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SPINDLETOP ROTARY CLUB
Spindletop (Beaumont)
Tuesdays at Noon
MCM Elegante' Hotel
2355 IH 10 South
Beaumont, TX  77707
United States of America
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Strengthening the Rotary Story

In 2011, Rotary launched an initiative to strengthen our image, expand public understanding of what we do, and engage and inspire current and prospective members, donors, and partners.
 

As part of that effort, we established an internal definition of our brand, confirming Rotary as the organization that joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations, who exchange ideas on solving some of the world’s toughest problems, and then take action to bring lasting change to communities around the world.
 

Rotarians have been working hard to tell the story of our impact in their communities. Thanks to their efforts, our public awareness levels globally have grown from 60 percent in 2012 to 75 percent in 2015.
 

But there’s still work to be done.
 

Our most recent research tells us that the public still doesn’t have a true understanding of what Rotary stands for, how we’re different, why we matter, or the impact we make. They don’t know what we do in local communities or what role we’ve played in the effort to end polio. And nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said they were unaware that a Rotary club exists in their own community.
 

As our next step in the brand strengthening initiative, we’re introducing our latest global public image campaign: People of Action. This campaign brings the Rotary story to life in a way that narrows the gap between public awareness and understanding.
 

The People of Action campaign communicates the essence of Rotary and reflects our values, such as:
 

  • We build lifelong relationships.
  • We honor our commitments.
  • We connect diverse perspectives.
  • We apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues.


It tells our story in our own voice, which is:
 

  • Smart — we are insightful and discerning.
  • Compassionate — we tackle community challenges with empathy and understanding.
  • Persevering — we find lasting solutions to systemic problems.
  • Inspiring — we encourage others to take action, conveying hope, enthusiasm, and passion.


As a Rotarian, you’re also a brand ambassador. You can tell the story of Rotary and how we are people of action in communities worldwide.
 

To spread this narrative in a clear, consistent, and compelling way, we developed People of Action campaign materials in the Brand Center: print, digital, and outdoor advertisements, as well as videos and other marketing resources. We want to ensure that all Rotarians can support our effort to enhance awareness and understanding of Rotary.
 

Our story hasn’t changed. But how we share it with the world is vital to our future. Through a unified Rotary image and a clear, compelling voice, we are enhancing our legacy as one of the most respected organizations in the world.

Holger Knaack selected to be 2020-21 Rotary International president

Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21.

The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 May.

To build a stronger membership, Knaack says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians.

Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. “This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures,” he says.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.

The members of the Nominating Committee for the 2020-21 President of Rotary International are Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan; Manoj D. Desai, Rotary Club of Baroda Metro, Gujarat, India; Shekhar Mehta, Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India; John G. Thorne, Rotary Club of North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Guiller E. Tumangan, Rotary Club of Makati West, Makati City, Philippines; Juin Park, Rotary Club of Suncheon, Jeonranam, Korea; Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy; Gideon M. Peiper, Rotary Club of Ramat Hasharon, Israel; Per Høyen, Rotary Club of Aarup, Denmark; Paul Knijff, Rotary Club of Weesp (Vechtstreek-Noord), Netherlands; Sam Okudzeto, Rotary Club of Accra, Ghana; José Ubiracy Silva, Rotary Club of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; Bradford R. Howard, Rotary Club of Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Michael D. McCullough, Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA; Karen K. Wentz, Rotary Club of Maryville, Tennessee, USA; Michael K. McGovern, Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; and John C. Smarge, Rotary Club of Naples, Florida, USA.

Ready, Set, Grow! 
 
 
 
Now accepting membership applications! When is the last time you brought a guest to a meeting? Did you know guest meals for first time visitors are free?
 
We are ready to grow for the 2019-2020 year! Bring a friend, and let's show them what Rotary is all about!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Application for Club Membership!
Dr. Sherry Wells is introducing Earl White as a possible candidate for membership in the Spindletop Rotary Club. Mr. White works as fire chief for Beaumont Fire Department and has had no prior affiliation with Rotary International. Club classification would be public service. First Printing. 
Membership Contact List is Mobile!
 
 
 
We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go! Completely free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Androids that are 4.0.3 or better.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gordon Langston
May 1
 
Jade Rayburn
May 1
 
Jack Hopper
May 12
 
Shannon Garrod
May 16
 
Joe I. Juarez
May 17
 
Ella Johnston-Leger
May 18
 
Cheryl Barenberg
May 20
 
Heather Kugler
June 19
 
Brad Taylor
June 20
 
Kelvin S. Moulton
June 20
 
Join Date
Joe I. Juarez
May 1, 1984
35 years
 
Kelvin S. Moulton
May 1, 1996
23 years
 
Kathryn Warren
May 5, 2002
17 years
 
Ami Kamara
May 16, 2017
2 years
 
Lester C. Smith
June 1, 1982
37 years
 
Brad Taylor
June 2, 2002
17 years
 
Cheryl Kizer
June 19, 2013
6 years
 
Shannon Garrod
June 19, 2013
6 years
 
Angie Huber
June 20, 2017
2 years
 
Jade Rayburn
June 26, 2013
6 years
 
James Filipich
June 27, 2017
2 years
 
Mickey Rouse
June 30, 2004
15 years
 
Speakers
May 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
May 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Upcoming Season at The Lutcher Theatre
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President-Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Past President
 
Membership
 
Service Projects
 
Public Relations
 
Vice President
 
Rotary Foundation
 
Director 2017-2019
 
Director 2017-2019
 
Director 2017-2019
 
Director 2017-2019
 
Director 2018-2020
 
Director 2018-2020
 
Director 2018-2020
 
Director 2018-2020
 
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile
If you have information to add to The Spindletop Speaks, please contact Heather Kugler at rotarianheather@gmail.com.