2023 Club Speakers Series, Bill Irman Wickenberg Rotary Club Cherry Baumbusch 2023-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Kevin Edwards’ presentation on his adventures in the Transpacific Yacht Race 2023-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Donation Checks delivered

Posted on Jun 16, 2023
Tom Lewellen delivered two $8,000 checks to the Foothills Food Bank and the Foothills Caring Corps from our Club’s Foundation, and both recipients were very thankful.  This is another example of how our Rotary Club is helping the community.  
Donation Checks delivered Cherry Baumbusch 2023-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Linda and Stacy attended the Ri convention in Melbourne Cherry Baumbusch 2023-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

Our Rotarians liven up District Conference

Scottsdale North Rotarians livened up this year’s Rotary District 5495 District Conference last weekend dressing up as the family of the Beverly Hillbillies.

Our Rotarians liven up District Conference Cherry Baumbusch 2023-05-11 07:00:00Z 0

Our Club participated in Earth Day 2023

Members of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale North participated in the Club’s semi-annual road clean up as part of the city of Scottsdale’s Adopt-A-Road program last week. Seventeen members worked together as part of Earth Day April 22, 2023. Suporting the environmental is an important focus area of Rotary International. 
For information on the City’s Adopt-A-Road program, contact Bruce Wall at bwall@scottsdaleaz.gov
Our Club participated in Earth Day 2023 Cherry Baumbusch 2023-04-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Governor ‘s visit

Rotary District 5495 Governor Larry Horton visited our club meeting this week, shown here with our club president Daniel Eastburn. It was a very spirited, informative and entertaining presentation. He encouraged us to expand our community service projects and in the process reach out to invite both young and old to be part of those as an introduction to what Rotary does. He is an inspiring Rotarian and we are lucky to have him as a district governor!

Rotary District Governor ‘s visit Cherry Baumbusch 2023-04-13 07:00:00Z 0

Our Club Sponsors YMCA Health Kids Day

This is the YMCA's promotional display for Healthy Kids Day, April 29, 9:00 - 12:00, will be held at the Y. This event yearly attracts over 1000 children and adults and is of one of the Y's national initiatives.
Our Rotary Club of Scottsdale North is a supporter of this event, another example of Rotarians helping their community!
“Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -- across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves."  Rotary Vision Statement
Our Club Sponsors YMCA Health Kids Day Cherry Baumbusch 2023-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
New Member Gerald Sharkey gets Paul Harris Recognition. Cherry Baumbusch 2023-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

Spring Fundraiser Success! 

Everyone had a wonderful time at our spring fundraiser yesterday, Spring Into Action For Rotary, at the Holland Community Center in Cave Creek. It was very well attended, and raised much needed funds for two of our local charities, The Foothills Food Bank and The Foothills Caring Corps as well as our Scottsdale North Rotary Foundation.  Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who helped make this a fun, successful evening. Terrific job Team!
Everyone had a wonderful time at our spring fundraiser yesterday, Spring Into Action For Rotary, at the Holland Community Center. It was very well attended, and raised much needed funds for two of our local charities, The Foothills Food Bank and The Foothills Caring Corps as well as our Scottsdale North Rotary Foundation.  Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who helped make this a fun, successful evening. Terrific job Team!
Spring Fundraiser Success! Cherry Baumbusch 2023-03-26 07:00:00Z 0

Scottsdale North Rotarian build Welcome Kits For OCJ Kids

Scottsdale North Rotarians helped build Welcome Kits for children at OCJ Kids who  are going to group homes and don’t have any items to bring with them. The kits included personal items such as shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Rotarians also helped pack duffel bags for the children to take with them to their new foster homes. The duffel bags contain towels, blow up beds, sheets, pillows, hampers, shower curtains, blankets, plates,  bowls, spoons and cups.  These children have nothing when they get to  group homes or  when  they age out of  foster care . This was a wonderful project for a great organization!

