This Week!
May 07, 2024 7:00 AM
Verrado District Update: What's Here and What's Ahead
Verrado District Update:  What's Here and What's Ahead

As one of our longtime Verrado Rotary Club members,  Dr. Clay Goodman is an Arizona native, has lived in the West Valley for 28 years, and has been a Verrado resident since 2012.  

Prior to his retirement, Dr. Goodman served as the Fossil Generation Training Manager for Arizona Public Service, and in that role, led the leadership and technical training for six Arizona Public Service power plants in both Arizona and New Mexico.  Before joining APS, he had a successful 25-year career at Estrella Mountain Community College as their Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Occupational Education, and Vice President of Administrative Services.  He was instrumental in acquiring and remodeling the old Buckeye High School into the Estrella Mountain Community College Buckeye Education Center. He also played a key role in the facility design and programs for the WestMEC campus on Verrado Way.  This is someone who has shaped our community landscape!

Clay is our elected Buckeye City Council District 6 Representative as of June, 2020. He loves the outdoors, and his wife Lynda have two grown children and one grandson. 


May 14, 2024 7:00 AM
Alzheimers Awareness and Support for our Community
May 21, 2024 7:00 AM
Maximizing and preserving our White Mountains
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Club News!

Last Week

Buckeye Chief of Police Bob Sanders Speaks to Rotary

President Cheryl and Chief Sanders
In a recent address to the Rotary Club of Verrado, Buckeye Police Chief Robert Sanders discussed the challenges and strategies of policing in a rapidly growing city. Appointed earlier this year, Chief Sanders is steering the department through a period of significant change, as the city's population has surged from 5,000 in 2000 to 120,000 today. With this growth, the department is prioritizing the recruitment of high-quality officers over sheer numbers, despite the substantial initial investment required for each new officer.
Emphasizing the importance of technology in modern policing, Chief Sanders is equipping his force with advanced tools to enhance safety and efficiency. This commitment to technology was illustrated through shared footage of traffic incidents, showcasing how such resources aid in effective response and resolution. Furthermore, the partnership with the Vestar shopping center, which provides space to the police department at no cost, reflects a community-oriented approach to policing. Chief Sanders advocates for visibility and accessibility as foundational to building trust and rapport with the citizens of Buckeye.  Thank you to our fellow Rotarian Bob Sanders for providing an interesting and informative meeting and for his leadership in our community. 


The Club's board will meet on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7am, at the Victory Club.  This month the primary item on the agenda is project funding for the 24/25 Rotary year.  All members are welcome to attend board meetings.  Bring your own coffee!
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
May 06, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
VR Foundation Board Meeting
May 13, 2024
Club Board Meeting
Victory Hall
Jun 03, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Jun 10, 2024
Club Board Meeting
Victory Hall
Jul 01, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ellen Smith
May 16
Wayne Polk
Robin Polk
May 1
Dick Crichton
Judy Crichton
May 25
Join Date
Troy Anderson
May 6, 2011
13 years
Mike Hosking
May 13, 1988
36 years
Edward Williams
May 15, 2018
6 years
Verrado Rotary Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Director - Membership
Director - Foundation
Director - Administration
Director - Service
Director - Public Relations
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