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Welcome to Northside Rotary Club - Victoria Texas

Victoria Northside

Be The Inspiration

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Victoria Country Club
14 Spring Creek Rd.
Victoria, TX  77904-1664
United States of America
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Speakers
Joanne Settles
Oct 24, 2019
Polio Program
John Turner
Oct 31, 2019
Personal Safety
Nancy Garner and Jeff Tunnell
Nov 07, 2019
Gulf Bend Wellness Community
Shannon Matus and Ashley Flores
Nov 14, 2019
US Mile Top Speed Racing Events, “Impact of The Texas Mile on Victoria”
Dr. Phylis Canion
Nov 21, 2019
Understanding CBD Oil – Is it Safe?
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 28, 2019
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Home Page Stories
 
Bloomington Elementary 4th & 5th Grade award recipients during 10/7/19 Knighting Ceremony for the virtue of Respect.
Also, pictured is their new Principal Carl Frisch who is a strong supporter of EAFK & our program.  This is Bloomington's 2nd year in EAFK along with their sister school (Kindergarten & 1st grade) in Placedo.   
It is great to hear the wonderful stories of the students accomplishments as they strive to be positive examples to others.--Hank Sheeran - Northside Rotary Club

What is EAFK?
 

Unprecedented in the field of character education, EAFK teaches high ethical standards, service and Rotary International lessons to the entire student body everyday, right along side core academic subjects like math, science and social studies. Unlike a traditional "InterAct" Club, EAFK is a mandatory course of study for every child with uniquely integrated components including classroom curriculum, Rotarian-led service opportunities, award assemblies, elaborate live-action premium options, and parent education. In EAFK schools, the Four Way Test is recited daily from memory; students start learning about Paul Harris in 3rd grade; and just about any 5th grader on campus can tell you the latest news about Polio Plus.

The word, "knight" means "servant", and EAFK brings the values of noble character and service alive for children through the spectacular theme of gallant knights and chivalry. Students in EAFK schools walk campus hallways decked out like castles; learn wisdom from "The Code" curriculum; win awards for noble service; earn rankings toward knighthood in regular school-wide ceremonies; benefit from on-site Rotarian mentorship and work together on local and global service projects. Schools using EAFK premium options even get visits from real armored knights and live warhorses on campus! There is nothing like EAFK anywhere in the world, and the program is available exclusively for Rotary Clubs to use in their communities
 
 

Our Rotary meeting on Thursday, August 22 was profoundly sad and a difficult one to get through.  Rex Horst… our friend, colleague, mentor and this year’s President, passed away earlier that week.  All of us still in shock and a state of disbelief, we gathered together to be close to each other and share our grief.  We hugged each other.  We told each other “you matter to me”.  We shared stories about Rex.  “Rex saved my life bringing me into his Church.”  “Good times on Harley road trips.”  “Rex introduced me to Rotary.” “Rex built my home.”  “What struck me most was his devotion to his family and his church.”  Many members had been given a book he liked to share “Muscle and a Shovel”.  So instead of our usual business meeting, we put aside an agenda, we didn’t have a guest speaker.  We took time to honor Rex and strengthen the bonds of friendship we have with each other.  Rex, we miss you.  We thank you for your years of service in Rotary, rarely missing a meeting or event.  We’ll miss your smile, your laugh, your devotionals, your encouraging words, the way you would kick us in the pants when we needed it.  Rest in peace dear friend.   

By: Roslyn Faust

 

Rex Allen Horst of Victoria, Texas -- Rex Allen Horst, 66, passed away Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.  Rex was born October 17, 1952 to the late Elmer Kenneth Horst and Erna Dell Horst. He was a member of the Crossroads Builder's Association for over 25 years and recently served as President. He was an active member of the Victoria Northside Rotary and was a past President currently serving as President. He enjoyed working with Adoption Awareness and Early Acts First Knight--both Rotary projects in the community. He was an active member of Midtown Church of Christ and helped support and organize youth functions over the years. As owner of Designer Homes by Rex Horst, he was privileged to build the dream homes of many of the residents of the Victoria and surrounding areas. He was a friend and mentor to many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed golf, football and travel but most of all family, especially spending time with his 4 grandkids. Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Erna Horst; and his sisters, Delta Dolly Slomba and Erna Horst. Rex is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marilyn Huber Horst; his daughters, Karen Wilkinson and husband, Carlton of Victoria and Melissa Crooks and husband, Garrett of Ft. Collins, CO; his brothers, Pete Horst and wife, Judy of Baltimore, MD and Randy Horst and wife, Gladys of Crockett, TX; and his grandchildren, Emma Wilkinson, Jackson Wilkinson, Jordan Crooks and Liam Crooks. Those wishing to make memorial donations in Rex's memory are requested to do so to the Rotary Foundation or Midtown Church of Christ. Thoughts and memories may be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net.

2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin announces his presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, at Rotary's International Assembly.
 
 
 
Bret Baldwin, left, president of the Victoria Northside Rotary Club, presents a $2,500 check Feb. 9 to the University of Houston-Victoria International Programs Office. The money will help fund the second annual UHV International Festival on April 19. The free event is open to the community and will showcase the culture and food of the countries where UHV international students come from. Pictured, from left, are Baldwin; UHV students Loveth Ohenhen and Muhammad Bilal; Jesse Pisors, UHV vice president for advancement and external relations; student Sandhya Kona; Ludmi Herath, UHV director of international programs; and students Salman Abdul Muqtada; Mohammed Abdul Jawad Mallik and Abdul Moeed Syed.
From The Victoria Advocate:
 
VISD Superintendent discusses EAFK

Today, we would like to acknowledge Victoria Rotary, Northside Rotary and the Downtown Rotary clubs for their dedication and devotion in supporting our Early Act First Knight (EAFK) program in 14 of our elementary schools - Aloe, Chandler, Crain, DeLeon, Dudley, F.W. Gross, Hopkins, O'Connor, Rowland, Schorlemmer, Shields, Smith, Torres and Vickers.

