Posted on Nov 30, 2017

Thank you to Grapevine Rotarians and others who donated blood during our Blood Drive on December 6, 2017! Special thanks to the Rec in Grapevine for allowing us to use a room for the Drive and to Kevin McNamara of Wise Guys for making arrangements for the Carter Blood Mobiles to be in the parking lot! It is a team effort! We are especially grateful to the Blood Drive Committee...Roger Ackley, Gary Barlow, Julie Bledsoe, Rhett Gum, Kevin McNamara, Tina Nealy and Bill Walsh. This year we have had three Blood Drives, and individuals have given a total of 245 pints of blood...a true gift!

If you missed the opportunity to give, you can go to any Carter Blood Center and give them Grapevine Rotary’s number which is #03331.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2017
Ken Diehm 'Service Above Self' AwardHistory: Ken Diehm was a pillar in the Grapevine community and an example to all, he demonstrated the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self" in everything he did. After his passing in 2011, the Grapevine Rotary Club decided to honor his legacy each year by awarding a local community member with an award in his name and attitude of service.
Applications for the 2017 recipient are being accepted now. If you would like to nominate a community member for the 2017 Ken Diehm 'Service Above Self' Award, please download the following application, complete it, and submit it to Duff O'Dell (email provided on the application) for consideration.
Ken Diehm 'Service Above Self' Award Christian Ross 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
This morning at 6:45 a.m. I had the honor to be on Main Street Grapevine to put out the flags with other Rotarians (and for those of you who know me, early is not my favorite time of the day!!).  Today, we honor Peace Officer Memorial Day.
In 2016 there were 145 deaths, and for 2017, 48 officers have lost their lives protecting and serving our communities.  While there are negative issues with an extremely minor number of officers, the majority are out doing their jobs every day, answering the call at any time.  Please join me today in thanking those men and women for what they do and offering prayers that they go home safely each and every day!!!
Peace Officers Memorial Day in the United States RaDonna S. Hessel 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
The Grapevine Rotary Club has raised over $150,000 in scholarships with their annual Golf for Grads and Raffle for Grads events.  The 2017 event will be Monday, March 20, 8:30 a.m. at Cowboy's Golf Club.  
This year's event will honor Grapevine Rotary "Pro", Shonda Schaefer.
Sign up today!
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On Monday, June 13th the Grapevine Rotary Club hosted its annual Golf for Grads tournament at Cowboy's Golf Club raising funds for scholarships.  With the club and community supporting this effort, over 15 scholarships a year are provided to students and future leaders!!!  This year, the Grapevine Rotary "Pro" was City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Darlene Freed.  Special thanks to Shonda Schaefer for leading this effort!
2016 Golf for Grads RaDonna S. Hessel 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
The Grapevine Rotary Club supported the Feed Our Kids by hosting 285 children for lunch on two days in June.  Rotarians and their businesses donated food, money and hours to serve a meal and smiles!  Mary Jo Tellin coordinated the effort and got most of the club involved in the effort!
Grapevine Rotary and Feed Our Kids RaDonna S. Hessel 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
The Grapevine Rotary Club once again participated in the Main Street Fest, serving adult beverages while sharing the story of Rotary.  Over an entire weekend, Rotarians came together to greet the 174,000 visitors to Grapevine, sharing some beer and some laughter along the way.  Our very own King of Beers, Bill Walsh, kept the club members organized and on time, raising funds to help the service of the Grapevine Rotary Club!
Rotary and Main Street Fest RaDonna S. Hessel 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
The Grapevine Rotary Club hosted a community-wide BLOOD DRIVE on Wednesday, May 6, 2016.  Over 60 units of blood were donated at The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine Texas 76051.  This was an awesome event with several in our community getting involved.  Donations can still be taken for this effort never ends.  Call Audra Torres of Carter BloodCare (817)343-1271 to become a part of this life saving effort.
Grapevine Blood Drive RaDonna S. Hessel 2016-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
For nine holidays during the year, the Grapevine Rotary Club is privileged to serve as the organization that puts out flags all along Main Street Grapevine.  Being able to share our love of community and country, while raising funds for our organization is a unique opportunity.
Rotary Flags RaDonna S. Hessel 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0