in recognition of Rotary turning 100 this year, President Melissa has challenged Club Yuma Rotarians to perform 100 Acts of Good throughout the year.
Today she recognized fellow Rotarian, Fred Danmeyer and the D & H Electric team with a challenge coin for their sponsorship of a free swim day for the community at Kennedy Pool.
Our guest speakers today were Agents Mark Edwards, Maria Cruz and Maria Rodriguez of Yuma Sector's Customs and Border Protection. They shared about their humanitarian work to safeguard lives, and their increased proactive approach to thwart drug smuggling using intelligence driven special operations. They appreciate the partnerships with the community and offer educational programs to the community and ask everyone stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities.
PS - While Terry is a teddy bear, if force is necessary for her to go home safe, so be it!
Yuma Rotary gained another stellar Rotarian today as President Adrian and Anna Chaulk formerly welcomed Chris Schilt to our group. Chris is no stranger to Rotarian life, having served as President with another group. Chris is the General Manager of the Best Western Inn and Suites and he and his wife have 17 grandkids!!
Christian Palmer, Communications Director for the Prop 123 campaign spoke with Yuma Rotarians about challenges Arizona's schools face to retain teachers and bring Arizona's public education ranking up from 50th.
Christian explained Prop 123 would be funded from state land trust monies (currently valued at $75B), taking $220M a year over the next 10 years.
The state would then allocate the funding for public education, including teacher retention/competitive pay and use towards existing and future litigation.
Christian expressed his appreciation for Yuma's legislation and Chamber of Commerce for their support and hopes Yuma Rotarians will vote in support of Prop 123 on May 17th.
Arizona's JSA Lt. Gov, D'Artangnon Hook of Yuma, and Kofa High School's JSA Chapter President, Gabrielle Varela spoke with Yuma Rotary about how students in JSA are becoming more educated and involved in public speaking and politics. They shared their accomplishments and goals as well as the fact that Yuma has the largest presence of JSA students in the state!!
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The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals.
Interact clubs are making a positive difference in schools and communities around the world. Leaders of sponsor Rotary clubs and districts should make sure their Interact clubs get the recognition they deserve by verifying that they qualify for a Presidential Citation.
Rotary members, their families and friends can support Rotary’s work by bidding on antiques, artwork, jewelry, and collectibles through eBay Live Auctions events.
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Dr. Kella Price, SPHR, CPLP, SHRM-SCP, CEO and HR/Training Consultant with Price Consulting Group and Fitness and Nutrition Coach with Kella Price Fitness, one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year. The Top Ten Business Women of ABWA is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement.
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