Jul 01, 2013
by Charles Schneider
Apr 01, 2014
by Jim Schleiffarth
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Apr 01, 2014
by Scott Krejci
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Apr 16, 2014
by Frank Bloemke

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Webster Groves

The city of beautiful trees where roots of community service run very deep.

We meet Every Friday 12:10 to 1:15 PM

Webster Groves Presbyterian Church

45 West Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
United States

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Posted by Ann McReynolds on Apr 18, 2014

WG Rotarian John Dougherty made a fascinating presentation to our Club on April 18, explaining the plight of the towering American Chestnut, and how the Herculean efforts of dedicated molecular biologists have come up with a plan to save the species from extinction.After fielding a blizzard of questions, John handed out hybridized nuts along with planting instructions to those of us who wanted to try our hand in raising our own Chestnut tree.  John suggested we check out the American Chestnut Foundation website to read more about this remarkable scientific endeavor. Here is the link:



Posted by Ann McReynolds on Apr 18, 2014


Once upon a time on a walk in Webster Groves, some children saw a home that looked like a giant gingerbread house. With the help of their teacher, they wrote a letter to the people in the house and told them how interested they were in its fanciful decorations. They also invited them to come to their school, the Walter Ambrose Family Center Preschool. The homeowner turned out to be Philip Wojak, who teaches physics at Webster Groves High School, and he accepted the invitation to visit the preschool to bake gingerbread cookies one day this spring. (On 4/18/14, this article was posted on faceBook by the Webster Groves School District.) Perhaps Phil will bake a big batch of cookies for us and bring them to our next Rotary meeting!

Posted by Rodney Cooper on Apr 08, 2014





The St. Louis group of volunteers from God's Child Project just returned from Antigua, Guatemala where they trained the medical staff on fitting the Ln-4 hand prosthetic device. The medical staff will be selecting candidates for the prosthetic in the next few months. the hands will be fitted when a group of volunteer physical therapists will arrive later this year. The group from Washington Missouri Mission Overseas along with some Washington Rotarians just returned from Honduras where they successfully fitted some hands on some lucky Hondurans. (pic insert)



Posted by Scott Krejci on Mar 31, 2014

Posted by Scott Krejci on Mar 31, 2014

The awesome team of presidents, secretaries, assistant governors and Show Me Rotary council members ready to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15!


Posted by Dick Sant on Mar 21, 2014




Follow your standing and all the tournament results at this link: Current standings.

Posted by Dick Sant on Mar 17, 2014

The men's college basketball tournament pool proceeds help fund our programs in our community and internationally. Visit Rotary International and our website's to see the work that is possible through participating in Rotary. The proceeds from this fundraiser are donated to The Rotary Foundation.

Play has begun.... 

Posted by Theodore Domino on Feb 22, 2014


Come test your knowledge at this fun-filled trivia night presented by The Rotary Club of Webster Groves. It is Saturday evening, April 12, 2014. Doors open at 6pm and the game begins at 7pm. Location is at the Shrewsbury Community Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119.

Theme - "Your Favorite Team" - dress up and decorate your tables as your favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, Rams, WU Warlocks, SLU Billikins, WG Statesmen, Gateway Grizzlies, etc.

4 ways to contribute: Event Sponsor - $600, Round Sponsor - $100 (10), Get a Table & Play - $160, Donate Item(s) for Silent Auction.

Reserve your table in advance by calling Arlene of at 314-623-0412 or e-mail her at, or send in your registration/sponsor form with a check to: The Rotary Club of Webster Groves c/o Dick Peterson, 2 Chestnut Hill Lane, St. Louis, MO 63119 Check payable to: The Rotary Club of Webster Groves.

Cash Prizes, silent auctions, and raffles. Feel free to BYOB, food, and snacks.

Flyer and a form for registering for tables and sponsors

Posted by Nancy Battersby on Feb 28, 2014


Webster Groves High School Basketball Coach, Jay Blossom, visited the club on February 28th. He spoke to us about the Statesmen Basketball, the season to date and hopes for post season play.

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Feb 07, 2014


On Friday night February 7, The Rotary Club of Webster Groves was presented with the Heart of Gold Award at the Heart of the Community banquet by the Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce. This annual event provides the communities the opportunity to recognize outstanding community service. Rotarian Nancy Battersby received the Rotarian of the Year Award; it was presented by President Scott Krejci, who accepted the Heart of Gold Award on behalf of the Club for its 90 years of service. More than a dozen Rotarians were present for the festivities.

Posted by Frank Bloemke on Dec 30, 2013

Bill Massie and his wife, Lucille, moved to the Harbor in July 2012. Previously, they had lived in their home in Kirkwood. Bill was born and raised in Ellington, Missouri on a farm. He served in the Army Air Corp for 46 months as a medics-surgical technician. Bill owned and operated a Shell Service Station in Webster Groves for 25 years. He was an avid member of our Rotary club, and served in many offices as well as vice-president. He was a dedicated participant, and had perfect attendance for more than 50 years.
Posted by Scott Krejci on Dec 09, 2013

New directors-elect; Frank Bloemke, Tim Graham, Jim Schleiffarth, and Chuck Weed were elected Friday to the 2014-15 board. 


