Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

Water is Life on the Navajo Nation

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has received a Rotary Foundation Global “Humanitarian” Water Grant to provide homes on the Navajo Nation with inside running tap water. Many of these people, our neighbors, presently have their water delivered weekly by a water truck into above-ground, 50-gallon holding barrels in their yards. These 50 gallons…

Educator of the Year: Sandy Lundberg

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s “Educator of the Year” award recognizes excellence in education throughout the Chandler Unified School District. In May 2018, the Sun Lakes Rotary selected Sandy Lundberg, just-retired Principal of Casteel High School, as recipient of its first “Educator of the Year” award. Club President Peter Meade said, “Sandy is…

32 years of Rotary in Sun Lakes

Gary Whiting The Sun Lakes Rotary Club was chartered on April 22, 1986. On July 1, 2018, we started our 32nd year. The club was conceived in 1985 when Chandler Rotarian Andre Felix put an advertisement on the Sun Lakes clubhouse bulletin board to see if anyone was interested in attending Rotary at the Palo…

Don Preston is May’s Rotarian of the Month

  Norm Noble May is here, and the Sun Lakes Rotary Club has a new Rotarian of the Month, Don Prestin! Don has been our treasurer for several years. And just when he thought he could retire from that job, the incoming treasurer, David Mork, asked him to stay on for a while to help…

Outstanding array of Rotary speakers for April

  Norm Noble The April 3 Sun Lakes Rotary Club meeting will host our annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Six outstanding students, one from each Chandler Unified School District (“CUSD”) high school, will participate in this Rotary Speech Contest. The student speaker will address how the Rotary Four-Way Test might be applied to their lives…

Sun Lakes Rotary’s annual Golf Tournament

  Norm Noble Six months of hard work will culminate on Sunday, March 11, when the Sun Lakes Rotary Club holds its 25th annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Oakwood Country Club. If you are reading about this for the first time, it’s probably too late to register and play. Chances are that all 45…

Rotarian of the Month

  Dee Rasmussen Each month, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club selects a member who has stood out in his or her efforts to maintain our quality standards within the club. Colette McNally was chosen in February for her outstanding work as club secretary, faithfully keeping notes at all our meetings and our monthly board meetings.…

November Rotarian of the Month

  Norm Noble John McKoy, a retired K-12 Educator and seven-year member of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club, was named November Rotarian of the Month. He was recognized for his leadership as the club’s Rotary Foundation Chair and his involvement in those activities and programs that support the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. John has…

Is Rotary for you?

Kentucky Derby party

Norm Noble Are you someone who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? That’s the focus of Rotary. The members of Sun Lakes Rotary Club are dedicated men and women who share a passion for community service and friendship. Many members are retired, and this is the first chance they have…

Gary Whiting receives “Service Above Self” award

Gary Whiting

Norm Noble Gary Whiting is a long-time member of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club, serving as its President in Rotary year 2000-2001 and then serving as Arizona Rotary District 5510 Centennial Governor in Rotary year 2004-2005. This year, he chaired the club’s Website Committee which undertook much-needed overhauling with a new platform and new ideas…