Join the Club at Its Books for Children Fundraiser

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Director

Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) is holding a fundraiser to support its Dolly Parton Imagination Library project. On Monday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant located at 4210 S. Arizona Avenue in Chandler will donate 15% of the proceeds (dine-in or take-out) when you present the flyer. To receive a copy of the flyer, email [email protected] or text 602-692-4253.

RCSL partnered with the Dolly Parton Foundation in 2019 to provide books to children in four East Valley zip codes, at no cost to the family. RCSL currently has over 1,100 children registered in its program, and it is rapidly growing. These books are available at no cost for children from birth until their fifth birthday. Grab your family, neighbors, and friends to raise money for more children in the East Valley to receive books.

Rotarian of the Month

RCSL President Victoria Flatley with Neil Cutler, November 2023 RCSL Rotarian of the Month

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Director

Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) named Neil Cutler, a member of RCSL’s Public Image Committee who serves as backup photographer and reporter for RCSL’s weekly meetings, Rotarian of the Month.

Additionally, he has volunteered at various RCSL projects, including the recent Sun Lakes Electronics Recycle event. Neil is owner of American Family Insurance, Neil B. Cutler Agency, and co-founder of Chandler Business Alliance. RCSL Club President Victoria Flatley and RCSL members congratulate Neil.

Recycle Electronics Event Another Success

A few of the event volunteers: Back row (left to right): Gary Magao, Neil Cutler, Bill Crump, Bob Phillips, Bill Schenk, Stan Kaufman; front row (left to right): Victoria Flatley, Debbie Bailey, Terry Thompson, Chloe Hanken, Val Crump, Janet McDonald. There were many more volunteers who are not pictured.

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Director

Per Rotary Club of Sun Lakes Chairperson Debbie Bailey, the second electronics recycle collection day at Sun Lakes was a success. More than two truckloads of equipment were collected. AZStRUT (Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology), a 501(c)(3) organization that started in 1997 by Intel and Motorola, will refurbish and distribute the equipment to Arizona schools and nonprofits that will benefit. AZStRUT started partnering with nonprofits, such as RCSL, and with Valley schools’ computer repair programs to assist in the refurbishing efforts.

The event’s chairperson Debbie Bailey and RCSL Club President Victoria Flatley extend a grateful thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made this event a success. Your support is appreciated. See for more information.

Sun Lakes and Other SE Valley Rotary Clubs Support Veterans with $5,800 Check

Pictured with Gizmo Award and $5,800 check (left to right) are Stan Kaufman (RCSL treasurer/AVFF volunteer), Mark Pearlstein and Rich Simmons (AVFF volunteers), Jon Lyons (RCSL’s ASU Rotaract liaison), and representing ASU Rotaract Rotary Club, Aurelio Morales, Zach Dellner, and Xavier Preciado.

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Director

At a recent Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) meeting, the ASU Rotaract Rotary Club announced that $5,800 was collected from several Southeast Valley Rotary Clubs who submitted bids/donations to win the Gizmo Award. RCSL was the club that raised the most money, resulting in the ASU Rotaract 2022-23 Gizmo Award being presented to RCSL Club President Victoria Flatley. All of the $5,800 proceeds were presented via a check to Arizona Veterans Fly Fishing Organization (AVFF) representatives at the same meeting. AVFF is a nonprofit organization that is designed to help facilitate the physical and emotional well-being of disabled veterans through fly fishing and related activities. RCSL and its members have been longtime AVFF supporters.

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