Proud to be a Rotarian: Tom Burns Gary Whiting 2018-11-17 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Sun Lakes Rotary Club named Bill Crump its Rotarian of the Month for October. Bill joined Sun Lakes Rotary October 1, 2016. It didn’t take long for his leadership skills to become apparent, and as a result, he was elected President-Elect of the Club.
 
 
Rotarian of the Month Gary Whiting 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Sun Lakes Rotary Club is working on a Rotary Foundation Global Water Grant to provide homes on the Navajo Nation with inside running tap water.  There are over 200,000 Native Americans living on 25,000 square miles of land with 40 percent without inside tap water and/or a toilet along with 44 percent of the children in poverty.  It is estimated that the average American home consumes 100 gallons of water per day while the average Navajo home consumes seven (7) gallons per day.  Or putting it another way, todays toilet uses 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush. So, two (2) flushes per day can exceed a day use of water. And what about: Laundry? Bathing? Cooking? Having a glass of water?
Our Club Project “Water is Life on the Navajo Nation”  Gary Whiting 2018-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
 
Mary Louise was born in Iowa, graduated from New Providence High School, then attended William Penn College two years and married William Kirk in 1949.  We had twin daughters in 1950, and sons in 1953 and 1956.  We were divorced in 1967 and she obtained a real estate license with James Cutler Realty.  Success came quickly as a “million-dollar” sales producer and served on the local Real Estate Board for six years.  She took Dale Carnegie Sales courses and for 2 years was with Toastmasters International for 23 years and the National Speakers Association for 26 years.  Additionally, she taught Real Estate Sales and Broker license classes for several years and became a sales and motivational speaker...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Mary Louise Lansbarkis 2018-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
 
Chuck and his wife Kathy have lived in Sun Lakes since 2009.  He retired in 2011 and joined Sun Lake Rotary at the urging of fellow members from church and the golf community.  He and Kathy have two children and 6 grandchildren living in the Midwest...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Chuck Deuth 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
 
Doug was born, raised and educated in a small farming community in Northwest Iowa.  He graduated from Iowa State College and after graduation was commissioned in the Air Force where he served the next 10 years flying transports and later an amphibious aircraft in Air Rescue.  After his active service, he continued in the Air Force Reserve and retired with 22 years as a Lt. Cornel.  During this time, he started his flying career with United Airlines and retired in 1994 as a 747 pilot while living in Santa Rosa, California...
 
 
Proud to be a Rotarian - Doug Baker 2018-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
 
Alan Kurth was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota and received his college education at Minot State University.  He met and married his sweetheart, Janet 54 years ago, and together they have raised a son, John who is an architect and daughter, Kristin who is a Delta Airline Pilot and they enjoy their 5 grandchildren.  Alan and Janet have been in Sun Lakes for the last 7 years...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Alan Kurth 2018-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
 
Dale was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm near Newton, Iowa.  He graduated from Newton High School and farmed with his brother.  Dale decided to join the
National Guard and soon was drafted into the Army in 1951 where he spent his front line duty in the Korea war.  He was promoted to Sargent and in 1952 returned to Iowa
and farming.  Dale then met a wonderful lady; Helene and they were married in September 1954 and have three children and four grandchildren... 
Proud to be a Rotarian - Dale Rusk 2018-06-18 07:00:00Z 0
 
Norm and his wife DenisAnn have lived in Sun Lakes since 2002 – their time used to be split evenly between Sun Lakes and Redmond, Washington, but a year ago they sold their home in Washington, tiring of their rainbirds status, and became permanent Arizona residents. They have four daughters and one son. They have fifteen grandkids, and now nine great-grandkids with one on the way. Most of Norm’s career was spent in aerospace, selling avionics equipment to the commercial airframes and airlines of the world. In the process, he traveled over 150,000 miles a year while visiting 82 countries. The last ten working years, he owned the Noble Group, a small company that wrote and published custom newsletters for corporations...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Norm Noble 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
 
I was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. In 1970 I began my career with Peat, Marwick in Chicago and in 1972 joined Alexander Grant in La Crosse, WI. I came to Tucson in 1978 to work for a local CPA firm and from 1984 to 2014 I was a sole practitioner there. I sold my practice in 2014 and we moved to Gilbert. I am married to Patty, we have five children and seven of our eight grandchildren live in the Phoenix East Valley...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Mark Grady 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
 
Bill and his wife Val have lived in Arizona since 1999 and Sun Lakes since 2014.  They usually travel 3-4 months during the summer, to escape the heat.  Their son Matt is deceased; daughter Amy and son-in-law Chris live in Scottsdale.  Bill and Val were both born in Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors; they met in grade school and have been married for 51 years...
 
