May 1o, 2022
Joe Guyton, Editor

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

The Rotary Foundation created a funding channel for relief efforts in Ukraine.

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Rotaract Europe

The European Rotaract Information Centre, a multidistrict information organization that serves Rotaractors all over Europe, created a United for Peace site that compiles information for refugees and volunteers.

  • The site offers information about free rail, bus, and air transportation available to refugees and lists details about what’s needed and how to help at specific national borders.
  • It also has fundraising details for hospitals in the western Ukraine city of Lviv, as well as for clubs that are helping in various places and for other organizations in the region.
  • The site lets Rotaractors coordinate shelter for refugees stranded at the border. Volunteer hosts can sign up through an online form and specify how many people they can house and for how long. Begun as an initiative to help fellow Rotary members leaving Ukraine, it’s now being used by Rotaract and Rotary members all over Europe to offer help.
  • A tool on the site links a demand for goods with available supplies. It was created within 48 hours after a team of 60 members from 10 countries met by videoconference about how to meet the most urgent needs.


Ukraine has 62 Rotary clubs and six satellite clubs with about 1,100 members, and 24 Rotaract clubs with more than 300 members.


Welcome From Club President Liese Razzeto

Liese Razzeto
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Presidents Message
May 8, 2022
It is so hard to believe a year ago Gordon and I were running up and down the back stairs at HOA 1, trying to get a Wi-fi signal strong enough to have our first hybrid meeting.
Our club has grown and changed so much in the past year; I could not be prouder.  We moved to The Ranch, outgrown the board room, and now are busting at the seams in the private dining room.
Our membership has grown from 42 members at the first of the Rotary year by 40%, bringing our current membership to 58 members.   And so many of our new members bring decades of Rotary service to our club.  It is now wonder our club has been able to accomplish so much for our communities.
I so look forward seeing what we can accomplish……thank you all for the dedication you continue to give our club.

Planning for Next Rotary Year-Gordon
Planning for 2022-2023
Thanks President Elect Gordon Wainwright for sharing with the club your vision and priorities for next Rotary Year.  
To see Gordon's vision click here:
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Howards
May 5 , 2022
Cinco de Mayo , 2022
Thanks you John and Linda Howard for hosting a wonderful social celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
After many months we finally were able to come together to meet and great at a club social.. this time to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.  
Looking Ahead
SaddleBrooke Rotarians and guests can look ahead to a fantastic line-up of programs in 2022.  Here are some you will enjoy:
May 12, 2022
Timothy Schaal
History of the Salvation Army

Timothy Schaal will present a brief overview of the history of The Salvation Army and how that has laid the foundation for them to fulfill their mission “To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination”.

Tim is the son of Salvation Army officers (ministers). After Hight School he began his almost 44 year career with the Salvation Army in Seattle, Washington… moved to Southern California pioneering the organization’s use of technology. He served the last 7 and a half years as Director of Technology for the USA Western Territory. Tim retired earlier this year and now lives at SaddleBrooke Ranch with his wife Carol Kennedy.