Tim Graham was recommended as president-designate for 2015-16. 

The officers and directors, so elected, together with Kim White as president-elect and Scott Krejci as immediate past president shall constitute the board-elect. Within one week after their election, the board-elect shall meet and elect from its members a president-designate and a vice president.  Within two weeks after the election meeting Kim White as president-elect shall appoint, subject to the approval of the directors-elect, a secretary, a treasurer, and a sergeant-at-arms who shall become members of the board with such responsibilities and privileges of membership as the board may determine. 

Posted by Nancy Battersby


Adam Hughes, expert pancake flipper, at the successful Pancake Festival on October 4th. 

Click here for more photos taken that day by Rotarian Gerry Evans.

Posted by Scott Krejci on Oct 14, 2013

Posted by Scott Krejci on Oct 10, 2013


Thank you Webster Groves Rotary Club from Webster Groves High School! The Rotary club has purchased more than 100 calculators and thumb drives with lanyards for students in need at Steger Sixth Grade Center, Hixson Middle School and Webster Groves High School. In this picture, Rotarians (from left, at table) Charles Schneider, Scott Krejci and Ron Hamberg with some of the calculators. At rear Webster Groves School District social workers Todd Weston, Mary Ellen Trachsel and Pat Ferrugia as well as counselor Anne Gibbs, social worker Jim Griffard and Superintendent Sarah Riss.

Posted by Nancy Battersby on Oct 14, 2013


One of our club's members, Gail Fernandez, has responded to the invitation to volunteer in October for a trip to Lomé, Togo, West Africa to deliver polio immunizations. 

The West Africa Project Fair is endorsed by Rotary's Reach Out to Africa Committee (ROTA), to generate greater connectivity between the African and North American Rotarians. This will be a hands-on project that will profound impact on the people served, and on the Rotarians who volunteer. 

Please congratulate Gail on this wonderful opportunity, and follow her on her blog: & Photo Album

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Aug 23, 2013


Laura visits with Nancy Battersby and Dick Sant after the meeting.

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Aug 05, 2013

ImageOur First Friday meeting for August featured District 6060 Kate Schwandron DG, who presented details of Rotary's signature Polio Plus campaign. Kate also gave each of us a 2013-14 "Engage Rotary/Save Lives" pin and a Save the Date card for the District 6060 Conference on April 25-26, 2014, which will held on the campus of Washington University. The conference will feature five of Rotary's Peace Scholars, who will tell of their efforts to achieve Rotary's plan for a World Without War.
Posted by Ailce Duarte-Fletcher on Jun 13, 2013


Congratulations to Nancy Battersby(left), Rotarian of the Year, recognized at our annual Installation Dinner by Ailce Duarte-Fletcher, President (right). Best wishes to our new officers for a great year of Rotary leadership!

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Jun 19, 2013


Back Row - Scott, James, & Chuck; Front Row - Ailce, Ann, Claire, & Kim (Tim, Brian, & Jim not in photo)

Seventy-three members and guests attended the 2013-14 Installation Dinner at Westborough Country Club. District 6060 DG Kate Schwandron installed seven of the ten incoming board members, whose terms begin on July 1: Scott Krejci, President; Tim Graham, Vice President;  Ann McReynolds, Secretary; James Carlton and Claire Winkler, Treasurers; Jim Schleiffarth, Sergeant at Arms; Kim White, President-Elect; Ailce Duarte-Fletcher, Immediate Past President; and Brian Corrigan and Chuck Weed, Directors.

Posted by Rodney Cooper on Jun 14, 2013

Goals & Objectives:

There were three goals of the MOU between Primero Agua and Rotary International:

1.    Install five drinking water wells and outfit the wells with hand pumps

2.    Conduct public meetings associated with the well to promote health and hygiene and proper operation and maintenance of the wells

3.    Use the well drilling activities to provide equipment and train local persons to install additional wells and pumps

Toward these goals, four wells were drilled in 2012 during two field sessions (a session in February that installed two wells in La Urca, and a session in August that installed one well in La Urca and a second in Eguerito Central) with El Agua Tu Prioridad members receiving training in all aspects of drilling. Link to Water Project Final Report 4-27-13


Posted by Phil Moppert on May 03, 2013


Ailce Duarte-Fletcher, Pres, Barb, and sponsor Nancy Battersby, Sec.

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Apr 03, 2013


On March 29, Ailce swore in our 6th new member this year, Jim Einspanier, who was sponsored by Phil Moppert. 

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Apr 02, 2013


Our March 22nd speaker was most unusual....well, he brought along the most unusual companion. Shown here are Jeff Meshach, Director of the World Bird Sanctuary, and a Golden Eagle. The WBS was founded more than 35 years ago and is one of the nation’s largest facilities dedicated to the conservation of birds; its 305-acre site adjoins Lone Elk Park in southwest St. Louis County, near Valley Park. 