Proud to be a Rotarian - Bill Crump 2018-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
 
David and wife Marlyce live in both Sun Lakes, Arizona about 7 months of the year and in Pipestone, Minnesota the rest of the year.  They have three daughters and six grandchildren.   Their summer is spent working at their farm in Minnesota and spending time with family on beautiful Long Lake.  Additionally, they own a majority interest in a swine production company as well as a feed mill and grain elevator in Pipestone, MN.   This business has grown over the years since 1993 from 7 employees to over 150...
Proud to be a Rotarian - David Logan 2018-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
 
Bill and wife Polly moved to Sun Lakes in 1999 and Bill joined the Sun Lakes Rotary Club in December 1999.  Bill received his BS in Business Administration from South East Missouri State in 1963. Before retiring, his career was with Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 35 years in the states of Missouri and Texas.  He held various management positions in providing local customer service, Human Resources and Corporate Budgets...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Bill Giessing 2018-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
 
I am very proud to be a Rotarian.  The opportunities that Rotary provides to give back, be part of and contribute to your community are endless.  Whether you seek to assist neighbors, or schools or elderly or encourage success by recognition of success - are varied and available...
Proud to Be a Rotarian - Terrie Sanders 2018-01-22 07:00:00Z 0
 
Peter Meade was raised in Fargo, North Dakota where he also received his higher education from the University of North Dakota.  He always had an interest in Rotary because of his father being a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Fargo.  He observed his father’s involvement in Rotary programs and projects and decided that Rotary was for him as well.
Proud to be a Rotarian - Peter Meade 2018-01-04 07:00:00Z 0
I grew up in Michigan where my core family still resides.  I moved to Tempe, AZ in February of 1987 and love Arizona. I have raised two beautiful, intelligent children: Matthew, 33 and Jessica, 31 both of whom graduated college and are successful business people. I have two wonderful grandsons, thanks to my daughter Jessica, ages 3 & 4. My significant other, Joe Fitzgerald, is a world traveler and owns a Golf Tour Business. I enjoy time spent with my family, friends, golf, and travel... 
 
Proud to be a Rotarian - Debbie Wiltse 2017-12-06 07:00:00Z 0
Sun Lakes Rotarian Tom Waldron…I Flew with Heroes in Vietnam
 
Tom is a USAF Lt Col retired and has been a Rotarian since 2014.  Over the years our club has enjoyed several members who have experienced many levels of the Armed Services and Tom is one of those that experienced some very heavy duties in his Air Force career.  Picture this as one of those…At 2:15 am, November 21, 1970, the mission gunship, Apple 3, was approaching the Son Tay POW camp some 23 miles northwest of Hanoi, N. Vietnam.  They were level at 50 feet above ground and approaching the camp at 25 knots from the west so the flight engineer and the pararescuemen could aim their mini-guns and take out the two compound gun towers.  This allowed the HH-3 landing helicopters inside the compound with 14 USA Special Forces on board to exit cleanly and find the POWs...
 
Proud to be a Rotarian - Tom Waldron 2017-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
 
I am a native Phoenix Arizonan, born in 1956 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  I was raised in the Arcadia area of Phoenix, attending K-8 at Hopi Elementary School.  I grew up amongst the orange and grapefruit groves and slowly progress turned it into the bedroom community it is today and where I still reside.  Attended Arcadia High School and graduated in 1974 and then on to the University of Colorado where I received a B.S. in Business and also developed an interest in attending dental school, which now is my chosen profession...
Proud to be a Rotarian - Dr. Rob Romanin 2017-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
 
Donald Burley Henegar, age 94, longtime Sun Lakes resident and Sun Lakes Rotarian, passed away on September 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by Mary Henegar, his loving wife of 66 years. He is survived by his son, Gregg Henegar of Boston, Massachusetts. Don was born on May 10, 1923 to Merle and Harley Henegar in Arcola, IL. He attended public schools in Hindsboro, IL and then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Agriculture Department. His college education was interrupted for eighteen months of service in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. After World War II he completed his education and entered the work force, culminating in eighteen-year tenure as Cashier and Board Member of the Minonk State Bank in Minonk, IL...
Donald Burley Henegar – Passing of a giant  Gary Whiting 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
 
Marjorie Wright was born and grew upon on a farm in Saskatchewan.  She graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Public Health, being awarded the Medal in Nursing her final year of studies...
Proud to Be A Rotarian - Marge Wright 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
 
My Grand Parents and parents were born in Austria.  They fled the German invasion around 1938.  My Parents immigrated to Kenya, while the rest of the family moved to New York State.
I was born in Kenya in 1940.  There were no schools for white boys in Kenya therefore my mother sent me to the US when I was 9 years old to live with my grandmother and attend schools in US...
 
Proud to Be a Rotarian - Charles Loew 2017-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
 
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