Rotary Club of Scottsdale promotes the joys of reading

Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

Students at Yavapai Elementary School enjoying new books donated by Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale has a long standing tradition of asking its meeting speakers to sign a book, which is then donated to Scottsdale’s Yavapai Elementary School.

The club selects books that relate to the speaker.

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Rotary Club of Scottsdale President Max Rumbaugh and Jim Hayden, fifth-generation Arizonian, with autographed book for Yavapai Elementary School.

Rotarian Max Rumbaugh, along with Sandy Miller, recently delivered 20 autographed books to the school and met with Principal Nancy Hudson, Librarian Kimberly Landwehr and students.

The tradition was started by 1988-89 Rotary Club of Scottsdale President Art DeCabooter and his wife, Mary. The school representatives graciously extended a thank you to Rotary Club of Scottsdale for its many years of book donations.

The books, used as educational tools, are available for students to check out.

Often the students are asked to use the school’s computers to research the person who autographed the book. In the case of recent club speaker Jim Hayden, students will learn about a well-known pioneer family of Arizona.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomes local business and professional leaders to come together to serve their community and its youth. The club’s hallmarks are great weekly programs, a dynamic membership and participation with one another in its commitment to “Service above Self.”

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