Save the date! Please click on Downloads over on the left of this page for a team application or to purchase balls. Lots of prizes and 100% of the profits go right back in to YOUR community!
 
Save the Date for Pars Under the Stars Kelly Boyd 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
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Fort Yuma Rotary,
 
What a great year!!  I have throughly enjoyed my year as president of The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma.  
We celebrated our successes at the annual Trip to Nowhere last week and, WOW!!!, did we have fun.  Thanks to everyone that came and especially those that helped put the trip together.  I gave out some awards and said thank you a lot.  Maggie Cummings has become a wonderful Rotarian and we hope to get much more out of her in the years to come.  She has already brought two people into the club and served on several committees, while participating in all of our projects.  She is our Rookie of the Year for 2014-2015.  The incomparable Kelly Boyd was our Rotarian of the Year.  I cannot express my appreciation for what she does for this club, not only by serving on committees, but handling much of the “behind the scenes” work.  As president, I could always count on her to help out with whatever crazy notion I might have.  The only thing I couldn’t ask her to do this year was get the awards plaque to the final destination of the Trip to Nowhere, because she was THE ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR.
 
 
June Letter From Our President David Carvell 2015-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
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BEER, BEER, BEER. What a great setting!! What a great turnout!! What a great party!! Many thanks go out to Xanthi, the Pint Fest committee, and all the great volunteers that helped make the Second Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest a great event. The weather was great, the band was rocking and the beer was flowing. A fantastic crowd made for a great event. What better way to cap off a fantastic year. I am so proud to help lead this group and give back to the community in the manner that we do.

The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma does a great job providing some fun and exciting events for this community that help to give back like we did at Carver Elementary and at OC Johnson this year. We provided more than 30 kids with back to school clothing, we helped many kids with special living circumstances at Christmas with a shopping event. Fort Yuma sent 11 kids to RYLA to help them learn leadership skills. Our scholarship committee is hard at work sifting through the many applications, and we hope to award about $8,000 in scholarship money. We have supported many other non-profits already and plan to give out more of the money we worked so hard at raising to help the community where we live.

We only have a few things left before the 2014-2015 Rotary year comes to an end. On April 30th we will be having a social at the Elks Lodge at 5:30pm. We will be dark on that day as it is the 5th Thursday of the month, but please join us for a a drink or two and some appetizers that evening. Then the only thing other than the weekly meetings left is THE TRIP TO NOWHERE. Our annual awards and installation dinner is like no other. We will all meet at Lutes Casino on June 12th at 5:30pm and then go somewhere, but who knows where.

Our club is a great combination of people that really know how to make things happen. Whether it is fund-raising, service projects, social activities or just a regular meeting we continue to support the idea that we ARE the FUN club. Thanks to everyone for making it a great year.

Dave

April Message from our President David Carvell 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Carvell
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The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma can throw one heck of a party. Congratulations to Annette Lagunas and her committee for putting on another successful Mardis Gras on Main Block Party. In recent history, this has been our biggest fundraiser every year and helps to provide for such projects as Carver Elementary School, provides scholarships and send our community youth to RYLA, a leadership camp in January put on by the district level of Rotary. Our club has such a diversity of members from the community that we like to try and capitalize on for their expertise and know-how to accomplish some of the things we do at Fort Yuma.

The club has a couple of more events this year with some beer serving events to help raise some extra funds and our 2nd annual Penitentiary Pints Fest. We will be serving beer at MATO this weekend and at the Music on Main event on March 28th downtown. The Pint Fest will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Yuma Territorial Prison from 3pm to 7pm. We will have a live band and several beer vendors providing a wide variety of beer to taste test. It is always a good time and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

We are working on two more small service projects to round out the year. With the help of our Yuma High Interact Club, we plan to paint the large scale USA map at two local elementary schools in town. We will also be awarding our scholarships soon, as our committee is hard at work to get the applications out to the local schools. Of course we will round out the year with our traditional Trip to Nowhere on June 12. Remember, we meet at Lutes Casino and go.

President Dave

A Message from our President David Carvell 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Carvell
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WOW!!! Did we ever have a good time. 
 
We successfully completed our first fundraiser of the year.  A huge thanks to Kortnee and all those that helped out at Pars Under the Stars.  A big shout out to Burgers and Beer for providing us with a great dinner and the other companies and individuals for help on raffle prizes, equipment, and other things that made the tournament an evening to remember.  The ball drop was a huge success.  Congratulations to Tom Kelly for winning our grand prize of $2000.  We sold over 1200 balls this year, proving once again that Fort Yuma Rotarians can get it done.  
 
It is a very exciting time moving toward the end of the year.  The appetizer social is coming up where we will compete against other Rotary clubs for the honor of having the best appetizers in all of Yuma County.  Our annual Christmas gathering will be on December 5th.  We hope everyone will take some time to enjoy the company of other fellow Rotarians as we celebrate the holiday season.  Our annual Christmas Shopping spree is coming up and Nora and her team are getting ready for another great way to give back to our community.  I am proud to say that our Carver Elementary School project is on track thanks to Dan Tortolano and his great team.  We are going to be demoing the area November 29th and preparing the site for the big weekend coming up on December 12-14.
 
There is a lot going on for everyone to enjoy by putting "service above self" at this very important time of the year when we are thankful for what we have and grateful to help give back to our community and beyond.  Thanks to everyone for everything that helps to make The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma the best Rotary Club anywhere.  
 
Dave
October Message from our President David Carvell 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma always leaves its mark.  
 
While we are known for being the FUN club, we are also known for being one of the hardest working clubs in Southern Arizona.  We started off the year great with a stellar back-to-school shopping event that helped provide clothes, shoes and school supplies for 32 local school age children.  Several of our committees are hard at work preparing for even more upcoming events.  Our annual Pars Under the Stars golf tournament is October 25.  A fantastic event to help raise money for all the projects we have planned for this year.  The golf ball drop is going to be bigger than ever with a cash prize of $2,000.  Ask a Fort Yuma Rotarian how you can get your name on a ball this year.
 
The money we raise each year with our great events goes back into the community with several projects, including the dictionary project, our USA maps project, Christmas shopping spree, and our big service project at Carver Elementary School.  With BCBS of Arizona and The Rotary Foundation we will invest almost $28,000 into the school for improvements to the playground and other facilities for the special needs children of our community.  The main portion of the Carver project will take place December 12-14, 2014.  We have a lot to accomplish in a short period and will need lots of help from volunteers.  Be sure to ask Dan Tortolano how you can help.
 
