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
Nothing scheduled
 
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING
Our Sahuaro High School Interact kids worked hard this year making sure they did one community project a month as well as participating in our Shoebox project. Finding out the school could not present the "Distinguished Service Citations" at the Awards ceremony or Graduation. Ted and I bought pizza and we had an Awards - Pizza Party,Thursday May 4. Their teacher Dan Wells and I gave out the awards to the Senior Interact Students. Their new board of officers for next year was there also. We wish the outgoing seniors well on their new life adventures, (hoping that Rotary is part of that in the future)!
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, March 4, our club had the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity's "A Brush with Kindness."  Our club members painted the exterior of a room that just had the siding replaced due to water damage.  We also installed gutters on the patio and around the newly painted room to prevent further water damage.  It was a very worthwhile project and we were glad to help out this homeowner.  
Our speaker today was Chuck from Junior Achievement This  was and excellent presentation and we all learned so much about Junior Achievement and how important they are to our schools.  JA had changed so much from years ago and expanded their reach into the schools. 
 
One of our favorite things we do here at Pantano Rotary is to honor a Student of the Month.  This month we are pleased to give the Student of the Month award to Michael Rumsey, and engineering student from Sahuaro High School. Here's what his teacher, Ben Davis. 
 
 Michael is a senior in my 2nd year engineering class. He has already completed the Engineering 102 HS class for University of Arizona credit during last school year. This year, he is extending his engineering knowledge in my 2ndyear engineering class where he has tackled every challenge given. He is participating in Sahuaro’s first ever robotics team and is a leader in coding our robot for Vex Startstruck competition using RobotC programming language. He is participating in Sahuaro’s first Racing the Sun Solar Go-Kart competition where he is in charge of the electrical schematics. He has become proficient in Solidworks and using our 3D printer. He would like to major in electrical or optical engineering at the University of Arizona. He has become a valuable resource for other students in the class.
(Pictures L - R, Sid Rumsey - Father, Michael Rumsey, Anne McKechnie - President)

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!

 

Photos of the Pantano Rotary Club

We have lots of photos of our club meetings, mixers, service projects and fundraisers.
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
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
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...