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This Week:  

We are DARK at lunchtime!
 

Be sure to read "Rotary is Family"!

                                                                                                           

Greeter: Dark
Ambassador: Dark
Inspiration: Dark
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
 Card Game - Dark
 
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President from the podium.... Stay Alert!!
 
Rotary is Family
 
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It will not be available on the website!
 

It takes the work of many members to run a very active club like The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  We are very thankful to our members who contribute so much to our club!  We could NOT do all we do without the leadership of a number of our members!

It looks like we are going to have a GREAT turnout for the Christmas party.  Many thanks to Leslie Hawkins for all her work on the event.  Also thanks to Elaine Terry, who has helped with so many things, and to Tom Simester who helped with the meal planning. We are so fortunate to have booked the incredible Chuck Moses.  Chuck is a popular Tucson musician and singer who often appears at the Preserve.

We had an awesome Community Service event at the Golder Ranch Fire District training room.  Many thanks to Joe Dylewski who set up this community service project for our club.  This year we helped to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 local families in need.  Joining in on the fun were A.T. Barr, Barbara Barr, Linda Bradner, Bill Demeroutis, Neil Deppe, Joe Dylewski, Rudi Faller, Jim Fry, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, Wendy Harn and her assistant, Paul Herr,  Doug May, Chris Millar, Liese Razzeto, Don Terry, Elaine Terry, and Gordon Wainwright.

A note from Emerson Knowles:

To those who helped clean up after the Veteran's Day event, I had a tapegun we used to attach some of the flags, etc. and I cannot seem to find it.  If anyone who helped remembers if it was placed into one of the large bins, please let me know.  I would love some direction before I take the four boxes down from above the garage to go looking for it.  It is not in any of the carry sacks I used to bring things (including the tapegun).

 

I hope I didn’t miss recognizing any of our wonderful members.  It takes a lot of people to do as much as our club does, and I don’t want to miss out on recognizing anyone! 
 

Do you have a Facebook account?  If so, please go to our club's Facebook page and like it! https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/!  You will even get to see videos of our meetings!

 

Super Heroes
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Michelle Santorelli, Barbara McClure, and Bob Kielsa of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge
 
Barbara McClure hosts a talk show for Tucson Business Radio called Non-Profit Super Heroes!  She hosted a remote radio show on Monday, November 25.  This was held at the Golder Ranch Fire District Training Room before we gave out Thanksgiving Meals.
Be a blessing!
Left to Right Back Row:  Gordon Wainwright and Bill Demeroutis.
Left to Right Front Row: Neil Deppe, Linda Bradner, Wendy Guyton, IMPACT Board Member, Barbara Barr and A.T. Barr.
 
Left To Right: Chris Millar, Don Terry, Elaine Terry, Wendy Harn, Wendy's Office Assistant, Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr and Jim Fry
 
Left to Right:  Paul Herr, Rudi Faller, and Joe Guyton
 
Left to Right:  Doug May, Joe Dylewski, Jeff McClure, and Paul Herr
 
This year our club helped to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 families.  This annual project is a partnership with IMPACT of Southern Arizona, The Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, The Golder Ranch Fire Department and Walmart.
Party With A Purpose
Holiday in the Desert
 
 
The MountainView Ballroom was packed as SaddleBrooke and area residents gathered to raise money for charities.  The room was very noisy as everyone had a great time gathering together.  What a party!  To see even more photos of the event, check out our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/
Holiday In The Desert Sponsors
Our major sponsor, FAIRWINDS DESERT POINT (Krista Kiley-Sweeet)
 
And all seasons, a new retirement area by the Oro Valley Hospital
 
Many thanks to our two sponsors FAIRWINDS DESERT POINT and all seasons.  Thanks to their sponsorship, the adult beverages and appetizers were covered, so all proceeds collected go straight to charity.  We are so grateful for their sponsorship!
SaddleBrooke Rotary Welcomes District Govenor, Ellie Patterson and Assistant District Govenor Marc Snow 
          
 
 
 
                          
 
1.  Assistant Govenor, Marc Snow welecomes District 5500 District Govenor Ellie Patterson to the stage.
 
2.  Ellie Patterson awards last year's SaddleBrooke Rotary Club's President, Doug May, with an award for our financial support for End Polio Now.
 
3.  Ellie Patterson and Barbara Barr Award Liese Razzeto with the "Service Above Self" Award for her Unsurpassed Club Support.
 
4.  Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair, welcomes new member, Dan Watson, joined by wife Kathy, to the club.  Frank Gramberg, was also inducted to SaddleBrooke Rotary.  He is joined by his wife, Mary.
 
