Thursday Noon Meeting  - 17th

Vocational Award for August - Project chair Cynthia Middleton assisted this month by Myra Kline.
 

Vocational-Classification-Member Game

Several names will be pulled randomly from a basket. Those members will be asked the following questions:
  • Your profession:
    • Where you work now and what you do
    • What the business sells
    • Why you chose your particular business or profession
  • Where you grew up
  • Educational background
  • Family
  • Reasons for joining the Rockport Rotary Club
  • What do you consider to be the most important question from our 4 Way Test and why.
Each member will have 5-7 minutes to share this information. We will continue this game next month and beyond during our Vocational Award meetings.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

 

Club Meeting this week - Thurs the 17th 2017-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
There are several positions that still need to be filled for this year. Please think carefully and see if you can fill one of these positions. Contact Yvonne Perez or Terri Whitman if you are interested or need more information.
 
  1. President-Elect
    • would serve as president 2018-2018 with DG Andy Hagan
    • LS PETS training - Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018
  2. Interact Adviser
    • Need to connect with the High School Interact club and adviser at least twice a year
    • gather and share information with the Interact members from Club, District and Rotary International
  3. RYLA Adviser (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
    • Connect with HS counselors to identify students
    • Coordinate transportation to and from the vent in February
  4. 4 Way Test Adviser
    • Connect with HS counselors to identify students
    • Work with students to provide guidance on what the speeches should represent
    • Coordinate with Area Assistant Governor and District chair on the additional contests
  5. Trash Pickup Project Leader
    • setup and lead the two trash pickup annually
  6. Facebook Poster
    • post and share meeting information on Facebook
Your Club needs a few good .... 2017-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 10th

HALO-Flight presented by Danado Saltarelli

- A non-profit helicopter emergency medical service for south Texas.

HALO-Flight is just one link in the chain of survival for critically ill and injured patients. Other links include first responders, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, nurses, physicians, and specialists at area hospitals. Each of these links must be strong in order for the patient to have the best chance of survival.
HALO-Flight’s service area covers 26 counties, 28,000 square miles and a population of more than one million. With bases in Corpus Christi, Alice, and Beeville, Texas, and in conjunction with regional hospitals, EMS, & law enforcement agencies, HALO-Flight was established to provide the quickest response time and highest quality of care to the critically ill and injured while enroute to regional hospitals as well as patient transfers to facilities outside the region such as San Antonio, Houston and Austin.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

 

Club Meeting this week - Thurs the 10th 2017-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
For those that couldn't attend last week - or those that need a short recap. 
 
Dues and Billings are being done with a different program. Why?
  1. You as a member have 24/7/365 access to your account balance through the club website. Directions can be downloaded here.
  2. You will need your username and password. Directions to find them and login can be found here.
  3. Bills will be sent via email on the last day of each month. 
  4. Bills can be paid via credit card, if desired. Links are on the statement or within your account login.
Starting October 1, any member with a balance that is 60 days or more overdue will need to pay cash for lunches.
 
ClubRunner, our website and database provider is now providing a Free app for our members. Please read the story about it here.
 
Please contact Nancy Paulson, Treasurer if you have any questions.
 
News from the Treasurer and Recap of Last Week's Meeting 2017-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 4.0.3 or better.
 
 
Read More and watch a video.
ClubRunner App 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 3rd

New Features and Activities with the Website, Dues and an App!

Nancy Paulson will demonstrate some new features of the website. She will also share news about dues and billing. There is also a new smartphone app available to members. (Well maybe not Darren and Gerry since they still use a flip phone! And they are proud of that!)
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

Tuesday evening meeting - 1st

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 1st & Thurs the 3rd 2017-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Help shape a child's mind by reading to them three times a week. When you read to a child they develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school. Sadly, not all children have books in their homes. That's why in 2011 H‑E‑B launched Read 3. Since 2011, H‑E‑B has donated nearly 3 million books to children in need.
 
Members are encouraged to promote this program and its opportunities to family, friends and neighbors. There are some opportunities that we as a club could participate in. President Yvonne and your Board will be checking out the possibilities during an up-coming meeting.
 
HEB read 3 Program 2017-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Dear fellow Rotarians,
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the sad news that the President-elect of Rotary International, Sam F. Owori, died last night as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery.

In this difficult time, I ask you to keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family, and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.
Sam was a special person in so many ways, and his unexpected death is a huge loss to Rotary, his community, and the world. We will provide more details on plans to celebrate his life as they become available.

From the perspective of Rotary leadership, we will share information on the impact and the path forward as a result of Sam’s passing. In addition, we are establishing a memorial fund in Sam’s honor and will provide further details soon.

With enormous sadness,
Ian
A message from our Rotary International President 2017-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 20th

Our guest today is our District Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara

Betty Ramirez-Lara is the President/Owner of Utilities Services Experts USA, an Energy Brokerage Firm for consumer use. Betty raised 2 boys as a single mother. Year 2001, a banker friend said, “Let’s Go to Lunch” in her hometown of Weslaco, Texas. Betty instantly saw the value of becoming a member of the World’s biggest humanitarian service organization, Rotary International. Betty is a first generation U.S. citizen and first generation Rotarian.

Betty met and married her Rotary husband Adam Lara in 2008 as he was making up a meeting at her Rotary Club, then McAllen North Rotary Club. As of 4 years ago, she is a Proud Member of McAllen South Rotary Club.

Betty has received Rotary International’s Avenues of Service Citation Award 2013-2014, Service Above Self Award 2012-2013, Rotarian of the Year Award 2011-2012, a Paul Harris Fellow +5, Paul Harris Society Member, Bequest Society Member.

Betty served as McAllen North Rotary Club President in 2009-2010, Asst. Governor 2011-2014, District Grants Subcommittee Chair since 2014, District Foundation Chair 2015-2016.

DG Betty will be accompanied by her husband Adam, a member of the McAllen Rotary Club, and Nancy Ross, our Assistant Governor for Area 3 from Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club. 

The evening before - July 19 we will host a Board Meeting from 5:30 - 6:45 and then a Dinner at 7:00.

The location is Latitude 28 02, 105 N Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382. Spouses of Board members, all club members and spouses or significant others are invited to join us for the Dinner. It will be a prix fixe ("fixed price") of around $20.

Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

Tuesday evening meeting - 18th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 18th & Thurs the 20th 2017-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
District 5930's District Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara will visit the club during our meeting on July 20. The evening before - July 19 we will host a Board Meeting from 5:30 - 6:45 and then a Dinner at 7:00.
The location will be Latitude 28 02, 105 N Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382. Spouses of Board members, all club members and spouses or significant others are invited to join us for the Dinner. It will be a prix fixe ("fixed price") of around $20. Menu choices are 
  • Chicken Florentine,
  • Stuffed Shrimp,
  • Fish Gilroy or
  • Beef Burgandy -
  • all will come with a salad and appropriate sides, tea, water or coffee.
  • Desserts and alcohol will be on your own.
An invitation will be sent via email to all members once all the details are known. But save the date if you are interested.
Visit from District Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara 2017-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Two hard workers got an award from Out Going President Stephenie Cochran. Phil Albin for TV images and sound system setup and Jerry Channell for our banners of banners.
 
Our Guest Speaker on July 6 Patricia Arnold share about the varied services of Aransas County Medical Services Inc. (ACMSI)  We are a 501 C-3 non profit corporation our goals are to be a community resources of Aransas County.Aransas County Medical Services Inc. (ACMSI) We are a 501 C-3 non profit corporation our goals are to be a community resources of Aransas County. She also shared about the 211 Helpline service offered to all residents of Aransas County.
 
Becky Mays also joined her and shared About the First Responders Ball on July 22 at the Northshore Country Club. More information can be found on Facebook and by calling or emailing Becky or Patricia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The last part of our program was a final Scholarship recipient.
Madison Stacy, a returning student was awarded a grant. She was joined by her father. She is able to go loan free this year with the help of our scholarship and working to pay the fees and tuition. She is having fun, learning a lot and finally getting to the meat of her program - speech pathology.
 
 
 
 
Catching up on pictures 2017-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 4th

Cancelled for the Holiday - Please be safe and have fun with Family and Friends.
 
Meeting is from 6-7 pm at the Key Allegro Yacht Club (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 6th

Our guest today is Patricia Arnold ACMSI telling us about the Texas 211 Program. Read her bio here.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 4th & Thurs the 6th 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 27th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 29th

Installation of Yvonne Perez as President and the Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs for 2017-2018. District Governor for 2016-2017 Debbie High will be joining us to install our Leadership for this next year.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 27th & Thurs the 29th 2017-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Service Project - Community Table 2017-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 20th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 22nd

Rotarian Steve Clarkson with the next group of Scholarship students.
  1. EMILY SPEARS
  2. CAMERON CHILDERS
  3. RAYANNE GARCIA
  4.  MADISON STACY
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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Steve Clarkson, Foundation President with the recipients of our scholarships at the June 1 meeting. All are returning students.
 
  1. CLAIRE HARTMAN
  2. JENNY BETH HARRIS
  3. MADELYN VAUGHN
  4. REANNA ZUNIGA
  5. MADISON ZUNIGA
Scholarship Students 2017 2017-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Our Vocational Award for this month was awarded to Cindy Grieves and long-time resident and work in Rockport. Cindy has worked a variety of jobs for a variety of folks - always keeping in mid the customer and service to their needs.
Vocational Award for June 2017-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 13th

Our guest today is Dr. Justin Hensley, MD discussing Free Standing ERs.

Yes - Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County are getting an Emergency Room - open and manned by Board-certified ER physicians - 24/7/365. Dr Hensley will have a PowerPoint presentation showing the ends and outs of Free Standing ERs. The facility is slated to open mid-August. 

 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

Tuesday evening meeting - 11th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 11th & Thurs the 13th 2017-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 13th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 15th

Rotarian Steve Clarkson with the next group of Scholarship students.
  1. CLAIRE HARTMAN
  2. JENNY BETH HARRIS
  3. MADELYN VAUGHN
  4. REANNA ZUNIGA
  5. MADISON ZUNIGA
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 13th & Thurs the 15th 2017-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
 
Steve Clarkson, Foundation President with the recipients of our scholarships at the June 1 meeting.
 
  1. KATHERINE HAMILTON
  2. HALEY SINCLAIR
  3. CHASE RESENDEZ
Scholarship Students Part 2 2017 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 6th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 8th

Rotarian Steve Clarkson with the next group of Scholarship students.
  1. ALEXANDER PARKER
  2. BRYNN GROVER
  3. CHRISTIAN NGUYEN
  4. ANGEL ALCALA
  5. MORELLE TUCKER
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 6th & Thurs the 8th 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rockport Rotary Project of the Trash Pickup along Pearl Street (hwy 2165) on 5/20/17.  It was again a combination of people from the LDS church (9). Rockport Rotary (3)  Interact Club (1).  Great workers.  Thanks to the City of Rockport for the use of their Trash Pickers and vests and to the Texas Dept. of Transportation for Bags, vests and for picking up the bags of trash once it has been accumulated.
Rockport Rotary Project of the Trash Pickup 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Here is a picture recap of recent meeting programs.

Teachers of the year honored at our 5–25–17 meeting Candace Ochoa and David Swartout with Joey Patek.
Congratulations to Trisha Place Harrell! She received the Vocation Award for 38 years at Jerry's Pharmacy now CVS Pharmacy.
SOTM for May -Morelle Tucker and her parents with Adelaide MarlattOne of our Scholarship awardees, returning student Savanna Smith with Steve Clarkson.
Banner presented to the club at the District Conference for Giving during Kathy's RY 2015-2016.May 11's program was an update on our District grant at Live Oak Learning with Principal Robin Rice.
 
Catch-up on recent Programs 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 30th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 1st

Rotarian Steve Clarkson with the first group of Scholarship students.
  1. KATHERINE HAMILTON
  2. LINDSAY GARCIA
  3. CHASE RESENDEZ
  4. HALEY SINCLAIR
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 30th & Thurs the 1st 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 23rd

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 25th

Rotarian Joey Patek will introduce us to the campus/level 2017 Educator of the Year selections for Aransas County ISD.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 23rd & Thurs the 25th 2017-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 16th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 18th

Adelaide will introduce our Student of The Month - Morelle Tucker. She is a varsity tennis player, coach for the middle school program and National Honor Society member. She has some interesting college and career plans. Come Thursday to find out.
 
Steve Clarkson will introduce and award one of our Scholarship awardees. Returning student Savanna Smith will be joining us on Thursday.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 16th & Thurs the 18th 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations and Thanks

to the members who were elected to serve the club for 2017-2018.

President-Elect Yvonne Perez is looking for someone to fill the positions that have no one listed. Several opportunities for your service.

Board of Directors 
PresidentYvonne Perez
President-Elect 
Vice PresidentTerri Whitman
SecretaryPhyllis Kline
TreasurerPhyllis Kline
Sergeant at ArmsDarren Sigwald
Immediate Past PresidentStephenie Cochran
Rotary FoundationJulie Roman
Evening Meeting ChairpersonJim Elder
DirectorNancy Paulson
  
  
Committee Chairs 
Club AdministrationDiane Probst
Membership 
Public Relations 
Service ProjectsDiane Probst
Taste of Rockport-Fulton 
Oysterfest 
Scholarship Foundation President  Steve Clarkson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 Club Officers and Directors Nancy Paulson 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
This is another of the film series in conjunction with the Rockport Film Festival.
 
Screening: The Doo Dah Man
Two lives intersect when a conman running from the police and a college boy running from his past meet on the lonely highways of America's southwest.

Filmed in Rockport, TX, this is a great film, and the filmmakers will be in attendance.

When
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Film starts at 6:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM

Where
106 S Austin

Cost
$10 Suggested Donation. All proceeds go towards infrastructure for the Rockport Film Festival

 
A Screening for the Rockport Film Festival 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 9th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 4th

Program is Up by Stephenie Cochran.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 9th & Thurs the 11th 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 2nd

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 4th

Meeting location is changed - Come to Paws & Taws Fulton Convention. We will be setting up for the District Conference. Lunch will be provided at 12 noon.
Jobs for all levels of abilities and capabilities.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club Changed for May 4.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 2nd & Thurs the 4th 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Martha McLeod and students from the Fulton Learning Center, ACISD visited the club on April 13. They will give us an update on their birding program and new bird booklet.
 
Presentation of Rotary mug following Martha McLeod's program today on FLC birding program and bird booklet. Rose Tran, Principal of FLC, and Allie Cochran also in attendance.
Birding Program at Fulton Learning Center 2017-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
Important Dates 2017-04-16 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 18th

Discussion topics:
  • Guest speaker Nicole Barnes from Kailo concerning the Refinery Terminal Fire Company.
  • Meeting location for the 25th has been changed to Nancy's House for a service project. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 20th

Our program today is Student of the Month and Vocational Award.
 
Come to  Nancy's House for a service project on next Tuesday, April 25. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 18th & Thurs the 20th 2017-04-16 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 4th

Discussion topics:
  • Fundraising brainstorming, Senior citizen/elder service project and speakers.
  • Next week the 18th - Guest speaker Nicole Barnes from Kailo concerning the Refinery Terminal Fire Company.
  • Meeting location for the 25th has been changed to Nancy's House for a service project. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 6th

Our program today is Martha McLeod and students from the Fulton Learning Center, ACISD. They will give us an update on their birding program and new bird booklet.
Student Authors
Fulton 4-5 Learning Center
4th grade — Kade Alston, Brent Birdwell, Cannon Chapman, Allison Cochran, Kaleb Conner, Talon Kenfield, Hudson King, and Keaton Solis
5th grade — Beau Blankenship, Camryn Cruzan, Carter Nguyen Engel, Laila Flowers, Emma Groseclose, Hayden Hoover, Michael Jones, and Brody Karl
Rockport-Fulton Middle School
6th grade — Kate Hill and Sam Holden
7th grade — Cole Chapman
 
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 11th & Thurs the 13th 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Jake Manlove,  winner of the Club's 4 Way Test Speech Contest, won the Area 3 contest. This advanced him to the District contest held on April 1 at TAMU-Kingsville.
 
While Jake was able to compete, he couldn't stay to receive his award plaque and check. Jake joined our meeting on April 6 to receive these items. They were presented by our Chairperson, Calvin Scholz. District Governor Debbie High was also in attendance and helped congratulate our winner.
 
