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AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 23
by Coleman, Gloria



 

December is FAMILY MONTH!!!

**Senator John Cornyn spoke at our club two weeks ago and talked about some of the changes he thinks Washington should make.**

Dr. Jerry Miller is back this week to give us the continuation of his previous program.

 

December 18, 2010 Bell Ringing at the two entrances at Wal-Mart on W. Amarillo Blvd and one entrance on United on W. Amarillo Blvd/Gem Lake rd... Anyone else that can help please contact Michael Hooten!!!

The Christmas Party at the Amarillo Club was filled with fun times and lots of great singing from Mr. & Mrs. Bledsoe and the Otwell Twins.

December Program Chair

Ira Purdy

Mark Your Calendars/Iphones/Blackberrys:

December 16th & 17th : Strategic Planning Meetings @ Senior Citizen’s (2:00-5:00)

December 24th: No Meeting

December 30th: Board Meeting @ Crickets, Olsen & Paramount

December 31th: Election of 2011-2012 (There will be a meeting)

New Bulletin Editor: Randall Renfroe

 

Rotarian December Birthdays!

  

Adrian Meander 12/06   John Watson 12/07       Austin Bagley 12/09     

 

Scott Brumley 12/09        Bob East 12/13             Brad Boxwell 12/20      

                     

                                                               John Abbott 12/29

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

   

                                                

Invocation

 Introductions

Greeter

                                  12/17/2010    

Dick Davis     

Lyndon Latham     

David Russell

                                  12/31/2010

Cathy Derr

John Abbott

Parker Beebe

                                  01/07/2010

Beth Duke

Randall Renfroe

Richard Gower

We're This Close!

Rotary is "this close" to achieving its goal of a polio-free world and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. From Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and action movie star Jackie Chan to golf legend Jack Nicklaus and conservationist Jane Goodall, more than 20 international and regional luminaries with a social conscience are raising their thumbs and forefingers in the “this close” gesture, to appear on billboards and in print ads soon to be seen worldwide. Television and radio public service announcements also will be available in the coming months. Rotary clubs can use the ads within their communities to increase awareness of and support for Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge , the ongoing effort to raise $200 million for polio eradication to match $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Clubs and districts are encouraged to customize the “This Close” ads to help promote their own polio fundraising efforts, and to seek donated or discounted placements from their local newspapers, outdoor advertising companies, and television and radio stations. The ads complement the polio eradication component of Rotary’s broader Humanity in Motion public image campaign. The “This Close” ads were introduced at the 2010 International Assembly. Print ads have since run in several publications, including The Rotarian magazine, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal Asia. Rotarians at the 2010 RI Convention also saw them at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

*From RI Website

Dale Elliott Polio Plus Chairman notes that in recent Amarillo Global News articles (09/06/10 & 12/11/10) that a boy in Dakar, Senegal had polio & more than 200 people between the ages of 15-24 had died from a rare and unusually fatal outbreak of polio in the Republic of Congo, Africa. These two countries are not on the list of 4. “Obviously Polio is spreading and we all must step up Elliott said”.

• If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe806-354-3200 or randall@allstatesecurity.com
AWR Bulletin Volume 53 Number 26
by Coleman, Gloria



January is ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH

January Program Chairman:  Shelly Moon

 

THIS WEEKS SPEAKER:    DENNIS PUSKA

OF THE AMARILLO BULLS

Last Meeting:

      Linda Palmer, Membership Director of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce spoke on the value of membership in the Chamber and how the chamber focuses on improving economic opportunities and building stronger net working with the community. The Amarillo Chamber membership dues have not been raised in over 20 years due to several fund raising events including the annual Good Times Celebration Barbeque Cook-off in September with over 6000 + people in attendance. The next activity will be Panhandle Days in Austin on February 21 & 22.  Call the Chamber if you would like participate in this event.

 

Guests for last week

Amarillo Rotary Club:                                Amarillo West Guest:

Melvin Eades                                    Rufas Rorba guest of Tom Gerald

Beaumont Boyce                             Don Carper guest of Linda Carper

                          Bill Summerbill

 

Next Week’s Program:   Devita Dan, Public Affairs and Special Events Manager for Bell Helicopter.

 

             District 5730 Conference

 Amarillo Country Club

April 28th - May 1st

 

Volunteers are needed from Amarillo West Rotary for the following committees:  Plenary Sessions, Silent Auction and Decoration Committee.

Other committees include: Underwriting, Hospitality, Awards, Necrology, Sergeant at Arms and Transportation.  

 

  Please contact Gloria Coleman or David Kemp if you are interested in serving

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

January 27th – Board Meeting – 11:30 am - @ Crickets – located at Olsen & Paramount

February 1, 2011:  RYLA Registration Deadline

April 28 – May 1st:  District 5730 Conference:  Amarillo Country Club

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

 

Invocation

Introductions

Greeter

 

 

 

 

1/21/2011

Dale Elliot

Ron Edmonson

Ruth Bryant

1/28/2011

Gary Gibson

Ross Hood

Fred Snyder

 

 

 

 

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Rotarian January Birthdays!!

Richard Gower                                  1/08/11

Ruth Bryant                                       1/15/11

Parker Beebe                                    1/22/11

Pat Clark                                            1/25/11

Fred Snyder                                      1/28/11

 

End Polio Now

Help Us Reach Our Goal of $2000.00

Bring a $1.00 for the Brag Box

 

January 14, Brags:

·         Randall Renfroe:  Elected :Young Security Professional of the Electronic Security Association

Of the National Association in Dallas

·         Darrell Bledsoe and Andy Chase wrote and performed “Bethlehem or Bust  a Children Musical”

·         Jelaine Workman celebrated her 34th year wedding anniversary  

 

 

“New Club Runner”

www.amarillowestrotary.org

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 27 - Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria


 



January is ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH

January Program Chairman:  Shelly Moon

 

THIS WEEKS SPEAKER:  Devita Dan , Affairs and Special Events       

Manager for Bell Helicopter

 

Last Meeting:

                        DENNIS PUSKA OF THE AMARILLO BULLS , spoke on the North American Hockey Team consisting of young men 17-20 years old.  These young men are not only the rough & tough Amarillo Bulls but they are also very involved in serving the  betterment of the community by giving back with their volunteer time. Not only being very competitive team the young men are striving to obtain a Scholarship and a future career in Hockey. In September the Amarillo Bulls sponsor a Hockey training camp.  Janna Kiehl was the winner of 4  Hockey Game Tickets

 

Guests for last week

 

Amarillo Rotary Club:                                Amarillo West Guest:

 Bill Quackenbush                           Kevin Derbard guest of Tom Gerald

                               Bob Gerald       

 

End Polio Now - Our Goal is $2000

FACTS ON POLIO

Polio is:  crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, polio (poliomyelitis) still strikes children mainly under the age of five in countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

  • Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death.  Because there is no cure for polio, the best protection is prevention. For as little as US$0.60 worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.   
  • It can cause paralysis within hours, and polio paralysis is almost always irreversible. 
  • In the most severe cases, polio attacks the motor neurons of the brain stem, causing breathing difficulty or even death.
  • Historically, polio has been the world’s greatest cause of disability. If polio isn’t eradicated, the world will continue to live under the threat of the disease. More than 10 million children will be paralyzed in the next 40 years if the world fails to capitalize on its US$5 billion global investment in eradication.

 

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 27 - Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

April 28 – May 1st District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

Volunteers are needed from Amarillo West Rotary for the following committees:  Plenary Sessions, Silent Auction and Decoration Committee.  Please contact Gloria Coleman or David Kemp to help with this event our club is responsible for at the conference.

Remember your Responsibilities!

 

Invocation

Introductions

Greeter

 

 

 

 

1/28/2011

Gary Gibson

Ross Hood

Fred Snyder

2/04/2011

Richard Gower

Scott Bentley

Jeff Bempong

 

 

 

 

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!>>

                           

                              Brag Box for January 21st:

                                   Bring $1 for the Brag Box 

                                Tom Gerald entertained us with two delightful tunes on his harmonica

                                                         Rotarian 
                                                            February Birthdays!!

                                                          Fred Snyder              1/28/11

                                                          Steve Chappell         2/04/11

                                                          Mike Conner             2/04/11

                                                          David Russell           2/07/11

                                                         Sandra Pelfrey          2/09/11

                                                         Janna Kiehl               2/20/11

                                                         John Notestine         2/27/11

 

Letter from Garet:  The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg meets at noon Mondays..I received my badge, of course, my first name was misspelled (as it usually is), but I was welcomed as a new member by transfer…so, still a Rotarian, different club…hope the club is doing well..will look forward to making up in the future as I’m sure with children in Amarillo I’ll be back from time to time.   Best Garet

 

 Sincere Sympathy is extended to Gloria Coleman for the lost of her sister this week.

                                                              “New Club Runner”

                                                       www.amarillowestrotary.org

            

Rotary International Convention, New Orleans USA, May 21-25, 2011

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 29 - Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



February is World Understanding Month

February Program Chairman: Dale Elliott

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Dr. Gerald Parker, D.O.

Amarillo’s Doctors Clinic

 

Last Week’s Speaker: Four Price

A fourth generation Texan and Amarillo native, Four Price was elected by the people of Potter, Sherman, Moore, and Carson counties to serve as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. As a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition, Four is committed to upholding conservative values.  He stands behind his pledge to act with fiscal responsibility, fight for limited government, and reduce unnecessary regulations. Together, Four and his wife Karen have four children Brooke, Cody, Abby, and Curry.  They reside in Amarillo.  Four is a member of the Texas Legislative Sportsman Caucus, National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.  Four is an active outdoorsman and an overall good guy.   

 

This month the Rotary Club of Chicago was founded on February 23, 1905.  Leaders of the Club went on to establish Rotary International in 1910.  Paul Harris, Rotary’s founder, became the first international president.  Ches Perry, of ROTARY/One, became the first general secretary of the newly formed international office.  The Rotary Club of Chicago, operating as ROTARY/One, the world’s first service club, has for 106 years remained dedicated to the Rotary Movement and its continued growth to over 200 countries.

