Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

The Dolly Parton You Don’t Know

Frank Wiley Your Sun Lakes Rotary Club wants to introduce you to the Dolly Parton you probably don’t know. Yes, the same Grammy-award-winning country singer/movie star who has her own theme park in Tennessee. She has a passion that she is very involved in and that has spread to your Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Our…

“Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride

Norm Noble On Saturday, March 7, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club is sponsoring the fifth anniversary “Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride. This special event supports the wounded and disabled veterans living right here in our community. This ride will feature over 100 bike enthusiasts who will ride 101 miles on Saturday, March 7,…

Sun Lakes Rotary Speakers for March

Maureen Alger The Sun Lakes Rotary has a variety of interesting meetings each week! On March 3, we will have a presentation by Officer Dan Hullings, 19-year veteran of the Chandler Police Department. He is a K-9 officer and will talk about the program and bring his four-year-old Belgian Malinois Benzo. Benzo is a dual-purpose…

Rotary Speakers for November

  Maureen Alger The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has a variety of interesting meetings each week! During the month of November, there will be three morning and one evening meeting. The first meeting in November is the morning of Tuesday, the 5th. During this meeting, there will be a presentation by The Rotary Foundation. The mission of The…

Rotarian of the Month – Santa Roger

Sun Lakes Rotary Club Norm Noble Roger Edmonds was named Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Month for October. Roger is heavily involved chairing the club’s Dictionary Project that gives dictionaries to over 3,000 third grade students in all the 30 elementary schools of the Chandler Unified School District, plus two reservation schools. Roger is…

3rd grade students receive dictionaries from Rotary Club

St. Bonaventure 3rd grade students holding their new dictionaries.

Gary Whiting The Dictionary Project has been one of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s most successful and rewarding projects that students, teachers, and Rotarians look forward to each year. The project was started in 2003, and this year marks the 16th year of distributing dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Chandler Unified School District. More…

Rotarian of the Month: Mark Stapels

April’s Rotarian of the Month started his journey to Sun Lakes Rotary Club when he and his father joined the local Rotary club in Michigan together. Mark Stapels graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a speech major and a teaching degree. After graduating from college, he spent five years as a junior high teacher, then…

Outstanding Rotary programs in May

Norm Noble On Tuesday morning, May 7, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club will honor the Chandler Unified School District Teacher of the Year with the prestigious $2,000 Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year Award – Carolyn McCleary from Auxier Elementary, Caitlin Humphrey from Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary and Jessica Hogan from Hamilton High School are…

Rotary celebrates 33 years in Sun Lakes

Norm Noble It has been a memorable 33 years. The Sun Lakes Rotary Club was chartered on April 22, 1986, as a morning club with 15 members. It grew to 140 members in 2001 and then that year helped charter the Sun Lakes Crown Thursday Noon Club with several of its members transferring to the…

April Rotary meeting

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s major focus is with the students from Chandler Unified School District. Meetings during the month of April highlight some of our contributions. On April 2, four Chandler Unified School District high school students will share their experiences after attending the Rotary World Affairs Conference in Wisconsin. Rotary’s vision…