Sun Lakes Rotary speakers for August

Maureen Alger

The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has a variety of interesting speakers each week! During the month of August, there are morning meetings on the 6th and 20th, from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m, and evening meetings on the 13th and 27th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m..

Conni Chavez will be the speaker on the evening of Aug. 13. She will discuss the Leader in Me program and its impact. She is the new representative for the Arizona Chandler Unified School District, having been with Franklin Covey for more than seven years. She began on their corporate side but upon discovering the dramatic impact the Leader in Me program has had on children’s lives, she moved to Education Practice four years ago. She’s worked to onboard and maintain over 170 LiM schools in California, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and now Arizona. “Sharing the principles of Leader in Me and watching the quality of the lives of children and staff members in the education system improve with sustainability is my life’s passion,” she says. Her mission is communicating others’ worth and potential so clearly that they can see it in themselves.

Leader in Me is a program designed for K-12 students that introduces kids to Franklin Covey’s seven habits of effective leaders. It has had a remarkable impact on the students, faculty and administrators who are exposed to it. More than just another program, Leader in Me serves as the foundational operating system that integrates seamlessly into each school’s unique priorities, initiatives and culture. When implemented with excellence, Leader in Me redefines what it means to be a high-performing school in the 21st century. This new definition of school greatness is represented in three overlapping circles: leadership, culture and academics. Leader in Me is a framework that helps schools achieve results by influencing behaviors and paradigms.

This is just a sample of the interesting speakers and topics to be presented by Sun Lakes Rotary in August.

The club meets for breakfast in the Sun Lakes Oakwood Country Club Ballroom every first and third Tuesday morning from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m., and every second and fourth Tuesday evening for light refreshments from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. For visitors, your first visit is on us. Please let us know that you are coming by contacting Jon Lyons at 602-769-7462.