Rotary 2016-2017 resources for you: keep for FBG Morning Rotary annual report & for service-project ideas

PHOTO ME!  POST ME on electronic MEDIA!  TAKE ME HOME!  SAVE THE DATES:  GET INVOLVED FOR GOOD!

All events are in Fredericksburg, TX, USA – unless otherwise indicated     Notify Alice.White@TTU.edu of additions or corrections.  Publicize your events D5840-wide:  Jan.King@SBCGlobal.Net

www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org & https://www.Facebook.com/FredericksburgMorningRotary & www.Rotary5840.org & www.Rotary.org

Want your Rotary International & Rotary District 5840-related questions answered asap?  Go to www.Rotary5840.org & click Help in upper-right-hand area; then click RI & District support & ask a staffer listed.  Or call toll-free 1-866-976-8279

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning     Celebrating FBG Morning Rotary 2016-2017!   our own FBG Morning Rotary District Governor Judy B. Hutcherson:  www.Rotary5840.org

20th anniversary of our club!   100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation / Arch  Klumph, Founder, paraphrased: … when we realize the full meaning of the spirit of Rotary & love others, we will … brighten all eternity:

 RotarySave the Dates for service, training & FUN / fun(d)-raising projects, events & opportunities.

Please post events, below, on www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org & https://www.Facebook.com/FredericksburgMorningRotary

Several FBG Morning Rotarians will be participating in everything, below, so plan to hitch rides, car pool or car caravan to out-of-town events via Alice.White@TTU.edu

All events are in Fredericksburg, TX, USA – unless otherwise indicated     Notify Alice.White@TTU.edu of additions or corrections.

Publicize your events D5840-wide:  Jan.King@SBCGlobal.Net

EVERY-OTHER-MONDAY, 3:45p during the school year, Rotary Interact at FBG Middle School, Room 406, 110 W. Travis St.  Confirm schedule & location with faculty sponsor Amanda Hardwick:  AmandaH@FISD.org  Call 830-997-7657 to find out where to park.  No office check-in required:  after-school meeting..

 MONDAYS through THURSDAYS:  Read aloud twice-a-week for 20 min. OTTEROur Time To Enjoy Reading:  read one-on-one to a kindergarten student.  Why?  Reading aloud to a young child is the BEST way to spark an interest in learning to read.  Coordinate your individualized volunteer- schedule with Ms. Jamie Gonzales at JamieG@FISD.org & 830-997-1750.  Volunteer-reading time at the FBG Primary School, 1110  S. Adams St.  When you approach FPS going so. on Adams St., take the 1st right-hand turn / west – next to the school & look for & park in the parking area on your right.  Walk directly to Portable Bldg. #6A where the teacher will provide the criminal-background check paperwork for all 1st-time volunteers.  You will be delighted at the cozy surroundings & perhaps surprised with a cup of coffee & a treat.  Your reading sessions will improve children’s lives!  “Sociologist Donald Hernandez found that children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.  Black and Hispanic children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are twice as likely as similar white children not to graduate from high school. (25 v. 13 percent.)”  The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2014).Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation Rates, Donald J. Hernandez, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Senior Advisor, Foundation for Child Development.  In an article by Joe Ventura published by the Educational Policy Improvement Center in October 7, 2013, Ventura says that while “there is no evidence of State Departments of Corrections using third grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they will need, there is an undeniable connection between literacy skills and incarcerations rates. “  He cites the study done by Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern that states that “Nearly 1 of every 10 young male high school dropouts was institutionalized on a given day in 2006-2007 versus fewer than 1 of 33 high school graduates, 1 of 100 of those out-of-school young men who completed 1-3 years of post-secondary schooling, and only 1 of 500 men who held a bachelor’s or higher degree.”  The Consequences of Dropping Out of High School.   Joblessness and Jailing for High School Dropouts and the High Cost for Taxpayers, Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, Joseph McLaughlin, and Shelia Palma, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, October, 2009

MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 8a-5p  Deliver clean, gently used women’s formal wear & accessories (dresses, shoes, jewelry, handbags) to re-dress drop-off sites:  Dankworth Dry Goods, 500 S. Lincoln (Tues. through Thur., 10a-4p); Braunbach Granite, 520 S. Adams (Mon.-Friday, 8a-5p) Beulah’s, 306 E. Main St. (during store hours); Century 21 Sunset Realtors, 408 W. Main (Mondays through Fridays, 8:30a-5:30p; Sat., 9a-2p)

3rd MONDAYS year-round except holidays, 6p, Board of Directors’ meetings, Rathskeller’s basement:  NW corner of Lincoln & Main St.  All FBG Morning Rotarians are welcomed!

TUESDAYS during the school year, 7:30a-8a  Reading Rodeo at FBG Elementary School, 1608 N. Adams St. (behind American Bank / Methodist Church); 830-997-9595 & DellaZ@FISD.org or 830 998-0770 for details.  Why?  Reading aloud to a young child is the BEST way to spark an interest in learning to read.    Park in the guest parking at the front of the school.  Come In the front door only, then sign in at the office on the left.  Volunteers who have been “cleared” to be on campus will be directed to the 800 Gymnasium (on the right side of the school) where Rotarian Della Zey will be with other Rotarians waiting for students to come in from the school bus.  Volunteers will be given 2-4 students to lead them to the Library where volunteers may read to them until 8a.  A choice of books will be on a near-by cart.  “Sociologist Donald Hernandez found that children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.  Black and Hispanic children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are twice as likely as similar white children not to graduate from high school. (25 vs 13 percent.)”  The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2014).Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation Rates, Donald J. Hernandez, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Senior Advisor, Foundation for Child Development.  In an article by Joe Ventura published by the Educational Policy Improvement Center in October 7, 2013, Ventura says that while “there is no evidence of State Departments of Corrections using third grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they will need, there is an undeniable connection between literacy skills and incarcerations rates. “  He cites the study done by Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern that states that “Nearly 1 of every 10 young male high school dropouts was institutionalized on a given day in 2006-2007 versus fewer than 1 of 33 high school graduates, 1 of 100 of those out-of-school young men who completed 1-3 years of post-secondary schooling, and only 1 of 500 men who held a bachelor’s or higher degree.”  The Consequences of Dropping Out of High School.   Joblessness and Jailing for High School Dropouts and the High Cost for Taxpayers, Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, Joseph McLaughlin, and Shelia Palma, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, October, 2009

 1st WEDNESDAYS year-round except holidays, 7a, City Café 1.5 blocks west of the SW corner of Milam & Main St. / US Hwy. 290.  Presidents, Presidents-Elect, PE Nominees, Assistant Governor & FBG-based D5840 leaders & committee chairs’ Updates & Collaboration conversations.  For details:  Alice.White@TTU.edu; JodyDonovan06@HotMail.com; SheilaShine36@GMail.comJudyBHutch@Yahoo.com; SquarePeg0274@GMail.com; GEychner@WindStream.Net; MikeDona@HCTC.Net; WhosFiffey@HotMail.com; Hutch4545@GMail.com; JimOverman@ATT.Net;

 THURSDAYS, 7a year-round except for holidays.  Lively speaker-meetings, Buffalo Nickel, 105 S. Llano in FBG, TX   View, adopt or adapt Club Documents to fulfill your Rotary-related goals:  www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org  Ask Alice.White@TTU.edu for How to Navigate 3 Rotary Websites document – to discover your most inspiring Rotary resources.

SUNDAY afternoons at LBJ Park & Oak Crest fields.  Cheer on your Rotary friends Jeff, Leigh, Jake & others who play on various City League, co-ed softball teams.  Ask them when & how to sign up for a city-league team next season.