                     End Polio Now - Our Goal is $2000

 

Reach Within to

Embrace Humanity

RI President, Kaylan Banarjee, asked Rotarians to “Reach Within to Embrace

Humanity” during the 2011-2012 Rotary year.  He urges Rotarians to harness their inner resolve and strength to achieve success in Rotary.  He said, “Discover yourself, develop the strengths within you, and then unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to embrace humanity.” 

 

Valentine’s Day is on the Way!

Bob Dempsey has put together a Valentine Social for our sweetheart

Valentine Party – Hoffbrau, February 11, 2011, Friday Night

6:00-7:00 – Social Hour

7:00 – Dinner

You will be billed $16.00 per person.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

Rotarian
February Birthdays!!

Janna Kiehl               2/20/11

John Notestine         2/27/11

 

Kindergarten book project

Ira Purdy, Service Project Chair, has set the dates for us to deliver the books to the kindergarten students.  This will count as an attendance meeting if you attend one of these functions.  It is always a rare occasion to see the faces of the children and hear their comments as they receive the books with their names, their teacher’s name and their school’s name inside the books we provide for them each year.  This is possible by our District 5730 Matching Grant.

                                                                              School appointment times are set for:

                                                                           Friday 2/18 at 9:30 a.m.  Whittier Elementary             

                                                                            Friday 2/18 at 1:20 p.m. Hamlet Elementary             

                                                                         Friday 2/25 at 9:30 a.m.    Forest Hill Elementary         

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 29 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

February 22nd-Celebrating the 106th Anniversary of Rotary International

February 23rd-Healthcare Mentoring Program/Michael Hooten

April 28 – May 1st District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

Written District Governor 2013-2014 Nominations Deadline is February 28

Remember your Responsibilities! 

 

Invocation

Introductions

Greeter

 

 

 

 

2/11/2011

Gordon Swearengen

Scott Brumley

Michael Hooten

2/18/2011

2/25/2011

 

Ross Hood

Michael Hooten

 

Ira Purdy

Richard Gower

 

Cathy Derr

Stephanie Rifenberg

 

 

 

 

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

 Sincere Sympathy is extended to Judy Whiteley for the lost of her brother, Jimmy Don Pearson.

                                                                        Hunger Plus

                                           To feed the hungry and help them become self-reliant

If there are any suggestions on how we can help as a club, please email your thoughts and ideas on this important matter to Gloria at gecoleman@unitedplanners.com

Rotary International Convention

May 21-25, 2011

New Orleans, USA

 New Club Runner”

www.amarillowestrotary.org

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 30 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



Volume 53, Number 30                          February 18, 2011

February is World Understanding Month

February Program Chairman: Dale Elliott

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Dr. Graziella Marchicelli

Amarillo Museum of Art

 

Last Week’s Speaker: Gerald Parker, D.O. with Amarillo Doctors Clinic

Last Week, Dr. Gerald Parker, D.O., spoke about Chelation Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen.  Chelation Therapy is a non-surgical treatment for reversing artherosclerosis (the excessive build up of plaque in the arteries), improve blocked circulation, slowing the aging process, and removing metals from the body.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers forces oxygen into every cell of the body, which can start a chain of events that help reduce inflammation, promote healing, and encourage tissue regeneration.  It has returned motor function to stroke victims, and allowed wheelchair bound, brain, and spinal cord injured patients to return to the world of the walking.

Kindergarten book project

Ira Purdy, Service Project Chair, has set the dates for us to deliver the books to the kindergarten students.  This will count as an attendance meeting if you attend one of these functions.  It is always a rare occasion to see the faces of the children and hear their comments as they receive the books with their names, their teacher’s name and their school’s name inside the books we provide for them each year.  This is possible by our District 5730 Matching Grant.

School appointment times are set for:

©February 18th - Deliver books to Whittier Elementary Kindergarteners@9:30 - 2004 N. Marrs St.

©February 18th - Deliver books to Hamlet Elementary Kindergarteners@1:20 - 705 Sycamore St.

 Please try to attend.  It will make your day!

 

Historic Moments:   The First Four Rotarians

On February 23, 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and  Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary Club meeting.  Harris’s desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.  

          

Donate to End Polio Now

Our Goal is $2000

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 30 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

February 18th - Deliver books to Whittier Elementary Kindergarteners@9:30 - 2004 N. Marrs St.

February 18th - Deliver books to Hamlet Elementary Kindergarteners@1:20 - 705 Sycamore St.

February 22nd - Celebrating the 106th Anniversary of Rotary International

February 25th - Deliver books to Forest Hill Elementary Kindergarteners@9:30 - 3515 E. Amarillo Blvd

February 23rd - Healthcare Mentoring Program/Michael Hooten

April 28 – May 1st - District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

The Rotary Club of Amarillo

Presents

Internationally Acclaimed Italian Pianist

Francesco Attesti

Featuring the works of:

Chopin, Liszt, Satie, Verdi, and Piazzolla

Benefiting the Amarillo YMCA

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

1200 South Washington Street

Adults: $20           Students: $10

For tickets call The Rotary Club of Amarillo

 

Written District Governor 2013-2014 Nominations Deadline is February 28

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

 

Invocation

Introductions

Greeter

 

 

 

 

2/18/2011

Ross Hood

Ira Purdy

Cathy Derr

2/25/2011

If you can’t be here please ask someoFe to sub for you!

 

 


Michael Hooten

Richard Gower

 

Stephanie Rifenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Rotarian
    February Birthdays!!

                        Janna Kiehl               2/20/11

                        John Notestine         2/27/11

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to Dale Elliott
for Rotarian of the Month for January

 

Dale was chosen as Rotarian of the Month for January because of his acts of generosity.  He is always willing to volunteer and help others.  He is a Polio Plus Chairman and he has volunteered to be the program chair for January.

 

Hunger Plus Inc.

To feed the hungry and help them become self reliant.

If there are any suggestions on how we can help as a club, please email your thoughts and ideas on this important matter to Gloria at gecoleman@unitedplanners.com

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA

21-25 May 2011

 

 

New Club Runner”

Www.amarillowestrotary.org

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com
Volume 53, Number 31, February 25, 2011 - Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

February is World Understanding Month

February Program Chairman: Dale Elliott

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Mack Thornberry

United States Congressman

 

Last Week’s Speaker: Dr. Graziella Marchicelli with Amarillo Museum of Art

Last week, Dr. Graziella Marchicelli, spoke about this year’s exhibition-The Collector: Treasures from the Texas Panhandle.  This exhibition has selections from close to 50 private panhandle area collectors.  Included in the exhibition are works by Mary Cassatt, Charles Burchfield, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Alfred Sisley, Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot, J.M.W. Turner, Marc Chagall, Thomas Hart Benton, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Edward Potthast, Gilbert Stuart, Renori, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Joan Mirό-to name just a few.  The exhibition will last until March 20, 2011 at the Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren.

Quote of the Month: Understand and be Understood

“The spirit of Rotary is not exclusive; it expands.  It is not local, it is universal.  And so the wish to understand and to be understood, the wish to see the virtues rather than the faults in others, the longing to find out what we have in common rather than what divides us-these can be shared.” – Gian Paolo Lang, 1956-57 RI President, address to 1957 convention

 

 

 

END POLIO NOW

Help Rotary meet the challenge

Our Goal is $2000

 

Program Chairman for March

will be

Brad Boxwell

Volume 53, Number 31, February 25, 2011 - Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



Jerry Mills offered Rotary International the use of the song "Come Join Us" as a means to promote the tremendous work and efforts of Rotarians worldwide.

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans, USA

May 21-25, 2011

 

              Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

February 25th - Deliver books to Forest Hill Elementary Kindergarteners@9:30 - 3515 E. Amarillo Blvd

March 18-19 - President Elect Training (PETS) Dallas, TX

April 28 – May 1st - District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

Remember to Turn in Rotary Cruise Tickets to Ruth Quackenbush

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

  

Rotarian February/March Birthdays!!

 

John Notestine                2/27/11

Gary Moore                       3/01/11

Tom Amason                     3/03/11

Dick Davis                           3/03/11

Ross Hood                          3/08/11

Darrell Bledsoe               3/14/11

William Boyce                 3/14/11

Robert Templeton         3/17/11

Shelly Moon                     3/19/11

Beth Duke                          3/24/11

 

 

Remember Your Responsibilities!!

 

 

 

Invocation

Introductions

Greeter

2/25/2011

Michael Hooten

Richard Gower

Stephanie Rifenberg

3/04/2011

Chris Jensen

Adrian Meander

Darrell Bledsoe

3/11/2011

3/18/2011

3/25/2011

Joe Jones

Allen Kemper

Janna Kiehl

Brad Boxwell

Herb Crowell

Robert Templeton

William Boyce

Dick Davis

Beth Duke

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 33, Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

March is Literacy Month

March Program Chairman:  Brad Boxwell

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, The Rotary Foundation has established the Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Fund, which will support long-term recovery projects in affected areas.  Rotarians can donate online.

 
This Week’s Speaker: Robert Green
 with Homeland Security

 Next Week’s Speaker: 
Sammy Davis, U.S. Navy

Last Week’s Speaker: Samarah Meil with Amarillo Travel Network 

Last week’s speaker, Samarah Meil, spoke to us about this year’s fundraiser.  This year we will be raffling off a 6 night/7 day all inclusive, 4 star resort stay for two in Costa Rica.  This includes all meals, snacks, beverages, taxes, and gratuities with round trip airfare and airport transfers.  There is also an Arial Volcano and Hot Spring tour and a Forest Canopy Adventure (zip-lining).  Tickets are $50.00 each.  For more information, please contact Judy Whiteley, fundraiser chairman.  

 
 

                                           From Polio Plus Chairman, Dale Elliott:
                         Our Polio Plus $2000 commitment to the International Rotary Polio Campaign has been reached

                                                                                            $2,022.67 

End Polio Now

Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

Our Goal is $2000 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Brad Boxwell has been appointed to the Board as the Membership Committee Chair. He will be getting in touch with several of the members to plan a strategy for a membersip drive. If interested in being on his committee, please give Brad a call @ 355-8156.

