Welcome to District 5495 Club News

The Rotary Club of Flagstaff would like to invite you to compete in or sponsor our “Golf at a Higher Level” golf fundraiser, scheduled for Monday, July 31st at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club in Flagstaff, AZ.   Registration is open! 
New this year  to simplify the registration process: the forms attached have a QR code and the system is accepting credit cards. 
Past beneficiaries include the following organizations, among many others:
  • Northland Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Coconino County Spelling Bee
  • The Salvation Army
  • Family Food Center
  • Rotary International Global Grants for Hepatitis Free Mongolia, The Navajo Water Project and multiple humanitarian projects in Mexico
  • Flagstaff Shelter Services
  • Girls on the Run
  • NAZ Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance
  • Red Feather
We are looking for golf teams and sponsors and have several different levels from which to choose. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business, support the good works of the Rotary Club, and enjoy one of Arizona’s premier golf courses, designed by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate!
Breakfast and registration will begin @ 7AM and the shotgun start will begin @ 8AM. The tournament will be a scramble format, so we are looking for duffers & ringers. Lunch in the Club House will include a raffle and Silent Auction. Come one and all, as we look forward to your camaraderie & support for this event!
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Flagstaff, I would like to thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Laura Trout, by phone at 612.240.8590 or email at LauraTrout.Rotary@gmail.com
Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) named Stan Klein its April 2023 Rotarian of the Month.  Per RCSL Club President, Stephen Phair, Stan, a Sun Lakes resident and RCSL Rotarian since November 2021, is one of RCSL's everywhere guys. 
He shows up when and where needed-i.e. at Splash and Sourcebook deliveries, dictionary deliveries to CUSD 3rd graders, volunteer and mentor to CUSD elementary/high school students at A World in Motion (AWIM) robotic gravity cruiser and CO2 Dragster competitions, fundraising events, meeting setups  and more. 
Congrats to Stan for earning RCSL's Rotarian of the Month Award.
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale's Stampede has been thundering along at a great clip, promoting local artists and spreading smiles. Thank to amazing efforts on the part of many, and the support of many more, we have met our goal of heading into our Stampede Auction with all of our expenses covered. Now it is time for out third goal, helping our community's most needy through our Club's Foundation.
The way you can help us do that is simply by attending the Stampede Auction at Royal Arabians (Cactus and the 101) on April 15. Royal Arabians was built as a venue for auctioning the most valuable horses in the world, so it's no surprise that they wanted the Stampeded horses featured there. The setting, our Club's energy and the other guests will undoubtedly combine for a fun evening and great fundraiser.
The featured price for a seat at the Auction is $300. As a member of our Club, you can secure your ticket(s) for only $200. To start, go to stampedeaz.givesmart.com
  1. Select the number of tickets you want #1
  2. Enter your personal information #2
  3. Select check out. #3 While on that page look for the link in the beige box to the right that says Have a discount code? Click here to enter it Click on that and enter Rotary23
If you have any difficulties, Justine has offered to help you out. (602) 881-7302.
Posted here is a brochure for the program, and photos of the "Stampede" horses to be auctioned.
Submitted byDr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Chair 
Rotary Club of Sun Lakes Rotary Club (RCSL) Rotarian Co-chairs, Bob Phillips and Dave Ouradnik extend a warmhearted thank you to the hundreds of sponsors, donors, golfers, and attendees of the Club's 29th RCSL Charity Golf Tournament held at Sun Lakes Cottonwood Golf Course in March 2023. 
$51,000 net was earned for the Club's community service, education projects and the Club's Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project. Check out the Club's Facebook "Sun Lakes Rotary Club, Arizona USA" page posts to view sponsor thank you acknowledgements and event photos.   
The day's activities included (with Sponsors) Ball Drop (Western State Bank), Bazooka Golf Ball Launch (American Family Insurance (Neil Cutler)), 3 Hole-In-One Holes (Earnhardt Auto Centers), Foursome Photos/Program (Bill and Barb Schink), Golf balls (State Farm), Golf Lunch Truck (WestUSA Realty (Ed Anderson)) and Signage (Viking).
The Golf Tournament's  Corporate and Donor Level sponsors included: Earnhardt Auto Center, State-Farm (Debbie Wiltse), TrustBank, Edward Jones Investment (Stephen Phair), The Park at Copper Creek, The Kolb Team, A-1 Golf Carts, West USA Realty, Western State Bank, The Young Team, American Family Insurance, Hon-Dah Resort - Casino, Robson Resort Communities, Fish and Sarhangian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Quality Custom Roofing, Realty Executives (Debbie Knight), Sir Speed Printing, Debbie Wiltse, as well as, over 35 Tee Sign Sponsor donations that were matched by RCSL Rotarian Don Bell. 
