Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - September 15, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
Meetings are held @ Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave
Tucson, AZ  85701
United States
(520) 623-2281
The Future Worth Fighting For

Zach will share about the growth of Tucson Young Professionals into the largest network of its kind in the state of Arizona, TYP's role as a platform for young professionals to shape the most prosperous, innovative and inclusive Greater Tucson possible, and the opportunities and challenges ahead for getting there.

Zach Yentzer ~ Biography

Zach Yentzer has been intentional to work at the intersection of neighborhood and housing policy, and workforce and economic development to help shape an inclusive, prosperous and innovative future for Tucson. He’s the executive director of Tucson Young Professionals and serves on the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Talent Taskforce. Zach is also the president of the Menlo Park Neighborhood Association, and over the past number of years has been involved with groups such as the Downtown Neighborhoods and Residents Council and the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) board, the Barrio Neighborhood Coalition and the Tucson Small Scale Development Coalition working on housing policy and issues. Zach hosts the daily talk show “Tipping Point with Zach Yentzer” on AM 1030 KVOI The Voice, was named Tucson’s 2019 40 Under 40 Man of the Year, and is a 2020/21 Flinn Brown Fellow.

Mystery Editor ~ 9/8/21
The meeting was called to order by our Once and Future President, BRUCE JACOBS. Although there was no water to stand in, he led us in a rousing game of Marco Polo with his good buddies.  NANCY BEVENS led us in the pledge and a rousing rendition of “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and the inspiration was given by KURTIS ‘I got my first MORE!’ DAWSON.  Due to the large number of Rotarians who neglected to register their attendance, the TCC ran out of prepared meals (so your humble servant, Mystery Ed, did not get what looked to be a delicious chicken lunch and instead got a healthy Cobb salad).
KHRIS DODGE introduced visiting Rotarians and guests and PE BRUCE introduced the video introducer who introduced our keynote speaker, BONNIE SCHOCK, the Executive Director of downtown’s lovely Fox Theater. Almost everyone in attendance raised their hands when Bonnie asked who among us had ever been to the Theater.  Fun fact: the first visit to the Fox by a future Rotarian was in 1943 when Hugh Thompson went there regularly for the Mickey Mouse Show (and won a pair of tickets for the memory). Bonnie shared with us an example of her impeccable timing:  Her first day on the job as the new Executive Director was on March 9, 2020; three days later, on March 12, the Fox Theater shut down due to COVID. Due also to her visionary leadership, creativity and resilience, The Fox survived 18 months with no revenue and reopened 529 days later, on August 19, 2021.  There will be new safety standards in place at The Fox, and all will be joined by joy, she said, “the joy of togetherness”. Our Fox Theater is unique in its layout.  There are three levels to the building, with the Donor Lounge on the bottom floor, featuring a private bar, restrooms and snacks.  The main floor showcases the amazing Art Deco stage, 800 seat auditorium, a bar and delightful water fountains.  Upstairs, the Mezzanine has a balcony, windows overlooking Congress Street, a bar and lounge.  As well as five rows of 2-person love seats in the upper balcony.  Check out their extensive offerings of live entertainment and vintage films - you owe it to yourself to experience this very special Tucson Treasure!
Paul Harris presentations were made by SCOTT VAUGHAN.  Earning his Paul Harris + 1 was DAVID LOVITT, who graduated from Salpointe and whose grandfather moved to Tucson after WW1. He is quite talented, having built, grown and sold one of the premier insurance agencies in town, ably assisted by his prior accomplishments as a principal ballet dancer – and an 8th degree black belt!  A Paul Harris + 1 was awarded to PE BRUCE JACOBS, who did not graduate from Salpointe, moved to Tucson in 1977, earned his business degree from the U of A and U of Phoenix and will soon be serving as our illustrious club President.
A 21-year member of our club (and President in 2008/2009), CHARLOTTE HARRIS again educated and entertained us with a history moment.  She described and showed us vintage pictures of buildings in Tucson at the time the Fox Theatre opened.  We were impressed and grateful when she told us that Steinfelds donated 1,923 new pairs of shoes to low-income kids in 1923.
Sergeant at Arms KHRIS DODGE conducted the raffle, but there was no King of Clubs to be found. He moved on to announcements, starting with All Things Centennial.  Buy your tickets to this great party – won’t happen again for another 100 years! And go to the TCCS website to sign up as a bidder for the silent auction, which is now live and features more than 250 items. BRUCE then described the new safety guidelines for the TCC- there is now a mandate – masks are to be worn as you enter the building.  They may be removed when you enter our meeting space. Keep selling those Car Show tickets and JEANNE ZETAH updated us on the Live Auction.  September 22 is Photo Day, thanks to the talented CHRIS MOONEY. Wear something nice – and brush your hair! Mark and WOCKY WIERZBINSKI caught a big fish and participated with President Irv’s Fly-Fishing Fund.  Anyone wanting a Centennial shirt needs to order by Friday. 
VICKIE JACOBS then gave NICOLE LOMBARDO her blue badge.
PE BRUCE ended this delightful meeting with a toast and an exhortation to buy tickets to the Centennial.        
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: Dena Marie Kern

