Save the Dates for the 10th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival Shawnah Sheehy 2019-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
41st Annual London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet Shawnah Sheehy 2019-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
Each year, the London Bridge Rotary Club selects Arizona scholars to participate in a summer study program in London.  The scholarships are funded through the City of London/London Bridge Rotary Educational Foundation (COLLBREF).  Read testimonials of 2018 students by CLICKING HERE. 

For more information or to download the 2019 scholarship application, CLICK HERE.

2018 COLLBREF Students Lois Heath 2017-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Get your tickets to the 2017 London Bridge Rotary Razor Raffle.  All proceeds go to our Adopt A Family event!
 
Ask a Rotarian for your ticket today!!
 
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London Bridge Rotary welcomes our New President for Rotary Year 2017-2018, Gail Malay.

 
 
 
 
Our website will be going through some changes and updates over the next several weeks.  Please be patient with our progress!
 
 
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Contact Information for Scholarship Recipients Lois Heath 2017-02-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Parrott on Dec 21, 2016
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STUDY IN LONDON THIS SUMMER!  ... Scholarship paid by London Bridge Rotary Club.
First Application deadline - Dec 30, 2018.  Contact information, below.
COLLBREF updated Application process. John Parrott 2016-12-21 07:00:00Z 0
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London Bridge Rotary Club helps families in need at Christmas.

For over 20 years, the London Bridge Rotary Club, has been fortunate enough to help Havasu’s local needy families during the holidays, with their Adopt-A-Family Christmas program.  The Rotary Club raised $12,000 at the club’s Harley Raffle Event this year, which will fund the 2016 program. A special “Thank You” to all who participated in the Harley Raffle.

The Salvation Army recently provided the club with the names of 19 families and 50 children for Adapt-A-Family. Rotary Club members manage the whole process from start to delivery. Members raise the funds. They shop at Walmart and JC Penney for toys and clothing for all the children. They wrap the presents and deliver them to each family along with gift certificates to Walmart and Safeway, in addition to the Christmas Dinner supplied by the Salvation Army. Pictured here is the beginning of this years’ shopping spree. (12.6.16 @ Walmart)

Annual Adopt-a-Family Shopping Dec 2016 GBM 2016-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
The 46th coin will be introduced to the public Saturday, October 29, at the London Bridge Days Parade - "Stars and Stripes - Old Glory." 
 
Rotarians who have not already done so should attend the October 26 meeting and pick up their coin supply as well as verify their parade site assignments.
 
Those members who have not picked up their supply of coins to be sold should stop by the LBR Rotary tent in the parking lot at Mohave State Bank no later than  8:00 AM Saturday.
 
 
#46 Coin - Sales to Begin Saturday, October 29, 2016 2016-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
Big Meeting!
- Students of the Month (and family)
- Thank you's to Havasu BalloonFest Sponsors - Havasu Regional Medical Center
- Happy Bucks Hamilton
- Ray Lange returns, just in time to sell parade coins!
- Maryanne Schulte recognized by District Governor
- District Governor Danny Messersmith gives update on District goals.
October 19 Meeting Highlights 2016-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
He asked, she said "Yes."  In announcing his engagement, AG Gary Gray indicated he definitely was a winner on a recent trip to Las Vegas. 
AG Wins in Las Vegas 2016-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Lyle's celebration of Life will be held the 15th of Nov at Rotary Park, Ramada C, by the Skate Park at 10:30 am. Lunch will be served. Invitations are not needed.  The event will not be announced in the paper.
Celebration of Life Set for Lyle Dulac 2016-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
At our October 5 meeting, Rotarian Suzanne Ballard, assisted by Jeanie Morgan, honored Marquita McKnight for her dedicated leadership in the annual balloonfest by naming her a Paul Harris Fellow.  Marquita thought she had been invited to the meeting to provide an update on the 2017 event.  She was very surprised and humbled by the honor.
Lion Marquita McKnight Named Paul Harris Fellow 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Dan Messersmith, 2016-17 District Governor of Rotary District 5490, will make his official visit to our club Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  He will bring the message of the current President of Rotary, John F. Germ, of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  
DG Dan Messersmith to make his official visit October 19, 2016 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Dr. Linda Marquez Goodine presented the program - "Brain Matters - Simple Strategies for a Healthy Brain."  CLICK HERE to download a copy of the information she offered to share following the meeting.
 
It was a pleasure to hear health advice from someone who appears to put her advice into practice in her own life.
October 5 Meeting Highlights 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Our Program Chair, Suzanne Ballard, introduced the Septemberr 28 program - another in the on-going "love your fellow Rotarian" series.
 
Our newest member, Larry Sanders, was prepared with handouts covering the material in his presentation.  He covered when, why, and how to use over-the-counter pain medications and included historical information as well as benefits and how to take appropriately to minimize possible side effects. 
Larry Sanders Explains Over-the-Counter Pain Meds 2016-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
President Lois presented a check for $2,500 to John Nygren, representing Havasu Community Health Foundation.  The donation was made to support health fair discounted pricing for commonly ordered lab screenings at the Community Health Fair held Saturday, October 1.  During the Sgt at Arms portion of the program, Mitch Emerson asked Rotarians to pay "happy bucks" and give a brief review of their summer vacation.  Bob McClory needed notes to remember all his travels.  Cameron Moses, visiting from the Monday club, also participated.
 
Mike Patterson showed his disappointment when he did not pull the winning marble out of the bag.
September 28 Meeting Highlights 2016-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Stars & Stripes - Old Glory is the theme of the 46th coin in the London Bridge Rotary's series of commemorative coins.  The coins will first be introduced to the public at the London Bridge Days Parade to be held Saturday, October 29, 2016
 
Letters will soon be going out to our mail order and on-line customers.
 
Pre-orders for the coins will not be filled until after November 1.
 
Click on the image to download a pre-order form or visit our coin sales website:  http://lbrcoins.com
 
No. 46 Coins Have Arrived! 2016-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Members responded with some significant "Happy Bucks" and members knew the answers to most of the Sgt. at Arms weekly trivia questions
 
President Lois presided over our monthly business meeting, a highlight of which, was a presentation about the recent Razr Raffle process and proceeds delivered by Anthony Marr and John Parrott.  It was nice to have good attendance for the business meeting and those who were present were able to hear some thoughtful and respectful discussion about matters before the club.
 
The winning marble still hasn't been pulled from the bag...
September 21 Meeting Highlights 2016-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
At the September 14 club meeting, our program for the day highlighted one of our own club's projects.  Chris Millet told of his summer studies in London as a recipient of one of three City of London/London Bridge Rotary Educational Fund scholars selected last spring.  Chris is the first student from ASU Havasu to have this opportunity.  His slide presentation and his enthusiastic description of all that he enjoyed while abroad was inspiring. 
Chris Millet tells of COLLBREF Experience 2016-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Dr. Fati Atassi won the Razor after re-entering the auction after his ticket had been pulled. He bought one of the designated "Auction" tickets for $1050 to reenter and his ticket won!!  It was actually ticket #23, which is the SAME ticket that was pulled to win the Harley at the Harley Raffle!!  Ticket #23 is officially the lucky ticket.
Dr. Fadi Atassi - Lucky Winner at Razr Raffle 2016-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Students of the months of August and September told of their high school achievements as well as their future goals and aspirations while proud family members and awed Rotarians listened.  With leaders of tomorrow like these, the future will be in good hands.
Students of the Month 2016-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
At our September 7 meeting, Mitch Emerson gave an excellent program providing members with car-buying tips.  He had prepared some informative handouts for the members.  It is always a pleasure to learn more about our own members' expertise - especially when it is practical knowledge we can apply in our own lives! 
Mitch Emerson Shared Car-Purchasing Tips 2016-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
When Gary Meyers attended the Summit County, Colorado Rotary Club yesterday to do a makeup meeting, he enjoyed a program about the Guatemala Literacy Project.  To learn more about the project, click on the photo, and you will be directed to the project website.
Gary Meyers Documents Another Makeup Meeting 2016-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Customer Offers $799 Coin Set Price to Members 2016-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Since our last business meeting, Nick Wolfe has filled $160 in on-line coin sales orders. 
Recent Coin Sales 2016-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers documented another makeup meeting while he is enjoying cool, colorful Colorado!  He attended the Summit County, Colorado Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, September 6.
 
Hope to see his face in our place again soon!
Gary Meyers at Summit County Rotary Sept. 6 2016-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Students Visit to Sedona 2016-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
President Lois was back and voiced her appreciation for the club having a good business meeting while she was off celebrating her birthday.
 
Anthony Marr announced that he was requested to replace John Parrott as co-director of the Balloonfest.  It was also noted our club is well represented on the committee running the festival.  The committee works hard to maintain a balance of participation from all the clubs involved in the festival.
 
 
August 24 Meeting Highlights 2016-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Shane Delaney and Don Klostermeier were among those who paid happy bucks prior to the Sgt. at Arms program featuring Olympic Games trivia.
 
During the business meeting, Coin Chair, Ed Weber gave a report on the coin project following an historic decision made when a vote was taken on a recommendation by the board to not resume selling coins under the bridge.   Included in the recommendation was a stipulation that each member will be required to sell at one special event during the year in addition to their required sales at the London Bridge Days Parade.  
 
 
August 17 Meeting Highlights 2016-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
In addition to documenting on Facebook another Rotary makeup at the Summit County, Colorado meeting on Tuesday, August 23, Gary Meyers also made sure we were aware that he is enjoying some additional Rotary fun!  He also posted this photo taken at the Vail Rotary Duck Race.
Gary Meyers - Still Doing Rotary in High Places 2016-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
THIS COMING SATURDAY!  Doors open at 5:00 pm - Dinner at 6:30 - raffle at 8:15 pm
 
$300 Donation includes admission and dinner for two people.  Must present ticket at Registration Desk.  Winner responsible for tax, title, license, and doc. fees plus dealer prep and service.
 
Note:  this is a fundraising effort and only one meal choice is planned.  To purchase tickets or notify the planning team of any special dietary needs, contact John Parrott
Rockin' Razr Days 2016-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers attended the Summit County Colorado Rotary Meeting Tuesday, August 16 and documented his attendance with this photo on the London Bridge Rotary Facebook page.
 
 
Makeup Meeting Documented 2016-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Fred Barber presented a fascinating program at our September 10 meeting describing some technical and logistical challenges in getting to where we are today in the multi-pupose use of satelites. 
 
The space industry has made an amazing difference during our lifetimes in how we gain and share knowledge and communicate across the globe.  There were many obstacles to overcome to get to the place where we are today.  Hearing about the evolution from someone who was intimately involved was fascinating.
 
How We Fly Satelites 2016-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Ballard was the acting Sgt at Arms at the August 3 meeting.  She failed to stump many of the tables with her Arizona trivia questions, but did make some money for the club through the payment of happy bucks which followed. 
 
County Supervisor, Steve Moss, gave a "state of the county" presentation and fielded questions from the members and guests present.
 
The Power Ball drawing produced another "LOSER!"
August 3 Meeting Highlights 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Our club learned about the variety of rescue operations required in Mohave County, and the diverse terrain served in the 6th largest county in the US (excluding Alaska).  Logistics for the team are further challenged by the physical barrier dividing the county since the northern area is on the opposite side of the Grand Canyon.  Important information for those who enjoy four-wheeling in the dessert:
 
1.  Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
2.  Take your cell phone with you, but realize you may not have service in remote areas.
4.  Take lots of sunscreen, water and extra non-perishable food.
3.  If you have an accident or run out of fuel, stay with your vehicle.
 
If the team has to send air surveillance to look for you, it will be much easier to spot your vehicle than it will be to spot an individual.
July 27 Program Highlights 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Past President, and Assistant DG, Gary Gray, asks that you mark your calendar and plan to attend the tri-club happy hour planned for the 5th Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM in the Bridgeview Room at Shugrue's.  There will be an appetizer buffet for all to enjoy. 
 
A 50/50 drawing will benefit the Norona Effect.  Our District Governor, Dan Messersmith, plans to attend.  This will be a great venue to get acquainted with our DG and enjoy the fellowship of Rotarians from all three local clubs in a nice, relaxed atmosphere.
Tri-Club 5th Wednesday Happy Hour - August 31 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Collaboration is the key to success of many of our Rotary service activities.  Working with the Havasu Community Health Foundation, Mohave County Health Department, Havasu Regional Medical Center, school nurses, and many others, families in our community have been able get required immunizations for their children, sports physicals, various screenings, and a wealth of information at this annual event which started with the partnership of Rotary and Kiwanis more than a decade ago.
 
Please share the information with families you know.
Havasu Stick'em - Saturday, August 6 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Documenting his August 2 attendance at the Summit County Colorado Rotary Club, Gary Meyers begins his 26th year as a Rotarian with perfect attendance.
 
Visiting other clubs has enabled him to keep his perfect attendance record while away from home and enriched his knowledge of the many ways Rotarians serve their communities and the world!  Congratulate Gary by visiting our facebook page and commenting on his post.
Gary Meyers - August 2 Rotary Makeup 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Mementos from our past were on display at our June 20 meeting.  President, Lois, and Coin Chair, Ed Weber had found a treasure of nostalgic items when cleaning out our coin storage area at Custom Key in preparation to moving the inventory to a new area being customized just for our club's use in the Custom Key business facility.
"Way Back Wednesday" at June 20 Meeting 2016-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
Attending the Breckenridge (Colorado) Mountain Rotary Club Tuesday, July 26, Gary and Dr. Pam Meyers learned about the 135 wineries in Colorado.
 
