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Lunch Meeting - 11:45 AM to 1 PM the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Club Congress - Copper Room
311 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701
PO Box 23 Tucson, AZ 85702
Tucson, AZ
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Welcome to Rotary Club of Tucson Presidio
2019 Everyone Counts Street Count
Every year, on a single day, all across the United States, volunteers get together in an attempt to county every homeless person in the country. This is known as the Point-in-Time PIT count. PIT Counts are a measure of the number of homeless people on a specific day (hence the point in time reference). This type of counting is known as “taking a snapshot” of the situation. 
This will be my fourth year volunteering for this count, and this year's count will require 300+ volunteers to spread throughout Pima County visiting camps in washes and desert, bus stops, meal sites, abandoned buildings, and other areas where people without housing may shelter on the morning of January 23, 2019. Volunteers need not be experienced, but have a desire to contribute to a community-wide effort to help reduce homelessness in Pima County.
There is a required training prior to the event if you have not volunteered before. If you're interested in volunteering, e-mail me at and I'll go over how it works in more detail. More registration info below. 
“Rotarians don’t merely dream of a peaceful holiday season. We do the
work of peacebuilding, one person and one project at a time.”
  • District Governor Kirk Reed
January 18-21                              RYLA
January 26                                    Rotary Leadership Institute in Tucson
January 31 – February 4              Global Grant trip to Alamos, Sonora
February 8-10                              PETS (NOTE: Early bird prices end January 1)
March 9                                        Marana Rotary Tour de Cookie
April 6                                           Rotary/Outward Bound Day of Peace
April 13                                         Four-Way Test Speech Contest
April 27                                         District Leadership Assembly in Yuma
May 4                                            District Leadership Assembly in Green Valley
May 19-28                                    District 5500 Bike Tour in Europe
June 1-5                                        Rotary International Convention in Hamburg
June 22                                         Installation of District Governor Ellie Patterson
January 2 Meeting - 12 PM
Our Speaker, Eric Sophiea of CASA - The Climbing Association of Southern Arizona
Eric Sophiea is the 2017 Cox Conserves Hero Award Winner and the Executive Director and founder of the Climbing Association of Southern Arizona. Eric will be speaking about CASA and how they managed to grow into a regionally known, award winning organization in less than four years.
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CASA was incorporated in 2015 and began as a 100% volunteer organization. Eric and founding members grew the organization from a budget of under $20,000 in 2015 to over $140,000 in 2017 with nearly 300 donating members. CASA's rapid growth and mission effectiveness has made it an award winning conservation organization.
This week's speaker: Jason Robinson
Join us this week for a presentation from Jason Robinson, Financial advisor with MassMutual.
Jason will be discussing his experience with modernizing boards. During his 2 year time in the Chair role for Junior Achievement, he encouraged the board to look at all aspects of the organization through a different lens. He had them analyze if they are being as efficient as possible. He will discuss principles that fit within this fast pace and quick to disconnect world. He will share specific examples of relooking at how a board is run while never forgetting the mission of the organization.
December 19 
This week's speaker, fellow Rotarian Paul Hawkins
Paul Hawkins
Paul will be speaking about the Sprint CapTel program which provides free phones for Seniors and hard of hearing folks throughout Arizona. CapTel stands for Captioned Telephone. With a certification by an audiologist or doctor, people can get a free phone which translates voice to text and displays it on the phone's screen, all while still letting you hear the caller directly. Paul will be introducing this program, how it helps people to maximize their social interaction and can improve people's quality of life. CapTel 840i
Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports is in need of volunteers to help them raise money by being 'perimeter security' at the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair December 7-8-9.
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VOLUNTEER SIGNUP 4th Avenue Street Fair DEC 7-8-9 
The task is very simple - sitting at assigned corners around the perimeter of the hugely popular 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair in Tucson, AZ for 4 - 6 hour shifts, and making sure people do not exit with alcohol. Chairs, vests provided. People watching heaven!!
The benefits are HUGE for our nonprofit - we will receive a substantial donation from 4th Avenue Merchants Association in exchange for this service. You and other volunteers will be helping us raise funds to provide adaptive sports programs free or low cost to our community!
Would you please consider volunteering AND please share with anyone else in your circles? Thank you.
Mia Hansen
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