April 3, 2022
Joe Guyton, Editor

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

The Rotary Foundation created a funding channel for relief efforts in Ukraine.

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Rotaract Europe

The European Rotaract Information Centre, a multidistrict information organization that serves Rotaractors all over Europe, created a United for Peace site that compiles information for refugees and volunteers.

  • The site offers information about free rail, bus, and air transportation available to refugees and lists details about what’s needed and how to help at specific national borders.
  • It also has fundraising details for hospitals in the western Ukraine city of Lviv, as well as for clubs that are helping in various places and for other organizations in the region.
  • The site lets Rotaractors coordinate shelter for refugees stranded at the border. Volunteer hosts can sign up through an online form and specify how many people they can house and for how long. Begun as an initiative to help fellow Rotary members leaving Ukraine, it’s now being used by Rotaract and Rotary members all over Europe to offer help.
  • A tool on the site links a demand for goods with available supplies. It was created within 48 hours after a team of 60 members from 10 countries met by videoconference about how to meet the most urgent needs.


Ukraine has 62 Rotary clubs and six satellite clubs with about 1,100 members, and 24 Rotaract clubs with more than 300 members.


Welcome From Club President Liese Razzeto

Liese Razzeto
member photo

February 20, 2022

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

Looking Ahead
SaddleBrooke Rotarians and guests can look ahead to a fantastic line-up of programs in 2022.  Here are some you will enjoy:
April 7, 2022
St. Basil's Coffee
John Howard, Rotarian

St. Basil Coffee was founded in 2005 in response to Saint (Pope) John Paul II’s “Call to Social Justice.” Founders Mary and Jim Boyles received a request from Fr. Vince Thompson, a priest of the Congregation of Saint Basil, for much-needed financial assistance for the Basilian missions and particularly those in Colombia. Saint Basil Coffee became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Boyles family remain involved in the organization and its operations but have since passed on their roles to Linda and John Howard.

The Basilian mission and the “Call to Social Justice” fit hand in hand, and with that, Saint Basil Coffee was established to provide those most in need with the opportunity and tools to rise out of poverty, to “Make a Difference.”

Linda and John Howard

The Howards were interested in Saint Basil Coffee after reading a flyer posted on the St. Anne Bulletin. They too felt that JP2’s call to social justice and the Basilian mission went hand in hand, and they were eager to provide assistance where they could. They enjoy working with their team members and their customers to sell the freshest coffee you can buy. Their driving force for the past 10 years has been knowing that their efforts help people gain the tools and knowledge they need to rise up out of poverty.

Registration is now open.  Seating will be limited so register early.  Tables of 10 may be reserved for your group by calling Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712.  
SaddleBrooke Rotary will once again bring to our community a very interesting and enjoyable program featuring the artwork of Diana Madaras.  This fundraising event will provide funding for youth and community charities which work hard to enhance the lives of children and others.
Click Here to Register   
Event Details:
Date:  April 9, 2022
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: SaddleBrooke Ranch Ballroom
Cost: $30.00
Details:   Hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar
Description:  Diana will bring much of her artwork.   She has also invited other Tucson artists to join her.  We will have door prizes, a raffle, and a live auction.
The name Diana Madaras has become synonymous with Tucson and her bold, colorful artwork recently earned her Tucson's vote for Best Visual Artist for the seventh time. Dozens of newspaper and magazine articles have been written about her and her work, and she has been featured on television shows produced by NBC, CBS, and PBS affiliates. She is president of the nonprofit Art for Animals Foundation, a charity she founded that has raised more than $200,000 to help abused, injured and orphaned animals.
Much in demand for commissioned artwork, Madaras has completed paintings for many of the major resorts in Tucson including the Hilton El Conquistador, Westin La Paloma, Loews Ventana Canyon, Canyon Ranch and Miraval.
She also has created eight paintings for the estate of the former President of Mexico.
Her art is featured at Tucson International Airport and has appeared on the covers of 12 magazines including Art Book of the West, The American Veterinary Hospital Journal, and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.
Her book, The Colors of Tucson, gives the reader a unique tour of Tucson through her paintings from the last 27 years.
Joe Jones Passing
Former Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Member Joe Jones passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Joe was an outstanding Rotarian who was especially dedicated to serving the youth in our community.
Joe served Saddlebrooke Rotary as Treasurer, Youth Services coordinator, and Board Member.  He was a leader in Rotary Youth Exchange and the 4 Way Speech Contest.
 Please keep his wife, Marilee and his family in your prayers.
Event: Passing of the Gavel from Liese Razzeto to Gordon Wainwright Special Event
When:  June 29, 2022
Where: Saddlebrooke Ranch Ballroom
Needed: Volunteers to assist Elaine Terry in organizing this very special and significant Event. Interested volunteers please contact Elaine at  Thank you!
Rotary Hosts Meals at Oracle Community Center
Saddlebrooke Rotary joined the Oracle Community Center on Monday, March 21 to prepare and serve meals to all guests.  This was our second time to serve meals.  Not only was it a generous outreach but it will be a lot of fun for the participants.
Impact Oracle Senior Food Distribution
Saddlebrooke Rotarians Bill Demeroutis, Mollie Hunter and Jack Hunter join Impact staff to distribute food boxes to Oracle seniors.  
Quilts for Seniors
Linda Bradner, one of our Amigos, is embarking on a year-long project to make lap quilts and kids’ quilts for our Club to give as Christmas gifts to low-income families.  She is collecting used blankets and flannel sheets to use as batting inside the quilts.  The blankets will be totally invisible in the quilts, so it’s okay if they are stained, have holes, and are thin and ragged. Linda just had two requests:  Please wash blankets prior to donating, and please remove wires from electric blankets. 

