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Welcome to the Oak Hills Rotary Club’s website. Hopefully, you will find it useful and informative. We meet on  Wednesdays at 11:45 am at the Outback Steakhouse, 12511 IH-10 West, San Antonio, Texas 78230  United States
 
Rotary is a community service group of business people focused on the needs of their community. Rotary has been around for well over 100 years, starting in  February 1905. The place was Chicago, IL. Paul Harris, an attorney, met with three other local businessmen to discuss improving the business relationships in Chicago. They would “rotate” their periodic meetings between their businesses as they expanded the discussion and brought others businessmen into the meeting. They became organized and incorporated other ideas as they grew.
 
A second club was formed in San Francisco in 1908 with a few more clubs following elsewhere in the United States, one of which was here in San Antonio. In 1911 Rotary became international with the establishment of a club in Canada. Today there are 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs in over 165 countries.
 
Each club supports programs in their community, state, nation, and throughout the world. Since 1986, Rotary International has been a major force responsible for the near eradication of Polio worldwide and we have been joined by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization in this effort over the last several years. Our Club contributes to the Polio Plus foundation each year.
 
Oak Hills Rotary Club was chartered in October 1977 and we took our name from the original meeting place, the Oak Hills Country Club and have been a community leader in our area from the beginning. Our primary philanthropy is to support Child Hunger Programs, Youth Education Programs, and  Regional & International Programs. Please review the Photo Album portion of this Web Page to gain an understanding of our community interface. 
 
Oak Hills Rotary Club meets most Wednesdays at noon for an hour of fellowship and fun. We take the work we do seriously but not ourselves. Come have lunch with us and learn how you can support the San Antonio and International Community.
 
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
The meeting began with the ringing of the bell by President Rick Tarbell.  Fred Timmons led us in a word of prayer and the pledge. 
 
Fred Timmons introduced our guests today: Scholarship Recipient Angie Canonizado and her family, Ariel, Elizabeth and Andrej Canonizado. Scholarship Recipient Alexis Regner and her mother Allison Regner-Pearson. Also joining us today was regular guest and long time friend Dave Jauer.
 
 
Announcements
 
President Rick announced these upcoming club events:
 
  • We enjoyed coffee that Friday, July 12.  The next Coffee Friday will be Aug 8
  • Happy Hour is July 18
 
Gold Raffle Update
Tickets will be available at our next meeting. We are very excited for the plans this year - to be held at the Mini Cooper dealership October 23rd!
 
National What Day 
 
  • National Pina Colada Day

This Day in History

  • 1962 Telstar, the world's first communication satellite is launched in space. The satellite, made by a collaboration between organizations in the U.S., the U.K., and France, transmitted the first live television images in the world.
  • 1940 Battle of Britain . The German air force of Luftwaffe launched an air campaign against England. It was one of the first battles during the Second World War fought entirely between air forces and it ended a few months later with a British victory.
 
Pass the Hat proceeds go to Earn-A-Bike
One of the most entertaining events of our meetings is the umbrella auction! This weeks' spirited bidding did not disappoint.  Ken Ruiz won the opportunity to own the umbrella this month. He enthusiastically greeted our honored guests and invited them to our Gold Raffle to be held at the Mini Cooper dealership October 23rd.
 
Volunteer Opportunity!
 
Volunteer opportunities at Locke Hill Elementary Learning Tree will continue when school is back in session!  To find out more about this awesome program and to register follow this link HERE!
 
James Daniel acted as Sergeant of Arms today. Barry Abrams confessed that he is still walking on a cloud after the arrival of his 6 weeks old granddaughter Sydney.  Ken Ruiz shared that his nephew's birthday was today.
 
 
Gold Raffle Ticket Update
President Rick says that tickets will be available next week!
 
President Rick encourages us to display the Rotary decal on our car. This will help identify us as Rotarians and could start a conversation that might lead to someone wanting to attend a meeting!  We have decals available at our hospitality table at all meetings.
Today we awarded scholarships to two very deserving Interact students.  Angie Canonizado and Alexis Regner are both graduating from the International School of the Americas (ISA). They each brought members of their family to help celebrate with them.  Barry Abrams, Scholarship Chair, introduced both students and shared a little bit about them. One of Angie's strengths is "attention to detail." Angie has been a leader in the Interact club for 4 years and plans to attend the University of Southern California. She wants to do film and television studies. Our other scholarship recipient, Alexis, is known for her strength of "servant leadership." Alexis plans to attend Texas State and major either in math or special education.
 
We commend you Angie and Alexis for all your hard work and for being leaders to your classmates! Thank you for coming and for bringing your family members today!  You have a bright future ahead of you. We will be encouraging you every step of the way!
 
As is our tradition we will donate a book in honor of our scholarship recipients to the Locke Hill Elementary School library.
     
    Spotlight is on John Legris' comments about wine! Today it was Maricool Muscadet - from France - according to John, "very good with shellfish or a light salad." Puerta Plata (translation: silver gate) Reportedly all grapes used for this wine are from the Catalunya region of Spain and are a blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Garnacha. This particular one was a 2017 prize winner in Berlin.
    Ken Donoughue won the opportunity to draw the 2 of clubs for the $650 pot. Unfortunately he drew the 5 of spades. However since "there are no losers at Oak Hills Rotary Club" he took home the Puerta Plata. Andrej Canonizado, Angie's brother, owned the second ticket drawn. He took home the Maricool Muscadet.
     
    Thank you Ken Ruiz for donating the wine this week!   
    This is how we celebrated the end of another week! We enjoyed great treats and fellowship at Broadway Daily Bread this time. Clark High School is not in session so we scored parking spots in front!!! We usually meet the second Saturday of the month.
    Next Coffee Friday:
    Location: Broadway Daily Bread on DeZavala
    When: August 9
    Time: 8 a.m.
     
    "Where everyone knows your name"......Come join us at the Outback Steakhouse - between 5:30 & 6:30?  Derek Matthys says "the earlier the better!" Come join your friends and unwind on July 18!  Typically the third Thursday of the month.
     
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    Greetings from District Governor John Hutcherson
    "ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD is our theme for this Rotary year.   Service in our communities and across the globe is our focus in District 5840.  Through service we build positive relationships around the world and in our communities."  (For more on this story click here)
     
    Council on Legislation Announces Changes
    The Rotary International Council on Legislation (COL) has released their 2019 document that lists the changes for Clubs and Districts.  To read the COL document, click here.
     
    President's Citation
    Read the 2019-2020 Rotary Citation for Rotary Clubs, click here.
    President Rick closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.
     
     
    President Rick reminds us to:
    "Bring a friend to Rotary. We all need to eat lunch, why not enjoy it with Rotarians and learn something interesting during one of our programs?"
     
     
     
     
    Graphic courtesy of Allyson Hamlin
     
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    Service Above Self

    We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
    Outback Steakhouse
    12511 IH-10West
    San Antonio, TX  78230
    United States of America
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