Dictionaries were presented to xxxx 3rd graders at xx schools this month by several teams of Rotary members.  Some representative photos of the experience are shown below.
Dictionary Project 2018 Susan Sagahon 2018-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
2017-12-13 RC of SCW Holiday Party Bob Murray 2017-12-13 07:00:00Z 0
2017-12-04 Golf Outing A Resounding Success Bob Murray 2017-12-04 07:00:00Z 0 Members Golf,Rotary Club of Sun City West
2017-11-10 Rotary Meeting Lou Rotundo 2017-11-22 07:00:00Z 0 All Fallen Soldiers,Missing Man Table,Sun City Sheriff's Posse Honor Guard,Veterans Day Tribute
2017-11-17 Rotarian Merlyn Carlson Receives Top Award Bob Murray 2017-11-17 07:00:00Z 0 Merlyn Carlson,Rotary Club of Sun City West,Silver Eagle Award

RC of Sun City West Meeting November 17, 2017

Alzheimer’s Benevilla Karny Stefan Make A Wish Make A Wish - Arizona Merlyn Carlson RYE Rotary Club of Sun City West Rotary Youth Exchange SCW Foundation Silver Eagle Award
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2017-11-17 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2017-11-17 07:00:00Z 0 Alzheimer’s,Benevilla,Karny Stefan,Make A Wish,Make A Wish - Arizona,Merlyn Carlson,RYE,Rotary Club of Sun City West,Rotary Youth Exchange,SCW Foundation,Silver Eagle Award
2017-11-10 RCSCW Rotary Club Donates to Food Bank Holiday Event Tom Tibbitts 2017-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
2017-11-03 RCSCW Dictionaries Delivered to Third Graders Tom Tibbitts 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
2017-07-13 Leadership Celebration Bob Murray 2017-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
2017-06-30 Change of Leadership Bob Murray 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
2017-06-01 Rotarian of The Year Bret McKeand 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
2017-05-25 District 5490 Awards of Distinction Bob Murray 2017-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
2017-05-25 District Awards Bob Murray 2017-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
2017-04-25 Rotary Club Hosts Ice Cream Social Tom Tibbitts 2017-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
2017-04-14 Rotary Club Receives Appreciation Award Tom Tibbitts 2017-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
2017-03-10 Rotary Meditation Garden Bricks On Sale Now Bob Murray 2017-03-10 07:00:00Z 0
2017-03-01 New Members since 1-1-17 Bob Murray 2017-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
2017-02-27 Swing With Your Heart Golf Bob Murray 2017-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
2017-02-01 Rotary Club of Sun City West Funds Several Projects Bob Murray 2017-02-01 07:00:00Z 0
2016-12-16 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2016-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
2016-12-14 Holiday Party Bob Murray 2016-12-14 07:00:00Z 0
2016-11-18 Alzheimer's Committee formed Tom Tibbitts 2016-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
2016-11-04 Rotary Meeting Jim Dowler 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
2016-10-28 Rotary Meeting Kathy Linton 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
2016-10-17 Dictionary Project 2016 Tom Tibbitts 2016-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
2016-10-07 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2016-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
2016-09-16 Rotary Meeting Tom Tibbitts 2016-09-16 07:00:00Z 0
2016-09-09 Nadaburg Books Bob Murray 2016-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
2016-09-09 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2016-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
2016-08-26 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2016-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
2016-08-19 Rotary Meeting Bob Murray 2016-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
2016-08-05 Rotary Meeting Tom Tibbitts 2016-08-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB of SUN CITY WEST
INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Sun City West attended a dinner/dance at Briarwood Country Club on Friday evening, June 24.  Purpose of the event, which included spouses and guests, was to thank outgoing President Al Gervenack for a successful Rotary year, to celebrate the installation of the club’s 2016-17 President, Dick Stuckey; its President-Elect for 2017-18 Tony Sambol; and three new Board members, Johanna Fuller, Brien Hendrickson, and Alan Hall.  Past Rotary District Governor Jim Green of the Sun City Rotary Club was master of ceremonies for the program.
 
