Rotary Club of Southlake

Rotary Connects the World

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Southlake

Service Above Self

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Timarron Country Club
1400 Byron Nelson Parkway
Southlake, TX  76092
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What an absolute pleasure it was to have Retired Master Sgt. Jim Rodriguez present his inspirational and grand F.L.A.G. Program to our Rotary Club on August 9, 2019.  Jim demonstrated the magnitude of impact the F.L.A.G. (Fly Low And Gather) program has upon our schools and community.  F.L.A.G. is a non-profit organization founded in the Fall of 2010, dedicated to teaching school children the appropriate etiquette for respecting and handling the U.S. flag. 
 
 
As founder and president of F.L.A.G., Jim’s mission is to “…instill patriotism and pride back into our schools, and to never forget those who fight for our freedom and this nation…” Jim's presentation was unquestionably as inspiring as it was historical.  Jim not only served our country for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, he also has 40 years of combined managerial/supervisory and teaching/training experience. His activities in our community are numerous, including frequent keynote and motivational speaking engagements to such events as the Dallas City Hall’s US Army’s Birthday Celebration, the Denton Civil Air Patrol, and the national organization “Dreamers” in Fort Worth, to name a few.
 
 
Jim was an articulate, vibrant speaker, imparting numerous tidbits of history and patriotism and we hope he will come back and speak to us again!  
 
 
Here is a link to F.L.A.G.’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theflagprogramofficial/, as well as a link to a beautiful YouTube video certain to give you goosebumps: https://youtu.be/mF-76JgPF3o.  F.L.A.G.’s website can be found at https://theflagprogram.org/
#wearerotary #rotaryconnectstheworld #peopleofaction
 
Dagmar Fleming, our Club’s speaker on July 26th, never fails to deliver awesome sales strategies with loads of vibrant entertainment to our Club.  Her fun and informational presentation, “Rock Your Sales - Go from Anxious to Confident!” imparted to our Club’s salespeople/business owners the necessity of transforming your inner mindset and internal beliefs not only in regards to your personal value and limiting money perspectives, but also how to fashion impactful sales.  
 
 
Dagmar successfully conveyed ways in which we can think and act differently when it comes to prospecting client/customers and increasing sales/revenues and to most importantly, experience professional contentment.  Thank you, Dagmar, for your wonderful and fun presentation!  We hope to see you again!
 
 
#wearerotary #rotaryconnectstheworld #peopleofaction
 
Southlake Rotarian President Dana provided her vision for her goals for our club on July 19, 2019 for the new Rotary year. Hearkening back to the wonder in the days of Apollo 11, when astronaut Neil Armstrong stood ready to ‘open the door’ to set his feet upon the moon, Dana expressed the inspiration and imagination roused during this time in our country’s history.  Like Neil Armstrong, who  did not know exactly what was on the other side of the hatch door, but whose vision, inspiration and courage drove him intentionally forward, Dana invited Southlake Rotarians to use their inspiration and vision to facilitate the cause of serving others and putting service above self. 
 
Emphasizing that each member has their own Rotary story, Dana summoned each member to discover what serving others personally means to that Rotarian, and to resolve how they will accomplish those individual goals. Providing a bit of her biographic background, Dana roused our Club to embrace Rotary’s goals and to make those personal aspirations as interpreted by each member, our own.
 
 
Dana communicated her organization of 7 committees and asked each member to participate in at least one or two, as follows:
 
1.         COMMUNITY SERVICE/SERVICE PROJECTS COMMITTEE – Arlin Gold-Stegmair will lead the effort in determining club projects that have broad interest, do the most good, give Rotary good visibility, and that attract new members.
 
2.         FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE – John Pichler, Michelle Davis & Phyllis Catton will co-chair the Fundraising Committee for our service projects which include DPS appreciation Day, Cioppino Night, food drives, winter clothing for the homeless, etc.
 
3.         MEMBERSHIP SERVICE/CLUB CULTURE COMMITTEE – Lisa McBee will lead the effort to implement club cohesiveness, generate a positive public image, through ‘card’ outreach, documenting club & member activities, posting upcoming events/programs & relating highlights of previous meetings/events on website/social media.
 
4.         ROTARY FOUNDATION &PROGRAMS– John Pichler will continue to educate members on the Foundation programs. John will also continue to organize programs/speakers which have broad interest for our Club.
 
5.         ROTARY ORIENTATION/INFO COMMITTEE – Jim Giffin will oversee orientation of new members during their first year, educating them on the privileges of Rotary membership, history of Rotary & activities of Rotary at all levels.
           
6.         INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS – Phyllis Catton will continue as Chair in this area of service, which includes the youth exchange program.
 
7.         YOUTH PROGRAMS – Sean Cerone and Kevin Archer were appointed to continue to oversee this committee which includes  dictionaries distribution to local schools, RYLA participation, etc.
 
Dana provided Sign-Up Sheets at the meeting and invited all members to sign up on as many committees as possible.
 
Dana also provided an overview of this years’ activities, including: DPS Appreciation Day; Keep Southlake Beautiful Quarterly Trash Pick Up; our Dictionary Drive Project; Salvation Army Bell Ringing in December; food/clothing drives; our Christmas Party; and our new Cioppino Night fundraiser festivities; Quarterly Happy Hours; Our Club’s sponsorship of the North Texas Shield Foundation, instituted by Peter Andries, which provides airfare for family members of fallen police and firemen in the area; and our participation in the Keller Club’s Field of Honor by purchasing flags for our Club’s veteran service members (Jack Cutshall, Dave Harrow, Marshall Ryan & Kurt Hall).
 
