Posted by Alberto Ranjel on Jan 21, 2020
January meeting tasks:
Check-in Table: Beth Dannheim
Inspiration: Andy Swarthout
Sergeant-at-Arms: Keith Ganske
Lunch is chef's choice for the start of the year.  Don't worry!  We know we have veggie-lovers out there.
On Tuesday, January 21 the OPR welcomes Tammy Ferris, director of strategic innovation for Watermark Retirement Communities.  A word from Tammy from their website:
I love getting into the middle of big ideas and helping launch them to reality. At Watermark, big ideas for delivering the highest quality care for our residents come from every direction—from staff, residents, leadership and the community and these ideas need champions who can enthusiastically lead the process for ushering them into reality. I enjoy working with diverse teams, and the success that comes from members contributing through unique lenses.

At Watermark, I’m involved in cutting-edge innovation and program development in support of Thrive Living for our residents and associates; what could be better than making a difference and having fun doing it!

My recent experience was in development for the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. It was here that I began working with the Watermark team, helping to shape value-add projects for Masters of Business students and working with faculty to sponsor pioneering research in Integrative Leadership. My passion for health care innovation originated from working with students interested in careers in health care and the advancement opportunities that I observed at the intersection of health care and business.

I have a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Arizona. I’m a Tucson-native with two grown children and love all aspects of the spectacular desert and culture of the Southwest as well as travel to other interesting cultures across the globe.

More information about Watermark Retirement Communities can be found here at their website.  Let's welcome Tammy to the OPR!

Reminder ticket money is due for those participating in the OPR social on January 31 to cheer on the Tucson Roadrunners.  Please provide all dough to Sarah LoRang and tickets will be purchased shortly thereafter.  Those who signed up should have received a direct email.  This is going to be fun!  
On Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm will be the Tucson Firefighters Memorial for fallen firefighters.  Send any last requests for information to OPR member Lynn Kastella.  It will take place at:
Fire Central
300 S. Fire Central Lane
Tucson, AZ 85701
To RSVP for the event click here.
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Future OPR and 5500 events

January 17-20, 2020 - RYLA
February 2020 - Barrio mixer
March 2020 - OPR Arizona Wildcat baseball game night
April 2020 - OPR Top Golf night
April 2020 - OPR at Doggy Shorts (A Furry Film Fest, Handi-Dogs, Inc)
June 2020 - 2020-2021 Installation Dinner
Keep an eye on the OPR website and bulletins!  They are ever-evolving.