Leadership Celebration Tom Tibbitts 2016-07-17 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference Update 2016-05-20 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Meetings Update 2016-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
Thank You Veterans! Robert Murray 2015-11-11 07:00:00Z 0
SCW Rotary President Bob Murray Inducts Al Gervenack as SCW Rotary President 2015-2016.
First Lady Maeva Gervenack is standing next to her Rotary President husband.
 
New Rotary President 2015-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Meditation Garden 
 
On June 12, 2015 The Rotary Club of Sun City West presented a $15,000 check to Cindy Knowlton and Tony Struck of the Sun City West Recreation Centers for the construction of
The Rotary Meditation Garden. 
 
 
 
The Rotary Meditation Garden will be located at Beardsley Recreational Center in Sun City West, Arizona. Construction is scheduled to start this August with and completed by March 2016.
 
Donations can be made to the SCW Rotary Endowment Fund (P.O. Box 5065 - Sun City West, AZ 85375) to defray the cost and maintenance of the Rotary Meditation Garden. In exchange for donations, donors will be memorialized using Bricks, Tiles, Plants, Water Feature, Benches and a Donor Plaque.
 
 
 
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Rotary Meeting June 12, 2015
Another Special Meeting ...
We presented a $15,000 check to
SCW Rec Centers Staff!
 
President Bob opened the meeting promptly at noon and exclaimed how honored he was to be the leader of this Award Winning Club!
 
Don Ellis led the group in a very thought provoking Invocation.  Ed Cirillo let the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Bob Buckley followed up with reciting the Four-Way Test.  The traditional "and have fun" was enthusiastically chanted at the end.  Don Sather called upon our guest, Tony Struck, to accompany him in leading the club members in singing America The Beautiful.  Our other guest, Cindy Knowlton, shared with President Bob that Tony loved to sing on Fridays especially when it was payday and Friday was payday.  Merlyn Carlson delivered very interesting “Fun & Games” and collected some money for the club.
 
There were many "Happy Rotarians" who contributed over to $125 to the clubs coffers!  Some of those Happy Rotarians were Pete Dow, Dick Stuckey, Kathy Linton, Janet Gooltz, Dick Livengood, Dick Rossi, Clarine Clampitt and Brien Hendrickson.  Bob Murray put in $5 for each of his remaining two weeks as Club President then Brien Hendrickson made an additional comment about the the next two weeks and President Bob assessed him an additional $5 for his comment.
 
The Rotary Club of Sun City West presented a $15,000 check to Cindy Knowlton and Tony Struck of the Sun City West Recreation Centers for the construction of The Rotary Meditation Garden. 
The Rotary Meditation Garden will be located at Beardsley Recreational Center in Sun City West, Arizona.  Construction is scheduled to start this August with a planned completion in March 2016.
 
Donations can be made to the SCW Rotary Endowment Fund (P.O. Box 5065 - Sun City West, AZ 85375) to defray the cost and maintenance of the Rotary Meditation Garden.  In exchange for donations, donors will be memorialized using Bricks, Tiles, Plants, Water Feature, Benches and a Donor Plaque.
 
 
From left to right Ton Struck – RCSCW, Cindy Knowlton – RCSCW, Bob Murray – SCW Rotary – Kathy Linton – SCW Rotary and Lloyd Schill– SCW Rotary.
 
A "VERY SPECIAL" Thank You goes out to Kathy Lynton for her continued effort in bringing this project to fruition, Cindy Knowlton and her staff for making this project a reality, the SCW Endowment Board for funding the project and Bob Gooltz for preparing the presentation check.
 
The meeting adjourned early at 12:45pm
 
Rotary Meeting ... June 12, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-06-12 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Meeting June 5, 2015
A Special Meeting ...
We Inducted a New Member!
Welcome to the Club Tony Sambol!
 
President Bob opened the meeting promptly at noon and exclaimed how honored he was to be the leader of this Award Winning Club!
 
