Annual Rotary Casino Night

Fundraising event for the Rotary Club of San Marcos:  Annual Casino Night.  Gaming, food, beer and wine, and a raffle for an $8,600 diamond. Proceeds from the event will be used to support community service projects of the Rotary Club of San Marcos. San Marcos Regional Airport,1841 Airport Dr Blding. 2249, San Marcos, TX 78666

The event will be held at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, The Central Texas Wing Museum houses seven CAF aircraft for which the Wing has maintenance and restoration responsibility: a very-rare flying Bell P-39Q Airacobra Miss Connie, the NAA B-25J Yellow Rose, a Vultee BT-13 Valiant, and a Cessna U-3A Administrator, Beech C-45 Expeditor Lone Star Lady, the NAA AT-6 Texan, and the Douglas Sktrain C-47 That's All Brother. https://www.centraltexaswing.org/

SMTXrotary.com SMTXrotary@gmail.com  Rotary Club of San Marcos PO Box 581 San Marcos TX 78667

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Rotary Sponsors Rise Against Hunger October 14

On October 14

Help Rotary Help The Hungry

As part of international World Food Day celebrations the Rotary Club of San Marcos plans to:
  1. Host the Rise Against Hunger Food Experience:  Saturday, October 14, 9-Noon at First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland St., San Marcos TX 78666. We will package 15,000 meals that feed 90,000 people in a country stricken by famine. Needed are cash donations and 150 volunteers to package the food in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international non-profit.. You can volunteer or donate  for Rise Against by using the QR code below with your smart phone or email smtxrotary@gmail.com. Or or you can use this link to go to the Rise Against Hunger site:  http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/rotaryclubsanmarcos2023
  1. Raise funds for the Hays County Food Bank as well as nonperishable food. Bring food to First Lutheran Church in San Marcos on October 14.
     
  2. Raise funds for San Marcos School Fuel for school children on weekends and vacations. Mail contributions to Rotary Club of San Marcos,  P.O. Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667.
Help Rotary help the hungry in San Marcos, Hays County, and overseas.  The need is real. 1 in 7 (25,610) Hays County residents are food insecure (Feeding America 2019). And 1 in 7 (7,320) Hays County children are food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious. The club is more than 100 years old.
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Help the Hungry Oct 14

Help San Marcos Tx Rotary fight hunger once again. We need volunteers and donors for Rise Against Hunger Oct 14 from 9-12 at First Lutheran Church, San Marcos.
 
We are also raising money to help the Hays County Food Bank and School Fuel.
 
At the link below you can volunteer to help on Oct 14. 150 volunteers are needed. You can also donate money at that site or mail it to Rotary Club of San Marcos, PO Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667
 
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Deadline is September 15!!!

The deadline to apply for NEXT year to the Rotary Youth Exchange program is September 15. High school students can spend part of the summer or all of an academic year living abroad with a family. They learn a language and culture and become citizens of the world. The program is surprisingly affordable because it is nonprofit and Rotary volunteers do much of the work. Students even get a monthly cash allowance for incidental expenses from the local Rotary Club while abroad.
 
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SMTX Rotary Moves to New Location

The Rotary Club of San Marcos Texas moves to its new location on Wed Sept 6. The new venue is the Texas Roadhouse restaurant at 1502 South IH35 frontage road. Meetings at Wednesdays at noon and visitors are always welcome.
 
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San Marcos Rotary is Moving

In September 2023 the Rotary Club of San Marcos TX is moving from the Holiday Inn to the Texas Roadhouse  at 1502 IH 35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666. It is just a few blocks north of the old location.
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Chamber President Speaks to Rotary

Page Michel Speaks About Chamber of Commerce Plans to Help Business Community
San Marcos, TX, June 7, 2023–  Chamber of Commerce President, Page Michel, speaks to the Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday, June 14 at noon. Her topic is "Cultivating a Thriving Business Community: The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce's Impact and Vision for the Future." Rotary meets at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive. Visitors are always welcome at meetings.
 
