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Del Rio

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ramada Inn
2101 Veterans Blvd
Sunblossom Room
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States of America
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As Veterans Day draws near, we need to remember that this country was built on people answering the call to service. Ser- vice above Self is what people call it. Men and women, young and old, have honorably answered this call to protect us and to give us this blanket of freedom. We as a Club have a duty to make sure we do the best we can so their work does not go in vain, that is truly the best “Thanks” we can give a veteran.
Eddie Amezcua Jr. President
 
100 Years ago…
On July 1, 1922, Phil Foster served as President, and on October 12, 1922, The Del Rio Club was organized as club number 1285. Arthur Mayhew of the Uvalde Rotary Club came to Del Rio and induced Phil B. Foster to call a meeting of local businessmen in the St. Charles Hotel on the night of October 12, 1922. Seventeen men were present at this meeting and these seventeen men organized and became the charter members of the Del Rio Rotary Club. The club got its charter on November 22, 1922.
 
At first, every few weeks the meeting places were changed from one place to another. At one time the meeting place was alternated between two different places.
 
On November 22, 1922, the Del Rio Rotary Establishes Moore Park, The Del Rio Rotary club was instrumental in getting land from the G. Odell-Moore Estate for Moore Park. The Rotary Club was named trustee for Moore Park along with the American Legion and the Lions Club. Also, the Rotary Club paid for 1/3 of the trees planted in the park. 100 years ago…
As a Youth Service Project, we are seeking volunteers to participate in Career Day at Ruben Chavira Elementary School on November 10, 2022 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Those interested in participating, please call Gregorio Arrambide, Jr. at 830-313-6818 or email ucs.greg@icloud.com
 
Our guest speaker last week was Mr. Jorge Ramon, the Economic Development Director for the City of Del Rio. Mr. Ramon spoke about Ports to Plains, 3rd  International bridge as well as new upcoming businesses coming to our community.   He gave an enlightening presentation on the commerce in our City
 
As Veterans Day draws near, we need to remember that this country was built on people answering the call to service. Service above Self is what people call it. Men and women, young and old, have honorably answered this call to protect us and to give us this blanket of freedom. We as a Club have a duty to make sure we do the best we can so their work does not go in vain, that is truly the best “Thanks” we can give a veteran.
 
 
Eddie Amezcua Jr.
President
 
Our guest speaker last week was Melinda “Melly” Brown.  Ms. Brown spoke about Amistad Therapy Center and the issues of mental health today and their availability to help.  You may contact Ms. Brown for any questions.   

Thank you to all Fellow Rotarians for all their help on Saturday to help to put together flags and poles. Thank you to Eddie for providing breakfast tacos for those who volunteered.

Youth Project – Trunk or Treat at Ruben Chavira Elementary.Thank you to all Fellow Rotarians who donated candy and who helped come and give out candy! Big thank you to Jesco for their Donation of Mcdonalds' Gift Cards to some special winners.
 
 
 
As a Youth Service Project, we are seeking volunteers to participate in Career Day at Ruben Chavira Elementary School on November 10, 2022 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Those interested in participating, please call Gregorio Arrambide Jr.
The Del Rio Rotary Club made a donation for snacks for the Del Rio Housing Authority After School Tutorial Program. Pictured from Left to right Jesus Avila, Director of  Operations DRHA, Gregorio Arrambide Jr, Youth Director, Del Rio Rotary Club,  Eddie Amezcua Jr, Rotary Club President, Isidro Valdez Executive Director DRHA and Linda Garcia,  Property Manager.
 
On a side note Gregorio himself was a “Project Kid” and attended the youth program back in the 80’s).  Here I am standing in front of the same house I lived in back in 1985. My daughter was in the picture, who now works for the Housing Authority.
 
Our very own Chris Ryan was named Mr. Amistad by the International Good Neighbor Council. He participated in the Fiesta de Amistad parade on Saturday.
 
The Rotary Club of Del Rio is partnered with Border Federal Credit Union to provide coats and sweaters for the children in Mexico for our International Project.  Pictured are Eddie Amezcua Jr President and Abram Rodriguez Community Service Director Del Rio Rotary Club and representing Border Federal credit Union not pictured is Cynthia de Luna International Director.
 
Del Rio Rotary Club President, Eddie Amezcua, presented Alfredo Delgado with a pin for celebrating 30 years of service with the Rotary Club of Del Río.​​​​​​​
On Tuesday, September 20th, Ms. Julie Lewey from the Nueces River Authority was our guest speaker.  Ms. Lewey gave a very interesting presentation about their efforts to remove arundo along our riverbanks and creeks.
 
 
Last weeks guest speaker was Ms. Julie Lewey from the Nueces River Authority Lewey gave a very interesting presentation about their efforts to remove arundo along our river banks and creeks.
 
 
 
Last weeks guest speaker was Julie Lewey from the Nueces River Authority. Ms. Lewey gave a very interesting presentation about their efforts to remove arundo along our river banks and creeks. 
 
Thank you to the crew who helped sell beverages at the beverage truck at the Brown Plaza 16 de Septiembre festivities.
Our rodeo burger masters, Richard Fernández & Bob Bishop, were recognized and presented a personalized apron. 
 
The First Flag Repair Summit went swimmingly with the hard work of Ruben, Otila, Rey, Chris, Louis, Brenda, Belinda and Rachel.  They were able to replace 54 flags in under an hour!  Stay tuned for the next one.  More flags are on the order! 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Cd. Acuna,  Mexico will be distributing school supplies to various elementary schools in Cd. Acuna.  If you would like to participate, please contact Cynthia de Luna, International Chair.
 
 
Our Guest Speaker Our guest speaker will be John Sheedy IV, City Manager for the City of Del Rio. Mr. Sheedy was born in Uvalde, Texas in 1961 and grew up in the small, close-knit, community of Brackettville. Sheedy worked on the family ranches during his youth, becoming a very skilled horseback rider with most summers spent traveling with his family, as his father was a Transportation Coordinator that worked on motion picture sets around the country.
Our Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker will be Isidro Valdez-Fernandez, Executive Director for the Del Rio Housing Authority and President of the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
A few words from our President.
The compassion you all showed to the people of Del Rio and the willing to serve is an inspiration for us all. I've noticed how you all would treat everyone with kindness, no matter what the situation was. We all knew how stressful it was putting the Rodeo together, but you all still stepped Up to the challenges and overcame the difficulties. We provided entertainment to our community and raised money for future ideas and scholarships as we continue to serve above self. Your actions go a long way to establish the best Service Club of Del Rio. Rotary Del Rio definitely got noticed this weekend but most importantly your work hasn't gone unnoticed. IMAGINE the possibilities going forward.
Thank you for all that you do.
Eddie Amezcua Jr. President
 
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