the newsletter of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club

We started November with fellow Rotarian Bill Biggadike as our guest speaker. Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels. Bill spoke to us about a project that the New Braunfels Rotary Club recently held where they raised money for a Ukrainian children refugees camp in Poland. Bill showed us a video of his trip to Poland and Germany. After his presentation, San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club president Debbie Degollado presented Bill a Speaker Certificate of Appreciation. Debbie and Bill also exchanged Rotary club banners. Thank you, Bill.
You missed a great program if you were not at our December 6th meeting at Salsalito’s. Our guest speaker was Brittany Elliott. Brittany is a local tattoo artist that has been tattooing since 2006. Brittany knew as an early teen that she wanted to make tattooing her career. Brittany’s specialty is heavy metal imagery and band logos. When she is not tattooing, Brittany refurbishes antique furniture. She said that she loves the challenge of taking something old and worn out and turning into a new piece of art. She uses old rock n’ roll posters for her tabletops and they are all 100% handmade and one of a kind. We had a great turnout for our meeting with a lot of great questions for Brittany from those in attendance.  After Brittany’s fantastic presentation, club president Debbie Degollado presented her with a Speaker’s Certificate of Appreciation and the latest edition of the Rotary magazine. Thank you very much Brittany for a great program and may we say, “YOU ROCK!”
Our guest speaker on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 was Dr. Angela Speck, Department Chair of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She spoke to us about the two solar eclipses that San Antonio will be experiencing over the next 18 months. All those present found Dr. Speck’s presentation very interesting and “illuminating”. After her program, club secretary Dan Clark presented Dr. Speck a speaker’s Certificate of Appreciation and a copy of the Rotary magazine. As will all of our speakers, a donation in Dr. Speck’s name will be made to the Madison High School Interact Club’s Food Pantry.