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Welcome to our Rotary Club of Mesa West!
Mesa West
Transforming Communities, Creating Opportunities, Impacting Youth
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom or in-person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3748672091
Doubletree, 1011 W Holmes
Mesa, AZ 85210
United States of America
Our hybrid meetings are held weekly on the 1st thru 4th Thursdays of each month. The meetings are broadcast via Zoom to include all, whether attending virtually or in person.
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Stories
Post-Holiday Party - January 21, 2023
 
CLICK HERE (or on the image) to register online
5th Thursday Happy Hour
Thursday evening, December 29, 2022, many Mesa West Rotary Club Members enjoyed socializing
with each other at 12 West Brewery in downtown Mesa. 
Thanks to Lola McClane, we have some great photos to remember the gathering!  
Memory from 2022 Bell-Ringing Season
Bell Ringing Season may be over, but we're guessing Sean Green's daughter will remember ringing the bell with her daddy for many years to come.
Save the Date - June 29, 2023
This is a REALLY big year for Mesa West.
 
We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary June 29, 2023 at the Doubletree where we regularly meet.
 
The details for this event are evolving.  Please say "yes" if you are asked to help!
 
SAVE THE DATE!  You won't want to miss this celebration!
Something to Ponder
PEACE is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by
-- Maria Schell
Today's Chuckle
It was an unusually cold winter in the Oregon Cascades, and there were deep concerns about people in isolated homes who were running low on food and fuel. A voluntary aid party was formed by the American Red Cross to take necessary provisions to these isolated individuals. After a particularly hard trip into a particularly isolated cabin, the rescue party pushed back the snow, banged on the door and were finally able to get someone’s attention. When the old settler finally came to the door, they proudly announced, “We’re from the Red Cross.” “No need to come here,” he said, “I gave in Portland last summer.”
 
The Big Four - Ways to Support Rotary in Mesa West
As Rotarians, we are regularly exposed to opportunities to support various causes with our time, talent and treasure.  Sometimes it is hard to sift through all the information and decide where we are going to use our available financial resources. 
 
It would be wonderful if every Arizona Rotarian would make the following BIG FOUR their Rotary charities of choice and support every one of them every year, we could make a bigger difference than we are making today.
  1. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Annual Fund - The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world."  Giving a small amount each month adds up.  CLICK HERE to download a form you can use to sign up for Rotary Direct, electing "Annual Fund - Share" for your recurring donation.  
  2. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Polio Plus - Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio is so well known and respected that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matches donations $2 for $1.  To take advantage of this opportunity to multiply the effect of your giving, CLICK HERE and download a second Rotary Direct form, this time electing electing "Polio Eradication" for your recurring donations.  Those who donate $100 or more annually to Polio Plus qualify in District 5495 as Polio Plus Society Members.  If you would like to make that commitment, CLICK HERE to download the commitment form.
  3. The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) provides vocational education grants to Arizona Residents who meet specific low-income guidelines.   The grants enable the recipients to lift themselves out of poverty, benefitting themselves, their families and the economy of our state.  TRVFA is a 501(c)(3) charity.  They also are a Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona Tax Credit Donations.  Their QCO Code is 20698.  Many Arizona Rotarians say giving to TRVFA is a "no brainer."  If you can help someone lift themselves out of poverty and it won't end up costing you anything why would you not do it?  Mesa West Rotary has the highest number of members who have signed up for automated monthly recurring donations by electing that option on the "Donate Now" button on the TRVFA website.  Click the image to learn more or CLICK HERE to DONATE NOW.  
  4. Mesa West Rotary Foundation, Inc. is the funding and fundraising arm of our own Mesa West Rotary Club.  It is a 501(c)(3) charity.  We have had successful sponsorship campaigns the last few years enabling us to spend our energy on service rather than on holding fundraising events.  Charitable grants that we get involved with are funded through our charitable foundation, Our signature Gift of Hearing Project in Guaymas Mexico is funded through this foundation.  Scholarships are awarded annually to Westwood High School Students (the high school where Mesa West Rotary sponsors an Interact Club).  Funds are used to support a variety of activities in four of the Rotary Avenues of Service:
    1. Community Service
    2. International Service 
    3. Vocational Service
    4. Youth Service
The process isn't quite automated at this point in time, but we hope it soon will be.  For now, you can email our executive secretary who can help you work out a recurring donation plan should you wish to make that arrangement to support our own club's charitable activity.
 
Speakers
Jan 05, 2023
Life
Jan 12, 2023
Mesa Police Officer - Mesa Family Advocacy Center
Jan 19, 2023
TRVFA and Highlights of Career in Auto Business
Jan 26, 2023
Arizona's Water Challenges
Feb 02, 2023
Amarok Society
Feb 09, 2023
RYLA
Feb 16, 2023
Feb 23, 2023
Retired Kansas City Chiefs Kicker
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Membership Dir "23
 
Director '23
 
Director '23
 
Director '24
 
Director '24
 
Public Image Co-Chair
 
Public Image Co-Chair
 
TRF Chair
 
Executive Secretary
 
Upcoming Events
Mesa West Rotary Board Meeting
Via Zoom
Jan 17, 2023 5:30 PM
 
Mesa West Rotary Holiday Party
Ron Thompson's Home
Jan 21, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
PETS
Mariott
Feb 03, 2023 11:00 AM –
Feb 05, 2023 11:00 AM
 
Mesa West Rotary Board Meeting
Via Zoom
Feb 21, 2023 5:30 PM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Brauchler
January 1
 
Ted Williams
January 3
 
Geoff White
January 4
 
Steve Ross
January 10
 
Jay Stuckey
January 11
 
Andrea Murphy
January 19
 
Sharon Spane
January 19
 
Colleen Coons
January 25
 
Spouse Birthdays
Lynn Brauchler
January 4
 
Jay Stuckey
January 11
 
Kevin Fleege
January 25
 
Join Date
Bryan Goetzenberger
January 1, 2017
6 years
 
Donna Goetzenberger
January 1, 2017
6 years
 
Pam Cohen
January 1, 1992
31 years
 
Warren Williamson
January 1, 1990
33 years
 
Daniel Becker
January 18, 2022
1 year
 
Rotary District 5495 Links
District Links
Arizona Rotaract
Rotary District 5495
Rotary Interact District 5495
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA)
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - RYLA
RYLA Service Project Support
Bulletin Editor
Jeanie Morgan
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