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September 4, 2020

A Respectful Reminder

We're living in a time of uncertainty and divisiveness. It's truly an unparalleled time in history and in our lifetime. Now more than ever, we have to respect and protect one another. Regardless of any ideology or beliefs, SMRBA isn't a place to share or promote them. Whether it's a seemingly clever remark during a meeting, an off-handed comment in the chat, or even the unintentional subtlety of wearing a potentially offensive or demeaning T-shirt on Zoom, this is unwanted behavior.

Our mantra of "no drama and no politics" is more important than ever before. We always want you to consider SMRBA a safe place where you're free from ridicule and judgment. We're here to promote our fellow members, showcase and grow our business, and build strong and satisfying relationships. Let's all be aware, take care, and continue to support and uplift one another.

As always, we thank you for being a member of our SMRBA family.

SMRBA Zoom Meeting Links


It contains updated meeting links for all three SMRBA weekly Zoom meetings.

As our Virtual meetings on Zoom continue we will be using these links that follow for each of the three meetings...


If you want to invite someone to a meeting, share the link for that meeting only.

Please join us promptly at 8 am on all Zoom meetings.

From your computer, cell phone, or mobile device, click the link for the appropriate meeting!

Click this link to Join Our Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 866 432 176
Password: smrba51673

Click this link to Join Our Apache Junction Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 996 136 030
Password: smrba72980

Click this link to Join Our Mesa/Gilbert Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 752 090 267
Password: smrba80197

Thanks so much for your continued support.

Upcoming Member Presentations
Queen Creek/San Tan Valley - Mondays

09/07  Labor Day - NO MEETING

09/14  Carolota Thorne - HomeSmart

09/21  Cori Lee - Combs Performing Arts Center

09/28  Angie Janke - WineShop at Home with Angie

10/05  Ray Paulley - Glass Detail and Calibration

10/12  Nancy Tossell - Copywriting by Tossell

10/19  Lynn Hanson - Range Printing

10/26  Debbie Frye - Norwex 

11/02  Cliff Smith - Cliff Smith 

11/09  Diane Haskins - Sunshine In A Card

11/16  Jeannie Warnke - Mary Kay

11/23  Thanksgiving - NO MEETING

11/30  Judy Lutes - Amazing Dental 

12/07  Carol Clark - Desert Sunset Wellness

12/14  Bernie and Geri Page - Legal Shield

12/21  Christmas - NO MEETING

12/28  New Years - NO MEETING


Apache Junction - Thursdays

09/10   Cori Lee - Combs Performing Arts Center

09/17   Angie Janke - WineShop at Home with Angie 

09/24   Tina Makris - Intuitive Hound

10/01   Nancy Tossell - Copywriting by Tossell

10/08   Lynn Hanson - Range Printing

10/15   Cliff Smith - Cliff Smith

10/22   Debbie Frye - Norwex

10/29   Diane Haskins - Sunshine In A Card

11/05   Jeannie Warnke - Mary Kay

11/12   Judy Lutes - Amazing Dental 

11/19   Carol Clark - Desert Sunset Wellness

11/26   Thanksgiving - NO MEETING 

12/03   Ray Paulley - Glass Detail & Calibration



12/24   Christmas - NO MEETING 

12/31   New Years - NO MEETING

01/07   Bernie and Geri Page - Legal Shield 

Mesa - Fridays

09/11  Carol Camargo - Tiara Bella USA

09/18  Nancy Tossell - Copywriting by Tossell

09/25  Lynn Hanson - Range Printing

10/02  Debbie Frye - Norwex

10/09  Angie Janke - Wine Shop At Home with Angie

10/16  Jeannie Warnke - Mary Kay

10/23  Carol Clark - Desert Sunset Wellness

10/30  Cliff Smith - Cliff Smith

11/06  Ray Pauley - Glass Detail and Calibration

11/13  Bernie & Geri Page - Legal Shield


11/27  Thanksgiving - NO MEETING 




12/25  Christmas - NO MEETING 

01/01  New Years - NO MEETING 


Please Note: If you're unable to present on your scheduled date, please contact someone on the list to replace you. You can go to for the phone numbers of our members. Let us know of any changes so we can make an adjustment in the newsletter.

Presentations THIS WEEK
Our Queen Creek/STV Chapter

We hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend and in case it lingers over we're not having our regular SMRBA meeting Monday. Please join us Thursday for AJ and Friday for Mesa.

Our Apache Junction Chapter

Cori Lee with Combs Performing Arts Center will be sharing some info about the upcoming shows with safety measures in place. And tell us more what the center is all about.

Our Mesa/Gilbert Chapter

Carol Camargo with Tiara Bella USA will be sharing more about her new fall and Holiday line up of her amazing homemade goodies that will make your home smell Holiday ready. Get that sugar cookie scent without heating up the kitchen. 


Thanks to those of you who joined us for the Pinterest Workshop, Pinterest Profit Secrets!