Rotary International Convention
This year the Annual Rotary International Convention will be held in Houston.  This will be a great opportunity for our members to attend.
Check it out :
Event: Passing of the Gavel from Liese Razzeto to Gordon Wainwright Special Event
When:  June 29, 2022
Where: Saddlebrooke Ranch Ballroom
Needed: Volunteers to assist Elaine Terry in organizing this very special and significant Event. Interested volunteers please contact Elaine at  Thank you!
2022 San Manuel Chili Cookoff
San Manuel Chili Cook-off
The first annual San Manuel Revitalization Coalition Chili Cook-Off is in the books!  Saddlebrooke Rotary was the proud Habanero sponsor.  Our team met well in advance to organize participation.  The preparation at the event started the night before and on Saturday our team worked from 7:00 AM until after 4:00 PM.  We set up 2 work tents, one for the cooks and the other for the Rotary hosts.
The cooking team consisted of Linda and John Howard, Bill and Diane Demeroutis, Harvey Smith, and Ed Lueck.
The Rotary Host team consisted of Gordon Wainwright, Barbara Barr, Eric Erickson, Leslie Hawkins, Jeff Veselenak, Wanda and Roger Bailey, Elaine Terry. and Dan Green.
Our chili must have been great because it was totally consumed by the end of the event.  Fellow Rotarian, Stephen Argentati who was representing his real estate company, Oracle Land Realty and Investments won the Peoples Choice Award.  Congratulations Stephen.
To see more photos of this great event visit our website photo album at
Meeting at Oracle Community Center 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Saddlebrooke Rotarians and guests were hosted by the Oracle Community Staff for a regular club meeting.  This marked the first time an event was held at the center following the installation of a new air conditioning unit.  
The Community center Board of Directors were present and served the meals.  Steve Chavez, President of the OCC gave a hearty "thank you" to Saddlebrooke Rotary Club for its support and assistance in financing the new air conditioning unit.  He emphasized just how far the center has come since its early years and thanked the club for our support.
The food was great and all had a great time meeting and greeting.
What a fantastic meal prepared by chef Branden.
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese and Spinach
  • Blackened tomato and asparagus risotto
  • Mixed Vegetable Medley
  • Vegetarian option Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Inspiration in the Desert
The 2022 Inspiration in the Desert featuring Diana Madaras was a smashing success.  Over 170 guests attended at the beautiful Saddlebrooke Ranch Ballroom on Saturday, April 9th.  Guests were treated to a truly inspiring presentation by Diana.  Her presentation included a wonderful video as well as a large selection of photos of her beautiful art works.  Each guest received a gift of cards from Diana at registration.
Our committee of volunteers did an outstanding job of planning, organizing, and hosting the 3 hour event.
Shown above, Barbara Barr, Linda Howard, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton (chairperson), Patsy Ticknor, Wanda Bailey, Kristi Halvorson.  Not shown were, Diane Demeroutis, Roger Bailey (photographer), and Linda Daubers.
President, Liese Razzeto served as Emcee and did a fantastic job keeping the program lively and interesting.  President Elect Gordon Wainwright introduced Liese to start the program.
 The celebration included a Gallery Trunk Show featuring art by Diana Madaras and guest artists of the Gallery, as well as Southwest gifts, Southwest holiday cards, jewelry, and more. 
Artist Diana Madaras says, "Painting fills me with joy." She is equally well known for her bold, colorful Southwest art as for her generous charitable giving. Madaras owns the gallery in Tucson, Arizona that features her work, and she is president of the non-profit Art for Animals Foundation, a charity she founded in 1999 to help abused, injured, and orphaned animals. 
Madaras is a colorist who celebrates the subtle, natural beauty of ordinary scenes in a way that is both intense and dramatic. She paints in both watercolor and acrylic and has a diverse portfolio — from brilliant desert landscapes to expressionistic portraits. A signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Madaras has been featured in a dozen one-woman shows, and her art has hung in the Tucson Museum of Art. She was named the featured artist of the Empire Ranch 100 Show in 2009. 
Much in demand for commissioned artwork, Madaras has completed paintings for Westin, Loews, and Miraval Resorts. She also has created 8 paintings for the estate of the former President of Mexico. Her painting, The Blues at Old Main, was commissioned for the cover of the University of Arizona Alumni Magazine and her art has appeared on the covers of 6 other magazines, including Art Book of the West and Tucson Lifestyle. 
Madaras is very active in community service, and her art has benefited more than 100 charities. "I believe that when you have a wonderful, fortunate life, it's important to give back and help others who need a hand up," she said. In 2008, her art show African Sojourn raised $80,000 for charity. The show followed a safari to South Africa and Botswana, a trip the artist describes as an unforgettable adventure. "If I can help animals and people through art, there's nothing better."
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke wishes to thank our sponsors for the event:  Morris Trust and All Season’s Senior Living. 
To View more photos of the event go to our Photo Album at:
Impact Oracle Senior Food Distribution
Saddlebrooke Rotarians Bill Demeroutis, Mollie Hunter and Jack Hunter join Impact staff to distribute food boxes to Oracle seniors.  
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Rotary Hosts Meals at Oracle Community Center
Saddlebrooke Rotary joined the Oracle Community Center on Monday, March 21 to prepare and serve meals to all guests.  This was our second time to serve meals.  Not only was it a generous outreach but it will be a lot of fun for the participants.
Club Information
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31143 S E Amenity Dr suite 2
Oracle, AZ 85623
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May 12, 2022
History of the Salvation Army
May 19, 2022
Make Way for Books
May 26, 2022
Arizona Hearing Specialists
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Upcoming Events
SRC Board Meeting
May 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Foundation Annual Meeting
May 19, 2022 10:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute III
May 21, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oracle Food Distribution for Impact
Jun 01, 2022 9:00 AM
Social Harvey and Heather Smith
Jun 10, 2022 5:00 PM
SRC Board Meeting
Jun 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Passing of the Gavel 2022
Saddlebrooke Ranch House Ballroom
Jun 29, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oracle Food Distribution for Impact
Jul 06, 2022 9:00 AM
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