Marana Rotary Club
April 12, 2022 weekly meeting
Randy returned to lead us in this hybrid meeting.
Bob informed that speakers were set until June and that he would appreciate help as he will be leaving for Virginia in June.
Randy told the group that he would be leaving in May for 4 months and that Laura will help run the meetings if he isn’t able to join remotely.
Carol says she will be in Wales and Scotland in June/July as we consider timing for her formal induction
Peter announced he will be out of pocket the next two weeks, Bob volunteered to set up the meeting room computer
Cathy reminded the group that the next social, the fifth Tuesday of the month, will be held at Felicia’s Farms.
Randy informed that Lynn has not gotten to the final accounting for the Tour de Cookie due to her heavy tax season load, but will do so after the 18th
Randy and Don had lunch with Jeremy, the past speaker on the Marana detention facility, who is considering membership in our club.
Randy will deliver to Lynn $190 from the Tour de C plus $27 in Happy Bucks.
Happy Bucks
Harold was happy that his 50th wedding anniversary celebration went so well and thanked everybody.
Carol is happily preparing or retirement (again!  Practice makes perfect) on June 30th
Mary, joining incognito, explained that chemo had started and was rougher than expected.  She will participate to the extent possible; we all wish her the very best and will support her in her treatment and full recovery.
John reported that he was just happy, as usual and that two grandsons were winning at sports
Sulee was happy and volunteered to take notes while Andy was in Africa the month of May.  Thank you Sulee!
Andy was happy that the howling winds had stopped in southern Utah.
Guest Speaker
Today’s speaker is Jake Snyder, head of Corporate Partnerships for the Roadrunners hockey team.  Jake has only been in the position since last June, but seems to have energized the community partnerships with his team in a very short time.  Jake came from positions at the Philadelphia 76er’s and New Jersey Devils.  He made the decision to come to the Roadrunners where he felt he could accomplish more in a not-so-large corporate environment.  Jake’s talk certainly relayed that passion for the local team.  Jake described some of the 73 cooperate and community partnerships, some of which have linked to causes such as autism and Hispanic inclusion in the team’s sphere of influence. 
Very interesting presentation……thank you Bob for finding this one.
Report on Recent Board Meeting
Randy gave a brief report on the past Board meeting held April 6.  The Board approved a $500 donation for a request brought forward by Elizabeth (last nameunclear) for the drilling of a water bore hole in S Africa in order for the local community to change their source of water from a distant pond shared by animals.   Elizabeth will be presenting to the club in the near future
Harold motioned that $200 be donated to the 390th Air Museum, the club approved the motion unanimously.