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
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Treasurer
Secretary
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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
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...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
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...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...