Clarine Clampitt led the group in a heart felt Invocation.  Jim Dowler let the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Pieter Vos followed up with reciting the Four-Way Test.  The traditional "and have fun" was enthusiastically chanted at the end.  Don Sather differed to Paul Hofstand to lead the club members in singing.  Dick Catlin delivered the “Fun & Games” and collected some money for the club.
 
Jack Parkinson gave us his nutritional support.  His topic was the amazing onion.  You think you know a lot about the foods we eat.  Then you realize how little you know after you listen to Jack's nutritional report!
 
There were many "Happy Rotarians" who contributed close to $150 to the clubs coffers!  Some of those Happy Rotarians were Kathy Linton, Anne Brown, Pieter Vos, Roger Bowen, Brien Hendrickson, Dick Stuckey and Bob Murray.
 
Dick Sather gave us his amazing bio.  It started as a teenager and ended with him joining the SCW Rotary club.  One of the highlights of his career with the Salvation Army was the securing a 1.47 Billion endowment from a single donor while in Southern California.
 
President Bob handed out many of the "Club Champion" Polo Shirts.
 
The meeting adjourned promptly at 1:00pm
 
Rotary Meeting ... June 5, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-06-12 07:00:00Z 0
 
Update from Homer Willard June 5, 2015
 
Several weeks ago we were told by my chemo Oncologist, following a Ct-scan of my body to evaluate the degree to which my previous six months of radiation and chemo treatments had cured my two cancers (in my bladder and in my right lung). That evaluation generally was quite good – i.e. that my previous treatments had been relatively successful. However, that procedure also revealed some suspicious liquid had showed up in the lining of my right lung and my Oncologist was concerned that liquid could be cancerous. As a result, my Oncologist had that fluid drained and analyzed. It was determined that fluid in fact is cancerous. The result is that I will require additional chemo treatments throughout this summer - i.e. for at least four more months.
 
Those additional chemo treatments have started, but they have been on a “start-stop” basis for a few weeks because the chemo has been causing a problem with my hemoglobin count (it’s a kind of a “Catch 22” because the chemo itself tends to “eat up” the hemoglobin in one’s body). As a result, to date I have required three blood transfusions to replenish the quality of the blood in my body. Hopefully, that won’t continue to be a requirement for me, but it is an additional medical procedure, which I may need to have from time to time. On occasion I also have had a problem with my blood platelet count being low (the chemo “eats away” at that, as well). When that happens, I have to wait for my platelets to rebuild themselves in my body before I am allowed to have any further chemo treatments – a transfusion won’t help that situation.
 
So, you can understand that Ginny and I could foresee from (1) the need for more chemo treatments, (2) the possibility of needing more blood transfusions over time and (3) not being able to know whether or not I would be able to have a chemo treatment on a given day, until we arrived at the treatment center for my appointed treatment, that we would have ahead of us many round trips from Prescott to my chemo treatment center in Surprise, Arizona, and back up the mountain during this summer. That, plus a few other medical hurdles, which I have had along the way, made us realize that it just will not be possible, practical or even safe for us to continue spending our summers in Prescott and have all of those trips back and forth, plus the strength it would take to make all of that happen. As you can imagine, this was a very sad decision for us to have to make.
 
However, we came to grips with the situation and and put our Prescott condo on the market at the beginning of this week. We also have engaged a Liquidator agent to sell the contents of our condo up there for us. We just don’t have the strength to do what is needed for those chores. Would you believe it that, low and behold, we received a phone call from our realtor just last evening to tell us that he had a solid cash offer in hand – i.e. our condo had sold in just a day and a half and at a price somewhat higher than our asking price. This would have been our 20th summer in Prescott – however, that is no longer to be.
 
Update from Homer Willard ... June 5, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Meeting May 29, 2015
 
President Bob was attending the Phoenix 100 Rotary Meeting today!  President Al presided over the meeting.  All reports at that the meeting went very well.
 
Janet Gooltz led the group in the Invocation.  Dick Dornfeld let the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Ed Cirillo followed up with reciting the Four-Way Test.  The traditional "and have fun" was enthusiastically chanted at the end.  Don Sather led club members in singing.  Jack Parkinson delivered the “Fun & Games” and collected some money for the club.
 
Dick Stuckey introduced our speaker, Sara Villanuevea, who gave us an in depth perceptive of Benevilla.
 
The meeting adjourned promptly at 1:00pm
 
Rotary Meeting ... May 29, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Meeting May 22, 2015
 
President Bob called the meeting to order promptly at noon. He welcomed everyone and announced how honored he was that he is the President of this "Award Winning Club"!
 
Sally Williamson led the group in the Invocation.  Sally's invocation was very specific to the needs / accomplishments of the SCW Rotary Club, Rotary International, our community, our country and the world. 
 
Bill Clark let the group in The Pledge of Allegiance after he pointed out that our meeting was in honor of Memorial Day.  Bill Cogdall followed up with reciting the Four-Way Test.  The traditional "and have fun" was enthusiastically chanted at the end.  Don Sather led club members in singing “America The Beautiful” in tribute to Memorial Day.
 
Ed Cirillo made us laugh by poking fun at Brien Hendrickson, who recently suffered several strokes, by suggesting that "had Brien bought more mulligans at our recent golf tournament that he may have able to avoid one or more of his recent strokes.  President Bob was shocked and was going to levy a fine to Ed when Brien said no fine ... he was happy to be at the meeting to hear that poke.
 
Tom Tibbits delivered the “Fun & Games” using some very simple questions which had some very difficult answers.  He collected money from every table except the front table.
 
The Wellness Report was unusually short which is good news!  There were several announcements:
June 12th- The Rotary Board Meeting
June 12th- Club presentation of a $15,00.00 check to The Rec Centers for Meditation Garden
June 20th – Induction of Governor Elect Paul Pulicken at the Colonnade
June 26th – Induction of Al Gervenack of President SCW Rotary Club 2016
September 13th – Rotary Day at Chase Field
December 9th – The Annual SCW Rotary Christmas Party 
 
We had a very active “Happy Bucks” President Bob paid the $20 fine missing the last meeting then added a little more for winning 6 awards at the recent District Conference!  There were many "Happy" Rotarians including Betsy Spath, Dick Rossi, Pieter Vos, Brien Hendrickson, and many more.  The total amount of "Happy Bucks" was close to $250 ... Way To Go You Happy Rotarians!  The greatly anticipated ticket drawings were next and no one won the $927, YAY!!
 
Dick Stuckey introduced our speaker, Gerry Berger, who stepped in for Quint Heckert who had to cancel due to a recent surgery.  Her presentation about the flags on R H Johnson Blvd was very interesting filled with many interesting facts and some emotional parts as well.
 
The meeting adjourned promptly at 1:00pm
 
Rotary Meeting ... May 22, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

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Those who "gave all' rest under the watchful eye of an American Eagle!

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Happy Memorial Day May-25-15 Robert Murray 2015-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Meeting May 15, 2015
 
Jack Stephson filled in for Bob Murray (who was attending the District Conference along with President Elect Al Gervenack and President Elect Nominee Dick Stuckey).  Jack opened the meeting at noon.
 
Dick Catlin led the group in the Invocation. We followed with The Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary Four Way test.
 
Don Sather led club members in singing “God Bless America”.
 
Ed Cirillo made us laugh by telling one of his “famous” jokes and Dick Livengood followed with the “Fun & Games” portion.
 
Jack Stephenson gave the Wellness Report and then made several announcements:
 
May 19th: Ice cream social
June 12th- Club presentation for Meditation Garden
June 26th – Induction of Al Gervenack of President SCW Rotary Club 2016
September 13th – Rotary Day at Chase Field
 
Jack led “Happy Bucks” and the Club decided that Bob Murray be fined $20 for missing the meeting!
 
Ticket drawings were next and no one won the $900 pool- on to next week!
 
Sally Williamson introduced the speaker- Shaina Shay from EPCOR (Merlyn Carlson was host). Shaina gave a very interesting talk on water conservation and sustainable practices for local food production. There are many ways for us each to do our part in conserving water. Shaina offered several resources and encouraged follow-up contact to learn more.
 
