Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 10, 2019
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Make a Difference with a Foster Child, A Cause with a First Name
Over 2500 abused and/or neglected Pima County children are in foster care through no fault of their own. They all need adults like you, who are willing to stand up and advocate for their best interest and ensure their needs are met. Often times, these children have multiple case managers, therapists, and placements lacking one consistent adult. Research has confirmed that one positive adult relationship changes a child’s outcomes dramatically thus providing for a brighter future. Unfortunately, the vast majority of foster children in Pima County don’t have an advocate. Court Appointed Special Advocates are everyday people that come from all backgrounds and experiences. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Learn about the CASA Program and how to become an advocate.
Biography ~ Amy Brandhuber
Since September of 2017, Amy Brandhuber has been the Program Supervisor for the Pima County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program. Before her work with CASA, she was an investigator and a supervisor for the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) from 2005-2017. During her time with DCS, she investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect and supervised case managers who work directly with parents. Amy was directly involved in the development of the Pima County Juvenile Court Dependency Alternative Program which seeks to provide families effective legal solutions and avoid unnecessary court and child welfare involvement. The Dependency Alternative Program won the 2017 Arizona Supreme Court award for Protecting, Children, Families and Communities. Additionally, focused on efficiency and improving outcomes, Amy developed the Indian Child Welfare Act Voluntary Foster Care Placement Protocol used by the Department of Child Safety. Amy’s almost 14 years of work in the child welfare system have fueled her passion for child advocacy and drives her work with CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in foster care. 
Amy grew up in Tucson and graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School and the University of Arizona. Congressman Jim Kolbe selected Amy to be an intern in his Washington, D.C. office during college. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration and Policy from American University. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration in 2017. Amy is a firm believer that each of us has something to offer the children of Pima County and we can accomplish better outcomes for abused and neglected children through positive adult relationships.
Mystery Editor ~ 4/3/19
President CHUCK started our meeting at 12:00 noon.
JEFF RONSTADT gave the Inspiration. The Pledge & Song were led by VICKI JACOBS with GARY HIRSCH accompanying at the piano. PAUL HOOKER introduced guests and visiting Rotarians­ including DG Kirk Reed and Assistant DG, Ann Huber. At the head table celebrating their birthdays: District Governor Elect & Past President ELLIE PATTERSON (3/17), JENNIFER HOFFMAN (4/01),  and LIZ BOWMAN (4/02).
PRODIP DUTTA introduced New Member GENE CASAGRANDE - Medical & Healthcare: Dental Products.  Welcome GENE to the club!
BOBBY LARSON (Sergeant at Arms) held a Raffle and thanked all the Rotarians who generously donate consistently to make it possible.  BOBBY then lined up the Announcements for the day:
  1. President CHUCK SAWYER – Home Hospitality, week of April 13 – Host needed, signups on website, no meeting 4/17
  2. President CHUCK SAWYER – Promote U of A Football Coach presenting to the club on April 24
  3. ELLIE PATTERSON & DG KIRK REED – Southern Arizona Day of Peace this weekend
  4. ROB LAMASTER – Saddlebrooke Rotary Tournament
  5. ALLYN BULZOMI – 4 Way Test Speech Contest announced the winners
  6. ALLYN BULZOMI – Happy Jackson - shout out to all that helped in the contest
  7. SID HIRSH – Happy Jackson
PHIL GUTT, Past President introduced our program: SERGIO LEONES, JR., Border Patrol Agent – “Border Patrol Overview”.
Sergio explained the Border Patrol mission & provided an informative PowerPoint presentation of the workings & experiences that the U.S. Border Patrol have on a daily basis, including the first Lady Border Patrol Agent, Operation Detour, Citizens Academy & Christmas Tree Gifts for Kids.
PRESIDENT CHUCK presented the book “I just want to say Good Night” to Sergio for his signing and the book will go to Make Way for Books.  He then brought the meeting to a close with a quote and a toast.
Welcome New Member
Please welcome the following new member into the Rotary Club of Tucson.  He will be introduced to the club at a meeting in the near future.
New Member:  Phill Acedo
Company:  Tucson Recycling & Waste Services
Classification:  Environmental Services: Recycling & Waste
Sponsor:  Stacia Decker
Home Hospitality Week ~ 4/13 Thru 4/20
Our Home Hospitality events are scheduled for the week of April 13th through the 20th.  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 17th lunch meeting.   If you are interested in attending an event during this week, go to the home page of the Club website, 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 17th.  If you do not attend a social, don't forget to MAKE UP!
Fine Beer Fellowship ~ 4/12/19
Our first meeting for the Fine Beer Fellowship is Friday April 12th from 5pm – 7pm at Tap & Bottle North (Ina and Oracle).  The purpose of the meeting is for any Rotarians and their significant others/adult kids to spend some time together enjoying and talking about fine beer. It is a buy your own beer event and no cost to join. Just hanging out with like minded Rotarians. For those interested we will be happy to educate on what makes different styles of beer what they are. What goes into certain beers and introduce people to different types of beers based upon what they have liked up to this point.  For information or if you would like to attend contact Brett Stein 520-977-6156 or email
2019 RI Convention in Hamburg - June 1-5
JUNE 1-5
Please join many other Rotarians and friends in District 5500 who will be traveling to Hamburg the first week of June to experience the many different opportunities at the annual RI convention. There truly is something for everyone whether you’re  a longtime member or you have just joined Rotary. Unforgettable moments are made at the RI Convention, a place where the Rotary spirit fills the air with the highest level of energy and enthusiasm.
Discover the unique blend of historical and contemporary culture that makes Hamburg such a perfect setting for a memorable experience. It’s a flourishing city with friendly people and many different delights that will make you want to return to this beautiful port city again and again.
March 31st is the last day for preregistration discount so take advantage of the limited –time registration rates when you register at:
Please contact Ellie  for more information.
Our District 5500 will  have a celebration dinner jointly with District 5495 at the famous Hofbräu haus, Hofbräu Munchen, on June 1 starting at 6:00 pm. $45.00 per person will include a wonderful German meal including soup, main course, dessert and an aperitif. The food will be served buffet style for each table. Registration is on our District website. Have a German beer or beverage of your choice in the company of fellow Arizona Rotarians. It will be a fun time! Prost!
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 250   
Cash Contributions
Honorary Members
Quarterly with Dues


Meeting Attendance - April 3, 2019   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members111  Raffle $


Active Members AE17  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members2     
Total Members Present130    




Guests of the Club 4    


Visiting Rotarians6    


Total Meeting Attendance 148    


Apr 17, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
UofA Football
May 01, 2019
May 08, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Home Hospitality Week
Apr 13, 2019 – Apr 20, 2019
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