Debbie Weems Classification Talk

Wow, Debbie Weems has had a variety of career paths in her life! 
Her natural curiosity led her to try many different things.
Currently Debbie is Vice President of Product Development and Design for a company that specializes in healthcare. Also she is the COO of Multi-state hospitality company. They have bourbon, a couple of bed and breakfasts, and some Social Houses. In addition, she is managing Director of Highland Advisors and Highland Mediation. And, if that’s not enough, she is a Senior Advisor to a telehealth and provider quality company. 
So mostly she has worked in healthcare, with some technology sprinkled in.
What she really likes doing is taking things from an idea to execution. The messiness of accomplishing this doesn't bother her! If you have an idea and you need to have an event, start a company, or you need to resolve a conflict, she and one of her companies can help you!
Debbie Weems Classification Talk Marian Blake 2022-03-21 05:00:00Z 0 #1districtstrong,#Marble Falls,Burnet County,Debbie Weems,Four-way Test,MFDaybreakRotary,Marble Falls,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,RotaryDistrict5870
Rotary Sporting Clays Shoot Update Marian Blake 2022-03-12 06:00:00Z 0 #1districtstrong,#Marble Falls,#Rotary Shoot,#Sporting Clays,Burnet County,High School Mentoring,Highland Lakes,Marble Falls,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,gun raffle

Larry Conway - Missionary Work in Africa

Larry Conway spoke to us on Tuesday, 3/1/22, about his 35 years of Missionary work in the cities and surrounding rural areas of Nairobi and Kenya. His mission reaches out to and helps homeless children on the streets of these cities by providing counseling, food, clothes, shoes, vocational training opportunities, and in some cases shelter, and bible study.
A native of Odessa Texas, Larry married, a gal from Austria. They began to do missionary work together many years ago.  
Larry believes that "What we do in life echoes in eternity."
He follows the words of Psalm 27:10:
For had my father and my mother forsaken me, then had Jehovah taken me up. 
Larry Conway - Missionary Work in Africa Marian Blake 2022-03-07 06:00:00Z 0 #1districtstrong,#MFDaybreakRotary,#marblefallsdaybreakrotary,1DistrictStrong 5870,Africa,Kenya,drug abuse,nairobi

Shalonda Crawford - Open Door Recovery House

Shalonda Crawford of Open Door Recovery House gave us a heartfelt talk about Open Door on Tuesday, February 22. Not only does she now work for Open Door, she is also a successful former resident.  Her testimony about Open Door is in the story content below.
She encouraged us all to support Open Door's upcoming Fundraiser:
Open Door's CommUnity 5K Fun Run/walk starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 30th.  
Registration starts at 7:00 AM in the east High School parking lot.
The run is being held on the gently rolling hills and smooth pavement of the Manzano Mile, just east of Marble Falls High School.  
Open Door depends entirely upon Community support and Sponsoring or Entering their Family-friendly 5K fundraiser will help tremendously!  As Shalonda said, every little thing you can do to support our women Matters!  
Sponsorship forms and Entry forms can be found at:  
Shalonda Crawford - Open Door Recovery House Marian Blake 2022-02-26 06:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong,1DistrictStrong 5870,5KRun,Burnet County Texas,Drug Court,FunRun,Highland Lakes,His Joshua House,Marble Falls,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,Open Door Recovery House,RotaryDistrict5870,addiction,community service,drugs,rehabilitation

Hill Country 100 Club

The Hill Country 100 Club is an all-volunteer organization which supports first-responder families, bringing hope where tragedy exists.

The 100 Club is usually the first organization to provide financial aid of up to $25,000 to the family of a first responder who is killed in the line of duty. The 100 Club provides financial support within 24-48-hours, and ongoing support as needed.

