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: $14.00

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Rotary Club of Green Valley January 2019 Meeting Schedule
 
Guest Speaker:  Connecting People to Water to Our Rivers


Trevor Hare, a river restoration biologist with the Watershed Management Group, graduated from U of A in 1991 with a degree in ecology and studied for 10 years the impact of
suburban development on rattlesnakes and Gila monsters. Over the last 25 years, he’s practiced riparian and upland restoration in our region, and the methodology he’s developed has
resulted in over $2 million of restoration work in our region.

Hare said the River Run Network is all about keeping water in the Tucson basin, about restoring Tucson’s heritage of flowing creeks and rivers. The primary technique is slowing the
flow down at strategic points and allowing the water to soak in. The Network tries to raise awareness and develop connections between organizations, communicate restoration
opportunities and goals, connect individual actions (like home landscaping) to watershed health goals, prioritize restoration actions, and highlight restoration progress.

He showed slides that made clear the changes between the early 1900’s and present day: we no longer have cottonwoods in downtown Tucson, for example. But if in a number of
streamsheds the water can be slowed down (simple rock barriers) and fed back into the aquifer, made shallower and wider, erosion can be slowed and riparian ecology can return.
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  Volunteer Service Month                                                     Program Chair - Paul Loomins
 
Date
Speaker
Topic
Greeter
Invocator
Special
January 1
Club Dark
       
January 8
Valerie Pinon
Bayada Health Care
Senior Health Issues
Nick Clement
Jerry Kriebel
Peanut Butter Tuesday
Success for Students - School Supply
Drive
January 15
Phyllis Bannister
Michael Drake
Living with Polio and Rotary's Role
Bill Miller
Joe Sovis
Board Meeting - Members Welcome
Success for Students - School Supply
Drive
January 22
Jill Leach
Scotland Day
Bill Copeland
Paul Loomins
 
January 29
Debby Acuna, Resource Manager
Community Food Bank,Amado & Green Valley
What's up with our Food Bank
Charlie Reppenhagen
Doug Shumway
 
Last year the Rotary Spaghetti Spree was a tremendous success. We had
planned for about 300 people but served nearly 450. At one point Dave Polsky
went out to buy an extra 30 lbs of (dry) spaghetti. The Spaghetti Spree has
been an annual Rotary Club of Green Valley fundraiser for many years, and is
one of our favorite events. This year the event will be held on January 16 from
4:30 - 7:00 PM. You can get your tickets in advance from any of our members.
Clothes for Kids:
Past President (x2) Dick Roberts reported that our Clothes
for Kids project, which happened Saturday December 8 at
Walmart, provided much needed clothes for 14 kids from
Continental School, at an average of $114 per child. Dick
thanked all the Club members who helped.
We are Rotarians

Having Fun...

Doing Good...

Looking Forward to 2019
    Rotary Leadership Institute
    Training Program for
    District 5500 will be held
    January 26, 2019
    Viscount Suite Hotel
    4855 East Broadway Boulevard
    Tucson, Arizona

    Additional information on
    District 5500 website
Pass the Pasta, Please!

Members of the Green Valley Rotary Club, with generous
support from Green Valley Recreation and  Arroyo Gardens
Independent and Assisted Living will be slinging pasta and
stirring bubbling pots of sauce at their annual Spaghetti Spree,
4:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. This year, the event will be
held at the West Social Center, 1111 S. Via Arcoiris.

Cost is $10 which includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, plus salad,
garlic bread, soft drink, lemonade, water or coffee and a cookie.
Both meat and vegetarian marinara sauces will be offered in the
"ciao" line.

Want an adult beverage? Beer and wine will be available for
purchase. Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing at 6:30.

Want to take it home? Carry-out is no problem. All net proceeds
will benefit local Rotary projects.

Buy tickets at the door or from any Green Valley Rotarian.
President Jill Leach announced that Rotary Club of Green Valley
was 3rd in giving in District 5500 this last year at $325 per
member, on average. 1st place, Valle Verde, and 2nd, Yuma.