March 13, 2022
Joe Guyton, Editor

Welcome From Club President Liese Razzeto

Liese Razzeto
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February 20, 2022

Welcome to the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke!  You may have found this page as you were looking for a club near you, or as a current member checking in. Either way, you are in the right place.
Our club is growing and making a difference in the communities we serve.  You can be a part of that!  We have fun weekly meetings with interesting programs.  Come join us for lunch on Thursdays at the Ranch House Grill at Brewery at SaddleBrooke Ranch. 
As you can see from this site, we have many volunteer opportunities if hands on projects are what you are looking for.  From highway clean-up, painting crews, to meal deliveries, our club is continually looking for ways to serve.
Please join us at our upcoming fundraising event “Inspiration in The Desert” featuring Tucson’s renowned artist and philanthropist, Diane Madaras.  The event will be held on April 9, 2022, at the Sol Ballroom at SaddleBrooke Ranch.  Tickets are going fast; be sure you don’t get left out.  You can purchase the tickets on this site.
If you want to have fun, meet new friends, and make a difference in our local community, you are in the right place.
Hope to see you on Thursday!
Liese Razzeto
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke

Strategic Planning 
Club Strategic Planning - More Engaged, Less Glazed | District 7030
On Wednesday of this week (3/16/2022) we will meet at the Ranch House to plan for our future.  This will be our fourth session in five years.  In the past we have taken away from planning sessions a better understanding of just what Saddlebrooke Rotary has to offer and what is needed to make it a more effective service club.  This year's session will be led by President Liese Razzeto and President Elect Gordon Wainwright.  Past President Joe Guyton will assist.  This year there will be 2 parts to the session.   
All members are welcome to attend.  The schedule is below:
Session 1
Wednesday, March 16
Start time 12:30 PM
End time    4:00 PM
Session/Workshop 2
To be determined
Session 2 will pick up where Session leaves off.  Action Plans will be developed by committees, financial plans will be added and the plan will be completed.
Looking Ahead
SaddleBrooke Rotarians and guests can look ahead to a fantastic line-up of programs in 2022.  Here are some you will enjoy:

March 17, 2022

Charles Woodward, Ranger, Coronado National Forest
Big Horn Fire of 2020 in the Santa Catalina Mountains
The Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest welcomes Charles Woodard as...

Santa Catalina Ranger District welcomes new Ranger

Release Date: May 15, 2018

TUCSON, AZ (May 15, 2018) – The Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest welcomes Charles Woodard as District Ranger. This week is his first on the district encompassing the Santa Catalina Mountains and a portion of the Rincon Mountains.


Charles began his career with the Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville, Mississippi at age 16 as an animal caretaker in the catfish genetics lab.  He then earned an USDA 1890 Scholarship to Tuskegee University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environment, Natural Resources, and Plant Sciences with an emphasis in wildlife. 


Upon graduation, Charles was converted into a wildlife biologist position on the Wall Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest.  There he worked primarily with endangered black-footed ferrets and black tailed prairie dogs battling sylvatic plague.


In 2014, he became the Area Wildlife Biologist/Natural Resource Staff Officer on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest.


As the Natural Resources Team Lead he was responsible for all wildlife, botanical, geographic information systems, hazardous fuels, and wild horse and burro programs, and approximately $4.3 million of projects funded by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. His time there resulted in him working with many partners such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Department of Forestry, Great Basin Institute, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.


Charles and his wife, Whitney, have a two-year-year old daughter named Ellery and another daughter on the way.

Registration is now open.  Seating will be limited so register early.  Tables of 10 may be reserved for your group by calling Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712.  
SaddleBrooke Rotary will once again bring to our community a very interesting and enjoyable program featuring the artwork of Diana Madaras.  This fundraising event will provide funding for youth and community charities which work hard to enhance the lives of children and others.
Click Here to Register   
Event Details:
Date:  April 9, 2022
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: SaddleBrooke Ranch Ballroom
Cost: $30.00
Details:   Hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar
Description:  Diana will bring much of her artwork.   She has also invited other Tucson artists to join her.  We will have door prizes, a raffle, and a live auction.
The name Diana Madaras has become synonymous with Tucson and her bold, colorful artwork recently earned her Tucson's vote for Best Visual Artist for the seventh time. Dozens of newspaper and magazine articles have been written about her and her work, and she has been featured on television shows produced by NBC, CBS, and PBS affiliates. She is president of the nonprofit Art for Animals Foundation, a charity she founded that has raised more than $200,000 to help abused, injured and orphaned animals.
Much in demand for commissioned artwork, Madaras has completed paintings for many of the major resorts in Tucson including the Hilton El Conquistador, Westin La Paloma, Loews Ventana Canyon, Canyon Ranch and Miraval.
She also has created eight paintings for the estate of the former President of Mexico.
Her art is featured at Tucson International Airport and has appeared on the covers of 12 magazines including Art Book of the West, The American Veterinary Hospital Journal, and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.
Her book, The Colors of Tucson, gives the reader a unique tour of Tucson through her paintings from the last 27 years.
Impact Oracle Senior Food Distribution
Saddlebrooke Rotarians Bill Demeroutis, Mollie Hunter and Jack Hunter join Impact staff to distribute food boxes to Oracle seniors.  
Quilts for Seniors
Linda Bradner, one of our Amigos, is embarking on a year-long project to make lap quilts and kids’ quilts for our Club to give as Christmas gifts to low-income families.  She is collecting used blankets and flannel sheets to use as batting inside the quilts.  The blankets will be totally invisible in the quilts, so it’s okay if they are stained, have holes, and are thin and ragged. Linda just had two requests:  Please wash blankets prior to donating, and please remove wires from electric blankets. 

Linda attends our meetings on Zoom, so Barbara Barr has kindly agreed to collect the blankets at our meetings.  Monica Oszust will be assisting Linda in the sewing. 
Questions?  Please contact Linda at 520-818-3169 or at
Oracle Clean-up
Saddlebrooke Rotarians joined together with many volunteers from the Oracle community to help beautify American Avenue in Oracle.  Working with the Oracle Community Center 37 volunteers pulled 48 bags of trash from American Ave today! Thanks to all the individuals, organizations, and businesses who participated to help us Keep It Clean!
Rotarian volunteers were:  Diane and Curt Prickett, Jim Fry, Liese Razzeto, Bill Demeroutis, Dan Green, Linda and Dave Daubers
Painting the Impact Suite
Our Community Services Committee has volunteered to patch walls and paint the Impact suite in the strip mall at 15930 N. Oracle in Catalina.  This weekend a crew consisting of Bill and Diane Demeroutis, Chris Millar, Gordon Wainwright, and Ed Lueck began patching  and prepping the walls.
SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Receives Awards
At the club meeting on January 27th, 2020-2021 Rotary District 5500 Governor, Diane Ventura-Goodyear presented the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke with the Rotary Citation for Rotary year 2020-2021.  The Rotary Citation is awarded to clubs for achieving Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
Past Presidents Barbara Barr and Joe Guyton receive for the club the Rotary Citation from 2020-2021 District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear.
PDG Diane also recognized the club with an achievement award for its contribution to the 2020-2021 Rotary Polio Plus Campaign.  Tom Turriff, the Chairman of the annual campaign was not present to receive the award but Club President, Liese Razzeto and riders in the most recent Ride to End Polio received it for the Club.
         Left to Right:  Bill Demeroutis, Doug May, Liese Razzeto, Eric Erickson, Monica Oszust and John  Oszust.
Home Alone Baskets for Seniors
December 17, 2021
Saddlebrooke Rotary members partnered with the Oracle Community Center to purchase, assemble and distribute 25 baskets to Home Alone seniors in the Oracle area. 
Baskets were assembled by Members of Oracle community center, OWN and a member from Home Alert who evaluated the needs of the home bound seniors.
The baskets contained:

Hot chocolate
Knitted slipper socks
Lip balm
Dish towels
Ghiradelli chocolate

Barbara Barr, Linda Howard and Diane Demeroutis made cookies.  Bill Demeroutis did double duty as a Club member and also a Board member of the Oracle Community Center.  Bill and Liese Razzeto shopped with $400.00 donated by the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Foundation for the goodies.

Book Donation to Mountain Vista Library
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke made a major donation of books to the Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle.
Over 700 new age-appropriate books were delivered by Rotarians to Mountain Vista for their upcoming Summer Youth Program.
Pictured above (l to r)  Crystal Nehmeyer, Superintendent of Schools, Liese Razzeto, Shanon Soule, Principal, Harvey Smith and Elaine Terry, Chair of Youth Services Committee.  Not pictured was Don Terry.
Club Information
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Saddlebrooke Ranch Club House and Zoom
31143 S E Amenity Dr suite 2
Oracle, AZ 85623
United States of America
(520) 404-5712
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District Site
Venue Map
Mar 17, 2022
Big Horn Fire of 2020 in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Mar 24, 2022
Home Safety by Golder Ranch Fire District
Mar 31, 2022
The Story of the Golden Goose
Apr 07, 2022
St. Basil Coffee Charity
Apr 14, 2022
Youth on Their Own
Apr 21, 2022
Offsite meeting at the Oracle Community Center
Apr 28, 2022
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events
Club Strategic Planning- Session 1
Mar 16, 2022
SRC Board Meeting
Mar 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Rotary Leadership Institute I
Mar 19, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:27 PM
Community/Youth Services Committee 0
Mar 28, 2022
Rotary Leadership Institute II
Apr 02, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oracle Food Distribution for Impact
Apr 06, 2022 9:00 AM
Inspiration In The Desert with Diana Madaras
Saddlebrooke Ranch House Ball Room
Apr 09, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diana Madaras
Apr 09, 2022 1:00 PM
Rotary Days of Service
Apr 16, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022
Club Strategic Planning-Action Plans and Wrap-up
Apr 20, 2022
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March 6
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March 10
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March 16
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March 17
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March 28
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March 29
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March 15
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March 23
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March 1, 1985
37 years
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March 2, 2000
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March 9, 2006
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March 10, 2019
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March 11, 2004
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Tom Turriff
March 15, 2008
14 years
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March 21, 2019
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