Good Job Jake!
4 Way Speech Contest winner receives award 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
I got a sneak peak at the awards being given. I think Rockport Rotary Club is being awarded during the luncheon. Editor's note: This was confirmed 4/6 by DG Debbie High. We are in fact getting some awards - more than one.
Last I heard Yvonne wanted to write a grant for next your. Additional members of our club need to be trained if she/we want to pursue this funding source. Club normally pays for members to attend district training. Nancy
 

Annual Foundation Awards Luncheon for District 5930

Come and hear first hand about another person FLYING HIGH WITH ROTARY.
Amanda Lewis, Global Scholar, sponsored by Kingsville Rotary and D5930.

Register Now Just $26.50

Followed by Grants Certification Training
Solomon Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78401
April 22, 2017


 
Annual Foundation Awards Luncheon 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 4th

Discussion topics:
  • Fundraising brainstorming, Senior citizen/elder service project and speakers.
  • Next week the 18th - Guest speaker Nicole Barnes from Kailo concerning the Refinery Terminal Fire Company.
  • Meeting location for the 25th has been changed to Nancy's House for a service project. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 6th

Our program today is Martha McLeod and students from the Fulton Learning Center, ACISD. They will give us an update on their birding program and new bird booklet.
Student Authors
Fulton 4-5 Learning Center
4th grade — Kade Alston, Brent Birdwell, Cannon Chapman, Allison Cochran, Kaleb Conner, Talon Kenfield, Hudson King, and Keaton Solis
5th grade — Beau Blankenship, Camryn Cruzan, Carter Nguyen Engel, Laila Flowers, Emma Groseclose, Hayden Hoover, Michael Jones, and Brody Karl
Rockport-Fulton Middle School
6th grade — Kate Hill and Sam Holden
7th grade — Cole Chapman
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 11th and Thurs the 13th 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
It is happening HERE! District 5930's Conference of Rotary Clubs.
 

Conference 2017

We are planning a CELEBRATION!!
May 4-7, 2017
 
Terri Whitman and JD Simpson are co-chairs. If they haven't already reached to ask you to help in some way -  please don't be surprised if they do.
 
The club has been asked to host the Hospitality Room on Thursday evening. We do not expect a large number of folks, but want to welcome those to do come in that night. It will be at the Cottage at Inn at Fulton Harbor Hotel.
 
Flyers for Amanda Wirtz will be available for distribution to local businesses for posting in their windows on Wednesday. Please stop Nancy's to pick up a supply. A supply will also be at the meeting on Thursday.
 
Please read this for other needs for the conference. What the Planning Committee needs from Clubs & Rotarians
Get Ready for District Conference 2017-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
The March Student of the Month, Kristin Wilson.

Kristin is the daughter of David and Veronica Wilson.  Throughout high school, she participated in the NJROTC program and served as a member of the Unarmed Drill, Physical Fitness, and Academic teams.  Kristin is an active member of the National Honor Society and volunteers in the Children's Ministry at Church Unlimited.

After high school, Kristin will attend Texas A&M at Corpus Christi to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education to pursue a career in education.  She will work towards a Masters Degree in Education.

Student of the Month - March 2017-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Carl Stubbs. Recognized today at Rotary with the Vocational Award of the Month for outstanding support and service to the community.
Vocational Award in March 2017-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 4th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 6th

Our program today is Tanner Twomey of the CC Hooks. He will give us an update on the Corpus Christi Hooks Season.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 4th and Thurs the 6th 2017-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Jake Manlove receiving the $300 check for winning first place in the Area 4-Way Test Speech Contest.  The local contest was coordinated by Calvin Scholz and he was helpful to Jake in preparing for the Area Contest.  Area contestants were the winners from Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas and Ingleside clubs.   PDG J.D. Simpson was filling in for Stephenie as President of our club.

 

Jake now goes to District - Let's support our student.

District competition on Saturday April 1 at the Student Union Building on the Texas A&M Kingsville Campus. It will be followed by a luncheon with guest speaker David Postic. Cost is just $26.50 per person.

 

4 WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST & Youth Luncheon

Saturday, April 1, 2017
TAMU Kingsville
Guest Speaker - David Postic
 

REGISTER NOW



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Tuesday evening meeting - 28th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.
 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 30th

Our program today is Student of the Month and Vocational awards. The March Student of the Month, Kristin Wilson.

Kristin is the daughter of David and Veronica Wilson.  Throughout high school, she participated in the NJROTC program and served as a member of the Unarmed Drill, Physical Fitness, and Academic teams.  Kristin is an active member of the National Honor Society and volunteers in the Children's Ministry at Church Unlimited.

After high school, Kristin will attend Texas A&M at Corpus Christi to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education to pursue a career in education.  She will work towards a Masters Degree in Education.

Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 28th and Thurs the 30th 2017-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 21st

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 23rd

Our program today is an update on the Aransas Pathways Project. Representing the Group are John Strohman, Tom Callan and DeMcLallen. The website is www.AransasPathways.com.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 21st and Thurs the 23rd 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 14th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 16th

Program is a report from Malcolm Dieckow and Keith Barrett.
Come hear about the new marina
Malcolm Dieckow is the  Chairman of the Aransas County Navigation District.
Keith Barrett is the Harbor Master.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week Tues the 14th and Thurs the 16th 2017-03-06 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 7th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 9th

Program is a report from the Chamber of Commerce on Business Development/growth in this Rockport-Fulton area.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week Tues the 7th and Thurs the 9th 2017-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Our president Elect Yvonne Perez attend LSPETS this past weekend. Our PDG JD Simpson also attended. JD made sure Yvonne got to be seated at one of the head tables at the Friday night dinner. She was introduced to Past Rotary International President Richard King. PDG JD Simpson was Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
Our Members at PETS 2017-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 28th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 2nd

Program is our students competing in the Four Way Speech Competition.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week Tues the 28th and Thurs the 2nd 2017-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 21st

Discussion topics:
  • Speaker - A World For Children Director Clarissa arranged by Julie Roman
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 23rd

Program is our students we sent to RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
We will have 3 students at the Rotary meeting next week to tell about their RYLA experience.  Our students visitors will be Helen Hartman, Daneilla Lovett, and Sophie Vaughn - Great outstanding students. 
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week Tues the 21st and Thurs the 23rd 2017-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
February 23-26
  • Lone Star PETS - President Elect Training Seminar
March 2-5
  • Fulton Oysterfest
March 23
  • Taste of Rockport
April 1
  • District 4 Way Test Speech Contest, Youth Luncheon, Campus Tour, TAMU-Kingsville
April 22
  • Foundation Awards Luncheon & Grant Management Training for 2017-2018 Grants
May 4-7
  • Conference of Rotary Clubs - District 5930 - Starts in Harlingen for Thursday, Friday-Sunday in Rockport-Fulton
May 20
  • District Assembly for 2017-2018
June 10-14
 
Dates to Put on Your Calendar 2017-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 14th

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • 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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 16th

Program is Student of the Month with Adelaide Marlatt.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 14th and Thurs the 16th 2017-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 31st

Discussion topics:
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
  • Elderly resources, speakers and possible project
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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 26th

Speaker and Program is Vickie Merchant sharing about the History Center for Aransas County. 

The History Center for Aransas County showcases local heritage.  Outdoor and indoor exhibits tell the stories of the real people of Aransas County. The Center provides space for displays, workshops, meetings and gatherings.

Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 31st and Thurs the 2nd 2017-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Billions of people throughout the globe have a BAD day,  daily! They are challenged each and every day with seeking to find enough food to eat, shelter to protect  and clean drinking water to keep them alive. Rotarians are helping. 
 
 
 
Funny - Diaper Executives 2017-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Hi Everyone,
 
I want to let you know of something exciting event happening in conjunction with the Film Festival. One of the short films - “A Line in the Sand” has a longer version that we are screening on Monday, January 30, starting at 5:30 at 106 S Austin St (the old Kline building). 
 
The screening will be free, but a $10 donation is suggested. We’ll also have free beverages and candy/popcorn for sale. The funds raised will go toward purchasing a bigger screen, better projector, and better speakers for our outdoor screenings. (Every year the screen size and sound quality is the biggest complaint at our Red Carpet Party).
 
I’m really excited about this film! It was the second highest voted short we screened at the Festival. And I really hope we can raise enough money to purchase some better infrastructure for our outdoor screenings. 
 
I’ve got another film that I’m working on getting to screen in a similar fashion in February. I just wanted to keep y’all in the loop. Hope you see you all there!
 
Elena from Rockport Center for the Arts.
Free Screening: "A Line in the Sand" 2017-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
Too often in this life we are too quick to judge. Too quick to anger. Too quick to retaliate. Rotarians are attempting to make a paradigm shift in the world to bring more understanding and peace by encouraging and fostering understanding among people of different cultures. Working to bring peace and understand to a world that needs it – Rotary.
 
 
Funny - Daddy 2017-01-22 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 24th

Discussion topics:
  • District Conference and our assistance
  • Open positions in the club for next year
  • Global Grant and Women's Shelter project
  • Topics and speakers for upcoming weeks
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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 26th

Speaker and Program is Norma Martinez and Aim Hospice.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 24th and Thurs the 26th 2017-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
In early December the club had a guest speaker - Awad from Sudan - who asked if any of us had old laptops to give to a project he runs where students repair and reuse the laptops.
 
JD Simpson is still collecting them. Melvin Dreiss already gave one. Laptops can be dropped off at JD's office - Dockside Properties, 2738 TX-35 BUS, Rockport, TX 78382 (beside Panjo's) or call JD and he will pick it up 361-550-2907.
 
Awad will be coming to Rockport again on about the 26-27th of January to get whatever has been given.
Laptop Computers for Awad 2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 17th

Guest Speaker: Art Zeitler, PDG and Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Discussion topics:
  • Global Grant and Women's Shelter project
Service Project: Join us for CPS delivery of totes and blankets - Wednesday, Jan 18 at 9:45 at Children's Protective Services (CPS) offices in Aransas Pass at 524 S Commercial St,  78336
 
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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 19th

Program is Student of the Month for January and catchup SOTM. January's is Jordan Bogaards, an active member of the Computer Science UIL Team.
 
Our Catch up SOTM is Brynne Grover form December.
Brynn is the daughter of Jill and Guy Sinclair.  Throughout high school, she participated in volleyball, basketball, softball, track, and golf.  She also competed in UIL journalism.  In addition to her membership in the National Honors Society and the yearbook, she is an active member of the Young Life and the First Baptist Church.
After high school, Brynn plans to attend the University of Texas to pursue a degree in Communications to eventually become a location manager in the film industry.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 
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Club Meetings this week - Tues the 17th and Thurs the 19th 2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
In Rotary's fight to eradicate polio, there have been setbacks, but each time Rotarians get up and continue the race to rid the world of polio. No child deserves being cripple when a simple drop of lifesaving medicine can protect them against polio.
 
 
 
Inspirational - The Race 2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

The Wall That Heals

Veterans Memorial Wall

Arrives Feb. 1   Exhibit Feb. 2-5, 2017

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor

The Wall That Heals is an exhibition created by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to travel to communities across the United States. Featuring a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., it is also accompanied by a mobile Education Center that tells the story of the Vietnam War era and The Wall.  The exhibition will bring the experience of Vietnam to our community and will provide an opportunity for all to gain a heightened awareness of the impact and legacy of the Vietnam War.

Make contributions to help Memorialize the site, donate here or make checks to:

RF Chamber Foundation, Veteran's Wall Task Force, 319 Broadway, Rockport, TX 78382. 

For Press Release, click here

To signup to VOLUNTEER, click here.

For information on the wall, click here. http://www.vvmf.org/


Arrival, Training and Setup Feb. 1
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
 
On February 2-5 (arrives on Feb. 1), The Wall That Heals will be in Rockport Texas. Everyone is invited to visit the wall.
 
However, at the request of the people that manage the Wall That Heals, it must be manned 24 hours a day while it is here. It will be manned by volunteers. The volunteers will provide security for the Wall, but more important, they will be trained on how to help people find friends and family member's names on the Wall. The training is mandatory and will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 5:30pm. at the Festival Grounds. For everyone that is interested, please go to this link and fill in when you are available. 
 
 
The Wall That Heals 2017-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 10th

Discussion topics:
  • Global Grant and Women's Shelter project
  • Generate questions for Art Zeitler, PDG - next week's speaker
  • calendar for January-June 2017
  • outreach to other organizations for membership and partnerships
  • Service Project: Setting the date for CPS delivery of totes and blankets
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 (1796 Bay Shore Dr). Drinks, appetizers and/or dinner can be ordered.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting  - 12th

Program is Dominic Dominguez from Spohn Hospital arranged by John Jackson.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 
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Club Meetings this week - Tues the 10th and Thurs the 12th 2017-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
Sometimes as we have just witnessed in this video, all we need to do to make a difference in the world is to be there.
Rotary is!
Rotary is in 186 countries across the planet, with more than 34,000 clubs, and 1.2 million members.
Our presence is a force for good on the globe.
 
 
 
Inspirational - Red 2017-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Taste of Rockport-Fulton Chair, Terri Whitman is calling a meeting for Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 for all Rotarians to help with the planning for this year's Taste.
 
The meeting will be at Terri's office at Coldwell Banker, 404 Broadway (across from the Chamber and beside the Women's Club).
 
This year's Taste of Rockport-Fulton will be held on Thursday, March 23.
 
There is no cost, but for planning and materials - Let Terri know you will be there by clicking and Registering here.
 
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Taste of Rockport-Fulton Planning Meeting 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER WHY YOU JOINED ROTARY

OR

WHY YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN ROTARY

 
A new feature on the website for 2017 is a series of videos. While they are not about Rotary specifically, they do demonstrate a concept, idea, feature, or facet, that we as Rotarians either exhibit or maybe need to. Have fun.
 
PS - Videos don't work in all emails, so you need to go to the website to see each weekly video.
 
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New Video Series 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Long ago Rotarians learned the power of working together to achieve an objective. As a result, we are making a difference in the world.
 
Working Together 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 3rd - location change

Service Project: Preparing bags for CPS delivery
Discussion topics: Global Grant and Women's Shelter project
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 Nancy Paulson's home. Drinks and snacks will be available.

 

Thursday Noon Meeting

Program is Norma Martinez and Aim Hospice.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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Club Meetings this week - Tues the 27th and Thurs the 29th 2016-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays to one and all 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 20th

Discussion topics: Thieving Elves Christmas program. Come and have some fun sharing and  Review the Rules here.
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

Club will be dark and not meeting the next two weeks - 12/22 and 12/29. See you next year!
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 20th and Thurs the 22nd 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting - 13th

Discussion topics: upcoming service projects - CPS bags/blankets and Woman's shelter.
Next week (12/20) is Thieving Elves Christmas program. Come and have some fun sharing and  Review the Rules here.
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 - 15th

Our program is our Thieving Elves Christmas program. Come and have some fun sharing and  Review the Rules here.
 
Club will be dark and not meeting the next two weeks - 12/22 and 12/29. See you next year!
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 13th and Thurs the 15th 2016-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
December 15
December 20
December 22 and 29
  • Noon Meeting will NOT meet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
February 3-5
  • RYLA Conference
February 23-26
  • Lone Star PETS - President Elect Training Seminar
March 23
  • Taste of Rockport
April 1
  • District 4 Way Test Speech Contest, Youth Luncheon, Campus Tour, TAMU-Kingsville
April 22
  • Foundation Awards Luncheon & Grant Management Training for 2017-2018 Grants
May 4-7
  • Conference of Rotary Clubs - District 5930 - Starts in Harlingen for Thursday, Friday-Sunday in Rockport-Fulton
May 20
  • District Assembly for 2017-2018 - TAMU-Kingsville
June 10-14
 
Dates to Put on Your Calendar 2016-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Ingleside Rotary Club hope this message finds you doing well and getting ready for Christmas season.
 
We would like to invite you all to our Paul Harris Christmas Party to be held on Saturday, 17 Dec @ 6pm at the Ingleside Municipal Airport.
The gathering will be to give away Paul Harris’s to local deserving members in a public setting . . .
with the hope of sharing the good works our clubs are doing and recognize those people who have served Rotary and our Communities well. The PHF honorees will include Rotarian who have gone before us (posthumously), past presidents and  local awardee’s.
 