In her closing remarks, Dana shared some of her own recent health challenges and exhorted our Club to “walk through the door” of the unknown with her, just as Neil Armstrong did when he opened the hatch door to encounter the moon. Southlake Rotarians, let’s open that enigmatic door and reach for the moon this Rotary year!!!!  #wearerotary #rotaryconnectstheworld #peopleofaction
 

Nona Kamada, our Foreign Exchange Student from Tome, Japan spoke to our Club about her experiences in the U.S. 

Rotary’s Foreign Exchange Student program is awesome as students can learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. This program allows them to unlock their true potential to:

·         Develop lifelong leadership skills

·         Learn a new language and culture

·         Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world

·         Become a global citizen

Joining us in wishing Nona the best in all of her future endeavors. #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld.

Two of our new Rotarians presented their Classification talks on June 28th. “Classification” is basically Rotary terminology for your occupation. But in addition to telling us about their careers, members are also encouraged to share with the club a profile of their family, hobbies, highlights from their life history and anything else that helps us find out more about the person they are today.  Today we had the pleasure of hearing from new Rotarians, Lindsay Hubbell and Marjorie Herrera Lewis.
 
Lindsay Hubbell, a Southlake Rotary member since 4/23/19, and an attorney at the Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC, was brought up in a small town in Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations at the University of Texas; and subsequently moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Wesleyan University for her JD program.  Lindsay applies her experiences as an attorney and a community volunteer to design and execute strategies to meet the community building, fundraising and communication goals of the Fort Worth Country Day Alumni Association. Lindsay is a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, formerly serving on the Steering Committee for Christmas in Cowtown.  Lindsay also previously served as a Director on the Board of Texas Center for Arts and Academics; Board Member at Texas Center for Arts and Academics; Chair of the Resource Development Committee at Texas Center for Arts and Academics; Coordinator and Manager of Junior League volunteers for Fort Worth Teen Court; and Member of the Christmas in Cowtown Steering Committee.  The Southlake Rotary Club is grateful to have Lindsay as a member, as she epitomizes ‘service over self.’
 
Marjorie Herrera Lewis, a Southlake Rotary member since 10/12/18, is an accomplished sportswriter and novelist, and recently published her historical novel When the Men Were Gone, set in WWII and chronicling the first female football coach in the state of Texas, Tylene Wilson! Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage under severe oppression. Marjorie generously donated every cent of her per-book royalties (about $1/book) for books sold between January 14-20 to the Rotary Literacy Program, raising $500 for the Rotary Literacy Program. A BIG THANK YOU to Marjorie for her generosity AND for her wonderful book.  You can order the book online here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-men-w…/1127273390… #wearerotary.  Marjorie exemplifies the values of Rotary, including service above self, fellowship, leadership, and the passion for diversity and understanding. She has shared her gift of writing, her thinking, her time, and her awesome talent to our club and in support of our community and world. Marjorie also exemplifies a Member who selflessly DOES for the Club with no intent for accolades or recognition. The Southlake Rotary Club is thankful to have Marjorie as a member, as she also, epitomizes ‘service over self.’
 
Following the classification speeches, the Southlake Rotary Club commenced the ceremonial “Passing of the Gavel,” signaling the transfer of the Club presidency as of July 1st. The presidential gavel was passed from 2018-2019 President, Arlin Gold-Stegmair, to the President Elect, Dana White, who will preside over the 2019-2020 year with the theme of “Rotary Connects the World.”  
 
Outgoing president Arlin Gold-Stegmair, Business Development Officer at Providence Bank, handed over the gavel to Dana White, owner/managing attorney at the Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC. “It has been an honor to serve,” Arlin said, “and if you have the opportunity to serve Rotary as President, I highly recommend it to each of you.”  Dana stated, “As incoming President, I would like to thank and congratulate outgoing President Arlin Gold-Stegmair for her inspirational leadership this past Rotary year.”  Dana then presented Arlin with an appreciation Award for her wonderful service to our Club,  Dana stated, “Thank you, Arlin, for all the great work you accomplished on behalf of our Club this year!"
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sue Brown was also recognized for her awesome service as our Club’s Treasurer for the last three years!  Southlake Rotarian Phyllis Catton presented beautiful flowers to both Sue Brown, for her selfless service as our Club’s treasurer and Arlin Gold-Stegmair, for her wonderful tenure as our Club’s President.   The event was extraordinary and the camaraderie priceless.
 
 
 
 
Dana White has previously served the Club as Secretary. The other members of the Board for the 2019-2020, (with more to be announced at a later date) are as follows: Sue Brown (Secretary), Dan Phillips (Treasurer), Arlin Gold-Stegmair (Sergeant-at-Arms & Immediate Past President). 
 
Committees (with more to be announced following Dana’s vision for Club on July 19th)) are as follows: Club Service – Lisa McBee (Chair); Service Projects – Arlin Gold-Stegmair (Chair); International Service – Phyllis Catton (Chair); The Rotary Foundation & Rotary Programs: John Pichler (Chair).
 
Since June 2005, the Southlake Rotary Club, one of more than 33,000 worldwide clubs included in Rotary International, has been committed to “service beyond self,” and exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s 1.2 million members.  For more information about the Club's community service projects and its events, visit the website at https://content.clubrunner.ca/4263/.
 
