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.

 
Home Page Stories
Beginning with the first photographic atlases of the Moon, just as the Space Age dawned, Tucson in general, and the University of Arizona in particular, played key roles in the race to put humans on the Moon. He will discuss a few of the stories from that era, whose climax was the landing of Apollo 11 - 50 years ago.
 
 
Biography ~ Tim Swindle
 
Tim Swindle is a Professor of Planetary Sciences and Geosciences, Head of the Department of Planetary Sciences, and Director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona. In his personal research, Professor Swindle has been studying the timing of events throughout the history of the solar system using extraterrestrial materials – meteorites and samples returned by the Apollo astronauts – since the time he was a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his PhD. He is currently a Collaborator on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, which LPL is leading, and asteroid 8690 is named “Swindle” in his honor. He is also one of the hosts of “Arizona Science”, which appears on KUAZ-FM every Friday.
Since its inception in 1997, the CEOs and business leaders of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council have been bringing together leadership and resources to help improve our region’s economic environment and quality of life.  President and CEO Ted Maxwell will share with us the history of SALC and its membership.  He will address how they have helped shape the issues and progress in the region, highlight some of their past accomplishments and share their current areas of concern.
 
Biography ~ Ted Maxwell, President & CEO of Southern Arizona Leadership Council
 
Ted Maxwell joined the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) in April 2013. He assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. The nearly 140 CEOs, business and community leaders of SALC are actively involved in creating a vibrant future for the Tucson region and state of Arizona by engaging the critical issues of education, infrastructure, healthcare, governance as well as economic growth and innovation. Ted’s extensive leadership and command experience from nearly 34 years of military service have served him well in his role at SALC. Ted retired as a Major General in 2018. His final military position was as the Commander of the Arizona Air National Guard. He has over 4600 flying hours predominately in the F-16. Ted was a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy earning a Bachelor’s of Science. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2014. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Town Hall, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl and Tucson Values Teachers.
Please remember our Wednesday lunch meeting on 8/7/19 will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Road in the Catalina Ballroom, 2nd Floor.  For parking and best entrance to the meeting, please take the Rosemont Blvd. entrance to the ballroom.
Tucson's #1 Wildlife Control Company
 
Animal Experts Inc. was established in 1991 by Marc Hammond and Jeff Carver. They have been working with wildlife and domestic animals for over 40 years. Their company offers a unique service that humanely captures and removes wildlife. This includes mice, bats, rats, squirrels, pigeons, javelina, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, and much more.
 
In addition to wildlife, they offer preventative maintenance services and education that prevents unwanted wildlife from entering your home and establishing residence on your property. Their passion is doing wildlife presentations on wildlife safety prevention and wildlife conservation. They believe that education is the key to creating a balance in our ecosystem in order for humans to live with wildlife. They practice what they preach by posting weekly videos on social media about the animals they’ve captured, their relevance to the ecosystem, and fun facts about the animal.
 
If you want to study a subset of geological events on earth, also known as Biosphere 1, you might design a miniature system, but what do you do if you want to study the Biosphere 1's entire complex geology, environment and ecology?  Well, you build Biosphere 2. And so, in 1987 a vision was born, funded by Ed Bass an ecologically minded philanthropist, to assemble steel, concrete, soil, sea water, and plants to build a model of Biosphere 1 consisting of five biomes and 8 humans who would live for almost two years under the dome. While this unprecedented, 'under the dome' experiment fell short for several unanticipated reasons, the idea was sound, the concepts testable, the facility unique, and the science eventually became rigorous, exciting and yielding results applicable not only to Biosphere 1, our own earth, but also to possibilities of imitating Biosphere 1 extra terrestrially. Today, B2 is the largest earth science living laboratory in which precise scientific explorations are underway as part of the University of Arizona. For the Biosphere 2 research team, a major driving force is the question: "How do biological communities organize and respond to landscape evolution and environmental change?"

 
The City of Tucson Mayor Debate and Forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Tucson will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at the TCC in the Turquoise & Crystal Ballrooms at 11:30 a.m.  Thank you Visit Tucson and Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association for sponsoring the Event.
 
Meet our Moderator for the Debate:
 
Moderator - Lorraine Rivera is a veteran broadcaster having worked in the Yuma and Tucson television markets for the last decade. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, School of Journalism with minors in English and Mexican-American Studies, and enjoys cheering on her beloved Wildcats. Rivera is product of Cochise County, born and bred along the U.S./Mexico border in Douglas. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue serving as a journalist in her home state. “It is a privilege to work with such a well-respected group of diverse journalists. I believe in the mission of Arizona Public Media to provide Arizonans with in-depth journalism.”
 
