Posted by Jerry Heintze on Oct 29, 2013
What a busy meeting we had today. It started out as a club assembly day but turned into a 2 speaker day and new member induction. Our first speaker was Scott Rustand from Diveheart, an organization promoting scuba diving for disabled people.
Our second speaker was Jessica Cox. Jessica was born without arms, but that has not stopped her from doing just about anything she puts her mind to. She got her pilot's license in 2009 and transformed her life. She is now a motivational speaker traveling all over the world. She and her husband ...are making a movie called RightFooted. It's a documentary about Jessica's extraordinary perseverance as she overcomes her own personal challenges. You can find out more about the movie at www.rightfootedmovie.com. I think most would agree that Jessica was one of the most inspirational speakers we have had at our club.
As if that wasn't enough, we also were excited to welcome new member Clarissa Marquez to our club. Clarissa was previously a member of the Topeka, Kansas Rotary Club.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Sep 15, 2013
The world has lost a wonderful woman with a big heart and Rotary International has lost one of it's most devoted members. PDG Val Scanlan lost her battle with cancer this past Friday. What we want to share with you is the letter her husband, Denny, composed shortly after her death. He explains better than anyone the impact she made here on this earth. We'll miss you Val and our thoughts and prayers are with you Denny.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Aug 30, 2013
Ardys received an email from the Nogales Rotary Club this week. They are in desperate need of desks for their school children. The content of of the email is below. If you have any ideas or know someone who else who may know please pass this information along to them.
Hola a todos los amigos Rotarios!!! we hope everyone is doing fine in the other side of the border, I know Jim is ok because I just had the pleassure to shake hands with him a couple of days ago.
I have a big request, hopefully somebody in your clubs have contacts that can help with this, here is the issue: we have been receiving a lot of calls and emails from schools in Nogales, we have a big issue right now in many schools, they are overloaded and many children are taking classes on the floor because we do not have enough desks for them. if someone knows about schools that are donating old furniture we will be really happy to bring them to Nogales.
Thank you very much for your attention, if you find something, please let us know and we will figure out how to go and get them.
Best regards to all of you and your club members.
Posted by Linda Rumack on Aug 13, 2013
Our very own Jerry Heintze was awarded the Energizer award by DG Nancy Cassel last week at our First Tuesday meeting August 6th for his many contributions to Pantano Rotary. Jerry has single-handedly taken on the onus of organizing our twice yearly Fourth Avenue Street Fair booth set-up, tear-down and sees to it that it is well-manned by our club members and basically makes sure everything runs smoothly.
Also, our second and newest fundraiser, the Lucky Lottery Calendar, was designed and coordinated by Jerry. The idea was brought to us by Jane Klipp and Jerry’s know how has made it a wonderful finished product that everyone is proud to show and sell to help us raise monies for our many charities that we support. Besides, Jerry is a Past President of Pantano and has held many Board positions. He never stops working for our club and I believe this award is so appropriate and is very well deserved. Please pat him on the back next time you see Jerry and let him know how much he is appreciated.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jul 16, 2013
Tuesday was a big day for the Pantano Rotary Club. First, we need to announce a couple of recent winners in our Calendar Lottery. Last week, 07/09, our $100 winner was Mia Hansen. Mia is a member of the downtown Presidio Rotary Club and also the head of Tucson Meet Yourself. Our $100 winner for this week, 07/16 is David Smith of Tucson. Congratulations to both of these winners and a huge thanks from the Pantano Rotary Foundation for supporting our fundraiser and all the projects and groups that we support.
Next, our club President for 2013-2014, Michael Shupe was sworn in to office by PGD Sandy Goodsite. We're excited to have Mike as our President for next year. He is the youngest President we have had for some time and we are looking forward to his enthusiasm and new ideas to lead the club this next year. In addition, all of Michael's Directors and Board members were sworn in for the year. Also very exciting because we have a number of our new members who have stepped up to take positions this year.
