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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In this webinar, Dr. Kelly Reynolds, a disease transmission expert, will share scientific and quantitative data about how infectious germs and viruses are transmitted in the workplace and at home.  Dr. Reynolds will provide essential infection control tips on how to stay safe at work. Information shared in this webinar will focus on best practices for maximizing environmental hygiene as businesses re-open and empower participants to minimize potential health risks to their family members by establishing standard safety practices.
Kelly Reynolds ~ Biography
Dr. Reynolds is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community, Environment and Policy; Program Director of Environmental Health Sciences at the Zuckerman College of Public Health, and Director of the Environment, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center at the University of Arizona. She has over 33 years of experience in academia- specializing in tracking the movement of microbes in indoor environments and developing predictive risk assessment models for determining how germs spread and the impact of hygiene interventions.  Dr. Reynolds has served as a principal investigator on numerous projects and published over 375 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports. In the last year, her work was featured in over 50 popular media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post. Most recently she co-founded the HITS (Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems) Consortium, utilizing her expertise in integrating academic research teams with medical personnel, clinical diagnostic laboratories, patients, industries and other stakeholders for a multidisciplinary approach toward research, communication and management efforts in infection prevention.
Our next virtual meeting will be the first week of June and more details will follow.  In the meantime, if you haven't watched our past virtual meetings, please view anytime through our YouTube Channel.
We want to wish all of you a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!
There is clear and compelling evidence that points to the physical and mental benefits of being of service to others. To attract and retain members, service organizations like Rotary and non-profits need to move away from altruistic appeals to service and embrace the self-interest of members and volunteers. In this presentation, Patrick Galvin will share his TEDx Talk “Should Self Interest Motivate Service?”, which can be watched here, and discuss membership engagement and recruitment ideas with a panel of Rotary Club of Tucson members.
Patrick Galvin ~ Biography
Patrick Galvin is the chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a business coaching company in Portland, Oregon that helps high-performance organizations and teams galvanize repeat and referred business through better relationships. Patrick is the author of The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time, a parable about how strong relationships are the difference between success and failure in business, with over 230 five-star reviews on Amazon.
Patrick served as president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association and has spoken in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe on business relationship building for companies that sell B2B and B2C products and services.
Patrick has long been connected to Rotary. Following his graduation from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Patrick was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Patrick has been a Rotarian for seven years and currently serves as president of the Charitable Trust of the Rotary Club of Portland which funds community service projects in Oregon, the United States, and abroad. Previously, he was his club’s membership chair for two years.
Rio Nuevo is navigating through the COVID-19 storm. Although Rio Nuevo faces the same financial crisis you all are facing, there is good news to share. Most of the projects we have committed to are on track as planned. We will talk about how Rio Nuevo has been affected, the projects that are in process and those on the horizon. Although there are many unknowns about the future, Rio Nuevo stands ready to participate in the revival of Tucson’s downtown, Sunshine Mile and the remainder of the District.
Edmund Marquez ~ Biography
Edmund Marquez owns four Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona.  He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, and one of the largest Hispanic-owned Allstate agency groups in the U.S.  Edmund was born and raised in Tucson AZ, attended Sabino High School, Pima Community College, earned a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Arizona, and a business certificate from Stanford University (LBAN).  He currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Sun Corridor Inc, Reid Park Zoo, The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce, is the Chairman of the Board of United Way, and Past-Chairman of the Pima Community College Foundation and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a proud member of National Leadership Council of the University of Arizona Foundation.  Edmund was named the Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, awarded the Breath of Life Award in 2012 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council in 2016. Edmund has been inducted into the Sabino High School Hall of Fame, the Pi Kappa Alpha Hall of Honor, and the Southern Arizona YMCA Hall of Fame.  Edmund is an avid cyclist with the Jim Click Racing Team, and is a high energy emcee of numerous community events throughout the Tucson community. 
We hope you have been able to hop on YouTube to view our virtual meetings.  Rick Rose and his team at Film Creations has allowed our club to stay connected and have fellowship...virtually!  Thank you for the members who have come into film so we can see familiar faces during our meetings.  
There are two ways you can view our virtual meetings on YouTube.  The first way is to go to YouTube and type in Rotary Club Of Tucson.  You will be able to click on the video you wish to watch once they are posted.  Here is the link to do this: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotary+club+of+tucson
The second way to view our meetings is to subscribe to our Rotary Club of Tucson YouTube Channel.  You can subscribe to the channel to view our virtual meeting videos once they are posted.  Here is the link to do this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUbdtoQtWGJkef35IFZr8jw
We look forward to when we can see each at a regular meeting.  Until then, stay safe and stay healthy.
Angel Charity for Children, Inc. is a non‐profit organization comprised of 150 volunteers, each of whom is a donor, a fundraiser and a participant in the operations of the organization.  Since its inception in 1983, Angel Charity has funded nearly $28 million to improve the lives of more than one million children by fundraising for 104 non-profit organizations that serve the children of Pima County.
John Hudak ~ Biography
John Hudak, the Publisher of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine was born and raised in Pittsburgh and moved to Tucson in 1975.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in journalism and creative writing.  After graduation, John put in 3 decades with Madden Media.  John’s tenure with Madden was marked by significant growth from less than 10 employees to more than 100, with clients in more than 40 states.  Under his leadership, Madden won hundreds of industry awards, including; The US Travel Association Mercury Award, The Web Marketing Association Best of Show, and Best Travel Advertising for Co-op Internet Advertising.

