January 2, 2022
Joe Guyton, Editor

Welcome From Club President Liese Razzeto

Liese Razzeto
member photo
December 11, 2021
On Thursday December 9th our members, Amigos, and guests celebrated the holidays with a gala Christmas Dinner and Dance.  
The Holidays are wonderful times.  This year we are looking forward to a very special time as we continue to recover from COVID.  Let us all remember all those whose families have been impacted by this pandemic during the last couple of years and remember that Rotary is Service Above Self.
Liese Razzeto
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke
(208) 660-6321
Looking Ahead in 2022
The gift of Rotary is one of having a very full glass.  In Rotary our members give to others by "serving above ourselves", that is to say by focusing upon the needs within our communities and providing solutions.  How?
Throughout the COVID pandemic members of SaddleBrooke Rotary have found within themselves energy and enthusiasm to provide a continuous pipeline of community service projects.  Instead of cutting back and reducing activities we pushed forward with new ideas and innovations leading to a vibrant and engaging club.
In 2002, we will have a wonderful opportunity to continue increasing our capabilities and our service to others.  Some steps we can take include:
Increasing our commitment to team efforts with social functions, committee planning as well as other ways to work together.
Planning and producing new fundraising activities.
Working together to select youth charities and scholarship opportunities 
Providing new (and for that matter) older members with opportunities to develop leadership capabilities. 
In planning for 2022, Community Services Chair, Bre Zientarski, appealed to club members to join together to plan for the year ahead.  Here is her message:
"As many of you heard in our Club Assembly meeting a few weeks ago, we had performed a needs assessment, then employed the service committee members to vet organizations that fit our vision. Some have been wonderful partnerships so far and others didn't pan out as we originally thought.
With our initial strategic planning meeting, the hearts of the Service Committee were to:
- Assist in growing a sustainable infrastructure
- Meet people’s immediate primary needs – housing, food, medical bills, work needs
- Seek partnerships with organizations with similar missions, solid leadership/operations, and a passion to help the community yet short on man-power or funding.
- Honor Veterans & First Responders
- Provide opportunities for Rotary club members & Amigos to serve together, side by side
Now we get to take a step back and together reflect on the last 6 months and make a plan for the next 6 months!
If you would like to come, please be thinking of the following questions:
1. What do you believe has gone well in the projects we have done?
2. What could be improved upon?
3. Any feedback you have heard, good or bad? 
4. What are organizations/people group would like to continue to support and partner with? Or what
5. What are organizations that perhaps don't align as well as we hoped? 
6. Any new directions we would like to pursue?
This will be an INPERSON meeting in the room, directly after our regularly scheduled meeting, starting approximately 1:05pm. 
Have a great week!
We would love to have any of the Rotary or Amigos join us if you would like to participate in our meeting, regardless if you are on the Service Committee meeting. We are also inviting those that also are a part of the Youth Services Committee to join forces in planning!"
Date: January 6, 2022
Time: 1:05pm
Place: SaddleBrooke Ranch conference room (same place as weekly meeting).
What: Combo Community Service & Youth Services Committee Meeting
Happy New Year
Bre Zientarski
Chair of Community Services Committee
480-861-2012 (cell - call/text)
Wreaths Across America
December 18, 2021
Wreaths Across America
L to R Neil Deppe, Linda Howard, Dianne Fulkerson, Bill Demeroutis, John Howard, Barbara Treick, Monica Oszust, Ed Treick, Barbara Barr, John Oszust
Not shown at other cemeteries
Joyce Johnson, Linda Bradner
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 2,500 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad.
We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.
In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Pays Tribute
Many members and their families joined the national effort to place wreaths on the graves of our veterans.  The club funded 100 wreaths and many members made monetary donations as well as giving of their time.
To view our complete photo album click here:
What can we say?  64 members and guests gathered together to enjoy each others company and celebrate the holidays.  President, Liese Razzeto gave special recognition to the spouses and significant others who provide so much support to the work of Saddlebrooke Rotary.
Liese also thanked Wendy and Joe Guyton and Diane Demeroutis for the great job they did in putting together this year's event.
And we send our special thanks to the chef, staff, and servers at HOA1.  The food and service was terrific!  Thank you.
We were all surprised when Santa dropped by.  He is a very busy person at this time of year and he was most generous with his time.
After dinner Chuck Moses provided entertainment for dancing.  Chuck did a fantastic job and many members and guests enjoyed dancing to his music.  
We wish Happy Holidays to all.  To view all of our photos from this wonderful party go to our website.  Here are 2 links for you to use.
1.  Check out our website.  It is full of great pictures and info of all our activities.  It also includes meeting information and much more.  To go the the website click here: 
2.  To view Christmas Party 2021 photos click here: 

