Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 10, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Replacement/Social Mixer~ Proof in St. Philips Plaza~ 3/10/21
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.  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 Editor - 3/3/21
PRESIDENT JEN HOFFMAN greeted us for the meeting and welcomed the online visitors. JIM WOOD led the Pledge and song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”  PRESIDENT JEN offered a compliment on JIM’s two daughters who sometimes are present for Rotary of Tucson Board Meetings on Zoom.
We had a somber moment when PRESIDENT JEN announced that former member GEORGE DARLING had passed away in February. We had a moment of silence in his honor.
Our inspiration was “Friendship – Fueled by Weekly High Five” that reminded us how important the human connection can be…especially during these challenging times.
PRESIDENT JEN welcomed guests Jennifer Lundgren and Doug MacKinlay. Both guests are checking out the club and we were asked to be on our best behavior. Steve Keoppen was a guest of BOB LOGAN and was helping with the Switcher Studio which is the online studio platform we are using to broadcast our meetings online.
VICKIE JACOBS introduced our speaker, JP Jones III the Dean of U of A’s Social and Behavioral Health College. JP discussed the challenges that the University of Arizona has faced with the COVID 19 Pandemic. Last March, in the course of 4 days, 1000 classes were transitioned to online. Not all professors did great early on. Professors tend to teach like they were taught. So, if a teacher teaches by experiential learning, as opposed to lecturing, their classes and teaching needed to change a lot. The U of A currently has 4 modalities for learning: In Person, Flex/Hybrid where there is some in class and some online, Synchronous on-line (live), Asynchronous on-line (recorded).  Based on a survey conducted of the students last May, the University’s response to the pandemic and their communication was very good. The mental health of the students was poor however. They had stories of trauma and over 60% felt stress from the changes in learning. There are some good things that have come out of it but the University will do best once they can go back to more in-person classes like before the pandemic.
JOE PENNINGTON and DREW VACTOR celebrated their birthdays.  Happy Birthday you two!
WAYNE PEATE introduced his wife LYNN STRUTHERS PEATE as a new family member for Rotary. He had a lot of nice and fun things to say about their relationship.
PRESIDENT JEN ran 90 miles in the month of February and that makes my joints hurt. She reminded us to donate to her run and you may find the donation form on our website,, or you may pick up a form on the registration table at our lunches.
Our next Social Mixer will be at Proof (River/Campbell) next Wednesday, March 10th. Register online and join the fun!  No lunch meeting on 3/10/21.
We finished with a toast and we were on our way.
Welcome New Member

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

Member: Kym Adair

Classification: Community & Social Services: The Arizona Bowl

Sponsor: Mark Irvin

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Service Projects Back In Service!
Hello all.  We miss our social interaction and we have missed our service projects.  It is hard to believe that almost one year ago we were lined up in March for a project at Imago Dei School downtown and had to cancel.  So here are several opportunities to get back into a project in the wide open spaces at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp 8 miles from Oracle.  We will have two Saturdays with March 27 and April 3 and we are limiting these to 12 volunteers.  You can invite friends if you’d like but they will need to be registered in advance as the size of the groups will be limited to 12 participants.  All standard protocols will be followed included masking.  We will have work assignments in small groups and these projects will mostly be outside in fresh air!! 
 Please email me ( or call 907-4983 to register.  We will be doing landscaping, tree trimming, and clearing the gold panning area and the landscaping in front of the main admin building.  We will also be performing toilet and shower valve tests as we help the ranch get ready for opening in May. 
The hours will be 8:30-2:00 and we recommend you bring water, snacks, gloves, and sunscreen.  Please note to call or email Dave Gallaher.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Motorsport Club

