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Leverage every get-acquainted opportunity via sharing your 3 offers & your 3 wishes!



put your organizational contact information at the top:

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Three Offers & Three Wishes

my Wishes:  I wish that

 1.  I could get e-contact information of “everyone” (including Rotary Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotary clubs & Rotary districts; colleges’ & universities’ community outreach & service-learning programs) that coordinate service projects to benefit homeless dogs & cats (e.g., foster homes, food, vaccinations, trap-neuter-return programs; animal / public-health training programs & outreach ideas) – to learn from &/or collaborate with them.

2.   As many Rotaract & Rotary clubs & districts as possible would invite me to give

a.  my hilarious, interactive, Rotary-membership presentation during a weekly meeting or during a Rotary conference or special event.  The title of my presentation is 5+M Rotarians doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service

b.  my inspiring presentation about why The Rotary Foundation; community, university, college, association & sorority foundations are my charities of choice.

3.  I could pique the curiosity of

a.  community colleges, colleges, universities & public health institutions & their respective associations; non-profit organizations & others – about the $30+K money available for their good causes [academic, research, service-learning, community-outreach; etc. ] through The Rotary Foundation: And ask me about how your Rotary District may help create peace on earth by sponsoring a no-cost “At Large” Rotary Peace Fellow.

2.  folks who might want to invest in great causes in the TX Hill Country

a.  healthy, win-win youth in FBG via basketball courts near the skate park:        or visit our Facebook page

3.  Higher education:


b.  Community Foundation: www.CommunityFoundation.Net

c.  Wolf Creek Camp: providing dyslexic children with individualized tutoring to strengthen language skills & build confidence & enhance


my Three Offers:  I offer to individuals & organizations

1.  To include their Call-To-Action information on my blog that receives 40 visits daily: &/or onto the popular blog

2. To e-forward their invitations or opportunities or resources to my vast resource of e-contacts:  e-lists &/or spreadsheet contact information.

3. To add their e-address(es) to my geographically arranged contact lists … so that I may constantly be of service to them & their good causes.;; 830-990-8101;;  542 Winding Way Court; Fredericksburg, TX  78624-5040



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Doing Good: Supporting Education =

Doing Good: Growing Local Economies =

Doing Good: Fighting Disease =

Doing Good: Providing Clean Water =

Doing Good: Saving Mothers & Children =

Doing Good: Promoting Peace =


The Rotary Foundation; 14280 Collections Center Drive

Chicago, IL  60693 or




Be our guest on most (non-holiday) Thursdays, 7a at the Buffalo Nickel Bar & Grill   105 S. Llano in Fredericksburg / south central, TX  — on east side of Llano St. & ½ block south of Main St. / US Hwy. 290.  Llano St. is one block east of Adams St. / SH 16 South


Imagine 2.5+M Rotarians Doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service!

Q:  Why does Rotary Membership Matter?

A:  because we’re all in this together!*


paraphrased:  IT’S ABOUT TIME by John Denver


There’s a full moon over India and Gandhi lives again

Who’s to say you have to lose for someone else to win?

In the eyes of all the people the look is much the same

For the first is just the last one when you play a deadly game

It’s about time we realize it:  we’re all in this together

It’s about time we find out:  it’s all of us or none

It’s about time we start to face it:  we can’t make it here all alone

There’s a man who is my brother, I just don’t know his name

But I know his home and family because I know we feel the same And it hurts me when he’s hungry and when his children cry

I too am a father and that little one is mine

It’s about time we begin to turn the world around

It’s about time we start to make it the dream we’ve always known   It’s about time, it’s about changes and it’s about time     It’s about peace and it’s about plenty and it’s about time

It’s about you and me [& Rotary] together and it’s about time!

It’s about time!


Viticulture program at TX Tech Univ./ Fredericksburg, TX:


Ed Hellman, Professor of Viticulture, Department of Plant and Soil Science:   806-746-6101

$upport public broadca$ting

Public Broadcasting System / PBS stations are blown away by the support we get from our community, & the stories we tell of all the amazing people who live here. Thank you for making it happen! As a national system of public broadcasters, we are resolved to continue telling powerful stories of our local communities, while being responsible stewards of the faith & trust you put in us with your financial support.

