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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As a land-grant institution, the University of Arizona is committed to providing quality education, research and outreach to the citizens of the State of Arizona. The UA Gem & Mineral Museum, belonging to the Department of Geosciences, reflects the mission of the university. The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum is committed to supporting the study of minerals and advancing the knowledge of mineralogy through the quality and scope of its mineral collection and exhibits, by fostering an appreciation for the mineralogical wonders of Earth and our solar system, while serving the needs of K-20 students, faculty and the general public.
 
Eric Fritz ~ Biography
 
Eric Fritz, FGA, DGA is the manager of The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum.  The current role is to develop and transition the existing museum to the historic Pima County Courthouse facility.  Eric will interface with the University, Pima County and the architects to build a world class facility for the collections as well as a research arm for mineralogy and gemology research .
 
Prior to this role, he was Manager-North America for Gem-A, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, holding both colored stone and diamond designations.   Lab instruction, seminars and workshops are provided to students and the gem and jewelry industry.  Eric has a degree in Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  The Zoology degree leads to a passion for pearls and other organic gem materials, which are Eric’s specialty.    As a youth, He collected shells on the seashore and noticed at an early age the ability for pearl formation as a free pearl or as a protrusion of the shell, what we now refer to as Mabe or blister pearls.  An obsessive shell collection now resides beside the minerals and gemstones.
The accelerating pace of technological change is disrupting existing systems and hierarchies around the world. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and Big Data – the Fourth Industrial Revolution -- will simultaneously eliminate and create millions of jobs.
 
Employers and schools need to collaborate now to leverage the rapid convergence of the world of work and the world of learning. Chancellor Lee D. Lambert, J.D., will chronicle how Pima Community College is repositioning itself as a critical workforce development partner in Southern Arizona, and how by working together, Pima and area industry can supply the human capital necessary for our region to remain relevant and prosperous into the 2020s and beyond.
 
Lee Lambert ~ Biography
 
Lee D. Lambert has been Chancellor of Pima Community College since July 2013.
 
Under Chancellor Lambert, Pima is focusing on student success, partnering with employers to create programs leading to relevant careers and economic development, and fostering a multicultural world that honors our differences as well as the values that unify us.
 
Chancellor Lambert is a founding member of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and serves on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the National Association of Workforce Boards, and sits on the steering committee of the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center. In October 2019, Chancellor Lambert was named chair of the UNMUDL Community College Founders’ Council, which assists adult working learners with coursework and networks that further their academic and career success.
 
Chancellor Lambert received a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. 
 
A U.S. Army veteran, Chancellor Lambert was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up on three continents, and graduated from high school in the Olympia, Wash. area. He likes for people to call him Lee.
 
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Tucson received the UNESCO designation as a Creative Cities Network City of Gastronomy in December 2015. Chef Janos Wilder, owner of DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails, The Carriage House and President of Tucson City of Gastronomy Board of Directors will discuss how we came to receive the designation, what the impact in Tucson has been over the past 3 years and future plans to leverage the designation to benefit Tucson.
 
Sign up NOW for this fun day in Sabino Canyon on Friday, November 22nd.  Rotary In The Canyon will take the place of our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 11/20/19.  Sign up on our website www.tucsonrotary.org and scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events".  Here you will see (2) two registrations for the Canyon, one for 10:00 a.m. TRAM Ride and one for the 11:00 a.m. TRAM Ride.  Click one that is best for you and register.  Be sure to register your guest as well for $30 which will be billed to your account.  If you will be hiking to the picnic area from the Visitors Center and not using the TRAM, please call the office and let us know.  We still need to have you in the count for the meal.
The Club's next Replacement/Social Mixer is on Wednesday, November 13th at Whiskey Roads, 2265 W. Ina Rd. (Old Macaroni Grill across from Foothills Mall), from 5:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.  All members and guests must register on our website,  www.tucsonrotary.org - scroll down the left hand side to "Upcoming Events" and click on the event.  Guest fee is $20.  So come on out and experience Tucson's newest hot spot.  The Event will be both inside and out on the patio (w/heaters) so dress accordingly.  There will be great food and great fellowship with a No Host Bar but Happy Hour pricing.  For those that want to stay and kick up their heels, free lessons in line dancing starts at 7:30 ~ AND ~ we were just informed we will have live music for our Rotary group from a fantastic country singer, Drew Cooper.  Remember, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, November 13th, so if you cannot attend, you will need a make up.   
Jay Dobyns will discuss his personal journey as a youth in Tucson, to his time as a football player at the University of Arizona, to becoming a Federal Agent, being shot after 4 days on the job, rejecting multi-million dollar settlement offers and for the next 27 years, defending and protecting the communities he served as an undercover operative, including his infiltration of the Hells Angels organized crime syndicate, and, after receiving a series of death and violence threats, maintaining his home in Tucson.
 
