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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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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.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

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.
Today, Chad Waligura, creator and Editor of Able Outdoors, described how Able Outdoors got its start. It brings the entire accessible outside world into one place, to be an information source for everything outdoors: hunting, fishing, travel and all types of outdoor recreation. They connect individuals with the resources that will help them explore their abilities despite any challenges that may exist and to promote the opportunities that are out there waiting to be experienced.
For more information, visit them by clicking here.

Last Thursday, Chief Appraiser Tylene Gamble with the Wharton County Central Appraisal District gave a very informative presentation on how to protest your property appraisal.

For more information from the Wharton County CAD, click here.

Kenna Lucas, owner of El Campo Lost Lagoon RV Resort, gave the Club an overview of the progress of the RV Resort and a look at what the final result will look like.

For more information, click here.

Today, Sanjay Sharma, President of Rotary Club of Houston Skyline and District Community Service Chair, gave a presentation on attracting new members to Rotary. He discussed various ways his club is attracting 
Millennials to join Rotary.

Last Thursday, Justice Ken Wise gave some fun facts about Texas history. He sits on the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, and he is passionate about Texas history. Justice Wise hosts the Texas History Podcast, “Wise About Texas.”

For more information concerning Wise About Texas, click here.


Today, Clayton Ryan with Everyday Heroes discussed what the organization does to support our military veterans. Everyday Heroes supports veterans with service and medical transportation needs.
For more information about Everyday Heroes or to make a donation, please click here.
Samira Elias gave her Rotary Youth Exchange end-of-year presentation. She showed the club what she has done while in Texas. She hasn’t left yet, but we will miss her when she does leave.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Chris Barbee
    September 6
  • Stephen Collins
    September 13
  • John Richards
    September 17
  • Gary Williamson
    September 21
  • Thomas Perilloux
    September 21
  • Russell Rasmussen
    September 23
  • David Bright
    September 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Melba Clapp
    September 18
Join Date:
  • Dana Foster
    September 1, 1993
    25 years
  • John Petty
    September 1, 1985
    33 years
  • Gary Raybon
    September 14, 2000
    18 years
  • William Jenkins
    September 16, 1996
    22 years
  • David Bright
    September 26, 2002
    16 years
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