Posted by Joe Guyton on Jun 20, 2021
 
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June 20,. 2021
Saddlebrooke, Arizona
 
 
 
Summer 2021 Meeting Schedule from Saddlebrooke Ranch
 
Beginning Thursday, June 3rd Saddlebrooke Rotary will meet at the Saddlebrooke Ranch House Grill.  Rotarians will have an opportunity to learn more about the Ranch and Ranch residents will have an opportunity to learn more about Rotary.  Meeting will return to the HOA Clubhouse in the fall.  
 
Our program this week will feature
 
Marchelle L. Sellers.
 

Marchelle L. Sellers is the founder of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of children going through medical treatment nearby. Marchelle served as their Executive Director until 2008, and the house has now served over 16,000 families since opening.

 

In 2007, Marchelle was awarded Most Inspirational Executive Director of the Year by both the State Assembly and Senator's offices. She has been a Rotarian for 15 years and is the Past President of the South Pasadena Rotary Club. In 2015, 2018 and 2019 was awarded Rotarian of the Year. She is a past commissioner for the City of Pasadena's Accessibility & DisaMarchelle L. Sellers is the founder of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of children going through medical treatment nearby. Marchelle served as their Executive Director until 2008, and the house has now served over 16,000 families since opening.

In 2007, Marchelle was awarded Most Inspirational Executive Director of the Year by both the State Assembly and Senator's offices. She has been a Rotarian for 15 years and is the Past President of the South Pasadena Rotary Club. In 2015, 2018 and 2019 was awarded Rotarian of the Year. She is a past commissioner for the City of Pasadena's Accessibility & Disability Commission and is a current member of an Advisory Committee of Shriners Medical Center in Pasadena. bility Commission and is a current member of an Advisory Committee of Shriners Medical Center in Pasadena. 

 
More about our recent programs
How the Poorest Moms in the World are Transforming their Communities
 
 Kimberly Tzintzun
 
Kimberly has co-authored and published peer-reviewed articles to provide her community with a better understanding of health-related topics. Most recently, she has worked closely with low-income families to provide nutrition education for pregnant and nursing mothers, their infants, and small children. 
 
Kimberly’s passion is to educate the community on health and wellness, and to support them in making healthy, positive lifestyle changes for themselves and their families. Additionally, while she was in the Marine Corps, Kimberly acquired a passion for fitness. When she is not in the Natural Grocers store, you can find her at the CrossFit gym, or enjoying a long run!
 
On May 27th our program featured Rudy Lujan, Police Chief of the town of Mammoth.  Chief Lujan shared his long and interesting career, providing members and guests with a wonderful insight into the life of a law enforcement leader.  We learned that Chief Lujan will soon be assuming the duties of a Justice of the Piece in Pinal County.
 
Saddlebrooke Rotary was honored to have as visitors on May 20th District 5500 Peace Fellow Chairman, Joe Daniszewski, and Golder Ranch Fire District Deputy Fire Marshall, Jennifer Akins.  Our club has been chosen to sponsor Deputy Akins as an applicant for a Rotary International Peace Fellow Academy Fellowship.  Jennifer's record with the fire district as well as in her dedication to serving others makes her an outstanding candidate.  Thanks Doug May for bringing this opportunity to us.
 
 
 
Our program on Thursday, May 20th was presented by Steve Holmstrom.  Dr. Steve's topic was “Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”  Members and guests enjoyed an entertaining documentary presentation showcasing the many dental procedures Dr. Steve has performed on mammals of all type.
Steve Holmstrom is a past member of the Rotary Club of San Pedro.
 
 
 
 
Our program on May 13th featured 
 
Chris Cornelis, Assistant Town Manager Oro Valley and Margie Adler, Economic Development Specialist at Oro Valley Safe Steps.
“OVSafeSteps was created to help our local businesses, and also to recognize that each of us has a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. We need to work together and commit to responsible actions to move forward. This program will benefit businesses, and it will also benefit residents who are interested in supporting our businesses,” said Mayor Joe Winfield.
 
 
Our program on May 6 featured Danette Bewley, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority.
 