They recognize and honor first responders, who have been nominated by their organization. at their Annual Awards Banquet:

Hill Country 100 Club 17th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet.
March 5th, 2020 @ 6 p.m.
YMCA of Highland Lakes Galloway-Hammond
1601 S. Walter St., Burnet, Tx 78611
Hill Country 100 Club   Marian Blake 2022-02-18 06:00:00Z 0 #Marble Falls,100 Club,1DistrictStrong 5870,Burnet Chamber of Commerce,Burnet County Texas,EMS,Fire Marshall Thomas Crane,First Responders,Highland Lakes,Hill Country 100 Club,Marble Falls,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,YMCA,firefighters,fireman,police

James Oakley – Burnet County Judge

Our Burnet County Judge, James Oakley, has a lot of responsibilities under his umbrella!
Some of the topics he talked to Daybreak Rotary about on Tuesday morning, 1/25 included:
-  Burnet County Growth
-  EMS and Growth Needs
-  Building Improvements
-  Wirtz Dam Bridge
-  New Courthouse Addition
James Oakley – Burnet County Judge Marian Blake 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0 #marblefallsdaybreakrotary,1DistrictStrong,Burnet Chamber of Commerce,Burnet County Growth,Burnet County Judge,Burnet County Texas,Marble Falls,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,Wirtz Dam Bridge
YMCA Camp, Afterschool, and Child Care Gil Jones 2021-12-15 06:00:00Z 0 Burnet Texas YMCA,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,YMCA,after school programs,child care,youth
Fire Code Compliance Gil Jones 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Fire Code Compliance,Fire Marshall Thomas Crane,fire prevention
Falls on the Colorado Museum Gil Jones 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Falls on the Colorado Museum,Marble Falls,history

Candelight Ranch

On November 16, 2021 we had a great program about Candlelight Ranch and tomorrow, November 23rd, Robyn Richter will talk to us about the Falls on the Colorado Museum right here in River City. 
Our program tomorrow will be totally by Zoom as our usual venue is uber-busy with Thanksgiving business. Click here to join us. We just ask that you turn on your video, mute your speakers, and have your name displayed. 
Candelight Ranch Gil Jones 2021-11-22 06:00:00Z 0 #MFDaybreakRotary,1DistrictStrong 5870,Candlelight Ranch,Falls Museum,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary

Mike Perkins - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Mike Perkins of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) spoke to Daybreak Rotary on Tuesday, October 19, about their program of building beds for underprivileged kids who have no bed in which to sleep.  Since its inception, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has built and delivered beds for over 3,000 underprivileged kids in more than 30 states.  “No Kid sleeps on the floor in my town“ is their Motto
Mike Perkins - Sleep in Heavenly Peace Marian Blake 2021-11-07 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong,1DistrictStrong 5870,Burnet County Texas,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,RotaryDistrict5870,Sleep In Heavenly Peace,community service
Adoption Day Nov 12-13 & Volunteers Needed Marian Blake 2021-11-06 05:00:00Z 0 #1districtstrong,#Marble Falls,#marblefallsdaybreakrotary,1DistrictStrong 5870,Adoption Day,Burnet County Texas,CASA,CPS,MFDaybreakRotary,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary
Johnny Campbell - Executive Director, Marble Falls Emergency Management Services Marian Blake 2021-11-04 05:00:00Z 0 #JohnnyCampbell,#Marble Falls,#Rotary,1DistrictStrong,1DistrictStrong 5870,EMS,First Responders,Highland Lakes,MFDaybreakRotary,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary

Polio Plus October Theme

The Rotary Clubs of Marble Falls, Marble Falls Daybreak, Rotary Club of Burnet, the Area’s Passport Club, and EClub marked historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease.    
Thousands of Events were held by Rotary clubs around the world on or around
World Polio Day, 24 October
Polio Plus October Theme Marian Blake 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0 #Marble Falls,#Rotary,#polio,1DistrictStrong,MFDaybreakRotary,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,Rotary Foundation,polioplus

Rotary Foundation

Arch Klumph circa 1916
Arch Klumph circa 1916
The Rotary Foundation was begun over 100 years ago in 1917 when Arch Klumph, from the Cleveland Club, had an idea to create an Endowment fund dedicated to “Doing Good in the World.”  Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. The infrastructure developed worldwide to fight polio, has also helped in the worldwide fights to eliminate other dangerous endemics such as SARS, Ebola, and now Covid.
Rotary Foundation Marian Blake 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0 Charitable Giving,Every Rotarian Every Year,Rotary Foundation

