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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Judy McDermott ~ Biography
 
Judy McDermott is a veteran of professional golf management. She is the executive director of the Tucson Conquistadores Inc., the nonprofit civic group known for supporting youth athletes and athletic programs through professional golf.
 
Over $33 million has been raised for charity through the Tucson Conquistadores programs.
 
McDermott joined the Tucson Conquistadores in 1992 as marketing director for the Northern Telecom Open, a PGA Tour event operated by the Conquistadores. The Conquistadores soon named her tournament director for subsequent PGA Tour golf events held through 2006. McDermott's title was changed to executive director in 2007 when the Conquistadores served as the tournament leadership team for World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
 
Currently McDermott manages the Cologuard Classic, a PGA Tour Champions Tour event in its fourth year at Omni Tucson National Resort. In addition to her professional golf tournament activities, McDermott serves as executive director of the Conquistadores Foundation and The First Tee of Tucson, a program that teaches young people life skills through the game of golf. The program currently operates Life Skill programming through the game of golf at seven program locations in Pima County.
 
McDermott holds a B.A. from UCLA where she was also a member of the women’s golf team.
 
McDermott was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and named the Women of Influence Non-Profit Champion Award in 2017.
 
She currently serves on the Southern Arizona board of Act One and is a member and past president of Women at the Top.
Team penning isn’t just a rodeo event. This year, it’s a literary event at the Tucson Festival of Books featuring co-authors Alan Day and Lynn Wiese Sneyd. They’ll give us the low down on what it was like to write and publish their newest book, “Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B.”
 
State historian Marshall Trimble says that “Cowboy Up” reflects “on the life of the everyday cowboy with all its trials and tribulations better than anything I’ve ever read. They range from dealing with the capricious vicissitudes of nature, friendships, horse wrecks and winning the trust of horses through patience and love. They also tell of man’s close relationship to the land and all God’s critters that inhabit it. “
 
In addition to sharing a few crazy cowboy stories, Alan and Lynn will preview their video of Lazy B, filmed last year with assistance from U of A media arts experts and some cool drone photography.
 
So dust off those boots. Grab your hat. It’s time to cowboy up and get ready for a fun ride!
 
Biography ~ Alan Day
 
If it’s possible to say that someone can be born a cowboy, then Alan Day was born one. He was part of the third generation to grow up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch that straddled the high deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. The ranching and cowboy lifestyle appealed to him so much that after graduating from the University of Arizona, he returned to manage the Lazy B for the next 40 years. In the 1980’s, Alan purchased a ranch in South Dakota called Mustang Meadow Ranch that became the first government sponsored sanctuary for 1500 unadoptable wild horses. He was the first rancher to develop and successfully use a herd modification-training program for cattle and wild mustangs. He shares his story in his award-winning memoir, The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs, co-authored with Lynn Wiese Sneyd. Along with his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, Alan also wrote the NY Times best-selling memoir, Lazy B, the story of the Day family and of growing up on the harsh yet beautiful ranch.
 
Biography ~ Lynn Wiese Sneyd
 
Lynn Wiese Sneyd is an award-winning author and owner of LWS Literary Services in Tucson. She coordinates book publicity campaigns for authors, writes query letters and book proposals, ghostwrites and edits. Her most recent published works include “Cowboy Up!” and “The Horse Lover,” co-authored with H. Alan Day, and “The Shadows in My Heart,” co-authored with Mary Havens. A frequent presenter at writer’s conferences and workshops, she also is the literary consultant for the Tucson Festival of Books.
REMINDER:  There will be NO LUNCH MEETING ON FEBRUARY 7th due to the Gem Show.  This is a DARK day, so no need to do a make up.  Our next scheduled lunch meeting will be on 2/14/18 at the DoubleTree.  Please contact the Rotary office if you have any questions.
 
