This Week 


This Weeks Program:   

Veterans' Day Celebration Luncheon
Sponsored by 
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke
Thursday, November 7, 2019
HOA 1 SaddleBrooke Clubhouse
11:30 am - ?
Register by Noon on Monday, November 4th
Registrations are NOW CLOSED!!!!
Complimentary Buffet for WWII and Korean Vets
Buffet Luncheon $22

Be sure to read "Rotary is Family"!


Greeter: XXXXXX
Ambassador: XXXXXX 
Inspiration: XXXXXX
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
 Card Game - $XX.00 48 cards/Joker
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President from the podium.... Stay Alert!!
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It takes the work of many members to run a very active club like The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  We are very thankful to our members who contribute so much to our club!  We could NOT do all we do without the leadership of a number of our members!

Our 2019 Veterans Day Celebration is in the books.  It takes a number of people to call veterans, prepare name tags, set up, and host such an event.  So many people helped with so many parts of our celebration!

A special thanks to Emerson Knowles for all his work on the Veterans Day Celebration.  Emerson has arranged for a color guard, planned an awesome buffet, and is prepared an incredible program.  He also brings all the incredible patriotic decorations for the event!  Thanks to Emerson for all he does to honor our veterans!

A very special thank you to Neil Deppe, Joe Guyton and Wendy Guyton who jumped in with both feet at the 11th hour to help me call veterans and guests for our Veterans Day Celebration.  Extra thanks to Joe Guyton who is organizing all our Veterans Day data into meaningful information for registration and future events. He also set up our registration pages for both the Veterans Day Celebration and Fore For Kids!

And then there were so many other who came they day of the Veterans Day Celebration.  There were so many of you who set up, organized the name tags, and packed up!  Thank you so much for all your help!

Next week our District Governor, Ellie Patterson, will be coming.  We’ll have a Board meeting at 10:00 am somewhere upstairs followed by a regular meeting in the Agave Lounge.

Thank you Wendy Guyton for all your hard work on our fall fundraiser, Holiday in the Desert!  Wendy is working with an amazing team which includes Neil Deppe, Joe Guyton, Dorothy Herr (Paul’s wife), and Liese Razzeto.  Please remember that we’ll need all kinds of help, so ask Wendy how you can help!

SAVE THE DATE:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 1:00 - 3:00 for our fall fundraiser “Holiday in the Desert” at the MountainView Ballroom!  There will be great gifts in all price ranges and a chance to raise thousands for non-kid charities!  As fundraisers go, this is one of the most cost/time effective fundraisers I have ever seen.  In terms of time and money investment, there are few events that raise more money in one day with the same amount of work.

Thank you Bill Demeroutis, who is our new Sargent at Arms.  In addition to helping us set up for the meetings, introducing guests, and helping with the meetings, Bill helps us keep our dues lower with Happy Dollars and the Card Game.

Thank you Liese Razzeto for heading up our fall book distribution. Last week Liese delivered books to Mountain Vista Pre-K - 8 with the help of Barbara Barr, Chris Millar, Crystle Nehrmeyer and Elaine Terry.  The same week she delivered books to San Manuel Pre-K - 12 with the help of Jim Fry, Chris Millar, and Elaine Terry!  We are looking for a new member to head up our book deliveries!  See Sheila Tuhy if you are interested!

We already have a good crowd that has signed up for the Christmas Party on December 5th.  Many thanks to Leslie Hawkins, Tom Simester, and Elaine Terry who have been working hard on a wonderful party.  Sign up with Leslie Hawkins to come, if you have not done so already!  It will be an awesome dinner with amazing entertainment!

Do you know which fundraiser is the # 1 Fundraiser in ALL of Rotary International ???  It’s right here in Tucson - El Tour de Tucson!  This year Liese Razzeto will ride for Polio!  You can support her ride by brining your checks to our meetings or online at:

I hope I didn’t miss recognizing any of our wonderful members.  It takes a lot of people to do as much as our club does, and I don’t want to miss out on recognizing anyone!

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!


