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
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 Scott Krejci on Nov 25, 2013
The club will hold its annual election for officers and directors for the 2014-2015 year at our meeting on Friday, Dec 6th. The Nominating Committee has submitted the following nominees (in alphabetical order): Frank Bloemke, Ted Domino, Tim Graham, Yvonne Johnson, Gerry Kettenbach, Harold Lumley Jr., Lee Moss, Jim Schleiffarth, and Chuck Weed.
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: gailmfernandez.blogspot.com/ & 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 12, 2013
Posted by Ann McReynolds on Aug 05, 2013
Our 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 Catherine (Katy) Fox on May 03, 2013
Guess who I had lunch with today? Clues...
He is 77 yrs old
played for 8 teams in nine years
Roomates with Roberto Clemente in early '60s
Played for St. Louis Cardinals 1965-1967
Retired from Royals 1971
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 Feb 08, 2013
Ailce Duarte-Fletcher installing our new member Ed Beck standing with him is club sponsor Mike Oppermann.(left to right)
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 entertainment....to Mike Opperman for helping us with the details of renting the Rec Center....to Brian Corrigan and the Kennys for serving that mountain of food....to 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 Rodney Cooper on Nov 12, 2012
Rod Cooper, our past pres, had to pay the debt owed from a challenge made to the past presidents of the Crestwood and Kirkwood clubs. Rod challenged Jennifer Bell and Robert Miller to a dinner to be paid by the president who's club brought in the fewest new members during 2011-2012 year. Rod said it really hurt when he had to pay. The meal, however, was enjoyed by all at The BLOCK in Webster. Great restaurant!
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 Ann McReynolds on Oct 12, 2012
The 54th year of our Pancake Festival was marked by bone-chilling rain, but inside it was warm and dry...and happy. While our several hundred guests feasted on pancakes, they were serenaded by Pat Welch's sublime jazz trio and were entertained by the Cardinals' resounding win over the Atlanta Braves on the BIG screen. There were a lot of very full, very happy people that night! The evening was greatly enhanced by the contribution of our Interact Club and exchange students, whose youthful energy was simply delightful....as well as very helpful!
This one-day event serves as our Rotary Club's only major fund raiser, providing the chief source for scholarship funds and for our numerous other service projects here in Webster Groves and around the world. Pancake Festival Co-Chairs Steve Turner and Kim White will announce the final figures at next week's meeting. Pancake Festival Photos (Slide show feature works for each page only.)
Posted by Rodney Cooper on Aug 18, 2012
Rotary Club of Webster Groves and local clubs in St. Louis and Honduras along with Engineers Without Borders of Washington University chapter team up with Primero Agua with a $56,000 grant to provide drilling equipment and training for fresh water.
Posted by Scott Krejci on Jun 21, 2012
Congratulations to Ailce Duarte-Fletcher installed as club president for our new year 2012-13. Her new board of directors: Kim White-Vice Pres., Nancy Battersby-Sec., Brian Corrigan-Treas., Tim Graham-Serg. at Arms, Justilien Landry-Dir., Steve Turner-Dir., Rod Cooper-Immed. Past Pres., Scott Krejci-Pres Elect.
See picures of the evening in our website's photo album. 2012-13 Installation Dinner
Posted by Rodney Cooper on Jun 21, 2012
Bill Massie received special recognition at the club's 2012-13 installation ceremony for 50 years of perfect attendance. Extraordinary!
Posted by Rodney Cooper on Jun 21, 2012
Each year the club recognizes a member with the "Outstanding Rotarian" award "for upholding and following the principals and ideals of the rotary way of life." This year the award was presented to Darlene Pratte. Thank you Darlene!
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 Bob Smutz on May 10, 2012
We received 12 entries from Affton HS, Nerinx HS, and WGHS. Jane Knobbe (left), a freshman at WGHS was the 1st place winner, and Bobby Varghese, a senior was the runner up. Both Jane and Bobby presented their essays to the club. Read Jane's winning essay here.
Posted by Yvonne Johnson on May 10, 2012
Photo left to right: Kevin Redmond, Andrea Kopczynski, Cari Hill, Perri Edwards, and Morgan O’Connor. Not in the photo is Andrew Webster.
The club awarded 6 scholarships to graduating seniors this year. Thank you to these extraordinary young people, and to the club and those who support Rotary for making a difference in forwarding them on in their education.
Posted by Rodney Cooper on May 11, 2012
New member Steve Shumate (left) with Club President Rod Cooper (right).
Posted by Seth Langton on May 04, 2012
Alba and Christian, the club's youth exchange students, spoke to the club about their homeland and year at Webster Groves High School. Rod Cooper, our club president, exchanged club banners with each of them. Rotary International's youth exchange program is the world's largest privately funded scholarship program serving over 8,000 exchange students in more than 110 countries each year. The Rotary Club of Webster Groves hosts two students inbound and outbound, each year.
Posted by Chuck Weed on Apr 06, 2012
The new Interact club at Webster Groves High School was introduced to the club on April 4th. They received their charter certificate and club banner, and are photographed here with our club's Interact committee members Chuck Weed and Sarah Riss and their staff sponsors. Congratulations!
Posted by Scott Krejci on Mar 30, 2012
New member Shawn Tucker (right) with President Rod Cooper (left).
Posted by Scott Krejci on Apr 04, 2012
President-Elect Ailce Duarte-Fletcher (front row 4th from right), and District Governor-Elect Tim Cudd (front row far right)
The Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute is a 2 day gathering in Jefferson City of the state's Presidents-Elect and Secretarys-Elect providing inspirational and informative quality training. Assistant Governors meet with their club offciers. Past District Governors hear a Rotary update from RI. Everyone learns more about the focus for 2012-13 and the theme "Peace Through Service." Attending from our club was President-Elect Ailce Duarte-Fletcher, President-Elect Nominee Scott Krejci, Sarah Riss and Kim White for Interact and Rotaract training, and Faith Markus in her new role as our district's first Deputy District Governor.
Posted by Scott Krejci on Mar 02, 2012
James Carlton (right) and President Rod Cooper (left).
Posted by Rodney Cooper on Feb 01, 2012
From left: Rotary Community Projects Chair-Charles Schneider, Club President-Rod Cooper, and Library Director-Tom Cooper. Photo by: Gerry Evans.
The Rotary Club of Webster Groves has made a $2,000 grant to the library. The money was used to purchase a new collection of the ever-popular Eyewitness Books for the Children’s Collections, and a large ‘Imagination Station,’ which will be used in the craft and programming area of the new Children’s Room.
Posted by Nancy Battersby on Dec 06, 2011
The Rotary Club of Webster Groves has developed an award that supports the meaningful involvement of students in grades Pre-K to 12 public service learning projects. These projects may support the needs of others locally, in the United States, or in countries throughout the world. The purpose is not to supplement available general operating funds, but to provide funding to honor successful projects and encourage further projects that encourage and foster the ideal of service to others.
Posted by Scott Krejci on Feb 22, 2011
Read the article by Mark Schlinkmann in Stltoday.com 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
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