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Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm

Drive days to 'stuff bus' with school supplies

Special school supply drive days have been established for area districts, with school buses on site to "Stuff the Bus."

School supplies may be donated from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 24, for Amphitheater schools at Walgreen's, 2175 W. Ina Road, and from noon to 4 p.m. for Flowing Wells schools at Walgreen's, 1415 West River Road.

A special "Stuff the Bus" drive day for Marana schools is Saturday, July 31, from noon to 4 p.m. at Walgreen's, 7800 N. Cortaro.

Donations may also be taken to the Tucson Association of Realtors office, 2445 N. Tucson Blvd., Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Bergman new president of Sunset Rotary

James Bergman has been installed as 2010-'11 president of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset.

Joining him on the board of directors are Sarah Craddock, John Standifer, Bill Fee, Larry Sayre, Kirstin Stephens, Dan Heirshberg and B.J. Cordova.

The service club meets each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at El Parador Restaurant.


Chamber events director is leaving the post this week

Cecelia Smith, events director for the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, is leaving the position this week, chamber president and chief executive officer Ramon Gaanderse said Monday.

Smith, who is from Georgia, is moving with her husband back to the Southeast. He has taken a position near Huntsville, Ala.

"I am grateful for the rewarding opportunity to serve the membership of the chamber, and will take with me some wonderful experiences that are sure to have an everlasting impact on me personally and professionally," Smith said.

Smith joined the chamber in January 2009.

"While her great attention to detail was obvious, her contributions to customer service were truly above and beyond," Gaanderse said. "With her help on monthly and special events, the chamber increased its visibility in our community as well as to our membership. But perhaps even more importantly, the vendors she worked with and members she interacted with, the feedback was always positive."


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