Marana Rotary Club
April 5, 2022 weekly meeting
Laura led the hybrid meeting in Randy’s absence
Harold announced that TODAY is his and Ellen’s 50th wedding anniversary and contributed 50 bucks to Happy Bucks.  Congratulations Harold!
.Bob announced that there were two more applications for grants under the Rotary Vocational Fund of AZ and that volunteers were needed to interview applicants. 
Don reminded that the shredding event will be held Saturday, April 30th.
Happy Bucks
Beckie is a new grandmother!
Don shared that a past member of our club (Lightfoot) had a grandson who he bragged about his basketball skills.  Turns out it was Mitch Lightfoot who played for the Kansas Jayhawks in their NCAA Championship game last evening.
Laura thanked Denise for the yummy treats
Induction of Carol Buucks
 Laura invited Don and Carol to the podium for the induction of Carol Buucks into the Marana Rotary Club.  Carol, who is soon to retire, moved to Tucson over 40 years ago from Tennessee to complete her Masters at the U of A.  Carol has already completed two of the three RLI on-line webinars.  Laura, and the club, warmly welcomed Carol as she joins us in making Rotary ideals become reality.
Guest Speaker
Today’s speaker is our own Sulee, hence not a “guest”.  Sulee made an amazing presentation of her passion project, the Missing in America Project (“MIAP”).  Her talk was thought-provoking as well as informative.  The statistics are mind-boggling; over 21, 000 veterans remains are being held in various locations, only some 5,000 have been identified, and 4,653 have been laid to rest.  Veterans date back to as far as the Civil War.  Sulee mentioned that the next internment event will be held in Marana on April 23 and encouraged anyone interested to attend; it is an emotional experience.
Sulee is a veteran herself, having served in the U.S. Navy as well as retired from law enforcement, along with her husband.   We deeply thank them both for their service and thank Sulee for a provocative talk today.
In closing
Bob reminded that our next week’s speaker will be Jake Snyder who will speak on the Roadrunners Hockey Team
Mary announced that week after next is our “week of service”.  Mary added that, much to her surprise, the bench will arrive in mid-April for the Peace Garden.