Anyone else want to document their Rotary makeup this way?
Gary Meyers Photo-Documents Another Makeup 2016-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
Enthusiastically participating in the Dedication of Rotary Peak in Colorado were our own Gary and Dr. Pam Meyers.  What spectacular views will be enjoyed by all who visit the peak.  Take time to enjoy the video by clicking on the image.
Dedication of Rotary Peak in Colorado 2016-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating some special events in their lives, several Rotarians paid happy bucks at the July 13 meeting before Rotarians were challenged to answer some nostalgic music trivia questions from the Sgt. at Arms.
 
Former member, Nicole Norona, gave an impassioned presentation of the inspiration behind the Norona Effect, upcoming events, and their progress to date.  For more information, visit their website.
 
Norona Effect Progress Report 2016-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Leadership development for Rotarians is the focus of this program in three full day sessions (Parts I, II and III). The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include: The Perfect Meeting; A Look Outside the Club; Membership Orientation and Activation; Introduction to Leadership; Creating Service Projects; Problem Solving Workshops; Vocational Service; Effective Committees; Membership Development; The Rotary Foundation; Analyzing a Rotary Club; The Object of Rotary; The District International Service; Problems of Leadership; Creative Service; Written Communications; Motivating Rotarians; and Effecting Change.  For more information, click on the RLI logo, to be directed to their website.
RLI set for August 6 in Flagstaff 2016-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Following is an e-mail sent earlier this week by our Club President, Lois:
 
I wanted to share with you an email received by our Inbound Rotary Exchange Student's parents.  They seem like great people, and are excited about Uzma's journey to Lake Havasu City.  HUGE THANK YOU to Carlos and Debra Ruiz for picking her up in Phoenix and taking her in.  
A Long Journey for a Brave Young Lady! 2016-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Recognizing club leaders who had a significant impact on the success of the 2015-16 Rotary Year, our Immediate Past President, Gary Gray, recognized John Parrott and Jerry Ernst for their service during his year in office.
John Parrott and Jerry Ernst Recognized 2016-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Remembering 9/11 and the World Trade Center is unique for each of us as we recall exactly where we were and have unforgettable images that pass through our minds as we recall that dark day and the days, weeks, and months that followed.
 
Some of those memories involve the horrors of the impact of deliberate, hate-filled action, yet other memories are of the many who stepped up to fill the many needs that arose from that horrific day.
 
Our own Walt Lietz was one of those special citizens whose skills were needed.  He worked for months to help identify remains of over 1800 of the 3000 who lost their lives that horrible morning. 
Walt Lietz - Service Above Self 2016-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Vice President, Don Klostermeier, presided over the first meeting of the new Rotary year. 
 
A highlight of the meeting was the opportunity for him to induct Larry Sanders as our first new member for the 2016-17 year.  Sponsored by Bob McClory, Larry promises to be an outstanding member, who has already demonstrated his passion for service with his volunteer work with the Balloonfest.
 
 
First Meeting and First New Member 2016-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Day at Diamondbacks Planned for September 11 2016-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
With the banners for the Summit Colorado Rotary Club in the background, Gary Meyers photo-documented his inability to attend the installation banquet for the London Bridge Rotary Club the week of June 24.
 
Many of our members will travel this summer to escape the Havasu heat.  Your Gab editor would love to share your photos and experiences.  Please send photos and captions to your Editor.
Gary Meyers Documents a Rotary Makeup 2016-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating her love for baseball,Lois Heath was installed with her great team of officers and directors Friday evening, June 24, in the Bridgeview Room at Shugrue's. 
 
The appetizers and background music welcomed Rotarians and their guests to an informal evening and set a fun theme and team for the year to come.  The Diamondbacks game was playing on the screens during dinner, and as dessert was served, the Abbot and Costello "Who's On First" skit played, reminding Gary Gray of his year in office.
 
Gary Gray (water boy) was installed as Immediate Past President, Don Klostermeyer (pinch hitter) as Vice President, Shane Delaney (centerfield) as Club Service Director, Suzanne Ballard (first baseman) as New Generations Director, Ken Moyer (shortstop) as Public Relations director, Ed Weber (manager) as our Coin Chair through 2016, Gail Malay (business manager) as our President-Elect, Jeanie Morgan (left field) as our Foundation Director, and Lois Heath (coach) as our 2016-17 President
Baseball Theme at June 24 Installation Banquet 2016-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
At the June 22 meeting, recognition gifts were presented by President Gary to members of his "great, great" leadership team:
 
Lois Heath, Secretary
Mitch Emerson, Sgt at Arms
Bob McClory, Treasurer
Gary Kellogg, Vice President
Ken Konold, Directore
Shane Delaney, Director
Tania Sobchuk, Director
Lisa VanElla, Immediate Past President
Jeanie Morgan, Director
Gail Malay President-Elect
Cindy Dione, Interact Liaison
 
 
Club Leaders Honored by President Gary 2016-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Recognition was given to Roger Johnson and Tom Kirchner at the June 22 meeting for each achieving the Paul Harris Plus 2 Level of giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Cindy Dione assisted with pinning their recognition pins.
 
Gail Malay was recognized as a first time Paul Harris Fellow.  Gail took advantage of the club's standing offer to match the first $500 of giving by transferring an additional $500 in recognition points so she could achieve this level of recognition.
 
Much to her surprise, Cindy Dione was also recognized as a first time Paul Harris Fellow. 
Paul Harris Recognition at June 22 Meeting 2016-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting Today - Enjoy A Safe Independence Day Weekend! 2016-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Final Weekend of Coin Sales Until Fall 2016-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Attendance exceeded expectations at the first local observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which held in the Lake Havasu City Aquatic/Convention Center.  Several London Bridge Rotarians took advantage of the opportunity to attend the very informative event as our club's "5th Wednesday" activity for June.
 
Elder abuse can have many different aspects:  neglect, abandonment, physical, emotional, and financial exploitation.  Far too often, the abuse is never reported.  Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community with heightened awareness to protect our elders and other vulnerable adults. 
 
 
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
High Temperatures = No Coin Sales 2016-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
President, Gary Gray, presented Swan Cooke with this year's funding of the Kinderswim Program, following Swan's heartfelt and heartwarming report on the project which has been teaching basic water safety and swimming skills to children attending kindergarten in our local elementary schools.  The program has won many awards over the years.
 
Former member, Kevin Shepardson, reported on his year of service as our Club President in 1995-96.  
 
Completing our Past President program of the year, was Jerry France, who served in 2000-01.
 
 
June 8 Meeting Highlights 2016-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments June 18-26 2016-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results June 11-12 2016-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
President, Gary Gray, named two great Rotarians of the Year - Bob McClory for volunteering last September to serve as Club Treasurer for the balance of this Rotary Year.  He has done an outstanding job and fulfilled our President's promise to get our financial reporting on track.
 
Gary Meyers was honored for his consistent and high quality visual documentation of our club's various activities. 
 
 
Bob McClory and Gary Meyers Named Rotarians of the Year 2016-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating his 80th birthday by flying in New Mexico, our favorite Coin Chair, Ed Weber, obviously will start another decade making wonderful memories for himself and his fellow-Rotarians who enjoy hearing about his various travels and activities.
Ed Weber Soars on his 80th Birthday 2016-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Entertainment was provided by the 2015 Ms. Havasu Senior, Pinky Mills, when she attended our June 1 meeting as a guest of Jeanie Morgan.  President Gary had her present the joke of the day.
 
During announcements, Jeanie was allowed to introduce Christine Simmons, who is a Ms. Havasu Senior Pageant Co-Chair this year.  A contestant in the 2015 pageant, Christine enjoyed participating in the event so much that she is visiting clubs and organizations with Pinky to encourage women over the age of 65 to apply to be contestants in the 2016 pageant which will be held September 11.  She encouraged business owners and managers present to be pageant sponsors.  The pageant is a major fundraiser for Havasu Community Health Foundation.  She also encouraged all to attend and enjoy being delightfully entertained by some of Lake Havasu's very special seniors.
 
Pinky shared some highlights of her experience in 2015 and also encouraged the club members to help solicit contestants for this year's pageant.  The winning contestant will get to name a local charity to receive $1,000 from the pageant proceeds.
Ms. Havasu Senior 2015 Visits Club 2016-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Thru June 26 2016-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments through June 26 2016-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
At our May 25 meeting, Michelle Yuso provided historical highlights about her administration of the homeless student project, which she handles in the Lake Havasu Unified School District.
 
She told some anecdotal stories of the difference that is made in the lives of the students who have benefited with toiletries, sweatshirts, shoes, etc.  The project enables the students to be successful even though experiencing very difficult personal situations. 
 
She was surprised and delighted when President, Gary, presented a $10,000 check to her.  She had feared that the amount would be reduced and that she would have to figure out other resources to serve students in the 2016-17 academic year.
Homeless Student Project Funded 2016-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
 
June 22
    Board awards and Paul Harris Fellow recognition
June 24
    Please put this important date on your calendar and everybody come out and show support for Lois.  If you haven't yet signed up to attend this Friday's event, do so today. Cocktails 5:30-6:30, Dinner 6:30, followed by installation of 2016-17 Club Officers and board members.  Come dressed in your favorite baseball team's jersey or colors and enjoy the opportunity to get into the theme so we can all enthusiastically support those in the dugout as they prepare for a banner year under our favorite baseball coach's leadership!
Save the Date Info from President, Gary 2016-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Final Coin Sales Assignments This Rotary Year 2016-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results May 21-22 2016-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
At our May 18 meeting, we heard from students of the month, enjoyed an enthusiastic Sgt at Arms program led by Don Klostermeier.  It has nice to again see Carl Jackson attending our meetings more regularly - especially since he contributes happy bucks nearly every time.

 
May 18 Meeting Highlights 2016-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through June 12 2016-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results May 14-15 2016-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Fun With India Rotary District 3040 Friendship Exchange Guests 2016-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month were present with their proud families at the May 11 meeting, which was one of the best of the 2015-16 Rotary Year. 
 
Our 21st Club President, Joe Hazlett, shared memories of his year of service.
 
Mike Eigenbrodt, CEO from Interagency, spoke about highlights of the great work accomplished in our community through the agency.  He shared some personal adventures he has experienced in his job.  His stories of the homeless in our community were very compelling.
 
 
May 11 Meeting Highlights 2016-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Our Club's 21st President, Joe Hazlett, will share highlights from 1990-1991 at our meeting today.
 
Other meeting highlights will include an update from Mike Eigenbrodt on the Interagency Council, and the Rotary Exchange group from India will also attend and and will be speaking about their adventures.
 
"Please try to attend this very informative meeting,bring a friend or any ex Rotarians you may know. Let's show our full support for Mike, Joe, and Our Rotary Exchange visitors!"   President, Gary Gray
Reasons to Attend May 11 Club Meeting 2016-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Get a 100% return on your investment. For a limited time, the District will match every dollar you give with one point. That is a 1:1 match on your gift to TRF Annual Fund or Polio Plus.This RARE opportunity runs from May 1st to May 31st.
 
A minimum donation of $100 is required. A maximum of $500 will be matched. Matching will be on a first come basis. You can choose eitherTRF Annual Fund or Polio Plus. Click here to download the form. Once the form is complete email it to: contact.center@rotary.org and CC: PaulPulicken@gmail.com
Limited Time Officer - TRF Giving Matched by District 2016-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Enthusiastic 2016 City of London/London Bridge Rotary Educational Foundation scholarship recipients posed for a photo following an orientation and lunch recently hosted by COLLBREF committee members John Parrott and Ken Moyer.
 
During the lunch, they heard information about the history of the scholarship, learned what they might expect in the way of activities and accommodations while in London, and were encouraged to make the most of this potentially life-changing opportunity.
 
shown in the photo are John Parrott, Emily, Christopher, Ashley, and Ken Moyer.
2016 COLLBREF Scholarship Recipients 2016-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
President-Elect, Lois Heath, presided over the May 4 meeting as President, Gary, vacationed in Hawaii.  During "Happy Bucks,"  Carl Jackson described watching a former member eat goat brains at a party and Sgt. At Arms, Mitch showed his reaction.
 
Steve Greeley presented the program talking about the compelling need to support ballot measures to aid in school funding for our community.
Moments from May 4, 2016 Meeting 2016-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
I was out of town and missed our club meeting last week.  I should have asked someone to make sure highlights of the meeting were documented for the Granite Gab.   Unfortunately, Gary Meyers also missed the meeting, and without his photos posted on our facebook page, I have no way of letting you know what happened at our April 27 club meeting. 
 
Please accept my sincere apology for this void.  Jeanie
Apology from your GAB editor 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Rain Dampened Weekend Coin Sales 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through June 6 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
The smiling faces of Gary Meyers, Joey Meyers, and Mary Anne Schulte attracted customers who purchased $130 of our London Bridge Rotary Commemorative Coins on Sunday, May 1.
Joey Meyers Helps Sell Coins 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Bob Rasmussen - April 20 Presentation 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through May 22 2016-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Attended by most current members, several E-85 members who only attend occasionally, and by many of our past presidents, the April 20 meeting of the London Bridge Rotary Club was one that will stand out when remembering our 2015-16 Rotary Year.
April 20 - Remembering our Past 2016-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
April 23-24 Coin Sales Report 2016-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Representatives of many local charities to benefit from the 2016 Balloonfest proceeds gathered with local Lions and Rotary Club representatives for a celebratory photograph. 
 
The annual event increases the capacity for many local charities to serve our community in varied and unique ways. 
 
 
Balloonfest Proceeds Boost Capacity to Serve 2016-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Inspiring students of the month shared accomplishments, goals and plans following high school as proud parents and friends enjoying the moment.  We were reminded that our youth can set and achieve amazing personal goals and find the strengh to face life's tragedies.
 
