Rotary This Week
Good afternoon, Longview Greggton Rotary!
 
Twenty short days until your Club brings “SING!  AN IRISH CHRISTMAS” to Longview. I learned today that there will be a choir of over 40 local singers performing with the concert, so another great reason to invite your friends, family and coworkers to get their tickets for this Tuesday, December 10 event. 
 
Tickets to the concert are available on the Belcher website:  www.belchercenter.com. Go to MENU in the upper right corner, then tap COMMUNITY EVENTS and scroll down to the concert and tap to purchase tickets.   
 
Last Saturday, President-Elect Donna Sharp, myself and several members of Longview Midtown Rotary volunteered at Heartisans Womens Ministry. We put together Christmas gift boxes that will generate income for this wonderful local charitable organization.  It was a lot of fun and great fellowship.
 
Thank you everyone for participating in last week’s ROTARY CLUB HEALTH CHECK. Your input was very much appreciated, and after discussions held at today’s Board meeting, you can expect some exciting changes after the first of the year.
 
Don't forget to introduce yourselves to our newest club member, WRAY WADE, and our other recently inducted members. 
 
This week, you will hear from STEVEN CHAMBLEE, the new Horticulturist for the Longview Arboretum. Steven is a noted expert in his field, and I hear he’s quite entertaining. So, if you’re dying to know what a Horticulturist is, be at this Friday’s meeting!
 
See everyone Friday,
Karen Maines
 
“Anyone who has time for drama is not gardening enough.”
 
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I hope everyone is having a good week. It’s 49 days until Christmas, and 38 days until we get to ring the Salvation Army Red Kettle bell in front of the Longview Mall on December 14. Club Service Chairman Tyler Rainer will have a sign-up sheet soon.  Pine Tree Interact students will be joining us.
 
Pine Tree Interact met today and voted how to spend the $600 that they raised recently at their car wash. The Interact Club is also hosting a Blanket Drive and donating the blankets to local charities serving our city’s homeless, and Pine Tree sponsor Chris Turner says that the students are looking for other service opportunities, as well.  Quite a busy bunch of young people!
 
Speaking of community service, I personally did not realize how many non-profit service organizations are housed under the Community Connections roof. Thank you, Executive Director Phyllis Collins, for informing Longview Greggton about this amazing “one stop shop”.
 
Wasn't it great to see Honorary member LaRue Guice at our meeting last Friday! She moved to Houston last year, but came to Longview to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Longview Arboretum. We miss you, LaRue!
 
The District 5830 Membership and Foundation Seminar was held last Saturday in Tyler, with new club member Sarah Fox,  Membership Chairman Donna Koerner, Past District Governor John Jetter and myself in attendance. I believe we all learned new information and ideas, and it was great to spend time with Rotarians from around our District. Longview Greggton was recognized for receiving the President's Citation Award for 2018-19, thanks to the hard work of our members and Immediate Past President Scott Brunner. 
 
This is a good week to invite a friend to your Rotary club for lunch!
 
Karen Maines
 
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
Good afternoon, Longview Greggton Rotary!
 
Twenty short days until your Club brings “SING!  AN IRISH CHRISTMAS” to Longview. I learned today that there will be a choir of over 40 local singers performing with the concert, so another great reason to invite your friends, family and coworkers to get their tickets for this Tuesday, December 10 event. 
 
Tickets to the concert are available on the Belcher website:  www.belchercenter.com. Go to MENU in the upper right corner, then tap COMMUNITY EVENTS and scroll down to the concert and tap to purchase tickets.   
 
Last Saturday, President-Elect Donna Sharp, myself and several members of Longview Midtown Rotary volunteered at Heartisans Womens Ministry. We put together Christmas gift boxes that will generate income for this wonderful local charitable organization.  It was a lot of fun and great fellowship.
 
Thank you everyone for participating in last week’s ROTARY CLUB HEALTH CHECK. Your input was very much appreciated, and after discussions held at today’s Board meeting, you can expect some exciting changes after the first of the year.
 
Don't forget to introduce yourselves to our newest club member, WRAY WADE, and our other recently inducted members. 
 
This week, you will hear from STEVEN CHAMBLEE, the new Horticulturist for the Longview Arboretum. Steven is a noted expert in his field, and I hear he’s quite entertaining. So, if you’re dying to know what a Horticulturist is, be at this Friday’s meeting!
 
See everyone Friday,
Karen Maines
 
“Anyone who has time for drama is not gardening enough.”
 
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Longview Greggton

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We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
905 E. Hawkins Pkwy.
Longview, TX  75605-7952
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