Incredible array of Rotary speakers this month

Bob Bishop, President/CEO of Aerial Productions International

Bob Bishop, President/CEO of Aerial Productions International

Norm Noble

On Tuesday, October 3, Terri Kimble, President/CEO of the Chandler Chamber, will give an update on the Chamber’s activities. She has been in the Chamber of Commerce field for over 27 years, working for a number of chambers in Michigan before coming to Phoenix in 2009.

Terri has received numerous awards for her leadership and was recently recognized as the Phoenix Business Journal’s Woman of the Year and Chandler Lifestyle Magazine’s Real Women of Chandler. Over Terri’s tenure in working for Chambers, she has met with three standing Presidents and received recognition from two different Governors on her small business advocacy and volunteerism.

On Tuesday, October 10, Bob Bishop, President/CEO of Aerial Productions International, will give a briefing about the world’s smallest jet and national defense. Now get this: He will bring his Micro Manned Jet into the meeting room. You have got to see it!

Bishop worked as a test pilot for Bede Aircraft Corp when the company developed a tiny aircraft as a home-built kit in the 1970s. In 1975, Bishop flew a version of this jet in a then-classified test, simulating an American cruise missile against Soviet radar. The results of that test led to the fitting of cruise missiles to B-52 bombers that were deployed worldwide as the main deterrent to Soviet aggression.

In 1999, Bishop’s aircraft was tapped to be the radar “target of choice” by the Joint Cruise Missile Defense Program to simulate real-world cruise missile threats. His company currently simulates the missile made by North Korea and has been employed by all services, flying for NORAD in low level, Homeland Defense exercises.

On Tuesday, October 31, Harvey Hess will speak about Income Innovations. Challenging the status quo is becoming the norm. For instance, two guys in San Francisco decided to challenge the status quo and started Dollar Shave Club. New models and new markets are not only taking market share but, in some cases, putting their competitors out of business; think Netflix. Through technology and social media platforms, everyday people are changing the way money is made, i.e., Uber and Airbnb. And Network Marketing is booming. Technology, the Internet and automation are providing cutting-edge ways to generate income. These income innovations have created new careers and opportunities for people to make money from anywhere, including their own homes, without a big investment. Harvey states, “We will see more change in the next five to ten years than we have seen in the last 20 years; get ready for the ride; it will be bumpy!”

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes meets for breakfast every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. The meetings start at 7:00 a.m. and end promptly at 8:00 a.m. Cost of breakfast is $13. To make reservations for any meeting, contact Rotarian Peter Meade at 480-600-2458. For Sun Lakes residents, if you want to know more about the club, contact Charles Loew at 602-721-3680. SunBird residents should contact Walt Mills at 480-883-8007, or take a look at the club’s website,