Thank you.
The Club will hold a Replacement/Social Mixer on WEDNESDAY, 1/31/18 at Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will be a replacement meeting for our Wednesday 1/31/18 lunch meeting and all must register.  Go to our home page at www.tucsonrotary.org, scroll down the left hand side to Upcoming Events.  Guest fee is $25.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, 1/29/18 by 3:00 p.m.
Colonel Scott C. Campbell is the Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. He is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the United States Air Force, with more than 7,500 Airmen, 3,000 civilians, and more than 100 aircraft. He is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping a wing comprised of 20 squadrons, two of which are fighter squadrons. The wing provides A-10C aircraft for close air support and forward air control, combat support, and medical forces for combatant commander requirements worldwide. The 355th Fighter Wing is also responsible for training A-10C pilots for the entire Total Force and is the Air Combat Command executive agent for Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces and Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty compliance.
 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange first began with the Copenhagen, Denmark club initiating the first exchange in 1929 which was followed by the Rotary Club of Nice, France.  Rotary Youth Exchange is one of the most recognized youth exchange programs in the world and is by far the largest youth exchange program run completely by volunteers.  The year-long program was created in 1958 replacing a much shorter time program of only several weeks.  Many of the rules and procedures and frameworks of the program that were created in 1958 still exist today. 
 
Jim Murphy, a twenty year Member of the Rotary Club of Tucson and Chair of the 11th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show, will report on the Goals for the Show, thank those who made it a success and be involved in distributing the net proceeds of the Show to the five nonprofit beneficiaries.
 
Located in a former tire shop in the heart of Barrio Santa Rosa, just south of Downtown, Sonoran Glass School is a hidden gem. Founded in 2001 by glass artists Tom Philabaum and Dave Klein, the school has grown to be the only full-service, nonprofit glass arts education facility in the Southwest, offering classes to established and emerging artists from five to eighty-five. Executive Director, Lynn Davis, will give us a virtual tour of Sonoran Glass School and offer an overview of the different glass mediums taught there. You’ll discover why Tucson has a special place on the American Studio Glass map.
 
We want to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.  The schedule for the remainder of 2017 is as follows:
 
12/25/17 - Rotary Office Closed
12/26/17 - Rotary Office Closed
Wednesday, 12/27/17 - DARK - No Lunch Meeting
1/1/18 - Rotary Office Closed
 
We will see you all in the New Year at our first meeting of 2018 scheduled for Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the DoubleTree. 
 
Happy Holidays everyone!
A wonderful evening is being planned for our Annual Holiday Mixer, Wednesday, December 20th, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at La Mariposa.  The resort is located at 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ, between Tanque Verde Rd. and Speedway Blvd.  All members and guests must register for this event.  Please go to www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events" and click on "Holiday Mixer".  Guest fee is $30 and will be billed to your account.  The deadline for Registration is Monday, 12/18/17 before noon.  Also, there will be NO LUNCH MEETING on the 20th so please come out and have some fun that night as we celebrate the holidays with fellow Rotarians and guests.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
Yvonne Ervin, founder and executive director of the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival, will explain how and why the festival was started four years ago, and outline the economic impact, demographics and financing of the 11-day event. She’ll also present some musical highlights of the January 2018 festival which will feature Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Sheila E., Diane Schuur, Spyro Gyra, The Mingus Dynasty, the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band and many others. She will also talk about some of her other jazz projects including The Mingus Project and the Tucson Jazz Institute.
 
“During the summer of 1943 a fierce battle raged in the skys over Europe.  Every day hundreds of young airmen faced death as they flew bombing raids deep into enemy territory.  Fewer and fewer were coming back.”  Memphis Belle Motion Picture, Warner Bros. 1990.  My brother, Sgt. Eugene Darter found himself in that situation as he and crew on their first combat mission were hit badly by flak and then attacked furiously by Nazi fighters and vanished into cloud cover.  That is all our family knew for decades until January 3, 2000 when an inadvertent Internet search resulted in crew member names and a potential crash site near a Dutch island in the North Sea.  An amazing and miraculous search and discovery followed for over a decade that brought closure not only to the Darter family but other surviving crew members and especially the 95 year old wife of the MIA pilot who still loves her man to this day!
 
This is a reminder to sign up for the Member Social Mixer on Thursday, 11/30/17 at El Molinito located at 2323 N. Pantano.  This Mixer is a Replacement Meeting for our Wednesday, 11/29/17 lunch meeting.  All members and guests must sign up on our website, www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events".  Guest fee is $25.
Biography ~ Fred Ronstadt
 
Fred Ronstadt is a fifth-generation Tucsonan and member of several pioneer families.
 
