Greetings! It was in 2015, while playing golf at Oakwood Country Club, that I was asked to come to breakfast to see what Sun Lakes Rotary was all about. It only took two visits, and I knew this was the organization for me. After a successful jewelry career, now semi-retired with over a decade in real estate, I realized that giving back to the community was the right way to really enjoy retirement.
Sun Lakes Rotary is one of 34,000 clubs around the world. Rotary is the world’s largest service organization with over 1.2 million members devoted to making changes in the world. Our local focus is the Chandler Unified School District with our 3rd grade “Dictionary Project” and our 9th grade “Choices Project,” as well as Educator of the Month and Educator of the Year awards. Our largest project this coming year is the “Navajo Water Project” in Northeast Arizona – a small community of 250 homes on the Navajo Indian Reservation that have no water. Our project will install water storage facilities at the homes.
The Sun Lakes Rotary Club is 90 members strong and growing; retired and working men and woman devoted to giving back to the Chandler community and internationally. We have two morning breakfast meetings and two evening social meetings per month with excellent speakers. Our meetings promote Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service and Leadership in the community.
Since 1986, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club continues to grow as one of Arizona’s finest leadership organizations. Rotary International’s message for 2018-2019 is “Be the Inspiration.” This is leadership summed up in three words. And it is my honor to assume the role of president and accept the challenge to “Be the Inspiration” for our club in the new Rotary year.
Please come visit! See how Sun Lakes Rotary is an inspiration in the Chandler community.