Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - February 15, 2023
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
Meetings are held @ Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave
Tucson, AZ  85701
United States
(520) 623-2281
PCAO - Year Two Review
Transparency, and accountability are such important goals of The People’s Office that they are included their Core Values.
The Year Two Review is the County Attorney’s report to the people of Pima County letting them know what the office accomplished in pursuit of public safety and public health in the second year of this administration.
A strong focus of the Year Two Review is on the work of many units within the Civil Division. This part of the Pima County Attorney’s Office is what differentiates it from traditional District Attorney Offices, which only prosecute criminal activity.
The 24-page report covers activities of the Civil Division, which represents Pima County government and supports citizens in many ways by protecting their tax dollars and their rights, as well as the Criminal Division, which prosecutes crimes.
The report, which includes dozens of photographs taken in 2022, also provides insights into several efforts that support criminal justice reform, community outreach that fosters safer neighborhoods.
It includes the Victim Services Division, which assists with healing and restitution in our communities, and the Detective Division, which employs certified law enforcement officers who assist local police agencies and PCAO’s prosecutors in their efforts to make communities safe and accountable.
Laura Conover ~ Biography
Laura Conover is beginning the third year of her term as Pima County Attorney, leading the office in a new direction based on criminal justice reform practices aimed at making communities safer while keeping families and individuals whole when a second chance is appropriate.
Laura has rebranded PCAO as “The People’s Office” based on the reality that the County Attorney serves all residents of Pima County in the effort to hold people accountable for their actions, support victims of criminal behavior, and seek alternatives to incarceration for those who don’t present harm to themselves or others.
And having a Civil Division in addition to the Criminal Division that prosecutes crimes means PCAO serves as the people’s attorney in many ways, representing the Pima County Board of Supervisors and all Pima County agencies, while also supporting citizens in myriad ways by protecting their tax dollars and their rights as citizens.
Laura was elected in 2020 and took office in January 2021, marking the first significant change in office policy and approach in nearly four decades. Her experience as a defense attorney helped to shape an administration that strives for reform, transparency, and accountability.
Her priorities as Pima County Attorney have been ending pursuit of the death penalty in Pima County cases, and ongoing efforts to reform the cash bail system, divert cases of substance use disorder and mental illness to treatment, and protect people with vulnerable immigration status. She has expanded the work of the Conviction & Sentencing Integrity Unit to take a new look at prior cases that warrant reconsideration and is building the first adult restorative justice program in Arizona.
Meanwhile, along with her Senior Leadership Council and veteran prosecutors, Laura is reducing a backlog of homicide cases she inherited when taking office at the same time she’s faced a spike in homicides, domestic violence, and other crimes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laura was raised in Tucson and earned both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona and is proud to call the community she serves home.
Social Mixer at Noble Hops A Success!
Everyone enjoyed the Social Replacement Mixer last Wednesday evening at Noble Hops.  Thanks to Alan Rogers for all the work to put this together, and also arriving early and hanging all the Valentine balloons.  A big thanks to Vickie Jacobs and Dan Guare for the Valentine balloon bouquet, red carnations for the ladies and candy hearts for the tables.  Fun times and lots of Fellowship!  Hope you can attend our next social mixer on March 29th.  More details to follow.
Social Event @ Noble Hops ~ 2/8/23
Welcome New Members

Please welcome the following new Members into the Rotary Club of Tucson.  They will be introduced to the club at a meeting in the near future.

Member: Steve Lingenbrink
Company: Lingenbrink Law
Classification:  Retired: Legal-Trial Litigation
Sponsor: Steve Pickering
Member: Theresa Linnane
Company:  Marshall Home for Men
Classification:  Community & Social Services: Marshall Home for Men
Sponsor: Lee Olitzky
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Connect With The World ~ Peace Corps Week


February 26 to March 4, 2023

Celebrated annually, Peace Corps Week commemorates March 1, 1961, the day that President John F. Kennedy established the agency. The celebratory week honors the important ways that the Peace Corps fosters connections and contributes to meaningful change - both in the United States and around the world.

Connect with the World

Since 1961, at the invitation of foreign governments, more than 240,000 Americans have served the United States and countries around the globe as Peace Corps Volunteers. This past year, Volunteers returned to overseas communities for the first time since the global evacuation of Volunteers in 2020. Volunteers are working alongside community members to address the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change and to tackle local development priorities across the Peace Corps’ six programming sectors: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development.

The theme of Peace Corps Week 2023 is “Connect with the World,” and the week’s activities will highlight and celebrate the lifelong connections fostered through the Peace Corps’ work. These connections lay the foundation for intercultural exchange, global collaboration, and lasting impact – all things that bring us closer to our audacious mission of world peace and friendship.

Whether you are considering applying to be a Peace Corps Volunteer for the first time, a returned Volunteer, or a long-time supporter, we hope you will connect with us and connect with the world this Peace Corps Week 2023. Peace Corps Week events, both in-person and virtual, can be found on our Peace Corps Events page.

A Forum on Human Trafficking
Selling TCCS Sponsorships Meeting ~ 2/15/23
Mitch Pisik is holding a 45 minute training session immediately after our February 15 luncheon meeting for everyone interested in, and potentially interested in, selling Car Show Sponsorships. Included are tools/templates for both written and verbal pitches.
Rotary Around Town
Please join us in this Rotary clean up project on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Miles of Memories
Miles of Memories
I shared with those in attendance on the 13th that this next year I want us to share “Miles of Memories” together. I referenced the memories we have created together over the years and the impact we have had in so many others lives as well as our own.
The children and the parents receiving the grass ball field in San Carlos transformed from a dirt lot. The recipients and their families that obtained their mobility by receiving a wheelchair in Nogales. The memories of our member that participated along with the memories of working together on various local workday projects. Our hiking, golf, home hospitality fellowships and the list goes on.
I ask for you to help me on “our journey” over this next year by sponsoring me in the “Miles of Memories.” My goal is to walk a minimum of 35 miles a week, 1,825 for the year and honestly want to surpass 2000+. I would like for you to consider donating by the mile and we will share the outcome at the first meeting of each month on my progress.
Donations can go to the Foundation toward a Paul Harris, the President’s Discretionary Fund, or others of your choosing. I want us to have fun on our journey over this next year and to INSPIRE each other and our benefactors through the world of Rotary.
Thank you for your support in making our 102nd year one where we create memories together.
RCOT YouTube Live and YouTube Channel
We will no longer be streaming our meetings live via Facebook but we will be streaming live via our YouTube Channel.  We are encouraging you all to subscribe to our Channel in order to receive notices of when the meetings are streaming live.  After the live meeting, this video will become a recording and immediately posted on our YouTube Channel.  To view live CLICK HERE. 
To view videos on the RCOT YouTube channel go to our Home Page of the Club website and click on the YouTube link on the right hand side of the page.  Or, go to YouTube and type in Rotary Club Of Tucson.  You will be able to click on the video you wish to watch once they are posted.  Here is the link to do this:
Feb 22, 2023
Accelerating America's Advantage At Sea
Mar 01, 2023
Families and Birth Order
Mar 08, 2023
Homelessness in Tucson
Mar 15, 2023
Irish Dance Performance
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