Dear Rotary Club of Tucson Membership,
Virtual meeting #3 is in the can and posted on our Rotary Club of Tucson YouTube channel.  Hope you enjoy it.  The Terry Hunt research on Easter Island is really fascinating.  
So next week was scheduled to be our annual Home Hospitality week.  One of the favorite times of the year for many Rotarians, this is where we visit their homes and have good food, drink and fellowship.  So why can’t we still do all of that just without the “visiting peoples’ homes”?
Dr. Hunt will share results from nearly 20 years of field research on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Among his findings, he and his colleagues have discovered how hundreds of multi-ton statues were transported to every part of the island. Painstaking, detailed study of the island’s nearly 1000 statues revealed they were engineered for transport in rather ingenious ways. Hunt’s scientific research complements the native islanders’ oral traditions and reveals how the history of Rapa Nui has been so dramatically misunderstood and misrepresented.
Khris Dodge ~ Biography
A well-established musician currently residing in Arizona who plays every genre from country to classical, Khris Dodge brings 25+ years’ experience and a commitment to quality to his eponymous production company.
After earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona, where he studied with luminaries such as Gary Cook and Jeff Haskell, Khris embarked on a multi-faceted performance career that has included jobs as Principal Percussionist with Arizona Opera; Section Musician (percussion & keyboard) with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra; Music Director for Invisible Theatre and Hidden Valley Inn; director of Jovert, the Tucson High Magnet School steel drum band; and featured performer at many venues around Southern Arizona. Among the dozens of musicals for which he has served as Music Director, Forever PlaidFootlooseGuys & DollsBigPeter Pan, and Always: Patsy Cline remain the most memorable. In addition, Khris is regularly called upon to play in the orchestra of touring Broadway musicals. Recent favorites include WickedThe Book of MormonJersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to name just a few.
Our meetings for the time being are going virtual.  To view the March 25th virtual meeting, please click on the link below.  All members, whether you watch or not, will receive credit for attendance.  There is no need to respond to the Rotary Office for a Make Up.  Thank you and enjoy our club's first virtual meeting.  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary Office.
FC Tucson was founded in 2010 by a local group of dedicated Tucsonans who wanted to elevate the sport and bring professional soccer to the City of Tucson. Since that time, FC Tucson has been responsible for helping to put Tucson on the national stage by hosting the annual MLS pre-season training events as well as developing America’s top Players who have gone on to become MLS and US Men’s National Team Members. This year marks the 10th anniversary of FC Tucson and the Club intends to enter the new decade with a commitment to showcasing top talent and bringing the community together in a whole new fashion. We are calling all Supporters, Fans, and Community Members to join us in this new decade to build a movement and make this Club their own.
Adhering to city officials' instruction not to hold meetings of more than 10 in attendance due to the Coronavirus, the Rotary lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 25th is cancelled.  We will be holding VIRTUAL MEETINGS in the short term.  Rotarian Rick Rose from Film Creations has offered to film our programs and other aspects of our meeting in his studio.  We are working on this as we speak and we hope to be able to have our March 25 meeting available to the membership.  It will NOT be on Facebook Live because of technical details, but we will send you information on how to see the meeting as soon as we have it.  If you have any questions, please contact the Rotary Club of Tucson office.
Adhering to city officials' instruction not to hold meetings of more than 50 in attendance due to the Coronavirus, the Rotary lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 18th is cancelled.  We will be streaming the next couple of meetings on Facebook Live and will post updates as we continue to follow the Coronavirus situation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Rotary Club of Tucson office.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your vision of a museum inside out! Nestled within the lushest desert on Earth, the Desert Museum is one of the largest and most recognized attractions in Southern Arizona. It encompasses a zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, earth sciences, natural history museum, and an art institute with galleries. Beyond being merely a tourist attraction, the Museum's education, conservation, and research programs are top notch in the industry, and provide important information to help understand and conserve the Sonoran Desert. For 67 years, the Desert Museum has brought students of all ages to learn at the Museum, and has traveled to regional schools, providing environmental literacy, and education outreach programs.
The mission of the Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The 98-acre Desert Museum founded in 1952, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization widely recognized throughout the world as a model institution for innovative presentation and interpretation of native plants and animals. 85% of the Desert Museum experience is outdoors, immersing visitors in a holistic experience of the Sonoran Desert.
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at The Living Room @ La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, #168 from 5:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.  There will be good food and great fellowship with a No Host Bar. Looking forward to seeing everyone and don't forget to bring your March Madness guests for free!  That's right, this counts toward your points for your March Madness Team!   Remember, this is a replacement for our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 3/4/20, so do your Make Up if you cannot attend!
Hope to see you all there. . .
How can we create stronger families and more vibrant communities? Arizona Town Hall has spent decades exploring critical topics facing Arizona using research and community discussions to develop solutions and action plans. In 2019, over 1400 Arizonans addressed the topic of “Strong Families Thriving Children.” In 2020, the focus zooms out to the topic of “Creating Vibrant Communities.” The program will give an overview of the results from the 2019 Town Halls and events that will be taking place in 2020. 


