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Founder of Rotary International: Paul Harris 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
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Joint social event with Rotary Clubs in San Maracos and Wimberley 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary Calendar 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary speaker September 21 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
September 21 San Marcos Rotary Newsletter 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
September is Rotary Education Month 2022-09-09 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley and San Marcos Rotary Plan Joint Social Event 2022-09-09 05:00:00Z 0
History of the Rise Against Hunger Organization 2022-09-09 05:00:00Z 0
Central Texas Fisheries Discussed at Sept 14 Rotary Meeting 2022-09-09 05:00:00Z 0
Hunger Projects Story in University Star 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club packages school supplies for 9 villages in Mexico 2022-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
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Col.  Bill Fillman Shares Experiences as U.S. Military Intelligence Analyst on September 21

Col.  Bill Fillman Shares Experiences as U.S. Military Intelligence Analyst
 
Colonel (retired) Bill Fillman will speak at the Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday, September 21 at noon about his 43 years as a senior intelligence officer/analyst for the U.S. Army, NATO, Department of Defense and in the private sector. 
 
From 1998-2005, Fillman was stationed at NATO military headquarters in Mons, Belgium.  Earlier in his military career he commanded the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion. As a junior officer he alternated between tactical and strategic intelligence assignments in Germany, Korea and the U.S., including one year supporting the President's Daily Brief Team at the CIA. He supplied analysis of political-military, threats and infrastructure issues that might affect US Transportation Command throughout the US Central Command Area of Responsibility in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia.
 
Fillman now lives in San Marcos. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and has a master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a BA degree in Political Science from Southwest Missouri State University.
Rotary meets at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are welcome.Rotary is nonprofit, nonreligious and nonpolitical. The San Marcos club is 100 years old.
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October 15, 2022 We Rise Against Hunger

Rotary Club of San Macos Texas USA
October 15, 2022 We Rise Against Hunger with both local and international food projects. smtxrotary@gmail.com 
Volunteer to help or donate to this effort at http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/sanmarcos2022
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Hunger Projects Need Volunteers and Donations

Rotary Seeks Volunteers and Donations for Rise Against Hunger Project

 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is preparing for its second Rise Against Hunger Experience on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30-Noon.. The club is seeking both volunteers to help package meals and donations to purchase the food for shipment overseas.
 
Rise Against Hunger RAH was founded in 1998. The organization was founded by Ray Buchanan, a Methodist pastor, with the goal of providing food and aid to people in need around the world and responding to disasters. Nonprofit RAH is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina but they have 28 locations across the U.S. and five overseas in Italy, India, Malaysia, South Africa and the Philippines. 
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos works with the Houston RAH office. They sponsored their  first RAH “Experience” in October 2021. More than 150 volunteers packaged 15,000 meals (each serving six people)  that were shipped to famine stricken Burundi, in East Africa. 
 
The meal packaging will be held at the First Lutheran Church on Holland Street in San Marcos. .Meals packaged by volunteers, and consist of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and essential vitamins and minerals. To date, RAH has packaged over 550 million meals for distribution in 78 countries. 
 
San Marcos Rotary is partnering with Rotary clubs in Kyle and Wimberley for this event, as well as Rotaract, the Rotary student club at Texas State University. In addition to RAH, on October 15, the clubs are seeking nonperishable food donations for the Hays County Food Bank, and cash donations for the Food Bank and San Marcos School Fuel, which provides food to San Marcos students on weekends and over holidays when school meals are not served. The goal is to meet the needs of hungry people both locally and internationally.
 
Volunteers can signup for RAH at http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/sanmarcos2022. . Contributions to the three hunger initiatives can be made out to Greater San Marcos Rotary Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667. Gifts are tax-deductible. 
 
Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious. The San Marcos Rotary Club is 100 years old.
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Rotary  packages school supplies for Mexico and San Marcos Texas

SMTX Rotary receives grant
Ben Duncan successfully submitted a grant proposal to the Rotary District 5840 Donor Advised Fund. The grant will fund half of the cost of this year’s School Supplies project on August 26, or about $1,250.
 
School supplies packaging Aug 26 and volunteers needed
School supplies will be packaged by Rotary on Friday, August 26 from 10-Noon at First Christian Church on RR12. They will go to seven villages in Mexico and SMTX nonprofits. Many volunteers needed. The project is being led by Ben Duncan and Sean Locker. Money is still needed to pay for the supplies too!
smtxrotary@gmail.com to volunteer or donate
 
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Mike Jones Address School Safety at Rotary

Mike Jones addresses school safety and standard response protocol August  10
 
Mike Jones is the Director of the Hays County Office of Emergency Services. He will speak to the Rotary Club of San Marcos about  the county's Standard Response Protocol for emergencies and how to practice business situational awareness. He has also been involved with addressing school safety and the reunification of children with parents after emergencies. 
 
The presentation will be on Wednesday, August 10 at noon at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are always welcome at Rotary meetings. 
 
The Hays County Standard Response Protocol (SRP) "is an all hazards approach that aims to teach and train first responders, teachers, and students on the five types of responses and actions to man-made emergencies or natural disasters."
Jones became Director of County Emergency Services in 2020. He was previously a Standardization Instructor, 36 Combat Aviation Brigade, and a BlackHawk Crew Chief for the Texas National Guard. He became Director of County Emergency Services in 2020.
 
Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious. The San Marcos Rotary Club is 100 years old this year.
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Dr. Steven Beebe Speaks to Rotary About New C.S. Lewis Book

Dr. Steven Beebe speaks to the Rotary Club of San Marcos about his new book about author C.S. Lewis on Wednesday, September 7 at noon. The book, titled “C.S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication” is a  comprehensive review of Lewis’s work revealing five communication principles that explain his success as a communicator. Lewis is famous among children for his “Chronicles of Narnia” series, but he is  also well known as a Christian writer of such books as “Mere Christianity” and “Miracles.”
 
Beebe draws on Lewis’s advice about communication in his books, essays, and letters. Lewis believed a skilled communicator must be holistic, intentional, transpositional, evocative, and audience centered. The acronym HI TEA memorably summarizes these five principles. Lewis taught at Oxford University in England and Beebe has spent years researching his life and work there.
 
Beebe was chair of the Department of Communication Studies for many years at Texas State University. He is also a past president of the National Communication Association and an internationally recognized communication author and educator. He is the author and co-author of numerous textbooks about communication used in college classrooms across the country.
 