Congratulations & thank you, Arlin, for your outstanding leadership and many blessings to Dana on her upcoming year as our Club’s President.! #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
Congratulations to two Southlake Rotarians who were recently honored at a reception hosted by 360 West Magazine and held at the Ashton Hotel in Fort Worth.
 
The 360 West & 76092 magazines recognized Dana White (Southlake Rotary President) and Lisa McBee (Club Service Board Member) as “Top Attorneys” of the greater Tarrant County area as selected from a peer-based poll. Top Attorneys is a nomination-based project wherein the 360 West Magazine asks area attorneys to vote for other attorneys who exemplify excellence in a variety of different specialties.  Cheers & compliments to Dana & Lisa!  
 
 
#wearerotary #rotaryconnectstheworld
 
 

Kyle Dendy’s presentation at our Club on June 21st was inspirational and compelling. Only 19 years old, Kyle displays extraordinary wisdom, insight, great passion & courage.

Kyle shared with us “The Power and Importance of Sharing Your Story,” using motivational poetry and empowering words of wisdom. Kyle is the author of the bestselling book “The Purpose Playbook,” and has reached tens of millions with his videos on social media and thousands more on his nationwide speaking tours and television appearances in which he empowers individuals of all ages and backgrounds to find and follow their purpose.

As the author of two books, the newest of which is Godspeed, Kyle presently leads Kyle Dendy Ministries and The Power of Purpose which exist to lead individuals of all ages and backgrounds to their purpose and Creator. As one who has made numerous television and media appearances, Kyle’s inspirational message and positive influence continues to spread. Kyle’s website can be found at: http://www.kyledendy.com/#wearerotary#peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld

 

 
Under the auspices of the 2019-20 Rotary International’s presidential theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” the Southlake Rotary Club initiated selection and recognition each quarter our of our "Rotarian of the Quarter" Club Advocate. With the theme of ‘connection’ to our communities and helping those in need” at the heart of each Rotarian’s service commitment, the Board of the Southlake Rotary has chosen Lisa McBee, inducted into our Club on January 16, 2018, as our third quarter “Rotarian of the Quarter.”
 
 
Lisa McBee, a Southlake attorney, not only exemplifies the values of Rotary in her work specializing in immigration law but in her role as a member of Rotary International. As a member of the Southlake Rotary Club, Lisa has volunteered her time and resources through her participation in our Club’s service projects, including:
 
  • DPS (Department of Public Safety) Appreciation Day/Officer of the Year Award;
  • Scholarships for the children of Southlake DPS police officers and firefighters;
  • Quarterly Trash Pick Up for the City of Southlake’s ‘Adopt a Street Program’;
  • GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive & GRACE Pantry food drives;
  • Providing resources & support to the Community Storehouse & Metroport Meals on Wheels;
  • Delivering winter garments to area Homeless Shelters; and
  • Sponsorship of a Rotary International foreign exchange student;  and
  • Sponsorship of a dental clinic in Costa Rica
While Lisa has volunteered for these worthy causes and for many more, she is being recognized as our Club’s “Rotarian of the Quarter” for the personal touch she brings to Rotary. A birthday or an anniversary will never go unrecognized by Lisa, who sends out handwritten cards to every Southlake Rotary member to commemorate the milestone events.“I like to show my appreciation,” Lisa said. “It’s also a reflection of my love of language.”
 
She also sends out handwritten thank-you notes to guest speakers. Acknowledging that the handwritten notes is, unfortunately, a dying art, Lisa prefers to keep that personal form of communication alive. In addition, however, Lisa also utilizes her 21st century communication skills by updating the Southlake chapter's website.“I like showcasing people who are important to the club,” she said. 
 
It is not only within Rotary that Lisa exemplifies the values of Rotary, including service above self, fellowship, leadership, and passion for diversity and understanding. She lives these values in her professional life as an attorney with a primary focus on employment-based immigration law, with an emphasis on H-1B non-immigrant visas. Lisa enjoys the opportunity to work with diverse clients throughout the world and collaborating with human resources personnel to develop innovative immigration solutions for meeting emerging hiring needs.
 
Lisa has been an attorney for 13 years, most recently with the Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC. Lisa joined her sister, fellow Southlake Rotarian Dana, in Dana’s Southlake office when Lisa moved back to Texas after several decades in Kansas and Missouri.  A native of Texas, Lisa was born in Azle and raised in Corpus Christi. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and became a member of Rotary shortly after moving to Southlake in December 2017.
 
Reflecting on Rotary’s big picture, Lisa said she appreciates the work Rotary does for the world. “I enjoy doing it while working with like-minded people,” she said. As for the smaller scale, what Lisa also enjoys about Rotary is, “Coming together for our group lunches, the camaraderie and for the people who can be so funny.”
 
Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her recognition as our “Rotarian of the Quarter” for the 3rd Quarter of 2019! #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
 
Sgt. Grant Williams of the Irving, Texas Police Department’s Bomb Squad, enlightened the Southlake Rotary Club about the perils involved with detecting IEDs, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics and ammunition on June 7, 2019.  Sgt. Williams brought with him the Bomb Squad’s bomb robot, which was VERY COOL – as well as a VERY heavy bomb suit (perhaps 80-100 lbs.?). A bomb suit, also known as a blast suit, is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce.  The bomb suit was fun to look at and touch --- yet entirely sobering when you consider that an actual living person must put himself/herself within the confines of this undoubtedly oppressive and scorching ensemble while trying to disarm an explosive!  As an officer of the Bomb Squad, we want to thank Sgt. Williams for his wonderful and informative presentation, as well as applaud him for keeping our community/world safe. He and his colleagues put their very lives at risk for public safety --- so give a big THANK YOU to first responders and others serving and sacrificing for our country today!   #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld.
 
