Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 20, 2019
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Centennial Nonprofit Partner
Be part of the RCOT and our Community’s future!!!!
Hear about our forthcoming Centennial Celebration and vote for our Centennial Nonprofit Partner --- hear presentations regarding:
Interfaith Community Services’ Rotary Club of Tucson Family Self-Sufficiency Center
JTED’s Rotary Club of Tucson Pima JTED Emerging Technology and Innovation Center
Reid Park Zoo’s Rotary Club of Tucson’s Treetop Adventure
Jim Lubinski, Centennial Committee Chair
Jim Murphy, RFP/Evaluation Subcommittee Chair
Mystery Editor ~ 3/13/19
President CHUCK rang open our meeting, and AIMEE GRAVES gave a lovely Irish poem as the inspiration.  We then had a moment of silence to mark the passing of Former Rotarian MARIAN ABRAM. She was a member from 2012-2014.
Past President BOB SHAFF led us in the Pledge and Song, a video of a flash mob brass band playing “God Bless America” in Colorado.  It was great to see TED FORSBERG back among us as well!  Welcome back TED!
New Member MARCY EULER introduced our Guests and Visiting Rotarians, followed by two extremely distinguished Birthday Rotarians:
Past President and Car Show Chair JON WANG was reported to have been born in a Baptist Temple, leading to multiple self-imposed fines by President CHUCK (it was a Buddhist Temple that had been converted to a hospital.)  JON spoke about how truly rewarding service becomes, such when he received an email from a Rotary official he hosted during the Ride to End Polio.
Past President LARRY ADAMSON represents the current generation of 156 years of Adamson family Rotary participation along with his brother HAL. In addition to starting our Rotary Foundation, LARRY served as a Commander in the Naval Reserve.  LARRY appreciates the fact that in Rotary, everyone steps up.
Sergeant at Arms BOBBY LARSON recognized WAYNE PEATE for receiving the Wayne Peate Health and Safety Award in support of Tucson Firefighters.  We had the following announcements, all with a decidedly alcohol related theme (something about the coming St. Patrick’s Day holiday?):
Past President BOB SHAFF spoke about efforts he is leading to improve the member experience in our Rotary Club, including expansion of President CHUCK’s “something you might not know” to lead us into more fellowship groups and more member stories like the one about EMERY BARKER’s office and the Rillito River.  Keep up the good work BOB!
President CHUCK reminded us of the Replacement Mixer on 3/27 and Home Hospitality during the week of 4/14.  We are in need of hosts for the week.  Please contact the office if you would like to host an event.
BRETT STEIN announced the Fine Beer Fellowship at Tap & Bottle on 4/12 from 5 to 7 pm.
BOB WEBB noted there are only a few spots left for the Wine Tasting Event at Jonathan’s Cork next Friday.
Past President JON WANG announced a meeting of the History Team after today’s meeting.
Past President ROGER HARWELL is looking for a few shifts of volunteers to sell beer at the Fourth Avenue Festival to support Scholarships.
JULIE PAULSON offered a Happy Jackson in honor of the Gregory School Wine and Entertainment Festival on 3/30 from 11am to 6 pm.
Our favorite Irishman ROBERT O’BRIEN introduced our program featuring the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance (including several of ROBERT’S talented daughters).  The Academy is led by Darren Maguire, who has won Irish dancing championships too numerous to name as well as participating as a member of Riverdance.  Several of Mr. Maguire’s current dancers will compete in the national championships and then hopefully the world championships after.  Mr. Maguire signed a book for our lending library: “Quiet”.
President CHUCK closed the meeting with a traditional Gaelic blessing: “May the road rise up to meet you.  May the wind be always at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Welcome New Member
Please welcome the following new member into the Rotary Club of Tucson.  She will be introduced to the club at a meeting in the near future.
New Member:  Melissa Eckstein
Classification:  Medical & Healthcare: Behavioral Health
Sponsor:  Margaret Higgins
Social/Replacement Mixer  ~ 3/27/19
Our next Social/Replacement Mixer will be held in "The Coop" at Culinary Dropout, located at 2543 E. Grant Road, start time is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th.  All must sign up for this event. Guest fee is $30 billed to your account.  Please go to our website, , scroll down the left side to Upcoming Events.  Hope to see you all there for some Fellowship and Fun!  Oops, almost forgot, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, March 27th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.
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
Home Hospitality Hosts Needed
Our Home Hospitality events are scheduled for the week of April 13th through the 20th and we are looking for members to host during the week.  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 17th lunch meeting.   If you are interested in hosting a small or large group at your home, place of business or even at a restaurant, please let the office know the date, time, location and the amount of guests you will host.  The Club will provide each host $20 per member/guest that attend your event.  So let's have some fun during this Home Hospitality Week!
Hiking ~ Esperero Trail
The hiking committee was out again and enjoying the beautiful weather on Saturday, March 16th.  Martha and I were joined by Aimee Graves and husband Mike, President Chuck, friend of Rotary Nancy Bowman and new members Andy Kiel and Cheryl Johnson.  For most this was the first time on this difficult hike covering 1,700 vertical feet in just over 3 miles and it is a bit treacherous in places.  The views were spectacular and the aching muscles well worth the opportunity at the top to look down to the running water falls of Ventana Canyon.  

