On Thursday, March 18th, we had 25 participants for our club’s bi-monthly Zoom/Hybrid meeting. We welcomed Gretchen Baumgardner, City of Scottsdale’s Water Policy Manager. Extremely informative and topical conversation for us desert dwellers. We learned a great deal about the planning that is continuously in motion to make sure we have sufficient water availability in Arizona. I have attached Gretchen’s presentation as a PDF with this correspondence.
Hybrid Meetings:
It has been great actually interacting with fellow Rotarians! We are scheduled again at the Hyatt House in Old Town Scottsdale (4245 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.) I will send additional meeting instructions along with our Zoom login information. We will have an upgraded sound system for those choosing to Zoom only.
Club Updates:
• SSRC will be donating $5,000 to the Back to School Project.
• SSRC will be donating $1,000 to the Rotary Polio Plus Program.
• SSRC will be donating $1,000 to the Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Virtual Fundraising Event. The donation is a sponsorship and we will begin the 5pm hour on March 31st. Dale Shafer recorded an interview that will play during the virtual event. I have attached the event flyer and encourage members to join in!
TRVFA Grant: Even though we have exceeded our goals you can still consider making a contribution to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA). Your contribution may receive a dollar for dollar Tax Credit. (Please speak with your tax advisor for confirmation). Tax credits donations are good through April 15th2021.
Attached: Presentation (PDF), Meeting Photos, Alli Ortega Event Flyer
Our next Hybrid (Zoom) rotary meeting is scheduled next week for April 1st, at 7:00am (GMT). Our speaker will be Chance Cozby from The Thunderbirds to discuss their charity work and the WM Phoenix Open. I will be sending out an email with connection instructions and meeting location. 
I look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday!
Best Regards,
2020-2021, President – Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club
Upcoming Meetings
April 1st, 2021– Chance Cozby (Thunderbirds, Charity & the WM Phoenix Open)
May 13th, 2021– Don Couvillion (ASU Sky Song Innovation Center)

Russell Hampton
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