Three outstanding Rotary programs this month

Norm Noble

On Tuesday, January 3, students from the Hamilton High School Interact Club will visit the Sun Lakes Rotary Club to share what they are doing in their high school environment – where they are dedicated to public service. In the news, we hear about “bad” kids all the time. Come to Rotary on January 3 and hear about some “great” kids; what they are doing and why they are great. They are from the Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s Interact Club at Hamilton High School. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary and these kids who are volunteers are making a very positive difference in our community. Be encouraged. Come hear their stories.

On Tuesday, January 10, Liz McNabb from Select Physical Therapy will talk about the importance of Physical Therapy as it relates to seniors. Liz was a gymnast at Arizona State University and her teams were rated in the top ten for three of the four years she was there. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from USC. Select Physical Therapy offers physical therapy, hand therapy, sports medicine and more. You don’t have to be injured just to benefit from therapy.

On Tuesday, January 24, Rotarian Frank Wiley will present the history of water in Arizona. Frank was trained by his father, who worked for the Salt River Project, about Arizona’s fragile relationship with H20. He will discuss the history of water use starting with the Hohokams up to present day.

On Tuesday, January 31, Dave Voorhees will give a talk and a tour of the Sun Lakes/Pima Utilities Water Plant (E. Riggs Road). Dave has been with Pima Utilities for over 25 years and has witnessed the major changes and challenges Sun Lakes has faced over the years. He will do a five to seven minute talk at the meeting about the history of water at Sun Lakes and the water recycling plant. For those who want to do a tour of the plant, one will be conducted at the plant which is on Price Road directly north of the Softball Field. The tour will last about 15 minutes, starting at 8:15 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes meets for breakfast every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. The meetings start at 7:00 a.m. and end promptly at 8:00 a.m. Cost of breakfast is $12. To make reservations for any meeting, contact Rotarian Fred DePrez at 480-892-7499. For Sun Lakes residents, if you want to know more about the club, contact Charles Loew at 602-721-3680. SunBird residents should contact Walt Mills at 480-883-8007.