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On Thursday, April 1st, we had 20 participants for our club’s bi-monthly Zoom/Hybrid meeting. We welcomed Chance Cozby, Executive Director of The Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds host the WM Phoenix Open and provide a tremendous amount of charitable contributions to the area. We learned how they were able to safely conduct the Open this year. Normally the event has a $390m economic impact in the region in-line with the Super Bowl. It was equally great to hear how they were able to donate heavily into the community with their emergency fund during the pandemic. We had 9 people in attendance and had a delicious breakfast catered by Chompie’s!
 
Rotary Week of Service (April 17th)
In-person service opportunity! Saturday April 17th, 9am-11(ish)am at Vista del Camino, 7700 E Roosevelt St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.  
 
We will cleanup landscaping around the building, including new plants/flowers and debris/trash pick-up on the grounds and nearby park areas.
  • Please wear Rotary gear
  • Bring your own work gloves and water
  • Vista will supply any other tools and equipment needed
  • Park in the lot behind the building (Family members are welcome)
  • We will continue to follow appropriate guidelines and masks will be worn during the project
“Hybrid” Meeting
Another great hybrid meeting! We are scheduled for a Hybrid meeting (In-person & Zoom) next Thursday (04/15/21) again at the Hyatt House in Old Town Scottsdale (4245 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. I have booked a larger meeting room with u-shaped seating just beyond the hotel lobby (much bigger room with projector for our Zoom participants).  I will send additional meeting instructions and Zoom information out as well.
 
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 15th 2021.
 
Attached: Meeting Photos, Birthdays & Anniversaries
 
Our next Hybrid (Zoom) rotary meeting is scheduled next week for April 15th, at 7:00am (GMT). Our speaker will be Dale Gray with the Dream Center I will be sending out an email with connection instructions and meeting location.
 
I look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday!
 
Best Regards,
Clark
2020-2021, President – Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club
 
Upcoming Meetings
April 15th, 2021 – Dale Gray (Dream Center)
April 29th , 2021 – Bob Frost (Scottsdale Poet Laureate)
May 13th, 2021 – Don Couvillion (ASU Sky Song Innovation Center)
 
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