Weekly Meeting:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
March Meetings Held At Hacienda del Sol
5501 Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ  85718 (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.

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Dean Jones will discuss the effects of the pandemic on higher education.
 
John Paul Jones III
Don Bennett Moon Dean
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona
 
John Paul “JP” Jones III (Ph.D. Ohio State University) is a Professor of Geography and Development and the Don Bennett Moon Dean of the University of Arizona’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). SBS is known as the UA’s “People College” in recognition of the over 500 faculty who study human technologies, histories, institutions, ideas, cultures, literatures, and personal and social relationships. SBS is intellectually diverse: among its faculty are poets and philosophers, as well as computer scientists and dendrochronologists.
 
With over 7,000 students, the College of SBS regularly awards more degrees than any other college at the UA, yet its mission goes beyond education and research. Dr. Jones believes that public, land-grant institutions such as the UA have a responsibility to share their discoveries and expertise with the community through public education and outreach and, since his appointment in 2010, has worked to transform SBS’s relationship with the Tucson community, growing a diverse and impactful portfolio of local engagement.
 
Before being named dean of SBS, Dr. Jones was director of the College’s School of Geography and Development. He is a prolific researcher, focusing on geographic methodology and the integration of spatial theory and social theory. Before coming to the UA in 2003, he taught at the University of Kentucky and San Diego State University. He was a Fulbright Professor at University College Dublin and has held visiting appointments at the University of Nimegen in the Netherlands, the Universitat de Girona in Spain, and the London School of Economics.

Sheriff Chris Nanos ~ Biography

As the chief law enforcement officer in Pima County my duties are delineated pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-441, I am responsible for preserving the peace in all the unincorporated areas of the county; responsible for the custody of the county jail and care of prisoners; serving the superior court orders and warrants throughout the county; the collection of delinquent taxes; and the conducting or coordinating within the county of search and rescue operations involving the life or health of any person. I am responsible for coordinating county law enforcement efforts with those cities and towns located within the county boundaries. The office of sheriff upholds all laws written in the United States Constitution. I am responsible for a multi-million-dollar budget and my department is comprised of nearly 1500 highly qualified, trained, and committed employees complemented by over 400 volunteers who provide support throughout the organization.

(This lunch meeting will be in the Casa Luna Room indoors and the speaker will be presenting by Zoom)
 
Biography ~ Emily Anne Gullickson
 

Emily Anne is the Founder and CEO of A for Arizona, bringing a unique background of executive, advocacy, legal, and teaching experience to the organization.

Prior to launching A for Arizona as a standalone 501(c)(3), Emily Anne served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Arizona Chamber Foundation and Executive Director of the A for Arizona initiative. Emily Anne played a leading role in growing the two-person research shop into a thriving foundation with three major initiatives including A for Arizona, Chamber Business News, and the Arizona Industry Fellows. Under her direction, the Foundation published critical policy briefs and research on topics dedicated to expanding economic opportunity in Arizona such as K-12 education reform, water and the Drought Contingency Plan, and trade with a focus on the USMCA and its impact on Arizona. At A for Arizona, Emily Anne designed, implemented, and facilitated first-of-their-kind initiatives and solutions to rapidly increase the number of low-income students attending Arizona’s top-performing public schools.

Emily Anne was recently recognized by the Arizona Capitol Times as an Inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona – Nonprofit Leader and 2019 Breakdown Breakout, recognition for being one of the sharpest political minds in Arizona under 40. She was identified in 2018 by The Arizona Republic as an educator to watch that’s shaping Arizona’s next generation and was a Greater Phoenix Chamber 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award Nominee.

Using her experience as an educator, legal advocate, and policy leader, Emily Anne is devoted to changing the narrative of what’s possible for students in Arizona and the nation. She currently serves as an Executive Board Member and Vice President of Membership Initiatives for the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America and on the Auxiliary Board for notMYkid. She actively serves on the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network Leadership Council and is the only representative from Arizona in PIE’s current national Leadership Institute cohort. Emily Anne is also an inaugural fellow in R Street Institute’s Foundations of Conservative Policymaking Fellowship and was a member of the Fall 2018 American Enterprise Institute Leadership Institute.

Our first Replacement/Social Mixer of 2021 is the evening of February 10th.  This mixer is at El Charro Ventana on the patio, 6910 E. Sunrise (Sunrise/Kolb) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, the event is limited to 48 people.  We will follow all the safety guidelines (masks, hand sanitizer, distancing, and signed waivers will be needed from all those attending who have not previously submitted).  Registration has been closed for this event but if you would like to attend, please contact the Rotary office.
 
