2019-20 Pacesetters'
President

Stephanie Duelm

welcomes you
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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

 

 
Home Page Stories
 
A BIG thank you to Frank & Kay Kay Allen for hosting our second Summerfest social. Everyone seemed to have fun with good food and good conversations. Another thank you goes to Angie Akmakjian for ending the party with a couple of fun games. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members Angie Akmakjian, Robert Breneman, Michelle Johnson, Joe Lopez, Jennifer Muirhead, Dave Nielsen, Monte Ramey, Steve Riddell, Kathryn Rotter, and Mike Strong volunteered Saturday, August 17th for REFRESH... They helped provide 2,100 students with school supplies. It was the club's first Community Service Project this Rotary year and we helped make it a success... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Thursday evening June 20th members Angie Akmakjian, Robert Breneman, Monte Ramey, Frank Allen and his wife Kay Kay, and Dan Davis and his wife Cathy attended member Sharon Cox's Retirement party at One Safe Place in Fort Worth... Congratulations Sharon and according to the photo below, fun was had by all...
 
 
 
On Friday June 14th Bill Bracken presented 1st place winner Felicia Jones with a check for $500 and 2nd place winner Brooke Blanton with a check for $250...
 
 
Incoming Trinity Interact President Matthew Mitchell accepting "Service Above Self Award" for Ian Hampton $200 and Gwyneth Ndakaka $100...
 
 
 
Member Dan Davis presents the 12gauge over/under Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Shotgun to the 2019 Raffle Winner Miles Wicker. Dan sold Miles 5 raffle tickets, and this is the third gun that Miles has won through raffles. He must have the Miles touch...
 
 
Foundation Chairman Joe Lopez presented Paul Harris Pins with gem stones to members Frank Allen, Gary Duncan, and Bill Bracken... Darryl Kussmaul and John Larriviere also received pins, but were not present... Congratulations to all and thanks for supporting the Rotary Foundation...
 
 
On Friday, May10th Membership Director Joe Harrington installed our newest club member Mike Strong. Mike's classification is Realtor and his sponsor is John Larriviere. Ed Markey stood in for John during the initiation. Please welcome Mike when you see him...
 
 
President Bill Bracken presents Key senior Reagan Conley a check for $600 for being the first Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club student of the year...
 
 
 
 
Sixteen years ago member Sharon Cox founded the non-profit organization "The Ladder Alliance" whose mission is to provide women victims of domestic violence and low-income women with the tools to lead self-reliant, independent and successful lives. She started with a contribution of $200 from each board member with no employees. This year the budget is over $750,000 with several full time employees. On Friday April 26th The Ladder Alliance held their 7th annual "It's In The Bag" fundraiser and it was the last function that Sharon would oversea as the Executive Director. She leaves a thriving organization that would not be the success it is without her vision and determination. We all should be proud that we know her and that she exemplified Rotary's "Service Above Self"... I know I do...
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, April 13th members Stephanie Duelm, Michelle Johnson, Joe Lopez, Jolly Kahunde, Bill Bracken, Monte & Katy Ramey, and Frank & Kay Kay Allen volunteered at the Tarrant Area Food Bank. According to Stephanie it was very hard work, but very satisfying...
 
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...

 

• www.ACHservices.org

 

 
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... 
 
 
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On North Texas Giving Day 2018 Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club donated the following;
 
- $300.00 to ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN
- $300.00 to ACH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
- $1,300.00 to CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING LIVES
- $1,300.00 to COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT CENTER
- $300.00 to THE CLUBHOUSE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
- $1,300.00 to THE LADDER ALLIANCE
- $1,300.00 to MISSION CENTRAL METROPLEX, INC. 
- $4,732.00 to 6 STONES MISSION NETWORK
- $500.00 to YMCA OF METROPOLITAN FORT WORTH
- $1,611.00 to MALAYIKA RESCUE MISSION
 
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...
 
 
 
 
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