Litchfield Park

Rotary Club

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Our club has formed a unique partnership with the Wigwam Resort, our club's home base and the cornerstone of commerce in Litchfield Park. Our partnership with the Wigwam is intended to mutually benefit both parties and to further the stated goals of Rotary International.  

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Officers, Directors & Committee Chairs

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
President Elect
Director
Director Emeritus
Director
Sgt. at Arms
Past President
Director
 
 
 

Welcome to Litchfield Park Rotary Club Online!

Welcome!

Litchfield Park

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
The Arizona Kitchen at the Wigwam Country Club
300 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ  85340
United States
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The Rotary Club of Litchfield Park is comprised of like-minded community leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. We donate many thousands of dollars to local and international charities each year and many hundreds of hours of volunteer hours.

We meet every Friday morning at 7AM at the Arizona Kitchen at the Wigwam Resort in fellowship and enjoy interesting speaker programs & enjoy each other's company.

Interested in making a difference? Come join us and learn more about Rotary's mission! 

 

 

Tim Smith receiving the PAUL HARRIS Award from our current President, Tim Blake.

President Elect Tim Smith receiving the PAUL HARRIS Award from our current president, Tim Blake!

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Past President Debra with the Millennium High School Interact Club

Service Project: Kids Against Hunger

Good young people doing good work!

 
 
 
 

Rotary International News & Events

Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....