Rotary Club of
Tucson
"Tucsotarian"
Tucsotarian - February 8, 2023
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
 
 
Stories
Replacement/Social Mixer ~ Noble Hops 2/8/23
Our Replacement/Social Mixer is WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2023 at Noble Hops (DoubleTree), 445 S. Alvernon Way from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer replaces our Wednesday lunch meeting.  If you have not registered and want to attend, please call the Rotary office.  Let's all have some fun and fellowship at Noble Hops!
 
Remember, no lunch meeting on Wednesday, February 8th.
Mystery Editor 02/02/23
The Club Assembly was held at the lovely Westward Look Resort.  Of course, the meeting room is the furthest from the parking lot and required 3000 steps from car to table to attend.
 
The meeting bell was promptly sounded at 12:00pm by PRESIDENT JACOBS.   BRUCE TUNZE was introduced to lead us in pledge and song. The INSPIRATION was led by JIM WOOD.  JIM WOOD’S focus was on Make Way For Books.  The group was asked to enjoy their lunch.
 
At 12:15pm, PRESIDENT JACOBS commenced the meeting. Sergeant at Arms, KHRIS DODGE was brought up to introduce our guests and do the raffle.  The raffle appears to be over $2000.00 at present.  The large pot remains in play—only the small pot was tendered.
 
PRESIDENT BRUCE opened the club assembly—this is not his club—but our club.  The goal is table discussion of issues and direction of the club. 
 
The first point of discussion is the increase in the cost of lunches and venue.  The new contract was received for 2023-2024 for The Tucson Convention Center.  Rio Nuevo is subsidizing our A/V costs once again for the upcoming year.  The cost increase would be approximately $75.00 a quarter or $300.00 a year for the average member.  Do we do the increase, decrease meetings, or find sponsors?
 
Do we move venues?  Would it save us money?  The various venue costs were presented, and it appears the TCC is the most cost effective.  70 members have joined since moving downtown.  If we could add 40-50 members—we would have a slight increase.  The Five Year Strategic Plan was to grow membership to 300 members.  We’re currently at 215.  
 
The three questions if we go to three meetings a month—Is your club filling your needs, how do we increase member engagement, how do we build greater fellowship?  The meeting was given to table discussions on the following:  venues and number of meetings a month, service projects, and social engagement and increasing or finding new members.  Time was given to the tables for discussion.
 
Table leaders presented some basic info from the discussion time. 
 
The overall meeting seemed cathartic—many ideas, much engagement and some differences of opinion seemingly based on tenure.  However, there was a general level of heightened engagement and it seemed to really energize the group.
 
                                                     Club Assembly ~2/1/23
 
Announcements:
 
Next Club Assembly—March 22nd 2023
Replacement Social Mixer—February 8th—sign up on the website
 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30pm by PRESIDENT BRUCE.
Hiking ~ La Milagrosa Trail ~ 2/11/23
Greetings fellow hiking enthusiasts!
 
As we enter a new year, time to "kick the tires" and get ourselves back into the swing.  Here is the first of the organized treks for next week and schedule for the year to follow shortly.  Look forward to seeing you on the trails, my friends!
 
Saturday, Februay 11th, 2023
 
La Milagrosa Trail - Out and Back - 8AM Meeting for 8:15 AM Departure at Trailhead 
Parking for this trailhead is located on N Avenida de Suzenu. This is off-street parking near resident's home- please be respectful of private property. 
This 10.1-mile out-and-back trail near Tucson, Arizona. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 52 min to complete. 
 
Wear Your Western Garb ~ 2/22/23
 
 
Please wear your Western Garb to our February 22nd meeting at TCC.  Let's all dress up and celebrate this Tucson Tradition ~ The 2023 Tucson Rodeo!!
Update on Polio From Rotary International
No new Wild Polio cases were reported this past week!
 
What is the Polio Picture?  — On January 29, 2023, Pakistan launched its first anti-polio campaign of the year, targeting 44.2 million children under the age of five.  Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif kicked off the nationwide drive by administering polio drops to children in the capital, Islamabad, saying Pakistan was unfortunately among the few countries that still suffered from the disease. Twenty cases were reported in the tribal North Waziristan area last year, though the disease was contained among other children through immunization, Sharif said.  Around 44 million children in 156 districts will be immunized.  This includes 22.54 million children in Punjab, 10.1 million in Sindh and 7.4 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. (AP)
Rotary Around Town
Please join us in this Rotary clean up project on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
 
Miles of Memories
Miles of Memories
 
I shared with those in attendance on the 13th that this next year I want us to share “Miles of Memories” together. I referenced the memories we have created together over the years and the impact we have had in so many others lives as well as our own.
 
The children and the parents receiving the grass ball field in San Carlos transformed from a dirt lot. The recipients and their families that obtained their mobility by receiving a wheelchair in Nogales. The memories of our member that participated along with the memories of working together on various local workday projects. Our hiking, golf, home hospitality fellowships and the list goes on.
 
I ask for you to help me on “our journey” over this next year by sponsoring me in the “Miles of Memories.” My goal is to walk a minimum of 35 miles a week, 1,825 for the year and honestly want to surpass 2000+. I would like for you to consider donating by the mile and we will share the outcome at the first meeting of each month on my progress.
 
Donations can go to the Foundation toward a Paul Harris, the President’s Discretionary Fund, or others of your choosing. I want us to have fun on our journey over this next year and to INSPIRE each other and our benefactors through the world of Rotary.
 
Thank you for your support in making our 102nd year one where we create memories together.
 
YIR
Bruce
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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: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotary+club+of+tucson
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