Speaker Date Topic
John Antal, Colonel, US Army (Ret.) May 30, 2018
Conflict in Korea
Conflict in Korea

John Antal is an exceptional leadership trainer, coach and mentor who travels the world teaching leadership. In a single session, John will teach you the secrets of how to improve your leadership to influence any group — your family, social organizations, business and government.

John is a Soldier, historian, author, leadership expert and master storyteller. He has published thirteen books and hundreds of magazine articles on historical and leadership subjects. He is currently the Executive Producer of a Triple-
A video game company with studios in Quebec, Canada and Frisco, Texas and is the visionary for How2LeadUS.

Colonel John Antal, US Army (Ret.) served 30 years in the US Army as a combat arms officer, senior staff officer and commander. He is Airborne and Ranger qualified, earned
the Expert Infantryman Badge, and served as an Armor and Cavalry officer on deployments around the world. He has commanded combat units from platoon level through regiment and served on corps and multinational staffs. He served at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his post-Army career he
has become a successful author, magazine correspondent and editor, video game producer, military consultant, film personality, public speaker, radio talk show host (660 AM Radio), explainer-integrator, journalist and leadership coach. John has been featured in a dozen History Channel and Military Channel television shows as an expert on leadership and history topics. He has been awarded the prestigious Draper Leadership Award, Silver Order of Saint George Medal, and numerous military medals including three separate awards of the Legion of Merit.

Education: John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Engineering form the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters Degree in Military Science and Leadership at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. He is also a graduate of the Army War College.

Bernard Suchocki Jun 06, 2018
Astronaut Training and the Apollo XIII Rescue Efforts

Bernard Suchocki (sue huts’ ski) is a Board Certified trial attorney and a former NASA Engineer who worked at the Flight Crew Training Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Bernard was on one of the NASA engineers who trained Apollo astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.  While he was required to be familiar with all command module systems, his area of expertise and primary training responsibility was in Guidance & Control, which includes the flight software and hardware for navigation, spacecraft control, delta-V burns, IMU alignments, state vector updates and rendezvous targeting.

Bernard was assigned to support the Apollo XIII Mission Operations Team, and he was in the MOCR (Manned Operations Control Room) during the Apollo XIII mission and rescue.   He coordinated computer simulation results with flight controllers and participated in planning the re-entry checklist in meetings with other engineers, Gene Kranz, the Flight Director, and astronaut Ken Mattingly, the command module pilot who was replaced at the last minute because of an exposure to the measles.

Bernard will share his personal knowledge about astronaut training, the Apollo XIII rescue efforts and some of the amazing and extraordinary achievements of the men and woman who helped put an American on the moon at a time when this country was in a national security race for space supremacy.

Melissa Griffin Jun 13, 2018
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Melissa Griffin is the Education Outreach Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter. She has 10 years of experience working directly with people with dementia and their families.  In her current role she supports people and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia through the Association's Helpline and community education programs. She is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work with a focus on aging.


Dr. Allen Goben Jun 20, 2018
Tarrant County College Northeast Update
Tarrant County College Northeast Update


Dr. Allen Goben is entering his eleventh year at the presidential level and fourth year as President of Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.  In 2009, he was honored as a Distinguished Graduate at The University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program. Allen was named to the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges in 2011 by the American Association of Community Colleges.  Dr. Goben also served as President of Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Kentucky where his team achieved a 24% improvement in student success in three years. HCTC was also honored as a one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky and was on the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" list.

Allen has devoted thirty years to collaborative leadership and learning excellence as a faculty member, coach, college recruiter, counselor, and administrator.  He has led student services operations as a Counselor for Advanced Technologies, and his classroom teaching experience includes transformational leadership in community college at the doctoral level and history, geography, social studies, communications, and human relations at the high school and college level.  A first generation college student who began his post-secondary educational journey at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, Allen eventually completed a bachelor's degree in History from Iowa State University, a master's degree in School Counseling from Drake University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program in 2003.

Installation of New Officers and Directors Jun 27, 2018
Banquet Room of Lancaster Theater - Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m.
No Meeting Jul 04, 2018
Happy Fourth of July!
Lyndy Phillips Jul 25, 2018
Laugh Magic Theater
Club Assembly Aug 01, 2018
Club Service
Yacine Ndiaye Aug 29, 2018
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.

Ross Patterson Sep 26, 2018
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
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.

Club Assembly Oct 24, 2018
Vocational/Youth In Service/Fun Committee
No Meeting Nov 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!