Russell Hampton
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Upcoming Events
Rotary International Multi-District Project Fair
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Sep 07, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Adopt-A-Highway cleanup
TSTC parking lot
Sep 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dinner En Blanco Fundraiser
The Patio at Stefano's
Oct 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Adopt-A-Highway cleanup
TSTC parking lot
Nov 02, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joseph Palamara
September 4
Julie Ezell Perez
September 7
Cliff Moriarty
September 11
Jerry A. Conditt
September 13
Ronald Banks
September 20
Bill Peacock
September 23
Linda Hagins
September 24
Cledia Hernandez
September 28
Bob Murphy
September 29
Join Date
Donna Bonner
September 4, 1992
27 years
Cliff Moriarty
September 6, 2011
8 years
Marsha Gramley
September 16, 2005
14 years
Ricky Leal
September 16, 2005
14 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Fund Raising
Youth Exchange Officer
Club Administration
Public Relations
Service Projects
Bulletin Editor
Joseph Woellhof
Club Information
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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Next Meeting
September 6, 2019
Diana Garcia-Padilla
Founder of  H.O.P.E. Small Farms for Sustainability  Before being full-time operator/co-owner of Yahweh's All-Natural Farm and Garden, Mrs. Padilla worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security She currently serves as grant administrator and is responsible for maintaining the new and beginning  farmers. She serves as community outreach coordinator and as instructional training coordinator for these farmers and the youth program. She is an experienced chef in the use of diverse plants in the preparation of culturally traditional dishes and has coordinated with Texas AgriLife Extension Service in developing a cooking training and nutrition program. As an entrepreneur, she recognizes that the development of a multi-farm cooperative of local organic producers can serve existing and new markets, and has recently established the “Valley Green Growers Coop” with previous years’ the new and begging farmers who have completed the HOPE organic farm training program. Through HOPE, Mrs. Padilla created three projects: (a) An Organic Farming Course that offered to train those with limited access to land on how to grow enough organic vegetables to feed their families and have a little extra to sell. For those Socio Economic Status (SES)  families taking the classes without land they were provided a plots at little or no charge; (b) an approved Commercial Kitchen for shared use in providing nutritional meals and as a classroom for instructing food sanitation, food safety and food preparation and as a research lab for creating value-added products; and (c) an Organic Farmer’s Market for providing the community organically grown products.


Invocation:  Bill Reagan
Pledge:    MMA Cadet
Song:       Lea Peacock
Greeter:  Kathy Preddy
Greeter:  Joe Palamara
Club News
Last Meeting 
Dr. Rosalinda Mercado
Dr Mercado gave us a presentation on the 8 Essentials of Leadership.  We had a little fun with her guinea pig, Bob Grider.  We established that Bob is a task-oriented planner, but is also a People Person that utilizes both sides of his brain in his unique brand of leadership.  According to Rosalinda, the 8 Essentials of good leadership include being an Intentional Leader, Sharing a Vision, having Clarity of Rules and Processes, Trust, Diversity & Inclusiveness, Commitment, Accountability, and Learning & Continuing Improvement.  Bob certainly intends to be a good leader and regularly shares his vision unilaterally.   All kidding aside, we thank Dr. Mercado for her presentation, and Bob for being a wonderful leader and a willing participant for our entertainment last week.
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
Take a look at our Upcoming Events to see what we have coming up.  Email Joel Vincent to have an item added.
$$$ Weekly Drawings $$$

We are looking for the Queen of Hearts.
Pot expected to be about $160.
Last Week's Contestant for $143.00: 
Steve Gerber used his opportunity to draw an 8 of Hearts, much to the amusement of the Club.
Better Luck This Week :)
Member Dues
Yearly Membership fee is due as of July 1.  You may pay online with this link, or at a meeting.
Contact Joel Vincent with questions, or to receive a copy of your invoice.
Sep 06, 2019
Yahweh's Garden and H.O.P.E. Farm
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