 
"Holiday In The Desert"
"Over the River and Through the Woods"
 
This Saturday is our fall fundraiser, "Holiday in the Desert", held at the MountainView Ballroom from 1 to 3 pm.  There will be all kinds of great gifts in all price ranges.  There will also be lots of prizes and drawings.  Don't cha dare miss out on the fun!  $25 tickets include an adult beverage and amazing appetizers!
The World's Largest Fundraiser
Support Liese Razzeto as she rides to end Polio.
 
This year we will have one member in El Tour de Tucson.  Liese Razzeto will be riding "Miles to End Polio" on Saturday, November 23rd.  Join us in supporting Liese as she raises money to End Polio NOW!   Just click on the link below, to back Liese and be a part of the largest fundraiser in ALL of  Rotary International!  Yes, that's right.  The LARGEST fundraiser for ALL of Rotary International is El Tour de Tucson!
 
Don't Miss the Christmas Party
 
Don't miss out on the Christmas Party of the Year!
Sign up with Leslie Hawkings
or Register Online at: https://saddlebrookerotary.com/event/holiday-party/
There is ONLY one more meeting to sign up and pay for your ticket!
Happy MO-VEMBER!
Left to Right: Joyce Johnson, Wendy Guyton, Liese Razzeto, Leslie Hawkins, and Elaine Terry
 
The women of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke want all our guys to remember that MO-VEMBER is all about men's health!  We want all our guys to see their doctors regularly and take good care of themselves.  
Next week we will have a MO-MENT to focus more on men's health.  The guys are encouraged to grow a mustache or B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Mustache).  Mustaches will be provided for all those who do not B.Y.O.M.
Honoring Mark Phelps
 
Barbara Barr and Mark Phelps, owner of Oracle Ford.
 
Mark Phelps was honored for his work with the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and his philanthropy in the local area.   Mark and Oracle Ford make a huge difference in the communities in this area.  Mark is such an example of the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.  Barbara Barr awarded Mark a Service above Self pin and gave him a brand new car, a Ford Mustang Mach 1!
Our Busy Interact Club
Doug May updates the club on our busy Interact Club
 
Doug May shared the Interact Service Project with the Club.  Members of the Interact Club had a work day at the Oracle Learning Garden.  They are working with Linda Leigh, one of the original team members of Biosphere 2.
Arizona Central College
Professor Samuel Colton
 
Professor Samuel Colton, Sr. is a full time professor of welding technology for Central Arizona College serving the students attending the Aravaipa campus.  He brought 4 students, dressed in ties, white longe sleeved shirts and black slacks. 
Interact Project
Members of the San Manuel Interact Club with Stephen Argentati and Doug May.
 
Members of the 2019-2020 Interact Club at San Manuel Pre-K to 12th School pitched in on a Saturday to make improvements at the Oracle Community Learning Garden.  Linda Leigh, one of the orginal Biospherians and the director of the project, got plenty of help with the community garden thanks to members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and the Interact Club.  See more pictures at:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/oraclecommunitygarden/photos/?tab=album&album_id=744546002686961&ref=page_internal
 
District 5500 Foundation Day
Past District Governor and Current District Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy Brooks.
 
District 5500 held a Foundation Workshop on Saturday, November 9th at the Habitat for Humanity Community Room.  District Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy Brooks, led the workshop.  There were amazing speakers and we learned a lot about the different products.  
Celebrating Our Veterans
Emerson Knowles
 
Emerson Knowles presented a program on "The Reluctant Heroes" at the Veterans Day Celebration.  You can see the full program at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/videos/484650878796681/ .
Veterans Day Celebration
Members of the Honor Guard
 
 The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke held its Annual Veterans Day Celebration at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse on Thursday, November 7th.  Nearly 100 were in attendance for the event.  To see more photos and videos of the event, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/photos/pcb.2434197016679617/2434144653351520/?type=3&theater
 
 
 
 
Welcoming Our Newest Member
Left to Right: New member Craig Stokley, his fiancee Cheryl Nance, Membership Chair Wendy Guyton, Mentor Joe Guyton, and President Barbara Barr
 
Membership Chair Wendy Guyton and Mentor Joe Guyton welcome Craig Stokely into our membership.  Joining Craig is his fiancee Cheryl Nance, who becomes Mrs. Stokely next week.  They will be honeymooning in Antartica.
 
Fall Book Deliveries
Left to Right:  Liese Razzeto,  Elaine Terry, Chris Millar, Crystle Nehrmeyer, and a classroom teacher.
 
Christmas came early for students at Mountain Vista PK-8th school in Oracle.  Members of the SaddleBrooke Rotary delivered books to all the classrooms in the school.
 