As one of President Mike's first duties in office was to award new member Lisa Hall with her Gold Badge. All new members receive a Blue Badge with they join the club, but after completing a number of projects and assignments, they are awarded their Gold Badge. Congratulations to Lisa on her accomplishment.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jul 04, 2013
Happy 4th of July to everyone! Another year we get to celebrate our independence of the United States with all the freedoms it gives us. And today, someone is going to be celebrating even more because they just won $1000 in our Lucky Lottery Calendar drawing. And the winner is (drum roll please) Joann Turnbull of Oro Valley. Congratulations Joann. Thanks for your support of our fundraiser and enjoy this Fourth of July and your prize.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jul 02, 2013
The Pantano Rotary Club is proud to announce our $250 winner from the month of June is Andy Bruno. Andy was our Father's Day winner from June. Our first Lucky Lottery Calendar winner in July is Terraman Properties. They won $100 and their name goes back into the drawing for any of our $250 or $1000 prizes. Tomorrow we will be announcing our $1000 Fourth of July winner. I hope it's you!
Posted by Lauren Smith Klase on Jul 01, 2013
Our winner for the forth week of June is Tim Morsani. Congratulations, Tim! CHECK THIS OUT - this is the 2nd time Tim has won $100 dollars in our Club's 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar drawing and his name STILL goes back into the pot for a chance at a $250 prize or a $1000 prize that we will be drawing for on the Fourth of July! Don't delay there are only a few remaining calendars left! Contact Lauren Smith Klase at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks to all our 2013 calendar advertisers and those who purchase calendars! 2014 Lucky Lottery Calendar is just around the corner!
Posted by Lauren Smith Klase on Jun 30, 2013
Congratulations to our winner for the third week - Randall Dobbins! Randall won $100 dollars in our Club's Lucky Lottery Calendar 2013 drawing and his name goes back into the pot for a chance at a $250 prize or a $1000 prize that we will be drawing for on the Fourth of July!
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jun 13, 2013
Our winner for the second week of June is Carroll Reichart. Carroll won $100 dollars in this week's drawing and his name goes back into the pot for a chance at a $250 prize or a $1000 prize that we will be drawing for on the Fourth of July.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jun 05, 2013
Another successful First Tuesday mixer this week. CLICK HERE to see pictures from Tuesday night. A little lighter turnout as we head into the hot summer months, but everyone who was there had a wonderful time. Good snacks provided by our host, McMahon's Restaurant, cold drinks, great friends and even some music from our soon to be new member Tom Rooney. And of course, we start the new month with another $100 winner in our Lucky Lottery Calendar drawing. This week's winner is Mike Livermore from Tucson. We'll have 3 more $100 winners this month and a $250 winner. Next month we'll be drawing for our next $1000 Winner on the Fourth of July.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on May 23, 2013
Another $100 winner this week and the lucky person is Rick Chimblo of Tucson. Congratulations Rick and thanks for supporting our Foundation.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on May 14, 2013
This week's Lucky Lottery Calendar $100 winner is Amy Biggers. Congratulations Amy and thanks for supporting the Pantano Rotary Foundation and all the people we are able to help in Tucson and around the world.
Posted by Lauren Smith Klase on May 14, 2013
President Phil Tedesco and Lauren Smith Klase had the opportunity to be on KVOI 'The Voice's show House Calls this past Saturday, May 11th! If you missed it below is the link to the podcast. Please click on the postcast link and look for the date May 11th 'House Calls' and click on the the hyperlink (there is a set of headphones just to the left of the link). Phil did an outstanding job! This show was to educate the public about what Pantano Rotary does and who we are. Make sure to turn up the sound on your computer. A special thanks to Arizona's Power Team, Anita Haley and Bill Starke, with Peoples Mortgage. Enjoy! Here is the link: http://www.kvoi.com/index.php/podcasts/podcastList/?id=391
Posted by Jerry Heintze on May 09, 2013
The Pantano Rotary Club along with many guests hosted their monthly First Tuesday Networking Mixer Tuesday, May 7th. In addition to networking, mingling, eating and drinking, we also drew the winners for our Lucky Lottery Calendar for the Month of May. Our $100 winner for the first week is Lynda Shapp. Congratulations to Lynda and all our winners this month. We will be announcing the other winners as they occur during the month. You can see the pictures from our mixer by clicking on this link to our Photo Album.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Apr 16, 2013
Today, the Pantano Rotary Club is excited to announce 2 new winners. Our $250 Tax Day winner is Tony Brockington from Yuma Arizona. And our April Week 3 $100 Winner is our very own Ardys Lurtsema. Congratulations to both of you and thanks for supporting our calendar fundraising project and the Pantano Rotary Foundation.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Apr 09, 2013
Our April Student of the month is Katie Gaul from Sahuaro High School. She was nominated by Interact Club Advisor Dan Wells. The following is his letter of recommendation. The Pantano Rotary Club is proud support local high school students with this award and would like to congratulate Katie and commend her for the the impact she is making at Saguaro High School.