Jack Stephenson adjourned the meeting at 1:00pm
 
Rotary Meeting ... May 15, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary District 5490 / 5510 Convention
 
Our District Convention was held this past weekend at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Set in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve proved to be a very enjoyable and memorable experience.  Those in attendance from our club Rio Shikama (our RYE student), Dick Stuckey (our President Elect Nominee), Al Gervenack (our President Elect), Barbara Murray (our First Lady) and Bob Murray (our President).
Also in attendance for the Hospitality Night were Sally and Ed Williamson.
 
Barbara and Bob attended the pre-conference dinner on Thursday where Rotary International President, Gary C.K. Huang, Representative Past District Governor Cathy Roth of Australia and her husband John were introduced to the group of anxious Rotarians.   PDG Cathy Roth was soft spoken but delivered a very profound message in four different times when she addressed convention Rotarians.

 

The Friday Night Hospitality Suites was very festive with the District theme of Super Heroes.  Our Area theme was "Fantastic 4 Heroes" the 4 was for Area 4.  A lot of planning over the last few months came together nicely on Friday evening.  There was a down pour of rain on Friday during the event.  Wild imagine was in "full bloom" Friday night.  Rotarians voted for their favorite Hospitality Suite.  Once all of the suites were cleaned and the votes tallied we were informed that our Hospitality Suite the "Fantastic 4 Heroes" was the winner by a land slide!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday was filled with a lot of camaraderie, discussions and one fine.  Yes, one fine - Barbara Murray (Bob) was fined $100 for having a hole-in-one on May 2nd.  The last session of the day was the Awards session where the Rotary Club of Sun City West received 4 awards.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Rotary Club of Sun City West on a Great Year!!!
 
Rotary District 5490 / 5510 Convention - May 2015 2015-05-16 07:00:00Z 0
 
A Special Meeting ... We Inducted a New Member!
 
President Bob called the meeting to order promptly at noon. He welcomed everyone and announced how honored he was that he is the Club's President.
 
Don Sather delivered a meaningful Invocation to start our meeting.  Don thanked God for the nice weather we're having.  His relationship with God is such that he felt comfortable to ask Him to keep it (the weather) that way through out the entire summer!  Let's see if Don's prayer gets answered.  
 
Betsy Spath led us in the Pledge of Allegiance then Jack Parkinson led us in the Four-Way Test.  Several Rotarians finished it by adding "Have Fun!". Don Sather, our music chair, deferred to Maestro Paul Hofstad to lead us in two songs.  
 
Birt Kellam provided the "Fun-n-Games" and took money from every table.  Good Job Birt!!  We had an abbreviated "Happy Bucks" due to a very full meeting! There was close to $890 in the lucky drawing and it stayed there!  Yay!  
 
We inducted new member Jerry Solomon into the Rotary Club of Sun City West sponsored by Bill Cogdal.  
 
Dick Stuckey was the Rotary Host for our speaker Belinda Roda of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters"). Belinda shared with the members about how she got involved with NPH and how the organization helps children around the world. Their US headquarters is located in the Scottsdale area. Her presentation was full of energy for the entire 20 minutes after which she took many questions for 5 minutes then stayed after the meeting to answer many more questions.
 
Kathy Linton closed our meeting with this quote from Bernie Siegel, retired pediatric surgeon and writer, "Inspiration is the greatest gift ... because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you!."
 
 
Rotary Meeting ... May 8, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
 
This was our first "summer" meeting.
We moved into the small room.
 