Scottsdale North Rotarian build Welcome Kits For OCJ Kids Cherry Baumbusch 2023-02-22 07:00:00Z 0

Our Club donated playground equipment to local School 

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North recently donated playground equipment to the Desert Willow Elementary School, K1-6, in Cave Creek. Shown in the photo with students are Rotarians Mike Jacoby and Linda Fulmore, the school Principal  Brandie Baca-Dunlap, the PE teacher, and the school Assistant Superintendent. This is another example of our Rotary Club at work doing good for their community!
Our Club donated playground equipment to local School Cherry Baumbusch 2023-01-18 07:00:00Z 0
President Daniel Eastburn presents check to Foot Hills FoodBanl Cherry Baumbusch 2023-01-05 07:00:00Z 0

Annual Fundraiser Date March 25, 2023

Our annual community fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B in Scottsdale. Titled "Spring into Action for Our Community", it will support the Foothills Food Bank, Foothills Caringcorps and the Scottsdale North Rotary Foundation. The evening will include live music, win and beer, delicious appetizers and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person. 
For more information please contact Ann Burke, AnnBurke1@cox.net or 602-769-2679.
Annual Fundraiser Date March 25, 2023 Cherry Baumbusch 2022-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

Project Amigo

Since 2016 our Rotary Club of Scottsdale North has been donating to PROJECT AMIGO www.projectamigo.org in the form of an annual $600 scholarship for a high school student. This enables students in west-central Mexico to continue their secondary education by paying for books, school supplies, uniforms, registration, lab fees, hot lunch, and bus money, which they would otherwise not be able to afford.
These students must maintain a GPA of 8.5, do a minimum of 10 hours of monthly community service, attend a weekly homework club, and write a monthly e-mail letter to us.
This past year our new student so impressed us with his first letter that we decided to donate $600 for another student. She has also written to us now. Both these young students are so appreciative and extremely conscientious!
We recently received this update in a letter to Donors from the Project Amigo staff. We sponsor two High School students in Colima, Mexico:

Queridos Amigos,
We are pleased to report that our University, High School and Junior High level Project Amigo scholars are all doing well!  Our total number of students is currently nearing 200, and we still need a few more sponsors.  The three hundred plus elementary school children who participate in our incentive programs are having fun and learning and growing in ways they would not have believed possible.
Project Amigo Cherry Baumbusch 2022-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Scottsdale North presents check to Amanda Hope 

Rotary Club of Scottsdale  North president Daniel Eastburn presented a check to Jessie Swygert,  Director of Operations of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Our grant of $2,000 sponsors 40 Comfortcozy Care Packs given to children in the oncology unit of our local children’s hospital. These bags include blankets and special shirts that have zippers and pockets in places that allow for tubes and ports used for feeding or administering medications to these very ill children.  They also include some other fun items for the children.  Amanda’s Hope Rainbows Angels in Phoenix serves newborns to young adults and helps 1,000-2,000 families each year. Their services include play therapy and counseling for families.
Rotary Club of Scottsdale North presents check to Amanda Hope Cherry Baumbusch 2022-11-15 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Work Day June 18

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North is doing a hands-on- project on June 18 2022 from 9 am to 1pm at the Sojourner Center.  The Center is comprised of two campuses, and the location we will be at for this project is  2333 E. Fillmore St. Phoenix, Az  85206  We will help with some organizing of the clothing that the clients come to pick out and some light cleaning. For more information, contact Stacy Edwards, Community Services Chair of Rotary Club of Scottsdale North, Stacy@edwardsdesigngroup.com.  

The Center has been open since 1977 and is a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. It  provides shelter and support services such as job readiness, education assistance, and life skills to more than 60,000 adults, children and their pets. 

In addition, Sojouner Center needs donations for its residents.  Please see their wish list below. This is just a list of some of the things that they need in their resource center, and anything donated would be greatly appreciated. The items that have stars by them are things that they are really in need of at this time as the weather is getting hotter and monsoon season is  approaching soon.