Company:  ReMax Select

Classification: Real Estate: Residential

Sponsor: Gary Franks

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Centennial Event Details ~ RSVP Deadline 9/15/21
Dear Rotary Club of Tucson Members,
The Centennial Event Committee wishes to share with you the details of our Centennial Event created by your fellow Club members. 
As you approach the TCC portico, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at the Tucson Convention Center, you will encounter ten selected classic cars representing each decade of our Club’s existence. You then enter the Grand Lobby. You will be greeted by soft music and beautiful décor. We have selected awesome hot and cold appetizers (these are not your run of the mill cocktail hot dogs!).
These include:
Satays of Chicken, Beef, Tofu/Peppers
Sonoran Chicken
Ratatouille Phyllo with Boursin
Shredded Sonoran chicken, poblano and peppers
Green chili, etc, tortillas
Salami, provolone, peppers, and basil tortillas
And that’s just the appetizers!
The bar will be open with our ice luge available among other beverages.  Members will be able to stroll around the classic cars during the cocktail hour. Following the cocktail hour, we will move into the BEAUTIFULLY decorated Grand Ballroom. Our program begins with a selection of significant auction items for our live auction. We will have the opportunity to bid on the famous Jay Leno Garage Tour! The best live auction in 100 years. 
Dinner begins with wine (red and white of course) poured at your table.
You have the choice of three excellent entrée options to select which include:
Seared Atlantic Salmon
Butter Seared Fillet Mignon
Vegetarian – Bucatini Genovese Style, with Vegan Pesto and other treats
While there is more detail with our program, dinner will be followed by the debut of the critically acclaimed Rotary Club of Tucson short film (a sure Cannes winner), “Our First 100 Years.”
Guests are welcome.  Please invite your friends and family!
The ticket price is based on a breakeven budget. We have to pay a fee to Eventbrite for each ticket sold.
Food and beverage costs have increased and results in higher expenses (represents 65% of cost). We have to have a police officer to watch the classic cars (and us). There are other fixed costs related to the event. The rental space at TCC is $2600.  That is why the ticket price is as it is.
In order to make your reservations, please CLICK HERE.  If this does not work, try copying and pasting this link in your browser: 
Please take the time to register today!!
Many thanks to those members who have registered for our awesome Centennial Event on 9/25/21.
Thank you,
Lee Olitzky and The Wonderful Centennial Committee
Our Centennial Featured in the Daily Star
As many of you know, the Club's Centennial celebration was featured in a 14-page supplement in the "Arizona Daily Star" Sunday edition.  Many Rotarians jumped in and place ads, not only to promote their business, but also to congratulate our remarkable Rotary Club on it's 100 years of service.  Thank you to all who contributed to make this Centennial edition so special, and in case you did not get to see the supplement, here is the online link to the supplement -
Congratulations Rotary Club of Tucson!!!
TCC Doubletree Room Reservations 9-25-21
TCC Doubletree Room Reservations and Rates for the Centennial Event 9-25-21 
We have secured a 15 room block at the TCC Doubletree. We encourage you to reserve a room early to insure you will have one for the event.
Rotary Club of Tucson Room Block - 1 king at $115 per night plus tax. 
You may call the hotel, 520-372-7100 or use this direct link:
(Please, only if you run into a problem ask for Natalie Mendoza.)
#Irv's Rotary Fly Fishing Fund
We welcome President Mark "Irv" Irvin's challenge to fellow Rotarians to match funds for our club's use in supporting both our Club's international and local efforts.  These pledges are for the 2021/22 Rotary year and donations will go to your favorite Rotary programs, i.e. Paul Harris, Scholarships, the Tucson Classics Car Show.  If you are interested in supporting President Mark in his efforts, forms are available on the home page of our website under the RCOT Member Area drop down menu or at the registration table at our lunch meetings.  Thank you.
RCOT YouTube Live and YouTube Channel
We will no longer be streaming our meetings live via Facebook but we will be streaming live via our YouTube Channel.  We are encouraging you all to subscribe to our Channel in order to receive notices of when the meetings are streaming live.  After the live meeting, this video will become a recording and immediately posted on our YouTube Channel.  To view live CLICK HERE. 
To view videos 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:
Sep 22, 2021
Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc.
Sep 29, 2021
Oct 06, 2021
Car Show Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Sept 22, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Sep 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Replacement Mixer ~ Prep & Pastry ~ 9/29/21
Sep 29, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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