Students of the Month
Left to Right:  Students of the Month for September and October, Counselor Terri Simon, Chair of the Student of the Month Program Joe Dylewski, and president Barbara Barr.
 
Joe Dylewski, Chair of the Student of the Month Program, introduces the recipients for September and October.  The students spoke briefly about their many school activities and goals.
 
 
 
 
A NEW Paul Harris Fellow
 
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Bill "Doc" Pohnert, Patricia Pohnert, and Tom Turriff.
 
What do you do when you have accumulated Paul Harris points, but you already have a Paul Harris Fellow?  Why you share the wealth with a special someone or a club member.  Bill "Doc" Pohnert recognized his wife, Patricia Pohnert.  Patricia has been a volunteer and contributed to the lives of others for many years.  It was an honor to recognize Patrica as a Paul Harris Fellow!  The Rotary International Foundation Chair, Tom Turriff, did an amazing job of celebrating Patricia.  A special thank you to Tim Morsani, our wordsmith extraordinaire, who wrote a special ceremony for Patricia.
 
 
Ride to End Polio
Liese Razzeto, is representing our club in the Ride to END Polio!
 
This year we will have one member in El Tour de Tucson.  Liese Razzeto will be riding "Miles to End Polio" on Saturday, November 23rd.  Join us in supporting Liese as she raises money to End Polio NOW!   Just click on the link below to back Liese and be a part of the largest fundraiser in ALL of  Rotary International!  Yes, that's right.  The LARGEST fundraiser for ALL of Rotary International is El Tour de Tucson!
 
Thanking Tom Turriff
Left to Right:  Gordon Wainwright, Chair of Fore For Kids, Tom Turriff, sponsor and club member, and Doug May, past president.
 
Gordon Wainwright, director of the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament, recognized sponsor Tom Turriff.  Tom has been a major supporter of this tournament for many years and we value his tremendous contributions.  Doug May was president of the club during our last Fore For Kids Tournament.
Thanking our Sargent At Arms
 
Stephen Argentati, retiring Sargent at Arms, is thanked by Barbara Barr
 
For the past few years, Stephen Argentati has been our Sargent at Arms.  He has passed the torch to  Bill Demeroutis!   We are very appreciative of Stephen's service as Sargent At Arms!
 
Our November Social
Judy and Neil Deppe
 
Many thanks to Neil and Judy Deppe, who hosted our November Social!  To see all the fun we had, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/
Yes, We're Packing!
 
Left to Right Front:  Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr, and Joe Dylewski.  Left to Right Back:  Joe Jones, Eric Erickson, Paul Herr, Phil Barneyi, Elaine Terry, Jim Fry, Rudy Faller, Sheila Tuhy, Gordon Wainwright, Linda Bradner, and A.T. Barr.
 
Making a difference and help others is FUN - - Even if it is a Saturday morning.   These caring Rotarians helped to pack food for the Foot Bank at IMPACT of Southern Arizona.
Oracle School District Propositions
    
 
Our own Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent, spoke to us about Propositions 438 and 439 on the upcoming ballot.  Oracle School District is in dire need of a facelift.
Informed Voting In The November Election
L to R  Barbara Barr, Adam Jarrold, Tom Brandhuber
 
Captain Adam Jarrold and Assistant Fire Chief Tom Brandhuber visited from Golder Ranch Fire District to tell us about Bond Initiatives for our Local Fire Houses in the upcoming election.  Being an informed and active voter is the key.  
The Mustache
 
Service Above Self Award given to our favorite actor and Club Member, Fred Loewy, for his tireless work in our club.  Barbara Barr gave Fred some grooming tools for his fanstastic mustache.  Thank you Fred!
The Peppersauce Kitchen at Arizona Zipline Adventures
 
Members of the Club learn about the offerings of the Arizona Zipline Adventure and the Peppersauce Kitchen.


The SaddleBrooke Clubhouse may have been closed for cleaning and maintenance, but that didn't keep the club from meeting and exploring new venues!  Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke had an amazing adventure at the Arizona Zipline Adventure and the Peppersauce Kitchen.  We had fun building our own tacos with steak and chicken.  And those cookies - - they were amazing!
Arizona ZipLine Adventures
 
On Thursday, October 10th the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse is closed for it's annual renovations.  Rotarian of the month, Peggy Knowles, has arranged for us to have lunch at the Swiss Chalet ski lodge building located at Arizona Zip Line Adventures, 35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623.  The members of the club at the September 19th meeting voted on the lunch selection for the day.  We will have a taco buffet.
 
Car pools will meet the the Bocce Ball Court on Thursday, October 10th at 10:45 am.
 
