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Apr 30, 2015
JIM COOK
WESTERN NATIONAL PARKS ASSN
May 07, 2015
JIM LAMB
CLUB ASSEMBLY-FFK GRANTS PRESENTATION
May 14, 2015
May 21, 2015
KAREN HAUCA
GOLDER RANCH FIRE DEPARTMENT
 
 
 
 

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SaddleBrooke

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We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
SaddleBrooke Country Club
64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85739
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Guest Speakers and Rotary News

Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke's March 19th meeting was highlighted by two very special happenings.
 
Our foreign exchange student, Kei, visited us, and she was accompanied by her parents who visited from Japan and also one of her host couples
 
 
The scheduled event for this meeting was the competition among Oracle school students in the 4-Way Test speech contest. 
All four speakers were excellent and received certificates and cash prizes for their efforts. 
 
certificates and cash prizes for their efforts. 
 

 
 
Dr. Robert Strom, Professor Emeritus from the University of Arizona, spoke to us on March 12th about the Apollo flights to the moon.  He shared many interesting insights from his experiences and photo collection, and passed around a "moon rock" for all to see. 
 

 
 
On Friday, April 10th, Saddlebrooke Rotary Club will again host its annual fundraising golf event, "Fore for Kids.'"  Since its inception, this event has raised over $250,000 for at risk and needy children in our local area.  The venue for this year's event wil again be Mountainview CC.  The $100 entry fee entitles each golfer to morning coffee, lunch, an 18 hole round, prizes and participation in a silent auction.  For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact Rotarian Dan Marsh, Danazona22@gmail.com,  520-825-4057.
 
 
 

 
 
On March 5th, our speaker was Lieutenant Colonel, John Devine, U.S. Army, retired.   Colonel Devine discussed military swords, and showed us a number of examples.  He also explained how Japanese Samurai and other fighting swords have evolved over the centuries.
 
 

 
 
Steve McNeil recently received holiday greetings, on behalf of our Club, from RYE student Kai.
 
Kai is now with her second host family as a part of the planned rotation, and she just loves them.  Together they are doing many fun things.  Kai reports that her semester exams were a bit difficult because of the language difference from Japanese to English, but we have a feeling that she did just fine.  One notable difference from the curriculum in her native schools and Ironwood Ridge is that here we provide a lot of opportunities for musical and performance expressions.  She is making the best of that, performing on the piano every chance she gets.
 
Kai wishes all her friends at Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke the best, and is very grateful for her RYE opportunity.
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JJ's team made significant inroads on sponsorships and marketing with Royal Buick/Cadillac, Oracle Ford and Golf Cars of Arizona.
 
Julia Young captured owner Paul Weitman and and the silver tongued devil Neil Deppe on film that will be the basis of PSA showing the Cadillac they are providing for one of the hole-in-one for the April FFK tournament.
 
Similarly Julie is preparing a PSA announcing Mark Phelps and Oracle Ford support for another of the hole-in-ones.  Mark is  providing one of their exciting new Cobra golf carts from the the Carol Shelby Cobra line they picked up this year.  If you are lucky you just might see Mark driving one around next week.
 
And, once again Golf Carts of AZ will be providing one of their carts -- Julia is also preparing a PSA on their participation
 
Julia will be placing these PSA's in both the Notes and the Progress. She is also meeting with the Advertising Manager of the Notes on Monday to provide copy of the first of a couple of paid advertisements inviting interested residents seeking the fellowship and the opportunity to give back in their retirement to attend one of our upcoming meetings.  
 
Behind the scenes, Tim Morsani is spending several hours a day tutoring Neil on advance computer skills.
 

 
 
After being “dark” for several weeks over the Holidays, Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke    
held its first luncheon meeting on January 8th.  In addition to the usual fun and frivolity,
we had an excellent speaker in the person of John McElroy, PhD.   Doctor McElroy is
a retired U of A professor, and he spoke to us on the Bill of Rights.  There were many
interesting bits of information; perhaps the one that I found most fascinating was the
fact that the Bill of Rights was created to mollify the new state of Rhode Island. 
Rhode Islanders were reticent to accept the US Constitution, until the additional rights
added in the first ten amendments were attached.
 

 
 
 
 
 
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