Port LavacaPort Lavaca Rotary Club

Welcome to an issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and learn more about our Member of the Week.
Speaker - VFW Post 4403 and American Legion
Presentation of Colors:
Ray Belter - Commander
Reverend John Fisher – Chaplain
Jesse Briseno & Fabian Balboa – folding of the flag
Laval Simons – read Colors
Jerry McClendon – plays Taps
Tomas Guerra – United States flag
Nic Harrison – VFW flag
Reese Stalcup – American Legion flag
James Duckett – Air Force flag
Rotarian of the Week - Russell Cain
Real Estate Broker/Owner of Russell Cain Real Estate
Calhoun County Board of Realtors:  Director and Past President in 1992 and 1997; Texas Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors 
Local VFW Award:  Citizen of the Year 1993                          Chamber of Commerce Award:  One of 25 people selected as Most Influential Citizens of Calhoun County in the 20th Century 
Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year – 1992
Chamber – Hometown Hero – January 2011
Director for Calhoun County Economic Development, Current, non-profit corporation
Memorial Hospital Foundation:  Chairman and fundraiser        Memorial Medical Center Hospital Board:  Trustee & board VP American Cancer Society:  Director for 22 years, President 5 years, currently VP
Gulf Bend Center/MHMR 12 County Area:  Board member 13 years, Chairman 1996 – 1999
Hatch Bend Country Club:  Past President and Director; avid golfer
Scottish Rite, Houston since 1988
Al Amin Shrine Temple, Corpus Christi since 1988
Port Lavaca Main Street Association:  Director for 14 years, since inception; President since 1992, Chairman during establishment of Fay Bauer Sterling Park, renovation of
The Port Lavaca Main Street Theater:  Director and play cast participant; purchased & Gifted the Theater to the City of Port Lavaca
Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, Yoakum, Texas, Director 6 years, Lifetime Director
LaSalle Water Control and Improvement District: Director       County Chairman – Republican Party
Senate District 18 Volunteer of the Year 2013-2014
 2017 United Way Fred B. Knipling Spirit of Caring Award
District Governor of Rotary 5930; 2008 – 2009 (South Texas - 56 Clubs)
Rotarian since 1979 (35 years) with 18 years of perfect attendance
President in 1997-1998; received President’s Citation for the Port Lavaca Club
Vocational Director 2001 through 2006
Paul Harris Fellow
Bequest Society
Paul Harris Society
Rotary Benefactor                             
Brought in numerous (20+) members over the last several years
Organized Rotary 4 way speech contest; judge at the area regional event in Victoria
Annual Rotary Golf Tournament:  Organized and chaired for the past 14 years
First year gave 6 Paul Harris Fellows from proceeds
Fundraised over $100,000 to date for Polio Plus
Rotary International Convention in San Antonio 2001
District Governor Nominee 2007, donates annually to the Rotary Foundation 
Last week's speaker - Ross Stapp
Editor/Publisher – Port Lavaca Wave
Area Make-up Opportunities
Mon.         - Victoria Downtown – Huvars Artsian Market - 7:oo AM    (1st & 3rd only)
Tues.         - Victoria – Victoria Country Club – 12:15 PM
                   - Portland – North Shore Country Club – 12:00 PM
Wed.         - Goliad – Blue Quail Delicatessen – 12:00 PM
                  - Edna – Chamber of Commerce – 12:00 PM
                  - Palacios – Palacios Mexican Restaurant – 12:00 PM
                  - Ganado – Rear Window Listening Room– 5:30 PM (monthly)
Thur.        - Victoria North Side – Victoria Country Club – 12:00 PM
                  - Rockport Country Club – 12:00 PM
                  - Victoria North Side Satellite – The Club at Colony Creek– 6:00 PM
Fri.            - Corpus Christi – West Holiday Inn – 12:00 PM
Turn in Make-up information to Sec. Mike Rivet. Make up meetings at another club must be within 14 days before or after the missed meeting.
Russell Hampton
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