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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When Patricia Lapan approached Wakefield Middle School in 2004 with the goal of helping more children from this impoverished community attend college, she had no idea of the challenges that lay ahead. 

Only 3% of children from this gritty urban middle school even attended first year of college. The neighborhood was plagued with high unemployment rates, diabetes, crime, gangs, neglect and to boot, populated with an inordinate number of sex offenders.

Within ten years the Lapan College Club has realized amazing changes. The number of students attending college surged ten-fold with some students successfully graduating from Ivy League schools and even Oxford University!

Evolving from Paticia Lapan’s simple idea of motivating students by awarding them $50 for “A’s” on their report cards, the program currently encompasses simple yet sophisticated mentoring programs whereby highly successful Lapan high school and college students teach middle school students their secrets to succeed in school and in life. In the process a metaphorical and physical garden flourishes in this once arid community. Lapan students have won state championships, performed at the Fox Theatre, studied abroad and gained a fresh vision for life.
 

Lucy Kin ~ Biography

Lucy Kin is the Executive Director of The Lapan College Club funded by The Lapan Sunshine Foundation, Inc.  Lucy transitioned to her “work of passion” with the Lapan College Club in 2008 after a 30 year career with the Tucson Unified School District working as the financial manager of all State/Federal and Private funding. She also served as a School Improvement Coordinator training district administrators, principals and school leadership teams in instructional and operational program design, implementation, and evaluation to increase student achievement and raise low-performing schools to a performing level.

Building on Patricia Lapans idea of $50 for every A” for students in 6th-12th grade, Lucy and her team incorporated their experience and the relationships developed from decades of working in the Wakefield community to address the systemic, socio-economic and cultural challenges that prevent students from taking full advantage of the Lapan Foundation’s unique offer.

Her job encompasses everything from strategic planning, to teacher, counselor, cheerleader, gardener, dreamer, advocate, coach, surrogate parent, detective and chief bottle washer. “It’s the personal relationships and being able to stay with the kids from 5th grade through their graduate studies that makes this job so fulfilling,” she smiles.

This Tucson native, raised in the small mining town of Silverbell, Arizona to become a policy wonk with TUSD and finally a mentor to mentors with the Lapan College Club finds her greatest pleasure in helping poor children from the inner city overcome every barrier to realize their wildest dreams in a global context.

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.
 
Mr. Huckelberry began his career with Pima County in 1974 as a Field Engineer in the Department of Transportation.  He became the Director of the Department of Transportation and Flood Control District in 1979 and held that position until 1986. He served as the Assistant County Manager for Public Works from 1986 to 1993; and since 1993, he has held the position of County Administrator.  As County Administrator, Mr. Huckelberry manages a $1.3 billion budget and a staff of 7,000 employees under the direction of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
 
He has received numerous professional awards and recognition, including:
  • 2016 Arizona Transportation Legacy Award
  • Distinguished Citizen Award from The University of Arizona College of Engineering
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Arizona’s Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineer of the Year for the State of Arizona, awarded by the Arizona Society
  • of Professional Engineers
  • Public Official of the Year from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association
  • Public Servant of the Year awarded by the Tucson Mountains Association
  • Sonoran Desert Conservation Award from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Transportation Legacy Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona.
He has also guided the County to numerous national awards in public works, disaster assistance and recovery, and environmental conservation.
 
Mr. Huckelberry is the primary author of the nationally recognized Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, which received the National Outstanding Plan award from the American Planning Association.
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.
Kevin Guy Biography
 
Kevin Guy is an arena football coach and former wide receiver and defensive back who has been the head coach for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League (IFL).  He played his college football at the University of West Alabama, and was an AFL wide receiver and defensive back from 1996 to 1999.  He has been a football coach since 2000, and first served as a head coach in 2000 as the interim head coach for the New Jersey Red Dogs.  After being the defensive coordinator for the San Jose SaberCats from 2006 to 2007, he became the Rattlers head coach in 2008.  In 2018, he and his wife Cathy became two of the co-owners of a new Tucson-based IFL franchise, called the Tucson Sugar Skulls, set to play in 2019.
Here is the upcoming Holiday Schedule for your reference and scheduling:
 
DECEMBER 24 & 25 - ROTARY OFFICE CLOSED
 
DECEMBER 26 ~ DARK DAY (No Lunch Meeting)
 
JANUARY 1 ~ ROTARY OFFICE CLOSED
 
JANUARY 2 ~ First Lunch Meeting in 2019
 
President Chuck and the Rotary Office would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
The Holiday Mixer is set to take place on the roof top at The Playground, 278 E. Congress Street on Thursday, December 20th from 5:30 ~ 8:30 p.m.  Since the deadline to signup has passed, and you would still like to attend, please notify the Rotary office.  The guest fee is $30 and will be billed to your account.  Parking is available and an elevator will bring you up to the roof top for the celebration.  REMEMBER:  This takes the place of our December 19th weekly lunch meeting.
 
