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Dealing with grief: https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/the-guide-to-pet-bereavement-what-to-expect-after-the-loss-of-a-loved-one & more

As many years as I’ve been in the health field, it’s never been easy to lose someone, whether personally or professionally. Although it’s something many people avoid talking about, death & the grief that follows it are unavoidable.

I was reminded of this recently after losing a lifelong friend who lost her battle with cancer. We knew some months ago that we would lose her… but it didn’t make it any easier. My grief is something I’m still dealing with (& know I will continue to deal with). I’ve been doing a lot of research for Public Health Corps on this topic lately in an effort to help any of our readers who may be going through a similar difficult time, & I thought I would share some of my findings with you, as well.

Laid to Rest at Home: How to Plan a Home Memorial Service for Your Departed Loved One
https://www.redfin.com/blog/how-to-memorial-service-at-home

The New Stages of Grief: 5 Tasks, No Timeline  https://www.caring.com/articles/five-stages-of-grief

Final Logistics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Handling a Loved One’s Belongings After Their Death:  https://www.closetbox.com/resources/final-logistics-step-step-guide-handling-loved-ones-belongings-death/

Supporting a Child When Someone Dies:  https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/bereaved-family-friends/supporting-grieving-child

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through this Difficult Time:  www.drugrehab.org/coping-childs-illness-recovery/

Dementia Patients and Grief:  https://www.pathwayshealth.org/dementia-care/dementia-patients-and-grief/

The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One:  https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/the-guide-to-pet-bereavement-what-to-expect-after-the-loss-of-a-loved-one

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue:  www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2016/03/when-bereavement-becomes-a-mental-health-issue/

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Hill Country Crisis Council, Kerrville, TX, board members

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Tiffanie.Deal@DFPS.State.Tx.US  Child Protective Services Supervisor – Unit 33   Investigations – Kerr, Bandera & Gillespie Counties   819 Water St, Suite 230; Kerrville, TX 78028   830-257-0240 = Office; 830-928-1882 = Cell; 512-934-9620 = Fax   Tiffanie.Deal@DFPS.State.Tx.US

 

Thoughts about those of us blessed with many decades

A beautiful young person is a Coincidence of Nature.     A beautiful old person is a Work of Art.     attributed to William Shakespeare 

One’s Inner Self designs & illuminates one’s True Beauty.       anonymous 

Young People think fast.  Old People think deep.       an African saying

And a joke to end 2016 and start 2017:

An old doctor became very bored in retirement & decided to open a medical clinic.

He put a sign up outside that said:

“Dr Geezer’s Clinic.  Get your treatment for $500.  If not cured, get back $1,000.”

Doctor “Young,” who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1,000 so he went to Dr Geezer’s clinic.

Dr Young: “Dr.Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth.  Can you please help me?”

Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 & put 3 drops in Dr Young’s mouth.”

Dr. Young: Aaagh!! — “This is Gasoline!”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations!  You’ve got your taste back.  That will be $500.”

Dr Young gets annoyed & goes back after a couple of days figuring to recover his money.

Dr Young:  “I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything.”

Dr Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 & put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”

Dr Young:  “Oh, no you don’t,  — that is Gasoline!”

Dr Geezer: “Congratulations!  You’ve got your memory back.  That will be $500.”

Dr. Young (after having lost $1000) leaves angrily & comes back after several more days.

Dr.Young: “My eyesight has become weak — I can hardly see anything!!!!”

Dr. Geezer: “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that so here’s your $1000 back.”  (giving him a $10 bill)

Dr. Young: “But this is only $10!”

Dr. Geezer:  “Congratulations! You got your vision back!  That will be $500.”

Moral of story  — Just because you’re “young” doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an “old Geezer”.

Remember: Don’t make old people mad.  We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to tick us off.

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Honor Military Veterans Now

Honors Military Veterans Now:  www.HonorVeteransNow.org & TH@HonorVeteransNow.org & 830-992-3375 & 830-767-0003; 103 Industrial Loop, Suite 1050; Fredericksburg, TX  78624

Eliminating hunger in military veterans’ lives while preserving their dignity, honor & respect.  $5 puts a hot meal into the waiting hands of a hungry veteran in TX.

