9-11 Aftermath by a worker


Roy Robinson, who for most of his adult life was a military and commercial pilot, described the events following the 911 attack on the Twin Towers in great detail. He got to NY from a training site in Alabama with help from Avis since flights across the country were grounded. Cleanup and recovery operations were managed from the Park Ave Armory in mid-Manhattan (a very elegant place). They worked 12-hour days, with meetings in classrooms, hotels, and such, and he was involved in briefing soldiers about checkpoints and the mission of the day. St. John’s College, 3 miles north of “the pile,” was undamaged and served meals to workers 24/7. He described how work stopped whenever there was a hint of evidence of human remains. The fires kept burning until January of 2002, and workers always worried that the East River might break through and flood the site. He, like most of the workers, suffered from smoke and dust inhalation. He lost 1/3 to 1/2 of his lung function, but had nothing but praise for the VA.

9-11 Aftermath by a worker 2020-01-14 07:00:00Z 0

National Park Superintendent (Ret.) Says Funding Needed

He once ran the huge and important National Park on the border of Canada in Montana, Glacier National Park, for 8 years. Now Gil Lusk is retired and lives in Quail Creek, near Green Valley. Lusk was the club's speaker January 14, 2020 and talked about his career with NPS and the role of Rotary in America's National Parks.
Lusk said Rotary's National Parks involvement began nearly 90 years ago with the establishment of a "Peace Park" on the border of the U.S. and Canada which sits atop Glacier N.P. Rotary International, he said, established there the world's first 'peace park' which emphasized one of Rotary's basic tenants---world peace. 
Rotary then became involved in other projects with the NPS, including one in which he was involved, in the Big Bend NP of Texas, which borders Mexico. A new Peace Park will be established there in conjunction with a neighboring Mexican park, hopefully by 2025. 
Lusk is also a historian and has chronicled the challenges and problems of the National Parks in a book he has written, "National Parks – Our Living National Treasures, A Time for Concern". It is well worth the read and he is well worth listening to if you get the chance.
National Park Superintendent (Ret.) Says Funding Needed Phil Noble 2020-01-14 07:00:00Z 0

New club officers announced


Club Election
Our 2020-2021 slate of Club officers was approved 100%: 
President, Bob Auflick
President Elect, Bob Shevlin
Secretary, Michael Pease
Treasurer, Becky Roberts
…but, if we voted to approve the revisions to our Club by-laws, the secretary completely missed it.
In addition, Doug Shumway will replace Marvin Hass as Vocational Chair. 

Also, President Paul Loomans gave us an update on the Uganda project. Our share is $4000, and a donation now to the Club Foundation will be deductible on 2019 taxes.

New club officers announced 2019-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

Newest club member is Raquel Trujillo

Our newest Club member, Raquel Trujillo, was born in Peru. She became an American citizen in 2000. She has a degree as a Certified Public Accountant from the oldest university in South America (National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, 1551). She has been a small business entrepreneur as well as an accountant, and she retired in 2014. She has 3 kids, likes being active, and her hobby is travel.

Newest club member is Raquel Trujillo 2019-12-17 07:00:00Z 0