Tag: Sun Lakes Rotary Club

The Planting Ceremony

Steve Carr Sun Lakes Rotary Club (SLRC) members will be joined by community leaders and kindergarten students from the Strong Foundations Academy at a special tree planting ceremony celebrating Arizona Rotarians at Work Week, from 3 to 3:45 p.m., on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, at Snedigar Park East near the children’s playground. The Strong…

Happy Birthday, Sun Lakes Rotary Club!

Kristine Schultz and Gary Whiting Back in 1985, Chandler Rotarian Andre Felix posted an ad on the Sun Lakes clubhouse bulletin board. Wayne Johnson, who had just moved to Sun Lakes from Moline, Ill., spotted the ad. A week later, he and seven now-retired Sun Lakes Rotary members met with Andre. They agreed the fast-growing…

Help on the Homefront

Peter Meade On Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sun Lakes Country Club between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Arizona Patriot Guard Riders and Sun Lakes Rotary Club are hosting an appreciation festival to celebrate veterans. Come out and have a bit of lunch and a drink, while checking out the silent auctions and other veteran…

Jack Holder: Pearl Harbor Survivor, Author, Paperboy!

Thomas Baldrick This is “old news.” You’ll love it anyway. It’s a story of Old Glory and it’ll touch your sense of patriotism and your heart. Yes, the October issue of Sun Lakes Splash was the same high-quality newspaper you expect. But for many, how it hit your driveway was unique. Go ahead, brag. You’ve had 98-year-old Pearl…

Sun Lakes Rotary Names Educator of the Year

Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year.

Jon Lyons and Steve Carr Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year. The annual award, co-sponsored by Intel, is named in memory of Lundberg who was the school’s inaugural principal. She passed away in 2018. Alicia Cox, who…

Sun Lakes Rotary Club Wants You!

Executive Director Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association will be the guest speaker on Aug. 11.

Sun Lakes Rotary Communications Committee The Sun Lakes Rotary Club, a service organization, has been meeting for 34 years, providing community support for education, literacy, and veterans, and providing clothing, food, and supplies for children and families in need. Sun Lakes Rotary has just inducted its newest club president, Jon Lyons. Outgoing president Bill Crump…

The Dolly Parton You Don’t Know

Past presidents of the Cottonwood Lady Niners

Frank Wiley Your Sun Lakes Rotary Club wants to introduce you to the Dolly Parton you probably don’t know. Yes, the same Grammy-award-winning country singer/movie star who has her own theme park in Tennessee. She has a passion that she is very involved in and that has spread to your Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Our…

“Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride

Norm Noble On Saturday, March 7, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club is sponsoring the fifth anniversary “Hooked on Healing Veterans” Motorcycle Charity Ride. This special event supports the wounded and disabled veterans living right here in our community. This ride will feature over 100 bike enthusiasts who will ride 101 miles on Saturday, March 7,…

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…