Posted on Oct 16, 2017
 
 
SPEAKER:
 
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
 

 
 

Mayor Rothschild is a native Tucsonan. His grandmother moved to Tucson in 1942 and opened a used furniture store on South 12th Avenue.

He is a graduate of Canyon del Oro High School, Kenyon College and the University of New Mexico Law School. After serving as a law clerk for District Court Judge Alfredo C. Marquez, he went on to a 30-year career practicing law with the firm of Mesch, Clark and Rothschild. He served as managing partner for the firm and concentrated his practice in the areas of business law and estate planning.

The mayor has a long history of service with many nonprofits in the community and served as Board President for Casa de los Niños, Handmaker Services for the Aging and Temple Emanu-el. He has been married to Karen Spiegel for 34 years and has three adult children, Isaac, Nathan and Molly.

https://www.mayorrothschild.com/

 

 

 

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Speaker October 17, 2017 2017-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
OPR Board Approves 2 New Members! 2017-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference Friday 13th; No Regular Meeting Tuesday Oct 10th 2017-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
OPR FWHS Student of the Month 2017-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2017
 
SPEAKER:
 
Dr. Baker, Superintendent FWSD
 
October 3, 2017
 

 
 
 

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals—referred to as Dreamers after the DREAM Act bill—were enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 and rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017.[1]

In November 2014 President Barack Obama announced his intention to expand DACA to cover additional illegal immigrants. But multiple states immediately sued to prevent the expansion, which was ultimately blocked by the courts. The United States Department of Homeland Security rescinded the expansion on June 16, 2017, while continuing to review the existence of the DACA program as a whole. The DACA policy was rescinded by the Trump administration on September 5, 2017, but full implementation of the rescission was delayed six months to give Congress time to decide how to deal with the population that was previously eligible under the policy.[2]

Dr. Baker, Superintendent FWSD: DACA and the impact on public education 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2017
 
Thanks to our Poker Tourney Committee:
 
Keith Ganske, Chair
Sam Behrend
Paul Hawkins
Tom Taylor
Tori Meyer
Beth Dannheim
Adrienne Barker
Jim Lovelace
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AND A BIG "THANK YOU" TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS:
 
BeachFleischman PC, Platinum Sponsor
Chris Pendleton & Shannan Marty, Tierra Antigua, Food Sponsor
GAP Ministries, Food Sponsor
Garment Graphics, Trophy Sponsor
Talk To Dina, Beverage Sponsor
Beth Dannheim, American Family Insurance, Prize Sponsor
A Handyman's Haven, Prize Sponsor
Tierra Right of Way
Keegan Linscott & Kenon
Artisan Builders
Tucson Federal Credit Union
McDonalds
Dr. Chang Dentistry
Saguaro Renovations LLC
All Communications
Dolly Quinn
Summit Hut
Becker Software
Madaras Gallery
SNAP Fitness
 
16th Annual Poker Tourney Big Success!!! 2017-09-30 07:00:00Z 0
Nick Pierson, OPRs Newest Member!!! 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Off-Site Vocational Visit Watershed Management Group 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
District Governor Joe Hentges 2017/2018 Visit to OPR 2017-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2017
SPEAKER 9/5/17
 
City Court Magistrate, Michael Pollard
 

 
 
Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans
 SAJV is a newly organized non-profit corporation with the purpose of raising funds to provide access to justice for Veterans, particularly those alleged to have committed misdemeanor offenses within the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC), which includes Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and South Tucson.   Under the leadership of a Viet Nam era Marine who now is a City Court Judge, Tucson City Court instituted a modified diversion program for misdemeanor offenders who are Veterans. The Court monitors their progress while providing them treatment needed to again become productive members of the community.
            At the time, the RMVTC was started, there were only 18 such Courts in the county, and the Tucson program was funded by grants from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service. There are now over 300 courts across the county. The federal resources are diminishing, and so SAJV was created to help fund services through the RMVTC . Money received will help the Court insure Veterans receive needed services such as substance abuse counseling, domestic violence classes, mental health treatment, anger management, and DUI classes.
            One can’t overstress the trauma some Veterans experience integrating into civilian society after the stress of sometimes multiple tours in the Middle East. This program helps some of those in need.
Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans 2017-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2017
SPEAKER
 
August 29, 2017
 

 
 
 
Joe & Brigitte Hentges
 
Joe Hentges of the Rotary Club of Marana - Dove Mountain was installed as 2017-18 district governor at a celebration on June 25. A Rotarian for the past 32 years, Joe is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.  In addition, he has served as a member of the Cannon Falls, MN, and the Woodstock, IL, Rotary Clubs.

He also served as Assistant Governor and District Membership Committee Chair.  He has served as a club president three times: Woodstock, Il, 1995-1996; and Marana-Dove Mountain, AZ, 2011-2013.  Both Joe and Brigitte are Paul Harris Fellows and are members of the Bequest Society.  Joe is a member of the Paul Harris Society.
2017/2018 D5500 DG Joe Hentges 2017-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2017
 
SPEAKER AUGUST 22, 2017
 
VICKI WILLAN
 
 

 
 
What We Do

Blessings has been working with the Queen of Angels House (formerly Casa Pepito) in Agua Prieta since its beginning in 2002.  The organization provides basic living items, including clothes, food and hygiene supplies.  Every fall Blessings provides school uniforms and shoes, backpacks and school supplies for all of the school-age children.  For Christmas, through generous donations of our sponsors, each child is provided with a new pair of shoes, socks, underwear, a toy and one new clothing item, such as sweat pants or a jacket.  Ongoing throughout the year the organization provides food, clothing and household supplies for the orphanage as requested.  The collaboration of the employees of the facility with our volunteers has been a successful relationship for many years.
 
 
Vicki Willan is the President of Blessings from the Heart, Inc, an Arizona nonprofit corporation.  She is a University of Arizona graduate, and the parent of three grown children and two grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and her pets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blessings from the Heart 2017-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
16th Annual OPR Rotary Poker Tourney 2017-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
Recent History of OPR Foundation Donations 2017-08-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER AUGUST 8, 2017
 

 
 
Dr. Lyn Olsen has been the director of the federal grant Upward Bound Trio Program which provides a wide variety of college prep services to disadvantaged, low-income, high school students from Rincon, Amphi, Presidio and Flowing Wells Schools.  She has provided all types of students services as well as taught for over 20 years at Pima Community College.  She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona and her master's in public administration from Montana State University.    She has five national certifications in healthcare administration as well as written many books and done hundreds of presentations on a wide variety of topics.
Trio Upward Bound, Removing Barriers to School Success, Dr. Lynette Olsen 2017-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2017
OPR President Sam Behrend along with member sponsors, Diane Ventura-Goodyear and Keith Ganske, welcome new Old Pueblo members Nina Mamula and Patrick Kerr.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome Aboard Nina Mamula & Patrick Kerr!! 2017-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER August 1, 2017
 
Dr. Nic Clement
 
 
 
Nic Clement retired in 2013 after serving nine years as the Superintendent of Flowing Wells School District in Tucson, Arizona.
Following retirement, Dr. Clement was appointed to the Ernest McFarland Citizen’s Chair in Education at Northern Arizona University. In this endowed faculty position, Dr. Clement is responsible for teaching & advocating for education throughout the nation.
In addition to his NAU responsibilities, Dr. Clement serves as a consultant with the Arizona School Boards Association, doing Board training and conducting Superintendent Searches and is currently coordinating efforts to recruit the new Tucson Unified School District Superintendent.  Dr. Clement is also a Mentor with the AASA National Superintendent Certification program.
Dr. Clement recently authored 3 books, Legendary Teacher Stories, Legendary Leadership Lessons and a children's book, The Reading Pig Goes to School with all royalties being donated to the Legendary Teacher Day Foundation.  Legendary Teacher Day is a grassroots effort started by Dr. Clement 3 years ago.  Legendary Teacher Day is the 4th Thursday in September and everyone is encouraged to contact the Legendary Teacher in their life on this day and let them know about the difference their Legendary Teacher made in their life.
 
 
Update on the search for TUSD Superintendent 2017-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
 
 

On July 25, 2017, the board of Old Pueblo Rotary approved the membership applications for two proposed new members.

 

Nina Mamula was proposed by Diane Ventura-Goodyear. Nina is a realtor with the Vermillion Group.   

 

J Nicolas Pierson was proposed by Maurice Saroni.  Nick is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual. 

 

From everyone at Old Pueblo Rotary, WELCOME ABOARD!

 

 

Board Approves Two More New Members!!! 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
Club Board Meeting today at Noon 7/25/17 at Hotel Tucson 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary in Palestine and a Proposed Global Grant
 
 
Rotary in Palestine and a Proposed Global Grant
 

Michael is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset,  chartered in 1983, and served as Club President in 1992-93. Michael has served Rotary District 5500 in many positions, including District Governor in 2011-12.  He currently is Chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee.

Michael was a member of D5500’s all Rotarian GSE team to the Russian Far East in 1998 and was team leader for the GSE team to Japan in 2007. He has participated in four Rotary Friendship Exchanges and traveled to India in 2005 to participate in a Polio National Immunization Day. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, member of Paul Harris Society, Major Donor, and Member of the Bequest Society.  Michael recently received the Service Above Self Award, Rotary International’s highest honor.  Fewer than 150 Awards are presented worldwide each year.

Michael graduated from Stanford University and the University of Arizona College of Law. He is past-president of the Pima County Bar Association and served 12 years as a Hearing Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Commission. He currently practices personal injury law and civil litigation in Tucson. 

PDG Michael Drake, Speaker July 18, 2017 2017-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 09, 2017
Amazon
 
Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Remind your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Saguaro Tucson Rotary Club Foundation.

Use the following message and link below in email, social media and on your website to tell your employees, donors and volunteers about how to get amazing deals on Prime Day and generate donations. Also, copy and share the image in this email.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Saguaro Tucson Rotary Club Foundation. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2543301
Earn Amazon Smiles for OPR Foundation 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly July 11, 2017 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
At the last regularly scheduled OPR board meeting, Patrick Kerr, UofA Researcher, was approved for club membership.  Keith Ganske is his sponsor.
 
Welcome aboard!!!
 
 
Board Approves New Member, Patrick Kerr 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Amazon
 
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Dear Sarah LoRang,

Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Remind your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Saguaro Tucson Rotary Club Foundation.

Use the following message and link below in email, social media and on your website to tell your employees, donors and volunteers about how to get amazing deals on Prime Day and generate donations. Also, copy and share the image in this email.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Saguaro Tucson Rotary Club Foundation. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2543301
 
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Please note that this message was sent to the following e-mail address: slorang@klkcpa.com
 
 
 
Earn Amazon Smiles for OPR Foundation 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
No Regular Meeting July 4th, 2017 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Wonderful 60th Annual Officers' Installation Dinner 2017-06-25 07:00:00Z 0
60th Annual Officers' Installation Banquet 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2017/2018 2017-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
OPRs Newest Member Art Wohlers! 2017-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER:
 
Callie Jordan
 
6/20/2017
 
 
 
 

Callie Jordan – Hummingbird Bio

 
I have been a teacher since I told the other kids in my neighborhood how to have a dog show at age 8. Formally, I started with teaching high school French right out of college to having most recently retired from 25+ years teaching Adult Ed computer classes. I’ve been on Speakers' Bureaus for several nonprofits and done presentations on environmental issues along the way (want to know about eating insects?). My interests have always included enjoyment, protection, preservation of the natural world.
I joined Tucson Audubon before I even moved here from Oregon, knowing I’d meet people who were interested in habitat and ecosystems. As a bonus, though I’m still not much of an actual birder, I’ve learned a little bit by osmosis and can recognize several of the more distinctive Arizona birds. I particularly like the ones that come to feeders, or sit still on a branch long enough to focus on them --- especially if they’re brightly colored.

Everyone Loves Hummingbirds

 
One unmistakable bird is a hummingbird, and it is one that is both brightly colored and readily comes to feeders. It’s an easy bird to attract --- they don’t require a lot of space, don’t mind people, don’t need much more than a hanging feeder of sugar water. In fact, you can do a lot to help hummingbirds by providing food in the urban areas that don’t have as many native flowers they ordinarily rely on.
For Tucson Audubon, this is the Year of the Hummingbird. Hummingbirds are fascinating to watch, and make us all wonder how they can do so much when they’re so tiny. From their special flying abilities to the iridescence of their feathers, there are amazing facts still being discovered.  Our volunteers are offering lessons to elementary classes through Tucson, with 28 already completed during the Spring semester --- and we’ll start back up in the Fall. But rather than let the kids have all the fun, we also offer the presentations to adults.
The Year of the Hummingbird, Callie Jordan, 6/20/2017 2017-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
CLUB DARK JUNE 13, 2017
 
RI Convention in Atlanta
 
 
OPRs very own Wood Carving Expert!
 
 
 

 
 
NEXT Regular Club Meeting June 20, 2017
 
Callie Jordan
 
The Year of the Hummingbird
 
 
No Meeting June 13, 2017, Club Dark! 2017-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER 6/6/2017
 
Kristin Harrison
 

 
Kristin Harrison is a Support Specialist with Tu Nidito Children & Family services. Kristin has been working with families in the serious illness program for the past seven years. She started out as a volunteer over 8 years ago. Tu Nidito is a community based non-profit organization that offers support for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one, a parent’s serious illness or a child’s serious illness. In 2016, Tu Nidito offered free support groups and one-on- one services to 348 families that represented 829 children. It is our mission to create a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. Our vision is that No Child Grieves Alone.
 
Tu Nidito - "No Child Grieves Alone" 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting and No Offsite May 30, 2017 2017-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
No Regular Meeting Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
TFD Representatives accept OPR check for Camp Fury 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
Empower Women in Uganda Project 2017-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER May 9, 2017
 
 
Stacy Rupprecht Butler is an attorney and President of the Board of Directors for Step Up to Justice, a non-profit civil pro bono law center.  She has been active in developing and supporting volunteerism in the Pima County legal community since 1998.  Ms. Butler is employed as the permanent law clerk to the Hon. Jennifer G. Zipps, United States District Court, District of Arizona.  She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Step Up to Justice: Expanding the Reach of Pro Bono Civil Legal Services 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Linda Mazon Gutierrez was proposed by Lynn Kastella. She is President and CEO of her own company Poravion which is putting in new restaurants and shops at the Tucson Airport.
 
OPR welcomes it's newest member!
 

 
 
 
 

Induction of OPRs Newest Member, Linda Mazon Gutierrez! 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly at Regular Tuesday Meeting - May 2, 2017 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our Newly Remodeled Meeting Room 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
 
In Case you missed it!
 
Co-Presented by Old Pueblo and Presidio Rotary Clubs
 
A "Big Shout Out to Concert Committee"
 
Sam Behrend, Maureen Slack, Roy Slack, Craig Sumberg, & Jim Lovelace
 
And a Very Special Thanks to the:
 
FOX TUCSON FOUNDATION, Tamara and Maddy Mack, Theatre Managers, and Emily Pratt, Box Office Manager
 

 
 
 

 

 
5th Annual Concert Fundraiser, Big Crowd, Huge Success! 2017-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Annual Fox Fundraiser Tribute Concert 4/15 @ 7:30PM 2017-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

 
 

On April 11, 2017, the board of Old Pueblo Rotary approved the membership applications for two proposed new members.

 

Kirti Khalsa was proposed by Diane Goodyear. Kirti is CEO of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.  She is a transferring member from Pantano Rotary Club. She was brought into Rotary by Randy Brooks of the Marana Club. She has been active in International Projects in Nogales and Mexico; she will also be staffing an Alzheimers booth for the International Convention in Atlanta this year. 

 

Linda Mazon Gutierrez was proposed by Lynn Kastella. She is President and CEO of her own company Poravion which is putting in new restaurants and shops at the Tucson Airport.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Proposed New Members 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
SPEAKER APRIL 11, 2017
 
Carl Foster, with Flying Samaritans
 
 
 

 
 

I have been flying for the Tucson chapter of the Flying Samaritans since September 2006. Flying Samaritans is a nonprofit organization that provides free dental and medical services to underserved communities in Baja California. I first soloed in April 1975 and have accumulated over 1500 hours of flying since then even with a 22-year gap. 

