Welcome to the Oak Hills Rotary Club Website!
We meet on Wednesdays at 11:45 am 
Outback Steakhouse 
12511 IH-10 West 
San Antonio, Texas 78230 
United States
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
In President Rick Tarbell's absence, Past President Fred Timmons opened the meeting with the ringing of the bell. He also led us with a word of prayer and the pledges. Our guest speaker, Brent Fessler from Hallmark University, is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. Also introduced were guests Dave Jauer, frequent visitor and friend of our club who member of the Northwest Rotary Club. Also joining us was Maverick Pascal, invited by Veronica Ruse. 
The Board of Directors met last week. As part of our succession plan we have appointed John Legris as President Elect to succeed Rick Tarbell as President beginning in July 1.  Rick Rhodes has been appointed as Vice President to finish out John Legris' term as Vice President for the remainder of the Rotary year.
Past President Fred Timmons, in a weak moment, agreed to Chair the Scholarship Committee. What was he thinking? So everyone that was on that committee last year will be expected to continue. He will work with Barry Abrams to make the transition.
Past President Fred announced that we are seeking nominations for President Elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  
Ken Ruiz announced that he enjoyed the last Happy Hour on Jan 16 at the Flying Saucer along with Ken Donoughue, Veronica Ruse, Derek Matthys and his wife Sheila.  The next Happy Hour will be Feb 20 at Europa, a new Pan-European Restaurant located at 8811 Fredericksburg Rd, behind USAA. Find out more info about it HERE!
Bruce Richter and Secretary Mary Denton said they enjoyed coffee fellowship on Jan 10 at Einstein Bagels on DeZavala Rd. For your GPS, their address is 12730 W IH 10. Click HERE to find out more!  Next coffee will be again at Einstein Bagels on Feb 14
Past President Fred Timmons shared some humor:
Wife is in the kitchen and Husband is in the Living Room. He hears his wife say, "Sweetie, what do you want for supper?  Do you want chicken, beef or salmon?" The husband answers, "Beef sounds good to me.  "His wife says, "Shut up stupid, you’re getting soup, I’m talking to the cat."
Today in History
  • 1998 – Unabomber Ted Kaczynski accepted a sentence of life in prison without parole for the 20 bombs that he sent out over a 17 year period that killed 3 people and injured more than 20 others.
  • 1984 – Apple’s iconic 1984 commercial airs during the Super Bowl. It is widely agreed to be one of the most powerful and effective commercial of all time.
  • 1901 – Queen Victoria of England dies after a 63 year reign.
  • 1973 – Lyndon B. Johnson passes away at the age of 64.
  • 1973 – Roe vs Wade is decided that establishes a woman’s legal right to an abortion.
Famous Birthdays
  • 1949 – Steve Perry of the Rock group Journey
  • 1959 – Linda Blair who became famous from her role in The Exorcist
  • 1968 – Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive – Ins and Dives
Pass the Hat goes to Elf Louise
Our program next week is:  Major General (Ret) Angie Salinas, USMC currently CEO for the Girl Scouts.
Feb 19 – put it on your calendar for this speaker, Detective George Segura, he spoke at Dist Conf on Human Trafficking. He is an outstanding speaker.
March 4 - We will NOT BE MEETING at Outback Steakhouse - Meeting place to be announced.
Business Lunch Program
Brenda Jackson introduced today's speaker, Brent Fessler. Brent is Chief Advance and Institutional Effectiveness Officer with Hallmark University.  Hallmark University is private and non profit. Hallmark University has graduate and undergraduate degrees focusing on four key areas: Aeronautics, Healthcare, Business and Information Technology. These four areas have been chosen because they will provide you with the best opportunity for success after you graduate. Brent says the #1 trait that business look for in an applicant is Character over Skill.  Read how Hallmark University helps students develop Character HERE!  Brent says that Character is always a journey; we never arrive. "Live life for a greater purpose." Brent shared that a degree from Hallmark University has the highest probability of increasing income index. Brent touched on Simon Sinek's inspiring and motivational book, Start with Why and the Golden Circle.  Brent shared "the things we do - our work - can be a service to the community." For more information on Hallmark University click HERE!
