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.
This Week 



This Weeks Program:  Hawaiian Luau

Come enjoy a Hawaiian Luau with the SaddleBrooke Hula Dancers!
Wear your Hawaiian Shirt or Dress and get ready for some fun!
Chef Dave will have some Hawaiian meals for us to enjoy. 


Be sure to read "Rotary is Family"!


Greeter: Liese Razzeto
Inspiration: Emerson Knowles
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
 Card Game - $454.00, 34 cards with Jokers 
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President from the podium.... Stay Alert!!
Rotary is Family
This information will only appear in the bulletin.  
It will not be available on the website!

The Chairs of the Five Areas of Service and Committee Chairs will be meeting during the next few weeks to come up with their action plans for our club’s Strategic Plan. Chairs and their committee members are welcome to meet on their own or with me. If you would like some help with the action plans for your committee, please contact me to set up a time for you and some of your committee members to meet at 10:00 am before a meeting.  You can reach me by phone 520-358-1111 or email 

Fred Lowy broke his upper arm in 3 places a week ago Wednesday.  He spent 3 days in the Oro Valley hospital and had surgery on Friday.  The hospital released Fred on Saturday.  Fred has since developed Acute Renal Failure, which should be temporary.  He has several doctor appointments next week, so hopefully this will take care of things for him.  Fred is now available to have some company, but Fran asks that you call her first at: 360 907 5776. We sent out an email with Fred's contact information so that members can call, visit, and send cards to Fred.

SAVE THE DATE:  NEW DATE We will be packing meals for the food bank on Saturday, September 14th.  We will meet at 9:00 am at IMPACT, located at 3535 E Hawser St, Tucson, AZ 85739.  Many thanks to Joe Dylewski for setting this up!

George Corrigan had his heart surgery on Monday.  The surgery went very well.  He has since developed Pneumonia and one lung is not working properly.  So he may be at TMC a while longer. 

Many thanks to Bill Demeroutis, who volunteers again and again to help in so many ways.  Bill volunteered to be a director on the Foundation Board, help Gordon Wainwright recruit sponsors for FFK, assist guests to get their lunches, and now he has volunteered to oversee our three life-style fundraisers.  Bill will be working with the Basha’s Cards, the Amazon Smile Program, and soon the Fry’s program.

Ed Treick is in the hospital near his home in Wisconsin.  He has Diverticulitis complicated by some damage to his colon.  He’s been on water only for several days, and just started on liquids today.  Once they get him back on solids, he can go home, but will need to return to the hospital daily for antibiotic infusions! He will also need surgery, but he is hoping to return to Arizona for that.

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!

We love keeping up with our members.  For our snowbirds, the bulletin is one of the main ways they have to keep in touch with the club.  If you have news for the bulletin, please send them to A.T. Barr at

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  
Membership Seminar
Save the Date: Saturday, August 3!

