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LTC Amanda Harrington – Army Futures Command (AFC)

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Ann Graham At the July 2nd meeting of the Rotary Club of Austin, President Bill Davies called to order our first meeting of the new 2019-2020 Rotary year! Past President Barry Curlee led the pledges and Past President Pete Meeker gave the invocation. Pauline Gubbels led us in the Four Way Test. Nick […]

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Changing of the Guard—”Roast” of President Julie Benkoski

Posted by on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Russell Gallahan President Julie called the final meeting of 2018-2019 to order. Jessica Diaz led the pledges and Josue Limon gave our invocation of the day. Jackie Sinex led us in saying the Four Way Test. Heather Toolin cheerfully greeted each member and guest as they arrived and Carl Noble introduced our guests and […]

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Andy Loughnane—President, Austin FC (Soccer)

Posted by on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Reggie Nisbett Spring has suddenly and punishingly turned to summer with the temperature and humidity headed to triple digits, as the members began to gather for today’s meeting. It wasn’t long before the room was full of sunshine and fellowship as well over 100 members and guests came to their feet at the […]

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James L. Haley — Service Above Self in Texas History

Posted by on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Bobby Brown Greetings!  This is Bobby Brown your June 11, 2019 reporter.  Today is a magnificent day to be a Rotarian!  Seventy-five years ago great Americans were paying the price for our freedom.  Seventy-five years ago today, five days after D-Day, marked the Battle of Normandy. Rotarians were well represented throughout the American forces; […]

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Paul Bielamowicz — Capitol Complex/Texas Mall (Downtown Austin)

Posted by on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Brad Wiewel President Julia called the meeting to order. Sergeant-at-Arms, Jon Yates led the pledges and Past President Gaines Bagby gave our invocation of the day. Bob LeBlanc led us in saying the Four Way Test. Karen Collins greeted each member and guest as they arrived and Gary Gerstenhaber introduced our guests and visitors. […]

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Jonathan Coon — 1-800 Contacts

Posted by on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Phil Thoden President Julia called the of the Rotary Club of Austin (RCA) to order precisely at noon.  After we recited our Vision Statement, Mary Reynolds led the pledges, Girish Altekar gave our invocation of the day, and Mary Reynolds came back up to lead us in saying the Four Way Test.  Caroline Valentine and her […]

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Bill Hays and Derek Tinker — Switch Energy Alliance

Posted by on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Ray Kang President Julie called the meeting to order. Arnold Garcia led the pledges and Frank Carmichael gave our invocation of the day. Alison Michels led us in the Four Way Test. Nick Hesselsweet greeted each member and guest as they arrived, and Carl Noble announced our guests and visitors at the podium. […]

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Karen Aston—Head Coach, University of Texas’ Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Girish Altekar President Julie called the meeting to order.  Jim Innes led the pledges and Carl Noble gave our invocation of the day.  Jon Yates led us in saying the Four Way Test.  Nick Hesselsweet greeted each member and guest as they arrived and Carl Noble stepped back up to the podium to introduce our guests […]

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Kimberly Gdula — RCA’s Scholarship Awards Program

Posted by on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Ann Marie Ellis President Julia Benkoski called the meeting to order at noon.  Michael Abelson led the pledges and Caroline Valentine gave the invocation.  Nick Hesselsweet led us in reciting the “FOUR WAY TEST.”  David Palmer and Gary Gerstenhaber were greeters.  Dr. Russell Gana, our host, introduced today’s guests. Tom Anderson presented our 2019-20 Global Grant Scholarship Recipient, […]

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Andres Alcantar — COO, Texas Association of Business (TAB)

Posted by on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Andy Swanson President Julie called the meeting to order and led our saying of our Vision Statement.  Grant Sparks led the pledges and Leslie Bagby gave our invocation of the day.  Gary Gerstenhaber led us in saying the Four Way Test. Alison Michels greeted each member and guest as they arrived and Caroline Valentine introduced […]

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