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Celebration of Life for PDG Jim Aslin Oct. 25
A Celebration of Life for PDG Jim Asllin will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 25 at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church 8625 Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. A member of the Rincon Rotary Club, Jim served as Governor of District 5500 in 2006-07 and had remained active in district and zone activities. He died suddenly Friday, Oct. 3. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the Rincon Rotary Foundation or the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church. Dress for the Celebration is business casual. Rotary pins or starfish pins are encouraged. During his year as governor, Jim gave out starfish pins to symbolize the story of the boy who sees hundreds of starfish washed up on the beach. As he throws a starfish into the water, his friend asks why he takes the trouble to toss the fish into the ocean, as there are so many starfish that he can't possibly save them. The boy replies, "I made a difference to that one." Jim made a difference to Rotary, to his family, and the many others whose lives he touched. He will be greatly missed in the Rotary world.
Rotarians, Guests Assemble 100 Artificial Hands at District Conference
Rotarians at the District Conference gathered to help below-elbow amputees by assembling 100 LN-4 prosthetic hands. The hands are distributed at no cost to recipients. All of the prosthetic hands are provided by the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation exclusively for LN-4 projects. These prosthetic devices are non-surgical, non-medical and will be fitted with the training and supervision of Ellen Meadows trained volunteers. Conference attendees assembled the hands during the weekend event. Young people from Rotaract, Interact and Youth Exchange assembled the largest number of the hands.
To see how these hands change the lives of the recipients, see the video below.
Tri-District Foundation Day To Be Held in Tempe Nov. 8
John Osterlund, general manager of The Rotary Foundation, and Aaron Zeichner of The Gates Foundation will be the featured speakers at the all-Arizona Foundation Day on Nov. 8. The event will be held at the Sheraton Airport hotel. Also featured at the conference is a session with Maddie, an 8-year-old polio survivor who finds painting a way to express her feelings. She will do a painting session with attendees who sign up in advance for her session. For more information, click here: Tri-District Foundation Day Flyer