Category Archives: Events

Rotary Club of Tempe Downtown makes big impression at Districts 5490/5510 Conference

The Rotary Club of Tempe Downtown was highly visible at the 5490/5510 District Conference:
1. Thanks to Lynn, Kymla, and Dayna, the Club’s hospitality suite, featuring a Mardi Gras theme, came in 2nd out of 13 suites – many of which were hosted by multiple clubs – thanks to Alex Pallas and his wife for popping in and making eveybody feel welcome
2. The Club won the District Achievement Award at the Gold level
3. Lynn was elected to a two year term as a member of the District Finance Committee
4. Barb continues as the District Foundation Chair
5. Kymla was sworn in as Tempe Downtown President
6. Nigel was sworn in as Tempe Area Assistant Governor (Downtown, Kyrene, Rio Salado, South, Camelback Crossroads satellite, and ASU Rotaract) – also awarded the District Service Above Self Award

Higher Octave Healing – “Red, White and Chocolate” – April 18, 2015

Higher Octave Healing

Cordially invites you to:

“Red, White and Chocolate”

An evening of chocolate and wine

Join Higher Octave for an evening of fine wine and chocolate under the stars at the beautiful Watershed in Tempe. Join us lakeside in your cocktail attire for live music, appetizers, a silent auction and chocolate!

To reserve your spot, tickets can be purchased through our website by clicking below, and they are $40 person or $75 per couple. Tickets will also be sold at the event. All proceeds benefit music therapy services through Higher Octave Healing. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Info
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Watershed
5350 S. Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ, 85283

Registere here:

We are excited to have the following items as part of our silent auction at the event.
-4 Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Passes-
-A Horse Ranch Experience at Sunset Ranch-
-Sedona Getaway-
-Diamondbacks tickets

Rotary Day – 2015


In the spirit of what Rotary International President, Gary Huang, intended, the Rotary Clubs of Tempe (Downtown, Kyrene, Rio Salado, and South) with ASU Rotaract held their first annual Rotary Day at the SRP Pera Club on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The event was a great opportunity for Rotarians and their friends and families to spend a day of fun and relaxation, but at the same time learn more about the Clubs in Tempe, their activities, and about Rotary in general.

The event was a team effort, and showed how the clubs can work today to promote Rotary in the local community. Special guests included Tempe City Councilmember Kolby Granville, District Governor John Pennypacker, and District Governor Elect Sherry Mischel. The Tempe Fire Department brought a fire truck, which was a great hit for both young and old. The kids were able to jump up and down in the bounce house, while their parents and friends relaxed in the afternoon sun.

Another major highlight was Madame Feder, the fortune teller, who brought nothing but good news to the participants. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served by the Rotary Culinary Chefs, while everybody listened to hits from several decades. There were many games to play, while enjoying the scenery surrounding the beautiful Pera Club.

Thanks to Randy Clawson for organizing, and the many Rotarians across the Tempe Clubs and ASU Rotaract for helping plan and execute the event.

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Rotary Day is coming…March 14 ,2015

The Rotary Clubs of Tempe, Arizona are hosting their first annual Rotary Day: a fun event that includes food, festivities, and carnival-like games open to the public with activities for the whole family.  A variety of amusements, entertainments, and games of chance and skill will be available along with plenty of food and snacks to go around.

The Rotary Clubs of Tempe will host Rotary Day on March 14th between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm at the SRP Pera Club where they are expecting over 200 friends and families, and members of the community-at-large to participate and enjoy in the day’s festivities.  The event is open to any body that wants to have fun.

Rotarians, as community members and civic leaders, are involved in a variety of service projects to improve our community and neighborhoods including park cleanups, food drives, charitable fundraisers, and traditional volunteer work. The Rotary Clubs of Tempe have worked with Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, Higher Octave Healing, the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, the Kyrene Family Resource Center, the Centers for Habilitation, the Clothes Cabin, Project CURE, Maggie’s Place, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Elizabeth House, the Tempe Community Action Agency just to mention a few.

Rotary Clubs have often have held their Rotary Day events by participating in service projects including conducting free dental clinics for senior and low-income individuals, mentoring youth, and raising funds for polio eradication efforts. This year, the Rotary Clubs of Tempe will be raising items for the Phoenix VA Medical Center.