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No-kill animal shelter benefit in Lubbock: Mon., July 10, 2017: 6p dinner & 7p presentation at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Slide Rd. Contact MSeymour9@SuddenLink.Net or 806-799-3439

Please participate &/or e-forward to animal lovers.  Thank you.

The Rev. Bill Miller,* noted author, public speaker and priest will speak at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Slide Rd. in Lubbock, TX.    Dinner @$20* at 6p.  Presentation at 7p.**

*  Tickets for the Lubbock event are $20 — including dinner & complimentary beer & wine.  Tickets are available in person (limited hours) or by mail:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX  79416.     Tickets are also available at Animal Medical Center 5204 80th Street in Lubbock.

Donations at the Lubbock event will go to 4 Legged Friends of Lubbock.   For more information call 806-799-3439 or email MSeymour9@SuddenLink.Net

** An avid music lover, Miller founded four jazz festivals and collaborated with musicians to create ten different jazz masses utilizing the music of Coltrane, Ellington, Armstrong and others. His live music venue, Padre’s, opened to rave reviews in the West Texas arts town of Marfa in May 2009.  Currently he is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana.     Fr. Bill writes: “As many of you know my dog Nawiliwili Nelson has cancer. He was given between 3 and 12 months to live and he is already on month 7! Wili and I are planning a special road trip together this summer in July. It’s called “On the Road Again: The Last Howlelujah!” We’ll be sharing stories from “The Gospel According to Sam, Sinbad, Lili and Wili.” On Monday, July 10th, we will be speaking at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 7:00 pm.  We’ll be autographing and pawtographing copies of The Gospel According to Sam and The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God.

CONVERSATIONS WITH DOG: REFLECTIONS ON “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAM” is an edgy, honest, often hilarious exploration of the spirituality in the everyday world inhabited by humans and their animal friends. The “Sam” in the title is Miller’s Airedale, a lovable “wounded healer” of a dog who survived a house fire that burned off his ears but could not extinguish his spirit. Grounded in faith tradition and furry revelation, Father Bill shares humorous stores about his “Holy Trinity of Terriers” – Sam, Jack and Wili.  DOG explores the meaning of a “spirituality on all fours” that is grounded, earthy, honest, affirming and real.

THE BEER DRINKER’S GUIDE TO GOD: THE WHOLE AND HOLY TRUTH ABOUT LAGER, LOVING, AND GIVING   Being upright does not mean you have to be uptight! Fr. Bill’s collection of stories opens our minds to the glory of God and our mouths to some of God’s more delicious creations. Touching on the themes of gratitude, openness and spiritual transformation, this engaging, inspirational message takes the listener on a journey from the deeply touching to the laugh-out-loud funny.  You’ll want to raise a toast to religious truth so joyfully embraced and expressed.

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training: https://lc.itslearning.com/

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training @$20 per year: https://lc.itslearning.com/ & use your e-address as Username

via Chad Bayard, Course Development & Client Support, EdTek Services, Inc.;  800-827-1593 x 5   https://files.itslearning.com/help/en-US/ApplicationHelp.htm 

Alice.White@TTU.edu     Alice.White.7616

Two, loving, 5-yr.-old Labrador Retriever siblings in Austin, TX, need loving home together: 512-239-5011 or Andrea Morrow@tTCEQ.Texas.Gov

My former boss died last week leaving his two dogs behind. His widow is not in a position to give them the attention and exercise they need. They are neutered and their shots are up-to-date. If someone is interested, they can e-mail me their contact information and I’ll pass it along to her.   Here are the particulars:

Marty, black lab-mix…   and Coco, his sister, a yellow lab-mix.    They are five years-old and need to stay together in a new loving home.

Marty is very protective of his sister.  He pines for her if she is away.  He is very sensitive and loving. Very Zen.  At times he will choose affection over a treat (not always, but often). A bit shy at the start, but he’s a sweetie at heart. Since he was a puppy, he’d grab his food bowl by the teeth and move it to a more private area.  He still does that on occasion.

Coco is always ready to play and eat. She’s a bit territorial, and skittish at first, but can be won over with a treat. As a puppy, when she first saw grass on a sunny day, she sat like a little sphinx in the sunshine. She still does. They are both in excellent health, but I don’t think one would survive without the other.

If you, or someone you know,  is interested in giving them a great home, with love and fun and good care….PLEASE contact me. We will not send them to a shelter.

