Parent Aid

Sean McClintock, Fatherhood Facilitator at Parent Aid, talked to the club on 11 April 2024 about his organization's efforts to fulfill its mission of “Preventing child abuse by strengthening families and our community” and its vision that “All children are raised in homes, knowing they are loved, cherished and cared for, by caregivers who can rely on and contribute to a community that appreciates and supports them”.
 
Sean presented a very enthusiastic and heartfelt summary of all the programs that Parent Aid uses with an aim to prevent child abuse. That goal involves proactively working to break the cycle of abuse. He is a single parent of an eight-year-old daughter and first became involved through participation in a weekly dad’s group.  Some examples of the programs Parent Aid offers are:
  • Safe Care – working weekly in the home with parents on parenting skills. Helping parents deal with the frustration of not knowing what to do. This program works with families who have children aged 18 months to 5 years.
  • Active Parenting – Sharing ways to be an effective parent. It is a group class on foundational parenting skills.  
  • Co-parenting classes, such as Pax Tools, to help parents with shared custody deal with this new and often awkward form of parenting.
  • A weekly dad’s group – Most dad’s experience has not prepared them for being a single dad. Dad’s need support as well as skills. The need for support is reflected in the statistic that single dads are eight times more likely to commit suicide than single mom’s.
  • Boot Camp for New Dad’s – How do you handle your new experience? What do you need to have with you and how do you deal with a diaper “blowout” in Target? 
  • Dad Share and Mom Share – How do your experiences being raised affect how you parent and try to handle and deal with parenting. How to be involved in your child’s life, such as, doctor’s visits and other health care, school activities, extra-curricular activities?
-Story and photos by Amos Meyers
 
To view Parent Aid's presentation. click HERE, and to visit their website, click HERE.
 
<- President-Elect Leo presents the Parent Aid honorarium check to Sean
 
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We're FAMOUS!

At least within District 5500!  We're not only featured on the cover of the first D5500 Rotary in Action Quarterly, we were given THREE whole pages inside to show off some of our various service projects!  What an active, impactful club, and we truly do "Create Hope in the World" (and our community)!  Click on the cover page image or the publication name above to view it. 
-Story by Leo Lawrenson
We're FAMOUS! Leo Lawrenson 2024-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Microcredit Project

On Friday, 4 April, I was invited and privileged to go to Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico with PDG Abe Feder of the Microcredit Project and the D5495 Tempe South Rotary Club and its 501(c)(3) Foundation, a nine-year-old Rotary Global Grant service project with FinReg, a Mexican company that makes small loans to lower income level individuals who own basically sole-proprietor, entrepreneurial companies.  The loans they have been making for over 12 years to over 25,000 entrepreneurs are focused on productive projects, serving the entire community, including those who live in rural areas, minority groups and ethnic groups.  

We travelled on Friday via a very comfortable Tufesa bus service motorcoach arriving about 4 hours from Tucson, checked into our clean but small hotel and then had a wonderful dinner at the home of Terri Ruiz Mendoza, Past President of the Club Rotario Hermosillo Milenio, which is the principal local partner Rotary Club for the Microcredit Project. Abe, Terri and members of FinReg and Rotario Milenio made presentations on the Project, including an excellent reason for microcredits video, Immigration, Poverty and Gumballs (short version), and slideshow, The Faces of MicrocreditWe learned that the Microcredit Project, although initially funded by three Rotary Global Grants in 2014, 2015, and 2016 totaling about $277,000 as an international project between the (then) three Arizona Rotary Districts and the Club Rotario Hermosillo Pitic in Mexico, is now a self-sustaining project with the repayments of the microcredit loans used to fund and administer over $4,000,000 in loans over the nine years- it truly is a never-ending story!
 
Microcredit Project Leo Lawrenson 2024-04-08 07:00:00Z 0

OV Economic Development & Tourism

Margie Adler (left), Economic Development Specialist and Andrew Fairbanks (right), Tourism Strategies Coordinator, both with the Town of Oro Valley, spoke to the club on Thursday, 14 March 2024 about the economic vitality of Oro Valley including its support of businesses, new businesses in our town for 2023-24, the 50th anniversary of Oro Valley, tourism in our community including the tax revenue benefits, and "voluntourism"- a combination of volunteering and tourism.
 