Fort Yuma is like family.  We meet each week on Thursdays at noon at the Yuma Elks Lodge #476 at 1917 W. 32nd Street.  Fort Yuma Rotary strives to live up to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” each day for our community.  We do that by working hard and having fun.  Come join us for lunch to learn more about what is going on in our community and what you can do to help.
 
Thanks,
David
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Penitentiary Pint Fest April 26th! 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Centennial Block Party April 11th! Kelly Boyd 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
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PENITENTIARY PINT FEST REGISTRATION HERE! Kelly Boyd 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
ALL CLUB FAMILY GAME DAY & PICNIC! Kelly Boyd 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
 
Another successful National Immunization Day. 280 MILLION Indian children were vaccinated against polio on February 23rd because of the cooperation of Rotary International, the Indian Government, W.H.O. and UNICEF. A huge accomplishment for India and a great step in keeping polio out of India for good. Good job President Brad!
PRESIDENT BRAD VACCINATES CHILDREN IN INDIA Kelly Boyd 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janell Johnson on Jul 31, 2012

Fort Yuma Rotary takes students on shopping spree

2012-07-27 16:38:01
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Several students in need of supplies for the upcoming school year were taken on a shopping spree recently by members of Fort Yuma Rotary Club.

Volunteers from the service organization and area high schools arrived at the JCPenney store at the Yuma Palms Mall at 7:30 a.m. last Saturday to take the 25 students on the Back to School Shopping Spree.

JCPenney opened early to allow the kids time to shop, and provided each child with $100 for clothing and $25 for shoes.

In addition, the Aiello Eye Institute provided backpacks filled with school supplies and Allure Hair Salon provided free hair cuts for all 25 children.

Other companies who sponsored the event included Payless Shoes, 16th Street Dental Care, American Transmission, Don Peterson Engineering, Yuma Wellness Center, David Ellis and Associates, Mission Plumbing, Yuma Vision Center, Sam's Club, The Flower Mine and Klein's Kustom Electric.

“By providing these kids with the supplies and clothing they may not have otherwise been able to afford, we are sending them to school well-prepared and confident,” said Fort Yuma Rotarian Marlene Aiello, chairwoman of the school shopping spree program.

“Beginning the school year with confidence can greatly affect motivation and provide a child with the enthusiasm he or she will need to persevere and adapt to the challenges of a new school year. Studies have shown that academic success is strongly linked to good health and a positive attitude.”

Funds for the shopping spree were raised through Fort Yuma Rotary's Mardi Gras Block Party and Pars Under the Stars Golf Tournament.

“The Back to School Shopping Spree event was fun and rewarding for all involved,” said Cindy Landin, Fort Yuma Rotary Club community relations chairwoman.

“A special thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers and to all of the organizations who provided the opportunity for these kids. We look forward to making the event even more successful next year!”

For more information about Fort Yuma Rotary Club, log onto www.clubrunner.ca/fortyuma/.

Chris McDaniel can be reached at cmcdaniel@yumasun.com or 539-6849.

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Fort Yuma Rotary Takes Students on Shopping Spree! Janell Johnson 2012-07-31 22:25:28Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Mar 13, 2011
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Brad Sackrider graciously accepts two different contributions for his Sierra Leone trip. The board wanted to show their appreciation for Brad representing Fort Yuma on this Africa well project and gave him $1,000 to help with his expenses. Yuma High Interact also wanted to help Brad and be a part of this wonderful project and contributed $335 towards the trip. We are so proud of you Brad and can't wait for you to tell us all about your trip!
Brad heading to Africa! Kelly Boyd 2011-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Mar 13, 2011
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Nancy Powell was honored at a recent Rotary meeting for being January's Rotarian of the Month. Nancy works tirelessly on keeping our financial books straight and has done so for the past three years. This job requires countless hours of behind the scenes work that many of us don't even realize goes on. Thank you Nancy for all you to for our club and congrats!
Congratulations January Rotarian of the Month Kelly Boyd 2011-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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Wow what a great month October proved to be for the Fort Yuma Rotary Club. As fast as it went by it did not go quick enough to leave this club in the dust.

Message from President Keith Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:58:23Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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Ronna Stubbs had the honor of being named Rotarian of the Month for September for her outstanding work on the Dateland School Backpack Program. Ronna wrote the grant for the project and organized the whole thing from the ground up. She also coordinates on a weekly basis with the Interact Clubs on getting them packed and making sure we have people to deliver them each week. Great job Ronna!
Ronna Stubbs Named September's Rotarian of the Month! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:56:38Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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President Keith had the privilege recently of handing out some Paul Harris Awards. Congratulations new Paul Harris recipients Jaime, Brian & Clayton. And congratulations to John, Leslie, Craig, Kelly & Bobbi Jo for reaching another level on your Paul Harris contributions! Fort Yumans Rock!

Paul Harris Awards Given Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:56:10Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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After the district conference a couple of weeks ago, Keith and I wanted to take a peek at the Milagro playground in Tucson.
Milagro Playground in Tucson Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:55:52Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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Fort Yumans made a trip to Sierra Vista recently to attend District Governor Ernie Montagne's district conference. As usual we had a great time, met new friends and got reacquainted with some old ones. Dave Carvell carried his balls everywhere he went and even sold about 17 or 18 of them! Here he is selling Bill Harnagel a ball. Good job Dave!  