Libraries of Love

Trudy Marshall, the Executive Director of Libraries Of Love is just back from her recent, annual 6-month stint in Africa and presented her latest adventures to us in her annual update to Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary on Tuesday morning, Sept 21st.
After visiting Africa in 2004, and taking a few books with her to read, she was amazed when the African people she encountered were so taken with her books! She learned that people in Africa did not have Libraries and therefore did not have the access to books that we in America take for granted. Trudy decided to do something about that and Libraries of Love was formed!
You can also view her presentation on the Daybreak YouTube channel at
Libraries of Love Gil Jones 2021-09-22 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Libraries of Love,Literacy,Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary,Trudy Marshall

Burnet Chamber and Burnet County Update

On September 14, 2021, Damon Beierle, wearer of many hats, updated us on what’s happening in and around Burnet. To say Beierle “wears many hats” is an understatement. In addition to owning his own business, Double Eagle Entertainment, Beierle is also a Rotarian, Board Treasurer of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, County Commissioner of Precinct 2, and CASA Board President. 
Burnet Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center recently welcomed Allison McKee as Executive Director. McKee comes to the Chamber from Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. McKee has hit the floor running as there are a lot of fun things going on in and around Burnet over the next several months, including:
Burnet Chamber and Burnet County Update Melissa Christian 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Burnet Chamber of Commerce,Burnet County,Burnet County Development,Damon Bierele,MFDaybreakRotary,Rotary Club of Burnet
Burnet County's new title fraud alert Melissa Christian 2021-09-07 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong,Burnet County Texas,MFDaybreakRotary,Property Fraud Alert,RotaryDistrict5870,Title Fraud

Llano Hospital Update - Now MidCoast Medical Center

On August 31, 2021, Hatch Cummings Smith, Jr., Administrator of MidCoast Central Medical Center (“MidCoast Central”), provided us with a status update of what has transpired with the hospital since MidCoast Health System took over management of Llano Memorial Hospital on January 1, 2021, and changed the name of the hospital to MidCoast Central.
Hatch grew up in Llano, Texas and was instrumental in ensuring that rural Texans continued to have access to affordable and quality healthcare through his efforts to keep the Llano hospital from closing its doors.
Llano Hospital Update - Now MidCoast Medical Center Melissa Christian 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Hatch Cummings Smith Jr.,Llano hospital,MFDaybreakRotary,MidCoast Health System,RotaryDistrict5870

A passion lived out

The story starts with a young mother who works through several jobs only to find herself well into her 30's and wondering how to make a difference with her life. Not afraid of tough jobs, she had been a Child Protective Services investigator and then a conservatorship caseworker for CPS. In that position her job was to find a "forever home" for child victims of abuse and neglect.
Then what to do with her life? A mentor had posited to her "where do you see yourself in five years?"
A passion lived out Gil Jones 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0 CASA,CPS,Law,Melissa Christian,community service

Young Life - Christian Youth Organization

Kurt Cotter is Area Director for Young Life -- a Christian based youth organization.
Young Life invites young people to experience life as God designed it to be lived.
Kurt engaged gathered Rotarians with an enthralling tale from his youth exploring the sewer system of Houston -- and getting lost!
Young Life - Christian Youth Organization Gil Jones 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Scout Project: DONE! 2021-08-11 05:00:00Z 0 1DistrictStrong 5870,Eagle Scout,Jack Leflet,Marble Falls Band Boosters
Rotary Membership Month gil 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 0 Adoption Day,MFDaybreakRotary,RYLA,Sporting Clays,membership,scholarships

