Tuesday evening meeting
A Safety Awareness program to serve as a refresher and reminder about keeping ourselves safe as we go about our daily business. This is important for all persons: male/female, adult/child - in our business visits and personal - especially now during the holiday season. The Rockport Rotary Evening Meeting has made arrangements with Commander Larry Sinclair of the Rockport PD to come to our Rotary meeting on Tuesday, November 29th to speak. You are invited to attend and bring your spouse and friends and neighbors. This is open to the public and should be interesting and informative for everyone.
Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Meeting is from 6-7 pm at the Key Allegro Yacht Club. Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
Thursday Noon Meeting
Our program is Awad Abdelgadir, President and Chairperson of the Mother Maryam Foundation (www.mothermaryam.org). Awad A. Abdelgadir grew up in Zawrat village in Northern Province, Sudan. He is the son of Mother Maryam and dedicates projects to his mother's memory and to all mothers. He runs Nile Valley Herbs, Inc., which produces and markets hibiscus tea and supports humanitarian activity. He also teaches at St. Edward's University in Austin Texas. He is a member of South Austin Rotary Club.Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
- Thieving Elves Christmas Program for the Noon Meeting - Review the Rules here
- Thieving Elves Christmas Program for the Evening Meeting - Review the Rules here
December 22 and 29
- Noon Meeting will NOT meet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
- RYLA Conference
- Lone Star PETS - President Elect Training Seminar
- Taste of Rockport
- District 4 Way Test Speech Contest, Youth Luncheon, Campus Tour, TAMU-Kingsville
- Foundation Awards Luncheon & Grant Management Training for 2017-2018 Grants
- Conference of Rotary Clubs - District 5930 - Starts in Harlingen for Thursday, Friday-Sunday in Rockport-Fulton
- District Assembly for 2017-2018 - TAMU-Kingsville
We have been talking for quite some time now about the need to have a Safety Awareness program to serve as a refresher and reminder about keeping ourselves safe as we go about our daily business. This is important for all persons: male/female, adult/child - in our business visits and personal - especially now during the holiday season.
The Rockport Rotary Evening Meeting has made arrangements with Commander Larry Sinclair of the Rockport PD to come to our Rotary meeting on Tuesday, November 29th to speak. You are invited to attend and bring your spouse and friends and neighbors. This is open to the public and should be interesting and informative for everyone.
The program will start at 6 pm at the Kay Allegro Yacht Club Tuesday, November 29th. I'm guessing about 45 minutes to an hour. You will be able to purchase appetizers, food and drinks at the Club. When you go in, ask for the Rotary meeting and they will direct you to our meeting room.
Here is a reminder of the rules. We may need to confirm some of the variations and nuances ahead of time. The board also voted to increase the value to $20.
Thieving Elves Gift Exchange Rules
Here are the basic rules:
1. Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool
The gift exchange organizer should provide information on what type of gift people should bring. We are going to $20 limit this year.
Odyssey Live Oak Garden Grant alive and growing again. Students every Friday spend time planting, maintaining and will eventually harvest their very own garden.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
When a Rotarian gives $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant, he/she receives a pin and certificate that recognizes him/her as a Paul Harris Fellow. A Rotarian may also recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow by giving that amount in their name. Generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for their commitment.
During our noon meeting on November 10, 2016, Rotarian Angela Attal (below left) was recognized by Ellison Crider, District 5930's Foundation Char and Terri Whitman, Rockport's Foundation Chair with her Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate. Terri and Ellison also recognized Mary Channell (below center), wife of Rotarian Jerry Channell, with her Paul Harris +3 pin. We thank Angela and Mary & Jerry for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.
Every Rotarian should strive to be a Paul Harris Fellow because for each PHF named, we know that $1000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation. Similarly, for each sapphire or ruby added to a Rotarian’s PHF pin, an additional $1000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation. We should celebrate each of these milestones (and gem stones) for what they represent. That is, a gift to The Rotary Foundation and an opportunity to do even more good in the world through the Foundation.
Interested in Rotary in Rockport?
If you are interested in joining Rotary, and would like to attend an upcoming meeting, please contact any of the Officers and Directors listed in the right column.