 

I retired from Raytheon Missile Systems as an Engineering Fellow in 2011. I moved from San Diego to Tucson in 1994 with the merger of General Dynamics Convair and Hughes Missile Systems. My main interests are amateur radio, scuba diving, woodworking, and aviation. 

 
 
Flying Samaritans, Carl Foster 2017-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
SPEAKER 4/4/2017
 
NILE RAMSBOTTOM
 

 

I worked at Purina for 33 years , was a corporate officer for the last 16 years.  I, along with my fellow executives were all fired within 48 hours during a corporate take over.  I started over at 55 and , along with some partners, built a Biodiesel business that today is the largest in North America with $1.5 Billion in sales.  We are public listed on NASDAQ as REGI.   My wife and I have a charity called God Cares that has helped Veterans get to a better place in life.  We have helped several 100’s of veterans and their families in the 9 years we have been in business from all over the US.

 

The presentation is about all the personal obstacles that I had to overcome and lessons learned that I hope can inspire others.  I have spoken to many Universities, groups and Rotary clubs.  I am a Rotarian from Iowa, Illinois and Ohio.

 

My book, “Prepare for Leadership, from farm boy to Times Square” is a 5 star rated book on Amazon.  My website is: nileramsbottom.com

 

 

 
Nile Ramsbottom - Prepare Leadership 2017-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting And No Offsite 3/28/2017 - 4th Week of the Month 2017-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 3/14/2017
 
Amy Allen
BGS Science, Technology, Health & Societies
Class of 2017 | University of Arizona
President | Rotaract Club at the University of Arizona
 

 
 
Originally from northern Arizona, I have grown to love Tucson over the past five years, and Rotaract has been a huge part of that. My involvement of the club, starting with reinvigoration the clubs life on campus 4 years ago to becoming president once again this past year, has shown me the beauty of our city and its desire to only get better. I am an avid fan and player of soccer and enjoy snowboarding when I can, and live with my sister Angel, who is a Rotarian with Tucson Sunrise Rotary. I will be graduating from the University of Arizona soon with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Science, Technology, Health and Societies, and I am so very excited to move on to the next chapter of my life. I look forward to seeing where Rotaract goes once I have left, and have been so fortunate to be involved with Rotary as much as I have been.
UofA Rotaract President, Amy Allen 2017-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Tucson Fire Department, March 7, 2017 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
Annual FOX Concert Fundraiser April 15 @ 7:30 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
 
No Meeting and No Off Site Scheduled for today 2/28/2017!
 

 
 
NEXT WEEK - 3/7/2017 ------
 
OPR starts back at Hotel Tucson, with their newly remodeled room!
 
Guest Speaker:
 
Fire Chief (or Assistant Fire Chief) - Tucson Fire Department
 
 
No Regularly Scheduled Meeting 2/28/2017!!! 2017-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
FEB 14, 2017 MEETING at BROTHER JOHN's BBQ 2017-02-11 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 2/14/2017
 
Rotary Family Health Days and Empowering Women in Rural Uganda
 
 
 
Phil is a research and strategic planning professional who had a 28-year career in higher education administration and teaching Research Methods at the graduate level. He has directed more than 100 program evaluation projects, some multi-million-dollar longitudinal econometric studies for U.S. government agencies.
 
He currently chairs the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors 2014-17, a committee of The Rotary Foundation with 21 Technical Coordinators and 700 Technical Advisors.  He designed and coordinates the evaluation research for Rotary Family Health Days in ten African countries and in India which serve more than a half million indigent people each year.  His 2015 Global Grant, Strengthening Diagnostics in Rural Uganda Healthcare, has been selected by the Centennial Committee to be featured at the Atlanta convention as an exemplary project.
 
He founded two Rotary clubs in the Russian Far East and was instrumental in starting the Rotary Club of Ramallah—Rotary’s first in an occupied territory.  There are now four very successful Rotary clubs in the Palestinian West Bank.
 
Phil served on the RI Board of Directors 2008-2010 where he was training moderator for incoming board members, board liaison to the Rotary Foundation Trustees, and chair of the Administration Committee.
 
Phil and Kathleen are members of the Paul Harris Society, Arch C. Klumph Society, and they have a TRF Donor Advised Fund, Gift Annuity, and Charitable Remainder Trust.
 
 
 
 
PRID Philip J. Silvers, PhD 2017-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
 
Annual Off Site Visit at Flowing Wells High School
 
February 7, 2017
 
ROTC, Choir, Orchestra, Dance, Jazz Band
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


 

 
 
 

Great Entertainment Provided by FWHS! 2017-02-07 07:00:00Z 0
Annual Off Site Visit to Flowing Wells High School 2017-02-06 07:00:00Z 0
OPRs Newest Paul Harris Member! 2017-02-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Old Pueblo, Marana, Pantano, Pima, Presidio and Sunset Rotary Clubs are hosting.
 
Shlomo & Vito's
 
Tuesday January 31, 2017
 
5:30-7:30PM
 

 
Quarterly Mixer Time!!! 2017-01-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 13, 2017
SPEAKER 1/17/2017
 

 
Mindy Griffith, Volunteer and Event Coordinator at BAG IT!
 

BAG IT reaches out to cancer patients, of any gender, age, or cancer type, at a critical time – right after their diagnosis. The information is designed to help them cope with their diagnosis, move more competently through the treatment process, empower them to become an active member of the treatment team, and transition to follow up care.

BAG IT provides information to people with any cancer and their families to help them cope with their diagnosis and treatment.  BAG IT helps Fight The Fear.

BAG IT will empower patients to be more involved in their care, advocate for themselves, and learn to cope with the challenges associated with diagnosis and treatment. Further, BAG IT empowers cancer advocates to promote this same vision in their communities.

 

 
 
 
 
Mindy Griffith, Volunteer and Event Coordinator at BAG IT! 2017-01-13 07:00:00Z 0
Tucson Rotary Clubs Happy Hour 2017-01-13 07:00:00Z 0
Mindy Blake, Regional Transportation Authority 2017-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 19, 2016
SPEAKER DECEMBER 20, 2016
 
 

 
 
 
Yvonne Ervin, CFRE
Executive Director
Jazz in January
 
 
 

 
 
Yvonne C. Ervin, CFRE, worked in development for a dozen years in New York City, where she held the top development positions at the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Bailey House, Hazelden New York and Urban Assembly; and she was Executive Director of the Candies Foundation.  After returning to Tucson in 2011, she was the Director of Development for the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry for two years.  Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Tucson Jazz Festival, which is scheduled for Jan. 16-28, 2015.  She has raised more than $10 million dollars during her fundraising career.

Before moving to New York in 1998, she was the executive director of the Tucson Jazz Society for nine years, building it from 500 members and a $50,000 budget to become the largest jazz society in the country with 2,100 members, a budget of $250,000 and 42 concert productions a year. She volunteered for the TJS for eight years before becoming the organization’s first paid employee and, during that time, organized “Primavera,” the world’s longest-running women’s jazz festival. For five years, she was marketing director for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra following a year in the same position with the statewide Arizona Dance Theatre.

For four year, she was the Secretary of the Executive Board of the International Association of Jazz Educators, representing the jazz industry on the board. In her mid-20s, she was the Vice President of the American Federation of Jazz Societies. She currently serves as treasurer of the board of the Santa Cruz Alliance for the Arts which presents the Mingus Hometown Music Festival, a bi-national jazz festival she founded more than 20 years ago.  Since 1989 she has been the Executive Director of the Western Jazz Presenters Network, a coalition of 45 jazz festivals and venues in the West.

Ervin has held seminars on fundraising, audience development and marketing for many statewide and national conventions and was a marketing and artist career development consultant for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Jazz Service Organization. The Mid-Atlantic Arts Alliance and The Kennedy Center hired her to write the curriculum to train new jazz presenters for a National Endowment for the Arts-funded three-year program. Trained in group facilitation methods and skilled in organizational development and planning, she facilitated the meeting where the Arizona Presenters Alliance was formed.

For the past 30 years she has worked as a jazz journalist for print and radio and has interviewed more than 150 jazz legends for KUAZ-FM, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Citizen, Tucson Magazine, Showtimes West, Down Beat, and Music Hound’s Guide to Jazz. Thirty of those interviews are archived at the Library of Congress. She is editor of Hot House magazine and was the jazz columnist for the Tucson Weekly for several years and has written liner notes for RCA, Capri and Doubletime records.

Ervin holds a degree in music and journalism and was a visiting lecturer in Jazz History at her alma matter, the University of Arizona. She has interviewed jazz greats on stage at the Monterey and Telluride jazz festivals and has emceed at the Montreux, Tanglewood and Telluride jazz festivals. For 20 years, she hosted jazz radio programs, first at Illinois

 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Tucson Jazz Festival 2016-12-19 07:00:00Z 0
12/13/2016 OPR Christmas Party! 2016-12-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2016
OPRs 501c3 Foundation, among other business during the year, approved refurbishing TUSDs Cragin Elementary School marquee.  Thanks to Foundation President, Tori Meyer, Shannan Marty and all of OPRs members for pushing this service project through to completion including receiving a matching D5500 grant.  OPR continues to promote youth and public education as part of it's larger mission including the annual Sky School in collaboration with Flowing Wells High School and the U of A.  Other service projects include construction of the gardens at Cragin Elementary school,  YMCA camp funding, an annual literacy project at a Flowing Wells elementary school, volunteering for the Primavera men's shelter, donating children's books to the Reading Seed, service projects at Ben's Bells, annual third grade dictionary project which in 2016 OPR distributed more than 600 free dictionaries, and providing annual unrestricted college scholarships to deserving students.
 
 
 
 

 
OPR Foundation Service Project 2016-12-07 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 12/6/2016
 
Aminata P. Kilungo, Ph.D.
 
Director of Research & Development
Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc
 
 

 
Dr. Aminata Kilungo holds a Ph.D. in Soil, Water and Environmental Science, and Microbiology from the University of Arizona. She is the Director of Research and Development at Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI), and an adjunct lecturer in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on working with underserved communities along the Arizona-Sonora Border region and Sub-Saharan Africa to address water security and safety, and environmental health issues to improve overall quality of life. Some of her current work involves evaluation of the environmental health status along the Arizona-Sonora Border region, looking at water quality in harvested rainwater systems, and building community resilience in communities impacted with cholera outbreak in rural Tanzania.
 
 
Dr. Kilungo, Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. 2016-12-05 07:00:00Z 0
OPRs Annual Boy Scout Bake Sale 2016-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
OPRs FWHS Student of the Month, Katie Daily 2016-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
OPRs Newest Member Induction, Adrienne Barker. 2016-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
OPR 11/15/16 Speaker, Chris Magnus 2016-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER 11/15/2016
 
 

 
Chief Chris Magnus started his public safety career in 1979 as a dispatcher with the City of Lansing.  He was also a paramedic in the mid-Michigan area for close to a decade.  During this same time he realized he wanted to make the transition to becoming a police officer.  After attending the Lansing Community College Police Academy, he became a deputy sheriff at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.  In 1985, he became a police officer with the Lansing Police Department where he spent the next 15 years of his law enforcement career.  In 1999, Chief Magnus became the police chief in Fargo, North Dakota, where he played a key role in implementing the first two-state regional dispatch system in the nation, a forensic children’s interview center, and a refugee liaison program for the area’s many new immigrants and refugees. 
 
In 2006, Chris Magnus was selected as police chief for Richmond, California—a highly diverse, urban community of 115,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He served as chief for 10 years.  During that time he was significantly involved in strengthening ties between the community and its police force, addressing historically high levels of crime, and implementing reforms within the police department.  Both violent and property crime decreased significantly during Magnus’ tenure and community support for the Richmond Police Department substantially improved.
 
Chris Magnus was appointed to be the police chief for the City of Tucson, Arizona in January of 2016.  In this position, he is continuing his commitment to improve services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, addressing community corrections issues, focusing on how police respond to people suffering with mental illness, and supporting a myriad of youth programs and activities.
 
In 2015, Magnus testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing on best practice models of community policing.  The Chief also serves as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice, working closely with both the Civil Rights Division and the COPS Office on policing issues in various cities around the country.
 
Chief Magnus has a Master’s degree in Labor Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.  He attended the “Senior Executives in State & Local Government” program at the Harvard Kennedy School. 
Police Chief for the City of Tucson, Chris Magnus 2016-11-14 07:00:00Z 0

This is Suzanne's 12th year with the Rotary Dictionary Project. It means so much to her! Even with her physical limitations, she still glows from ear to ear each year when she works on this project!

 

Suzanne, contacts the school principal and 3rd grade teachers, tallies the number of books required to fulfill the needs and then places the order.

She then makes sure OP has Rotary Labels printed and are included inside each book.

 

The books are then packaged  into separate boxes for the the individual schools.

 

Suzanne , along with other Rotary Members who are able to accompany her, does NOT just drop the books off to the participating schools, but she presents them to the 3rd grade class(es) with  a 15-20 minute class session - demonstrating to the kids how to obtain information from this dictionary.

 

The teachers love the idea that there are lesson plans on  this website to assist them when teaching.  Http://www.dictionaryproject.org

The schools incorporate these dictionaries into their lesson plans for topics such as for the Maps of the World, The Constitution, US Presidents, Periodic Table of Elements, Facts about Countries & Locations and so much more.

 

The 3rd graders are so excited that they can put their own name in the books and that the book belongs to them! It's an amazing thing to experience! I've included a photo from the Mary Bell McCorkle School of Excellence. http://edweb.tusd1.org/mccorkle/

 

 


 

OPR Annual 3rd Grade Dictionary Project 2016-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
NO MEETING TODAY  11/8/2016
 
Note From President Paul:
 

OPRC members,

 

A huge "shout out" to all those that helped at the Saturday Poker Tournament and huge Kudos to Keith Ganske and Jim Lovelace for all their hard work in organizing the event. What a success and fun time for all!

 

 Next meeting is November 15th when we will officially welcome Adrienne Barker and award both her and Jeff Farmer their official packets. We will be orienting them at 11:15am at the hotel.
 
Next Big event is the Holiday gathering on December 13th at "Jack's house"
 

 


 

 

 
 
15th Annual Poker Tourney Huge Success! 2016-11-08 07:00:00Z 0
No meeting at the Hotel November 8th - be sure to VOTE! 2016-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Adrienne Barker has been proposed by the board for membership.  She is the owner of a professional etiquette business.  We could all use a little brush-up now and again!  Please welcome her as a guest of the club!
 
Prospective Member! 2016-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER 10/18/2016
 
Mike Feder, Executive Director of NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
 

 

Mike Feder has been a General Manager in minor league baseball for 30 years, spending 1989 – 2001 as the GM of the Tucson Toros/Sidewinders and 2011 – 2013 as General Manager of the Tucson Padres. Mike received the Presidential Citation from Minor League Baseball and was the Pacific Coast League’s Executive of the Year in 2013. That was the sixth time he has received the Executive of the Year award in professional baseball. Mike also spent five years with the New Orleans Saints from 2011 – 2015 and two years as Coordinator, Tucson Special Projects for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 & 2015.

 

In his years in Tucson, Mike has been very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Visit Tucson, the Father’s Day Council which raises money for the Steele Children’s Research Center, the Tucson Police Foundation, and the Caballeros Del Sol. Mike was also the Media Director and a Board Member for the Copper Bowl from 1990 – 1996. Feder was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, as well as being honored by the Conquistadores in 1997 for long and meritorious service to the Tucson sports community.

 

He is currently President of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta (six years in Tucson), and Executive Director of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

 

 

 

 

 
Mike Feder & the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl 2016-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
 
Carla Johnson, under the classification Assistant Police Chief, works with the Tucson Police Department.
 
Mike Carsten, under the classification Deputy Fire Chief, works with the Tucson Fire Department.
 
Lynn Kastella, sponsor and President Paul Hawkins.
 
