2018-19 Pacesetters'

Bill Bracken

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We meet @ 7:00 am every Friday morning at
the Texas Star Conference Center (Euless, TX)

Mid-Cities Pacesetters
Rotary Club #21499
P.O. Box 210421
Bedford, TX 76095


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On Friday March 15th Bill Bracken presented 1st place winner Jocelin Smith with a check for $500 and 2nd place winner Karla Rascon with a check for $250... 
District 5790 awarded the Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club 1st Place in the 2017-18 Youth Service Award. Above President Bill Bracken presents the award to our Interact advisor and teacher extraordinaire Jennifer Muirhead...

Mid-Cities Pacesetters hosted a party on Saturday, February 23rd for ACH Child and Family Services to match foster kids with adoptive parents. We had 20 kids, pizza, games, cookie decorating, and loads of fun. Many thanks to FUMC Hurst for use of the great facility. Also, many thanks to members Stephanie Duelm, Reggie Parr, Robert Breneman, Kathryn Rotter, Sharon Cox, Monte Ramey, Ed Markey, Jolly Kaunde, Bill Bracken, John Biggan, Steve Riddell, Dave Nielsen, and Angie Akmakjian for volunteering to make this event a success...


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On Friday, February 15th Membership Director Joe Harrington installed our newest club member Dave Nielsen. Dave's classification is Education and his sponsor is Joe Harrington. Please welcome Dave when you see him...
Thirty members and quests enjoyed our Christmas Party on Friday, December 14th at the Texas Star Dinner Theater  in Grapevine. It was two and half hours of fun with a good meal and  a good show. Robert even consoled the nun Sister Mary Agnostic on his lap. Three Hail Mary's followed...

Member Robert Breneman presents a check from the club to Pam Baker Hudson, Vice President for Development at the Community Enrichment Center. The $400 went to help with the cost of the food at the CEC Breakfast with Santa Event for underprivileged children. Thanks to all the members who contributed to the Bucket and those who volunteered at the event...



