The Rotary Club of Marshall Texas was chartered, August 1st, 1919 as the 525th Rotary club in Rotary, with Ike Hockwald as its charter president.  Join us as we celebrate a century of service...
Centennial Celebration August 24th, 2019
 
 
A doggone good time was had Saturday and over $8,000 was raised for the Humane Society of Harrison County, thanks to almost Fifty sponsors and dozens of pooches and their owners who turned out for the 16th annual Faux Paws Dog Walk in downtown Marshall, to not only raise funds for the Humane Society, but also raise awareness about the dogs that are available for adoption at the society’s animal shelter, The Pet Place, 1901 Jefferson Avenue, behind Walmart.  
 
These benches were originally placed at the area now known as Telegraph Park, which was, at the time, a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the downtown scene, know as "Rotary Park".
There were 4 benches, in total.  When the city took over that area and created the Telegraph Park, the benches were removed and stored at the Sheriff’s secure storage area. They had been pushed to the back of the building and moved, numerous times.
 
I asked the club for suggestions on where to prominently place them for a visual “advertisement” of Rotary. The benches all have the 4-way test and the Marshall Rotary logo as well as the “ROTARY” stamped in the back rest. The Harrison County Building Maintenance supervisor, Mark Knuckols accepted 2 of the benches to be placed at the front visitors entrance to the courthouse.
 
They were removed from the storage area, cleaned, and permanently placed in the area on Wednesday, April 12, 2018.
 
The other 2 are still in storage and waiting for a suitable location to be accepted. One of them has damage to a leg, but could be easily fixed.
 
For Information please contact Jay Webb.  
Harrison County Sheriff's Office
903-923-4000
   
The Rotary Club of Marshall Texas accepted the Challenge of 2017-18 Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley, to develop projects with Rotaract and Interact Club support and collaborate with community partners and local experts by planting a tree for every member of the club. The goal was to PLANT A TREE by Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  Since it was organized in 1919, The Rotary Club of Marshall Texas has been a strong supporter of education for boys and girls of Marshall and Harrison County.  
 
This year, all fifty trees were planted one month ahead of schedule, March 3, 2018, by Marshall & Marshall-Metro Presidents Louraiseal McDonald, and Charles Cornish, other Marshall Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors, RYLA campers and friends and family at 5 brand new MISD campuses in Marshall.  Congratulations, Marshall Rotary!
 
 
           
Years in the making, Rotaract has arrived in Marshall Texas!  Organized last December,  the Rotaract Club of Wiley College, sponsored by The Rotary  Club of Marshall, has already completed a project in support of the hurricane ravaged Houston area, and assisted the Marshall club in preparing 900 dictionaries for distribution to all of the third-graders of Harrison County.  Way to go Wiley Rotaractors.
 
          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. 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas USA

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative
410 E Houston Street
Marshall, TX  75670
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