In lieu of a featured speaker at the Jan. 9 breakfast meeting of the Harker Heights Rotary Club, President Jennifer McCann announced that local Rotary projects would be the focus of reports and discussion.
January also is Rotary Awareness Month.
Much discussion and several reports focused on club fundraisers for 2014.
Club leaders said they had ideas of their own but asked for other ideas and suggestions from club members.
Rotary Foundation Committee Chairperson Linda Angel reported that the club would again host a special luncheon in 2014 to raise funds for the foundation.
“The theme will again be giving thanks and we will honor an organization that we feel deserves gratitude,” she said. Last year’s luncheon added more than $11,000 to the foundation.
The foundation will again offer $5,000 scholarships to 2014 graduating seniors who plan to attend a vocational college. Applications are currently being accepted.
Member Ed Mullens reported on a national Rotary meeting he recently attended at which a featured speaker shared the need to increase membership, especially among women and young people younger than 40.
Not a birthday goes by that is not recognized during the meeting by members of the Heights Rotary Club. Horace Grace was honored Jan. 9 for his birthday on Monday.
The Harker Heights Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Hall.