Motorsport's fellowship 

PCA - Southern Arizona

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Musselman Honda Circuit, Tucson, AZ
Registration ends at March 25, 2021 11:59 PM MST
Register at:
Tentative Schedule:
Tech & Registration 7AM to 8AM
Driver Mtg: 8:20AM
Parade Laps: 8:35AM
First Car on Track: 9 AM
Please join us for our first High Performance Driver Education event of 2021.  Continuous lapping with a passing zone.  The most track time for a one-day event in the Tucson Area!  All makes of vehicles are welcome.  Because of COVID this event is for experienced drivers only.  PCA is currently not allowing SAR to provide in car instruction for novice/1st time drivers because of social distancing.  
Registration Fee:  $175.        
Registration is limited to 30 drivers so sign-up early.  
No registration at the track.
New requirements as follows:
We now have minimum track entry requirements and a Corona Virus Mitigation Plan you MUST read, download and sign below.
  • Do not come if you are sick or show any symptoms
  • Face mask and cell phone are required for entry
  • Must read & sign the Corona Virus Mitigation Plan
  • 2 people maximum per vehicle entry... Exception for parents with children
  • Driver/rider and 1 guest.
  • Maximum participants allowed is 49
  • No Pets
  • When you leave your area (Bubble/Pit Box) you must wear a protective mask
Please download, sign, and bring it to the track:  MUSSELMAN-HONDA-CIRCUIT-01.pdf
Please download, sign, and bring it to the track: PCA Communicable Disease Waiver 20200625.pdf  
Please download, sign, and bring it to the track: PCA RELEASE_AND_WAIVER_OF_LIABILITY-PCA2009.pdf
Refunds will be available thru 26 March due to COVID restrictions.
PCA-SAR Driver Education Information go to
Planned Track Configuration: Musselman Track Config 2.pdf

Dear Fellow Rotarians, 

As you know, The Rotary Club of Tucson is quickly approaching our Centennial Celebration.   One Hundred Years of Service in Tucson and Southern Arizona! 

The Centennial Committee is working diligently to create an extraordinary event for us to honor our Club’s history and we want you to join the festivities! 

Save The Date! 

Saturday, September 25, 2021  

More details will be coming soon, but for now, please mark this important date on your calendar.  

Yours In Rotary, 

The Centennial Committee 

RCOT Foundation - International Projects
Latest Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation International Projects by Dave Gallaher, Foundation President
Your Club Foundation has had a busy six months and funded two international projects that include many Rotary Club partners across the county and the world.  The Foundation first approved a $6000.00 contribution collaborating with the Catalina Club (Barbara Kiernan) who was successful in an international grant for providing seed purchases for providing food and garden projects to indigenous villages surrounding Alamos Mexico when Chuck Sawyer was Club President.  The Foundation’s most recent contribution to the medical technology project in Alamos was related to the pandemic.  Your club members and some Foundation members visited the city of Alamos two years earlier in January 2019 to celebrate the success of providing badly needed medical technology and supplies for the Alamos clinic. 
With the advent of the Covid pandemic there were many shortages of PPE equipment for clinic workers and volunteers and villagers.  A second international project fund request from our past President Bob Logan in the amount of $2000 was approved by the Foundation Board last summer.  These funds were used for securing PPE equipment for the Alamos clinic volunteers and villagers. 
Current club President Jennifer Hoffman approached the Foundation last Fall for contributing $2000 of international presidential funds for a mobiles breast cancer screening bus in India. This project involves many Rotary clubs from around the world and raised several hundred thousand dollars to design and build the cancer screening bus.  This project is located in part of Ramakrishna India. 
The funds contributed above came from the Foundation’s Club President’s discretionary funds that each Club President inherits upon the beginning of their year as President. 
The Foundation has begun several endowment funds that upon reaching their minimum of $100,000 in funds will begin contributions to various projects.  We have three relatively new endowment funds that will include funds for international projects, community charities and scholarships.  For ideas on how you can help build a “legacy” and plan for planned giving please reach out to Jo DeChatelet who currently heads the Foundation’s Legacy Membership.  Jo can be reached at 891-5759 or by email
Rotary Around Town
RCOT Facebook Live and YouTube Channel
If you would like to view past Rotary meetings on our Facebook Page go to to view the meetings.  You can also find the Facebook Live link on the home page of our website next to the Facebook logo.  Just click and you are there! 
To view 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:
Mar 17, 2021
Centennial Committee
Mar 24, 2021
Feeding Tucson in the UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Mar 31, 2021
2020 Car Show Results With the Charities
Apr 07, 2021
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Upcoming Events
March 17, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hacienda del Sol
Mar 17, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
March 24, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hacienda del Sol
Mar 24, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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