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The Rotary Club of Fountain Hills

The Rotary Club members share a commitment to make Fountain Hills, as well as Arizona and the world, better places for us all to live and thrive.  Rotarians enjoy working on projects that enhance our communities.  We are a local organization that shares our open doors to Rotarians all across the world; and our fellow Rotarians will show us the same warm welcome.

Enjoy this site and all there is to know about Rotary.  If you would like to learn more about the Club and possible membership, please contact us.

Club Meeting Information

Our club meetings are open to Rotarians and guests as well as anyone interested in learning more about Rotary and our Club.

DATES:   Every Tuesday (excluding holiday weeks)

TIME:      11:30 am for lunch; High Noon - 1:00 pm for meeting

PLACE:    Fountain View Village, second floor dining room,                                                16455 E Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ  Click for Map

MENU:    A fresh salad bar, entree with a side dish and a tasty desert. 

COST:     $12.00


Each week we have interesting speakers whose subjects range from travel to businesses of interests, we hear from local students and teachers as well as city, county and state elected officials. 

11/21/2017   No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving
11/28/2017   Holly Callen Polio Immunization in Nigeria
12/5/2017   Nichole Perkins FH Parent Teacher Org
12/12/2017   Roxanne Boryczki  AZ Travels - Travel Updates and Tips
12/19/2017   Club Gift Exchange Ken Ulrikson
12/26/2017   No Meeting Merry Christmas
1/2/2018   No Meeting Happy New Year
1/9/2018    Jennifer Nealon Fountain View Village Overview and Update
1/16/2018    Bill Montgomery  Maricopa County Attorney's Update

Welcome New Members

Traci Gregory


Bill Vinson


Richard Holper

Attorney, Fountain Hills and the Verdes

Duane Fifer


Message from our Club President

Tony Pistilli was our Club President for the Rotary year of 2014-15.  He is back by popular demand to do it all again!

"Our members join Rotary for a wide variety of reasons.  Perhaps it’s to drive customers to their business, or to ‘give back’ to the community or possibly to create new friendships.   Once involved in our organization, our members stay for the relationships and camaraderie enjoyed at our meetings, events and most of all, the service projects. 

From the local Fountain Hills Splash Park to the world-wide eradication of Polio, our members play a vital role.  Our membership ranges in age from young 40 somethings to young-at-heart 90 somethings!  Members provide a wide variety of talents which we categorize as ‘Brain Power, Muscle Power and Money Power”.

With so many demands placed on our society today, Rotary is a Service Above Self organization that is committed to helping others and to keep us grounded in what is important.  Our Rotary Club of Fountain Hills has taken on the challenges of":  Click here to read more

What it's like being a club member!

Our club made a trip to Chapala, Mexico, to get to know our sister club!  Thank you John Gonzolas and your fellow members for the generous gifts of your time and friendship!


Sure ... we enjoy dining together!  Our lunch meetings provide an opportunity to get to know one another.  The lunches give us time to share our interests and begin planning future projects and events.


Our winter fund-raiser is in full swing!  We are selling wreaths, mini-trees and center pieces for Christmas gift giving.  You can learn more by clicking here.

ABOVE:  Darline Leader and Tony Spellman are working the hotdog and brat booth at the Fountain Hills Fair.  The Fair proceeds have been a critical fund raiser for the club. RIGHT:  Art Ammon is cleaning up (as he usually does) at the hotdog booth.

Each week we have an interesting speaker who updates or educates our members on a wide variety of subjects.

The world needs more Rotarians!

Are you ready to join our club?

Have you learned enough about our Rotary Club of Fountain Hills to the point where you are ready to join our ranks?  Are you ready to help Fountain Hills continue progressing as a fine community to raise children and retire?  Are you ready to make long-term friendships and have lots of fun with your new buddies?

GREAT!  Let's get you started!

Here's what's next:

  • Attend three meetings, socials or club projects so you can affirm you have found the right organization for you.
  • Submit an application form which is board reviewed and then approved by the membership.
  • Attend your induction meeting for all members to welcome you.  This includes a brief self-introduction so members get to know you and your interests.
  • Attend an overview with the Membership Chairperson.
  • Attend two board meetings (asap) to understand the Club's planning and decision making process.
  • Get involved with a committee that compliments your skills and interests.

That's it! 