Rachel Nelles, a diabetes and endocrine specialist shared information about the new center at Havasu Regional Medical Center.  She and the center are valuable new health resources in the Lake Havasu community.  She is shown with President Gary thanking her for her presentation.
April 13 Highlights 2016-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through May 15 2016-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
April 16-17 Coin Sales Results 2016-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Our Club's 4th President, Bob Rasmussen, will be our guest speaker today, talking about the early history of our Rotary Club and his year of serving as Club President in 1973-74.
Today's Program 2016-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through May 8 2016-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
April 9-10 Coin Sales Results 2016-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating a variety of Rotarians and their service, President Gary gave out some thank-you gifts.  Tom is smiling because Shane has agreed to take over the track meet duties Tom has managed for more years than most of us have been members.
 
Roger Johnson shared the good news that he and Kathy are back in Lake Havasu and that she is continuing to see health improvements.
 
Bob Moreno may be having ongoing health challenges, but it doesn't seem to be impacting his ability to collect winnings at the poker table...
 
 
Photo Highlights from April 6 Meeting 2016-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Unbelievable tales were shared by Gary Kellogg about his adventures managing Citizens utilities through a severe ice storm.  Click on his photo to see video images Gary Meyers shared on the London Bridge Rotary Facebook page of the storm Gary Kellogg described.
Gary Kellogg - Vermont Ice Storm Adventure 2016-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
5th Wednesday Picnic in Rotary Park 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through May 1 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
April 2-3 Coin Sales Results 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Change in meeting location
 
We will not hold our regular meeting in the Bridgeview Room Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  Instead, we will have a brown bag (bring your own) lunch in Rotary Park at the Ramada near the Bocci Ball Courts.
 
 
March 30 (5th Wednesday) Meeting - A Picnic in Rotary Park 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Sergeant at Arms, Mitch Emerson looked a little concerned, since we are not supposed to allow political bias from our podium, when visiting Rotarian Gordon Grote stated he was a recovering politician and went on to explain that over the coming months we would be bombarded with sound bites about all the things that are wrong with our nation and how the person speaking is the only only capable of fixing those problems.  In more words, Gordon reminded us that we are still the greatest nation on the planet and don't have nearly as much to worry about as those running for office will try to tell us.
Recovering Politician's Views on the Coming Elections 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Even though there were no coin sales under the bridge Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, the weekend coin sales were still $150.00.  A gold set was sold through the trailer at the London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet.
Coin Sales Assignments Through April 24 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Balloonfest Co-Chairs, Marquita McKnight and Gary Lile presented a $40,000 check to President, Gary Gray, representing our club's portion of 2016 Balloonfest proceeds.  This event has allowed so much good to be done by and through the participating Rotary and Lions Clubs.  This is the best year, yet!
2016 Balloonfest Proceeds Received 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Windy, but otherwise beautiful, weather prevailed at the 38th Annual London Bridge Invitational Track Meet held at Thunderbolt Middle School in Lake Havasu City, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Click on the photo to see a video put together by Rotarian, Gary Meyers, highlighting events of the day.
38th Annual London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Kathy Hodel Presents Info About WAHS Building Campaign 2016-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
March 19-20 Coin Sales Results 2016-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through April 17 2016-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Doug Browningn is is happy winner of the 2016 Full Scale Harley Raffle hosted by London Bridge Rotary Club March 19, 2016.
 
Click on the picture to see highlights of the evening courtesy of Gary Meyers.
 
Full Throttle Harley Raffle Highlights 2016-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
Proud parents listed as March students of the month shared their accomplishments and plans for the future.
 
Members were treated to an update on the Lighthouse Club presented by volunteers with a passion for this unique water-safety project.  The light houses not only beautify our lake, they bring tourists to our area.  Some existing lighthouses are in need of repair and all are always in need of maintenance.  Additional structures are planned in the future. 
March 9 Meeting Highlights 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through April 10 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
March 12-13 Coin Sales Results 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through April 3 2016-03-08 07:00:00Z 0
March 5-6 Top 2016 Top Weekend Coin Sales To Date 2016-03-08 07:00:00Z 0
The March 2 meeting was quite enjoyable despite the fact that our planned program did not materialize.  Tom Kirchner and Phil Hatch looked VERY serious as they reminded Rotarians that all hands are needed to help with the March 26 London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet.  Family members and friends are also welcome to help. 
 
The many faces of Sgt at Arms, Mitch Emerson, may have something to do with whether or not he wins at the poker tables where he and several of our club members enjoy spending time.
March 2 Meeting Highlights 2016-03-07 07:00:00Z 0
Cindy Dione told of a skit being planned for our March 23 meeting.  Staring herself and Membership Chair, Don Klostermeier, supported by a cast of Interact students, the skit will highlight what a Rotary club might look like when engulfed in enthusiasm. 
 
Lois Heath is counting down the number of business meetings where she will be sharing board meeting minutes as she is off to PETS March 4-5 to get ready for her year of serving as our Club President which, will begin July 1.
February 24 Business Meeting Highlights 2016-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
February 27-28 Coin Sales Results 2016-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through Easter 2016-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
Lisa and Sharon look pleased to be selling in beautiful weather on Sunday, February 28. 
 
The new awning provides some inviting shade to tourists (and other prospective coin customers).
Thanks to Ed Weber for getting the awning installed so quickly once the funds for the improvement were authorized. 
 
The new wheels recently installed on the coin cart make it easier for Rotarians to maneuver the coin display cart in and out of our building.  Thanks to Gary Kellogg for the labor he put into this much-needed enhancement.
Coin Shack Upgrades 2016-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
Roger Johnson thanked club members for their thoughts, prayers, and demonstrated concern as provided an update on Kathy's health challenges. 
 
Don Klostermeier filled the room with enthusiasm as he reminded members that we have to find ways to keep our meetings relevant and become a club that will attract and engage younger generations in Rotary service.
 
Gary Kellogg told of his adventure as a rescue pilot for the Lord Mayor of London's balloon as it made its Lake Havasu City appearance while on the balloon's "Fly Every State" adventure.
 
The program for the day featured River Scene Magazine partners, Nathan Adler and Jillian Danielson.  Nathan's technical skills, and Jillian's photographic expertise have successfully managed an on-line only publication spreading good news about what is happening in Lake Havasu City.  If you haven't already done so, CLICK HERE to bring up their site so you can add it to your "favorites." 
February 17 Meeting Highlights 2016-02-24 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Schedule Through March 22 2016-02-24 07:00:00Z 0
February 20-21 Coin Sales Results 2016-02-24 07:00:00Z 0
Fellow Rotarian,
 
I want to encourage you to take an opportunity that was not available to me when I joined Rotary. On March 5, during the annual President Elect Training Session (PETS), you will have the chance to attend 1 of 3 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions that are offered starting at 0900. I will help facilitate Session 2, so it would be good to see you in the classroom if you have completed Session 1. The RLI experience will help round out just what Rotary is all about; why we have clubs (34,000) in more than 220 countries and focus on doing good in our world with 1.2 million members willing to share their time, talent and money with those less fortunate both here and throughout the world. It is worth your time - you will not regret the time spent.
 
R. Craig Wilson
District 5490 Past District Governor
Past President, Phoenix Rotary 100
 
 
PDG Craig Wilson Invites YOU to RLI at PETS 2016-02-17 07:00:00Z 0
Partnership for Economic Development CEO, James Gray, shared highlights from the Vision 20/20 Plan.  Development of the plan has been a collaborative effort involving a representative cross-section of individuals from the Lake Havasu community.  Whether or not the Lake Havasu Plan wins the next two levels of competition resulting in some dollars coming to support the plan, the community will win as those committed to the plans implementation continue to work together and move forward.
 
 
Vision 20/20 Shared at February 10 Meeting 2016-02-17 07:00:00Z 0
February 13-14 Coin Sales Results 2016-02-17 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through March 13 2016-02-17 07:00:00Z 0
Cindy Dione shared highlights from her weekend at RYLA in January.  Following her enthusiastic presentation, the club was treated to hearing from two of our club's RYLA delegates.  All felt the weekend was life-changing.  A key observation was that the delegates learned to be more accepting and less judgmental, learned to overcome their fears and understand they have the power to make a difference.
 
A visiting Rotarian presented her club's flag to President Gary
 
John Parrott reflected on his second term as President of our club. He invited Sandy Weber to be his guest and honored her for her dedication and hard work in co-chairing the club's last Adopt-A-Family Dinner before we switched to holding the Razr Raffle to gather funds for our Adopt-A-Family project.
The Rotary Foundation - Highlighted February 3 Meeting 2016-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
February 6-7 Coin Sales Results 2016-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through March 6 2016-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
Full Throttle Harley Raffle Set for March 19 2016-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Thru February 28 2016-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
Weekend Coin Sales Results 2016-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
David Simmer Will be coming to our meeting today to update our club on the Rotary Foundation, he will be speaking of all the good that comes from the foundation as well as a question-and-answer period afterwards. He will be traveling from Phoenix to address our club and I'm urging everybody if it all possible to please attend this very important meeting! It is very disappointing and looks bad for the club when we have speakers travel from such a distance, to give a report on something as important as the foundation and only 20 or so people are in attendance! President, Gary Gray
The Rotary Foundation Update - Bring a Guest to Today's Meeting! 2016-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results 2016-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
Roger Johnson shared memories of the year he led our club as President.  He also shared some highlights from the balloon festival balloon ride activities.  He looked a little surprised and dismayed when he was told he would be the chair of the balloonfest in 2017.   Is it the truth?
 
Steve Hamilton stumped most of the tables with some unusual and amusing trivia during the Sgt at Arms program.
 
Jerry Ernst introduced his son, Jason Ernst who intrigued club members with stories of his world travels.  Ann and Jerry listed as proud parents while Jason described his first trip abroad, which was a short exchange to Germany while in high school.  Later, he traveled to London as a recipient of one of our club's COLLBREF scholarships.  A world map showing the countries he has visited vs. the ones he has not visually illustrated the extent of his travels.  
 
Jason's fascination with being immersed in and learning about other cultures has never stopped.  He was able to figure out how to earn enough to fund his travels and provide a living utilizing internet access and his language and writing skills. 
 
January 20 Meeting Highlights 2016-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
Coin shifts start at 11:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM, with only one shift working each day.  Call your partner to make sure they know you will be working with them.  If you trade shifts or ask another Rotarian to sell in your place, let your assigned partner know about the change.
Coin Sales Assignments - Next Four Weeks 2016-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival, January 10th - January 13th, 2019!!
 
Lake Havasu residents and visitors to our community will once again be treated to stunning sights! 
 
The event is a perfect example of the good things that can happen when two great organizations - Rotary and Lions - collaboratively work together and invite volunteers from the community to join their efforts.
 
The funds raised will again make an enormous difference in our community through the non-profit organizations that will receive donations from the participating clubs.
 
For more details on the 9th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival https://havasuballoonfest.com/
9th Annual Havasu Island Balloon Festival & Fair 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
All London Bridge Rotarians need to reserve this date on their calendars and plan to be present to staff this annual event hosted by our club.  Family and friends are also invited and encouraged to help!
 
For track meet scheduling information, call Phil Hatch at (928) 486-8328 or to send him an e-mail message, CLICK HERE.
 
For general information about the track meet, CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to Tom Kirchner or call him at (928) 716-3499. 
38th Annual Invitational Track Meet - March 26, 2016 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Ballard, Chair of the Funding Committee, brought checks to be presented by president, Gary Gray to Hospice of Havasu, the Lake Havasu Concert Association, the Lake Havasu Police Officers Association and WAVE JTED for their Culinary Arts program.
 
 
Funding Committee Donations 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
Funding Committee Donations Awarded 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
Former member, Larry Feist, presented President, Gary, with a flag from the Rotary Club he joined in Oregon following their requested transfer so they could live closer to family. 
 
No more red ribbons to be worn on name badges by Shane Delaney, Bob Lueras, and Sharon Steinke.  They were joined by sponsors, John Parrott and Suzanne Ballard as Don Klostermeier formally announced that they have each completed the Big Ten requirements that new members must complete in order to be "full fledged" members of our club.  Congratulations to Shane, Bob and Sharon!
 
Walt Leitz was welcomed back in to London Bridge Rotary Club.  Following his induction, he told of his appreciation of being honored by the club with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition recognizing his work in New York following the 9/11 attacks. 
January 13 Meeting Highlights 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through Valentine's Day 2016-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
When our scheduled speaker for our January 6 meeting had to cancel at the last minute, London Bridge Rotary members were treated to hear from Bob and Carrie Hemme, who were visitng our club, about the status of their water project in remote India.
 
Bob and Carrie are both active, committed Rotarians who truly understand from first-hand experience the difference a relative few dollars can make in quality of life when used to solve very real problems with sustainable solutions.
Water Well Project in India 2016-01-13 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Thru February 7 2016-01-13 07:00:00Z 0
January 9-10 Coin Sales Results 2016-01-13 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona grants scholarships for vocational training programs that are not part of a traditional four-year degree program.  Over our holiday break, I had the privilege of interviewing three applicants who applied for grants to attend a caregiver training course offered by a local program offered by Jennifer Newmann through her All About Care Academy.  While this career path may be very rewarding work for those with a heart for service, it is not rewarding financially.  It would be very difficult for anyone following this path to afford the state-mandated certification training without this scholarship opportunity.
 
TRVFA Grants Local Scholarships 2016-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
London Bridge Rotary Club may be smaller than it used to be, but our members have every reason to take pride in our accomplishments for 2015.  These photos highlight some of the fundraising, fun and fellowship as well as some of our more significant service projects in 2015.
 
We are lucky to have the photos Gary Meyers takes and shares on Facebook to document our many activities. 
 