Interact Project
Members of the San Manuel Interact Club with Stephen Argentati and Doug May.
Members of the 2019-2020 Interact Club at San Manuel Pre-K to 12th School pitched in on a Saturday to make improvements at the Oracle Community Learning Garden.  Linda Leigh, one of the orginal Biospherians and the director of the project, got plenty of help with the community garden thanks to members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and the Interact Club.  See more pictures at:
District 5500 Foundation Day
Past District Governor and Current District Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy Brooks.
District 5500 held a Foundation Workshop on Saturday, November 9th at the Habitat for Humanity Community Room.  District Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy Brooks, let the workshop.  There were amazing speakers and we learned a lot about the different products.  
Celebrating Our Veterans
Emerson Knowles
Emerson Knowles presented a program on "The Reluctant Heroes" at the Veterans Day Celebration.  You can see the full program at .
Veterans Day Celebration
Members of the Honor Guard
 The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke held its Annual Veterans Day Celebration at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse on Thursday, November 7ith.  Nearly 100 were in attendance for the event.  To see more photos and videos of the event, go to:
Welcoming Our Newest Member
Left to Right: New member Craig Stokley, his fiancee Cheryl Nance, Membership Chair Wendy Guyton, Mentor Joe Guyton, and President Barbara Barr
Membership Chair Wendy Guyton and Mentor Joe Guyton welcome Craig Stokely into our membership.  Joining Craig is his fiancee Cheryl Nance, who becomes Mrs. Stokely next week.  They will be honeymooning in Antartica.
Fall Book Deliveries
Left to Right:  Liese Razzeto,  Elaine Terry, Chris Millar, Crystle Nehrmeyer, and a classroom teacher.
Christmas came early for students at Mountain Vista PK-8th school in Oracle.  Members of the SaddleBrooke Rotary delivered books to all the classrooms in the school.
Students of the Month
Left to Right:  Students of the Month for September and October, Counselor Terri Simon, Chair of the Student of the Month Program Joe Dylewski, and president Barbara Barr.
Joe Dylewski, Chair of the Student of the Month Program, introduces the recipients for September and October.  The students spoke briefly about their many school activities and goals.
A NEW Paul Harris Fellow
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Bill "Doc" Pohnert, Patricia Pohnert, and Tom Turriff.
What do you do when you have accumulated Paul Harris points, but you already have a Paul Harris Fellow?  Why you share the wealth with a special someone or a club member.  Bill "Doc" Pohnert recognized his wife, Patricia Pohnert.  Patricia has been a volunteer and contributed to the lives of others for many years.  It was an honor to recognize Patrica as a Paul Harris Fellow!  The Rotary International Foundation Chair, Tom Turriff, did an amazing job of celebrating Patricia.  A special thank you to Tim Morsani, our wordsmith extraordinaire, who wrote a special ceremony for Patricia.
Ride to End Polio
Liese Razzeto, is representing our club in the Ride to END Polio!
This year we will have one member in El Tour de Tucson.  Liese Razzeto will be riding "Miles to End Polio" on Saturday, November 23rd.  Join us in supporting Liese as she raises money to End Polio NOW!   Just click on the link below to back Liese and be a part of the largest fundraiser in ALL of  Rotary International!  Yes, that's right.  The LARGEST fundraiser for ALL of Rotary International is El Tour de Tucson!
Thanking Tom Turriff
Left to Right:  Gordon Wainwright, Chair of Fore For Kids, Tom Turriff, sponsor and club member, and Doug May, past president.
Gordon Wainwright, director of the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament, recognized sponsor Tom Turriff.  Tom has been a major supporter of this tournament for many years and we value his tremendous contributions.  Doug May was president of the club during our last Fore For Kids Tournament.
Thanking our Sargent At Arms
Stephen Argentati, retiring Sargent at Arms, is thanked by Barbara Barr
For the past few years, Stephen Argentati has been our Sargent at Arms.  He has passed the torch to  Bill Demeroutis!   We are very appreciative of Stephen's service as Sargent At Arms!
Our November Social
Judy and Neil Deppe
Many thanks to Neil and Judy Deppe, who hosted our November Social!  To see all the fun we had, check out our Facebook page at
Yes, We're Packing!
Left to Right Front:  Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr, and Joe Dylewski.  Left to Right Back:  Joe Jones, Eric Erickson, Paul Herr, Phil Barneyi, Elaine Terry, Jim Fry, Rudy Faller, Sheila Tuhy, Gordon Wainwright, Linda Bradner, and A.T. Barr.
Making a difference and help others is FUN - - Even if it is a Saturday morning.   These caring Rotarians helped to pack food for the Foot Bank at IMPACT of Southern Arizona.
Oracle School District Propositions
Our own Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent, spoke to us about Propositions 438 and 439 on the upcoming ballot.  Oracle School District is in dire need of a facelift.
Informed Voting In The November Election
L to R  Barbara Barr, Adam Jarrold, Tom Brandhuber
Captain Adam Jarrold and Assistant Fire Chief Tom Brandhuber visited from Golder Ranch Fire District to tell us about Bond Initiatives for our Local Fire Houses in the upcoming election.  Being an informed and active voter is the key.  
The Mustache
Service Above Self Award given to our favorite actor and Club Member, Fred Loewy, for his tireless work in our club.  Barbara Barr gave Fred some grooming tools for his fanstastic mustache.  Thank you Fred!
The Peppersauce Kitchen at Arizona Zipline Adventures
Members of the Club learn about the offerings of the Arizona Zipline Adventure and the Peppersauce Kitchen.

