In a first of its kind meeting for the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, President Barbara Barr invited other Region 6 District 5500 Rotary clubs to participate in a panel discussion about their signature fundraising projects as well as their service projects, and the things they do that make them unique. Participating on the panel were President Barbara Barr and Tom Simester from the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, Teree Bergman from Dove Mountain Rotary Club, Randy Brooks from the Marana Rotary Club, President John Barnett and Jim Lamb from Oro Valley Rotary Club, and Services Chair Mary Thompson and Treasurer Roger Swett from SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club.
The overarching goal of this meeting was to learn from each other and possibly jointly collaborate across Region 6 Rotary Clubs for the benefit of all. By the end of the meeting, everyone agreed it was a tremendous success. President Barr suggested the Region 6 Clubs may want to consider having this meeting on an annual basis.
Signature project for the clubs included:
Saddlebrooke Rotary Club’s annual golf tournament, which takes place at the Oro Valley Country Club. The event is called “Fore for Kids,” and all monies raised go to youth projects.
Dove Mountain Rotary Club’s signature project is to adopt a nursing home in the community that has a large percentage of patients who are on Medicare and may not have relatives nearby to visit them.
Marana Rotary Club’s signature project consists of making one large International grant and seven smaller grants each year.
Oro Valley Rotary Club’s signature project is the “A Taste of Oro Valley” which is held at Steampump Ranch. With A Taste of Oro Valley, they get the local restaurants to donate the food.
SaddleBrooke Sun Rise Rotary Club’s signature project is supporting the Tri-Community Food Bank.
Members of the community are welcome to visit our meetings. Visitors are welcome to join us for lunch before the program. We generally begin ordering lunches around 11:15 a.m. There are three menu options ranging from $7.50 to $12.50. After a short meeting, our programs usually begin at approximately 12:20 p.m.
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is not only an award-winning organization devoted to making a difference locally and globally, but it is also a club that enjoys coming together for life-long learning. We meet weekly for lunch with friends and have an excellent program of learning. If this sounds like something of interest to you, come visit our friendly club, and learn more about Rotary.
The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to anyone who is retired, living or working in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and all surrounding communities. If this sounds like something of interest to you, come join us for lunch on any Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. For more information, contact Elaine Terry at 520-579-1111.