Posted on Sep 04, 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!