WELCOME TO THE PANTANO ROTARY CLUB OF TUCSON

                           

We are truly a flexible and innovative rotary club. Our membership and dues enables our members to serve and attend meetings when it fits their schedule. We put 'KIDS FIRST' in our service projects both locally and internationally.
 
Our Next Event
Shoebox Project
Our annual Shoebox Project is under way. On January 8th, we will be distributing shoeboxes to very needy children in Nogales, Sonora. We are always in need of more shoeboxes because we never have enough for all the children who anxiously await these gifts. for most, it's the only gifts they will receive this holiday season. 
Your gift of holiday wrapped shoeboxes, clothing, blankets, jackets or items we can pack in shoeboxes and
certainly cash to purchase food stores for families is needed. The Pantano Rotary Club thanks you for your
generous donation. Pickup is available. ALL ITEMS DUE BY DEC. 6, 2016.
For additional information on how you can participate CLICK HERE
 
 
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING

Rotary International & Pantano Rotary Club, our Club, is making a difference where we live!!! FIRST - the SCHAEFER family were all inducted as new members to Pantano Rotary Club: Amy Holley, Diana Schaefer & Ted Schaefer (transfer). Welcome & thank you! SECOND new organization Pantano Rotary Club is partnering with - awesome! 

Sunnyside Unified School District's Los Ranchitos Opportunity Center Program & Services. We will be helping High School students who need us the most! More to come!

It's always great when we have Sahuaro High School's Student of the month! Devin DaFoe received his plaque today! It was so inspiring to have his father, Mr. DaFoe at the meeting, too! Congratulations, Devin! Here's to your future!
SHELTERBOX AND ROTARY CLUBS TAKE ACTION FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing more than 240 people and trapping an unknown number beneath rubble. Tremors were felt as far away as Rome, 100 km (65 miles) southwest of the quake's epicenter.

International disaster relief agency and Rotary International project partner ShelterBox is sending a response team from its headquarters in the United Kingdom to the remote mountainous area of Italy where the destruction is most severe. The response team will arrive Friday, 26 August, to assess the area's needs.

 

Photos of the Pantano Rotary Club

We have lots of photos of our club meetings, mixers, service projects and fundraisers.
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Director
Director
 
JOIN US
FIRST TUESDAYS
TRIDENT GRILL II
2900 N Swan Road
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Informal meeting
Food & Drink on your own
 
2ND - 4TH TUESDAYS
SHERATON HOTEL
5151 E Grant Road
12:10pm - 1:10pm
Meeting center (North end)
Optional meal is $17
 
Rotary News from Around the World
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of December auctions.
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...