RINCON ROTARY CLUB VISION
To Be Tucson’s Premiere Community-Oriented Service Organization,
while offering its members a fun and rewarding experience.
GOALS AND PROGRESS
GOAL: To be strong supporters of education initiatives and to have Rotary Local as our signature Community Service Project:
~Through Rotary Local, we provided 52 grants totaling over $22,000 to local classrooms enriching the lives of thousands of students;
~Dictionary Project: We delivered over 1200 dictionaries to 15 Schools supporting the literacy needs of hundreds of third grade students.
GOAL: To grow the active membership of our Club to 41-50 by the year 2022 and to have 100% of the Active Members participating in a majority of the Club’s Projects:
~ Current membership is at 36;
~ We held 24 regular meetings and 12 Zoom meetings;
~ We have a strong Speaker Program to attract and retain members;
~ We offer great hospitality to all of our guests
GOAL: To be a fun club with lots of social activities to allow members and their families to get to know each other:
~ Quarterly social events included Happy Hours, historical site tours, BBQs, and a Super Bowl party
GOAL: To have a variety of regular Service Projects to allow all members an opportunity to participate.
~ Service projects included Salvation Army bell-ringing; our annual St. Luke's Valentines BBQ; the Dictionary Project; the Desert Skies Flea Market; Rotary Local deliveries to schools; and the Empire Ranch Clean-up project.
GOAL: To support RYLA (High School leadership camp) by sponsoring Delegates and/or Junior Counselors every year.
~ Sponsored 4 Delegates and 1 Junior Counselor to January 17-19, 2020 camp.
~ Pantano Rotary - Sponsored two of their Interact students to RYLA;
~ Catalina Rotary - Supported Nurse practitioner training project in Alamos, MX;
~ Kino Rotary - Supported our club by selling Taste of Chocolate tickets
~Our Foundation specifically supported the Gospel Rescue Mission; the Community Food Bank; Wings for Women; the Dragonfly Village; Pima Anima Care Center; the Rotary Vocational Fund of AZ; and the TV Cheer Squad;
~We also sponsored UA Nursing students in a Nurse Practioner training project in Los Alamos, MX and sponsored two students studying to become Respiratory Therapists through the Rotary Vocational Fund of AZ;
~To support The Rotary Foundation, we continue to be a club that meets the RI goal for Every Rotarian Every Year ($100/member);
~ We supported the eradication of polio with a donation of $2000.
Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel “Taste of Chocolate” due to Covid-19. The 12th Annual event will be held on April 18, 2021. The event will:
~ Support the marketing efforts of over 30 local chefs
~ Include 100% Member participation
~ Commit all net proceeds to Rotary Local
We continue supporting the Desert Skies Methodist Church annual Flea Market:
~ 30% Member participation helping set up the event, work at the event, and clean up
To communicate weekly activities to all members through a Club Bulletin, weekly e-mails, a dynamic website and social media:
Operating 3 websites for the Club, Rotary Local and Taste of Chocolate;
Rincon Rotary Facebook page