Details:
Who: All District 5930 Rotarians (Local Rotary clubs are encouraged (Aransas Pass, Rockport, Ingleside, Portland, Corpus Christi clubs, Sinton)
When: 17 Dec., 6-8pm
Where: Ingleside Municipal airport
How much: $25.00 tickets per person
What: Dinner and Paul Harris Program
        - estimated 8-12 PHF will be awarded by Ingleside, Aransas Pass and other local clubs (Please email Dan Korus if you have one to present)
        - Our 5930 District Governor Debbie High will be presenting the PHF awards
        - The keynote speaker will be from The Rotary Foundation discussing what the foundation does locally and worldwide
 
We would like to include as many local Rotarians and local PHF honoree's at this event.
 
Please let us know if you'd be interested in participating or coming. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
 
YIR , Dan Korus
President-Ingleside Rotary Club
361-816-9750
Paul Harris Christmas Party 2016-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

Discussion topics: upcoming service projects - CPS bags/blankets and Woman's shelter.
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 our Student of the Month and Vocational Award.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 6th and Thurs the 8th 2016-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

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.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
Club Meetings this week - Tues the 29th and Thurs the 1st 2016-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

We will be planning/discussing our Public Service activity - Safety Awareness with . Read more details here. Other discussion topics: upcoming service projects - CPS bags/blankets and Woman's shelter. 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

There is NO noon meeting this week. Please enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you are alone - contact a Rotarian, one of us will have room for another.
 
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Odyssey Live Oak Garden Grant alive and growing again.  Students every Friday spend time planting, maintaining and will eventually harvest their very own garden.  
Odyssey Live Oak Garden 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
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.
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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. 
 
Bring friends and family!  The more the Merrier and safer.  Thanks.  Hope to see you there!
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The Noon Meeting was busy on November 17. We recognized two special individuals in our community.  Hailey Sinclair was acknowledged by Rotarian Adelaide Marlatt as our November Student of the Month from Rockport-Fulton High School (right picture). Rotarian Diane Probst congratulated Shelly Stuart from the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce on doing a good job by awarding her our Vocational Award for November (left picture).
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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 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, 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.
 
 
 
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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.
 
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Rockport Rotary Club is  embracing some of the new initiatives allowed by Rotary International. We now have two meeting days/times/locations for the convenience of our members. Attend at noon, attend in the evening or attend both depending on your schedule and preference. We are all Rotarians belonging to the Rockport Rotary Club - serving the needs of our community - local, national and international.

 

Tuesday evening meeting

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 our Student of the Month. 
The Rockport Rotary Club is proud to announce the November Student of the Month, Haley Sinclair.
Haley is the daughter of Debbie and Larry Sinclair.  Throughout high school, she participated in the National Honor Society, varsity volleyball, and UIL Academics.  She is also employed at Bellino’s Italian Restaurant and volunteers her free time at Castaways.
After high school, Haley plans to pursue a STEM-related degree at the University of Texas.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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November 15
  • Comfort & Joy Bag giving to the Rockport Police Department at 2 pm
November 19
  • Adopt-a-Highway Service Project cleanup -  meet at 10 am at the corner of Enterprise and Pearl St.
February 3-5
  • RYLA Conference
February 23-26
  • Lone Star PETS - President Elect Training Seminar
March 23
  • Taste of Rockport
April 1
  • District 4 Way Test Speech Contest, Youth Luncheon, Campus Tour, TAMU-Kingsville
April 22
  • Foundation Awards Luncheon & Grant Management Training for 2017-2018 Grants
May 4-7
  • Conference of Rotary Clubs - District 5930 - Starts in Harlingen for Thursday, Friday-Sunday in Rockport-Fulton
May 20
  • District Assembly for 2017-2018 - TAMU-Kingsville
June 10-14
 
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Rockport Rotary Club is  embracing some of the new initiatives allowed by Rotary International to invigorate and expand our membership. We now have two meeting days/times/locations for the convenience of our members. Attend at noon, attend in the evening or attend both depending on your schedule and preference. We are all Rotarians belonging to the Rockport Rotary Club - serving the needs of our community - local, national and international.

Tuesday evening meeting

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 The Rotary Foundation. Our District's Foundation Chair Ellison Crider will be our speaker. He will share some exciting news about the Foundation. Ellison and Terri, our Foundation Chair, will present several Paul Harris Fellowships.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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We will be reading to the second graders attending ACISD Live Oak Learning Center. The book is Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure.
Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure is the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business. With the guidance of a mysterious voice, conveying the Four-Way Test, he turns his venture into a wonderful success and makes friends along the way.
The story was written and illustrated by Andrew J. Shoup, a local children’s book author and illustrator. And the book is jointly published by the Rotary Club of Fairborn and TokoBooks.
Each classroom will keep the hardback edition for their classroom library. Each student will get a paperback copy, and activity book and a bookmark for their personal library. Each teacher will get a lesson plan for future use of the book.
 
 
 
Andy & Elmer Come to Rockport & Fulton 2016-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

The original Adopt-a-Highway program began right here in Texas in 1985. Since then, it’s grown into a nationally and internationally recognized litter-prevention effort, saving taxpayers’ dollars and keeping our rights of way clean.

Adopt-a-Highway currently has more than 3,800 participating groups across the state, and we salute those thousands of individuals who dedicate their time to actively make a difference and keep Texas beautiful.

Rockport Rotary Club will be cleaning up our adopted two mile stretch on November 19 starting at 10 am. We have Pearl Street starting at the Texas 35 Bypass and going just beyond the Post Office. Questions - contact Adelaide Marlatt.

It’s volunteers who keep this Texas-born program going strong, and your help is needed now more than ever. Participation is simple:

  • You adopt a two-mile stretch of highway for a minimum of two years. Note: Interstate highways are not eligible for adoption.
  • You agree to pickup litter four times per year (more in some areas due to heavy traffic).
  • Adopt-a-Highway signs will be posted with your group’s name at your adopted section.
  • Adopt-a-Highway will provide your volunteers with safety vests, litterbags and safety training.
  • You bask in the glory of claiming a piece of Texas pride.
Some of the commercials from the associated Program of Don't Mess with Texas"
 
 
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Fireside Chat will be held on November 10th.  We will meet at John Jackson's house from 6-8pm.  This is a great opportunity to invite potential Rotarians!  Invite them, spouses/significant others, and anybody else who could benefit from attending Fireside Chat!
 
Members have received a food sign-up sheet.  It will also be available at this week's meetings. Please look over the food list and let me know what you would like to bring.
 
We are planning a fun event with laughs and fellowship!  This is a great opportunity to socialize with all our fellow Rotarians.
  • Enjoy social time and fellowship with fellow Rotarians!
  • Bring potential members, spouses/significant others, and friends
  • Pot Luck style meal to be served—sign up to bring a dish!
  • Bring a chair or two and beverages of choice (water provided)
  • Be prepared for a GREAT TIME and Lots of LAUGHS!!
See yall there!
Stephenie
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The Comfort and Joy Bag project is designed to hopefully bring just a bit of those two feelings to a child/young person who may need it. We have packed these bags with some basic supplies, games, toys, school supplies, journals and a stuffed bear - all in a durable zippered tote.
 
On November 15 at 2:00 the club will present the first 50 of these fun-filled bags to the Rockport Police Department's Lt. Larry Sinclair. He will distribute to individual officers and patrol cars. Any time an officer comes in contact with a child under the age of 16, they will give them one of our Comfort and Joy Bags. Contact can for any reason - fire, accident, flat tire, welfare check, etc.
 
We are hoping that these bags may comfort a weary heart and create happy moments through what we give. It is  a blessing to be able to make someone’s day brighter and better.
 
While we hope never to re-do this project of creating 50 Comfort & Joy Bags, we will be ready to supply more when the need is there.
 
Check out our Photo Album of the evening we stuffed the bags. Our District Governor Debbie High and  'First Dude' Joe were able to join us. DG Debbie was our photographer.
Comfort and Joy Bags Project 2016-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rockport Rotary Club is  embracing some of the new initiatives allowed by Rotary International to invigorate and expand our membership. We now have two meeting days/times/locations for the convenience of our members. Attend at noon, attend in the evening or attend both depending on your schedule and preference. We are all Rotarians belonging to the Rockport Rotary Club - serving the needs of our community - local, national and international.

Tuesday evening meeting

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 Laura Peterek, Texas Game Warden.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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Everyone likes to earn free money or points for rewards or free air miles. Rockport Rotarians can do the same.
Last year's board listened and authorized the establishment of Merchant Services for the club. So ...

Want to pay your dues and monthly statement by credit card ...

<<<<<<<<<<  Find this section in the right sidebar of the home page of our website.
 
If there is enough interest we can even set up recurring payments monthly or quarterly. Please let the treasurer know if your interested in this feature. Treasurer - Phyllis Kline at RockportRotaryTreasurer@outlook.com or Phyllis@phylliskline.com or 361-557-1235.
The secretary/treasurer also has a swiper for use with a smartphone for in person payments at club meetings.
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Where do film screenings take place?

Traditionally, the Thursday night Red Carpet Party and screening is held outside, under the Autumn moon. The 2016 Red Carpet Party will take place on the lawn of the recently renovated 1867 RH Wood house, located at 203 N Magnolia street in Rockport.
The screenings on Friday & Saturday take place at Rockport Cinema 4, our local theater, at 2702 Hwy 35 N.

How do I attend the festival? Where do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online through this website. Click here to buy tickets.
We recommend that you stay at the Lighthouse Inn, the official hotel of the Rockport Film Festival.

For Sponsorships - Click here for information packet.

Watch a compilation of the trailers for all five features films.

 
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Tuesday evening meeting

Please bring any items you have gathered for the Comfort and Joy Bag project.
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.
The meeting this week will be at a different location.
On October 25 - the whole Rockport Rotary Club is invited to participate in a service project. We will be stuffing the Comfort and Joy Bags at Nancy Paulson's home. Time will be the same - bring an appetizer to share - pizzas will be ordered - libations will be available. Check the Upcoming Events list for directions.

Thursday Noon Meeting

Our program is The Rockport Film Festival. Read the top story on our website. Watch a compilation of the trailers for all five features films.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Mark your calendars - On October 25 - the whole Rockport Rotary Club is invited to participate in a service project. We will be stuffing the Comfort and Joy Bags at Nancy Paulson's home. Starting at 6 pm - bring an appetizer to share - pizzas will be ordered - libations will be available. Check the Upcoming Events list for directions.
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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Tuesday evening meeting

Please bring any items you have gathered for the Comfort and Joy Bag project.
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.
 
Mark your calendars - The meeting on October 25 will be at a different location.
On October 25 - the whole Rockport Rotary Club is invited to participate in a service project. We will be stuffing the Comfort and Joy Bags at Nancy Paulson's home. Time will be the same - bring an appetizer to share - pizzas will be ordered - libations will be available. Check the Upcoming Events list for directions.

Thursday Noon Meeting

Our program is our Student of the Month. 
The Rockport Rotary Club is proud to announce the October Student of the Month, Angel Alcala.
Angel is the son of Luz and Marcos Alcala.  Throughout high school, he participated in Student Athletic Training, the National Honors Society, Student Council, Business Professional of America, and PALs.  He also devotes his time to giving back to the community through the Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassador program, Relay for Life, Pirate Landing, and playing the piano for his church.
After high school, Angel will likely attend the University of Incarnate Word and eventually attend med school to become a pediatric physician.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Please bring any items you have gathered for the Comfort and Joy Bag project to this meeting.
 
Mark your calendars - On October 25 - the whole Rockport Rotary Club is invited to participate in a service project. We will be stuffing the Comfort and Joy Bags at Nancy Paulson's home. Starting at 6 pm - bring an appetizer to share - pizzas will be ordered - libations will be available. Check the Upcoming Events list for directions.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

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 a service project led by Kathy David. Come and lend a hand while we have lunch and fellowship.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Ducks Unlimited video 2016-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

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 Steve Scheafer for Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent's waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation

Go to the website to watch a PSA video.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

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 Diane Probst telling the scoop and 411 on Seafair - October 6-9.
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

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 Diane Probst & Jim Elder with Vocational/Evening Meeting Update.  
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:30 am to 2:15 pm

Memorial Student Union Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2nd Floor)
  • 9 new interactive workshops
  • 2 General sessions packed with Rotary News “hot off the press”
  • “Gear Up! Fly High” with Sherri Muniz, Regional Rotary Coordinator Membership, Zone 21b, 2016-19
  • Touch and Go sessions “You have questions; We have answers” on
    • Club Insurance,
    • Rotary Global Awards,
    • Rotary Club Central,
    • ClubRunner,
    • Ignite membership toolkit,
    • Public Image and Rotary Awareness resources.
Send your Foundation Chair, Membership Chair, Public Relations, Officers, Directors, members, NEW members - why not just bring your whole club - everybody will go away with something and some inspiration!
 
Begin the fun and fellowship by carpooling with your friends or even arranging for a bus with your fellow Rotarians for a day of Fun, Fellowship, good Food and new Rotary information and resources.

Printable Flyer with Schedule

Registration Now Open

 
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Tuesday evening meeting

Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Guest speaker - Lonnie Matthew will share some options and insights into the CPS system for our duffel bag project.
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 the Student of the Month from Rockport-Fulton High School and our Vocational Award to a community member.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Discussion of fundraiser and service project. Work on service project - bookmarks and labels in books.
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 and speaker is Rotarian and Chamber CEO Diane Probst. Diane will be sharing about the plans and activities for HummberBird Celebration. The event happens September 15-18.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Please help get the news out that Heroes Cup Wounded Veterans will be driving into town next Wednesday, September 7th at 2:25-ish.  They have procession with Police/Sheriff escort.

Schedule: 
2:25-2:30 Hit south end of town: Downtown Austin St. to Bus Hwy 35 
2:45-3:00 RFHS 15 min stop for Patriotic Welcome 
3:00 Continue on Business Hwy 35 from RFHS to Cactus street turn-off. (Staying at LightHouse Inn) 

I've organized between the organization and the High School for their events, what a nice ending to see crowds/individuals at various spots along route waving their support to our Veterans!!! 

Please forward on to ALL!!! Make friends/anyone aware so they may stand along route to let these Veterans know they matter! 

Thank you, 
Cindy 

This is the 3-day "Thank you for your service" event where 18-25 wounded veterans come to Rockport. They are taken out fishing w/guides & there is a fishing tournament. One night there is a "Meet & Greet" BBQ Dinner. They stay in Rockport during the 3 days at Lighthouse Inn.
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Tuesday evening meeting

Guest Speaker Evening - Listen to and discuss with Richard Bianchi, Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge.  The role of the Court is to efficiently, impartially, and fairly manage and resolve a variety of conversies and disputes that are filed with and fall under its jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of this court is determined by the constitution and state statute. It is subject to change and alternation by the legislature, but generally speaking, the jurisdiction includes misdemeanor or criminal cases, class C appeals, civil matters, mental health cases and probate matters for Aransas County.
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 and speaker is Chief Tim Jayroe of The Rockport Police Department. It is the mission of the Rockport Police Department to provide the highest quality law enforcement and crime prevention services possible to our community and to work with other public and private entities to attain and sustain the highest possible quality of life for the people who reside and conduct business within our jurisdiction.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.

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Rotary’s Council on Legislation adopted two measures that are critical for our organization: clubs now have greater flexibility in when, where, and how they meet and the types of membership they offer. Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko blogs about the impact of these changes and how some clubs are already taking advantage of this new flexibility.

What defines a Rotary club? You choose 2016-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
Reasons to love Rotary right now 2016-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Discussion of fundraiser and service project.
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 and speaker is District Governor Debbie High. She will be bringing stories, examples and maybe a few challenges on how we as Rockport Rotary Club and Rotarians can "Fly High with Rotary Serving Humanity"
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
The club members and spouses/significant others are also invited to a Social with DG Debbie and Joe "First Dude" on Wednesday evening at 7 pm at LATITUDE 28°02' Restaurant and Art Gallery, 105 N Austin St. Dinner and drinks are pay your own way.
 
