Another great meeting on Friday! Friendship, fellowship, and service, what more could you ask for? From the ringing of the bell to the picking of the ticket and everything in between, Friday was a good day. We even had a little snow coming down as we heard about water in Colorado.
The last month has been great to see the Outstanding Seniors and their parents at the meetings. This week Kristin (DiBernado) introduced three more Outstanding Seniors.  Skyler Harbour (will study Nursing at Tampa University), Gus Heisel (Integrative Physiology / CU Boulder), and Lenny Valerio (has a career lined up in HVAC). Kristen told us a little about each of the students and they then got the chance to elaborate on some of the attributes that made them Rotary Outstanding Seniors.
Rotary Foundation President, Ken Robinson, presented Glenn Vawter with his Paul Harris (+4) pin. In presenting, Ken reminded us of all the good works done by the Foundation (including a matching district grant for Chinle) and how our contributions help.  Thanks to Glenn for his continued support. Glenn thanked Ken and the club and recognized Floyd Diemoz for introducing him to Rotary.  It is also fitting to announce that this week marks the 19th year Glenn has been in Rotary. 
The generosity of the club was brought to light when Deb Wilde showed that she had a touch of auctioneer in her veins.  Deb was in need of some last minute items for Chinle and various members of the club stepped up.  $30 water containers, $95 tents, and funds to sponsor a Native author to participate in the Chinle Open House event were all items needing funding.  At last check, Deb was still in need of $200 more to complete the support of a sponsorship for a Native author to participate in the Chinle Open House event.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed time and money to the project.
After all the presentations, happy bucks, and fellowship, we moved on to Dave Kanzer from the Water District.  Dave gave a very informative presentation and answered numerous questions from the members.  Each week we have great speakers that keep us informed about issues that face our community, state, and us as individuals.  Thank you to Laura Barton for securing the speaker and Darrell Mount for introducing him.  Dave is based locally and would make a fine addition to our club.  
Speaking of additions to the club, Debbie Wilde is having an intro session at the BlueBird Cafe, Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.  Come sit and meet Greg Beachey.  Greg has been in the area for three years.  He works at YouthEntity.  He has been involved in projects with Rotary Clubs in other areas and is now ready to become a Rotarian.
Another fine meeting was concluded when Ken Robinson had the lucky ticket.  Hope to see everyone at one of the many projects we have going on this week:
April 18-21     Clothing and Book Sort at Mountain View Church
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11AM-1PM
  • Friday from 2PM-4PM 
April 19 - 9:30AM - Blue Bird Cafe -  Please join Debbie and new member candidate, Greg Beachey for a intro/orientation to our club
April 21 - 7:30AM - Rotary Foundation Board and Rotary Board Meeting
April 21 - Noon - Meeting - Jake Lasco from Junior Achievement will be presenting
It will be a busy Rotary week, please join us if you can.