Posted by Michelle Holcomb on Apr 05, 2019
The Fountain Hills Rotary Club worked with the Four Peaks Rotary Club to build the Splash Park for local children.   This is a wonderful attraction for parents and grandparents to create fun times with their little ones.  The park was planned and built in 19???.  The town of Fountain Hills now maintains the splash park and the numerous water stations.
SPLASH PARK IS OUR FUN LEGACY PROJECT Michelle Holcomb 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick
 
Recently our featured speaker was Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick.  Members enjoyed Justice Bolick's sense of humor while presenting stories about his path to becoming a State Justice.  Bolick told that he has always loved to write.   He said that he lacks typing skills enjoyed by most, but that has not stopped his production of written words.  In fact, when typing, the Judge only uses one index finger which has been rewarded with a scorpion tatoo!
 
Clint Bolick is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, where he litigated against governments and government employees on behalf of citizens.   Bolick was appointed to the court on January 5, 2016, by Republican Governor Doug Ducey. Bolick succeeded Justice Rebecca White Berch, who retired in September 2015.  He is the first Independent appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court.
 

Prior to his appointment to the court, Bolick was a lawyer working as the vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. He gained a national reputation as a co-founder of the Institute for Justice in 1991. Working inside and outside of government, Bolick has focused on policy reforms in the areas of educationhealthcare, and economic regulation since 1978 and has won several awards for his efforts.

 
Our club's program chairperson, Steve Simon, repeatedly arranges for our members to hear from a wide variety of interesting people.  We often hear from elected officials who give us an update regarding current events within their offices and responsibilities.  Of course, we enjoy hearing from a wide variety of health, wellness and better living advocates.  On the upcoming calendar we have a speaker teaching us to avoid snakes, scorpions and other desert dwellers that can make our lives miserable when they are provoked.
 
If you would like to be a speaker for our club contact us here. 
 
 
 
Speakers are important part of our club Michelle Holcomb 2019-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Holcomb on Apr 04, 2019
Mock Interviews Prepare Job Candidates
 
A panel of Rotarians prepped three job candidates for their upcoming interviews.  The candidates, though young adults, had no formal training regarding the job interview process.  The candidates are currently involved with Save the Family, an organization assisting families affected by homelessnes, joblessness and hopelessness. 
 
As stated on the Save the Family website, "Family homelessness cannot be ended or avoided without addressing poverty, including unemployment and earned income at below a livable wage. Through individualized career development services, adults increase their ability to obtain higher-paying and/or more fulfilling jobs with assistance practicing their interviewing skills, learning standards of professional behavior, completing resumes and job applications, and job searching."
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Fountain Hills recently interacted with job candidates helping them prepare for potential interview questions.  This final step in the training process assists Save the Family adults move their families onto their next life steps of providing a stable home environment for themselves.
Save the Family Michelle Holcomb 2019-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
NEWS ABOUT OUR SISTER CLUB - CHAPALA SUNRISE CLUB, CHAPALA, MEXICO
 
Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club past-president , John Gonzales, is getting help fromchildren at Love in Action Orpahage.  The ribbon cutting is for a new playground completed as a joint effort between the Rotary Club of Fountain Hills and the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club.  Additional funds were provided by the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club and Charles Lloyd, a resident of Houston, Texas. 
 
With so much need in Mexico's communities, it was debated whether a playground is actually the best use of our club funds.  While learning about the need, John Gonzales and Kari Romey (Love in Action Executive Director) explained that the children living in the orphanage had probably not ever learned how to have fun prior to moving to Love in Action.  Their lives were only about survival.  Kari explained that learning to have fun promotes imagination and self-expression which are much-needed life skills.  For that reason, having a safe and fun environment is very important to their resident children.
 
Love In Action Playground, Chapala, Mexico Michelle Holcomb 2019-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
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