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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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Like many caring and service-minded volunteers in the community do every weekday, Mineral Wells Rotarians on Fridays deliver meals to homebound seniors and individuals. On Wednesday, Rotarians were able to hear more about Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County through its Executive Director Christie Rucker.


Rucker became the agency's director earlier this year and has been working on making gradual changes and improvements, especially in the variety of meals prepared at Palo Pinto General Hospital, packaged and delivered to the agency's offices at 1410 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, typically ready for deliveries no later than 11 a.m.


She said Meals on Wheels serves around 48,000 homebound and congregate meals annually, with a client list ranging from 200 to 300 people in Mineral Wells, Graford, Gordon, Mingus, Strawn and Possum Kingdom Lake. Not only are hot and freshly made meals delivered midday Mondays through Fridays in Mineral Wells, but twice a month rural clients in the county receive frozen meals. Some clients can qualify for meals delivery seven days a week.



With presentation of a check for $1,000, Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday became a five-star sponsor for the upcoming A Taste of Palo Pinto County.


Mineral Wells Senior Center Executive Director Bill Smith, pictured above right receiving the check from treasurer Dan Steele, visited the club Wednesday at its weekly meeting to talk about this year's annual event. He said there are currently 10 restaurants and caterers confirmed that will be serving up samples of their fare, with more being sought. This year's event will also include a 1950s sock hop with a DJ providing the music. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dance partner and wear their dancing shoes.


A Taste of Palo Pinto County is set for the evening of Thursday, July 25, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2399 in Mineral Wells beginning at 6 p.m. The event is the senior center's major annual fundraiser.


Mineral Wells High School's Reagan Carter arrived Thursday morning at Tarleton State University to attend the Rotary District 5790 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) through Sunday at Tarleton State University.
Reagan is the daughter of Bill and Carey Carter. Rotary Club's Youth Services Chair Karyn Bullock took Reagan to RYLA, where they were met with some enthusiastic greetings.

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells installed its 2019-2020 officers at today's weekly meeting.

Spelling out Rotary, from left, are new club President David May, Past-President John Dugan, President-Elect Tonya Folmar Gary, Secretary Karyn Bullock, Treasurer Dan Steele and Vocational Services Chair Tanya Hix Lukas.

Other officers for the coming year are Community Service Chair Connie Ball, International Service Chair Saskia Vaughan, Foundation Chair Nancy Faith Cameron, Club Service Chair Beth Henary Watson, Scholarships Chair Keri Walden, Membership Chair Cory Crenshaw, Social Chair Candi Wallis Pearson and Mineral Wells Crazy Kicker 100 Event Director William B Jones.

Some of these officers also hold other positions of responsibility within the club and all are appreciated for their work and efforts that help make us a club that puts "Service Above Self."

If you would like to know more about Rotary Club visit https://mineralwellsrotary.org/ or speak to any Rotarian.


Local architect Tim Hopkins on Wednesday showed Rotary Club members what he considers works of art.


Hopkins is the architect behind the renovation and restoration of the historic Crazy Water Hotel on North Oak Avenue. He showed images of the hotel's original 1925 drawings done in ink on pieces of linen. He said going back today and doing the measurements, they match the drawings exactly.


“I consider them works of art,” said Hopkins of the drawings he said were discovered in a small room in the hotel's basement. “They have been tremendously helpful to me.”



Wednesday's Mineral Wells Rotary Club meeting went swimmingly, thanks to Mineral Wells Moccasins swim team coach Macy Nix and two special guests.


Nix, along with her sister, Lexis, this year took over coaching and leading the team and its 48 members from ages under 8 to over 40. The team competes in Region IV of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation.


Nix brought to Wednesday's meeting Devin Crenshaw and Dezden Duppstadt, both first-year swimmers who each placed in events this past Saturday in Weatherford, the first meet of the year competing against four other teams.


Rotary Club of Mineral Wells welcomed Lewisville Morning Rotarians and Rotary District 5790 leaders John and Marilyn Pokorny to Wednesday's meeting to talk about the importance of our club's community image and visibility. They are pictured above with Mineral Wells Rotary Club President JJ Dugan, right.


