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Welcome to Peoria North Rotary Club, Arizona, USA

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 06:00 PM

Arizona Broadway Theatre

7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382
United States

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Posted by Bret McKeand on Aug 18, 2014

Peoria North Rotary was recognized recently for its membership increases over the past year. District Governor Chuck Fitzgerald presented Club President MaryAnne Baker with a "Smaller Club Membership GrowImageth" certificate in honor of the club's membership growing to "20 or more" members in 2014. The District Governor made his "official" visit to the club on Aug. 6.
Posted by Bret McKeand on Aug 18, 2014

Joel Ruetz, the club's newest exchange student, made his first appearance at the club's Aug. 6 meeting. Joel is from Berne, Switzerland and will be attending Mountain Ridge High School this year as a junior.Image

Posted by Bret McKeand on Aug 18, 2014

Several club members gathered July 30 at Sweet Tomatoes in Phoenix to assist a local nonprofit project that collects, packs and mails care packages to U.S. military serving throughout the world. The effort was coordinated and led by Past President Katie Carmack.Image

Posted by Bret McKeand on Aug 18, 2014

The Peoria North Rotary Club welcomed inbound exchange student Ya-Han "Sandy" Cao to Arizona during June and July. Several members of the club hosted Sandy during her six-week visit to the Valley of the Sun. Sandy's activities included celebrating Independence Day, viewing the Arizona Diamondbacks, visiting the Heard Museum and traveling to Southern California.Image

Posted by Rebecca Wilks on Nov 28, 2012

Among the newest of Arizona's nearly 140 Rotary Clubs, Peoria North Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders who strive to provide strong humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build goodwill and peace throughout their community and the world. Peoria North Rotary Club received its charter from Rotary International on December 2, 2005.
Posted by Bret McKeand on Jul 09, 2014

2014-15 officersPeoria Peoria North Rotary held its annual "Commotion Celebration" June 25 to officially install its 2014-15 officers. 
MaryAnne Baker will serve as president. Other officers are Gary Connelly, president-elect; Ken Parsons, secretary; Deb Utz, treasurer.
Katie Carmack steps down from the presidency after two years and becomes Immediate Past President. Rebecca Wilks will chair the Foundation and Tammy Sabinsky, New Generation-Youth.
Newly installed District Governor Chuck Fitzgerald was on hand to officially install the new officers. 


Posted by Bret McKeand on Jul 09, 2014

Incoming President MaryAnne Baker presents a special gift to Outgoing President Katie Carmack during the club's June 25 "Commotion Celebration." Katie served as president for the past two years. For MaryAnne, the position is a familiar one: She also served as club president in 2005-07.Katie-MaryAnne

Posted by Bret McKeand on Jul 09, 2014

To mark the end of Katie Carmack's two-year stint as club president, members of Peoria North Rotary surprised Katie with a specially written and staged performance of "Once Upon a Time: The KatieElla Story" based on the tale of Cinderella. The performance was written and directed by Carol Hammond, and narrated by Dave Hammond. The "Two-Bit Players" performing were: Ken Parsons, Janet Gregg, Deb Utz, Gerrit and Carolee Terpstra as Jack and Gus, MaryAnne Baker as the Fairy Godmother,  with Katie's brother,Todd, as the Grand Duke.KatieElla

Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jul 16, 2014

Chuck Strange visited the club in June to promote a nationwide project that collects cell phones for those serving in the military. Chuck shared with the club the purpose of the nonprofit campaign and its desire to collect cell phones and ship them to those serving abroad in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Chuck is a long-time community volunteer and serves on the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and Peoria Diamond Club Boards of Directors.

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Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on May 26, 2014

Exchange Student Presentation

This past Wednesday, the PNRC had the opportunity to listen to our Inbound Exchange Student, Chang Lin Ye, better known to us all as Chasel, present an overview of his past 9 months here in AZ.  What a funny, delightful young man !!  He will be leaving early June for a month long train trip throughout the US, along with many other Exchange Students.  He will be heading home to Taiwan in late July.  If you haven't already, please do make an effort to spend some time with this young man.  Image

Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on May 26, 2014

District Conference

A number of PNRC members had the opportunity last week to attend the Annual District Conference, which was held in Lake Havasu this year..  Please contact your fellow club members that attendedn (George, Willi, Mary Anne, or Gary) for an update on what is new with the District.  Attached are some photos (thank you Gary) to show how well represented PNRC was.  


Mary Anne Baker, President Elect, accepting the Presidential Citation on behalf of PNRC.


George Wheeler facilitating the Foundation Awards Presentaion.


Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Mar 19, 2014

On February 26th Members of PNRC had the opportunity to see our community projects/District Grants in action.  Multiple members spent time at Alta Loma Elementary School Weds. evening; and with the guidance of Alta Loma Principal, Kristen Pasinski, were able to observe and participate in the computer lab set up in the Junior High building.  District Grant funds have been used to purchase 4 computer stations, which now allow the students to actively engage in the classroom, while at the same time being instructed by the teacher.  As always, it's great to see Rotary In Motion!!   (Pic:  Kate Carmack, Kristen Pasinski, Steve Matthews, Adam Carlat, Tammy Sabinsky)


Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Mar 19, 2014

As all of you know, PNRC, along with RI, have a strong commitment to Youth programs, with the goal being to encourage and build leaders of tomorrow.  PNRC remains actively involved both with the Student of the Month Program at Mountain Ridge High School, and supporting the District 5490 RYLA program.  Wednesday, March 5th, we had the great opportunity to meet Student of the Month for January from MRHS, Omar Doost;  additionally 4 of the 6 RYLA students sponsored by the club for RYLA this year were present to share a brief overview of their amazing experiences!!  (Pic # 1:  Student Omar and President ImageKatie Carmack)  (Pic # 2:  RYLA Delegates Hannah, Justine, Daniel, and Raj)Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Feb 02, 2014

PNRC is pleased to have been represented by such a strong group during the Rotary Wheelchair Distribution this weekend in Hermasillo Mexico. 

