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									Rotary Club
of Texas City


85 1927-2012
2              the Daily news                                    sunDay, november 25, 2012                                                                           galveston county, texas


    Officers and directors for 2012-13                                                             “The Rotary Club has continued to be a strong force for
                                       OFFICERS
                                                                                                   service to the Texas City community and in our district.”
    President......................................................................Su.Eason
    President-elect........................................................Jay.Carnes
    Treasurer............................................................... Mike.Cooper
                                                                                              Celebrating 85 years of community service
                                                                                              I
    Secretary..............................................................Elizabeth.Iles          t is truly an honor                                 shadow our city govern-     pated in most all of our
    Past.president.......................................................Darel.Beene               and a privilege to                                  mental officials.           club’s projects for the
                                                                                                   serve as president                                    Funds from the Rotary     past 55 years.
                             ELECTED DIRECTORS                                                of the Rotary Club of                                    Club of Texas City annu-       Both the Rotary Club
    2011-13                                                      2012-14                      Texas City in this very                                  ally support after-school   of Texas City and our
    Kirk.Broiles.                                                Ben.Baty                     special year in which we                                 tutoring, more than 400     high school Interact
    Dorian.Culbertson.                                      Bruce.Clawson                     celebrate 85 years of ser-                               “I Like Me” books for       Club consistently have
    Nick.Finan.                                              Don.Gartman                      vice to our community.                                   kindergartners, Kids        been recognized by the
    Jeff.High.                                          Julie.Southworth                        Almost 90 members                                      and Cops, Boy Scouts        Rotary International
                                                                                              strong, the Rotary Club                                  of America, Principal’s     President for meeting
    Executive.secretary.................................... Dawn.Tholcken                     of Texas City has a long                                 Honors Breakfast, SAT       the high standards for
                                                                                              history that dates back                                  Boot Camp, school sup-      club performance. This
                    EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS                                                                                   Susan Eason
                                                                                              to 1927. We are an                                       plies and the Angel Tree    prestigious Presiden-
    Darel.Beene,.past.president                                                                                            President,.2012-13
                                                                                              international organiza-                                  for area schools.           tial Citation recognizes
    Elizabeth.Iles,.club.secretary                                                            tion of women and men                                      The Rotary Club of        clubs for balanced club
    Mike.Cooper,.treasurer                                                                    professional and com-        nity. The Rotary Club       Texas City supports the     achievement in the areas
                                                                                              munity leaders who join      of Texas City is a spon-    Rotary International goal   of community, vocation-
                                                                                              together for fellowship      sor for the Galveston       of World Peace through      al, club, new generations
    Rotary Founding Members                                                                   while working on ser-        County Adoption Day,
                                                                                                                           recognizes outstanding
                                                                                                                                                       Service. We have spon-      and international ser-
                                                                                              vice projects that benefit                               sored three ambassado-      vice. Further, the award
    The.Rotary.Club.of.Texas.                                                                 both our local and inter-    representatives through     rial scholars as well as    winning Rotary Club of
    City.became.a.member.                                                                     national communities.        our Vocational Service      sponsored and hosted        Texas City consistently
    of.Rotary.International.on.                                                                 Through the years, the     Awards, collects food       foreign exchange stu-       has been recognized by
    Nov..23,.1927,.and.was.                                                                   Rotary Club has contin-      for the Food Bank, and      dents and Group Study       the district and by Rotary
    issued.charter.number.                                                                    ued to be a strong force     rings the bell for the      Exchange team mem-          International as a leader
    2711..The.19.charter.                                                                     for service to the Texas     Salvation Army.             bers. Supporting the End    for per person and total
    members.and.the.name.                                                                     City community and in           The Rotary Club of       Polio Now campaign and      contributions to the Ro-
    of.their.business.are:                                                                    our district.                Texas City has made         the Rotary Foundation,      tary Foundation.
                                                                                                The club has made          investing in the youth of   of which we have donat-        The Rotary Club of
    Clarence.W..Agee.—.Old.Corner.Drug.Store                                                  significant contribu-        our community a prior-      ed more than $750,000,      Texas City truly prac-
    Horace.R..Bennett.—.Liberty.Pipeline.Co.                                                  tions to the Texas City      ity. We have the longest    have been priorities for    tices the Rotary motto
    Paul.B..Caster.—.Texas.Sugar.Refining.Co.                                                 community. Some of           continuously active high    our Club.                   of “Service Above Self ”
                                                                                              these include planting       school Interact Club in       The Francis Levisee       through our outreach to
    Frank.N..Danforth.—.Frank.N..Danforth,.M.D.                                                                            our District, created the
                                                                                              the oak trees in Nessler                                 Memorial Golf Tourna-       the people in our com-
    George.E..Drewey.—.Texas.City.Cotton.Terminal                                                                          outdoor classroom at
                                                                                              Park and building the                                    ment, our annual Spa-       munity and far beyond.
    Levi.Fry.—.Texas.City.Independent.School.District                                         nearby Rotary Fitness        the former high school,     ghetti Supper and Mardi        At our noon meet-
    John.W..Halstead.—.R.B..Smith.Insurance.Agency                                            Trail and Rotary Pavil-      and have provided more      Gras on the Mainland        ings each Tuesday in the
    Pierce.D..Harlow.—.Harlow.Gammage.Co.                                                     ion. The Rotary Club, in     than $250,000 in schol-     all provide opportunities   Captain’s Room at the
                                                                                              a joint partnership with     arships to Texas City       for fellowship as well as   Nessler Center, we enjoy
    P.J..Hayes.—.Texas-Louisiana.Power.Service                                                                             High School graduates.
                                                                                              the city of Texas City,                                  funding for the many        lunch, fellowship and
    John.P..Jones.—.Lone.Star.Bakery                                                          constructed a replica of     Annually we sponsor         service projects provid-    weekly programs pre-
    Louis.Keller.—.Service.Electric.Company                                                   the original historical      high school students at     ed to our community.        sented by interesting and
    Henry.J..Mikeska.—.Texas.City.Terminal.Railway.Co.                                        Shoal Point Lighthouse       RYLA (Rotary Youth            Our Club is very          knowledgeable speakers.
    Carl.Nessler.—.Artesian.Ice.and.Cold.Storage                                              on the Texas City Sea-       Leadership Awards),         fortunate to have the          For more information
                                                                                              wall. We also have made      send students to Wash-      support of the Rotary       about the Rotary Club
    Earl.L..Noble.—.Texas.City.National.Bank                                                                               ington, D.C., for the
                                                                                              substantial contributions                                Anns, the oldest active     of Texas City or our
    Rudolph.M..Orth.—.Mainland.Company                                                        to Habitat for Humanity,     Civility in Government      Rotary Ann Club in the      projects, please contact
    E.V..(Dusty).Rhodes.—.Texas.Sugar.Refining.Co.                                            and our Veterans Day         project, and sponsor the    District. These dedicated   any of our members or
    William.P..Tarpey.—.Seabrook.Warehouse.Co.                                                program has been well        Youth in Government         ladies form an auxiliary    visit our website at www.
                                                                                              received by our commu-       program where students      group that has partici-     texascityrotary.org.
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What is Rotary?                                                    Rotary Milestones
                                                                   1905 — First Rotary club organize in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
                                                                   1908 — Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA.


