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Midland West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Rotary Community Room
June & Frank Cowden Jr. Dining Hall
Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
United States of America
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Rotary Rabbit
Midland West Rotary Club donated 300 books to be passed out during the Basin Book Festival hosted by the Midland Education Foundation.  "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was given to early readers and "Because of the Rabbit" was given to more advanced readers.  The Rotary booth was manned by members the Interact Club of YWLA Midland and the still-in-formation Rotary Literacy Club - both sponsored by Midland West Rotary.  Members of our other Interact Club at Legacy High School also helped in the children's craft tent and with the set up and clean up of the event.  The Rotary Rabbit stopped by to take pictures with and read to children.  The inaugural event was attended by more than 1,000 Midlanders.
Dr Gene Spires Scholarship Recipient Eric Phillips and Bobby Trimble Scholarship Recipient Jaime Moran
The 2022 Shoot for the Future clay shoot hosted by Midland West Rotary Club on April 8, 2022 was deemed a huge success by all.  Thank you to our many sponsors and nearly 100 participants!  With the help of our community, we were able to raise over $20,000 that will be used for scholarships.  These scholarships will benefit students at Midland College that are pursuing technical degrees.  During the clay shoot, we presented two very deserving students with scholarships -- Eric Phillips and Jaime Moran.  Eric was the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Gene Spires Scholarship.  Dr. Spires is a Charter Member of the Midland West Rotary Club and has dedicated over 60 years to improving the lives of Midland residents.  Jaime was the inaugural recipient of the Bobby Trimble Scholarship.  A long time Rotarian, Bobby Trimble is the founder of Christmas In Action and has tirelessly served our community.  Many other scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2022 semester later this summer.  Our next clay shoot will be held in September 2023.
The Midland West Rotary Club presented the Basin Dream Center a $3,000 grant to be used for mental health services.  The Basin Dream Center is a supervised independent transitional living center for young ladies and men who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, or who are aging out of foster care.  The mental health grant will benefit the Basin Dream Center residents that need mental health and counseling services that aren't covered through free resources or that would otherwise be covered through insurance.  Our goal is to help these students thrive as they make their way into adulthood.
Our Interact Club is collecting funds to support Ukrainians that are seeking refuge in Romania.  Rotary clubs in the region are assisting refugees with transportation, food, necessities, and housing.  If you would like to contribute to the collection, you can donate online at  We will be sending the donations to the Rotary Club of Oradea in Romania to assist with their refugee relief efforts.
This week we will not be having our regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting.  Instead, we will be having a combined meeting with the Midland Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 9th.  Both clubs will be meeting together at noon at the Christmas in Action warehouse (500 S. Lee St., Midland, TX 79701).  This will be a great fellowship event and kickoff for our service project in April.
The Interact Club of YWLA Midland is holding a canned food drive to benefit the Jubilee Center.  As their sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Midland West will be collecting cans during our lunch meetings on October 26th and November 2nd.
Welcome to our newest Rotarian, Amy Webb.  She had the good fortune of being installed by our District Governor, Brenda DeBons.  Also pictured is Amy's sponsor, Steven Palma.
Midland West Rotary teamed up with the City of Midland Parks Department to host the first ever "park party."  The goal was to rid Fasken Park of weeds, grass burrs and goat heads so the park would be more enjoyable.
This year we did a school supply drive to benefit the students housed by Family Promise.  We donated twelve backpacks along with a variety of paper, pencils, pens and other supplies to help our students start the year off right.  We hope our Family Promise students have a very successful school year!
Midland West Rotary had their first "Shoot for the Future" clay shoot on March 19th to raise money for scholarships to help students enrolled in  Midland College's Applied Sciences programs.  We had 102 shooters cam out and participate.  It was a huge success!
Kathryn Menaul & Kelly Kaderka with the FBI same to speak to our club about the scams going around over both the internet and the phone and what to do to help prevent them.
Tim Jobson with Midland Community Theatre cam to speak to our club about the history of the theatre, it's 75th anniversary, and it's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Roberta Case came to talk to our club about conflict resolution between doctors/medical staff and patients'/patients' family.  She says that Midland Memorial Hospital has a Ethics Committee to assist in resolving issues when it comes to making decisions regarding their healthcare.   
The Rotary Club of Midland West awarded five vocational scholarships at Midland College. Pictured (left to right) are:  Ed Anderson (Rotary Foundation Director), Pete Avalos (MC Department Chair), Michael Canon (President), Alyssa Hernandez (Automotive Maintenance), Billy Wiggins (Diesel Technology), Tommy Brannon, Jaguar Saucedo (Aviation Maintenance) and Erin Casey-Richardson (MC Director of Scholarships).  Not pictured are two  more scholarships winners - Zach McAnally (Automotive Maintenance) and Joseph Baeza (Automotive Maintenance).
Jan 31, 2023
Meeting cancelled due to in-climate weather!
2022-2023 Midland West Rotary Club discussion
Feb 28, 2023
2022-2023 Midland West Rotary Club discussion
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