Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 29, 2020
Next Virtual Meeting is 4/29/20
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Angels Work Miracles ~ 4/29/2020
Angel Charity for Children, Inc. is a non‐profit organization comprised of 150 volunteers, each of whom is a donor, a fundraiser and a participant in the operations of the organization.  Since its inception in 1983, Angel Charity has funded nearly $28 million to improve the lives of more than one million children by fundraising for 104 non-profit organizations that serve the children of Pima County.
Each year, the dedicated and effective Angels raise funds from the community to meet the financial needs of the beneficiaries that they choose.  Projects funded include construction of new facilities, retirement of mortgages, renovation of existing buildings and programs directly serving children. Angel Charity supports medical research and care, social services, the arts and education.
Angel Charity’s hope is that the community supports its mission until all the needs of Pima County’s children have been met.  
Adriana Rincon ~ Biography
Adriana Rincón is excited to lead Angel Charity for Children, Inc. as General Chairman in 2020. She has been a member for ten years and served as the Capital Campaign/Underwriting Chair in 2015.  She is honored to be a part of the premier fundraising organization supporting the needs of children in Pima County.
Adriana Rincón is a proud native Tucsonan.  She and her husband, José Rincón, have been married 30 years and have four children, Paola, Gabriela, José (deceased) and Julissa. She is owner/broker of TR Realty & Investments, LLC specializing in property management and residential brokerage.  Adriana has previously served on boards of other non-profits which include past president and founding member of National Charity League, Inc Tucson Chapter, and past president of Tu Nidito Children & Family Services.
Adriana has always enjoyed volunteering with various organizations. She looks forward to collaborating with the 150 members of Angel Charity to raise funds to make a significant impact for children in Pima County!
She and her husband volunteer and serve in loving memory of their son, José Luis "Guapo" Rincón. 
Margaret Larsen ~ Biography
Margaret Larsen serves as a Guardian Angel and Past General Chairman on the Board of Angel Charity and has been a member for 24 years. 
Margaret was raised in West Texas and loves her Texas roots.  She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver.  She worked in the computer industry in Denver before moving to Tucson in 1986 to get into the business of commercial real estate. 
Margaret loves to lead volunteer organizations.  While Angel Charity is her first love, she also currently serves on the board of The Gregory School (site of the world’s best car show), as a Social Venture Partner, on the Silver & Turquoise board of hostesses and as a member of 100+ Women Who Care.  She has previously served on numerous other boards.
Professionally, Margaret is a commercial real estate broker, and has earned the CCIM designation in commercial real estate.  She is a partner in Larsen Baker, LLC, a commercial real estate investment and development company.  She is active in the Southern Arizona CCIM Chapter, Tucson CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and is a graduate of Greater Tucson Leadership. 
Margaret and Tucson Rotary club member, George Larsen, just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.  Margaret enjoys making salmon dinner in the dishwasher, and George loves pretending to like it.
Mystery Editor ~ 4/21/20
This was our fourth virtual meeting and was made possible and in appreciation to RICK ROSE and his Film Creations.
President BOB LOGAN called the meeting to order reminding us of our last meeting’s excellent presentation by speaker, Dr. Terry Hunt, and seeing how the 5 ton Easter Island statues “walked”.  President BOB also shared some more Coronavirus Pundemics from JERRY SULLIVAN using a squeaky rubber chicken for punctuation.  He then reminded us that the death toll continues to go up because of the coronavirus pandemic, but talks have indicated communities are “opening up” and possibly we will be meeting live in mid or late May.  There are two areas that our club will be participating in support of the pandemic: Financial, which is currently being considered by our club board; and Service, through Rotary International’s Volunteer Surge initiative where one million volunteers are needed to help in the healthcare system after participating with online training (  President BOB has signed up for the service training and encourages us each to do the same.
