This Week 
at the 
Management Team and Board Meeting 10:00

Pete A. Turner
Speaking on: Why Anne Smedinghoff Did Not Have To Die?
Pete A Turner is a former Army combat spy with over 1000 missions in conflict zones in a variety of countries, like Bosnia, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His daily missions took him off-camp out to find the people, information, and secrets that enabled commanders to win.


Please join us for this informative meeting!
Join us Thursday, November 19th
for Zoom at Noon, and Socialize with your fellow Rotarians!


Management Team and Board Meeting 10:00

11:45 Social Time
12:00 Meeting

12:15 Program

Directions below how to join us on ZOOM

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!

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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!
A Special Visitor
Mo Tangara, surprise guest
Mo Tangara graduated from and played basketball for the University of Arizona.  Sponsored by Lute Olsen, Mo is retired from professional basketball and is mentoring kids in his home country of Mali.  His first program called Malicats, builds schools for underprivileged kids in West Africa.  Mo is giving back by offering kids a chance to go to school and play basketball in Mali. It was a treat to have Mo visit our meeting on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Recognition
Ronald E. Shoopman, USAF Brig Gen (ret) speaking on Veterans Unite our Nation
On Thursday, November 12th,  The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke recognized Veterans in a special Veterans Day Recognition. Members and guests enjoyed stories and words of wisdom from retired Brigadier General Ronald E. Shoopman.  Shoopman encourage all Veterans to tell their stories. He also thanked The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke for supporting the Veterans and First Responders Memorial, being developed in Oro Valley.
Joe Daniszewski
On November 5th, Joe Daniszewski spoke to our club on the District 5500 efforts for Peace.  In addition to "Peace Poles" and workshops, the district is also promoting Peacebuilder Clubs. Clubs earning a Peacebuilder designation will receive a flag designed for District 5500 by our club's own Barbara Barr. For more information on the Peacebuilder program, check out these resources:
The District 5500 recognition for Peacebuilder Club
Designed for District 5500 by SaddleBrooke Rotarian, Barbara Barr
Presidential Citation
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Continues It's Award Winning Tradition
Past District Governor, Ellie Patterson, visited our last meeting to honor 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.
A Morning of Peace
To register for this FAST PACED and HIGHLY INTERACTIVE program, click HERE or go to
Hidden biases and instincts that shape us
  • Noticing our stories
  • Healing after the election
  • Learn and practice 3 techniques to respond to conflict
  • "Name It to Tame It"
  • Apologies and Forgiveness
To register for this FAST PACED and HIGHLY INTERACTIVE program, click HERE or go to
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Get Set Up With Zoom
Get set up with Zoom so we can stay in touch!
District 5500 has asked us all to stay in touch and meet though Zoom, if needed.  The hardest part is signing up, and that's not too bad! However, if you need help to get this set up, please just let Barbara Barr know!  We'd be happy to even come to your home and help! Here's how you do it!
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An Amazing Story
Werkneh “Werkie” Ourga

Werkneh “Werkie” Ourga, a young man who was born in a small village in Ethiopia where there were no hospitals, electricity, running water, or sanitary conditions.  He developed 10 pound tumors on both hands, and since his family could not take care of him, they took Werkie to an orphanage.  Werkie was elected to get medical help in the USA.  After returning to his native country, he had no place to go and ended up on the streets. But Werkie was one of the lucky ones!

Currently, he is attending Azusa Pacific University majoring in Marketing and he wants to travel the world to help people within the medical field, specifically selling medical devices and prosthetics.
The Blanket Project
Left to Right: Don Terry, Elaine Terry, Julia Young, and Dan Watson
A huge thank you to all our members and their friends who contributed blankets for the clients of Sister Jose's Women's Center.  Thanks to you, car loads of blankets will be distributed to help the homeless keep warm during the winter nights.  Thanks to Don Terry, Elaine Terry, Julia Young, and Dan Watson for delivering all these bundles of joy to Sister Jose's!
Family is Rotary
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It's good to stay in touch. Send information to
Wendy Guyton (520) 404-5712‬
Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke
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!

Barbara Barr is doing physical therapy two times a week and improving as expected.  Please keep her in your prayers as she recovers.
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 A.T. Barr know so he can help you!
A Day Of Peace
Join your fellow Rotarians for a Morning of Peace
Saturday, November 7th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Zoom
World Polio Day
Join your fellow Rotarians at District 5500
Saturday, October 24th
9:00am to 10:30 am on Zoom
Laura Ianello 
Laura Ianello speaking on the 2018 women's golf team's National Championship.
After winning the 2000 NCAA Championship as a player, Arizona alum Laura Ianello led the 2018 women's golf team to a national championship. Ianello was named the head coach on May 26, 2010, after three seasons as the top assistant coach in the program. The 2019-20 season served as her tenth full campaign at the helm of the program.  Our members really enjoyed hearing about the women's golf program at the U of Arizona and the incredible story behind the 2000 NCAA Championship!
Learning about the latest research on Happiness!
At our meeting on October 15th, Ann Hoff presented the latest research on happiness and how to be happy.  When you look at all the data, Rotarians must be some of the happiest, most fulfilled people on Earth!
2020 Survival Guide
An important seminar for all club leadership and future leaders!
The District Governor Visits
Rotary District 5500 Governor, Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was honored to have District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear visit us on October 8th.  Diane spoke about options clubs have during the pandemic. To hear her speech, check out our Facebook page at .
Road to Seacacar
Paul Heesaker first saw Guatemala's Rio Sauce Valley as owner of Area Verde Expeditions and while on an exploratory kayaking expedition in November 1995. Following a career in public education, Paul returned to Guatemala in October 2011 to begin work on a documentary film that highlighted Guatemala's endangered wild rivers. The resulting film, "Rios Guatemala, The Preservation of Wild Rivers," was a selection of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and the Breckenridge Festival of Film.  Paul and his wife Catherine, a school psychologist, are full time residents of Silverthorne, Colorado. 
Attached are the links to both the Trailer and the full documentary.
A Trail to Seacacar (30 minute - accepted into film festivals)
Blessing Bags
What an amazing demonstration of generosity in our “Blessing Bag” project this month!  Our Rotary Club was able to make a difference in 50 people’s lives that are currently struggling with homelessness in our community with Impact of Southern Arizona and Sister Jose Women’s Center.  Thank you all for your contributions of items, donating financially or giving of you’re time!

See more photos of the fun on facebook at .
Dr. Gatta on COVID-19
Dr. Gatta Speaks on "A Physicians Intimate Experience with COVID-19"
It was a 45-minute drive to the Everett Memorial Stadium in Snohomish County. And the entire way, Dr. Prakash Gatta, a general surgeon with MultiCare in Tacoma, recalls thinking that there was no way his COVID-19 test would turn out positive. Sure, he'd had a sore throat, coughing and sneezing, but he didn't have some of the major stereotypical symptoms. No fever. No loss of taste or smell.
"I was thinking, I want to get tested because, hey, there's a one in a million chance I could have this," Gatta says. "I'm certainly not going back to work and infecting my work family." 
But he did test positive.
He'd never had chest pains, but he has now. He'd never had shortness of breath, but he has now. And the symptoms have had this eerie way of lingering.
"A month out, I still have fatigue, sleep is abnormal. I'm more tired. More weight loss, "
Gatta says. "A couple of days ago, on Sunday, all of a sudden I felt chest on fire, chest tenderness, shortness of breath, which I hadn't felt for a while. And then I was better on Tuesday."
But he's survived. He's going to donate his blood plasma to a Mayo Clinic plasma trial, so scientists can study the antibodies.
And he's gone back to work.
Dr. Gatta has been through hell before. He was living in Kuwait when Iraq invaded three decades ago.
"I saw war and gunfire and grenades on the street at the age of 13," Gatta says. He lived as a refugee for months, fleeing back to his native India. But still, he says, this (Covid-19) feels like the closest thing to war he's experienced.
And that struggle, he knows, is just beginning. 

