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September 27 - Dr. Norma Hubele, The Auto Professor

Norma Hubele is a tech entrepreneur and data scientist who has served as an expert witness in over 120 automobile safety cases. Drawing on 30 years of experience, she created an algorithm that transforms complex car crash data into a practical and personalized rating system: The Auto Grades. For the first time, her system rates cars separately between men and women, young and old drivers. As a full professor at Arizona State University, Dr. Hubele taught statistics to engineers and served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Fulton School of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Locally, Dr. Hubele was part of Phoenix Police Officer Jay Schecterle’s team of experts – in a case concerning the rear positioning of the gas tank in Police Interceptor vehicles. That case, and similar ones, were ultimately settled by Ford. Dr. Hubele and her husband Norman are sole proprietors of Refrac Systems, an engineering firm in Chandler.

Grape Arizona Wine Event - Sunday, October 27, 1-5 pm

Please join the Phoenix Rotary 100 Downtown Social Club in another successful Grape Arizona Wine Event! This year's event is Sunday, October 27th, from 1 to 5 pm at Heritage Square, 113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix. Proceeds benefit the Phoenix Rotary Club Charities to provide support to local charities.

If you love local wine, beer, and food, this is an event you do not want to miss! The 10th-annual Grape Arizona Wine Event, includes Arizona wineries, breweries, and variety of food vendors. Enjoy some local eats, music, and wine related vendors. For those who purchase wine to take home, we offer the convenience of a valet service to hold your wine for you to pick up after the event. Your wine will be safe while you continue to have fun with your friends and family!

General Admission tickets for Phoenix Rotary 100 members are $65 (order through the Rotary office). For the public, the cost is $65 in advance, $75 at the door – register at the Grape Arizona Wine Event .
Reserve Tasting Tickets are $100 and include general admission and the opportunity to be one of the 40 people to attend a private tasting presented by Craig Dziadowicz of Hidden Track Bottle Shop along with local wine enthusiast, Richard Betts.

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Rotary International Convention, 6-10 June 2020, Hawaii

Aloha, Rotary!

Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu. It’s the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect while experiencing the warmth and welcome of Honolulu.

The convention is one of the only times when people of action from around the world gather in one place to celebrate Rotary. Our engaging speakers will boost your passion for service and provide new perspectives on our work in the world. Make new friends and connect with old ones while you explore all that Honolulu and the convention has to offer. You’ll return from our convention refreshed and inspired to continue your service and community leadership.

Don’t miss your chance to find and share aloha at the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June.

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To view the conference registration fee schedule visit 2020 Rotary Convention Registration rates.To register visit 2020 Rotary Convention Information.

Phx Rotary 100 Career-Community Award of Merit - Oct 16th, 2015

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Wins Prestigious Phoenix Rotary 100 Career-Community Award of Merit

Phoenix Rotary 100 presented the Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with the club's prestigious and coveted Career-Community Award of Merit in memory of Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who was also a member of Phoenix Rotary 100 in October, 2015. 

The Career-Community Award of Merit is given to a person who has achieved distinguished honors in both his or her career AND in his or her community. Phoenix Rotary 100 selects recipients who have accomplished both, as did former Mayor John Driggs. Justice O’Connor is highly deserving of this recognition, as she was the first female Justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court after a distinguished law career in Arizona. She was an elected official and judge in Arizona, prior to President Reagan selecting her to the US bench.  

Kenya Water Project - Progress Report

The long-awaited start to the third Kenya Water Project is moving swiftly now toward completion. This project led by the RC of Ashville, North Carolina (RD7670) and the RC of Naivasha, Kenya (RD9210), is in cooperation with our District 5490, districts 4130 and 5450, plus the Maasai Education Resource Coalition (MERC) to bring good water from the earth to schools, villages and an orphanage in Maasailand. The report of the project filed by manager Charles Takai follows.

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St. Lukes on the Mountain Food Distribution

St. Mary's Food Bank provides a mobile food delivery service to partners like St. Lukes at the Mountain Church. Phoenix Rotary 100 partners with the church and with several Rotary Interact Clubs to distribute food to needy families twice a month (2nd and 4th Saturdays at 6:00am). Pictured here are some of these enthusiastic high schoolers who derive great joy from knowing what an impact they're making. Come join us....

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Project C.U.R.E.

Help pack medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E. The building is a warehouse located at 2100 W 14th Street, Tempe, 85281. Park on the east side and enter through the southeast door.

Project C.U.R.E.’s Cargo program delivers semi-trailer-sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health centers in developing countries. We manage a complex inspection, inventory and logistics process that annually places millions of dollars worth of medical supplies and modern equipment directly into the hands of doctors and nurses so they can provide quality care to their patients, many of whom are women and young children.

Project C.U.R.E. collaborates with community partners in each country to develop a high-level understanding of the scope of need. Our thorough, on-site assessment process ensures that every container delivered will meet the specific needs of the recipient hospital or clinic, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment and care. Each 40' container delivers $400,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment on average, increasing access to healthcare for the most vulnerable populations in the world.

Please contact Jim Soudriette at for more information.

Hermosillo Wheelchair Distribution

Every now and then members of Phoenix Rotary 100 get together with other Rotarians from around the district and deliver wheelchairs to folks who need them in Hermosillo, Mexico. Quite often, our luncheon speakers are shown our appreciation by a donation of a wheelchair in their name to this worthwhile ongoing project.