Weekly Meeting:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711 (USA)
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Of the things we think, say or do

1.  Is it the TRUTH?

2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?


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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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.
Chuck Tampio started his career in education as a Peace Corps Volunteer as part of the first wave in the early 60's.  He taught at several universities including a year as a visiting professor at the University of Parma, in Italy.  He served as chief of staff to the commissioner of education in Rhode Island in the 70's and then worked for 25 years as VP of the Close Up Foundation where they conducted study programs on American government for more than 250,000 students and teachers from throughout the world. He was the first anchor for C--SPAN and interviewed hundreds of members of the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations and members of Congress.  After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, he made a number of trips to former Soviet countries where he designed curriculum materials and taught former communist teachers on education for democracy.
Chuck has designed and conducted non-partisan week long study programs for teachers for the last 9 presidential  inaugurations in Washington, DC.
Today, he has retired on a small ranch on the east side where he leads desert tours on horseback and environmental tours with off road jeeps.  He is a docent at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Tucson Museum of Art where he has developed a number of multi-media art talks and has presented them throughout the country and in Italy.
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.”
Our lunch meeting on May 17, 2017 will be held in the Bonsai/Boojum Rooms at the DoubleTree.  The entrance is to the South of the Lobby.
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.
At our May 3, 2017 Club lunch meeting, the membership will be voting on the 2017 Final Four TCCS Secondary Beneficiaries.  They are as follows:
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.
Jerry Harris will talk about the research behind writing “High Meadow Ranch”.
Jerry Harris grew up on a farm in Yazoo County, Mississippi and owned horses before he was school age. His father's farm was divided into a cattle operation and a crop raising operation. Jerry graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi with a BA in English. While at Millsaps, he wrote short stories under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize winner, Eudora Welty, Writer in Residence. After graduating from the University of Mississippi Law School, Jerry moved to Memphis, Tennessee. In March of 1974, Jerry became a prosecutor with the Shelby County, Tennessee Attorney General's Office. He worked as an active trial attorney until 2004 at which time he retired. He was head of the Major Violators Unit, Chief Homicide Prosecutor, and Legal Advisor to the Homicide Bureau of the Memphis Police Department.
An update from the Executive Director of the Red Cross on current improvements and upcoming goals for how the Red Cross can continue to improve services in Southern Arizona.
Due to an emergency with our speaker, Mike Levin (Port of Tucson), who has been called away and will be unable to present at the 3/22/17 lunch meeting, our very own Mark Irvin and Dave Gallaher have stepped in.  The topic presented will be "Fly Fishing in New Zealand".  This should be a lot of fun with these two at the helm...
The Port of Tucson has been in service since 2004 and has continued to prove to be a tremendous asset to both the Tucson-metro area and the Southwest region as a whole. Providing both domestic and international intermodal container transportation, the Port of Tucson facilitates in the transport and exchange of goods within the United States and Mexico; even contributing to the exportation of American products to Asian countries along the Pacific Rim. Furthermore, the Port greatly contributes to our local economy by offering long-term, onsite warehousing for manufacturing and distribution, along with various recreational local and non-local businesses wanting to expand to our great area.
The Make-A-Wish® Story
Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer in 1980 set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity. As the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, Make-A-Wish Arizona® continues to be a trailblazer and granted 365 wishes in fiscal year 2016, 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.
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild became Tucson’s 41st Mayor when he was elected in 2011 and is currently in his 2nd term.  Mayor Jonathan Rothschild came to City Hall promising accountability in government, increased emphasis on economic growth and help for those most in need.  Mayor Rothschild follows a long time tradition of Tucson mayors becoming an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Tucson in 2013.
I will briefly discuss some highlights of my life experiences:  humble beginnings, rising to executive status with a Fortune 500 Company, painful divorce, being fired at 55 on a corporate takeover, having cancer, four detached retinas, abdominal surgeries, starting a biodiesel company, eventually taking it public where it is listed on NASDAQ and in the process launching a new industry which is many billion dollars in size today. Throughout the discussion I will comment on mistakes made, lessons learned, and takeaways that I have been told have been beneficial to a number of readers of my book and audience members who have heard me speak.