The video of this program will be permanently housed on our Facebook Page at
Blessing Bags
Since our club is going over a 1 year period without a fundraiser, we are getting CrEaTiVe!

We will be assembling the bags on Monday, September 28th. You can help in so many ways!
You can shop, or donate and we'll shop for you!
Program by Matt Rolland at SAACA
Last week's speaker, Matt Rolland, is the Director of Programs at SAACA (Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance) and serves on the Board of the Tucson Folk Festival. He talked about social distancing, Covid-19, and the effect it has had on the cultural arts.  It was well-received.
Past District Governor and Honorary Member, Randy Brooks
It was a joy to have Past District Governor and Honorary Member, Randy Brooks give the program on September 10th.  Randy spoke on Conflict Resolutions and provided very meaningful information on interpersonal relationships in a group dynamic.
Lute Olson - Rotary Hero
Lute Olson receiving Paul Harris Fellow Award from
President Jim Lamb in 2015.

Lute Olson, Honorary Member of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.

For many years, Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson made dreams come true for area children and youth.  Working with The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, Lute Olson helped the club raise money for scholarships and programs for children and youth through the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament. Lute served as a celebrity golfer for a foursome, auctioned himself off at the silent auction, and did all he could to help our club make a difference for local kids. 

In 2015, President Jim Lamb and The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke awarded Lute Olson a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication to area kids.  Later, the club also awarded Lute an Honorary Membership.  However, ill-health and other circumstances kept Lute from receiving his honorary membership.  At the September 3rd, meeting, President Elect Liese Razzeto, awarded Lute his honorary membership posthumously.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke will be forever grateful for Lute for all he did to help us make a difference. Because of Lute, our club was able to do so much more for scholarships and programs for local kids. Thank you, Lute Olson.
Dr. Andrea Moberg 
Doubly trained as both an organizational and counseling psychologist, Dr. Andrea Moberg has spent her life resolving conflicts, evaluating job candidates, teaching people skills, developing leaders, and helping people get along at work and at home. On Thursday, Dr. Moberg spoke on her book, EMERGENCY KIT for FINDING COMMON GROUND. To see the video of her program, click on the link below.  This recording will be available until September 16, 2020.
A Tribute to Lute Olson
Lute Olson accepting the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball Trophy
For the past few days, the life of Lute Olson has dominated both the local and national news. Robert Luther "Lute" Olson was an American basketball coach, who was inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the University of Arizona's men's team for 25 years, and completely turned around he men's basketball program. While most of us know Lute's basketball records, there is much more to this great man that might be some of his best kept secrets.

For many years, Lute Olson worked with the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke to raise money for programs and scholarships for area children and youth. Who can count how many lives were touched or maybe changed because Lute helped raise funds at the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament. For his help with raising money for scholarships and programs for children and youth, The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke awarded Lute a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also an Honorary Member of the club.

Lute Olson touched that lives of so many.  Through his work as both a coach and a fundraiser, Lute made such a difference.  The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is honored to be a part of his legacy. Thank you, Lute.  You helped us make such a difference!
Hanging With "Dr. Bow Tie"
"Dr. Bow Tie" Todd spoke on Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
Members and guests of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were treated to an amazing program by "Dr. Bow Tie" Todd, who spoke to us from Harvard university. The time of the program was moved up because "Dr. Bow Tie" had to leave to address the U.N.  If you missed out on this amazing program, it is available on video.  

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Dr. Todd Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Diversity, Inclusion, and
Innovation Leader in Corporate America at a Fortune 400 company and as
a Global Inclusion Trainer, Strategist, and Consultant with Bowtie
Leadership, Inc. As a consultant, he has worked with several companies
such as Walmart, Google, Facebook, American Airlines, Deloitte, etc., oil
and gas companies, small and large nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. He
graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with two
degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, obtained a
Master of Science from Illinois State University, and Doctorate from
The University of Arkansas. His research area focused on minority
professionals; retention and perception of their supervisor within the
workplace. Currently, he is enrolled at Harvard University, completing
post-doctorate studies as a Harvard Fellow.

Dr. Jenkins is a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary
Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas; he has served as the former Rotaract
Advisor, Interact Sponsor, RYLA presenter, Youth Services Chair, two
terms on Club Board of Directors, and graduated from his District and
Zone Leadership Academy. Dr. Jenkins is currently one of the youngest
Youth Exchange District Chairs in Rotary International. He has had the
honor to speak at various Rotary districts, zones, and international
conventions. Dr. Jenkins continues to serve on various boards locally and
internationally in education, business, and inclusion initiatives.
Today he is known as "Dr. Bowtie Todd"; who has given inspirational talks
and education to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds throughout North
America, Asia, South America, and Europe. Dr. Todd Jenkins is a proud
husband, author, servant leader, and conversationalist who believes in his
philosophy & "bowtie"; it all together, serve and simply be a gift unto the
Rotary e Clubs
Kim Covill explains eClubs
At our meeting on August 20, Kim Covill educated our club on eClubs.  It was fascinating to learn more about this Rotary option.  Many of us have had misconceptions. Kim's eClub consists of people from all around the world.
m & m's
Jason Browne on Making m&m's
(Memorable Membership Experiences)
If you ever get the opportunity to attend a seminar by Jason Browne - DON'T MISS IT!  From someone who used to travel on the speaker circuit, and has spoken at numerous international and national conferences, Jason is one of the BEST.  Without question, this was THE BEST online seminar I have ever attended, this was the best speaker I have heard at anything Rotary, and the information was some of the BEST I have gotten at any meeting.  I'd say Jason is one of the top speakers in the nation. Parts of the seminar will be available on the District 5500 website.  It's worth it for you to watch it!  If you missed m&m's, don't miss the replay!
The Teacher of the Year
Margaret Schofield, of San Manual High School, was honored as the 2020 Teacher of the Year
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke honors Mrs. Margaret Schofield as our 2020 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Schofield came to San Manual as a chemist. During the 7 years she has been with the school district, she has taught science and headed up technology. In addition to her work as a teacher, she's also involved with many school activities, and even runs the scoreboard for the games. Congratulations, Mrs. Schofield!
Music, Art, and Healing
Lauren Robb, curator of the Tucson Medical Center Healing Art Program.
Lauren Walden Rabb, the Healing Art Program Curator at Tucson Medical Center spoke on "Art, Music and Healing" at our next meeting on Thursday, August 13th. She spoke to us on Zoom and presented a beautiful video and PowerPoint on her program. All art and music is donated to the medical center.
Born in the Midwest but raised in South Brunswick, NJ, Lauren Walden Rabb is a former museum curator, gallery owner, art historian and author with two previously published novels: "Walking Through Time" (1998) and "Interview with Mrs. Berlinski" (2005). "The Rise and Fall of the Trevor Whitney Gallery" is a comic novel based on her real life adventures working for Hollis Taggart Galleries in the 1980s. She also served as the curator of the University of Arizona Art Museum.
Membership Is Everyone's Job
Let's Grow Rotary Together
Membership is every Rotarians responsibility
The more Rotarians we have, the more good work we can do!
Join the fun next Saturday, August 22nd for this FREE virtual seminar. Our renowned speaker, Jason Browne will be coming to us from Las Angeles where he is an IT professional, streamer, entrepreneur, and a Rotarian. Jason will address how to attract new members during a pandemic, and how to make virtual meetings more fun. As we take Rotary to places no-one has ever been before, you will find this virtual seminar to be so very important. As an FYI, the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Club already has 4 members signed up, and they rarely have members attend district trainings!  SPACES ARE FILLING UP!  REGISTER AT: https://rotaryd5500,org

