Chartered in 1914, we are the 100th Rotary International club to be established. Addressing global issues such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment, we are proud to be one of the largest, most active and highly respected service clubs. Together, we are making a world of difference and changing lives.
With a membership of over 275 business and professional men and women, we provide opportunities for networking in the Rotary tradition of “Service Above Self.” Our hands on community service and charitable giving supports a wide variety of activities, both domestically and abroad.
Much of what happens at Phoenix Rotary 100 today was set in motion in 1914, including weekly meetings, a newsletter (initially called the “Rotary Smile,” which became the “Rotarizonian” in 1924) and a commitment to community service.
What would it take to change the world? One Rotarian can and does make a difference. Our members have the abilities, the financial resources and contacts to mobilize business, professional, civic and political leaders worldwide.
My Life Finding WMDs and Dirty Bombs
This meeting will center on one man's reflections about his career diffusing weapons of mass destruction. Matt Nisbet has a career under several Presidents: Reagan, HW Bush, Clinton and GW Bush. He was part of a nuclear emergency search team (NEST) finding dirty bombs from 1990-1996. He served on presidential details assuring that presidents and their staff would be safe to enter buildings, motorcaids, airplanes, helicopters, etc., on foreign or domestic land. Nisbet was a United Nations Weapons Inspector and looked for WMDs on at least 10 trips to Iraq prior to the fall of Saddam Hussein. He worked closely with scientists to find nuclear material for nuclear weaponry as well as finding ricin and other dangerous ingredients used to make biological weapons. Come to this meeting where you will get a snapshot of this speaker's interesting and dangerous occupation. Bring guests!