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

Hot chocolate
Knitted slipper socks
Lip balm
Dish towels
Ghiradelli chocolate

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

Book Donation to Mountain Vista Library
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke made a major donation of books to the Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle.
Over 700 new age-appropriate books were delivered by Rotarians to Mountain Vista for their upcoming Summer Youth Program.
Pictured above (l to r)  Crystal Nehmeyer, Superintendent of Schools, Liese Razzeto, Shanon Soule, Principal, Harvey Smith and Elaine Terry, Chair of Youth Services Committee.  Not pictured was Don Terry.
Club Information
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Saddlebrooke Ranch Club House and Zoom
31143 S E Amenity Dr suite 2
Oracle, AZ 85623
United States of America
(520) 404-5712
Zoom at Noon and In Person. Saddlebrooke Ranch House
District Site
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Apr 07, 2022
St. Basil Coffee Charity
Apr 14, 2022
Youth on Their Own
Apr 21, 2022
Offsite meeting at the Oracle Community Center
Apr 28, 2022
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events
Oracle Food Distribution for Impact
Apr 06, 2022 9:00 AM
Oracle Food Distribution Impact
Contact Mollie Hunter
Apr 06, 2022 9:00 AM
Tri Community Food Bank Open House
Tri Community Food Bank
Apr 08, 2022
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Inspiration In The Desert with Diana Madaras
Saddlebrooke Ranch House Ball Room
Apr 09, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diana Madaras
Apr 09, 2022 1:00 PM
Rotary Days of Service
Apr 16, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022
Club Strategic Planning-Action Plans and Wrap-up
Apr 20, 2022
SRC Board Meeting
Apr 20, 2022 10:00 AM
Club Meeting at Oracle Community Center
Oracle Community Center
Apr 21, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
San Manuel Chili Cookoff
San Manuel Airport
Apr 23, 2022
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
President SRCF
Fore For Kids Co-Chair
Peace Chair
Sponsorships Chair
Grants Chair
Amigos Chairperson
Interact/RYLA Chairperson
Fore For Kids Co-Chair
President Nominee
International Chair
Photo Albums
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joe Dylewski
April 2
Bill Demeroutis
April 8
Wendy Guyton
April 17
Jim Lamb
April 21
Spouse Birthdays
Judy Deppe
April 6
Diane Demeroutis
April 16
Wendy Guyton
April 17
Mike Razzeto
April 25
Elaine Terry
Don Terry
April 2
Join Date
Emerson Knowles
April 4, 2012
10 years
Ed Lueck
April 8, 2008
14 years
James Meyers
April 24, 2000
22 years
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