One of Margie’s tasks, along with a goal of the town of Oro Valley is to build relationships with businesses in town. Among those businesses are primary employers, businesses whose products or services bring money from outside of the community into our town’s economy. Also, retail and other consumer facing businesses whose activities keep money circulating within the community. Add to that, start-ups and innovative companies, some who are “in home” style start-ups. Some of these are already up and running, but others need support and education for aspiring and new entrepreneurs. 
 
The economic plan calls for the mayor and Margie (the economic specialist) to call on 250 of the town’s businesses per year. Last year 271 of those visits were made. The town works closely with the chamber of commerce. Through their combined effort they conduct an annual business summit, with workshops on conditions and factors currently affecting our business community.  
 
Chooseorovalley.com is a site to help attract and supply information to businesses looking to relocate or add new business sites here in Oro Valley.
    
Finally, Margie shared about the Business Navigator on the town’s website. It lists every business in Oro Vally unless the business request to not be listed. Want to see a list of all the restaurants in Oro Valley go to the navigator. If you go to the presentation slides, there is a list of all the new businesses in Oro Valley in 2023. Did you know, an ALDI grocery store is coming to a location near Home Depot?
 
If the name Andrew Fairbanks sounds familiar, he has been a great help being the facilitator between the town and the club in planning this year’s club Taste event.  His primary responsibility is to attract tourists and events to Oro Valley, and help local businesses host those individuals and groups. This will also help bring “outside” dollars into the town’s economy.  
 
Our town has many factors that will attract visitors, hiking trails, historical sites, biking pathways, sporting venues, natural environment, proximity to other locales, to list a few factors. Recently Andrew was able to attract the Tucson Bike Classic to Oro Valley. It is hoped that similar steps can be taken to continue to be attractive to event planners.
 
The town partners with Arizona Tourism to promote visitors to the state and the town works in parallel to promote our town as a place to visit and stay while visiting attractions here and as a base to visit locations within a day’s travel. We have many factors that four of the main groups of tourist desire. Those groups are self-care seekers (those who already have a relatively healthy lifestyle and are seeking to enhance and expand upon their current well-being practices), families. luxury travelers, and outdoor adventurers.  
 
Another current trend is the opportunity for “voluntourism”, individuals and groups who want to help support the local communities of the destinations where they're visiting or meeting. Maybe there is an opportunity for a Rotary project contained in that experience. Did you know, the Blueberry Society of America just held their national meeting here in Oro Valley?  -Story by Amos Meyers
    
To view their presentation, click HERE.  To view the Town of Oro Valley website, click HERE
OV Economic Development &amp; Tourism Leo Lawrenson 2024-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

IMPACT of Southern AZ

Our own member Barbara McClure, Executive Director of IMPACT of Southern Arizona (center left), spoke to our club on 7 Mar 2024 about the work of IMPACT, and along with Tina Bommarito (left) of IMPACT, received a check for $4,000 from the Oro Valley Rotary Foundation and the BNI 6FigureSuccess Fashion Fundraiser from Rotarians Emily Erickson (center right) and Club President Linda Stratton (right).  IMPACT's mission is "To empower Southern Arizonans with the resources required to pursue a stabilized and enhanced quality of life." 
 
Barbara spoke of the many ways that IMPACT is involved in the lives of area people and families to help them become more self-sufficient.
  • The number of people and families being served has doubled since the beginning of COVID.
  • Clients in over 50 different area zip codes are being served. In addition to clients from Pima county support is being given to families in the “Copper Corridor” north to Mammoth, in Pinal county.
  • In addition to the USDA once monthly emergency small supply of staples, Impact provides many other staples and nutritious foodstuffs. Also, clothing and necessities, books and small toys, are provided by our interact club for children who visit Impact.
Barbara shared the story of a mother who was able to provide a missed birthday party to her two teenaged boys when she found a birthday cake available at the Impact food bank, to which Barbara was able to add two remote controlled vehicles from a supply of donated items and resulting in a great day for a deserving family.  Story by Amos Meyers

Our Canyon del Oro Interact Club collected toys and games for IMPACT, which were given to Barbara after the meeting. 
 
