This week in history
LOTS of spring events - participate in what you would like.
DIPG Bowling Event at Palace Lanes
West U Rotary Happenings for the week of March 6, 2016 ….
This week in history has some interesting events:
  • 140 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
  • 117 years ago Bayer patents aspirin
  • 113 years go Lawrence Welk was born
  • 66 years ago the VW bug went into production
  • 10 years ago George Burns passes away at age 100
  • Nothing exciting happened this week in Rotary
Last week our guest was Mary Green, Director of the Hay Center, showed how they are empowering foster youth to become successful and productive adults.  It is very interesting to learn the dynamics regarding foster families and the foster youth. The Hay Center is working to improve the lives of these youth by preparing them life after Foster families.
This week, we have a very special guest with a very special presentation. Have you ever heard of Camino de Santiago? Since the 9th century, individuals have participated in this annual 500 mile Pilgrimage. This week our guest is Sally McCandless – better half of Stan. Come on out and hear her amazing story of her trek on the Camino de Santiago. We are certain to hear an amazing story about an amazing journey.  
We have several events and activities coming up in the next few weeks. Here is a brief list of the upcoming activities:
  • It is baseball season and with baseball comes the Challenger League dugout duties. Games are April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30 and May 7th. Come join us in the dugout or in the stands to cheer the kids on. 
  • March 8th – Monthly Club Board meeting
  • March 12thStrike Out DIPG Bowl-a-thon tournament at Palace Lanes. Several teams are participating. See Paul Cornett for details.   
  • March 15thVeterans Care Packages at Sheltering Arms (we will be collecting toiletry supplies each Thursday leading up to the packing event). See Craig Friou or Chad Spencer for details.
  • April 12th – West U Senior Services Breakfast. Please see Judy Faulkner for details.  
  • April 18th – our annual golf tournament at River Bend Country Club benefiting the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC).
  • April 28th – May 1st – Rotary 5890 District Conference in Galveston.  Book soon as rooms are selling out.
Words of “wisdom” to think about this week:
  • Two silkworms participated in a race. They ended in a tie.
  • What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman? … Frostbite.
On that note, enjoy the weather and have a great week. Peace!
Greg Faldyn
West U Rotary Prez