Weekly Meeting:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711 (USA)
520-623-2281
 
 
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THE FOUR-WAY TEST

Of the things we think, say or do

1.  Is it the TRUTH?

2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3.  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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

 
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As Rotarians we are fortunate to have inherited the legacy of those who have preceded us.
 
Rotary started out with four businessmen with diverse backgrounds, meeting in Chicago in 1905 to exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, with the desire to give back to and make their community a better place for all to live.  Today, we are part of 1.2 million Rotarians who form an international organization addressing challenges around the world. 
 
For us, the legacy began in 1921 with the creation of the Rotary Club of Tucson.  Our support over those years of our international foundation has created incredible solutions to challenges partially measured by 932 Paul Harris Fellows.  Our own club foundation started just over 40 years ago by our own Larry Adamson, and now has significant funds that generate investment income to support our youth programs at $8,000/year, our Rotary office at $10,000/year, our international programs at $17,500/year, plus provide University of Arizona and Pima Community College scholarships over and above what our members support
 
To continue our legacy, our club foundation has created three endowed funds: Community Charities; Scholarships; and International Programs.  At our meeting, six of our fellow club members will share more about these endowments and how planning and support today can insure their success in the future. 
Since Sean Miller was unable to present at the 9/20/17 meeting, our very own Liz Baker has stepped in to present to the club.  Thank you Liz!
 
SARSEF, the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, is on a mission to create the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Experience first-hand how they are teaching students to make decisions based on data and form conclusions based on evidence, a skill that is essential in this day and age. Find out how SARSEF addresses the growing gap between STEM jobs and qualified workers in Arizona as they engage over 95,000 underrepresented students in areas of poverty, each year. And hear how being involved in SARSEF impacted not only student test scores across the state, it changes the lives of students, one at a time – most recently a student who will be attending the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies this November.
 
Biography ~ Liz Baker
 
Liz Baker serves as Deputy Director of SARSEF: Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation - an organization recognized for its innovation and impact as a Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Award Winner, Social Venture Partner Investee, and most recently as one of the top-10 finalists nationally for the Peter Drucker Institue’s Innovation Award.  Liz earned her Master of Science in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology from the University of St. Andrews, and went on to become a Researcher for Koko the signing gorilla at The Gorilla Foundation.  Liz got her start through science research competitions, where she won over $260,000 as a three-time winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  Now, Liz serves as Policy Chair for the Society for Science and the Public’s Advisory Board and Judging Coordinator for the International Science and Engineering Fair.  Through her work with SARSEF, Liz has received honors such as the Women’s Public Voices Fellowship, Women of Influence Education Champion, Greater Tucson Leadership 2016, the Award for Excellence in K-12 STEM Diversity, and Grand Prize at SVP's Fast Pitch. In her free time, Liz enjoys her time as a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson and Charter 100 Arizona.
Paul Cicala has been nominated for multiple EMMY’s in news and sports, and after a career that’s taken him to Southern California, Las Vegas, Texas and Mexico, Paul’s proud to be back in the area he was born and raised: Tucson, AZ.
Alan Young will be presenting on the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl and the economic and branding benefits to Southern Arizona.
 
President Cliff is continuing the tradition of having our 5th Wednesday meeting away from the DoubleTree. Our Social Committee has planned an event on Wednesday, August 30th at the GAP Ministries located at 2861 N. Flowing Wells Road. This function will take the place of our regularly scheduled Wednesday lunch meeting.   Registration is now closed for this event but if you are interested in attending, please call the Rotary office.  Guest Fee is $15 which will be billed to your account.
 
Adia Barnes was introduced as Arizona's head women's basketball coach on April 4, 2016. The leading scorer in Arizona women’s basketball history and a WNBA Champion, Barnes came to Tucson after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Washington for five seasons.
Biography ~ Sheriff Mark Napier
 
On January 1, 2017, Sheriff Mark Napier became the 34th Sheriff of Pima County. Sheriff Napier is a six-time decorated law enforcement professional with 29 years of experience. He began his law enforcement career with the Marshalltown Police Department in Iowa, before moving to Tucson, Arizona. In 1987, he became an officer with the Tucson Police Department, where he served for 21 years, retiring as a Captain in 2008. Sheriff Napier’s assignments with the Tucson Police Department gave him experience in virtually every facet of the administration and operation of a law enforcement agency.
Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly is the Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twelfth Air Force ensures the readiness of seven active duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations, and oversees 14 gained Air Reserve Component units totaling more than 360 aircraft and 20,300 Airmen. As the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command, Air Forces Southern conducts security cooperation and provides air, space and cyberspace capabilities throughout the 31 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.

