On Thursday, October 1st, we had 23 members in attendance for our club’s bi-monthly Zoom meeting. We had the pleasure of Joan Serviss, the Ex. Director of the Arizona Housing Coalition, joining us as our speaker. The AHA is a state advocacy org. that is leading efforts to end homelessness & advocate for safe, affordable homes for all Arizonans. The AHA is also the proud home of the Arizona Veteran Stand Down Alliance, a state effort to connect homeless & at-risk veterans with the services they need. (I have attached Joan’s presentation.)
Dictionary Project: A big thank you to our members that delivered dictionaries to elementary schools for distribution! Please see attached photo of our fellow Rotarians in action.
Hybrid Meetings: I would like to soon offer a venue to those members who are comfortable meeting in person. My thought is to utilize outdoor seating with proper social distancing.  This will not replace Zoom as I am cognizant of the legitimate concerns some may have. Those not in physical attendance would be more then welcome to join in virtually as we will conduct meetings as “normal.” Obviously, we still have a few kinks to work out with the venue, but with the cooler temperatures I believe this is a manageable and exciting opportunity for some us to see each other again!! Rest assured that this will be examined with the safety and well-being of our members weighing prominently on our minds. I will continue to update everyone as details unfold.
Our next virtual (Zoom) Rotary meeting is scheduled next week for October 15th at 7:00am (GMT). I will be sending out an email with connection instructions. Our speaker will be Mark Melnychenko (City of Scottsdale Transportation & Streets Director). 
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday. Have a great week!
Best Regards,
2020-2021, President – Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club
Upcoming Meetings
October 15, 2020 – Mark Melnychenko (City of Scottsdale Transportation & Streets Dir)
October 29, 2020 – Sari Custer (Chief Science and Curiosity Officer, AZ Science Center)
November 12, 2020 – Christina Wagner (Military Assistance Mission)
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