Denton Rotary Club

                                 District 5790 Club No. 1779       Chartered May 1, 1920

 
 

Officers & Directors 2014-2015

President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt-At Arms
Past President
Director
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Executive Secretary
 
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Welcome!

We meet Thursdays at noon at

El Chaparral Grill

324 East McKinney Street

 Denton, TX 76201

Come Join us!

 

News & Stories

Here's a great story about our
Christmas Food Drive
 
Thanks to All who help on this!
 
DTV included a story about us on their latest broadcast...
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Thank You from All of us for your Outstanding Support of this annual Project!
 
All profits are reinvested directly back into our local community, local district, and internationally for Rotary International Foundation.
 
 

 

Attendance is Key

 

Total Member Count – 101

(4-Exempt, 11-Honorary)

 

Members Present – 50

Makeups – 14

Attendance Percentage – 74.42%

Guests Present – 5

 

Makeups:

Dick Pittroff -  Roteract & Youth Exchange Activities

Kathy Langley - Denton Morning Rotary Club

Doreen Rue - Wylie Rotary Club

Pat Smith -  Denton Morning Rotary Club

 

Guest Speaker:

Karla Morton - 2010 Poet Laureate

 

Guests:

Leigh Hilton - Guest of Pete Bradbury

Caitlyn Pope - Guest of Mike Pope

 

 

Total Member Count – 101

Atendance Percentage – 78.82%

Guests Present – 6

 

Makeups:

Rob Seay, Colt Edwards,Randy Sudderth, Rita Burleson,Penny Gee, Max Morley,Dick Pittroff, Mike Pope,Scott Wisenbaker, Jennifer Mears,Randy Skinner, Todd Price - Monthly Board Meeting

 

Guest Speakers:

Maribel Cantu, Adsriana Cruz - Teacher Exchange to Mexico

 

Visiting Rotarians:

Delores Saunders - Canfield OH Rotary Club

Don Hicks - Ft. Worth International Rotary Club

 

Guests:

Hannah Awa - Guest of the Club

Krystal Alvarado - Guest of Mary Ann McDuff

Lee Ann Woods - Guest of Gabriel Carranza

Jon Tyree - Guest of Jennifer Mears

James Parker - Guest of April Cain

Lauren Bakker - Guest of Todd Price

 

Leave of Absence:

Harv Kitchens

 

 
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We sadly announce the passing of a friend and a great Rotarian Tom Jester. As a husband, father, colleague and mentor, he was greatly respected and will be missed tremendously.

Tom has served the Denton community in a number of leadership roles throughout his lifetime. He was elected to the Denton City Council where he held office from 1972 through 1976, spending the last two years on the council as Mayor of Denton.
 
He served on several boards as director, including the Denton Chamber of Commerce board and the Denton Country Club board as well as the boards of several local businesses.

As a respected attorney and businessman he also held the office of Denton Municipal Judge, Denton Corporation Judge, and past President of the Denton Bar Association. Tom was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and previously served as Chair for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

The law firm of Minor and Jester has been a Denton fixture for decades. At the time of his death Tom practiced law with his daughter, Jill Jester, in the firm
 

 

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Total Member Count – 101

Attendance Percentage – 77.38%

Guests Present – 5

Visiting Rotarians Present – 1

 

Makeups:

Dick Pittroff, Alan Klaas,Jack Thomson, Condell Garden, Mark Ragsdale, Todd Price,  Max Morley, Vince Baugher, David Hicks, Ken Turner, Dean Perkins, Colt Edwards, Mike Gregory, Bob Moses - Flag Detail

 

Visiting Rotarians:

Bill Neukranz Plano Sunrise Rotary Club

 

Guests:

Codi Ramon Guest of Rob Seay

Larry Brown Guest of Richard Brown

Michelle Ripeiro Guest of Max Morley

Hector Mendoza Guest of Courtney Kennedy

Leave of Absence:

Doug Hay, Harv Kitchens

 

 
 

 Welcome new members

Jennifer Mears & Randi Skinner

pictured with their sponsors Rita Burleson and Joey Hawkins

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The Distinguished Service Award

The highest award given by the Denton Rotary Club is the Distinguished Service Award.  This award is voted on by the entire club and is awarded annually.

This year’s Distinguished Service Award was awarded in memory to Bruce Burleson in honor of his dedicated love for and service to the Denton Rotary Club

Rita Burleson accepted the award plaque in Bruce’s honor.

 

 

 
 

Rotarian of the Year Award

 

This award is in recognition for outstanding service to the club throughout the current year and is chosen by the Club President. 

This year’s recipient is Mike Pope in recognition of his service with Exceptional Student of the Month and the District 4-Way Speech Contest.

 

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Vocational Service Award 2014

The Vocational Service Award is presented annually to a business or business individual whose business ethics and standards of practice best typify the Rotary Four-Way Test and “Service Above Self.”  The 2014 recipient is Moms on Main and its owners Steve and Krys Murray of Aubrey, Texas.

MOMS weekly supports area Food Banks and Neighbor in Need. Annually they host and sponsor a Car Show during Labor Day weekend which has benefited the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 920 of Denton TX, and their Green Valley School Project for the past three years.  The Murray’s also host the annual event Moms on Main Annual Bike Rally in September. This event fund to gift bikes to deserving kids in community schools.   MOMS works directly with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), and Spokes for Hope to raise awareness on child abuse and for the Denton County Children's Advocacy Center.

On their website, the Murrays state, “We aren’t just a business; we’re dedicated to the  community. That is why we never miss an opportunity to give back. We truly believe that we can make a difference and are more than happy to help however needed.”
 

 

 
 

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Brock Community Service Award 2014

This award, presented to a non-Rotarian, was initiated  four years ago to recognize those who render outstanding service as role models for selfless community volunteerism and leadership throughout the Denton Community. Recipients are selected as having walked in the footsteps of the award namesake – Drs. Euline and Horace Brock, demonstrating the highest level of commitment to community without regard for personal benefit. 

This year’s recipient is Dr. Derrell W. Bulls, Faculty Ombudsperson at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Bulls’ list of accomplishments is long and varied and begins with his devotion to education. For fifty-four years, he has been a committed educator.  Just a few local organizations where he has been active and engaged include:

      The Denton Chamber of Commerce - Multiple positions including Board Chairman.

Leadership Denton evolved from what was originally the Denton Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee, chaired by Dr. Derrell Bulls.

       United Way of Denton County - Multiple positions including President of the Board.

Denton Regional Medical Center - Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees

City of Denton - Multiple Boards including the Denton Housing Authority, Denton ISD

               and City of Denton Diversity Task Forces, Denton Economic Development and the City of Denton Civil Service Commission

         Kiwanis International Club - Multiple positions including District Chairman

Denton County Facilities Committee

Denton County Alliance Bar Association

Health Services of North Texas

          Heroes of Denton County

 

 
 

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