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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
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Welcome to Rotary Club of Tucson Presidio
Due to conflicting events, we will meet Wednesday, November 28th. We will either be at Hotel Congress or Maynards upstairs Drawing room. Exact location to follow once confirmed with Hotel Congress.
 
This month, our Nov 21 meeting lands same time we are needed at the Armory Park senior center. Volunteer at the Armory center on Nov 21 and then join us for a meeting the 4th Wednesday of November, Nov 28.  
 
 
This week's speaker: BPA Sergio Leones Jr
Join us this week for a presentation from Tucson's Border Patrol. Our speaker is BPA Sergio Leones Jr, Border Community Liaison for the Tucson Sector Border Patrol.
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Today, Tucson Sector is one of the busiest sectors on the Southwest Border, covering 262 miles of linear border from the Yuma County line to the Arizona/New Mexico state line. It is made up of eight stations that are broken down into three corridors. These eight stations are located in Why, Casa Grande, Tucson, Nogales, Willcox, Sonoita, Bisbee, and Douglas.
Thanksgiving Community Service - Volunteer!  Wednesday November 21
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Armory Park Senior Center needs our help on Wednesday, November 21st, in preparing for and serving their annual Thanksgiving luncheon.
 
Tucson Presidio Rotary Volunteers arrive at Armory Park Senior Center 220 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 to serve Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors. We will serve meals, offer fellowship and holiday cheer. This year there are two opportunities to help; you can either volunteer at 9:30 AM to help setup for the event or volunteer to help serve starting at about 11:30 AM. Or Both!
 
We usually wrap up by 1:30 and the lunch ends at 2 PM. 
 
RSVP to President Elect Bill Williams billw@engberganderson.com 
 
October 17 - Tucson Presidio Rotary Meeting
 
This Week's Speaker: Mark Flanigan
Mark is a two-time Rotary Peace Fellow alumnus (Japan '12 and Thailand '17) who is now serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Imago Dei Middle School. He will speak about his experiences as a Rotary Peace Fellow and how they relate to his current service role as an AmeriCorps VISTA member here at Imago Dei MS in Tucson. 
 
 
Passport 2018 is here! Today 1-5:30 PM.
8 fantastic downtown restaurants, discount drinks, and all for a good cause! 
Event starts and ends at the R Bar 350 E Congress #110
(Tickets available at R-Bar or via links below.)
 
 
 
Participants will arrive at RBar to pick up their passports beginning at 1:00 pm. Passports include a map indicating the location of participating restaurants, but there is not a prescribed route. Participants have approximately four hours to gather as many passport stamps as possible and return to the RBar for the raffle drawing and closing festivities. 
 
 
What: Presidio Rotary's PASSPORT EVENT
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:30
Starting and Ending at the RBar
Rotary and working to end Polio
 
World Polio day is coming up October 24th, 2018. I wanted to share part of a letter from Barry Rassin, Rotary International President, which helps describe how far Rotary has come in eradicating Polio, and also how far we still have to go. 
 
Barry Rassin
President, 2018-19
 

"My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders...

"...One of the things I’ve heard as I’ve traveled for Rotary is that Rotarians don’t always know how to answer some of the tough questions they get on polio eradication. To help, we’ve prepared a brief Q & A outlining some of the basics. The questions I hear most often, though, are the simplest ones: Why aren’t we there yet, and why are we still raising so much money for polio?

To answer that question, it’s helpful to use a metaphor many of us can easily understand: mowing a lawn. For most small lawns, you don’t need more than a push mower. If you’ve got something much larger—say, half an acre—you’d invest in a riding mower. And you’d be fine.

Now imagine you’re faced with mowing an absolutely enormous field—say, forty acres, or about sixteen hectares. Imagine it hasn’t been mowed in years, and it’s full of weeds, brambles, and thorns. And imagine you need everything on that field cut to the exact same height. You couldn’t do it over a period of days: the section you mowed first would grow back before you reached the end. What would you do? You couldn’t even think about a push mower. Even a riding mower would take a week and probably couldn’t handle it. The only way to do it would be to bring out the big guns, and get a tractor with a six-foot mower in the back—maybe even a couple of tractors.

Now consider the logistics of polio eradication.  There are 360,000 babies born every single day in the world. To be fully protected against polio, each of them must be vaccinated not just once, but several times. To stop the virus from traveling, every childmust be fully vaccinated all at the same time—before enough new children are born to allow the virus to travel again.

The only way to achieve eradication is through the massive and coordinated scale on which we are now working: using a vast network of systems to deliver about 430 million doses of vaccine every year, via mass immunization campaigns. Forget a 40-acre field—we’re talking about Africa, we’re talking about southeast Asia. Places with vast distances, incredibly remote communities, wars, instability, poverty—and hundreds of millions of children. We need to reach them all.

The only way to finish the job is to give it everything we have, all at once. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, it’s difficult. Yes, it is a task of breathtaking ambition and scope. But thanks to you--we are doing it.

That is what all of us need to know, and understand, on this World Polio Day. Now is the time to give it everything we have, to raise the funds, raise the awareness, and Be the Inspiration to End Polio Now.

Yours in Rotary,

Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International 2018-19"

 
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