the weekly newsletter of the 
San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club

No meeting held on July 2, 2019
No meeting held on August 6, 2019
No meeting held on November 26, 2019
No meeting held on December 31, 2019
No meeting held on December 24, 2019
No Nor'easter for December 17, 2019
Brian Purcell, aka the Texas Highway Man, (right), was our guest speaker on Tuesday, February 18th.   Brian has always had an interest in all forms of transportation, and that hobby and interest continues to this day. Brian's presentation was a historical look at the routes in and around the Alamo City that became our present day highway system. After his presentation, Brian posed with San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club president Mike Canales.
Our guest speaker on March 3rd at the Magic Time Machine was Gary Poole, left, Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Gary gave us a very informative presentation on water conversation He spoke to us about saving water by giving plants only as much water as they need, using efficient watering methods such as drip systems and soaker hoses that apply water closer to the plant roots. He also reminded us that plants adapted to dry summers need less water a few years after planting. He also spoke about the importance of adding compost or mulch to the soil. After his presentation, club president Mike Canales presented Gary with a speaker’s certificate of appreciation.
Our Assistant Governor Jan King was our guest speaker on March 10th. We had a great turnout for our meeting at La Fonda Alamo Heights.  
Jan spoke to use about the recent pilgrimage she and her husband Joe went on to the 
Camino de Santiago, a World Heritage Site.  
Known in English as the Way of St. James, it is a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. She told us about the group that she went with and the reunions that have had since their trip. After her very interesting presentation, Jan received a special Speaker’s Certificate of Appreciation from 
club president Mike Canales.