Welcome to the Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek

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How do you measure the importance of Literacy? Studies show that if a child hasn't learned how to read by third grade will struggle all through high school and for years to come. The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek understands this importance. Through our club's sponsorship of the Dolly Parton Imagination Program, we have enrolled 785 children between birth up to age five to receive a book each month delivered directly to their home. Since inception, 275 children have graduated. Thanks to local businesses like Karston's Ace Hardware on Estrella Pkwy who have set up a monthly program for customers to donate their change to a non-profit program. Karston's has donated over $6000 to the DPIL through this program. Thanks Dave Karston for your generosity!!
Avondale KidFest, a family friendly event hosted by the City of Avondale with a focus on literacy, education, healthy lifestyles and water safety for ages 5 and younger this past Saturday. Our Dolly Parton Imagination Library crew were onsite to register children from birth to age five for the free book-gifting program to encourage early literacy. 75 families signed up!! Some of our graduates came by to say hi while new students signed up! It was great to see so many families out spending the morning together. What a Fantastic Day!

The energetic Estrella Foothills High School Interact Club is busy serving the community. These young leaders spent their Saturday manning a rest station for cyclists participating in the Tour de Cure held in Estrella Mountain Ranch. Lots of fun for a great cause!

There are many benefits for students who are interested in joining an Interact Club offered at their high school. Many of the top benefits of taking part in a Interact Club is that students get the chance to:

  • Discover new cultures as they promote a greater sense of international understanding
  • Develop key leadership skills in their schools and their community
  • Make new friends both in their own community at home as well as communities across the world
  • Encourage and practice thoughtfulness and helpfulness towards others
  • Create an awareness of the importance of home and family
  • Build respect for the rights of all people, based on recognition of the worth of each individual
  • Emphasize acceptance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success, community improvement, and group achievement
  • Develop important life skills that include self-development, time management, and personal finances
  • Recognize the dignity of all useful jobs and opportunities that work towards making society better
  • Open pathways to the advancement of international understanding and goodwill towards the whole of humanity


ARE YOU READY?..….The sun is shining, the sky is powder blue, the palm trees are swaying in the distance and you are standing with friends and business associates ready to tee off!
Please join us for the Sixth Annual Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament & Golf Ball Drop, to be held at Tuscany Falls Golf Club, in PebbleCreek, in Goodyear on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Again, this year we will be offering our Golf Ball Drop with a chance to win up to $3000. Tickets are being sold for $20.00 each. With the help of our friends at the Goodyear Fire Department, six hundred numbered golf balls will be dropped over the putting green from a ladder truck. The ball or balls that land in the designated cup or closest to the cup will win the prize. Ties will result in split winnings. Need not be present to win. This activity will take place before the teams tee off. Maybe you will be the lucky winner this year!!
The monies raised from this tournament will benefit local organizations that provide needed services to enhance and improve lives of children and families. Last year, we helped the SW Lending Closet, Meals of Joy, Southwest Valley Family Advocacy Center, Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank, provided scholarships at the 5 Agua Fria Union School District High Schools, supported Title I schools by providing emergency clothing baskets, did a huge canned food drive in partnership with the Kare Bears and delivered 80 food and a for each child in the family for the holidays. We also supported several youth leadership programs and projects. We couldn’t do it without the tremendous support we receive from you at our tournament.
I hope you will join us again this year. I look forward to seeing each of you on May 7.  If you need more information or have questions, please contact Jim Frey at: 415-271-0714 or email jimfrey8235@gmail.com


We are awarding six $1,000 scholarships to one senior per school at five high schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District (Agua Fria High School, Canyon View High School, Desert Edge High School, Millennium High School, Verrado High School), plus one senior at Estrella Foothills High School. The deadline for submission of the completed application and all documents is Monday, April 4, 2023Recipients will be notified by Wednesday, April 20. Awardees and their guests will be invited to be recognized at a Club meeting in PebbleCreek at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4.


Eligibility information:


  • Current senior in the Agua Fria Union High School District or at Estrella Foothills High School
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (unweighted)
  • Minimum 175 documented community service hours throughout high school career (Interact, NHS, Student Government, Faith-based services, etc.)
  • Participated in at least two clubs/sports throughout high school career


  • Completed application packet and all required documents 
  • Official high school transcript

Scholarship Information:

  • This scholarship is nonrenewable and is stackable.
  • Upon proof of enrollment, scholarship checks will be mailed directly to educational institutions.
  • Scholarships may be applied to tuition costs at universities, community colleges, and vocational programs.
  • Application, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are due by midnight on Monday, April 4, 2022.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced by Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Winners and their guests will be invited to be recognized at a Club meeting in Pebblecreek at 7:00 AM on a Wednesday TBA.

The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is gearing up for their Community “Let’s Bag Hunger” Food Drive for the Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank and All Faith Community Services. Rotarians throughout Arizona have declared April 17-24, 2021 “Rotary Week of Service” and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world!


The installation of new officers for the Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek took place on April 24. The dinner was hosted by out-going club president Joan. She reviewed the club's progress and achievements for the last 18 months. Major milestones recognized included membership growth of 30 members and over $35,000 donated to charitable organizations in the greater Goodyear community., including Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank, SW Family Advocacy Center, Mutts on a Mission, SW Lending Closet, Hope Community Services and four high school scholarships. The club has also planted trees at the Goodyear Community Park, collected 2800 pounds of canned food for the food bank, delivered food and book boxes during the holidays, rang bells for the Salvation Army and participate in monthly road clean-up.
The highlight of the evening was the recognition of John Spooler as Rotarian of the Year. "John has been a dedicated Rotarian for over 20 years and he was the inspiration and driving force to organize our Goodyear PebbleCreek Club", said Smith. "His spirit of service and charitable giving really reflects the heart and soul of our club."  Spooler, in addition to his long tenure of Rotary Club volunteer work, is also recognized as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow for generous financial giving to Rotary International. "John is the epitome of Rotary's ethic of service above self and we are fortunate to benefit from his decades of Rotary experienced," noted Smith
At our June 20th meeting, President Elect Charlie Miller presented $500 checks to two great local charities from our club foundation. Executive Director Ann DeVlaeminck accepted the check. Southwest Lending Closet loans durable home health equipment free of charge to those in need. Contact: southwestlendingcloset.org, (623) 932-1016.
Therapy Paws/Mutts on a Mission was represented by President Kathleen Malony and her therapy dog Finnley. Their mission is to provide comfort through animal pet therpy to those who have physical and emotional needs. Currently, they are partners with Abrazo Hospital, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Copper Springs Behavioral Hospital and Goodyear Library. Contact: kathleen.malony@cox.net, (844)387-4847
Rotary Supports Early Literacy
Avondale KidFest, a family friendly event hosted by the City of Avondale with a focus on literacy, education, healthy lifestyles and water safety for ages 5 and younger this past Saturday. Our Dolly Parton Imagination Library crew were onsite to register children from birth up to age five for the free book-gifting program to encourage early literacy. 75 families signed up!! Some of our graduates came by to say hi while new students were signed up! It was great to see so many families out spending the morning together.
It was a Fantastic Day!






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Meeting Information
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
PebbleCreek Eagle's Nest Clubhouse
3645 Clubhouse Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395
United States of America
(623) 698-0618
* Palm Room
December 2023

GYPC Rotary Golf Tournament