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Welcome to our Rotary Club of Mesa West!
Mesa West
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
Mesa, AZ
United States of America
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No Regular Meeting Thursday, July 30
Reminder - July 29 Community Service Event
Our first Community Service opportunity for this Rotary Year is working with the United Food Bank at a food distribution event.  The details are below:
Date: Wednesday July 29th
Time: 5-8:30 pm (could end sooner if food runs out)
Location: Wells Fargo Bank 1860 E University Drive, Mesa AZ 85203
This is an outdoor event so if you are heat sensitive you may wish to consider a small cash contribution instead of attending.
Masks, gloves and closed toed shoes are required.  They will provide latex gloves but if you have a latex allergy you would need to bring your own gloves.
I am thankful to have the required 12 volunteers needed for the evening, so if you are one of those volunteers, please let me know immediately if your ability to participate changes.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
You can CLICK HERE to email me or call me at 480.299.4533
Thank you!!
Shelly Romine
Highlights of July 16 Zoom Meeting
As members were arriving for the meeting, many were surprised and delighted that Erwin and Joan Reimann were able to be present - and that they were in Arizona rather than South Dakota.
President Dan Coons opened the meeting by introducing himself and welcoming those in attendance.  He recited the Rotary Vision Statement which he has come to love.  He asked Ed Koeneman to offer the invocation.
  • Mesa West Board of Directors Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 21 via Zoom at 5:30 PM.
  • Shelly Romine announced that the top bid for Son Hee's scarf was up to $50 and John Pennypacker had submitted the top bid.
Happy Bucks
  • Ed Koeneman pledged $10 - he was happy to report his brother, who is the Scientific Medical Director at SonoraQuest, was interviewed with CBS News on national television Wednesday July 15.  He spoke about their current and future goals for their testing capacity.
  • Alan Cady pledged $10 - $5 for each of the two meetings he recently missed.
  • Polly Schumacher pledged $5.  She recently had a debit card and a credit card compromised.  Her little dog, Minnie, survived her recent surgery and there was no evidence of cancer.  She no longer has to wear a cone and is doing fine.
  • Colleen Coon pledged $10 because her husband (Dan) had volunteered her to do the Rotary Minute.  The pledged another $10 if those in attendance enjoy it.
  • John Pennypacker pledged $10 for the recent loss to the Rotary world of two Past Rotary International Presidents - Frank Devlin and Clem Renouf who inspired Rotary's polio eradication efforts.  Pam Cohen added she was really going to miss Frank Devlin's emails.
  • AG Lee Holmes pledged $20 - he is happy he and Bob Zarling are planning another trip to South Africa in March, 2021.  They recently participated in a Zoom meeting with a couple of gentlemen there who are with Blessman International.  There will be a Zoom presentation to the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club on Wednesday August 12.  Lee promised to provide details later about how interested Mesa West Rotarians could hear the presentation.  Bob Zarling suggested Lee talk to Shelly Romine about a possible service project related to the trip.
  • Bob Zarling added $10 for the same reason as well as the fact that the continent of Africa will soon be declared polio-free.
  • Greg Okonowski answered a question about the beautiful background everyone could see as he officiated over the collection of Happy Bucks.  He said it was a picture of an actual view he enjoyed with his son in the mountains near Strawberry, Arizona.  He said it was beautiful and cool there.  He took one son one weekend and the other son the next and had a great time with both on their father/son trips.
  • Dan Coons pledged $5.  He was happy to know Immediate Past Presidents could arrive for Zoom meetings five minutes late.
  • Shelly Romine was happy to announce all volunteer slots for the Community Service event were filled.
  • Erwin Reimann pledged $5 for the new laminate floor in his and Joan's bedroom and another $5 celebrating Lee and Bob's planned trip to Africa.  Their earlier remarks had triggered a fond memory for him of a trip to Africa he had enjoyed.
  • Pam Cohen pledged $10.  She needed a jacket in her RV during her recent trip to Flagstaff to see Wilder (her grandson).  Wilder is now three months old and weighs nearly ten pounds.
  • Don Boucher pledged $5 for arriving late to the meeting.
  • Jeanie Morgan pledged $5 - happy to see Mesa West's newest Honorary Member, Sharon Spane, in attendance.  John Pennypacker matched Jeanie's pledge.
Rotary Minute
Colleen Coons was prepared to present a Rotary Minute, but needed to share her screen and was unable to do so.  Dan will have had a tutorial in allowing other participants to share their screen by the time we meet again, and Colleen will share her Rotary Minute on July 23 during the Zoom meeting.
    Lola McClane introduced Biz Coach Steve Feld as our speaker, Steve Feld, who has over 30 years of extensive senior-level experience in highly competitive industries. An expert in all aspects of change management, operations, business development, marketing, sales, HR, customer service, leadership, and finance. Steve has a large passion for everything business.

