We have had a busy two weeks with meetings so please excuse the ramblings in this Ramblings (plenty of pictures attached below as well)!
On Thursday, November 12th, we had 22 participants for our club’s bi-monthly Zoom meeting. Christina Wagner, Military Assistance Mission, joined us as a speaker. M.A.M provides financial & morale aid to current AZ active duty military, their families, and wounded warriors!
On Thursday, November 19th, we had 23 participants. Our good friend, and fellow Rotarian, Dave Ortega joined us as a speaker. Dave will be the new Mayor of Scottsdale! He presented his vision for Scottsdale and took us along on his journey that led to his eventual entry into the race and subsequent victory. Dave has been a Rotarian since 1992 and is a past President of SSRC. We congratulate Dave and are very proud to have a fellow Rotarian, and more importantly our friend, in office!
Our SSRC Visioncare Foundation presented $3,100+ to our guest, Cassandra Switalski, on behalf of the Miracle League of Arizona.
Steve Clausen met with our Zoom meeting guest from our Nov. 12th meeting to exchange club flags! Ramesh Pallavoor is the Pres-Elect of the Rotary Club of Thane North End and it was a pleasure having him join us!
Silent Auction: We will be conducting an online silent auction of the items we had planned to auction at our canceled golf tournament. We have some amazing items! The Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting the online auction starting Thursday, November 26th at 12AM to Wednesday, December 2nd at 12PM. Proceeds benefit SSRC and our community service efforts.  Please visit the site at the link below to see the different items being auctioned:
Note: I will be sending out a separate email to everyone with the Auction information that you can forward on to friends and family. This information will be posted to our social media accounts as well. We will need everyone to get the word out to make this auction a success! (Big thank you to Lauren and Dale for pulling this together and doing such a fantastic job!)
We will not be meeting the week of Thanksgiving and will resume our bi-monthly schedule in December.
Our next virtual (Zoom) rotary meeting is scheduled for December 3rd at 7:00am (GMT), Foundation Meeting to follow at 8:00am. I will be sending out an email with connection instructions. Our speaker will be Shawn Elmore, Midwestern University. Shawn will be highlighting Work with Animal Shelters in relation to our Veterans.
I look forward to seeing everyone. Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Best Regards,
2020-2021, President – Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club
Upcoming Meetings:
November 26, 2020 – No Meeting (Thanksgiving)
December 3, 2020 – Shawn Elmore, Midwestern University
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Russell Hampton
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