To view IMPACT's website, click HERE
IMPACT of Southern AZ Leo Lawrenson 2024-03-07 07:00:00Z 0

2024 Taste of Oro Valley LIFE

 
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.  Please bring any ticket sales you have to Stacey ASAP so we can get an idea of our ticket sales!  If you haven't received your tickets to sell, need more tickets, or if you aren't signed up to help with this all-hands-on-deck project, please contact Dennis or Stacey immediately!  To see more about the event, see the website at Taste of Oro Valley Life - Home.  
 
The Club Meeting on 21 March will be dedicated to discussion about this critical club fundraising event, so please plan to attend!
 
To see a map of the venue, click HERE.
2024 Taste of Oro Valley LIFE Leo Lawrenson 2024-02-09 07:00:00Z 0

Leap Day Joint Social with RC of Dove Mountain 

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! 
 
Leap Day Joint Social with RC of Dove Mountain Leo Lawrenson 2024-02-09 07:00:00Z 0

Interfaith Community Services

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.
Interfaith Community Services Leo J. Lawrenson 2024-02-08 07:00:00Z 0

Southern Arizona Book Heroes Check Presentation

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. 
Southern Arizona Book Heroes Check Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2024-01-18 07:00:00Z 0

Make Way for Books

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.
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More Than a Bed

 
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
 
More Than a Bed Leo J. Lawrenson 2024-01-13 07:00:00Z 0

El Rio Foundation 

 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
 
El Rio Foundation Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

Wreaths Across America 2023

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
Wreaths Across America 2023 Leo Lawrenson 2023-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

DG Visit

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 Visit Leo Lawrenson 2023-12-01 07:00:00Z 0

Goober Guys 4-Way Test

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.
Goober Guys 4-Way Test Leo Lawrenson 2023-12-01 07:00:00Z 0

#1 Per Capita Club

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.
#1 Per Capita Club Leo Lawrenson 2023-12-01 07:00:00Z 0

Emily Erickson

Oro Valley Rotarian and BNI member Emily Erickson runs the raffle at Fashion Fusion Show.  Pictured with 6 Figure $uccess President Tommy Rompel.
Emily Erickson Leo Lawrenson 2023-11-17 07:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation 20231102

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
 
The Rotary Foundation 20231102 Leo Lawrenson 2023-10-19 07:00:00Z 0 Foundation,PolioPlus,Rotary Foundation,TRF

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

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
 
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-10-19 07:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Turner-Jones

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.
 
 
 
Jennifer Turner-Jones Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
International Committee Report 2023-10-05 07:00:00Z 0

EDGE HS Donation

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.
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BNI Fashion Show 2023-09-28 07:00:00Z 0

Club Meeting EDGE High School Field Trip

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:
 
Club Meeting EDGE High School Field Trip Leo Lawrenson 2023-09-21 07:00:00Z 0

Gerry McReynolds & Emily Erickson Bios

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.
Gerry McReynolds &amp; Emily Erickson Bios Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-08-24 07:00:00Z 0

New Member Induction

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!
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Jane Shurtleff Bio & Mentoring Project

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.
Jane Shurtleff Bio &amp; Mentoring Project Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-08-17 07:00:00Z 0

Jeff Wilkins - Town of Oro Valley

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.
 
 
 
Jeff Wilkins - Town of Oro Valley Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

Lauren Burgoyne Hollick - The Greater Purpose Project

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!
Lauren Burgoyne Hollick - The Greater Purpose Project Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

Gayle Petrillo First Impressions

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.
Gayle Petrillo First Impressions Leo J. Lawrenson 2023-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

EDGE High School Presentation

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.
EDGE High School Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2023-06-22 07:00:00Z 0

Oracle Piano Society Presentation

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.
Oracle Piano Society Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2023-06-15 07:00:00Z 0

Youth On Their Own Presentation

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.
Youth On Their Own Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2023-06-08 07:00:00Z 0

SARSEF Presentation

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.
SARSEF Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2023-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

The Modern Girl Scouts

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.
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OV Parks + Rec Presentation 20230413 Leo Lawrenson 2023-04-13 07:00:00Z 0