R
          otary is a worldwide                                     1910 — First Rotary convention held in Chicago.
          organization of busi-
          ness, professional
                                   Service Above Self              1912 — The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes
                                                                   the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The
and community leaders that            Our motto, Service           club was formed in 1910.)
provides humanitarian ser-         Above Self, exemplifies the
                                                                   1917 — Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation,
vice, encourages high ethical      humanitarian spirit of the
                                                                   established.
standards in all vocations,        1.2 million Rotarians world-
                                   wide. Service efforts are       1932 — 4-Way Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor.
and helps build goodwill and
                                   directed toward our areas       1945 — Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San
peace in the world. About
                                   of focus:                       Francisco.
1.2 million Rotarians belong
                                      • Peace and conflict pre-    1947 — Rotary founder Paul Harris dies; first 18 Rotary Foundation
to more than 34,000 Rotary                                                                                                                   Rotary founder Paul Harris
                                   vention/resolution              scholarships granted.
clubs located more than 200
                                      • Disease prevention and
countries.                                                         1962 — First Interact club formed in Melbourne, Florida, USA.
                                   treatment
   Rotary International forms         • Water and sanitation       1965 — Rotary Foundation launches Matching Grants and Group Study Exchange programs.
a global network of business,         • Maternal and child         1978 — RI’s largest convention, with 39,834 registrants, held in Tokyo.
professional and community         health
leaders who volunteer their                                        1985 — Rotary announces PolioPlus program to immunize all the children of the world against polio.
                                      • Basic education and
time and talents to serve                                          1989 — Council on Legislation opens Rotary membership to women worldwide; Rotary clubs char-
                                   literacy
communities locally and                                            tered in Budapest, Hungary, and Warsaw, Poland, for the first time in almost 50 years.
                                      • Economic and commu-
around the world — and             nity development                1990 — Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union.
form strong, lasting friend-                                       1990-91 — Preserve Planet Earth program inspired some 2,000 Rotary-sponsored environmental
ships in the process. The                                          projects.
world’s Rotary clubs meet         polio. In addition, Rotary has   1994 — Western Hemisphere declared polio-free.
weekly and are nonpolitical,      provided an army of volun-
nonreligious, and open to all                                      1999 — Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established.
                                  teers to promote and assist at
cultures, races and creeds.       national immunization days       2000 — Western Pacific declared polio-free.
   The main objective of          in polio-endemic countries       2001 — 30,000th Rotary club chartered.
Rotary is service — in the        around the world. Rotar-         2002 — Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study.
community, in the work-           ians work to encourage both      2003 — Rotarians raise more than $118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication.
place, and throughout the         donor and polio-affected
world. Rotarians develop                                           2005 — Rotary celebrates its 100th anniversary at the centennial convention in Chicago. Clubs com-
                                  governments to commit the
community service projects                                         memorate the centennial by launching hundreds of community service projects and contributing
                                  political and financial re-
that address many of today’s                                       thousands of volunteer hours.
                                  sources needed to eradicate
most critical issues, such as     polio.                           2006 — Only four countries remain polio-endemic: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Polio
children at risk, poverty and        The Rotary Foundation         cases worldwide have dropped by 99 percent since 1985.
hunger, the environment,          of Rotary International is a     2008 — Rotary officially launches its effort to match a US $100 million challenge grant from the Bill
illiteracy and violence. They     not-for-profit corporation       & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio.
also support programs for         that promotes world under-       2009 — Rotary receives another grant of $255 million from the Gates Foundation and launches
youth, educational opportu-       standing through interna-        Rotary’s US $200 Million Challenge to match a portion of the grants and further support efforts to
nities and international ex-      tional humanitarian service      End Polio Now.
changes for students, teachers    programs and educational
and other professionals, and      and cultural exchanges. It is
vocational and career devel-      supported solely by voluntary
opment. The Rotary motto is       contributions from Rotar-        Benefits of Membership                                personal knowledge, and meet other business
                                                                                                                         leaders in their community. Club meeting times
Service Above Self.               ians and others who share          All Rotary clubs aim to serve their commu-          vary to accommodate members’ family and
   Although Rotary clubs          its vision of a better world.    nity and those in need throughout the world.          professional commitments. The Rotary Club of
develop autonomous ser-           Since 1947, the Foundation       Through club service projects, members learn          Texas City meets each Tuesday at noon at the
vice programs, all Rotarians      has awarded more than $2.9       more about local and international issues, and        Nessler Center.
worldwide are united in           billion in humanitarian and      can volunteer their time and talents where they         Members are welcome to attend meetings at
a campaign for the global         educational grants, which are
                                                                   are most needed.                                      any Rotary club — a practice that guarantees
eradication of polio. To date,    initiated and administered
                                                                     Club meetings give members the opportunity          Rotarians a warm welcome in communities
Rotary has contributed more       by local Rotary clubs and
                                                                   to build friendships, enrich their professional and   around the world.
than $1 billion to eradicate      districts.
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Rotary has a rich heritage of service in Texas City
T        he Rotary Club                        location at the Nessler                   recover after the Texas                     mal routines as quickly                        Their determination,                   Nessler Park, the Shoal
         of Texas City was                     Center.                                   City Disaster. On April                     as possible.                                 shared by the entire com-                Point Lighthouse near
         chartered as a                           One of the first pro-                  16, 1947, almost one out                      On Sunday, April 21,                       munity, assured a bright                 the Texas City Dike and
member of Rotary Inter-                        grams started by the                      of every 30 Texas City                      Orlando Blackburn,                           future for the city, which               the Lowry Fitness Trail
national on Nov. 23,1927,                      Rotary Club of Texas City                 residents died with the                     president of the Rotary                      we all enjoy today.                      in Nessler Park. Their
receiving Charter No.                          was a Student Loan Fund.                  French freighter Grand                      Club of Texas City and                         In addition to stepping                latest project was the
2711.                                          The Fund was started                      Camp, loaded with am-                       publisher of the Texas                       forward with help and                    Rotary Club of Texas
  Mr. Carl Nessler was                         in 1930 to allow deserv-                  monium nitrate fertilizer,                  City Sun, sent the follow-                   leadership in times of                   City Learning Center —
elected as the first club                      ing students from Texas                   exploded. In addition,                      ing telegram to the Ro-                      greatest need, the Rotary                an outdoor classroom
president and Raymond                          City to borrow money,                     one out of every six was                    tary District Governor:                      Club of Texas City has                   located at Texas City
Morris and J. W. Hal-                          interest-free, for their col-             injured and almost every                    “Texas City Rotary will                      worked to help the                       High School.
stead served as the first                      lege education. The Loan                  building within a mile of                   meet — same day, same                        Texas City community                        Four of our illustri-
secretaries.                                   Fund took the first step                  the port was damaged                        time, same place. Please                     through many activities                  ous past presidents have
  The first meeting place                      toward the present day                    or destroyed. Rotarian                      come.”                                       and projects since 1927.                 been selected to serve
was Sawyers Tea Room,                          Scholarship Program. In                   “Swede” Sandberg took                         The club met as usual                      Rotary’s rich history                    as District Governors
located in a two-story                         2004, Rotary gave $10,000                 charge of firefighting and                  on Tuesday, April 22,                        in Texas City includes                   for District 5910: Dee
house at Sixth Avenue                          in scholarships to Texas                  rescue efforts at the dev-                  ate cold sandwiches,                         notable contributions                    Walker (1958-1959),
North and Second Street.                       City High School seniors.                 astated Texas City Port.                    mourned the loss of                          that will be enjoyed by                  Dick Fosdick (1984-85),
Then, as now, the meet-                        The Rotary Club of Texas                    Within days, Texas                        fellow Rotarian H. J.                        generations of Texas                     Ed Mabry (1992-93) and
ings were held at noon                         City made its first con-                  City Rotarians and the                      Mikeska in the explo-                        City residents and visi-                 Emken Linton (2004-05).
Tuesday. After Hurricane                       tribution to the Rotary                   business, education and                     sion, heard an inspi-                        tors to the region. The                  The club’s first female
Alicia nearly destroyed                        Foundation on Feb. 10,                    political leaders of the                    rational message from                        Rotary Club either built                 member was Elizabeth
the Holiday Inn on Bay                         1939.                                     community recognized                        their District Governor                      or helped fund such                      Isles, inducted in March
Street in 1983, Rotarians                         Our Rotarians helped                   the need for the commu-                     and returned to the job                      Texas City fixtures as                   1988. She is currently the
settled into their present                     the community to                          nity to return to its nor-                  of rebuilding their city.                    the Rotary Pavilion in                   Club Secretary.


                                                                            .
                                                                     1946-47........................Orlando.Blackburn                        .
                                                                                                                                      1968-69.................................... J..D..Engman               .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1990-91........................... Dave.Gulledge.Jr.
    Rotary past presidents –
                                                                            .
                                                                     1947-48.............................Dee.Walker,.PDG                     .
                                                                                                                                      1969-70.......................................Joe.H..Cook              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1991-92..................................... Paul.Selman
    Texas City                                                              .
                                                                     1948-49........................................H..K..Eckert             .
                                                                                                                                      1970-71.......................................J..A..Hoover             .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1992-93............................. Charles.Herbeck
           .
    1927-28.......................................Carl.Nessler              .
                                                                     1949-50....................................... W..B..Dazey              .
                                                                                                                                      1971-72...........................................John.Hart            .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1993-94....................................Jerry.Hamon
           .
    1928-29......................................... P..B..Caster           .
                                                                     1950-51.............................W..A..Johnson.Jr.                   .
                                                                                                                                      1972-73..................................Ken.Clements.                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1994-95....................................Thomas.Byrd
           .
    1929-30................................... S..R..Halstead               .
                                                                     1951-52...............................Robert.A..Casey                   .
                                                                                                                                      1973-74............................R..J..Fosdick,.PDG                  .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1995-96..................................Tommy.Toups
           .
    1930-31...................................F..N..Danforth                .
                                                                     1952-53..................................... Joe.J..Brown               .
                                                                                                                                      1974-75........................................ R..E..Linton           .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1996-97........................................Kitty.Potter.
           .
    1931-32......................................... E..L..Noble            .
                                                                     1953-54.........................................Fred.Jones              .
                                                                                                                                      1975-76..............................Richard.McCord                    .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1997-98.......................................David.Laine
           .
    1932-33...................................... E..V..Rhodes              .
                                                                     1954-55........................................C..T..Decker             .
                                                                                                                                      1976-77......................................Frank.Green               .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1998-99.............................. Richard.DeVries
           .
    1933-34.....................................H..J..Mikeska.              .
                                                                     1955-56...........................Preston.P..Temple                     .
                                                                                                                                      1977-78.................................... Randy.Dietel               .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1999-00...............................Frances.Levisee
           .
    1934-35......................................... M..E..Agee             .
                                                                     1956-57.......................................... B..F..Babin           .
                                                                                                                                      1978-79..........................................Bill.Andoe            .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2000-01.............................Dennis.Jennings
           .
    1935-36...............................................Levi.Fry          .
                                                                     1957-58.......................... W..J..Goldsworthy                     .
                                                                                                                                      1979-80.............................................Mike.Orr           .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2001-02.......................................David.Moss
           .
    1936-37............................. Lloyd.T..Whitney                   .
                                                                     1958-59....................................H..M..Dansby                 .
                                                                                                                                      1980-81.................................Richard.A..Nye                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2002-03................................... Mike.Duckett
           .
    1937-38.......................................G..W..Beeler              .
                                                                     1959-60.......................... Wayne.Alexander                       .
                                                                                                                                      1981-82............................ Dwight.Spurlock                    .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2003-04....................................Tommy.Clark
           .
    1938-39.......................................P..J..Sweeny              .
                                                                     1960-61..................................Carl.Nessler.Jr.               .
                                                                                                                                      1982-83................................ Michael.Griffin                .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2004-05......................................Phil.Roberts
           .
    1939-40.....................................W..P..Sweeny                .
                                                                     1961-62..................................... M..L..Waugh                .
                                                                                                                                      1983-84.................................. Rick.Sherman                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2005-06..........................................Ron.Sokol
           .
    1940-41...................................... J..S..Sullivan            .
                                                                     1962-63.................................J..T..Weatherall                .
                                                                                                                                      1984-85.................................... Toby.Hamon                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2006-07..................................... Dixie.Walker
           .
    1941-42................................ H..J..Broderson                 .
                                                                     1963-64................................ Dave.Rossman                    .
                                                                                                                                      1985-86................................Ed.Mabry,.PDG                   .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2007-08................................. David.Duncan
           .
    1942-43.........................................J..W..Butler            .
                                                                     1964-65............................Charles.W..Lowry                     .
                                                                                                                                      1986-87.....................................Tom.Watson                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2008-09.......................................Lee.Skipper
           .
    1943-44........................................W..C..Steed              .
                                                                     1965-66.........................Thomas.S..Mackey                        .
                                                                                                                                      1987-88..................................Dick.McMains                  .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2009-10......................................Bob.Greeley
           .
    1944-45............................... W..H..Sandberg                   .
                                                                     1966-67...........................H..Frank.Simpson               1988-89...............................Harold.Fattig.Jr..
                                                                                                                                             .                                                    .          .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2010-11............................. Chris.Delesandri
           .
    1945-46...................................Herman.Klein                  .
                                                                     1967-68....................................R..E..Curbello               .
                                                                                                                                      1989-90...................................... Ben.Levisee              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2011-12......................................Darel.Beene
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 Historical highlights in the                                                   •.The.Gift.of.Life.Program,.providing.
                                                                             lifesaving.surgery.through.UTMB.to.
                                                                                                                            •.Annual.awarding.of.scholarships.to.
                                                                                                                         Texas.City.High.School.seniors
 Rotary Club of Texas City                                                   children.from.South.and.Central.America.       •.Participation.in.the.Rotary.Interna-
                                                                             and.Korea                                   tional.Polio.Plus.Project
   •.Chartered.November.23,.1927                                                •.International.Student.Exchange            •.Participation.in.the.Habitat.for.Hu-
   •.Sponsorship.of.a.Boy.Scout.troop                                           •.Hosting.of.Group.Study.Exchange.       manity.(1997)
   •.Sponsorship.of.an.Interact.Club.for.                                    teams                                          •.Sponsoring.Texas.City.High.School.
 high.school.students.since.1967
   •.Planting.oak.trees.around.City.Hall.in.
 Texas.City
   •.The.Rotary.Fitness.Trail.in.Nessler.Park.
 (1981)
   •.The.Rotary.Pavilion.in.Nessler.Park.
 (1986)                                          Halfmoon.Shoal.Lighthouse
   •.The.annual.Salvation.Army.Thanksgiv-
 ing.Food.Drive.and.Christmas.project




