Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

Is Rotary for you?

Kentucky Derby party

Norm Noble 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…

Chuck Deuth honored as Rotarian of the Year

Rotarian of the Year Chuck Deuth

Norm Noble So many of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club members are involved in club activities, fundraising and projects, but there always seems to be one who really becomes involved and provides leadership, knowledge and skills to make things happen. This year, it was Chuck Deuth, a member of Sun Lakes Rotary for the past…

Gary Whiting receives “Service Above Self” Award

Gary Whiting

Norm Noble Gary Whiting is a long-time member of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club, serving as its President in Rotary year 2000-2001 and then serving as Arizona Rotary District 5510 Centennial Governor in Rotary year 2004-2005. This year, he chaired the club’s Website Committee which undertook a much-needed overhaul of the website with a new…

Challenging Rotary speakers in the month of July

Norm Noble On Tuesday, July 11, Hien Nguyen, MD-MPH, will speak at the Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s breakfast meeting. Dr. Hien Nguyen is an Australian-born physician of Vietnamese descent. He graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with High Distinction, where he received his Bachelor’s and Medical Degree and trained with the Royal Australian College…

Hancock Elementary students meet a need

Pictured (left to right) are Ty Schmidt, Kade McIntyre, Katie Villaorduna (teacher) and Isa Mullen with Sun Lakes Rotary Club President Bill McCoach.

Norm Noble Chandler’s Hancock Elementary School, home of the Heat, is an A+ school, as designated by the Arizona Education Foundation. The job of the teachers is to educate their students in the basics: to teach relatively simple concepts, to teach social skills, to teach children how to learn, to teach them age-appropriate lessons. Yet,…

Sun Lakes Rotary celebrates 31 years

Rotarian Wayne Johnson

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club was chartered 31 years ago. The club was conceived in 1985 when Chandler Rotarian Andre Felix put an advertisement on the Sun Lakes Clubhouse bulletin board to see if anyone was interested in attending Rotary. Rotarian Wayne Johnson, who had just moved to Sun Lakes, noted the advertisement…

Rotary’s Outstanding line-up of speakers this month

Bill Larson

Norm Noble On Tuesday, June 6, Russell Yurk, attorney at Jennings, Haug & Cunningham L.L.P., will share a talk, “Follow the Rules: Why Ethics and Professionalism Matter.” Russell is an AV-rated lawyer whose practice focuses on professional liability, lawyer discipline and complex civil litigation. He regularly represents lawyers and other professionals in professional liability and…

Doug Baker March Rotarian of the Month

Rotarian of the Month Doug Baker

Norm Noble Doug Baker of Oakwood was recognized by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club as March’s Rotarian of the Month. Doug is a hard-working Rotarian who is responsible for keeping one of our major fundraisers under control, month after month after month. Sun Lakes Rotary is very dependent upon the funds received from Robson Publishing…

Rotarian of the month

Gary Whiting, February Rotarian of the Month

Norm Noble Gary Whiting of Palo Verde was recognized as February’s Rotarian of the Month for the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Gary has done it all. He has been club treasurer, club president (2000-2001), District 5510 Assistant Governor, and District 5510 Governor (2004-2005). In addition, he is the club’s Sun Lakes Rotary Foundation 2000 President…