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.
Welcome
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?
Great Speakers - Join us, guests are always welcome
All About RYLA
All About RYLA
Aug 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Imagine Rotary in new ways
Aug 22, 2022 12:00 PM
75th Anniversary Season in Celebration
Aug 29, 2022
Upcoming Events
Oct 08, 2022 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Stories from Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club activities
 
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.
The Rotary donation was delivered in March as soon as funds arrived for immediate assistance so that the school could purchase lamination and other school supplies needed to complete school year.
 
 
Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club has scheduled a formal award presentation to take place during their April 25th their noon  Rotary meeting at the MPEC Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. Booker T. Washington Principal Angela Rooney and School Counselor William Jordan will be attending the express their appreciation
 
Atmos Energy, one of the many organizations that support our Rotary Club Community Service projects, provided a donation to Rotary Southwest for the purpose of Rotary’s support of Booker T. Washington Elementary.
 
 
Congratulations to Fain ES, winners of $1,850 grant from the RC of Wichita Falls Southwest to help fund their STEM program.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls has worked with Fain Elementary, Fain PTA and Fain Alumni for several years. In prior years The Dexter Lab and Outdoor Learning Area were sponsored by Rotary Grants and used by students for hands-on making and robotics. The Fain Elementary project will promote education by expanding our Learning Commons area. Originally students designed a Makerspace adjacent to the Fain Library, where they practice “Making” -- experimentation, interaction and play in applying learning to the real world.
 
 
Congratulations to Joseph McCollum, April 2nd, 2nd place winner of the District 5790 Decarur Regional 4 Way Test Speech Contest.
 
 
For the priveledge of competing at this regional contest, Joseph had to compete and win the Witchita Falls North and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Clubs speech contests held March 8, 2022. At that contest, judges selected two winners to be selected to regional contests. The 2nd place winner was Nicole Stancik who was the 1st place winner representing Witchita Falls Southwest Rotary at the Grapevine Regional on March 26th. Both Joseph and Nicole will be competing in the District contest. on May 14th in East Fort Worth.
 
Competing students were requited to deliver a 5 minute speech on what the "Rotary 4 Way Test means to me."
 
Contestants at the 4-Way Test Speech Contest: (L to R) Luken McCullum (winner), Nicole Stancik, Angela Duron and Brandon Huynh. Our own President Bruce Gray is at the far left!
 
 
 
The Wichita Falls 4-Way Test Speech Contest was held 3-8-2022. It was a great time and all of the speeches were outstanding! The first place prize money was $1,000.00 and all contestants went home with money. 
 
Congratulations to Luken McCullum. Luken will be heading to the Regional Contest in Decatur on April 2nd.
 
 
 
Several Wichita Falls Southwest Rorarians, friends and family met Saturday March 5th at the University United Methodist for Kids Against Hunger Project.
 
 
Ninty-nine volunteers that helped to package 22,000 meals for Kid’s Against Hunger. The boxes will be shipped along with 1450 other boxes sometime this spring through the Port of Houston. The destination is Puerto Limpera, Honduras which is on the eastern coast of Honduras.
 
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Rotary International in the News
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be 2024-25 Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Recognizing a woman’s worth

Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women

Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
Public Image
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Immediate Past President
Sergeant-at-Arms
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.
 
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.