Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser has been moved to Monday, September 28th
This Week 

Join us Thursday, March 27 for Zoom at Noon!

Directions below how to join us on ZOOM

Need a Volunteer for Bio


Be sure to read "Rotary is Family"!


Greeter: XXXXXXX (Please arrive at 10:55)
Ambassador: XXXXXX (Please arrive at 10:55)
Inspiration: Volunteer Needed
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
 Card Game - $64.00 52 cards + 2 Jokers
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President!
ZOOM at NOON Each Thursday at noon until we meet again!
This is NOT our first ZOOM at NOON meeting.  I wish I had been on the ball enough to take a photo of our first Zoom meeting.  But this photo gives you an idea of what a Zoom meeting looks like.  At our first ZOOM at NOON, we had 24 members in attendance.  We also have had 3 committee meetings and a board meeting on Zoom.  So your Rotary club is still hard at work, trying to make our local and global community a better place.

Our club has purchased a Zoom month to month license so all our members can use it to stay in touch, hold committee meetings, and connect at weekly club meetings.  We know that not all our members are comfortable with computers, so we are now set up for you to call into a Zoom meeting on a telephone, if that works better for you.

To get set up on, there are written and video directions on the website and in the bulletin.  Our club also has Rotary tech support that not only comes to your house, but also trains you how to use Zoom.  It's actually very easy to use the program once Zoom is set up on your computer. If you need more help on Zoom, just email Barbara!

A while before a Zoom meeting, you will receive an email with a link to the meeting. If I am doing the meeting, you will also see a reminder 15 minutes before the meeting. If another committee chair or Rotarian is doing a meeting, they may or may not send a reminder 15 minutes before the meeting. Just open your email and click on the link. It's that EZ! Then tell your computer, or other technology, to open Zoom. That's all!

Looking forward to seeing even more people at this week's ZOOM at NOON!
Rotary is Family
This information will only appear in the bulletin.  
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!


Joe and Wendy Guyton are hiding out in Pinetop with Seamus.  They are loving the solitude and beauty of the area.  Seamus is loving playing in the snow. I think they've been on 5 different Zoom meetings this week and they are still busy doing Rotary stuff!

Please remember that the Community Outreach Food Drive was cancelled, but people still need to get food from the area Food Bank. Community Outreach is taking monetary contributions, and needs our help more than ever!  
Please support the food drive!

District Governor, Ellie Patterson, and Assistant Governor, Marc Snow, have both contacted us to see how things are going. Rotary love and caring runs deep!

Kudos to Rudi Faller who has lined up tremendous speakers for the month of March. Rudi has so many experts lined up for this month. Rudi's speaker will be lined up again in the future! We sure don't want to miss out on the great programs that Rudi scheduled.

Thanks to Julia Young and Wendy Guyton, who set up a visit to take donations to Sister Jose's. We will reschedule the trip and our donations as soon as we can.

Many thanks to our Vocational Committee, who met last two weeks.  Under the direction of Ed Treick, a lot of GREAT plans are being made with Bill Demeroutis, Paul Herr, Doug May, and Chris Millar.  The committee met on Zoom after our first Zoom at Noon.  Many of their projects are being rescheduled.

Kudos to Joe and Wendy Guyton who are setting up a new subcommittee under Community Service. We had our first meeting on Zoom last Friday.  The committee is looking for leadership opportunities for our club to make a difference during these times of crisis.  Assisting in setting up the committee, in alphabetical order, are: Barbara Barr, Doug May, Liese Razetto, Dan Watson.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Watch for Important Updates:  
During this time, everything we once knew as normal, is changing at the speed of light.  We are having to make decisions based upon decisions that are made by other entities.  I don't think anyone has lived through a world-wide pandemic before, so none us know what to expect. In order to keep up with what's going on, PLEASE 
1.  Check your email for updates from the club
2.  Download Zoom so you can join in on the fun with our Rotary community.
3.  Check the website for updates and important information:
An Important Announcement from the President of our Foundation: Gary Terrell:
“The Foundation needs to elect 2 to 3 directors to the Foundation Board of Directors at the May 21, 2020 annual meeting.  The term of a director is 3 years and the Foundation has 4 scheduled meetings a year. When necessary the Foundation conducts business electronically between scheduled meetings.  Presently one Club member has indicated he is interested in running for a director’s position.  
Anyone interested in running for a director’s position or wants more information on the duties of a director can contact Gary Terrell at or call him at 520 433-9763.” 
From the Chair of our Grants Committee, Fred Lowy:
"The SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Foundation is in the process of seeking applicants for its 2020 grants. If you know of a youth-oriented group seeking funds for a specific project – not operating funds – please notify grants chairman Fred Lowy at as soon as possible. Those groups will receive an application for funding consideration.
Thanks, Fred Lowy"
Fore for Kids has been rescheduled for Monday, September 28th!

