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Please join us on August 20th at 11:30 AM via Zoom as our guest speakers are Gary Snyder, VP of Membership for the Huachuca Toastmasters; Lisa Cooley, Toastmasters Area Director, and Paul Lewis, longtime member of the Cochise Toastmasters Club. They will talk about how they are making a difference in the
community and how Rotary International has partnered with Toastmasters International to help Rotarians.  What are the possibilities for a local partnership?
Please contact Steve Johns at or call/text him at 402-981-0677 for Zoom invite information.,
Please join us on July 16, 2020 at 11:30am - 12:30pm via ZOOM for our regular meeting.  Sheriff Mark Dannels, CCSO, is our guest speaker and will be speaking on:
Law Enforcement Defunding and the Impacts on Cochise County plus an Update on the Sheriff’s Office
Please contact Steve Johns at or call/text at 402-981-0677 for Zoom meeting information.,

Anita is inviting you to a 2020-2021 Board of Directors meeting at 5PM on June 22, 2020.  

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Julianne Reppenhagen is the Presiding Officer for the year 2020-2021 District Governor Installation. 
Under Diane’s leadership, Rotary District 5500 plans “to boldly go where no one has gone before” and her theme is to "Think Outside the Box".  Diane and her team will make it a wonderful year even though it is quite different than we have ever had it before. 
And to guide our steps, incoming RI President Holger Knaak has set the theme … “Rotary Opens Opportunities” …to create an opportunity that strengthens leadership, puts ideas into action, and improves the lives of those in need.
The District Governor-Elect (DGE) and District Governor Nominee (DGN), the Executive Assistant Governor (EAG), and Assistant Governors (AG) will be sworn in at this time. 
All incoming officers that are present at this virtual event will also be acknowledged. 
Registration on Saturday, June 27th, at 2:00 pm is reserved for the virtual meeting of the College of Governors. 
Registration for Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 is reserved for the District Governor Installation.
Please consider registering early. If you have questions about the registration, please notify Liz Cohn
On October 31st we had the privilege to sponsor and serve 110 hot meals at our local Salvation Army. We also had some future Rotarians assist us. Our club was able to sit down and enjoy the meal along with the people we served.
Rotarians Hank Huisking, Nancy Fusco and Anita Farrow enjoyed supporting the 33rd and final "Sizzle" event, "The Last Rodeo", for Just Kids Inc., a foundation of San Pedro Kiwanis fundraiser.  Proceeds help with their Stocking Stuffer Program for children in Sierra Vista and Cochise County.
Our newest club member, Rod Flanigan Dean of Business and Technology for Cochise College, arranged a tour of the Culinary Department at the Downtown Center. They served delicious samples of some foods they have learned to prepare. Everything was excellent, but the cookies were the most popular!
Club members met on September 24 to assemble a book cart to be donated to the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library.  Thank you to Otto Ameperosa for coming to the rescue when the assembly turned out to be more complicated than expected!  The club held a special meeting at the FOL bookstore on September 27 to officially donate the book cart.
Our Rotary Club, along with our partner Southwest Gas, planted 10 trees bright and early Saturday morning, May 12, at Carmichael Elementary School. We completely planted two of the trees and partially planted the remaining eight.  All the school children at Carmichael completed filling in soil on Monday morning, the 14th. Thanks to our partners at Southwest Gas, to Jan Groth, and to those West Club Rotarians who participated in the initial effort on Saturday morning.  It went great!
You can find more photos of the project in the photo album.
Lee Dueringer President of the Rotary Vocational Fund was our speaker on Thursday. Lee is a Rotary member of the E club of the Southwest.  He provided information on the Vocational Fund which gives grants of up to $3,000 to students in college level vocational programs.  
The mission statement of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. (TRVFA) is, to partner with Rotary Clubs to provide assistance to Qualified Candidates in obtaining education, training, and skill development so they may, in turn, attain career oriented employment and financial stability, and contribute to their communities.   
What a great program - helping students prepare for the real world by providing a "hand up, not a hand out."
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.
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Sierra Vista West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 11:30 PM
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
United States of America
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:30 AM via ZOOM