Meetings


May 18th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

May is Youth Service Month

Meeting Summary:

Julie Pittman will host our program with Dr. Sharon Anthony from the Phillips Co. Teen Court.

Menu – Fried Chicken, Creamed Potatoes, turnip greens, salad, and dessert.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony will be on May 21st, at noon at the American Legion Hut. Picnic to follow with the installation of the Little Libraries at Court Square Park.


May 11th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

May is Youth Service Month

Meeting Summary:

Justin Nunnery will be bringing our program. His guest will be Regis Bingham with Regis Bingham Financial Consulting.

Menu – Spaghetti, Vegetable, Garlic Bread, Salad & Dessert.

Clark Hall will be giving us a briefing on Early Voting procedures.

We had a great fellowship by many Rotarians at the Paul Harris Celebration last Thursday. Congratulations to our 2021/22 Paul Harris Fellows: Eddie Calhoun, Al Haraway, Mary Ann Hargraves, Chuck Roscopf, Todd Murray, Alan Bartlo, Jim Frazier, Vance St. Columbia, and Henry Jordan.

The grand opening of the Justice Center, (located across from the HRMC) will be tomorrow, May 12th, 4 – 7 pm. Come out and show your support!

Be sure to support Polio plus with your pocket change in the Happy buckets/boxes on your table.

Please bring your old Rotary Magazines so we can distribute them to the Doctors office.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony will be on May 21st, at noon at the American Legion Hut. Picnic to follow with the installation of the Little Libraries.

Our District 6150 golf tournament will be held in Wynne on May 26th.


May 4th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Walter Morris will be bringing our program. His topic of discussion will be the Helena Museum / Maple Hill Cemetery. 

Menu – Fried Fish, Hushpuppies, Fried Okra, Salad & Dessert.

Please remember the family of fellow Rotarian Bo Marley who passed away April 27th.

Congratulations to Randal Butcher for being named April Rotarian of the Month!

Monty Wiggins won last week’s drawing for the big bucks. Congratulations Monty.

Our club did very well at this past weekend’s District Conference! (See Pic Attachments) The last time we won Club of the Year was during Vance St. Columbia’s tenure as president. A lot of hard work goes into getting this recognition. Congratulations Mary Ann on your leadership and outstanding work you do for our club.

Dates:

May 5th – The Paul Harris Celebration will be held this Thursday@ 5:30pm, Library Hall in the Helena Museum of PC.

May 6th – Very Cherry First Friday at the Delta Dirt Distillery – 5:30. Come to todays meeting to get the secret code for 1/2 off of your 1st drink. Appetizers welcome.

May 12th – Grand opening of the Justice Center located across from HRMC. Come show your support from 4:00 -7:00.

May 9th – Early voting begins. Election day is May 24th. 

May 21st – Flag retirement ceremony at the American Legion Hut, noon.

May 26th – Our District 6150 Golf Outing will be held in Wynne. Golfers mark your calendar. Details to Follow.


April 27th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

This is Child / Maternal Health Month

Meeting Summary:

Holt Pittman will be bringing our program today. His guest will be Eddie Joe Williams who served on the Energy Committee during President Trump’s term.

Meal – Ham, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Salad, Dessert.

Judge Clark Hall will give us a short update on what to expect during Early Voting.

This month’s Rotarian of the Month will be recognized at this week’s meeting.

Our District Conference is this weekend in LR. If you have not registered and would like to attend, please see Mary Ann.

Be Sure to support Polio Plus with your pocket change. Buckets on the table.

Please bring your old Rotarian magazines to the meeting and we will disperse them to doctors offices and clinics.

Our little libraries have arrived. Be sure to bring the books you would like to donate to the meeting or drop them off at Mary Ann’s house.

Dates:

May 5th – Paul Harris Celebration at 5:30 in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of PC. See Attachment

May 12th – Grand Opening of the Justice Center across the highway from HMRC. 4-7:00 pm.

May 21st – Fag Retirement Ceremony – Noon at the American Legion Hut. See Flyer.