 

The District Governor Nominee Committee met on Saturday, March 5, 2011 and selected Mr. Ken Patterson from the Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club as the District Governor Nominee Designate for the Rotary year 2013-2014. He will be confirmed during the District 5730 Conference in Amarillo, April 28th to May 1st.

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 33, Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

March 18-20- President Elect Training (PETS) Dallas, Tx

April 26-May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic

April 28-May 1st- District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

Turn in Rotary Cruise Tickets to Ruth  Quackenbush     

 (Remember they are already paid for by your Foundation Dues) 

 Remember your Responsibilities!

 

   Invocation

 Introductions

Greeter

 3/11/2011

   Joe Jones

Brad Boxwell

William Boyce

 3/18/2011

   Allen Kemper

Herb Crowell

Dick Davis

 3/25/2011

   Janna Kiehl

Robert Templeton

Beth Duke

 

 

 

 If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

April 26th-May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from The Dominican Republic will be arriving in Amarillo from Plainview.  If interested in housing these students, please contact Ruth Quakenbush or Gloria Coleman.

Rotarian March Birthdays!!

                                                                           Darrell Bledsoe              3/14/11

                                                         William Boyce               3/14/11

                                                        Robert Templeton          3/17/11

                                                         Shelly Moon                  3/19/11

                                                         Beth Duke                     3/24/11

 

Costa Rica!

Drawing for 6 Days/7 Nights for Two at an

all-inclusive 4 Star resort in Costa Rica   

For more information, please contact
 Judy Whiteley, fundraiser chairman

 Rotary International Convention

New Orleans, USA

21-25 May 2011  

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 32, Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



Kindergarten Book Project

 

Remember to Turn in Rotary Cruise Tickets to Ruth Quackenbush

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

March 7-13 – Rotaract Week

March 18-20 - President Elect Training (PETS) Dallas, TX

April 26-May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic arriving

April 28 – May 1st - District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

 

 

 Remember your Responsibilities!

 

 

   Invocation

 Introductions

Greeter

 3/04/2011

   Chris Jensen

Adrian Meander

Darrell Bledsoe

 3/11/2011

   Joe Jones

Brad Boxwell

William Boyce

 3/18/2011

 3/25/2011

 

   Allen Kemper

   Janna Kiehl

 

Herb Crowell

Robert Templeton

 

Dick Davis

Beth Duke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotarian March Birthdays!!

                                Gary Moore                           3/01/11

                                Tom Amason                        3/03/11

                                Hick Davis                             3/03/11

                                Ross Hood                            3/08/11

                                Darrell Bledsoe                    3/14/11

                                William Boyce                      3/14/11

                                Robert Templeton               3/17/11

                                Shelly Moon                         3/19/11

                                Beth Duke                     3/24/11

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans, USA

21-25 May 2011 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 32, Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



March is Literacy Month

March Program Chairman: Brad Boxwell

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Samarah Meil

With

Amarillo Travel Network

 

Last Week’s Speaker: Mac Thornberry United States Congressman

Last week’s speaker, Mac Thornberry, spoke to us about how he has been introducing an energy bill to increase production of all kind with the “No More Excuses Energy Act.”  This bill encourages the production of all nuclear, alternative energy and fuels, and oil and gas.  The “No More Excuses Energy Act” includes provisions that:

·         Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to responsible drilling

·         Encourage new refinery construction

·         Boost alternative energy development

·         Support alternative fuels

·         Boost solar energy development

·         Encourage investment

 

“Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.”

~Paul Harris

End Polio Now

Help Rotary meet the challenge

Our Goal is $2000 

AWR Club Bulletin, Volume 53 Number 34, Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

This Week’s Speaker:

Sammy Davis, U.S. Navy

March is Literacy Month

March Program Chairman:  Brad Boxwell

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, The Rotary Foundation has established the Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Fund, which will support long-term recovery projects in affected areas.  Rotarians can donate online.

 
 
Last Week's Speaker: Robert Green with Homeland Security
Last week''s speaker, Robert Green spoke to us about border patrol and drug cartels.  The priority mission of border control is preventing terrorists and terrorists’ weapons from entering the United States.  Robert Green personally has arrested someone from every country.  Also, Mexican drug trafficking organizations represent the greatest organized crime threat to the United States today.  Homeland Security is working on the front lines to bring an end to the terrible effects of the drug trade and the violence it brings. 
 

Next Week’s Speaker:

       Tom Moss with theSouthwest Cowboy Music and Poetry Association

 

 
AWR Club Bulletin, Volume 53, Number 34, Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

 

March 18-20 - President Elect Training (PETS) Dallas, TX

March 24- Board Meeting at Crickets, Paramount & Olsen 11:30am-1:00pm

April 26-May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic

April 28 – May 1st - District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

 

Turn in Rotary Cruise Tickets to Ruth Quackenbush

(Remember they are already paid for by your Foundation Dues)

 

        Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation             Introductions                   Greeter

3/18/2011    Glenda Carper       Herb Crowell                   Dick Davis

3/25/201      Allen Kemper        Robert Templeton            Beth Duke

 

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Rotarian March Birthdays!!

Shelly Moon           3/19/11

Beth Duke             3/24/11

 

April 26th-May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from The Dominican Republic will be arriving in Amarillo from Plainview.  If interested in housing these students, please contact Ruth Quakenbush or Gloria Coleman.

Crickets Casual Dining

March 24th there will be a Board Meeting at Crickets,

Paramount and Olsen from 11:30 am-1:00 pm

For more information on the Costa Rica Drawing,

please contact Judy Whiteley, fundraiser chairman.

 

Rotary Club Hockey Night is coming up!  Details coming soon!!

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans, USA

 21-25 May 2011

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 35 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

March is Literacy Month

March Program Chairman: Brad Boxwell

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Tom Moss with the

Southwest Cowboy

Music and Poetry Association

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available.

“Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Last Week’s Speaker: Sammy Davis, U.S. Army

Last week’s speaker, Sammy Davis, received the Medal of Honor, on November 18, 1967, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty. He spoke to us about FREEDOM NOW for the Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action yet to be “accounted for” from the Vietnam War.

Congratulations to the Bell Ringers!

Michael Hooten reported that Amarillo West Rotary was recognized for their generous service to the community at the Salvation Army’s Appreciation Luncheon this month! We finished 2nd place in our contributions!

  

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53, Number 35 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



April Program Chairman

Scott Bentley

 

April is Magazine Month

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

March 28th- Foundation Tickets must be turned to Ruth Quackenbush

April Service Projects, see Ira Purdy for information

Diabetic Camp (applications are available)

AISD Tree Planting Project

April 26th -May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic April 28th – May 1st - District 5730 Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation                              Introductions                         Greeter

3/25/2011        Jelaine Workman                     Robert Templeton                   Beth Duke

4/01/2011        Gene Shelburne                       Carl Benson                            Shelly Moon

4/08/2011        Lyndon Latham                      Sandra Pelfrey                          Robert Templeton

4/15/2011        Adrian Meander                      Austin Bagley                         Gary Purser

4/22/2011        Shelly Moon                            Carlton Clemens                     Ross Hood

4/29/2011        Dale Elliott                              Joe Jones                                 Gene Shelburne

 

                        If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

        Rotarian April Birthdays!

Thomas Reyman     04/04/2011

Chris Jensen            04/06/2011

Richard Constancio 04/09/2011

Joe Hastings            04/13/2011

David Kemp             04/16/2011

Henry Hamilton     04/24/2011

 

April Service Projects:

Diabetic Camp (applications are available)

AISD Tree Planting Project

Contact Ira Purdy for more information

 

                           End Polio Now - Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

For more information about the drawing for the Costa Rica trip,

please contact Judy Whiteley, fundraiser chairman

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, Please contact Randall Renfroe at Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 36 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



April is Magazine Month

April Program Chairman: Scott Bentley

This Week’s Speaker:

Jarrett Atkinson, Amarillo City Manager

Next week’s speaker:

Billy Bryan Brown, Alaskan Wilderness Family

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available. “Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Last Week’s Speaker: Tom Moss with the Southwest Cowboy Music and Poetry Association

Last week’s speaker, Tom Moss, spoke to us about how people wanted to be able to receive their mail faster and that is how the Pony Express came about. The Pony Express was founded by William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors. Later Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill reenacted the Pony Express in stage plays.

Last week guest:

Brad Gonzales with News Channel 10 came with Jelaine Workman

Bill Quackenbush from Downtown Rotary came with Ruth Quackenbush

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 36 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

April 26th -May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic

2 civil engineers are needed as mentors for two of the men

April 29th AWR weekly Friday meeting will be in the Amarillo Club ballroom during the conference

 

Brag Box

Darrell Bledsoe-putting on an Amazing show on

Friday and Saturday at the Church of Christ at The Colonies

Dale Elliott-hiring 9 new people

Bob Templeton-broke his lent

“Silence is Golden”

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

                                  Invocation

   Introductions                   

Greeter

4/01/2011

Gene Shelburne

Carl Benson

Shelly Moon

4/08/2011

4/15/2011

4/22/2011

4/29/2011

Lyndon Latham

Adrian Meander

Shelly Moon

Dale Elliott

Sandra Pelfrey

Austin Bagley

Carlton Clemens

Joe Jones

Robert Templeton

Gary Purser

Ross Hood

Gene Shelburne

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Rotarian April Birthdays!!