Michel says she will discuss the Chamber's role in the community, how it advocates for large and small businesses, the benefits it provides for businesses to stay competitive, the power of connections, future plans, staff updates, and upcoming events.
 
Michel has been a Chamber and Economic Development executive for more than 20 years. She is originally from the east coast (New York and Miami) before marrying her Texan husband, Vince, and raising her family in Houston and Brenham. She graduated from Western Carolina University (North Carolina).

For more than 14 years she served as President/CEO of the Brenham/Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Brenham Economic Development Foundation. From 2020 to 2022, she served as President/CEO of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce in Galveston County. She has been President/CEO of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce since October 2022.
 
Michel has a long record of volunteer service with state and local organizations including the Texas Association of Business, Texas Chamber Executives Association, Gulf Coast Chamber Executives, Rotary Clubs, Keep Washington County Beautiful, PFLAG, CASA, Lions Club, and the Heritage Association of San Marcos. She and Vince have two sons, one attends Texas
State University and the other lives in Houston.
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SMTX Rotary Installation Dinner June 28

The Rotary Club of San Marcos will change leadership on July 1, 2023. The installation of new officers will be celebrated at an Installation Dinner June 28.
Rotary Installation Dinner
Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Pauline Espinosa Community Hall
170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos
 
Dinner will be catered by Miss Red's, as in recent years.
Dress is cocktail casual.
Spouses, partners, & other guests are encouraged.
 
There will be no regular noon meeting of Rotary that day.
 
 
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Rotary Fellowships Allow Rotarians to Pursue Personal Interests

In addition to regular meetings and service work, many Rotarians are part of one or more Rotary Fellowships. Fellowships are groups that focus on a particular interest. Rotarians connect  to discuss and often to pursue together these special interests. Examples include golf, quilting, beer, wine, skiing, hiking, travel, RVing, etc. etc.  There are more than 100 Fellowships and new ones are created all the time to meet the interests of Rotary's 1.4 million members in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries. Another benefit of being a Rotarian.
 
 
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Scramble 4 Scholarships is a Success

The 2023 Rotary Scramble 4 Scholarships raised money for scholarships for San Marcos TX area seniors. And it was a lot of fun for golfers and volunteers. Golf, food, prizes, and a charitable cause.  Rotarians and our friends in the community are truly People of Action. 
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Early Act Program at Travis Elementary Has New 4-Way Test Banners

The Rotary Club of San Marcos TX purchased 4-Way Test banners for the Early Act program at Travis Elementary, San Marcos. One is posted near the entrance and another in the cafeteria. SMTX Rotary has sponsored the Early Act program at Travis for 14 years. The students every morning recite the 4-Way Test. 
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May17 Rotary Meeting at Fish Hatchery

May 17 Rotary Meeting is a Field Trip to the Fish Hatchery
 
Rotary Club Field Trip Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, May 17
A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery
507 Staples Road
 
Lunch catered by Steger' s Chiffonade, which includes a variety of sandwiches and salads. As usual, lunch should be available by 11:45 a.m.
 
We will tour the fish hatchery as aour program. This is similar to what we did a few years ago when we had a field trip meeting to the Commemorative Air Force Museum at the Airport.
 
There will be no meeting at the Holiday Inn May 17 and no Zoom transmission of the meeting. The field trip is the meeting.
 
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Travis Early Act bell gets refurbished

 

Travis Elementary Early Act bell gets refurbished

The Travis Elementary Early Act  Rotary bell was broken. David Rodriguez fixed it. Ben Duncan cleaned up 14 years of tarnish from the bell.  Here is the finished product before its return to Travis.
 
History of Rotary bells & gavels

In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest. The challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood that came from HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson's vessel at the battle of Trafalgar. 
 
Since then, the bell used in Rotary meetings has come to represent, as on ships, order, discipline, and the time to guide us through the weekly meetings. The bell informs us of the beginning and ending of meetings, and other highlights.. The gavel symbolizes the authority invested in the president of a club. When presidents transmit their positions to their successors at the end of their year, they give the bell their last hit turning the gavel over to their successor, symbolizing the transfer of authority.
 
