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Honora Norton named Rotarian of the Month

August 20th, 2021 development
Honora Norton named Rotarian of the Month


The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes has named its spokeswoman, Dr. Honora Norton, as its August 2021 Rotarian of the Month.

“We were very fortunate when in May 2021 Honora joined our club, as a transfer from Rotary Club of Scottsdale,” Sun Lakes Rotary President Jon Lyons said.

“The club considers her to be an outstanding club member. She has been a Rotarian since 2002. Her working career was spent mostly in information technology management and consulting within domestic and international organizations; within a wide-variety of for profit, non-profit and faith-based organizations; and she has been a small-business owner.”

Now retired, the Wisconsin native lives in Gilbert’s Trilogy at Power Ranch with her husband Mike Elert.

 Norton holds a doctorate in ministry and her dissertation/book was titled “Stewardship Is Spirituality.”

She has held leadership positions within various community non-profit boards and currently serves on Catholic Charities Community Services Emeritus Board after completing a two year term as CCCS’s Board Chair.

 Norton is a past President of the Scottsdale Airpark Rotary Club and a past Rotary International assistant governor; holds multiple RI Paul Harris Fellows; is a member Rotary’s Bequest Society;  serves on RI’s District 5495 Committee of Public Image; and is an advisor on The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona Board.

 She serves as a club social media administrator and, has begun to establish onsite connections with Chandler United School District and East Valley non-profit organizations.

 Meanwhile, the club has partnered  with The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona to award a $2,000 vocational scholarship to Omar Federico.

RCSL Rotarians Gary Kay and Jon Lyons interviewed Frederico and said he is employed at a small company where he is helping the owner on small jobs that involve welding and applicable job setups.

He will be starting a one-year welding program at East Valley Institute of Technology.

“Omar’s current passion is welding and learning the business from his boss,” Lyons said. “He is a very dedicated young man who has a great work ethic and wants to ‘earn his way to success.’”

  The vocational fund’s mission is to ensure a revenue stream which will continuously fund vocational education grants requested by struggling Arizona residents who demonstrate the desire and will to enable themselves to thrive

To learn more about being a TRVFA donor: trvfa.org.   

 For more information about Rotary Club of Sun Lakes membership and projects – see www.sunlakesrotary.com. 

Meetings are held on Tuesdays via Zoom and onsite at Saguaro Room of Sun Lakes Cottonwood Country Club, 25219 SE J. Robson Blvd., Sun Lakes.