Rotary meets Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center at 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos. Visitors are always welcome. Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonreligious. The San Marcos club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
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Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle speaks to Rotary

Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle speaks about the SM Education Foundation on August 3
Dr. Valle was born and raised in San Marcos, graduated from San Marcos High School and was a teacher and administrator in the district for 35 years.  She retired after serving 35 years. She has been part of the San Marcos Education Foundation for over 20 years and currently serves as the President.
 
Dr. Valle also serves as  a Program Specialist at Texas State University and has taught at there for four years.
 
She and her husband, David, have one son, David Rene, who graduated from both San Marcos High School and Texas State University.
 
 
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Nov 9-11 Rotary District Conference at a Great Venue

Two great experiences in one! Attend the Rotary District 5840 Conference Nov 9-11 in Kerrville and experience this wonderfully Texan conference venue. Rooms will be just over $100 a night. All District Rotarians are invited. It is a great chance to learn more about Rotary and what other clubs are doing.

Welcome to Y.O. Ranch Hotel
& Conference Center

Embrace the spirit of the Old West at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, located in Kerrville, TX – the heart of Texas Hill Country. Legendary stories of cowboys and frontiersmen come to life in our sprawling hotel, which takes its name from the historic Y.O. Ranch that once stretched over 600,000 acres of this rugged yet beautiful landscape. Every inch of our comfortable Kerrville hotel pays tribute to the Old West. From exotic game trophies and century-old antiques to the 390 branding irons dangling from the chandeliers.
 
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School Supplies Project on Aug 26

On Friday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to noon San Marcos Rotary will package school supplies for children in six villages in northern Mexico, and nonprofits in San Marcos, including the Hays County Women’s Shelter and the Youth Services Bureau. The event will be held at First Christian Church, 3105 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos. The club partners with Mision de Candelilla in Fredericksburg, who delivers the school supplies when they visit the villages to provide free medical care. Contact Ben Duncan at ben.duncan@austin.rr.com to volunteer. Cash donations to purchase the school supplies would also be welcome and can be sent to Rotary Club of San Marcos, PO Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667. Rotary in nonpolitical, nonreligious, and nonprofit.
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Rotarians participates in Spartan Death Race


Katie Deolloz shares Death Race experiences
 
Katie Smith Deolloz participated in the Spartan Death Race in the Green Mountains of Vermont a week ago. She discusses that experience at the Rotary Club of San Marcos meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at noon.
 
The Spartan Death Race has been described as the world’s toughest race. In the past ten years only 10 percent of racers have completed it. This year all but three got eliminated. The race lasts 70 hours.
 
“The Spartan Death Race is formidable. I was woefully unqualified to participate, but I showed up anyhow. It changed my life in ways I did not anticipate,” Deolloz said.
 
“When do you know you’re taking part in the Spartan Death Race? About the time you are flat on your belly, vomiting for the second time in less than thirty minutes, whilst being log-rolled over by perfect strangers. Yep. And that’s just the beginning,” she added.
 
Deolloz is very physically fit. She founded WalkSMTX out of a passion to merge the need for people to live more physically active lifestyles with advocacy for safe places in which to move. Her dream is to see San Marcos transformed into America’s most walkable city. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Deolloz is an integrative health coach. She has served on the boards of Vision Zero ATX and Walk Austin, Relatively new to San Marcos, she is a new member of both the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance and San Marcos Rotary Club.
 
Rotary meets at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are always welcome. Rotary is nonprofit, nonreligious, and nonpolitical. Every week it has interesting speakers addressing a wide variety of local and global topics.

smtxrotary@gmail.com
smtxrotary.com
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Rise Against Hunger volunteers and donations needed

The Rotary Club of San Marcos Texas USA will sponsor its second Rise Against Hunger event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9-12. We will purchase and package almost 15,000 meal packets for shipment to famine stricken people overseas. Last year the meals went to Burundi, East Africa. Rotary needs more than 150 volunteers and small or large cash donations for this effort.
 
In addition to Rise Against Hunger, San Marcos Rotary this year is raising funds to benefit the Hays Food Bank and San Marcos School Fuel. Donations of food or cash would be much appreciated for these efforts too.
 
So many volunteers helped in 2021 that the food packaging only took a little over an hour. Volunteers can be young and old. Entire families came to help last year. https://rah.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=7013Z000002vph5QAA
 
You can volunteer or donate at the link above or the QR code below. Rise Against Hunger and Rotary are both nonprofit organizations and gifts are tax-deductible.
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2022-2023 Installation June 24
Welcome ………………………………Bruce Smith
Invocation……………………..……… Jimmy Cobb
Pledge of Allegiance …………….……Ben Duncan
4 Way Test……………………………Gregory Ross
DINNER
District 5840 Governor ………...Kristy Vandenberg
The Rotary Year in Review ……..……Bruce Smith
Attendance Awards ………………....…Julie Hollar
PH  Fellows…...Fay Gillham & Kristy Vandenberg
Installation of Officers & Directors……Jason Dixon
Passing the Gavel……………………..Bruce Smith
Introduction of Committee Chairs…..…John Hardy
2022-2023 President Remarks…….……John Hardy
Closing…………………………………John Hardy
 
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Rotary Club of San Marcos TX Officers:  2022-2023

2022-2023 Board of Directors
Past President                                                            Bruce Smith
President                                                                    John Hardy  
President Elect                                                           Peter Baen
Treasurer                                                                    Cody Lock
Secretary                                                                    Sean Locker
Sergeant at Arms                                                        Ben Duncan
Rotary Foundation                                                     Jimmy Cobb
Director                                                                     Dale Kelley
Director                                                                     Scott Yarbrough
 
 
 
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Rotary Theme for 2022-2023: Imagine Rotary

 
RI President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become
reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.

The logo for the theme was designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specializing in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications.

There is, of course, a deeper meaning behind each element of the design. The circle in aboriginal culture for instance, signifies our connections to one another. The dots around it represent people and there are seven because of Rotary´s areas of focus.The circle and the dots together become a navigation star – our guiding light. The solid line underneath is what is referred to as a digging stick and it is used when doing hard work. And since Rotary members are people of action – it represents a tool for getting things done.
 
 
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New Rotary member inducted

David Rodriguez was installed as a new member of the Rotary Club yesterday. As it happens, he was also thenprogram, giving his classification talk. David is co-owner of San Marcos Window and Pressure Washing. https://www.smtxwash.com/
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EarlyAct at Travis Elementary in San Marcos TX

Travis Elementary in San Marcos Texas celebrated their Earlyact Rotary character award winners for 2022. The Rings of Character winners are posted on the bulliten board in the main hallway at the school. Students at an assembly celebrated the winners. The students say the Rotary 4-Way Test every morning:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Travis students raise money every year to give a scholarship to a San Marcos High School senior who attend Travis when they were younger. Rotary matches what the students raise.This year Rotary gave a second scholarship to a deserving Travis alum as well.  
 
