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Harlingen

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 11:45 AM
Harlingen Public Library
410 76 Dr
Harlingen, TX 78550
United States of America
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Nominations open
2020 Harlingen Walk of Fame
 
The Rotary Club of Harlingen invites the community to submit names of outstanding Harlingen residents for this year’s Walk of Fame Ceremony to be held in June, 2020. The selection committee will consider the names of current or former Harlingen residents who have made outstanding contributions to our community. Special emphasis is given to those applications reflecting our Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” The application may be found on the Rotary Club of Harlingen website: www.rotaryhrl.org.  Application deadline is February 29, 2020.
 
For questions call 423-1014. Click Here to view and download application.
 
For consideration, please submit your nomination by February 29, 2020 to trepeacock@hotmail.com, or to 
Rotary Club of Harlingen, Harlingen Walk of Fame Committee
P.O. Box 1987, Harlingen, TX 78551
 
Inductees will be announced in June 2020.
January 24, 2020
Dr. Eric D. Kendle will talk about his experience in the military and in providing healthcare to veterans by sharing mission of the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend.   
is the Chief of Staff for VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB).
Prior to his current position, Dr. Kendle was named the deputy chief of staff in August 2017, and was most recently commissioned to lead the healthcare system’s SAIL Project for Effects, Actions and Results (SPEAR) team.
The VA physician is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and combat Veteran who served two deployments during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Kendle began his military career with a direct commission into the Arizona Air National Guard in May of 1992. He joined the 162nd Fighter Wing as a general medical officer and then completed the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course in November of 1993 while simultaneously continuing his general surgery residency which he completed in 1996.
In 2004, he was one of the first Air National Guard flight surgeons to serve in the Baghdad Expeditionary Medical Support facility (EMEDS) at Sather Air Base. There he served as a flight and trauma surgeon proving the worth and value of Air National Guard flight surgeons in the combat theatre. In 2005, he was selected as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 162nd Medical Group.
In 2007 he served another tour in Iraq as Chief of Aerospace Medicine at the Sather AB EMEDS. In 2008 his 162nd MDG achieved a score of 98 during a Health Services Inspection, which was the highest score recorded by a medical unit at the time. This same Medical Group later received the Theodore Marrs Award in 2008 for its outstanding provision of medical support for all flying personnel and unit members.
In February 2010, he was selected to take command as the 162nd Fighter Wing’s Medical Group commander. He led the Medical Group to Vigilant Guard Guam, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX Joint forces mass casualty and disaster preparedness exercise, in August of 2010.Dr. Eric D. Kendle is the Chief of Staff for VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB).
Prior to his current position, Dr. Kendle was named the deputy chief of staff in August 2017, and was most recently commissioned to lead the healthcare system’s SAIL Project for Effects, Actions and Results (SPEAR) team.
The VA physician is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and combat Veteran who served two deployments during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Kendle began his military career with a direct commission into the Arizona Air National Guard in May of 1992. He joined the 162nd Fighter Wing as a general medical officer and then completed the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course in November of 1993 while simultaneously continuing his general surgery residency which he completed in 1996.
In 2004, he was one of the first Air National Guard flight surgeons to serve in the Baghdad Expeditionary Medical Support facility (EMEDS) at Sather Air Base. There he served as a flight and trauma surgeon proving the worth and value of Air National Guard flight surgeons in the combat theatre. In 2005, he was selected as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 162nd Medical Group.
In 2007 he served another tour in Iraq as Chief of Aerospace Medicine at the Sather AB EMEDS. In 2008 his 162nd MDG achieved a score of 98 during a Health Services Inspection, which was the highest score recorded by a medical unit at the time. This same Medical Group later received the Theodore Marrs Award in 2008 for its outstanding provision of medical support for all flying personnel and unit members.
In February 2010, he was selected to take command as the 162nd Fighter Wing’s Medical Group commander. He led the Medical Group to Vigilant Guard Guam, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX Joint forces mass casualty and disaster preparedness exercise, in August of 2010.
 
 
 
-- Invocation - TBA
-- Pledge - MMA Cadet
-- Song - TBA
-- Greeters - TBA
 
Last Week's Meeting
 

 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Thursday, January 30th, Trivia Night Part Deaux.
Friday, January 31, Presentation by Vernon World Languages Academy principal and students.
 
Bulletin
Joseph Woellhof will be putting our bulletin together.  If you have a Rotary event or item you would like in the bulletin, please contact Joseph at joseph.woellhof@xerox.com
 
Take a look at our Upcoming Events to see what we have coming up.  Email Joel Vincent to have an item added.

We are looking for the Ace of Hearts.
Pot expected to be more than $650.
 
Last Week's Contestant for $612.00: 
Matt Heffernan drew the 2 of Diamonds.
Better Luck This Week :)
 
 
January Theme
 
Speakers
Mrs. Arely Tamez
Jan 31, 2020
Vernon World Languages Academy principal and students are connecting the world.
TBD
Feb 14, 2020
TBD
Honorable Chris Boswell
Feb 20, 2020 11:30 PM
Mayor's State of the City address
NO MEETING - State of city on Thursday
Feb 21, 2020
NO MEETING - State of city on Thursday
TBD
Feb 28, 2020
TBD
Various High School Contestants
Mar 06, 2020
4-Way Speech Contest
NO MEETING
Mar 27, 2020
SATURDAY 5PM-10PM SHRIMPFEST
Shrimpfest
Mar 28, 2020
Downtown Harlingen
PH wheel & Dues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are participating in a Paul Harris wheel you can pay online or at a meeting.
Click here to pay your PH wheel now.  If you're not participating in one, talk to Kathy Preddy - we have wheels that need somebody to join, or you can start a new one.
 
Club Dues
Yearly Membership fee is due.  You may pay online with this link, or at a meeting.
Contact Joel Vincent with questions.