Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

Hancock Elementary students meet a need

Pictured (left to right) are Ty Schmidt, Kade McIntyre, Katie Villaorduna (teacher) and Isa Mullen with Sun Lakes Rotary Club President Bill McCoach.

Norm Noble Chandler’s Hancock Elementary School, home of the Heat, is an A+ school, as designated by the Arizona Education Foundation. The job of the teachers is to educate their students in the basics; to teach relatively simple concepts, to teach social skills, to teach children how to learn … to teach them age-appropriate lessons.…

Don Bell – Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s “Good Guy”

Don Bell

Norm Noble A few years ago, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club enjoyed the membership of John McCain before he passed away. John served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was a gunner in a B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Germany. To the membership, his friends and neighbors, John became known as…

Rotarian of the Month

May Rotarian of the Month Hal Wochholz

Norm Noble Long-time Rotarian Hal Wochholz was awarded the title Rotarian of the Month for May. Hal has been a member of Sun Lakes Rotary Club since 2000. He has been club webmaster and is a Paul Harris fellow. He has been a long-time PolioPlus® Chair for the club. He has also been awarded the…

Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s 24th annual Charity Tournament March 26

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

Norm Noble On Sunday, March 26, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club will host its 24th and largest Charity Golf Tournament in history. One hundred eighty golfers will fill the three Nine Hole Courses at Oakwood Country Club. Prior to the 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, a helicopter will hover over the practice range and drop numbered…

Exciting Rotary programs

Chief Sean Duggan

Norm Noble On Tuesday, March 7, Joe Ducey of Channel ABC15 and host of “Let Joe Know” will be the speaker. Joe is a consumer advocate who exposes scams and holds businesses accountable for their contracts and agreements. He concentrates on consumer investigative stories by exposing scams, rip-offs and deals just too good to be…

Gary Whiting, Rotarian of the Month

Gary Whiting, February Rotarian of the Month

Norm Noble Gary Whiting of Palo Verde was recognized as February’s Rotarian of the Month for the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Gary has done it all. He has been Club Treasurer, Club President (2000-2001), District 5510 Assistant Governor, and District 5510 Governor (2004-2005). In addition, he is the club’s Sun Lakes Rotary Foundation 2000 President…

Dynamic Rotary programs this month

Norm Noble On Tuesday, February 7, an executive from First Solar will talk about the power of solar energy. First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions that are truly taking energy forward. With over 10 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, their proven solar solutions diversify the energy portfolio and…

Dictionaries for every third grader in Chandler

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has done some extraordinary things since its foundation in 1986. There are long lists of charities that have benefited from the Club’s support – Neighbors Who Care, Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, the Sheriff’s Posse, Gift of Life-Arizona, to name a few. But the largest…