Welcome to the Dove Mountain Rotary Club!
Dove Mountain

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 5:15 PM
Highlands Clubhouse
4949 Heritage Club Blvd
Marana, AZ 85658
United States of America
We meet in person and online (check the Club's calendar on this website for details).

Fred Novick Installed as 2021-22 President

Fred Novick was installed as the 2021-22 president of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club at a dinner event on Thursday, July 8, at The Highlands. District Governor Nominee Marc Snow administered the oath of office to Fred, and he also inducted the 2021-22 treasurer, Jeff Penfil, and secretary, Teree Bergman. Fred shared with the club his priorities for the new Rotary year:
  • Membership:  Growth by 40+ percent w/ participating members
  • Fundraising for Club Projects:  $21,200 raised for Charitable Fund (quarterly events)
  • Community Relationships:  Beehive, Imago dei Middle School, Roadrunner Elementary School
  • Peacebuilder:  Projects at Tangerine Sky Park, Mountain View High School
  • Scholarships:  Academic, Technical/Vocational, TRVFA
  • Service Projects:   At least two per quarter
  • Social Events:   At least two per quarter
The club thanked Teree Bergman for her service as president for 2020-21, and she shared some thoughts about leading the club during the Zoom year. She thanked the members of the board of directors: president-elect, Fred Novick; treasurer, Jeff Penfil; secretary, Bill Christiansen; Rotary Foundation chair, Joe Hentges; membership chair, Aleta Wiener; service projects chair, Ralph Harding. Despite the limitations of the pandemic, the club was able to complete several service projects and engage in fund-raising events. Here is a summary of the year's activities:
Rotary Club of Dove Mountain

Pay It Forward Raffle
To Support:   Rotary Club of Dove Mountain Service Projects -- Supporting Youth & Families in the Local Community and Beyond
Six monthly drawings, 1st Thursday of the month, 5:15 pm
1st Prize $300
2nd Prize $200
3rd Prize $100
Each Ticket has 18 chances to win ($3600 in prize money will be given out)
ALL Tickets will be INCLUDED in EVERY monthly drawing, AND for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize!
Candyce Pardee, the District 5500 Youth Protection Officer, has a distinguished legal career as a child sex crimes prosecutor and as a school law attorney.  This background makes her uniquely knowledgeable on issues dealing with child safety in varied areas such as accidents, bullying/hazing, sexual harassment, discrimination, molestation and abuse.
Candy’s Rotary career has included being an active member of the Miami Rotary Club, serving as President of the Yuma Foothills & Sierra Vista Rotary Clubs, just completing 5 years as the District 5500 Secretary, and going into her 3rd year as the District 5500 Youth Protection Officer.
The Rotary Club of Dove Mountain has awarded academic scholarships in 2021 to two local high school graduates.
Diya Patel from Marana High School, to attend Barnard College of Columbia University.
Christopher Te from Mountain View High School, to attend the University of Arizona.
Each received $2,000 scholarships. The students were selected based on academic achievement, an essay, interviews, and extracurricular activities. The DM Rotary Club has awarded academic and vocational student scholarships annually to Mountain View and Marana High School students since 2006.
Veterans Service Project
In March, just before the shutdown, Dove Mountain Rotarians and friends of the club served meals to homeless veterans. The meals were part of an event called Veterans Stand Down, sponsored by Veterans Serving Veterans. There were fewer participants this year than last, probably because of the emerging concern about Covid 19. Nonetheless, the volunteers found it to be a rewarding experience and were pleased to have this opportunity to serve.

DM Rotarians Volunteer at Habitat

A group of Dove Mountain Rotarians and family members donned hard hats and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity June 8. They worked on landscaping, roof trusses, and general construction.

 Audiology Project Brings Gift of Hearing

Dove Mountain Rotary wrapped up its District Grant project in April. With $6000 in club charitable fund money and another $6000 from The Rotary Foundation through the District 5500 grant program, we accomplished the following:
  • provided training for 3 audiology technicians
  • purchased and audiometer
  • tested 200 people for hearing loss
  • dispensed 170 hearing aids
  • adjusted 20 hearing aids
  • provided more than 500 batteries
At its June 6 meeting, the club members heard from audiologist Bob Jensen, who has been spearheading an audiology clinic in Guaymas, Sonora, for more than 25 years. He thanked Dove Mountain Rotarians for providing an element he had long dreamed of: sustainability. The need for hearing screenings and follow-up assistance for those with hearing aids exists throughout the coastal and rural areas of Sonora, technicians trained in this grant have planned mini-clinics every other month (on average) in local schools and nursing homes, rotating among the towns of Guaymas, Etchojoa, Navojoa, and Alamos.
Bob Jensen at DM Rotary
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Executive Secretary
Club Administration
Service Projects Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Peacebuilder Chair
Youth Service
Our Club mailing address:
Rotary Club of Marana - Dove Mountain
P.O. Box 69085
Oro Valley, AZ  85737
Serve to Change Lives
"Service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy on this earth."
Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President
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