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By Bruce Richter
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Destiny Mujica
March 4
Glenda Spears
March 10
Rick Tarbell
March 26
Rick Rhodes
March 19
Join Date
Kenneth Ruiz
March 1, 1988
32 years
Rick Tarbell
March 15, 1993
27 years
James Daniel
March 28, 2014
6 years
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Immediate Past President
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Oak Hills Rotary Bulletin Mar 11 2020
Special Announcement
Due to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak there are some delays and changes in Rotary events. There will be no regular meeting for Oak Hills Rotary Club for the remainder of March.  The club will be notified of further developments. Please contact President Rick Tarbell or Secretary Mary Denton with any questions or concerns you may have.
The President of Rotary International, Mark Mahoney and John Hutcherson, President of District 5840 both issued caution about travel and meetings. You may read President Mark Mahoney's message HERE District 5840 President John Hutcherson's message was shared last week with our members. 
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
President Rick Tarbell opened the meeting with the ringing of the bell. Ken Donoughue led us with a word of prayer and the pledges. 
Secretary Mary Denton said there there are lots of things happening in District 5840! She shared just a few with us. To find out everything please click HERE.
Ken Donoughue announced the next Rotary Leadership Institute will be May 9 at Spring Creek United Methodist Church. Please visit the District 5840 website to register.  Ken will be a facilitator. Members of our club who have taken part have learned a lot about Rotary and how to better serve our club and community!
***Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak Rotary events are subject to change. Please double check before going***
Happy Hour March 19 at the Flying Saucer on Huebner Rd, 5:30 p.m. Please contact one of the "regulars" to see if still planning to meet.
March 21 Rotary Day SA 2020 at Elmendorf Lake Park and Martinez Park. 8 a.m. Registration & breakfast tacos and 8:30 a.m. Orientation. Check the District 5840 website for notices HERE 
April 4 District 5840 Conference Warm Up will be in Kerrville at the Kroc Center at 11:30 Please click HERE for more info!
May 9 District 5840 Conference will be in Fredericksburg. More details to come.
Pass the Hat goes to to Girl Scouts this month.
President Rick announced On This Day in History and National What Day.
Umbrella Time
There was no Umbrella Time today due to the absence of Ken Ruiz.
Club Lunch and Business Meeting
Vice President John Legris introduced our guest speaker, International name expert Sharon Lynn Wyeth. Sharon is the founder and creator of Neimology Science, the study and placement of letters in a name, after 15 years of research followed by 3 years of testing in over 70 countries. She has evaluated thousands of names since 1995. She has appeared on Good Day LA, New York City's Fox News, Good Morning Arizona, here in San Antonio on WOAI's Six O'Clock News and many other places. Her books include Know the Name; Know the Person, Know the Name; Know the Spirit and Know the Name; Know How to Connect. Today she is hired by human resource departments in choosing appropriate candidates to interview, lawyers in how to present cases to judges and individuals who wish to know themselves better and maximize their ability to connect with others. Find out more by visiting her websites: and
We honored our guest speaker today by donating a book to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library.
Thank you Gloria Richter for donating books for the month of March.  She has chosen books that focus on the American Indians.
Humor by Past President Fred Timmons
105 year old woman tells about her remedies to her health:
  • For better digestion - I drink beer
  • In the case of appetite loss, I drink white wine
  • In the case of low blood pressure, I drink red wine
  • In the case of high blood pressure, I drink scotch
  • When I have a cold I drink Schnapps
Then she was asked, "When do you drink water?"
She replied, "I've never been that sick!"
Missing Pins & Badges
Anyone missing their pins or badges paid a fine.
Confessions & Brags
Bruce Richter announced that he and Gloria celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on February 8. He made a donation to his Paul Harris Fellowship.
Show Low Raffle Drawing
Vice President John Legris described today's wines: The Federalist Texas Red Blend "You're going to like this" and Sister Creek Muscat Canelli John and his wife Chihiro like this one.  Bil Trodlier owned the first ticket drawn for a chance to win the $250 pot.  He drew the king of hearts and took home the red wine. Joe Montagna owned the second ticket drawn and he will be adding a bottle of white wine to his wine cellar. 
Notice of Member Candidates
In accordance with our Club Bylaws, new member candidates must be published for two weeks giving our membership notice.  This is the second notice. At its February 27 2020 meeting, the OHRC Board approved the applications of the following two candidates:  President Rick Tarbell is proposing R. Rene Escobedo for membership.  Rene is a long time business attorney. He has a relationship with other attorneys who are former District Governors.
Veronica Ruse is proposing Afrika Ray for membership. Veronica and Afrika are acquainted through work at USAA.  Afrika is currently a bank director. She and her team aid business partners in an effort to simplify processes that will help provide customers with a world class experience. 
If any OHRC member knows why Rene or Afrika should not be admitted into OHRC membership, please advise President Rick Tarbell within two weeks of this notice.
Coffee Friday
Coffee get together is on the second Friday of the month - next one will be March 13 at 8:00 am at Einstein Bagels on DeZavala Rd.
Happy Hour
Happy Hour is every third Thursday of the month - next one will be March 19 at 5 pm at the Flying Saucer on Huebner Rd.
District 5840 News
Rotary Day SA 2020
Inviting all San Antonio area Rotarians to the 3rd annual on Saturday, March 21, 2020! Join your fellow Rotarians as we come together to make a huge impact in the community. Interact, Rotaract and children 10 and older are welcomed! We will be working at both  Elmendorf Lake Park and Martinez Park - doing gardening, litter removal, painting and playground mulching. We are seeking 250 volunteers for Rotary Day SA 2020. Contact to sign-up.
For more information click HERE!
Tickets are still available at our weekly meetings to sell and win a cruise!  Chance to win at the low low price of $10!  The proceeds benefit the District Foundation.  Both winner and seller win a cruise for 2!!! Winners are announced at the District Conference.
March 22 is World Water Day. You may make a donation to the Rotary Foundation whose projects bring sustainable change to communities by funding water, sanitation, and hygiene education projects.  Donate by going to
Find out even more about all the many good things that Rotary Foundation does - click HERE!
Rejuvenating Rotary - RI President Elect Holger Knaack has some interesting insights about the future of Rotary! Click HERE to find out his thoughts
For even more news around our district and volunteer opportunities be sure to visit the Home Page for District 5840 Click HERE!
President Rick Tarbell reminded us to invite our friends to Rotary.  He closed the meeting by leading us in the Four Way Test.