Board meeting will be at Latitude's from 6-7 pm.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
New member induction and discussion of fundraiser and service project.
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 and speaker is Robin Rice, Principal of Live Oak Learning Center, ACISD. Robin and Stephenie will share the details of the District grant written and received that is for the Leader in Me program at LOLC.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

Come with a Joke or card trick. We aim for fun. Bring a friend or two and join in.
Put it your calendar - New member induction - August 8th. Correction August 9
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 and speaker is Robin Rice, Principal of Live Oak Learning Center, ACISD. Robin and Stephenie will share the details of the District grant written and received that is for the Leader in Me program at LOLC.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Since the earliest days of Rotary, service to humanity has been our cornerstone and main purpose. RI President John F. Germ believes that Rotary, like no other organization, effectively brings together committed, capable professionals in a wide variety of fields, then enables them to achieve ambitious goals. Rotarians have the capacity, the network, and the knowledge to change the world. President Germ is challenging Rotarians to use their skills to catapult Rotary forward to be an even stronger force for good in the world. Read more about John Germ’s 2016-17 theme, Rotary Serving Humanity. Here are just a few ideas for activities your clubs can undertake:
  • Lead a vocational training team to teach others about your field, or participate in a team to learn more yourself
  • Apply your vocational skills to a project.
  • Collaborate with Rotary’s service partners and share ideas on a project
  • Join or work with a Rotarian Action Group on a service project. 
  • Emphasize integrity in your club by recognizing Rotarians for high ethical standards
  • Inspire others by sharing your vocational service projects on Rotary Showcase
Review the humanitarian service goals to learn how your vocational service projects can help your club qualify for the 2016-17 Presidential Citation.
Serving humanity through vocational service 2016-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

Join us for an informal round table discussion of the state of real estate and its development with Kiki DeAyala of DeAylala Properties and Islands of Rockport. 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 Christy Ilfrey from Native Dave's Plants. Topic is Native/sustainable Plants/Landscapes. The mission of the company:
We strive to make positive changes in our community by way of sustainable landscape services, public plant sales, speaking engagements and writing projects. In business and life, we are inspired to conserve, preserve, restore and celebrate Nature.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
 

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Tuesday evening meeting

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

Program is CASA - National CASA and our network of 933 local community programs support ·volunteers serving children. The role of local CASA programs is to recruit, train and support volunteers in their work with abused children.
 
There are 106 children in Aransas county that need support from CASA. New grant funds have been awarded to the local office to provide additional support in Aransas County.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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What: Presentation to Coastal Bend Troop Support - Donations and Goods
When: Tuesday, July 12 at 3:30 pm
Where: Coastal Bend Troop Support, 621 E. Market St., (across from City Hall)
 
Details: At DG Debbie High's installation, the service project was donations of goods, money and letters for the troops and CBTS. Approximately $2000 and 8 boxes of goods were donated. This is the presentation to Carla Reed and her staff. Because Rockport Rotary made a significant contribution for the installation of a flag pole and it is our hometown organization - all members of our club and community are invited.
Short notice due to trying to coordinate schedules.
Please try to include this short presentation in your schedule tomorrow and help promote Rotary and our activities in the community.
 
 
Thanks, Nancy
 
Nancy Paulson
Governor’s Aide, 2016-2017
Nancy@RockportWebSites.com
361-729-1180 office 361-463-8791 cell
Rotary International, District 5930
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Presentation to Coastal Bend Troop Support - Donations and Goods 2016-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
CELEBRATE THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL WITH #100ACTSOFGOOD 2016-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

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

Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the new Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history.

Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership.

The Council is an essential element of Rotary’s governance. Every three years, members from around the world gather in Chicago to consider proposed changes to the policies that govern the organization and its member clubs. Measures that are adopted take effect 1 July.

Essential changes for clubs and districts

2016 Council on Legislation (The numbers in parentheses identify the relevant legislative enactments).

2016 Council on Legislation Nancy Paulson 2016-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday evening meeting

Discussions on service project and possible fundraiser. 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.

Our program at the Thursday Noon Meeting

is Club Assembly. Come with ideas for the new Rotary Year - service projects, bulletins, meals, socials, fundraisers, new guidelines from RI on attendance and more. All ideas and options will be considered. As PDG JD Simpson always shares - "Think outside the box."
 
Read the story and watch the video on the website about the Council of Legislation decisions and new guidelines on attendance and meeting options.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.
 
Reminder: If you can't make the meeting - notify the new Secretary - Phyllis Kline at Phyllis@PhyllisKline.com or 361-557-1235.
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Our program at the Thursday Noon Meeting

is a review of the past year. Thanks to the board and members, 100% attendance awards, and other catch-up.
 
Meeting is from Noon-1 at the Rockport Country Club.

Tuesday evening meeting

Come visit with DG Betty Frantum (DG until midnight June 30). Discussions on service project and possible fundraiser. 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.
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June 30, 2016 - Installation of President Stephenie Cochran and officers.
  • Where: Key Allegro Yacht Club
  • When: 6-7 pm
  • Details:
    • Beverages will be provided (beer, wine, soft drinks)
    • Other drinks and food - cash, order from menu
    • Key Allegro Yacht Club has extended an invitation - anyone can stay for dinner.
    • Spouses and significant others - Welcome
    • JD Simpson - Installing Officer
Installation of 2016-2017 Officers 2016-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world


Rotary Leader

Helping club and district officers achieve success


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL

The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2016-17! Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and support basic education — as well as the historic initiative dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.

Learn more about the history of The Rotary Foundation

 

Interesting Links 2016-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

How should Rockport Rotary Club celebrate The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial?

The Rotary Foundation is turning 100, and that’s definitely something worth celebrating. Visit our Centennial website to see what’s being planned, pick up ideas for your own celebration, and brush up on your Foundation history in our interactive timeline. There are also a few other surprises. Visit the website and join the excitement.
How will you celebrate The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial? 2016-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Your Rotary Board and Leadership Team for 2016-2017 2016-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Myra Kline and Steve Clarkson presented the scholarships from the Rockport Rotary Club Charles A. Evans Scholarship Foundation to 21 students on Thursday evening, May 26, 2016.
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The Evening Meeting is suggesting and developing service project for the club - bags of comfort and joy for children in crisis. We are working to find a connection through CASA, CPS and/or Police department.
Please collect as many as possible of the items below, or any other children’s items that would fit in a mid-sized bag. Items must be new, non-violent, and non-denominational. No food or candy, please. We are targeting two age groups - "12 and under" and "over 12."
 

Here’s a list of suggestions to get you started:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Coloring books & crayons
  • Small toys for all ages
  • School supplies and stationery
  • Small toiletries: travel-size toothbrush/toothpaste, hotel soap and shampoo etc
  • Items for teens/tweens:  games, young-adult books, deodorant, makeup, trading cards
  • Baby Stuff – rattles, pacifiers, bibs, diapers, baby clothes
  • Books, journals or diaries
  • Clothing of all kinds – t-shirts, baseball hats, knit caps, scarves, socks, shoes, underwear
  • Hand held games
  • Small photo albums
  • Children love handcrafted items, too
Service Project - Providing Comfort & Joy 2016-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

What millennials love about Rotary

Millennials, an ethnically diverse, fiercely independent generation of digital natives, are doing more than just snapping selfies—they’re looking for a way to make a difference in their communities. For Rotary, the millennial era could mean an influx of young, energetic members. The percentage of Rotarians under 40 has remained fairly steady at about 10 percent in recent years, but this could be the generation that bucks the trend. Find out what these young, ambitious professionals love about Rotary and why more and more are discovering that “Rotary has everything millennials want.
 

Spend Less. Give More.

Rotary Global Rewards opens up a world of opportunities. Rotary and Rotaract members can access thousands of discounts and special offers for travel, dining, entertainment and online shopping—from leading brands all over the world.  And now create your own special offers to promote your business to the global community of Rotary. When you use Rotary Global Rewards the good you do comes back to you.

 


Polio News - Milestone switch made from tri- to bivalent OPV 

All 155 countries and territories that currently use oral polio vaccine (OPV) were expected to switch from trivalent to bivalent OPV in their routine immunization programs between 17 April and 1 May. The switch will protect children from the risk, though extremely rare, of contracting vaccine derived poliovirus, and is a critical step toward ending the disease. OPV will be removed once all wild polioviruses are eradicated. The switch has been made possible by the dedication of health workers, governments, partners and donors, and their continued support will be essential to achieving a polio-free world.
 
 
 
Highlights from Rotary International 2016-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Click to watch videoThe story behind The Agents of Polio Eradication

By Rotary communications staff  ---->>>>>>>> Click the image to watch video

How do you tell the story of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in comic-book form? That was the challenge that four Rotary staffers – Chris Brown, Brad Cowan, Kate Benzschawel and Stuart Cleland — faced in the summer of 2015. They needed an angle that would cover the major aspects of the GPEI’s work. But it had to be a story, not just a list of organizations and achievements.

Luckily, Kate had spotted “Polio Partners” in the September issue of The Rotarian, and suggested the team base the comic on the four pillars of the eradication effort – virus hunters, strategists, advocates, and immunizers. “They could be super-heroes,” said someone. “And they protect kids,” said another. “They’re the Agents of GPEI!” added a third.

That’s how it started. Soon, Stuart and Chris had written a script. Chris, whose non-Rotary alter ego is the artist 360°, began creating characters and experimenting with color and style as a paneled comic. Brad converted Chris’s work into a motion-comic, spending hours along with Kate tweaking frames, adding music and sound effects, and incorporating notes from the PolioPlus team.

The result – The Agents of Polio Eradication. We hope you enjoy it. And share it with your friends!

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Membership Drive Continues to Grow 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Disaster Relief 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
RI Council on Legislation 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

There is help for the Houston area and Rotarians.

Please read below the information from Wayne Beaumier, a Houston Rotarian and Disaster Chair for District 5890. District 5890 works with the organization Disaster Aid USA for their disaster responses.
 
 
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Guest Speaker for April 21 ... 2016-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

We raised $25,000 for scholarships this year.

Restaurants - Please support our restaurants all year. Tell them you are a Rotarian and thank them for their support.
  • Cheryl's By The Bay
  • Bellino's
  • Groovie Smoothie
  • Capt. Benny's
  • Rockport Donuts
  • Kendrick Farms BBQ
  • Caroline's Turtle Bay Cafe
  • Moondog Seaside Eatery
  • Rusty's Tropical Grill
  • Latitude 28 02
  • Paradise Key
  • K-BOB's Steakhouse
  • Mac's Pit Barbeque
  • Glow
  • Oyster House
 
Taste of Rockport 2016 Update 2016-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary is all about building lifelong friendships — connecting with fellow Rotarians across communities, cities, countries, and cultures. Just one connection can lead to a great partnership.
  • Online
  • Offline and in-person
    • You don’t have to use a computer to make a connection. Outside of your club meetings, there are lots of opportunities to meet with other Rotarians in person. Here are a number of ways to get started.
  • Other resources
Start making your connections today!
Rotary Connections 2016-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Rotary’s 111th anniversary

Are you seeking inspiration for ways to mark Rotary’s 111th anniversary on 23 February? Here are some thought-starter ideas:
  • Host a celebration party at your next club meeting.
  • Inform your social media followers on 23 February that it’s Rotary’s anniversary by changing your Facebook cover photo to a birthday cake
  • Encourage club members to bring a friend to your next meeting or to hear your next guest speaker.
  • Plan a project and invite community members to volunteer their help.
  • Sponsor a local event and use the opportunity to tell people about Rotary and about the work your club is doing in the community.
Celebrate Rotary’s 111th anniversary 2016-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

Another Opportunity to Flex your Muscles and help with the Odyssey Garden and our grant project.

 
We will be continue with the installation of the irrigation system at Odyssey Garden located at Live Oak School.  This is one of our service projects so if you are available at  1:00 pm on Feb 17th to finish the irrigation system, please join me to help out.   Here is my cell number to call if you need directions or if the weather is not looking too good for gardening. Remember you need to check in with the Odyssey office and have a photo ID.
 
Thanks,  Kathy
361 737 6885
 
Odyssey Garden Grant Project 2016-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
  • Auction items for Taste of Rockport
  • Project ideas for local service or donations from the club

Looking for a Few Good ... Memories

There is an item on the financial books called Literacy Grant. Does any one remember the details of this grant? As best we, the Board, can date is it was prior to 2007. We would the "who what when, how and how much" of this grant. Please search your memory banks and let any board member know.
 
Still looking for a Few Good ... 2016-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Interact Video Awards shows the global impact of Interact

This year Interact clubs from 25 different countries submitted videos showing how they learn leadership and share the magic of Interact. They showed the world how they make a difference in communities locally and globally. The award for “Best Video” went to the Interact Clubs of Aquinas, Central, Logan, Holmen and West Salem for their video, “iFeed.” These five Interact clubs, usually fierce competitors in sports, united a community to help end hunger. The judges also recognized three runners-up—The Interact Clubs of Geethaanjali, Hugh Boyd Secondary, and North Balwyn—for sharing their inspiring stories.

Watch all the finalist’s videos and learn how to get a head start on recording a video for next year’s campaign.

WATCH VIDEOS

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“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Rotary President-elect John Germ.
 
Learn more about the 2016-2017 theme. http://on.rotary.org/GermTheme
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Cyclists raise over $4 million in Miles to End Polio ride

The campaign to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride, held as part of El Tour de Tucson, on 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $4.4 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to more than $13.5 million.

 

European Parliament backs increased polio funding

The European Parliament passed three budget amendments on 28 October that explicitly identified polio eradication as an activity that could receive financial support from the European Union, signaling a renewed commitment to ending the disease.The parliament’s action builds on a written declaration signed earlier this year by over 400 of its members and comes at a critical time, as the global initiative works to expand on recent milestones to finish the fight against polio. 

Activities roundup

More than 1,400 music lovers, including RI President K.R. Ravindran, International PolioPlus Committee Chair Michael K. McGovern, and Global Polio Eradication Initiative Director Hamid Jafari, along with other business and community leaders, turned out for a 1 November concert in Lucerne, Switzerland. Called Music for Life and performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Basel under the direction of Giovanni Antonini, the event raised $300,000 for polio eradication. The three Rotary districts covering Switzerland and Liechtenstein raised more than $600,000 for polio eradication in 2015.

Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City netted more than $194,000 in online contributions. This year’s milestones in the fight to end polio were also shared and celebrated widely across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Here are a few highlights from events around the world.

The Rotary Club of Pays de Vitré, France, and Le Conservateur Group, a Paris-based asset management firm, raised more than $21,000 by entering a 40-foot sailboat, Le Conservateur, in a 5,400-mile trans-Atlantic race from Le Havre, France, to Itajaí, Brazil. The vessel, which displayed the End Polio Now logo, beat eight other boats in its class to win the race in a little over 24 days, 8 hours. Each click on Le Conservateur’s Facebook page generated a 1 euro donation to fight polio.

District 7630 (Delaware and part of Maryland, USA) raised more than $15,200 through a bike ride covering 240 miles along the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware.

The Rotary Club of Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs, Strathclyde, Scotland, netted more than $1,800 through a fashion show.

The Chelsea High School Interact Club in Chelsea, Michigan, USA, raised more than $1,700 as part of an End Polio Now promotional event. 

News on the End Polio Campaign 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Give Them your best shot

Enter your images in The Rotarian’s 2015 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine. The contest is open to members of Rotary, their families, and anyone who has taken part in a Rotary program. Enter up to three photos taken since 1 January 2015 in one of three categories: people, places, and projects.
 
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Thieving Elves Gift Exchange

We will be having our Thieving Elves Gift Exchange on December 17. 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.
Thieving Elves Gift Exchange 2015-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

For peace in a world where many know war

For health in a world where many are sore

For wealth in a world where many are poor

For friends in a world where friends are the core

These are precious gifts that we are thankful for.

 

 

A Thanksgiving Invocation 2015-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
There will be no meeting this week. Enjoy time with family and friends.
 
 
Meeting this week 2015-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
It is with a sad heart that I share this news. Raulie Irwin, a past member and president of our club, has passed away. Below is the notice along with service information.
 

