On Thursday,  April 29th, we had 25 participants for our club’s bi-monthly Zoom/Hybrid meeting. Our Speaker was Bob Frost, Scottsdale’s Poet Laureate. Bob shared some of his works with our club. Some of the poems were simple stories with a surprise humorous ending, while others took on a more serious pondering. It was enjoyable to listen and get lost in the poetry! We were also joined by special Rotarian guests Bob C. and Dave B.
Per request… You can find Bob’s work on Amazon under the following titles:
• A Sweet Place to Play, by Robert A. Frost
• Cowboy Poems about the Old West and New, by Bob Frost
• Open the Curtains of Thought, by Robert A. Frost
Paul Harris Fellows (x13!):
• Congratulations to the following recipients of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition: Alan, Austin, Dale, Jay, Kathy, Lisa, Clark, Craig, Ed, Hector, James, Kathleen, Lauren! Greg Podd was kind enough to join us and give us the background behind this grand achievement. (Pictures attached)
Club Updates:
• We are officially linking our previous $5k donation to Raising Special Kids to their NICU program. The program provides Training, 1:1 support, published materials and resource referrals for new parents faced with the challenge of a medically fragile child.
• Our Rotary Week of Service efforts were highlighted in the Scottsdale Independent Newspaper! (Clipping attached)
• We are now an official sponsor of a Global Grant project in San Carlos, MX that will renovate a senior living facility that suffered hurricane damage.
• We are proud to announce we are sponsoring Joanna Soliz through The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona. Joanna is a single mother of a 4yr old. The $2,000 will help her achieve her dream of becoming a licensed practical nurse! (Picture attached) (TRVF of AZ: Donations can still be made up until May 17th this year for a potential Tax Credit. Please check with your tax professional.)
“Hybrid” Meeting
Another great hybrid meeting! We are scheduled for a Hybrid meeting (In-person & Zoom) next Thursday (05/13/21) again at the Hyatt House in Old Town Scottsdale (4245 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. I have booked the large meeting room again. I will send additional meeting instructions and Zoom information. (Please note I will be including the Zoom link on our club page. Click the speaker link on the left side of the page and you will find the link).
Attached: Paul Harris Fellows, Article Clipping, Meeting Photos, TRVFA Recipient, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Our next Hybrid (Zoom) rotary meeting is scheduled next week for May 13th, at 7:00am (GMT). Our speaker will be Don Couvillion, ASU Sky Song Innovation Center. 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
May 13th, 2021 – Don Couvillion (ASU Sky Song Innovation Center)
May 27h, 2021 – Sandra Kennedy (Arizona Corporation Commissioner)

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Russell Hampton
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