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November 2022
2022-2023 Officers and Directors
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President Elect
President-Elect Nominee
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Charitable Contributions
Youth Services
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Sharon Staats
    November 1
  • Chaz Gallagher
    November 3
  • Huntor Borland
    November 3
  • Lilia Marek
    November 3
  • Chris Sitton
    November 11
  • Nate Raschke
    November 13
  • Bruce Howard
    November 17
  • John Bedgood
    November 17
  • John Manthey
    November 20
  • Joyce Yannuzzi
    November 23
Join Date:
  • Arlon Hermes
    November 1, 1986
    36 years
  • Carter Casteel
    November 1, 1989
    33 years
  • Jim Poage
    November 1, 2004
    18 years
  • William/Bill Lee
    November 1, 1969
    53 years
  • Frank Pereira
    November 2, 2016
    6 years
  • D. Lee Edwards
    November 5, 1997
    25 years
  • Haley Furlough
    November 10, 2021
    1 year
  • Stewart Clark
    November 11, 2015
    7 years
  • Kevin Johnson
    November 17, 2021
    1 year
  • Don Miller
    November 19, 2003
    19 years
  • Joyce Yannuzzi
    November 19, 2014
    8 years
  • Robert Belsjoe
    November 19, 2014
    8 years
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November 2022
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 – $3,000.00            
  • Spell Africa International – $1,000.00            
  • UDOSA World-Wide 2002 – $1,250.00            
  • New Braunfels 24 Hour Club – $6,400.00            
  • International Vision Project Rotary Club of Zacoalco – $6,000.00 
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Comal County – $1,000.00            
  • STEPS – $2,000.00            
  • RecoveryWerks – $4,000.00            
  • Food For Kids Student Chapter – $2,500.00            
  • International Partnership Ukraine Grant – $1,000.00            
  • Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – $6,500.00 
If your non-profit organization is interested in applying for a Charitable Contribution Grant, click here.
Member Spotlight
Skip Wrape
I am George H. Wrape, but I go by Skip because I was a junior and I worked for my father and he worked for me. I was born in St. Louis, MO and raised there and in Cape Girardeau, MO. I graduated from Regis College in Denver, CO. I worked in meat packing and specialty chemicals before starting my first company in 1986 in Tyler, Texas. The company, Animal Technologies, Inc. is still going.
I joined my first Rotary Club in Tyler in 1993. Rotary has been an important part of my life. I have been very fortunate, and I consider Rotary my way to give back. I am a three-time Paul Harris recipient (been trying to be four for years), and a benefactor. I was President of the Rotary Club of Summit County, Colorado in 2003-2004. In Summit County I became close to our exchange student from Brazil, Guilherme Esteves. He is now a business associate in all my business in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. I joined the Cape Girardeau West Rotary Club in 2005. I was International Director in the club and left Assistant District Governor for four clubs in district 6060.
I have experienced YaYa moments in my foreign travel and international projects. In 2000 The Rotary Club of Summit County, CO., joined with The Rotary Club of Limon, Costa Rica and built a school in Sixaola, Costa Rica for the Bribri Indians. Two years later we joined with the same Rotary Club in the poorest province of Costa Rica to give away 250 wheelchairs. It was quite a moving experience. In 2009 I was looking for a new international project for my new club, Cape West. I was encouraged to go to Haiti, where I basically was set up to start a school in Thomassique, Haiti where the kids were going to a school under trees. The Rotary Club helped and did what they could, but we ended up starting a not-for-profit organization, OPTE, Out of Poverty thru Education, which is still valid.
The school in Haiti has over 350 students and kids have progressed passed 7th grade. The school only accepts orphans and kids of parents that cannot afford regular schools. It has been given awards in excellence and cleanliness. It is currently being supported by a group out of Springfield, MO headed by Larry O’Reilly of O’Reilly Auto Parts.
I have had a second home in New Braunfels since 2015. It was time to come here full time in June. My wife of 25 years, Colette, originally from Costa Rica, four daughters and four grandchildren, one daughter in Wimberly, one in Gonzales, one recently graduated from Mizzou, living with us here, and the youngest is a freshman at Texas A&M University.
My hobbies are swimming, sailing, and skiing, but can’t do the later much anymore.  
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
Attending a meeting requires an invitation from an existing member. Visiting Rotarians and/or current Rotarians considering joining Rotary Club of New Braunfels should contact the President-Elect Nominee.
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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.
Jim Wesson, New Braunfels Christian Ministries
Nov 30, 2022
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