When each of us commit to supporting multiple activities and projects, we seem to be unstoppable.  Just think what we could do in 2016 if each of us would commit to recruiting one or more new members who would enjoy sharing the service above self commitment that is what makes it possible to have a club as wonderful as ours!
Pictorial Review of 2015 Rotary Memories 2016-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
Please calendar your coin sales assignments and make sure your assigned shifts are covered by yourself or a Rotarian substitute. 
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2016-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Results 2016-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-12-23 07:00:00Z 0
Click on Tania's photo to view a video from the December 16 London Bridge Rotary Club Christmas Auction/Raffle.  It was a great fundraiser for our club, with some outstanding prizes which Tanika gathered from club members and local businesses.  Tania's helper, Molly, helped put the baskets together.  Gary Kellogg was a tenacious auctioneer pushing for the last $$ on the auction items. 
London Bridge Rotary Christmas Raffle 2015-12-23 07:00:00Z 0
President Gary Gray was pleased to receive his first Paul Harris Fellow recognition certificate and pin. 
 
Tania Sobchuk, received her Paul Harris Fellow "plus two" recognition.  She honored her father, Ken Sobchuk, as a Paul Harris Fellow by transferring some of her accumulated recognition points to him. 
 
Bob McClory received Paul Harris Fellow "plus five and plus six" recognition pins and honored his wife, Jerri McClory, naming her a Paul Harris Fellow by transferring some of his accumulated recognition points to her.  Jerri is a member of the Lake Havasu Sunrise Rotary Club and they often spend time together supporting Rotary projects for both clubs.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition 2015-12-23 07:00:00Z 0
President, Gary Gray, recognized Lisa Fuhrman at the December 16 meeting for her work in coordinating the Adopt-A-Family shopping effort in recent years.  She went above and beyond this year by hosting a gathering of shoppers who could attend to a meal at Barley Brothers following the shopping spree.
Lisa Fuhrman Acknowledged for Adopt-A-Family Coordination 2015-12-23 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Results 2015-12-23 07:00:00Z 0
Several London Bridge Rotary Club members and family of Rotary members enjoyed an evening of spending money raised at the recent Razr Raffle to make the holidays brighter for some local families.
 
The shoppers had taken time to meet the parents and children so that toys that were wanted were purchased as well as needed clothing.  The families were screened by Salvation Army where  food baskets will be available for pickup when it is time to deliver the gifts over the next few days.
Adopt-A-Family Shopping Fun 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
Bob Ketner, President of the Community Concert Series Series, brought brochures and shared information about the process of bringing quality talent to our relatively small community.  In case you lost your brochure or missed the meeting, you can visit their website.
Community Concert Series Featured December 9 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
Tania and her elves will be in charge of some fun at today's meeting.  Come prepared to spend some $$$
 
Paul Harris recognition will also add to the festivities.
 
Don't miss this last meeting of 2015!
Holiday Raffle/Auction - Last Rotary Meeting of 2015 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
President 2016-17 - Lois Heath
President-Elect - Gail Malay
Vice President - Don Klostermeier
Secretary - Tania Sobchuk
Treasurer - Maryanne Schulte
Past President - Gary Gray
Ed Weber - Coin Chair January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
2016-17 Officers Elected at December 9 Meeting 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Results 2015-12-15 07:00:00Z 0
There were lots of smiles Friday, December 4, as Rotarians and guests from all three Rotary Clubs in Lake Havasu City enjoyed the Boat Parade of Lights, a great dinner, the sounds of Tim Cullen, and an array of holiday desserts.
 
 
Good Times at Tri Club Christmas Dinner 2015-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
All Three Lake Havasu Rotary Clubs Enjoy Holiday Party 2015-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Results 2015-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Gordon Bartlett recently sent an article he thought our club members might find interesting.  The article was written written by Rotary Club of Tucson President, Phil Gutt, to share from his old club's Newsletter, The Tuscotarian:
 
There exists a fundamental difference pertaining to organizations that give away money. At one extreme is the practice of disbursing all money collected during a period before (or as) the period ends. Quite different is the system of retaining some funds for use in future periods. There are justifications, and strong advocates, for each method.
 
What are reasons to carry a balance into next year, or, more decisively, to endow funds so that the principal can never be spent? It is the uncertainty of maintaining donation levels that is most-often cited. Endowments and reserves enable charitable organizations to weather swings in income from year to year. Many groups survived the 2008 recession only by virtue of having held reserves.
Rotary Club of Tucson President, Phil Gutt, on Charitable Reserves 2015-12-02 07:00:00Z 0
Your gifts valued at $25 are needed for our December 16 Christmas Raffle/Auction.  Please drop yours by Lake Havasu Family EyeCare as soon as possible, so baskets can be put together by Tania's crew of volunteers.
 
Plan to be in attendance on the 16th.  Paul Harris recognition will also be part of the program that day.
Tania Needs Your Gifts ASAP 2015-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Bob and Jerri McClory tried a new method for accepting credit card payments during their coin sales shift.  Bob will be sharing the "how to" information so we can all employ the new technology during our sales shifts. 
 
 
Recent Coin Sales Results 2015-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Tania Sobchuk needs you to drop your donated gift valued at $25 or more at Lake Havasu Family Eyecare.  She needs them soon so she can have time to get the gift baskets beautifully and temptingly assembled for our December 16 meeting.
Items Needed for Annual Holiday Auction/Raffle 2015-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Service above self is becoming a way of life for our local Interact Students.
 
Shown working on a "Sole Hope" project, they will make a big difference for Ugandan children. 
Interact - Sole Hope Project 2015-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Roger boasts about his new puppy during the Sgt at Arms Program.  President, Gary presents Suzanne Ballard a District pin for sponsoring a new member.  Students of the month inspired club members and at least one proud papa as they told of their high school experience and plans for the future. 
 
 
November 18 Meeting Highlights 2015-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Report of Recent Coin Sales 2015-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Lisa Fuhrman made a plea for help with Adopt-A-Family shopping.
 
Jerry Ernst told about his responsibilities as Investment Committee Chair, and tried to make it sound like it would be fun to serve on that committee. 
 
Jeanie Morgan presented some information about The Rotary Foundation and encouraged members to consider giving more than the goal of $100 per member per year as well as the option of giving through "Rotary Direct" where the donation is immediately credited to the donors account rather than being billed, collected, and transferred through our club.
Highlights of November 11 Meeting 2015-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments - Next Four Weeks 2015-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results 2015-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
Tania Sobchuk shared information about her new business location.  Ed Weber reported on great Parade-Day coin sales results.  Ken Moyer reflected on his year serving as our Club President.
 
Mike Patterson presented an informational program on current happenings at Havasu Regional Medical Center. 
November 4 Meeting Highlights 2015-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
If you are scheduled to sell, it is your responsibility to find a Rotarian substitute if you have a scheduling conflict.  There is a "no show" penalty of $75 for each assigned shift that is vacant.
Coin Sales Assignments - Next Four Weekends 2015-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Report 2015-11-09 07:00:00Z 0
Scott Newbanks shared some sales tips to boost parade day sales success., Gary Hettick was acting Sgt. at Arms, and had fun at everyone's expense.  Carlos can smile and part with money at the same time. 
 
Judge Mitchell Kalauli provided a great program on the Veterans Court - a program making a lasting positive difference for veterans who experience the "treatment" aspect of this program.
 
 
November 28 Meeting Highlights 2015-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Introduction of our #45 coin, "An Oasis in the Desert" produced the highest parade day sales since 2011. 
 
Top sales for the day were turned in by Gary Hettick with a staggering total of $3,678.94.  Tom Kirchner was second with $2,010.
 
Coin Chair, Scott Newbanks, had sales totalling $1,040.
 
Ken Moyer turned in $580.00.
 
Shane Delaney was close behine Ken with total sales of $561.00.  He had a sales partner.
Top Guns - Parade Day Sales 2015-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments for Next Four Weeks 2015-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Report 2015-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Ed Weber showed the information card to be given out when selling coins going forward.  It has information about the history of the London Bridge and our new coin.   The QR code printed on the card can be scanned to direct those who use that technology to our coin sales website.  
 
Our website will be clearly shown as a source of reference, so that anyone wishing to check out earlier coins can do so on-line.
 
Gary Hettick shared his memories of his year of serving as our Club President in 1998-99.  He was the last Club President to use a "head table" meeting format. 
October 21 Meeting Highlights 2015-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Hettick put in some time last week selling coins at the Run to the Sun car show on Main Street.  Looks like serious business. 
 
He's typically a top seller at the London Bridge Days Parade.  Will anyone top him this year when sales results from the parade are reported?  
Run to the Sun Coin Sales 2015-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Please calendar your upcoming coin sales assignments and find a Rotarian to sell in your place when/if you have a scheduling conflict.
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Weekend Coin Sales Results 2015-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
President Gary Gray gave colorful fall bouquets to Suzanne Ballard and Jeanie Morgan, who helped the club meet one of the requirements to participate in district grants in the 2016-17 Rotary Year.  They attended the grants training seminar held at MCC on Saturday, October 10.
 
Maryanne Schulte was welcomed as the newest member of the London Bridge Rotary Club.  Photo shows her being pinned by her sponsor, Suzanne Ballard.
October 14 Meeting Highlights 2015-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Don Klostermeier and Bob McClory for some awesome sales results during their shift this past Saturday afternoon.
Weekend Coin Sales Results 2015-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Each color came in two flavor choices - one good and one yucky!
 
Cindy finally found something to dampen her typical enthusiasm.
BeanBoozled by Sgt. at Arms 2015-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Lake Havasu City Rotarian, Dennis Muehler, introduced the club to our local inbound Rotary Exchange Student from Brazil. 
 
Tania Sobchuk explained the vision scholarship program our club supports through her office.  Through a cooperative screening effort at local school, students with unmet vision challenges are fitted with glasses.
 
Jeanie Morgan told of highlights of Rotary year 1999-2000 when she served as London Bridge Rotary Club President.
 
 
October 7 Highlights 2015-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
45th Coin Sales Began October 31 2015-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Sales packages and duty assignments for the October 31 London Bridge Days Parade will be distributed at our October 14 and October 21 club meetings. 
 
The #45 coin(s) will be publicly introduced at the parade.  Letters have gone out to previous buyers and e-mails have been sent to on-line customers.  Advance sales of the new commemorative coin will not be fulfilled until November 1.
#45 Coin - Oasis in the Desert 2015-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Ken Moyer and Tom Kirchner were among 400 Rotarians attending Rotary Day at Chase Field Sunday, September 13.
 
Looks like a very enjoyable way to spend a day!
Rotary Day at Chase Field 2015-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Social Chair, Cindy Dionne, came through again with a fun and enthusiastic crowd of Rotarians and their families enjoying the 5th Wednesday social at Havasu Lanes!
 
 
Rotary Fifth Wednesday Fun in the Alley 2015-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Shown are some of the Razr raffle team as well as happy winners.  Thanks to the many other team members and generous supporters who make this event a successful fundraiser.  It will help make the holiday season much happier for some local families.  Together, we can not only make a difference, but have fun in the process!
Razr Raffle Team and Happy Winners 2015-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-09-30 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-09-30 07:00:00Z 0
Razr Raffle Action 2015-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
Great meeting with 100 Interact attendees! Katie Henderson unveiled the new names badges for the students. We viewed a t-shirt design that everyone likes! Discussed the London Bridge Days parade float. Lastly they are working on a project for Homecoming! Service above self!!! 
Cindy Dionne
Interact Club is Energized by Service 2015-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
London Bridge Rotary Club members are strongly encouraged to register early to work at the 2016 Havasu Island Balloon Festival and Fair.  Some volunteer positions are restricted to be filled only by members of the participating host Lions and Rotary Clubs.  To register as a member of our club, use the "join code" WEDR (for Wednesday Rotary).  CLICK HERE to register now.
Volunteer for the 2016 Balloon Fest 2015-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Bob Lueras provided members with a very compelling classification speach.  Ed Walker presented the weekly program, updating members on our local history museum
September 16 Meeting Highlights 2015-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
We will have a 5th Wednesday social activity - an Evening at Havasu Lanes  - on Wednesday, September 30. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
 
"Whether you're the kinda bowler who goes "all the way (finishing a game with nothing but strikes) or you're a "yanker" (when a bowler hangs onto the ball too long) we want you to attend this FUN 5th Wednesday social activity."   Cindy Dionne
 
The cost will be $10 per person, which includes shoe rental.  Members and guests will be on their own for beverages, but the club will provide some light snacks.
 
 
Meet me in the Alley! 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Views were spectacular, food was amazing, temperatures were refreshing, horseshoe competition was a highlight and inter-club fellowship and inter-generational fellowship was enjoyed by all.
 
Congratulations to Tom Kirchner - his organizational skills resulted in a wonderful day of Rotary fun!
Rotary Picnic - Hualapai Mountain Park 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Senator Kelly Ward is shown after receiving her Rotary Coins from President, Gary Gray after her legislative update presentation at our September 9 club meeting.
Kelly Ward Provides Legislative Update 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Gayle Malay introduced the students of the month for August and September, who each shared their accomplishments, activities and goals for the future, as well as introduce each of their parents. 
 
 
Students of the Month 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers faithfully attended Rotary meetings while he was away for the summer, but the need for Rotary makeup fellowship continues now that he is home.  He and Carlos Ruiz (and our President, Gary Gray, who is not shown) attended a Lake Havasu City Rotary makeup at another local club's creative off-site meeting location and activity.
Summer Travels Over, Rotary Makeups Continue 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute will next be offered Satursday, October 17, on the DeVry campus at Westgate in Glendale, Arizona.  Those who have been elected to positions of leadership in their local Rotary clubs are strongly encouraged to attend RLI.  At this time, our President, Gary Gray, is the only RLI graduate our club's membership
 
There are a series of three one-day sessions, which are offered in various locations throughout our state.  All three sessions are offered at each scheduled event, allowing Rotarians scheduled for any of the sessions in the series to travel to RLI together.  CLICK HERE to download a registration form.
 
