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January 31 - Larry Penley, Arizona Board of Regents

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Larry Edward Penley, Ph.D., to the Arizona Board of Regents in October of 2015. He currently is chair of the board and an ex officio member of the Finance, Capital and Resources Committee, Audit Committee, Academic Affairs and Educational Attainment Committee and the Research and Health Sciences Committee.
 
Regent Penley is the president of Penley Consulting, past president of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, former president of Colorado State University and past chancellor of the Colorado State University system. A former dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, he was a professor of management and Robert Herberger Arizona Heritage Chaired Professor. Regent Penley has held academic positions in Venezuela and Mexico, developed educational programs in partnership with institutions in China and Mexico and is professor emeritus at ASU. Regent Penley will speak on key initiatives of the board increasing educational attainment in Arizona and preparing Arizona for the new economy.

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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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.