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What We`ve Been Up To
At our July 17th meeting we enjoyed a presentation by the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum. The museum has made several new improvements including a new exhibit featuring famous people from our area. They have several upcoming events we are sharing here!
Our Rotary also presented the museum with a check for $1,000!  Thank you for maintaining history in Greenville. And thank you for your presentation last week!
At our meeting on July 11th, Rotary honored Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas with a check for $604.04!  We appreciate all they do in our community.
We also enjoyed a wonderful Presentation from the East Texas Model Railroad Club. Thank you for your time!
At our meeting on July 3rd, Rotary honored ABBA House with a fundraising effort, presenting them with a check for $255. We then surprised them with an additional $500 check! 
Our presentation for the meeting was Rich Sasek from Greenville Middle School, who heads up the Robotics program. Thank you, Rich, for your time!
George Gomez, Greenville Rotary club member, presented to the club a program about banking and mortgages. George explained to the club how current mortgage loan interest rates for borrowers are affected by the Fed rates that began increasinging after covid to help lower the rate of inflation.
 
 
 
President Duane Gaulden presents a $500 check for Tools for Schools to end his year as club President. Presenting the check is Community Service chair David Weiland.
 

We enjoyed a wonderful time at our Rotary end-of-the-year banquet, commemorating the 2023 - 2024 year with President Duane Gaulden. President Gaulden's speech highlighted a year filled with enjoyment, music, dedication, and community service.Duane recognized several club members with awards and had the pleasure of presenting Don McBride and Larry Mays with Paul Harris Fellow pins.The final award of the night, Rotarian of the Year, was presented to Threesa Sadler.

As his leadership term concludes, we eagerly anticipate another fantastic year under our incoming president, Colleen Smith. Colleen was officially inaugurated by her longtime friend and former Rotary President, Mike Conway.

 
 
 

RYLA Assistant Counselors, Daven Denney, Jed Williams and Jace Franklin were guest speakers at the Greenville Rotary Club. They each shared with the club a little about their personal experience and how being an AC was different than the life of a camper and how they were able to help shape and mold the lives of RYLA camper's.  I have added a parent's facebook post that expresses not only how the parent's feel but how proud the Greenville Rotary Club is of these young men. 

 

To say I am proud of Daven Denney, Jace Franklin and Jed Williams would be an understatement!! They presented to our Greenville Texas Rotary Club today about their experience going back to Camp RYLA District 5810 but this year as Assistant Counselors! It’s amazing the growth that can happen in one year but the sweetest thing they did was recognize Kami Williams and myself for making a difference in their lives by encouraging them to go to camp last year because last year none of them wanted to go to Camp RYLA and this year, they were all three selected to return and help lead the camp as counselors!! These three need to be on your watch list! They are going places because they know how to live outside of their comfort zone and achieve great things!! Thank you to our club for giving them this opportunity and for supporting and encouraging them all along the way!! #campRYLA #ReachForTheFuture #StepOutOfComfortZone #ServiceAboveSelf


To view the slideshow presentation click the link.   https://youtu.be/7uHyUorWMaY                                                   Schedule: https://youtu.be/-9zKyFyIykg
 
 
 

The 2024 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) participants, sponsored by the Greenville Rotary club, were guest speakers at this week’s meeting. They each spoke about what they had experienced at the camp and how they have grown in being a leader. 

RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

What are RYLA benefits?

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills

  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community

  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action

  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

 

Click the link to see the complete program. Just excuse the free hand movement.

https://youtu.be/bNZmO1ftbQc

 
 
Do you ever get unwanted calls? If so, Greenville Rotary Club’s own Katy Ridge has an answer. Katy spoke at the noon meeting about the Do Not Call Registry. Many of us have signed up for the DNC list and thought that would help cut down on the calls but as Katy explained, many call centers do not check the registry before they begin calling consumers. This is where the DNC can help. They provide tips to help combat the unwanted calls and spoofing, implement rules to protect and empower consumers and they even take enforcement actions against bad actors. As consumers we need to sign up and report the unwanted calls to the FTC, helping them gather information and track numbers being used for telemarketing purposes.