Join the fun in Green Valley for a Membership Seminar.  About 6 or 8 of us went last year, and it was great fun and great learning.  I hope we'll get a good group again this year for the training.  The club has a budget for training so don't register online.  Please give your name to Barbara Barr, and she will register and pay for you!
Ellie Patterson...New District Governor...Installation Day 2...Tubac Golf Resort
Day 2 of District 5500's Governor 2019/2020 Governor Installation Festivities.  Ellie Patterson accepts this honor from Kirk Reed.  Tubac Golf Resort hosted the weekend party.  Thanks to all of the members who showed up to welcome Ellie.  
Celebrating The Next District Governor
Left to Right:  Tom Patterson, Barbara Barr, Ellie Patterson, and Ginger of Tubac Rotary Club.
District 5500 gathered at the Tubac Golf Resort to celebrate the installation of Ellie Patterson as District Governor.  Saturday's festivities included shopping in Tubac or playing golf at the resort and a burger and brat buffet!  
Grant Management
Congratulations and thank you to Tom Turriff and Barbara Barr, who have recently taken the Grants Management Class.  If you would like take to this class, please contact Barbara Barr. 
Vocational Fund of Arizona
L to R Barbara Barr, Marc Snow
Former Assistant District Governor, Marc Snow, shared his passion for the Vocational Fund of Arizona.  Marc's long-time support of the vocational fund is in appreciation for Rotary's financial assistance to individuals endeavoring to acquire. develop and improve specific job skills and needs.
SaddleBrooke Rotary Salutes Mark Phelps and Oracle Ford
L t0 R Mark Phelps, Gordon Wainwright
Mark Phelps and Oracle Ford continue to support Fore for Kids, now in their 22nd year.  New Tournament Chair Gordon Wainwright recognizes his generosity.  His sponsorship helps many local charities throughout Pima and Pinal Counties.  Thank you, Mark.
Oracle Community Learning Garden
Linda Leigh signs a children's book to be donated in her name to Kid's Closet in Mammoth.  Linda was instrumental in creating the ecosystem in Biosphere 2 in Oracle.  Her latest project is Oracle Community Learning Center where she helps community members learn how to plant and cultivate a garden in the desert.
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SaddleBrooke Ranch Meeting
Our crew met a SaddleBrooke Ranch to have a delicious lunch and tour the facilty.  
Thanks to Gary and Anne Terrell for hosting the meeting and showing us around.  We love all of our members from SaddleBrooke Ranch!
District Governor Installation
Join the fun when Ellie Patterson is installed as our new District Governor at the Tubac Golf Resort!   There will be lots of activities for one and all. You can even make a weekend out of the event with special rates at the Tubac Golf Resort!  To reserve your spot, go to:
2019 Fore For Kids Award Recipients
L to R  Rob La Master, Robert Springer, Sue Robish, Pam Corrigan, Rick Benevidez, Nancy Yob, Vicky Gonzales, Bob Christadore
On Thursday, May 30th, SaddleBrooke Rotary was proud to award the proceeds from thier 21st Annual Fore For Kids Fundraiser.  Deserving recipients were on hand to accept their cash donations.  2019 Charities include Make A Wish Arizona, Math Plus Program, Little Hooves Big Hearts, VOSH, Connections In Learning, Teens Sew Cool and 1st Tee of Tucson.  Congratulations to all of our Charities and we hope to work with you again next year. 
Recognizing Gary Terrell
Gary Terrell was recognized at the May 23rd meeting for his service to The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  Even though Gary was recovering for surgery, Gary went above and beyond in his role in the club.  Gary not only carried on with his regular responsibilities to the Board of Directors and as President of the Foundation, but did so much more!  As President of the Foundation, this is one of Gary's busiest times of the year with an Annual Meeting, orchestrating the Grants and Scholarships, and organization the awards of the grants.  In addition, Gary also took on extra meetings for planning and set up our June 6th meeting and tour of the SaddleBrooke Ranch.  Last, Gary spent many hours on the phone working with board members and planning for the next year.  For all he did while recovering from surgery, Gary was recognized with a Rotary Service Above Self pin.  Thank you, Gary.  We are so fortunate to have you as a member of our club!
IMPACT Thank You Luncheon
IMPACT of Southern Arizona thanked volunteers with a luncheon. Attending the luncheon were Left to Right: Neil Deppe, Joe Dylewski, Elaine Terry, Don Terry, George Corrigan, and Ann Corrigan.
Packing Food for IMPACT
Left to Right:  Paul Herr, George Corrigan, Phil Barney, Fred Lowy, Neil Deppe, Unknown, Chris Millar, Leslie Hawkins, Joe Dylewski, Joe Guyton, Elaine Terry, Don Terry, Jim Fry, Sheila Tuhy and Wendy Guyton.
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed some Saturday morning fellowship while they packed food for IMPACT of Southern Arizona.
The Club Rotario Hermosillo Pitic
Members of The Club Rotario Hermosillo Pitic visiting The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and presented a program on their work with VOSH,
Getting Acquainted
Members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke got acquainted the members of The Club Rotario Hermosillo Pitic before their presentation to the club.
District 5500 Spring Training
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Elaine Terry, Gordon Wainright, Maggie DeBlock (SaddleBrooke Sunrise Club), George Corrigan, Chris Millar, and Sheila Tuhy.
Seven SaddleBrooke Rotarians caravanned to Green Valley to attend the District 5500 Spring Training at Quail Creek in Spring Valley!  Half the fun is getting there and getting home as there is always wonderful fellowship just traveling in the car!  Each spring the district does training for new officers and interested Rotarians.  We were delighted to have Maggie DeBlock join our group.  Maggie is the President-Elect of the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club. 
Strategic Planning
Top Photo Left to Right: Gordon Wainwright, Paul Herr, and Fred Lowy.
Bootom Photo Left to Right: George Corrigan and Eric Erickson
Members of the Club and Foundation Boards met on Thursday afternoon to reflect on the club surveys and member input. The discussions will be incorporated into the Strategic Plan. Joe Guyton and Barbara Barr facilitated the meeting, held at the "Raising the Barr Ranch".  Attending directors, Board Members, and members included A.T. Barr, Barbara Barr, George Corrigan, Neil Deppe, Eric Erickson, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, Leslie Hawkins, Paul Herr, Fred Lowy,  Garry Terrell,and Gordon Wainwright.
Orthopedic Surgical Aid Project
L to R  Olivia Talarico, Genevieve Wahlert, Doug May
Our President, Doug May, congratulates two of his U of A Students. Doug mentored Olivia Talarico and Genevieve Wahlert
while they prepared and presented their Orthopedic Surgical Aid project.
Teacher Of The Year
Left to Right: Barbara Barr, Teacher of the Year Allison Hendrix, Miley Hendrix, Mark Phelps (Chair of the Vocational Committee) and Acting Superintendent of Oracle School District, Crystle Nehmeyer!
The 2019 Teacher of the Year was honored at the April 25th meeting.  Acting Superintendent Crystle Nehmeyer introduced the honoree, Allison "Allie" Hendrix.  Mrs. Hendrix daughter, Miley, also attended the celebration.
Business Person of the Year
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Jorge Rivas - Owner of Sammy's Mexican Restaurant, and Mark Phelps - Chair of the Vocational Committee.  Not pictured is Betty Rivas co-owner who returned to the restaurant to help with lunch.
