Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting Dec 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Annual Christmas Party
Rev Grant Palma Dec 19, 2018 12:00 PM
A Different Christmas
A Different Christmas

Role at First United Methodist Church: Associate Pastor: New Members, Missions & Outreach, Iron Men and Young Adults.

Started on Staff: July 2016

Education/Background: I grew up in South Arkansas and East Texas. I graduated from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas with a degree in Biblical Studies, and attended seminary at Perkins School of Theology where I received a M.Div. I am an ordained elder, and previously served as an associate minister at Arlington Heights UMC in Fort Worth.

Family: My wife, Samantha, works as an attorney for Allstate Corporation in Dallas. We have two dogs.

Favorite Scripture and why: I have many favorites, but the passage that sticks out in my mind is the story of four friends lowering the paralytic through a roof to be healed by Jesus (Mark 2 or Luke 5). Jesus honors the faithfulness, determination, and creativity of the individuals working together to help someone experience Jesus’ healing grace.

Favorite Movie: North by Northwest or any Hitchcock film.

What I like best about my ministry: I love being present to witness God move in the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. I feel specifically called to lead the people of the congregation in sharing the love of Christ with one another. I am passionate about leading the church in reaching out to the least, the last, and the lost both around the world and within the local community.

For fun I enjoy: I race cars in a series called The 24 Hours of Lemons with some friends from college. Each car has to be purchased and prepped for only $500, so we spend more time wrenching on our jalopy than racing. Aside from cars, I like to read crime novels, travel, and spend time with Samantha.

No Meeting Dec 26, 2018
Happy Holidays!
No Meeting Jan 02, 2019
Happy New Year!
Dr. John Roland Jan 09, 2019 12:00 PM
How to Help Your Body Heal Itself
How to Help Your Body Heal Itself

It seems like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie – by injecting stem cells into your body, many illnesses or conditions can be treated - your injured tissues can be regenerated and your pain and discomfort relieved – naturally. But it’s not science fiction; it’s science fact and it’s here now.

According to Evolution Medicine’s John Roland, MD, a board-certified Family Medicine physician and a certified Stem Cell and Functional Medicine practitioner, stem cells serve as a kind of internal repair system in your body. A building block of the human body, they are capable of dividing for long periods of time, can develop into specialized cells, and they divide, they can make any one of the 220 different cells in the human body. In other words, your body is literally regenerated from within.

In his talk, “How to Help Your Body Heal Itself,” Dr. Roland will share:

  • What stem cells are and how they work to treat disease and injuries
  • What functional medicine is and how regenerative therapy is replacing conventional drug treatments and surgery
  • What conditions and diseases can benefit from stem cell therapy
Julia Walsh Jan 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Human Trafficking 101
Human Trafficking 101

Julia Walsh is an advocate for sex-trafficking survivors.

Club Assembly Jan 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Community Service
RITE Teacher Jan 30, 2019 12:00 PM
My Experiences as a RITE Teacher
Cross Timbers Middle School Choir Feb 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Songs to Celebrate Valentine's Day
TBA Feb 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Texas Independence Day Story
High School Students Mar 06, 2019 11:30 AM
Rotary 4-Way Test
Grapevine Rotarians Mar 13, 2019 12:00 PM
My Deepest Secret/Skeletons in my Closet
Club Assembly Mar 20, 2019
Vocational Service
Dr. Eugene Giovannini Mar 27, 2019 12:00 PM
State of Tarrant County College
State of Tarrant County College

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.

Grapevine Rotarians Apr 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Rotary's Got Talent!
Bob Farley Apr 10, 2019 12:00 PM
The Latest in Economic Development in Grapevine
Kara Sewell - WFAA Apr 17, 2019

‘No matter where I go, I always leave my heart in Texas.’ It’s an adage that resonates with many native Texans and after a decade working outside the Lone Star State one, I understand well. Born and raised in Houston, I’m a 4th generation Texan so, when the opportunity to move back and work at WFAA presented itself, I didn’t hesitate. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe ‘em Jacks) before starting my broadcast career in Odessa, Texas but I gained the bulk of my journalism experience in Kansas and Ohio. I've led coverage at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions in the 2016 presidential campaign, reported from the heart of tornado alley and had the privilege to share people’s remarkable stories. One story that made a lasting impact was about a woman who taught her dog ‘Gumby’, a deaf and blind Great Dane ‘touch signs’ to navigate his world. My real passion is waking up dark and early to share stories from the anchor desk, connect through social media and meet people at community events. These connections give me my passion for telling stories that matter and the desire to wake up at 1:30 every weekday morning! My husband Nick is also an early-riser; we met in the news business and have worked together since 2006. I have a Pomeranian named Bailey and I’m always looking for a new adventure; living in North Texas now, I have plenty of places to explore!

Special Olympics Awards Luncheon @ Convention Ctr. May 01, 2019 11:30 AM
Honoring Special Olympics Students
Interact Students May 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Our Year of Accomplishments
Morgan Nichols May 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Awarding Scholarships
Awarding Scholarships
Melanie Gable Jun 05, 2019 12:00 PM
The Attack
The Attack