 
 
Well, fellow Rotarians, the Bob Logan Reign of Terror has started off with a bang!  And the bang you heard was the HUGE Gavel Charlotte Harris found in going through an old storage locker of Rotary memorabilia (some memorable, some not so much).  So thanks Charlotte -- the reign of terror gavel will live a good life during our upcoming Rotary year.
 
As Michael Ortega enters his fourth year as manager of the City of Tucson, he has gained valuable insight on how the $1.6 billion organization can best lead the Old Pueblo as a vibrant city of the future. Mr. Ortega challenges the 4,500 members of his staff to not only deliver excellent services, but to realize that they are uniquely positioned to be drivers of innovation and economic development no matter what capacity they serve the community. Most recently, the city gathered a group of nearly 100 directors, deputy directors, and administrators to create a strategic action plan that brings the city’s culture map and general plan to life through priority projects and cross-departmental teamwork. As he enters the new fiscal year, Mr. Ortega looks forward to continuing culture change across the organization through strategic planning, revamping the budget process, branding, continued partnering with the private sector, and implementing data-driven policies. Mr. Ortega inspires his staff to be leaders who translate the bold vision of the community into the reality of a thriving Tucson.
In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, there will be no luncheon meeting held on July 3, 2019.  This is a scheduled DARK day, no make up will be necessary. 
 
We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  See you July 10, 2019 for our next regular luncheon meeting.  The program is Michael Ortega - City Manager, "Culture Change at the City of Tucson".
The Change of Administration Event will be held on Saturday, June 29th at Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd., from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Cost per person is $55 and will be billed to your account.  All must register for this event on our website,  www.tucsonrotary.org and scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events".  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Overnight rooms will be available for those who would like to spend the night. 
 
So come on out for this special evening when President Chuck passes the gavel to our 2019-2020 President, Bob Logan.
So, what’s a Club Assembly?  The question came to me this week as Club Assemblies are not a big part of what we typical do at the Rotary Club of Tucson.  They are a common element of other Rotary Clubs that sometimes will do a couple Club Assemblies per year.  If I am not mistaken, our last Club Assembly was during Dave Gallaher’s year as President in 2013-2014.

A Club Assembly is a meeting for the Club to focus on operations, results, strategic direction or planning.  This upcoming Wednesday we are going to use the meeting to take a look at our goals from the past year and see how we did, but more importantly, to check in with the membership to see how we are doing both as a Rotary Club and in running our meetings.
 
Travelers spend $2.3 billion annually in Pima County and the region’s tourism industry employs more than 25,000 area residents.
 
Visit Tucson’s Brent DeRaad will discuss the organization’s role in helping to generate those benefits.  Visit Tucson markets Tucson and Southern Arizona to potential visitors throughout the world, while also bringing in meetings to area hotels and resorts, along with sports groups and events.
 
Looking ahead, Visit Tucson is developing a 10-year tourism master plan that focuses on enhancing and creating attractions, events, flights, roads and gathering places.
 
Mass casualties and natural disasters can and do occur in any and all communities in our country.  Fortunately, in Pima County, when tragedy strikes, there is a program available to assist victims and witnesses of trauma.  Participants in this session will learn about the Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division’s role in supporting crime victims both immediately following a criminal incident or crisis event and throughout the criminal justice system.  They will get information about the response provided in the aftermath of the Tucson Tragedy (January 8, 2011) and the Las Vegas Shooting (October 2017). 
 
 
Come join the Rotary fun at our Replacement/Social Mixer on May 29th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 121.  Hope to see you all there!  Remember, there is no regular lunch meeting on Wednesday, May 29th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.

Dr. Allan Hamilton ~ Biography

 

Allan Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete 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. Dr. Hamilton is a decorated veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm. He was also the commanding officer assigned to lead a dangerous medical research expedition that was based for nearly two months at 16,000 feet under arctic conditions on Mt. McKinley.

 

 

Brian Stidham fell in love with Tucson. A young and talented eye surgeon, he accepted a job with another eye surgeon to take over the pediatric patients. Brad Schwartz, the ambitious and talented doctor who hired Brian, was also a troubled man who struggled with relationships, sobriety and his temper. Within a year of Brian’s arrival, the medical relationship would be severed by Brad’s troubles. Brian broke away to start his own practice. Rumors abounded that Brad was incensed and considered Brian’s departure a betrayal. Brad’s anger even drew a wedge between him and his fiancée, Lourdes Lopez, a former prosecutor whose career was shattered because of Brad. Three years after Brian moved to Tucson, his life ended in an empty, darkened parking lot. Everyone wondered who would have killed such a nice fellow. Lourdes, who had seen Brad’s toxic rage, feared she knew. Her fears weren’t enough to save Brian Stidham, but would they be enough to catch his killer? Best-selling, true-crime author A.J. Flick walks you through an uncontrolled obsession that became a toxic rage that fueled a murder and captivated Tucson and the nation.
 
