Superior Rotary names new president, Soyla ‘Kiki’ Peralta

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Rita Wentzel and Kiki Peralta working on baskets that were raffled off during the recent Apache Leap Mining Festival.
Nina Crowder | Superior Sun

Superior Sun

The Superior Rotary has a new president Soyla “Kiki” Peralta. Kiki joined the rotary about four months ago, and when the need arose for a president she was a great choice for the group. Kiki was born in Florence and grew up in Superior, moved away for a few years and moved back to raise her family. The rotary currently has 13 members and continues to grow. Kiki is prideful of her community involvement and hopes to help make a difference in the community.

The rotary club put together gift baskets and raffled off tickets for the Apache Leap Festival. Some of the gifts are a Keurig Coffee Maker, Lia Sophia Jewelry Basket, dinner basket and a Diamondbacks tub valued between $100 and $300. The rotary helped attend to the Bob Jones Museum during the Apache Leap Festival. The raffle funds will go towards the annual scholarship fund for Superior Unified School District students.

The purpose of the rotary club is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world. The object of the rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise in giving back to the communities.

In Superior, the rotary focuses on the youth because they feel the youth represent our future. Some of the contributions made by the rotary consist of on-going recognition of the students of the month at luncheon meetings, providing dictionaries to each third grade student each school year, providing thesauruses to each fifth grade student each school year, participating in the annual FCCLA competitions, sponsoring Girls and Boys State Competitions, sponsoring a Student in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA), sponsoring a student in the rotary youth exchange, two annual $500 scholarships to graduating seniors, annual contributions to the Superior Food Bank and other donations to help end Polio.

Anyone can join the Rotary. The Superior Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon for a luncheon at Los Hermanos Blue Room. During the meetings the group interacts on many topics, recognize the students of the month or other guests, conduct business, share resources and opportunities and simply enjoy coming together with a common goal. The quarterly dues of $90 include the weekly meal, the quarterly dues to Superior’s District 5500, semi-annual dues to Rotary International, club insurance and a monthly subscription to the Rotary magazine. Come see what new things are happening and feel free to ask questions. The Superior Rotary group is certainly alive with enthusiasm and excitement for the future of the town. Good luck to the new President Soyla “Kiki” Peralta, we wish her good fortune and good luck!

Nina Crowder (45 Posts)

Nina Crowder is a resident of Mammoth. She volunteers in several local organizations. She covers events throughout the Copper Corridor and Superior Town and School governance.

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