Rotary Club of
Tucson
"Tucsotarian"
Tucsotarian - May 22, 2019
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
 
 
Stories
Criminal Intent: What We Can Learn from the Minds of Psychopaths & Serial Killers

Dr. Allan Hamilton ~ Biography

 

Allan Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hamilton holds four professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Hamilton is a decorated veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm. He was also the commanding officer assigned to lead a dangerous medical research expedition that was based for nearly two months at 16,000 feet under arctic conditions on Mt. McKinley.

 

Dr. Hamilton was recently awarded the title of Regents’ Professor by unanimous vote of the Arizona Board of Regents; it is the highest accolade the state can bestow upon an academician and is given to less than one percent of all eligible faculty. He has been chosen by his neurosurgical peers as “One of America’s Best Doctors” for the last nineteen consecutive years and selected as one of the top one hundred neurosurgeons in the United States.  He has held positions as Chief of Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and is the Director of a multi-disciplinary medical simulation and innovation think-tank at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, seventy peer-review research articles. Dr. Hamilton has been decorated by the Republic of France for his scientific discoveries in neurosurgery and the Republic of Gabon for his philanthropic work over the last 25 years in Africa.

Dr. Hamilton has written three non-fiction books: The Scalpel and the Soul in 2008, Zen Mind, Zen Horse—The Science and Spirituality of Training Horses in 2011. His most recent book, Lead With Your Heart—Lessons from a Life With Horses (2017) is a collection of 112 essays on leadership, spirituality, and transformation and received the Nautilus God Award for nonfiction, the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, and the Independent Book Publishers (“IPPY’) award. His books have been translated into several languages. He is currently working on a fourth book on the human brain.

 

He has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries and has been featured on the NBC “Today” Show, ABC News, CNN, and PBS. He is a frequent guest on NPR. For the last several years Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant on more than three hundred episodes of the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy. Look for a stellar performance where Dr. Hamilton plays—of all things—a surgeon. A show-stopper for sure!!

Mystery Editor ~ 5/15/19
President CHUCK started our meeting at 12:00 noon.
 
ELLEN WHEELER gave the Inspiration for the day.
 
President Chuck informed the membership that TOM BROWNING fell this morning and was supposed to celebrate his birthday today.  Get Well Cards were circulated and the Member Support Team was informed to keep us posted on the situation with TOM.
 
The Pledge & Song were led by JEANNE ZETAH with GARY HIRSCH accompanying at the piano.
 
LUCY HOWELL introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
 
We had three Birthday Rotarians at the head table today: BOB WEBB (5/15), CHUCK SAWYER (5-16), PAT LENNAN (5/18).  Happy Birthday to you gentlemen!
 
We had an Introduction of two New Members:
 
ANDY KIEL introduced his wife and New Family Member CHERYL JOHNSON.  They have started their own investment business, Optimize Investments.
BILL MESCH introduced New Member JEANNE ZETAH (Retired: Community Education).  JEANNE has been very involved in Rotary for quite some time and is looking forward to working with our Club on our many projects.
 
SAA BOBBY LARSON conducted the Raffle, and recognized ROBIN STODDARD for his wonderful work and accomplishments for kids in WrightFlight.  Thank you ROBIN for all you do for our youth in the community!
 
Announcements:
 
CHUCK SAWYER – Had a Membership Minute and also informed us of the Change of Administration Event which will take place at Hacienda Del Sol on June 29th.  We are working on a live band, dancing and a really fun time.  Rooms will be available at the resort for those that would like to spend the night.
CHUCK SAWYER - Announced the relocation of Member, KEN TUCKER to Spokane, Washington.  CHUCK thanked KEN for his many contributions he has done for the club and especially his fine work on the Programs this year.  We bid farewell and hope KEN will find his way back to Tucson for a visit.
BOBBY LARSON – Replacement/Social Mixer at Pastiche on May 29th.  Please sign up on our website under Upcoming Events.  Guest fee is $28.  Time is running out, deadline is Friday, May 24th, sign up as soon as possible.  No Lunch Meeting on the 29th.
JON WANG – History Moment – gave the finishing touches to the story on Past Member SCHUY LININGER.
 
JERRY HARRIS, introduced our speaker, A.J. Flick, Author – “From Obsession to Toxic Rage”.  A.J. explained the writing of “Toxic Rage” which was the story about a Tucson murder case of a young and talented eye surgeon, Brian Stidham.
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PRESIDENT CHUCK presented the book “The Swamp Where Gator Hides” to A.J. for her signing and the book will go to the Make Way for Books library.  He then brought the meeting to a close with a quote and a toast.
Proposed New Members
The following New Members applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
 
New Member:  Lea Marquez Peterson
 
Classification: Community Affairs: Public Relations
 
Sponsor: Jon Plimpton
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New Member:  Lynette Bruster
 
Classification: Real Estate: Real Estate Sales
 
Sponsor: Ted Forsberg
 
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicants will be accepted.
Replacement/Social Mixer  ~ 5/29/19
Our next Replacement/Social Mixer will be held at Pastiche Modern Eatery, located at 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 121, start time is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th.  All must sign up for this event. Guest fee is $28 billed to your account.  Please go to our website,  www.tucsonrotary.org , scroll down the left side to Upcoming Events.  Please respond by the DEADLINE: Friday, May 24th.   Hope to see you all there for some Fellowship and Fun!  There is no regular lunch meeting on Wednesday, May 29th.  If you cannot attend, don't forget to do your makeup!  Please call the Rotary office with any questions, 623-2281.
District Governor Installation ~ Ellie Patterson
Change of Administration Event ~ June 29th
Looking ahead to June, the Change of Administration Event will be held on Saturday, June 29th at Hacienda Del Sol.  Rooms will be available for those who would like to spend the night.   Be sure to mark your calendar for this special evening when President Chuck will pass the gavel to our 2019-2020 President, Bob Logan.
PAST MEMBER BOB SHELTON: Old Tucson Artifacts Auction -Arizona Daily Star eEdition Article

For many years, before and after I joined RCT, Bob Shelton was a member.  If you are interested in the current auction taking place, please click on the link below:

https://tucson.com/news/local/old-tucson-founder-s-movie-memorabilia-collection-going-up-for/article_826d824f-680b-5560-9e49-c6eae92eae4a.html
A.J. Flick's Book ~ Toxic Rage
If you are interested in purchasing last week's speaker A.J. Flick's book, Toxic Rage, you can go to Amazon.com.
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  

 

Total Active Members 254   
Cash Contributions
$
46.00
Honorary Members
19  
Quarterly with Dues
$
 

  252.00

Meeting Attendance - May 15, 2019   Total Scholarship Cups$

298.00

Members108  Raffle $

195.00

Active Members AE12  Auction RCOTF$

0.00

LOA/Honorary Members0     
Total Members Present120    

 

Guests8    

 

Guests of the Club 5    

 

Visiting Rotarians2    

 

Total Meeting Attendance 135    

 

Speakers
May 22, 2019
Criminal Intent: What We Can Learn From the Minds of Psychopaths and Serial Killers
May 29, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
Jun 05, 2019
Crisis Intervention & Serving Victims of Mass Casualty Events
Jun 12, 2019
Visit Tucson
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Upcoming Events
Replacement/Social Mixer - Pastiche Modern Eatery
May 29, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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