Speaker Date Topic
Bruno Rumbelow Jun 03, 2020 12:00 PM
City of Grapevine, COVID-19 Updates and Activities
City of Grapevine, COVID-19 Updates and Activities

Bruno Rumbelow was appointed City Manager in December 2005. Prior to becoming the Assistant City Manager of Grapevine in January 1998, he was the Assistant City Administrator of Fort Smith, Arkansas for four years.
He has served as the City Administrator of Neodesha, Kansas, and the City Manager of Texarkana, Arkansas. Rumbelow has a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Kansas.
Bruno is a member of the Grapevine Rotary Club, serves on the Board for the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and has served on many other boards of civic and non-profit organizations. Bruno is married to his wife, Stephanie, and they have three children, Drew, John, and Libby.

 

Julie Evans Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Creating a Multidisciplinary Response for Protecting our Children
Creating a Multidisciplinary Response for Protecting our Children

Julie Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of Alliance For Children.  Alliance For Children, Tarrant County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, is dedicated to the protection and healing of child abuse victims.  For 28 years, Alliance For Children has helped more than 58,000 children heal from the trauma of physical abuse, sexual abuse or from witnessing a violent crime.  Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization directly involved in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children’s Medical Center and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

Julie began her career in child protection as an Investigator with Child Protective Services in 1999.  She spent six years with CPS; most of her time as part of a specialized unit investigating serious, life-threatening cases of abuse while co-locating within the Alliance For Children.  In 2005, Julie joined the staff of Alliance For Children.  In 2013, she became the Executive Director after the retirement of the Founding Executive Director Nancy Hagan.  In 2020, Julie celebrated her 15th anniversary with Alliance For Children. 

Julie serves on several area and state boards and committees and is a leading advocate in Texas in protecting children from abuse:  Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas Board of Directors, board member of Mental Health Connection, and is a member of the Northeast Leadership Forum. In addition, she was appointed by Joe Strauss, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to the Protect Our Kids Commission, created in 2013 by the Texas Legislature. The Protect Our Kids Commission was charged with identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies and practices to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect.

Julie has been married to Matt Evans for eighteen years.  They have two beautiful children; Avery (16) and Jackson (12). 

Rocky Gribble Jun 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Fly Fishing!
Fly Fishing!

Rocky Gribble is extremely talented.  He began playing guitar at the age of 13 and began playing in recording studios before graduating from college. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro & ukulele and has performed countless live concerts, TV shows, album projects and advertising jingles. In addition to performing on projects, he also produces projects for up and coming artists. He has worked with hundreds of local, regional and national performers including BJ Thomas, Miranda Lambert, Englebert Humperdinck and LeAnn Rimes. He produced the Grapevine Opry for 26 years and continues to produce the Grapevine Opry Reunion Show a few times each year and continues to perform as a contracted band musician as well as a soloist. As time permits, he enjoyes fly fishing!

Kevin McNamara Jun 24, 2020 11:30 AM
Installation of New Officers and Directors
Installation of New Officers and Directors

President Kevin McNamara will host his final meeting of the 2019-20 Rotary year.  There will be recognitions and honors before President-elect Darlene Freed is installed as the 2020-21 President of the Grapevine Rotary Club and handed the gavel.