Matt: Ebola is bad, but we’re gaining on it . . .

Christmas was coming, yes, but we were pretty ready for it. That was three weeks ago at the Saltgrass. Most of us showed up, and some even brought guests!

It was Chris Baker’s turn as Rotarian of the Week, and he brought his brother Matt and his son Chuck. Chris told us about how his firm is expanding in Texas— they have about 80 fit-ness centers scattered about the state now, and it keeps him very, very busy. But he still loves us and we still love him. Can’t get any better than that. Chris’ brother Matt is an engineer who lives up in Round Rock. He is a Red Badge Rotarian, and he had had some experience with getting rid of toxic waste. So he told us about what’s been happening on the ebola front. First, he told us that we could do a lot for general health if we got rid of old tires. They can hold water that mosquitoes and other in-sects love. And that bacteria love, too.


Back in 2014, Thomas Duncan from Liberia visited Dallas. He didn’t know it at the time, but he carried ebola germs. Nurses, doc-tors, and a dog got infected. Two weeks later, Thomas died. Not all who get infected die, but many do. So it matters what we do with medical waste. Matt told us about firms that wanted nothing to do with ebola waste—not even renting trucks to whose who wanted to burn it or dispose of it in other ways. Meanwhile, those with it were quarantined while the stuff was studied and disposed of. Some of the Dallas stuff got shipped to Galveston for dis-posal. And we learned from our at-tempts to get it gone. Over 11,000 people have died from ebola poisoning, most of them in Af-rica near Liberia and just to the south of it. We now know that we can dis-pose of the waste in mostly normal ways. Experience taught us again. Wednesday Clubber David Lawrence visited, as did Michelle Hamilton and son Erin as Lisa’s guests.

Notes and Quotes

Billings’ Law: Live within your in-come, even if you have to borrow to do so. Josh Billings

Clopton’s Law: For every

credibility gap there is a gullibility fill. Richard Clopton

Coolidge’s Law: Anytime you don’t want anything, you get it. Calvin Coolidge

Executives & Directors
December 16, 2016
You might be a Redneck if...

You view the next family reunion as a chance to meet girls.

Your wife has a beer belly and you find it attractive.

Your front porch collapses and kills more than five dogs.

The main course at potluck dinners is roadkill.

You mow the front yard and find a car.

Your other truck is made by John Deere.

You think suspenders is a type of shirt.



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...

An Old-Timer is one who can remember when paying on time meant being punctual.

I never forget a favor . . . especially when I do it.

It isn’t whether you win or lose . . . it’s how much.

Intelligence tests only prove how smart you would have been not to take them.

Rock groups can afford those electronic gizmos because of what they save on music lessons.

The quickest way to find a missing right glove is to throw away the left.

Frequent naps will keep you from getting old—especially if taken when you’re driving on a freeway.

Whyizit people park their cars on driveways and drive their cars on parkways?


Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Paul Harris Fellows

Shaw Ash, IG Ben Duncan Don Moore
Chris Baker Bob Flammang Clay Sullivan
Bob Blagg Bill Fly Alisa Teegardin
Lisa Brown Diane Laumer (H) Phil Wilbur (H)
Ron Brown Deanna Lalich (H) Scott Yarbrough
Jerry Bullock Jerrold McMillan  
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.  
Bulletin Editor
Bob Flammang
Service Above Self