100 Years of Service to Harlingen! 1923-2023
Rotary Club of Harlingen News Bulletin
President's Message
Joseph Albury
"Seriously, stop giggling, the entire church is looking at us. I'm going to dig my nails into your leg.  Please stop." - My mother, Colleen Albury,  Christmas Service, 1999
  Good Morning Harlingen Rotary!  I hope your weekend was a great one in spite of the rains.  Last week we were so fortunate to have HCISD present to our club on the growth of Blended Learning in our schools.  Thanks to Dr. Hruska, Dr. Noyola, and all the officials who took the time to keep our community informed about the successes of our future leaders. 
  Thank you to all the Rotarians who showed up for our Highway Trash Pick-up on Saturday morning.  Thanks to the 27 cadets from Marine Military Academy, we finished our two mile stretch in less than two hours!  That may be a new record.
This week we have local author and humorist Marge Fados speaking to the club about the importance of laughter with regards to a healthy life.  She has presented to other clubs in the area and all agreed it was a great, fun presentation.  
Our drive to support the Harlingen Humane Society is ongoing.  Thank you to all those who have contributed and donated!  Any contributions of dog and cat food, or monetary donations would be appreciated!  We will go as a group after our meeting on Friday to give our donations.  Please bring your items to this week's meeting so we can take them, or contact Sumer Knight (512) 808-3776 to make arrangements.
Also, in a bit of sad news, our longtime Rotarian and friend, Mr. Juan Salas passed away over the weekend.  Juan and his wife Connie have been longtime supporters of all things Harlingen and he leaves a legacy of service that we call all aspire to reach.  Godspeed Juan, our thoughts and prayers are with Connie and the entire Salas family during this time.
HCISD Blended Learning
Thank you to Dr. Jessica Hruska, Superintendent Dr. Alicia Noyola, and Bonham Principal Jaymie Galan of Harlingen CISD for their excellent presentation on Blended Learning to our Club on September 16th.  Dr. Hruska gave us a breakdown of what Blended Learning is, Principal Galan gave specific examples of its' practice, and Dr. Noyola informed us about the future usage of the technique in our schools.  Thanks to all the HCISD officials who shared their time!
Homeland Security Investigations
Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations, Jesse R. Garza, was our guest presenter this week. He talked to us about the dangers of the internet geared towards children and how to protect and prevent them. If you witness suspicious activity,you can contact CyberTipline.org #RotaryClubOfHarlingen #projectguardian #PeopleOfAction #ServiceAboveSelf
New Member Applications
Ramon Mendoza - Harlingen Nursing and Rehab Center
Dr. Bonnie Delarosa Villarreal - Dentist and Owner, Rio Vista Dentistry 
Walter Parce - (Transfer from another Club)
Linda Cuellar - Modern Woodmen
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jennifer Allen
September 1
Julie Ezell Perez
September 7
Joseph Labeau
September 9
Orlando Trevino
September 19
Bill Peacock
September 23
Linda Hagins
September 24
Adrian Garcia
September 28
John Topp
October 2
Victor Leal
October 4
Wayne Lowry
October 4
Benjamin Clinton
October 5
Eddie Bartnesky
October 6
Maru De La Paz
October 12
Stephanie Sokolosky
October 23
Steve Gerber
October 31
Join Date
Jennifer Allen
September 1, 2021
1 year
Donna Bonner
September 4, 1992
30 years
Benjamin Whitman
September 14, 2021
1 year
Orlando Trevino
September 14, 2021
1 year
Marsha Gramley
September 16, 2005
17 years
Ricky Leal
September 16, 2005
17 years
Bob Salmeron
October 5, 1984
38 years
Linda Hagins
October 7, 2013
9 years
David Heffernan
October 25, 1991
31 years
Adrian Garcia
October 27, 2020
2 years
David Luna
October 27, 2020
2 years
Sep 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Laughter's Connection to Wellness
Sep 29, 2022 5:30 PM
Oct 21, 2022 11:30 AM
District 5930
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Upcoming Events
Laguna Atascosa Trash clean up
Sep 24, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5930 - Lower RGV District Assembly
Los Fresnos United High School
Oct 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
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Officers & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Benjamin Whitman
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Shane Strubhart
Fund Raising
Club Administration
Kristin Luckey
Service Projects
Sumer Knight
Youth/New Generations
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Club Dues
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Contact Joel Vincent with questions.
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