This Week!
Jan 30, 2024 7:00 AM
EPCOR Advis. Board Chrmn., Project Hourglass: Solutions for Water Challenges of the Southwest
EPCOR Advis. Board Chrmn., Project Hourglass: Solutions for Water Challenges of the Southwest

Glenn Williamson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Arizona Business Council (CABC) leader, former diplomat, mentor, entrepreneur and public speaker with 35-years of experience in a multitude of executive level and board membership positions. With Williamson’s experience and natural skill set he has the ability to asses and connect people and companies, creating opportunities that have resulted in highly profitable and mutual success for all. His experience demonstrates this through years of advanced capital formation, marketing, management, leadership and his talent of taking products, concepts and companies to new levels of national and international growth. 

The CABC has created several initiatives to foster business and ensure a well-planned growth strategy for Arizona, Canada and Northern Mexico. Williamson has created: Project Hour Glass (Water Augmentation), Project North America (Trade), Project Lift (Tourism/Air Connectivity), Project FDI (Foreign Direct Investment), Project Mining and Project Medical Tourism (Wellness). The CABC’s goal under Williamson’s direction is to bring government, educational, and private sector entities into these project discussions as a mutual team to solve issues that may hinder future economic growth between Arizona and Canada. Williamson has also founded and is owner of the CABC’s "Wings & Wheels Scottsdale,” the largest and most exclusive private jet event in North America held at the Scottsdale Airpark. Currently, Chairman of the Advisory Board for EPCOR USA, Williamson is on the frontline of organizing government and private companies to develop large-scale water augmentation solutions for the water challenges in the Southwest, U.S. (Project Hourglass). He is an active registered member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, trained in U.S. and Canadian Corporate Governance for private and public companies. He is also a member of the Colonel’s Circle of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada).   

Feb 06, 2024 7:00 AM
Scholarship presentation (Rotary and Firefighters Local 4311), Infant CPR demonstration
Feb 20, 2024 7:00 AM
Healthcare in the fast-growing West Valley...a look ahead
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Club News!

Last Week at Rotary

Pictured:  President Cheryl Peterson, with Attorney Lora Johnson  (Todd Halberg)
Our speaker last week was Lora Johnson, Estate Lawyer.  Attorney Johnson went through the necessary elements of end of life and estate planning including Healthcare and Personal Powers of Attorney, Wills, Personal Trusts, Beneficiary designations and a host of other provisions.  She said one of the biggest mistakes people make is not discussing with their children and families what their desires are regarding end of life, including the balance between the quality and duration of life, questions about DNRs and the like.  She stressed these conversations are essential to minimize the chance of family dissension about very emotional decisions.  Attorney Johnson recommended you choose the right person (singular) to hold your healthcare power of attorney, avoiding committees or groups, and then communicate clearly with that person about your desires before you reach a crisis situation.  She highly recommended the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gwande, which was written by someone who had faced difficult decisions about his parents and how that played out.  This book is available in various formats on Amazon.  Free to borrow for Amazon Unlimited members. .  There were more questions than time available, but several members volunteered that they were clients of Attorney Johnson and very pleased with her services. Do your family a favor. Have a well thought out and comprehensive plan and review it often.  They will be grateful. 
Pictured:  President Cheryl Peterson, with Attorney Lora Johnson  (Todd Halberg)

Free Breakfast Buffet in Support of Meals of Joy!

Larry Cervarich has invited us to join him on February 16, 2024, for a FREE buffet breakfast.  Larry has asked us to fill one or two tables of 10. LET'S DO IT!
Breakfast will be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Casual dress.  Pebble Creek.  16222 W Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear AZ  Let Cheryl know if you wish to attend and she will arrange directly with Meals of Joy.
Hope to see you there.  

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona Needs Your Support

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization that meets Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.  Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions. and/or Rotarians and their clubs.  If you wish to make a donation click here
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
Feb 05, 2024 7:00 AM
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 12, 2024
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Mar 04, 2024 7:00 AM
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Mar 11, 2024
Bench Dedication
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
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Faragher
January 11
George Cannelos
January 25
Jake Rhoades
January 26
Mary Ann Paul
David Paul
January 29
Join Date
David Johnson
January 1, 1992
32 years
Cheryl Peterson
January 8, 2019
5 years
Clay Goodman
January 8, 1999
25 years
Tom Foreman
January 11, 2022
2 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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