I hope I haven't missed anyone!  It takes so many people to make an active club like this operate.  We are so fortunate to have so many members who pitch in!


Do you have a Facebook account?  If so, please go to our club's Facebook page and like it!!  You will even get to see videos of our meetings!


If Plan A doesn't work, we still have 26 letters in the alphabet!
And after the 25 letters, we can go to lots of numbers!
Be sure to refresh or reload your browser for the latest information!
While things are changing minute by minute, here's where we are right now, Sunday, March 22nd at 4:30pm:

1. Watch for weekly updates in your bulletin. Please watch your email for up-to-date information. Summaries of the latest information will be on the website at
2. We will ZOOM at NOON for our club meetings until further notice. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS!
3. HOA 1 is pretty much closed except for golf and meals to go at the clubhouse.
4. HOA 2 will serve take-out meals and is closed except for golf, swimming, and tennis.
5. The Fore For Kids will be postponed until Monday, September 28th!  Please save the date!
6.  Members of the Board of Directors are forming a very special task force to follow up on our members.  Each board member will be calling several members of the club to check up on our members and Amigos. Please let us know about any needs you have.
7.  The Community Service Committee is setting up a subcommittee to help us serve those in need in our community. Joe and Wendy Guyton have volunteered to head up this subcommittee.  Stay tuned for more information and to find out how to help!
Know that each and everyone one of our members and Amigos are in our thoughts and prayers! 
Please let us know your needs! We are here to support each other!
Be sure to refresh or reload your browser for the latest information!
YouTube Directions on Zoom
YouTube Video Directions to Use Zoom 
Everyone learns differently!  You may be more comfortable reading directions or watching a video.  If you aren't set up on Zoom yet, this video may be helpful.
If you are still having trouble getting set up on Zoom, Rotary Tech Support makes house calls and personal training.  Just contact Barbara to set that up!
Get Set Up With Zoom
Get set up with Zoom so we can stay in touch!
District 5500 has asked us all to stay in touch and meet though Zoom, if needed.  The hardest part is signing up, and that's not too bad! However, if you need help to get this set up, please just let Barbara Barr know!  We'd be happy to even come to your home and help! Here's how you do it!
1.  Go to
2.  When you are on the Zoom homepage, go to the upper righthand corder and click on the blue button that says: "SIGN UP, IT'S FREE"
3.  A new page will open that will ask for your email address.  Fill in your correct email address and click on the blue button that says: "SIGN UP"
4   Another new page will open that tells you they have sent you an email.  Check your email!
5.  In your email, find your message from Zoom.  Open the email and click on the blue button that says: "Activate Account"
6.  Another new page will open.  Fill in your name and make a password. After you confirm your password, click on the orange button that says: "Continue"
7.  Another new page will open asking you to invite people to Zoom.  If you are not going to invite colleagues, family or friends, then click on the white button on the lower right corner that says: "Skip this step".  If you are comfortable with technology and want to use Zoom to communicate with friends and family or hold meetings, follow the directions from Zoom.
8.  Another new page will open.  If you are just wanting to use this program to attend Rotary meetings, you are DONE.  