The SaddleBrooke Clubhouse may have been closed for cleaning and maintenance, but that didn't keep the club from meeting and exploring new venues!  Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke had an amazing adventure at the Arizona Zipline Adventure and the Peppersauce Kitchen.  We had fun building our own tacos with steak and chicken.  And those cookies - - they were amazing!
Arizona ZipLine Adventures
On Thursday, October 10th the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse is closed for it's annual renovations.  Rotarian of the month, Peggy Knowles, has arranged for us to have lunch at the Swiss Chalet ski lodge building located at Arizona Zip Line Adventures, 35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623.  The members of the club at the September 19th meeting voted on the lunch selection for the day.  We will have a taco buffet.
Car pools will meet the the Bocce Ball Court on Thursday, October 10th at 10:45 am.
George Corrigan, Book Man
George Corrigan September 14, 1938 - October 6, 2019
More below!
George Corrigan, The Book Man
The kids called him "The Book Man"
George Corrigan initiated the Age Appropriate Book Program in three area schools.  After working with a similar program with his Hawaiian Club, George developed the program for the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  The rest is history.  Annually George lead our club in delivering books 3 times a year to approximately 1,200 students in Mammoth,  San Manuel, Oracle and Catalina.  It would be nice to name our book program in honor of George.  Does any one have some great ideas for a name?
Thank Yous
George Corrigan loved all the Thank Yous
George Corrigan cherished the wonderful notes the students wrote to thank our club for the books.  Meeting after meeting, George would bring stacks of thank you notes from students in all these schools.  All those thanks yous brought so much joy to George!
So Many Talents to Share
George Corrigan, Talented Desktop Publisher
When you looked at George's Rotary badge, it said "Desktop Publishing" for George's category.  George never stopped using his skills and knowledge to make a difference in our club.  He made amazing Swag Bags, brochures, bookmarks, tickets, lunch invitations, and so much more.  Then he donated his time, efforts, and products to the club.
8 Paul Harris Awards
George Corrigan as he received his pin for his 8th Paul Harris
George was not only the recipient of a number of Paul Harris awards, but he also honored other members with Paul Harris Awards.  George recognized other members of our club by transferring his Paul Harris points to hard working members so that they might receive this honor.  
Generation Justice
L to R Barbara Barr, Rebecca Masterson, Peggy Knowles
A generous donation check was presented to Rebecca Masterson, Chief Counsel & Vice President of Generation Justice.  Rebecca is intent on fixing the broken Foster Care System.  Started in AZ two years ago, Generation Justice removes children from families with unsafe conditions and places them in foster care.  The adoption process is then expedited for these children into loving homes.
Philanthropy is FUN!
Members of the October 1st Book Delivery Team Left to Right:  A.T. Barr, Paul Herr, Liese Razzeto, Elaine Terry, Joe Dylewski and Leslie Hawkins.  Missing out on some of the fun and not pictured: Eric Erickson
Members of the October 1st Book Delivery team had a little fun after delivering books to several hundred kiddios at the Coranado School in Catalina.  Each Rotarian stood on the state where they were born.  Even grown up kids like recess!
Congratulations Anita McDonald
Congratulations to Anita McDonald, our Governor Nominee Designate! Anita hales from the Catalina Club which meets in east Tucson. Anita will serve as our District Governor in 2022-2023.
Our New Amigos
Left to Right:  Amigo Linda Bradner, with her sponsor Barbara Barr, Joe Guyton, Chair of the Amigo program, New Amigo Leslie Fromm with her sponsor, Gordon Wainwright.
Joe Guyton, chair of the Amigo Program, welcomes are two newest Amigos, Linda Bradner and Leslie Fromm.  While many of you may recognize Linda from SaddleBrooke, you may also recognize Leslie from our Fore For Kids Golf Tournament.  Leslie is the phenomenal organizer behind our FFK.  Even though FFK is more than 7 months away, Leslie has already raised over $17,000!
Honorary SaddleBrooke Rotary Member
Seamus graduated number one in his class at Camp Bow Wow.  Proud parents, Joe and Wendy Guyton, help make our club the best and we welcome Seamus into our folds. 
