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Personal hygiene care packages were packed and ready for delivery to the Bonham VA after the meeting on Wednesday. 
The Greenville Texas Rotary Club was entertained with Christmas music from the GISD Encore Choir directed by Mr. Scott Surface.
David Weiland, Interim Membership chair and President Duane Gaulden present Rotarians Tracy Rodriguez, Shelley Corrales and CJ Johnston with thier blue badges.
MIllicent Akuffo presenting her three minute speech.
Lt. Col. Choya Shanahan, TX 645 Commander of the Civil Air Patrol was our guest speaker for the meeting. Lt. Col. shanahan shared several of the benifits and training available to the cadets from flying, search & rescue training, team building to an avenue to making friends. Civil Air Patrol cadets range from 12 yrs to 19 yrs old, meeting one a week for 2 hours and one Saturday a month. There is also opportunity for adults to join CAP as a volunteer  and you could help in search & rescue, aviation, become a metor to the youth. 
For more information visit CAP at there meetings on Monday's at 6 pm at the L-3 Harris Bldg 434 10001 Jack Finney
Kathy Allred, member of the Parks City Rotary club, spoke to the Grreenville Rotary club about the Rotary International Conventions. The upcoming convention will be held in Singapore. She shared how much fun you have and how motivated you are when you return home. Kathy has made 15 international conventions during her time in Rotary and said the the opening and closing ceremonies were a must see.

Hope you call can make it to Singapore, May 25-29 2024
Tracy Rodriguez presentng her three minute speach to the club. 
Gloria Jordan, Treasurer for the Greenville Rotary Club, is presented her Paul Harris Fellow award from President Duane Gaulden. 
Sebastian Gonzales of the Greenville ISD Iron Lions presented to the club at the noon meeting. The GHS Solar Car Team students create car from scratch, no kit builds here. The have plans to compete in Australia in 2025 at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Many students that have been a part of the program have gone on to have careers the the STEM Fields. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathmatics) Advisors for the Solar Car Program are Joel Pitts, Lucas Kiowski & George Kroncke.

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Larry Green Jr. accepts a check from Community Service Chair David Weiland and Club President Duane Gaulden. The Rotary club of Greenville is a long time supporter of the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest. This years event will be held November 3rd. & 4th. The Big Ball in G-town dinner & dance will be held Friday evening and the live music will begin Saturday morning at 8 am ending with a concert at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium. Come out and enjoy a weekend of music.
President Duane Gaulden and Community Service Chair David Weiland present a check to Lori Cope, Executive Director of CASA for Hunt County.
Bill O'Neal, author and Texas Historian, with over 35 published books to his credit. A few of his books are: The Encylopedia of Western Gun Fighters, Frontier Forts of Texas, 1830 Citizens of Texas: A Genealogy, Brick Book Best of the West and the John S. "Rip" Ford Texian Hero. Bill shared with the club some the stories about Rip Ford. He came to Texas from Tennessee as a young physician, was the owner-editor of several Texas newspapers, mayor of Austin and Brownsville and even elected to the State of Texas's leislative bodies and the Lone Star Republic. Rip Ford was a bold, fearless combat leader, an expert pistoleer, and a master tactician who led hard-hitting cavalry charges against foes with far greater numbers.
Check out Bill's work, you are sure to be entertained.
Duane Gaulden, President of the Greenville Texas Rotary Club, presents October's Rotary Student and Teacher of the month. October's GHS students of the month are Jace Franklin & Mateline Hines.
Susana Gomez, Teacher at Carver Elementary is the October teacher of the month.
Pud Kearns spoke to the Greenville Texas Rotary Club about the upcoming Bras For the Cause event scheduled for October 12, 2023. She gave a brief history of the event from it's very humble beginnings to the special event it has grown into today. The event now going into it's 15 year, has raised over one million dollars.
Get your traveling brains thinking, “BRA Voyage” will be here soon.
Pud also acepted a check from President Duane Gaulden and Community Service Chair David Weiland in the amount of $1000 in support of Bras For The Cause.
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The family of Byron Chitwood received a special presentation during our meeting today from Dirstrict 5810's Bill Dendey and Diana Kolb-Torres. Byron's contribution to the Greenville community and the Rotary Club of Greenville will be forever cherished. 
Cotton Patch Challenge- What a beautiful day for a ride.
Shirley Weddle presented to the club about mental health and suicide prevention during our meeting. As a member of the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub,, that meet the 2nd. & 4th. Mondays of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Shirley shared many emotional, physical,enviromental and historical factors that have effects on our mental health.  To learn more and join a zoom meeting, please reach out to the eClub @ To see all slide photos click the following link:
Micah McBay spoke to the Greenville Rotary Club about the Arts. He provided examples to howingaging in your creativity can benefit you in daily life. He shared an update on the upcoming shows to the GMA, the Lee Street Jamboree and Halloween on the square. To find out more visit the City of Greenville's calendar
Congratulations C.J. Johnson and James Steele for receiving your Red Badge!  Pictured are President Duane Gaulden and Membership Chair Pamela Vicars presenting C.J. and James with their red badges. 
Greenville Rotary Club President Duane Gaulden presented a check for polio Plus in the amount of $500, to the Rotary District 5810 Governor John Curtis and his wife Janie. The District Governor was our special guest and spoke to the club about the Rotary focus on Mental Health Awareness. 
Author Bob Tiede, presented a facinating program to the Greenville Texas Rotary Club. He shared how asking the right questions and listening can help your leadership and build a stronger team. You can get more information on there website.
Membership chair Pamela Vicars, presented red badges to two of our newest members, Millicent Akuffo and Shelley Corrales. Congratulations !!
President Duane Gaulden and Community Service Chair David Weiland present a check to the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum. Susan Manning accepted the check and provided the club with upcoming events, new features that will soon be on the grounds of the museum and even stumped a lot of those in attendance with questions and facts of Hunt County history.
To learn more about all the museum has to offer, visit their website:
Raffa Executive Director Threesa Sadler, accepts a check from the Greenville Noon Rotary Club's President Duane Gaulden in the amount of $3000. 

Raffa has faithfully served the families of Hunt County and the surrounding areas for 23 years with a Godly view of sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting: through ongoing, practical and emotional support and education to help the communities to embrace healthy lifestyles. . Raffa's mission has always been to meet a woman's physical needs first, and then her spiritual needs. 

President Duane Gaulden of the Greenville Noon Rotary Club presented Wally Jeffers, of Hunt County Shared Ministries a check for 3000.00 to help sponsor their fundraising dinner on Friday August 4th, as they celebrate 45 years of service to our community. 
Whitney Williams, Executive Director of the United Way of Hunt County, spoke to the club during the meeting. She shared with Rotary her path that has lead her to this position and updates on the current programs. 
David Weiland and President Duane Gaulden presented checks to Everyday Angels Chasing Cloud 9. C. J. Johnston accepted the donation from the Greenville Texas Rotary Club.
C. J., also a new member to the Greenville Texas Rotary Club, presented her 3 minute speach during the noon meeting.
Greenville ISD, NJROTC LCDR Larry Wilcock and AZ1 Mike Flater presented to the club and overview of the NJROTC program at the Greenville High School.

(From the School Website)
There are 13 objectives of the NJROTC program:
1. Promote patriotism.
2. Develop informed and responsible citizens.
3. Promote habits of orderliness and precision.
4. Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership.
5. Promote an understanding of the basic elements of, and need for, national security.
6 Develop respect for, and an understanding of, the need for authority in a democratic society.
7. Promote community service.
8. Provide incentives to live healthy and drug free.
9. Develop leadership potential.
10. Provide an alternative to destructive behavior and activities, such as gang involvement.
11. Promote high school completion.
12. Promote continuing education.
13. Provide information on the military services as a possible career.
Greenville Rotary Club presented it's Student and Teacher of the month at the noon meeting today. Congratulations to Greenville High Senior, Sierra Garfalo, for being selected as the Student of the month for May 2023. Sierra plans to attend The University of Connecticut after graduation.  The Rotary teacher of the month was Greenville High School's Natalie Mougia. Congratualtions!!
What an honor today to have Robert Hurst, Space Shuttle Columbia Incident Commander as our speaker. Our Board presented him with a donation in his honor to End Polio Now Foundation.
Your Greenville Rotary Club is proud to be Big Quackers in the community and we are super excited to support United Way of Hunt County and The Great Duck Derby
Thank you Blackland Prairie Raptor Center for being our program yesterday. Thank you for the work you do in helping return these birds to their natural habitats.
Grey horned owl baby - yes baby. She is about 7 weeks old just learning to fly.
Proud supporters of the work of our Greenville Boys & Girls Club!
Greenville Texas Rotary Club President, Kami Williams, recognized Natalie Pegg as the September Rotarian of the Month. Congratulations Natalie!
The Hunt County Senior Service Alliance Warmth Drive is on! Thank you, Trina Coldiron, for sharing about HCSSA and how we can keep the Hunt County seniors warm this winter season.
Service Over Self continues. It’s a great day to be a Rotarian! 
Service Before Self in action! Kasey Raulston and Kim Quimby deliver Meals on Wheels.
It was great socializing and meeting new people at the Greenville Texas Rotary Club Social Hour.
If you missed it, join us Wednesday's for our weekly meeting at the Landmark at noon. Meet new folks, eat lunch and learn about the good works of our club.
We are proud to sponsor and support Casa for Hunt County on this North Texas Giving Day! Thank you CASA for all you do for kids in our community.
Rotary District 5810 - North Texas
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who sponsored Cotton Patch Challenge. You help make everything we do possible. Thank you for partnering with us to make a big impact on our community.
Byron Chitwood and James Adams, we thank you for your dedication and service to the Greenville Texas Rotary Club!
Congratulations to the GISD Student and Teacher of the Month! Student of the Month, Jely-Lin, and Greenville High teacher Rebekah Russler and Teacher of the Month, Stacey Essix with L.P. Waters Principal Melissa Yost, thank you for joining us today!
We are proud to support Bras For The Cause! #bibbidybrabiddyboo
Thank you, Mrs. Boothe of Greenville ISD, for joining us today and sharing the details of the GISD Bond.
Bill Dendy, of the Rotary Foundation, joined us today. We enjoyed hearing about the good beyond our community.
Our August service project wrapped up with over 150 jars of PB&J for the MARK program of Hunt County Shared Ministries. Thank you, Prestige Benefits Group, Integra Insurance Services, for hosting a great community effort of giving back!
Have you signed up to Ride or Volunteer?? 
Thank you, Dale Hansen, for sharing your stories and honest thoughts with us today! It’s a great day to be a Rotarian!
And with Dale’s enthusiasm, bring your favorite PB&J ne t week to close out our August service project strong!
A great visit with Howard Templin, Rotary District Governor, today! Always good to share our community impact and hear success stories from other clubs.
It’s a great day to be a Rotarian! Join us!
Dr. Jeffrey Nelson shared with the Greenville Rotary Club about the new technology and advancements in dentistry that are avalable today. Dr. Nelson said that not only were these advancements more accurate but made the patients  procedures recovery quicker and less painful.
In appreciation for your work in our community and for joining us as our guest speaker today North Texas Dental Care Dr. Jeffrey Alan Nelson, DDS a donation in your honor has been made to End Polio Now.
Thank you, Dr. James Sandin, for great tips on how to add years to our life and life to our years! Another great program at the Greenville Texas Rotary Club!
Great job Greenville Texas Rotary Club for adopting a Free Little Library/Free Little Pantry combo. This Free Little Library/Free Food Pantry is located at the Landmark Greenville.
Thank you, Texas Rangers own Chuck Morgan, for talking career, announcing, and baseball today. It was a Home Run for all ⚾️!
A wonderful day at Greenville Rotary this week.  We enjoyed time with Regina Edwards - Rotary District 5810 Governor Nominee along with a presentation from Samual and Luke sharing their experience at RYLA camp.
Thank you, W.D. “Dee” Hilton, for sharing a Hunt County Transportation update at this weeks Rotary lunch and meeting.
In appreciation of his time with us today, a donation in honor of Mr. Hilton has been made to the End Polo Now Foundation.
Greenville Rotary club President, Debbie Sickels hands over the gavel to new President Kami Williams. Let's welcome Kami into her new position as Club President.
Melva Hill accepts a check for Remember For Me from President Debbie Sickels and Community Service Chair David Weiland.
President Debbie Sickels and David Weiland, Community Service Chair present a check to the American Cotton Museum.
President Debbie Sickels and Community Service chair David Weiland, present a check in the amount if $1500 to Holly Robinson, Executive director of the Hunt County Childrens Advocacy Center.
Hunt Regional Medical Center presented to the Greenville Rotary Club about Heart Health. Several risk factors that were mentioned to the club were lack of excercise, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, negative emotions and excessive weight. 
President Elect, Kami Williams, presents Linda Moore a check, in the amount of $500, for Tool's for Schools.
Jerry Speight of the Hope Center accepts a $500 check from President Elect, Kami Williams. 
President Elect, Kami Williams  presents a $1000 check to Kadeem Jimmerson, Reecy Davis Club Director. 
Kim Quimby, Greenville Rotary International chair, spoke to the club about traveling today. She suggested that everyone be patient, whether you are driving or by air. Kim suggested that you should try to fly as early in the morning as possible, but be prepared to bring snacks, most food services may not be opened. Some of the US locations that Kim suggested that are good travel destinations are Santa Fe, NM, Charleston and Savannah GA, and the Napa Valley. 
Drug Free Greenville accepts a check from President Debbie Sickels and Community Service Chair David Weiland. Executive Director, Shelly Wardlow and assistant Heather Smith shared with the club information and  history about Drug Free Greenville and several of the programs that they have for the communities. A few of the Drug Free programs: Hero's night, Red Ribbon Month, Prevention Baseball,  Shattered Dreams amd new this year Kickball with Hero's. Contact Shelly to volunteer or for more information   903.454.4300
The club was given an update to the Longhorn Arena and Events Center located in Greenville, Texas. The center holds clinics, equine therepy, barrel racing, sorting and roping events and recently was the host for the USPCA Region 20 Field Trials. The Longhorn events center is full of events for all ages, please visit their website at for a full calendar and also share and like them on facebook
President Debbie Sickels and Assistant District Governor Katy Ridge are pictured with the Four Way Test speech contest finalist.
Wes Owen recieves the Rotarian of the Month  certificate fro President Debbie Sickels.
President Debbie Sickels and community service chair David Weiland present a check to SCRPT (Senior Center Resources and Public Transportation). Rotarian and Community Liaison for SCRPT, Trina Coldiron accepts the check from the Greenville Rotary club.
Hunt County District Attoney, Noble Walker, presented to the Greenville Rotary club on Wednesday about the duties of the District Attorneys office. Mr. Walker explained how felony cases were brought to their office by County law enforcement and the grand jury.
Membership chair David Ellis and President Debbie Sickels present Kasey Raulston her red badge during the weekly meeting. Kasey is the marketing manager for At Home Texas Real Estate.
David Diggs spoke to the Greenville Rotary Wednesday about the upcoming Carry the Load Rally to be held May 28, 2022.  David is presented a check in support of the event from club President Debbie Sickels.
Kevin Banks with the City of Greenville and the Greenville Municipal Auditorium was the guest speaker March 9, 2022 to discuss tourism, event for the City, and entertainment.  The Hunt County Art Festival is May 6 & 7th to be held in downtown. Sponsorships are still available.  Plus many more events happening this Summer.
Travis Potter, Hunt Regional Healthcare, received his New Member Red Badge from President Debbie Sickels and Membership chair David Ellis Wednesday, March 9. Welcome to the Rotary Club, Travis
Greg Sims, President of Greenville Board of Development, presented a talk about the growth of our community.  Did you know there are nearly 8000 planned homesites already for 2022.  
Gary Woodall, meteorologist and member of the Disaster Defense Alliance, presented to the Greenville Rotary Club about Hazardous Weather Awareness and Preparedness. Gary explained to the club about the differences between a weather watch and a weather warning. A weather watch is issued when conditions are favorable for hazardous weather, cover a large area, valid for roughly six hours and this is time to monitor the weather developments. A weather warning is issued when hazardous weather has been reported by spotters or indicated on radar, valid for the portions of counties near the storm's path, usually valid for one hour or less and it's time to take action.
To find out more about how to be weather aware and prepared or to join the Disaster Defense Alliance, please visit their website. or find them on facebook @jointhedda
Duane Gaulden is presented a certificate for January's Rotarian of the month. Duane serves as the Greenville Rotary clubs program chair. President Debbie Sickels presents Duane with his award.
Greenville Rotarian and Retired Capt. C.J. Crawford, spoke to the Greenville Rotary about Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution from a Police Officer's perspective. 
David Ellis and his wife Sheila accept the certificate for December's Rotarian of the Month from President Debbie Sickels. 
Natalie Pegg, Executive Director of the United Way, received her red badge from Community Service chair David Weiland and President Debbie Sickels.
Members of the Greenville Rotary club recently traveled to Cozumel to visit and do service projects with our sister club, Club Rotario Cozumel. The Greenville and Cozumel Rotary club's along with members of the community helped to build and plant several raised gardens. Club members Kim Quimby, David Weiland and Larry Mays shared stories of the trip and the success of the service project. Katy Ridge met with local community leaders to discuss Human Trafficking as a service project for January's Human Trafficking Awareness month. 
Coleen Smith is presented her Paul Harris Fellow pin and Certificate by President Debbie Sickels.
Hunt County Sheriff Terry Jones was the featured speaker at the Greenville Rotary Club's noon meeting. Sheriff Jones shared with the club his history and love of Law Enforcement, several of the Sheriff Departments successes and some programs that would be beneficial to the County. 
Rebecca Kelley, Kindergarten teacher at Bowie Elementary was selected as the Teacher of the month.
Vocational Service Chair Trina Coldiron and Incoming Rotary President Kami Williams present Rebecca her certificate. She is pictured with her mother and grandmother both former GISD educators, Bowie Principal Lauren Habluetzel, Incoming President Kami Williams and Vocational Service chair Trina Coldiron.
ncoming President Kami Williams presented Aarati Bhusal a certificate for being selected Rotary's Student of the Month. Pictured with Aarati are her proud parents, younger brother, GHS Counselor Catherine Just, Incoming Rotary President Kami Williams and Vocational Service Chair Trina Coldiron.
Greenville Rotarian Roz Lane spoke to the club about her Granddaughter and Olympian Tara Davis. Roz shared personal stories about Tara and her career leading up to Team USA and had several momentos from her travels following and supporting Tara, on her quest to be an Olympian. 
President Debbie Sickels and membership chair David Ellis welcome, Jessica Taylor to the club as a new member.
Katy Ridge, Assistant Governor and Greenville Rotary Club member, spoke to the club about Human Traffickting and provided the club with updates on the satellite club's upcoming meetings.  
Summer Spurlock accepts her certificate for Rotaran of the month from President Debbie Sickels and fellow Rotarian Katy Ridge
President Debbie Sickels presents Nicholas Bistamante a certificate for being selected as Rotary's Student of the Month.
President Debbie Sickels and Community service chair David Weiland present a check to Tim and Aletha Kruse in support of the Greenville Flags Project. 
Emma Smith accepts an award for Teacher of the month from President Debbie Sickels.
Rotary president Debbie Sickels presents a certificate to Greg Just in recognition of Rotary's Student of the month.
Greenville Rotary Club presents a check to Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH). Accepting the check on behalf of the Hunt County Shared Ministries is is fellow Rotarian and Director Wally Jeffers. 
Donisia Forrester is recocognized as October's Teacher of the Month. Donisia teaches 8th. grade Professional Communication At "The Greenville Middle School" where she teaches her students to Think Critically, Respond Appropriately & Communicate Effectively. Pictured are President Debbie Sickels, Principal Courtney Baker, Donisia Forrester and Vocational Service Chair Trina Coldiron.
President Debbie Sickels presents the October Student of the month, Larrell Streater with his certificate during the scheduled meeting. Larrell has been in the district for 6 years, plays basketball for the Greenville Lions and is a member of PALS.  Larrell plans to attend the Univeristy of Texas in Austin and study mechanical engineering after graduation.
Pictured (L-R) President Debbie Sickels, Larrell's mother Candace Ramey, Greenville High School Principal Dr. Brant Perry and Vocational Service Chair Trina Coldiron.
President Debbie Sickels and Membership Chair David Ellis present Wes Owen and Karen Clark with thier blue badges. 
Roger Ratliff, former pastor at Van Sickle Baptist Church and Polio Survivor spoke to the Greenville Rotary Club about his life and how polio changed him.  The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital became his home away from home for the next 10 years. While in the hospital parents could only visit on Sunday's and while you were in surgery. He shared that in those days male patients were in a ward together. This forced all of them to rely on each other until the next Sunday when parents would arrive for a visit. His story is a testament to how events in your life mold you into the person you become. To hear his story. visit our facebook page or see the GEUS recording on youtube. Pictured with Roger is Rotary President Debbie Sickels and Club service chair David Weiland.
President Debbie Sickels and Community service chair David Weiland present a check to Larry Green Jr. in support of the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival. The Bob Wills fiddle Festival has been held for that past 7 years in Downtown Greenville this years event will be held October 29th. & 30th. The Big Ball in G-Town dinner & street dance will begin at 6pm on Friday the 29th. This is a free event to the pulic but you will need to bring a lawn chair for seating at the Farmers Market. Saturdays outdoor events begin at 10 am and run to 5 pm on the Lee Street Stage and the Fiddle showcase will be nextdoor to the Texan Theater. There will be an indoor concert held at the GMA @ 7pm. For more information and tickets for the show at the GMA , please visit the website. WWW.BOBWILLSFEST.COM
Dr. Bobby Sparks author, pastor, and lecturer for 40 years shared many of the artifacts he has in his collection with the Rotary club on Wednesday. Dr. Sparks received his Doctor of Theology Diploma from Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson, Texas. He has traveled throughout the United States and foreign countries, lecturing on the Old Testament Tabernacle, the Law of Moses, and Israel. 
President Debbie Sickels presents Pud Kearns with a check for Bras for the Cause. This years event will be held October 14th in downtown Greenville and it will be BRA-stalgic!!
Dr. Yvonne Vilanueva-Russell Dean of the College of Innovation & Design for Texas A&M University Commerce and club President Debbie Sickels.  Dr. Vilaneva-Russell presented to the Greenville Rotary clubs weekly meeting and shared the many academic programs that are being offered today by the University. Texas A&M Commerce's College of Innovation and Design has programs for  working professionals and adult learners.  For information about the programs offered visit
Tray Soto, A Greenville High School Senior, is recognized as the September Student of the Month by the Greenville Rotary Club. Presenting Tray his certificate is Rotary President, Debbie Sickels along with Early College High School Chancellor, De'Andre Carter. 
The class of 2022 is the first to graduate the program and Tray will receive and A.S. in Engineering along with his HS diploma. 
Tray holds a 4.0 GPA at PJC and is ranked in the top 15 of his class at GHS, where he is apart of the Superintendent Student Advisory Council, the GECHS Student Advisory Board, and the National Honor Society 
He plans to attend UT-Austin or TAMUC Honoros Program and Major in Engineering.
Lori Cope, Executive Director of CASA Hunt County, accepts a check in the amount of $1500 from Greenville Rotary club President Debbie Sickels and Community Service Chair David Weiland. 
Cotton Patch Challenge is a week away! 
Katy Ridge provides the club with updates on the upcoming ride. The CPC commitee has been working all year to make the 25th. Anniversary a ride to remember. There are over 400 riders already signed up for the event and we have a distance for all riders from 6 miles to 74 miles. If you ride or know someone that hasn't already registered, send them to the website to find all the information on the CPC and to register at:
So, come join us on Saturday September 18th! 
Dennisha Denny, host of the Heart of Greenville, spoke to the club about her show Heart of Greenville. Dennisha is a member of the Greenville Rotary Club and Broker/Owner of RE/Max 3D Real Estate in Greenville, Royse City and Farmersville. She host a Heart of Greenville, Heart of Royse City and a Heart of Farmersville, each of these can been seen on her youtube channel REMAX 3D Real Estate. She chooses not to interview but to simply have a conversation with the guest. Take time to see the amazing individuals that have been on the show and you will probably learn something new about someone. 
District Governor Max Duplant visited the Greenville Rotary Club and shared with the club her goals and the mission of Rotary International. President Debbie Sickels presented a check in the amount of $500 to the District Govenor for Polio Plus.
Alicia Hooks, General Manager for the GEUS (Greenville Electric Utility Sytems) presented to the Greenville Rotary Club about the history and future of GEUS. Did you know that GEUS has a service territory of 97 square miles, had 525 miles of overhead distribution lines and 55 miles of underground distribution lines? 
Marjorie Lewis spoke to the Greenville Rotary Club about her career as a journalist covering the Dallas Cowboys. Marjorie authored a book, When the Men Were Gone, a novel based on the true story of a woman, Tylene Wilson, who coached football in Brownwood, Texas. She not only authored a book about a female football coach but she too was a football coach. Marjorie had a passion and understanding for the game and after researching and writing her book she coached football for Texas Wesleyan University. 
President Debbie Sickels, presents two $1000 checks to Gail Rolston for the Greenville Entertainment Series and Dallas Symphony Greenville. The checks in Honor of Bill Rolston, Gails late husband who had a passion for serving his commuity and for the arts. 
Lt. Col. Allen West spoke to a full house at the July 14th. meeting. 
Greenville Family Theater performed for the Greenville Rotary club at today's meeting. They gave the club a taste of their upcoming performance of the musical Newsies. Newsies is a story based on New York City newsboys that ban together and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of New York World. To find showtimes please visit the website
President Larry James presented a check to Remember For Me board members Melva Hill and Kasey Smith. Kasey spoke to the club about the organization and many of there events and programs they offer to caregivers. Melva presented on the topic "The Stigma of Dementia & Alzheimer's" She provided four areas of the Stigma that people experience (Denial, Shame, Guilt & Fear) and how we can support a friend or loved one that is experiencing signs of The Stigma of Dementia & Alzheimer's.
Motivational speaker and author, Drew Meyers spoke to the club about his upcoming book, The Tacos and Chocolate Diet. This is NOT a diet book.  Drew explained that after reading "Tacos and Chocolate," you will NOT lose weight by just eating Mexican food and Peanut M&Ms! This is a lifestyle book. It's designed to generate hope, inspire action and remind people to make the important things important. Over the course of the book, I share my story and share 10 life lessons that I've learned along the way.  To find out more about the book please visit the website
John Dixon with the Greenville Board of Development shared with the club the submission process a new potential business for the city would submit. The interest in the Greenville area has been very active in the first quarter of the year. The Board of Development is doing a great job and attracting new companies and increasing jobs for the City and surrounding community.
Rebecca Jowers, Exceutive director of the Poiema Foundation, spoke to the Greenville Rotary club about Human Trafficking. The Poiema Foundation works to educate the public and raise awareness in order to prevent sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other methods of sexual exploitation. They also provide a safe place including trauma-informed care for those who have been trafficked and are on their journey from victim to survivor.
For additional information please visit
David Weiland, presents a plaque's of appreciation to sponsors of the Cotton Patch Challenge. This ride had it's challenges with health requirement restrictions, but was a total success for 2020. We are looking forward to celebrating with an even larger event with the 25th anniversary ride, scheduled for September 18, 2021.  Thank you for supporting the Cotton Patch Challenge and the Greenville Rotary Club.
Past President, Katy Ridge speaks to the director's of CASA, WIN and CAC about the Rotary Convention that was held over the past weekend April 23rd.  & 24th. Katy was able to collect and have the club distribute the toy's to the Children's Advocacy Center,  Women In Need and CASA of Hunt County. The benefit of this project will be be measured in smiles.
Membership Chair, David Ellis, presents Lonny Schonfeld with his Blue badge during the regularly scheduled meeting. 
Kevin Banks, Venue/Tourism manager and GMA Manager provided the club with all that was going on with the GMA over the past year. Kevin said that very few shows had been cancelled many of the artist and events had re-scheduled for a different date. There were several events held at the GMA since March 2020, but were limited to the seating capacity in the auditorium due to Covid protocols. Tourism has shown to increase over the past months helping our community's shopping and restaurants.  Plan your schedule for some of the upcoming concerts and shows, like the musical Newsies, concerts by John Conlee, Crystal Gayle, Mickey Gilley, The Gatlins and the Dallas Symphony. 
Dennis Prentice and his wife Sharon, presented to the club about the beautiful Casa Sharona located in Cozumel. They have owned the condominium since 2015 and have donated a weeks stay in October to help the Rotary Clubs of Cozumel and Greenville. The club also was given the locals view of best places to dive, snorkel, eat or just hang out and watch the sunsets. To find out on how you can get a chance to stay at Casa Sharona and enjoy all of the extra's provided, see a member of the Greenville Rotary club for more information.  
Women In Need Executive Director, Jeff Landers, spoke to the Greenville Rotary at the noon meeting. Mr. Landers shared with the club several of the services provided - 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling services and prevention education. You can get involved by volunteering, donate items to My Sister's Closet, shop at one of the four My Sister's Closet locations, Greenville, Quinlan, Commerce and Rockwall or you can make a  donation on their website
Kami Williams, Marketing Specialist with GEUS and fellow Rotarian, gives the club an update on how GEUS managed the storm and the rolling blackouts. 
Kelly Current RDN, LD Clinical Nutrition Manager  at Hunt Regional Medical Center, gives a presentation to the club about a heart healthy diet.
Bert Cooper director of Community Seeds accepts a donation from the Greenville Rotary club. 
Greenville Rotary Club member's Don McBride, Byron Chitwood, David Weiland and Dr. John Coble receive a pin and certificate of appreciation from the Club on Veteran's Day. Thank you all, for your dedication and service. 
Cynthia Ard accepts a check for the Salvation Army.
Couple of pictures of the Blood Drive. We collected 17 units. Great turnout from our community.
Tammy Shaefer, Sandra Bell and Scott Cornuaud receive Blue badges.
Dana Cash accepts a check from the Greenville Rotary club for Bra's for the Cause. 
Collecting peanut butter and jelly for the M.A.R.K. program.  This project lead by Rotarian Liz Patterson, helps the Hunt County Shared Ministries provide meals to at risk kids. 
Trina Coldiron and Pamela Vicars are presented Blue Badges for their mentor Katy Ridge and membership chair Keith Burns.
Greenville Rotary presents a check to CASA on North Texas Giving Day September 17th.
Rotarian Trina Coldiron signing up to donate blood at the Rotary Blood Drive September 14th.
After a wonderful presentation the Boys & Girls Club received a donation from Rotary to support one child on February 5th.
We welcome our newest Red Badge member Scott Cornuaud. We're so pleased to have you as a part of our growing Rotary Family.
Janie Shasteen was honored as Student of the month from GISD. She plays the Oboe in a wind ensemble, color guard captain, theater, NHS Vice President and on the student council. All of that plus a 4.2 GPA. Well deserved for they wonderful young lady. One of our own.
Regina Gasaway has been teaching for 35 years and is now a kindergarten teacher for GISD. She was our Rotary Teacher of the Month for February.
Donaghe Buick GMC was honored for being a long time Title Sponsor of the Cotton Patch Challenge. Not only does he generously support it with finances, they also provide new GMC trucks for SAG vehicle on ride day. Thank you from Rotary and the charities those funds assist.
Josie Luna accepts a certificate for December's Teacher of the Month from the Greenville Rotary Club President, Katy Ridge. Josie Luna, a teacher at LP Waters Elementary was introduced to the club by her principal Dr. Michelle Baird.
Jayde Sickels, receives the student of the month award from the Greenville Rotary Club. Jayde is a multi sport athlete playing softball & volleyball for Greenville High School. This year she was selected 1st. team all district in volleyball and was selected to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All Star Game. She will continue to play volleyball in college while studying for her degree in kinesiology and education.
Jayde along with her parents, grandmother (Rotarian Debbie Sickels), principal Heath Jarvis are presented the certificate by club President Katy Ridge.

