Club Information
Lunch Meetings will be held at 12  pm IN PERSON AND via ZOOM 

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
Olive Garden
1010 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
United States of America
Our meetings will be Hybrid - Zoom and In-person
Meetings & Events
 April 08, 2024 - Jennifer Adams (Tempe Vice Mayor) and Brooke St. George visited the club and got a surprise. Dave and Lourdes brought eclipse glasses and shared with visitors and Olive Garden staff. Jennifer reviewed the Safety Corridor program that Tempe has deployed. The primary focus is to reduce late night drag racing. It involves cameras and coordination with the neighboring cities of Mesa and Phoenix. Police are identifying drag racers and tracking them for later arrest. No high speed pursuit is planned. They are also using surveillance at gathering places like Circle K's to disperse crowds before they form. Tempe as well as most Valley police forces are understaffed so they are trying to avoid crowd control activities. The program has been active for several months, and they are preparing initial reports to determine its effectiveness. 
 April 1, 2024 - Club member, Bill Perkins, gave us an overview of the NCAA from the 1990's, early 2000's and what has happened since then. His presentation included the changes made in NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) over time. It was an excellent presentation that generated many questions and lots of discussion.  Thank you Bill
 March 26, 2024 - Mike Tanner, member of Phoenix West  and  the founder of trustariangave us a good overview of what the trustarian organization does and how it came about. Trustarian is a website that all Rotarians can use to promote their business or let everyone know that they are available as mentors. A member listing can be free, or "Enhanced" ($20 per month) or "Deluxe" ($30 per month) depending on the amount of information in the listing. There are currently 140 registered users. Mike is moving "trustarian" into two other districts - 5500 and 5520.  He is looking for help to recruit members and manage the site. See the website to connect to a youtube video that explains the process.
 March 23, 2024 - Doug and Dave attended District Grant Training on Saturday for our Dictionary Project for next year.
 March 04, 2024 - Rich Ward, the former president of AVNET Computer Group, gave us a brief history of AVNET, what it's major products and services are, as well as an explanation of how his group moved from LA to Phoenix. It is an amazing company with extremely high ethics.  Rich is a true renaissance man who flew jets for the Navy, owns his own sheep farm that is totally off the grid, loves sailing and camping.  We didn't have enough time to have a longer discussion with Rich but I'm sure we will have him return later in the year.
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