May 26th – Our District 6150 Golf Outing will be held in Wynne, AR. Golfers please tentatively mark your calendars. Confirmation and details later.


April 20th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

This is Child / Maternal Health Month

Meeting Summary:

Ben Pittman will be bringing the program. He will be talking about the Phillips County Civil War Flag.

Menu – Hamburger Steak, Rice and Gravy, Brussel Sprouts, Salad & Dessert.

Welcome Transfer Rotarian Bob Moore to our club! Bob is the Interim Administrator at HRMC.

Be sure to support Polio Plus by dropping your change in the buckets or boxes on the table. 

The last chance to sign up for the District Conference is April 22nd. Be sure to sign up! If you need help signing up see Mary Ann or Eddie. The conference is April 29-30.

Don’t forget to bring your books to stock up our Little Libraries. Also, if you have any old Rotary Magazines, bring them to the meeting and we will distribute them to doctor’s offices.

Dates:

April 26th – Blood Drive at PCCUA 1:00 – 5.00 pm.

May 12th – Grand opening of the Justice Center located on the bypass across from HMRC. 4:00 – 7:00 pm

May 9th – Early voting begins. Election day is May 24th. Rotarian and PC Judge Clark Hall is running for re-election.

May 5th – Paul Harris Celebration in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of PC.

May 21st – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Noon, American Legion Hut.

May 26th – District 6150 Golf Tournament. Mark your calendars. 


April 13th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Ed Pat will be introducing the program. His guest will be Shatoyia Stovall, a licensed caseworker with Mid South Health Systems. Shatoyia is going to talk about programs they offer along with the importance of good Mental Health. Mrs. Brittany Williams who is the program coordinator will also be with her.

Menu: Meat Loaf, fried potatoes w/ onions, green beans, salad & dessert.

Thanks to all who helped with the planting of azaleas at the Helena Museum for our Earth Day Project. The Rotary Landscaping Company is for hire!

If you have any past Rotary magazines you don’t want to save, bring them to our meeting and we can distribute them to doctor’s offices.

2022 District 6150 Golf Outing will be held in Wynne, AR on May 26th. Golfers please tentatively mark your calendars for this date. Confirmation and details later.

Be sure to support Polio Plus with your pocket change. Happy buckets are on the table.

You should have received an email from the District with the registration info for our District Conference which will be held in LR on April 29-30. The deadline to register is April 22nd. This will be fun, register now!

Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, May 21st, at noon at the American Legion Hut. See Ben for info or if you need to retire a flag.

Don’t forget to bring your books for the little libraries.

.Paul Harris Celebration will be held Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30.


April 6th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Vance will be bringing the program today. His guest speaker is Bob Moore, HRMC Interim Administrator.

Menu – Fried Chicken, Cream Potatoes/Gravy, Turnip Greens, Salad, Dessert.

Stand up board meeting after today’s meeting.

Today we are having an Earth Day Project at 2:00. We will be planting azaleas at the Helena Museum.

Hope you can make it to this. Bring your shovel and gloves if you have them.

You should have received an email from the District with the registration info for our District Conference which will be held in LR on April 29-30. Please register now. Let’s have a good representation from our club.

Congrats to Nolan Dean for winning “Best MS short Film” award for Nighthawks!

Congratulations to Anyia Hunt-Robinson for Student of the month, Marvell/Elaine School!

Congrats to Al Haraway for Rotarian of the Month!


March 30th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Jamie Leppert will present today’s speaker. Her guest will be Amanda Crumley with Yaupon Tea.

Menu – Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, & Dessert.

Today we will also recognize the leaders of our First Responder Teams in our community, our Rotarian of the Month, and the Student of the month from Marvell/Elaine School.

Be sure to support Polio Plus with your pocket change. Buckets are provided on the tables.

If you have any books you can donate to our Little Libraries, please bring them to our meeting or drop by Mary Ann’s house.

Dates to Remember:

April 1st – Friday, 5:30 – Very Cherry First Friday at Delta Dirt Distillery. Come to today’s meeting to get your secret code for 1/2 off your first drink. 