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 San Marcos TX Rotary Sponsors Golf Scramble as Fundraiser

Rotary Sponsors Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Event
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos hosts its annual Scramble 4 Scholarships fundraiser on Friday, May 20. All proceeds from the event fund scholarships for San Marcos area high school seniors. This spring the club plans to award more than $35,000 in scholarships.
For the second year in a row, Scramble 4 Scholarships will be held at the Quicksand golf course at Woodcreek, just outside Wimberley. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8:15 a.m
 
The San Marcos Treatment Center is the Title Sponsor of the event. Scott Yarbrough, one of the event planners, says the club still needs individuals and companies to be Hole Sponsors at a cost of $100. Also, there is still room, Yarbrough said, for additional players and teams of players to sign up to participate. Email smtxrotary@gmail.com or scott@theyarbroughagency.com for more information.
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonreligious. It was founded in 1921 and celebrated 100 years of service to San Marcos on December 1, 2021.
Photos: Event planners Scott Yarbrough, Mike Harper, and David Case
 
Rotary Club of San Marcos
smtxrotary@gmail.com
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Donations to Fall 2022 Hunger Projects

Good Day Fellow Rotarians and Concerned Community Members,

The October 15 is fast approaching.  The target this year is $15,000 and $50,000 next year. We plan to pack 15,000 meals for shipment overseas as we did last year as well as raising significant funds for School Fuel and the Hays County Food Bank to serve food insecure people locally.

I propose the following plan to raise the funds. 
The plan is to create a model that can be used year on year to grow the funding going forward.

I will need assistance with creating a database for email campaigns to update donors and potential donors.  A graphic web page to show the funds donated/received would be a handy tool.

I am an accomplished beggar - I have no qualms asking people for money and assistance for those in need.  All I ask is for fellow Rotarians to send the names and contact details of potential  donors to me and I will do the rest. 

The idea is to partition the community into segments and interest groups to reach everybody far & wide.

Every name that I receive will be asked to sponsor one of the following:-
  • A Day Sponsor -      Bronze -     $1 - this will pay for 3 x 33 cent meals 
  • A Week Sponsor -   Silver -       $7
  • A Month Sponsor - Gold -        $30
  • A Year Sponsor -     Platinum - $365

To-date we have 3 x Bronze Sponsors and 1 x Platinum Sponsors  -  a total of $375

All we need is 40 x Platinum Sponsors to achieve the target for 2022

I thank you for supporting the projects of  San Marcos Rotary Club 

Please circulate to all the members

Regards
Billy Pullen

PO Box 191, Lockhart, Texas 78644
4838 FM 2001, Lockhart, Texas 78644
Cell:  512-466-1859    |    Office:  512-722-3713
 

 
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Rotary Supports School Fuel

Araceli Aguilar presents a $1,500 check to Michael Pigg, President of School Fuel, a nonprofit that provides needy school students with food for weekends and holidays.  Rotary of San Marcos is a sponsor of School Fuel's upcoming March 5 Fun Run 5k fundraiser. Araceli is both a Rotarian and a member of the School Fuel Board of Directors.

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School Fuel 5k Run

San Marcos Rotary will be a sponsor of the School Fuel 5k Fun Run March 5. We will also have a meet & greet table there w brochures etc 
Perhaps some Rotarians or their kids want to run/walk as well. Adults go at 8 am. Kids at 9.
Here's some info: 
https://www.schoolfuelsanmarcos.org/5k-run
 
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100th Anniversary Banquet 2022-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Thank You Anniversary Sponsors 2022-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
Video Presentation of Images About Rotary Club of San Marcos Texas 2022-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Video of City Proclamation Celebrating 100th Anniversary 2022-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
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San Marcos Rotary Newsletter for Jan 12 2022 2022-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
District 5840 Newsletter Jan 2022 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
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Jan 5 2022 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club hosts discussion of child sex trafficking in Texas

Rotary Speaker Discusses Child Sex Trafficking in Texas
 
Rick Naylor is founder and Executive Director of Partners Against Child Trafficking (PACT), based in Austin. Naylor shares information about child trafficking and ways to address it at the Rotary Club of San Marcos meeting on Wednesday, January 5. Meetings are at noon in the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are welcome.
 
PACT is a leading authority and advocacy organization that trains youth and adults how to detect, defend, and disrupt against child trafficking. It is recognized as a Continuing Education provider by the Texas Health and Human Services and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Naylor says child sex trafficking is a worldwide problem of 4.5 million victims and a local problem with 79,000 victims in Texas.
 
Rotary District 5840, serving South Central Texas, has made a priority of asking clubs to share information about all forms of human trafficking, which is a major problem in Texas. The District says, “Human trafficking is a considered a modern-day form of slavery and usually involves commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. A report by the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project estimates that 79,000 Texas youth are victims of sex trafficking. Another 234,000 people in Texas are estimated to be victims of labor trafficking, forced to perform domestic or agricultural work without their consent.”
 
The Human Trafficking Unit in the Attorney General’s Office has a website with information and a video about the issue: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/human-trafficking. PACT also has a website that shares information specifically about their efforts to address sex trafficking: www.pact.city
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is a 100-year-old nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious service organization. www.smtxrotary.com
 
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Andres Carvallo speaks about new tech at Rotary meeting Dec 8

ROTARY CLUB SPEAKER DECEMBER 8
 
Andre Carvallo will speak at the Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday, December 8. Meetings begin at noon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are welcome.
 
Carvallo is a Texas State University Materials Applications Research Center (MARC) Fellow, Professor of Innovation in the College of Science and Engineering, and Co-Director of Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Consortium. CIEDAR has 100 plus faculty, 250 students, 32 traditional labs, and is building 9 smart living labs in 500 acres focus in 5G/IoT, Mobility, Utilities, Cities, Infrastructure and Buildings, Energy, Water & Wastewater, Sensors, Networks and BigData/Software. Outside of Texas State, Carvallo is the founder and CEO of CMG Consulting, a strategic planning and advisory firm focus on Smart Grids, Smart Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Buildings.
Carvallo is known as the “Godfather of the smart grid” for designing and building the very first smart grid in the US at Austin Energy, the author of “The Advanced Smart Grid” and has published 40 titles in Power Engineering, Telecom/IoT, and Building Technologies. Carvallo has received 36 industry awards since 2005. Carvallo has held c-suite and senior executive roles at Austin Energy, Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corp, Borland and six IoT, telecom and Internet startups. Carvallo started his career as a Windows Product Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. At Austin Energy, Carvallo was the CIO/CTO and led a storied $4billion deployment of technology, in 2,500 projects, with a 98% on-time and on-budget transformation from 2003 to 2010.
 
Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. And Carvallo also has received post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University, in Quality Management from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho.
 
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Rise Against Hunger food shipped to East Africa

The San Marcos Texas Rise Against Hunger Experience on 10/16/2021 has shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from the RAH Houston warehouse.The meals will be received by RAH in-country partner Salesian Missions in Burundi. Burundi is a very poor landlocked country in East Africa.

Salesian Missions is an organization that nourishes lives through food assistance and other services in Burundi. To learn more, please visit our partner/country spotlight on the Impact Stories tab and click and drag on our World Aid Map at https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/global-impact/.

Thank you for generously giving your time to volunteer and packaging meals with Rise Against Hunger. We are sincerely grateful for your dedication and for sharing our vision of a world without hunger.

Due to the global health crisis, our meal inventory is shrinking and we are working to find ways to still meet the needs of our beneficiaries. 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos TX thanks all volunteers and donors and Rotary District 5840 for donations and grants that enabled us to sponsor Rise Against Hunger. We are planning to do it again next year
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City of San Marcos Proclamation Celebrates 100th Anniversary 2021-11-16 06:00:00Z 0

SMTX Rotary History: 25th Anniversary

The Rotary Club of San Marcos celebrated its 25th Anniversary on December 12, 1946. The club was chartered on December 1, 1921. The San Marcos club was the 1030th club in Rotary International. Today there are 35,000 clubs in almost 200 countries with more than 1.2 million members.
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The creation of Rotary in San Marcos TX

Rotary of San Marcos created

One Hundred Years Ago…November 1921

 
Initial discussions for the establishment of a Rotary Club in San Marcos were held at the Hofheinz Hotel during a luncheon of local businessmen on August 4, 1921. Guests at the luncheon were representatives from the Austin, Belton and Waco Chapters of Rotarians.
 
Fast forward three months to the evening of November 3 rd when thirty Austin Rotarians traveled to San Marcos for the installation of twenty-five charter members into the San Marcos Rotary Club. The dinner/meeting was held at the Post Office Café. W.H. Richardson, Jr. from the Austin Rotary delegation chaired the ceremonies as businessmen from San Marcos were inducted into the Rotary Association. After adopting the constitution and by-laws of the International
Association of Rotary Clubs, officers were elected – Dr. Lovard L. Lee, Jr. was elected president and John W. Gantt, was elected secretary-treasurer; Directors were Lovard L. Lee, Edward M. Cape, John W. Gantt, Tom C. Johnson, and Homer R. Blair. Weekly meetings were held each Wednesday at the Post Office Café.
 
On January, 11, 1922, members of the San Marcos Rotary Club gathered together with Rotarians from Austin and San Antonio for dinner at the Normal School dining room for formal presentation of the San Marcos club’s charter. (The official charter of the club from Rotary International is dated December 1, 1921.)
 
The photos depict the San Marcos Rotary Club celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Rotary International during a banquet on February 24, 1955. The banquet was held at the Commons
dining room on the SWTTC campus. Tom C. Johnson and Edward M. Cape - two charter members of the 1921 Rotary Club were honored. A dance program was presented by SWTTC students representing Spanish and Scottish dances symbolizing the international aspects of Rotary. The cake was a present from HEB and served at the conclusion of the dinner/program. Over one hundred members of the Rotary Club along with members of the Kiwanis, Lions and Exchange Clubs joined with the Rotary Club in celebration.

 

Research and story by Beth Grayson

 
Sources: San Marcos Free Press Newspaper 8/12/1921, 11/11/1921, 12/9/1921, 1/13/1922; TXST and San Marcos Record Newspaper 3/4/1955.
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What is Rotary?

San Marcos TX Rotary meets Wednesdays at Noon at Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos. Visitors always welcome. smtxrotary@gmail.com smtxrotary.com

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First Rotary Mini Library Installed in San Marcos  

The Rotary Club of San Marcos installed a mini library in Victory Gardens Park at 300 Roosevelt Street. The library contains a variety of books, including bilingual children's books. A second mini library will be installed next to the Southside Community Center on Guadalupe Street.
 
The libraries are part of a project by Rotary District 5840 to construct 100 such book boxes in underserved areas in South Central Texas. San Marcos Rotary paid for most of the materials, with donation of some materials by Divided Sky Roofing and Exteriors. Rotarian Larry Hanson constructed them. Julie Hollar of the Youth Service Bureau sought donations of appropriate reading material to go into them. Rotary plans to build more in San Marcos in the near future.
 
Rotarians present the installation of mini library #1 included Larry Hanson, Julie Hollar, Katie Deolloz, Bruce Smith, Lance Winter, Jimmy Cobb, Fay Cliett Gillham
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November 17 Rotary SMTX Newsletter

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome at Rotary meetings. We meet Wednesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn - Convention Center at 105 Bintu Drive in San Marcos. I-35 South frontage road just before WonderWorld. smtxrotary@gmail.com smtxrotary.com
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Hair Raisin Fundraiser for Rotary Club

Polio fundraising for San Marcos Rotary. An unusual event to raise money for polio vaccinations. The money raised is matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. If we raise $3000 it becomes $9000 with the match. According to the Rotary Foundation, it currently costs 60 cents to vaccinate one child against polio. So $3000 vaccinates 5000 and with the Gates match that would be 15,000 children vaccinated
 
If you don't care to participate in this event, you are most welcome to send donations to the Rotary Club of San Marcos, PO Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667. On the memo line put POLIO.
 