Posted by Kim White on Mar 01, 2013


Rotarian Kim White (Left) presents a Big Check for $500 to Claudia Sittmann, WG High School, to provide club T-shirts for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD); pictured at right is Rotarian Sarah Riss, WGSD Superintendent. SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activist group dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. The shirts are a simple and effective way to promote peer models and student awareness. Thanks to Claudia for sponsoring this group.

Posted by Kim White on Mar 01, 2013


Rotarian Kim White (Left) presents a Big Check for $1,000 to Lena Eilermann (Right) of the Webster/Kirkwood YMCA to provide swimming lesson vouchers for the Club's swimming and water safety program targeting at-risk children, to make swimming and water safety available to everyone.

Posted by Scott Krejci on Mar 08, 2013


Matt Goban (left to right), Dick Sant, Ailce Duarte-Fletcher, and Susan Fletcher.

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Mar 04, 2013


New WG Rotarian, Chuck Jahneke (center) with President Ailce Duarte-Fletcher (left) and his sponsor Club Secretary Nancy Battersby (right).

Posted by Kim White on Feb 23, 2013


The club's first Trivia night was a full house and a big success. Thank you to all who played, sponsored, auctioned, worked, and generally hooted and hollered the whole night long. Check out the photo album for more pics.

Posted by Phil Moppert on Jan 25, 2013


President Ailce Duarte-Fletcher installs Adam Hughes with Steve LaBarge standing as his sponsor.

Posted by Ann McReynolds on Jan 11, 2013


The night was cold and clear, and everyone who came to the Webster Rec Center on New Year's Eve seemed to have a wonderful time. Our party attracted a bunch of young families, who were greeted and wooed by dozens of hospitable Rotarians. We planned to make some profit from the event, but the community-wide promotion also did a lot to shine a spotlight on our organization.  

The Fireworks Committee worked hard before, during, and after the party....and they were assisted that night by the other Rotarians in attendance. Special thanks to Darlene Pratte for taking the reservations and planning two hours of Mike Opperman for helping us with the details of renting the Rec Brian Corrigan and the Kennys for serving that mountain of Dick Sant for cleaning up.....and to the City of Webster Groves for a dazzling fireworks display. Too bad it was a once-in-a-lifetime event!


Posted by Charles Schneider on Sep 26, 2012

Thank you to Pat Voss for a tour of the new HS addition and a description of the new veteran's memorial our club is helping to sponsor. Expect an invitation in the mail to attend the dedication in November. Charles Schneider is our chair person for the project. You will be happy to know the high school Interact club is busy posting our Pancake Festival posters around the school and selling tickets. (Rod Cooper is the man behind the scene taking the picture.)
Posted by Rodney Cooper on Jun 29, 2012

(Photo Left to right) Kim Baker, Rod Cooper- Pres., & Julie Burchett

Rod Cooper presented the club's first Service Learning Awards to Julie Burchett and Kim Baker from Webster Groves school district. Julie Burchett accepted a $500 award for the Sophomore Service Day, a student initiated project begun in 2011. The entire sophomore class went out with 60 teachers for a full day to work at various agencies in the community. This year's class of  340 students worked in over 26 non-profit agencies. Kim Baker accepted a $100 award for "Furry Friends for Kids," a stuffed animal drive aimed to provide children in hospitals, shelters, or victims of a natural disaster a stuffed animal for comfort. Through out the year students at Hudson Elementary School collected over 700 stuffed animals. Students also make Thanksgiving Day cards to place on children's trays at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Inspiring!
Posted by Scott Krejci on Feb 22, 2011

Read the article by Mark Schlinkmann in about the challenge of membership in today's service organizations, and the success of the Webster Groves club.  
Posted by Scott Krejci on Feb 23, 2011

Dick Sant was a guest of Greg Damon. Here's a link, KMOX Auto-show, Saturday, February-19th, to hear the entire interview.

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President Scott Krejci
Vice Presdent Tim Graham
Secretary Ann McReynolds
Treasurer James Carlton
Treasurer Claire Winkler
Sergeant at Arms Jim Schleiffarth
President Elect Kim White
Immediate Past President Ailce Duarte-Fletcher
Director Brian Corrigan
Director Chuck Weed
Jul 25, 2014
Offical Annual Visit to WG Rotary
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Club Events
Rotary District 6060 Conference 2014 Knight Conference Center
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
WGHS Senior Awards Night Webster Groves High School
May 01, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
May Rotary Happy Hour Llywelyn's Pub
May 20, 2014 05:15 PM - 07:30 PM
Club Installation Dinner Schroer Commons
Jun 28, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Club Marches in July 4th Community Days Parade Webster Groves High School
Jul 04, 2014 09:30 AM
District Governor Jill Walker's Visit Presbyterian Church of Webster Groves
Jul 25, 2014 12:10 PM - 01:15 PM
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