Fort Yumans Invade District Conference Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:55:29Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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Fort Yuma has spent the last two Saturdays "getting dirty" on our Old is Gold campaign. Jan and his crew spent the first Saturday scraping old paint and clearing the way for the paint crew to come back and paint the next Saturday. What a fine job we all did! The house looks great. There will be one more Saturday touch up day. If you can help, please let Jan know!
Old is Gold Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:55:08Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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Could it be? Could it be? We finally made it official. Cammy Whaley of Best Western Inn Suites is now a bonafide member of the "Best Club in All of Yuma County". Welcome Cammy! And remember, the best things are always worth waiting for!
Welcome Cammy Whaley! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:54:53Z 0
50/50 Pot Back to Zero! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:54:39Z 0
Pars Under the Stars Huge Success Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:54:21Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 03, 2011
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We have a fun and easy fundraiser set for November 15th at Brewers. Five Direct Sale Reps, three of who are Fort Yuma members, are donating 100% of their profits to the Polio Plus fund from November 15th-November 19th. Please take a look at the flyer located on the front page of our web site and consider doing a little of your Christmas shopping with these Reps to help eradicate polio.
Presents for Polio Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 10:54:02Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
Recipes are coming in for our second edition cookbook but we still do not have enough yet. Please head to www.gandrpublishing.com and enter your favorite recipes. Contact Kelly to get the username and password. These do not have to be "your" recipes, just your favorites from other cookbooks or family members. . Don't get left out of this edition!
Fort Yuma Favorites-2nd Edition Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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December was a busy month for Fort Yuma and member Jack Frost. Jack has worked very, very hard this month on our Dateland concession stand. There could not be a more perfect guy for this project. Jack his given up much of his personal time to get this done and we are almost there! Congratulations Jack for being President Keith's December Rotarian of the Month. You deserve it!
Jack Frost is Top Dog Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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Yuma High Interact club, under the direction of Robin Eshbaugh, took tiime out of their Saturday recently to help Fort Yuma revamp the Mardi Gras signs. What a lucky club we are to have not just one but two great Interact clubs (Yuma High and Yuma Catholic).
Yuma High Interact Help Prepare for Mardi Gras Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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Well it is already February. I can't believe how fast this year is flying by.
February Message from President Keith Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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You'll never guess who won the $1,000 ball drop at our Pars Under the Stars Golf Event! Brad Sackrider who is a brand new Rotarian and has taken the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" seriously won the big money. What are the chances of that? About 1 in 765!  For those of you who don't know yet, Brad has volunteered to go to Africa later this month to work on the water well project in Sierra Leone! Talking about jumping in to Rotary with both feet!
What Comes Around Goes Around Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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Fort Yuma Rotary welcomes Erin Sitera from the Humane Society of Yuma to our club. Erin joined Rotary December 2, 2010 and is now part of the "Best Rotary Club in all of Yuma County".
Welcome Erin! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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Robin Eshbaugh who works tirelessly with about 40 Interact kids at Yuma High every single week has earned the coveted "Rotarian of the Month" pin for the month of November. Her participation in the Old is Gold and our Dateland project also made her a stand out. Congrats Robin!
Robin Eshbaugh Stands Out Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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 Well we had so  many Rotarians that stepped up in the month of October that President Keith had a hard time picking just one. So, as Presidents sometimes do, he broke the rules and picked three! Congratulations Jan S. for your work on our Old is Gold project, David C. for your hard work with our golf ball drop and Minda G. for working so hard at getting all the great raffle prizes for the Pars Under the Stars. Our club members rock!
Rotarian(s) of the Month! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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Welcome Marlene Aiello from the Aiello Eye Institute to Fort Yuma Rotary club (The Best Rotary Club in All of Yuma County)! 
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Posted by Kelly Boyd on Feb 02, 2011
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 Congrats are in order to our newest Paul Harris Fellow, Brad Sackrider! Way to go Brad!
Congratulations Brad! Kelly Boyd 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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John Bornt was Rotarian of the Month for June.  John was instrumental in finding an International Project that Fort Yuma could get involved in. John found a club working on water wells in Sierra Leone, Africa. The club members were asked to match a $500 anonymous donation to put one water well in. Each tank or well cost $1,000. Through John's hard work in getting donations we have over $5,000 to give to this project! That a way John! There will be more information on this project at a later date. Brad Sackrider and John have both expressed an interest in making the trip to build these wells. Now that's a Rotarian!
June Rotarian of the Month Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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Congratulations Renee Dinwiddie for being President Keith's July Rotarian of the Month.  Renee received this award for all of her hard work in organizing the Back to School Clothing Shop this year. Each Rotarian of the Month will be in the running to receive the prestigious Rotarian of the Year award that is given out at the annual Trip to Nowhere.
July's Rotarian of the Month! Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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Fort Yuma recently awarded Dr. Rick Geyer a check for $500 to go towards the Dictionary Project. Fort Yuma is passionate about literacy and this is something we have supported for many years. Recently we have added the Dateland school to the list of schools this project supports. Thanks Rick for all you do for the kids!
Donation to Dictionary Project Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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Several Rotarians received their annual Perfect Attendance Awards at a recent meeting. Pictured here are the One Year Perfect Attendance recipients. Perfect attendance can be achieved by attending every club meeting, committee meetings, other club meetings and/or making up using the EClub online make ups. You can access the EClub from  front page of our web site. Congratulations Rotarians!
Perfect Attendance Awards Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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Mark Hansberger graciously receives his plaque stating that he is now officially part of "The Best Club in all of Yuma County". Thanks for all you do Mark!
Mark Hansberger Receives Honorary Membership Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 18, 2010
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One of President Keith's first order of business on his first day as President was to recognize two individuals that have supported Fort Yuma Rotary for many, many years. Jack Puckett from Yuma Insurance and Mark Hansberger from Hansberger Refrigeration were made Honorary Members of Fort Yuma Rotary Club for their service to our club. Both Jack and Mark are members of Yuma Rotary but attend our clubs regularly and support us in our fundraisers. Thank you guys!
Jack Puckett made Honorary Member Kelly Boyd 2010-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd on Aug 10, 2010

This year, as our Dateland School service project, we are going to be rebuilding the shed that they use as their concession stand. 

Message from Jack Kelly Boyd 2010-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Back to School Shop a Success! Kelly Boyd 2010-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
August message from President Keith Kelly Boyd 2010-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

Fort Yuma is a service club that puts the Rotary International motto "Service Above Self" to work in our community and around the world. We work hard all year to raise funds that go directly back into the community through local college scholarships, elementary literacy programs, providing food for the hungry and so much more. We keep our youth involved in community service with two local high school Interact Clubs and provide much needed funding for several very worthy organizations here in Yuma.

There are over 70 different personalities in our club all coming together for a good cause which makes each project we do fun and exciting for everyone involved. You may know us through our annual Mardi Gras Block Party fundraiser, or our yearly Child Shopping Spree event which outfits local less fortunate children each year with new clothes just in time to go back to school.

Come join us for lunch each Thursday at noon at the Yuma Elks Lodge #476 at 1917 W. 32nd Street and find out just what Rotary is all about!