 
P.S. Rotary has vaccinated more than 2 billion children in the past 35 years. The fight is almost won. Only two countries have polio cases right now. Help eradicate this terrible disease.
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Blasts from the Past

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is 100 years old on December 1, 2021.  Here are some events that happened back in 1921:
  • President Warren G. Harding becomes President, replacing Woodrow Wilson.
  • Calvin Cooledge becomes Vice President.
  • The U.S. declares an end to a State of War with Germany, Austria, and Hungary (WWI)
  • The Tomb of the Unknown (soldiers) is dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Babe Ruth hit his 138th home run, setting a new home run record.
  • The first World Series broadcast in made on KDKA, Pittsburgh.
  • The first religious broadcast is made over KDKA, Pittsburgh.
  • President Franklin Roosevelt is struck by paralytic polio. 
  • Coco Chanel introduces Chanel  No. 5.
  • The first Lowes store opens, in North Carolina.
  • The U.S. is in its 2nd year of national alcohol prohibition.
  • Iowa becomes the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes chair of the Nazi Party.
  • William Howard Taft is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the only person to be President and Chief Justice.
  • The Tulsa Race Massacre occurs in Tulsa, OK.
  • The Irish Republic is created, and the Irish War of Independence begins, pitting Catholic versus Protestant Ireland.
  • Torrential rain in Texas left 5 to 9 feet of rain standing in San Antonio. Hundreds of people died. Rain totals varied from 24 to 36 inches in 35 hours.
  • THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, WAS CHARTERED BY ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
 
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Two Mini Libaries Constructed for San Marocs

Larry Hanson completed construction of two mini libraries for San Marcos. Rotary District 5840 set a goal of constructing 100 in the District. Larry painted them in the Rotary colors. One is Rotary blue and the other is Rotary yellow. One will be placed outside the Southside Community Center on Guadalupe. The location of the second one is TBA.
 
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Rotary Fellowship Groups

New Rotarians, did you know that there are countless Rotary Fellowship Groups that bring together Rotarians with common interests.
 
Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.
 
While networking and doing service locally, you can connect worldwide with Rotarians who share some common interests with you. In San Marcos we had a Rotarian in the RV Fellowship. Groups of Rotarians traveled all over the U.S. together, seeing the sites and staying at campgrounds together.
 
Interested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or email it to learn more. https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships
4x4 vehicles
Alsace
Amateur Radio
Antique Automobiles
Argentine Culture
Badminton
Bathhouse
Beard and Moustache
Bee
Beer
Bird Watching
Caravanning
Chess
Comedy
Computer Users
Corporate Social Responsibility
Cricket
Cruising
Cultural Heritage
Curling
Cycling
Doll Lovers
Draughts (Checkers)
E-Clubs
Editors and Publishers
Educators
Empowering Women
Environment
Esperanto
Ethics
European Philosophy
Executive Managers
Fishing
Flying
Genealogists
Gin
Global Development
Go
Golf
Graphic Designers
Healthcare Professionals
Hiking
Home Exchange
Honorary Consuls
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Internet
Italian Culture
Jazz
Latin Culture
Lawyers
Leadership
LGBT+
Magicians
Magna Graecia
Marathon Running
Metalhead
Motorcycling
Music
Old and Rare Books
Palmwine
Past District Governors
Peace Fellows
Photographers
Pickleball
Police and Law Enforcement
Public Health
Quilters and Fiber Artists
Railroads
Recreational Vehicles
Rotary Global History
Rotary Heritage and History
Rotary Means Business
Rotary on Pins
Rotary on Stamps
Rowing
Rum
Scouting
Scuba
Shooting Sport
Singles
Skiing
Social Networks
Strategic Planning
Surfing
Table Tennis
Tennis
Total Quality Management
Travel and Hosting
Triathlon
Urban Gardening
Wellness and Fitness
Whisk(e)y
Wildlife Conservation
Wine
Yachting
Yoga
 
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Chef's Battle Royale celebrating Rise Against Hunger and World Food Day

Rise Against Hunger invites you to attend a culinary battle royale broadcast to celebrate World Food Day! On October 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET, renowned chefs Ali Khan and JJ Johnson will create dishes inspired by the countries that benefit from Rise Against Hunger's support. You can vote for your favorite chef or dish! The chef who raises the most funds will take home the Golden Whisk Award!
 
  
The Ambassador Flyer is the best resource for physical print and the link to sign up is riseagainsthunger.org/chefshowdown
 
 
 
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Every Rotarian Every Year Bruce Smith 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of San Marcos Brochure 2021-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

People of Action since 1905

Rotarians have been #PeopleOfActton since 1905.  Rotary is the oldest worldwide service organization. Its first service project was constructing public restrooms in Chicago, Illinois. Since then Rotarians around the world have dug wells in communities with no safe water supply, constructed toilets, vaccinated 2.5 billion children against polio,  provided food and emergency shelter to the need in the U.S. and overseas, funded scholarships and countless other education projects.  Rotary in San Marcos TX was charted in 1921 and is celebrating 100 years of service to the San Marcos TX area.  Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious.  Our motto is: Service Above Self.  SMTX Rotary meets Wednesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos TX.  Guests always welcome.   smtxrotary@gmail.com smtxrotary.com  #Rotary5840 #Rotary
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SMTX Rotary constructs mini libraries

The Rotary of San Marcos club joins with Rotary District 5840 - South Central Texas in building mini libaries in our region to promote education and basic literacy. San Marcos Rotary is lucky to have a master carpenter, Larry Hanson, who is constructing the first mini libraries. Another Rotarian, Julie Hollar, is arranging their placement and installation. Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious. We participate in both local and international service projects.  smtxrotary@gmail.com Rotary meets Wednesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr. Guests welcome.
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SMTX Rotary addreses hunger

Food Bank Donations

As part of World Food Day service projects on October 16, SMTX Rotary is collecting nonperishable food for the Hays County Food Bank. 

Canned or boxed items can be brought to the next several  meetings. Food can also be brought to First Lutheran Church on October 16. Billy Pullen will
collect donations and arrange delivery. This is a local service component to go with the international service project, Rise Against Hunger. 
 
The Rotary program October 13 features Michael Pigg from School Fuel, another food program Rotary has supported.  It provides food for kids on the weekends and over holidays.
 
Rotary Club of San Marcos meets Wednesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos Visitors are always welcome. Come learn about Rotary.
 
 
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Dr. Jennifer Devine speaks to Rotary September 29

Jennifer Devine gives classification talk at Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday, September 29 at noon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr.
 
Dr. Jennifer Devine is a newish Rotarian and adviser to the reinvigorated Rotaract Club at Texas State. Her previous experience with Rotary was as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Seville, Spain, 2000-2001. www.jenniferdevine.com
 
Jennifer completed two Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Studies and Geography from the University of Washington, two Master of Science degrees at the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the UC, Berkeley, in Geography. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Geography at Texas State. She will share information about her background and research interests.
 
Jennifer and her husband, Erik Lukehart, have two boys, Leif and Dane Lukehart.
 
