Welcome to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells

Mineral Wells

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Southside Church of Christ
1401 S.E. 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
United States of America
Every Wednesday at noon except during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
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Club News
 
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells today welcomed Jeremy and Magen Desnoyers, right, owners of Magpie Inn, the bed and breakfast formerly known as The Silk Stocking at the corner of N.W. 4th Avenue and N.W. 4th Street. Pictured with the Desnoyers is program chair Dianne Templar.
 
The Desnoyers acquired the property earlier this year from investor Mark Rawlings, a principal investor and construction manager for the Baker Hotel project.
 
Married 10 years, the Desnoyers previously managed a property in Fredricksburg before overseeing a bed and breakfast in Fort Worth. They were looking to purchase their own property and found Rawlings and the property in Mineral Wells. Mineral Wells always held a special place in Magen’s heart because it is where her “Nana” has lived most of her life. Nana’s nickname for Magen is “Magpie,” hence the inn’s new name.
 
Magen serves on the Texas Bed and Breakfast Association. She has a culinary and events planning background. She has combined her hospitality, culinary and events planning experience and talents to offer and create a fun and memorable stay for their guests. The inn sits just a few blocks off North Oak Avenue, walking distance to Mineral Wells’ downtown food, markets and entertainment district.
 
 
If the fictional character Michael Myers in the "Halloween" movie series scares you so bad you wet your pants, this Michael Myers can help.
 
Just days before Halloween, Palo Pinto General Hospital’s new urologist Dr. Michael Myers was special guest and program at today’s Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meeting. He was introduced by today’s program chair Megan Hudson, marketing director for PPGH.
 
For those wondering why Dr. Myers looks like PPGH’s director of radiology and has the same last name, that is because Chuck Myers, D.O., is his brother.
 
Dr. Michael Myers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 1989, and a Master of Science in Psychology from TCU in 1989. He then pivoted, going to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he graduated in 2003. He then went to Tampa, Florida, and was a resident urologist at the University of South Florida before becoming its chief resident urologist for a year. He then went on to work for a hospital in Georgia before recently returning to North Texas taking the role running PPGH’s urology clinic.
 
 
With its 2020 campaign underway, United Way of Palo Pinto County board President Christina Phenix, pictured center, spoke to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells members at Wednesday's meeting.
 
All monies donated to United Way stay within Palo Pinto County. The agency supports local non-profit partner agencies Addiction Recovery Ministries, CASA-Hope For Children, Girl Scouts of Palo Pinto County, Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County, Mineral Wells Center of Life, New Haven/Helping Hands, Palo Pinto County 4H, Child Welfare Board of Palo Pinto County and The Salvation Army.
 
United Way of PPC this year also matched funds raised for Back Pack Buddies of Mineral Wells.
 
Because of COVID-19, the agency this year has to cancel its biggest and very popular fundraiser, the annual Penny Auction. On Thursday they will be selling baked potato lunches at Southside Church of Christ, and have planned a bucket brigade to collect donations in town.
 
For more information about this year's campaign, the partner agencies or to make a donation, call 940-325-1344 or email uwppc76067@gmail.com. Find United Way of Palo Pinto County on Facebook here. They also have a website under development here.
 
Pictured with Christina are Rotary Club President Tonya Gary, left, and program chair for the day Connie Ball. Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Southside Church of Christ with lunch catered by Sadie's Eats.
 
Expanding on what already exists and is planned, Mineral Wells and the area could become a mecca for mountain bikers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts that helps attract new families, visitors and commerce.
 
That is what Mineral Wells Rotary Club members heard and saw today in a presentation from Rhett Warren regarding the new 4.5 miles of Western Heritage Park Trails now open for the public to walk, run or ride. The courses – designed, mapped and marked for youth/beginners, intermediate and experienced trail riders – are nearly complete.
 
The trails are located at Western Heritage Park, known by many as the former Lion's Park, on far North Oak Avenue. The former city park is under the control and operation of Texas Frontier Trails, which partnered with Warren and his brother, Will, to design and build the trails within much of the park's 50 acres.
 
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells' second meeting of the year Wednesday had a great turnout, a delicious lunch and a special visitor in guest speaker Dr. Glenn Rogers, who after Nov. 3 will have the title of state representative-elect.
 
Out-funded and facing a huge political battle against Empower Texans-figurehead Jon Francis, Rogers finished second to Francis by about 700 votes in the eight-county District 60 race in the March Republican primary to advance to a COVID-delayed runoff.
 
Rogers may have been out-spent more than 2-1 by the Cisco billionaires and millionaires who pumped some $1.5 million into the Francis campaign, but he was not outworked and it paid off in July when Rogers won the high-profile race by nearly the same 700 votes. Palo Pinto County's strong turnout and support helped carry the fifth-generation Palo Pinto Countian to the win.
 
“We can't be bought,” was Rogers' response to a question asking him what he took away from the hard-fought campaign that initially included Granbury attorney Kellye Sorrelle and former Mineral Wells mayor Christopher Perricone.
 