Sun., Sept. 11, 10a-4p, demonstration rides on The Slingshot vehicle at Biedermann’s ACE Hardware on the north side of east US Hwy. 290 / Main St. in FBG (several blocks west of WalMart).  All donations will benefit San Antonio’s Ride for Kids Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  For details:  FJenson@SBCGlobal.Net

Wed., Sept. 14, 4-7p, Chamber of Commerce Job Fair at the Fredericksburg High School gymnasium.  For details:  Penny@FBGChamber.org

 Sat., Sept. 17, 8:30a-4p in San Antonio, Rotary Leadership Institute Session I, II or III.  Meet, greet & compare notes with other high-performance Rotarians from 58 clubs in our Rotary 5840 District (from San Angelo / Ballinger to Eagle Pass, Uvalde & KVL/FBG/San Antonio & thereabouts).  The RLI experience will help satisfy your new-member / getting-acquainted with Rotary / getting-acquainted-with-each-other process).  Plus, everything in Rotary is transferable / applicable to wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive. Registerhttp://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=79ae8d54-5ec0-412f-ba2a-3508a139eee5  Plan to enroll in upcoming RLI opportunities, below, for RLI II & RLI III – complete with a graduation ceremony & an invitation to participate in a subsequent RLI Facilitators’ training session:  & YOU can facilitate RLI I, II & III sessions for other Rotarians! Because we FBG Morning RLI participants have discovered first hand … that RLI is of such tremendous value to ALL Rotarians, first-time FBG Morning Rotarians will be reimbursed for ½ of the registration fee for RLI I (contact JakeWhittington@HotMail.com for details).  Preliminary D5840 RLI data suggest that there may be up to a 90% three-year, membership-retention rate for Rotarians who have participated in at least RLI I:  wow!  Future RLI I participants, I predict that you will eagerly continue with the entire RLI experience:  that you will enthusiastically participate in RLI II & RLI III — & perhaps become an RLI Facilitator yourself!  RLI is irresistible.  Resistance is futile.  Make sure that your Rotary “buddy” or “mentee” plans to participate.

Sat., Sept. 24, 8a-4:30p, United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano in FBG.  Disaster-response Training for folks who are available & willing to work after a disaster:  For details:  JudyBHutch@Yahoo.com

Come to Albert, TX, on Sat., Sept. 24, 6p-11p for fun & to support Crime Stoppers’ workSilent auctions, beer, wine, spirits, food, fun, music @$10 or $250 reserved table for six.  From Austin:  US Hwy. 290 west to Stonewall (between Johnson City & Fredericksburg) & then south for 5.5 miles on RR 1623.  From San Antonio:  North on US Hwy. 281 for 25 mi. to Blanco & then NW on RR 1623 approx. 15 mi. to Albert.  For details or to hire a local wine shuttle:  GillespieCountyCrimeStoppers@GMail.com  Map to Albert at www.AlbertTexas.com

 Sun., Sept. 25, 12p-6p at MarktPlatz  Food!  Music!  Three FBG Rotary clubs’ fun(d) raiser to support Turner Hall rebuild.  To schedule your two-hour volunteer time or for more details:    SheilaShine36@GMail.com

Thur., Sept. 29, 7a Rotary breakfast:  final details for Oktoberfest Kraut Run & Azerbaijanis’ visit

Thur., Sept. 29, 6p, Bonnie & Max Beckmanns’ garage:  stuff Oktoberfest Kraut Run packets.  106 East Austin St. (1 block north of Main St. / US Hwy. 290) between Adams & Llano St.:  the fourth building east of the NE intersection of Austin St. & North Adams St. on the north side of Austin St.  Theirs is a beautiful, white-stone home directly north of the FBG Bible Church (between Adams & Llano Sts.).Park anywhere on Austin St. & walk down their west-side drive way to their garage area … where we will stuff Kraut Run packets

 Fri., Sept. 30, 4p/set up7p Distribute Oktoberfest Kraut Run early-bird registration / pick-up of packets at Jack & Adam’s Bicycle Shop, 206 S. Lincoln St.; 830-992-3008; www.JackAndAdamsFredericksburg.com  Ask Josh@JackAndAdams.com about his community-service idea:  to re-furbish used bicycles & use them as Rotary give-aways for perfect attendance at school.