Thanks!   Andrea Morrow   TCEQ Media Relations Manager   512-239-5011 phone

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Room-share with a gentleman attending Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA

Please contact RotarianDWW@GMail.com or 210-345-2000 if you want to share a two-bedroom arrangement with him — during the RI Convention in Atlanta &/or e-forward this message to gentlemen / RI Convention participants … in case they might want to room-share with David.  Many thanks. To unsubscribe, please e-Reply & include “unsubscribe.  To thank you in advance for your helping David locate a roommate, please e-Reply & request that I e-mail you my most-favorite Rotary documents:  example, attached – to encourage you to e-ask me for my other Rotary-document gems.]

From: Wiechmann, David [mailto:David.Wiechmann@valero.com] Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:55 AM  To: White, Alice  Cc: Jim Montgomery; ri.registration@rotary.org     Subject: RI Convention in Atlanta – Hotel Room Sharing

Thank you for offering to circulate my . message.  I have two bedroom reserved during the entire week at the Westin Peachtree Hotel, which is District 5840’s initial preferred hotel.       My family cannot join me so I am looking to split the cost of the room with another gentleman.  I may be reached for additional information at RotarianDWW@gmail.com or 210-345-2000       Yours in Rotary,     David Wiechmann

Rotary Club of San Antonio at the Dominion, V.P., Treasurer & Acting TRF Chair Dominion Rotary Foundation, Trustee & Treasurer             Certified Faculty for Rotary Leadership Institute

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PAWS’ Open House: ask ED@HCUCenter.org how to attract & sign up volunteers for tasks that match their interests

6-’17 PAWS Board:    ED@HCUCenter.org; BuddyFrels@GMail.com; RHickerson9@GMail.com; CeMeKK@GMail.com; Brenda7272@Outlook.com; SandaEosa@Me.com; Catherine@XreativePilates.Biz; Mike@MikesProjects.com; BowWowMeow@Austin.RR.com; LMRStapleton@yahoo.com;

Successful PAWS’ Open House!  Ask ED@HCUCenter.org how to attract 50+ community folks & sign them up for volunteer tasks that match their interests & abilities … while simultaneously & enthusiastically partnering with the local Animal Shelter & other animal-welfare organizations … & acknowledging & celebrating the 1st tremendously successful PAWS’ years:  spaying / neutering 1,000+ dogs, puppies, cats, kittens & community cats per year.

Brenda Lehmann <brenda7272@outlook.com>; Catherine Shafer <catherine@creativepilates.biz>; buddyfrels@gmail.com; Lisa Stapleton <lmrstapleton@yahoo.com>; Peggy Hannon <JoePeg98@aol.com>; sks@hughes.net; Robert Hickerson <rhickerson9@gmail.com>; Michael Skinner <mike@mikesprojects.com>; bowwowmeow@austin.rr.com; sandarosa@me.com; Chere Conner <chereconner@gmail.com>; Bob Bere <rbere@earthlink.net>; Mike Kimmey <cemekk@gmail.coml ED@HCUCenter.org;

 PAWS:  Pedernales Animal Welfare Society

Saving Animal Lives Through Low-cost Spay / Neuter

Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) invites all dog and cat lovers and the animal-welfare community at large to a come-and-go Open House on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 US Highway 290 East in Fredericksburg.  Celebrate the amazing accomplishments of PAWS’ first 13 years and find out how you can contribute your time, talent and treasure to leverage PAWS’ life-saving impact into the future.

Be a champion in helping us eliminate the millions of unwanted kittens and puppies that can be produced in only ten years. Together we can significantly reduce the number of homeless animals – endangered by living on the streets or vulnerable to predators or starvation in our rural areas.

The dream of a no-kill community starts with no birth.

PAWS     PO Box 2794, Fredericksburg, TX 78624     830.990.1018     FBPaws@GMail.comwww.FBGPAWS.org & SandaRosa@Me.com; BowWowMeow@Austin.RR.com; Alice.White@TTU.edu;  RHickerson9@GMail.com; Mike@MikesProjects.com;

 

Libraries face drastic cuts!! How you can help libraries get funded.

Libraries face drastic cuts!!  Please help!!     The White House budget that was released yesterday calls for eliminating the Institute of Museum & Library Services(IMLS), the only federal agency charged with providing support to the nation’s hundreds of thousands of libraries and museums. ALA and United for Libraries need your help to ensure that IMLS is saved, because without libraries our community members especially our kids will not have the resources and support they need to succeed in school and prepare for college, careers, and life. Scroll to the bottom of this email for a quick explanation of IMLS.     Here’s what you can do right now:

