Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

It’s coming—the Annual Rotary Golf Tournament

Norm Noble In a month, on Sunday, April 3, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club will hold its 23rd annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament at the Oakwood Country Club. This tournament represents the club’s major fundraiser of each year, allowing it to support numerous charities in Chandler and around the world; 100 percent of the net…

Outstanding array of speakers at Sun Lakes Rotary

Greg Podd will be Rotary’s February 23 speaker.

Norm Noble On Tuesday, February 2, Jay Tibshraeny, Mayor of Chandler, will be the guest speaker, sharing insights into the coming year. In 1994, Tibshraeny became mayor of Chandler. During his time tenure, he saw Chandler’s transition from a rural town to a bedroom community for Phoenix. He oversaw the construction of the Chandler Fashion…

Rotarians of the month – December

Bob Phillips and Greg Jewell

Norm Noble There was no way the Sun Lakes Rotary Club could just pick one Rotarian of the Month for December; not after the spectacular job Bob Phillips and Greg Jewell did heading up the recently successful Rotary Pancake Breakfast in November 2015. Bob Phillips joined the club in August 2014. Two months later, Greg…

Fascinating array of speakers at Sun Lakes Rotary

Senator Bob Worsley

Norm Noble At the Rotary Club meeting on January 5 there will be two speakers, Dr. Ross Bremner M.D., Ph.D. and John Sentz. The title of their presentation will be “Applying Current Medical Research to Save a Life.” Dr. Bremner is the Director of the John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital…

The Traveling Bell

The traveling bell has raised almost $3,000 to combat polio.

Norm Noble There is a bell that has been traveling around the world, starting in Canada, then England, followed by Scotland, the USA, and soon it will visit Thailand. It is an unusual bell in that it doesn’t ring. It just travels. The idea for this traveling bell started with the Rotary Club of Sooke…