Alice Rotary Rewind Bulletin

Memorial Day - Remember and Honor Ceremony 

On May 31st the Rotary Club of Alice held its first annual Memorial Day Ceremony to Remember and Honor those that have come before and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We were so happy to see that attendance was high, but we know we could not have done this alone. Without the efforts of so many none of it would have even came to be. So we would like to thank the following. The Jim Wells County Veteran’s office’s David Salinas, Samuel Juarez The United Veteran’s Burial Association, VFW Post 8621, JWC Sheriff’s Department Color Guard, JWC Judge Juan Rodriguez, Mr. Albert Martinez, Our Local Alice Royalty, The City of Alice, Amaris Vasquez - Performing The National Anthem, DJ Frank and of course our sponsors: Mi Casa Nursing Services Home Health, LLC, Alice Dental Associates, IBC Bank Pam’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Alice Rotary Club Members
Placing of the Wreath of Honor and Remembrance with Gold Star Families and Veterans Miguel Casarez and Silvestre Rodriguez 
Local Veterans 
Arbor Day - Tree Planting 
Alice Rotary Club Rotarians planted four 50 gallon trees Saturday, June 5, 2021 in honor of Arbor Day. Alice Rotary Club donated two to the City of Alice Veterans Park and two to the Alice Independent School District (behind the Bryce Taylor Auditorium). Tag: Ofelia Hunter, Miguel Casarez, Sandra Maldonado-Bowen, Wolf N Robin Garza, Bruce Hoffman, David Silva, volunteers: Ms. Charlie Bazan, Victor Rodriguez, Christian Casarez and Jacob Casarez.

New Member Announcements 

New Rotarian Carlos Omar Garcia with Sponsor Rotarian Nena Pitts
New Rotarian Hector Villarreal with Sponsor Rotarian Sandra Bowen President Elect David Silva and President Bruce Hoffman 
New Rotarian Servando "Wolf" Garza with Sponsor Rotarian Sandra Bowen 
New Alice Rotary Club Transfer - Harlingen, Texas
WELCOME: New Rotarian - Clifford Frances Moriarty. Mr. Moriarty is a transfer from Rotary Club of Harlingen in November 2011 to June 2021 served as a Board of Director, Rotary Foundation, InterAct club advisor at Rio Hondo HS and Sargent at Arms.
He originally joined Rotary in September 1987, military move to Ft Rucker Alabama to join the Enterprise Rotary club from November 1993 to December 1999 - serve on Board, Weekly club bulletin editor, Program Director and Rotary Foundation chair and Club President 1997-1998. military retirement from the US Air Force. 

4-Way Test Winners

We are so proud of these amazing young ladies. Alice Rotary Interact Students; sisters Isela and Celeste Torres participated in our 4-Way Test Speech Contest and won 1st and 2nd place scholarships. 


Alice Rotary Club Windmill Project - Alice Green Alliance (AGA)
June 2, 2021 Mr. Daniel Benavides with Alice's Green Alliance was presented with a check for $3,250.00 for the Lake Findley Windmill Project that touches base with one of Rotary's 7 areas of focus. This one impacts our environmental focus because this windmill will be placed at our local lake which will aerate the water and improve the ecosystem. Note to support the environmental focus gives us Rotarian even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact for the betterment of one's life. #ServiceAboveSelf #AliceRotaryClub #lendingahelpinghand
Service Above Self 
During this worldwide pandemic tens of thousands of people seeks vaccinations came through the Jim Wells County fairgrounds, and our local Rotarians were right there to assist in anyway we could. Over the course of a few months several Rotarians met at the fairgrounds volunteering in one way or another in an effort that those who wanted could get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Being that not many if any of us are medical professionals our help came in form of with meals for volunteers, aiding in registration for those seeking the shot, traffic control and whatever else the organizers of this efforts asked of us.


Meetings In Review

RYLA Meeting
Alice Rotary Club were honored to have these fine young future leaders speak about their experience at RYLA and future goals at our weekly meeting! Thanks to the Alice High School Interact students who participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) during Spring Break. Lots of fun virtual activities. Thanks to Ofelia Hunter Interact/Youth Chair and her committee, Mr. Newell Atkinson for pizza, Dee Dee Arismendez for goodies and Aramark for all the snacks, and Alice Rotary Club for sponsoring the kids. The 5-day event was a success.

June 2, 2021

Alice Rotary special guest speaker was Mr. Alan Wilson, Chairman with The South Texas Military Task Force who discussed the important role the military plays in South Texas. Not only are they here to protect and serve, but they also have a major impact on our Economy!

April 28, 2021  

Alice Rotary Club's Special Guest Speaker was Dr, Michael Sandroussi, Sponsor Representative of the Southern Institute Careers Center who provided information about the Institute and the many programs available today. As the Federal Government puts more pressure on the Oil and Gas industry to shut down the Institute becomes more important to South Texas. Very informative meeting; thank you Dr. Sandroussi for your presentation.

April 14, 2021

Alice Rotary Club's Special Guest Speaker was Mr. Victor Garza with The Alice Hub City Chamber of Commerce. His presentation was an informative update on the new Chamber's Development and future goals. We look forward to all this new Chamber will bring to Alice and it’s surrounding communities.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Silva
June 9
Joe Ash
Bette Ash
June 4
Sandy Bowen
Bruce Bowen
June 6
Join Date
David Silva
June 10, 2015
6 years
 July 7, 2021 05:30 PM via Zoom.
Board meeting are open to all members and if you would like to join please reach out to Bruce for meeting details.
Russell Hampton
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