Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - September 21, 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
UA Basketball Program
Tommy Lloyd is the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at University of Arizona. As a player he was on the team at Kelso High School in the state of Washington and at Walla Walla Community College and then Whitman college where he earned his degree in Biology. He went on to play professionally in Australia and in Germany.
He was on the staff of legendary coach Mark Few at Gonzaga University for 22 years and was projected to be Head Coach when Mark Few retired.
Coach Lloyd has been at Arizona for only one year and has already set numerous records in general and has accomplished such extraordinary feats for a first-year coach as will probably never be equaled in Division One college athletics.
This Meeting is Sponsored by:
Mystery Editor ~ 9/14/22
President BRUCE JACOBS welcomed members to our meeting and, after the delicious buffet presented by the TCC staff, called the meeting to order at 12:15.  We watched another in the series of ‘Imagine’ videos. DG Anita McDonald led us in the Pledge and KHRIS DODGE accompanied us as we sang My Country ‘Tis of Thee (which, appropriately, sounded a lot like ‘G-d Save the King’). We toasted the success of the Ukraine in reclaiming part of their country from the Russian aggressors.
DOT KRET cleverly taught us that inspiration can come from anywhere – even our food! And that, “The next time things aren’t going well, remember this, it's true. If a taco can completely fall apart and still be awesome - So can you!”
KHRIS DODGE welcomed our guests, including former District Governor Ellie Patterson and District Governor Elect, Don Jorgenson. 
Our speaker was introduced by District 5500 AG Bob Grady.  ‘Ms. Math Lady’ (AKA District Governor Anita McDonald) thanked President BRUCE and our club’s Board for assistance at the District level.  She described her personal journey from Detroit to the District Governorship and outlined her priorities for this coming year:
 To make an impact on reading, math and literacy for K – 8.
 To strengthen and grow Rotaract for young adults
 To increase understanding and awareness of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
 To increase awareness, visibility and engagement of Rotary throughout the District
 To create lasting impact through the Rotary Foundation
She added that RI President Jennifer Jones’ initiatives include Imagine: DEI and Imagine: Empowering Girls. DG McDonald invited us to participate in the District Conference, September 23 – 25, at Casino Del Sol, the theme of which is Rotary Ignites Change and the mission of the Action Plan is Impact, Reach, Engage, Adapt. She urged us to tell the Rotary story as it takes our message to the world and builds bridges to peace. She signed the book ‘Kindness Makes Me Stronger’ for the Make Way for Books library.
We wished happy birthday to JOE DANISZEWSKI, DIANA MADERAS and TOM McKINNEY – all of whom were born on the Ides of September!
JIM LUBINSKI introduced new member and UA grad JASON FLAX, who works for Lovitt & Touche in Insurance and Risk Management: Employee Benefits. Welcome JASON, whose birthday is December 30 - he said that is because his dad was a CPA!
KHRIS DODGE called DG McDonald into service to pick the winning raffle ticket: $80 was awarded, but the big jackpot is still growing.  JON WANG donated two tickets to the UA football game, which sold for $100.
BRUCE JACOBS: UA Basketball Coach Tommy Lloyd will be speaking at our meeting next week, 9/21. Everyone must register; the guest fee is $35.  WEAR RED!
BRUCE JACOBS: The blood drive will be 9/28 between 10AM and 3PM in the TCC lobby.
BRUCE JACOBS: Sun. 9/18 Music Under the Stars. Khris Dodge playing and the car will be there.
BRUCE JACOBS: District Conference Sept 23 & 24: Diana Maderas and Mitch Pisik are speakers. Pat Patton is the District 5500 International Services Chair.
BRUCE JACOBS: Charities are presenting at the 9/28 meeting: voting in person or via email.
MARK IRVIN: The DEK service project will be 9/17 at the Boys and Girls Club.
BRUCE RICHARDSON: Mount Lemmon hike will be Saturday, 9/17.
ELLIE PATTERSON: Recycle plastics at the Ward 6 City Council office @ 3202 E 1st St.
JON WANG, fashion maven: Be properly attired in a Rotary Service T-Shirt.
BOBBY LARSON: Car Show update: ONE MONTH from now! Sell tickets! “Let’s be like  Charlotte” – who sold more than 250 tickets!
MARCY EULER: Sign up on-line to volunteer: tucsonclassicscarshow/volunteer.
President BRUCE thanked all for coming, wished happy birthday to JOE, DIANA and TOM, led us in a toast and we were adjourned.
Hike on Mt. Lemmon ~ 9/17/22
It was great to be joined for a "stroll" at the top of Mount Lemmon today by Don Riegger.  From the summit trailhead, Lemon Rock tail, Wilderness of Rocks and ascend back to the top via Upper Aspen with clear, sunny skies! As Don stated, "Hike on Dude"!
There will not be a formal October hike due to other activities, but save the date for November 12, 2022 and more to come!
District Conference ~ Starts September 23, 2022
The Southern Arizona Rotary District 5500 Conference will be held at the Casino Del Sol starting on September 23rd.  All are encouraged to attend.

2022 District 5500 Conference



September 23-25, 2022


Casino Del Sol Hotel and Resort

5655 W Valencia Rd,  Tucson, AZ

For more details and to register for the event, please click on the link below:
Rotary Club Tucson Blood Drive ~  9/28/22






SEPTEMBER 28TH 10:00AM -3:00PM

Tucson Convention Center

Sign up Link is:

Use Promo Code: TucsonRotary


Contact Mike Sagara
Rotary Service Shirts
EVERY  Rotarian should be properly outfitted at our Tucson Classics Car Show. Jon Wang will have the Club’s High Performance, Moisture-Wicking, Tailored Polo-style service shirts available for purchase at Wednesday Lunch Meetings on September 28th, October 5th and October 12th. If you need to purchase a shirt, please see Jon at the meetings.
Miles of Memories
Miles of Memories
I shared with those in attendance on the 13th that this next year I want us to share “Miles of Memories” together. I referenced the memories we have created together over the years and the impact we have had in so many others lives as well as our own.
The children and the parents receiving the grass ball field in San Carlos transformed from a dirt lot. The recipients and their families that obtained their mobility by receiving a wheelchair in Nogales. The memories of our member that participated along with the memories of working together on various local workday projects. Our hiking, golf, home hospitality fellowships and the list goes on.
I ask for you to help me on “our journey” over this next year by sponsoring me in the “Miles of Memories.” My goal is to walk a minimum of 35 miles a week, 1,825 for the year and honestly want to surpass 2000+. I would like for you to consider donating by the mile and we will share the outcome at the first meeting of each month on my progress.
Donations can go to the Foundation toward a Paul Harris, the President’s Discretionary Fund, or others of your choosing. I want us to have fun on our journey over this next year and to INSPIRE each other and our benefactors through the world of Rotary.
Thank you for your support in making our 102nd year one where we create memories together.
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:
Sep 28, 2022
Charity Presentations
Oct 05, 2022
Car Show Rah Rah Meeting
Oct 12, 2022
Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct 19, 2022
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Upcoming Events
TCCS - Friday Night Dinner - (ALL MUST REGISTER)
Oct 14, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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