Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - January 23, 2019
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
2018 Tucson Classics Car Show Results/Charity Awards
Bruce Jacobs, the 2018 Car Show Chair, will give a summary of the 2018 Tucson Classics Car Show, recognizing the Committees, Members and Sponsors, announcing the ticket sales by the membership, and presenting the total results for the show.  Following, presentations to the 2018 charities will take place.
The 2019 Tucson Classics Car Show Chair, Jason Grabosch, will review the goals for the upcoming Car Show and with the help of Mike Anderson, the 2019 Corvette will be revealed. 
Thank you everyone, for your dedication and hard work on the 2018 Car Show; you are truly a Remarkable Rotary Club.
Mystery Editor ~ 1/16/19
President CHUCK opened the meeting and ANN LANCERO gave the inspiration with a quote from Albert Schweitzer: “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve”. Everyone sends their best wishes to MARSHALL DENNINGTON to get well soon!
MIKE DALTON led us in the pledge and song, “God Bless America”, accompanied by impresario GARY HIRSCH on the piano. RICHARD KELEMAN introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians. We had four Birthday Rotarians:
  • RICHARD KELEMAN is a graduate of Catalina High School who enjoys bass fishing competitions both locally and nationally. RICHARD donated to the Scholarship fund to celebrate his birthday.
  • PAT PATTON is a returning member who graduated from a whole slew of Texas schools. Pat thanked his sponsor PAT LENNON and donated to the Scholarship Fund.
  • TOM ELITHARP is a graduate of Iowa state who enjoys woodworking, avoiding the first 100-degree day in Tucson and the first snowstorm in Iowa.TOM donated to his Paul Harris.
  • LEA MARQUEZ PETERSON is an honorary member and Former President/ CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. LEA is a fourth generation Arizonan from Morenci and Clifton. She thanked her sponsor Past President ELLIE PATTERSON and looks forward to having more time for things like Rotary!LEA donated to the Scholarship Fund.
President CHUCK introduced our newest member STEVE MARTEN (almost spelled it the other way…)  STEVE is a former naval intelligence officer, a recent MBA recipient, and an avid Rotarian who enjoys “making friends and doing good”.
The fearless duo of President Elect BOB LOGAN and Past President CHARLOTTE HARRIS presented Paul Harris pins to the following persons:
Josh Tor (Rabbi STEPHANIE AARON’s son-in-law).  According to Rabbi STEPHANIE, Josh is a chef, triathlete, and all-around renaissance man who also mows his own lawn.  This is Rabbi STEPHANIE’S eighth or ninth Paul Harris!
KEITH WEIGAND is also a renaissance man of sorts, having bartended at the Pioneer Hotel and Smuggler’s Inn.  KEITH’s son narrowly avoided a ticket for driving in the carpool lane in Phoenix by pointing out that the deceased person he was transporting was still a person. MARGARET HIGGINS has studied, taught, and traveled all over the world, developing her own four-way test for the importance of Rotary along the way. MARGARET received her Paul Harris plus 2 along with a set of maps of the USA to help her find her way home.
Sergeant at Arms BOBBY LARSON was joined by his “brother from another mother” Past President DAVE GALLAHER with an auction of UA basketball tickets donated by CHRIS EDWARDS.  We also had recognition of CHRIS MOONEY who participated in the Chris Rock Fundraiser and was photographed with his actual brother.  There was no auction, and we had the following announcements:
FONDA INSLEY reminded us about the upcoming Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, 2/8/19 at the Skyline Country Club – bring photos of your significant other to VICKIE JACOBS!
GARY HIRSH and DARRELL STEWART announced more astounding results from the Ride to End Polio:  $5.7 Million this year for a total to date of $53.5 Million!!!
JO DeCHATELET gave an excellent and concise presentation on the advantages of making Rotary Foundation donations from an IRA and offered a Happy Jackson for LYUDA EISEMAN who recently became a shareholder at Beach Fleishman.
CLIFF BOWMAN had a Happy Jackson to announce the recent marriage of member LIZ BAKER to his son, making her LIZ BAKER BOWMAN.  Congratulations to everyone!
DOT KRET also had a Happy Jackson to announce a new Archive Advantage service to scan Super 8 Movies.  Archive Advantage provides job opportunities for persons who are disabled or may have barriers to employment.
CHRISTOPHER SHIREMAN introduced our speaker L. Roderick Anderson, MD. Dr. Anderson is a Neurologist with Western Neuro and he spoke about the causes, symptoms and preventive measures related to stroke. Dr. Anderson related that stroke is now the 5th leading cause of death but is prevalent in women over 80 years of age. Some of the leading risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and atrial fibrillation. (Thankfully, moderate drinking may help reduce risk factors – a fact that met with a round of applause.)  Thank you, Dr. Anderson for an informative presentation.  Dr. Anderson signed a book for our lending library: “La Princesa and the Pea”.
President CHUCK adjourned the meeting with a quote from Bill Gates: “Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.”
