Speaker Date Topic
Scott Shepherd Aug 22, 2018 12:00 PM
6 Stones Mission Network
6 Stones Mission Network

Scott is a Euless native with roots running back over five generations. After majoring in Architecture at UTA and a career in the construction industry and sales, he joined the staff at First Euless in 1998. In 2009, he was reassigned to launch 6 Stones. He is an ordinary guy getting to do extraordinary things. 

6 Stones serves as a neutral convener bringing together local governments, businesses, churches and other non-profits to jointly seek to transform the cities in which we live.


Yacine Ndiaye Aug 29, 2018 12:00 PM
My Colombia Experience
My Colombia Experience

Yacine is our Global Grant Scholar completing her MSc in Global Health at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is one of only 7 students offered the opportunity to go on a work/study field trip to Latecia, Colombia this summer as part of her studies. Grapevine Rotary has been awarded a Bluebonnet Society Grant to fund this. She is originally from Senegal and remembers receiving the Polio vaccine from Rotarians there and that sparked her interest in Global Health and in Rotary.

Yacine’s passion for equal access to healthcare drove her to pursue the Master of Global Health at the University of Geneva. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her studies in Biochemistry and Women’s and Gender Studies have enabled Yacine to explore complex health issues through many lenses. In 2017, Yacine won the district 5790 Global Scholar Grant which is allowing her to pursue her Masters in Geneva.

Alongside her academic training, Yacine has had real experience tackling health issues in the field, working as a Sexual Health activist and also as an Environmental Health Technician for the city of Richardson, Texas. 

Growing up in a developing country, Senegal and studying in the United States has given Yacine first-hand experience of global health inequalities. Yacine believes passionately in the role of social justice to enact change. She hopes to influence and implement international policies that ensure and promote health especially maternal and child health globally. After her Masters, she envisions working for an international organization that would provide her with the means and platform to be a fervent advocate for gender equality, education and health; issues that Yacine is very passionate about.

This summer Yacine spent three weeks in the Amazon in Leticia, Colombia for a project on Eco-epidemiology in relation with diarrheal diseases among the indigenous communities there.


Lacey Wicks Sep 05, 2018 12:00 PM
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is a national nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.


Gerald Robinson, District Governor 5790 Sep 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Be The Inspiration
Be The Inspiration

Gerald is a member of the Rotary Club of Flower Mound Texas since 2000. He served as Club President 2003-2004 and was on the board multiple years. Gerald served as District Chair of Rotarians for Fighting Aids from 2006-2010 and as District Chair of Rotarian Action Groups from2010-2016. Gerald attended Emerging District Leadership in the fall of 2014 and served as Assistant Governor 2015-2017, and was nominated to serve as District Governor of District 5790 for 2018-2019.

Gerald is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society member.  Gerald received the Jerome W. Schultz HERO Award from Rotarians for Fighting Aids, Inc. in 2010 and was named Flower Mound Rotarian of the Year 2014-2015.

Gerald and his wife Kris have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Gerald is currently a partner is a Financial Services firm and is a Certified Financial Planner.


Ross Patterson Sep 26, 2018 12:00 PM
How to Manage and Engage Millennials
How to Manage and Engage Millennials

As millennials take over our workforce, understanding how to lead and manage them is essential to your leadership success. So, who are these millennials and what’s all the hype about? It
might surprise you that participation trophies and social media are not the reason for concern.
In this funny and honest presentation, you will learn:
• The Facts on Millennials
• How to Influence and Connect with Millennials
• Effective ways to manage and engage Millennials

Jim Gatewood Oct 03, 2018 12:00 PM
A Review of the Book "Sid Richardson and Texas Oil"
A Review of the Book "Sid Richardson and Texas Oil"

Jim Gatewood a professor of History at Richland College; has written several books about Texas history that are important not only because they chronicle the lives of dynamic Texans, but more importantly that they preserve a very colorful, previously unpublished segment of Southwestern History.

No one knows how much money changed hands as the frenzied trading of oil properties in Texas took place in the Roaring Twenties.  A startled world was told that six wells in Texas could produce as much oil in one day as all the oil wells in the world.  Sid Richardson was boisterous and gruff but had a heart of gold.  Opportunity and Sid's ambition were about to collide.

Mayor William D. Tate Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM
State of the City
State of the City


Mayor William D. Tate was elected to the Grapevine City Council in1972 and served as Mayor, originally from 1973-1985.  In 1988 he was re-elected as Mayor, a position he still serves today for a total of 43 years of service to our community!

Mayor Tate currently serves on the following committees: Crime Control and Prevention District Board, Tax Increment Financing District Reinvestment Zone No. 1 and No. 2 and the 4B Economic Development Corporation Board.

His community organization service includes the Grapevine Rotary Club and the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.  He also served as the Grapevine City Attorney, 1969-1972.

Other Areas of Interest and Awards include: Board member of the Baylor Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, Grapevine High School Hall of Fame in 1989, a Boy Scouts of America Silver Eagle Award in 2007,  the 2000 Hospitality Industry Development Award from Texas Travel Industry, the 1976 Citizen of the Year Award

Bill Tate was born and raised in Grapevine.  He is married to Betty Tate, a retired teacher from GCISD.  They have five grown daughters who are all are teachers.  He has a Law practice and title company in Grapevine, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from North Texas State University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Houston and is a State Bar of Texas Member and an American Bar Association Member.

Dr. Robin Ryan Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Lead 2.0
Lead 2.0

The mission of GCISD is to be the BEST, which is defined as Building Excellent Schools Together. GCISD maintains a long-standing commitment to educational excellence for all children. Building on its mission, the district continues increasing the level of rigor in classrooms to address expectations of the community and better prepare students for success in college and their future careers.

Dr. Robin Ryan joined GCISD as Superintendent on June 15, 2010. He has served 33 years in education, all in Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science from Texas A&M University; his Master’s of Education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls; and his Doctorate from the University of North Texas. He also served 20 years in the Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring as a major in 2004. 

Dr. Ryan and his family have lived in Grapevine since 1995. He is married to Dr. Cindy Ryan. They have three children:  daughter, Daryl, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is now a speech-language pathologist for Santa Fe ISD; son, Reed, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is a teacher/coach for Prosper ISD; and their youngest son, Graham, is a sophomore at Texas A&M. 

Club Assembly Oct 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Vocational/Youth In Service/Fun Committee
Dr. Eugene Giovannini Oct 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Tarrant County College's Role in the Region's Past, Present and Future
Tarrant County College's Role in the Region's Past, Present and Future

Dr. Eugene Giovannini joined the Tarrant County College District as Chancellor on August 22, 2016. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience at community colleges, including his most recent tenure as the founding President of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale, Arizona, and 11 years as President of GateWay Community College in Phoenix. Now as he leads TCC, the 16th largest institution in the country serving nearly 100,000 students, the Chancellor’s commitment to higher education continues.

Chancellor Giovannini previously served as the Board Chair for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and as a board member of the American Association of Community Colleges. His extensive experience with workforce development and industrial and economic development programs enabled him to lead the creation of the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), work that began in 2006 and continues strong today.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Chancellor Giovannini has made giving back and serving others a priority throughout his career, as evidenced by his appointment on numerous boards of directors. He cares deeply about economic impact, collaboration, and proactively pursuing opportunities to strengthen communities.

The Chancellor earned a doctorate in Community College Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and a Master of Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Marina, have three children.

No Meeting Nov 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
No Meeting Dec 26, 2018
Happy Holidays!
No Meeting Jan 02, 2019
Happy New Year!