Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas

 We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM, at Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative
410 E Houston Street, Marshall, TX  75670 USA
 
          The story behind the man, Issac "Ike" Hockwald, The Founder and First President of the Rotary Club of Marshall Texas
          
The story of the early beginnings of The Rotary club of Marshall Texas is a story of a few business men who were actively involved in the social and business issues of the community of their day. The stories behind the story of the Rotary Club of Marshall Texas and the men who founded it, are as fascinating as the stories themselves.  Long before the club was chartered into the International Association of Rotary Clubs on August 1st, 1919, the men involved in its beginning were hard at work guiding and shaping the character and direction of the city.  Ike Hockwald was one of those men. 
 
         Born April 3, 1865,  Ike Hockwald, a twelve-year old Jewish orphan was adopted by Lionel Kahn in 1887.  He was the driving force behind the establishment of Marshall Rotary in 1919.  He would become the first president of the Rotary Club of Marshall.  In a classic "Rags to Riches" story, he became one of the most successful businessmen in East Texas.  As the manager and cashier of the Kahn's railroad supply store he oversaw quite an extensive business when Marshall was the linchpin of the Texas and Pacific Railroad.
 
           After his adopted father, Lionel Kahn died, he was instrumental in establishing the Marshall Hospital on Polk Street, in building a new Jewish Temple in Marshall, and he served as president of the East Texas Council of Boy Scouts.  He was considered the "Father of organized baseball in East Texas" and brought Major League teams to Marshall on several occasions to play the local teams.  He was a close friend of President William Howard Taft and had him as his guest in Marshall many times.  Later he helped arrange a special train to carry Ex-President Taft to Marshall, where he spoke to the Marshall Rotary club and then to other Rotary clubs in Texas.  
 

Stacy Adams made the initial contact with MISD in October to start a new Interact club at the high school, and has several Members lined up to be Interact Counselors, and the club now has over 25 member signed up, and held its first meeting October 30th.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Stormy Nickerson
Jan 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce
Gary Pinkerton
Feb 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Trammels Trace - First Road to Texas from the North
Donna Maisel - MEDCO
Feb 08, 2018 12:00 PM
TBA
 
 
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Club Administration
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Rotaract Chair
Chief Sergeant at Arms
Programs & Speakers
Website Administrator
District Liaison
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Blood Drive Coordinator
Speaker's Book Donations
RYLA Coordinator
4-Way Speech Coordinator
Dictionary Coordinator
Diploma Plus Chair
Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Song Leader
Scholarship Chair
Public Image Coordinator
Centennial Celebration Chair
Faux Paws Chair
Flags Program Chair
Spelling BEE Coordinator
Touch Point Coordinator