Tales from Trivia
The FIRST District 5500 Trivia Competition
Who loves to play Trivia?  Last Friday evening, District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear and hubby Gordon Goodyear hosted the first District Trivia Games. Here's how you get the winner's edge on your Trivia team: be sure Chris Millar is on your team!  Chris is definitely the King of Trivia.  Barbara Barr also played, but it took her until the lightening round to really start scoring!
The Inside Story on the BIGHORN FIRE!
Adam Jarrold, The Bighorn Fire
At our August 6th meeting, we got the inside story on the Bighorn fire from Adam Jarrold  of the Golder Ranch Fire District. Adam is a Captain and currently assigned as the Public Information Officer/Public Educator with the Golder Ranch Fire District. He has been with the District for 17 years, starting as a firefighter/paramedic and worked his way through the ranks until promotion to Captain in 2013. 
We Made The  Front Page!
Ringing In The New Year With Joe Guyton!
Our club made the front page of the SaddleBag Notes! 2020 has been good for our pubic image as we’ve been on the front page twice so far this year! In February we’re the headline article for the front page of the other paper, the SaddleBrooke Progress!
The Rotary/Toastmasters Connection
     Rotary and Toastmasters have announced an alliance.   The Rotary International Learning Center is incorporating a curriculum from Toastmasters with courses intended to help Rotarians become better communicators.
     District 5500 wants to reach out to Toastmasters to help expand awareness of the mission and accomplishments of Rotary.  Understanding each other better will come from Rotarians visiting Toastmaster clubs and by Toastmasters being invited to attend Rotary Club meetings.
     PDG Ellie Patterson and District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear have embarked on a proactive project to make these interchanges happen.
    They have asked District 5500 Rotarian Daniel Stringham, who has experience in Toastmasters and Rotary, to coordinate the interchanges.  He began the project with a presentation about Toastmasters to The Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke.
     If you have an interest in learning more about Toastmasters or to invite Daniel to your club for a presentation, contact him at or cell phone: 520-260-1095.
"Life's Silver Linings"
Marchelle L. Sellers
Spoke on "Life's Silver Linings"

Marchelle L. Sellers is the founder of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of children going through medical treatment nearby. Marchelle served as their Executive Director until 2008, and the house has now served over 16,000 families since opening.  Marchelle and Dan Watson were in the same Rotary Club in Pasadena. Many thanks to Dan Watson for helping us arrange to have Marchelle as a speaker.
Congratulations, Paul Herr
Paul Herr, Paul Harris Fellow
Foundation Chair, Tom Turriff, presented Paul Herr with his first Paul Harris award.  Paul serves as the club's secretary and the foundation's treasurer.  Throughout his time as a member of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, Paul has given of his time very generously.  He's put in a lot of hard work as a member of the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament committee, the COVID-19 Emergency Support Committee, and many more! To all members of the club, Paul has been there to support them and their committees any way he is needed. Because of his dedication and support for all the members of the club, Paul was awarded the 2020 President's Award.
Congratulations, Barbara Barr
Barbara Barr, Paul Harris Fellow
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke honored Barbara Barr with a Paul Harris at the end of her year as president (2019-2020). President Joe Guyton announced the award at the Passing of the Gavel meeting at the end of June.  Foundation chair, Tom Turriff presented the award at the July 23rd meeting.  Since Barbara joined the club, she has worked with Public Relations, writing articles for the papers, making club announcements, keeping up social media, and writing stories for the bulletin and the website. She's also served as the club's secretary, on the board of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Foundation, on the Youth Services Committee, on the Community Services Committee, and the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament.
Baby Argentati
Stephen Argentati with his son, Gryffin.
At our last meeting we were treated to a visit from Gryffin Argentati, son of Stephen and Halie. Gryffin had a successful heart surgery and is now at home.  
The  Toastmaster/Rotary Connection

Daniel Stringham speaks on the Rotary/Toastmasters Connection.
Both Rotary International and Toastmasters International are all about building leaders. So it's only natural that an alliance would develop between the two organizations. If you would like more information on Toastmasters, just contact Bob Christadore.
The Backpack Brigade
Left to right, back row:  Robyn Gearhart, Chris Millar, Julia Young, Neil Deppe, Elaine Terry, and Paul Herr
Left to right, front row: Leslie Hawkins, Barbara Barr, and Liese Razzeto
Members of our club packed backpacks with much needed school supplies for children in our area.  Kiddos heading back to school will have everything they need to start the next school year in style.  Our club does a number of projects to support IMPACT of Southern Arizona, which is a social services organization that assists underserved residents in Oro Valley, Oracle, San Manuel and Mammoth. 
No Grit, No Pearls
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were treated to a trip to Kenya with Liese Razzeto at our July 9th meeting. Liese's daughter, Cassie Robertson, also visited our meeting from Anchorage, AK.  Thank you, Zoom!  Liese will also be sharing the same program at daughter Cassie's Rotary Club.
Community Service Committee

Left to right top row:  Bre Zientarski, Barbara Barr, and Doug May.
Middle row: Paul Herr, Liese Razetto, and Dan Watson.
Bottom row: Joe Guyton, Chris Millar, and Harvey Smith.
Under the leadership of Community Service Chair Bre Zientarski, members of the committee met last week to plan service projects for the year.
2019-2020 Awards
Left to Right:  Liesse Razzeto, Barbara Barr, Paul Herr, Joe Guyton, and Wendy Guyton

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke celebrated the old year and rang in the new year at the Passing the Gavel ceremony on Thursday, June 25th.  Outgoing president, Barbara Barr, praised her Board of Directors and the members for helping to break records as an award winning club. The club also lead the entire Rotary District 5500 in new members.


The members of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors were honored for their service to the club. Members of the Board of Directors included President Elect: Joe Guyton, President Nominee: Liese Razzeto, Past President: Doug May, President of the Foundation: Gary Terrell, Secretary: Paul Herr, Treasurer: Joe Guyton, Youth Services: Sheila Tuhy, Community Service: Joe Dylewski, Membership: Wendy Guyton, International Service: Mark Miller, Family of Rotary: Elaine Terry, and Club Services: Chris Millar. Each member was honored with a Rotary Portfolio.

Members of the club were also surprised and honored for their work for the club. This year’s honorees included Guardian Angel: Wendy Guyton, Fore For Kids Tournament Director Extraordinaire: Gordon Wainwright, Service Above Self: Liese Razzeto, President’s Award: Paul Herr, and Rotarian of the Year: Joe Guyton. The new president, Joe Guyton, and the Club surprised outgoing president, Barbara Barr, with the highest Rotary International award, a Paul Harris Fellow.