 Fri., Sept. 30, 4-8p at FBG High School, RC of FBG Homecoming! fun(d)-raiser for $cholar$hip$.  Contact JodyDonovan06@HotMail.com for details.

 Sat., Oct. 1, 5a, The Oktoberfest Kraut Run supporting literacy programs & projects.  Events start at 8:30a near Fredericksburg Middle School – ½ block west of SW corner of Adams & Travis St.  RHickerson9@GMail.com & JISpisak@GMail.com  Give FFH@BeeCreek.Net your sponsorship(s) donations.

 Tues., Oct. 4, 8:15a-4:30p, Hill Country University Center (on the north side of far east US Hwy. 290 / Main St. in FBG).  Help your favorite non-profit organization THRIVE!  To register:  Jayne@CommunityFoundation.Net or https://www.communityfoundation.net/summit-welcome/?utm_source=Summit+2016+Commercial&utm_campaign=Summit+2016+&utm_medium=email

 Fri., through Sat., Oct. 7 through 15, US Congress-sponsored Open World project:  seven Azerbaijani guests are in FBG!  JimOverman@ATT.Net  Offer your home / lodging for guest(s):  LorrieHess@Live.com

 Sat., Oct. 8, 6p at Hondo’s in Fredericksburgwww.HondosOnMain.com (312 W. Main St.:  on the north side of US Hwy. 290 / Main St. & a few blocks west of SH 16 / South Adams St.; 830-997-1633; Info@HondosOnMain.com).  Hondo’s is a self-help restaurant, full bar & live-music venue.  Check out Hondo’s Songwriters Showcase every Wednesday & Gospel lunch on Sundays!  Meet, welcome, learn from & celebrate with our seven new friends from the former-Soviet region of Azerbaijan.  Contact JLJDParker@Yahoo.com or BonnieBeckmannIs@GMail.com to Rsvp or for location & pay-on-your-own details.

 Tues., Oct. 11, 6p at THE CLUB at Baron’s CreekSide in Fredericksburghttps://www.facebook.com/blanketsandblues/?pnref=lhc  (316 Goehmann Lane; 830-992-3421:  on the north side of Goehmann Lane, approx. 2 mi. west of the What-a-Burger on the SE corner of US Hwy. 290 / Main St. & E. Hwy. / Goehmann Lane).  Bluesic –Wine-Bistro.  Meet, welcome, learn from & celebrate with our seven new friends from the former-Soviet region of Azerbaijan.  Contact JLJDParker@Yahoo.com or BonnieBeckmannIs@GMail.com to Rsvp or for location & pay-on-your-own details.

 Thur., Oct. 13, 6p at Mamacita’s in Fredericksburgwww.Mamacitas.com/Locations/Fredericksburg  (506 E. Main St.:  on the north side of US Hwy. 290 / Main St. & 3-4 blocks east of Washington St. / US Hwy. 87).  Restaurant & Cantina    Meet, welcome, learn from & celebrate with our seven new friends from the former-Soviet region of Azerbaijan.   Contact JLJDParker@Yahoo.com or BonnieBeckmannIs@GMail.com to Rsvp or for location & pay-on-your-own details.  Upon entering the restaurant & being greeted with his familiar “Hi, how’re you doing?” you may think the manager Fernando Zenteno has mistaken you for a long-lost friend. On the contrary, this immigrant from Mexico, who has worked with the company almost from day one, treats all his customers with the same explosion of enthusiasm & warmth.  Mamacita’s proudly represents the architectural style of three great cultures: Persian, Spanish & Mexican. In the 7th century Arabian horseman invaded north Africa & western Europe by way of Morocco, then becoming knowing as the “Moors”. The Moors ruled parts of northern Europe & Spain for 800 years until, in 1492, Spanish King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella came to power. The Moors left a rich & decorative cultural legacy that influenced Spanish art & architecture.  As Christopher Columbus, Cortes, La Salle & other later explorers journeyed to the Americas — that decorative mix of Spanish, Moorish & Christian influence made a stronghold in the new lands.  Today, throughout cities such as Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, St. Augustine & especially the city of San Antonio, that gentle blend of architecture, culture & artistic creativity are visible.