Lightly used clothing


*Hygiene products (men’s & women’s)


Twin Size sheets (they are only able to accept new bedding)

*Size 6 diapers

*Boys size 8-10 shorts & shirts

Women’s ankle socks

Women's boy shorts size small - large



Water bottles small & large

Men's shoe's size 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (tennis shoes)

Women's tennis shoes all sizes


Rotary Work Day June 18 Cherry Baumbusch 2022-06-06 07:00:00Z 0

Scottsdale North Rotarians attend District 5495 Conference

Rotarians from Scottsdale North Rotary Club had a great time at the District 5495 Conference last week, and they won the categories of best dress and decorations for their hospitality suite! Rotarians having fun together while helping their community.
Scottsdale North Rotarians attend District 5495 Conference Cherry Baumbusch 2022-05-19 07:00:00Z 0

Tree Planting at Cavecreek Regional Park April 22/23, 2022

Members of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale North planted 8 native trees at The Cavecreek Regional Park on April 23/22.  This is the 2nd year in a row that we have planted over there.  This is now a total of 22 trees and the Club will most likely continue its  work there.
Tree Planting at Cavecreek Regional Park April 22/23, 2022 2022-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

Scottsdale North  Rotarians fix up Cave Creek House

Our Club members recently completed a house fix-up for a local Cave Creek homeowner on Basin Road. A group of eight members from the Club painted the outside of the residence and performed some minor repairs. Supplies were purchased by the Club with help by a generous discount from the Home Depot on Carefree Highway. Foothills Food Bank helped the Club in selecting the homeowner.
Scottsdale North Rotarians fix up Cave Creek House 2022-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians clean for  Adopt-a-Road April 2

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North participates in  the Scottsdale Adopt-A-Road Program. Twice a year Rotarians clean up Pima Road near the intersection with Jomax Road. On April 2 Rotarians gathered together with the Pinnacle High School Interact Club youth cleaned up their adopted road. Rotarians at work having fun together!

Rotarians clean for Adopt-a-Road April 2 2022-04-08 07:00:00Z 0

Earth Day Tree Planting at Hunkapi

On Saturday, March 26th our club planted a few large ironwood trees at Hunkapi Programs in celebration of Earth Day. In the photo are Club members Stacy and Kevin Edwards, Michael Webb, and Randy Halverson with Terra Schaad, Founder & Executive Director of Hunkapi Programs.
For over two decades, Hunkapi Programs, Inc. has been an Arizona not-for-profit corporation offering therapeutic riding programs and services, on behalf of the many and varied populations within Maricopa County. Hunkapi Programs sits on a 10-acre farm that houses many different rescued and adopted animals that assist in our equine therapy programs. Today, the benefits of horseback riding and horse therapy at Hunkapi Programs are experienced by more than 300 individuals weekly, from young kids through adults with behavioral, emotional, and physical special needs.

Earth Day Tree Planting at Hunkapi Cherry Baumbusch 2022-03-31 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Scottsdale North supports RI's statement on the Ukraine Conflict


The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North supports Rotary International's statement on the Ukraine conflict #RotaryClubofScottsdaleNorth #RotaryInternational

"It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region."

Rotary International

Rotary Club of Scottsdale North supports RI's statement on the Ukraine Conflict Cherry Baumbusch 2022-03-04 07:00:00Z 0

Visiting Rotarian Alan Havir presents the "History of Rock and Roll Drumming".

Alan Havir, a Rotarian and lifelong musician and entertainer, shared his talent with our club presenting the  "History of Rock and Roll Drumming" at our December 8 Rotary Club meeting. Alan currently belongs to the Paradise Valley Rotary Club, is a Past District Governor, has a masters degree in film making and is a long-time friend of our President Kevin, who introduced him at the meeting. Alan grew up in Phoenix and  currently lives in Scottsdale where he performs in the Phoenix area.  He is married to Sandy Abalos and they have  5 daughters.
Visiting Rotarian Alan Havir presents the "History of Rock and Roll Drumming". Cherry Baumbusch 2022-01-27 07:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Family Christmas Donation

Stacy and Laura delivered holiday donations to the Foothills Food Bank for its annual Adopt-A-Family program. The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North is a long-time supporter of the Foothills Food Bank, whose mission is to provide food and financial help to people in our community. It is one of several community charities which our club supports.
Adopt-A-Family Christmas Donation Cherry Baumbusch 2021-12-07 07:00:00Z 0

