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
September 20, 2019
Glenn Hill, Rotary Club of Harlingen Foundation
 
Glenn is a native Texan growing up in Beaumont.  After graduating from Lamar State College of Technology he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  During his 30 year career he served in Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, and Somalia. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps he joined the
Marine Military Academy.  He was with MMA for 23 years before retiring  this past May.
Glenn is a member of the Valley Baptist Medical Center Board, the Rio Grande Council BSA Executive Committee, Loaves and Fishes Advisory Board, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Harlingen.  He and Jodi, his wife of 53 years, have two children and two grandchildren.
 

Invocation:  Victor Leal
Pledge:    MMA Cadet
Song:       Michael Mezmar
Greeter:  Remi Gibbs
Greeter:  Bob Salmeron
Last Meeting
Chase Palmer Family Singers
 
 
Chase and his beautiful family started off our meeting with a heartfelt serenade featuring acapella harmonizing and solos by each of his children.   Thank you for the treat Chase!
 
Chase is the Director at Sunny Glen Children's Home, which has provided a home environment and a Christian foundation for children to build their lives since starting in La Feria in 1936.  Since then, over 7,800 children and teenagers have called Sunny Glen home for at least part of their childhood.  Chase has a passion for helping kids that have been separated from their families for whatever reason.  The Rio Grande Valley has the added need to provide shelter for kids that have been brought or sent here from outside our American borders.   Sunny Glen has opted to build upon its organizational knowledge and passion for helping children, by seeking and winning a federal grant specifically to open and operate an independent shelter in Raymondville.  They have secured a large, unused retail space to convert into the 400-bed operation.  The plan has been moving along swiftly, and Chase hopes to be injecting Light and Hope into the lives of hundreds of children by November of this year.  
 
Recent Events
 
Rotaract Club chartered at TSTC Harlingen!    We are Co-sponsoring our first Rotaract Club with the Sunburst Rotary Club.  Rotaract will meet the 3rd Monday of each month during the 9-month school year.  The students met this week on the 16th to ratify a constitution and elect officers. 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Trash Pick-up on Loop 499, Saturday, 9-21-19, 8:30 AM.  15-20 Volunteers can have this one mile section of highway clean in about an hour.  This is a great opportunity to book some community service time with a refreshing morning walk. Meet in the parking lot of the TSTC service building next to the loop on the south side of campus.  See you out there!
 
 
 
 
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 about $250.
 
Last Week's Contestant for $200.00: 
Lilia Jones found the 10 of Diamonds.
Better Luck This Week :)
 
 
 
September Theme
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Dinner en Blanco
 
Join us for a Rotary Club of Harlingen night of fun, raffles, wine auctions, and food!
 
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Dues
Yearly Membership fee is due.  You may pay online with this link, or at a meeting.
Contact Joel Vincent with questions.
 
Speakers
Colonel Glenn Hill
Sep 20, 2019
Rotary Endowment Presentation
Dr Art Cavazos
Sep 27, 2019
State of the District HCISD
Assistant Police Chief Miryam Anderson
Oct 04, 2019
State of Harlingen Police Department
Dora A. Martinez Administrative Medical Director
Oct 11, 2019
Valley Aids Council
TBA
Oct 18, 2019
NO MEETING
Oct 25, 2019
Club Social - Dinner en Blanco at Stefanos - Saturday Evening
TBA
Nov 01, 2019
TBA
Nov 08, 2019
Rotary Foundation Presentation
District 5930 Governor, Ellison Crider
Nov 15, 2019
District 5930 Governor, Ellison Crider
Ellison Crider
Nov 15, 2019
District Governor Visit
NO MEETING
Nov 22, 2019
Club Social "Trivia Night at Classics" Thursday Evening
NO MEETING
Nov 29, 2019
ENJOY THANKSGIVING!!!
Joel Vincent
Jan 10, 2020
Club Assembly
Mayor Chris Boswell
Jan 24, 2020
State of the City Address
Various High School Contestants
Mar 06, 2020
4-Way Speech Contest