Rotary Club of El Campo

Chartered 1939

Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...

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Welcome to our Club!

El Campo

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:05 PM
Civic Center
2350 N. Mechanic St.
El Campo, TX  77437-2343
United States
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Today was the annual joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Wharton. Good food and fellowship was shared by all! Police Chief Terry Stanphill gave an update on the Public Safety Building and the upcoming Trunk-or-Treat event. Community Services Officer Mark Biskup discussed National Night Out and the Drug Take-Back Program. Matt Sweeney, the Co-President of Wharton Rotary, talked about events happening in their club, such as their recent 2016 Rotary Gala. El Campo Museum Director Cheri McGuirk discussed the upcoming Run Wild 5K Fun Run on October 1st.


Wayne Condra, El Campo High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, discussed the 2016 Football Season. He sized up the opposition for the remainder of the schedule. Coach Condra also introduced his Varsity Football players to the Club.




Homero Ponce-Lopez, a retired Houston Fire Department Captain, discusses Rotary's Firefighter Home Project. The project is to provide temporary fully-furnished housing at little or no cost to firefighters and other first responders while they are undergoing treatment at the Texas Medical Center for any work related medical condition or injury.

For more information about the Rotary Firefighter Home Project or to make a donation:



District Governor Eric Liu visited the Rotary Club of El Campo today. He shared his goals and vision for District 5890 for the coming year. He also reiterated Rotary's commitment to serving our local communities and the world as a whole. This year's motto is Rotary Serving Humanity.

During his visit, DG Liu presented local Rotary President William Key with a plaque of The Four Way Test.




This morning, Northside Elementary fourth-graders and fifth-graders traveled to the Crescent Fairgrounds for the the opening ceremony of the Early Act FirstKnight program. EarlyAct FirstKnight® (or EAFK) is a powerful, daily character education program for elementary and middle schools, made available by The Knights of The Guild and Rotary.

For more information about the EAFK program, click the link below.


Thank you to Angela Cover-Rubio for giving us the latest information on what is going on at Prairie Village Apartments, which is operated by National Church Residences.

Today, David Bright, Asst. Superintendent of Finance for ECISD and fellow Rotarian, talked about the Tax Ratification Penny Swap Vote.  
Thank you, David, for a very informative presentation.  Early voting is now until August 23rd.  Regular voting is on August 27th.  Don't forget to vote!
For more information on the Tax Ratification Election, click on the video below.

TRE VIDEO - El Campo ISD.m4v


What a great program by young entrepreneur, Marin Croix. Marin is the 12 year old daughter of Rotarian JJ Croix and Christy Croix. Marin makes and sells all-natural dog treats, called Red Ruby Treats. She did a fantastic job! You can find more information about her treats here:

Thank to Monty Chamberlain with the Texas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services for the program on Hiring People with Disabilities.

We inducted 3 new members into our Rotary club yesterday: Jim Van Antwerp, Guy Stovall IV, and Chris Pustejovsky. Welcome to the family of Rotary!

Thank you to Clint Pustejovsky for the interesting program on Texas snakes yesterday!

Thank you to Cindy Blaha for sharing the Wharton County Youth Fair schedule of events. The BBQ cookoff is set for April 15- 16 and the fair is scheduled April 23-30. Check out all the details on their website:

Last week Mike Prasek, Jr. of Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse updated us on the history and growth of Praseks and the expansion to Sealy. Thank you, Mike!

A tremendous "thank you" to Jill Stafford, Chief Professional Officer, and Ja'Vonna George, Youth Development Professional, for the program on the Boys and Girls Club. They shared great information on all the wonderful club services they provide. We also received a "subliminal message" about their Hamburger Supper, taking place this Thursday, February 18 from 4 - 6. Contact the club for ticket information. (979) 543-8320

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Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Vocational Service Chair
Social Media & Technology
Club Service
International Service Chair
New Generations Chair
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
Public Relations
Membership & Development Chair
Finance and Audit Director
Family of Rotary