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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
Currently via Zoom Only
Galveston, TX 77551
United States of America
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2021 ANNUAL ROTARY CRAWFISH BOIL IN GALVESTON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
 
Sadly, the Rotary Club of Galveston Board voted recently to CANCEL our 10th Annual Crawfish Boil due to COVID-19 concerns. It was scheduled to take place on April 25, 2021 at Moody Gardens. We plan on our 2022 Crawfish Boil being bigger and better than ever. We hope our members and friends will join us next year. Please stay safe and healthy and get vaccinated when your turn comes. Let's do our part to end this pandemic.
 
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.
Our Club wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and wonderful Holiday season! Please stay healthy and safe during these challenging times! 🎅
 
Posted by Michael Guarino
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.)
The Rotary Club of Galveston was featured in a recent episode of the a local Podcast.  Mike Guarino, our Club President, was a guest of Mike Dudas on his podcast call the Scuttlebutt.  Guarino talked about the history of the club, how the club is continuing it's great work during this pandemic and what Rotary means to him personally.  He also highlighted the Toys for Tots toy drive we have coming up on November 20th from 10am - noon at Fisherman's Wharf.   Click on the link below to give it a listen.
 
 
Great work done by our Rotary Foundation.
 
The Rotary Club of Galveston has a Foundation.  Members of the Club are elected to the Foundation Board of Directors.  During the Rotary year, the Foundation reviews grants that have been submitted by not for profit organizations in the community.  In recent years, the average grant awarded by the Galveston Rotary Foundation, Inc. has been $1,600.00. Preference is given to projects where Galveston Rotarians are directly involved and for programs and projects that directly serve people in the community. 
 
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