Bulletin Editor
Mary Denton
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. 
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
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
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Oak Hills Rotary Bulletin for Jan 15 2020
Prayer, Pledge and Visitors
President Rick Tarbell opened the first meeting for with the ringing of the bell.  Ken Donoughue provided the prayer and led the pledges.  Vice President John Legris introduced our speaker, Dr. Federico Garcia and guests Rene Escobedo, guest of President Rick. Kris Richter, son and guest of Bruce & Gloria Richter. Maverick Pascal, guest of Veronica Ruse. Jon Rhoades, and baby Joslyn Jessie Rhoades, both guests of Destiny Mujica. This is baby Joslyn's first Rotary meeting - it won't be her last! (Secretary Mary chose purple for this week's bulletin - it's Joslyn's favorite color!)
President Rick provided the club announcements: 
District 5840 Cruise Raffle Tickets are now available! Club members who sell the winning ticket also win a cruise!
Jan 16th Thursday - Happy Hour at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca. Click HERE to learn more about their drink specials and happy hour menu!
Feb 14 heartwill be the next Coffee Friday at Einstein Bagels on DeZavala Rd. 8:00 a.m. 
President Rick asked for a report on the last Coffee Friday and the last Happy Hour. Secretary Mary Denton said that Bruce Richter, her husband Pat McGuyer and she attended. They all had fun and she invites everyone to come to the next one! At the Happy Hour last month Secretary Mary said they tried out a new place, Luce Restaurant at Huebner on the Strand. Mary said that Veronica Ruse, husband Pat and she had good conversation and enjoyed yummy hors d'oeuvres. They suspected the low turnout was due to holiday activities.
** Be Kind to Rotary Secretary Day:  Happy Hours are usually the third Thursday of the month and Coffee Fridays are usually the second Friday of the month. Please report any discrepancies in this newsletter so corrections can be made.
Past President Fred Timmons, who is never at a loss for funnies, shared this one:
Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair and says, "Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?" he asks. "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?" "Sure" "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks. "No, I can remember it." "Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?" He says, "I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries." "I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?" she asks. Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice Cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment. "Where's my toast?"
President Rick announced the National Days and This Day in History and National What Day
National Days
National Bagel Day
National Hat Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Today in History
1991 UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from Occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm
1973 US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam
1973 Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
"Pass the Hat" proceeds for this month will go to Elf Louise
President Rick challenged us with "Who have you invited to Rotary?"  

Rick Rhodes introduced our speaker:  Dr. Federico Garcia. Dr. Garcia is a member of Club Rotario Coronado Binacional District 4110 in Mexico. He spoke to us about their projects for providing drinking water for schools. These serve low economic neighborhoods. There have been cases of low school performance due to dehydration. Students have a tendency to drink too many sodas due to poor drinking water. The club works with other clubs and grants from the USA. Each school makes a commitment to maintain the system. The entire system for 700 users costs about $6,000. To maintain the system, the cost is around $500 per year. They have 3 more projects planned. Go to their website to find out more HERE!
Thank you Dr. Garcia for speaking to our club today! 
As is our custom, a book will be donated in Dr. Garcia's honor to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library. 
Thank you Fred Timmons for your book donation.

District 5840 News
Ken Donoughue pointed out these important district events:
Jan 17 Million Dollar Dinner at San Antonio Country Club. Contact Jerry Hardy for more information.
Feb 8 Rotary Leadership Institute at Spring Creek United Methodist Church in Fair Oaks
Feb 23 is Rotary's 115th Birthday! #rotaryday
May 1 is our District Conference - this is not just for club officers - ALL are invited to attend - there are many break out sessions - learn more about what Rotary is doing locally and globally, learn about District Grants - meet, greet and get to know the District Officers - learn about and be amazed with the Youth Exchange Program and Interact Clubs and more!  Learn how YOU can get more involved with your club - or maybe even the District - in making a difference!
CLICK HERE for more information about these and many other exciting events around our district!
Fines and Confessions
Destiny Mujica was missing her pin
Destiny pointed out that since Joslyn is a newborn, she is 0 years old.
Brags, Birthdays and Anniversaries
Veronica Ruse celebrated the birthday of her friend Afrika Ray a recent guest to our club meeting.
President Rick announced that next Wednesday Jan 22 at 4:00 will be the next Clark Interact Meeting. He invites anyone from the club to attend.
Umbrella Time
At our last meeting Past President Fred Timmons won the bid for the umbrella. He announced that he won with his bid of $75 but made his donation $100. His donation goes towards his Paul Harris Fellowship. Today he said "in this club we all have different vocations." He is a CPA and knows the complex and different tax laws. Call him for more information or for an appointment.
Four Way Test or Show Low Drawing?
President Rick asked us to all join him with the Four Way Test.  To stem the tide of an unruly mob, he changed his mind and decided to have the the Show Low Drawing!  Today's pot is $1,200 and there are only two cards left in the deck!  Secretary Mary Denton inventoried the cards and confirmed that there was in fact only one two of clubs card remaining.  No funny business will be tolerated here!  Our intrepid Sommelier John Legris introduced the wines for today:  Muscat Canelli, a white wine from Sister Creek Vineyards and Temranillo, a red wine from Spain. Treasurer Stuart Dudley owned the first ticket drawn.  It turned out to be his lucky day because he drew the 2 of clubs!  Destiny Mujica owned the second ticket drawn and took home one of the bottles of wine - which one, nobody knows. We were all distracted when some of the club members hoisted Stuart on their shoulders as he took a victory lap around the room....
Thank you Bruce Richter for contributing wine for the month of January.
Big Check Presentation
President Rick presented Ramon Gonzales of Vet Strong with the donation from out club. Thank you for your service, Mr. Gonzales and for what you are doing to help our vets!
Recent Club Volunteer Opportunities
FIRST Lego League competition at Texas A&M University! Last Saturday Mary Denton met some awesome students who are robotics engineers, Interact Club members (along with Interact Sponsor Mike Canales) and Dr. Blanton! Friend of our club, Kathleen Gately, was busy as usual with many important responsibilities for this event. The dedication, hard work and team spirit amongst the teams, the support of the sponsors and parents was truly inspiring!
Earn-A-Bike Christmas 2019! There were lots of students on hand to fulfilled the requirements to "earn a bike". The hard work and pride on these student's faces when they receive their bikes always blows us away! Ken Donoughue, Mary Denton and her husband Pat volunteered for the event this time. Thank you Destiny Mujica for all your hard work to make Earn-A-Bike events possible!
When you participate or volunteer in a Rotary activity or project and want to share what you did please submit your article and photos to Club Secretary Mary Denton at
District 5840 Cruise Raffle tickets available at our weekly meetings!
Win a 6-8 Night Royal Caribbean Cruise
Caribbean * Bermuda * Canada * Alaska * Europe
Royal Diamond Level for 2, Balcony Stateroom
Winner & Seller each win a cruise for 2!
$10 per ticket
Drawing at District Conference, May 1, 2020
Winner need not be present to win
For more info click HERE.
President Rick encouraged members to bring a guest to Rotary.  He then closed the meeting with the recital of the "Four Way Test" by the Club members.