Thanks to Ben Duncan for locating and sharing the information about Rotary bells and gavels.
 
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Travis Elementary students say Rotary 4-Way Test
 

Rotary supports a program called Early Act in elementary schools to nurture the spirit of service in young people. It is nonpolitical and nonreligious. Travis Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, USA has had an Early Act program for 14 years. The students take on modest service projects to help the community. Every morning the students say the 4-Way Test, as do Rotarians worldwide at their meetings.
Here is a video of the Travis students reciting the 4-Way Test:
 
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Travis Elementary students recite the 4-Way Test

 
Video of 500 students saying the 4 Way Test
 
The Early Act program at Travis Elementry in San Marcos is 13 years old.   David Rodriguez and Ben Duncan from San Marcos Rotary were at the school on April 21 to present the school with two new 4-Way Test banners, one of which resides at the entrance to the school and the other in the lunch room.  The students at Travis say the 4-Way Test every morning. The 4-Way Test asks 4 simple questions about the things we think, say, or do:
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?
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4-Way Test Banners Presented to Travis Elementary

The Early Act program at Travis Elementry in San Marcos is 13 years old.   David Rodriguez and Ben Duncan from San Marcos Rotary were at the school on April 21 to present the school with two new 4-Way Test banners, one of which resides at the entrance to the school and the other in the lunch room.  The students at Travis say the 4-Way Test every morning. The 4-Way Test asks 4 simple questions about the things we think, say, or do: 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?
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Great Springs Project is Rotary Program Topic April 12

Garry Merritt Presents Great Springs Project Goals to Rotary Club
Garry Merritt leads a regional initiative called Great Springs Project to add an additional 50,000 acres of protected lands over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone between Austin and San Antonio. This national park-scale green corridor will be connected by a 100+ mile network of spring-to-spring trails, linking four iconic springs in Central Texas: Barton Springs, San Marcos Springs, Comal Springs, and San Antonio Springs. Merritt will share the group’s plans with the Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday, April 12 at Noon at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are always welcome.

Merritt says the outcomes of the project include the protection of natural resources for both aquatic and non-aquatic endangered species, water quality protection for the over two million people in the corridor who rely on the Edwards Aquifer for their drinking water, an economic development catalyst for the cities and counties along the proposed trail, and access to nature and health benefits for the projected population of 6.4 million people living in and between Austin and San Antonio by 2050.
 
Merritt  brings to the Great Springs Project a combination of business development experience, real estate law expertise, government service, and longstanding commitment to conservation of Texas’ natural resources. He is a former Real County Judge, Real County Attorney, and corporate counsel. His legal expertise includes real estate transactions, real estate finance, water rights, business development, and contract negotiations. He holds degrees from Rice University and The University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining the Great Springs Project, Merritt served as General Counsel and Legislative Director of the Texas Association of Counties which represents all 254 counties in Texas with over 2,500 elected officials. An avid river guide and mountain climber, Merritt says he cares deeply about Texas and the beautiful Hill Country and conserving our natural resources for generations to come.
 
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Scramble 4 Scholarships Title Sponsor

The Rotary May 12 Scramble 4 Scholarships has a title sponsor:  tekRESCUE, owned by Rotarian Randy Bryan. The company was just recognized as Best of Hays County business in a couple of categories.  We are grateful for this help raising money for scholarships for San Marcos area high school seniors.
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Rotary District 5840 Conference

YOUR District Leadership so excited to announce the location of the 2023 Rotary District 5840 Conference. The Conference will be at the UTSA Sports Complex in San Antonio on 6 May 2023
 
 
This one-day event is designed for everyone in the district and will only cost $50 with lunch.
 
Club leadership training will be provided for President Elects, Treasurers, Secretaries, and other key positions.
 
Even further exciting news is we will also announce the Club of the Year,  President of the Year, Assistant Governor of the Year and Rotarian of the Year along with other top awards at this event.
 
Clearly, this is an all-attend district event. Come on out, wear your favorite professional football shirt/jersey and have fun. We will start at 9:00 a.m. and be finished by 5:00 p.m.
 
