A New Fire Department Monument

Posted by Scott Franklin on Aug 16, 2023
The program was provided by Bobby Gibson, Chief of the City of Plainview Fire Department.  Chief Gibson shared details about the installation of the new Fire Department monument at the recently completed Fire Station 2.
Fire Chief Bobby Gibson presents details of the new Fire Department monument, accompanied by Rusty and Andrea Ingram.
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Rotary Club Strengthens Community Ties

Rotarians selected local businesses to contact and partner with, in support of our annual service projects through corporate sponsorships.
Plainview Rotarians convened at the PISD Lunchroom on Tuesday, 25th July, for their weekly gathering. Foundation Chair Leslie Gattis presented the day's program discussing corporate sponsorship recruitment for the annual Running Water Draw Arts & Crafts Festival in October.
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Blood Drive

Posted on Jul 27, 2023
The Rotary Club of Plainview is hosting a Blood Drive at Wayland Baptist University.
When: Thursday, July 27, from 10am to 2pm. 
Where: Plainview YMCA
Who: Rotarians, Rotaractors, students of the month, student alumni, friends, family, coworkers -- help us spread the word so we can get all the slots filled
How: Register on the Vitalant Website
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Operation Serve 2022 was a BIG Success .

Our 1st service project of the 2022-2023 Rotary Year. The Rotary club of Plainview TX put together a team of a approximately 25 Rotarians and guest to participate in Operation Serve. Operation Serve is joint effort Of the First Methodist Church of Plainview and the City of Plainview, it is a community wide clean up and service outreach.  link to video  https://youtu.be/QNnT_-EPHC8 
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Operation Serve Team Rotary 2022


Team Rotary 

Join us for our 1st service project of the 2022-2023 Rotary Year, Operation Serve is a joint effort Between the First Methodist church and the City of Planview. 

Service Above Self will apply   


Thank you

Leslie Gattis


call or email me question or suggestions 

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100 YEARS of Service Above Self
Our club had presentations from U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington, Mayor Charles Starnes and District Governor Bonnie Pendelton.  We heard from past Presidents who talked about each decade and enjoyed a great evening of food, fun and celebration.  By the way, our club has the most Past District Governors, 6 so far.  Way to go Plainview 
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Perfect Attendance Award

Fancy and Adrianna, 7th graders at Estacado Middle School, were awarded the grand prize for Perfect Attendance by Rotarian Scott Franklin.  Also pictured is Keelie Ramos from Coronado Middle School with Principal Long.  All of these young ladies had perfect attendance for the ENITE SCHOOL YEAR, an amazing achievement this year, especially.  
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100th Anniversary Rotary club of Planview

You are cordially invited to attend the
Plainview Rotary Club
Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Plainview ISD Board Room
2409 Yonkers St., Plainview, Texas
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM   Meal and Program
Cost for non-members - $25.00
Deadline for reservations is May 31
Mail your check payable to Plainview Rotary Club
PO Box 964, Plainview TX 79073-0964
or register online @ plainviewrotary.org
For additional information call Deana at 806-774-5846
or email jdsageser@sptc.net
The link to register is is on the left under Upcoming events
Please join us as we celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Plainview! We will have special guest from each decade to tell you about Rotary form the 20s-30s-40s-50s and so on. It will be a night of remembering and a night to remember. You will not want to miss it. Each club member’s meal has been paid, we ask that you register yourself and your guest, an email invoice of $25 will be sent for each of your guest. May 31st is the deadline to register.. MORE Details soon!
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District Conference

Assistant Governor Leslie Gattis was recognized as "Rotarian of the Year" for Rotary District 5730. 
IPP Jay Givens received the award as Area 5 "Best Club" for
President Deana Sageser.
At District Conference our club was honored by Rotary District 5730 for the club with the "Best Club Website"
Pictured are president Deana Sageser and AG Leslie Gattis
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District Conference

Our President-Nominee Scott Franklin spoke to Rotary District 5730 Conference about the impact our COVID grant made to help
provide safety to healthcare professionals, educators and others across the nation. Scott was featured in an article in Rotary magazine.
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Past District Governors

Pictured are Past District Governors, Charles Starnes, J B Roberts and seated Michael Graves.  
Monte Monroe, the State Historian of Texas pictured in the middle.
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Save the date

Saturday, June 5, 2021 ● 5:30-9:00
Plainview ISD Board Room
 More information to follow
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Rotarian of the Quarter

Congratulations to Isauro Gutierrez for being named Rotarian of the Quarter. 
Kim Street presented him with the award Tuesday at the meeting. 
Isauro's contributions to the club were essential to keep us connected during the pandemic. 
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Cookies for Covenant

"Together We Inspire." 
To let the Covenant Hospital employees of Plainview know how they inspire us, our Rotary Club distributed Girl Scout cookies to every worker.  
We hope our purchase helps fund a year of inspiration for the young ladies of Girl Scouts in our community.
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Word for 3rds

Past President Jay Givens had a great time delivering dictionaries to the third graders of Plainview Christian Academy on Tuesday March 2nd.
Pandemic made this later than normal but everyone had fun learning how to navigate a dictionary.
Words For Thirds is one of many service projects that Plainview Rotarians participate in.
Every year the Rotarians hand out dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Plainview and the surrounding area.


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Snack Pak4Kids

Rotarians and Rotaract joined forces to make short work of filling 1,098 Snack Pak4Kids bags
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Rotarian of the Quarter

Congratulations to Ted Baker for his recognition as Rotarian of the Quarter. 
 Kim Street presented the trophy.
Ted is our organizer of the Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival.
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PPE Face shields

Rotary Club project to provide to first responders face shields provided and built on the 3d printer machine managed by Dr. Scott Franklin.
Pictiured is Rotary President Deana Sageser, Fire Dept. Captain Matt Blackburn, Lieutenant Kevin Goss, EMT Katalina Jerden, EMT Cameron Lunsford, EMT Caleb Ledbetter, EMT Bryan Alvarado
 Police Dept. is Captain Dion Guerra, and Chief Derrick Watson
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Salvation Army bell ringing

Be sure to sign up to ring the bell for the Salvation Army, December 12th. 
The donations from the Red Kettles make it possible for the Salvation Army to continue its year round efforts in helping those in need.
 Your generosity keeps the mission of the Salvation Army in Plainview going strong.  
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District Governor visit

We were honored to have District 5730 District Governor Bonnie Pendleton visit our club. Pictured are Rotarian of the Quarter Leslie Gattis,
Past President Jay Givens, President Deana Sagesar, District Governor Bonnie Pendleton and Past District Governor Steve Long.
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PolioPlus project, we are collecting mobility devices
(crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.) for David Talbot's Crutches4Africa
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Presidents' Promise 

Presidents' Promise signing. 
Past President Jay Givens, Current President Deana Sageser, President-Elect Isauro Gutierrez and President-Nominee Scott Franklin
all signed the document committing to support one another and provide continuity in leadership of Rotary Club of Plainview.
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Plainview Rotarian recognized by Rotary International

Rotarian of the Quarter for January-March 2020, Scott Franklin, has been hard at work making personal protective equipment for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Plainview was able to purchase an additional printer to significantly enhance PPE output.  Franklin and 2019-20 president Jay Givens had an opportunity to talk to Rotary International about the work Scott and others are doing during this unique time in our world.
Rotary International Article: https://www.rotary.org/en/3d-printers-rescue
Frankline delivers PPE to Covenant Hospital
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Plainview and Bethlehem Joint Meeting

The Rotary Club of Plainview hosted the Rotary Club of Bethlehem, Palestine, on a Zoom meeting, June 16.  Mazin Qumsiyeh, a professor at Bethlehem University, was the main speaker.  The club learned about issues ongoing in Palestine as well as the service work of the Bethlehem club.  Rotary connects the world through service above self.  Plainview and Bethlehem members ended the meeting with a desire to work together on future projects and have additional joint meetings.
Rotary Club of Bethlehem
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Blood Drive

The Rotary Club of Plainview is co-hosting a blood drive with Wayland Baptist University in the Brown Conference Center on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00am-2:30pm.  All appropriate social distancing and health protocols will be in place to maximize your safety while serving the community through your donation.
Please sign up today on the Vitalant website: https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=936352&zc=79072 
As a bonus for those who participate, your blood will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.  The need for blood is important right now with so many people not getting out the past two months.
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Become a Person of Action

