Rotarians from Kenya visit Arizona 2018-12-12 07:00:00Z 0
Students of the month honored 2018-12-06 07:00:00Z 0
West Valley Art Museum features photos by Rebecca! 2018-11-08 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC hosts first Bowl-A-Rama Fundraiser 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our newest member! 2018-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Capt. Hedgecock returns to PNRC! 2018-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Superior Court Clerk speaks to PNRC 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
Club members attend RI convention in Toronto! 2018-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Club installs new officers 2018-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Members attend district conference 2018-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Club bids farewell to Sara! 2018-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Prom Closet volunteers saluted 2018-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
Club honors students of the month 2018-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC plants trees at Mountain Ridge 2018-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
Club kicks off 2018 Prom Closet community project 2018-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
Students of the month honored 2018-03-03 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC members adopt a sports theme Feb. 28 2018-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
Photos of February 'That's Amore' Wine Classic 2018-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC members attend PETS 2018-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
RYLA students share experiences 2018-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
Crutches 4 Africa 2018-02-11 07:00:00Z 0
Busy month for Peoria North! 2018-01-29 07:00:00Z 0
Club ushers in 2018! 2018-01-02 07:00:00Z 0
AmazonSmiles. You shop. Amazon gives to PNRC Foundation! 2017-12-12 07:00:00Z 0
Date set for next club wine social fundraiser 2017-12-12 07:00:00Z 0
Youth group donates to Prom Closet 2017-12-04 07:00:00Z 0
Club salutes Students of the Month 2017-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
Club volunteers at Peoria Boys & Girls Club 2017-11-13 07:00:00Z 0
Miss Arizona 2017 visits Peoria North 2017-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
Club celebrates successful wine classic! 2017-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
Ken Parsons earns 5-time Paul Harris pin 2017-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
Club hears all about Project C.U.R.E. 2017-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
Peoria Wine Classic returns October 7 2017-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC members attend RI Convention in Atlanta 2017-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
W. Valley Rotarians join our club social! 2017-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Club welcomes inbound exchange student 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowship pins awarded 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Hour at PNRC! 2017-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Club installs officers for 2017-18 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Club continues support of Alta Loma Library 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
District 5490 Sails Off Into the Sunset! 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Past R.I. Vice President visits Peoria North 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month honored 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Peace Fellow earns Paul Harris Fellow 2017-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Club conducts 2017 prom-dress giveway 2017-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Wine-pairing events nets $1,280 for club! 2017-02-23 07:00:00Z 0
Wine-Pairing Fundraiser a SUCCESS! 2017-02-14 07:00:00Z 0
PNRC presents 4-way Test banner to Thunderbird Rotary 2017-01-31 07:00:00Z 0
Club salutes 'students of the month' 2017-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
Miss Arizona speaks to PNRC 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Club celebrates with annual holiday party 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Clulb rings in the new year! 2017-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Club supports refugee families for the holidays 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Club salutes fall Students of the Month 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Alta Loma students thank PNRC for book donations 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar fundraiser returns for 2016! 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Dictionaries ready for distribution! 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Club prepares to distribute dictionaries 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians dedicate Peace Pole in Peoria 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Club donates books to Peoria schools 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Club assists Peoria blood drive 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Back row: George Wheeler, Dave Hammond, Ted Friedman, Adam Carlat, Gary Connelly, John Moore, Ken Parsons, Terry Brown, Dominique Ladomato, Rebecca Wilks
Front Row: Katie Carmack, Donnis Deever, Willi Wheeler, Dan Messersmith, Cheryl Palmer, Janet Gregg, Belinda Moore
DG Dan Messersmith's official Visit Rebecca Wilks 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Bret McKeand takes over for Gary Connelly 2016-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Club honored at district conference 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Friends from India visit club 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Clubs lends a hand to help Peoria homeless 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Club honors Students of the Month 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Guatemala Literacy Project honors the Wheelers 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
PNRC honors Students of the Month 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
2016 RYLArians Visit PNRC 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarians welcome at our club! 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our newest members! 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Peoria North Rotary Club celebrates 10th Anniversary 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rebecca honored at USA-Mexico Friendship Conference 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month honored 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Calendars are Here! 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Play ball! 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Club welcomes foreign-exchange student 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
PUSD superintendent addresses club 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Boys & Girls Clubs help local youths 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Club members support back-to-school drive 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Police Chief joins Peoria North Rotary 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

The Peoria North Rotary Club recognized its most recent "Students of the Month" at its Feb. 18 meeting. From left, Nick Gardonia, December Student of the Month, a senior at Mountain Ridge High School; President Maryanne Baker; Tanyon Berry, February Student of the Month, a senior at Mountain Ridge High School. Not pictured is Veronica Larned, January's Student of the Month.
Club recognizes Students of the Month 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0


Peoria North Rotary once again helped Salvation Army during the holiday season by volunteering to "ring the bell" at Walgreen's in Peoria throughout December. Dave Hammond was among the members who pitched in to help.
Helping hand for the holidays 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
Peoria North Rotary Club honored several local students at a recent club meeting at Arizona Broadway Theater. Guest speaker for the meeting was Katie Murphy-Hedgecock, who was one of the club's very first "Student of the Month" several years ago when she attended Mountain Ridge High School. Ms. Hedgecock went on to graduate from West Point Military Academy and obtained a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend graduate school at Oxford. From left, Vincent Stover, the club's November Student of the Month; Club President MaryAnne Baker; Katie Murphy-Hedgecock; Emily Vechiola, the club's October Student of the Month. The students attend Mountain Ridge High School.
Club honors students of the month 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Several clubs members traveled to Clarkdale Oct. 26 to enjoy a tour on the Verde Canyon Railroad. Club members in attendance (with their spouse or guests) were President MaryAnne Baker, Ken Parsons, Bret McKeand, Terry Brown, Dave Hammond, Gary Connolly, Janet Gregg and Katie Carmack. The train trip was planned and arranged by Terry. More photos are available in the Club Photo Album.
Club members enjoy Verde Canyon Railroad trip Bret McKeand 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret McKeand on Sep 28, 2014

Peoria North Rotary toasted the marriage of Katie Murphy and Nathan Hedgecock during the club's Sept. 17 meeting. Katie was the club's first "Student of the Month" and later an Ambassador Scholar to Oxford on a Rotary scholarship. Katie was married over the summer at West PImageoint Military Academy. Members George and Willi attended the wedding and brought back several bottles of champagne served to those who attended the ceremony -- so that our club could ceremoniously toast Katie and Nathan.

Club toasts marriage of first "Student of the Month" Bret McKeand 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret McKeand on Sep 10, 2014

Peoria North Rotary Club members recently thanked the managers of three local Basha's Grocery Stores for their continued support of our book bins. The bins -- located at one Basha's store in Sun City West and two in Peoria -- have generated over $10,400 for the club since first introduced nearly 10 years ago. Funds raised through the bins help the club fund literacy projects and its annual dictionary project. Nicole Martinez, the assistant manager of the 99th and Beardsley Basha's, attended the club's Sept. 10 meeting. Not at the meeting, but also recognized, were Steve Stover, the manager of the 99th and Beardsley store; Alex Lopez, manager of the Sun City West store; and Kim Pirtle, manager of the 75th and Thunderbird store. From left, Willi Wheeler, book bin coordinator for the club; Nicole Martinez; and JImageanet Gregg.

Club thanks Basha's for book bin support Bret McKeand 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret McKeand on Aug 17, 2014

The Peoria North Rotary Club welcomed inbound exchange student Ya-Han "Sandy" Cao to Arizona during June and July. Several members of the club hosted Sandy during her six-week visit to the Valley of the Sun. Sandy's activities included celebrating Independence Day, viewing the Arizona Diamondbacks, visiting the Heard Museum and traveling to Southern California.Image

Club welcomes inbound exchange student Bret McKeand 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jul 15, 2014

Chuck Strange visited the club in June to promote a nationwide project that collects cell phones for those serving in the military. Chuck shared with the club the purpose of the nonprofit campaign and its desire to collect cell phones and ship them to those serving abroad in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Chuck is a long-time community volunteer and serves on the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and Peoria Diamond Club Boards of Directors.

cell phones

Cell Phones for Soldiers Tamera Sabinsky 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jan 28, 2014

BATTER-UP Get ready sports fans. It's about time for our Rotary Club's annual outing to the Peoria Ballpark for a Spring Training BB game. The game will be at 1 pm on Saturday, March 22, so save the date. We've got 18 great seats - the best in the house, and they're all together in a group to make for easy schmoozing. Tickets will be $20, which is actually a real bargain for seats this good, but they'll be on a first come first served basis. Ticket sales will open about a month ahead of time. We'll let you know the exact date ahead of time.  Questions?  Contact Winston.



