Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Welcomes Five New Members

Joe Guyton

There are certainly signs that folks are leaving their COVID cocoons and once again looking for ways to reach out to socialize and to give back to their communities. During the past two weeks, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke inducted five new members. We are so fortunate to have so many experienced Rotarians move into our community.

On June 23, three members were inducted, all of whom are residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch. Judy Miller is a retired realtor from Medford, Ore. She is a 15-year Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. Wanda Bailey is a four-year Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. She enjoys the fellowship of Rotary and looks forward to serving those in need in our community. Roger Bailey is a retired psychologist with nine years of Rotary experience in San Diego and Ft. Collins. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

On July 1, two new members were inducted, Dan Green and Monica Oszust. Both Dan and Monica are residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch. Dan Green is a 25-year Rotarian having served as president of the Forest Grove Daybreak Club. A member of the Paul Harris Society, Dan hopes to continue his commitment to service and looks forward to the fellowship offered by membership in Rotary. Monica Oszust is a past president of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. She has eight years of Rotary experience and is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

We could not have a more experienced and committed group of new members. What a blessing it is in Rotary to live in a community where so many new residents bring such an amount of business, life, and volunteer experience with them.

Rotary International is the world’s largest volunteer organization and is located in more countries than the Red Cross. Rotary members meet regularly for interesting programs and networking, and gather in friendship to help with projects which make a difference locally, regionally, and globally. We also have social gatherings in the homes of our members.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to people who work or reside in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, Oracle, Catalina, Oro Valley, and the surrounding area. We are currently meeting in the boardroom of the Ranch House at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Each Thursday at 11:15 a.m., we gather for a delicious meal, fellowship, and an interesting program. If this sounds of interest to you, we’d love to have you visit our club and get to know our friendly members. If you would like more information, or you would like to visit our Rotary Club, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected].

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Passes the Gavel

Joe Guyton, Liese Razzeto, and Barbara Barr

At a fantastic dinner and dance banquet held at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Clubhouse, Liese Razzeto was inducted as the new president for Rotary year 2021-22. At the annual Passing of the Gavel, the outgoing president, Joe Guyton, was joined by Rotary District 5500 District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear and Assistant District Governor Marc Snow to present Liese with her induction badge and Rotary pin.

Liese has been a Rotarian for over 30 years. She transferred to The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke in July 2019 from the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She served as that club’s president in 2003-04 and also served as an assistant district governor for Rotary District 5080 in 2005.

Liese said that Rotary has been the most “unexpected passion” of her adult life. She values the opportunity to work beside other dedicated members in her community to change the lives of others by living the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

Liese retired as a SVP and regional president for Wells Fargo Bank in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She served as chairman of the board and trustee for the Kootenai Hospital District. She also served on local and regional boards, including the American Banking Association and Idaho Bankers Association.

Liese and her husband, Mike, reside at SaddleBrooke Ranch. She enjoys golf, cycling, and hiking. She is the mother of four and is expecting two grandchildren at the end of this year.

President Guyton also presented annual awards for excellence and for service. SaddleBrooke Rotary Club Foundation President Gary Terrell was presented a Service Above Self recognition plaque for his three years of service as foundation president. The 2020-21 President’s Award was presented to Fore for Kids Golf Tournament Chairman Gordon Wainwright for his “Service Above Self.” The Rotarian of the Year Award was presented to Bre Zientarski. Bre was instrumental in identifying, organizing, and implementing the club’s outstanding community service program during this very challenging COVID period.

Immediately following the program and induction, members and guests were entertained by Chuck Moses with dance music covering a broad range of musical years. Past President Barbara Barr led the dancers in the Cupid Shuffle. A great time was had by all!

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. This summer we meet weekly at the boardroom 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 Ranch, SaddleBrooke, Oracle, Catalina, Oro Valley, and all surrounding communities. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected].