December 3 -- Donna De La Garza, Green Valley Postmaster -- New services of your USPS
 
December 5 - evening - Club Holiday Dinner - La Posada's La Perla building
 
December 10 -- Green Valley Fire Chief Chuck Wunder -- To Serve and To Protect
 
December 17 -- TBA
 
December Speaker Chair: Jill Leach
 
 
Club Calendar Phil Noble 2019-11-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jill Leach
 please circle Thursday, Dec. 5, for the Green Valley and Valle Verde Rotary Clubs’ annual holiday dinner dance. 🤶 ☃️ 🤶Libations ($)will be served at 5 p.m. in the El Dorado Room in the LaPerla building of LaPosada followed by dinner, music by Spur of the Moment and the famous LaPosada Chocolate Stone for dessert.

The cost is $30 per person with two menu choices:

Steak medallions with salad, rolls, chef’s veggies and whipped potatoes.

Cranberry turkey margarita with salad, rolls, chef’s veggies and whipped sweet potatoes.

There also will be holiday munchies on the tables.

Please select your menu choice when you make your reservation by the Nov. 26 deadline. Make checks out to the Rotary Club of Green Valley. 

Questions? Contact Jill Leach at 714-478-9782
Club Christmas Party December 5 Jill Leach 2019-11-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Noble on Oct 23, 2019
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"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future," Assistant Pima County Trevor Edwards tells youth who have made mistakes which led to the criminal justice system. Edwards spoke to the October 22, 2019 meeting of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, and outlined the Community Justice Board concept which helps rescue youth who get in trouble with the law.
 
The Pima County Attorney's Office operates 17 Community Justice Boards scattered throughout the county. Each board is staffed by volunteers, about 100 of them, Edwards said, who meet monthly or bi-monthly with juveniles who have been cited by law enforcement for committing first of second time non-violent offenses like use of illegal drugs or theft.
 
Trevor said the program has a very high success rate with a low recidivism rate, and he credited the 100 or so volunteers who work with the youth to "put them back on the right path."
 
For more information or to get involved, go to pcao.pima.gov/communityjustice.aspx.
Show Me Your Friends And I'll Show You Your Future Phil Noble 2019-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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