Weekly Breakfast Meetings are held at the Stonecreek Golf Club
4435 East Paradise Village Pkwy South
Phoenix, Az 85032
Visitors Welcome - We hold our regular meeting here every Friday morning at 7:00-8:00 AM. We would love for you to join us and enjoy a hot breakfast buffet and interact with engaging members and excellent speakers.
What are we about ....
Service Above Self.
Launched in 1986 by a group of energetic professionals, the Phoenix Squaw Peak Rotary Club was originally sponsored by Phoenix's Midtown Rotary Club. In the ensuing years, the club has organized numerous community projects raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and international charities. All while having a heck of a lot of fun!
Our two Annual Fundraisers are the Skeeter McFee Golf Tournament and Football Fever Tickets.
Why is the 'RINO' our Mascot?
We have always taken a slightly different path than others. Early in our Club's existence, we accepted the challenge of being 'Routinely Innovative, Never Ordinary'. Thus, the RINO mascot was born......
Of the things we think, say, or do....
What is Rotary?
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
We've been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we've taken on some of the world's toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.
HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS?
Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.
WHAT CAUSES DO WE SUPPORT?
We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
Our International POLIO Project....
Polio Eradication Rotary is close to eliminating the second largest human disease in history after smallpox, with a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Name: Profession, Rotary Honors: 2018/2019 Club Positions:
Candice Cromer, Litigation Legal Secretary, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow RI Foundation Chair, Executive Secretary
Darren Desmond, Financial Advisor, Past President Dictionary Project Lead, Speaker Chair
Lyndon Edmonson, Software Developer
Allan Hans, Graphic Design, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow Secretary
Mark Karolczyk, Law, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow Member at Large, Treasurer
Gene Keller, Attorney Golf Tournament Chair
Jared Leslie, Fundraising Development, Past President Member at Large, Interact Liason
Ben Little, Real Estate President, 2018-2019
Lee Long, IT Consultant President-Elect, 2019-2020, Int'l Service Chair, Webmaster
Michelle Niemiec, Children's Healthcare
Fernando Pacheco, Mortgage Loan Officer Sergeant at Arms
Bill Powers, Real Estate Broker, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow, Charter Member
Brian Shackelford, Dental Laboratory, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow,
Ira Shapiro, Investment Professional, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow Rotaract Liaison
Gregory Simpson, Banking, Past President Member at Large
Kent Titze, Landscape Design, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow, Charter Member Wheelchair and Football Fever Project Lead
Peter Sahhar, Real Estate Agent Golf Tournament Committee
Elizabeth Saliba, Librarian
Bill Verkest, Public Works