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Page 18  •  Frontier Day  •  Supplement to the Alvin Advertiser  •  April 24, 2019

YMCA. In the 2000s, the Alvin Rotary Club committed to a multiyear pledge for capital for the creation of the Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA. The Alvin Rotary Club has also participated in the YMCA partners campaign, ensuring that everyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay, can participate in the YMCA. Nolan Ryan Center. In the 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club provided funding to upgrade the amenities in the banquet room at the Nolan Ryan Center. The banquet room bears the name of the Alvin Rotary Club in recognition of its contribution. Alvin Rotary Field. In conjunction with the Alvin Lions Club, the Alvin Rotary Club contributed to the creation of Lion’s Park, a multi-purpose athletic field across from Alvin High School. In appreciation of the financial commitment, the Alvin Lions Club named a baseball field the Alvin Rotary Field. The DARE Program. The DARE Program served as a threeyear project to educate and provide elementary school children with the knowledge and life skills to avoid drugs and alcohol abuse. The Rotary Club of Alvin funded this nationally recognized program in the 1980s throughout AISD.

Members of the Alvin Rotary Club hold some of the food they purchased and donated to feed hungry families in the Alvin area. (Courtesy photo)

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Crime Prevention Vans. Through the 1980s and 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club has purchased two specially equipped crime prevention vans for the Alvin Police Department. The concept of crime prevention vans ultimately evolved into Strategic Weapons and Tactical units. Alvin Community Health Endeavor. In the 1990s, the Rotary Club of Alvin provided a Health Endeavor, which was matched by the Houston Endowment, enabling the construction and expansion of the facility to greater serve the Alvin community. Alvin Community College Performance Center. In the 2000s, the Alvin Rotary Club provided matching funds to the Alvin Community College Foundation to create a small venue entertainment facility that serves as a teaching laboratory for Alvin Community College students in the broadcast departments. Shots Across Texas. During the 1980s and 1990s, the Alvin Rotary

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