We strengthen our community by joining together as leaders to exchange ideas, form enduring relationships and create positive, lasting change locally and around the world through service to others.
Buffet lines open at 11:30
Meeting begins at 12:00
The Witte Museum – Prassel Auditorium
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Rotary Club of San Antonio: A Brief History
The Rotary Club was chartered on November 1, 1912. The club grew to 128 members its first year led by Herbert Hayes. From its inception, the Club has been about service. One of its first projects was to erect a community Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza. As there was no government program for the poor, Rotarians banded together to provide food and gifts for the children. In those early years Rotarians sponsored the hanging of colored lights for the River Walk, supported orphans, raised money for the Boy Scouts, donated funds to fix the roof of the Alamo and acted as volunteer fireman during a strike by the local fire fighters. The Club’s focus shifted to the youth of Bexar County and in 1921 a Student Loan Fund was established. In time the Club decided the community would be better served by providing scholarships and the Youth Education Foundation was formed in 1984. Hundreds of students have been able to pursue their educational goals with the help of YEF. Continuing its dedication to education, in 1991 the Club established the largest dropout prevention program in the nation, the Sam J. Riklin Rotary Diploma Plus Program. Besides providing a monetary incentive for good grades and attendance, the program provides mentors and a path to additional scholarships. In addition to education, our Club provides a safe haven for children through its Kingdom for Kids program. In a hands-on service project in underserved areas of the city, playgrounds are built, landscaping and soccer fields are installed. Thousands of children have benefited from these playgrounds. As a member of Rotary International our Club’s service extends throughout the world aiding in the eradication of polio, providing clean water, equipping literacy and adult education centers, providing medical equipment and much more.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Joan Kearl, President
Organized for Success
Trip Worden, President Elect
Universal Bookbindery, Inc.
Steve Darling, Vice President
Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow, LLP
Will Fawcett, Treasurer
Joe Fly Company, Inc.
Bianca Maldonado, Sergeant-at-Arms
Baldor-Dodge, A member of the Abb Group
Marialyn Barnard, Advisory Director
4th Court of Appeals
Seth Bell - Law Office of Seth K. Bell
Craig Browning - Phyllis Browning Company
Brent Fessler - Hallmark College
Karmin-Tia Greer - City Year San Antonio
David Hennessee - Retired
KaRynn O’Connell - Broadway Bank
Daniel Peavy - Signarama
Carla Riedl- 289th District Court
Gavin Rogers- Chris Episcopal Church
Polly Spencer - Clemens & Spencer
Monique Zinn - Zinn Insurance Agency