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Posted by Rob Gossard on Aug 09, 2017
This is a list of the goals for our club set forward by our 2017-2018 District Governor Nancy Van Pelt, and current Club President Rob Gossard. It's function is to track and inform members of our progress on those goals.
 
Goals not yet started will appear in RED
Goals underway will appear in ORANGE
Goals achieved (Yay!) will appear in GREEN
2017-2018 Club Goals Rob Gossard 2017-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
We were pleased to move democracy forward during our meeting January 18th with the nomination and sustaining vote of our newest club officers.  
Sue Winchester was voted President Elect 2017/2018
Anavon Harris was voted in as Secretary 
Melissa Austin was voted in as Treasurer
Rotary on the Rim is lucky to have such dedicated members to continue the efforts of club and look forward to their installation.
New Officers Elected to the Grand Canyon Rotary marty 2017-01-19 07:00:00Z 0
For the first time since the Grand Canyon Rotary was formed an Interact club was created.  With nearly 20 members the club was formed and has been assisted by our Rotary members Melissa Austin and Eric & Sue Duthie. It's truly and awesome thing for our little community to have another organization representing Rotary International.  
Interact Club formed at the Grand Canyon 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Grand Canyon Rotary Club held a regular meeting today. We were served pepper steak over rice, steamed carrots, salad, and raspberry cheese cake for desert.
 
The thought for the day was "It's hard to keep the proper perspective when all around everything is a blur. We find ourselves grappling with employee issues, customer issues, family issues and everything else that becomes a center focal point of our lives. When in reality it's those little things that get in the way of things that are truly important."
 
Our next meeting will be on August 26, and our program will be presented by Club Member Melissa Austin. In attendance will be District Governor Paul Puliken.
 
 
August 19 Regular Meeting Rob Gossard 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Grand Canyon Rotary Club had its weekly meeting today at the Thunderbird Lodge in the Grand Canyon National Park. We were served chicken, corn chowder & corn bread muffins, green beans, potatoes and raspberry cobbler for dessert.
 
Rob's message of the day was a poem by Charles Bukowski.
 
Presentation was on the virtues of Waterbrick, a possible solution when we need to send something to some place in crisis.
 
Our next meeting will be on August 19, and our program will be presented by Club Member Marty Harris.
August 12 Regular Meeting Rob Gossard 2015-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
Grand Canyon Rotary Club held a business meeting today.
 
Our next meeting will be on August 12, and our program will be presented by Club Secretary Rob Gossard.
August 5 Business Meeting Rob Gossard 2015-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Gossard on Jul 22, 2015
Grand Canyon Rotary Club had its weekly meeting today at the Thunderbird Lodge in the Grand Canyon National Park. We were served pepper steak over rice, steamed broccoli, salad, and chocolate pound cakes for desert.
 
Due to a miscommunication, we were unable to have District Governor Paul Puliken today.
 
We had no program today, nor did we have any visitors. Instead of a program we had in informal discussion of needs we saw in the area and how we might address them.
 
A lot of discussion was made concerning our local school district and suppliment lunches for students who cannot bring a lunch and/or cannot afford one. Preliminary plans were made to contact the school superintendent and see how we might help.
 
Another idea was to reach out to our neighboring Rotary district in Wickenburg, who recently suffered massive flooding, and offer what help we could with clean up efforts there.
 
Our next meeting will be on July 29, and our program will be presented by Club President Clayann Cook.
July 22 Regular Meeting Rob Gossard 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
Holiday Dinner Dance 2014 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
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DG Chuck Fitzgerald was installed as the new District Governor on Jun 21, 2014 and now he is making his official visit to the Mountain Region Clubs (Grand Canyon RC & Williams RC) of District 5490.  We welcome DG Chuck & Susan and the Williams Rotary Club to
Rotary on the Rim!
 
Installation of "All" of the Chuck Fitzgerald's in Peoria, AZ.
DG Chuck Visits with Grand Canyon & Williams Rotary Clubs Yvonne Trujillo 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
The Beacon -- D5490 Newsletter Yvonne Trujillo 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
GC Rotary Clubs Newest Paul Harris Fellows yt 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Our new Rotary year starts with the installation of new officers.  Barb Shields is the new President, Yvonne Trujillo is the new Secretary & Julie Aldaz will continue as the Treasurer.  Clayann Cook is the President-Elect and Ken Bender will be taking on the job of Sargeant-at-Arms.  We look forward to the new Rotary Year.
New Officers 2014-15 yt 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Engage Rotary, Change Lives yt 2013-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Yvonne Trujillo on Dec 15, 2011
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Longtime Grand Canyon resident Andrew Aldaz was given the Community Leader of the Year at the annual Rotary Holiday Dinner.  Andrew was honored for all his years of service in the Grand Canyon community.
Andrew Aldaz Named Community Leader of the Year Yvonne Trujillo 2011-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 03, 2011

District 5490 Newsletter has changed its name to the 5490 Transformers

Attached is the first District Newsletter of our new Rotary Year. Leadership has changed throughout the Rotary world, but Service Above Self continues with new volunteer leadership.

 

The key word is volunteer. None of our new leaders can succeed without all our support. If you think someone needs to do something - maybe you should volunteer to be that someone. If an effort you observe is less than perfect - maybe you should offer to lend a hand. Remember, there is more than one right way to do things, and if your club always does what it has always done, they'll probably get what they've always got, but less of it, with less fun and less enthusiasm.

 

Celebrate and support new ideas! Be part of a great year - Reach Within to Embrace Humanity!

 


Helen (Jeanie) Morgan
District 5490


 

5490 Transformers (Newsletters 2011/2012) Yvonne Trujillo 2011-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
The Generator-District 5490 Newsletters 2010-2011 Rotary Year 2011-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Missed a Meeting? 2011-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 03, 2011
The Four-Way Test is every Rotarian's guide to ethical behavior.

Of the things we think, say, and do:
+ First, is it the truth?
+ Second, is it fair to all concerned?
+ Third, will it build good will and better friendships?
+ Fourth, is it beneficial to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test 2011-05-04 01:14:56Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2011

 

F or years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club and its members could contribute within each avenue.

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Bill Brookins Named Rotary Community Leader of the Year! Yvonne Trujillo 2011-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Trip to Caborca, Sonora, Mexico Yvonne Trujillo 2010-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Yvonne Trujillo
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On Tuesday June 14th, Don Schiller, GSE (Group Study Exchange) Coordinator for District 5490 brought Bobby, Phoebe, Ada, Jill & Darren to visit the Grand Canyon. I met them at the Imax, where they got the chance to see the new Condor Encounter Show. After seeing the Imax movie they were really excited about seeing the "real" thing. We proceeded along the East Rim Drive to Desert View. Everytime they saw a glimpse of the canyon there were lots of "oohs & aahs" about how beautiful it was.  They told me that seeing pictures of the canyon as beautiful as they looked cannot compare to the "real" thing! 
GSE Taiwan visits the Grand Canyon Yvonne Trujillo 0