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                 Mid-Cities Pacesetters
                   Rotary Club #21499
                      PO Box 210421
                   Bedford, TX 76095
           pacesettersrotary@gmail.com
                      (682) 292-8810
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On Wednesday, February 21st Trinity High School, LD Bell High School, and Birdville High School competed in the annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at the Hurst City Hall. Ten students competed and the following were the winners; 4th Place - Ledger Thigpin - Trinity HS, 3rd Place - David Foster - Trinity HS, 2nd Place - Rujala Nepal - L.D. Bell HS, 1st Place - Maheen Solaris Khalid - Trinity HS... Maheen and Rujala will compete in the Regional 4-Way Test Speech Contest.
 
This Friday the winners of the 4-Way Test Speech Contest will be entertaining us by reciting their winning speeches...
District Governor Pat Peters presents President Tito Rodriquz a certificate in honor of our 40th anniversary as a Rotary Club, a banner recognizing 100%-member participation in The Rotary Foundation "Every Rotarian, Every Year Club", and a banner recognizing 100%-member participation in The Rotary Foundation "100% Foundation Giving Club". Congratulations to all our members...
Members of the Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 course receiving their certificates at the end of the afternoon. The seminar was an interactive event with a focus on Rotary, Ethics and Vocational Service, the Rotary Foundation, Engaging Members, and Creating Service Projects. Member Robert Breneman participated, and has participate in Part II at the River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth on January 13th...
 
 
Member Monte Ramey, along with President Tito Rodriquez and District Governor Pat Peters, presents member Stephanie Duelm 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 Stephanie...
Last Friday night Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary’s Christmas and 40th anniversary party was a HIT!!!
Thank you to Bedford YMCA for the BEAUTIFUL venue thank you to Bubbles and Marquee Events for the 40. Thank you to Susan at Sweet Memories Cakes & Catering for our lovely dinner. Thank you to Bryan & Nansii to helping us with desserts and water. Thank you to our president Tito Rodriguez last night was great! Thanks to our committee and our leader Shelly! Love you all! We missed you Robert Breneman 
Seven members of our club volunteered at the "Serving Our Seniors" Thanksgiving Dinner at the Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Colleyville on Tuesday, November 14th. Many other members of our club contributed by providing food for about 85 seniors. It was a great success...
On Friday, September 15th Vocational Service Chairman Eric Millner presented Duvall Scholarships to 1st place winner is Rustin Jackson with a check for $500 and 2nd place winner Crystal Johns with a check for $250...
 
 
The Mid-Cities Pacesetters have given Mission Central a check for $2000, to support programs like the Village Library. This donation includes $1250 from our Rotary club plus a district grant of $750. Foundation chair Dave Nielsen delivered the check to Catherine Hollis and Treasure Ford at Mission Central's Village Library.
 
 

UNT Health Science Center hosted delegates from Poland last week as a part of the Open World Program facilitated by the Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club. The Bedford chapter of Rotary International. The campus visitors were here to learn about the U.S. health care system and were given an in-depth look at major systems in North Texas like HSC, John Peter Smith hospital and Cook Children’s hospital as well as others in the region.

“There is a list of about a hundred groups that want to come to the U.S. from the former Soviet Republic or Soviet satellites, like Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkistan and on and on,” said Bill Bracken, a Rotary Club representative. “Each of them identifies a theme related to what they want to learn about democracy when they come here. This particular group is focused on medical issues, especially oncology, blood work, cancer and related topics.”

With many stops to make, the delegates had about two hours on the HSC campus, which included a Q&A session with clinic and university leadership. The tour was organized by the director of corporate relations, Lee Ann Embry, in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Daria Mejnartowicz, the Polish delegate facilitator, said a highlight of the tour was her group’s visit to HSC’s Regional Simulation Lab, which utilizes cutting-edge technology, including lifelike mannequins and the first fully immersive 3-D medical training rooms in the state.

“What captivated me in your institution was the hospitality, great commitment and cordiality with which you welcomed our group,” said delegate facilitator Daria Mejnartowicz. “We felt honored and taken care of by your teachers and management staff. I especially liked the simulation rooms for nurses and radiologists, where you can study anatomy and pathoanatomy in depth using the Anatomage.”

Mejnartowicz noted that U.S. simulation centers typically have models of people with different skin colors, which are not available in Poland.

Jessica Rangle, HSC’s executive VP of Health Systems, said the sim lab is just one example of the types of on-campus resources that compel outsiders to take a closer look at HSC.

“Collaborations such as this become a force multiplier in enhancing the educational experience for learners,” she said. “It’s the inherently collaborative nature of HSC that opens up opportunities to share this knowledge with others. It was an honor to spend time with the Polish delegation, who were medical professionals and educators just like us who are seeking best practices to take back home.”

Along with representatives from the Bedford Rotary Club, Precinct 3 Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes helped orchestrate the visit.

The Bedford Rotary Club has organized six international visits over the past seven years, finding host families to house delegates for an immersive American experience. The Congressional Office for International Leadership funds the Open World Program.

On this visit, Polish delegates spent two days in Washington D.C. before flying into North Texas for the week. While most of their schedule was filled with experiences related to medicine, they also got a taste of Fort Worth with a visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, horseback riding at Camp Carter, barbecue and a trip to Billy Bob’s Texas.

Rangel said these types of international exchanges can only lead to better health care outcomes.

“With frequent international travel, we are all dealing with similar diseases, transmissions, research and care delivery,” she said. “Sharing best practices only enhances each other’s medical education delivery both locally and internationally.”

Mejnartowicz said HSC was one of two modern and innovative simulation centers the group visited while in North Texas.

“I noticed the great passion and commitment with which the teaching staff conducted our tour and proudly told us about their work,” she said. “I would like to be 20 years younger and become an HSC student.”

 

 

On Friday, November 11th seven members, and one prospective member, volunteered at Mission Central where they helped reorganize the food pantry... This was a true example of "Service above Self"...
 
 
The Birdville Independent School District recognized the Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club at the school board meeting on Thursday, July 28th, at 7:00 pm in grateful appreciation of our continued interest in the students of Birdville and our partnership with the district. President Jessica Bruda accepted the award along with members Robert Breneman, Angie Akmakjian, Dave Nielsen, Bill Bracken, and Phil Beckman...
 
 
 
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Speakers
4 Way Speech Contest Winners
Mar 01, 2024
Winning Speeches
Hannah Sewell, Director of Developement
Mar 08, 2024
Evergreen Life Services
Bruce Schultes
Mar 15, 2024 7:00 AM
disaster aid USA
Michael Rey & Sara Bland
Mar 22, 2024 7:00 AM
NTTA - update & future
Allison Breneman, Esq
Apr 26, 2024 7:00 AM
Criminal Defense Law