Rotary: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Barbara Barr

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, especially if you have to sleep outside in this weather as well as in the upcoming winter months. Members of The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke collected single bed-sized blankets to donate to the clients of Sister Jose’s Women’s Center. The club collected an SUV full of blankets to deliver to the center.

This is just one of many local and global projects from our Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke also delivers books to pre-school and elementary students in Oracle, San Manuel, and Mammoth. In addition, we pack food for the Tri-Community Food Bank, clean up an area road, and provide clean drinking water for 24,000 students in Nogales and Sonora, Mexico. Our Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament funds scholarships for area students as well as a number of local programs for children and youth. One of our favorite projects is helping IMPACT hand out Thanksgiving dinners to area clients. This is just the beginning of a long list of service projects our members do to make a difference near and far. But the best part of all these projects is the time we spend together with friends as we plan and implement these good works.

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 life-long learning. Normally we meet weekly over lunch on Thursdays at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. Currently, we meet weekly in a hybrid meeting style. Some of our members gather for lunch at the Roadrunner Grill before the meeting. Then we all meet on Zoom where we “Zoom at Noon” each Thursday from our homes and the Agave Lounge at SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. We also enjoy getting together for social events and service projects. We have fun making a difference. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or by email at [email protected]