Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - September 29, 2021
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
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ Prep & Pastry 9/29/21
The Club will hold a Replacement/Social Mixer on Wednesday, 9/29/21 at Prep & Pastry, 2660 N. Campbell from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will be a replacement of our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 9/29/21.  ALL must register on the Club Website under "Upcoming Events".  Bring your Guests, the fee is $25.00 and will be billed to your account.  Let's all have some fun and fellowship on Wednesday. 
If you have any questions, please contact the Rotary office.
"This is an excellent opportunity to introduce potential new members to the Club!"
Mystery Editor ~ 9/22/21
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN started the meeting. We were being serenaded by the lovely singing and guitar playing of DAN DEVOU. There was an opportunity to bid on a 2 hour private concert by DAN on our online auction and congrats to whomever won! DAN is a real talent.
JOHN DUVAL led the Pledge of Allegiance and then we had great inspiration by MITCH PISIK. MITCH shared some good thoughts on how lucky we are to live in Tucson and that the choice to be here is 1,000,000 times “Yes!”  We then sang the Star Spangled Banner and I was reminded by those around me how talented DAN DEVOU is and that our national anthem requires quite an octave range.
KHRIS DODGE introduced our guests as well as DAN DEVOU. Then, we had a nice intro video for our speakers.
DIANA MADARAS and Lisa Bates presented the Tucson Wildlife Center to us. DIANA started and simplified what the center does with three words “Rescue, Rehab, Release.”  They have known each other for 23 years, since the Tucson Wildlife Center opened and share a common trait that they have helped rehab wild animals since they were children. Lisa then did a highly accurate demonstration of using a blowgun to tranquilize animals that they may need to transport. She thought she might not shoot well but hit the bullseye 3 times in a row. Good shooting!
The center started with just a few animals and worked up to 1,500 by 2017. They now anticipate they will serve 6,000 animals this year. They work on a budget of $1,000,000 and are solely funded by donations. Currently, they are in search of a Development Director to help keep the dollars coming.
DIANA has been involved at many levels at the Tucson Wildlife Center. Just a few years ago, Lucy, a goose that was struck by a golf ball at a local course, was mortally wounded. No veterinarian would see her and the Tucson Wildlife Center accepted her as a patient where she recovered to appreciation and love of the golf course's members. DIANA painted a portrait of Lucy that raised $20,000 for the center. The next year DIANA was asked to help manage the fund raiser and that year they raised enough money to hire a full-time veterinarian. While DIANA hasn’t been a member of the RCOT very long, she has been doing great work in our community and we’re lucky to have her as is the Tucson Wildlife Center.
KURTIS DAWSON celebrated his birthday and offered a short and succinct talk to celebrate his last year. LYNN DEVOU celebrated her birthday and has been especially grateful for each birthday since she survived breast cancer. That reminds us all to celebrate the time we spend on the top side of the turf.
Ellie Patterson presented LARRY and Florence ADAMSON with a Major Donor Paul Harris Presentation. LARRY was our club President in 1985-1986 and has been a RCOT member for 50 Years! Thank you for your service LARRY!
KHRIS DODGE held a raffle drawing where the winner could have won over $1,900.00. Unfortunately, no one claimed the winning number so the money is still up for grabs!
JEANNE ZETAH discussed the live auction items for the Centennial Event. MARCY EULER discussed ticket sales.  We are at 49% of our goal in selling tickets. Please, sell tickets now! BRUCE JACOBS discussed the Friday Night Dinner the day before the car show and signups are on the website.  DAN KALM reminded us of our upcoming Social Mixer on September 29th at 5:30pm, Prep & Pastry, 2660 N. Campbell Ave. See you there.
CHRIS MOONEY set up a studio to the side of the stage today and was taking “Head Shot” photos for each member who wanted their photo taken. I really hope he got my best side on film, granted he doesn’t have a whole lot to work with. Thanks CHRIS!  #Irv’s Fly-Fishing Fund highlighted KURTIS DAWSON and the monster fish that he and his family have caught. They’re a family of fisherwomen and know how to land the big ones!
PRESIDENT MARK shared a clock that is counting down the time until President Elect BRUCE JACOBS takes over as our club’s President. BRUCE said that he is following in MARK’s footsteps and has not started preparing other than an occasional hike. So far, so good with PRESIDENT MARK and I anticipate the same thing, yet different, from BRUCE next year.