He is currently the Executive Director of the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, which produces the biannual Street Fair. The association’s primary mission is to promote economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the economic potential of North Fourth Avenue.
Shirley Grace is a proud member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Fresno which she joined in March of 2001. Her Club's projects continue to inspire her passion for hands on service. As such, she travels to Mexico each July with their “Project Nino” team of doctors, nurses and dentists to provide health care services to over 4,000 children.
The presentation will be based on a few research projects that concern honesty and cheating.  Martin Dufwenberg will in this connection also illustrate several research methods that are important in modern economics: game theory, lab experiments, and ideas from psychology.”
Rotarians: Making a Difference and Changing Lives.  The good work of Rotary Clubs in District 5500, and, in particular the Rotary Club of Tucson, is making a significant impact on our communities – both locally and globally.
Due to the 11th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show on Saturday, October 21st, there will be no lunch meeting on Wednesday, October 25th.  Our next scheduled lunch meeting will be November 1st.
 
Also, the office will be open limited hours during the week.  So please call ahead before dropping by...
 
Thank you!
 
George Hanson, Director of the Tucson Desert Song Festival, discusses plans to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s impact on American music on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
 
 
It takes the whole RCOT membership and many other contributors to plan and execute a successful car show.  Although terrific groundwork work is in place from the prior 10 shows, there are always new issues and we sure have had these this year, and the chore of renewing and finding new sponsors, selling tickets, marketing and staffing the event to name a few.  Getting the site prepared, layout for the classic cars and parking areas, erection of all the tents, signage, recruitment of food court, merchandise and promotional vendors, consume many hours of planning and work on site.  And then the big DAY, and the end, except clean up on the following Sunday, of a successful RCOT lead and executed community event benefiting Make Way for Books, Caregiver Training Institute, GAP Ministries, JTED and YWCA and 10 to 15 other nonprofits who receive the remaining net proceeds of the car show; the reason YOU, the Members of the RCOT spent so much of YOUR time and effort.  But Wait—this is only possible if you have sold tickets and volunteered and sought others to volunteer, then we can celebrate a success.
Biography ~ Carmine DeBonis, Jr.
Deputy County Administrator
 
Carmine DeBonis, Jr., advanced the majority of his professional life working with Pima County, Arizona, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. After graduating from
the University of Arizona in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Regional Development, Carmine worked with the Pima County Board of Supervisors through 1996.
Since Sean Miller was unable to present at the 9/20/17 meeting, our very own Liz Baker has stepped in to present to the club.  Thank you Liz!
 
SARSEF, the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, is on a mission to create the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Experience first-hand how they are teaching students to make decisions based on data and form conclusions based on evidence, a skill that is essential in this day and age. Find out how SARSEF addresses the growing gap between STEM jobs and qualified workers in Arizona as they engage over 95,000 underrepresented students in areas of poverty, each year. And hear how being involved in SARSEF impacted not only student test scores across the state, it changes the lives of students, one at a time – most recently a student who will be attending the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies this November.
Paul Cicala has been nominated for multiple EMMY’s in news and sports, and after a career that’s taken him to Southern California, Las Vegas, Texas and Mexico, Paul’s proud to be back in the area he was born and raised: Tucson, AZ.
Alan Young will be presenting on the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl and the economic and branding benefits to Southern Arizona.
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Tucs
on
presents
the 11th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 21, 2017
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
 
 
Speakers
Judy McDermott
Feb 21, 2018
Pro Golf and Youth Development
Jose Luis Gomez, Director TSO
Feb 28, 2018
Tucson Symphony
Bob Logan/Mark Irvin
Mar 07, 2018
Youth Center of Excellence - DMAFB
Dr. Paul Bendheim
Mar 14, 2018
Healthy Brain Aging
Robert Robbins, UA President
Mar 28, 2018
UofA
Jon Baker, Director
Apr 04, 2018
Southwest Fair Commission/Southwest Regional Park
Maricela Solis de Kester
Apr 11, 2018
World View
Home Hospitality Week
Apr 18, 2018
NO LUNCH MEETING
Allyn Bulzomi
Apr 25, 2018
Interact and Rotaract
Car Show
May 02, 2018
Final Four Presentations
David Ivers
May 16, 2018
Arizona Theatre Co.
Kate Hoffman
May 23, 2018
Arizona Earn to Learn
Replacement/Social Mixer (Evening Event)
May 30, 2018
NO LUNCH MEETING
Amanda Marks, Tu Nidito
Jun 06, 2018
Children & Grief
Don Guerro
Jun 13, 2018
Barrio Bread
DARK DAY
Jun 27, 2018
NO LUNCH MEETING
 
 
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