Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - April 17, 2019
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
DoubleTree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ  85711
United States
(520) 623-2281
Home Hospitality Week ~ 4/13 Thru 4/20
Our Home Hospitality events are under way!  These social events will replace our Wednesday, April 17th lunch meeting, so if you do not attend a social, don't forget to MAKE UP!  If you have any questions, please call the Rotary Office at 520-623-2281.  Enjoy the food and fellowship and a huge THANK YOU to all the Hosts who are graciously opening their homes for our Hospitality week!  Our next scheduled lunch meeting will be on April 24th with UofA Head Coach, Kevin Sumlin.  Sign up your guests early!!!
Mystery Editor ~ April 10, 2019
After a break for the buffet, President CHUCK opened the meeting, and RON BUSH delivered the inspiration.  DARRELL STEWART led us in the Pledge and song “The Star-Spangled Banner”, accompanied by GARY HIRSCH as always.  DARRELL noted that the Pledge and song were both written by persons with the first name Francis (Francis Bellamy and Francis Scott Key.)
PAUL HOOKER introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians. We had two Birthday Rotarians:
CHRIS EDWARDS graduated from Sabino High School and, in addition to participating in innumerable charitable organization, was voted Man of the Year in 2007.CHRIS noted that his favorite part of coming to Rotary is when MARK IRVIN messes up his hair.
JOHN LEWIS Is a Tucson High Grad who set the record for the 50-yard freestyle in 1954 and was voted Top Short Order Cook in 1963.For his 80th birthday, JOHN noted that he is registered at Ace Hardware in case you’d like to send a gift.
GARY OLSEN introduced our newest New Member, ANDY KIEL.  GARY described ANDY as “a visionary who gets sh*t done” (can he say that???) ANDY has already had an impact by bringing his wife into Rotary as well.
And the always dynamic duo of Past President CHARLOTTE HARRIS and President Elect BOB LOGAN made a Paul Harris presentation to TOM ELITHARP.  TOM received his Paul Harris plus two, enjoys golf and woodworking, and claims that he worked 18 years with Welches because his size 14 feet were useful for smashing the grapes.  TOM appreciates Rotary as the ultimate service run organization.
Sergeant at Arms BOBBY LARSON started his portion of the meeting by offering recognition to RALPH PHILLIPS.  Congrats RALPH!
We had the following announcements:
President CHUCK reminded us of two upcoming events.  The deadline for signing up for Home Hospitality has been extended to Thursday, and UA Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin will be here on 4/24 (please let Dorinna know if you will have extra guests.)
Past President JIM MURPHY presented a Blue Badge to DAVE EAGLETON.
BRETT STEIN raised a mug to the first meeting of the Beer Fellowship and asked members to bring suggestions of new beers to try.
And finally, Ted Medcoff spoke briefly about the impact being an Ambassadorial Scholar had on his life and professional development as a lawyer.
JO DeCHATELET introduced our program (as well as introducing her extremely accomplished daughter.)  Amy Brandhuber is the Program Supervisor for Pima County’s Court Appointed Specialist Advocate Program. Amy spoke about the 14,000 foster children in Arizona (including 2,500 in Pima County alone), and the trauma of being taken from one’s parents, placed with well-meaning strangers, and losing everything that is familiar to a child. CASA provides volunteers who advocate for the best interests of the child.  They function as the eyes and ears of the Judge, and in many cases, they are the one consistent adult relationship that communicates to the child that they are worthy.  That consistency helps children in the foster system build resilience, leading to better outcomes for the child.  Amy signed a book for our lending library: “The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit”.
President CHUCK closed our meeting with a quote from Lady Bird Johnson: “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”
Proposed New Members
The following New Members applications have been submitted for membership in Rotary Club of Tucson:
New Family Member:  Lou Lancero
Classification: Family Member
Sponsor: Ann Lancero
New Member:  Mike Tannenbaum
Classification: Education: Administrator
Sponsor: Ellie Patterson
New Member:  Michele Hatch
Classification: Entertainment: Casino Sales
Sponsor: Vickie Jacobs
New Member:  Rob Murphy
Classification: Elderly Services: In Home
Sponsor: Jim Murphy
If no written objections are received within ten days of publication, the applicants will be accepted.
Ladies of Rotary ~ Happy Hour 4/26/19
Hello Ladies of Rotary,
As we ramp up to bring in more women into the Rotary Club of Tucson, come on out to our Women's Happy Hour on April 26th at the Arizona Inn start time is 5:00 p.m.  All we ask is that you bring a female prospective member to the event. 
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Margaret Higgins, Director for Membership. 
Car Show Ticket Sales At SAHBA
A BIG shout out to members, Dave White and Scott Ehrsam for selling car show tickets at the SAHBA Home Show.  Thanks to you both for getting it done for our charities!
Four Way Test Speech Contest - State Level
Aiselyn Anaya competed at the state level for the Four Way Speech for Rotary. Students from all over the state- Buena, Nogales, Sahuarita,  Sahuara, Miami and Amphitheater all gave great speeches about someone who inspires them. Aiselyn Anaya took 3rd place and received a nice plaque and $250.
Membership and Attendance
Membership         Scholarship Cups  


Total Active Members 250   
Cash Contributions
Honorary Members
Quarterly with Dues


Meeting Attendance - April 10, 2019   Total Scholarship Cups$


Members110  Raffle $


Active Members AE12  Auction RCOTF$


LOA/Honorary Members3     
Total Members Present125    




Guests of the Club 5    


Visiting Rotarians3    


Total Meeting Attendance 139    


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