Welcome to The Rotary Club of Harlingen!

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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Club News
December 13, 2019
Christmas Party and Ugly Sweater Contest
Entertainment provided by HCISD!!!
 
PLEASE ATTEND.  IMPORTANT DISCUSSION AND VOTING ON REVISED BYLAWS, concerning a revamped leadership selection process.  Our goals are to encourage more members to get involved in leadership positions and to ensure the process is understood and utilized by all members that are so inclined, while also taking a more common sense approach to filling positions with people who are best suited and more dedicated to their position. 
 
-- Invocation - Chase Palmer
-- Pledge - MMA Cadet
-- Song - Remi Gibbs
-- Greeters - Bob and Ros Salmeron
 
Last Meeting, December 6, 2019
Our presenters were from Cameron County Children's Advocacy Centers, known as Monica's and Maggie's House.
 
This organization serves children in Cameron and Willacy counties.  They provide much needed outreach, advocacy, and therapy for children affected by abuse in their home environments.  These advocates act as a non-biased voice in court, but as a voice of care, love, and compassion to the children they help.   This is tough work, often meeting multiple children each day with new stories of abuse and neglect.  Our presenters shared with us, though, that the labor pays off with the result of seeing children navigate these dark and painful events to eventually find light and healing.  The organization is growing with the need for more staff and space to accommodate rising numbers of reported abuse.   More than 1300 children have already been served this year.  The organization is gearing up to be able to help at least 2,000 annually.  We are very proud to have these people in our community that are willing and able to tackle this problem, and do so with the love and care that the job requires.
 
Thank you, Debbie Rodriguez, Gabriel Garcia, Sandy Perez Andaverde for sharing information and insight about the work you do for our community.  
 
Saturday, December 7
Shopping with Kids at TARGET.  We had a blast again this year, shopping with 25 kids.  Each one got $100.00 to spend on whatever they wanted...or if mom followed and sneaked a package of TP into the cart, we got that too!  Thank you to each of the volunteers that helped!
 
Upcoming Events
Friday, Dec 20, Gift wrapping Service Project at Library.  No lunch will be provided.  Bring a sack lunch(or possibly order Jason's Deli online)
No Meeting on Friday, Dec 27 (Christmas)
No Meeting on Friday, Jan 3, 2020 (New Year)
Thursday, January 30th, Trivia Night Part Deaux.
 
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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 $500.
 
Last Week's Contestant for $467.00: 
Patty Andrews (a visitor!) drew the 9 of Diamonds.
Better Luck This Week :)
 
 
It's the time of year to pay your annual Rotary Club of Harlingen Dues.
Please be on the lookout for an email or snail-mail with your invoice.
You may pay online too by clicking this link
 
December Theme
 
 
Speakers
Gift Wrapping Service Project
Dec 20, 2019
At Library, but NO LUNCH provided
NO MEETING - Christmas
Dec 27, 2019
NO MEETING - Christmas
NO MEETING - New Year
Jan 03, 2020
NO MEETING - New Year
Joel Vincent
Jan 17, 2020
Club Assembly
Dr. Eric Kendle, Colonel, USAF
Jan 24, 2020
VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend
Mayor Chris Boswell
Jan 31, 2020
State of the City Address
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.