Robert: We’re helping kids get straightened out . . .


It was Veterans Day. Last Friday at the Salt-grass. Nippy, beef, great salad. Lisa came and filled in for Lacie. And Robert filled in as Rotarian of the Week.  Robert has been with the San Marcos Treatment Center for almost 20 years. He’s seen kids come and go, and he’s seen improvements occur. First, they take kids from 6 to 18 with various psy-chiatric and developmental dis-abilities. They house and feed the kids and see that they get educa-tion along with therapy. They’re a for-profit group, part of Universal Health Services. They’re overseen by the Texas Department of Family and Protec-tive Services. They also accept kids from Alaska and Puerto Rico. One of Robert’s examples of how kids can be helped was of the ROPES course. Here the kids confront problems, but are free to try out various and sundry solutions, and often find creative ways to help one another. This helps build confidence, and rewards generous behavior. And Jerry Lager has got a char-ter academy going. They have a STEM program going along with positive behavioral intervention supports. They have a restaurant operating, they have Smart Board technology in every classroom, all the teachers are special education based, and classrooms even have kinesthetic standing and pedal desks. The campus is 65 acres in size, with gyms, pools, trails, and fields. There are sweat shops and medical clinics, too. The staff is loaded with profession-als, too. Psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, etc. fill out the space and help on every front. And they help the kids with a token economy system that rewards the kids for good behavior and gradually eases out of the picture as the kids learn what supplies rewards and what cuts back.

They’re all learning. And growing in the ways they need to grow to over-come handicaps and abuse. Bravo! Ben is back from Europe, and we were visited by Bill P. and Peter from Wednesday. Also Liann came, as did Megan Strong. All behaved! Miracles!

Notes and Quotes

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. Casey Stengel

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. Robert Half

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt.v

My green thumb came only as the result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. H. Fred Ale

If they try to rush me, I always say, "I’ve only got one other speed, and it’s slower." Glenn Ford


Executives & Directors
December 16, 2016
You might be a Redneck if...

Your CB antenna is a danger to low-flying planes.

You pick your teeth from a catalog.

You’ve ever financed a tattoo.

You’ve ever stolen toilet paper.

You think a hot tub is a stolen bathroom fixture.

People hear your car a long time before they see it.

The gas pedal on your car is shaped like a bare foot.

You prefer car keys to Q-tips.

You take a fishing pole into Sea World.



Penalty Box

Beginning on September 2, we are going to penalize anyone $1 who doesn’t wear their name tag at the meetings. This should help us to get to know each other, and be especially helpful to new members as our Club grows.

Wise Crackers...

The trouble with waiting for the perfect woman is that she wants the perfect man, and vice versa.

Conceit works backwards: it makes everybody sick but the person who has it.

To get your kids to look up to you, turn off the TV.

To stop gossiping in the office, turn the clock to 5:01.

To diet effectively, take a job selling on commission.

It matters not whether you win or lose . . . until you lose.

You’re only as old as you feel but not nearly as important.

If everybody obeyed the Ten Commandments, there would be no six-clock news.

Whyizit at bargain sales people fight over stuff that’s been reduced because nobody wanted it in the first place?


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What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  
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