If you'd like to see what you missed and learn how to take advantage of the Power of Pinterest for your business, take a look at our Pinterest Profit Secrets bundle. You get our info-packed training guide, cheat sheet, mind map and training videos all for one low cost of $37

Click here to see more

Where is Yours?

You can see our first two completed Video Testimonials for SMRBA Members Tina Makris with Intuitive Hound and Cliff Smith with on our website,

Look right into the camera on your phone, hold it horizontally, and speak from your heart. Let us know how you feel about SMRBA. Have fun with it!

We promise to edit the extra takes or flubs and make you look great. Once you're done send us your videos by email. If you need a different way to get it off your phone due to its size, let us know and we'll help you.

DON'T post your video on Facebook. Once your SMRBA video is completed we'll send it to you so you can post it anywhere you want people to see it.

As Nancy Bella Marie reminds us, it's almost Fall Y'all. Check out her adorable hand made goodies. It's NOT too early to be thinking Christmas presents. And she does such cute things.

SMRBA Member News
Member Events & Updates

This is going to be a great event and honoring our fallen first responders and victims of 9/11 with a moment of silence and prayer, along with special music. 

And of course, there will be cars, arts and crafts, and lots of food trucks.  

All for an evening of fun family festivities. And be sure to bring the kiddos, our own Latex Manipulation Expert will be there, Cori Lee. She'll be twisting up some fun for the kids. 

If you want to be a vendor please contact either Lisa Jones at 307-248-3631 or Kathy Barr at 480-239-5288 to reserve your place.

Upcoming performances at Combs Performing Arts and hopefully COVID will have died out a little and we can start getting back to the things we enjoy.

And March 25th, Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies. More to follow.

It's Another Woof Shop!

Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM PST  Hosted by Intuitive Hound EVERYONE is WELCOME!

Topic: Wuff! Shop Workshop Series
Time: Sept 24th, 2020
4pm PT / 7pm  ETJoin this Zoom Event:

OR enter manually:

Meeting ID# 89515042259 

Passcode 072906

This is a monthly LIVE Workshop Series on Zoom. The focus is to share positive behavior conditioning and force-free training methods; insights into the Ayurveda Wellness Philosophy; and Natural Dog Enrichment and Nutrition tips.

Sending love and light to you all!

Check out the new flip version of the PassTime. It's so cool. Since they can't get out and deliver the PassTime Paper be sure to view the online version. You don't need to be without your favorite reading material. Remember, it's the one that gets read. SO reach out to Mike and get your ad in, more and more people can see it online and you want to be seen! After all, it IS the one that gets read.

Courage Under Cancer Foundation is Dee Baginski's 501C3. This is the first fundraiser and it's going to be a blast. We have some very eligible bachelors to possibly win a date with. And ANYONE can participate.

This is going to be a lot of fun with the money going to an amazing cause. To help people with cancer who cannot afford treatments to get the care they need.

Dee is a two-time cancer survivor and has shown us all that faith in God and the power of positivity can do. She also has a book under the same name available on Amazon.

Do you know anyone, anywhere who is on dementia/ Alzheimer's journey as a caregiver? If you do, please invite them to visit for information about the 3rd Annual/1st Annual Virtual Dementia Conference, Thursdays, Oct 29 - Nov 19. 

This conference opens up a 24/7 world of education offered by a variety of speakers and vetted industry sponsors/exhibitors. 

Reach out to Joan Marlow 480-223-8899 with questions. Please share the flyers to help get the word out. Thank you!!

Our Healthy Harvest food drive continues at Empowerment Systems. We appreciate your help very much.

For all our wonderful Healthy Harvest volunteers and interns, we would love to have your support for a great community event. Our volunteer starting time is at 7:00 a.m. to before 10:00 a.m.

Remember to sign up for a volunteer spot.

1. We are centralizing our volunteer sign-up process. Moving forward for all volunteer events, we are asking that you sign up through our new online portal -
a. Through this portal, you will see all upcoming volunteer opportunities and be able to sign up for them as you wish. This allows us to better track our volunteers and your dedication to Empowerment Systems.

2. We have formalized our volunteer handbook and are asking ALL VOLUNTEERS to read and sign the following documents. (We will have them printed at the upcoming Healthy Harvest)
a. Volunteer Confidentiality Statement
b. Volunteer Agreement and Liability Waiver
c. Emergency Contact Information
d. Volunteer Handbook Acknowledgement

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is hosting a “People of Action” fundraiser Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Barleens in Apache Junction with a goal to raise $12,000 for the Rotary Foundation.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with a dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway. Live entertainment is to include the Barleens “variety spectacular” show with music, comedy, impersonations and a walk down memory lane, according to a release.

SMRBA has one table currently, and SMRBA members Nancy Tossell and Nora Wiseman have stepped up and each have a table.

Money raised in Arizona and from the “People of Action” fundraiser stays in Arizona through District Grants. These grants support small-scale, short term projects. Since 2013-14 the Rotary Foundation has awarded 2,466 District Grants totaling $126.1 Million. In 2017-18, the Rotary Foundation approved 503 district grants and program awards totaling $27.4 million.


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AZ 85118 

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