January 23, 2015 - Phoenix Rotary 100

friday, january 23, 2014 | volume XC | no. 26 | rotary100.org
today’s program
Diane McCarthy
Make a difference in someone’s life
in just a few hours THIS SATURDAY!
Join the MS Service Day to help complete projects for people living with Multiple Sclerosis
– light work that is easy for you, but very difficult for someone with MS.
Saturday January 24 • 9 a.m. to noon
Call Howie Simon, 602.384.8582, or the office, 602.604.8221, to sign up
Glendale’s Got the Super Bowl,
So Why Does She Need Fixing?
Diane B. McCarthy has been Director of Partnerships and Government
Affairs with Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) since
2007. Her career includes eight years in the Arizona House of Representatives and four years on the Arizona Corporation Commission, where
she was the first woman elected to serve. McCarthy also was acting president of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and founding president of Western
Maricopa Coalition.
Prior to joining West-MEC, McCarthy was senior vice president of the
Arizona State University Foundation for four years. She was a founding
member of Leadership West, Fighter Country Partnership & Friends of
the West Valley Recreation Corridor and remains active in many civic
Currently, McCarthy is chair of Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from ASU.
Diane McCarthy may be reached at [email protected]
Thank you to
Ken Young and
Phoenix Flower Shops
for the beautiful flowers
at our meetings
each week.
Phoenix Flower Shops:
(602) 393-5053
JANUARY 16, 2015
Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Members Absent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Members Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Total Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
paul harris corner
program previews
Each week we feature an excerpt from “Paul Harris,
Selections from My Road to Rotary.”
January 24 – MS Service Day
Enjoy hands-on projects and make a difference
in a life in one day. Contact Howie Simon at
602.384.8582 or the office, 602.604.8221.
January 30, 2015
The King’n Trio
(like “The Kingston Trio”)
Entertainment: a 5-member
singing/instrumental group
Program Introducer:
Phil Geiger
Rotary Begins to Spread
And so it went on from city to city and eventually from country to country, and my five years
of vagabondage served me in good stead. After
all, I was only leading Rotary over trails I had
already blazed.
Had my leadership been more skillful or my
plans more definitely worked out in advance, I
doubtless could have secured the full cooperation of Chicago Rotarians and gone forward with
a solid front. As a matter of fact, my conception
of Rotary was undergoing evolutionary processes,
almost revolutionary at times. I had preached the
doctrine of carefree fellowship. I had been freest
of the free, gayest of the gay, my voice had lead in
song and laughter. Members were satisfied with
that order. Now was something quite different. In
this dilemma, it seemed easier to organize new
clubs with new and progressive thoughts than to
reconvert old members.
Our success in the United States inspired
us to project Rotary over the boundary line into
Canada. After two unsuccessful attempts the
right man eventually was interested and the first
club outside the United States was organized in
Winnipeg. Other Canadian cities followed.
Flushed with success, we then felt that it was
of vital importance to get things started in Great
Britain and of course, London was the choice of
all cities. To win London to the movement was
a grand objective and in course of time, the
opportunity opened up.
January 24 – St. Luke’s at the Mountain
Please help distribute food on the second
(6 a.m.) and fourth (noon) Saturdays of every
month at 848 E. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix. Contact
Bob Withers with any questions, 480.607.3348.
February 8 – Grape Arizona Wine Event
Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue,
Phoenix, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $60
in advance or $65 at the door. At least 16 Arizona
wineries will be represented, and wine will be
available for sale at the event. Proceeds will
benefit Phoenix Rotary Club Charities and United
Phoenix Fire Fighters Charities. Sign up online at
grapearizonawineevent.com, call the office at
602.604.8221 or email [email protected]
February 19 – Project C.U.R.E.
Your help is needed packing medical supplies
on the third Thursday of every month from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2100 W. 14th St. T3, Tempe.
Contact Jim Soudriette if you have any questions,
April 11 – Second Century Golf Classic
The Phoenix Rotary 100–Salvation Army Second
Century Golf Classic at Stonecreek Golf Club,
4435 E.Paradise Village Parkway S, Phoenix,
starting at 6:30 a.m. A banquet will follow play.
Single, $150; foursome, $550. 602.604.8221.