Last year, Caterpillar announced it will relocate its Surface Mining & Technology division to a centralized hub in Tucson, Arizona. Christophe Dupont, Regional/Group Financial Officer, will talk about the division's decision to move to Tucson, our proximity to customers and transforming in this age of smart iron.
The athletics arena provides a venue that becomes a classroom for principles of living, struggling, growing, and succeeding. Lessons learned on fields and courts translate effectively into guidelines for living fully and living well.
Conversely, the athlete who has established a solid base of values in living, is better suited to meet and overcome the challenges of sport, and in addition, be better prepared to accept rewards that may come without losing their sense of where and who they are.
The result can be a dynamic synergism that greatly enhances a college athlete’s overall development.

The presentation will focus on the history of the 390th Bomb Group and how the museum keeps their courage and dedication alive for future generations.  The 390th Bomb Group was one of 40 B-17 Bomb Groups and who flew 301 missions against the Axis powers from England during World War 2.  Stationed in Framlingham near the east shore, the group took part in many of the most famous and deadly missions flown by allied forces.  The 390th lost a total of 176 aircraft, 721 men killed, and over 700 captured.  They also had one of the best bombing accuracies of all the groups, and were credited with shooting down over 377 enemy aircraft.  The 390th took part in one of the first missions to bomb Berlin, led the 3rd wave of bombing German positions during D-Day, flew the first missions to bomb in Germany and then land in Russia, and finally they flew Humanitarian missions to Holland dropping food at the end of the war.  The presentation will highlight several interesting areas of the 390th and provide an overview of the museum.
DARK DAY:  There will be no Rotary Club of Tucson lunch meeting on February 1, 2017 due to the Gem Show scheduled at the DoubleTree.  Since this is a scheduled Dark Day, no make up is required.
Tabitha Yim will describe the four components of women’s gymnastics competition and show video examples. She will discuss her formative experiences with gymnastics as a student, competitor, and coach. Now in her second year as Head Coach at Arizona, she will share her vision for the future of this program, recap some of last year’s performances, and the outlook for the current season.
Celebrate with the Club the results of our 2016 Tucson Classics Car Show. The 2016 effort will be reviewed, peopled thanked, the Grand Total revealed and then we will give it all away to some awesome charities. Did we break the ‘Total Raised’ $1,000,000 mark this year? Come to the meeting to find out and please bring prospectives, friends and families to one of the best meetings of the year.  It WAS a 10!
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. 

Biography – Sydney A. Rice, MD
Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a doctoral degree in Medicine from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in health evaluation sciences from the University of Virginia. She received residency and chief residency training in pediatrics at the University of Arizona where she received multiple teaching awards.
We want to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.  The schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows:
Wednesday, 12/21/16 - DARK - No Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, 12/28/16 - DARK - No Lunch Meeting
We will see you all in the New Year at our first meeting of 2017 scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the DoubleTree. 
Happy Holidays everyone!
Hello fellow Rotarians.  A wonderful night is being planned for our Annual Holiday Mixer, Thursday, December 15th, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at La Mariposa.  The resort is located at 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ, between Tanque Verde Rd. and Speedway Blvd.  The menu for the evening is an Italian Buffet with all the trimmings and a delicious dessert table.  We have a DJ locked in for the evening to play music appropriate for our holiday spirit, and a cash bar will be the plan for the evening.
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Rotary Club of Tucs
the 11th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 21, 2017
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
Member Social Mixer - Replacement Meeting
May 31, 2017
No Lunch Meeting
Stacy Butler
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Step Up to Justice
Dr. Andrea Romero
Jun 14, 2017
Youth Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention
Amy Allen
Jun 21, 2017
UofA Rotaract
Jul 05, 2017
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La Mariposa Resort
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