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 Replacement/Social Mixer for our October 31st Dark Day will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in the orange grove behind the Radisson Suites, located at 6555 E. Speedway, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Guest fee is $25 and will be billed to your account.  All must register for the event.  Go to the club website  www.tucsonrotary.org , scroll down the left side to Upcoming Events and click on Replacement/Social Mixer.  Please make sure to register your guests.  This event is coming up quick, and the deadline for signing up is fast approaching.  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office. 
 
So let's have some fun at our next social mixer on October 30th.  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on 10/24 or 10/31.  The Rotary office will be closed on 10/22 and 10/29.
Thanks to the support of voters in the November 2017 election, the future of your zoo is brighter than ever before! We are excited to share the details of the 10-year master plan that will mean bigger spaces and great experiences that make for smiling faces. Your zoo will be transformed into one of the best in the nation — and even more of a national leader in animal care and conservation.  Reid Park Zoological Society President and CEO Nancy Kluge will give you a sneak peek at the decade ahead!
 
Biography ~ Nancy Kluge
 
Nancy Kluge leads Reid Park Zoological Society, where she has served since 2009.  As President and CEO, Nancy guides Reid Park Zoological Society in their mission to support, advocate for and enhance the value of the City-owned Reid Park Zoo for the community.  Her background as a CPA and CFO has helped build a strong financial base to support the Zoo, raising critical funds for the new elephant habitat opened in 2012 and the new Animal Health Center, opened in 2018.
 
Most of all, Nancy is committed to the Tucson community, STEM education, and saving wild animals and wild places.
 
She serves as Treasurer on the board for Visit Tucson, is on the Audit and Ethics committee for United Way, and is an active member of the Association for Zoos and Aquariums as well as Nature, Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations of southern Arizona.  She also enjoys teaching middle school Sunday School at her church.  
 
A University of Arizona graduate who grew up in Tucson, she was honored as a ’60 for 60’ STEM Community Leader by the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair in 2015, was given an honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma by the Eller College at the University of Arizona in 2016, and was honored with a Community Service Award by the League of United Latin American Citizens in 2016.
That’s not a typo. Tigres, which is Mexican slang for jaguars, do roam southeastern Arizona. So do mountain lions and bears. Closer to Tucson, such “urban wildlife” as bobcats, coyotes and javelina abound, sometimes within the city limits and to the dismay of newcomers.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department is responsible for managing the state’s wildlife in trust for citizens.  How to best do that poses some unique challenges in greater Tucson, a hotbed of environmental activism while at the same time a community that retains many traditional values of the Old West.  Walking the fine line between the two is Game and Fish’s Tucson office, one of only two in the state with a full-time Urban Wildlife Specialist.   A jaguar in the Santa Ritas, bighorn sheep in the Catalinas, and protestors on the outskirts of town all figure into this presentation about living with urban wildlife, the four-legged and sometimes, the two-legged.
 
In less than 30 days the Rotary Club of Tucson will be hosting the 12th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show. I say that with both pride and gratitude. Pride in the fact that we have now donated over $1.2 Million Dollars to local Tucson Charities and that we have a Signature Event that is recognized through our Community. Gratitude for our fellow Rotarians who have worked countless hours behind the scenes throughout the year to make the TCCS the BEST Car Show as it is viewed upon by those that attend year after year. I say; “it takes a village” because for all the work that has been done up to this point is NOW is when the real work comes into play. That work starts with YOU. There are two major roles each of you play in the success of our Signature Fundraiser. First is to sell your tickets. The second is to work the Car Show. We have close to 600 volunteer slots that need to be filled between Friday – Sunday. What I am asking for is your commitment to put in as much time as you can. Have FUN, build new relationships and celebrate what WE have accomplished for the good of our Community. Let’s make this a TERRIFIC TWELFTH.
 
 

If you have any knowledge of the music industry, Geoff Emerick is already a familiar name to you. He stands out as a true pioneer in the business, having won lifetime achievement awards and multiple Grammys, including a technical Grammy. On the other hand, even if you don’t recognize his name you are already familiar with his vast body of work. He has been a major influence in shaping the music industry for the past 50 years.  He began his career at the tender age of 15, when he joined EMI records in London.  

