WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BEAUMONT

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center
2355 IH 10 South
Beaumont, TX 77705
United States of America
Phone:
(409) 842-1913
Club meets in hybrid format-both in-person and on Zoom.
The Rotary Club of Beaumont is pleased to hold weekly hybrid meetings. Members are invited to attend the meeting from home, office or car using the Zoom link, or you may choose to attend in-person at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. 
 
Members wishing to attend in person are asked to make a reservation by completing this form: https://forms.gle/DPK4XZtiq975uPHK7 before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10. 
If you are unable to complete the electronic form and would like to be added to the reservation list, please call the Rotary  office at 409-842-1913.
 
MEETING PREVIEW
May 12, 2021
 
"We Must Complete the Task: Let's End Polio Now!” 
 
Arne Almquist
End Polio Now Chair
with
 
Sharon Almquist Chuck Mason
Paul Harris
Fellows Chair
 
Regional End
Polio Now Coordinator
     
On August 25, "the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, Rotary’s top priority."  With polio still endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the work still continues, even while the fight against COVID-19 continues as well.  
 
Though World Polio Day is recognized as October 24 each year, Rotary's focus on eradicating this disease is year-round.  At this week's meeting we will learn more about the work we are doing - together - to complete Rotary's goal to eliminate polio from the world once and for all.
 
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A New Cardinal N.E.S.T. is Under Construction at Martin Elementary! 
 
What is a N.E.S.T.?

N.E.S.T. stands for Navigating Excellence Success and Triumph and it is an innovative learning lab.

  • Dedicated to precocious kids learning in areas applied to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
  • The elementary and middle school labs provide an ENGAGING environment that SPARKS “the love of learning” in the areas of STEAM-related fields
  • Includes faculty development that promotes STEAM-related curriculum that encourages teachers to seek additional certification in the STEAM areas.
 
Won't you please
make a donation
to help build the N.E.S.T.
at Martin Elementary?
 
 
If you prefer to donate by check,
please make payable to the
Beaumont Rotary Foundation, Inc.
and mail to the Rotary Office*
or submit at a weekly meeting.
 
*2355 IH-10 S, Ste. 231, Beaumont, 77705
Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams
Thermometer By ABC Fundraising®
 
    

Platinum Level:  $1000

Technology
Cleartouch Panel
Echo
Virtual Reality Goggles and Software
THANK YOU TO PLATINUM LEVEL DONORS
Donors at this level will display logo linking to website.
B. Eddie Arnold
TriOak Financial
 
Gold Level:  $500
 
Storage for Library/NEST Resources
Cube Storage Organizers
Handle Storage Bins
Cube Storage Organizers
THANK YOU TO GOLD LEVEL DONORS
 

Silver Level:  $250

Reading Nook Buddies and Posters
Cardinals
Digital Citizenship Posters
Life Size Big Red and LU Posters
Alternative Seating

THANK YOU TO SILVER LEVEL DONORS
 
Bronze Level:  $100
 
Art Work
Base Coat Supplies
Art Work Inside the NEST
Painted Bronze Plaque
THANK YOU TO BRONZE LEVEL DONORS
Dr. Diane Bass
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Beaumont in cooperation with the Beaumont Rotary Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a scholarship designed for “Non-Traditional” students pursuing an associate degree or technical certificate at Lamar Institute of Technology.  A designated committee of Rotary members will review the applications and select the top students to be interviewed for the one available scholarship. We appreciate your help in identifying qualified candidates for the scholarship which is generously supported by members of the Rotary Club of Beaumont.
 
Please read the criteria and requirements for the Non-Traditional Scholarship on the webpage:  sitepage/rotary-non-traditional-scholarship/welcome and share the information with someone who fits the qualifications for the scholarship.  
 
Applicants can apply directly through the LIT Scholarships Office portal at: https://foundation-lit.academicworks.com/users/sign_in or use the application found on the Rotary webpage at sitepage/rotary-non-traditional-scholarship/welcome. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2021.
 
 
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During the Coronavirus crisis, when large gatherings are not permitted, the Rotary Club of Beaumont did the next best thing - we created a live, virtual meeting place using Zoom.  With permission of the speaker, the complete meeting with the program will be recorded for members to watch.  If you watch a meeting and would like makeup credit, please email admin@beaumontrotaryclub.org to have makeup recorded.
 
Click on the Zoom logo below to go to the page of recorded meetings.
 
This link contains recordings of meetings from 
April 2021 - June 2021
 
 
This link contains recordings of meetings from 
January - March 2021.
 
 
This link contains recordings of meetings from 
October - December 2020.
 
 
This link contains recordings of meetings from 
July - September 2020.
 
 
This link contains recordings of meetings from
April - June 2020.
 
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Rotary's seven areas of focus which are categories of service activities supported by global grants:
  • Peacebuilding and conflict prevention
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Community economic development
  • Supporting the environment
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HONORING THE HEROES
 
Marking that one month had passed in the battle against the Coronavirus, the Rotary Club of Beaumont took great pride in honoring and expressing thanks to all who have been front line workers in Jefferson County with two displays of the United States flag. The beautiful displays were seen at the Jefferson County Courthouse, headquarters for the officials managing the response to the crisis, and at the Jefferson County airport, the main testing site.  A team of Rotarians, led by Vernon Pierce, Pat Anderson and Gary Moncla, posted almost 100 flags to honor the workers and volunteers.  The eye-catching displays were beautiful and drew much attention including a television spot on KFDM Channel 6 News.  Watch it below.
 
photo by Sheree Pierce
 
 
"The Rotary Club of Beaumont displays American flags at the Jefferson County Courthouse in honor of heroes -- including first responders, medical workers and essential employees -- on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19

The flags were the idea of Vernon Pierce, who is running unopposed for Jefferson County commissioner Precinct 1.

The Rotary Club put up a total of 95 flags at the courthouse and at the Jacks Brook Regional Airport, where the drive-through coronavirus test site is located."

 
You can still see the television spot on Channel 6.
 
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The Rotary Club of Beaumont, TX, is a large and diverse fellowship of inspired business, professional, and civic leaders with significant community connections that foster the ideals of Service Above Self and high ethical standards.
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Upcoming Speakers
Arne Almquist, Polio Chair
May 12, 2021
End Polio NOW!
Dr. Danny Lovett - Ex.Dir. Region 5 Education SC
May 19, 2021
Region 5’s Role in Improving Education and the Outlook for our Schools
Dr. Rudy Sotolongo, MD, FACC, FSCAI Cardiologist
May 26, 2021
New Advances in Vascular Limb Salvage Procedures
Ms. French, BACA, Beaumont Chapter President
Jun 02, 2021
"Bikers Against Child Abuse: Breaking the Chains of Abuse"
Jenny & Kyle Mutz, Lamar Disability Resource Cntr.
Jun 09, 2021
Advancing the Sport of Wheelchair Racing in the United States
MEMORIAL RESOLUTION: A. Jay Johnson
Jun 16, 2021
Reading by Charles Heare
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