Rotary Club of Seabrook Generously Supports the Evelyn Meador Summer Reading Program

The Rotary Club of Seabrook was organized in October 1991.  The charter ceremony was held at Lakewood Yacht Club on January 31, 1992. The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self”. The focus of the Seabrook Rotary Club is to “promote prosperity through education and initiatives that engender self-sufficiency.” Meetings are held every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.

For almost two decades, the Seabrook Rotary has made a generous grant annually to the Friends of Meador Library to help underwrite their summer reading program. Elton Porter, a founding member of the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library and a proud Rotarian approached the club and asked them if he could start an initiative to benefit kids at the library during the summer. Thus, “the white hat” was born.

Each Thursday morning, a white hat is passed at the breakfast meeting and members are asked to show their support for the library by donating a dollar or more each week. The total raised by “the white hat” is then given to the Friends to pay for programs and activities at the library for youth during the summer months. Last year’s grant was $2500.

Over the years, the Seabrook community has greatly benefited from these programs which promote literacy and providing learning opportunities and fun for people of all ages. Here are a few photos showing program events over the years. Thank you Rotarians for making it possible for the Evelyn Meador library to offer so many amazing summer programs!

Evelyn Meador Library Birthday Party – 2013
The Hampstead Stage Company Presents: Alice in Wonderland – 2014 Summer Reading Program.
EV Spiders by Saltgrass Science – Ellen Hutto from Saltgrass Science came by EV to teach children about spiders. She even brought a tarantula!
The Seabrook Rotary Cooking Team serves refreshments during the 2013 Library Birthday Party.
Julian Franklin presents Simple Machines during the 2014 Summer Reading Program.
Mark Shelton, Percussionist, performs during the 2014 Summer Reading Program.
Marsha’s Petting Zoo – Summer 2016
Fill The Beaker – 2014 Summer Reading Program
Bob the Builder entertains guests as part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program

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