George Corrigan, Book Man
 
George Corrigan September 14, 1938 - October 6, 2019
More below!
George Corrigan, The Book Man
 
The kids called him "The Book Man"
 
George Corrigan initiated the Age Appropriate Book Program in three area schools.  After working with a similar program with his Hawaiian Club, George developed the program for the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  The rest is history.  Annually George lead our club in delivering books 3 times a year to approximately 1,200 students in Mammoth,  San Manuel, Oracle and Catalina.  It would be nice to name our book program in honor of George.  Does any one have some great ideas for a name?
Thank Yous
 
George Corrigan loved all the Thank Yous
 
George Corrigan cherished the wonderful notes the students wrote to thank our club for the books.  Meeting after meeting, George would bring stacks of thank you notes from students in all these schools.  All those thanks yous brought so much joy to George!
So Many Talents to Share
 
George Corrigan, Talented Desktop Publisher
 
When you looked at George's Rotary badge, it said "Desktop Publishing" for George's category.  George never stopped using his skills and knowledge to make a difference in our club.  He made amazing Swag Bags, brochures, bookmarks, tickets, lunch invitations, and so much more.  Then he donated his time, efforts, and products to the club.
8 Paul Harris Awards
 
George Corrigan as he received his pin for his 8th Paul Harris
 
George was not only the recipient of a number of Paul Harris awards, but he also honored other members with Paul Harris Awards.  George recognized other members of our club by transferring his Paul Harris points to hard working members so that they might receive this honor.  
Generation Justice
L to R Barbara Barr, Rebecca Masterson, Peggy Knowles
 
A generous donation check was presented to Rebecca Masterson, Chief Counsel & Vice President of Generation Justice.  Rebecca is intent on fixing the broken Foster Care System.  Started in AZ two years ago, Generation Justice removes children from families with unsafe conditions and places them in foster care.  The adoption process is then expedited for these children into loving homes.
 
Philanthropy is FUN!
 
Members of the October 1st Book Delivery Team Left to Right:  A.T. Barr, Paul Herr, Liese Razzeto, Elaine Terry, Joe Dylewski and Leslie Hawkins.  Missing out on some of the fun and not pictured: Eric Erickson
 
Members of the October 1st Book Delivery team had a little fun after delivering books to several hundred kiddios at the Coranado School in Catalina.  Each Rotarian stood on the state where they were born.  Even grown up kids like recess!
Congratulations Anita McDonald
 
Congratulations to Anita McDonald, our Governor Nominee Designate! Anita hales from the Catalina Club which meets in east Tucson. Anita will serve as our District Governor in 2022-2023.
Our New Amigos
Left to Right:  Amigo Linda Bradner, with her sponsor Barbara Barr, Joe Guyton, Chair of the Amigo program, New Amigo Leslie Fromm with her sponsor, Gordon Wainwright.
 
 
Joe Guyton, chair of the Amigo Program, welcomes are two newest Amigos, Linda Bradner and Leslie Fromm.  While many of you may recognize Linda from SaddleBrooke, you may also recognize Leslie from our Fore For Kids Golf Tournament.  Leslie is the phenomenal organizer behind our FFK.  Even though FFK is more than 7 months away, Leslie has already raised over $17,000!
Honorary SaddleBrooke Rotary Member
 
Seamus graduated number one in his class at Camp Bow Wow.  Proud parents, Joe and Wendy Guyton, help make our club the best and we welcome Seamus into our folds. 
Camp Bow Wow
 
Lisa Ostazeski was on hand to give us some valuable advice on care and training of our most cherished pets.  She had many words of wisdom for the dog owners in our club.
Again...A Special Thanks to Eric Erickson
 
Service Above Self is Eric Erickson's specialty.  As one of our newest members, Eric is always the first to volunteer for all of our projects.  Eric was also, September's Rotarian of the Month.  We appreciate you!!!!
Angels Always Have Wings
 
They are Angels among us.  The Guytons are back from Pinetop and have earned their Wings and a "Service Above Self" pin for their dedication to our club! 
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
 
Our fearless leader, Barbara Barr, was in costume to celebrate her fierceness.  
Pima JTED Aademy Health Care Program
 
We were proud to have the daughter of our own Eric Erickson on hand to share her experience with JTED.  Amy Erickson is planning on a health care career and she is getting started with classes in her field while she is still in high school.
 
 
Beth Francis of JTED shared with us that the Medical Community in Tucson is in crisis mode.  There are not enough health care workers to fill the open positions. 
 
