For 60 years Yuma Rotarians have proudly and honorably hosted the annual Walt Kammann Sausage Fry. We are calling all Yuma Rotarians to not only sell tickets to the event to your friends, colleagues and out in the community but also need you to sign up for one or two shifts. This one day event will require food prep, facility prep, servers and clean up crew. The event goes by so quickly because you are completely surrounded by awesomeness!!! Mark your calendar and watch your email for event sign up in October.
If you love music, dancing, singing and laughter, then the Killer Dueling Pianos is where you need to be! This fun filled event starts out with heavy appetizers, cash bar, hilarious piano players and even funnier crowd participation! This fundraising event is not just for Rotarians, so please invite your friends - and LOTS of them so we can raise a bunch of money for local projects/scholarships and have a great time!
Yuma Rotarians please join us for a heart-warming event as we congratulate Mike Mitchell for his service as Yuma Rotary President, welcome Page Misenhimer as our new incoming President, and install our new board of directors.
The location has not yet been determined, but check back often for updates!
Yuma Rotary has not only sponsored the Athletic Sports Banquet for decades to celebrate our local athletes but we've also proudly served them and their guests our famous Tri-Tip dinner. This one day event will require food prep, facility prep, servers and clean up crew. We are calling all Yuma Rotarians to sign up for one or two shifts. The event goes by so quickly because you are completely surrounded by awesomeness!!! Mark your calendar and watch your email for event sign up in April.
Vamos a celebrar la fiesta de Cindo de Mayo! Or, Let's pour some beers and have an awesome time at the Cinco de Mayo Block Party in beautiful downtown Yuma!
Yuma Rotarians are asked to sign up for one or two shifts, the time will fly by with laughter and camaraderie! A portion of the proceeds/tips will be donated to Yuma Rotary to be put towards local projects/scholarships. Mark your calendar and watch your email for event sign up in April.
Yuma Rotary has not only sponsored the Teacher of the Year Banquet for decades to celebrate our educators but we've also proudly served them and their guests our famous Tri-Tip dinner. This one day event will require food prep, facility prep, servers and clean up crew. We are calling all Yuma Rotarians to sign up for one or two shifts. The event goes by so quickly because you are completely surrounded by awesomeness!!! Mark your calendar and watch your email for event sign up in March.
The Yuma County Fair will be here before we know it, and we all know how fair goers love Yuma Rotary's Walt Kammann Sausage and Tri-Tip! We are calling all Yuma Rotarians to sign up for their mandatory two shifts. While the fair is from April 2-7, we'll need to get in and clean/stock it so all hands on deck are really needed the weekend before. Sign up emails have already been sent so please get your shift booked!
RYLA aims to:
- Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
- Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
- Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
- Recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Yuma Rotary sponsored 17 students from District 5500 to participate in at 2017's RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) held at Chapel Rock in Prescott, Arizona. This four day camp teaches students about leadership, teamwork, relationship building and community service.
Susan Sternitzke of Limelight Creative Group was our guest speaker during this afternoon's meeting. Susan explained the Labor of Love Program sponsored by local agricultural growers and harvesters to celebrate the hard working and dedicated farm workers.
The program is designed to show the community's appreciation through various surprise visits with offerings of gifts, food, blankets and shopping sprees. It also gives the farm workers an opportunity to tell their story.
For ...more information about the program, please visit www.laborofloveyuma.com.
If you are interested in getting involved or donating items, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this afternoon's meeting, Ray Face recognized Jeff Kammann for his Acts of Good and contributions to the community through his work as a Rotarian and Caballero, and shared his sentiments that his Grandfather would be so proud. Congrats Jeff, it is an honor to serve with you!!
Asst. District Governor, Mike Lundy introduced Yuma Rotary's guest speaker, District Governor, Sheryl Christensen.
Sheryl shared her passion to combat polio began when her childhood friend was diagnosed with it. Because of Rotary's dedication to eradication, there are only 24 known cases throughout the world!
Sheryl announced Rotary has been ranked the #4 charitable foundation throughout the world and commends the efforts of Rotarians throughout District 5500 for their dedic...ation to local and international projects.
Sheryl shared her goals as District Governor are to increase Rotary membership and become involved with the Rotary Rose Parade Float and Rotary Vocational Friends of Arizona program.
In closing, Sheryl asked Yuma Rotarians to participate in the Rotary Conference in Atlanta from June 10-14 and the District Conference held in Yuma April 28-30 at the Pivot Point.
President Melissa presented both Page Misenheimer and Diane Umphress with pins recognizing their contributions towards Yuma Rotary and their dedication to our community. Melissa also presented Diane with a check towards the replacement of lights stolen from Amberly's Place.
Lisa Ball from Special Olympics Arizona was our guest speaker this afternoon and shared information about the various programs that help build confidence, reduces bullying, brings a sense of inclusion and acceptance for special needs children within Yuma County.
Lisa praised all of Yuma County's school districts for getting involved in Unified Sports and shared information about their upcoming Breakfast of Champions on October 12th.
To learn more about getting involved in the programs, leadership council, committees and fundraising efforts, please give Lisa a call at 928-210-8862.
President Melissa and members of Yuma Rotary welcomed Erick Solis as a new member to our club this afternoon. Erick is a graduate of Kofa High School and owns a roofing company here in town. Margaret Geis had the pleasure of pinning Erick today! Welcome Erick and thank you Brenda Howell for bringing a real gem to the club!!
This afternoon Denise McGregor recognized Dave Hossler for his many contributions and thousands of Acts of Good throughout Rotary, our community and his efforts to help start up many clubs in town. Dave has helped bring in over 212 people to these groups and has contributed towards 50 Paul Harris awards. Thank you Dave, we love you!!
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