Upcoming Luncheon Programs

August 21 - Dr. Klaus Lackner, Director, Center for Carbon Emissions, ASU

Taking back the Empties: How ASU’s Mechanical Trees can Fix the Climate and Give Access to Unlimited Energy

Klaus Lackner is the director of Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. Lackner’s research interests include closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, innovative energy and infrastructure systems and their scaling properties, the role of automation, robotics and mass-manufacturing in downscaling infrastructure systems, and energy and environmental policy. His interest in self-replicating machine systems has been recognized by Discover Magazine as one of seven ideas that could change the world.

In 1999, Lackner was the first person to suggest the artificial capture of carbon dioxide from air in the context of carbon management. His recent work at Columbia University as director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy advanced innovative approaches to energy issues of the future and the pursuit of environmentally acceptable technologies for the use of fossil fuels.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he was recognized for contributing to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for the IPCC. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Club Activities

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Rotary Club is temporarily suspending all in person meetings until further notice. We will reassess these measures as we work through this challenging time. In the meantime, the club is offering Zoom online meetings on the first and third Fridays at 12 noon to continue to build and foster the fellowship that is the bedrock of our club. The Downtown Social Club (DSC) continues to meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Additionally, the club board will continue to check in with members via phone on their well being and of any member needs. Valerie continues to work in the office (alone) and you can always contact her via phone 602.604.8221 or email rotary@rotary100.org with any questions or needs.

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Upcoming Events

August 11th 2020 at 8:30 am
Sorting and Counting School Supplies
Speaker: Salvation Army
Topic: Volunteer Opportunity
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August 12th 2020 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Social Club (DSC) Online Meeting via Zoom
Speaker: TBA
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August 21st 2020 at 12:00 pm
Club Online Meeting via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Klaus Lackner, Director, Center for Carbon Emissions, ASU
Topic: Reversing Global Climate Change with Artificial Trees
Requires Registration
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August 26th 2020 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Social Club (DSC) Online Meeting via Zoom
Speaker: TBA
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Who We Are:

Rotarians are leaders in their vocation, profession and community. We meet weekly to discuss improving the lives of people, both locally and globally. We need and encourage diversity of membership in order to be more effective in this task. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and Rotary is an organization of over 33,000 local clubs serving their communities around the world.

Phoenix Rotary 100 was founded in 1914 as the 100th club to join Rotary. Through the years, Phoenix Rotary 100 has been at the forefront of community service in Phoenix and beyond, with a past and present membership list reading like Who’s Who in the State’s history. Mayors, governors, U.S. senators and one Supreme Court Justice have all been a part of Phoenix Rotary 100. Other famous Rotarians include: Neil Armstrong, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Dianne Feinstein, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Charles Mayo, J.C. Penney, Manny Pacquaio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Walgreen, Sam Walton, Woodrow Wilson and Orville Wright, to name just a few.

As Rotarian Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

What to expect if you become a Rotarian:

• Make a Positive Difference in your Local Community

• Become part of a Global Community that is Changing the World for the better

• Make new and lasting Friendships

• Have Fun through service projects and social activities

• Expand your business and social Network

• Develop Relationships with community and government leaders

• Hear and meet Business and Community Leaders who are Guest Speakers each week

• Improve your Leadership and Public Speaking skills

• Have the opportunity to Mentor Youth and be mentored by elders in your vocation

• Show your Children and Grandchildren the importance of community service

• Be Welcomed by Rotarians Anywhere You Travel

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