SaddleBrooke Rotarians and guests can look ahead to a fantastic line-up of programs in 2022.  Here are some you will enjoy:
June 2, 2022
The Arizona Heroes Memorial will be open to the public and will be unique to Arizona, a dedicated place to provide people with a physical space to remember and to learn. By creating such a space in which people may gather to remember and to learn, Oro Valley will honor the past and educate future generations about the meaning of service and sacrifice to our country.  It is time to recognize, honor and remember the living and fallen veterans, first responders and healthcare workers together.  
‚ÄčThis beautiful living Memorial will contain art, monuments and landscaping that are symbolic to all branches of the Department of Defense, First Responders and Healthcare Workers. We have more than 400,000 veterans, active military and first responders in southern AZ alone.  
On January 24th of this year, Oro Valley announced the appointment of Executive Director, Lisa M. Hopper. In this new role, Hopper is responsible for day-to-day operations along with fundraising to ensure the building of Memorial starting in 2022. It will be a destination place for education, history, and reflection. Since its inception in 2016, The Memorial vision has facilitated and expanded the foundation of it mission to honor Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, Healthcare providers.
Lisa Hopper has most recently served as an account executive for Times Publications and was the founder & executive director of World Care International Humanitarian Aid Organization, a nonprofit that created and managed non-emergent and disaster relief for local, national and international events since 1994. Her work with International Humanitarian Aid was recognized with hundreds of awards including presidential letters. Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles in Washington D.C. and Tucson Arizona healthcare industry, serving in development and leadership roles for such organizations as George Washington University Medical Center and University of Arizona Medical Center. Hopper is a veteran and served in the U.S. Armed Services. She is also an author and artist. Lisa Hopper holds a B.S. in Radiology Administration and Physics from George Washington University.