the weekly newsletter of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club

We were pleased to welcome back Justin Moore as our guest speaker on June 2, 2020.  Justin first visited us several years ago when we were still meeting at The Lion & Rose. Justin is the Owner and Chief Pilot of Airborne Aerial Photography. Justin gave us a drone update, telling us how the tech and application of this tech has changed quite a bit since he last spoke with us several years ago. For example, Justin said that we now use aerial photography to monitor the construction of the land bridge at Phil Hardberger Park.  He is also working with Las Misiones to document the Spanish Missions in San Antonio. He also told us that drone photography has been a standard part of industries like construction and cinematography.  

Justin has also penned a book titled “Drone - Photography Basics”, published by Amherst Media. He donated a copy of his book that we could use as a raffle prize. Thank you Justin.  
We were pleased to welcome 
Tim Morrow, President / CEO of the 
San Antonio Zoological Society, as our guest speaker at our Tuesday, July 14th meeting via Zoom.  The San Antonio Zoological Society operates the 
San Antonio Zoo, the Will Smith Zoo School, the Center for Conservation and Research, Kiddie Part, and Starbucks at the 
San Antonio Zoo.
Tim presented several videos on what has been happening over the last few years at the San Antonio Zoo.  He also gave us an update on how the San Antonio Zoo is dealing with the current 
COVID-19 pandemic.  
Thank you very much Tim 
for your presentation.
No Nor'easter for July 28th due to our fundraiser at Willie's Grill and Icehouse
Jan King was our guest speaker on 
August 11th.  Being both a Rotarian and a Toastmaster, Jan spoke to us about the Alliance between Rotary and Toastmasters to help grow professionally and make a difference in our communities.
We were pleased to welcome George Green as our guest speaker on August 18th.  George is the CEO and Artistic Director of The Public Theater of San Antonio.  George updated us on the challenges and accomplishments that the theater has been experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the saying goes, “the show must go on”.  George talked about the upcoming 2020-2ONE season at The Public Theater, which will all consist of one person shows in order stop the spread of COVID-19.  George showed us a video showing a summary of all the upcoming shows which will start in September.

One of our participants for the meeting was Tom Spencer.  Tom is a friend of Dan Clark.  Dan met Tom when he was visiting England a couple of years ago.  Tom is also a Rotarian.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Balgownie in Scotland.  While our meeting started at 6:00 p.m. local time in San Antonio, it was midnight in Aberdeen.  Thank you Tom for joining us from across the pond.