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With the Four-Way Test as our guide, the Rotary Club of Tucson will be an indispensable resource for our community, and will provide our members a remarkable return on their investment of skills, time, and resources.

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When we extend compassion, we know it benefits others, but did you know that cultivating compassion also benefits the one feeling and extending it? The University of Arizona’s Center for Compassion Studies, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is investigating how qualities such as kindness, altruism, mindfulness, forgiveness and compassion impact our lives at every level. In addition to researching these impacts, we’re also integrating mindfulness, compassion training, and other strategies that support our ability to receive, extend and cultivate self-care in academic and community settings. Join us to learn more about how the cultivation of these qualities supports our well-being as individuals, and a society.
Biography - Leslie Langbert
Leslie is the Executive Director of the Center for Compassion Studies, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, and is an instructor in the Care, Health & Society program of the Department of Sociology, offering the course CHS 496- Self-Care in the Helping Professions. A licensed clinical social worker, yoga therapist and meditation instructor, she is passionate about sharing wellness and mindfulness practices to help support individuals on their journey of self-discovery to further develop the skills of compassion, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude and mindfulness.

Justin Williams
As founder and CEO of Startup Tucson, Justin Williams has been a leader of regional efforts to develop a vibrant startup community in Tucson, AZ through programs that support entrepreneurs and innovators alike.  Programs like Startup Tucson’s Idea to Impact Pipeline have set a national standard for strategic integration of programs like Co-Founder Speed Dating, Startup Weekend, Hackathons, Thryve Startup Incubator Growth Accelerators, and Startup Job Crawl.  Williams has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs to help them take their ideas and bring them to impact. 
Justin is also co-founder and Executive Director of InnovateUA, a program to foster a campus-wide culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Arizona.  He also teaches entrepreneurship in both the Eller College of Management and the College of Engineering. 
Prior to his tenure with Startup Tucson, Justin served as Director of the Arizona Technology Council.  There he established the Tucson office as part of its 2008 merger with AMIT – Tucson’s Aerospace, Manufacturing and Information Technology Cluster, where he served as founder and Executive Director.
Justin worked for over 10 years with high-tech firms in Southern Arizona including Electronic Data Systems, Intuit, and Ventana Medical Systems.  He has worked with numerous small technology companies helping to commercialize university research.
Justin has a B.S. in Systems Engineering, an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance and is an alumnus of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.  In 2011, Justin was named as one of Tucson’s “40-Under-40” by the Arizona Daily Star. 

The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is pleased to announce the return of NOVA Home Loans as our title partner. This year’s game will be played on Friday, December 30 at Arizona Stadium. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl will feature a team from the Mountain West competing against a team from the Sun Belt Conference.  Both the Mountain West and Sun Belt Conference have committed to sending teams to the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl for the 2016-2019 seasons.  A Tucson based 501c3 has been formed to own and operate the bowl game.
A mission brief of 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern (AFSOUTH) emphasizing US Air Force impacts on the Counter Drug and Counter Transnational Organized Crime missions.

The Republic of Korea is home to 50 million people, half of whom live in and around Seoul, the worlds second most populous city.

