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
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.
 
Mr. Lopez has served on the board of directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, and Arizona Public Service a Fortune 500 company since 1995. He is currently serving for the University of California San Diego Health Board of Advisors. Mr. Lopez previously served on the board of Capital Bancorp Limited, one of the nation’s largest community banking organizations which held over 50 individual charters for banking operations in several states, and as Chairman of Tucson Saving and Loan. Mr. Lopez’s current and former appointments at the University of Arizona include the Chairmanship of the Board of Advisors of the Sarver Heart Center, Chairmanship of the University of Arizona Foundation, the National Board of Advisors for the Eller College of Business and Public Administration and the University of Arizona President’s Club. He has also served as a board member and as chairperson in a number of non-profit organizations throughout the City of Tucson.
 
His past governmental appointments include the
 Downtown Tucson Advisory Committee, the Arizona Office of Tourism, the Arizona Urban Lands Advisory Committee and the Arizona Small Business Conference. Mr. Lopez was a member of the Young Presidents Organization from 1986 to 1996 and is currently a member of the World Presidents Organization.
 
 
 
Pastor Roy Tullgren ~ Biography
 
Roy’s involvement with Gospel Rescue Mission began in 1986, when he was elected to its Board of Directors. From December 2000 until June 2019, Roy served as the Executive Director and Pastor of Gospel Rescue Mission. He is currently in the position of Pastor of Donor & Church Engagement at the Mission.
 
Roy has been involved in non-profit agency management in Tucson since 1976, which includes 12 years as Executive Director of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring agency and 7 years as an administrator with a private Christian school. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona and has additional Master’s level work in Counseling and Guidance.
 
Roy serves on multiple local boards, community tasks forces, coalitions, city and county commissions, and has held various professional leadership positions. He has been a speaker at national and district conferences and has served as a consultant to non profit organizations throughout the country. He has also served on the national board of Gospel Rescue Mission and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
 
In addition, Roy has been a foster parent and was a volunteer Big Brother mentor for over 40 years to 4 boys. He has also coached multiple sports for over 15 years and has served as an Arizona certified high school official for basketball and softball for 14 years.
 
Roy has lived in Tucson since 1964 and is married to Cathy. They have 2 adult children and five grandchildren, including a special needs granddaughter.
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.
 
In her second year as head coach, Barnes signed the highest ranked recruiting class in Arizona history as ProspectsNation.com ranked the class at the fifth-best in the country. 
 
Additionally to her success on the court and in recruiting in 2017, Barnes made it a point to get better in the classroom and in the community. The Wildcats had their best academic semester in a decade and also led the athletic department in community service hours.
 
A three-time all-conference selection and '98 graduate of Arizona, Barnes was voted USBWA first-team All-American and Pac-10 player of the year in 1997-98. Her 2,237 career points currently rank ninth on the Pac-12’s all-time scoring list. Following her collegiate career, Barnes played professionally for 12 seasons in the WNBA and overseas. She won a WNBA Championship with the Seattle Storm in 2004, was named to the Storm’s All-Decade Team, and also played for Cleveland, Minnesota and Sacramento. Her overseas career included stops in the Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Russia and Italy.
 
In addition to her playing and coaching career, Barnes has been extremely active in the community through the Adia Barnes Foundation, which mentors under-served youth and conducts charitable events and community service projects such as school supply drives. Barnes spent 10 years as the Seattle Storm’s TV analyst for NBA TV and FOX Sports Northwest and also spent time as the color commentator for Storm radio broadcasts.
 
A native of San Diego, Calif., Barnes is married to Salvo Coppa, who coached for 14 seasons, including 10 professionally in Italy and with three separate national teams. She is also the mother of one son, Matteo.
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".
The Change of Administration Event will be held on Saturday, June 29th at Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd., from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Cost per person is $55 and will be billed to your account.  All must register for this event on our website,  www.tucsonrotary.org and scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events".  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Overnight rooms will be available for those who would like to spend the night. 
 
So come on out for this special evening when President Chuck passes the gavel to our 2019-2020 President, Bob Logan.
So, what’s a Club Assembly?  The question came to me this week as Club Assemblies are not a big part of what we typical do at the Rotary Club of Tucson.  They are a common element of other Rotary Clubs that sometimes will do a couple Club Assemblies per year.  If I am not mistaken, our last Club Assembly was during Dave Gallaher’s year as President in 2013-2014.

A Club Assembly is a meeting for the Club to focus on operations, results, strategic direction or planning.  This upcoming Wednesday we are going to use the meeting to take a look at our goals from the past year and see how we did, but more importantly, to check in with the membership to see how we are doing both as a Rotary Club and in running our meetings.
 
Travelers spend $2.3 billion annually in Pima County and the region’s tourism industry employs more than 25,000 area residents.
 
Visit Tucson’s Brent DeRaad will discuss the organization’s role in helping to generate those benefits.  Visit Tucson markets Tucson and Southern Arizona to potential visitors throughout the world, while also bringing in meetings to area hotels and resorts, along with sports groups and events.
 
Looking ahead, Visit Tucson is developing a 10-year tourism master plan that focuses on enhancing and creating attractions, events, flights, roads and gathering places.
 
Mass casualties and natural disasters can and do occur in any and all communities in our country.  Fortunately, in Pima County, when tragedy strikes, there is a program available to assist victims and witnesses of trauma.  Participants in this session will learn about the Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division’s role in supporting crime victims both immediately following a criminal incident or crisis event and throughout the criminal justice system.  They will get information about the response provided in the aftermath of the Tucson Tragedy (January 8, 2011) and the Las Vegas Shooting (October 2017). 
 
 
Come join the Rotary fun at our Replacement/Social Mixer on May 29th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 121.  Hope to see you all there!  Remember, there is no regular lunch meeting on Wednesday, May 29th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.

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.

 

 

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.
 
 

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
Bert Lopez & Pastor Roy Tullgren
Oct 16, 2019
Center of Opportunity Homeless Shelter
Paul Weir
Oct 30, 2019
All Souls Procession - A Tucson Tradition
Jay Dobyns
Nov 06, 2019
Michael Angelo Caruso
Nov 20, 2019
The First 15 Minutes ~ The Amazing Power of First Impressions
Janos Wilder
Nov 27, 2019
Chef
Chanceller Lee Lambert
Dec 04, 2019
Piima Community College
Rotary Foundation
Dec 11, 2019
Holiday Mixer - TBD
Dec 18, 2019
DG Ellie Patterson
Jan 08, 2020
District 5500 Update
Replacement/Social Mixer - TBD
Jan 15, 2020
No Lunch Meeting
Jason Grabosch - Car Show Chair
Jan 29, 2020
Car Show Kickoff/2020 Car Reveal
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
 
 
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