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke honored Jorge and Betty Rivas, owners of Sammy's Mexican Restaurant, at the April 25th meeting.  Sammy’s became the center of attention, threats, intimidation and boycotts as the result of Donald Trump calling attention to Betty’s campaign sign during the 2016 Presidential Election.  While many boycotted their business as a result, many others came to show their support.
Rotary International's Largest Fundraiser
The # 1 Fundraiser for ALL of Rotary International for the last two years has been El Tour de Tucson.  If we can raise the money to become a sponsor, think of what that will do for Rotary and for Polio!!!!  There is a GO FUND ME page for Rotary International to become a major sponsor of the Tour de Tucson.  All donations are needed by MAY 1st! If you would like to contribute, here is the link:   
Interact Club Project
These hard working Interactors rebuilt the trail at Little Hooves Big Hearts for one of their service projects..  After a hard days work, the club treated them to lunch at the Oracle Inn.
Rotarian of the Quarter
Wendy Guyton and Doug May
Congratulations to Wendy Guyton, our Rotarian for the Quarter.  President Doug May Recognized Wendy for her outstanding work on the Children Protection Policy and setting up our club's program.
Integrative Touch for Kids
Left to Right:  Sheila Tuhy, Katie Frazee of Integrative Touch for Kids, and Doug May.
Kattie Frazee of Integrative Touch for Kids explained the program and it's incredible results at our meeting on April 18th.
FFK 2019 Is in the Books
Bob Christodore congratulates the Women's Champ!
Many thanks to Bob Christodore for another incredible Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser!  And many thanks to all the club members who volunteered, donated money, played golf, or otherwise participated.  It takes a village and our Rotary village is pretty amazing!
District 5500 Spring Training
Are you a Rotarian wanting to expand your knowledge of and connection to Rotary? Are you going to be an assistant governor or an officer in your Rotary club in 2019-20? Then Rotary Spring Training is for you! In addition to covering the roles and responsibilities of officers, programs will be also be offered in other areas of interest. See the District website for more details and registration. Dates: Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Yuma, and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Quail Creek Country Club in Green Valley. Register now! Cost is $12.00, or $10.00 if 4 or more of your club members attend.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!  Monday, April 15th is our MOST important Rotary event of the year: The Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser at the Oro Valley Country Club.  If you are working as a volunteer, you probably already know what time you need to be at the Oro Valley Country Club!  If you are not volunteering, be sure to join the fun in the evening and bring your spouse.  There will be appetizers, dinner, a great silent auction, and LOT OF FUN!  Don't cha dare miss it!
Did You Know?
The # 1 Fundraiser for ALL of Rotary International for the last two years has been El Tour de Tucson.  If this event disappears, so does a lot of money for polio.  If we can raise the money to become a sponsor, think of what that will do for Rotary and for Polio!!!!  There is a GO FUND ME page for Rotary International to become a major sponsor of the Tour de Tucson.  All donations are needed by MAY 1st! If you would like to contribute, here is the link:   
Fore For Kids 
Our Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser is this Monday, April 15th at the Oro Valley Country Club.  Remember that your spouse is welcome to join us for the dinner and auction in the evening.
Phelps Italian Rotary Social
SaddleBrooke Rotary Members enjoyed a night of hospitality with good food and drink on Friday
Night, April 5th.  A big thank you to the Phelps' Family for opening their beautiful home to us!
First Things First
Lisette Demars, Shannon Fontes
First Things First assists children birth to age 5 with literacy and language skills.  Supporting parents in their role
as a child's first teacher, these kids are better equipped to do well in early education.  Thank you to Lisette DeMars,
Community Outreach Coordinator, and Shannon Fontes, Regional Director, for sharing the important work they do
in Pima and Pinal Counties. 
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our two most recent Students of the Month from San Manuel Junior/Senior High School.  Left to right: Samantha Roan, Joe Dylewski (chair of the Student of the Month program), and Lysenia Valdez.
Four Way Test Speech Contest
Students from Mountain Vista K - 8 School in Oracle were our first contestants in the Four Way Test Speech Contest.  Left  to right: Superintendent Crystle Nehrmeyer, Madison Nevitt, Alexander Morgan, Magdalena Flores, and Joe Jones, char of the Four Way Test Speech Contest.
Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament
Don't forget to support our upcoming Charity Golf Tournament.  We
need all of your support!
More Accolades For SaddleBrooke Rotary's Most Recent Paul Harris Fellows
We are very proud of two of SaddleBrooke Rotary's most recent Paul Harris Fellows.  Thank you
to Robert Christadore and Stephen Argentati for all you do for our club!
Eric Erickson...Another new SaddleBrooke Rotary Member
L to R: Past District Governor Joe Hentges, Eric Erickson, Wendy Guyton, Doug May
Joe Hentges, past District 5500 Governor joins SaddleBrooke Rotary
in welcoming one of our newest members, Erick Erickson.
Welcome New Member Gordon Wainwright
L to R: Past District Governor Joe Hentges, Heather Freeman, Gordon Wainwright, Wendy Guyton, Doug May
Gordon is joined by his wife Heather.  He and Heather recently moved here 
from Indio, CA.  Retiring as a Senior Manager in Telephone Services, Gordon has
been active in Rotary for several years.
Day of Peace
Wakefield School, 101 W. 44th Street, Tucson
Most of us lament the divisiveness of today’s world. As Rotarians, we’re proud to be working to build peace and mutual understanding. We provide practical skills and the kind of learning that translates into lasting global and local change. Our Southern Arizona Day of Peace on April 6, 2019, will be memorable in many ways. Sessions will be active and experiential, not just lectures or speeches for a maximum of 150 participants including Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and community members. Leadership will be provided by the Outward Bound Center for Peacemaking in New York City, as well as by local leaders. 
Stay tuned for sign up information for this exciting adventure in peacemaking!
SBCO Food Drive
A number of our members helped out with the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Food Drive. Along with residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch, we unloaded vehicles, checked expiration dates, sorted, boxed and loaded food for the Tri-Community Food Bank in Mammoth! Some of our participants included (left to right): Joe Jones, Ned Selinsky, Barbara Barr, Jim Fry, Wendy Guyton, Rudi Faller, Patsy Ticknor, Gerry Baird, Chris Millar, Doug May, and Nancy Heck. Not pictured are Ron Heck, Sheila Tuhy and Gary Terrell.
Shelter Box
L to R Donald Jorgensen, Doug May
Donald Jorgensen Ph. D, spoke to us about the amazing things Shelter Box International
does worldwide.  Their latest charitable contribution is in Africa with relief to folks 
displaced from the recent flood and cyclone disasters.
RYLA Sponsorships
L to R Nicolette Porras, Kalin Anderson-Begay
Thanks to Nicolette and Kalin for representing SaddleBrooke Rotary at RYLA 
this year.  Your report of what this meant to you was inspiring.  
Food Drive
The NEXT Food Drive is this Saturday, March 23.  Those of us who worked at it previous years know how much fun it is!  You can sign up to work with Wendy Guyton.  If you can't work, set out food at the end of your driveway by 8:30 or consider a cash donation!
