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Welcome to Lake Havasu City Rotary Club
Lake Havasu City Rotary

Rotary People of Action

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
Shugrues Bridgeview Room
1425 McCulloch Blvd N,
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
United States of America
(928) 486-5968
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Michelle Holcomb
District Governor 2024-2025


Michelle Holcomb will serve as the District Governor for 2024-2025

  • Michelle has been a member of The Rotary Club of Fountain Hills since 2010 and served as club president in 2015-16, 2016-17, co-president in 2018-19 and again in 2021-22.
  • She has served as a District 5495 Assistant Governor for 2019-21 and is currently serving her third year as an AG.
  • She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and PETS.
  • She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.
  • Her achievements outside of Rotary include serving on the Rio Verde Community Association Board of Directors for six years, chairing the Rio Verde Architectural Committee for six years and helping form the Fountain Hills Business Alliance.
  • Michelle’s 27-year real estate career has expanded to include a contracting business which she and her husband, Gary, enjoy working together.
  • Golf and gardening are her favorite leisure time activities.

Stephanie A. Urchick

President-elect 2023-24

Rotary Club of McMurray

Pennsylvania, USA

Stephanie Urchick is a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA. She will serve RI as president in 2024-25. She has been an RI director and Rotary Foundation trustee. She has served RI in numerous capacities, including as training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president's representative. In addition, Stephanie was a representative and member-at-large to three sessions of the Council on Legislation.

Stephanie has also served as chair of the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and The Rotary Foundation's Centennial Celebration Committee, as well as a member of various Rotary committees, including the Election Review Committee and Operational Review Committee.

A Rotary member since 1991, Stephanie has participated in a variety of international service projects, including National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria. In Vietnam, she worked with clubs to help build a primary school and traveled to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. A student of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotary members in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant for a mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland. In its commemorative book, the Rotary Club of Krakow, Poland, noted Stephanie as a key figure for helping the re-birth of Rotary in post-Communist Poland.

Currently, Stephanie is helping to partner clubs and districts in the U.S. with Rotary clubs in Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine for humanitarian and educational services.

Stephanie's professional background is in the higher education, consulting, and entertainment industries. She received her doctorate degree in Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized and awarded by The Rotary Foundation and numerous community and international organizations.

Chuck Langerfeld has decided to retire from Lake Havasu City Rotary Club.  Thank you for being a charter member and charter president!




Kevin Pitts
District Governor 2023-2024


Kevin Pitts will serve as the District Governor for 2023-2024.

He joined the Rotary Club of Prescott in 2005 and has been an active member since, both at the club and district levels. He served as president of the club in 2007-08 and in 2018-19.

His experience living in Mexico gives him ties to that country and he has followed that passion, serving as international service chair for his club and as the co-chair of the Mexico-USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange.

He also has an interest and background in teaching and has served as District Rotary Leadership Institute Coordinator, as well as a PETS facilitator. He is currently serving as Assistant Governor.

He was awarded the district’s Champion for Peace Award in 2019 and served as a chaperone in 2018 for Interact Ambassadors traveling to Africa as part of the Crutches 4 Africa service project.

He is a financial advisor and partner at Stratos Wealth Partners and is married to Past District Governor Elizabeth Mahoney. In his spare time can be found in the wild, fishing and hunting with his three sons. In addition to his sons, he has four grandchildren and two dogs.

Save the date for next year's event- Jan 18th – 21st, 2024.

Starting Thurs. at 12 noon, through Sun. at 3 pm.


RV Reservation will reopen Sept 5, 2023 for 2024 festival

Sponsored by:

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


Another great Earth Day Rotary Day of Service clean-up

Thank you you all three of our Rotary Clubs and the community of Lake Havasu City that got out and helped clean up our town!
Rotarians make a difference every day!

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
Lake Havasu City Rotary Club President


Stephanie Martin


Rotary 5495 AG RIVER- Lake Havasu Area
Becky Goldberg
Rotary 5495 District Governor
Michelle Holcomb
Rotary International President


Stephanie A. Urchick

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Andrea Helart
    July 1
  • Joe Kovach
    July 10
  • Chealene Howe
    July 12
  • Betty Sarjeant
    July 13
  • Shawn Lawless
    July 17
  • Jenny Tocker
    July 19
  • Erica Sanchez-Hawkins
    July 27
  • Cameron Moses
    July 28
  • Elias Coury
    July 28
  • Kay Patel
    July 28
  • Lezlie Hobday
    July 29
  • Dan Mathews
    July 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lisa Pilafas
    July 7
  • Shannon Lawless
    July 8
  • Darren Lanahan
    July 12
  • Steve Hawkins
    July 18
  • Scott Le Grand
    July 10
  • Mike Ward
    July 22
Join Date:
  • Jaime Festa-Daigle
    July 5, 2019
    5 years
  • Troy Stirling
    July 10, 2023
    1 year
  • Cameron Moses
    July 18, 2011
    13 years
  • Rick Riegler
    July 19, 2006
    18 years
  • Cal Sheehy
    July 20, 2005
    19 years
Rotary continues to support Turkey as it rebuilds from earthquake

More than US$4 million funds water, education, agriculture supplies, and equipment for affected communities

An innovator with impact

Rotary’s latest alumni award honoree, Gaetano Scamarcio, pursues scientific and societal progress

Arbor daze: The therapeutic benefits of forest bathing

Awash in woodland wonder, a skeptical writer acknowledges the therapeutic benefits of forest bathing.

The playmaker

As an avid sports fan, President Stephanie Urchick is well-positioned to light the lamp, clear the bases, and split the uprights. Whatever the sports metaphor, she’s destined to keep Rotary in the winner’s circle

Combating loneliness around the globe

Rotary clubs launch initiatives for community well-being