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.

 
Home Page Stories
KEVIN SUMLIN – HEAD COACH, ARIZONA FOOTBALL
 
Kevin Sumlin, a three-time national Coach of the Year finalist, was named Arizona’s 32nd head coach on Jan. 14, 2018.

Sumlin came to Arizona after serving as the head football coach at Texas A&M University for the past six seasons (2012-17), compiling a 51-26 record including three bowl victories. He also served as the head coach at the University of Houston for four seasons (2008-11), amassing a 35-17 record. In his 10 seasons as a head coach prior to Arizona, Sumlin compiled an 86-43 record and his teams played in bowl games in nine of those seasons.

Sumlin's coaching career has also seen stops at his alma mater Purdue (1998-2001), Minnesota (1993-97) and Wyoming (1991-92).

Sumlin has coached in 16 bowl games, including all four traditional New Year's Day games.

A four-year letterman as a linebacker at Purdue from 1983-86, Sumlin finished his career as one of the top tacklers in Boilermaker history. He was named to Sports Illustrated's All-America walk-on list as a freshman after leading Purdue with 91 tackles.

He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior, while ranking fifth in the league with 114 tackles, and helped lead Purdue to the Peach Bowl.

The Indianapolis native graduated from Purdue in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in both criminology and criminal justice. Sumlin has four children: daughters Courtney and Shelby, and sons Jackson and Joey.
Our Home Hospitality events are under way!  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 17th lunch meeting, so if you do not attend a social, don't forget to MAKE UP!  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary Office at 520-623-2281.  Enjoy the food and fellowship and a huge THANK YOU to all the Hosts who are graciously opening their homes for our Hospitality week!  Our next scheduled lunch meeting will be on April 24th with UofA Head Coach, Kevin Sumlin.  Sign up your guests early!!!
Over 2500 abused and/or neglected Pima County children are in foster care through no fault of their own. They all need adults like you, who are willing to stand up and advocate for their best interest and ensure their needs are met. Often times, these children have multiple case managers, therapists, and placements lacking one consistent adult. Research has confirmed that one positive adult relationship changes a child’s outcomes dramatically thus providing for a brighter future. Unfortunately, the vast majority of foster children in Pima County don’t have an advocate. Court Appointed Special Advocates are everyday people that come from all backgrounds and experiences. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Learn about the CASA Program and how to become an advocate.
 
Biography ~ Amy Brandhuber
 
Since September of 2017, Amy Brandhuber has been the Program Supervisor for the Pima County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program. Before her work with CASA, she was an investigator and a supervisor for the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) from 2005-2017. During her time with DCS, she investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect and supervised case managers who work directly with parents. Amy was directly involved in the development of the Pima County Juvenile Court Dependency Alternative Program which seeks to provide families effective legal solutions and avoid unnecessary court and child welfare involvement. The Dependency Alternative Program won the 2017 Arizona Supreme Court award for Protecting, Children, Families and Communities. Additionally, focused on efficiency and improving outcomes, Amy developed the Indian Child Welfare Act Voluntary Foster Care Placement Protocol used by the Department of Child Safety. Amy’s almost 14 years of work in the child welfare system have fueled her passion for child advocacy and drives her work with CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in foster care. 
 
Amy grew up in Tucson and graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School and the University of Arizona. Congressman Jim Kolbe selected Amy to be an intern in his Washington, D.C. office during college. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration and Policy from American University. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration in 2017. Amy is a firm believer that each of us has something to offer the children of Pima County and we can accomplish better outcomes for abused and neglected children through positive adult relationships.
The Border Patrol Overview is a presentation that gives viewers an understanding about the mission of the Border Patrol and how we accomplish that mission.  The presentation will touch on hierarchy and history briefly.  It will give a background of how agents operate in the field as well as how our technology and infrastructure assist agents.  Viewers will get an understanding on the vast area of responsibility and dangers that agents face on a daily basis.  Upon conclusion of the presentation, we like to open the floor to a Q & A session, to give the opportunity for viewers to ask questions on topics they would like to know more about.
 
Biography – Sergio Leones, Jr.
 
Sergio Leones, Jr. began his federal law enforcement career in 2010 as a Border Patrol Agent with the United States Border Patrol in Nogales, Arizona.  While in Nogales, Agent Leones worked several details including ZBV Operator at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint, Border Community Liaison, and Temporary Supervisor over the Processing Center.  Agent Leones is currently detailed to the Tucson Sector Field Communications Branch as a Border Community Liaison.  He is tasked with reaching out to the community and building strong relationships between community members and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Our next Social/Replacement Mixer will be held in "The Coop" at Culinary Dropout, located at 2543 E. Grant Road, start time is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th.  There is plenty of onsite parking.  Hope to see you all there for some Fellowship and Fun!  Oops, almost forgot, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 27th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.
Be part of the RCOT and our Community’s future!!!!
 
Hear about our forthcoming Centennial Celebration and vote for our Centennial Nonprofit Partner --- hear presentations regarding:
We love to dance. We love to teach.  Come see us dance!
 
At the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, students get a chance to learn from some of the best dancers in the world. There are currently four schools located in Tucson, Phoenix, Dallas and Houston. Over the years, Darren Maguire has gathered a highly-skilled staff that has performed at some of the world’s largest stages.
 
Jonathan Mosher
Chief Trial Counsel
Pima County, Arizona Attorney’s office
 
As Chief Trial Counsel, Jonathan prosecutes homicides, cold cases, violent felonies, sexual assaults, and crimes against children in Tucson, Arizona. He lectures at training seminars for prosecutors throughout Arizona and nationally. He has been recognized by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council (APAAC) for Excellence in Victim Advocacy (2009) and as Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2011). He has also received the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) Board of Directors Advocacy Award (2017) (for his prosecution of State v. Watson, a case featured on Dateline NBC’s “Secrets of the Desert” episode).
 
Since 2000 ShelterBox International has hand-delivered humanitarian relief around the globe in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters. ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing aid to survivors of over 250 disasters in more than 92 countries.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
 

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
Head Coach Kevin Sumlin
Apr 24, 2019
UofA Football
JTED
May 01, 2019
Elizabeth Sparks
May 08, 2019
Tucson Village Farm
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
COA Event
Jun 29, 2019
Hacienda del Sol
 
 
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