Scholarships A-Z

To view the slideshow from Scholarships A-Z presentation on 20 April, 2023 click HEREFor more information on Scholarships A-Z click HERE.
Scholarships A-Z Leo Lawrenson 2023-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Presentation Leo Lawrenson 2023-02-16 07:00:00Z 0

Our El Jute, Guatemala Project

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.
Gracias, 
Rick
Our El Jute, Guatemala Project Leo J. Lawrenson 2022-11-15 07:00:00Z 0 El Jute,Global Grant,Guatemala,International Service Project

Sonoran Science Academy Community Service Project

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.
Sonoran Science Academy Community Service Project Leo J. Lawrenson 2022-11-15 07:00:00Z 0 Community Service Project,Sonoran Science Academy

Fashion Show to Benefit RCOV

Our PE Linda Stratton represents our club in the local BNI chapter.  The chapter is having a fashion show to promote all members on November 15 at 4:30.  Our club will have a table and the fashion show has a lot of opportunity to promote our club and Rotary.  WE ARE THE BENEFICIARY OF THE  EVENT SILENT AUCTION.  So far, the group of models include Chief Kara Riley, Mayor Winfield's wife, and a few local newspeople.  Contact Linda for more details!
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OV a GOLD ShelterBox HERO Club, AGAIN! Leo Lawrenson 2022-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

BNI Teams with RCOV for IMPACT

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. 
BNI Teams with RCOV for IMPACT Leo Lawrenson 2022-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
2022 Jim Click Fundraiser Leo Lawrenson 2022-08-05 07:00:00Z 0 Fundraising,Jim Click
RCOV Video Leo Lawrenson 2022-03-07 07:00:00Z 0

OVPD Bears

Oro Valley Interact collected bears and presented them to the Oro Valley Police Department on December 16, 2021! Thank you OVPD for all you do for our community!!
OVPD Bears STACEY L FOX 2021-12-16 07:00:00Z 0

Bears for the Judge

Bears collected by the Oro Valley Interact and Oro Valley Rotary Club's for Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court Peter Hochuli and Natasha the Director of CASA in Pima County on December 16, 2021!
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Interact wrapping presents for the Impact Adopt A Child Program STACEY L FOX 2021-12-11 07:00:00Z 0
December 11, 2021 Food Bank Collection STACEY L FOX 2021-12-11 07:00:00Z 0

Interact Volunteering at snOV

The Oro Valley Interact and Oro Valley Rotary Clubs out volunteering at the Town of Oro Valley's snOV Event on December 10, 2021 helping out with games and craft projects!
Interact Volunteering at snOV STACEY L FOX 2021-12-10 07:00:00Z 0
Interact Volunteering for Impact Food Bank STACEY L FOX 2021-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Interact Volunteers collecting food for Impact STACEY L FOX 2021-11-27 07:00:00Z 0

Interact Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Posted by STACEY L FOX
Oro Valley Rotary's Canyon Del Oro High School Interact Group helping distribute Impact Food Bank's Thanksgiving Boxes to families in need on November 21, 2021.
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Interact volunteering for the town of Oro Valley's Spooktacular STACEY L FOX 2021-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
Interact packing food bags at Impact Community Food Bank STACEY L FOX 2021-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Interact volunteering at the CDO Baptist Church Halloween Event STACEY L FOX 2021-10-23 07:00:00Z 0

Peace Pole Dedication

Oro Valley Rotary Club members practiced social distancing and observed COVID-19 protocol while dedicating a Peace Pole at the Innovation Academy. The pole proclaims the message of "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in English, Spanish, and American sign language along with the phrase “May Peace be in our Schools”. This is the first Peace Pole in the Oro Valley area, but one of 200,000 worldwide.
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Rotary at Work at the Rec Center Playground John Barnett 2019-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

Road cleanup - June 2019

 
Saturday June 1, saw an enthusiastic contingent of Oro Valley Rotary members cleaning trash from the side of the road at Oracle road near Catalina State park, and at Hardy road.
You will note the fashion style of the group with the Rotary yellow T-shirts and vests to match the blue of the plastic bags.
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Road Clean Up

 
June 1, 2019
We had 11 volunteers show up for Road Clean Up on Oracle Road.  Great time...good finds...
 
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