Posted by Public Information, Old Pueblo Rotary Club on Aug 14, 2022
AUGUST 16, 2022
This week we welcome Manny Felix, founder and CEO of the AZ Cyber Initiative, an approved and established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with dedicated to developing and building the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in Arizona.  More information about the AZ Cyber Initiative and Mr. Felix can be found at  We'll see you there!

Summary of Last Meeting
On August 9, 2022, the Rotary Club of Old Pueblo (Tucson) held its weekly meeting at Noble Hops where ten (10) members attended and one (1) guest.  OPRC President Beto Ranjel presided over and called the meeting to order.  Next, all attendees recited the Pledge of Allegiance and thereafter, the following announcements and presentation were made:    
·     The President would like to institute monthly service project opportunities.  If you have a suggestion for a project, please contact Beto at (520) 603-1819 or via email at   We currently have a tree planting project scheduled for October/November and a project with the Humane Society thereafter. 
·       HUGE “Thank You” to Joe Davey for stepping up to serve as the Club newsletter coordinator and help with maintenance of our Club’s website.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve in other roles like IT and meeting setup, inspirational leader, or Sergeant at Arms, please contact Keith at (520)247-7237 or by email at
·     MARK YOUR CALENDARS for upcoming guests and presentations! 
– September 6th:  Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Paul Meecham)
–  September 13th:  District 5500 Governor Anita McDonald
–   September 20th:  The Arizona Cyber Initiative (Manny Felix)
–   October 4th:  Reach for The Stars Nonprofit (Kira Reid & Carlos Aragon)
·       Tucson Classics Car Show.  Dot Kret, member of the Rotary Club of Tucson, attended the meeting and presented information on this year’s car show fundraiser.  The Rotary Club of Tucson is holding its 16th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show on Saturday, October 15, 2022.  In addition to a display of over 400 high quality Classic Cars and Hot Rods, the show field will include a food court, beer and wine garden, vendors with car-related items and jewelry for sale, and musical entertainment all day.  Tickets cost $10 which includes entrance to the event and a chance to win the grand prize of a 2015 Corvette C7 Convertible Z-51 (or $40,000 cash), or 5 other prizes including a $3,000 Sam Levitz Furniture, Sam’s Outlet, Ashley Homestore or Gallery at Levitz Shopping Spree, $2,000 in new kitchen appliances from the Tucson Appliance Company, $1,000 Car Care Gift Certificate towards a new set of Cooper tires from Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care, $1,000 Gift Certificate for The Specialist, or a $500 Cartridge World Tucson Ink or Toner Gift Certificate.  Tucson Rotary Club is asking OPRC to partner once again with their club in selling tickets.  OPRC will receive $5 per ticket sold and the remaining proceeds will go primarily to Pima JTED.  To sell or purchase tickets, please contact OPRC Secretary Karen Riddle at (601) 953-9727 or by email at  You also can purchase tickets online by visiting and input Old Pueblo Rotary where it asks for a referral or in the bottom of the page in the “Questions Box”.   
·       This meeting’s presentation was provided by our very own President Beto Ranjel.  Beto provided an overview and tutorial of the Club’s website.  OPRC’s website is managed through ClubRunner, a membership software platform, which provides a place where members can find the latest meeting information, minutes from the Board of Directors meeting, the Club’s bylaws and constitution, and an application to sponsor a prospective member.  If you haven’t perused the website lately, check it out.  Especially in the months to come as Joe Davey works his magic on it!
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