July 17, 2017

Club Meetings this week - Tues the 18th & Thurs the 20th

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 20th

Our guest today is our District Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara

Betty Ramirez-Lara is the President/Owner of Utilities Services Experts USA, an Energy Brokerage Firm for consumer use. Betty raised 2 boys as a single mother. Year 2001, a banker friend said, “Let’s Go to Lunch” in her hometown of Weslaco, Texas. Betty instantly saw the value of becoming a member of the World’s biggest humanitarian service organization, Rotary International. Betty is a first generation U.S. citizen and first generation Rotarian.

Betty met and married her Rotary husband Adam Lara in 2008 as he was making up a meeting at her Rotary Club, then McAllen North Rotary Club. As of 4 years ago, she is a Proud Member of McAllen South Rotary Club.

Betty has received Rotary International’s Avenues of Service Citation Award 2013-2014, Service Above Self Award 2012-2013, Rotarian of the Year Award 2011-2012, a Paul Harris Fellow +5, Paul Harris Society Member, Bequest Society Member.

Betty served as McAllen North Rotary Club President in 2009-2010, Asst. Governor 2011-2014, District Grants Subcommittee Chair since 2014, District Foundation Chair 2015-2016.

DG Betty will be accompanied by her husband Adam, a member of the McAllen Rotary Club, and Nancy Ross, our Assistant Governor for Area 3 from Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club. 

The evening before - July 19 we will host a Board Meeting from 5:30 - 6:45 and then a Dinner at 7:00.

The location is Latitude 28 02, 105 N Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382. Spouses of Board members, all club members and spouses or significant others are invited to join us for the Dinner. It will be a prix fixe ("fixed price") of around $20.

Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at or 361-557-1235.

Tuesday evening meeting - 18th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Meeting is from 6-7 pm at the Key Allegro Yacht Club (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
A message from our Rotary International President
Dear fellow Rotarians,
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the sad news that the President-elect of Rotary International, Sam F. Owori, died last night as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery.

In this difficult time, I ask you to keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family, and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.
Sam was a special person in so many ways, and his unexpected death is a huge loss to Rotary, his community, and the world. We will provide more details on plans to celebrate his life as they become available.

From the perspective of Rotary leadership, we will share information on the impact and the path forward as a result of Sam’s passing. In addition, we are establishing a memorial fund in Sam’s honor and will provide further details soon.

With enormous sadness,
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Members are encouraged to promote this program and its opportunities to family, friends and neighbors. There are some opportunities that we as a club could participate in. President Yvonne and your Board will be checking out the possibilities during an up-coming meeting.
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting With District Governor
Latitude 28 02
Jul 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Dinner with the District Governor
Latitude 28 02
Jul 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Community Table Service Project
First Presbyterian Church
Aug 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Meeting Speakers
Jul 20, 2017
Offical DG Visit 2017-2018
Jul 27, 2017
AIM Hospice
Aug 03, 2017
New features on Dues & Billings, Attendance and App
Aug 17, 2017
Vocational Award
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joseph Patek
July 1
Kathy David
July 9
Ruth Davis
July 30
Join Date
Calvin Scholz
July 1, 1977
40 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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