 
The Southlake Rotary Club inducted nine NEW members on May 3, 2019, demonstrating our Club’s vibrancy and strength!!!  Pictured (left to right) are Rotarians Dan Phillips (transfer), Jon Glover (new member), Paul Socket (new member), Deputy Fire Chief of Southlake, Kurt Hall (transfer), Joe Mattioli (transfer), Phyllis Catton (Board Member, International), Dave Harrow (new member), Lisa Harrow (new member), Lindsay Hubbell (new member, Jack Cutshall (new member, Todd Martin(new member) & Southlake Rotary President Arlin Gold-Stegmair.  Classification speeches will be delivered by our new members on July 5, 2019.  We look forward to hearing from each of our awesome new members!!!! #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
 
The vibrant and entertaining Dagmar Fleming spoke at the Southlake Rotary Club this past Friday and shared her expertise with us on “Three Mistakes that Cost Entrepreneurs a Bigger Income.”  For those entrepreneurs needing more sales, struggling with inconsistent revenue, fighting too hard to get new customers, and believing they are not making the money they want, Dagmar demonstrated how to beat three potential success saboteurs that keep us stuck below our revenue potential. We all left feeling fired-up, focused, and equipped with:
 
  • Easy strategies necessary to rocket our businesses forward and achieve levels never hit before.
  • The #1 most overlooked TOOL FOR SUCCESS (Every accomplished leader uses this one)
  • The ability to identify and dissolve (once and for all) limiting MONEY BELIEFS and deep emotional reasons we may not know we even have that BLOCK our success.
Many of us left this meeting feeling ready to create a new powerful money mindset that will change our business and lives.  A big thank you to Dagmar Fleming for her wonderful presentation!!!  Here is a link to Dagmar’s website: https://www.dagmarfleming.com/.  #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
 
 
 
Dear Community Partner,
 
The Rotary Club of Southlake is hosting our Inaugural  Cioppino Night Fundraiser  on June 13th .  This event supports the charitable contributions of the Southlake Rotary Club, enabling the Southlake Rotary Club to provide much needed service projects and supply aid to our local and global communities.
 
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, June 13th, 6:00-10:00 p.m  at Paradise Cove, Southlake. This is our 1st Annual Celebration, with residents of Southlake, Grapevine and surrounding areas.
 
Proceeds from this event will fund our charitable projects, including Southlake DPS Appreciation Day, Southlake Rotary Club Scholarships for DPS Officer’s college bound children and our Literacy Initiative for Grapevine and Southlake students. Your generosity will in turn support global aid to Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus:  
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
This is just a handful of the causes you will be supporting with your sponsorship. You will also be included in all signage for event, social media coverage, and web content. We LOVE to brag on our partners and supporters! 
If you are interested in becoming a part of this tradition, please fill out the enclosed
Sponsorship Confirmation and return it to the Southlake Rotary Club, P.O. Box 92103, Southlake, TX 76092. If you would like additional details about this year’s event, or the Rotary Club of Southlake, please contact Arlin Gold at 858.525.5221. Thank you immensely for
your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
 
Yours in service,
Arlin Gold
President, Southlake Rotary Club
 
Please check the level you would like to graciously contribute:
c   Clam Shell – Silverware Sponsor -$100
c   Crab Catcher – Linen Sponsor-$200
c   Jumbo Shrimp-Décor Sponsor- $300
c   Shooting Fish in a Barrel - $350
c   Drunken Dolphin - $500
c   Tipsy Mermaid- $500
c   Deadliest Catch -$500
Sponsorship Confirmation is due to the Rotary Club of Southlake by Thursday, May 30th in order for recognition to appear in publicity materials.
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Southlake Rotary Club is a not-for-profit organization, and your contribution is greatly appreciated. The Internal Revenue Service code requires us to acknowledge your contributions in writing and to state that we provided no goods or services in consideration for your gift. Therefore, the full amount of your donation is a tax-deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. Please keep the receipt we send you with your tax records. Your charitable deduction may be disallowed if you are unable to provide this acknowledgement to the Internal Revenue Service upon request.
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Please complete and return with payment made out to Southlake Rotary Club, P.O. Box 92103 Southlake, TX 76092
For credit card payments:
Please contact Sue Brown via email @Southlakerotarytreas@gmail.com
 
Tracy Herbert came to speak to our Club last Friday imparting her inspirational subject,  “Achieving Audacious Goals While Overcoming Setback.”  She opened up her speech with a beautiful and moving video depicting her celebrated and renowned bike ride across our nation --Tracy rode her bicycle 3,527 miles from Golden Gate Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge to provide hope and spread awareness about diabetes, a disease she herself has battled since childhood.  The video depicted the exciting conclusion of her bike ride, which was filmed on the Dr. Oz Show. 
 
Tracy provided our club with a wonderful example of bravery, diligence and fearlessness. Tracy courageously rode her bike across the country alone, BY HERSELF, without any following pacers, trekking through oftentimes dangerous and daunting countrysides.  She only had her cell phone for navigation and communication with her husband, which often had no service!!! 
 
