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Welcome to Presidio Rotary

Tucson Presidio

Service Above Self

Lunch Meeting - Noon to 1pm the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays. NO lunch meeting the 4th Wednesday - (Committee meetings held at various locations). ~ 5th Wednesday - Social 5:30pm - 7pm
Hotel Congress - Copper Room
311 E. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ  85701
United States
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Welcome to Rotary Club of Tucson Presidio
Lauren Dasse, Esq.
Executive Director
Florence Immigration & Refugee Rights Project
 

The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

The mission of the Florence Project is to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona.

The vision of the Florence Project is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely.

 
12 June 2017
 
Dear Club President Lannon:
 
Thank you for your letter petitioning the Rotary International Board of Directors to reconsider its policy regarding club and district activities that involve guns and other weapons. The RI Board reviewed your request at its June meeting this week and has decided to clarify its policy:
 
  • The policy allows clubs and districts to hold gun raffles and sponsor gun shows, as long as no club or district ever takes ownership of the weapons and all transfers of firearms are conducted by licensed third parties.
 
  • The policy does not prohibit sponsorship by companies that manufacture or sell guns.
 
The policy also provides guidance on the depiction of weapons with the Rotary Marks. Specifically, the Rotary Marks may not be shown along with images of guns or other weapons. It would not prohibit the incidental appearance of a gun or other weapon, for example, in a photo of a police officer being honored at a club function.
 
The Board wishes to express its appreciation to your club for its input. The Board also thanks your club for its continued service in your local community and beyond.
 
Sincerely,

John P. Hewko
John P. Hewko
 
Come join us for our Business Meeting. There are lots of exciting activities coming up ~ don't miss out!
Refugee & Immigrant Service Provider Network will be sponsoring World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Catalina High School, from 10am to 2pm. They will be hosting family fun time in the cafeteria from noon to 2pm.  We are asking Rotary members and/or their family members to volunteer with set up at 8:30 am or take down at 3 pm. We had 10 volunteers last year ~ let's see if we can beat that number this year! Thanks in advance!  
 
 
 
Installation of Joe Hentges
2017-18
District Governor
Rotary District 5500
Announces the Installation of Joe Hentges
2017-18 District Governor
 
This is an event you will not want to miss!
 
Joe is committed to Rotary and a program of  
Early Childhood Reading! 
 
Let's show our support for our incoming
Rotary District Governor and his chosen commitment!
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The Highlands at  Dove Mountain
 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd, Marana AZ  85658

Sunday June 25th, 2017,11:00 am
Social Hour, Cash Bar,
Noon Brunch Buffet 
$40.00 per person-Order by Friday,June 16
 
Register below today! 
 
 
David Mitchell
Economic Development Director
Downtown Tucson Partnership
 
David Mitchell is the Director of Economic Development at Downtown Tucson Partnership, and he is University of Arizona alumni having received his Masters in Planning & Urban Development and his undergraduate in Business Operations Management.  David is a 20-year resident of Tucson, has lived in Southern Arizona since 1983 and is a graduate of Buena High School in Sierra Vista. He has a wife and 2 children, and his step-father is a 30-year member and treasurer of Rotary Club in Sierra Vista.   David works closely with Downtown stakeholders including merchants, residents, government officials, and other non-profits to help address the needs and issues that face our Downtown community.
 
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