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
We were pleased to welcome Pat Whitty, left, as our guest speaker on January 7th at 
The Mine Shaft Saloon. 
 Pat gave a very interesting and 
informative presentation titled 
Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time’. 
  Pat shared his story of how he transformed his health and his life at age 77 and shared the lessons he’s learned on that journey. 
 Club president Mike Canales presented Pat a Speaker’s Certificate of Appreciation after his 
thought provoking presentation.
Lisette Brochon, Sales Manager at SWBC Mortgage, was our guest speaker on January 14th at 
La Fonda Alamo Heights.  She gave an interesting economic presentation on the City of San Antonio.
Club president Mike Canales poses for a photo with Miranda Peralta, center, and Noelia Vermeer after their presentation about their experiences at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at our meeting on January 21, 2020.
Our guest speaker on February 4th was 
Lisa Michelle, Founder and Executive Director of No Strings Attached Ministries. She posed for a photo with Club member Kristine Gusman and Kristine’s husband, Randy. Thanks again to Kristine for arranging for Lisa to come out and speak to our Rotary club. 

Lisa gave us a very realistic, informative and down to earth presentation on how No Strings Attached Ministries helps those that have been sexual exploited recover and learn to live a healed and productive life free from abuse. After her presentation, Lisa was presented a speaker’s certificate of appreciation from club Vice President David Miranda. With this certificate also goes a donation in Lisa’s name to the Madison High School Interact Club’s Food Pantry.

Our guest speaker on February 11th was 
Fulya Seker. Fulya spoke to us on behalf of the Raindrop Foundation of San Antonio (RFSA). Founded by Muslim Turkish-Americans affiliated with Hizmet Movement, the mission of Raindrop Foundation San Antonio (RFSA) is to build mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation at the grassroots level among people of diverse faiths and cultures, with the ultimate intention of contributing to global peace. In addition to speaking to us about the RFSA, Fulya told us about the period of time that she and her husband lived in Turkey. It was a very moving and passionate story.