Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - May 19, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
 5/19 Meeting Held @ Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol
Tucson, AZ  85718
United States
(520) 623-2281
An Update From the Governor's Office

Juan Ciscomani ~ Biography

Juan Ciscomani serves as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, where he oversees the operations of the Governor’s Southern Arizona Office and the work in Northern Arizona. He also serves at the Vice Chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, leads the governor’s efforts internationally, and is the governor’s liaison with all foreign diplomatic offices in Arizona. Married to Laura, they have Zoe, Juan IV, Kenneth, Lily, Lucas and Gloria as their proudest accomplishments.

Mystery Editor ~ 5/12/21
Wow, what progress the Tucson Convention Center is making with the addition of convention space, parking garages and Gem Show facilities.  Again, The Rotary Club of Tucson met at TCC amid the construction.  Despite the conversation of renewed greetings and our “personal breaking out” from many Covid restrictions, PRESIDENT JEN HOFFMAN was able to gavel us to order.  STEVE STEENSON led in the Pledge and the singing of “My Country “Tis of Thee” accompanied by KHRIS DODGE on keyboard.
A moment of silence was given for CINDY GODWIN whose husband, Jim, died May 7th.  Thank you, CINDY, for your many years of Rotary and community service.  Accept our Rotary condolences.
Our Weekly Inspirational Moment embedded the video, “Foster Child Adopted.”  The love and care given by a single male teacher to a young foster boy who needed dialysis and then a kidney transplant led to adoption. Receiving a parent was as good as receiving a kidney!
Following a warm welcome to all attending Rotarians and their guests and to many virtual Rotarians, PRESIDENT JEN introduced VIC JACOBS, our 18- year Rotarian, who gave Arizona Highways Editor, Robert Stieve, a Zoom welcome to our club. Steve’s virtual presentation “History of Arizona Highways” reminded us of our great Arizona natural beauty, our rich cultural life of artists, photographers and authors and our Southwestern self-determination—all of which has been featured in Arizona Highways magazine beginning in 1925 and is presently sent out to over 120,000 subscribers worldwide. Steve, you make us proud to be Arizonans!
Thank you, KYM ADAIR and JO DECHATELET, for sharing your birthdays with us, contributing to Rotary and keeping us involved in the Arizona Football Bowl and our Rotary Legacy Giving.
New member, ABBY NAGBE, was introduced by her sponsor, JOE DANISZEWSKI.  ABBY is with Tacant as a Life Coach. She is a mother of two with multiple interests: hiking, yoga, meditation and even being “a comedian,” This ME now knows where Togo and Ivory Coast are in the west of Africa.  Welcome, ABBY, to RCoT.  You will be a great asset to our club.
PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR ERNIE MONTAGNE was honored with the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World presented by PP and PDG ELLIE PATTERSON. ERNIE’S passion for polio eradication is shown by his 10 years of cycling in the El Tour for District 5500.  The contributions to Rotary by ERNIE are more than this space will allow.  Thank you, ERNIE, for your military service, your Rotary wisdom and your truly infectious optimism.
JAMIE SNYDER, CEO of Tucson Metropolitan Ministries Family Services, was presented her Blue Badge by Mentor, ANDY SHERMAN.  Ask JAMIE about her “running, weightlifting, swimming, biking, camping—and making great cookies.”
S at A, GARY OLSEN, keeps the raffle pool growing and also keeps the Jackson announcements brief and clear. PAST PRESIDENT BOB LOGAN “briefly” accepted from PRESIDENT JEN the impressive book, Rotary Connects the World, a compilation of Tucsotarians, in appreciation of his memorable year.  Thank you, PP BOB, for creating an impressive “game plan” for moving us down the field. Our Replacement Mixer will be 5/26 at Brother John's.  Make sure to register.  PP HUGH THOMPSON introduced us to the TCCS “business” card which invites your friends and contacts to join us on October 16 with their purchase of a $10 ticket. The card should have your first name, last name initial and followed by an “X” to identify you as the referring Rotarian.  Six-year General Manager of the Tucson Convention Center, Glenn Grabski, detailed us on all the TCC progress, projects and goals.  All Rotarians, don’t forget to pick up your TCCS tickets.
PRESIDENT JEN’S parting toast: “It’s not enough to be kind. One has to be kinder”, a quote from the Book Wonder written by R.J. Palacio.  “So here is to being kinder.”  JEN, you’re getting “short”, as we said in Viet Nam, so be careful running.
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ Brother John's 5/26/21
The Club will hold a Replacement/Social Mixer on WEDNESDAY, 5/26/21 at Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will be a replacement meeting for our Wednesday 5/26/21 lunch meeting and all must register.  Go to our home page at, scroll down the left hand side to Upcoming Events.  Guest fee is $25 and will be billed to your account.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, 5/24/21 by 3:00 p.m.
"This is an excellent opportunity to introduce potential new members to the Club!"
Save the Date ~ Change of Administration Event
The Change of Administration (COA) will take place on Saturday, June 26th, at the Westward Look Resort (Sonoran Rooftop) start time is 6:00 p.m.  Please mark your calendars for this fun evening when President Jen passes the gavel to incoming President, Mark Irvin.  More details will be coming shortly so keep an eye out for registration information.
Centennial Event News and Update
Centennial Event News and Updates...Guest List Development
Centennial Event Guest List - In order for the Club to plan, provide as much exposure for RCOT as possible, and to ensure maximum bidding for the live auction that evening, we NEED you to go to the RCOT website, log in, click on RCOT Member Area located at the top right of the menu bar of the home page, then click on Centennial Event Member Guest List from the drop down menu. This will take you to a live Excel Google Doc to fill in the information.  Since this is a Live document, please DO NOT make changes to this Excel Sheet.  Those that you list will receive a “Save the Date” via email.  You will still need to register and make payment for yourself and your guests on Eventbrite in the future.  You will be notified when this is available.
Please provide this information as soon as possible. We plan to send out the Save the Date email in May.
Past President's Dinner ~ May 8th
The Past President's Dinner was held at Mike and Susan Anderson's the evening of May 8th.  It was a truly wonderful celebration with those Presidents who were able to attend this special event for our Centennial.  A huge thank you to Mike and Susan for graciously opening up their home and hosting this memorable event to celebrate 100 Years of Rotary service!

Dear Fellow Rotarians, 

As you know, The Rotary Club of Tucson is quickly approaching our Centennial Celebration.   One Hundred Years of Service in Tucson and Southern Arizona! 

The Centennial Committee is working diligently to create an extraordinary event for us to honor our Club’s history and we want you to join the festivities! 

Save The Date! 

Saturday, September 25, 2021  

More details will be coming soon, but for now, please mark this important date on your calendar.  

Yours In Rotary, 

The Centennial Committee 


RCOT Facebook Live and YouTube Channel
If you would like to view past Rotary meetings on our Facebook Page go to to view the meetings.  You can also find the Facebook Live link on the home page of our website next to the Facebook logo.  Just click and you are there! 
To view 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:
May 26, 2021
Brother John's
Jun 02, 2021
Tucson Pops (Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
Jun 09, 2021
Arizona Historical Society (Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
Jun 16, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Replacement Mixer ~ Brother John's 5/26/21
May 26, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
June 2, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hacienda del Sol
Jun 02, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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