For more information or to sign up please visit. www.donotcall.gov

David Diggs was our guest speaker for our meeting today. David spoke to the Greenville Rotary club about the upcoming Carry the Load Event. Carry The Load’s Memorial May campaign takes place all month long to raise awareness and provide active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders, and their families.The National Relay travels 20,000 miles covering all continental 48 states, ending with the Dallas Memorial March.
David also spoke about the Krodle Foundation. The Krodle Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of Dallas firefighters and their families. Founded in February 2014 by the family, crew, and close friends of Lt. Krodle, the Krodle Foundation exists to honor and carry on Lt. Krodle's legacy.
Our mission is to support those seeking higher education, help those in need, and pay forward the acts of kindness and grace that so many offered his family following his death.

President Duane Gaulden presented David a donation check for Carry the Load.

For more information and to donate, please visit their websites.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Greenville Rotary club celebrated the Rotary Scholarship recipients at today's meeting. This year Rotary scholarships were awarded to:

Kylie Worrell, grand daughter of David & Annette Weiland

Sunny Sickels, grand daughter of Debbie Sickels

Kenobi Corrales, son of Shelley Corrales

Jace Franklin, son of Shaun Franklin

Jed Williams, son of Kami Williams

Congratulations to all of these amazing students!!
 
 
 
Dr. Mark RudinPresident of Texas A&M Commerce, was the guest speaker at the noon meeting. Dr. Rudin shared the Universities stratigic plan with the Greenville Rotary Club.
The Strategic Priorities and Goals are Student Preparedness, Elevate Research,  Create a Welcoming Community characterized by respect and collaboration and Align Our Initantives to support our unique rural-urban identity.
We are blessed to have such an amazing University in our County.
 
Community service chair, David Weiland and President Duane Gaulden present a check to Whitney Williams, Executive director of the United Way of Hunt County. United Way mobilizes communities to close gaps and open opportunities so everyone can thrive. To donate or volunteer please visit the website https://www.unitedway.org/
 
 
 
Duane Gaulden, Rotary President, presented certificates to May's Student and Teacher of the month.
Amiya Clark was selected as the GHS student of the month.
Bridget Huber was selected of GHS teacher of the month.
Congratulations to you both!!
 
Shelley Corrales, President of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and fellow Rotarian spoke today about the chamber's Hunt County Senior Service Alliance. Their mission is to advocate, educate and develop resources for the senior citizens of Hunt County. You can attend a monthly meeting and see how you or your company can contribute and become a member of HCSSA for a $50 annual fee. Dues collected help sponsor HCSSA scholarships, senior resource fair and the warmth drive. In 2023 they serviced over 800 senior citizens with Blessing Boxes, purchased 15 space heaters, 25 air conditioners and gave our $4000 in scholarship money.

Visit the Chamber website to join or donate. https://www.greenvillechamber.com/hunt-county-senior-service-alliance/

 
Julie Sickels and Rotary member Shelley Corrales, accept a check from the Greenville Texas Rotary Club, for Project Graduation. Project graduation provides the seniors a night of fun, games, gifts, music and a safe environment to celebrate with their friends.
 
Devlin Kirchman with the Sabine Valley Amateur Radio Association, receives a check from the Greenville Rotary club. The SVARA provides constant contact with amateur radio operators along the Cotton Patch Challenge routes helping to ensure that all riders have a safe ride.  

One Rotarian stated it well “They are like a safety blanket over the ride”

Presenting the check is Larry James, SAG lead for the cotton patch challenge.

 
 
 
 
Empower 7, President and founder, Melanie Cobb was the guest speaker for the weekly meeting at the Landmark. Empower 7 is a Faith based, Family focused, Growth structured organization that helps vulnerable youth in North Texas discover purpose focused on healthy family dynamics.  They provide a 7-step model to help bring life changing solutions with a Christ centered environment helping them become connected members in their communities and to help them discover purpose and reach their full potential. Please visit their website for more information. https://empower7.org/
Rotary President Duane Gaulden presented a check to Melanie Cobb from the Rotary Club in support of Empower 7.
 
