Marana Rotary Club
Weekly meeting minutes, November 16, 2021
The meeting was held hybrid today, with two attending virtually.   Next week’s meeting will be all virtual.
The Board held a brief special meeting to approve a motion as follows:
Motion:  to provide $400 in club funds to support the laying of wreaths at Veterans’ gravesites.  The event will occur in mid-November of 2021.
The motion was approved and presented to the club for approval.  Mary made the motion, Andy seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Mary introduced to the club our guest speaker, Dr. Kiomi Marino of the University of Arizona Tree Ring Research Laboratory.
Happy Bucks:
Bob- was happy to be back in Tucson and gave fifty happy bucks to make up for his absence while in Virginia.
Andy- commented that this was the first meeting where he couldn’t wear PJ’s, having attended virtually since his induction, and was inspired to match Bob’s $50
Harold- was happy to have survived a 6 hour “outpatient procedure” to remove his thyroid.  All normal, thank goodness.
Denise- was happy with the weather and sunshine
Laura- was just happy- favorite time of the year, sun and cool temperatures.   Apparently house chores are done.
Mary- was happy after playing in the mud at Felicias Farms
Kiomi- was happy to be meeting new people
Cathy- just seemed happy!
Peter-was happily traveling like crazy again.  And enjoyed his stint greeting Rotary dignitaries at the airport last week
Randy was happily training for the big ride; 28 and 20 mile practice rides.  Thanked and reminded those who pledged to support his ride with donations for the end polio drive.
Cindy Dooley was happy to have just gotten into the virtual meeting after being given the correct links by Sulee
Sulee was happy to be meeting the daily challenges.  Awaiting Jim’s biopsy results.  We again pray for all to be good.
Mary and Denise reminded all of the aide station and its location for this Saturday’s El Tour.  Set up will be at 9:30 and our station should be finished receiving riders by 1PM.  Any additional volunteers are welcome.
A tradition of after the meeting breakfast at the Bisbee Club has begun.  Bouba will attend this morning and maybe update those on the status of the women’s business endeavor in Cameroon.
Randy reminded all that Cindy’s application for membership has been approved by the Board and that everyone has one week to respond before Cindy is inducted into our club.
MCAT wanted to have their student of the month attend and speak at the Dec 30 meeting; however, we will be “dark”.  Richie will arrange another date.
Guest Speaker
Mary introduced our speaker again, Kiomi.  Dr. Marino is a research scientist at the U of A Tree Ring Lab having arrived at the U of A from Canada in the mid-1980’s and discovering her passion at the lab.  Kiomi’s provocative presentation described how tree ring data contributes to the understanding of climate change.  The talk sparked interesting questions and certainly brought new perspectives towards the usefulness of tree ring research.