Rotary Club of
Tucsotarian - March 31, 2021
We meet:
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON - 1:20 PM
March Meetings Held @ Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ  85718
United States
(520) 623-2281
2020 Tucson Classics Car Show Finale
Cliff Bowman is the Chair for the 14th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show.  Cliff will wrap-up 2020's Car Show by recognizing our generous sponsors and recapping the Show's results including ticket sales and virtual auction results.  We will also hear presentations from Make Way for Books and Pima JTED, and then the club will present our charities with the proceeds from the Car Show!
Biography – Cliff Bowman
Cliff Bowman is the Chair of the 14th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show.  Cliff is the Lead A-10 Pilot Instructor for AviX, Inc., instructing Davis-Monthan A-10 attack pilots in formal classroom and simulator environments.  Cliff served on active duty in the Air Force for 20 years and has over 3,000 flying hours in the A-10 Warthog including over 500 combat hours.  Cliff has been a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson since 2008 and is a Past President, 2017-2018.  Cliff is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and, although he did not attend Salpointe, Cliff serves on Salpointe's Athletic Committee.  More importantly, Cliff's wife, Kathleen, and their four children are all Salpointe graduates.
Mystery Editor - 3/24/21
President JEN HOFFMAN called the meeting to order at 12 noon indoor at the beautiful Hacienda Del Sol with 61 in attendance. This was an increase due to the venues relaxation of some of the pandemic mitigation policies recently announced by the state of Arizona.
A special note that our new streaming video package covered the entire meeting with a 3-camera shoot including the opening of the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem, led by CHUCK SAWYER, past president of Rotary Club of Tucson. Additionally, the inspirational video, “Teacher with Alter Ego” was captured for the first time for our virtual Rotarian audience. We learned how a serious and dedicated hardnose teacher also assisted in the local hospital for 20 years was really a caring, compassionate volunteer with a big heart. You can see this wonderful achievement of the AV committee on a temporary virtual Rotary Facebook site. Just click here.
The lunch featured a juicy chicken dish, bone in, with a delicious sauce and some healthy vegetables. As always Hacienda Del Sol banquet staff were attentive to the hungry Rotarians.
President JEN kicked off the formal part of the meeting by thanking all of the virtual audience attending the meeting and introduced Joshua Magee, guest of Ernie and Sally Montagne, Mitch Pisik guest and prospective member of MARK IRVIN and Sandra Solial, guest of DANIELLE BAILLIERI, who is checking out the club.
JEANNE FLOWER introduced today’s program featuring Tucson author, Carolyn Niethammer. “Feeding Tucson in the UNESCO City of Gastronomy”. Carolyn shared with us the evolution of local heritage foods which began in our area with a variety of  items which could be roasted over a fire, Corn was the primary source of food during this time. Heritage foods changed with the Hohokam, who were able to develop containers (Pottery) whereas beans and squash could be boiled in water due to the container that held water. With the arrival of Father Kino, cattle were introduced to the area along with animal husbandry techniques. In addition, Kino brought European fruits and vegetables and spring/winter wheat now referred to as Sonoran wheat. Wheat flourished due to new irrigation techniques introduced to the farmers. Eventually Mexican foods were introduced by the Spaniards. Sonoran wheat is now grown again thanks to Native Seeds and is used throughout our area for baking, craft bears and many other uses.

Today’s Birthdays featured DOT KRET (3/21), DAN DEVOU (3/26) and RICHARD WHITE (3/31), who returns after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
SCOTT VAUGHAN was called upon to introduce the newest PAUL HARRIS FELLOW recipient to Rotarians, DENNIS DRISCOLL, plus 3 who used the 4-way test as the “Golden Rule” and RICHARD WHITE, a plus 3 as well. RICHARD is a community leader in United Way, Red Cross and other community organizations.
Sergeant of Arms: Announcements:
BRUCE JACOBS – Home Hospitality Week of 4/21(no lunch meeting) – Need Hosts.
CHUCK SAWYER – Venue Committee Update for future meetings.  Narrowed down from 9 to 3.  Need your feedback so the following lunch meetings will be held. Selection criteria included location, value and overall quality.  New meeting held April 7 Hilton East, newly renovated, April 14 at the TCC, remodeled and April 28 Westward look also renovated.
DAVE GALLAHER – Triangle Y Ranch Project.
JOE DANISZEWSKI – Camp Lawton Boy Scout Camp Project 4/24.
JOE DANISZEWSKI continued with Blue Badge presentation to ERNIE MONTAGNE, a past District Governor and former operations analyst and army engineer from 1959-1981. A 20-year Rotarian veteran.
Next meeting March 31 will be held at Hacienda del Sol featuring past president, CLIFF BOWMAN, will be presenting the results of the 2020 Tucson Classics Car Show.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:27 with a President JEN ending the meeting with a message about being “friendly”.
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: Mitch Pisik

Company:  Pisik Consulting Group

Classification: Business Services: Business Consulting

Sponsor: Mark Irvin

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tucson!
April Lunch Meeting Schedule
During the month of April, we will be visiting the three different venues we are considering to be our new home for our weekly lunch meetings.  Here is the schedule:
April 7th - Hilton East
April 14th - TCC
April 21st - Home Hospitality Week (No Lunch Meeting)
April 28th - Westward Look
Please be sure to mark your calendars!!!
Service Projects Back In Service!
Hello all.  We miss our social interaction and we have missed our service projects.  It is hard to believe that almost one year ago we were lined up in March for a project at Imago Dei School downtown and had to cancel.  So here are several opportunities to get back into a project in the wide open spaces at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp 8 miles from Oracle.  We still have one Saturday left on April 3 and we are limiting this to 12 volunteers.  You can invite friends if you’d like but they will need to be registered in advance as the size of the group will be limited to 12 participants.  All standard protocols will be followed included masking.  We will have work assignments in small groups and these projects will mostly be outside in fresh air!! 
 Please email me ( or call 907-4983 to register.  We will be doing landscaping, tree trimming, and clearing the gold panning area and the landscaping in front of the main admin building.  We will also be performing toilet and shower valve tests as we help the ranch get ready for opening in May. 
The hours will be 8:30-2:00 and we recommend you bring water, snacks, gloves, and sunscreen.  Please note to call or email Dave Gallaher.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Here is a photo on the first Saturday's project, March 27th.  We had a lot of fun!
Camp Lawton Service Project Day
Please join us for the April 24th Camp Lawton Boy Scout Camp Service Day:
Hours - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch will be served.
Work Projects - trail maintenance, fire mitigation, chapel maintenance, painting prep and painting, oiling the Dining Hall and general clean up.
Bring - water, gloves, hats, sunscreen, masks, rakes, shovels and pick axes.
Camp Lawton is just off the Mt. Lemmon Highway, 12900 E Organization Ridge Road.
RSVP to Joe Daniszewski, or call or text at 520-245-4350.

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 

RCOT Facebook Live and YouTube Channel
If you would like to view past Rotary meetings on our Facebook Page go to to view the meetings.  You can also find the Facebook Live link on the home page of our website next to the Facebook logo.  Just click and you are there! 
To view 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:
Apr 07, 2021
SAACA (Meeting at the Hilton East)
Apr 14, 2021
Whiskey Del Bac (Meeting at the TCC)
Apr 21, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Tech Transfer from the U of Arizona (Meeting at the Westward Look)
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Upcoming Events
April 7, 2021 Lunch Mtg @ Hilton East
Apr 07, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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