There are People of Action right here in Plainview who are making our city, our region, and our world a better place.  The Rotary Club of Plainview is the only service club in Plainview that has consistently met during the COVID pandemic using Zoom technology.  Rotarians are People of Action.  We have connected with organizations around the world during the past two months and have supported COVID-related economic relief efforts in Plainview with donations of $5,000.
We invite you to join community leaders who seek service above self.  Together, we protect COVID medical professionals with 3D printed PPE; we cheer residents of area nursing homes with homemade Valentine's Day cards; we encourage students to active secondary school attendance through Perfect Attendance awards; and we support those whose lives have been disrupted by COVID-prevention through funding non-profit organizations.  These pictures are just a part of the life-changing work we do weekly.  You see, Rotary connects the world through service above self.  Be our guest on Zoom.  Find out how you can be a person of action in our community. 
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Rotarian of the Quarter

Rotarian and Wayland Baptist University professor Scott Franklin has been using WBU 3D printer to help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been printing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local healthcare professionals serving in our community.  The Rotary Club of Plainview recognizes his efforts to provide these much needed face masks and other pieces with the 3D printing.  He was able to present and get funding for another 3D printer for Rotaract. 
We are proud to say Scott is our Rotarian of the Quarter. 
Scott has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2013 and has served on several committees and is the President Nominee for this coming July. 
        Thank you for all you do Scott. 
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Helping Locally

 This month, the club voted to donate $2,000 from its special projects fund to the Plainview Disaster Relief Fund and to reallocate $1,000 intended for end of year perfect attendance awards at PISD to help feed school-age children ($500 to PISD) and soon to be born children ($500 to Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center).  In addition, one of our caterers (Weekends BBQ) reported they were doing well during the crisis and asked that we forward his gift to support PISD's food delivery.
Plainview Area Disaster Relief Fund -- Leigh Bradley, Executive Director, Plainview Area United Way, and Jay Givens, President, Rotary Club of Plainview
PISD -- back row--Marcus Guerror, Southwest Foodservice Excellence chef; Antonio Berumen, Southwest Foodservice Excellence General Manager;
Rick Garcia, Chief Operations Officer, PISD;
Kelly Kothmann, Southwest Foodservice Excellence Assistant General Manager front row--Sylvia De La Garza, Board President, PISD, and Jay Givens, President, Rotary Club of Plainview
Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center -- SuNell Pyeatt, Executive Director, Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center, and Jay Givens, President, Rotary Club of Plainview
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Rosaya Afzal Heads Home

Posted on Apr 20, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic disruptions, Rotary International strongly recommended all Rotary Youth Exchanges terminate as early as was safe for students to return to their homes.  Today, Rosaya Afzal left the Lubbock airport at 7am to start her return to Germany.
Here is a photo of her host family, Ted and Lyn Baker, president Jay Givens, RYE student Palak Wadhwa, and Rosaya at the airport as she prepared to go through security this morning.  District Youth Exchange Officer William Morris and Rotarian SarahLee Morris joined them in seeing Rosaya off.  Club RYE Counselor Coralyn Dillard has done a wonderful job with this students for a decade but wasn't able to be at the send-off due to an out of town funeral.
Saturday at 2pm, several Rotarians and other youth and adults in the community drove by her host family's home to say farewell.  The video is a sample of the goodbye she received.
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RYE Students

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have to say goodbye to our exchange students sooner than anticipated. Please keep Palak and Rosaya in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward with this directive.  Rosaya will be heading home to Germany today (Sunday) and Palak will be with us until India opens their boarders.  The girls are scheduled as our speakers for their final presentations.  Palak will present next week and Rosaya the week following.  Please tune in and join us, via Zoom, to show our love and support for these amazing young ladies
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RYE students Palak and Rosaya are now social media influencers.  They emphasized 19 businesses in Plainview and the importance of social distancing safety by visiting 19 Plainview cows to make sure they were wearing masks.  View COWVID-19 photos on our Facebook page.
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Service Above Self

Rotarian and WBU professor Scott Franklin found a way to use WBU 3D print lab to produce personal protective equipment. 
On April 3rd he delivered 30 face shields to the ER here in Plainview.  That's service above self.   
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People in Action

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Plainview, President Jay Givens presented checks for $1000.00 each to Faith in Sharing House and Salvation Army to help community members impacted by the COVID19 economic downturn, secure needed food, staples and rent assistance.  
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PETS 2020

A great weekend 2020 President Elect Training, Lone Star PETS
President Elect Deana Sagaser, our very own District Governor Steve and Sandy Long
 District Trainer & Assistant Governor Leslie Gattis and President Nominee Isauro Gutierrez
Rotary International President Elect Holger Knaak from Germany (PETS)
RI President Elect Holgar Knaak crashing the Assistant Governor training (PETS)
District 5730 working hard to get President Elects and Nominees ready for opportunities to serve in their clubs (PETS)
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Edgemere students

Special blessing at Rotary Tuesday. 
Students from Edgemere Elementary sent thank you notes for the dictionaries they received
through our Words for Thirds service project. 
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Valentines Day

Prairie House and Plainview Healthcare both received Valentine Cards that Plainview Rotarians made.
The cards will be given to their residents tomorrow on Valentines Day.  Pictured are Activity Director Mary Soto and Assistant Sonja Newton 
both with Prairie House 
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Valentine Cards

Rotarians making Valentine cards for residents of the Prairie House and Plainview Healthcare.  
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World Polio Day 2019

World Polio Day 2019, Mayor Wendell Dunlap proclaimed October 22nd as World Polio Day in Plainview.  
Club Foundation Chair Leslie Gattis, President Jay Givens, District 5730 PolioPlus Chair Charles Starnes and Rotarian Susie Starnes are pictured. 
We collected over $1700.00 for PolioPlus at the Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival.
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Words for Thirds

Rotarians and students labeling dictionaries
to distribute to all the THIRD GRADERS in Hale County.
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Calls from Claus

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Calls from Claus

Would your child like to receive a call from Santa?
Tuesday, December 17, 6-9 pm, Rotarians will call your child as Santa to make their holiday season jolly!
$5/family (same phone line)
Sign up today using the "Calls from Claus" form in the Download forms section.  Email the completed form and we'll bill you.  All proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation.
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Rosaya Afzal RYE student

Rosaya Afzal, our Rotary Exchange student from Germany, told our Club about her home in Germany, its cities and people. 
President Jay Givens presented her with a Rotary 4-way test coin and a certificate of donation to PolioPlus. 
That one donation will fund 75 immunizations against polio. 
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Palak Wadhwa RYE student

Our Rotary Exchange student Palak told us about her home in India, its cities, religions and languages, the people and customs. 
President Jay Givens presented her with a Rotary 4-way test coin and a certificate of donation to PolioPlus.  That one donation will fund 75 immunizations against polio. 
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Hale on Wheels

Rotary rest stop for Hale on Wheels Cycling Event. 
Participants ride bikes 45, 63 and 100 miles in this race and come from all over. 
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District Governor Steve Long 

District Governor Steve Long visiting his home club and Foundation Chair Brandon Ahrens giving Steve his Paul Harris pin.
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Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Our Rotary Youth Exchange students   
Rosaya Afzal from Germany and Palak Wadhwa from India.
We're so excited to have them with us.
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RYE students in Washington and Pennsylvania 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

RWD a big success (again)

Posted on Oct 23, 2018
Another Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival is in the books.  Thanks to all who helped make it a success.  Ted Baker captured some highlights including our rapid set up and tear down.  Rotarians, join us next year as a volunteer.  All others, please join us as a vendor or attendee.
RWD a big success (again) Jay Givens 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Lesson on France

Posted on Sep 11, 2018
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Clémence Lombard, our Rotary Youth Exchange student, spoke today about France, her family and friends, and her experiences so far in Texas.  We are so happy to sponsor you this year.  Be the inspiration through service above self.
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Lesson on Germany

Posted on Sep 04, 2018
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Lisa Buch, our Rotary Youth Exchange student, spoke today about Germany, her family and friends, and her experiences so far in Texas.  We are so happy to be your sponsor this year.  Be the inspiration through service above self.
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Serving our children