Ryan House White Christmas Gala

Tom and Cherry attended with their spouses the 2021 Ryan House White Christmas Gala at the Biltmore Hotel.  Ryan House is a 12,500 sq. foot home in Phoenix that provides respite care, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care as well as appropriate therapies and activities in a supportive, home-like setting where all are welcome.
Ryan House White Christmas Gala Cherry Baumbusch 2021-12-07 07:00:00Z 0
Party in the Wild West 2021-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
Care Packages for Hopi 2021-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
Visiting Hunkapi Ricky Sillman 2021-10-19 07:00:00Z 0

Food Drive for Foothills Foodbank and Hopi Relief

story thumbnail
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North is holding its annual Fall food drive over the next two weekends, Oct. 9, 10 and October 16, 17. This drive will benefit both the local foodbank as well as members of the Hopi tribe who live on the Reservation in northern AZ.
To meet for an item dropoff, please contact Stacy via email @ stacy@edwardsdesigngroup.com 
We are on Facebook! Stay up to date Rotary Club of Scottsdale North
Food Drive for Foothills Foodbank and Hopi Relief  2021-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Helping Hopi Nation Ricky Sillman 2021-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Time to Pass the Gavel! Ricky Sillman 2021-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
I am related to everyone - Hunkapi Ricky Sillman 2021-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Open Door, Open Hearts at Ryan House Ricky Sillman 2021-06-16 07:00:00Z 0

Wildlife Rescuers

story thumbnail
During a recent meeting we had a special guest, Mike Nolan, Director of Planning & Development for Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC). Mike educated our club on the growing demand for the SWCC to take injured and misplaced animals of Arizona and the southern United States. SWCC is located in north east Scottsdale and is one of very few conservation centers that are equipped to house large animals such as bears and mountain lions, along with all the small animals in their care.
A staggering 85% of the operating costs of SWCC come from donations, the remaining 15% comes from SWCC’s visitors. Rotary Club of North Scottsdale is happy to support SWCC in obtaining incubators for orphaned animals that are too young to survive on their own.
SWCC will be hosting tours and events all summer!
To find out how to visit and donate, please visit:
Wildlife Rescuers Ricky Sillman 2021-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Dinner is Served by Foothills Food Bank Ricky Sillman 2021-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

R.I.P. Rhody

Our dear friend and fellow Rotarian Rhody Esmay passed away on April 2, 2021 from non-Covid related illness. Rhody was a founding member of our club and in charge of many of our hands-on-projects in the community.  We will miss Rhody's smiling face at our weekly meetings, and his good humor and willingness to help others.  We send Rhody's wife Sandy and his family our appreciation for sharing Rhody with us all of these years, and our sincere condolences for Rhody's loss.
Donations in Rhody's name can be made to the National Parks Foundation or to our club foundation, the Scottsdale North Rotary Foundation.
R.I.P. Rhody Cherry Baumbusch 2021-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Week of ServiceTree Planting 2021-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

Food Drive in February 2021

Our club is holding a food drive to benefit the Foothills Food Bank which will be held over two weekends, Feb. 12-14 and Feb. 19-21 from noon to 5pm with food drop off at Stacy Edwards house. Email Stacy to sign up or for more information. Her email address is  stacy@edwardsdesigngroup.com

Food Drive in February 2021 Cherry Baumbusch 2021-02-04 07:00:00Z 0

Adopt A Family Foot Hills Food Bank

story thumbnail
Foot Hills Food Bank 2020 Christmas Adopt A Family
On December 10.  Scottsdale North Rotary Club members took presents and gift cards to the Foothills Food Bank for their Adopt a Family 2020 Christmas. 
Adopt A Family Foot Hills Food Bank 2020-12-10 07:00:00Z 0

