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Welcome to our Club!

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center
250 West Fair Grounds Rd
La Grange, TX  78945
United States of America

Phone:
(281) 389-9087
Fax:
(979) 968-3029
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Home Page Stories
Stepping Up to Serve
Dusty Littrell takes the gavel, becoming our new president for 2018-19.
 
At Wednesday's induction of new officers, Phil handed over the reins to the incoming administration. Officers for the coming year include Tracy Harris, president-elect; Allison Shimek, secretary and president-nominee; Ray Langlois, treasurer; Ken Powell, sergeant-at-arms; and Phil Oestreich, immediate past president. Directors include John Wied (membership), Stacy Eilers (new generations), Larry Jackson (foundation), Stacey Norris (community service), Regina Keilers (club administration), David Ramjohn (international), and JoAnn Ayres (programs).
 
Top Award to Stacey
 
Rotarian of the Year, 2017-18, goes to Stacey Norris. Prior to new officers being installed on Wednesday, June 20, President Phil Oestreich presented a number of awards for service during the past year. Stacey, who also was inducted into the District 5870 Roll of Fame earlier this year, chaired the club's Disaster Relief Committee that oversaw the collecting and dispersing of more than $340,000 in relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
 
Thanks, John and Joyce, for hosting another fantastic Rotary party!
 

The Rotary Club of La Grange earned two recognition banners from Rotary International for the local clubs support of The Rotary Foundation in 2016-17. JoAnn Ayres, club president that year, was presented them on Dec. 13, 2017, by Rich Kaye, Rotary district foundation chair. The "100% Giving" banner was for every club member contributing last year to The Rotary Foundation; the larger "Every Rotarian Every Year" banner recognized that every club member's contribution was $100 or more. During the past 100 years, the foundation has spent over $3 billion on humanitarian projects around the world.

Club treasurer Martha Schultz sets an example of Service Above Self through her support of The Rotary Foundation. On Sept. 31, club president Philip Oestreich presented Martha a "Paul Harris Plus One" pin, a recognition from the Foundation for those who contribute $1,000 over and above the Paul Harris Fellow level.
 
The Rotary Club of La Grange is raising money to help with the impact of the flooding in La Grange from Hurricane Harvey.  Our focus includes helping children displaced from their homes to start school, helping families who have been displaced from their homes, helping small businesses who have been impacted by the floods and cooperating with other organizations in the La Grange area that are supporting these needs .  Our initial concentration will be to help children who are starting school with school supplies, clothing and shoes and then helping displaced families with basic needs for the families. We will distribute the funds on a grant basis to individuals and organizations that request support in the La Grange/Fayette County area.  The funds will be distributed to the Rotary Club of La Grange for management and awarding of grants.  
 
Ways to contribute to The Rotary Club of La Grange Harvey Response Fund:
 
Mail checks made out to our 501c3 "District 5870 Keyway Inc." to Rotary Club of La Grange, P O Box 723, La Grange, TX 78945.
 
Mail checks made out to Rotary Club of La Grange to Rotary Club of La Grange, P O Box 723, La Grange, TX 78945.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of La Grange awarded it's first grant to La Grange Independent School District for $2,000.  The grant will pay for specialized equipment, that was destroyed in the flood, used by students in their education.  The equipment includes cosmetology kits, specialized calculators and other tools.  Pictured from left to right are; Stacy Eilers - Assistant Superintendent LGISD, Bill Wagner - Superintendent LGISD and Philip Oestreich - President Rotary Club of La Grange. The Rotary Club of La Grange will be accepting grant applications from families and individuals, that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, on Sunday October 10 at The Historic Casino Hall in La Grange from 10am-1pm.
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Lee Fritsch Provides Update on Fayerre County Fair​​​​​​
Lee Fritsch, President of the Fayette County Fair Association, provided and update on the 2017 Fayerre County Fair (www.fayettecountyfair.org).  Lee said that this was the 90th year of the fair.  Headline entertainment includes Kevin Fowler on Saturday and Clay Walker on Sunday.  They have also added some polka bands this year by popular demand.
 
You can buy tickets from the Rotary fair queen contestant, Sarah Vecera, at www.fayettecountyfair.org/sarah
 
The 2017-2018 officers of the Rotary Club of La Grange were installed on July 12, 2017 by the District 5870 Governor Gene Holiman.  Pictured from Left to right and back to front are Ray Langolis -Secretary, Stacy Eilers-New Generations, John Wied-Membership, Martha Schultz-Treasurer, Chuck Mazac-International Service, Larry Jackson-Foundation, Tracy Harris-Interact Sponsor, Betty Bauer-Hospitality, Dusty Litterll-President Elect, and Philip Oestreich-President.  Not pictured Don Hinkley-Saergent at Arms, JoAnn Ayres-Immediate Past President, Stacey Norris-Community Service and Regina Keilers-Club Administration.
Richard and Molly Cernosek, on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary, were honored by their family with a come and go reception on Saturday, July 15th.

At the reception, Richard was presented with a plaque in recognition of his being a charter member of the Rotary Club of La Grange, chartered 63 years ago on May 18, 1954. 
 
Rotary Club of La Grange recognizes and applauds Richard and Molly’s long marriage and enduring service to Rotary and so many worthy causes and institutions in the community. 
 
 
The District Governor came to La Grange for the first meeting of our new Rotary year. Not only was he guest speaker, he also installed our new officers and met with the board of directors to learn more about the club's plans for the coming year. He proclaimed us a club of "do-ers" not just "sitters." (Click the "read more" to see another board photo)
 
Phil Oestreich, president-elect of the La Grange Rotary Club, presents Mike Smith, right, with a $500 contribution to Tejas Health Care. The Rotary gift will help support a back-to-school health fair Tejas will sponsor this summer. Smith is development director for Tejas and was guest speaker at Rotary on June 28. 
 
 
 
 
 
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