The Rotary Club of McAllen “ The Mother Club” Established 1920 Contributes $103,057 and over 4768 Volunteer Hours to Rotary and Community
The Rotary Year starts on July 1st for every Club President.   Adam R. Lara, 2013-2014 President awarded 7 Paul Harris Fellow Awards.  Paul Harris Fellow Awards are given to Rotary Club members and citizens by their contribution and a $1000 donation is given to the Rotary Foundation in their honor.   Recipients this year are Raymond R. Davenport, Chhaya Bhakta, Suresh Mansinghani, Christina (Tina) R. Martin, Adrienne Pena-Garza,
R. T. Dixon Jr. and Tony Corso.  It is a very prestigious honor .
Several Community Grants were awarded this year including the Feed & Fit Project with all McAllen Rotary Clubs as partners and the Veteran’s War Memorial.  A van for the School of the Blind in Reynosa Mexico was donated as well.  The Rotary Club of McAllen also partnered with the Port Isabel Rotary Club to build a Water Project in Honduras for an indigent village.   The Rotary Club of McAllen also sponsored a Textbook/Library for the RGV Literacy Center that assists over 400 benefactors in Hidalgo County.  Hidalgo County currently has over a 50% illiteracy rate.    Checks were presented to benefactors the Food Bank RGV and the Salvation Army.   Rotary Club recognition awards were given to Jerry Dale as we Rotarian Rookie of the Year, Paul Schwab as “Service Above Self” Award and the Rotarian of the Year was awarded to Mario Ysaguirre.  District Governor Maxie Houser officiated the Installation of the Incoming Board of Directors 2014-2015 for the Rotary Club of McAllen. The Incoming President  is Cesar Suarez .
Rotary Club of McAllen meets on Wednesday at noon at The Salvation Army, 23rd St & Pecan.   Engage Rotary/Change Lives. For membership information contact
Jim Deuser 956-778-4679