May 9, 2024
Cinco De Mayo Passing of the Gavel
Congratulations and thank you John Oszust for leading Saddlebrooke Rotary this year.  One only had to pick up a copy of the 2023-2024 accomplishments at the dinner table to know what a great year this has been.
64 Members and guests attended the gala event in the ballroom of MountainView Clubhouse and were treated to a great Mexican buffet.  Music and entertainment were provided by Manny Hernandez.
President, John recognized several club members this year including:
Service Above Self:  John and Linda Howard
Rotarian of the Year:  Wanda Bailey
Spirit of Rotary Award: Fore for Kids Chair, Dan Watson
Rotary Innovation Award:  Bill Olfert
The gavel was passed to incoming President, Wendy Guyton.  Wendy presented her Board of Directors with magic wands so that 2024-2025 would be a Magical Year.
Let's all go out and spread the magic of Rotary!
To view more photos visit our Passing of the Gavel photo album at:
Academic and Career Path Award Scholarships were presented by members of Saddlebrooke Rotary to deserving students at the annual San Manuel Awards Night.  Presenting were Bill and Diane Demeroutis along with Wanda and Roger Bailey.
Congratulations to all!!
Linda and John Howard, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke, presented checks in the amounts of $3,500 and $2,000 to Barbara McClure, Executive Director and Michele Santorelli, Program Director, of IMPACT of Southern Arizona for its MIMS Program and Client Aid Fund respectively on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
The mission of IMPACT is to empower Southern Arizonans with the resources required to pursue a stabilized and enhanced quality of life.
The MIMS program helps low-income families whose children receive free school breakfast and lunch avoid food insecurity when the children are on school break. When school is not in session, such as for fall, spring and summer breaks, the children do not receive these meals, resulting in possible food insecurity for the children and their families.
The IMPACT Client Aid Fund is used for moving people forward, including those facing unusual circumstances.
In the attached photo - L to R
Cody Wilkinson           IMPACT Food Bank Coordinator
Linda Howard  SB Rotary       (Presenting a check for $3,500 to Barbara McClure for the IMPACT MIMS Program)
Barbara McClure         IMPACT Executive Director
Michele Santorelli       IMPACT Program Director
John Howard   SB Rotary       (Presenting a check for $2,000 to Michele Santorelli for the IMPACT Client Aid Fund)
Packing food bags at Impact
Photo – L to R
Chris Millar, Ken Castner, Leslie Hawkins and Jim Fry
180 Bags packed in record time!
Thank you to all the wonderful people who came to the fundraiser today at The Oracle Community Center. The Rotary club provided the food and cooking, so all proceeds from the event will go to a local family who lost their home in a fire last week. We served 130 people who came with donations and gift cards for the family.
(Benefiting Youth in the Communities We Serve)
Thank you, Sponsors, Golfers, and Volunteers!
The beautiful setting of the Saddlebrooke Preserve Golf Course was the site for this year's (the 24th Annual) tournament.  Over 40 club and Amigo members either played in the tournament or volunteered to work in one or more of the many tournament jobs.  These included tasks like Silent Auction volunteers, golf cart shuttle drivers, hole monitors, registration, swag bag assemblers, sponsor management, golfer registration, mulligan and raffle sales, greeters and ambassadors, sign management, and many others.
The Rotary Interact Club from San Manuel High School turned out again this year to help with many jobs especially helping golfers with their golf bags.  Pictured below are the Interactors along with Rotarian sponsor Steven Argentati and their school sponsor.
A tasty buffet dinner was served in the Preserve dining room while awards for golfers and auction winners were announced.
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Above:  Winning team (Women) of Liese Razzeto and friends.
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Foundation, Treasurer, Paul Herr reports that preliminary results of the tournament will net the Foundation over $44,000.00.  Congratulations to tournament leaders Dan Watson, Gordon Wainwright, Wendy Guyton and Harvey Smith and to all whose time and money made this another great event.
To view more photos visit our photo albums at :
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