February 6, 2015
Jos Anshell, PR Professional
“Armchair Quarterbacking the
2015 Super Bowl Commercials,”
Program Introducer:
Steve Bretschneider
February 13, 2015
Dr. Daniel Lee,
University of Pennsylvania
“Robots that Play Soccer: Why
Univ of Pennsylvania’s Robots
are Dominating the Field”
Program Introducer:
Steve Bretschneider
March 6, 2015
Club Assembly
March 13, 2015
Denis Franklin MD
The Demise of the Mental
Health Institutions in America
Program Introducer:
PPDick Dunseath
March 20, 2015
Tom Ambrose, former CEO,
Phoenix Suns Charities
“Notes from the Wacko File:
My Life with the Suns”
Program Introducer:
February 20, 2015
Phoenix Rotary 100 Foundation
March 27, 2015
Sharon Tennison,
Center for Citizen Initiatives,
Citizen Diplomacy
“From Russia with Love:
Another Cold War?”
Program Introducer:
Susan O’Neal
February 27, 2015
Marty Brounstein
“Two Among the Righteous Few:
A Story of Inner Faith, Courage
and Compassion during the
Program Introducer:
Brooks Hilliard
April 3, 2015
Raymond DuBois, M.D., PhD,
Executive Director, Bio Design
Center, ASU: Off-Site Meeting
“What is Bio Design Science?
Delivering Solutions that Work”
Program Introducers:
Terry Gilberg, Andrea Moseley
April 10, 2015
Speech Contest
Annual Rotary Program
April 17, 2015
Fr. Tom Enneking
How the Crosier Village is
Developing South Mountain:
A look at a rapid developing area
of the Valley
April 24, 2015
May 1, 2015
Cheryl Casati,
Equestrian Coach
The Lure of the Kentucky Derby:
Fast Horses, Big Hats!
May 8, 2015
Annual Youth Exchange
May 15, 2015
May 22. 2015
Tom Tudor
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
May 29, 2015
Marc L. Miller, Dean,
UofA Law School
Law School Enrollment
it happened at phoenix rotary 100
The 23rd meeting of our
101st year was called to
order by VP Tony Kakar.
Somers White followed
with the invocation and
pledge, and Doug Bauguss
led us in singing the
patriotic song wearing an
Ohio State hat, which he
wore because he lost a football bet when the Buckeyes
beat the Oregon Ducks.
Visiting Rotarians and
guests were introduced by
Mo Bronson with a round of
applause of welcome to all.
Secretary Allister Adel’s
guest was her boss, Charles
Flanagan, director of Arizona Department of Child
Safety. She cited that tremendous strides have been
made within the department,
and that mandatory hot line
report calls have gone from 45 minutes to 50
seconds. The department is heavily focused on
prevention and there is a need for foster families
for the children. Anyone willing to open their
home to foster a child please contact Allister.
Table ambassadors opened up conversation with
greetings and passed out the literature on each
table of upcoming events. Secretary Allister offered free tickets to Harkins to anyone who knew
who was arrested in Japan in 1980 and sent home
nine days later. Answer? Paul McCartney. Dave
Johnson was the lucky winner.
VP Tony Kakar gave the president’s report and
informed us that Artificial Language is on the
rise and into our lives. There will be a driverless
car available in three years. He also predicted
the outcome of the Super Bowl: New England
Patriots 34, Seattle Sea Hawks 31. Tony reminded
us that the Rocky Mountain Rotary Leadership
Institute program is Saturday February 7 at the
Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix. Phoenix Rotary 100 will pay your
registration fee!
Rooster fining was led by the capable PDG John
King. PP Roger Marce, Matt Diethelm and
Mike King willingly emptied their pockets for
being rooster stumped.
April Miller and Anne
Cornelius announced The
Grape Arizona Wine Event,
February 8, 2-5 p.m. at the
Irish Cultural Center on
Central Avenue. More than
13 wineries will participate
in this much-anticipated
annual event. All the proceeds go to the wonderful youth programs run by Phoenix Rotary Club
friday, january 16, 2015
Charities and the United Phoenix Fire Fighters
Charities. Become a sponsor! Don’t miss this
“Grape” event!
PP Roger Marce announced the Phoenix Rotary 100 and The Salvation Army are hosting
the Second Century Golf Classic April 11 at the
Stonecreek Golf Club. Practice and Continental
breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at
7:30 a.m. and a banquet follows play. Register by
calling 602-604-8221.
