International attraction: Ambassadors gather at Scottsdale Rotary meeting

From left, ambassadors gathering to meet Rotarians and their guests: Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez, Consul General of Mexico; Max Haechler, Consul Emeritus of Switzerland; Alisa Jost, Consul of Switzerland; Bogumil Horchen, Honorary Consul of Poland; Max Rumbaugh, president of Rotary Club of Scottsdale; Tony Banegas, Consul Emeritus of Honduras; and Reginald Winssinger, Honorary Consul of Belgium.

From left, ambassadors gathering to meet Rotarians and their guests: Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez, Consul General of Mexico; Max Haechler, Consul Emeritus of Switzerland; Alisa Jost, Consul of Switzerland; Bogumil Horchen, Honorary Consul of Poland; Max Rumbaugh, president of Rotary Club of Scottsdale; Tony Banegas, Consul Emeritus of Honduras; and Reginald Winssinger, Honorary Consul of Belgium.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale held a truly international-themed meeting recently, with the Honorable Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez, Consul General De Mexico en Phoenix, speaking to Rotarians and their guests.

Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

Other consulate ambassadors from Switzerland, Poland, Honduras and Belgium where in attendance to hear Ambassador Rodriguez speak about Mexico’s relationship with United States and Canada; NAFTA’s impact on Mexico’s trade — especially oil, gas and automobiles; border infrastructure; judicial system; immigration; education; health; jobs; and, much more.

Ambassador Hernandez was introduced to the club by Rotarian Max Haechler and by Alisa Jost, Consul of Switzerland.

Born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Ambassador Rodriguez serves as consul general of Mexico, representing the country internationally and providing different services to Mexican immigrants.

The three main areas the consulate focuses on include documentation, citizen services and promotion of culture, education, commerce, and investments.

The following speakers have been scheduled to talk at upcoming meetings of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale: Jan. 25, Rick Merritt, president of Elliott D. Pollack & Company, will speak about the area’s construction industry; Feb. 1, Alan Mulally, retired Ford Motor Company President and CEO; and, on Feb. 8, Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian.

Meetings are held at noon with a buffet lunch at Scottsdale’s McCormick Lakeside Ballroom, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

Visit www.scottsdalerotary.org or call 480-945-6158 to inquire about club meeting reservations, programs, projects and membership for local active and retired business professionals.

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