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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). 

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Club News!

Last Week

“A New Beginning: President Holly Nott Takes the Helm”
The Verrado Rotary Club gathered one last time during this Rotary year, bidding farewell to Past President Cheryl Peterson and her dedicated team. The room buzzed with anticipation as they welcomed the dawn of a new era under the leadership of President Holly Nott.
The meeting unfolded seamlessly, orchestrated by Gen. George Cannelos. The highlight? A captivating slide show chronicling President Holly’s remarkable journey, narrated with warmth and admiration.
From New England to Arizona: A Life Unfolds
The images flickered across the screen, revealing snapshots of Holly’s life. Born and raised in the picturesque landscapes of New England. Her later move to Arizona was a leap of faith—a sun-kissed chapter that would shape her destiny.
Family Ties and Athletic Feats
We glimpsed her family—laughter echoing through generations. Holly’s children and grandchildren, their smiles etched in pixels, spoke of love and shared memories.  But especially her mother Pat who inspired her to become a real estate agent and led her into her Rotary family.
Holly’s prowess as an athlete surprised none of us but its breadth and depth did. The same determination that fueled her teaching and real estate careers had once driven her to being a high school star in swimming, diving and track. Today she trains to compete in the Boston Marathon.  She embodies the spirit of perseverance, both in sports and in life.
Teacher, Mentor, and Now President
As a teacher, Holly has touched countless lives. Her classroom was a canvas where dreams took shape, where young minds blossomed. And now, as President, she would continue that legacy—guiding the Verrado Rotary Club toward impactful projects and community service.
Serendipity and Shared Joy
But the most enchanting part of the slideshow was the tale of serendipity. Holly met her husband, Mike Nott, in a twist of fate. Their shared interests, laughter, and unwavering support became the foundation of their beautiful life together. The room held its breath as their love story unfolded in pixels.
Passing the Baton
Finally, it was time for President Cheryl to pass the baton. She stepped forward and the applause that followed was heartfelt—a chorus of gratitude for her tireless service over the past year.
As Holly accepted the responsibility, the room erupted in cheers. The Verrado Rotary Club had a new leader—one whose journey was etched in success in leadership, whose heart beat for community, and whose legacy has yet to be written.
And so, with hope and camaraderie, President Holly Nott embarked on her term—a beacon of service, a bridge between past and future.  Good luck President Holly!

Meeting Location
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
5325 N Verrado Way
Victory Hall
Buckeye, AZ 85396
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
Club Board Meeting
Victory Hall
Jul 01, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Club Board Meeting
Victory Hall
Aug 05, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Club Board Meeting
Victory Hall
Sep 02, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Troy Anderson
June 19
Mike Hosking
Trish Hosking
June 11
Trish Hosking
Mike Hosking
June 11
Join Date
Margie Cossette
June 5, 2023
1 year
Holly Nott
June 8, 2021
3 years
Rhonda Boyles
June 8, 2000
24 years
Robin Polk
June 12, 2018
6 years
Larry Hall
June 20, 2018
6 years
Verrado Rotary Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Membership
Director - Foundation
Director - Administration
Director - Service
Director - Public Relations
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