Addiction Recovery for Men

Right here in the Highland Lakes we have a tremendous resource to aid men in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs. Our program for July 27 heard from His Joshua House, a transitional recovery residence for men, and from two of their recent "graduates" who had resided there. Read more to learn more about "HJH" and to hear inspirational and motivating testimonials from two men. Click here to view the program on YouTube at the Daybreak Rotary YouTube channel.
Addiction Recovery for Men 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0 His Joshua House,addiction
State of the Highland Lakes Real Estate Market 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Jim McCrocklin elected as President-Elect

Jim McCrocklin was elected as Vice-President today (July 20, 2021). He will follow Andy Hoffmans who will take over from Becky Lange July 1, 2022. Congratulations, Jim.
Jim McCrocklin elected as President-Elect Gil Jones 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Melissa Christian

Welcome Melissa! Daybreak is proud of its newest member, Melissa Christian. Melissa is an attorney with the Shell and Shell law firm and practices mainly in the area of civil litigation. She also has a background in Child Protective Services and as a CASA volunteer. Her heart for service and professionalism makes her an asset for Daybreak Rotary which hopes to be an asset to her in return!
New Member Melissa Christian Gil Jones 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Program - Highland Lakes Crisis Network 2021-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Covid-19 Presentation - Russell Meek 2021-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

18th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Event

Copperhead Creek Shooting Club
7030 East FM 1431, Marble Falls, (830) 798-9820
August 21, 2021
Sponsorship - Teams of 4 - Individual Shooters wanted!!
Register Online:  Click Here  
All proceeds from this event are used to help fund projects geared to help children of all ages in the Highland Lakes area.  Some of our main focuses are Adoption Awareness and helping students of the local schools.  
18th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Event 2021-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
May 1 Program Recap Jared Fields 2018-05-07 05:00:00Z 0 Club Assembly,New Member
Program recap Gil Jones 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0 Camp Agape,High School Mentoring,Kenya,Libraries,Texas Legislature,Uganda
Club business day on Sept 12 Gil Jones 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0 Club Assembly
Busy day September 5 Gil Jones 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0 Anne Little,,HARTH,Hurricane Harvey,New Member,Rockport
Daybreakers give generously for the flood Gil Jones 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0 Flood,Hurricane Harvey,LaGrange Rotary
New member Jared Fields 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0 Jared
Ya Gotta Have Harth Gil Jones 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0 HARTH,Sherry Atherton,equine therapy
Texas Tech in the Highland Lakes Gil Jones 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 CTC,Central Texas College,Highland Lakes,TTU,Texas Tech

Daybreak supports CASA

Posted by Gil Jones on Aug 03, 2017
Galyn Woerner accepted a donation to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Highland Lakes from Daybreak Rotary. Shown are Galyn and immediate Past-President Taylor Smith.
Daybreak supports CASA Gil Jones 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 CASA,Donation
100 Club Work Gil Jones 2017-07-29 05:00:00Z 0 100 Club,First Responders,Hill Country 100 Club
Hill Country 100 Club Gil Jones 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0 100 Club,EMS,fireman,law officer,police
Success begets Success: Open Door Recovery gil 2017-07-11 05:00:00Z 0 Drug Court,Open Door Recovery House,addiction,drugs,rehabilitation
RYLA 2017 and Roadkill Tacos gil 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 McKinney Roughs,RYLA,RYLA 2017,Roadkill Tacos
New Officers installed gil 2017-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Leadership Group

Posted by Gil Jones on May 10, 2017
Youth Leadership Group sponsored by the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center -- program for May 16.
Youth Leadership Group Gil Jones 2017-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Child literacy program coming up May 9th Gil Jones 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Police Department's new digs Gil Jones 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Fishy Business

Posted by Gil Jones on May 01, 2017
Some occupations are just plain fishy. OK, that's corny, but it fits. Dr. Scott Walker explained the benefits of fish and related species.
Fishy Business Gil Jones 2017-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Boys and Girls Club Expanding Gil Jones 2017-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Kudos to Boys and Girls Club Gil Jones 2016-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
New members! Gil Jones 2016-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Great programs

Posted by Gil Jones on Jun 13, 2016
Great programs make for a great start to Tuesday for Daybreakers.
Great programs Gil Jones 2016-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Mentoring scholars

