October 2023 - Volume 1, Issue 2

President's Message
To Everyone in our Rotary Family, 

Being asked to be mindful to Create Hope in the World can seem like a big exercise, but the most important element of it is something quite small, even personal.

Not too long ago, Rotary members were expected to perform our acts of service quietly, another term “The Quiet Rotarian.” Throughout my life I understood and appreciated the thought behind that — humility is a wonderful trait, and we should continue to nurture it in other ways.

But keeping Rotary to ourselves has a cost. Conversely by sharing our Rotary moments, we are being generous with others and giving them an opportunity to rise up to live with values and integrity to understand the impact of Rotary.  The Power of the Pin.   Similarly, the Four Way Test should be one element we can use to create hope for all we interact with in our social and private lives.  Hope is seriously important and we should be mindful to think about this daily.

So how do we Create Hope for others or ourselves? The best way is to share our Rotary moments. We have all had them — when the ordinary collides with intention to create something extraordinary.

Some people have those Rotary moments the first time they come to a meeting. For others, finding such a moment can take years, perhaps when seeing the joy in the eyes of someone we serve. Or on hearing from another member something that hits close to home.  Is hope an expectation, a desire or as simple as words with action? 

I wish you all to be mindful and express hope with others in your world and in Rotary. Hope can be something you share in meetings or on social media. For the most savvy and ambitious, it could be an event or business endeavor you publicize through local media. Even telling your stories to friends and colleagues has an impact.

We need ambassadors for Rotary’s message and our dreams for a better world and our community. The best ambassadors are our Rotarians. Sharing from the heart — the more you encourage others to partner with hope, and living positive lifestyles I assure you this will be beneficial to all.  The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.4 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world with hope.

In the months ahead, I will be turning over the “One More Thing” column to Rotary members who I hope will share their personal stories as they relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As well, empowering young woman and in each domain considered of health. It’s important that we hear these stories directly from the people who experienced them as a way of feeling the importance of Hope. 

In everything we think, say and do, what people feel about Four Peaks Rotary will shape our future. Presently, with our first quarter completed for the 2023-2024 Rotary year, we now head into the second quarter, and I can only hope for what we will or “Get To” inspire through the stories you’ll tell and services we provide. 

Best to you all during the autumn season!

Four Peaks Rotary Club Foundation Report

Four Peaks Rotary Foundation and the Club Foundation Committee:   What's the difference?  

What's the difference? Glad you asked... Read more! 
Administrative Committee

Joe Cardona seeking members for 2024 Golf4Giving Committee!

Save the date, March 25, 2024 for our 25th Annual Golf4Giving Charity Event.  The theme this year is "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." 
Do you have contacts with local business leaders who are interested in broadening their brand, products or services? See Joe Cardona for details. 
Membership Committee

How many members can we have in our club? 

Great question, let's see what Todd Harris has to say, and more!
Public Relations, Image and Newsletter

Four Peaks Rotary featured in Channel 12 News "Shout-Out" 

Four Peaks Rotary Club is now famous!
Projects (Community & International)

Community and International Projects 

International committee in early phases of evaluating trip to Hermasillo, MX to visit the orphanage we support.          
Social Engagements

Looking for something fun to do with your fellow club members?

Planning for October, November and December Socials underway!
Holiday Party set for Thursday, December 14th at Eagle Mountain
Health, Wellness and Well-Being 

Mental Health is just as important as Physical Health

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Want to learn more about what our club is doing to promote good mental health?  President Ewald announced she is participating as a member on the District 5495 Chapter - Mental Health Initiatives Rotary Action Group
Blue Zone 4-Week Challenge for November and December!  Rotarians, Family, Colleagues and Community welcome!  
Workgroup, Bylaws, Policy and Procedures Committee

Board Members working diligently to make our club run smoothly!

 Amended Club Bylaws approved!

Connecting with our Youth

Interested in connecting with our Youth? Interact, RYLA or Youth Exchange Program Opportunities

Interested in helping support our Youth Exchange Program?  RYLA?   Fountain Hills Community Interact Club? 
Learn more by hitting Read more! 
Rotary/Toastmaster Alliance

No, not Toaster... 

What to learn more about Toastmasters and how your club is supporting our alliance with them?
Four Peaks Rotary Foundation

How our collective efforts are paying off in our community and around the world...

 New Grants Approved
 Where Are They Now 
Our Areas of Focus

Rotarians, how are we Focusing our time?

