Colette was born in Ireland, and lived and taught for twenty years in Spain before coming to the U.S and Arizona in 1977 for a year, to help out with the Hispanic families attending local catholic schools.  She liked her experience and decided to stay and received her basic degree in education from Northern Arizona University, her Master’s in Education Administration from the University of San Francisco and later her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from ASU. She taught all grades from kindergarten through college both in the U.S. and in Spain serving as teacher, counselor and school Principal...
 
Proud to Be A Rotarian - Colette Mc Nally 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
David Mork, Project Director
 
Since its inception in 1986, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club has lost members through death and moving away. As a result, much of the knowledge of their involvement in the club has been lost. So an idea was presented and approved to ask a standard set of questions of valued members to provide a visual history of the Club -- to help new members to understand how our Club was built and why it continues to be a strong Rotary Club today... 
Sun Lakes Rotary Club Heritage Project David Mork 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0
New Member Jon Lyons 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Are you someone who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? That’s the focus of Rotary. The members of Sun Lakes Rotary Club are dedicated men and women who share a passion for community service and friendship. Many members are retired and this is the first chance they have had to “give back.” Talk about a good feeling!
Is Sun Lakes Rotary for You? Norm Noble 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our Rotary Club!  Meet our new member, Dennis Nelson who was raised in North Henderson, Illinois.  His passion growing up was Baseball and Fast-pitch Softball.  He came west for his college education at Arizona State University where he received his degree in Education...
New Member Dennis Nelson 2017-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Meet our New Members 2017-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
 
They are smiling and that’s a good thing. It’s a harbinger of things to come. From left to right, meet our new 2017-2018 Board Officers — Fred DePrez (President-Elect); Ed Anderson (Vice President); Colette McNally (Secretary); and Peter Meade (President)...
Meet Our New Club Board 2017-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
32 Rotarians and Friends just returned from a 7 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise on the beautiful Ruby Princess.  We left Los Angles on April 8, sailed to Puerto Vallarta, MX, to Mazatlan, MX, to Cabo San Lucas, MX and back to Los Angles on April 15.  In each port we took several side excursions and of course shopped and enjoyed some of the culture of each location...
Rotarians & Friends go Cruising Gary Whiting 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
A few years ago we enjoyed the membership of John McCain before he passed away.  John served in Air Force during WWII and was a POW in Germany.  To the membership and his friends and neighbors, John became known as the “Good Guy” who always had a smile, tell a good joke and provide a positive outlook.  As such, the “Good Guy” trophy was born and is presented each year to that member who best portrays being a good guy within the club.  This year Don Bell is recognized...
Don Bell - Good Guy Award 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
While many members need to be recognized for their service, this Rotary year Gary was selected for this special recognition.  Gary has been a long time member of our club, served as our Club President in Rotary year 2000-01 and then served as Arizona Rotary District 5510 Centennial Governor in Rotary year 2004-05...
Gary Whiting - Service above Self Award 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
So many of our members are involved in club activities, fundraising and projects and there seems to always be one that really becomes involved and provides their leadership, knowledge and skills to make things happen.  This year it was Chuck Deuth, a member of our club for the past 4 years...
Chuck Deuth - Rotarian of the Year 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Our 4th annual "4 Way Test" public speaking contest involved the 6 Chandler Unified School District High Schools. Each school had a student representative that competed and they were all excellent speakers who each was allowed 5 to 7 minutes to present their practical application and examples of the 4 Way Test. They were judged on Content, Organization, Delivery and Length of Time to present their view. They were selected in order of a hat drawing...
4th Annual "4 Way Test" Speech Contest Gary Whiting 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Sun Lakes Rotary Club was chartered on April 22, 1986 and will soon start its 31st year.  The club was conceived in 1985 when Chandler Rotarian, Andre Felix put an advertisement on the Sun Lakes Club House Bulletin Board to see if anyone was interested in attending Rotary...  
Celebrating 31 Years of Rotary in Sun Lakes Gary Whiting 2017-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags or pennants. Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at "make-up" meetings as a token of friendship...  
Exchange of Club Banners Gary Whiting 2017-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Our speaker, Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan, was introduced by our most noble Rotarian Norm Noble.  Sean was appointed Chief of Police in Chandler three years ago, after serving 27 years in the Scottsdale Police Department. He graduated from ASU in ’85 and received a Masters there in ’89 in Justice Studies. Sean is married and has two children...
Chandler’s Top Cop Tells Us We’re in GOOD Hands 2017-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm Noble
On Tuesday, January 17th, our Club celebrated the importance of the Rotary Foundation. Palo Verde’s banquet room was filled with celebrities — District Governor Tonya Watson, Past District Governors (John Pennypacker, Gary Whiting, Abe Feder, Barb Feder, & Tom Burns) — plus most of our Past Presidents —and a good number of our members...
What A Special Night Norm Noble 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
For 112 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope... 
112 Years of Rotary Gary Whiting 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
At the 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (Arizona) on March 26th, there will be a Pre-Auction item that will be for a party of up to three to play golf with a member at the fabled Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. It will include lunch at the Club...
Winged Foot - Once In A Lifetime Opportunity 2017-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
How to Become a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International Foundation) Gary Whiting 2017-02-16 07:00:00Z 0
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Winners Gary Whiting 2017-02-01 07:00:00Z 0
Myron has a most interesting background as a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and then on to a career as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot...
 
Meet Our New Member Gary Whiting 2017-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
The Sun Lakes Rotary Club will hold their annual Rotary Foundation Appreciation Dinner at the Palo Verde Country Club on January 17, 2017. Members and guests will enjoy an evening celebrating the achievements of The Rotary Foundation both locally and internationally...
Rotary Foundation Appreciation Dinner Gary Whiting 2017-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
What a great year to celebrate the 20th rendition of our Annual Pancake Breakfast.  The event ranks as the second most important fundraising event for the organization....  
20th Annual Pancake Breakfast Bob Phillips 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest; the challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood that came from HMS "Victory", Admiral Nelson's vessel at the battle of Trafalgar...
History of the Rotary Bell Sahar Sobeih 2016-09-19 07:00:00Z 0