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Summer Meetings and Annual Awards Begin at The Ranch
 
 
On June 3rd, 50 members and guests enjoyed our first hybrid meeting at the Saddlebrooke Ranch Clubhouse.  We had a full-house of 34 attending in person and another 16 on Zoom.  Thanks to the staff of the Ranch Grill for good service and great food.
 
And what an action-packed meeting it was.  To start we inducted 3 new Rotarians.  They are:
 
Judy Miller, Saddlebrooke Ranch
Roger Bailey, Saddlebrooke Ranch
Wanda Bailey, Saddlebrooke Ranch
 
All of these new members are experienced Rotarians and are looking forward to a future of fun and service in our club.  Congratulations to you all and welcome!
 
The featured program was the presentation of Annual Community Awards.  For that, Harvey Smith took over the podium and did a fantastic job presenting recognition awards to the following community leaders:
 
Business Person of the Year and Organization of the Year:  Joint but Separate
 
The SaddleBrooke Rotary Business Person/Organization of the Year award recognizes a local business individual/organization who, through varied voluntary community service activities  and  business initiatives has significantly contributed to the quality of life of our community.
 
Bianne Spaeth/Desert Life Pharmacy            and Senior Village at Saddlebrooke
Brianne Spaeth accepted and Linda Hampton, Executive Director, accepted for Senior Village
 
Citizen of the Year
 
Also recognized was Edie Crall, Community activist and leader.  Edie is a board member of the Oracle School District Board of Directors.  The SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Citizen of the Year award recognizes a local resident who, though voluntary community service activities, has significantly contributed to the quality of life and needs of both our community and its citizens.
 
Congratulations to all!
 
Much thanks needs to go out to those who have worked to make this new venue a welcoming site especially, Gordon Wainwright, Liese Razzeto, Wendy Guyton, and Barara Barr.
This Week June 6, 2021
 
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Memorial Day, May 31, 2021
Saddlebrooke, Arizona
 
 
 
Summer 2021 Meeting Schedule from Saddlebrooke Ranch
 
Beginning Thursday, June 3rd Saddlebrooke Rotary will meet at the Saddlebrooke Ranch House Grill.  Rotarians will have an opportunity to learn more about the Ranch and Ranch residents will have an opportunity to learn more about Rotary.  Meeting will return to the HOA Clubhouse in the fall.  
 
Our program this week will feature  Kimberly Tzintzun
 
Kimberly has co-authored and published peer-reviewed articles to provide her community with a better understanding of health-related topics. Most recently, she has worked closely with low-income families to provide nutrition education for pregnant and nursing mothers, their infants, and small children. 
 
Kimberly’s passion is to educate the community on health and wellness, and to support them in making healthy, positive lifestyle changes for themselves and their families. Additionally, while she was in the Marine Corps, Kimberly acquired a passion for fitness. When she is not in the Natural Grocers store, you can find her at the CrossFit gym, or enjoying a long run!
 
More about our recent programs
 
 
 
On May 27th our program featured Rudy Lujan, Police Chief of the town of Mammoth.  Chief Lujan shared his long and interesting career, providing members and guests with a wonderful insight into the life of a law enforcement leader.  We learned that Chief Lujan will soon be assuming the duties of a Justice of the Piece in Pinal County.
 
Saddlebrooke Rotary was honored to have as visitors on May 20th District 5500 Peace Fellow Chairman, Joe Daniszewski, and Golder Ranch Fire District Deputy Fire Marshall, Jennifer Akins.  Our club has been chosen to sponsor Deputy Akins as an applicant for a Rotary International Peace Fellow Academy Fellowship.  Jennifer's record with the fire district as well as in her dedication to serving others makes her an outstanding candidate.  Thanks Doug May for bringing this opportunity to us.
 
 
 
Our program on Thursday, May 20th was presented by Steve Holmstrom.  Dr. Steve's topic was “Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”  Members and guests enjoyed an entertaining documentary presentation showcasing the many dental procedures Dr. Steve has performed on mammals of all type.
Steve Holmstrom is a past member of the Rotary Club of San Pedro.
 
 
 
 
Our program on May 13th featured 
 
Chris Cornelis, Assistant Town Manager Oro Valley and Margie Adler, Economic Development Specialist at Oro Valley Safe Steps.
“OVSafeSteps was created to help our local businesses, and also to recognize that each of us has a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. We need to work together and commit to responsible actions to move forward. This program will benefit businesses, and it will also benefit residents who are interested in supporting our businesses,” said Mayor Joe Winfield.
 
 
Our program on May 6 featured Danette Bewley, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority.
 
 
Danette Bewley is from San Diego, CA, where her passion for aviation began. Her Dad was a decorated Navy fighter/combat pilot, stationed at NAS Miramar (now MCAS Miramar), and who later transitioned to a career as a commercial airline pilot for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA - was headquartered in San Diego, CA, and primarily served the west coast).  PSA later merged with US Airways (and is now part of the American Airlines family). Throughout her childhood and into adulthood, Danette had the opportunity to be in and around many types of military and commercial aircraft, and fly simulators with her Dad, which gave her an even greater appreciation and understanding of aviation and further fueled her interest to pursue an aviation-related career path. Her airport management career began in 1989 and has spanned over 31 years, and is still going strong. 
“I love what I do, and can’t imagine a different career. I am blessed to work in an industry that is both dynamic and challenging, that serves so many people, and allows me to work with so many great people,” said Bewley.
 