Whenever the United States Congress debates a new budget, financial support for Public Broadcasting System is more important than ever! We need your financial support to continue the great work you know & love & to send a message to our US Congress that the public / private relationship of PBS & National Public Radio is something you value as an investment as a US citizen. The conversation in Washington about what’s important for our budget reminds me of the story when Ken Burns showed his great Civil War documentary at the White House. After the screening US President Reagan put his hands on Ken’s shoulders & said, “We need more public / private investments like PBS, where federal dollars are combined with private donations to maximize impacts & create great content like your film.”

  US President Reagan was right, with $1.35 from each taxpayer a year, combined with your generous financial support, we create thousands of minutes of content that educates, enlightens & explores our community & our world for stories that speak to the best of humanity. We need your financial & vocal support of public broadcasting.  Visit for our pledge schedule & pledge items.

Also, go to for tools on emailing your lawmakers, social media images to share & show your support, as well as information about the important role public broadcasting plays in American society.  Thank you, it is because of your generous support that we can continue this timeless & ever-important mission.

Paul Allen Hunton, General Manager, Texas Tech Public Media

Southwest Collections at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX

Southwest Collections / TX Tech Archives at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX:  SWC / SCL, TTU, 2805 15th St., Lubbock, TX  79409-1041

Lubbock Rotarians Dr. Monte Monroe & Dr. Jennifer Spurrier

Busy Bee Office Supplies, printing, mailing: Donny Lilly,; & 830-997-7676

& 830-997Busy Bee Office Supplies, printing, mailing: Donny Lilly:; & 830-997-7676.

Grateful for appreciation

Many thanks to the following individuals & organizations that have honored me with their respective awards:

2017 Sigma Delta Pi chapter at TX Tech Univ.:  Alice White Service Award; 2017 Mary V. Hatfield Service to Animals Award; 2015 Ray Diekemper Lifetime of Service Award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock; 2015 named perpetual honoree of the annual Alice V. White Humanitarian of the Year award by the East Lubbock Gateway organization, 2015 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Evening – Nimitz; 2014 Hispana of the Year from the Hispanic Association of Women / Lubbock; 2013 Gold Medalist in Communication from the Association of Women in Communications, Inc. / Lubbock Chapter; 2012 Pacesetter from South Plains College Foundation in Levelland, TX; 2010 Community Champion from the TX Tech Latino / Hispanic Faculty-Staff Association;  2007 Boots Adams Bringing Races Together Award;  2004 Queen for a Day from the TX Higher Education Coordinating Board; 1999 only Honorary Laboratorian from the Texas Department of Health; 1990s numerous excellence in public-health communication & outreach awards; 1992 Most Creative Volunteer Project from the Texas Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation; 1991 Honorary Sixth Member of her classmates’ PhD dissertation committees three-decade: 1970-80-90 Named Gift Honoree when she served as biennial President of the Kansas Division & the Dodge City branch of the American Association of University Women; 1987 Athena Award from the Dodge City, KS, Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 1986 Kansas P.R.I.D.E. for a collaboration among Dodge City Community College, Saint Mary of the Plains College & the Southwest Area Vocational Technical School; 1973 100 Best Managed Farms in the US from Farm Futures magazine. 1970 golden-hog trophy during an annual Ford County, KS, Swine & Carcass Show.

As the founder &/or major donor for 81 endowments at colleges, universities, community foundations & her college fraternity, she fulfills author Malcom Gladwell’s definition of a “connector:”  a “handful of exceptional  people” with “a special gift for bringing the world together” by “moving up & down & back & forth among all the different worlds & subcultures & niches & levels.”

TX Tech Univ. campus’ feral cat colony & Student Government Association coalition

TX Tech Univ. (Lubbock) campus’ feral cat colony & Student Government Association coalition

2017 Pres.  32-student members.  Fall ’16 semester the TTU students volunteered 134 hours for the Humane Society of W. TX’ Saturday adoptions!! is training them to trap cats, & they have already helped to Trap Neuter & Return three cats during the week of Feb. 6, 2017.

directions to reception for Tom Hutton: 362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

Reception for Tom Hutton:362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

North on Olive street or FM 1631 for 5+ miles. Turn left on Sultemeir-Moellering Rd. & follow it to the entrance of Cool Water Ranch subdivision which is well marked.  Turn right into subdivision following the road to the first left turn which is Kruse Hill Dr. Go to the end, & there we are. There is limited parking at top of hill,  but you may park down below if steps don’t bother you.

