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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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Mineral Wells residents won't have to drive to Fort Worth or Dallas to find one of the coolest, fastest-growing sports and entertainment venues in America and around the world. They will simply need to go downtown.

Anthony and Taylor Privitt are opening Hatchet House Mineral Wells, located at 309 S.E. 1st Avenue. Pictured above with Rotary program chair Dr. Saskia Vaughan (right), the couple visited Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday to introduce and talk about their new venture.

A combination of darts and bowling, hatchet throwing bars are rapidly growing in the U.S. and Canada. There are leagues and competition events, or people just go to throw hatchets at wall-mounted targets for fun.

The Privitts plan to have Hatchet House Mineral Wells open the first weekend in January.

 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday welcomed Brian Glenn, above right, for his program on ShelterBox. He is pictured with program chair Dan Steele.

 

ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families left homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Rotary International is a major ShelterBox supporter and partner, and our club donates $1,000 annually to ShelterBox.

 

Brian is a Rotarian, a member of the Denton-Lake Cities chapter within our District 5790. He has been a longtime ShelterBox volunteer, having gone on a number of trips to provide ShelterBoxes to people in need.

 

Brian said currently there are 85 million people worldwide displaced from their homes, many of them in under-developed or remote areas with very few resources.

 
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday welcomed District 5790 Membership Chair Larry Petrash who spoke about the importance of membership growth and retention.
 

Larry has a long and distinguished military and Rotary career. In fact he was among the last to leave Fort Wolters when the local base was decommissioned and closed in 1972. He  served 27 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Service Corps. His expertise was in Hospital Administration. His service rendered 16 medals including four awards of the Army Commendation Medal; one Army Achievement Medal; two awards of the National Defense Service Medal for Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm; four awards of the Reserve Components Achievement Medal; and two awards of the Army Reserve Medal, among others.

 
Today was an exciting day for Rotary Club of Mineral Wells as the club formally accepted three more new members. Two were Kelly Strain, of Ryan Roach Farmers Insurance Company, and Pat Wilson, area manager for Oncor who was once a Rotarian and has returned to be part of the Mineral Wells Club and put "Service Above Self."
 
Of special note was acceptance of new member Lyn Butcher, wife of longtime Rotarian Steve Butcher. They become the club's first known married couple in Mineral Wells Rotary.
 
Lyn, who has participated in club events in the past, joined Rotary Club of Mineral Wells under a new spouse level membership with a discounted membership fee.
 
"We are excited to have three terrific, high-quality new members in Kelly, Pat and Lyn," said club President David May. "But I especially like that we have our first Rotary couple, and I believe we will have a second club couple soon. We love that they will be sharing Rotary fun and experiences together through our meetings, projects, community engagements and socials."
 
To learn more about Rotary and becoming a member, visit the club's website at https://mineralwellsrotary.org or seek out a current member for more information about Rotary and an invitation to join.

 

Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday heard how Mineral Wells ISD's two-year-old Opportunity Culture initiative is benfitting teachers and students in its elementary school classrooms.

 

Mineral Wells ISD school board member and Rotary program chair for the week Scott Elder brought Travis Elementary School Principal David Wells, who in turn brought with him campus educators Carla Watson, Patti Newsome and Lindsey Wells, who all serve as Multi-Classroom Leaders (MCLs) for the school under the Opportunity Culture program.

 

Also attending Wednesday's meeting were Rotarians Dr. John Kuhn, who is superintendent of Mineral Wells ISD, and club Secretary Karyn Bullock, who is the district's communications director. John Kuhn's administrative assistant Marilyn Bradshaw attended as a special guest.

 

 

With today's smartphones, anybody can take photos and videos then use filters or various editing software. Some do it very well and create interesting, even stunning images.

 

Then there are people like Wednesday's Mineral Wells Rotary program speaker Jonny Partesius, aka Jonny Goodday (which he said he goes by because it sounds better and is easier to say and spell). Jonny is a true artist – almost magician – with an eye, a talent and equipment for producing some of the most amazing photographs and videos one will ever see.

 

Take, for instance, his recent photograph of the Milky Way he captured from the Palo Pinto area …

 

 

Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday heard the importance of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, and the impact the three area state parks have on the area.

 

Jeff Hinkson, of the Strawn Area Chamber of Commerce who has dedicated his time and resources toward development of the park located just west of Strawn surrounding Tucker Lake, spoke to the club as the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election approaches.

 

One of 10 proposed constitutional amendments is Proposition 5, which if passed will dedicate revenue from the state's current outdoor sales tax to state park development, improvements and maintenance. Early voting begins Monday.

The late Zach Elder, Jimmy Ashby and Col. Willie H. Casper Jr. may be gone, but won't soon be forgotten. Rotary Club of Mineral Wells membership on Wednesday approved renaming three of its annual scholarship awards in their honor.

 

"This makes me, and all Rotarians, very happy to do this," said club President David May. "These three are held dearly in our hearts and now every year they will be remembered and honored by our club with the presentation of Rotary scholarships."

 
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service Chair
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
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Holiday
Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Dec 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Jan 01, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Jamie Novak and Texas Special Olympics
Keri Walden
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Janette Green
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Mineral Wells Nutrition
Shane Coleman
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jeanette Ender
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Eric Douglas
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Tanya Lukas
Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Mar 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Nancy Cameron
Mar 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Lottie Eubanks
Mar 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Shree Patterson
Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM
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
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stacy Choate
    January 23
  • Charles Thompson
    December 18
  • Dan Steele
    December 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Daniel Riedlinger
    January 6
  • Paul Vaughan
    December 5
  • Cary Labbe-Steele
    December 23
Anniversaries:
  • Karyn Bullock
    David Bullock
    January 7
  • Saskia Vaughan
    Paul Vaughan
    January 19
  • Cory Crenshaw
    Shelle Crenshaw
    December 13
  • Janet Holland
    Mike Holland
    December 30
Join Date:
  • Phil Garrett
    January 25, 2017
    3 years
  • Charles Thompson
    December 1, 2012
    7 years
  • Tanya Lukas
    December 1, 2016
    3 years
  • Jack Dugan
    December 16, 2015
    4 years
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
2019-2020 Meals on Wheel Schedule

 

DECEMBER

6 – Crystal Cameron / Marc Woolvard

13 – Steve Butcher

20 – Jimmy Walker

27 – John Kuhn

 

JANUARY

3 – David May / Megan Hudson

10 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

17 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

24 – Tanya Lukas / Saskia Vaughan

31 – Raymond Greenwood

 

FEBRUARY

7 – Lottie Eubanks / Barb Tucker

14 – Scott Elder

21 – Bill Jones / Candi Pearson

28 – JJ Dugan

 

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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