Thank you Brent for speaking to our club today! A book in your honor has been donated to the Locke Hill School Library.
Thank you Brenda Jackson for donating the books for this month!
Umbrella Time
Past President Fred Timmons owns Umbrella.  He decided to wait to talk next week.  His winning bid goes towards his Paul Harris Fellowship.
Show Low Pot and Raffle
Vice President John Legris introduced our wines for today: J. Lohr, a red wine is from Paso Robles California. He feels the region produces some of the best wines in California. The white is a Bottega Vinaia pinot grigio from Italy. Guest Dave Jauer owned the first ticket drawn and had the opportunity to draw the 2 of clubs and win the pot of $100. He drew the king of clubs. He did not go home unrewarded - he chose the red wine. Rick Rhodes owned the second ticket drawn and took the white wine.
The wines for this month were donated by Bruce Richter. Thank you Bruce!
Brags and Confessions
Bruce Richter has been watching the news and is disturbed about stories about the devastating Australia brush fires.  
Allyson Hamlin confessed that her job involves a lot of traveling.
Ken Ruiz met with District Governor John Hutcherson. He pointed out to the future DG that he was not wearing his pin.  Turns out Ken was told that he wasn't wearing his pin either!
Stuart Dudley confessed that he will soon celebrate his birthday and will make a contribution towards his Paul Harris Fellow.
Missing Pins
Today apparently everyone was wearing their Rotary pin...
The Club received a very nice Thank You letter for our contribution to The Center for Refugee Services.
Thank You Notes were received from:
Kinetic Kids
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas 
Haven for Hope
Do We Have a Volunteer?
Please don't forget to submit your photos and volunteer for Rotary activities! 
1.You will be credited with a Meeting Makeup
2. We can brag about you in the Bulletin
Why Volunteer? Here are just a few reasons...
  • It's good for you
  • Brings people together
  • Decreases stress
  • Increases your confidence
  • Promotes personal growth and self esteem
  • You get a chance to give back
  • You make a difference
District 5840 Cruise Raffle tickets available at our weekly meetings!
Win a 6-8 Night Royal Caribbean Cruise
Caribbean * Bermuda * Canada * Alaska * Europe
Royal Diamond Level for 2, Balcony Stateroom
Winner & Seller each win a cruise for 2!
$10 per ticket
Drawing at District Conference, May 1, 2020
Winner need not be present to win
For more info click HERE.
Invite Someone to Rotary!
President Rick encouraged members to bring a guest to Rotary.  He then closed the meeting with the recital of the "Four Way Test" by the Club members.


Oak Hills Rotary Club

Service Above Self

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

(210) 846-9320
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Upcoming Events
Maj Gen (Ret) Angie Salinas USMC
Jan 29, 2020
Girl Scouts
Sgt 1st Class Anthony Stickland
Feb 05, 2020
Speaking about his military deployments
City Councilman John Courage Dist 9
Feb 12, 2020
Higher education in San Antonio
Feb 19, 2020
Dr Reg Culley, Chiropractor
Feb 26, 2020
Will speak about his profession
Sharon Wyeth
Mar 11, 2020
Niemologist - will speak about her profession
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Maj Gen (Ret) Angie Salinas USMC
Jan 29, 2020
Girl Scouts
Sgt 1st Class Anthony Stickland
Feb 05, 2020
Speaking about his military deployments
City Councilman John Courage Dist 9
Feb 12, 2020
Higher education in San Antonio
Feb 19, 2020
Dr Reg Culley, Chiropractor
Feb 26, 2020
Will speak about his profession
Sharon Wyeth
Mar 11, 2020
Niemologist - will speak about her profession
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