Thomas Reyman              4/04/11

Chris Jensen                       4/06/11

Richard Constancio          4/09/11

Joe Hastings                      4/13/11

David Kemp                        4/16/11

Henry Hamilton                4/24/11

 

April Service Projects:

Diabetic Camp (applications are available)

AISD Tree Planting Project

Contact Ira Purdy for more information

 

District Conference meeting at the Amarillo Club

April 28th-May 1st

 

Speakers for the District Conference:

Past Texas State Representative, Gary Walker; water rights in Texas

Tumbleweed Smith

Michael Campbell; Hope thru Golf Video

 

April Speakers:

4/01/11 Jarrett Atkinson,Amarillo City Manager

4/08/11 Billy Bryan Brown,Alaskan Wilderness Family

4/15/11 Melissa Dailey, Downtown Amarillo

4/22/11 Don Powell

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 37 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

April is Magazine Month

April Program Chairman: Scott Bentley

This Week’s Speaker:

Billy Bryan Brown, Alaskan Wilderness Family

 

Next week’s speaker:

Melissa Dailey, Downtown Amarillo

Last Week’s Speaker: Jarrett Atkinson, Amarillo City Manager

Last week’s speaker, Jarrett Atkinson, spoke to us about interesting statistics in Amarillo. There are 11,000 street lights in Amarillo, 8,000 homes, 323 officers.

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available.

“Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Last week guest:

Brad Gonzales with News Channel 10 came with Jelaine Workman

Rafus Roca came with Tom Gerald

John Huffaker and Bill Summerville were guest from the Amarillo Club

AWR Club Bulletin Volume 53 Number 37 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



Rotarians have been finding a number of ways to help victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

In response to the disasters, The Rotary Foundation established the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund, which will support long-term recovery projects in the affected areas. More than US$500,000 has been donated since the fund opened on 11 March.

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

April 26th -May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic

 2 civil engineers are needed as mentors for two of the men

April 29th AWR weekly Friday meeting will be in the Amarillo

Club ballroom during the conference

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

                         Invocation

                 Introductions

             Greeter

4/08/2011

4/15/2011

4/22/2011

4/29/2011

Lyndon Latham

Adrian Meander

Shelly Moon

Dale Elliott

Sandra Pelfrey

Austin Bagley

Carlton Clemens

Joe Jones

Robert Templeton

Gary Purser

Ross Hood

Gene Shelburne

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

April Service Projects:

Diabetic Camp-Ira Purdy

AISD Tree Planting Project-Adrian Meander

Rotarian April Birthdays!!

Richard Constancio 4/09/11

Joe Hastings 4/13/11

David Kemp 4/16/11

Henry Hamilton 4/24/11

 

Share The Rotarian with your community during Magazine Month,

and help promote Rotary’s work around the world.

 

April Speakers:

4/08/11 Billy Bryan Brown,Alaskan Wilderness Family

4/15/11 Melissa Dailey, Downtown Amarillo

4/22/11 Don Powell

 

Speakers for the District Conference:

Past Texas State Representative, Gary Walker; Water rights in Texas

Tumbleweed Smith

Michael Campbell; Hope thru Golf Video

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 38 April 15, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



April is Magazine Month

 

April Program Chairman: Scott Bentley

This Week’s Speaker:

Melissa Dailey, Downtown Amarillo

Next week’s speaker:

Don Powell

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available. “Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

 

Last Week’s Speaker: Bob Templeton

Last week, Bob Templeton finally gave a classification talk from birth on. He spoke about how his granny shooting the dog for killing her chickens and the tough times growing up. He also talked about his great law partners. He told of a case in the early 1960’s that he defended for News Channel 10 against the George Lincoln Rockwell American Nazi Party.

Last week’s guest:

Beaumont Boyce with the Amarillo Downtown Rotary

Volume 53, Number 38 April 15, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

April 19th- Caprock Tree Planting

April 22nd Board Meeting at Crickets Casual Dining on Paramount and Olsen

April 26th -May 2nd Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Dominican Republic

 2 civil engineers are needed as mentors for two of the men

April 29th AWR weekly Friday meeting will be in the Amarillo Country Club ballroom during the conference

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation                           Introductions                     Greeter

4/15/2011            Adrian Meander               Austin Bagley                     Gary Purser

4/22/2011            Shelly Moon                      Carlton Clemens               Ross Hood

4/29/2011            Dale Elliott                           Joe Jones                            Gene Shelburne

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Come join us on April 19th at 10:00 am, Caprock High School, for the AISD Tree Planting Project.

There will be a board meeting at Crickets Casual Dining on April 22nd at 11:30am-1:00pm

April Service Projects:

Diabetic Camp-Ira Purdy

AISD Tree Planting Project-Adrian Meander

Rotarian April Birthdays!!

David Kemp 4/16/11

Henry Hamilton 4/24/11

District Conference meeting at the Amarillo Country Club

April 28th-May 1st

Speakers for the District Conference:

Past Texas State Representative, Gary Walker; Water rights in Texas

Tumbleweed Smith, PDG

Veteran, Michael Campbell, “Hope Thru Golf”

Sponsors and underwriting is still needed for the District 5730 Conference. $100.00 for business to be listed in the program, $250.00 for business card to be put in the program and $500.00 for a half a page. Any donations of an item for the Silent Auction would be appreciated. Contact Gloria or Jelaine, if interested.

Share The Rotarian with your community during Magazine Month, and help promote Rotary’s work around the world.

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 
Volume 53, Number 40 April 29, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



Last Week’s Speaker: Don Powell

Last week, Don Powell, spoke to us about how culture is very important. The way that we treat customers, co-workers, and peers is a very important part of our culture and it is a reflection on how successful we are as an individual and as a group.

May Program Chair:

Bill Scott, Sr.

May 6th Speaker: Wayne Osteen-

Soap Box Derby

May 13th Speaker:

Eddie Melin-Stories from an Old Man

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011.

Registration packets are available.

“Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Last week’s guest:

Lloyd Dean Gower was guest of Richard Gower

Brad Gonzales was guest of Jelaine Workman

Rufus Rocha was guest of Tom Gerald

John Boyce with Amarillo Rotary

Peter Boyce with Amarillo Rotary

David Walvoord with Amarillo Rotary

 

April’s Quote of the Month:

“I commend to you the opportunity for a rare fellowship with men and women from many lands. There are no strangers in a Rotary Convention. Introductions are unnecessary. To participate in friendship, show yourself friendly. Your personal enthusiasm imparted to others will make of this the greatest convention for you that Rotary has ever held.”

Arthur H. Sapp 1927-1928 RI President

Volume 53, Number 40 April 29, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



Speakers in May:

May 6th – Wayne Osteen, Soap Box Derby

May 13th – Eddie Melin, “Stories from an Old Man”

May 20th – Spanky Assiter, Auctioneers & how they work

May 27th – Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

May 3rd – Tascosa High School Award Ceremony. Two $500.00

scholarships will be given.

June 1st – Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, TX

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan, NM

Rotarian May Birthdays!!

Gordon Swearengen 5/02

Bob Altman 5/05

Don Patterson 5/16

Art Spikes 5/26

Gene Shelburne 5/28

Too many Americans don’t have enough to eat. In 2009, the number reached 50 million, 17 million of whom were children. David Bobanick, executive director of Rotary First Harvest, a Program of Rotary District 5030 in Washington State, is committed to shrinking those statistics. He is still haunted by the memory of a woman he helped years ago at a food pantry. She reminded him of his grandmother. “That did it for me,” he says.

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

                         Invocation           Introductions           Greeter

  5/06/2011    John Notestine      Parker Beebe          Gordon Swearengen

  5/13/2011    Sandra Pelfrey        Beth Duke              Herb Crowell 

 5/20/2011     Ira Purdy               Allen Kemper           Gary Gibson  

5/26/2011   Gary Purser           Steve Chappell          Adrian Meander

                     If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

   

BRAG BOX

Dale Elliott bragged about being a part of the Amarillo Globe News “Life After 50” Expo

Art Spikes bragged about his granddaughter from Washington D.C., being excepted into SMU

Jelaine Workman has proposed Brad Gonzales as a new member of Amarillo Rotary West, classification: Media Sales. Brad is an account manager for KFDA TV.

 

Just a Reminder to please keep selling your tickets…drawing will be held May 27th.

End Polio Now – Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:

Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

Volume 53, Number 39 April 22, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



April is Magazine Month

April Program Chairman: Scott Bentley

This Week’s Speaker:

Don Powell

May 6th Speaker:Wayne Osteen-Soap Box Derby

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available. “Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Downtown Amarillo

Last week, Melissa Dailey, spoke to us about how Downtown Amarillo, Inc. is committed to making Downtown Amarillo a vibrant and attractive place for people to live, work, play and worship, while preserving Amarillo’s rich history and culture.

Last week’s guest:

Justin Wallace/Allstate Security, guest of Dale Elliott

Brad Gonzales/News Channel 10, guest of Jelaine Workman

Rufus Roca guest of Tom Gerald

Katharyn Wiegand/A.A.F. guest of Mike Conner

District Conference at the Amarillo Country Club

April 28th-May 1st Registration Deadline is April 22, 2011

Volume 53, Number 39 April 22, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria



 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

April 22nd-Registration for the District Conference

April 28th- AWR will be taking Group Study Exchange Team to the Big Texan, See Ruth Quakenbush for details

April 29th AWR weekly Friday meeting will be in the Amarillo Country Club ballroom during the conference

Diabetic Camp deadline approaching, see Ira Purdy for details

Rotarian April Birthdays!!

Henry Hamilton 4/24/11

Gloria Coleman accepted the

“Heart for Kids Award” for Amarillo

West Rotary at the AISD Partners

In Education Banquet

 

          Remember your Responsibilities!

                                  Invocation       Introductions         Greeter

4/22/2011            Shelly Moon    Carlton Clemens    Ross Hood

4/29/2011            Dale Elliott           Joe Jones           Gene Shelburne

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Share The Rotarian with your community during Magazine Month, and help promote Rotary’s work around the world.

BRAG BOX

Glenda Carper’s grandson hit 2 homeruns!!

Beth Duke received 2011 Distinguished

Alumni Award from AC

AISD Tree Planting, April 19, 2011 at Caprock High School, Adrian Meander and Gloria Coleman presented a $500.00 check for seedlings for future trees for the community. The dozen or so high school students had many questions about Rotary and the Student Council is interested in Rotarians helping with their project to clean up the school area from graffiti and trash. They were very interested and grateful that Amarillo West Rotary took the time to plant a tree on their school grounds!

