Thanks for a great Centennial Luncheon!
Thank you to all our Rotarians and guests for participating in the Club’s 100th birthday celebration last Friday, November 9. The luncheon was a huge success bringing everyone together for look back at what we’ve done over the last 100 years and where we’re going in the future. President Brian called it “a big family reunion.”
If you missed it, stay tuned for details on how you can see the Centennial video of our Club’s accomplishments played during the luncheon and the video of the luncheon itself. Pictures will be on the website soon.
We’re grateful to Thomas Thorfinnson, Past RI Vice President, for coming to speak at the luncheon. Tom spoke of how our club found “the magic” in building new Rotary leaders through the U40 program. We thank District Governor Lisa Herring for leading the Four Way Test and awarding Paul Harris Fellows. We were happy to welcome Past President Louis Zbinden back to give the invocation.
The Club wishes to thank Centennial Chair Linda Mariani for her hard work in organizing the luncheon. We also thank the following members for their contribution to the success of the luncheon:
Planning Committee – Amy Contreras, Jan King, Scott Lane,
PP Lou Miller, President Brian Strange, Linda Vieweg
Anniversary Logo & Invitation Design – Mo Morehead
Sponsorships – April Ancira, Linda Vieweg, PP Jay Stanley, PP Lane Mitchell
Video Script – Dan Lepow
Video Narrator – Steven Bull
Photos – Allan Smith
Public Relations – Gerald Lee
Additional Volunteers – Dan Dailey, Elizabeth Kuhlmann, City Year
Learn about the history of the Rotary Club of San Antonio -
watch our Centennial video
Thank you to our Centennial Sponsors for your support!
Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Youth Education Foundation.
Justice Marialyn Barnard
Justice Sandee Marion
Pape Dawson Engineers
Porter Loring Mortuaries
Joseph A. Stanley III
VIA Metropolitan Transportation
Williams, Crow, Mask, LLP
Zurich International Properties
Art Riklin and Bob Buchanan
President Elect David and Tracy Ballard, PDG Stephanie Macchia, DG Lisa Herring
President Brian accepts proclamation from member and State Rep Ruth Jones McClendon
President Brian accepts proclamation from Senator Jeff Wentworth
PDG Walter Thomas and PDG Jim Berg
Past President and longest serving member Gerald Dubinski
Guest speaker Past RI Vice President Tom Thorfinnson, DG Lisa Herring,
President Brian and Past President Louis Zbinden
Tom Thorfinnson, DG Lisa, Paul Parks and Yilmaz Yetmen.
Young Members Board
President Elect Jeff Bailey, Past President Carla Martinenz Riedl,
Past President Gardner Peavy, Past President Chris Williams, current President
Andrew Himoff and Past President Mellick Sykes
Celebrating our Centennial at the
San Antonio River Parade
To kick off our Centennial celebrations, Rotary hada float in the Texas Cavalier’s River Parade.
President Lou, President Elect Brian Strange, Past President Sandee Marion, Amy Contreras, Ramiro Morales and Karen Pitcher represented Rotary during this year's River Parade.
The theme of the parade was “Rockin’ on the River.” Our float was “The Fireman” based on the song by George Strait.
|Amy Contreras, Ramiro Morales and Karen Pitcher
||L-R: Karen Pitcher, Amy Contreras, President Lou Miller, Past President Sandee Marion, Ramiro Morales, and President-Elect Brian Strange
||Past President Sandee Marion and Amy Contreras
Centennial Fiesta Pins
To celebrate our club's 100th Anniversary and Fiesta, special Fiesta Pins were designed.
These great pins were coveted by all Fiesta participants.
Centennial Kingdom for Kids
Rick Cavendar and the Kingdom for Kids Committe is planning a very special Kingdom for Kids project in honor of the club's 100th anniversary. On November 2 and 3, Smith Elementary will receive a wonderful new play structure and landscaping and a few special surprises.
Smith Elementary, 823 S. Gevers in San Antonio, is over 100 years old. It serves 529 students. 97% of the students are economically disadvantaged and 72% are at risk.
Be a part of this Centennial service project! Volunteers can sign up through the Rotary office. As always, your donation is most appreciated to help this project be the best it can be. Download a donation form: Centennial Kingdom for Kids
Simth Elementary: Site of the playground
Build them a playground! Donate today
Proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of San Antonio scholarship programs.
Download a sponsorship form: Centennial Luncheon