Scottsdale Rotarians hear update on Talking Stick’s general plan

Talking Stick Resort

Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez, Talking Stick marketing project manager, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

At a recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting, Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez, Talking Stick marketing project manager for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community provided Rotarians and their guests with an update of The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick’s Cultural and Entertainment Destination.

Ms. Blessing talked about Talking Stick’s General Plan — the Indian community’s “blueprint” for land use and development — as well as conservation and preservation.

The General Plan serves as the basis for decisions regarding the community’s long-term physical development and the protection of the community’s natural and cultural resources.

The plan establishes a framework of sustainability to ensure that current and future generations can sustain the social, economic, and environmental health of the Community.

Ms. Blessing welcomed attendees to Talking Stick: A Cultural and Entertainment Destination, home to Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Butterfly Wonderland, the Pavilions Shopping Center, Top Golf Entertainment Center and Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn and Suites hotels.

Talking Stick features 1.1 million square feet of outdoor retail shopping, hotel accommodations ranging from comfort and a 4-diamond resort and spa, casino, golf course and a state-of-the-art Major League Baseball spring training facility that hosts year-round events.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is currently accepting applications for Rotary International Youth Exchange 2016-17. Seniors, juniors and sophomores attending Scottsdale area high schools are eligible.

During the 2016-17 academic school year, students are eligible to study abroad in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan and Brazil. Applications, due Sept. 30, are available online.

The club is currently looking for host homes (near Chaparral High School) for in-bound exchange student to spend three months of his/her exchange year.

Contact youthexchange@scottsdalerotary.org.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org. Guest are always welcome. Call 480-945-6158.

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