January Rotary Club

Sunrise Rotary at the Tucson Marathon

Rotary members (left to right): Garrett Ressing, Maggie de Block, Roger Lindeken, Ron Lenz, Charlie See, Roger Swett, Joyce Wainscott

Frank Shipton

Members of the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary attended this year’s Tucson Marathon. Not only did the members man one of the water stations along the route, they also participated in the marathon.

Thinking about giving back? Do it while having fun. Become a member of our Rotary or find out how you can assist this service-based club. For information, contact Frank Shipton at 805-279-2966.

Happy New Year!

Frank Shipton

Happy New Year from all the members of the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club. Join with us in 2023 serving others in need. For information, contact Frank Shipton at 805-279-2966.

Remembering Our Vets

Representatives from all Rotary clubs in Region 6 participated in Wreaths Across America. The Rotary Clubs in this Northwest Tucson region include SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Sunrise, Dove Mountain, Marana, and Oro Valley. The clubs donated funds for the wreaths and participated in the ceremonies. Barbara Barr (center) of SaddleBrooke is the assistant governor for Region 6.

Barbara Barr

Members from all the Rotary clubs in Northwest Tucson gathered at the Marana Veterans Cemetery to participate in Wreaths Across America on Dec. 17. This included members from the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke and the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Sunrise, as well as the Rotary Clubs of Marana, Dove Mountain, and Oro Valley.

The clubs are all in Region 6, with Assistant Governor Barbara Barr. The joint event was organized by Gordon Wainwright, president of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke. Linda Howard, also of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, inspired the project and helped set up a lunch gathering for participants after the laying of the wreaths.

During the ceremonies, special mention was made about the Northwest Rotary clubs. These Northwest Rotary clubs were significant contributors to the purchase of wreaths for the Marana Cemetery. When Wreaths Across America was 50 wreaths short for the Marana location, these clubs stepped up again so that every grave could have a wreath. Members represented each club at the Dec. 17 ceremonies. Following the laying of the wreaths, the group met at Dove Mountain Brewery for lunch and fellowship.

To tell you a little more about the Rotary story, Rotary is the world’s first service organization. Today, Rotary has grown to be the world’s largest volunteer organization. Rotarians can be found in more countries than the Red Cross, Starbucks, or even McDonald’s.

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 Brewery and Grill at SaddleBrooke Ranch. 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].