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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Center, Texas State Tech. College
300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX  79556
United States
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Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sweetwater
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Club Stories
We regrettably share the sad news of the passing of  club member and Past Club President Tim Fambrough. Tim is survived by his children Debbie Lynn Wilde and husband Tom of San Angelo, Michael Kevin Peck and wife Melanie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Lisa Ann Seaton and husband Barry of Wichita Falls, Texas and Terri Lynnette Jones and husband David of Waco, Texas and a brother, Rudy Fambrough and wife Judy of Abilene, Texas. He had 9 grandchildren: Aaron Wilde, Bradley Wilde, Cory Wilde, Jordan Peck, Jadie Peck, Megan Walker, Amy Hill, Allison Jones and Sam Jones and 3 great granddaughters: Madelynn Peck, Kesslee Peck and Kinsley Hill and his dog Max was always by his side.
On Monday, October 24, Mandi Ligon, District Conversationalist, presented a program on the Natural Resources Conservation Service which is under the USDA. The program helps lands owners use wisely their natural resources (soil, air, water, wildlife, plant life). In the picture are Stacy Dove, past club president, and Mandi Ligon.
 
Picture taken at the Sweetwater City Hall on October 18, 2016, where the City Mayor, Jim Mckenzie, signed a Proclamation making October 24th World Polio Day. In the picture with Mayor Jim Mckenzie are Sweetwater Rotary Club Members (left to right): Past President Russ Petty, Past President John McPherson, Rotarian David Vera (City Manager), Past President Dr. Jerod Peek, Mayor Jim Mckenzie, Past District Governor César M. Caro, Rotarian Mila Gibson, Past President Jeremy Dodd, Rotarian Jeanie McPherson, and Rotarian Jared Houze.
 
On Monday, October 3, Kerry Fortune, presented a program on Ben Richey Boys Ranch & Family Program. The Ben Richey Boys Ranch was founded in 1947 and it is a private, non-profit, basic child care facility. They provide clean, comfortable, and safe homes for each boy placed in their care. They have campus in Abilene, and Albany. The Family Program exists to restore single mothers and their children with hope, comfort, and shelter while they locate resources they need to move toward a successful independent living. For more information please visit their wbsite at www.benrichey.org.
 
On Monday, September 12, Dr Ron Morris, principle of the Sweetwater High School, presented a program on the New Graduation Plan. Texas House Bill 5 created a new, more flexible graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests will be place for all students who enter high school, beginning in the 2014-2015 class year. (SHS Class of 2017). For the first time, students will be able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in depth knowledge of a subject area. Pictured are Dr. Morris with Club member Mila Gibson.
 
On August 29 Bonnie Garcia presented a program on her summer trip to Kenya. Bonnie is a Registered Nurse at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. She participated with KenyaRelief.org which every year send around 20 short-term mission teams to work in various areas of expertise. Their teams include medical/surgical, educational, evangelical, construction and others. Pictured are Bonnie and Club Past President Gil Cherry.
 
On August 22 Susan and Tom Pohlman presented a program on the Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary. This is a 501c3 non-profit organization. They are a no kill sanctuary for both wild & domestic horses that call the ranch home. For more information visit their website at: www.wwes.org. Pictured are are the Pohlman's with Club Past President Gil Cherry.
 
On Monday, August 8th Daylon Althof, a farmer from Roscoe, presented a program about the Cotton Gins and on cotton harvesting. Pictured with Daylon is club President Zollie Steakley.
PDG César is pictured here with Rotary International Zone 21B Director Jorge Aufranc from Guatemala.
PDG César with District 5730 Governor Susan Brints (2016-20170), District Governor Nominee Dan Linebarger (2018-2019), and District Governor Elect Charles Starnes (2017-2018).
 
PDG César Caro attended the Rotary International Zone 21B Multi-District Training Institute held in Austin on Saturday, August 6th. He attended and participated in the Rotary Foundation training session. Ther were also training sessions on Membership, Public Relations and for all the Governor Elects and Governor Nominees from the Texas and Oklahoma Districts.
 
On Monday, August 1, Terry Locklar, General Manager - Marketing Director of the Nolan County Coliseum Complex pictured here with club Past President Michael Fernandez, presented a program on the new expansion of the facilities. Visit the Nolan County Coliseum website by click here.
 
Past Club President Stacy Dove (2015-2016) receiving a plaque for her service and dedication to our club from Club President Zollie Steakley (2016-2017).
 
In June 2016, Past District Governor and club member César Caro had the opportunity to go and visit One Rotary Center, the headquarters and birthplace of Rotary International located in Evanston, Il.. Room 711, the office of Rotary International founder, Paul Harris, is on display ion the first floor of Rotary Headquarters. PDG Ceasr also had the opportunity to go to Chicago, Il and visit Paul Harris's home which is currently under restoration ( a 2 million dollar project) and The Paul Harris Memorial Grave Site. PDG Cesar had meetings with his 2010-2011 District Governor classmates and with Past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith (2010-2011) He also met with Past Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (2015-2016), Rotary International John Germ (2016-2017) and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko.
 
Rotary International President Elect John F. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
 
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith asked district governors in training at the International Assembly to lead the celebration of the Foundation's centennial year, 2016-17.
 

In 1979, James Bomar Jr., the president of Rotary at the time, traveled to the Philippines as part of Rotary’s earliest work to immunize children against polio. After he had put drops of vaccine into one baby’s mouth, he felt a child’s hand tugging on his trouser leg to get his attention. Bomar looked down and saw the baby’s brother looking up at him, saying earnestly, “Thank you, thank you, Rotary.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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President Elect
Secretary
Director
Treasurer
Community Service
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Zollie Steakley
    September 9
Join Date:
  • Chris Bibb
    September 13, 2014
    3 years
  • Eliska Smith
    September 21, 2015
    2 years
 

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