 
For over 29 years, Paul Bucky has been garnering knowledge and experience about how simple healing can be. Through the touch-healing technique called Bio-Touch, Paul has taught and shared the gift of self-awareness, love and healing to many people around the world. His steadfast belief is that it’s our birthright to be healthy, happy and loved.
In 1866, the U.S. Congress established six African American infantry and cavalry regiments at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In the 150 years since that time, African Americans have actively participated in our nation’s defense, and this program recounts the history of America’s buffalo soldiers. These overlooked warriors helped shape the complex history of the American West, facing not only bullets and arrows, but racial discrimination. How did they come to be called buffalo soldiers? Who were these unknown or forgotten men?
 
Due to a family emergency, our scheduled program, Jim Cantrell, Vector Space Systems, is unable to present to the club on Wednesday.  In his place, we are delighted to have our very own Club member, Colonel Kent Laughbaum present to us.  His program is entitled "Raytheon Support to the American Warrior".  Thank you Kent!
 
Colonel Kent Laughbaum (USAF, ret.) works at Raytheon Missile Systems in the U.S. national security arena, with focus on advanced warfighting concepts and future weapons.
Fresh off his return from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, President Cliff will discuss highlights from the convention.  Throughout the discussion, President Cliff will demonstrate how RI’s goals intertwine with our own club’s strategic plan and Cliff’s goals for the upcoming year.  Immediately following the convention, Cliff and his family traveled to Scotland for the wedding of his oldest son – we may also hear a little of their Scottish adventures!
DARK DAY:  There will be no Rotary Club of Tucson lunch meeting on July 5, 2017 due to the COA PARTY on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at La Mariposa, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  All members and guests must register on the website, www.tuconsrotary.org.  DEADLINE to register is Wednesday, 7/5/17 by 12:00 Noon.
In the past 11 years the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has invested more than $1 billion to improve mobility, travel options and safety in our region. The RTA has delivered more than 770 improvements from brand new roadways, to improved intersections, new sidewalks, expanded transit, wildlife crossings, and miles of bikeways.
Biography ~ Amy Allen
 
Originally from northern Arizona, the town of Camp Verde to be exact, Amy has grown to love Tucson over the past five years, and Rotaract has been a huge part of that. Her involvement of the club, starting with reinvigoration of the club’s life on campus four years ago to becoming president once again this past year, has shown her the beauty of our city and its desire to only get better. She is an avid fan and player of soccer and enjoys snowboarding when she can, and lives with her amazing sister Angel, who is a Rotarian with Tucson Sunrise Rotary. Together they face the world and all its challenges with a daring laugh and smile. Amy 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 she is very excited to move on to the next chapter of her life. Amy looks forward to seeing where Rotaract goes once she has left, and has been so fortunate to be involved with Rotary as much as she has been up till now.
This week's program will focus on building community and coalition efforts for collective impact.
 
Biography ~ Dr. Andrea Romero
 
Dr. Romero has a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology, and is Fitch Nesbitt Professor in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. Dr. Romero is the Director for the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families, which is a research institute that is a catalyst to create and disseminate research that improves the lives of children, youth and families.
This year, over 100,000 low-income individuals in Pima County will face a civil legal problem. 900 attorneys in Pima County are ready to help.  Find out how Step Up to Justice is connecting volunteer attorneys with low-income individuals and families in need.  Step Up to Justice is a full-service free civil legal center powered by the talents of volunteer attorneys. Through careful financial stewardship and technology designed to bring civil legal services to clients where and when they need them, Step Up to Justice builds connections between clients, attorneys and community partners. Step Up to Justice is ground-breaking, forward-thinking and committed to advancing efforts to secure equal access to justice for all.
There will be a Replacement/Social Mixer on 5/31/17 at Jackson Pub & Eatery, 8864 E. Tanque Verde from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will be a replacement meeting for our Wednesday lunch meeting. All members and guests must sign up on Clubrunner.  Go to our home page at www.tucsonrotary.org, scroll down the left hand side to "Upcoming Events".  Guest fee is $25.  Join us for some fun and fellowship!  Questions please call the Rotary Office - 520-623-2281.
The speaker, Chuck Tampio examines some of Washington's most significant monuments as works of art that contain ideals and values intrinsic to the American experience.  He thought it would be appropriate in light of the fact that the May 24 talk is only a few days before Memorial Day, a good time for reflection on those who have sacrificed so much to preserve our liberty.
Biography – Allan Hamilton
 
