Rotary Club of
Tucson
"Tucsotarian"
Tucsotarian - May 11, 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
 
 
Stories
Downtown Tucson
Scott Stiteler is the principal owner of Tucson Urban LLC and several related entities.  He received a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University in 1989 and a MBA from Santa Clara University in 1992.  In 1990 Mr. Stiteler formed Stellar Homes, Inc. to build urban, infill, residential projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1994 Mr. Stiteler expanded development activities to Tucson, Arizona.  He has developed approximately twenty-five projects in the Tucson area and continues with those endeavors.  While in Tucson, Mr. Stiteler diversified his development focus, expanding into income producing properties and redevelopment of vintage buildings in downtown Tucson. In 2012, Mr. Stiteler partnered with Rudy Dabdoub and his family on a variety of endeavors. In the past sixteen years, projects in downtown Tucson include redevelopment and renovation of three city blocks at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Congress Street and recently the renovation of the Corbett block at 6th Avenue and 7th Street.  Notable downtown projects include One North Fifth apartments, the Hub Restaurant, Connect Coworking at Rialto, Hub Ice Cream Factory, Playground, Good Oak Bar, Love Burger, and AC Tucson Hotel by Marriott.  Future projects include Moxy Hotel by Marriott, a joint venture on the Ronstadt Transit Center, an urban pickle ball and beer garden project, an Italian restaurant, and main street in downtown Marana.  He is an active early-stage investor in several consumer products that brought innovation to a stale environment. 
 
Mr. Stiteler currently resides in Belvedere, California with his wife, Jane, two daughters and two sons.  He is a founder and board member at Del Bac in Tucson along with the Wiener Friendship Cup in Tiburon, California.   In his free time, Mr. Stiteler enjoys open water swimming, triathlon, Cub Scouts, travel with family, and taking pictures of urban settings. 
Mystery Editor ~ 5/4/22
PRESIDENT MARK started our meeting by leading us into a moment of silence for the people of the Ukraine, sharing that Russia has 127 Rotary Clubs with 1200 members, and despite being significantly smaller the Ukraine has 62 Rotary Clubs and 6 Satellite clubs with 1100 members and 24 Rotaract clubs with 300 members.
 
PAT PATTON led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and we all sang along to “My Country Tis of Thee” accompanied by Ride to End Polio and Pianist extraordinaire GARY HIRSCH.
 
KURTIS DAWSON inspired us, he thinks we need a big mirror to take a look at ourselves and reflect on all the wonderful things we do as Rotarians.
 
GARY OLSEN stood in as SAA and introduced our guests.
 
PRESIDENT MARK introduced Past President, Past Car Show Chair and Current Foundation Chair JONI CONDIT who spoke of the RCOT Foundation and “How our Club Gives Back”. She shared the amazing ways our Foundation gives back to the community. Since the Foundation was formed in 1975 by LARRY ADAMSON, we have donated substantially to causes both locally and internationally. By the end of this year our expected charitable donations should reach $480,305.00- WOW, yay us, and that is in just one year!
 
BOBBY LARSON talked about our “Sweet Sixteen(th)” Car Show and his role as the TCCS Chair.  He pointed to the screen and showed us our beautiful C7 Corvette (which goes really fast, ask DAVE WHITE) that the one and only MIKE ANDERSON found and all that goes in to make it work; Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers, ticket sales, Our Amazing Sponsors, our Beneficiaries and more opportunities for our members to contribute in all of these areas.
 
Another HUGE announcement BOBBY made was in introducing our 2023 TCCS Car Show Chair: LEE OLITZKY! Congratulations and Thank you LEE!
 
Then our very own JIM MURPHY, head of the Grants Committee, discussed two very important votes club members need to make: 1) Do we want TCCS to continue as our major fundraiser for 2023-2025, and 2) do you agree with the Community needs assessment results that the Grants Committee presented.
 
All three signed the book “Share a Little Kindness” that will be placed in our Make Way for Books library.
 
We celebrated the birthdays of RICHARD WHITE who apparently grew this past year and JO DECHATELET who wants you to come party it up with her as a member of the Legacy Society.
 
