Club Bulletin week of 5/23/13
The Memorial Day Holiday is observed on the last Monday of May and honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and later became an official federal holiday in 1971. Decoration Day was originated by General John Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans in 1868.
Consider the wars involving the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (among the other battles, skirmishes and other military actions):
18th Century - American Revolution
19th Century - War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War
20th Century - World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War
21st Century - Operation Enduring Freedom(Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom(Iraq)
Considering all the wars, battles, skirmishes and other military actions, the US has lost over 1.3 million people in the line of duty since its inception as a country. We owe our gratitude and are forever indebted to the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and liberties. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Please consider the following for this week in Rotary:
Speaker: Our speaker this week will be Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney. He will discuss issues pertinent to Harris County and its residents. Be ready for an interactive session of discover and questioning.
Triathlon: The initial triathlon meeting established a number of things, including the date of the 2013 Triathlon. The triathlon will be held at Firethorne on September 29, 2013. Be ready to be involved!
Dates to Consider:
6/6/13 - Joint Board meeting (incoming/outgoing board) at 5:30 at the office of David Loesch (605 Park Grove Lane, 77450); all members are invited
6/15/13 - District Governor & Officer Installation
7/25/13 - Scholarship recipient luncheon (Rotary Club of Katy scholarship)
8/10/13 - Membership seminar (time and location TBD by Nick)
9/7/13 to 9/8/13 - Gulf Coast Leadership Institute
9/29/13 - Katy Triathlon at Firethorne
Take care and God bless you all.
Ralph A . Brock II