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.”


An executive board meeting has been set for July 9 at noon at the offices of Farmers Insurance-Ryan Roach at Brazos Mall. The board will discuss plans on moving forward this year, especially for meetings and the postponed Crazy Kicker event, among other club business.


“I hope all of our current members will continue with us and continue helping us grow,” May said. “We were voted Palo Pinto county's top club/service organization for a reason – the community sees us, sees what we do to helping and serving others, and having fun while we do it. We are the best because of you. We will be meeting as a group again soon.”


The new slate of club officers for the 2020-2021 year are:


President Tonya Gary

President Elect Karyn Bullock

Immediate Past President David May

Secretary Dianne Templar

Treasurer Pat Wilson

The Rotary Foundation Dan Steele

Vocational Services Carrie Martin

Club Service Connie Ball

Membership Kelly Strain

Public Relations David May

Club Socials Candi Harrison

Fundraiser - Crazy Kicker Bill Jones

Fundraiser - Flag Program David May

Fundraiser - Pancake Supper Karyn Bullock

Fundraisers - Sponsorships Tonya Gary

Executive Secretary / Director Dan Steele