 
Date of Next RLI Sessions Set 2015-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
During his official visit to our club September 1, DG Paul Puliken presented three club members with "Lead by Example" pins.  The members he honored were:  Gordon Bartlett, Gary Gray, and Jeanie Morgan.
 
Membership is a high priority in the District this year.  If we shrink too far in membership, we are at risk of being merged with another district.  He asked each member to share Rotary with their best friend as well as others in their circle of influence.
District Governor Visit 2015-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Another staggering number in attendance for tonight (August 31) for Interact meeting ~ 117~

The board asked the members about ideas for fundraising, Relay for Life, Fall Fun Fair and much more! They also wanted to hear from students on what made them join Interact. The comments were felt and passionate. They said it made their lives more full and that they love helping people. Also, that it is a great way to show adults how much they care and that there are so many great students in our community. Our foreign exchange student is amazing and he said that Rotary picked him out of a bunch of students and he is honored to be here. An hour spent with these students is truly amazing. You're missing out if you haven't attended! Next meeting 9/14! BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD!  Cindy Dione
H.S. Interact Enthusiasm Continues 2015-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
Wednesday, August 26, Past President, John Parrott, presented the first Rick Stephens Fellow recognition pins recognizing giving to London Bridge Rotary Charities in the amount of $1,000 or more.  Receiving the first pin was Bev "Sweat Pea" Stephens.  Also receiving pins were John Parrott, Jerry Ernst, and Scott Newbanks
Rick Stephens Fellows 2015-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Doors open at 5:00 pm - Dinner at 6:30 - raffle at 8:15 pm
 
$300 Donation includes admission and dinner for two people.  Must present ticket at Registration Desk.  Winner responsible for tax, title, license, and doc. fees plus dealer prep and service.
 
Note:  this is a fundraising effort and only one meal choice is planned.  To purchase tickets or notify the planning team of any special dietary needs, contact jparrott@coldwellbanker.com
Rockin' RZR Days 2015-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
"Wait for it....wait for it.....! I have another awesome announcement! Thunderbolt Interact's 1st meeting today (August 20) had 103 students attend! I am just so happy! GREAT things happen when GREAT people get together! A big shout out to Shellie Clark, advisor for the club! Service above self, always!!!!" Cindy Dione
Grand Beginning for Thunderbolt M.S. Interact Club 2015-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
"Dr. K" was presented a Rotary Coin to thank him for his presentation about his work in cardiothoracic and vascular surgergy.  While we each hope we will never need his expertise, we recognize our good fortune in having him practice at our local hospital.  He has worked with, and studied under, some pioneers and innovators in this medical specialty.
Pankaj Kulshrestha, MD - Caring for Hearts in Havasu 2015-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Saturday, August 8, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Havasu Community Health Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Havasu Stick'em.  With the help of school nurses and countless volunteers,
  63 Children were immunized
179 Vaccinations were given
  56 Sports physicals were provided
  50 Dental screenings
200 Safety helmets Given Away
250 Pancake breakfasts served
400+Swam for free in the afternoon
 
Havasu Stick'em Stats 2015-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Steve Hamilton was elected to draw the marble when his table had the power ball ticket at the August 19 meeting.  They chose well - he pulled the winning marble, ending the recent surge in the purchase of extra tickets for some tables and individual ticket purchases for many.  At today's meeting, all the marbles will be back in the bag and the pot will start to rebuild.
Power Ball Suspense is Over 2015-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Joey Meyers took Gary with him to the Duck Race in Vail, Colorado.  The race is sponsored by the Vail Rotary Club.
 
Joey knows there is Rotary fun to be had wherever we go!
Joey Meyers travels to Vail Rotary Duck Race 2015-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Mayor Mark Nexsen presented a "State of the City" message at the August 12 club meeting.  President, Gary Gray, is shown presenting a special set of London Bridge Rotary Commemorative Coins to the Mayor, who is an honorary member of the London Bridge Rotary Club.
 
Honory Member, Mayor Mark Nexsen 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers is having an awesome time with Rotary as he and Pam spend their summer in/near Summit, Colorado.  He thought his Rotary friends would enjoy seeing/reading about how the Summit Club's fundraising project impacted a local writer:
Impact of Summit, Colorado Rotary Fundraiser 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
"I am so HAPPY to announce that tonight (Monday, August 17) was the first Interact Club meeting at LHHS! We had 113 students attend. YES, I said 113 students! The room was filled with passion and excitement and lots those who believe or want to achieve "service above self"! I am so honored to be able so involved with our young leaders."  Cindy Dionne
Enthusiastic Start as Lake Havasu High School Interact Club Starts Year 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Elaine Cullen, with the local office of the Better Business Bureau provided a very informative program at the August 5 meeting. 
 
She explained the many functions of the Bureau, and spent a lot of time talking about the scams that she has seen in our area since taking over her current position.  It is very important to report suspected scams and use their scam tracker software to protect ourselves and others.
Better Business Bureau Presentation With Scam Updates 2015-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
Gordon and Patty Bartlett are enjoying some summer travel.  While in Knoxville, Kentucky recently, they experienced a "Rotary Moment" when they found a statue placed by the Rotary Club of Knoxville in 2005 to celebrate 100 years of Rotary, and a nearby banner celebrating their club's centennial in 2015.
 
 
Rotary Moment in Knoxville 2015-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
Bob and Stephanie Lueras are servants.  That is what they do for a living - provide service to their own communities and other communities during times of stress through their work with the Salvation Army.  Their commitment is inspiring and ongoing.
 
 
Bob Lueras - Serving 2015-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
The July 29 club meeting was a "brown bag" lunch, where club members enjoyed a tour of  the WAVE JTED Central Culinary Arts and Business Campus which has recently opened in Lake Havasu.  The facility is located at 1540 Palo Verde (next to Golden Corral).
 
After hearing a brief overview of fall class offerings at the facility, club members and their guests participated in creating some delicious strawberry shortcake for dessert.  There was a competition for the best "presentation" and our three winners are shown in the photo collage on the right.
5th Wednesday Brown Bag Meeting 2015-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
John Parrott reviewed his 1987-88 year as Club President.  Admitting he knew little about Rotary International when he assumed his leadership role, his saving grace was that he had been an active member long enough and had past service on the board in in various club activities and was able to serve as their leader.  He felt his club's lasting legacy was making humor an important part of our meetings and club culture. 
 
Don Klostermeier was an enthusiastic Sgt at Arms, extracting an extraordinary amount of happy dollars from club members and guests, and is shown explaining to a reluctant Scott Newbanks why he owed a fine. 
 
 
July 22 Meeting Highlights 2015-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers may have better attendance this summer at Summit, Colorado Rotary Club's meetings than some of their own members.
 
He is shown here documenting his attendance at their meeting on August 26.
 
Make Up Missed Rotary Meetings During Summer Travel 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
At our July 8 club meeting, final disbursements were made from our prior fiscal year.  Steve VanElla accepted a donation to support a public art project.  Suzanne Ballard presented a donation to Hospice of Havasu to support their annual Celebration of Life.  Mari Jo Mulligan accepted a donation to the Lake Havasu Unified Schools to support training of teachers in the utilization of the transformational Capturing Kids Hearts program.
Making a Difference in Our Community 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
At our July 15 meeting, Jeff Mizukami, S​enior Commercial Loan Officer for Horizon Community Bank, provided some interesting statistics and up-to-date information informing club members and guests about the utilization of government-insured business lending to put money back into local economies.
 
 
 
 
Government Insured Business Lending 2015-07-21 07:00:00Z 0
The next Rotary Leadership Institute will take place on Saturday, August 22 at the DoubleTree in Flagstaff. This will be a great opportunity to get out of the heat for those in Lake Havasu City.  A special room rate of $129/night is available.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a great opportunity to learn more about the larger world of Rotary.  It is an outstanding way for current and future leaders in our to learn about and share best practices, as well as make new Rotary firends beyond our own club.  
Rotary Leadership Institute 2015-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Click on the image to see a video posted by Gary Meyers on our club's facebook page.  The video was taken at a Rotary makeup meeting.  The program was about the Apollo 14 Moonwalk.  The image is a photograph taken of the Duke family photo lying on the surface of the moon.
Fascinating Speaker Heard at Rotary Make-up 2015-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Lisa Kreuger and Jeni Coke shared the podium to provide the club with an update on the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
2014-15 was the best year since the recession in membership growth.  A new charitable foundation has been formed to enable the Leadership Program to thrive more independently and to allow dollars donated to support the Leadership projects to be tax deductible
July 8 Meeting Highlights 2015-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Nov. 19-22 - USA-Mexico Friendship Conference, Including Rotary Foundation Day, Sedona, Arizona - see REGISTRATION FORM
Dec. 4 - Our annual holiday party will be held in the Bridgeview Room at Shugrues, where we will watch the boat parade of lights from the patio.
 
Dates to Remember 2015-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Just wanted to let you know that we had a good flight yesterday and have settled into our rooms in Marylebone Hall. We got up early today to purchase our Tube passes and start exploring. We are already falling in love with the city and we are excited for class events to start!
 
Thanks,
Nyla Wambold
COLLBREF Students Arrive in London 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
Gordon Bartlett introduced a new twist to the Rotary Moment during the Gray era.
 
Past Club Presidents will occasionally be asked to share highlights of their year.  Gary Kellogg was the first - since his term as our 15th President in 1984-85 is the first term of any Past President who is still a member of our club.  If you are not familiar with the significance of his pink shirt, take time to ask him why that is an icon for his year of service.
July 1 Meeting Highlights 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
Thank you London Bridge Rotary for lunch for letting us talk about our WAVE JTED Central Culinary Arts & Business Campus! 
 
Shown in the photo are:  Shawna Morgan Schneikart, Karla Desper, Dorene Bloomer and Club President, Gary Gray.
Not Often Are We Thanked by Our Guest Speakers 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck
 
Independence Day 2015-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Dues will go up $10 per quarter as a result of the club's acceptance of the proposed 2015-16 operating budget at our most recent business meeting.  Invoices will soon go out via e-mail.  If you do not receive a dues billing, contact our Treasurer, Brian Castle.
 
Timely payment of dues is not only the right thing to do, but it is a condition of membership according to our club's operating documents.  This is one of many subjects covered in our Club Constitution.  As member clubs of Rotary International, clubs throughout the world have uniform club constitutions.  Follow the link to see what is said in our constitution about this subject.
Dues Increase Starts July 1 2015-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Results of Final Weekend Coin Sales Until September 2015-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Each of our club presidents has left their own unique mark on our history.  It is yet to be seen what a year under the leadership of Gary Gray will bring.  It’s a Gray area.  
            
The top 10 things we know about our 2015-16 Club President.
10.          Money makes him smile.
9.            He has a lot of blue shirts.
8.            When not wearing a blue shirt, he is likely to be wearing white with blue trim.
 
What will 2015-16 bring? It's a Gray area! 2015-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
Assistant Governor Doug Browning was the featured speaker at the J une 20 installation banquet in the Bridgeview Room at Shugrue's.  He encouraged club members to go into the big tent of Rotary instead of just enjoying the side shows enjoyed by Rotarians in their local club activities.  As exciting as the side shows are, you haven't really enjoyed the circus until you experience the excitement of all the actiivities in the big tent!  Investing your time, talent and heart in International and District projects is where we learn what it is to go from being a club member to knowing what it is to be a committed Rotarian - wanting to make a difference in the world.
 
CLICK HERE to enjoy highlights of club activities during Lisa VanElla's  2014-15 term as Club President.  This video played as Rotarians gathered and were taking their seats for the installation dinner.  Visit the club's facebook page for more nostalgic postings by Gary Meyers.  
Installation Banquet Highlights 2015-06-23 07:00:00Z 0
Final Coin Sales Assignments 2014-15 Rotary Year 2015-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Thanks to the Rotarians who braved the heat and brought in some revenue during the next-to-last weekend of coin sales until after Labor Day Weekend.
Coin Sales Report 2015-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
London Bridge Rotarians and their guests will enjoy an Italian-themed dinner in the Bridgeview Room at Shugrue's Saturday evening.  Cocktails at 5:30 - Dinner at 6:30.
 
AG Doug Browning will be the featured speaker and 2015-16 officers and directors will be inducted.
 
 
Changing of the Guard - Saturday, June 20 2015-06-17 07:00:00Z 0
Because of a business meeting conflict, Lisa conducted her last meeting as Club President on Wednesday, June 10.  Her son,
 
Wyatt, who has been active in Interact was her happy guest.  He was all smiles because of his soon-to-be celebrated 16th birthday and the new level of freedom he will enjoy as one of Lake Havasu's newest drivers.  
Lisa was smiling because of the freedom she will soon enjoy as Gary Gray takes the gavel and becomes the presiding leader of our club for the coming year Saturday night.
Lisa VanElla's Last Meeting as President 2015-06-17 07:00:00Z 0
Please check to see if you are assigned to sell coins in any of the remaining four shifts for this Rotary Year.  If you are scheduled to sell and have a conflict, it is your responsibility to find another club member to sell in your place.
Coin Sales Shift Assignments Through June 2015-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting Wednesday, June 24 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Weekend Coin Sales Report 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Youngest Guest Power Ball Try 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Tom Kirchner explains Rotary Park exercise station plaque installation.  
 
Gary Gray presented three District Awards which were presented at the recent District Conference:  Presidential Citation, Ethics Initiative, and Sex-Trafficking Awareness.
 
Past President and visiting Rotarian Keven Shepardson was welcomed to the meeting.  He shared his recent health challenges.  LBR club members were enthusiastic in their support of his miraculous comeback!
 
