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Bulletin for Sept 4 2019
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
The meeting opened with the ringing of the bell by Past President Fred Timmons. Vice President John Legris let us with the prayer and the pledge today. President Rick recognized our friends, regular visiting Rotarian Dan Tappmeyer of the Northwest Rotary Club and club member candidate, Glenda Spears. John also introduced our speaker for today, Gil Hine. 
National What Day 
  • National Wildlife Day – encourages improved awareness of the species around us and focuses on endangered species, preservation and conservation efforts around the world.
  • National Newspaper Carrier Day – the first paper boy was hired on Sept 4, 1833 at the age of 10 years old. He sold newspapers on the street corner.
  • National Macadamia Nut Day – this nut originated in Australia. This tree grows between 30 – 40 feet high. Most are today grown in Hawaii
This Day in History
  • 1886 – Geronimo surrendered to U.S. Govt. He had battled the Govt for 30 years.
  • 1951 – Pres Truman makes first transcontinental television broadcast
  • 2002 – The First American Idol competition is won by Kelly Clarkson, a 20 year old cocktail waitress from Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2014 – Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81.
Famous Birthdays
  • Charlie Sheen is 54 today (born in 1965)
  • Calvin Coolidge born in 1872 died in 1933
  • Neil Simon born in 1927 died in 2018
Fred's Funnies
(Courtesy of Fred Timmons)
After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on - neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she endured. 
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down in a daze.
The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?"
The husband replied, "Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesday...but I fish on Fridays."
Pass the Hat today goes to Center for Refugee Services
Next week District Governor John Hutcherson will be our guest speaker.
Our 30th Annual Gold Raffle is Oct 23 at Mini Dealership on IH 10 W.
Fred Timmons asked, "Who is planning to attend the Gold Raffle?"  Fred announced that if you don't have commitments on Gold Raffle tickets please turn them in by Oct 1.
Ken Donoughue reports that Rotary Leadership Institute registration is now open. It will be held at Spring Creek United Methodist Church Saturday, September 14th. 
Also the Foundation Seminar will be held Oct 5 in the Croc Center in Kerrville. You must register to attend.event is Oct 31. Last year 3,500 children and adults attended. You must sign up for a background check.
The United Way has pulled back $400K funding to the Girl Scouts. Thankfully other corporations have stepped up to support this organization.
Ken also announced that Morgan's Wonderland annual More Delightful than Freightful 
Dan Tappmeyer spoke about the Antigua Guatemala project helping improve 2 school kitchens. Our club is participating in this project and has been awarded a district matching grant to help fund the project. Dan said that they are already improving the existing kitchen conditions due to the fact that officials are visiting the schools. They are ready to start constructing the commercial kitchens for the schools. 
Happy Hour is Thursday, Sept 20 at Outback Steakhouse. We meet at 5:30 p.m.
Coffee Friday is Friday, September 13 at Broadway Daily Bread. We meet at 8:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker
District Governor John Hutcherson is our distinguished guest speaker on Sept 11!  You don't want to miss this so mark it down on your calendar! 
Lunch and Business Program
Destiny Mujica introduced our speaker today, Gil Hine. Gil said that this was his first time to talk about cycling. He began as a 4 year old on a bike. While a student at the University of Texas he owned a car but couldn't use it all the time so he rode his bike. After graduation, 10 years and 1 month later he was in Houston which wasn't bike friendly at the time.  So he began running marathons - after suffering some injuries he had to give up running.  He then returned to running.  He says it is a "happy sport."  "Haven't you seen the faces of runners?  They aren't smiling."  He says the benefits of cycling is it reduces stress which leads to better health. In 1982 he returned to San Antonio. Most drivers are courteous to cyclists. San Antonio has done a marvelous job supporting cyclists. When he returned to SA he joined Wheelmen 100. Originating in 1971 and qualified as a non profit in 1985. Currently there are 350-400 active members. The organization is 100% voluntary. Wheelmen 100 is a 2 part organization: social and advocacy. There are several organized rides a year. Members are from all walks of life. The group "gives back" including the San Antonio Mobility Commission and sponsors two bike education programs.
Their fundraiser this year is to benefit Earn-A-Bike! It will be in Atkins Texas at Texas Pride BBQ on Sept 21. Click HERE to learn more about it! 
Among their many projects they reached out to First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and will sponsor the first rest stop for their fundraising ride. There is a ton of information about the Wheelmen 100 online!  Please click HERE for just one of the websites! Please click HERE to learn more about the rides!