Katherine Byrnes ~ Biography

International award-winning vocalist Katherine Byrnes is the full package, singing jazz, Broadway, rock, and classical genres. In addition to her role as Assistant Producer of Tucson’s Gaslight Theatre, she fronts the indie-folk band Sweet Ghosts and regularly stars in shows paying tribute to luminaries such as Barbra Streisand, Janis Joplin, and Carole King.

Differences between men and women, understanding a woman's needs, understanding a man's needs, how to talk to a man, relationships between men and women and the elusive intimate connection in marriage.
Dr. Kevin Leman ~ Biography
Internationally-known psychologist, award-winning author, humorist, New York Times bestselling author of “Have a New Kid by Friday”, radio and TV personality, and speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology.
2020 Update for Rio Nuevo and downtown development.
Fletcher McCusker ~ Biography
Fletcher J. McCusker is the CEO and Founder of UAVenture Capital, a venture firm dedicated to his alma mater where he is also Alumnus of the Year. Fletcher is a third generation Tucsonan, a 1974 UofA graduate and was honored with an honorary doctorate by the university in 2015. Fletcher was the founder and CEO of Providence Service Corporation, a health care company that he launched in Tucson in 1996 that became a multi- billion dollar public company before he retired in 2013. In 2013 he and several UofA faculty spun out the College of Pharmacy’s medication management research and formed a company called SinfoniaRx. That company, the first UofA spin out, sold in 2017 for 32 times their investment and was the genesis of UAVenture Capital. Fletcher also heads the downtown Tucson revitalization board called Rio Nuevo and is credited with spearheading the emergence of Tucson as an urban tech community with a thriving downtown. Fletcher was just honored by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as the State’s business leader of the year.
2019 Update of El Tour de Tucson and lessons learned about a turn-around business opportunity.
Charlene Grabowski ~ Biography
Charlene is now the new CEO of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America (PBAA) and El Tour de Tucson and is a Partner with the Pathfinder Strategies Organization where she is focused on Executive Leadership Development.  She recently retired after 30 years with GE Healthcare and her last position was GM and Vice President of the West Zone and Canada where she held responsibility for Commercial Operations, Sales and Profitability.  Previously, Charlene was  the General Manager of Sales Force Excellence at GE Healthcare with responsibilities for sales distribution & deployment, compensation, sales enablement tools and learning & development for the US Commercial Organization.  Charlene was the Director of Sales for the QuickBooks product for Intuit Company where she had P&L responsibilities and a 500 person contact center and digital distribution.  She then became COO of Fusion Sales Partners  a startup distribution partner for GE Women's Healthcare Product Portfolio.
On Wednesday, Jason Grabosch, the 2019 Car Show Chair, will give a summary of the 2019 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.  The amounts will then be presented to the 2019 charities.
The 2020 Tucson Classics Car Show Chair, Cliff Bowman, will review the goals for the upcoming Car Show and with the help of Mike Anderson, the 2020 Corvette will be revealed. 
Thank you everyone, for your dedication and hard work on the 2019 Car Show; you are truly a Remarkable Rotary Club.
Ellie Patterson -2019-20 Rotary
District 5500 Governor
Ellie Patterson is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Tucson, Arizona’s largest Rotary club. She joined Rotary in June of 2010 and immediately became an active member, serving as Club Secretary for three years. At the District level, Ellie served as Global Grants Subcommittee Chair for three years, was a PETS facilitator for one year and was Co-Chair of the Ride to End Polio in El Tour de Tucson for one year. Ellie is a Bequest Society Member at Level 7, a Major Donor, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society Member. She is a past committee member of the RI Major Gifts Initiative for the Rotary Peace Centers and is a graduate of the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy.
President Bob and the Rotary Office would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  We will see you in 2020 at our January 8th Rotary Lunch when our very own District Governor, Ellie Patterson discusses District 5500!
Here is the upcoming Holiday Schedule for your reference and scheduling:
President Bob and the Rotary Staff would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!

Rotary Club of Tucs
the 14th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 17, 2020
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
Dr. Kelly Reynolds
Jun 04, 2020
UA College of Public Health ~ Expert on Viruses (Via Virtual Meeting)
Mara Aspinall
Jun 17, 2020
BlueStone Venture Patners (Via Virtual Meeting)
COA ~ Hacienda del Sol
Jun 27, 2020
Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

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