Let's have some fun!  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on February 10th.
(This lunch meeting will be in the Casa Luna Room indoors and the speaker will be presenting by Zoom)
 
Chuck Bassett will explore the political overtones at the state legislature, which is now two weeks into its legislative session, with a focus on health care policy. Also, he will briefly examine the dynamics of health care policy in Washington D.C.
 
 
Steve Christy ~ Biography
 
(This lunch meeting will be held outside in the inner courtyard at Hacienda del Sol, please dress accordingly)
 
Now in his fifth year of service as District 4 Supervisor, Steve Christy is a lifelong Tucsonan who attended local schools and is a 1976 graduate of American University in Washington DC with a degree in Political Science. He started working in the family business, Galloway Motors, in 1973 as a service lot-boy and worked his way up through all dealership departments before becoming president and general manager in 1985. In 1997, he bought total ownership of the dealership, and in 2001 relocated and renamed it Steve Christy Chrysler-Jeep. He sold the dealership in 2007. Christy served twice as president of the Tucson New Car Dealers Association, president of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association, chair of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Tucson Airport Authority, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Rotary Club of Tucson, The Breakfast Club of Tucson, and a life member of Tucson Conquistadors.
 
 
Rob LaMaster ~ Biography
 
Rob LaMaster has been the Southern Arizona Director for Make-A-Wish Arizona since 2013 and has over 29 years in non-profit and association management and fundraising. He also holds the designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). 
 
An Oro Valley resident, Rob was also a member of the Town of Oro Valley (AZ) Economic Development Think Tank, and the Oro Valley Planning & Zoning Commission and served one term as a Board member of the Northwest Fire District. He is also a member of the Tucson Rotary Club.
 

Diane Ventura Goodyear ~ Biography (This Meeting Will Be Filmed In Studio and Posted on the YouTube Channel)

 

Diane Ventura Goodyear was inducted into the Saguaro Rotary Club of Tucson in 2008. As club president, she presided over the merger of two of the oldest Tucson Rotary Clubs, Old Pueblo and Saguaro. That year the club earned a Presidential Citation. She is also a member of the Paul Harris Society.


At the District level, she has worn many hats: she built the first District ClubRunner website; served as an Assistant Governor for Region 9, and was selected to attend the Zone Institute as an Emerging Leader. Diane has been the Newsletter editor; PI Chair; an instructor at PETS and Assembly; and is both an RLI and RLA alumna. In 2017, Diane traveled to Uganda as part of a Vocational Training Team (VTT) focused on “Empowering Women” and currently serves on The Rotary Vocational Fund of AZ (TRVFA) Board and the Ride to End Polio Committee.

The Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation was established in 1975 to provide a means of receiving and disbursing charitable contributions from members, other Rotary Clubs and the general public.  The Foundation is established as a 501(c)3.  It was noted in a 2017 report that since its inception, the RCOT Foundation has distributed over $5.2 million to various charities.  Over the last 10 years approximately $2,050,000 was distributed to 100 charitable organizations. This is in addition to all of the funds raised and distributed for scholarships to the U of A and Pima Community College and various international projects.
 
The following is the upcoming Rotary schedule:
 
December 30 - Dark Day (No Lunch Meeting)
 
January 1 - Rotary Office Closed
 
January 6 - Lunch Meeting at Hacienda del Sol - open for registration (Please note this meeting may be cancelled due to COVID-19.  We will keep you posted.)
 
President Jen and the Rotary Staff would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday season!
Happy Holidays Rotarians!
 
I just want to say thank you to everyone for the tremendous support you have given me for the first half of my Presidency of the Rotary Club of Tucson. It has truly been an honor and I am looking forward to the second half of my year in leadership to our club. 2020 has brought a lot of challenges and I think it speaks volumes about how we as Rotarians have stepped up to meet them. 
 
With that being said, it is with a heavy heart that I am cancelling the Holiday Mixer. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases coupled with the announcement from the Pima County Health Department that our hospitals are running close to capacity, it is the responsible thing to do. I know how disappointing this is for all of us, but it boils down to The Rotarian’s 4-Way test. 
 
Hopefully with the pending distribution of the vaccine, 2021 will bring more opportunities for all of us to get together to celebrate, enjoy our friendships, and provide the generous spirit of Service Above Self.
 
Happy Holidays to you all! 
President Jen
(This lunch meeting will be held outside in the inner courtyard at Hacienda del Sol, please dress accordingly, wear sunglasses and don't forget your crazy hat for the contest.)
 
Khris and Rylande Dodge will be playing holiday favorites and other timeless classics, and probably a little bit of jazz as well. Music requests and tips are highly encouraged.  All tips collected for the luncheon mixer will be donated to Scholarships.
 
Khris Dodge ~ Biography
 
A well-established musician currently residing in Arizona who plays every genre from country to classical, Khris Dodge brings 25+ years’ experience and a commitment to quality to his eponymous production company.
 