Posted by Gil Jones on Jun 13, 2016
Daybreak is mentoring scholarship recipients to leverage the value of their scholarships.
Mentoring scholars Gil Jones 2016-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Daybreak's brand on the march

Posted by Gil Jones on May 03, 2016
Rotarians are no longer just a collection of old white guys talking business. #DaybreakRotaryMF is all about service and "doing stuff" and proper public relations will let the world know what we do.
#AmberScarborough #PatrickHarrison #1DistrictStrong 
Daybreak's brand on the march Gil Jones 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Gil Jones 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

it's the principal ... of the middle school

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 20, 2016
Roger Barr nearing his first year as Principal of the Marble Falls Middle School. Roger and his wife Michelle took the long way getting here. When they were still a young couple, her parents moved to Colorado and, seeking new horizons and maybe some adventure, the Barrs followed. They lived in Colorado for a number of years, until ...
it's the principal ... of the middle school Gil Jones 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

National Parks on the Air

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 05, 2016
... on the Amateur "Ham" Radio air, that is. Rotarian and ham radio operator (callsign KA5GIL) Gil Jones did an updated classification talk today based on his ham radio hobby and the National Park System.
National Parks on the Air Gil Jones 2016-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
History from Hallowell (John that is) 2016-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Texas Foster Care in Crisis Gil Jones 2016-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Fire Chief new in town Gil Jones 2016-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Chorale Singers continue the streak 2015-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
All about Falls Career High School Gil Jones 2015-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Save the animals

Posted by Gil Jones on Oct 26, 2015
 New member Galyn Woerner shown with Dr. Dan McBride and Lynn Bishop, and "Lucy."
Save the animals Gil Jones 2015-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

New member Galyn Woerner

Posted by Gil Jones on Oct 26, 2015
 Galyn gets official! She has been an integral part of several Daybreak projects and is now shown here as Rotary's newest member with her sponsor, Gil Jones.
New member Galyn Woerner Gil Jones 2015-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Clean water -- we take it for granted every day

Posted by Gil Jones on Oct 06, 2015
We take water for granted in America where we just turn the tap. Without the water well that is about to be drilled, the Maasai people subsist on tainted water carried by the women in used petroleum drums, on their heads, five gallons at a time.
Clean water -- we take it for granted every day Gil Jones 2015-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Jail Landscaping Project Finished Gil Jones 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Dan is "rabid" about wildlife conservation Gil Jones 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Jail project almost finished Gil Jones 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Building Careers

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 19, 2015
Mickey West Career Assets charitable fund seeks to aid the Highland Lakes workforce in achieving a career pathway.
Building Careers Gil Jones 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0

Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention / Foster Parenting

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 17, 2015
April is Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention month. Daybreak Rotary and CASA for the Highland Lakes have partnered to raise community awareness for prevention, and to encourage more people to consider becoming a foster parent.
Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention / Foster Parenting Gil Jones 2015-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

Jail project ready to plant

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 13, 2015
Marble Falls Career High School students in conjunction with Daybreak Rotary are nearing the completion of the project.
Jail project ready to plant Gil Jones 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mustang Relays 2015 Gil Jones 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
CASA Exec Dir celebrates one year Gil Jones 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0

Will the South rise again?

Posted by Bobbi Shell on Mar 20, 2015
Gettysburg -- the turning point of the U.S. Civil War, is sometimes referred to as the "War of Northern Aggression."
Will the South rise again? Bobbi Shell 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
He just felt like running ... Gil Jones 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
DUCK! Electrons flying at MFISD Gil Jones 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Rotarian Vaylene Klassen Gil Jones 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Love 30?