Sheriff Mark Lamb
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were fascinated by the inside stories from Sheriff Mark Lamb.  Sheriff Lamb spoke at our off-site meeting at the SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Crutches 4 Africa
Do you have mobility equipment that you don’t use anymore?
DISTRICT 5500 Rotary Clubs are collecting Walkers, Crutches, Canes, & Wheelchairs to ship to Africa with Crutches 4 Africa an ongoing service project. You may drop off your mobile equipment at Tucson Subaru on Oracle and River Road in Tucson.- 4901 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704.
Mardi Gras Club Social
Thank you to the Treick Family for opening their home
and hosting this fabulous party!
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach
L to R Doug May, Steve Groth
Steve Groth, President of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach speaks on
the importance of the the 2019 Food Drive on Saturday March 23rd.  Food will
be picked up at your home's curb by 8:30 a. m.  Proceeds will benefit the
Tri-Community Food Bank which helps to feed 350 families every month in 
San Manuel, Mammoth and Oracle in Pinal County.
Stephen Argentati Paul Harris Fellow
L to R Doug May, George Corrigan, Stephen Argentati
Stephen Argentati is presented his Paul Harris Fellow for his work
starting and directing our Rotoract Club.  Stephen has also worked
diligently as our Sargent of Arms.
Community Service Project
Join members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke on Tuesday, February 26th as we do a Community Service Project for a Catalina Hospice Patient.  We'll be cleaning up her yard.  As parking is limited, we will meet to the side the Valero Station by Basha's to car pool to the home.  Many thanks to Joe and Wendy Guyton for finding this need and taking it to the Chairman of Community Service, Chris Millar. 
This is the "rain date" , errrr "arctic blast date" for the event which was originally scheduled last week!
John Ruland-Membership Honors
Doug May, John Ruland, Barbara Barr
Among his other accolades, our own John Ruland has
earned his third Paul Harris Pin.
Interfaith Commnity Services
Doug May, Deborah Carr
Interfaith Community Services...Where Help Brings Hope.  Deborah Carr (Philanthropy & 
Public Relations Director) spoke on the incredible work this Charity does in Tucson.
ICS assists low income community members with Homelessness, Poverty, Youth and Self-
Sufficiency Programs.  in their first year, ICS helped 200 people with donations of $500.  Last
year 37,000 people were helped with donations of over $1,000.000. 
Line Up of Past Presidents
L to R  Seated  Jim Pfeffer, Joe Guyton.  Standing Norm Beasley,
Jim Lamb, Tom Turriff, Jack Hammar
We were proud to have several past Presidents of SaddleBrooke Rotary and other clubs in the house on President's Day
SaddleBrooke Rotary Ladies Visit Tucson Botanical Gardens 
Lunch was delicious while we visited and discussed 
upcoming projects.
Butterfly Magic is a must see at Tucson Botanical Gardens!
Golder Ranch Fire Department  Saves Lives
Amber Prince from the Golder Ranch Fire Department 
demonstrates the Heimlich Maneuver on a dummy.
 President, Doug May joins Amber Prince of the Golder
 Ranch Fire Department to thank her for her for her
 for her presentation.
Amber Prince (Registered Nurse with the Golder Ranch Fire Department) spoke to our Rotary Club on Valentine's Day about CPR Protocols.
She spoke on defibrillator locations in SaddleBrooke and performing the Heimlich Maneuver.  For more information or to schedule a class on 
saving lives, go to or call 520-825-5920.
Jim Click Kick Off
Fundraising Chair, Neil Deppe, invited President Elect Barbara Barr and President Nominee George Corrigan to join him at the Jim Click Kick Off.  Clubs across Tucson raise funds through this program.  Pictured left to right: Barbara Barr, George Corrigan, and Neil Deppe.
The President Elects
The Two President Elects: The President Elect of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and the President Elect of Rotary International: Barbara Barr and Mark Maloney met at PETS (President Elect Training Southwest) in Los Angeles.  President Elect Mark Maloney was the key note speaker at the Friday night dinner. The President Elect of Rotary International stressed that Rotary's number 1 focus of the next year needs to be membership!
Emerson's Financial Forecast
President Doug May thanks Emerson Knowles for his 2019 Financial Forecast.   Emerson is VP of the Merrill Lynch River Group, and so so much expertise in this area.
New Officers and Directors
The slate of officers and directors for the up-coming year were presented at the  January 31st Annual Meeting.  The 2019-2020 Officers and Directors were elected by unanimous vote.
Helping the Food Bank
"I's a good problem to have!" we all agreed! We had so many Rotarians show up on a beautiful Saturday morning to help bag food for the Food Bank, that we actually had to work in shifts to give everyone turns. There's nothing like a little Saturday morning fun with friends while we strive to make the world a better place! We even discussed bi-laws and the website while we were at it.
Many thanks to Joe Dylewski, our Board Member at Large, for organizing this service event.  We always have fun making a difference in our community and our world!
Congratulations to Barbara Treick
Ed Treick just gave an amazing gift to his wife, Barbara.  He used his Paul Harris points to award his wife with her 4th Paul Harris Award.  Barbara Treick was honored in a special ceremony by Joe Guyton.  It seems like she appreciated her gift as she thanked Ed with a kiss!
Welcome Nancy!
Membership Chair, Wendy Guyton, warmly welcomed our newest Rotarian, Nancy Heck, with an inspiring initiation. We are so happy to welcome Nancy to our Rotary Family. Left to Right: Wendy Guyton - Membership Chair, Nancy Heck - our newest Rotarian, Ron Heck - our valued club member, and Doug May - President.
Welcome Phil
Membership chair, Wendy Guyton, gives a warm SaddleBrooke welcome to our newest transfer, Phil Barney. Phil was a Rotarian in Montana before moving to SaddleBrooke. We are so glad to have Phil join our club!
Congratulations Mark
Congratulations, Mark Miller!  Mark was selected the "Rotarian of the Quarter" by President, Doug May.  You can see the Rotarian of the Quarter recognition pin on Mark's collar.  Mark has done incredible work on our International Grant from Rotary International, which will supply more than 20,000 students in Nogales, Mexico with clean drinking water in their schools.  Mark is the owner of MJM Income Tax in Catalina!  Congratulations, Mark!  Our  club is so fortunate to have you as a member!
Thank you, Ed Treick
The month of January was closed out with another powerful speaker.  Ed Treick spoke on how we can make a difference.  Ed said he has had this speech in his head for almost a year.  He provided an abundance of ideas on how we can make a contribution to others.  Thank you, Ed.  You shared so many marvelous insights and ideas!
Nogales, Mexico Water Project Trip
Rotarians from SaddleBrooke Rotary and           Workers fabricating water fountains at           Rotarians from both clubs meeting with Water
Nogales A.C. Rotary Club visiting Mavasa           Mavasa, Industrial in Nogales, Mexico            Purification Authorities in Nogales Mexico
Industrial in Nogales, Mexico
On January 22nd SaddleBrooke Rotarians visited Nogales, Mexico to do the due diligence required before the School Water Project
gets underway.  Visiting from SaddleBrooke were Mark Miller, Ed Triek, John Ruland and Julia Young.  We teamed up with Nogales
A.C. Rotary Club to visit with the Water Purification Department to discuss testing processes.  This government department has
