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SERVICE ABOVE SELF

Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning, improve

employ-ability, and build community.

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF WIMBERLEY!

Until further notice, The Rotary Club of Wimberley is meeting in the Wimberley EMS Classroom located at 220 Twilight Trail and by ZOOM on Tuesdays at noon.  If you are interested, please contact our Club President, Carolyn Manning, and she will provide you the necessary link and code to join us.

Her email is: [email protected]

The Rotary clubs of San Marcos and Wimberley are hosting Rise Against Hunger at First Lutheran Church on Holland Street in San Marcos on Saturday, October 15. During this event, volunteers are needed to pack 14,000+ meals for distribution in Africa. Last year, this task was accomplished in less than 1.5 hours. It is a fun, very well organized event that enables you to help those not as privileged as ourselves.


We are also collecting non-perishable foods for the Hays County Food Bank to help those closer to home that suffer hunger. Contact us if you have items to donate, and Rotarians will organize to collect those from you.

The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce our new member: Jackie Gitman. She was previously a Rotary member in California, where she became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2010 and was the Chair of the Paradise Rotary Youth Committee. Since Jackie joined the Wimberley chapter, she has served on the Scholarship Committee and looks forward to working with the Wimberley High School Interact Club with Donna. Jackie is a Real Estate Valuation Analyst with Amherst Holdings in Austin.


The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce the winners of the fourth Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year. This challenge asked students to create a board game about their favorite book of fiction. For the first time, we had an honorable mention. Sammie Carruthers received $50 for her work on Tangerine. The runner up was 7th grader, Meadow Cryar, who received $100 for her entry on The Remarkable Journey. The winner of $150 was Garrett Bray with his entry about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


Congratulations to Sammie, Meadow and Garrett.


20 Reasons to be a Rotarian

By: Richard D. King, Rotary International President 2001-02

1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.

4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.

5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.

6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.

7. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.

8. Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.

9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.

10. Assistance when Traveling: Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.

11. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one’s business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.


12. The Development of Social Skills: Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.


13. Family Programs: Rotary provides one of the world’s largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; opportunities for spouse involvement; and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of family values.


14. Vocational Skills: Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about one’s job or vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc...


15. The Development of Ethics: Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs one’s ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.


16. Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world’s most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.


17. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.


18. Nice People: Rotarians above all are nice people - the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice.


19. The Absence of an “Official Creed”: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.


20. The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding

The Rotary Club of Wimberley is a proud sponsor of the FREE Reading program for kids in K-6. The program is compatible with most Internet browsers used by desktop and tablet computers. Anyone can sign up for the program - just click on the link to the right.


Our goal is to enhance the literacy skills of English language learners of all ages. The FREE reading program will help improve English reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and much more! 60,000 + students are currently using the program with incredible results. Don't miss out.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ENROLL

ENROLL HERE


Welcome!


Rotary Club of Wimberley is a member club of Rotary International which has 32,000 clubs in 168 countries. The motto of Rotary is "Service Above Self" which demonstrates the humanitarian spirit shared by all Rotarians. Internationally, Rotary has led world efforts to eradicate polio, illiteracy and starvation. In addition, Rotary seeks to promote cultural understanding and peace through exchange programs between its member nations.


The Rotary Club of Wimberley was started over 15 years ago and has continued to grow since. Our roster includes representatives of financial institutions, school administration, medical providers, legal and accounting professions, real estate and insurance companies, tourism, retail merchants, and publications.


Our current mission is a series of programs under our theme of "Rotary Loves Readers." These programs include reading initiatives within our schools, library seminars, nursing home book clubs, book giveaways, and scholarships. The Rotary Club of Wimberley's largest on-going endeavor is as a benefactor for the Back to School Fiesta which provides school supplies to 500 children in need. We also are supporters of the Davis Moon Project, an organization building schools in Ethiopia. A complete list of past and present projects is tabbed above for your reference.


To learn more, contact us today!