WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BEAUMONT

Service Above Self

We meet 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
Fax:
(409) 842-5613
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PROGRAM PREVIEW
January 23, 2019
 
"Your Chamber"
 
Bill Allen
President / CEO
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
 
A relative newcomer to Beaumont, Bill Allen took the helm of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2018.  He quickly settled into the city and his job, and got down to the  business of immersing himself in the mission and goals of the Chamber and the busy schedule of projects and events. 
 
The Rotary Club of Beaumont happily welcomed Bill to membership in September 2018 and we are eager to hear from him about the work of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, "Your Chamber" and his vision for the new year. 
 
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Head Table for January 23
Invocation:
 
Shedrick Evans
Public Health Special Projects Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Jefferson County Precinct #4
 
Pledges to USA & Texas Flags:
Kevin King
District Executive
Boy Scouts of America Three Rivers Council
 
Introduction of Guests:
Jamie Pope
Producer
Colonial Life
 
Rotarian of the Day:
Giselle "Gigi" Mazzola
Executive Director
Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Vernon Pierce
Retired
 
Would you like to take part in the weekly meetings in a more active role? Don't wait to be asked. Volunteer for one of the weekly assignments! Choose your role and a date that is convenient.  Contact  Lynn Hill at 409-781-3291 or lynnhillbd@gmail.com.
 
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January 30: Rotary Goes to Work!
No meeting at the Elegante on January 30.
Where will YOU attend YOUR meeting?
 
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
 
In the initial years of the organization, Rotarians learned about one another and the various diverse professions of the members by meeting in the offices, factories, businesses and firms of the club members.  How about doing as one of the original members did back in the early 1900s?
 
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23.
Please sign up before the deadline to help the hosts with planning food/lunches.
SIGN UP: 
HOSTSWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Liz Fredrichs
Better Business Bureau
of Southeast Texas
 
550 Fannin Street, Suite 100
Beaumont
 
Learn what the BBB designation means. 
Lunch will be served!
Josh Smith
Bill Clark Pest Control, Inc.
 
2975 N. 11th Street
Beaumont
 
Fried bugs may not be on the menu,
but a yummy lunch will be served!
Natalee Hinson
Bonne Vie
 
8595 Medical Center Boulevard
Port Arthur
 
If you work in the mid-county area or
would like visit one of the newest
facilities, please attend. 
Lunch is being prepared for you!
Chad Mason
Mason Construction, Ltd.
 
6285 Walden Road
Beaumont
 
Come learn about Mason Construction
and how they use all that heavy equipment! 
Perhaps you will "construct" your own sandwich.
Kevin Dodson
Reaud Honors College / Lamar Univeristy
 
985 Gilligan Way
Beaumont
 
Now's your chance to be an LU Honors
student for a day! Come learn
about the Honors curriculum and how
these professionals serve the students.
Lunch will be provided.
Michael Perez
 
Thrive Mortgage
 
2 Acadiana Court
Beaumont
 
Come get answers to your many questions
about the lending business.
Lunch will be served with Blue Bell ice cream
for dessert!  Please list your favorite
on the sign-up form.
 
 
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WHAT PROJECT WILL ROTARIANS TAKE ON NEXT?
Our Club's service work in the community is on-going and continuous.   The Service Projects Selection Committee considers all service project ideas with which the club can become involved.  Past projects have been rewarding, and it's time to continue serving our community.  Submit a proposal for consideration.
 
 
This is an on-going continuous effort; please submit proposal as a need arises.
 
ROTARY'S SIX AREAS OF FOCUS
 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
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Have You Told Someone About Rotary Lately?
Do you know someone who meets the qualifications of Rotary membership and adheres to the principle that the community and world can be a better place when we work together in service to others?  Invite them to join the Club!
 
 
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March 7, 2018 was certainly a day to remember for our Club. 
 
The person who led the way for women to be admitted as full and equal members of Rotary International, and who went on to become the first woman to hold the position of President of a Rotary Club anywhere in the world visited the Rotary Club of Beaumont to tell her story.  What a privilege it was to be with her and hear of the legal struggle that took place just a little over thirty years ago!
 
Thank you to Rebekah Maxwell for service as Chair of the International Women's Day program, and to Becky Mason for being the impetus behind Dr. Whitlock's visit to Beaumont and for handling the necessary arrangements.  Many thanks to all the Rotarians who served on the 2018 International Women's Day committee.
 
Thank you to Paula Bothe and Four Alarm Productions for recording the event so others might enjoy it and so our members can re-visit the occasion again and again.
 
And now, welcome to the March 7, 2018 meeting of the Rotary Club of Beaumont:
 
If you are interested in reading and learning more about the legal proceedings, check out this website:
 
"Board of Directors, Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte." Oyez, 25 Apr. 2018, www.oyez.org/cases/1986/86-421.
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Bill Allen, President, Greater Bmt. Chamber of Com
Jan 23, 2019
Working for Beaumont's Prosperity in the New Year
NO MEETING AT THE ELEGANTE
Jan 30, 2019
Rotary Goes to Work! Choose Your Location
Demetress Harrell, District 5910 Membership Chair
Feb 06, 2019
The History of African Americans in Rotary
Joy Walker, Chr. & Jennifer Gregory, Layette Chr
Feb 13, 2019
ROTARY HAS HEART! Annual Service Day: Providing Layettes and Local Love
Trey Fielder, NAT Gas
Feb 20, 2019
Speaker TBA; Henry Venta, Chair
Feb 27, 2019
T. Kelsey Lamb, Sr. Award for Business Ethics
Jennifer Jones; Co-chair of End Polio Now Campaign
Mar 06, 2019
International Women's Day, Ashley Alemayehu, Chair
TBA
Mar 13, 2019
World Rotaract Week
Leslie Bentley, CEO, Three Rivers Council, BSA
Mar 20, 2019
The Rotary Club of Beaumont and Boy Scouts Three Rivers Council: A 100 Year Relationship!
O'Brien Stanley, Professor, LU Communications Dept
Mar 27, 2019
Professional and Amateur Filmmaking in Southeast Texas
 
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