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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Club House
16222 W. Clubhouse Dr
Goodyear, AZ  85395
United States of America
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Club History
The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek received their official Charter from Rotary International at the special Charter Celebration & Dinner on November 2, 2017, inducting 22 members in the Chianti Room of the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse.   Rotary District Governor Nancy Van Pelt presented the Charter to Joan Smith, the new Club President.
 
The Charter Night Celebration included a wonderful dinner and an inspirational talk by Craig Wilson, Past District Governor and member of the Phoenix 100 Club, was a highlight of the program.
 
In addition to the District Governor, Nancy Van Pelt, and the 22 Charter Members of the new Rotary Club, several distinguished guests were present including Rotary International Past President, Ray Klinginsmith; past district governors and local club representatives from across Arizona gathered to support and applaud the first club in District 5495 and the newest club in Arizona
 
We are proud and excited to have the spirit of Rotary thriving again in the Goodyear PebbleCreek community,” said John Spooler, long-time Rotarian and PebbleCreek resident who inspired and was the organizational lead in the formation of the club.  “Over a decade ago, a local club which met at PebbleCreek moved and I have been committed to re-building a Rotary presence in the PebbleCreek community.” At the ceremony Spooler was also recognized as a Paul Harris Society member for his generous contributions to the Rotary International Foundation.
 
Concluding the charter ceremony, Smith underscored that Rotary is simply a mix of neighbors, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good.
 
 
 
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At our June 20th meeting, President Elect Charlie Miller presented $500 checks to two great local charities from our club foundation. Executive Director Ann DeVlaeminck accepted the check. Southwest Lending Closet loans durable home health equipment free of charge to those in need. Contact: southwestlendingcloset.org, (623) 932-1016.
 
Therapy Paws/Mutts on a Mission was represented by President Kathleen Malony and her therapy dog Finnley. Their mission is to provide comfort through animal pet therpy to those who have physical and emotional needs. Currently, they are partners with Abrazo Hospital, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Copper Springs Behavioral Hospital and Goodyear Library. Contact: kathleen.malony@cox.net, (844)387-4847
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
 
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