Dwayne Hopkins, 5840 District Governor
 
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Kevin Katz Shares Airstream Adventures at Rotary

Kevin Katz  shares Airstream experiences

Rotarian Kevin Katz speaks to Rotary on March 22 about how he and his wife, Melissa, got  involved in the Airstream community after acquiring a 1965 trailer. He will also discuss his Covid project, the complete restoration of a 1949 Curtis Wright trailer.
 
Kevin has been a Rotarian for over 40 years. As a hobby he has built hot rods and restored Airstream trailers. He is a retired eye doctor and moved to San Marcos in 2016 to be close to family.
 
Rotary meetings are at Noon on Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors are always welcome.
 
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Hays-Caldwell Women's Center is Rotary Meeting Topic March 29

Melissa Rodriguez speaks about Women’s Center at the Rotary Club of San Marcos at Noon March 22 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos. Visitors always welcome.
 
Melissa G Rodriguez is Chief Executive Officer of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in San Marcos. She has served the Center for over 20 years. Prior to her role as CEO, Melissa was the Program Director for Roxanne’s House, HCWC’s Children’s Advocacy Center and later served as Director of Development and Community Partnerships for the organization.  Melissa earned a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Counseling from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. 
 
HCWC has a 45-year history of providing critical victim services and prevention education in Hays and Caldwell counties to survivors of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse via its family violence shelter, non-residential counseling center, children’s advocacy center, and a new transitional housing complex, Marla’s Place.   
 
Melissa’s presentation will focus on sheltering survivors of family violence, responding to local hospitals for sexual assault, answering a 24-hour crisis hotline, providing specialized services to children who have experienced abuse or witnessed violence, leading critical discussions about healthy relationships and preventing violence, providing transitional housing and ways that to support these services in the community.
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Rotary Casino Night March 4 San Marcos TX

Rotary Casino Night Marh 4, 2023 at the Commemorative Air Force Museum. A charity event to benefit youth serving organizations in San Marcos. #PeopleofAction #ServetoChangeLives #GSMYC #YSB #Rotary5840
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San Marcos Rotarians Meet Incoming Rotary International President in Dallas

San Marcos Texas Rotarians Peter Baen and Jessica Cousineau met Rotary International President Elect Gordon R. McInally (center) at the President Elect Training Seminar in Dallas in February. McInally becomes RI President on July 1, 2023. He is a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland. Peter Baen will be Rotary San Marcos President in 2023-2024 and Counsineau will take the reins for 2023-2025. The Rotary Club of San Marcos in more than 100 years old.  
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Cody Lock is Treasurer of the Rotary Club of San Marcos TX

Cody Lock is the Treasurer of the Rotary Club of San Marcos, Texas and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He has been active in Rotary service projects and serving on the club’s Board of Directors.
 
He is an Assistant Vice President for Frost Bank in San Marcos and works in Frost’s corporate banking division. After several years in the financial industry, Cody joined Frost in 2016 as a personal banker before making the transition to commercial banking. He has worked with companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to businesses with $25 million-plus in annual revenues and assists clients to obtain financing for commercial real estate, equipment, working capital and other business needs.
 
A native of East Texas, Cody was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin, and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Cody participates in many organizations in San Marcos in addition to Rotary, including Leadership San Marcos and the Downtown Association of San Marcos.
 
Cody lives in San Marcos, Texas with his wife Alison, and son John.
 
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Jennifer Whitcomb Joins SMTXrotary Board

Jennifer Whitcomb becomes Secretary of the Rotary Club of San Marcos on July 1, 2023, for the 2023-2024 Rotary year. She has been a Rotarian for six years, including four years in Salisbury Maryland, and two in San Marcos. She expects to become a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in March 2023.
 
Jennifer was the Director of Finance for Texas State Independent Living Council (2017-2023), the executive director for Deaf Independent living Association (2006-2015) and executive director for Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (1999-2006. She now serves as the Finance Director for Waterloo Greenway Conservancy.
 
Jennifer served as a member of several Boards including Rehabilitation Advisory Councils for the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Tennessee. Her advocacy efforts were instrumental in several legislative initiatives. In Georgia, she helped pass legislation supporting the Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program, a $3M project funded by a surcharge on landline phone usage.
 
Jennifer has a master’s degree from Texas State University in Public Administration. She also has a master’s degree from San Diego State University in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton.
 
Jennifer has a daughter, Aubrie, who is pursuing her undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
@RotaryDistrict5840 #District5840Family #WeAreRotary #SMTXrotary #SMTX
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President-Elect of SMTX Rotary for 2023-2024

Jessica Cousineau becomes President-Elect of the Rotary Club of San Marcos,Texas on July 1, 2023. She will serve as President of the club in Rotary year 2024-2025.
 
Jessica is an attorney at David K. Sergi and Associates, in San Marcos.  She currently practices in the areas of bankruptcy and federal litigation, but has worked in many areas over the more than 20 years she has been a practicing lawyer in Oregon and Texas.  She has a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and BCJ and BA degrees in criminal justice and anthropology from New Mexico State University.
 
Jessica joined Rotary in 2014, after her oldest son was accepted as a Rotary exchange student and has loved the opportunity it has given her to help both locally and internationally. She served as President of the Tualatin Rotary Club in Oregon during the 2017-2018 Rotary year and enjoyed the opportunity to help that club accomplish their goals.  She has been honored as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Jessica, and her husband Steve, recently moved to New Braunfels to be closer to their children and they have enjoyed exploring central Texas.
 
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Election of San Marcos Tx Rotary Officers

Unanimous positive vote 18 Feb 2023 for the following slate of officers, board members, and committee chairs for 2023-2024 to lead the Rotary Club of San Marcos, Texas, USA in Rotary District 5840
 
Rotary Club of San Marcos Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs 2023-2024

President Peter Baen

President-Elect Jessica Cousineau

Immediate Past President John Hardy

Secretary Jennifer Whitcomb

Treasurer Cody Lock

Sergeant-at-Arms Seth Worley

Director-At-Large Jason Dixon

Director-At-Large Scott Yarbrough

Director-At-Large Sean Locker

Public Image Committee Chair Bruce Smith

Membership Committee Chair Ben Duncan

RI Foundation Committee Chair Jimmy Cobb

Service Projects Committee Chair TBA
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10 Myths About Rotary Clubs

10 Myths About Rotary Clubs

MYTH 1: Rotary is a secret society with an official creed.
TRUTH: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret meetings and no secret rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
 
MYTH 2: Rotary is exclusively a male only organization.
TRUTH: Rotary started out as a men only organization but has changed its constitution to allow women for over 35 years. Women now play important roles in Rotary including club Presidents. The President of worldwide Rotary International this year is a woman.
 
MYTH 3: You have to be older to join Rotary.
TRUTH: Absolutely not! Many clubs have Rotarians in their 30’s and 40’s as well as experienced managers who have been committed to Rotary for a long time. Rotary values the individual, not their age.
 
MYTH 4: Owning a business is a must.
TRUTH: One does not have to own a business. Members include teachers, nurses, city workers, real estate agents and many other professions. Many Rotarians work for nonprofits.
 
MYTH 5: Rotary is boring.
TRUTH: Rotary is FUN. Every meeting is FUN. The club projects are FUN. Social activities are FUN . Service is FUN !
 
MYTH 6: You have to be rich to join Rotary.
TRUTH: You need not be rich. You only need a deep desire to serve your fellow man. The dues are $50/month. Rotary has a program to help young professionals who can't afford the dues. Eating lunch at the meeting is optional. The cost is $10 is you elect to dine.
 
MYTH 7: Rotarians are not friendly.
TRUTH: In an increasing complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic needs, the need for friendship and fellowship. The Rotary Club of San Marcos meets Wednesdays at Noon at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos. Come visit and see who we are and what we do.
 
MYTH 8: Rotarians need to be good public speakers.
TRUTH: Rotary develops confidence in people to allow them to speak in public but individuals don't have to speak if they don't want to.
 
MYTH 9: Rotary is all about business.
TRUTH: Rotary is about service to others. Our purpose is to do good in the community.
 
