Welcome to our Club!
Four Peaks

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 N La Montana Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
United States of America
We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Fountain Hills Community Center
 
 
Memorial Day Flags around the Park and Avenue of the Fountains!
 
May 27, 2024
Fountain Park Rotary Splash Pad
 
Meet at 5:30am
 
Contact:
Jerry Holtzman, Dave DeLucia, Paul Perreault
 
All our welcome!
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1st Friday
Fellowship Breakfast
April 5, 2024
7:00-8:00am
hosted by
Past-President
Scott Sommer
 
 
27th Annual Installation Dinner
June 8, 2024
FireRock Country Club
 
July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025
"Magic of Rotary"
 
2023-2024 Club  Theme
"Be Better People
1% a day"
(BBP - 1%)
 
2023-2024 Focus
Peace, Mental Health, Youth, Empowering Young Woman, Building on Past Leadership
 
P.A.R.T.Y.
Participate to Accomplish and Reach our goals Together, Yes we Can! 

 
Check out our video all about Four Peaks Rotary club!  Rotarians in Action, "Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best."
 
On June 10, 2023 Four Peaks Rotary members install the 2023-2024 Officers and Directors.  The new year begins July 1, 2023. (Pictured left to right, Jeff Stack, President-Elect, Isabelle Roethe, Treasurer, Robin Brand, Secretary, Pic in Pic, Joe Cardona, Vice-President, Julie Ewald, President, Art Tolis, Director, Jerry Holtzman, Director, Greg Golucci, Director, Todd Harris, Past-President).  Congratulations to the new Board, they have an exciting year planned ahead. 
 
Four Peaks Rotary Club is an international service and humanitarian organization based in Fountain Hills, Arizona. USA.  Our members focus on the needs of our community, world, environment, promoting peace, fighting disease, saving mothers and children, supporting education and our future generations.

Rotary members share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world. Read these stories to see what happens when Rotarians take action to create lasting change. See members in action at one of annual projects during National Make A Difference day. View here.

2024-2025 Rotary Year Theme Announced; "The Magic of Rotary"

RI President-elect Stephanie Urchick celebrates the magic of Rotary. She says members create that magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member of Rotary.

Theme Colors by RI 2024-2025 PresidentWatch here

District 5495 Group Picture at Southwest PETs (President-Elects, DG's and AG's)

Jeff Stack, incoming 2024-2025 President.  Term effective July 1, 2024

CREATE HOPE in the WORLD - 2023-2024 Presidential Theme 

"Peace is the soil where hope takes root."

Rotary International 2023-2024 President R. Gordon R. McInally 

from Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland 

 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 a few Rotarians attend the annual District 5495 Club Leadership Academy at Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ   Sessions including Grants Management training, Rotary International mental health initiatives, scholarships, fundraising and visioning for your club. Incoming District Governor, Michelle Holcomb hosted the day as she rang in the new year's theme, "The Magic of Rotary."  Rotarians attended this year's academy; Frank Robinson, Nick Proctor, Debbie Clason, Sue Hendershott, Past-Presidents Todd Harris, Scott Sommer and President Julie Ewald.  Also Todd, Scott and Julie facilitated some of offered sessions for attendees. 

Rotarians on Thursday, February 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. gathered at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Over 200 volunteers are helped to pack meals that are distributed internationally by the Food for Kidz organization.  These meals will be distributed locally to the Extended Hands Food Bank of Fountain Hills, AZ Brainfood, which serves school children in the Valley, Native American Urban Ministry and Native American Connections.  This club "Service Above Self" event was lead by Jerry Holtzman, Director of the club.  Nice work Jerry and Rotarians! 

Rotarians focusing on clean streets: Annual Trash Duty! 

Clean streets create a positive impression on residents and visitors alike, fostering a sense of pride and belonging within the community. When our surroundings are well-maintained, it reflects a shared commitment to a higher standard of living, making our neighborhoods more attractive and inviting.
 
The 50th Annual  Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts shows are  truly the meeting place of talented artists and highly skilled artisans from across the country and around the world. You can see work from artists who have come together to represent global diversity. From the United States to Europe. From Africa to Asia. From South America to Australia. Art speaks a universal language. And you’re certain to understand that language as it is spoken in Fountain Hills.
 
 
 

Healthy Fountain Hills: Four Peaks Rotarains provide Service to the Community!

On Saturday, February 17, 2024 Four Peaks participated with another "Service Above Self" community event at the Fountain Hills Elementary School.  The Passport to Better Health was well attended and attendees had the opportunity to meet and chat with over 24 exhibitors and sponsors relating to your path to better health.  Including, several presentations and demonstrations were onsite to attend.  Pictured:  Tim Taylor, Foundation Treasurer, Julie Ewald, Club President, Bill Pape, our Pssiionate Rotarian! 
 
Four Peaks Rotary table at the Health Fair providing information to attendees on mental health, healthy living and Peace Fellowship Master and Certificate programs now available to apply.    
Healthy Fountain Hills Keynote speaker, Dr. Kristin Swanson is a mathematical oncologist and serves as co-director of the Precision Neurotherapeutics Innovation Program and Director of the Mathematical NeuroOncology Lab at Mayo Clinic. She also holds appointments at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Institute. Her team believes "every patient deserves their own equation.
 
On January 24th Four Peaks Rotary participated at the the Town of Fountain Hills Activities and Volunteer Expo.  Attendees had learning and volunteer opportunities, time to gather information, and speak to representatives from many clubs and service organizations in the town.  Not only did the Expo allow residents to find out what the clubs have to offer it allowed clubs an opportunity to learn and meet one another. A FUN afternoon at the Community Center!  (Pictured left to right: Todd Harris, 2022-2023 Past-President, Julie Ewald, 2023-2024 President and Jerry Holtzman, Board of Director member and Community Projects Co-Chair)
 
  
Youtube Video: coming soon.
 
On October 21, 2023 Four Peaks Rotary participated in Make a Difference Day today by helping the Fountain Hills Community Theater clean and organize their storage units.
 
Our jobs were to empty designated storage containers and set all contents in the yard for inspection. Once the emptied containers were swept out, theater staff determined which props to load back into the container and which should be put in the dumpster. Thanks to Four Peaks Rotary's efforts last year, other containers did not need to be cleaned and sorted.
 
Four Peaks Rotarians partner with the Fountain Hills Community Theater each year on Make a Difference Day to honor the memory and legacy of Bill Beamish. Bill was an avid supporter of the Fountain Hills Community Theater who passed away in 2021.
More photos of this project are available on the Four Peaks Rotary website.
  
 
District 5495 Friendship Trophy exchanged from the Four Peaks Rotary to Gilbert Rotary on Thursday, October 5th.
 
What is Friendship Exchange?
Friendship Exchange is an exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their clubs or social event.
 
Benefits of an exchange
  • Broaden community understanding
  • Explore communities and cultures
  • Build enduring friendships
  • Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support
  • Learn about a region’s people, food, languages, customs, and history
  • Find partners for grants
  • Establish a foundation for peace and service. This can be done virtually or in person in a way that builds peace.
On July5th,Four Peaks Rotary Club in Fountain Hills Arizona USA and a few of the Fountain Hills High School students providing Community Service (graduation hours) participated this glorious morning at Fountain Park to assist the town clean-up the grounds from the fabulous Fireworks Display at the Fountain on the 4th! Thank you Rotarians, Students and a few other residents for your dedicated "Service Above Self" time keeping our Fountain Park environment top notch! We had a lovely breakfast at Phil's to end the morning.
 
    
 
July brings in New Leadership (Transition) Month. Welcome to the new Rotary year and our theme "Create Hope in the World."
 
Todd Harris turns the Rotary Bell and Gavel to our 26th Club President, Julie Ewald, who looks forward to supporting the mission and vision of Rotary International incoming president Gordon McInally theme focusing on Peace, Mental Health, Empowering Girls and building upon prior years. 
 
Facebook Video - People in Action - Click Here
 
On May 29th Four Peaks Rotarians participated in their annual Memorial Day Flag presentation.  Thank you to all of the community volunteers who helped us place nearly 2500 flags around the Fountain Park walkway and Avenue of the Fountains this morning. We honor and remember those brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice in securing our American freedoms. We wish you all a very peaceful Memorial Day.  A special mention and thank you for some our Fountain Hills Toastmasters group joining in to help.  
 
In May of 2019, Rotary International and Toastmasters International formed a unique strategic alliance, drawing from the strength of their many similarities and complementary differences.  The opportunity for Toastmasters members is primarily to establish fellowship and make new connections, contribute more to communities, and potentially elevate clubs. Rotary members have the opportunity to develop new skills and may ask to visit Toastmasters clubs or receive evaluations. Toastmasters also developed eight educational courses for Rotarians and Rotaractors, available on Rotary International’s Learning Center, which can be accessed by their members in nine languages.
 
    
 
On May 6, 2023 the Four Peaks Rotarians held a FUN DAY at their 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses fundraiser to support the Midwest Rotary Disaster Fund and Rotary Polio Fund.  Special guest appearance by Tender Little Heart ponies who were "making friends, warming hearts, sharing smiles and spreading joy, one tender little heart at a time." This year's event was held at the beautiful Desert Canyon Golf Club.
 