A meaningful Pledge of Allegiance video was shared with Charlie Daniels reciting Red Skelton’s rendition of a description, word for word, of the Pledge. The Patriotic Song video was “God Bless America” sung by 40 vocalists in honor of our healthcare workers, our heroes of today. 
Our Inspirational video was of Adrianne Haslet, a ballroom dancer, who lost her leg as a result of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and three years later, after receiving a prosthetic leg and much dedicated work, ran in the Boston Marathon again.  President BOB introduced our guests and visitors who were both local and from around the U.S. as well as GARY SCHEER who brought his wife, Barbara, and former longtime Rotarian Clarke Duncan and his wife, Shirley.  GARY also had Lute Olson (VIP cutout) and KURTIS DAWSON had Darth Vader (VIP cutout).
Matt Russell did the video introduction of our speaker, John Hudak, editor of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine who shared the evolution and changes to Tucson Lifestyle since becoming editor.  He shared why a local magazine is important including: local newspapers aren’t doing as many in depth articles; magazines are read by those under 25 and 35, as well as the traditional older readers, and use the magazine as a resource (gardening); lush photos, etc. are graphics, and compelling stories that celebrate people and community activities, etc.  A separate magazine has been developed for our visitor market, Essential Insider’s Guide of Tucson, with a distribution of 5,000 which are placed in all local hotel rooms.  President BOB had him sign “Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind” for the Make Way for Books library.
Birthdays were celebrated by CHRIS EDWARDS, JENNIFER HOFFMAN, and ANN LANCERO. 
Happy Birthday!!
President BOB shared two Random Acts of Kindness he recently did including a homeless man living behind dumpsters at Reid Park and shared the video of him receiving ANN LANCERO’S Blessing Bag from BOB. 
KURTIS DAWSON, President and CEO of the Southern Arizona YMCA, shared how the Y is responding to the current pandemic by closing all normal operations in mid-March and then providing free online workout sessions, making phone calls to active older adults and live-stream exercises for them, e-mailing activities for families to do, and as of March 19th having all local facilities provide child care for healthcare and first-line workers serving about 200 children each day.
President BOB introduced a Rotary International video about a doctor and his wife from India who have gone on a medical mission, for the past 18 years, to Rwanda.  The closing quote was from the movie, The Shining, “A couple of weeks in isolation with the family.  What can go wrong?”  Our toast, “Today we toast to our Rotarians.  At home and with family, we listen and adjust our lives according to what the health care experts tell us.  We wear masks and stay away from others.  And we think about when we can get together again.  We will soon… Please stay safe.”  Adjournment followed the toast.
New Member Spotlight ~ Jamie Snyder
Who was your Sponsor?
Sponsor- Jeff Heath Mentor- Andy Sherman
Where were you born?  Where did you grow up?
I was born in Mission Viejo, California and grew up in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Where did you go to school?  Your Alma Mater?
Northern Arizona Unviersity
Tell us about your career(s).
I have worked in the nonprofit field for the last 14 years in areas including mental health, emergency services, crisis services, shelter, housing and social services.
How can your experiences help other Club members?
I can help in various areas of nonprofit including fundraising, program development and implementation, marketing, public relations and board development and governance.
What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
Being a wife and mother to two young boys.
What are your hobbies...your favorite things to do?
I love working out and my favorite activities include running, swimming, biking and Crossfit.  I'm also a huge fan of the outdoors and enjoy traveling, hiking and camping.  I am an avid baker and I like making cookies, pies and cakes.
What would surprise people to know about you?
I ran from Summerhaven to Tanque Verde High School once...all 26.2 miles!
What has been your best "Rotary Moment"?
All of them.
What is the best part of Rotary...for YOU?
I enjoy the opportunity to serve the community in a meaningful way and with a group of talented and hard working professional people.
Please take some time to introduce yourself to Jamie Snyder... WELCOME JAMIE!
Welcome New Member

Please welcome the following member into the Rotary Club of Tucson.  He will be introduced to the club at a meeting in the near future.

New Member: Tom Scott

Classification: Accounting: CPA Private Practice

Company: Thomas E. Scott, CPA

Sponsor: Vickie Jacobs

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