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WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
Meetings are held at Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85701 (USA)
Rotary Office:  520-623-2281
 
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Khris Dodge is a versatile musician, educator, and Tucson arts advocate for more than 30 years. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Tucson Jazz Festival, the Conductor and Musical Director of the Tucson Pops Orchestra, and also runs Khris Dodge Entertainment (KDE), a full-scale concert production company. 
 
Educated at the University of Arizona, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees in Percussion Performance, Khris used the skills learned under Gary Cook – as well as jazz piano instruction from Jeff Haskell – to craft a versatile music career. Khris has played everything from orchestral percussion with Tucson Symphony and Arizona Opera (the latter of which he played with for 20 years) to keyboard for Broadway National Tours including WickedThe Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, and more. Additionally, he has played featured performances for the Sedona Film Festival, Ballet Tucson, Musical Instrument Museum, Austin Cabaret Theatre, and New York’s Metropolitan Room, to name a few. 
 
Join Khris Dodge in this enlightening conversation on how music touches/infuses our lives, whether you know it or not.  Creatively infusing live music examples, Khris will discuss the direct economic impact that the non-profit arts organizations in Pima County have on our region and how that positively affects our entire community. And in an engaging-non threatening way, Khris may even teach you some music in the process.  
Since there is no scheduled lunch meeting on Wednesday (2nd week of month), please join your fellow Rotarians for a Tour of the Pima College Aviation Center, 7211 S Park Avenue on February 14th from 12pm - 2pm.
 
Food trucks from Tacos Libre & Jozarelli's will be available at 11:30am (pay your way).  Bring your prospects to count toward March Madness Points.
 
RSVP to Vic Jacobs: Vicjacobs1@gmail.com
 
Remember: NO LUNCH MEETING on February 14th.  Our next scheduled meeting is on February 21st.  We will hear from our very own Khris Dodge discussing "Why Are Music and the Arts Important to Our Community?" As a Rotary tradition, please dress in your Rodeo Garb in honor of our Tucson Rodeo!
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is scheduled for February 7, 2024 at Tesoro Latin Kitchen, 4420 N. Oracle Road, start time is 5:30 p.m. All must register for this event on our website www.tucsonrotary.org under Upcoming Events - left side of the home page   Also be sure to register your guests, the fee is $30 and will be billed to your account.  Invite your March Madness prospects, the meal is on the Club.  Remember, no lunch meeting on February 7th. 
 
Bring your Valentine and have some fun and fellowship at Tesoro Latin Kitchen!  Hope to see you there....
 
(This meeting will be held at the Sheraton, 5151 E. Grant Rd. - Start time 12:00 pm)
 
Elijah Ndoye (El) was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. Back in 1995, he relocated to the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a degree in Operations Management. He has served as a volunteer at Casas De Los Ninos, a not-for-profit shelter for children in abusive households. He also volunteered at Big Brothers and Sisters. He is very active in his community and currently has affiliations with the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce as Past Chairman.  In 2010 El created The Forgotten Children, a non-profit geared towards helping the street children in Senegal by achieving goals of self-sufficiency.
 
I want to congratulate every one of you on the success of the 17th Annual Rotary Club of Tucson’s 2023 Classics Car Show. It was an incredible community and family event, with 430 vehicles, 20,000 guests, and hundreds of volunteers. And a special thank you to the Car Show founding members Jon Wang and Arnie Jacobsen. They are the ones who can take pride in our accomplishments.
 
We were particularly impressed by our special guest, Dennis Gage, and his quote describing our car show as “a concours quality car show.” It’s wonderful to see such high praise from someone in the industry.
 
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Why Are Music and the Arts Important to Our Community?
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