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Bulletin for June 19 2019
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
The meeting began with the ringing of the bell by President elect Rick Tarbell. Ken Ruiz led us in a word of prayer and the pledge. 
Mary Denton introduced our guest and speakers today: Glenda Spears is a pre arrangement advisor with the Neptune Society. Glenda is a club candidate and a regular visitor. She is also the guest of John Legris. Alicia Spence and Danielle Griffin came today to speak to us about this history of the King William area and also about the King William Fair.
President elect Rick announced these upcoming club events:
  • next Coffee Friday is July 12
  • Happy Hour was the following day, June 20 and the next Happy Hour is July 18
Stuart Dudley, our treasurer, announced that our annual dues are now $175. There is now a $3 charge each week for members for tea to offset Club expenses. Meals are still a low $13 and tickets for wine drawing is still $2. 
Our program next week is recognition and appreciation of our Club officers for 2018-19. We will also have the induction of Club officers for 2019-20.
Umbrella Time
James Daniel owns the umbrella this month. In James' absence Ken Ruiz spoke on his behalf to celebrate James and Eloise's adoption journey. We are anxious to hear more when James returns to the next meeting! James' winning bid for the umbrella 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!  
Volunteer Opportunity!
Volunteer opportunities at Locke Hill Elementary Learning Tree will continue when school is back in session!  To find out more about this awesome program and to register follow this link HERE!
San Antonio Food Bank
President Fred was absent today so we didn't have his usual wry wit and humor.  Today Bruce Richter spoke about the check presentation at the San Antonio Food Bank. Bruce, Gloria and Veronica Ruse delivered the check to assist the Food Bank with the needs of children during the summer while school is not in session. They appreciated the club's sensitivity and thoughtfulness. There were 35 young people packing boxes of food that day. Bruce told us that restaurants deliver food which is refrigerated. We have been invited to join them for lunch sometime and it was discussed that perhaps during December we may plan to an offside visit! We are very pleased to support such a worthy organization that helps so many in need! 
This month's Pass the Hat benefits The Food Bank
Fines and Confessions
Ken Ruiz acted as Sergeant at Arms today and collected our fines. Ken Donoughue's phone went off so he owed a fine. Allyson Hamlin has been away with her job and we were glad to see her again - however since she was tardy a fine was collected from her! Veronica Ruse was missing her pin and paid a fine.
Club Lunch and Business Program
Our speakers today, Alicia Spence and Danielle Griffin are representatives of the King William Fair. Alicia is working hard to preserve the history and legend of the King William area. Danielle shared with us that she resides in the King William area. This fine old neighborhood just south of downtown. The King William Association is a nonprofit organization of residents and citizens dedicated to preserving the architectural character and the residential heritage of the neighborhood located south of downtown San Antonio. This area is protected by national and city historic designations. The King William Fair is a Fiesta sanctioned event and is for only one day. A ton of work and planning go into this single day's event. In 1967, the King William Association was chartered as a non-profit corporation to preserve the oldest residential historic district in the state of Texas ad to promote the unique cultural heritage of San Antonio. To further that mission, the Association hosted its first Fair in 1968. Since then, the Fair has grown from a one-block arts exhibit to a major Fiesta San Antonio event. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of Fairgoers, the Fair raises funds for arts, education and community improvements. Alicia told us that the Fair is looking for volunteers in these areas: logistics team, admission & security and gate captains, art & craft booth sitters, and the parade team. Free admission and parking for volunteers. Also volunteer kickoff and wrap up parties!  Put this date on your calendar: April 25, 2020 for the next King William Fair!  For more information please click HERE!
Fun fact: John Legris shared that he and Ken Donoughue had fun volunteering at a snow cone booth at the Fair.
Thank you, Alicia and Danielle for coming today and sharing stories about this historic and beautiful neighborhood!  We would love to see you again - please visit us any time for lunch!
Thanks to Barry Abrams for donating books for the month of June!
    Show Low Raffle
    The pot is now $600 and the club members are excited to see who will win!  Thanks once again to John Legris for describing the wine offerings today: Lunardi Pinot Grigio (white) and Anciano Garnacha (red). Stuart Dudley owned the first ticket drawn. As we all held our breath he drew...the jack of hearts!  He did not walk away disappointed since he chose the Anciano Garnacha. Gloria Richter owned the second ticket drawn and took home the Pinot Grigio.
    Thank you Ken Ruiz for donating the wine for June!   
    Coffee Friday
    We're head over heels for Coffee Friday!  Typically the second Friday of the month. 
    We just love to chew the fat while sipping our favorite morning drinks! Why not start your morning off right with us?
    ****Please note a change in venue for the next Coffee Friday****
    Location: Broadway Daily Bread on DeZavala
    When: July 12
    Time: 8 a.m.
    Happier Hour
    Where everyone knows your name......Come join us at the Outback Steakhouse - between 5:30 & 6:30?  Derek Matthys says "the earlier the better!" Come join your friends and unwind on July 18!  Typically the third Thursday of the month.
    District 5840 News
    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!
    Four Way Test
    President elect Rick closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.
    President elect Rick reminds us to:
    "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