Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - February 9, 2022
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
Replacement/Social Mixer at Hotel Congress ~ 2/9/22
The Sweetheart/Social Mixer is on WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2022 at Hotel Congress (The Century Room), 311 E. Congress Street from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This Mixer will replace our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 2/9/22We are limited to 75 seats, so it will be on a first come basis.  ALL must register on the Club Website at  under "Upcoming Events".  Parking is available at AC Marriott, Depot Plaza Garage, and at Maynards.  Bring your Guest/Sweetheart, the fee is $35 and will be billed to your account. There will be LIVE MUSIC and a cash bar.
So remember, if you plan to attend, don't wait to sign up.  Again, only 75 spots are available!
Let's all have some fun and fellowship at the Sweetheart/Social Mixer. 
If you have any questions, contact the Rotary office.
(Please be aware of the Covid protocols through Pima County)
Mystery Editor ~ 2/2/22
This week we returned to the Westward Look due to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the TCC.  PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN rang the bell to begin the meeting.
We were led in the pledge and song by JENNIFER HOFFMAN.  The song for today was “My Country Tis of Thee”. 
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN reminded the members of the COVID Protocol.  We will continue to do our best to keep members safe. 
Then, PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN asked for a moment of silence for GERRY HALLOWELL’s wife Elinor who passed away on Saturday.  No details at this time but we will keep the members posted.  Please be sure to sign the cards circulating for Gerry. 
Welcome back to KEN LIGHT after having hip replacement surgery. 
The Inspirational Moment was given by HUGH THOMPSON.
We then broke for lunch and fellowship.  After a short break for lunch, PRESIDENT MARK introduced the SERGEANT AT ARMS, KHRIS DODGE, who then introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians on this chilly Wednesday at The Westward Look Resort.
Today’s Program was introduced with a video about Russell True the White Stallion Ranch & True Ranch Hospitality; “Dude Ranching in Arizona”.  Russell gave a very informative presentation on dude ranching in our area and the history of The White Stallion Ranch along with other ranches in the Tucson area.  He told the story of how his family purchased the Ranch and his mother’s reason for staying was for the mountain views.  Then Russell took a few questions from the audience.  The book “Mr. Noisy at the Dude Ranch” was given to Russell True to sign for our Make Way for Books Library as we continue to support children’s literacy in Tucson.  Thank you to Russell for coming to speak to us and inform us that ranching is still alive in Tucson.
Next, we were introduced to our newest member and Blue Badge presentation: JOHN MCCALEB who was introduced by PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN.  JOHN, as many of you may know, is a returning member and Past President who took a hiatus for a while but is happy to be back.  JOHN then said a few words about his past membership and looking forward to being a part of this great Club again. 
Our History Moment was presented by BOB SHAFF.  BOB gave a presentation showcasing CHARLOTTE HARRIS the 88th president.  She exemplifies the Rotary spirit of Service Above Self and all its values.  CHARLOTTE is a very special person and has been a tremendous asset to our club over the last 20 years.  Her Past President Video was then shown and CHARLOTTE took a moment to share final thoughts as well as thank BOB SHAFF for all the efforts he’s put into this Past Presidents project; he’s worked hard and done a great job of capturing our history. 
Next is the always anticipated Raffle and King of Clubs Game presented by SERGEANT AT ARMS KHRIS DODGE.  MONTE CLAUSEN’S ticket was drawn but the King of Clubs was not, so better luck next week as the deck continues to get smaller! 
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN gave an update on #Irv’s Fly-Fishing Fund and showed a picture of CHUCK SAWYER and his son Bennett with a fish they recently caught.  CHUCK thank you for your donation to the Fund.
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN reminded everyone to wear their rodeo attire for the meetings on 2/16 and 2/23.
VICKIE JACOBS announced the Social Mixer on 2/9 at The Hotel Congress.  Sign up on the website as soon as you can.  Should be fun with live music and a bunch of fellowship!
KHRIS DODGE reminded everyone of the Blood Drive at the 2/16 meeting located at the TCC.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the registration table. 
SCOTT VAUGHAN presented DIANA MADARAS with her Blue Badge.  DIANA MADARAS then gave a Happy Jackson about the upcoming event for the Tucson Wildlife Center benefit that is a dinner at La Paloma on March 6th.  Please see DIANA for more information on this wonderful event. 
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN updated the members on the Tucson Rodeo Beer Sales for the Catalina Rotary.  There is still an opportunity to sign up. 
BRUCE JACOBS gave a Happy Jackson about his wife being promoted to President of the newly formed Agave Title Agency.  He is finally a ‘kept man’!  
PRESIDENT MARK IRVIN closed with a final thank you to all our members, guests, and virtual attendees and congratulated JOHN MCCALEB on his return, and DIANA MADARAS on her blue badge.  PRESIDENT MARK gave the final toast before ringing the bell to adjourn the meeting.
Proposed New Member
The following New Member's application has been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
Returning Member: Terri Bowen
Company: MADD - Arizona
Classification:  Community & Social Services: MADD Arizona
Sponsor: Lee Olitzky
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicant will be accepted.
Rotary Club of Tucson Blood Drive ~ 2/16/22
The Rotary Club of Tucson will be holding a Blood Drive during our February 16th lunch meeting at the TCC.  The American Red Cross is in need of your help and they will be available between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Please click on the link below to sign up and once there use sponsor code:  Tucsonrotary to schedule your appointment.
Please contact Mike Sagara at if you have questions.
Give Blood -- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. 
Hiking ~ Save The Date ~ 2/19/22
"Save the date, Saturday, February 19th for the Sid Hirsh Memorial Hike of Tumamoc Hill.    This mid town "hike" is fun for everyone whether your goal is midpoint, the summit or Sid's hike of summit and a half it is a great start to the day.  Meet time will be 7:30AM and please be sure to follow all parking regulations.  For those that are hungry after the hike, breakfast burritos and horchata coffee at Seis Kitchen will follow.  Hope to see you there and more to come!"
Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month