(This lunch meeting will be held outside in the inner courtyard at Hacienda del Sol, please dress accordingly and wear sunglasses.)
 
In just a few short years, the Tucson Jazz Festival has gone from an idea to a reality.  I’ll explain who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.  I might even have a couple of day passes to give out, raffle out or use a quiz prize.
 
Elliot Glicksman ~ Biography
 
Elliot has practiced law here for over 41 years. He’s been involved in public service throughout his career.  He was the first Chairman of the Tucson Citizen Police Advisory Committee in 1980.  He has been the recipient of the Arizona AJC Learned Hand Award for Community Service, the Steven M. Gootter Foundation Award for Philanthropy, and the Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Award for Community Service.  Elliot was also previously recognized as one of the top pro bono attorneys in Arizona. He has  served on the board of directors and later became President of the Arizona Association for Justice, formerly the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and  the President of Homicide Survivors, Inc, a support and advocacy group for families that have experienced unimaginable grief.   For the past 39 years, he’s also done stand up comedy as half of the comedy team, Bob & Bob,  a member of the Sweatlodge with Dave Fitzsimmons, Fish Karma and others, as part of the Arroyo Café Players and as a solo act. 
 
Elliot was one of the founders of the HSL Tucson Jazz Festival, and he’s here today to discuss the festival 
Tucson is unique in Southwestern history in that it was not a cattle town, nor a mining boom town. Our leading citizens in territorial days included Jewish merchants, a nationally known best selling author, a future New York City mayor, and an untiring champion of poor tubercular patients. On the other hand we had our share of gamblers, dance hall girls, and stage robbers. Here you will find a collection of thumbnail sketches, half-legends, and some stories that might even be true.
 
 
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is the evening of March 10th.  Back by popular demand, this mixer will be held at Proof on the patio (St. Philip's Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, the event is limited to 48 people.  We will follow all the safety guidelines (masks, hand sanitizer, distancing, and signed waivers will be needed from all those attending who have not previously submitted).  Guests are invited, the fee is $20 and will be billed to your account.  Please register at the website www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left hand side to Upcoming Events and click on the mixer.  Don't forget to register your guest.  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office.
 
Let's have some fun!  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on March 10th.
Mystery Guest Speaker ~ Biography
 
This individual was proposed for membership in Rotary by his sponsor repeatedly - because initially the application was rejected on the basis of occupational status. Being a Ph.D and a college vice-president in charge of research was considered, in the guidelines of yesteryear, to be insufficient. Once cleared through the membership process, he quickly and enthusiastically became involved in Club service. His aptitude and appetite for service work soon took him up to Board of Directors, then Club President. As he continued to be productive, he went on to be District Governor and then Zone Director and eventually to the Board room of Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. Along the way, there were many adventures in international travel, Rotary service, and the rewards of elevating the living and educational standards for those less fortunate worldwide. And all of this through service in Rotary!
We build experiences that build character.  We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.
 
With the belief that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them, we are dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun.
 
 
Our first Replacement/Social Mixer of 2021 is the evening of February 10th.  This mixer will be held at El Charro on the patio, 6910 E. Sunrise (Sunrise/Kolb) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, the event is limited to 48 people.  We will follow all the safety guidelines (masks, hand sanitizer, distancing, and signed waivers will be needed from all those attending who have not previously submitted).  Guests are invited, the fee is $20 and will be billed to your account.   All must register for the event on the club website www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events" and click on Replacement Social Mixer for 2/10/21.  Make sure to register your guest.  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office.
 
Let's have some fun!  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on February 10th.
The following is the upcoming Rotary schedule:
 
December 16 - Holiday Replacement Mixer (No Lunch Meeting) - CANCELLED
 
December 23 - Dark Day (No Lunch Meeting)
 
December 24 - Rotary Office Closed
 
December 30 - Dark Day (No Lunch Meeting)
Bayer is more than just aspirin. The global company built a greenhouse in the desert to grow corn under glass using robots--but why? And what does it mean for our community? Stefanie will share a little bit of science, fun facts about corn and hopefully a live look at our corn in the greenhouse.
 
Stefanie Boe ~ Biography
 
Stefanie Boe is a nearly-native Tucsonan, having lived mostly here since 1976 when her entire extended family moved from Chicago. She attended Marana Schools and spent much of middle and high school seated somewhere near your Rotary President, Jen. At the time, they shared the last name of Wood. After attending Arizona State University, Stefanie spent nearly 20 years in TV news in Phoenix, Tucson, and Colorado Springs. She produced for anchors like Dan Marries and Savannah Guthrie, covered mass shootings, devastating wildfires, and major elections. Stefanie transitioned into a career in public relations thinking it would mean more time with her family but her first job was with Tucson's largest school district. While working to share the stories of students and teachers was rewarding, she spent more time with reporters than kids. From education, she moved into agriculture and has been with Bayer Crop Science in Marana for three years, getting a front-row seat to the construction of a $100 million investment in the community.
 