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Oct 24 is World Polio Day

Since Rotary started the fight against polio, we’ve reduced the number of polio cases by 99.9 percent and reached more than 2.5 billion children with the vaccine. There are fewer polio cases today than ever before, but we will not stop until we reach zero. If polio is not eradicated, hundreds of thousands of children could be paralyzed.
The child is the photo is showing her pinky because after a child is vaccinated their pinky is inked so there is no confusion and they don't get vaccinated a 2nd time.
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Rise Against Hunger Oct 16 SMTX

3-1/2 minute video about Rise Against Hunger. Rotary of San Marcos seeks 100+ volunteers to help pack 15,000 meals for shipment to starving people in East Africa. It only takes two hours to help! Sat., Oct. 15 from 10-12 at First Lutheran Church on Holland St. in San Marcos. Here's the video:
 
You can register to volunteer on our club website:
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Rotary District 5840 Governor speaks to SMTX club

 
Rotary District 5840 Governor Visits SMTX Rotary
 
Rotary District 5840 Governor Kristy Vandenburg visits the Rotary Club of San Marcos on September 22. She meets with club board members at 11:15 a.m. and speaks to the entire club after lunch. The club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn – Convention Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos.
 
Vandenburg graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in education.  Shortly after graduation she began working for the American Red Cross.  She served the Red Cross in Michigan, New York,  Houston and Kerrville, TX.  She retired in 2013, after 37 years with the Red Cross.
 
In 2014, Vandenburg became Executive Director of The Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation, a new non-profit that recruits registered organ donors in Texas and throughout the United States. 
 
Vandenburg joined the Rotary Club of Kerrville in 2008.  She served on the club’s board of directors and as its president.  She also serves on the Kerr County United Way Board of Directors.   She lives in Kerrville.
 
Rotary District 5840 includes 57 clubs in South Central Texas with more than 2,000 Rotarians. Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonreligious. Visitors are welcome at meetings.
 
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Rotaract club initiative in Asia wins project award

Rotaract clubs in Southeast Asia won a Rotary International 2020-2021 Project Award for their You Are Not Alone mental health initiative, with an approach that included local outreach and virtual educational workshops on suicide, cyberbullying, trauma, and depression. https://www.rotary.org/en/rotaract-projects-take-honors
There is a Rotaract Club at Texas State University. Rotaract Clubs are service clubs for college students, similar in purpose to Rotary.
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Memories of a Rotarian by Johanna Hansen

Memories of longtime San Marcos, TX Rotarian Johanna Hansen, part of a series commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of San Marcos on December 1, 2021.
 
#Rotary #Rotary5840 #smtx #smtxrotary #PeopleOfAction #ServeToChangeLives
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Sept 8 SMTX Rotary Newsletter

The weekly newsletter is attached. 
 
Here is the link to volunteer for Rise Against Hunger on Sat Oct 16. We need 100 volunteers. Older kids, spouses, friends are all welcome. There are seated tasks for people who can't stand for long periods,  https://rah.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=7013Z000002KldwQAC
 
Here is the meeting Zoom link:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8897789476?pwd=MG8ySExmYlZiV1kzb1cxMWg5TkpQQT09

Meeting ID: 889 778 9476
Password: Godsarrows
 
 
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Consider joining Rotary

Rotary is a wonderful way to create a professional network and do good in your community. We also have a lot of fun doing service projects. On October 16 the San Marcos Rotary Club will partner with Rise Against Hunger to pack 15,000 meals destined for starving people in Africa. This photo was taken Aug 27 of Rotarians and community volunteers packing school supplies for impoverished villages in Mexico, and for needy kids in San Marcos. The time commitment is just a few hours a month. 
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School Supplies Donated to School supply packs donated to Hays-Caldwell Women's Center  2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
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Rise Against Hunger Project Oct 16 2021-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Vision Statement 2021-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Centennial Banquet 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Video: Rotary Youth Exchange alum Anne Nagle 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Youth Exchange from South Africa

The Rotary of San Marcos is celebrating its 100 anniversary this year. A source of pride for the club has been its support of the #RotaryYouthExchange program, bringing international students to San Marcos and sending San Marcos high schoolers overseas.
 
This week's Rotary meeting speaker is Shannon Fitzpatrick, who went to Austria as a Rotary exchange student. Here is a video about a woman from South Africa who came to San Marcos at about the same time.The deadline to apply to go out of the U.S. in 2022-2023 is Sept. 15. smtxrotary@gmail.com
 
Anne Nagle Robinson from Durban, South Africa
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1923 photograph of Rotary Club of San Marcos

Rotary Club of San Marcos TX in 1923 in front of the Duke & Ayres Building at the corner of Guadalupe and Hopkins Streets, San Marcos. The San Marcos club was founded in 1921 and celebrates its 100th anniversary on December 1, 2021. At the time of this photograph, all Rotarians were men. For many decades now Rotary has invited both men and women to join. Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious. It supports both local and international service projects. smtxrotary@gmail.com smtxrotary.com #smtx #rotary #rotary5840 The Heritage Association of San Marcos
 
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New Rotarian Frank King 2021-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotarian Cody Lock 2021-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
August 18 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

New SMTX Rotarians

SMTX Rotary has two new members:
 
FRANK KING as a San Marcos Rotarian years ago. He recently transferred his membership to SMTX after moving back to the city. His classification is retail retired.
 
CODY LOCK is a new Rotarian. He is Assistant Vice President for Commercial Lending at Frost Bank.
Please welcome them both.
 
 
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SMTX Rotary Aug 27 School Supplies Project 2021-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
August 11 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
August 4 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Goals Progress Report 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
School Supplies Service Project 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Wet Wednesday Fellowship Aug 4 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Ben Kvanli discusses Red River Racing 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
July 28 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows in SMTX Rotary

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

In the summer of 2021 the Rotary Club of San Marcos, Texas, added 14 new Paul Harris Fellows to its roster, bring the total up to 46. Twenty of  Paul Harris Fellows are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, meaning they have given $2,000 or more to the Foundation, or have had contributions made in their name.