$cholarShip$ for Feb. 16 & 17 Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families in Lubbock, TX:

limited number of scholarships for the upcoming McKenzie Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families. &

Hill Country University Center’s opportunitie$

The Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas; 

1-’18:  Doss School Administrator Gwen Stockbridge:  GStockbridge@Doss.TxEd.Net through Jane Woellhof, Gillespie County Country Schools

Forging bright, prosperous Futures for youth, families, enterprises & communities throughout the Hill Country     

 Proactively & effectively attracting, maximizing & leveraging enterprise-opportunities & revenue streams that provide ever-increasing financial support for the HCUC

 Inspiring academic, career-development, community enrichment       

Ensuring in perpetuity a solid financial foundation for operational needs       

Leveraging assets for mutually beneficial opportunities

 Overview     In 2001 Texas Tech University came to the Texas Hill Country, an area that represented the largest underserved population in the State of Texas for higher education.  Hill Country-area leaders & the City of Fredericksburg had harbored a strong desire for higher education.   They have supported the higher-education effort to the extent possible — including utilization of city land where the community-funded Hill Country University Center resides.  In the early HCUC years, the State of Texas provided a special line item that supported, in part, TTU campuses in Fredericksburg & Marble Falls.

Personal Perspectives     People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.     THEREFORE consider an on-going, friend-making, in-person strategy:  offer to treat folks to a cup of coffee & to hear their ideas for 15 min. max.

to show communities that the HCUC cares about them / values them — by visiting sites within each community in the HCUC geographical service area at least semi-annually & hosting a speed-networking luncheon semi-annually in selected communities – in order to

Get acquainted with formal & informal leaders through each community:

Proactively discover new friends & their opinions & perspectives about each town’s goals, needs & assets

Generously offer HCUC resources that may help communities achieve their goals & update the offers & opportunities based on input from new friends throughout HCUC service area

How to get started

Design a one-page, two-sided, full-color, card-stock document with handy, helpful resources

Challenge readers to help themselves to the resources in terms of wherever they work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive:  i.e., in all dimensions of their lives

  • Include Kim’s photo, contact information & her offers to speak at trainings, meetings, seminars (city council, leadership programs, parents or faith-based gatherings; graduations, celebrations; career days; weekly or monthly meetings of local Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Optimists, Zonta, etc. organizations)
  • Suggest HCUC as everyone’s “home base” for reunions, celebrations, memorials, learning, training; providing their services as a trainer or facilitator
  • Include the half-dozen HCUC endowments at the Community Foundation
    • Coordinate photo opportunities when HCUC / CF grants / HCUC scholarships are awarded &/or include a special-invitation reception for honorees prior to HCUC May graduation ceremonies
  • Include Workforce Commission contact information!  Why?  Help with resume-writing, interview skills, MONEY for certain income-level students going into high-priority technical / career areas
  • Include Community Foundation contact information:  to relieve school districts from having to be responsible for time-consuming Booster Club accounting requirements; to provide consultancy services if families want to memorialize or honor a deceased student, teacher, beloved staff member, etc.
  • Suggest rental of HCUC room(s):  for family school or family reunions, school or memorial events, weddings?  Photo opportunities for brides-to-be, graduations; etc. business-training or retreat site
  • Invite schools’ counselors to nominate 3 sophomores & 3 juniors to complete for 15 slots – to serve as ushers, greeters & helpers during all TX Tech graduation ceremonies (or OLLI events or Rotary or community events or Career Fairs, etc. at the HCUC, etc.)
  • Invite student, teacher, staff & administrators’ organizations to submit to HCUC opportunities to purchase advertising space in yearbooks, student newspapers, graduation fliers, co-sponsor “Best wishes photos in local newspapers – of all graduating seniors at each high school; booster-club publications, Parent Teacher Association / parents’ groups, local Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Take along HCUC- &/or TTU- &/or CTC-branded mementos for folks willing to meet with you – find out how many more items they would like to have for students, colleagues, family, etc.

