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The Rotary Club of San Marcos held their weekly meeting and President Elect David Bandy presided. The group held a club assembly meeting instead of their regular scheduled speaker.

The Rotarians also welcomed Sandra Duran; she serves as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Kyle. She was a guest of Diane Riojas, current Mary Kay consultant and Texas Highway Trooper.

David Bandy worked with the group to set a game plan for the upcoming year. The discussions focused on club administration which included discussion on attendance, fellowship, and their current website.  They also talked about recruitment of new members and retention of current members and upcoming goals for service projects in the San Marcos area. The Rotary Club of San Marcos wants to focus on a possible placement and counseling center for San Marcos High School students in the vocational arena.

The group also discussed a reading program for local San Marcos elementary students that could be multi-generational and also work with area county health departments.

The Rotarians made several contributions to San Marcos this year by giving out over $28,000 in scholarships, these funds were made available by a successful gala and other outreach programs.  Wendell Hethcock, who oversees the scholarship program, looks to increase the amount of scholarships given in the upcoming year.

Also the club noted that they will not meet on Wednesday, June 25th at noon as normal but will hold their meeting at 6:30 p.m. instead.

The Rotarians also featured one of their own this week with Rev. April Coldsmith receiving honors as Rotarian of the Week. Coldsmith and her husband Dr. Brit Bousman have two children. Coldsmith is currently the Chaplain for Vista Care Hospice.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1986. She is currently finishing her second book, a novel. She said, “I love Rotary for the Fellowship and its mission to serve.”

Bandy closed the meeting by adding, ‘We block out time for our community that is what Rotarians do.”

From Staff Reports


Rotary member and Texas State Trooper Diane Rojas welcomes Sandra Duran the Director of Human Resources from the City of Kyle.

Bailey Barton talks to the group about their involvements worldwide.

Steve Searle from Ozona Bank is all smiles during the assembly meeting today.

Staff Photos

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