Southlake Rotarians had an opportunity to purchase her bestselling books, “Diabetes Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons From 40 Years of Beating the Odds,” and “Ride for Hope: One Woman's Solo 3,527 Mile Bicycle Ride that inspired the Nation.”  To learn more about Tracy go to her website at: https://tracyherbert.com. wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
Southlake Rotary Club’s announces Marjorie Herrera Lewis as it’s "Rotarian of the Quarter" -- 1st Quarter of 2019
 
 
 
Under the auspices of the 2019-20 Rotary International’s presidential theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” the Southlake Rotary Club began a program to recognize each quarter a "Southlake Rotarian of the Quarter," one who best exemplifies the "Rotary Connects the World" theme. With the theme of ‘connection’ to our communities and helping those in need at the heart of each Rotarian’s commitment, the Board of the Southlake Rotary choose Marjorie Herrera Lewis, inducted into our Club on December 7, 2018, as our first quarter “Southlake Rotarian of the Quarter.” 
 
Marjorie Herrera Lewis, an accomplished sports writer and novelist, recently published her historical novel When the Men Were Gone, set in WWII and chronicling the first female football coach in the state of Texas, Tylene Wilson! Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage under severe oppression. Marjorie generously donated every cent of her per-book royalties (about $1/book) for books sold between January 14-20 to the Rotary Literacy Program, raising $500 for the Rotary Literacy Program. A BIG THANK YOU to Marjorie for her generosity AND for her wonderful book.  You can order the book online here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-men-w…/1127273390… #wearerotary.
 
Marjorie exemplifies the values of Rotary, including service above self, fellowship, leadership, and the passion for diversity and understanding. She has shared her gift of writing, her thinking, her time, and her awesome talent to our club and in support of our community and world. Marjorie also exemplifies a Member who selflessly DOES for the Club with no intent for accolades or recognition.
 
Marjorie has a lifelong passion for sports.  She wrote for many newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Dallas Morning News.  She even becoming a beat writer for the Dallas Cowboys at age 29.  Throughout her career, Marjorie covered college and professional sports, including the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, as well as tennis and golf.  She also covered the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and several college bowl games. While writing When the Men Were Gone, Marjorie even tried her hand at coaching football and was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff!!!! She presently teaches media ethics as a university professor at the University of North Texas.
 
Marjorie has received numerous reviews lauding her book including in Sports Illustrated and the D Magazine. There is already a contract for the movie rights!!!! We give a big SHOUT OUT to Marge and her well-deserved success in this endeavor!!!  Please join us in congratulating Marjorie on her recognition as our “Rotarian Connects the World” Advocate for the 2nd Quarter of 2019.
 
We have an update from our Global Scholar, Danny Vegel.  Danny graduated from Carroll High School in Southlake and subsequently graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2017.  His mother, father and older brother are also US Naval Academy graduates  Here is the latest from Danny:
 

I just wanted to update you on the past two weeks. I had a great time attending the Rotary District Conference the previous weekend! District 1130 brought in some great speakers and chose a great location by the ocean. I had fantastic time meeting all the Rotarians based in London and interacting with the other Rotary Scholars at the conference. Unfortunately I did not meet anyone from the Hammersmith Club. Nevertheless, I was able to secure a chance to present to the Enfield Rotary Club in November! I have also enjoyed the chance to meet Rotarians at my host club. Stella Russell took great care of us at the conference. Last night, I also had a great time grabbing dinner with my councilor Anil Dhiri. Overall, it's been a great two weeks of Rotary events and meetings! On a separate topic, would it be possible to visit the Southlake Rotary Club during Christmas break? I plan to be home from December 17th to 28th. I would love to come visit on the 21st or 28th if there are meetings!

Very respectfully,

Danny Vegel

 
Please come to our meeting today at noon to hear from Danny Vegel, Rotary Global Scholar, who has spent the past year studying in Beijing, China. This fine young man will be telling us all about his incredible adventure and giving us a firsthand glimpse at one way that Rotary—and our club in particular—is promoting greater cross-cultural understanding. 
 
OUR NEW VISION STATEMENT: Why Should You Care?
 

By Stephanie A. Urchick, chair of Rotary’s Strategic Planning Committee

We are now more than a year into the process of revisiting Rotary’s strategic plan, a process that will allow us to examine our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in order to move the organization in a direction that will allow Rotary to thrive in the years ahead. Our new vision statement is the first lap in that three-year journey.

You may have seen the vision statement and wondered what its relevance is to you. If Rotary were a ship approaching land, our new vision statement would be the lighthouse that keeps us from running aground. Our vision statement explains what we want to achieve, in the same way that our mission statement explains our focus, and our strategic plan represents how we are going to get there.

Strategic planning is a process, not an event. And it is certainly not limited to activity conducted in the board room. Almost 30,000 Rotarians, Rotaractors, and alumni participated in the 2017 triennial strategic planning survey sent out last January. Our strategy office and our consultant partner, Grant Thornton, then conducted countless focus groups, in-depth interviews, and discussions with Rotarians, non-Rotarians, Rotary leaders, alumni, Rotaractors, and others to gather more insight. Over the course of all these sessions, more than one million individuals had an opportunity to provide input.

Out of these focus groups, different elements emerged that were then tested around the world to be sure they were culturally appropriate to both a Rotarian and non-Rotarian audience. These elements became our 24-word vision statement.

