Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - June 16, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
6/23/21 Meeting Held @ Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol
Tucson, AZ  85718
United States
(520) 623-2281
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ 6/15/21 at Sands Club, UA
The Club will hold a Replacement/Social Mixer on TUESDAY, 6/15/21 at the Sands Club, UA, 565 N. Cherry Avenue, Fl. 5 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will be a replacement meeting for our Wednesday 6/16/21 lunch meeting. This evening will be loads of fun with the facility being exclusive to our club.  We look forward to seeing you there!!
"This is an excellent opportunity to introduce potential new members to the Club!"
Mystery Editor ~ 6/9/21
Rotary enthusiasm seems to be at an all-time high, certainly when The Rotary Club of Tucson meets at the beautiful Hacienda Del Sol Resort and is now anticipating our move to the Tucson Convention Center.  PRESIDENT JEN HOFFMAN is a one- woman greeting line and what a great way to be greeted.
Family member and husband of member LYNN, DAN DEVOU, Metro Medical Billing, led us in an energetic Pledge of Allegiance.  KHRIS DODGE accompanied on the keyboard our singing of “America the Beautiful.”  KHRIS seems to bring out the best in our voices.
There is a healing power in a loving child, as shown in the inspirational video.  When his mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Dustin Vitale became determined to take her and the entire family to Egypt by selling cheesesteak sandwiches out of his home. The $18,000 earned in only 6 weeks enabled mom Gloria and family to make her desired trip.  A loving son makes a difference!
PRESIDENT JEN introduced several guests as well as our virtual attendees.
Thanks, JEFF RONSTADT, for meeting the challenge of virtual and hybrid weekly Rotary programs during this past year.  Rotarians learned a great deal, we got to know our community much better and we certainly had occasion to laugh and applaud.  JEFF introduced a most interesting and informative program today with David Turpie, Vice President of Education, Exhibits & Publications with the Arizona Historical Society.  David emphasized the importance of the Arizona Historical Society which dates to 1864.  From Tucson, the Society branched out to Arizona History Museums in Flagstaff, Tempe and Yuma.  We feel fortunate in having David and his staff with us in Tucson at the Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St.  Our “hybrid” meeting also featured Shannon Fleischman, the Arizona Museums’ Curator, who virtually detailed “Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space.”  This exhibition is a must see for all Rotarians at our Tucson History Museum, now presenting through November 30th.  The Arizona Historical Society and Arizona History Museums have impressive web sites.  Additional support for the Society comes from memberships, contributions and programs.
Happy Birthday to GARY OLSEN, this past year’s excellent sergeant-at-arms, and new member, MITCH PISIK, Pisik Consulting Group.  Thank you, MITCH, for your humorous wisdom on the aging process. 
Announcements from PRESIDENT JEN and BRUCE JACOBS: Donations of $392 were made last week to the scholarship fund.   UA football coach, Jedd Fisch, presents on 6/23.  Replacement Mixer at Sands Club Tuesday evening, 6/15.   Change of Administration event will be Saturday evening, 6/26, at Westward Look Resort (rooftop).
PP JON WANG gave our Rotary history lesson on past member, Douglas Holsclaw, 1898-1995:  attorney, musician, state senator and state representative, composer of the official UA fight song and major contributor to the cultural life in Tucson.  Surviving tuberculosis can have its rewards.
PP HUGH THOMPSON, co-chair of the Member Support Committee with FRANK DAHL, made us aware of the re-energized committee and its need for several female Rotarians. PP HUGH also promoted the TCCS business cards and card holders which are an added aid in selling TCCS tickets.
Proposed New Members
The following New Members' applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Brent DeRaad
Classification:  Community & Social Services: Visit Tucson
Company:  Visit Tucson
Sponsor: Mark Irvin
New Returning Member:  John McCaleb
Classification:  Retired:  Construction - Remodeling
Sponsor: Mark Irvin
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicants will be accepted.
Change of Administration Event ~ Westward Look ~ 6/26
The Change of Administration (COA) will take place on Saturday, June 26th, at the beautiful Westward Look Resort (Sonoran Rooftop), 245 East Ina Road, start time is 6:00 p.m.  This event is not a Replacement for a meeting and therefore all attendees must pay $55 which will be billed to your account.  All must register so please go to our home page at, scroll down the left hand side to Upcoming Events.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, 6/21/21 by 12:00 p.m.  Do not forget to register your guests.
The COA is a really fun evening when President Jen passes the gavel to incoming President, Mark Irvin.  Katherine Byrnes, along with our very own Khris Dodge and a live band will be entertaining you and your guests for the evening.  Also, if you would like to stay at the beautiful resort, Westward Look is offering overnight rooms for $99 plus tax for Friday and/or Saturday evening.  To make reservations, please contact Brittania Tobin at
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 


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:
Jun 23, 2021
(Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
Jun 30, 2021
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Upcoming Events
June 23, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hacienda del Sol
Jun 23, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
COA Event - 6/26/21 (ALL MUST REGISTER)
Jun 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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