NOTE:  You will receive an email from Zoom when we have a meeting.  The email will give you a date and time of the meeting.  It will also give you a link to the meeting.  Put the date and time on your calendar, and SAVE THE EMAIL!  When it's time for the meeting, you just go back to the email about the meeting, and click on the link to the meeting.  Zoom will ask you about using your audio and microphone.  Just click on  "YES" and enjoy the meeting.
Leadership with John Maxwell
Members of the club, and about 15,000 other people, watched the first of 3 episodes of John Maxwell's "Leadership Through Crisis" on Facebook LIVE.
John Maxwell, one of the foremost authors and speakers on leadership, has a FREE summit on Facebook LIVE for the next 3 days.  These are available at 9:00am Arizona time on Sunday, March 22; Monday, March 23. and Tuesday March 24th. Even is you don't consider yourself as a leader, John's messages have some very good advice and understanding for all of us. You will probably find a lot of comfort in his messages. They are available on the Facebook page of John C. Maxwell, which is:

There was so much meat in today's Facebook LIVE that I just watched and listened the first time I saw this on LIVE. Then I streamed the summit again to take notes.  The program is actually over an hour long, but I stopped it so many times to write down notes that it took me a couple of hours to watch it and take notes. I was glad that I already had taken so many of John Maxwell's classes. While there is tons of great information, here's a warning that it will get a little salesy at the very end. After all, John Maxwell is in business to train leaders and make a living. But this happens after the first hour.
I tried to set up a Facebook Watch Party for this video.  However, I could not find any of those controls on this Facebook LIVE. I don't know if they have adjusted their settings, or if I just don't know enough about it.  If you know how to set up a Watch Party, I would appreciate your help! 

