Honoring our Veterans 

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
 
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100 Years ago...

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…
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Calling all Rotarians 

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
 
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Last week's Guest Speaker.

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
 
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A message from our President!

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
 
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Last week's guest speaker

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.   
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People of Action 

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.

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People of Action 

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.
 
 
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Calling all Rotarians for Career Day!

 
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.
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After school Program Donation 

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.
 
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Coats and sweaters for underprivileged Children in Acuna

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.
 
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30 Years of Service

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.​​​​​​​
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Last weeks guest speaker

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.
 
 
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Last weeks guest speaker 

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.
 
 
 
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Last weeks guest speaker 
 

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. 
 
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16 de Septiembre fundraiser 

Thank you to the crew who helped sell beverages at the beverage truck at the Brown Plaza 16 de Septiembre festivities.
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Flag Repair Summit

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! 
 
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Rodeo Burger Masters 

Our rodeo burger masters, Richard Fernández & Bob Bishop, were recognized and presented a personalized apron. 
 
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Acuna Club Crayola Project

 
 
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.
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Our Guest Speaker for Today

 
 
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.
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This Weeks Guest Speaker

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.
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2022 Del Rio Rotary Club Independence Day Rodeo a great success. 

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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2022 Del Rio Rotary Club Independence Day Rodeo a great success. 

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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Getting the Fairgrounds Ready 2022-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Installation of Officers and President 2021-2022 2022-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
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Book Box

Enjoying the new library book 📚 box at Rotary Park.   Thanks again to DRHS woodworking class for building the box & the City of Del Río Parks Dept. for the installation. Also special thanks for the book donation from Susan Burkholder, from the eClub of San Antonio, and Steve & Gloria Wilson for bringing the books to Del Río.
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Book Box

Enjoying the new library book 📚 box at Rotary Park.   Thanks again to DRHS woodworking class for building the box & the City of Del Río Parks Dept. for the installation. Also special thanks for the book donation from Susan Burkholder, from the eClub of San Antonio, and Steve & Gloria Wilson for bringing the books to Del Río.
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Book box

Enjoying the new library book 📚 box at Rotary Park.   Thanks again to DRHS woodworking class for building the box & the City of Del Río Parks Dept. for the installation. Also special thanks for the book donation from Susan Burkholder, from the eClub of San Antonio, and Steve & Gloria Wilson for bringing the books to Del Río.
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RYLA Registration

If any Rotarians know of any high school Juniors who are interested in attending RYLA, please contact Gregorio Arrambide at (830)313-6818.
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Veterans Day Flag Project

Veterans Day Flag Service
If you are interested in assisting in our Flag project on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, please reach out to Rachel Beavan at 830-719-9349.
 
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Del Rio Rotary Club Meeting 11/09/2021

Veteran's Day Guest Speakers
This week, on November 11th, we celebrate Veteran's Day. In honor of this day, we have some VERY special guests.  Representing the U.S. Air Force, we have Ret. Col. William (Bob) Bishop, representing the Navy, we have Dr. Emile Abbott, representing the Marines, we have Eddie Amezcua and representing the U.S. Coast Guard, we have Fred Bowers
 
Please join us to listen to their experience serving in the military and our country.
 

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 Rio Rotary Meeting 11/02/2021

Last week’s guest speaker
 We were honored to have Fellow Rotarian Esme Meza Community Services Director.  Esme spoke about ongoing activities and changes that have been made as well as excellent financial grants available for nonprofits. 
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Senior Citizen Day

Rotary Village Senior Citizen Day. Assistant-Governor Gloria Wilson delivered a goody bag to keep tenants active and stress-free during these times.
 
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Guest speaker March 2, 2021

A big round of applause to our guest speaker, Brian “Tiger” Mar-tinez, who gave an awesome presentation. Mr. Martinez wears many hats from working in customer service and the financial industry to also his passion of art and tattoos. Mr. Martinez spoke about how his childhood and how it has formed his passion.
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Consulate of Mexico Presentation

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.
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Zoom Meeting September 22, 2020 

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.
 