2019-2020 Paul Harris Fellows
A Big Thank You to our Paul Harris Fellows
Under the leadership of Tom Turriff, our club had a record setting year for our Paul Harris Fellows.  In the 2019-2020 year, our club honored the following 14 members for their contributions to the Rotary International Foundation:
Updated List Paul Harris Fellow Award Recipients
Craig Stokely   Benefactor
Barbara Barr   First Time Paul Harris Fellow
Patricia Pohnert  First Time Paul Harris Fellow
Bre Zintarkski   First Time Paul Harris Fellow
Mark Phelps   Paul Harris Fellow+1
Doug May   Paul Harris Fellow+2
Elaine Terry   Paul Harris Fellow +2
Leslie Hawkins   Paul Harris Fellow+3
Elaine Terry   Paul Harris Fellow+3
Neil Deppe   Paul Harris Fellow+4
John Ruland   Paul Harris Fellow+4
Bill Demeroutis   Paul Harris Fellow+7
Anonymous  Paul Harris Fellow + 8
The Rotary International Foundation funds world wide programs in all six areas of focus.  We are grateful to all our members who reached in their pockets to support the Rotary Foundation and make a difference.
The Declaration of Independence
Emerson Knowles
On July 2, Emerson Knowles treated the club to an amazing program on The Declaration of Independence, What You Don't Know.  Emerson shared historical information on the period of time and the founding fathers, which really enhanced our understanding of the Declaration of Independence.
Virtual District Governor Installation
·      On Sunday, June 28, at 2:00 pm, was our first ever Virtual District Governor Installation of Diane Ventura-Goodyear.  Our District Governor-Elect and Governor-Nominee, other District Officers, AGs and the Executive AG will be sworn in at this time. 
Featured at the International Convention
Liese Razzeto and Linda Leigh
This photo of our COVID-19 project was featured at the closing ceremonies of the Rotary International Convention.  Members of our club worked with volunteers to provide 7,000 pounds of fresh produce to families in the Copper Corridor.  Liese Razzeto and Dan Watkins represented our club for this community service project.
Celebrating Our Interact Graduates
Last evening (Friday) San Manuel graduated 39 seniors. Thirteen of them are members of Interact. The ceremony was held outside and each graduating student was allowed to bring four guests. A recorded video is on Facebook here:
The two students who spoke were salutatorian Bailee Hill and valedictorian Araceli Curry. Both are in Interact, and both visited our club as Students-of-the-Month. Bailee begins talking at about the eleven-minute point on the video, and Araceli begins about three minutes later. Araceli gave a remarkable speech, The sound quality is not the best, but I think you will like hearing what she had to say. I would have been inspired at any graduation level to have heard it. If you hang in there for some of the presentations of diplomas, you will hear announcements of our Rotary scholarships.
Virtual End Of Convention Party
Join Us!
Friday, June 26th at 5pm
for a post-RI Virtual Convention
Virtual Happy Hour!

Location:  Your favorite chair
Dress Code:  Hawaiian
Cocktail Options:  Paper Umbrella encouraged

for the Zoom credentials

It's Almost New Rotary Year
ShelterBox and COVID 19
Don Jorgensen
It was a real treat to have Don Jorgensen give us the latest update on  ShelterBox during COVID-19.  The ShelterBox program has had many new challenges with the advent of COVID-19.
YouTube Directions on Zoom
YouTube Video Directions to Use Zoom 
Everyone learns differently!  You may be more comfortable reading directions or watching a video.  If you aren't set up on Zoom yet, this video may be helpful.
If you are still having trouble getting set up on Zoom, Rotary Tech Support makes house calls and personal training.  Just contact Barbara to set that up!
Getting To Know Eric Erickson
Eric Erickson
Eric Erickson had a phenomenal career path before going into business for himself working with portfolio diversification.  Members were treated to Eric's biography as well as information about his work with investments.  Eric has been a member of our club for only a little over a year.  Yet he jumped right in and made a difference working with a number of committees.  Eric has been involved on the board of the foundation and works very hard with the Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournaments.  
Getting to Know Barbara Barr
Barbara Barr
At our June 11th meeting, members got better acquainted with member, Barbara Barr.  While Barbara has only been in Arizona for 3 1/2 years, she's been working hard for The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke as a club board member, Public Relations, Secretary, President Elect and President.  She's spent over 40 years in education and training, including elementary education, corporate training, technology training, and wellness training and eduction.
Getting To Know Joe  Dylewski
Getting to know Joe Dylewski
It was so great for members of the club to get better acquainted with our fellow Rotarian, Joe Dylewski.  Joe has been a long time member of our club and has served in many positions as an officer and a director of the club.  He's also been President of our club.  It was so interesting to learn about his military career and starting his own office with Edward Jones.  
Getting to Know Mark Phelps
It was great to get know Mark Phelps better!
At our June 4th meeting, our members got better acquainted with member Mark Phelps.  Mark and his family have been leaders in the Copper Corridor community for generations.  Mark has been a very active member in our club for many years. He's always done so much to support our club and our members.  
If Plan A doesn't work, we still have 26 letters in the alphabet!
And after the 25 letters, we can go to lots of numbers!
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While things are changing minute by minute, here's where we are right now, Sunday, May 17th at 10:30am:

