Small Business Development Center and i.d.e.a. WF provide informative presentation at Oct. 11th meeting

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Growing Local Economies is one of the Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus and a priority for many Witchita Falls SW Rotarians.
 
Club President Elect Steve Haviland introduced our speakers Vanda Cullar, Director of the Small Business Development Center SBDC at MSU and Jeannie Hilber, i.d.e.a WF Coordinator. No stranger to WFSW Rotarians, Vanda has presented to our club over the years. In addition, SW Rotary has supported SBDC with community grants in past years. In his introductory comments, Steve shared that 25% or so of SW Rotarian’s have benefitted from consulting with Vanda’s team at the SBDC.  Our own Penny Miller, was a semi-finalist in the ideaWF 2017 competition

 
Small Business Development Center and i.d.e.a. WF provide informative presentation at Oct. 11th meeting Jack Browne 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

RC of SW Wichita Falls Reinvigorated Traditions - Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra at Oct 4th meeting

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The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony is focused this year on reinvigorating traditions of musical excellence. 
 
 
 
After surviving a year that was neither vigorous nor traditional, YSO finds itself in a unique position to reevaluate all its traditions and ask what really hurt when we lost it last year? What makes orchestra great that we want to focus on elevating this year? At its heart, orchestra is about coming together to create beautiful music, so the education vision this year is to bring kids together with an artistic team who have both expertise and passion and support the students in performing the best of orchestra repertoire.
RC of SW Wichita Falls Reinvigorated Traditions - Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra at Oct 4th meeting Jack Browne 2021-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Base Camp Lindsey, Building a Foundation for Life One Veteran at a Time

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SW Rotary of Wichita Falls welcomed Tara Bryant, Board Chair for North Texas Veteran’s Relief Fund and Chris De La Garza, Vice Chair for the Board to our August 30th meeting. 
 
Chris gave us an overview of Base Camp Lindsey, a holistic approach to solving homelessness. Following a model currently working in over 50 communities across the country – from New Orleans, to Kansas City – this approach targets the 70+ homeless Veterans living in Wichita county as well as surrounding counties in North Texas.
Base Camp Lindsey, Building a Foundation for Life One Veteran at a Time Jack Browne 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Brenda Terry of Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind provides informative September 13th program Jack Browne 2021-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club partnering with MWSU Students for Kids Against Hunger Todd Harris 2021-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Texas State Representative James Frank spoke at August 3rd Meeting

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State Representative James Frank updated Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary members on the most recent legislative session in Austin.
 
Hearing information from someone that was there can be an informative regardless of the politics. We in Rotary pride ourselves in being inclusive of all regardless of religion, politics, race, culture or ethnic background and that includes allowing ourselves to be informed by federal, state and local leaders when we have the opportunity. Thank you State Rep James Frank for your presentation.
Texas State Representative James Frank spoke at August 3rd Meeting 2021-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary Club members Michael Tipton and Penny Miller recognized as Paul Harris Fellows

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The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. At our Aug 2nd meeting, Club President Bruce Gray recognized 1st time recipients Penny Miller and Michael Tipton.
 
 
President Bruce Gray recognizes PHF recipients Penny Miller and Michael Tipton
 
Penny and Michael joined other notable figures that have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. The number of Paul Harris Fellows worldwide has exceeded one million since 2006. Congratulations Penny Miller and Michael Tipton.
Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary Club members Michael Tipton and Penny Miller recognized as Paul Harris Fellows 2021-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Some excellent advice from our July 26th speaker Dusty Sternadel

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Dusty Sternadel of NSpire provided some inspirational information for running a business in todays economy.
 
A mother of 5 kids, and owner of 2 local businesses, one of them with an excellent 11 year financial advisor portfolio she was able to provide perspective for our members that can be applied to their businesses and their personal lives. So, what is the Trillion Dollar issue? We won't spoil it for those who have not heard Dusty speak. but just know there are a lot of zero's. For our enlightened members, they now have at least one solution.
Some excellent advice from our July 26th speaker Dusty Sternadel 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Chris Sauer, past president of the Clay County Outreach spoke at July 19 meeting.
 

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The Clay County Outreach Food Pantry has been in continuous operation since 1985 serving the citizens of Clay County providing food staples for food insecure residents of Henrietta and the surrounding county.
 
A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that is all-volunteer with no paid staff.  All operational costs are covered by donations and grants. The need is great, Clay County has 1600 food insecure citizens including 500 children.
Chris Sauer, past president of the Clay County Outreach spoke at July 19 meeting.  2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Amazing videos submitted for the 2021 4-Way Test Videos

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All of the videos that teams submitted were amazing.
 
