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Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Wednesday, November 7, 2018  11:30am
SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse

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PLEASE register by October 30th, so we can order meals!
 
NO THURSDAY MEETING!
The Board meeting will be on the 15th @ 10:00.  
 
Then Saturday the 10th, let's meet in Bashas' parking lot at 9:30 AM to clean up SaddleBrooke Blvd. 
                                                              
                                                                                                           
Greeter : XXXXX 
Inspiration: XXXXX
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
  Card Game - $0 in pot, 52 cards with Jokers 
 
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President from the podium.... Stay Alert!!
 

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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, GenJustice.org, 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
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:  https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofSaddlebrooke  (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.
Jim Lamb - Chairman Polio Plus
 
SaddleBrooke Rotary was proud to have former member and President of
our club speak on his new role as Rotary Polio Plus Chairman.  As Rotary has 
helped to eradicate Polio worldwide, there are still areas of concern that need 
to be funded.  Rotary International, with the help of the Gates Foundation, is well on
the way to making this world Polio free.  Thank you Jim for your service.
District 5500 Governor Visit
L to R  District Governor Kirk Reed and
President Doug May
 
We were proud to welcome new District 5500 Governor
Kirk Reed on 7-19-18.  As a third generation Rotarian and a 
former United Methodist Church Pastor, Kirk will motivate us all to 
become more passionate and effective Rotarians.
Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
New President, Doug May, awards Bonnie Dudelston 
with a commemorative plaque. American State Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Administrator, Bonnie Dudelston, spoke to our club about 
the earned privilege of Veterans and their families to be be buried with honours at a National Cemetery.Earlier this year Rotary donated 108 trees to the new cemetery in Marana.  Local Rotary members helped to 
plant these trees on February 14th.
Passing The Gavel
 
Newly installed President Doug May (l.) being congratulated by outgoing President Neil Deppe.
"What's New In Oro Valley?"
 
President and CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dave Perry, was introduced by Barbara Barr.  Dave shared important up-dates on Oro Valley, and reflected on the growth of the city.
Impact Southern Arizona

On Thursday, June 7th Keith Marcom spoke about the many programs of Impact Southern Arizona.

Fore 4 Kids Charity Golf Tournament Grants
                                                                      
Left to Right Robert Springer Math Plus,
Sue and Lou Robisch,                                                                                      
Tammy Mockbee Little Hooves & Big Hearts,                                                
Susan Ferguson VOSH AZ,                                                                              
Alice Ann Lenzini Teen Sew Cool,
Landyn Lewis First Tee of Tucson
 
Left to Right Dennis Blauser Connections on Learning
Gary Terrell SaddleBrooke Rotary Club
 
On May 31st SaddleBrooke Rotary was proud to award 6 Charities with money earned from our 2018 Fore 4 Kids Charity Golf Tournament.  This year SaddleBrooke Rotary netted almost $40,000 during our 20th Annual Charity Event.  We apprciate all of our sponsors and look forward to next year.
 
 
Scholarship Awarded
Doug May presented Andrew Colby with the Dick Marion Scholarship Award from the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Foundation.
 
 
 
Brain Injury Alliance
L To R  Wendy Guyton, Carrie Collins Fadell
 
Carrie, Executive Director of Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona spoke on the services they provide for individuals, family members and professionals who are dealing with any type of brain injury.
Four Way Test Presentations From Students At Mammoth STEM School
L T0 R  Diego Camarena, Kayla Ortega, Joe Jones, Vicente Curry, Alyssandra Alvarez
 
These excellent speakers presented dialogue on Rotary's 4 way test.  Vicente Curry took first place, but all 4 speakers were excellent!
Phelps Social
 
SaddleBrooke Rotary Members               Gracious Rotary Social Hosts:                A huge Rotarian and family turnout                 
enjoying the views while dining               L to R Matthew, Jacque, Mark, &
on a delicious Mexican Food meal           Brooke Phelps
in the stunning Phelps' home                   
Springboard
 
 
Doug May, Debra J. Stevenson
 
Reverend Debra J Stevenson, Director of Springboard, was our guest speaker on April 5th.  Springboard is part of Teen Challenge and  serves as a home for adolescent girls in crisis.  This faith based organization has seen some 9,000 girls, restoring their lives.  Whether drugs, alcohol, abuse or neglect, Springboard provides a safe place for girls to find hope and healing.
Iowa Freedom Rock Project
Neil Deppe and Maury Anderson
 
Maury Anderson from Post 273 in Bellevue, Iowa is one of the founders of the Iowa Freedom Rock Project.  This Veteran's Appreciation Project memorialize our troops with granite glaciers hand painted by Bubba Sorensen II in Iowa's 99 counties. 
Membership Appreciation Pin
Bob Christadore, Joe Hentges, Neil Deppe
 
Joe Hentges and Neil Deppe present Bob Christadore with a Quarterly Membership Appreciation Pin, as an individual who has gone above and beyond to support our club.  Bob has chaired the Fore for Kids Golf Tournament for the past two years.  This will be our 20th Anniversary and we are on our way to a record breaking fundraising year.
Rotary Foundation Award
Neil Deppe, Joe Hentges, Joe Guyton
 
