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Rotary Club of Flatonia

The Rotary Club of Flatonia has completed its District Assisted Project (DAP) for the Rotary year,

2019-2020. Club President, Bernie Satterwhite, chose this project in early 2019, even before his year started July 1, 2019. He wanted Rotarians to create a functional kitchen in a side room, in the Combined Commuinity Action (CCA) area of the Chamber of Commerce. This project was completed on the 8th of June and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, 12 June 2020, at noon. “This project will create opportunities for our community to come together for celebrations, meetings, and fun events,” said Satterwhite.

DAP projects consists of many volunteer hours by Rotarians and this year’s project was no exception. Five members of the Rotary Club of Flatonia spent a total of 87 hours, planning, designing, shopping, and installing the new kitchen for the CCA, which included five trips to McCoys Building Supply in Weimer. McCoys, and Scott Sternadel, manager, were instrumental in helping with this project by giving Flatonia Rotary a discount on the cabinets purchased. The City of Flatonia also contributed to the project by changing the wiring and plumbing to accomodate the new kitchen plan. Patricia Satterwhite, retired Interior Designer, and Rotarian, contributed her expertise on the floor plan, design, and materials purchased.

The CCA rooms are mainly used for Meals on Wheels, which Melinda Terrell, Sight Manager for CCA, organizes for the delivery of lunch meals by volunteers five times every week. The new kitchen was mosetly an empty room before with a stove, a refrigerator and a folding table. “I am so excited to have a working kitchen for Meals on Wheels,” said Terrell. “Now my supplies can be organized, I have a new sink for cleaning up, and I have so much working space. And I look forward to offering more activities for senior citizens at the CCA, such as lunch, bingo, or cards. When groups meet here, this new kitchen will make it easier for them to have food and drinks available.”

The Flatonia Chamber of Commerce also rents out the CCA rooms for events like baby showers and birthday parties. Beverly Ponder, Executive Director for the Chamber, said, “having a functioning kitchen will make it nicer and easier for families in the community to hold events here.”

Flatonia Rotary Club members have volunteered over 1,200 hours this past Rotary year, July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 in community and youth projects. Globally, it is estimated that Rotary members in over 35,000 clubs around the world provide about 47 million hours of volunteer effort a year at an estimated value of $850 million, as reported by John Hopkins University for Rotary International. If you would like more information about Rotary, please go to or email

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  • Organizes and holds annual Golf Tournament, a major fundraiser for sole purpose of community and international humanitarian efforts.
  • Provides and installs flags for the Patriotic Flag Display six times per year to 175 subscribers.
  • Sponsors the Flatonia High School Rotary Interact Club, a high school service organization with approximately 60 members.  Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.
  • Sends 2 high school seniors, annually, to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards held at McKinney Roughs in Bastrop.  Participants are chosen for their leadership potential.
  • Sponsors Senior Hog Showmanship with a Belt Buckle award at the annual Flatonia FFA/4-H Livestock Show.
  • Sponsors the Early Act First Knight program at Flatonia elementary school.  Starting in 2014, EAFK is a powerful, daily character building program which creatively teaches and motivates students to become more civil, service-oriented people during their formative years.  Themed around the exciting world of gallant knights and chivalry, students study a virtue each six weeks followed by a Knighting Ceremony where one student from each class is knighted for consistently demonstrating that virtue.  Virtues include respect, discipline, honesty, friendliness, perseverance, and service.
  • Sponsors a FISD Teacher Appreciation Lunch every year.
  • Gives Scholarships annually to Flatonia High School Seniors. In 2017 recipients were awarded a total of $3,000 in scholarships.
  • Sponsors  Flatonia High School 11th graders, studying U.S. History on the USS Lexington Heritage Pride Tour in Corpus Christi.
  • Received a $1000 grant from the Literacy Project with Tocker Foundation for Flatonia Public Library.
  • Provides and install flags for the Patriotic Flag Display six times per year to 175 subscribers.
  • Participates in Flatonia’s Meals on Wheels.
  • Partnered with Interact students, participates in a Community Clean Up, 2-3 times a year.
  • Donates to ShelterBox USA, is an international disaster relief charity whose mission is to deliver humanitarian relief in the form of life saving equipment that brings shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural disasters and crises worldwide.  Volunteer response teams deliver emergency tented shelter and other life-saving supplies to people made homeless by disasters around the world.
Double Eagle Sponsor - $1,000+
Chuck Brown Ford
Muldoon Minerals, Inc.
Steinhauser-Clay, Inc.
Jeanette and Ervan Zouzalik
Eagle Sponsors - $500+
Austin Trust Company
BEFCO Engineering, Inc.
Cal-Maine Foods
J Bar B Sausage
Lower Colorado River Authority
Birdie Sponsor - $250+
Balcones Minerals Corporation
Beckie and Gerald Freytag
Fayette Savings Bank
Flatonia McDonald's
Larry and Sherry Haas
Market & Market 2
Prototype Machine Co.
Satterwhite's 3-Wire Ranch
S&S Grain
Tex Propane
Hole Sponsors - $100+
Circle W Feed & Supply
Pam & Robert Cunningham, in Memory of Bill Hassell
Double K Custom Homes
Flatonia national Bank
Farmer's Insurance - Lad Trojacek
Fayetteville Bank, Schulenburg
Flatonia Chamber of Commerce
Flatonia Livestock Commission
 Bernadine Kainer, Realtor
Klesel's Auto, Truck & Tractor
Leon's Plumbing & Electric Co.
Joel's Bar-B-Que
Melba Richter
Mike Steinhauser, Attorney
Mica Soil Service
Don Mikulenka, Custom Builder
NAPA - Flatonia General Store
The Outhouse Company
The Red Vault Bistro
Richter Weil Drilling, Inc.
RPK Sales, Inc.
Schneider, Frazee & Matocha, PC - CPA's
La Grange Ford - Lincoln
Ginny Sears
Mike Schulze
Sharon and Danny Vyvjala
Robbie Wehmeyer - Farm Bureau Insurance
Vash & Dry
ResLand Realty Group - Lili Larson, Realtor
South Central Electric
Splashway, LLC.
Fehner & Son's Grain Co.
Leroy's Plumbing & Electric
Heartbrand Beef
Charles Zapalac
Original Country Bakery
Qwik Pipe, Inc.
Wine Haus
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