Catalina Rotary Club Member Bio
Yep What do you do when you are happily married with a very active family of 6 children, have a busy career as a Vice President, Commercial Banking for Alliance Bank of Arizona and you want to relax?
Easy! You join the 2nd oldest Rotary Club in Tucson and then eventually become its President.
Meet Jimmy Muñozcano, the 21-22 President of Catalina Rotary. Born in Tucson. Grew up in Nogales Arizona. Finished high school in California. Then on to a Catholic liberal arts college in Ventura, Ca. with a BA in Liberal arts and a focus on theology and philosophy. It’s where he met his wife to be, Marianne. They were married soon after college.
Jimmy started in retail banking out of college and then moved to the commercial side over 13 years ago. His career has taken him from California to New Mexico to Colorado and, finally, back here to Tucson in 2017.
He started in Rotary in Gallup in 2008, then on to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. What eventually brought him back to Arizona was a perspective he found by watching older members in his Rotary club. Even though they lived in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, they talked often about how wonderful it was to visit their kids and grandkids. It made him realize again how very important family is and was going to be even more so as his kids got older.
From this perspective, Tucson is just the right size. Big enough and small enough. Marianne, though, is from Vancouver BC and she still misses the cloudy and overcast days. With that same perspective, Jimmy knew he wanted to belong to Rotary again when he moved to Tucson, so he looked at various Clubs and found Catalina with the right emphasis on balancing family, work and community service. The fit turned out to be a good one as he became the 21 – 22 Club President for Catalina.
Did he know what he was getting into as President of the Club? Absolutely! He’s been President and Treasurer before in other Rotary Clubs. When he got to Gallup in 2008, he encountered the old-school tradition of “At our Bank, we have members in Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions.” He was lucky enough to get Rotary. And we were lucky enough to get Jimmy as a member.
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