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March is Literacy Month! Kelly Boyd 0
Let's Take a Rotary Cruise in 2008! Kelly Boyd 0
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Bring Your Pet Pictures! Kelly Boyd 0
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Congratulations President Karen! Fort Yuma Rotary Club is the only Yuma area club to receive the award this year from the District Governor. Karen also acknowledged and gave kudos to the membership committee for their hard work and effort this past year.
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The Kids Have Come Home from RYLA, Hoorah! Daniel Montoya 0
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Fort Yuma Rotary is gearing up for our annual Pars Under the Stars (PUTS) golf tournament Saturday, November 2nd. This is one of our biggest fundraisers and helps our club give back to the Yuma community. It's glow in the dark golf. How fun is that? Please register to golf and/or buy golf balls for our golf ball drop where we will be giving away over $1,500 in cash! The flier for this event can be downloaded by going to our "download" section on the bottom right of this page and clicking on "2013 PUTS flier".
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President, Brad Sackrider, presented a check to Mike Ivers, Director of the Yuma Community Food Bank, for $2,000 today to help fund the backpack program. Fort Yuma Rotary helps support this program through monetary donations and helps with the delivery of backpacks to the Dateland Elementary school. The backpacks are filled with food and given to the children every Friday. Nice job Fort Yuma!
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Nora Bonillas was chosen by President Brad for July Rotarian of the month for her hard work on our first project of the year, the Back to School clothing shop. Way to go Nora!
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ImageThe 26th Yuma County Teacher of the Year awards banquet, sponsored by the Education Foundation of Yuma County and the Rotary Clubs of Yuma, was held on Tuesday, April 23rd. Fort Yuma Rotary Club was presented with the Educational Hall of Fame award for our help in making significant improvements to the Dateland and Mohawk Valley Schools over the past two years, which totaled over $100,000 in time and materials.  Our contribution resulted in the development of safe, fun-filled playgrounds, and through our backpack program, we continue to provide Dateland School children with weekend backpacks filled with healthy foods.  The Yuma County Teacher of the Year for 2013 is Jarrod Norris, a special education extensive support self-contained teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary.  Fort Yuma looks forward to continuing with our work to support the needs of children in our community. To read the full article published by the Yuma Daily Sun, click here.  http://www.yumasun.com/articles/yuma-87038-school-teacher.html
Fort Yuma - Educational Hall of Fame Award recipient!!! Janell Johnson 0
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A group of local Rotarians spent a weekend in December working at Mohawk Valley Elementary School doing various repairs and additions to the campus that would have cost the school over $50,000 to do on their own. 

After spending fall meetings organizing work teams and doing prep work, more than 50 people from the Fort Yuma Rotary Club met for the three-day project to complete various projects on campus. 

“This project has been a godsend for our school,” said superintendent Doug Rutan, who explained that they currently do not have funds for campus or playground improvements. 

Rutan said that he was thrilled to be approached by the club about adopting Mohawk Valley School. They had previously adopted Dateland Elementary School as well. 

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Yuma, AZ 12/21/2012

Brad Sackrider, a Rotarian from Yuma, Arizona, has participated in water systems projects and medical clinics in Sierra Leone for the past two years. He has traveled to northern India to administer polio vaccinations to needy children and will do the same again this coming February. Brad has also worked on several service projects that benefit our local population. He, along with 15 others, will represent fellow Rotarians on a float in the Tournament of Roses parade January 1, 2013 and showcase Rotary members dedication to international humanitarian service, peace and a world without the disabling disease polio.”

Fort Yuma Rotary to join Tournament of Roses Parade float New Year's Day! Janell Johnson 0
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  Note:  Below is the original Fort Yuma Rotary's Back to School Shopping Project article, authored by our very own Cindy Landin,
which was used to generate the Yuma Sun article.  Enjoy!

Once again, Fort Yuma Rotarians and several other sponsors were able to   provide 25 fortunate kids with back to school supplies and clothing.

Studies have shown that academic success is strongly linked to good health and a positive attitude.  By providing these kids with the supplies and clothing they may not have otherwise been able to afford, we are sending them to school well prepared and confident.  Beginning the school year with confidence can greatly affect motivation and provide a child with the enthusiasm he or she will need to persevere and adapt to the challenges of a new school year.



Fort Yuma Rotary's Back to School Shopping Project, by Cindy Landin Janell Johnson 0
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Fort Yuma Rotary's Mardi Gras Festival Coming Soon! Kelly Boyd 0
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A great big welcome to our newest member, Janelle Johnson. Janelle joined the best Rotary Club in all of Yuma County January 19th and we are so lucky to have her! Janelle was proposed by Randy Nelson. Ask her about her family's BBQ sauce! Welcome Janelle!
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 Marlene Campbell has reached her Paul Harris +1 status! Way to go Marlene and thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation!
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Please welcome new member, Arturo Gomez! Arturo recently moved here from LA and chose our club to join after visiting other clubs in town! Good choice Arturo! We are lucky to have you! 
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Fort Yuma Rotary Favorites 2nd Edition Cookbooks are here and they look great! We have already sold 200 of the books and have around 300 left to sell. Please make sure to help support this fundraiser and purchase some! We would like each member to sell 10 books each. They are stocked full of fabulous recipes from our members, family and friends. See Kelly to get your stack!
Fort Yuma Rotary's 2nd Edition Cookbook Kelly Boyd 0
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Fort Yuma members recently updated our club picture with as many members as we could get in the picture. What a fine looking group of Rotarians we are!
Say Cheese! Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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Please welcome new member, Diana Santoyo. Diana was proposed by Cindy Landin and is former member, Dubia Zaragoza's sister so we know she will be an asset to our club! Welcome Diana to Fort Yuma Rotary!
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Now this is a guy who loves Rotary! Check out Brad's new Rotary wheel he made! That's awesome Brad!
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Fort Yuma's Pars Under the Stars A Success! Kelly Boyd 0
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Anyone who’s driven Interstate 8 toward California has seen the neat green rows of date palms. Some might have even stopped for a “date shake” in the small, unincorporated community of Dateland, about halfway between Gila Bend and Yuma.
Donation Has Big Impact on Small Elementary School Kelly Boyd 0
Who's Who in Fort Yuma Rotary? Kelly Boyd 0
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City of Yuma Fire Captain, Mike Landin, accepts a check for $2,000 from Fort Yuma Rotary’s President, Keith Boyd. The check is for the Yuma Child Burn Survivors and will allow children to attend the  AZ Children’s Burn Camp, Camp Courage. 
Fort Yuma gives $2,000 Kelly Boyd 0
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Congratulations to Bob Rolle who became a Paul Harris Fellow recently. This man gives his heart and soul AND money to Rotary. We are so lucky to have him in Fort Yuma!
Bob Rolle Joins the Ranks! Kelly Boyd 0
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Karen Ferguson has the honor of calling herself a Paul Harris Fellow now by contributing $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Nice job Karen!
Way to go Karen! Kelly Boyd 0
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Kari Reily recently became one of Fort Yuma's newest Paul Harris member. Congratulations Kari!
Newest Paul Harris Member! Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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Jaime Honold and Clayton Hasty recently achieved their Paul Harris Fellow +2. Clayton is also a member of the Paul Harris Society which means he has earmarked $1,000 every year for the Rotary Foundation.  Way to go guys and thank you for supporting such a great cause! Pictured here with President Renee Dinwiddie and last year's Foundation Chair, Dave Carvell.
Congratulations Jaime and Clayton! Kelly Boyd 0
Arizona's Children Association Benefits from Fort Yuma Rotary's Fundraisers Kelly Boyd 0
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Keith Boyd, Chairman for the 2012 Mardi Gras Festival, tries to get the club members jazzed up about the new format this year's Mardi Gras will take on. The Mardi Gras Festival will be an all day event this year on February 18th, 2012 rather than the evening block party it has been in the past. Look for more info to come!
Who is This Jester? Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Helps Amberly's Place Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Rotary donates to Food Bank Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Rotarians contribute to a successful school year! Kelly Boyd 0
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When you realize that OUR Rotary Foundation separates this service organization from every other service group in the world it is easy to want to be a part of it. And when we look one step further and see that every dollar we contribute is actually used for charitable projects, it makes it even easier to choose the Rotary Foundation as your charity of choice.

Supporting Your Rotary Foundation Kelly Boyd 0
What does Rotary Do? Kelly Boyd 0
Time to sell your balls! Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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As has been done for so many years, Fort Yuma recently ended one year and began a new one with our annual awards ceremony, better known as the "Trip to Nowhere".
Trip to Nowhere Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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Thank you Fort Yuma Rotary for electing me as your new club president. Thanks, I think...just kidding. I am looking forward to the next 12 months. I’m sure the time will fly.


A Message From Our President.... Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma and Food Bank team up for Dateland School Kelly Boyd 0
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Hi Everyone,

You have to wonder sometimes when you watch the news what is in store for this world. I personally get angry when I see other countries disrespect this great country we live in. It is easy to let hatred build inside when we see these things both on TV and even right here in Yuma.

September Message from President Keith Kelly Boyd 0
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Jolynn and Dave recently shared their goals to raise money for this year's Golf-A-Thon with us. We really need every member to step up and take one dozen balls with them to either buy or sell to others. If everyone does their part, that would bring in $12,000 for the Golf-A-Thon! The price of the balls is one for $15, two for $25 and 10 for $100. There will be a $1,000 prize for the 1st in the hole, $100 for all other balls that drop in the hole and $100 for furthest from the hole! The balls will be dropped from a crane the night of the Golf-A-Thon. There just may be prizes awarded for who sells the most balls. Is it going to be Ted again? Come on Fort Yuma, let's do what we do best-raise money and have fun doing it!
Sell Your Balls! Kelly Boyd 0
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Fort Yuma has just inducted another member into the Paul Harris Society. President Keith and District Governor Ernie Montagne presented Clayton with his certificate last Thursday. You become a member of the Paul Harris Society when you pledge to give $1,000 per year to the Rotary Foundation. Thank you for your commitment, Clayton. You are a great Rotarian!
Newest Member of the Paul Harris Society Kelly Boyd 0
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A big congratulations to Robin Hardee for being awarded Rotarian of the Month for August. Robin has been working her tail off lately helping Yuma Rotary with Bowlio and working hard on our upcoming Golf-A-Thon. Robin has been a Fort Yuma Rotarian since December of 1997. Robin is a worker. Everyone knows that when Robin is in charge of something, it will get done and it will get done right. More importantly than that, we know when she's in charge, it will be fun too! Congratulations Robin!
Robin Hardee Rotarian of the Month! Kelly Boyd 0
Karen Gets Sworn in to AG Position Kelly Boyd 0
Karen's Last Hurrah Kelly Boyd 0
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Hi Everyone,

First I want to thank you for the opportunity to be President of this great club again. I have always said that the last time (2004-2005) was one of the best years of my life. I can't imagine this year being any different.

