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Please join us tonight at McMahon's Steak House from 5-7 pm for our Club's 1st Tuesday Mixer of 2015! We have special guests at our Mixer and one of our Club's biggest events...
Pantano Rotary Club, Friends of Pantano Rotary Club, Schools, Churches, Business People and more have made this year's Shoebox Project a success! This week, Wednesday-Sunday, 1/7-1/11, a group of us will be going down to Nogales, Sonora to make sure all is in place for the distribution of all shoeboxes with food bags and blankets. A special thank you to our Canadian friends who help this project immensely - Rotary Club of Kitchener, Mississauga West Rotary Club & Guelph South Rotary Club. We have from Canada this year: Cheryl Ewing, Martin & Diane Jones, Bernie & Diana Varcoe, Frank Oudesluys, John Smyk and Jack Smith. A big thanks to each of you! Thanks to all who make this event special and for the lives it impacts! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT ON DISTRIBUTION DAY, Sunday, January 11th take off time at 6:15 am, Please contact us at LKlase@StewartAZ.com, text or call Lauren at 520.310.1587!
Pantano Rotary Club member Ardys Lurtsema and her husband Dave worked at a rest stop for bike riders during El Tour de Tucson this past Saturday, 11/22/14. Ardys said It was a great experience. Click the link below for some shots of Rotarians from Evanston. RI sent about 12 reps to ride. Ardys also had the opportunity to talk with a Rotarian from Florida who flew up to participate. In addition they had a mariachi group singing the whole time and of course it was beautiful sunny day in Tucson.
Here's your chance to see RI President Gary Huang at RYLA in January. Here's the letter and details from RYLA chair Keith Boyd.
This year at RYLA we are going to have the unbelievable privilege of having Gary Huang the current Rotary International President attend and speak at our Districts workshop. He will be joining us for breakfast on Saturday 1-17-2015. Breakfast will start at 7:30AM and end at 8:45AM.
Pantano Club member Ardys sharing the details about the 17th Annual Tri-Nation Rotary Shoebox Project. We are in need of shoeboxes, small toys, hats, mittens/gloves, socks, clothing, toothpaste/brushes, school supplies.
Pantano Rotary has just completed our 15th Anniversary of our Tri-Nation Shoebox Project. This year a celebration was held after the distribution with fellow Rotarians from Canada and Mexico honoring the founders of the project in Pantano Rotary – Sandy Goodsite, Ardys Lurtsema, and Father John Smith.
Pantano Rotary Club participated in assembling over 100 prosthetic hands, which will be distributed to people in need around the world, at no cost.
At the July 22nd meeting, Pantano Rotary Club received the Presidential Citation with Distinction, presented by PDG Nancy Cassel. The Sahuaro Interact Club also received the Presidential Citation. Good work!
Thank you to Club Members Ardys Lurtsema and Linda Rumack for submitting beautiful pictures of the Tucson area, for the 2015 Lucky Lottery Calendar. At the Pantano Club Assembly today, club members voted for the 12 best pictures.
Our speaker on Tuesday was Enid Whittaker. She told us how and why we hurt and then showed us how she can get rid of the pain. If you want more information go to:
The Pantano Rotary Club is very excited to have supported the Evermor Foundation this past year. Although we don't expect anything in return, we do love to hear from these organizations. Here's a letter we received recently from Evermor in appreciation of the gift we provided for them.
Join your fellow Rotarians, friends, family and guests at the Pantano Rotary Silver Anniversary Celebration.
Remember wonderful moments and reflect on all of the great achievements of our Club's first 25 years, and look ahead to the next 25 years and beyond!
On a cool January morning members of 4 Tucson Rotary clubs gathered to spruce up the 6th Street Gym. Pantano, Rincon, Old Pueblo and the Sunset club arrived at 8:00am and began transforming the drab beige walls to bright, clean, white walls. In just over 2.5 hours our mission was complete. Ed Torrejon was elated and very grateful for a job well done. Click here to see the pictures.
The Fountain Youth Ministries, a nonprofit tax-exempt organization was
established in 1999 to help at-risk youth. Over the years they have fed
homeless teens, ministered to families in need and have worked with all
the problems associated with at-risk youth.
In 2009 they were blessed to open the 6th Street Gym. They are using the gym as a safe environment where kids come to learn the discipline of sports, while at the same time learning some of life’s lessons through the celebrated moments that sports provide. To find out more about the 6th Street Gym visit their website at: http://www.6thstreetgym.com/