Sat., Oct. 15, 9a-4p, Global Grant workshop.  Contact JoeRamirezSAT@GMail.com for details.

 Mon., Oct. 17, 6p = 3rd Mondays, 6p, Board of Directors’ meetings, Rathskeller’s basement:  NW corner of Lincoln & Main St.  All FBG Morning Rotarians are welcomed!  Board members now receiving nominations for 2017-2018 officers:  Pres.-elect Nominee / Sec.; Treasurer & Sgt. at Arms.  Nov.:  announce all nominees.  All-club voting-by-ballot in Dec.     

Fri., Oct. 28, 5p, New-member orientation / Fireside Chat at Jim Overman’s home (on south side of east Main St. / US 290 East:  in the gated Heritage Hills community – across from the TX Rangers’ site.  Ask JimOverman@ATT.Net for entry-gate code & how to find the street address of his home. 

 Watch for emerging details!  3 FBG Rotary clubs’ Pints for Polio fun(d) raiser

 Fri., Nov. 4, Arbor Day service projectOffer your helpJStone733@HotMail.com with Heritage School & JimOverman@ATT.Net with Harper Elementary School.

Nov.:  Announce all nominees for Pres.-Elect Nominee / Sec.; Treasurer & Sgt. at Arms.

 Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30a-4p in FBG, Rotary Leadership Institute Session I or II or III.  Meet, greet & compare notes with other high-performance Rotarians from 58 clubs in our Rotary 5840 District (from San Angelo / Ballinger to Eagle Pass, Uvalde & KVL/FBG/San Antonio & thereabouts).  The RLI experience will help satisfy your new-member / getting-acquainted with Rotary / getting-acquainted-with-each-other process).  Plus, everything in Rotary is transferable / applicable to wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive. Registerhttp://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=79ae8d54-5ec0-412f-ba2a-3508a139eee5  RLI I.  Plan to enroll in upcoming RLI opportunities, below, for RLI II & RLI III – complete with a graduation ceremony & an invitation to participate in a subsequent RLI Facilitators’ training session:  & YOU can facilitate RLI I, II & III sessions for other Rotarians!  Because we FBG Morning RLI participants have discovered first hand … that RLI is of such tremendous value to ALL Rotarians, first-time FBG Morning Rotarians will be reimbursed for ½ of the registration fee for RLI I (contact JakeWhittington@HotMail.com for details).  Preliminary D5840 RLI data suggest that there may be up to a 90% three-year, membership-retention rate for Rotarians who have participated in at least RLI I:  wow!  Future RLI I participants, I predict that you will eagerly continue with the entire RLI experience:  that you will enthusiastically participate in RLI II & RLI III — & perhaps become an RLI Facilitator yourself!  RLI is irresistible.  Resistance is futile.  Make sure that your Rotary “buddy” or “mentee” plans to participate.

Sat., Nov. 19 in Maxwell, TX:  Rotary Club of Kyle Wine & Food Festivalwww.TXIWFF.com; www.Facebook.com/KyleRotaryClub to benefit Hope & Love 4 Kids:  www.Facebook.HopeAndLove4Kids & Bonnie@TxIWC.com;

REVISED!  Sat., Nov. 19 in San AntonioRotary D5840 training:  Membership, Foundation & Public Relations.  Contact JudyBHutch@Yahoo.com for details.