1. Watch for weekly updates in your bulletin. Please watch your email for up-to-date information. Summaries of the latest information will be on the website at
2. We will ZOOM at NOON for our club meetings until further notice. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS!
3. HOA 1 still has no information on when they will be allowing groups to assemble in the clubhouse again. As soon as they know more, they will inform us. At this point they continue to have socially distance golf. They will open up the swimming and lap pools on Friday, May 22nd. On June 1st, they plan to open the Fitness Center.  It sounds like we will be continuing to meet on Zoom for quite a while!
4. The Fore For Kids will be postponed until Monday, September 28th!  Please save the date!
5.  Members of the Board of Directors have been calling all our club members to check on them.  At our board meeting on May 14th, we decided to check with the club members on each board member's list. We would like to check on our club members as each member would like us to follow up with them.  We are happy to taylor our follow up to your needs. We care about our members!
6.  The Community Service Committee has a subcommittee to help us serve those in need in our community. Joe and Wendy Guyton have volunteered to head up this subcommittee.  Stay tuned for more information and to find out how to help!
Know that each and everyone one of our members and Amigos are in our thoughts and prayers! 
Please let us know your needs! We are here to support each other!
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Copper Corridor Produce Delivery Part 2
Left to Right;  Liese Razzeto, Linda Racheal, Leslie Hawkins, Donna Birch, and Marie Speckhart
This was taken at our second Copper Corridor Produce Project. Members of our club donated money to purchase produce, provided trucks and drivers to deliver the produce, and helped organize and distribute produce.  Now that our club has assisted with the produce delivery twice, the program is now self sustaining.
District Governor Elect Visit
District Governor Elect, Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was treated to a visit from District Governor Elect, Diane Ventura-Goodyear, via ZOOM.  Diane gave a Rotary Forecast and talked about the importance of being able to change.
Hangin With Our Rotary Friends
It was fun to gather with our Rotary friends at our meeting on Thursday, May 21st!
In and Out of Africa
Craig and Cheryl Stokely
Craig Stokely treated our club to a video of his adventure on an African safari with Cheryl.  The exceptional photography was set to incredible music selection.  You can see and hear this amazing video at:
The Annual Meeting of the Foundation
Old and New members of the Foundation Board
The Foundation closed out the 2019-2020 year with its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 21st.  Under the leadership of President Gary Terrell, the Foundation supported the club in making a difference. 
Missing Our Friends
Our Zoom at Noon Meeting from Thursday, May 14th.
We all miss getting together weekly for lunch, fellowship, and life long learning through our programs. A lot of us have been enjoying getting together on Zoom, but it 's NOT THE SAME!  On the plus side, at least we are able to get together, and our snowbirds still get to attend the meeting. On the down side, we sure miss our Rotary friends who don't use technology or who cannot attend!  But those who cannot attend, or still in our thoughts and prayers! 
Polio Immunizations in West Africa
Teree Bergman, Polio Plus Chair of District 5500
We were delighted to have Teree Bergman share her program on immunizing children in West Africa at our last meeting.  Teree had prepared a beautiful video on the experience.
We Were On The Telethon!
The Rotary International COVID-19 Telethon
On Saturday, Rotary International hosted an international telethon to raise funds to fight COVID-19 around the world.  The program included club projects from all over the world. Consider for a moment that Rotary is in more countries around the world than the Red Cross!  The "Big West" Zones (Zones 26 and 27) put together a video of projects in our zones. Included was Liese Razeeto's photo at our Cooper Corridor Produce Project. You can see the "Big West" video on our Facebook Page (  The Video is qued up at the beginning of the "Big West" projects at  However, it wants to start at the beginning of the program. Get to the "Big West" video, forward to 29.35.  Please NOTE: This is a huge file and takes a while to load.
Our Scholarship Committee
Many thanks to our amazing Scholarship Committee.  They have been working so hard to evaluate applications for our scholarships and select the top candidates.  Under the leadership of chair Leslie Hawkins, members of the committee include Stephen Argentati, Rudi Faller, Frank Granberg, Wendy Harn, Liese Razzeto, John Ruland, and Wolf Tombe.  Thank you all for helping our club make a difference and touch the lives or our area youth.
Special Community Services Committee
Starting from the top and going left to right:  Paul Herr, Barbara Barr, Joe Guyton, Liese Razzeto, Dan Watson, Harvey Smith, Wendy Guyton, and Doug May.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary International President Mark Maloney challenged all Rotarians to take leadership roles to do all they could to make a difference.  Joe and Wendy Guyton heard that call and approached Barbara Barr about starting a special committee to work with COVID-19 emergencies.  Working with Community Services Committee Chair, Joe Dylewski, a plan was made to make a difference and work was begun.  Joining the Guytons on this quest were Barbara Barr, Paul Herr, Doug May, Liese Razzeto, Harvey Smith, and Dan Watson. Thank you all for your work on this committee.  Thanks for helping our club to really make a difference during these troubled times.
Tom Turriff's Story
Tom Turriff inspired club member at our April 30th Meeting.
On April 30th, members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed getting together for fellowship and a wonderful program by Tom Turriff.  Tom shared his personal story with alcoholism, and how he overcame the disease. Thank you, Tom, for sharing and inspiring our club members.
Copper Corridor Produce Project Part Deaux
The Copper Corridor Produce Project Part 2 is coming May 9th.
The next Copper Corridor Produce Distribution will Saturday, May 9th.  This should be very helpful the day before Mothers' Day, when so many families try to prepare special meals to honor mothers. Last time 7,000 pounds of produce went in 29 minutes, so this time we will get twice as much produce, or 14,000 pounds.  Plans are in the works to deliver in Mammoth, San Manuel, and Oracle.  Many thanks to Joe and Wendy Guyton, who came up with he concept of having a committee to assist with COVID-19 emergencies.  Also many thanks to Doug May, who was so instrumental in helping us develop this program.  Other members of this committee include Barbara Barr, Liese Razzeto, Harvey Smith, and Dan Watson. Donations for the program can be made by check to Paul Herr, by credit card to Joe Guyton, or through our website:
Making A Difference  
Ed Treick speaks on Making a Difference in the Lives of the Disadvantaged
Ed Treick shared stories about the work he has done with the disadvantaged.  So many lives has been changed because of his work.  As this year's Chair of the Vocation Committee, Ed has been laying the ground work for a number of wonderful projects, including a project to work with business owners in our local area. While many of this year's projects were cut short during the COVID-19 Shut Down - just wait until next year!
Club History
Jim Pfeifer gave a wonderful program on the founding of our Rotary club in 1997.
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was treated to the history of our club by founding member, Jim Pfeifer.  Adding to the fun was a visit from Doris Clatanoff, who was the 4th president of the club and the first woman president of the club. Doris is an honorary member who currently resides in Scottsdale.  Members were very eager to hear more about our history.
Thank You Team FFK
Celebrating the Fore For Kids Committee
The 22nd Fore For Kids Annual Golf Tournament might have been postponed, but we celebrated all the hard work that went into the event. Many thanks to Gordon Wainwright, Leslie Fromm, Paul Herr, Eric Erickson, Joe Guyton, Wendy Guyton, Leslie Hawkins, and Liese Razzeto, who have worked to hard on our major fundraiser. Many thanks to the other members who came to celebrate our hard working Fore For Kids team!
We're On You Tube
Our first video is on YouTube!  Check it our at
Celebrate the FFK Team
Monday April 13th is the date we were supposed to hold Fore For Kids!
The Fore For Kids team is way ahead of schedule !!!!!
The team is way over goal on Sponsors !!!!!
They have 128 golfers !!!!!!
The 22nd Fore for Kids was under budget !!!!!
The 22nd Annual Fore For Kids was going to be one of our most profitable fundraisers.
And then we were hit with a pandemic!
Help us recognize and celebrate all our Fore For Kids team members 
who have been working on this for more than a year!
Monday, April 13th
5:00 pm
Dress: casual, BYOB, BYOA (Appetizer)
Members and Amigos will receive an email with ZOOM details.
The COVID-19 Emergency Committee
Members of the COVID-19 Emergency Ad Hoc Committee from Left to Right and Top to Bottom:  Paul Herr, Barbara Barr, Joe Guyton (chair), Liese Razzeto (Go-Fer), Dan Watson (early bird delivery), Harvey Smith, Wendy Guyton (co-chair), and Doug May (Liaison with Oracle organizers).
A very special thank you to this ad hoc committee who worked with community leaders in Oracle to deliver 7,000 pounds of food to those in need in the Cooper Corridor.  With funds from the Diana Madaras Fundraiser and $500 from District 5500, arrangements were made to deliver fresh produce to hundreds of families in need. Many thanks to Dan Watson and Liese Razzeto for some great photos!
The Oracle Community Announcment Sign
Dan Watson meets the parade of trucks who picked up the produce in Marana.
Liese Razzeto and Linda Leigh prepare boxes of produce for families in need.
The produce delivery was supposed to begin at 2:00, but at 12:30 there were more than 100 cars in line. To elevate traffic issues for the mile long line of cars, the delivery started at 1:30 and all 7,000 pounds of produce was gone in 29 minutes. Only half the cars waiting in line received a box of produce. The produce delivery was over before 2:00 when it was supposed to begin.
Artificial Intelligence
Thank you Wolf Tombe for an amazing program on the subject of Artificial Intelligence.  Wolf riveted the club with fascinating information on this subject. Members of the club had excellent questions about the ramifications of Artificial Intelligence!
37 Members Attend 3rd Zoom Meeting
37 Rotarians and Amigos gathered on last Thursdays  ZOOM at NOON, our 3rd Zoom Club Meeting.
We've now had 3 club meetings on Zoom.  Each week our numbers of participants grow!  Many thanks to A.T. Barr who has been teaching members how to Zoom!
Rotary in Russia
Col. Charles T. Heberle III,  the coordinator of Rotary activities between the USA and Russia. 
Members and guests of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were in for a real treat as Col. Charles T. Heberle III,  the coordinator of Rotary activities between the USA and Russia, described Rotary in Russia.  A number of Rotrains from around District 5500 visited the meeting. Many thanks to Doug May for arranging this program.
COVID-19 Emergencies Committee
The COVID-19 Emergencies Task force. From left to right and top to bottom:: Joe Guyton and Barbara Barr, Liese Razzeto and Harvey Smith, and Wendy Guyton and Doug May.  Not pictured: Dan Watson. 
More and more people are going on our ZOOM at NOON each Thursday at noon.  
Hope to see you there this week!