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

President-elect Barry Rassin did a masterful job of unpacking the vision statement to incoming district governors and other leaders at the 2018 International Assembly in January. More and more leaders and members are having a chance to see and hear the vision statement and think about how these words reflect the impact we wish to have on the world.

Entering the second year of the process, we will begin to test “priority concepts” that will move Rotary toward our vision statement. These concepts are being tested in every part of the world through additional focus groups, to ensure these concepts resonate in all geographies, all languages, and all cultures. In the third year, the rubber will hit the road. Strategies and tactics will be created and approved, and districts and clubs will be asked to try them and give us feedback.

Why is all this important? Let’s look at Amazon, a great example of the power of strategic planning. Amazon was the very first company to endorse free shipping. Amazon, researchers have noted, rose to power not by inventing a new product or service, but by analyzing the entire industry and making multiple moves into the future, much like a chess game.

Our three year-process allows for many checkpoints along the way to determine if we are still on the right track, if external or internal aspects have changed, and if a response to these changes requires altering our trajectory. When the strategic plan finally rolls out two years from now, there will be more than one million people who — because they had input — can say, “I helped shape that plan.”

What would we like you to do? Share the vision statement with your fellow club members. Think about what it means to your club. And look for opportunities to give your input into our strategic planning process. Help us chart a course for taking action to create lasting change.

 
Awesome Southlake Rotarians at the August 9th Happy Hour at Coal Vines. A very big thank you to Brad Cavnar on taking care of the first round. <3
#wearerotary. Seeking professional guidance and assistance with our club’s goals, organization and activities can be a FUN event, as our Southlake Rotary Club recently discovered. A big THANK YOU to Rotarian Gene Davenport and his awesome team, who helps small clubs like ours develop their strategic planning programs. We are looking forward to presenting a summary of our findings to our club very soon....
Arlin Gold-Stegmair was inducted as President of the Southlake Rotary Club. Service Above Self. #Wearerotary

Everything is going great here in Beijing! I have one more month of class to go and then I have my thesis defense. I should be all finished up with this part of the program by early July! With the end of the semester in sight, it's hard to believe how quickly time has flown by. At this point, I'm comfortably settled into life in Beijing.

 

It's been a great experience making friends with people from all over the world. I've particularly enjoyed getting to know some of the Chinese students better this semester and getting the chance to be more involved with everything that is happening in Beijing. I was able to organize a clothing drive among international students earlier in the year to donate to a local charity. We were able to muster a few bags worth of winter clothes. Hopefully we can organize another one this summer as people are moving out.

 

I've also really enjoyed my classes so far this semester. I am currently taking courses on China and the Global Economy, China's Foreign Policy, East Asia and International Relations, and a Mandarin Chinese course. Given the US-China relationship right now, it is a very fascinating time to be in China and hearing Chinese opinions on everything going on. 

 

In addition, I've was able to get in contact with the London Rotary Club and joined in on one of their meetings in March! It was very cool to join a video chat with so many people from all over the world. I am excited to have been scheduled in for a presentation to them on June 21st! 

 

Please extend my thanks and greetings to everyone at the Southlake Rotary Club! This has been an amazing experience so far and I look forward to seeing everyone again in person when I get back home to Texas. 

 

Sichuan, China

 

On April 13th, we welcomed our newest member, Sarah Meier, to Rotary. Sarah is a Fine Wine Specialist with Republic National Distributing Company, calling on several restaurants and retailers in the Southlake and Mid-Cities area. Sarah and her husband live in Northeast Keller and enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their two pups. She joined Rotary to build stronger ties to her community and practice Rotary’s values daily, putting Service above Self.

 

 

Russell Maryland (3x Super Bowl winner with our Dallas Cowboys – among many other accolades) regaled our club with humorous and encouraging stories from his football life, stories whose lessons transcend football. Thanks again, Russell. How ‘bout that Cowboy!

 

We distributed more than 1,000 dictionaries in 9 elementary schools this year. It was hard to tell who had more fun – the students or the Rotarians.

Thanks to our many generous sponsors and volunteers, Rotary’s 13th Annual DPS Appreciation Event was a huge success. Saturday October 30th, in Southlake Town Square, hundreds of people had fun, while honoring our public servants in the Department of Public Safety.  We joined forces with the City of Southlake to present the DPS Appreciation event in conjunction with National Night Out and Fire Prevention Safety at Southlake Town Square.  

 

 

We awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four children of DPS employees (for a total of $59,000 over last 11 years). Southlake Firefighter/Paramedic, Jay Nunnally, was recognized as the Officer of the Year and received a gift basket filled with gifts and certificates donated by numerous local merchants. More than 400 people ate free burgers, BBQ, hot dogs, and sandwiches. In addition, there were various family-friendly activities, including a balloon artist, face painter, petting zoo, police and fire vehicles and personnel, as well as safety give-aways. 

 

Thank you to everyone who made the Blood Drive a success. Carter Blood Care collected 14 units (which can be used to help save 42 lives) and arranged for more donations.

 

 

 

 

Please join us in thanking our sponsors, including:

Southlake Firefighter/Paramedic, Jay Nunnally, has been selected to receive the DPS officer of the year award. He was selected based on his continued efforts in teaching and mentoring new fire department personnel. Mr. Nunnally is one of Southlake’s EMS Field Training Officers, whose primary task is providing emergency medical education to new fire department members and current employees.
 