From May 28 - June 1, this mega city was home to about 50,000 Rotarians attending the Rotary International Convention. Our General Secretary, Hewko said: Seoul is a perfect place to hold a Rotary Convention. Why? Because, among other things, Korea represents innovation. And innovation is what we need today at Rotary if we are to realize our full potential - in membership, Foundation giving, humanitarian service, public image, and attracting new generations.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is a state agency that has the responsibility of administering the state’s water laws; exploring methods of augmenting water supplies to meet future demands; and developing public policies that promote conservation and equitable distribution of water.  Jeff Tannler, Statewide Active Management Area (AMA) Director for ADWR, will provide an overview of water management in Arizona from a statewide perspective, as well as a look at local water management within the Tucson AMA.
On August 1, 2015, Sheriff Nanos took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Pima County.
Sheriff Nanos is a native of El Paso, Texas where he grew up just miles from the U.S. / Mexico border. Values that have served as guideposts throughout his life include: hard work, integrity and treating all people with respect.
Sheriff Nanos began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the El Paso Police Department.
The program will discuss common factors which drain our vital energy and demonstrate simple techniques to build vitality daily.
Books for children and teens have been the one bright spot in publishing over the last 7-8 years, particularly young adult novels, which have enjoyed a tremendous increase in sales. The range and quality of books published for teens and children has increased, and some of the best writers and illustrators now work in the field of children’s books. Authors and illustrators enjoy the flexibility and passion of children as readers, which allows for more innovation, resulting in trends such as graphic novels, novels in verse, unusual book formats, and multigenre books, along with all kinds of digital interfaces.
Today’s presentation will focus specifically on the work the Salvation Army does among those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency issues.  The Tucson ARC has served Southern Arizona since the mid 1960’s and admits on average of 500+ men every year.  The Salvation Army operates the largest privately funded rehabilitation program in the United States as a free service to those who need us most.
The Rotary Club of Tucson invited TUSD District board members running for re-election and new candidates to participate in a forum at the May 18th meeting.  The forum will focus on the future of the Tucson Unified School District.  Each candidate was asked to give a brief statement and bio.  See their information below in alphabetical order:
We love to dance. We love to teach.  Come see us dance!
At the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, students get a chance to learn from some of the best dancers in the world. There are currently four schools located in Tucson, Phoenix, Dallas and Houston. Over the years, Darren Maguire has gathered a highly-skilled staff that has performed at some of the world’s largest stages.

On March 21, 2016, Gilt Edge Marketing released a study indicating that Tucson is ranked number 25 in their list of top soccer markets in America.  How did we get here?  What can we do, as a community, to capitalize on this?
The four nominated and finalist charities who will split 50% of the 2016 net TCCS proceeds will present live summaries of their proposals to the club during the meeting on Wednesday. Always an exciting and pressure filled meeting because at the end of the presentations the club members will vote and create a recommendation to the Foundation that the top two vote receivers should receive 20% of the TCCS net proceeds and the other two should receive 5%. All will be winners but there is an order of magnitude worth fighting for. Be there!


Rich Rodriguez is the head coach of the Arizona football program. He was introduced as the 30th head coach on Nov. 22, 2011.  Coach Rodriguez will give an update on Arizona Football.

Home Hospitality Week 4-10-16 Thru 4-16-16
Home Hospitality Week will begin on Sunday, April 10th through Saturday, April 16th.  This is such an enjoyable event where Members of the Club open up their homes for a breakfast, lunch or a dinner to host members and their guests.  These events will replace our lunch meeting on Wednesday, April 13th.  Also, the Rotary office hours will be limited so please leave either a detailed voice mail or email and we will get back to you just as soon as we can.
Have an enjoyable week with fellow Rotarians and friends, and we’ll see you at our next regular lunch meeting on April 20th.

In 2014 there were only 72 new death sentences nationwide. In fact, 80% of the 35 executions that took place in 2014 took place in just three states, Texas, Florida and Missouri. The Pew Research Center found in 2014 that public support for the death penalty is at a 40 year low at 56%, and opposition to the death penalty has increased to 38%.
The Key to Business and Personal Success
My Remarkable Journey in Rotary
Bob Shaff is the Owner of Tucson-based Customers for Life Consulting.  He helps clients create “remarkable” customer and employee experiences.
Bob started his working career selling light bulbs door-to-door in Phoenix, Arizona. He went on from there to earn a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Jenny Volpe will speak about the importance of the first 1,000 days in a child’s life. She will discuss the science of brain development and how the early childhood years relate to a child’s future academic outcomes and success.  She will draw on recent research to illuminate the educational landscape and highlight how effective language and literacy experiences and interventions in the early years help to build the architecture of a child’s brain and can ultimately work to close the achievement gap.
Biography - Mike Orcutt
A service oriented individual who has consistently worked since he was 14 years old. Mike believes everyone should do something with their lives and to put “Service Beyond Self” was his decision in 1981 when he started working in the funeral industry. Today Mike and his wife Dee Dee own and operate the Angel Valley Funeral Home and Old Pueblo Crematory in Tucson, Arizona. They are one of the few remaining family owned and operated facilities in the city. Mike loves what he does and is willing to share with you the “Business”.  The funeral and cremation industry as a whole has changed drastically in the past 35 years. This will be a great opportunity for the membership to ask questions in a setting to get the right answer. This is a subject that few will even talk about and discuss as a group.  He has assisted with thousands of funeral and memorial services in his career and has actually embalmed over 3500 deceased individuals and has helped many of the members in our club. Think about questions you would like to ask and he will have an answer.

