Tag: SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary

Music Mends Minds Restoring the Rhythm of Life community concert May 23

Music Mends Minds: Restoring the Rhythm of Life (sponsored by SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary) will hold its first SaddleBrooke concert on Wednesday, May 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in MountainView Ballroom West. We all know someone who has suffered from the devastating effects of neurodegenerative diseases. Music Mends Minds (http://www.musicmendsminds.org) is a nonprofit organization…

Rotary supports students of the arts

Tim Morsani In 2016, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke invited artist Diana Madaras to headline a fundraiser to help fund art departments in nearby schools. SaddleBrooke residents channeled over $6,000 to elementary schools in Oracle, San Manuel and Catalina. Oracle used their $2,000 to purchase ukuleles which are being used to introduce fifth graders to…

Rotary supports speaking skills

Tim Morsani Every year Rotary Clubs around the country sponsor speech contests for middle school and high school students. The subject is Rotary’s Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships? 4.…

Cowboy Up!

Maggie deBlock Speaking to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary, Alan Day regaled the audience with stories from his latest book Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from the Lazy B Ranch. Alan presented an entertaining account of his young life on a 200,000 acre ranch. His book is a collection of short stories, co-authored with Lynn W. Sneyd. As…

Inspirational speaker at Rotary

Patty Albaugh with Joe Pinella

Patti Albaugh On October 5, 2017 Mr. Joe Pinella gave an inspirational speech to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary regarding overcoming adversity through the healing arts of Chi Gong and Tai Chi Kung. As a teenager he met a Chinese Buddhist Monk who took him to the Chinese temple (store front) and there he discovered the…

Fighting hunger

Dr. Cynthia Chevalley, Director of the Tri-Community Food Bank

Maggie de Block On March 16, 2017 Dr. Cynthia Chevalley, Director of the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB), presented an inspiring message entitled Business of Hope to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary members. Dr. Chevalley has been the Director/Chairperson at TCFB for the past 12 years. Prior to coming to SaddleBrooke she worked as a Trauma Surgeon in…

From Iowa Tribe Reservation to college president

Debbie Foster Central Arizona College President Jackie Elliott spoke to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary on March 30. Dr. Elliott shared a bit of her life story and her goals for Central Arizona College. Dr. Elliott was selected as the ninth President of Central Arizona College where she assumed the role in July of 2016. Prior…