Brazosport Rotary
 
Chartered 1953

Volume 68 Issue 2

Words from Wes

 

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Dear friends,
 
It has been said that a budget is the clearest indication of a person’s…or organization’s…priorities.
Last week, I sat down with several of our board members to start the process of developing our 2021-2022 budget.


Every line of expense represents a tool we use to ensure our club is effective, vibrant and relevant. Every line of income represents hope for the good we can do with it.


We carried with us into the room the legacies of previous boards. Fortunately for us, that meant we were not starting with a blank page. We were also lucky that some of the people in the room had the experience from past years to answer the questions of those of us less familiar with our club’s past successes and struggles. I appreciate everyone who offered their time and perspective.


In the end a budget is merely a roadmap. If the previous year has taught us anything, it is to think creatively and dare to do the things we never dared to do before. I know that we all want to increase our membership and, in doing so, make our club more representative of the community we serve. If we are to stay relevant in our community, we must engage in meaningful ways with the values and priorities of segments of our community we have not consistently reached. It is good to reassess our budget periodically through the year to make sure that we not only remain good stewards of the funds we receive, but also that we are using those funds to reach our goals.


On August 3, we will move back into the Lake Jackson Civic Center. At that meeting, I plan to roll out the budget and the corresponding vision for our club, based on the survey many of you participated in during a recent meeting. We will also use that time to populate the many committees that support Brazosport Rotary’s mission.  In the meantime, I welcome your ideas, insights and, most of all, priorities for our club.


See you on Tuesday at noon at Wurst Haus! This is our last meeting there, at least for a while. So, please remember to be generous with the restaurant staff who have taken good care of us over the past year.

Yours in Rotary,

Wes

Mark Your Calendars!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR 5 CLUB MEETING ON JULY 29: July 26 at 5:00 PM
Help us welcome DG Michelle Bohreer by registering to attend the 5 Club meeting at Dido's on the evening of July 29, 2021. Click on the button below to register. Buffet menu and price TBA soon! (Probably around $28 per person, gratuity included.) Members bringing a companion will need to register their guest, too.
Brazosport Rotary
Board & Foundation Board Meeting: 
July 29 at 11:45 AM at Wurst Haus
Meetings to return to the Lake Jackson Civic Center on August 3!
60th Annual
Brazosport Rotary Shrimp Boil and Fish Fry scheduled for
January 22, 2022
Don't Forget!
August is MEMBERSHIP MONTH!
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Club Giving Report July 2021 - Lucy Pendon
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Brazosport
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Wurst Haus
102 This Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
United States of America
We will resume meeting at Lake Jackson Civic Center on August 3. Meetings will also be broadcast via Zoom for the time being. Click link below to join online (Password 5890).
Speakers
Jul 20, 2021 12:00 AM
Veterans Support
Jul 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Meet at Dido's Seafood Restaurant on July 29
Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Club goals, budget presentation, committee sign-up
Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Shrimp Boil and Fish Fry Kick-off
Aug 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Update on the County
Aug 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Update with True to Life Ministries
Aug 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Demonstrations and activities from Crocodile Encounter
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Upcoming Events
Brazosport Rotary Board and Foundation Board
Wurst Haus
Jul 29, 2021
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
 
5 Club Meeting with DG Michelle Bohreer
Dido's Seafood Restaurant
Jul 29, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dora Bonner
July 5
 
Preston Phillips
July 17
 
Wes Copeland
July 17
 
Michael Coburn
July 23
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jake Fuchs
July 3
 
Jim Hill
July 14
 
Anniversaries
Diane Glenn
Mike Glenn
July 13
 
David Thomas
Sarah Thomas
July 19
 
Sonny Miles
Linda Miles
July 27
 
Join Date
Dr. Perry Mueller
July 1, 1991
30 years
 
Matthew Edquist
July 1, 1989
32 years
 
Hal Hrncir
July 3, 1978
43 years
 
Fred Ortiz
July 7, 2015
6 years
 
Brendan Kimbrough
July 11, 2017
4 years
 
Preston Phillips
July 11, 2017
4 years
 
Rick Hardoin
July 11, 2017
4 years
 
Bill Biggs
July 22, 2006
15 years
 
Tabitha Walles
July 23, 2013
8 years
 
Russell Hampton
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