February Rotary Speakers

Maureen Alger

The Sun Lakes Rotary has a variety of interesting meetings each week! During the month of February, there will be three morning meetings on the 4th, 11th, and 18th and one evening meeting on the 25th. Here are a couple of highlights for the upcoming month.

On Feb. 11, the speaker will be Chad Anderson, LPL Financial Planner with Western State Bank and Western Investments in Chandler. Chad has been a financial planner for over 20 years, specializing in retirement income planning and legacy planning strategies. Chad is originally from North Dakota and has lived in Arizona for over 15 years. He has been married to his wife Kelly for over 25 years and they have three sons. Prior to joining Western State Bank, Chad owned and operated Anderson Financial Group, LLC, in Chandler, AZ.

On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Sun Lakes Rotary will welcome George Macedon. A retired business executive, George Macedon has been a FANS Across America Foundation Board Director since 2006 and currently serves as president/executive director. Talking about FANS, he said, “We provide the daily living necessities for families in transition, homeless students, domestic violence victims and their children, and sexual trauma victims. We work with the victims, services with the police department, trauma victims to make sure once they are put into a situation of comfortability.”

With over 25 years of executive management positions within the consumer electronics industry, he served from 1997 to 2001 as CEO for CommTek Communications Corp, publisher of home satellite programming and entertainment publications. Upon brief retirement in 2001, he spent eight additional years within the financial services sector in national sales management and national business development focusing on risk management, electronic transaction processing, outsourcing services, and identity solutions, retiring in 2009. George attended Arizona State University and is a Chandler, Arizona, resident.

This month, the club will meet for breakfast in the Sun Lakes Oakwood Country Club ballroom on the first, second, and third Tuesday mornings from 6:30 to 8 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday evening for light refreshments from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For visitors, your first visit is on us. To let us know you are coming, contact Jon Lyons at 602-769-7462.