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El Campo

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:05 PM
Civic Center
2350 N. Mechanic St.
El Campo, TX  77437-2343
United States
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Leon Macha, Horticulturist/Arborist, gave the Club some gardening and lawn maintenance tips on Thursday. His tips were about saving time, effort and money. He also gave everyone a list of things to NOT do when trying to achieve the perfect lawn and garden.
Derby Doll Director Jenna Zabodyn and the Senior Derby Dolls paid a visit to Rotary today. This is the first time we have had a Derby Doll program. Jenna described a "year in the life" of a Derby Doll... from summer practices, to pep rallies and football games, to Spring competitions. The Senior Derby Dolls introduced themselves and told us their plans after high school.
Tommy Charbula, a Special Ranger with the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, gave the Club an overview of the association and his duties as a Special Ranger. Sheriff Shannon Srubar discussed similar issues they face in our county.
On Thursday, Texas Game Warden and Rotarian Scott Blackburn discussed the specialized units within the Game Warden Division. He talked about the Swift Water Rescue Team, of which he is a member, and rescues performed during Hurricane Harvey.
El Campo Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Wayne Condra and the varsity Senior Players visited with the Club today. Coach Condra gave everyone a recap on the season to this point and expectations for district play. Go Ricebirds!
Mike Box from Box Wheelchairs told the Club how he began building custom wheelchairs. He builds chairs for everyday use and athletic events.
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Today, 4-H Extension Agent Laura Reyna and 4-H’ers: Hannah Chumchal, Zoey Zahn and Lana Foyt discussed 4-H. Laura gave an overview of the program, while Hannah, Zoey and Lana discussed the projects they are involved in.

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Yesterday, Pastor Wayne Clement of Christ Lutheran Church and Russell Hill discussed Shall Not Hunger. It is a local charity which provides food for children in socioeconomic hardship.

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Deacon Jones, Special Assistant for the Sugar Land Skeeters, and Kyle Dawson, Assistant General Manager for Community Engagement, gave today's presentation. Kyle gave an update on how the team was doing this season. Deacon told stories of his career in the Minor Leagues and working his way to the Majors during the 1950's and 1960's. He also told us of some of the adversity he faced as a baseball player during segregation.

El Campo Club mourns loss of life-long Rotarian, Joe E. Richards.

The Rotary Club of El Campo is saddened to report the loss of a life-long Rotarian, Joe Edward Richards, who passed away on August the 9th, 2018.
Joe began his love of Rotary while attending Palacios High School by becoming a Junior Rotarian and held the distinction as a Rotarian for 75 years. 
After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return to El Campo, he was nominated for membership to the Rotary Club of El Campo in 1944. Two years later, he moved to Wharton , where he and then Rotary District Gov. Farley Sanford helped to charter the Wharton Rotary Club in 1949. 
Richards eventually moved back to El Campo and rejoined the El Campo Club in 1967. He served as president from 1976-1977 and was also a Paul Harris Fellow. 
In 1973, Joe E. nominated his son, Joe H. (Little Joe) as a member and in 1996, son-in-law Tom Perilloux was nominated by Joe E. At that time they were the only family to have three members as Rotarians in the El Campo Club.
In 2014, Richards was selected as the honoree of the Rotary Club of El Campo's annual fundraiser and celebrated his 70th year as a Rotarian. Richards had faithfully supported and attended Rotary meetings and events throughout his 75 years as a Rotarian.
Even in his later years, after he could no longer drive, Richards made sure someone could get him to Rotary.Well done, Good Fellow, well done.
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International Service Chair
New Generations Chair
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership & Development Chair
Finance and Audit Director
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Madsen Raun
    November 4
  • Scott Blackburn
    November 6
  • Jordan Gresham
    November 9
  • Brittni Staff
    November 11
  • Blake Barger
    November 12
  • Sean Bowers
    November 13
  • Russell Abshire
    November 15
  • Jack Halliburton
    November 18
  • Rick Davis
    November 19
  • Shannon Srubar
    November 24
  • Dana Foster
    November 25
Join Date:
  • Frankie Novak
    November 1, 1986
    32 years
  • Paul Herrmann
    November 1, 1994
    24 years
  • Raymond Viktorin
    November 1, 1995
    23 years
  • Melissa Guttenberger
    November 2, 2017
    1 year
  • Cheryl Roitsch
    November 3, 2011
    7 years
  • Cheryl Roitsch2
    November 3, 2011
    7 years
  • Hollis Yackel
    November 5, 2015
    3 years
Donald McDonald Introduces Kelly Waters
Nov 15, 2018
The Basics - Community Campaign to Help Caregivers of Young Children
Nov 22, 2018
Cheri McGuirk
Nov 29, 2018
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Rebecca Munos - Stephanie Konvicka & Patti Odom
Dec 13, 2018
Wharton County Recovery Team
Frankie Novak
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 27, 2018
Upcoming Events
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Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response