Ron: Our Foundation gives peace, wellness, and life . . .

It was warm for an October day last Friday at the Salt-grass. Fitting for a meeting focusing on our Foundation. Rotarian Ron knows it well. He’s seen its effects in many different parts of the world. So he told us about it. We’ve helped bring peace, cut dis-ease, bring clean water, save mothers and kids, and help local economies in many di fferent spots around the world. We’ve helped bring microlending to areas that need it, we’ve helped schools improve their job, and we’ve helped students to study many miles away from their homes. We all hear about what gets done after hurricanes and floods, and that’s great stuff. We see kids getting Polio Plus shots all over the world, and we’ve almost done in that disease. Health-care work-ers are much more numerous now, thanks to us. This is stuff governments don’t do as well as love-based groups, such as churches and Rotary-type clubs. The lives we save yield even more volunteers and caregiv-ers, as Bill Gates and his foundations have shown us. And we know we’ve done good with our school supplies down in Mexico.

We also had some other good news. Ron says Judy has retired, and his son is nearing his Ph.D. Lisa reported that Michael is being considered for junior leadership awards. Clay was honored by San Marcos High School, and Ro-tarActor Liann brought her camera to capture volatile Rotarians who fear having their images open to the gen-eral public on the Web.

Other than that, it was a peaceful meeting. Ben sold tickets like crazy, and Lacie added even more gambling to the game. Somebody won something. Maybe the FBI will be able to find out who. It was worth 30 whole dollars. Or so. Bill Pennington visited from Wednesday, as did Peter. Peace.

Notes and Quotes

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie

Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy. John Dewey

Our concern is not how to worship in the catacombs but how to remain human in the skyscrapers. Abraham Heschel

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely re-arranging their prejudices. William James


Executives & Directors
December 16, 2016
You Might Be A Redneck If...

The Salvation Army declines your mattress.

You’ve ever raked leaves in your kitchen.

Your wife has ever said "Come move this trans-mission so I can take a bath."

Birds are attracted to your beard.

Your wife’s job requires her to wear an orange vest.

You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.

You have the local taxidermist’s number on speed dial.

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...

Anyone who thinks talk is cheap hasn’t talked to a lawyer.

Major surgery is what I had. Minor surgery is what you had.

If you want to know how old you are, just watch your grandson play soccer.

Do ghosts fly every witch way?

Are they called Lightning Bugs because they never blink in the same place twice?

Do Yaks really talk a lot?

In the Good Old Days M stood for Mother instead of McDonald’s.

The best way to keep children’s clothes clean is to keep them off children.

The best advice to a dieter is "No thyself."

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.


Upcoming Events
Officer Installation Banquet
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jul 20, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Paul Harris Fellows

Shaw Ash, IG Ben Duncan Don Moore
Chris Baker Bob Flammang Clay Sullivan
Bob Blagg Bill Fly Alisa Teegardin
Lisa Brown Diane Laumer (H) Phil Wilbur (H)
Ron Brown Deanna Lalich (H) Scott Yarbrough
Jerry Bullock Jerrold McMillan  
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.  
Bulletin Editor
Bob Flammang
Service Above Self