Making the World a Better Place
Each Friday Phoenix’s business, professional and community leaders come together at the Phoenix Country Club for lunch to listen and learn about the key issues affecting our community--the largest weekly gathering in the metro Phoenix area.
The Phoenix Rotary 100 Club is part of a network of some 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 168 countries. Its more than 1.2 million members collaborate to address global such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment. Worldwide, through its PolioPlus program, Rotary has contributed more than $800 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 nations. Its efforts were recognized by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan as “the model for public/private partnerships in the 21st century.” In 2008, Rotary accepted a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which Rotary must match with $200 million over three years, to be dedicated to polio eradication.
Service Above Self
Rotarians in the Phoenix Rotary Club 100:
Phoenix Rotary 100 was chartered in 1914 and is Arizona’s oldest and largest Rotary Club. With a membership of more than 275 business and professional men and women from throughout Greater Phoenix, the service organization provides opportunities for business networking and the Rotary tradition of “service above self.” The club’s charitable giving supports a wide variety of activities, both domestically and abroad, that range from recreational complexes for disadvantaged youths to health projects in Africa and Mexico. Members also provide “hands on” community service, such as painting the recently renovated UMOM homeless shelter and providing a holiday party for the families of the 158th Infantry Regiment of the Arizona National Guard when one of the spouses is deployed abroad
The club gathers each week to hear from top rate business, civic and political leaders, sports and entertainment figures and scientists on timely topics. Rotarians learn about international affairs, public policy and have the chance to witness live political debates.
More information about the Phoenix 100 Rotary, including applications for membership, may be obtained at www.rotary100.org or by calling (602) 604-8221.