L to R Eric Erickson, Amy Erickson, Greg D'Anna, Beth Francis
Elaine Terry-"Director of Fun"
 
Recognizing Special Members.  Elaine demonstrates her can of Silly String on Chris Millar.  We love Elaine for her "Service Above Self" personality.  Thank You Elaine!
Life Is Good Chiropractic
 
Dr. Amanda Smicklas and her Office Manager, Connie McIntyre, were in the house to talk about the effect of stress on our bodies.  The pain associated with the stress of life an be helped with advanced Chiropractic services.  
Fall Social
Save the Date for our Fall Social!
Eric Erickson Speaks on the Tucson Real Estate Market 
 
Our own Eric Erickson stays excited on the health of the Tucson Real Estate Market.  As a private investor, Eric stressed the 6 principles of Investing in property.  Formerly with Honeywell, Eric now works through his company, Viking Equity, to guide investors in Tucson.
Welcome Linda Bradner!
 
Linda Bradner, our newest Amigo Member, receives a hug from Barbara Barr.  Linda comes to us from Georgia and lives full time in SaddleBrooke.
Neil Deppe/Service Above Self
 
President, Barbara Barr, awards Neil Deppe with a Service Above Self Pin for his dedication to Rotary for 44 years.  Neil was also given bubbles for his upcoming Rotary Social.  Thanks Neil for all you do!
Region 6 Panel Discussion
 
Left to Right:  Teree Bergman (Dove Mountain), Randy Brooks (Marana), John Barnett (Oro Valley). Jim Lamb (Oro Valley), Tom Simester (SaddleBrooke), Barbara Barr (SaddleBrooke), Roger Sweet (SaddleBrooke Sunrise), and Mary Thompson (SaddleBrooke Sunrise).
 
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Region 6 gathered to share information about their clubs and learn from each other.  It was so great to visit with our neighboring clubs, and learn all about their service projects, fundraisers, and interests.
Moderator Extraordinaire
 
Moderator extraordinaire, Liese Razzeto!
 
A huge thank you to Liese Razzeto who did such a great job of organizing and moderating our panel discussion with Region 6 Clubs.  
 
 
Veterans & First Responders Memorial
 
Kay Williams and Steve Didio of the Veterans and First Responders Memorial
 
Rotarians learned about the Veterans and First Responders Memorial from Kay Williams and Steve Didio.
Welcome to Crystle Nehrmeyer
 
Welcome to our Newest Member, Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent of Oracle School District.
 
A warm welcome to our newest Rotarian, Crystle Nehrmeyer.  Crystle is the new Superintendent of the Oracle School District.  Before coming to Oracle she was in the Flowing Wells District.  Crystle a new bride as well as a new step mom, a dog mom, and a nature lover.  She is very appreciative of all our club has done for her school district, and we hope to do even more!  Welcome Crystle!  We're so happy to have you as part of our gang of friendly volunteers!
Rotarians Can Dance
Dancing Rotarians & Friends Left to Right:  Diane Demeroutis, Eric Erickson, Sharon Walker, Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, Crystle Nehrmeyer, and Peggy Knowles.
 
Diane Demeroutis, Eric Ericson, Sharon Walker, Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, Crystle Nehrmery, and Peggy Knowles throw their nets in the water to catch fish for the Haukilau!
 
 
 
Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, and Crystle Nehrmeyer learn how to tell a Hawaiian story with their hands.
 
 
All together now!  Diane Demeroutis and Eric Erickson show their moves!
Bill Demeroutis Awarded Service Above Self Pin
 
Bill Demeroutis Awarded Service above Self Pin during the August 22, 2019, The Rotary club of Saddlebrooke meeting.
 
 
Before joining The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, Bill Demeroutis had over eight years volunteering with Rotary as a member of the Lake Stevens Washington Rotary Club, and Bill served in several leadership roles with that Club.
 
Bill’s drive with The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is to practice “Service Above Self” which he has demonstrated here as a member of our Club. Accordingly, during our August 22, 2019 meeting, Barbara Barr presented Bill with his Service Above Self pin.
 
Congratulations Bill and well deserved, Sir!  
A Short History of Hula
 
 
Maxine treated our Rotarians to a History of Hula Dancing and it's significance in Hawaiian Culture.
 
A Short History of Hula
 
 
Hula as a visual form of a language
In ancient times, the Hawaiians had no written alphabet, but they recognized the importance of recording their history and rich culture. Hula became a culturally significant and prominent form of storytelling. Early Hawaiians use Hula and Ōlelo (chants) as a way of recording their history, culture, mythology, genealogy, and battles.  If you have the opportunity to watch Hula Dancers the motions with their hands, arms and other gestures are all telling a specific story from their history.
 
