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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Cherry Tree Tea Room
230 E. Kleberg Ave.
Kingsville, TX  78363
United States of America
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Join us in celebrating the holidays with a tour of the most wonderfully decorated homes in our community!


On October 24th, members of Rotary clubs around the world will celebrate World Polio day. Polio eradication has been Rotary’s top priority since 1985. World Polio Day is an opportunity to celebrate that we have reduced polio cases by 99.9% over the last 39 Years and also to reaffirm our commitment to seeing the last cases eliminated. Rotary clubs are autonomous and undertake a wide range of service projects in our own communities, as well as in communities in need throughout the world. However, all Rotary clubs are united in working towards the common goal of polio eradication. We invite you and all of the community to join us in celebrating World Polio Day by participating in a special commemorative gathering.

Bray’s Smokehouse (1500 Brahma Blvd, Kingsville, TX) has committed 10% of sales on Thursday, October 24 5-8 PM to Polio Eradication! Come join us for dinner and a pint!


Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than two years, we’ve seen wild polio cases in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu. It’s the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect while experiencing the warmth and welcome of Honolulu. Rotarians J. Dean Craig and Justinn J. Jones entertained the club during their program promoting the International Convention.
Danny Pena, right, became a member of the Noon Rotary Club at its meeting August 13th. Left is Rotarian Leo Alarcon, proposer. President, Ruth Mendez made the induction
Armando P. Ibanez, left, was the guest speaker at the Noon Rotary Club last week. He is in the College of Arts & Sciences, Art, Communication and Theatre Department at Texas A&MKingsville. Ibanez spoke on the short film industry and upcoming events, including the Blazing Sun Independent Film Shorts Festival Oct. 9-10 at the Rio 7 Cinemas in Kingsville. He is the festival director. At right is Rotary president Ruth Mendez. (Photo by Fred Nuesch)
Kingsville Rotary Club hosted a Strategic Planning Session on July 9th. Members were encouraged to attend and participate in planning for the upcoming year. Club goals were set and Rotarians discussed how to reach those goals in the upcoming Rotary year!  All members were asked to join and actively participate on a minimum, of one committee.  
  • Community Service *Need Chair
  • International Services
  • Foundation
  • Membership
  • Club Admin
  • Fundraising
  • Youth Services
J. Dean Craig, who is the outgoing president of the Noon Rotary Club, was presented a gavel by incoming president Ruth Mendez at the July 9 meeting of the Noon Rotary Club. J. Dean served two consecutive terms. (Photo by Fred Nuesch)
Dr. Mark Hussey, Texas A&M University - Kingsville president, was inducted into the Noon Rotary Club at the group’s meeting July 9. Rotarian Claudia Trevino, center, proposed Hussey for membership and president Ruth Mendez made the induction.
Rotary Principles

These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projectsand this Community Service presentation (PPT).
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as RotaractInteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
February 2020
Upcoming Events
Dom Dominguez
Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
CHRISTUS Spohn Kleberg Hospital
Rusty Klosterman
Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Boys Scouts of America - South Texas Council
TAMUK Coaches
Mar 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Spring Sports
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Leo Alarcon
    February 3
  • Mike Desiderio
    February 8
  • Allison Strauss
    February 11
  • Leslie Hakala
    February 13
  • Natasha Lluch
    February 21
  • Ashley Garcia
    February 24
  • Christa Dillard
    February 28
Join Date:
  • Jackie Ilse
    February 4, 2019
    1 year
  • Tenley Gonzales
    February 5, 2013
    7 years
  • Allison Strauss
    February 27, 2017
    3 years
  • Ruth Mendez
    February 27, 2017
    3 years
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More than a library

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International delegation of Rotary leaders visits Pakistan in support of polio eradication

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