Welcome to Our Website!
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 Fred Timmons. Bruce Richter led us in a word of prayer and the pledge.  President Fred introduced our speaker and guest: Our speaker today was Brenda Jackson who is a member of the board of directors of the San Antonio Division of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Fun fact: her professional title is Brenda Jackson, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. Whew! She prefers to go by Brenda with her Rotary friends. We were happy to see our frequent guest and friend Dave Jower who is a member of the Northwest Rotary Club.
President Fred took us through our calendar of events
  • next Coffee Friday is June 14 
  • next Happy Hour is June 20
Fred shared with us his that he and Ken Donoughue attended the District 5840 Conference that was held here in San Antonio May 3rd & 4th. He said that both of them attended both days of the conference.  He said that the Saturday event was "the best one!" Over $76,000 was raised for the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund through the cruise raffle. The winning ticket was drawn Saturday during the conference and Robert Hamilton, a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio won the lucky ticket. Robert was the winner of TWO cruises since was the buyer and seller!  The Rotary Exchange Students and Interact Club participated in the Saturday program. These students are our future leaders and they are very involved in volunteer activities, learning leadership skills while excelling in scholastic studies. Here are a few photos that Ken Donoughue was able to capture!
National What Day
  •  National Juice Slush Day – no rush, go slush
  • National Chocolate Chip Day – in 1937, Ruth Graves while working at the Toll House Inn decided to add a little chocolate to her cookies. Her cookies were a huge success and she signed a contract with the Nestle brand for her recipe which became Toll House Cookies.
  • National Nylon Stocking Day – Pantyhose were introduced in 1959.
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day – part of Police Week, paying tribute to local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers. Flags are flown at half- staff on this day in memory of those officers that have we have lost while in the line of duty.
This Day in History
  • 1972 – Governor George Wallace was shot
  • 1937 – Madeline Albright was born in the Czech Republic, she and her family fled to England in 1939 to escape the concentration camps. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1948. She became the first female Secretary of State for the U.S in 1997.
  • 1900 – Frank Baum wrote a children’s book called “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, it was made into the movie, The Wizard of Oz in 1939 and has become the “Most Seen Film in Movie History”.
Today's Pass the Hat benefits Blessings in a Backpack
Without further adieu, our newest member, Matt Sheehan was inducted today!  He is the Associate Director of Campus Operations at Galen College.  Matt is new to San Antonio and wants to be "part of a caring organization." We're glad you are part of our club Matt!  His sponsor is Ken Donoughue.  
Ken Ruiz lent a hand in collecting the fines this week! Since he couldn't find the usual butterfly net he used one of the FAST bags Brenda Jackson gave to us as part of her program. Apparently no one had any missing pins or badges.  Destiny Mujica confessed that she missed the meeting last week because she was on vacation. She and her boyfriend went to Florida on a get away - you deserved it Destiny! Allyson Hamlin also missed the meeting last week because she had back-to-back meetings - your promotion really is keeping you busy Allyson! It was good to see you.  Fred Timmons confessed he also missed last week's meeting due to a CPA conference. Richard Lounsbery shared that he took a trip recently to Denver - we're glad to have you back Richard!
There was no umbrella time today because James Daniel was absent from our meeting. James won the Umbrella during a rowdy auction last week!  His winning bid goes towards his Paul Harris Fellowship.  He will have the opportunity to speak during the meetings that he owns the umbrella and will be fine free!  Hope to see you next week James!
Ken Donoughue has been sharing that he, Marlene Mattox and Gloria Richter are enjoying reading to the children at Locke Hills Elementary's Learning Tree!  To find out more about this program and to register follow this link HERE!
 Our favorite Sommelier John Legris was on hand to share a little bit about the wines offered today!  Losen-Bock Stanz Riesling Kabinett and Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. John shared that Chilean wines are excellent! He prefers Cabernet and Merlot.  Bil Trodlier won the opportunity to draw the 2 of clubs from the deck to win the $475 pot. He drew the ten of diamonds and felt like a winner when he took home the Frontera Merlot. Gloria Richter owned the second ticket drawn and chose the Riesling Kabinett.
Thank you Derek Matthys for donating the wine for May! 
Brenda Jackson was our speaker today for the American Stroke Association.  May is stroke month and she taught us how to recognize a stroke and get help. The F.A.S.T. system: Face drooping Arm weakness Speech difficulty Time to call 911
A stroke is a brain attack. Signs of aneurysm: crashing headache, trouble with balance (vertigo) migraine headaches. This is more common in women due to hormonal changes. Foods thought to trigger migraine headaches: red tint such as in red wine, foods in nightshade family: potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. Regarding diet, eggs are no longer thought to cause high cholesterol. Recommended decrease salt consumption, decreased use of canned and processed foods, no preservatives. Some ethnicities seem to have an increased risk of stroke. For more information go to the American Stroke Association website HERE! Thank you Brenda for speaking to us and alerting us to early warning signs of stroke. As a token of our appreciation we will donate a book in Brenda's honor to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library.
    Our club objective is to have an official list of members for the July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 Rotary year to be completed by Wednesday June 12, 2019
    • The membership due amount for the coming year is $175 per member
    • Members are asked to complete one of the following two payment options with Treasurer Stuart Dudley on or before Wednesday, June 12, 2019
      • Pay the $175 amount to Stuart on or before 6-12-19
      • Discuss and communicate a request to pay the $175 in 2 monthly installments of $100 payment paid by 6-12-19 and $75 paid by 7-10-19
    • Members who make no payments by 6-12-19 will be deleted from our club's membership for the coming year on June 15, 2019 and can be rejoined after July 1 with full due payment
    Why drink (coffee) alone when you can pal around with your friends?? Typically the second Friday of the month. We welcome your input!  Is there a day/time better for you? PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!!!  
    Location: Einstein Bagels on DeZavala
    Next Time: June 14
    Time: 8 a.m.
    The Outback Steakhouse is the new place for libations and munchies - typically the third Thursday of the month. Meeting time seems to be when everyone gets there - between 5:30 & 6:30?  Come join your friends and unwind on June 20!
    Here is a blast from the past of another very happy hour!
    Register today for the 2019-2020 District 5840 District Governor and Officers Installation.  This event will celebrate our outgoing District Governor, Kathy Hubbard, and install our incoming District Governor, John Hutcherson, the District Governor Elect, Xavier Toson, and the District Governor Nominee, Kristy Vandenberg.  
    Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. with the Induction of Officers at 6:00 p.m. 
    A dinner buffet will open at 6:15 p.m.
    At the Random Beer Garden, 11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, Boerne, TX
    RSVP June 25
    New Club Forming: The Passport Club! "A new, exciting and innovative approach to joining Rotary." Membership is open to any currently inactive Rotarian in District 5840. The particulars about this new club is on the District 5840 website - click HERE!
    President Fred closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.
    President Fred reminds us to:
    "Bring someone to Rotary 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 is courtesy of Allyson Hamlin.


    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
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