    Created and owned six high 6 figure businesses, operated 3 others business generating anywhere from $20 to $35M in gross revenue. Operated divisions for 3 brand name Fortune 500 companies. Those have included being a COO/CFO for a large non-profit organization, director of global merchandise for the Harlem Globetrotters, General Manager for Rawhide an 1880’s Western Theme town.

    Steve provides training and business performance coaching to business owners, professionals and executives. Has written 3 books- “45 Minute Breakthrough”, “10 Secrets all Businesses Should Know for Success” and “Why YOU need a Business Coach.”  Steve also conducts workshops and training on a variety of subjects for business owners, executives and their staff to provide the greatest positive impact.

    He said he works with businesses to help them find hidden profit by developing a clear mission, message, and consistent management.  He said that without a strategic plan, business owners/managers run in circles.

    He provided, as an example, that many people flounder in the beginning the fact that Abraham Lincoln failed in business in 1831 and had a nervous breakdown in 1835.  In 1861, Lincoln became the US President - what changed?

    Steve said the average person uses only 10% of their potential.  In reality, he said it's closer to 2%, leaving 98% of their potential left unfulfilled.  He said that to unlock that hidden potential we have to remove the limitations that exist in our own minds.

    He said we need to determine what we really want and then look at how others have succeeded in that area and copy what they did and are doing.

    He said life is like a combination lock with seven factors:

