Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

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…

Sun Lakes Rotary’s new president

Norm Noble Bill Crump has some big shoes to fill. On July 1, he will become President of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club, following the outstanding leadership of Ed Anderson. In preparation for this task, Bill has led the club’s fundraising activities this year – the very activities that allow the club to do many…

Sun Lakes Rotary Club – April Meetings

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s major focus is with the students from Chandler Unified School District. Meetings during the month of April highlight some of our contributions. On April 2, four Chandler Unified School District high school students will share their experiences after attending the Rotary World Affairs Conference in Wisconsin. Rotary’s vision…

Rotarian of the Month

Dick Nelsen The Sun Lakes Rotary Club is proud of the Rotarian selected for the month of March. This fellow joined our club on May 30, 2017. He was a member of The Chandler Rotary Club prior to joining us. Easy to spot, he is the one who is always on the run with a…