Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

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…