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Volume 42, Issue 94
 
 
 
Club Sponsors
Casas Adobes Rotary Meeting:
Wednesdays 7:00 a.m.
La Paloma Country Club,
3660 E. Sunrise Dr.,
Tucson, AZ  85718
 
Club #1285
Rotary International
District #5500 
Chartered November 11, 1976
 
Mailing Address:
Tucson Casas Adobes Rotary
P.O. Box 37225
Tucson, AZ  85740
 
Email:
info@casasadobesrotary.org

www.casasadobesrotary.org

 
Board Meetings:
1st Wednesday at 8:05AM
La Paloma Country Club
3660 E. Sunrise
 
Tucson Area
Rotary Club Meetings:
  

Monday

6:00 pm
Cienega (Vail) - Del Lago Golf Club
 

Tuesday

7:00 am
Marana - Nana’s Kitchen
 
12:10 pm
Pantano - Sheraton Hotel     
 
12:10 pm
Old Pueblo - Inn Suites Hotel
 
6:00 pm
Sunset - Viscount Suites (Week 1,2,3 only)
 

Wednesday

7:00 am
Casas Adobes Rotary
La Paloma Country Club
 
12:00 pm
Tucson - Doubletree Hotel  
 
12:00 pm
Presidio - Hotel Congress
(Week 1,2,3 only)
 

Thursday

6:45 am
Oro Valley - Oro Valley Country Club
 
7:00 am
Tucson Sunrise - Arizona Inn
 
8:00 am    
SaddleBrooke Sunrise - Mt. View Bistro
 
11:30 am
SaddleBrooke
SaddleBrooke 1 Country Club
 
12:10 pm
Rincon - Tucson Country Club
 
5:00 pm
Dove Mountain
Highlands at Dove Mt. Clubhouse
 

Friday

 7:00 am
Kino - Los Portales Restaurant
 
12:00 pm
Pima - Biscuits Country Cafe
 
12:10 pm
Catalina - Viscount Suite Hotel
 
Club Information
Welcome to Our Club!
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
La Paloma Country Club
3660 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ  85718
United States of America
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Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter 1
Kloehn, Mike
 
Greeter 2
Gerhart, Ken
 
Invocation
Smith, Hugh
 
Introductions
Shields, Jeffrey
 
Upcoming Speakers & Events
Mar 27, 2019
HB 763 Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
May 15, 2019
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg Heisey
March 2
 
Charlotte Harris
March 6
 
Michael Lavor
March 11
 
Emmet Zimberoff
March 13
 
David Towne
March 23
 
Jim Bunker
March 31
 
Join Date
Len Karlberg
March 1, 1983
36 years
 
Jeff Sims
March 6, 2017
2 years
 
David Towne
March 7, 2018
1 year
 
Joseph Mahon
March 7, 2012
7 years
 
Jim Bunker
March 16, 2005
14 years
 
Bob Sommerfeld
March 27, 2013
6 years
 
This Week
Rotary Moment
           
         Ken Gerhart gave a brief bio/Rotary Moment.  Ken worked for Firestone for many years.  In 1976 he took an assignment in Africa on a                       rubber plantation.  Over the next twenty some years he managed and operated rubber plantations in multiple countries in Africa including             a plantation with over 4600 employees.  Throughout this interval he worked with ineffective and corrupt governments, encountered                         extensive civil unrest and survived multiple coups in Liberia.  He was in Rotary for three years.  He worked with embassies on peacekeeping           activities – 8,000 peacekeepers came to Liberia from five countries, 200,000 people were killed in Liberia and he was on a “hit list” when he             left. 
Meeting notes and annoucements
Notes from 3/20/2019
 
President Jim Bunker opened the meeting.
 
