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Tucson Presidio

Service Above Self

Lunch Meeting - Noon to 1pm the 1st & 2nd Wednesdays
Club Congress - Copper Room
311 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701
PO Box 23 Tucson, AZ 85702
Tucson, AZ
United States
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This week's speaker:

Anne Breckenridge Barrett - Director of the Center for Creative Photography

Anne Breckenridge Barrett is a cultural professional with over twenty-four years of focused expertise in museums, non-profit management, and the law. She is a leader in the areas of collections management, exhibition organization, and strategic work for social impact. She is an attorney with broad experience in a range of settings including a large law firm, the Arizona Attorney General’s office, and a variety of non-profits serving in professional and volunteer capacities.
Breckenridge Barrett joins the Center from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where she served as Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Among her many accomplishments, she helped shepherd and produce landmark exhibitions including David Bowie Is, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, and the recent Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
Anne is an active leader in the museum community having strong relationships with curators, artists, collection managers, exhibition directors, and educators, throughout the country and around the world. She presents at annual conferences and universities on a range of topics. She was on the steering committee of the North American Exhibition Organizers, a member of the Museum Attorney Group of the American Legal Institute, and served on the College Art Association’s Fair Use Chicago Committee. Anne is an alumna of the Getty Leadership Institute Fellow and completed the prestigious residency alongside thirty three other museum leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history from American University, a Master of Arts in visual arts administration from New York University, and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School.
At home Anne can be found in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. Her joy is derived from her husband and children along with healthy doses of design, music, yoga, and hiking.

This week's speaker:

Amy Hartmann-Gordon - Executive Director of the Presidio Museum

Amy has worked in the areas of non-profit management and fundraising for seventeen years. She has been the Director of Presidio Museum for five years, stewarding the growth and development of the Presidio into a sustainable cultural attraction. During this time she has overseen the Museum's change in operating agreement with the City of Tucson and has stewarded the development of daily programming to enhance the regular visitor experience. 
Previously she was Director of Finance for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' 2008 re-election campaign where she managed the initiative to raise over $3 million. Amy has also worked at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as Associate Director of Marketing and as Development Officer where she was engaged in corporate fundraising, group sales, front-gate supervision, oversight of the annual Gala and major donor interaction.  
Amy has been included in the Arizona Daily Star’s “40 Under 40” list. She has served two terms on the board of the Tucson Children’s Museum and three terms on the University High School Foundation and Alumni Association which has raised over $200,000 in four years.   Amy received her MBA in 2000 from the University of Arizona. 
Wednesday, April 25 - Note: No noon meeting at Hotel Congress this week.
Instead, join the Tucson Presidio Rotary club at our monthly Happy hour! 
Happy Hour - Wednesday, April 25
When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This month we will be visiting and supporting another local downtown business, the Owls Club. "The Owls Club is an aspirational Western bar located in the historic Armory Park neighborhood of Downtown Tucson. Offerings include an extensive whiskey selection, old world wine list, well-curated spirits collection, and a modest beer program. Nestled inside a 1920s structure decorated with beautiful stained glass and chandeliers, the Owls Club provides a warmth and elegance to the neighborhood bar experience."

Please join CTF's programs on April 21 for

A Magical Night for Mental Health!
Coyote TaskForce invites you to come celebrate the work that Cafe 54 and Our Place Clubhouse do to increase employment, independence, and purpose for our fellow community members living with mental illness!

On April 21 at 5:30 pm join the members, staff, and supporters of Coyote TaskForce for an evening of magic that illuminates just how magical the recovery process can be at Cafe 54 and Our Place Clubhouse.

The event will include shows throughout the night by Ross the Magician, a poetry reading by the Our Place Thursday Writing Group, an online auction, raffles, hors d'oeuvres by Cafe 54, beer and wine, and great company and conversations about mental health recovery.

It’s Time!!



SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

The Doubletree Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way


Tickets:  $15
(Children under 4 are free with a paid adult)

All proceeds support local teachers through
our Rotary Local program  (

It’s a chocolate competition….and you’re the judge!!
Bring your family and friends, taste the chocolate creations of local chefs, and vote for your favorites.  There will be a raffle featuring fabulous prizes and you can enjoy beer and wine tastings for a nominal fee.  

For more information, email:

We need volunteers at the 25th Annual Tucson Walk MS – March 17, 2018!
Location: Reid Park, 900 S Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ
Start & Finish: corner of Country Club Rd. & Camino Campestre  
Registration 6:30 am – Walk starts at 8:00 am
Volunteers are a vital part of the success of this event! We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: you have to want to do something about MS NOW. Make a difference – REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER TODAY!
There are many jobs and shift times available, including:
  •  Set-Up Crew (6:00 am-8:00 am) Unload supply vehicles into designated areas; Set up tents, tables, chairs; Hang Banners and Signs according to site plan; Set up Rest Stop, including water, snacks, garbage cans
  • Food/Refreshments (6:30 am-10:00 am) help serve food and drinks before and after Walk.
  • Volunteer Check-In/Donation Drop-off (6:30 am-10:00 am) Volunteers check in and are given instructions pertaining to assignments; Donation Drop-off: per instructions
  • Walker registration (6:30 am-8:30 am) Greet and Check in participants, follow registration procedures; distribute incentives; collect pledges and provide instructions. Training provided.
  • T-shirt Distribution (6:30 am-9:30 am) distribute T-Shirts to Walkers who have earned them.
  • Information/Vendor set -up (7:00 am-10 am) MS info booth and help sponsors set up
  • Team Village (7:00 am-10 am) Register teams, provide information
  • Rest-stop Hosts (7:30 am-10:00 am) Hand out water and snacks to the Walkers at Rest Stop.
  • Cheerleaders/Finish-line greeters (7:30 am-10:00 am) Cheer on Walkers at the star-line and along the route; Cheer, thank and support Walkers as they cross the finish-line.
  • Tear-down Crew (10:00 am-1:00 pm) Tear down tables and chairs; dispose of trash; pack and load supplies
Food and drinks available to all Volunteers!
To Volunteer for Walk MS: Tucson, please register on-line
as a Volunteer at
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