Camp Bow Wow
Lisa Ostazeski was on hand to give us some valuable advice on care and training of our most cherished pets.  She had many words of wisdom for the dog owners in our club.
Again...A Special Thanks to Eric Erickson
Service Above Self is Eric Erickson's specialty.  As one of our newest members, Eric is always the first to volunteer for all of our projects.  Eric was also, September's Rotarian of the Month.  We appreciate you!!!!
Angels Always Have Wings
They are Angels among us.  The Guytons are back from Pinetop and have earned their Wings and a "Service Above Self" pin for their dedication to our club! 
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Our fearless leader, Barbara Barr, was in costume to celebrate her fierceness.  
Pima JTED Aademy Health Care Program
We were proud to have the daughter of our own Eric Erickson on hand to share her experience with JTED.  Amy Erickson is planning on a health care career and she is getting started with classes in her field while she is still in high school.
Beth Francis of JTED shared with us that the Medical Community in Tucson is in crisis mode.  There are not enough health care workers to fill the open positions. 
L to R Eric Erickson, Amy Erickson, Greg D'Anna, Beth Francis
Elaine Terry-"Director of Fun"
Recognizing Special Members.  Elaine demonstrates her can of Silly String on Chris Millar.  We love Elaine for her "Service Above Self" personality.  Thank You Elaine!
Life Is Good Chiropractic
Dr. Amanda Smicklas and her Office Manager, Connie McIntyre, were in the house to talk about the effect of stress on our bodies.  The pain associated with the stress of life an be helped with advanced Chiropractic services.  
Fall Social
Save the Date for our Fall Social!
Eric Erickson Speaks on the Tucson Real Estate Market 
Our own Eric Erickson stays excited on the health of the Tucson Real Estate Market.  As a private investor, Eric stressed the 6 principles of Investing in property.  Formerly with Honeywell, Eric now works through his company, Viking Equity, to guide investors in Tucson.
Welcome Linda Bradner!
Linda Bradner, our newest Amigo Member, receives a hug from Barbara Barr.  Linda comes to us from Georgia and lives full time in SaddleBrooke.
Neil Deppe/Service Above Self
President, Barbara Barr, awards Neil Deppe with a Service Above Self Pin for his dedication to Rotary for 44 years.  Neil was also given bubbles for his upcoming Rotary Social.  Thanks Neil for all you do!
Region 6 Panel Discussion
Left to Right:  Teree Bergman (Dove Mountain), Randy Brooks (Marana), John Barnett (Oro Valley). Jim Lamb (Oro Valley), Tom Simester (SaddleBrooke), Barbara Barr (SaddleBrooke), Roger Sweet (SaddleBrooke Sunrise), and Mary Thompson (SaddleBrooke Sunrise).
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Region 6 gathered to share information about their clubs and learn from each other.  It was so great to visit with our neighboring clubs, and learn all about their service projects, fundraisers, and interests.
Moderator Extraordinaire
Moderator extraordinaire, Liese Razzeto!
A huge thank you to Liese Razzeto who did such a great job of organizing and moderating our panel discussion with Region 6 Clubs.  
Veterans & First Responders Memorial
Kay Williams and Steve Didio of the Veterans and First Responders Memorial
Rotarians learned about the Veterans and First Responders Memorial from Kay Williams and Steve Didio.
Welcome to Crystle Nehrmeyer
Welcome to our Newest Member, Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent of Oracle School District.
A warm welcome to our newest Rotarian, Crystle Nehrmeyer.  Crystle is the new Superintendent of the Oracle School District.  Before coming to Oracle she was in the Flowing Wells District.  Crystle a new bride as well as a new step mom, a dog mom, and a nature lover.  She is very appreciative of all our club has done for her school district, and we hope to do even more!  Welcome Crystle!  We're so happy to have you as part of our gang of friendly volunteers!
Rotarians Can Dance
Dancing Rotarians & Friends Left to Right:  Diane Demeroutis, Eric Erickson, Sharon Walker, Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, Crystle Nehrmeyer, and Peggy Knowles.
Diane Demeroutis, Eric Ericson, Sharon Walker, Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, Crystle Nehrmery, and Peggy Knowles throw their nets in the water to catch fish for the Haukilau!
