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Mineral Wells

Service Above Self

Every Wednesday at noon
Palo Pinto General Hospital
400 S.W. 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX  76068
United States of America
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Rotary Club of Mineral Wells was proud to have interim City Manager Margie Rose speak at last Wednesday's weekly meeting, the club's first at its new home in the meeting room at Palo Pinto General Hospital.

 

Club members enjoyed the delicious lunch offerings in the hospital cafeteria and PPGH staff ensured the meeting room was ready and accommodating. Rotary Club appreciates PPGH welcoming us to the hospital for our weekly Wednesday meetings.

 

Rose told club members Mineral Wells citizens have much to be excited about with so many projects and positive things happening in the city, including downtown redevelopment and those plans going forward.

 
 

Two of this year's Rotary Four-Way Speech contestants, Rachel Carter and Mia Elder, gave their speeches to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells members on Wednesday. Bradley Aaron was unable to attend.

For the second straight year, Rachel won second place while Mia took first place, winning a $1,000 scholarship and the right to advance to district competition. Rachel received a $500 scholarship and Bradley a $250 scholarship.

Congrats and great jobs!

 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells conducted its annual Four-Way Speech Contest on Thursday in Mineral Wells City Council chambers at the City Hall Annex, awarding $1,750 in scholarships.

 

The winners of the 2019 contest were Mia Elder (center) winner of a $1,000 scholarship; Rachel Carter (left) winner of a $500 scholarship; and Bradley Aaron, winner of a $250 scholarship.

 

For Rachel, it was her second time to receive a $500 Rotary Four-Way Speech scholarship after also taking second place in last year's speech contest.

 

Mia qualifies to advance to an upcoming district Four-Way Speech Contest with an opportunity to win more scholarship monies and advance farther.

 

Author Jim Gatewood visited Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday to talk about his book, "Sid Richardson and Texas Oil," and regale members with several stories about the Athens, Texas, native who struck it big in the Texas oilfields.

 

Gatewood said it was while Richardson was staying in Mineral Wells that his fortunes change. Having done well initially in land and oil dealings, Richardson was an avid gambler who lost much of his money during a losing streak.

 

Libraries in the 21st Century are not just buildings where people read and check out books – though they still serve that purpose.

 

Today's libraries have transformed themselves into community centers and places of hands-on learning, creativity and social interaction.

 

That was the message Boyce Ditto Public Library Children's Librarian Jacque Fitzhugh brought to Rotary Club members during Wednesday's meeting at Holiday Hills Country Club. She is pictured above with Club President JJ Dugan.

 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells President JJ Dugan, center, accepts on behalf of the club Mineral Wells ISD's recognition as its "January Partner in Education."

 

The presentation was made at Monday's MWISD school board meeting. Dugan is pictured with MWISD board President Maria Jones, left, and MWISD Superintendent and Rotarian John Kuhn.

 

Rotary Club recently provided Mineral Wells High School with a $4,000 grant to help homeless students with educational supplies and needs. Each year the local club's president selects a project to fund and assist, and helping local homeless high school students was the project Dugan selected for his term.

Knowing college is not for everyone, Mineral Wells ISD has long been committed to making sure students have a chance to learn and are exposed to career opportunities outside classrooms.

 

MWISD has a large Career and Technical Education department giving students knowledge and hands-on experience in areas like agriculture, horticulture, culinary arts, floral design, automotive skills through its six-bay auto tech department, welding, computer-aided design, woodshop and construction, nursing and health care, veterinarian care and more.

 

Not only are students able to gain valuable knowledge and actual experience, but in several of these areas they can can get certifications and embark on their careers immediately after graduating high school while choosing how and whether to pursue their education and goals.

 
Led by Rotarian and First Financial Bank of Mineral Wells President Cory Crenshaw, three senior bank officers and Mineral Wells Police Department Det. Sgt. Darby Thomas on Wednesday gave local Rotarians a program on financial exploitation geared toward protecting elderly persons from scams and fraud.
 
Representing First Financial Bank were vice presidents Matt Sudderth (pictured above), Trina Richards and Maria Putman.
 
Like most banks and financial institutions, First Financial is committed to helping identify and stop scams and fraud, especially those that target seniors and the elderly. According to FFB's "Financial Exploitation" program, 1-in-7 senior citizens will become the victim of financial fraud – oftentimes by someone they trust like a family member or caregiver.
 
 
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
Foundation Chair
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Membership Chair
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Lottie Eubanks
Mar 20, 2019
Lance Howerton
Mar 27, 2019
Club Assembly
Apr 03, 2019
James Fesser
Apr 10, 2019
Linda Porter-Bradford
Apr 17, 2019
Karyn Bullock
Apr 24, 2019
Club Assembly
May 01, 2019
Corey Crenshaw
May 08, 2019
Crystal Cameron
May 15, 2019
Tanya Lukas
May 22, 2019
Nancy Cameron
May 29, 2019
Club Assembly
Jun 05, 2019
Kim Hoffman
Jun 12, 2019
Tonya Gary
Jun 19, 2019
John Dugan
Jun 26, 2019
New officers installation
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Janet Holland
    March 9
  • David May
    March 13
  • Phil Garrett
    April 27
  • Harris Brooks
    April 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Bill Eubanks
    March 2
  • Mary Beth Walker
    March 5
  • Steve E. Watson
    March 31
  • Donna Perkins
    April 10
  • Lisa Coleman
    April 10
  • Renee Greenwood
    April 20
Anniversaries:
  • James Fesser
    Amy Fesser
    March 21
  • Dan Steele
    Cary Labbe-Steele
    March 23
  • Stacy Choate
    Richard Choate
    April 18
Join Date:
  • Dan Steele
    March 6, 1991
    28 years
  • Keri Walden
    March 9, 2009
    10 years
  • Tonya Gary
    March 16, 2016
    3 years
  • Dacey Malone
    March 25, 2015
    4 years
  • Saskia Vaughan
    April 14, 2010
    9 years
  • Rual Perkins
    April 15, 1974
    45 years
  • Scott Elder
    April 22, 2009
    10 years
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
March 8 – Wayne Sanderson/Jimmy Ashby
March 15 – Lottie Eubanks/Barb Tucker
March 22 – Open
March 29 – Scott Elder
April 5 – James Fesser/JJ Dugan
April 12 – Janette Green/Louanne Noel
April 19 – Nancy Cameron/Crystal Cameron
April 26 – Dan Steele
May 3 – Open
May 10 – Keri Walden/Tonya Gary
May 17 – Eric Douglas/Kim Hoffman
May 24 – Shane Coleman
May 31 – Connie Ball/Karyn Bullock
June 7 – Raymond Greenwood
June 14 – Linda Porter-Bradford/Candi Pearson
June 21 – Janette Ender/???
June 28 – David May 
 
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