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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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"Wherever kids are there are predators," Shree Patterson of Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County told Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday.

 

If that sounds alarming, it is meant to be. They are words of caution and warning for parents trying to navigate today's technologies in a way that is safe for their children.

 

Patterson, pictured left, and CACPPC Executive Director and Rotarian Linda Porter-Bradford, center, were this week's guest speakers who delivered a program centered on April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. Also pictured is Rotary Club President JJ Dugan.

 

Fellow Rotarian and Mineral Wells Regional Airport Manager Wayne Sanderson last Wednesday gave club members an overview of how Mineral Wells and the airport is positioning itself to become a major center for unmanned aerial systems operations.

 

UAS is a rapidly growing sector of the aviation industry, with pilotless aircraft of all sizes used in an array of commercial and military applications.

 

Sanderson noted that Mineral Wells is in an optimal geographic location, being just outside the Metroplex restricted flight zone allows the airport to serve as a base for unmanned aerial system testing and flight operations.

 

Cody Jordan admits she can't draw, but she can envision and present her ideas to those who can draw and paint – especially on much larger scales then a regular piece of paper or canvas.

 

A Travis Elementary School music and drama teacher by trade, Cody (pictured above right) since last fall has taken on the role of coordinating the beautiful and thought-provoking downtown murals springing up on the sides of many buildings. She, along with the talented muralists, have dedicated hours and hours of research, labor and effort – and much of their own money – in helping bring downtown Mineral Wells back to life by covering up old and ugly buildings and giving them a new look, new life and new hope.

 

Anyone who has been downtown has seen them. A monarch butterfly with wings spread like those of an angel, forming the "W" along with a mountainous "M" over it for Mineral Wells. A female "pouring her heart out" as she springs from the sprout of a water can. Historic cars depicting decades of Mineral Wells history. The hope that is seen in the 1920s flapper blowing white leaves from a dandelion – and much more.

 

Palo Pinto County Historical Commission members Pam McCreary and Sandra Crawford on Wednesday gave Mineral Wells Rotarians a sneak peak of this year's Palo Pinto County on Tour event.

 

Held every two years, this year's tour is set for Saturday, April 27.

 

McCreary, pictured right, and Crawford, center, were special guests and speakers for this week's Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meeting, invited by program chair and PPCHC member Lottie Eubanks.

 

The event is a self-paced historical and wildflower driving tour. It can be started – and tickets purchased at – at any of the 2019 tour destinations.

 

 

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.

 
 
Officers & Directors
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Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
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Membership Chair
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Karyn Bullock
Apr 24, 2019
Club Assembly
May 01, 2019
Corey Crenshaw
May 08, 2019
Leadership Class 25: Bringing back the Welcome sign
Crystal Cameron
May 15, 2019
Tanya Lukas
May 22, 2019
Nancy Cameron
May 29, 2019
Rhett Warren on his vision, hopes for Rails to Trails
Club Assembly
Jun 05, 2019
John and Marilyn Pokorny: Public image and enhancing community perception of Rotary
Kim Hoffman
Jun 12, 2019
Tonya Gary
Jun 19, 2019
John Dugan
Jun 26, 2019
New officers installation
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Phil Garrett
    April 27
  • Harris Brooks
    April 28
  • Lottie Eubanks
    May 9
  • Linda Porter-Bradford
    May 10
  • Nancy Cameron
    May 10
  • Janette Green
    May 19
  • Jimmy Walker
    May 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Donna Perkins
    April 10
  • Lisa Coleman
    April 10
  • Renee Greenwood
    April 20
  • James Bradford
    May 16
Anniversaries:
  • Stacy Choate
    Richard Choate
    April 18
  • Harris Brooks
    Vicki D. Brooks
    May 1
  • Raymond Greenwood
    Renee Greenwood
    May 14
  • Jimmy Walker
    Mary Beth Walker
    May 19
  • Eric Douglas
    Brittney Douglas
    May 24
Join Date:
  • Saskia Vaughan
    April 14, 2010
    9 years
  • Rual Perkins
    April 15, 1974
    45 years
  • Scott Elder
    April 22, 2009
    10 years
  • Karyn Bullock
    May 4, 2011
    8 years
  • Stacy Choate
    May 19, 2017
    2 years
  • Steve Butcher
    May 22, 1996
    23 years
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
April 5 – JJ Dugan
April 12 – Janette Green/Louanne Noel
April 19 – Nancy Cameron/Crystal Cameron
April 26 – Dan Steele
May 3 – David May/Megan Hudson
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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