Tag: SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary

Sunrise Rotary Club speaker shares love of music

Allison Howard and Dick Kroese

Dick Kroese SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club speaker was Allison B. Howard, Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Arizona, also the Pride of Arizona and Pep Bands, is a conductor for the Wind Symphony, teaches various music education courses and the Marching Band Leadership course, she is also the chapter sponsor for Tau Beta…

Banner Day for SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club

Patti R. Albaugh SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club had plenty to celebrate at their June 25 breakfast meeting. Outgoing President Dick Kroese received a standing ovation for his initiative and hard work to start a morning Rotary club in SaddleBrooke. In less than a year, the newly chartered club received a Presidential Citation from Rotary International,…

SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club receives Presidential Citation

President Dick Kroese and Rotary District 5500 Presenter Joe Hentges; photo by Savo Fries

Roger Bogard This was a great honor since the club was just chartered on November 11, 2014. We are the first chartered club in this district in recent history to receive this award. Each year the incoming President of Rotary International establishes the criteria that will be used to identify clubs operating at exceptionally high…

Savo Fries earns Paul Harns Fellow Recognition

Patti R. Albaugh Savo Fries, a member of the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club, recently received recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow, a group of individuals acknowledged by Rotary International. Fellows have contributed, or have had contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Ms. Fries is a retired realtor…

Buffelgrass a nuisance and a danger

Patti R. Albaugh What could be so bad about a grass that was imported from Africa to provide erosion control and feed for cattle? A lot. On April 30 Dodge DiVall from Arizona State Parks talked to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club about the threat of buffelgrass in Arizona. Arizona is the first state to…

Rotarians learn about Western National Parks Association

The WNPA store in Oro Valley.

Patti R. Albaugh Amy Reichgott of the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) spoke to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary on February 19 at their weekly breakfast meeting. Ms. Reichgott explained how the WNPA, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, supports sixty-seven parks in twelve western states. Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect…