History of Rotary Club of Duncanville

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In April 1982, businessman and entrepreneur Clifton Boyd was elected Mayor of Duncanville.  At the time, he was a member of the Red Bird Rotary Club, which is now known as the Rotary Club of DeSoto.

A few months after being elected to his new office, Cliff felt strongly that the city of Duncanville should have its own Rotary Club.  The growing needs and changes of the community shaped his vision.  He looked to the Rotary District to help him charter a local Club.  And with the assistance of Doyle McKinney, designated by the District Governor, to assist in this endeavor, the two organized the Rotary Club of Duncanville.  It was officially recognized by Rotary International as a charter club on August 4, 1983.

Cliff and Mr. McKinney met with 33 other business and community leaders of Duncanville, and together this enthusiastic group formed as the first Charter Members.

The first organizational meeting was held at Denny's, which used to be at the corner of Cockrell Hill and Interstate 20.  

Three Charter Members remain active in the Club and in our community:  Cliff Boyd, John Davis, and Jiten Shah.

Charter Members
Rotary Club of Duncanville


S.G. Alexander   Commercial Construction 
David Lee Bartlett   Home for the Aged
John Beebe   Certified Public Accountant
Clifton Boyd   Financial Consulting
Phillip Brooks   Oil & Gas Exploration
Gordon Brown   Banking
Joel Brown   Bakery Products - Wholesale
W. E. Broan   Certified Public Accountant
David Burleson    Stock Brokerage
George Carter   Printing
John B. Davis   Factoring, Accounts Receivable
James Doggett   Savings and Loan
James L. Espey   Oil Well Servicing
Joe T. Green   Retailing - Supermarket
Bobby C. Ladd   Cabinet Manufacturing
Troy Marceleno   Public Health Service
R. Michael McCool   Variety Stores
Steve Meeks   Answering Service
Robert W. Milke, Sr.   Jewelry Manufacturing
Leo Navarro   Electrical Supply
Thomas L. Nelson   Eye Surgery
A. Larry Nixon   Christianity - Protestantism
Carl K. Overton   Real Estate Sales
J. H. Powell, Sr.   Education - College
Daniel Savage, Jr.   City Administration
David A. Seay   Insurance - General
Jiten K. Shah   Physical Therapy
Carl I. Smith   Education - Public Schools
Kingsland Smith   Banking
Jim Summers   Automotive Sales
Gerald L. Tennant   Eye Surgery
James D. Tilger   Dentistry - Periodontics
John Vanderlan   Computer Hardware Manufacturing
Donald Waddell   Actively Retired, Community Advocate
Larry W. Walker   Orthopedic Supplies Manufacturing