Rotary Club of Weatherford, Texas
Serving Since 1921
Weatherford Rotary
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
North Side Baptist Church
910 North Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
United States of America
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 12:00pm
Upcoming Programs
Swearing in New Officers at Weatherford College
Jun 07, 2022 11:30 AM
Located at 225 College Park Dr.
Kids Against Hunger
Jun 21, 2022 11:30 AM
Packaging Meals
Upcoming Events
Weatherford Rotary
 
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. We invite you to visit our local branch of Rotary International here in Weatherford, Texas on Tuesdays at Noon.
 
 
Rotary News
 
 
By Sally Sexton ssexton@weatherforddemocrat.com
 
WEATHERFORD — Three Ikard Elementary fifth grades were excited to accept a check from Rotary Club of Weatherford members Tuesday morning.Rotary
Club members and Weatherford ISD staff were present to donate the check to the Ikard library after students won the pancake building contest at the 66th annual Pancake Supper in February, quizzing the students this week on how they prepared for the contest — they did manage to practice beforehand but did not know what materials they would be able to use.
 
 
Rotarian and CASA Executive Director Kathy Meyer spoke to the club on April 19 about April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A CASA is appointed by a judge to advocate for the child who enters into foster care.  A CASA volunteer is matched to each case, which can include one or more children, and routinely visits the children in their placement getting to know the children. The CASA volunteer works to ensure appropriate physical and mental health assessments are completed and that the child’s needs are understood by the family and everyone involved in the case. CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of a child and make informed recommendations for the child’s physical and emotional well-being to the judge. 
 

CASA volunteers stay by a child’s side throughout the case, advocating first for reunification when safe and possible. If reunifications is not safe or possible, CASA volunteers will advocate for the child to be adopted by, or live with, other relatives or family friends. If that is also not possible, CASA volunteers will work towards adoption by a non-relative. No matter what, CASA volunteers will keep in contact with the support network until the case closes so that everyone continues to put the child’s best interests first.

 

CASA will have a clay shoot on May 5 to raise money for the organization. Go to casahopeforchildren.org for more information about the or being a CASA. 

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Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew, she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way. Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort — and now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.

 

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. By routing communications through the European Rotaract Information Centre (also known as Rotaract Europe), a multidistrict information organization that serves clubs in more than 40 countries, these young members are using the power of Rotary's global network to direct aid where it's needed most.

 

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Jo Warren from Grace House Ministries spoke to our club at the May 3 meeting. Grace House Ministries is a faith-based pregnancy resource center located in Weatherford, Texas. Founded in 1993, Grace House Ministries strives to promote hope, life, and knowledge in the community through Options Clinic, Grace House Pregnancy Center, and Pure Truth in-school training program. Grace House serves the community through three distinct branches of ministry. Options Clinic is their medical arm focusing on women and their partners who have just learned they may be pregnant. Grace House Pregnancy Center offers pregnancy, parenting, and life skills classes to parents from pregnancy through the toddler years. Pure Truth seeks to educate students in schools to make wise choices regarding their sexual health and many other important decisions and to equip students to be positive change agents among their peers.
 
Grace House has begun their Baby Bottle Campaign. This campaign raised over $50,000 in 2021. Our club passed around a baby bottle during Jo's presentation, raising over $300 with our attending members.  If you would like to get involved with Grace House, go to gracehouseministries.net/get-involved/
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