As with most everything today, there are some associated costs.  Here is what you can expect:

  • $25.00 application fee collected with the application form.  This is one-time only.
  • $10.00 per month as local club dues, payable quarterly, in advance.
  • District and International dues are payable semi-annually, in advance.  The 2017-18 dues are $138.00.  Our fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.
  • We have club fund raisers during which we ask members to sell products. Currently these fund raisers are Holiday Wreaths (Oct & Nov) or Wine Raffle Tickets (Feb & March).  For our members who don't get very excited about having to sell items, they will purchase the items personally or make a donation to the event.  Members who choose the donation option, generally chip in $75 - $200.
  • You will need to purchase a personalized club shirt to be worn during a variety of events.  The cost is $35.00.  There is also a 'Rotarian At Work' shirt which many choose to purchase for $25.00.
  • Weekly lunches are an option.  If you choose to enjoy the delicious meals, the cost is $12.00 per week and billable quarterly, in advance.
  • We have a weekly raffle drawing that each member contributes $2.00.  Depending upon attendance the prize is between $20 and $35 per week.
  • We have "Happy Dollars" which are voluntary.  This donation, during the early part of the meeting, gives you access to the microphone so you can share what's going on in your life.  We love the Member stories and find "Happy Dollars" a wonderful way to get to know one another.

Let's talk 'total' :

  • Initiation Fee (one time only)      $   25.00
  • Annual Club Dues:                          $ 120.00
  • Annual District & RI dues:            $ 138.00
  • Personalized Shirt:                         $    35.00
  • Raffle                                                 $   80.00
  • Total    (first year)                           $  398.00

Optional fees

  • Fund Raisers:                                  $ 150.00 - $400.00
  • Lunch:                                               $ 480.00 (optional)

Would you like to talk with our Membership Chairperson?  He can answers any questions you may have!  Send Wayne an e-mail!

Rotary: 1905

Rotary: 2017

Rotary was ahead of it's time.  Back in 1905 a small group of businessmen gathered and formed a networking group.  This group was all about building their businesses.  They would rotate the meeting location from one business establishment to another ... hence the club became known as the Rotary Club.  Click here to read more ...


Rotary Club members still support the businesses of other Rotarians, but that is a small part of the total organizational focus today.  Rotarians are proud of our international slogan "Service Above Self".  World-wide Rotarians come together to help ... click here to read more 

Rotary International’s Areas of Focus

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.  Our 2.1 million members who belong to 35,000+ clubs work together to do good worldwide.  We direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:


  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies

Noon Fountain Hills Club’s Focus

  • Our members are one area of focus.  Our weekly meetings provide comradarie and purpose for our Super Senior members.
  • Club members teach Junior Achievement Classes at Fountain Hills Schools as well as to the Home School Children
  • Club members clean the streets to help keep Fountain Hills beautiful
  • Club members volunteer to work with children and horses at the Reigning Grace facility in the Rio Verde Foothills
  • Club members organized the Hermosillo, Mexico, Micro-Credt program which funds start-up businesses thereby allow families to create a better life
  • Club members have been organizers and coordinators for the three-day Rotary Youth Leadership Academy held annually for local teens to learn life and leadership skills

Click here to read more ...

Links to Rotary International information

As a world-wide organization, there are many moving parts within Rotary.  Here are a few links to the Rotary International site and a some subjects which you may find helpful.  Once again, if you have any questions, CONTACT US!



Our Club has the pleasure of raising funds and helping within organizations that benefit local residents.  You will find our members and money at work within:

  • Extended Hands Food Bank
  • Reigning Grace Ranch
  • Boys and Girls Club - McKee Branch
  • Junior Achievement
  • Bobs' Free Bikes
  • Fountain Hills High School Scholarships
  • Fountain Hills High School Band Equipment
  • Fountain Hills Mentoring Program
  • Home School Interact Club
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)
  • Rotaract Club of Grand Canyon University
  • International Exchange Students
  • Over the years there have been too many to name.

Our Fun(d) Raising

Christmas Wreath Sale In Full Swing!

HO! HO! HO! Christmas is only six months away so it's time to pull out your wreath list and check it twice!  In early September we will be ready to take orders.

The wreaths are perfect for family, neighbors, friends, business associates and your service providers like the landscaper and your handyman!  Click here for more info

2018 Wine Raffle Planning Beings Soon!

The wine raffle has been a wonderful Club success for the past two years.  The proceeds have helped support a number of worthy local and international projects. 

We look forward to the 2018 Raffle being even bigger and better.  Watch for upcoming details on line and in the Fountain Hills Times.