Birthdays & Anniversaries
Paul HawkinsMay 9
Jack SteindlerMay 22
Sam BehrendMary Ann O'NeilMay 12
Bruce DusenberryLynneMay 29
Joe DaveyMay 1, 20088 years
David BakerMay 8, 200313 years
What is Rotary?
How Money Can Buy You Happiness
Kirk Reed is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922, and his father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. Kirk has been a Rotarian since 1991: 20 years in Illinois (president of two clubs and assistant governor) and 5 years in Arizona (Catalina Rotary president). Here in District 5500 he will be our District Governor beginning in 2018. In his professional life he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in the Chicago area for 37 years, most recently at Trinity UMC in the northern suburb of Wilmette, the church featured in the Hollywood movie Home Alone.
He is an avid cyclist, a passionate fan of UA sports teams, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs baseball fan. He and his wife Susan have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, living in Oregon, California, and Tucson.
Jodi Norton founded the Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence in 2001 in an effort to promote awareness of lupus and to provide financial and educational support to college students with this disease. This organization awards The L.I.F.E. Scholarship to individuals who demonstrate their ability to overcome the limitations of lupus -- showing incredible courage, strength, and perseverance.Since its inception in 2001, L.I.F.E has awarded over 100 merit-based scholarships to deserving individuals in over 35 states. We are currently working to increase our promotion efforts and hope to augment the current scholarship amount as awareness of the L.I.F.E foundation increases.
Thanks Old Pueblo and Presidio Rotary for Another Great Event and Fundraiser for Local Charities!