Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 8, 2023
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
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Tucson Crime Free Coalition
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The meeting started with an Asian Buffet. PRESIDENT BRUCE called the meeting to order and new member WALLY JOHNSON led the pledge and a acapella version of My Country Tis of Thee. KYM ADAIR presented a video in honor of Black History Month (February) that was of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his speech at the Mall in Washington, D.C. “Free at last, free at last!”
DAN KALM introduced a good number of guests. Then, esteemed author of the book “Let Your Path Find You”, BOB LOGAN introduced our speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman. Dr. Leman talked about birth order and how it affects why we are the way we are. In general, 1st born kids are the real go getters of the group but there is one group that is even more driven. Only children take the prize when it comes to reliable, driven people who are winners. The majority of US Presidents were either an only child or the first born. That goes for astronauts too. Middle kids are great at negotiating and go with the flow. They make great entrepreneurs. The babies of the family are the social, outgoing group. They make good salespeople and are great at reading people. Dr. Leman always offers such a fun and engaging presentation and today was no different. He even brought and signed his own book for the Make Way for Books Library.
PRESIDENT BRUCE offered an insight into women in rotary for Women’s History Month (March). The first women were allowed to be members of Rotary in 1989. Jennifer Jones was the first Rotary International President and is currently still completing her term.
BOB MORKEN was celebrating his birthday. He bought a girl a diet coke in Dusseldorf, Germany many years ago. Now they are married with daughters.
SCOTT VAUGHAN presented a Paul Harris Award to PRESIDENT BRUCE and this was his second award. SCOTT gave BRUCE the American Heritage Foundation book, The Presidency. 
DAN KALM held a 25/50/25 drawing and MARIANNE FREITAS won. She didn’t win the big prize and that’s probably good since STEVE PICKERING won the jackpot last week.
The following announcements were made:
  • Rillito River Clean Up will be this Saturday, March 4th
  • Triangle Y Ranch Project – April 22nd. We may be building a Community Garden among other things.
  • Club Assembly will be March 22nd
  • El Grupo Youth Cycling was given $1,000 from our club. They will host an Open House on March 30th.
  • BRUCE RICHARDSON will be leading two hikes up the Phoneline Trail. This Saturday, March 4th and next Saturday, March 11th. Meet at the trailhead at 8am if you’re interested.
  • WAYNE MEYER presented a blue badge to BRITTANY BATTLE.  Congratulations!
PRESIDENT BRUCE offered a toast quoting Michael J. Fox “Family is not an important thing. Its everything.” Then, we were dismissed.
Phoneline Trail ~ March 11th
Good morning fellow "Death March" enthusiasts,
We have the 10-mile hike again on the calendar for March 11th. 
Saturday March 11th - 8AM meet time at the east trail entrance, Sabino Canyon main lot
Phoneline Trail looping back on Sabino Canyon Road 
Please note the below link provides insight on the different trails in the Canyon.  Total hike is just over 10 miles so a nice kick starter for building endurance for longer mileage trips.  Hike time is anticipated at 5-5.5 hours with breaks.  The projected forecast for the first hike is starting temperature at 40 degrees, warming to 70 in the afternoon and under sunny skies
Hope to see you on the trails!
Rotary Around Town ~ 3/11/23
Tour de Cookie, Saturday, March 11, 2023
Replacement Mixer ~ 3/29/23 Vero Amore
Our Replacement Social Mixer is on Wednesday, March 29th at Vero Amore from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Vero Amore is located at Palomino Plaza at Glenn/Swan (2920 N. Swan Road). It is an outdoor venue on their patio. Guest fee is $30 and will be billed to your account.  As with all replacement mixers, this is a no host bar. All must register at under Upcoming Events.  Remember, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, 03/29/23.  Let's all have some fun and fellowship at Vero Amore!!
Sponsors ~ Promoting Your Business
Are you interested in promoting your business?  As a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson, you have the opportunity to advertise your business to our 240+ members of the club and also hundreds of visitors to our website by becoming a sponsor for just $99/per quarter.  With this sponsorship, we will post your logo, which links to your website, on our home page, be listed in the weekly bulletin and pages in Clubrunner and projected on the running slide show every week at our meetings. 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Rotary office to find out how you can start promoting your business!
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.
The following members have resigned from the Rotary Club of Tucson:
Lynn Struthers Peate
Irene Decker
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:
Mar 15, 2023
Irish Dance Performance
Mar 22, 2023
Mar 29, 2023
Apr 05, 2023
Banner Alzheimers Institute
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Upcoming Events
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ Vero Amore
Mar 29, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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