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Del Rio

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2101 Veterans Blvd
Sunblossom Room
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States of America
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Time: Sep 21, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Voice your concerns in regards to the American Families Plan.
 
If you have at least $600 in your account, the IRS could end up monitoring your spending. It’s part of President Biden's proposed tax reform and is raising concerns.
 
BANK CUSTOMERS: OPPOSE IRS REPORTING PROPOSAL
The U.S. Congress is currently negotiating next year’s budget bill.  As a revenue-raising option, the bill could include a new system of information reporting that would jeopardize the security of your personal financial information.  Specifically, there is a proposal that would require financial institutions to automatically report your private account information to the IRS every year.  This includes deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, transfers, and more.
 
Every American has a reasonable expectation of financial privacy.  This proposal would jeopardize that right.  Furthermore, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures unless probable cause exists.  There is no probable cause justifying the automatic reporting of your personal financial information to the government.  In America, our justice system mandates that we are innocent until proven guilty.  However, if this proposal passes, the IRS is assuming Americans are guilty of tax evasion, and we must prove that we’re not. 
 
Texans in Washington, D.C. need to hear how you feel about this proposal!  Send your House member and Senators Cornyn and Cruz an email TODAY opposing the IRS Reporting Proposal.
 
 
 
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Fellow Rotarian Liz Calderon and President Fred
Elizabeth Elizalde was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, and attended local schools.  She is a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin Texas, where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish.   Elizabeth also obtained a Graduate certification from Midland College in long-term care and holds a license as a Long-Term Care Administrator.  She is currently the Executive Director at Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and has been employed here for 11 years.   Elizabeth served on the City of Del Rio, Texas City Council; she was elected to Council on May 12, 2012, and served for two (2) terms/ 8 years, where represented District III, the district she was born and raised in.  During her tenure on the City Council, she also served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2019 through November 2020.
 
Elizabeth is currently a member of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, the Del Rio Hispanic of Commerce, and other local groups.
 
During the past 25 years, she has served as a volunteer n the community in many capacities:
  • Del Rio Boys & Girls Club -Board of Directors
  • Del Rio Boys & Girls Club – Board of Directors, Ex-officio 
  • Wings over Acuña Missionary Group- Proj. Coord/Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Joint Committee for Animal Awareness
  • Del Rio VITA Coalition Board- Chairperson and Vice-President/Vice-Chair
  • Continental Airlines-Airport Marketing Taskforce TEAM (Del Rio)
  • Community Health Improvement Coalition-Member; Corresponding Secretary 
  • Val Verde Safe Kids- Steering Committee 
  • HEB & City of Del Rio Feast of Sharing- Steering Committee 
  • Christmas Operation Shoebox- local coordinator/founder 
  • Del Rio Little League Softball- Assistant Coach, girls’ 9-12 yr. olds team 
  • Del Rio Boys & Girls Club-Asst. Coach, boys’ 7-9 yr. old basketball team 
  • Flood 1998 Unmet Needs Committee/Board Member.
Last week’s Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker, Val Cadena, Owner of Cadena Appraisal Service and he is a Past President of the Rotary Club. He gave an informative presentation on his perspective of what is going on in the real estate market.
Food for Thought…
On September 10th, as we're placing flags, a gentleman came and thanked us for putting up flags in the community. Fellow Rotarian, David Ortiz, explained what it was for and again he thanked us. As he walked away, we realized he was wearing an Iraq Veteran cap. It brought tears to my eyes as he walked away, and it was difficult for me to keep a straight face. There was so much I wanted to say but was unable to say anything. In thought, we as Americans take our freedoms for granted. Remembering September 11th, we all stood together as AMERICANS, no red, black, white, or brown, we were all AMERICANS. Today, we see a division between red and blue parties, the color of our skin, religions, blue uniform, and black lives. Why can we not JUST BE AMERICANS, AMERICANS who stand together against injustice, terrorism, hate, and disease. Unfortunately, division is destroying us, as fellow Rotarians, we work together in helping and standing together selflessly to better our community. Let our goals be to help spread the values and vision of Rotary and help create AMERICANS WHO STAND UNITED AS ONE.
 
 
 
Last week’s Guest Speaker
Mr. Adrian Bitela, holds the position of the Val Verde County Veterans Service Officer. Mr. Bitela also runs a nonprofit called FOB. Mr. Bitela spoke about the services offered by the Veterans Service Office and the goals of the office.
Rotary Village Senior Citizen Day. Assistant-Governor Gloria Wilson delivered a goody bag to keep tenants active and stress-free during these times.
 
Help us in welcoming Leslie started her career as a Park Ranger Aide at a city park in Hampton, Virginia. The park consisted of 450 acres of unique, and rich wetland areas.  Her next move was to work for the National Forest Service as a forestry technician at the Coconino National Forest.  The experience she gained there helped her move on to the National Park Service in Florida. While she worked at Canaveral National Seashore as an Interpretive Park Ranger, she was able to develop leadership skills. After working for the Bureau of Land Management for 6 years, Leslie came back to the National Park Service as a Chief of Interpretation and Resource Manager.  It is a sense of pride that Leslie is a public servant.
Our guest speaker for last week was Leslie who is an Interpretive Park Ranger with the National Park Service. Leslie gave an excellent and entertaining presentation and spoke about her past experiences and the many hats that a Park Ranger wears.
 
Our guest speaker for last week was the City of Del Rio Interim-Police Chief Dan Buskin.  Mr. Buskin spoke about his history of working in various departments in various cities.  During his time here he looks forward to making a difference for the City of Del Rio
 
16th Annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo Rodeo Kick-Off Block Party
 
Friday, July 2, 2021, from 6-10 p.m. by Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 800 South Main Street, in Del Rio. There will be food, beverages, and live music to kick off the rodeo weekend!
 
 
Message from President Chris Ryan

Being part of the Del Rio Rotary Club is a unique experience. I have served and volunteered with other organizations, but none compared to the outstanding individuals and the amazing goals and actions of the Del Rio Rotary Club. There is truly an amazing feeling when you are surrounded by Fellow Rotarians whether it’s a meeting, volunteering or speaking about Rotary. You are always welcomed without judgement, bias, or discrimination. All Fellow Rotarians show the importance of love for one another and the community. If you analyze every comment said, every word shared and every action. You will see how the motto of “Service Above Self” is in everyone. As you see the changing of the gavel, the appreciation for members and the
laughs, you can only hope that each and every one of us give as much as the previous and give more than the next.
This week’s guest speaker will be Dora Alcala with The International Good Neighbor Council (IGNC). Mrs. Alcala is the Former Mayor of Del Rio, an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and an active member and former President of the IGNC. Mrs. Alcala will be speaking about the International Good Neighbor Council and Fiesta de Amistad.

16th Annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo

Rodeo Kick-Off Block Party

Friday, July 2, 2021, from 6-10 p.m.

by Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 800 South Main Street, in Del Rio.

There will be food, beverages, and live music to kick off the rodeo weekend!

Thank you to all the Rotarians that helped clean up Rotary Park on The Great American Clean Up team on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A big thanks for helping us keep our parks clean and beautiful.
BE PART OF THE FUN!
16th Annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo Rodeo Kick-Off Block Party Friday, July 2, 2021, from 6-10 p.m. by Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 800 South Main Street, in Del Rio. There will be food, beverages, and live music to kick off the rodeo weekend! Independence Day Rodeo Saturday, July 3 & Sunday, July 4, 2021, Gates open at 6:30 p.m., Rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Val Verde County Fairgrounds, 2006 North Main Street, in Del Rio. This family-friendly rodeo will have mutton busting for kids, barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, and more. Trick Riders will perform amazing stunts on galloping horses! All proceeds from the rodeo will be returned to the community to support scholarships for local students, Rotary Park improvements, the donation of school supplies to local Elementary schools, etc. Don't miss out on this major event in Del Rio this summer!
“May your future be bright, and may your choices lead you on the path you are destined to.”
The Del Rio Rotary Club would like to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Rotary Academic Scholarship. Rotary’s theme for 2021-2021is “Rotary Opens Opportunities” and the Del Rio Rotary Club has opened an opportunity for these graduates.
 
Group Picture Below Seated Left to Right:  Mia Ortiz Gonzalez, Sofia Paez, Alyssa Torres, Taylor Polanco, and Lauren Marie Alvarado.  Standing Left to Right: President, Chris Ryan, Assistant District Governor Gloria Wilson, Rebeka Chavez, Samuel Patricio Isaac, Dylan Casas, Jakob Ortiz, Robert Moore III, and Scholarship Chair, David Ortiz.  Not pictured, Scholarship recipient: Camille Gonzalez.
 
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