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
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Rotarians gathered at lunch to prepare dictionaries for distribution to third graders throughout Hale County and adjoining communities.  If you are the parent of a third grader, they will be receiving a dictionary soon as part of our Words for Thirds campaign.  Rotarians inspire through service above self.
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Second New Exchange Student Arrives

Posted on Aug 06, 2018
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It was another late night Monday evening for some of our Rotarians, their families, and RYE host families.  The second of our two exchange students for 2018-19 arrived at 11:40 PM from France, after a long day of travel.  Clémence was happy to see everyone when she arrived.  More pictures on the Facebook page.  Thanks, Coralyn Dillard, for being our youth exchange counselor.  Welcome, Clémence!
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Serving our educators

Posted on Jul 26, 2018
In 15 minutes, Rotarians made over 800 goody bags to welcome back teachers, administrators, and staff throughout the Plainview Independent School District and to Plainview Christian Academy.  Rotarians are People of Action!
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First New Exchange Student Arrives

Posted on Jul 22, 2018
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It was a late night Sunday evening for many a Rotarian, their families, and RYE host family members.  The first of our two new exchange students arrived at 11:19 PM from Germany, after 22 hours of travel.  Lisa was all smiles despite the very long day!  More pictures on the Facebook page.  Thanks, Coralyn Dillard, for being a youth exchange counselor.  Welcome, Lisa!
Lisa, our new German exchange student, surrounded by Rotarians and host family members at airportRYE student Lisa and her Counselor, Coralyn Dillard
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Installation Day

Posted on Jul 09, 2018
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NKim Street pinningew President V.O. Ortega pinned "new" Immediate Past President Kim Street to start the new 2018-19 Rotary Year.
President Ortega was pinned by District Governor-Elect Steve Long and other new officers and directors were pinned during the opening ceremony.
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RYLA 2018 update

District Governor Charles Starnes spoke to Camp RYLA students about Rotary Youth Exchange.  Fer and Maud, our own Plainview Rotex and exchange student, did an awesome job rescuing him.  laugh 
Proud to be the home club of the District Governor!
Charles Starnes with RYE students
Fer speaking to RYLA studentsMaud speaking to RYLA students
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Meals On Wheels 

Don’t forget to sign up for Meals on Wheels . This is one of our easiest service projects and probably one of the most needed in our community. We have been doing this for many years and our community depends on us to do it. Service above Self, People Making the Difference, Be the Inspiration! And just in case you missed todays meeting 
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Camp RYLA Nominations

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The Plainview Rotary Club is currently taking nominations of High School Juniors to attend Camp RYLA.  RYLA is a leadership camp that seeks to prepare the next generation of community leaders.
Camp RYLA 2018 information
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Miss Wayland

Posted by Charles Starnes
Miss Wayland 2018, Ellen Hedlund, tells Rotary about how she got to Plainview from a small town in California. After a nation-wide search, Wayland won out over Baylor and TCU and all others. We are lucky she chose Wayland because we have been blessed by her presence.
Coralyn Dillard introduced Ellen who was joined by Nicole Adams, Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities at Wayland (and former Miss Wayland 2014).
Ellen displays the Rotary 4-Way Test coin that President Nominee Jay Givens gave her. Also a contribution to the Plainview Area United Way will be give in Ellen's honor.
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District 5730 Polio Update Jay Givens 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

Fifth Tuesday Service Project

Posted on Jan 30, 2018
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Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center
1209 Quincy St
5pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Join us for pizza, fellowship, as we help a local organization help our community.
We are Rotarians, Making a Difference through Service Above Self!
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Brags rise money for Rotary foundation

Rotary Brags! Scott Franklin brags on the Flying Queens who are the winningest women's college basketball team in the wirld. They go for win 1,600 on Thursday. Dianne DeVos brags on Happy State Bank's Business After Hours on December 5. Regan Book Manning bragged on the French meal Maud cooked for Thanksgiving. Cynthia Gregory bragged on her new pet dog. Dave Sandahl bragged on the Plainview High Navy JROTC's 3rd place finish at a multi-unit competition in Wichita Falls.
All money "paid" for Brags goes to the Clubs efforts to support the Rotary International Foundation.   Thank You Charles Starnes for documenting the days activity. 
Brags rise money for Rotary foundation Leslie Gattis 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Distribution 2017

Posted by Leslie Gattis on Nov 20, 2017
I cant tell who is having more fun, The Rotarians or the Kids???? Dictionary distribution kicked off at a couple campuses this morning and will continue through November and December. Sign ups will be coming out as each campus decided when they want the dictionaries to be delivered...
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Amazon Smile (0.5% donation to Rotary Foundation)

Posted by Jay Givens on Nov 14, 2017
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During the Rotary Foundation presentation today, Jay Givens mentioned that Amazon will contribute 0.5% of eligible purchases to your choice of charities through http://smile.amazon.com.  You must use that link to have the contribution made (not the normal www.amazon.com).  
When searching for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in the charity list, search using "Rotary Foundation Evanston" You can also use the District 5730 charity "Rotary District 5730 Charitable Foundation Inc."
Amazon Smile (0.5% donation to Rotary Foundation) Jay Givens 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
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Camp RYLA 2017 Nominations (and Counselors) Needed

Posted on Mar 08, 2017
Please send nominations for students finishing their junior year of high school to Jay Givens (jgivens@wbu.edu) as soon as possible.  A nomination should include the student's name, phone contact, and a short description of their community involvement and leadership participation.  These nominations will be reviewed by the Public Relations Committee.
The deadline for our club to submit applications is April 3.
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March 7 Club Assembly

Posted by Jay Givens on Mar 07, 2017
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Ted Baker assumed duties as Club President today and moderated a Club Assembly.  Ted announced the board decision to host an exchange student next year and reminded members to nominate juniors for Camp RYLA June 5-9.  Anyone interested in being a host family for 2017-18 may contact Coralyn Dillard and nominations for Camp RYLA should be sent to Jay Givens.  Jay introduced the March Student of the Month, Layne Mustian, to the club and Coralyn introduced Rotary Youth Exchange student, Fer Dilli Nano, and gave an update on her activities.
Ted also shared his vision for some upcoming changes to board structure, adding Youth Committee and RWD Committee and possibly moving chair responsibilities away from board members in order to establish stronger consistency of the committees.  Kim Street shared reflections on PETS and emphasized the strength of our club as so many of our members were leaders for this event at the district level.  
Charles Starnes gave a short statement about the importance of the Rotary Foundations and V.O. Ortega drew names for "early bird prizes" for those who had donated to the foundation raffle.  V.O. also honored Ted Baker for achieving another level of giving to the foundation with a Paul Harris Fellow +4.  Janice Payne recognized member anniversaries: Kenneth Hooper, Coralyn Dillard, and Karen Earhart and inducted a new member, Dave Sandahl, to the club.
Membership chair Janice Payne presented membership anniversary pins to Kenneth Hooper (20 years), Coralyn Dillard (13 years), and Karen Earhart (4 years).
Club President Ted Baker pins the Rotary wheel pin on new member LCDR Dave Sandahl while membership chair Janice Payne introduces him to the club.                           
Rotary members participating in the Club Assembly.  The near table includes Brazilian exchange student, Fer Dilli Nano (front left), March student of the month, Layne Mustian (back left), and two former students of the month.
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Feb 28th Program

Glenn Shur was our program today.. A local farmer/producer that grows a specialty crop used in breakfast cereal to boost the antioxidant levels.. Try Grain berry cereals next time your browsing the cereal isle in United.
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Rotary club of Plainview "Packs Snacks 4 Kids" Leslie Gattis 2017-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
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Big News 

Rotary District 5730 Nominations Committee met January 18, 2017, and selected Steve Long of the Rotary Club of Plainview to become our District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND), to serve as District Governor during the Rotary Year 2019-20.  
Please help me congratulate Steve, I know he will make us proud.
2nd. Congratulations on sponsoring the Interact Club of Plainview!  It is official the paperwork is done! Thanks to Melody Brown and her helpers for making this dream a reality. Now it is up to us to support and nurture them and make there Rotary careers bloom.
3rd This Tuesday is a FIRESIDE CHAT social.. Come to 601 Houston 5.30ish (activity center at First United Methodist)   . Bring a prospect.. New members get to ask questions,, Seasoned members get to share.. Food is involved.. Everybody gets to eat!  What is Rotary? What can I do?  Interact club is welcome..  Fun for sure! See ya there.   
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Tuesday January 24th

