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Kevin Farrow was the speaker at yesterday's club meeting.  He reported on the recent PETS meeting that he attended in Los Angeles.
Yesterday, February 15, the West club welcomed the return of one of our founding members!  Denise Anderson re-joined the club.  Welcome back, Denise!
At today's meeting Charles Hancock of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers gave a great presentation on the history of African American military service in the United States. 
Corynn Foster from the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was our speaker on January 11.  She provided a wealth of information about dementia, Alzheimer's, and the services available to support those affected by the disease.

Donald Jorgensen Ph.d.,CEAP, Past President of the Marana Rotary Club was our speaker on shelter boxes. Donald is a 10 year Rotarian and chose Shelter boxes as his service project.

85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We're working to change this.

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we're transforming despair into hope.

Laura Jones Martinez from  Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation was our speaker on November 16. The AZREDF was formerly called the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation.  They focus on key industries in healthcare, aerospace, defense, and local projects to improve the economy in Sierra Vista and Cochise County.  They also provide a business complex and innovation center at their location at Bartow and 7th St.
Wendy Kennedy Community Liaison for Valor Hospice was our speaker today.  Valor Hospice Care strives to provide the best end of life care.  Their team approach and 24/7 availability ensures that they are there when their patients need them.  They provide individualized care that focuses on helping the patient have a good quality of life for as long as they can.  
District Governor Joe Hentges presented at the November 2 meeting.   Joe Hentges of the Rotary Club of Marana - Dove Mountain was installed as 2017-18 district governor at a celebration on June 25. A Rotarian for the past 32 years, Joe is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.

Our speaker on October 19 was Randy Anderson, CEO of Canyon Vista Medical Center. From day one, the new Canyon Vista Medical Center has been planned, designed, constructed and equipped with a singular vision in mind — to provide a healthier future for the people of Cochise County, Fort Huachuca and our surrounding communities.

By providing a comprehensive range of medical services and investing in the latest medical technology, Canyon Vista Medical Center is proud to have opened our doors as a truly regional hospital. Our team of physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals throughout our hospital are committed to continually taking healthcare to a new level of excellence every day to provide extraordinary care, close to home…from day one!
Thank You Randy Anderson for speaking to our club about the changing culture in Healthcare.

Angie Laskarides, Regional Director for Arizona Community Foundation was our speaker on August 3. Established in 1998, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise supports donors wishing to make a lasting, positive impact in communities of Southeast Arizona. Focus areas include education, literacy and lifelong learning, health and wellness and improving the overall quality of life.

The 7th Annual How the West was Run 5K/10K will take place in Sierra Vista's historic West End on October 7, 2017.  The race route winds through the West End neighborhoods and beautiful city parks, including Cyr Center Park and Soldier's Creek Park. Stay the day and enjoy Sierra Vista's Art in the Park after the race. Each year our registrations grow, making this an important fundraiser that supports our community youth programs. Online Registration is open now through RunSignUp.com

Event details and schedule

Date: October 7, 2017

Race starts at 8:00 am at Len Roberts Park, 101 E Theater Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ. 

Packet pick-up and race day registration from 6:30 - 7:30 am

Top three 5K and 10K male/female runner awards
Prizes for age group winners
Free t-shirt to all early registrants

Entry Fees:

$25 - Early Registration ends August 31
$30 - Standard Registration Sept 1 - 30
$35 - Race Day Registration
$5 Military discount applies to all registrations
$10 anytime for children 6 - 12
Children under 6 are free

All proceeds benefit Sierra Vista West Rotary Club youth, literacy, health and hunger programs.

Our speaker on July 20 was Julie Katsel from Senator Jeff Flake's office.  Julie has been a Senate staffer for 23 years and has worked for multiple senators.  She gave the club an update on current legislative initiatives and Senator Flake's positions on them. It was a very interesting and informative discussion!
At the July 13 meeting Dr. Muath Asmar, professor of finance at An-Najah University in Nablus Palestine gave the club a fascinating look into the history of Palestine and the many challenges facing Palestinians.  
At our meeting on July 6, Past District Governor Nancy Cassel told the club about this years Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. The the 100th anniversary of the Foundation was celebrated.  Atlanta was where the Foundation started, so it was fitting that this year's convention was there.  A bell was made and presented to commemorate the 100 year anniversary. 
Highlights of the event:
  • The pre-convention included a peace conference for youth exchange members. Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter was a speaker.  
  • A new program was announced: New Generations Service Exchanges will give under Rotarians under 30 the opportunity to work in another country.
  • $1.2 billion was raised to finish the job of polio eradication.  Bill Gates was at the convention and is one of the major supporters of the effort. 
  • Habitat for Humanity gave a presentation and Rotary partnered with them to build a house while in Atlanta for the convention.  
  • District 5500 received recognition for being the best represented district from our zone. 
Next year’s convention is June 23 – 27 in Toronto, Canada.  The 2019 convention will be in Hamburg, Germany.
Our club will officially move our meeting location to the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce on Thursday August 11. Lunch will be offered by Landmark Cafe catering at $11.00 per person. Please join us! Special thanks to the staff of Sun Canyon Inn for hosting us over the past three years. It was a great location that we outgrew - a great problem to have!
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Sierra Vista West

Service Above Self

Thursday at 11:30 AM
Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
21 E Wilcox Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ  85635
United States
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Karol Childs
Mar 22, 2018
Sierra Vista Genealogy Club
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Mar 29, 2018
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