Sun Lakes
United States of America

The Sun Lakes Rotary Club was chartered on April 22, 1986.  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 at the Palo Verde Club House.  Rotarian, Wayne Johnson had just moved to Sun Lakes from Moline, Illinois to enjoy retirement, noted the advertisement and responded.  The next week, Wayne and seven Sun Lakes retires met around a lunch table with Andre and decided there was a need for a Rotary club in this fast-growing Sun Lakes Active Adult Community.

After working with the Arizona Rotary District 5510 and Rotary International, final approval was granted and the Sun Lakes Rotary Club was charted as a Tuesday morning club with 15 members.  Allan Gustafson was elected the Charter Club President.  And over the years it has become known as the “Education Club” because of the youth projects and programs provided for K-12 education, vocational education and higher education in the greater Sun Lakes and Chandler Community.

Happy Birthday Sun Lakes Rotary Club