Because this is recorded on Facebook LIVE, you must be on Facebook in order to see it. However, it's also continues to be available on John C. Maxwell's Facebook page to watch any time at your convenience. So if you miss the LIVE at 9:00 am, or you want to see the replay, it is available.
Find Out March 30th
The Whistle Blower
Former Amigo, Craig Stokley, is now a permanent SaddleBrooke Rotary Member.  Craig has stepped up to keep all of our Amigo Members in line.  Barbara Barr awards Craig with a whistle and a Service Above Self pin to aid in his efforts.
Tri-Community Food Bank
Lori Ward spoke to us about changes to the SaddleBrooke Food Drive this year due to the Corona Virus.  Last year, SaddleBrooke donated $21,000 to tbe drive.  This year, only cash donations will be accepted.
Water Sanitation & Hygiene Month
SaddleBrooke Resident, Bruce Hale, spent his career as a Scientist in the Water Industry.  "We won't run out of water in SaddleBrooke if we are thoughtful about how we use it"
Honoring Joe Dylewski
Joe Dylewski receives the Service Above Self Award
It started off as just another Rotary meeting, when all of a sudden, one of our member had a medical issue. Jumping up from the table, Joe assisted the member,  contacted the member's spouse, and drove the member to the ER.  As family was not able to help, Joe stayed with the member for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening while they secured medical assistance. As this was one of the most active trading days on the stock market, you know Joe Dylewski went way beyond the Rotary moto, "Service Above Self".
We saved Joe's Lunch from the previous week!
Since we're a club that tries to have fun, we kiddied Joe that since he missed eating the previous week's lunch, we saved his lunch for him!
Welcome New Member
Left to Right:  Ed Birch, Donna Birch, Barbara Barr, and Wendy Guyton
We were so happy to warmly welcome Donna Birch into our Rotary Family.  With Donna is her husband of almost 50 years, Ed.  As Barbara Barr placed the club's signature pin, the Kokopelli, on Donna, Wendy Guyton performed a beautiful induction.  Wendy wrote a heartwarming induction ceremony to welcome our new members.
The Wisdom of H.J. Punch Howarth
H.J. Punch Howarth
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed the wisdom of H.J. Punch Howarth as he shared his tale of "An Unexpected Retirement".
2nd Annual Day of Peace
District 5500 Day of Peace
April 4, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Center
436 S. Williams Blvd. (in the Williams Center)
Tucson, AZ 85711
Registration is on our District website.  Cost is $25.00 which includes registration, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Day of Peace! Rotarians are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, ethnic tensions and lack of access to education.  We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. We will find out more about Rotary’s long-time passion for peace at our second annual Day of Peace and why it’s more important than ever to learn and understand the importance of peace. Inspirational speakers such as our very own Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Mayor Regina Romero and 2-time Peace Fellow, Mark Flanigan, will be featured. We are excited about having our talented Nina Trasoff as the Panel Moderator. We will also have an afternoon interactive program led by Communication Specialists from Tucson’s Center for Community Dialogue as we discuss the Neurobiology of Conflict, how to identify Judgmental Bias, and how our clubs can become Peacebuilder Clubs. Please consider this a personal invitation from fellow Rotarians, Ellie Patterson, your DG, and Joe Daniszewski, District Peace Projects Chair.
“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana
Thank You Tom & Barbara
Barbara and Tom Turriff
Jim Pfeifer, Liese Razzeto, Pepper Pfeifer, Mike Razzeto, Neil Deppe, and Bill Fry.
Barbara Barr, Neil Deppe, Ed Treick, Bill Fry, and John Ruland,
SaddleBrooke Rotary's Socials are always so much fun!  Tom and Barbara Turriff hosted the party on Friday 2-28.  The views from their new home are spectacular and they were the consummate host and hostess.  Friendship and Food were the order of the evening.  
Honoring Ed Treick
Ed Treick and Barbara Barr
Ed Treick was honored for his many years of service to Rotary, both in Wisconsin, and here in SaddleBrooke.  Ed has been active with our Foundation for many years.  Currently Ed chairs the Vocational Committee.  Thanks for al you do to make the world a better place, Ed!
What's Up In Oro Valley
Omar Cruz (The Roadrunners Team), Dave Perry (President & CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce), and Barbara Barr (President of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke)
Our club always loves it when we hear Dave Perry speak about what's going on in Oro Valley.  As President and CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dave knows everything.  We are fortunate to have an amazing city like Oro Valley as our closest large city.  Dave also brought Omar Cruze, of the Tucson Roadrunners, to the meeting.  Omar is arranging for Dusty the Roadrunner to appear at our golf tournament!
115 Years Ago Today
Happy Birthday Rotary International! 
Our Four Founders
115 years ago today, these four became the FIRST ROTARIANS!
Newly Ordainded Members
Wendy Guyton welcomes Craig Stokely and Leise Rizzeto as permanent SaddleBrooke Rotary Club members.
Joe Delewski...Service Above Self
Joe Delewski has been a key member in many areas of our club for years.  Thank you Joe for your long standing support!
VOSH Arizona
Barbara Barr joins speaker, Dr. Dan Twelker.  Dr. Twelker is a past President of VOSH Arizona and the current President of VOSH International.  Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, VOSH, treats almost 150,000 patients at no cost.  
Save The  Date
Save the date for District 5500 Conference 2020!  It would be a good idea to book your reservation soon!
Sister Jose Women's Center