PRESIDENT MARK closed the meeting with a Toast and we were headed back out into our beloved Tucson.
Proposed New Member
The following New Member's application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Melissa Rynders
Company:  Catalina UMC
Classification:  Religion - Protestanism
Sponsor: Tom Campbell
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, these applicant will be accepted.
After much planning, our long awaited 100 Years of Service Celebration took place on Saturday evening, and it was a huge success!  We showcased some of the classic cars along with the gorgeous 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray.  We had a wonderful cocktail hour with lots of mingling, laughter, fellowship, and viewing many old time photos and articles on the Club.  Thank you Charlotte Harris for all your efforts to bring this history to the present.  We then walked into the main ballroom for the sit down dinner.  The festivities started with a presentation of colors by the Honor Guard from Davis Monthan and an Inspiration from Rabbi Stephanie Aaron.  We had fun and excitement during the live auction with guests duking it out to win their prize.  A big shout out to Ken Light and Jeanne Zetah for taking on this huge task. We all watched 100 Years of our Club's history in a fabulous video put together by Rick Rose and Film Creations.  We listened to marvelous speeches from our Centennial Co-Presidents, Jen Hoffman and Mark Irvin, and the Chairman of the Centennial Committee, Jim Lubinski.  Our MC, Dan Marries led us in singing Happy Birthday to the Rotary Club of Tucson as the cake was being rolled out. 
The evening was just what we all had been preparing for over these many, many months.  Aaaaah yes, SUCCESS!  A huge thank you to all those that put so much time and effort into this extraordinary event.  A big shout out to Lee Olitzky for all the coordination and to Lisa Fogle for the decorations.  If you were in attendance, you were wowed by her talents as the decor depicted exactly what our club has been striving for over the years, LITERACY FOR THE CHILDREN of our Tucson Community. 
Great job everyone and Happy 100 Years to the Rotary Club of Tucson!!!!  Thanks to the Switcher Studio Team, if you were unable to attend this very special evening, you can view the event on our YouTube Channel.
2021 Rotary Club of Tucson Centennial Event - 9/25/21
Rotary Service Shirts
It is that time of year again, where Jon Wang will be displaying a full selection of Rotary Service Shirts at the next two meetings, October 6th and 13th.
Thank you.
District Conference ~ 10-29-21
The District 5500 Conference will take place on October 29th and 30th at Casino Del Sol.  To register for the event Click Here.  Details are below.
Update From Reid Park Zoo
Gail Brown, Chief Development Officer for the Reid Park Zoo, recently sent the following update regarding  the Zoo expansion the Rotary Club of Tucson contributed to through the 2018 Tucson Classics Car Show as one of the Secondary Beneficiaries of our Centennial celebration.
“I wanted to give you the great news that we got the letter from the City to proceed with World of Play! (previously called the Treetop Adventure).  That means Ace, our architect, will make a few tweaks to design and then we will be able to break ground – hopefully end of year. We’ve also started the interpretive conversations with a firm. The firm designs signage, fun interactive things for the kids to do – all related to the area within World of Play. Such as sounds (like Orcas singing in the ice cave), touch, smell, sight. Going to be such an amazing place for kids (and I know lots of adults who want to go through it too!).

Thank you so much for all Rotary has done for the Zoo. You are making a difference!”
Warmest regards,
Gail Brown
Chief Development Officer
Reid Park Zoo
#Irv's Rotary Fly Fishing Fund
We welcome President Mark "Irv" Irvin's challenge to fellow Rotarians to match funds for our club's use in supporting both our Club's international and local efforts.  These pledges are for the 2021/22 Rotary year and donations will go to your favorite Rotary programs, i.e. Paul Harris, Scholarships, the Tucson Classics Car Show.  If you are interested in supporting President Mark in his efforts, forms are available on the home page of our website under the RCOT Member Area drop down menu or at the registration table at our lunch meetings.  Thank you.
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:
Oct 06, 2021
Car Show Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
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Upcoming Events
October 6, Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Oct 06, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
October 13, Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Oct 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
TCCS - Friday Night Dinner - (ALL MUST REGISTER)
Oct 15, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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