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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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".  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 will pass 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.

A big part of our focus this year has been on how do we increase the value of your membership in the Rotary Club of Tucson.  During the meeting we will be filling out a survey to get your feedback on areas we are doing well and areas we can improve.  The information will be very relevant and helpful to President Bob as he takes over in July.

We will also use the meeting to recognize as a group, all of the members and staff that worked hard this year to make our meetings happen.

I know we are into summer…but if you are here in town, join us on Wednesday to review the year that was…but more importantly, give us feedback to allow us to continue to build our Remarkable Rotary Club into the future.
 
YIR,
 
Chuck Sawyer
President 2018-2019
Rotary Club of Tucson
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.
 
Brent DeRaad ~ Biography
 
Brent DeRaad has served for seven years as President & CEO of Visit Tucson.  DeRaad and the 40-member Visit Tucson staff are charged with marketing, promoting and selling metro Tucson and southern Arizona as a leisure and meetings destination.  Visitors spend $2.3 billion annually in Pima County.
 
DeRaad came to Tucson from the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau where he spent 10 years, the final six as the organization’s executive vice president.
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.
 
Jonathan Mosher
Chief Trial Counsel
Pima County, Arizona Attorney’s office
 
As Chief Trial Counsel, Jonathan prosecutes homicides, cold cases, violent felonies, sexual assaults, and crimes against children in Tucson, Arizona. He lectures at training seminars for prosecutors throughout Arizona and nationally. He has been recognized by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council (APAAC) for Excellence in Victim Advocacy (2009) and as Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2011). He has also received the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) Board of Directors Advocacy Award (2017) (for his prosecution of State v. Watson, a case featured on Dateline NBC’s “Secrets of the Desert” episode).
 
Since 2000 ShelterBox International has hand-delivered humanitarian relief around the globe in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters. ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing aid to survivors of over 250 disasters in more than 92 countries.
 
 
Chuck Huckelberry - Pima County Administrator ~ Biography
 
Mr. Huckelberry is a native Tucsonan.  He graduated from Flowing Wells High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, from The University of Arizona.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Arizona.
 
The Sweetheart Dinner will be held on Friday, 2/8/19 at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive, start time is 6:00 p.m.  Since this is a fun night out and not a replacement mixer, the cost is $55/per person and will be billed to your account.  Sign ups for you and your guest are on the website under Upcoming Events.  Also, please send an electronic photo of you and your sweetheart to  Vicjacobs1@gmail.com.   DEADLINE to register for the event is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 2/4/19.  REMEMBER: No Lunch Meeting on 2/6/19.  If you have any questions, please contact Fonda Insley.
Adia Barnes, Head Coach
University of Arizona Women’s Basketball
 
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.
Bruce Jacobs, the 2018 Car Show Chair, will give a summary of the 2018 Tucson Classics Car Show, recognizing the Committees, Members and Sponsors, announcing the ticket sales by the membership, and presenting the total results for the show.  Following, presentations to the 2018 charities will take place.
 
Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke.
 
Dr. L Roderick Anderson, Neurologist with local private practice Western Neuro, will present educational information on stroke- Significance, Subtypes, Risk Assessment Tools, Non-Modifiable and Modifiable Risk Factors. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members of our Foundation and Centennial Committees will be presenting an update on the status of our Club's Foundation, the RI Foundation and the Club's Centennial preparations.
 

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
COA Event
Jun 29, 2019
Hacienda del Sol
Michael Ortega
Jul 10, 2019
Bob Logan
Jul 17, 2019
President's Program
Ackerly, Dorman, Farley and Romero
Jul 24, 2019
Mayoral Debate at the TCC
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Jul 31, 2019
Meeting or Mixer (?)
Aug 07, 2019
Ted Maxwell
Aug 14, 2019
Dr. Hunt
Aug 21, 2019
Meeting or Mixer (?)
Aug 28, 2019
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Sep 04, 2019
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
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Oct 16, 2019
John Adams
Oct 30, 2019
Biosphere
Jay Dobyns
Nov 06, 2019
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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