Posted by Gil Jones on Feb 23, 2015
Former Granite Shoals mayor and leader in this tennis project, Frank Reilly, gave us a great update on the current stage and future plans for the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation. 
Love 30? Gil Jones 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0

Phoenix Center expanding services

Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 12, 2015
Sarah spoke about the Phoenix Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, committed to meeting the need for high-quality, affordable mental health care for children and families in rural Central Texas.
Phoenix Center expanding services Gil Jones 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Marshall Jett to the Air Force Academy Gil Jones 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Bridge view Gil Jones 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Street Children of Nairobi Gil Jones 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Texas History by K.R. Wood

Posted by Curtis Powell on Nov 30, 2014
Mr. K.R. Wood noted Texas musician and performer spoke to the Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary about his recent humanitarian trip to Tanzania  Africa. 
Texas History by K.R. Wood Curtis Powell 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Drones invade Rotary! Bobbi Shell 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Adoption Day 2014: Success! Gil Jones 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak's Foster/Adopt initiative gets major publicity Gil Jones 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0

Marble Falls Teen Court Program

Posted by Bobbi Shell on Nov 03, 2014
Judge Cheryl Pounds heads up the City of Marble Falls Teen Court, teaching more than just crime and punishment to the teenagers of Marble Falls.
Marble Falls Teen Court Program Bobbi Shell 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0

Christmas is for Kids

Posted by Bobbi Shell on Oct 27, 2014
Christmas is just around the corner!! Help make it a joyous occasion for local children. 
Christmas is for Kids Bobbi Shell 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak supports mission Mexico Gil Jones 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Newest Rotarian - Ricky Bindseil Gil Jones 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Falls Career High School 9th Grade Academy -- an innovative boost from the 8th grade Gil Jones 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Foster care to adoption Gil Jones 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0

Why Polio?

Posted by Gil Jones on Oct 03, 2014
The story behind Rotary's determination to end a cruel disease. From the January, 2014 issue of "the Rotarian." Story by Peter Ross Range.
Why Polio? Gil Jones 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Water in Kenya

Posted by Gil Jones on Sep 29, 2014
Abbey Tootle, District 5870 Global Grant Coordinator reported on the Kenya water project.
Water in Kenya Gil Jones 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Libraries of Love adds five libraries in Uganda Gil Jones 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Two new Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by Gil Jones on Sep 15, 2014
Keith Conrad and Chuck Johnstone are Daybreak Rotary's newest Paul Harris Fellows. District Governor Hanspeter Tobler made their awards today at our regular meeting during his visit.
Two new Paul Harris Fellows Gil Jones 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Home Health in the Hill Country Bobbi Shell 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Exonerated Man Reaches Out to Others Who Were Wrongfully Convicted Bobbi Shell 2014-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
WWII Veterans share their experience on the Honor Flight Bobbi Shell 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0

Special program for Sept 2

Posted by Gil Jones on Aug 19, 2014

You don't want to miss this one -- and members of the public are welcome.

Christopher spent almost 16 years in prison, falsely accused and convicted of capital murder at the age of 27, leaving his two sons, Christopher (6 years old) and Dameon (5 years old) to be raised without their father. He was finally released from prison, and exonerated, in 2009, which was the first non-DNA exoneration case in the United States. - See more here.
Special program for Sept 2 Gil Jones 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Not your mama's counselor Gil Jones 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0

Unlikely shooters

Posted by Kirk Noaker on Aug 17, 2014
A pair of unlikely shooters serendipitously joined the 2014 edition of the Daybreak Rotary shooting event.
Unlikely shooters Kirk Noaker 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0

Freedom Flyers are over the top

Posted by Gil Jones on Aug 11, 2014
The Freedom Flyers in Burnet are celebrating youth and veterans. Cowden Ward, Jr. shared little-known facts about the famous P-51 Mustang.
Freedom Flyers are over the top Gil Jones 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0

Polio eradication update

Posted by Gil Jones on Aug 10, 2014

Rotary, along with , has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever. 