 Thur., Dec. 1, 6p-10p  Christmas Social at the Golden Hub, 1009 No. Lincoln; 830-997-7131; www.GoldenHub.org  Bring your wrapped, white-elephant gift(s) for hilarious “rounds” of giving-&-taking + book-wrapping service project to benefit OTTER / Our Time To Enjoy Reading program.  Food will be furnished.  Bring guests, prospective Rotarians, family & friends.  Remember how FUN last year’s Christmas social was?!  — with the not quite 4-Way-Test giving-&-taking of White Elephant gifts.

Dec.:  All-club voting-by-ballot for all nominees for Pres.-Elect Nominee / Sec.; Treasurer & Sgt. at Arms.

Mon., Jan. 30, Harlem Ambassadors’ fun(d)-raising event at the FBG High School gymnasium:  MikeDona@HCTC.Net

Sat., Feb. 18, 8:30a-4p in Canyon Lake Library:  Rotary Leadership Institute Session I, II or III.  Meet, greet & compare notes with other high-performance Rotarians from 58 clubs in our Rotary 5840 District (from San Angelo / Ballinger to Eagle Pass, Uvalde & KVL/FBG/San Antonio & thereabouts).  The RLI experience will help satisfy your new-member / getting-acquainted with Rotary / getting-acquainted-with-each-other process).  Plus, everything in Rotary is transferable / applicable to wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive. Registerhttp://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=79ae8d54-5ec0-412f-ba2a-3508a139eee5  Plan to enroll in upcoming RLI opportunities, below, for RLI II & RLI III – complete with a graduation ceremony & an invitation to participate in a subsequent RLI Facilitators’ training session:  & YOU can facilitate RLI I, II & III sessions for other Rotarians!  Because we FBG Morning RLI participants have discovered first hand … that RLI is of such tremendous value to ALL Rotarians, first-time FBG Morning Rotarians will be reimbursed for ½ of the registration fee for RLI I (contact JakeWhittington@HotMail.com for details).  Preliminary D5840 RLI data suggest that there may be up to a 90% three-year, membership-retention rate for Rotarians who have participated in at least RLI I:  wow!  Future RLI I participants, I predict that you will eagerly continue with the entire RLI experience:  that you will enthusiastically participate in RLI II & RLI III — & perhaps become an RLI Facilitator yourself!  RLI is irresistible.  Resistance is futile.  Make sure that your Rotary “buddy” or “mentee” plans to participate.

 Sat., March 11, 6p $1M Dinner for new $10K Rotary Foundation donors (via check, cash, appreciated assets, 3-yr. pledge, bequest; etc.).  Ask DG JudyBHutch@Yahoo.com for dinner-related details.  Ask JoeRamirezSAT@GMail.com for donation-related details.  Not quite ready for a $10K donation?  You’re welcomed to attend & start seeing yourself as a $10K-level donor:  pre-register soon at www.D5840.org

Sat., March 18, 8:30a-4p in San Angelo  Rotary Leadership Institute Session I, II or III.  Meet, greet & compare notes with other high-performance Rotarians from 58 clubs in our Rotary 5840 District (from San Angelo / Ballinger to Eagle Pass, Uvalde & KVL/FBG/San Antonio & thereabouts).  The RLI experience will help satisfy your new-member / getting-acquainted with Rotary / getting-acquainted-with-each-other process).  Plus, everything in Rotary is transferable / applicable to wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive. Registerhttp://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=79ae8d54-5ec0-412f-ba2a-3508a139eee5  Plan to enroll in upcoming RLI opportunities, below, for RLI II & RLI III – complete with a graduation ceremony & an invitation to participate in a subsequent RLI Facilitators’ training session:  & YOU can facilitate RLI I, II & III sessions for other Rotarians!  Because we FBG Morning RLI participants have discovered first hand … that RLI is of such tremendous value to ALL Rotarians, first-time FBG Morning Rotarians will be reimbursed for ½ of the registration fee for RLI I (contact JakeWhittington@HotMail.com for details).  Preliminary D5840 RLI data suggest that there may be up to a 90% three-year, membership-retention rate for Rotarians who have participated in at least RLI I:  wow!  Future RLI I participants, I predict that you will eagerly continue with the entire RLI experience:  that you will enthusiastically participate in RLI II & RLI III — & perhaps become an RLI Facilitator yourself!  RLI is irresistible.  Resistance is futile.  Make sure that your Rotary “buddy” or “mentee” plans to participate.