Members Michelle Johnson & Jennifer Muirhead got an early start flirting with Santa Clause at The Bluebonnet Society honoring the Women in Rotary at the Fort Worth Club December 1st...
President Bill Bracken and Secretary Stephanie Duelm were at the TCC Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on November 9th to honor the Chris Marshall Scholarship recipient, Richland High graduate, and Bedford resident Kyleigh Whitsell...
Again this year our club, along with the HEB Rotary Club, is distributing Dictionaries to the HEB Independent School District third graders. This last month our club has distributed nearly 1,000 Dictionaries to ten different elementary schools. Pictured above are the third graders at the W.A. Porter Elementary School after receiving their Dictionaries from members Angie Akmakjian & Sharon Cox. Congratulations to all that participated...
President Bill Bracken initiated Steve Riddell as our newest member of our Rotary club on Friday, November 9th. John Biggin is Steve's sponsor, and his classification is "Information Technology".  Please welcome Steve when you see him...
President Bill Bracken presents a check for $380.00 to Josh Santillan, Director & Founder of Central Arts of Bedford. This was an organization that our late member Ray Champney was very involved with. The donation was collected from our Bucket...
Member Joel Hueske presents member Frank Allen with the "The Admiral Award". The rotating award is presented to a member who has gone above and beyond in the service of the club. Congratulations Frank... 
On North Texas Giving Day 2018 Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club donated the following;
- $1,300.00 to THE LADDER ALLIANCE
The total amount of our donations was: $12,943.00
District Governor Gerald Robinson awarded "Rotary in Action" awards to Robert Breneman, Stephanie Duelm, and Reggie Parr. Not in photo are Frank Allen and Joel Hueske who also received the award...
Chris Marshall Memorial Endowed Scholarship
2018 Recipient – Kyleigh Whitsell
Kyleigh will graduate from TCC’s Northeast Campus in May 2019 with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, and then transfer to UNT to earn a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation to become an elementary school teacher.   She is the first generation in her family to attend college, and she graduated from Richland HS in 2017.  Neither of Kyleigh’s parents graduated from high school, so their wage earning capacity has always been low.  She remembers the family (that includes 4 children) being evicted from apartments – one after the other – due to lack of ability to pay rent.  “The one constant in my life was school – I always found joy, peace and consistency in my school classroom or hallways,” she writes. “That’s why I want to be a teacher – to give back to students the joy I received from school as a student.”  Kyleigh lives at home but is responsible for all of her living and educational expenses.  She works many hours a week for the income to pay her expenses…this scholarship is a blessing to her.  It allows her the opportunity to pay for tuition and buy all of her supplies; this will put her ahead as she begins to save for her costs at UNT.  Her words of thanks are below:
Dear Donor,
Thank you so much for not only gifting me this scholarship, but providing this scholarship in the first place – what a wonderful thing to do! The fact that you are willing to spend money on someone else’s future, with no gain for you, is awe-inspiring. I am extremely grateful that I am able to be the recipient of this award because now I can relax. I was worried about paying for books and supplies as well as the current bills I am already paying, so thank you for allowing me to breathe a sigh of relief and just focus on studying.
Thank you,
Kyleigh Whitsell
Thursday September 6th we held our annual fundraiser golf tournament. Unlike the previous years this tournament was in memory of our fellow Rotary member and friend Ray Champney. Joel Hueske & Frank Allen, along with their golf committee, organized and ran the tournament. It was extremely successful with 85 golfers and at least three times as much money raised than in previous years. Reggie Parr, Treasurer, announced that this years charity budget will be $17,500 which does not include the over $4,000 that has already been donated to Six Stones. 
On Saturday, July 28th we had our first social of the Rotary year at Frank & Kay Kay's house. Many members and quest enjoyed Frank's flank steak and Minnesota rice along with all the side dishes that were brought. The pool was a big hit with the kids, and it was a great time to get to know each other better. Thank for hosting Frank & Kay Kay…
Evelynn Kelly became our newest member on Friday, July 27th. Evelynn owns Shamrock Promotions Unlimited... Her classification is Specialty Advertising and her sponsor is John Larriviere... Please Welcome Evelynn when you see her...
Frank Allen passed the Gavel and swore in Bill Bracken as our new President for Rotary year 2018-2019. Please congratulate Bill and offer your help for a successful coming year...

Members Frank Allen & Bill Bracken, along with their wives, attended the "District Leadership Installation Dinner and Dance" at the Austin Ranch in Grapevine on Sunday, June 30th...
Interact Club sponsor, member Ms. Johnson, is awarded a $500 HEBISD Education Foundation Grant for her 45 degree Club. 45 degree is a mentorship group designed to train select students with life changing resources. Way to go, Ms. J...
Interact advisors Jennifer Muirhead and Michelle Johnson presented Jasmine Pathphom and Brianna Rhodes with the 2017-18 Interact Community Service Award at the Friday, May 18th club meeting. Jasmine accumulated the most hours volunteering for Interact and came in first winning $150, Brianna accumulated the second most hours and came in second and received $100...
This year our member Jennifer Muirhead was named Teacher of the Year for Trinity High School, and Secondary Teacher of the Year for the HEB Independent school district. Now Jennifer has completed the triple crown by winning the Rotary District 5790 Vocational Award Educator... Well done Jennifer... 
On Friday May 4th Bill Bracken presented 1st place winner Jeanette Martin with a check for $400 and 2nd place winner Kristian Vann with a check for $200... 
Last Saturday, April 28th, the Sixth Annual Skeet Shoot Fundraiser was held at the Fort Worth Trap & Skeet Club in Fort Worth. It was a beautiful day to shoot and for the first time a non-Dr Dan's team won the event. Monte Ramey's team "Ramey Raiders" outshot everyone. Congratulations Monte and your winning team...
Peter Charoonbara, member of the Ramey Raiders, won the trophy for individual high score...
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4 Way Test Speech Contest Director
4 Way Test Essay Contest Director
Program Director
Meals on Wheels Director
Skeet Shoot Director
Village Library Director
Vocational Service
New Generations Director
New Generations Director
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