One of the six areas of focus of Rotary we don’t seem to talk about very much is peacebuilding and conflict prevention (the actual area of focus is named "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution"), which is the theme for the month of February. It is often, however, the conflicts that occur throughout the world that are the root causes of poverty, despair, economic hardship and poor health. Take for instance the major deterrent to polio eradication: the difficulty in vaccinating children in war torn countries. Rotary International as an organization understands this relationship and therefore is deeply invested in supporting individuals and programs that will develop leaders who are committed to seeking ways toward peace. The path toward peace begins with understanding and respect for the differences that make us unique.

These are the same types of values that are studied in the peace centers supported by Rotary International in association with several major universities across the globe. The mission of these centers is to “empower, educate, and increase the capacity of peace builders through rigorous academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities.

Through this experience, Rotary Peace Fellows build the skills needed to act as leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution both in their communities and around the globe. These Fellows develop the skills needed to act as “leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution both in their communities and around the globe.” As Rotarians we should all be similarly committed to understanding the conflicts that exist in our own society, to speak out when necessary, and to seek solutions that reflect the values of Rotary.

Through global grant activities, clubs and districts can participate in strategically focused, high-impact activities that align with Rotary goals that address this area of focus including to train leaders including potential youth leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, support peacebuilding in communities and regions affected by conflict, and support studies related to peace and conflict prevention/resolution for career-minded professionals.

RCOT Motorsports Fellowship

Clip Baby Monkeytree | Photo Auto Racing RCOT MOTORSPORTS FELLOWSHIP

PCA - Southern Arizona Sunday, March 6, 2022

Musselman Honda Circuit, Tucson, AZ

Registration ends in a month at March 3, 2022 6:00 PM MST
Tentative Schedule:
Tech & Registration 7AM to 8AM
Driver Mtg: 8:20AM
Parade Laps: 8:35AM
First Car on Track: 9 AM  
Track link:  Muss Config 3 v2.2.pdf
Please join us for our first High Performance Driver Education event of 2022.  Continuous lapping with a passing zone. All makes of vehicles are welcome.   PCA is currently allowing in car instruction for novice/1st time drivers.  Instructors are limited so sign-up early.    
Registration Fee:  $187 and it includes lunch from Baggins.    Sandwiches, chips, and a cookie.
Registration is limited to 30 drivers so sign-up early.  
No registration at the track.
Requirements as follows:
  • Do not come if you are sick or show any symptoms
  • Please bring a face mask
  • No Pets
PCA-SAR Driver Education Information go to
Irv's Rotary Flyfishing Fund
The opportunities to showcase your fish during Irv's Centennial year are shrinking.  You will not want to miss the chance to showcase your fish, or better yet your Kids and Grandkids with a fish!  Don’t let the Wall of Fame escape you.  Join these other folks who have made it to the Wall of Fame and donated to Rotary charities.  Please reach out to Dorinna or Irv for all the details. 
The following member has resigned from the Rotary Club of Tucson:
Melissa Rynders
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:
Feb 16, 2022
Tucson Rodeo Parade & Museum
Feb 23, 2022
YMCA Downtown Renovation
Mar 02, 2022
Mar 09, 2022
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Upcoming Events
February 16, Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
Feb 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
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