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  May 24th Presenter

Dr. Robert Springer

Robotics

Introducing STEM Classes in Grades 6, 7 and 8

Robert spent much of his career managing a group at Bell Laboratories developing new telephony products integrating voice and visual displays. His group developed and market tested prototypes of Display Telephones and Teleconferencing systems.
When the Bell System was subdivided into nine independent companies, Robert joined Verizon, retiring in 1997. In 1998, Robert organized an in class math tutoring project for students at San Manuel, Mammoth, Oracle, Coronado K-8, as well as Ironwood Ridge and Canyon Del Oro High Schools. As many as 50 tutors, almost all retired professionals, are involved in this program, now called MathPLUS+. Three years ago robotics was added to the program in the Coronado middle-school.

 
News
Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser 

         

 
What a Day! The 20th Anniversary Fore For Kids Fundraiser was a smash success. Thank you one an all. A special Thank You to Fairwinds Desert Point, Emerson Knowles Merrill Lynch, Melissa Hawkins Farmers Insurance and Tom Turriff for their annual commitment to Fore For Kids. 
 
The 2019 event is already on the drawing board. If you wanted to participate this year but couldn't because of late notice on our part, please send us an email sbrc3068@gmail.com. We will contact you at the time that fits your 2019 charitable giving schedule.
 

 
Meeting Roles
                                          
Greeter: Joe Jones
Inspiration: Doug May
Pledge & 4-Way Test: Pick 'em*
Card Game - 40 cards, $347 pot
* NOTE: The Pledge and 4-Way Test Leaders will be randomly selected by the President from the podium.... Stay Alert!! 

 
Upcoming Events | click on event title for details
SBRC Board Meetings
SaddleBrooke One
Jun 14, 2018 10:00 AM
 
2019 Fore For Kids Golf Fundraiser
Oro Valley Country Club
Apr 15, 2019
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Stories
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
Ukulele Concert
Members of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club were treated to two concerts at our last meeting. First we heard the joyful music of Christmas accompanied by the Ukulele Group which grew out of funds raised by our Art for Kids fundraiser last year.  Next we heard a Christmas concert from the Strings students at Mountain Vista School in Oracle.  Both groups are under the direction of Kaitlyn Miller.
 
The Ukulele Group which was funded by the Art for Kids fundraiser with Diana Madara last year.
 
The 5th Grade Strings Orchestra.
 
Principal on the left, Orchestra teacher on the right.  This is both groups of kiddos!
Nov 30 Meeting Highlights
 
Jim Lamb presents Ruby Level Paul Harris Award pin to Ed Trieck. Congrats and Thank You, Ed!!
 
 
Wendy Guyton presents Certificate to Jim Cloer (left), Adventures of a Naturalist presenter on November 30th.
 
 
Wendy Guyton & Doug May induct our two newest member - Sheila Tuhy and Peggy Knowles. Welcome to SBRC!!
Featured
Mark Miller and Rotary General Secretary, John Hewko rode in El Tour de Tucson to raise money for eliminate Polio! Many thanks to Mark and John for representing Rotary and our fight against Polio!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scott Haile, the General Manager of Fairwinds Desert Point with Wendy Guyton. Scott discussed options for senior living and current trends in senior housing at the November 16th SBRC meeting
Tri Community Food Bank
One of our vital local charities was represented this week by Dr. Maria Chevalley.  The Tri Community Food Bank serves Oracle, San Manuel and Mammoth in Pinal County.   The Food Bank is staffed by volunteers and $0 operating costs
Oracle Schools Foundation
Our kids are our future.  Oracle School Foundation focuses on Pre-School for all Oracle 3 and 4 year olds.  Community Partners include Saddle Notes and Saddlebrooke Community Outreach.  Dr. Maria Menconi is joined by Wendy Guyton to thank her for her presentation
Students of the Month
Our favorie Piano Player, Joyce Johnson, is now an official "Amigo" of our club. 
Joyce started playing piano as a child and has been entertaining our group for almost three years.
 
L to R Neil Deppe, George Corrigan, Julia Cardenas-Tellez, Hannah Reidhead, Angel Jennings and Dave Jungbluth. 
Students of the Month from San Manuel High School.
 
Angel Jennings with Neil Deppe and George Corrigan.
Angel is our first Interact Club President.
 
Our Speaker Gloria Quigg with Wendy Guyton. 
Her Presentation was on
Mining in Arizona.
CELEBRATING THE ART OF THE SOUTHWEST

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke proudly presents:

 
 
December 3, 2017
Celebrating the Art of the Southwest 

Benefiting Senior Village of SaddleBrooke and other charities serving seniors

 
Enjoy an afternoon of Art, Drinks, and Appetizers while you do your holiday shopping. 
 