Raulie Irwin, Jr. passed away November 20, 2015. He was 66 years old. He was born January 26, 1949, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Raulie Lee Irwin Sr. and Nan Kelly Irwin. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, Class of 1972. Raulie was a very successful Real Estate Broker and appraiser in the Rockport area. In 2001, Raulie moved his family and his business to Goliad, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Georgia Anne Irwin of Goliad, Texas; sons, Nathan Irwin (Ronda) of Goliad, Texas, Zachary Irwin (Jennifer) of Liberty Hill, Texas; sister, Lenora Keas (William) of Portland, Texas; nephew, Mark Kurtz (fiancee, Laura Ann Gayle) of Norfolk,Virginia; four grandchildren, Kade, Barrett, Krayleigh, Keira, and twins on the way, and a very close clan of Kelly cousins.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 27, 2015, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 10:00 am at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Burial will follow at the Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Make a Wish / Texas Gulf Coast, 12625 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, Texas 77477.

 

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The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
Rotary members planning new service projects are encouraged to consider these areas and the many opportunities for innovative projects within them. This publication introduces each area and suggests how Rotary clubs and districts and their service partners can address these needs both locally and internationally.
 
Our President Kathy has requested we all think about needs in our local community of Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County that could be addressed with a service projects by the Rockport Rotary Club.
 
Here is a link to a Community Assessment Guide from Rotary International. It provides information, suggestions and six assessment tools.
 
Community and Rotary's Area of Focus 2015-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

2014-15 grants roundup

We’ve closed the door on a second full year of the new grant model and there’s a lot of good news to report: We awarded 1,078 global grants in 2014-15, up 24 percent from the previous year’s total. The dollar value of global grants totaled $64.9 million. The most popular area of focus was disease prevention and treatment, followed closely by water and sanitation. We also awarded 487 district grants, totaling $23.8 million. And we awarded 16 scholarships, totaling about $500,000, for study at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands.
 
From Rotary International Giving & Grants newsletter
Take action to create positive change locally and globally
 

Growing Local economies

Changing Detroit one entrepreneur at a time
A little over two years ago, Rotary members in Detroit, Michigan, USA, began an ambitious program to help entrepreneurs launch or expand their businesses by providing microloans and pairing them up with Rotarian mentors. Since then, LaunchDetroit has helped dozens of small businesses, like Willie Blake’s All About Technology computer shop.
 
From Rotary Weekly
Rotary Weekly brings you the latest Rotary news, features, and resources.
 
The Rotary Foundation - Where Our Money Goes 2015-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
From Coastal Bend Troop Support - Thanks to two Rotarians (JD Simpson and Brian Comrie) and lots of other supportor we have started work on getting our new location ready.
The story:
 
Our original troop center building was sold in May, so we moved into a small city-owned building to continue our boxing mission. Thankful that we found a place to move our operation to, we still found ourselves cramped into a place not quite suited to our needs. After much searching and hard work, we are finally ready to move into a much larger space, just across the street from the Rockport City Hall on Market Street.

On Sunday, Nov 1, we started painting and cleaning the building at 621 E. Market in Rockport to get it ready to be our new home for our "care" package project. Looking forward to having more room.

We have also kicked off our Christmas project, "Fill a Stocking for a Deserving Troop". Let me know if you want to participate. In order for these to get to our troops we need to have them back into us on the 18th or 20th of Nov. Remember they are going overseas.

Thank you everyone. Your support helps lift the spirit so many troops, letting them know Americans care.

Carla Reed 361-438-0540 - www.coastalbendtroopsupport.com

Community Service - Coastal Bend Troop Support 2015-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
On a cool October 17th, 2015, approximately 34 people, representing a partnership of 3 different groups, Rockport Rotary, R-F Interact club and the Church of Jesus Christ, LDS, conducted a Trash Clean-up along the two miles (from Linden to 1781 beyond the Hwy 35 By-pass intersection, with Hwy 2165).  This Clean-up, organized by the Rockport Rotary Club, is one of two clean-ups, the Rotary organizes every year under the "Adopt a Highway" program of the Texas Dept. of Transportation.  It was very successful - about 28 bags of trash were collected by the group.
 
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Our President for 2015-2016 has set the goal of 100% club participation in Every Rotarian Every Year.

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

What is our club status of reaching 100% EREY?

We started the year and this campaign with 34 members - 23 have committed to EveryRotarianEveryYear. That means we are 68% of the way to the goal of 100%.

We are just seven members shy of reaching our goal. If you are one of the seven who has not yet contributed $100 to the Foundation, please do so now.

The deadline for recognition is fast approaching.

Not sure if you are one of the seven - ask John Jackson, Nancy Paulson or any board member.

What does this mean?
 
The (EREY) initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year with a donation of at least $100.
 
How do I give my money?
 
The easiest way is to let our Foundation Chair, John Jackson, do all the work for you. John has volunteered to do all the work of submitting and making sure you get the correct recognition. Fill out this form and submit it with your check or cash to John and he will take care of the rest.
 
You can also go online and donate via credit card. You can have them with one time or at various other intervals - you choice. Click here to donate online. Please tell John that you have done it this way so he can track our progress.
 
Where does my money go?
 
Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
 

 

 

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There will be a meeting for Taste of Rockport November 2 at 5:30 at Nancy's house. I am trying a different day of the week - hopefully more folks can come on a Monday. Some major decisions need to be made.
All members are welcome. See you there.
 
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Taste of Rockport 2016 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Role

  • As the volunteer arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic goal. We were the catalyst to the effort.
  • Rotary’s chief role is fundraising, advocacy, awareness raising and mobilizing volunteers.
  • Rotary’s involvement started with a successful pilot project to immunize children in the Philippines in 1979.
  • Since 1985, polio eradication has been Rotary’s flagship project. This year marks thirty years of Rotary commitment to ending this disease.
  • In addition to fundraising and advocacy efforts, many Rotary members join health workers in polio-affected countries to immunize children against polio.
  • Rotary members around the world advocate to ensure governments, the private sector and the general public are aware of the historic opportunity to eradicate polio and encourage them provide the necessary financial and political support.
  • Through the “End Polio Now: Make History Today” campaign, every dollar Rotary contributes to polio eradication (up to US$35 million/year through 2018) will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Rotary has contributed more than US$1.4 billion dollars and committed countless volunteer hours to fight the disease. 

The Pathway to Eradication

  • Rotary and its partners are on-track to end polio in the next few years. The eradication effort has seen significant progress in recent years:
  • In January 2014, we celebrated one of the world’s greatest achievements in global health: India being certified as polio-free. India was once considered the hardest place on earth to stop polio. Now, India’s success proves polio can be stopped in even the most challenging conditions.
  • In September 2015, Nigeria – Africa’s last polio-endemic country – was declared polio-free by the World Health Organization.
  • The entire continent of Africa has not reported a polio case since August 11, 2014.
  • Since the global initiative began more than 25 years ago, Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9% percent worldwide.
  • When the initiative started in 1988, more than 350,000 people were stricken by polio every year - nearly 1,000 new polio cases every day. 
  • All countries must continue to maintain high routine immunization coverage until polio is eradicated everywhere.

Why Polio

  • Polio will be only the second human disease ever eradicated (after smallpox).
  • No child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from a disease which has no cure, but is completely preventable.
  • Polio efforts are reaching previously inaccessible children, which opens the door to them benefiting from other global health and development resources.
  • The infrastructure created by the polio program – from the vast surveillance and laboratory networks, to the hundreds of thousands of local health workers – are already being used to address other health challenges and diseases.

Call to Action

  • Share your voice by raising awareness that we are “This Close” to ending polio.
  • Encourage your government to support polio eradication.
  • See your donation tripled through the 2:1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation when you contribute to Rotary’s efforts to end polio.
  • Visit endpolio.org to learn more and contribute.
 
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Posted on Oct 15, 2015

Community Service - Items for Good Samaritans

This week is the last week for bringing food items.

 
The holiday season is approaching fast. As you start thinking about your plans, think of those who need some assistance. The local Good Samaritans are always in need for items for their food distribution. This is especially so during the holidays. The Rockport Rotary Club will again this be collecting food for the Good Samaritans' Christmas Baskets. Angie Ruddock is the chair. She will be sharing with you when to start bringing items to the meetings.
Since sometimes stores have special prices and displays during the entire holiday season from Halloween through Christmas, we are sharing the list of needed items for the Christmas Baskets. Start shopping!

List of Needed Items

  • Canned Vegetables - 16 oz.: green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables
  • Canned Fruit - 16 oz.: pineapple, peaches, fruit cocktail
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Stovetop Stuffing
  • Gravy Packets
  • Candy Canes
  • Cranberry Sauce - 16 oz.
  • Cash donations which will provide the turkey, margarine, rolls and fresh fruit
 
 
Community Service - Items for Good Samaritans 2015-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Mark your Calendars - Rockport Film Festival
November 5-7, Cinema 4
Opening Night Red Carpet Party at the Rockport Center for The Arts
Closing Hospitality Party at the Fulton Mansion Education Center on Saturday November 7
Signup sheets available at the meeting and here online.
We hope to have some Interactors join us.
 
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Items for Good Samaritans

The Rockport Rotary Club will be collecting food for the Good Samaritans' Christmas Baskets. Angie Ruddock is the chair. Boxes will will be available for collection this week.

List of Needed Items

  • Canned Vegetables - 16 oz.: green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables
  • Canned Fruit - 16 oz.: pineapple, peaches, fruit cocktail
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Stovetop Stuffing
  • Gravy Packets
  • Candy Canes
  • Cranberry Sauce - 16 oz.
  • Cash donations which will provide the turkey, margarine, rolls and fresh fruit
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Be a Gift to the World through the Avenues of Service

RI President K.R. Ravindran challenges us to use our gifts — talents, knowledge, abilities, and efforts — to make an impact through our service, the backbone of club activity. Through our network, we have access to many resources that enable us to plan and carry out effective, sustainable projects. Here are a few examples of service activities with ongoing impact:

  • The Rotary Club of Udaipur Udai, Rajasthan, India, partnered with a cooperating organization to provide computer literacy classes for older residents. Members of the Rotaract Club of Aishwarya volunteered as teachers for the training, which covered topics including scheduling appointments, making reservations, and paying bills online. The Rotary club members provide continuing consultation for participants after they complete the classes.
  • The Rotary Club of Santurce, Puerto Rico, collaborated on a Rotary Friendship Exchange with the Rotary Club of Port of Spain West, Trinidad and Tobago, to build fellowship and friendship and to explore international service opportunities. The group from Puerto Rico visited several projects in Trinidad, engaged in fellowship, and met members of the Interact club and the Rotary Community Corps sponsored by the Port of Spain West Rotary club. The Puerto Rican Rotary members will host their new friends from Trinidad and Tobago later this year.
  • The Rotary Club of Irvine, California, USA, teamed up with Irvine Valley College to host an interview workshop and mock interviews for local college students. The students were interviewed by a panel of three Rotarians and then received feedback to improve their interviewing skills.
  • Through a global grant, the Rotary Club of Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines, works with the Rotary Community Corps of Pulong Buhangin 2 and other partners to provide safe water and sanitation for a community in Santa Maria Bulacan.
Be a Gift to the World through the Avenues of Service 2015-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Please watch for another email concerning sign-ups for the Community Table Service Project. We will also have paper sign-ups at tomorrow's meeting.
New Service for our members 2015-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

The club needs your help

Still looking for a few good members.
  • Operation Santa Claus - Terri Whitman, Chair She is looking for a few good shoppers and wrappers.
  • Oysterfest - Steve Clarkson, Chair, ????, co-chair
  • Community Table - ????, Chair
  • Taste of Rockport - Nancy Paulson, Chair
    • Sponsorships - ????,Chair
    • Promotions and Marketing - ????, Chair
    • Registration & Tickets - ????, Chair
    • Cookbook – Recipes - ????, Chair
 

Can your name be placed in one of the slots where there are question marks?

The club needs your help 2015-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
District Fireside Chats 2015-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Visit the new Member Center at RI

The Member Center at RI - https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/member-center gives you access to the many benefits and resources available to members, including:
  • Rotary Global Rewards (see below for more information)
  • Rotary publications and products, licensed vendors, mobile apps, and online tools
  • Awards and donor recognition opportunities
  • Rotary International Convention, our biggest event of the year
  • The Rotarian, the official magazine of Rotary
 
ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS NOW LIVE
Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much.
Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.
Visit the new Member Center at RI 2015-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

“I participate in the Paul Harris Society because I care. These contributions demonstrate our commitment to serve others.” – Elaine Love, Paul Harris Society Coordinator for District 5450

Named after Rotary's founder, the Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generosity of annual support to The Rotary Foundation.

“I have been inspired watching Rotarians jump at the chance to be charter members of the Paul Harris Society. I am experiencing a truly historic moment.” – Yale Jones, Paul Harris Society Coordinator for District 5520

What your gift supports

With your gift you’re promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies through grants that:

  • Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
  • Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
  • Train teachers who are establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa.
  • Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
  • Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research treatment to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
  • Protect children around the world from polio.

Rotary Direct, Rotary's recurring giving program, makes it easy to join the Paul Harris society.

Recognition

Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by creating certificates for them and presenting them with their insignia at a district or club event in a way that is culturally appropriate and comfortable for each member.

Resources & reference

Paul Harris Society 2015-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
The ACISD Education Foundation is looking for shoppers for their Shopping Tournament 2015. This event benefits the Education Foundation in their support of our students and teachers. Click on the image to register your team.
 
Ed Foundation needs our support 2015-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
As you found out last week's speaker was Jordan Fisher.
 
We were delighted to welcome Jordan Fisher to speak today about the future of YMCA in our community. She is heading up the project as Chair of the Rockport YMCA Development Committee so please do get in touch with your support.. I know some of us are already looking forward to becoming members!
 
 
Below is this week's guest speaker - correctly noted.
 
Guest speaker for last week 2015-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 06, 2015
     Great presentation by Mike Donoho, Director of Public Works for the City of Rockport, on water quality and regulations. Our water is safe for consumption, and will continue to be with the diligence of our public works department.
     Wonder how many of us will be checking our sprinkler systems for shut off valves, checking with the plumber who installed the systems and checking our wells, if we have one? All for the status of our back-flow valves.
     Great news on our capacity, quality and due diligence on the part of city workers. Rockport and Fulton water comes from the San Patricio Municipal Water District with multiple daily checks on its quality.
Water Supply in Rockport and Fulton 2015-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
A Taste of Rockport meeting will be held tonight at 5:30 Nancy's house. Decisions will be made concerning
  • the date of the event,
  • cookbooks,
  • restaurants invited,
  • entertainment and
  • sponsorships.
Nancy's house - Address 3207 Henderson Street
Business Hwy 35 to Traylor (Rockport Country Club entrance, same corner as the IBC bank) turn into the Country Club. At the stop sign - turn left on Henderson. We are the last house on the right before the curve. Don’t necessarily watch the house numbers, they are funny because of side streets. Make the curve and pull into the driveway. Use the bell for the office door from the driveway.
 
