PRESIDENT JEN HOFFMAN greeted us for a virtual meeting and offered a special thanks to RICK ROSE and Steve Koeppen at Film Creations.  A very dramatic voice offered the Pledge of Allegiance. The inspiration was a video that offered a few Random Acts of Kindness and was great!
 
PAST PRESIDENT CHUCK SAWYER offered a nice memory of SID HIRSH who passed away in December. CHUCK highlighted some of SID’s achievements including how involved he was with hiking. SID started the Rim to Rim to Rim effort in the Grand Canyon and had a way of saying “It’ll be fine” no matter what the situation.
 
ANITA McDONALD introduced our speaker. ANITA is the incoming District 5500 Governor and has been a Rotarian since 1998. Our speaker was current District 5500 Governor DIANE VENTURA-GOODYEAR.
 
DIANE is from the Saguaro Rotary Club and has had a number of Rotary achievements including being President of that club and built the original ClubRunner website. She has been deeply involved in Rotary and is the owner of The Computer Nanny in Tucson.  DIANE highlighted some of her priorities and accomplishments for this difficult year. She implemented Office Training for all Rotary officers. Purchased ZOOM for District 5500 so that all clubs would have access to the online meeting platform. She established Quickbooks online for the District 5500 office.  She also created the Rotary Direct Campaign which makes it fast and easy to donate to Rotary (details to follow). DIANE let us know that the District Conference that was originally planned for September 2020 has been postponed to June 4th and 5th, 2021. She reminded us to wear our Rotary Pin every day and be proud of it. It is a great way to let others know about Rotary.
 
PRESIDENT JEN closed the meeting with a reminder that our next meeting will be presented by ROB LAMASTER on the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  She then offered a couple of Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and an air toast to Rotarians.
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