3-6-2020 Mayor Jen Miles

Mayor Jen Miles

Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's March 6 speaker, Mayor Jen Miles (shown with club president Karen Brown), addressed the club on the state of the city. The Home Rule option has been approved every 4 years by voters since 1988. When it expires in 2023 staff recommends replacing it with a Permanent Base Adjustment. Miles noted the Rancho Santa Fe Interchange looks good and is expected to go to executive session in April with hopes of breaking ground by the end of the year. Water issues focus on the substation and state legislation is needed for these. Rep. Regina Cobb has proposed several bills on this but no progress yet in the State House of Representatives. Downtown Kingman has new parking spaces for tour buses and street-side seating in front of some businesses. August's primary ballot will include a measure to change the term of mayor from 2 years to 4 years. (Photo and verbiage by Jo Ann Oxsen) 
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3.6.2020 Rotary Microgrant Awarded

Rotary Microgrant recipient
 
At its March 6 meeting, Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club presented Kingman Academy of Learning teacher, Stephanie Roundy with a microgrant donation check of $2,000 (shown with Rotarian Brenda Rhodes and club president Karen Brown). Roundy teaches 3rd-5th grades and will be using the donation for materials to be used in the Sensory Path Circuit program. This is an evidence-based, colorful, creative and playful way for kids to improve fundamental motor skills and build stronger sensory connections in the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, balance, etc. (photo and verbiage by Jo Ann Oxsen)
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2-7-2020 Michelle Valandingham

Treatment for Opioid Addiction
 
The community Medical Services Clinic Manager for Kingman and Lake Havasu City Michelle Valandingham and her associate Ronny Jones spoke at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's February 7 meeting (shown above with club president Karen Brown).  Offering treatment for opioid addiction, there are 46 Community Medical Services clinics nationwide including Kingman, which opened September 2019 and Lake Havasu City, open since August 2019. The clinics administer methadone treatments and provide Naloxone for overdose treatment. Jones, a recovering opioid addict himself, noted opioids are as important to an addict as food and water and methadone helps rewire the brain to help patients avoid relapses. The clinic accepts Medicare, Access or private payment. For further information call 928-565-6699 or email michelle.valandingham@cmsgiveshope.com  (provided by Jo Ann Oxsen) 
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1-24-2020 Dr. Stacy Klippenstein

Mohave Community College

 

Featured speaker at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's January 24th meeting was Mohave Community College's Kingman campus President (and fellow Rotarian), Dr. Stacy Klippenstein. As of July 1st, Klippenstein became  MCC's 6th President. Having earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration at Montana State University, Klippenstein went on to be awarded his Doctor of Education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. From there, he began his career in higher education at Northern Arizona University in 1996, where he worked in the Office of Residence Life and Facilities Management. Klippenstein and his wife always had a soft spot in their hearts for Arizona and were happy to return here last year. He noted Mohave Community College has served Mohave County, our communities and students extremely well over the years and he is encouraged by the positive and collaborative spirit of its faculty, staff, students and community partners. For information on Mohave Community College, log on to its website: mohave.edu

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1.17.2020 Cecelia Clouser KRMC

Volunteers Needed

 

Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's January 17 meeting speaker was Cecilia Clouser, Kingman Regional Medical Center Volunteer Services Manager (shown with club president, Karen Brown). KRMC volunteers, numbering about 150, serve at the reception desk, the gift shops on the main and second campus, outpatient surgery, the cancer care center, Joan & Diana Hospice, and as drivers transporting patients and more. Gift Shop proceeds go towards grants for hospital needs and scholarships. Minimum age to volunteer at KRMC is 14 years of age. For further information, contact Clouser at 928-263-5673.