Alternate directions for the Bypass - You could take the 35 Bypass to its end and turn right onto FM 3036. It has a light at Business 35 (Rockport Bakery, EZ stop gas) turn right here. First light is Henderson, but it’s best to pass this one up and go to … Second light will be the Traylor mentioned above, turn right and then left at the stop sign.
Taste of Rockport Meeting 2015-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new members 2015-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015
  • Are you interested in Rotary training?
  • Wondering if it will be worth your time?
  • You can’t take off work and be in San Antonio from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20, what can you attend for a shorter time?
  • How much will it cost?
All good questions – hopefully here’s some answers.
  • All training events and meals, unless otherwise noted, happen at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 W Market Street. San Antonio, TX 78205.
  • All Rotarian Club Luncheon on Friday at the San Antonio Convention Center.
  • Friday Dinner at the Don Strange Ranch, Welfare, TX

If you can attend Rotary Institute on Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19, this is what you will get:

Seven Sessions of about 45 minutes each & A Bonus session 8 if you can stay until Sunday
Session I
Friday
9:15-10:00
Rotary Video “Make a Difference”
Theme: “Rotary’s Strengthened Brand”
Speaker: RIDE Jennifer Jones
Session 2
Friday
10:30-11:15
Rotary Video “New Brand Introduction”
Theme: “Harnessing the Power of Word of Mouth and Social Media to Build Your Brand and Rotary”
Speaker: Paul Rand – Author of the Best Selling Book “Highly Recommended”
All Club Lunch
Friday
11:00-2:15
All Rotarian Club Luncheon at the San Antonio Convention Center
Rotary’s tradition of ringing the bell to open the weekly meeting – All Rotary Club Presidents of Districts 5840, 5870, 5890, and 5930
Any member of the club attending can ring the bell. You do not need to bring your bell.
Session 3
Friday
2:45-3:30
Rotary Video “New Brand – Water”
Theme: “Rethinking Rotary’s Humanitarian Service”
Speaker: Dr. Robert Lupton, Author of the Number 1 Best Seller Book Toxic Charity
Session 4
Friday
3:45-4:30
Rotary Video “New Brand – Maternal Health”
Theme: “Scars of the Children”
Speaker: PDG Dean Rohrs
Session 5
Saturday
8:00-8:45
Rotary Video “New Brand – Literacy”
Theme: "How to Engage Someone in Humanitarian Service in 15 Seconds”
Speaker: Michael Angelo Caruso
Session 6
Saturday
9:15-10:30
“How to Engage Rotarians in Humanitarian Service” Discussion groups
Session 7
Saturday
1:00-5:00
Local Service Project: Kingdom for Kids
Session 8
Sunday
9:45-11:30
Rotary Video “New Brand – Health”
Theme: “The Young Professional in Rotary”
Speakers: Young Professionals from Zones 21b & 27
 

Add-in the All Club lunch on Friday for $35 and hear John F. Germ, President - Elect of Rotary International

  • Add-in the Class Reunion Dinner (Western Dress) at the Don Strange Ranch on Friday for $45.
  • Add-in the Presentation and Local Club Rotarian Dinner / Dance and Introduction of the 2016 – 2017 District Governors on Saturday for $50.
  • Additional Add-ins available on the registration form – Check them out. Register Here.
  • Clubs sending more than one member can have one member register for the correct number, names can be provided as you arrive.
  • Hotel reserved block rate is available until August 27 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel. Rooms are going fast - another fifty added on 7/28.
Staff is still at work setting up a Youth mini-institute for Saturday. More details to come.

Do you have a passion for The Rotary Foundation, Membership or the Rotary Public Image?

-- If you are working at the club or District level, you might want to consider the special learning tracks Rotary and the Zone staff has developed.
-- Each track includes 3 hours of training, materials to bring home with you, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday dinners as well as Thursday, Friday, Saturday luncheons AND all the sessions listed above on Friday and Saturday. Registration cost for each track is $350 and the time for Wednesday evening, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 -20.
-- Lunch and dinner speakers include: Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith, Greg E. Podd, Rotary International Vice President 15-16 and John F. Germ, President - Elect of Rotary International
  • Additional tracks available for District Trainer ($350), Emerging District leaders ($285) and Past District Governors ($295 w/forum and $250 w/o forum) and District Rotary Leadership Institute ($350).
  • Additional Add-ins available on the registration form – Check them out. Register Here.
  • Hotel reserved block rate is available until August 27 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel. Rooms are going fast - another fifty added on 7/28.

Ready to learn more about yourself, your leadership style?

-- Attend one day seminar - Opposite Strengths - Information useful in your Rotary life as well as your work life and other organizations.
-- This is offered for just $97 on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Listed as an add-on on the Registration page.
 
All this and the fellowship of Rotary. Rotarians from the 1900+ clubs in the Rocky Mountain Zones of 21b and 27. Rotarians from the staff of Rotary International.
 
Rotarians learning together to increase awareness of Rotary and to "be a gift to the world."
 
Questions & Answers About Rotary Institute 2015 2015-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015

Donate to help Texas Flood Relief

Rotarians in District 5840 and District 5870 are working in conjunction to support the long-term community needs recovering from this natural disaster.
 
 
You can help the friends and families impacted by recent recording flooding and storms in Texas.
Donations are being accepted online or by mail until December 31, 2015.
Please designate which region you wish to support with your generosity - Central Texas (Bastrop County/ 05870) or South Central (Wimberley and Hays County I 05840)
By mail - and please note in the memo line which region and District the donation is to benefit.
District 5870 Keyway, Inc.
PO Box 86
Shiner, TX 77984
Donate to help Texas Flood Relief 2015-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Spread the Word 2015-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

Zones 21-27 Institute 2015
September 15-20, 2015
Come for all ... Come for some


RI Director Greg Podd and Pam invite you to Rotary on the River September 15 - 20, 2015 in beautiful San Antonio! We are confident that you will find your experience to be informative, engaging, and fun.

Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

www.rizones21-27.org
Attend a mini RI Conference
Rotary - Deep in the heart of Texas!
   Rotary Clubs are at the heart of Rotary International. Districts are the next level of organizational support. Zones support Districts and Clubs. Zones 21 and 27 include 22 districts with 1957 clubs. These clubs encompass 11 states in the Rocky Mountain Region. Last year's Institute was held in Denver. Next year's will be in Salt Lake City.
   These events are not the same events you have always attended. Under the leadership of RID Greg Podd and some other wonderful Rotarians, we are going to great lengths to make sure the value of attending and participating is higher than it has ever been before. New content, new speakers, new delivery, great stuff!
Information and training at the Zone Institute will be vastly different than the Regional events!! Will not even look the same other than a Rotary logo!
The Rick Cavender Band will liven up the evening.  This professional six-piece group has opened and performed with the hottest stars in the music scene!
An interest in expanding your knowledge of Rotary and its programs; A willingness to share your leadership skills in your club, your district and beyond; and A strong desire to "Do Good in the World."
Breakout sessions will offer you an opportunity to share suggestions, opinions and concerns about Rotary's opportunities, directions and challenges.
Zone Institute 2015 2015-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Nancy Paulson will share some of the new features of our website and communication tools. My Rotary from Rotary International will also be shared.
 
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Guest Speaker for July 16 ... 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Carla Reed from Coastal Bend Troop Support - Care Packages for our Troops - our American Heroes.

Items needed, in individual packs:

  • Beef Jerky, tuna in the pouch
  • Breakfast bars, energy bars
  • Nuts, Sunflower seeds, corn nuts
  • Peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers
  • Gum, regular and sugar free
  • Drink mixes with electrolytes for 16 oz. bottled water
  • Basic toiletry supplies - travel sizes are the best
Tax deductible donations for postage are always welcome.
 
 
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Guest Speaker for July 9 ... 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
"Rotary Choice" Videos 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
"Rotary Choice" Videos 2015-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015

Ravindran urges Rotary's 1.2 million members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe

EVANSTON, Ill., USA (25 June, 2015) — K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, takes office on 1 July as the 105th president of – a global network of 1.2 million volunteers dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges.

, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, says a top priority will be to strengthen clubs by attracting men and women committed to improving communities worldwide through volunteer service.

From supporting local food pantries to providing clean water in remote villages, Rotary clubs join forces to carry out impactful and sustainable projects at home and abroad. And Rotary members often are both first-responders and re-builders when major disasters strike, because Rotary clubs are present in every corner of the world.

Read the full story and watch a video on our website - www.RockportRotary.com

 

K.R. Ravindran becomes the first Sri Lankan to head Rotary Nancy Paulson 2015-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015

Ravindran urges Rotary's 1.2 million members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe

EVANSTON, Ill., USA (25 June, 2015) — K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, takes office on 1 July as the 105th president of – a global network of 1.2 million volunteers dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges.

, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, says a top priority will be to strengthen clubs by attracting men and women committed to improving communities worldwide through volunteer service.

 
K.R. Ravindran becomes the first Sri Lankan to head Rotary Nancy Paulson 2015-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
Kathy David as requested a modification of the weekly newsletter. It will still be delivered via email, but it looks and acts a bit different.
  • Top picture - Please submit a picture of a special place to you, a Rotarian in Action, a Club event - you get the idea. Minimum size is 600 x 150.
  • It can be sent to more than just our members. Think Rotary and Club Awareness. Suggest a name to added to our list - public officials, folks you are trying to get interested in Rotary, etc.
  • If you see a story or topic of interest - may be from the Rotarian magazine - let me know and I will add stories about it.
Please submit pictures, names, and topics to Nancy Paulson, Secretary, Nancy@RockportWebSites.com, 729-1180.
New weekly Bulletin format Paulson 2015-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 15, 2015
Our guest speakers for the February 12th Rockport Rotary Club meeting were Deb Corpora, Pathways Steering Committee and Ellen Reisinger, Plant Nature and Birding Volunteer Extraordinaire.
 
The talk included information about various birding and reflecting areas in Aransas County that have been developed for birders and "non birders" alike. Ellen also spoke about various plants and flora that are of interest to the migratory birds that travel through Rockport each year and things that we can add to our gardens to encourage their visits here.
Upgraded Attraction in Aransas County Debra VanEvery Smith 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 15, 2015
Rockport Rotary Club welcomed a new member during their February 12th meeting.
 
Our newest member Yvonne Perez was installed during our luncheon on Thursday. Yvonne is employed by Gulf Pointe Retirement Village. Though Yvonne is new to our Rotary family she has a history with our Rotary club in that two of her children have been past scholarship recipients.
 
Welcome Yvonne!
Welcome Yvonne Perez Debra VanEvery Smith 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 31, 2015
Phyllis Kline presents Gene Johnson with the Vocation Award at Rotary. Gene manages the Aransas County Airport.
Vocational Award for February Diane Probst 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 31, 2015
Retired Inspector General John Moriarty gives a Rotary Program on the prison escape case of the Texas Seven. This happened at Christmas time in December. Of the seven, four of the escapees have been executed, one killed himself at the scene and the other two are up for execution.
Prison escape case of the Texas Seven as our Program Diane Probst 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 17, 2015
Our speaker and program for this week's meeting is Dr. Lee Smee. Rotarian Jeanie Whitliff arranged for this speaker to share about our endangered oyster reefs. Please watch this video in preparation for the discussion.
 
KIII video from July 2014

 
Our Endangered Oyster Reefs Diane Probst 2015-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2015
Taste of Rockport 2015

Service From The Heart

Taste of Rockport is a “Tantalizing Evening” where you get to sample and taste from 17 local eating establishments. The Rockport Rotary Club has gathered these restaurants and caterers for *One Evening * One Place * One Price*. Paws and Taws, Fulton Convention Center is the location. February 12th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm is the date and time. Live Music, Beer & Wine, and a Live Auction also come as part of the evening.

Allegro Bay Restaurant & Bar, Bellino’s, Bleu Crab Café, Caroline’s Turtle Bay Café, Capt. Benny’s, Cheryl’s By the Bay, Glow, HEB, K-BOBS Steakhouse, Kendrick Farms BBQ, Latitude 28 02, Moondog Seaside Eatery, Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill, Redfish Willie’s Waterfront Grill, RFHS Culinary Arts students, Rockport Bakery, and Skinny Bob’s Coneys. Rusty's Tropical Bar & Grill has joined the line-up. Yes, that is 18 restaurants and caterers. We also have the fine wines of Winery on the Bay. Andrews Distributing will be assisting with the beer.

VIP Table Sponsors are Coastline Vacations (Terri Whitman), Value Bank (Myra Kine), Rockport Web Sites (nancy Paulson), The Rockport Group at Morgan Stanley (John Jackson), KRM Consulting, Charter Bank, Phyllis Kline, Realtor, Lee Jones, Symphonic Financial (Angie Ruddock), Sig Murphy, Jerry Channell, Stewart Title, GSM Insurors (JD Debler) and JD Simpson. Space is still available if you know of someone who would like a table.
 
Our Live Auction this year is being developed.We are still finalizing our packages and will post them on our Facebook page – www.Facebook.com/TasteofRockport. Oh yes – we have the Mystery Box again - $10 a ticket for a chance at over $1000 worth of merchandise.

All funds raised through this event go toward scholarships for our graduates from Rockport-Fulton HS. Since 1980 the Scholarship Foundation has awarded $190,000 in scholarships. Last three years combined provided scholarship in excess of $80,000. The Rockport Rotary Club Charles A. Evans Scholarship Foundation is  proud to support our youth and future leaders.

All of the above – the tastings from 18 restaurants, live music, beer and wine, live auction – will all be assisted by the Little Bay Sea Queens.

All of the above for just $60 per person. Act soon because ticket prices go up on February 1st to $75. Purchase tickets at R-F Chamber of Commerce and online at www.TasteOfRockport.com. Full explanation of Tickets and table benefits and costs.

Printable Taste of Rockport flyer

Diane Probst, Chair, Taste of Rockport, 2015
Rotary Club of Rockport

Taste of Rockport 2015 Nancy Paulson 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2015
Heather Butscher and Sara Longoria from the Corpus Christi March of Dimes office presented the program for the Rockport Rotary on Thursday, January 8th. Both ladies took the opportunity to explain their roles with the March of Dimes and also gave a brief history of how the March of Dimes began and what their focus would be for the future.
 
The March of Dimes played a key role along with Rotary in the ratification of Polio at its conception now that Polio has been eradicated in the US they are currently focusing on the prevention of premature births and infant mortality.
 
Thank you John for all of your efforts in securing such interesting speakers!
March of Dimes Debra VanEvery Smith 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 29, 2014
All dates are 2015.
When What Where
January 17 All District Rotary Foundation Fiesta Fundraising Dinner/Gala Register Laredo (Embassy Suites)

January 24 Regional District Best Practices Workshop for Membership Development and Public Image of Rotary Victoria (Country Club)

February 6-9 RYLA - Rotary Youth leadership Awards Late Registration is available. More Information Mathis (Lake)

February 21 Rotary International 110th Birthday Party and Dance for Major Donors, Bequest Society Members and Paul Harris Society Members Corpus Christi (Town Club)

February 28 Regional District Best Practices Workshop for Membership Development and Public Image of Rotary Harlingen (TBD)

March 5-8 President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) More Information & Registration Dallas (Hyatt DFW)

March 21 Rotary Foundation Stewardship Qualification Training for 2015-16 and Rotary Foundation Club Awards Luncheon Corpus Christi (Town Club)

March 28 District Four-Way Test Speech Contest and District Rotary Youth Luncheon More Information and Contacts Corpus Christi (Ortiz Center)

April 17 All Club Luncheon Edinburg (Renaissance Center)

April 17-19 District Conference including All District Luncheon Corpus Christi (various locales including Ortiz Center)
Upcoming District 5930 events Nancy Paulson 2014-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 22, 2014
Rotary’s portion of the Film Festival was $4,416.29. Rotarians applauded with gratitude as they received notice of their portion raised. It was amazing how well we all worked together with the Rockport Center for the Arts on the new location. Jeff Dinger, Cinema 4 owner, was an excellent partner in making this happen.  We are extremely grateful to the Rockport Center for the Arts and their staff, particularly John Aasp, for making this an excellent event for the both of us.
 

Set your dates now for 2015

November 5-7

Rockport Film Festival 2014 Diane Probst 2014-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
Rockport Rotary Student of the Month for Nov., 2014 is Cameron Childers.  He is the son of Kerri Childers and Joe Childers.  He is a very poised, senior student who is active in choir, Spanish Club, Business Professional of America, UIL competition in both Accounting & computer application, MAXA, acting as a mentor, the Rockport-Fulton Challenge team and National  Honor Society.   In addition to being selected as our Student of the month by his Teachers and counselors, he was named as a finalist in the Field of Technology by the judges of the 2014 Caller-Times /Citgo Distinguished Scholars in South Texas competition.
 
Cameron is planning to attend Rice University for undergraduate work, and plans to attend Yale for graduate studies.  His long range goal is to become a professor at the college level.
November Student of the Month Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
Phyllis Kline presented November’s Vocational Award to Derek Hurst, who is the builder of Captain’s Bay Estates along with other projects in Rockport.  The award was based on him developing Captain’s Bay and building affordable, quality housing in the $130,000 to $160,000 -/+ range at a time when no other builder was doing that.  Basically, he saw a need and stepped in to fill that niche.
November’s Vocational Award Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 20, 2014
John Connelly, a Winter Texan Rotarian for New York, sent these photos to remind us of other locations and that even with all the snow available - Fun can be had.
Fun in the snow! Nancy Paulson 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
Fire Chief Rickey McLester received an award at the Rotary Club of Rockport meeting Thursday for his heroism in fighting a fire and letting the community know to bring toys and clothes to the family who lost everything. Great work!! We are so proud of you and all of our firefighters! Thanks for all you do!
 
