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Brian: Dams can do a lot, and so can damns . . .

Friendly weather helped with attendance last Friday at the Salt-grass, and our Shawn was our Ro-tarian of the Week. He confessed to being an engineer, but no stand-ing ovations occurred. Then.

He also has two daughters and a grandchild, and those brought big smiles to all faces. Shawn’s good friend, Brian Olson, was his guest speaker. Brian is a Texas State grad who started the Premier Cuts business in this area, and who loves our river.

And that’s what he told us about. There’s a lot of dispute over whether or not to remove Cape’s Dam on the San Marcos River. This involves biologists with our University, city and county officials, state and federal people, etc. There are many issues involved. The river is loved by many, for various reasons. Some just love its looks and sounds. Some love its history, some because they had family associated with it and some because it makes them feel linked to the past when they swim, fish, or boat on it.

And our river is unique. It has our own wild rice and any number of waterborne creatures, some of whom are uniquely found here and nowhere else in the world. So we have local interests, state interests and federal interests in-volved. And there are disputes over what the water height and flow rates ought to be, where water-boarding ought to be allowed, where to allow access and where not, etc.

There are questions about which studies are consistent with other stud-ies, etc. Was this measurement done before or after a given approval was granted? How much money was allo-cated for this purpose and how much for that? Did somebody have a vested interest in this outcome or that one? How much money was involved? Etc.

All questions are not yet settled. There are those who want the dam re-moved, and whose who want it left as is, or even improved. Brian likes it as it is, with height added. With some fences removed in our parks.

Faye visited from Wednesday, Mi-chael George came, as did Nicholas.

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A few random thoughts...
 

Every socket in your house breaks a fire code.

You’ve totaled every car you’ve ever owned.

There are more than five McDonald’s bags in your car.

The Home Shopping operator recognizes your voice.

You’ve ever been kicked out of the zoo for harassing the monkeys.

The taillight covers are your car are made of red tape.

You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.

 

Penalty Box

Beginning on September 2, we are going to penalize anyone $1 who doesn’t wear their name tag at the meetings. This should help us to get to know each other, and be especially helpful to new members as our Club grows.


 
Wise Crackers...
 
The difference between death and taxes is that death never gets any worse.

All work and no pay makes a housewife.

A friend in need is a friend to avoid.

One thing about having multiple personalities—you never get lonesome.

Sticker shock used to be limited to automobiles, but now you can get it from a pair of sneakers.

Two can live as cheaply as one if one doesn’t eat.

No matter how high doctor bills get, they have postmortem bills beat by a mile.

A bachelor has to wash his own dishes, make his own bed, put out his own garbage, and then, a month or so later, he has to do it again.

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Paul Harris Fellows


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What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  
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Bob Flammang
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