May 27 Meeting Highlights 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarian, Tom Kirchner, has coordinated with the other two Rotary Clubs in Lake Havasu and the Parks Department to upgrade the signage at each of the exercise stations installed through a Rotary District Grant a few years ago.  Shown in the photos are samples of the new signage.  Thanks, Tom!
Community Service Project at Rotary Park 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
 It is each Rotarian's responsibility to find a London Bridge Rotarian to sell in their place if they have a scheduling conflict.  It is also important to contact your assigned coin sales partner prior to reporting for your shift so that you are aware of any change/substitution they might have arranged. 
Coin Sales Assignments 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
There was no envelope left in the briefcase in for coin sales for the 11-1 Shift Saturday, May 30.  John Parrott and Ken Konold reported $40 in coin sales during their May 31 shift.   
Weekend Coin Sales Report 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
Michelle Youso speaker. Excellent multi-tasking Educational Specialist, also handles the London Bridge Rotary Charities' donations to benefit homeless students in our community.
 
May 20 Meeting Highlights 2015-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
If you are unable to sell coins when scheduled, to avoid a $75 "no show" penalty, it is your responsibility to arrange for another London Bridge Rotarian to sell in your place.
Coin Sales Assignments - May 30 - June 28 2015-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
At the May 13 meeting,funding checks were delivered for our annual commitment to the Kinderswim Program, Havasu Stick'em, and the Havasu Community Health Foundation' snewsletter sponsorship.
 
A proud parent watches as her Student-of-the-month son tells the club about his high school activities and future plans.   
May 13, 2015 Meeting Highlights 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
CHECK THE SCHEDULE!
 
If you are scheduled to sell and have a conflict, it is your responsibility to find a club member who will cover your shift for you in order to avoid being charged a "no show" penalty.
Next Four Weeks of Coin Sales Assignments 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results May16-17 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Enjoy some cool weather and spectacular scenery - join your fellow club members at Recreation Area 3 in Hualapai Mountain Park near Kingman. Cabin Rentals are available for the weekend by calling (928) 681-5700.  
 
The time is 10a.m. to 5p.m.  Food will be served between Noon and 1p.m.  Members should bring what they would like to drink.  We will supply water and some soda for the kids.
 
 
Saturday, September 19 - Picnic in Hualapai Mountain Park Tom 85 Kirchner 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Shift Assignments 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Results 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Carlos Ruiz reports being stalked... 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Cindy Dione - Permanent Badge Celebration 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Saturday, June 20, 2015
 
5:30     Cocktail Hour
6:30     Italian-Themed Dinner
 
Guest Speaker, Assistant Governor, Doug Browning
Sign-up sheets will be available at upcoming meetings for planning purposes
Rotarians and their (one) guest will be paid for by the club
Details about Installation Banquet 2015-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
We apologize for the error in reporting of coin sales results in last week's bulletin.  Nick Wolfe and Gary Hettick were incorrectly credited with $373.00 in sales which were made by Suzanne Ballard and Doug Hardy on April 26 from 11:00-3:00.  
Correction - 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Shift Assignments 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
The 5th Wednesday Mixer on the patio at Montana Steakhouse was enjoyed by all who attended, including Bob Morrison, Lake Havasu City Rotary Club, who used our mixer to score a makeup for a meeting missed at his own club.
5th Wednesday Mixer Highlights 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Thunderbolt Interact is very proud of Zoe Dondero.  She was nominated to be on the Rotary/Interact Governing Board helping to direct Interact Clubs throughout the sate and district in their quest to help others.  Zoe's enthusiasm, and zeal for life make her the perfect person to represent our local school and the District.  Congratulations to Zoe on her accomplishment!
Thunderbolt Interact Member Elected to State/District Position 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
April 22, 2015 Business Meeting Highlights 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Cindy Dionne, from London Bridge Rotary Club, joined Dan Mathews, Dawn Widmayer, and Doug Browning of the Lake Havasu City Rotary Club in a recent hike of the Grand Canyon.  Congratulations to all!!
Who's Brave Enough to Hike the Grand Canyon? 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Note:  There will be no sales Memorial Day Weekend.  Following Memorial Day, there will only be one shift through the end of June when we will "go dark" for the summer.  
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Shift Assignments Through May17 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Update 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Newest member, Sharon Steinke, was pinned by her sponsor, Suzannah Ballard.  Dr. Carlos Ruiz had comments during the Sgt.at Arms Program.  The guest speaker was Frankie Lyons discussing Veterans United.
April 15, 2015 Meeting Highlightrs 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians enjoyed presentations from the Students of the Month, as well as the Constitution Day Program.
April 8 Meeting Highlights 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Please check the coin sales duty roster to see if/when you are scheduled.  It is each assigned Rotarian's responsibility to find a club member to substitute for them - and make sure to remind their sub so they don't forget to sell.  If a shift assignment is missed the $75.00 "no show" fee will be billed to the originally assigned Rotarian.
Coin Sales Shift Assignments Through May 10 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the early shifts this past weekend!  Outstanding results!
Coin Sales Update 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
LBR Fools Gather at Javelina Cantina for April 1 Meeting 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Report of Recent Coin Sales 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
If you are scheduled to sell and have a scheduling conflict, it is your responsibility to arrange for another Rotarian to sell in your place.  
Coin Sales Schedule Through May 3 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
5th Wednesday Mixer - Montana Steak House 2015-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
The 37th Annual Rotary Invitational Track Meet was supported by London Bridge Rotarians, family of Rotary as well as former members and friends of the club.  
 
Participants and volunteers alike were treated to a beautiful day enjoying the view from the athletic field and stands while seeing outstanding young athletes put forth their best effort as they competed in the meet.
 
Hosting this annual meet is one of the London Bridge Rotary Club's favorite traditions.
37th Annual Track Meet Highlights 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Cindy Dione is shown with Joey Meyers selling coins under the Bridge Saturday, March 28, during the art show in the English Village/Fountain Area near the London Bridge.
 
Cindy volunteered to sell during this unique opportunity even though she also had worked at the invitational track meet at Thunderbolt Middle School along with her fellow-Rotarians.   Gary Meyers had made the club aware of the opportunity at the Brown Bag lunch on March 25, and Cindy, with her typical enthusiasm, readily volunteered.  
 
Gary, Joey & Cindy - Thanks for going  above and beyond!
Above and Beyond - and Still Smiling 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Four Weeks of Coin Sales Scheduling Assignments 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Members enjoyed socializing at the Brown Bag Meeting in Rotary Park.  Tom Kirchner provided information on a club project to upgrade the signage located next to each of the exercise stations featuring equipment installed a few years ago with a joint project of local Rotary Clubs utilizing a District Simplified Grant.
March 25, 2015 Brown Bag Meeting at Rotary Park 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Sgt at Arms program - Mitch and Brian seem happy to take our money!  
 
Fire Chief, Dennis Mueller's program highlighted a innovative, collaborative partnership of Havasu Regional Medical Center and our local fire department. 
March 18 Meeting Highlights 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Schedule for Next Four Weeks 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Weekend Coin Sales Results 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
April 1, 2015 Meeting at Javelina Cantina - REALLY! 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Flags were exchanged following a rough beginning where Cindy, who had arrived late, tried to read Don's handwriting while attempting to introduce the guests. 
 
A proud papa is shown taking a photo of another outstanding student of the month.
 
Rotarians enjoyed an update on the Micro Credit project, which our club has participated in funding in recent years, and which President, Lisa has been involved as a committee volunteer.
March 11, 2015 Meeting Highlights 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
The mission of Open World is to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of  leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America’s democratic, accountable government and its free market system. 
 
 
Open World Delegation Visits Lake Havasu 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Results Weekend of March 14-15 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
You will note some changes over what has been published previously.  The on-line schedule has also been updated.  PLEASE check it out!
If you are unable to sell when you are scheduled, it is your responsibility to find a Rotarian to sell in your place.  The $75.00 "no-show" fee is charged to the Rotarian scheduled to sell.
Coin Sales Schedule March 21 through April 12 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Harley Night Photo Highlights 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Some club members took advantage of the March 5 Member Mixer at Jersey Grill.  Looks like they were all having a great time!
Member Mixer 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
It is each Rotarian's responsibility to find their own Rotarian replacement to cover a coin sales shift where they have a conflict.  A "no-show" will result in a $75.00 fine for the assigned Rotarian.  Jeanie will be working on the coin schedule to fill vacancies created by members on leave of absence, resignations, etc.  Please review the entire schedule posted on the club website and notify her by Sunday, March 15, if you note that you have a scheduling conflict on the currently posted schedule, and she will try to resolve your problem in the revised schedule.  Her e-mail address is DGJeanie1@gmail.com.  
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Gordon Bartlett provides Rotary education during Rotary Moment.  Do you know the five avenues of service?  Tania Sobchuk gave her craft talk.  Carlos Ruiz introduced a new club tradition relating to the coin.  Sgt at Arms flying trivia challenged the pilots in the club, and Jeanie paid happy bucks for line dancing under the bridge on March 1.
March 4 2015 Meeting Highlights 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Weekend Coin Sales Report 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club's Longest and Envied Fundraising Tradition 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Bob Crawford presents club flag - Marr and Parrott talk about Harley night. - Former member and guest Dr. Carlos Ruiz attends... maybe coming back??? - Phil Hatch talks track.
February 25 Club Meeting Highlights 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Assignments Through March 29 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
If you've not already done so, purchase your ticket(s).  If the tickets are gone, ask John, Anthony, or Doug if you can help in any way.  This annual event is a significant source of revenue enabling our club to make a positive difference in our community!
 
 
 
Harley Night Fundraiser - Saturday, March 7 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Enjoy a mini-vacation in the middle of the week!  
 
The March 25 club meeting will be held at Rotary Park.  Gary Gray will arrive early to secure a Ramada so we will have seating and shade.
 
 
Brown Bag at Rotary Park March 25 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
 Always smiling Cindy gives the guest report.
 
Gail does her Vocational talk.

Blondie tells us how to stay healthy and avoid the flu.
 
Scott presents Heather a Thank You set of 2015 coins.
 
Gordon Bjorg, looking healthy, buys a DOZEN Harley tickets... AGAIN!
 
Shane announces upcoming coin sales schedule.
 
Two Hams run the Sergeant program.
 
Tom Kirchner runs the raffle.
 
February 19 Meeting Highlights 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
The Monday club (LHC Rotary) is having its annual golf tourney on March 14th at the Refuge.
 
The course looks great and is playing well.   9:30 am check in, Shotgun start 11 am.  $135 each, includes plenty of food, drink and prize money.
 
 
 
LBR Rotary Foursome at Monday Club's Golf Tournament? 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Saturday, June 20, 2015 will be the "Changing of the Guard" London Bridge Rotary Club Installation Banquet at Shugrue's Bridgeview Room
Save the Date! 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
It is each listed Rotarian's responsibility to find a Rotarian substitute to cover any assigned coin sales shift they are unable to cover.  Go to the club website to find you assignments through June of this year
Upcoming Coin Sales Through March 22 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0

In 1970, when the London Bridge was dedicated in Lake Havasu City, the London Bridge Rotary Club sold a commemorative coin to memorialize the event.  Each year since then, they have introduced a new coin design.  It has become a tradition to introduce each new coin at the annual London Bridge Days Parade held each October.  The 2018-2019 Coin is dedicated to the Liberty Bell celebrating "Liberty, Justice and Freedom".

CLICK HERE to go to the site where you can order the current coin or available previous coins from our series.

 

London Bridge Rotary Commemorative Coins Helen (Jeanie) Morgan 2015-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
Kinderswim - Our fundraising dollars at work Helen Morgan 2015-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
President-Elect, Gary Gray is London Bridge Rotary Club's first Rotary Leadership Institute graduate, congratulated by Assistant Governor, Doug Browning.  
 
Hannah and Chuck were honored as February Seniors of the Month.  
 
A great promotional opportunity was shared with the club.  Brian and Lisa F. were glad to pay Happy Bucks to share some good news.  Lois Heath gave a vocational presentation.  
 
February 11 Meeting Highlights 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Copy of Weekly Coin Sales Update 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Update 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
It is each listed member's responsibility to find a Rotarian to cover their shift if they are unable to do so themselves.
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
March 7th 2015.  6pm.  Shugrue’s.  Get your tickets NOW!!!  ($300 per couple, includes dinner and door prizes.)
 
Reverse drawing, plenty of suspense.   TOO MUCH FUN!   Be there!!!
 
To get your tickets or to help sell tickets, contact John Parrott (928)486-1193 or  Anthony Marr at (928)486-6277.
Harley Night is Almost Here!!! 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
The annual Harley Raffle is a fun, fund-raising event for our club.  We typically have a sell-out of the limited number of tickets available.  To get yours or to help sell tickets, contact John Parrott or Anthony Marr.  John's contact information is available by clicking on a link to the event in our club's website calendar.
Full Throttle Harley Raffle Set for Saturday, March 7 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Shown in the photo is Tom Kirchner selling Rotary Coins at Winterfest this past weekend.  The total sales have not yet reached the Gab Editor, but Nick Wolfe and Don Klostermeier sold $870.00 during their shift Saturday morning.  
 
There was only one envelope left from coin sales at the bridge when Nick went to pick up and process the coin sales proceeds.  Jerry Ernst and Lois Heath sold $172.00.  It seems doubtful that there were six "no-shows," but it is possible Rotarians showed up to sell, but were locked out of the coin shack.  If this should happen to you, the Visitor Center has a key which can be used to enter the shack, but the key MUST BE RETURNED immediately to the visitor center so it will be available the next time it is needed.
 
 
 
 
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Ken Kelley, from the Estrella Rotary Club, provided information on this problem that is present in our state as well as the rest of the world at the London Bridge Rotary Club meeting on February 4.
 
