March 13, 2024

March 17th - Happy St. Patrick's Day
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Service Chair
Sergeant At Arms
Programs Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary

Club Service

Prayer/Pledge: Lisa Killough
Four Way Test: Lisa Killough

Attendance 13

Members: 9
Guests: 4, Speaker Beth Long, Linda Boxberger, Peter Berardino, Rachel Garza - Simon’s daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, Eloise and Emilio

Meals on Wheels 

3/21 - Jeff Christner

3/28 - Simon Garza

Looking Ahead
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Club News
March 13th - Announcements

·         Shirley shared that she is working on getting board members for next year and that Lisa Killough has agreed to be President Elect!  We celebrated with St. Patrick’s Day cookies!

·         It’s March Madness basketball pool time!!!   It’s a fundraiser for our service projects.  $25 entry fee, the club will keep 50% and the winners will share the other 50%  Look for the email from CBS Sports that says “Jenny’s Bracket Is Back” that you received today 3/13/24.  Forward that email to friends and family so they can play too!  Money is due by next Thursday 3/21. 

Service To Our Community

For our DAP Grant project this year we will be constructing a Gaga Ball Pit at Sunset Valley Elementary School on April 13th. Mark your calendars and plan to come help!  Girl scouts will be there to help us with some of their parents. 

Styrofoam collection.  Remember to save all your styrofoam and bring it to our meeting or to the Southwest Club’s booth at the Sunset Valley Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.  Contact Jenny, Shirley or Beth Long for help.  


Austin Cosmopolitan's Handbags for Hope Project
They are collecting women’s handbags, bags and shoes during the month of March for domestic violence victims.  New or gently used medium to large women’s purses and bags.
Speaker - Dr. Beth Long, RC of Austin-Southwest 
Beth was born in KC, Missouri but moved to Orange, Texas at 5 years old where she grew up and graduated from high school. Having survived giant mosquitoes and the alligators of the SE Texas swamps, she moved to Austin for college and attended the University of Texas graduating with a degree in Microbiology.
Earl Curry Sunshine Fund

·         Amber -  Thankful that Shirley will step up and be our club president and for  Patrick Harrison serving in his new role as a Rotary International Regional Leader.

·         Peter - thankful for the Rotary club and all the support they have given him in the past.

·         Beth - celebrating  her birthday which was in February and she realized that she is actually a year younger than she thought she was!

Raffle - Galindo Elementary
$2 will get you 3 tickets and $5 will get you 9 tickets!  Our pot is at $270. Lisa drew the Ace of Clubs!  The Queen lives on!
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