Mary Denton
Rotary August Theme: Membership and New Club Development
Visit us at our meeting on ZOOM!

Invite your friends to "the friendliest club in District 5840!"
The Club was excited to return to our Show Low Raffle! After no winner last week, the pot today was worth $ 575.00. The first ticket drawn was owned by Ken Ruiz. He did not pull the winning ticket but took home a bottle of wine. The second wine winner was Bruce Richter. 
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President
Image Committee Member 2021-2022
Public Image Committee Chair
Member at Large
Foundation Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bruce Richter
May 4
Kenneth Donoughue
May 19
Gerry LaPreze
May 20
Mary Denton
Pat McGuyer
May 8
Veronica Ruse
Eric Ruse
May 11
Join Date
Bruce Richter
May 1, 1979
43 years
Mary Denton
May 24, 2017
5 years
Destiny Mujica
May 30, 2018
4 years
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Oak Hills Rotary Bulletin Sept 16 2020
Club Meeting
The meeting began by President John Legris and with the ringing of the bell by Bruce Richter. Bruce Richter opened the meeting with a word of prayer and led the club with the pledges.
Club members discussed the California wildfires – perhaps we can make a contribution. Will discuss at our October board meeting
Next weeks speaker will be Erica Myrick of the San Antonio North Chamber of Commerce  who visited our club recently.
President John recognized our guests today:  John Curran Fortune Personnel of San Antonio (a former member of our club)- John is a guest of Immediate Past President Rick Tarbell and Connie Gonzalez of Brooks (formerly known as Brooks City Base).
President carried on the tradition of announcing the National Days and This Day in History:
National Days
National Guacamole Day
National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
National Playdough Day
National Working Parents Day
National Stepfamily Day
This Day in History
Mayflower Day 1620 set sail from Plymouth to America
Dies y Seis, Independence Day for Mexico 1810 initiated Mex fight for independence from Spain
Fred's Funnies
Someone who is always there for you: Laundry
Do all fairy tales begin with once upon a time? Not this one: "When I get elected..."
"How come there are no circuses any more?" "All the clowns got into politics."
Club Luncheon and Business Program
Destiny Mujica introduced our guest speaker, Kathleen Gately and shared her bio:
Teacher - Humanities at Graduate School of Boerne (English, Latin, Literature, History)
Head Robotics coach and program director - Kendall Educational Alliance
11 years coaching robotics
B.A. from Texas State University in English & Political Science
Kathleen thanked the Oak Hills Rotary Club for supporting Kendall Robotics with our financial as well as volunteer support.
This is her 11th year of coaching – last year 9 teams
Qualified 17 times for world championships
FIRST is the platform that they use and it is competitive robotics.
Here are just a few interesting facts about the robotics program:
  • Won 1st place app in CodeJam 2019! What is CodeJam?
Club Business & Announcements
President Legris shared a little bit about our virtual coffee Friday. It was well attended and we shared our favorite morning brews. Allyson Hamlin and husband Richard demonstrated their coffee maker that looked like something from a chemistry lab!
Membership chair Ken Ruiz shared some updates about the Gold Raffle. Tickets are still available for sale. Please reserve your tickets with Treasurer Fred Timmons and pick them up
President John talked about the upcoming Virtual District Town Hall Meeting. Rick King will be the guest speaker. Topic: "Who touched you?" Who invited you to Rotary? Reserve your spot for Thursday Sept 17 at 6:30 pm on the district website!
Board meeting tomorrow at 11 am on zoom. Club members are welcome to join the meeting. Non board members are asked to be observers only because President John has a full agenda and wants to cover everything in the time allowed.
Confessions & Brags
Bruce Richter's email was hacked earlier this week. Some of the hacked emails were sent to club members.
Immediate Past President Rick Tarbell connects with John Barnes former member from time to time and hopes that he will be able to join us for one of our meetings. Mr. Barnes is with the South Texas Blood Bank. 
Four Way Test
President Legris closed the meeting and led the club with the Four Way Test.  Bruce Richter rang the bell to end the meeting.