Tag: SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary

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…

Tabitha Yim: Inspiration for success

Earline Lewis, Mary Toth, Jack Marley, Debra Foster, Terry Stobe, Jack Stebe, Barb McKenzie, Tabitha Yim, Kick Kroese, Tony Ingle, Patti Albaugh and Roger Bogard

Dick Kroese SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club was honored and privileged to have Tabitha Yim, head gymnastics coach of the University of Arizona. Tabitha came to the University in May of 2015 after serving as an assistant coach at Stanford. She has competed at the highest levels of the sport and established herself as one of…

A POW’s story

Bill McMurry relates his POW experience in Vietnam.

Patti R. Albaugh Bill McMurry recently spoke to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary about his experience as a POW in North Vietnam. He was captured on February 7, 1968 after helping defend the Lang Vei Special Forces surveillance camp in the northwestern corner of South Vietnam, about one and a half miles from the Laotian border. Lang…

Who you gonna’ call? SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners

Patti R. Albaugh Louise Grabell, coordinator for the SaddleBrooke Master Gardener program, recently spoke to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary about the background, vision and services of Master Gardeners. Louise was formerly a high school science teacher but even as a child she was interested in gardening. “I have my mother to thank for that,” she said…