January 24th we will bypass our noon meeting at the country club for Information social 5.30-7.00 come and go. We will be the activity center at First United Methodists Church.  The activity center is on Houston Street across from the main building.  We will have a few of our member’s talk about their Rotary career and what draws them to Rotary. This will a great time for new members to come with questions about Rotary and a GREAT time for you to bring a prospect for an informal introduction to Rotary. We will have some snacks and awesome fellowship. For more information please contact  Leslie Gattis or Janice Payne.
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Club Assembly

Posted on Dec 05, 2016
The Plainview Rotary Club had its quarterly assembly on Tuesday, December 6, at the Plainview Civic Center. Several members were recognized for service anniversaries including Kim Morton, Isauro Gutierrez, and  Coach Danny Wrenn who has completed three years in the club. 
Membership chair Janice Payne inducted new member Mike Craig, transportation engineering, who was sponsored by Ted Baker. Janice also read the names of two prospective members who will be inducted at the first meeting in January. 
President Elect Kim Street read some bylaw changes and announced the slate of officers for next year. Votes will be taken in January.
Service project chair Scott Franklin described the numerous projects that club members have completed in the past few months including the "Words for Thirds" delivery of 698 dictionaries to third graders in Hale County, Thanksgiving meal for the Women's crisis Center. 
High school senior Melody Brown was recognized for her work to start an Interact Club at her school. Five Rotarians have signed up to mentor the new club. Melody is a past student of the month and attended Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp last summer.
President  T. Leslie Gattis gave brief Foundation updated and noted that from the Foundation social  held in late October $864 was raised which equals 5760 polio vaccinations.

The meeting was concluded by the Four Way Test led by Ross Owen.
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Thanksgiving  Service project

The Rotary Club of Plainview held a mini service project 11-22-16 .  . The club provided and served a Thanksgiving dinner to some clients of the Women's Crisis Center. Pictured Rotarians are Janice Payne (coordinator of event) Hari Kotaiya, Eddie Ashburn (provided piano entertainment) Deana Sageser( hosted), Maria 'Fer'nanda Dilli Nano(exchange student from Brazil) Gina Doyal (guest volunteer), President T. Leslie Gattis and Rotarian Kenneth Hooper.
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Words for Thirds 2016-2017 Is In the Books!

Posted by T. Leslie Gattis on Nov 17, 2016
What a great time it is when you get to give a third grader a dictionary AND teach them how to use it.. That is just what many members of the Rotary club of Plainview did this week. In fact every third grader in Hale County will receive  one  from the club. Approximately  600 dictionaries in all.  Rotarians were able to tell the kids about Rotary, what we do and why we do it. In fact I asked the kids at two different campuses if they have ever heard of POLIO... I am happy to report NONE of them had ever heard of the dreadful disease . We shared the Four Way Test with them and asked them to apply it to there lives.  Success of the project= 600+ lives affected !!!
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World Polio Day Rotary Club of Plainview Style

The Rotary club of Plainview met for an evening social and mini fundraiser for the Rotary foundations World Polio Day. Pepa Pig ( the queen of the Polio pigs) was in attendance and she collected $168 ( or 1120 vaccination ) from those that attended.  As a side note and extra surprise, Rotarian Vernah Ramsower- Sprous a New York Life Agent explained to her fellow agents what Rotary was doing to eradicate polio and they donated another $120..( or 800 vaccinations) Thank you Vernah and the West Texas new York Life agents. Together $288 or 1920 vaccination were raised.. BUT if ad the Bill Gates factor (currently matching Rotarian dollars 2 for 1) makes the grand total $864 or 5760 vaccinations.  Afterward several Rotarians attended the Plainview City council meeting where Mayor Wendell Dunlap read and presented the club with a proclamation declaering it World Polio day .
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Social -- 07/26/2016

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

July Rotary Social

Rotarians, family, and friends gathered at the Rotary Building, 3400 W 4th St, at 5:30pm for fun, fellowship, and food (hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and other fixings).  Special thank you goes out to Leslie Gattis, Kenneth Hooper, and Brandon Ahrens (our cooks) and others who helped this event go well!
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Club Meeting - 7/19/2016

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
Today's speaker was Dr. Bobby Hall, President of Wayland Baptist University as of July 1, 2016.  Dr. Hall is a native of Plainview, an alum of Plainview High School and the first Wayland alum to serve in the office of president.  Dr. Hall spoke on the need for Wayland and the Plainview community to develop deeper and closer ties so that both can move forward successfully into the future.  During his presentation, he named a number of ways the university is already involved in the Plainview community, including children's music programs, student mentoring programs, and a new business internship program.
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Perfect Attendance Awards - 5th Six Weeks

The winners of the Perfect Attendance awards for the fifth six-week grading period at Plainview High School were Liberty Crawford, 10th grade and Alec Tambunga, 11thgrade. Another award winner not pictured is Armando Reyes, 12th grade. Rotarians presenting the awards were Danny Wrenn and Dr. Tim Marrow.
Estacado Junior High winners of the Rotary perfect attendance were Trisha Alcorn and Nathan Rodriguez.  Rotarians Eloisa Hernandez and Beverly Wall were on hand for the presentation.  
Rotarians Stan DeMerritt and Kim Street present perfect attendance awards to Pamela Martinez and Diego Reyes.  Principal Andrew Hannon congratulated the students and praised them for this accomplishment.
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Club Meeting 5/3/2016

Donna Austin of Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview gave an excellent program to the Plainview Rotary Club on the challenges of pet ownership.  Paws has limited resources to take care of the over 2,300 dogs brought in to Animal Control in Plainview each year. Some owners, 298 last year, reclaim their lost pets, and 266 were adopted. That means that over 1,700 dogs were euthanized. Donna says that funds are available to spay and neuter their dogs.  Paws is open Monday - Friday from 4-6 p.m. Call 292-8440 for information.  Find them on Facebook at "Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview".
Paws board members Donna Austin and Karen Hawkins visit with Rotarians Susie Starnes and Susan Blackerby about pet adoption.
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Perfect Attendance Awards March 2016

The Plainview Rotary Club honored two Coronado Junior High School students for their perfect attendance. Shown are (l to r) Rotarian Lydia Castillo, Desyi Torres, Danny Guitierrez, Rotarians Janice Payne and Beverly Wall.  The two winners received an iPod.
The Plainview Rotary Club honored two Estacado Junior High School students for their perfect attendance. Shown are (l to r) Rotarian Ross Owens, Nathan Rodriguez, Tricia Alarcon, and Rotarian Tim Marrow.  The two winners received an iPod.
The Plainview Rotary Club honored three  Plainview High School students for their perfect attendance. Shown are (l to r) Rotarian Susie Starnes, Jayden  Brush, Laura Montoya, Rotarian Charles Starnes, Macie Mayberry, and Rotarian Danny Wrenn. The three  winners each received an iPod. They were selected randomly from the over 90 PHS students who had perfect attendance over the last six weeks. The Rotary Club is glad to provide this incentive to all of the junior and senior high students in Plainview ISD.
The Plainview Rotary Club honored an Ash High School students for her perfect attendance. Shown are (l to r) Principal Rodney Wallace, Lisa Lopez, and Rotarians Lydia Castillo and Karen Earhart.
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Club Meeting 3/29/2016

Mike Fox, Executive  Director  of the Plainview Hale County Economic Development Corporation,  gave the Plainview Rotary Club an update on Plainview's economic standing three years after the Cargill  closure. His optimistic report was well received. He is pictured here with Rotary Club vice president Kim Street. 
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Read Across America - Put Your Nose in a Good Book

Rotarians George Valentine  and Chuck Starnes deliver about 600 books and red noses to Thunderbird Elementary School in Plainview for "Read Across America Day 2016." The Plainview Rotary  Club  joined with the Hale County Literacy  Council  to encourage our elementary  students to enjoy the gift of reading. Funded by gifts from Walmart, the Plainview  Rotary  Club, and the Plainview  Area Endowment, the project delivered 3,100 grade-appropriate books to all of the pre-K through 5th graders in Plainview  Independent  School District  and Plainview  Christian  Academy.
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Club Meeting 3/1/2016