Jay Dobyns ~ Biography
 
Jay Dobyns was a federal agent for twenty-seven years before retiring in 2014.
 
He achieved worldwide notoriety as one of history's most daring undercover operators during high-octane missions targeting America's violent crime.
 
This event is sponsored by:
Program on 10/30/19:
 
The All Souls Procession is the largest and most inclusive “Day of the Dead” inspired events in North America.  This year marks the 30th Annual event, which had humble beginnings in 1990 with an intimate gathering that spilled onto the streets of Downtown Tucson with a few dozen participants.  Now this FREE public ceremony draws over 150,000 participants (worldwide) and creates over $27M in impacts each year.  Many Mouths One Stomach (MMOS) has been the sole producer and catalyst for harnessing this growth over the last 25 years.  Our story is one of determination, sacrifice and dedication to having a free public, ceremonial ritual that costs nothing to attend and is beholden to nothing but it’s direct, altruistic intention of honoring those who have passed without profit, commercialization or corporatization of any kind.
 
 
Humberto Lopez ~ Biography
 
Humberto Lopez practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for almost six years with the accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles, California, developing an expertise in real estate. He has formed in excess of 200 limited partnerships and limited liability companies since the founding of his company in 1975. He has had direct responsibility for the acquisition, capitalization, financing, renovation and marketing of over 30,000 apartment units, over 2,000 hotel rooms, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings and thousands of acres of land. Mr. Lopez has been an active investor in diverse property types throughout the United States. He has acquired and disposed of over $2.5 billion worth of real estate and has handled all phases of real estate ownership and management. In addition to his real estate investments, Mr. Lopez has been involved in a number of non-real estate related companies ranging from car dealerships, a contact lens company, health care, mail order, banking and restaurants.
 
 
Adia Barnes ~ Biography
 
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.
The “Lucky 13” Tucson Classics Car Show is right around the corner!  In preparation for this year’s show the Executive Car Show Committee and the Car Show Committee have been hard at work organizing all the details to pull off another amazing show full of fun, great cars and comradery for our remarkable club.
 
Colonel Michael R. Drowley ~ Biography

Col Michael R. Drowley is the Commander of the 355th 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 41 mission partners, more than 46,000 personnel, 152 aircraft and $51 billion dollars in assets. He is responsible for organizing, training and equipping a wing comprised of 25 squadrons. The wing provides A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for close air support and forward air control, combat support, and medical forces for combatant commander requirements worldwide.
The Tucson Musicians Museum’s mission is to celebrate, educate and showcase Tucson’s unique musical heritage and culture. The Tucson Convention Center is a place where the community gathers to celebrate music, art, accomplishments and more. Thanks to the City of Tucson and Rio Nuevo, TMM presence at the Convention Center is a natural fit!  Our presence will introduce Tucson to its musical heritage, while providing a means to preserve the culture and enhance the potential for TMM to expand its youth mentorship program. 
 
To the members of the Rotary Club of Tucson:
 
 
 
September 11, 2001. 
 
This is a day that none of us will ever forget.  On this day, 18 years ago 2,996 people died (and more than 6,000 were injured) in the attacks on the World Trade Center.  For all of us, it is a day that we will never forget, and just like Pearl Harbor or the assassination of JFK, we all remember where we were that day.  If you were like me, you were glued to your television for days on end as the horrors of that attack played out over and over.
 
Mike Candrea completed his 34th season as the head coach of the University of Arizona softball team in 2019 and under his guidance reaching the pinnacle should once again underscore a record of success almost unparalleled by any program in any sport at any level.
 
 
 
August 28th is our Replacement/Social Mixer for our Wednesday lunch meeting.  The event will be held at TopGolf, 4050 W. Costco Place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Guest fee is $30 and no golf clubs are needed.  Hope you all can come out and join us for a really fun time!  Our next Rotary lunch meeting is on September 4th.  Mike Candrea, Head Coach of U of A Softball will be presenting.
Beginning with the first photographic atlases of the Moon, just as the Space Age dawned, Tucson in general, and the University of Arizona in particular, played key roles in the race to put humans on the Moon. He will discuss a few of the stories from that era, whose climax was the landing of Apollo 11 - 50 years ago.
Since its inception in 1997, the CEOs and business leaders of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council have been bringing together leadership and resources to help improve our region’s economic environment and quality of life.  President and CEO Ted Maxwell will share with us the history of SALC and its membership.  He will address how they have helped shape the issues and progress in the region, highlight some of their past accomplishments and share their current areas of concern.
 