Call your representatives and senators – you can find them here: http://www.ala.org/offices/wo     Tell Them:       Hello, my name is ____________________.  As a voter and as a member/supporter of the American Library Association, I’m calling to ask the Senator/Representative to oppose the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which the White House budget is proposing to do.  Libraries help our nation’s children, students, and adults from all walks of life  succeed in school and prepare for college careers and life.  Without libraries, our nation will not have a trained workforce or productive citizens.  Libraries depend on funding from IMLS in order to provide the services and resources students and adults depend on for learning, especially those from low-income families. Please take action to ensure that IMLS is not eliminated and gets the funding it needs to help our nation’s people.  Through IMLS, every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories receive funding to support their state’s libraries and museums.  In FY14 the total funding IMLS distributed to states and territories was $154,800,000 which was shared among our nation’s 16,500 public libraries. [IF YOU LIKE, SHARE A BRIEF EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR LIBRARY HELPS Community – kids, teens, adults].  Thank you for your time.

 

Email your representatives and senators – you can find them here: http://www.ala.org/offices/wo     Sample Email:      Dear Madam/Sir,

As one of your constituents as a member/supporter of the American Library Association, I am writing to ask that you oppose the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which the White House budget is proposing to do.  Libraries help our nation’s children, students, and adults from all walks of life  succeed in school and prepare for college careers and life.  Without libraries, our nation will not have a trained workforce or productive citizens.  Libraries depend on funding from IMLS in order to provide the services and resources students and adults depend on for learning, especially those from low-income families. Please take action to ensure that IMLS is not eliminated and gets the funding it needs to help our nation’s people.  Through IMLS, every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories receive funding to support their state’s libraries and museums.  In FY14 the total funding IMLS distributed to states and territories was $154,800,000 which was shared among our nation’s 16,500 public libraries. [IF YOU LIKE, SHARE A BRIEF EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR LIBRARY HELPS community – kids, teens, adults].  Thank you for your time.

 

In addition to calling or emailing, share on Social Media and help us spread the word:    Sample Tweet   [INSERT YOUR REP’S TWITTER HANDLE] Americans depend on libraries to succeed in school & prep for jobs. Say no to cutting the Institute of Museum & Library Services

Please forward this email to your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, and others and ask them to take 5 minutes to make a difference for libraries!

Don’t know much about IMLS?  Here’s a quick overview: through IMLS, every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories receive funding to support their state’s libraries and museums. In FY14 the total funding IMLS distributed to states and territories was $154,800,000.  In addition, IMLS offers competitive grant opportunities that individual libraries and museums can apply for. In FY14 they awarded 594 grants (from 1,299 applications) totaling more than $54,700,000. Visit the IMLS site to see how much funding your state receives from them.

The messaging above was developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association and their executive director, Beth Yoke.  Many, many thanks for their quick and articulate response to this crisis in the making for libraries!

Thank you,    Beth       Beth Nawalinski     Deputy Executive Director     United for Libraries     The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations     A division of the American Library Association     859 W. Lancaster Ave, Unit 2-1     Bryn Mawr, PA 19010    800-545-2433, ext 2161
bnawalinski@ala.org    www.ala.org/united

Prevent Human Trafficking in the TX Hill Country: LWVTx-Trafficking@GMail.com; Info@RansomedLifeTexas.org & 888-373-7888

Info@RansomedLifeTexas.org & 888-3737-888   http://www.RansomedLifeTexas.org; Facebook.com/RansomedLifeTexas     PO Box 591321; San Antonio, TX  78259  a healing community for sexually exploited girls

Human-Trafficking:  Claudia Macias-Clark:  Claudia.Clark@HCFamilySvcs.org:  Claudia Clark, M.A., LCDC; Director of Client Services; Hill Country Family Services; 114 W. Advogt; Boerne, Texas 78006;  www.hcfamilysvcs.org;  830-249-8643

People in the hospitality industry, hotels & motels, rental units, restaurants, retail businesses, recreation, service stations, grocery stores & quick marts, public transportation, medical facilities, drug stores, assistance ministries & more. 

 Any of us might be in a position to identify someone who is being trafficked – would you recognize them & would you know what to do to rescue them safely? 

 

  • the six precursors to human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking
  • the most recent research data of child prostitution/sex trafficking in Texas
  • who the victims usually are and the “disguises” of the traffickers
  • the “red flags” that may identify traffickers and their victims
  • how to safely respond when you suspect a trafficking situation

Recent data:   313,000 people in Texas are currently human trafficking victims, nearly 79,000 are minor & youth sex-trafficking victims; 234,000 are adult-labor trafficking victims.