July Message from President Keith Keith Boyd 0
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Fort Yuma Rotary has worked to raise money and then passes it on to the community in various ways. In addition to the scholarships awarded to students that will be attending college, we have made a total of $5,000 of donations to the following organizations: Amberly's Place, Assistance League of Yuma, Burn Camp, Yuma Community Food Bank, Mason's Bicycle and Reading Project, Arizona Children's Assn., and United Way. Awesome!
Fort Yuma Contributes to Community Organizations Marlene Campbell 0
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President Karen Griffin awarded Ted Brunner as the Rotarian of the Year. Ted will have possession and the honor of displaying the Fort Yuma Rotary Club Charter for the coming Rotary year. Great Job, Ted!
Rotarian of the Year 2009-2010 Marlene Campbell 0
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Everyone gathered at Lute's Casino and waited for directions to the destination of "Nowhere". We were directed to the front door, cross Main Street and head south through the parking lot. There was the "Top of the Kress" building. We were served a dinner with a choice of prime rib or chicken. Pictures from the rotary year were displayed while we ate. President Karen acknowledged her board of directors, welcomed all the new members from this past year and summarized the events of the year with recognition of the committe chairmans (& co-chairs). President Elect Keith introduced his Board of Directors and Dave Hossler lead the installation. It has been another great year for Fort Yuma Rotary. Thank you to all our members!
Trip to Nowhere 2010 Marlene Campbell 0
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Fort Yuma awarded $7,000 in scholarships to fourteen graduates from the area high schools. The scholarship recipients were guests and introduced during our meeting today. Congratualations and good luck!
Scholarships for the Graduates Marlene Campbell 0
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Jack Frost had put a presentation together featuring our Dateland School Project. Keith Boyd and Jack made the presentation during the Chamber of Commerce breakfast held today. Thank you to Jack and Keith and all the other members that attended early this morning. The presentation was also shared with the club during our meeting today. The next project with the Dateland School will involve the concession stand and a work weekend is planned for December 4th and 5th. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be there.
Rotary Day with Chamber Commerce Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Patrick Deloney as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. He was inducted during our meeting on June 10th. His sponsor is Rob Campbell. Thank you Rob for being a sponsor! Patrick will be attending the Trip to Nowhere, a great opportunity to meet other members.
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Please welcome Brad Sackrider as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. He was inducted during our meeting on May 27th. His sponsor is John Bornt. Thank you John for being a sponsor! Brad has already shown enthusiasm for learning more about Rotary by attending the District Assembly held in Yuma this past Saturday.
Welcome Brad! Marlene Campbell 0
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During May, we heard from Troy Love, LCSW, PHR (Courageous Journeys Counseling and Consulting Services, PC) and the GSE Team from Turkey informed us about their country and lifestyle.
May Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Minda Greene as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. She was inducted during our meeting on April 29th. Her sponsor is Robin Hardee. Thank you Robin for being a sponsor!
Welcome Minda! Marlene Campbell 0
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During April, our programs included Jack McArthur (Fire Chief for City of Yuma Fire Department, Juan Escamilla (US Census), Steve Grant (Sports World and Former NFL Player), Up with the People(Members from the Tour) and Steve and Beth (Yuma County Library). Thank you Dave Carvell for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for April.
April Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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During March, our programs included Allison Miller (KSWT Meteorologist), Doug Rodstrom (SW Arizona Human Resource), Mardi Gras Committee (Sponsors & Art Students) and Christoper Belin (Travels in South Africa). Thank you Dave Carvell for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for March.
March Programs Marlene Campbell 0
Flower Delivery Marlene Campbell 0
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During February, our speakers were Tom Tyree (Upcoming Teacher of the Year Banquet), Shawn Smith (Humane Society) and Dave Carvell (RYLA 2010). Thank you Tom Rush and Dave Carvell for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for February.
February Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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It was a gorgeous evening on Main Street for the Mardi Gras party. One of the new ideas added this year involved the local school art programs. Students were asked to submit art for a contest choosing the art logo to be used in advertising the Mardi Gras. T-shirts were also printed and sold using the winner's art. The art pieces entered in the contest were displayed on Main Street during the Mardi Gras event. Thank you for everyone's involvement and hard work to make this event a success!
Mardi Gras Marlene Campbell 0
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Fort Yuma Members help make improvements to Dateland School playground.
Dateland School Marlene Campbell 0
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Fort Yuma Rotary sponsored local youth to attend the Rotary Youth Leadersip Awards held at Chapel Rock on January 15, 16, 17, & 18. Dave Carvell & Everett Lacy, members from our club, were among the many counselors involved in the weekend. Some of the students who attended from Yuma were present during our February 18th meeting to share their experience at RYLA.
RYLA Marlene Campbell 0
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During January, we heard from Judy Gresser (Yuma Community Foundation), Marc Nigliazzo (President of AWC) and Dr. Barrows (New Technology in the Dental Field). Thank you Tom Rush for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for January. We also had a special guest during the month of January, District Governor Elect (DGE) Ernie Montagne and his wife, Sally, visiting from Sierra Vista.
January Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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Fort Yumans! You have a chance to own the beautiful artwork that won our Mardi Gras logo contest by artist, Vanessa Iturbide. Email Karen at griffinym@aol.com if you would like to place a bid on this piece! Proceeds will go towards an art scholarship for Vanessa! Check the web site daily for updates on the current bid.
CURRENT BID $300 Kelly Boyd 0
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Please welcome Jeanne Vatterott-Grogan as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. She was inducted during our meeting on January 7th. Her sponsor is Dave Hossler. Thank you Dave for being a sponsor! Jeanne is the advisor for the Yuma Catholic Interact Club.
Welcome Jeanne! Marlene Campbell 0
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During December, John Larkin (Historical Actor) performed a skit with Dan as his co-star; Terry Pray and Vince told us about CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Tanya Hodges regarding (University of Arizona). No meetings were held on December 24th and 31st. Thank you Tom Rush for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for December.
December Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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During November, we heard from Andrea Bereznak (Experience as an Ambassadorial Scholar), Gary Whiting (Gift of Life/Arizona, Inc.) and Darwin Stiffler (Yuma Elem. School Dist. #1). Thank you Tom Rush for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for November.
November Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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Craig Crossland drew the right card to win the pot of money accumulated from the weekly card draw. A new deck of cards will be started for the January 7 drawing.
Winning Card is Drawn! Marlene Campbell 0
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Please greet our two newest members of Fort Yuma Rotary and welcome them to our club. Chandra Olaque was sponsored by Ronna Stubbs and Jason Kukuk was sponsored by Jaime Honold. Thank you to Ronna and Jaime for being sponsors.
Welcome New Members, Chandra & Jason! Marlene Campbell 0
Paul Harris Fellows: Jolynn P. and Dave C. Marlene Campbell 0
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Debra Green (sponsored by Everett Lacy) and Dubia Zaragoza (sponsored by Renee Dinwiddie) joined Ft. Yuma Rotary as our newest members during our meeting today. Please welcome them to the club. Thank you Renee and Everett for being a sponsor of a new member.
Welcome New Members, Debra and Dubia! Marlene Campbell 0
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During the month of October, President Karen installed three new members: Beth, Debra and Dubia.
Speakers for the month of October were Greg Stopka (Yuma Community Poverty Simulation), Yuma Co. Main Library (Tour of New Library), Nancy Patterson (Nutrition & Fitness) and Dubia Zaragoza (Arizona Children's Association).
October Meetings Marlene Campbell 0
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Golf after dark? Fort Yuma Rotarians held their version of a golf game on September 26th with the event named "Pars Under the Stars". The evening started with grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with a pot luck of side dishes and desserts. Purchased golf balls were dropped from a lift high above the hole and the owner of the lucky golf ball to land in the hole won the prize of $1,000.
Pars Under the Stars 2009 Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Beth Martinez as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. She was inducted during our meeting on October 1st. Her sponsor is K.C. Hoffman. Thank you K.C. for being a sponsor!
Welcome, Beth! Marlene Campbell 0
Fort Yuma Now Controlling Population? Kelly Boyd 0
Membership Committee on a Roll! Kelly Boyd 0
Dateland School Project Underway! Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Marlene Campbell
During September, we heard from the Yuma County Humane Society (Spay and Neuter Program), District Governor Steve DiMuzio and Venture Crew #8051. Thank you Jolynn for taking care of the programs portion of the meetings for August and September.
September Programs Marlene Campbell 0
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District Governor Steve DiMuzio visited our club and was the speaker for our meeting on September 10th. He also presented Tammy, Kyle, Joe, Jack, Nancy, Sue and Ted with their Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Thank you to all of you for supporting the Rotary Foundation.
Dist. Governor Steve Presents Paul Harris Fellows Marlene Campbell 0
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Eric Capetillo was installed by President Karen during our meeting on September 24, 2009. Please extend a welcome to him the next time you see him. Thank you Ted for being a sponsor.
Welcome New Member, Eric! Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Sarah Determan as a new member of Fort Yuma Rotary. She was inducted during our meeting on September 3rd. Her sponsor is Cindy Landin. Thank you Cindy for being a sponsor!
Welcome Sarah! Marlene Campbell 0
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During the month of August, President Karen installed four new members, Evelyn, Jaime, Randy N. and Randy C.
Speakers for the month of August were Dave Mansheim (Medjool Date Industry), Dan Loghry (Solar Energy), Kurt Nolte & Rachel Palumbo (Grow Safe Leafy Greens in Yuma).
August Meetings Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Randy Candler as a new Fort Yuma Rotarian. He was installed as a new member on August 27, 2009. Thank you Kevin for sponsoring Randy.
Welcome Randy C.! Marlene Campbell 0
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Please welcome Randy Nelson as a new member to Fort Yuma Rotary. Thank you Ronna for sponsoring Randy!
Welcome Randy! Marlene Campbell 0
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To start off the new Rotary year, we had information passed on to us from various board members and committees. We heard about the upcoming service projects (Keith & Renee), membership committee (Cindy, Renee and Dan) and Rotary Foundation (Rob). Jolynn and Kelly gave us a presentation about using our website.
July Meetings Marlene Campbell 0
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President Karen had a larger than usual group for her first meeting presiding as Club President.
Bell Stealing? Marlene Campbell 0
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Ft. Yuma Rotary helps 30 children shop for back to school clothes at J.C. Penney on August 1st.
Back to School Clothes Marlene Campbell 0
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Evelyn Malo (sponsored by Dan Montoya) and Jaime Honold (sponsored by KC Hoffman) join Ft. Yuma Rotary as our newest members. Please welcome them to the club.
Welcome Evelyn and Jaime! Marlene Campbell 0
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Please copy and paste the follow url into your browser to listen to this motivating message from our 2009-2010 RI President.

