President's Message
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
 
I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. We have all experienced a whirlwind of challenges and changes with the on-set of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has affected our families, businesses and our community involvement as well.  As president of the Rotary Club of Galveston for the 2020-2021 Rotary year, I plan on working hard to ensure that our Club remains viable and that we maintain fellowship, friendship and community involvement that marks the lives of Rotarians. We are known as people of action and proudly embrace our Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”
 
Our Club has always been resilient. Our first meeting took place in December 1913. We have survived countless hurricanes, two World Wars, the great depression, the horror and aftermath of 9/11 and other difficult times. I know we will persevere and emerge from these challenging times stronger than ever. Our Club is a very important component of the Galveston community that we love very much. We will do all we can to keep it prosperous, healthy and welcoming to residents and visitors alike.
         
I close with a reminder that Our Rotary International presidential theme for the upcoming year, chosen before the pandemic, has taken on even greater meaning: “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”
 
Warm regards to all,
 
Mike Guarino, Club President 2020-21
 
 
Club History
In February 1913, Harry W. Stanley, vice-president of the Western Division of the International Association of Rotary Clubs, four Rotarians from Houston and fourteen businessmen from Galveston founded the Rotary Club of Galveston. It was the fifth club established in Texas and the 73rd admitted to the International Association. 
 
Club meetings are held on Wednesdays at noon at Fisherman's Wharf at 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550.  The meeting room is located on the 2nd floor.
 
Contact information
Rotary Club of Galveston
P.O. Box 810
Galveston, TX 77550
409-939-1224