Noon meals in 28 TX counties to 300 veterans, previously ignored because they were under age 60.

TX Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc.: TAHFI

http://www.TAHFI.org/index.php/events-2   TAHFI Scholarship luncheon Jan. 2017 from

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TX Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc.:   TAHFI     Dedicated in honored memory of Colonel Rick Douglas Husband, USAF, & Commander William “Willie” McCool, USN.— Mission Commander, & Pilot–of STS-107, Space Shuttle Columbia, which
disintegrated over Texas, 1 February 2003.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s quote about animals

Mahatma Gandhi:  “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Jim Willis:  “I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love, hope, fear, dread, sadness & betrayal.  And I was angry. “God,” I said, “This is terrible! Why don’t You do something?” God was silent for a moment, & then He spoke softly. “I have done something,” He replied. “I created YOU.”

armies of animal rescuers:  THE TOP 10 REASONS TO SPAY / NEUTER YOUR PET…… WERE JUST KILLED IN A SHELTER.

Good Samaritan Center: www.GoodSamFBG.org

Good Samaritan Center in Fredericksburg, TX, USA:  www.GoodSamFBG.org

My three Offers:

  1. to e-introduce YOU & your most-admired community / education / service / animal-welfare / literacy / philanthropic / youth / adult-learning organization(s) to my 4,000+ geographically organized e-contacts – mostly in TX;
  2. to post your organization(s)’ information, Website(s), purposes, 3 Offers & 3 Wishes onto my blog AliceWhite.WordPress.com that receives 30+ daily visits; &
  3. to e-share with you – upon request — my hundreds of cat-&-dog rescue e-addresses to further your animal-welfare goals.

My three Wishes:

1. to e-connect with & emulate no-kill cat-&-dog rescue organizations;

2. to share information with others about how I created perpetual revenue stream(s) for charitable causes I believe in – via endowments at various community, university, college, alumni, fraternal, service-focused, educational, 501c3; etc. foundations; &

3. to create an endowment to benefit charitable works of the TX Tech Feral Cat Coalition in Lubbock, TX.

 

To find out more or donate to the Seedling Foundation, 8001 Centre Park Dr., Suite 140, Austin, TX 78754, contact GCoates@SeedlingFoundation.org or visit www.SeedlingFoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=486    Seedling Foundation serves 600+ children (with one or both parents incarcerated) each year & currently has a waiting list of 150 students. Your donation will help Seedling provide training & support to current mentors & will provide mentors to students who don’t have one yet.

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

2 resources for you / your contacts

  1. Find out how to build a top-notch internship & entry-talent programRobert@InternBridge.com
  1. Currently enrolling students in AutismDaySchool.com & 512-387-0291 in Cedar Park / north-of-Austin area — a new school that is part of a greater organization called www.AutismAwakeningLLC.com/ 12-month Day School … for high school (14-18) & adults (19+):  inspiring a community of autistic students to actualize their potential according to their own particular abilities.  … estimated 500,000 teens & young adults with autism who will enter adulthood in the next decade …adults with autism looking for work.

Educational opportunities & resources for drop-out recovery students ages 14-21: www.TexansCan.org & ATreat@TexansCan.org or 512-477-4226 or 512-608-5580

Please get involved &/or e-forward to folks who may be interested in educational opportunities & resources for drop-out recovery students ages 14-21.

Austin Can Academy is a drop-out recovery charter high school operating on Austin’s east side. We support the students who are unable to make it in a traditional school environment & help remove any barriers to support each student’s academic & post-secondary goals.   Austin Can Academy   2406 Rosewood Avenue    Austin, Texas 78702   512-477-4226.  Contact ATreat@TexansCan.org or 512.477.4226 or 512.608.5580.

Austin Can Academy OFFERS to YOU, your friends, family, faith community, businesses & colleagues … opportunities to

  1. Lead youth!  Become a role-model heroine / hero / mentor for one or more of our 250 / year 2017 graduates.
  2. Garden!  Provide direction & assistant for our school garden —  needs a great “revamp” leading into the fall season.  We have plenty of land, & we have enthusiastic science students to maintain the land.
  3. Inspire adult-leaders! Austin Can Academy seeks a few more members of the Austin community to join our fund-development council.

