Rotary Club of Southlake

Tracy Herbert “Achieving Audacious Goals While Overcoming Setbacks.”  Lisa McBee 2019-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
Jerah Hutchins, “The 2nd Amendment &  Texas Gun Experience”  Lisa McBee 2019-04-14 05:00:00Z 0
“What Rotary’s 4-Way Test Means to Me” Speeches by area high school students from Westlake Academy and Carroll Sr. High Lisa McBee 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Jim Giffin - “Something a little different and it will be fun” Lisa McBee 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
An Update from Danny Vegel, Southlake Rotary Club's Global Scholar Lisa McBee 2019-04-07 05:00:00Z 0 #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld
Timmy Newsome-Former Dallas Cowboy/Owner of Newtec Technology Lisa McBee 2019-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Timmy Newsome-Former Dallas Cowboy/Owner of NewtecFootball/Technology Lisa McBee 2019-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Drive Lisa McBee 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Steve Longo: "What Every Parent of a College Student Should Know" Lisa McBee 2019-03-23 05:00:00Z 0 #peopleofaction,#rotaryconnectstheworld,#wearerotary
Steve Longo: “What Every Parent of a College Student Should Know.” 2019-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
More fun with Richard "Hoggy" Price, V.P. of Business Operations for the Texas Rangers  Lisa McBee 2019-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary Club Has a Blast with Speaker Richard “Hoggy” Price  Lisa McBee 2019-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary Club's Membership Drive -- YOUR Invitation Lisa McBee 2019-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lisa McBee on Mar 15, 2019
Southlake Rotary Club’s announces Marjorie Herrera Lewis as it’s "Rotarian of the Quarter" -- 2nd 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 second 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:…/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.
Southlake Rotary Club's Rotarian of the Quarter Lisa McBee 2019-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Richard “Hoggy” Price to Speak at the Next Southlake Rotary Club Meeting  Lisa McBee 2019-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotarians Work to Keep Southlake Beautiful!!! Lisa McBee 2019-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rebekah Mitchell, founder of M.E.N.D.  Lisa McBee 2019-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rebekah Mitchell, founder of M.E.N.D Lisa McBee 2019-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Incumbent President, Dana White, to attend PETS Conference 2019-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
4 Way Speech Contest Lisa McBee 2019-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
How a Female Sportswriter Went From Covering to Coaching Football 2019-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Arctic Blast… A “Toasty Toes Campaign” Update  Lisa McBee 2019-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Max Schwartzstein: Trends in the Real Estate Markets 2019-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Lyndy Phillips - An Entertaining Blast of Laughs and Fellowship 2019-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Lyndy Phillips: "Laugh More, Stress Less" 2019-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Dr. Steven Sanders, M.D. "Conquering Your Joint Pain" 2019-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Dr. Steven Sanders: "Conquering Your Joint Pain" 2019-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Marjorie Herrera Lewis Donates $500 to the Rotary Literacy Program 2019-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Bruce Dale: "My Experience as a Budding Author 2019-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Tonja Wells - "What Your Body is Telling You" 2019-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Tonja Wells: Natural Nutrition & Treatments 2019-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Zach Rohring, Development Manager for Lifetime Fitness 2019-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Lisa Rose of the Gatehouse Grapevine 2019-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotarian Marge Lewis' Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble 2019-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
DPS Scholarship Recipients & Speaker Tracy Southers-Parker 2019-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Tracy Souther Program at the Southlake Rotary Club 2019-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
DPS Appreciation Day contributors presented plaques for their generous donations 2018-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Stephanie Melchert of the Victory Therapy Center 2018-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Holiday Party Hosted by the Pichler's 2018-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotarians Ring the Bells for Salvation Army 2018-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary Club Inducts Two New Members 2018-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Speaker Robert Blake - The Dark Web 2018-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Author Marjorie Herrera Lewis Lisa McBee 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Dictionary Distribution at CISD 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Bluebonnet Brunch for Women of Rotary 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
An Update on the Toasty Toes Project 2018-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Michael Perry's Presentation on Casa de Ester 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Visit from Nona, our Club's Foreign Exchange Student from Japan 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Incoming District Governor Peter Scott 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
240 Socks Delivered to Metroport Meals on Wheels, Inc. 2018-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Brad Engel: How To Host a Party for 125,000 of Your Closest Friends" 2018-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Scott Wicke: How to Host a Party for 125,000 of Your Closest Friends! 2018-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
A Visit to the Rotary Club of Limerick Thomand in Ireland 2018-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Gary Fickes, Commissioner: Local transportation & bond proposal 2018-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Toasty Toes for the Homeless 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Randy Mayeux: Be a Better You 2018-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Council on Resolutions 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
Angie Byrd, Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Speaker Angie Byrd 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
News from our Global Scholar Danny Vegel 2018-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
District 5790 Planning Major Service Project in Guatemala - June 2019 2018-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Gerald Robinson's Visit to the Southlake Rotary Club 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Gerald Robinson with Southlake Rotarian "People of Action" 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary President Arlin Gold with District Governor Gerald Robinson 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Gerald Robinson Visit 2018-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Board Meeting - October 4, 2018 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
DPS: Unity in the Community 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
DPS Blood Drive 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary Club's Scholarship Recipients 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake's Officer of the Year 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Speaker Artemis Kourosh - Grace Gala 2018-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Southlake Rotary Blood Drive 2018-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Fun Time with Jen Mann, Best Selling Author 2018-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Jen Mann 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Jesse Jacobs, DC 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Nona's Trip to Disney with Tonya and family 2018-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Karl Chester, Classification Speech 2018-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Carly Laywell, Former Ambassadorial Scholar of Southlake Rotary Club 2018-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 24, 2018
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. 
Danny Vegal, Global Rotary Scholar 2018-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Global Rotary Scholar Danny Vegel 2018-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Urchick on Aug 19, 2018

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.

Our New Vision Statement Stephanie Urchick 2018-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 19, 2018
#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....
Southlake Rotary Strategizing Session 2018-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2018
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
Southlake Rotary Club Happy Hour 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2018
Arlin Gold-Stegmair was inducted as President of the Southlake Rotary Club. Service Above Self. #Wearerotary
Incoming President Inducted 2018-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

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
Update from Global Scholar, Danny Vegel 2018-06-02 05:00:00Z 0


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.



New Member 2018-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

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!

Russell Maryland 2018-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army 2017-12-20 06:00:00Z 0

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.

Dictionary Distribution 2017-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

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:

th Annual DPS Appreciation Event 2017-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
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.
DPS Officer of the Year 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

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.


Report from Global Scholar, Danny Vegel 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

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
Farewell Elena; welcome home Emily 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
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!
2017-18 Officers 2017-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Class of 2017 USNA Graduation and Commissioning 2017-06-08 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Club of the Year 2017-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Pieter Andries donation for Wine Discovery 2017-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Helping Keep Southlake Beautiful 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
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
End Polio Now 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2017

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. 

4-Way Test Speech Contest 2017-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
WineDiscovery 2017 JDO 2017-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

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!  

DPS Appreciation JDO 2016-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Builder for Southlake Club - Brandon Fincher Unknown 2016-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Rotarians Visit from Sanuma Rotary Club in Tome, Japan 2016-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Teachers on Exchange from Argentina with RITE Program 2016-02-29 06:00:00Z 0
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