Liesa Razeeto used PowerPoint to share her biography last week!
Since we've been meeting on Zoom, we have had two wonderful biographies.  At our first Zoom meeting, President Elect Joe Guyton gave his biography. At our second meeting, President Nominee Liese Razzeto gave her Biography.  Next week we will have a speaker talk about Rotary in Russia.
Leadership with John Maxwell
Members of the club, and about 15,000 other people, watched the first of 3 episodes of John Maxwell's "Leadership Through Crisis" on Facebook LIVE.
John Maxwell, one of the foremost authors and speakers on leadership, has a FREE summit on Facebook LIVE for the next 3 days.  These are available at 9:00am Arizona time on Sunday, March 22; Monday, March 23. and Tuesday March 24th. Even is you don't consider yourself as a leader, John's messages have some very good advice and understanding for all of us. You will probably find a lot of comfort in his messages. They are available on the Facebook page of John C. Maxwell, which is:

There was so much meat in today's Facebook LIVE that I just watched and listened the first time I saw this on LIVE. Then I streamed the summit again to take notes.  The program is actually over an hour long, but I stopped it so many times to write down notes that it took me a couple of hours to watch it and take notes. I was glad that I already had taken so many of John Maxwell's classes. While there is tons of great information, here's a warning that it will get a little salesy at the very end. After all, John Maxwell is in business to train leaders and make a living. But this happens after the first hour.
I tried to set up a Facebook Watch Party for this video.  However, I could not find any of those controls on this Facebook LIVE. I don't know if they have adjusted their settings, or if I just don't know enough about it.  If you know how to set up a Watch Party, I would appreciate your help! 

Because this is recorded on Facebook LIVE, you must be on Facebook in order to see it. However, it's also continues to be available on John C. Maxwell's Facebook page to watch any time at your convenience. So if you miss the LIVE at 9:00 am, or you want to see the replay, it is available.
ZOOM at NOON Each Thursday at noon until we meet again!
This is NOT our first ZOOM at NOON meeting.  I wish I had been on the ball enough to take a photo of our first Zoom meeting.  But this photo gives you an idea of what a Zoom meeting looks like.  At our first ZOOM at NOON, we had 24 members in attendance.  We also have had 3 committee meetings and a board meeting on Zoom.  So your Rotary club is still hard at work, trying to make our local and global community a better place.

Our club has purchased a Zoom month to month license so all our members can use it to stay in touch, hold committee meetings, and connect at weekly club meetings.  We know that not all our members are comfortable with computers, so we are now set up for you to call into a Zoom meeting on a telephone, if that works better for you.

To get set up on, there are written and video directions on the website and in the bulletin.  Our club also has Rotary tech support that not only comes to your house, but also trains you how to use Zoom.  It's actually very easy to use the program once Zoom is set up on your computer. If you need more help on Zoom, just email Barbara!

A while before a Zoom meeting, you will receive an email with a link to the meeting. If I am doing the meeting, you will also see a reminder 15 minutes before the meeting. If another committee chair or Rotarian is doing a meeting, they may or may not send a reminder 15 minutes before the meeting. Just open your email and click on the link. It's that EZ! Then tell your computer, or other technology, to open Zoom. That's all!

