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

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Olive Garden
1010 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
United States of America
Our meetings will be Hybrid - Zoom and In-person
Meetings & Events
 May 15, 2023 - Kimberly Yee, Treasurer of Arizona, told us about the AZ529 plan that she initiated. The plan gives Arizona youth the chance to advance their education at multiple levels. The plan can be accessed at Any family member can help support a student - ie. parents, grandparents, cousins, etc. In order to get kids interested in future careers, Yee has conducted several contests, the most recent is a photo contest.
More information about the contest can be found HERE 
Acting President Dave, and sponsoring member Rich gave Kimberly a token gift and a gold  4-way medallion
 May 15, 2023 - Today we were fortunate to hear an update from the director of the Lynette Shaw-Smith Education Center in Jinja Uganda, Sean Fazio Kinobe. Sean showed us pictures of the progress that has been made in constructing the school and its support facilities. His photos also included many of the students, families, and friends who are helping make this project a success.
Acting president Dave presented Sean with a small gift.  Lynette expressed her appreciation for our continued support of the school.
 May 8, 2023 - In May of 2022, Dr. John Craft retired from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication after 49 years as a professor, making him the senior member of the Cronkite faculty.
Last month, Craft, an Ahwatukee resident since 1998, was honored by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the Governors’ Award, the chapter’s top honor.
Craft is one of a handful of individuals who won an award that usually recognizes an organization or company for their achievements in the industry and their impact on the community.
John gave us an interesting presentation about journalism, especially in this state.  His presentation can be seen
President Soni and member Rich presented John with a token gift and a 4-way test gold medallion to show our appreciation.
 May 01, 2023 - Our speaker today Suzanne Rinker is President of the National Charity League [NCL], Ahwatukee Foothills Chapter Board of Directors. NCL is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members reside in the Ahwatukee Foothills area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chap-ters, Ahwatukee Foothills aims to foster the mother-daughter relation-ship by serving its communities to-gether.
In May 2003, a fabulous group of women in the Ahwatukee Foothills took on the great task of forming the Ahwatukee Foothills Chapter of National Charity League. Over the next two years they would bond, develop and organize this great Chapter. They were grant-ed Charter status in 2005 and have served as a leaders in our District for many years. The Ahwatukee Chapter is part of Region III, District VIII of NCL, Inc.
The core foundation and principals that were originally created are what their organization still abides by today.
Suzanne's presentation ,which included powerpoint, was well received and generated many questions from club members. Our club contributed a small donation to her organization.
 April 23, 2023 - This year our club is honoring two Rotarians with the "Rotarian of the Year" award.  Andy Wangstad (left) and Rich Hamilton (right) have been significant contributors to our club both financially and service-wise.  These two gentlemen were instrumental in making our Gala Dinner Celebration a huge success. Kudos to you both - very deserving - we are most grateful for all you do for our club.
  April 23, 2023 - Our Gala Dinner organizers, Andy and Rich.  As Master of ceremonies, Rich made sure the audience knew the 4 way test.
  Larry and Jim from the District enjoyed the dinner and our entertainer, Tony Vicich.
There was lots of laughter during Tony's presentation.
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