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Weekly Zoom Meeting

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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Meeting June 9, 2020

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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"Service Above Self"

Showing our appreciation to the staff, the Del Rio Rotary Club provided meals to first responders. The Pizzas were prepared by Mr. Gattis Restaurant. A big thanks to everyone who made this possible.
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Scholarship Applications 2020-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Annual George Oliva Easter Eggstravangaza 2020-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting 3/10/2020

Dot Steed spoke about mentoring our youth from DRHS. Ms. Steed is a motivational speaker and an inspiration to all. Jakob Ortiz & Frank Ferreira spoke about their experience with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference. Group photo: Fred Bowers, Gloria Wilson, Dot Steed, Jakob Ortiz Frank Ferreira Chris Ryan and David Ortiz
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Flag Project 

Upcoming Activities 

February 17th President’s Day, Flag Project all those interested please meet at Rotary Village at 5:00 a.m.

 
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Valentine's Lucheon

The DRHS Culinary Class, under the direction of Chef Adan Cortez(bottom left), catered a Valentine's luncheon for the Rotary Club.  The delicious 3 course meal was served at the Firehouse and prepared at the Philip Mahl Memorial Kitchen.

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Washer Donation

On January 17th, Rotary Village donated 2 washers to the Rotary Club.  The Del Rio Rotary Club, in turn, donated these two washers to the Cd. Acuña Rotary Club.  The Cd. Acuña Rotary Club will provide the washers to an organization which helps the homeless in Cd. Acuña.  

 

Pictured left to right is Luis Garcia, Cd. Acuña Rotary President, Angela Prather, Del Rio Rotary Club President and Gloria Reyes, Rotary Village Property Manager. Not pictured but pivotal in facilitating this transaction, Doc Abbott, Del Rio Rotary International Chair.  Rotary Connects the World!

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January 14, 2020 Meeting

Isidro Valdez- Executive Director with Del Rio Housing Authority, Jesus Avila - Director of Operations & Rotary Village Property Manager - Gloria Reyes, were guest speakers at Tuesday's Rotary luncheon. Also, in attendance were special guests Helen and Steven Wheeler, family of Gloria Wilson, visiting all the way from New Zealand.

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San Antonio Rotary Club Meeting January 8, 2020

On January 8th, President Angela Prather & Immediate Past President Cynthia de Luna, attended the SA Rotary Club in which Governor Greg Abbott was the guest speaker.  The Governor spoke of the progressive growth in the State of Texas and the diversity and barriers, Rotarians assist to overcome for the betterment of the State.

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January 7th Meeting

James Powell from Veterans Services came to speak to the Rotary Club  on the Vietnam Wall coming to Del Rio in March. Adrian Bitela the county veterans service officer came to speak to the Rotary Club regarding the services provided by the Veterans Service Office.   

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AG Gloria Wilson, speaking to a group of fellow Rotarians at a recent Eagle Pass, TX meeting. 2019-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
Buena Vista Elementary School Rotary Appreciation Kathy Knoll 2019-02-04 06:00:00Z 0

Donation to VVRMC Hope Cancer Resource Room

The Rotary Club of Del Rio stopped by the VVRMC's Hope Cancer Resource Room to make a donation in honor of Mary Pierce.

Mary was a long time advocate for community members fighting cancer and spent a great deal of time helping in the HOPE Cancer Resource Room. Her passing is a great loss to our community and she is missed.
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Crayola Club 2018

Gloria Wilson, District 5840 AG and Cynthia De Luna, Del Rio Rotary Club President worked with the Rotary Clubs of Hondo, D'Hanis, Bernie Sunrise and The Acuna Club of Mexico to get school supplies ready to give out to the children of Ciudad Acuna. It's great to see all these clubs working together to show amazing teamwork and Service above Self!
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Rotary Park - Del Rio, TX

Posted by Laura Langton on Jan 29, 2017
Del Rio Rotary Club is working on making Rotary Park handicap accessible and available for ALL children!
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