#PaulHarrisFellow #rotary #rotary5840 #smtx #smtxrotary

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July 21 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Eloise Hudson speaks about CASA 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Hays County Vet Services is SMTX Rotary Program July 14 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
July 14 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
July 9 Hays County Rotary Social 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
July 7, 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Article in San Marcos Daily Record 7/2/2021 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
July 7, 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Downtown SMTX focus at July 7 Rotary meeting 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary June 30 Officers Installation Dinner 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
We have moved 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Bruce Smith becomes SMTX Rotary President 2021-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
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Rise Against Hunger SMTX Dinner

Fun, food, fellowship on Friday at Rotary of San Marcos Rise Against Hunger dinner and fundraiser at First Christian Church. A meal was prepared by Billy and Marcia Pullen based on the ingredients we will be packing Oct 16 for shipment overseas. Fellowship continued later at Aquabrew Brewery & Beer Garden .
Rise Against Hunger SMTX Dinner 2021-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Officers & Committee Chairs 2021-2022 2021-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Short video about Rise Against Hunger project in San Marcos

Short video about SMTX Rotary's upcoming Rise Against Hunger project on Oct 16. Get a sense of what's involved in packing 15,000 meals in a couple of hours. Believe it or not, it was fun, educational, and satisfying. We are still looking for partners to help with this project. smtxrotary@gmail.com #rotary #rotary5840 #smtx #smtxrotary #riseagainsthunger smtxrotary@gmail.com
 
Short video about Rise Against Hunger project in San Marcos 2021-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
Be the good in the world 2021-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
June 23 Rotary Wet Wednesday at Riley's Tavern 2021-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
June 23 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
#EarlyAct program at Travis Elementary School, #SMCISD. Bruce Smith 2021-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention June 4-8 in Houston 2021-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Newsletter June 16 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Jennifer Hetzel's PowerPoint presentation about sustainability 2021-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris: Rotary’s Founder 2021-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Sean Locker presents classification talk June 16 2021-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome new Rotarian Jennifer Devine 2021-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

Friday June 18 at 6 pm - Fundraiser/Social

Friday June 18 at 6 pm - Fundraiser/Social at First Christian Church on RR12.
Cost is $5. The meal will consist of the food that SMTX Rotary will be packing for shipment abroad on October 16. Most of the $5 will go the buying peoples for hungry people. It is also an opportunity to experience and learn about the diet of people in food insecure nations. Come and share this experience while contributing a few dollars to the Rise Against Hunger project of the SMTX Rotary Club. 
Photo: This is the truck that transports the raw food supplies to sites where they are packed and boxed for shipment overseas.
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Rise Against Hunger Oct 16

The #SMTX #Rotary Club will do a Rise Against Hunger project on Saturday, October 16. We will pack 15,000 meals for shipment to starving people overseas. Rotarians in Central Texas District 5870 did a Rise Against Hunger project in Bastrop on June 5th. Here are some images from it, to help visualize what this project will involve. Billy Pullen, Larry Hanson, and Bruce Smith attended the Bastrop event to see what is involved and how it is organized. It is impressive. @RiseAgainstHunger #RiseAgainstHunger  
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Upcoming Rotary events 2021-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
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Like and Follow SMTX Rotary social media sites 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
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Jennifer Hetzel discusses sustainability June 9

Jennifer Hetzel discusses sustainability at Rotary June 9. ZOOM meeting. Email smtxrotary@gmail.com for the link to this Zoom meeting.
 
#sustainability #geeky #geekypodcast #jenniferhetzel #rotary #rotary5840 #environment #centexplaneteers #killeen #smtx #smtxrotary
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Rotary YouTube video 2021-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary social media 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
June 2 2021 Rotary SMTX Newsletter 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Goals: 2021-2022 2021-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Jennifer Hetzel discusses sustainabilityat Rotary Zoom meeting 2021-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Becoming a SMTX Rotary Club Member

Rotary Club of San Marcos Membership Form
Information on the first two pages can be completed by a prospective member or by a current member proposing the membership of an individual. Send applications to smtxrotary@gmail.com
 
#rotary #rotary5840 #smtx #ServeToChangeLives #PeopleofAction #smtxrotary 
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Ben Duncan of the Rotary Club of San Marcos presents a scholarship to Holly Prestage 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Susan Hanson presents underwater photos to club 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

Susan Hanson presentation May 19, 2021

Rotary presentation by Susan Hanson, sharing underwater photos of the San Marcos River. This video is best seen on small devices like a phone.
#rotary #rotary5840 #SMTX #sanmarcosriver #underwaterphotography
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May 26 2021 Rotary SMTX Newsletter 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

New SMTX Rotary banner

New SMTX Rotary banner incorporates our club logo, meeting info and the 4-Way Test.  Thanks to Amy Bawcom for creating this.
#rotary #rotary5840 #smtx #4waytest 
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YouTube video of SMHS Rotary Scholarships

Rotary Club of San Marcos TX presented scholarships to #SMCISD students at the San Marcos High School in May 2021. 
Video shot by SMHS.  #Rotary #Rotary5840 #smtx #smtxrotary #ServeToChangeLives #PeopleOfAction
 
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Rotary presents scholarships to SM High School seniors

SMTX Rotary Awards 11 Scholarships
 
San Marcos, TX – May 20 -- The Rotary Club of San Marcos awarded $20,750 in scholarships this spring to Academy, SMCISD High School, and Hill Country Christian School seniors. San Marcos Academy senior, Evan Schawe, received a scholarship on April 28 in a ceremony at the Academy.
 
On May 13, San Marcos High School seniors received their scholarships, including Claire Elias, Angela Hernandez, Adriana Magee, Nakul Patel, Kiarissa Ugalde, and Mia Wilson. Two other SMHS students received Rotary scholarships that were jointly supported by the H.Y. Price Foundation, Nathan Kinsey and Isaiah Manuel Medellin. Malayla DeBardeleben, at SMHS, received a scholarship funded jointly by Rotary and students at Travis Elementary School, where DeBardeleben attended elementary school. Students at Travis raise money each year to give a scholarship to a former student, and the Rotary Club matches whatever they raise.
 
The final Rotary scholarship for this year was awarded to Holly Prestage at Hill Country Christian School on May 20.
#rotary #rotary5840 #smtx #scholarships #smcisd #smhs #smtxrotary 
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Membership Proposal Form (application form) 2021-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Scramble 4 Scholarships fundraiser 2021-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Susan Hanson shares SM River underwater photos 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
May 19 2021 Rotary SMTX Newsletter 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
May 5 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
May 12 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Academy EarlyAct Photo 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary programs in May & June 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
May is Rotary Youth Service Month 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Academy senior Evan Schawe receives Rotary scholarship 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
May 5 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships: Another benefit of Rotary membership 2021-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

