Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 8, 2020
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
The Statues That Walked ~ 4/10/20
Dr. Hunt will share results from nearly 20 years of field research on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Among his findings, he and his colleagues have discovered how hundreds of multi-ton statues were transported to every part of the island. Painstaking, detailed study of the island’s nearly 1000 statues revealed they were engineered for transport in rather ingenious ways. Hunt’s scientific research complements the native islanders’ oral traditions and reveals how the history of Rapa Nui has been so dramatically misunderstood and misrepresented.
Dr. Terry Hunt ~ Biography
Dr. Terry Hunt is Dean of the UA Honors College and Professor of Anthropology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawaii in 1976, his master’s degree at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1980, and his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Washington. Dr. Hunt previously served as dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where the college secured a top 10 ranking by Public University Honors. In September, 2017 he was named dean of the UA Honors College. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on the human and environmental histories of the Pacific Islands, where he has conducted field research for more than 4 decades. Dr. Hunt has led study abroad courses for the past 18 years to Rapa Nui (otherwise known as Easter Island). He is the author of “The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island and his research was the focus of a National Geographic magazine cover story and a Nova-National Geographic TV documentary in 2012. 
Mystery Editor ~ 4/1/20
President BOB opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to our second virtual meeting during this new normal for the Rotary Club of Tucson.
The pledge was brought to us by Norma Higuera-Trask from Challenger Middle School as she teaches the Sunnyside School District students the history of the pledge of allegiance.
For our song, KHRIS DODGE played I am proud to be an American.  
Our inspiration was a video of Jason McElwain known as J-Mac lighting up the basketball court with 20 points in the last four minutes of the first game he ever played in his varsity career. J-Mac is an inspiration to us all.
President BOB introduced KHRIS DODGE’S In-Home Concert series and it was a huge encouragement. With KHRIS on the piano, we were entertained by some wonderful vocalists including Katherine Byrnes, along with her husband, Ryan on guitar.  Katherine performed live at a previous Rotary meeting and she certainly is an amazing talent.  Thank you KHRIS for putting this concert on for all of us to enjoy during these troubling times.
Our birthday members were RICHARD WHITE and CHRIS MOONEY. Happy Birthday RICHARD and CHRIS!
Happy Birthday!
BRETT STEIN shared his random acts of kindness experience. BRETT purchased the groceries of two elderly women who were caught completely off guard and they were overwhelmed with joy to the point of tears. What a great story!  BOB, what a wonderful program you introduced to our Rotary members.
President BOB reminded us about his number one goal being, Have Fun! With that, President BOB played a video about two German scientists testing beer and in fact it is Helium beer. A very funny video that turns out to be an April Fool’s Day joke. Well played Mr. President!!
JONI CONDIT shared how she and her team are serving her La Posada community and the average age of a resident is 85 years old. JONI and her team are over achievers to say the least.
Thank you, JEFF RONSTADT and Ronstadt Insurance for being today’s sponsor of our virtual meeting.
President BOB ended the meeting with a slide and a quote.
Home Hospitality Week Cancelled
Our Home Hospitality Week scheduled from April 13th through April 19th is cancelled.
4/25 Work Project ~ Triangle YMCA Ranch Cancelled
This year’s 8th Rotary Days project at the Triangle Y Ranch on April 25th has been cancelled.  A big thank you goes out to those who were going to dedicate their Saturday to this project.
Resignations and Leave of Absence
The following members have resigned from the Rotary Club of Tucson:
Bob Hopkins
Rob Murphy
Jack Parris
Jon Plimpton
The following members are on Leave of Absence:
Billy Anastopolous
Nick Jones
Apr 10, 2020
Terry Hunt ~ UA Honors College ~ The Statues That Walked
Apr 21, 2020
John Hudak - Tucson Lifestyles
Apr 29, 2020
Adriana Rincon ~ Angel Charities
May 07, 2020
Edmund Marquez ~ Sunshine Mile Update
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