 

Danny Vegel (SL Rotary Sponsored Global Scholar) reported on his recent visit to the Beijing Rotary club, emailing that “It was great to meet people from all over the world with a desire to serve others.” Vegal has been busy with orientation and his classes, which recently began.

 

Beijing Rotary Club president, Russell Brown OBE and Southlake Rotary Global Scholar, Danny Vegel, exchange rotary banners.

 

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.

Last week we bid adieu to Elena Morata, our exchange student, before she returned to her home in Spain.  This week we will welcome back Rod Hall’s daughter, Emily, who very recently completed a ten-month immersion in Sardinia, Italy.

 

Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families. Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.

For more information, visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges
 
 
Changing of the guard: Out-going President Marshall Ryan hands the gavel to Brandon Fincher.
 
 
Board members John Pichler, Sue Brown, and Arlin Gold.
 
Thank you all for your service to our club!
 

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient Danny Vegel at his graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis on May 26, 2017.

 

 

The Blue Angels flyover started off the program. Thank you, Danny and classmates, for your service to our country.

We are excited to announce that we inducted seven new members on March 17th: Brad Cavnar (insurance), Chris Monroe (insurance), Dana White (lawyer),  Kristina Guzman (residential real estate), Russell Wilkens (realtor), Scott Wicke (financial advisor), and Tonya Cybuski (insurance). 
 
Jim Giffin (Secretary), Brandon Fincher (President Elect), Scott Wicke, Russell Wilkens, Tonya Cybuski, Dana White, and Sue Brown (Treasurer)
 
Welcome all!

We are proud to announce that at the District Conference (May 13), our club was recognized as the Rotary Club of the Year for small clubs.

 

 

There are about 25 clubs in the district that qualify as small clubs. Southlake Rotary was recognized and awarded in almost every category:

 

Vocational Service Award – 1st Place

Foundation Award – 1st Place

Public Image Award – 1st Place

International Service Award – 1st Place

Youth Service Award – 2nd Place

Membership Award – 2nd Place

Club Service Award – 2nd Place

 

Although we don't do it for awards, it’s nice to be recognized by our peers and fellow Rotarians for our achievements. Thanks to the team efforts of our growing membership and others the community, we have been able to accomplish a lot for a small club. With your help, we look forward to accomplishing more in the years to come.

We’re so close to ending polio. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year, we only saw wild polio cases in three countries. For more on polio and Rotary’s efforts to end polio click here or visit www.endpolio.org.

At our February 10, 2017 meeting, we heard 5 excellent speeches from Southlake high school students who competed in the club level of the 4-Way Test speech contest. Many thanks to these students and their Speech-Debate teacher, David Brown. 

Southlake Rotary and the City of Southlake joined efforts in presenting a successful DPS Appreciation event in conjunction with National Night Out and Fire Prevention Safety this fall.  The evening was filled with food, entertainment, children activities, tours of DPS vehicles, balloon artist, superheroes and more!  

 
The Southlake Rotary Club hosted 3 Rotarians, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Nobuhiro Onodera and Aikihiro Oikawa, from the Sanuma Rotary Club of Tome, Japan May 12-15.  Tome, Japan is also the City of Southlake's Sister City.  Southlake Rotarians hosted a welcome reception at The Marq in Southlake in their honor.  
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Southlake Rotary Club's Board Meeting
District Gov. Peter Scott will be here!!!
Sept. 13, 2019
11:00 am
Timarron Country Club
 
Southlake Rotary Club's Happy Hour
TruFire 
September 19, 2019  
5:00-8:00 pm
 
Keep Southlake Beautiful Trash Pick-Up
TBA
Silicon Drive --- Meet at Dragon Stadium
 
 

Southlake's Rotarian of the Quarter

Under the auspices of the 2019-20 Rotary International’s presidential theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” the Southlake Rotary Club initiated selection and recognition each quarter our of our "Rotarian of the Quarter" Club Advocate. With the theme of ‘connection’ to our communities and helping those in need” at the heart of each Rotarian’s service commitment, the Board of the Southlake Rotary has chosen Lisa McBee, inducted into our Club on January 16, 2018, as our third quarter “Rotarian of the Quarter.”
 
 
Lisa McBee, a Southlake attorney, not only exemplifies the values of Rotary in her work specializing in immigration law but in her role as a member of Rotary International. As a member of the Southlake Rotary Club, Lisa has volunteered her time and resources through her participation in our Club’s service projects, including:
 
  • DPS (Department of Public Safety) Appreciation Day/Officer of the Year Award;
  • Scholarships for the children of Southlake DPS police officers and firefighters;
  • Quarterly Trash Pick Up for the City of Southlake’s ‘Adopt a Street Program’;
  • GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive & GRACE Pantry food drives;
  • Providing resources & support to the Community Storehouse & Metroport Meals on Wheels;
  • Delivering winter garments to area Homeless Shelters; and
  • Sponsorship of a Rotary International foreign exchange student;  and
  • Sponsorship of a dental clinic in Costa Rica
While Lisa has volunteered for these worthy causes and for many more, she is being recognized as our Club’s “Rotarian of the Quarter” for the personal touch she brings to Rotary. A birthday or an anniversary will never go unrecognized by Lisa, who sends out handwritten cards to every Southlake Rotary member to commemorate the milestone events.“I like to show my appreciation,” Lisa said. “It’s also a reflection of my love of language.”
 