4th 2023 Quarter Focus Areas Updates: 
 October - Economic and Community Development
 November - Rotary Foundation
December - Disease Treatment and Prevention
What is happening at District 5495 and Rotary International (R.I.)

News from District 5495

Interested in reading updates from our District 5495 club, please click here.

News from Rotary International 

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Your source for news from Rotary International, click here
Membership News (updates, profiles, recognition)

Rotarian Member Spotlight in 5 Questions!

Tell me about yourself interview questions and answers
See new faces at our club meetings?  Want to learn something interesting, fun or have a  "Wow, I did not know that" moment regarding your fellow members? 
We ask club member five tough questions. Learn more about your fellow club members here!  
Meet Your New Rotarians


Pictured from left: President Julie Ewald, Membership Chair Todd Harris, Christine Colley, District representative Michelle Holcomb
Member News and Recognition 

Look who made their way into our local paper...

Our club members making news...  
Philanthropy Focus

Our Philanthropy - Doing Good in our Community and Around the World! 

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For additional Four Peaks Rotary Foundation Information visit our webpage

Four Peaks Rotary and Foundation Fundraising 

 Foundation supports the Maui Wildfires!  $10K Raised!
 Foundation Golf4Chairty gets Underway!
 Club Rotarians Prepare to get Trashy! 


Speaker Highlights

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Speaker highlights...

 FHUSD update for Dr. Cain Jagodzinski, Superintendent

 Rotary International Club Support Officers - Nick Taylor and Angela Lopez

 District Governor Kevin Pitts makes a visit. Rotary Friendship Exchange Trophy and Club Gold Chain presented

Food For Thought

Food for Thought:  Service Above Self 

What does "service above self" mean to you?


One More Thing...

One More Thing:   Are you funding a "Relationship Bank Account"?

Do you know the value of building a "Relationship Bank Account"? 
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Fountain Hills Community Center
Jun 27, 2024 6:45 AM
July 5th Fountain Park Clean-up
Fountain Park
Jul 05, 2024
6:00 AM - 7:15 AM
1st Friday Fellowship Breakfast
Jul 05, 2024 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 10, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Club Meeting
Fountain Hills Community Center
Jul 11, 2024 6:45 AM
Club Meeting
Fountain Hills Community Center
Jul 25, 2024 6:45 AM
Bellamorte - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Show
13407 N La Montana Dr
Aug 03, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bellamorte: A Murdery Mystery Dinner Production
Aug 03, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting
Fountain Hills Community Center
Aug 08, 2024 6:45 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 14, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Grady Miller
June 4
Mark Daniels
June 15
Manola Tounalom
June 16
Todd Harris
June 16
Bart Shea
June 17
Robert Purinton
June 17
Paul Perreault
June 21
Scott Schlossberg
July 9
Isabelle Roethe
July 21
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Robinson
June 7
Trevor Richardson
June 25
Darlene Gianotti
July 17
Jerry Holtzman
June 10
John Hill
Nedra Hill
June 10
Bill Pape
Gail Pape
June 20
Larry Webster
Margie Webster
June 29
Patrick Benkowski
Linda Benkowski
July 7
Paul Perreault
Gena Perreault
July 7
Tim Taylor
Ann Taylor
July 24
Dick Bauer
Judy Bauer
July 30
Join Date
Linda Dasher
June 1, 1988
36 years
James Grahlmann
June 22, 2023
1 year
Larry Webster
June 29, 2017
7 years
Julie Ewald
June 30, 2021
3 years
Jay Schlum
July 26, 2012
12 years
OUR MISSION:  Helping to keep Fountain Hills and other areas of service strong and vibrant through our commitment to “Service Above Self” as well as supporting all the beliefs and philosophies of Rotary International.
 OUR VISION:  The Four Peaks Rotary Club is a successful and valued member of the community, focused on contributing to the communities it serves and maintaining itself as a financially and membership sustainable service organization that exemplifies Rotary’s core value of “Service Above Self”.

Contact Us

Four Peaks Rotary Club President
Julie Ewald—julie.ewald@aol.com
Four Peaks Rotary Chief Editor
Four Peaks Rotary Club Membership Committee
Todd Harris, Chair - todd@gmail.com
Scott Schlossberg - sschlossberg@farmersagent.com
Four Peaks Rotary 
P.O. Box 18111
Fountain Hills, AZ  85269 USA
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Communications and Public Relations
Club Administration
Bulletin Editor
Frank Robinson