Male Dancers and Teachers
Historically, Male dancers have tattoos on their body, which record the family’s history and rank within their local community or group.  Also, teachers (called Kumu in Hawaii) are entrusted with guarding and passing down their accounts of history, via Hula, through multiple generations of each family.
 
When Hula was Banned (and how it survived)
The first Christian missionaries to arrive in Hawaii were a group of Americans, who sailed aboard a ship called the Thaddeus and arrived on March 30, 1820.  Hula Dancing was not something the missionaries approved of.  However, this was not the reason it was banned.  In 1830 Queen Kaʻahumanu who had converted to Christianity forbade public performances of Hula.
 
Thanks, to the Kuma, who secretly continued to teach Hula in private settings. Thus Hula remained alive, and by the 1850s, public hula became regulated by a system of licensing.  
Thankfully, the Hawaiian performing arts had a resurgence during the reign of King David Kalākaua (1874–1891), who encouraged the traditional techniques of the arts. Thanks to King Kalākaua, Hula remains a vital, vibrant, and ongoing part of Hawaii’s culture and history today!
 
The original video of the speech of this article is based on can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/videos/1384086515089370/?t=644
 
A Challenge 
 
In a special Inspiration from Rotarian Emerson Knowles, members of the club were challenged to raise the bar on their life. Emerson encouraged members to take a favorite quotation and turn it into an affirmation to move their life forward.
Honoring Stephen Argentati
Barbara Barr and Stephen Argentati
 
When it comes to helping the club out, you can always count on Stephen Argentati!  Our dedicated Sargent at Arms is always first to volunteer, and make our meetings fun.  Whether it's strumming a toy ukulele while wearing a coconut bikini top and a grass skirt, or carrying tables as we clean up after a Mardi Gras party, we can count on Stephen.  He was recognized at the meeting with a Service Above Self pin.
Tales from Biosphere 2
Linda Leigh
 
Linda Leigh was the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Saddlebrook on August 15, 2019.  Linda was the test subject in a three-week stay in Biosphere 2 before her two year stay with a team of seven other people. She designed the ecosystems in Biosphere 2, working with engineers, architects, and other scientists. 
 
Creating the Biosphere-Ecosystems & Two Years in a Glass Covered Dome
 
Linda Leigh was the test subject in a three-week stay in Biosphere 2 before her two year stay with a team of seven other people. She designed the ecosystems in Biosphere 2, working with engineers, architects, and other scientists.
 
Before anyone could inhabit the Biosphere, a great deal of preparatory work had to be done.  It was during this phase that Ms. Leigh traveled around the world to collect over 2,000 plants intended to “grow oxygen” during the two-year stay in which the eight specialists would be sealed in the Biosphere.  One would think obtaining this number of plants would be a monumental task, which it was.  But this barely scratches the surface of what she had to do.  In addition to the oxygen growing plants, she also had to consider the unique soil each plant needed and the various insects and small animals that would be necessary to ensure the plants' health and pollination for continued growth during the two years humans inhabited the Biosphere.  This effort was further complicated by the fact that Biosphere 2 maintains four distinctly different ecosystems: a mangrove wetland, a rain forest, an ocean with coral reef, and a savanna-like desert environment.
 
As one of the original team members in the Biosphere 2 experiments, Ms. Leigh managed the health, research, and documentation of the ecosystems.  Ms. Leigh was candid about the stress involved in being sealed in a confined environment with seven other people for two years.  As one can imagine, there were group dynamics and tensions among the resident crew.  But that didn’t mean the group couldn’t work together for the common good.  As an example, one morning, the occupants woke to discover that the carbon dioxide levels had risen significantly.  The team had to work together quickly to determine the cause and rectify the problem.  As it turned out, an unattended water hose was left on and soaked a compost pile which intern created the sudden rise in carbon dioxide.  Drying out the compost pile and planting more plants to increase oxygen levels solved the problem.
 
Ms. Leigh and the others were Biosphere Pioneers, and their experiments set world records in closed ecological systems, agricultural production, health improvements with the high nutrient and low caloric diet the crew followed, and insights into the self-organization of complex biological systems and atmospheric dynamics. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Biosphere work may significantly contribute to the planned Mars missions.
Video on Biosphere 2
Linda Leigh speaking on "Tales of Biosphere 2
 
It was so amazing to hear Linda Leigh speak at our meeting on August 15th.  She kept our Rotary Club and a large number of visitors riveted for an hour!  If you or your family are on Facebook, you can see the video at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/videos/1151173131754573/.
Paul Herr Honored
Left to Right:  Paul Herr and Barbara Barr
 
Paul Herr was honored for his work for The Rotary Club of SaddleBroke.  Paul serves as Treasurer of the Foundation, helps with the Club Teasurer's position during the summer, and  Club Secretary.  In addition, Paul is always there helping with every project, volunteer work, and event we do.  Paul is a music aficionado and is currently learning to play the harmonica.  The Club presented Paul with a new harmonica and a Service Above Self pin.
Senior Village
 
Left to Rights:  Barbara Barr and The Board of Senior Village,  Sandy Morse (Director), Mardie Toney (Director), Stephanie Thomas (Secretary), and David Loendorf (Chair).
 
