Service Above Self

Amarillo Club 31st Floor, Chase Tower, 600 S. Tyler
Amarillo, Texas 79101  United States
Meetings at noon on Thursday 
(806) 352-3108  rotaryof@arn.net 
We Are Rotary
Rotary International is the world's first service organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and provide world peace under the motto "Service Above Self".
Join us to make a difference
The Rotary Club of Amarillo is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and talent to serve the community and the world.  Along the way, we also have fun and enjoy fellowship and friendship. Visit us and find out how you can make a difference in making the world a better place. 
Amarillo NetPlex and Rotary Park
Our new president 

Who's that behind those Foster Grants? 
Lynne and Jeff Lester enjoy a side trip to Machu Picchu
after attending the Rotary International Convention
in Sao Paulo, Brazile. 


Outgoing President, Cal Harriman,
passes the presidential pin to Jeff Lester.
The President's Message
Rotary International President, K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, has declared
"Be a Gift to the World"
to be the theme for this 2015/2016 Rotary year.
The more-the merrier; bring a guest to Rotary.
New members enrich the experience!  
   If you need guest cards, please see Gina.
Rotary Minute
After a historic year during which transmission of the wild poliovirus vanished from Nigeria and the continent of Africa, the crippling disease is closer than ever to being eradicated worldwide, said top health experts at Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City.
Polio eradication is progressing in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Afghanistan, cases dropped from 28 in 2014 to 13 so far this year. In Pakistan, transmission of the disease dropped dramatically, from 306 cases to 38.

A memorial to Eddie Melin


Each week, our guest speaker signs the above bookplate

on books donated in their honor to the

Amarillo ISD libraries. 




Jul 28, 2016
Katie Noffsker, Director
United Way of Amarillo
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
Ed Drain, Chief of Police
City of Amarillo
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
Emily Nance
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sep 01, 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Welcome New Members
Travis Fanelli
Real Estate
June 2016
Julio Tudon
Financial Planning
June 2016
Jeff Whitsell
United Way
June 2016
Jay Campbell
May 2016
Lucy Hernandez
Real Estate
April 28, 2016
Kelly Fenwick
Custom Windows
March 31, 2016
Madeleine Frume
L.E.D. Technology
December 3, 2015
Chris Castle
Happy State Bank
September 10, 2015
In Memory of Our Members
We remember those who have joined the Greater Rotary Club Above
Bob Russell, February 7, 2015
 53 years service
Eddie Melin, April 16, 2015
 69 years service
Erv Bergen, April 25, 2015
 22 years service
Basil Walker, May 2, 2015
58 years service

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Find it Fast
Five things you may not know about . . .

Shelley Cunningham

Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Amarillo
Rotarian since 2012
Board Member
Scholarship Committee chair
1) Married my high school sweetheart Mike Cunningham of Eat-Rite. We have three children Alex, Thomas and wife Paityn and Bonny. First Grand baby due in October.  Lots of animals to include horses, a cow, donkeys, goats, chickens, cats and dogs.
2) My favorite reading genre - Love, love, love murder mysteries. (We'll keep that in mind)
3) The one word that describes me best is Weird. Our family motto is "proud to be weird!"  
4) My favorite sweet indulgence is Godiva Chocolates and my husband knows how to get on my good side this way.
5) Something most people do not know about me...I have a theatre degree and love to perform on stage when I have time.
Another Way to Win the Foundation Drawing

Join the Gambling Rotarians

The game has changed.  
Our new President has a new challenge for you to accept to get a chance for a free draw.  The new Facebook rules will soon be posted so keep a heads up.
Red to Blue
Attention all new members​:
Make sure you get to know this man, Melvin Edes, Chair of the Red to Blue Committee. He will help shepherd you into full club membership.
Donate to the Rotary Foundation
Newest Paul Harris Fellows
Twenty-four new Paul Harris Fellows were honored and "pinned" at our November 5, 2015 meeting.
Congratulations everyone!
Snak Pak
Rotarians Volunteer for Kids
Our Raise the bar fundraiser netted $18,000 which was presented to Caprock High School, September 17th, to begin their Snack Shak program. 
Snack Pak 4 kids received a $20,000 challenge grant from a foundation in Austin Texas. Caprock students needed to raise the matching $20,000. This timely fundraiser made it all come together for these students.  Snack Pak 4  kids plans to have Snack Shaks available in all AISD middle and high schools by the 2015 school year.
The story continues.  District 5730 Grant funds where distributed and the share allocated to the Rotary Club of Amarillo allowed us to support the launch of the Snack Shak program at Fannin Middle School.  A check for $5000.00 was presented on January 15th to the school principal Nathan Culwell.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Charles Rimmer
    July 1
  • Peter Boyce
    July 2
  • Mary N Stephens
    July 7
  • Madison Scott
    July 14
  • Mike Good
    July 16
  • Xavier Candelaria
    July 16
  • Clara Webb-Megert
    July 17
  • Alan Rhodes
    July 25
  • Jim Schooler
    July 26