It gives me great pride to nominate Katie Gaul for the April 2013 Sahuaro Student of the Month. Since her freshman year, Katie has been a leader and model student in many endeavors. Katie’s accomplishments during her tenure at Sahuaro are very impressive as a student, athlete, and leader!
Posted by Radford Fisher on Apr 09, 2013
Our speaker today was Tucson fireman, Bill Tylutki. He gave a very interesting program on what it takes physically to qualify as a firefighter, the training needed, the day-to-day schedule of a firefighter and also mentioned that they are qualified in the important role as a paramedics. He stated that the role of firefighters has evolved over time and that less time today is actually spent putting out fires. He was asked numerous questions about his work and all Pantano Rotarians came away from the meeting with a greater appreciation of what these brave men and women do to serve the citizens of Tucson. A very good program and huge thanks for all that they do for our community!
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Mar 20, 2013
COLD BEER HERE! That's what you'll hear this weekend if you are anywhere near the 4th Avenue Street Fair! The Pantano Rotary Club will have a booth on the NE corner of 4th Ave and 7th Street. We'll have plenty of cold beer on hand as well as some wine and water. Please stop by to say hello and get something cold to drink. All of our proceeds an 100% of our tips all go to our charitable foundation to support many local non-profit agencies and international projects.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Mar 19, 2013
This week's $100 winner for the 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar is Bernie Varcoe. Bernie is a fellow Rotarian from Ontario, Canada. Bernie comes down to Nogales, Mexico every year to help us with the Shoebox Project. Thank you Bernie for your help with the Shoebox Project and for supporting our Calendar fundraiser. And congratulations from all of us at the Pantano Rotary Club.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Mar 17, 2013
I don't know if it's just superstition, an old wife's tail, or if there really is something to the luck of the Irish, because today's 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar winner on St. Patrick's Day is Coci O'Brien. Coci won $250 today on our March holiday drawing. The Pantano Rotary Club would like to congratulate Coci on their Lucky Lottery winning. Irish I was Irish!
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Mar 12, 2013
Playing catch up with our some of our recent winners. Pictured here is Mark Rogers (R) from The Pool Remodelers. Mark was our $250 Valentine's Day Winner in February. He joined us at our meeting on February 26 to receive his check. Mark surprised us all by returning the check to our foundation so we can continue to make a difference in our community and around the world.
Last week's $100 drawing at our monthly networking mixer was Gloria Clinton of Salinas, CA. And today, Tuesday, March 12, 2012 is Tim Morsani of Tucson. Next week we will announce our $250 St Patrick's Day winner along with our weekly $100 cash drawing.
Thanks for supporting the Pantano Rotary Club
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 19, 2013
Our $100 winner for the week of February 19th is Matthew Gage. Congratulations Matthew. Our last $100 winner for the month of February will be next Tuesday, February 26th. We will announce the winner at that time.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 18, 2013
Our speaker for Tuesday's meeting will beTammy Koopman from GaitWay. They help children & adults with motor disabilities.
The Calendar Committee will meet immediately after the regular meeting to recap this past year and start planning for the 2014 Calendar. Bring your ideas, suggestions and improvements to make next year's calendar even more successful.
Sign-ups for 4th avenue beer booth sales on the weekend of March 22 - 24 will begin tomorrow. Online sign-ups will also be available then.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 18, 2013
The week of February 12th, we had two winners in our 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar drawing. Our weekly $100 winner was Donna Weisman and our $250 winner on Valentine's Day was Mark Rogers. Congratulations to both of our winners from last week. Our next $100 winner will be announced tomorrow and the next $250 winner will be on St Patrick's Day. Will the luck of the Irish be with you next month?