agreed to do all testing free of charge.  
As reported earlier SaddleBrooke Rotary has jointed with Marana, Tubac and Nogales A.C. Rotary Clubs to fund and install water fountains in
22 Nogales schools.  This will provide clean drinking water to almost 25,000 students and school employees.  With matching by Rotary International
and District 5500, the $18,000 raised was increased to $54,000.
Mavasa Industrial will fabricate the fountains.  Keeping the testing and manufacturing local will ensure sustainability.  Again, a special thanks to Tom Turriff 
for getting this project underway with his funding and ideas more than 5 years ago.
Eight members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke participated in the Rotary Leadership Institute held at the Viscount Suites last Saturday.  Braving the early morning chills of O Dark Hundred, these members enjoyed a great day of fellowship and learning!  The venue had wonderful accommodations and the food was incredible.  Joe Guyton (treasurer) heads up RLI for District 5500.  Wendy Guyton (Membership Chair) graduated last year, but she still hangs around and handled registration.  Also attending this year were Doug May: President, Barbara Barr: President Elect, George Corrigan: President Nominee, Paul Herr: Foundation Treasurer, Sheila Tuhy: Program Chair, and Julia Young, Public Relations and International Grant Committee.  Left to right are: Doug May, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, Paul Herr, Barbara Barr, and George Corrigan.  Not pictured are Sheila Tuhy and Julia Young.
Congratulations Paul & Julia
CONGRATULATIONS Paul Herr and Julia Young, two of the most recent graduates of Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  District Governor, Kirk Reed, and RLI Chair, Joe Guyton, helped the newest graduates of RLI celebrate.  RLI consists of training at 3 levels of  leadership.  Paul and Julia have completed all three sessions of the leadership program.  Our club is so fortunate to have these members as our club leaders.  District Governor, Kirk Reed is far left.  Paul Herr is hiding in the back row next to the tallest guy.  Joe Guyton is on the far right.  Julia was not able to stay for the photo.  Congratulations to our graduates, Paul and Julia! We're so proud of you!
Thank You Guyton's
A HUGE Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke THANK YOU to Joe and Wendy Guyton for a fabulous Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is proudly represented in District 5500 by Joe Guyton, who leads the RLI program for the entire district.  During the graduation ceremonies, District Governor Kirk Reed thanked Joe for taking a sleepy little program and turning it into an incredible training event.  Joe's sidekick, Wendy, was in charge of registration. The two of them warmly welcomed attendees from all over District 5500.  I can't begin to imagine how early this two got up to travel to Tucson and set up this outstanding Rotary event!
Our Newest Amigo
A warm Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke welcome to our newest Amigo, Gerald Baird.  Gerald is a charter member of his home club back in Washington, and lives in SaddleBrooke half the year.  The Amigo program is a great way for snowbirds to remain members of their home club while getting involved with our club while they are living in SaddleBrooke.  To learn more about the Amigo program, contact our membership chair, Wendy Guyton at at 520-404-5712 or
Students of the Month
Each month, The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke recognizes an outstanding student attending San Manuel Junior Senior High School.  The students are treated to time off from school and school cafeteria food while they dine with us at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.  In addition to a certificate, they also receive a cash award from the club.  Joe Dylewski, Board Member at Large and Financial Advisor at Edward D. Jones, and Dave Jungbluth, Rotary Amigo and Counselor at San Manuel Junior Senior High School, head up the program.  Joe Dylewski is pictured with our awardees for November and December.
2019 Income Tax Laws
Mark Miller of MJM Income Tax in Catalina, AZ shared tips on the new 2019 tax laws.  Left to right: Mark Miller and Doug May, President of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.
International Water Project
It's finally here.  SaddleBrooke Rotary has joined with Marana, Tubac and Nogales Sonora Rotary Clubs to fund clean drinking
water in schools across the border.  This initiative will provide potable water to more than 25,000 students in 22 schools.  These
hard working clubs raised $18,000 which will be matched by Rotary International.  A special thanks to everyone who made this 
happen with a shout out to Tom Turriff, John Ruland, Mark Miller and Ed Treick of SaddleBrooke Rotary for their generosity of 
both time and money over the past years. 
Pictured above is John Ruland in 2015 with the first school water system installed in Sonora, 
Mexico.  Pictured second are some key Rotarians from SaddleBrooke Rotary who started this project. L to R  Ed Treick,
Mark Miller and John Ruland
Cruise With A Cause
Register by January 1st to get a state room in the Rotarian area.  After January 1st, any rooms that are not reserved will the open to the public. If you register after January 1st, your stateroom may not be close to the Rotarian area.
From Governor Elect, Ellie Patterson:
Enjoy fun in the sun, fellowship, great speakers and breakout sessions at the 2019 Destination District Conference while cruising down to Ensenada, Mexico on the ship “ Inspiration.” We sail from beautiful Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, B.C., Mexico, departing Friday, October 25th at 6:30 pm and returning Monday at 7:00 am  October 28th, 2019. (It’s a week after the car show!).  Experience the internationality of Rotary while working side by side with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors on a project in District 4100 while docked in Ensenada. Wine-tasting tours, shopping and exchanging new ideas with local Rotarians can also be experienced.
Ocean breezes, great food (24 hours a day), evening strolls on the deck with a gorgeous Baja moon overhead, renewing old friendships and making new acquaintances, what could be better? The deposit is $50.00 -$100 depending on size of cabin. Ocean view cabins are $454-$484 and inside cabins are $404-$409. This reasonable price for the entire trip is all-inclusive. (alcoholic beverages not included). Sorry folks! I tried.
See you on board the Inspiration! Reserve your stateroom today by emailing fellow Rotarian Mike Sloan : or call him at 800-248-7447 or 336-659-9772. He’s very helpful and planned the District Conference Cruise for us in 2008 which Rotarians still talk about. You can also contact me for additional information:
SaddleBrooke Recreation & Activities Fair
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed spending Saturday morning together while we showed off our club at the SaddleBrooke Recreation and Activities Fair.  Many thanks to our members who represented the club and who organized the event:  A.T. Barr, Barbara Barr, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, Paul Herr, Fred Lowy, Doug May, Ned Selinsky, Tom Simester, Tim Morsani,  and Julia Young.  Pictured left to right are a visiting Rotarian, Paul Herr, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, and A.T. Barr.
Sheila Tuhy's Program
Sheila Tuhy shared heartfelt stories of motherhood.  Sheila and her late husband, Ed, raised a special needs daughter with Cerebral Palsy.  Their daughter taught Sheila and Ed many special life lessons.
Interact Club
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is very proud of our Interact Club at San Manuel High School.  

