Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - May 18, 2022
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
What Banner University Medical Center Trauma Center Means for the Tucson Community
Dr. Andrew Tang will discuss trauma as the silent modern epidemic and its impact on our Tucson community and society at large. He will discuss what trauma care entails, the various components of a trauma system and the process for a hospital to become a verified trauma center. By the end, his hope is for the audience to understand the invaluable resource that is our Trauma Center, and its rigorous dedication to ensure health and safety to our community.
Andrew L. Tang, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Trauma Medical Director, Banner University Medical Center
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
Andrew Tang, MD, FACS, is a professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn, and Emergency Surgery. He is also the trauma medical director of Banner University Medical Center - Tucson's Level I Trauma Center, which serves a population of over 1 million and is the only trauma center of its kind in southern Arizona. 
Dr. Tang is a board member of the Arizona Department of Health Services State Trauma Advisory Board and a site reviewer for the Department of Health Services on state trauma center verifications. 
Dr. Tang received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Southern California (USC). He then completed two fellowships at USC in thoracic-foregut and surgical critical care. Dr. Tang joined the University of Arizona in 2010 and has established a successful trauma/surgical critical care and elective general surgery practice with a focus on complex hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstruction. He has been named in Tucson Lifestyle's Top Doctors listing for multiple years, in addition to being a recipient of the College of Medicine Professionalism Award, Clinical Excellence Award, Asian American Faculty Staff and Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award, and several teaching awards.
Dr. Tang is heavily involved in trauma education and community outreach. He is the chair of the Southwest Regional Trauma Conference, the largest prehospital-focused trauma conference in the Southwest, with more than 500 annual attendees. His other activities include serving as course director for the Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma courses and co-chair of the SAEMS Regional Trauma Committee. He also served as the associate general surgery residency program director.
Dr. Tang has collaborated and published extensively on various subjects in trauma, with 7 published textbook chapters, more than 100 publications, and a medical device patent. In addition to his clinical and educational duties, Dr. Tang is also heavily involved in the patient care advocacy and quality improvement initiatives of the hospital. He serves on various hospital committees with a focus on both system-based and individual physician-based care delivery improvement measures. 
Mystery Editor ~ 5/11/22
Welcome back to Downtown! PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN rang the bell at 12p to get the meeting started.   
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN called for a moment of silence for Ukraine and then for another moment of silence for NICOLE LOMBARDO’S mom who recently passed away.
We were led in the pledge and song by SEAN HOFFMAN.  Today’s song was “God Bless America” with assistance on the keyboard from KHRIS DODGE.
The inspirational moment was given by MITCH PISIK.  MITCH spoke about the total impact we as a club have here in Tucson, all the ways we have impacted others lives from our Make Way for Books campaign to those hosting the Rotary Exchange Students.  We should be impressed with ourselves and remember these efforts are annual.  We must continue these efforts each year. 
We then broke for lunch.  After lunch and fellowship PRESIDENT MARK introduced SERGEANT AT ARMS, KHRIS DODGE, who then introduced our guests for this Wednesday. 
PRESIDENT MARK introduced our speaker for this Wednesday meeting; Scott Stiteler, Owner of Tucson Urban LLC.  He has developed homes and lots here in Downtown Tucson.  A lot of his efforts are focused on and around Congress Street.  Most notably, The Hub Restaurant, The Playground and The AC Marriott along with the upcoming Corbett Building and The Moxy. Scott is an avid swimmer and photographer.
Scott then gave a great presentation; “Downtown Tucson and How I Got Here.”  Scott shared several personal stories that connected with the pictures shared on the screen.  For Scott they’ve all played a part in how he got here and what they mean to him.  He loves to take pictures of interesting buildings and neighborhoods.  He loves the possibilities of the different shapes, textures, and colors.  Scott shared a very touching story of his father and his gambling hobby.  Scott’s father loved the Kentucky Derby, along with his father and brother took many trips to the Churchill Downs over the years.   Scott attended the Kentucky Derby last week.  He bet a trifecta on the long shot Rich Strike.  Boy did that bet pay off big time!  Scott, along with his brother-in-law, won the 100 to 1 bet!  He also was able to honor his father’s last wishes, by spreading some of his ashes at Churchill Downs.  Scott shared a few additional stories of his travels and adventures then closed the presentation of what is next to come; the opening of The Corbett Building.  Be sure to stop by for some great beer and Pickle Ball! 
Here is the link to the video for Wednesday’s presentation:
After Scott’s presentation the book “Build This City” was signed by Scott Stiteler for our Make Way for Books Library as we continue to support children’s literacy in Tucson.
Next up we celebrated our Rotary Birthdays!  Happy birthday to: JOE PENNINGTON who celebrated his birthday on 3/1, PRODIP DUTTA who’s birthday is today, 5/11 and CHUCK SAWYER who will celebrate his birthday on 5/16. 
We had a new member inducted this meeting.  DAVE GALLAHER introduced THOMAS ROBERTSON as our newest member.  He has a long history of being a part of Rotary activities, he participated in The Rotary Exchange Program, was the recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2013.  Welcome THOMAS! 
