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

Dr. Allan Hamilton ~ Biography

 

Allan Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hamilton holds four professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Hamilton is a decorated veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm. He was also the commanding officer assigned to lead a dangerous medical research expedition that was based for nearly two months at 16,000 feet under arctic conditions on Mt. McKinley.

 

Dr. Hamilton was recently awarded the title of Regents’ Professor by unanimous vote of the Arizona Board of Regents; it is the highest accolade the state can bestow upon an academician and is given to less than one percent of all eligible faculty. He has been chosen by his neurosurgical peers as “One of America’s Best Doctors” for the last nineteen consecutive years and selected as one of the top one hundred neurosurgeons in the United States.  He has held positions as Chief of Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and is the Director of a multi-disciplinary medical simulation and innovation think-tank at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, seventy peer-review research articles. Dr. Hamilton has been decorated by the Republic of France for his scientific discoveries in neurosurgery and the Republic of Gabon for his philanthropic work over the last 25 years in Africa.

Dr. Hamilton has written three non-fiction books: The Scalpel and the Soul in 2008, Zen Mind, Zen Horse—The Science and Spirituality of Training Horses in 2011. His most recent book, Lead With Your Heart—Lessons from a Life With Horses (2017) is a collection of 112 essays on leadership, spirituality, and transformation and received the Nautilus God Award for nonfiction, the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, and the Independent Book Publishers (“IPPY’) award. His books have been translated into several languages. He is currently working on a fourth book on the human brain.

 

He has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries and has been featured on the NBC “Today” Show, ABC News, CNN, and PBS. He is a frequent guest on NPR. For the last several years Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant on more than three hundred episodes of the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy. Look for a stellar performance where Dr. Hamilton plays—of all things—a surgeon. A show-stopper for sure!!

Brian Stidham fell in love with Tucson. A young and talented eye surgeon, he accepted a job with another eye surgeon to take over the pediatric patients. Brad Schwartz, the ambitious and talented doctor who hired Brian, was also a troubled man who struggled with relationships, sobriety and his temper. Within a year of Brian’s arrival, the medical relationship would be severed by Brad’s troubles. Brian broke away to start his own practice. Rumors abounded that Brad was incensed and considered Brian’s departure a betrayal. Brad’s anger even drew a wedge between him and his fiancée, Lourdes Lopez, a former prosecutor whose career was shattered because of Brad. Three years after Brian moved to Tucson, his life ended in an empty, darkened parking lot. Everyone wondered who would have killed such a nice fellow. Lourdes, who had seen Brad’s toxic rage, feared she knew. Her fears weren’t enough to save Brian Stidham, but would they be enough to catch his killer? Best-selling, true-crime author A.J. Flick walks you through an uncontrolled obsession that became a toxic rage that fueled a murder and captivated Tucson and the nation.
 
Have you passed Campbell and Roger and seen the barns, rows of vegetables growing and children in the fields and thought to yourself what is going?  Come and learn about Tucson Village Farm and how this innovative urban educational farm is helping to change the health of our community and inspire youth and families to live healthier lives. Learn some tips and tricks for making your life healthier and resources at the farm that are available to all.
 

Pima JTED Rotary Club of Tucson Innovation Center opening July 2020

Abel Vasquez, Technology Director

 

82 percent of young people entering the workforce are not equipped with the skills they need to succeed.”  - “State of the Skills Gaps”

 

“IMAGINE a high school where students can live their dreams.  Where all students are welcome: public, private (e.g., Salpointe), charter, home school, homeless, city and county.  Where failing students become honor roll.  Where students who would never dream of going to college have a three times greater chance of getting a college degree. A high school that prevents drop-outs, where 98% of students graduate. Where graduates have a certification in nursing, robotics, cybersecurity, 3D printing, graphic design, public safety, building trades and manufacturing.

 

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.

 
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.
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.
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.
 
 
 

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
Replacement/Social Mixer - Pastiche
May 29, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
Vanessa Helms
Jun 05, 2019
Crisis Intervention & Serving Victims of Mass Casualty Events
Brent DeRaad, Pres. & CEO
Jun 12, 2019
Visit Tucson
Club Assembly
Jun 19, 2019
COA Event
Jun 29, 2019
Hacienda del Sol
 
 
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