Our Interact Club of San Manuel is hard at work. They have been collecting toiletries and personal care products to donate to the food bank, and are planning several other philanthropic events. During this meeting, they met with Lou Rouch from Little Hooves Big Hearts. The students will spend 2 Saturdays helping out at Little Hooves Big Hearts. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke passed out t-shirts to the Interact Club.

 Dr. Dan Twelker brought SPOT to our meeting on Thursday, January 10th.  SPOT is the optical equipment that the SaddleBrooke Club of Rotary helped to purchase for Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity, or VOSH.  SPOT was purchased to honor Dr. Ed Tuhy, one of our long time members.
Polio Award
Jim Lamb, the Polio Chairperson for District 5500, awarded The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke a certificate for our Polio donations.  Accepting the award for the club is Barbara Barr, secretary and President Elect.
Janie Bottai of Vital Moves explained the four areas of fitness that we need to address.  This was our first meeting of the new year, so it was such an appropriate topic.
Holiday Social
A very special thank you to Sheila Tuhy for hosting an incredible holiday social for the club.  She not only was the "Hostess with the Mostess", but she also invited prospective members.  Way to go Sheila!
Happy Holidays
The annual Christmas Party was a great success.  A very special thank you to Elaine Terry who headed up the project following Cammy's fall.  In addition to a lot of support from husband, Don Terry, Elaine had two outstanding side-kicks, Wendy and Joe Guyton.  Many thanks to this fabulous team for a tremendous party!
The Cameroon Project
Randy Brooks, District Charitable Fund Chair, and Mary Strauss, Assistant Area Governor from the Marana Rotary spoke about the Cameroon Economic Development & Education Project.
Paul Harris
Wendy Guyton was surprised at our last meeting as she received a Paul Harris award.  Wendy has served as Program Chair, and currently serves as Membership Chair and Liaison for the Interact Club.  Wendy has also served as the chair of two fundraisers which raised money for arts in the local schools and SaddleBrooke Senior Village.  When it comes to a Rotary function, event, or project, Wendy is always there.  Our club is definitely blessed to have Wendy as a member! Pictured left to right are Doug May, President, Wendy Guyton, Newest Paul Harris, and Tim Morsani, Chair of the Rotary Foundation.
Making the World A Better Place
Remembering our fellow Rotarians, Bev Porras and  Nancy Haugh.  Both Rotarians helped to make the world a better place!

We will remember Bev Porras' smiling face and helping hand.  Most recently, Bev had been the head of the Family of Rotary.  She diligently sent cards to fellow Rotarians for birthdays and illness.  She was a frequent visitor at the National Parks Store, where she attended many lectures.

Nancy was a former president of the club and attended our Christmas Party last year as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary.  Nancy drove herself from Vail for the party!  What a trooper.  

For more information about Nancy, visit this link:
Making GREAT Thanksgivings
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, IMPACT of Southern Arizona Board, 1st responders of the Golder Ranch Fire Department, the Elks Club, and Basha's made Thanksgiving a little brighter for many people in Catalina and surrounding communities.  The club helped to distribute turkeys, pies, potatoes, and all the sides for Thanksgiving. Many thanks to Board Member Joe Dylewski for setting up the event.  We love helping every year!
Mark Miller Rides In The Tour de Tucson
Mile 76 of 103!  Mark Miller rides again in the Tour de Tucson to raise funds to end Polio!  Thank you, Mark, for representing our club and participating in such an important event for Tucson and for Rotary!
New Member Carl Moser
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is excited to welcome Carl Moser as our newest member.  Carl served in both World War II and in Korea.  He also owned and operated Moser Aircraft Sales for 30 years.  Welcome, Carl!  We're so happy to have you as our newest member!