  • Jeff Shields led the Pledge.
  • Jeff Sims gave the Invocation.
  • Jeff Shields introduced Brett Morey, a visiting Rotarian from San Diego.
  • Jim reported that Laura Ziady had surgery at TMC.  Joe Mahon will be collecting Raffle money/stubs in Laura’s absence.
  • Mike Kloehn reported that our club is sponsoring another Vocational student.
  • Jim reminded members of the Peace workshop on Saturday April 6th.
  • Mike Lavor asked that if you have school plaques, you need to get them to him – he will be delivering the plaques to the engraver soon.
  • Emmet mentioned that Willis Horak needs more people to help read Scholarship applications on April 11th.  Contact Willis if you can help.
Program
Our speaker was Jennifer Moore from Abbie School.  Jennifer’s daughter was diagnosed with Autism at an early age.  In November 2013 when her daughter’s school was closing she co-founded Abbie School.  One of the other parents had a 501c3 which they modified and then in nine weeks they got the school up and running.  She provided some highlights about kids with Autism:
  • All kids have special abilities
  • Need to focus on what they can do – not on what they cannot do.
  • College educated Autism people have 85% unemployment rate.
  • Recent government study found that 1 in 40 kids has Autism.   
  • “Transition” from school to the work world for people with disabilities is from 14 to 23 years.
She read a book by a person with Autism soon after her daughter was diagnosed – this provided an understanding of what her daughter would go through and how she could help her daughter develop knowledge and skills in critical areas.  Abbie was founded as a private, tuition-based school to avoid much of the bureaucracy of charter schools.  Some highlights about Abbie School:
  • There are 51 students this year (up from 31 last year).
  • Most students come in the 2nd or 3rd grade after a frustrating experience in public school.
  • Provides focus on skills to be successful in relationships as well as academics.
  • Each weekday has a focus on socialization - Mondays the kids learn about money.
  • There are a broad range of activities – piano, orchestras, sportsmanship.
  • Most kids are on an Empowerment Scholarship funded by the state (about $25K per autistic kid). 
  • Note:  TUSD has a program for autistic students; however, the program only serves 14 students.
 
How can we help:  providing opportunities for work experience; mentorships; and sharing experiences in group or one-on-one settings.  Also need help and funding for renovation of an old building.  Jennifer is inspired by working with the students - “Every kid is one adult away from a success story.”
 


 
Chris Bijsterveld ♦
Mining Equipment
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Mo Brown ♦
Electrical Engineer
520-403-8295
 
Jim Bunker ♦
Aerospace (retired)
520-797-9301
 
**  Cheri Cross ♦
Public Relations
520-275-1572
 
George Darling ♦
Financial Advisor
520-545-0345
 
Bob Dzioba ♦
Orthapedic Surgeon
520-299-2853
 
Pat Farrell ♦
Attorney
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Tom Firth ♦
Restaurant Management
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Ken Gerhart ♦
International Consulting
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Greg Heisey ♦
CPA 
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Willis Horak ♦
Education
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Ron Hutchings ♦
Real Estate
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Newt Johnson ♦
Aerospace Engineering
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**  Len Karlberg ♦
Clergy
520-742-3720
 
Mike Kloehn ♦
Urban Planner
904-200-7815
 
Kris Kreutz ♦
Health Care Administration
520-621-7428
 
Michael Lavor ♦
Medicine
520-440-3004
 
Joe Mahon ♦
Agriculture
520-743-9798
 
Financial Management
520-906-3600
 
* Mike Robbins ♦
Real Estate
520-271-1533
 
Larry Rumans
Infectious Disease
520-301-4849
 
Tom Scott ♦
Mortgage Banker
520-908-6180
 
Jeffrey Shields ♦
Financial Consultant
520-579-6996
 
Jeff Sims ♦
Dairy Consultant
502-262-8686
Hugh Smith ♦
Gynecology
520-742-2446
 
* Robert Sommerfeld ♦
Public Safety
520-626-3289
 
Fred Sowerby ♦
Electrical Contractor
520-795-4434
 
John Sundt ♦
Business Attorney
520-907-9402
 
Stan Turney ♦
Geotechnical Engineering
520-631-0216
 
Mark Wight ♦
CPA
520-401-0606
 
Eb Wilkinson ♦
Investments
520-777-1911
 
Doug Woodard Jr. ♦
Professor
520-297-3381
 
Laura Ziady ♦
520-299-9369

Emmet Zimberoff ♦
Promotional Products & Printing
520-344-3939
 
WINTER VISITORS
 
Jim Heckman ♦
520-797-1749
 
Roger Grimes ♦
520-299-1577
 
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