Schedule of Activities
Twin Club Projects
Five Avenues of Service
Becoming A Member
Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, MO
2012-2013 Club Service
- Received the Rotary International Presidential Citation Award.
- Held our annual Club Assembly, the Shrimp Feed.
- Completed the Club Visioning Exercise.
- Introduced 14 new members, ending the year with 232.
- Co-sponsored, along with the other Springfield Rotary Clubs, a Joint Luncheon on May 15. Rob Keck, RedHead Pro Hunting Team/Director of Conservation, Bass Pro Shops and Chairman of the Board, Wonders of Wildlife provided the program.
- Presented two Lend-a-Hand Awards.
- Held the Annual Holiday Party at the Oasis Inn & Convention Center, with entertainment from Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar.
- Held several fellowship events, including a Golf Tournament, Float Trip, and a BrewFest at a member’s home.
- Held three GYM fellowship events to encourage attendance and fellowship among members. One GYM also included the members of Rotaract.
- Entered into a contract with Club Management Services for the club’s executive secretary services.
- Held monthly new member lunches to better acclimate new members into the club.
- Celebrated the 45 year anniversary of the charter of the Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast with a club meeting at K-park that recognized the charter members of the club.
- Secured a year-long public relations campaign with local television stations featuring the “Rotary in Motion” public service announcements.
- Partnered with other Springfield Rotary Clubs to co-sponsor Good Morning Springfield to highlight the work of Rotary in Springfield and abroad.
2012-2013 Community Service
- Provided leadership for the 14th Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, which benefits the children of the Ozarks.
- Co-sponsored the 26th Annual Rotary Basketball Tournament, and raised $12,432.00 for Special Olympics.
- Implemented a service project focused on peace. The tiles, featuring the word “peace” in 3 languages, a Southeast Rotary tile and a tile with the Rotary theme of “Peace Through Service,” will be part of a display in the Springfield Sister Cities Plaza, and will highlight our twin club relationship in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
- Members participated in the 18th Annual Miracle of Giving blood drive, with 67 members participating.
- Project Grants Awarded: $255 Discovery Center of the Ozarks, $1,106.95 Pipkin Middle School for the Young Scholars Society, $1,000 Boys and Girls Town for Changing Prisms, $2,000 Messiah Lutheran Church for Playground Equipment, $1,500 Safe Haven, $1,000 Newborns in Need for diapers, $1,000 North Springfield Betterment Program, and $2,000 Arc of the Ozarks for the Lifetime of Learning Program.
- Sponsored two high school students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Academy at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.
- Don’t Meth with Us implemented a middle school component to its curriculum through a partnership with the Glendale Interact Club. In addition, John Horton and Don’t Meth with Us were honored with a $5,000 award from Safeco Insurance.
2012-2013 Vocational Service
- Held two Fellowship Luncheons, where members had lunch at members’ business locations.
- Selected the Rotarian of the Year Award.
- Annual vocational service awards recognized the Springfield Teacher of the Year and outstanding law enforcement and public service personnel from the Springfield Police Department, Springfield Fire Department, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
- Held a program on the Four-Way Test that highlighted ethics in healthcare.
2012-2013 International Service
- Increased the number of Paul Harris Fellows by 22, to a total of 404.
- Gave $33,794 to the Rotary Foundation. Total giving to the Rotary Foundation was over $754,000.00.
- Added one new Benefactor, for a total of 72.
- Sponsored the “Haunted Hustle 5k” with the Ronald McDonald House to bring awareness to the programs of RMH and to the Polio Plus efforts of Rotary. Southeast Rotary made a donation to Polio Plus of $2,560.00.
- Donated $8,000 for kitchen renovations and fencing for two daycare centers in Tlaquepaque, a joint project with the Club Rotario Tlaquepaque El Refugio in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. An additional $1,000 was added through a partnership with the Rotary Club of Ozark.
- Disbursed $12,102 in World Community Service Grants to the following Projects: Convoy of Hope Women’s Economic Improvement Program, Breathing Life into Georgian Babies, Hospitalito Guatemala, and Mission Nueva Vida.
- Partnered with Glendale Interact to make a $1,000 donation to the Instituto de la Juventud Juan Pablo, an orphanage located in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
2012-2013 Financial Impact
Club Matching Funds
Donations & Bequests
Twin Club Project
Ozark Rotary Club
Southeast Cash Donations
Southeast In Kind Donations
2012 Charitable Distributions
Don’t Meth with Us