The Rotary Club Celebrates WWII Vet's 92nd Birthday
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently celebrated the 92nd birthday of fellow Rotarian COL Albert Park Shaw USA Retired.  Col Shaw, a Rotarian for over 42 years, served in WWII.  In 2006, COL Shaw was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame - this award was presented by Governor Napolitano.  Col Shaw was inducted into the Infantry Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 1991 (an honor bestowed upon only 1% of it’s graduates).Colonel Shaw graduated from Kentucky Military Institute in 1942, the summer after Pearl Harbor, and immediately enlisted in the Army. At 19 years old, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, infantry, at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He served extensively in the Southwest Pacific during World War II and participated in the initial assault wave on Luzon, Philippines, in 1945 and in the initial occupation of Hokkaido, Japan. Following the war, Colonel Shaw served as member of the General Staff at the 6th Army Headquarters at the Presidio in San Francisco.  
 
At the meeting, COL Shaw was congratulated for his extensive financial contributions to Rotary International's Foundation and was awarded his Paul Harris Fellow "ruby" multiple-level pin.  Additionally, COL Shaw participated in the celebration of Rotarian Chris Holm, a former RI District Governor from another state,  receipt of his "Blue Badge." COL Shaw sponsored Holm's club membership.    Completing Blue Badge requirements in a timely manner helps new Rotarians to get to know their fellow Rotarians more quickly while familiarizing them with Club activities and Rotary’s areas of focus:   Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, and Supporting Education.  Members continue to be in awe of Col Shaw's continued dedication to community service and Rotary's "service above self" motto.
 
The program speaker at the luncheon meeting was Dick Lefler, Secret Service Agent.  In the filled McCormick Scottsdale Lakeside Ballroom, retired agent, Lefler provided attendees with an overview of what it means to be a secret agent for presidential candidates, Pope John Paul II and on protective presidential security assignments at the White House.  To learn more about Rotary Club of Scottsdale membership, programs and community service projects see - www.scottsdalerotary.org.
 
Photo:  L-R Max Rumbaugh, Club President: John Campbell, Red Badge Chair; Chris Holm, Rotarian (Past RI District Governor) and COL Shaw celebrating Chris receiving Blue Badge Award
 
Photo: Col Park Shaw acknowledging birthday wishes
 
Photo: Dick Lefler, Retired Secret Service Agent answering protective security questions from attendees.
 

Rotary Club of Scottsdale - Annual Golf Tournament
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently held its 2015 Annual Ed Adler Memorial Golf Tournament at Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch Golf Club.  Co-chairs Ken Brown and Paula Dudley along with the Club's Golf Committee started planning the fundraiser event immediately after its October 2014 event. Since its inception, all proceeds from the event are directed towards the Club's Foundation in which "every cent earned at the golf outing" is awarded in scholarships to local graduating high school students. In June of 2015, over $65,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving students.  The 86 golfers in attendance had an incredible day! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event.
 
The day included box lunch, goody bags, mulligan options, 1pm shotgun start/18 holes of golf, hole event contests, putting contest, evening reception, served dinner, silent auction, awards, and keynote motivational speaker, Coach John Avianantos.  The pace of play for this four person charity scramble was only 4 hours and 5 minutes; almost unheard of as many golf outings run over 5 hours. Note the following prize awards:  Winning 1st place golf team: Bob Roth, Joey Synder and Jason Gard; 2nd place golf team: Tim Baughman, Adam Eggebrecht, Zach Cates and Brant Serchen; Closest to pin winners: Gary Klein and Corey Moss; Longest drive winners: Laura Paynich and Brant Serchen; Putting contest winner: Bob Roth.  At a recent Club meeting, Club President, Max Rumbaugh, expressed appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Golf Committee and to everyone who supported the golf tournament through volunteering, donations and/or participation in the event activities.  The Golf Committee wishes to thank all the generous tee-box sponsors, prize and silent auction item donors, hole-in-one sponsor Coulter Cadillac, golfers, dinner guests, and the McCormick Ranch Golf Club's golf and catering staff for making this an outstanding event.  Paula Dudley, chair of the 2016 Golf Tournament has already begun plans for the 2016 event. To learn more about Rotary Club of Scottsdale membership, programs and community service projects see - www.scottsdalerotary.org.
 
