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 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...
John Biggan became our newest member on Friday, June 22nd. John has a PhD and is the Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Transforming Lives in Fort Worth. He was initiated by our Membership Director Wil Griffin, and his sponsor is Bill Bracken. His classification is Non-Profit... Please Welcome John when you see him...
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...
Wil Griffin presents Joel Hueske with the Admiral Award for going above and beyond in his efforts at directing the Four Way Speech Contest year after year... Congratulations Joel...
On Saturday, May 12th an Open World Delegation from Ukraine arrived to spend the week learning about the best practices in child welfare, adoption, and foster care. They met with eleven different organizations, and took back beneficial knowledge that they will be able to use in Ukraine. We want to thank Bill Bracken for organizing this delegation and for housing members along with Frank Allen and Joel Hueske. They, along with Robert Breneman, transported the members throughout the week. New friendships were formed...
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...
Tom Hoover of the Keller Rotary Club became our sixth winner of the Shot Gun Raffle Fundraiser. Tom purchased one ticket from member Wil Griffin, and Bill Bracken presented him with the 12 gauge Beretta Silver Pigeon shot gun on Monday May 31st... 
On Saturday April 21st Trinity Interact members plus members Michelle Johnson and Frank Allen (with wife Kay Kay) participated in the CPR Six Stones event. The CPR program is designed to provide help to those homeowners who are in the greatest need of assistance and are unable to perform the necessary work themselves...
We would like to welcome our newest member Joe Lopez. Joe was inducted by Membership Director Wil Griffin and Ed Markey is his sponsor. Joe's classification is Public Relations...
left to right: David Johnson, Vivian Nguyen, Karley Singleton, & Bill Bracken
On Friday, April 13th the winners of the Interact Essay Contest presented their essays to our club, and winning checks were presented. 1st place went to David Johnson, 2nd place to Karley Singleton, and 3rd place to Vivian Nguyen. All winners were from the Interact club of LD Bell High School...
left to right: Dan & Cathy Davis, Sharon Cox, Stephanie Duelm, Frank & Kay Kay Allen
On Friday, April 13th members Dan, Stephanie, and Frank attended member Sharon Cox's "The Ladder Alliance" fundraiser that was titled It's in the BAG... The event was very successful and Dan's wife Cathy came away winning many silent auction items...

On March 20th member Sharon Cox was honored at a Tarrant County College Women's History Month luncheon and named a Woman of Excellence for her leadership at The Ladder Alliance.  It's awesome that her vision and hard work for our community is being celebrated!

On Wednesday, February 28th Trinity High School, LD Bell High School, and Birdville High School competed in the 16th annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at the Hurst City Hall. Fourteen students competed and the following were the winners; 4th Place - Amanda Greenwood - Trinity HS, 3rd Place - Haley Sawatis - LD Bell HS, 2nd Place - Kaley Hillhouse - Birdville HS, 1st Place - Colin Williams - Trinity HS... Colin and Kaley will compete in the Regional 4-Way Test Speech Contest at Texas Star Conference Centre on Saturday, April 21st...
For the third year in a row LD Bell High School won the Taylor Cup for the high school with the highest score at the 4-Way Test Speech Contest that was held on Wednesday, February 28th... Congratulation LD Bell...
Club Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Service
International Service
Public Relations
Golf Tournament Director
4 Way Test Essay Contest Director
Golf Tournament Director
Program Director
Meals on Wheels Director
Skeet Shoot Director
Village Library Director
Vocational Service
Skeet Shoot Director
New Generations Director
New Generations Director
4 Way Test Speech Contest Director
Open Date
Oct 19, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Wil Griffin
Oct 26, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
John Larriviere
Nov 02, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Monte Ramey
Nov 09, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Nov 16, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Old West Cafe
Nov 23, 2018 7:00 AM
Social Breakfast
Angie Akmakjian
Nov 29, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Stephanie Duelm
Dec 07, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Frank Allen
Dec 14, 2018 7:00 AM
To be announced
Old West Cafe
Dec 21, 2018 7:00 AM
Social Breakfast
Old West Cafe
Dec 28, 2018 7:00 AM
Social Breakfast
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