Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Greetings fellow Rotarians and friends,
Its hard to imagine that it has been almost four months since assuming the role of Presidency for our beloved Club. I have been humbled that as a Family of Rotarians, individually and collectively, we have utilized our gifts, talents, experiences and passions to touch and impact hundreds of folks.
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.
Let me share what we, as a People of Action have accomplished since 1 September 2018:
  • Club’s Bylaws Approved---Key Leaders: Jackson Moss/ Tom Mc Keown
  • Updated Annual Club Calendar---Key Leader: Linda Cook
  • Updating Website---in progress---Key Leader: Chuck Ellis
  • Club’s 2018-19 Service Projects Completed and On-Going:
    • Pints for Polio (fund raiser)---Key Leader: Bobbe Barnes
    • Rotary Golf Tournament (fund raiser)---Key Leaders: Bill Fusco/John Rogers
    • Fair Oaks Ranch City Celebration, Parade & Rotary Booth---Key Leaders: Greg Maxton, Tuffy & Jane Burton, Jackson Moss
    • Fair Oaks Ranch Household Hazardous Waste Day---Key Leader: Greg MaxtonFair Oaks Ranch Shred Day---Key Leader: Greg Maxton
    • Rotary Exchange Student (On-Going)---Key Leader: Lisa Dunne
    • Blanco High School Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications education program (On-Going)---Key Leader: Jack Twilley
    • Blanco County “Brain Fitness” Program (On-Going)---Key Leader: Anne-Marie Morgan
    • Blanco County & Fair Oaks Ranch---“File for Life” Program (On-Going---Key Leader: Sandy Switzer
    • Champion High School Interact (On-Going)---Key Leader: Lisa Dunne
    • Received District Funding for 3 Projects ($7,500)
    • Received Club Foundation Funding for 10 Projects (over $20,000—several pending approval)
  • Membership---one new Member (Tracy Barr) and two (CJ Stratte & Frank Dubuisson) ready for Induction and six are in conversation
  • On-Going Planning for Blanco Satellite Golf Tournament (1 April/Vaaler Creek)
  • As of 10.14.2018, our Club has registered more than 2100 Volunteer Service Hours in Projects and Community Services----since 1 July 2018
So, allow me to simply say once again---Thank you…Gracias….Danke Schoen. Please know that I’m acutely aware that although we lift up Key Leaders, there are so many of you, who jump in there as needed, to support each other, and take care of what’s such a privilege in Serving Others Above Self.
I must say, rain or shine…we have a good time, build lasting relationships and touch the lives of others.

Joe Garcia      
President 2018-19
The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch
Please put on your Calendars:
  • Morgan's Wonderland
    • 31 Oct--Halloween Evening
  • Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar
    • 20 October @ Spring Creek United Methodist Church
    • 28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd, FOR
  • Veterans' Program
    • Celebration during our Club Meeting= 14 Nov @ FOR
  • Veterans' Program Celebration
    • During our Satellite Meeting= 19 Nov.