The Tucson Roadrunners are proud to be Tucson's professional team.  Entering our third season, we reflect on the successes of our first two campaigns while focusing on the continued growth of our organization for years to come.

Kirk Reed is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922, and his father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. His mother continues to be an active Rotarian at the age of 97.
Ali Farhang
Partner and Founder, Farhang & Medcoff
 
Ali obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and earned his J.D. from the University of Denver, College of Law.  Ali chaired the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Arizona in 2012-2013 and serves as the Pro Bono General Counsel to the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson.  Ali also coaches varsity defensive ends and special teams at Salpointe Catholic High School.
Northeast Asia is a unique combination of competing military and economic powers, anchored by two key allied relationships: China & North Korea, and the United States & South Korea / Japan. This lively and informative presentation will describe the players in depth, and examine probable scenarios for the 21st Century.  
 
 
The program will be an update on what is happening down town.
 
Fletcher McCusker ~ Biography
 
Fletcher McCusker currently heads up UA Ventures, a venture capital firm.  He was the CEO and founder of Sinfonia HealthCare Corp., a medical home health care business.  Sinfonía focused on the rapidly expanding home health industry driven by the changes in the Health Care Affordability Act. Prior to Sinfonia, Fletcher was CEO and founder of Providence Service Corporation based in Tucson.
 

Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience in law, government and public affairs at the local, state, and national levels. At Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore manages corporate public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects throughout the United States.

On August 8th we will be holding a Replacement Social Mixer for our Wednesday lunch meeting.  The event will be held at Topgolf, 4050 W. Costco Place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Guest fee will be $30.  Hope you all can come out and join us.  Registration for the event is on our website www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side of the home page to "Upcoming Events" and click on "Replacement/Social Mixer - Topgolf".  Be sure to register your guests and remember, NO LUNCH MEETING ON WEDNESDAY!
Lightning is a striking phenomenon, brought to southern Arizona by our beloved monsoon. This presentation will start with a brief overview of the physics, terminology, and phenomenology of lightning, expressed through photography.  This will be followed by examples of how we measure lightning, and how the measured information is used to help mitigate its effects on life and property.
 
John Lashley, the President of Tucson Speedway will talk about the flips and the flops through the years of the Tucson Speedway, and where he thinks they are today in Season 5 - 2018.
 
Biography ~ John Lashley is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in finance – which he never used.  He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1967 to avoid the Vietnam draft, which was unsuccessful.  He served in the Coast Guard until 1976 when he began selling and leasing commercial real estate in Seattle-Bellevue, WA.  John moved to Tucson in 1998 and failed from retirement.  He leased the defunct racetrack from Pima County in 2012.  John rebranded the track with NASCAR and commenced stock car racing.  His interests include racing something – motorcycles, kayaks, marathons, cars and sailboats.
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild came to City Hall promising accountability in government, increased emphasis on economic growth and help for those most in need.
 
Since taking office, the mayor has helped settle the long-standing Rio Nuevo dispute, opening a new era of downtown redevelopment. He codified and increased incentives for Tucson businesses. And, he led efforts to invest in Tucson’s roads and police and fire departments, making for better streets and a safer city.
Biography ~ Chuck Sawyer, RCOT President - 2018/19
 
Born in 1958, Chuck first came to Tucson as a child in the early 60’s with his Air Force family living on base at Davis Monthan.  After five moves, including a memorable year in the Philippines, the family returned to Tucson in 1974 and Chuck graduated from Catalina High School in 1976.
 
President Cliff is "passing the gavel" to our 2018-19 President, Chuck Sawyer, on Saturday, July 7th at La Mariposa from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  La Mariposa is located at 1501 N. Houghton Road.  So come on out and celebrate with Cliff and Chuck.  Go to www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side to Upcoming Events and register ~ $50/per person.  Dress is Beach Casual attire.  REMEMBER:  No Lunch Meeting on 7/4/18.  This social is not a replacement mixer so no make up is required.  Any questions please contact the Rotary office - 520-623-2281.
The impact of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can be overwhelming, but no one needs to go through this journey alone. Learn about the variety of free programs, services, and resources available to help you cope with all aspects of the disease and its progression.
 