This data is from Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas, published research by University of Texas Austin Graduate School of Social Work in December 2016.    For the full report 110 page report go to: https://www.scribd.com/document/337465150/Human & Trafficking-by-the-Numbers-2016#from_embed

On 10/4/2016 there were 6,374 escort profiles listed on various Internet sites that service the Hill Country. These escorts were listed to serve the Hill Country cities of Kerrville, Ingram, Comfort, Harper, Medina, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Lakehills, Scenic Oaks, Fair Oaks Ranch, Cross Mountain, Helotes, Blanco, Johnson City, Timberwood Park, Bulverde, Shavano Park, Hondo, Mason, Junction, Castroville, Canyon Lake, Sabinal, La Coste, Llano, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals, Kingsland & Selma.    One Backpage site had 85 registered escort profiles just for Kerrville, TX.

e Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking, a coalition of nonpartisan organizations, non-profit agencies, & pub Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking:

  • American Association of University Women – Hill Country Branch
  • Freedom Loans
  • Hill Country Crisis Council
  • League of Women Voters – Hill Country
  • Schreiner University Campus Ministry
  • Schreiner University AAUW Interest Group

For more information, please contact Meg Scott-Johnson, League of Women Voters -TX Human Trafficking Issues Chair for Legislation at LWVTx-Trafficking@GMail.com

Words into $$: Wed. & Thur., May 17 & 18, 9a-4p in Austin, TX

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN     DIVISION OF DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT            “Words Into Dollar$!”     Find Your Best Funders and Write $uccessful Proposals

 Wed., May 17 & Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9a–4p

 Community Engagement Center (Texas Music Museum) (map) 1st Floor Conference Room, 1009 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

  “Toni, Karen & Ellen are knowledgeable and passionate about their topic.  They went the extra mile to look up prospective grants for us.”

 “This was a well-planned, precise presentation!  I learned so much & came away with even more passion to generate proposals and build our organization!  Thank you!!!”

“You guys are a powerhouse, as entertaining as informative and educational.”

DAY ONE   9A – 12P Noon      “Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for Successful Proposals.” In this highly competitive world, it takes more than good writing skills to achieve fundraising success. This workshop will introduce you to the funding landscape and the trends that define philanthropy in America today. You will learn best practices for communicating with donors and how to create a fundraising “Tool Kit,” including how to refine your message, develop strategies for approaching funders, and craft a comprehensive plan for successful grant writing.

DAY ONE:   1P – 4P     “Quest for the Best:  How To Find Your Best Potential Funders and Write to Them.”  This session will focus on the basics of drafting a cover letter and targeting prospective funders. We invite attendees to come with a proposal or a project to be funded. Participants will be introduced to the vast and comprehensive resources of The University of Texas at Austin’s Regional Foundation Library, a repository of the national Foundation Center. The librarian and presenters will work with you on accessing the Foundation Directory Online, identifying potential funders, and conducting research on strategies for approaching them.

DAY TWO:   9A–4P     “The Write Stuff:  Preparing Your Grant Proposal.” This intensive full-day seminar will focus on strategies for approaching your donor prospects and drafting a powerful and persuasive cover letter for your project with the support and guidance of the presenters. You will also begin to develop an outline for an executive summary and a basic narrative. You will leave our two-day workshop with a cover letter draft, the basics for an executive summary and proposal narrative, tools for developing a formal proposal, and a list of potential funders to approach.

ADDED BENEFITS     

  • You will be provided with a 24-hour Guest Pass to the Foundation Directory Online, allowing your organization to continue your research for potential funding.
  • You will have the opportunity for 30 days of Complimentary Consultation with NPSC.

 

 PRESENTERS

Toni S. Turner has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. She currently serves as Lead Interpreter for the new La Belle shipwreck exhibit at the Texas State History Museum. She has held senior management positions at the Texas Historical Commission, the University of Texas at Austin, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Texas Engineering Foundation, and Southern Methodist University.  She is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in a wide range of publications.

Karen H. Knox, CMP, is Executive Director of TEXSAR: Texas Search and Rescue.  She has served in nonprofit management for more than more than 25 years in senior development positions for A Legacy of Giving; Texas Historical Commission; Special Olympics Texas; the Texas Chemical Council and its affiliate, the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas; the Diocese of Corpus Christi; and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She is a Certified Meeting Professional and has spearheaded events from galas to conferences to board meetings.

Ellen Moutos Lee is the Director of the Regional Foundation Library (a Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Ellen assists individuals from the nonprofit community with identifying grants and other funding opportunities. Prior to joining the library, she worked for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  Ellen has also worked in development for an Austin area nonprofit and has served as a member of the City of Austin Grant Review Committee.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION   $300 registration fee includes both days. Space is limited.Free on-site parking.

To register, follow REGISTER HERE

 For More Information:  http://www.nonprofitsolutionsconsultants.com

Ellen Moutos Lee, Regional Foundation Library:  ellenml@austin.utexas.edu & 512-475-7373

 Karen H. Knox, Nonprofit Solutions Consultants:  NPSC.Karen@gmail.com & 512-965-1785

Toni S. Turner, Principal, NonProfit Solutions Consultants, 9600 Escarpment Blvd., Suite 745 PMB 40; Austin, TX 78749; 512.288-6053

$cholarShip$ for Feb. 16 & 17 Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families in Lubbock, TX: www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/conference/ https://indico.ads.ttu.edu/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=761

limited number of scholarships for the upcoming McKenzie Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families.  www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/conference/ & https://indico.ads.ttu.edu/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=761

Join me in $upporting the Talladega College Marching Band fund: https://www.gofundme.com/great-tornado-to-inaugural-parade

Please join me in $upporting the Talladega College Marching Band fund:  https://www.gofundme.com/great-tornado-to-inaugural-parade &/or e-forward to others who may want to $upport the marching band.  Thank you.      Friends,  Alice

From: Isabel Werts [mailto:iwerts@austin.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:02 AM  To: iwerts@austin.rr.com  Subject: Support the Talladega College Marching Band fund     In 8 days $47,000 of the $75,000 goal has been donated by 1,000 households. Please forward this to your contacts .   No matter whom you supported for president,  I hope you will see this as support for the members of the band and not a political statement.  What a wonderful memory to share with their children.     Talladega is a historically black college, and it was invited by the Inaugural Committee to participate in the upcoming Inaugural Parade. Should they do so? College President Billy Hawkins doesn’t even think it’s a difficult question.     “The inauguration of a new president is not a political event, but a civil ceremony celebrating the transfer of power,” Hawkins said.     So yes. Hawkins has issued a statement saying the Talladega College marching band is marching in the inaugural parade!      Commendations to Talladega College and President Hawkins for separating politics from ceremony, and for not allowing illogical and irrational attitudes to stop a group of young people from a learning experience.     I have contributed to their GoFundMe page to cover expenses for the trip. I hope you’ll join me and do the same. They deserve our support.

Oktoberfest Kraut Run = 1st Sat. in Oct. in FBG, TX: www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org

Oktoberfest Kraut Run:  www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org  MC David Smith; 317 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels, TX  78130;  830-832-8158 or 830-832-8150 (not sure which is correct); for polka-band bookings:  www.OmaAndTheOompahs.com & P.Sowell@SBCGlobal.Net  & 830-625-9288

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

 http://Centennial.Rotary.org

100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation: http://Centennial.Rotary.org

100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation:  http://Centennial.Rotary.org  via

Umesh M., Rotary Support Center, Tel 1.866.9.ROTARY, Fax 1.847.328.4101, rotary.org

annual Arbor Day, tree-planting project @$1.79 per student: Ask Sponsorship@FourthGradeForestersUSA.com

from Debra Ersch [Sponsorship@FourthGradeForestersUSA.com]:

“Effective,” “inexpensive,” “easy” & “fun” … Words that 2,785 businesses & civic groups use to describe how the Fourth Grade Foresters Project benefits them.

We work to revitalize the celebration of Arbor Day in America’s schools by finding sponsors to send their local fourth graders home with a tree to plant on Arbor Day. Texas Arbor Day is coming up on Friday, November 4th! It’s easy for your club to sponsor elementary students near you:

1. Just call me at 402-429-9722 & tell me which schools you may want to sponsor.

2. I will send a list with the approximate number of fourth graders in each school. Because sponsorship is only $1.79 per student, you’ll know right away if this project fits into your budget.

3. When you decide to sponsor, I will contact your school, verify the number of students, & get the principal’s “okay” to accept trees for Arbor Day.

4. You will then receive an invoice from me for the number of students X 1.79 each. That $1.79 charge includes: individually bagged trees for each student, a personalized recognition card featuring your club name & Rotary logo, a planting and care card & shipping to one location (club house or directly to one school).

5. You decide how involved your club wants to be in distributing the trees on Arbor Day. You may have club members help hand out trees to students, or the fourth grade teachers can give them out. Either way, the recognition card attached to each tree tells your local fourth graders that your club cares about them, your community & the environment.

It’s really that simple. So just call me at 402-429-9722 or reply to this email for more information. I’ll be glad to hear from you. Debra Ersch, Co-founder Fourth Grade Foresters 402-429-9722 P.S.

The deadline to participate is September 30th. Thank you!