 

Two of OPRs Newest Members! 2016-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER 10/11/2016
 
 
 
 
Ruth Bennett

Executive Director

Funeral Consumers Alliance of  Arizona
520-721-0230

www.FCAAZ.org

Ruth Bennett is the Executive Director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Arizona, one of about 70 affiliates in the United States.

 

She has been involved with the FCA for nearly 11 years, first in Seattle and now here in Arizona.  She also served 8 years on the national Board of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, the last 2 as the Board President.

 

She lives in Green Valley with her spouse and too many cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Arizona 2016-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
On September 14th, Lynn Kastella put forth the name of Carla Johnson for membership in Old Pueblo Rotary Club.  
 
Carla Johnson, under the classification Assistant Police Chief, works with the Tucson Police Department.  Upon publication in two club bulletins and without objection from existing members, Carla will officially become a member following their orientation and payment of initial dues.  Any member who wishes to object to either one's membership should contact the board within 7 days of this publication.
 
Assistant Chief Johnson began her career as a Police Officer with the Tucson Police Department in 1986. She was promoted to Assistant Chief in June of 2015.
 
 
 
 

Prospective New Members! 2016-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
 
On September 24, 2016, President Paul Hawkins submitted the name of Jeff Farmer, as a candidate for membership in Old Pueblo Rotary under the classification of Financial Services Professional.  Upon publication in two club bulletins and without objection from existing members, Jeff will officially become a member following his orientation and payment of initial dues.  Any member who wishes to object to his membership should contact the board within 7 days of this publication.
 
Jeff was a member of the EClub from 2015 through current and is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson and works for New York Life downtown Tucson. 
 

Prospective New Member 2016-09-27 07:00:00Z 0
 
Karen Hollish
Director of Development and Marketing PACC
SPEAKER SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
 
 
Karen Hollish is the director of development and marketing at Pima Animal Care Center. She was hired in March of 2014 to start a fundraising program for the center. At that time, the shelter took in nearly 24,000 pets each year, and it had a save rate of about 74 percent.

Since then, Karen's one-woman program raised more than $3.2 million to help the shelter, as well as an estimated $1 million in critical in-kind support. The investments Karen has cultivated have filled critical resource shortages. Her efforts have helped reduce the number of animals surrendered to the shelter, and they've helped catapult the organization's save rate to 90 percent in 2015.

Before she caught the animal-welfare bug, Karen was a daily newspaper reporter in the Midwest. When she moved in 2011 to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a reporting job, she volunteered her marketing services (and her spare room for fostering kittens) for the Humane Society of St. Thomas. She realized she loved nothing more than hustling for media coverage to help the shelter's pets. She soon changed career paths and has never looked back.

 
 
 
Pima Animal Care Center 2016-09-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 13, 2016
SPEAKER 9/13/2016
 
Betty Stauffer
 
 
 

 

Betty has been the Executive Director of Literacy Connects since it was formed on July 1, 2011. Before that she was the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Tucson since June 2002. Literacy Connects was formed when five well-established literacy organizations in Southern Arizona merged to create one innovative organization. The over-arching mission of Literacy Connects is to open a world of possibilities to people of all ages through literacy and creative arts programs. Together these programs have 97 years of experience and annually serve more than 46,000 people in Tucson, Pima County and Southern Arizona.

 

Betty has lived in Tucson since 2000 having moved here from Cleveland, Ohio. She is a social worker and was the Executive Director of a transitional housing program for homeless families for 10 years in Cleveland. She loves working in literacy because it is addressing one of the root causes of homelessness and poverty, both of which have been her professional focus for 25 years.

 

Betty is the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of three delightful, precocious and adorable little boys.

 
 
Literacy Connects 2016-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Hour SEPT 6 @ 5:30PM - no regular club noon meeting 2016-09-05 07:00:00Z 0
NO CLUB MEETING AUGUST 30, 2016 !!! 2016-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Tucson Rotary Club Happy Hour 9/6/2016 2016-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER August 23, 2016
 
Nick Breckenfeld and 4 FWHS students!
 
I have been a science teacher at FWHS for 7 years.
I teach chemistry and earth science.
I am a avid gardener and rock hound.
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
Flowing Wells UofA Sky School 2016-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
 
NO SPEAKER 8/16/2016
 

 
 
 
 
There is no meeting tomorrow 8/16/2016.  Instead, President Paul is inviting any member to join him between 4-6pm at the Tucson Hotel bar to talk rotary, projects desired events and other worldly topics.
 
NO HOST BAR!
 
 
 
No Regular Club Meeting 8/16/2016 2016-08-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2016
 
SPEAKER 8/9/2016
 
 

 
(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The national publication Library Journal recognizes some of the most dynamic people who work in and for libraries each year. Pima County Public Library congratulates librarian Karen Greene for being named one of this year’s Movers & Shakers for her visionary work to tie alternate modes of travel with literacy. Greene was honored in the category of Community Builder.

Greene founded three programs that connect people in our community with the love of reading. The biggest impact has come from the creation of the Library’s Bookbike program in January 2012, the first public library program of its kind in the nation. Now, four years later, our first Bookbike has attended 335 events, logged 1,135 volunteer hours, pedaled 972 miles, and given away 36,146 free books. In August 2015, our program grew to a fleet of three bikes, and Greene is on well her way to her goal of “world domination by Bookbike.”

Greene also developed the Books on Wheels program to deliver books to homebound and disabled residents in our community who are not able to visit the library in person. Local volunteers select the books and Pima County Bike Ambassadors deliver the books by bicycle. The ambassadors also spend time talking about books and life with our customers who may not have a lot of interaction with people beyond family members and caretakers. The program is a boon to people who can no longer come to the library: a combination of reader’s advisory, wellness check, companionship, and exercise.

Greene’s third innovative mobile literacy program complements the other two: free reading glasses for all who need them. Greene created a partnership with the Downtown Tucson Lions Club, which supplies the Bookbike Program and most libraries with free reading glasses. Each month our libraries distribute over 250 pairs of reading glasses.

 
 
Pima County Public Library 2016-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 8/2/2016
 

 
 
 
Dr. García, a 1992 graduate of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is director and chief medical officer of the Pima County Health Department, a role he assumed in January 2013. His responsibilities include overseeing restaurant and swimming pool inspections, tuberculosis and HIV testing, immunizations, family planning, the Pima Animal Care Center and crisis situations such as last year's outbreak of pertussis in an east-side school district.And his public health work extends far beyond Pima County. In 2013, he was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) roundtable on health equity and health disparities; and the World Health Organization's cervical cancer control and sexually transmitted disease working groups. In October 2014, he was appointed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to the Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and was instrumental in developing a statewide plan to respond to highly infectious diseases such as Ebola.
 
Pima County Zika Upate - Dr. Francisco Garcia 2016-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 25, 2016
 
NO SPEAKER OR REGULAR CLUB MEETING July 26, 2016
 
Off-Site Vocational Visit at Community Food Bank
 
FRIDAY July 29, 2016 AT 1PM
 
 
 
 
3003 S Country Club
 
(AJO and Country Club)
 
Plenty of parking. 
 
Meet inside the front door lobby area.
 
Sandwiches, chips and drinks to be provided by OPR.
 
 
NOTE:  President Paul is requesting we all wear Rotary shirts.
 
 
Off-Site Vocational Visit at Community Food Bank 2016-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER July 19, 2016
 
Past District Governor Michael Drake
 

 
 
Michael brings academic accomplishment and 35 years of experience to the practice of law. He handles civil litigation matters with integrity, promptness, and personal attention.
 
 
 
New rules! Update on action by the RI Council on Legislation and how it affects YOU!
 
 
 
PDG Michael Drake 2016-07-18 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER July 12, 2016
 
 
 
 
Harry George, Managing General PartnerHarry has more than 35 years experience in founding, operating and investing in successful rapid growth technology-related companies.  He co-founded Solstice Capital.  Previously, from 1981 to 1989, Mr. George was co-founder, Director, and Vice-President of Finance for Interleaf Inc.  During this time, Interleaf, a pioneer in electronic publishing, grew to be a publicly traded company with $100 million in annual revenue.  In January 2000, Interleaf was acquired by Broadvision in a stock merger that valued Interleaf at approximately $1 billion.  Prior to this, Harry was a co-founder, Director and Vice President of Finance of Kurzweil Computer Products, subsequently purchased by Xerox Imaging Systems.  Harry has been a Director of a number of private and public companies and is currently a Director of Lumidigm, High Throughput Genomics, Medipacs and Syncardia.  He was active with the Arizona Venture Capital Conference, where he was on the conference screening panel from 2000-2006.  Harry is a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and BIO5.  Harry was a member of the advisory committee of the MBA program at the Eller School of Business of the University of Arizona and serves as an advisor to the Arizona Center for Innovation.  He is also a member of the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee.  From 1996 to 2003, he was a Trustee of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and he currently serves as its Vice Chair of Treasure the Desert Capital Campaign.  He is also a Trustee of the Tucson Museum of Art and serves as secretary-treasurer for the museum.  He received an AB from Bowdoin College.
 
 
Tech Start Ups in Tucson: Harry George 2016-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly, Service Projects and Committees 2016-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
NO SPEAKER 7/5/16 - CLUB ASSEMBLY!!! 2016-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
D5500 6 Club Mixer 6/28/2016 @ Brother Johns 2016-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
2016/2017 Installation Dinner Geat Evening! 2016-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Hawkins Installation Dinner 2016-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 6/14/2016
 

 
 
 

Doug began carving when not tending to chores on the family farm. At 16 he shipped out on a Great Lakes freighter and passed the time during off-duty hours carving small figures. After college graduation, he joined the U.S.Air Force and became a jet fighter pilot. He earned two combat decorations in Korea and again found himself passing time woodcarving. Doug later worked as an elementary and junior high principal. He was active in Boy Scouting with his son, and camp-outs found him carving a caged ball and chain for the fascinated Scouts.

Doug served as president of the Southwest Woodcarvers and is a member of Arizona Woodcarvers, National Woodcarvers Association, and Affiliated Woodcarvers, Ltd.

Doug is available to teach woodcarving seminars and judge exhibits and shows. His carvings are available for sale.

Contact info:
Doug Raine
8411 LaCanada
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 297-2105

 


Doug Raine Vocational Program 2016-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Update - International Projects 2016-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 5/31/2016
 
Kerry Schwartz
 

 
 
 
Kerry Schwartz is Faculty with Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona and the Director of the Arizona Project WET (APW) water education program. Her statewide program develops water stewardship and STEM literacy through three pathways: 1) teacher professional development that evolves instructional practices and deepens content knowledge, 2) direct student outreach that delivers or extends classroom learning, and 3) community engagement that offers effective involvement in K-12 education. Kerry directs a team of education coordinators working out of three extension offices and sustains partnerships with over 30 corporations, foundations and governmental agencies. Her master’s degree in geohydrology and 8 years of experience in environmental consulting enable her to deepen content knowledge about water resources with real world examples. 
 
 
Arizona Project WET 2016-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER May 24, 2016
 
The Creation of a College Mascot- Brutus the Buckeye
 
 
 

 
A Raytheon retiree, Sally is anything but retired! Besides teaching leadership development part-time for Carondelet Health Network, current interests include writing. Sally and former Raytheon colleague Mark Jepperson are developing a Board Work Assessment. Sally is excited to announce the publication of The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye: As Told to his Parents Sally Lanyon and Ray Bourhis by Orange Frazer Press.

Specialties: Leadership coaching, Six Sigma (Black Belt), Change Management
 


Sally Lanyon & Brutus Buckeye 2016-05-20 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 5/17/2016
 
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
 
 
Heather Kinder RN, BSN
 
 

 
 

Nurse-Family Partnership

Are you a first-time pregnant mother in Pima County looking for information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and give your child the best possible start on life?  Our Nurse-Family Partnership program pairs you with a Registered Nurse to help you with a wide variety of areas relating to prenatal and postnatal medical care, as well as raising a healthy baby.  This program is made possible with support from First Things First and Casa de los Niños.  For more information, please contact: 520-207-7310 x208.
 
Nurse Family Partnership Program 2016-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 5/10/2016
 
Brianna Ortega
 

 

Briana is a senior at the University of Arizona, with a major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. At UA, she currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the President of UA Rotaract. After graduating, she will continue her studies in law school and hopes to pursue a career in criminal prosecution. 

 

 
President of the University of Arizona Rotaract Club 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 5/3/2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How Money Can Buy You Happiness
 
 
Kirk Reed is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922, and his father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. Kirk has been a Rotarian since 1991: 20 years in Illinois (president of two clubs and assistant governor) and 5 years in Arizona (Catalina Rotary president). Here in District 5500 he will be our District Governor beginning in 2018. In his professional life he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in the Chicago area for 37 years, most recently at Trinity UMC in the northern suburb of Wilmette, the church featured in the Hollywood movie Home Alone.
 
He is an avid cyclist, a passionate fan of UA sports teams, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs baseball fan. He and his wife Susan have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, living in Oregon, California, and Tucson.
 
DGN 2018/2019 Kirk Reed 2016-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
OFF SITE VOCATIONAL VISIT TO LAGUNA ELEMENTARY 2016-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER APRIL 12, 2016
 

 
 
Mona Lisa Teves
 

 
 

Monalee has 17 years of professional engagement in the development sector particularly in the following areas : Anti-Corruption & Governance, Persons with Disability (PWD), Children, Youth, Women, Volunteers. She has extensive experience in Project Development and Organizational Management. She was the former Executive Director of Transparency International-Philippines and a summer fellow at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria.  She is currently an international consultant for Unishka Anti-Corruption Associates as an organizational development advisor. She has also worked as a management consultant and adviser for a wheelchair project of Handicap International-Philippines. Monalee has vast experience on fundraising, cause-marketing and networking with individuals and organizations in the Philippines and abroad. Her work has brought her to more than 30 countries especially in Europe as well as in some parts of USA, UAE and Southeast Asia. Mona Lee is with the UofA MDP Program as a Global Grant Scholar of Rotary International. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U of A Geography Department 2016-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2016
SPEAKER APRIL 5, 2016
 
Rotary Club Foundation Project

 
University of Arizona
BSEE, Engineeering
 
Self-Employed 1973
 
 
 
 
Glenn Garrett 2016-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Region 9 D5500 Mixer 2016-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
 
SPEAKER 3/22/2016
 
MARK STEGEMAN
 


 
Mark Stegeman grew up in northern California, attending public schools, playing the clarinet badly, and working in a sheet metal fabrication plant after school and during holidays, mostly as a machine operator. After graduating from the local junior college, he completed his junior and senior years at Pomona College, where he graduated Magna cum Laude with a double major in mathematics and economics. Mark received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the top schools in Economics in the world in that field. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Virginia Tech before joining the faculty of the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona.
While at Virginia Tech, Mark was part of a team of engineers, economists, and other experts who advised Hughes Telecommunications on satellite projects. As a longtime owner of commercial property and apartments, Mark has business experience and knows the practical importance of controlling costs.
As a tenured professor at the University of Arizona, Mark has taught introductory economics and intermediate microeconomics to large undergraduate classes, and game theory (the study of strategic decision making) to small Ph.D. classes. He also serves on the university-wide General Education Committee.
Mark became part of the Tucson Unified School District family when the board appointed him as a charter member of the district’s audit committee. He attended scores of board meetings before running for the board in 2008. He was reelected in 2012 by a wide margin.
On the TUSD Board, Mark has been a tireless advocate for academic excellence. “I firmly believe that TUSD can again become a great district, one that is a point of civic pride and enables students to reach their full potential,” he says. “I also believe that restoring the strength of America’s public education system, including large traditional school districts, is critical for our future economic strength. A well-educated population is one of our essential economic and moral resources.”
Mark is running for his second term on the TUSD Board in November 2016.
A Plan to Improve TUSD 2016-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKER 3/15/2016
 

 

 
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is more than 332,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.
Don Edwards 2016-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 04, 2016
SPEAKER MARCH 8, 2016
 

 
Marty Sheedy, Founder and Executive Director of the Project Scissor Gait Foundation

 
 
Project Scissor Gait Foundation is dedicated to supporting those who were born with Eagle-Barrett Syndrome and Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita or AMC. We work closely with those who have PBS and AMC, as well as their family, friends and entire support network. Our mission is to raise awareness and educate the general public in regards to prune belly syndromeand arthrogryposis, as well as finding ways to fund research along with developing our own scholarship program for individuals affected with PBS and AMC.
 
Project Scissor Gait Foundation 2016-03-04 07:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Speakers 2016-02-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 29, 2016
SPEAKER MARCH 1, 2016
 
Mohamed Tangara
 
Former University of Arizona Men's Basketball player
FIBA/NBAD League Professional basketball player
Bachelor of Science Degree from UofA
 

 
Projects in Mali, Africa
Educate, empower, and elevate youth of Mali for a sustainable and peaceful future
 
Projects in Mali Africa 2016-02-29 07:00:00Z 0
One of These Nights Benefit Concert Huge Success! 2016-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
Cragin Elementary Off-Site Visit 2/16/2016 2016-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
No Rotary Meeting February 2, 2016 2016-01-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 22, 2016
OFF-SITE VOCATION VISIT TO FLOWING WELLS HIGH SCHOOL
 
JANUARY 26, 2016
 

 
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome, Caballeros! I feel extremely privileged to serve this community as school principal. 
At Flowing Wells High School, we focus on the three R’s: the Rigor of the curriculum, the Relevance of the learning, and the Relationships with the students.
  • Rigor: We have increased the participation in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, with over 40% of our students enrolled in at least one of the courses. Four years ago we offered three AP classes; now we offer fifteen sections. However, our teachers have incorporated higher-level of thinking activities in all classes. Flowing Wells’ students consistently score higher on the AIMS test than students at high schools with similar demographics. We increased our Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reading score by 16 points and our math score by 39%!
  • Relevance: We recognize that 21st century learners don’t learn the way their parents did. Who would have predicted 16 years ago that our children would have cell phones with cameras, IPods with portable music, the ability to send and receive text messages, PSP gaming systems, hand-held GPS, or blogs, Wiki’s, Facebook, and Twitter? In addition, we are fortunate to have an increasingly diverse student population, with students who have differing cultural backgrounds and experiences. Students have changed, and we will work on changing the way we teach to better help them learn by effectively incorporating technology, prior learning, and personal experiences into our instruction.
  • Relationships: Research indicates that without building strong relationships with students, rigor and relevance is ineffective because learning will not occur. According to the International Learning Center, 60% of seniors are ready for college if they felt supported by teachers; only 15% of those who felt unsupported are ready for college.
Our community climate fosters trust, where students feel secure in discussing academic and personal concerns with teachers and staff. Teachers know what their students’ passions are and what they love to do outside of school. Our teachers attend sporting events, are involved in extra-curricular activities, and support the fine arts. Our staff cares about all of our students, and we appreciate the support of the Flowing Wells community. Go CABS!
Sincerely,
Jim Brunenkant
Principal
 

 
Flowing Wells High School Off-Site Visit 2016-01-22 07:00:00Z 0
One of these Nights - Eagles - Tribute Band 2016-01-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 17, 2016
SPEAKER 2/19/2016
 
 
MARY BELLE McCORKLE
 
 
 

 
 
 
Mary Belle McCorkle is a native Tucsonan, graduate of Tucson High School receiving her three professional degrees at the University of Arizona.  She worked in TUSD as an office manager, a mimeograph operator, teacher, principal, Assistant superintendent, and Governing Board Member. She spent six years in Sunnyside School District as an Assistant Superintendent.  She was interim superintendent of JTED creating its administrative structure and intergovernmental agreements with the Pima County school districts.
She has been recognized for her dedication to public education in many ways and by several organizations. The most significant  was being named Woman of the Year in 1994 by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.  She was humbled to have TUSD's newest school built in 2012 named Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence, K-8.
She was invited to join Old Pueblo Rotary in l990 sponsored by Herb Waesch. She later served as President of the Club when it met at Viscount.  She is married to Richard, a retired Director of Purchasing and Warehousing Services for TUSD and served on the Tucson Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years.  They have two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Richard's father founded Bethel Community Baptist Church over 60 years ago where the entire family still worships.
 
 
The State of Public Education 2016-01-17 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Rotary Foundation EREY Training Session 2016-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
White Elephant Exchange 2015-12-28 07:00:00Z 0
NO REGULAR CLUB MEETING TUESDAY 12/29/2015
 
 

 
 
NEXT REGULAR CLUB MEETING JANUARY 5, 2016
 
WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE
Happy New Year 2016! 2015-12-28 07:00:00Z 0
Annual Christmas Party at Villa Hermosa December 22, 2015.
 
Members are encouraged to bring an auction item to benefit Youth on Thier Own.
 
RSVP if haven't already!
 


 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Party 12/22/2015 at VIlla Hermosa 2015-12-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 18, 2015
Annual Christmas Party will be held at Villa Hermosa located at 6300 E Speedway Blvd.
 
Members are encouraged to bring auction items the proceeds to benefit Youth on Their Own.
 
 
 

 
Christmas Party 12/22/2015 2015-12-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 11, 2015
Terry Sprouse
 
SPEAKER 12/15/2015
 
Terry Sprouse
 
"A story is the shortest distance between a stranger and a friend."​ -- Abraham Lincoln

I am an author, storyteller and Lincoln-ologist. My most recent book is "How Abraham Lincoln:Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones."

I present speeches and seminars on the topics of 1) Inspire and Engage Your Audience with Stories 2) Abraham Lincoln's Storytelling Secrets, and 3) Leadership Through Storytelling..
How Lincoln Used Stories 2015-12-11 07:00:00Z 0
Old Pueblo Rotary Christmas Party 2015-12-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2015
Renee T. Clift, Ph.D.
 
SPEAKER 12/8/2015
 

 
 
 
Dr. Renée Tipton Clift is Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University and has been on the faculty of the University of Houston and the University of Illinois.  While at Illinois she established the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative. Her research investigates factors that affect the process of learning to teach, which includes preservice teachers’ learning, educators’ continuing professional development, and educational leadership. Her current projects include Communities as Resources for Early Childhood Teacher Preparation (CREATE), which examines the change process as the college redesigns the early childhood teacher preparation program to focus more on families and communities; Making the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Accessible to Teachers, which provides professional development for area teachers; and an ongoing study that employs self-study methodology to examine the impact a dean can have on program development.
Recruit and Retain Quality Teachers 2015-12-07 07:00:00Z 0
Randy Brooks - Marana Rotarian 2015-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Boy Scouts Bake Sale Hits $700! 2015-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 23, 2015
 
 
SPEAKER NOVEMBER 24, 2015
 

 
 
 
 

 
Boy Scouts Bake Sale November 24, 2015
 
Boy Scouts Bake Sale 2015-11-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2015
Vicki Willan
 
Speaker, November 10, 2105
 
 
 
Blessings’ Mission is simple:To provide reliable and honest assistance to our neighbors in disadvantaged communities.
 
 

Blessings from the Heart, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that concentrates its efforts on US/Mexico border towns and their inhabitants.  The company is an Arizona nonprofit corporation and is operated in Tucson, Arizona, USA.  The corporation was incorporated in 2002, with full tax exempt status received in 2003.  Blessings has been working with the Queen of Angels House (formerly Casa Pepito) in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico since our inception.  The corporation is focused on the Agua Prieta area, with the intent to provide additional support to the area through educational opportunities and other services as determined.

Blessings from the Heart 2015-11-09 07:00:00Z 0
Presentation of the Poker Tourney Traveling Trophy 2015-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 30, 2015
Speaker November 3, 2015
 
Primavera Foundation
 
Marlo Shedlock
 
Marlo Shedlock
 
Responsible for implementing and managing the volunteer program at Primavera, including recruiting, screening, placement, training and supervision of volunteers in agency programs
• Present to community groups about the agency’s mission and programs
• Maintain volunteer records, coordinate schedules, prepare volunteer training materials
• Lead regular tours and orientations for new volunteers and community members
• Plan and coordinate annual volunteer appreciation event
• Work with the Development team to provide opportunities for volunteers to become donors
• Manage social media marketing and outreach

The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. In a given year 7,500 individuals and families seek a way out of homelessness, a way to find work, a way to become homeowners. Primavera works with these individuals and families on their way to economic self-sufficiency by providing programs that focus on survival, stability, security, and sustainability.
Coordinator of Volunteers at The Primavera Foundation 2015-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Presidio Rotary Passport Event 2015-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Speaker October 27, 2015
 

 

 
Teresa Baker
 
Executive Director
 
Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation of youth in Pima County in grades 6-12, by helping them to remain in school and stay focused on the goal of graduation. Our Programs include a monthly Living Stipend earned through good grades and school attendance; Emergency Needs such as bus passes, food, school supplies, etc.,; after graduation scholarships, Career and Workforce development. The YOTO program also provides guidance and mentoring. In 2014-2015 school year, YOTO served over 1,500 homeless youth in over 140 local/area schools. As Executive Director, Teresa is responsible for all business and infrastructural support; fund development; marketing/advertising; staff recruitment and management: and program services. Teresa increased overall revenues from $700K supporting 350 youth in 2010 to $2.2M in 2014 supporting over 1,500 youth.
Youth on Their Own 2015-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
This Year's Poker Tourney Winner Is! 2015-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2015
 
Speaker October 20, 2015
 
Kristine Perez, Primary Contact
 
330 N. Commerce Park Loop
Ste 100
Tucson, AZ 85745
 
 

Our mission is to spread help, hope & answers

Easter Seals Blake Foundation is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Our educational, therapeutic, family support and community living programs are designed in accordance with our mission: to enable each individual served to discover and meet his or her maximum potential for independent, productive living and developmental growth.
 

The Story of Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

 
Easter Seals Blake Foundation 2015-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Ernie Montagne 2015-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Tucson City Charter Changes 2015-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 04, 2015

Speaker September 8, 2015

Larry Lucero

Senior Director
Government Relations
& Economic Development

 



 

 

On April 21, 2015 the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved Resolution No. 2015-19 ordering a bond election to be held on November 3, 2015, and approving seven ballot propositions. If voters were to approve all seven propositions, the County would be authorized to sell $815,760,000 in general obligation bonds to fund projects that meet the purposes stated in each proposition.

 

 

Pima County Bond Electon 2015-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2015
Pat Richter and Michelle Clark
 

In 1969, the City of Tucson agreed to assume control of Tucson Rapid Transit's struggling system. Under the city's direction, public transit began to flourish. Ridership increased, new buses were purchased and service rapidly improved. In 1975, a contest was held and the system was renamed Sun Tran. Today, Sun Tran operates 40 fixed routes, and the award-winning system remains on the cutting edge of technology as it has since the beginning.

 

Sun Tran Services in Tucson 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0

No Limit Texas Hold'Em Tournament

All players compete individually for prizes and trophies.  Real tournament rules, pro dealers, and tables - just like TV!  Teams compete against other teams for additional trophies and prizes.  Any 5 players can enter as a team.  Prizes and trophies to all players who make the FINAL TABLE, the WINNING TEAM and SATELLITE TABLES. 

Players must be 18 years of age or older.

Saguaro Rotary is a 501(C)(3) charitable non profit organization.

 
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Tournament Schedule

All players start with an equal amount of chips; for this event, the starting amount is $3,500.  As play progresses, the mandatory blind bets and the minimum bets increase and more players will lose all of their chips and be eliminated.  Seats will be assigned randomly, and reassigned at the starts of round 3 and 6.

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Each player is allowed 2 REBUYS of additional chips if they lose all their chips before the end of the third roundThe REBUY is $2,500 in chips for an additional contribution of $20.  There will also be  2ND CHANCE tables for players who are eliminated from the main event before the end of round 4.  Entry donation for a 2ND CHANCE event is $20.  Each 2ND CHANCE table will be a separate tournament of 6-9 players.

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The finishing position in the tournament is the order in which players lose all of their chips and are eliminated; The last person left is the winner.  The last 8-10 players are the FINAL TABLE.  All 8-10 players will receive trophies and will be allowed to select their own prizes from those available, with the winner choosing first.

 

http://www.saguaropoker.com

 

"Keith asked for team and prize commitments a couple of weeks ago.  Let's get those team entry forms in ASAP to reserve your spots before we open this up to the general masses." 

 
 
 
 
Save the Date Oct 17, 2015 - Fourteenth Annual Poker Tourney 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Caridad Community Kitchen 2015-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
pima county JTED 2015-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2015
 
No Regular Meeting July 28th! 
 
Club Mixer July 31 at Hotel Tucson
 
With Presidio Rotary
 
5PM - 7PM
 
H'ordeuvres served
 
 
 
 
 
OPR Mixer 2015-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2015
 
Brookline College was established in 1979. The Brookline College Tucson campus is conveniently located at the northwest corner of 22nd St. and S. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ, is a jewel in Southern Arizona. And Brookline College exemplifies the area with a beautiful campus of its own for career education. Whether you’re interested in earning a Bachelor’s degree, Associate degree or want to enroll in one of our diploma programs, the real-world facilities, hands-on learning labs and coursework that Brookline College offers enable our students to go from learning to earning in less time. This combination of hands-on learning and career knowledge helps to ensure that students who come prepared to learn will leave prepared to succeed in their new career field.
At Brookline College Tucson, we train students in the skills that today’s employers want to see. In this way, we help prepare them to compete for entry-level positions in their career fields after they graduate. We offer paralegal, criminal justice, business classes, massage therapy training, medical assistant training, phlebotomy training and a variety of other medical courses at our Tucson campus. The programs include Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing & Coding, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.
Dennis Elias, July 21, 2015 2015-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 13, 2015
 
 
 
As the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, Make-A-Wish® Arizona continues to be a trailblazer, granting 330 wishes in fiscal year 2014, a record in Arizona. We have dedicated ourselves to the Make-A-Wish mission, granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
July 14, 2015Rob LaMaster, Director, Southern Arizona 2015-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Maurice Saroni, Paul Harris Society 2015-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

Gina Murphy-Darling

The Mrs. Green Journey: One woman's story about why preservation of the planet is so very important to all of us
Mrs. Green's World


Mrs Green
 
Current Status/Position: CEO/Founder Mrs. Green's World
Education Background: University of Arizona graduate
Introduction of key decisions to be made in living a sustainable lifestyle; 
Discussion of  debut book:
Your Mother Called (Mother Earth): You'd better call her back!

 

 
July 7 2015 Gina Murphy-Darling- Mrs. Green's World 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
A year in review Old Pueblo Rotary Club 2015-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Visit with Carroll 2015-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
June 23 2015 CUBA with Bruce Dusenberry 2015-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
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Pastor Davide Ferrari, from the  Central City Assembly, Husband of Rotarian Tori Ferrari, assists by facilitating the Emergency Men’s Shelter, and 3 time a week feed. Davide Ferrari has served as the Lead Pastor at Central City Assembly of God Church since he founded the church in January 2008. CCA is located downtown and serves both the university and homeless population in Tucson. Pastor Dave will be sharing about the homeless issue in Tucson, and the many services he provides to meet the needs of this population.
 
 
June 8 2015 Pastor Davide Ferrari and the Homeless in Tucson 2015-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner June 27 6:00 pm 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
Ben's Bells June 6, 2015 1:00 - 2:30pm Broadway Location Downtown 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership Presentation by Jim Lovelace

"Rotarians join and stay with their clubs primarily because they seek opportunities for community service, fellowship, and friendship. Many of the non-Rotarians you know are looking for the same things. Invite them to help with your service projects, attend a networking night, or participate in a club get-together and help them see for themselves how Rotary connects leaders to make a positive change.

June 2 2015 AG Jim Lovelace and Membership 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
20 Answers to the Question: Why Join Rotary?
1.
Friendship:
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic
human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why
Rotary began in 1905.
2.
Business Development:
The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is
business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section
of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians
help each other and collectively help others.
3.
Personal Growth and Development:
Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth
and education in human relations and personal development.
 
 
Why Rotary 20 Reasons 2015-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Cragin Magnet School Year End Promotion Party 2015-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
May 25 2015 -Vocational Speakers 2015-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Discussion of the revised merger Club By-laws and ordering of the new club badges.
Discussion of the direction of this new Merged Club.
 
May 19 2015 Club Assembly 2015-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Nick Breckenfield teaches science at Flowing Wells High School and has support the UA Skyschool experience for the past two years.
 
StaffThis year, he assumed the leadership position and organized a student trip for 30 students demonstrating an interest in field-based research.  Nick coordinated with researchers at the University of Arizona to offer a 4-day, 3-night research experience on the top of Mt. Lemmon.  The UA provided access to graduate level researchers and lodging accommodations at the UA astronomy center.  
Nick will be accompanied by two high school students that participated on the trip.
 
May 12 2015 Nick Breckenfield Flowing Wells HS -UA Skyschool 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0

Mission Garden at A Mountain

May 05, 2015
Phil Hall 
MISSION GARDEN PROJECT
The Mission Garden is a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson’s historic San Agustin Mission. Rebuilt on its original site and located west of downtown Tucson at the corner of Mission Rd and Mission Ln, the Garden features heirloom plants and living and Timeline Gardens, interpreting 4,000 years of Tucson agriculture.

For the Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace this reconstruction, its completion and operation, is our first project within Tucson Origins Heritage Park.


 
May 5 2015 - Phil Hall Mission Garden Project 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
April 28 2015 Danielle Ledezma Rotaract Club U of A 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Instagram 2015-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
June 27th 2015-2016 Old Pueblo Rotary Club Installation Dinner 2015-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
SERVICE PROJECTS MAY&JUNE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
SAGUARO & OLD PUEBLO MERGER CERTIFICATE 2015-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Dante - we will miss you! 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Having experienced the deep and personal loss of my husband Dave in 2009, I realized the importance of assistance during a difficult time. Support I did not always have.
Although surrounded by family and friends I still had to maneuver the obstacles, red tape and unforeseen responsibilities of life while also grieving.
My goal in developing Jacoby O’Brien Bereavement. Business Services is to share in what I have learned and to be a guide for others by offering confidential, competent and caring consultation to help families manage the business of life after loss.
Contact us at:  520-241-5990
Amber Jacoby, CEO:  Amber@JacobyOBrien.com
Jan O'Brien, COO:  Jan@JacobyOBrien.com
April 14 Amber Jacoby -Helping families manage the business of life after loss. 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
 India Post Polio and NID 2015 India
(National Immunization Day)
Caryn Bustos
President – Rotary Club of Tucson Sunrise
 

Bio
Moved here in 1970. I graduated from Flowing Wells High School and attended Pima Community College.  I have a degree and background in computer science and worked in the field for a few  years with Southwest Pumps.  I was part of the team of programmers that created the software and hardware that we use every day to pay at the pump with our debit or credit card.  For 3 years, I worked for M3 Engineering, with Dr. Henry Blair on the cutting edge of LIDAR sensing technology (A remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light) for Sandia Labs and JPL for the EPA.  I was also the project lead with Dr.Blair on silicon wafer density measuring technology for Sandia Labs and creating the software program.
I was married with 2 small children, so I changed my career to be able to stay at home and not travel so much.  I accepted a position managing a Physicians General Practice/Work Compensation practice for 5  years.   In 1999 I went to work for Golden Pin Lanes bowling center as assistant manager and in 2009 became the General Manager.  I have 3 sons, 28, 19 and 17.  I have a granddaughter who is 7 years old.  
I enjoy bowling, photography, traveling and one of my favorite things to do is flipping houses.
 
 
April 7 2015 Caryn Bustos Polio NID and International Project in India 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Ed Jesionaka
Sonoran Science Academy Robotics Program
 
The entire curriculum at Sonoran Schools, kindergarten through 12th grades, is aligned to facilitate STEM education and proficiency. Elementary students are introduced to the field of science through nature-based field trips and integrated classroom instruction, as well as required science fair participation. Fundamental science skills are enhanced and refined in middle school by the incorporation of subject-specific science classes at each grade level, utilizing lab kits to conduct experimentation and research.
At the high school level, students are encouraged to master science subjects through mandatory courses, required participation in science competitions, and the availability of AP courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics. Technology literacy is taught in grades K-12 and incorporates robotics programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
 
Mar 31, 2015
Sonoran Science Academy Robotics Program
- See more at: http://oldpueblorotaryclub.org/#sthash.qwxCCWUz.dpuf
 
Mar 31, 2015 Ed Jesionaka Sonoran Science Academy Robotics Program 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Meet Carrington College- Pat Timm
Member of the Presidio Rotary
Outreach/Enrollment Rep: Carrington College
Education Background; USD, ASU
To raise community awareness in regards to the demographic we serve, and to encourage Rotary participation in awarding scholarships via TRVFA
 
TRVFA: The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  whose purpose is to assist qualified applicants to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies to enter, re-enter or advance in the workforce.
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March 17 2015 Meet Carrington College - Pat Timm 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
March 10 2015 Mike Rosenblom - Camp Pendleton Video 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Old Pueblo Award from the Tucson Firefighters 2015-03-02 07:00:00Z 0

Even if you are unable to attend, purchasing a ticket would be appreciated.

MARCH 28 ROTARY DAY 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Dessert Time at AJ's 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Off-site Visit
 
 
 
Cragin Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School Mission Statement
Cragin students will master 21st century skills to become college and career ready,
through the integration of curriculum and exploration of media, dance, drama and music. 
 
Feb.17 2015 Cragin Elementary School (off-site) 2015-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
Feb. 14th Valentine's Day Concert Frankie Valli Tribute Show 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
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The Springboard Home is a special program.  As part of Teen Challenge, we help teen girls in a more enduring way than many other programs or rehabs for teens can.  From the moment a young lady arrives, she is welcomed into an environment where she is both loved and encouraged to deal with the issues in her life, make significant changes and develop new habits.  It is a process of transformation.  Our heart and purpose is to help every teen girl once held captive by anger, substance abuse and rebellion to experience freedom and new purpose in life.
Rotarian, Dr. Tori Ferrari has served as the Director of the Springboard Home since January 2002 and is proud to share the home and its' special mission with her fellow Rotarians on Feb 3rd for lunch and a tour!
 
Feb 3 Springboard - Teen Challenge - Off site visit 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
 
January 20th Tuesday 12:00 pm we will have a special off-site treat. Old Pueblo Rotary Club will meet at the Flowing Wells High School located on Prince and Flowing Wells.
12:10-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:35 jazz band
12:37-12:42 orchestra
12:45-12:50 choralaires
12:55-1:00 orchesis
1:02-1:07 pulse
1:10 Tour of school if anyone is interested
A guard will direct you to the parking area. Be sure to tell them you are with Rotary.
 
Mexican Food will be served.

Please notify
Tori Meyer (click her name for email address) if you have any special  dietary needs or you need to signup.
If you are driving from the East, Drive Past Flowing Wells Rd. on Prince take the first right turn into the high school  If you are driving from the expressway or from the West, take the last left hand turn before Flowing Wells Rd. Click on word MAP below for access to the directions.
 
 
Jan 20 2015 Flowing Wells HS Off-Site Visit 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Mission Strong AZ initiative launched

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Strongpoint Marketing proudly launched Mission Strong, an initiative launched to protect and preserve Southern Arizona’s military installations. This regional effort by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA), a coalition of regional business and community leaders, included a community survey by Strongpoint about the level of awareness and attitudes about these military assets. We also produced communications strategy, graphic look, website, materials, and media relations in collaboration team members LP&G Marketing and Zimmerman Public Affairs. The results showed strong community backing of the six military installations in the region, which contribute nearly 62,000 jobs and $5.4 billion to our Southern Arizona economy. The results were shared with the Pentagon and lawmakers in Washington, D. C., as well. We encourage everyone to visit and support and want to thank everyone who assisted with the launch of the initiative. www.missionstrongaz.org Check out the coverage received

- See more at: http://www.strongpointmarketing.com/mission-strong-az/#sthash.8BUIttmw.dpuf

Mission Strong AZ initiative launched

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Strongpoint Marketing proudly launched Mission Strong, an initiative launched to protect and preserve Southern Arizona’s military installations. This regional effort by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA), a coalition of regional business and community leaders, included a community survey by Strongpoint about the level of awareness and attitudes about these military assets. We also produced communications strategy, graphic look, website, materials, and media relations in collaboration team members LP&G Marketing and Zimmerman Public Affairs. The results showed strong community backing of the six military installations in the region, which contribute nearly 62,000 jobs and $5.4 billion to our Southern Arizona economy. The results were shared with the Pentagon and lawmakers in Washington, D. C., as well. We encourage everyone to visit and support and want to thank everyone who assisted with the launch of the initiative. www.missionstrongaz.org Check out the coverage received

- See more at: http://www.strongpointmarketing.com/mission-strong-az/#sthash.8BUIttmw.dpuf

Mission Strong AZ initiative launched

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Strongpoint Marketing proudly launched Mission Strong, an initiative launched to protect and preserve Southern Arizona’s military installations. This regional effort by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA), a coalition of regional business and community leaders, included a community survey by Strongpoint about the level of awareness and attitudes about these military assets. We also produced communications strategy, graphic look, website, materials, and media relations in collaboration team members LP&G Marketing and Zimmerman Public Affairs. The results showed strong community backing of the six military installations in the region, which contribute nearly 62,000 jobs and $5.4 billion to our Southern Arizona economy. The results were shared with the Pentagon and lawmakers in Washington, D. C., as well. We encourage everyone to visit and support and want to thank everyone who assisted with the launch of the initiative. www.missionstrongaz.org Check out the coverage received

- See more at: http://www.strongpointmarketing.com/mission-strong-az/#sthash.8BUIttmw.dpuf

Bruce Dusenberry  President

Mission Strong
Strongpoint Marketing proudly launched Mission Strong, an initiative launched to protect and preserve Southern Arizona’s military installations. This regional effort by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA), a coalition of regional business and community leaders, included a community survey by Strongpoint about the level of awareness and attitudes about these military assets. We also produced communications strategy, graphic look, website, materials, and media relations in collaboration team members LP&G Marketing and Zimmerman Public Affairs. The results showed strong community backing of the six military installations in the region, which contribute nearly 62,000 jobs and $5.4 billion to our Southern Arizona economy. The results were shared with the Pentagon and lawmakers in Washington, D. C., as well. We encourage everyone to visit and support and want to thank everyone who assisted with the launch of the initiative. www.missionstrongaz.org Check out the coverage received

 
Jan 13 2015 Bruce Dusenberry Mission Strong 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Did you receive a gift this holiday that is just not for you?  
Do you have something you wish to "re-gift"?
This meeting is for you! Wrap it up in a lovely package, and allow the members to choose one.
But don't forget trading and swapping will take place.
Let the fun begin!

 
Jan. 6 White Elephant Exchange 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Social Event  Social House (SOHO)
Meeting Room
Campbell and 6th

Join Keith at 1:00 pm
 Wildcats vs Utah
Game commences at 1:30
Bring Friends, Family and Potential Members.
 
Informal Social Event Sat. Nov 22nd 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Dec 12-14 Teen Challenge 4th Ave Crepe Event 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
 
Kaylan Brushwood, CPA
 
Kaylan Bushwood, CPA
Current Position: Beach Fleischman PC  Tax Manager
Education : BBA in Accounting, MS in Finance Texas A&M University
Her focus is on estate & trust compliance and consulting, as well as general business & individual tax compliance

Causes Kaylan cares about:

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Environment
  • Children
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
 
Nov 18 2014 Kaylan Bushwood CPA 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Just a reminder. 
Primavera

Let me and James Brimhall know if you can't make it and who you have found for a substitute. 
Date is November 19, please show up between 5:15 and 5:30
Thanks
Bob O'Toole
​Primavera-702 S.6th Ave-Tucson AZ

 
Primavera Nov 19 5:15pm 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SHANE G. CLARK
Chief Master Sergeant Shane G. Clark is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, Tucson, Ariz. photo of COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SHANE G. CLARK
He is responsible for affairs concerning the enlisted personnel of the 162nd Fighter Wing and is the chief enlisted advisor to the wing commander. Chief Clark enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1983 and has served in the Fire Emergency Services career field ever since. In 2004 he assumed the duties of Fire Chief, a position he continues to hold. Chief Clark is a member of the 162nd Fighter Wing Chiefs Council, Top 3 Council and is the functional manager for wing First Sergeants.
 
 
Veterans Day Nov. 11 Sergeant Shane G Clark 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  whose purpose is to assist qualified applicants to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies to enter, re-enter or advance in the workforce.
Donations to the Fund qualify for the Arizona tax credit program for the working poor for Arizona tax filers.  For those who file itemized deductions on their Federal IRS Forms, you may also claim your donation to TRVFA. Please check with your tax professional with any questions on these deductions.
Mission Statement
The mission of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. (TRVFA), is to partner with Rotary clubs to provide assistance to the working poor in obtaining education, training and skill development so that they may, in turn, attain career-oriented employment and financial stability and contribute to their communities.
 
 
Nov 3, 2014 Judith Noyes The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

For tax preparation in Tucson, Arizona, you can count on Steven A. Bosse at Beachfleischman PC. Steven A. Bosse assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Tucson, Arizona, Steven A. Bosse has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer.
 
Oct 28 2014 Steve Bossé Sales and Use Tax Update on New Rules 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
 
What's happening in the Tucson Real Estate Market today?
Ask Kevin Wood, our presenter for Oct. 21st.
As a representative of Keller Williams Southern Arizona Real Estate, Kevin will help us to understand the Real Estate Market today in Tucson.
 
October 21, 2014 Kevin Wood - Tucson Real Estate 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
 Imago Dei Middle School
http://www.imagodeischool.org/
Imago Dei is a very special community where teachers and staff work with students, parents and families to empower our children to learn and strive to be their very best. We invite children in grades 5 - 8 who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch to apply to our school.
Imago Dei is a private, tuition-free school that provides an exceptional education to children, in partnership with their families. If you have heard of Imago Dei and wish to know more, please visit us most anytime.  Imago Dei is supported by donors throughout the Tucson community and beyond who care deeply about education, the children in our community and our world. You can help make it possible for children to live into their full potential by helping to transform their lives and our own in the process.

Sincerely,
The Rev. Anne Sawyer
 
Oct 14 2014 Rev. Anne Sawyer 2014-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotarian Sarah LoRang will speak at our meeting and help clarify "Every Rotarian Every Year".
After attending RLI, she felt it was necessary to help, especially new members, understand how supporting the Rotary Foundation is so important to the Rotary cause.
 

 
Oct 7 2014 -Sarah LoRang EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Go Josh!
First Time Player at Saguaro Rotary 13th Annual Poker Tournament!
Record Crowds- Record Teams
Proceeds Toward Sending Flowing Wells Students to
Sky School at Mount Lemmon!
Poker Tournament 1st Prize Winner Josh 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Oct. 11, 2014 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Happy 92nd Birthday John Beatty 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Bill Hattara & John Beatty PP PHF 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
TUCSON - About 4 years ago the State of Arizona signed-on, with the federal government to reform education.  The so-called "Common Core" standards were adopted, in 2010 and have finally been implemented across the Tucson-metro area.Rotarian
Dr. Baker will discuss the pros and cons of the "Common Core" standards.

Dr. David Baker  been a district administrator for 14 years and worked as a elementary and junior high school principal. He has worked directly with curriculum, instruction and technology for over 20 years. Dr. Baker has  worked with four different sets of academic standards over the years. In addition he has adopted textbooks, implemented professional training and served on state assessment committees.

 
Sept. 30, 2014 Dr. David Baker - Common Core Education 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Blessings From The Heart Thank You 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Letter 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Sept 12 2014 StreetCar Social 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
YMCA Camp Thank You From Julio 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
September 21st Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Aug 19 2014 - Dave Berry -The Twenty Minute Rotarian Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2014

                    Ethan Orr (State Representative, District 9 / CEO Simply Clean and Green) believes that everyone should have a job
       Bio
  • University of Arizona – Master of Public Administration / Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science)

  • Workforce Development and employment opportunities for people with disabilities 

Aug. 12- Ethan Orr -CEO- Tucson Clean and Green 2014-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2014
Renee Darling--Tierra Right of Way Services
BIOGRAPHY
Dir.of Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources
B.S. in Botany, over 18 years of experience working as a botanist, ecologist, and project manager in the Southwest.

                            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Desert_tortoise.jpg
  • Overview on the current status of the Sonoran Desert Tortoise in Arizona.
  • Sonoran Desert Tortoise Status and Handling Guidelines
  • Discussion of how you can protect desert tortoises from continued population decline.
  • How to properly interact with a desert tortoise.
 
Aug 5 2014 Renee Darling Sonoran Desert Tortoise 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Nancy Cassel to visit Saguaro Rotary August 5th!
Visit 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
 

Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service since the early 20th century. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals. 
As president emeritus, Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship. 

In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way. 
“Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil. It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany—in its metropolis—Berlin. The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes, and a large number including Rotarians, city officials, and others were in attendance.” 

Harris also planted trees in Tallinn, Estonia, and Göteborg, Sweden, during this trip.
Planting trees soon became a hallmark of his travels, including in Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand. In My Road to Rotary Harris recalled: 
“With the cooperation of Rotarians and local governments, I have planted friendship trees in the parks and playgrounds on five continents of the world and even on some of the major islands of the seas. Our trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will.” 

Other RI presidents also observed the tradition. In 1931-32, then-RI president Sydney W. Pascall planted trees at the sites of Rotary clubs he visited, reportedly at Paul Harris’s suggestion. 
Not all of the trees were planted outside the United States. The Harrises often entertained visiting Rotarians and dignitaries in their home, Comely Bank, and planted trees with their guests to mark the occasion. They called the garden their Friendship Garden. 

Today, Rotarians continue to plant trees to symbolize enduring friendships and fellowship, to beautify parks and communities, and to contribute to a greener world.

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/friendship-trees​

 
Friendship Trees Answer 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Quiz Question 1
What is so historical about Rotary Friendship Trees ?
(see answer on website below)
Friendship Trees 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minutes 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Radio.com 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 28, 2014

 

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
The Every Rotarian Every Year initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year.
In addition to contributing to the Annual Fund on a regular basis, members are encouraged to get involved in a Foundation project or program.
CLICK HERE AND GIVE NOW
Click Link for Further Information:  
 
Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs .. 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Joint Social with Old Pueblo.
Friday August 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 
Aloft Hotel at Speedway and Campbell Ave.

This event is open to all members of both clubs and their spouses or significant others. 
Old Pueblo will happily provide a robust appetizer selection for the event.  Soft drinks/water will be provided and adult beverages will be available at a cash bar at preferential pricing.
  
  Parking is either in front of the facility, underneath the facility or out back.  Folks with mobility issues can be accommodated best either in front of the ALOFT or in the underground parking garage where the elevator will take them to the lobby.  There is no cost to park.
 
 
August 1st Joint Social with Old Pueblo 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Linda Ronstadt receives arts award from President Obama 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2014
Viet Nam Adventure in Ten Words                    
 
 
 
Kirk Reed-President, Rotary Club of Catalina (Tucson)
Retired United Methodist Pastor, served churches in the Chicago area for 39 years, including the “Home Alone Church” (from the Hollywood movie, Home Alone) B.A. Davidson College, M.A. University of Chicago, plus M.Div. and Doctor of Ministry 2-week bicycle trip across Viet Nam with Pedal Tours, training for a year in order to prepare for the trip. Kirk was a new (or “rookie”) cyclist.
Susan, his wife, has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and provided executive leadership in the field of addiction for 33 years. In her last position before retirement she was Executive Director of Hazelden Chicago. She is an avid cyclist, logging more than 12,000 miles by bicycle each year.
July 29 2014 Kirk Reed Viet Nam Adventure in Ten Words 2014-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 19, 2014
Follow your different drum. Dare to defy boundaries to learning. DDLD offers educational tutoring and school advocacy for students and adults with learning challenges. Academic, behavior, social and life skills training, drum circles & music.
Mission
Dedicated to empowering people for successful learning and living. Together we can create an inclusive world.
"Share our similarities, celebrate our differences." - M. Scott Peck
Description
Some examples of Whole-person strategies for learning well:
  • Integrated Listening Systems - Music and movement for auditory processing, sensory integration and attention
  • Computer Based Instruction for Academics and life skills,
  • Life-Skills Assessment and Skill-Building for Independence
  • Cognitive Affective Training (CAT) for Self Regulation, social thinking and understanding...
  • Video Modeling - Learning and applying Social and play skills
  • Behavior challenges - assessments, plans and team coordination
  • Person-Centered Plans - empowering your team to support your dreams
  • I will mentor your success.
  • Don't forget rhythm and music for recreational benefits.
  • Health Rhythms is a healing protocol modified for individuals and groups. (i.e. team building, elder care, teens, etc.)
     
     
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July 22 2014 Gale Holzhauer Team Empowerment Drum Circle 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
SAVE A TREE! DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF THE ROTARIAN EVERY MONTH 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 16, 2014

 

     Below is an excerpt of an email Ernie received today from Past District Governor Mike Forney of District 5440 in Colorado.  PDG Mike is the Chief Trainer for the RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) Faculty in the Rocky Mountain Division of RLI -- the RLI Division that includes our District.    
     It is especially interesting because PDG Mike was not on this trip, but still heard about it.  The word of your club's rescue assistance quickly spread through their District 5440.  He did remember the Tucson connection and our District, but just forgot the name of the club when he told us about this on Friday.  
     Once again I am so proud of your club and so glad that you are in our District 5500.  Knowing of PDG Michael Drake's interest in the Saguaro RC, I am copying him on this email as well.  
Warm regards,
Sally  
_____________________________________________
 
     I told Sally that our ten Interact kids were rescued by a Tucson club during the holidays this past year when they had to be evacuated from Agua Prieta when a drug war broke out there right when they arrived to distribute Christmas gifts to local orphans (a project we’ve been doing with the AP Rotary club for several years). 
     Sally was unaware of the event.  I didn’t have the name of the club when I spoke with her but learned it was the Saguaro club.  They found lodging for the kids and Rotary chaperones (about 12-14 in all) and found a project for them to become involved in!
Mike Forney
 
 
 
Kudos to Saguaro Rotary 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Visit From DG Sally and Past DG Ernie Montagne with AG Jim Lovelace 2014-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
Visit By District Governor Sally Montagne 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
July 7, 2014 Tori Ferrari Vocational Speaker Springboard Home 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2014
Installation Dinner June 21 2014 Hacienda del Sol 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Lovelace on Jun 25, 2014
 
 
 Semi-retired
 
Currently enjoying some time off after 45+ years in retail and call center management.   He has a  "passion" of customer service, helping people, job coach, mentor, who knows? I get to finally follow my heart.
Paul Hawkins - Immediate Past President, Old Pueblo Rotary Jim Lovelace 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
June 24 2014 Shelley Kais - Sustaining Davis-Monthan and the A-10 Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jun 23, 2014
A Year in Review Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Light Up Rotary Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 16, 2014


Installation Dinner June 21st, 6:30 pm Hacienda del Sol -

Music by Corey Spector

Jun 17, 2014
Meeting Day Changed- Installation Dinner
Installation Dinner June 21st TBA Christine Alexander
 NO MEETING - Installation June 21st Hacienda del Sol
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/3f9f0cce-e701-4bd8-9f51-f61f04e13a4f#sthash.iqWwXKf2.dpuf
Jun 17, 2014
Meeting Day Changed- Installation Dinner
Installation Dinner June 21st TBA Christine Alexander
 NO MEETING - Installation June 21st Hacienda del Sol
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/3f9f0cce-e701-4bd8-9f51-f61f04e13a4f#sthash.iqWwXKf2.dpuf
Jun 17, 2014
Meeting Day Changed- Installation Dinner
Installation Dinner June 21st TBA Christine Alexander
 NO MEETING - Installation June 21st Hacienda del Sol
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/3f9f0cce-e701-4bd8-9f51-f61f04e13a4f#sthash.iqWwXKf2.dpuf
June 17, 2014 No Meeting- Installation June 21st Hacienda del Sol Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
Amber Dzik
 Board of Directors for Junior League of Tucson

The Junior League of Tucson, Inc. is committed to being recognized in our community for implementing projects and partnerships that impact the well-being of Tucson's Independent Seniors and to creating an environment that fosters voluntarism, leadership and friendship.
Amber Dzik is a native Tucsonan, a University of Arizona graduate, a marketing and recruiting professional and an avid community volunteer. She is the Internal Services Manager at Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC a nationally affiliated public service accounting firm where she manages, coordinates and oversees all of the marketing, recruiting and client relation activities; including the website, advertising, events, sponsorships, networking activities and professional development training.
Amber has a true talent in taking initiatives from the idea and discovery phase and bringing them to successful fruition. She helps individuals to unearth, develop and communicate their goals, strengths and professional brand. Amber is a whole-heartedly optimistic person and tries to uncover positivity in everything/everyone that comes her way. She truly loves her community and is actively involved in great efforts to provide a positive impact.
Amber currently serves as Fund Development Director on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Tucson, Inc. and is also part of a volunteer event committee for St. Luke’s Home. She takes great pride in all that she does, and her biggest goal in life is to always exceed expectations and to be actively involved and present in everything that she devotes herself to.
Amber Dzik
Junior League of Tucson

Thank you so much for thinking about me for your Rotary presentation! I am actually on the Board of Directors for Junior League of Tucson, T

he Junior League of Tucson, Inc. is committed to being recognized in our community for implementing projects and partnerships that impact the well-being of Tucson's Independent Seniors and to creating an environment that fosters voluntarism, leadership and friendship.

Our mission is developing the potential of women leaders in our community vs. anything children related J

Amber Dzik <adzik@klkcpa.com>

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/8afa8389-27ce-47b7-bc18-ba4254baa98b#sthash.GHmpNebt.dpuf
June 10 2013 Amber Dzik BOD Jr. League of Tucson Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2014
Laura Baker - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Women FireFighters
<Laura Baker, Trustee>

Laura Baker is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Arizona. She has been with TFD since 1994. Laura promoted through the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, and captain to deputy chief. She oversees code enforcement, system design, business assistance unit, fire cause investigation unit, and the public education unit. She was previously the training chief where she oversaw recruitment, recruit training, regional training, promotional processes and emergency medical certifications.

 
Laura Baker - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Women FireFighters

Laura Baker is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Arizona. She has been with TFD since 1994. Laura promoted through the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, and captain to deputy chief. She oversees code enforcement, system design, business assistance unit, fire cause investigation unit, and the public education unit. She was previously the training chief where she oversaw recruitment, recruit training, regional training, promotional processes and emergency medical certifications.<Laura Baker, Trustee>

Laura was a member of the hazardous material team for 6 years as a firefighter and paramedic and also served as a training captain for nearly two years and was also a captain for one of Tucson Fire’s rapid response teams that are trained in hazmat and technical rescue. Laura also spent time as an EMS Captain which is a member of the district management team and assists the battalion chief with various administrative duties. As a captain in the field, she spent time on ladder and engine companies.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley in 1992 and received an Associates degree in Paramedicine from Pima Community College in 1997. Laura earned a Master of Science in Fire Service Administration from Arizona State University in December 2004. She is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in March 2007.
She co-founded Camp Fury, a Girl’s Fire Camp in Tucson, with iWomen’s Past President Cheryl Horvath where they partner with the Girl Scouts to provide an introduction to firefighting careers and to promote a positive leadership experience to girls 14 –18years of age.

 

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/1e4b43f0-baf9-4dd7-a7be-fcb12767eb66#sthash.k4MCeaRS.dpuf
Laura Baker - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Women FireFighters

Laura Baker is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Arizona. She has been with TFD since 1994. Laura promoted through the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, and captain to deputy chief. She oversees code enforcement, system design, business assistance unit, fire cause investigation unit, and the public education unit. She was previously the training chief where she oversaw recruitment, recruit training, regional training, promotional processes and emergency medical certifications.<Laura Baker, Trustee>

Laura was a member of the hazardous material team for 6 years as a firefighter and paramedic and also served as a training captain for nearly two years and was also a captain for one of Tucson Fire’s rapid response teams that are trained in hazmat and technical rescue. Laura also spent time as an EMS Captain which is a member of the district management team and assists the battalion chief with various administrative duties. As a captain in the field, she spent time on ladder and engine companies.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley in 1992 and received an Associates degree in Paramedicine from Pima Community College in 1997. Laura earned a Master of Science in Fire Service Administration from Arizona State University in December 2004. She is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in March 2007.
She co-founded Camp Fury, a Girl’s Fire Camp in Tucson, with iWomen’s Past President Cheryl Horvath where they partner with the Girl Scouts to provide an introduction to firefighting careers and to promote a positive leadership experience to girls 14 –18years of age.

 

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/1e4b43f0-baf9-4dd7-a7be-fcb12767eb66#sthash.k4MCeaRS.dpuf
Laura Baker - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Women FireFighters

Laura Baker is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Arizona. She has been with TFD since 1994. Laura promoted through the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, and captain to deputy chief. She oversees code enforcement, system design, business assistance unit, fire cause investigation unit, and the public education unit. She was previously the training chief where she oversaw recruitment, recruit training, regional training, promotional processes and emergency medical certifications.<Laura Baker, Trustee>

Laura was a member of the hazardous material team for 6 years as a firefighter and paramedic and also served as a training captain for nearly two years and was also a captain for one of Tucson Fire’s rapid response teams that are trained in hazmat and technical rescue. Laura also spent time as an EMS Captain which is a member of the district management team and assists the battalion chief with various administrative duties. As a captain in the field, she spent time on ladder and engine companies.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley in 1992 and received an Associates degree in Paramedicine from Pima Community College in 1997. Laura earned a Master of Science in Fire Service Administration from Arizona State University in December 2004. She is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in March 2007.
She co-founded Camp Fury, a Girl’s Fire Camp in Tucson, with iWomen’s Past President Cheryl Horvath where they partner with the Girl Scouts to provide an introduction to firefighting careers and to promote a positive leadership experience to girls 14 –18years of age.

 

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/1e4b43f0-baf9-4dd7-a7be-fcb12767eb66#sthash.k4MCeaRS.dpuf
Laura Baker - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Women FireFighters

Laura Baker is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Arizona. She has been with TFD since 1994. Laura promoted through the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, and captain to deputy chief. She oversees code enforcement, system design, business assistance unit, fire cause investigation unit, and the public education unit. She was previously the training chief where she oversaw recruitment, recruit training, regional training, promotional processes and emergency medical certifications.<Laura Baker, Trustee>

Laura was a member of the hazardous material team for 6 years as a firefighter and paramedic and also served as a training captain for nearly two years and was also a captain for one of Tucson Fire’s rapid response teams that are trained in hazmat and technical rescue. Laura also spent time as an EMS Captain which is a member of the district management team and assists the battalion chief with various administrative duties. As a captain in the field, she spent time on ladder and engine companies.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley in 1992 and received an Associates degree in Paramedicine from Pima Community College in 1997. Laura earned a Master of Science in Fire Service Administration from Arizona State University in December 2004. She is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in March 2007.
She co-founded Camp Fury, a Girl’s Fire Camp in Tucson, with iWomen’s Past President Cheryl Horvath where they partner with the Girl Scouts to provide an introduction to firefighting careers and to promote a positive leadership experience to girls 14 –18years of age.

 

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2422/Speakers/1e4b43f0-baf9-4dd7-a7be-fcb12767eb66#sthash.k4MCeaRS.dpuf
June 3 2014 Laura Baker- Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Australian Government Committ $100 million to help eradicate polio Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Follow your different drum. Dare to defy boundaries to learning. DDLD offers educational tutoring and school advocacy for students and adults with learning challenges. Academic, behavior, social and life skills training, drum circles & music.