Polio eradication update Gil Jones 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA campers report Gil Jones 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak sends youth to RYLA Gil Jones 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Country Community Journalist - Alexandria Randolph Gil Jones 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Christian Fletcher updates Daybreak on EDC activity Bobbi Shell 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Regional Public Defender for capitol cases Bobbi Shell 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak & Falls Career High School partnership Gil Jones 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor-nominee Melinda Osbourn Gil Jones 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0

All about CASA's new director

Posted by Gil Jones on Jun 02, 2014

Kristen Harris is the new Exec. Director of CASA of the Highland Lakes. She is shown here with Jeffrey Bartz who brought the program to Daybreak today.Kristen Harris

All about CASA's new director Gil Jones 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
New member Chris Jett Gil Jones 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Foster fun in full swing Gil Jones 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Club business this week and next Gil Jones 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
April 29 Guests Gil Jones 2014-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
All about the bees business Gil Jones 2014-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly April 22 Gil Jones 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Many guests April 15, no morning meeting next week Gil Jones 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
A new meeting idea Gil Jones 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Teresa Chavez -- Central Texas College offerings Bobbi Shell 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Foster fun flyer Gil Jones 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak Rotary Donates Art Supplies to MFMS Gil Jones 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z 0

This and that

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 07, 2014

Foster day planning continues, Chuck Johnstone to take over Foundation chair.

This and that Gil Jones 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Scott & White clinic and hospital update Bobbi Shell 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Jail Renovation Project Gil Jones 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Visitors April 1 Gil Jones 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
St. Frederick's feeds the hungry Bobbi Shell 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Jett visited March 25 Gil Jones 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0

MFISD Supt. touts technology in our schools

Posted by Edward Cole on Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Rob O'Connor, Marble Falls ISD Superintendent, spoke to the Club about the Marble Falls ISD Board of Trustees calling for a second bond election for Saturday May 10, 2014 in the amount of $6,550,000 to improve the Technology and Career & Technical programs in the District.
MFISD Supt. touts technology in our schools Edward Cole 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak creates innovative event for foster families Gil Jones 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Golf as a venue for character building in youth Gil Jones 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Firearms and Estate Planning Gil Jones 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0

Turn around, don't drown

Posted by Edward Cole on Nov 11, 2013

"Turn around, don't drown" was the main message from Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service office.

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Peggy Little, Falls Career High School Hero Edward Cole 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Taylor Smith pilots the Land Shark Gil Jones 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bill Rives and the Chamber Gil Jones 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Children pretending to be adults coming in June! Gil Jones 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Burnet County update by County Judge Donna Klaeger Gil Jones 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Scouting: the Hope for America

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 22, 2013

Scouting, in this case Boy Scout, provides a bright ray of hope for America as demonstrated in Thom Fairleigh's presentation on April 23.

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Adoption Awareness moves forward Gil Jones 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z 0

Home Schooling

Posted by Gil Jones on Apr 15, 2013

It's a new world with tremendous benefits, according to Jeanette Jones who presented modern home-schooling to Daybreak Rotary on April 15.

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Daybreak Launches Major Adoption Awareness Program Gil Jones 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak is a 100% Sustaining Member Club Gil Jones 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Gil honors granddaughter with a Paul Harris Fellowship Gil Jones 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z 0

MFISD anti-Bullying and School Safety

Posted by Gil Jones on Mar 25, 2013

The ugly specter of bullying is being addressed at MFISD in a big way, along with other aspects of safety, according to MF Elementary Principal Bruce Peckover and Ass't Superintendent Allen Roberts.

MFISD anti-Bullying and School Safety Gil Jones 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z 0

Daybreak's Adoption Awareness Initiative

Posted by Gil Jones on Mar 24, 2013

Daybreak Rotarians Eddie Arredondo, Barbara Warden, and Ed Cole participated in an Adoption Awareness "match party" last Saturday. That event is part of the kick-off for Daybreak's adoption initiative.

