Meeting Information

Welcome to SaddleBrooke Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
SaddleBrooke 1 Country Club
64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.
Agave Lounge
Tucson, AZ  85739
United States
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Week of May 23rd
May 22, 2016

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Upcoming Speakers
May 26, 2016
Larry Field
Jun 02, 2016
Gary Jenkins
Secrect Service Stories
Jun 09, 2016
Van Elrod
Shriner Hospitals
Jun 16, 2016
Jim Turner
History of Tucson
Jun 23, 2016
Charlie Serino
Department of Public Safety Truck Enforcement
Jun 30, 2016
Joe Dylewski
Pass the Gavel
Scholarship Application
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Beverly Porras
    May 2
  • Linda Turbyfill
    May 5
  • Steve McNeil
    May 6
  • Robert Christadore
    May 19
  • Mike Penner
    May 27
  • Ed Treick
    Barb Treick
    May 3
  • Jim Pfeifer
    May 24
  • Mark Phelps
    May 31
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
International Services
Immediate past President
Public Relations
SaddleBrooke Club Foundation
Sgt. at Arms
Vice President
Rotary Foundation
Youth Services
SaddleBrooke Rotary Club
Guest Speakers and Rotary News
This is a Testimonial to Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Member-Emerson Knowles.  On March 31st Emerson and fellow Team RWB member, Kristin Trapp spoke to our club about their involvement in bringing our young Veterans of War home and keeping them healthy.  Kristin is retired from the Air Force and works as an Occupational Therapist.   The Veteran's Administration estimates over 400,000 Vets are not being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, resulting in 22 suicides a day.  The VA is not equipped to handle the problem alone.  Team RWB is taking up the slack with People, Health & Purpose.  RWB has over 960 members in Tucson alone.  Thank you to Team RWB and it's dedicated volunteers for your commitment to our returning War Vets. 

Current Board Members of Saddlebrooke Rotary Club  Left to Right/Back to Front
Dan Marsh, Jim Lamb, Joe Jones, Bill Pohnert, Joe Dylewski, Joe Guyton, Neil Deppe, Steve McNeil, Tom Simester, John Ruland, Joe McGowan, Linda Turbyfill, Julia Young.

Officer F. Cook from Oro Valley Police Speaks About Red Flags for on-line Fraud

The purpose of the Fore For Kids Fundraiser is raising money that is then contributed to youth organizations in Pinal & Pima Counties. As it is for most of us, when we have money to spend [contribute] it burns a hole in one's pocket. The SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Foundation is no different. On April 21st, less than two weeks after the fundraiser, the Club Foundation hosted an award ceremony during our weekly meeting. The recipients were:
Little Hoovers Big Hearts represented by Amy Armour and Terry Mockbee - Gary Terrell presenting.
Connections in Learning | Mountain Vista School represented by Principal Nanette Soule', Dennis Blauser presenting
Math Plus Project | Coronado School represented by Robert Springer, Joe Jones presenting

Teens Sew Cool | represented by Linda Shannon-Hills, Bill Pohnert presenting

Joe Jones with Four Way Test Speech Contest Winners from Coronado K-8  A special thanks to Joy Ochoa for helping to coordinate this.  Winners include Lauren Baptista, Maya Horner, Jonathon Shirazi and Skyler Kauffman

Volunteers from Sycamore Canyon Academy were much appreciated!
FFK Keynote Speaker, Lute Olsen receives Paul Harris award from Jim Lamb
A big thanks to Major Sponsor Oracle Ford
As always, a big thanks to Rotary Club Member, Emerson Knowles, of Merrill Lynch for his continued support as our Principal Sponsor
Jim Lamb hands out Goodie Bags to all Golfers.  A special thanks to George Corrigan for creating the bags
A Lunch Meeting for Golfer and their Families
A Happy Color Coordinated Foursome

Neil Deppe presents Border Patrol Agent, Vicente Paco, with a comemerative plaque after his presentation to Sadlebrooke Rotary Lunch Club

Saddlebrooke Rotary supports Saddlebrooke Food Drive


Ed Treik presents Sycamore Canyon Representatives with a donation for student laptops

Saddlebrooke Rotary thank Oro Valley Hospital for their presentation of their services and a delicious lunch

Chris Evans from HSL Properties' Encantada Line spoke about downsizing with Luxury Apartments.

Activities Fair L to R  Neil Deppe, Jim Lamb, Joe Delewski, Doug May

Sponsor, Julia Young and Membership Chairman, Joe McGowan welcome new member George Corrigan

Come join us!

Saddlebrooke Rotary Club Veteran’s Lunch
Two Wars…Two Clubs…One Veteran’s Day Celebration
    On November 12th, the Saddlebrooke Rotary Clubs celebrated their 4th annual Veteran’s Day Gala at Saddlebrooke One Vista’s Dining Room.   A big thanks to Emerson Knowles for his hard work arranging this historic appreciation lunch and presentation.  Both the Saddlebrooke Rotary Club and the Saddlebrooke Sunrise Rotary Club joined together to host the event.  Close to ninety guests made up of Rotary members, Veterans from both WW11 and the Korean Wars, were in attendence.
     Shervic Prouse from Team RWB (Red White & Blue) and 22- year Navy Officer, spoke about her Grandfather who fought in WW11 alongside US Troops.  This remarkable man was part of the underground that hid soldiers that fought to liberate The Philippines.  Shervic was overcome with emotion thanking the Veterans that honored us with their presence at our lunch.  She was in tears when she showed appreciation to them for keeping her family safe.  In fact, Shervic’s daughter enlisted in the armed forces the week of Veteran’s Day.  Let us never forget the men and women who fought to keep us liberated and safe.
Honor Guard
Saddlebrooke Sunrise Rotary Club President, Doug Sweetland joins Rotary Club of 
Saddlebrooke President, Joe Dylewski, to welcome guests and introduce speakers
Rotary Veteran's Day Presenter, Emerson Knowles

Joe Dylewski and Neil Deppe present multi award winning,
 U of A Softball Coach, Mike Candrea, with a plaque after he addressed our club with
and inspsirational message:  "Men need to win to feel good about
themselves.  Women need to feel good about themselves to win."

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.