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Del Rio

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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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We are very pleased to have Mr. Ricardo Rios as the guest speaker for our Rotary Club meeting on January 26, 2021. Mr. Rios is the Head Band Director/Fine Arts Coordinator at Del Rio High School. 
 
Ricardo Rios is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He taught two years at Fulmore Middle School in Austin before coming to Del Rio in 1991. He became the director of the San Felipe 7th Grade Band and accomplished the 1st ever UIL Sweepstakes Award in the school’s history in 1993. The band was then a consistent UIL winner since that point on under his direction for 16 years. In 2007, Mr. Rios moved up to the high school to become the 2nd assistant and he took the 2nd band to their first ever UIL Sweepstakes award that same school year. Mr. Rios then became the head band director in 2011 and a few years later also took on the title of Fine Arts Coordinator to oversee all fine arts programs in the school district. The Del Rio High School Mighty Ram Band made history again in 2020 by making its first ever appearance at the UIL State Marching Finals at the Alamodome. Mr. Rios was able to compile a great team of teachers to achieve this long-sought goal. Ricardo Rios is married to Claudia Rios and they have 4 daughters – Karina, Karla, Karen, and Karyme.
 
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Rios to our meeting!
 
Topic: Rotary Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
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Our Guest speaker Rotary District Governor - Xavier Toson spoke about COVID and how its affecting Businesses and Rotary. In addition, Xavier Toson also shared what he sees for Rotary in 2021, along with his goals and projects he is working on.
 
We are honored to have Rotary District Governor Xavier Toson as our guest speaker for our Rotary meeting on January 19, 2021. Governor Xavier is going to share what he sees for Rotary in 2021, his goals and dreams. Please join me in welcoming him to our meeting!

Topic: Rotary Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 19, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Over the last 15 years, Xavier Toson has honed his skills as a versatile Information Technology, Business, and Marketing professional. He is the founder and CEO of Stash Media Group, LLC a digital marketing agency based in San Antonio, Texas. He is an Air Force Veteran. Both he and his wife, Whitni, are Past Presidents of the Alamo Ranch Rotary Club. Before becoming this year’s District Governor, he served the District in a number of capacities. He has a passion for helping the under served, growing local economies and is motivated by the idea of helping to make the world a better place. Please welcome District Governor Xavier Toson.
Our Guest speaker John Hutcherson-Past District Governor spoke about Toastmasters International, with the intention of us potentially partnering with Toast-masters to change and impact the world more powerfully. Mr. Hutcherson also explained how Toastmasters can help Rotarians.
 
Our Guest speakers Sylvia Owens from Texas Community Bank (Not pictured) and Del Rio City Planner Janice Pokrant (below), gave an in-formative presentation in regards to the Sports Complex that is scheduled to be built in 2021 and everyone who is making this project a possibility.
 
Jaime Ortiz gave an excellent presentation on Alzheimer’s and dementia and how it affects the patient and family members.
Past District Governor Jerry Hardy gave an excellent presentation on how Rotary Club Foundation provides fundraising efforts which transforms into service projects and changes the lives of people all around the world.
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
 
 
 
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