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History of Camelback Crossroads

In June of 2011, a younger Larry Horton had just returned from a month long trip through District 9640 along the Gold Coast of Australia for a month. He was sent there on a Group Study Exchange to represent Arizona and then District 5510 to the Rotarians of Queensland and New South Wales. His Exchange was epic and inspiring so upon returning he went back to the club that sponsored him and wanted to get more involved in Rotary.
Larry joined the Rotary Club of Tempe Rio Salado. After attending District Conference, Larry met Michael Sherron, another younger Rotarian eager to create a new experience for a new generation of up and coming Rotary members.
Together, Michael and Larry attended the Annual Summer Changeover Ceremony for Tempe Rio Salado. That night was a fun night on many levels but it is also where Michael and Larry found out Tempe Rio Salado had been awarded a pilot program from Rotary International to start a Satellite Rotary Club which had never been done before in Rotary. Tempe Rio Salado was forward thinking and supportive and started a fund to give to Michael and Larry to get the new club off the ground. Michael came up with the name, Camelback Crossroads, and CXR was born.
What started out as a pair of young Rotarians soon became the 20 member club which has made a huge impact locally within the District, nationally, and across the world through their service projects. And we are still going strong. We welcome you to join us and become People of Action— to become Rotarians.


What We Do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace

  • Fight disease

  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

  • Save mothers and children

  • Support education

  • Grow local economies

Our Mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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