Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

Sun Lakes Rotary Names Educator of the Year

Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year.

Jon Lyons and Steve Carr Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year. The annual award, co-sponsored by Intel, is named in memory of Lundberg who was the school’s inaugural principal. She passed away in 2018. Alicia Cox, who…

Sun Lakes Rotary Club Wants You!

Executive Director Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association will be the guest speaker on Aug. 11.

Sun Lakes Rotary Communications Committee The Sun Lakes Rotary Club, a service organization, has been meeting for 34 years, providing community support for education, literacy, and veterans, and providing clothing, food, and supplies for children and families in need. Sun Lakes Rotary has just inducted its newest club president, Jon Lyons. Outgoing president Bill Crump…

The Dolly Parton You Don’t Know

Past presidents of the Cottonwood Lady Niners

Frank Wiley Your Sun Lakes Rotary Club wants to introduce you to the Dolly Parton you probably don’t know. Yes, the same Grammy-award-winning country singer/movie star who has her own theme park in Tennessee. She has a passion that she is very involved in and that has spread to your Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Our…

“Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride

Norm Noble On Saturday, March 7, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club is sponsoring the fifth anniversary “Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride. This special event supports the wounded and disabled veterans living right here in our community. This ride will feature over 100 bike enthusiasts who will ride 101 miles on Saturday, March 7,…

Rotarian of the Month – Santa Roger

Norm Noble Roger Edmonds was named Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Month for October. Roger is heavily involved chairing the club’s dictionary project that gives dictionaries to over 3,000 third grade students in all the 30 elementary schools of the Chandler Unified School District, plus two reservation schools. Roger is also the club’s…

Dictionaries for 3rd grade students on Navajo Nation

St. Bonaventure 3rd grade students holding dictionaries

Gary Whiting The Dictionary Project has been one of Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s most successful and rewarding projects that students, teachers, and Rotarians look forward to each year. The project was started in 2003 with this year marking the club’s 16th year of distributing dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Chandler Unified School District.…

Service Above Self award winners

Mark Stapels

                    Norm Noble What does “Service Above Self” mean? It means helping somebody else before you help yourself. It is the motto of Rotary. It is a pledge spoken aloud at every Rotary meeting. In 1989, Rotary International established Service Above Self as its principal motto,…

Fascinating array of Rotary speakers in July

Norm Noble On Tuesday morning, July 2, Craig Lloyd, Commander of the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse, will discuss the restoration of the Posse by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone. It had been suspended because some members were not properly certified. This will be an informative meeting for the whole community. Even with the temporary shutdown,…

Rotarian of the Month

Stan Kaufman – May Dick Nelsen The Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Month was born and raised in Canada. He was president and CEO of a national insurance company in Toronto. Then in 1991, Stan Kaufman moved his family from Toronto to Fargo, North Dakota, where he established Fargo Western States Life Insurance…