 
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1-10-2020  Kim Bilbrey

Kim Bilbrey

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's January 10th speaker was Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Rotarian, Kim Bilbrey. Bilbrey addressed the club on Protecting Yourself from Financial Fraud. For information on this and other financial matters of concern, Bilbrey may be reached a 928-757-5831 (Photo and verbiage by Jo Ann Oxsen)
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1-3-2020 Mike Meersman, Director of Parks

Kingman Parks, Recreation, Golf and Aquatics

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's first meeting of the new year January 3rd was Mike Meersman, Director of Parks, Recreation, Golf and Aquatics for the City of Kingman (shown above with club Rotarian Tom Clark). Among the topics discussed, Meersman noted a shade structure is being added at Firefighters Park, a new 2-1/2 mile trail, White Cliffs Wagon Wheel Trail, is in the works, and Fort Beale Loop Trail has been upgraded and its parking area increased. Meersman may be contacted at 928-692-3105 or  mmeersman@cityofkingman.gov
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12-20-2019 Kyle Walsh, Mohave County Department

Dept of Public Health

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club welcomed Kyle Walsh, Mohave County Department of Public Health Environmental Health Supervisor, as their December 20th speaker (shown with club president Karen Brown). Walsh addressed the club on obtaining health certificates for food service. Two-hour classes are conducted by the health department to obtain food service cards, which are valid for three years. Cost is $20 but is free to volunteers. For details phone 928-757-0901 or email kyle.walsh@mohavecounty.us (photo and verbiage by Jo Ann Oxsen)
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11-22-2019 Susan Williams

Tobacco Use

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's November 22 meeting was Mohave County Community Health Educator Specialist Senior Supervisor and Rotarian Susan Williams (shown with club president Karen Brown). Williams presented a power point presentation on tobacco use. Between 1965 and 2018 tobacco use in the U.S. dropped from 42% to 13.7% while in Mohave County it dropped from 29% in 2011 to 20% in 2018. E-cigarette use among high school students surged from 11.7% in 2017 to  20.8% in 2018. According to the Center for Disease Control as of 11-20-19: nationwide 2,290 cases of e-cigarette or vaping products use has been associated with lung injury, along with 42 deaths.
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11-1-2019 Cindy Vawter

Tanzania H.O.P.E 

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's November 1 speaker was Cindy Vawter (shown above with club past-president Becky Fawson). Cindy gave a power point presentation  on the Tanzania African Water Project in which her late husband and fellow Rotarian, Don Vawter, was very much involved and to which the club donates. Also covered was Tanzania's H.O.P.E. Now children's project. (Verbiage and photo by Jo Ann Oxsen)
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10-25-2019 Annie's Attic

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Annie's Attic

 
 Don and Annie Fuller of Annie's Art Attic were featured speakers at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's October 25 meeting (shown above with club president Karen Brown). Annie's Art Attic, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises money through sales of donated clothing, jewelry, household items, furniture, collectibles and antiques at   2575 Northern Ave and a second annex location at 4535 Roosevelt where art and craft classes are held. Each month it chooses a local charity to receive a $500 donation. It also assists St. Mary's Church Tuesdays and Fridays in their Daily Bread sandwich distribution. This is just a sampling of Annie's Art Attic's many contributions to the Kingman community and beyond.
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10-18-2019 Tips for the Shelter

Mohave County Animal Shelter

 
Tips from Oktoberfest totaling $1,880 were donated by Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club to Mohave County Animal Shelter at the club's October 18 meeting. Accepting the donation on behalf of the shelter were Lynn Kannianen and Nicole Mangiameli (shown above with club president Karen Brown).
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10.11.2019 Tami Ursenbach

Mohave County Economic Development Director

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's October 11 speaker was Tami Ursenbach, Mohave County Economic Development Director (shown above with club president Karen Brown). Ursenbach addressed the group on attracting businesses to Mohave County, noting the county has a lot to offer relocating and expanding businesses from low business costs to available land. For further information log on to mohavedevelopment.org or phone 928-757-0960.
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Brian Devincenzi 9-27-2019

