Rotary Club of Weatherford, TX

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Established in 1921

Weatherford

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
North Side Baptist Church
910 North Main Street
Weatherford, TX  76086
United States
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Speakers
Aug 30, 2016
Chip Evans and Jody Lafferty
Adult Literacy and the Storybook Program
Sep 06, 2016
Verne Bell USMC and E.O. Green
Young Marines Program
Sep 13, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
Brett Shayler
K-9 Rescue and Training
 

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated blood to the Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive.  According to Blood Drive Chairman Ron Hunn, 125 total pints of blood were donated.
 
At the time of publication, no winner has yet been declared between the Police and Fire Departments. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
District Governor Mary Ann McDuff will be visiting Weatherford this week.  Here is the schedule for Tuesday:
 
11:00am:  Special Board Meeting
 
12:00pm:  Regular Club Meeting
 
5:30pm - 7:30pm:  Meet & Greet for Weatherford, Aledo and Azle Rotary Clubs at Kay Huse's home, 206 Sherry Trail, Weatherford, 76086. 
 
 
 
 

 
"Amber Helm, a past Rotary Club of Weatherford scholarship recipient, paid back her scholarship money July 26 and told club members of her triumphs and struggles through academia and beyond."
 
Read more from the Weatherford Democrat about Amber's gift to others through Weatherford Rotary.
 
 
 
 

 
Schoolchildren in Ecuador are improving their reading, and their teachers are receiving additional professional development through a collaboration between Rotary and the Organization of American States (OAS).
 
 
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals.
 
 
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced.
 
 
Eleven years ago, Jim and Roberta Graham developed a personal connection to Afghanistan after their son Rick, who was stationed there with the Indiana National Guard, learned of an infant in a refugee camp who needed heart surgery. In a story that tugged at the heartstrings of Hoosiers and was recounted in The Rotarian (January 2011), the Grahams worked with Rotary clubs in District 6560 (Indiana) and others to bring the infant, Qudrat, to Indianapolis for surgery. Tragically, Qudrat died shortly after returning to Afghanistan, but in his memory, the Grahams have led an effort to help his father build and operate two schools. Last fall, Jim and Roberta, both 81 years old and members of the Rotary Club of Brownsburg, traveled to Kabul to assist with polio immunizations.

 

 
 
 Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low profile and share the credit. If it were up to him, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this article. 
 
 
Marnita Langford was named the 2015 Rotarian of the Year in the club's final meeting of the Rotary year on June 30. A life-long resident of Parker County, Marnita joined the club in 2013 and has coordinated the Food Hub, served on the Program Committee, and has regularly assisted with the Sargeant-at-Arms duties. This year, she joins the Board as the new Sargeant-at-Arms.
 
 
 
 
 
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