Fore for Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament

In January 2020 members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were hard at work preparing for the annual Fore For Kids Annual Charity Golf Event to be held in April of that year.  This critical fundraiser had been held every year since 1998.  Yes critical, because in the 21 years this important Rotary event raised over $1/2 million for local community charities serving youth.  
The Fore for Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament has become an important event in the community and is also fun for all, Rotarians, golfers, and guests.
Registration Volunteers Prepare for the golfers arrival
Tournament Chairman, Gordon Wainwright and his daughter, Connie Mander
John and Monica Oszust, Liese Razzeto and Connie Mander
To view more great photos click here
If you would like information on how Rotary may fit into your life and schedule please contact: Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair, 520-404-5712 or by email

Rotarians Ride to End Polio

Saddlebrooke Rotarians took to their bikes in support of the El Tour de Tucson and Rotary's Ride to End Polio.  This year over 6,500 competed in the El Tour de Tucson.   Thanks to the support of our members we raised over $16,000 (after the Gates Foundation match).
Our riders this year were:
John Oszust,    John rode in the 102 mile event.
Monica Oszust rode in the Saddlebrooke Ranch 29 mile loop.
Liese Razzeto, Liese rode in the 57 mile event.
Bill and Diane Demeroutis,  Bill and Diane rode in the Saddlebrooke Ranch 29 mile loop.
Doug May and Eric Erickson,  These guys rode a tandem bike in the Saddlebrooke Ranch 29 mile loop.
Decorating the Vistas for Veterans' Day
Veterans' Day at HOA1 Vistas
SaddleBrooke Rotarians pitched in this year to help decorate the Vistas at HOA1.  Those helping had a great time doing our small part to recognize the many veterans we have in the Saddlebrooke communities.
L to R  Dave and Linda Daubers, Elaine Terry, Linda Chase, Monica Oszust, Liese Razzeto, and in front Leslie Hawkins
L to R  Sheila Tuhy, Elaine Terry, Monica Oszust, Linda Chase, Chris Millar
Thanks to all who helped.
New Members 
Welcome New Members
L to R
Jim Lamb
Roy Butler
Jan Close
Doug Sweetland
with President Liese Razzeto
Welcome All!!
 Dedication of the Peace Pole
 Sunday, October 24 at 1 PM at the Oracle Community Learning Gardens Members gathered for the Dedication of the Rotary Peace Pole. We were joined by Past District Governor of District 5500, Ellie Patterson and Peace Initiative Chairman Joe Daniszewski .
As Rotarians, we refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.  Through our service projects and community outreach, we are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict. 
Sometimes, it’s just a matter of using the right words. A Peace Pole is a monument declaring the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in the language of the country in which it is planted and usually several other languages.  Peace Poles were created in 1955 in Japan by Masahisa Goi, in wake of the destruction wrought by World War II and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Devastated by the repercussions of war, Goi wished to spread a message of peace worldwide.
Veterans Day 2021  Program