MYTH 10: Rotary is a local group
TRUTH: This is a worldwide organization of 33,000 clubs. Find out more at http://www.rotary.org
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Christus Santa Rosa Hospital President speaks to San Marcos Rotary February 15

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital President speaks to San Marcos Rotary February 15

Thomas McKinney is an executive leader with more than twenty years in health care. He currently serves as the President of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos,  where he leads a team of 500+ health care professionals at the 170 bed acute care hospital, including a 35+ provider multispecialty group.

In April 2020, Thomas led the operational transition team and finalized the acquisition of Central Texas Medical Center by Christus Health, at which point he was invited to serve as the President. He will speak to the Rotary Club of San Marcos on February 15 about the transition from CTMC to Christus Health and the history of Christus Health in Central and South
Texas.
 
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of North Texas and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Seton Hall University of South Orange, New Jersey.
 
Wednesday Feb 15 at Noon at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, Texas. Visitors welcome.
 
 
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Peter Baen to Become San Marcos Rotary President

Peter Baen to Serve as San Marcos Rotary President for 2023-2024
 
Peter Baen is President-Elect of the Rotary Club of San Marcos, Texas, and becomes President of the club on July 1, 2023, for the 2023-2024 Rotary Year. He has been a Rotarian since 1992 and was honored to become a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow later that same year.
 
Peter was a member of the Math Department faculty at SWTSU (now Texas State University) before joining the Thermon Company in December of 1976. He was introduced to Rotary through Dick Burdick, founder of Thermon and Past Rotary District Governor.
 
An active member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Peter focuses much of his attention on Industry Applications Society (IAS) including serving as Conference Chair for multiple Technical Conferences. Since retiring he has been working as an independent consultant for electrical standards development.
 
He served the San Marcos Independent School District Board of Trustees for three terms, and remains involved with the Boy Scouts of America, thru which he was awarded the “Silver Beaver” in 2007.
 
Peter and his wife, Dee Dee, have hosted many Rotary Youth Exchange Students from various countries, and two of their four children were outbound Rotary exchange students.
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Rotary Casino Night Sat March 4, 7-11 pm

Rotary Club of San Marcos Casino Night Saturday, March 4 from 7-11 at the Commemorative Air Force CENTEX Wing Airport hanger.
This benefit event raises funds for the Greater San Marcos Youth Council GSMYC and Youth Service Bureau YSB. $50 per person. Table of 8 $400. Sponsorships will all sorts of promotional benefits are $500 & up. Email SMTXrotary@gmail.com
 
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Rotary San Marcos Casino Night March 4

Saturday, March 4 from 7-11 p.m. Rotary Casino Night, a benefit fundraiser to support San Marcos area youth organizations, including the Greater San Marcos Youth Council and the Youth Service Bureau.

The location is incredible: The Commemorative Air Force Museum at San Marcos Airport. Fun, gaming, fundraising and historic WW2 aircraft. What a package! $50 per person. Table of 8 reserved for $400. Company and individual sponsorships available for $500 and up with promotional benefits.
 
Email SMTXrotary@gmail.com for more information.
 
Photos from our last Casino Night:
 
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Steven Trout speaks to Rotary Feb 1 about TxSt Baseball

Texas State Head Baseball Coach Steven Trout speaks to the Rotary Club of San Marcos on Wednesday February 1st at Noon at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos. Visitors are welcome.
Trout will reflect on the team's great 2022 season and what he sees for the upcoming season, which begins Feb 17 with a three-game series against Northwestern. Texas State University
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Texas State University President Addresses Rotary

Dr. Kelly Damphousse, President of Texas State University in San Marcos, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of San Marcos. He became an Honorary San Marcos Rotarian after speaking about his plans for the University. Rotary invited Kiwanis and Lions Club officers so it was a packed house. Pictured are John Hardy, Rotary Club President, Chris Zuniga, Texas State University Rotaract President, and Dr. Damphousse. The three are doing the Texas State Bobcat "Eat 'Em Up, Cats" hand sign.
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Let the slime begin!

