Our speaker this week was going to be Mark Taylor, President of Westland Resources. Mark was going to give us an update on the Central Arizona Project. He has been rescheduled to July 16th but below is information about the first and largest plant built in the CAP system.
When construction began in 1973, the pumping plant on the south shoreline of the Bill Williams River upstream from Parker Dam was simply called Havasu Pump Plant.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation completed this plant in 1985 at a cost of $63.8 million.
The first engineering challenge was lifting Colorado River water 800 vertical feet into Buckskin Mountain where it is released into the seven-mile long Buckskin Mountain Tunnel.
The Mark Wilmer Pumping Plant features six 66,000-horsepower pumps. Each pump requires 50 megawatts of power, more than is required for the entire city of Lake Havasu on the hottest day of the year.
When all the pumps are running, they can fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in less than three seconds
In 1995, the plant was renamed Mark Wilmer Pumping Plant in honor of Phoenix attorney Mark Wilmer who successfully represented the State of Arizona before the U.S. Supreme Court, thus establishing Arizona’s right to its allotment of Colorado River Water.
Rincon Rotary Regular Meeting
March 26, 2020
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the new date for the “Taste of Chocolate”. It is now scheduled for Oct. 4, 2020.
We will start meeting virtually (online) using Zoom Pro until it is safe to meet in person again. Instructions will be sent out via email but in the meantime, please go to https://zoom.us/download and download the program on your PC or mobile device. An email will be sent when the meeting has been scheduled.
Rotary International has canceled the International Convention, June 6-8, in Honolulu.
The District has rescheduled the 2nd Annual Day of Peace from April 4 to Nov. 7, 2020. The District has also canceled the 4 Way Test Speech Contest.
The District-wide Rotary At Work Project is still being encouraged as long as all members follow the CDC suggested measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Please submit your payment for the Jan-March dues. The billing for the next quarter will be going out soon and will include meal cost credits for the canceled meetings
If you know of any member who is not feeling well, please let our Sunshine Committee Chair, Patty, know. We may not be able to see each other in person, but we can still stay in touch.
All service projects have been canceled.
As of March 16 2020, our membership has grown from 30 on July 1, 2020 to 34. Our goal is 10 new members.
Our club has sponsored Nayellie Castillo, a single mother of two, for a $2000 grant from the Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona. Nayellie is going to the Pima Medical Institute to be trained as a Respiratory Therapist.
SAA: In lieu of jokes, Max shared the following cartoon