The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on July 2, 1999 · Page 46
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 46

Galveston, Texas
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Friday, July 2, 1999
Page 46
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lllF.i)AILVNl : A\S FRIDAY, JULY 2,1999 — ROTARY CLUB Galveston County, Texas President's Message Richard C. Ivey send warm greetings to all. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as presi- :nt of the Rotary Club of Galveston this past year. The Rotary Club of Galveston remains dedicated to helping with the four avenues of Rotary service, our club has been privileged to sponsor a number of substantial community, vocational, and international service projects. The club's two major fund-raising events for this year were the annual chili supper, held at Ball High School, and a fashion show, held at Galveston College. Both events raised funds that are distributed by our local Rotary foundation to support our service projects. Rotary's greatest acts throughout the 20th century have focused on helping children. We are meeting head-on the ravages of illness, the eradication of polio by the year 2002, and the reduction of poverty and illiteracy throughout the world. This year our club participated in a number of youth projects such as Rotary Youth Leadership camp held each year in the piney woods of east Texas. This project builds character and leadership and teach- es kids how to work together to achieve a common goal. It also creates good friends. In keeping with our commitment to promote the youth in our community, we contributed to both local high schools' project graduation, and Rotarians contributed their time to a special forum on the importance of staving in school for local high school students. Recognizing that the world has become a much smaller place, this year our club sponsored a German exchange student, Aylin Anasel, from Berlin. Additionally, we participated in hosting a Study Exchange Group from Finland. The Rotary Club of Galveston also sponsored Ms. Bethany Ann Cobb, a teacher at Parker Elementary, as a Rotary Foundation Group Study of Exchange member going to Finland. A few of the other projects that we participated in and sponsored include: A career counseling and development forum at Galveston College for young people in our community; a literacy project that provided over 800 books to at-risk pre-school children; and a drug abuse prevention project targeted toward youth. Members con- of the things we think, say or do: 1/isittheTRUTO? 2.IsitEAIRtoaJl concerned? 3. TO it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FMENI^HIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Richard Ivey, Rotary President, hands out books to children at St. Vincent 1 s House preschool for the Rotary Literacy Program. tributed generously to the Meals on Wheels program and offered their time to help ring holiday bells to benefit the Salvation Army. From a gift to the "Advocacy Center for Children", a community sexual assault child abuse center, to taking an active parL in the Honduras hurricane relief effort, local Rotarians reached out to make a difference in people's lives. As this Rotary year draws to a close, I wish to express my great appreciation to all the members of the Rotary Club of Galveston. A special thanks is due to the offi- cers and board of directors and to the committee chairs who have worked tirelessly to see that all our goals were met. I also wish to thank the citizens of Galveston for your support of our club in all its efforts. With the numerous and varied projects and functions undertaken this year, you have made my presidential year joyous and successful. Thanks to all of you for you "Service Above Self." Your President, Richard C. Ivey ffl Rotarian of the Year The Object of Rotary T he Object of . Rotary is to encourage arid foster the ideal of s>r- vice as a basis of wofc thy enterprise an<t in particular, to encourage andfosten , FIRST: The develop; ment of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; . SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Richard Ivey, Rotarian president, presented Brett Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Galveston, with Rotarian of the Year award. SPECIAL THANKS to M. Garrett R. Finkelstein Wilma Waggner Contributions from: Richard Levy Bill Felts James Malone Manny Chan Randy Kilbert Dan Cote Chester Buns Rotanan Gary Peters Congratulations to Rotary OFFICE EQUIPMENT and SUPPLY r Business Machines • Office Furniture • Office Supplies FAX 4124 Broadway - Box 1078 (409) 765-7194 Galveston, Texas 77553-1078 Serving The Gyll Coast (or Over 50 Years* Galveston 765-9403 Nationwide 1-800-358-1847

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