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Tucson Presidio

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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
United States of America
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Welcome to Rotary Club of Tucson Presidio
TO: All Rotarians and Friends of Rotary in Southern Arizona
One of the biggest and most significant Rotary events of 2019 will be our Southern Arizona Day of Peace on Saturday, April 6. Rotary is partnering with the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding to do something that can have lasting importance.
Instead of a day of speeches, we will experiencing practical ways to create positive peace in ourselves, in our communities, and in the larger world.
Our planning team of 12 leaders includes 6 Rotarians, 3 Rotaractors, a Rotary Peace Fellow, and 2 community leaders. Space is limited, and a waiting list will be formed (like stand-by passengers at the airport), so please register early to assure a spot for yourself, your fellow Rotarians, and friends who are not part of Rotary. This is not an event exclusively for Rotarians – community members are invited as well, along with Rotaractors and Interactors.
The cost – which includes lunch – has been kept as low as possible. Optional t-shirts are available at a small additional cost.
Please help us spread the word, using the attached flier to let others know what is planned. Registration is at our district website,

This Week's Speaker - Krista Gypton, Community Outreach Coordinator for City High School

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City High School was founded in 2004 and currently enrolls approximately 180 students per year in grades 9-12. The student population represents a cross-section of the Tucson community, coming from a wide variety of feeder schools, neighborhoods, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity allows students to learn from each other and their community. We are a small school by design, in order to achieve a high level of personalization. We strive to ensure that teachers and students know one another well and that all students get the support they need – and receive the challenges they are ready for – to achieve at their highest levels.


Krista Gypton has been hired by City High School to teach upper level English. She has served on the corporate board for Paulo Freire Freedom School. Gypton was a teacher at Walden Grove High School and received the honor of Walden Grove Teacher of the Year. Previously she served as CTE connections and internship coordinator for the Vail School District and has worked in education since 2003.

Gypton received her Masters of Education from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona and Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Arizona.


“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.
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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
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