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 10, 2013
The Pantano Rotary Club is proud to announce that two new members have been approved application to the club. It is now up to the club members to approve their membership. Club members, it is your obligation to review the biographies of these potential members. If you have any objections to them becoming a member of our club, please notify one of the current board members and let them know why you do not think they would make good members of our club. Thanks for your consideration. Their bios are listed below.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 10, 2013
We made it official on Tuesday evening at our monthly networking mixer, Sonia Hodgin became the newest member of the Pantano Rotary Club. We are very excited to have Sonia as a member of our club. She has been very involved over the past year, helping us sell beer at the 4th Avenue Street Fair and helping out with our Shoebox Project. Sonia is the owner of Poh Koh Mod, a commercial furniture store with design and architecture services. She is also a commercial real estate agent and is currently working on her broker's license. Sonia is going to make an excellent addition to our club and we are proud to have her as a member.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 06, 2013
At our monthly mixer last night at McMahon's Restaurant, we drew for the week's $100 prize for the 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar. Our winner was Joyce Balsino. If you know Joyce, call her up and congratulate her. Maybe she will take you out to lunch with her winnings.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jan 22, 2013
The Pantano Rotary Club is proud to have TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone as our speaker this Tuesday. We invite everyone to come and join us to hear what's happening with the TUSD school district. These are challenging times for the district and many tough choices have been made and will continue to be made. Come hear first hand what the Superintendent has to say about these decisions. Lunch is $17 for guests who would like to join us and enjoy lunch at McMahon's. Meeting starts promptly at 12:10 p.m. The following is a brief bio on Mr. Pedicone.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jan 15, 2013
Pantano Rotary Club inducted their newest member, Karen Crandall, last Tuesday, January 15 during their regular meeting at McMahon's Restaurant.
Karen was born in Providence, Rhode Island, then moved to Vermont before her parents moved to Tucson when she was a young child. She grew up in Tucson, attending elementary and middle school as well Rincon High School. She later obtained her bachelor of science degree and had a long career at Raytheon.
Currently Karen sells real estate with Coldwell Banker. She is also a member of TAR, the Arizona and National association of Realtors and the Tucson Women's Council of Realtors.
Posted by Ardys Lurtsema on Jan 15, 2013
Pantano Rotary has just completed our 15th Anniversary of our Tri-Nation Shoebox Project. This year a celebration was held after the distribution with fellow Rotarians from Canada and Mexico honoring the founders of the project in Pantano Rotary – Sandy Goodsite, Ardys Lurtsema, and Father John Smith.
There are two photo albums full of pictures from our trip. Click here for Album #1 or Album #2
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jan 13, 2013
Pantano Rotary is excited to welcome Dr Deva Usrey Hieuwenhous to the Pantano Rotary Club. Dr Deva was inducted during a ceremony in Nogales, Sonora.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Jan 11, 2013
On the 2nd Tuesday of January, the Pantano Rotary club hosted their first 1st Tuesday Networking Mixer. The first Tuesday of January was New Year's Day, so the club decided to postpone to the second Tuesday. What made this gathering extra special was the drawing for the January prize winners for our 2013 Lucky Lottery Calendar.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Dec 27, 2012
2 new members have been approved to join the Pantano Rotary Club by the by the Board of Directors. Now their fate is in your hands. As a member of the Pantano Rotary Club, it is your obligation and/or option to accept or reject either of these potential new members. If you have an objection with a legitimate reason please notify any board member before 1/3/13. If you have no objection to their membership you need not do anything. The following is a brief bio on each.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Dec 13, 2012
This Saturday 12/15/12, the Nogales Rotary Club will be coming here to Tucson to pick up the shoe boxes, blankets and other items. They will be driving them down to Nogales, AZ in preparation to take them across the border at a later date.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Sep 02, 2012
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Feb 23, 2012
For the past three years, Rotary clubs have illuminated landmarks and iconic structures around the world with the humanitarian group's dramatic pledge to End Polio Now. This year's round of light displays takes on added significance due to the progress Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have made in India. In January, India -- until recently an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease -- reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a single new case. Watch this short video to learn more about how you can help.
Posted by Jerry Heintze on Sep 18, 2011