TrustBank, a Platinum Level RCSL Corporate Sponsor, accepted a $4,000 check from RCSL for Positive Paths-a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving women and their families in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, and advocate for and supporting the economic stability and empowerment of women. TrustBank and RCSL are partners with Positive Paths and support Positive Paths through community service projects, events, and financial support. Sandra Hudson, President TrustBank Arizona, CEO Trust & Wealth Management serves as Positive Paths Board of Directors President. 
RCSL Rotarian Stan Kaufman led RCSL's recent Rotary International (RI) Friendship Exchange, which is an international exchange program that allows Rotarians to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. During the week of March 26th, RCSL hosted Rotarians from Brantford Ontario, Canada's Brantford Sunrise Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Branford.  Club hosts planned a busy week for their guests - trips to Musical Instrument Museum, The Heard Museum, over night stay at Grand Canyon, Sun Lakes Cottonwood golfing, RCSL Club meeting, meals in/out and several social gatherings. Hosts included RCSL Rotarians Bill McCoach,  RCSL Rotarians Elaine Ralls and Ed Anderson (RI District 5495 Assistant Governor) and RCSL Rotarian Stan Kaufman and spouse Suzanne. Visiting Rotarians from Canada included Rotarian Reg (Past RI District 7090 Governor) and Loretta Madison, Rotarian Bernie and Kim Neziol - both couples from Brantford Sunrise Rotary Club; and Rotarian Rita-Marie and Dr. John Hadley of the Rotary Club of
Brantford.  The Canadian Rotarians have invited RCSL Rotarians to visit their homes and Club in Fall 2023.
For more information about RCSL membership and programs - see
Submitted by Shelly Romaine
Hello Rotarians and Friends. 
I am reaching out with our nomination form for our First Annual People of Action Service Award.  As a reminder, this award will be for a Non-Rotarian, Community Volunteer.  The award will be presented at the Rotary Club of Mesa West's 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 29th.
The nominations are due back to me by April 30th.  Please pass this along to any of our Non-Profit friends and partners who may know of a volunteer who goes above and beyond.
The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes recently named Sun Lakes resident Stan Kaufman its March 2023 Rotarian of the Month. 
Stan currently serves as RCSL Treasurer and was elected to serve 2023-24 Treasurer term.  Stan has been instrumental in implementing the Club's new banking services and coordinating with the Club's hired bookkeeper. 
Along with other Rotarians, Stan participated in RCSL portion of Navajo Water Project Rotary International Global Grant and upcoming Club fundraiser including the 2023 Golf Tournament. Additionally, Stan is a generous supporter of Club and Valley Veteran's projects and events.
Stan first joined Rotary with the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club in 1982. After moving to Fargo, ND in 1991, he joined the Fargo Noon Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Walker Rotary Club, MN in 2001-2004 before returning to the Fargo Noon Rotary Club 2005-2011. In 2011 he transferred to the San Tan Crown Rotary Club of Chandler, AZ and now RCSL.  Over the years and with these clubs, he has held every Club Officer and Director position. 
Stan and spouse Susanne have home hosted two Rotary International Exchange students from Belgium and from northern Spain and their daughter was a Rotary exchange student to Belgium. 
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale and students from Chaparral High School and Coronado High School Interact Clubs took part in the 70th annual Parada del Sol parade and used the opportunity to focus attention on the Stallion Stampede, a major fundraising project presently underway by the Scottsdale club.  
The float entry earned first place in the "Best Float" category.
The Stallion Stampede was the focus of the club’s entry into this year’s Parada del Sol Parade, held Feb. 4. Members marched alongside the Stallion Stampede float, which displayed four painted stallions.
The Stallion Stampede is a fun and interactive fundraiser to benefit the arts and business communities as well as our neighbors in need.  Stallions – 18 in total – were painted by local artists and are located throughout Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fashion Square. 
All of the Stallions were painted by local artists and will be auctioned off at the Stallion Gala Auction at Royal Arabians on April 15.  For more information about the Stallion Stampede and to see pictures of all the gorgeous stallions, go to stallionstampede.com
Eight of the artfully painted horses in unique equestrian poses are displayed throughout Scottsdale Fashion Square. The remaining 10 stallions can be found stampeding around Old Town Scottsdale.
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale had a fun week with the Stallion Stampede efforts the week prior to the Super Bowl.  The two NFL-painted horses were in Old Town along with the horses at Fashion Square and around town. The project was featured multiple times on national and local TV news outlets. Club “wranglers” (horse movers) were busy with the events all week moving horses to special fundraising venues. 
To view the online auction, visit  https://e.givesmart.com/events/tBq/i/_Stallions/