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Kingsville Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1738
Kingsville, TX  78364
 
 
 
 
A Brief History of Rotary in Kingsville
The first record of an attempt to organize a Rotary Club in Kingsville was in a letter from Henry B. Baldwin of Corpus Christi to Charles H. Flato, Jr., dated January 15, 1918.  Rumor has it that Mr. Flato, who had been appointed chairman of the organizing committee, found opposition to the project based on a concern that such a club would conflict with the Kleberg County Commercial Club (now the Chamber of Commerce).   Considerable correspondence followed thereafter culminating in a telegram from Mr. Flato to Mr. Baldwin, which stated, "Regret very much that it is not possible to join you in your good work in Rotary at this time." 
Not giving up on the idea of a club in Kingsville, a new committee consisting of people not connected with previous efforts was appointed.  They met March 6, 1923, in the Kleberg Bank (now the Municipal Building) in the office of Dr. J. V. Chandler.  In attendance were Mell Nuckols, J. D. Cage, Henry Hutto, Dick Moss, John Cypher, and Chandler.  Two months later, the first meeting of the Kingsville Rotary Club was held May 26, 1923, at 2 p.m. in the Flato Opera House. 
Organized to bring local professionals and community leaders together for the betterment of our world, we are proud to continue that work to this day.
—briefed from:  Rotary History. Kingsville Rotary Club, Spring 1995.