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Last Week at Rotary

Last week we enjoyed a presentation by Scott Gray, Buckeye's new aviation director and Rusty Mitchell who is a consultant and liaison to Luke Air Force Base.  Director Gray provided us an excellent overview of the process for building new airside facilities at an airport, the planning process and some ideas from Buckeye.  He said the City needs to plan now for what we beleive our airport might look like in 25 to 30 years in order to insure that usage surrounding the airport will be compatible with aircraft operations.  He also mentioned the city sees Luke Air Force Base as an important part of the West Valley and representatives of Luke will be a constant and important consideration in any future plans for the airport.  He also mentioned that the Buckeye Air Fair will be the weekend of February 16, 17 and 18, and will feature displays by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as well as A-10 Warthog flying demonstrations. The airport is south of Interstate 10 west of SR 85. Follow the signs if you plan to go to the Air Fair. It is an excellent show and well worth your attendance.  
Another highlight of the meeting was the introduction of our newest member, Scott Ciucci by his sponsor, George Cannelos.  Welcome Steve and thank George for bringing us another excellent member. 
President Cheryl with Scott Gray and Rusty Mitchell
General George and our new member, Steve Ciucci

Meet Our New Members

We recently added three new members to our club.  Returning to Verrado is Vernon Walker.  New members are Steve Ciucci and Linda Adamski.  Steve was formally introduced to the club on February 13.  Vernon will be formally welcomed back and Linda will be introduced at an upcoming meeting.  In the meantime, seek out and welcome your new fellow Rotarians. 

Vernon K. Walker

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We welcome back Vernon Walker to the Club.  Vernon originally joined the club in August 2019, and has just returned from a post-retirement break.  

Vernon is from New Orleans, Louisian where he graduated from West Jefferson High School.  He attended Nicolls State University and studied Aviation Science.  Vernon is a veteran, having served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer and Investigator.  He also served the City of Gretna, Louisiana, Police Department.  He also worked as Executive Protection Specialist for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. In Arizona he was recruited by the City of Glendale Public Water Utilities and holds an ADEQ Class 4 Operations and Treatment Certification.  
Vernon is also Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor (Walker Aviation), the source of his Rotary classification, Aviation.  
Your Rotary family welcomes you back, Vernon.
Photos from Vernon:


Steve Ciucci

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Steve Cuicci’s unique classification is “Astronomer”.  He chairs the Astronomy Association of Arizona & will proudly show you deep space objects through his telescope. Steve is a prior Rotarian from Moline, Illinois.  Married for 52 years to Diane, they have two daughters & two granddaughters.  He’s a Navy veteran, has a degree in chemistry from Michigan State & an MBA from the University of Oregon.  Describing himself as a “science guy”, he enjoyed a long career in sales, marketing & management with Parr Instrument Company, designing and building high precision laboratory equipment in Illinois.  He admires Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and makes stained glass windows in his spare time. 

Welcome to Verrado Rotary, Steve, we are glad to have you.


Linda Adamski

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Linda was born and grew up Green Bay WI.  She has a bachelor's degree with a minor in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin -
Whitewater.  She has lived all of her life in Wisconsin.

Linda and her husband Dave’s primary residence is in Hartland, WI. They purchased their Arizona winter home in August 2023. 
Linda worked as an internal auditor for Fleet Mortgage and M&I Bank for a total of 6 years.  Loan services officer for 3 years at M&I Bank. Conversion specialist manager in platform systems at M&I Data Center for 6 years and 3 years as project manager before becoming a stay at home mom for her 2 children.

When her children were in school, Linda went back to work as a substitute teacher. Linda has been a volunteer at Lake Country Caring in Hartland for the past 8 years. They provide basic necessities to those in need. Also volunteered at Blessings in a Backpack - Waukesha chapter. They feed 3500 kids a
weekend throughout the school year.

Linda enjoys golf, swimming, hiking, traveling and making sourdough bread.  Linda was looking for a way to give back in Arizona during the winter months and is thankful Doug Bredow for inviting her to join the Rotary club of Verrado. Linda says she "is looking forward to being a Rotarian with this fun and amazing group"
Linda we are pleased to have you as part of our (now your) club. Welcome!

Safety Training Resources

Jayson Seyfort mentioned that the City of Buckeye sometimes provides First Aid and CPR training. Check the city website for more details.
The Arizona Chapter of the National Safety Council offers safety training, including First Aid and CPR training as well as a variety of other courses.  Open to anyone.
Meeting Location
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
5325 N Verrado Way
Victory Hall
Buckeye, AZ 85326
United States of America
(623) 850-1675
Driving Directions: Take Verrado Drive to the roundabout. Take first exit onto Victory Blvd. At the stop sign, turn left on Tiger Mountain. The Victory Club is at the top of the hill. Victory Hall is on the left hand side of the driveway circle.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Mar 04, 2024 7:00 AM
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Mar 11, 2024
Bench Dedication
Ridge Road Just east of Cheryl's home. Click for map
Mar 26, 2024 7:00 AM
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Apr 01, 2024 7:00 AM
Jackie and Verlyne Meck Day
Apr 02, 2024
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Apr 08, 2024
VR Foundation Board Meeting
May 13, 2024
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
CJ Goin
February 15
Join Date
James Weber
February 1, 2021
3 years
David Lehman
February 15, 2019
5 years
Donald Ester
February 19, 2019
5 years
Verrado Rotary Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Scribe and Helper
Director - Membership
Director - Foundation
Director - Administration
Director - Service
Director - Public Relations
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