Street Drags 2019

 
The topic of Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's September 27th meeting was Route 66 Street Drags, presented by Brian Devincenzi/COO/Executive Producer of the event (shown above with club president Karen Brown). 300 cars will vie for the title in 9 classes over this 3-day event October 25-27. This will be the first-ever legal street drag race of this size to be run on Route 66 anywhere in the country. For details, log on to www.RT66streetdrags.com or phone 530-521-4016.
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Brews and Brats Oktoberfest is coming soon! Mary K Clark 2019-09-18 07:00:00Z 0

9-13-2019  DG  Dave Simmer

DG David Simmer

 
 At its September 13th meeting, Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club was honored to have 5495 Rotary District Governor, David Simmer, speak to club (shown above with club president, Karen Brown). Simmer noted The Rotary Foundation is among the top-rated service organizations. Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of U.S. charities ranked The Rotary Foundation 8th out of 8,000 charities evaluated in 2019, while Charity Watch gave it an A-plus rating Nov. 2018 and CNBC ranked it as 3rd in its Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. According to Simmer, 785,000,000 world-wide don't have access to clean water and Water and Sanitation is among Rotary's six areas of focus. The other five areas of focus are Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. For further information on the Rotary Foundation and to support or become a part of this outstanding service organization, log on to rotary5495.org
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8-23-2019 Paul Pitts


All Hazard Emergency Service

 
Paul Pitts, a retired Fire Chief (shown above with club president Karen Brown), addressed Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club at its August 23rd meeting. Pitts, who has worked in emergency service his entire career, reviewed All Hazard Emergency Service formed after Anthrax attacks, which prepares health departments for major catastrophes or disasters. Also reviews was  Medical Resource Group, formed after 911, which has 900 units nationwide and can respond to any incident that affects public health. Pitts noted individuals and family should have in place a plan for what to do in the case of a disaster and recommended downloading the mobile app Code Red. (Thank you to Jo Ann Oxsen)
 
 
  
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8-16-2019 KRMC Public Relations

KRMC Public Relation

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's August 16th meeting's featured speakers were Ben McGlothlin, KRMC Public Relations Specialist and Scott Kern, KRMC Director of Communications & Development (shown above with club president Karen Brown). The topic was Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation's Stewardship Program. The program consists of 5 classes beginning October 17 from 8-10am and continuing on the third Thursday of the month through February 2020, each with a different focus. October: Overview by President/CEO Brian Turney the Emergency Department; November: Cardiology and Inpatient Services; December: Pain Management, Orthopedic & Therapy Services; January: Imaging Services and Respiratory and Wound Care; and February: Finance Economics and Cancer Care. Classes are open to the public but limited to 20 registrants. For details and to register, contact McGlothlin at bmcglothlin@azkrmc.com or 928-263-3873. 
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8-9-2019 Gary Waters

Yes for Kingman Schools Committee

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's August 9th speaker was Gary Waters with the Yes for Kingman Schools Committee. Waters spoke on Kingman United School District's $35,000,000 Bond issue. If passed in November's Special Election, $18,000,000 of the bond will be used to update Palo Cristi and La Senita schools with the balance to be used for 10 new school busses and other school district needs. Cost to Kingman Area School District property owners will be approximately $50 for every $100,000 of property valuation. For further information, email Waters at gjwatersjr@pm.me
 
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7-19-2019 Rotary Microgrants


Micro Grants Distributed!

 
At its July 19th meeting, Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club presented microgrants to 3 local teachers (shown above with club president Karen Brown). A $1,000 microgrant was awarded to Bethany Wigal to be used for a 3D printer for her Cerbat Elementary 5th grade class. A $605 microgrant was awarded to Jennifer Colbert to be used for 5 microscopes and film  for her Cerbat Elementary 3rd grade class. A $350 microgrant was awarded to Susan Collins to be used for 40 high-quality recorders for her music class at Manzanita Elementary School. 
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7-19-2019 Rotary Grants Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council


Rotary Grants

 
At Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's July 19th meeting, the club presented two donations to the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council. The first $7,750 donation was towards the Women's Veterans Room and the second $4,000 donation towards ADA Compliance. Accepting the donations was Casey Farrell (shown above with club president Karen Brown).et.
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7-12-19 Oscar Lopez, Building & Life Safety Inspector