We look forward to the next hike and seeing more of you on the trails!
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club ~ Charity Golf Fundraiser
Saddlebrooke Rotary Presents:
BENEFITING Make-A-Wish Arizona and other Youth Programs in SE Pinal and Pima Counties
For Women & Men of All Skill Levels
Golfer Contribution: $150 per Player
Foursome $560 - Register & Pay in 1 transaction
Pay with Credit Card @
Includes golf & prizes plus on course and after party food & beverages
Spouses welcome to after party & fundraiser [5-7pm]
Special Hole-In-One Awards on every par 3
Plus Longest and Straightest Drives (Men and Ladies)
Format: 4 Person Scramble – 4 Flights by Score
For more information,
Jonathan Mosher ~ Pima County Attorney's Office
Jonathan Mosher
Chief Trial Counsel
Pima County, Arizona Attorney’s office
As Chief Trial Counsel, Jonathan prosecutes homicides, cold cases, violent felonies, sexual assaults, and crimes against children in Tucson, Arizona. He lectures at training seminars for prosecutors throughout Arizona and nationally. He has been recognized by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council (APAAC) for Excellence in Victim Advocacy (2009) and as Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2011). He has also received the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) Board of Directors Advocacy Award (2017) (for his prosecution of State v. Watson, a case featured on Dateline NBC’s “Secrets of the Desert” episode).
After graduating from Colgate University in 1991 and the University of Iowa College of Law with High Honors in 1994, Jonathan served as a law clerk with the Arizona Supreme Court. He then spent nearly a decade in private practice specializing in environmental litigation with the Los Angeles offices of two international law firms; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Latham & Watkins. In 2003, he wrote “A Pound of Cause for a Penny of Proof: The Failed Economy of an Eroded Causation Standard in Toxic Tort Cases,” published in the NYU Environmental Law Journal.
Jonathan is a member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and he volunteers as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. In his remaining free time, to scare criminal cases out of his mind, he runs and climbs rocks.
For more information or to be added to the Pima County Attorney’s Office Newsletter mail list, please email:
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 249   
Cash Contributions
Honorary Members
Quarterly with Dues


Meeting Attendance - March 13, 2019   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members113  Raffle $


Active Members AE13  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members2     
Total Members Present128    




Guests of the Club 1    


Visiting Rotarians2    


Total Meeting Attendance 139    


Mar 27, 2019
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Tucson Sector Border Patrol
Apr 10, 2019
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Apr 17, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Member/Social Replacement Mixer ~ 3/27/19
Mar 27, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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