Rotary Club of Alice
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lane Bowen
    July 10
  • Kari Hendricks
    July 18
  • William Findley
    July 20
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Lane
    July 6
  • Gail Hoffman
    Bruce Hoffman
    July 9
  • Gilbert Aguirre
    July 14
Officers and Directors
Vice President
Membership Chair
Director 2015-18
Director 2016-2019
President Elect
Director 2015-2018
Director 2016-19
Director 2017-20
Director 2017-20

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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Alice Country Club
Country Club Rd on Hwy 44
Alice, TX  78332
United States
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Lyle D. Gibson with the U.S. Border Patrol gave an update regarding border security and daily activities, on May 24, 2017 at the Rotary Club of Alice. (L/R Dee Dee Cantu Arismendez-Past-President, Mr. Gibson, Bruce Hoffman-Program Chair, IF you would like to presenter at the Rotary Club of Alice, please contact any Rotarian

Maria Rising was inducted as a Rotarian for the Rotary Club of Alice on May 2014, 2017 during the weekly meeting. (L/R) Dee Dee  Cantu Arismendez-Sponser, Maria Rising, Nena Castillo-Pitts-Vice President)

A $500 donation was made to the library at Mary R. Garcia Elementary on Monday, Dec. 5. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Alice, Rotarian Lane Bowen handed Mary R. Garcia Elementary Librarian Diana Reyes with the check.

As Santa called out their names local children rushed to Santa's arms to get a hug and presents Wednesday. Santa stopped by the Alice Country Club to help the Rotary Club of Alice celebrate Christmas.

Rotarian Bill Findley celebrated his 94th birthday at our July 20, 2016 meeting and luncheon!
Rotarians take service above self very seriously in Alice, Tx. Of this great bunch, a select few also hold the honor of having perfect attendance for an entire year!
Interact students were guest speakers at Rotary's Wednesday luncheon and presented an overall view of their community service.
Outgoing club president Dee Dee Arismendez pins incoming president Katrina Watson at Rotary 6/15/16.

Our first place dog and owner team is..



Incoming club president, Katrina Watson, presented at today's meeting the theme for the coming year. ‪#‎RotaryServingHumanity‬

Alice Rotary Club president Dee Dee Arismendez accepts Rotary District 5930’s Exemplary Club Award for exceptional service to local and international causes.
Alice Club President Dee Dee Arismendez Issued a statement to members following her district assembly in Laredo on April 23, 2016.

Alice Rotary President Dee Dee Arismendez at the 2016 Rotary District 5030 Assembly & Conference with State Senator Judith Zaffirini as a guest speaker in Laredo, Tx.


April 27th Dr. Nicole J. Poritsanos, Assistant Professor-Academic Advisor; CBC-Faculty Senate President, will speak on the Zika virus;; 361-522-2093 (Cell); works at Coastal Bend College in Alice and is a past member of the Kingsville Rotary Club.
May 4th Katrina Watson – President Elect will give us a report on the President Elect conference she recently attended. Will include an excellent video regarding Rotary’s theme for 2016.  Must be present to find out the theme!
May 11th John Martinez, the volunteer coordinator for River City Hospice, here in Alice, Texas will give a program on Hospice care and volunteer possibilities and what one might expect when volunteering.
May 18th Tom Schmid, Executive Director of the Texas State Aquarium will provide a SUPER PROGRAM regarding what is happening at OUR TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM.  This includes progress on the $ 50,000,000 Caribbean wing, new Dolphins, Sea Camps etc.  This program will be just in time for the Summer break and please bring a guest.  Promises to be a wonderful time and very enlightening!           Office 361.881.1242 Cell 361.548.0544
Rotary member and director, Nena Castillo-Pitts, has been nominated by Christus Spohn as a 2016 finalist for its Health care heroes award. 
From a statement: "Health Care Heroes have a purpose. To help, heal and comfort and save lives. At Christus Spohn, we are passionate about transforming the health of our communities and our Associates make this passion a reality."
At the recent meeting of the Alice Rotary Club, the following officers and directors were elected by the membership. They are:
President - Katrina Watson
President Elect - Gail Hoffman
Vice President - Nena Pitts
Secretary - Linda Avila
Treasurer - Lane Bowen
Director 2014-2017 - Jolene Hackfield
Director 2014-2017 Linda Fowler-Nash
Director 2015-2018 Roger Seanz
Director 2015-2018 Nena Pitts
Director 2016-2019 John Bedgood
Director 2016-2019 Tessa Carrillo
Sergeant-at-Arms Linda Avila
Director 2016-2017 Dee Dee Arismendez
Alice Rotarians Jake Rollins, Dee Dee Arismendez, Joshua Flores and others donate supplies and time to an ongoing project to restore Veterans Plaza Park on the south side of Alice. Numerous civic organizations are partnering together in this effort, including the Alice High School Jr ROTC, City of Alice, Alice Police Officer's Association, among others. 
Rotarians, this week our speaker will be Sgt. Enrique Saenz with the Alice Police Department. He will give us an update on efforts our law enforcement officers are making to curtail crime in our city. This should be very interesting. Please come to show your support of the hard work they do to keep us all safe.
Don't forget the upcoming 5K-9 sponsored by our local Interact Club. Remember, they are still in need of help in promoting this project, participants and sponsors. If you are interested in supporting them in anyway, please contact Linda Avila. The event will be May 14th so don't miss this great opportunity to help out these young, hardworking kids.
The Alice Rotary Club shared a special luncheon for Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Alice.
Volunteers from approximately 10 states including Wisconsin and Vermont have been in the area working on a the Habitat for Humanity's 14 home in Ben Bolt.
From the Alice Echo News Journal
Four Alice High School students were awarded scholarships on Wednesday afternoon after their participation in The Rotary Club of Alice's speech contest.
First place went to Jose Perez for his speech on unifying the world through education. Garza received a $500 scholarship.
Second place and winner of the $300 scholarship was Eainy Eberhard for her on political culture and the differences in her family that united them. Third place with a $200 scholarship was awarded to Esbardo “EJ” Alaniz who explained the importance of overcoming fears and how by doing so the rest of society benefits. Fourth place winner with a $100 scholarship was Paige Beltran for her decision to go to college and pursue her dreams.
The individuals competed in a four-way test speech contest with a topic of their choice. In the students speech's four questions were answered about how each question related to their specific topic.
Perez will have a chance to perfect his speech for Area 6 Competition on March 6 with students from Freer High School, San Diego High School and Three Rivers High School.
Volunteer judges for the contest were Dee Dee Arismendez, Gail Hoffman and John Bedgood, who focused on the content of the speech not only on the speech presentation.
Questions were: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
After the March 6 contest the finalist will compete in Corpus Christi.

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