Proposed New Member
The following New Member application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Ron Bush
Classification: Consulting: Information Security
Company/Organization: Ron Bush Consulting, Inc.
Sponsor: Steve Pickering
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicant will be accepted.
Wine Committee
The Wine Committee will be meeting after the Rotary Lunch Meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd in the DoubleTree.  If you are interested in joining this committee, please stay and meet after the lunch meeting.
Thank you.
Bob Webb
Sweetheart Dinner ~ Friday, 2/8/19
The Sweetheart Dinner will be held on Friday, 2/8/19 at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive, start time is 5:30 p.m.  Since this is a fun night out and not a replacement mixer, the cost is $55/per person and will be billed to your account.  Sign ups are on the website under Upcoming Events.  REMEMBER: No Lunch Meeting on 2/6/19.  If you have any questions, please contact Fonda Insley.
Trip to Alamos, Mexico ~ 1/31/19 - 2/4/19
Trip to Alamos, Mexico (16th Century Colonial Town, Pueblo Magico).
There is an opportunity for members of our Club to travel down to Alamos, Mexico in Southern Sonora for the Kick Off of the Global Grant that we and nine other Rotary Clubs are supporting to improve rural healthcare in indigenous communities.  This is a weekend trip from January 31st – February 3rd or 4th.  Ellie Patterson and Tom have already signed up for the trip and we have spots for 4-6 more members.  It should be a great chance to see a Global Grant in action and enjoy this beautiful town.
A brief write-up is below, and a more detailed agenda is available and if you want full details on the Grant and Program, we would be happy to get them to you:
Join the inaugural celebration in Alamos January 31 -February 3/4, 2019!
D5500 Governor Kirk Reed & grant supporters from 10 clubs in 4 Districts and 3 countries will be there to share the fun!
Your visit will include a magical weekend visit to the 16th century colonial town (Pueblo Mágico) of Alamos. There will be plenty of time to explore the city and surroundings area as well as attend inaugural events on Friday and Saturday evenings. An optional trip to one of the indigenous Guarijío villages served by the grant will be available on Sunday.
Getting there is part of the fun. A caravan of cars will leave Tucson/Nogales on Thursday, January 31 and drive to Guaymas/San Carlos (6 hours). Thursday dinner at the Sunset Grill on the Sandy beach of San Carlos! Friday morning the caravan will continue on to Alamos (4 hours). Ride shares (carpooling) will be available. Flexible lodging can be arranged in either hotels or private guest rooms. Contact Barbara Kiernan for details ( or contact Chuck, Peter Beahan or Dorinna by email or phone with questions.
5th Annual Rotary Days Day of Service - Triangle Y Ranch Camp
Rotary Club of Tucson is sponsoring an all-inclusive Rotarian service project Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Triangle Y YMCA Ranch Camp from 8:30AM-3:00PM.  The 5th Annual Rotary Days Service Project is open to all Rotarians and friends of Rotarians and families.  There are jobs for all age groups and skill levels.  Generally, we help spruce up the Ranch for the incoming summer camp session that begins in June.  In the past, we have painted cabins, stained wood beams, assembled and painted picnic tables, trimmed brush, painted the bathrooms, performed some small masonry work, and general clean up. 
Registration is Saturday morning 8:00-8:30 AM at the Ranch (please email or call Dave Gallaher to let us know you are coming) or 520-907-4983 and a free BBQ lunch will be served at 1:00PM.  Come for several hours or stay for just an hour.  This is a good chance to mingle with Rotarians from all over Tucson.  It is a great way to introduce Rotary to your friends and neighbors.  Please respond to Dave Gallaher at or call 520-907-4983 to register.  It would be great to have a head count for lunch on Saturday.  Please bring gloves and sunscreen and a water bottle. 
Donations Honoring Nicole Lubinski
A number of members have asked if there is a Memorial fund for Nicole Lubinski; if you are interested in making a donation here is information on the charity: 
Nicole Lubinski Memorial:
The American Bald Eagle Foundation
113 Haines Highway
Haines, Alaska 99827
This organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so all donations are fully tax-deductible.  Their federal tax ID number is:  22-2542783.
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 248   
Cash Contributions
Honorary Members
Quarterly with Dues


Meeting Attendance - January 16, 2019   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members115  Raffle $


Active Members AE18  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members1     
Total Members Present134    




Guests of the Club 5    


Visiting Rotarians4    


Total Meeting Attendance 146    


Jan 23, 2019
2018 Car Show Results,Charity Awards, Car Reveal
Jan 30, 2019
UofA Women's Basketball
Feb 06, 2019
No lunch meeeting
Feb 13, 2019
Pima County Issues - Roads
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Upcoming Events
Sweetheart Dinner ~ 2/8/19
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