Mission
Dedicated to empowering people for successful learning and living. Together we can create an inclusive world.
"Share our similarities, celebrate our differences." - M. Scott Peck
Description
Some examples of Whole-person strategies for learning well:
Integrated Listening Systems - Music and movement for auditory processing, sensory integration and attention
Computer Based Instruction for Academics and life skills,
Life-Skills Assessment and Skill-Building for Independence
Cognitive Affective Training (CAT) for Self Regulation, social thinking and understanding.

Gale E. Holzhauer, M Ed

520-370-7153

DifferentDrum234@gmail.com

Video Modeling - Learning and applying Social and play skills
Behavior challenges - assessments, plans and team coordination
Person-Centered Plans - empowering your team to support your dreams
I will mentor your success.
Don't forget rhythm and music for recreational benefits.
Health Rhythms is a healing protocol modified for individuals and groups. (ie, team building, elder care, teens, etc.)

http://Gale E. Holzhauer, M Ed 520-370-7153 DifferentDrum234@gmail.com

 
May 27 2014 Gale E. Holzhauer Different Drum Learning Designs Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Social Hour Friday May 23rd NO MEETING TUES MAY 20TH Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
May 17th Saturday Service Project Grad Night Flowing Wells High School Dan Uthe 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Kelly Fryer,Executive Director YWCA Tucson  is an entrepreneur who brings her work as a small business owner, environmental activist, high school teacher, and redevelopment pastor to renewing organizations. http://ywtucsonblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kelly-fryer-headshot.jpgOrdained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American in 1989, currently Kelly serves as Executive Director of the YWCA of Southern Arizona. She is also co-owner of Blu A Wine & Cheese Stop, Tucson, Arizona.

Kelly has served on the faculty of the Nonprofit Management Graduate Program at Spertus College and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A natural story-teller who believes in the power of narrative to inspire, teach, and transform, Kelly has published several books and articles. She is a member of The National Speaker's Association and in demand as a keynote speaker across the U.S. and Canada. A managing partner at A Renewal Enterprise, Inc., Kelly is one of the original architects of The Renewable OrganizationTM.
Much of what I've learned about leadership has come from mistakes I've made," Kelly admits. "Everything else has come from the people I've worked with. And one of the things I've learned is that it doesn't matter if you're the CEO of a Fortune 100 company, a school principle, a rabbi, or the manager of a fast food restaurant: Great leaders leverage the power of purpose, participation, place, play, productivity, and possibility."
 
May 13, 2014 Kelly Fryer- Executive Director YWCA Tucson 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 05, 2014

The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health EmergencyOn the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani health worker vaccinates an Afghan refugee against polio.

It is, says the World Health Organization, "an extraordinary event." Polio is spreading to a degree that constitutes a public health emergency.

The global drive to wipe out the virus had driven the number of polio cases down from 300,000 in the late 1980s to just 417 cases last year. The World Health Organization has set a goal of wiping out polio by 2018.

But this year, polio has been reported in 10 countries, and there are fears the number could rise. Bruce Aylward, the head of WHO's polio program, says if the international spread isn't halted, the virus could easily re-establish itself, particularly in conflict-torn countries like the Central African Republic and South Sudan. The unrest makes it difficult to sustain vaccination efforts, and poor sanitary conditions cause the disease to spread.

The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on May 05, 2014

Rotarian Kirti Khalsa - Alzheimers Research & Prevention
 

Originally from Rome, Italy, Kirti is the Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of the Board of the ARPF. Before moving to the USA, she worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company in the export, marketing and Regulatory Affairs departments in their offices in Italy, USA, and Switzerland. She speaks five languages and was responsible for single-handedly implementing, managing, and overseeing the opening of a new branch office in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Kirti is also involved in supporting her community by fighting illiteracy through her Rotary Club and supporting the local Senior Companion Program.

Kirti has been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years and has been a yoga teacher to seniors and people with disabilities for 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening.

 
May 6, 2014 Rotarian Kirti Khalsa - Alzheimers Research & Prevention Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
April 29 2014 Club Assembly Keith Ganske 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
April 22 2014 No Meeting at Hotel Tucson- Friday Lunch at District Conference! Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
April 19th Saturday Ben's Bells Community Project from 12:30 -2:30 PM Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Southwest Commercial Management, LLC (“SCM”) was established in 1989 to bring excellence to the field of property management. SCM brought together a group of professionals with proven expertise, teamwork, and commitment to every project.
SCM’s primary focus is full real estate service for our clients. We provide services for many commercial properties including government facilities, office buildings, shopping centers, and industrial properties.
We have extensive experience with managing the City of Tucson Courts, Information Technology and Water Department buildings and have managed these buildings efficiently over the last twenty-one years. In addition, our experience extends to managing other high-rise facilities, buildings with 24-hour operations and buildings with sensitive security, safety and protection needs.
SCM’s multiple property management capabilities go beyond the typical facility management, maintenance, technical or accounting services provided by our competitors. The service structure of our company permits us to design and implement real estate services defined by the specific objectives of each particular client and property.
Our office is staffed with
 licensed real estate management professionals who perform all of the functions necessary to operate our clients’ properties efficiently and maximize the net return on investment. Our combined talent insures the technical expertise necessary to develop innovative solutions to any type of property management challenge. We employ creativity and experience to problem solving, maintenance and operating procedures to satisfy both client and occupant needs. Due to our ongoing education and training programs, we are able to offer quality and knowledgeable service from all members of our organization.
April 15, 2014 Lynn Kastella - Southwest Commercial Management -vocational Presentation Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2014
 Newest Member of the Saguaro Rotary

 

 

On October 1,  Tom Taylor became a new member of the  Saguaro Rotary Club under the classification of Private Banker at Wells Fargo Bank - Oracle and Ina Branch. He will give his vocational speech tomorrow.

 

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April 8 2014 Tom Taylor Vocational Speaker Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Our Own Lynn Kastella and Her Race Lynn K 2014-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
For the next thirty years Burgess 
happily worked as a school librarian at various sites within the Tucson Unified School District. He was known for his fairly scary first person presentations on the life and times of Edgar Allan Poe and, since the ceiling of his library glowed with constellations, he also presented mythologies of the stars. During the 1980s he co-edited a poetry journal (with Michael Rattee) titled Prickly Pear/Tucson and for a few years was a co-facilitator with the Southern Arizona Writing Project. His first collection of poems, Every Crow in the Blue Sky, was published by Diminuendo Press in 2009. He is currently working on a novel and editing a journal he kept while teaching in Thailand. Burgess lives in Tucson, Arizona .
 
Burgess Needle's work has appeared in the following publications: Ascent (Canada) Autumn Sky, Black Market Review (UK), Blackbox Manifold (UK), Blue Lake Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Brittle Star (UK), Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Clockwise Cat, Concho River Review, Connotation Press, Decanto [UK], decomp, Eunoia Review, Fat City Review, Fear of Monkeys, Flutter, Full of Crow, Gloom Cupboard, Gutter Eloquence, Hiss Quarterly, Iodine, ken*again, Kritya (India), Men Shall Know Nothing of This, Minotaur, Nutshell (UK), Obsessed With Pipework (UK), Of Zoos, Origami Condom, Peacock online Review, Pig In a Poke, Poetry Monthly International, Prick of the Spindle, Prism Review, Quill & Parchment, Raving Dove, Red Fez, Rufous City Review (UK), Snow Monkey, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, Thirteen Myna Birds, Under the Radar (UK), Zafusy (UK), and Broadkill Review.
http://www.burgessneedle.com/bio.html
April 1 2014 Burgess Needle -Caring about poetry& short fiction Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Mar 22, 2014



 

April is Magazine Month------http://www.therotarianmagazine.com-----https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/node/18361

On the road, in your car, at home in your favorite lounge chair...get the Rotarian Magazine via e-mail every month. Read it on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, your iPhone, your Android, and even your large screen computer - its portable to make reading and learning more accessible to Rotarians!

You can subscribe to receive the magazine digitally, or you can purchase an additional subscription, to keep receiving it via Postal Mail in addition to the digital copy.  Rotarian Magazine - the best reading material for Rotarians.
This November Issue page 55, INSIDER article on El Tour de Tucson and District 5500! Check it out..either digitally, or in your usual paper copy.
It's all GOOD!
 
April is Magazine Month Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
March 24 2014 Vocational Speaker Tom Taylor Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Centennial Elementary School David Baker 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Mar 10, 2014

  Flowing Wells Rotary Interact Club Rocks!

 Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:

  • Carry out hands-on service projects
  • Make international connections
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Have fun!

How does an Interact club create positive change?

Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps your school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

Service projects are an effective way for you to take action at home and abroad, connect with other young leaders, and get members excited about your club. You can find ideas and tips for successful projects in the

 
March 11 2014 Flowing Wells Interact Group Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Lovelace on Mar 08, 2014
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Diamond Rio Concert Huge Success
 
The Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, the Presidio Rotary Club of Tucson and the Saguaro Rotary Club of Tucson co-hosted a charity event starring Diamond Rio. The concert raised money in support of the Flowing Wells High School Sky School and Tucson’s Refugee Focus.
 
to read the full story please click on the following link:
 
 
 
Diamond Rio Concert Huge Success! Jim Lovelace 2014-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2014
 
 

As former CEO of two major power companies in West Virginia, Charles Bayless may not seem like the poster boy for climate change advocacy. Yet in the wake of Obama’s unprecedented Georgetown speech, Bayless is using his position as a major player in a coal-producing state to speak in favor of the president’s agenda.

"If you're a West Virginian and a coal company and you're denying climate change, it's sort of like denying you've got cancer and hoping it will get better,” the Public News Service quoted Bayless as saying. “It won't. And the longer you deny it, the worse the fall will be.”

This is not Bayless’ first time voicing his support for climate action. "The [climate change] debate is in some of the popular press but it is not in the scientific community," he said in 2011, according to The State Journal.

"The extra heat [in the Earth's atmosphere] is equal to about 13 Hiroshima-size bombs every second. You obviously can't put that much energy into any kind of a system and not have something change," Bayless said. He went on to state that climate change is anthropogenic, and science, not politics, holds the key to survival. Click here for further information.

 
 
March 4 2014 Charles Bayless The Evil Twin, Ocean Acidification Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
February 25, 2014 Our Off-Site Visit to Ben's Bells Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
March 6 Diamond Rio 7:30 PM Fox Theatre Jim Lovelace 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide building-centered programs, professional staff, and a safe environment to assist youth in developing self-esteem, values, and skills.

Formula for Impact is a roadmap for Clubs to help ensure that members achieve our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
It represents the five key elements for positive youth development:

  • A safe, positive environment
  • Fun
  • Supportive relationships
  • Opportunities and expectations
  • Recognition

http://www.bgctucson.org/
 

Lorraine Morgan

VP of Communications & Fund Development

lmorgan@bgctucson.org

 
Feb.17 2014 Lorraine Morgan Boys and Girls club Diane 2014-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
February 11, 2014 Club Assembly Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Lovelace on Feb 05, 2014
                                                                      
Our Members Jim Lovelace 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
March 22nd Huge Success! SAGUARO 12th ANNUAL POKER TOURNAMENT Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Feb 02, 2014
          Dana Katbah                  
Program Manager
Pima County Community Services

One-Stop Career Centers

OneStop Logo

Whether you are looking for work, changing careers, or exploring new career options, the Pima County One-Stop System connects job seekers – youth, adults, veterans and dislocated workers – to a network of employment, training, and educational programs in Pima County. By offering high-quality services, referrals, and training, One-Stop bridges the gap between employer and job seeker by connecting qualified applicants with job openings.

 
Employment & Training / ONESTOP
340 N Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-798-0535
fax 520-798-0598
dkatbah@pima.gov
www.linkedin.com/in/danakat
Pima County ONESTOP                                            
 
Feb 4 2014 Dana Katbah- One Stop Career Centers Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Tori Ferrari -Newest Member 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Service Project Cleaning Books for Reading Seed 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
January 21, 2014 Lane Mandle Downtown redevelopment & streetcar Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
  


OUR BELOVED WOODY COHEN!

 
In Memoriam, 1931 - 2014
Sherwood "Woody" Cohen
 
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Rotarian Woody Cohen.  Woody was a member of Saguaro Rotary for 39 years.  
He contributed so much to our Club and the Tucson Community.  
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.  We will miss you Woody.
Our Beloved Woody Cohen Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
January 18, 2014 Saguaro Rotary Volunteers Clean Books Reading Seed Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Recipient of Fran Coffey/Sid Taren Scholarship Award Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jan 01, 2014
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RULES
for White Elephant Exchange
When a player arrives at the meeting with his/her wrapped gift, the “host” places the gift in a designated area. The host prepares slips of paper with numbers equal to the total number of gifts. Each participant draws a number to determine the order of play.
Player #1 selects a wrapped gift, unwraps it and allows everyone to see it.
Player #2 takes the next turn. He/she selects a wrapped gift, and then chooses to take an opened gift--in this case Player #1’s gift--or open the selected wrapped gift.
If Player #2 takes Player #1’s gift, then Player #1 must open the wrapped gift selected by Player # 2. Now there are two opened gifts.
Player #3 takes the next turn—he/she selects a wrapped gift. This person can choose any opened gift--in this case there are two--or decide to open the wrapped gift. This procedure continues until all the players have had a turn.
A single round continues until a wrapped gift is selected and unwrapped.
When a gift is taken from a player, he/she either takes an already opened gift, or open the wrapped gift.
A player cannot immediately take back a gift that was just taken from him/her.
 
If a single gift has been “touched” by players three times (so the third person must keep it), it is out of play for that round only.  Next round, it is in play again.
 
When all the gifts have been opened, player #1 gets the final option to take any eligible gift or keep what he/she has.
Jan 7, 2014 White Elephant Exchange Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Salk - Polio Vaccine Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 06, 2013

 William Howe, M.D., FACC
Cardiologist,
Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute  
DrHowe
Dr. Howe graduated from The Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University in Chicago.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Howe continued at Loyola in a fellowship program in general and critical care cardiovascular medicine.  
During his cardiology fellowship, Dr. Howe focused on the clinical treatment of cardiovascular disease in both the outpatient and inpatient settings and has taken special interest in the treatment of critically ill cardiac patients. In addition to the development of his clinical acumen, during his training Dr. Howe published several scholarly articles in the disciplines of congestive heart failure/transplant medicine and cardiac computed tomographic imaging of the heart.
As a highly trained clinical cardiologist, Dr. Howe specializes in lifestyle modification and cardiac imaging, including nuclear stress testing. He has practiced medicine in Tucson since 2008 and joined Carondelet Heart & Vascular Physicians in 2013.

    
     
Dec 10, 2013 William Howe, M.D., FACC -New Statin Guidelines DVG 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Oct 17, 2013

affable \A-fuh-bul\ (adjective)

1. Being pleasant and at ease in talking to others

2. Characterized by ease and friendliness

Word of the Week! Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF A ROTARIAN

As an international organization, Rotary offers each member unique opportunities and responsibilities. Although each Rotarian has first responsibility to uphold the obligations of citizenship of his or her own country, membership in Rotary enables Rotarians to take a somewhat different view of international affairs. In the early 1950's a Rotary philosophy was adopted to describe how a Rotarian may think on a global basis. Here is what it said:
"A world-minded Rotarian:
• looks beyond national patriotism and considers himself 
 
Rotary Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE ROTARY Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Aug 31, 2013
 

 Presentation title:  Girls can do anything!


Debbie Rich is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, whose organizational mission is to develop girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Serving more than 14,000 girls with the support of nearly 2,500 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s jurisdiction includes Pima, Cochise, Greenlee, Yuma and Santa Cruz counties, and southern parts of Graham, Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is known for its innovative programs in Social Justice, STEM, Health and Wellness, Financial Literacy, and Environmental Education. Debbie Rich joined Girl Scouts as she truly believes Girl Scouts helps every girl discover who she can be and what she can be, wherever she chooses to put her energies.


Sept. 3 - Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona - Debbie Rich (CEO) Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jul 07, 2013
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HURRICANE HUNTERS
 
Walter P. Craig, Colonel, USAF, Retired, has over 12,000 flying hours in various single engine aircraft and the following multi-engine aircraft: B-25; KC-97; C-97; C-133 and C-130s.
 
