Abundant Harvest, the Rotary Foundation Dinner, was held Saturday evening, November 4, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Tempe.  Cowboy apparel was in abundance and country music was provided by Ryan Hart and the Heartbeats.  The keynote speaker was Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith.  Ray served as President during the 2010-2011 Rotary year and was the 100th President of the organization.  He recognized Rotary as the top charitable organization in the country.  There were numerous club, bequest society, and major donor recognitions.  For District 5510, Mesa West was honored for the following ---
·          Total Highest Giving Club                     $27,572
·          Highest Annual Giving Club                 $25,157
·          Highest per Capita Giving Club          $524.10
Thanks go to all of Mesa West Rotary Club and especially John Eagleston and Chuck Flint for their leadership during the 2016-2017 Rotary year.  Mr. Robert Murray of Peoria RC (not to be confused with Bob Murray) was recognized for a $1M donation to the relief effort in Puerto Rico.  Mesa West was represented at the dinner by Bob Zarling, John Pennypacker, Lucinda and Wayne General, and Pollyanne and Allan Cady.  A fun time was had by all.   …Allan Cady
”Listening to the powerful and timeless wisdom of past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith about the effectiveness of Rotarians applying cowboy logic to society's big problems.” Posted by Lucinda Rose General on Facebook