On May 9th 2019 Tempe South Rotary club hosted the 1st “We Serve Tempe” Luncheon at the Embassy Suites. Bringing together representatives of all of Tempe’s Service organizations, the luncheon focused on the concept of; Together, let’s recognize the success of our Service Clubs, our Beneficiaries and our Benefactors.
With over 125 individuals in attendance those Service Organizations that were represented are:
  • Tempe South Rotary Club
  • Tempe Down Town Rotary Club
  • Friendship Village Kiwanis
  • Tempe Exchange Club
  • ASU Rotaract
  • Kyrene Rotary Club
  • Sister Cities of Tempe
  • Tempe Diablos
  • Tempe Needle wielders
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Tempe Kiwanis
Brief presentations were made by Rotary District Governor, Jim Erickson, Kiwanis District Governor, Don Levine, Lions District Governor, Doug Harris, as well as Arizona Sister Cities State President, Richard Neuheisel with a Keynote Address by Tempe South’s, Raven Arora.
All of this was highlighted by a surprise visit of President Abraham Lincoln, (portrayed by Glynn Gilcrease) who inspired us with his concepts of leadership in enterprise.
A session on “How can we work together for the benefit of Tempe” was emceed by John Ore, with comments from the audience.
The luncheon closed with Tempe Mayor, Mark Mitchell, presenting this event with the first ever Tempe City Service Club Recognition Day Proclamation