2024 College Scholarship Applications Open ! 2024-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

 Cheers & Beers Fundraiser! 

❗Only 37 Tickets Left for Cheers & Beers Fundraiser! ❗
(Yes, there will be wine also!)Get yours before they sell out! Tickets will not be sold at the door.
March 8th at 6pm! This is going to be a fun event & we hope to see you there! Please share & tag your friends!
🔷Tables & Sponsorships Available! 🔷 For ticket sales, call/text Rachael Johnson at 903-922-3683
 Cheers & Beers Fundraiser!  2024-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Fundraiser: Take It To The Street Charlene Watson 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

September Service Project: Hope Station First Aid Kits

We delivered more than 50 personal sized first aid kits and a trunk load of food to Hope Station to aid them in their mission. Charlene Watson, Debbie Wacha and Sloan Shuffler were on hand to deliver. Thank you to all who helped!
 
September Service Project: Hope Station First Aid Kits Charlene Watson 2023-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Acts of Kindness!

Random acts of kindness!
Cookies delivered to Palestine PD and FD in appreciation for all they do for the city!
 
Rotary Acts of Kindness! Lisa Priest 2023-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
We are a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club!  2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians with 5-20+ Years of Service Above Self! 2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
June 2023 Project - Father's Day Goody Bags to Nursing Home Residents 2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

2022-2023 Perfect Attendance Awards

2022-2023 Perfect Attendance Awards.
Total of 20 Rotarians had perfect attendance this year--a few more than pictured who were absent at pic time ;)
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2023-2024 Downtown Rotary Board

The 2023-2024 Downtown Rotary Board is ready for a great year of fun and community impact! 
A few not pictured, so we will have to recreate the fun again soon.
2023-2024 Downtown Rotary Board 2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

Fan Drive 2023 was a success!

Fan Drive 2023 was a success! Thanks to Greg & Cory for overseeing this project. Great tetris-ing into the car! Thank you to all who graciously donated fans to help those without A/C to survive the summer heat to go to the Palestine Resource Center.
 
Fan Drive 2023 was a success! 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

We Are Collecting Fans!

We are collecting fans for seniors to be delivered to Palestine Resource Center during the first week of May.
Breakdown of important dates for collecting fans for seniors in the month of April.
April 15th (1-4pm) - Redlands Hotel - Greg & Cory
April 18th (5:30-7pm) - Regular Rotary meeting (you may bring to meeting)
April 20th (5-8pm) - Greg & Cory will be "on-call" to pick up donations from your porch! Please contact via Facebook if you have fans to donate.
April 27th (5-8pm) - Greg & Cory will be "on-call" to pick up donations from your porch! Please contact via Facebook if you have fans to donate.
We are grateful for all donations!
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March project - Humane Society Storm Cleanup

This week we completed our March Project of cleaning up storm damage at Anderson County BARC Humane Society. Thank you to our awesome crew of Rotarians for getting the job done!
 
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Downtown Rotary Welcomes 2 New Members!

Quick pic after tonight’s meeting! We will have to do this one again before everyone leaves next time! Great things in the works, stay tuned!
Welcome Debbie & Heather!
 
Downtown Rotary Welcomes 2 New Members! 2023-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Downtown Palestine Rotary Blankets & Coats Collection Drive for Hope Station 2023-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
First Baby Project & First Project of 2023 Complete! 2023-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Downtown Rotary Club of Palestine Welcomes 4 New Members! 2023-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

AWARDS - PALESTINE DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB

Avenues of Service Recipients:
 
Carol Herrington
Sloan Shuffler
Brenda Walker
 
 
 
Roll of Fame Award Recipients:
 
Carol Herrington
Sloan Shuffler
Brenda Walker
Greg Laudadio
AWARDS - PALESTINE DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB 2023-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Holiday Cheer at Dogwood Trails Assisted Living - November 2022 Project 2022-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
September 2022 Project - Refreshing the Kid's Room at the Crisis Center 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

October 2022 Project - Helping Meals on Wheels

October Project - Completed!
October project: Helping to Decorating Meals on Wheels for their annual fundraising banquet. Thanks to all the Rotarians who came out to assist!
 
 
   
  
 
October 2022 Project - Helping Meals on Wheels 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Historic Night of Firsts for Our Club!

On September 6th, 2022, our newly chartered club gathered to celebrate in style at the Redlands meeting room.  We had delicious cake, champagne and a lovely meal after the meeting.
Historic Night of Firsts for Our Club! 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Save the date - Downtown Palestine Rotary Christmas Party 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Downtown Rotary Club of Palestine - Service Project Calendar

Service Project Calendar for 2022-2023
 
  • September 2022 Project- Crisis Center Welcome Room (Brenda Johnston, Rachael, Lisa, Sloan)- complete-click HERE to see pics
  • October Projects-
    • Decorating Meals on Wheels for annual banquet (Rachael) - Complete- click HERE to see pics
    • Christmas Gifts for Kids in CPS (Brenda Johnston) - Complete!
  • November project - Nursing Care Christmas gifts (Greg L.)  - Complete - click HERE to see pics
  • December project- First Baby/Blue Santa (Allyson Mitchell & Jacque J) - Completed - click HERE to see pics
  • January 2023- Stock pot (Kathy Ray)- Completed
  • February - Brenda Walker- Coats & Blankets donations for Hope Station - Complete - click HERE to see pics
  • March - BARC - complete - click HERE to see pics
  • April - Fans  Collection (Greg G. & Cory)- -Complete- see pics HERE
  • May - Fans Collection (Greg G. & Cory) -Complete- see pics HERE
  • May & June - Mothers Day & Fathers Day Deliveries to Nursing Homes - Kathy Ray
  • July-tbd
  • August- tbd
  • Sept-tbd
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Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

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Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

 

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History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0