Visit FBG Convention & Visitors Bureau & get their feedback about your handout, mementos, how to improve 10-min. visit, handout; whether you could get HCUC information included in all incoming conferences’ & conventions’ goodie-bags

Schools & school districts within the geographical area:  get how-to advice from

Whom to visit first; why, when & how to network with administrative personnel, housekeepers, bus drivers; willing, positive counselors, teachers, staff – for 10 min. maximum during their regular meetings?  One-on-one as their & your time allow.  What HCUC can offer to schools, school districts:  TTU resources, CTC resources – including Phi Theta Kappa honor society connections; meaningful connections with Rotary’s youth programs & other service clubs (that can provide volunteers, donors, judges, advocates, prospective school-board members, Reality Check kits @$500 per school for on-going use; etc.)  Offer to hang each school’s banner within HCUC Hall of Fame (within snack-bar area on main floor or upstairs?)  Office-supply closets, volunteers for on-going &/or special events.   Get HCUC onto Pokeman GO & other geo-caching games – to find their school banner within HCUC, etc.  Find out from TX Tech Athletics what HCUC can legally offer to schools (given NCAA rules):  posters, banners, visits by the Masked Ride & horse, cheer squad, mascot(s), pom squad; drill team, etc. — & if such visits can happen, then pleasepleaseplease remind all TX Tech athletes to tell young students that the athletes are TX Tech students, what their academic majors are, what their professional & career plans are – otherwise, the young student will be clueless that the athletes are also STUDENTS who do well in class & aspire to their own careers (not just the NFL) after athletics

Create exciting festivals &/or fun contests, recruit volunteer judges & award HCUC- / CTCD- & TTU-branded prizes to winners (invite parents, grandparents, families to the awards ceremony)

Answer two questions on the CTCD &/or TTU applications     Design a front page for HCUC Web site     Write an essay about the meaning of Rotary’s 4-Way Test     Envision their life-long success as a family legacy     Student art to display throughout HCUC

Come to college today!  Invite folks to volunteer at HCUC (to boost their resume; job, college & scholarship applications) & suggest various kinds of duties:  tours, welcome, guides to the appropriate room; set up & run Reality Check experiential-learning exercises (for 5th graders & older – including adults) at area schools or during visits to HCUC; etc.

Create & prepare thank-you goodie bags for area schools’ bus drivers, counselors, teachers, staff members, parents, cooks, housekeepers

Add others’ resources to your ever-growing HCUC list of resources

Routinely ask for other school districts’ or organizations’ top three points of pride & their top three most unusual resources (e.g., FISD tiny houses; robotics competition, dual credit with mileage reimbursement; “soft skills” successes; etc.)

Your perpetual-motion, friend-making Strategy

IF you like the person you just met with, ask them for two or three of their most-admired, most-trusted colleagues … & their contact information … for you to visit next – to share your resources & to learn from their wisdom.  Ask if you may say that your new friend had referred you to them.

Where to visit in each town?

Leaders / superintendents of public & private schools / school districts & get their “next step” recommendations about which school(s) & which personnel to briefly meet with

Law enforcement:  they would love for HCUC to sponsor police-academy training!  They know which local youth organizations & faith-based sites are effective with youth

Three top non-profits in town that work with youth or adults aspiring to better themselves     Three top faith-based organizations in town     Public libraries, tourism & chambers of commerce organizations

On-going friend-making & friend-keeping habits

Clip-&-mail positive information from local newspaper(s) to schools – whenever they & their students are mentioned positively

Compare the strategies (above) to ideas that a 15-min. chat with Ernie Loeffler or Tim Lemert or Penny McBride might offer to you – about creating perpetual, abundant revenue streams for HCUC

Meet with The Masters to ask her about Project Future, Back-to-School Fiesta, P-16 Council, Raiders Rojos National Alumni Association, grant$ received

Dr. Caroline Eidson & Lisa Fielder about College Forward strategies & successes

TX Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc.: TAHFI   TAHFI Scholarship luncheon Jan. 2017 from;

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
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TX Tech Univ. & The Remnant Trust on Freedom & the Constitution.

Sept. 2016:  a new & very special exhibit of classic texts from The Remnant Trust on “Freedom & the Constitution”.

This exhibit, commemorating Constitution Day, includes such rarities as the first British printing of the U.S. Constitution in a 1787 edition of The Gentleman’s Magazine, & the first Octavio edition of the Bill of Rights, published by the U.S. Congress in 1789. As you know, The Remnant Trust, an archive of nearly twelve hundred classic texts on the history of freedom, is now housed at Texas Tech, adding to our reputation as a nationally ranked research university possessed of unique resources.

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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./Lubbock: Feral Cat Coalition & operating policies:

TX Tech Univ./Lubbock:  Feral Cat Coalition & operating policies: