Welcome to Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
SaddleBrooke 1 Country Club
64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.
Agave Lounge Saddlebrooke 1 Clubhouse
Tucson, AZ  85739
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Dec 03, 2015
Mike Candras
U of A Softball Coach
Dec 10, 2015
Mark Miller
Tax Update
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 24, 2015
Dec 31, 2015
Apr 08, 2016
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jim Pfeifer
    November 11
  • Neil Deppe
    November 14
  • Ed Treick
    November 18
  • Pepe Estrella
    November 25
  • George Eckardt
    November 29
  • Mark Phelps
    November 29
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Nancy Jane Selinsky
    November 1
  • Sandy Simester
    November 12
  • Carolyn Meyers
    November 20
  • Randolph Long
    Carol Long
    November 5
  • George Eckardt
    November 10
Join Date:
  • Mark Miller
    November 9, 2012
    3 years
  • Dan Marsh
    November 13, 2014
    1 year
  • Julia Young
    November 13, 2014
    1 year
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers and Rotary News
Adopt a Road in Tucson.  A great Saturday morning turn out with Project Director Linda Turbyfill

What is Neil Deppe doing?  He is making sure Magic Mike (Michael Deschalit) is all hooked up in his straight jacket.  Little does he know that minutes later Magic Mike is able to escape.  This was only one of Magic Mikes many amazing tricks.

Party hosts Joe and Wendy Guyton
A great time was had by all!

A fun visit to KVOA News... Sitting L To R Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Members:  Ed Treick, Joe Dylewski, Joe McGowan.  Standing L to R:  Pepe Estrella, Tom Simester, Bill Pohnert, John Ruland and Neil Deppe.  Who says we don't have fun field trips at Saddlebrooke Rotary????

  Saddlebrooke  Rotary Club President, Joe Dylewski is a Rock Star with Coronado School Students!  He will need to practice up on his autograph for future visits.

New Member Mike Penner with Membership Chair and Sponsor-Joe McGowan

Joyce Johnson our angel of a Piano Player continues to entertain us before our meetings.  Thank You Joyce!

Van Elrod from our fellow charitable organization, Shriner's Hospital with Neil Deppe.  Shriner's was founded in 1870 and has grown to 195 temples and 22 hospital nationwide.

Thanks to speaker Butch Farabee for informing us about the underwater diving system affiliated with the National Park System.  What started out as mainly body recovery, Archeology has been added.  There are over 70 parks in AZ with underwater diving opportunities.  

        Mark Flint, Arizona National Scenic Trail Curator, showed us the beautiful trails all of us have at our disposal.  He encouraged us to take advantage of this.

       Vicki Cox, past president of National Realtor's Association spoke to us about the History of Golder Ranch.

     Melanie Hunter, morning traffic anchor for KVOA with Neil Deppe. Melanie talked to us about her daily routine at KVOA and invited our club to tour the station.  The tour is set for October 1st and all are welcome.  RSVP to Neil Deppe is requested.

Rotary Foundation President, Tom Simester, and President, Joe Dylewski, present Linda Turbyfill with her Paul Harris Fellow Certificate and Pin.  Thank you Linda for you dedication to our Club.  We could not do it without you.

Emily Jorgenson 2014/2015 Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke Sponored Exchange Student Spoke to the club about her year long adventures in France.  Emily was a senior in high school during her experience and enters the U of A as an incoming freshman this year.  We are proud to have her back.

Saddlebrooke Rotary Club July 2015 Highlights
     Rumor has it that things slow down in Tucson for the summer.  Not true for Saddlebrooke Rotary.  Joe Dylewski 

was inducted as our new President on June 25th and took over his duties immediately.  Joe lives in Oro Valley and has been a member of our club since 2011.  Also, Joe is currently a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Oro Valley.  Joe moved to Oro Valley after retiring from the United States Air Force in 2007 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Moreover, Joe has volunteered his time at Ironwood Ridge High School.  In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of Impact of Southern, AZ and a coach in Coronado Little League. We are honored to have Joe as our President for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

     Some of our guests in July included, Linda Burkett Owner of Camp Bow Wow in Catalina.  Serving owners and their pets while on vacation or at work, Premier Doggy Day Care and Overnight Camp are available locally.
Second, Carol Poole, Editor of Saddlebag Notes was on hand to talk to us about the scope of the publication. We appreciate Carol for getting the word out about our charities, helping to raise money and increase membership. (See pictures below)
      In addition, we welcomed new member, Fred Lowy, to Saddlebrooke Rotary Club.  Fred comes to us as the former President of Rotary Club in Camas Washington.  (See pictures below)
     Finally, an update on our water purification project in Nogales, Mexico:  We continue to work with Nogales Rotary AC to purify drinking water in the Nogales Public School System.  Rogelio Horcasitas and Cuauhtemoc Sitaitate made the trip from Mexico to talk about the progress we are making with the grant from Rotary International, Coca Cola Sponsorship and Engineers without Borders assistance. We are well on our way to making this happen in the next couple of years.  We have already installed several purification systems in Nogales, but we still need money for filters and additional systems.  The cost for each fountain is approximately $1,950.  Some of the schools without purified water have almost 2000 students.  We are able to spearhead this effort with help from our valued partners.  The handling of the donated funds for the water purification process is completely transparent and will be overseen by Rotary. (See pictures below)
     To see how you can help with this and other projects, we invite you to join us for a complimentary lunch and presentation on Thursdays at 11:30 in the Agave Lounge in the Saddlebrooke One Clubhouse.  Please RSVP to Joe McGowan at 520-825-4478 or
New Member from Camas, Washington
                 Fred Lowy
Joe Delewski presents Speaker, Carol Poole, with                                                                                           
an appreciation plaque.  Carol is the Editor                                                                                                    
of Saddlebag Notes  
Thanks to John Ruland, who heads the
Nogales Water Purification Project

Saddlebrooke Rotary is honored to help kids in greater Nogales to drink clean water in schools by installing purified drinking fountains.  Pictures below tell a small part of the story.
One of the Kindergartens that received clean water
John Ruland with our first purified drinking fountain installed in Nogales
Recently installed system by Dr. Bill
Pohnert of Saddlebrooke Rotary
Another recipient of clean water for school children

Neighborhood of school with one of the newest installations


On May 7th the Rotary Lunch Club welcomed representatives from the following Charities to receive checks from Fore for Kids Charity Golf Tournament.  We were proud to present grants to the following:
  • Sycamore Canyon Academy
  • Coronado K-8 Positive Behavior Program
  • Connections Learning Center (Oracle School District)
  • Math Plus (Amphitheater School District)
  • Little Hooves and Big Hearts
  • Two scholarships for individual college students
The remainder of the money raised from this year’s tournament was invested for scholarship proceeds available next year and many years to come.   Again, a big thanks to our sponsors and hard working Rotary members for making our 2015 benefit a huge success.  Photos will follow.


Officers & Directors