About Our Club

 

I began my President's year, with the best installation event - a celebration luau.

 First, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all the members of the Rotary Club of Marana for honoring me with an opportunity to represent the Club as a President. It is a role that carries a great deal of acknowledgements, responsibilities and rewards. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a better person, a better Rotarian and better servant to our community.

 If you are visiting our site, you have just taken the first step in learning about the Rotary Club of Marana and Rotary International.  

 A Rotarian believes in Rotary and in what Rotary Stands for - “Service Above Self,” Rotary’s International motto. Rotarians believe in sharing Rotary with others, it means maintaining high ethical standards in business, as well as in one’s professional and personal life.

 Being a Rotarian means having the opportunity to experience the warm fellowship of a club and expanding acquaintances which foster lifelong friendships, and helping to serve our community. We look for ways to get involved and the opportunities are endless!

 This year’s theme for Rotary International is “Peace Through Service” as President Sakuji Tanaka said helping others even in the simplest ways can build peace.

 We at the Rotary Club of Marana accomplish this goal with our commitment to local and international projects. Here is a few ways we put this into practice:

 §  Locally, we provide dictionaries to third grade students, especially those in lower-income elementary schools.

 §  We are proud supports of the Marana Food Bank.

 §  We sponsor an Interact youth service club at Tortolita Middle School.

 §  We sponsor an aid station during the annual El Tour de Tucson Bike race each November. And those not working the aid the station, ride in the race.

 §  In 2011, we hosted the first “Rotary Club of Marana Heritage Awards Dinner” to honor the Man, Woman, Teacher and Student of the year. We will be hosting the 2nd annual event on Oct. 25.

 Internationally we sponsored:

 §     Mobile Dental Clinic in Vikravandi India.

 §     Shelter Boxes in Haiti.

 §     Large Community garden in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

 §     School supplies in Peru.

 Our club has also hosted students from around the world on youth exchange programs, sponsored International Rotary Group Exchanges and Ambassadorial Scholars.

 §     The Rotary Club of Marana was chartered in 1988. While we are a small club, we are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity and profession. We are also one of the most welcoming, friendliest and hardest working clubs around! 

 §     In 2010 the Rotary Club of Marana was honored with the Marana Chamber of Commerce "Business and Community Builders Award." 

 We are committed to maintaining this high standard of service - and in 2012-2013 we will replace at least one meeting each quarter with a hands-on community service project!

 One of the most important aspects of the weekly meetings, is the fellowship that this club really enjoys.

 Happy Bucks, extends the club members great humor, news about themselves and family, and of course, the monetary generosity.   We'll never forget the times we've enjoyed social events like going to the Padres baseball game, having a BBQ, holiday events, etc.

 So why would you join the Rotary Club of Marana?

 The better question is - WHY NOT?  

 Pleases come and visit a meeting or participate in one of our many activities.

 Our meeting begins at 7 a.m., every Tuesday, at Nana's Kitchen in Marana.

 Before I end I would like to also congratulate our club member Randy Brooks for serving as this year's District Governor of District 5500.

 

Respectfully,

 Sulee Edwards

 President, 2012 – 2013