Welcome to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells

Mineral Wells

Service Above Self

Every Wednesday at noon
Holiday Hills Country Club
4801 U.S. Highway 180 East
PO Box 1151
Mineral Wells, TX  76068
United States
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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.
 
 

Mineral Wells Mayor Pro Tem and Ward 2 Councilwoman Tammy Underwood, above left, helped Rotary Club of Mineral Wells kick off 2019 as the year's first guest speaker. She is pictured with club President JJ Dugan.

The club met Wednesday, Jan. 2, at noon at Holiday Hills Country Club.

Underwood talked about the many positive things currently going in the city, highlighted by the improvements in downtown, and talked about some of the critical issues ahead, topped by council's working toward selection of a new city manager to replace fellow Rotarian Lance Howerton, who retired Dec. 31 after serving 25 years in the city leadership role.

Mineral Wells Rotarian Dacey Malone, center, is joined by Mineral Wells High School Rotary Interact members, from left, Rachel Carter, Reagan Carter, Brei Ruelas and Ross Bullock in front of the club’s new Ram Care Closet. The Interact Club stocks personal health and hygiene supplies in the closet for students to access. Community donations to the closet are welcome.
 

Poverty in the community isn’t always visible, so many students suffer quietly. Every student should have access to the basic needs of life so that they can focus on their education.

At Mineral Wells ISD, approximately 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. This means that most of the student body struggles to overcome many of the things taken for granted by others such as access to clothes, school supplies, personal hygiene products and many other simple necessities.

With the help of the Mineral Wells Rotary Club, a Ram Care Closet was created last year by the MWHS Interact Club to help serve MWHS and MWJH students whose families are struggling financially and in need of a little extra help with obtaining daily necessities. Space became an issue for the supplies, so the students had to come up with a better concept.

Each year, Rotary Club presidents across the U.S. and around the world select a project the club and its members can support through grants using local club dollars that are then matched by Rotary International.

This year, Rotary Club of Mineral Wells President JJ Dugan wanted to help local homeless high school students. It was a matter weighing on his heart and mind after Rotarians the previous heard a program on homeless students.

For his president's project Dugan received club approval to provide financial support to those students in need and on Wednesday presented Mineral Wells High School counselors Hope Mesler, pictured center, and Stella Singleton, right, with a $4,000 check. Dugan submitted the project through a grant application that was approved for funding.

 

Amy O'Bannon, left, and Dorothy Clark told Mineral Wells Rotarians Wednesday about their CBD – cannabidiol – products that, when used, won't make you "stoned" but could help reduce or completely relieve a variety of medical ailments or issues.

 

They explained their Colorado-manufactured products – soft gels, lotions, salves, capsules, edibles and flavored tinctures – are legal in Texas without a prescription because, while they are made from hemp, they contain 0 percent THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

 
 
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Speakers
Dan Steele
Feb 20, 2019
Sid Richardson
Shane Coleman
Feb 27, 2019
Club Assembly
Mar 06, 2019
Stacy Choate
Mar 13, 2019
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:
  • Rual Perkins
    February 2
  • Wayne Sanderson
    February 25
  • Janet Holland
    March 9
  • David May
    March 13
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Richard Choate
    February 8
  • David Bullock
    February 16
  • Ginny Sanderson
    February 17
  • Bill Eubanks
    March 2
  • Mary Beth Walker
    March 5
  • Steve E. Watson
    March 31
Anniversaries:
  • James Fesser
    Amy Fesser
    March 21
  • Dan Steele
    Cary Labbe-Steele
    March 23
Join Date:
  • Bill Jones
    February 14, 2018
    1 year
  • Christy Dorr
    February 14, 2018
    1 year
  • Nancy Cameron
    February 21, 2012
    7 years
  • 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
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
Feb. 22 – Phil Garrett/Bill Jones
March 1 – Tanya Lukas/Saskia Vaughan
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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