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Del Rio

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn
2101 Veterans Blvd
Sunblossom Room
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States of America
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On Tuesday, May 22, 2024, the Del Rio Rotary Club had the pleasure of hosting Dan Chapin and Larry Dotson who provided an insightful presentation on the Department of Defense (DOD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program. The speakers, helped shed light on the vital intersection of national defense, environmental conservation, and community partnership.
Overview of the REPI Program
The REPI Program is a key initiative by the DOD aimed at addressing encroachment and sustainment challenges faced by military installations. Encroachment refers to incompatible land uses and development near military bases, which can impede training and operational capabilities. The REPI Program works by forming collaborative partnerships with private conservation groups, state and local governments, and landowners to preserve critical natural habitats and buffer zones around military facilities.
Del Rio Rotary Club Independence Day Rodeo – June 28 & 29
🇺🇸 **Saddle Up for a Spectacular Celebration!** 🇺🇸
Join us for the Del Rio Rotary Club's annual Independence Day Rodeo on June 28 and June 29! This family-friendly event promises two days of thrilling rodeo action, patriotic festivities, and community spirit.
**Event Highlights:**
- **Rodeo Events:** Bull riding, barrel racing, roping, and more!
- **Delicious hot dogs burgers, classic fair food, and refreshing beverages.
- 📅 **Dates:** Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
- 🕕 **Time:** Gates open at 6:30 PM
- 📍 **Location:** Val Verde Fair Grounds 2006 North Main St.  Del Rio, Texas 78840
🎨🤠 Saddle up, designers! It's time for the Rotary Independence Day Rodeo T-shirt Design Contest! 🎆👕Calling all artists and creative minds! Want to see your design showcased at the heart of our Independence Day Rodeo? Now's your chance!
🏆 Prizes Prizes Prizes prizes 🏆
🖌️ How to Enter: 
The design should be based on your own
imagination/ idea.
2. No more than four (4) colors.
3. Entry must be digital.
4. Must submit by April 30th.
The winners will be announced on May 3rd.
Design a rodeo-themed T-shirt that embodies the spirit of our community celebration.Submit your design by [deadline].Like our page and share this post.Tag a friend who's got the creativity to rope in this challenge!🤠 Let your imagination run wild and create a design that captures the excitement and tradition of our Independence Day Rodeo. Whether it's cowboy boots, fireworks, or rodeo action, show us what makes our event special! Don't miss your chance to win cash prizes and see your design worn by rodeo fans across the county. Giddy up and start designing today! 🎨🐎 #IndependenceDayRodeo #TshirtDesignContest #RodeoSpirit
Follow the link to apply for our 2024 Scholarships.

Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick has just an- nounced the 2024-25 theme - “The Magic of Rotary!”

https://www.rotary.org/en/stephanie-urchick-celebrates-magic-ro- tary.

Our guest speakers were three past scholarship recipients. They gave us life updates. From left to right: Victoria Rios, Iva Garabedian, & Helena Garabedian. Right: Speaker Kerwin Brown, Pres/CEO BEMA, International trade association for baking Industry

The restrooms at Rotary Pocket Park are showing progress daily. Come on by and look for yourself.

From empty slab to fab!

Pat Bowers was born in Houston, Texas. She has four brothers and four sisters.
Fred and Pat met while they were both working for American Air Company, which was the largest air conditioning company in the world at the time.
Pat drafted the drawings for duct work and Fred was a Superintendent.
Next February, Fred and Pat will have been married for 50 years. Fred said that he loves her very much! Pat has enjoyed going to the Frio with their family for 50 years, where they enjoy camping and tubing on the river. Pat has a passion for cooking.  She makes the best peach ice cream in the world!
Pat and Fred love dogs and they have had 9 Great Danes. Pat has enjoyed them all! The names of their dogs are Polly and Millie, who are part of their family.
Pat has been a Rotarian for over 20 years and received her first Paul Harris Fellows on December 2003 and has 2 Paul Harris Fellow + 1-9 . She is a hard worker and always very reliable. She has held
every position in Rotary, including serving as president and being the Rotarian of the Year!
Eddie Amezcua Jr. Assistant to District Governor and Immediate Past President, representing Del Rio at the Hondo D’Hanis Rotary Club Luncheon.  From left to right, Russ Renaud Robert Martinez, Polio plus District Chair, Gloria Wilson, International Service Chair, 
Jorge Rivera, President, Eddie Amezcua, Assistant District Governor.

Rotarians from Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde, D’Hanis, Hondo and Poteet, attended the workshop and One Summit. There was great info and training and the joy of hearing other Clubs engaging and encouraging one another for the good of Rotary.  
Gloria Wilson, International Director for District 5840, spoke about the help from Cynthia de Luna and the International Committee and Club Rotario de Acuna.  The clubs joined forces and donated clothing, shoes, toiletries, and $100.00 for the children who were saved from human traffickers. 
Gloria thanked the Club Rotario de Cd. Acuna as well as the Del Rio Rotary Club and its members for Creating Hope in the World!
On Thursday, September 28, 2023, the Del Rio Rotary Club participated in the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Many agencies attended as well as citizens of Del Rio and its surrounding areas. The Del Rio Rotary Club brought awareness to the service projects, and who we are as a Club.  Thanks to all who assisted in making our booth amazing and creating a positive public image.
Ms. Carmen Gutierrez and Councilperson Tina Martinez spoke about the history of the International Good Neighbor Council history as well as the upcoming events for Fiesta de Amistad.
Did you know our own fellow Rotarians Luis de Anda and Chris Ryan were Mr. Amistad? This year's Mr. Amistad is also fellow Rotarian Polo Del Rio! A round of applause for our fellow Rotarians who are recognized for their “Service Above Self” to our community.
Rotary Pocket Park updates:  Our construction sign is up as well as the wall mural has begun.  More updates coming soon.
Our soldiers have fought in many battles worldwide to protect our freedom.  On Sept. 11, 2001, we were attacked on our own soil, something that we were not used to but when that attack came, the men & women in and around those 2 towers stepped into action, many were running into those buildings to save others while some inside gave their lives getting others out of the buildings.  In the days to come, our country was devastated but we came together, standing united together, no matter our politics, we stood together as Americans ready to protect Americans of all races and origins.  We will never forget what that unity is like.  As Rotarians, let us continue to share the vision of unity as we serve our communities. -Mike Coplan President, Del Rio Rotary Club
Eddie Amezcua Jr, Assistant District Governor, visiting the Eagle Pass Rotary Club with Gloria Wilson International service Chair for District 5840. 
Kathryn Kluge, President with her dedicated service above Self members.
The Del Rio Rotary Club donated towards school supplies to be distributed to the elementary schools in Cd. Acuna, Mexico. 
Also donating 200 backpacks & some school supplies were fellow Rotarians Abner Martinez and Elizabeth Elizalde Calderon.  Thank you for your support.
It was a magical evening celebrating Mexico’s Independence from Spain.
Gloria Wilson, District 5840 International service Chair, attended the event with Chris Ryan.  Both were guests of Paloma Villasenor Vargas,  Mexican Consulate.  Also attending was Miriam Chavez from District 4110 in Cd. Acuna, Mexico. Mexican Consulate
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
July 2024