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
Until our new president sends us his official "Presidential" photo,
this is the closest we could find! 
David O'Dell
Installed on June 30, 2016
One of David's goals for this year is to fully engage our club in social media (to attract the next generation of Rotarians). Be sure to like our Facebook page--note the link at the top of this webpage--and share your favorite Rotary moments.
Our International President's Message
"Rotary Serving Humanity"
John F. Germ 
The more-the merrier; bring a guest to Rotary.
New members enrich the experience!  
   If you need guest cards, please see Gina.
Rotary Minute
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the global incidence of polio cases has decreased by 99 percent. In March 2014 India, once deemed the most difficult place to end polio, was declared polio-free, making the entire Southeast Region polio-free. Now that 99 percent of the world’s population lives in regions certified polio-free, the goal of eradication is closer than ever.

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. 




Sep 29, 2016
Susan Brints, District Governor
Rotary District 5730
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Welcome New Members
Jerry Morales
General Law
August 2016
Lt. Dustin Ponder
Law Enforcement
August 2016
Thomas Glover
Home Mortgage Lending
August 2016
Valerie Soliz
Title Service Agency
August 2016
Veronica Lopez
Custom Homes
August 2016
Shelly Kearns
Branch Manager
August 2016
Heather Conkle
Real Estate
August 2016
Jacob Diaz
Fire Marshall
July 2016
Travis Fanelli
Real Estate
June 2016
Julio Tudon
Financial Planning
June 2016
Jeff Whitsell
United Way
June 2016
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 . . .

Jeff Whitsell

Senior Resource Development Director
United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
Brand New Rotarian
1) My wife Sara is an accountant and we have 3 children; Raimey (23), Tyler (21) and Aly (18). Raimey just got married and the other 2 are in college.  We have 3 dogs; Annie, Maizey and Raider.
2) My favorite volunteer experience was a mission trip to Moore, OK to help with the cleanup from the last tornado.
3) The number 1 item on my bucket list is a trip to the Holy Land and I have not yet done it. 
4) My "hot button" is when someone says that will do something and then doesn't.  Not keeping your word is a bad character trait.
5) I do not have a favorite sweet indulgence but I do have a favorite salty indulgence; sunflower seeds.
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:
  • John Skaggs
    September 1
  • Lea Ann Fulton
    September 4
  • Dale Bippus
    September 5
  • John Tyson
    September 5
  • David O'Dell
    September 20
  • John Boyce
    September 24
  • Ann Crouch
    September 27