 Rotary.Fitness.Trail                            Rotary.Pavilion             Rotary.Outdoor.Learning.Center.at.Texas.City.High.School




 “I.Like.Me,”.2011

 juniors.to.attend.the.annual.Rotary.Youth.
 Leadership.Awards
   •.The.Shoal.Point.Lighthouse.(1998)       Veterans.Day.program
   •.The.Rotary.Pavilion.Enhancements.
 (2000)                                                                        •.Rotary.Centennial.Project.—.Rotary.
   •.Veterans.Day.Program                                                    Club.of.Texas.City.Learning.Center.(2005)
   •.Hunger.Plus.Program                                                       •.Youth.in.Government.with.the.city.of.
   •.“I.Like.Me”.book.program.for.Texas.                                     Texas.City
 City.ISD.kindergartners                                                       •.Civility.in.Government.Program.in.
   •.School.supplies.for.needy.students.of.                                  Washington,.D.C.,.for.TCHS.students
 Texas.City.ISD                                                                •.Texas.City.ISD.After-School.Program
   •.Leader.in.participation.in.Polio.Eradi-                                   •.Mardi.Gras.on.the.Mainland.Gala.to.
 cation.Campaign.(2002)                      Youth.in.Government             fund.service.projects.(2011)                Mardi.Gras.on.the.Mainland
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John Acree      T.J. Aulds       Shana Babbs        Ben Baty          Darel Beene       Dorena Boyd       Kirk Broiles   Harvey Cappel   Jay Carnes     Mark Chatam       Mark Ciavaglia   Bruce Clawson   Galya Clements   Kedge Cook          Mike Cooper     Dorian           Les Daughtry Jr.   Peggy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Culbertson                          Davenport




                                                                                                              RotaRy
Mark Davis      Shane Day        Chris Delesandri   Richard DeVries   James Dickinson   Randy Dietel                                                                                       Michael Dow     Bob Eason        Susan Eason         Harold Fattig   Nick Finan       Brandon            Don Gartman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fleshman




Grayson Glass   Bob Greeley      Mike Griffin       Steve Hale        Jimmy Haley       Dee Ann Haney
                                                                                                              Club of                                                                      Felix Herrera   Jeff High        Joe Hoover          Doreen Hughes   Elizabeth Iles   Genie Jennings     Scott Johnson




Dorthea Jones   Jim Kelly        Kay Koehler        Dale Laine        David Laine       Deborah Laine
                                                                                                             texas City                                                                    Ivan Langford   Donnie Lera      Emken Linton        Cynthia         Ed Mabry         David Malone       Jim Mayne



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Roney McCrary   David Moss       Juarez Nelson      Ron Plackemeier   Kitty Potter      Jeff Prouty                                                                                        Lyman Reed      Ruth Rendon      Phil Roberts        Chuck Schmitz   Paul Selman      Frank Simpson      Gabe Sims




Lee Skipper     Judy Slocumb     Ron Sokol          Julie             Trina Spells      Dwight Spurlock   Ed Staggs      J.J. Stanford   Lisa Stegman   Doug Stiernberg   Leland Surovik   Dawn Tholken    Sonny Tholken    Melissa Tortorici   Tommy Toups     Dixie Walker     Roger Whitener     R.C. Williams
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    Club activities
    and projects
                    RYLA
      The Rotary Club of Texas City
    sends at least 10 Texas City High
    School juniors to attend the
    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
    each January. RYLA emphasizes
    leadership, citizenship and per-
    sonal growth, and aims to:
      • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect
    and concern for youth
      • Provide an effective training
    experience for selected youth and
    potential leaders
      • Encourage leadership of youth      Veterans Day program                                                        Service Through Peace Poster Contest winners, 2012
    by youth
      • Recognize publicly young
    people who are rendering service
    to their communities