Barbara Barr joins Jean Fedigan, founder of Sister Jose Women's Center in Downtown Tucson.  An Angel among us, Jean helps homeless women with food and rest at her large facility in the heart of the Old Pueblo.  Thank you Jean for your kindness!
Every Rotarian Every Year
Tom Turriff, Rotary International Foundation Chair
Tom Turriff announced some special incentives for contributing to Every Rotarian Every Year.  Remember, these special incentives are only good until the end of the month! 
Rotarian of the Month
Sheila Tuhy, Rotarian of the Month for February
The programs for the month of February are brought to you by Sheila Tuhy.  Sheila's amazing eloquence makes her the perfect Mistress of Ceremonies as she introduces the speakers. And boy, does she have GREAT plans for this month!
Honoring Emerson Knowles
Emerson Knowles and Barbara Barr
Emerson Knowles was honored for his many contributions to the club.  In addition to being a major sponsor for the Fore Fore Kids Fundraiser, he has also been an emcee again and again.  Emerson has taken the leadership in our Veterans Day program and is a regular speaker.
Honoring Elaine Terry
Elaine Terry and Barbara Barr
Elaine Terry was honored as the Rotarian of the Quarter for her work on membership retention.  Elaine spent many hours interviewing our members.  In an anonymous interview, Elaine gathered suggestions and ideas from our members.  The anonymous suggestions and ideas were then presented to the board.
Emerson's Financial Forecast
Emerson's 2020 Financial Forecast
Emerson Knowles treated the club to his Financial Forecast for 2020.  We always look forward to this presentation each year.  It's great to get Emerson's expertise on such an important topic.
Honoring Melissa Hawkin's Farm Bureau
Left to Right:  Bob Chirstodore (2019 Fore For Kids Tournament Director), Barbara Barr (President 2019-2020), Melissa Hawkins (Melissa Hawkins Farm Bureau), Gordon Wainwright (2020 Fore For Kids Tournament Director), and Doug May (President 2018-2019).
Melissa Hawkins was honored for her support for the 2019 Fore For Kids Golf Tournament.  Not only was her agency a sponsor for the fundraiser, but Melissa was also fundamental to the success of the event.  Melissa chaired the silent auction and wine pull.  Her leadership was instrumental to the tournament.
Honoring Sheila Tuhy
Sheila Tuhy and Barbara Barr
Sheila Tuhy was honored with a Service Above Self pin for her work for The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  Sheila jumped right in as a volunteer for projects and hosting club gatherings.  She attended the first session of RLI and has been leading our Youth Services Committee.  Thank you Sheila for helping us make a difference.
The Four Way Test
Barbara Barr and Fred Lowy
Fred Lowy read part of the story of the history of the Four Way Test.  While we didn't have time to devote to the entire story, you can read more at:
Dan Watson on Building a Home in a Day!
Dan Watkins spoke on building a home in a day.
For 13 years, Dan Watson has headed up a Rotary project in Baja California.  His club has been building a home in a day for a deserving family across the border.  Dan shared an amazing video, created by his wife, Kathy.
RLI Graduation
The 2020 Class of the Rotary District 5500's Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).
Left to Right:  Fred Shirley (Sierra Vista), Barbara Barr (The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke) Sheila Chavez (Casa Grande), Ellie Patterson (District Governor), Joe Guyton (RLI Chair), Larry Hampton (Sierra Vista West), and Willis Horak (Casas Adobes).
SaddleBrooke Rotary New Club Members
Wow!  New Member Chairman, Wendy Guyton, welcomes four new Club Members!  L to R  Bill Bell, Susan Bell, Bre Zientarski and Harvey Smith.
New Amigo
Barbara Barr and Joe Guyton welcome new Club Amigo Member, Eric Zientarski, to SaddleBrooke Rotary.
San Manuel Students Of The Month
L to R Savanna Roan, Tamara Cano, Celeste Large, Joe Dylewski.
RYLA Students
Doug May joins Rotary Youth Leadership Association Students.
L to R Doug May, Karyme Young, Araceli Curry, Marialena Molina
Attracting New Members
Wendy Guyton, New Membership Chairman and Barbara Barr, President, introduce a training to help the entire club attract new members.  
Honoring John Ruland
John Ruland and Barbara Barr with John's Service Above Self Award to help him continue training his amazing dog, The Kid.
John Ruland was awarded a Service Above Self Pin for his ongoing work in behalf of the club.  Throughout his years in the club, John has always been on either the Board of Directors for the club or for our foundation.  John steps up to help wherever he is needed, whether it be an office, a board member, a judge in the 4 way speech contest, or help with our huge International Grant in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  We thank you John for all you do!
Tom Turriff on the Rotary International Foundation
Past President and current Rotary International Foundation Chair, Tom Turriff.
Tom Turriff presented some interesting club history on our part of the Rotary International Foundation.  Tom is working on 100% participation for Every Rotarian Every Year and setting up some special programs for Paul Harris recipients.
Doug May on Vietnam
Barbara Barr and Doug May.  Our speakers select a children's book to autograph, then the club donates the book to the bookroom at Kids Closet, where clients select books.
At our last meeting, Doug May spoke on Vietnam.  He included the history of the Vietnam War as well as his experiences.  Club members and guests were even able to see how the area looked from a pilot's point of view during all types of weather and at all times of day and night.
New Amigo
Joe Guyton and Barbara Barr welcome new Club Amigo Diane Demeroutis.  Diane is joined by her husband Bill Demeroutis who is an active Club Member.  Thank You Diane and Bill.  
Mark Miller...Our Resident Tax Expert
Our own Mark Miller spoke on the changes to Tax Codes this year.  Thank you Mark for sharing.  Mark Miller is the owner and CPA at MJM Income Tax Inc in Catalina.