Looking forward to seeing even more people at this week's ZOOM at NOON!
Find Out March 30th
The Whistle Blower
Former Amigo, Craig Stokley, is now a permanent SaddleBrooke Rotary Member.  Craig has stepped up to keep all of our Amigo Members in line.  Barbara Barr awards Craig with a whistle and a Service Above Self pin to aid in his efforts.
Tri-Community Food Bank
Lori Ward spoke to us about changes to the SaddleBrooke Food Drive this year due to the Corona Virus.  Last year, SaddleBrooke donated $21,000 to tbe drive.  This year, only cash donations will be accepted.
Water Sanitation & Hygiene Month
SaddleBrooke Resident, Bruce Hale, spent his career as a Scientist in the Water Industry.  "We won't run out of water in SaddleBrooke if we are thoughtful about how we use it"
Honoring Joe Dylewski
Joe Dylewski receives the Service Above Self Award
It started off as just another Rotary meeting, when all of a sudden, one of our member had a medical issue. Jumping up from the table, Joe assisted the member,  contacted the member's spouse, and drove the member to the ER.  As family was not able to help, Joe stayed with the member for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening while they secured medical assistance. As this was one of the most active trading days on the stock market, you know Joe Dylewski went way beyond the Rotary moto, "Service Above Self".
We saved Joe's Lunch from the previous week!
Since we're a club that tries to have fun, we kiddied Joe that since he missed eating the previous week's lunch, we saved his lunch for him!
Welcome New Member
Left to Right:  Ed Birch, Donna Birch, Barbara Barr, and Wendy Guyton
We were so happy to warmly welcome Donna Birch into our Rotary Family.  With Donna is her husband of almost 50 years, Ed.  As Barbara Barr placed the club's signature pin, the Kokopelli, on Donna, Wendy Guyton performed a beautiful induction.  Wendy wrote a heartwarming induction ceremony to welcome our new members.
The Wisdom of H.J. Punch Howarth
H.J. Punch Howarth
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke enjoyed the wisdom of H.J. Punch Howarth as he shared his tale of "An Unexpected Retirement".
2nd Annual Day of Peace
District 5500 Day of Peace
April 4, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Center
436 S. Williams Blvd. (in the Williams Center)
Tucson, AZ 85711
Registration is on our District website.  Cost is $25.00 which includes registration, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Day of Peace! Rotarians are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, ethnic tensions and lack of access to education.  We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. We will find out more about Rotary’s long-time passion for peace at our second annual Day of Peace and why it’s more important than ever to learn and understand the importance of peace. Inspirational speakers such as our very own Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Mayor Regina Romero and 2-time Peace Fellow, Mark Flanigan, will be featured. We are excited about having our talented Nina Trasoff as the Panel Moderator. We will also have an afternoon interactive program led by Communication Specialists from Tucson’s Center for Community Dialogue as we discuss the Neurobiology of Conflict, how to identify Judgmental Bias, and how our clubs can become Peacebuilder Clubs. Please consider this a personal invitation from fellow Rotarians, Ellie Patterson, your DG, and Joe Daniszewski, District Peace Projects Chair.
“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana
Thank You Tom & Barbara
Barbara and Tom Turriff
Jim Pfeifer, Liese Razzeto, Pepper Pfeifer, Mike Razzeto, Neil Deppe, and Bill Fry.
Barbara Barr, Neil Deppe, Ed Treick, Bill Fry, and John Ruland,
SaddleBrooke Rotary's Socials are always so much fun!  Tom and Barbara Turriff hosted the party on Friday 2-28.  The views from their new home are spectacular and they were the consummate host and hostess.  Friendship and Food were the order of the evening.  
Honoring Ed Treick
Ed Treick and Barbara Barr
Ed Treick was honored for his many years of service to Rotary, both in Wisconsin, and here in SaddleBrooke.  Ed has been active with our Foundation for many years.  Currently Ed chairs the Vocational Committee.  Thanks for al you do to make the world a better place, Ed!
What's Up In Oro Valley
Omar Cruz (The Roadrunners Team), Dave Perry (President & CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce), and Barbara Barr (President of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke)
Our club always loves it when we hear Dave Perry speak about what's going on in Oro Valley.  As President and CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dave knows everything.  We are fortunate to have an amazing city like Oro Valley as our closest large city.  Dave also brought Omar Cruze, of the Tucson Roadrunners, to the meeting.  Omar is arranging for Dusty the Roadrunner to appear at our golf tournament!
115 Years Ago Today
Happy Birthday Rotary International! 
Our Four Founders
115 years ago today, these four became the FIRST ROTARIANS!
Newly Ordainded Members
Wendy Guyton welcomes Craig Stokely and Leise Rizzeto as permanent SaddleBrooke Rotary Club members.
Joe Delewski...Service Above Self
Joe Delewski has been a key member in many areas of our club for years.  Thank you Joe for your long standing support!
VOSH Arizona
Barbara Barr joins speaker, Dr. Dan Twelker.  Dr. Twelker is a past President of VOSH Arizona and the current President of VOSH International.  Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, VOSH, treats almost 150,000 patients at no cost.  
Save The  Date
Save the date for District 5500 Conference 2020!  It would be a good idea to book your reservation soon!
Sister Jose Women's Center
Barbara Barr joins Jean Fedigan, founder of Sister Jose Women's Center in Downtown Tucson.  An Angel among us, Jean helps homeless women with food and rest at her large facility in the heart of the Old Pueblo.  Thank you Jean for your kindness!
Every Rotarian Every Year
Tom Turriff, Rotary International Foundation Chair
Tom Turriff announced some special incentives for contributing to Every Rotarian Every Year.  Remember, these special incentives are only good until the end of the month! 
Rotarian of the Month
Sheila Tuhy, Rotarian of the Month for February
The programs for the month of February are brought to you by Sheila Tuhy.  Sheila's amazing eloquence makes her the perfect Mistress of Ceremonies as she introduces the speakers. And boy, does she have GREAT plans for this month!
Honoring Emerson Knowles
Emerson Knowles and Barbara Barr
Emerson Knowles was honored for his many contributions to the club.  In addition to being a major sponsor for the Fore Fore Kids Fundraiser, he has also been an emcee again and again.  Emerson has taken the leadership in our Veterans Day program and is a regular speaker.
Honoring Elaine Terry
Elaine Terry and Barbara Barr
Elaine Terry was honored as the Rotarian of the Quarter for her work on membership retention.  Elaine spent many hours interviewing our members.  In an anonymous interview, Elaine gathered suggestions and ideas from our members.  The anonymous suggestions and ideas were then presented to the board.
Emerson's Financial Forecast
Emerson's 2020 Financial Forecast
Emerson Knowles treated the club to his Financial Forecast for 2020.  We always look forward to this presentation each year.  It's great to get Emerson's expertise on such an important topic.
Honoring Melissa Hawkin's Farm Bureau
Left to Right:  Bob Chirstodore (2019 Fore For Kids Tournament Director), Barbara Barr (President 2019-2020), Melissa Hawkins (Melissa Hawkins Farm Bureau), Gordon Wainwright (2020 Fore For Kids Tournament Director), and Doug May (President 2018-2019).
Melissa Hawkins was honored for her support for the 2019 Fore For Kids Golf Tournament.  Not only was her agency a sponsor for the fundraiser, but Melissa was also fundamental to the success of the event.  Melissa chaired the silent auction and wine pull.  Her leadership was instrumental to the tournament.
Honoring Sheila Tuhy
Sheila Tuhy and Barbara Barr
Sheila Tuhy was honored with a Service Above Self pin for her work for The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  Sheila jumped right in as a volunteer for projects and hosting club gatherings.  She attended the first session of RLI and has been leading our Youth Services Committee.  Thank you Sheila for helping us make a difference.
The Four Way Test
Barbara Barr and Fred Lowy
Fred Lowy read part of the story of the history of the Four Way Test.  While we didn't have time to devote to the entire story, you can read more at:
Dan Watson on Building a Home in a Day!
Dan Watkins spoke on building a home in a day.
For 13 years, Dan Watson has headed up a Rotary project in Baja California.  His club has been building a home in a day for a deserving family across the border.  Dan shared an amazing video, created by his wife, Kathy.
RLI Graduation
The 2020 Class of the Rotary District 5500's Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).
Left to Right:  Fred Shirley (Sierra Vista), Barbara Barr (The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke) Sheila Chavez (Casa Grande), Ellie Patterson (District Governor), Joe Guyton (RLI Chair), Larry Hampton (Sierra Vista West), and Willis Horak (Casas Adobes).
SaddleBrooke Rotary New Club Members
Wow!  New Member Chairman, Wendy Guyton, welcomes four new Club Members!  L to R  Bill Bell, Susan Bell, Bre Zientarski and Harvey Smith.
New Amigo
Barbara Barr and Joe Guyton welcome new Club Amigo Member, Eric Zientarski, to SaddleBrooke Rotary.
San Manuel Students Of The Month
L to R Savanna Roan, Tamara Cano, Celeste Large, Joe Dylewski.
RYLA Students
Doug May joins Rotary Youth Leadership Association Students.
L to R Doug May, Karyme Young, Araceli Curry, Marialena Molina
Attracting New Members
Wendy Guyton, New Membership Chairman and Barbara Barr, President, introduce a training to help the entire club attract new members.  
Honoring John Ruland
John Ruland and Barbara Barr with John's Service Above Self Award to help him continue training his amazing dog, The Kid.
John Ruland was awarded a Service Above Self Pin for his ongoing work in behalf of the club.  Throughout his years in the club, John has always been on either the Board of Directors for the club or for our foundation.  John steps up to help wherever he is needed, whether it be an office, a board member, a judge in the 4 way speech contest, or help with our huge International Grant in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  We thank you John for all you do!
Tom Turriff on the Rotary International Foundation
Past President and current Rotary International Foundation Chair, Tom Turriff.
Tom Turriff presented some interesting club history on our part of the Rotary International Foundation.  Tom is working on 100% participation for Every Rotarian Every Year and setting up some special programs for Paul Harris recipients.
Doug May on Vietnam
Barbara Barr and Doug May.  Our speakers select a children's book to autograph, then the club donates the book to the bookroom at Kids Closet, where clients select books.
At our last meeting, Doug May spoke on Vietnam.  He included the history of the Vietnam War as well as his experiences.  Club members and guests were even able to see how the area looked from a pilot's point of view during all types of weather and at all times of day and night.
New Amigo
Joe Guyton and Barbara Barr welcome new Club Amigo Diane Demeroutis.  Diane is joined by her husband Bill Demeroutis who is an active Club Member.  Thank You Diane and Bill.  
Mark Miller...Our Resident Tax Expert
Our own Mark Miller spoke on the changes to Tax Codes this year.  Thank you Mark for sharing.  Mark Miller is the owner and CPA at MJM Income Tax Inc in Catalina.
Service Above Self:  Tom Nelson
President Barbara Barr recognizes Tom Nelson who was visiting our club.  Tom is a Past President of the Bisbee Club and our current District 5500 Registrar and Photographer.
Our January 2nd Meeting
It's always so great to spend Thursday lunch with these awesome people!
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
District Governor-Elect: Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The District Governor-Elect, Diane Ventura-Goodyear, spoke to the club about the Arizona fund for vocational education. The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a 503c designed to support dedicated individuals in their pursuit for a better life.  The fund provides scholarships for these individuals to obtain the necessary training and education for a better job.  Last summer we enjoyed working with 3 candidates for the scholarship.  It was a real eyeopener for us as we learned about these candidates and how hard they had worked to get a better life.  Currently the fund is out of money, so we are looking at making a donation from our club.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Joe Guyton explains the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) to the club.
The head of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Joe Guyton, explained the program to members and guests of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.  The club believes so strongly in this program, that it pays registrations for all members who attend.  Almost all of our members have attended and are somewhere in the 3 year process.  Rotary is always changing, so those who have not attended RLI are encouraged to go again. New members are also encouraged to attend.  As of this writing, we have 5 members attending, and we are excited.  But there is still room for more members!  You can register at:
Paul Harris  Awards
Left to Right:  Elaine Terry (Paul Harris + 2), District Governor-Elect Diane Ventura-Goodyear, and Tom Turriff.
Left to Right: John Ruland (Paul Harris + 3), District Governor Elect Diane Ventura Goodyear, and Tom Turriff
Congratulations to Elaine Terry and John Ruland who both received new Paul Harris awards.  Elaine is now + 2 and John is + 3.  District Governor Elect Diane Ventura-Goodyear just happened to be our speaker this week, so she was on hand to assist with the celebration.  Tom Turriff delivered a very meaningful ceremony to celebrate this tremendous event.
Mark Miller Honored
Mark Miller was honored with a Service Above Self Pin
Mark Miller was honored for his work with the club.  Lately Mark has worked with a challenging International Grant.  His understanding of cultures, languages, and his patience have made a difference in helping our club to make a difference.  Our International Project provides clean drinking water in 25 schools in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Our December 12th Meeting
Happiness is spending time with these great people every Thursday!
Leslie Hawkins Honored
Leslie Hawkins and Barbara Barr
At the December 12th meeting, Leslie Hawkins was honored with the "Service Above Self" Pin.  This is Leslie's third Rotary Club.  During her career in hospital administration, Leslie was a member of Rotary Clubs on both the east and west coast. and served as President of one of the clubs.  Leslie planned an amazing Christmas Party with her amazing organizational skills.  She currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors where she serves as the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.  Leslie is also on the Membership Committee.  We appreciate all the work Leslie does in Rotary to help make the world a better place!
Merry Christmas
Wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate Christmas!
Happy Hanukkah
Sending warm wishes to our friends who celebrate Hanukkah!
Adopting  Kids for Christmas
Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke adopted 17 children at IMPACT of Southern Arizona. We are very grateful for those who helped us bring Christmas to 17 area children. Many thanks to our Community Service Chair, Joe Dylewski, who headed up the drive!
The Food Bank Elves
Only a dozen of us were still in town to pack meals for the Food Bank. But our fearless Community Service Chair, Joe Dylewski, figured out a new system, and we packed food for over 150 families in a record 35 minutes. And we had fun doing it! Left to Right in the front: Joe Guyton, Joe Dylewski, Leslie Hawkins, and Eric Erickson. Left to right in the back row: Barbara Barr, Wendy Guyton, Neil Deppe, Jim Fry, Gordon Wainwright, Chris Millar, Paul Herr, and Bill Demeroutis drinking the peanut butter. Only Bill would do that!
Wellcome Wendy Harn!
Our NEWEST member, Wendy Harn, and President Barbara Barr
Wendy Harn is our 8th new member this year.  Wendy is an attorney and partner at Morris Hall PLLC.  Wendy and her husband Steve, a Detective with the Tucson Police, have 3 sons who are ALL Eagle Scouts.  Wendy and her family are very involved in making a difference.
Santa Claus Came to Rotary
Left to Right: Gary Terrell, Liese Razzeto, Bill Demeroutis, Santa, Susan Bell, Bill Bell, and Jim Fry.
Left to Right: Elaine Terry, Leslie Hawkins, Gordon Wainwright, Wendy Harn, and Santa.
Left to Right:  Neil Deppe, Bill "Doc" Pohnert, Joe Dylewski, Santa, Sheila Tuhy, Elaine Wolters, and Dan Watson.
Left to Right:  Wolf Tombe, Ed Treick, Bill Jenson, Frank Granberg, Santa, Tom Turriff, and Chris Millar.
Left to Right:  Joe Guyton, A.T. Barr, Linda Bradner, Santa, John Ruland, Paul Herr, Harvey Smith, and Wendy Guyton.
There are another 8 or 10 members who didn't get get their picture taken with Santa.  We tried to get everyone in the photos!
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Left to Right Heather Freeman Wainwright, Linda Bradner, Elaine Terry, Dorothy Herr, Leslie Hawkins, Liese Razzeto, Christianne Millar, Diane Demeroutis, Kathy Watson, MeriLee Jones, and Barbara Barr.  It seems like the "Happy Song" was the favorite of all the women.

