ROTARY SPOKES

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 12 noon at the Caf’ at the Depot. Student Rotarian Roger Gass was present for his first visit. He is the son of Roland and Rosalyn Gass of Brady. He has three siblings, Rochelle Davis, Robert Gass and Roxanne Gass. A student at Brady High School, he is involved with the Interact Club, FTA, FCCLA, the Youth Alive Bible Club, the National Honor Society and band. He was the high point boy of his junior class, is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and is ranked ninth in his senior class. A member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, he attended the Texas American Legion Boys State, is treasurer of the Youth Alive Bible Club, is the senior representative of Inter Act and was nominated for a National Honor Society scholarship. He plans to attend Texas A&M University or Angelo State University after graduation. He hopes to become a meteorologist. Lynn Munden told the members that we are sending five BHS students to the RYLA conference in new Braunfels Jan. 18. Two will be counselors. Also, the Interact Club will sponsor a bike-a-thon April 6. The members were informed that the flag invitation letters will be mailed this week, and our first flag participation will be Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King holiday). We have been asked to donate quilts or blankets, either used or new, for needy families. You may contact Cynthia Quinn at 597-1571 or at the First United Methodist Church. Program chairman Bill Man introduced Lynn Farris, owner of the local radio station who gave a brief resume of his schooling and work before he came to Brady. He was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma University majoring in stage craft and drama. He also did broadcasting. Lynn was in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam War. He later worked for Procter & Gamble Co. for four years before moving to Dallas in 1979. He bought KNEL in 1995. He told a little history of KNEL’it was started in 1935, the only A.M. radio station in this area, and was the 12th radio stationed opened in the state of Texas. The F.M. channel was introduced in 1978. He said that KNEL’s primary objective is the needs and interests of people in this locale’Brady, Mason, Menard, Eden and other small communities. Lynn and his wife, Lucille, have two grown sons who live out-of-state. The Rotary Gift of the Month was won by Max Gordon’a letter opener and a pocket tape measure. The $2 bill was won by Clay Jones for knowing that the Rotary Foundation was started in 1918 with $26.50. Brad Bowen was nominated for the president of the Brady Rotary Club beginning July 1, 2003. Program chairman for Jan. 15 is Wadena McAlister.

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