Meeting:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
Meetings are held at Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85701 (USA)
Rotary Office:  520-623-2281
 
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David McCumber will discuss the Star and its role in Tucson and Southern Arizona now and over the years. He will also touch on the future of newspapers and journalism.
 
David McCumber is Executive Editor of the Arizona Daily Star.
 
His journalism career spans 56 years. A Nebraska native, he started work at age 16 at the Scottsbluff (Nebraska) Star-Herald. He has held reporting and editing positions at a dozen daily newspapers, including leading newsrooms at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Santa Barbara News-Press, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, the Montana Standard and Lee Montana newspapers, and the Star. He has also served as Hearst Newspapers’ Washington bureau chief, Rocky Mountain regional editor, and West Regional News Director for Lee Enterprises. In that position he supervised the newsrooms of 27 newspapers across 13 states.
 
McCumber first came to the Arizona Daily Star in 1978. He helped to direct a series of stories on problems with the University of Arizona football program that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980, and in 1984 was himself a finalist for the Pulitzer as part of a team that revealed issues at the Hughes Aircraft defense plant.
 
Also, under his supervision the Star produced a major expose of the Arizona prison system; award-winning coverage of the 1983 floods; and a series of stories revealing serious health problems caused by trichloroethylene contamination of groundwater at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
 
He is the author of three books of nonfiction: The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch (Avon); Playing off the Rail: A Pool Hustler’s Journey (Random House); and X-Rated: The Mitchell Brothers (Simon & Schuster), which was made into a Showtime movie starring Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. He is the co-author, with the late Andrew Schneider, of another book of nonfiction: An Air that Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of a Montana Town Revealed a National Scandal (Putnam).
 
He lives in the Picture Rocks area with his wife, artist Sarah Greene.
Dear Members of the Rotary Club of Tucson,
 
I am beyond thrilled and humbled to serve as the new President of our incredible club. It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many amazing individuals who have led us to where we are today. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the greatest Rotary Club and I am excited for all the possibilities before us.
 
Last year, we experienced growth in membership, and I am eager to continue that trend. Our club has so much to offer - from our Tucson Classics Car Show; to our service projects; to our fellowships - but most importantly, we are blessed with amazing members who are dedicated to making a difference in our community.
 
As we embark on this new year, I ask each one of you to lean in. Lean into service above self, lean in to create our successes, and lean into the magic of Rotary. Together, we can achieve great things and continue to make a positive impact on our club, our community and the world.
 
I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your commitment and dedication to our club. It is because of your hard work and passion that we can achieve such a tangible impact. I look forward to working alongside all of you in the coming year and I am confident that together we will make our club even more amazing.
 
Thank you for all that you do and for being a part of our Rotary family.  I look forward to seeing you all at our meeting on July 17th as I share our club goals for this year.
 
YIR,
 
Kurtis Dawson
President
Rotary Club of Tucson
JULY UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
 
JULY 10TH - DARK DAY (2ND WEEK OF THE MONTH)
Tour of the University of Arizona Tech Parks (The Tour is Full)
 
JULY 17TH - 1ST MEETING - ROTARY YEAR 2024/25
JULY UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
 
JULY 3RD ~ DARK DAY DUE TO HOLIDAY
 
JULY 10TH - DARK DAY (2ND WEEK OF THE MONTH) 
 
JULY 17TH - 1ST MEETING - ROTARY YEAR 2024/25
 
President Kurtis and the Rotary Office want to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Fourth of July!
 
 
Due to the Change of Administration event, there is no scheduled lunch meeting on June 26th. The Club's Change of Administration Party will take place on Saturday, June 29th at the Omni Tucson National Resort.  President Margaret will pass the gavel and reigns to President Elect Kurtis Dawson.  It is always a very fun evening with a live band, and for the first time the COA is being sponsored.  A huge thank you to Chris Edwards and Tucson Appliance Company for sponsoring this special event.  There will be a raffle drawing for Jim Click's Pinetop condo and other prizes will be drawn by the Members who have five or more service points.   We want to thank Margaret Higgins for a sterling year, and welcome in Kurtis Dawson as our new President!
 
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The Arizona Daily Star & Future of News
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Clancy Shields, Tennis Head Coach (Tentative)
Aug 28, 2024
Sweet Sixteen!
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