After much deliberation, the selection committee awarded  the following 1st and 2nd place winners.
 
In 1st place from City View High School we have this video.
 
 
And, in second place we have this video from Rider High School
Amazing videos submitted for the 2021 4-Way Test Videos 2021-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
RC of Southwest Wichita Falls to host picnic for USAF Squad 469th and the Road to College Students 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Partners in Education award RC of SW Wichita Falls as the Organization of the Year 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

Thank you Road to College students and volunteers

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A big thank you to Road to College and our other volunteers for the help in picking up flags Monday (July 5th) 
 
Flag afternoon with our students!
 
The Road to College students helped out the Southwest Rotary Club pick flags up from Fourth of July. We are proud of our students for giving back to the community by volunteering.
 
 
We are grateful for our partnership with the Southwest Rotary Club and for our parents volunteers, Mrs.Meza and Mr.Guel! 
 
We are Stronger Together!
We are Family! - Somos Familia!
Thank you Road to College students and volunteers 2021-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Clay Shoot - June 12th

SW Rotary is excited to hold our 2021 Sporting Clay Shoot June 12th.  We expect our hosts North Texas Field and Stream Association to assemble another challenging array of bird and rabbit stations to challenge all shooters.
 
Raffle tickets for a Benelli Montefeltro Sporting Shotgun are available from SW Rotarians: $10 for one or $25 for 3.  Need not be present to win.  Message us for tickets.
 
Register before June 1st and save some money!
 
Look for more information here and on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/rotaryswwf. Register there now to assure your team’s place!

This fundraiser enables Southwest Rotary to support local and international projects, making our world a better place. If you are interested in sponsorship click for more information or contact us to be a sponsor. Link to download information.  Link to email to be a sponsor

2021 Clay Shoot - June 12th Jack Browne 2021-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

Mask Up Wichita County! A Rotary led initiative.

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Rotary’s seven areas of focus, include “Disease Prevention and Treatment.”  SW Rotary approached our leaders in the County and Wichita Falls government with the idea. Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls Club President worked with other area Rotary Clubs and the community to implement the initiative which include a great TV interview on channel 3.
 
 
Yard Signs and Banners with the message, MASK UP Wichita County, You can Save a Life," were available from February through end of August of 2021. Orders were delivered to homes and businesses by Road to College participants with profits going towards Zavala in support of the Road to College programs. 
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls is partnering with the other Rotary and Service Clubs in Wichita County in an initiative to encourage the wearing of masks in advance of reaching vaccination levels supportive of “Herd Immunity”.
 
Why are we doing this project?
Citizens are getting tired of following the protective measures: wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and minimize our movement in public to necessary activities. COVID-19 will continue to spread till we reach “Herd Immunity” that comes as 75% of the population has been vaccinated. If we wear a mask we can prevent, “People are going to die that don’t need to die.”
 
Mask Up & Save a Life!
Service Above Self
People of Action
 
Frequently Asked Questions and other resources: COVID FAQs - Feb 2021
 
 
 
Mask Up Wichita County! A Rotary led initiative. Jack Browne 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
12th Annual SW Rotary Clay Shoot coming October 17th  Jack Browne 2020-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

2019 Annual Clay Shoot by Southwest Rotary

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11th Annual Southwest Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot

Sign up Now for the Annual Sporting Clay Shoot happening on Saturday, March, 23, 2019.  Every year Southwest Rotary of Wichita Falls sponsors a sporting clay shoot to help raise funds to support charitable giving and international programs for Rotary International.  Help us make the world a better place!  Raffle Tickets and Registrations happening NOW!
 
And a thank you to ServPro of Wichita Falls, returning again this year as Door Prize Sponsor.  Thanks to all of our sponsor for helping us make Wichita Falls a better place to live, work and play!

[DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM]

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See What Southwest Rotary is All About

Posted by Erica West on Feb 02, 2012

 Take a look at our brochure under downloads and see what the Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls is all about:  Service Above Self.  This brochure shows just a few of the many projects and organizations Southwest Rotary touches.

 Interested in joining; come to one of our meetings at noon every Monday at Luby's Cafeteria. 

Wonder what you are missing at our weekly meetings?  Take a look at our photo journals of past speakers and programs.

See What Southwest Rotary is All About Erica West 2012-02-03 00:00:00Z 0