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The Flatonia Rotary Club has been placing "Service Above Self" since it was chartered in December of 1939!  The 27 Founding Members included:
J. D. Arnim (Lawyer)
W. J. Bludworth (Postmaster)
Felix X. Brunner (Restraunteur - City Cafe)
J. M. Cadwell (Grocer - Cowdin Grocery Co.)
D. J. Decherd (Manager - Arnim & Lane General Goods)
George Fernau (Funeral Director/Owner - Fernau Funeral Services)
M. Fernau Jr. (Furniture Retailer - Fernau Bros.)
L. G. Garbade (Poultry - Flatonia Hatchery)
W. O. Garbade (Hardware Retailer - Wm. Stein Hardware Co.)
George W. Hawkes (Newspaper Publisher - The Flatonia Argus)
R. O. Hill (Transportation - Southern Pacific Railway)
W. D. Johnson (Drugs Retailer - Johnson's Drug Store)
Charles Kaper (Superintendent - Flatonia ISD)
Moe Klein (Dry Goods Retailer - Moe Klein)
L. L. Kolar (Cotton Oil Milling - Flatonia Oil Mill Co.)
O. L. Lee ( Owner - Petroleum Products Wholesaler)
W. E. Miller (Motion Pictures - Lyric Theater)
George F. McWhirter (Produce Wholesaler - Southern Produce Co.)
F. A. Nearsta (Banking - Flatonia State Bank)
C. A. Pearson ( Crate & Box Mfr - Flatonia Crate & Box Co.)
E. J. Pulkrabek M.D. (Physician)
G. C. Simmons (Cattle Brokerage - Simmons Cattle A/C)
H. H. Stein (Hardware - Wm. Stein Harware Co.)
A. L. Vrana (Motor Transportation)
L. A. Wheeler (Dentist)
R. A. Wheeler Jr. (Fullers Earth Mfr - Flatonia Fullers Earth Co.)
F. L. Wotipka (Automobile Retailing - Flatonia MOtor Co.)
Many descendants of these charter members continue to live in the Flatonia community and some can even be found on the Flatonia Rotary Club's current list of members!  Start a legacy of your own by contacting us to find out how you can become a member!