Photo: Event Co-chairs Paula Dudley and Ken Brown, welcoming golfers and guests.
 
Photo:  L-R: Winning 1st Place Golf Team:  Joey Synder, Jason Gard and Bob Roth
 
Photo L-R: Winning 2nd Place Golf Team:, Adam Eggebrecht, Brant Serchen, Zach Cates and Tim Baughman
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Rotary Club of Scottsdale Welcomes Global Visitors
 
Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomes to its meetings visiting Rotarians from around the world.  At a recent meeting, Mike Wren, a Rotarian from London's (U.K.) Rotary Club of Redbridge attended a Club meeting in which Honorable Mark Mitchell, Mayor of Tempe was the luncheon speaker.  Mike Wren and Max Rumbaugh, Club President, exchanged club banners.  Additionally, Richard Benedictis, a visiting Rotarian from Geneva-by-the-Lake, Ohio's Geneva Rotary Club enjoyed Rotary fellowship.  Both guests received a visitors gift that included a video about Scottsdale, Arizona. Rotary International has over 1.2 million members who belong to over 33,000 clubs in 160 different countries.
 
Mayor Mitchell, a 3rd generation Arizonian, provided Rotarians and their guests with an update the every changing City of Tempe.  He talked about how Tempe aims to  sustain and grow the number of businesses and those who work at them.  The city boundaries hold all types of businesses - from worldwide headquarters to family-owned shops.  Over 16,000 jobs have been added to the Tempe workplace since 2012.  He stated that Tempe has a 97% business occupancy rate.      
 
The Club is looking forward to its upcoming major fundraiser - the Annual Ed Adler Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at noon on October 5 at Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch Golf Club;  See www.scottsdalerotary.org or call 480-945-6158 for golf registration information and/or to inquire about club meetings, programs, projects and membership.
 
Photo: Glen Wren from London's Rotary Club of Redbridge exchanging club banners with Rotary Club of Scottsdale's Club President, Max Rumbaugh  
 
Photo: Mayor Mitchell addressing Scottsdale Rotarians and their guests
 
 

Rotary Club of Scottsdale Recreates History 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale holds two Paul Harris Days each year at multiple meeting sites. Meetings are held - one in the fall and one in the spring. This day is an excellent opportunity for club members to learn more about each other by gathering in small groups, in member's offices or other locations, just as our founders (including Paul Harris, pictured on the white board) did a century ago. "Rotating" between member's offices is actually how the name Rotary was established.  Paul P. Harris, a lawyer, was the founder of Rotary, the world's first and most international service club. On February 23, 1905, Paul Harris formed the first club with three other businessmen in Chicago, IL.  Through Paul Harris's vision of service and fellowship, Rotary membership has grown worldwide to now 30,000 clubs in 161 countries with over 1.2 million members.
 
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158.
 
Pictured at SCC: Rotarians at meeting hosted by member, Dr. Jan Gehler, President - Scottsdale Community College.
Pictured at PV: Rotarians at meeting hosted by member, Honorable John Auran, Associate Presiding Judge at Town of Paradise Valley Municipal Court

Join Rotarians Golfing for Scholarships
 
Join the Rotary Club Scottsdale members at the Ed Adler Memorial Golf Tournament.  Join the Rotarians for an exciting day of lunch, sports celebrity speaker, dinner, silent auction & golf on Monday, October 5, 2015.  1:00 PM shotgun start at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club.  Loads of fun and great prizes - $125pp. Or join the group at dinner $25pp.  All proceeds are directed towards local youth scholarships.  Each year the club awards over $50,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates and over $10,000, via The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, to those in financial need to further their vocational studies.  For registration information - see www.scottsdalerotary.org or call 480-945-6158.  
 
