Rotary Club of Plainview

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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Plainview Civic Center
2902 W. 4th Street
Plainview, TX  79072
United States
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Rotarian Paul Holloway thanks Lubbock CASA  Recruitment Director Amanda Norfleet  for her interesting and informative program on the Court Appointed Special Advocate program. While the recent donated advertising for CASA  by Bart Reagor and Cliff Kingsbury had had a positive impact on volunteer recruitment, Amanda reports that less than 50% of children who could benefit from a CASA volunteer are helped. Over 100 children were placed in temporary or long term foster care in Hale County last year and each one needed a CASA  volunteer.  More information on CASA can be found at

This is it!  MatchSaverz

New Rotarian Kim Morton told the club about how she came to Plainview from Arizona. She told us about her company, Cactus Jumpers LLC and her product MatchSaverz. For information check out 
We welcome her to the club and foresee great contributions of service from her.   Charles Starnes

Ashley Mayberry gave is an update on the YMCA. There are many exciting programs available to help us "Move something every day." She also taught us how to read food labels and determine a healthier mix of food for our diet. Ahsley advised us to eat fruits and vegetables instead of carbohydrates. She said,  "If it's green it's better,"  but Leslie Gattis opined that green and good does not apply to cheese or old slices of luncheon meat. Everyone left the meeting feeling better.

New Rotarian Sue Brightbill was inducted into membership by her father Elton Wilson. President Stan DeMerritt, Vice President  Kim Street, and membership chair Eloise Hernandez officiated.
The Plainview Rotary Club enjoyed a "State of the County" presentation from Judge Bill Coleman.  Hale County has low taxes,  no debt,  and great opportunities for new  business. Excellent cooperation on all fronts will keep our future bright according to the judge. 

Winners of the Perfect Attendance Award from Coronado Middle School were Danna Sanches Casellas and Gavin Espinosa.  The iPods were presented by Rotarian Leslie Gattis and Principal Andrew Hannon. 
The winner of the Perfect Attendance Award from Ash High School was Dina Castro.  The presentation  of an iPod was made by Rotarians Deana Sageser and Susan Blackerby, along with Principal Rodney Wallace.
Estacado Middle School winners of the Perfect Attendance Awards are Marc Sepeda and Laura Summers.  Principal Ritchie Thorton and Rotarian Jay Givens presented the iPods.


Plainview Rotary welcomed Dr. Jessica Charest, the new OB-GYN at Plainview’s Covenant Hospital. Joining her on the platform are (L to R) Vice President Kim Street, President-Elect Lydia Castillo, and Program Coordinator Regan Manning. Dr. Charest informed the male Rotarians of the importance of a good OB-GYN in their lives while giving an excellent status of obstetrics and gynecology in America. She reported that there are about 50 deliveries each month in Plainview, and that the number of Caesarian deliveries is increasing.

Major David Hodge from Plainview’s Salvation Army Corps placed the Red Kettle on the table to thank Rotarians for their excellent efforts last Saturday ringing the bells at four locations in Plainview. Kudos go to Jay Givens for arranging the schedule for the 40 hours of volunteer work.



The Plainview Lion's Club hosted the annual joint meeting with the Plainview Rotary Club on Wednesday,  December 2. Rotarians  Susan Blackerby and Leslie Schmidt enjoyed the performance of the Plainview Chamber Singers directed by Deborah Buford.


The club enjoyed an informative program from Paul Henderson from South Plains College. Paul described the exciting training opportunities at SPC in the wind energy field. Of interest was the challenging GED program in our state. Paul said that the new three-exam format for the GED was difficult to pass. Paul stands with President Stan DeMerritt and President-elect Lydia Castillo with a book he donated to reading programs for the Hale County Literacy Council.

The  Plainview Rotary Club welcomed new member Susie Starnes. President Stan DeMerritt, Vice President Kim Street, and Membership Chair Eloisa Hernandez led the induction ceremony while sponsor Charles Starnes (and Susie's husband) pinned on the Rotary Wheel. Susie brings a wealth of volunteer service to the club.



Dr. Scott Franklin (seated) introduced  Dr. Adam Reinhart who gave a report to the Plainview Rotary Club on the recent medical mission trip to Honduras. Dr. Rinehart, professor of biology, took several Wayland students and graduates and other volunteers to refugee villages north east of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. 

The group evaluated existing clinics and provided health screening and education to villagers. Anti-parasite treatment was also provided. 

The Wayland medical mission to Honduras will be in 2017. 

The Plainview Rotary Club sports other projects in Honduras through Hunger Plus, a service project headed by PDG  JB Roberts.


Vernah Sprous receives her Rotary pin from sponsor Charles Starnes. Vernah joins the Plainview Rotary Club with the classification Life Insurance and Annuities. Membership Chair Eloisa Hernandez led the ceremony and President Stan DeMerritt gave Vernah her new badge and membership packet. 



Flying Queens coach Alesha Robertson-Ellis gave us the prognosis of an excellent season for Wayland's women's basketball team. 
Also, Rotarian Billy Ray Garcia reminded us that today is the 240th  birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Oooooah!
Elton Wilson was honored for his 46 years of membership in the Plainview Rotary  Club with an honorary membership. Elton's family joins President Stan DeMerritt  for the presentation. 
New member: Kim Martin was inducted as a new member of the Plainview Rotary  Club. Sponsored by Ted Baker, and inducted by Membership Chair Eloise  Hernandez, Kim fills the classification of "manufacturing." 

Rotarian Red Baker (right) invited Ports-to-Plains board president John Bertsch and Executive Director Duffy Hinkle to tell us about the history, progress, and plans for the Ports-to-Plains transportation  corridor. Duffy gave us an excellent report about the benefits and challenges regarding this important initiative.

Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap (center) issued a proclamation at the October 27, 2015 meeting of the Plainview City Council declaring Friday, October 23 as World Polio Day in Plainview. Joining the mayor were Rotarians (l to r) Andrew Freeman, Susan Blackerby, Charles Starnes, Leslie Spear, and Isauro Gutierrez. 

Club meeting notes from May 12, 2015
Club meeting notes from May 5, 2015
Club Meeting notes from April 28, 2015
Feb 16, 2016
Charles Garrett
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mar 01, 2016
Kelly Davila - Director of Regional Services
South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG)
Mar 08, 2016
Captain Derrick McPherson - Emergency Mgmt. Cord.
Plainview Alert System Presentation
Mar 15, 2016
Adeline Fox, Education & Outreach
High Plains Water District
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