    1. Peace of Mind
    2. Be healthy - to optimize energy and ability
    3. Have happy relationships
    4. Have meaningful work - "If you are unhappy in your work for seven straight days, get out."
    5. Financial independence - where you can do what you want without worrying about cost
    6. Self-Actualization - having a sense that you are growing and becoming what you want to be.
    7. Live your life your way - decide what you want and make plans to achieve it - with daily activities toward that goal.
    This will result in increased self-esteem and self-respect and improve relationships with family and friends and allows very real growth in personal pride.
    Steve said we should not be limited by our self-beliefs.  He said it is true that we become what we think about most of the time.  We can grow by expanding our beliefs based on solid values and growing our beliefs about reality to a more positive and hopeful view.  He said self-confidence determines our ability to succeed.  He said an individual will always earn within 10% of their own self-concept of deserved income.
    Self esteem is based on how much we like and value our self.  He said everyone should give themselves positive messages when alone - look in the mirror and say, "I like myself."  He said when we are kids, we are spontaneous and unintimidated.  We become conditioned by what makes us uncomfortable as well as any destructive criticism we endure.  Fear of failure becomes a self-fulfilling criticism, and makes us scared to take action.  It also takes a negative toll on our bodies.
    He said anyone can break out of that negativity with positive affirmations.  Change happens in the subconscious mind.  We need to tell ourselves, "I'm good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."
    To answer how we can learn to have full control of our lives, he said we need to develop a sense of control which equals mental well-being.  It comes from how we explain stuff to ourselves.  We need an internal locus of control.  He said if we have a sense of being powerless, it causes negative interactions between ourselves and society.
    Steve told of a boy who scored 98% on a test.  Instead of thinking it was within 2% of a perfect score, he thought it was his IQ score.  It lowered his self-confidence and self-esteem and his performance in his studies and other areas of his life reflected the fact that he thought he was not that bright.  Once his misunderstanding came to light, his usual top performance reappeared.
    Steve said that everything he talked about applies just as much in our personal lives as it does in business.
    CLICK HERE to visit Steve Feld's website
    Listen to Conversation with PRIP Bill Boyd
    The clip of Past Rotary International President Bill Boyd brought back many memories of his speeches that I have had the honor to hear.  He talks very softly, and one should listen carefully to his words of wisdom.
    In the clip, he starts off talking about the RI Board of Trustees and points out that they are not cookie cutters, and they don't always agree.  What they do is listen, discuss, and figure out what is in the best interest of Rotarians.  This was most evident when he discusses "branding" of Rotary.  There were four points and if one were to listen carefully, they would recognize perhaps themselves or others in our club that resembled the points Bill mentions.  Listen carefully; you will learn something.
    The subject of moving RI from Matching Grants to Global Grants was also interesting.  The final decision came down to a very sound business decision - they were burning out staff at RI for very little gain.
    PRIP Bill will enlighten you on matters dealing with The Rotary Foundation.  He chaired that committee following his stint as RI President.
    Personally, I have had the honor to serve as his aide and would never hesitate to do it again.  We have lost two superheroes in Rotary recently, PRIP Frank Develyn and MAT Caparas.  For those of us lucky enough to have spent some time with these two gentlemen, I can assure you they impacted all in a positive manner.  Do not let this opportunity to learn from PRIP Bill Boyd pass you by.  Men like this don't come along every day.  CLICK HERE or on the image to view the clip.
    In the top photo, PRIP Bill Boyd is shown on the left with Lee Blankenship in the middle and me on the right.  In the bottom photo PRIP Bill is shown holding the rapt attention of his small audience including our current Zone Director, Johrita Solari on the far right.
    Carina Navarro - TRVFA Scholar Sponsored by Mesa West
    President-Elect Bob Zarling submitted a photo of the student he most recently interviewed and approved having Mesa West Rotary be her sponsoring club for a vocational education grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  Carina will be studying at the East Valley Medical College to be a nurse assistant.
    With the pandemic-related medical personnel shortage currently being experienced, this grant and others like it will enable individuals to lift themselves out of poverty while gaining a skill that will have a rippling effect of good financially for Carina, emotionally and medically for her future patients, and for those who depend on her for support and as a role model.  Bob was very impressed with Carina.  As a very young woman, she emancipated herself from the Foster Care system.  Now in her late 20's, she wants to be able to thrive, rather than just survive.
    July 23 - Last Day to Bid on Son Hee's Scarf
    At this writing, the highest bid your Messenger editor is aware of is $100.  The proceeds of the auction of this beautiful creation will be used to support our Community Service Project partnering with United Food Bank to be held Wednesday, July 29 at 5:00 - 8:30 PM at Wells Fargo, 1860 E University Drive in Mesa.
    Step Up For Rotary - Get Your Game On
    With COVID-19 restricting, fundraising can be a challenge.  District 5495 is offering an innovative way for Rotarians to raise funds as individuals by walking - running - dancing - rowing - or whatever they enjoy doing and getting pledges for their activity from their friends, family, and associates.  The funds can be designated to:
    • The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus
    • The Rotary Foundation for the Annual Fund
    • Interact Ambassadors
    • Your Club - If your club is designated, when those funds are distributed to your club in your name, you can ask that they be used for the project of your choice or given to a charity of your choice.  CLICK HERE or on the image to learn more.
    Today's Chuckle
    Something to Ponder
    Much of our energy is expended in avoiding work; this energy needs to be re-channeled...source unknown
    The Most Efficient Way to Support The Rotary Foundation
    The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary that enables the amazing work we, as Rotarians, are all proud to be a part of.  Every Rotarian is strongly encouraged to support TRF every year by donating to the General Fund of TRF.  The target gift is $100 per year per member.  That has been the target for a very long time and in the US the average family income has multiplied a few times since that target was set.  Many Rotarians who have the means to do so have set their personal target at the $1,000 per year mark making them eligible for the Paul Harris Society level of donor recognition. 
    The End Polio Now campaign is a separate fund to which gifts are matched two-for-one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Many Rotarians choose to support both the general fund and the fight to end polio.
    No matter what level you decide to donate, please support the Foundation by giving through Rotary Direct.  CLICK HERE to get answers to commonly asked questions about this program.  DOWNLOAD A FORM to authorize your Rotary Direct donations.  By giving through Rotary direct, the opportunity for human error is eliminated and recognition credit for the Rotarian and their club is much more accurate and timelier.
    Support TRVFA
    Donations to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona made through April 15, can be used to qualify for the
    Arizona's Credit for Contribution to a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the 2019 or 2020 tax year, but not both!  Their QCO Code is 20698.
    When everything starts to settle after our current pandemic-related business slow-down is history, some things may never to back to the way they were.  There may well be a shortage of workers that require vocational certifications available to those in low-income groups through TRVFA grants.  Your gift today may help someone have a better tomorrow!  CLICK HERE to donate on-line or CLICK HERE to download a mail-in form.
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Public Image Director
    Club Service Director
    Service Projects Director
    Foundation Director
    Executive Secretary
    Upcoming Events
    Monthly Board Meeting
    Jul 21, 2020
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jul 23, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Service Project - United Food Bank
    Wells Fargo Bank
    Jul 29, 2020
    5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Jul 30, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Aug 06, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Aug 13, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Monthly Board Meeting
    Aug 18, 2020
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Aug 20, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Aug 27, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Weekly Club Meeting via Zoom
    Sep 03, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Jul 23, 2020
    Arizona Bus Club
    Aug 06, 2020
    Mercy Care in People's Lives
    Aug 13, 2020
    Why Arizona should reject legalization of Marijuana
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    Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Member Birthdays
    Donna Goetzenberger
    July 3
    Lola McClane
    July 3
    Erwin Reimann
    July 26
    Spouse Birthdays
    Donna Goetzenberger
    July 3
    Kelli Millett
    July 13
    Mike Krueger
    July 15
    Erwin Reimann
    July 26
    Sharon Spane
    Ron L Spane
    July 2
    Steve Ross
    Luin Ross
    July 4
    Dan Coons
    Colleen Coons
    July 5
    Brian Harvey
    Marsha Harvey
    July 19
    Andrea Murphy
    David Murphy
    July 20
    Join Date
    Darl Andersen
    July 1, 1974
    46 years
    Chuck Flint
    July 8, 2004
    16 years
    Tim Troy
    July 17, 2008
    12 years
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    The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA)
    Rotary Youth Exchange
    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - RYLA
    RYLA Service Project Support
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