Please remember our Wednesday lunch meeting on 8/7/19 will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Road in the Catalina Ballroom, 2nd Floor.  For parking and best entrance to the meeting, please take the Rosemont Blvd. entrance to the ballroom.
Tucson's #1 Wildlife Control Company
 
Animal Experts Inc. was established in 1991 by Marc Hammond and Jeff Carver. They have been working with wildlife and domestic animals for over 40 years. Their company offers a unique service that humanely captures and removes wildlife. This includes mice, bats, rats, squirrels, pigeons, javelina, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, and much more.
 
In addition to wildlife, they offer preventative maintenance services and education that prevents unwanted wildlife from entering your home and establishing residence on your property. Their passion is doing wildlife presentations on wildlife safety prevention and wildlife conservation. They believe that education is the key to creating a balance in our ecosystem in order for humans to live with wildlife. They practice what they preach by posting weekly videos on social media about the animals they’ve captured, their relevance to the ecosystem, and fun facts about the animal.
 
If you want to study a subset of geological events on earth, also known as Biosphere 1, you might design a miniature system, but what do you do if you want to study the Biosphere 1's entire complex geology, environment and ecology?  Well, you build Biosphere 2. And so, in 1987 a vision was born, funded by Ed Bass an ecologically minded philanthropist, to assemble steel, concrete, soil, sea water, and plants to build a model of Biosphere 1 consisting of five biomes and 8 humans who would live for almost two years under the dome. While this unprecedented, 'under the dome' experiment fell short for several unanticipated reasons, the idea was sound, the concepts testable, the facility unique, and the science eventually became rigorous, exciting and yielding results applicable not only to Biosphere 1, our own earth, but also to possibilities of imitating Biosphere 1 extra terrestrially. Today, B2 is the largest earth science living laboratory in which precise scientific explorations are underway as part of the University of Arizona. For the Biosphere 2 research team, a major driving force is the question: "How do biological communities organize and respond to landscape evolution and environmental change?"

 
The City of Tucson Mayor Debate and Forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Tucson will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at the TCC in the Turquoise & Crystal Ballrooms at 11:30 a.m.  Thank you Visit Tucson and Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association for sponsoring the Event.
 
Meet our Moderator for the Debate:
 
Moderator - Lorraine Rivera is a veteran broadcaster having worked in the Yuma and Tucson television markets for the last decade. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, School of Journalism with minors in English and Mexican-American Studies, and enjoys cheering on her beloved Wildcats. Rivera is product of Cochise County, born and bred along the U.S./Mexico border in Douglas. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue serving as a journalist in her home state. “It is a privilege to work with such a well-respected group of diverse journalists. I believe in the mission of Arizona Public Media to provide Arizonans with in-depth journalism.”
 
 
 
Well, fellow Rotarians, the Bob Logan Reign of Terror has started off with a bang!  And the bang you heard was the HUGE Gavel Charlotte Harris found in going through an old storage locker of Rotary memorabilia (some memorable, some not so much).  So thanks Charlotte -- the reign of terror gavel will live a good life during our upcoming Rotary year.
 
As Michael Ortega enters his fourth year as manager of the City of Tucson, he has gained valuable insight on how the $1.6 billion organization can best lead the Old Pueblo as a vibrant city of the future. Mr. Ortega challenges the 4,500 members of his staff to not only deliver excellent services, but to realize that they are uniquely positioned to be drivers of innovation and economic development no matter what capacity they serve the community. Most recently, the city gathered a group of nearly 100 directors, deputy directors, and administrators to create a strategic action plan that brings the city’s culture map and general plan to life through priority projects and cross-departmental teamwork. As he enters the new fiscal year, Mr. Ortega looks forward to continuing culture change across the organization through strategic planning, revamping the budget process, branding, continued partnering with the private sector, and implementing data-driven policies. Mr. Ortega inspires his staff to be leaders who translate the bold vision of the community into the reality of a thriving Tucson.
In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, there will be no luncheon meeting held on July 3, 2019.  This is a scheduled DARK day, no make up will be necessary. 
 
We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  See you July 10, 2019 for our next regular luncheon meeting.  The program is Michael Ortega - City Manager, "Culture Change at the City of Tucson".
 

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
DG Ellie Patterson
Jan 08, 2020
District 5500 Update
Replacement/Social Mixer - TBD
Jan 15, 2020
No Lunch Meeting
Jason Grabosch/Cliff Bowman - Car Show Chair
Jan 22, 2020
Car Show Kickoff/2020 Car Reveal
Charlene Grabowski
Jan 29, 2020
El Tour Update
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Feb 05, 2020
Kevin Leman
Feb 12, 2020
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Feb 26, 2020
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Mar 11, 2020
Centennial Committee
Mar 18, 2020
Dr. Terry Hunt
Mar 25, 2020
Easter Island
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Apr 08, 2020
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Apr 08, 2020
Meeting - Speaker TBD
Apr 22, 2020
 
 
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