Picture:  2014 Rotary Club of Scottsdale Golf Committee
 
Picture:  Rotarian Joe Cusack (2nd from right) with his golf team at 2014 RCS Golf Tournament

Rotarians learn about Talking Stick's Plans and Looking for Host Homes

At a recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting, Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez, Talking Stick Marketing Project Mgr, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community provided Rotarians and their guests with an update of The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Talking Stick's Cultural and Entertainment Destination.  Blessing talked about Talking Stick's General Plan - the Indian Community's 'blueprint' for land use and development, as well as conservation and preservation.  The General Plan serves as the basis for decisions regarding the Community's long-term physical development and the protection of the Community's natural and cultural resources. The Plan establishes a framework of sustainability to ensure that current and future generations can sustain the social, economic, and environmental health of the Community.
 
Blessing welcomed attendees to Talking Stick: A Cultural and Entertainment Destination - home to Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Butterfly Wonderland, the Pavilions Shopping Center, TopGolf Entertainment Center, and Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn and Suites hotels.  Talking Stick features 1.1 million square feet of outdoor retail shopping, hotel accommodations ranging from comfort and a luxurious 4-diamond resort and spa, thrilling casino, 36-holes of championship golf, and a state-of-the-art Major League Baseball spring training facility that hosts year-round events, and much more – surrounded by panoramic mountain views.
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is currently accepting applications for Rotary International Youth Exchange 2016-17.  Seniors, juniors and sophomores attending Scottsdale area high schools are eligible.   During the 2016-17 academic school year, students are eligible to study abroad in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan and Brazil.  Applications, due September 30, 2015, are available online.  As an added note, the Club is currently looking for host homes (near Chaparral High School) for in-bound exchange student to spend three months of his/her exchange year. Contact youthexchange@scottsdalerotary,org for an application, for home hosting information and/or for more information about this exciting program. For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale - see www.scottsdalerotary.org. Guest are always welcome - call 480-945-6158.
 
Pictures:  Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez, Talking Stick Marketing Project Mgr, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale Sister Cities - Jr. Board Invitation
 
All foreign exchange students living in or attending Scottsdale area high schools are invited to a "Welcome To Scottsdale" Party.    The Junior Board of Scottsdale Sister Cities is hosting this party to help the students make friends and feel welcome in this community which is foreign to them.   The party will be held at Arcadia High School on Sunday afternoon between 1:00 - 3:00 pm, September 20th.  It is free to all high school foreign exchange students.  The students are invited to bring a food dish or item that represents their home country.  There will be ice breakers, games, and activities to allow the students to meet one another and to meet Scottsdale area students who have a global interest.  They will be able to sample food from all over the world.  

The Junior Board of Scottsdale Sister Cities is composed of high school leaders from six area high schools who promote international awareness and know how at their schools and in their community.   They are each chosen by their school's International Club to provide city wide coordination of global outreach of students.   For more information on the Junior Board and International Clubs - see Facebook: Students of Scottsdale Sister Cities.  

Scottsdale Sister Cities manages the seven sister city relationships for the City of Scottsdale - Alamos, Sonora, Mexico; Cairns, Queensland, Australia; Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Interlaken, Switzerland; Haikou, Hainan, China; Marrakech, Morocco; and Uasin Gishu, Kenya. Several members of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale, serve as Scottsdale Sister Cities adult leaders/volunteers, as well as, the local Rotary Club sponsors two in-bound and two out-bound Rotary International Exchange students - all from Scottsdalehigh schools. For more information see - www.scottsdalerotary.org

 

Photo:  2014 "Welcome to Scottsdale" party.

Rotary Club of Scottsdale's Great Weekly Programs
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale (RCS) is known for its outstanding speakers - nationally known innovators, high ranking legislators, top state and municipal officials, supreme court judges, high ranking military officials, sports figures (professional/university), artists, educators, business owners/professionals and more.  Recently Honorable Michael Collins, Mayor of Town of Paradise Valley, provided Rotarians and their guests an update on the many in-progress town projects.  He talked about the status of the Paradise Valley's Public Safety Task Force, which through its work and recommendations to council has created a community guide of wants and desires for the Paradise Valley Police Department to follow.  Those guidelines include a plan for the department and a complete overhaul of outdated technology ranging from mobile computers in police cruisers to up-to-date records management systems.  Attendees learned that the mayor is committed to keeping public safety a top priority, to promoting minimal taxes and ensuring a prosperous resort community.  Fellow Mayor M. J. "Jim" Lane, along with several Paradise Valley and Scottsdale officials, filled the Lakeside Ballroom at The McCormick Scottsdale to hear Mayor Collins remarks. 
 
