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Member Birthdays:
  • Bill Biggadike
    September 6
  • Marcie Rodriguez
    September 6
  • Craig Wilson
    September 9
  • Eric Pipkin
    September 15
  • John Dierksen
    September 15
  • Usiosefe Aimiuwu
    September 15
  • Frank Arredondo
    September 17
  • Heidi Aleman
    September 21
  • Jeanette Boscamp
    September 21
  • Lindsay Haas
    September 24
  • Gretchen Pruett
    September 25
Join Date:
  • Bill Biggadike
    September 1, 1991
    31 years
  • Mike Dietert
    September 1, 1975
    47 years
  • J.Boyd Vaughan
    September 5, 2018
    4 years
  • Charlie Felts
    September 6, 2017
    5 years
  • Jim Wissmiller
    September 15, 2010
    12 years
  • Drew Traeger
    September 18, 2019
    3 years
  • Jason Chesser
    September 19, 2012
    10 years
  • J. Ed Guillen
    September 20, 2017
    5 years
  • Randy Rodgers
    September 22, 2021
    1 year
  • Judy Kovacs-Long
    September 26, 2008
    14 years
  • Donna Dishman
    September 27, 2017
    5 years
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January 2022
Service Above Self Event Sponsors
Four-Way Test Event Sponsors
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. 
Member Spotlight
Alex Ozuna
Alex was born in George West, Texas, but was raised in Alice, TX. He graduated from high school and joined the Navy, serving as an interpreter while in Spain and Italy. After the Navy, he relocated to Houston where he attended the University of Houston. In 1965 he joined Gulf Oil which later became Chevron. In 1979, he was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife Stephanie stayed there until they got transferred to Concord, CA in 1985. While he was there, he represented Chevron in the community. He got heavily involved in the Chamber of Commerce and became Chairman in 1992. He then focused his energy to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and was Chairman for seven consecutive years. He also served as Commissioner for the City of Concord and while the support was there, he opted not to run for political office. He was also a founding member of the County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 
He and his wife retired from Chevron in 2001. In 2002 he and several other partners, along with a talented winemaker, started a new winery. At the beginning they were doing most of the work until the winery made enough money to hire help. For fourteen years they produced award winning red wines. They opted to sell rather than expand.
In 2002 he joined Rotary and got involved in community projects until he was approached to do an international project. The project consisted of driving a minibus to Zocalo to transport handicapped people to medical appointments. It took six days to deliver the bus. When they arrived there, they realized the tremendous need for help in the community. The Rotary club there was three years old and was struggling to get things accomplished. They only had six members and the district was threatening to pull their charter. The California club started mentoring them and helping them with projects that benefitted the community. Within three years, they were the envy of the district having just completed a global grant for 1,400 wheelchairs. Since then, our clubs have been by their side as good partners should, providing humanitarian projects to the community. 
Alex and Stephanie have been happily married for 43 years and together have five grown kids, eight grandkids which includes a set of triplets, six great grandkids, and one great-great granddaughter. 
As a Rotarian, Alex believes very strongly in the Four-Way Test. His message to his fellow Rotarians is "The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more work well done". 
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.
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The detection of poliovirus, and even cases of polio, in places where it hasn’t been found for years has demonstrated once again that eradicating a human disease isn’t easy, especially in the final stages.In recent months, an unvaccinated man in the United States was paralyzed. In the

Rotary members in Poland provide a safe home for Ukrainian refugees

In March, shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, refugees began arriving at a home in Wojciechów, a town about 20 miles from the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.