 

The Tucson Classics Car Show is the premiere car show in Arizona.  Through thirteen years of the car show, the Rotary Club of Tucson has raised over $1.6M to support local charities focusing on literacy, job/skills development, and senior assistance.  This year's recipients are Make Way for Books and Pima JTED.   The car show is a fantastic community event held each year in October at the Gregory School, and the show attracts over 400 classic cars and 20,000 guests each year.  Due to COVID-19, the car show event will not take place this year.  However, the 2020 Tucson Classics Raffle for a 2007 corvette grand prize and five other outstanding prizes will take place as planned on October 17th.  In addition, the 2020 Car Show Online Auction, with over 200 items, will conclude on October 16th.  We are grateful to our Title Sponsor, WeBuyHouses.com, and look forward to a successful raffle and online auction!

Cliff Bowman ~ Biography

Cliff Bowman is the Chair for the 2020 Tucson Classics Car Show.  He is a past president, 2016-17, and a twelve-year member of The Rotary Club of Tucson.  Cliff is the Lead A-10 Pilot Instructor for AviX, Inc at Davis-Monthan AFB.    

Our next Replacement/Social Mixer is the evening of October 28th.  This mixer will be held at Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden (on the patio), 4999 N. Sabino Canyon Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, the event is limited to 60 people.  We will follow all the safety guidelines (masks, hand sanitizer, distancing, and signed waivers will be needed from all those attending who have not previously submitted).  Guests are invited, the fee is $20 and will be billed to your account.   All must register for the event on the club website www.tucsonrotary.org scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events" and click on Replacement Social Mixer for 10/28/20.  Make sure to register your guest.  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office.
 
Let's have some fun!  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on October 28th.
Prosperity is defined in the dictionary as “being successful” or “thriving”- and it’s usually connected with financial success, but not always.  It has a broader meaning, because it’s not just about your money, it’s about your life. Our goal is to help you create your own personal “Prosperity Picture” to help you manage your money, design your life, and create your future. You will be introduced to five key steps to creating prosperity and work with a unique hands-on visualization tool built to help you connect your money with your personal goals. You will leave armed with tools designed to see personal financial management as a powerful means to achieve your goals and with the confidence that you are enough, you have enough, and you will thrive.
 

 

Mental health issues affect all of society in some way, shape or form. In "normal" times, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. In April 2020 the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that as a result of COVID, 50% of the people they surveyed report they have experienced a negative impact on their mental health. In this presentation, Kandy will talk about what Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is, what you can learn as a Mental Health First Aid-er, where MHFA came from & why it is so important in today’s world.
 
Kandy Hirsch ~ Biography
 
Kandy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Tucson. She is Certified in Emotional Intelligence & Mental Health First Aid. Along with her husband operates through the Leaders Edge, a coaching & consulting company. Kandy also facilitates two groups in Tucson for the Women Presidents' Organization, a premier Peer Advisory organization for women who own or run businesses with revenues of more than 1 million dollars.
We begin with a brief history of the Mariachi tradition, addressing questions such as: What is the tradition? Why is dance part of the tradition? Most importantly, where does Tucson fit into the mariachi tradition? The majority of the presentation will focus on the Tucson International Mariachi Conference (TIMC), a non-profit entity of La Frontera Arizona. We’ll discuss how the Conference has evolved over the years and the impact it’s had at the local, national and international levels, including on thousands, perhaps millions, of students. The Conference began downtown and with its return to downtown in 2021, and in the context of a new, highly developed and vibrant downtown environment, there’s an opportunity to partner with various organizations, such as the Rotary Club of Tucson, Rio Nuevo, City of Tucson, and the business community, to develop an annual week-long mariachi festival that can help brand Tucson, much like the Riverwalk has branded San Antonio. Indeed, Mariachi can be integrated into all other Tucson cultural and athletic events throughout the year. The presentation will conclude with a video on the Conference and a Q&A session with Drs. Ranieri and Fernández and Dan Buckley.
 
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Rotary Club of Tucs
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the 15th Annual
Tucson Classics Car Show
Saturday, October 16, 2021
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The Gregory School!
Speakers
JP Jones, Dean
Mar 03, 2021
Faculty and Student Responses to the Pandemic
Replacement/Social Mixer
Mar 10, 2021
Proof (St. Philip's Plaza)
Jim Lubinski/Joni Condit
Mar 17, 2021
Centennial Committee
Carolyn Niethammer
Mar 24, 2021
Feeding Tucson in the UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Cliff Bowman
Mar 31, 2021
2020 Car Show Results With the Charities
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