Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

Veterans Day spearheads Rotary’s November meeting

Norm Noble On Tuesday, November 3, Dr. Fred DePrez, recently-retired Principal of Hamilton High School and member of the Sun Lakes Rotary, will be part of a team of guest speakers presenting “We the People.” At the end of the 2015 school year, Fred retired, ending a remarkable 17-year run at one of the most…

Popular Rotary Pancake Breakfast returns in November

Hot off the griddle!

Norm Noble Heads-up – the Rotary Pancake Breakfast returns to Oakwood Country Club on Sunday, November 8. As many have said, “Start your mouths watering now!” for one of Sun Lakes’ favorite annual events. This will be Sun Lakes Rotary’s nineteenth annual Pancake Breakfast held again in Oakwood’s Ballroom. Breakfast will be served between 7:30…

Two fascinating speakers at Sun Lakes Rotary this month

Speaker Justin Bro

Norm Noble On Tuesday, October 6 Dr. Kelli Ward will make a presentation regarding the state of Arizona and her role in the legislature. Dr. Kelli Ward is also Senator Kelli Ward and she wears both hats skillfully and with full confidence in her abilities. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke…