The Rotarian Goes Digital

Posted by Dennis Clark on May 04, 2011
From John Rezek, Editor in Chief, The Rotarian
I’m excited to share with you information about the new digital edition of The Rotarian, which debuts in July.

The Rotarian digital magazine will bring you the same content you’ve enjoyed for years -- in paperless form. Each month, digital subscribers will receive a link to the new issue in an e-mail from Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand. Subscribers can also read The Rotarian on the go by downloading the Zinio app on their iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Samsung Galaxy.

Want to trade your print subscription for digital? Fill our this form by Monday, 30 May, to begin receiving your digital subscription, starting with the July issue. As a current subscriber to The Rotarian, your method of payment will not change.

Want the digital edition but don’t want to give up your print subscription? Starting in July, you'll be able to add a year's subscription to the digital edition for US$12 through Zinio (watch for details about that option at You will continue to receive your print subscription through Rotary International, and the method of payment for your print subscription will not change. 
Please share this subscription information with your club members. Take a look at a free preview (available for desktop and laptop computers only). And e-mail us with questions at
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New Members Inducted, 2011

Posted by Dennis Clark on Apr 21, 2011
Check out the new photo album for new members who have been inducted in 2011. Yup, it's a great way to find out which new faces belong to which names. Be sure to welcome them and sign their blue books!
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New Member Proposed

Posted by Sean Price on Mar 31, 2011

The board has approved the membership of Julie Armstrong, a Business Developer sponsored by Ginni Ryan and Jamila Williams, aChild Advocate sponsored by Gary Johnson. Please welcome are new members to the GREATEST ROTARY CLUB ON EARTH, TEMPE SOUTH!!!!

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Rotary Foundation - Rotary Japan & Pacific Island Disaster Recovery Fund Appeal

Posted by Dennis Clark on Mar 31, 2011

From: Glenn W. Smith, District Governor and Barb Feder, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair


If you would like to contribute to the Japan & Pacific Island Recovery Fund and still earn Paul Harris credit for your donation, here’s an easy way to do it!

Make your checks payable to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and mail to:


Barb Feder

846 West Naranja Ave.

Mesa, Arizona  85210


Please include the name of your Rotary Club!





We will match your cash or check (no credit cards, please) donation with Foundation Recognition Points to your individual account and send District Designated Funds to the Recovery Fund for up to a total of $10,000 in donations received.  Hurry, this offer won’t last long!  Thanks for your support!

Rotary Foundation - Rotary Japan & Pacific Island Disaster Recovery Fund Appeal Dennis Clark 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

New Members Proposed

Posted by Gary Johnson on Mar 17, 2011
The board approved three new members. Delaine Gilcrease proposed By Glynn Gilcrease and Dina DiGiuseppe and Jan Gray proposed by Gary Johnson. Please welcome these members to the Rotary Club of Tempe South.
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New Member Proposed

Posted by Sean Price on Mar 02, 2011
The board has approved for membership Dale Larson. Please welcome Dale to Tempe South who is sponsored by Cliff Jones.
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UPDATE: Boys & Girls Club Back to School Shopping Event

Posted by Dennis Clark
Stephen Sparks will once again circulate a sign-up sheet for this event, at our upcoming meeting on July 15. He needs the name and birthdate of each volunteer (required for a background check). The event itself will be July 30, so Stephen asks that all volunteers provide the necessary information by this coming Friday, July 15.
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The Guard Has Changed

Posted by Dennis Clark

Changing of the Guard took place at the Pera Club on the evening of June 24. This means that, officially, the New Guard will be led by our 2011-2012 incoming president, Craig Busskohl. Craig stepped up to volunteer for this position less than a month ago. This is a great example of the committed leadership that Tempe South Rotary enjoys. After all, we are the Greatest Rotary Club in the World!

Craig has an exciting and ambitious agenda for the coming year. We can expect our weekly meetings to be smooth, professional, and FUN ... just as they have been for the past year under (now) Past  President Gary Johnson. Thank you, Gary, for a great year of service!

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Posted by Dennis Clark

Hada Chavarria has just finished the new duty roster for July-December, 2011.  What a tough task! Thanks, Hada!

 You can download the latest duty roster (in pdf format) by clicking on the link to the file name under the 'Download' banner in the right column of the club's homepage.

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Wallow Fire - Rotary Support

Posted by Dennis Clark
 Note from Jackie Harrington, Springerville:

Most of our people are now being able to go home. Alpine was able to get back in a few days ago and Greer residents get to go in today. Some of the areas are still not open to the public. At this time I cannot tell you what specifically is needed, however we do have a few local not for profits that have been huge in helping the evacuees and I know their resources are running low so any help will be welcome.

 I will let you know if there is anyone or anything else that is in need.


Round Valley Animal Rescue

PO Box 1772
Eagar, AZ 85925

Round Valley Cares (Local foodbank)

Dotty Henderson


PO Box 1386

Springerville, AZ 85938


 Thank you so much for whatever help you may be able to provide to anyone in our community.

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Posted by Dennis Clark

The board approved the following new members: Dave Cohrs in Beverage Service, sponsored by Gene Grefe; Karla Wagoner in Home Care, sponsored by Gary Johnson; Charlie and Yoshie Weems (retired academic and spouse), sponsored by Gary Johnson. Welcome aboard - Tempe South Rotary rocks!


14 May Presentation - CdS Interact Club - "Model U

Rotary Model United Nations Assembly or MUNA is all about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding in the minds of our youth.


Regrettably many leaders have exploited differences of race, religion and nationalism among their followers simply to consolidate their own power.


The lessons from two great world wars and numerous lesser conflicts should be absorbed by our youth so that they can avoid repeating the mistakes of history.


MUNA challenges our youth to respect and tolerate differences of race, religion and nationalism whilst retaining their own individualism and the best of their national traditions.


MUNA as a concept arose in North America from the desire of young people to simulate the great debates of the United Nations Assembly.

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Polio Eradication 0

The Last Hurdle

May 7 Speaker - Hal Wochholz


After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historical proportions.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk.



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Abe Feder

Claus is wearing a magical t-shirt that allow us to see what he ate for breakfast. Claus where can club members get such a t-shirt? His companion; a hungry Abe Feder.
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Tempe South

Tempe South Rotary, where everyone has a voice. (March 2, 2010 Meeting)

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A New Kind of Club

Sherry Mischel inviting fellow TS Rotarians to visit their club

Scottsdale North

Meets at O'Donoghue's Pub and Restaurant,

20469 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale

Wednesday at 5:30 PM

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El Puente

Visiting El Puente Rotarians

"El Puente" translates into "The Bridge". They came together as a group in mid 2005 and received their club charter from Rotary International in early 2006.

El Puente meets at the Padres Mexican Restaurant, located at 1044 E. Camelback Rd.PhxAZ85014; Tuesday – 6:30 PM


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Tearing Down the Walls of Hate

Claus Johnson receiving plaque designating Tempe South as a platium sponsor from "Tearing Down the Walls of Hate." Certificate of appreation to Steve Shannon, Scott Borgeson and Claus Johnson for their support to "Tearing Down the Walls of Hate."

The event ask­s for each per­son to re­move them­selves from walls of hate to build a bet­ter F.U.T.U.R.E. Click on the following link to see the video

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Paul Harris Plus

Tempe South honors Dale Hillard for his contributions; Paul Harris Plus Award

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Hope Is In The Air Event

NFL's Elite in support of Project Cure for Haiti 

(See photo album for more "Hope is in the Air" fund raising event photos)

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March 13th is approaching fast there is still time to register as a volunteer click on "Hope is in the Air" under Up Coming Events


"Hope is in the Air"

13 March 2010


"Hope Is In the Air," aFundraising Event for Relief Efforts in Haiti

HostedbyProject C.U.R.E. ArizonaPartnerswith Valley Firefighters and area NFL Players.


Volunteers needed

1)     Volunteers for the day of the event     

   3 hour blocks starting at 7AM to 4PM

2)     Help selling tickets (price is $10/Adult and $5 for Children Under 12


Please register on the club web site under "Upcoming Events > Hope is in the Air"

To read the full news release go to Tempe South's Home Page > Downloads (scroll down & look on the right side of the web page - first document)

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Tempe Rowers Association

MARCH 6 2010

Service Opportunity for the Desert Sprints Regatta

Tempe Rowers Association

Location - SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina


10 Volunteers Needed

Please sign upon the club web site under "Upcoming Events > Tempe Rowers Association - Desert Sprints"


Volunteer times:  11:30 - 3PM & 3PM - 5:30PM

Available parking at the WilsonElectricBuilding

(Marina 550 TempeTownLake - North side of the lake near Papago Stables)

Check in at the volunteer table


"Everyone must row with the oars he has."

Old English Proverb

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2010 Fister Fellowship Recipients 0
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The perfect make up ... 0

5 March 2010 Speaker

Vic Cordts – EastValley Boys & Girls Club


Many children have no adult supervision after school. Studies have shown that the hours between 3pm – 8pm are the hours that most kids are likely to get involved with crime, be victims of crime or engage in other risky behavior. The Clubs provide an alternative to the dangers of the streets. Moreover, the Clubs provide stimulating activities that help build character, self-esteem, values and skills.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the EastValley offers that and more! Our Clubs instill a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

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2010 Another Record Year at the Arizona StandDown

2010 Feb AZ Stand Down for homeless veteran's pics are posted for viewing under "Photo Journal".

We had yet another record breaking year at the 9th Annual Arizona StandDown.  Thank you for all of your support and continued dedication to this important event.

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Record Snow Pics

Check out the pics of January 10 storm in Northern AZ under photo journal; courteous of John Ore
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January 15 Speaker - Linda Lyman

Posted by Arlyne Haraburda

"Transforming Lives, Unlocking Futures" will be the theme of our January 15th guest speaker, Linda Lyman, President/CEO, of Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk.  Linda has been leading this agency to serve ever-increasing numbers of at-risk youth and homeless children.  Since its founding, Youth at Risk has positively impacted the lives of more than 2,500 at-risk youth, with dramatic and demonstrable success.  Come hear what's working to turn kids who live in poverty, may be homeless, in trouble with school, drugs and the law - into contributors to society!

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18 December Speakers

Christine Gladhill & Amanda Dise
"Tearing Down The Walls of Hate"

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20 Nov - Dr. Robert Scales

"Heart Health"

 Dr. Robert Scales, is the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness at the Mayo Clinic-Arizona, where he has been instrumental in the development of the Heart Health and Performance Program, which is a new initiative to prevent heart disease and stroke. He has a doctorate degree in education and he teaches in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Scales is an international speaker on heart disease prevention and he has presented his research in North and South America, Europe and Australia.

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Tempe ARC 2008 Christmas 0
13 Nov - Art Sloan 0
6 Nov - Live it. Give it 0

30 October Guest Speaker

"Leadership and the Bottom Line" will be the theme of our October 30th guest speaker Doug Hoxeng from Grand CanyonUniversity.  He with coauthor Don Frick (biographer of Robert Greenleaf), wrote The Business Case for Servant Leadership featuring contributions by noted leadership authority Ken Blanchard and Colleen Barrett , Southwest Airlines President Emeritus.  Doug will share case examples of large, small and start up organizations from his book to answer three key questions:  Does leadership really affect the bottom line?  If so, which type of leadership is best?  And, how can I then best develop as a leader?

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3 Oct Guest Speaker - Cindy Rogers

Cindy Rogers & Cosmis, guest of Francis Curtis


A marathoner, yoga instructor, raconteur and educator. Cindy shared how chaos and life changing setbacks opened her heart, mind and soul to Cosmis who showed her how to live in the moment and trust in what you cannot see.


"We are no different; we all face obstacles. The difference is in how we choose to face them." Cindy Rogers


Thank you Cindy….

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9 Oct - Guest Speakers

Tempe Elementary School District


Mission Statement: To assure that all students reach their achievement goals.


  • Increase student achievement in every classroom, for every student, in every student, in every subject, every day
  • Provide exceptional service and support to all
  • Provide a culture of innovation and risk-taking
  • Provide outstanding facilities an
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25 September - Corona del Sol Interact Club

Corona del Sol Interact Club participates in international, national, state, community and school service projects; generates occupational exploration of career and job opportunities; and is the Youth Extension Club of the Tempe South Rotary Club.

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September 4 - ALS 0
September 18 - New Directions Institute 0
Merle's Hairiest Mission 0
DG Ken Oakes 0
Sept 11 - Honored Guest DG Ken Oakes 0
Tempe South Pledges 100 "Kits for Kids" 0

August 21 - Reverse Mortgages

Neil Sutton on Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is FHA's reverse mortgage program which enables you to withdraw some of the equity in your home. The HECM is a plan that can give older Americans greater financial security. Many seniors use it to supplement social security, meet unexpected medical expenses, and make home improvements and more.

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August 28 - Fiate Charities 0
August 15 - One Cup at a Time 0
August 7 - ASU Biodesign Institute 0
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July 25 Guest Speaker - David Lucier 0
Girls on the Run 0
Nicole Cundiff on "Girls on the Run of Maricopa" 0
Workshops for Youth and Families John Nieman 0
Service Above Self Award John Nieman 0

Swiss GSE Team

Posted by John Nieman
The Swiss GSE Team presented themselves and their country during their visit to our club.
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Miracle at Sea John Nieman 0
Children First Academy John Nieman 0

Pet Therapy

Posted by John Nieman
Mary Lou Jennings and Helen Goldblatt presented Animal Assisted Therapy at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
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Great Success of 10th Annual Rotary River Rally

Posted by Chris Sar
The races are done. The cardboard is soaked with lake water. The awards have all been given.

Thanks to all who participated, contributed and volunteered. It made me very proud to see so many Tempe South Rotarians out there at Tempe Town Lake helping to make this event special for the boat racers and spectators.

Most of all thanks to Carolyn and John Johnson, who devoted countless hours to planning and organizing this event.
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Climate Change is a Hot Topic John Nieman 0
2008 RRR Nets $10K to Children First John Nieman 0
"Right" Perspective John Nieman 0
United Food Bank John Nieman 0
Howard Rudge Lays Down the Law Sean Price 0

Merle Fister Honored

Posted by Sean Price
Merle Fister is awarded an honorary Howard Pyle Award for his unwavering service to Rotary and his country.
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Love of ASU John Nieman 0
Thank You Tempe South Rotary John Nieman 0
Kosova Book Project John Nieman 0
Tempe South supports CdS Interact John Nieman 0
Ben Fellows Talks Up Croatia John Nieman 0
John Dickson Sends Professor to Singapore John Nieman 0
Membership Retention John Nieman 0
Tempe South Rotarian to be Honored John Nieman 0
The Power of Rotary John Nieman 0
The ARC of Tempe John Nieman 0
A Clean Slate John Nieman 0
Social Networks and Business Branding John Nieman 0
Swimming and Early Brain Development John Nieman 0
Tempe ARC Christmas Party John Nieman 0
Corona del Sol Interact Club John Nieman 0
Mission: Love Life John Nieman 0
Friends of the Orphans John Nieman 0
It's a Homebuyers Market John Nieman 0
The Economy is a Self-fulfilling Prophesy John Nieman 0

Be Prepared!

Posted by John Nieman
Tom Doll, Tempe Police citizen volunteer, presented Disaster Preparedness at our September 26 meeting.
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The Wellness Community John Nieman 0
Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame John Nieman 0

Sun Sounds

Posted by John Nieman
Andrea Pasquale and Heidi Capriotti presented the Sun Sounds program for reading print material on the radio for the blind.
Sun Sounds John Nieman 0
VissionQuest 20/20 John Nieman 0
CdS Air Quality Presentation Causes Stink John Nieman 0
Political ad revenues swell TSR coffers! Chris Sar 0
Tempe South to sponsor two (2) Shelter Boxes! Chris Sar 0

The CO2 Offset Trust

Posted by John Nieman
'Rotarians for CO2 Reduction' is a not-for-profit scheme devised by Rotarians, to enable Rotary Clubs to take part in .....
The conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment by:
(a) raising awareness of and encouraging practical steps to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
(b) the disbursement of grants;
The CO2 Offset Trust John Nieman 0
Tempe South Buys Van for Poor Cancer Patients John Nieman 0
Rotary Club Donates Water Tank John Nieman 0