December 19th Luncheon: The Rubber Band is Our Entertainment, Jeff Taylor is Our Keynote Speaker

This holiday season marks the 55th year Phoenix Rotary 100 and others will raise money for The Salvation Army through the “Rotary 100 Rubber Band.” The band has raised $1.5 million for programs of The Salvation Army throughout their history!

Laugh and Sing with the Rubber Band!

The Phoenix Rotary 100 will bring us holiday cheer and laughter when its spirited crew, the Rubber Band, serenades us on December 19th.

Holiday songs new and old and dancing are the recipe for this interactive performance, as musicians on wash buckets, fiddles, bell straps, triangles and horns wear their Christmas best and the foolish but lovable Grinch frolics among all of us.

Hear Jeff Taylor, Chairman of the Phoenix Salvation Army Advisory Board, Share His Powerful Story with Us

After lunch, the chairman of the Phoenix Salvation Army Advisory Board, Jeff Taylor, will share with us how the Salvation Army was there for him, just when he needed it the most.

Jeff’s story is one of a powerful redemption. In Jeff’s words, per The Arizona Capitol Times, in an opinion article entitled “Kill proposed marijuana measures and shut gateway to drug abuse” (October 26, 2017):

I grew up playing golf, surfing, going to the University of Arizona to play football and study finance. My first job out of college was as a Wall Street stock options trader, where I earned enough to leave the business at the age of 29. Life was good. Five years later, I was living in a bush in south Phoenix. Marijuana, pain killers and cocaine wiped out my bank account. I turned to burglary to feed my habit and ended up behind bars six times. My life did not turn around until a judge sent me to a Salvation Army drug treatment program. I broke my addiction, earned a teaching accreditation and went to work for the Salvation Army. Today, I chair the board.


To make your reservation, send an email to Type or copy and paste this email address into the “TO” section of your email (because too many of you were having problems with our email link, we’ve decided to provide the email address without the link).
IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours, YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION. Please send another email or call Monica Yelin at 516-423-0330.


Meeting Details:

11:00 a.m. Social

11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch

Grayhawk Golf Club: 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale

On the Menu:

Small Caesar Salad

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Seasonal Vegetables

Rolls and Butter

Red Velvet Cake

Coffee and Tea

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