(Ken/Fran Parsons; Rebecca Wilks/Marco Cecala; Willi/George Wheeler; MaryAnne/Rob Baker)



Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jan 29, 2014

"Arch C. Klumph Society Members are among The Rotary
Foundation’s top leaders and innovators. Members believe in the
work of The Rotary Foundation and have made supporting peace,
education, and humanitarian assistance part of their personal
mission. They are key supporters of the Foundation, and their
involvement is vital to its work."

Please join your fellow Peoria North Rotary Club members in congratulating our own George and Willi Wheeler on their induction to the Rotary Arch Klumph Society.  George and Willi, we are honored to share this Rotary journey with you.   

Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Jan 29, 2014

Below are a two thank you notes PNRC received from students who were sponsored by the club for the RYLA 2014 program earlier this month.  One student comes from Deer Valley HS, the 2nd from Mountain Ridge HS.  Just a simple, straight forward reminder of why both Rotary and PNRC continue to support the youth and future leaders of our community!!!

 1.  My name is Andrea XXXXX and I was one of the delegates at RYLA this year. I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to go to RYLA because it was one of the best weekends of my life! I learned so many things on leadership and how to become a great leader, like using good communication, and teamwork. The camp really helped me grow as a person and I am very grateful for that. I also met a lot of amazing people who made the trip that much more fun for me. Going to RYLA was definitely a life-changing experience and I had so much fun with every single activity we did. Thank you again for choosing me to go to it! I hope you have a great rest of your week, and thank you for your time. :) Sincerely, Andrea XXXX


 2.I want to thank you and rotary for giving me this opportunity to experience many great and beneficial things. This trip has inspired me to do even greater things for the people and community around me. I learned how to work well with others and show leadership, however the most important of all i got the break out of my shell at RYLA. Like i said in the interview before i was a very shy person but i learned how to open up more and to face your fears. Therefore i believe this trip has helped with my shyness alot and that is why i really want to thank you for paying the expenses for the trip and putting RYLA together for future leaders like me.

                                       Daniel K


Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Dec 07, 2013

One of our Annual "Service Projects" is participating with the Toys for Tots program, facilitated by the US Marine Corp.  This morning was another great example of 'Service Above Self';  Nothing like a room full of Rotarians to get the work done !!!  (Photo:  Winston Wood, Rebecca Wilks, Tammy and Natalie Sabinsky; Katie Carmack and Friends)Image
Posted by Bret McKeand on Nov 27, 2013

Members of Peoria North Rotary Club joined students from Mountain Ridge High School Interact Club Nov. 23 to collect turkeys for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance's "Super Saturday" Food Drive. The turkey drive took place in front of the Albertson's grocery story at 8240 W. Deer Valley Road in Peoria. A team of eight students and three members of the Rotary Club joined forces and reached a goal of collecting 100 turkeys during the drive. The turkeys and other donated items were distributed to families in need prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo: Gary Connelly, Terry Brown, and MRHS Interact Students)
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Nov 27, 2013

The Holiday Season has begun for PNRC with the start of Bell Ringing for the NW Valley Salvation Army.... a longstanding tradition in the club.  Here is Natalie Sabinsky, who was out bright and early on Saturday morning ringing with her mother, club member Tammy.  What a great way to show your community you care !!!Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Nov 17, 2013

It's that time again... the annual Dictionary deliveries to our local elementary school 3rd grade classes.  This remains a project that PNRC participates in with the Peoria Rotary club.  Below you see club member Gary Connelly and a class of very happy 3rd graders....  want to make a child smile?  Just ask them to say the longest word in the dictionary!!  Can YOU say it ?   Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Nov 17, 2013

On Saturday, November 2, under the stadium lights, and a lovely Arizona evening, the 4th Annual Peoria Beer Festival was held.  For those of you who were able to attend, what a nice evening!  It was great to see the community come out to support this annual event which benefits both Peoria North Rotary and The Peoria Diamond Club.  Thank you everyone!!Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Oct 19, 2013

Two of our own PNRC members recently were presented with important Rotary Recognition.  Rebecca Wilks has been honored as a Major Donor, and Willi Wheeler has been awarded her 8th Paul Harris Award.  You both are a shining example of commitment to Service Above Self !!!Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Oct 19, 2013

On Friday, October 11, PNRC was Honored as a Community Partner by the Arizona Broadway Theater during their 4th Annual, Take a Bow Awards.  It continues to be a great honor to work side by side with this wonderful community organization.  Thank you AZBT !!Image
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Aug 28, 2013

ImagePeoria North Rotary members, along with family and friends, had the opportunity to participate this past weekend in the Million Meals packing project which is being facilitated to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Arizona.  By the end of the 8 hour day consisting of 2 hour shifts,  272,000 meals had been packed.  The 8-10 AM crew, which PNRC was a part of,  packed 325 boxes, 70,200 meals, 192 children fed for a year.  Now THAT is why we love Rotary. (Photo: Rebecca Wilks, Katie Carmack, Tammy Sabinsky with Family and Friends)
Posted by Tamera Sabinsky on Nov 28, 2012

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