We Honor our Veterans

Our Veterans Day program will feature:
Steve Didio


Steve Didio
Post Commander
Oro Valley American Legion Post 132
 - 2 years 1 month
Social Services
Veterans Service organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who serve and have served our country in the Armed Forces.
    Member of the Executive Board
    Southern Arizona Veterans and First Responders Living Memorial
     - Present
    A group of community leaders dedicated to designing and constructing a highly meaningful, privately funded living memorial to honor past, present and future members of the US Military and all First Responders. This memorial will be a solemn place of reflection, education and remembrance for all citizens.
District 5500 Conference 2021
District Conference 2021
SaddleBrooke Rotary sent 7 delegates to the 2021 District 5500 Conference.  The Casino del Sol was the venue for this year's conference and what a beautiful setting it was.  Photos from the event can be found in our photo album on this website.   Check our website for more to come on the conference.
A Gift From Hawaii
Rotary is definitely a worldwide family.  Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay presented a check for $1500 to the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke today to support the Rotary Global Grant service project we are doing in partnership with Nogales Rotary Club.  Filtered drinking water for kids in 24 schools in Nogales!  Rotarians  at work again!
Above John Oszust, International Chair of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, Hawaii and an Amigo of the Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke presents a check for $1,500 to Bill Demeroutis, International Chair of the Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke and Liese Razzeto President.
Hosting meals for the Oracle Community Center
Another fun event with The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke partnering with Oracle Community Center!
A special thank you to Wendy Guyton, Linda Howard, Liese Razzeto, Bill Demeroutis, Diane Demeroutis for making delicious chili, cornbread muffins, salad and cookies!  We had a wonderful turn out of other Rotarians to help with set up, serving lunch, eating & visiting with Oracle community members and clean up!  Fun seeing the commercial stove and kitchen our club donated in action!
District 5500 Conference 2021
Rotarians Delivering Blankets
October 11, 2021
SaddleBrooke Rotarians joined with the Tri Community Food Bank to assemble and deliver 300 blankets.  The Tri Community Food Bank provided the funding while the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke members assembled and delivered the blankets to be given to clients of the Food Bank.
Members participating included:  Bre Zientarski, Eric Zientarski, Barbara Barr and family members, Joe Guyton, Chris Millar, Harvey Smith, and Bill Demeroutis.
SaddleBrooke Rotary's Membership Increases
SaddleBrooke Rotary Club's Membership Increases
At our regular meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021 members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke welcomed 5 new members.  The induction ceremony was led by Membership Chairperson, Wendy Guyton.  The new members include:  John and Linda Howard of Saddlebrooke HOA2, Linda Chase of Saddlebrooke Ranch, and Dave and Linda Daubers also from Saddlebrooke Ranch.
Shown above (l to r)   Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair, Patsy Ticknor (Mentor), Linda Chase (New Member), Barbara Barra (Mentor), Linda Daubers (New Member), Dave Daubers (New Member), Bill Demeroutis (Mentor), Linda Howard (New Member), John Howard (New Member), and Harvey Smith (Mentor).
This induction brings the total number of new member inductions since the 1st of June to 9.  Congratulations to all!!
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club is proud to announce our latest partnership focusing on Disease Prevention.  On Saturday, October 2, 2021 we joined with the Integrated Wellness Network at Mountainview Country Club to host a very interesting and informative presentation by Dr. Allan A. Anderson the current director of the Toole Family Memory Center and the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Tucson.  Dr. Anderson topic was the introduction of the PACT (Preventing Alzheimer's and Cognitive Training study).
Night Out at Oracle Community Center
On Monday, October 5, 2021 Rotarians joined the Oracle Community Center to host a Night Out at Oracle Community Center.  We set up a display of hundreds of books that were for children in the community.  Elaine Terry, Chairperson of the Youth Services Committee was joined by Patsy Ticknor, Joe Dylewski, Chris Millar, Wendy and Joe Guyton, Roger Bailey, Linda Chase, Don Terry, and Eric Zientarski.  Hot dogs and snacks were provided by the OCC.  The event was a lot of fun and served to bring together the Oracle community.
Golder Ranch Cleanup
Members of Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke joined together on Saturday, September 18, to help beautify Golder Ranch Road.  This has been an annual service project of the club for many years.  Always a great fellowship event and a great service to the Catalina community.  We would like to thanks the following volunteers for making this project a success again this year:
Liese Razzeto
Gordon Wainwright
John Oszust and Monica Oszust
John and Linda Howard
Linda Chase
Monica and Roger Bailey
Leslie Hawkins
Don Terry
Paul Herr
Logan Good (Paul's Grandson and a RYLA graduate)
Dan Green
Sheree McCarthy (Guest of Liese Razzeto)
OCC Toy Drive Event
OCC Christmas Toy Drive
On Saturday, August 28th, Saddlebrooke Rotary members worked side by side with Oracle Community Center board members  at the Oracle Community Center Toy Drive.   Our mission was to assist the OCC with this worthwhile event by unloading  trucks of donated (by Dollar General) toys at OCC in Oracle. 685 E American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623.  Members of Saddlebrooke Rotary also made cash donations totalling $650.00.
The following members volunteered for the event:
Bill Demeroutis
Paul Herr
Dan Green
Wanda Bailey
Roger Bailey
Thanks to all who volunteered!
May be an image of 3 people, including Wanda Bailey, people standing and outdoors
Saddlebrooke Rotarians Visit Nogales Club
Members of our International Service Committee attended a paella fundraiser of The Rotary Club Nogales Industrial. Fun for all.  Those participating were President, Liese Razzeto, Committee Chairman, Bill Demeroutis, and Committee Member Mark Miller.
May be an image of 4 people, people standing and outdoors
SaddleBrooke Rotarians Awarded Paul Harris Fellowships
Five members of the Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke were honored by District Governor, Hank Huisking, with Paul Harris Fellowships.  Also present were Club President, Liese Razzeto and Assistant District Governor Marc Snow.  Paul Harris Fellows are recognized by Rotary International for outstanding service and financial support for the Rotary Foundation.  Those receiving awards were John Ruland, Paul Herr, Chris Millar, Dan Watson, and Mark Miller.  Congratulations !!
District 5500 Governor Hank Huisking Visits Saddlebrooke Rotary
District 5500 Governor, Hank Huisking, paid a visit to The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke at the regular meeting on Thursday, August 19.