Jelaine Workman has proposed Brad Gonzales as a new member of Amarillo Rotary West, classification: Media Sales. Brad is an account manager for KFDA TV.

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 42 May 13, 2011 Part1
by Coleman, Gloria



This Week’s Speaker:

Eddie Melin-Stories from an Old Man

Next Week’s Speaker:

Spanky Assiter, Auctioneer

 

Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available. “Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

Last Week’s Speaker Wayne Osteen-Soap Box Derby

Spoke to us about the All American Soap Box Derby and the Super Kids. Each year, a special needs individual rides along with an experienced driver. The Super Kids Committee and its volunteers throughout the community come together to coordinate the event.

Costa Rica - ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO SELL YOUR TICKETS. THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 27TH

 

Volume 53, Number 42 May 13, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys: 

 June 1st – Diabetic Camp – application deadline

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan, NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

 

Rotarian May Birthdays!!

 Don Patterson 5/16

Art Spikes 5/26

Gene Shelburne 5/28

 

 

New Member, Brad Gonzales, KGNC TV, Classification Media Sales.

Brad will be on the Public Relations Committee.

Be sure to introduce yourselves and initial his directory. He has 6 weeks to get all the members initials in order to get his red flag removed from his badge.

          Remember your Responsibilities!

     Invocation                          Introductions                    Greeter

5/13/2011         Sandra Pelfrey                   Beth Duke                        Herb Crowell

5/20/2011         Ira Purdy                           Allen Kemper                    Scott Bentley

5/26/2011        Gary Purser                       Steve Chappell                 Adrian Meander

            If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Ms. Coleman and Amarillo Rotary Club,

Thank you for the beautiful addition of trees to our campus. This contribution to our courtyard will enhance Caprock’s appearance. On behalf of the CHS Student Council, Caprock faculty and students, thank you for your gift.

Paula McLeland

CHS Student Council Sponsor

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be receiving a

100% Attendance Award

    Check with Ruth Quakenbush if you think you are close to a

Paul Harris Award

End Polio Now – Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:Randall@allstatesecurity.com

 

Volume 53, Number 41 May 6, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



During the District Conference last week:

Gloria Coleman accepted the District Governor’s Citation Award for the Amarillo West Club at the conference. This award represented the club’s commitment to increase membership, support the Rotary Foundation, Eradict Polio and be of Service Above Self through the avenues of service.

 

 Rotary International Convention

New Orleans USA May 21-25, 2011. Registration packets are available. “Let the Good Times Roll…Again!”

 

Costa Rica - ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT TO SELL YOUR TICKETS. THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 27TH

 

Volume 53, Number 41 May 6, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


 

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

June 1st – Diabetic Camp – application deadline

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan,NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

 

Rotarian May Birthdays!!

Don Patterson 5/16

Art Spikes 5/26

Gene Shelburne 5/28

 

The Group Study Exchange Students

Went to Palo Duro Canyon

 

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

      Invocation                          Introductions                    Greeter

5/06/2011            John Notestine                 Parker Beebe                    Gordon Swearengen

5/13/2011            Sandra Pelfrey                  Beth Duke                         Herb Crowell

5/20/2011            Ira Purdy                          Allen Kemper                 Scott Bentley

5/26/2011            Gary Purser                     Steve Chappell                 Adrian Meander

 

Thanks for Coming to the District Conference Last Week!!

Those who attended were:

Gloria Coleman, Jelaine Workman, David Kemp, Beth Duke, Lyndon Latham, Darrell Bledsoe

Special thanks go out to Lyndon Latham and Darrell Bledsoe for singing during the conference, Jelaine Workman and Cathy Derr, for assisting with decorations and a Great Big Thank You to John Watson for donating a beautiful pearl necklace valued at $1740.00 and thanks to Jelaine Workman for donating a Texas Tech clock for the silent auction! Thanks to Richard Constancio and Gloria Coleman for sponsoring the conference with a $100.00 and $250.00 donation! It was a great conference!

Speakers in May:

May 6th – Wayne Osteen, Soap Box Derby

May 13th – Eddie Melin, “Stories from an Old Man”

May 20th – Spanky Assiter, Auctioneers & how they work

May 27th – Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District  Mike Conner will present THS Scholarship recipients

End Polio Now – Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:

Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 43 May 20, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



This Week’s Speaker:

Spanky Assiter, Auctioneer

May Program Chair:

Bill Scott

Next Week’s Speaker:

Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District

 

Last Week’s Speaker Eddie Melin-Stories from an Old Man, spoke to us about all of the interesting trials, adventures, and accomplishments

 

Rotary International Convention

Everyone wish Jelanie Workman a safe trip to and from the convention!

   

Last week:

Bailey Smith was a guest of Tom Gerald and

Joe Latham was a guest of Lyndon Latham

Costa Rica Trip Drawing

ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO SELL YOUR TICKETS. THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 27TH

 

Volume 53, Number 43 May 20, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

May 27th – 28th Memorial Day Fundraiser, Taste of Country

June 1st – Diabetic Camp – application deadline

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan,NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

June 24th – Awards presentation and The Changing of the Guards

Rotarian May

Birthdays!!

Art Spikes 5/26

Gene Shelburne 5/28

 

New Member, Brad Gonzales, KFDA TV, Classification Media Sales.

Be sure to introduce yourselves and initial his directory. He has 5 weeks to

get all the members initials.

Remember your Responsibilities!

          Invocation          Introductions          Greeter

5/20/2011            Ira Purdy              Allen Kemper       Scott Bentley

5/26/2011            Gary Purser        Steve Chappell     Adrian Meander

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

Please have Chris Jenson & his family in your prayers on the loss of his

Grandfather. The funeral will be in Cincinnati this weekend.

 

The Memorial Day Fundraiser, Taste of Country.

We need volunteers on Friday 27th to work from 4 pm – 10 pm and Saturday 28th 11am – 7 pm.

For more information contact Judy Whiteley or Jelaine Workman.

BRAG TIME

Cathy Derr bragged about her grandson being recognized for receiving the Superintendent Award at Tascosa High School for having at least a 95% average in at least 5 classes.

Ira Purdy bragged about his grandson winning the sweepstakes award and doing very well in the Robotics Competition

Bill Scott bragged about his grandson receiving an

$80,000 scholarship to the University of Florida

 

Speakers in May:

May 20th – Spanky Assiter, Auctioneers & how they work

Mike Conner will present THS Scholarship recipients

May 27th – Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District

 

Check with Ruth Quakenbush if you think you are close to a Paul Harris Award

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be receiving a

100% Attendance Award

 

End Polio Now Help0 Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe:

Email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 44 May 27, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



This Week’s Speaker:

Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District

May Program Chair:

Bill Scott

End Polio Now Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

Rotarians have raised $173.2 million, to date, for Polio Plus

Last Week’s Speaker Spanky Assiter, Auctioneer, auctioned off a $100.00 bill. Dale Elliott ended up buying the hundred dollars for $120.00. Dale Elliott donated this money to the 2011-2012 scholarship fund. Later, during the meeting, Dale Elliott won $20.00 from the drawing and also donated that to the scholarship fund for next year!

Ceta Canyon - Diabetic Camp applications due on June 1st.

Last week:

Gary Jennings was a guest of Richard Gower

David Walvoord and Bazil Walker from the Amarillo Club Visited

Costa Rica Drawing! THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD TODAY, MAY 27TH!!! BE SURE JUDY HAS YOUR TICKETS

 

Volume 53, Number 44 May 27, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

May 27th – 28th Memorial Day Fundraiser, Taste of Country

June 1st – Diabetic Camp – application deadline

June 4th – District Club Assembly – South Plains College, Levelland, Texas

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan,NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

June 24th – Awards presentation and The Changing of the Guards

 

Rotarian May and June

Birthdays!!

Gene Shelburne 5/28

Jelanie Workman 6/07

Olen Wilson 6/12

Cathy Derr 6/17

 

 

 

New Member, Brad Gonzales, KFDA TV, Classification Media Sales.

Be sure to introduce yourselves and initial his directory. He has 4 weeks to get all the members initials.

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation          Introductions                    Greeter

5/26/2011            Gary Purser        Steve Chappell                 Adrian Meander

06/03/2011         Ruth Bryant        Chris Jensen                       David Russell

06/10/2011         Scott Brumley    Richard Constancio         

06/17/2011                                                                                         Dale Elliot

06/24/2011         David Russell      William Boyce                    Allen Kemper

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

 

Brag Time

Gene Shelburne bragged about Darrell Bledsoe

being in the Amarillo Globe News for presenting

Claude High School with the

2011 Grammy Signature Schools Award and Grant

Speakers in May:

May 27th – Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District

 

Brad Boxwell’s wife, Jami, lost her grandfather from California this

last week. Please keep their family in your prayers.

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be receiving a 100% Attendance Award

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe:

Email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 45 June 3, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



Costa Rica Drawing

We raised $11,000.00 on the fundraiser this year! Scott Bentley sold the most tickets, Randall Renfroe was in second place and Dale Elliott was in third place! Great Job!

Congratulations to John Abbott for winning the trip to Costa Rica!!

 

Last Week’s Speaker Jim Childers, Potter-Randall Appraisal District, spoke to us about how Potter/Randall county are unique. Amarillo is the only city in Texas that has two districts and both districts are in the same office. Our taxes and other expenses are lower because of this. Also, Potter and Randall County are larger that Rhode Island.

 

Diabetic Camp is June 20th – 25th

At Ceta Glen Christian Camp

Happy, Texas

 

Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp

Capitan, NM

June 6th – 10th

 

Last week:

David Green was a guest of Ira Purdy’s and

Gary Jennings was a guest of Richard Gower

Volume 53, Number 45 June 3, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

June 4th – District Club Assembly – South Plains College, Levelland, Texas

June 6th – 10th – Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan,NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

June 24th – Awards presentation and The Changing of the Guards

 

Rotarian June

Birthdays!!

Jelanie Workman 6/07

Olen Wilson 6/12

Cathy Derr 6/17

 

 

New Member, Brad Gonzales, KFDA TV, Classification Media Sales.

