Rotary District 5840 held its District Conference (DistrictFest) in San Marcos at the Embassy Suites Convention Center on June 1-3, 2012. There are 57 Rotary clubs in District 5840, including San Angelo, Del Rio, Brady, Ballinger, San Saba, Fredericksburg and San Antonio as well as other towns in Central Texas. The representative from Brady was the 2011-2012 President of Brady Rotary Club, Carol Holmes.
On Saturday evening, Mrs. Holmes, a Mason County resident, was presented the “Club President of the Year” Award for District 5840. How could a club with only 30 members win such an award? The Brady Rotary Club has so many accomplishments for 2011-2012. To name a few, Brady has two outbound exchange students, Allie Kubacak and McKenzie Schwertner going to Europe; Kristin Brown, from Brady, was chosen as a team member with the Group Study Exchange (GSE) to Trinidad-Tobago; the Club has 6 new members; there are approximately 60 Interact students (Rotary for high school students at Brady High School) ; the Club donated $1000 to the Rotary Foundation to help eradicate polio (Polio Plus) as well as met its goal for the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.
On July 28, the club will be a sponsor of Smiles on Wheels – free dental care for children and adults in the Brady/McCulloch County area similar to the event held in Mason last year. The Interact students donated $2600 to Smiles on Wheels which was raised by their Bike-A-Thon this year. Rotary supports several service projects in Brady – Hope from the Heart Triathlon and Gala; the Alumni Baseball game; school supplies for students, and they also give two scholarships each year – this year won by Madison Jurrius and Vanessa Morales. The flags you see around Brady on special days are also the work of Brady Rotary.
Brady Rotary deserves all the recognition from the Texas District and looks forward to serving Brady in the upcoming years. If you would like to learn more about Brady Rotary Club, please contact Reed Williams, Rotary President for 2012-2013, at The Commercial Bank in Brady.
If you would like to donate to “Smiles on Wheels,” please contact Dr. Susan Delk at 325/597-7441.