Stacy Willyard, a Rotary International District 5510 Peace Fellow applicant, also spoke to RCS Rotarians and guests about her peace and conflict resolution experiences in Uganda and Sandtown West, Baltimore. Stacy is a visionary artist who utilizes her talents and conflict transformation training to build peace in communities, by assisting the social/emotional development of young people toward resiliency, leadership and service.  Rotary International Foundation's Peace Fellow is a full masters-level funded fellowship to one of the seven Peace Center Universities located around the world. 
 
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158
 
Picture: Max Rumbaugh, RCS President, Honorable Mayor Michael Collins, with Rotarian/Speaker host Rachel Sacco.
 
Picture:  Stacy Willyard, RI Peace Fellow applicant with Dr. Honora Norton, Rotarian/Speaker host.
 

Rotary Club of Scottsdale Speaker Book Signing Program
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale (RCS) has a long standing tradition of asking its meeting speakers to sign a book, which is then donated to Scottsdale's Yavapai Elementary School. The Club selects books that relate to the speaker.  Rotarian Max Rumbaugh along with Sandy Miller, recently delivered twenty autographed books to the school and met with Principal, Nancy Hudson, Librarian, Kimberly Landwehr and students. The tradition was started by 1988-89 RCS Club President, Art DeCabooter and his wife Mary.  The school representatives graciously extended thank you to RCS for its many years of book donations. The books, used as educational tools, are available for students to check out.  Often the students are asked to use the school's computers to research the person who autographed the book. In the case, of recent RCS speaker, Jim Hayden, students will learn about a well-known pioneer family of Arizona.   
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomes local business and professional leaders to come together to serve their community and its youth. The Club’s hallmarks are great weekly programs, a dynamic membership and participation with one another in its commitment to “Service above Self.” For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale - see www.scottsdalerotary.org.  
 
Picture: RCS Club President, Max Rumbaugh and Jim Hayden, 5th generation Arizonian with autographed book for Yavapai Elementary School
 
Picture:  Students at Yavapai Elementary School enjoying new books donated by Rotary Club of Scottsdale
 

Rotary Youth Exchange Applications Being Accepted
 
Have you ever thought about living and studying abroad? Do you think it would be exciting to be a youth exchange student? Are you looking for a unique experience that will help prepare you for college? Rotary Exchange Students spend the year living in an overseas city with a host family and attending school? It is a chance to travel and see the world, experience another culture, master a new language, and return home having had a life changing experience. A recent returning RI Youth Exchange student stated: "My exchange was one of the best years of my life! I got to have a second family, travel to another part of the world, make lifelong friends from several different countries, and go on countless adventures. Exchange is without a doubt an opportunity that I think everyone should take advantage of!"   
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is currently accepting applications for Rotary International Youth Exchange 2016-17. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores attending Scottsdale area high schools are eligible. During the 2016-17 academic school year, students are eligible to study abroad in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, and Brazil. Applications, due September 30, 2015, are available online. Contact youthexchange@scottsdalerotary,org for an application and for more information about this exciting program. For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale - see www.scottsdalerotary.org.
 