QR 911

 
 Speaking at the July 12th meeting of Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club was Oscar Lopez, Building & Life Safety Inspector with Kingman Fire Department (shown above with club past-president Becky Fawson). Lopez addressed the club on QR911, a program that provides life-saving information to emergency responders. City of KIngman Fire Department is the first fire department in the nation to offer this free program. With it, each person that enrolls is issued a QR code, specific to that individual, which can be printed out & displayed in the home, vehicle, wallet, etc. Included in the code is the individual's critical medical information such as medications taken, allergies, etc. and is confidential and can only be accessed by emergency responders.For more information on QR911, contact Lopez at 928-753-2891 or alopez@cityofkingman.gov
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5.31.2019 John Rodriguez

Peramedic with Western Air Rescue

 
Featured speaker at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's May 31st meeting was John Rodriguez, Paramedic with Western Air Rescue, a division of Arizona DPS (shown above with club president Becky Fawson). Western Air Rescue has been providing rescue services for over 45 years. In addition to responding locally, as directed by DPS, the 3 pilots and 3 paramedics in the Kingman vicinity also respond to Utah, Nevada and California when called upon. For further information on Western Air Rescue, Rodriguez can be reached at jrodriguez@azdps.gov
 
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5-24-2019 Terry Flanagan

WWI Memorial Restoration

 
 Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's May 24th meeting was Terry Flanagan, Commandant of Marine Corps League 887. Flanagan spoke to the club on the World War I Memorial currently being restored by the Marine Corps League's Devil Dogs. In the 1990's the machine gun figure between the doughboy and sailor disappeared at a time when copper was being stolen throughout the area and it is being replaced by the Devil Dogs. Dedication of the memorial is scheduled for June 29th in front of the courthouse.
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5-17-2019 Citizen of the Month

We Celebrate you!

 
Honored as May Citizen of the Month at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's May 17th meeting was Tim Gerlach (shown above with Rotarian Susan Williams, Gerlach's wife Wendy, daughter Dakotah and niece Sadi). Gerlach is president of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 in Kingman which sponsors The Young Eagles. This year they've completed two Young Eagles Flight Rallies with a third planned and have hosted a Flight Safety Seminar in cooperation with the FAA and the USMC. Now being organized is the 2019 Kingman Air Fest, fly-in and Open House scheduled for October 19. 
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5-17-2019  Jim Hinckley

Tourism our future! 

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's May 17th meeting was Jim Hinckley (shown above with club president Becky Fawson). Hinckley, author of 18 books and hundreds of feature articles for various publications, is a tourism development consultant, CEO of Route 66 Crossroads, committee member of Kingman's Economic Development Advisory Committee and member of Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership. Hinckley is currently teaching a class at Mohave Community College, The History and Culture of Route 66, with a second class, Route 66 Hospitality and Tourism scheduled for May 29-June 12. To register, log on to ce.mohave.edu. Jim Hinckley's America website, www.jimhinckleysamerica.com gives readers a closeup look at America's historic Route 66.
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11-16-2018 - Western Arizona Humane Society 

Western Arizona Humane Socity

 
Becky Fawson, President of Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club, presented Nicole Mangieli/Western Arizona Humane Society Operations Manager and Lynn Kannianen/Board Member a $1,700 donation check. The donation was obtained from tips received by the Rotary club's at its Oktoberfest last month where 5 dogs and 5 cats were adopted out by the humane society. Mangieli and Kannianen spoke to the club on the humane society's upcoming December 1 fundraiser, Whiskers and Wine, to be held at the Grand Events Center. The event will be catered by Garlic Clove with beer and wine provided by Black Bridge Brewery and live music by Buffalo Nickel. Proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of maintaining the animal shelter.  The average shelter cost for each animal admitted is $300, covering not only food and boarding but also parvo-testing, vaccinating, spaying or neutering, and microchipping. For more information on the humane society or to volunteer, call 928-753-2727.
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Another successful Brews and Brats Oktoberfest! Mary K Clark 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Wrestling Program! Lee Williams High School

