Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 4, 2020
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 ~ The Living Room @ La Encantada  3/4/20
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at The Living Room @ La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, #168 from 5:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.  There will be good food and great fellowship with a No Host Bar. Looking forward to seeing everyone and don't forget to bring your March Madness guests for free!  That's right, this counts toward your points for your March Madness Team!   Remember, this is a replacement for our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 3/4/20, so do your Make Up if you cannot attend!
Hope to see you all there. . .
Mystery Editor ~ 2/26/20
President BOB called the meeting to order. ERNIE MONTAGNE lead the pledge and song, as GARY HIRSCH accompanied the membership singing “You’re a Grand Ole Flag”.
President BOB presented our inspiration, another moving video from Steve Hartman about Passing it Forward from East Lansing, Michigan. In the theme of our random acts of kindness, the video gave us good ideas for spending our $10 and helping people. JEANNE FLOWER introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. Lots of guests for March Madness!
Our program was by Tara Jackson, president of Arizona Town Hall, with JENNIFER HOFFMAN and KATHY KITIGAWA sharing their experiences with the town hall concept. They choose one topic a year and then go around the state and conduct town hall meetings to discuss the topic. The immediate past topic was Strong Families, Thriving Children and next will be Creating Vibrant Communities. This format allows for connecting to others in meaningful ways. If anyone would like to get more involved, contact KATHY, JENNIFER or CHARLOTTE HARRIS.
Birthdays included TIM PUNTENNEY, who wanted to emphasize his soft side by letting everyone know he plants flowers. KEN LIGHT managed to bring the smudge on President BOB’S forehead to our attention for Ash Wednesday while celebrating the 8 levels of charity. Happy Birthday gentlemen!
HUGH THOMPSON introduced our new member WAYNE WOOD, a retired Orthopedic Surgeon. Welcome, WAYNE!
Announcements included an inspirational video of women in India, March Madness, the March 4th mixer at the Living Room, Home Hospitality needing hosts and Happy Jacksons from LIZ BOWMAN by way of CLIFF BOWMAN and NINA TRASOFF, who moved us with her story of a remarkable Holocaust survivor.
President BOB adjourned the meeting with his quote: “Happiness is when you realize your children have turned out to be good people”, before our end of the meeting toast.
Proposed New Member
The following New Member application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Lynn Devou
Company: Metro Medical Billing
Classification: Business Services - Medical Billing
Sponsor: Ann Marsh
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, this applicant will be accepted.
Work Project ~ Imago Dei School ~ 3/14/20
Please sign up and come participate with our morning of painting the cafeteria at Imago Dei School on Saturday morning March 14th from 8 to noon. We will tape, paint and have lots of fun hanging out together. Bring your favorite music to dance to. There will be coffee and snacks. Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on.
Please sign up on our website home page scroll down the left side to “Upcoming Events” and click on Imago Dei School Project.
Below is a link to the school website:
2nd Annual Day of Peace ~ 4/4/20
Join US for our 2nd Annual Day of Peace!
Rotarians are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, ethnic tensions and lack of access to education.  We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. We will find out more about Rotary’s long-time passion for peace at our second annual Day of Peace and why it’s more important than ever to learn and understand the importance of peace. Inspirational speakers such as our very own Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Mayor Regina Romero and 2-time Peace Fellow, Mark Flanigan, will be featured. We are excited about having our talented Nina Trasoff as the Panel Moderator. We will also have an afternoon interactive program led by Communication Specialists from Tucson’s Center for Community Dialogue as we discuss the Neurobiology of Conflict, how to identify Judgmental Bias, and how our clubs can become Peacebuilder Clubs. Please consider this a personal invitation from fellow Rotarians, Ellie Patterson, your DG, and Joe Daniszewski, District Peace Projects Chair.
“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana
District 5500 Day of Peace
April 4, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Center
436 S. Williams Blvd. (in the Williams Center)
Tucson, AZ 85711
Registration is on our District website.  Cost is $25.00 which includes registration, continental breakfast and lunch.
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 (     
The Story of Edith Fox
A Young Edith Fox
Dear Rotary Club of Tucson,
As I mentioned at the past Wednesday’s meeting, I wanted to share with the Club the incredible, powerful and moving article on the plight of Holocaust survivor Edith Fox.  This story was printed in last Sunday’s Arizona Daily Star and was a reprint from a personal interview done with Fox by our fellow Rotarian, Nina Trasoff from a couple of years ago.
For many of us, we learned about the Holocaust in school or saw images of it in popular movies like “Shindler’s List”.  We all were taught that millions of Jews were killed by the Nazis through various inhumane means, but for me, it was rare to  hear FIRSTHAND from an actual survivor as they told their personal story.  This is why the recollection of Edith Fox’s story is so humbling.  You feel like you are living her life as she recounts atrocity after atrocity.  After witnessing everything she saw during her youth, it amazes me she was even able to go on with her life.  What was there to live for when everything and everyone has been eliminated from her life?
Edith's Tattoo
Edith's 90th Birthday
The story truly gave me pause and I hope you take the time to read it yourself.  It makes me all the more proud to be involved with such a humanitarian organization as Rotary International.  To think what we do in the world to help others also helps me hope that something like the Holocaust will never happen again.  Thank you Nina Trasoff for helping us to never forget…..
Yours in Rotary,
Bob Logan
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 249   
Cash Contributions
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Meeting Attendance - February 26, 2020   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members97  Raffle $


Active Members AE18  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members1     
Total Members Present116    




Guests of the Club 22    


Visiting Rotarians1    


Total Meeting Attendance 142    


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