Picture:  RI Rotary Youth Exchange logo
 
Group Picture:  Rotary enriches the lives of Youth the world over through its Youth Exchange program. (stock Rotary photo)
 

 
Rotary Club Greets Visiting Rotarians
 
Rotary Club of Scottsdale (RCS) welcomed visiting Rotarians Catherine and Jackson Munyenyiwa from Zimbabwe's Rotary Club of Bulawayo - District 9210 and Ted TrueBlood from Anchorage Alaska Rotary Club to its weekly Club meetingIf a Rotarian is traveling, they are encouraged to visit clubs in the new area to make up a missed meeting at one's home club. There are 1.2 million members within 34,000 clubs among 200 countries and geographic areas around the world. RCS is always honored to host visiting Rotarians from around the world at each of its meetings. The Club conducts the colorful tradition of exchange of Rotary Club Banners. Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange as a token of fellowship. RCS uses the decorative banners received as attractive displays at its club meetings. The Club's banner collection reflects Rotary Clubs' hometown pride and their connection with Rotary International.
 
At the meeting, members, guests and visiting Rotarians enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community from its President, Delbert W. Ray, Sr. For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org. Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158.  
 
Picture 1:  Visitors from Zimbabwe's Rotary Club of Bulawayo exchange Rotary Club Banners with RCS, President, Max Rumbaugh.
 
Picture 2:  Visitor from Anchorage Alaska Rotary Club exchanges Club Banner.
 
Picture 3:  Delbert W. Ray, Sr, Speaking at RCS meeting.
 

 
Rotary Club of Scottsdale Greets its Outbound Exchange Student
 
Rotary Club of Scottsdale (RCS) members and guests recently met and extended best wishes to the Club's 2015-16 Rotary International Outbound Youth Exchange student, Annie, a local high school student.  Students who participate in this Rotary Youth Program will spend one year abroad living and learning a new culture and new language. Annie is sponsored by RCS in the United States and sponsored by Rotary Club d’Amay-Villers-le-Temple in Belgium.

RCS Club President, Max Rumbaugh states, "The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is one of the premier programs of Rotary International and it is supported by Rotary Clubs all around the world.”  Students apply through their local Rotary Club and district.  This year, many local students competed for RCS's two 2015-16 outbound positions.  Outbound students and their parents are guided through months of orientation and information about the country of their exchange year. Teens typically stay with two or three Rotary-approved families and receive a monthly stipend for incidental expenses.  Rotary Youth Exchange outbound students need to be above-average students who are eager for the chance to try new things and meet new people. The program offers teens a chance to learn about other cultures, about other people and about themselves.
 
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158.
 
 
Picture:  Claudia Arnold-Sawaf, RCS Youth Exchange Officer/Committee Chair; Annie, Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student; and Max Rumbaugh, RCS Club President.
 

 

Rotary Club Honors New Members

 

At a recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting, new members Paula Dudley and David Pastor, received their individual "Blue Badges."  Receipt of a "Blue Badge" is an acknowledgement, that as new members, Paula and David have completed the Club's orientation process and have graduated from "Red Badges."  Completing Blue Badge requirements in a timely manner helps new Rotarians to get to know their fellow Rotarians more quickly while familiarizing them with Club activities and Rotary’s areas of focus:   Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, and Supporting Education.

 

Rotarians are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.  Rotarians have been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years.  Since forming in 1905, Rotarians have taken on some of the world's toughest challenges, such as polio eradication.  Rotarians have helped a wide range of international and service organizations from the United Nations, World Health Organization to Easter Seals.

 

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale with community and business leaders as members, has gathered for 61 years to serve the youth of Scottsdale while supporting Rotary's global efforts to promote education, health, sanitation, and peace.  For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158.

 

Picture:  David Pastor, John Campbell (Club's Membership Red Badge Chair), Paula Dudley and Max Rumbaugh, Club President

 

 
25 Year Old Service Project Celebrated
 
At a recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting, Club member/Rotarian Richard Hasenpflug, provided attendees with an update about the 25th year celebration of Los Altos Rotary's AIDS Project.  The conservative Silicon Valley club would seem an unlikely candidate to be at the forefront of AIDS education. Back in 1990, Here & Now’Robin Young made a film about the club’s transformation from doubters to leaders in the fight against AIDS. The film, “The Los AltosStory,” went on to win a Peabody Award, and has now been distributed around the world in multiple languages. Richard attended the anniversary event and shared his story of involvement in this Rotary service project.
 
