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SaddleBrooke

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
SaddleBrooke Country Club
64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85739
United States
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 June 2015 was a busy month for Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke.  First our own Jim Lamb will transition from our 2014-2015 President to the Assistant District Governor of Region 6.Among Jim’s biggest wins as our President are his stabilization of membership; strengthening member involvement in community projects; and improved club camaraderie.   We wish Mr. Lamb an equally productive year as Assistant District Governor. 
 

 
 
 
Jim Lamb presents Rotarian of the Year award to Linda Turbyfill
 

 
 
Neil Deppe with speaker Bob Milkey from Oro Valley
Police Citizen Volunteer Assistants Program
 
 
. "Bob" was Saddlebrooke Rotary's Volunteer of the Year in 2014. He outlined the roles Volunteers play in augmenting the police department. Volunteers are essential to handle non-police tasks freeing law enforcement officers to handle higher priority issues. For example, manage traffic after a fatality to limit to need for "on the scene" officers to the investigators.   A volunteer force requires police oversight. Where a police force is stretched too thin - Tucson - the forces' ability to manage volunteers is non-existent.
 

 
 
 
Saddlebrooke Rotary Foundation Board Members Recognized
L to R Ed Triek, Bob Allen,  Emerson Knowles, Doug May, Steve McNeil
 
 

 
 
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



 
 

 
 
JoAnn Turnbull - President & CEO of Handi-Dogs presented ​"Power of Pets" ​
on 5/14. Handi-Dogs specializes in training personal dogs into service dogs
to aid with elderly and handicapped. We ​also ​learned about Guide Dogs for
the Blind and companion pets, neither of which are part of the Handi-Dog
charter. Suffice it to say, the entire landscape of pets as service or companions
is as varied as there are owners. 

 
 

 
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.