Longtime Sierra Vista resident, Army wife and retired three-term city councilwoman Henrietta “Hank” Huisking has taken office as the district governor of Rotary International District 5500.  Hank will be in SaddleBrooke on Wendesday and Thursday, August 18th and August 19th.  On Wednesday she will meet with our Board of Directors and on Thursday she will visit our regular club meeting. 


Huisking’s area of responsibility and service as DG spans 50 Rotary Clubs totaling more than 1,300 members. Included are clubs in the Tucson metropolitan area, Sierra Vista and Yuma plus Graham and Cochise counties. This area encompasses 50,000 square miles and serves a population of 1.1 million.

Huisking has been a Rotarian for 15 years and her home club is the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista West. She has been an active and action-oriented Rotarian, as evidenced by her participation and support of the District 5500 Rotary Leadership Institute, the Rotary Leadership Academy, and the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy programs. She has served at the district level as the district secretary. She also supports The Rotary Foundation and is a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Hank is married to Peter Huisking, who also is active with the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista Sunrise. Together they have hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students from Germany, Brazil and Peru plus young businesspeople and professionals from Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Turkey and Australia who were members of the Rotary Group Study Exchange program.

Huisking has a bachelor of science degree in education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She most recently taught water conservation in Cochise County schools for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension WaterWise program.

The Huiskings have three children and six grandchildren living in California. Their favorite pastimes include reading, hiking, cycling, gardening and planning travel adventures with family and friends.

In The News
By Barbara Barr, Past President/Public Relations
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