The project started with Dushan “Dude” Angius, a former school principal and the president of the Los Altos Rotary Club. His son Steve, a graphic designer, had contracted AIDS.  As the family rallied around this favorite son, they learned how many others were dying. In 1989, Dude formed a AIDS Task Force within the Rotary Club - 10 brave souls which included Richard Hasenpflug as vice-chair.  The group thought a film might help educate other Rotarians about AIDS.  On the very first day of shooting, Dude faced sharp resistance from Steve’s protective brothers, who doubted – given the hostile climate – that a film could make a difference. Minutes later, Steve, upstairs in his bedroom, began to fail. He would die the next day.
 
Now the resistance to a film came from other Rotarians, who didn’t think it was their issue.  Then one day, a club member stood up at lunch and stunned them all with the announcement that he’d contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion, and was also dying.  The Los Altos Rotary AIDS Task Force took flight that sad day. The film was created and distributed around the world. The Task Force members became global ambassadors for AIDS education. Dude was appointed to President Bill Clinton’s first task force on AIDS, and his wife Barbara became the inspiration for actress Joanne Woodward’s role as the mother of an AIDS victim played by Tom Hanks in Jonathan Demme’s film “Philadelphia.”  To find out more about this project see:  www.rotaryaidsproject.org.
 
Also, speaking at the meeting, was Neale Perl, President/CEO of Scottsdale Cultural Council, who provided an overview of Scottsdale's art activities. The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is an organization where local business and professional leaders come together to serve their community and its youth. Rotary Club of Scottsdale's, Club President, Max Rumbaugh, states: "Our club’s hallmarks are great weekly programs, a dynamic membership and participation with one another in our commitment to “Service above Self.”  For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158
 
Picture:  Richard Hasenpflug, providing Rotarians an overview of "The Los Alto's Story" movie filming
 
Picture:  Neale Perl, President/CEO of Scottsdale Cultural Council with Rotary Club of Scottsdale, Club President Max Rumbaugh
 

 
People on the Move 
 
The 2015-16 Rotary Club of Scottsdale Board includes:  Club President, Max Rumbaugh; President-Elect, Mary Blank; Vice President, Charlie Kester; Secretary, Kent Hammond; Treasurer, Dr. Honora Norton and Board members: Benny Barnes, Gretchen Caraway, Jim Hann, Don Loose, Jason Washo, Wendy Wentz. and Past President & Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation President, Tim Baughman, with Patti Miller, Executive Assistant.  Thank you was extended to 2014-15 Board members whose terms ended: Jerry Schwallier, Roger Rohrs and Bob Jackson. Rotary Club of Scottsdale, a 61 year old community service organization, is the largest Rotary Club of 36 within Arizona's Rotary International's District 5510. 
 
Portrait Picture:  Max Rumbaugh 2015-16 President, Rotary Club of Scottsdale
 
Picture:  Max Rumbaugh with City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, at Scottsdale's Rotary Club of Scottsdale Service Above Self Award Dinner
 
 

 
Rotary Club Sponsors Vocational Scholarship
 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale Club President, Max Rumbaugh, is pleased to report approval of a grant from The  Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA).  As of July 1, 2015, the $3,000 scholarship has been processed and the funds transferred to the student's educational institution - East Valley MedicalCollege in Mesa, AZ.  The monies will be allocated for the selected applicant to complete her CNA-PCT certification.  The Club's actions in support of TRVFA, provides a deserving person the ability to change one's life for the better.  The Club hopes to keep in contact with the awardee to provide updates as to her progress, graduation and employment. 
 
Per Dennis Haberer, Rotarian (Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club) and TRVFA Board Chair, TRVFA is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 5019c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies.  TRVFA is an organization which meets Arizona's Credit for Contributions to A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  TRVFA is funded entirely by donations and grants.  Donations may qualify for an Arizona Tax Credit up to the amount allowed by state law and be deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.  To donate and/or sign up for TRVFA newsletter - see website:  www.trvfa.org.  
 
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.  Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158
 
Picture:  Dennis Haberer, Rotarian and TRVFA Board Chair, providing RI District 5510 Convention attendees an overview of the program.