Time: 12 noon until 3:00pm
 
Location: Mountain View Country Club,
38759 S Mountain View Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85739
 

With a presentation by Diana Madaras on

“Finding Your Own Creativity”

Diana will present a gallery of her artwork including many new items.  She will also bring artwork by several Southwestern artists from her new gallery on Swan.  You don't want to miss this event!
 
 
at Mountain View Country Club in SaddleBrooke MAP
 

sponsored by:

Mountain View Retirement Village
7900 La Canada, Tucson, AZ 85704   
(520)-229-3350
 
Sycamore Canyon Academy Presents
 
Sycamore Canyon Academy visit to SaddleBrooke Rotary on Sept 14 2017
L-R: Bill Pohnert, SBRC - Paul Boyd, Dylan Fielder, Nick Petersen, Deanna Dinota of Sycamore Canyon - George "Birthday Boy" Corrigan, SBRC
Nick is holding a Display Monitor donated to Sycamore Canyon by Chris Millar of SaddleBrooke Rotary
There Is Good That Comes From Everything
Wendy Guyton joins Life Donor speaker Cathy McCall
 
Cathy McCall is an Advocate for Organ Donation.  She and her husband lost their son, Jim, in a tragic motorcycle accident before his 20th Birthday.  Thankfully, Jim was an Organ Donor.  He made this decision after 3 of his classmates died in the same week.  Later in his family's life, his sister Meredith was saved by another Organ Donor.  Nobody knows better than the McCall Family the miracle of organ donation.  Their son will live on through the lives he saved with his gift.  And, their daughter will live a healthy life because of the kindness of another donor.  Please talk to your families about this.
Our Newest Amigo
Chris Beth with Neil Deppe and Joe Guyton
 
SaddleBrooke Rotary has recently announced the addition of a new membership category for our club.  "Amigos" of SaddleBrooke Rotay Club is a support category which allows Community Members to actively support the goals and activities of Rotary without being a traditional member.  Welcome Chris Beth, Owner and Marketing Director of Caring Senior Services which allows clients to stay in their homes with help of trained Care Givers.
A Published Photographer in SaddleBrooke
Bob and his wife JoAnn moved from Cedarburg, Washington to SaddleBrooke in 1999.  Although Bob's interest in photography started at an early age, he became serious about 17 years ago.  Since then, Bob has published 20+ Photography Books.
Dolores Hill - UA LPL on OSIRIS-REx
 
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Dolores Hill with Doug May
 
Currently, the UofAZ leads the OSIRIS-REx mission, an $800 million NASA mission that will bring back a sample from the asteroid Bennu. The UofAZ also has the most internationally active program to identify and track Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). More than half of all known near-Earth asteroids and comets have been discovered by the UofAZ.
 
Michael Drake July 6 2017
 
Michael Drake, Past District Governor is thanked by President Neil Deppe after Michael's presentation on Rotary's Influence in East Jerusalem. July 6 2017
Rob LaMaster Make A Wish
Make a Wish
 
 
Rob LeMaster with Program Director, Doug May
 
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Rob LaMaster played his video about the impact that Make A Wish Foundation has made around the world. Did you know it all started in Arizona?
 
 
Oracle School District on Display
 
 
Terry McGovern, Dennis Blauser, Amy McDonald, Joe Guyton, George Corrigan
 
 
 
Amy McDonald Speaks About the Impact a Teacher Can Make.
 
What a Day at SaddleBrooke Rotary. Oracle School District Superintendent and fellow member Dennis Blauser brought three exciting programs. First, it was his turn to give his Bio. Second, Amy McDonald, 1st Grade Teacher was presented with Teacher of the Year Award; and third, Dennis and Tech Director ,Terry McGovern, presented the new Tech Academy. Exciting times are ahead for Oracle School children. Can we send a few Rotarians?
George Corrigan is Rotarian of the Year
 
George Corriga awarded the 1st Joe McGowan "Man of the Year" Award for 2016-17 SaddleBrooke Rotary Club.
Cathi Duncan - Mirror Lab
 
Cathi Duncan with Doug May
Cathy spoke to Club on June 1 about the UofAZ Astronomy & Steward Observatory including the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab on the UA Campus. MIRROR LAB TOURS. Skycenter TOURS.
4 Way Speech Contest
 the Four Way Speech Contest Winners from the San Manuel School District, April 13, 2017:
 
Left to right:  Brianna Mullens,  Aubrey Eucinas, winner; Alicia Lopez, Kalin Andersen-Begay, runners-up, Joe Jones, Club Organizer is the tall guy in back.
 
VOSH of Southern Arizona
 
Left to Right Sheila Tuhy, Doug May, Larry and Barb Malicky
 
VOSH or Volunteer Optometrical Services to Humanity was started by Ed and Sheila Tuhy as members of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club.  VOSH provides glasses and optometrical services for people who do not have access.  Regular trips to Mexico have provided sight to the vision impaired in poverty stricken areas.
First Things First
Wendy Guyton with Beverly Gomez Arriaga 
 
Beverly Arriaga is the Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator for the Pinal Region.  Beverly gave a compelling speech on the importance of early child development which is lacking in much of Pinal County.  In fact, studies show the 90% of a child's critical brain development happens between birth and age 5.  
 
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