Posted on May 08, 2019
Chandler Rotary Awards $7,000 to seven
Local Non-profit Organizations.
This year Chandler Rotary awarded $1,000 to each of seven deserving local organizations working to make our community a better place.  We congratulate and support the following organiztions:
Chandler-Gilbert YMCA
Desert Cancer Foundation
Fans Across America
The Chandler Care Center
The Midwest Food Bank
We hope you will join us in supporting these excellent local resources.
Chandler Rotary Funds Local Organizations Robert Rice 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Dictionary Sticker. Jim Erickson DG visit Gabrielle Schwarz 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Thursday, October 23-2018
12 pm - 1:30 pm
The Battle For Arizona Avenue Luncheon celebrates the great football rivalry between Hamilton and Chandler High Schools, both consistent state championship contenders. Chandler Rotary Club awards a $1,000 college scholarship to a student athlete at each school who is chosen by the coaches. The rotating Battle For Arizona Avenue trophy is presented to the winner of the Chandler - Hamilton game immediately following the game each year. Funds raised from luncheon tickets help fund the scholarships.  
Tickets: $25  
Battle for Arizona Avenue Gabrielle Schwarz 2018-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
Friday, September 21-2018
"International Day of Peace" We celebrated the dedication of the Peace Pole planted in the beautiful courtyard at Tarwater Elementary School.

Chandler Rotary Club is proud and honored to promote Peace in the Chandler community, one Peace Pole at a time.
A special Thank you to all the Club Members who came to support this event.
To the Principal Diane Hale, staff members, students, parents and all the persons who worked to make this celebration shine. Thank you and "May Peace Prevail in your heart and on Earth.
Tarwater Peace Pole Dedication Robert Rice 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Rice on Aug 10, 2018
Chandler Rotary Club has set up the second Peace Pole this Friday, August 10, 2018.
Thank you to the principal: Beth Ann Bader, to the teachers, all the students and parents involved. Thank you to the Club members who came out to support this project. 
The ceremony was beautiful, and the Peace Pole on the campus will be a reminder of Peace, Kindness, Goodwill and Reconciliation.
Peace Pole Dedication at CTA Liberty Elementary School Robert Rice 2018-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Our 8th Annual Chandler Rotary Golf Classic on November 30th, 2017 held at Whirlwind Golf Club, 5992 W. North Loop Rd Chandler AZ 85226. Has been a great success. With over 120 golfers playing on a pristine golf course with an ideal temperature. Everybody had a great time.
The Chandler Rotary Club has been supporting our community since 1934, raising over $ 1 million for local and international needs. The proceed  goes to scholarships, supporting our disabled veterans and provides funds for locals non-profits organisations.
Thank you for attending this great event and we will see you in 2018.
Gabrielle Schwarz
PR chairperson.
8th Annual Chandler Rotary Golf Classic on November 30th, 2017 Gabrielle Schwarz 2018-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
Peace Pole Dedication,
On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Saturday January 13th, 2018; we celebrated the dedication of the Peace Pole installed in front of the Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St.
This Peace pole displays the message and prayer "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in English, Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin. Those simple words are a prayer, a vision and a powerful tool for healing ourselves and our planet. People all over the world are taking these words into their hearts; joining in a wave of light and love that is growing brighter every day. It is a reminder to work for PEACE. It brings people together from all sectors of the community. It teaches respect for every race, religion and belief. It encourages justice for all.
The Chandler Rotary is proud to promote Peace in our community. Thank you to all the Club members and the Board for supporting this project. We at Rotary believe strongly in the motto: "SERVICE ABOVE SELF"
Thank you to Dan Lee, library manager. Abigail Nersesian Library Branch manager. Nancy Van Pelt District Governor and all the members who attended.And don't forget: The House of Harmony who performed "The Star Spangled Banner and Sing. Great performance.
Gabrielle Schwarz
PR ChairPerson 
Peace Pole Project Leader.
Peace Pole Dedication January 13th,2018 Gabrielle Schwarz 2018-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 12, 2017
Chandler Rotary will distribute over 350 dictionaries at four Chandler Unified School District elementary schools.  This is part of a national  multi club Rotary International Dictionary Project which is coordinated by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club in the East Valley.  Rotarians hand out the dictionaries individually to all the 3rd graders of each elementary school to promote literacy and knowledge.  The dictionaries contain not only word definitions but also many U.S. and world facts.  
Chandler Rotary joins with Sun Lakes Rotary to Provide Dictionaries to 3rd Graders Robert Rice 2017-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by rice / Schwarz on Aug 25, 2017
The idea of Peace Poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan. The Peace Pole Project today is promoted by The World Peace Prayer Society as well as other groups and individuals. The first Peace Poles outside Japan were constructed in 1983.[2] Since then, more than 100,000 have been placed around the world in over 180 countries.  Gabrielle Schwarz will chair the project.  Please see Gabrielle if you would like to help with the planning.        Bob Rice
Peace Pole Project Approved rice / Schwarz 2017-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
The Chandler Rotary Lt. Col. Jones Leadership Scholarship Awarded to Outstanding JrROTC Cadet Robert James Clinton Rice 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0