Speaker Date Topic
Lt. Col. Mark Schnell, Cmndr., 63rd Fighter Squad. May 28, 2024 7:00 AM
Training and Leading the World's Best Fighter Pilots at Luke AFB...(and a story or two).
Training and Leading the World's Best Fighter Pilots at Luke AFB...(and a story or two).
Dr. Rich Mucci Jun 04, 2024 7:00 AM
Nutrition and Health Update: 2024
Nutrition and Health Update:  2024

It's 2024, and that means the Rotary Club of Verrado welcomes a new annual update on Wellness and Nutrition from our own Dr. Rich Mucci.  Dr. Mucci's previous presentations have been meticulously documented, evidence his decades of medical expertise and research, and were shared with an admirable avoidance of medical jargon.  Join us at our Clubhouse (The Vic Lawn Room) at 7a, June 4th for Rich's presentation...you'll be glad you did!

Todd Hornback: Cohere Founder and CEO Jun 18, 2024 7:00 AM
Cohere's role in our Verrado / Victory community
Cohere's role in our Verrado / Victory community
Holly Nott: Welcoming a 7th Verrado Rotary Pres. Jun 25, 2024 7:00 AM
Welcoming our new Verrado Rotary Club President
Welcoming our new Verrado Rotary Club President
Commander Gabriel Szody, 5th Special Forces Jul 02, 2024 7:00 AM
Briefing from Col. "Gabe" Gabriel Szody
Briefing from Col. "Gabe" Gabriel Szody

Colonel Gabriel Szody, a native of Northern California, was commissioned as an Artillery Officer in 1999 from West Point and has served over 24 years in the United States Army, of which 22 have been in Special Operations. He is the current Commander for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY.  Colonel Szody has participated in numerous combat, contingency, and expeditionary operations in locations that include Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, East Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Colonel Szody holds a Bachelor of Science in Law from the United States Military Academy, a Master’s Degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a U.S. Army War College Fellow to the Central Intelligence Agency. Gabe is married to the former Ms. Gina Gray of Tacoma, Washington and they have two children, Luke (15) and Lyla (13). 

Will Aja Aug 06, 2024 7:00 AM
Artificial Intelligence: An Overview and a Look Ahead
Artificial Intelligence: An Overview and a Look Ahead
Jarret Guy: Learning Systems Admin., WEST MEC Sep 03, 2024 7:00 AM
West Mec: A West Valley training resource for strong futures
West Mec: A West Valley training resource for strong futures
Hans Driessnach, CEO, Abrazo West Hospital Sep 17, 2024 7:00 AM
City of Buckeye Fire Chief, Jake Rhoades Nov 05, 2024 7:00 AM
640 Square Miles?? Fire Department management in a vast and growing community.
640 Square Miles??  Fire Department management in a vast and growing community.

City of Buckeye fire chief Jake Rhoades has more than 29 years of experience in fire and emergency management, most recently as fire chief for Kingman, Arizona.

Jake notes that “The team in Buckeye is a well-known department with a lot going for them, and so does the city of Buckeye. Being a part of that professionally is exciting, and so is the ability to plan and see what the future has in store for the community.” 

Jake is happy to be in Buckeye with his family, and closer to his sons. One is a firefighter with the Northwest Fire District, and his youngest is (was) a senior at ASU.

Jake has a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University, a master’s in executive fire service leadership from Grand Canyon University, a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Oklahoma Christian University, and became a certified public manager through ASU. 

Rhoades said his experience in fire service throughout his career has prepared him for his new role in Buckeye.  “If anyone looks at my resume, my career is diverse. I push myself and those around me for continuous improvement, we always want to be better.”

Chief Jake, his wife, and his blue nose pit bull are enthusiastic Buckeye residents. He believes it’s important to be in and part of the community he serves, and we're delighted to have him in our Verrado Rotary gang and look forward to his update.