Lee Williams Wrestling Program

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's August 24th meeting were Dan Ondrejka, Head Coach of Lee Williams Wrestling Team and Jimmy Wayman, team member (shown above with club president Becky Fawson). The wrestling program began 6 years ago and is proud of the strides made in the past 3 years, winning 70% of their matches, 10 state qualifiers and  a trophy last year. The team travels more than any other school sport with 5 away tournaments (and 1 home tournament) per season. This coming season they're pleased to have scheduled 2 home tournaments. The cost of the wrestling program is $4,500 per year with only $700 provided by the school and the balance through fund raising and donations. Tax credits are available to those making donations to the program.
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6-8-2018 Jeff Wrigley, Warden at AZ State Prison in Golden Valley

Jeff Wrigley, Warden

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's June 8th meeting was Jeff Wrigley, Warden at AZ State Prison in Golden Valley (shown above with club president-elect Becky Fawson). The facility consists of 2 units. Huachuca, with 1500 beds, houses medium security prisoners, primarily sex offenders with an average sentence of 15 years. Cerbat, with 2,000 beds, houses minimum security prisoners with an average sentence of 5 years or less. Approximately 100 prisoners per day from the Cerbat unit work on outside projects through the City of Kingman, Mohave Community College and elsewhere. Wrigley noted the prison emphasis is on a maintaining a safe facility and respectful environment. Upon entering, if an inmate doesn't have an 8th grade education, he must attend classes to obtain a GED and if he doesn't, then he is required to serve his full sentence. Vocational programs are also offered including Braille, in which 22 inmates are currently enrolled.
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6-1-2018 Chamber News

Chamber of Commerce Report

Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's June 1 speaker was Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Michael Hindenach (shown above with club Past President Tom Clark). The chamber's annual meeting at Kingman Regional Medical Center's Hualapai Campus will feature a presentation on Kingman Crossing by KRMC CEO Brian Turney. June 30 at 6:00 p.m. is Derby Days at Mohave County Fairgrounds with tickets available at the chamber office. Hindenach also touched on water resource management, a topic of concern to all. 
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5-25-2018 Rotary Meeting

 
May 25th’s Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club meeting featured a speaker, a donation presentation, and a Citizen of the Month award.  White Cliffs Interactor Past President/Assistant Governor Chase Walther (above left of club president Susan Williams) gave a flip chart presentation on “Lessons from Interact Conference”: double check everything, utilize your resources, believe in your ability, never deny an opportunity to serve others, and more. The club presented a donation check to the Kingman Academy of Learning Lego League Team (above, right of club president Susan Williams - Evan Steadman, team coordinator Celeste Lucier, Dylan Steadman). Honored as the club’s May Citizen of the Month was Jody Schanaman (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Shanahan’s community involvement includes Kingman High School Sharpshooters, Mohave Scholastic Clay Target Program, Kingman First Robotics Team 60, and Friends of the NRA.
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5-4-2018 Ryan Kennedy COO KRMC

KRMC Ongoing Construction

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's May 4th meeting was Ryan Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer of Kingman Regional Medical Center and fellow club member (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Kennedy updated the club on KRMC's ongoing construction and development. The cancer center's $4,500,000 project has double the center's space. The cardiovascular center is expanding, along with new state-of-the-art equipment. The emergency department's planned expansion will increase its beds from 27 to 49 and change semi-private rooms to private rooms. Also in the works is a retail pharmacy with drive-thru window.
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4-27-2018 Dr. M.J. Kearns

Mohave Community College

 
April 27th's Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club speaker was Dr. Michael J. Kearns, President of Mohave Community College  (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Dr. Kearns reported the college campus is getting a new improved look with permanent buildings replacing the outdated mobile ones, including a building underway that will house a fitness center. Innovation and transformation is of import in education today and college completion takes precedence over college enrollment. As a result, the college's success rate in remedial math has improved from 57% to 88% over the previous year with student progression now being stressed.
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4-20-2018 -  Allen Tempert

