Grapevine Rotary Honors Our Veterans 2018-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 

Grapevine Rotary Club sponsored and participated in DogFest DFW's 2018 Walk 'n Roll benefitting Canine Companions for Independence, Saturday, Sept. 29th. Despite the rainy weather, friends, family and dogs joined in a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, food, games, and more! DogFest DFW celebrates the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to breed, raise, train, and place assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans free of charge. These highly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do, including opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more. CCI’s DogFest DFW organized teams to raise funds for the organization, with the goal of offsetting costs associated with the care and training of the dogs, as well as fully funding the training and placement of a few dogs for qualified candidates.

 

2018’s 4th Annual Dogfest DFW was a huge success! This year’s event raised nearly $60,000, exceeding CCI’s fundraising goal of $50,000! Rhett Gum (Community Service) presented Lacey Wicks of CCI with a check for $2500 at the September 5th club meeting. He and Juli Bledsoe also recruited a host of club volunteers to roll up their sleeves to support CCI’s work. Jennifer Brecht, Angela McHugh, and Deb Hinton, along with several family members joined Rhett and Juli for Saturday’s fun. These slides will make you wag your tail and treasure your own furry friends -- enjoy!

Grapevine Rotary Club Supports Canine Companions for Independence at DogFest DFW 2018 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

A Video Montage of Beer King Bill Walsh’s Loyal Subjects
Many thanks to all the volunteers who answered Bill Walsh’s call to man the Grapevine Rotary Beer & Wine Booth at this year’s Grapefest, September 14-16. This show’s for you!

Stars of Grapefest 2018 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
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 #033317.

Blood Drive 2017-11-30 06:00:00Z 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!!!
 
RaDonna
 
 
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!
 
 
2017 - Golf for Grads 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
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