Rotarian Susan Blackerby visits with Kelly Davila, Director of Regional Services for the South Plains Association of Government (SPAG) following her excellent program to the Plainview Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. SPAG covers the 15-county South Plains region and provides services to city governments including 9-1-1 emergency communication, state and federal grant management, and economic development support.
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Rotary President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)

Plainview Rotary Club members Lydia Castillo, Charles Starnes, Kim Street and Steve Long were excellently trained by District Governor Elect Susan Brints (center right) at Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar held at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel February 25-28. With the PETS training they can serve their town and the world with outstanding programs and projects throughout the upcoming Rotary year. Lydia is the incoming president for the 75-member Plainview Rotary Club,  Charles will be District Governor following Susan, Kim will follow Lydia as president, and Steve serves as District trainer. 
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Club Meeting 2/23/2016

New Rotarians Sue Brightbill  and Susan Blackerby told the Rotary Club about their careers and why they joined Rotary. Sue, classified as Investment Administration, was brought into Rotaryby her father,  the late Elton Wilson. Sue, classified as Community Leadership, saw Rotary as a way to enhance her lifelong service to her hometown. Vice President Kim Street shared with them how Plainview Rotary Club can help them in their quest for "Service Above Self."
Coralyn Dillard, our Rotary Youth Exchange Counselor, and Rotary Youth Exchange Student Kako Sugae  share as smile at the club's  meeting Tuesday.
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Club Meeting 2/16/2016

Rotarian Beverly Wall thanks Charles Garrett of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service for his excellent program at Tuesday's meeting of the Plainview Rotary Club. Charles, a graduate of Texas A&M, has been in Plainview since 2014 and has found the conservation challenges of the South Plains different from those in the NRCS office in Tyler where he first joined the Service.
The NRCS was created as the U.S. Soil Conservation Service during the dustbowl days of the Franklin Roosevelt administration. NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land. Incentives are available to put wetlands, agricultural land, grasslands and forests under long-term easements.
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District Grant Project - Read Across America

Posted by Charles Sta on Feb 14, 2016
Don't clown around. Put your nose in a good book!  
The Hale County Literacy Council enlisted help from the Hale County Junior Literacy Council (JLC) and the Plainview Rotary Club to label and bag 3,100 books and red noses for the March 2 Read Across America project. HCLC  and its  volunteers will give an age-appropriate book to every pre-K  through 5th grade student in PISD and PCA. 
The $10,000 project was supported by several organizations. Major donors include the Plainview Area Endowment ($2,500), Wal-Mart ($2,500), and the Plainview Rotary Club ($2,700). Pictured front (l to r) Pennington Moore, JLC  President, Tiffany Gattis, Lydia Castillo, HCLC  Director, and Corky Terrell, Plainview Area Endowment; back (l to r) Roy Kiser, Plainview Area Endowment, Charles Starnes,  Rotary, Parker Adamson, JLC  Vice President, Ted Baker, Wal-Mart, and Stan DeMerritt, Rotary Club President.
JLC  members Emily Browning and Mary Hooton show their innovative skills as they work at labeling some of the 3,100 books to be distributed on March 2. 
Thunderbird 5th grade teacher Kathryn Johnson and Rotarian Susie Starnes sort the pre-K  and kindergarten books. 
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Kim Morton 1-26-16

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This is it!  MatchSaverz

New Rotarian Kim Morton told the club about how she came to Plainview from Arizona. She told us about her company, Cactus Jumpers LLC and her product MatchSaverz. For information check out www.matchsaverz.com. 
We welcome her to the club and foresee great contributions of service from her.   Charles Starnes
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Club Meeting 1/19/2016 - The Y and Nutrition

Ashley Mayberry gave is an update on the YMCA. There are many exciting programs available to help us "Move something every day." She also taught us how to read food labels and determine a healthier mix of food for our diet. Ahsley advised us to eat fruits and vegetables instead of carbohydrates. She said,  "If it's green it's better,"  but Leslie Gattis opined that green and good does not apply to cheese or old slices of luncheon meat. Everyone left the meeting feeling better.
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Club Meeting 1/12/2016 - State of the County

New Rotarian Sue Brightbill was inducted into membership by her father Elton Wilson. President Stan DeMerritt, Vice President  Kim Street, and membership chair Eloise Hernandez officiated.
The Plainview Rotary Club enjoyed a "State of the County" presentation from Judge Bill Coleman.  Hale County has low taxes,  no debt,  and great opportunities for new  business. Excellent cooperation on all fronts will keep our future bright according to the judge. 
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Meeting Location Change - January 5, 2016

Posted by Stan De Merritt on Jan 04, 2016
The club meeting for Tuesday, January 5 will be held at the West Texas Woodfire Grill due to property issues at the Plainview Civic Center.
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Perfect Attendance Awards December 2015

Winners of the Perfect Attendance Award from Coronado Middle School were Danna Sanches Casellas and Gavin Espinosa.  The iPods were presented by Rotarian Leslie Gattis and Principal Andrew Hannon. 
The winner of the Perfect Attendance Award from Ash High School was Dina Castro.  The presentation  of an iPod was made by Rotarians Deana Sageser and Susan Blackerby, along with Principal Rodney Wallace.
Estacado Middle School winners of the Perfect Attendance Awards are Marc Sepeda and Laura Summers.  Principal Ritchie Thorton and Rotarian Jay Givens presented the iPods.
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Club Meeting 12/9/2015

Plainview Rotary welcomed Dr. Jessica Charest, the new OB-GYN at Plainview’s Covenant Hospital. Joining her on the platform are (L to R) Vice President Kim Street, President-Elect Lydia Castillo, and Program Coordinator Regan Manning. Dr. Charest informed the male Rotarians of the importance of a good OB-GYN in their lives while giving an excellent status of obstetrics and gynecology in America. She reported that there are about 50 deliveries each month in Plainview, and that the number of Caesarian deliveries is increasing.

Major David Hodge from Plainview’s Salvation Army Corps placed the Red Kettle on the table to thank Rotarians for their excellent efforts last Saturday ringing the bells at four locations in Plainview. Kudos go to Jay Givens for arranging the schedule for the 40 hours of volunteer work.

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Club Meeting 12/1/2015 - Joint Meeting with Lions

The Plainview Lion's Club hosted the annual joint meeting with the Plainview Rotary Club on Wednesday,  December 2. Rotarians  Susan Blackerby and Leslie Schmidt enjoyed the performance of the Plainview Chamber Singers directed by Deborah Buford.

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Club Meeting 11/24/2015

The club enjoyed an informative program from Paul Henderson from South Plains College. Paul described the exciting training opportunities at SPC in the wind energy field. Of interest was the challenging GED program in our state. Paul said that the new three-exam format for the GED was difficult to pass. Paul stands with President Stan DeMerritt and President-elect Lydia Castillo with a book he donated to reading programs for the Hale County Literacy Council.

The  Plainview Rotary Club welcomed new member Susie Starnes. President Stan DeMerritt, Vice President Kim Street, and Membership Chair Eloisa Hernandez led the induction ceremony while sponsor Charles Starnes (and Susie's husband) pinned on the Rotary Wheel. Susie brings a wealth of volunteer service to the club.

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Club Meeting 11/17/2015 - WBU Health Professions Missions

Posted on Nov 22, 2015

Dr. Scott Franklin (seated) introduced  Dr. Adam Reinhart who gave a report to the Plainview Rotary Club on the recent medical mission trip to Honduras. Dr. Rinehart, professor of biology, took several Wayland students and graduates and other volunteers to refugee villages north east of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. 

The group evaluated existing clinics and provided health screening and education to villagers. Anti-parasite treatment was also provided. 

The Wayland medical mission to Honduras will be in 2017. 

The Plainview Rotary Club sports other projects in Honduras through Hunger Plus, a service project headed by PDG  JB Roberts.


Vernah Sprous receives her Rotary pin from sponsor Charles Starnes. Vernah joins the Plainview Rotary Club with the classification Life Insurance and Annuities. Membership Chair Eloisa Hernandez led the ceremony and President Stan DeMerritt gave Vernah her new badge and membership packet. 