Robert Roth, catering manager of Phoenix
Country Club, discussed the increase in price
of food purchased for our luncheon and that
increase will be passed on to the membership in
the near future.
Anne Cornelius introduced
today’s speaker, Chris Herstam, who spoke about how
the state election results
will affect the 2015 legislative session. Herstam has
been active at the Arizona
State Capitol for 32 years,
serving in a variety of public policy positions. He
served as a state representative in the Arizona
Legislature for eight years, the last two, as the
House Republican Majority Whip.
Herstam defined “Dark money” versus corporation donations to candidates. Low registered
voter turnout on election day was a boon for
the Republican Party in Arizona. Broken down,
Republican voters at the
polls were 34.5 percent
vs. Democrat voters at
29 percent. He discussed further the need
for better education
in order for Arizona to
have a solid foundation of well-educated
Arizonans who will be
the next generation to run the State. Today, 82
percent of the children in the state are attending
traditional schools. There are 6.6 million residents in the state and 18.6 percent – or one million two hundred fifty three thousand residents
– are living in poverty and low income children
do poorly in school. Arizona, like our neighboring state Nevada, has not fully recovered from the
recession, mainly due to the fact that our industry relies heavily on building and construction.
Arizona had a 10 percent loss of jobs, and 62
percent of those have beenrecovered. Herstam
commented on the new Governor’s inaugural
speech and what was not mentioned: common
core, Medicare, transportation gas tax and the
Herstam is a frequent guest appearing on local
television and radio outlets to discuss public
policy and political issues, most commonly on
NBC and Channel 12.
VP Tony Kakar closed the meeting. This concluded the 5,055 meeting of Phoenix Rotary 100.
it happened at the rm auto auction at the arizona biltmore
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To Benefit
February 8 • 2-5 p.m.
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
$60 in Advance • $65 at the Door
Thank you Thom Von Hapsburg for all
your hard work organizing our volunteers!
More than a dozen Arizona
wineries will be represented,
and wine will be available for
purchase at the event.
a sponsor!
Call the office
at 602.604.8221
or email
[email protected]
1.Jim Soudriette, Bill Gumbert and Bill Clements man the keys.
2.& 3. Two of the beautiful cars ready for the auction block.
4.From left, our members Dennis Rusk, Craig Wilson, Bill Chase, Dick Karpinski and Andrea Moseley.
5.Our creative photographer Dave Johnson gets up high.
To see more of Dave’s RM Auction photos, visit our Facebook page.
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill
and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial
to all concerned?
Beth Baldacchino
The Rotarizonian
Published weekly by:
Phoenix Rotary 100
501 East Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
E-mail: [email protected]
Rotary International does not
endorse political candidates and
prohibits clubs from endorsing
political candidates. However,
this should not prohibit candidates from speaking at club
meetings. It is the responsibility of Rotarians to be informed
about the issues affecting their
local community, state and nation.
Rotary clubs throughout the
world include members who
have many different religious
beliefs and values and yet are
united by their service to humanity. Each Rotary club uses
its own judgment in conducting
its meetings in a manner that
Phoenix Rotary 100 Officers 2014-2015
President: Carl F. Petersen
Vice President: Rajesh “Tony” Kakar
Secretary: Allister Adel
Treasurer: Nicole Pudney
Sergeant-at-Arms: Greg Pafford
Immediate Past President: Jerry A. Oliver, Sr.
Executive Director: Beth Baldacchino
Lori Cameron, Terry Gilberg, Clay Janson,
Randy Long, Ken Mangum, Jay Murphy,
Garry Walters, Joe Wolfe
reflects Rotary’s principle of
For Phoenix Rotary 100 Article
XII, Community, National and
International Affairs, please see
page 55 of the roster pertaining
to: Section 1 – Proper Subjects;
Section 2 – No Endorsements;
Section 3 – Non-Political; Section 4 – Recognizing Rotary’s
Phoenix Rotary 100 is not
responsible for any speaker’s
final presentation. Members
are requested to contact the
speaker(s) directly at the
information provided in the
2014-2015 Governor District 5490
Chuck Fitzgerald
Home: 623.229.7674
E-mail: [email protected]
2014-2015 President Rotary International
Gary C.K. Huang
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201.3698
Phone 847.866.3000
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