Your invitation to the Golden Rule Banquet 2017 / Menus shared

You and your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors are warmly invited to a great community-building event, the 12th Annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet!   It will be at the Mesa Convention Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Legendary Phoenix broadcaster and KTAR News executive Pat McMahon will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Along with about 900 people in our community you will have the opportunity to be deeply inspired!

Sometimes it is easy to forget all the good that is happening in our world especially when we are bombarded with national news of tragedies, war, civil unrest and hate crimes. However the principles of compassion, service and justice still exist and you need only look right here in Arizona to find it.  The Golden Rule Awards Banquet celebrates individuals and organizations who are exemplifying the Golden Rule, a universal principle contained in most faith traditions and many secular codes of ethics.

“Actions speak louder words, said Executive Director Larry Fultz of AZIFM.  “Once again AZIFM highlights people/organizations in our community who have demonstrated in their lives the principles of the Golden Rule and giving back to our community.  “Their examples inspire and encourage. This is why we are looking forward to celebrating the lessons of their lives at this uplifting and heart-warming event.”

The entire slate of honorees that will receive the prestigious award are: (please click the pictures so you can see them and why each one is being honored. Thank you.)

Mr. Brian Mueller – The Darl Andersen Golden Rule Award

Meadowlark Lemon (posthumously) – Character In Sports Award

St. Francis Xavier Arrupe Project – Youth Award

Gabriel’s Angels – Humanitarian Golden Rule Award

The MANA House (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) – Service to Veterans Golden Rule Award

Emcee – Pat McMahon, Radio, TV personality

The evening will also include a Faith Fair where guests can learn about 25 different faith traditions and how the Golden Rule theme of “treating others as you want to be treated” – is weaved through all of them.

There will be a first-time Silent Auction during the Faith Fair Reception.  Proceeds from the silent auction and banquet will support the organization’s Golden Rule educational programs for youth in particular, as well as its service capacity.  For further information, please see our website at
Event details link

We thank our generous Sponsors!
Pivotal Sponsor, Mr. David C. Lincoln
and SUNDT Construction

We are happy to share our Interfaith Menus with you!  When you purchase your tickets you can choose what meets your needs.  We are grateful to have input from everyone so we can have a beautiful celebration with a dinner that honors all the faith traditions!


Main Menu:
Entrée Stuffed Chicken with Green Chilis and Jack Cheese in Green Chili Sauce
Salad – Jicama Citrus Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing
Vegetables: Medley of Carrots, Cauliflower and Green Beans / Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Dessert: Three Berry Fruit Tart

Vegetarian Menu:
Salad: Jicama Citrus Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing
Entrée – Grilled Vegetable Wellington
With Medley of Carrots, Cauliflower and Green Beans / Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Dessert: Three Berry Fruit Tart

Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Menu
Salad: Citrus Salad W/Pecans with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing (W/O Onions & Garlic), Served with dinner roll without egg or honey
Entrée Vegetable Uthappam with Coconut Chutney / Navaratan Korma (Served in a Soup Cup)
Rice Pilaf / Tava Fry / Paratha
Dessert: Fresh Fruit Plate

Gluten-free and glatt kosher upon request as well.