OUR MISSION:      The purpose of the Rotary Club of Oro Valley is to benefit our local and international communities by working together in trust and friendship.

OUR VISION:         Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — internationally, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Club Information
Rotary Club of Oro Valley meets on Thursday mornings at 7:00 AM and morning buffet starts at 6:45 AM. 
at the Holiday Inn Express located at 11075 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737.
 
You can also join us virtually using our Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 830 3886 8976 Passcode: 85737
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             If you are a visiting Rotarian or someone interested in learning more about our club and our mission, we would love
                                   to have you join us for a meeting!  Contact Linda Stratton or Gerry McReynolds (email below left) for any information you may need.
What is Rotary
Improve people's lives locally and globally, through service
 
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the Service of Others"
Mahatma Ghandi
 
Home Page Stories
PDG Michael Drake, the District 5500 Polio Plus Chair, brought us up to date on the history of polio and of Rotary's involvement in efforts to eradicate this terrible disease worldwide.
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 15 Feb, 2024 click HERE.  For more information about PolioPlus click HERE.
 
Our Club's primary fundraiser on Saturday, 30 March, is fast approaching!  Each club member is asked to sell at least 10 tickets to the event.  If you haven't received your tickets to sell, or if you aren't signed up to help with this all-hands-on-deck project, please contact Dennis immediately!  To see more about the event, see the website at Taste of Oro Valley Life - Home.
Image result for leap dayOn February 29 Amos and Charlene will be hosting a joint social event with the Rotary Clubs of Oro Valley and Dove Mountain. They are planning on starting with appetizers at 5PM and dinner to follow at 6PM. They will make the meat course, with a baked ham and meatballs with mushroom-onion gravy. An opportunity to sign up for appetizers, sides, salads, or deserts is available at Perfect Potluck. Be sure to read the email Amos sent out for details, including how to sign up to bring appetizers, sides, salads, or deserts if you are attending this potluck BYOB event! 
 
Chief Executive Officer of Interfaith Community Services ("ICS") Tom McKinney (center in photo) spoke to the club on 8 February about the organization, accompanied by two other ICS staff, Jorge Ruiz (rightmost in photo) and Renee Lewis (not pictured). The mission of ICS is to "provide pathways leading to more stable and self-sufficient lives".  They do this by providing emergency assistance, self-sufficiency programs, senior services and community health outreach.
 
Our Club President Linda and member Emily also presented them with a check for $4,000 as their share of the proceeds from our BNI Fashion Show collaboration. Deb Kinkel-Suraez (2nd from left in photo) of BNI 6 Figure $uccess was also on hand for the presentation. 
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 8 Feb, 2024 click HERE.  For more information about ICS click HERE.
Monique Perez, Family Education and Literacy Program Director for Make Way for Books, spoke to the club on 18 Jan 2024 about the mission and operation of her organization, which works "to give all children the chance to read and succeed."
 
To view her presentation, click HERE.  To see more about Make Way for Books, click HERE.
Southern Arizona Book Heroes founder, Jennifer Turner-Jones and her Board of Directors, accept a $4,000 donation from Rotary Club of Oro Valley president Linda Stratton and BNI 6Figure $uccess president Tommy Rompel. Proceeds came from the BNI Fashion Fusion fundraising event. 
 
At our 11 Jan 2024 Club Meeting, Grace Stocksdale, Executive Director and Founder, and Lara Iacobucci Paris, Director of Development, of More Than A Bed spoke to us about her organization, whose mission is to provide essential items to foster, kinship and adoptive families for the children in their homes including those in a congregate care setting.  They also asked to thank all the members and them to join them for one of their events:
 
Saturday January 27 time slots 12-12:30, 1-1:30, and 2-2:30 for lunch and a quick tour
Saturday May 25 @Sewailo for their golf tournament
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 11 Jan 2024 click HERE.  For more information on More Than A Bed click HERE
 
After receiving a call from Eva at BNI  to let her know that a wedding party at the Buttes at Reflections left about 30 or 40 poinsettias behind, our intrepid Club President Linda rallied and led the troops (Gary, Emily, Gary's wife Janet and Leo to go pick them up and deliver them to the Mountain View Care Center, just in time to help brighten this local nursing home's New Year!
We had about 17 Club and family members signed up for our participation in the annual Wreaths Across America event, and the Club also sponsored a number of wreaths for laying at the gravesites at the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana on Saturday, 16 December 2023.  "Remember, Honor, Teach.  Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach the next generation the value of freedom. It’s the mission of Wreaths Across America."  Photos by Jim Nook
 Executive Director Brenda Goldsmith and Major Gifts Officer John Fung from the El Rio Health Center Foundation spoke to the club on 14 December about their Foundation, which serves Southern Arizona through it’s steadfast support of El Rio Health Center.  They also talked about the needs for community health services and how El Rio provides those.  Particular focus was on youth mental health needs and services.
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 14 Dec, 2023 click HERE.  For more information on El Rio click HERE
 