Pictured: Wendy Guyton pins the Rotary pin on Carl's collar, while President Doug May places the Rotary name tag on Carl's shirt!
Barbara McClure:  IMPACT
Many thanks to Barbara McClure for speaking to us about IMPACT of Southern Arizona.  Barbara has been working with the organization since she moved here in 2008.  IMPACT has added many new services and continues to look for new opportunities to help in the community.  For those interested in serving their community, IMPACT offers plenty of opportunities!
Cleaning Up Golder Ranch Road
Doug May, Rudi Faller, Ned Selinsky, Chris Millar, Barbara Barr, Jim Fry, Paul Herr, Joe Dylewski, and A.T. Barr spent Saturday cleaning up Golder Ranch Road.  Chris Millar organized the event, complete with safety vests, tools, and even cold water.  Pictured left to right are:  Barbara Barr, Jim Fry, Chris Millar, Paul Herr, Joe Dylewski, and A.T. Barr.  Not pictured are Doug May, Rudi Faller, and Ned Selinsky.
President Doug May
Our Honorable President conducted a short Rotary
meeting before lunch.
Melissa Hawkins-Farmers Insurance
Melissa was awarded a commemorative plaque for 
her Major Sponsorship of our Fore For Kids Golf Tournament.
Emerson Knowles Emcee
Our own Emerson Knowles gave an inspirational and
thought provoking presentation to a crowded room.
Veterans Day Luncheon 
Military Color Guard was on hand to help honor our flag 
and Veterans
November 15th IMPACT of Southern Arizona
Barbara McClure, Executive Director of IMPACT of Southern Arizona will speak on Thursday,  November 15th.  Learn more about aging in place in the home you love as well as opportunities to make a difference in our community!
Music Mends Minds
L to R Peggy Knowles, Earlene Lewis, Doug May
Earlene Lewis is a familiar face in Rotary's Philanthropic endeavours.
Music Mends Minds is a prime example of her dedication to bring music
into everybody's life. Music Mends Minds was inspired by Irwin 
Rosenstein's positive reaction to Music during his battle with Parkinson's 
disease and dementia.  Positive Proof that music can change brain chemistry.
Welcome Ron Heck
L to R Elaine Terry, Ron Heck, Wendy Guyton, Doug May
SaddleBrooke Rotary welcomes new member Ron Heck.
Thank you Elaine Terry for bringing him to us.
Major Fore For Kids Sponsors
L to R Doug May, Emerson Knowles, Bob Christadore
We could not do without our Major Sponsors for Fore For Kids.
Thank you Emerson Knowles and Tom Turriff (not pictured) for your
extreme generosity year after year.
Joe Jones Card Game Winner
Congratulations Joe Jones our latest card game winner.
District Governor Nominee Visits
District Governor Nominee, Diana Ventura Goodyear, and her husband, Gordon, visited The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke last Thursday. Diana shared information about upcoming district events and vocational scholarships.  President Doug May welcomed them to the club. So far since the start of the new Rotary Year in July, we have had visits from our District Governor, our District Governor Elect, and now our District Governor Nominee. In December we will be visited by our Assistant Governor.
Gen Justice
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke sat riveted as attorney Rebecca Masterson described the needs of Arizona foster children. Rebecca and her non profit,, represent Arizona children, but they are fighting for the rights of children throughout the United States.  Left to right:  Rebecca Masterson of Gen Justice, Club President Doug May, and Program Chair Peggy Knowles.
Award Winning Club
Former club president, Neil Deppe, presented district awards to the The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  During the recent District Conference, The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was presented with 3 awards:  International Services, Club Services, and a Paul Harris contribution for membership.
Impact of Southern Arizona
    Volunteer Work at the Southern Arizona Food Bank in Catalina.  Saturday Morning "Get Er Done"
Our Newest Member
Welcome Dave Jungbluth.  Our newest Amigo with Wendy Guyton.
Students of the Month
L to R George Corrigan, Stephen Argentati, Darien Apuron, Taya Dockum, Dave Jungbluth
Congratulations to Darien and Taya for this honor.  The best of luck to both of them as they pursue their higher education goals.  
Book Distribution with George Corrigan
  Always a big hit with students of local high schools.  George Corrigan receives 
 a big thank you note for new age appropriate books delivered by members of Rotary Club
 of SaddleBrooke.  
Book Delivery
Christmas came early for hundreds of elementary students in San Manuel and Mammoth.  Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke delivered dictionaries and children's literature to students in the community.  Left to right:  George Corman, Elaine Terry, Chris Millar, Barbara Barr, and Jim Frye!
4 - H Youth Development
Doug May presents Joshua D Moore with an appreciation plaque for his presentation on the 
importance of 4 - H to the youth in our community.  Joshua is part of the U of A Cooperative
Extension Program.  He has done extensive work with young people to teach them the importance 
of Agricultural Youth Leadership and Development.  AZ 4 - H has been in existence since 1913 and is 
as important today as it was then.
San Ignacio Golf Club
Bob Christadore presents Ronnie Black, Club Professional at San Ignacio Golf Club, with a certificate of appreciation
for his presentation on October 11, 2018.  As a former PGA Professional, Ronnie had stories of his time on the tour,
as well as, his restoration of his Southern Arizona Club.
District Governor Elect Visits
District Governor Elect, Ellie Patterson, visited the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke on Thursday, October 11.  Ellie had many accolades for the club and shared information on the up-coming "Cruise for a Cause."
Left to right:  Ellie Patterson, District Governor Elect; Doug May, President; and Barbara Barr, President Elect.
Innovation Academy
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke toured the Innovation Academy in Oro Valley for an offsite meeting.  Innovation Academy is s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school that opened just last year.
Oracle Inn Meeting
Members and Amigos of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed their September 27th lunch meeting at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, AZ.  The Oracle Inn treated us like Kings and Queens and even set up a a special room for us!
Little Hooves Big Hearts
Members and Amigos of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke had a first hand experience with mini horses while visiting Little Hooves Big Hearts.  The organization provides free therapy for children with disabilities and seniors.  Little Hooves Big Hearts has been the recipient of funding from the SaddleBrooke Rotary Foundation for a number of years.
Ghana Water Project with Doug May
Doug May shared his experiences with the Ghana Water Project.  As a collaborative effort between the organization for engineers, the University of Arizona, and Rotary International, the projects provided  water for those in need in communities in Ghana.
Paul Harris Plus 8
George Corrigan received his Paul Harris Plus 8 pin.  If you will take a look at George's collar, you'll see his new pin with 3 rubies.  George says his secret to reaching all his Paul Harris goals is to use the monthly credit card plan.  If someone contributes as little as $15 per month, they can reach their Every Rotarian Every Year goals.
Pinal County Economic Development
Tim Kanavel and Doug May
Pinal County Economic Development Program Manager, Tim Kanavel, was on hand to talk about the marketing efforts of his division.
In 2017 Pinal County experienced 9% growth, which was the highest of any Arizona Counties.  The future for our own Pinal County looks bright!
Book Delivery to Mountain Vista School
A Thank You card from Oracle students.Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke delivered books to the elementary students at Mountain Vista School in Oracle.  Assisted by Superintendent Dennis Blouser, club members George Corrigan, Chris Millar and his brother Mark, Doc Pohnert, and Barbara Barr delivered books.  The middle school kids said they wanted to get books from Rotary too!  Don't you love it!
Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Our very own Mark Miller is again participating in the Ride for Polio!  Mark and our club have raised a lot of money to fight Polio during this event.  This event is held annually during the Tour de Tucson.  For more information, or to help Mark raise funds, click on Ride for Polio!
Handi-dogs presentation
George Corrigan introduced our guest speaker from Handi-Dogs, JoAnn Turnbull.   Ms. Turnbull joined Handi-Dogs in July, 2012. Her passion for dogs and how they help improve people's health and happiness is the reason she has devoted the last 5 years working with organizations focused on the human/animal bond. Handi-Dogs is a non-profit that helps our Veterans, seniors and people with disabilities train their own dogs to be their service, therapy or well-mannered companion dogs.
August Social
Leslie Hawkins was the "Hostess with the Mostess" at our August Social.  We all had so much fun!  This picture was taken early in the evening as members, spouses and guests were arriving.  The incredible food filled the island and we had to start placing dishes on the kitchen counter and bar!  For more pictures of the Social, please go to our Facebook page:  (Don't forget to LIKE our page)
Jim Cloer
SaddleBrooke resident, Jim Cloer, entertained our Rotary Club with stories, information, and humor about local critters.  In the photo above, Jim receives the club's certificate of appreciation from Peggy Knowles, the Program Chair.
Newest Amigo
A warm welcome to our newest Amigo Member, Lou Robisch.  Lou and his wife, Sue, are SaddleBrooke residents.  Lou and Sue are very active in their volunteer work with the Little Hooves and Big  Hearts!  Welcome, Lou!  
Mirror Lab
SaddleBrooke resident, Larry Allen, shared the history and in-side story of the University of Arizona Mirror Lab.  Rotary members and guests were fascinated by the stories and information they heard about the Mirror Lab.  Larry serves as a docent at the lab, which is located under the University of Arizona football stadium.  
Lisa Hansen of Sold No More
Lisa Hansen, the Education Director of Sold No More, spoke on Human Trafficking in the Tucson Area.  Lisa speaks to schools in the area in an effort to prevent Human Trafficking.  Tucson has the 2nd highest rate of Human Trafficking in the nation and the average age of the victims is age 11.
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Meet Your Neighobr Rotarians
Aug 29, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Market Update and 6 Principals of Investing
Sep 05, 2019 11:30 AM –
Sep 06, 2019 1:00 PM
Life is Good
Sep 12, 2019 11:30 AM –
Sep 13, 2019 1:00 PM
Volunteer Work for the IMPACT Food Bank
Sep 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Joint Technical Education District (JTED)
Sep 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Linda Burkett on Pet Care
Sep 26, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 07, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Board Meeting With District Governor
Nov 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
Foundation Board Meeting
Nov 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
District Governor Visit
Nov 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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