June 2022
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Lake Havasu City Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Shugrue's Bridgeview Room
1425 McCulloch Blvd. N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
United States of America
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We had a  great time celebrating Taylor as the incoming President and being Thankful for what Current President Sally has done this year!

Here is a short video of the day!

Congratulations to our much deserved Co-Rotarians of the Year

Carrie Hemme and Ross Johnson





Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”

Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president, gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. The assembly was rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held virtually 7-14 February.

Jones told the incoming governors about a chance she took when a member asked for assistance in getting a young peace activist out of Afghanistan during the U.S. troop withdrawal last year. At first unsure how she could help, she relied on “that certain Rotary magic” and contacted a former Rotary Peace Fellow she had met a few years earlier. Less than 24 hours later, the activist was on an evacuation list, and soon she was on her way to Europe.

Engaging members through meaningful responsibility

To better engage members, Rotary needs to “adapt and retool,” Jones said, using her hometown as an example. Windsor was once the automotive hub of Canada. But after plant closings left thousands without work, the city needed to retool, in the same way an auto plant would, preparing for new parts or a new model. Now, Jones said, Windsor is a leader in agribusiness and medical and aerospace technology.

For Rotary, “finding the right ‘part’ to engage each member should be our core function,” Jones said. “It comes down to the comfort and care of our members.”

Engaging members is crucial to retaining members, she said, adding that we need to ask members what they want to get from Rotary and give them meaningful responsibilities.

“It is our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that creates purpose and passion,” Jones said.

Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.

Embracing change also means embracing new club models, Jones said, as she asked the incoming governors to form at least two new innovative or cause-based clubs during their term. “Let’s make sure we engage our members so they love their clubs and their Rotary experience,” she added.

Jones also announced the appointment of a Rotaract member as a Rotary public image coordinator and said that she has included Rotaractors on several committees and will assign some Rotaractors as president’s representatives.

“We have been entrusted with leadership in our great organization,” Jones said. “Now it is up to us to be brave and intentional in our actions, and let others help us lead.”

Jones noted that Rotary has little time left to achieve the RI Board of Directors’ goal of having women make up 30% of Rotary’s members by 2023. Rotary has achieved this in more than 110 countries, she said, but it has a long way to go. She pointed out that Rotaract has already achieved 50% female members.

To raise Rotary’s profile, Jones plans to hold a global impact tour that will include talking with leaders about working together to address the world’s most pressing challenges. “Rotary opens these doors and we need to harness our connections, to deepen these relationships and create new partnerships,” Jones said. “And the best part is, this can happen at every level of leadership.”

Jones closed her address by saying that although we all have dreams, acting on them is a choice we make. When an organization like Rotary dreams about big things like ending polio and creating peace, she said, it becomes our responsibility to make them happen. “You don’t imagine yesterday,” Jones said, “you imagine tomorrow.”

Please join as we raffle off this beautiful 14k White Gold with 1.52 total carat gem weight Patriotic Ring that was donated by Sanchez-Hawkins Fine Jewelers.
All proceeds to benefit the Baumkirchner Family as they deal with the medical expenses for their 3 year old son who needed to have both of his leg amputated
Please contact any Rotary Club Member - Tickets also available at Sanchez-Hawkins and at Horizon Community Bank-  ask for Becky Goldberg
Another wonderful holiday tradition that our cub does to bring a smile to so many!!
Thank you so much to our Community Service Chair- Julie Cummings for organizing and getting the Poinsettias' ordered and picked up!
Thank you to all those involved in delivering
DG 5495-  Elizabeth Mahoney,  AG Innovative Clubs- Kevin Pitts
Club Members - Sally Walker, Taylor Harrison, Mike Evans, Jenner Luzzi
The residents of GEMS Assisted Living Homes were so happy to receive their Christmas decoration!
We are proud that every year we provide a dictionary to all the 3rd graders in Lake Havasu. This year being so different we were not able to visit the classrooms BUT Thanks to the out of the box thinking we have in our club our own Jaime Festa Daigle decided we could use a video that could be presented to the children!
With help from several of our members , District Governor and Robert Starkey we put together this video. Please enjoy and know what a opportunity we create for these children!
This is such exciting news! 
Congratulations to Jennifer E. Jones of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, a dear friend of our District.  She has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jennifer is an amazing leader, and I know Rotary is in wonderful hands as we move into the future!
Do not forget to sign up for the Rotary Clubs Blood Drive on August 6th
Looking forward to a great 2020-2021 Rotary year sharing with our 3 Clubs
Lake Havasu City Rotary, London Bridge Rotary and Sunrise Rotary
Rotary Opens Opportunities
This past weekend March 6th and 7th Becky and Sally attended our District PETS Seminar to make sure that we have all the information to lead our club in the coming year!
We also attended with London Bridge incoming president Shane Delany and Sunrise Rotary incoming president Niki Nickle. WE are planning to alot more collaborative efforts with all three clubs and hopefully bring some better learning opportunities to our area from the district level
Each year our President Elect attends this conference to meet with all the other incoming Presidents in the District as well as the incoming Assistant Governors and new District Governor and here what their vision is for the coming year!
Our incoming District Governor
2020-21 District 5510 Governor Elizabeth Mahoney 
A member and past-president of the Sun City Rotary Club, Elizabeth has served in many capacities. Last year she successfully launched the Sun City Satellite Club and served as the club’s first chairperson. Her strong Rotary background includes The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Emerging Rotary Leaders, International Service Projects and much more. She currently serves as chief of staff and manages several innovative special projects. 
Elizabeth is a natural networker who enjoys helping Rotarians connect and meet other like-minded Rotarians and community leaders, resulting in an enriching experience. She brings high energy to Rotary and our clubs. Rotarians will have many opportunities to get to know Elizabeth: she facilitates sessions at Presidents-Elect Training Seminars, Rotary Leadership Institute and the Club Leadership Academy. 
The new theme for next year is Rotary Opens Opportunities