President Bob called the meeting to order promptly at noon. He welcomed everyone and announced how happy he was that he is the club's leader. He then announced that his 18 month term was coming to a close with only 9 meetings left.  Merlyn Carlson delivered a heart felt Invocation to start our meeting.  Roger Bowen led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Pat Campbell led us in the Four-Way Test.  Paul Hofstad led us in our song.  Andy Anderson provided the "Fun-n-Games" and left the money from one table and the front table in the pockets of their respective Rotarians.  Mark Lowe and Merlyn Carlson were the Rotarians who were not fooled by Andy Anderson's questions.  We had a healthy "Happy Bucks" Probably close to $100 - way to go you Happy Rotarians!  Several of our Sojourners announced this would be their last meeting with us until they return in fall.  Pat Campbell called out President Bob for a picture of him in the local paper, The Independent, for another one of his clubs, the SCW Zymurgy Club.  The picture and the story reported the Grand Opening of the Zymurgy Club House.  He paid $5.  Roger Bowen was the Rotary Host for our speaker Garen Austin of The Aces (Austin Centers for Exceptional Students) shared with the members about the special needs school started by his uncle.  He explained that The Aces not only helps developmentally challenged youngsters but also students who have been suspend due to disrupting the classroom.  His presentation was 30 minutes long when President Bob asked him if he could stay to answer questions after the meeting.  Not one member left as Garen answered questions for the next 15 minutes. Read more about the ACES here.  There was close to $850 in the lucky drawing and it stayed there!  Yay!  Kathy Linton closed our meeting with this quote from John Steinbeck "And now that you don't have to be perfect.  You can be good."
 
 
Rotary Meeting ... May 1, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
 
We had a fantastic meeting!
 
Dick Catlin started our meeting with a profound Invocation.  Hal Clement led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ed Cirrilo led us in the Four-Way Test and ended it as he usually does with "Have Fun".  Paul Hofstad led us in not one but two songs.  Paul said to President Bob "I know you only want one song ... too bad we are going to do two songs today!"  Ken Muldener provided the "Fun-n-Games" and left the money from two different tables in the pockets of their respective Rotarians. We had a record "Happy Bucks" Probably close to $200 - way to go you Happy Rotarians!  President Bob paid $20 for playing Hooky and for being on the winning team of the "Sweatbirds VS Snowbirds" Pickle Ball Tournament.   Jack Parkinson gave us a great Nutritional Report based on the Kale lettuce.  Ann Marie Sun, Medical Director of Case Coordination at Banner Boswell Medical Center, gave a great perspective on Medicare from the hospital's point of view.  There was over $800 in the lucky drawing and it stayed there!  Yay!  Ann Marie Sun stayed afterward and answered many questions about Medicare here in the West Valley.
 
 
Rotary Meeting ... April 24, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
 
President Bob played "hooky" for this meeting!
 
He HAD to play in some Pickle Ball tournament.
He says that his wife, Barbara, slipped it into his schedule.
Rumor has it that his team won the tournament!
Let's see if he has some happy bucks for being on the winning team.
 
President Elect Al Gervenack presided over the meeting.
 
Many favorable comments were submitted on behalf of PE Al's handling of the meeting.  Several comments applauded the speaker, Moses Angry, for a great program.  Congratulations on presiding over a very well received meeting and program PE Al!
 
 
 
Rotary Meeting ... April 17, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
This meeting was all about our "Club Champions".
 
President Bob handed out 55 "Club Champion Awards".
 
 
 
A tremendous demonstration of Service Above Self.
 
President Bob said "To be surrounded by so many "Club Champions" making good things happen in our community and around the world is truly humbling and an honor".
 
Our Community is a better place because of these Rotarians who give freely of themselves while performing Service Above Self!
 
Please Note: The deadline for ordering your "Club Champion" Polo Shirt is May 15, 2015.
 
Rotary Meeting ... April 10, 2015 Meeting Bob Murray 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Our last meeting was very full and fast paced
As a matter of fact President Bob was tripping
all over tongue during the announcements.
We heard from our Governor Elect Paul Pulicken. 
He gave us three of his goals for next Rotary year.
We heard from our Interact President Daniel Mayo.
Our outgoing RYE student, Sandra Thomas,
thanked the Rotary Club for selecting her.
Two of our members, Pete Dow and Richard Rossi,
gave us their brief bios.  Both were very interesting.
Lloyd Schill, Endowment Fund President,
gave a check to Gift of Life.
Bob Hatmaker introduced Jean Herschede the new
Director for Amigos de Guatemala.
Bob and Jan will be retiring this December.
President Bob announced the SCW Rotary Project;
The Rotary Meditation Garden was fully funded!
 
