Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - September 8, 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
Togetherness in a Fractured World
A brief look at the Fox Tucson Theatre, the Crown Jewel of Downtown Tucson and the role that live performance plays in an increasingly fractured world.  We'll look at where she's been, where she is today, and where she's headed including the Return to the Fox 2021 - 2022 season unfolding in the midst of ongoing change and uncertainty.
Bonnie Schock ~ Biography
Bonnie Schock brings 25 years of professional, nonprofit arts leadership experience to her role as Executive Director at the Fox Tucson Theatre. She has been a presenter, producer, stage director, grant maker, interdisciplinary arts educator and practitioner, and led a range of organizations and projects. She holds an M.F.A in Stage Directing from the University of Minnesota. Prior to the Fox, she led the historic Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts through a programming renaissance. She served as Program Officer at the MN State Arts Board, guiding the largest state investment in the arts in the nation, specifically building the Arts Tour MN program, where she gained comprehensive knowledge of performance touring. She has been a Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the Shannon Institute, and the Bush Foundation’s Creative Community Leadership Program. Schock has a lifelong commitment to the transformative power of the arts at both the individual and community levels. She has a particular love of historic venues, for the rich tapestry of history, memory, and emotion that they hold; and the endless possibilities for community connection they provide. 
Mystery Editor ~ 9/01/21
What a special Rotary Club of Tucson meeting!
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN kicked off the meeting by welcoming District Governor HANK HUISKING to the microphone to lead us in the Pledge.  MITCH PISIK followed the DG for the Inspiration and noted that his Father and Father-in-Law died just days apart and the outpouring of love and condolences from his fellow Rotarians meant the world to him.  He was inspired to talk about time and how we must not take it for granted and not waste it.  DG HANK led us in “My Country Tis of Thee” and we were seated for our lunch.  The pressing question on everyone’s mind was “Is it fish or is it thin chicken?” Rotarians learned quickly that it was fish and delicious.
PAST PRESIDENT BOB LOGAN broke out of his shell and introduced the keynote speaker, DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF DISTRICT 5500, HANK, only after pushing car show cards with his name on them and asking the District Governor to solicit her friends to buy raffle tickets for him.
DG HANK reminded her fellow Rotarians that there are now 51 Clubs in her District, which she is proud of. She praised the Rotary Club of Tucson’s Board for all the wonderful things they are doing to recruit and retain new members.  She reminded the attendees that her action plan is to increase impact, increase our ability to adapt and increase participant engagement.
She noted that the new PRESIDENT OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, SHEKHAR (pronounced Shaker) MEHTA, from Calcutta, India also encourages all members to “Connect, Partner & Serve.” She remembered him saying, “Service is the rent I pay for the space I take on this Earth and I want to be a good tenant.”  PRESIDENT SHEKHAR’S challenge to all Rotarians is for each member to bring a member and along those same lines for each member to keep a member.  He also wants Rotarians to focus on empowering girls and giving them the resources for success. Finally, he’d like to accentuate the importance of Rotary Days of Service, which DG HANK hopes that we can institute regularly on a quarterly basis.
Lastly, DG Hank recognized the situation in Afghanistan and noted that it, along with Pakistan, are the last two areas that continue to need Polio vaccinations.  She announced that the Rotary has set a year in which Polio will be eradicated from the world in 2026. Though it is an ambitious goal, it is achievable.
Don’t forget to sign up for the District 5500 Fall Conference which will be held at Casino Del Sol on 10/29 -10/30.  The Conference will feature Paul Cicala, Allan Mallory who climbed Mt. Everest and who will be leading leadership seminars and a masquerade ball.  Sign up for your tickets and you’ll be entered to win a shiny new car window shade with “Rotary International” emblazoned on it.
DG HANK’S presentation was followed by necessary updates about the Centennial Gala, Car Show and Auction. There are currently 120 people registered for the Centennial Gala and if registrations don’t hit at least 200, they may need to cancel it, so now is the time to get online and RSVP.  We also need your help selling Car Show raffle tickets to your friends and family.  We have sold 41% of our goal and need to work hard to sell the remaining 59%.
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
#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 Centennial Event Invitation and Registration ~ 9/25/21
Hello Members,
Time is ticking to sign up for the Rotary Club of Tucson’s 100 Year Celebration!  In order to make your reservations, please CLICK HERE.  If this does not work, try copying and pasting this link in your browser:
This should take you to our Eventbrite registration.  You will be asked to register yourself and your guests, make your meal choices and also make payment. If you are registering a guest(s), please be sure to scroll down and fill out the registration in its entirety.  Details regarding the evening event are in the below invitation.
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.)
Rotary Fitness Bulletin Board
We are bringing back the Rotary Fitness Bulletin Board so........ let's get physical!!!! To participate or see what others are doing to stay healthy, go to the club website home page, scroll down the left side to RCOT Links and click on "RCOT Fitness Bulletin Board".  There you will see a spreadsheet listing all activities members have posted.  No need to sign up, just show up!  Oh, and by the way, if there is an activity you will be participating in, please feel free to post.  Others may want to join you!  This spreadsheet is handled solely by the members, so please remember after posting your activity, don't forget to remove after your fitness program has ended.  Thank you and let's get movin...
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:
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Tucson Young Professionals
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Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc.
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Car Show Meeting
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Upcoming Events
Sept 15, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Sep 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Sept 22, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Sep 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
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