Mohave County Elections

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's April 20 speaker was Allen Tempert, Mohave County Elections Director (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Tempert  updated the group on the elections department. The next Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, with a registration deadline of Monday, July 30th. For further information go online at www.mohavecounty.us or phone 928-753-0733.
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4-13-2018 Roger Jack

School Safety and Active Shooters

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's April 13 speaker was Roger Jacks, Superintendent of Kingman Area School District (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Jacks spoke to the club on School Safety and Active Shooters. Schools receive extensive training throughout the year on school safety, conduct drills, and have security cameras. To date, there are also security resource officers in 5 of the 12 schools in the district.
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3-30-2018 Rev Michael Birnbaum

Balance Local and International Service

 
Featured speaker at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's March 30 meeting was Rev. Michael Birnbaum, pastor of Living Word Lutheran Church (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Rev. Birnbaum, having been a Rotary International Team Leader in Central America, encouraged the group to balance local with international service, emphasizing projects that are sustainable. When traveling Rotarians should put into practice Rotary's motto of Service Above Self by seeking to fill a need when observed. Living Word Church has two May mission trips planned to Rocky Point, Mexico open to the Christian community. For details, call 509-710-3283 or email michael@ISLonline.org 
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3/23/2018 Speaker Bill Ward

The Club for Youth

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club's March 23 speaker was Bill Ward (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Ward, CEO of The Club for Youth (formerly Kingman Boys & Girls Club) noted the club served 202 youth in February, serves dinner and a snack Mondays through Thursdays and  lunch and a snack Fridays, is open 253 days a year and costs only $350/year with scholarships available. For further information email bill@theclubforyouth.org or phone 928-718-0033.
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3-16-2018 Movie Night

Monthly Movie Night

 
Monthly Movie Night was the topic of the presentation to Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club at their March 16 meeting. Steve Conn (shown above with club president Susan Williams) presents a classic movie, mainly from the 1930s-1950's,  at Kathryn Heidenreich Seniors Center, 1776 Airway Avenue, at 6pm the 4th Friday of the month for a $2 donation. Popcorn, snacks and drinks are also available. For further information call 928-757-2778
 
 
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2-23-2018 Citizen of the month

Wayne Hollins Thank you!

 
Honored as Citizen of the Month at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s February 23 meeting was Wayne Hollins (shown above with Citizen of the Month Chairman Kristi Blair and Rotary presenter Sue Bethel). Hollins spearheaded a clean up effort of the desert in Golden Valley called Golden Valley Cactus Cleaners.  In 2017 the group cleared 104,110 pounds of trash in Golden Valley which included 15 boats and 4831 tires from the desert. Hollins encourages people to clean up one bag of trash each time they head out into the desert.
 
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2-23-2018 The Mystery of Tax Laws

Tax Laws

 
Speaking on Tax Law Updates at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s February 23 meeting was local CPA Henry Varga (shown above with club president Susan Williams).
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2-26-2018 - Lego League Team

Kingman Academy Middle School - The Force!

 
Kingman Academy Middle School’s FIRST Lego League teams (Evan Steadman, Margret Scholl, Dylan Steadman, Marla Nisski, and Lanie DelaPena, flanked by Rotary club president Susan Williams and teacher Celeste Lucier ) spoke at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s February 16 meeting. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Lego League is a worldwide event with thousands of teams competing. Students research a real world problem, develop a solution to the problem and present it to others. The past three years, Kingman Academy’s teams have qualified in Flagstaff for the State Tournament. For further information or a presentation to your business, contact Celeste Lucier at 928-377-8586 or clucier@kaolaz.org
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2/9/2018 Operation Homecoming

Operation Homecoming 

 
Operation Homecoming was the topic of the presentation given at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s February 9 meeting. Featured speaker was club member Bill McClure (shown above with club president Susan Williams). McClure, a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, flew the second plane which airlifted 40 POWs (prisoners of war) out of Hanoi, North Vietnam February 12, 1973, some had been held captive for 7-1/2 years.
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2-2-2018 Program

Posted on Feb 02, 2018

Rotarian or was it Theodore Roosevelt?