It is that time of year again... SPRING TRAINING Tamera Sabinsky 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
PNRC Presents Grant to The Arizona Broadway Theater Tamera Sabinsky 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Visits PNRC Tamera Sabinsky 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
PNRC Member Rebecca Wilks receives Trustee of the Rotary Foundation Citation Tamera Sabinsky 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jul 01, 2013
 One of the ongoing projects PNRC has been committed to has been assisting with the Cactus High School Pantry;  a program that was initially started with the assistance of a District Simplified Grant in 2011.  This is a place where students and/ or student's families can go in times of need to obtain school supplies;  personal hygiene supplies etc.  While the Pantry has become relatively self sufficient,  there are times where they can benefit with some assistance.  Therefore we are collecting school supplies thru the end of July;  supplies may be placed in the collection box at BMO Harris Bank (91st Ave and Union Hills);  or you can bring any donations you may want to make into a club meeting.  Items in need are any standard school supply:  paper, pens, notebooks, BACKPACKS, etc.  Additionally, the Pantry is suggesting basic personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.  
Cactus High School Pantry Back To School Donations Tamera Sabinsky 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jul 01, 2013

PNRC Commotion Night was held Wednesday, June 26th in our traditional 'passing of the torch' ceremony.  With laughter and fellowship,  the new 2013-14 PNRC Board of Directors has been installed.  Your Board Members and Committee Chairs for the next year will be:

President:  Katie Carmack

Treasurer:  Deb Utz

Secretary: Ken Parsons

President Elect:  Mary Anne Baker

Foundation: Rebecca Wilks

New Generations: Tamera Sabinsky

Ad Hoc Board Member: John Fairchild

Committee Chairs:

Club Administrator:  Rebecca Wilks/Maria Mathews

Sgt At Arms: Dave Hammond

Fundraising:  Mary Anne Baker

Web/Newsletter:  Tamera Sabinsky

Additionally, this year, the PNRC Board has elected to explore a new venue for Membership with a Mentoring Program, with Gary Connely, Steve Mathews, and Janet Gregg all volunteering to step into the role of New Member Mentors.  

Let's all wish President Katie Carmack best wishes as she moves PNRC forward into the new Rotary year..... just look for her yellow 'Chariot'.
New Rotary Year 2013-14 Begins Tamera Sabinsky 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on May 26, 2013
One of PNRC's ongoing commitments is that of fostering literacy both locally and internationally.  Early each spring, PNRC partners with the Peoria Rotary Club to assist in the distribution of dictionaries  to  every 3rd grader in the Peoria Unified School District.  Club member Ken Parsons is seen here with an excited group of students who have just received their personal dictionaries.... smiles abound.  
Peoria North Rotary, LIteracy, and Dictionaries Tamera Sabinsky 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Nogales, Mexico Microcredit Project Tamera Sabinsky 2013-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Mountain Ridge HS Spring Rotary Students of the Month Tamera Sabinsky 2013-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Wilks on Apr 12, 2013

 On April 13, Peoria North Rotary participated in a "Visioning" seminar, brainstorming our priorities for the future.  Photos are here.

Club Visioning Rebecca Wilks 2013-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Wilks on Apr 07, 2013


Four representatives of Peoria North Rotary Club toured projects with members of the East London, South Africa Sunrise Club a little over a year ago.  We started talking with then then about projects we might work on together, and those conversations have now come full-circle.

Greensleeves Orphanage Grant Funded Rebecca Wilks 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Wilks on Mar 09, 2013


Marco and I are just back from Guatemala, visiting schools served by the Guatemala Literacy Project and visiting with Florentina, the student Marco and I are sponsoring.  Florentina is the youngest of 5, being raised by a single parent (Dad)l.  She is 17 and in High School ("Diversificado") studying accounting.  It has been delightful seeing her grow into a poised young woman! The GLP is a model of positive, sustainable literacy work.  Learn more at

 Photographs from the February 2013 trip are here.

Guatemala Literacy Project Rebecca Wilks 2013-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Wilks on Nov 27, 2012
Among the newest of Arizona's nearly 140 Rotary Clubs, Peoria North Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders who strive to provide strong humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build goodwill and peace throughout their community and the world. Peoria North Rotary Club received its charter from Rotary International on December 2, 2005.
Peoria North Rotary Club Rebecca Wilks 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Wheeler on Jul 31, 2012


Congratulations to Lieutenant Kathryn Murphy, our Ambassadorial Scholar, upon completion of her Master's Degree program in Russian language and Eurasia Politics from Oxford University, England.  We look forward to many great things from Katie as she heads for full time Army life. 

Congrats Kathryn George Wheeler 2012-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
2011 Peoria Beer Festival Photos are on our Facebook page Rebecca Wilks 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Food Bank Photos on Facebook Page 2011-09-15 11:06:51Z 0
District Conference Photos on Facebook Page Rebecca Wilks 2011-06-17 08:15:29Z 0