Speaker Date Topic
President Eddie Salame Mar 21, 2018
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

The focus of the Club Assembly will be International Service which includes the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and Wine Fellowship.  It is an opportunity to see Rotary: Making A Difference!

Cathy Bowles Mar 28, 2018
The Wildlife Program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
The Wildlife Program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport


Cathy Boyles, Wildlife Administrator, DFW Airport

Cathy, an FAA Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist, has held the position of Wildlife Administrator at DFW Airport since 2006. Her duties include ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Administration, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department rules and regulations as they pertain to wildlife hazard mitigation at DFW Airport; training Airfield Operations personnel in identifying, reporting and mitigating wildlife and wildlife attractants while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations; developing the airport’s Wildlife Stewardship (Awareness) Campaign; and promoting wildlife Strike awareness to minimize hazards to aircraft safety. She has B.S. degrees in Biology and Wildlife Management from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, and a M.S. degree in Biology from The University of Texas at Arlington. She worked for 9 years at UT Arlington in science program development before landing her current position.

Russell Schaffner Apr 04, 2018
A POSSIBLE Future of Transportation in Tarrrant County
A POSSIBLE Future of Transportation in Tarrrant County

Russell Schaffner began as Tarrant County’s Mobility Coordinator in January 2016. In his role, he coordinates long range transportation projects and keeps the Commissioners Court apprised of transportation policy developments. Before starting with the county, Russell worked as a transportation consultant at a consulting firm. Russell graduated from Midwestern State University.

Robert Earley Apr 11, 2018
JPS Update
JPS Update


Robert Earley

President and CEO, JPS Health Network

Robert Earley’s journey from South Texas to CEO of Tarrant County’s public supported healthcare system was anything but a straight line.

A political science graduate from the University of North Texas, Earley put that degree to use as a staff assistant to a Texas congressman in our nation’s capital. His D.C. experience sparked his own political aspirations and Earley returned to Texas to run for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives.  He was only 23 when elected in 1984 to represent his South Texas hometown. He served 10 years before choosing not to seek re-election in 1995.

Before joining JPS Health Network in 2005 as a senior VP focused on community and government affairs, Earley taught college courses, ran an Austin-based public affairs firm and served as an on-air political analyst for NBC’s affiliate station in Austin. The Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers appointed him interim president and CEO in May 2008 and in February 2009 he was named president and CEO.

Earley holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas-Arlington.  He serves on the board of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

Earley and his veterinarian wife, Tricia, have one daughter.   



Grapevine Rotarians Apr 18, 2018
Our Trip To Cuba

Several Grapevine Rotarians will share their experiences regarding their recent goodwill trip to Cuba.

Special Olympics Awards Luncheon Apr 25, 2018
Grapevine Convention Center - Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m.

Awards will be presented to GCISD students who participated in Special Olympics.

Spikant Nannapaneni, MD, MPH May 02, 2018
Sleep Apnea
Scholarship Awards Luncheon May 09, 2018
Banquet Room of Lancaster Theater - Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m.

Rotary scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from high schools in Grapevine. 

High School Interact Students May 16, 2018
TBA May 23, 2018
Memorial Day Program
Dr. Allen Goben May 30, 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.

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
Alzheimer's Association
Installation of New Officers and Directors Jun 27, 2018
Banquet Room of Lancaster Theater - Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m.