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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

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(409) 842-1913
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PROGRAM PREVIEW
February 20, 2019
 
"The Importance of Methanol"
 
Trey Fielder
Chief Operating Officer
Natgasoline
 
Natgasoline is a greenfield methanol production facility located in Beaumont, Texas.  It is co-owned by the Houston-based G2XEnergy, Inc., and the Netherlands-based OCI N.V.  This methanol facility is the largest and most efficient in the United States and uses state-of-the-art production and environmental control technologies.  Natgasoline began operations in June 2018 and will produce more than 1.7 million metric tons of methanol annually.  This presentation will provide an overview of the Natgasoline facility, its production process, and the importance of methanol both domestically and globally.
 
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International Women's Day:  a Celebration of Women in Rotary
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

International Women's Day, globally recognized on March 8 each year, is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. (https://www.internationalwomensday.com)

 

Within our club, we have made it a tradition to recognize women who have played a significant role in the advancement of female members in Rotary International.  Anne Matthews was the first speaker in this series to address the Rotary Club of Beaumont and, in 2018, Rotarians and guests enjoyed hearing the story of the acceptance of female Rotarians from Sylvia Whitlock, one of the first women in the world permitted to join Rotary, but only after a favorable Supreme Court ruling.

 
The Rotary Club of Beaumont is proud to announce the celebration of International Women's Day 2019 at the club meeting on Wednesday, March 6, when we will welcome Jennifer Jones as the featured speaker.  The location for this meeting will be The Laurels at 1315 Calder Avenue.

 
 
Jennifer Jones served as the Vice President of Rotary International in 2016-17 and is currently the co-chair of the End Polio Now-Make History Today campaign to raise $150-million dollars.  She is the promotions chair for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. She has served the organization as a training leader, moderator, committee vice-chair, coordinator and President’s Representative. She has also played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort as the Chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group.  Ms. Jones has been recruited as the keynote speaker at numerous training workshops and conferences around the world.
 
You do not want to miss this meeting.  Please mark your calendar now.  Invite and plan to bring friends, associates, and prospective members.  
 
In addition to your guests, the committee is inviting Rotarians from other clubs in District 5910 to join us. We anticipate a large audience of men and women celebrating International Women's Day and Women in Rotary.  
 
Although this is a Wednesday Rotary meeting that you would normally attend, to ensure that we have adequate food and seating, kindly make a reservation for the number in your party by calling the Rotary office at 409-842-1913, emailing admin@beaumontrotaryclub.org or responding to the electronic reservation form (link here) by February 27.  Members of the Rotary Club of Beaumont will submit a lunch ticket as usual or purchase one for $18. Rotarians and guests may purchase a ticket for $18 in advance through the online link by Friday, February 27.
 
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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
Jeff Dyson, Instructor, Management & Marketing
Feb 27, 2019
Ethical Leadership Principals/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
Dr. D. Mark Toups, Internal Medicine
Apr 10, 2019
Balancing Your Health and Your Career
Sheree Pierce, Youth Services Chair
Apr 17, 2019
Youth Day! Celebrating Interact Clubs & Scholarship Recipients
Kim Steinhagen, Development Officer, Lamar Univ.
Apr 24, 2019
Public Art at Lamar University
Chris Hebert, StormGeo
May 01, 2019
Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season
 
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