Posted by Karen Maines
Longview Greggton Rotary Club members were on their best behavior when District Governor Jim Finstrom and his lovely wife Tricia visited last Friday.  DG Finstrom challenged us to stretch outside our comfort zones and embrace the changes needed to grow our Rotary clubs and diversify our membership. Judging from the number of new and younger members to our club, the desire to serve is alive and well, and we need to continue to spread the word about Rotary’s role in the world. Be ready to invite someone to lunch to hear about the best service organization in the world
 
Congratulations to 2018-19 President Scott Brunner --- DG Finstrom recognized Scott's success in achieving the Rotary Citation for his year as President!
 
Last Saturday, several club members showed up, along with Pine Tree Interact Club members, to clear trash from Fairmont from Loop 281 to Bill Owens Parkway. What a wonderful group of young people! They are service-minded and eager to learn more about this “Rotary” that they keep hearing about. Tim Lewis and Sarah Fox will be providing more opportunities for collaboration with Interact, and we hope even more club members will join in. Thanks to all who participated, and thanks to Tim for the donuts and coffee!
 
Donna Koerner presented $3,500.00 to the Texas Oncology Foundation last Saturday, as well, representing the hard work done during our 2019 PRCA Rodeo and Chick N Chaps.  This money goes to fill the homefront financial gaps for cancer warriors during their treatment and recovery.
 
This week, Randy Harris has asked Donna Pruitt, Pine Tree Volunteer Coordinator, to speak to us. Donna is a workhorse and a wonderful, sweet person, and does amazing things for Pine Tree ISD. I urge everyone to come this Friday. There may be a few surprises in store!
 
See everyone this Friday!
Karen Maines
 
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” anon