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President Joe’s Letter…April 2019
Greetings fellow Rotarians and friends,
Since my last letter in February, it has been time of much activity and major opportunities and challenges. Yet in the midst of all these, we as the Family of Rotarians in Fair Oaks Ranch areas and at Blanco County….continue faithfully in being the Inspiration toward Serving Others Above Self.
Let me share what we, as a People of Action have accomplished in part, since 1 February 2019:
  •  Review of our Club’s Strategic Plan : Goals & Accomplishments
  • Addae Kraba and Lisa Dunne elected as President Elect and President Nominee, respectively for our new Rotary Year 2019-20
  • Attendance to PETS (President Elect Training) by Wayne Huff & Don Van Eynde
  • Attendance to Mayor Garry Manitzas’ “State of the City” Luncheon
  • City of Fair Oaks Ranch Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day participation
  • Human Trafficking Presentation @ Blanco High School----attendance
  • The “Save A Life” Project with FOR Police & Leon Springs Fire Department enhanced
  • Sponsored 4 youth from Champion & Blanco High Schools to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) conference
  • The Scholarship project is in process. Six Scholarships are available on a competitively basis for Boerne and Blanco School Districts
  • John Rogers & Greg Maxton created a Club Banner: “Serving the Fair Oaks Ranch Community since 2012”….unanimously approved by Board
  • Registered 16 Club (FOR & Blanco) Representatives for District Conference and 4 for RLI leadership training
  • Club Board voted not to sponsor an in-bound Rotary Exchange Student for 2019-20 Rotary Year
  • Initiated & approved policies for Rotary Couples and Corporate Membership
On Going Actions:
  • Inaugural Golf Tournament in Blanco…..1 April 2019….”April Fool’s Day”---was a huge success
  • The Blanco Satellite has been officially Chartered by RI President Barry Rassin effective 21 March 2019. The date of the Charter ceremony, Induction of Officers/Chairs and of course our Social Party will be announced soon
  • Reading Rodeo----May 7---FOR Elementary---contact Mary Thompson
  • The Rotary Foundation fundraiser, through our District 5840. The Goal for The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch & its Blanco Satellite is to sell 500 tickets. Bill Fusco reports that Ticket sales going well---30 donors out of 70 members, amounting to about $3,000
  • Wayne Huff’s death:
On 2 April 2019, John Rogers wrote: “It is with great sadness to let you know our dear friend and President Elect Wayne Huff passed away about 12 noon today (CDT) in the hospital in Koblenz, Germany. Their daughter, Catherine, came into the bank and informed us……Wayne was so excited in embracing the opportunity to lead our Club next year as its President and had made careful plans to do so. He was ALL IN for his 2019-20 year…..May God Bless Wayne’s family and our Club.” (John Rogers)
          Melinda, Wayne’s wife, should be returning home this weekend (6-7 April).    
          Let us continue to keep her, Catherine and their family in our prayers.
  • Selection of New President….our Board of Directors met last Wednesday (3 April) and approved a Nominating Committee (Jane Burton-Chair; Kathy Hubbard; Bill Fusco; Lisa Dunne; and Addae Kraba. we also ask that all of us be prayerful in reference to Selecting a New President.
  • Transitional/Continuity Process…..our Club’s leadership Team has a basic plan for addressing the huge void that Wayne’s passing leaves
We are a living proof of our Rotary Theme this year: “BE THE INSPIRATION”. That’s why we exist, for we are motivated to think, say and do in ways that do make a difference.
“Life is short….We do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the journey with us…..So be swift to love and make haste to be kind……And may God continue to bless us in all that we do and all that we are.” (an Irish Blessing)
Joe Garcia
President 2018-19