Daybreak's Adoption Awareness Initiative Gil Jones 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
TxDOT to discuss blowing of the bridge Gil Jones 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Daybreak supports 100 Club Gil Jones 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
MFHS Choir headed to London Gil Jones 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0

Visitors Feb 19

Posted by Gil Jones on Feb 18, 2013
 Seth Mayfield and Shannon Heep (who was last week's speaker) dropped by today.
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Latest Paul Harris Fellows Gil Jones 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Coach can't help moving Gil Jones 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z 0

New members

Posted by Gil Jones on Feb 11, 2013
The newest Rotarians in the entire world are Jason Hendrix and Chuck Johnstone. 
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Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon really? Yep, really ... Gil Jones 2013-02-12 00:00:00Z 0

Visitors Feb 6

Posted by Gil Jones on Feb 04, 2013
Returning today we had Chuck Johnstone and Jason Hendrix. Bill Trembly visited from the Noon Club. 
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New Paul Harris Fellow and Additional PH Award Gil Jones 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0

Great handgun presentation

Posted by Gil Jones on Feb 04, 2013

Today's program was Gail Wood, local handgun CHL instructor who gave us a comprehensive overview of the landscape affecting the carrying of a handgun.

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Run! The Mustangs are Coming! Gil Jones 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellow Gil Jones 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

Trudy's Trip

Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 27, 2013

The following was received from Daybreak Rotarian Brooks, who received it from Trudy Marshall whom we support in her Ugandan/Kenyan Libraries of Love mission.


Trudy is leaving on Wednesday for Kenya on a special mission trip.  This is new and separate from the Libraries of Love.  Once again Trudy has headed the call of the Lord and is off to do His will.

Below I have included a copy of her email regarding this trip.

We all need to keep her in our prayers.

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Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 14, 2013
 Chuck Johnstone, Casey Moss.
Visitors Gil Jones 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Jim McCrocklin inducted Gil Jones 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Joseph's Food Pantry feeds thousands Gil Jones 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 07, 2013
 Jim McCrocklin, Jason Hendrix, Karl Newman, Austin Shell, Chuck Johnstone
Visitors Gil Jones 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

Polio Plus on Time cover -- Rotary recognized

Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 07, 2013

Jim Berg opines:  "Finally, Rotary gets the recognition it justly deserves! Our main focus of our beloved Rotary is the project conceived and driven by our 34,000 clubs and districts. This is a wonderful tool to support our ongoing drive to raise the funding to complete this important job : eradication of polio."  Learn more about the tremendous progress in killing polio. 

Polio Plus on Time cover -- Rotary recognized Gil Jones 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

Growing our own teachers

Posted by Gil Jones on Jan 07, 2013
Dr. Kelly Fox spoke to Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary today about the partnership between Texas Tech and the Marble Falls ISD for an innovative mentor-education student program. 
Growing our own teachers Gil Jones 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

Tales From the Bells

Posted by Gil Jones on Dec 24, 2012

Each Christmas season Daybreak Rotary along with the other two area Rotary Clubs helps in the bell-ringing for the Salvation Army. We hear grateful stories which we now share with you.

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Posted by Gil Jones on Dec 17, 2012

Jason Hendrix, Jim McCrocklin, Kathy Kasparek from the noon club


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Literacy Highland Lakes

Posted by Gil Jones on Dec 17, 2012

Literacy Highland Lakes and its 100 volunteers continue to enhance adult education in the Highland Lakes. 

Literacy Highland Lakes Gil Jones 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Gil Jones on Dec 10, 2012
 Thanks to Bobbie Miller, Austin Shell and Jim McCrocklin
Visitors Gil Jones 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellows Gil Jones 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0

Adoption Awareness

Posted by Gil Jones on Dec 10, 2012

Wow, what a program! Even as the hallowed adjournment time came, and passed, Daybreak Rotarians sat in quiet awe. Not one left the meeting. What passion: THAT is what puts the "R" in Rotarian.

Adoption Awareness Gil Jones 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new website! Guilford Jones 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
How secure is all this data? Guilford Jones 2012-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Guilford Jones 2012-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

Jim Warden takes over as President

Posted by Gil Jones on Nov 01, 2012
 Thomas Edwards, Daybreak's 2012-13 President was in the midst of leading the club to a great year when his job changed and he had to resign the position. 
Jim Warden takes over as President Gil Jones 2012-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation contributions via RI website Gil Jones 2011-12-11 00:00:00Z 0

The 4-way Test: It's history & meaning

Posted by Gil Jones
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. 
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