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.
 
Upcoming Events
  • Weekly Meeting
    Girl Scouts Resource Center
    Aug 28, 2018
    12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
  • THIRSTY THURSDAY
    BJ's Brewery
    Sep 04, 2018
    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Weekly Meeting
    Girl Scouts Resource Center
    Sep 11, 2018
    12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
  • Weekly Meeting
    Girl Scouts Resource Center
    Sep 25, 2018
    12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
  • Weekly Meeting
    Girl Scouts Resource Center
    Oct 09, 2018
    12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
 
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
Immediate Past President
Vice President
Social Media
Programs
Membership
Service Projects
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 
JOIN US

THIRSTY THURSDAY

 
BJ's BREWHOUSE
5811 E Broadway Blvd
September 4, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Informal meeting
Food & Drink on your own
 
2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS
 
Girls Scouts of
Southern Arizona
4300 E Broadway Blvd
12:10pm - 1:10pm
Middle Building
Entrance & Parking in rear
Bring Your Own Lunch
 
3rd TUESDAYS
NO MEETING
Service Project Week
 
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