Weekly Meeting:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711 (USA)
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Of the things we think, say or do

1.  Is it the TRUTH?

2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?


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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On Wednesday, Jason Grabosch, the 2019 Car Show Chair, will give a summary of the 2019 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.  The amounts will then be presented to the 2019 charities.
The 2020 Tucson Classics Car Show Chair, Cliff Bowman, will review the goals for the upcoming Car Show and with the help of Mike Anderson, the 2020 Corvette will be revealed. 
Thank you everyone, for your dedication and hard work on the 2019 Car Show; you are truly a Remarkable Rotary Club.
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Trident III, 250 S. Craycroft Road from 5:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.  There will be good food and great fellowship with a No Host Bar. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our first social mixer in 2020! Remember, this is a replacement for our lunch meeting on Wednesday, so don't forget your Make Up if you cannot attend!
See you all there. . .
Ellie Patterson -2019-20 Rotary
District 5500 Governor
Ellie Patterson is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Tucson, Arizona’s largest Rotary club. She joined Rotary in June of 2010 and immediately became an active member, serving as Club Secretary for three years. At the District level, Ellie served as Global Grants Subcommittee Chair for three years, was a PETS facilitator for one year and was Co-Chair of the Ride to End Polio in El Tour de Tucson for one year. Ellie is a Bequest Society Member at Level 7, a Major Donor, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society Member. She is a past committee member of the RI Major Gifts Initiative for the Rotary Peace Centers and is a graduate of the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy.
Ellie is a former Co-Owner of The Temp Connection, a locally-owned and managed staffing service that she and her business partners started over 26 years ago. Their company has been ranked as one of the top women-owned businesses in Tucson the last several years and the partners are well known for their volunteer activity and financial commitment to many non-profit organizations in the community they love. They have happily been involved at committee level, board level and in Chair positions.  Ellie and her husband, Tom, have three children, six grandchildren and a great grandchild. When time permits, they head to South America and find themselves off the beaten path, exploring the cultures and treasures of this continent.
Ellie graduated from the University of Washington and obtained her M.Ed. from Eastern Washington University. After graduate school she taught high school in Northern Idaho for several years and also worked as a guidance counselor. Ellie ended up biking with two friends from Canada to Mexico and shortly thereafter settled in Tucson in the early 80’s.  As a cyclist and strong supporter of  PolioPlus, Ellie welcomes all Rotarians and friends to ride with her, support a rider or volunteer in our Rotary District Ride to End Polio. “Cycling together is fun and the money raised brings us closer to eradicating polio worldwide” she responds when asked about the ride. The ride to date has generated close to 60 million dollars including the Gates Foundation match.
As governor in 2019-2020, Ellie’s goal is to support the membership growth efforts of all clubs “Grow Rotary” by embracing change and enhancing the club experience. She is using her car though instead of her bike when traveling to visit the 50 clubs in District 5500.
President Bob and the Rotary Office would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  We will see you in 2020 at our January 8th Rotary Lunch when our very own District Governor, Ellie Patterson discusses District 5500!
Here is the upcoming Holiday Schedule for your reference and scheduling:
President Bob and the Rotary Staff would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
The Holiday Mixer is Tuesday, December 17th on the rooftop at The Playground Bar and Lounge, 278 E. Congress Street, start time 5:30pm.  Please join us for an evening of holiday cheer while listening to the Tucson Boys Choir.  This event is a Replacement for our Lunch Meeting on Wednesday, December 18th.  Don't forget to make up if you cannot attend.  Hope to see you Tuesday evening!
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.
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.
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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.
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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.

Rotary Club of Tucs
the 14th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 17, 2020
on the grounds of
The Gregory School!
Jason Grabosch/Cliff Bowman - Car Show Chair
Jan 22, 2020
Car Show Kickoff/2020 Car Reveal
Charlene Grabowski
Jan 29, 2020
El Tour Update
Fletcher McCusker
Feb 05, 2020
Downtown Update
Kevin Leman
Feb 12, 2020
Town Hall
Feb 26, 2020
Desert Museum
Mar 11, 2020
Centennial Committee
Mar 18, 2020
Dr. Terry Hunt
Mar 25, 2020
Easter Island
John Hudak
Apr 08, 2020
Tucson Lifestyles
Dave Gallaher
Apr 29, 2020
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