Students at Travis Elementary in San Marcos had a fundraiser to collect money for a Travis Scholarship that would be awarded in the spring to a San Marcos high school senior who had attended Travis.  The students raised $750 for the scholarship.
 
The two classes who raised the most money got to "slime” the Principal, Mr. Macini, and Asst. Principal, Mrs. Voigt.
 
Since the Rotary Club of San Marcos matches the money raised by students, bringing the total amount of the scholarship up to $1,500, the Early Act students allowed the Rotary Club adviser, Ben Duncan, to "slime" the Principals as well.
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New Texas State University President Speaks to Rotary

Texas State President Dr. Kelly Damphousse addresses Rotary on December 14
 
Rotarians will have an opportunity this week to meet and welcome Dr. Kelly Damphousse to San Marcos when he addresses the club on December 14.
 
“Dr. Kelly Damphousse was named the tenth president of Texas State University on April 21, 2022, after a unanimous vote of The Texas State University System Board of Regents.
 
Before joining Texas State, President Damphousse served as chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for five years. He previously served as associate dean and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.
 
President Damphousse began his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, before joining the University of Oklahoma faculty.
 
President Damphousse was born and raised in a small fishing village in northern Canada. He moved to southern Alberta in Grade 12, where he later earned an associate degree in law enforcement from Lethbridge Community College.
 
After he completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State, he and Beth were married in her hometown of Bryan, Texas. He then earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University, during which time both their daughters were born.” Source: president.txst.edu
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Rotary Club of San Marcos Texas Service in 2022

ROTARY CLUB OF SAN MARCOS SERVICE PROJECTS in 2022

  • Hosted a Celebration of Service on January 14, 2022 to commemorate the Rotary Club’s 100th Anniversary and also the work done by the many nonprofit groups in the San Marcos/Hays County area.
  • $5,000 gift to Hays County Food Bank
  • $5,000 gift to San Marcos School Fuel
  • $1,500 sponsorship of the San Marcos School Fuel Fun Run
  • Packed nearly 15,000 meals in partnership with Rise Against Hunger at a cost of $5,700. Each meal serves 6 and are shipped overseas to a famine-stricken country
  • $7,500 for the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus program raised with Hair Raisin’ benefit, which was matched with $15,000 by the Gates Foundation
  • Packaged school supplies for seven villages in northern Mexico and several nonprofits in San Marcos.
  • $35,000 in scholarships awarded to 17 San Marcos area high school graduates
  • Stocked two free mini-libraries with books in the Victory Gardens area of San Marcos
  • Sponsored a Rotaract Club at Texas State University
  • Sponsored an EarlyAct character building program at Travis Elementary
  • Sponsored two SMHS juniors to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards experience
  • Participated with the Lion’s Club in two events at San Marcos Academy
  • Purchased eight shade and ornamental trees for the Victory Gardens Park, also site of one of the Rotary mini libraries
  • Purchased banners for the VFW Posts in San Marcos and Kyle
  • Purchased snacks and beverages for SMCISD personnel administering STARR tests
  • Sponsored table at Wimberley Rotary Club “Dinner in the Dark” benefit for school for the blind in Africa
  • Raised more than $2,000 for Rotary Foundation service projects through the sale of Rotary District 5840 raffle tickets
  • Sponsored Scramble for Scholarships golf tournament to raise $12,000 for scholarships
  • Participated in the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and routinely attend Chamber functions

CONSIDER BECOMING A PERSON OF ACTION IN ROTARY.  EMAIL SMTXrotary@gmail.com to learn more.

Rotary is a nonprofit organization. Tax-deductible gifts can be sent to the Greater San Marcos Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 581, San Marcos, Tx 78667.  All gifts are used to fund service projects.
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Rotary Presents $5,000 Gift to School Fuel

San Marcos Rotary presented a check for $5,000 to San Marcos School Fuel on November 16. School Fuel provides K-8 students with food to take home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.