Early Act First Knight is a national schoolwide service club for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and is sponsored by the local Rotary clubs. We are extremely appreciative to all three of Victoria's Rotary clubs for their support of VISD and their continued service as a "Champion for our Children."

The mission of EAFK is to create an understanding of peace through the active participation of its students, so the students may then in turn provide goodwill and service throughout our community and across the globe.

Students are taught to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual, which then builds respect for others. Each student learns the virtues of caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership while in the EAFK program. The students also learn the Rotarian Four-Way Test, which states: "Of the things we think, say or do - Is it the truth?; Is it fair to all concerned?; Will it build goodwill and better friendships?; and, Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

These virtues and the four-way test are incorporated as a part of the curriculum and discussed daily with our students. It is clearly evident through our recognition ceremonies that the EAFK program provides a positive impact on student success, and we are looking forward to expanding this program throughout the rest of our elementary schools in the near future.

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If you have been honorably discharged and are attending or planning to attend a college or university to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate, you are encouraged to apply for a veteran’s scholarship being offered by Rotary District 5930.
 
Applicants must be pursuing a degree/certificate related to any of the following areas:
 
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
 
Up to $6,600.00 for one year may be awarded to the selected individual(s).
 
Application deadline is October 15, 2016. Download the application here.
 
Interviews of potential scholarship recipients will be conducted on November 12, 2016 at the Country Club of Corpus Christi, Texas.    

 
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Club Officer's

2015-2016 Board of Director's
Rex Horst, Jim Stokes, Bob Bill, Caren Adamson, Lori Zamora, Casey Housworth, Hugh Hanes, Ray Gonzalez, David Penry
Not Pictured: Gail Hoad, Brett Baldwin
 

Officer's and Director's

President: Bret Baldwin
President Elect: Jim Stokes
 Vice President: Donald Jirkovsky
Treasurer: Hugh Hanes
Secretary: David Penry
Past President: Caren Adamson
Sgt-at-Arms: Ray Gonzalez
 
Directors:
 
1-Year:
Casey Housworth
Gail Hoad
Roslyn Faust (Satellite Club)
 
2-Year:
Skip Kaup
Clay Kolle

Rotarians of the Year

 
Northside Rotary Club of Victoria's President Caren Adamson Named Casey Housworth and Hugh Hanes as her Rotarians of the Year.
 
Casey is on the Board of Director's and helps with the website, including setting up the Member Directory. He also actively participants in club events.
Hugh is also on the Board of Director's and serves as the Club's Treasurer. He is the club's Early Act First Knight director and also actively participants in all club events.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

    

Northside Rotary Paul Harris Recipients

   

Club Member Recipients: Elton Calhoun, Marvin Franz, Kent Miller, David Penry, Kent Grier

 

Special Recipients: Cass Garcia (Sir Cass), Presenter: Kent Grier, Jennifer Preyss

 
 
Non-members: Mary Ann Sawyers, Nancy Penry, Mary Kocian, Larry Kocian
At Northside Rotary's Nurse Appreciation Day on Oct. 29, the club recognized the outstanding registered nurse and vocational nurse of the year. From left, are Sammie Drehr, chief nursing officer, DeTar; Vicki Wilson, Vocational Nurse of the Year, DeTar; Linda Hobbs, Registered Nurse of the Year, Citizens; and Jane Cook, chief nursing officer, Citizens.
On Nov. 5, the Northside Rotary Club recognized its members who are military veterans. Honored at the event, from left, are Carl DuBose, Air Force; Henry Aoueille, Air Force; Carlton Wilkinson, Navy and Marines; Jim Stokes, Army; Dr. Ray Gonzalez, Army; Steve Allen, Coast Guard; John Hudson, Army; Bill McArdle, Air Force; George Totah, Navy; Skip Kaup, Army; and Hugh Hanes, Army.

Hugh Hanes On Early Act First Knight

Northside Rotary Member, Hugh Hanes discusses the benefits of Early Act First Knight program in the July 10th edition of The Victoria Advocate.

Off to write a book, film a documentary

Northside Rotary is helping Jennifer Preyss travel the world and write her book: "Breaking Bread: One Table, Many Faiths".
Jennifer writes for the Victoria Advocate and click below for her story she wrote May 8,2015 before leaving for her once in a lifetime journey.
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Sean Stibich
    October 2
  • JOHN Hudson
    October 6
  • Kent Miller
    October 7
  • Kyle Meismer
    October 13
  • Casey Housworth
    October 14
  • RAY Gonzalez
    October 24
  • SHAD Estes
    October 28
Anniversaries:
  • Mary Gutierres
    Ismael Sr Gutierres
    October 4
  • Lori Zamora
    James
    October 6
  • Roslyn Faust
    Clark Faust
    October 27
Join Date:
  • Randy Smith
    October 9, 2014
    5 years
  • Bret Baldwin
    October 11, 2012
    7 years
  • Jim Stokes
    October 11, 2012
    7 years
  • SHAD Estes
    October 30, 2003
    16 years
 
 
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