 
 
Today's meeting was educational. The Greenville Rotary Club was honored with several of the surrounding School Districts Educational Foundations members. We had representatives from Quinlan, Boles Home, Commerce, Lone Oak Caddo Mills and Wolfe City. They share with the club how the Educational Foundations are serving students, teachers and each district. President Duane Gaulden and incoming President Coleen Smith, presented a check to each foundation to help them help others.
 
 
 
Greenville Rotary President Duane Gaulden is pictured with April's GISD Student and Teacher of the month.
President Gaulden presented a Rotary certificate to GHS student of the month, Michael Adeluyi and Teacher of the month, GMS Coach Nacona Ford.
 
 
Michelle Carter,  Carevide Chief Executive Officer,  presented to the Greenville Rotary Club. Carevide, a Community Health Center, was establihed in 1977 in Greenville, Texas and has facilities located in Bonham, Commerce, Cooper, Farmersville, Greenville, Kaufman and Sulphur Springs. They provide family medicine, womens health, pediatrics, school-based healthcare and dental services. 
 
 
Duane Gaulden, President of the Greenville Texas Rotary Club club service chair David Weiland present a check to the Boy's & Girl's Clubs of Northeast Texas.
 
 
 
 
Club Service Chair, David Weiland and President Duane Gaulden present a check to Everyday Angel's.
 
 
 
Tom Darte, retired general manager for the Greenville Electrical Utlity System, was our guest speaker today.  Tom explained how regulated and deregulated energy effected both the consumers and the producers. He spoke to how a regulated energy market provided a surplus to help in building new power plants and the current electricity only plan we have gave consumers he ability to search for the best cost, but left us with a lack of reinvestment in the energy producing facilities.
 
Micah McBay, Venue/Tourism Manager for the City of Greenville provided an enlightning program to the club Wednesday, the upcoming Total Eclipse of the Hearts event. Greenville has a weekend of fun planned leading up to the eclipse.
Come out and join the fun!!
More information can be found at Greenville Eclipse.com
 
 
 
 
Community Service Chair, David Weiland and President Duane Gaulden present a check to the Executive Directer of the Raffa Clinic, Threesa Sadler.
 
Trina Coldiron accepts a check for SCRIPT, from Community Service Chair David Weiland and President Duane Gaulden.
 
 
The Greenville Texas Rotary Club, started the month off with a bang. The guest speaker for the day was the new Athletic Director and Head football coach of the Greenville Lions, David Collins.
 
 
Congratulations Travis on receiving your Blue badge!!
Presenting Travis with his badge is David Weiland.
 
 
Another Chili Fest in the books!
It was a day filled with work, friendship, fun and serving Chili.  
Thank you to all of our Sponsers!!

 

Noon Rotary’s own, Robert Hite from CERT & CART gave a program about the local response teams.  

Community Emergency Response Team, CERT & Child Abduction Response Team, CART.  A voluntary certified group that helps in searches, abductions, and sadly recovery. 

 
The guest speaker for the noon meeting was Brian Toole, Director of County Development. Brian gave us an overview of the various duties of his office that include policies, permits, regualtions, engineering, and development of RV - tiny home communities and housing developments in Hunt County.
The county development office can be reached via email at: development@huntcounty.net or phone (903) 408-4204
 
 
Nathan Paredez is issued his blue badge by membership chair, David Weiland.
 
 
Colonel Gerald Kichan (RET.) spoke to the Greenville Rotary club about his book, From Saddle to Parachute. The book, a photo-biography provides glimpses into the military service of Polish officer CPT. Jerzy Z. Fijalkowski-Bereda, who started as a cavalry cadet officer assigned to the Warsaw Mechanized Brigade and ended his service as one of the highest decorated soldiers of the 1st. Polish Independent Parachute Brigade.
 
 
President Duane Gaulden and Club Service chair David Weiland present a check to the Hunt County Children's Advocacy Center's Executive director Holly Robinson and Director of donor development Amy Melton.
 
Busy day at the Greenville Texas Rotary Club!!
Haeley Arnold and James Steele finalized their membership requirements by giving a three min speach before membership chair, David Weiland, presented blue badges to all the new members of the club.
Congratulations to all that received their blue badges!
 
