Melissa Rotary Club
Week of January 3rd 2022

Volume 2022 | Issue 1

Theme of the month is Vocational Service

For January 6th
We will not be meeting at the ISD building but rather performing a service project.

On Jan 6th We will be gathering at the Melissa Cemetery to perform the second half of a service project by picking up the wreaths we helped to place back on December 18th. Bundle up as it should be chilly. After picking up wreaths we will adjourn to Sugar Babes for coffee and donuts to warm up and catch up with each other.

On January 13th we will be hearing from Anil Srivatsa about the Gift of Life. Anil is a rotary and military brat and has found purpose in his life after a 30 year old checkered corporate and entrepreneurial career.  He now spends a 1/4 of his time in a year driving around the world championing the cause of Organ Donation with a goal of reaching a million people with this message of compassion and fighting fear for love. He has traveled across 44 countries by road telling his story to over 127K people via over 550 talks and spoken at over 100 rotary clubs urging them to take on organ donation projects. To facilitate this he has started a motley crew of 50 plus Rotarians and applied to start a Rotary Action Group for Organ Donation. 
Last week's actions
We have be off for a couple of weeks enjoying the Christmas Holidays. Hope all are well and excited about the new year.
Craig has lived in Dallas since age 4. He learned to fly at age 17 and started his career in aviation after a 3 year service in the US army.  He flew professionally for over 45years.  He has flown to every state in the Union, Alaska  too many times even the north pole!  He has been all over Europe,  Africa,  South America Central  America,  Mexico,  Morocco,  Egypt,   Saudi Arabia, Qatar,   Russia and   the  Black Sea.     He has crossed the oceans many, many times!  He has nine jet 
Type ratings  a DC3 rating and has flown  about 14 different airplanes  end still loves to fly!
Craig and Raeleen have four children,   2 boys and 2 girls all married with  7 grand children.    Craig has coached soccer for 3 of the kids,  attended many  boring gymnastic meets and baseball games  He has been a super  Dad and Granddad. 
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