Thank you Gil, for coming to our meeting today and sharing your story!  We hope you come back and visit us sometime soon!

As is our custom we donate a book in their honor to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library.

Brenda Jackson donated the books for September!  Thank you Brenda!

    Show Low Raffle
    Vice President John Legris was once again in top form as he introduced this week's wines: From Sister Creek in Sisterdale a Muscat white wine. John said, "my wife and I love it!"  The red today was Temranillo from Spain. Made with black grapes, it is full bodied and red grapes that ripen early. It is aged at least 1 year in oak barrels. This one aged for 3 years. "Goes well with roast and lamb and other grilled meats," says John. Future Rotarian Glenda Spears was the first ticket drawn and had the chance to win the $850 pot. Instead of drawing the 2 of clubs to win, she drew the 7 of diamonds!  As a consolation prize, she chose the red wine.  Roger Thompson owned the second ticket and took home the white.
    Ken Donoughue donated the wine for September.  Thanks Ken!
    Fines and Confessions
    Missing Pins and Badges
    Joe Montagna and Destiny Mujica were missing their pins so they paid a fine.
    Roger Thompson said that a sure conversation starter is "wanna see where they put my cath?" Thankfully his was near his wrist! He recently had a heart cath - no stint was needed.
    Gloria Richter reports that "Mighty Madison Martinez, baby woman of America" is enjoying college.  She can't wait to begin her practice as a nurse.
    Brenda Jackson said that she has missed Rotary for two weeks because she has been home supervising home repairs. She also reports that last week she and husband Charles celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary! Their son is a member of the downtown Rotary and he celebrated his birthday recently.  Their other son is visiting in Atlanta over the holiday.
    Gold Raffle Ticket Update
    Don't forget - the Gold Raffle will be October 23!  Be sure to sell all your tickets and see if Ken Ruiz has more for you to sell!
    Umbrella Time
    There was no umbrella time this week due to Ken Ruiz' absence. His winning bid for the umbrella goes towards his Paul Harris Fellowship.  He is also fine free as long as he owns the umbrella.  
    Volunteer Opportunity!
    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!
    30th Anniversary Gold Raffle
    Coffee Friday
    We are trying something new this time!  Alamo Biscuit Company is located at 9630 Huebner Road.  We usually meet the second Friday of the month.
    Location: Alamo Biscuit Company
    When: Friday, Sept 13
    Time: 8 a.m.
    Happier Hour
    Come join us at the Outback Steakhouse at 5:30 p.m.  Derek Matthys says "the earlier the better!" Come join your friends and unwind on SEPT 19!  Typically the third Thursday of the month.
    (Mary Denton with Owl Mask at the Denver Museum!)
    Getting Started with Square
    The OHRC Board approved the proposal for the use of a MagStrip reader that will allow members to use a debit or credit card for making payments. We are hoping that this will make it easier for those who don't normally carry cash. 
    Currently taking payments for raffle tickets. Until we familiarize ourselves with this new device and the process, for a while at least please continue to bring cash or checks. 
    District 5840 News
    District Governor John Hutcherson to visit Oak Hills Rotary Club September 11!  Be sure to mark your calendars - you don't want to miss this!
    Rotary Leadership Institute
    Registration is now open for Rotary Leadership Institute September 14th!  Who should attend?  Everyone!  Just ask Ken Donoughue, James Daniel, Ken Ruiz and Mary Denton to find out what RLI means to them!    To register click HERE!
    District 5840 Foundation Seminar
    Message from Foundation Chair Jerry Hardy:
    Attention all members from your Club Foundation Committee, Membership Committee, Club International Service Committee, and interested Club Leaders and Assistant Governors!  Join the District 5840 Rotary Foundation Committee for a Rotary Foundation Seminar Oct 5 from 9 to 2.  You may register on the link below!  Here are some of the things you will learn:
    • How to use online reports
    • Fundraising and recognition, grants
    • End Polio Now
    • Scholarships
    • Scholarships
    • Using the Learning Center
    • Relationship with club membership committee
    • Major gifts
    • Million Dollar Dinner
    For more information and to register please click HERE!
    Four Way Test
    Past President Fred Timmons 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