Have you passed Campbell and Roger and seen the barns, rows of vegetables growing and children in the fields and thought to yourself what is going?  Come and learn about Tucson Village Farm and how this innovative urban educational farm is helping to change the health of our community and inspire youth and families to live healthier lives. Learn some tips and tricks for making your life healthier and resources at the farm that are available to all.
 

Pima JTED Rotary Club of Tucson Innovation Center opening July 2020

Abel Vasquez, Technology Director

 

82 percent of young people entering the workforce are not equipped with the skills they need to succeed.”  - “State of the Skills Gaps”

 

“IMAGINE a high school where students can live their dreams.  Where all students are welcome: public, private (e.g., Salpointe), charter, home school, homeless, city and county.  Where failing students become honor roll.  Where students who would never dream of going to college have a three times greater chance of getting a college degree. A high school that prevents drop-outs, where 98% of students graduate. Where graduates have a certification in nursing, robotics, cybersecurity, 3D printing, graphic design, public safety, building trades and manufacturing.

 

KEVIN SUMLIN – HEAD COACH, ARIZONA FOOTBALL
 
Kevin Sumlin, a three-time national Coach of the Year finalist, was named Arizona’s 32nd head coach on Jan. 14, 2018.

 
Our Home Hospitality events are under way!  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 17th lunch meeting, so if you do not attend a social, don't forget to MAKE UP!  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary Office at 520-623-2281.  Enjoy the food and fellowship and a huge THANK YOU to all the Hosts who are graciously opening their homes for our Hospitality week!  Our next scheduled lunch meeting will be on April 24th with UofA Head Coach, Kevin Sumlin.  Sign up your guests early!!!
Over 2500 abused and/or neglected Pima County children are in foster care through no fault of their own. They all need adults like you, who are willing to stand up and advocate for their best interest and ensure their needs are met. Often times, these children have multiple case managers, therapists, and placements lacking one consistent adult. Research has confirmed that one positive adult relationship changes a child’s outcomes dramatically thus providing for a brighter future. Unfortunately, the vast majority of foster children in Pima County don’t have an advocate. Court Appointed Special Advocates are everyday people that come from all backgrounds and experiences. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Learn about the CASA Program and how to become an advocate.
The Border Patrol Overview is a presentation that gives viewers an understanding about the mission of the Border Patrol and how we accomplish that mission.  The presentation will touch on hierarchy and history briefly.  It will give a background of how agents operate in the field as well as how our technology and infrastructure assist agents.  Viewers will get an understanding on the vast area of responsibility and dangers that agents face on a daily basis.  Upon conclusion of the presentation, we like to open the floor to a Q & A session, to give the opportunity for viewers to ask questions on topics they would like to know more about.
Our next Social/Replacement Mixer will be held in "The Coop" at Culinary Dropout, located at 2543 E. Grant Road, start time is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th.  There is plenty of onsite parking.  Hope to see you all there for some Fellowship and Fun!  Oops, almost forgot, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 27th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.
Be part of the RCOT and our Community’s future!!!!
 
Hear about our forthcoming Centennial Celebration and vote for our Centennial Nonprofit Partner --- hear presentations regarding:
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.
 
 

Rotary Club of Tucs
on
presents
the 13th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 19, 2019
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
 
 
Speakers
Tim Swindle
Aug 21, 2019
UA Involvement in Apollo 11 Moonlanding
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Sep 04, 2019
UofA Softball
First Responders
Sep 11, 2019
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Sep 18, 2019
Jason Grabosch - Car Show Chair
Oct 02, 2019
SLT/TLT
Adia Barnes, Head Coach
Oct 09, 2019
UofA Women's Basketball
Bert Lopez & Pastor Roy Tullgren
Oct 16, 2019
Center of Opportunity Homeless Shelter
Paul Weir
Oct 30, 2019
All Souls Procession - A Tucson Tradition
Jay Dobyns
Nov 06, 2019
Michael Angelo Caruso
Nov 20, 2019
The First 15 Minutes ~ The Amazing Power of First Impressions
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Nov 27, 2019
Chanceller Lee Lambert
Dec 04, 2019
Piima Community College
Rotary Foundation
Dec 11, 2019
Holiday Mixer - TBD
Dec 18, 2019
 
 
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