Community Service Projects
Thanks to our team who helped remove trash along American Avenue in Oracle on Saturday, February 17.
Above:  John Oszust, Logan's Friend, Logan (Paul Herr's grandson), Paul Herr, Bill Demeroutis
Harvey Smith, Jim Fry, Jim Dolian and Carol Dolian
On Friday, December 15th Saddlebrooke Rotary joined with Impact of Southern Arizona and the Oracle Community Center to host a fantastic Christmas dinner for area seniors.  The dinner included turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, green beans, and cake and cookies for dessert.  The meal was plentiful and the guests were also provided with a take-home box.  A special thanks to Bub's Grub for donating the turkey. dressing and gravy and to Impact for providing great gifts and prizes.  The Oracle Community Center donated the use of the center.
Volunteers from Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke, Impact, and Oracle Community Center all pitched in to prepare the meals, serve, and clean up. 
Volunteers were abundant from all organizations.  The following Rotarians joined in:
A very special thanks to John and Linda Howard whose leadership and hard work was instrumental in making this a wonderful holiday event.
John and Linda Howard    Event leaders
Molly and Jack Hunter
Wendy and Joe Guyton
Gordon Wainwright
Debbie Rue
Doug May
Wanda and Roger Bailey
Diane and Bill Demeroutis
Leslie Hawkins
Leslie Castner and guest 
Betsy McMahan
Dave Baker and Jan Baker
Gail and Tom Fraioli
Carol Soule-Reed
Elaine and Don Terry
Barbara and Bill Bengen
Kristi Halverson
Liese Razzeto
Above: In the kitchen, Wendy Guyton, Liese Razzeto, and Debbie Rue
Serving meals, Lynn Devou
Above: Kristi Halverson
Above: Liese Razzeto presenting the raffle winner with a recliner donated by Mike and Liese Razzeto.
Thank You!!
As many are aware, club members, John and Linda Howard, have been champions for donating hygiene items to IMPACT of Southern Arizona.  These much needed items are provided to individuals and families to help stretch their household budgets.  Our member, Elaine Terry went above and beyond when she bravely asked her dentist, Dr. Jess Haymore of Innovation Dental, to help.  Happily,  Dr Haymore was pleased for the opportunity and donated boxes of toothbrushes and toothpaste!  Another great example of service!
Pictured above Rotarian Molly Hunter directing traffic
This IMPACT event was held on Saturday Nov 18 at Santa Catalina Catholic Church,
23 members from our Club and one student from Interact at San Manuel participated. Our team helped with traffic control, check-in of families and the distribution of the turkeys and sides.
IMPACT had turkeys and sides for 350 families .
We got rained on a bit but no one melted😊
Overall a great event that helped to make a difference in the lives of these families and the communities we touch.
To View All Our photos from the 2023 Thanksgiving event click here:
Impact of Southern Arizona is a 501C3 charity.  It serves:

Hard working families struggling to make ends meet
Low income and homebound seniors
Homeless individuals living in the desert and couch hopping
Single parents and grandparents raising children
Disabled and unemployable
Those temporarily unemployed
Our clients are your neighbors

While we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, our servicemen and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms. In many American homes, every day there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and never came home. That is why the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach lasts all year long, far beyond the single day in December when we coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies. All throughout the year, Wreaths Across America works in a number of ways to show our veterans and their families that we will not forgetβ€”we will never forget.
Wreaths Across America – Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Marana and Oracle Cemetery

Rotarians attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony and placed wreaths on veteran graves at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana and at the Oracle Cemetery in Oracle.


Rotarians at the Oracle Cemetery: Bill and Diane Demeroutis, Liese Razzeto, Linda Daubers, Mollie Hunter, John Howard, Ric Holm, Joe Guyton, Tom Fraioli, Bre Zientarski, Eric Zientarski, Gordon Wainwright along with members of the Oracle community.


above: Liese Razzeto placing a wreath

To view more photos click on the link here.

Wreaths Across America Mission: Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

Photos from the Marana Veterans Cemetery will be posted in a photo album.  They were not available at press time.

Mexican Rotary club visits Durango for inspiration – The Durango Herald
The Oracle Community Center will be giving Holiday Baskets to 25 home bound senior adults in Oracle.
They have asked members of our Club to bake and provide cookies (of all sorts) for the adult baskets.