Sat., April 22, 8:30a-4p in Fredericksburg  Rotary Leadership Institute Session I, II or III.  Meet, greet & compare notes with other high-performance Rotarians from 58 clubs in our Rotary 5840 District (from San Angelo / Ballinger to Eagle Pass, Uvalde & KVL/FBG/San Antonio & thereabouts).  The RLI experience will help satisfy your new-member / getting-acquainted with Rotary / getting-acquainted-with-each-other process).  Plus, everything in Rotary is transferable / applicable to wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive. Registerhttp://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=79ae8d54-5ec0-412f-ba2a-3508a139eee5  Plan to enroll in upcoming RLI opportunities, below, for RLI II & RLI III – complete with a graduation ceremony & an invitation to participate in a subsequent RLI Facilitators’ training session:  & YOU can facilitate RLI I, II & III sessions for other Rotarians!  Because we FBG Morning RLI participants have discovered first hand … that RLI is of such tremendous value to ALL Rotarians, first-time FBG Morning Rotarians will be reimbursed for ½ of the registration fee for RLI I (contact JakeWhittington@HotMail.com for details).  Preliminary D5840 RLI data suggest that there may be up to a 90% three-year, membership-retention rate for Rotarians who have participated in at least RLI I:  wow!  Future RLI I participants, I predict that you will eagerly continue with the entire RLI experience:  that you will enthusiastically participate in RLI II & RLI III — & perhaps become an RLI Facilitator yourself!  RLI is irresistible.  Resistance is futile.  Make sure that your Rotary “buddy” or “mentee” plans to participate.

 May 4-7, our Rotary 5840 District Conference in SW FBG at The Hangar Hotel:  Gillespie County Airport!  Register at www.Rotary5840.org & look for Upcoming Events in the left-hand menu & then click on the District Conference link(s)

 Fri., June 9 through Wed., June 14, Atlanta, GA, USA:  Rotary International Convention:  celebrating 100 years of The Rotary foundation.  Register today:  www.RIConvention.org & submit your inquires to RI.Registration@Rotary.org  In advance, for fun:  donate a photo square $!100 (within the photo of Arch Klumph) on the 2017 Convention page – in honor of someone you admire.

P.S.  Bonus surprise!  FBG Morning Rotarians who e-tell me that you have accomplished all four requests, below, will receive 100 Foundation Recognition Points = $100 equivalent toward your first or another $1,000 Rotary Foundation donor-level!

  1. e-sent a Get Well Soon message to our Rotary D5840 Foundation Chair Joe Ramirez [JoeRamirezSAT@GMail.com] after his auto accident
  2. joined an RI board-recognized Rotarian Action Group:  www.Rotary.org/actiongroups & notified JimOverman@ATT.Net that you have joined a Rotary Action Group;  
  3. identified your skills & interests in your My Rotary profiles at www.Rotary.org & have unlocked that section to make it visible on your public profiles [ask Eckert.SarahBeth@GMail.com to help you before during or after a Thur. breakfast] … or try it on your own:  www.Rotary.org select “My Rotary” on the upper, middle-area tool bar, then Sign in / Register & “Go to Profile” to enter, unlock & share your information with Rotarians willing to help with your Rotary projects or who have humanitarian projects or vocational training teams that need your expertise.
  4. notified JimOverman@ATT.Net that you have identified your skills & interests in your My Rotary profiles at www.Rotary.org & have unlocked that section to make it visible on your public profiles

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