Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - November 23, 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
Dark Day ~ November 23, 2022
Reminder:  There will be no lunch meeting on Wednesday, November 23rd as this is a scheduled Dark Day.  President Bruce and the Rotary office would like to wish each of you and your families a very wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Mystery Editor ~ 11/16/22
At the stroke of high noon, PRESIDENT BRUCE JACOBS implored us in no uncertain terms that he expected the meeting to begin – without delay nor drama. Everyone knew this order was not open to discussion nor negotiation – and accordingly all responded in the manner that was expected.
The buffet was another gastronomical achievement. We are truly blessed to have Dorinna and Kari assuring that the Convention Center continues to fulfill its obligations in such a professional manner.
“IMAGINE” video plays.
JONATHAN WALKUP lead us in the Pledge and Song - "My Country 'Tis of Thee".
MITCH PISIK gave the Inspirational Presentation. The overriding theme was how impressive are the members of our club. We are the “room of rooms” where “history is made”. How he weaves such eloquent language into a tapestry of intrigue, beauty, reverence, motivation, and wisdom is a gift to behold.
KURTIS DAWSON introduces and welcomes the plethora of guests.
PRESIDENT BRUCE reveals that our generous meeting sponsor is Pima Community College and Pima Foundation. Not coincidentally, our speaker is LEE LAMBERT, who is exuberantly introduced by MARCY EULER.  Pima Foundation also has a corporate membership in the club.
LEE LAMBERT – Chancellor Pima Community College - “Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce: Engagement & Collaboration”. A motivating and impressive dissertation of the national awards won, and programs offered by PCC. LEE did a terrific job in outlining why we are so fortunate to have PCC in southern Arizona.
Book Signing: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” – donated to Make Way for Books Library.
MARGARET HIGGINS’ birthday was celebrated. Happy Birthday MARGARET!
We had two New Member Introductions, who also received their Blue Badges. 1) JOE DANISZEWSKI introduced and presented the Blue Badge to BRUCE AYERS. 2). FAYE MORSE introduced our Family Member and presented the Blue Badge to ERIC SMITH.  All are accomplished and gracious professionals who are wonderful additions to our club.  Congratulations you two and welcome to the Club!
CHAR HARRIS then presented the Paul Harris award to our major donor, JO DeCHATELET.  JO continues to be very generous to Rotary.  Congratulations JO DeCHATELET!
KURTIS DAWSON awarded the raffle winnings to ERIC SMITH.  KURTIS decided not to allow anyone to win the big prize.
BRUCE JACOBS – Holiday Schedule and Holiday Mixer (12/14 at Bruce's House, sign up on the website)
BRUCE JACOBS – Bell Ringing – 12/3 Register on ClubRunner
BRUCE JACOBS – Service Projects & Board Motions
KURTIS DAWSON – Next Hike: Hutch’s Pool 11/19 
FAYE MORSE – Blue Badge Presentation for BRANDI HAGA-BLACKMAN.  Congratulations BRANDI!
BRUCE JACOBS – Car Show Video
NEXT WEEK: DARK due to Thanksgiving - No Lunch meeting on Wednesday, 11/23/22.
PRESIDENT BRUCE gave his toast and released us into the wild.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
Here is the upcoming Holiday Schedule for your reference and scheduling:
President Bruce and the Rotary Staff would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
The Ride To End Polio
The Ride to End Polio raises funds for Polio Plus of our international foundation, The Rotary Foundation.  Donations in support of our club's riders in both El Tour and the Indoor Ride not only encourage them to ride, adds funds towards the donor's next Paul Harris Fellow, and is matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation towards Rotary's polio effort to eliminate polio from the face of the earth.  Only two countries continue to be endemic, Pakistan and Afghanistan, though recently a crippling case of polio was reported in an unvaccinated young man in the New York City area.  Our club's El Tour riders include Matt Blair, Jay Gandolfi, Jim Garrett, Aimee Graves, Tom Lickliter, Ernie Montagne, Lee Olitzky, and JW Walkup.  Our club's Indoor riders include Jo DeChatelet, Charlotte Harris, Gary Hirsch, Jen Hoffman, Dot Kret, Ann Lancero, Bobby Larson, Jim Lubinski, Ernie Montagne, Steve Pickering, Darrell Stewart, Hugh Thompson, and Bruce Tunze.  If you wish to ride go online to  If you wish to support this effort, make your check out to The Rotary Foundation, put Ride to End Polio in the memo and let us know what rider you wish to support.  Thank you for this consideration.
Peace Pole at Reid Park Zoo
All Rotary Club of Tucson Rotarians are cordially invited to the Installation of our second Peace Pole at Reid Park Zoo on Friday, December 2nd at 6:oo pm during the Zoo Lights, Holiday Magic.
Masahisa Goi (1916 - 1980) was a Japanese teacher, philosopher, poet and author who dedicated his life to peace and humanity after witnessing the terrible destruction of the Second World War. He started a world peace movement to spread the universal message and prayer, May Peace Prevail on Earth, as a way to unite the hearts of humanity transcending all boundaries of culture, religion and politics.
The Rotary Club of Tucson dedicated their first Peace Pole on Friday, April 16th.
In attendance were:
Left to right: Roger Harwell, Jennifer Hoffman, Ellie Patterson, Joe Daniszewski, Matthew Tarver - Wahlquist, Betty Stauffer, Mark Irvin
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Saturday, December 3rd
Locations and Times are on the Website
Please Register on the Website
Under "Upcoming Events":
RCOT Car Fellowship
RCOT Car Fellowship  
PCA - Southern Arizona, Sunday, December 11, 2022, Musselman Honda Circuit, Tucson, AZ. Registration ends December 8, 2022 6:00 PM MST 
This event is for new drivers or seasoned drivers, as well as those who want to improve their driving skills. The one-day event is spent learning, practicing and experiencing car dynamics through a series of 3 key skills, all of which require you to learn to look ahead while driving:
1) Smooth Steering on a Slalom Course -
2) Threshold and Trail Braking -
3) Skid-Pad Activities -4) Autocross -  
For the latest event information please go to 
The registration fee is $60.00. 
Go to -
Registration is limited to 50 drivers so sign-up early.  NOT RESTRICTED TO ANY CAR BRAND. No onsite registration. 
Note:  This is an excellent track for spectators so bring your friends and family.
Holiday Mixer ~ 12/14/22
This year the Holiday mixer will be hosted at President Bruce and Erin Jacobs’ home located near Sunrise & Kolb. 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday December 14th. The mixer includes two drink tickets, all additional drinks are $5 each with the money going to the scholarship fund. Casual holiday attire for both indoor and outdoor weather. Address, directions and additional information will be emailed to all that RSVP. Please be sure to sign up on the Club Website under Upcoming Events no later than noon on December 9th. For additional details, please contact the Club office, 520-623-2281.
Hutch's Pool Hike ~ Recap
Hutch’s Pool 
Saturday was a beautiful day for a hike to Hutch's Pool and I was joined by Don Riegger and Michael Guymon.  It was a little on the cool side as we got underway but with the sun shining and clear blue skies, it warmed up nicely.  Save the date of Sunday, December 11th for the last hike of 2022.  We will be making a morning trip to the top of Blackett's Ridge.  More to follow.
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:
Nov 23, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving...
Nov 30, 2022
Reid Park Zoo Update
Dec 07, 2022
James Webb Telescope
Jan 04, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing 12/3/22 (SIGN UP NOW)
Dec 03, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Replacement/Holiday Mixer ~ Jacobs' Home 12/14/22
Dec 14, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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