              Veterans Day
       Annually, the community is
    invited to attend a Veterans Day
    Event held at the Rotary Pavilion
    to recognize veterans. A local
    church choir or school group pro-
    vides singing and a guest speaker
    attends to speak to those in
    attendance about the importance
    of the event and recognizes each
    branch of the military to come         RYLA 2012                                                                   Rotary Vocation Award winners with Olympians
    up to the stage. The event also in-
    cludes the Interact students who       thiness of all useful occupations,    from TCHS students and selects        the club members about them-            who may not get them. More
    are there to hand out free bever-      and encourages each Rotarian to       10 students to receive a $1,000       selves and what their college/ca-       than $500 was donated this past
    ages and special commemorative         dignify his or her occupation as an   scholarship for helping with their    reer plans are. Club members pick       year.
    hats to those in attendance.           opportunity to serve society. This    college expenses. In addition, our    them up at school, bring them              • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
                                           year we recognized a Rotarian         Rotary Anns of Texas City also pro-   to the meeting, introduce them,         — Club members work desig-
            Vocational Awards              and a community leader for this       vided two additional scholarships.    and then return them to school.         nated times at a local store to
       During the month of October         special award.                        The students are presented these      Each Junior Rotarian receives a         ring the bell for donations for the
    our club recognizes in a meaning-                                            awards at a school banquet along      certificate and a writing pen from      Salvation Army; also the members
    ful way that Rotarians and others                    I Like Me               with other organizations and then     the club.                               have an opportunity to give at our
    in the community have made                The Rotary Club has an annual      attend the Rotary club meeting                                                club meeting when the Salvation
    major contributions through their      literacy project called“I Like Me”
                                                                            .    the next week to be presented in        Community Service Projects            Army provides the Bell/Bucket as
    vocations as a means of service to     Last year, we purchased more          front of the members with their          We participate in the Commu-         they come in to the meeting.
    society. We highlight and hold up      than 400 books for all Texas City     packets.                              nity Food Drive at a local grocery         • After-School Tutoring Proj-
    for public recognition the effort of   kindergartners that were per-                                               store done each November. Food          ect for At Risk Youth — With the
    those who make our communi-            sonalized for each student. Club               Junior Rotarians             is donated to Gleanings From            help of District Grant money and
    ties better places to live and work.   members and local intermediate           Each week during the school        The Harvest Food Bank. Club             club matching funds, the local
    Our club explains to Rotarians         students went to each elementary      year, our club recognizes local se-   members worked shifts to collect        school district and city were able
    that vocational service is the way     school and read the books to each     nior high school students through     food and in return community            to start an after-school tutoring
    Rotary fosters and supports the        student. For some students this       the Junior Rotarian program.          members were given a barbecue           program. It recently started, and
    application of the ideal of service    might be the only book they own.      These students are selected by        sandwich as a thank you.                Rotarians are going to participate
    in the pursuit of all vocations. Ro-                                         the high school based on their           • Adopt-A-Family — Club              as well by volunteering their time
    tary encourages and fosters high                 Scholarships                academic achievements, extra          members donate funds that are           to help in areas such as reading,
    ethical standards in business and        The club’s scholarship commit-      curricular and community activi-      given to the local school district to   math, handing out snacks; moni-
    professions; recognizes the wor-       tee reviews many applications         ties. They make a presentation to     provide holiday gifts to students       toring playground time, etc.
galveston county, texas                                                                        sunDay, november 25, 2012               the Daily news                       9



Rotary Anns play role in shaping clubs The Rotary Foundation:
                                                                                                                 Doing good in the world
I
     n many Rotary            the train stopped in         Houston.                   the hall. The group
     clubs throughout         Los Angeles, the only          One of the Rotaria       loved the title given to


                                                                                                                 T
     the world, wives         woman aboard was the         wrote a “Rotary Ann”       the two women named                 he Rotary Foun-
of male members are
affectionately called
                              wife of Rotarian Bru
                              Brunnler.
                                                           chant. On the trains’
                                                           arrival at the Houston
                                                                                      Ann. Immediately the
                                                                                      same term of endear-
                                                                                                                          dation is a not-
                                                                                                                          for-profit cor-
                                                                                                                                                  Texas City Rotary
“Rotary Anns” This
               .                As the train picked up     depot, a delegation        ment was used for all      poration that supports           Foundation
designation was never         additional convention-       greeted the West Coast     of the wives in atten-     the efforts of Rotary              The Texas City
one of disparagement,         bound delegates, Mrs.        Rotarians.                 dance, and the name        International to achieve         Rotary Foundation is
but rather grew out of        Ann Brunnler was               One of the greeters      “Rotary Ann” was here      world understanding              a charitable, nonprofit
an interesting historical     introduced as the Ro-        was Guy Gundaker of        to stay.                   and peace through inter-         organization that
occasion.                     tarian’s Ann. This title     Philadelphia, whose          Guy Gundaker             national humanitarian,           donates funds and
  The year was 1914           soon became “Rotary          wife also was named        became president of        educational and cultural         supports other orga-
when San Francisco            Ann.”                        Ann. During the rous-      Rotary International in    exchange programs. It            nizations and provides
Rotarians boarded a             Since the clubs of the     ing demonstration,         1923 and Bru Brunnler      is supported solely by           the source of funding
special train to attend       West were inviting the       some started the Rotary    was elected president in   voluntary contributions          for its own charitable
the Rotary convention         Rotarians to hold their      Ann chant.                 1952.                      from Rotarians and               purposes.
being held in Hous-           next convention in San         The two petite ladies,     Thus, each of the two    friends of the foundation
ton.                          Francisco, a number          Ann Brunnler and Ann       original Rotary Anns       who share its vision of a               Officers
  In those days few           of songs and stunts          Gundaker, were hoist-      became the “first lady     better world.                    President: Joe Hoover
wives attended Ro-            were organized which         ed to the men’s shoul-     of Rotary Interna-            The foundation was            Vice president: Jim
tary events, and until        would be performed in        ders and paraded about     tional.”                   created in 1917 by Rotary        Mayne
                                                                                                                 International’s sixth presi-     Secretary/Treasurer:
                                                                                                                 dent, Arch C. Klumph, as         Elizabeth Iles
  Rotary Ann Club                                                                     Dorian Culbertson
                                                                                      Laurie Daughtry
                                                                                                                 an endowment fund for
                                                                                                                 Rotary “to do good in the          Board members
  of Texas City                                                                       Peggy Davenport                   ”
                                                                                                                 world. It has grown from         Mike Griffin
    The objective of this                                                             Peggy Dietel               an initial contribution of       Philip Roberts
  organization shall be to                                                            Su Eason                   $26.50 to more than $70          Susan Eason
  bring into closer fel-                                                              Kimberly Finan             million contributed in           Jay Carnes
  lowship the families of                                                             Lacey Fleshman             2003-04 alone.
  Rotary, to engage in any                                                            Sandy Gartman                 The Great Depression          Community Advisor
  social activity which the                                                           Dorothy Greeley            and World War II both            Matt Doyle
  body may choose, and                                                                Joan Griffin               impeded significant
  to act as an auxiliary to                                                           Jane Hayley                growth for the founda-           Executive Secretary
  the Rotary Club of Texas                                                            Treesa Johnson             tion, but the need for           Dawn Tholcken
  City.                                                                                                          promoting a lasting
                                                                                      Linda Langford
    The Rotary Ann Club                                                                                          world peace generated
                               Texas City Rotary Anns Board of Directors              Carol Mayne                great post-war interest        food, education and
  of Texas City was orga-                                                             Robin Moss                                                other essential needs pri-
  nized on Nov. 2, 1950.                                                                                         in developing the foun-
                                                                                      Mary Ann Reed              dation. After Rotary           marily in the developing
  The spouse, significant     Vice president: Mary Jane    Coeleen Boothe Herrera     Paula Roberts                                             world. One of the major
  other or widow of a                                                                                            founder Paul P. Harris
                              Walker                       Lori Carnes                Elaine Schmitz             died in 1947, contribu-        humanitarian programs
  member or a Rotarian        Secretary: Sandy Gartman     Robin Moss                 Olivia Selman                                             is PolioPlus, which seeks
  of the Rotary Club of
                                                                                                                 tions began pouring into
                              Treasurer: Denise Beene                                 Tesa Skipper                                              to eradicate the polio
  Texas City is eligible
                                                                                                                 Rotary International, and
                              Parliamentarian: Paula         Membership Roster                                                                  virus worldwide.
                                                                                      Brenda Sonoras             the Paul Harris Memo-
  for membership in this      Roberts                              2012-13                                                                         The foundation pro-
                                                                                      Shannon Stanford           rial Fund was created for
  organization.                                            Glada Acree                                                                          vides funding for some
                                                                                      Sally Stiernberg           the purpose of building
    The first president of       One-Year Director         Bonnie Baty                                                                          1,200 students to study
                                                                                      Gina Surovik               the foundation.
  the Rotary Ann Club of      Trudy Broiles                Denise Beene                                                                         abroad each year. Grants
                                                                                      Dawn Tholcken                 The foundation’s
  Texas City was Emma         LaRona Toups                 Coeleen Boothe                                                                       also are awarded to uni-
                                                                                      LaRona Toups               humanitarian programs
  Jane Johnson.               Olivia Selman                Dorena Boyd                                                                          versity teachers to teach
                              Dawn Tholcken                                           Mary Jane Walker           fund international
                                                           Trudy Broiles                                         Rotary club and district       in developing countries
        Club officers                                      Lori Carnes                Kerry Whitener
                                                                                                                 projects to improve the        and for exchanges of
  President: Kerry Whit-        Two-Year Director          Donna Clawson              Eloise O’Bryant
                              Bonnie Baty                                                                        quality of life, providing     business and professional
  ener                                                     Ginger Cooper              Deanie Weatherall
                                                                                                                 health care, clean water,      people.
10      the Daily news                  sunDay, november 25, 2012                                                                    galveston county, texas