She also sends out handwritten thank-you notes to guest speakers. Acknowledging that the handwritten notes is, unfortunately, a dying art, Lisa prefers to keep that personal form of communication alive. In addition, however, Lisa also utilizes her 21st century communication skills by updating the Southlake chapter's website.“I like showcasing people who are important to the club,” she said. 
 
It is not only within Rotary that Lisa exemplifies the values of Rotary, including service above self, fellowship, leadership, and passion for diversity and understanding. She lives these values in her professional life as an attorney with a primary focus on employment-based immigration law, with an emphasis on H-1B non-immigrant visas. Lisa enjoys the opportunity to work with diverse clients throughout the world and collaborating with human resources personnel to develop innovative immigration solutions for meeting emerging hiring needs.
 
Lisa has been an attorney for 13 years, most recently with the Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC. Lisa joined her sister, fellow Southlake Rotarian Dana, in Dana’s Southlake office when Lisa moved back to Texas after several decades in Kansas and Missouri.  A native of Texas, Lisa was born in Azle and raised in Corpus Christi. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and became a member of Rotary shortly after moving to Southlake in December 2017.
 
Reflecting on Rotary’s big picture, Lisa said she appreciates the work Rotary does for the world. “I enjoy doing it while working with like-minded people,” she said. As for the smaller scale, what Lisa also enjoys about Rotary is, “Coming together for our group lunches, the camaraderie and for the people who can be so funny.”
 
Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her recognition as our “Rotarian of the Quarter” for the 3rd Quarter of 2019! #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
Southlake Rotary Club’s announces Marjorie Herrera Lewis as it’s "Rotarian of the Quarter" -- 1st Quarter of 2019
 
 
 
Under the auspices of the 2019-20 Rotary International’s presidential theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” the Southlake Rotary Club began a program to recognize each quarter a "Southlake Rotarian of the Quarter," one who best exemplifies the "Rotary Connects the World" theme. With the theme of ‘connection’ to our communities and helping those in need at the heart of each Rotarian’s commitment, the Board of the Southlake Rotary choose Marjorie Herrera Lewis, inducted into our Club on December 7, 2018, as our first quarter “Southlake Rotarian of the Quarter.” 
 
Marjorie Herrera Lewis, an accomplished sports writer and novelist, recently published her historical novel When the Men Were Gone, set in WWII and chronicling the first female football coach in the state of Texas, Tylene Wilson! Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage under severe oppression. Marjorie generously donated every cent of her per-book royalties (about $1/book) for books sold between January 14-20 to the Rotary Literacy Program, raising $500 for the Rotary Literacy Program. A BIG THANK YOU to Marjorie for her generosity AND for her wonderful book.  You can order the book online here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-men-w…/1127273390… #wearerotary.
 
Marjorie exemplifies the values of Rotary, including service above self, fellowship, leadership, and the passion for diversity and understanding. She has shared her gift of writing, her thinking, her time, and her awesome talent to our club and in support of our community and world. Marjorie also exemplifies a Member who selflessly DOES for the Club with no intent for accolades or recognition.
 
Marjorie has a lifelong passion for sports.  She wrote for many newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Dallas Morning News.  She even becoming a beat writer for the Dallas Cowboys at age 29.  Throughout her career, Marjorie covered college and professional sports, including the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, as well as tennis and golf.  She also covered the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and several college bowl games. While writing When the Men Were Gone, Marjorie even tried her hand at coaching football and was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff!!!! She presently teaches media ethics as a university professor at the University of North Texas.
 
Marjorie has received numerous reviews lauding her book including in Sports Illustrated and the D Magazine. There is already a contract for the movie rights!!!! We give a big SHOUT OUT to Marge and her well-deserved success in this endeavor!!!  Please join us in congratulating Marjorie on her recognition as our “Rotarian Connects the World” Advocate for the 2nd Quarter of 2019.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Southlake Rotary wins 6 awards at the  2018 District Conference (Small Club category):

1st place International Service

2nd Membership

2nd Club Service

2nd Community Service

3rd Foundation Score

3rd Vocational Service

 

Community Service Projects

Keep Southlake Beautiful Trash Pick-Up
DPS Appreciation Day
Student Scholarships
Salvation Army
Community Store House
Meals on Wheels
Blood Drive
Wine Discovery Fund Raiser
International Exchange Student
Toasty Toes (socks for the homeless/destitute)
 

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Board Members
President
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Service Projects
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Club Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 

Links

Southlake Rotary Club Facebook Page
Southlake Rotary Twitter Page
 
 

Speakers

Past Speakers
MaryLee Alford
Aug 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Hands Across the Sea
Retired Master Sgt. Jim Rodriguez
Aug 09, 2019 12:00 PM
The F.L.A.G Program
Lori Cerami
Aug 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Swim For Elise, A Positive Wave of Change
Dagmar Fleming
Jul 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Rock Your Sales - Go from Anxious to Confident!
Dana L. White
Jul 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Incoming Southlake Rotary's President, New Rotary Year Rollout
 

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Kurt Hall
    August 31
  • Marshall Ryan
    September 1
  • Brandon Fincher
    September 29
Anniversaries:
  • Dana White
    David White
    August 4
  • Todd Martin
    Martika Martin
    August 13
  • Jim Giffin
    Pam Giffin
    September 18
  • Sarah Meier
    Pierce Meier
    September 20
Join Date:
  • Fred Miller
    August 10, 2009
    10 years
  • Sue Brown
    September 25, 2015
    4 years