I. AVENUE OF CLUB SERVICE
Board Directors: Cissy Matthews & Al Miller
Archives John Augelli
Attendance Ulli Budelmann
Chili Supper Keith Bassett & Jim Byrom
Club Bulletin Sherry Rooks
Crawfish Boil Scott Livanec & Gina Spagnola
Door Prizes Billie Rinaldi
Family of Rotary Linda Ott-Thompson
Fellowship & Socials Jennifer Jones
Food Kathy Thomas
Head Table & Music Judy Johnson
House David Bowers & Gary Peters
Membership, Development, Bets Anderson, Don Davison & June Pulliam
Retention & Orientation
Program Mike Guarino
Public Relations Robyn Bushong
Receiving Line / Greeter Gwenn Scott
Remembrance Mike Guarino & Kathy VanDewalli
Roster Ulli Budelmann
Social Media Brian Barnes
VIT Committee Linda Ott-Thompson
Web Page Al Miller
II. AVENUE OF VOCATIONAL SERVICE
Board Directors: Gigi Heffernan & Kathy Thomas
Career Development Myles Shelton
Vocational Awards Don Davison & Mike Guarino
Vocational Awareness JessieAnn Bradshaw & Bill Leopold
III. AVENUE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Directors: Judy Johnson & Jennifer Jones
Adopt-a-Beach John Augelli
Bell Ringers Ruth F. Suhler
Literacy Jennifer Goodman & Ruth F. Suhler
Meals on Wheels Ray Pinard
Vulnerable Populations Kay Sandor
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sally Byrom & Kathy VanDewalli
IV. AVENUE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Board Director: Mary Lou Hollender & Don Nurdin
Global Grant Scholarship Rebecca Saavedra & Myles Shelton
Rotary Foundation Mike Cowan, Randy Klibert
& Neil Nathan
Rotary Recreational & Vocational Fred Raschke & John Zendt
World Community Service Stephen Duncan
V. AVENUE OF YOUTH SERVICE
Board Directors: Stefanie Balasubramanian & Mary Brechtel
International Youth Exchange Ulli Budelmann
INTERACT Sherry Rooks
ROTARACT JessieAnn Bradshaw & Randy Klibert
RYLA Mary Beth Bassett & Ray Pinard
Students Guests Gwenn Scott & Kathy VanDewalli
Student Scholarships Mary Brechtel & Bert Sweetman
DUTIES OF ROTARY COMMITTEES
To be “Team Captain” assisting the city-wide program to clean Galveston’s beaches.
To oversee the collection and organization of the historical records of the club. To write the “Highlights of the Rotary Year” for the membership roster.
To keep the club apprised of “Make-Up” opportunities and to advise members whose attendance is not at the required level.
To assist in the annual Salvation Army fundraisers of bell ringers in Galveston.
To promote efforts by club members to help people prepare for and find useful work. To coordinate with public and private schools and local community colleges for vocational awareness during the school year.
To organize the Club’s annual Chili Supper fundraiser.
To publish the weekly newsletter The Pilot and to distribute it to all members and interested persons and organizations. To bring to the attention of the membership interesting articles published in “The Rotarian” and to generate interest in that magazine.
To organize the Club’s annual Crawfish Boil fundraiser.
To organize weekly door prizes.
FAMILY OF ROTARY:
To assist with Club projects and activities in support of Club members and non-Rotarian members of the extended Rotary family.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIALS:
To assist the chair of the “House Committee” with duties relative to social events occurring on regular club meeting dates and to plan outside socials when appropriate.
To assist with weekly meal selections.
GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP:
To nominate to the District a candidate for a Global Grant Scholarship, and to organize a visit of a Global Grant Scholar, who may currently visit the District, and/or a visit of a former Global Grant Scholar (or former Ambassadorial Scholar), to present a program at one of our club meetings.
HEAD TABLE & MUSIC:
To advise the staff on a weekly basis who will (1) ask the invocation; (2) lead the music and pledge; and (3) introduce visitors and guests.
To assist with any general issues concerning the meeting location.
To support, and to be the Club’s liaison to, the local INTERACT Club at O’Connell High School.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE:
To assist the District Youth Exchange Committee and the Club with hosting an international exchange student (inbound) and to nominate at least one local student to the District Youth Exchange Committee as candidate for exchange (outbound).
An opportunity to work closely with community organizations to foster literacy.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
To arrange with the Program Committee a suitable time in December to solicit contributions for this program.
MEMBERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, RETENTION & ORIENTATION:
To propose suitable persons for membership. To work on ways to retain members including assisting all members in committee and program placement, and finding new and innovative ways to maintain members’ interest.
To orient new Club members about the history and ideals of Rotary International, the organization and activities of the Rotary Club of Galveston, and their responsibilities as Rotarians.
To prepare and arrange for quality programs for the regular weekly meetings, including the traditional “Family Day Luncheon” in December.
To be responsible for all publicity relating to the Club’s activities in newspapers, on radio and television. Also, to arrange for the annual insert in the local newspaper.
RECEIVING LINE / GREETER:
To have newly introduced members and their sponsors be a part of the receiving line shortly after their introduction, or to have other club members form a three to four person receiving line weekly.
To keep the Club advised of hospitalizations and any illness of any member and to be responsible for resolutions of the death of a member.
To publish a Membership Roster for distribution to all members on or before July 1 of each year.
To support, and to be the Club’s liaison to, the local community-based ROTARACT Club and the ROTARACT Club at Galveston College.
To publicize the work of the Rotary Foundation and to seek ways of funding additional Paul Harris Fellows. To assist the District with receiving and sending New Generation and Group Study Exchange (GSE) teams worldwide.
ROTARY RECREATIONAL & VOCATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS:
Promote and educate the Club regarding the recreational and Vocational Fellowships that are available through Rotary International.
To select youth leaders within the community to attend the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp.
To maintain a social media representation of the Rotary Club of Galveston.
To select, quarterly during the Rotary year, a student to be recognized as “Student of the Year”.
To select a student from Ball High School, O’Connell High School, and Communities in Schools to receive a scholarship and seek additional funding to increase awards.
To promote the Club’s VIT Association, including organizing social events for the VIT members.
To develop ways for our Club to recognize vocational excellence and the practice of high ethical standards in the workplace. Select annual “Officer of the Year”, “Teacher of the Year”, and other vocational awards as deemed appropriate.
To arrange for classification talks by our members several times during the year. To develop the possible concept of workplace tours for membership awareness.
Sponsor or participate in addressing the problems (e.g., child abuse, domestic violence, etc.) occurring in vulnerable populations in the community.
To initiate and manage an on-line information site about the Club.
To mobilize resources of Club members and others in our community to participate in world community service projects.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S:
To organize a team to walk and raise funds for the annual Galveston/Bay Area Walk to end Alzheimer's.