 
 
Rotary celebrated GISD student and teacher of the month for January during the weekly meeting. This months GISD student of the month, Isabella Freeman, Ryla camp participant and member of the GISD Interact club. 
Teacher of the month is Coach Roy Price. Coach Price is at the Travis Intermediate campus. 
Congragulations to you both!!
 
Blake Taylor give his 3 minute speach. One more step towards his blue badge.
 
 
 
 
Please help us welcome Dr. Rose Ngishu, MD, Internal Medicine to Greenville.
Dr. Ngishu spoke about the importance of having a primary care physician, someone that can help develop evidence based, simple and effective wellness plans. 
 
Dr. Ngishu's office:
4501 Joe Ramsey Blvd.
Suite 100
903-408-5800
 
Health is Wealth, without nothing else matters!
 
The guest speaker for the meeting was the Greenville Tourism Manager, Stacy Foley. Stacy shared several local attractions that draw people from all over to visit Greenville. A couple she shared were the Audie Murphy Museum/American Cotton Museum, Kety Tree Farm and the Farmers Market. 
 
 
 
What a special treat we had during our meeting.
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause dropped by the noon meeting to spread some holiday cheer. 
Thank you for taking time out of your day and visiting with us!
 
 
David Ellis is presented his Blue badge by club membership chair David Weiland.
 
 
 
Travis Potter, Vice President of Business Development for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District was the vocational speaker for the month of December.
We are blessed to have such an amazing healthcare facility in Hunt County.
 
 
President Duane Gaulden presents the Greenville Rotary Clubs December Teacher of the Month, Jennifer Caldwell, teacher at STEM @ Crockett. 
 
Christmas party was fun!! We played some games, sang some songs and laughed as the Texas Road house & Home Depot gift cards kept exchanging hands.
Not only was it a night of fun but also an opportunity to give back. Gift cards were collected to be donated to CASA.
 
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.
Congratulations!!
 
 
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
https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/registration
 
 
 
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.

To learn more about the National Champions you can visit: http://www.theironlions.com/
Or check out this news story: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/texas-greenville-high-school-solar-car-team-makes-history-cross-country-race/287-7b38704a-6a0e-4a7a-81b7-ca3fe968e553
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
For tickets visit WWW.SHOWTIMEATTHEGMA.COM
 
 
 
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.
Congratulations!!
 
 
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.
Visit them on Facebook:
Sponsor or make a donation via the link:
 
 
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, www.spbhRotary.org, 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 @ spbhrotary@gmail.com. To see all slide photos click the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dSG1zXzKKhDZjqIkrBfgiNwyV9nPWFiE?usp=drive_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 https://www.ci.greenville.tx.us/Calendar.aspx
 
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. leadingwithquestions.com.
 
 
 
 
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: https://CottonMuseum.com
 
 
 
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.
#District5810Proud
#ImagineRotary
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    sw@drugfreegreenville.org
 
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 LonghornAEC.com 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.  www.joindda.org 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 Tamc.edu/CID
 
 
 
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

903-883-5190

keithq@verizon.net

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.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Don McBride
    July 3
  • Ginger Womble
    July 9
  • Keli Aiken
    July 28
  • Bob Arrington
    July 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Beth McBride
    July 12
  • Wayne Sickels
    July 12
  • Jane Herbst
    July 14
  • James Patterson
    July 24
  • Sheila Ellis
    July 26
Anniversaries:
  • Gloria Jordan
    Bob
    July 10
  • Roxanne Turner
    Butch Turner
    July 17
  • Troy Brakefield
    Crystal Brakefield
    July 20
Join Date:
  • Dale Romine
    July 1, 2022
    2 years
  • Roz Lane
    July 9, 2016
    8 years
  • Kim Quimby
    July 11, 2007
    17 years
  • C.J. Johnston
    July 12, 2023
    1 year
  • Misty Britain
    July 20, 2005
    19 years
  • James Steele
    July 24, 2023
    1 year
  • Gloria Jordan
    July 30, 2003
    21 years