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Club Meeting 11/10/2015 - Wayland's Flying Queens Basketball

Posted by Charles Starnes on Nov 09, 2015
Flying Queens coach Alesha Robertson-Ellis gave us the prognosis of an excellent season for Wayland's women's basketball team. 
Also, Rotarian Billy Ray Garcia reminded us that today is the 240th  birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Oooooah!
Elton Wilson was honored for his 46 years of membership in the Plainview Rotary  Club with an honorary membership. Elton's family joins President Stan DeMerritt  for the presentation. 
New member: Kim Martin was inducted as a new member of the Plainview Rotary  Club. Sponsored by Ted Baker, and inducted by Membership Chair Eloise  Hernandez, Kim fills the classification of "manufacturing." 
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Club Meeting 10/27/2015 - Ports to Plains

Posted by Charles Starnes on Oct 27, 2015
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Rotarian Red Baker (right) invited Ports-to-Plains board president John Bertsch and Executive Director Duffy Hinkle to tell us about the history, progress, and plans for the Ports-to-Plains transportation  corridor. Duffy gave us an excellent report about the benefits and challenges regarding this important initiative.
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City of Plainview World Polio Day Proclamation

Posted by Charles Starnes on Oct 27, 2015
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Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap (center) issued a proclamation at the October 27, 2015 meeting of the Plainview City Council declaring Friday, October 23 as World Polio Day in Plainview. Joining the mayor were Rotarians (l to r) Andrew Freeman, Susan Blackerby, Charles Starnes, Leslie Spear, and Isauro Gutierrez. 
City of Plainview World Polio Day Proclamation Charles Starnes 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by David Hawkins on May 11, 2015
Club meeting notes from May 5, 2015
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Posted by David Hawkins on May 04, 2015
Club Meeting notes from April 28, 2015
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Posted by David Hawkins on Mar 30, 2015
Club Meeting Notes from Mar 24, 2015
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Posted by David Hawkins on Mar 02, 2015
Club Meeting Notes from 24 February, 2015
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Plainview Rotary Celebration

Posted by Charles Starnes
The Plainview Rotary Club engaged in multiple celebrations Tuesday. With presentation of Paul Harris recognitions to four members, the club achieved a milestone in contributions to the Rotary Foundation by reaching $400,433 in total contributions. Membership achievements were recognized, and the upcoming 110th birthday of Rotary was celebrated.
Photo "David Kopp congratulates Max Browning": Max Browning (r) received his Paul Harris plus 7 pin from past president David Kopp.
Photo "Janice Payne Serves": The Plainview Rotary Club has exceeded $400,000 in total contributions to the Rotary Foundation and celebrated with a special cake at their meeting on February 3, 2015. Janice Payne, Plainview Rotary member and past president of the Greater Fort Worth Rotary Club, served the cake. The cake also recognized the 110th anniversary of the founding of Rotary by Paul Harris on February 23, 1905, in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo "Leslie Gattis Recognizes Ted Baker": Plainview Rotary Membership Chair Leslie Gattis presented President Ted Baker with a Level 2 Membership Pin. Ted has sponsored two new members this year.
Photo "Paul Harris Recognitions": Four Plainview Rotarians were recognized for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. From left to right, Jay Givens presents Ted Baker a PH+1 pin, Ron Hanby receives a PH+3 pin from Janice Payne, Don Book receives a PH+3 pin from Steve Long, and David Kopp presents Max Browning a PH+7 pin. Lydia Castillo (standing), Foundation Chair, presides while President Elect Stan DeMerritt (seated left) and Club Secretary Brandon Ahrens (seated right) enjoys the presentations.
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Posted by David Hawkins on Dec 08, 2014
Club meeting notes from December 2, 2014
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World Polio Day Proclaimed in Plainview, Texas

The M​ayor of the City of Plainview, Wendell Dunlap, issued a proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting to decree October 24, 2014, as World Polio Day in Plainview. Rotarians Andrew Freeman and Charles Starnes accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Rotary Club of Plainview. 
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WBU Athletic Director gives Rotary Program

Posted on Oct 13, 2014
Wayland's new athletic director, Rick Cooper, gave us a comprehensive report on the successes of Wayland athletics. The program has a full range of sports including golf, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and cross country, baseball, swimming, and wrestling (Texas' only intercollegiate wrestling program).
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Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival 2014!!! David Hawkins 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
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07/22/14 Meeting Notes

Posted by David Hawkins on Jul 21, 2014

Weekly Meeting of the  Plainview Rotary Club, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the  Plainview Civic Center.

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One more new Rotarian

Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 23, 2014
President David Kopp ended his year at the helm of the Plainview Rotary Club with the induction of another new member. David (front left) congratulates new member Chris Price (center), the General Manager of Plainview's Walmart. Chris was sponsored by Ted Baker (right). The back row (l to r) is Carla Edwards, secretary, Stan Demerritt,  Foundation Chair, Branden Ahrens, membership chair, and Ron Hanby, treasurer. 
Brandon led the club to induct 15 new members to lead District 5730.
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Club Officers Receive Recognition

Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 23, 2014

President David recognized the Plainview Rotary Club officers on Tuesday,  June 24, for helping the club earn recognition as District 5730 Club of the Year for 2013-2014. Pictured are front row (l to r) Buddy McGehee, Dorothy Morton, Ron Hanby, Eloise Soliz, Richard Porter, and Carla Edwards, and back row David Kopp, Brandon Ahrens, Ted Baker, Stan Demerritt, Rob Wilkenson, and David Hawkins. 


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Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 23, 2014

Lydia Castillo was named Plainview Rotary Club's Rotarian of the year for 2013-2014. Lydia took the lead on many beneficial club projects including student of the month and scholarship awards, Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp, Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival and others. 


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Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 16, 2014

Rob Wilkinson have the club an excellent report on the YMCA's important contributions to Plainview. 


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Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 09, 2014

Felecia Bowser and Brad Charboneau of the Lubbock NWS.  They gave the Plainview Rotary Club an excellent program about how the recent rains have relieved the drought. 





Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 09, 2014

Rotary President David Kopp (right) presents JB Roberts (left) with a certificate inducting him into the Rotary History and Heritage International Fellowship Hall of Fame.  JB and his wife Ramona have helped compile an extensive collection of artifacts and documents about Rotary's 100 year history in the Texas South Plains and Panhandle. The club also presented JB with a $1000 donation to Hunger Plus. 


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Posted by Ted Baker on Jun 09, 2014

Plainview Rotary Club welcomed another new member on June 10. Robert Riojas (leftĺ, himself a recent new member, sponsored Billy Ray Garcia (rightĺ who was inducted today. President David Kopp (center) congratulates both new Rotarians. Image

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Club of the Year

Posted by Ted Baker on May 05, 2014

The Plainview Rotary Club was named "Club of the Year" (large clubs) at the Rotary District 5730 Conference held at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, Texas. Club President David Kopp is congratulated by fellow members of the Plainview Rotary Club (l to r) Coralyn Dillard, Kopp, Michael Graves, Charles Starnes, and Steve Long.


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Navy Junior ROTC at Rotary

Posted by Ted Baker on Apr 27, 2014

The Plainview High School Navy Junior ROTC Color Guard displayed their skills at the Tuesday meeting of the Plainview Rotary Club. The Color Guard presented the colors while Chuck Starnes led the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner." Scott Franklin was vigorous in his singing. Senior Naval Science Instructor LCDR Dave Sandahl (U.S. Coast Guard, retired) brought (l to r) Cadets Cassandra Contreras, Maritza Arrasco-Buscos, Blanca Garcia, and Able Ceniceros who each explained their duties in the NJROTC Unit. Each demonstrated the value of leadership skills that cadets can gain by participation.



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15-April Meeting, Classification Talks

Posted by Ted Baker on Apr 14, 2014





We enjoyed classification talks from three of our newest Rotarians on April 15. Danny Wrenn described the importance of the individual impact a teacher has on their students, Scott Franklin discussed the worldwide impact of Wayland's Virtual Campus, and Emily Bollinger explained and demonstrated the personal impact of music on both performer and audience. Our club is blessed to have these new members who add their skills and passions to those of the membership.

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Posted by Ted Baker on Apr 10, 2014


In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam, discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy, women dying of breast cancer.

Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the death and suffering could be avoided, and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease. Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier, and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory.  Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of younger patients coming to his clinic with advanced stages of the disease.