We provided the family with new school uniforms and Lincoln Logs.
Service Project for November Nancy Paulson 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2014
In celebration of World Interact Week Nov. 3-6, I am presenting last year's winning video from the Interact Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town, Nepal. Also the invitation to all Interact Clubs from Rotary International to join this years contest.
 
Interact Video Contest 2014: The Interact Effect and Best.Day.Ever. Tell us your Interact club's story for a chance to win US$500 toward your next service project! Submit your entry on the Interact Facebook Contest Page (http://bit.ly/125chbS) before 1 December.
 
It's World Interact Week! Nancy Paulson 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adelaide Marlatt on Nov 03, 2014
On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, individuals from the Rockport Rotary Club International, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Rockport Fulton High School NJROTC, R-F High School Interact Club and some community volunteers met for the fall Pearl Street Trash Pick-up. Our task was to pick up trash alongside a two mile length of Pearl Street/Hwy 2165 from Linden north beyond the bypass to the Hwy 1781 intersection, on both sides of the roadway. More than twenty people participated and enjoyed a bright, cool day to beautify Rockport. Rotary Club organizers, Adelaide Marlatt, Sig Murphy and Kari Kelley were pleased with the turnout and the results; about 15 bags of trash were picked up and will be disposed of properly by TexDOT employees.
 
Some participants noted that there were very few plastic bottles to be picked up, which may be good sign that our city recycling effort is succeeding. Unrecyclable Styrofoam cups, however, were everywhere.
 
We got it done and I have so many people to thank.  We had about 24 people participating:
10 - Rotary (including Young helpers)
2 - Interact Club
3 - NJROTC
10 - Church of Latter Day Saints
 
Group photo ID, L_R Front; Mike Morrow, Jack Taylor, Emma Johns, Noah Otis, Charles Shipp, Ellen Stacey, Marisabel Serna, Kari Kelley, Melvin Dreiss.
L-R Back; J.D. Simpson, Elliott Johns, Faith Chandler, Mike Martinez, Donald Isom, William Isom, Darren Sigwald & John Debler, Tim Kelley, Warren Hassinger, Karen Hassinger, Adelaide Marlatt. Not shown; Anna Herring, Sig Murphy.
 
 
Main story content written by Kathryn Morrow
Fall Pearl Street Trash Pick-up Adelaide Marlatt 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
The Rotary Club of Rockport announced today that ten Club members received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award at their Club meeting held on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This sets the pace for 100% of the Club members to be Paul Harris Award recipients, a distinguished honor among Rotary Clubs throughout the world.  Also, in honor of World Polio Day (October 24), polio survivor and Fulton resident, Johnny Taylor, gave a special address to Club members and guests.
 
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution US $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.  Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.  Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of persons.  These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.  Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace.
 
Rockport Club Rotarian and Foundation Chairman, John P. Jackson, lead the program initiative, which resulted in ten Club members being honored with the Paul Harris Fellow Award.  Former District Governors, Maxine Houser and JD Simpson assisted in the presentation of the awards. The award recipients were Linda Collins, Kathy David, JD Debler, Adelaide Marlatt, Diane Probst, Nancy Paulson, Jeanie Wittliff and Rose Ann Holzman, Cathy Hinchman and Ron Young.  Houser gave special recognition to Nancy Paulson for her “over and beyond” service to the Club and to Houser during her year as District Governor in 2013.
 
In addition to the fifteen current Paul Harris members, there are six Rockport Club members who are nearing their monetary goal of $1000, which will enable them to receive the Paul Harris award.  As a result, all members of the Rotary Club of Rockport will have achieved the Paul Harris Fellow award. 
 
Rockport Rotary Club President, Diane Probst, stated, “I am proud of our club members for their hard work, generosity and dedication to become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.  Through the leadership of John Jackson, we are very close to achieving this special Club status.”
 
World Polio Day, October 24
The program to eradicate polio, called Polio Plus, has been Rotary International’s primary effort for over 20 years and has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children. The number of polio cases worldwide has decreased from 350,000 in 1988 to less than 425 cases in 2014.
 
In support of World Polio Day, Rotary Club of Rockport featured guest speaker, Johnny Taylor, a polio survivor and resident of Fulton, Texas.  Born in 1955, Johnny was stricken with polio when he was ten months old. He is the eldest of five siblings.  He told stories of this childhood including early travels to England, France and Spain, which lead to his passion for Flamenco music.   Johnny shared his love for his father, who dedicated his life to helping his son overcome the challenges of the crippling disease. “Never experiencing a life without crutches, braces, and surgeries, I really don’t know at exactly what age it dawned on me that I was “Not Normal”, stated Taylor.  Johnny endured seven grueling surgeries to his right leg and foot.  He is now retired and lives in Fulton with his wife and their pets.  He expressed his passion for the area’s small town charm, laid back atmosphere and friendly residents.
Rotary Club of Rockport on Track to be 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club Johnny Taylor addresses Club in honor of World Polio Day Nancy Paulson 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Oct 08, 2014

Heather Miller, director of the Mentor Program at ACISD, explained the program and the great results it is having with students in the program. Lizzy Lopez Hall, a student at Rockport Fulton High, presented her first speech ever explaining what the program meant to her as a mentee. She did an awesome job with her first speech. Rotarians JD Debler and Maddie Legner have been mentors with the program for five years.

Mentor Program at ACISD Kathy David 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Oct 02, 2014

District Governor Art Zietler and his wife Carol visited the Rockport Rotary Club on October 2nd giving a message of "Service with Fellowship". Pictured with Diane Loria Probst, President.

District Governor Visits Kathy David 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Sep 25, 2014

Each month, Rockport Rotary presents a community member with a Vocational Award. The September 2014 recipient is Alma Cartwright, Aransas County Treasurer. Alma a lifetime resident of the Coastal Bend area has been employed with the County government for over 8 years. Her duties include managing all County funds & banking, the County Budget & Payroll and overseeing the County Indigent Health Care program.

Rotary Vocational Award Kathy David 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Sep 25, 2014

Tom Plumb, a member of the Port Isabel Rotary Club, spoke to local Rockport Rotary Club about his International Rotary project, Hands to Honduras. Tom and his team of volunteers build water treatment facilities in rural Honduras.

Rockport Rotary presented a $1000 donation to Tom for his program. Presenting the check is Rotary Vice President Sam Spears.

Rotary Honduras Water Project Kathy David 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Sep 17, 2014
Rotarian Adelaide Marlatt presented, Emme Betts with Certificate of Award for the September 2014 Student of the Month.  Emme, a senior at Rockport Fulton High School, plans on attending Trinity University in San Antonio next fall with a possible major in Communications.  She is by no means a strange to our Rotary club.  Emme was the winner of our local Four Way Speech contest last spring. 
Student of the Month - September Kathy David 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0

Misheelt Batjargal and her fellow club members are giving a voice to infants and toddlers in Mongolia who would otherwise live in a silent world.

As part of a large-scale community project, the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue, Mongolia, is equipping hospitals with screening devices to test newborns’ hearing. Batjargal, an ear, nose, and throat physician, says screening to detect hearing loss is not routine nationwide in Mongolia. She estimates that more than 200 hundred children in the country lose their hearing each year.

But Batjargal believes this is preventable. Early screenings are crucial for infants because, left undiagnosed, hearing impairment can impede children’s development in speech, language, and cognition.

Read More at www.rotary.org/en/giving-voice-children-who-might-otherwise-live-silent-world

A Voice to Infants 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Aug 29, 2014
Jad Smith, Presbyterian Chair at Castaways was our guest speaker today and gave a great talk about the future of Castaways as they prepare to take possession of their new 22,000 square feet building on Market which will nearly double their size.
Jad Smith - Castaways Update Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Aug 21, 2014
August Board of Directors meeting.
Your Board at work Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Aug 21, 2014
What a fun program we had today during our Rotary luncheon.
 
Jay Seibert the new and up and coming Athletic Director and Chris Bentley (Girls Coordinator/Head coach) of the Girls Basketball team presented our program today bringing us up to date on what we might expect from our student athletics this year.
 
We were all encouraged to go out and support our kids during their various events even if we don't have children participating. It is important that we as a community support and encourage there efforts.
Fun at Rotary with HS Coaches Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 13, 2014

From Rotary International - A Service minute

Thousands of Rotarians come together for 2014 Rotary Family Health Days

Event brings health services to some 350,000 people in Africa The fourth annual Rotary Family Health Days, held in April, brought health services to 350,000 people at hundreds of sites across Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The event is led by Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention Inc. (RFHA), a Rotarian Action Group founded by Rotarian Marion Bunch a decade after the loss of her son to AIDS in 1994. RFHA brings together clubs, community members, medical professionals and partners to provide the free health services.
 
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Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Aug 13, 2014
Our guest speaker who was sponsored by Angie Ruddock was Tammie Sheldon the Executive Director of Camp Aranzazu.
 
Tammie shared information on the conception of the camp as well as the plans for future expansion of a 10 million dollar project slated to be completed by 2016 when the camp will celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
$10 million project as a 10 Year Anniversary Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Aug 11, 2014
Kevin Jamison, Chief Appraiser for the Aransas County Appraisal District brought us up to date on changes and progress of the Appraisal District. Kevin also provided useful information on how the appraisal process works and how their new computer system simplifies their life while providing us faster access to information.
Life get Simplified ... at least at the ACAD Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Membership Message from RI President 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Award for July 2014 Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Jul 31, 2014
Calvin Scholz's program was most enjoyable yesterday as Jackie Shaw, President and Pam Stranahan of the History Center for Aransas County presented "Showcasing Aransas County's History" We were enlightened about the conception of the center and future plans for growth and how we as citizens of Aransas County might contribute to the museum. Next time you clean your attic, be on the lookout for old Rockport memorabilia that might you might be interested donating to the museum to preserve our history. Please keep in mind that the museum only accepts items that are of authentic Rockport origin!
Showcasing Aransas County's History Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith
Spotted around Rockport! We need all members to decorate their cars!
Seen Around Town Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra VanEvery Smith on Jul 17, 2014
Kirsten Corda, AgriLife Extension Agent and Kathy Wilson,  RN really hit home on Thursday during their program on Aging and Muscle Loss. We enjoyed a great program with this age appropriate topic and also learned helpful ways to help reverse the muscle loss process. By the end of the presentation everyone was out of the chairs, shuffling their feet and waving their hands. The biggest  taken away from this program was “Keeping Moving” and that is exactly what we were doing!
 
Moving Meeting on July 17 Debra VanEvery Smith 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Samuel Spears on Jul 17, 2014
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Date:        October 23rd, 2014
Time:        6:00-8:00
Location:   106 Barcelona Dr, Rockport
 
      Come and join the Rockport Rotary Club for a relaxing and educational evening around the campfire at Past President Sam Spears' home. BBQ will be provided by Sam and Alissa Spears with side dishes, appetizers, and dessert being provided by all guests.  This pot luck dinner will be fun and entertaining for everyone interested in Rotary.
      Water will be provided, everything else is BYOB.  The event will be outside and it is recommended that you bring your lawn chair.  Parking will be available on Barcelona Dr and El Cid Dr, Sam and Alissa's property runs through to both streets.
 
Email Sam Spears or Diane Probst for more information. Links for email can be found in the left sidebar under Officers & Directors. Printable Flyer.
Fireside Chat with Rockport Rotary Club Samuel Spears 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision for a Better World 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jun 26, 2014

ImageWe started our meeting today with the last of four groups of students and their parents who are our scholarship recipients for 2014. Students who received scholarships ranging from $2000 to $1000 for a year are Erin Albin, Arbui Gover, Jenny Beth Harris, Pauline Irish, Krista Pape, Matthew Burckmoes, Amber Hernandez, Lindsey Jenkins, Allison McClain, Domingo Gonzalez, Rainie Guidry, Nancy Kahunguba, Brooke Robbins, Chase Schoen, Autumn Hanley, Esai Salazar, Forrest Unterbrink, Evelyn Villafranco, Sean Reeves. Congratulations and Study Hard!

ImageWe then shared various awards and milestones our members have achieved this year.

Nancy Paulson and Maddie Legner were recognized with a new RI pin backing for bringing in new members this year. We welcomed Cathy Hinchman and Ron Young to our membership this year. Welcome!

Seven members were given certificates because they had perfect attendance this year. Way to go! The number of years varied from one year to over 35 years. Congratulations to Phil Albin, Kathy David, Kari Kelley, Phyllis Kline, Jack Daniels, Calvin Scholtz and Sig Murphy (left to riImageght in photo).

The club was pleased to recognize four members as Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions for The Rotary Foundation. Two members were present to receive their second Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a sapphire - Terri Whitman and John Jackson. The other two members will be awarded their Paul Harris recognition at future meetings - watch for the postings. What is a Paul Harris Fellow? When $1000 is contributed to The Rotary Foundation, a request can be made for an individual to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. ImageWhen a person is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow, they are presented with a Certificate signed by the Rotary International President and the Chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and a lapel pin and medallion. The contribution to The Rotary Foundation can be made in one sum or by cumulative giving over a number of years.

ImageUp next during the jam packed meeting was Sig Murphy thanking his board for their work this past year. Each was presented with a crystal award from Sig Murphy. Board members were Phil Albin, Vice-President, Kathy David, Secretary, Rose Ann Holzman, Treasurer, Terri Whitman, Sergeant at Arms, Diane Probst, President-Elect, Kari Kelley, Foundation Chair, Darren Sigwald, Service, Angie Ruddock, Membership, Steve Clarkson and ImageMelvin Driess, Oysterfest and Nancy Paulson, Taste of Rockport.

Diane Probst then awarded Sig his thank you gift from the club for his service as President for Rotary year 2013-2014. Sig was very pleased to serve and is happy to have a clock to recognize it so he doesn't have to rely on his cell phone for the time. Diane also gave Sig his Past President badge. Sig in turn started the transfer of leadership by presenting Diane her President badge.

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Transferring the Gavel

An important part of any organization's business is the transferring of the gavel from one leader to the next. The Rotary year starts July 1, so clubs have there transfers happen at the near the end of June. This selection of photos tells the story of Rockport Rotary's transfer. Can you guess out going and incoming?

 

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Passing of the Gavel

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Sig Murphy - Does he look Happy?

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Diane Probst - Off and Running

Diane then shared and gave gave pins to her Board of Directors. From the Right in the picture - Diane Probst, President, Kathy David, President Elect, Stephenie Cochran, Secretary, Ruth Davis, Sergeant at Arms, Myra Kline, Scholarship Foundation President, JD Debler, Administration, Kari Kelley, Treasurer, John Jackson, Foundation, Phyllis Kline, Service, Linda Collins and Maddie Legner (not shown), Membership, Sig Murphy, Past President, and Debra Smith, Public Relations.

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Congratulations and here's to a productive Rotary year for Rockport Rotary Club.

June 26 - A busy Day at Rockport Rotary Nancy Paulson 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sigurd Murphy on May 20, 2014

ImageSeveral of our members attended the All District Lunch and meeting May 2. Sig Murphy and the Club recived and award for using RI online services for reporting.

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District Conference All District Lunch Sigurd Murphy 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephenie Cochran on May 20, 2014

ImageI am pleased to announce Ms. Emme Bettes, from Rockport-Fulton High School representing the Rockport Rotary Club has won the Area 3 Four Way Test competition. She received a $300.00 academic award.  Emme will represent Area 3 in the District 5930 Competition at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Corpus Christi on May 3rd 2014.  

Photo from left to right: JD Simpson, PDG, Stephenie Cochran, Emme Bettes

4 Way Test Speech Contest Area 3 Stephenie Cochran 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adelaide Marlatt on Apr 22, 2014

Recently  21 people gathered to perform the Spring “Pearl Street Pickup.” 

ImageThe 2 miles of Pearl Street (Hwy 2165) was adopted last year by the local Rockport Rotary Club.  This spring the Rotary Club members were joined by members of the Rockport –Fulton High School Interact Club and members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints which has an part of the committed roadway.  The large number of people made the pickup ( of what is actually 4 miles -both sides), easier.  They gathered a total of 23 bags of litter.

