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Del Rio

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ramada Inn
2101 Veterans Blvd
Sunblossom Room
Del Rio, TX  78840
United States of America
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Now serving his third year leading Rotary Foundation programs for our South-Central Texas district, Jerry Hardy reminds us that November is Foundation month and of our focus on humanitarian service at home and around the world.
Background:  At district level, he served as District Governor in 2013-2014, previously led the district grants program and Rotaract and Interact committees, did four tours as an Assistant Governor and Foundation training roles at Lone Star PETS, Multi District Training and Rotary Leadership Institute.  He’s been a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio West nearly thirty years.  A long-time contributor to our Rotary Foundation, he is a Major Donor, Bequest Society member, Benefactor and Paul Harris Society member.
Current highlights: A successful Million Dollar Dinner in January 2020 for The Rotary Foundation and now encouraging every Rotarian this 2020-2021 year to contribute to the Foundation and help earn their club a 100% participation banner.
 
Director Suzi Howe & Chair Elect of the Rotary Foundation & Past President John Germ gave an excellent presentation about The Rotary Club History against Polio and how the Rotary Club has been leading the way in fundraising to eradicate polio.
Ms. Gina McNeal, the Director of Financial Education with Border Federal Credit Union gave an excellent presentation about the educational services offered by Border Federal Credit Union and the positive benefits it has on our community.
Maria de la Paloma Villasenor, the new head consul for the Consulate of Mexico gave an excellent presentation about the services offered by the consulate to citizens of Mexico.
Art Ortiz, Owner of DogFit Dallas, gave an excellent presentation in creating balance and harmony between you and your dog. Rotarians shared pictures of their fur babies.
 
Raquel Rodriguez and Emily Grant Agents for the Val Verde County Extension Center gave an excellent overview of ongoing activities by the Val Verde County Extension Center and the 4 H Program. Ms. Qualia also elaborated on the Helping Hands program and goals.
 
Stephanie Scheller, founder of Grow Disrupt out of San Antonio, Texas, provided an excellent training on Great Leadership's Secret Weapon. Mrs. Scheller explained, “We are all leaders in some capacity.” Whether at home with our family, at work with our colleagues, or in recreational activities, there is someone looking up to you to guide. Attendees learned what EQ is, and how to leverage it to increase your own happiness in life in general & impact as a leader.
 
Assistant Governor Gloria Wilson provided insight into the collaboration with our district and District 4110 in Mexico, for a International Bi-District meeting. She also spoke about human trafficking and the serious problem which continues everyday
 
 
Val Verde County Judge Lewis Owens was our speaker at last Tuesday's Rotary meeting. The Judge gave us updates on the current state of COVID 19 in out county and ways we can help to control the virus.
John Sheedy, Emergency Management Coordinator with the City of Del Rio, was our guest speaker during last Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting. John spoke on current COVID-19 stats and important information regarding the current COVID-19 situation in our community.
In June, the Board of Directors approved $200 be donated to the two Cd. Acuna Rotary Clubs. These funds were used towards a global grant with our Club partnering with five Clubs in Mexico. We are pleased to announce that the Global Grant was approved for $55,574! This grant is to be used in the
five areas in Mexico towards Covid-19 recovery efforts. We appreciate the international partnership among our Clubs.
Honorable Judge Eric Bayne, City of Del Rio Municipal Court Judge, spoke about Texas Municipal Courts and landmark cases that have shaped court systems. He also spoke on his handling of our City's jurisdiction cases at Tuesday's noon zoom Rotary meeting.
Thank you Judge Bayne!

Several Club updates were given at Tuesday's Rotary Zoom Meeting. Guest speakers Krystal Lopez and Azul Cavazos with SCAN spoke on important services they provide and talked about healthy ways people can deal with what is going on because of COVID-19. Both Krystal and Azul did an outstanding job and we thank them for being our presenters!
Please call SCAN at 830-422-2231 for information.

President Angie Prather and Assistant Governor Gloria Wilson gave Club updates. Rotarian Lupita McDowell spoke on her recent travels and Miguel Ferzola was special guest visitor during Tuesday's luncheon.
 
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