 
Danette Bewley is from San Diego, CA, where her passion for aviation began. Her Dad was a decorated Navy fighter/combat pilot, stationed at NAS Miramar (now MCAS Miramar), and who later transitioned to a career as a commercial airline pilot for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA - was headquartered in San Diego, CA, and primarily served the west coast).  PSA later merged with US Airways (and is now part of the American Airlines family). Throughout her childhood and into adulthood, Danette had the opportunity to be in and around many types of military and commercial aircraft, and fly simulators with her Dad, which gave her an even greater appreciation and understanding of aviation and further fueled her interest to pursue an aviation-related career path. Her airport management career began in 1989 and has spanned over 31 years, and is still going strong. 
“I love what I do, and can’t imagine a different career. I am blessed to work in an industry that is both dynamic and challenging, that serves so many people, and allows me to work with so many great people,” said Bewley.
 
 
Doug May shared his experiences with the Ghana Water Project.  As a collaborative effort between the organization for engineers, the University of Arizona, and Rotary International, the projects provided  water for those in need in communities in Ghana.
 
Our program at the regular meeting on Thursday, April 22 featured Julie Funk, DVM, MS, PhD.   Dr. Funk is the Dean of the University of Arizona School of Veterinary Medicine.  Her presentation will  is titled  "Unlike Any Other: University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine".
 
 
Dr. Funk is a 1991 graduate of the Michigan State veterinary college. She earned a master’s degree in veterinary clinical sciences from the University of Illinois in 1996 and her doctorate in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University in 2002. Dr. Funk is a passionate veterinary leader dedicated to helping students reach their goals and joyful work.
 
Our program on April 15 was presented by Doug Moseke and Joanna Bradley from the Arizona Department of Transportation.  Doug and Joanna will bring our members and guests the latest planning information about ADOT's 5 year plan as it affects Southern Arizona.  
 
At our meeting on Thursday, April 8, our featured guest speaker was James Horvath, founder and CEO of Town West Realty.
 
Established in 1980, Town West Companies are a conglomerate of real estate investment, development, and property management firms. TWR, Inc. and its affiliate companies own, operate and manage a significant real estate portfolio including approximately 2 million square feet of commercial/retail/office property, multi-family residential, and future development projects in Arizona.
 
Jim shared with us plans for The Marketplace, Oro Valley.  This substantial property was purchased by Jim's group in 2019.
 
 
 
Our program on April 1, 2021 featured:   Thanks Dick for a wonderful program!
 
DICK EGGERDING FOR 28 YEARS ORO VALLEY’S ART/CULTURE/HISTORY AMBASSADOR Since 1991, Dick Eggerding has been a part of the Planning and Development of Oro Valley in the areas of Arts and Culture, Parks and Land Use, Historic Preservation and Education. For sure, he does not take undo credit for the ultimate success of these areas, but rather enjoys being a part of and creator of some of the ongoing entities.
 
 
 
 
On March 25th members and guests enjoyed The Tucson Museum of Art and Christine C. Brindza.
 
 
Christine C. Brindza serves as Senior Curator and Curator of Art of the American West at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block in Tucson, Arizona. Before her tenure at the Tucson Museum of Art, she acted as curator at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Christine has a Master of Arts degree in Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Duquesne (Due-kane) University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing coursework toward a PhD at the University of Arizona. She is passionate about making art accessible to all ages and backgrounds, reaching audiences outside of museum boundaries, and fostering appreciation of art for generations to come.
 
Thanks to our featured speaker on March 18.
 
Jaynie Adams, Speaker on March 18, 2021
 
 
Arizona Historical Society Education Team Lead and Museum Educator
 
Jaynie Adams is the Education Team Lead statewide for the Arizona Historical Society and Museum Educator at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. She holds an MA in history from the University of Arizona and is privileged to work in Tucson, her hometown. Jaynie is one of AHS’ team of staff historians; her work as a historian is rooted in a place-based practice where she critically explores race, place, and belonging in the American Southwest. Her work as a museum educator centers on diversity, inclusion, and inquisitivity.
 
At our meeting on March 11, 2021 members reviewed a presentation on Rotary's new Strategic Action Plan.
 

 
 
 
 

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