Allan Hamilton is a graduate from Harvard Medical School and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hamilton holds four Professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been chosen by his neurosurgical peers as “One of America’s Best Doctors” for the last eighteen consecutive years and selected as “One of the Leading Intellects of the Twenty-First Century.”
What is Dragonfly Village?
 
Dragonfly Village is state of the art transitional housing for homeless and low-income individuals and families. Sponsored by Amity Foundation, Dragonfly Village includes 39 fully furnished housing units that are studio, one, two, three or four bedrooms. Utilities are also included.
Sharon Megdal will draw on her 25+ years of experience working on our region’s water issues to provide an overview of both our successes and challenges.  One of the challenges we face is that people don’t show much interest in water management so long as water comes out the tap cleanly and reliably.  How do we educate and engage the public when things are good in order to make sure we have the water future we want?  This question was the foundation of the two-part project “Beyond the Mirage”.  Beyond the Mirage is both a documentary about water in the Colorado River Basin and a dynamic platform for learning.  The project involved filmmaker Cody Sheehy and his team, UA Water Resources Research Center personnel, and Arizona Public Media.  It involved filming throughout the Lower Colorado River Basin and in Israel.  This presentation will include some film clips from Beyond the Mirage and offer insights from Sharon’s locally, national, and international work, including her responsibilities as a member of the Central Arizona Project board.  Because she will have only 20 minutes to speak and answer questions about a very big topic, she is happy to accept questions and comments in advance by email (smegdal@email.arizona.edu).
 
Home Hospitality Week will replace our regular weekly lunch meeting on April 19, 2017.  To Register for a Home Hospitality Event, go to www.tucsonrotary.org and scroll down the left hand column of the home page to Upcoming Events.  Click on Home Hospitality and hit Online Registration Home Hospitality.  There you will see all the hosted events.  Choose the event you would like to attend and click the Green Sign Up button.  Please note there is no charge for members, guest charge is $25.  If you decide to go to more than one event, the member will be charged $25 for any additional events attended. Any questions please call the Rotary Office, 623-2281.
 
 
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Rotary Club of Tucs
on
presents
the 11th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 21, 2017
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
 
 
Speakers
Jim Lubinski/Charlotte Harris
Sep 27, 2017
Rotary Foundations
Coach Sean Miller, UofA Head Basketball Coach
Oct 04, 2017
UofA Basketball
Jim Murphy, Car Show Chair
Oct 11, 2017
Car Show
George Hanson, Executive Director
Oct 18, 2017
Tucson Desert Song Festival
DARK DAY
Oct 25, 2017
No Lunch Meeting
Joe Hentges, District Governor
Nov 01, 2017
District 5500
Bob Logan/Mark Irvin
Nov 08, 2017
Youth Center of Excellence - DMAFB
Past District Governor, Fresno, CA
Nov 15, 2017
Riding in El Tour
Fred Ronstadt
Nov 22, 2017
The Future of 4th Avenue
Replacement/Social Mixer (Evening Event)
Nov 29, 2017
NO LUNCH MEETING
Yvonne Ervin, Director
Dec 13, 2017
Tucson Jazz Festival
Holiday Mixer (Evening Event)
Dec 20, 2017
NO LUNCH MEETING
DARK DAY
Dec 27, 2017
NO LUNCH MEETING
Jim Murphy, Car Show Chair
Jan 10, 2018
2017 Car Show Results
Replacement/Social Mixer (Evening Event)
Jan 31, 2018
NO LUNCH MEETING
DARK DAY
Feb 07, 2018
NO LUNCH MEETING
 
 
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