Club Meeting & Lunch 11:30 Tuesdays
Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch Golf Club
5800 S Camino del Sol
Green Valley, AZ  85622

Price of lunch: $15.00
About Rotary Club of Green Valley
If you would like to know more about Rotary Club
of Green Valley,visit us at a meeting.

Rotary Club of Green Valley September 2019 Meeting Schedule

Link here to Calendar Page for monthly calendar details
 
Guest Speakers: Dr. Mauel Valenzuela

Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, who is in his 35th year as an educator, has been SUSD
Superintendent for 15 years. As the son of Mexican immigrants, he is a passionate
believer in education. “It is the ticket to opportunity.”

This year the district opened its 9th school, Wrightson Ridge, which has 750
students. He added that Walden Grove High School was the last one the State
helped build. There are now 6533 students in the district, double what it was 15
years ago.

The video he showed began with praise for the tireless dedication of the teachers
and staff “to go the extra mile” for the students, helping them to success not just in
classes but in life. It showed shop classes, cooking classes, ROTC, band, dance
(5x state champions), photography, computers, athletics, and just plain
playgrounds. Last year the graduates earned more than $8 million in college
scholarships to more than 40 institutions, including West Point.

Dr. Valenzuela noted the District is constructing new buildings to replace ancient
portables, and they are working with Pima County regarding the construction of the
new library. He discussed DAA money (daily average attendance), which has not
yet recovered from the 2008 recession. He spoke about new math and social
studies curriculum, and about “solutionists” who try to change things without quite
knowing what they’re doing. He pointed out that some charter schools do better
than public schools, some do worse, some do just about as well. Regarding school
vouchers, he asked, “Is public education a public investment or a public
commodity?” He said the schools have a human resource dilemma, 350,000 new
teachers in a year but 530,000 leaving.
Scholarships help local students get a head start
on their college education. Applications for
scholarships can be found on our
forms page.
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                                               Program Chair - Scott Lamb
 
Date
Speaker
Topic
Greeter
Invocator
Special
September 3
Pat Pease
District Matching Grant - Makerspace
Richard Moll
Jerry Kreibel
Peanut Butter Tuesday
Success for Students Supply Drive
September 10
Julie Glass
AZ Youth Partnership
Eugene Friesen
Bill McCreery
Success for Students Supply Drive
September 17
  Club Assembly
Charlie Reppenhagen
Julie Reppenhagen
Board Meeting - Members Welcome
Success for Students Supply Drive
September 24
Dr. Maddie Paschal
  Chris Ashcraft
Michael Pease
 
           
Growing the Club
Membership Chair Jack Carter reminded us that
when we bring a friend (prospective member) to
lunch, we don’t immediately press them to join.
People are looking, not just for friendly
socializing, but also for meaningful activities in
our community. We take service above self to heart.
Club members Scott Lamb and Ken Frahm share
a light moment at the meeting. Looks like we
will be drawing for the growing pot of cash
again this week.
Rotary Club of Green Valley is currently running their
Success for Students supply drive for 2019-20. Although
we accept donations of school supplies as any time during
the school year, we are actively requesting supplies from
our club members t
hrough the third week in September. Any
school supplies are needed
, particularly art supplies
(construction paper, pencils, glue, rulers, crayons, copy
paper, etc.) These supplies will be donated Sahuarita
Unified School District.
Banner Exchange
Joan Patko, who has just moved to Green Valley
from Media, PA, exchanged a Club banner with
President Paul Loomans.