 
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Rotary Meeting - - - March 20, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Golf Tournament Fundraiser Bob Murray 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Relay for Life February 22, 2015 Bob Murray 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year! Bob Murray 2014-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Murray on Dec 25, 2014
 
I hope everyone had a
 
GREAT CHRISTMAS!
 
 
We will be DARK (No Meeting) today
in observance of Christmas.
 
We Are Dark Today 12-26-14 Bob Murray 2014-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Murray on Dec 23, 2014
Merry Christmas
 
To All From
 
Barb and Bob
Merry Christmas Bob Murray 2014-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Do You Remember? Robert Murray 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

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Those who "gave all' rest under the watchful eye of an American Eagle!

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Happy Memorial Day Robert Murray 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sun City West! Robert Murray 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sun City West Bob Murray 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Dec 24, 2013

Merlyn Carlson

Jan and I would like to wish each of you

A Very Merry Christmas

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Happy New Year!

 

We hope that each of you have a very special day today with family and friends

as you enjoy Christ's Birthday!

Christ is the reason for this season we enjoy.

Please consider him in the things that you say and do today.

May this coming year be a happy and prosperous one!

 

2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2014 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Veterans! Robert Murray 2013-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Nov 04, 2013

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“Whatever Rotary may mean to us,
to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”

—Paul P. Harris

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris.
The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905
as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Foundation Day at The Rotary Club of Sun City West - November 22, 2013 Robert Murray 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Oct 30, 2013

Centenarian and SCW Rotarian Fred Hafner

will distribute dictionaries to

Paradise Charter School

3rd Grade Students

Dictionary Project Robert Murray 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Independence Day! Robert Murray 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
It Is With Great Sorrow That We Honor 19 Heroes From Arizona Robert Murray 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2013 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2013 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Dec 24, 2012

SEASON'S GREETINGS!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Season's Greetings! Robert Murray 2012-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Dec 08, 2012

SCW Rotary Club

Distributes Dictionaries
to
Dysart Unified School District 3rd Grade Students

During December 2012

 

Centenarian and SCW Rotarian
Fred Hafner

will distribute dictionaries to
155 Rancho Gabriela Elementary 3rd Grade Students

Dictionary Project Robert Murray 2012-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Dec 06, 2012
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Today we fly our flags as we do every day.  But today we HONOR all of those Americans who paid the ultimate price during WWII.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: on December 8, 1941 stated, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

While we HONOR all of those HEROES of WWII, we want to HONOR all of those Americans (and their families) who paid the ultimate price to preserve the freedom synonymous with the United states of America!  We also want to include ALL men and women of the armed forces who are serving to protect our freedom.

THANK YOU for YOUR SERVICE!

Thank you Kathy Linton for the picture of our flag!

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy Robert Murray 2012-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy Linton on Aug 16, 2012

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Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center is family-owned and operated by a family who has been in funeral service for four generations. Karen, who's role is "Advance Planning & Community Relations", spoke about all the many details that need to be decided at the time of someone's death. All of the details can be very daunting hence the need for pre planning. Finding the right funeral home is essential to peace of mind for everyone. A funeral 'service' as a celebration of life is more for closure for family & friends than for the loved one passing on.

Karen Darby Ritz - Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center Kathy Linton 2012-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy Linton on Aug 09, 2012

 

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 The speaker on Friday was Janet Gooltz, Rotarian and Board Member of the Community Fund of Sun City West. Founded in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Fund provides financial assistance to SCW residents experiencing temporary financial hardship. It is a stand-alone group and is not affiliated with the SCW Recreation Centers, PORA, the SCW Foundation or the United Way.