On behalf of the Four Peaks Rotary club we appreciate the generosity from participators, sponsors, and the Rotarian Derby Committee; Robin Brand, Debbie Clason, Sandy Davis, Julie Ewald, Denise Ricketts, Gary Shuey and Coco Pameditis who supported our event to a successful outcome.   
 
This years event raised $3400 which $400 was donated to Rotary International Polio Fund and $3000 benefited Mississippi Rotary District 6820.  Pictured Derby Committee members Debbie Clason, Denise Ricketts,  Sandy Davis and Julie Ewald presenting the check to Mark E. DiBiase, Mississippi District Governor on June 22, 2023 at the club meeting. 
 
Here's a big dose of cuteness to brighten your day....
 
Also pictured are the "jockeys" for the winning "horses" from the field of eleven entries and two of the Tender Little Heart minis. 
Win: Sand & Sage of Hill Family Stables. John and Nedra Hill, owners
Place: Nothing Better Than a Dog of City Lights Stables. Todd and Jan Harris, owners
Show: Hard Steel of Steelcrest Thoroughbreds. Doug Lawyer, owner
 
Prizes and a year of bragging rights were awarded to Best Derby Hat, Best dressed Lady and Gentleman, Most Dapper Couple and Best overall Paddock (horse, jockey and stable decoration).  Many thanks to Gary Shuey and Doug Lawyer of Steelcrest Architectural Designs for creating the steel horses for the event.
 
A two-month Community Paint Project calls it a wrap this Father's Day weekend.  To President Todd Harris's "A Team."  a sincere and grateful "thank you", including many other Fountain Hills Community Service Groups, Businesses, Rotarians, Kiwanians, etc who participated in the beautification endeavor for the FHUSD. The Middle School students will be transitioning to the High School location this fall to a fresh new start!  Also, the paint project included a hallway mural representing spirit of education, and to welcome the students and staff by Heather, of Heather's Interior Design and Painting.  In appreciation, Todd Harris awarded Heather with the Clubs Presidential Gratitude Chain.  The Gratitude Chain is given to a Rotarian or Humanitarian Leader recognizing their humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill in our community and the world, demonstrating "Service Above Self." and "People of Action."
 
 
        
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On Saturday, April 29, 2023 more than 150 Fountain Hills community volunteers showed up to paint 14 Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD) classrooms. Representatives from both Fountain Hills Rotary clubs (Four Peaks Rotary and Fountain Hills Rotary), Noon Kiwanis, Town of Fountain Hills and Town Council, Dark Sky Association, Scottsdale Bible Church, Pelligrini and DeGeorge Partners, and Firerock Country Club, joined school staff, students, Key Club and other Town residents to complete the project. President Todd Harris was the Project Champion leading the efforts to a successful community project.
 
Thank you to all who contributed labor hours and materials. We couldn't have done it without all the kind supporters for the school.  The next school season the Middle School students will be attending their classes in the newly painted rooms at the High School location. 

To think there are thousands of people living in Arizona without access to basic plumbing and clean, running water is unimaginable. But that is precisely the case for the Navajo Nation, located in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

In 2019 Jeff Poynter was optimistic that the project fits well with Four Peaks Rotary’s vision. “We’re a club that wants to help as many people as possible. This is a tremendous opportunity for Four Peaks Rotary to step up and really make a difference in many lives.” 

PROJECT UPDATE click here.

Alongside Rotary and DigDeep bring a vital commodity to their ancestral homeland RI article  

DigDeep was able to install nine home water systems to Navajo families in Dilkon before the pandemic brought the project to a halt. Dilkon is a town on the Navajo Nation located in Northeastern Arizona. Below, Rotarian Project Champion, Paul Perreault and 2022-2023 President Todd Harris on location with the DigDeep team.  Future updates coming in Spring of 2023
  
 
 
Back in 2019, Four Peaks Rotary President-elect Jeff Poynter (left) and Rotary International project coordinator Jim Bissonet shared Rotary’s plan to initiate underground cistern systems to hundreds of homes in the Navajo Nation. Four Peaks Rotary is hopeful of becoming a part of this Rotary International effort to supply clean water and electricity to the Navajo Nation.  
 

A wonderful evening at FireRock Country Club celebrating the successes of 2022 with fellow Rotarians.  In addition to celebrating the 25th club year, the club also celebrated the year of giving by distributing over a $100,000 to local and global non-profits and people in need.  Congratulations Four Peaks Rotarians, cheers to a prosperous 2023 and next 25 years!  See our FaceBook Reels highlights.
 
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Fountain Hills, AZ  85269
United States of America
 
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President 2023-24
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Todd Harris
Past-President 2022-23
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Four Peaks Rotary Foundation raised over $100,000 for giving in 2022-2023. The funds were distributed amongst Non-Profit organizations within the local Fountain Hills community and around the world. 
 
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