RotaCare free medical clinics

Wed April 28 Charlie Wasser presented a program at Rotary about the effort to launch RotaCare free medical clinics in South Central Texas. There is already one in El Paso.
Here are the PowerPoint slides for his presentation. #rotary5840 #rotacare #smtx 
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Service opportunity — Thursday, May 6 2021-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of San Marcos Service Activities 2021-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Schedules Rise Against Hunger Day 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
DRAFT of SMTX Rotary 2021-2022 Goals 2021-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
April 28 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Followup on Lidice Massacre program in March 2021-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
April 21 2021 Rotary Newsletter 2021-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
Nice article in San Marcos Daily Record 2021-04-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rise Against Hunger is Rotary program April 14 2021-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
April 14 2021 Rotary Newsletter 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary service this year 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
Building membership in a Rotary Club 2021-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
SCRAMBLE 4 SCHOLARSHIPS NEWS RELEASE 2021-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Easter basket delivered to fire station 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary San Marcos video on YouTube 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
April 7, 2021 Rotary newsletter 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
March 31 Rotary Newsletter Bruce Smith 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Scramble 4 Scholarship Fundraiser 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary social media sites 2021-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
March 24 2021 Rotary Newsletter 2021-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4 Way Test 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
March 17 2021 Rotary Newsletter 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision Statement 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
The object of Rotary 2021-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary areas of service 2021-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary's 7 Areas of Focus 2021-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
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San Marcos TX Rotary Brochure Page 2 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos TX Rotary Brochure Page 1 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
March 3 San Marcos Rotary Newsletter 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Feb 24 Newsletter smi 2021-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Beth Clark shares history of Lidice Massacre  2021-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
Feb 17 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
February 10 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
2021-2022 Rotary International theme 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
People of Action: Rotary Club of San Marcos TX 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Beth Clark shares history of Lidice Massacre Feb 17 2021-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
February 3 Rotary Newsletter 2021-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
January 27 Rotary Newsletter 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Jan 20, 2021 Newsletter 2021-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
January 13 San Marcos Rotary Newsletter 2021-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Rotary Meeting Programs 2021-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
January 6 2021 Rotary Newsletter 2021-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
December 30 Rotary Newsletter 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
141 pairs of socks presented to GSMYC 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
Dec 23 Rotary Newsletter: Special edition 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
December 16 Newsletter 2020-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
What Rotarians Do At Meetings 2020-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
December 9 Newsletter 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Happy 99th Birthday, San Marcos Rotary 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary is 99 Years Old 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
December 2 Newsletter 2020-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Logo of San Marcos Rotary 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
November 25 Newsletter 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Pantry at Lamar Campus SMCISD 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
November 18 Newsletter 2020-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary raises $3000 for polio 2020-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
November 11 Newsletter 2020-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Charlie Wasser Presents Polio Update 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Order Your San Marcos Rotary Polo Shirt 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
November 4 Newsletter Smi 2020-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Ranked as 4-Star Charity 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio photos 2020-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Christy Guenther shares story of Haiti orphanage 2020-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day October 24 2020-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
October 24 Pints for Polio fundraiser 2020-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
October 21 Newsletter 2020-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
October 14 Rotary Newsletter 2020-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Clint Epley tours Rotary through Commemorative Air Force Smith 2020-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Brian Guenther discusses the Chickasaw Nation Smith 2020-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
October 7 Rotary Newsletter Smith 2020-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
September 30 Rotary Newsletter 2020-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
September 23 Rotary Newsletter 2020-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
20 reasons to be a Rotary member 2020-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
Kevin Katz shares eye health information 2020-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotarians stuff school supply packets Smith 2020-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
September 16 Rotary Newsletter 2020-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Journalist visits all state parks and creates course 2020-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
September 9 Rotary Newsletter 2020-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
September 2 Rotary newsletter 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
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KZSM RADIO FEATURED AT NEXT ROTARY MEETING

SAMMY FALLETTA INTRODUCES KZSM COMMUNITY RADIO

The August 26 Rotary Club of San Marcos meeting program is about KZSM Radio, the community radio station serving San Marcos. Sammy Falletta serves as President of this nonprofit organization, and will introduce the station to the club. KZSM’s  mission statement says it is  “To broadcast high-quality, community-generated programming that engages, enlightens and entertains the people of San Marcos, Texas while building pride in our community.” Its studio and offices are located at 216 N. Guadalupe. https://kzsm.org
Photo source: www.facebook.com/SanMarcosTexasRadio   Rotary meets Wednesdays at noon in the Shultz Lecture Hall at the San Marcos Academy on RR12.
 
 
 
KZSM RADIO FEATURED AT NEXT ROTARY MEETING Bruce Smith 2020-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
Check presented to Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos 2020-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Programs 2020-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
August 12 Newslettr 2020-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
August 5 Newsletter 2020-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
July 29 Newsletter Smith 2020-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
July 22 Newsletter 2020-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

July 15 Newsletter

July 15 San Marcos Rotary Club Newsletter.  Images are 8-1/2 x 11 and suitable for printing if that makes it easier for you to read.
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July 8 Newsletter 2020-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
July 1 Weekly Newsletter 2020-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

International Service by local clubs

On Wed., May 6 at noon our virtual meeting of the San Marcos Rotary Club will focus on international service. This will be a ZOOM meeting. Much of the meeting will just be social to see how one another are doing, but we will also brainstorm for ideas about what international service our club might anticipate doing in the future. I hope some long time members will attend the meeting to share what we have done in the past.
International Service by local clubs Bruce Smith 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Auction donations needed Bruce Smith 2020-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Sponsorships needed Bruce Smith 2020-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Annual Wine Tasting and Casino Night Bruce Smith 2020-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

Vicki's report for February

Posted by Vicki on Mar 05, 2019
Hello, this is Vicky and this is what I did in the month of February!
 
On the 15th of February, I went to my first rodeo with Rotary and other exchange students and it was super fun!  First, we all met in New Braunfels, where we were welcomed and left our baggage, then we drove to San Antonio where we met a guide who told us many interesting facts about rodeos. We then had some free time, so we went to the "greatest carnival on the planet", where there were attractions and food courts. After that we went to the rodeo, and all of us exchange student were very fascinated by the performances, the people and the music! For the rest of the month I just kept going to school and hanging out with my friends. Thank you very much, I am having so much fun! Vicky. 
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Human Trafficking Awareness Training

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ROTARY SPONSORS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS PRESENTATION IN SAN MARCOS NOV. 6

Human trafficking is a considered a modern-day form of slavery and usually involves commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. A report by the The Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project estimates that 79,000 Texas youth are victims of sex trafficking. Another 234,000 people in Texas are estimated to be victims of labor trafficking, forced to perform domestic or agricultural work without their consent.

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Training Bruce Smith 2018-09-10 05:00:00Z 0 Attorney General,Kirsta,Leeburg,Melton,human trafficking,smtxrotary
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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