Service Above Self:  Tom Nelson
President Barbara Barr recognizes Tom Nelson who was visiting our club.  Tom is a Past President of the Bisbee Club and our current District 5500 Registrar and Photographer.
Our January 2nd Meeting
It's always so great to spend Thursday lunch with these awesome people!
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
District Governor-Elect: Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The District Governor-Elect, Diane Ventura-Goodyear, spoke to the club about the Arizona fund for vocational education. The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a 503c designed to support dedicated individuals in their pursuit for a better life.  The fund provides scholarships for these individuals to obtain the necessary training and education for a better job.  Last summer we enjoyed working with 3 candidates for the scholarship.  It was a real eyeopener for us as we learned about these candidates and how hard they had worked to get a better life.  Currently the fund is out of money, so we are looking at making a donation from our club.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Joe Guyton explains the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) to the club.
The head of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Joe Guyton, explained the program to members and guests of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  The club believes so strongly in this program, that it pays registrations for all members who attend.  Almost all of our members have attended and are somewhere in the 3 year process.  Rotary is always changing, so those who have not attended RLI are encouraged to go again. New members are also encouraged to attend.  As of this writing, we have 5 members attending, and we are excited.  But there is still room for more members!  You can register at:
Paul Harris  Awards
Left to Right:  Elaine Terry (Paul Harris + 2), District Governor-Elect Diane Ventura-Goodyear, and Tom Turriff.
Left to Right: John Ruland (Paul Harris + 3), District Governor Elect Diane Ventura Goodyear, and Tom Turriff
Congratulations to Elaine Terry and John Ruland who both received new Paul Harris awards.  Elaine is now + 2 and John is + 3.  District Governor Elect Diane Ventura-Goodyear just happened to be our speaker this week, so she was on hand to assist with the celebration.  Tom Turriff delivered a very meaningful ceremony to celebrate this tremendous event.
Mark Miller Honored
Mark Miller was honored with a Service Above Self Pin
Mark Miller was honored for his work with the club.  Lately Mark has worked with a challenging International Grant.  His understanding of cultures, languages, and his patience have made a difference in helping our club to make a difference.  Our International Project provides clean drinking water in 25 schools in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Our December 12th Meeting
Happiness is spending time with these great people every Thursday!
Leslie Hawkins Honored
Leslie Hawkins and Barbara Barr
At the December 12th meeting, Leslie Hawkins was honored with the "Service Above Self" Pin.  This is Leslie's third Rotary Club.  During her career in hospital administration, Leslie was a member of Rotary Clubs on both the east and west coast. and served as President of one of the clubs.  Leslie planned an amazing Christmas Party with her amazing organizational skills.  She currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors where she serves as the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.  Leslie is also on the Membership Committee.  We appreciate all the work Leslie does in Rotary to help make the world a better place!
Merry Christmas
Wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate Christmas!
Happy Hanukkah
Sending warm wishes to our friends who celebrate Hanukkah!
Adopting  Kids for Christmas
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke adopted 17 children at IMPACT of Southern Arizona. We are very grateful for those who helped us bring Christmas to 17 area children. Many thanks to our Community Service Chair, Joe Dylewski, who headed up the drive!
The Food Bank Elves
Only a dozen of us were still in town to pack meals for the Food Bank. But our fearless Community Service Chair, Joe Dylewski, figured out a new system, and we packed food for over 150 families in a record 35 minutes. And we had fun doing it! Left to Right in the front: Joe Guyton, Joe Dylewski, Leslie Hawkins, and Eric Erickson. Left to right in the back row: Barbara Barr, Wendy Guyton, Neil Deppe, Jim Fry, Gordon Wainwright, Chris Millar, Paul Herr, and Bill Demeroutis drinking the peanut butter. Only Bill would do that!
Wellcome Wendy Harn!
Our NEWEST member, Wendy Harn, and President Barbara Barr
Wendy Harn is our 8th new member this year.  Wendy is an attorney and partner at Morris Hall PLLC.  Wendy and her husband Steve, a Detective with the Tucson Police, have 3 sons who are ALL Eagle Scouts.  Wendy and her family are very involved in making a difference.
Santa Claus Came to Rotary
Left to Right: Gary Terrell, Liese Razzeto, Bill Demeroutis, Santa, Susan Bell, Bill Bell, and Jim Fry.
Left to Right: Elaine Terry, Leslie Hawkins, Gordon Wainwright, Wendy Harn, and Santa.
Left to Right:  Neil Deppe, Bill "Doc" Pohnert, Joe Dylewski, Santa, Sheila Tuhy, Elaine Wolters, and Dan Watson.
Left to Right:  Wolf Tombe, Ed Treick, Bill Jenson, Frank Granberg, Santa, Tom Turriff, and Chris Millar.
Left to Right:  Joe Guyton, A.T. Barr, Linda Bradner, Santa, John Ruland, Paul Herr, Harvey Smith, and Wendy Guyton.
There are another 8 or 10 members who didn't get get their picture taken with Santa.  We tried to get everyone in the photos!
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Left to Right Heather Freeman Wainwright, Linda Bradner, Elaine Terry, Dorothy Herr, Leslie Hawkins, Liese Razzeto, Christianne Millar, Diane Demeroutis, Kathy Watson, MeriLee Jones, and Barbara Barr.  It seems like the "Happy Song" was the favorite of all the women.

