After our tour of the facility, President Fred turned the meeting over to District Governor Dr. Kathryn Hubbard who we all know as Kathy. Kathy reviewed the history of our Club, our ongoing projects,  the successes that we have achieved and the future of our Club.  She talked about our Club's beginnings, charted in 1977 beginning with 35 members and grew to a high of 90 members during our history. The Club was originally sponsored by the San Antonio Rotary Club. The Club's history includes the wildly successful Shrimp Fest held at UTSA for 15 years beginning in 1989. During these events the Club sold 500 tickets making $30,000. The Shrimp Fest then moved to Helotes and was held there for 5 or 6 years.
Currently the Club is working on a merger with Med Center Rotary Club.  Kathy recommends completion of the merger by the end of December because of RI dues. 
She reminded us the Rotary Day is March 23. She proposed that we plan a project for that day.  She stated that "Success in planning is key."  Her thought provoking challenge to us was, "Would our community notice if our Club left?"
She shared with us that donations to Rotary Foundation may be made thru and can be made as a direct donation.
She was excited to announce the Million Dollar Dinner planned for January 2020. More information will be shared when it becomes available.
She asked if we had considered applying for a District Grant.  District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.
She touched on the tragedy of human trafficking.  Our Club featured two speakers within the year who shared this reality with us.
She mentioned the community service of the San Antonio West Rotary Club member Chief Master Sergeant Dwayne Hopkins (Ret.), currently the Executive Director of Fisher House.  He was a recent speaker with our Club with his though provoking "Why you should be a Rotarian".
Thanks to our District Governor and Assistant District Governor we were all inspired and challenged to get involved in our community.  We appreciate their leadership and look forward to seeing them again at our meetings in the future!