 
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.
 
Our program at the regular meeting on Thursday, April 22 featured Julie Funk, DVM, MS, PhD.   Dr. Funk is the Dean of the University of Arizona School of Veterinary Medicine.  Her presentation will  is titled  "Unlike Any Other: University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine".
 
 
Dr. Funk is a 1991 graduate of the Michigan State veterinary college. She earned a master’s degree in veterinary clinical sciences from the University of Illinois in 1996 and her doctorate in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University in 2002. Dr. Funk is a passionate veterinary leader dedicated to helping students reach their goals and joyful work.
 
Our program on April 15 was presented by Doug Moseke and Joanna Bradley from the Arizona Department of Transportation.  Doug and Joanna will bring our members and guests the latest planning information about ADOT's 5 year plan as it affects Southern Arizona.  
 
At our meeting on Thursday, April 8, our featured guest speaker was James Horvath, founder and CEO of Town West Realty.
 
Established in 1980, Town West Companies are a conglomerate of real estate investment, development, and property management firms. TWR, Inc. and its affiliate companies own, operate and manage a significant real estate portfolio including approximately 2 million square feet of commercial/retail/office property, multi-family residential, and future development projects in Arizona.
 
Jim shared with us plans for The Marketplace, Oro Valley.  This substantial property was purchased by Jim's group in 2019.
 
 
 
Our program on April 1, 2021 featured:   Thanks Dick for a wonderful program!
 
DICK EGGERDING FOR 28 YEARS ORO VALLEY’S ART/CULTURE/HISTORY AMBASSADOR Since 1991, Dick Eggerding has been a part of the Planning and Development of Oro Valley in the areas of Arts and Culture, Parks and Land Use, Historic Preservation and Education. For sure, he does not take undo credit for the ultimate success of these areas, but rather enjoys being a part of and creator of some of the ongoing entities.
 
 
 
 
On March 25th members and guests enjoyed The Tucson Museum of Art and Christine C. Brindza.
 
 
Christine C. Brindza serves as Senior Curator and Curator of Art of the American West at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block in Tucson, Arizona. Before her tenure at the Tucson Museum of Art, she acted as curator at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Christine has a Master of Arts degree in Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Duquesne (Due-kane) University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing coursework toward a PhD at the University of Arizona. She is passionate about making art accessible to all ages and backgrounds, reaching audiences outside of museum boundaries, and fostering appreciation of art for generations to come.
 
Thanks to our featured speaker on March 18.
 
Jaynie Adams, Speaker on March 18, 2021
 
 
Arizona Historical Society Education Team Lead and Museum Educator
 
Jaynie Adams is the Education Team Lead statewide for the Arizona Historical Society and Museum Educator at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. She holds an MA in history from the University of Arizona and is privileged to work in Tucson, her hometown. Jaynie is one of AHS’ team of staff historians; her work as a historian is rooted in a place-based practice where she critically explores race, place, and belonging in the American Southwest. Her work as a museum educator centers on diversity, inclusion, and inquisitivity.
 
At our meeting on March 11, 2021 members reviewed a presentation on Rotary's new Strategic Action Plan.
 

 
 
 
 

Be sure to read "Rotary is Family"!

11:45 Social Time
12:00 Meeting

12:15 Program

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Joe Guyton will send out an email Thursday morning with the login information and the password! 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We will now be required to use a password to join!

 
If you need a little help joining a Zoom meeting, contact
Joe Guyton at
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 Card Game - $64.00 52 cards + 2 Jokers
 
*NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test speakers will be randomly selected by the President!
 
 
 
 
 
Baskets of Love From Saddlebrooke Rotary
Can you imagine fighting to make ends meet and receiving a "Basket of Love"?!
 
I think the 55 struggling families that we are serving will be THRILLED!
 
Our Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was able to fund, shop, assemble and deliver these "Baskets of Love" full of laundry detergent & softener, cleaning supplies, sponges, ziploc bags, foil, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, kleenex, clorox wipes, and some little tokens of love - jelly beans, hershey kisses, and a cake with frosting!
 
A huge thank you to
- those that sponsored an item - Jim, Harvey, Wendy, Eric E., Gordon
- to our shopping elves: Ed T, Diane, Patsy, Linda
- to Harvey and Heather for hosting & yummy baked treats
- to all our assemblers
- to Liese, Harvey, Dan, Julia, Chris & Sheila who will be delivering the baskets!
 
Attached is our group photo today. For more photos, please visit our facebook page at: 
 
 
Family is Rotary May 16, 2021
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It will not be available on the website!
 
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to share in the weekly newsletter. 
It's good to stay in touch. Send information to
Wendy Guyton wguyton17@gmail.com (520) 404-5712‬
 
Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke
520-404-5712
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!
 

Please let us know if you or a loved one in your family would like to have our prayers, thoughts, or encouragement.  We are a family and we strive to support each other.
 