This is the other end of the dance floor, but we still don't have everyone in the photo:  Left to right: Wendy Guyton, Heather Freeman Wainwright, Liz Denbo, Patsy Ticknor, Elaine Terry, Dorothy Herr, Linda Bradner, Leslie Hawkins, and Liese Razzeto.  Many of these women helped us close the club down that night!
Rotary Is Family Christmas Celebration
Left to Right:  Bre and Eric Zientarski, Liz Denbo and Rudi Faller, and Patsy and Brian Ticknor.
Pepper and Jim Pfeifer.                                 Gordon Wainwright and Heather Freman Wainwright
Watch for more photos or our 2019 Christmas Celebration.  Also check out our Facebook Page at
Oh What  A Party
Left to Right: President Barbara Barr, Christmas Party Chair Leslie Hawkins and Family of Rotary Chair Elaine Terry.
These two members made it all happen.  A H.U.G.E. thank you to Leslie Hawkins for an amazing Christmas Party. Also, thanks to Elaine Terry for helping Leslie with this huge project! This was one amazing party and everyone had a great time.  We actually closed down the club because everyone had so much fun!
Super Heroes
Left to Right:  Barbara Barr, Michelle Santorelli, Barbara McClure, and Bob Kielsa of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge
Barbara McClure hosts a talk show for Tucson Business Radio called Non-Profit Super Heroes!  She hosted a remote radio show on Monday, November 25.  This was held at the Golder Ranch Fire District Training Room before we gave out Thanksgiving Meals.
Be a blessing!
Left to Right Back Row:  Gordon Wainwright and Bill Demeroutis.
Left to Right Front Row: Neil Deppe, Linda Bradner, Wendy Guyton, IMPACT Board Member, Barbara Barr and A.T. Barr.
Left To Right: Chris Millar, Don Terry, Elaine Terry, Wendy Harn, Wendy's Office Assistant, Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr and Jim Fry
Left to Right:  Paul Herr, Rudi Faller, and Joe Guyton
Left to Right:  Doug May, Joe Dylewski, Jeff McClure, and Paul Herr
This year our club helped to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 families.  This annual project is a partnership with IMPACT of Southern Arizona, The Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, The Golder Ranch Fire Department and Walmart.
Party With A Purpose
Holiday in the Desert
The MountainView Ballroom was packed as SaddleBrooke and area residents gathered to raise money for charities.  The room was very noisy as everyone had a great time gathering together.  What a party!  To see even more photos of the event, check out our Facebook page:
Holiday In The Desert Sponsors
Our major sponsor, FAIRWINDS DESERT POINT (Krista Kiley-Sweeet)
And all seasons, a new retirement area by the Oro Valley Hospital
Many thanks to our two sponsors FAIRWINDS DESERT POINT and all seasons.  Thanks to their sponsorship, the adult beverages and appetizers were covered, so all proceeds collected go straight to charity.  We are so grateful for their sponsorship!
SaddleBrooke Rotary Welcomes District Govenor, Ellie Patterson and Assistant District Govenor Marc Snow 
1.  Assistant Govenor, Marc Snow welecomes District 5500 District Govenor Ellie Patterson to the stage.
2.  Ellie Patterson awards last year's SaddleBrooke Rotary Club's President, Doug May, with an award for our financial support for End Polio Now.
3.  Ellie Patterson and Barbara Barr Award Liese Razzeto with the "Service Above Self" Award for her Unsurpassed Club Support.
4.  Wendy Guyton, Membership Chair, welcomes new member, Dan Watson, joined by wife Kathy, to the club.  Frank Gramberg, was also inducted to SaddleBrooke Rotary.  He is joined by his wife, Mary.
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November 11
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November 18
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November 19
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November 29
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November 3, 2016
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November 8, 2012
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November 13, 2014
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November 18, 2019
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November 20, 2019
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November 30, 2017
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