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". 2022-01-27 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 2021-12-07 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
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

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 @ 
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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

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

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

Adopt A Family Foot Hills Food Bank

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

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

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

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

For several years, our club held a fundraiser to support the non-profit organization: "Soldier's Best Friend"
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.


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

"Assist an Elder" Project


Through Foothills Caring Corps (, 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)
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