April 2 – HWH City Clean Up, 9-Noon. Meet at the KBBF office to pick up supplies. Wear your Rotary Shirt if you have one.

April 2nd – Join Delta Dirt in celebrating their 1 year anniversary, 4-8:00 pm.

April 9th – Delta Roots Music Festival, “A Tribute to Levon Helm” 10 am – 10 pm.

April 29-30 – District Conference. Be sure to let Mary Ann or Eddie know if you can attend either 1 or 2 days. 

May 5 – Paul Harris Celebration in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of PC.


March 23rd, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Program: Janet Juengel will present our own Munnie Jordan to speak about the Delta Roots Festival. Come and learn about all the exciting festivities that will take place!

Meal – Beef Stroganoff, Roll, Salad, & Dessert.

Kiwanis will be joining us for our meeting today. Please give them a warm welcome.

Don’t forget to support Polio Plus by putting your pocket change in the little buckets placed on the tables.

Thanks to all that helped to deliver Thesauruses & Dictionaries last week. A BIG thank you to Randy Butcher for organizing this worthwhile project and the Isle of Capri for covering the cost of all the books. We will be delivering to Marvell Academy and DeSoto School on Tuesday, March 29th. This will be a great opportunity for our new members to volunteer.

2 little libraries have been ordered for another Rotary Educational/literacy presence in our community. Please save your old books and bring them to our meetings or drop them off at Mary Ann’s home.

Congratulations to John King III for winning the Traeger Pellet Grill!

Dates to Remember:

March 30th – We will recognize the Leaders of our First Responder Teams in our Community.

April 2nd – HWH community Clean Up – 9:00 am – Noon, meet at KBBF office to get supplies. Wear your Rotary Works Shirt if you have one.

April 2nd – Join the Williams family at Delta Dirt from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm to celebrate their 1 year opening anniversary.

April 26th – Blood Drive – Tuesday, April 26th PCCUA Fine Arts Center 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

April 29-30 – District Conference at Little Rock.

May 5th – Paul Harris Celebration in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of Phillips County.


March 16th, 2022

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

We are drawing for the Pellet Smoker/Grill today. Be sure to bring in all your sold and unsold tickets.

Bernadette will be presenting today’s program. Her guest will be Greg Spradlin and he will speak on the Delta Grind Gravel Bike Trail Ride taking place on May 28th in Helena.

Menu – Chicken / Rice Casserole, green bean casserole, salad, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.

Be sure to support Polio Plus with your pocket change in the buckets provided on each table.

Today was the dictionary/thesaurus distribution to all the 3rd and 4th graders in the county. There will be a second round for DeSoto & Marvell Academy once they get off spring break. Be sure to set aside a little time for the next time around.

Our District Conference is going to be held April 29-30 in Little Rock. There are several fun events that will take place during this time. If you would like to represent our club in attendance, let Mary Ann or Eddie know.

Paul Harris Celebration will be held Thursday, May 5 in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of PC.

April 2, 4-8 pm, join the Williams family at Delta Dirt to celebrate their 1 year opening anniversary.

March 30th we will recognize the leaders of our 1st Responder Teams in our Community.

Community:

HWH Community Clean Up – Saturday, April 2, 9-Noon. Meet at KBBF office to get supplies.


March 9th, 2022

March is Water & Sanitation Month

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Today’s program will be brought to us by Brandon Knowlton. His guest speaker will be Andrew Bagley with the Helena World.

Menu – Rotisserie Chicken, Pinto Beans, Salad & Dessert.

We will have several students from DeSoto speak on what they gained from the Rotary Presentation presented at the school by Mary Ann, Eddie, and Brooke. These students will be members of the DeSoto Interact Club. Please give them a warm welcome.

Congrats to our March Student of the Month, Macleigh Guest from Marvell Academy.

Be sure to support Polio Plus with your pocket change. Buckets are provided on each table for this.

This is the last week to sell tickets for the Traeger Pro Series 34 Pellet Grill. Tickets are $1 each or 5 for $6. Please see Ron Dowda and get your tickets. Please bring your sold tickets/money to each week’s meeting.