He has flown in-flight refueling missions; carried cargo world-wide; carried out troop drop missions in Vietnam and was a hurricane hunter in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


Col. Craig’s last two assignments were:

Director of Operations, Hamilton AFB, California (1973-1975)
Commander of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance     Squadron,Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi (1975-1977)

 

His extensive flying experience includes missions to the North and South Poles and flying around the world, twice.

Walter studied architecture at Ohio State University prior to his military career.
 
Of all his varied assignments, the most gratifying and exciting experience was with the Hurricane Hunters. While serving in that capacity, he was awarded two Air Medals for completing 50 storm penetrations.
   

July 9, 2013 Colonel Walter P Craig HURRICANE HUNTERS Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jul 01, 2013

  Bricks 4 Kidz ® provides educational programs that focuses on introducing children to principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using LEGO ® bricks.  At Bricks 4 Kidz ® we strive to develop effective problem solving skills, provide children the opportunity for creative expression, encourage team work through the use of lab-focused exercises. Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Our classes aim to provide hands-on experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational!
   Imagehttp://www.bricks4kidz.com/arizona-tucson-sahuarita/

Ruth Green
Owner/Managing Director

rgreen@bricks4kidz.com

(520) 271-9070 Main

 

 


Ruth Green CEO - Bricks 4 Kidz Program Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jun 10, 2013

Allen Fore, director of public affairs for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., has more than 25 years of experience in law, government, public affairs and public relations at the local, state, and national level

At Kinder Morgan, Allen is responsible for managing comprehensive public affairs, public relations, and community outreach programs for major energy projects. Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore has served in the Bush Administration and was an assistant attorney general of Illinois and general counsel to the lieutenant governor of Illinois.
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June 11, 2013 - Allen Fore - Kinder Morgan Assets and Energy Infrastructure Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jun 06, 2013

For over 15 years, the Reading Seed Children’s Literacy Program has been dedicated to helping children in Pima County learn to read so they can read to learn.

Reading Seed supports elementary schools and students by:

  • Training volunteer Reading Coaches to work with students in kindergarten – 3rd grade who are reading below grade level.
  • Emphasizing reading as a positive experience in a non-judgmental environment.
  • Increasing confidence, vocabulary and reading comprehension in students.
  • Delivering high interest, low reading level literacy resources from the Reading Seed Lending Library to schools for Reading Coaches and teachers.
  • Providing free books for students to encourage independent reading.

This school year, there are approximately 800 Reading Seed Reading Coaches working in over 100 schools in 9 school districts across Southern Arizona. All Reading Coaches are trained, fingerprinted, and have a background check completed prior to being placed at a school. Reading Seed also provides continuing professional development for Reading Coaches, as well as free materials and incentives to help keep the learning process fun and relevant for students.
http://literacyconnects.org/readingseed/

 

 


June 4, 23013 - Chelsey Belmer - Reading Seed Children's Literacy Program Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner June 15th Saturday 6:30 PM Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
May 21 Flowing Wells High School Students- Mt. Lemmon Camp Report Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Apr 28, 2013

Topic: Historical & Prospective aspects of Biosphere 2
You will not want to miss this presentation!

 

The University of Arizona College of Science is known as a world leader in teaching, learning and discovery. As a trailblazer in the fields of astronomy, ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, hydrology and tree-ring research, the College of Science has established an international reputation for excellence. Facilities managed by the College of Science such as Biosphere 2, Tumamoc, Flandrau Science Center, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, the Mirror Lab, and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research provide a strong foundation for the collaborative promotion of all Tucson-area Geotourism attractions.

 
 

Where Science Lives

U of A Biosphere 2
           

Victor Lim, Jr.

University of Arizona Interpretive Specialist 
MBA - Asian Institute of Management,

MPA -  JFK School of Government, Harvard University
 

 
April 29 - Victor Lim Jr - Biosphere 2 Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jan 14, 2013

 

Congratulations to Dante!

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Pictured in Photo: Left to right
Danta Archangeli,
Sam Behrend (secretary) Sponsor,
David Baker (president)

Dante Archangeli- New Saguaro Rotary Member Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jan 12, 2013
 
 
Our Members Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2013-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Lovelace on Aug 23, 2012
On August 21, 2012, Saguaro Rotary Foundation President Maurice Saroni formally presented Diane her Paul Harris certificate.  Diane is accompanied by her husband, Gordon, while accepting her award.  Diane currently is the club's public relations director and also serves as treasurer of the Club's Foundation.  Way to go Diane!  Thanks for all your hard work and service to Rotary!Image
Member Diane Ventura-Goodyear Receives her Paul Harris Jim Lovelace 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jul 23, 2012
Laura Penny
She's spent the last 35 years of her life fighting for fairness

Laura Penny has been a feminist for 35 years, from the time when she was a 16-year-old fry cook at a pool snack bar--and got fired for being a girl. She was a girl, no doubt, but her employers dismissed her basedImage on an assumption that she couldn't lift and dump the snack bar's big trash can, she says. It was patently unfair, and it upset Penny.

 Since then, she has devoted herself to fighting for fairness. Armed with a degree in psychology, Penny gravitated toward working with marginalized populations; when she moved to Tucson in 1979, she got a job treating people with alcohol and drug problems, and even did a stint as a probation officer. Later, when her gay brother was the victim of a fatal hate crime, she started working for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks; she's currently on the board of Wingspan.

July 24, 2012 Laura Penny Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Jul 22, 2012

Donations to the following Tucson Groups

The last year of his presidency, Jim Lovelace proposed that the board of  the Tucson Saguaro Rotary  Foundation  bestow donations to the following  Tucson groups:  

Fin Foundation,
Access Tucson,
Blessing of the Heart  
as well as

Touch Point Connections,

AZ Film Festival ,
Little Hoofs & Big Hearts 
and
 88 Crime.

It was approved  unanimously by all the board members.

Tucson Saguaro Rotary Foundation Donations 2012 Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Sep 16, 2011
Sep 20, 2011-Michael Drake "New District Governor - Official Visit" Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Sep 08, 2011

Sidney Taren

 Sidney Taren 94, passed away on September 4, 2011. Sid was born in Scranton, PA, met his wife, Bette in St. Louis, MO while serving as a staff sergeant in the US Army, before being deployed to Europe for WWII. As a businessman he lived in Omaha, NE and owned Robinson Iron and Metal. Moving to Tucson in 1971 when he was employed as general manager of National Metals. Sid was always involved with organizations that served the community. He was a member of the Masons and Shriners in Omaha and an active Rotarian in Tucson, and served as President of the Saguaro Rotary Club.
Obituary Sid Taren Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
May 17 2011 - Jodi Bain, M.A., J.D. LL.M. "Chair of Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District Board" Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner's New Mobile App! Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
May 10,2011 AZ - Town Hall Discussion Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on May 02, 2011

May 3, 2011
Vocational Off-Site visit
Garment Graphics

Garment Graphics

220 W Ft. Lowell Road
Tucson, Az 85705
520-544-0529
Directions

 

 Thank you for the tour, Saguaro  Rotary Members were quite impressed with the complexity of this business! Holly and Scott Polston have created a phenomenal business! We all thank you for inviting us in!

May 3, 2011 Vocational Off-site visit Garment Graphics Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Apr 25, 2011

 April 26th we had a  presentation from Craig Sumberg, the executive Director of the Fox Threatre.

Many changes are in store for the Fox Theatre!  Check their website for all the events.
Downtown is "movin & grovin", and it is up to us to support the "new" downtown.

For more information, please visit this website http://www.foxtucsontheatre.org/mainhome.php
The Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation was incorporated in July of 1999 and was formed for the express purpose of returning the theatre to the community. The Foundation is an Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed out of the citizen’s group known as the Fox Theatre Revival Committee, which began looking at ways to save the theatre in 1997.




 


 

April 26 - Craig Sumberg, Executive Director of the Fox Threatre Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
YouTube and Rotary Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Apr 18, 2011

Thank you Kim Lane for your presentation. We now have a better idea of current banking issues.

 


4/19 Kim Lane Vocational Speaker Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Apr 10, 2011
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Tucson AZ Sunday April 10, 2011

More than 11,000 people participated in Sunday's 13th annual Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure at Reid Park.

"It was fabulous," said Jaimie Leopold, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southern Arizona. She added: "It's about love and life and hope, and the determination to find the cure for cancer."

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the race stay in Southern Arizona. The remainder funds national research and grants, and sometimes returns to Tucson to fund research at the Arizona Cancer Center, Leopold said.


April 5, 2011 Jamie Leopold -Susan G Komen for the Cure Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Mar 28, 2011
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The presentation was an eye-opener for many Rotarians at the meeting last Tuesday.
When you think about crime, you may not think about the innocent victims and how they are affected in such terrible situations.
We are very fortunate to have this organization in Pima County-although not a job for just anyone.   Those that are involved in the Pima County Victim Program are devoted and true champions for the benefit of Crime Victims.
Shelly Gibbons [ Shelly@quikmartstores.com ]
Phone  520-298-8929   Cell   520-906-3276 
March 29 - Shelly Gibbons - Pima County Victim Program Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Mar 21, 2011
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Mia Schnaible, Director Marketing and Development
Arizona Film Festival
2011 Arizona International Film Festival will take place April 1-20 at The Screening Room, Crossroads Festival, The Fox Theatre, The Art Institute of Tucson and other venues throughout Tucson. Over 110 films representing 20 countries will be featured in Arizona's longest running and largest Festival. This event is one you should plan on attending, with ticket prices extremely affordable.
Thanks Mia...we hope to see you back again at Saguaro Rotary Club!  Visit on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/azfilmfest?sk=notes

 


Mar 22, 2011 Mia Schnaible,Director Marketing & Development Arizona Film Festiv Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
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This past Wednesday, Saguaro rotary cosponsored Tucson’s Town Hall with the Casa Adobes and Tucson Rotary clubs.  Saguaro’s Bruce Dusenberry, Arizona Town Hall Board Chair,  moderated along with Brint Milward, Director, U of A School of Government and Public Policy, Suzanne Lawder, CEO, Goodwill Industries and Mark Rubin, attorney, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild as presenters.

 

Discussion topics included strength in diversity, dissent and respectful dialogue, state unfunded pension liabilities, and the rising cost of state corrections.  In addition, the audience was presented copies of the “Highlights of the 97th Arizona Town Hall – Arizona’s Government: the next 100 years.”   Key specific recommendations included:

 

1.     Elect the best people

2.     Empower government to solve problems by seeking out best practices

3.     Reform and reorganize the executive branch

4.     Support Arizona’s judicial branch

5.     Reform the constitutional amendment process

6.     Develop long-term and strategic planning processes

7.     Refocus government priorities

8.     Increase transparency in decision-making

9.     Improve coordination among governments

10. Promote civic involvement

Upcoming events include the 98th Arizona town hall slated for May 1-4, 2011.


For more information go to www.aztownhall.org



March 16 - DoubleTree Hotel --Annual Arizona Town Hall Meeting Jim Lovelace 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
March Madness! Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Keith Ganske, Comptroller, Tierra Right of Way, put together a great presentation. Everyone learned a great deal about Tierra Right of Way, and Keith's role at that company. The Powerpoint presentation included some great pictures and pertinent information.
Who could resist Keith's give-aways ...all in all, very enjoyable for all members! Thanks Keith!

March 8, 2011 -Keith Ganske, Vocational Presentation! Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
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The visit  of the Tucson Fire Department was a grand event! We toured the entire building, from the sleeping quarters to the work-out room.  It's very obvious that a great deal  of planning went into this building.  It was a privilege to be part of this tour.
Can't forget to mention:  the boxed lunch was fabulous - thanks Maurice!

Please view the photos of our tour on our website.

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The mission of the Tucson Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Tucson from natural and manmade hazards and acute medical emergencies through prevention, education and active intervention.
 
Mar. 1, 2011 -Off-Site Vocational Visit - Tucson Fire Department Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
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 David Godlewski

David has been with SAHBA for two and a half years. He is the association’s interim president and is also responsible for managing the association’s political and policy efforts at the local and state level.


What is SAHBA?

Trade association for residential construction industry in So. AZ
Established in 1952
Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz 
Local NAHB Affiliate
More than 350 Members
“The Community Builder”

A very compelling presentation about the state of new construction today in Tucson. Tucson has gone from issuing 12,000 new building permits 7 years ago, to approx. 1,800  in 2010.

However,there still are many opportunities -  Better Sales Prospects - Green & Sustainable - Infill & Niche Building to mention a few  in the future for Tucson.

 We thank David for his excellent presentation.



2/22/2011 David Godlewski, President SAHBA Home Building and the Economic Impact Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
February Dates to Remember... Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
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Boy Scout Pack 186 Bake Sale

 $278.00 was raised!

Thank you Boy Scout Pack 186 and thank you Scott Forgues.

A "sweet" time was had by all!

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"Tucson Padres"

Changes are in the making. Mike is going to bring back the Padres to Tucson.He has ideas and plans that Tucson has been anticipating for a long time.

A great presentation,thank you Mike for all you are doing for Tucson!



 
Jan 11 - Mike Feder - Tucson Padres Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
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White Elephant Gift Exchange
One of our best meetings of this year. If you missed this meeting, there are many more to come  that will be just as much fun.  Running around and trying to decide exactly what gift you really needed, gave us all a lot of laughts. The Santa Carving, personnally crafted by Doug Raine, was a true treasure, but lets not forget the infamous faucet pepper mill!

See the photos of this event by clicking on this link:http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Journals/JournalDetails.aspx?accountid=2422&jid=31313

Did you hear the idea of Exchanging White Elephant's may occur this July too?

Jan 4, White Elephant Gift Exchange Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2011-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Lovelace on Oct 25, 2010
On Nov.30th  2010  Kim Lane, a Commercial Banker, officially became a member of the (Tucson) Saguaro Rotary Club.
Congratulations Kim! We are all so proud to have you as our newest member!
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Posted by Diane Ventura-Goodyear on Oct 01, 2010

Saguaro Committee's Reports for District Governor

More Info below about Ernie and Sally

District 5500 Governor Ernie Montague Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2010-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Sept. 21, 2010 City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Dept Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2010-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Tom Murphey is the president of DM50. His presentation was very informative. 

The DM50 was formed in 1986 by a diverse group of greater Tucson civic and business leaders to further enhance and strengthen the relationship between Davis-Monthan Air Force Base personnel and the civilian population of the region. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the DM airmen and their families in ways that would demonstrate the respect and appreciation the region has for its military personnel. It also functions as an advocate for the base and attempts to bridge relationships among DM and the educational, commercial, political, and social leadership of greater Tucson.  The DM50 is a non-profit, volunteer service organization with no formal ties to DM and since its inception has been instrumental in providing over $750,000 in funding for dozens of initiatives that improve the quality of life for DM's airmen. These funds are raised from the greater Tucson community on an annual basis to support:the Child Car Safety Seat Program and Blake Down Annual DM-50 Golf Tournament to mention just a few.

Tom wants us to visit their website: DM50.org  for further information.

Sept. 14, 2010- Tom Murphey Diane Ventura-Goodyear 2010-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Glenn Shaw - New Member Diane Ventura-Goodyear 0
The Four-Way Test Diane Ventura-Goodyear 0
Birthdays of Saguaro Rotary Members Diane Ventura-Goodyear 0
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 http://www.cca-carvers.org/bio-pages/raine.html

Doug Raine

Doug Raine

Doug began carving when not tending to chores on the family farm. At 16 he shipped out on a Great Lakes freighter and passed the time during off-duty hours carving small figures. After college graduation, he joined the U.S.Air Force and became a jet fighter pilot. He earned two combat decorations in Korea and again found himself passing time woodcarving. Doug later worked as an elementary and junior high principal. He was active in Boy Scouting with his son, and camp-outs found him carving a caged ball and chain for the fascinated Scouts.

 

Doug served as president of the Southwest Woodcarvers and is a member of Arizona Woodcarvers, National Woodcarvers Association, and Affiliated Woodcarvers, Ltd.

Doug is available to teach woodcarving seminars and judge exhibits and shows. His carvings are available for sale.