Be sure to introduce yourselves and initial his directory.

He has 3 weeks to get all the members initials.

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation                Introductions                    Greeter

06/03/2011         Ruth Bryant        Chris Jensen                       David Russell

06/10/2011         Scott Brumley    Richard Constancio         

06/17/2011                                                                                     Dale Elliot

06/24/2011         David Russell      William Boyce                    Allen Kemper

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

 

Brag Time

Gloria Coleman bragged about Darrell and Ira Purdy having

articles in the Accent West for the month of June.

 

Brad Boxwell’s wife, Jami, recently lost her grandfather from California.

Please keep their family in your prayers.

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be receiving a 100% Attendance Award

Check with Ruth Quakenbush if you think you are close to a Paul Harris Award

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe:

Email to: Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 46 June 10, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



Program Chair for This Week: David Kemp

 

District Dues and Rotary International dues are going up $5.00 total.

The club voted to approve the district budget and voted that Jelaine be the voting representative at the District Assembly on Saturday June 4th.

Richard Gower has proposed Gary Jennings as a new member of the Amarillo West Rotary Classification: General Dentistry

 

 

Diabetic Camp is June 20th – 25th

At Ceta Glen Christian Camp

Happy, Texas

Camp RYLA –

Brandon Deleon and Cole Hooks, went to RYLA this week to learn leadership skills at camp.

They willspeak to our group about the camp on June 17th.

SCSEP

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Last Week Jelaine presented a program on the Senior Citizens Association SCSEP program. She spoke about how the Seniors work for nonprofit or federal agencies to learn new skills. What is needed is to help find them permanent positions. This is a non-profit & Federal Funded training program…Program has been cut by 48% for the coming year.

Last week’s guest:

Dr. Bob Gerald and Dr. Bruce Weinberger from the Amarillo Club

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Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

June 6th – 10th Camp RYLA – Lone Tree Bible Camp, Capitan, NM

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy,TX

June 24th Awards presentation and The Changing of the Guards

 

 

Rotarian May and June Birthdays!!

Olen Wilson 6/12

Cathy Derr 6/17

 

 

We need three families to host our exchange students for 3 months each. It is a great experience to learn the culture of another country. Our students are from Norway.

Please let Jelaine know if you’re interested.

 

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

   Invocation                         Introductions                      Greeter

6/10/2011       Scott Brumley                Richard Constancio                         

6/17/2011       Brad Gonzales                William Boyce                    Dale Elliott

6/24/2011       David Russell                  Brad Gonzales                  Allen Kemper

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

Brag Time

Darrell Bledsoe announced that he and Andy Chase wrote a children’s musical and will be presenting it next week on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th at The Church of Christ at The Colonies. It is about animals that want to be stars and find the real Star. There are 40 local children that are in the program. Admission is a coat to help the Evelyn Rivers Christmas Coat Drive.

 

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be receiving

a 100% Attendance Award

 

 

Congratulations to John Abbott on a new granddaughter and the trip to Costa Rica!!

Check with Ruth Quakenbush if you think you are close to a Paul Harris Award

 

End Polio Now

Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:

Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 47 June 17, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



 

 

This Week’s Speakers:

Brandon Deleon and Cole Hooks will be speaking to us

about their experience at RYLA Camp.

 

 

Diabetic Camp is June 20th – 25th At Ceta Glen Christian Camp Happy, Texas

 

Richard Gower has proposed Gary Jennings as a new member of the

Amarillo West Rotary

Classification: General Dentistry

 

David Kemp, whose day job is with the Potter County Attorney’s office, presented a program on the fireworks ban in the Texas Panhandle. Because of draught conditions, the sale and use of all fireworks is prohibited in Potter, Randall, and most surrounding counties through July 5th. This includes public displays. In addition, a ban on outdoor burning remains in effect. This ban does not include barbeque grills or pits, provided they are enclosed. David noted that local and state officials had cooperated in providing these protections.

 

 “The youth of every generation has stood in a critical position, for the scales have been tipped one way or the other by the training they received from their elders. This is particularly true today. Our boys and girls have greater freedom, exercise greater power, and have more opportunities for both good and evil, than ever before. How important it is, therefore, that youth’s great possibilities for good be realized and developed!” Angus S. Mitchell, 1948-49 RI President

 

Last week’s guest:

Bill Summerhill and Beaumont Boyer from the Amarillo Club.

Volume 53, Number 47 June 17, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


 

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy,TX

June 24th Awards presentation and The Changing of the Guards

July 1st – Rotary’s 2011-2012 Year Begins!!

 

Rotarian June Birthdays!!

Cathy Derr 6/17

 

We need three families to host our exchange students for 3 months each. It is a great experience to learn the culture of another country. Our students are from Norway. Please let Jelaine know if you’re interested.

 

Remember your Responsibilities!

Invocation                           Introductions                    Greeter

6/17/2011      Brad Gonzales                   William Boyce                   Dale Elliott

6/24/2011      David Russell                      Brad Gonzales                 Allen Kemper

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

 

 

Brag Time

On Tuesday June 7th at the Laura W. Bush Institute for

Women’s Health, a portrait of Mrs. Laura Bush was unveiled. The artist is Ruth Quackenbush. The art work is open for viewing to the public.

Sandra Pelfrey has art work of a New Mexico scene in the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health

 

Check with David Kemp if you think you should be

receiving a 100% Attendance Award

Check with Ruth Quakenbush if you think you are close to a

Paul Harris Award

 

 

End Polio Now

Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:

Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 53, Number 48 June 24, 2011 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria



Last week Cole Hooks spoke to us about the time he spent at RYLA Camp. He shared with us how he grew from the experiences that he had during that week. He also expressed his appreciation for everything that Rotary does.

 

Today’s Program

Awards Presentation:

New Paul Harris Fellows

100% Perfect Attendance

Rotarian of the Year

Changing of the Guards

 

Diabetic Camp is June 20th – 25th

At Ceta Glen Christian Camp

Happy, Texas

 

Brag Time

Cathy Derr took her grandkids to see Darrell Bledsoe’s play “Bethlehem or Bust” and it was a smashing success! The kids in the performance did a great job!

Shelly Moon explained that jumping into 3 feet of water doesn’t do an ankle any good. Her ankle is now broken in three places.

Parker Beebe’s grandson had 61 pitches, 1 hit and no runs in one of his baseball games last week.

Lyndon Latham bragged that his granddaughter received a scholarship to the college of her choice, University of Tulsa, and she will be performing on Broadway.

 

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!!!

We need three families to host our exchange students for 3 months each. It is a great experience to learn the culture of another country. Our students are from Norway. Please let Jelaine know if you’re interested.

Volume 53, Number 48 June 24, 2011 Part 2
by Coleman, Gloria


 

 

Mark Your Calendars / Iphones / Blackberrys:

June 20th – 25th Diabetic Camp – Ceta Glen Christian Camp, Happy, Texas

July 1st – Rotary’s 2011-2012 Year Begins!!

 

July Rotarian Birthdays!!

Gloria Coleman 7/10

Glenda Carper 7/21

Bill Countiss 7/24

Michael Hooten 7/27

 

 

                          Remember your Responsibilities!

              Invocation           Introductions                    Greeter

6/24/2011                 David Russell      Jelaine Workman             Allen Kemper

 

 

         Invocation           Introductions      Mini Classification

7/01/2011            John Abbott        William East        Adrian Meander

7/08/2011            D.O. Adams        William Boyce     Allen Kemper

7/15/2011            Robert Altman    Steve Chappell    Art Spikes

7/22/2011            Gene Andrews    Shelly Moon        Austin Bagley

7/29/2011            Austin Bagley     Scott Brumley      Beth Duke

If you can’t be here please ask someone to sub for you!

Rotary is about learning fellowship. When it is your turn to do a mini-classification talk, give a short (5 minute) talk about yourself. We want to know each other better: How’s the family? What’s new in your profession?

 

Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which from the foundation of club activity. The Avenues of Service are as follows:

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary Clubs. Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community. International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to Polio Plus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries. New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

 

2010-2011 Rotarians of the Month

Jelaine Workman, Ira Purdy, Michael Hooten, Bob East, Gene Shelburne, Bob Dempsey, Dale Elliott, Scott Bentley, Judy Whiteley, Gloria Coleman, Randall Renfroe

 

End Polio Now

Help Rotary Meet the Challenge

 

If you would like to have something printed in Rotary Gears, please contact Randall Renfroe-email to:

Randall@allstatesecurity.com

Volume 54, Number 1 Part 1
by Coleman, Gloria


Amarillo West Rotary Club President 2011-2012, Jelaine Workman 

 July is Literacy Month

 

This Week:

Brad Gonzales will be giving his Classification Speech

 

2010-2011 Perfect Attendance Awards:

 Shelly Moon-6 years

Gloria Coleman-6 years

Jelaine Workman-7years

William Boyce-15 years

D.O. Adams-17 years

Beth Duke-21 years

Ira Purdy-28 years

Art Spikes-31 years

Gene Shelburne-41 years

John Notestine-41 years

Bob East-41 years

Lyndon Latham-41 years

Richard Gower-43 years

 

 

Last Week:

Gloria Coleman presented Certificates of Appreciation and gave her farewell speech and Jelaine Workman gave her New President Address

 

This Week’s Speaker:

Dale Williams, President of the Tri-State Exposition

First Paul Harris Awards:

Richard Davis

Fred Snyder

Cathy Derr

 

Second Paul Harris Awards:

David Russell

Lyndon Latham

Ruth Bryant

 

Third Paul Harris Award:

Glenda Carper

Dale Elliott

 

Last Week’s Guest:

Keith Workman was a guest of Jelaine Workman

Dale Buckner, Jenny Morgan, and Chris Coleman were guest of Gloria Coleman

Allen Moon was a guest of Shelly Moon

Donna Garcia was a guest of Tom Gerald

Ken Wilks was a guest of Cathy Derr

Stephanie Durling was a guest of Dale Elliott

 

Jelaine Workman
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Brag Time

 

Darrell Bledsoe told us about

West Amarillo Chorale Presenting “With Liberty & Justice For All”; Show starts at 7:00pm on July 1st at the Church of Christ at the Colonies

 

 

Letter from the President

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR fellow Rotarians.  I am so excited about 2011-2012.  I wanted to thank David Kemp, David Russell and Chris Jensen (my legal eagles) for your commitment to serve our club.  Thanks to Gloria for all you have done for Rotary over the past six years.  You have certainly been an inspiration.