After the pickup, participants gathered to refresh at the Rockport Memorial Park’s Lakeside Pavilion for hot dogs, pizza, cold drinks and cookies.

Rotary members participate with individual clean-ups to help maintain  this area between the semi-annual pick-ups sponsored by the entire Rockport Rotary Club.

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Spring “Pearl Street Pickup” Adelaide Marlatt 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Mar 27, 2014

ImageTaste of Rockport 2014

Ingredients for Success

Taste of Rockport 2014 is now history. Thanks for a great event. Pictures will be posted soon.

Our THANKS to the restaurants and caterers of Rockport and Fulton for a fantastic display of all the fine dining we have available in Rockport and Fulton. Our restaurants this year included Alice Faye’s, Allegro Bay, Capt. Benny’s, Caroline’s Turtle Bay Café, Cheryl’s By the Bay, Culinary Arts at the RFHS, Faifoo Café, Glow, Hatfield’s BBQ, HEB, K-BOBS Steakhouse, Kendrick Farms, Key Allegro Yacht Club, Latitude 28 02, Mac’s Pit Barbecue, Moondog Seaside Eatery, Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill, Rockport Bakery, Simply Sinful and Skinny Bob’s Coneys. We also had the fine Texas wines of Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard and  Winery. Andrews Distributing assisted with the beer and sponsored the band - The Rebuilt Carburetors.

All funds raised through this event will go toward  scholarships for our graduates from Rockport-Fulton HS. Since 1980 the  Scholarship Foundation has awarded $190,000 in scholarships. Last three years  combined provided scholarship in excess of $60,000. The Rockport Rotary Club Charles A. Evans  Scholarship Foundation is  proud to support our youth and future leaders. A final tally is in the works and we will publish it here when available.

Little Bay Sea  Queens - you are the best Masters of Ceremony, or Mistresses? - we could have had. Your were over top and generous with your signatures. I'm sure all of you need to replenish you lipstick.

To the the Table Sponsors and attendees - Your generosity is overwhelming. The response and funds raised from the Live and Silent auctions and Mystery Box tickets will add to the scholarships we will be able to award this year. Thanks.

Watch this website, www.TasteofRockport.com and our Facebook page at - www.facebook.com/tasteofrockport for next year's event date and details.

On a personal note - Dennis and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the support and hard work done by the members of the club to make Taste of  Rockport 2014 a success. Dennis and I received lots of thanks and praise for a job well done last evening, but we couldn’t have nor did it without your efforts to sell tickets, promote the event, round up auction and Mystery box items, get restaurants to attend, setup and cleanup and working the event. Thank you all.

Nancy Paulson, Chair, Taste of Rockport, 2014
Rotary Club of Rockport

Taste of Rockport 2014 Nancy Paulson 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Clarkson on Mar 09, 2014

Great work was done by all. Here are some of the pictures submitted. If you have others - please share.

 

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Oysterfest has come and gone. Steve Clarkson 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Mar 04, 2014

Our Winter Texans and Visiting Rotarians

We heard about the various clubs and their activities from our Winter Texans and visiting Rotarians this week. Thanks for sharing.

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 Jack Van Delden, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, CA
 John Connelly, Livonia, NY
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 Joe Freeman, East Aurora, NY
 Dennis Anderson, Grinnell, IA
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 Don Nord, North Brook, IL
 Ronnie Yeager, Ingleside
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 Sue Gonnerman, Liberty, MO
 
Our Winter Texans Nancy Paulson 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Mar 04, 2014

ImageThank to four Rotarians who stepped in quickly when they saw a need. It turns out the billboard area at the Nav District Festival grounds needs to be booked 9-12 months ahead at this time. They didn't have space for our sign until March 28. Darren, Terri and Diane all stepped up at the Board meeting stating they could post a sign outside of their offices. Kathy stepped up to quickly print and install.

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Thanks to you Nancy Paulson 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adelaide Marlatt on Feb 25, 2014

ImageAdelaide Marlatt introduced our Student of Month, Austin Perez. Austin shared how he is inspired by his mother and wants to study medicine. He was joined at lunch with his mother Yvonne Perez.

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Student of the Month February 2014 Adelaide Marlatt 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Feb 17, 2014

Oysterfest is Coming

Les "Googles" Cole representing the Fulton Fire Department shared a bit of the history of Oysterfest and the Fulton Fire Department. Oysterest will he held this year March 6-9 at the Fulton Navigation Park.

 

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 Les Cole remembering some of the history
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 Les with a BIG oyster knife.  
Oysterfest is Coming Nancy Paulson 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Feb 09, 2014

ImageGo Texan Program

 Stephenie Cochran filled in for a "among the missing" guest speaker. She shared information on the Aransas County Go Texas Program.

Stephenie fills in as Guest Speaker Nancy Paulson 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 31, 2014

Interact Students as Guest Speakers

A group of students representing our Interact Club at the Rockport Fulton High School were the guest speakers on January 30. They shared their goals, projects - past, present and future - and officers for this year.

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Interact Students as Guest Speakers Nancy Paulson 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Myra Kline on Jan 28, 2014

The Rockport Rotary Club

Charles A. Evans Scholarship Foundation

Myra Kline gave a report of the Status of the Scholarship Foundation and led the Election of Officers and Trustees for 2014-2015. Since 1980 the CAE Scholarship Foundation has awarded $190,000 in scholarships. Last year's recipients have started sending in their information to receive their second half. Myra reported there is a balance of $23,047.80 in the endowment account held at Navy Army Federal Credit Union. Myra reminded everyone that our sole fundraiser for monies to be used for scholarships is the Taste of Rockport on March 27, 2014.

Congratulations and thanks to these members who were elected to serve as the Officers and Trustees of the RRC CAE Scholarship Foundation for 2014-2015.

 President  Myra Kline
 Vice President
 Stephenie Cochran
 Secretary/Treasurer  Phyllis Lindsey
 Trustee  Steve Clarkson
 Trustee  Diane Probst
Report from the Club's Scholarship Foundation Myra Kline 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Probst on Jan 28, 2014

Congratulations and Thanks

to the following members who were elected to serve the club for 2014-2015.

 President  Diane Probst
 President-Elect  Kathy David
 Vice President
 Sam Spears
 Secretary  Stephenie Cochran
 Treasurer  Kari Kelley
 Scholarship Foundation President
 Myra Kline
 Sergeant at Arms
 Ruth Davis
 Past President
 Sig Murphy
   
 Committee Chairs
 
 Club Adminstration
 JD Debler
 Membership  Maddie Legner
 Public Relations
 Debra VanEvery Smith
 Service Projects
 Phyllis Lindsey
 Rotary Foundation
 John Jackson

2014-2015 Club Officers and Directors Diane Probst 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sigurd Murphy on Jan 16, 2014

Annual Meeting Notice

We will be taking a small potion of the meeting on January 23, 2014 to conduct the election of officers and Directors for 2014-2015 Rotary Year. If you are interested in serving, please contact Diane Probst, President Elect for 2014-2015 or Sig Murphy, our current President.

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Posted by Sigurd Murphy on Jan 16, 2014
ImagePresident Sig Murphy represented us well at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Luncheon honoring and highlighting all the non-profit and service organizations we have in Rockport and Fulton. Each had one minute to speak and tell about their organization.
President Sig Murphy at the Chamber Luncheon Sigurd Murphy 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 13, 2014

ImageRefugio County 4-H Queen for 2014 paid a visit to the Club this week. The queen is not a stranger to us - she is our own Reagan Ruddock. Reagan told us a bit about the 4-H program and how it has impacted her life and the lives of many others. We are proud of her.

The 2014 Refugio County Fair will be held March 19-March 22, 2014. Their website is www.refugiocountyfair.com. Reagan has her own page at
Refugio County 4-H Queen

 

 

Program on January 9 - Refugio County 4-H Queen Nancy Paulson 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 12, 2014

Thieving Elves Christmas Gift Exchange Party

The club held its annual Thieving Elves Christmas Gift Exchange Party at it meeting on December 19, 2013. Fun and laughs were had by all. Several gifts were frozen by being stolen several times. Linda Collins thought for sure she would be going home with some tequila, but all opportunities were stolen. Jerry Channell received a basketball hat game and had great fun seeing how may baskets he could make. PDG Jack Daniels received a pair of Christmas boxers - we asked him model, but he declined. Maddie Legner played model while trying to select a gift after getting her first one stolen.

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Thieving Elves Christmas Party Nancy Paulson 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathy David on Dec 19, 2013

A BIG Thank You to Kari Kelley, Chair of the Dictionaries for Third Graders, to Sig for proposing the idea, and all that helped with the project. We had a great time handing out 240 dictionaries this morning to all Rockport Third Graders. We received an email thank you from Assistant Principal John Speck with some pictures.

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Dictionaries For Third Graders Kathy David 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adelaide Marlatt on Dec 17, 2013

A new member of the Rockport Rotary Club, Adelaide Marlatt, was instrumental in developing and spearheading our newest service project. The club has adopted a section of Pearl Street (FM 3036) from just west of the bypass to just past Enterprise. We will be doing cleanup at least twice a year. Pictures show the club at work on our first pickup day on November 30, 2013. This was followed by pizza at Panjo’s. Summer cleanup will include a BBQ at Memorial Park. Kudos to our new member, Adelaide, for making this happen.

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Rockport Rotary Club's Newest Service Project Adelaide Marlatt 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 16, 2013

ImageRockport Rotary Club revived a service project from the past and provided some holiday lights in Veterans Park in Rockport. Rotarian Darren Sigwald pulled the sights from storage and refurbished them with the help of B&R Electric (co-owner by Rotarian Rose Ann Holzman). Several other Rotarians assisted in the setup on December 3. They will stay in place until shortly after the start of the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bottom Two Photos by Phil Albin

Holiday Lights at Veterans Park Nancy Paulson 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
A message from Rotary International Nancy J Paulson 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Probst on Sep 26, 2013

The Rockport Club guest speakers were a few of the Little Bay Sea Queens. They were generous, as always, with their kisses. In the picture, bestowing one on our President Sig Murphy. The Queens shared a bit of their history and what their activities are. They are true ambassadors to the world for Rockport, Fulton, Lamar and Aransas County.

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Rotary Kiss! Diane Probst 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jul 31, 2013

John Jackson shared a bit of the history of why the Leadership program was developed. It was created 17 years ago to develop emerging leaders in the community. Shelly Stuart presented an overview of the various sessions during the class.

Diane Probst shared some of the personal results and class projects completed over the years. These vary from booklets, benches, landscaping,community signs, Speaker Circuits and more.

 

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Leadership Class from the Chamber of Commerce Nancy Paulson 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jun 19, 2013

ImageLaci Johnson, teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences at Rockport Fulton high School, accepts a check for tuition assistance for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program from the Charles A. Evans Scholarship Foundation.

Laci’s comments:

We just completed our first year of Culinary Arts--dual credit, which means the students received college credit towards their degree plan. The rigor of the class has changed with the addition of it being offered as dual credit. The students are using the same materials that they would be using if they were attending class at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. The course requires them to be able to gather information from the textbook, "ServSafe", and pass a series of tests. If they pass the ServSafe exam, they receive additional certification which looks good to potential employers in the restaurant industry.

These students were given several opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in catering. Some of the events being for the Rotary Club! Students participated in the Taste of Rockport and also provided hors d’oeuvres for the opening night of your conference in May at the Maritime Museum. The culinary arts class also prepared breakfast for the Education Foundation's First Annual Shopping Tournament. They not only had to know how to prepare the food being served, they also saw the side of this job that most people never see--the organization. The class was an integral part of the planning for this catering event. They had to determine how much food to purchase and also had to know how to cook and serve it so that we could serve a lot of people in a short amount of time. These are definitely skills these students will be able to put toward future jobs.

We have received a lot of new equipment. A remodel took place in the Fall semester last year and the kitchen looks great! Students now have access to some commercial type equipment. 8 Gas ranges, a 6-rack oven, prep tools, a griddle and a large mixer to name a few.  They are gaining "hands-on" practice with some of the equipment and tools they will be using in the food industry should they continue after high school.

None of this would have been possible if it were not for the $75,000 grant we received from the Education Foundation. The money was spent quickly on new equipment, remodeling a section of the kitchen, new textbooks, and tuition for the students to earn dual credit through Del Mar College. Tuition is about $250 per student for the entire year and it is tough for the students to come up with this. This funding we are receiving from the Rotary Club will help cover tuition for half of our students next year. The students really enjoy this course so thank you for making it possible for them to enroll. Thank you for giving back to the kids!

Scholarship Foundation Award to Culinary Arts Program Nancy Paulson 2013-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Samuel Spears on Oct 24, 2012

On October 25th, come and join the Rockport Rotary Club for a relaxing and educational evening around the campfire at Past President Sam Spears' home. BBQ will be provided by Sam and Alissa Spears with side dishes, appetizers, and dessert being provided by all guests.  This pot luck dinner will be fun and entertaining for everyone interested in Rotary.

Click the title to Read More. See the download files below in this column for a printable flyer.

Fireside Chat Details & Information Samuel Spears 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 03, 2012

 The District Governor's schedule is packed with meetings, conferences and visits to clubs in the District. JD had a rare Thursday at home recently and was able to attend his home club- Rockport, just as member. Welcome and good travels during your year.

Click the title see a picture as JD Simpson shares some inspiring stories of his travels so far.

JD Simpson, DG 2012-2013 takes time to visit his home club Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Frost on Jun 19, 2012

Rockport Film Festival

The Rockport Film Festival (RFF) celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event that highlights talent from all over the world. Held the first weekend in November annually.

ImageRFF offers an affordable retreat where art meets environment, where filmmakers, professionals, and enthusiasts can network and relax, and enjoy films that are rarely seen elsewhere without having to wait in long lines or navigate multiple theater venues. The Festival holds outdoor screenings, red carpet parties, and plays host to filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals all in the relaxing environment of Rockport, named a "Top-10 Coastal Art Community" by Coastal Living Magazine.

The RFF audience is growing, and enthusiasm among the community continues to rise each year. Films with a Texas or Southwest flavor or works that focus on fine or performing arts and humanitarian themes are strongly considered, but RFF has screened a wide variety of films from all over the world.

"Best of" and "People's Choice" awards are presented at each edition of RFF. Alumni include Layton Blaylock (ART FROM THE STREETS), Justin Adler (RISE AND SHINE), and Alan Barber (SIX MAN, TEXAS) who declares, "Never before have we received such enthusiastic attention for our film coupled with great hospitality."

With only one film playing at a time, each official selection stands out, making RFF an excellent place to premiere or showcase a film. We hope to see you at this year's Festival!

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Start Making Plans to Attend the 6th Annual Rockport Film Festival Mike Frost 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephenie Cochran

RYLA is working and the students do enjoy it. Below is a letter submitted to the Rockport Rotary Club’s RYLA coordinator Stephenie Cochran. It says it all.

Good morning Stephanie!

I am writing to let you know that our son, Joseph had an absolutely fantastic time at RYLA camp! I did not have the opportunity to sit and discuss the camp with my son until I returned from a business trip.

I did not warn him ahead of time that his phone would be confiscated, so the news of this on the drive to camp was quite a shock. I also had told him ahead of time to read his paperwork to be sure to bring the items needed for camp, which he forgot to do. Thanks for stopping to get him some towels!!

Joseph said he met such incredibly nice, funny, and personable kids at the camp. He spoke of the activities and games with such enthusiasm! I am so grateful and overjoyed that he had a great experience at the RYLA camp. As parents, we can only hope for positive influences that foster growth and development to enter the lives of our children. Joseph enjoyed the camp so much that he signed up to be a counselor at RYLA in 2015.

I would like to thank The Rotary Club for sponsoring Joseph to be part of the RYLA camp experience. Best wishes for continued success working with our youth!!

Kind regards,

 

Dion Krupa

 

A "Thank You" to the RYLA Stephenie Cochran 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson
ImageOur program for January 23 was Jeff Adams, Prescribed Fire Specialist Aransas NWRC, Austwell, TX. He shared stories and the reasons and methods for using fire to control and improve the environment on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and beyond.
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Rotarians Help with Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup 2012 Nancy J Paulson 0
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