83R5369 LB-D
  By: Hunter H.R. No. 280
         WHEREAS, The Rotary Club of Corpus Christi is celebrating its
  100th anniversary on June 28, 2014; and
         WHEREAS, The 125th Rotary Club to be chartered worldwide, the
  Corpus Christi chapter was established in 1914 with a membership of
  40, and today the organization consists of approximately 240
  members; and
         WHEREAS, The mission of the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi is
  to create a meaningful fellowship of business and professional
  leaders who are dedicated to making a positive difference in their
  communities through service; over the past century, members have
  left a lasting legacy in Corpus Christi by commissioning the "Queen
  of the Sea" sculpture in the downtown area and by erecting a town
  clock and building a bandstand in Heritage Park; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to these tangible contributions, the
  association has volunteered innumerable hours and resources to
  programs benefiting the community; such worthwhile projects
  include packing Thanksgiving dinners for the Food Bank of Corpus
  Christi, assisting with the placement of children through an
  Adoption Awareness event, contributing to the Salvation Army's Red
  Kettle campaign, establishing the Harvey Weil Sportsman
  Conservationist Award, and providing grant funds of more than
  $500,000 for preservation projects; and
         WHEREAS, The group has also demonstrated a commitment to
  promoting excellence in education and has funded scholarships at
  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend Community
  Foundation, and Del Mar College; moreover, the club has sponsored
  career awareness presentations at Driscoll Middle School,
  recognized the achievements of top area high school students, and
  provided leadership training to young adults in South Texas with
  its Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program; and
         WHEREAS, Internationally, the club has helped people in
  Mexico, Fiji, and Honduras through a number of health, housing, and
  literacy projects; the group has also contributed to Rotary's
  PolioPlus program, which works to eradicate polio across the globe;
         WHEREAS, The Rotary Club of Corpus Christi has made
  invaluable contributions to its community and beyond, and in so
  doing it has enriched the lives of countless individuals during a
  century of service; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
  on the occasion of its 100th anniversary and commend its members for
  their exceptional service; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi as an expression of
  high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.