Cooking Up a Storm

The new commercial stove and recently remodeled kitchen of the Oracle Community Center. Left to right: Rotarian Bill Demeroutis (also on the board of directors for the Oracle Community Center), Steve Chavez (president of the board of directors for the Oracle Community Center), and Liese Razzeto (president of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke)

Barbara Barr

The Community Center of Oracle has amazing outreach to the people of the Oracle community. However, they have been struggling with an old stove and aging kitchen. The stove was so old that it was a challenge to get parts, and the kitchen had seen better days. Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was looking for opportunities to serve local area communities. The Rotary Club was so impressed with the operation of the Oracle Community Center, they purchased a new stove and updated the kitchen for the community organization.

But this is just the beginning of the story. As the Rotary Club and the Community Center got to know one another, they found an excellent working relationship. It has been so much fun for the Rotarians to participate and help with community events in Oracle. Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke were actively involved in the festivities of the Oracle Fourth of July celebration. In October, the Rotary Club assisted with the National Night Out, which provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

This is just one of several local philanthropies the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke supports. In addition to making a difference both locally and globally, the Rotarians love to get together to socialize and to learn. Rotary International is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Rotary is in more countries than the Red Cross.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is not only an award-winning organization devoted to making a difference locally and globally, it is also a club that enjoys coming together for lunch and lifelong learning. We currently meet weekly at the Ranch House at SaddleBrooke Ranch and on Zoom. Plus, we enjoy getting together for social events and service projects. We have fun making a difference.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to anyone who is living or working in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, Oracle, Catalina, Oro Valley, and all surrounding communities. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected].