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2022-2023 Officers and Directors
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Member Birthdays:
  • Jimmy Heinbaugh
    January 1
  • Norma Castilla-Blackwell
    January 1
  • Sonya Vickery
    January 3
  • Horacio Lucero
    January 11
  • Tim Blazi
    January 14
  • Fred Willard
    January 17
  • Travis Taylor
    January 19
  • Doreen Fisher
    January 21
  • Michael Meek
    January 22
  • Lorin Gregory
    January 23
  • Tyler Compton
    January 25
  • Jason Chesser
    January 30
  • John Rucker
    January 30
  • Doug Schroeder
    January 31
Join Date:
  • Marcie Griffin
    January 4, 2017
    6 years
  • Craig Wilson
    January 5, 2022
    1 year
  • Donald Bedford
    January 11, 1978
    45 years
  • Daniel Gallagher
    January 12, 2022
    1 year
  • Usiosefe Aimiuwu
    January 13, 2021
    2 years
  • Huntor Borland
    January 14, 2009
    14 years
  • Bruce Howard
    January 17, 2018
    5 years
  • Lou Ann Wallis
    January 17, 2018
    5 years
  • Sharon Staats
    January 17, 2007
    16 years
  • Richard Robbins
    January 18, 2017
    6 years
  • Travis Taylor
    January 18, 2012
    11 years
  • John Howe
    January 21, 2015
    8 years
  • Neice Bell
    January 30, 2019
    4 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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  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
If your non-profit or charitable organization is interested in applying for a Rotary Charitable Contributions Grant, click here.
Member Spotlight
Morrigan Land
 
Morrigan Land was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas. Her parents are Gordan Land and Cheryl Casteel Boldt. She attended New Braunfels high school where she played on the volleyball team and went to the state playoffs for volleyball. Morgan graduated early from Texas A&M University with honors. She then went to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill.
 
After realizing D.C. just wasn’t Texas, she came home to pursue a legal career at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Her grandmother, Carter Casteel, an accomplished politician and attorney, who inspired her to pursue a law degree.
 
During her time at St. Mary’s, Morgan was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, selected for induction into the National Order of Barristers for demonstrating exceptional oral and written advocacy skills, awarded the Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, and led the National Trial Team as Co-Captain. Morrigan earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law, graduating with honors. Since graduating, Morrigan has been admitted to practice in three federal courts and now currently works at the family law firm, Casteel & Casteel P.L.L.C.
 
Outside of the office, Morgan enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball, and relaxing at local breweries. She is guided by her philosophy to love God and love others through service by volunteering her time to local organizations, her favorite being Rotary. Since becoming a Rotarian in 2022 (thanks to Joe Castilleja) Morrigan has fulfilled her dreams of learning how to cook (Potato Pancakes and sausage) at the Wurstfest Booth. Morrigan currently serves on the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival Committee. Morrigan looks forward to acquiring the tenure of Fred and Cathy and getting even more involved in Rotary.
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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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.
Speakers/Programs
Joe Chebun
Feb 01, 2023
Hiking and Mountain Climbing Around the Globe
Alex Ozuna
Feb 08, 2023
Club Vision Project – Zacoalco, Jalisco, Mexico
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of New Braunfels
P.O. Box 310587
New Braunfels, TX  78131 USA
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