The gift was one of a 3-part project called Help the Hungry this fall that raised funds for School Fuel, the Hays County Food Bank, and Rise Against Hunger.
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Rotary presents $5,000 donation to Hays County Food Bank 

Rotary presents $5,000 donation to Hays County Food Bank 
 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos presented a check for $5,000 to the Hays County Food Bank on November 9. It was part of a project in October called Feed the Hungry. Half of the gift came from a grant from Rotary District 5840 in South Central Texas. The project also raised money for San Marcos School Fuel and the international nonprofit Rise Against Hunger.

Photo:
Left to right: Chase Stapp, San Marcos Director of Public Safety; Jamie Lee Case, President of the Hays County Food Bank; John Hardy, President of the Rotary Club of San Marcos; Eleanor Owen, Executive Director of the Food Bank;  Julie Hollar, Rotarian; and in the front row John Turner Hardy, future Rotarian.
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What happens at Rotary meetings?

What happens at Rotary meetings?
Rotary meetings open to the public and visitors are always welcome. Meetings begin with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a recitation of the Rotary 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do: 

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?

Half of the meeting is a program on a different topic each week. In the past year we had programs about Habitat for Humanity, School Fuel, Hays County Food Bank, the Rotary Early Act program at Travis Elementary, Crime Stoppers, Texas State Greek Life service programs, the Hays County Sheriff’s Department, Twilight 127, building sandcastles, the international effort to eradicate polio and more. Several new members of the club introduced themselves to us by sharing information about their professional, personal and Rotary lives. And we discussed upcoming Rotary community service projects and gave checks to local nonprofits and to high school seniors to whom we awarded scholarships.

Rotary is nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonreligious.  Our motto is Service Above Self.  Rotary began in 1905 in Chicago. The San Marcos Rotary Club was chartered 100 years ago on December 1, 1921. There are 1.4 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs in 200 countries around the world. San Marcos is in Rotary District 5840, which includes 57 clubs in South Central Texas.  smtxrotary.com  rotary.org  smtxrotary@gmail.com
 
 
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Vocational Rehabilitation Discussed at Rotary October 12

Giovanne Turincio discusses vocational rehabilitation Oct 12

Giovanne Turincio is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with 17 years of experience working with Vocational Rehabilitation. She will speak at Rotary on October 12 about vocational rehabilitation services provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Turincio has worked for the State of Texas over 30 years. She joined Vocational Rehabilitation to manage a mental health case load. Then she worked at the Central Texas Regional Office as a Program Specialist, and now serves as Community Outreach and Awareness Specialist to bring awareness of VR Services to the community.
 
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services supports people with disabilities to prepare for meaningful employment by providing a range of services based on an individual’s employment goals. The program also helps businesses and employers
recruit, retain and accommodate employees with disabilities.
 
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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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June 24 2022 Installation Dinner Program

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 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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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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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
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World Food Day is October 16 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Oct 13 Rotary Newsletter 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
 
Chef's Battle Royale celebrating Rise Against Hunger and World Food Day 2021-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
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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Wet Wednesday Rotary friendship event 2021-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

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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Early Act in 13th Year at Travis 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Newsletter October 5 2021 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

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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SMTX Rotary Newsletter Sept 29 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

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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SMTX Rotary September 22 2021 Newsletter 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary packs food for Rise Against Hunger Oct 16 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

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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SMTX Rotary Newsletter Sept 15 2021 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

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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Rotary in Spain helps isolated seniors 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary in San Marcos TX date back to 1921 2021-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

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
Memories of a Rotarian by Johanna Hansen Johanna Hansen 2021-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Website to sign up for Rise Against Hunger 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

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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Article about SMTX Rotary in Corridor News 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
People of Action 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
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SMTX Rotary Newsletter Sept 1 2021 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
School supplies project Aug 27 2021 2021-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston 2021-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

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
SMTX Rotary School Supplies Project 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Newsletter Sept 1 2021 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rise Against Hunger 2021-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
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
Aug 25 2021 SMTX Rotary Newsletter 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

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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Rotary District 5840 Gala Nov 13 2021-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Sorry about SMTX Rotary 2021-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
SMTX Rotary Celebrates Rotary Youth Exchange 2021-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

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
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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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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
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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
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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
 
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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
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#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
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