Meeting Time and Location
The Montgomery Capital Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Wynlakes Country Club, 7900 Wynlakes Blvd.
Background and History
The Montgomery Capital Rotary Club was founded on May 26, 1978 and has over 45 members comprising professional business leaders from the greater Montgomery area.
Rotary is a national and International leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. We meet regularly to get to know each other, learn and exchange ideas about issues affecting our community and make a difference in the causes we care about, both locally, nationally and internationally.
With more than 1.2 members across the world, the organization focuses on improving communities, fostering education and literacy, ensuring a clean water supply, preventing and treating disease and promoting peace. You can find more about Rotary International by visiting www.rotary.org
Our club activities include:
- A lunch meeting each week at Wynlakes Country Club, where we listen to a Guest Speaker who is knowledgeable about Montgomery and its current issues
- An Annual fundraiser. The 2018 event was the Hearts for Children Valentines Gala at Wynlakes Country Club, where we raised over $22,000 for Lunches for Learning (an International Charity founded by our own Ron Hicks) and a local charity. This year it was Brantwood Children’s Home.
- Polio Plus
- Rotary Youth Leadership Award
- School Clean Up Day
- A Social — Biscuits Baseball
- Shadow Day
- Card Games
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Soup Day
- Weekly SEC football pool
- One of the most liked activities is the weekly fellowship with each other and visitors over lunch
The MCRC is one of the 34,000 clubs around the world. We are 42 +/- members of the 1.2 million Rotary members world-wide. All clubs are organized into geographic Districts. All Districts are in the Rotary International (RI) association, which has a Rotary Foundation (RF). RI assists local Rotary Clubs with advancing the Objectives of Rotary, formulated in 1910, to encourage and foster the ideal of service above self as a basis of worthy enterprise. The Rotary Foundation’s mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation’s programs include:
- District Grants Program
- Global Grants Program
- Packaged Grants Programs
- Polio Plus
Support for these programs comes from the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund and the Polio Plus Fund.
The MCRC Board of Directors are:
- Tom Vocino, our President
- Ann Michaud, our immediate Past President
- Debbie Lynn, President-Elect
- Joe Hamilton, Sergeant at Arms
- Charlotte Meadows, Treasurer
- Rod Berger, Board Member
- Dr T.J. Exford, Board Member
- Dr Mickey Golden, Board Member
- Barry Morton, Board Member
The current MCRC Committees are:
- Fundraising (Chair is TBD)
- Public Relations (Chair is TBD)
- Grant Project (Chair is Debbie Lynn, our President-elect)
- Interact Club (Chair is TBD)
- Strategic Planning/Bylaws (Chair is Tom Vocino, our President)
- Membership (Chair is Barry Morton)
- Activities (Chair is TBD)
- Warren G. Harding and Gerald Ford, American Presidents
- Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic
- Orville Wright, aviation pioneer
- Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart
- Frank Borman, American astronaut
Club Expectations of our Fellow Members:
- Dues (total of $250/quarter=$60 for RI+$25 for RF+$10 for District+$155 for lunches)
- Arrange for a Speaker when you’re due
- Participate in our Fundraiser, Shadow Day, Social, and Service Project
- Be on a Committee
- Bring a guest to our meeting once a quarter – Help us grow!
The 4 Way Test
At every lunch meeting, besides saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, we cite the “4 Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do”
- Is it the truth?
- It is FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?