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Join our Rotary e-meetings each Wednesday at noon. Contact Dr. Tom Kelchner tom@empowerednetwork.us to access to the meeting.

This week we had three guest speakers, David Bernard, CEO of Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital; Dr. Randy O'Brien, Superintendent of Goose Creek CISD, and David Daspit, President of Texas First Bank. Each updated the club on their respective organizational responses to the conoravirus.

Service Above Self. Yours in Rotary,

Sheila Crawford

President, Rotary Club of Baytown, Texas


We are postponing the 2020 Rotary Shrimp & Catfish Festival a few months. We will keep you posted. We pray that each of you and your families remain safe through this crisis.

Thank you, Tom Kelchner



Mark Maloney - President, Rotary International

Gary Gillen - District Governor, District 5890

Sheila Crawford - President, Rotary Club of Baytown

Suzanne Heinrich - Past President, Rotary Club of Baytown 
Tom Kelchner  - President-Elect, Rotary Club of Baytown

Melissa Reabold - President Nominee, Rotary Club of Baytown














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For the first time in our memory the Rotary Club of Baytown’s weekly meetings have been suspended. Although we are not able to meet as a group currently until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we recognize it is more important in times of struggle to find a positive way to support our community, help others in need and give back.  Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, communities worldwide are looking for additional support and resources.  Although we have not had the impact that other communities in our state and nation have had, immediate needs in our area are no exception.

The Rotary Club of Baytown is donating $5000 to the Harris Health System to purchase iPads for healthcare workers to be able to connect to COVID-19 patients in isolation outside of the isolation room.  This will allow them to make their supply of PPE last longer, which as we know, is in short supply right now. 

Since weekly meetings are suspended, the Rotary Club of Baytown is looking to technology to keep our members connected.  After a successful district e-meeting on Thursday, March 19th, The Rotary Club of Baytown will be hosting their first virtual club meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at noon via Zoom.  If you would like to find out what the Rotary Club of Baytown is all about, please feel free to join us next Wednesday for our e-meeting, or contact me at Sheila.crawford@bdiresources.com or visit baytownrotary.org.