Great news!  Bill "Doc" Pohnert was at our in-person meeting at Saddlebrooke HOA1 Clubhouse on Thursday, April 29 and reported that his cancer was now in remission.  Fantastic, Doc!  It was great to see you at Rotary again.
 
We heard from member Joe Jones that he had a heart attack and was going to be treated chemically.  It was good to see you at the meeting on May 6, Joe.  We will keep you in our prayers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We would LOVE to see all our members on Zoom.  The hard part is getting the FREE app and set up your smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. After that, it's easy.  You just click on the link in the email.  If members need help getting set up with Zoom, please let Joe Guyton at 520 820 0134 know so he can help you!
Lessons From the Blue Zones

Program Speaker for March 4, 2021

Denise Steffan

My journey into health and wellness began in 1997 when I started receiving massage while working as a paralegal and competing as a cyclist. Faced with the demands of working full time and training for bike races, massage therapy proved to be a vital component to relieve stress and maintain a healthy body for competition. Inspired by the tremendous benefits, I made the decision to pursue a career in massage therapy.

I graduated from the 1000 hour program at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts (DIHA) and have been a licensed massage therapist since December, 2000. Following graduation, I continued training through numerous continuing education programs and seminars which included Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ayurvedic Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Body Wraps.

As I worked with my massage clients, I realized nutrition played an integral part in how our bodies respond and heal. After many years of studying nutrition on my own, I began studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and in December of 2013,  I became a Certified Health Coach.

During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

My education has equipped me with the knowledge and  skills to work with my clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

What's The Latest at the Tucson International Airport?
What's the Latest at the Tucson International Airport?
 
Danette Bewley, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority will join our meeting on Thursday, May 6th.  You do not want to miss her presentation.
 
 
Danette Bewley is from San Diego, CA, where her passion for aviation began. Her Dad was a decorated Navy fighter/combat pilot, stationed at NAS Miramar (now MCAS Miramar), and who later transitioned to a career as a commercial airline pilot for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA - was headquartered in San Diego, CA, and primarily served the west coast).  PSA later merged with US Airways (and is now part of the American Airlines family). Throughout her childhood and into adulthood, Danette had the opportunity to be in and around many types of military and commercial aircraft, and fly simulators with her Dad, which gave her an even greater appreciation and understanding of aviation and further fueled her interest to pursue an aviation-related career path. Her airport management career began in 1989 and has spanned over 31 years, and is still going strong. 
“I love what I do, and can’t imagine a different career. I am blessed to work in an industry that is both dynamic and challenging, that serves so many people, and allows me to work with so many great people,” said Bewley.
University of Arizona's New College of Veterinary Medicine
Saddlebrooke Rotarians and Guests Meet Dr. Julie Funk, Dean of the University of Arizona's new College of Veterinary Medicine.
 
 
Dr. Funk is a 1991 graduate of the Michigan State veterinary college. She earned a master’s degree in veterinary clinical sciences from the University of Illinois in 1996 and her doctorate in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University in 2002. Dr. Funk is a passionate veterinary leader dedicated to helping students reach their goals and joyful work.
Presidential Citation
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Continues It's Award Winning Tradition
 
Past District Governor, Ellie Patterson, presented our club with a Presidential Citation for 2019-2020.  We are thrilled that our club was honored at the highest level, which is platinum.  SaddleBrooke was the highest scoring club in District 5500.
Oro Valley's Future is Bright
Oro Valley's Outlook is Bright
 
 
Rotarians from Saddlebrooke and their guests were treated to a remarkably interesting presentation by Dave Perry, President of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce during their regular meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Perry himself a former Rotarian reviewed the many exciting developments and initiatives that residents and visitors to Oro Valley will see in the future.
 
One such development that Perry discussed was the Town West Realty's multi-purpose development in the Marketplace at the southwest corner of Oracle Road and Tangerine Road.  He also spoke of the new University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine located in the Foothills Business Park across from Steam Pump Ranch on Oracle Road.
 
Perry emphasized the need for improvements in Oracle Road as the rapid growth in Oro Valley and other communities has significantly affected this important arterial road in northern Pima County.
SaddleBrooke Rotarians Lead RYLA
 
 
Two members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke participated in the first RYLA Online. Liese Razetto served as a Adult Advisor and Barbara Barr served on the committee that developed RYLA Online and also served as an Adult Advisor. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke also sponsored 3 Delegates to RYLA. Due to COVID 19, RYLA was held online this year.
 
Liese Razzeto
 
Barbara Barr
Peacebuilding Club
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke has been designated a PeaceBuilder Club
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SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Jun 10, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Passing of the Gavel
Saddlebrooke Ranch House Dining Room
Jun 28, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Jul 08, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Aug 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Sep 09, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Oct 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Nov 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Fore for Kids Golf Tournament 2020
Nov 22, 2021 12:00 PM
 
SBRC Board Meetings
Zoom
Dec 09, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
2021 Christmas Party
Vermillion Room Saddlebrooke One Clubhouse
Dec 09, 2021
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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June 1, 1975
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June 23, 2011
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