Service Above Self

Polk Street United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center
1401 South Polk Street
Amarillo, Texas 79101  United States
Meetings at noon on Thursday 
(806) 352-3108  rotaryof@arn.net 
We Are Rotary
Rotary International is the world's first service organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and provide world peace under the motto "Service Above Self".
The Rotary Club of Amarillo is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and talent to serve the community and the world.  Along the way, we also have fun and enjoy fellowship and friendship. Visit us and find out how you can help make the world a better place.  Join us to make a difference!
Amarillo NetPlex and Rotary Park
Our new president
David and Amelia O'Dell
Installed on June 30, 2016
One of David's goals for this year is to fully engage our club in social media (to attract the next generation of Rotarians). Be sure to like our Facebook page--note the link at the top of this webpage--and share your favorite Rotary moments.
Our International President's Message
"Rotary Serving Humanity"
John F. Germ 
Rotary International Convention
The more-the merrier; bring a guest to Rotary.
New members enrich the experience!  
   If you need guest cards, please see Gina.
Rotary Minute
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the global incidence of polio cases has decreased by 99 percent. In March 2014 India, once deemed the most difficult place to end polio, was declared polio-free, making the entire Southeast Region polio-free. Now that 99 percent of the world’s population lives in regions certified polio-free, the goal of eradication is closer than ever.

A memorial to Eddie Melin


Each week, our guest speaker signs the above bookplate

on books donated in their honor to the

Amarillo ISD libraries. 




Michael Grauer and Carol Lovelady
Feb 23, 2017
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Sgt. Jason Riddlespurger
Mar 02, 2017
Mental Health Crisis Intervention
Martin Birkenfeld
Mar 09, 2017
FBI National Academy Experience
Gemma Mitchell
Mar 16, 2017
Learning for Life and Law Enforcement Explorers in Amarillo
Kimber Thompson
Mar 23, 2017
AISD Homeless Liaison Program
Mar 30, 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Welcome New Members
Steve Martinez
Financial Planning
November 2016
Jerry Morales
General Law
August 2016
Lt. Dustin Ponder
Law Enforcement
August 2016
Valerie Soliz
Title Service Agency
August 2016
Veronica Lopez
Custom Homes
August 2016
Shelly Kearns
Branch Manager
August 2016
Jacob Diaz
Fire Marshall
July 2016
Julio Tudon
Financial Planning
June 2016
In Memory of Our Members
We remember those who have joined the Greater Rotary Club Above
Bill Quackenbush
December 30, 2016
55 years service
George Cason
December 31, 2016
12 years service

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Find it Fast
Five things you may not know about . . .

Steve Martinez

Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch
Brand New Rotarian as of November 2016
1) I have a beautiful family.  I have been married for 10 1/2 years to my wonderful wife and have a daughter who is 7 going on 30.
2) If you ask about my favorite hobby or special interest  I would tell you that I love to travel and we especially enjoy cruises and my daughter loves to go to Disney World. 
3) My favorite sweet indulgence is and I am a sucker for it......chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream..
4) If I were to have a hot button it would be that I'm especially passionate about helping disadvantaged children..
5) Something not many people know about me, I was on a Daytime Game Show as a child in 1987 and won over $2000.00 (a lot of money back then).  If you want to hear the rest of the story I'll be happy to tell it, just ask. 
Another Way to Win the Foundation Drawing

Join the Gambling Rotarians

The game has changed.  
Our new President has a new challenge for you to accept to get a chance for a free draw.  The new Facebook rules will soon be posted so keep a heads up.
Red to Blue
Attention all new members​:
Make sure you get to know this man, Melvin Edes, Chair of the Red to Blue Committee. He will help shepherd you into full club membership.
Donate to the Rotary Foundation
Newest Paul Harris Fellows
Twenty-four new Paul Harris Fellows were honored and "pinned" at our November 5, 2015 meeting.
Congratulations everyone!
Snak Pak
Rotarians Volunteer for Kids
Our Raise the bar fundraiser netted $18,000 which was presented to Caprock High School, September 17th, to begin their Snack Shak program. 
Snack Pak 4 kids received a $20,000 challenge grant from a foundation in Austin Texas. Caprock students needed to raise the matching $20,000. This timely fundraiser made it all come together for these students.  Snack Pak 4  kids plans to have Snack Shaks available in all AISD middle and high schools by the 2015 school year.
The story continues.  District 5730 Grant funds where distributed and the share allocated to the Rotary Club of Amarillo allowed us to support the launch of the Snack Shak program at Fannin Middle School.  A check for $5000.00 was presented on January 15th to the school principal Nathan Culwell.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • David Norris
    February 4
  • Ken Bell, Jr.
    February 5
  • Tom Higley
    February 7
  • Gina Rodriguez
    February 13
  • Wes Knapp
    February 13
  • David Johnson
    February 23
  • David Walvoord
    February 27
  • Gary Mitchell
    February 27