http://www.rotary.org/Videos/News/ia09_kenny_theme.mp4

Be patient, it takes about 5 minutes to download.
Listen to RI President's Video Message Kelly Boyd 0
Message from RI President Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Marlene Campbell
Thank you to all Fort Yuma Rotarians for their donation of time, talents and money, especially the chairs or co-chairs of the various committees.
Recap of 2008-2009 Marlene Campbell 0
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Mark Watson, Assistant District Governor 2009-2010, performed the installation of the 2009-2010 Fort Yuma Officers and Directors.  Robin Finn, sponsor for Karen Griffin, presented Karen with the President's pin and Karen had pins for the officers and directors of the board.
Installation of Officers & Directors Marlene Campbell 0
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Congratulations!  Keith and Kelly Boyd were presented with a crystal and a diamond pin for each of them in recognition for their donations to the Rotary Foundation. Thank you for your support of what Rotary does for the local communities and around the world.
Rotary Foundation Major Donor Presentation Marlene Campbell 0
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Jack Frost was awarded 2008-2009 Rotarian of the Year.  Karen Griffin and Rocio Melton passed on the club charter to be held by Jack for one year.
Rotarian of the Year Marlene Campbell 0
Trip to NoWhere Marlene Campbell 0
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The team leader, Rotarian Graham Todd, accompanied by four professional women came to visit District 5500 and take part in a group study exchange.  The four professional women on the team are Tracey Crommelin (marketing management), Zulfa Petersen (journalist), Joline Nel (accounting), and Wendy Van Schalkwyk (operations & account director).  All of the team are from Cape Town and did not previously know each other.
GSE Team Visits from District 9350 Marlene Campbell 0
RYLA Presentation Marlene Campbell 0
Mardi Gras Sponsors Recognized Marlene Campbell 0
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The Board of Directors welcomes Renee Dinwiddie as our newest board member.
New Board Member Marlene Campbell 0
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The drawing for the winner of the airboat was held during the evening festivities of Mardi Gras.
Airboat Winner! Marlene Campbell 0
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The Yuma High Interact joined in the fun with their club members willing to take a pie in the face to earn some money.
Pie in the Face! Marlene Campbell 0
Mardi Gras 2009! Marlene Campbell 0
Members Gather to Chop & Mix Dough Marlene Campbell 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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Recently Yuma Rotarians had the privilege of attending the 2009 RYLA Leadership Camp at Chapel Rock in Prescott, Arizona.
2009 RYLA a Success! Kelly Boyd 0
Posted by Marlene Campbell
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We gathered at the Landin residence for a festive evening to share fellowship and fabulous food.  We all enjoyed the cool evening with a little warmth from gas heaters, firepits and beverages.  There was an ornament exchange after dinner.  Thank you to the Mike and Cindy for opening their home to us and the committee for organizing a fun time! 

Christmas Party Marlene Campbell 0
Help Fight Polio With Cell Phone! Kelly Boyd 0
2009-2010 Rotary Theme Unveiled! Kelly Boyd 0
February is World Understanding Month! Kelly Boyd 0
January is Rotary Awareness Month Kelly Boyd 0
Congratulations Karen & Keith! Kelly Boyd 0
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It is often said that children are the future of the world. Healthy and happy children are key to achieving Rotary's goal of building international understanding and peace in the world. There is no better place to nourish a young mind than in a family whose basic needs have been met and who can spend time together.

DECEMBER IS FAMILY MONTH Kelly Boyd 0
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Cindy Landin and her awesome committee once again succeeded in scoring Fort Yuma two awards recently at the annual Appetizer Event. Fort Yuma won for Best Generic and (of course) Best Presentation for our Greek theme. Thanks again Cindy for, once again, putting your all in to every project you do!