At our regular club meeting on Thursday, 30 November our own member, Tim Aalbu, told us about his and his wife's Goober Guys ® and the Four-Way Test program for 2nd graders conducted by the Tucson Sunrise Club. 
To see his presentation, click HERE.
District Governor Don Jorgensen made his official club visit at our regular club meeting on Thursday, 30 Nov. 
To see his presentation, click HERE.
DG Don Jorgensen presents banner to Club President Linda and Club Rotary Foundation Chair Gary for our club being the #1 TRF donor club in the District.
Oro Valley Rotarian and BNI member Emily Erickson runs the raffle at Fashion Fusion Show.  Pictured with 6 Figure $uccess President Tommy Rompel.
All imagesNovember is Foundation Month for Rotary International, and District 5500 Foundation Chair, Kristi Halvorson, spoke to the club on 2 Nov about The Rotary Foundation, including its history, programs (including grants, Peace Fellows and Polio eradication) and funding (including our own club's outstanding support!).
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 2 Nov, 2023 click HERE.  For more information on The Rotary Foundation (or to donate!) click HERE
 
Anthony Young and Jamie Ibrahim of Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc spoke to us on how their organization provides civil legal aid for issues such as eviction, foreclosure, public benefits denial, guardianship of children in your care, Orders of Protection (restraining order) for victims of domestic violence, divorce and child support issues.  
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 26 Oct, 2023 click HERE.  For more information on the Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. click HERE
 
Jennifer Turner-Jones is the founder of Southern Arizona Book Heroes, and spoke to us about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their effects on people later in life.  She also introduced us to her non-profit which provides bags of books and other items to first responders to hand out to children at emergency scenes.   
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 19 Oct, 2023 click HERE.  For more information on the Southern Arizona Book Heroes click HERE.  To view the Amazon wish list for the organization click HERE.
 
 
 
Jeff Wilkins recently became the Town Manager for Oro Valley, and he spoke to us about his philosophy of town management and gave us an update on the status and future of various Oro Valley aspects and projects. 
 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 12 Oct, 2023 click HERE.
 
For more information on the Town of Oro Valley click HERE.
 
 
 
Steve Witthoeft (far right in dark blue Rotary shirt), Edge Board of Directors Vice President and former President of the Rotary Club of Oro Valley, presents an $8,000 check to Edge High School from the 2023 Taste of Oro Valley proceeds.
 
The Rotary Club of Oro Valley has awarded Edge High School $8,000 from the proceeds raised at the Club’s 2023 “Taste of Oro Valley” event last April. With the 2021 high school drop-out rates in Arizona at 23% and 29% in Pima County, Edge fills a critical need in Tucson’s drop-out crisis by helping students overcome the socio-economic, skill-gap, housing insecurity and mental health barriers that prevent them from getting a high school diploma.
http://www.tasteoforovalley.org/
For more info, click HERE!
To get info about becoming a Sponsor or Vendor, click HERE!
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Club Service Director
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Rotary Member Dues
Food Bank Support for Impact
Help Impact's food bank efforts 8 AM each Saturday behind Trader Joe's on Oracle & Magee. Load the truck and take it to the food bank in Catalina. sign up here:
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dave Brown
    February 3
  • Amos Meyers
    February 13
  • John Barnett
    March 3
  • Tom DuPlain
    April 7
  • Wendy Wise
    April 14
  • Stacey Fox
    April 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Jim Prince
    February 21
  • Rianne
    March 12
  • Dave Wise
    March 27
  • Chuck Sweet
    March 31
  • Cathryn Nook
    April 10
Anniversaries:
  • Wendy Wise
    Dave Wise
    March 5
  • Amos Meyers
    Charlene Meyers
    March 7
  • Barbara McClure
    Jeff
    March 27
  • John Barnett
    Mia
    April 14
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Meetings & Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Kathleen Pickrel & Julia Young
Feb 29, 2024 7:00 AM
Terrence Pickrel Heart Fund & Donor Network of Arizona
Terrence Pickrel Heart Fund & Donor Network of Arizona

Terrence Pickrel Heart Fund

  • MISSION... To help heart failure patients receiving care in Arizona who are facing or have received a heart transplant or mechanical circulatory support and need financial assistance and to promote heart health through community outreach
  • VISION... To relieve financial distress caused by heart-related illness and to promote heart-health awareness.

Donor Network of Arizona 

  • We make the most of life through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

 

Barbara McClure, Exec Dir
Mar 07, 2024 7:00 AM
IMPACT of Southern Arizona
Margie Adler & Andrew Fairbanks
Mar 14, 2024 7:00 AM
Oro Valley Community and Economic Development Dept.
Lance Jones
Mar 21, 2024 6:45 AM
TOUR of Pima Community College - 1255 N. Stone Ave Tucson
TOVL Planning
Mar 28, 2024
Last minute planning and discussion of Taste of Oro Valley Life
Meme Aguilar, Exec Dir
Apr 04, 2024 7:00 AM
We Care Tucson
Alicia Fuller
Apr 11, 2024 7:00 AM
Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans
Lisa Hopper, Exec Dir
Apr 18, 2024 7:00 AM
Arizona Heroes Memorial
Past Speakers
Jim Williams
Feb 22, 2024 7:00 AM
"Oro Valley, The First 50 Years"
Club Social - Civic Orchestra Concert
Feb 17, 2024 3:00 PM
Young Artist Competition Winner - Pima Community College West
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