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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 on Thursday hosted its 2020 Four-Way Test Speech Contest in the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce meeting room.

 

Contestants each gave outstanding oral speeches and were judged on their presentations. Contestants are asked to limit their speech to five minutes and incorporate in their speeches the principles of Rotary's Four-Way Test each Rotarian is asked to adhere to:

 

Of the things we think, say or do:

 

First, is it the truth?

Second, is it fair to all concerned?

Third, will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Fourth, is it beneficial to all concerned?

 

Taking this year's top scholarship prize of $1,000 was Mineral Wells High School junior Mackenzie Lawhon, a talented singer and actress who also participates in athletics, is among the top students academically in her class and is very active in her church and community activities. As a junior, Lawhon will be eligible to participate again next year. She is also eligible to advance to district competition if it takes place.

 

Amid concerns of the global coronavirus pandemic, and national and local efforts to prevent its spread, Rotary Club of Mineral Wells has suspended weekly meetings through at least the end of March.
 
Club leaders will reassess its meetings and events, including the 16th Annual Rotary Crazy Kicker bike ride planned for April 18.
 
Plans are for the 4-Way Test Speech Contest to take this Thursday, March 19, at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce. Typically fewer than 10 people – contestants and judges – attend and the club will take measures to provide a safe environment.
 
Rotarians have been meeting weekly on Wednesdays in Classroom I at Palo Pinto General Hospital for lunch, socializing, updates on club news and a program of interest. On Friday, PPGH implemented measures in response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak, which included eliminating community meetings and restricting public access to the cafeteria.
 
Anticipating those hospital steps, club leaders earlier in the week began looking at meeting location alternatives but it became clear the responsible thing to do was suspend meetings for the short term and make further decisions in the coming days and weeks.
 
The decision comes in the wake of President Donald Trump on Friday declaring the virus outbreak a national health emergency. Schools, churches and businesses are taking their own steps to protect the public in hopes the virus can be stopped sooner rather than later.
 
“While there are presently no reported cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 locally, we believe this is the right and responsible thing to do for our members and community,” said club President David May. “While some think the national response has been over-reaction in some cases, being proactive will keep many people from becoming infected, and will save lives.”
 
People are urged to follow the recommendations put out by the CDC to help prevent infection and spreading the disease, which include avoiding large public gatherings and washing your hands frequently. For more information on the virus and prevention go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Wednesday's guest speaker was Tanya Houk, Transitional Care/New Beginnings manager for the Gladney Center for Adoption Based in Fort Worth. She is pictured, left, with this week's program chair Nancy Cameron.
 
The Gladney Center for Adoption has been in operation 138 years, providing adoption and advocacy services for pregnant women. Last year the center placed 211 children into adoptive homes. The center also provides transitional care services, placing children in foster care before going to their new adoptive home.
 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday welcomed City Manager Randy Criswell to talk about some of the projects occurring or planned. He is pictured above with program chair for the day Tanya Lukas.

 

Criswell, who came to Mineral Wells from Canyon 10 months ago, said housing, jobs and infrastructure continue to be the focus going forward.

 

There is plenty of good news on the housing front. For one, the new market-rate townhomes project adjacent to Mineral Wells Junior High School is progressing rapidly and cold be complete by early summer, offering upscale one- to three-bedroom residential units.

 

Thanks to Cindy Maness, executive director of Mineral Wells Center of Life, for providing today's program about COL and its array of services and programs to help people in need whether it be with food, clothing, furnishings, employment, social services or classes to help provide life skills and personal betterment. She is pictured with program chair Eric Douglas.
 
She said more than 1,900 individuals were assisted in 2019, many of these more than once and some through more than one service.
 
Learn more about Mineral Wells Center of Life at https://mwcol.org/.
 
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Palo Pinto General Hospital for lunch, socializing with fellow Rotarians, updates on club news and events and a program of interest. Meetings are for club members, invited guests and prospective members.
 
It was a special Sunday for one local non-profit and nearly 200 women, and Rotary Club members were able to hear all about it at Wednesday's meeting. Special guests attending were, pictured above, from left, Joy Eaton, Kriste Burnett, Judy Jackson, Barbara Upham and Jill Moore.
 
100 Women of Palo Pinto County held its inaugural event Sunday afternoon at Coffee and Cocktails at 76067 in downtown Mineral Wells. Misty Nix opened The Market at 76067 for the group to tour and shop.
 
Jill Moore brought the idea to Palo Pinto County, saying she had sisters in other places, including McKinney, that have similar group fundraisers. The idea is simple – get 100 women to write a $100 check that will go to a winning non-profit agency. That would mean $10,000 going to one fortunate agency.
 
Only something amazing happened – in its first year 100 Women of Palo Pinto County became 194 women, and on Sunday afternoon Back Pack Buddies of Mineral Wells won a close vote and received $19,400 – nearly half of their annual operating costs.

 

Rotarian Janette Green, center, brought to last Wednesday's meeting Kimberly Sewell and Paul Jewell from Mineral Wells Nutrition to talk about their popular smoothie and juice bar located at Brazos Mall, featuring their line of healthy shakes and energy teas. They brought samples of their teas to the meeting for Rotarians to try. If you haven't been to their store yet make plans to do so and check out their drinks.

 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service Chair
Other: Fundraiser - Flag Program
Other: Fundraiser - Pancake Supper
Other: Fundraisers - Sponsorships
Other: Fundraiser - Crazy Kicker
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
Foundation Chair
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
Speakers
David May
Apr 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Megan Hudson
Apr 08, 2020 12:00 PM
JJ Dugan
Apr 15, 2020
Linda Porter-Bradford
Apr 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Christy Dorr
Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
May 06, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Karyn Bullock
May 13, 2020 12:00 PM
Stacy Choate
May 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Monica Reidlinger
May 27, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Jun 03, 2020
Club Assembly
Crystal Cameron
Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Open
Jun 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Janet Holland
    March 9
  • David May
    March 13
  • Phil Garrett
    April 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Bill Eubanks
    March 2
  • Mary Beth Walker
    March 5
  • Steve E. Watson
    March 31
  • Lisa Coleman
    April 10
  • Renee Greenwood
    April 20
  • Willy Hudson
    April 22
Anniversaries:
  • Dan Steele
    Cary Labbe-Steele
    March 23
  • Stacy Choate
    Richard Choate
    April 18
  • Monica Riedlinger
    Daniel Riedlinger
    April 25
Join Date:
  • Dan Steele
    March 6, 1991
    29 years
  • Keri Walden
    March 9, 2009
    11 years
  • Tonya Gary
    March 16, 2016
    4 years
  • Megan Hudson
    April 2, 2019
    1 year
  • Saskia Vaughan
    April 14, 2010
    10 years
  • Scott Elder
    April 22, 2009
    11 years
Meals on Wheels Schedule
2019-2020 Meals on Wheel Schedule

MARCH

6 – Janette Green / Nancy Cameron

13 – Dan Steele

20 – Keri Walden / Tanya Gary

27 – Eric Douglas

APRIL

3 – Shane Coleman

10 – Connie Ball / Karyn Bullock

17 – Raymond Greenwood

24 – Linda Porter-Bradford / Jeanette Ender

MAY

1 – Cory Crenshaw

8 – Christy Dorr / Louanne Noel

15 – Crystal Cameron / ???

22 – Steve Butcher

29 – Jimmy Walker

JUNE

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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