Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Marana (AZ)
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Northwest Fire District Training Center
5125 W Camino De Fuego
Tucson, AZ 85743
United States of America
Hybrid format on the first 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays of the month; via Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of the month. On 5th Tuesdays, you’ll find us at a community service project or enjoying each other’s company at a club social that week.
Club Meeting Minutes
The Rotary Club of Marana Hosts Hybrid Meetings
Visitors are always welcome.
We request in-person guests be vaccinated.
 To receive a link to join our meeting via Zoom, text to 520-909-9162 with your name.
Marana Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting
February 28, 2023
The meeting was a Zoom only business meeting and started at 7AM.  Laura went straight into Happy Bucks with business to follow.
Happy Bucks
Randy started off saying he was happy about nothing inn particular, but happy.  He was looking forward to a week of upcoming travels and looking forward to the Tour de Cookie and said the Human Trafficking Forum was coming together very well
Harold was happily recovering from his knee replacement and finally catching up on things during recovery
Cathy was happy with the warm weather and acknowledged that the ups and downs in the weather have been a challenge for the Farm
Carol was grateful for the support and flowers during the tough times following the passing of her mother and was happy to have her four-legged friend, the dog, on new meds
Mary was happy to have spent some time with friends of over 25 years
Beckie’s daughter had suffered power loss due to the big winds and she enjoyed the resulting sleep over with daughter and grandkids
John was extremely grateful for coffee which proves that God loves us.   AMEN John
Cindy was happy to have returned from a swim meet in Pharr, Texas where grandkids scored many medals
Peter was enjoying the Atacama Desert and shared a photo of two eagles with chicks all nestled very close to where he was standing
Don has been joining two Rotary meetings per day as Governor and reports hearing lots of positive things regarding the Human Trafficking Forum
Dan is wondering if there is a wedding in the future involving his daughter that he has not been told about yet.
Laura is happy and sad because her older sister will be retuning to Colorado after a visit.  Laura also reports that the poppies at Picacho are soon to be in full bloom.
Randy presented a Grant Project in Ukraine where funding is being raised to build and deploy 30 mobile clinics in areas proximal to the front line of the war.   These units, costing $37,500 each, have the advantage of being mobile making them less likely to be destroyed by the Russian aggression.  The total budget is $1.125M and each club is being asked to donate $1,000.   The club enthusiastically embraced the concept of donating, with some suggesting that we donate more.  Randy responded that, as there is such a strong interest, we should keep the amount at $1,000…..for now, and see how the request fills.
Dan reported on the excellent success of the Tour de Cookie.    Registered and paid participants equal 347, to date, and the number could well exceed 400 riders.  Tee shirt demand and wrist bands were discussed.  Beckie confirmed that 11 of the 12 booths have been confirmed.   Long Realty is a new sponsor!  Beckie has some leads to chase down yet, but Mary offered to take the 12th booth if not spoken for.   It was decided that next Tuesday’s meeting be used to stuff backpacks at the Northwest Fire District meeting place.  More logistics will be discussed.
Laura led the closing of the meeting at 8:05AM and the Board meeting was called to order.
Andy Swarthout
Marana Rotary Club
Weekly Meeting
February 7, 2023
The hybrid meeting started at 7AM.  Harold joined from his recovery room at Oro Valley Hospital and was expected to be discharged at 11AM after successful joint replacement!
Laura announced that Carol recently lost her Mom and asked we keep Carol in our thoughts and prayers.
Cindy was fighting an infection that had spread to the blood stream, but is doing well and will successfully fight it.
Adam reports that he is doing well, but swamped with work at Edward Jones
John Zurich is celebrating 50 years as a Rotarian!
Beckie is celebrating her 75th birthday today!
Laura extended thank you’s to the MUSD Holiday Share program and thank you from Avery for the hugely successful RILA leadership camp.
Dan updated on the Tour de Cookie event; there are currently over 150 registered riders and reminded that Feb 22 is the deadline for ordering tee shirts
Randy updated on the Human Trafficking Forum urging everyone to register soon as food is being ordered.  The Saddlebrook and Dove Mountain Clubs have indicated that they would like to volunteer and contribute.
Cathy shared that president-elect Gordon McInally gave an inspiring speech at the recent PETS conference in Los Angeles.
Happy Bucks
Peter was happily anticipating the cold and mold as he heads to Chile next week for two weeks
Andy was happy to have completed his most recent adventure to Mexico during the winter storms
Harold was just happy today
Dan was happily sending his wife cross-country on a biking and fund raising campaign
Cathy was celebrating a new dog
Randy reported having lots of fun at the PETS conference in Los Angeles
John was very happy for Dan’s wife riding cross-country and mentioned that Cindy was pretty sick with an infection which is causing her more familiarity with the Marana Hospital than she ever wanted.
Beckie was struggling with Carl’s health; we wish her the very best in his recovery
Don indicated to our guests Denise Coronado, Student of the Month Christian Moldanado and family, that our meetings are not always like a chapter out of General Hospital!  Don was very happy with the PETS meetings and commented that the Southwest meeting was an awesome family of clubs
Denise C happily reported that she was recently remarried in December and was in the process of changing her name on Teaching Certificates
Randy reported that on Laura’s birthday, Feb 2, she saw her shadow so we have six more weeks of winter (I think I got that right, Randy?)
Guest Speaker(s)
Today we were honored to have Denise Coronado and Christian Moldandao, MCAT Student of the Month, and Christian’s support team, including family members.  Denise described Christian’s overcoming Turret’s Syndrome and other challenges on his journey beginning at Ironwood passing through Mountain Vista and joining MCAT in Jan 2022.  Christian courageously pushed himself through challenges with a lot of family and teacher support until he received his first “A” in a psychology class.  He works for the school’s front office where he is a greeter and assistant.  He will graduate this May and wants to pursue a psychology degree with goal of having his degree in 2025.
Christian received a lot of encouragement, acknowledgement and support from the club.  Don J commended Christian on the courage to come and share his story.  Don also pointed out that President-elect Gordon of RI has a special interest in addressing mental health issues.   Beckie commended his parents for providing the support and pathway for Christian’s success.  His Mom expressed huge pride in his accomplishments. 
Thanks to Denise C and Christian for sharing this story and the opportunity to meet everyone.
The meeting adjourned at 8AM with the 4-Way Test led by Laura
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