As many of you know by now, our friend and long-time Rotarian, James R (Jim) Green, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City.  Jim had fought with a number of issues for the past few months and, sadly, they eventually got the best of him.
Jim was the sort of gentleman for whom everyone seems to have a kind and/or humorous story.  He rarely failed to touch the lives of everyone he met in an amazing and positive way.  I moved to Arizona just 3 years ago and immediately become involved with the Rotary Club of Sun City.  When I accepted their invitation to become their current club president, Jim became my Obi-wan.  If Jim didn’t know something about Rotary…and the community of Sun City…it probably wasn’t worth knowing.  He has helped me to be the best president that I could be. And that was just the way Jim was.  Whether a leader in the community or a young adult looking to make the world a better place or a high school student simply learning to fit in Jim was always the same – an encourager, mentor and champion.  Service Above Self is a Rotary motto which all Rotarians seek to live by and which Jim Green personified.
Jim’s club, Sun City Rotary, along with Jim’s family, are preparing a memorial service and reception for all his close friends throughout Arizona.  This will take place 11:00 am, Saturday, April 28th at the Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 W Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, AZ.
So many of us have a favorite “Jim” memory.  We hope to see all of you to celebrate Jim’s life and legacy. Thank you for helping us to honor Jim,
Steve Bjornstad
President, Rotary Club of Sun City
NOTE: Many people have asked How can I be part of Jim’s Celebration? 
1) You may wish to donate to a fund to offset some of the expenses of the service/reception and for the planting of a memorial tree in Sun City (in cooperation with our friends at the Sun City PRIDES).  Remaining funds will be used to further Jim’s favorite Area of Focus – Promoting Peace.  Please send any donations to Jim Hargrave, Treasurer, Rotary Club of Sun City, PO Box 1683, Sun City, Arizona 85351. 
2) Send 1 or 2 photos favorite photos for our slideshow celebrating Jim.  Please send high quality/high resolution photos only and include a short caption/phrase that describes the time/place.  E-mail them to Steve Bjornstad at
by Steve Bjornstad, President, Rotary Club of Sun City