Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Service Committee Co-Chair
Service Committee Chair
Public Relations Chair
Immediate Past President
Administration Chair
Sgt. At Arms
Rotary Foundation Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
 
Speakers
Sep 01, 2016
Patrick White
Finding Buried Treasures
Sep 08, 2016
Pat Johnson
Assistant Governor Rotary District 5870
Sep 15, 2016
Stephanie O'Banion
LIVE UNITED Through Your United Way of Central Texas
Sep 22, 2016
Susan Chandler
Fostering Educational, Cultural, and Genealogical Opportunities at Temple’s Czech Heritage Museum an
Sep 29, 2016
Dawn Cole
Cyber Warfare Strategies & Tactics
Oct 06, 2016
Bruce Golden
Rotary District Governor
Oct 13, 2016
Kent Miller and Suzanne Wilson
Water to Thrive - Clean Water Wells in Ethiopia
Oct 20, 2016
Luke and LaNija
RYLA Experience
Oct 27, 2016
Congressman John Carter
Representative of Texas District 31; Chairman of Homeland Security Subcommittee
 
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Temple

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
1749 Scott Boulevard
Temple, TX  76502
United States
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Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Temple coordinated its third donation of books to the Books For The World program.  The books were donated by TISD and the Temple Public Library.  Lewis Jez with TISD allowed the books to be stored in their warehouse and had the books packaged in pallets.  Wilsonart provided the beautiful truck that transported the books to a warehouse in Houston on July 19th.  These books will be combined with other books in a container and shipped overseas for the use of schools and libraries that are in need of these resources.
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Aubrey Brickhouse, Pat Brickhouse, and Dean Chandler flank Craig Nance, Superintendent of McDonald Observatory.  On June 23, 2016, we had an excellent program on the research activities at McDonald, including the collaborative effort among such universities as Texas A & M and the University of Texas to build the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile.  This effort will be the world's largest telescope and will help in mapping ever more distant sections of the "observable" universe.  Craig Nance is a wonderful ambassador for McDonald Observatory, and reminded us that the benefactor of McDonald Observatory wanted an institution for research AND public education.  McDonald Observatory has between 80,000 and 100,000 visitors a year.  It is a trip worth making, but Craig warned that you should make your reservations early.  Even more impressive is the fact that Craig is a member of the Rotary Club of Marfa.  He did not explain the famous Marfa lights, but certainly lit up our interest in astronomy.
 
 
The Board of Directors shared a sweet celebration to end the Rotary term.  We had a very busy year, and a very successful one.  Kudos to the Rotary Club of Temple.   Bring on the reign of President Hugo!!!
 
 
Adam and Mark Soorholtz had a great time at our June 23, 2016 meeting.  We always enjoy visits from our Rotarian-in-training. 
 

 
 
Temple Rotary Club Disability Scholars James Markert and Steven Torres flank Rotarian J Brown.  James' scholarship is in partnership with the Bell County Judge's and Commissioner's Committee on People with Disabilities.  James is headed to the University of Texas-Austin.  James is interested in special education.  Steven's scholarship is in collaboration with the Temple College Foundation.   Steven is headed to Temple College.  Steven is interested in forensic science.  Our future is in great hands with young men like James and Steven.  Our Club is proud to support scholars like them.
 

 
 
ON JUNE 9, LISA SEBEK, DIRECTOR OF SOLID WASTE SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF TEMPLE, PRESENTED A FUN AND EXCITING PROGRAM ON RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN TEMPLE.  TEMPLE HAS MADE  GOOD PROGRESS IN ENCOURAGING RECYCLING WHICH HELPS OUR LANDFILLS.  LISA POINTED OUT THERE IS STILL MUCH TO DO.   THE QUESTIONS ARE HOW TO CONTINUE EDUCATING OUR CITIZENS, AND HOW TO COST EFFECTIVELY INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN TEMPLE'S RECYCLING EFFORTS.  WITH LISA AT THE HELM OF A TEAM COMMITTED TO RECYCLING, WE WILL FIND THE ANSWERS.
 

 
 
ON JUNE 2, CHARLEY AYRES, VICE PRESIDENT, TEMPLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SPOKE TO OUR CLUB ABOUT THE INS AND OUTS OF PROMOTING TEMPLE AS A GREAT PLACE FOR BUSINESS.  HE POINTED OUT THAT OUR ACES IN THE HOLE ARE TEMPLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEMPLE COLLEGE.  THESE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE PREPARING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE FOR A VERY CHALLENGING AND DYNAMIC ECONOMIC WORLD.  CHARLEY NOTED WE ARE MEETING THE CHALLENGE.   HE IS A WONDERFUL AMBASSADOR FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
 

 
On May 26, the Temple Rotary Club, along with Joe Palmer, TISD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and Bonham Principal, Sandra Atmar, congratulate Stacy Bastin, our TISD Educator of the Month!
 
 
Our Club, along with High Point Elementary School Principal, Amy Armstrong, and BISD Director of Human Resource Staffing, Calvin Itz, also celebrated the BISD Educator of the Month, Michelle Robinson.

 
 
The Temple Rotary Club May 26 program was Candace Cartwright, Cindi Remling, and Michelle Petty sharing their experiences as child advocates with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in Bell County.  This is an important area of need, and we are lucky to have these extraordinary individuals helping our children, many of whom are in difficult living circumstances.  If you want to know more, visit:  www.casabellcoryell.org.
 
 
 
 
 
THE TEMPLE  ROTARY CLUB CONGRATULATES ITS FOUR WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS.  HERE ARE KAHLAN HENDERSON (SECOND PLACE), CHARLES ST. MARTIN (THIRD PLACE) AND LAUREN OLIVIA STEWART (FIRST PLACE).   THEY ARE ALL STUDENTS AT TRAVIS SCIENCE ACADEMY.
 
THE TEMPLE ROTARY CLUB WAS PLEASED TO HAVE THE WINNERS, THEIR FAMILY, AND TRAVIS SCIENCE ACADEMY ADMINISTRATORS AT OUR MAY 19, 2016 MEETING.  TO QUOTE KAHLAN HENDERSON - TRAVIS SCIENCE ACADEMY ROCKS!  OUR CLUB WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREES. 
 

 
 
 
FUN AT THE TEMPLE ROTARY CLUB HALF MARATHON AND 5K!!!
 

 
 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Grady Brown
    September 1
  • Jim Cure
    September 3
  • Dorothy Powell
    September 9
  • Gary Schmidt
    September 16
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Lee Basile
    September 8
  • Melanie Collier
    September 11
  • Jennifer Davis
    September 18
  • Patty
    September 18
  • Georgia
    September 21
  • Paul Barron
    September 27
  • Judy
    September 29
Anniversaries:
  • Leland Gersbach
    Judy
    September 4
  • Marc Henn
    Alisha
    September 8
  • David Yeilding
    Donnie
    September 13
Join Date:
  • Beverly Hadley
    September 3, 2015
    1 year
  • John Davidson
    September 3, 2015
    1 year
  • Lloyd Thomas
    September 13, 2001
    15 years
  • Susan Kincannon
    September 13, 2012
    4 years
  • David Yeilding
    September 18, 2003
    13 years
  • Al Newby
    September 27, 1990
    26 years
  • Jack Morris
    September 30, 1971
    45 years