The Pokornys touched on several ways members can help spread the word of Rotary throughout their social networks to make people in our community more aware of the club and its activities, mission and goals aimed at helping raise interest in membership and participation.



With Mineral Wells on a path to economic growth, Rhett Warren, center, hopes to use an existing path to further local progress and development.


An attorney and president of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors told Rotary Club of Mineral Wells members on Wednesday he is working to charter a Friends of the Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway non-profit fundraising and steering organization to make improvements on the 20-mile trailway that stretches from downtown Mineral Wells to Cartwright Park in Weatherford.


With four trailheads and 16 bridges along the route, two miles running through Mineral Wells are paved with asphalt, with the remaining 18 miles of the trail lined with crushed limestone. The former railroad bed for the Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railroad, the trail opened for public use in 1998.

Officers & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Service - eBulletin
Club Service - Flag Project Chair
Club Service - Media Chair
Club Service - Programs
Club Service - Socials
Crazy Kicker 100 Chair
Membership Chair
Publicity Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
Phil Garrett
Jul 24, 2019 12:00 PM
District Judge Michael Moore
Corey Crenshaw
Jul 31, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Aug 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jimmy Walker
Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Candi Pearson
Aug 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Bill Jones
Aug 28, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Sep 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Connie Ball
Sep 11, 2019 12:00 PM
John Kuhn
Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Louanne Noel
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Crystal Cameron
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Raymond Greenwood
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Beth Watson
Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Scott Elder
Oct 30, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Nov 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
JJ Dugan
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Nov 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Tonya Gary
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly/Pancake supper meeting
Saskia Vaughan
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Dec 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Jan 01, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Keri Walden
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Kuhn
    July 26
  • Monica Riedlinger
    August 3
  • Jeanette Ender
    August 11
  • Tonya Gary
    August 20
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Mike Holland
    July 8
  • Brittney Douglas
    July 9
  • Gene Ender
    August 13
  • Robert Green
    August 15
  • John Kuhn
    Noelia Kuhn
    July 29
  • Charles Thompson
    Billie Thompson
    August 22
Join Date:
  • Jimmy Walker
    July 5, 2000
    19 years
  • Jeanette Ender
    July 29, 2009
    10 years
  • John Kuhn
    August 10, 2016
    3 years
  • Eric Douglas
    August 17, 2016
    3 years
Meals on Wheels Schedule
2019-2020 Meals on Wheel Schedule



5 – Steve Butcher

12 – Jimmy Walker

19 – Karyn Bullock

26 – David May / Megan Hudson



2 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

9 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

16 – Tanya Lukas / Saskia Vaughan

23 – Open

30 – Lottie Eubanks / Barb Tucker



6 – Scott Elder

13 – Bill Jones / Candi Pearson

20 – JJ Dugan

27 – Janette Green / Nancy Cameron



4 – Dan Steele

11 – Keri Walden / Tanya Gary

18 – Eric Douglas

25 – Shane Coleman



1 – Connie Ball / Karyn Bullock

8 – Raymond Greenwood

15 – Linda Porter-Bradford / Jeanette Ender

22 – Cory Crenshaw

29 – Christy Dorr / Louanne Noel



6 – Crystal Cameron / ???

13 – Steve Butcher

20 – Jimmy Walker

27 – John Kuhn



3 – David May / Megan Hudson

10 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

17 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

24 – Tanya Lukas / Saskia Vaughan

31 – Wayne Sanderson



7 – Lottie Eubanks / Barb Tucker

14 – Scott Elder

21 – Bill Jones / Candi Pearson

28 – JJ Dugan



6 – Janette Green / Nancy Cameron

13 – Dan Steele

20 – Keri Walden / Tanya Gary

27 – Eric Douglas



3 – Shane Coleman

10 – Connie Ball / Karyn Bullock

17 – Raymond Greenwood

24 – Linda Porter-Bradford / Jeanette Ender



1 – Cory Crenshaw

8 – Christy Dorr / Louanne Noel

15 – Crystal Cameron / ???

22 – Steve Butcher

29 – Jimmy Walker



5 – John Kuhn

12 – David May / Megan Hudson

19 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

26 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

2018-19 Committees
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