Birthdays & Anniversaries
Mike CarstenFebruary 11
Suzanne AshbyFebruary 14
Sally LanyonFebruary 12
Lorena LovelaceFebruary 20
Diane Ventura - GoodyearGordon GoodyearFebruary 8
Rene' GroundFebruary 1, 199621 years
What is Rotary?
2/14/2017 Regular Meeting to be held at Brother John's BBQ
PRID Philip J. Silvers, PhD
1801 N Stone
(old Wildcat House)
Rotary Family Health Days and Empowering Women in Rural Uganda
Phil is a research and strategic planning professional who had a 28-year career in higher education administration and teaching Research Methods at the graduate level. He has directed more than 100 program evaluation projects, some multi-million-dollar longitudinal econometric studies for U.S. government agencies.
He currently chairs the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors 2014-17, a committee of The Rotary Foundation with 21 Technical Coordinators and 700 Technical Advisors. He designed and coordinates the evaluation research for Rotary Family Health Days in ten African countries and in India which serve more than a half million indigent people each year. His 2015 Global Grant, Strengthening Diagnostics in Rural Uganda Healthcare, has been selected by the Centennial Committee to be featured at the Atlanta convention as an exemplary project.
He founded two Rotary clubs in the Russian Far East and was instrumental in starting the Rotary Club of Ramallah—Rotary’s first in an occupied territory. There are now four very successful Rotary clubs in the Palestinian West Bank.
Phil served on the RI Board of Directors 2008-2010 where he was training moderator for incoming board members, board liaison to the Rotary Foundation Trustees, and chair of the Administration Committee.
Phil and Kathleen are members of the Paul Harris Society, Arch C. Klumph Society, and they have a TRF Donor Advised Fund, Gift Annuity, and Charitable Remainder Trust.
Annual Off Site Visit at Flowing Wells High School
February 7, 2017
ROTC, Choir, Orchestra, Dance, Jazz Band
Posted on Dec 07, 2016
OPRs 501c3 Foundation, among other business during the year, approved refurbishing TUSDs Cragin Elementary School marquee. Thanks to Foundation President, Tori Meyer, Shannan Marty and all of OPRs members for pushing this service project through to completion including receiving a matching D5500 grant. OPR continues to promote youth and public education as part of it's larger mission including the annual Sky School in collaboration with Flowing Wells High School and the U of A. Other service projects include construction of the gardens at Cragin Elementary school, YMCA camp funding, an annual literacy project at a Flowing Wells elementary school, volunteering for the Primavera men's shelter, donating children's books to the Reading Seed, service projects at Ben's Bells, annual third grade dictionary project which in 2016 OPR distributed more than 600 free dictionaries, and providing annual unrestricted college scholarships to deserving students.