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
Welcome our newest club member, Maria Cain-Prince, inducted in an inspiring ceremony at the 24 Aug Club meeting.  Maria has much past experience with the Boy Scouts and is very excited to join us!
Our Club Secretary and Membership Chair, Gerry McReynolds presented his bio. 
To view the slideshow from his presentation on 24 Aug, 2023 click HERE.
Club Member Emily Erickson also presented her bio, and her slideshow can be viewed HERE.
Our Club Service Director, Jane Shurtleff presented her bio and a proposal for a new club community service project, providing writing mentoring for students.  
To view the slideshow from her presentation on 17 Aug, 2023 click HERE.
Instead of a regular club meeting on Thursday,  21 Sep., we will be meeting at the EDGE High School (Northwest Campus) at 231 W Giaconda Way # 113, Tucson, at 7:00 AM for a tour of the school and staying until 8:00. Principal Rob will meet us at the front entrance of the building for the tour. There will also be an opportunity for OV Club members to stay and go to a live class if they want. Classes start at 7:55 AM. 

Here is the link to the school's location maps:
The Greater Purpose Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization: Our mission is to inspire people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover their Greater Purpose of serving their local and global communities. We are achieving this mission through our Youth Heroes Program and as a positive news outlet!  Join our cause: The world needs your SUPERPOWERS! 
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 3 Aug, 2023 click HERE.
For more information on The Greater Purpose Project click HERE.
  RC of Oro Valley Superheroes ASSEMBLE!
Gayle Petrillo, MBA, has coached individuals, and consulted with large and small companies for more than 25 years. She has held leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. First Impressions ensures individuals, small companies and large organizations present their best first impression. We help our clients gain confidence to land their dream job, be successful entrepreneurs, and assist corporations in attracting and retaining customers and employees focusing on team building and customer service training.
To view the slideshow from the presentation on 20 Jul, 2023 click HERE.
For more information on First Impressions click HERE.

The PCAE-Edge Program’s mission is to provide an alternative to traditional education for youth who have dropped out of the public school system or are at risk of doing so, and are seeking educational services along with counseling support in order to complete their secondary education.

To view the slideshow from the presentation on 22 Jun, 2023 click HERE.  

For more information on EDGE High School click HERE.

Oracle Piano Society delivers piano and other musical programs of exceptional quality to the eclectic, high-desert town of Oracle, Arizona.

We create transformative cultural opportunities for the community through innovative performances and dynamic educational events.

To view the slideshow from the presentation on 15 Jun, 2023 click HERE.  
For more information on the Oracle Piano Society click HERE.
Youth On Their Own LogoSupporting the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness
To view the Youth On Their Own slideshow from the presentation on 8 Jun, 2023 click HERE.  
For more information on Youth On Thir Own click HERE.
SARSEF's Mission:  We create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering.
To view the SARSEF Intro slideshow from the presentation on 1 Jun, 2023 click HERE.  
To view the SARSEF Race Against the Sun slideshow from the presentation on 1 Jun, 2023 click HERE
For more information on SARSEF click HERE.
To view the slideshow from The Modern Girl Scouts presentation on 11 May, 2023 click HERE.  For more information on Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona click HERE.
To view the slideshow from Scholarships A-Z presentation on 20 April, 2023 click HEREFor more information on Scholarships A-Z click HERE.
To get a video update on our International Service Projects in the Village of El Jute, Guatemala, led by Rick Chimblo, our Club's International Service Chair, click HERE.
Thanks to the generosity of our Club, the $800.00 that we donated completely renovated the school kindergarten for the children of El Jute.  Amazing what can be done for this amount of money.
Sonoran Science Academy (SSA) is a free, public charter K-12 school with a small-school atmosphere in Tucson, and is focused on STEM education- science technology, engineering and math- and college prep, with instruction on writing and the arts, and opportunities for healthy physical activity. Our Club has supported SSA through several of our Community Service Projects, including providing playground equipment, school supplies, and even a flagpole.  On September 15, 2022, the Club visited the SSA campus to meet with the staff and see some of the results of our support.
On Saturday,  13 August,  members of the Business Network International (BNI) and family members joined the Rotary Club of Oro Valley's weekly effort to combat hunger in our community by loading hundreds of pounds of food graciously donated by the local Trader Joe's into a truck and then unloading and storing it at the IMPACT of Southern Arizona's Catalina location. 
Click HERE for info!
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Club Service Director
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Service Chair
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:
  • Markus Egli
    October 8
  • Linda Balzer
    October 9
  • Wendy Sweet
    October 13
  • Rick Chimblo
    October 23
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Anne Breen
    September 15
  • Janet
    October 8
  • Missy Branham
    November 11
  • Stacy McReynolds
    November 13
  • Gerry McReynolds
    Stacy McReynolds
    November 18
Rotary Member Donations
To make a contribution, press the appropriate button below
Rotary Member Dues
Grace Hearing Center
Grace Hearing Center is a nonprofit hearing center providing hearing healthcare to low-income adults and under-served children in Tuscon.  Our goal to for no one to be prevented from the fullness of life due to hearing loss. Click on logo below to learn more
September 2023
Upcoming Events
Meetings & Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Gerry Bolkcom - Home Care Assistance
Sep 28, 2023 7:00 AM
Home Care Assistance provides older adults in Tucson with quality care at home.
Home Care Assistance provides older adults in Tucson with quality care at home.

Gerry is the community outreach specialist with Home Care Assistance Tucson. She creates new partnerships with referral sources as well as strengthening her existing relationships in the health care community. 

Gerry brings a wealth of marketing experience to Home Care Assistance. Having the pleasure of working in the health care and senior living arenas in Tucson over the last 13 years, relationship-building has been her mission.

Club Assembly
Oct 05, 2023 7:00 AM
Discuss important club business.
Luke Smith, Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona
Oct 19, 2023 7:00 AM
Providing nutritious meals for people who need them
Jamie Ibrahim, Deputy Director
Oct 26, 2023 7:00 AM
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Dave Perry
Nov 09, 2023 7:00 AM
Explorer Reporter/ex-OV Chamber of Commerce
Dennis Breen
Nov 16, 2023 7:00 AM
Taste of Oro Valley 2024
Don Jorgensen, Rotary District 5500 Governor
Nov 30, 2023 7:00 AM
Official District Governor Visit - Dialogue with the 2023-24 DG and learn more about our District!
Past Speakers
Edge High School Field Trip
Sep 21, 2023 7:00 AM
We will be meeting at their Northwest campus at 231 W Giaconda Way # 113, Tucson.
Leo Lawrenson, Alliance for Smiles Team Member
Sep 14, 2023 7:00 AM
Report on latest Alliance for Smiles cleft palate/lip surgical mission to Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Corporate Members