Goodbye to Chuck Langerfeld

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

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Welcome our new District Governor Kevin Pitts



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.

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Balloon Festival 2024 Save the Date

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

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President Rick Childers Installation 2023-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

Earth Day Rotary Day of Service


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!
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Taylor's Installation Highlights

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

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RI president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme




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.”

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Raffle for a Cause

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
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Poinsettia  Delivery

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!
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Dictionary Project 2020

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!
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First Woman to be Nominated for Rotary International's President (2022-2023)

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!
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Blood Drive

Do not forget to sign up for the Rotary Clubs Blood Drive on August 6th
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2020-2021 Rotary Year

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
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2020 Installation Dinner Becky Goldberg 2020-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
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PETS 2020

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
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What do Lake Havasu Rotary Club members do in the community? Jillian Danielson 2019-09-03 07:00:00Z 0

Havasu Balloon Festival

Posted on Aug 28, 2019

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

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Mardi Gras Casino Night Becky Goldberg 2019-08-21 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting July 1, 2019 

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.






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Make a Splash!!!  Installation Dinner

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Lake Havasu City Rotary Club-  will be Celebrating and Making a Splash for our incoming President Steve Ticknor
Where: Kokomos Pool - London Bridge Resort
When:  May 19, 2018
Time:  4pm - 6 pm
Bring you family and we will Make a Splash!!
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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
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Rotary Story!

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Rotary People of Action
Everyone Has a Story! What is yours???
Share your Rotary Story!
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Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Major donors Jim Harris,Charlie Buttke And Mike Nick over 9X Phf
Julie Cummings 5x
Doug Browning 3X
Cal Sheehy,Sylvia Clarke,Ross Johnson, Lisa Krueger And Mike Bonney 2X
Ron Cook,Mike Quinn 1X
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Rotary District 5490 Conference in Lake Havasu May 16-18, 2014

Posted by Katie Henderson on Apr 17, 2014
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Rotary District 5490 - 2014 Summer Fun Conference
May 16-18, 2014  London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City, AZ

May 16-18, 2014  London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Conference begins on Friday with lunch at Noon, followed by focus on International Projects
Fun Friday Hospitality Night With a Twist and Shout!
Saturday Sessions begin with breakfast at 8am, with morning session featuring Youth Services,
followed by a Hands On Project to benefit Arizona Children's Services, and lunch
Afternoon sessions feature inspirational projects and Council of Legislation
Saturday evening kicks off with GSE reception followed by dinner and fun!
Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin Sunday 7:30am, followed by breakfast and closing session.
Please make your hotel registrations separately
928-855-0888 or 866-331-9231 ask for the Special Rotary Rate
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The path less traveled

Posted by Scott Le Grand on Jul 30, 2011


After a big gulp from the clarity bucket,
teen swaps traditional route for adventureBreana

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East meets West: Taiwan group performs in Havasu

Posted by Scott LeGrand on Jun 26, 2011
A group of Rotary Group Study Exchange program participants from Taiwan, who was traveling through Lake Havasu City this week, shared a traditional fan dance and bamboo flute performance at Bridgeview Room at Shugrue’s.

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2013-2014 Lake Havasu Rotary Officers

Posted by Scott Le Grand

2013-2014 Lake Havasu Rotary Officers


(front to Back)


Kathryn Felke - Past President

Jim Dolan - President

Cal Sheehy -President Elect

Scott LeGrand - Secretary

Mike Bonney - Treasurer

Lisa Krueger- Vice President

Brian Springberg - Sgt. At Arms(not Pictured)

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The Gift of Mobility

Posted by Scott LeGrand

We all have a story. Actually, we all have many stories; some are happy and some are not, some are of struggle and hardship, and some are inspirational stories of triumph.

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Update on Briana in Chile

Posted by Scott Le Grand
March Madnesssss!! This month has been full of little adventures. I did not take any big trips, I have not done anything too crazy, but I have had a lot of fun. I started the month off with my first day back at school. It was great to see the people that I didnt get to see during the summer break. Everybody in the school wanted to know what I had done and where I had gone. I spent the rest of the month taking about all of my summer fun. I came to realize that I have very limited time left here in my new home so a lot of the month I have been learning things and doing things that I have not yet had time to do. My host mom and I have bonded a lot during the month over little activities. We go to the gym and do dance classes together. I absolutely love spending time with her. My host dad and I had a father and daughter day where we went out to lunch and he took me to a few places in Santiago (the capital of Chile) where I had never been before. I also spent a lot of time with my councilor doing Rotary activities. I have learned to cook a few more of the typical Chilean foods so that when I get back I will be able to share a major part of the culture. Also, I learned how to sew! I have made a few things that I am excited to bring back as gifts for my family. I am not ready to leave here because I love it so much, but I am starting to feel ready to be home. However it is not possible to accomplish both so I am stuck somewhere in the atmosphere... But I decided that I have to make the bast and use my time wisely with what I have now. So I am doing just that. My life here in Chile is a huge part of me and am so very thankful that I am able to have it. Next month I am going on my last Rotary trip of the year! Stay tuned!
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Rotary 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Scott Le Grand

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lake Havasu Rotary Club Partnership Charity Event Seeks Golfers and Dinner Attendees

Lake Havasu City – Friday September 16, 2011: Lake Havasu City Rotary Club, a local chapter of Rotary International is

one of 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, is pleased to announce its upcoming golf and

dinner charity event scheduled for November 12, 2011. Proceeds benefit local and area children organizations, and

programs as well as community projects that would go unfunded if not for the generosity of those who support their efforts.

This year’s event takes place at the Refuge Golf & Country Club. The course is well known for its excellent conditions, fast

greens, lush desert landscaping, rolling terrain, and scenic lake back drop. The 18-hole championship golf course provides

excitement for golfers of all skill levels. The Refuge is open to the public, with private memberships available, has banquet

facilities, and features a restaurant, spa, workout room, and infinity edge pool overlooking the course and Lake Havasu.

The Club offers a fully stocked Golf Shop.

The club says the charity event is two parts venue and open to the public. It is comprised of day time golf activities and the

evening dinner party. Event participants are not required to play golf and can just attend the evening festivities. The

tournament is geared towards everyone and not a showdown for expert golfers. Registration is $130 per player, after

October 15th it is $145. Green fees cover golf fee, cart, prizes, Feast on the Fairway, and dinner party that evening. The

tournament will commence with a 12pm shotgun start, with same day registration beginning at 10am. Golf participants may

contact Mike Dunavant at (928) 486-66015 with any questions. Non golfers and golfers alike will enjoy a evening filled

with entertainment and fun. The evening starts with cocktails poolside at 5 pm at the Refuge's newly completed infinity

edge pool overlooking the course and the lake. A Caribbean style dinner takes place at 6 PM and the festivities begin after

that. For further information or to download a printable PDF golf registration and sponsorship form, please visit

http://www.lhcrotary  or email info@lhcrotarycharityenvent.comm.

Rotary is an organization of service clubs located worldwide. It is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed,

gender, or political preference. The purpose of the organization is to unite business and professional leaders to provide

humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Members traditionally meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner in order to socialize and organize their service goals.

Rotary's best-known motto is "Service Above Self".

For more information regarding this event please contact Lisa Krueger, President of the Lake Havasu City Chamber of

Commerce at 928- 208-8783or email at

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