Rotarian and longtime drummer Alan Havir helped club members start 2023 with a great beat.
Marana Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting
January 3, 2023
The first meeting of the new year started hybrid at 7 a.m.
  • Tour de Cookie date is set for March 11
  • Forum on Human Trafficking is tentatively set for April 15, subject to confirmation.
Happy Bucks
  • Laura asked that everyone share their New Year’s resolution.
  • Beckie resolved to use her new water pick religiously.
  • Bob resolved to not make New Year’s resolutions. Actually, he never does.
  • Dan happily voiced the same view as Bob.
  • Tim (guest and ex-Governor of District 5110 from Ashland OR) also made no resolutions.
  • Andy also doesn’t make resolutions for New Year; but, if he did, he liked Beckie’s idea of the water pick.
  • Denise happily resolved to work out routinely and watch diet.
  • Cathy also resolved to take care of herself and watch her weight.
  • Harold had no resolutions, was just happy.
  • Mary resolves to get back in shape following a long ordeal beating cancer.
  • Randy had resolved something but yours truly couldn’t hear him.
  • Laura did not write down any resolutions but had many in her head.
Guest Speaker (or musical guest)
Alan Havir, a longtime drummer, joined us this morning from Phoenix. Alan describes a drumming career beginning in 1963 at Camelback High School in Phoenix. He played major clubs in the Valley from 1963 through 1966, clubs in the LA area in the 80’s and 90’s, and even met the Rat Pack in Las Vegas who he considered to be his mentors. Alan also played some with the Kingston Trio. 
Alan described the drummer in a band as its leader as the drums dictated the beat. He explained that there are only two drum beats; round and square. He took the group through the history of these beats using examples from famous musicians, all the while entertaining us with his accompaniment on the drum he bought. A very enlightening and fun way to start the New Year.