November 24, 2015
New Park Plaza Hotel Set to Open in Seguin
Rotarian and Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce President, Kendy Gravett hosted the Park Plaza Hotel Owner, Jenny Savage at today's meeting.
The new hotel which will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, December 2nd open and welcome to the entire community is a set to cater to a variety of events for Seguin. The hotel built in 1917 has been completely restored to its 1917 glory, but now offers modern amenities like central air and heat as well as private bathrooms in its 30 guest suites.
The hotel boasts 30 guest rooms, a ballroom, meeting room and chop house which will serve prime steaks and seafood. The hotel is now taking reservations for holiday parties and events as well as overnight accommodations. For more information about the Park Plaza hotel, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ParkPlazaHotelandChopHouse.
November 19, 2015
$10,000 Raffle Card Winner
Last night, we had a great time at our 26th Annual Raffle Fundraiser. Thanks to all of our sponsors, local businesses who donated items and to all the those who bought tickets to the event as well as participated in all the night's activities. We could not have done it without you, so thank you for your support.
The highlight of the evening was when we gave away $20,000 worth of Visa gift cards.
Check out our $10,000 winner, Kyle Jubela (r). Pictured is Rotarian, Bill Keller (l) who sold Kyle the ticket. Don't these two look happy?
All the money raised will be returned to the community in form of local scholarships and grants, awarded in the Spring of 2016. See you next year for the 27th Annual Raffle Fundraiser. Maybe this could be you!
November 17, 2015
Rotarian Robin Walker gave a wonderfully informative presentation on the history of Seguin and a local opera house. The building now owned by the Seguin Art League is going through a wonderful renovation to bring it back to its previous glory. With the help of volunteers and artisan members of the Seguin Art League, the group hopes to have the building restored to showcase all the local artists, their pieces as well as offer classes to the community.
November 10, 2015
Rotarismo in Mexico
Rotarian Mark Williams gave a wonderful and insightful presentation on his time as a businessman and Rotarian in Mexico.
From the states to Mexico and back again, he tells of his journey in business and fellowship in Rotary with friendships and cultural experiences lasting a lifetime.
Today he and his wife Linda still travel back to Mexico to spend time with his former Rotarians in Mexico, who he often times referred to as his family.
We thank Mark for sharing his story of Rotary and what it has meant to him during his life travels in business and fellowship.
November 3, 2015
We had a full house of Seguin ISD Pride! Seguin ISD Superintendent, Stetson Roane, Public Information Officer, Sean Hoffmann and Seguin ISD Director of Facilities and Construction, Carlos Alexander were in attendance to give an update on the progress of the Seguin High School project. Sean Hoffmann spoke to the club on the construction underway at the new Seguin High School.
The new high school was part of the 2013 Bond for $83.3 million which was passed by the voters to renovate, improve and construct a high school facility on the current Seguin High School site and fund technology enhancements at all elementary, middle school and other district facilities to enable 21st century learning environments. The new facility is slated to be open in the Fall of 2017 to welcome students into their new high school.
The new Seguin High School has been designed to accommodate 2500 students and will feature a new library and performing arts center with just under 900 seats.
Pictured with Mr. Roane, Mr. Hoffmann, and Mr. Alexander are the Seguin ISD Students of the Month who are invited to the Club’s meeting to be recognized for their hard work and treated to a complimentary lunch. Also in attendance with the students are Seguin High School Principal, Hector Esquivel and College & Career Counselor, Connie Donsbach.
November 3, 2015
Welcome New Member!
Seguin ISD Superintendent, Stetson Roane was
welcomed to the club by Membership Chair, Jim Price.
Sloane become Seguin ISD Superintendent in July
With a passion for serving children and young adults,
Roane has invested many hours inside and outside the
educational arena toward shaping the future of others
through his roles as a student, worker, mentor, teacher,
leader, business owner, school administrator and
friend. An experienced, innovative, collaborative
leader, he works well with staff, parents and the
community to give them a voice in the decision-making
process for the district.
Roane holds a proven record of increasing graduation
rates, closing the achievement gap, improving
educational outcomes for students, supporting and
raising staff effectiveness, ensuring that school
facilities, supplies and equipment meet or surpass
standards required for effective educational delivery,
and creating a cultural shift that emphasizes a positive, student-focused, results-oriented learning environment that influences the productive development of capable young people able to thrive in a 21st century economy.
October 20, 2015
Welcome New Members!
Membership Chair, Jim Price (l) introduced and welcomed our newest members, Jamie Buchhorn (c) and Shilo Harris (r). Jamie Buchhorn is a motivational speaker manager who also volunteers with many veteran organizations.
Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris is a motivational speaker who travels throughout the country telling of his journey to recovery after experiencing devastating injuries during a tour in Iraq. Special thanks to sponsoring Rotarian, Peter Glawe for his work reaching out to new prospective members to the Seguin Rotary Club.
October 20, 2015
Rusty Krueger gave a great presentation about the history of the Seguin Fire Department, dating back to the 1880's. Thanks to member Floyd McKee for sponsoring the program.
Pictured: City of Seguin Mayor and Rotary Member, Don Keil (l), Seguin Fire Department Battalion Chief, Rusty Krueger (c) and Rotary Member, Floyd McKee (r).
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