Miss Arizona, Katelyn Niemiec spoke to our club this Friday past. She shared her journey from childhood to where she is today as Miss Arizona and as a contestant for Miss America. She gave us insight on how the Miss America organization supports young ladies with scholarships and guiding them as to the importance (and necessity) of community service. I am including a link below to Katelyn’s Facebook page where she has shared her photo of her day with Rotary.
Our newest member Jana Erion was pinned by Bonnie Markham and inducted today. She shared a brief account of her background and why it aligns with Rotary’s mission. Welcome!
Today’s speakers were husband and wife team Steve and Kristen David who detailed their passion for the independent film industry as well as their labor of love, a digital camera platform which will allow independent filmmakers the tools they need at an affordable price point. Steve took a moment to point out the Rotary symbol, and how he being an engineer sees it as representing action and getting it done. Well said!
In what turned to be a meeting chockfull of great information, Ken Anderson, the Committee Chair for the Community Services Committee began the meeting describing how the committee supports the community both financially and by giving their time. Ken made a special point to salute his fellow committee members (Krista Solomon, Claudia Cucitro, and Sawana Grimmett) for their efforts to support our community. Great job to all!
Krista Solomon and Club President Ryan Halleran presented a check to Yvonne Dolby of ProMusica a Chorale and Orchestra organization.
For further information about ProMusica please go to their website at: http://www.pmaz.org/
Ken Anderson and Club President Ryan Halleran then presented a check to Joan Sisco and Mary Ann Derryberry of Veteran’s First, an organization which assists female veterans in need.
For further information please go to their Facebook Page at:
And if that was not enough, we then had the privilege of listening to Frank Romero describe the Nigeria Water Project and all it entailed. His presentation included photographs of the project from start to finish which brought the project to life.
Anthem Club President Ryan Halleran stands with Current District Governor 5510, Tonya Watson Phd.. DG Tonya gave an insightful perspective centered on value as a means to revitalize membership. DG Tonya hails from the Flagstaff Rotary club and you can check out their website by clicking here.
DG Tonya’s significant other, Steve Cervantes rips some early morning blues harmonica while Rotarians provide the backup chorus of a Rotary song.
Rotarians attend the ribbon cutting for the Black Canyon City Heritage Park as a show of support for the Anthem and Black Canyon City Chambers of Commerce. The event was attended by Club President Ryan Halleran, Craig Boates, Krista Solomon, Brian Zapoticzny, and Jennifer and Hunter Merrill.
You can find more information about Heritage Park by clicking <here>.
Rotarians pictured left to right, Hunter Merrill, Jennifer Merrill, Brian Zapoticzny, and Krista Solomon.