Upcoming Luncheon Programs

August 19, noon: Jason Gitkin, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Named “America’s Friendliest Airport,” Phoenix Sky Harbor serves more than 120,000 passengers daily, with more than 1,200 flights per day, and has a total economic impact of more than $38 billion per year. Our airport takes pride in meeting the needs of our region’s thriving population, and the planned improvements it will need. Join us to hear Jason Gitkin talk about how we plan to keep pace with the Valley’s growth with more terminal space and parking, better roads, airfield improvements, and options for moving people and airplanes around the airport more efficiently.

This is a hybrid meeting taking place at Venue 122 at the Jewish Heritage Center, 122 East Culver Street, Phoenix. Lunch is included in the $35 in-person registration fee. Cancellations received after August 12 cannot be refunded.

Click here to register to attend in person or online via Zoom. The Zoom access link will be in your registration confirmation email.

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Club Activities

Due to the lifting of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Phoenix Rotary Club has been holding hybrid meetings at various venues, while the club secures a permanent meeting space. Club meetings are held on the first and third Fridays at noon, unless there is a holiday weekend. Bi-weekly social meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. Please check the club calendar for more information on meeting formats and locations. The club office can be reached via phone 602.604.8221 or email rotary@rotary100.org with any questions or needs.

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PRCC Donates $106,672 in 2021-22 Rotary Year

Phoenix Rotary Club Charities (PRCC) is the non-profit charitable organization for the Phoenix Rotary 100 club. Tax-deductible charitable contributions from club members through our Annual Pledge Drive and fundraising activities, as well as donations from the public, provide the funding for PRCC that enables it to make a meaningful impact on our local community as well as communities afar.

For the 2021-22 Rotary year, PRCC awarded $116,942 in grants, scholarships and awards to the local and international organizations listed below. A BIG thank you to the Rotarians and community members whose generous contributions and support made this possible!

Grant Awards
$3,000 to Child Crisis Arizona for the Caring for Homeless Children and Youth project.
$10,000 to Family Promise-Greater Phoenix for the Emergency Shelter Program project.
$10,000 to Homeless Youth Connection for the Empowering Youth for the Future project.
$3,500 to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation for scholarship funding for children of fallen soldiers.
$2,500 to ShelterBox USA for the Ukraine Crisis Response project. 
$3,072 to Southwest Human Development for the Read in Color project.
$2,500 to St. Luke's at the Mountain Episcopal Church for food pantry distribution.
$3,500 to Upward for Children for the Outpatient Therapy for Low Income Children project.

Youth Programs Contributions
$10,500 in college scholarships to winners of the 91st Annual Speech Contest.
$5,500 in cash awards for the annual Outstanding Phoenix Youth Leadership Award.
$4,000 in scholarships for 10 high school students to attend the 3-day Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.
$270 to send 8 Central High School Interact students to attend the Interact District Conference.

International Project Support Donations
$2,955 for a global grant to a perinatal OB/Gyn training center in  Carajpachay, Argentina.
$550 for a global grant to a Senior Day House in Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico, for Parkinson's therapy.
$1,575 to a global grant water project in Villa Talandracas, Peru, to construct a booster station to provide water to 3,600 residents.
$1,000 to the International Rescue Committee ALERT (Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking) program to purchase laptops/tablets and provide internet coverage for 35 survivors of human trafficking.
$1,000 to the Guatemala Literacy Project to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala.
$3,150 to a global grant in Hungary to reduce the incidence of, and complications related to, pressure ulcers among patients.
$3,000 to a global grant in Natavasha, Kenya for a water well project.
$4,000 to ShelterBox USA for 4 complete ShelterBoxes for their Ukraine Refugee Relief efforts in Poland, Moldavia, and the Ukraine.
$11,050 to help a Rotary Peace Fellow Scholar and his family get out of Afghanistan to attend Duke University in North Carolina.
$3,050 to medical clinics in Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana to purchase microscopes and provide training on how to diagnose and treat malaria.

Additional Donations
$2,000 in financial support for the production costs of the Three(extra) Ordinary Women documentary.
$2,500 to the Rotary Vocational Fund for student scholarships to trade and vocational schools.
$500 to the Who I Am Foundation to provide toiletry Care Packages for the homeless along with 5,250 toiletry items club members donated.
$2,000 to the Arizona Human Trafficking Network in memory of past president Allister Adel's efforts to stop human trafficking.
$10,000 for a law student scholarship to the Arizona State University Sandra Day O' Connor College of Law.

Upcoming Events

August 10th 2022 at 5:30 pm
DSC (Downtown Social Crew) Gathering
Speaker: Garette Craig
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August 19th 2022 at 12:00 pm
Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting
Speaker: Jason Gitkin,
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Update
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August 24th 2022 at 5:30 pm
DSC (Downtown Social Crew) Gathering
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August 26th 2022 at 12:00 pm
Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting
Speaker: Howie Fischer
Topic: The November Election: The Candidates, The Issues, and a Few Fearless Predictions
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September 9th 2022 at 12:00 pm
Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting
Speaker: Michael Bidwill, Owner, Chairman, President of the Arizona Cardinals
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September 14th 2022 at 5:30 pm
DSC (Downtown Social Crew) Gathering
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September 23rd 2022 at 1:00 pm
Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting
Speaker: Maricopa County Elections Department Tour
Topic: The inner workings of elections in Maricopa County.
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September 28th 2022 at 5:30 pm
DSC (Downtown Social Crew) Gathering
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October 7th 2022 at 12:00 pm
Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins
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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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