Rotary Youth Exchange is life changing                                                                                 Herb Langford Fellow


M
                                                                                                                          The Herb Langford         Darel Beene
            eeting Julia,                                      left I was able to under-    able to swim and play      Fellowship program in        Thomas C. Clark
            my exchange                                        stand most conversa-         with beluga whales.        the Rotary Club of Texas     Mike Cooper
            partner, and                                       tions and even speak           The day before her       City was established to      Garland Copelin
her family for the first                                       basic phrases.               plane left to go back to   recognize those who          Les Daughtry
time is something I will                                          As wonderful as being     Germany, we went to        make significant contri-     Peggy Davenport
never forget. They treat-                                      in Germany was, I was        a jewelry store to buy     butions to the Texas City    Peggy Dietel
ed me like their own                                           excited to come back         “sister rings.” Dur-       Rotary Foundation, and       Randy Dietel
daughter and made it                                           to the states. I missed      ing the time we lived      by so doing, to encour-      Richard DeVries
so easy for me to adjust                                       my home, being able to       together we grew ex-       age others to follow their
                                                                                                                                                    Bob Eason
even though the culture                                        drive a car everywhere       tremely close and were     examples. It began on
                                                                                                                                                    Susan Eason
was so different.                                              and even hearing coun-       always together, but we    July 1, 2001.
  While I was in Ger-                                          try music. Missing these     never once fought nor         In order for Texas City   Richard Ettredge
many, I was able to try      Sonia Hernandez                   things made me excited       were mad at each other.    Rotarians to qualify as a    Robert S. Fairey Jr.
so many new things           TCHS senior, Interact president   to come back home be-        We were both sur-          Herb Langford Fellow,        Harold Fattig Jr.
from tasting different                                         cause I knew I would be      prised by this, but the    they must also be a Paul     Raymond Guidry
foods, to experiencing       walk through places               able to share them with      fact was that we expe-     Harris Fellow and con-       Toby Hamon
a new school system,         that are ten times older          Julia when she came to       rienced a life-changing    tribute or have money        Joseph A. Hoover
and living without           than any historical               live with my family for      exchange together and      contributed in their         Mike Griffin
air conditioning. We         landmark in America               a month.                     that brought us togeth-    name of at least $1,000      Marjorie Webb LeGendre
traveled across Ger-         was unbelievable.                    While she was here,       er in the closest way      to the Texas City Rotary     Emken Linton
many visiting cities           Overcoming the                  she would always say         possible.                  Foundation.                  Meriworth Mabry
like Berlin, Koln and        language barrier was              how much she loved             We keep in touch and        Non Rotarians can         James H. Mayne II
Norderney. Germany           stressful but not impos-          our fried chicken, free      are planning a trip to     qualify by donating          David Moss
has some of the most         sible. I was lucky to             refills, and how nice ev-    see each other again af-   $1,000 or have $1,000        Ellen C. Owens
beautiful and oldest         have a family that knew           eryone was to her. Julia’s   ter we graduate. Look-     donated in their name        Patty Pogue
castles and cathedrals       English and who were              favorite part of her time    ing back I can’t believe   to the Texas City Rotary     Phil Roberts
in northern Europe;          willing to teach me               here was going to Sea        how fast the time has      Foundation.                  Charles J. Schmitz
being able to see and        German. By the time I             World where we were          passed.                                                 Paul D. Selman
                                                                                                                       Founding Benefactors
                                                                                                                                                    Dwight Spurlock
                                                                                                                       Herb Langford
                                                                                                                                                    D. Doug D. Stiernberg
                                                                                                                       Ed Mabry
                                                                                                                                                    Sally Stiernberg
 Texas City High School                  local and overseas clubs and learn
                                         the importance of
                                                                                               Officers
                                                                                   President: Sonia Hernandez
                                                                                                                       Frank Webb
                                                                                                                       Ben Baty                     Edward A. “Sonny”Thol-
