Red Nose Day to End Child Poverty
THE ROTARY CLUB OF RINCON (TUCSON)
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The Rincon Rotary club is a diverse group of men and women interested in supporting each other through business networking and supporting our community through service projects.
We make things happens!!
We were chartered on May 29, 1968 and are proud of how we have helped communities in Tucson and throughout the world for 52 years.
Our signature Fundraiser is our annual "Taste of Chocolate" which raises money for our Signature Project, Rotary LOCAL.
Our next "Taste of Chocolate" will be April 18, 2021 at the Doubletree Reid Park, 2pm - 4pm. Tickets are just $15/pp. Please visit our site for more information: www.tucsontasteofchocolate.org
Signature Service Project
Our signature Service Project is Rotary LOCAL which provides local educators with classroom tools using local businesses as often as possible.
If you are an educator or local business and would like to participate, please visit our site: www.rotarylocal.org
WHAT WE'RE UP TO!
Our club is the first Peacebuilder Club in District 5500! As a Peacebuilder club, we have pledged to promote peace and conflict resolution in our personal lives and in our communities.
We have always promoted peace through our service projects and now we will include peace-oriented projects such as planting a Peace Pole at Tanque Verde Elementary School.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
October 21, 2020
Another Rotary Local delivery. This time, books to 3rd grade students at Tanque Verde Elementary.
October 21, 2020
Even if we can't deliver directly to the students, we're still supporting over 1700 Third Grade students by giving them their own Student Dictionary.
September 21, 2020
On behalf of our Members of the Rincon Rotary Club, President Steve Pedigo and Wendy Hobbs presented a $1275.00 check to THREAD (Together for Hope, Resiliency, Empowerment, and Development); organized and led by the Imago Dei Middle School. The School's leadership that were present (and pictured) for our check donation were Renee Downing, Bibi Zahva and Susan Gamble. THREAD is a project supporting refugees giving them the tools they need to produce and sell face masks. Shown by the photo next under, Steve and Wendy received a tour of the robust face mask operation which was quite impressive.
September 11, 2020
President Steve Pedigo and Club Dictionary Project Chair, Debbie Graves and her boyfriend Gary, delivered dictionaries and bibles to Tucson’s Gospel Rescue Mission. The bibles were donated by Past President Candace Lansberry, Minister at Desert Skies Methodist Church.
Another memorable and proud day for our Rincon Rotarians
September 11, 2020 Rotary Local delivery
Our club continues to support teachers through our Rotary Local project as they persevere in teaching their students while maintaining social distancing.
On Sept. 11, we delivered two science books to an AP Biology teacher for his 30 students at Tanque Verde High School. The students will check out the books to read at home.
August 21, 2020:
Four Tucson-area Rotary Clubs from Southern Arizona’s Rotary District 5500 worked together to raise and donate $4,000 to Youth on Their Own (YOTO) on August 21, 2020. Pictured are Steve Pedigo, President of Rincon Rotary Club, Pat Kerr, President of Old Pueblo Rotary Club, Paul Bennett, President of Catalina Rotary Club, and Richard Marcello Member of the Pantano Rotary Club. Also pictured is Steve Pedigo handing the presentation check to Ms. Katrina Calderon, the YOTO Marketing and Outreach Director.
Rotary is a service organization of business and professional people worldwide who unite to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
These four Rotary Clubs are pleased to support Youth on Their Own because of their demonstrated success in our community working with Tucson's homeless youth to remove barriers to completing their education and empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.
The Rincon Rotary Club continues its robust support for Youth on Their Own's (YOTO) homeless students. Our generous and dedicated Rincon Rotarians donated 312 pairs of socks for homeless students as one of many local teams for YOTO's "3rd Annual Socobter Challenge". Pictured is our Club's delivery team for Monday 26 Oct 2020. Our Team comprised Steve Pedigo President, Fred Muthard Secretary, Candace Lansberry Immediate Past President, and Wendy Hobbs our Director for Club Administration. We want to thank YOTO's Soctober Challenge Project Officers; Ms. Rachel Pollack, and Ms. Kristen Ohman.