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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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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 participated in the FeedGalveston initiative held at The Lyceum, April 24. Sponsored by First Lutheran Church as a vital outreach project, volunteers packaged over 50,000 nutritious, non-perishable meals donated to the Galveston County Food Bank for distribution throughout Galveston County.  Rotarians  participating included (from left) Kathy VanDewalli, Ulli Budelmann, Linda Ott-Thompson, Brett Kirkpatrick, Ruth Suhler, Rev Richard Rhoades, Isaac McNary (visiting Rotarian), and Maureen Patton.  Participating, but not pictured were Don Davison, Tom Delgado, Judy Johnson, Don Nurdin, Van Patterson and Barbara Winburn.
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.)
Make sure to not miss our last meeting of 2020 which will be held (via Zoom) at noon on Wednesday, December 16.  We have many fun activities planned and we will continue with our long standing tradition of supporting the Meals on Wheels program. We will use the same Zoom link that we have been using this fall and Ulli will send out a email reminder the day before.
 
Make sure to wear a holiday hat or your best holiday sweater!!
 
 
 
Again this year, the Rotary Club of Galveston partnered with the Galveston Marine Reserve Unit to receive and distribute "Toys for Tots' for deserving youngsters in our area who might not otherwise have a new toy this holiday season.
The Rotary Club of Galveston's Galveston Rotary Foundation recently presented a grant for $1,500 to the Assistance League of the Bay Area to help with their Operation School Bell initiative.  Presenting the check on behalf of the Rotary Club of Galveston are from left, Club Executive Secretary, Ulli Budelmann and Club President, Mike Guarino.  Accepting on behalf of the  Assistance League of the Bay Area is Charlene Donovan.  (photo by Robyn Bushong.)
 
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