He provided handouts showing action that has been taken and is on-going taken by Arizona Rotarians to combat the problem.  The photo shows contact information for those who missed the meeting.
The Problem of Human Trafficking Addressed by Rotarians in AZ 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Video Highlights of Bob Moreno/Interact Trip to Mexico 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Next Four Weeks of Coin Sales Assignments 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Update 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Coin Sales Report 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
London Bridge Rotarians and many of their family members and friends will be on-hand working as volunteers hosting this annual invitational qualifying meet on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Thunderbolt Middle School in Lake Havasu.
 
Working at the meet is one of the duties of membership club members agree to when they are inducted as members into the club.
36th Annual London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Highlights of January 21, 2015 Meeting 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
The Lord Mayor of London's balloon visited the London Bridge during the Havasu Island Balloon Festival.
 
Local and visiting members of 2 great international service organizations plus hundreds of community volunteers plus perfect weather equals our best festival, yet!  Thanks to the planning committee of local Lion and Rotarian leaders and all who worked at the festival!
Havasu Island Balloon Fest 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Betsy Parker provided an update on the Joint Technical Education District (JTED) during her January 14 program.
JTED Update 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
December and January students of the month were recognized at the January 14 London Bridge Rotary Club meeting.
Students of the Month 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
It's time for us all to put our Rotary shirts on and put forth our best effort to make this year's Balloonfest memorable for all who visit the event and enable local Rotary and Lions Clubs give back to our community.  
Coming Up - A Weekend of Rotary Service 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Aphreikah Duhaney and Brigid Stevens are shown with President Lisa following their January 7, 2014 presentation describing Havasu Regional Medical Center's Patient-Family Advisory Board.  
HRMC's Patient Family Advisory Board 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self - A lifetime of giving 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales for Past Week 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mel Deluca was an icon in the London Bridge Rotary Club.  He faithfully managed the club's weekly raffle for more years than most members can remember, with over 30 years of perfect attendance.  His memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM Thursday, January 8 at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu.
 
To view a photo tribute to Mel, visit http://youtu.be/4xgypxdM29U
Tribute to one of The Greatest Generation 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
The Coin Committee is seeking input for a theme for the 2015-16 commemorative coin.  Members are encouraged to think about historic events that would have emotional and visual appeal not only to us, but to the many visitors to Lake Havasu. 
Coin Committee Needs Input 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
On December 17, a new tradition was started with the club's first Christmas Auction.  Tania Sobchuk and Brian Castle did an outstanding job motivating the gathering of items to be auctioned and came to the meeting ready to have fun!  Auctioneer, Gary Kellogg did a great job of boosting the size of the winning bids as he encouraged competition between members and guests as they bid on the gifts.
December 17 Christmas Auction 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Memories of
Mel's Christmas Raffles
past will be on all our minds
as we enjoy our first
Christmas Auction.
 
Fill your wallet and bring
guests with you today
and be prepared to 
spend some $$$$
Ghosts of Christmas Raffles Past 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Don't forget, before year end, to direct some of your Arizona State Tax obligation by making allowable tax credit donations to our local schools, The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, River Cities United Way, etc.
Tax Credit Donations 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Dan Mathews has requested help from local Rotarians.  23 Interact students are going to Mexico this weekend and they only have one passenger van with 14 seats.  Anyone with resources for a van should contact Dan at Mohave State Bank.  He is also collecting blankets to deliver to the needy in the community they will be visiting in Mexico.  Old suitcases to carry the blankets in would also be helpful.  Those items can be dropped at Mohave State bank.  Theresa Crowell, has let us know KMart has blankets on sale for $2.99.
Help Needed for Interact Trip to Mexico 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Coin Sales Assignments 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
December 10 Meeting
 
Fellowship
and
Sharing
 
Thoughts from
the heart
December 10 Meeting 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Coin Sales Weekend of December 13-14 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shane shared a story about how proud he was to work through a situation where an insurance company paid a death claim following a tragic car accident.  The company legally could have avoided paying the claim since the policy on the life of the accident victim, a young mother, had lapsed.  
 
All London Bridge Rotarians are asked to be preapred to tell their own "ethics" story.
Shane Delaney Shared His Ethics Story 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The club is missing their raffle chair.  Mel Deluca is not feeling well, and was back in the emergency room since our last meeting.  Tom Kirchner reluctantly filled in for Mel to sell raffle tickets and manage the drawing, but we all know no one can do it like our permanent Raffle Chair.  Members are asked to keep Mel in their thoughts and prayers and to take time to let him know we are thinking of him.  
 
 
Tom Kirchner - Temporary Raffle Duty 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Bridge Rotarians and their enlisted family members shopped for their assigned families at WalMart and JCPenney Monday evening, December 8.  Thank you, Lisa Fuhrman, for coordinating the shopping spree and Salvation Army for screening the families.  
 
 
Adopt-A-Family 2014 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
 
Members of the London Bridge and Lake Havasu Sunrise Rotary Clubs and their guests who attended the joint Christmas Party Saturday, December 6, at the home of Rotarian, Dean Barlow, were treated to a very enjoyable evening.  The food, catered by Barley Brothers was outstanding.  The atmosphere, in a home designed for entertaining, was most enjoyable.   Everyone seemed to enjoy the opportunity to have time to relax and enjoy being together.  The white elephant gift raffle created an entertaining activity that involved everyone.  Thank you, LBR Social Chairperson and Greeter Extraordinaire, Cindy Dione! 
December 6 Rotary Christmas Party 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Lois Heath was recognized at the November 19 club meeting for sales totaling $805.00 during her November 1 coin sales shift.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Weekend Coin Sales Honored 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Coming soon!! - A Christmas auction with Mel (hopefully) serving as one of Santa's elves.  Mel's not feeling so well these days.  Please send him your well wishes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Auction Coming 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Gary Meyers was the first to lead by example of sharing a story about applying Rotary ethics in his business.  Each London Bridge Rotarian should be prepared to tell an ethics story of their own.  Shane Delaney is up next.
Ethics Initiative - Personal Story Related 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Santa's helpers, Cindy Dione and Don Klostermeier announce the upcoming Christmas party to be held jointly with the Lake Havasu Sunrise Rotary Club at the home of Dean Barlow on Saturday, December 6. 
Holiday Party Plans Announced 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Services for Gerilyn Hardy will be this Saturday December 6th at 10:00 AM @ Leitz Fraze Mortuary, with a reception to follow in Shurgue's Bridgeview Room.
Please try and attend the services to support fellow Rotarian Doug Hardy.
 
Family of Rotary - Memorial Service Announced 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Dear Fellow Rotarians! 
 
The CHILDREN need your help, we need shoppers for our Adopt A Family Program! 
Please consider helping this year we have enough funds to shop for 50 children, wow that's a lot of shopping that's why we need many many hands to help! 
 
The dates we are looking at are either Monday the 8th of December at 5PM or Wednesday the 10th of December at 5:00 PM. 
Please respond via email by this Wednesday the 3rd of December and your choice of date a majority wins the date! 
Thank you for helping us.  The CHILDREN will be very grateful as will I! 
 
Best Regards, 
Lisa Fuhrman  AAF Chair
 
Adopt-A-Family - Your help needed! 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
Cardiologist, Dr. Atassi speaks about heart health. Best way to stay healthy? - "Diet and exercise."  Worst part of his job? - "Government guidelines are annoying and make you do a procedure you don't want to do."
November 12 Speaker - Dr. Fadi Atassi Jeanie Morgan 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Integrity:  "To do the same alone, as when deeds are known."
 
Be prepared! You may be asked to share a personal story about integrity.
Rotary Ethics Initiative 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mike is the CEO at Havasu Regional Medical Center, and his membership in our club was co-sponsored by Gary Kellogg and Jeanie Morgan.  Mike first joined Rotary about nine years ago in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Mike Patterson Transfers to London Bridge Rotary Jeanie Morgan 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
 
Super Students, Alexis Cook and Austin Troyer, brought smiles to their mother's faces while being honored by the London Bridge Rotary Club. Both students awed members with their accomplishments to date and their plans for the future.
Students of the Month 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Lueras was celebrating his birthday at our November 12 meeting, but the announcement of his birthday was not in the Granite Gab.  
THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!  Have you signed into the Club Website and edited your personal information?  The information there is what your Gab editor relies on.
What About Bob? 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2014
 
Lake Havasu City Police Chief, Dan Doyle, Fire Chief, Dennis Mueller and Tim Maple, who works emergency medical response and serves as President of the Firefighters Charities were honored for their service with colorized coins, and were each given coins to be given as "challenge" coins to those who have gone above and beyond in carrying out their duties to serve our community.  Click on this link to see a short video of the presentation:  http://youtu.be/G8C2vxfOWNA.
 
First Responders Honored at November 5 Club Meeting Jeanie Morgan 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Nov 05, 2014
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London Bridge Rotary will seek a Special “Light Up Rotary” Club Recognition at the 2015 District Conference.

All members are being asked to compile a specific story on themselves, or a person they know who exemplifies the highest ethical standards in our community, and be ready to present their story to

 the club.  Once each month, the club meeting will include these stories as part of the "Rotary Moment" at club meetings.

The club will recognize an Ethical Community Member of the Year.

 

 

London Bridge Rotary to Support Ethics Initiative Helen Morgan 2014-11-05 09:36:39Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Nov 05, 2014
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London Bridge Rotarians enjoyed a visit from PDG Gordon and Carol from Madera, California.  
Visiting Rotarians Helen Morgan 2014-11-05 09:20:21Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Nov 04, 2014

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Rotarian, Cindy Dione enthusiastically announced the presence of the trophy awarded to the Interactors for their second place float entry in the London Bridge Days Parade Saturday, October 25.  Cindy was proud of the enthusiastic support shown by all the Interact members as well as members of all three local Rotary Clubs in the project.

Winning Parade Entry Announced Jeanie Morgan 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

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Rotarians, Mel DeLuca and Gary Gray are shown ready to sell coins to the public and deliver coin inventory to their fellow-Rotarians working the crowd attending the London Bridge Days Parade October 25, 2014 in Lake Havasu.  

London Bridge Days Parade 2014 Helen Morgan 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Oct 28, 2014

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Past President, Gary Hettick, who has historically been the club's top coin sales person provided members with tips on how to sell the 44th coin in the London Bridge Rotary Club's commemorative coin series when it is introduced to the public at the London Bridge Days Parade Saturday, October 25, 2014 

Coin Sales Training Jeanie Morgan 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Honoring Educators Rhonda Merrill 2014-08-13 14:03:34Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Apr 15, 2014

Tami Roth and Mike Murray, principals of Nautilus Elementary and Starline Elementary Schools in Lake Havasu with the help of students, Galen and Cole, students at Starline, shared highlights of the benefits of the Capturing Kids Hearts program.  London Bridge Rotary Club has supported this program since it was introduced at Thunderbolt Middle School a few years ago. 

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Capturing Kids Hearts highlighted at April 9 meeting Helen Morgan 2014-04-15 23:45:30Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Apr 08, 2014
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London Bridge Rotary Club members had a "brown bag" lunch at the Romer Beverage Distribution Facility near the airport.

Our club has a brown bag lunch to tour local business facilities occasionally.  The tradition serves two purposes:

  1. The funds saved from having lunch at our regular meeting place are used to fund designated programs, such as Gift of Life, Arizona.
  2. Rotarians have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a business in our area that is a strong contributor to our economy

The third purpose is to make sure we are serious about having fun as Rotarians!

Club Tours Romer Beverage for April 2 Meeting Helen Morgan 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Apr 08, 2014
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Visitors to Lake Havasu were treated to a perfect spring day on Arizona's West Coast as they watched high school athletes compete in this annual event.

London Bridge Rotarians, family members, former members, and friends of Rotary turn out to fill the numerous volunteer positions making the event possible.

Rotarians Phil Hatch and Tom Kirchner served as co-chairs.  Kevin Shepardson of Lake Havasu Sunrise Rotary Club served as the event announcer.  Lakeside Physical Therapy provided services to support the athletes, and Assistant Governor, Doug Browning, a member of Lake Havasu City Rotary helped out.

 

36th Annual London Bridge Rotary Invitational Track Meet Helen Morgan 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Mar 25, 2014

Significant life events touch all of us, and I want to thank Lisa Fuhrman for doing a great job of keeping us abreast of things that are happening in the lives of our fellow Rotarians this year. 

Our club recently lost a fellow-Rotarian, Dave Vedder.  Dave joined our club in 1991.  He quietly served our club. He and his family have generously allowed our club to warehouse our coin inventory in their business location. 

The saddest thing to me as I listened to his friends and family talk about their special memories at his memorial service was that I had not taken the time to get to really get to know Dave on a personal level during this lifetime.  I missed the opportunity to know about the things that gave him joy, caused some laughable frustration, and see what an inspiration he was to those closest to him.

Lisa can keep us informed, but the lesson I have learned is that if I am to be the kind of Rotary friend I want to be, it is up to me to reach out and really get to know my fellow-Rotarians and truly show I care while I still have the opportunity.         

Jeanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family of Rotary Helen Morgan 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Mar 17, 2014
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Rhonda Merrill filled in for Liney Chako, presenting highlights of the Child Rescue Program the Chakos are involved with in Cambodia.

Information about David and Liney Chako, founders of the program can be found on their website:  http://globalrenewal.org/AboutUs/Founders.aspx

More March 12 Meeting Highlights Helen Morgan 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Mar 17, 2014
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Dustin Steele tells of new Interact Club being formed at Havasu Preparatory Academy.  Organizational Meeting for parents to be held at 3:00 Thursday, March 13 at 3:00 PM.  Dustin invited interested club members to attend the meeting to show their support.

