Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 22, 2020
Next Virtual Meeting is 4/21/20
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Insider's Overview of the NEW, BOLDER Tucson Lifestyle 4/21/20
John Hudak ~ Biography
John Hudak, the Publisher of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine was born and raised in Pittsburgh and moved to Tucson in 1975.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in journalism and creative writing.  After graduation, John put in 3 decades with Madden Media.  John’s tenure with Madden was marked by significant growth from less than 10 employees to more than 100, with clients in more than 40 states.  Under his leadership, Madden won hundreds of industry awards, including; The US Travel Association Mercury Award, The Web Marketing Association Best of Show, and Best Travel Advertising for Co-op Internet Advertising.
In 2016 John left Madden to found a Strategy and Consulting business whose clients included AZ Lodging & Tourism Association, Visit Tucson, HSL Properties, OnMedia Inc., among others before taking the helm at Tucson Lifestyle.
John has served on the Board of Directors for the US Travel Association, the California Travel Association, the Texas Tourism Industry Association, and the Southeast Tourism Society, as well as numerous local nonprofit boards and committees.
John has been honored with numerous tourism, media, and community service awards, including; The Shining Example Award from the Southeast Tourism Society, The Ambassador Award from Travel South USA, Media Person of the Year Award from the Southern Arizona Advertising Federation, Arts Supporter of the Year from the Tucson Pima Arts Council, and Alumnus of the Year for the University of Arizona English Department.
John presently serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including; UA Presents, UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. He’s the current President of Boys to Men Tucson, and he’s founded four non-profit arts and education organizations.
John has two children, a 23 year old son, and 27 year old daughter.
Home Hospitality ~ Virtually 4/2020
In order to keep the tradition alive, a few members hosted a Home Hospitality ~~~ VIRTUALLY!  We want to thank all that participated in this annual event even if it was from a distance.  Below are some screen shots, and as you can see, President Bob is living up to one of his goals ~ ~ He's having fun!
2020 Home Hospitality ~ Virtual
Proposed New Members
The following New Member applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Phil Malan
Company:  University of Arizona
Classification: Education: UA Medical School
Sponsor: Jay Gandolfi
New Member:  Joshua Taylor
Company:  Pacific Premier Bank
Classification: Finance: National Banks
Sponsor: Ted Forsberg
New Member:  Mark Taylor
Company:  WestLand Resources, Inc.
Classification: Architecture & Engineering: Environmental Consulting
Sponsor: Jill Madden
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, these applicants will be accepted.
New Member Spotlight ~ Wayne Wood
Who was your Sponsor?
Sponsor- Hugh Thompson Mentor- Bobby Larson
Where were you born?  Where did you grow up?
Born in Safford, AZ Grew up in Mesa, AZ
Where did you go to school?  Your Alma Mater?
Attended University of Arizona - B.S. (1968), Oregon Health Science University - M.D. (1972)
Tell us about your career(s).
Orthopedic Surgery Residency --- Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1973-1977) Founding Member ---Southern Arizona Orthopedics
Active in medical and community organizations in Tucson, state of Arizona, and Nationally Retired in 2017 after a 40 year career in Orthopedic Surgery
How can your experiences help other Club members?
I have personally and financially supported many service and charitable organizations and want to offer my energy to the work of RCOT.
What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
Medical Missions trips to Kenya (east Africa) and Baja California, Mexico
Nogales Mexican Children's Clinic
President and Board of Directors of my children's private school
Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Tucson Hospitals
What are your hobbies...your favorite things to do?
Adult education classes at U of A, traveling (domestic and international), hiking, volunteering
What would surprise people to know about you?
My grandfather came to Arizona from Texas in a covered wagon in the early 1900's.  He worked for the U of A College of Agriculture for 25 years.  As a teenager and young adult, I operated a Caterpillar bulldozer-type tractor and John Deere combine for my father's farming operation in Maricopa County.  I have been on three photo safaris in South Africa and Kenya.
What has been your best "Rotary Moment"?
What is the best part of Rotary...for YOU?
Please take some time to introduce yourself to Wayne Wood... WELCOME WAYNE!
Virtual Meeting Guest ~ Clarke Duncan
We are so excited to learn Former RCOT member, Clarke Duncan and his wife Shirley are enjoying our virtual meetings.  It is wonderful to be able to share and connect with old time members.  We certainly miss you Clarke!
Apr 29, 2020
Virtual Meeting
May 08, 2020
Virtual Meeting
May 19, 2020
Virtual Meeting
Jun 09, 2020
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