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Speakers
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
 
 
 
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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 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.
 

 
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.
 

 
 
 

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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