Fort Yuma Does it Again! Kelly Boyd 0
Mexico Schools Benefit from Cruise with a Cause Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Golf-A-Thon a Success! Kelly Boyd 0
Message From Jonathan Majiyagbe Kelly Boyd 0
My Trip to the Grand Canyon Niklas Egberts 0
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The lucky ticket number for the week was held by Shawn Ringwald.  And then Shawn drew the lucky card, collecting $1600 plus.

Shawn Has Luck With The Draw Marlene Campbell 0
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Thirteen Yuma High Interacters along with Fort Yuma Rotarians Robert Rolle, Robin Newman, Brian Geren and Brian's brother Geoff Howerton, volunteered over the weekend at the Yuma Community Food Bank. 

Yuma High Interact Club Helps Out Food Bank! Ronna Sue Stubbs 0
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Fort Yuma has been given the wonderful opportunity to raise money by being given an air boat to raffle off!
Calling all Rotarians! Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Presents a Check to DG Tom Tilton Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma's Newest Paul Harris Fellows! Kelly Boyd 0
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Ronna Sue presents Keith Boyd with a framing of memorabilia from Marian Bigras, spouse of former Honorary Member Real Bigras.  Real regularly attended our club meetings during the winter months as a visiting Rotarian from Canada. Real felt at home attending Fort Yuma meetings and working at Fort Yuma events. Real lost his battle with cancer last year. He is fondly remembered by all those who knew him.
Ronna Sue Makes Presentation to Keith Boyd Marlene Campbell 0
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Greetings to all. I am pleased to say I have really enjoyed the past two months as President of Fort Yuma Rotary. We participated in our back to school clothing drive and we clothed 50 young boys and girls in July. Fort Yuma paid $2,500, Mervyn's matched it with another $2,500 and Mervyn's also gave us 15% discount in addition to the many already discounted items. Mervyns funds this grant program each year through sales of their stuffed dogs priced at $5 each. These are the same dogs we are using for our speaker gifts.

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Lizzy's gone to meet our Rotarian friends in South America.  Last Friday (Aug 15) Fort Yuma Rotary Club Sweet Heart and Outbound Youth Exchange student Lizzy Parker embarked on the first leg of her year long journey to Valle De Los Chillos Quito Ecuador.
So Long Lizzy but not Goodbye! Dan Montoya 0
Posted by Marlene Campbell
President Rob welcomed new member, Lisa Nelson, during our meeting on July 17th.  Lisa was born in London England.  While living in Europe, she worked in the travel industry.  In 1996, Lisa ventured to the USA, has lived in North Carolina, Virginia and finally to Yuma in 2003.  She has worked at the YMCA for five years and currently is Membership/Health & Wellness Director.
New Member: Lisa Nelson Marlene Campbell 0
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Saturday, July 19th, was an exciting day for fifty children from the area as they prepared for the start of a new school year.  We had many Rotarians along with their families and friends help make this event a success.

Back to School Marlene Campbell 0
Robin Spends a Week at Camp Courage Kelly Boyd 0
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Debra Hunter, Marketing Manager for Yuma Habitat for Humanity, excepts a check for $3000 from Fort Yuma President Ronna Sue.
Fort Yuma Still Giving! Jan Schmitt 0
Fort Yumans Step Up To Help CrossRoads Mission Kelly Boyd 0
Lucky Yuma Teens Get Help for College! Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma's Newest Paul Harris Fellow Kelly Boyd 0
Fort Yuma Gives Big! Kelly Boyd 0
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Recently we were honored to add Liz Greiner and Jeanne Hollis to the growing list of Fort Yuma Rotarians.
Welcome Liz & Jeanne! Kelly Boyd 0
What Does Rotary Do? Kelly Boyd 0
Japanese GSE Team Visits Yuma Jan Schmitt 0
Local Basketball Stars Take on Harlem Ambassadors Kelly Boyd 0
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The championship softball team from Saturday's Family Day tournament poses with their trophy shirts.
FAMILY DAY FUN FOR ALL Jan Schmitt 0
CULLUM TAKES THE CHECK Jan Schmitt 0
2008 Mardi Gras Another Success Jan Schmitt 0
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Jim Hewlett, BOCO, CFO, and newly elected by the certificants of the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) to their Board of Directors, submitted a personal account of his participation in a very recent humanitarian effort. 
Humanitarian Efforts in Mexico Kelly Boyd 0
CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR MONA Jan Schmitt 0
ANOTHER NEW FORT YUMA ROTARIAN Jan Schmitt 0
MERRY BELL RINGERS Jan Schmitt 0
FORT YUMA DISTRIBUTES DICTIONARIES Jan Schmitt 0
FORT YUMA BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER Jan Schmitt 0
FORT YUMA BUILDS FOR HABITAT Jan Schmitt 0
COIN TOSS SETTLES PRESIDENCY Jan Schmitt 0
Congratulations 2008-2009 Officers! Kelly Boyd 0
Ten Members Get Drawn for $100 Kelly Boyd 0
Welcome Back Brian! Kelly Boyd 0
RI and Gates Foundation commit $200 Million Kelly Boyd 0
Golf A Thon a Great Success! Jan Schmitt 0
Posted by Jan Schmitt
Do you feel a need to help with the devastating fires in southern California, but you don't know where to turn?
SoCal Fire Help Jan Schmitt 0
Russell Honors his Mom Jan Schmitt 0
Our Newest Paul Harris Fellow Jan Schmitt 0
Fort Yuma's Latest Jan Schmitt 0
Salvation Army Congo Project Jan Schmitt 0
Fort Yuma's Newest Paul Harris Fellow Jan Schmitt 0
WHO'S WHO IN FORT YUMA Jan Schmitt 0
Leslie M&McClendon Jan Schmitt 0
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Ron Boutwell is welcomed as the newest member of Fort Yuma Rotary!
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Posted by Jan Schmitt
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The Emperor of story book fame had nothing on almost 50 local children on July 28th, when members of Fort Yuma Rotary took them on a whirlwind spree through Mervyn's to purchase them each more than one hundred dollars worth of new clothes.
Local Kids Get New Clothes Jan Schmitt 0
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Rotary was the focus at a recent Yuma Scorpions Baseball game, when the local minor league baseball club made it Rotary Night.
Rotary: A Home Run Jan Schmitt 0
Posted by Kelly Boyd
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We are selling spots to advertise your business on our Fort Yuma site. What a great way to get your name out there and remind club members what you do! For only $100 per year  you can have a link on our web site to your business. Contact Kelly for more info!
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