 
 
 
The YMCA celebrated its 174th birthday last week. But as well-known and as venerable an institution as the Y has become, it is not just the “swim and gym” many remember growing up.  Its original mission of service for all remains as fundamental as ever, but the Y has become a vibrant organization deeply engaged in meeting the needs of the communities it serves.  As a cause-driven organization, the Y has three areas of focus:  Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.  Through Youth Development the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming.
This presentation will describe a child’s concept of death based on his/her age and development stage.  It will also highlight the different ways in which children grieve and how to support a grieving child.   It will conclude with a brief overview of the different programs offered by Tu Nidito and how to refer a child and his/her family.
 
Our 5th Wednesday Replacement/Social Mixer on May 30th will be held at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler, located at 4695 N. Oracle Rd., #109.  Start time is 5:30 p.m. til 7:30 p.m.  All must sign up on our website,  www.tucsonrotary.org, scroll down the left side of the home page to "Upcoming Events" and click on Replacement/Social Mixer.  Make sure you register yourself and your guests ($20 per guest).  Deadline to register is 5/25/18.  Remember, this is a replacement mixer so there is no lunch meeting on Wednesday, May 30th.  Let's have some fun... Cheers everyone!
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Rotary office, 520-623-2281.  The office will be closed on Monday, 5/28/18 for Memorial Day. 
For too many students, higher education feels financially out of reach. Outstanding student loan debt in the United States in 2017 was around $1.42 trillion and the average student loan balance for 2016 graduates was $37,172, up 6% from 2015.  Especially when combined with a lack of a degree, student loan debt impedes economic mobility for a lifetime. An innovative, new approach to financial aid distribution is needed, not just to increase the post-secondary education completion rate of students, but to provide access to higher education to individuals from diverse economic backgrounds. Earn to Learn is a promising solution that is addressing many of the issues facing low- to moderate- income students and families in Arizona. Combining student savings with scholarships, financial education, and success coaching, Earn to Learn helps LMI students obtain a college degree and graduate ready to enter the workforce with little to no student loan debt.  
 
Meet David Ivers, Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director. David will talk about what the ‘new’ ATC is doing,  its future and how ATC is investing in the communities we serve so stories on the stages resonate and reflect our citizenry, the people we serve.  He will talk about the new 2018/2019 season, Scene in America and how all of the productions will incorporate innovative and educational community outreach programs here in Southern Arizona and across the State.
 
The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it's also extremely dangerous if you aren't aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, installing apps on devices and just plugging in a new appliance.  Michael Peller will break down some of the simpler things that you can do without being a technology geek.  Some of these tips, you undoubtedly may have heard, but many may be new to you.
 
Wright Flight:
The mission of this charity is to motivate and inspire students to achieve higher goals in the academic and personal behavior with the opportunity to learn to fly an airplane. This program introduces students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career fields.  More than 30,000 children in Tucson have been served since its inception and 1,000 children per year now participate in this program which they would like to expand.  A $20K grant would allow 200-300 students to participate in the program.  They expect to sell 500 car show tickets and provide at least 14 volunteers the day of show. 
 
 

Rotary Club of Tucs
on
presents
the 12th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 20, 2018
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
 
 
Speakers
Replacement/Social Mixer
Oct 30, 2018
The Orange Grove behind the Radisson Suites on Speedway
Ted Maxwell
Nov 07, 2018
Southern Arizona Leadership Council
Cathy Hufault, Author
Nov 14, 2018
Death Clouds on Mt. Baldy
Lisa Atkins, CAP Board President
Nov 28, 2018
Central Arizona Water Project
Jim DeGrood, Deputy Director
Dec 05, 2018
Sabino Tram Program
Jim Lubinski/Charlotte Harris
Dec 12, 2018
Rotary Foundation
DARK DAY ~ No Lunch Meeting
Dec 26, 2018
No Lunch Meeting
Bruce Jacobs
Jan 09, 2019
Terrific Twelfth - It Takes A Village
Dr. Rod Anderson, Western Neuro
Jan 16, 2019
Stroke Prevention
Jason Grabosch, 2019 Car Show Chair
Jan 23, 2019
Car Reveal/Car Show Kickoff
Replacement/Social Mixer
Jan 30, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
 
 
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