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Member Birthdays:
  • Bonnie McGlothlin
    March 2
  • Rick Kiesling
    March 4
  • Jim Wissmiller
    March 10
  • Haley Furlough
    March 11
  • Linda Haugh
    March 13
  • Joe Castilleja
    March 18
  • Ami Feller
    March 22
  • J. Ed Guillen
    March 27
Join Date:
  • Kent Fischer
    March 1, 1983
    40 years
  • Dani Hensley
    March 3, 2021
    2 years
  • Doreen Fisher
    March 3, 2021
    2 years
  • Kevin Carroll
    March 5, 2014
    9 years
  • Cooper Henk
    March 9, 2016
    7 years
  • Julie Rivas
    March 9, 2022
    1 year
  • Marcus Ethridge
    March 9, 2016
    7 years
  • Lisa Hood
    March 14, 2018
    5 years
  • Chris Humphries
    March 19, 2014
    9 years
  • Alice Jewell
    March 24, 2017
    6 years
  • Mary Ann Carter
    March 29, 2000
    23 years
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January 2023
President's Message
Chris Humphries
The Rotary Club of New Braunfels is a group of professional men and women who are dedicated to “Service Above Self”. This talented group of people work hard to give back to their community, through community service projects, charitable contributions, scholarships, Rotary Foundation, and many other programs. Rotary is an international club that has like-minded professionals providing services to others in need. It is important for our club and many others to continue to change the world for better. As President, I am excited to work alongside these Rotarians to achieve our goals for 2022 and 2023. We will continue to live by our Four Way Test:
Of the things we think, say, or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
We meet every Wednesday from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Columbus Club Hall on Landa St. 
Charitable Contributions 2022-2023
April – July 2022
  • Communities in School of South Central Texas – $3,000
  • Spell Africa International – $1,000
  • UDOSA World-Wide 2002 – $1,250
  • New Braunfels 24 Hour Club – $6,400
  • International Vision Project - Rotary Club of Zacoalco – $6,000
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Comal County – $1,000
  • STEPS – $2,000
  • RecoveryWerks – $4,000
  • Food For Kids Student Chapter – $2,500
  • International Partnership Ukraine Grant – $1,000
  • Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – $6,500
    August – December 2022
  • Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels – $10,000
  • New Braunfels Christian Ministries – $5,000
  • Project MEND – $2,500
  • Circle Arts Theatre – $7,500
  • Comal County Child Welfare Board – $2,000
  • Mision de Candelilla – $1,500
  • Hope Hospice – $10,000
  • Canine Classmates – $2,500
If your non-profit or charitable organization is interested in applying for a Rotary Charitable Contributions Grant, please click here.
Member Spotlight
Haley Furlough
Haley Furlough is a 7th and 8th generation New Braunfels native. As a child she was known for two things; always finding a way to be outside and always having a rescued animal to mend. She attended Texas A&M University where she originally intended to become a large animal veterinarian. While beginning her studies she was hired on as a student worker for the University’s Horse Center. It was there that she fell in love with a different side of the large animal industry and decided to switch to Animal Science and focus on large animal reproduction. Soon after this change she went to work for her department's senior lecturer and her husband, Dr. Martha, and Stephen Vogelsang, to assist on their private operation in Hearne, TX known as Birdsong Farms V4. During her time at Birdsong, she worked to learn skills in stallion/mare management, embryo collection/transfer, and foaling. She received her bachelor’s degree and remained with Birdsong until the end of summer 2018. It was during these years that she also met her husband Asheton Furlough, who now works as a distribution designer for M&S Engineering in Spring Branch.
In August 2018, Haley and Asheton relocated to Lufkin, TX to begin their individual careers. Although Haley enjoyed starting a life together in a new place, she found herself torn between her passion for animals and her newly established family business back home, The Chandelier of Gruene, a wedding and events venue. It wasn’t long before she was making that 5.5-hour drive nearly every weekend to assist her family. Within 8 months, Haley and Asheton knew that New Braunfels was calling them home. In February 2019 they married and by March they officially moved. Haley stepped away from her large animal career to run The Chandelier of Gruene full-time alongside her mom and sister, Myra Zunker and Chelsea Owens. If you ask Haley, she’ll tell you moving back to New Braunfels was the best decision they ever made. Not only are they with family but they also have since welcomed two beautiful children to raise in the community: Brazos who’s now two-years-old and Adalee who’s three-months-old.
Haley is ecstatic to see what their family’s dream has become. They have been fortunate enough to host on average 150+ events per year ranging from weddings, corporate, non-profits, school district related events, and more. As if the family business and two kids under two hasn’t kept her busy enough, she is also actively building an online business assisting clients seeking lifestyle changes through the products they use. Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Haley hopes to one day find herself back in the large animal industry as well. Since returning to New Braunfels, she’s enjoyed getting involved in her community through Rotary and the Sophienburg Verein as well as participating in other non-profit events such as Wurstfest, CASA and Tablescapes by The Braunfels Foundation Trust. She also hopes to be a part of Leadership New Braunfels in the future. Haley’s favorite drink is a spicy Mexican Martini or Whiskey Sour, depending on the day of the week.
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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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.
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