 

As I mentioned in my talk last week, this is OUR club.  It’s neither my club nor my year.  It is about all of us.  Each of you has given this club much through your attendance, your gifts and your commitment to SERVICE ABOVE SELF.  I can only say…I’m honored to serve you as your president.

 

We have so much to do to get things rolling, but you will be hearing from me concerning our projects this year.  I want to find a need and fill it.  Do you have any ideas?  Let me know.

 

To my board for this year…get ready, we are going on a journey that will be a trip of a lifetime.  As we touch lives of children and adults that need our support, we can say…we did good.

 

Thanks for being here.  Thanks for providing the support for the strong foundation Amarillo West Rotary is built on.  And for the new members we have and will have…jump on the train.  We are moving on down the track and you have just joined the GREATEST ROTARY CLUB IN THE WORLD.  Be well and happy service.

 

Always,

Jelaine

 

 

Volume 54, Number 2 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


Michael Hooten 
 Congratulation to Michael Hooten for being nominated as the Rotarian of the Year for 2010-2011!
 
 
 
 
July is Literacy Month
 
 
 
Dale Williams, President of the Tri-State Exposition was last week’s speaker  
 
 
 
 

Gary Jennings, DDS

Classification-General Dentistry

 Is a new member of Amarillo West Rotary
 
 
 
 
 Last Week’s Guest

Dale Williams,

Angela Ragland,    Curt Blesselman,

Bill Quackenbush 
Volume 54, Number 2 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


 

Letter from the President

What a great week we had last week.  Thanks to Dale Williams for stepping in at the last minute to provide a very informative program.  As he was leaving, he asked about joining our club.  He is a multiple PHF and has been in another club for several years until he retired.  William Boyce talked with him about our club and how great it is.  We are the best club in the world you know.  Anyway.  How easy was that.  I have business card size information sheets that you can hand out to people you meet that you think would be a good Rotarian.  That’s all it takes.  Talk about Rotary and what it means to you.

 

What does it mean to you to be a Rotarian?  Thanks to Adrian who did his mini-classification talk last week, we know he came to our club through Curt Blesselman because they struck up a conversation at the gym.  He likes coming to club on Friday’s and hearing about things in our community and the fellowship at lunch time.  He has been in banking for 11 years.  He has two sons and has been married also for 11 years.  This information is all from memory-no notes, so if I got one fact wrong, sorry Adrian.  What I’m trying to point out is that there are people we need to get to know in our club.  That might mean switching table once in a while.  I don’t know – might be fun tho.

 

Welcome to Gary Jennings.  We are so glad to have you in our Rotary Club and we look forward to working with you and getting to know you.  I won’t be playing softball with you, but I can come out and cheer you on.  That’s what Rotary is all about.  Supporting our fellow members and being a part of each other’s lives.  Have a good one.

 

Yours in Rotary,

Jelaine

 

 

 

 

Brag Time

 

Darrell Bledsoe told us about West Amarillo Chorale Presenting “With Liberty & Justice For All” at the Church of Christ at the Colonies.

 

Rotary’s US $200 Million Challenge totals as of June 20, 2011 

$177M

 

 

 

“Friendship…the craving for which brought Rotary into existence is the

thing that will keep Rotary a living, vital force in the world for all time,

the very foundation of our organization.”  

 

— John Poole, 1919-1920, addressed to 1920 Rotary Convention,

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by Renfroe, Randall


 

 

 

 

Gary Jennings

Gary Jennings did his classification talk last week.  He told us that his father was in Toastmasters

 

and won several awards for humor.  Gary said that humor runs in the family.  He works for Class 1

 

Dental Associates and is the only male with 11 women.  He moved back to Amarillo from Houston

 

after 30 years practicing dentistry in that area, but is from Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa

 

High School.  He is working with the city to develop a softball league for men 55 years and older.

 

They will play on Tuesday evenings.  He is single and glad to be part of Rotary.

 

 

 

  

 

William Boyce is proposing Dale Williams as a new member of the Amarillo West Rotary  

 

 

 

Club Assembly will be next week.

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s Guest

Allen Moon was a guest of Shelly Moon

 

 

  

 

Allen Kemp did his mini-classification talk last

 

week. He moved to Amarillo when he was 10 years old

 

and attended West Texas State University.  He served

 

in the Army.  He currently shares an office with

 

Robert Warren and is an IRS negotiator, Tax

 

preparer, Tax Planning and Bookkeeping.  Allen and

 

his wife Sam, (not her real name, but won’t divulge

 

her real name without large sums of money changing

 

hands) have 5 children between them.  He enjoys the

 

camaraderie of Rotary and is glad to be here. 

  



Allen Kemper
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by Renfroe, Randall


 

Letter from the President

Greetings Rotarians:

It's been a good week from my end, but I do have a small problem.  We still do not have a first host family for our Norweigian exchange student.  This young man will attend Tascosa High School.  He is a soccer player.  plays the piano and the guitar and is the younger of two boys.  He is anxious to come to Amarillo and I know he is going to be a true friend to anyone who will step up and welcome him into his home.  School registration is the 9th of August and I am praying that God will send me someone who is willing to host this young man in their home from August through Thanksgiving.   Please consider being the host.  It will make a great impact in your life.

The board will meet Monday at a board retreat.  We are excited to Welcome Richard Gower as the Membership Chair for this year.  We are going to focus on membership this year - so be thinking about who you can bring that will be a wonderful Rotarian.  If you have any suggestions or changes you want us to make, this is the time to step up and share.  Just call or email me with those suggestions.  This is OUR club. 

Next week we are going to share with you the vision of this board for the future of Amarillo Rotary West.  We will bring you the budget, our strategic plan and goals for this year.  I hope everyone is here so that your voice can be heard as we step out to new projects, new members and a new day for Amarillo Rotary West.

Be well and have a wonderful weekend.

Jelaine

 

 

Board Retreat is Monday the 18th at 4:00pm at the Amarillo Senior Citizen Center.  We will work until about 9:00pm.  This meeting will take the place of the July Board Meeting.

 

 

 

Jelaine is still looking for a family to take our exchange student August to Thanksgiving.  Please consider being a part of this great project 

  

 

“Rotary was born in a time of peace, but its program of service is even more necessary in a period of world conflict.”   

—Tom J. Davis, Inaugural Message, 1941 Rotary Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA

Volume 54, Number 4 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


7-15-2011

 

John Kanelis, member of the Rotary Club of Amarillo, made a presentation on the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program.  John described his experience as a GSE Team Leader to Israel, and brought one of his team members along, who also spoke of her experiences.  Changes will occur in the program in the future, with Rotary Districts having more responsibility for paying for the program, but more flexibility in planning exchanges.  John recommended the program as exemplifying one of the purposes of Rotary, which is to spread understanding and fellowship between different countries.

  

 

Pat Clark

 

 

 Thank You for

52 years as a substitute pianist for Amarillo west rotary club 

 

 

 

William Boyce is proposing Dale Williams, Energy – Consulting, Development as a new member of the Amarillo West Rotary

 

 

  Last Week’s Guest

Frank Horn from North Carolina was

Our guest last week.  He is riding a

Motorcycle across the United States

To visit his 3 brothers.                                                                                                         

Volume 54, Number 4 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


 

Letter from the President

 

A huge thank you to the new board for your work at the Board retreat. 

It is going to be a great year and I look forward to working with each of you. 

Today’s meeting will be full of information that the board has developed for our

club.  Yes, there are changes. 

However, we hope that these changes will help our members and will help us

attract new members. 

 

You are the heartbeat of our club.  Each member has a vital role in making

Amarillo West Rotary the greatest Rotary club in the World. So please enjoy the

meetings.  Let us know how you like the programs and

attend the activities.  Rotary is about relationships and service. 

 

Many of you enjoy our club because of the fellowship, but you want us to be

known for our service.  So we fellowship on Friday’s and serve at other times. 

 But we all need to think SERVICE ABOVE SELF.   Have a great weekend.

  

Be well,

 

 

Jelaine

 

 

 

Condolences’ to Suzanne and William Boyce and family in the loss of her father, Sam Attebury

 

 

Are you receiving your Rotarian magazine?  If not contact

847-866-3206 or email data@rotary.org

 

 

Jelaine is still looking for a family to take our exchange student August to Thanksgiving.  Please consider being a part of this great project 

 

 

 

"But he who has once given himself to dreaming is not easily satisfied."
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 88)

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 54, Number 5 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


Dr. Bob East

 

 Dr. Bob East gave his mini-classification talk last week.

 

 

 

Dale Williams, Energy – Consulting, Development was proposed by William Boyce.

 

Dr. Melanie Thompson is being proposed by Dr. Ken McCarty.  Classification is Optometry.

 

 

August 5th meeting will be held in the Amarillo Country Club ballroom 

 

 

  

Rotarian of the week!!

 

 

Dr. Gerald

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s Guest

Dale Williams was a guest of William Boyce

John Huffaker from the Amarillo Club 

 

 

 

 

 Brag Time

Sandra Pelfrey shared with us about one of her paintings being chosen for the American Impressionist Society, Inc 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition.  Her painting is one of only 1400 pieces being exhibited.  The exhibition will take place October 15 through November 15, 2011 in California.  Congratulations Sandra!!

 

Volume 54, Number 5 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


Jelaine is still looking for a family to take our exchange student August to Thanksgiving.  Please consider being a part of this great project 

 

 Rotarian Birthdays!!