David Weiland presents a plaque recognizing Staff Sergeant Marvin Denney, for meritorious service to our county. Staff Sergeant Denny joined the military at a very young age. He served in Vietnam and was part of the 4th Aviation Division that was attached to the 4th Infantry Division. During his time in the military he was awarded several metals, Vietnam Air Metal, Good Conduct Metal, Humanitarian Metal and a Purple Heart to name a few. Staff Sergeant Denny was shot down three times in one month while flying missions in Vietnam. This is true Service Above Self. Thank you Mr. Denney for your 23 years of service to our country. You are a True American Patriot!


Congratulations to Steve Davis Miller on being named the Rotary Student of the Month for November! Steve is a lineman on the Greenville High School varsity football team and enjoys computers, electronics, 3-D modeling and video editing. He plans on studying engineering at Texas Tech. Awesome job, Steve!

Steve Lewis

Rotary Stories of Success


 Jan 31 –Feb 4

Join Greenville Rotary Club for our annual visit to the CAM School in Cozumel, MX. We will port in Cozumel all day on Saturday February 2nd to perform a service project and have fun with the kids, parents and local Rotarians.

Contact Kim or Keith Quimby to book


Greenville Noon Rotary was delighted to hear from the latest RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) participants during our August 9th meeting!
Computer LabThe Rotary District 5810 had a successful International Project visit to CAM Laboral (Centro De Attencion Multiple). This is a school for children ages 12-18 (some older because they are allowed to stay) who have multiple attention or sensory problems, like blindness, deafness, autism, and many other issues.  We made our first stop here to see the work of the International Grant between the Greenville, Tx Rotary Club and the Cozumel Rotary Club, phase II of the completion of the Computer Lab.

Club Information

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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Landmark on Lee Street
2920 Lee Street
(NE corner of King & Lee)
Greenville, TX 75401-4111
United States of America
Mailing Address
Greenville Rotary Club
P.O. Box 34
Greenville, Texas 75403-0034
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service Chair
Administrations Chair
Public Relations Chair
Rotary Foundation Chari
Community Service Chair
Vocational Services Chair
International Service Chair
International Service - EHT
New Generations Chair
Vocational Speaker/Student of the Month Present
Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Student and Teacher of the Month Recognition
Stacy Foley-Greenville Tourism Manager
Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Upcoming Events in Greenville
Happy Holidays - No Club Meeting this Date
Dec 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Dr. Rose Ngishu with Hunt Regoinal Healthcare
Jan 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Hunt County Health
Student of the Month Recognition/Vocational Speakr
Jan 10, 2024
Student and Teacher of the Month Recognition
Gerald Kochan-Boarder Czar
Jan 17, 2024 12:00 PM
Boarder Crisis in Texas
Luke Clayton
Jan 24, 2024 12:00 PM
Outdoors with Luke
Paul Juarez with Salvation Army
Jan 31, 2024 12:00 PM
The Salvation Army in Hunt County
Robert Hite
Feb 07, 2024 12:00 PM
Northeast Texas CART Volunteer Coordinator
Student/Teacher of the Month /Vocational Speaker
Feb 14, 2024 12:00 PM
Student and Teacher of the Month Recognition
Chili Fest Planning
Feb 21, 2024 12:00 PM
Preparation for Chili Fest
Looking for a program
Feb 28, 2024 12:00 PM
To Be Determined
Jacob Pouttu- TAMUC Venture College
Mar 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Entrepreneur Venture College at Texas A & M Commerce
Four Way Speech Contest
Apr 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Students are graded on their presentations to the club
Michelle Carter
Apr 10, 2024 12:00 PM

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roxanne Turner
    December 4
  • James Steele
    December 5
  • Liz Patterson
    December 12
  • Roz Lane
    December 12
  • Katy Ridge
    December 14
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Cheryl
    December 5
  • John Williams
    December 7
  • Keith Quimby
    December 11
  • Kami Williams
    John Williams
    December 14
  • James Adams
    Jeanne Adams
    December 22
  • William Stewart
    Meka Stewart
    December 22
Join Date:
  • Buddy Smith
    December 4, 1996
    27 years
  • Sandra Bell
    December 23, 2019
    4 years
  • Tammy Schaefer
    December 23, 2019
    4 years