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 or Online (check the Clubs calendar on this website for details).
The Music of Neil Diamond, starring David Fanning
5:30 pm Friday, January 29
(Doors open at 4:30 pm)
Dress for cold weather and bring chairs and a blanket, or listen on your car radio in the comfort of your car.
$45 per car
Click here to purchase tickets online and call/text Prudy Abeln at 575-613-3337 for parking space assignment.
Food and Drinks can also be ordered through Gaslight Music Hall: 
Click here for Gaslight Music Hall website
Click here for Grandma Tonys Pizza website
At: Gaslight Music Hall Parking Lot
13005 N Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 
This event will Benefit: The Community Food Bank in Marana
Click here for The Community Food Bank in Marana website

The Community Food Bank in Marana has served our neighbors in the Marana, Avra Valley, Picture Rocks, and Oro Valley areas since the 1950s. In addition to providing emergency food assistance, they partner with other local nonprofits to provide a variety of services for our neighbors in need. 
(Or if you choose to pay by check, please make check payable to: Dove Mountain Rotary Charitable Fund and mail to: Dove Mountain Rotary Club Benefit Concert, P.O. Box 69085, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.  $10 of the ticket price is tax deductible).
Audra Winters has been the President/CEO of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, since February 2019. Before moving to Marana and assuming this role, she was the President/CEO of the Farmington, NM Chamber. She is a recent graduate of the Institute for Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Audra holds an associate degree from Mesa Community College and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Marana Resource Center and Food Bank.
Audra spoke with us about the Marana Chambers history, membership, mission, funding, and numerous new things happening in 2021.
      John Lenzi has more than 30 years of experience in Higher Education. At Columbia University in NYC, he held a variety of administrative and academic administration positions including University Registrar. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he held several roles including University Registrar, member of the Academic Matters Council, General Education Council, Undergraduate Education Council, Committee on Admissions & Records, and Faculty Senate.
     John spoke to us about the Lifelong Learning in Retirement program at The Highlands of Dove Mountain.  It is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Institute Network, and offers lifelong learning opportunities to retirees, both residents and non-residents of the Highlands of Dove Mountain.
     Jason Angell has been the Director of Development Services for the Town of Marana, since January, 2018. He has 20 years of experience in community development, for municipalities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Jason holds a Bachelors of Community Development from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and lives with his family in Marana.
     Jason provided an excellent overview of current & future residential development in Marana.
DM Rotary’s Nov 19th ZOOM meeting was an Official Club Visit by our D5500 DG Diane Ventura- Goodyear and our Assistant DG Marc Snow.
   Diane learned more about the Club Directors and their current roles & responsibilities, met the club’s newest members, and was updated on the club’s goals, activities, and collaborations.
     She spoke about the current pandemic, that no Rotarian should feel compelled to attend in-person during the pandemic, and highlighted some opportunities for guest speakers, attending other club meetings, and other opportunities.
    Our DG spoke about many new things put into place by the District to help us navigate, including significant leadership & Toastmaster training on D5500.org, 10 Zoom licenses, Quick Books Live, the region 26/27 virtual fundraising platforms available, and now having both a district treasurer & bookkeeper.
     Diane emphasized how Rotary is changing, how Rotarians must have unity, work with each other, think outside the box, and should “go for it” with any new and creative ideas.
     A few planned events were discussed, including a virtual Four-Way Test Contest in April, and the District Conference in Tubac being a hybrid event.
    Diane shared several messages from the RI President, including:
  • Don’t focus on headcount, but select members carefully and then communicate & engage them.
  • Embrace new club types (satellite, eClubs, fellowship clubs, other).
  • Club member’s ages not so important, as long as clubs can think outside the box.
  • Continue to support polio eradication.
  • Interacts & Rotaracts are strongly supported.
  • Hold a strategic meeting every year, a district vision team “Re-imaging Rotary after Covid” can help.
     Other suggestions included: wearing your Rotary garb daily to create opportunities to introduce Rotary to others, donating to the Rotary Foundation with Rotary Direct, and using the Brand Center for brochures / business cards / logo updates.
     In appreciation of the DG and Assistant DGs visit, our club donated $100 to Polio Plus.
During October and November, DM Rotarians collaborated with the Tucson Sunrise Rotary Club, by participating in their "Friends of Pima Animal Care Center" project bagging dog & cat food as well as cat litter to help needy pet owners.

"Friends of PACC" Photo Gallery

DM Rotary Club recently prepared  & delivered 22 handbags with basic needs items to Eagles Wings of Grace, a non-profit organization that helps local disadvantaged women after life-altering situations such as addiction, abuse, and incarceration. This District 5500 "Handbags of Hope" service project was coordinated by DM Rotarians Brigitte Hentges, Prudy Abeln, and Mary Ann Tatum.

"Handbags of Hope" Photo Gallery

DM Rotary Peacebuilder committee member David Eisenberg attended this ZOOM presentation & workshop, focused on achieving greater inner peace and learning how to manage interpersonal conflict better. The presentation is a combination of training and skill building and was presented by the Center for Community Dialogue and Training of Tucson for Rotary District 5500 on Saturday, November 7th. Especially during these difficult times, it may be worthwhile to review this excellent material.
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Rotary Club of Marana - Dove Mountain
P.O. Box 69085
Oro Valley, AZ  85737
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