Rotary Club: Opening Doors for Our Area Youth

Recent graduates of San Manuel Jr/Sr High School

Recent graduates of San Manuel Jr/Sr High School

Barbara Barr and Elaine Terry

Each year the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke assists well deserving area youth in reaching their educational dreams and goals. The club not only awards scholarships for students for their college education, but has recently added scholarships for students to attend vocational educational programs. This year the new Vocational Scholarships will be named the A.T. Barr Scholarship Fund in honor of the memorials sent to the club’s foundation in honor of A.T. Barr. A.T. Barr was a dedicated Rotarian committed to making a difference in the lives of the youth in our communities.

In addition to the scholarships, The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke contributes significantly more in the area of service projects for area youth and those living in our surrounding communities. In addition to supporting local youth organizations, we also provide support to the Tri-Community Food Bank, IMPACT of Southern Arizona, Sister Jose’s Women’s Center, Schools in Catalina, Oracle, and San Manuel, and people throughout our local area. Whether we are collecting blankets for the homeless, packing meals for the food bank, providing nutritious food during the pandemic, cleaning up a road, or handing out Thanksgiving dinners, members of our club enjoy being together while making a difference in the lives of others. We consider ourselves “Rotarians at Work,” but have fun being volunteers in that role.

If the things we as Rotarians do are of interest to you, then you may want to consider becoming a Rotarian. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to those living at SaddleBrooke Ranch, SaddleBrooke, Oro Valley, Oracle, Catalina, and the surrounding areas. As a service club, we have a great sense of camaraderie with our fellow Rotarians while making a difference locally and globally. We get together on a weekly basis for the purpose or building relationships and enhancing our life-long learning opportunities. Socializing is something we look forward to throughout the year.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke meets weekly on Thursdays at mid-day. Prior to the pandemic we met by the fireplace in the Agave Lounge at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse for lunch, updates on service projects within the club followed by an interesting speaker or special program. Currently we are meeting on Zoom. When SaddleBrooke One restaurants are open, some members have made the decision to meet for lunch at the Roadrunner Grill before moving to the Agave Lounge to join in on the Zoom meeting. If you would like additional information, please contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or at [email protected].