School Holiday Bazaar

story thumbnail
To support the 2019 Holiday Bazaar at Roadrunner School located at 3540 E. Cholla, club members (Dena Oppenheim and Linda Fulmore) purchased and delivered a variety of items:
  • Moms/Grandmothers: lotion sets, candles, makeup, nail polish sets
  • Teenage Girls/Girls: makeup, nail sets, nail polish, hair things, lotion sets, stuffed animals, bracelets, necklaces
  • Men/Grandfathers: cologne, body wash, deodorant sets, sports items, keychains
  • Teenage Boys: cologne, body wash sets, deodorant, hair gels, body spray, sports balls
  • Boys: toy cars, action figures, super hero items, sports items
  • Household Products: laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, toilet paper
Students will use earned points to purchase Christmas gifts for their families.
School Holiday Bazaar 2019-11-27 07:00:00Z 0

School Grant

story thumbnail
With a 2019 District Grant, our club provided zip-up jackets, sweatshirts plus thermal tops, socks and underwear to the West Granada Elementary School in Phoenix.
School Grant 2019-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

End Polio Campaign

story thumbnail
Our club was presented with a plaque recognizing our 2019 contributions to the End Polio Now: Countdown to History campaign.
End Polio Campaign 2019-11-26 07:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Hero 2019-11-14 07:00:00Z 0
Club Activities: Videos 2019-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Foothills Food Bank 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Club Fundraiser: "Soldier's Best Friend" Benefactor

story thumbnail
For several years, our club held a fundraiser to support the non-profit organization: "Soldier's Best Friend" https://soldiersbestfriend.org
In the spring of 2018, we donated $17,366 which were the proceeds from our evening party and auction. In addition, we helped sponsor their Golf Tournament Fundraiser in November 2018.  In 2017, we raised $17,000 for the organization.
Club Fundraiser: "Soldier's Best Friend" Benefactor 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Pinnacle High School 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Road Clean-Up 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

School Supplies

On an annual basis, we also purchase school supplies for elementary schools ($500/ year). 

In 2018, Scottsdale Community Partners organized a Back-to-School event on July 25th together with the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Human Services and the Scottsdale Unified School District in order to help children return to school equipped to succeed.  Our club donated 500 of the 1,000 free computer mice obtained at the Rotary District Conference, in addition to a $500 monetary donation to the event where up to 1,000 Scottsdale students that need help received backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes.  https://scottsdalecommunitypartners.org


School Supplies 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

"Assist an Elder" Project

story thumbnail

Through Foothills Caring Corps (https://foothillscaringcorps.com), our club has participated in their "Assist an Elder" program. 

Our club really made a difference in an elderly couple's life by doing significant repairs to their Cave Creek mobile home, with the help of a hired contractor.  We repaired the roof, leveled the trailer home, removed old flooring and replaced it with new vinyl tiles. Volunteers had to move items and furniture out and back into the home during the flooring state. The owners no longer have a big hole in their ceiling/roof.  One of the bathrooms has new sub-flooring, toilet and floor, plus the entire living room has a new floor. Finally, the couple also received a gently used "new" couch. Our club covered the $1,250 cost for materials, plus couch and volunteer time.


"Assist an Elder" Project 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Club Fundraiser: "Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children" Benefactor 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Dig Deep

Dig Deep, is a non-profit organization working to ensure every American has clean, running water forever. Their focus is on Native Americans.  Our club donates annually to this entity.     




Dig Deep 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Project Amigo

Project Amigo is an international project that helps children receive a good education in the small Mexican village of Cofradia de Suchitlan, located in Colima, Mexico.  Our club has given a $600 Educational Scholarship donation that sponsors one student in grade 7 thru 12  for one year.  


Project Amigo 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Community Planting

Our club has been involved in several "community planting" projects, such as:

  • Plantings on the Pinnacle Peak Trail - we annually purchase and plant ~$300 worth of needed trees and plants for the very popular trail.    
  • Plant a Tree Project - our club supported the Carefree Desert Gardens ($275) http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens
Community Planting 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Gabriel's Angels

Gabriel’s Angels is a non-profit organization focused on helping at risk children with pet therapy.  Our club applied for and received a District Grant for this organization for $3,500.


Gabriel's Angels 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0