This is the other end of the dance floor, but we still don't have everyone in the photo:  Left to right: Wendy Guyton, Heather Freeman Wainwright, Liz Denbo, Patsy Ticknor, Elaine Terry, Dorothy Herr, Linda Bradner, Leslie Hawkins, and Liese Razzeto.  Many of these women helped us close the club down that night!
Rotary Is Family Christmas Celebration
Left to Right:  Bre and Eric Zientarski, Liz Denbo and Rudi Faller, and Patsy and Brian Ticknor.
Pepper and Jim Pfeifer.                                 Gordon Wainwright and Heather Freman Wainwright
Watch for more photos or our 2019 Christmas Celebration.  Also check out our Facebook Page at
Oh What  A Party
Left to Right: President Barbara Barr, Christmas Party Chair Leslie Hawkins and Family of Rotary Chair Elaine Terry.
These two members made it all happen.  A H.U.G.E. thank you to Leslie Hawkins for an amazing Christmas Party. Also, thanks to Elaine Terry for helping Leslie with this huge project! This was one amazing party and everyone had a great time.  We actually closed down the club because everyone had so much fun!
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:
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
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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:
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 .
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:
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
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:
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
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
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
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
Foundation Annual Meeting
May 21, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fore for Kids Golf Tournament 2020
Sep 28, 2020 1:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
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Community Service Chairman
Family of Rotary Chairperson
International Service Chairman
Membership Chairman
Chairman Youth Srvs
Chairman Fund Raising
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Editor Bulletin
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Julia Young
March 6
Rudi Faller
March 10
Joe Jones
March 11
Brian Ticknor
March 15
John Ruland
March 16
Pat Webb
March 17
Paul Herr
March 29
Spouse Birthdays
Kathy McNeil
March 8
Peggy Knowles
March 23
Maize Jones
March 30
Bill Bell
Sue Bell
March 7
Sue Bell
Bill Bell
March 7
Join Date
Joe Guyton
March 1, 2008
12 years
Pat Webb
March 2, 2000
20 years
Bill Pohnert
March 4, 2008
12 years
Gordon Wainwright
March 10, 2019
1 year
Gary Terrell
March 11, 2004
16 years
Ned Selinsky
March 12, 2010
10 years
Eric Erickson
March 21, 2019
1 year
Tom Turriff
March 29, 2008
12 years
Russell Hampton
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