Next Wednesday, March 16th is our Dictionary/Thesaurus Distribution to all the 1st & 3rd graders in the county. Details will be announced at today’s meeting. We need volunteers to help with distribution. You will not regret doing this.

Be sure to save your old books for our Little Libraries that we will have throughout our community this spring.

Our Paul Harris Celebration will be on May 5th in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of Phillips County.


March 2nd, 2022

March is Water & Sanitation Month

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Today’s program will be brought to us by Bernadette. Her guest will be Barbie Washburn and she will be speaking on the Restoration of Levon Helm’s home and the Delta Roots Festival.

We will recognize the February Student of the Month from Marvell Academy.

Menu – Fried Catfish, Okra, Salad & Dessert.

Very Cherry First Friday is this Friday, March 4th, 5:30 pm at the Delta Dirt Distillery. Be sure to get your secret code today, good for 1 drink at 1/2 price between 5:30 & 6:30. Feel free to bring an appetizer.

Don’t forget to leave your change in the happy buckets on the table for Polio Plus. Our goal is to raise $20 per member by March 14th.

Our district conference will be held in LR on April 29-30. If you are interested in attending, see Mary Ann or Eddie. If you want to go for just one day, that will be fine also.

Our Paul Harris Celebration will be held Thursday, May 5th in Library Hall at the Helena Museum of Phillips County.

Don’t forget to turn in your Raffle Tickets for the grill. If you haven’t picked any up yet, see Ron Dowda. We really need to get more sold.


February 23rd, 2022

Rosie Burton with Angels of Grace

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Rotary International’s 117th Birthday will be celebrated at our meeting today. It is suggested you arrive at 11:45. The program will begin at 12:05. We will have cake, singing, and champagne.

Program – Rosie Burton with Angels of Grace. We will also be presenting her gifts to help with her program.

Don’t forget to drop your change in the buckets on the table for Polio Plus.

Don’t forget to turn in your raffle tickets for the grill. If you haven’t already gotten yours, see Ron at the meeting.

April 29-30 will be our District Conference in Little Rock. There will be a concert with Nacho Bar and Margaritas on Friday night and a Polio Plus 1 mile walk around War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, plus many other fun events. If you would like to attend, let Eddie or Mary Ann know. If you have never been to a district conference, I encourage you to attend. You learn a lot, meet good people and have lots of fun.


February 9th, 2022

February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month

Location: Helena Country Club

Meeting Summary:

Tap will be introducing our program. His guest will be an ole Helena guy, Phillip Tappan. Phillip is currently with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and will be speaking on their behalf. Should be a good program.

Menu – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Dessert.

Congrats to Team Four (Ron Dowda Team Captain) for being the team with the most points at the end of our membership drive, and to Eddie Calhoun for being the individual winner with the most points earned.

Munnie Jordan will be inducted as a Rotarian today.

Be sure to support Polio Plus by leaving your change in the Happy Buckets on each table. Our deadline for this is March 1st. 

Mark your calendar for the District Conference that will be held in Little Rock, AR. on April 29th and 30th. There will be a concert with Nacho Bar and Margaritas on Friday night and a Polio Plus 1 mile walk around War Memorial Stadium on Saturday as well as many other fun events. Let’s have a good club representation at this event. Let Mary Ann or Eddie know if you would like to go.

Don’t forget to get or turn in your raffle tickets for the grill we are giving away. Start saving your books for the little libraries we will be installing.

On February 23rd we will be celebrating Rotary’s 117th birthday at our club meeting. We are collecting items to donate to the Angels of Grace Women’s Shelter in our community. Our goal is to collect 117 items to donate. Be sure to pick up a list of suggested items at today’s meeting.


Mr John C. Edwards addressed the Club on the 6th, speaking on the importance of forging trust within relationships in the far-reaching realms of his Economic Development role within the community.
A compelling speaker, a consummate diplomat as well as a wonderful storyteller, his insight is delivered warmly, with much grace and humor.