Rotary This Week
It definitely feels like Spring in East Texas, and Longview Greggton Rotary members celebrated the gorgeous weather by meeting at the Rotary/AMBUCS Park today. Social distancing has become routine for everyone, so there were extra tables and chairs, masks and boxed lunches.  What a joy to see everyone in person for the first time in weeks!
 
The Rotary/AMBUCS PARK, 500 Baylor Drive, got its start in the 1980's as a City park for disabled/special needs citizens. Members of Longview Greggton partnered with the City, and donated money and labor.  The Park has continued to grow and be updated, and now offers a picnic area, covered pavilions, restrooms, play areas, water fountains, water connection, and access to the Guthrie Trail section of Longview's trail system. Check it out!
 
Our club may be meeting via ZOOM on Fridays, but the service continues. Yesterday, several members joined members of Longview Rotary, the National Guard, several area churches, and the East Texas Food Bank to distribute food boxes and produce bags to OVER 1,500 families. This was the second food distribution in Longview due to COVID 19, and our Club was honored to do our part. 
 
Not only is Longview Greggton Rotary serving our community, we're adding NEW MEMBERS. Two members have been added during this pandemic: HOLLY FULLER and TEXAS RUEGG. Welcome, Holly and Texas!
 
If you have the heart of a servant and want to join with the world's largest service organization, with over 1.2 Million members in over 200 countries and territories, contact us through this website or our FaceBook page.  And visit rotary.org to see stories of how Rotary International is responding to the COVID pandemic around the world.
 
Service Above Self,
Karen Maines
President 2019-20
Longview Greggton Rotary Club
 
"Rotarians are very much more favorably disposed to action than they are towards words."
                            ---Paul Harris, founder of the first Rotary Club
It was wonderful to see so many of you at yesterday's meeting. We only "heard" a couple of you, but that was wonderful, as well!
 
Bill Tobin's Shelterbox presentation was eye-opening. It made me appreciate my warm, soft bed even more. He sent several links for you to find out more. Bill highly recommends the family activity page while we’re all ‘sheltering in place’.

Links to copy and paste:
1. Our Website: https://www.shelterboxusa.org

2.volunteer page https://www.shelterboxusa.org/volunteer
 

3. Family activities: Educational and fun, something for everyone.  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/coronavirus/family_activities

4. Sell a House, Give a home- Our vocational philanthropic partnership for those in Real Estate. https://www.shelterboxusa.org/giveahome

5. VIDEO: 20 Years of ShelterBox (6 min 13sec) https://youtu.be/Kagua1_lLrs
 
6. Don’t forget to follow on

 

Another opportunity to serve! Carroll Greenwaldt from the Longview Rotary Club says that it looks like the 2nd Food Distribution in Longview on May 28th at the Longview Fairgrounds is going to work! More info to follow. 
 
For an uplifting story, copy and paste this link into your browser to read about one Rotary Club dealing with the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
From around the District: The Athens Rotary Club reports that fellow Rotarian Blake Stiles passed away May 13, 2020 at Athens local hospital due to health complications. Blake was the Athens ISD Superintendent. He leaves behind his wife and 2 kids. Help us in lifting up his family in prayer during this time.
 
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will not have a meeting on Friday, May 22. 
 
Karen Maines
 
"Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it's all an experience."   --- Roy T. Bennett
Longview-Greggton Facebook Feed
 
Homepage stories
It was wonderful to see so many of you at yesterday's meeting. We only "heard" a couple of you, but that was wonderful, as well!
 
Bill Tobin's Shelterbox presentation was eye-opening. It made me appreciate my warm, soft bed even more. He sent several links for you to find out more. Bill highly recommends the family activity page while we’re all ‘sheltering in place’.

Links to copy and paste:
1. Our Website: https://www.shelterboxusa.org

2.volunteer page https://www.shelterboxusa.org/volunteer
 

3. Family activities: Educational and fun, something for everyone.  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/coronavirus/family_activities

4. Sell a House, Give a home- Our vocational philanthropic partnership for those in Real Estate. https://www.shelterboxusa.org/giveahome

5. VIDEO: 20 Years of ShelterBox (6 min 13sec) https://youtu.be/Kagua1_lLrs
 
6. Don’t forget to follow on

 

Another opportunity to serve! Carroll Greenwaldt from the Longview Rotary Club says that it looks like the 2nd Food Distribution in Longview on May 28th at the Longview Fairgrounds is going to work! More info to follow. 
 
For an uplifting story, copy and paste this link into your browser to read about one Rotary Club dealing with the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
From around the District: The Athens Rotary Club reports that fellow Rotarian Blake Stiles passed away May 13, 2020 at Athens local hospital due to health complications. Blake was the Athens ISD Superintendent. He leaves behind his wife and 2 kids. Help us in lifting up his family in prayer during this time.
 
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will not have a meeting on Friday, May 22. 
 
Karen Maines
 
"Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it's all an experience."   --- Roy T. Bennett
Club Information

Join Us For Lunch Whenever You Can!

Longview Greggton

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
905 E. Hawkins Pkwy.
Longview, TX  75605-7952
United States of America
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Controller
Director - Club Administration
Director - Membership
Director - Service Projects
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Public Image
Director - Fund Raising
RYLA Coordinator
Social Media
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
Speakers
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS FOR 2020-21
Jun 26, 2020 12:00 PM
NO MEETING
Sep 04, 2020
Labor Day weekend
NO MEETING
Nov 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving weekend
From Rotary International
Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Statement from Rotary International

Statement from Rotary InternationalAt Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.We have

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.