Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 14, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
April 14h Meeting Held @ Tucson Convention Center
7600 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85710
United States
(520) 623-2281
Making Single Malt Whiskey in Baja Arizona
Stephen Paul's program will be illustrating the history and the malting whiskey making process of Whiskey Del Bac, by Hamilton Distillers.
Stephen‌ ‌Paul‌ ~ Bio‌graphy ‌
Stephen‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌grew‌ ‌up‌ ‌traipsing‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sonoran‌ ‌Desert.‌  ‌After‌ ‌a‌ ‌degree‌ ‌in‌ ‌Education‌ ‌and‌ ‌teaching‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌education‌ ‌for‌ ‌eight‌ ‌years,‌ ‌he‌ ‌attended‌ ‌two‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌architecture‌ ‌school‌ ‌and‌ ‌restored‌ ‌multiple‌ ‌adobe‌ ‌homes‌ ‌in‌ ‌Tucson’s‌ ‌Barrio‌ ‌Viejo.‌ ‌He‌ ‌founded‌ ‌and‌ ‌ran‌ ‌Arroyo‌ ‌Design‌ ‌for‌ ‌30‌ ‌years‌ ‌with‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Elaine.‌  ‌Arroyo‌ ‌Design‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌nationally‌ ‌recognized‌ ‌and‌ ‌much-published‌ ‌furniture‌ ‌design‌ ‌and‌ ‌manufacturing‌ ‌company‌ ‌that‌ ‌specialized‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌visually‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌but‌ ‌challenging‌ ‌mesquite‌ ‌wood‌ ‌native‌ ‌to‌ ‌Paul’s‌ ‌Sonoran‌ ‌Desert.‌   ‌In‌ ‌2011‌ ‌he‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌daughter‌ ‌Amanda‌ ‌founded‌ ‌Hamilton‌ ‌Distillers,‌ ‌makers‌ ‌of‌ ‌Whiskey‌ ‌Del‌ ‌Bac,‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌premise‌ ‌of‌ ‌making‌ ‌a‌ ‌truly‌ ‌Southwestern‌ ‌American‌ ‌Single-Malt‌ ‌Whiskey,‌ ‌using‌ ‌a‌ ‌mesquite‌ ‌fire‌ ‌to‌ ‌dry‌ ‌malt‌ ‌instead‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌peat‌ ‌fire.‌ ‌Together,‌ ‌they‌ ‌were‌ ‌2020‌ ‌James‌ ‌Beard‌ ‌Semi-finalist‌ ‌nominees.‌ ‌With‌ ‌longtime‌ ‌ties‌ ‌to‌ ‌his‌ ‌hometown‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tucson,‌ ‌Mr.‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌has‌ ‌sat‌ ‌on‌ ‌multiple‌ ‌municipal‌ ‌commissions‌ ‌and‌ ‌non-profit‌ ‌boards.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌recently‌ ‌stepped‌ ‌aside‌ ‌as‌ Manager‌ ‌of‌ ‌Hamilton‌ ‌Distillers,‌ ‌in‌ ‌favor‌ ‌of‌ ‌bringing‌ ‌in‌ ‌CEO‌ ‌Kent‌ ‌Cheeseman‌ ‌to‌ ‌run‌ ‌the‌ ‌company.‌  ‌As‌ ‌President‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Hamilton‌ ‌Distillers‌ ‌Board‌ ‌of‌ ‌Directors,‌ ‌he‌ ‌remains‌ ‌heavily‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌day-to-day‌ ‌operations‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌distillery.‌ ‌
Mystery Editor ~ 4/7/21
You have read many different Mystery Editors in our Tucsotarian.  I write as a proud and very fortunate Rotarian.  The joy and warmth of being with those whom I have not seen for over a year cannot be overstated.  Being with those I respect and appreciate always makes me a better person and a better Rotarian.  Allow me to stay in the first person as I write this M.E.
I am always impressed with the energy and professionalism of our RCoT President, JEN HOFFMAN.  In the large conference room of the Tucson Hilton East, JEN settled us in for another “therapeutic” session of experiencing all the good and educational benefits of Rotary and how we can better serve.  At my age, I am still learning and enjoying the experience!
Our inimitable DOT KRET gave a memorable tribute to Family Member ROD JILG, the very special spouse of our 30-year Rotarian, NINA TRASOFF.  ROD had a strong presence in our community, serving as friend and mentor to many and helping to change lives through his caring and positive attitude.  Our community will miss ROD.
There’s some Blues in all of us and the video by Bluesman and Grammy Nominee, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, was our inspiration.   We don’t have to be “famous” to use our many talents to make a difference.  Music can heal; our talents can heal. 
Thank you, TOM MOULTON, for using your Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance (SAAA) to bring us Matt and Bekah Rolland.  As Director of Programs for Southern Arizona and Cultural Alliance (SAACA), Matt knows the importance to this community of fostering creativity and supporting local artists.  Tucson was the “3rd hardest hit city” from the challenges and restrictions of Covid.  Matt’s presentation detailed the many programs of SAACA—the Folk Festival, murals which adorn our city, arts for veterans and so many more.  “Art Inspires-Culture Unites.”  Thank you, Fiddler Matt, for benefitting Tucson with your many talents.
PP CHAR HARRIS presented Paul Harris Fellows to JOHN HARLOW, BILL HARLOW and SHARYN FELTON.  Thank you, JOHN, for always being at the Greeting table.  Thank you, BILL, for being our RCoT President, 1992-93.  Thank you, SHARYN, for your hard work for the TCCS.
PRESIDENT JEN has certainly been on the run during the Covid Crisis, and her faithful running has been very productive for Rotary’s bottom line.  Thank you, JEN, for being such an important President at a challenging time!  BRUCE JACOBS, thank you for organizing our “break out” hospitality events.  PP BOB LOGAN, we’re anxiously awaiting a permanent and centrally located Rotary venue.  JOE DANISZEWSKI, you can depend on a few Rotarians for Camp Lawton on the 24th.
Receiving the Blue Badge from Mentoring Committee Chair, WAYNE MEYER, is special.  Let us congratulate new member, JENN DELANEY, Operations Manager with The Temp Connection, and thank her sponsor, PP ELLIE PATTERSON, and mentor, IRENE DECKER.  JENN, I’m sure, would welcome any questions about her great uncle, Tom Mix, about 4-wheeling in the dunes and about camping with her “supportive husband and two amazing kids.”
President JEN’S quoting of Pablo Picasso: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  JEN’S closing toast: “Here is to all forms of art that help to cleanse our souls.”  Loud clinking of glasses and “cheers” capped our Rotary luncheon.  
Proposed New Member
The following New Member's application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Nancy Bevens
Classification: Retired: Marketing
Sponsor: Ellie Patterson
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicant will be accepted.
April Lunch Meeting Schedule
During the month of April, we will be visiting the three different venues we are considering to be our new home for our weekly lunch meetings.  Here is the schedule:
April 7th - Hilton East
April 14th - TCC
April 21st - Home Hospitality Week (No Lunch Meeting)
April 28th - Westward Look
Please be sure to mark your calendars!!!
Home Hospitality Week ~ 4/18 Thru 4/24
Our Home Hospitality events are scheduled for the week of April 18th through the 24th.  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 21st lunch meeting.  To register, please go to our website home page,  scroll down the left side to "Upcoming Events" and click on Home Hospitality.  There you will find all the events from our members who have graciously volunteered to open up their homes.  The sooner you can register the better, so we can inform our hosts the number of people attending their event.  If you have any questions or need assistance with signing up, please call the Rotary office - 623-2281.  Again, these events take the place of our lunch meeting on April 21st.  The deadline to sign up is Thursday, 4/15 at Noon.
Camp Lawton Service Project Day
Please join us for the April 24th Camp Lawton Boy Scout Camp Service Day:
Hours - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch will be served.
Work Projects - trail maintenance, fire mitigation, chapel maintenance, painting prep and painting, oiling the Dining Hall and general clean up.
Bring - water, gloves, hats, sunscreen, masks, rakes, shovels and pick axes.
Camp Lawton is just off the Mt. Lemmon Highway, 12900 E Organization Ridge Road.
RSVP to Joe Daniszewski, or call or text at 520-245-4350.
Check out the link from the Catalina Council, Boy Scouts, Camp Lawton, with a map to Camp and the latest photos.
Motorsports Fellowship
Looking for an interesting documentary series about the evolution of the automobile?
Check out "Amazing World of Automobiles", on Amazon Prime Video.  LHO
Thank you 
Lee Olitzky

Dear Fellow Rotarians, 

As you know, The Rotary Club of Tucson is quickly approaching our Centennial Celebration.   One Hundred Years of Service in Tucson and Southern Arizona! 

The Centennial Committee is working diligently to create an extraordinary event for us to honor our Club’s history and we want you to join the festivities! 

Save The Date! 

Saturday, September 25, 2021  

More details will be coming soon, but for now, please mark this important date on your calendar.  

Yours In Rotary, 

The Centennial Committee 

RCOT Facebook Live and YouTube Channel
If you would like to view past Rotary meetings on our Facebook Page go to to view the meetings.  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! 
To view 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:
Apr 21, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Tech Transfer from the U of Arizona (Meeting at the Westward Look)
May 05, 2021
UA Football
May 12, 2021
Arizona Highways
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Upcoming Events
Home Hospitality Week (4/18/21 ~ 4/24/21)
Apr 18, 2021 – Apr 24, 2021
April 28, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Westward Look
Apr 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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