If you downloaded the 2016 grant application prior to September 24, please note the email address on the application is incorrect.  Please send your application to  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Justin Pachta joins Victoria Rotary Club
Justin Pachta was inducted into the Victoria Rotary Club on September 20.  He moved to Victoria with his wife, Valerie. Justin is a transferring member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown. He has been in the insurance industry for 3 years and is working towards becoming a State Farm Agent.  He is employed by Pat Pachta State Farm. 
Dan Gilliam is Justin's sponsor and father-in-law.



The Victoria Rotary Club recently presented a check for $7225 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.  The non-profit partnered with the Victory Rotary Club in support of the 2016 Jack Whitmire Clay Shoot. This donation will help the food bank provide over 57,800 pounds of food to those facing food insecurity.
Pictured left to right:  Judge Pat Kelly, Chair of Grant Committee; Bill McLeod, 2015-2016 President of Rotary Foundation; Robin Cadle, CEO of the Food Bank and current President of the Victoria Rotary Club; Chris Seilkop, CEO of the YMCA and Past President of the Rotary Club; Bob Bailey, Chair of the 2016 Clay Shoot.
The Victoria Rotary Club raised additional grant monies that will be awarded to several non-profits early in 2017.  To apply for grant funds, request an application from
SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 Jack Whitmire Charity Clay Shoot which will take place on April 22-23.
The revamped Shoot will feature
  • a catered steak dinner
  • with silent and live auctions as well as
  • the calcutta on Saturday evening, April 22. 
The shoot will include 100 clays, increased from 50 in past shoots, and take place on Sunday, April 23. For more information on the 2017 Clay Shoot, visit our website in mid-August at:


Victoria Adult Literacy Council and Rotary Clubs of Victoria Present
Knowledge Bowl 2017
February 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Victoria College Student Center

Team Registration Form
or Call 361-582-4273

Volunteer Opportunities
Call 361-582-4273

In 1993, the Victoria Advocate launched the Knowledge Bowl to help increase literacy in the Victoria area by supporting the Victoria Adult Literacy Council (VALC). This year’s Knowledge Bowl, presented by the Advocate and the Rotary Clubs of Victoria. Your sponsorship of this event will help the VALC continue its important work!

What is the Victoria Adult Literacy Council all about? The VALC is all about second chances. Our dedicated staff and volunteer tutors give adults not only a chance to improve their reading and English speaking skills, but also help those adults who need to pass a test for job training, gaining employment, or advancing in their job. Trained staff also works with those who have literacy difficulties because of learning/reading disabilities. This second chance to learn the skills that can most help them improve their lives and those of their families will help break the cycle of inter-generational illiteracy that abounds in our country and area.

It’s a moving experience to see hope in the eyes of those we’ve helped when they talk about getting a better job by improving their English and learning skills.




We invite you to download the Rotary Proclamation Of Beliefs, prepared by the Victoria Rotary Club with the assistance of the Northside Rotary Club.  It is a reaffirmation of widely held beliefs which should be articulated.  See Downloads on Home Page.

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Club Information

Welcome to our club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Victoria Country Club
14 Spring Creek Rd.
Victoria, TX  77904
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Oct 25, 2016
Bill Blanchard
CEA of DeTar discussing Updates on DeTar Hospital
Nov 01, 2016
Dr. David Hinds
Victoria College Strategic Plans
Nov 08, 2016
Sherrae Brissette - Female Peer-to-Peer Specialist
Update on Services at Veterans Service Office and Salute to Our Member Veterans
Nov 15, 2016
J. J. Craig
Police Department Updates
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • David Drost
    October 11
  • Jerry Whitley
    October 11
  • Wayne Alexander
    October 14
  • Robin Cadle
    October 19
  • Terry Robinson
    October 20
  • Dan Gilliam
    October 22
  • Jennifer Schulte
    October 22
  • Jennifer Yancey
    October 30
  • Robin Cadle
    Nick Cadle
    October 2
  • Cally Fromme
    October 9
  • Tim Rainey
    Donnese Rainey
    October 10
  • John Brill
    October 14
  • Robert Loeb
    October 15
  • Lorene Bothe
    October 19
  • Joe Truman
    October 24
  • Neal Stevenson
    Kristi Stevenson
    October 24
EAFK for September/October

Date Time
School-Club | School-Club

September 13: EAFK Kick-Off / Victoria Community Center 12:00noon

Tues, Oct. 4 - 1:30pm

Wed, Oct. 5 - 8:00am

Thu, Oct. 6 - 8:00am

Thu, Oct. 6 - 1:00pm

Fri, Oct 7 - 8:00am


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