The Board of Directors of the Senior Village of SaddleBrooke updated our club on the new services offered by the organization.  Since their last visit to our club, Senior Village has grown by leaps and bounds in both membership and services.  Through this network of volunteers, residents of SaddleBrooke are able to age in place.  We are so grateful for all this organization does for us and our community!
The District 5500 Membership Seminar
Left to Right:  Julia Young (Communications, The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke), Maggie DeBlock (President of SaddleBrooke Sunrise Club), Dick Kroese (SaddleBrooke Sunrise Club and Assistant Governor), and Barbara Barr (President of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke).

The SaddleBrooke gang enjoys breakfast together before the Membership Seminar at Quail Creek near Green Valley.  The Rotary Internal focus for August is membership.  District 5500 celebrated membership month by hosting this seminar at the Kino Conference Center at Quail Creek . Stay tuned for more information about Membership month!
Welcome To Our Newest Rotarian
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Wolf Tombe, and Fred Lowy!
 
Members gave a standing ovation to our newest member, Wolf Tombe.  Wolf recently moved to the Ranch, coming from the Washing D.C. area.  He's had an exciting career in law enforcement and technology, which left us all awestruck!  Wolf's mentor is Gary Terrell, who is currently out of the country.  Fred Lowy stepped in to assist with Wolf's induction ceremony.
Pinal County Assessor
Doug Wolfl, Pinal County Assessor

Pinal Couity Assessor, Doug Wolf , gives us an update on assessments and current state issues.  If you would like to hear his speech, there is a video on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/.
Doug May Honored
 
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr and Doug May.
 
Past President Doug May was recognized for his many light bulb moments. Doug has come up with so many good ideas that have really had an impact on the club! For his many contributions to the club, Doug was award a Service Above Self Pin!
A Taste of Tuscany
Below are just a few pictures from our Taste of Tuscany Social.  
To see even more pictures, go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke/
 
 
Thank you Chris and Cristiane Millar for the incredible Taste of Tuscany and
a wonderful party at your warm and inviting home.
 
 
 
Left to Right front:  Gordon Wainwright, Heather Freeman Wainwright, Don Terry, Dorothy Herr, Elaine Terry, Mark Miller & A.T. Barr
Left to Right back:  Bill Fry and Emerson Knowles.
 
 

 
Left to Right:  Bill Walker, Heather Freeman (Wainwright), Sharon Walker, Christiane Millar, Kim Miller, Fran Lowy, Fred Lowy and Bill Demeroutis.
 
 
 
Left to Right:  Judy Deppe, Dorothy Herr, Elaine Terry, Fran Lowy, and Heather Freemen (Wainwright).
 
 
Exchanging Flags
Left to Right:  John Oszust, Barbara Barr, and Monica Oszust
 
Aloha and Mahalo to our new friends from Kauai, John and Monica Oszust.  John and Monica have been visiting George Corrigan, who used to be in their Rotary Club.  They actually accused our club of stealing George from them.  :^) The Oszuzts are very active in their club, John is past president, while Monica is the current president.  They have just purchased a home at the SaddleBrooke Ranch, so we hope to see much more of them!
 
Prestigious Member Awards
 
Barbara Barr presents Robert Christadore with a "Service Above Self" Award for his work on our bigget fundraiser...Fore 4 Kids.
 
 
Outgoing Fore 4 Kids Chair awards Emerson Knowles with an appreciation plaque for his years of sponsorship.  We could not do it without his generousity!  Thank you Emerson.
Bill Fry on Mark Twain
 
Dr. William Fry (Bill) was SaddleBrooke Rotary's 1st Amigo.  Bill has been a English Literature Professor and writing for 58 years.  He has a special interest in the "Father of Standup Comedy", Mark Twain.  Dr. Fry amused us at lunch with many of Mark Twain's literary accomplishments.  
Committee Heads Have A Plan!
L to R  Paul Herr, Neil Deppe, Barbara Barr, Gary Terrell, ElaineTerry, Doug May
 
We appreciate our members stepping up to the plate and hitting it out of the park with their plans.  We all need to support them with our time and ideas to make their year a success.  Our Committee heads this year are:
 