Janet Gooltz, Board Member of SCW Community Fund Kathy Linton 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Aug 02, 2012

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John Ore, Retired Justice of Peace, presented to the Sun City West Rotary club on August 3, 2012 How to stay out of trouble and about the justice court system.  All of the SCW Rotarians are probably doing good in that area of life ... none the less Mr. Orr commanded full attention during his presentation.  All eyes and ears were fixed on him and his message.  It was very hard to take notes as "He was a FABULOUS speaker....so interesting, very demonstrative and "humorous" ... honestly, it was very difficult taking notes because he was SO interesting I didn't want to miss anything." - Kathy Linton

John Ore, Retired Justice of Peace - How to stay out of trouble Robert Murray 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 26, 2012

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President Merlyn Carlson named Roger Bowen, George Mayo and Bob Murray as his new Directors.  
Each will serve  a three year term.  
These three are very active in the Sun City West Rotary Club.
New Directors Named Robert Murray 2012-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 26, 2012

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Expect to be blown away by Christopher Zambakari our very own Peace Fellowship Candidate.

He will be our speaker on September 7, 2012.

Mark your Calendars! Robert Murray 2012-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 26, 2012

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Our speaker for the SCW Rotary Club meeting on July 27, 2012 was Jane Kauzlaric, Director of the R. H. Johnson Library.

She explained with the aid of a Power Point presentation the history, the growth of the library from its original size of 10,000 square feet to present size along with the inventory of items, the overwhelming team of volunteers who handle the day to day operations and everything that the SCW Library has to offer today.
Jane Kauzlaric, Director of the R. H. Johnson Library Speaks at July 27th meeting Robert Murray 2012-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 19, 2012

Sandy Spurlock

Sandy Spurlock of Briarwood CC and past president of a Maryland Rotary club shared her experinces with us as our speaker on July 20th.  Her former Rotary Club is very active with the Dictionary Project.  She had a very successful career in computer sales.  She keeps active as the purchasing agent for the Briarwood CC Pro Shop.  She enjoys keeping the Pro Shop Stocked and visiting with the members.

Sandy Spurlock of Briarwood CC shares her Rotary experiences Robert Murray 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 12, 2012

Kathy Linton

On July 6, 2012 ... Inducting Kathy Linton into the Sun City West Rotary Club was one of President Merlyn's first official acts on his first meeting as President of the SCW Rotary Club.

Kathy Linton moved to Sun City Grand from Los Gatos.
Kathy is very involved with Rotary, she is the Past President of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary.

Welcome to the Sun City West Rotary Club Kathy!
Kathy Linton Joins SCW Rotary Robert Murray 2012-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Pieter & Harriet Vos donate $1,000.00 to SCW Literacy Fund Robert Murray 2012-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Murray on Jul 12, 2012

Honorary Member

President Merlyn presented a plaque to
Jim Lay, Past President of the SCW Rotary Club, commerating
him as an Honorary Member of the SCW Rotary club.
Honorary SCW Rotary Member Robert Murray 2012-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Passing of the Gavel Robert Murray 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
2012 - 2013 Club President Merlyn Carlson Welcomes you to our Web Site Robert Murray 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0

Phoenix and District 5490 is one of three sites vieing for the opportunity to   host the RI International Convention in 2015. Phoenix was the first stop for the Site Selection Team before going to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Houston, the other two cities looking to host the event.  Twenty districts had applied for the privilege.   The site selection team team from RI spent two days here inspecting meeting venues, housing possibilities, and tourist opportunities. 

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    Pictured are some of the more than 60 SCW Rotarians, spouses and sojourners who are Paul Harris Fellows.and who attended the recent club Christmas Party at Briarwood.      

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Rotary clubs here and around the world are determined to do whatever it takes to achieve a world free of the crippling disease polio. A major part of that effort is to raise $100 million to match a challenge grant in the same amount from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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In 1932 Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor was approached by creditors, owed more than $400,000 by the Club Aluminum Company, who asked him to take over the failing company.  Taylor realized that Club had a good product and needed a way to distinguish itself from it's financially stronger competitors.  He decided to capitalize on the "character, dependability, and service mindedness" of the company's employees.  He was inspired to write the 24 now-famous words of the Four-Way Test. 

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