Welcome to the Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls website. The Southwest Rotary Club of Wichita Falls provides service to others, promotes integrity, advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
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Wichita Falls Southwest

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
MPEC Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall - enter NW doors in back
1000 5th St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
United States of America
Visitors and guests are welcome!
Fun Fact - Did you know that Rotary members throughout the world 
donate over 44 million hours annually?
October Restaurant of the month - join us for a burger...tell them Rotary sent you
Great Speakers - Join us, guests are always welcome
Leading us in a Club Assembly
Leading us in a Club Assembly
Oct 03, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
Oct 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion on Cyber Security
Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
Oct 24, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
Oct 31, 2022 12:00 PM
Upcoming Events
Oct 08, 2022 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Stories from Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club activities
Rotary District 5790 DG Dan Steele came to our club today. He spoke about the recent Vibrant Club workshop, the urgent need to do more to fight Polio, and about supporting the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Our District Governor Dan Steele provided a graphic description of this years inspirational theme of Imagine Rotary and how the image represented members gathering together act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. He shared with us the insights of Rotary International President Jennifer Jones as we work together to see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
Our Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the Rotary International 35 plus year initiative to End Polio worldwide. Because of generous members like ours the CDC reports that only two polio endemic countries remain, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
 
 
During the past Rotary year of 2021-2022 our Rotary members exceeded our goal by 42% with $639 donated in support of End Polio Now.
 
 
The Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary Youth Leadership Awards recipients Andrea Granados,  Francisco Aleman, Estefany Urbieta and Natalie Perez shared their RYLA experiences with club members at our August 8th meeting.
 
 
To quote President Steve, "RYLA is an educational tool that Rotary uses to instill concepts of leadership in these students". They build communication skills, introduce problem solving techniques, public speaking and leadership strategies.
 
Estafany, Andrea, Natalie and Francesco gave us a great presentation. They were informative and had a powerful message to deliver us about RYLA and they did it in spades, thus filling us with awe over our RYLA recipients and the power of the RYLA experience.
 
The Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary club to start a Restaurant of the Month program to recognize local establishments favored by its members.
 
 
President Steve Haviland asked all of the members to write the name of their favorite restaurant on a piece of paper. The idea was that the restaurant with the most mentions would be our first Restaurant of the Month. As it turns out, we’re a diverse group and there was no clear favorite. Apparently, we’ll eat most anything.
 
 
 
Wichita Falls Chamber’s own Katie Britt , Director of Marketing presented at SW Rotary August 1st.
 
 
 
Katie spoke about the power of public speaking and how to deliver a killer presentation. She is a powerful speaker and an excellent presenter. Thank you Katie!
 
The wonderful thing about attending a Rotary meeting is that we have great speakers. Today, Katie provided some tools to help everyone that attended our luncheon meeting become great speakers themselves. Rotary members are always learning and fine tuning their skills.
 
Shown here in the photo is the Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club President Elect, Todd Harris with, Nancy Shiplet (Arts Council development coordinator and Kristen Scott(Arts Council Admin Assistant.
 
 
 
Kristen Shipleat and Nancy Scott of the Arts Council of Wichita Falls spoke at our noon meeting Monday, July 25th about the mission of the council and the programs they offer.
 
Dr. Van Tassell was born in Texas but raised in Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. When Dr. Van Tassell was completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Idaho, he was selected as one of only eight predental students from the state for the Idaho Dental Education Program. From there he earned his doctorate from Creighton University, where he was nominated into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honor Society by his faculty members.
 
From left to right, Dr. Blaine Purcell (Sponsor) Dr. Dustin Van Tassell and Mrs. Penny Miller (Membership Chair)
 
 
 
 
 
The Road to College deployment team proudly participate in community Independence Day Festivities by helping the Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club deploy and return over 700 flags in Wichita Falls neighborhoods.
 
 
Wichita Falls SW Rotary enjoys the strong partnership with Road to College. As tomorrow’s leaders, it is a pleasure to work with the Road to College students and mentors using the funds raised for the RTC Summer Camp @ MSU. 90 6th thru 12 graders, going to school learning STEM to better prepare for post secondary education!!
 
 
Congratulations Steve Haviland, new Club President of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls Southwest.
 
 
Our meeting Monday June 27th meeting was dedicated to recognizing the folks that made the 21-22 Rotary Year so successful and inducting the 22-23 Rotary year Board of Directors.
 
Congratulations to our now Immediate Past President Bruce Gray shown here with his wife Suzanne.

Thursday morning June 16, 2022 Wichita Falls North and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Clubs took 5 RYLA Campers to Tarleton State University in  Stephenville, Texas. 
 
The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will Develop leadership skills, Increase self-confidence, teach proper social and business etiquette, Observe how city government operates, Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility, Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting including the Rotary 4 Way Test, Participate in a community service project and Participate in a global political exercise.
 
 
New playground equipment was dedicated at Rotary Park in Wichita Falls on Sunday, May 15th. 
 
 
 
 
This playground equipment was a joint project of the 3 Rotary Clubs of Wichita Falls; Wichita Falls Rotary Club, Wichita Falls North Rotary Club and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club. Last fall, $53,000 project check was provided to the City of Wichita Falls Recreation Department who oversaw the purchase and installation of the playground. On May 15th the new playground was dedicated.
Rotary International in the News
A new weapon against polio

A modified vaccine offers hope that eradication is closer than ever.

Mobile clinic delivers free healthcare for Wisconsin’s underserved communities

Rotary clubs in District 6250 (Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA) have donated a mobile clinic to St. Clare Health Mission, a community organization in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that provides primary and specialty health care services at no cost for those without access to insurance.

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The Wichita Falls High School student video contest
 "the Rotary 4 Way Test" in action
Contestants produced amazing video's. Below are the finalists.
Congratulations to both teams for their outstanding work.
 
Below is the 2nd place video submitted by the Rider High School team. Click image to view video.
 
Below (drum roll please) is the 1st Place winning video submitted by the City View High School team. Click image to view.
 
For more information on the 2021 4 Way Test Video contest click here.
 
Website Sponsors
Wichita Falls three Rotary Clubs donate playground funds for Rotary Park
 
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The Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls assumed a leadership roll in raising awareness of wearing masks to protect our neighbors and ourselves during the heart of the pandemic.
Rotary Clubs in Wichita Falls were recognized by KFDX Channel 3 for their leadership roll in the Mask-Up initiative during the heart of the Pandemic.
Enjoy the video below and see the complete story "Mask Up Wichita County! A Rotary led initiative" story by clicking here.
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Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and our club (one of over 32,000 clubs worldwide) and its members are committed to service in the Wichita Falls area communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting our vocations and our youth. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.