Club Information
Welcome to our Rotary Club of Mesa West!
Mesa West
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom or in-person with reservation
Doubletree, 1011 W Holmes
Mesa, AZ 85210
United States of America
Our hybrid meetings are held weekly on the 1st thru 4th Thursdays of each month. The meetings are broadcast via Zoom to include all, whether attending virtually or in person.
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Reminders of our Core Values
Since there is no meeting to report on this week, and we have several new and returning Rotarians, we are using this week's Messenger to take us back to basics.  It never hurts for those of us who are seasoned to be reminded of who we are and what we stand for.
Our Mission
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
Vision Statement
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
    Avenues of Service
    1. Club Service
    2. Community Service
    3. International Service
    4. Vocational Service
    5. Youth Service
    Areas of Focus (Global Grants from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) must serve one or more of these areas)
    1. Promoting Peace - Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.  We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
    1. Fighting Disease - We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.  We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.
    1. Providing Clean  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - we support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.  We don't just build wells and walk away.  We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to  make sure our projects succeed long-term.
    1. Saving Mothers and Children - Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.  We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.
    1. Supporting Education - More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
    1. Growing Local Economies - We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.  We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
    1. Protecting the Environment - Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do:  coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.
    The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do
    Is it the TRUTH?
    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
    Object of Rotary - The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
    1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
    2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
    3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business and community life;
    4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men (and women) united in the ideal of service.
    Rotary Lingo Has Acronyms Galore

    f you are a Rotarian or non-Rotarian, this is for you. How many times have you sat in a meeting or been part of a conversation and people keep using certain abbreviations that leave you going… uh? What does that mean? You even ask the person sitting or standing next to you and they too, do not know the full meaning of that abbreviation or acronym.

    There are also words in Rotary that can confuse you. We have now made your life easier by publishing a list of the most popular acronyms and abbreviations in Rotary.


    1. RC – Rotary Club 
    2. CL – Classification
    3. CP – Charter President
    4. VP – Vice President 
    5. PE – President-Elect
    6. PN – President Nominee 
    7. PND – President Nominee Designate
    8. IPP – Immediate Past President
    9. PP – Past President
    10. PETS – President-Elect Training Seminar  
    11. DTTS- District Team Training Seminar  
    12. SAA – Sergent-At-Arms
    13. LOA – Leave of Absence
    14. DSA – Distinguished Service Award
    15. AGM – Annual General Meeting
    16. YIR – Yours In Rotary
    17. YIRS – Yours In Rotary Service
    18. RCC – Rotary Community Corps
    19. CLP – Club Leadership Plan
    20. RLA – Rotary Leadership Academy
    21. RYLA – Rotary Youths Leadership Awards 
    22. RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute 
    23. ARPIC – Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator 
    24. TRF – The Rotary Foundation 
    25. APF – Annual Programs Fund
    26. TWF – The World Fund
    27. PEF – Permanent Endowment Fund
    28. TPF – The Permanent Fund
    29. DIK – Donations In-Kind
    30. EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year
    31. PHF – Paul Harris Fellow 
    32. PHS – Paul Harris Society 
    33. MPHF – Multiple Paul Harris Fellow 
    34. AKS – Arch Klumph Society 
    35. BS – Bequest Society
    36. BEN – Benefactor
    37. FRP – Foundation Recognition Point
    38. MG – Matching Grant 
    39. NNPPC – Nigerian National Polio Plus Committee
    40. NID – National Immunization Day
    41. GMS – Grant Management Seminar
    42. D– District 
    43. DA – District Assembly
    44. DCh – District Chair
    45. DGR – District Governor Representative 
    46. DiG – District Grant
    47. DDF – District Designated Fund
    48. DRR – District Rotaract Representative 
    49. DIR – District Interact Representative
    50. DG – District Governor
    51. DGE – District Governor-Elect
    52. DGN – District Governor Nominee 
    53. DGND – District Governor Nominee Designate
    54. IPDG – Immediate Past District Governor
    55. PDG – Past District Governor
    56. LG – Lieutenant Governor 
    57. DS – District Secretary
    58. ADS – Assistant District Secretary
    59. PDS – Past District Secretary 
    60. AG – Assistant Governor
    61. PAG – Past Assistant Governor
    62. DLP – District Leadership Plan
    63. DLT – District Leadership Team
    64. DT – District Trainer
    65. PDT – Past District Trainer 
    66. DCA/DISCON – District Conference and assembly
    67. DSG – District Simplified Grant
    68. GETS – District Governor Elect Training Seminar
    69. COG – Council Of Governors
    70. SAR – Semi Annual Report
    71.  MOP – Manual of Procedure
    72. RI – Rotary International
    73. RIBI – Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
    74. RIP – Rotary International President
    75. RIPR – Rotary International President’s Representative 
    76. RIVP – Rotary International Vice President
    77. RIPE – Rotary International President Elect
    78. RIPN – Rotary International President Nominee
    79. RIPND – Rotary International President Nominee Designate 
    80. RID – Rotary International Director 
    81. RIDE – Rotary International Director Elect
    82. PRID – Past Rotary International Director 
    83. PRIP – Past Rotary International President
    84. PRIVP – Past Rotary International Vice President
    85. RFE – Rotary Fellowship Exchange
    86. RYE – Rotary Youth Exchange
    87. RAG – Rotary Action Group
    88. VTT – Vocational Training Team
    89. GSE – Group Study Exchange
    90. COL – Council on Legislation
    91. PHSM – Paul Harris Sustaining Member
    92. BOD – Board Of Directors
    93. BOT-Board Of Trustees
    94. RIC – Constitution of Rotary International
    95. RIB – Bylaws of Rotary International
    96. RIA – Rotary International Assembly
    97. GPEI – Global Polio Eradication Initiative
    98. SRCC – Standard Rotary Club Constitution
    99. EAPF – East African Project Fair

