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District Governor sets Rotary goals
Getting Rotary members involved and publicizing Rotary activities are two of
Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa’s 2010 rankings position the goals District 5510 Gov. Ken Oakes has for all district Rotary clubs. At a recent
it as Arizona’s only Five-Star/Five-Diamond Restaurant. When Forbes Travel Guide announced San Tan Crown Rotary Club’s annual meeting at the Ocotillo Holiday Inn, Oakes
its list of 2010 award winners, Kai restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
outlined his goals, saying clubs need to have a public relations person get their
was awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s highest rating with the Five-Star Award. Kai now stands
messages out to the community, which will help get new members. He suggested
alone as one of only 17 Five-Star restaurants in all of North America and the sole restaurant
exploring Facebook and club websites to tell their stories.
in Arizona to receive this prestigious commendation. Additionally, When AAA announced its
In addition, with today’s “uncertain economic times,” Oakes says clubs need to
list of 2010 Five-Diamond Award winners, Kai was the only restaurant in Arizona to be named
fl exible to help members fi nancially when possible. Rotary memberships are about
to this venerated list. These recent announcements mark Kai’s second Five-Star rating and
fourth Five-Diamond designation. Info: 602-225-0100, www.WildHorsePassResort.com.
$100 a year, but with cost of lunch and dinner meetings, it can be as high as $1,000
a year. Oakes says some clubs are setting up a fund to help members when needed.
Daniel Kamau, a new San Tan Crown Rotary Club member, received the Club Rotarian
Membership expansion and retention is important, according to Oakes, who
of the Month award recently for compiling the Club’s history, duties and activities into
says members leave Rotary “because they are not involved.” He says clubs need to
a presentation that was given to the District 5510 Governor at the Club’s annual district
governors meeting in November. Kamau, a member for three months, will get one month of
fi nd out their members’ passions and support these activities.
free lunches and parking.
The San Tan Crown Rotary Club meet at noon on Thursdays at the Ocotillo
Holiday Inn at Alma School and Ocotillo roads. For details, contact Shirlee
Sussman at scrappiews@aol.com.
ADOT studying Route 802
Studies are continuing on the environmental A, 7001 E. Williams Field Rd. in Mesa. Presentations Those with disabilities may request a reasonable
and engineering elements of State Route (SR) 802 at both locations will be given at 6:30 p.m., and the accommodation such as a sign language interpreter
from the Santan Loop 202 to Ironwood Road. same information will be given at each session. by contacting Amy Rosar at 602-368-9644 or email
Area residents are invited to two upcoming open SR 802 conceptually begins at the Santan at amy@kdacreative.com. Requests should be
house meetings to review, discuss and comment Freeway Loop 202 in the vicinity of the Phoenix- made as early as possible to allow time to arrange
on the preferred alignment. The portion of SR 802 Mesa Gateway Airport in Maricopa County and the accommodation.
that continues east into Pinal County has been will be studied east to Ironwood Road. The study For more information about the open house,
suspended until another ADOT regional study, being conducted will produce an Environmental visit www.azdot.gov/ValleyFreeways/SR802. To
North-South Corridor, advances. Offi cials will also Assessment per the requirements of the National submit comments in writing, contact ADOT SR
provide an update on that suspension. Environmental Policy Act and a Location/Design 802, 13771 Fountain Hills Blvd., Suite 360, Fountain
The fi rst open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Concept Report. Representatives of ADOT, FHWA Hills, AZ 85268; by email at SR802@cox.net; or by
Thu., Dec. 3 at Kathryn Sue Simonton Elementary and their consulting team will be available to phone at 480-422-5362. Comments are requested
School Multipurpose Room, 40300 N. Simonton provide information, answer questions and discuss by Jan. 9, 2010.
Blvd. in San Tan Valley; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tue., the project with the community. The comments
Dec. 8 at ASU Polytechnic Union Cooley Ballroom received will be used as input to the process.
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