 
After Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club ‘s February 2 planned speaker cancelled at the last minute, the club was treated to a welcome surprise. As it so happened, Rotarian Joe Wiegand from Colorado Springs Rotary Club, was visiting the club that day. Joe is billed as “the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor, delighting audiences at the White House, in all 50 states and internationally.” Wiegand stepped up and treated the club to a wonderful performance. He can be reached at teddy@teddyrooseveltshow.com
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1-23-2018 Rotary Readers Make a difference

School Reading Program

 
Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s January 26 meeting were Vicki Trujillo/ Cerbat Elementary School Principal and Julie Runkel/Assistant Principal (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Their topic covered the school’s reading program. Third grade students must pass a reading test before being promoted to fourth grade. To help students in this effort are Rotary Readers, club members and other volunteers who devote a half hour weekly to sitting with students needing help in this area and having the students read to them. For additional information on Rotary Readers, contact Bob Najaka at 928-715-1440.
 
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1/19/2018 Rotary Program

Pilot Project - partnership with Bureau of Land Management and The Humane Society

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Speaking at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s January 19 meeting was Grace Kahler, Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Field Manager (shown above with club president, Susan Williams). Kahler reviewed the pilot project the humane society will be conducting in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management to determine the feasibility of using the PZP (or ZonaStat-H) immunocongraceptive vaccine to manage the wild burro population in Oatman and the surrounding Black Mountain Herd Management Area. For details on the project email gkahler@humanesociety.org 
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Paul Pitts, Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps Unit Coordinator

Preparing for Emergencies

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s featured speaker January 12 was Paul Pitts, Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps Unit Coordinator (shown above with club Public Relations Chairman Lorraine Leeming). Pitts spoke  to the group on Preparing for Emergencies, noting everyone should have two emergency supply kits – one at home and one in their vehicle. Among items to be included are food, water, a battery-operated radio, flashlight, first aid kit, whistle and pet supplies, if applicable. For additional info, Pitts can be contacted at Paul.Pitts@mohavecounty.us
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Carolyn Vancleave of Gemstone Tile

Gemstone Tile made in Kingman Arizona

Carolyn Vancleave of Gemstone Tile spoke to Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club at its December 15 meeting. (as shown above with club president Susan Williams). Vancleave explained the process of handcrafting a one of a kind product, utilizing turquoise exclusively from Kingman’s turquoise mine, the last commercially operated turquoise mine in North America. Gemstone Tile makes premium custom handcrafted gemstone tiles from jewelry grade turquoise and other precious materials. It is the only company in the world that is capable of creating this tile. Vancleave can be reached a 928-753-3147 or visit their website at www.gemstonetile.com
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12/01/2017 Michelle Valandingham

Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program.

 
Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s December 1 speaker was Michelle Valandingham (shown above with club president Susan Williams). Valandingham is Program Coordinator for Mohave County Department of Public Health’s Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program. Her topic, Opioid Crisis, included the following statistics of concern:  Arizona is #8 in U.S. with the biggest opioid problems; Mohave County is #1 among Arizona counties for prescription opioids, illicit opioid possession increased 54.% 2010-2016; there was an increase of 43.9% in RX opioid related deaths 2005-2015. Efforts are being made to encourage physicians to prescribe non-addictive alternative medications when at all possible.
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11/17/2017 Kingman Area Food Bank

 
Among Kingman Route 66 Rotary Clubs community service projects are donations to worthy local charities and distributing dictionaries to all Kingman area third grade students. Shown above club president Susan Williams presents an $800 donation to Kingman Area Food Bank’s director, Katherine Walker at Nov. 17th club meeting.
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