 Interact Club, 2012-13                     • Developing leadership skills         Vice president: Jacob Standley      Frances Levisee              cken Jr.
                                         and personal integrity                    Treasurer: Daisy Victoria           Elizabeth Iles               Herman T. “Tommy”
   Interact is Rotary International’s       • Demonstrating helpfulness            Secretary: Shelby Gonzales                                       Toups Jr.
 service club for young people                                                                                         Kitty Potter
                                         and respect for others                    Sponsor: Dawn Tholcken              Charles T. Doyle             Melissa Tortorici
 ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are          • Understanding the value of                                                                            Dixie Walker
 sponsored by individual Rotary          individual responsibility and hard                  Meetings
 clubs, which provide support and                                                                                      Herb Langford Fellows        Dr. J. Ted Weatherall
                                         work                                      Meetings are scheduled for every    Dr. John F. Acree            Melinda Webb
 guidance, but they are self-gov-           • Advancing international un-        other Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
 erning and self-supporting.             derstanding and goodwill
   Club membership varies greatly.
 Clubs can be single gender or
                                            As one of the most significant                                             District 5910 Roll of Fame recipients
                                         and fastest-growing programs of
 mixed, large or small. They can         Rotary service, with more than                                                W. R. Randy Dietel           Dixie Walker
 draw from the student body of a         10,700 clubs in 109 countries and                                             R. Emken Linton              Elizabeth A. Iles
 single school or from two or more       geographical areas, Interact has                                              R. J. Dick Fosdick           Tommy Clark
 schools in the same community.          become a worldwide phenom-                                                    Edwin S. Mabry               Mike Griffin
   Each year, Interact clubs com-        enon. Almost 200,000 young                                                    Arnold Glass                 Ben Levisee
 plete at least two community            people are involved in Interact.                                              Preston P. Temple            Kitty Potter
 service projects, one of which             Qualifications to become a                                                 Joseph A. Hoover             David Moss
 furthers international under-           member: Must pay dues of $10                                                  J. Ted Weatherall            Richard DeVries
 standing and goodwill. Through          per year and attend at least 60                                               H. B. Langford Jr.           Chris Delesandri
 these efforts, Interactors develop      percent of the meetings or activi-                                            Ben T. Baty                  Tommy Toups
 a network of friendships with           ties.                                                                         Charles R. Herbeck
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 Paul Harris Fellows –           Mrs. Laurie Daughtry
                                 Mr. Les Daughtry, Jr. +1
                                                                Dr. Stephen C. Hale
                                                                Mr. Jerry Hamon+3
                                                                                               Dr. Sam W. Martin+1
                                                                                               Mrs. Carol Mayne
                                                                                                                                   Mr. Lawrence R. Smith
                                                                                                                                   Mr. R. Ron Sokol+1
 Texas City                      Mrs. Peggy Davenport+2         Mrs. Sallie S. Hamon           Mr. James H. Mayne+4                Mrs. Wanda Sokol
   Donors of $1,000 or more      Mrs. Kate David                Mrs. Susan Hamon               Mr. Arthur R. McLain                Ms. Donna Sparrowhawk
 to the Annual Programs Fund,    Mr. Prescott L. DeJean, Jr.    Mr. Toby W. Hamon+3            Mrs. Nell McMains                   Mr. Tomas Spath
 PolioPlus, or the Humanitar-    Mr. Chris Delesandri+1         Mr. Tomy Hamon                 Mr. Richard C. McMains              Mr. Dwight R. Spurlock+2
 ian Grants Program, or people   Mrs. Amanda DeVries            Mrs. Tish Hart                 Dr. Leonard E. Merrill              Mr. James Ed Staggs+1
 who have that amount            Mr. Chris A. DeVries           Dr. John W. Hart+1             Mrs. Sue Mistretta                  Mrs. Julia H. Staggs
 contributed in their name can   Mr. Richard DeVries+6          Mrs. Jane Hayley               Mrs. Carolyn S. Moncla+1            Ms. Stefanie Stepps
 be recognized as Paul Harris    Mr. Jacques Kristian Dietel    Mr. Jimmy A. Hayley+1          Mr. David Moss+1                    Dr. Douglas D. Stiernberg
 Fellows. Each new Paul Harris   Mrs. Peggy Dietel              Mrs. Helen Hamon Hemphill      Mrs. Robin Moss                     Mrs. Sally Stiernberg
 Fellow receives a commemo-      Mr. William R. Dietel+6        Mr. Charles R. Herbeck+2       Mr. Gene C. Nash+1                  Mr. John S. Sullivan
 rative certificate and a pin.   Mrs. Susan Dio                 Mr. Raul W. Hernandez          Mrs. Marlene Nash                   Ms. Karen Temple+1
                                 Mr. Daniel H. Disbrow+1        Mr. Ken Higginbotham           Mr. Carl Nessler, Jr. +3            Mrs. Onita Temple
 Mrs. Glada Acree
                                 Mr. Ron Dixon                  Dr. Burt W. Hink               Mrs. Melba Nessler                  Mr. Preston Temple
 Dr. John Acree+5
                                 Mr. Charles T. Doyle+1         Mrs. Ann A. Hoover             Mrs. Eloise O’Bryant                Mrs. Julie DeVries Templin
 Mrs. Kathleen M. Adams