After a celebratory introduction of previous Orville McPherson awardees by MARGARET HIGGINS, JIM LUBINSKI stepped up to the podium to present The Orville McPherson Award.  This award was presented to JONI CONDIT.  JONI was very surprised by this award and thanked all the club members for the fellowship and friendship.  JONI received a second surprise when she turned around and saw her husband, who she’s known since the 1st grade, standing behind her to also congratulate her. 
The Raffle and King of Clubs game presented by SERGEANT AT ARMS KHRIS DODGE.  The King of Clubs card was not drawn.  Better luck to all club members next meeting.
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN gave an update on #Irv’s Fly-Fishing Fund and showed a picture of Chase Pickering with some great looking fish.  He was fishing with his granddad, STEVE PICKERING, in Alaska. There are only three more chances to get on this board, you don’t want to miss out on being a part of this!  Thank you to all those that have shared their pictures and donations thus far. 
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN reminded everyone of the Change of Administration event on June 18th at the Mountain Oyster Club, sign up will be listed soon.  This is not a replacement mixer, all members and guests will be billed. 
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN shared with the club as of the meeting on May 25th, you no longer need to reserve your space to attend the meeting.  Next was an update on Home Hospitality Week.  There was a total of 142 participants who attended these events.  Thank you to all those who hosted our members.
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN closed with a final thank you to all our members, guests, and virtual attendees.  The scholarship cups are on the table if you’d like to donate and, remember to return your badge in your numbered slot on your way out. 
PRESIDENT MARK gave the final toast before ringing the bell to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed New Members
The following New Active Member applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
Member: Jason Flax
Company: Lovitt & Touche
Classification:  Insurance & Risk Management: Employee Benefits
Sponsor: Jim Lubinski
Member: Jim Garrett
Company: JW Elizabeth Properties
Classification:  Real Estate: Real Estate Investments
Sponsor: Matt Blair
Member: Tom McKinney
Company: Interfaith Community Services
Classification:  Community & Social Services: Interfaith Community Services
Sponsor: Larry Adamson
Member: Sandra Solial
Company: Beauty Boutique Hair Salon & Extensions Bar
Classification:  Personal Services: Hair Salon
Sponsor: Danielle Bailliere
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, these applicants will be accepted.
End of Weekly Lunch Meeting Registration
Starting with the May 25th lunch meeting, you will no longer be required to register your attendance.  We will be returning to the pre-pandemic process meaning the weekly lunch email will be sent a week prior to the meeting, which will give the details of the program and the meal choices.  You will still need to inform the Rotary office via email or phone, if you want to reserve a light lunch (Cobb Salad or Veggie) and also, if you will be bringing a guest.  The deadline will remain Friday, by 3:00 p.m. ~~ Thank you!
Hiking - Green Mountain Trail
Green Mountain Trail – Saturday, 5/21/22, 7AM Meeting for 7:15 AM Departure at LeBuzz East side
With our first trip into the higher country this season, we will return to our normal eastside meeting place, LeBuzz off of Catalina Highway.  From there we will drive to the Green Mountain Trailhead and will make the ascent to San Pedro Vista.  Lunch/beverages will follow at Iron Door.
The hike is categorized as Difficult with just under 1,900 vertical feet in elevation covering 4.5 miles and an anticipated hiking time of 3-3.5 hours.  Expected temperature at the beginning of the hike should be up to the upper 50’s.  We are forecast for a sunny day with high temperature of 75 so be sure to bring sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks.
Replacement/Social Mixer ~Trident III  6/1/22
Our last Replacement/Social Mixer for the 2021-22 Rotary year is the evening of June 1st.  This mixer will be held at Trident III, 250 S. Craycroft (South of Broadway Blvd.) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Guests are invited, the fee is $25 and will be billed to your account.  No host bar.  All must register at the website scroll down the left hand side to Upcoming Events and click on the mixer.  Don't forget to register your guest(s).  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office.
Let's have some fun!  Please remember, there is NO LUNCH MEETING on June 1st.
Change of Administration Event
Mark your calendars for this year's Change of Administration event to take place on Saturday, June 18th at the Mountain Oyster Club, start time is 6:00 p.m.  More details to follow.
Rotary Blood Drive ~ Results
Thank you to those who donated blood at last week's meeting.  Your help and support makes all the difference for the American Red Cross.  The goal for the day was to collect 14 units and they collected 10 units.  These are much needed units and it is potentially going to impact 30 lives.  Phenomenal and so the ultimate goal of saving lives was absolutely achieved!  We had four first time donors, fantastic!  These units are so needed as we navigate our way through these challenging times.  Great job and thank you!
We will keep you informed on when the next Rotary Blood Drive will take place.  We are shooting for end of August, early September.  Hopefully we can exceed the 14 unit goal.  Hope you will donate at the next Drive to save lives!
Thank you again for all the support.
Irv's Rotary Flyfishing Fund
The opportunities to showcase your fish during Irv's Centennial year are dwindling.  You will not want to miss the chance to showcase your fish, or better yet your Kids and Grandkids with a fish!  Don’t let the Wall of Fame escape you.  Join these other folks who have made it to the Wall of Fame and donated to Rotary charities.  Please reach out to Dorinna or Irv for all the details. 
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:
May 25, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ Trident III
Jun 01, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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