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Member Bulletin Week Ending October 16, 2022


It is with great pleasure, the nominating committee and board of directors announce John Oszust as President Elect of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  John will serve as President during Rotary Year 2023/2024. 

John brings a wealth of Rotary experience to this position.  He came to us the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay where he served 4 years as Foundation Chair, has been Club President, International Services Chair for 3 years and a member of the District 5000 International Services Committee. He also served as Rotary Club Of Hanalei Bay Foundation secretary.. He is a Paul Harris Fellow level 4, a Bequest Society Level 4 member and a member of the Polio Plus Society.

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Wreaths Across America
 Onita Davis, from the Oro Valley American Legion Auxiliary brought news from Wreaths Across America to our club meeting last week.   On December 17, 2022, Wreaths Across America will be at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes, as well as through the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.  Our club plans to join in this important, meaningful effort.  We will learn about this nationwide initiative, how we can be supportive, and how we can honor our fallen heroes here at home.
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This Week's Program: October 20, 2022
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This week's program will be presented by San Manuel Revitalization Coalition, an important partner in the Copper Corridor.  They develop and implement programs to empower individuals, families, and businesses to build sustainability and economic prosperity in San Manuel.  We look forward to learning about their programs and activities so we can explore new ways to impact our community.
Welcome  New Member Bill Bengen

Welcome New Member Bill Bengen

President Gordon Wainwright welcomes our newest members, Bill Bengen.  Bill's mentor will be John Oszust. 
Bill Bengen
Bill received a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T. and an M.S. from the College for Financial Planning and am a former licensee of the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation. He has had four careers: he trained as an aerospace engineer, CEO of his family's soft drink bottling firm (NY), fee-only financial advisor (CA), and is currently a financial researcher and aspiring novelist (AZ). 
In the early 1990s, in response to his client’s questions, he initiated research into the sustainability of retirement withdrawals from stock and bond portfolios, which resulted in the so-called "4% Rule." he has been quoted in many major financial publications on this topic. 
In 2006 Bill detailed his research in a book, "Conserving Client Portfolios During Retirement." In 2014 he received NAPFA's (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) Robert J. Underwood Distinguished Service Award.  In 2017 the Investment News Innovators Award, awarded to individuals "who have shaped and transformed the financial service profession was presented to Bill." 
Bill currently lives in SaddleBrooke, has served since 2021 as president of "United SaddleBrooke", he is presently a candidate for the SaddleBrooke HOA1 BOD in the November elections.  Bill is engaged to our member Barbara Barr and they are planning a spring wedding.
Link for Friends and Family!

Here is The Link to send to Friends and Family

John Oszust is our champion for this important fundraiser (El Tour de Tucson). One way to reach our $15,000 goal is to encourage friends and family to support our efforts.
Please note the link has also been added to our club website.  It will show under the "Ride to End Polio" tab in the menu bar. It is a public link so if you direct potential donors there they will not need to login.
It's That Time of Year!

2022 Jim Click Charity Raffle

The Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke will once again be participating in the Jim Click Charity Raffle. Every year Jim Click donates a vechicle to be raffled by various charitable organizations with 100% of the money raised selling tickets goes to charity.
Saddlebrooke Rotary has participated in the past and two years. We raised over $3000 to support our programs and projects.
There are three prizes available.
First Prize. - A new 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid 
Second Prize - Two First class airline tickets to any destination
Third Prize - $5000
We have secured 400 tickets. They are $25 apiece or five for $100. Our goal is for every member to purchase or sell 6 tickets
Six tickets have been issued to you. Please attempt to sell all 6 of them. This is not a requirement but a request from President Gordon and the Board of Directors.
Once you have sold the tickets, return the envelope with cash or a check to Monica Oszust. Checks should be made to Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Foundation.
If you would like additional tickets contact Monica and she will provide them.
Tickets must be returned by early December. The drawing will be on December 15.
Make sure to complete the stubs and return them in the envelope.and be sure to include Saddlebrooke Rotary on the last line since other Rotary clubs are also participating.
If you have any questions, contact Monica at or 808-639-7150.
Good luck to you all and let’s support Rotary! It will be great if one our members was a winner this year!
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    July 17.2022
    Greetings fellow Rotarians ! Boy, we are off to a busy summer.
    Snowbirds – we miss you ! How about staying connected by joining us on zoom? Wanda and her Club Services committee have done a great job of arranging programs for every meeting. 
    Committees – lots of work is being done between meetings and we still need some positions filled. For example, our new Club Services committee needs to fill several spots to help us organize our meetings. These jobs are not onerous, a few hours a month will do it! You  can contribute from wherever you are. Please reach out to Wanda to see how you can help. I am sure you joined our club to help us get things done!
    Youth Services – John and Linda Howard have already started the process of raising awareness in the schools for our academic scholarships. How about vocational grants / scholarships? Well, I feel we need to do work to get our arms around this. I simply don’t accept the notion that none of the students in the Copper Corridor are not interested in pursuing a vocation. I’ve asked Kristi Halverson, chair of Youth Services to have her committee dig into this. So, more need for good volunteers to get involved with her committee. Also, this committee oversees RYLA and the 4-way Speech contest. Typically we send one or two students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. Why not sponsor five ?? I feel this Rotary event provides real impact to the future of young people. Also the 4-way Speech contest – we need to work with the high school students to prepare them for this contest, so they are bettered prepared. Thanks Fred Lowy for stepping up to mentor these students. With his background, they couldn’t have a better mentor!
    Community Services – this committee just keeps adding important work. This year we will be active with National Night Out in San Manuel. We are donating money to both Oracle and San Manuel to help with food, prizes, and in San Manuel we will need about 4 volunteers to help. Another opportunity to get involved! The National Night Out event is designed to bring police and other first responders together with kids to spend an evening having fun. Lets get involved.
    Fore For Kids – our major fundraiser is right on-track thanks to the leadership of Dan Watson. This golf tournament will be held November 21st . Dan’s committee has sold all of the major sponsorships and already has 78 golfers committed (only 100 golfer spots available). If you would like to golf sign up now !
    July 28th – our District Governor (Anita McDonald) will be here for her annual visit. Please make every effort to attend this meeting and consider bringing a guest.
    Wherever you are, please have a safe, healthy summer and remember to have FUN!
    Yours in Rotary,
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