Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
The meeting began with the ringing of the bell by President Fred Timmons.  Fred also led us in a word of prayer and the pledge.
We were very excited to have a full house this week to help us celebrate our special presentations!
President Fred introduced our speakers and guests:
Ken Ruiz invited his special guests:
Minnie Matos, a.k.a "Mom" or "Mommy" 
Biljana West, fiance
J.R. Rodriguez, brother
Randy Vorce, neighbor
President Fred's wife Sharon Timmons
Rick Tarbell's guest, Rotarian Glenn Freres
Without further adieu, President Fred inducted our newest member Kenneth Ruiz.  Since we currently don't have a Membership Chair, three Club members were asked to help with the induction ceremony:  President Fred, President Elect Rick Tarbell and Joe Montagna.  All three were originally invited by Ken to an Oak Hills Rotary Meeting. Never at a loss for words, Ken shared a bit of his personal journey from when he became a member in 1988 and since he has returned to San Antonio.  During the years he joined the Weston Florida Rotary Club in 1998 with very few members.  He left them with a strong 96 members and growing.  He calls it now "The best Club in Florida." During his transition from Florida back to San Antonio he has experienced a lot of changes in a short amount of time - significantly he proposed to Biljana.  Ken says, "I have an attitude."  He wants to grow Oak Hills Rotary Club and make it even stronger. He also said, "Where we'll be tomorrow depends on where we are today."  We are looking forward to what the future holds for this Club and welcome Ken back with open arms!
President Fred had another special presentation today.  Ken Ruiz' fiance Biljana West was presented with his Paul Harris Fellow Pin and Medallion. The Paul Harris Fellow Recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary International has used donations like his to wipe out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Donations are also used to train future peacemakers, support clean water, and strengthen local economies.