Ron Edmonson       8/13

Lyndon Latham       8/15

Ken McCarty          8/15

Joe Jones                8/24

Randall Renfroe     8/25

Carl Benson            8/27 

 

 

 

Letter from the President

 

It’s hard to believe that it is almost August.  Our exchange student still does not have a host home.  Please prayerfully consider serving and hosting this young man in your home for three months.

 

Last week, we presented some changes to the membership.  Just to review – Beginning in October, we will be invoicing for $13 each month for dues to Rotary International, District 5730 and to our club.  We will begin invoicing at the end of August, $14 for meetings attended and $5 for meetings missed.  There will be no makeup credit for money, but you will still get your make-up for attendance when you visit another club.   We will also invoice for the foundation contribution of $10.  As a board, we hope this helps those who pay their own dues a way to better budget each month.  The club will also pay for the second visit of a prospective member. 

 

Thanks to a great board for preparing for the future of Amarillo Rotary West.

 

Be well,

Jelanie

 
 
 
 
 

“We can tell people how glad we are to belong to such a fine organization. We can

tell of our…achievements. But Rotary will never flourish and never accomplish

those dreams we are so proud to own unless we can so live that Rotary may be

proud of us.”

— 1944-45 Richard H. Wells (hardware – retailing), Rotary Club of Pocatello, Address to 1943 Rotary Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

 

 

 

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Volume 54, Number 6 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


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 Rotarian of the week is Gene Andrews.  He joined the Amarillo West Rotary in 1989 and his classification is Education Services.  He is retired from AISD.

 

 

Beth Duke gave her

classification

talk last week

 

Dr. Melanie Thompson is being proposed by Dr. Ken McCarty.  Classification is Optometry.

 

 

August is Membership and Extension Month

 

   

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM:

David Russell will tell us about his Electric Car

 

Last Week’s Guests

Jackelyn Perez, guest of Beth Duke

And visiting Rotarians

Tom Haines/Roswell, NM and and Johnny Crowely Amarillo Club

 

 

Brag Time

Gene Shelburne announced this son will be moving to Oklahoma to be over the English Department at NE State, Oklahoma    

 

 

 Announcements

Gloria told the club that she and Bob Altman are planning a club cookout for September.  She is going to begin working on forming an Interact Club at Caprock High School.  If anyone would like to work on that committee let her know.

 

 

 

 

Volume 54, Number 6 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


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Letter from the President 

Will the heat ever stop?  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some cooler weather.  You’ll notice, I didn’t say “cold” weather, because that won’t cut it either.  We must just keep praying for the wet stuff to fall from the sky SOON.

July was a great month.  We had some interesting speakers, we got the new year started and we have a good plan for the coming year and beyond.  What we need to do now is concentrate on three things.

Recruiting new members is going to be our number one goal this year.  If everyone will invite two or three people in the coming months, 20% will join.  That would be a great increase in our members.

And although new members are critical to our growth, you cannot discount RETAINING our older members.  We need their wisdom, their  history and frankly, I need their guidance.  The older members have wonderful stories to share about Amarillo Rotary West in the earlier days. 

And service.  We must find service projects that we can all participate in.  And then we must ALL try to be there for part of the activity.  Our club is certainly the GREATEST ROTARY CLUB IN THE WORLD.  Scott B. pointed that out again last week.  Let’s remember it and prove it. 

Thanks to Beth Duke for a great mini classification talk, Scott for the introductions, Gene for our invocation, Bob for his joke, Pat and Lyndon for wonderful music, Jenny for her smiling face.  And YOU; for making Rotary a great place to be on Fridays. 

Have a good weekend

Jelaine

 

 

 

   HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY TO YOU

 

 

Ron Edmonson       8/13

Lyndon Latham       8/15

Ken McCarty           8/15

Joe Jones                8/24

Randall Renfroe      8/25

Carl Benson            8/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is the element which holds it together.”

— My Road to Rotary 
 

 

 

 
 

 

Volume 54, Number 7 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


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Last week’s program was given by our own David Russell.  He spoke to us about his new electric car, th  Chevy Volt. 

 

Last Week’s Guests

Alex Gower, grandson of Richard Gower

Gary McKinley, guest of Lyndon Latham

 

And visiting Rotarians

John Robinson-Amarillo South

      Bob Russell-Amarillo Club 

 

 

Thanks to Bill Countiss for giving his mini-classification talk last week!

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Announcements

·         Board Meeting will be August 18 at Marizons at noon

·         Transition is not always easy, so the billing was sent at the first of August.  Please go ahead and pay it and then we will begin the new billing in September, so your next bill will be the end of September.  Thanks for your patience as we make this transition in billing.

Gloria needs help with starting an Interact Club at Caprock.  Please call her if you can help.

 

 

August is Membership and Extension Month

 

 



Volume 54, Number 7 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


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Letter from the President

I was pondering the other day, why did I join Rotary?   I had spoken to Rotary Clubs in Amarillo for years talking about my not for profits and hoping to share my passion for my organization.  Then when I moved to Joplin MO, a lady came by and invited me to come with her to Rotary.  This began a lifelong friendship and a time to learn what Rotary did for the world.  When we returned to Amarillo, Jud Simmons asked me to come to Amarillo Rotary West   I also attended the Amarillo Club.  What I liked about our club was the casual feeling.  It wasn’t too formal.  I believe in the mission of Rotary and the work to rid our world of polio.   Did I fit in here?  All I knew was that I wanted to be in Rotary and serve the community in a way that it made a difference.  When we talk with people about joining our club, talk about the difference we are making in curing polio worldwide.  Talk about helping improve literacy of children throughout our community.  And tell them…it’s fun.  Have a great weekend.  Jelaine

 

 

 

HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY TO YOU

 

Ron Edmonson       8/13

Lyndon Latham       8/15

Ken McCarty           8/15

Joe Jones                8/24

Randall Renfroe      8/25

Carl Benson            8/27

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Rotary’s greatest strength will always be the individual Rotarian. No other organization has such powerful human resources.”  

— President’s Message, THE ROTARIAN, July 1997   

Volume 54, Number 8 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


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Last Week’s Program:

Kent Johnson, WT Athletic Director 

 

 

Last Week’s Mini Classification:

Bill Scott

 

 

 

 Last Week’s Guests

Andy Chase was the guest of Darrell Bledsoe

 

And visiting Rotarians

Bill Quackenbush and Dale Elliott from Amarillo Club visited

 

 

Brag Time

Randall shared with us about Allstate Security winning the Top Small Business award.

Darrell Bledsoe bragged about spending the last 3 weeks in the Pacific Southwest 

Volume 54, Number 8 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


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Letter from the President

Dear Rotarians, I hope you are having a great lunch and enjoying the company of other great Rotarians.  As I travel to Post (can you imagine me sleeping in a bunk house at a Boy Scout camp?)  Ok it's not a pretty picture - Anyway - As I travel to Post with our exchange student, Odne, I am pondering on the greatness of our club.  I know that each of you have other people just as great as yourself who would be fantastic Rotarians.  Rotarians.  At my very first District Conference (I remember it was at the Tascosa Country Club and I was in awe) a man from Canyon asked me this simple question - Are you a member of a Rotary Club or are you a Rotarian?  I pondered a moment and said "Why a Rotarian."  So I ask you - are you a Rotarian or a member of a fine Rotary Club.  I know we are all Rotarians at heart.  We have the passion for helping others and serving our community and the desire to move our club closer to greatness.  Enjoy Mayor Harpole's talk today.  I know his vision for Amarillo is grand and he hopes that more people get involved.  Sounds like our club.  So, while I am involved in learning about working with exchange students, think of ways you can be involved in Rotary.  Interact?  Book project?  Reading, Writing and Reasoning?   Food Bank?  Where will we land?  As long as we are working together, it will be in the right place.

 

Be well my fellow Rotarians and have a great weekend.  

Jelaine   

 

 

HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY TO YOU

 

Joe Jones                8/24

Randall Renfroe      8/25

Carl Benson            8/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The things that are worthwhile take time, and it is not the I’s of the world but the We’s who achieve them.”  

— Eventually…Gradually…, THE ROTARIAN, July 1952   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Volume 54, Number 9 Part 1
by Renfroe, Randall


 New Members: Dale Williams and Dr. Melanie Thompson

 

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Last Week’s Program:

Mayor Paul Harpole

 

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Last Week’s Mini Classification:

Brad Boxwell

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Upcoming Programs 

 Sept 2 - open discussion about "new generations"

 Sept 9 – District Governor David Norris 

Sept 16 – Fair Day

Sept 23 - Robert Austin, VP Student Services, AC

Sept 30 - Eric Spellman, Business strategies through social media

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s Guests

Laura Hankins, guest of Richard Gower

 

 

 

Announcements

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On September 16, our meeting will be held at the Fair Grounds in the Food Court

 Saturday, October 15, we will be having a Family Cook Out Social at the Camp Don         Harrington at 4:00pm. 


Volume 54, Number 9 Part 2
by Renfroe, Randall


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Dear Rotarians:

This month is Membership month and I want to celebrate our newest members – Dale Williams and Melanie

Thompson.  Both members come to us with Rotary experience and a belief in what Rotary stands for. 

 Welcome!

 

New members add to the energy and diversity of the club.  We can learn from our new members.  We can

grow and discover new things from new members. 

With each addition to our club, we add new ideas and passions from the new to those of our veteran members.  Each member has an idea of how we can serve our community in bigger, more effective ways. 

It is our responsibility of membership to be an active member.  That doesn’t just mean participating in our projects, but it means inviting new potential members to our club. 

Rotary was not founded to be kept a secret.  Paul Harris gave us the opportunity to serve our community – Service Above Self.   So invite someone to visit our club and see what great things Rotary can be.

Go out and make it a great day.  

Jelaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HAPPY AUGUST AND SEPTMBER

 

BIRTHDAYS!!

 


Carl Benson            8/27

  Gene Andrews        9/13

  Scott Bentley          9/18

  Joe Blackwell         9/18

  Carlton Clemens    9/28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The world is on the brink of eradicating polio, but the final steps are the most crucial.  Start planning now for World Polio Day in October.