District Governor Don Kelly and his wife and Assistant District Governor Tom Burns and his wife visited with our Board of Directors before the meeting.  At the regular meeting DG Don provided a model for increasing membership and encouraged members to both raise funds and use matching grants to accomplish projects.  Attendance was 75%.  Missing were Alan Beebe, Tom Hickey, George Kimbler and John Lamont.
DG Don, with sponsor Wally Stuebner’s help, inducted Mindy Grodzki as our newest member.  Mindy is Program Director for Aquatics, Teens, and Group Fitness at the Tempe YMCA.  She is married with two small children.  No stranger to Rotary, she was previously a member of the Chandler club for a year during 2002-03.  Her Rotary classification is Fitness & Aquatics.  Welcome Mindy!
PDG Barb explained the 4-step “Red Badge” new member program to us.  Mindy will graduate to the regular “Blue Badge” as soon as she has attended a Board meeting, attended a meeting of another club, participated in a club service project, and greeted arriving members and guests for __ weeks.