2020 Event
Jan 9, 10, 11, 12. 
Starting Thursday at 12 noon, through 
Sunday at 3 pm.

Sponsored by:

Lake Havasu State Park (Windsor 4) 171 London Bridge Road,
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

July 1, 2019 Club Luncheon

 The new “Regime” has officially taken over the Lake Havasu Rotary Club for the 2019-2020 year on Monday, July 1! Jeff Blumenfeld was the guest speaker.







Who: Rotarians Bob & Carrie Hemme, Lake Havasu City Rotary Club

What: Aid with water, reusable water containers along with transporting building materials, food and an Island Native.

Where: Antigua/Barbuda

When: November, 2017

Why: Aid hurricane victims on the devastated Island of Barbuda

My husband Rotarian Bob Hemme and myself, Rotarian Carrie Hemme happened to have our boat Lady J, on the Island of Antigua when hurricanes Irma & Maria hit the Caribbean region in early September. The Island of Antigua faired well, however it’s Sister Island, Barbuda was devastated with the entire population being evacuated to nearby Antigua while the rebuilding process began. 

Approximately 100 Barbudian natives had returned to their homes, with most sleeping in tents using sterno stoves to cook and without the daily luxuries such as electricity and running water. The organization Samaritan’s, brought in a portable desalinater allowing each household to gather 5 gallons per day for cooking and sanitation purposes; the average American family uses 300 gallons per day!
We had discussed the fact we have a water desalinater on board the Lady J which produces 30 gallons per hour - let’s help the people! With the approval of our Board, we purchased 50 collapsible water containers and began communicating with the Rotary Club of Antigua. It takes a village as we all know as in the end it took the efforts of NODS (National Office of Disaster Services), Customs, The Coast Guard along with the Army who controlled the receiving dock in Barbuda. Without the Antigua Rotary Club’s governmental contacts however; this project would have never occurred.

As the sun rose on the morning of November 14th, we pulled up to the St. John’s Customs dock where the Director of NODS along with his team loaded our boat with building supplies and a Native Barbuda boarded who was excited to reunite with her family and bring them a large supply of food. Not only were the locals excited about the additional water rations they were receiving, they were ECSTATIC about the collapsable water containers as they were using small water bottles bottles to gather their rations. With all building supplies unloaded we headed back to Antigua the following morning and home in time for Thanksgiving with our families.

Yours in Rotary,
Carrie & Bob Hemme
Lake Havasu City Rotary Club President
Sally Walker
Rotary 5495 District Governor
Bret McKeand
Rotary 5495 AG RIVER- Lake Havasu Area
Becky Goldberg
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stephanie Martin
    June 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lynne Ticknor
    June 14
  • Steve Ticknor
    Lynne Ticknor
    June 1
  • Rick Riegler
    Christine Riegler
    June 6
  • Jo Navaretta
    John Navaretta
    June 10
  • John Navaretta
    Jo (Josephine) Navaretta
    June 10
  • Kathryn Felke
    Thom Felke
    June 26
  • Sally Walker
    Ronaldo Walker
    June 30
Join Date:
  • Keith Williams
    June 7, 1999
    23 years
  • Dawn Widmayer
    June 10, 2013
    9 years
  • Ralph Tapscott
    June 21, 1999
    23 years
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