Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 18, 2020
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Wednesday, March 18th Meeting Cancelled
Adhering to city officials' instruction not to hold meetings of more than 50 in attendance due to the Coronavirus, the Rotary lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 18th is cancelled.  We will be streaming the next couple of meetings on Facebook Live and will post updates as we continue to follow the Coronavirus situation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Rotary Club of Tucson office.
Mystery Editor ~ 3/11/20
Following call to order by President BOB LOGAN, ANN MARSH led us in the pledge and singing of The Star Spangled Banner with GARY HIRSCH on the piano.  Two inspirational videos were shared where coincidently, the first video took place at Coronado High School, ROGER HARWELL’s alma mater.  The second from Texas Tech University the alma mater of ROB LAMASTER.
After a fellowship break, ROB LAMASTER introduced our 45 registered guests. President BOB shared that our beloved fellow Rotarian DICK SANDERSON had passed and updated us on LIZ MCMAHON’s brain surgery.  The video “What is Service Above Self” was shown.
Matt Russell did the video introduction of our speaker, Craig Ivanyi, Executive Director of the Arizona Desert Sonora Museum (ADSM).  Kevin Bonine, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ADSM provided additional information.  The ADSM is when education and environment come together and we were reminded that the Sonoran Desert includes the Sea of Cortez, the Baja Peninsula and a large portion of northern Mexico.
Birthdays were celebrated by: DREW VACTOR, DON ROLLINGS, and ELLEN WHEELER.  DON presented LYNETTE BRUSTER with her blue badge. 
CHUCK SAWYER introduced new member WES WIGGINS, a second generation Rotarian.  Welcome to the Club, WES!!!
Sergeant-with-Arms DARRELL STEWART oversaw the raffle where SALLY MONTAGNE won $73 and TOM ELITHARP did not pull the winning King of Clubs for the $781 prize.  Announcements included: an inspirational Rotary video about the Six Areas of Focus.
JO DECHATELET introduced our newest Legacy Society members including JIM DAVENPORT, ROGER HARWELL, MARCIA KRUMWIEDE, and HUGH THOMPSON.
GARY OLSEN announced the painting work project at Imago Dei School; JOE DANISZEWSKI gave a car show ticket sales update; ROB LAMASTER did a Happy Jackson announcing the Make A Wish golf tournament at Topgolf; DAN GUARE did a Happy Jackson complimenting Alvernon Optical and members GARY SCHEER and STACIA DECKER. 
President BOB announced our March Madness Final Four teams of our membership drive; welcomed, again, our guests and closed the meeting with a toast, “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.  Just get up and dance.”
Proposed New Member
The following New Member application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Jennifer Delaney
Company: The Temp Connection
Classification: Business Services - Personnel
Sponsor: Ellie Patterson
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, this applicant will be accepted.
New Member Spotlight ~ Wes Wiggins
Who was your Sponsor?
Sponsor- Chuck Sawyer Mentor- Richard Kelemen
Where were you born?  Where did you grow up?
Born in Nashville, Tenn. Grew up in Louisville, Ky.
Where did you go to school?  Your Alma Mater?
Attended Western Ky. University, left and joined the Army
Tell us about your career(s).
Started my professional career in semiconductor manufacturing at Motorola in Phoenix. Left there and came to Tucson to work at Burr-Brown where I was a manufacturing supervisor. The company was bought by Texas Instruments and I chose that time to pursue other interests. Became a real estate agent, then became Vice President of the Tucson MLS for the Tucson Association of Realtors. Left there to become CEO of a regional MLS in south Florida, where I fully realized my love for Tucson. I'm now Director, Industry Relations for Zillow Group and get to work from home.
How can your experiences help other Club members?
I've been to many places and done a lot of different things. My passion for community improvement and helping those in need are qualities that I hope to foster in others.
What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
My son is #1! There were some tough times, but he is now developing into the successful man I knew he could be.
What are your hobbies...your favorite things to do?
I like to go boating and fishing. Someday I hope to be decent at golf. I also enjoy travel, especially when it's not for work! I've just started a voice-over business, putting time into that. Pittsburgh Steelers
What would surprise people to know about you?
What has been your best "Rotary Moment"?
What is the best part of Rotary...for YOU?
The ability to assist so many organizations and programs via the foundation and grants.
Please take some time to introduce yourself to Wes Wiggins... WELCOME WES!
Welcome New Member

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

New Member:  Lynn Devou

Classification: Business Services: Medical Billing

Company:  Metro Medical Billing

Sponsor:  Ann Marsh

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Home Hospitality Week ~ 4/13 thru 4/19
Our Home Hospitality Week is scheduled from April 13th through April 19th and replaces our weekly lunch meeting on April 15th.  For those not familiar with Home Hospitality, this is where Rotarians are generous enough to open up their homes to members and their guests during the week.  Some members have even hosted at a restaurant or their office.  If you are interested in hosting a Home Hospitality, please email the Rotary office.  This is another fun way to get to know your fellow Rotarians.
4/25 Work Project ~ Triangle YMCA Ranch
This year’s 8th Rotary Days project at the Triangle Y Ranch is being held on the International Rotarians At Work Day Saturday April 25th - 8:30-4:00.  You can come for an hour or come for the day. We will have the usual painting and cleaning of shrubs and clearing trails.  This year we will be initiating Adopt A Cabin At the Ranch.  We will be assembling new beds and painting cabin floors in the cabins used by the kids.  If you have an RV and would like to camp at the Ranch Saturday evening, please join the Western Region of the Rotary RV Fellowship.  It is dry camping only with no hook ups and we had lots of fun last year. 
Click here for Directions to the Camp: CAMP DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON
If you have any questions please ask Dave Gallaher ( 907-4983 or Allyn Bulzomi (     
RCOT Facebook Live
Reminder, you can view past Rotary meetings on Facebook Live.  So, if you missed the meeting go to to watch the program.  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!
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 248   
Cash Contributions
Honorary Members
Quarterly with Dues


Meeting Attendance - March 11, 2020   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members100  Raffle $


Active Members AE19  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members2     
Total Members Present121    




Guests of the Club 39    


Visiting Rotarians2    


Total Meeting Attendance 165    


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