Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

Outstanding lineup of Rotary speakers this month

Kristen Sandquist and Kevin Cherilla

Norm Noble On Tuesday, November 1, Kevin Cherilla, international mountaineer, (conquering the summit of Mt. Everest in 2007 was one of his greatest personal accomplishments) will be the speaker along with his partner Kristen Sandquist. His passion for climbing and helping others reach their personal goals has impacted the lives of participants at the various…

Rotary speakers for October

Norm Noble On Tuesday, October 4, Dr. Kris Venkatesh will speak to the Sun Lakes Rotary Club regarding colorectal cancer screening options. Not a favorite subject, but a discussion that is essential. Colorectal cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the colon and/or rectum. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, a) by finding and…

Peter Meade – winner of Rotary’s Good Guy Award

Peter Meade

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club honors three of its members annually. In separate articles, Charles Loew was recognized as Rotarian of the Year and Don Prestin as the Service Above Self winner. Last month, Peter Meade received a special honor from the Sun Lakes Rotary Club when he was named Good Guy for…

United Food Bank Milk Program

Pictured are Rotarians Terrie Sanders and Steve Perkins presenting a $1,030 check to Ginny Hildebrand, the CEO/President of the United Food Bank. The presentation was made April 7 at Food Bank headquarters in Mesa.

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club joined six other Valley area Rotary Clubs in contributing $1,030 each for a total of $7,210 to the UFB’s milk fund. This is the second year Rotarians have combined their efforts to assist United Food Bank in feeding hungry households in eastern Arizona. This is one of UFB’s…

Outstanding upcoming events at Sun Lakes Rotary

Norm Noble On Tuesday, March 1 (rescheduled from February 23), Greg Podd, Rotary International Vice President, will be the speaker. Podd is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist and has operated his own practice since 1979. A Rotarian since 1982, he is a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club of Evergreen, Colorado. Podd…