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Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club - good work, good deeds, good times

By Jeff Burns

July 29, 2006

If you're looking for an organization that can benefit other people as well as yourself, then maybe four questions defining the things you think, say or do can help you make your decision.     

Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

These are the four questions, coincidentally, that members of the Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club—and the other 1.2 million members of 32,000 Rotary Clubs around the world—are encouraged to ask themselves daily.

The Rotary Club gives members the chance to get involved while helping other people.

Kyle Maki, an active member of the Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club since it was launched four years ago, says Rotary gives people the opportunity to form a strong social network.

Now, it turns out, is an ideal time to get involved with the club.

Maki says the club is still relatively new and it is still a good time to get in the ground floor of the group. The Rotary year began on July 1. With a new year brings in a new president, and fellow Kyrene Corridor resident Carla Rowe is ready to take helm of the group.

Rotary has a reputation as being one of the leading humanitarian and charitable organizations in the world.

This year alone, the Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club has generously contributed to projects including water supply projects in needy areas, contributed scholarship funds to students and assisted with fundraising projects.

Rotary helped out first hand with many local groups such as Phoenix Rescue Mission and served food to underprivileged families.

Kyrene Rotary meets at noon on Mondays at the Olive Garden near Elliot and Hardy.

 “The club gives the members the opportunity to meet with the group once a week,” Maki said.

According to Maki, the organization shouldn’t appeal to just local business owners. Home businesses, stay-at-home parents and retirees are more than welcome to join.

“We have also broken the stereotype of the club being a men’s club”, Maki said. “We have a diversity of ages, jobs and ethnicities among our members. Our particular club has a reputation for having a lot of energy.”

“The Kyrene Corridor is full of decision-makers and strong families. If we could get them to focus some of their positive energy on our club then we can go a long way,” he said. “This is an excellent opportunity to upgrade.”

For more information, call (480) 966-0348.


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