Barbara Barr - Public Relations/Communications
Elaine Terry - Family of Rotary
Ed Treick - Vocational Services
Neil Deppe - Fundraising
Sheila Tuhy - Youth Services
Wendy Guyton - Membership
Stephen Argentati - Sargent At Arms
Paul Herr - Basha's Cards
Gordon Wainright - Fore For Kids
Gary Terrell - Foundation
Barbara Barr - Strategic Planning
Doug May - Interact and International Connections
 
 
 
Recognizing Chris Millar
Chris Millar was awarded a Mickey Mouse pointer and a Service Above Self Pin
 
Chris Millar was recognized for the Service Above Self Pin and awarded a Mickey Mouse pointer to assist him with his duties as Club Administrator.  If there is one thing we all know for sure, it's that Chris Millar will always be there.  He never misses a meeting, event, volunteer opportunity, or training. He's always the first to volunteer to help, host, or work on whatever we do.  When he has family visiting, he brings them along to volunteer as well.  Thanks for all you do Chris.  We appreciate you to help in our efforts to make the world a better place!
Joyce Johnson...Our Resident Piano Player
L to R Doug May, Joyce Johnson
 
A well deserved thank you gift from Doug May.  Our own Joyce Johnson plays the piano for us every week before our meetings.  We love you Joyce!
Welcome to the Family!
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr,  Bill Demeroutis, Diane Demeroutis, Liese Razzeto, Mike Razzeto, and Doug May.

Barbara Barr and Doug May welcomed two members to our Rotary Family.  The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is delighted to welcome Bill Demeroutis and Liese Razzeto.  Bill and Diane Demeroutis recently moved here from Washington State, and Liese and Mike Razzeto join us from Idaho.  Both of our transfers are former Rotary Presidents.
A New Set Of Clubs
 
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Gordon Wainwright and his wife Heather Freeman.  

A New Set of Clubs:  In honor of his hard work on the Fore For Kids Golf Tournament, Gordon Wainwright was honored with a BRAND NEW set of clubs, symbolic of Fore For Kids (note that these are plastic kid's clubs).  While  Gordon has only joined our club this year, he has jumped in with both feet and taken on the role of Tournament Director for our signature fundraiser, Fore For Kids.  He also received the Rotary Service Above Self Pin.  We are grateful for Gordon's leadership in our club.   
Medicare Up-date
 
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr and Leah Kari

Many thanks to Leah Kari, who spoke to our club and community members about Medicare.  Attendees had a much better understanding of Medicare following Leah's presentation.  Leah also provided excellent books on the topic.  Leah Kari is also a Fore For Kids supporter, and was a featured advertiser in our Fore Fore Kids 2019 Program.
Congratulations, George!
George Corrigan received the Rotarian of the Year Award and his thank you gift from outgoing President, Doug May.  Congratulations, George!  You are an exemplary Rotarian!
Passing Of The Gavel...Welcome Barbara Barr
 
Assistant District Goverenor, Mary Straus joins outgoing President, Doug May, in welcoming our 2019/2020 President, Barbara Barr
 
 
Our Outgoing Board of Directors.  Thank you for all of your hard work!
 
 
Welcome to our 2019/2020 Board of Directors and their family.  Thanks for stepping up!
 
 
Doug May and Rotarian of the Quarter, Chris Millar
 
 
Doug May honors Stephen Argentati with the President's Award  
Upcoming Events | click on event title for details
Holiday Party
Dec 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
December Board Meeting
Dec 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Club Assembly and Annual Meeting
Dec 12, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
The Vocational Foundation
Jan 02, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
January Board Meeting
Jan 09, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Tax Changes for 2020
Jan 09, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Viet Nam War Memories
Jan 16, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Welcoming New Members
Jan 23, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Fore For Kids
Oro Valley Country Club
Apr 13, 2020
 
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Executives & Directors
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President Elect
 
President Nominee
 
President SRCFoundation
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Club Administration Chairman
 
Community Service Chairman
 
Family of Rotary Chairperson
 
International Service Chairman
 
Membership Chairman
 
Chairman Youth Srvs
 
Chairman Fund Raising
 
Chairman Fore For Kids
 
Chairman PR
 
Editor Bulletin
 
Chairperson Programs
 
Chairman Vocational Services
 
The Rotary Foundation Chairman
 
Communications Chairman
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Barbara Barr
December 8
 
Gordon Wainwright
December 25
 
Spouse Birthdays
Barbara Barr
December 8
 
Jacque
December 14
 
Emily Erickson
December 21
 
Carolyn Ruland
December 29
 
Russell Hampton
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