Past President, John Eagleston was supported by a full table of his family during his final meeting of the 2016-17 Rotary Year. 

He received an interesting humorous award presented by Pam Cohen, but also received a commemorative picture frame which will have a group photo of him with his family members who were in attendance mounted in it.
A plaque with a symbolic gavel was presented by John to Allan Cady, who will serve as Club President for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
John listed many things for Mesa West members to be proud of in the way of accomplishments of the club through its members during his year of service. 
  • International Project - Guaymas going into our 25th year - 300 children and adults were treated.  We had 40 volunteers
  • Our club hosted Lorena and committed funds for two exchange students for 2017-2018 and partnered with two other clubs for inbound.
  • Five students were sponsored for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
  • Continued to sponsor Westwood High School's Interact Club
  • Gave two $1,000 scholarships to two Westwood students for college education
  • Sponsored 3 ASU Rotaract girls to attend the RI International Convention in Atlanta (participated in a district grant to qualify these girls for funds to attend)
  • Sponsored a District Grant for Lowell Elementary - purchasing 400 3-ring binders and 35 cases of copy paper
  • Conducted a Choices program for High School Students in Chandler
  • We joined with 23 other clubs in the district on a major grant for the East Valley Adult Center purchasing $11,000 in supplies for the center.
  • Completed a handy man project for the East Valley Senior Center
  • Teamed up with the Flagstaff club and many other clubs for a Global Grant to Mongolia
  • Rang the Salvation Army Bell the entire month of December raising $12,901.  This was the highest amount raised in the East Valley.
  • Gave DG Tonya Watson a $10,000 check from towards the TriDistrict Vocational Fund
  • Our club will either be #1 in the district or within the top 3 for the most contributed to The Rotary Foundation.  We will be somewhere above $22,000.
  • Membership was up a net 13 members this year.  With four of the new members under age 40.  We are the highest in the District in the medium sized clubs for growth.
  • A Corporate Sponsorship program was implemented with Fundraising.