Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Natalie Ackerly
March 13
Tracey K. Yamamoto
March 17
Join Date
Bob Benjamin
March 1, 1986
35 years
Upcoming Events
Zoom Board Meeting
Mar 19, 2021 7:00 AM
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Superstition Mountain
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ
United States of America
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"Spring Cleaning For A Cause"

Jeff Mitchell has alerted us to a new fund raising opportunity: 'FUNDrive', sponsored by Savers Thriftstore Company. Savers will pay local non profits 20 cents per pound for clothing and household items. This is a very eco-friendly program and will help us replace some of the funds we're losing due to the Covid-related cancellation of other fund raisers we normally participate in. Jeff will stage the donations at his home and then will deliver them to the drop-off site. Just bring your items (nothing bigger than a microwave, please) to any Club meeting through March, or contact Jeff at (630) 297-9204 to make arrangements to get them to him. 

Maximize your dollars for charity through Amazon Smile

When you make a purchase using Amazon, if you use the Amazon Smile link, a small % of the purchase price will be given to a 501(c)3 charity by Amazon. The purchase price of the Amazon item is the same for you, regardless if you make the purchase using an Amazon Smile link or not. There is no extra cost to you to sign up and make your purchase. You just set your Amazon account to select 'Rotary Foundation of Rotary International' as the non-profit that you want your contribution to go to. According to the last quarterly report from Amazon, since Amazon has had the 'Smile' program there has been a contribution of $54,109.06 given to 'Rotary Foundation of Rotary International'

For step-by-step how-to instructions to sign up for "Amazon Smile", click on the following link:


Generous Rotarian at work!
As of February 24, Jeff Mitchell has presented $695 to the club for his volunteered automotive detailing services. The amount that would normally be paid to Jeff for detailing your car will instead be paid to the club. One member mentioned that she hardly recognized her car when he finished with it! Jeff has extended his offer through the month of March, and is also now doing external waxing. You can contact him at (630) 297-9204‬ to get on his schedule. 
Lost Dutchman Virtual Marathon
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The Club has provided all of the volunteers to operate the 8K Trail Run portion of the Lost Dutchman Marathon for the past 20 years. Due to COVID, the 2021 races were VIRTUAL, and our 8K volunteers were not needed. Canadian Rotarian Don Terrant, a long-time volunteer for our club on the 8K who stayed in Canada this winter due to Covid, still managed to participate, and represent Rotary in the race by running a virtual 8K in Victoria, BC. Great job, Don!
May be an image of 7 people, people standing and text that says 'Thank you again to all of our wonderful community donors! 10ROE'Harvey Clark represented the Club at a recent Apache Junction City Council meeting award event, where the Club was thanked by Apache Junction Mayor, Chip Wilson for our donation to 'Friends of Apache Junction' of $500 to be used for replacing PPE equipment in vehicles used by the Apache Junction Police.

Highlights of February 24 Meeting

May be an image of 6 people and textThe focus of the meeting was an introduction and review of a variety of Club resources that are available to Club members. Among these are the Club website and the Club FaceBook page - of the features discussed included how Club members can update their personal information on the Club website and review who the upcoming speakers are slated to be.
Highlights of February 17 Meeting
We were excited to induct 2 new members into the Club! As part of the meeting, each new member shared some background and/or interesting tidbits about their lives and/or experiences, which was a great opportunity for the other Club members to become better acquainted with them. Welcome to the Club, Natalie and Steve!
Natalie Ackerly (along with Torrie, her 4-legged buddy) has been involved as a 'Pet Therapy Team' member at Gateway Airport for the past 3 years. 'Gateway AVIATORS C.A.R.E.' Team (Canines Around Relaxing Everyone) - handlers and their dogs roam the passenger terminal during periods of peak flight activity to help de-stress and relax passengers. In addition, handlers are trained and assist passengers with airport questions and directions. C.A.R.E. Team members and their dogs volunteer for a minimum of two hours weekly.
Steve Gorman has previously been a Rotary member in another Club for about 10 years. Born in North Dakota, after graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, he joined his family's 4th generation cabinet making business. Moving to Minnesota, he and his wife raised 4 children, and he got involved in the flour milling business, becoming VP of Sales at Cargill's flour milling division (largest privately held corporation in the United States). During his extensive business travels, he and his wife found and loved Arizona -- and ended up living in the Gold Canyon area.
Highlights of February 10 Meeting
Carole Kralicek has accepted the role of Superstition Mountain Rotary Club president for the 2022-23 Rotary year, and was approved by a vote of all members present. She will join the board as president-elect on July 1, 2021. Thanks for your willingness to serve, Carole!
Our speaker was Dr. Krista Anderson, Superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District. Dr Anderson shared the District's 'Strategic Plan & Focus Group Discussion' the challenges the District is facing, and things the District is doing well. She asked for feedback from Club members regarding skills, strengths, and traits they feel are important for graduating students to possess.
Highlights of February 3 Meeting
Our speaker was Angie Jankie, Independent Wine Consultant for 'Wineshop at Home', a licensed, bonded direct-to-consumer winery located in Napa Valley, California. Angie conducts in-home and virtual private guided wine tastings. Angie mentioned a variety of things she tells participants, including the "4 Ss" (sight, swirl, smell and sip) and the temperature at which wine should be served. To learn more about The Wine Shop and their products, you can visit You can also contact Angie via email ( or by phone (402) 980-8885.
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Apache Junction, AZ 85117