According to the National Cancer Registry of India, 20 to 40 women per 100,000 are suffering from breast cancer.  And because many women lack the resources to travel to the city, or the$50 fee for proper screening , the doctors needed a unique approach. During a trip to South Korea, Govindaraj saw a large van outfitted with X-ray equipment parked outside a mall, and thought a moving doctor’s office and lab -- or “mammobus” -- could overcome the challenges they faced.

Through a Rotary global grant, the men were able to buy and outfit their own bus. Since April 2012 the Shantha Foundation’s mammobus, supported by local Rotarians and the Rotary Club of Rockville, Maryland, USA, has administered 2,500 free breast cancer screenings. Early stage cancer has been detected and treated in six women, and thousands have been taught how to conduct regular self-exams, an important means of early detection.

“Women have started feeling that they have easy access to health without compromising their day-to-day work and earnings,” Srinivasan says. “Women come out to our health workers with their health-related problems and discuss freely about various aspects of health and diseases, not just about breast cancer.’’

The mammobus cost $34,000 and is equipped with a mammography machine, an ultrasonogram, and materials that teach the method and importance of self-exams. The Shantha Foundation maintains the vehicle and reaches out to nongovernmental organizations, women’s groups, and employers to arrange visits. The bus stops anywhere a large group of women congregate, with priority given to rural areas. The Srirangam club also helps line up visits and widely promotes the bus through various media.


Plainview Rotary Perfect Attendance Awards at Plainview High School

Posted by Ted Baker on Apr 06, 2014

The Plainview Rotary Club made a special presentation to three students at Plainview High School who had amassed a perfect attendance record for the 3rd and 4th six-week periods. Pictured are (l to r) Rotarian Charles Starnes, winners Hagen Kelly and Cassandra Delgado, Rotarian Cynthia Gregory, winner Jasleili Zubia Salgado, and Associate Principal Brandt Reagan. There were 303 eligible students for this award and the three winners were randomly selected for the prize of an iPod Nano.  Mr. Reagan said that attendance this year has been improved from previous years and that the Rotary Club's Perfect Attendance Project had made significant contributions to that effort. Mr. Reagan said that higher state reimbursement from better attendance is important, but that having the students in school is the greatest value of the program. 

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Images from 1-April Meeting

Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 31, 2014
Student of the Month - Jordan Castillo


Program - CASA of the south Plains


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Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 30, 2014


When the editors at Reader's Digest made a list of the "50 Surprising Reasons We Love America" for their July 2013 cover story, they placed Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi at No. 50, Bill Gates at No. 25, and at No. 11, sandwiched between sliced bread and tumbleweeds, was Little Free Library, a homespun-tribute-turned-international-phenomenon started by Rotary member Todd Bol.

People in 55 countries have installed more than 16,000 Lilliputian lending libraries, run on the premise of "take a book, return a book," since Bol built his first in 2009 in memory of his mother, a teacher who loved to read. Called an "international movement" by the New York Times and a "global sensation" by the Huffington Post, the libraries have garnered coverage from media outlets including Japanese public television and French and Italian fashion magazines.

Participation is simple: Mount a wooden box (many of them look like birdhouses) on a post in front of your home, workplace, or school. Fill it with books. Delight as neighbors stop by to browse your selections or leave books of their own.

Bibliophiles aren't the only ones willing to trade a patch of lawn for a box of books. Bol, of Hudson, Wisconsin, calls Little Free Library "a new canvas for community groups" – such as artists in New York City, who held a competition to design the boxes; inmates at a Wisconsin prison, who are constructing them as part of vocational training and community service; and corporations, which are building them on service days to give back to their communities. Rotary and Rotaract clubs from the United States to Canada, Mauritius to Ghana, are installing the libraries in their areas too.

About three-quarters of the operators build their own libraries; plans are available on the nonprofit's website, . The rest purchase readymade ones for $175 and up, depending on the model. The proceeds fund the staff, website, and educational outreach, as well as the organization's programs to build more libraries for people in need.

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25-March Meeting Recap

Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 24, 2014

Herminia Amendariz told us all about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  Several guests enjoyed the meeting including Plainview's new Chief of Police, Ken Coughlin. 

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Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 23, 2014

Ramkumar Raju of India and Winfred Karungi of Uganda have never met, but they have a great deal in common. They're both Rotaract club members and district Rotaract representatives. They're also promising young community leaders who helped plan successful Presidential New Generations Conferences in their countries.

Rotary International President Ron Burton hosted the conferences, which were held in Chennai in October and Kampala in November. (A third conference took place in Rosario, Argentina, in March.) The goal of these international conferences was to bring together young community leaders and Rotary members to share ideas for attracting new members and engaging young people.

Raju, a member of the Madras Central Rotaract club, and Karungi, a member of the Kampala City club, were asked by Rotarians in their areas to be part of the conference planning committee. Both describe the experience as a great learning opportunity. "I learned decision making and communication skills, how to be a team player and handle crucial situations, and last but not least, I learned the power of Rotary," Raju says.

Karungi says she also improved her relationships with Rotary members in her country and learned that "with proper planning, anything can be executed, even a task as great as organizing a conference, a service project, or a dinner for President Burton."


Each conference included a community service component. Rotaractors in India chose projects that focused on education and disease prevention. They collected thousands of donated books, which will be used to establish libraries in rural areas. They also collected more than 300 units of blood, held a rubella awareness camp hosted by a panel of local doctors, and offered free vaccinations.

In Uganda, Rotaract members also focused their efforts on fighting preventable diseases and promoting child and maternal health. Working alongside community leaders, they organized a hand washing campaign and classes on soap making, distributed mosquito nets to children and expectant mothers, held blood drives, and offered cervical cancer screenings.

"We formed committees to identify a suitable Rotaract community project that President Burton could visit and worked to get at least 1,000 young people to attend the conference. We ended up with almost 3,000 attendees," Karungi says.




Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 15, 2014

Covenant Hospital Plainview leads the area with its hk2020 children's program in creating a healthier next generation. hk2020 was created as a community partnership and initially funded through initiatives of the Saint Joseph Health System. It is a FREEprogram with monthly healthy family activities and motivational tools to encourage families to lead healthier lives – body, mind, and spirit.

Signing your family up for hk2020 is easy! Download the hk2020 registration form and return to the hk2020 office any Tuesday between 4pm and 6pm and get your family on the right track to healthy living!

Keep up-to-date with all hk2020 activities through the program blog atblog.myplainview.com/hk2020.

Hk2020 Headquarters

Covenant Hospital Plainview 
Coralyn Dillard 
Room 409 

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12-March Joint Meeting with Lions Club

Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 15, 2014
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The Plainview Rotary Club joined the Noon Lions for a joint meeting on March 12. Lydia Castillo introduced Student of the Month McAllister Moore, a senior at PCA, and Coralyn Dillard introduced Gaby Chargy. Lion Boss Kevin Carter was an excellent host, making the Rotarian feel welcome with only the required clever remarks.  Travis Thornton lead the singing of Home on the Range" and "God Bless America." Ron Tussle gave an outstanding program on Mental Health First Aid.


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Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 11, 2014

When media strategist Kevin Hersh led a Group Study Exchange trip from District 7470 (New Jersey, USA) to India in late 2012, he relied on his smartphone’s camera to document the journey through Uttar Pradesh, a northern state that borders Nepal. Hersh, a member of the Rotary Club of The Caldwells, snapped photos of the Taj Majal and the Ganges River, banana vendors and stray dogs, as the group traveled more than 1,000 miles and met with 48 Rotary clubs across India’s most populous region.

Among the projects they visited was a residential facility for tribal girls. Supported by members of the Rotary Club of Gonda and a local nonprofit since July 2012, the Mata Sita residence offers lodging, meals, health care, education, and training in domestic skills, such as sewing and henna application, for 15 young women from remote tribal communities.

The girls were camera-shy at first: “They all stood with their heads down until I turned the phone around so the girls could see themselves on the screen and push the button,” Hersh recalls. “They giggled as they took their first self-portraits.”

Adapted from a story in the March 2014 issue of 




Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 06, 2014

In her new album, “Eve,” Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo honors the women in Africa, and pays tribute to Rotary’s work to end polio worldwide.

