Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - July 14, 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
TAR Centennial Celebration

Randy looks forward to sharing with the Rotary Club of Tucson the state of the real estate market today. In addition, Randy will talk about the history of the association as TAR is celebrating their 100th birthday in 2021.


Randy Rogers, CEO
Tucson Association of REALTORS®
Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona

Randy Rogers brings over 25 years of experience strategically building teams and leading organizations to successfully achieve their goals and objectives. Randy joined as the new CEO of Tucson Association of REALTORS®, Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona and Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation on June 26, 2017.

Prior to joining the team, Rogers served as the Associate Vice President for Development at DePauw University, a top-tier private liberal arts college. He organized an efficient and effective structure for development that enabled DePauw to launch and achieve substantial progress towards its $300 million campaign. Prior to DePauw, Rogers spent several years building teams across all aspects of fundraising, from annual giving to endowment and capital project campaigns, with Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation.
As the CEO, Rogers works with dedicated leaders from three Boards of Directors --Tucson Association of REALTORS®, Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona and Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation -- as well as community partners, and more than 6,500 members.
This meeting is sponsored by:
Mystery Editor - 7/7/21
WOW!!  What a way to begin our Centennial Year…We all are very impressed with the New Home of the Rotary Club of Tucson, the Tucson Convention Center.  Alot has changed with the Convention Center over the years and now with the near completion of the enhancements, upgrades and additions to the entire Complex, we can finally say ‘We’re Back’.  And we are poised to do great things.
JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD led the Pledge of Allegiance and Song with Musical accompaniment by KHRIS DODGE on the Keyboard and DAN DEVOU on the Guitar.
MITCH PISIK, New Rotarian (since 03/25/21) gave the Inspiration which was fantastic.  He talked about what makes Rotarians special in our desire to serve our community in every way possible. 
Past president JEN HOFFMAN opened the Program that welcomed President MARK IRVIN.  JEN also received her Past President Rotary Badge and Rotary Theme Banner.
President MARK IRVIN opened the meeting by welcoming the many guests and acknowledged the new Rotary Members that have joined the Club over the past 6 months.  President MARK started by introducing Board members, BRUCE JACOBS, PE, Citations and Club Recognition.  GLENN EWING, Club Treasurer, MARCY EULER, RCOT Secretary, JOE DANISZEWSKI, Youth Services, KURTIS DAWSON, Service Projects, JEANNE FLOWER, Social Director and Program Management, ROB LAMASTER, Community Service and Recognition, CHRIS MOONEY, Public Relations, STEVE PICKERING, Membership.  He also acknowledged KHRIS DODGE, Sargent at Arms, DORINNA YORK, Club Executive Director, KARI MEGER, Assistant Director.
President MARK offered many thanks to everyone that helped him during his President Elect Year.
President MARK gave every member a New Rotary pin and expects everyone to proudly wear their pins.  He did mention ‘fines’!
MARK told everyone to look over the RCOT 5 Year Plan which includes: Membership, focusing on Youth, Women, and Diversity to make the Club more reflective of our population.  He pointed out where we stand with our membership in relation to other Rotary Clubs in the United States, 20th largest as well as Internationally, 35th and the largest Club in Arizona.
President MARK elaborated on what we can expect during his year: Great Key Note Speakers,  Tucson Treasures, Inspirations, History Lessons, More Music and more Social events,  past students speaking about where they are now, more Online events with Facebook and Switcher Studios. 
President MARK introduced the information initiative Fitness Board, and also will communicate where we are as a club in the areas of  Membership, Participation, Youth, Women, Age Distribution, Car Show and other key areas that are measurable.  Those categories will be presented in Slide format at future meetings.
MARK’S vision includes collaborations with other Rotary Clubs to use our influence to bring our Clubs activities together, such as events with the Roadrunners, the SugarSkulls, the FOX Theatre in having Rotary Nights at those events. President MARK talked about the Deck Hockey Rink that the Club financed and installed, that needs some completion such as landscaping and tree planting and possibly collaborating with the Mayor’s City Tree Planting initiative. MARK expounded on the TCC and the revitalization of the Downtown area.  There are a lot of opportunities Downtown.  Take the Cable Car and explore our Downtown. He then discussed three things we can all do.  Service above Self, everyone bring ONE and Engage, this is your Club. President MARK brought up the idea of a RCOT Time Capsule for our Centennial Year. Mark’s personal fundraiser is Fly Fishing. More to come on that. President MARK ended with three questions for everyone: Why did you join? Why are you staying? And what are you going to do to make it better? 
The Birthdays recognized this meeting – JIM LUBINSKI, and WAYNE MEYER.  Happy Birthday Gentlemen and thank you for your donations!
BOBBY LARSON talked about recruitment of Ex-Rotarian members to re-join the Club. CHAR HARRIS delivered our 1 minute History Lesson.
MARK thanked everyone for joining and gave his toast.  Meeting was adjourned right on time.
Proposed New Member
The following New Member's application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Member:  Leigh-Anne Harrison
Classification:  Construction:  Commercial
Company:  CHASSE Building Team
Sponsor: Mark Irvin
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicant will be accepted.
~ Travel To The TCC ~
You all have received the recent email with some directions from our members to the Tucson Convention Center.  We thought we would post one or two a week in the bulletin until we all find the best route that works for us.  So, here are a couple that may help you get there quick and easy!

Take Craycroft to 22nd Street.  Go West on 22nd to golf Links/Baraza.  Take this to Broadway and go to Church Avenue to the Parking Lot A at the TCC.
From Campbell and Speedway to 6th Avenue.  Take left on 6th to Congress and make right on Congress and then a left on to Church Avenue.  Proceed to Parking Lot A at the TCC.  If you would like a more scenic trip, take 4th Avenue down to Congress.
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...

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 


Ride The Streetcar Downtown
Hey all,
While you are downtown, why not do a little exploring and get to know our Town.  Did you know you can jump on and off the Sun Link Streetcar at 23 different spots along the route with four actually serving the TCC?  And, did you know that riding the Streetcar is free until the end of the year?  Below is the link to the Streetcar map and website.  Let's hang around town and have some fun!
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:
Jul 21, 2021
Legacy of Partnership: DMAFB & Tucson (Meeting Held at Hacienda del Sol)
Jul 28, 2021
Arizona Women's Basketball Program Update
Aug 04, 2021
Cathedral Square
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Upcoming Events
July 21, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hacienda del Sol
Jul 21, 2021
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Jul 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
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