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2023-2024 Officers and Directors
President
Immediate Past President
President Elect
President-Elect Nominee
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Career Technical Education
Charitable Contributions
Community Service
International
Vice President
Membership
Public Image Chair
Youth Services
The Rotary Foundation
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stephanie Bascon
    June 7
  • Jacob Yaklin
    June 13
  • D. Lee Edwards
    June 15
  • Richard Robbins
    June 18
  • Trace Kreitz
    June 21
  • Marcie Griffin
    June 24
  • Jim Peck
    June 26
  • Alice Jewell
    June 27
Join Date:
  • Barry Williams
    June 1, 1987
    37 years
  • John Bedgood
    June 1, 1975
    49 years
  • Marian Benson
    June 1, 1989
    35 years
  • Mark Bernard
    June 1, 1996
    28 years
  • Stephanie Bascon
    June 5, 2002
    22 years
  • Pam Stivers
    June 12, 2014
    10 years
  • Lilia Marek
    June 24, 2009
    15 years
  • Ron Reaves
    June 30, 1997
    27 years
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President's Message
Steve Rodgers
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of New Braunfels! I am honored to serve as the 2023-2024 Club President and will work hard to continue this Club's long standing commitment to this community and to uphold Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self". Our Club has over 150 members who work tirelessly to serve this community and communities across the country and around the world through service projects, the Rotary Foundation, and charitable giving. The Rotary Club of New Braunfels also supports our youth through a very strong student exchange program, our scholarship program, and our top 10 students program. Our Club meets each Wednesday at noon at the Knight of Columbus Hall. I look forward to a great year and hope to see you at a Rotary meeting, a service project, or one of our fundraising events!
 
–Steve
2024 Scholarship Recipients
Rotary Club of New Braunfels is excited to announce the recipients of our Scholarship Program for applicants from the Class of 2024.
 
These graduating seniors competed against 75+ other students from the NBISD and CISD school districts for their chance at receiving a scholarship worth $1,500 for each semester of their education at a
4-year, 2-year, or Career & Technical Education (CTE) institution.
 
Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients:
 
2-YEAR DEGREE / CTE
Rylee Kanz
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Gemological Institute of America
Major: Jewelry Design and Technology/Graduate Gemologist
Award: $6,000 / $1,500 per semester  
 
2-YEAR DEGREE / CTE
Thomas Pavliska
Canyon High School
Attending: Western Welding Academy
Major: Certified Welder
Award: $6,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Daemyn Cortez
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Schreiner University
Major: Aviation
Award: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Erin Cantu
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Abilene Christian University
Major: Bio Medical Engineering
Minor: Spanish
Award: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
Congratulations and thank you to Lauren Blythe Cox and the entire Scholarship Committee for all their hard work this past year reviewing applications and selecting our 2024 recipients.
Charitable Contribution Grants FY 2023-2024
April – July 2023
 
  • Comal County Habitat for Humanity – $5,000
  • River City Advocacy & Counseling Center – $5,000
  • Kids Feeding Kids – $2,000
  • Recovery Werks! – $5,000
  • Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation – $5,000
  • New Braunfels Community Thanksgiving – $5,000
  • Rotary Club of Benin, West Africa – $1,000
  • School Paint Project, Zacoalco, Mexico – $5,000
  • Ukraine Children’s Refugee Camp – $1,800
     
August – November 2023
 
  • Project MEND – $3,000
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Texas – $3,000
  • Project Graduation – $1,500
  • CASA – $12,000
  • Any Baby Can – $3,000
  • Communities in Schools of South Texas – $3,000
  • Indigo Weavers Pik'Bil – $1,500
  • Rotary Club of Savusavu, Fiji – $2,200
 
December 2023 – March 2024
 
  • New Braunfels 24 Hour Club – $5,000
  • New Braunfels Housing Partners – $5,000
  • Rock Haus Foundation – $5,000
  • New Braunfels Christian Ministries (NBCM) – $3,500
  • Canine Classmates – $3,500
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Comal County Inc. – $3,500
  • Seeds of Love Outreach – $3,500
  • New Braunfels Angels – $3,000
  • Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels – $3,000
  • Contractors Helping Kids – $3,000
  • Mid-Texas Symphony – $2,000
  • Heritage Society of New Braunfels – $2,000
  • Crisis Center of Comal County – $2,000
  • Room Redux – $2,000
 
If your non-profit or charitable organization is interested in applying
for a Rotary Charitable Contributions Grant, please click here.
Rotary Club of New Braunfels
New Braunfels

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Columbus Hall
111 West Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
United States of America
If you are interested in joining Rotary Club of New Braunfels as a new member or would like to transfer from another club, please fill-out the Membership Inquiry Form located in the Become a Member section at the top right of this page.
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OBJECT OF ROTARY
 
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
 
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; 
     
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
     
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; 
     
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Featured Speakers & Programs
Jade Dimitri
Jun 19, 2024
CASA of Central Texas
Steve Rodgers
Jun 26, 2024
2023-2024 Club Awards and Recognitions
Steve Rodgers and Lindsay Haas
Jul 03, 2024
2024-2025 Board Installation
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New Braunfels, TX  78131 USA
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Rotary Club of New Braunfels Membership
Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.
 
Rotary Club of New Braunfels is very active in the community with members participating in dozens of services projects and two major charitable fundraisers each year.
 
If you are interested in serving your community by joining Rotary Club of New Braunfels, please fill-out our Inquiry Form and our Membership Chair will contact you. 
 
        
 
If you are a current member of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels and know of someone who would make a great Rotarian, please fill-out the Referral Form and the Membership Chair will contact you.
 
 
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