                                 Mr. Donald R. Doyle            Mr. Doug Hoover                Mr. Julian W. O’Bryant+1            Mrs. Dawn Tholcken+1
 Mr. Henry Adrion
                                 Mr. Matthew T. Doyle           Mr. Joseph A. Hoover+2         Mr. Michael Orr                     Mr. Sonny Tholcken+2
 Mr. Joseph A. Amato
                                 Mr. Michael Duckett+1          Mrs. Laury Beth Huff           Mrs. Ellen C. Owens                 Mr. Ronny Tholcken
 Mrs. Gretchen Dietel Andrew
                                 Mrs. Micah Duckett             Mrs. Doreen Hughes             Dr. L.M. Owens, Jr.                 Mr. Elton E. Thomas
 Mr. Paul Balmert
                                 Dr. David Duncan               Mrs. Elizabeth A. Iles+2       Mr. Ronald F. Plackemeier+1         Mrs. Emma L. Thomas
 Ms. Abigayle F. Baty
 Mr. Ben Baty, Jr. /Major        Mrs. Susan Eason               Mrs. Sally Jeffcoat            Mrs. Patricia Pogue+3               Mr. Rusty Thomasson
 Mrs. Bonnie F. Baty/Major       Mr. Robert Eason               Mr. Dennis Jennings            Mrs. Catherine O. Potter/Major 3    Mrs. Melissa Tortorici+1
 Mr. Brayden P. Baty             Mr. Guy Emanis                 Mr. William A. Johnson, Jr.    Mr. Gary L. Potter/Major 3          Mr. Herman T. Toups. Jr. +3
 Mr. Byron Baty                  Mr. Richard Ettredge           Mr. Sol Katz                   Mr. John B. Quinn                   Mrs. LaRona Toups
 Ms. Kayla M. Baty               Mr. Robert H. Fairey+3         Mr. James E. Kelly+3           Mr. David Rac+2                     Mr. Shawn Trader
 Ms. Madison M. Baty             Mrs. Sandee Fairey             Mrs. Mary Lou Kelly            Mrs. Wattine Rac                    Mr. Dixie Walker
 Mr. Rick D. Baty                Mr. Harold L. Fattig, Jr. +7   Mrs. Mildred Kelly             Mr. Lyman S. Reed                   Mrs. Linda Walker
 Mr. Darel E. Beene+1            Ms. Theresa L. Fattig          Mr. William Kendrick           Ms. Julia Roach                     Mrs. Mary Jane Walker
 Mrs. Denise Beene               Mrs. Patsy Fife                Mr. Dale E. Laine, Sr.         Mrs. Paula Roberts                  Mrs. Mary Lou Walker
 Mrs. Kim Bourassa               Mrs. Barbara Fitzgerald        Mr. Dale E. Laine, Jr.         Mr. Phil Roberts                    Mr. William D. Wampler
 Mr. Steven Bourassa             Mr. Thomas G. Fitzgerald       Mr. David F. Laine+3           Mrs. Pam Robinson                   Mrs. Patricia M. Watson
 Rev. Robert B. Bowles, Jr.      Mrs. Betty Fosdick             Mrs. Deborah Laine             Mr. Lewis S. Rosen                  Mr. Thomas E. Watson+2
 Mr. Kirk Broiles                Mr. Richard Fosdick+5          Mrs. Betty Langford            Mr. David H. Rossman+3              Mrs. Wanda Watt
 Mr. Jay W. Brough               Mrs. Betty N. Fuller           Mr. Ivan Langford+3            Mr. Harriet Rossman                 Mr. Will Watt
 Mr. Jerry V. Buster             Mr. Donald G. Gartman+2        Mr. Herb B.Langford, Jr. +5    Mr. Fred Sandberg                   Mr. Malcolm L. Waugh
 Mr. James E. Butler             Mrs. Sandy Gartman             Mr. Charles “Frog” LeGendre    Mrs. Jean L. Sandberg               Dr. J. Ted Weatherall
 Mr. Joseph H. Byrd              Mrs. Martha D. Gazzier+1       Mr. D.M. Levings               Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders              Mr. Frank K. Webb/Major
 Mr. Thomas J. Byrd              Mr. J. Arnold Glass+3          Mr. Ben G. Levisee+2           Dr. Mark Sanders+2                  Mrs. June Godard Webb
 Mr. Collier A. Campbell         Mr. Grayson Glass              Mrs. Frances S. Levisee+1      Mr. Paul K. Saunders                Ms. Melinda Webb
 Mr. Harvey Cappel               Mrs. Joy F. Glass+1            Mrs. Jennifer Linton           Mr. Charles J. Schmitz+2            Mr. Edward C. Wesley
 Mr. Jay Carnes+5                Ms. Gail Godard                Mr. Emken Linton, Sr. /Major   Mrs. Cheryl Scott                   Mrs. Kerry Whitener
 Mr. Douglas Chilton             Mr. W. J. Godard               Mrs. Sherilyn Linton – Major   Dr. John L. Scott+1                 Mr. Roger Whitener
 Mrs. Derri Clark                Mr. William J. Godard          Mrs. Carole Lombard+1          Dr. Charles k. Scruggs              Mrs. Bettye Wiley
 Mr. Thomas C. Clark+1           Mrs. Dorothy Greeley           Mr. Charles W. Lowry           Mrs. Olivia E. Selman+1             Mr. Richard Wiley+1
 Mr. Bruce Clawson               Mr. Robert Greeley+1           Mr. Emmett F. Lowry            Mr. Paul D. Selman+1                Mrs. Elizabeth Willhelm
 Mrs. Ginger Cooper              Mrs. Joan Griffin              Mr. David T. Lyons             Mr. Kiran H. Shah+2                 Mr. Joseph A. Willhelm+2
 Mr. H.J. Mike Cooper+1          Mr. John Michael Griffin       Mr. Edwin S. Mabry+2           Mrs. Pratima K. Shah                Mrs. Karen Williams
 Mr. Garland Copelin             Mr. Michael M. Griffin+3       Mrs. Meriworth M. Mabry        Ms. Anna Shaheen                    Mr. R. C. Williams+2
 Mr. Michael Crossey             Rev. James T. Gross            Mrs. Catherine Mackey          Mr. Richard G. Sherman              Mrs. Lillian Tholcken Wood
 Mrs. Dorian Culbertson          Mr. Raymond F. Guidry, Jr.     Dr. Thomas S. Mackey+1         Ms. Arleene Sherwood                Mr. Jerome C. Wrobleski
 Dr. Robert E. Curbello          Mr. J. David Gulledge+3        Mr. Garland P. Mahaffey        Mr. H. Frank Simpson                Mr. Kevin Yackly
 Mrs. Cassandra Dahnke           Mrs. Mary M. Gulledge          Mr. Michael Marr               Mr. Lee Skipper                     Mr. James D. Yarbrough
 Mr. H.M. Dansby                 Dr. Labib M. Habashy           Mrs. Darlene Martin            Mr. Bill W. Smith                   Mrs. Mary F. Young
 The Rotary Club of Texas City greatly appreciates the generous support of our amazing sponsors!
Texas First Bank
Tommy and LaRona Toups
Piling Inc.
Safety Council of Texas City
Hi-Tech Truck Rigging & Equipment Co.
Robco
Stephen Hale, DDS
Philip H. Roberts, Attorney at Law
Ronald Plackemeier
Prouty Construction
Ron Carter Texas City
Raymond James Financial
Roney McCrary                                                                        TEXAS CITY
Brandon Fleshman, DDS
Bills’Wrecker Service                                                               ROTARY ANNS
Scribbles USA
Don Gartman
Michael Griffin
Elizabeth Iles
James H. Mayne II
Mark and Sharon Ciavaglia
Joseph Hoover, AIA Architects




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