The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Rang in the New Year

Left to right: Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr, Paul Herr, Joe Guyton, and Wendy Guyton

Left to right: Liese Razzeto, Barbara Barr, Paul Herr, Joe Guyton, and Wendy Guyton

Barbara Barr

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke celebrated the old year and rang in the new year at the Passing the Gavel ceremony on Thursday, June 25. Outgoing president, Barbara Barr, praised her board of directors and the members for helping to break records as an award-winning club. The club also led the entire Rotary District 5500 in new members.

The members of the 2019-20 board of directors were honored for their service to the club. Members of the board of directors included President Elect Joe Guyton, President Nominee Liese Razzeto, Past President Doug May, President of the Foundation Gary Terrell, Secretary Paul Herr, Treasurer Joe Guyton, Youth Services, Sheila Tuhy, Community Service, Joe Dylewski, Membership, Wendy Guyton, International Service, Mark Miller, Family of Rotary, Elaine Terry, and Club Services, Chris Millar. Each member was honored with a Rotary portfolio.

Members of the club were also surprised and honored for their work for the club. This year’s honorees included Guardian Angel, Wendy Guyton, Fore For Kids Tournament Director extraordinaire Gordon Wainwright, Service Above Self, Liese Razzeto, President’s Award Paul Herr, and Rotarian of the Year Joe Guyton. The new president, Joe Guyton, and the club surprised outgoing president, Barbara Barr, with the highest Rotary International award, a Paul Harris Fellow.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is not only an award-winning organization devoted to making a difference locally and globally, but also a club that enjoys coming together for life-long learning. Normally, we meet weekly over lunch on Thursdays at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. Currently, we meet weekly on Zoom, where we ZOOM at NOON each Thursday from our homes. Plus, we enjoy getting together for social events and service projects. We have fun making a difference.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to anyone who is living or working in SaddleBrooke Ranch, SaddleBrooke, Oracle, Catalina, Oro Valley, and all surrounding communities. If this sounds like something of interest to you, come join us for lunch on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., when we resume meeting at SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse and meet our friendly members. We are currently holding our meetings on Zoom, and you are welcome to join one of our Zoom meetings. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected]