Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
During the previous Rotary year, Jim served as president elect, member of the Community Service Committee and member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee for the club. He also served as chairman for the club’s major fund raising activity, the Fore for Kids golf tournament. With generous business and personal support, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke was able to donate over $20,000 to seven youth programs in communities around SaddleBrooke as a result of the tournament. The programs that benefitted include after school developmental activities in the Coronado K - 8 School, in the Oracle School District and in other youth service organizations. Jim has also served Rotary as a Chair of the International Foundation at SaddleBrooke and on the Rotary Public Service Committee.
During his educational career, Jim received many grants including a Drug Free Schools Grant, a Project HOPE Grant, and a National Workplace Literacy Grant as Project Director. Jim’s career in education culminated in serving as a higher education senior administrator at three colleges. He served in that capacity for fifteen years. For twenty-one years he was a higher education biology faculty member teaching anatomy, physiology, microbiology, oncology and pharmacology. Jim has served on numerous committees and boards. A few that align closely with some areas of club interest include: Board of Directors, San Manuel/Oracle/Mammoth Chamber of Commerce, San Manuel “Focus Future” Committee, and Arizona Occupational Administrator’s Council President.
Jim has outlined goals for his year as club president, and as he stated, “One major goal this year will be to expand our community service involvement and in particular to help improve the quality of life for our local youth. “ For the next school year, the SaddleBrooke Rotary club will help to sponsor one inbound high school exchange student from Japan and one outbound student to France. Last year we hosted an exchange student from Denmark. Supporting youth is one of the top objectives of the club.
Club meetings are held on Thursdays at 11:45 in the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse beginning with lunch. There will be an interesting speaker/program at each meeting. Anyone who is interested from SaddleBrooke or the surrounding community is invited to attend.