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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.
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.
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Sierra Vista West

Service Above Self

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21 E Wilcox Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ  85635
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Kirk Reid
Oct 25, 2018
Rotary District Governor
Heather Hocker
Nov 01, 2018
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