The Bridge Ministries Produce Pantry 

Volunteers from the Aggieland Rotary Club loaded produce in cars and trucks for the many needy families in Aggieland!!  We provided them with onions, potatoes, watermelon, and many more fresh vegetables and fruit!  
The Bridge Ministries Produce Pantry Barbara Patterson 2020-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

The Bridge Ministries Produce Pantry 

Volunteers from the Aggieland Rotary Club loaded up cars and trucks with fresh produce!!   We served over 150 families in need in Aggieland while using safety measures and social distancing! 
The Bridge Ministries Produce Pantry 2020-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Helping the Local Hospital refill the Ronald McDonald Cart 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Done In a Meeting 

We had a great time labeling and loading dispensers with Aggieland Rotary Pencils.  Delivery will be in the fall for all the local Middle Schools.  This will be the students first introduction to Rotary and what wonderful thinks Rotarians do all over the world.  We can only hope that the students will MAKE THEIR MARK WITH ROTARY!! 
 
Done In a Meeting Barbara Patterson 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

Change in Meeting Location 

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On December 12, 2019 our meeting will be held at the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce office.  We will meet at Noon in the Board Room and Admiral Catering will be providing our meal.  I hope all can attend.  Our speaker that day will be Avery Martin our Brazos County Extension Agent.  I look forward to seeing you there.  
Change in Meeting Location Barbara Patterson 2019-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Basket Project 

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Saturday, November 23rd, the Rotary Club of Aggieland members and volunteers from the community came out to help box up items fit for a Thanksgiving meal.   Fred Patterson, President of Aggieland Rotary Club was a member the very first year they did Thanksgiving baskets.   He says it’s come a long way.   "We started this program over 15 years ago, just 12 baskets, and we've done as much as 500, today's goal is 470,” said Patterson.  Each box will feed up to 10 family members this Thanksgiving.  
Friday, we put boxes together, sticker the boxes, staged all the dry goods in preparation for an early Saturday Morning.  
Saturday morning the turkeys arrived at 6:00 we unloaded and at 7:00 we began assembling boxes.  470 boxes were full and ready for pick up by volunteer drivers by 8:00 AM.  We had over 100 drivers signed up to deliver boxes to the needy in the Brazos Valley.  We had all the boxes delivered before noon.  The most moving part of the whole event is the delivery of the food to the families.  They are always so appreciative, and it can be quite over whelming that $25 worth of food can move them to tears.   It is one of the most wonderful days of the year. 
Our volunteers this year included grown children of the members in our Club.  PJ Hathaway cannot remember a time when he did not help with boxes the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Ryan Ullman said he can remember helping since he was about 6 years old.  We had many little helpers put stickers on the boxes this year and our hope is that they have the same experience.  What a great way to bring up the next generation with community service and Rotary engrained in them.  
 
“The Brazos Valley is such a special place, I have received so much, both personally and professionally, that I like to serve where I can, I like to give back,” said Katie Dempsey from Candi 95.
Dempsey says there’s no better way to get in the giving spirit.
"Look at home many boxes we were able to fill, look at how many meals we're going to be able to provide, we do take it for granted but I think the Brazos Valley has a spirit about it, it's so good at giving back to those in need,” said Dempsey.
 
News footage of the event can be seen here:
 
Thanksgiving Basket Project Barbara Patterson 2019-11-26 06:00:00Z 0

Thank You to our Chicken Scratch Bingo Sponsors!! 

Posted on Oct 28, 2019
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Thanks so much to all of our sponsors for Chicken Scratch Bingo.  All proceeds go to our charity account to help purchase food for our Thanksgiving Baskets along with many other worthy causes we contribute to.   
Thank You to our Chicken Scratch Bingo Sponsors!! Barbara Patterson 2019-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Done in a Meeting 

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During our regulary schedule meeting time our club labeled 100 hangars with our Rotary Club of Aggieland logo.   The members of our club donated new or gently used new born infant clothes to the BCS Prenatal Clinic.   The BCS Prenatal Clinic provides an outfit to each of it's clients for the new born babies.  Our donations will be stored on the hangars we labeled with our Rotary logo in a closet the clients can access at the facility.   This wonderful service project provided for children along with promoting Rotary to the staff and clients at the BCS Prenatal Clinic.  
Done in a Meeting 2019-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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