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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:
  • Kevin Carroll
    February 4
  • Sandy Payson
    February 4
  • Marcus Ethridge
    February 7
  • Mary Ann Carter
    February 7
  • Pam Stivers
    February 12
  • Matt Harrison
    February 19
Join Date:
  • John Dierksen
    February 1, 1974
    50 years
  • Betty Taylor
    February 3, 2016
    8 years
  • Justin Meadows
    February 6, 2008
    16 years
  • Lisa Fredrickson
    February 7, 2018
    6 years
  • Trey Palreiro
    February 12, 2020
    4 years
  • Collette Duck
    February 15, 2023
    1 year
  • Austin Jeffers
    February 17, 2021
    3 years
  • Bill Strickland
    February 19, 2020
    4 years
  • Jason Layh
    February 23, 2022
    2 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
2023 Scholarship Recipients
Rotary Club of New Braunfels is excited to announce the recipients of our Scholarship Program for applicants from the Class of 2023.
 
These graduating seniors competed against 50+ 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.
 
Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients:
 
2-YEAR DEGREE / VOCATIONAL
Cade Becker
Canyon High School
Dallas Christian College / Business & Welding
Total: $6,000 / $1,500 per semester  
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Celeste Gomez
New Braunfels High School
University of Miami / Accounting Finance
Total: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Michael Sangoy
Canyon High School
Texas State University / Computer Science
Total: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
And congratulations to Lauren Blythe Cox and the entire scholarship committee for all their hard work this past year in revamping our scholarship program, reviewing applications, and selecting our 2023 recipients.
Charitable Contributions 2023-2024
 
January – April 2023
 
  • Grandma's Stocking Guild – $1,500
  • Humane Society of New Braunfels – $2,500
  • Cry Cameroon USA (Harvest Children's Homes) – $3,000
  • New Braunfels Parks Foundation – $5,000
  • Kinetic Kids, Inc. – $5,000
  • CRRC of Canyon Lake – $5,000
  • Seeds of Love Outreach – $6,500
  • Service Dogs for Kids – $6,500
  • Rock Haus Foundation – $6,500
  • NB Housing Partners – $6,500
  • Comal County Family Violence Shelter – $10,000
     
May – August 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
     
September – December 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
  • FIJI Rotary – $2,200
 
Total Giving Since 2009
$673,480 ($538,978 local / $134,502 international)
 
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.
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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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