Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - May 5, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
 5/5 Meeting Held @ Westward Look
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85704
United States
(520) 623-2281
Honor The Past, Thrive Throughout The Challenge, Continue To Climb
Veteran Arizona gymnastics assistant coach, John Court recently completed his second season as the program's head coach in 2020.  He earned the full-time of head coach in March of 2018 after earlier  named the interim head coach in August of 2017.  Previously, Court was on the Wildcats staff for 19 seasons under previous head coach Bill Ryden and Tabitha Yim. 
Before coaching at Arizona, Court spent five years at the University of Vermont, his last three years 1995-98 serving as head coach.  During those years, he was named ECAC Coach of the Year twice.  Prior to Vermont, Court spent two years as an assistant coach at Brown University under his mother and legendary gymnastics coach Jackie Court, who coached for 33 years.  Court is a 1993 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in marketing.  He received his master's degree in public/athletic administration from the University of Vermont in 1995.
Mystery Editor ~ 4/28/21
It was a beautiful Spring Day at the Westward Look Resort for our Rotarian meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.  With a murmur of excited chatter filling the room, PRESIDENT JEN HOFFMAN began the meeting on time.  While muscling through a few microphone issues, JEN welcomed the attendees and introduced NICOLE LOMBARDO, a new member as of March 11th, to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Star-Spangled Banner. NICOLE was followed by WES WIGGINS who through his Inspiration reminded the group that we should all be thankful for setbacks, for they are really blessings.
PRESIDENT JEN welcomed the many guests that were in attendance and chuckled that MARK IRVIN must be off his game because he only had three guests with him today. Also, joining the group was a visiting Rotarian from Dallas.
Lunch was served on time and was a delicious spectacle. It was obvious that the Westward Look was putting its best foot forward in an attempt to woo the members to select it as its future venue.  The steaks were immense and beautifully presented on top of potatoes and asparagus, but the real showstopper was the chef salad.  They were so large that the salad had to come with a pot of dressing and the lucky members that ordered them had enough for a few days of lunches.
PAST PRESIDENT, BOB LOGAN, comfortably introduced our speaker, DOUG HOCKSTAD, the Assistant Vice President of Tech Launch Arizona. BOB joked that Doug had previously worked with the University of Michigan so he had two opportunities to dislike Football Coach Rich Rodriguez.  Doug greeted the members with enthusiasm and shared with them the mission of Tech Launch Arizona which is to help University of Arizona faculty take their life’s work or inventions and transfer it into viable businesses and technologies.  They have been working on building an ecosystem anchored by the University that enables the faculty great ideas created through the University’s research to apply for Patents, earn Patents, and build businesses that license these products for use.  In the last few years, Tech Launch Arizona has created over 70 businesses, created 5000+ jobs, and made an economic impact of over $500M.  Doug highlighted a few of their most recent products including a trifocal lens that over 500,000 people have already used, a bio-material that sprayed on known dust-ridden areas can prevent dust storms from being swept up, and a chemical given to rats that can prevent them from pro-creating. He noted that just cutting 5% of the population of rats in China could feed hundreds of millions of people in China through added rice production.  It was around the time of the rat information that delicious root beer floats were delivered to each table as dessert.
As customary, JEN congratulated both KATHY KITAGAWA and NINA TRASOFF on their upcoming birthdays.  The birthday wishes were followed by ELLIE PATTERSON’S beautiful introduction of FAYE MORSE who has been a long-time Rotarian and deservedly earned the Triple Crown Pin. FAYE beamed with pride as ELLIE shared her life story with members and all that she has achieved and given through her time as a Rotarian.
It was serendipitous that after FAYE earned her Triple Crown Pin, her husband won the 25/50/25 raffle!
After several announcements, JOE DANISZEWSKI presented the Blue Badge to TAMARA CRIMANDO followed by a second blue badge presentation from MARIANNE FREITAS to LYNN and family member DAN DEVOU. Congratulations TAMARA, LYNN and DAN!
As the meeting closed, we were reminded that next week’s speaker will be JOHN COURT, Head Coach of the University of Arizona Gymnastics Team at Westward Look. PRESIDENT JEN gave the toast and the meeting was adjourned.
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.

Member: Nancy Bevens

Classification: Retired: Marketing

Sponsor: Ellie Patterson

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Inspiration Given on 4/28/21
Since it was difficult to hear the Inspiration given by Wes Wiggns at the 4/28/21 meeting, we thought we would share it here:
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.

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 

World Immunization Week
A little history in honor of World Immunization Week: 
From 430 B.C. to the present day, people’s growing understanding of vaccination has changed the world. Today, vaccines protect against diseases such as diphtheria, cholera, tuberculosis, measles, polio, and more. Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. And in 1985, Rotary members who were inspired to add a second disease to the list of those eradicated launched the PolioPlus program to stop the spread of polio through strategic global immunization efforts. Thanks to the commitment of Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, wild poliovirus cases worldwide have been reduced by 99.9% since 1988, with only two countries still reporting cases — Afghanistan and Pakistan. This year, Rotary clubs and districts are leveraging their experience fighting polio and mobilizing volunteers to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts, while continuing to ensure that children around the world are vaccinated against polio.
Resignations and Leave of Absence
The following members have resigned from the Rotary Club of Tucson:
Karen Kalm
John Heimbaugh
Mark Taylor
The following members are on Leave of Absence:
Mike Dalton
Brooke Fawcett
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 12, 2021
Arizona Highways (Meeting held at the Tucson Convention Center)
May 19, 2021
Office of AZ Gov. Doug Ducey (Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
May 26, 2021
Jun 02, 2021
Tucson Pops (Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
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Upcoming Events
May 12, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
May 12, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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