Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Robin Ryan Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
GCISD: Redefining Education
GCISD: Redefining Education

The mission of GCISD is to be the BEST, which is defined as Building Excellent Schools Together. GCISD maintains a long-standing commitment to educational excellence for all children. Building on its mission, the district continues increasing the level of rigor in classrooms to address expectations of the community and better prepare students for success in college and their future careers.

Dr. Robin Ryan joined GCISD as Superintendent on June 15, 2010. He has served 34 years in education, all in Texas, including as principal of Colleyville Heritage High School from 2004-2006. In May 2018, Dr. Ryan was named the 2018 Region XI Superintendent of the Year. He previously served in Dallas ISD as Chief Academic Officer and Area Superintendent; in Carroll ISD as a high school principal, junior high principal, middle school principal and assistant principal; in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD as a life science teacher and Student Services Coordinator; in San Angelo ISD as the administrator of one of the first discipline alternative schools in Texas; and as a high school biology teacher in Graham ISD. Dr. Ryan, 56, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, Master of Education degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and Doctorate degree from the University of North Texas. He also served 20 years in the Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring as a major in 2004.

Dr. Ryan and his family have lived in Grapevine since 1995. He is married to Dr. Cindy Ryan. They have three children:  daughter, Daryl, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is now a speech-language pathologist for Texas City ISD; son, Reed, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is a teacher/coach for Prosper ISD; and their youngest son, Graham, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and attends Texas A&M University.   

Club Assembly Oct 24, 2018 12:00 PM
International/Youth In Service
Jamshid Sultanzada Oct 31, 2018
Rotary and Business in Afghanistan
Rotary and Business in Afghanistan

At an early age, Jamshid was fascinated by computers and technology. He learned English at a young age and started teaching himself basic programming. In 2002, after the Taliban Regime change, Jamshid got a job with Afghanistan’s first telecom company: Afghan Wireless. Jamshid worked his way from computer clerk to Regional Manager. After 10 years of working at Afghan Wireless, Jamshid heard the entrepreneurial call; leaving his full-time job to start his own company: Afghan Host.

Jamshid had big dreams for his web hosting company, however, the Afghan tech market was too small for his business to create stable income. Without giving up his entrepreneurial dream, Jamshid took on a second job at a DAI/USAID project as a Business Development Manager. In 2015, he left his day job for the second time to start his second tech business called “PomTech ICT Solutions”, a technology outsourcing company dedicated to bringing high-tech jobs and services to Afghanistan. His company has continued to grow as he works towards his dream of employing 1000 Afghans at Pomtech.

Jamshid believes creating jobs will reduce violence and creates lasting hope for Afghans. In addition to his business, Jamshid helped found the first Rotary club in Herat Afghanistan. He received his diploma from the Institute for Leadership Development in Herat and now is a volunteer Leadership instructor. Jamshid is passionate about leading Afghanistan into an age of prosperity and hope.


TBA Nov 07, 2018
Veterans Day Program
Veterans Day Program
Panel of Rotarians Nov 14, 2018
Rotary Foundation Program
No Meeting Nov 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dr. Shahid Shafi Nov 28, 2018 12:00 PM
The Human Brain and the Impact of Brain Injuries
The Human Brain and the Impact of Brain Injuries

Dr. Shafi is a surgeon, a medical researcher, a community volunteer, and a Councilman in the City of Southlake, TX.

Dr. Shafi trained in surgery, public health, and business management at some of the best institutions in the country including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Southern Methodist University. He was the Director of trauma surgery program at Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he took care of patients with severe injuries due to car crashes and other accidents. He also served as Director of Research at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation where he led research projects related to improving outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries. In the past, he has also served on the Governor of Texas’ Trauma and EMS Advisory Committee (GETAC) that advises the state on statewide trauma and EMS systems. In addition, he served on the North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Committee that coordinates trauma and disaster management through local EMS agencies in the DFW Metropolitan Area. At a national level, Dr. Shafi serves in leadership roles in some of the most prestigious professional societies of surgeons.

Currently, he is in private practice of general surgery in Grapevine. Aside from caring for patients, he is a leading medical researcher with multiple scientific publications and presentations that focus on improving quality of medical care.

Dr. Shafi will talk to us about the human brain and the impact of brain injuries.

Colleyville Heritage High School Jazz Choir Dec 05, 2018 12:00 PM
It's Beginning to Sound Like Christmas!
It's Beginning to Sound Like Christmas!

The Colleyville Heritage Ovation Jazz Choir is an auditioned ensemble of some of the most outstanding musicians in the Colleyville Heritage Panther Choir Program. The group performs a wide range of repertoire including traditional vocal jazz and contemporary a cappella music both on campus and throughout the community. Members of the Ovation Jazz Choir also sing as part of the 68 member Colleyville Heritage Panther Chorale, the premier ensemble of a comprehensive choral program of eight ensembles and approximately 185 students that make up the CHHS Panther Choirs. The Panther Choir seeks to provide a rich music education for students with an emphasis on building strong character through music participation. The students in the Panther Choir represent the diversity of activities offered on our campus through involvement in other fine arts, rigorous academics, athletics, student leadership and service organizations. Under the direction of Thomas Rinn since 2014, the CHHS Panther Choirs have quickly established a reputation for high level choral performance receiving consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards and accolades at festivals across the United States. Students maintain active performance schedules both as ensemble members and as soloists performing in our community, across the state, nation, and on international performance tours.  The Panther Chorale is honored to have been selected as a performing ensemble for both the Texas Music Educator’s Association and the Southwest American Choral Director’s Association conventions in 2018.  

No Meeting Dec 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Annual Christmas Party
Rev Grant Palma Dec 19, 2018 12:00 PM
A Special Christmas Message
A Special Christmas Message
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