John Lee and James Mandolini are co-creators of Rotary Local. The Rincon Rotary Club has been focused on education for almost 50 years. Rotary Local is an online platform that allows us to listen to teachers in our community. We believe that our efforts in education are amplified by partnering with teachers, because they are so keenly aware of the actual needs inside the classroom. By purchasing the requested items from local businesses, we complete the economic circle which will lead to a more vibrant community. Rotary Local leverages the person capital inside our Rotary Club by hosting an online forum to discuss the challenges and merits of each proposal. Join us for our annual fundraiser The Taste of Chocolate on April 10th - Eat Chocolate | Help Teachers.
Rotary and the Four-Way Test
From the earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians have been concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Rotary Four-Way Test, which Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created in 1932 when he took charge of a company facing bankruptcy. This twenty-four-word test for employees to use in making decisions in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with suppliers and customers. The company survived and prospered and its success is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
For the next few minutes, Julius Parker, Jr. will take you on a journey that will cover some of the significant accomplishments and events that have become indelible moments in African American History as seen mostly through the eyes of a soldier for thirty-four years.
Matt Zoll with Pima County DOT will provide a status update on the development of The Loop, a planned 131-mile shared use pathway system that travels through unincorporated Pima County, Marana, Oro Valley, South Tucson, and Tucson. The Loop is nearing completion with several exciting developments underway.
In 1989, Alan Day created a unique industry. He took 1500 excess, unadoptable government-owned wild horses and put them on his 35,000-acre ranch in the Sand Hills of South Dakota. There, he managed, cared for and even trained them to follow a cowboy on horseback. Alan had the horses - and many adventures with them - for four years. Today, he advocates establishing private sanctuaries as a solution to the huge challenges facing the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse Program.

Rotary Club of Tucs
the 10th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 15, 2016
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
Aug 03, 2016
Leslie Langbert
Educating Hearts & Minds for a More Compassionate World
Aug 10, 2016
Jean Fedigan
Community for the Common Good
Aug 17, 2016
Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman
Recent Fieldwork by the UofA Egyptian Expedition
Aug 24, 2016
Ahron Cohen
Arizona Coyotes
Sep 07, 2016
Chief Cheryl Horvath
Mt. Vista Fire District
Sep 14, 2016
Peter Smith
Osiris REX
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
David Fitzsimmons
The Usual Political Piffle
Oct 05, 2016
Marie Wesselhoft
Research on MS
Oct 12, 2016
Car Show Committee
Car Show Rah Rah
Rotary seeks Chief Development Officer
The General Manager of The Rotary Foundation/Chief Development Officer is responsible for the effective management and operations of The Rotary Foundation. Working closely with the executive management team and Rotary leadership, this position will oversee the fund development, polio eradication and partnership/sponsorship activities within the organization. The position reports to the General Secretary and will ensure that strategies are aligned to achieve the goals of The Rotary Foundation, which include annual fund development goals in excess of US$300 million dollars. The leader will...
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
Rotary Club of Tucson
3900 E. Timrod St., Suite 4
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