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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Galveston, Texas
Galveston

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Fisherman's Wharf
2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550
United States of America
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Stephanie Fitzgerald, Regional Manager for the Bay Area Chapter (Houston and Southeast Texas) of the Alzheimer's Association, was the guest speaker at the Club's July 28, 2021 meeting.  Fitzgerald shared with the members all of the many excellent resources available for those suffering from Alzheimer's, as well as vital support and resources available for the caregiver.  (photo by Robyn Bushong.)
 
This' year's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be on October 9, 2021.  To join the team or donate please go to act.alz.org/goto/RovinRotarian
 
 
Longtime member of the Rotary Club of Galveston, Neil Nathan (left) was honored at a recent club meeting by receiving the Club Service Award.  Making the presentation was Club President, Mike Guarino. (Photo by Robyn Bushong.)
President of the Rotary Club of Galveston, Mike Guarino, recognized Cissy Matthews (center) and Lauren Suderman Millo for their Distinguished Service during this past Rotary year.  Working together, they initiated and produced virtual and/or hybrid club meetings to ensure that all club members had access to the club's meetings during the Covid 19 pandemic. (photo by Robyn Bushong.)
Several members of the Rotary Club of Galveston were recognized at a recent  meeting for their generous financial contributions to their club.  Each member pictured was honored either with a higher category recognition as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, or for special recognition as a VIT member (Fifth in Texas) of the club's Galveston Rotary Foundation, Inc. Pictured (from left) Gary Peters, Cissy Matthews, Sally Byrom, and Immediate Past President,  Jim Byrom.  Club President, Mike Guarino (far right) presented the awards.  (photo by Robyn Bushong.)
The Rotary Club of Galveston participated in the recent 25th Annual Grand Kids Festival, May 1st.  Distributing 400 bicycle helmets to children/youth attending the Festival were (from left), Tom Delgado, Judy Johnson, Don Nurdin, Bill Clement, and Club Executive Secretary, Ulli Budelmann.  Participating, but not pictured, were Ruth Suhler, Barbara Sanderson, Billie Rinaldi, Bets Anderson, Cris Cristan, and President-Elect, Mary Brechtel. (Photo by Robyn Bushong.)
Members of The Rotary Club of Galveston again took part in this year's annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on April 17. Participants included (from left, front row) Pip Caballero, grandson of Mike Guarino;  and Rotarians Gigi Heffernan, Brett Kirkpatrick, Linda Ott-Thompson, and Club Executive Secretary, Ulli Budelmann.  From left - back row, are  Club President, Mike Guarino; along with Rotarians Don Davison, Bill Leopold, Project Chair; Ruth Suhler, and Bill Clement. (Photo by Robyn Bushong.)
        
 
The Rotary Club of Galveston recently honored and recognized five individuals as this year’s 2021 Rotary Distinguished Vocational Service Award recipients. Each of these special recipients were introduced to the club’s membership during a recent Zoom meeting. Awards went to an outstanding EMS technician (Amy Weber), Healthcare worker (Carl Thomas), Educator (Carla Geters), Police Officer (Colin Murphy) and Firefighter (John Eaton)
For the past two consecutive years - 2019 and 2020 - the Rotary Club of Galveston has been the #1 fundraising team in the USA in raising contributions for the WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S. 
 
Presenting the club's award was Stephanie Fitzgerald (front,right), Regional Manager for the Bay Area/Galveston Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Accepting the award for the Rotary Club of Galveston was Club President (front,left) Mike Guarino. Also pictured are Rotarian Sally Byrom (back,left), Current board member, Alzheimer's Association and 2019 Chair "Walk to End Alzheimer's); Rotarian Kyle Albright,  2020 "Walk" Chair; and Rotarian Trey Dibrell (far right), representing the the Dr. Leon Bromberg Trust. The 2021 Chair for the "Walk" will be Rotarian and immediate Past President, Jim Byrom, not pictured. (photo by Robyn Bushong.)
 
Rotary International News
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