 

Austin Can Academy WISHES … that YOU, your friends, family, faith community, businesses & colleagues would fulfill

  1. Build a school-to-job pipeline: Our students are ready, willing & eager to enter the workforce as soon as possible after graduating from Austin Can Academy.  We want to bring more career training into Austin Can for the students to utilize prior to graduation — in order to avoid a period of unemployment or self-doubt.
  2. Join community leaders in a student-led coffee, tour or lunch on campus.  Become an Austin Can Advocate by spreading the good news about the effective resources & positive outcomes of Austin Can Academy students & alumni.
  3. Recommend an honoree:  We need your great suggestions for a fund-raising luncheon honoree:  a woman or man who has been an influencer &/or advocate of education, children/teens, healthcare, culture or more.

If you can accept Austin Can OFFER(S) &/or fulfill its WISH(ES), please contact Ashley Treat, ATreat@TexansCan.org at the Austin Can Academy | Texans Can Academies   512.477.4226 or 512.608.5580

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Link between mental health & addiction

The link between mental health & addiction:  many people don’t realize that addiction often co-occurs with other mental health disorders, & it’s critical to treat both conditions in order for afflicted individuals to live happier, healthier lives.

Resources related to mental health & addiction

Comorbidity with Substance Abuse

Schizophrenia and Addiction: The Guide to Unraveling Comorbidity and Finding the Path to Recovery

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Swim Back to Health: The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts

Making the Connection: Trauma and Substance Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims

Meaningful Work and Recovery

TX Tech Univ.”Tech Feral Cat Coalition”

Texas Tech University / Lubbock:  Tech Feral Cat Coalition:  https://www.facebook.com/TechFeralCatCoalition   2016-2017 Pres. Dawn.Warren@TTU.edu & 720-841-3474 & faculty-staff volunteers:  Shelley.Kemp@TTU.edu; Maggie.Durham@TTU.edu; other interested folks:  MelissaPierce@Yahoo.com; ShelleyKemp29@Yahoo.com; JenLynSpur@GMail.com; MAWilkinson 46@GMail.com; DrMag2129@SBCGlobal.Net; Kristin.Stanley@Angelo.edu; C24094U@Yahoo.com; Kym.Ruiz@TTU.edu; Kathryn.Terrell@TTU.edu; O.delGadillo@@TTU.edu; LaurieHvr@Yahoo.com; FDiPoppa@GMail.com; Dawn.Warren @TTU.edu; MVHatfield@GMail.com; Virginia.Downs@TTU.edu; Mark.Webb@TTU.edu;

2017 members of the TFCC and I have decided to sell t-shirts! I designed a few, and this is the one the group picked. I was hoping you could help me by spreading the word to any friends you may have that love cats!     The shirts are $15 each and we have a goal of selling 50, so far we have sold 27! This website in particular is awesome because I was able to design a shirt on four different colors and in two different styles, so there is something for everyone! The fund raiser goes through April 25, & orders will be shipped around May 8th.    Here is the link to the fundraiser: https://www.bonfire.com/tech-feral-cat-coalition/

Also, we have a Facebook! Please feel free to like us, and share our posts! I plan on using the page for informative TNR posts as well as keeping a log of the cats we capture and release while I try to find a friend who can make us a website! Here is a link that will take you directly to our page: https://www.facebook.com/TechFeralCatCoalition/ Tech Feral Cat Coalition

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Tech Feral Cat Coalition. 53 likes · 131 talking about this. Keep up with Texas Tech students as we trap, neuter, and release feral cats found around campus!

A few more updates

  • The TFCC is hosting a table at the Eco-Fair in the Student Union Building on April 24th from 11 to 12:30. We will be passing out flyers, informing the general student body about what we do and how they can help, and giving out Life Savers (because we save lives.) If you’re around, feel free to stop by!
  • The group has decided to help Tech even more by planting a plot during Arbor Day on April 28th! We are very excited! Once again, if you happen to be around that day, stop by and see us!
    • If you cannot make it to these events, don’t worry! I will post pictures on our Facebook, and e-mail them to anyone that wants them!
  • I am currently in the process of partnering with the Tech Activities Board to host a pet food drive next semester, stay tuned!
  • I am moving into a house in May, and I will be here all summer to help! I am taking a summer class and planning Homecoming week, but I will be available to check feeders, traps, and anything else that needs done! I was thinking maybe we could have a table at a few of the New Student Orientations during the month of June!

from Tech Feral Cat Coalition Pres. Warren, 7-16-’16:     I think working concession stands would be so fun! I do not really want to work during football games, but I would love to work any other time! That is such an easy way to make money, especially once we get more new members! If we get a few people going regularly, I think we could earn a lot of money!

Fundraising Opportunity For Non-Profit Groups/Organizations job in Lubbock – JobSpotOnline.com …  http://jobs.jobspotonline.com/job/20055462/q-Food%20Counter%20Attendant-l-Lubbock?source=1

Spectra Food Service is looking for Non-Profit Organizations that would like to earn money by volunteering to work in concession stand during TTU sporting events, concerts & other special events.  Organizations are paid a commission on their nets sales from each event.  This posting is for Non-Profit-Organizations Only.  This is an outstanding fundraising opportunity for any NPO (501(C)3) who is interested in raising money for their organization/cause.

 

I also signed us up for a table at the 2016 Student Organization Fair during Welcome Week! The fair is on August 23rd from 5:30-7p: we have the second table from the beginning! Trevor & Evan said that they would come be at the table with me so I don’t think we need anymore help with that.  If I think of anything though, I’ll be sure to let you guys know! I was thinking that I would have a flier explaining the coalition & how to become a member through Orgsync & another one promoting Adopt, Don’t Shop. I am also going to include how to report an animal found on campus. I might need one of you to help me print them, we are going to want a lot. The fair was really busy last year, & there are always students looking for a chance to get more volunteer hours, so I think we will be a popular stop. I am also going to make at least three tee shirts, so that Evan, Trevor & I  look like a group at the fair. If anyone else wants a shirt, or has a design in mind, let me know! Also, if anyone has any pictures of cats we have trapped or fed or anything in the past, I would love to put a few on the board I’m making for our table!

I would like to have a regular schedule of general meetings, maybe twice a month?  I’m asking every new member to upload a copy of their schedule to Orgsync when they apply, so hopefully we will be able to plan times & places that work for everyone. I think having a couple of meetings a month would be a great way to get everyone on the same page & make it easy to plan volunteer opportunities, like working concessions or helping the Humane Society. We could also find times that people could go fill up the food dishes & check traps & whatever else needs done, so one person does not have to do all of the work! I would like to have some sort of attendance policy for members, I think a policy like that would discourage people from signing up & then never helping out.

My goal for the Coalition this year is to get more members that are committed to our group. I would like to see us having a dedicated team that does some volunteering, & I would like the members to have a role in feeding, trapping, or maybe just transporting the cats. My other goal is for the adults to not have to do as much work to make this happen. You all already put in a lot of hours to the school & to the education of me & the other students.  I want this to be fun & therapeutic for you —  rather than having it be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stressful.

Quilting Guild of Fredericksburg, TX, enriches lives of babies & youth within Child Protective Services & iOpener & other youth-leaders

LochteChloe@GMail.com via Katie Keller & Cookie Althaus

Fredericksburg, TX,’ Quilting Guild enriches

  • the lives of babies & children within the TX Child Protective Services network through beautiful, warm quilts made just for the children rescued from crisis.  Each child’s quilt is a tangible reminder that the children are loved & wished well.
  • the youth leaders with the FBG Chamber of Commerce’s annual, year-long iOpeners leadership program.  In 2016, quilter SBirdlebo@Yahoo.com at 830-998-4504 donated her “Pokey Little Puppy” quilt to the iOpeners, as a fund-raising item for their dog-agility-course project (benefitting home-seeking dogs at the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

iOpener youth leadership program was established by Jody Donovan & the Rotary Club of FBG was adopted by the FBG Chamber of Commerce as an annual program.  Sponsors, speakers & advocates include JodyDonovan06@HotMail.com; Penny@FBGTxChamber.org; RHickerson9@GMail.com;2016 iOpener leader:  AZSchappel@iCloud.com; Alice.White@TTU.edu;