Barbara Barr, Bill Demeroutis, and Crystle Nehrmeyer learn how to tell a Hawaiian story with their hands.
All together now!  Diane Demeroutis and Eric Erickson show their moves!
Bill Demeroutis Awarded Service Above Self Pin
Bill Demeroutis Awarded Service above Self Pin during the August 22, 2019, The Rotary club of Saddlebrooke meeting.
Before joining The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, Bill Demeroutis had over eight years volunteering with Rotary as a member of the Lake Stevens Washington Rotary Club, and Bill served in several leadership roles with that Club.
Bill’s drive with The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is to practice “Service Above Self” which he has demonstrated here as a member of our Club. Accordingly, during our August 22, 2019 meeting, Barbara Barr presented Bill with his Service Above Self pin.
Congratulations Bill and well deserved, Sir!  
A Short History of Hula
Maxine treated our Rotarians to a History of Hula Dancing and it's significance in Hawaiian Culture.
A Short History of Hula
Hula as a visual form of a language
In ancient times, the Hawaiians had no written alphabet, but they recognized the importance of recording their history and rich culture. Hula became a culturally significant and prominent form of storytelling. Early Hawaiians use Hula and Ōlelo (chants) as a way of recording their history, culture, mythology, genealogy, and battles.  If you have the opportunity to watch Hula Dancers the motions with their hands, arms and other gestures are all telling a specific story from their history.
Male Dancers and Teachers
Historically, Male dancers have tattoos on their body, which record the family’s history and rank within their local community or group.  Also, teachers (called Kumu in Hawaii) are entrusted with guarding and passing down their accounts of history, via Hula, through multiple generations of each family.
When Hula was Banned (and how it survived)
The first Christian missionaries to arrive in Hawaii were a group of Americans, who sailed aboard a ship called the Thaddeus and arrived on March 30, 1820.  Hula Dancing was not something the missionaries approved of.  However, this was not the reason it was banned.  In 1830 Queen Kaʻahumanu who had converted to Christianity forbade public performances of Hula.
Thanks, to the Kuma, who secretly continued to teach Hula in private settings. Thus Hula remained alive, and by the 1850s, public hula became regulated by a system of licensing.  
Thankfully, the Hawaiian performing arts had a resurgence during the reign of King David Kalākaua (1874–1891), who encouraged the traditional techniques of the arts. Thanks to King Kalākaua, Hula remains a vital, vibrant, and ongoing part of Hawaii’s culture and history today!
The original video of the speech of this article is based on can be viewed here:
A Challenge 
In a special Inspiration from Rotarian Emerson Knowles, members of the club were challenged to raise the bar on their life. Emerson encouraged members to take a favorite quotation and turn it into an affirmation to move their life forward.
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.
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!
Upcoming Events | click on event title for details
November Board Meeting
Nov 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Central Arizona College
Nov 14, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting With District Governor
Nov 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
District Governor Visit
Nov 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Celebrating the Holidays with Art in the Desert
Mountain View Club Ballroom
Nov 23, 2019 12:30 PM
Holiday Party
Dec 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fore for Kids Golf Tournament 2020
Apr 13, 2020 1:00 PM
Foundation Annual Meeting
May 21, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Chris Millar
November 11
Jim Pfeifer
November 11
Neil Deppe
November 14
Ed Treick
November 18
Elaine Terry
November 19
Mark Phelps
November 29
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Nancy Jane Selinsky
November 1
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November 12
Eric Erickson
Emily Erickson
November 24
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November 3, 2016
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November 9, 2012
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November 13, 2014
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November 30, 2017
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