President John Legris began the meeting welcoming club members, guest speaker Louis Siriani, guest Julius Hunter, and newest member prospect Kenneth Black! 
 
Bruce Richter led the club with a prayer and the pledges
 
National Days
National Women’s Physicians Day Birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell – 1849 first female physician
National Missing Persons Day
National Carrot Cake Day - not president John's favorite dessert for those of you taking notes...
 
This Day in History
1809 German musician and composer Felix Mendelssohn’s birthday
1894 American illustrator Norman Rockwell’s birthday
1907 American author James Michener was born – John enjoyed reading Texas
In 1959 Don McLean declared this was “the day the music died” to commemorate rock n roll singer Buddy Holly’s death in a plane crash at age 22
 
Happy Birthday!
President John is continuing his new tradition of announcing this month's birthdays and anniversaries!
Feb 9 Ken Ruiz
Feb 13 Allyson
 
President John confessed that he missed announcing in January that Maverick Pascal had a birthday! Belated shout out to Maverick! Hope you enjoyed lots of birthday cake & ice cream!!!
 
OHRC Club Members Volunteer!
Derek Matthys has donated books this month that are donated in honor of our guest speakers to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library.
Bruce Richter has volunteered to lead the club with a prayer and pledges this month.
 
We have volunteers for donating books for the following months:
March – Derek Matthys
April – Ken Donoughue
May – Bruce Richter
June – Veronica Ruse
July – in memory of Gloria Richter
 
Anyone interested in donating books that are used to recognize our guest speakers each week please contact Allyson Hamlin (who can make your life easier with this): call or text: 281-222-0003 or allysonhamlin11@gmail.com.  If you are planning to purchase the books yourself please contact Mary Denton, call or text: 210-846-9320 or marydenton@kw.com.
 
We are in need of volunteers to offer a prayer and lead us with the pledges.  Please contact President John to sign up!
 
Go Red for Heart
February is National Heart Association’s “National Heart Month” with big emphasis on heart health, per our own heart ambassador, Brenda Jackson. This Friday is “Go Red for Heart “ so deck yourself out in red!
 
Fred’s Funnies
Two old guys pushing cart in Wal-Mart until they collide. Both were looking for their wives. Guy #1 described his wife, let’s just call her “Gorgeous Gal”. Guy #2 lost interest in finding his own wife so he decided to help guy #1. (for the longer version you really need to attend the meetings...in the future there may simply be emojis cool)
 
Club Luncheon and Business Meeting
Rick Tarbell introduced our guest speaker, Louie Sirianni. Louis is a man of many achievements including achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Texas A&M University. Like him and follow him on facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/ktsaautomotiveshow/
 
He abides by the model of God first, then follows family, business, and community.  He hosts a weekend radio show on KTSA AM 550 and 1071 FM,  Sat 11 – 1 and you can call in with your auto questions:  210-599-5555.  He calls himself  a “mechanic translator” and will interpret what your mechanic meant with their diagnosis. His show is not paid programming and it is a live show. He owns automotive repair shop on West Ave. Sirianni family started by his father in 1974. His dad supported the Town & Country Optimist Little League.  Several of his family members have served in Rotary clubs. He started with KTSA in 2016. Louis says that automotive jobs during covid were deemed essential.  Today car mechanics are more like mechanical engineers.  If you’re struggling to find a career, you’re smart but can’t find your path he encourages people to give car mechanics a try.  His #1 car tip:  maintenance such as tune ups and oil changes. Look at your sticker from your last oil change to find out when to change your oil.  Don’t rely on factory installed computer notice. Have turbo?  Intake service that you need to do that is far more important than anything. Ford truck? Spark plugs 90,000 miles. Starting issue? Tell the technician “when I go to start the car nothing at all happens.”  Car won’t start but car cranks? Tell your mechanic “Cranks but doesn’t start.” Find a shop you can trust. The name of the shop doesn’t matter – it’s all about trust. Don’t just go by low price because it can cost you more in the long run. During the Q&A Treasurer Fred asked, “What is his favorite car and do you own it? Answer:  “Toyota Sequoia Forerunner because it’s built like a tank.”  Toyota believes in safety.  He doesn’t own one yet.
 
Thank you Louis for speaking to our club today!  As is our tradition we will donate a book in your honor to the Locke Hill Elementary School Library.  We looking forward to you joining us when we begin meeting again in person at the Outback Steakhouse!