President Chuck and Social Director, Fonda Insley are looking forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season...
Howard Stewart is President/CEO of AGM Container Controls (AGM), a Tucson manufacturing company with 115 employees. AGM manufactures environmental control hardware for missiles and other sensitive equipment. AGM also manufactures world’s premier vertical wheelchair lift, which provides access to elevation changes in public facilities and residences for individuals with disabilities.
 
Since 1978, the U.S. Forest Service has provided an interpretive tourist shuttle service up Sabino Canyon.  To improve the experience, the USFS put forth new requirements for its concession and put the service operations out to bid on January 26, 2018.  The Regional Partnering Center, a not-for-profit company affiliated with Pima Association of Governments, was announced as the winner of that permit on March 12, 2018.  The new service, in partnership with TEP, will include five, 62-passenger zero-emissions electric trams from Trams International, professional CDL-licensed drivers through a contract with Total Ride, a professionally produced geo-coded narration system, and an online and kiosk-based electronic ticketing reservation system.
 
 
In the early 20th century, Arizona’s leaders knew our State’s future depended on a water supply that was Secure. Stable. Renewable. They pursued that vision and the result was the Central Arizona Project (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona and is the State’s single largest renewable water supply. CAP Board President Lisa Atkins will help you “Know Your Water,” as she talks about CAP and its water supply, the water users we serve, the status of the Colorado River basin, and the economic impact of the water the CAP delivers in our State.
 
 
Founded prior to statehood, Arizona’s cities and towns are home to nearly 80% of the state’s population and more than 93% of the state’s business activity. Cities and towns are the level of government that provides the greatest number of daily services and are the level of government most accessible and closest to the people. Cities and towns get high marks for managing tax revenues efficiently and openly. Arizona cities and towns provide a high quality of life for residents and operate the infrastructure that enables businesses to locate and thrive. If you turn on the water, flush the toilet, drive to work, have a picnic in a park or ever call 911, you are using services provided by a city or town. Municipalities in Arizona are professionally-managed and (with one exception) are non-partisan. They are the service-delivery level of government that most people take for granted. Find out more about cities and towns in Arizona and learn why residents rate them as the most trusted level of government.
 
Author Cathy Hufault, a former Oro Valley Mayor, will show a video and slide presentation of her book and discuss the story of the largest search and rescue operation in Southern Arizona history.  The focus of the epic search was to find three young Tucson scouts lost in the Santa Rita Mountains during a horrific record breaking blizzard.  The boys were lost on November 15, 1958 in an unpredicted three to seven feet of snowfall.  Nineteen days of intense searching would ensue, captivating all of Arizona who along with the families waited, watched, and hoped.
Ted’s presentation will focus on the Southern Arizona Leadership Council’s role in bringing together leadership and resources to improve our region’s economic environment and quality of life.  He will describe the areas of SALC’s focus and some of the current issues that they believe need to be addressed to improve our region’s opportunity to grow and prosper.
 
 
The Replacement/Social Mixer for our October 31st Lunch Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in the orange grove behind the Radisson Suites, located at 6555 E. Speedway, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  For parking, proceed down the left side of the hotel toward the back for plenty of spaces.  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.  Guest fee is $25 and will be billed to your account.   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 10/31.  The Rotary office will be closed on 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!
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.  
 
 
 

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
Don Jorgensen
Feb 27, 2019
New Response to New Disasters: Shelterbox 2019
Jonathan Mosher
Mar 06, 2019
How Not To Get Away With Murder
Maguire Academy of Irish Dance
Mar 13, 2019
Irish Dancing
Centennial Committee
Mar 20, 2019
Project Presentations and Voting
Sergio Leones, Jr.
Apr 03, 2019
Tucson Sector Border Patrol
Amy Brandhuber
Apr 10, 2019
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Possibly Kevin Sumlin
Apr 24, 2019
UofA Football
Meeting - Speaker TBD
May 01, 2019
Meeting - Speaker TBD
May 08, 2019
Brent DeRaad, Pres. & CEO
May 15, 2019
Visit Tucson
Dr. Allan Hamilton
May 22, 2019
UofA Medical School
Tracy Miller, Pima Cty's Attorney's Office
Jun 05, 2019
Sex Trafficking
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Jun 12, 2019
Mark Hart
Jun 19, 2019
Arizona Game and Fish
 
 
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