Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch at noon.
Radisson Suites Tucson, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. 

We welcome anyone from the public to join us. This is an opportunity to come have fun, eat, and learn more about us. If you are a member, of The Friends, you will vote on our new board members. We also thank our volunteers as without them we can’t do what we do! Below you must reserve your spot by no later than Monday, April 1 by 2:30 PM to ensure your food reservation is in for this event.

Guest Speaker: 

David Fitzsimmons, Editorial Cartoonist & Columnist

David Fitzsimmons, Editorial Cartoonist & Columnist

David Fitzsimmons, Editorial Cartoonist & Columnist

Dave Fitzsimmons, the fastest draw west of the San Pedro, has been a Cartoonist, and a Columnist, for The Arizona Daily Star, ever since Geronimo was just a paperboy, way back in ‘86. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Fitzsimmons’ cartoons are syndicated to over 800 news publications around the world. Last year the Arizona Press Club, in a lapse of sound judgment, voted him the best columnist in the state.

 His beloved wife, Ellen, a key player in the Tucson Festival of Books, daughter of the late Don Dickinson, founder of the School of Library Science, works at the University of Arizona Bookstore and hails from a dynasty of librarians and bibliophiles. She will not let her husband touch her first editions. His bibliophile bride says,“We have a lot of books. We know we’re not hoarders. You can still kick a path.”

  No one in the news or in his audience is safe when his pen is uncapped. Described as a “Flaming moderate at the fringe of America’s center”, Fitz is a snappy dresser who loves reading hate mail from readers and making his kids and grandkids laugh. You can find my cartoons here:


Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Sign Up 

You must reserve your spot no later than: Monday, April 1, 2019 by 2:30 PM to guarantee you have food reserved


***If you want to pay at the door, you must email Jeanette,, to reserve your spot and food choice.***

(List of our volunteers hitting 100+ hrs is posted in the Friends warehouse hallway by Jeanette's offices)

                                                     Chicken: Sautéed Chicken Breast with Champagne Chive Butter Sauce
                                                     Beef: Homemade Meat Lasagna - Roasted Tomato Marinara, Ground Beef and Italian Sausage, Italian Cheeses, Tender Pasta
                                                     Vegetarian: Tortellini Rosa: Tortellini Pasta in Marinara Sauce, Blushed with Cream, Parmesan Cheese

**Please note: If you do not get a confirmation email "Order Shipped" within 48hrs,
we have not received your online order.  Please email Jeanette**