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
 
 
 
 
We want to take this time to thank our veterans for their service and for their sacrifice.
 
 
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
Ken Donoughue opened the meeting with the ringing of the bell. Joe Montagna led us with a word of prayer and the pledge.

Vice President John Legris welcomed our guests and speaker: Speaker today was Ana Sandoval, City Councilman District 7 and with her was Joe Bravo, Ana's Chief of Staff. Jason Bridgeman, REALTOR® was guest of Bil Trodlier. Bil invited Jason to say a few words. Jason is with Keller Williams Realty City View and is a Property Manager. He manages about 600 properties and manages Bil's investment properties. Jason's philosophy is "to help people maximize their investment." He is Retired Air Force.
 
Announcements
President Rick Tarbell had a prior commitment today so he was not able to make the meeting. Thank you Ken Donoughue for stepping in and running the meeting!
 
Coffee Friday is this Friday, Nov 8 at Alamo Biscuit Company on Huebner Rd. Meet at 8 a.m. Usually meet 2nd Fri of the Month.
 
Happy Hour is Nov 21 at the Flying Saucer. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Usually meet 3rd Thurs of the Month.
 
Ken Ruiz announced that the winner of the drawing at MINI of San Antonio was Steve Soto. He has the opportunity to drive a MINI for a weekend! Ken also announced that there are rumors for next year's Gold Raffle Drawing again to be held at MINI of San Antonio.
 
Rick Rhodes is known to be late when he attends our club meetings.  He says it's because years ago the meeting time was from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. So in his mind at least he's "on time." We're always glad to see you Rick whenever you are able to attend!
 
Joe Montagna spoke about the MUNSA Pancake Supper fundraiser that was Oct 24. He said it was their biggest fundraiser ever!  They raised $1,250 and served 240 plates. We always enjoy helping this hard working Interact Club! Let's do it again next year!
 
National Days
National Orange Wine day
National Mad Hatter Day
National German-American Day
National Noodle Day
 
This Day in History
1956 Dr. Albert Sabin discovered oral polio vaccine
 
Fred's Funnies
About Crows
A fact you won't soon forget
 
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from avian flu.
A bird pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT avian flu.
The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws.
By analyzing these paint residues, it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.
MTA then hired an ornithological behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. 
He quickly concluded the cause.
When crows eat roadkill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.
They discovered that, while all the look-out crows could shout "cah", not a single one could shout "truck".
 
John Legris introduced our speaker, Ana Sandoval, Councilwoman for District 7. She was speaking out against domestic violence. Many times the cycle of violence is perpetuated through children who are abused. "Hurt people hurt people", Ana said. Many times the victim relies on their abuser. Dating education is needed for young women to teach them what's acceptable behavior. In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of San Antonio is announcing the first of several new initiatives to address domestic violence including launching the “Love Is...” campaign PSA.  To watch it, click HERE. The campaign was developed through a collaboration of the San Antonio Police Department, Department of Human Services, Government and Public Affairs and Metropolitan Health District and supports ongoing programming and policy efforts being developed to respond and reduce domestic violence in San Antonio.
 
Thank you Ana for visiting our club today and for making us aware of these issues. We hope that you are able to come back and join us again sometime!
 
As is our custom, we will donate a book in honor of our speaker to Locke Hill Elementary School Library.  Destiny Mujica has donated books for November. Thank you Destiny!
    Today the pot is $1,050 - a record!  Destiny Mujica owned the first ticket drawn for a chance to win. She picked a card from the deck of only 8 cards. Unfortunately she drew the king of diamonds - as we always say, "there are no losers at Oak Hills Rotary" so she took home the red wine.  Bil Trodlier owned the second ticket drawn and took home the white.  
     
    Vice President John Legris introduced this week's wine selections. The Casillero del Diablo Concha y Toro is from Chile. John didn't know what the relationship between "bull" and "shell" are for a wine so it's a mystery.  The white is from Germany, Wilhelm Bermann, a Riesling.  
     
    With only 7 cards left, the pot grows to a record high of $1,075next week!
     
    Thank you Rick Tarbell for donating the wine for the month of November!
    Missing Pins and Badges
    Barry Abram was missing his pin so he paid a fine.
    Veronica Ruse was missing her pin and also was late so she paid a fine.
    It was time again to auction the umbrella for this month.  Raucous bidding between several club members ensued.  Ken Ruiz ultimately won with his bid of $100! Ken's winning bid for the umbrella goes towards his Paul Harris Fellowship.  He is also fine free as long as he owns the umbrella.  
    Join us at the Alamo Biscuit Company 
    Location: 9630 Huebner Rd. (next to Gracepoint Church)
    When:  Friday, Nov 8
    Time: 8 a.m.
    We usually meet on the second Friday of the month.
    It's time to get happy at the Flying Saucer on Huebner Rd Nov 21 at 5:30 p.m.  Derek Matthys says "the earlier the better!" Typically the third Thursday of the month.
     
    Kathleen Gately of Kendall County Robotics is asking for volunteers for upcoming tournaments:
    Dec 7 at Lighthouse for the Blind
    Jan 4 at Lighthouse for the Blind
    Feb 4 at Texas A&M
     
    Kathleen and her team of robotics experts have visited our club and they have demonstrated what their robots can do!
     
    Mary Denton and her husband Pat McGuyer volunteered last year to judge a tournament plan to judge on Feb 4!
     
    Would you be interested in being a judge? Contact Mary for more details!
     
     
    Volunteer opportunities at Locke Hill Elementary Learning Tree reading program are now open!  To find out more about this awesome program and to register follow this link HERE
    District Governor John Hutcherson's November Message: "We are people of Action!" The Rotary International Foundation is like a top quality money pump. We give to the foundation and the Foundation magnifies our gifts and gives back to put the wheels of Rotary into Action around the world.  Read more..
     
    World Interact Day Nov 2
     
    World Interact Week Nov 4 - Nov 10
     
    Interact District Conference Nov 9 8:30 am - 3 pm at Winston School 
     
    Rotary Day at the UN Nov 11
     
    Rotary Club of San Antonio has awarded the Outstanding Young San Antonian Award to Lorenzo Gomez III. To read his inspiring story click HERE!
     
    THERE ARE TONS OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN OUR DISTRICT! FOR MORE  DISTRICT 5840 NEWS PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE HERE!
    Ken Donoughue closed the meeting and led the members with the Four Way Test.
     
     
    Don't forget!
    "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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    We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
    Outback Steakhouse
    12511 IH-10West
    San Antonio, TX  78230
    United States of America

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