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2023-2024 Officers and Directors
President
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President-Elect Nominee
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Public Image Chair
Career Technical Education
Charitable Contributions
Community Service
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Member Birthdays:
  • Julie Rivas
    July 1
  • Matt Kyle
    July 6
  • Austin Milam
    July 9
  • Trey Palreiro
    July 9
  • Beverly Davidek
    July 11
  • Russel Gribble
    July 15
  • Jonathan Packer
    July 16
  • Jonathan Haag
    July 17
  • Ron Reaves
    July 18
  • Mike Dietert
    July 20
  • Cooper Henk
    July 21
  • Helgard Suhr-Hollis
    July 28
Join Date:
  • Avery Austin
    July 1, 2021
    3 years
  • Britt Etheredge
    July 11, 2006
    18 years
  • Mark Hankins
    July 11, 2007
    17 years
  • Jacob Yaklin
    July 14, 2021
    3 years
  • Barron Casteel
    July 15, 1998
    26 years
  • Dirk Davidek
    July 18, 2018
    6 years
  • Max Harford
    July 19, 2017
    7 years
  • Tracey Norris
    July 20, 2011
    13 years
  • Alex Ozuna
    July 25, 2002
    22 years
  • Tyler Compton
    July 25, 2018
    6 years
  • Al Borchelt
    July 26, 2017
    7 years
  • Beverly Davidek
    July 26, 2023
    1 year
  • Megan Sparks
    July 26, 2023
    1 year
  • Ron Richardson
    July 26, 2023
    1 year
  • Felicia James
    July 29, 2015
    9 years
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President's Message 2024-2025
 
Lindsay Haas
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of New Braunfels!
 
This year, as we embrace the theme "The Magic of Rotary," I am filled with gratitude for being part of such an active and impactful club. Our collective efforts have made a significant difference in our community, and it’s truly inspiring to witness the dedication and passion each member brings.
 
We have accomplished so much together, from our successful fundraising events to our community service projects that have touched many lives. Looking ahead, I am excited about the plans we have in store and confident that we will continue to make a positive impact and build better relationships.
 
Thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm. It is because of each of you that the magic of Rotary continues to thrive. Let’s make this year another remarkable chapter in our club’s history.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Lindsay N. Haas
President, Rotary Club of New Braunfels
2024 Scholarship Recipients
Rotary Club of New Braunfels is excited to announce the recipients of our Scholarship Program for applicants from the Class of 2024.
 
These graduating seniors competed against 75+ 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 at a
4-year, 2-year, or Career & Technical Education (CTE) institution.
 
Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients:
 
2-YEAR DEGREE / CTE
Rylee Kanz
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Gemological Institute of America
Major: Jewelry Design and Technology/Graduate Gemologist
Award: $6,000 / $1,500 per semester  
 
2-YEAR DEGREE / CTE
Thomas Pavliska
Canyon High School
Attending: Western Welding Academy
Major: Certified Welder
Award: $6,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Daemyn Cortez
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Schreiner University
Major: Aviation
Award: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
4-YEAR DEGREE / UNIVERSITY
Erin Cantu
New Braunfels High School
Attending: Abilene Christian University
Major: Bio Medical Engineering
Minor: Spanish
Award: $12,000 / $1,500 per semester
 
Congratulations and thank you to Lauren Blythe Cox and the entire Scholarship Committee for all their hard work this past year reviewing applications and selecting our 2024 recipients.
Charitable Contribution Grants 2023-2024
April – July 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
     
August – November 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
  • Rotary Club of Savusavu, Fiji – $2,200
 
December 2023 – March 2024
 
  • New Braunfels 24 Hour Club – $5,000
  • New Braunfels Housing Partners – $5,000
  • Rock Haus Foundation – $5,000
  • New Braunfels Christian Ministries (NBCM) – $3,500
  • Canine Classmates – $3,500
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Comal County Inc. – $3,500
  • Seeds of Love Outreach – $3,500
  • New Braunfels Angels – $3,000
  • Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels – $3,000
  • Contractors Helping Kids – $3,000
  • Mid-Texas Symphony – $2,000
  • Heritage Society of New Braunfels – $2,000
  • Crisis Center of Comal County – $2,000
  • Room Redux – $2,000
 
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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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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