Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

Outstanding Rotary speakers for March

Steve Irvin

Norm Noble On the morning of Tuesday, March 5, Steve Irvin, News Anchor for Channel ABC-15, will present what it’s like to work in a hectic, major TV newsroom. Steve is an Emmy-award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC-15 News. He joined ABC-15 News in 2002 as morning anchor/reporter. Steve grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated…

Fascinating Rotary speakers for February

Norm Noble Mark Menasci, owner of Metro Valley Computer Solutions, will speak to the Sun Lakes Rotary Club on the morning of Tuesday, February 5. Mark’s company is a computer service resource for small business, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. That said, Mark has an interesting personal story (and video) to share with the club. He…

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…