In our first meeting as a club since March, Rotarian Beth Henary Watson brought Mineral Wells City Manager Randy Criswell, who talked about several things on the economic development front that he can't be specific about yet. Also being discussed is a partnership with a company to bring commercial enterprise to Mineral Wells Regional Airport and several new housing development projects working their through the process.
 
It was a great first meeting, with lunch catered by Sadie’s Eats.
 
We are meeting at noon Wednesdays at Southside Church of Christ. Look for her lunch menu options to posted Friday on our Facebook group page and also sent to your email. Lunches are $10 and orders to Sadie must be placed by Monday.
 
We were able this week to formally recognize some of our 2020 scholarship recipients. They will have their scholarship awards sent to their colleges.
 
Pictured at top is Emma Bullock with Past President David May. She received a $750 Willie Casper Jr. Rotary Scholarship, as did Claire Rasmussen (not pictured). Below left, Braden Fryer received a $250 Rotary Interact scholarship. Bottom center, Jessie Ishmael received a $500 Jimmy Ashby Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Bottom right, Paige Riney received the $1,000 Zach Elder Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Also this year Regan Carter (not pictured) received a $1,500 Rotary Scholarship.
 
Congrats and good luck to all recipients and thanks to the community for making these scholarships possible.
 
Today’s Rotary Club of Mineral Wells board meeting produced some exciting news as the club begins to regroup and move forward once again.
 
First, we will be meeting weekly again beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. We will meet Wednesdays at noon in the fellowship hall of Southside Church of Christ, 1401 S.E. 25th Avenue. Thanks to Connie Ball’s coordination, the church is opening its beautiful and spacious building to us. It is easy to get to, plentiful parking and just a few steps from your car to the building.
 
Our meetings will be catered by Sadie’s Eats (2020 Reader’s Choice winner for best salad.) We will provide more details on how to order and pay for meals, but essentially Sadie will offer two box lunch choices like she currently does on Mondays and Tuesdays.
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
The Rotary Foundation
Vocational Services/Interact
Club Service/Community Service
Membership
Public Image
Other: Fundraiser - Flag Program
Other: Fundraiser - Pancake Supper
Other: Fundraisers - Sponsorships
Club Socials
Other: Fundraiser - Crazy Kicker
Executive Secretary / Director
Speakers
Club Assembly
Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Tonya Gary / Karyn Bullock
Dec 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Pat Wilson
Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Holiday
Dec 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Holiday
Dec 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jan 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Janette Green
Jan 13, 2021 12:00 PM
John Kuhn
Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Stacy Choate
Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Feb 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Scott Elder
Feb 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Kelly Strain
Feb 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Nancy Cameron
Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Monica Reidlinger
Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Cory Crenshaw
Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Stacie Frye
Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Open
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Candi Harrison
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Meagan Kostiha
Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Louanne Noel-Post
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Linda Porter-Bradford
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
May 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Crystal Cameron
May 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Carrie Martin
May 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stacy Choate
    January 23
  • David Hawes
    December 10
  • Charles Thompson
    December 18
  • Dianne Templar
    December 21
  • Dan Steele
    December 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Daniel Riedlinger
    January 6
  • Tyrel Templar
    January 15
  • Cary Labbe-Steele
    December 23
Anniversaries:
  • Karyn Bullock
    David Bullock
    January 7
  • Cory Crenshaw
    Shelle Crenshaw
    December 13
  • Janet Holland
    Mike Holland
    December 30
Join Date:
  • Kelly Strain
    January 8, 2020
    1 year
  • Phil Garrett
    January 25, 2017
    4 years
  • Charles Thompson
    December 1, 2012
    8 years
  • Shirl Hawes
    December 9, 2019
    1 year
  • Jack Dugan
    December 16, 2015
    5 years
Meals on Wheels Schedule

2020-2021 Meals on Wheel Schedule

 

DECEMBER

4 – Dianne Templar / David May

11 – Wesley Wermuth / Saskia Vaughan

18 – Maegan Kostiha / Monica Reidlinger

25 – No deliveries

 

JANUARY

1 – No deliveries

8 – David May

15 – Shane Coleman

22 – Cory Crenshaw

29 – Bill Jones

 

FEBRUARY

5 – Dan Steele

12 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

19 – Ross Korkmas / Megan Hudson

26 – Scott Elder

 

MARCH

5 – Kelly Strain / Candi Harrison

12 – Pat Wilson / Tonya Gary

19 – Eric Douglas

26 – JJ Dugan

 

APRIL

2 – Janette Green

9 – Karyn Bullock

16 – Raymond Greenwood

23 – Phil Garrett

30 – Linda Porter-Bradford

 

MAY

7 – Stacie Frye / Louanne Noel

14 – Connie Ball / David May

21 – Steve/Lyn Butcher

28 – Jimmy Walker / Jeanette Ender

 

JUNE

4 – John Kuhn

11 – Ross Korkmas / Megan Hudson

18 – Dianne Templar / Sheree Patterson

25 – Wesley Wermuth / Meagan Kostiha

 
 
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