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
Tucson Rotary Clubs
Happy Hour
Mingle, network and learn more about Rotary! Light appetizers will be served with a no host bar. Invite significant others, friends of your club, prospective members and let's have a fun evening together!
This event is open to the public. Click Here to register!
 
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING
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.

 
 
This month our member spotlight was on Tom Tatro. Tom has been a member of Pantano Rotary since 2002 and served as President twice. He is currently our Sargent at Arms. Tom comes from a large family with 9 brothers and sisters. He is an avid runner and has run many races to support some of his favorite causes including Alzheimers and Lymphoma Leukemia.  
Tom owns his own State Farm Insurance agency located on North Swan. 
 
 

 
 

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
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
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 September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.