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September 21
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September 6
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Eloise Daniel
September 23
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Bil Trodlier
September 3, 1982
37 years
Gloria Duke-Richter
September 15, 1989
30 years
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Bulletin for Sept 18 2019
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
The meeting opened with the ringing of the bell by President Rick Tarbell. Vice President John Legris let us with the prayer and the pledge today. There was no speaker or guests to introduce at the beginning of the meeting. However our frequent guest and friend Dave Jauer of Northwest Rotary Club did join us later!
National What Day 
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV, Aids and Aging Awareness Day
Famous Birthdays
  •  US Air Force
  • Lance Armstrong
Fred's Funnies
Editor's note: Mary Denton knows you all look forward to Fred's Funnies.  Mary confesses that she has been busy creating our new club brochure. She hopes to publish Fred's Funnies from this week in a future bulletin...or email!
Program Today: Club Assembly
Lunch and Business Program
President Rick Tarbell presided over our Club Assembly this week.  Committee Chairs and club members shared upcoming events and information useful to the club.
Community Service Chair Allyson Hamlyn announced the MUNSA Pancake Supper fundraiser is October 24 at the International School of the Americas. This is a fundraiser that benefits the school.  We usually have a good turnout of volunteers.  You can wear either the MUNSA tee shirt from Joe Montagna or your blue Rotarian at Work tee shirt. If you need a tee shirt let Allyson know.
October 31 is the annual Morgan’s Wonderland More Delightful than Frightful.  With a projected attendance of 3,500 and volunteers and candy are urgently needed! Background check is required – forms are available at our club meetings.
Destiny Mujica announced that Earn-A-Bike Christmas this year will be held at 2 different school districts:  Edgewood ISD, Kennedy High School and Harlandale ISD, Harlandale High School. Dates are December 7 and 14.  They are planning for 100 students at each school. More information to come!
Treasurer Stuart Dudley announced that any request from club members that may have been approved by last year’s board will need to be approved by the current board.  Also, contributions to the local or national Foundation will be sent the month following by Stuart.
Pass the Hat donations are sent to the designated organization at the end of the month.  The donation is rounded up to the nearest $100. as approved by the board.
Fred Timmons spoke about the upcoming Gold Raffle. He said that he sends out emails to people he knows asking them to purchase raffle tickets from him. He said that we are hoping to have 75 – 90 people at the event. “There are only 5 weeks left!”  If anyone has undesignated tickets please bring them to the meeting so that someone else can sell them.  We want all 300 tickets sold!
Membership Chair Ken Ruiz mentioned that he just graduated from Rotary Leadership Institute.  For years he avoided attending and he’s so glad that he decided to go. He urged us to not avoid attending RLI. You will learn a ton of useful information and meet other great Rotarians and have fun!  On the topic of increasing our membership, he asked: “Who are we?” “Who is around us?” Introduce someone to rotary and invite them to a meeting!
Vice President John Legris is Speaker Chair. He said that he, Brenda Jackson and Destiny Mujica have been successful in scheduling speakers for our meetings. He would like for all of us to think about who might be a good candidate to speak at our club.  He asked for recommendations.
Bil Trodlier was curious about a date for our Christmas Party.  It is tentatively planned for the evening of December 7.  More details to come and may possibly change.
Bil contacted the principal at Marshall High School and shared information about Interact. He said that there is some interest in possibly forming an Interact Club.
Ken Donoughue shared information about Donor Advised Funds.
Destiny Mujica shared that her grandfather, who is 87, has polio. She intends to shoot a video asking him to tell his story.  He was diagnosed when he was in his 20’s. Also, her great grandad in Oklahoma was a Rotarian.  We certainly are blessed to have you in our club Destiny – and excited for your future little Rotarian!
Gloria Richter shared that there is a great article in this month’s Rotarian about polio!  For those of you who might not know, you can also read a digital version online at
Ken Donoughue, who is one of the facilitators, said he will announce the next RLI when he finds out when it is scheduled.  He also said the Veronica Ruse has attended RLI! Awesome, Veronica!
    Show Low Raffle
    John Legris came through again with his wit and wisdom of today's wines.  Today's selections were from the Iberian Peninsula: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde (popular one with the club!) and Anciano Garnacha. Brenda Jackson owned the first ticket drawn and the opportunity to win the $900 pot! Unfortunately she drew the 3 of clubs. She was a winner to take away the Vinho Verde. Gloria Richter owned the second ticket drawn and took home the Garnacha "since their oldest was going to be visiting." Bruce announced that Gloria's wine from last week was gone within 48 hours!  High achievers.
    Bruce said while at Panera Bread he met someone who relocated to San Antonio who was active in another Rotary Club.  He plans to invite him to one of our meetings.
    Thank you Ken Donoughue for donating the wine for September!
    ****Notice!  Since no one has been successful in winning the show low pot, it will be $925 next week!**** 
    Coffee Friday
    We are trying something new!  Alamo Biscuit Company is located at 9630 Huebner Road.  We usually meet the second Friday of the month.
    Location: Alamo Biscuit Company
    When: Friday, Oct 11
    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 Oct 17 Typically the third Thursday of the month.
    (Mary Denton with Owl Mask at the Denver Museum!)
    30th Annual Gold Raffle
    Four Way Test
    President Rick Tarbell 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