Rotary Club of El Campo

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Club Information

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, Steve Lyford talked about the Toys for Tots program in Wharton County. He discussed the need for the program, toy collections, fundraisers, and distribution of the toys to the children. This is a great program that puts smiles on many little faces each Christmas season.
 
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At this afternoon's lunch meeting, Jim Janek, Interim CEO of El Campo Memorial Hospital, discussed the hospital's planned renovation of the emergency room area and the benefit of having a local hospital. District Judge Randy Clapp, President of the ECMH Board of Directors, and Don Naiser, ECMH Foundation Board Member, joined in with the panel discussion.
 
    
 

 
 
 
El Campo Rotary Past-President and Game Warden Scott Blackburn gave a presentation on the Deer, Duck and Dove hunting seasons. He also answered questions from club members concerning hunting regulations.
 

 
 
Romane Biname', El Campo Rotary's current exchange student, discussed her life in Belgium. She shared some information about her home country, such as traditions, food & drinks, and what to see and do. Romane also shared a little bit of what she has been doing around Texas with her host families.
 
Romane and Travis Cobb, President-Elect, exchanged Rotary flags. The club sponsoring Romane on her journey to Texas is Herve, Belgium.
 
 

 
 
At today's luncheon, Luke Trammell gave a presentation about Disciplined Investing in a Changing World. Luke is the Senior Vice President of American Funds. Very informative presentation for all investors! He showed that throughout history the political party occupying the White House had little to no affect on investments over time.
 
 
 

 
 
 
District Attorney Dawn Allison gave a presentation on the Criminal Justice System. She also discussed the District Attorney's Office and changes to the way the office operates.
 
Wharton County District Attorney's Facebook page:
 
 

 
 
At the Oct. 6th lunch meeting, Susan Richards and Scott Linebrink discussed Water Mission. They are a nonprofit Christian engineering ministry providing sustainable safe water solutions, through a Christian world view perspective, to people in developing countries and disasters.
 

For more information:

https://watermission.org/

 

 
 
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.

http://echs.ecisd.org/content/football

 

 

 
 
 

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:

http://www.rotaryfirefightershome.org/

 

 
 

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.

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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.

http://www.eafk.org/

 

 
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.
 

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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:https://www.facebook.com/redrubytreats/?fref=ts
 

 
 
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: http://www.whartoncountyyouthfair.org/default.aspx
 

 
 
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
http://www.bgcelcampo.org/
 

 
 
 
Speakers
NO NOON MEETING
Dec 08, 2016
Christmas Party
Jordan Gresham
Dec 15, 2016
 
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