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What We`ve Been Up To
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
 
 
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:  cottonpatchchallenge.com
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 https://showtimeatthegma.com/events/
 
 
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  www.kickstarter.com/projects/tacosandchocolate/the-tacos-and-chocolate-diet?ref=project_build
 
 
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       poiemafoundation.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 www.wintexas.org.
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

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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Speakers
Drug Free Greenville-Shattered Dreams Recap
May 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Showing the highlights of this year's Shattered Dreams Event that was held February 28-March 2.
Judge Andy Bench from the 196th District Court
May 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Judge Bench will discuss some of Past, Present and Future Cases within the 196th District Court.
Dr. Ruth W. from Longhorn Arena and Events Center
Jun 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Discuss the various events taking place at their new facility
Dennisha Denny-RYLA
Jun 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth Leadership Exchange Students
No Program- Awards Assembly Week
Jun 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Rotary Club Annual Awards Assembly Meeting
Debbie Sickles Last Meeting
Jun 29, 2022 12:00 PM
The Rotary Year in Review. President's Message to Club.
W.D. Hilton-Hunt County Transportation Update
Jul 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Update Members on Road Construction Projects in Hunt County.
Brea McFrazier with Boys & Girls Club
Jul 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Brea was named "Youth of the Year" for the Boys and Girls Club of NE Texas
Rotary District Governor, Howard Templin
Aug 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Share the goals of Rotary International and District 5810 for the new Rotary year.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Gary Herbst
    May 7
  • Larry Mays
    May 12
  • John Coble
    May 17
  • Kami Williams
    May 19
  • Kim Quimby
    May 28
  • Byron Chitwood
    May 31
  • Travis Potter
    May 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Jennifer Owen
    May 16
  • Marlen Carter
    May 17
Anniversaries:
  • Richard Carter
    Marlen Carter
    May 17
Join Date:
  • Byron Chitwood
    May 1, 1989
    33 years
  • Troy Brakefield
    May 19, 2010
    12 years
  • Larry Mays
    May 22, 2004
    18 years
  • Tom Hosey
    May 22, 1996
    26 years
  • Ryan Shaw
    May 29, 2019
    3 years
  • Mike Fields
    May 31, 2021
    1 year