The singer and activist from Benin chose to include Rotary in the soon-to-be-released video of the album’s signature song, “Eva.” Rotary’s presence in the video is no coincidence. The relationship between the singer dates back to 2011, when she joined about two dozen celebrities, including Jackie Chan, Jack Nicklaus, and Jane Goodall, in Rotary’s “This Close” polio awareness campaign.

“I am the cherry on top of the cake,” says Kidjo in an exclusive interview with Rotary News. “The important work is done by the people in the field.” With the voices of Kidjo and collaborator Nigerian signer Asa as a backdrop, the video shadows a young girl as she wanders about in an old novelty shop. The curious girl turns on an old TV and sees the singers on-screen, followed by footage of a Rotary Family Health Day project in South Africa.

She finds old photos and album covers of Kidjo and Asa and later, photos of polio survivors and polio immunization activities. The girl also finds a polio vaccine cooler used in immunization campaigns, and focuses on an "End Polio Now pin. 

In addition to Rotary’s prominent role in the video, Kidjo has lent her voice to the , and authored a 2011 World Polio Day op-ed and also attended a ceremony that illuminated the “End Polio Now” message on the New York Stock Exchange Building. She was also the keynote speaker at the 2012 Rotary World Peace Symposium and Rotary International Convention in Bangkok.

“It’s great for Rotary to have Angélique Kidjo as such an engaged supporter of polio eradication,” says Petina Dixon-Jenkins, Rotary’s PolioPlus communication manager. “When she talks about helping others -- particularly girls and women in Africa -- it’s clear that everything comes from the heart.”



March 4th Meeting Update

Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 03, 2014

Rotarians needed help with a meeting location on short notice and the fine folks at the Texas Woodfire Grill not only accommodated, but hosted us with a terrific meal and great service. The meeting had great attendance with a few special student guests...

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Rotarians had a lot to brag about and contributed to the Rotary Foundation!

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Mary Jane Buerkle, from the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Gave us some insights into the new Farm Bill.

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Posted by Ted Baker on Mar 03, 2014

No polio vaccinator had ever set foot in Killi Baksho, near Pakistan's rugged northwest border with Afghanistan. Most people there have long opposed immunization, believing the polio vaccine causes infertility or AIDS.

The combination of that public mistrust and intimidation from militant groups has been nothing short of deadly. In 2013, 20 polio vaccinators and nine police officers assigned to guard them were killed in Pakistan. With that memory fresh in their minds, a team from a Rotary-supported polio resource center went to the village to promote acceptance of the vaccine. They expected an uphill, potentially life-threatening battle

It took the team a month just to persuade village elders and religious leaders to meet with them. But their persistence paid off. Immunizations were allowed to begin.

read more on www.Rotary.org



Posted by Ted Baker on Feb 24, 2014

 Lynette Bowen teaches us how to do environmentally beneficial "Lasagna Gardening" at today's Rotary Club.


Lydia Castillo introducing her guest, Our February Student of the Month.


If you look close, you'll understand why we couldn't hear President Dave Kopp very well.

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Posted by Ted Baker on Feb 23, 2014


Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.

After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.

“A school like this helps children like Mateusz widen their perspectives, see the world a bit differently, and meet new people,” his father says. “If it weren’t for this school, there wouldn’t be a place in Lublin for disabled children who want to develop musically.”

Adapted from a story in the September 2013 issue of 


18-Feb Meeting Recap

Posted by Ted Baker on Feb 17, 2014

  • District Governor, Ken Patterson was a surprise guest and was recognized by Dave Kopp along with our Student of the month. Our Club's Exchange Student, Gabrielle Chargy was introduced once more by Coralyn and Robert Riojas introduced Billy Garcia from the Walmart DC.
  • Ted Baker failed to draw the right card in the Foundation Card Game. Brags included birthdays and anniversaries; Don Dickson for volunteering photo services for Gabby and Reagan Manning for volunteering ski clothing for Gabby's weekend trip to Taos. Ken Patterson also bragged on the Club's membership development.
  • Announcements included Meals on wheels needs for volunteers; invoices are available and can be emailed by notifying Ron; cruise tickets should be available next week and our very own chief Mull will be honored with a reception Wednesday the 26th from 1530 to 1730 at City Hall.



Wayland student scientist Jessica Kenneson have the Rotary Club an excellent informative program on versatile uses of digital cameras in science and health.  The process she developed has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of medical diagnosis. 






Great innovative spirit! 



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Our Club Membership Trend

Posted by Ted Baker on Feb 16, 2014

We can all be proud of our Club's ability to attract new members. Every one of us in Rotary is here because we were invited, and because we made a choice to accept that invitation. Every day since then, we’ve been faced with another choice: whether to just be a member of a Rotary club, or to truly be a Rotarian.


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Gabrielle's Travels

Posted by Ted Baker on Feb 12, 2014

Gabrielle Chargy, our Club's Exchange student from France, travelled to Carlsbad New Mexico and visit the Caverns. Everyone made it back safely. Enjoy the video and wait for the surprise ending. 

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Gabrielle's Travels

Posted by David Hawkins on Nov 04, 2013

ImageGabrielle has completed a full week of school, and is glad to say that it will be O.K. for her. The classes will be challenging, but not impossible, the teachers have high expectations, but are accessible and friendly, and there are students in each of her classes that have taken care to help her in whatever way that she needs. I think she already knows more people in Plainview than I do!

Gabrielle has hung out at the Brew with some of the First Pres Youth Group, attended a birthday party of a cousin of a friend of a sister of a somebody, I don’t know, it was too complicated for me to keep track. She has gone shopping with some friends, and spent Saturday over at Ransom Canyon with the Holloway family.

She also took in her first American Football game on Friday night. At first she didn’t know any of the rules, but after the first quarter, she had a pretty firm grip on how the game worked, especially fourth down situations, and could, with a fair amount of accuracy, predict the decisions the coach was going to make. She, along with the rest of the crowd, felt like the team was robbed at the end of the first half with that terrible call allowing for a last second (?) field goal by Randall.  She also enjoyed the band during halftime.

Next week she will be going down to Lubbock to see a Texas Tech game, and will meet up with some of the other exchange students from around the area. She is looking forward to that.


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September Student of the Month: Monique Lucio

Posted by David Hawkins on Sep 02, 2013

The Plainview Rotary Club's Student of the Month for September is Monique Lucio. She is the daughter of Maricella and Pete Rojas, and is the oldest of ten in her house and twelve total. She is a member of DECA, TAFE, FCCLA, and Hale County Junior Literacy Council.

She enjoys reading, playing her piano, traveling, New Life's GYSM, and most of all summer mission trips to Kenya with Dr. Richard William Shaw's WBU mission teams. Monique plans to get a bachelors degree in biology at Oklahoma Baptist University, attend medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, complete her residency, become a general surgeon and open up schools, hospitals, orphanages and churches in Africa and other third world countries. 

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August Recap Video

Posted by Ted Baker on Sep 01, 2013

Includes the Texas welcome to Foreign Exchange Student

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New RI Vice President

Posted by David Hawkins on Jul 29, 2013

Matthews begins term as first woman vice president



By Arnold R. Grahl  


Rotary News -- 2 July 2013  


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Meeting Recap

Posted by Ted Baker on Jul 21, 2013

Fellow Rotarians:

It has certainly been awesome to have blessing of rain in our area!  The fish must be biting (so it appears) at the duck pond on Ennis with all 3 overflow areas full of water and folks with fishing poles and nets!  

The heavy soaking rains followed by these high temperatures make me remember my humid growing up roots in the Houston area and years of constant sweating in the New Orleans area!    Anyway ................

Tomorrow is Rotary.  The meeting will include the District Governor's Annual Visit so Ken Patterson will be presenting the program.  We also expect to induct a new member. 

Please come join us for fellowship, food, and fun!  See you tomorrow.  


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Posted by Ted Baker

Fellow Rotarians,

Today I depart for the south hemisphere.  Hope to attend today and one day share with the club this 5 minute video produced by the man who gave the voice to THE GODFATHER early in his career.  As I conclude my two years as IFFR world chair, this video, more than all the world growth in membership and activity, is without doubt the most amazing development during  this 32-year Rotary career.  

I continue to be amazed and inspired by my home club-of-the year and it's members, and by the efforts of Rotarians all over.  Enjoy the video....share it if you wish.

Michael Graves

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Urology

Texas Tech Medical School

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