Meeting Information

Welcome to Tucson Presidio 

Tucson Presidio

Service Above Self

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
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Welcome to Rotary Club of Tucson Presidio
“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
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.
Image result for eric sophiea
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.
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 
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
Our Speakers This Week: Lori Conner, Principal of Carrillo K-5 Magnet Elementary School and Robert Soza-Villanueva, Carillo's Magnet Coordinator. 
Carrillo K-5 Magnet School is a highly-performing, “Α+“- rated school, located in the heart of downtown Tucson. The school’s magnet school theme is Communication & Creative Arts and is designed to teach students 21st Century skills in arts-integrated thematic units. Instruction is rigorous, and students learn important foundational skills as they participate in relevant Project Based Learning units. Teachers have high expectations for student mastery of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.
October 10 - Rio Nuevo Bus Tour
Special bus tour of the Rio Nuevo Downtown Redevelopment District, led by the chairman of the Rio Nuevo board Fletcher McCusker as our tour guide. 
Event is Oct 10, 3 - 5 PM. Event is free for club members. Seating is limited and will be reserved first come/first serve basis: RSVP to to reserve your seat.
Meet at Mercado Annex. Park on 267 S. Avenida del Convento south of Congress, west of Freeway. Bus leaves promptly at 3 PM. 
Very special thanks to Jay McCall for setting this up. Contact Jay with any questions: RSVP early to make sure you can join us on this exciting tour!
Club Board Members
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Custom Pages
Like us on Facebook
Upcoming Events