March 12 Meeting Highlights Helen Morgan 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Proud School Superintendent Presents Students of the Month Helen Morgan 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Balloon Festival Proceeds Distributed - LBR Receives $30,000 Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Mar 11, 2014
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Mitch Emerson purchased the winning ticket for this year’s Harley Raffle.  Through some finalist bartering, he actually shared the winning ticket with another attendee, and that individual was the big winner—she also won the 50/50 drawing.

 


Annual Harley Raffle Winner Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Mar 11, 2014
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Private Mel Deluca received a kiss and a coin from Major General Cindy Kirkland, Ret., as the club helped him celebrate his 90th birthday!

He reminded the club of his desire to have one of our commemorative coins dedicated to The Greatest Generation.  

 


Mel Deluca Celebrated his 90th Birthday at March 5 Club Meeting Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Mar 11, 2014

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Gary and Dr. Pam Meyers and Jeanie Morgan, met with the Open World delegation from Russia  at The Refuge Monday afternoon.  The delegation is being hosted by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club.  Gary’s impression:

First, it was refreshing to hear that some of the personal economic and social challenges that the Russians experience are so very similar to our own.

Second, it appears that they share the same concerns and difficulties of young people in the work force.  Rapidly changing economic times makes it difficult finding long term gainful employment in each of our nations.  Questions of how to efficiently match up career education with potential employers is a perennial problem.

Third, it was interesting to hear that they have few, if any, qualms about trying to be “politically correct” in the equal treatment of the sexes.  Boys are encouraged to do “manly things” such as learning the military ways of the traditional “Cossacks”, and the young women are happy to be excluded from these youth training camps!

Fourth, the journalist seemed quite adamant about explaining Russia’s new efforts to allow all journalists and reporters far more freedom to report whatever they believe is worth reporting.  The “old days” of state controlled media are fading fast… at least that was her opinion. 

Finally, if Russia wanted to impress Americans with a very professional and attractive group of female representatives, they were successful.

 

 

Open World Delegation from Russia visits Lake Havasu Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Mar 03, 2014
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At the February 26 club meeting, Adopt-A-Family Chairperson, Lisa Fuhrman, showcased the club's adopt-a-family program.

She described the screening process, which has been coordinated by Julie Feist of the Salvation Army for the past few years.  The process allows our shoppers to get to know the families they will be shopping for, which allows a much greater and more sensitive approach to filling the needs of each individual in each family.

Managers of JCPenney and WalMart were recognized for making the shopping process as efficient as possible, and for discounting the merchandise purchased maximizing the help each family was provided.  Lisa also explained that each family is given gift cards for grocery shores and KMart or WalMart so the family can purchase necessities that may not be in their budget.

President, Jerry Ernst, Doreen Bloomer, and Thom Felke each shared their memories of their experiences.  A common theme was the heartfelt appreciation shown.

Larry Feist presented a plaque from Salvation Army to celebrate the success of the program.

Adopt-A-Family Program is Celebrated at February 26 Meeting Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Mar 03, 2014

On March 1, 2014, Arizona’s oldest clubs and all three Arizona districts celebrated 100 years of Rotary in our state.

The history of Phoenix Rotary 100 is, in many ways, the history of Phoenix. Members have included mayors and governors, senators and members of Congress, state legislators, judges and community leaders of all types, a veritable Who's Who for Arizona and Phoenix. Phoenix Rotary 100 has been an instrumental leader and partner in dozens of major community projects over its first 100 years. As Phoenix and Arizona have grown, so has Rotary in Arizona. From that initial Club 100 and its 32 members, today, Rotary in the Grand Canyon State boasts over 120 clubs and more than 3,000 members.

There is much to be proud of as Phoenix Rotary 100 celebrates its 100th year, starting a long commitment to Service Above Self.

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London Bridge Rotary Poster Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in Arizona Jeanie Morgan 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 22, 2014

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We are posting a preview of the biographical information about our March 5 guest speaker.  By having this information as a preview of what is in store for us that day, we thought some of our London Bridge Rotarians might plan to invite their spouse or other guest to the meeting

Major General Cynthia N. Kirkland retired as the Adjutant General (TAG) for the State of Nevada in June 2009. As Adjutant General, she was the military Chief of Staff to the Governor and was responsible for both the federal and state missions of the Nevada National Guard. General Kirkland commanded more than 4,000 members of the Nevada Air and Army National Guard, including the Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing, 152 Operational Support Flight and 152nd Intelligence Squadron and the Nevada Army Guard's armor, aviation and signal battalions, a medical detachment, a medium truck company, a heavy equipment maintenance company and the 72nd Military Police Company.  (click on the headline of this article to get the balance of her resume)

 

Major General Cynthia Kirkland (Ret) to Speak at March 5 Meeting Helen Morgan 2014-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 18, 2014
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County Supervisor, Steven Moss, of Bullhead City receives donation to soccer league in his community as thanks for the league's coin purchase program and his help with LBR Parade Day sales last October

 

Bullhead City Soccer League Donation Helen Morgan 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 18, 2014

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PDG Gary Whiting of Rotary District 5510 was the guest speaker.  He updated the club on current costs to save a child’s life through the Gift of Life-AZ program.  The program met a milestone in 2013, saving their 300th child.

 

 

Gift of Life-AZ Update Helen Morgan 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 11, 2014

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Mayor Nexsen shared some good economic news.  Year-over-year permits for single-family home new construction was up, as were permits for renovations of single-family homes.  It is good to see people willing to reinvest in existing properties again.  He also told members that sales tax revenue is also increasing, which is an indication that local businesses are benefitting from an improved economy. 

He reported that the sewer project was finished early and significantly under budget.  He also stated they are working on a potential refinance of the outstanding debt, which could have the impact of lowering consumer bills.

 

 

 

Mayor Mark Nexsen Delivered State of the City Message Helen Morgan 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 11, 2014

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Rotarian Bob Moreno chose to distribute proceeds of his annual fish dinner at our club meeting.  He and his wife, Betty, spend the summer months catching and freezing fish for this event which has a long history of beneficiaries

The checks he delivered at our meeting will help two local organizations.  He chose to honor the work that the local police department does with our school children in the NOVA program to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.  He also selected the Havasu Community Health Foundation as a benefitting organization.

 


 

Rotarian Bob Moreno Distributes Proceeds of Fish Dinner Helen Morgan 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Feb 04, 2014

On December 10, 1969, the Parker Rotary Club sponsored our London Bridge Club.  Members of the Parker Club met with 3 Rotary District Officers, and all new prospective members at the Valley National Bank to finalize arrangements for the charter.

February 7, 1970 was the charter night.  Douglas H Driggs, District Governor of District 549 presented the charter.  Duke Doering was the charter President, and continued through the 1970-71 Rotary Year.  The club meetings were held in the Flying Carpet Banquet room located on the second floor of the Best Western's Lake Place Inn (formerly Wonella's Restaurant). 

CHARTER OFFICERS
Elmo L. Doering - President
James Sterling - Vice President
Phil G. Gearing - Secretary-Treasurer

DIRECTORS
George A. Goldey, Robert M. Lightfoot, Gerald C. Robachaud

CHARTER MEMBERS
Allan Barker, Lloyd E. Beach, Douglas E. Bourne, E. A. Callison, Charles M. Craig, and Herb L. Eads

 

February 7 Marked 44th Anniversary of London Bridge Rotary Club Helen Morgan 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Jan 28, 2014

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Sponsored by Lisa Turner, London Bridge Rotary Club's Newest Member, Kim Anderson was inducted by Membership Chair, Don Klostermeier, at  the January 22, 2014 meeting.

 

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Posted by Helen Morgan on Jan 18, 2014
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It is always a treat to hear from the students of the month.  They prove again and again that we have every reason to have a great deal of hope for the future. 

They typically are committed to excellence not only in their studies, but are also strong competitive athletes.  Most understand the concept of "giving back" and have ambitious goals for the future.  Their enthusiasm for life is contagious!  The young lady shown is headed for Grand Junction, Colorado next year on a softball scholarship.  

January Students of the Month Helen Morgan 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanie Morgan on Jan 18, 2014
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A significant change to our Adopt-A-Family program this year was the commitment to adopt one family for the entire year to enable them to reach a point where they could sustain themselves independently.  Lisa Fuhrman updated the club on actions taken to date to help our family - a single mother of three children.  She has one teenager and two small children. 

Adopt-A-Family Updates from Lisa Fuhrman Jeanie Morgan 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Morgan on Oct 22, 2013

District Governor, Duce Minor; President, Jerry Ernst, and AG Doug Browning look on as Membership Chair, Don Klostermeier inducts London Bridge Rotary Club's two newest members:  Steve Eckhardt, sponsored by Gail Malay and Randy Perry, sponsored by Doug Hardy.  

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Two New Members Inducted at October 16 Meeting Helen Morgan 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Oct 18, 2013
  District Governor,  Duce Minor

It was a privilege and a pleasure to have our district governor with us on Wednesday. 

The resounding theme of his presentation, was to encourage all Rotarians to “go out on a limb, that is where we will find good fruit.” 

As Rotarians our world is only as small as we make it.  We have opportunities every day to engage and change lives.  From hosting exchange students, digging wells in other parts of the world, wheelchair trips to Mexico, building schools in Africa or giving children in our own backyard a hand up.

Every weekend we have an opportunity to sell coins in support of the children in our community.  With the London Bridge Festivities and the Balloon Festival coming we will raise money for different charities and organizations that are changing lives and making a difference. In March we will be given an opportunity to rescue children from human trafficking.  Alone we can only do a little but together we can change the world one life at a time.

 

October 16, Highlights Rhonda Merrill 2013-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Sep 30, 2013

EVENTS & THINGS TO REMEMBER!

1. SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE BALLOON FESTIVAL. The join Code is: Wedr

2. RUN TO THE SUN—OCT 18-19

3. Puttin’ on the Ritz—MakeAWay Charities Benefit Fashion Show and Shopping Spree, Oct 12th at 2100 College Dr., Ste 120 from 12-4pm.

4. Havasu Community Health Foundation Health Seminar October 24th, 6pm at 2100 College Dr. Ste. 120

5. Adopt—A—Family is coming up very quickly, our favorite time of year, “Christmas”

6.  Costume Party  at Phil Hatch’s home, October 30th—6pm

 Oct Membership Anniversaries

Doug Hardy-10, 1990

Roger Johnson-10, 1991

Dave Chambers-24,2012

 

Celebrating Oct Birthdays

 Joseph Hazelett-14th

 

Events & Things to Remember Rhonda Merrill 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Sep 30, 2013

Betsy Parker,  Superintendent

$50,000 Growth and Sustainability Grant Awarded June 5, 2013
$50,000 was awarded to Lake Havasu High School to purchase technology for the existing expansion and growth project of the Film/Audio program.  The award will be used to purchase 30 custom-built Intel 17 Ivy Bridge Quad Core Computer Systems and a SmartBoard.

Lake Havasu was the recipient of over $650,000 last year for building improvements.  Our Students are better prepared for the real world due to the partnership between the local highschools and WAVE

September 25th Highlights Rhonda Merrill 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Sep 29, 2013
Theresa, was Born in Elmira, NY, and lived in Corning until the age of 12.  She graduated in 1984 in Lake Worth, FL. She became a rotarian after moving to Lake Havasu. Doug Hardy was her sponsor

Fan of:  Denver Broncos

Enjoys: Bowling, Fishing, Cooking, home renovation, Hiking, traveling, Talk Radio & Pilates

Pets: Tarantula named Fuzzy and a Maltese Kherington they call Brat

Loves: Husband, Dan and Children & of course London Bridge Rotary

Hates: public speaking

Occupation: Mortgage Loan Originator, HCB

Sponsor: Doug Hardy

 

Know Your Rotarian, Theresa Crowell Rhonda Merrill 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Aug 14 Highlights Rhonda Merrill 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Aug 18, 2013
Image“Big Brothers, Big Sisters” Alana Schmelling

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is ranked in the top 1% of all charities in America in terms of fiscal responsibility and effective use of donations.

FACT: Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring reduces a child’s risk of dropping out of school. We have the numbers to prove it. Our Littles are:

· 35% less likely to skip school

· 33% less likely to be involved in school misconduct

However, the biggest change can’t be put into numbers-we help change the way a child sees the world and interacts with it. Through one-on-one mentoring, children learn to make better choices. When a girl discovers that she can change her own life…when a boy can envision a bright future for himself…these kid’s lives are changed forever.

If you would like to mentor a student please contact Alana.  At this time there are 10 children waiting in Lake Havasu City for someone to be there “hero”.   It is a one year commitment at only one hour per week with a few social events.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lake Havasu City Rhonda Merrill 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Aug 09, 2013

Congratulations Lisa Fuhrman and fellow Rotarians for the vision and fortitude in raising the necessary funds for Havasu’s homeless children.  This is the life and blood of who we are as Rotarians.

 

 

Lake Havasu City Homeless Rhonda Merrill 2013-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Know Your Rotarian Rhonda Merrill 2013-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Merrill on Aug 09, 2013

Set Fire...Heat Up...To Set in Motion

The Essence of Rotary is to “Change lives”. Don Klostermeier greeted the club with great enthusiasm to introduce our new recruiting program entitled “Ignite”.

“I am a Rotarian”

The die has been cast, I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made, I have put “Service above Self”.

I am a Rotarian, I will not look back, letup, slow down, back a way, or be still.

I am a Rotarian my presence makes sense and my future is secure, I will touch far and near.

I am a Rotarian, I am finished with sight walking, small planning, colorless dreams, pained vision, cheap talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I am a Rotarian, I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotion, plaudits or popularity.

I am a Rotarian, and do not have to be first, top, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.  I now live by the Truth, I will make all things fair.  I will benefit others