Welcome to 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

NOTE:  Our meeting schedule has changed!  We now only have a lunch meeting with a featured speaker twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  Our service projects will be on the 1st Tuesday (whenever possible) and the monthly social will be on the 3rd Tuesday.  Check out our full calendar for more details.

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

DATES:   2nd and 4th Tuesday (September through June)

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

 

  DATE   EVENT LOCATION Details
October          
  9   MEETING Fountain View Village Assembly
  12   Service Project Safeway parking lot Trash Aerobics
  16   Club Social  DC Bar & Grill 5:00 pm for happy hour and dinner - self pay
  23   MEETING Fountain View Village Michele Ugenti-Rita - AZ House of Representatives
  24   FYI:  International Polio Plus Day    
  27   Service Project Golden Eagle Park FH Make A Difference Day
  30   Tuesday #5 - no meeting or event    
November          
  6   Service Project Safeway parking lot Save the Family Painting Project 
  13   MEETING (FVV)                         (Turkeys for Extended Hands) Fountain View Village Zarrine Caldwell - Rotary Peace Fellow
  9-11   Ftn Hills Arts and Crafts Fair      
  16-17   Service Project  EVIT School, Fountain Hills Mars Hill Debate Contest Judging

Welcome New Members

Pam Schairbaum


 

David Williams


 

MONTHLY SOCIALS NOW PART OF ROTARY

Time for some club fun!

As one member often says about our Club "I joined for business reasons and I stay because of my friends".  The social fabric of our Club has brought like-minded people together who enjoy doing good things for others.  When you have giving in your heart, you probably have numerous other common interests.

The third week of each month has been earmarked for a club social event.  There will be a wide variety of events ranging from the Fish Fry at DC Bar and Grill to the Desert Belle Lake Saguaro Cruise and of course the Fountain Hills Community Theater will be included!

The gatherings will generally begin at 5:00 pm ... or whenever you get there.  As we get to know one another over a beer, wine or cocktail we often create our next project or event.

If you would like to participate, just stop by.  No reservations needed.  Happy hour pricing will be available until 6:00.  So, arrive early and grab a seat!

Need information or details?  Contact the Party People (Ralph, Pam and Traci)

 

 

 

 

 

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 will is in full swing soon!  We sell wreaths, mini-trees and center pieces for Christmas gift giving.  These gifts are delivered directly to your recipient's front door.  They are perfect as a hostess gift, holiday greeting for family and friends as well as business associates.  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! 

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: 2018-19

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

Rotary Club of Fountain Hills’ 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!

 

PROJECTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM ROTARY CLUB OF FOUNTAIN HILLS

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:

  • Stitchers of Hope
  • 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 is 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  late 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

If you want an e-mail notice with pre-sale details, click here with your request.

2018 Wine Raffle Big Success

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

We look forward to the 2019 Raffle being even bigger and better.  Watch for upcoming details on line and in the Fountain Hills Times.  If you want advance notice or to participate, send us a request by clicking here.