Pat: We build family and show love through sports . . .


Rotarian Clay was our Rotar-ian of the Week last Friday at the Saltgrass. He brought his lovely wife Carol and confessed that he’s been doing dentistry here since 1980. Clay did something else. He told us about how a marine on Saipan died saving his father’s life, so that he could be born. Most of us don’t know sacrifice as well as that. But some people are saints without really knowing it. They help others in many dif-ferent ways—sometimes simply by sharing their own experiences.

Clay’s program was Pat and Kim Ford, Area Directors of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Pat told us about how the FCA got started in 1954 in Estes Park, Colorado. Kids that camped to-gether and competed together grew together. They study the Bible together. They help each other. They Hud-dle together. They promote the core values of Integrity, Team-work, and Service.

Many kids nowadays grow up with only one parent, and some not even with that. Often a coach turns out to be a parent figure when the actual parent can’t or won’t be. And here come the val-ues that help that child become a greater person. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has grown enough now to be present in forty-seven countries. Pat graduated from Hardin- Simmons University, and has been ministering the FCA for 23 years. Some big names in sports helped the FCA grow: Tom Landry, Tom Os-borne, Branch Rickey, and Bob Will, to name a few. They got a VISION, and led those who worked with them into a better life. Pat also mentioned an author named John Gordon, whose book The Car-penter has helped him create and sense that vision. "Go to the flagpole and pray." The Fords lead a five-county group and we’re just getting started.

We were also visited by Chandler Brown, who will be joining our Club. He has an agenda, and will let us know about it as our friendship grows.

Notes and Quotes

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. Robert Benchley

Quoting: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another. Ambrose Bierce

The wise make proverbs and fools repeat them. Isaac Disraeli

quote others only the better to express myself. Michel de Montaigne

Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come. W. I. E. Gates

Executives & Directors
December 16, 2016
Whizdom takes many forms...

Unemployment isn’t working.

I thank my lucky stars I never got involved in astrology.

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Always be sincere, even when you don’t mean it.

Is a guilty mind a faults alarm?

Can you imagine a world with-out hypothetical situations?

A sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind.

Make somebody happy. Mind your own business.

You’re never too old to learn something stupid.


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...

There’s nothing about teenage behavior that a bit of simple, logical reasoning won’t aggravate.

Women like quiet men because they think they’re listening.

Even though hippopotamuses have no stingers in their tails, it is preferable to be sat on by a bee.

Nothing spoils children worse than belonging to a neighbor.

We should all stop complaining about the weather before the government decides to run it.

Beware of those who say they’re on your side—so is appendicitis.

Don’t brag about your degrees; I have 98.6 myself.

For financial success a good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother.


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Officer Installation Banquet
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jul 20, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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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