Welcome to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells

Mineral Wells

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Southside Church of Christ
1401 S.E. 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
United States of America
Every Wednesday at noon except during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
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Club News
We were able this week to formally recognize some of our 2020 scholarship recipients. They will have their scholarship awards sent to their colleges.
Pictured at top is Emma Bullock with Past President David May. She received a $750 Willie Casper Jr. Rotary Scholarship, as did Claire Rasmussen (not pictured). Below left, Braden Fryer received a $250 Rotary Interact scholarship. Bottom center, Jessie Ishmael received a $500 Jimmy Ashby Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Bottom right, Paige Riney received the $1,000 Zach Elder Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Also this year Regan Carter (not pictured) received a $1,500 Rotary Scholarship.
Congrats and good luck to all recipients and thanks to the community for making these scholarships possible.
Today’s Rotary Club of Mineral Wells board meeting produced some exciting news as the club begins to regroup and move forward once again.
First, we will be meeting weekly again beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. We will meet Wednesdays at noon in the fellowship hall of Southside Church of Christ, 1401 S.E. 25th Avenue. Thanks to Connie Ball’s coordination, the church is opening its beautiful and spacious building to us. It is easy to get to, plentiful parking and just a few steps from your car to the building.
Our meetings will be catered by Sadie’s Eats (2020 Reader’s Choice winner for best salad.) We will provide more details on how to order and pay for meals, but essentially Sadie will offer two box lunch choices like she currently does on Mondays and Tuesdays.
At midnight (Wednesday) I will become your Immediate Past District Governor, and Roger Paschal will become the Governor of our great district!  As my term ends, I want to thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your District Governor for the past year.  

I look back to July first 2019 and feel that I was so lucky.  I was able to make all of my club visits in person.  Then Lynn and I were able to participate in some club fundraisers and other events, which helped us to get to know you better, and helped me to become a better Rotarian.

I met so many wonderful people. All of our clubs, large or small, truly care about our communities, and the world.  Even before COVID, that was clearly evident. 
A new Rotary Club of Mineral Wells year begins today, July 1, with new officers in place across all levels of our organization.


For our club that means Tonya Gary is now club president, with Karyn Bullock our president-elect. We have several members who have stepped up and are now in new roles of service and leadership. Pat Wilson is our new treasurer. Dianne Templar is now secretary. Kelly Strain is our new membership chair. Stacy Choate is taking on new duties related to financial accounting and tracking for our flag program.


David May is now past president, but retaining his roles as publicity and flag program chair.


“As I told those at the social, it was my honor to serve this year as your president,” May said. “It was not the year any of us expected. We experienced growth in membership and enthusiasm while adding a very successful new fundraiser and carrying out our service projects and commitments before everything was halted. Despite that, I am encouraged about our future and exited about our new leadership and members serving in new roles. I see them continuing to grow and learn and lead our club successfully into the future. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and kind words during my year as your president.”

Grant funds are being distributed this week to Hendrick Medical Center in Wichita Falls, United Regional Foundation in Abilene, and Texas Health Services for medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas, and Tarrant Area Food Bank will also receive funds to support their expanded services to the food insecure members of our District 5790 community.


The project began when Rotarians were asked to support COVID-19 related needs in our community. Hoping to raise a modest $25,000 to restock local food pantries and provide medical supplies to local hospitals, Rotarians in District 5790 (North Central TX), 5870 (Austin), and global partner District 9810 in Australia put out the call to club members and friends, and raised a shocking $161,000 in 10 days.


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.
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Vocational Services/Interact
Club Service/Community Service
Public Relations
Other: Fundraiser - Flag Program
Other: Fundraiser - Pancake Supper
Other: Fundraisers - Sponsorships
Club Socials
Other: Fundraiser - Crazy Kicker
Executive Secretary / Director
Beth Watson
Sep 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Connie Ball
Sep 16, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Sep 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Speaker: Rhett Warren
Raymond Greenwood
Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly/Kicker Prep
Oct 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Steve Butcher
Oct 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Bill Jones
Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Megan Hudson
Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Nov 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Pat Wilson
Nov 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Dianne Templar
Nov 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Nov 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Tonya Gary / Karyn Bullock
Dec 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Dec 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Dec 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Monica Riedlinger
    August 3
  • Jeanette Ender
    August 11
  • Tonya Gary
    August 20
  • Bill Jones
    September 5
  • Connie Ball
    September 6
  • Louanne Noel
    September 10
  • Raymond Greenwood
    September 22
  • Karyn Bullock
    September 24
  • Pat Wilson
    September 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Gene Ender
    August 13
  • Robert Green
    August 15
  • Shelle Crenshaw
    September 30
  • David Hawes
    Shirl Hawes
    August 8
  • Charles Thompson
    Billie Thompson
    August 22
  • Linda Porter-Bradford
    James Bradford
    September 1
  • Megan Hudson
    Willy Hudson
    September 19
  • Connie Ball
    September 26
Join Date:
  • John Kuhn
    August 10, 2016
    4 years
  • Eric Douglas
    August 17, 2016
    4 years
  • David Hawes
    September 1, 1985
    35 years
  • Lottie Eubanks
    September 1, 1988
    32 years
  • Shane Coleman
    September 11, 2013
    7 years
  • Candi Harrison
    September 20, 2017
    3 years
  • Crystal Cameron
    September 27, 2017
    3 years
Meals on Wheels Schedule

2020-2021 Meals on Wheel Schedule



7 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

14 – Connie Ball

21 – Scott Elder

28 – Kelly Strain / Candi Harrison



4 – Pat Wilson / Tonya Gary

11 – Eric Douglas

18 – JJ Dugan

25 – Janette Green



2 – Karyn Bullock / Shirl Hawes

9 – Raymond Greenwood

16 – Phil Garrett

23 – Linda Porter-Bradford

30 – Stacie Frye / Louanne Noel



6 – Connie Ball / David May

13 – Steve / Lyn Butcher

20 – Jimmy Walker / Jeanette Ender

27 – John Kuhn

29 – Ross Korkmas / Megan Hudson



4 – Dianne Templar / Sheree Patterson

11 – Wesley Wermuth / Saskia Vaughan

18 – Maegan Kostiha / Monica Reidlinger

25 – No deliveries



1 – No deliveries

8 – David May

15 – Shane Coleman

22 – Cory Crenshaw

29 – Bill Jones



5 – Dan Steele

12 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

19 – Ross Korkmas / Megan Hudson

26 – Scott Elder



5 – Kelly Strain / Candi Harrison

12 – Pat Wilson / Tonya Gary

19 – Eric Douglas

26 – JJ Dugan



2 – Janette Green

9 – Karyn Bullock

16 – Raymond Greenwood

23 – Phil Garrett

30 – Linda Porter-Bradford



7 – Stacie Frye / Louanne Noel

14 – Connie Ball / David May

21 – Steve/Lyn Butcher

28 – Jimmy Walker / Jeanette Ender



4 – John Kuhn

11 – Ross Korkmas / Megan Hudson

18 – Dianne Templar / Sheree Patterson

25 – Wesley Wermuth / Meagan Kostiha

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