Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
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
Santa Claus
Dec 15, 2016
Merry Christmas!!!
Hugh Shine
Jan 05, 2017
Expectations for 2017 Texas State Legislature
Michael Kilmer
Jan 12, 2017
State of the Temple VA Center
Lakewood Service Club
May 18, 2017
The Year in Review
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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The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.

The Rotary Foundation’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since then, Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. The Foundation’s advocacy efforts also have resulted in another $9 billion from world governments and foundations, increasing its impact.

To mark the Foundation’s centennial year, Rotary members aim to raise $300 million by July 2017. The Rotary Foundation will receive its award at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30 – May 2, 2017.
This is the final week of the Rotary Foundation November Matching Campaign.  The club will match up to $250.00 of your contribution. Cash, check, credit cards, adding it to your quarterly billing are all acceptable.  Contributions will be accepted thru our meeting on Thursday 12/01/16.  As we have heard over the past few weeks, the Rotary Foundation supports many great causes either on an international or local level.  Your contribution enables the Rotary Foundation to continue its work.  Be generous!
District Wide Social
WHO: Rotarians and Friends
WHAT:  Esters Follies (Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live… Variety show and political comedy… so much FUN!)
WHEN: Friday November 11th @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Esters Follies: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
HOW: You must call to buy tickets before the end of this week!!!
Call 512-320-0198 NOW and ask for the Rotary Group Tickets
… $30/each and you must call… this block is not available on-line.
Also, please let Amber Scarborough know that you are coming….
Show starts at 8pm but we will be meeting early for fellowship at 7:30!
The Lakewood Service Club members met and came up with nine awesome t-shirt designs for this year's shirt.  The club voted to go with design #4, which was designed by Lexi.
RAW members enjoyed a program last week offered by Chip Howell (Benjamin Franklin) and  Betsy Ross (Joan Howell).  We also had two special guests thanks to Richard Schneider, Rebecca Foggiato and Claudio Centaro.  Rebecca is a Youth Exchange  Student from Southern Brazil.  She is currently attending Harker Heights High School.  Claudio is a Youth Exchange Student from Sicily, Italy and is a Junior at Temple High. 
The meeting location for the September 29th meeting has been changed to the Leopard Room at Temple College.  The location is building 28 on the map above.
Pictures taken by Gail Peek at the Good Attendance Dinner at the Gober House in Temple.  Both our club and the South Club members were there.  We had steaks, baked potatoes, salad and desserts.  A good time was had by all.
When you give to the Rotary Foundation, you're giving to a tax deductible entity, that's why you get a letter from Rotary itemizing your donations so you can use it in your annual tax filing.  While our Rotary club is not a tax exempt entity, we are one of the few clubs who established a 501 c 3 Foundation allowing us to accept gifts.  That means annual sponsorships, and other donations can be made to the TRC 1965 (The Rotary Club 1965 - our club is number 1965, just like the district is number 5870).  As we prepare for the Spaghetti Supper, many of you plan to purchase your tickets and give them away to Barbara or Jennifer for the senior citizens or Temple College students.  This year, when you do that, you'll be making a tax deductible gift to the TRC 1965 and we'll issue a receipt for your tax records.  This only works if you're giving your tickets away, so please specify that option when you pay for your tickets so that we run your purchase through the right account.
If you're planning to be an annual sponsor for our Rotary club, we can also run that gift through the TRC 1965, and that becomes tax deductible as well.  Sponsorships offset fundraising expenses and allow our club to make significant contributions to our local community through grants and gifts, and we 
Thanks go to the past and present TRC 1965 board members  who have been very active in establishing the Foundation and making it useful to our members. Past President Jonathan Graham was instrumental in setting it up, and Past President Gary Schmidt lead the board for years garnering significant funds for our annual scholarships to Temple College.  Assistant Governor Barbara Bozon revived the board and helped steer us in a new direction with more robust capabilities.  Bill Stokes still manages the scholarship funds and each year a committee selects 5 students to honor with $2000 scholarships at TC.  There is a current opening on the TRC 1965 board, and any member of the club can nominate someone to serve.  Nominations will close at 10 am on Sept. 29.  To make a nomination, please give the name in writing to David Yielding, who is the current Secretary of the TRC 1965 Board.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Tommy Valle
    December 1
  • Larry Turner
    December 18
  • Danny Dunn
    December 19
  • Don Cooper
    December 20
  • Susan Kincannon
    December 20
  • J. Brown
    December 22
  • Adam Soorholtz
    December 30
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Barbara
    December 9
  • Germaine Brown
    December 27
  • Lorie Malone
    December 27
  • Dan Elder
    Gloria Elder
    December 12
  • Robin Battershell
    Brian Battershell
    December 17
  • Tommy Valle
    December 18
  • Larry Turner
    Donna Turner
    December 20
  • Jackie Basile
    Lee Basile
    December 27
  • Thomas Allen
    December 27
  • Jennifer Graham
    December 28
  • Jonathan Graham
    Jennifer Graham
    December 28
  • Justin Fuller
    December 31
Join Date:
  • Jack Jones
    December 2, 1982
    34 years
  • Thomas Allen
    December 5, 1991
    25 years
  • Erroll Wendland
    December 6, 1951
    65 years
  • Steve Armstrong
    December 9, 2004
    12 years
  • Vane Hugo
    December 13, 2012
    4 years
  • Robin Battershell
    December 20, 2012
    4 years