We had a Paul Harris Presentation from CHARLOTTE HARRIS, recognizing JONI CONDIT and her three lovely and accomplished Granddaughters, congratulations to all of you.
 
JIM RONSTADT shared the history of a longtime friendship exchange we had with a Rotary Club from Magdalena Mexico. Hopefully we can reconnect with this club in the near future. Thank you, JIM for giving us that little history lesson.
 
MITCH PISIK helped out with the raffle and the winner was JAY GANDOLFI but the Queen of Hearts was drawn.
 
On to announcements:
Spencer Larson is the most recent addition to “Irv’s Fly Fishing Fund.
The time capsule event was a lot of fun, thanks to those who attended and JOHN MCCALEB for prepping the site for the burial of the capsule.  See you in 2121…
Our Adorable stuffed bears and dogs are looking for homes for babies/grandbabies of Rotarians.
Boys and Girls Club Work Project is coming along, a work date will be posted soon.
Our club received the Silver Hero Award from Shelter box for 20-21, congratulations on the great work during JEN HOFFMAN’S Presidency!
We are having another blood drive on 5/11 at the TCC, please sign up. We are still having a blood shortage and the Red Cross needs every last drop.
LYNN DEVOU congratulated the Beer Sale volunteers from the street fair, they raised over $5,400 for Scholarships!
And, PRESIDENT MARK is posting the FINAL COUNTDOWN… 56 days til PE BRUCE JACOBS takes over as our 102 Club President.
 
Next week’s keynote speaker is Scott Stiteler from Downtown Tucson, hope to see you there!
 
PRESIDENT MARK then ended the meeting with a toast!
Proposed New Members
The following New Active Corporate Member applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
 
Member: Paul Bojan
 
Company: Chasse Bld. Team
 
Classification:  Construction:  Commercial
 
Sponsor: Mark Irvin
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Member: Michael Guymon
 
Company: Tucson Metro Chamber
 
Classification:  Business Services:  Tucson Metro Chamber
 
Sponsor: Mark Irvin
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Member: Lynette Wells
 
Company: Ralph's Moving and Storage
 
Classification:  Service Industries: Moving & Storage
 
Sponsor: Kathleen Wicksn
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If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, these applicants will be accepted.
Welcome New Member

Please welcome the following new Member into the Rotary Club of Tucson.  He will be introduced to the club at a meeting in the near future.

Member: Matthew Gaspari

Company: Tucson Federal Credit Union

Classification: Finance:  Federal Credit Union

Sponsor: Bob Logan

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
Rotary Blood Drive ~ May 11th @ TCC
During this unprecedented time you are being encouraged to donate blood on May 11th, 2022 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Rotary Club of Tucson Blood Drive.
To schedule an appointment please see the Online Schedule Here and enter sponsor code: TucsonRotary
 
Together, we can all do our part to help ensure patients have access to desperately needed lifesaving blood. Give Blood to Give Time!
 
You may create your account at www.redcrossblood.org or download the donor app. To learn more about the donor app please visit American Red Cross Blood Donor App
To learn more about donor eligibility please visit the Red Cross at Eligibility Requirements
 
Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is now required. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Save The Date ~ Social Mixer ~ 6/1/22
On Wednesday June 1, 2022 we will have a Replacement/Social Mixer.  Our Social Committee is working on the location and will be posted soon.  In the meantime, please save the date.  Remember, no lunch meeting on 6/1/22.
Irv's Rotary Flyfishing Fund
The opportunities to showcase your fish during Irv's Centennial year are dwindling.  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. 
COA Event - Save The Date!
The Change of Administration party will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  More details to follow.  Please SAVE THE DATE!
Resignations
The following members have resigned from the Rotary Club of Tucson:
 
Terri Bowen
Ann Marsh
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: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotary+club+of+tucson
Speakers
May 18, 2022
Banner Health Trauma Center
May 25, 2022
Angel Charities
Jun 01, 2022
Jun 08, 2022
Conquistadors
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Upcoming Events
May 18, Lunch Mtg @ Tucson Convention Center
May 18, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
 
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