    The above list was found on the web when searching for Rotary Acronyms.  It was originally published by District 9212 in Africa.  Some of the Acronyms used in Africa may be unique to their area.  Just a few not included in the above list which we often hear used at Arizonan Rotary gatherings are:

    1. CLA - Club Leadership Academy
    2. COL - Council on Legislation
    3. RINO - Rotarian in Name Only
    4. TRVFA - The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
    Guess What?  The list is likely not all-inclusive.  Even so, it could be useful to new Rotarians or members who are venturing into Rotary involvement beyond the club level.
    Something to Ponder
    “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln
    Today's Chuckle
    Help us Keep Polio Champion Traveling Trophy
    Last year Mesa West Rotary qualified to be the first club named on the travelling trophy to be awarded each year to the club in District 5495 providing the highest level of support for the End Polio Now program of The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  As of April 1, we were in third place in District 5495.
    What many may not know - because we get so much information that we fail to absorb much of it - is that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match donations to End Polio Now with $2 for every $1 donated. 
    You can CLICK HERE to donate online through your "My Rotary" account.  If you are intimidated by that, you can EMAIL JEANIE to ask her to invoice you now for a donation. Once the payment for your invoice is deposited, she will transfer the donation to RI in your name.
    Motivating Donations to TRF - Recognition Point Match
    Foundation Chairman Chuck Flint has offered to use some of his accumulated recognition points to increase Mesa West support of The Rotary Foundation.  For the foreseeable future, he will match donations, in $100 increments two for one.  If you donate $100, he will transfer $200 in recognition points to your account.  Whether you are striving to receive your first Paul Harris Fellow or striving to reach the next level, this is a great way to move that achievement closer.
    You can donate through your "My Rotary" account on the RI website
    Rotary Direct is the best way to establish a habit of regularly supporting the Rotary Foundation with minimal effort.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Rotary Direct.  CLICK HERE to download a form to sign up for Rotary Direct. 
    If you have questions about Chuck's offer - CLICK HERE to send him an email. 
    If thinking of donating to TRVFA
    You might want to CLICK HERE to read the rest of the story.  The Arizona Department of Revenue has announced that 2020 tax credit donations can be made through May 17.
    Requests for vocational education grants from TRVFA are higher than ever experienced in the past.  Fundraising is also growing, but not quite at the same rapid pace.  Your help is needed.
    Support of TRVFA is not limited to Rotarians.  Tell you friends, family, and associates about this tax credit donation opportunity.
    Donations to TRVFA will literally change someone's life forever.  CLICK HERE to go directly to the on-line donation page for The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  
    If you've already made your 2020 tax credit donation, it's not too early to start accruing for 2021.  
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Foundation Director
    Public Image Director
    Club Service Director
    Service Projects Director
    Executive Secretary
    May 13, 2021
    Aqua Africa
    May 20, 2021
    Teach mothers to teach the world
    May 27, 2021 12:00 PM
    Beyond Riding - all different aspects of the horse industry
    Jun 03, 2021
    Rotary Foundation Program and Awards Recognition
    Jun 10, 2021
    Rotary experiences and suggestions
    Jun 17, 2021
    Review Special Accomplishment of 2020-21 Year
    Jun 24, 2021
    Law Enforcement and Special Olympics Program and Support
    View entire list
    Upcoming Events
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    May 13, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Monthly Board Meeting
    May 18, 2021
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    May 20, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    May 27, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jun 03, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jun 10, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Monthly Board Meeting
    Jun 15, 2021
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jun 17, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jun 24, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jul 01, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    View entire list
    Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Member Birthdays
    Bryan Goetzenberger
    May 11
    Chuck Flint
    May 16
    Ed Koeneman
    May 20
    Greg Bouslog
    May 21
    Robert LaBarge
    May 28
    Spouse Birthdays
    Patty Diedrick
    May 1
    David Murphy
    May 8
    Bryan Goetzenberger
    May 11
    Jessica Lamborn
    May 14
    Michelle LeCheminant
    May 17
    Julie West
    May 27
    Bob Jensen
    Nancy Jensen
    May 16
    Shelly Romine
    Scotty Romine
    May 25
    Jim LeCheminant
    Michelle LeCheminant
    May 29
    Carla Krcmarik
    Kevin Fleege
    May 31
    Join Date
    Amanda Rosenberg
    May 1, 2019
    2 years
    Erwin Reimann
    May 1, 1988
    33 years
    Jack Rosenberg
    May 1, 1980
    41 years
    Joan Reimann
    May 1, 2017
    4 years
    Shelly Romine
    May 1, 2005
    16 years
    Polly Cady
    May 6, 2010
    11 years
    Rotary District 5495 Links
    District Links
    Rotary Interact District 5495
    Rotary District 5495
    The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA)
    Rotary Youth Exchange
    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - RYLA
    RYLA Service Project Support
    Bulletin Editor
    Jeanie Morgan
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    THE FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do

    first  Is it the TRUTH?
    second  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    third  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    fourth Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?