Neil Deppe and Joe Hentges present Joe Guyton with the Rotary Foundation Award for his work as last year's President to help end Polio worldwide.  During Joe's Presidential year, SaddleBrooke Rotary had 100% participation in "Every Rotarian-Every Year" with a minimum of $100 financial contribution per member.
Malicats
Neil Deppe and Moe Tangara
 
Moe, founder of Malicats, graduated and played basketball for the University of Arizona.  Sponsored by Lute Olsen, Moe is retired from professional basketball and is mentoring kids in his home country of Mali.  Malicats builds schools for underprivileged kids in West Africa.  Moe is giving back by offering kids a chance to go to school and play basketball in Mali.
Our Town
Students of the Month
L to R Atlantida Felix, Dave Jungbluth, Isabella Barragan
 
A special thanks to Dave Jungbluth of the Mammoth/San Manuel School District for facilitating our SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Student of the Month Awards.  In fact, Dave was given an honorary Paul Harris Award for his commitment to the students.  Atlantida and Isabella were honoured with a plaque and a cash donation for their excellence.  They will both start at Northern Arizona University on a 4-year full scholarship in the fall.
 
 
Shelter Box
Shelter Box L to R Donald Jorgensen, Neil Deppe, Bill Woodard
 
Thanks to Representatives of Shelter Box for their presentation on the impact of Rotary International on their organization.  Mr. Jorgensen of Human Factor Consulting, spoke on the need Worldwide for their Charity.  Right now nearly 85 million people around the world are displaced by natural disasters and conflicts.  This is at an all time high since World War II.  Bill Woodward, Response Team Member spoke to the adaptability of the Shelter Box for the needs of different Regions and Tragedies. 
 
Accessing 911 System | Golder Ranch Fire

JOSH HURGUY & ANNE-MARIE BRASWELL 

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Receiving Certificate from Wendy Guyton
 

Accessing 911

The Golder Ranch Fire District was created in 1977 by a vote of the residents in the area. The homeowners wanted to have a voice in their fire and medical care and at the same time, monitor costs. Today the District serves a 222 square mile area with a population of nearly 60,000 residents. Included in the District are the communities of Oro Valley, Catalina, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.

Make A Wish Arizona
 
In 2018, the 20th Annual Fore 4 Kids Charity Golf Tournament will partner with Make A Wish.  Make a Wish grants children with terminal or life altering illnesses with precious life experiences.  Ava Tomae was able to realize her dream of going to New York City with her family to be behind the scenes in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Joe Pinella | Healing Movements
 
Joe Pinella with Wendy Guyton
 
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Instructor Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qigong and Tai Chi Kung for over fifty years. The real test of his experience came in 1991 when he broke his neck and back in a horrific auto accident in Flagstaff Arizona, that left him quadriplegic. Using these arts he was able to overcome severe disabilities and regain the use of his body, with no pain and no limitations. Desire.....Determination......and Dedication, coupled with these arts, gave him back his life! He now uses his personal healing experience to empower others to rehabilitate and recover their health and live a better quality of life using his “Healing Movements System”.
 
AZ Fish & Game
 
Jimmy Simmons, Wildlife Manager Supervisor Region V Tucson, fascinated members and Amigos of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club meeting on January 25th as he described a Day in the Life of a Game and Fish Warden.  Jimmy described the many ways the department touches our lives, even if we don’t fish and hunt.  No taxpayer dollars support this department as all funding comes from licensing.
Dr. Phukan
Left to Right  Rudy Fowler, Jim Fry and Dr. Phukan
 
Dr. Arvind Phukan from the Rotary Club of Tacoma, WA spoke on the challenges and solutions to provide safe drinking water to the poorer rural areas of the world.  He is currently working in Assam, India.  This aligns with SaddleBrooke Rotary Club's water project in Mexico.
 
 
Paul Harris Recipients
 
SaddleBrooke Rotary's Two Newest Paul Harris Recipents
 
Beverly Porras with Joe Guyton and Julia Young with Niel Deppe, Tim Morsoni and Tom Simester
Upcoming Events | click on event title for details
November Board Of Directors Meeting
Nov 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
 
Barbara McClure on IMPACT
Nov 15, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Thanksgiving Meal Distribution
Nov 19, 2018
 
Club Assembly
Nov 29, 2018 11:30 AM
 
Christmas Party
Dec 13, 2018
 
2019 Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser
Oro Valley Country Club
Apr 15, 2019
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Chairman
 
Chairman
 
Board Member at Large
 
Chairman Youth Srvs
 
Chairman Fore For Kids
 
Chairperson Fellowship
 
Chairperson Programs
 
President SRC Foundation
 
Chairman Membership
 
Chairman Vocational Services
 
Chairman PR
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Editor Bulletin
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris Millar
November 11
 
Jim Pfeifer
November 11
 
Neil Deppe
November 14
 
Ed Treick
November 18
 
Elaine Terry
November 19
 
Pepe Estrella
November 25
 
Mark Phelps
November 29
 
Spouse Birthdays
Nancy Jane Selinsky
November 1
 
Sandy Simester
November 12
 
Anniversaries
Ron Heck
Nancy Heck
November 24
 
Join Date
Paul Herr
November 3, 2016
2 years
 
Mark Miller
November 9, 2012
6 years
 
Julia Young
November 13, 2014
4 years
 
Peggy Knowles
November 30, 2017
1 year
 
Sheila Tuhy
November 30, 2017
1 year
 
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