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Texas State District 64 Representative Dr. Lynn Stucky Sharing Updates from the 2019 Legislative Session


Texas State District 64 Representative Dr. Lynn Stucky joined us September 12, 2019 to share updates from the recent legislative session.

Karen McDaniels Receives the Distinguished Service Award 2018-2019


Karen McDaniels was selected by club member votes to receive the Distinguished Service Award for 2018-19.

An Update From Our International Service Project in Costa Rica


We’re just back from our International Service Project in Costa Rica. Last week we had a big team to refurbish the Sustainability House.  Four District 5790 Clubs, Interactors, Rotary St Louis and many student volunteers.

Corrin Retzer Named Rotarian of the Year 2018-2019


At the Annual Installation Dinner for the Denton Rotary Club, Corrin Retzer was honored as Rotarian of the Year for 2018-2019. Congratulations, Corrin, and thank you for all you do.

Join Denton Rotary in our quest to being a vibrant club.  In order to achieve excellence as an organization, Rotary Clubs must have a plan to "make things happen" within a club culture where "members own the process" and are engaged beyond personal gain for the common good.  Join us as we begin our journey of exploration to become a vibrant club. 
We seek your input in our club culture, our direction that we intend to head, and a general plan of action as to how to reach our goals.  Being a Vibrant Club all starts with you - our members - and without you, we cannot do what we seek out do.  Join us this year in conversation as we explore our club interests and intentions.  Lead by PDG Dr. Gene Davenport, our conversation to becoming a vibrant club will begin July 11th, 2019 in our regular club meeting assembly.   
Before July 1st, 2019 - please complete the survey by clicking the photo above or going to this link
Thank you for your service above self and for your engagement in our club.

An Update from Our Costa Rica Project!

Karen McDaniels reports, "We continue to train the women in the Global Grant project to be tour guides. The women and the trainers (Veronica, Sallie, Cathy and Karen) now have a close bond with the women who are eager to learn. Each morning of class, we begin with 1 hour for ESL to encourage them to improve their English speaking skills."
"We also met twice with our Host club – Club Rotario Cartago. From left to right they are: Veronica (Rotarian to be), Sallie (Arlington Morning Rotary Club), Cathy Henderson (Denton Morning Rotary Club), Maru (Cartago Rotary Club), Rita (Cartago Rotary Club), Karen McDaniels (Denton Noon Rotary Club), Jimmy (Cartago Rotary Club), Marie (Cartago Rotary Club), Carlos (Cartago Rotary Club) and front: Mario Rivera Solano (Cartago Rotary Club President)."
Pass The Piggy Bank for Polio Plus
On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Wynne Ritch from the Greater Van Nuys Rotary presented Denton Rotary President Randy Robinson with a Rotary Piggy Bank to help raise money for Polio Plus.

Carla Ruge of the Denton ISD Discusses Vocational Needs in Denton County
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Denton Rotary heard from Carla Ruge about how Denton ISD is working to improve students’ lives and our communities by helping with vocational education—engineering, health sciences, cosmetology, culinary arts, etc. So many fantastic programs! 



Rob Seay presents Austin his Award


Mr. Austin Lowrie


was honored by the Club at our January 17th meeting as our

Exceptional Student of the month 

Thank you to his teacher for introducing us to this outstanding young man.

And a big thank you to his Mom and Grandfather for joining us, too!

Rotarian Dr. Vince Baugher, D. C., Presents Check to Support Costa Rica Project 

For more information about the Costa Rica Project and how you might get involved, contact Karen McDaniels @


Join us as we raise the final $2000 for our Rotary Global Grant # 1978399
An Eco Tourism Business for Rural Women of Costa Rica

Location:   Black Box Theater at 318 E Hickory Street, Denton 76201 
Parking at Patterson Appleton Center Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
Date:    Friday, January 18, 2019
Time:    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
$20 per person includes:
  • A commemorative Denton Rotary Club drink glass
  • Two drink tickets
  • Light hor d’oeuvres
  • Slideshow of our project
  • Silent auction
  • Live jazz by Denton’s own Mr. Joe Trio
For more information, contact Kathryn Langley @  940-395-6902 or Karen McDaniels @
Mark Burroughs Leads a Discussion About Membership Strategy
On Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, Denton Rotary spent the first club meeting of the new year discussing how to get more people involved in the good work that Rotary does. 

Rotarian Herman Oosterwijk exchanged club banners with fellow Rotarians in Accra, Ghana
Peggy Riddle from the Office of History & Culture will speak to the DRC, September 13, about, "Denton County History
Camilla Zimbal, Women Veterans of America, Denton Chapter to speak to DRC, September 6
Dana Lodge to present "North Texas Horse Country" to the DRC August 30
Welcome, Giovanna Furlan, our Denton Rotary Exchange Student from Trieste, Italy
Kerry Goree will speak to the DRC on August 16 about the Denton Blues Festival
Rotarian Karen McDaniel to speak August 9 about the Turrialba Network of Women Entrepreneurs Project in Costa Rica
Welcome, Bob Borders, to the Denton Rotary Club
Ray Stephens to present a program on Boys State and Girls State, August 2
Thank you American Legion Post 71 for providing our program today. A huge shout out to the students of Girls State, and Boys State for presenting their experiences to us today.  Left to right: Caroline T. from Ryan High School, Caleb B. from Guyer High School, Adan W. from Guyer High School, Kristen S. from Denton High School.
Terri Donsbach to speak to the DRC about Youth and Family Counseling, July 26
President Randy Robinson presents Paul Harris Plus One to Karen McDaniels and Paul Harris Plus Two to April Cain
Nathan Richardson to Speak to the DRC, July 19, “Denton County Friends of the Family Services and Basic Dynamics of IPV”
District Governor, Gerald Robinson, to Speak to the DRC, July 12, 2018
Outgoing President, Jim Engelbrecht and Incoming President Randy Robinson
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - OUTSTANDING ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR, Dick Pittroff
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - THE BROCK OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE, Mark Merki, Merki & Associates, P.C.
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, Stacha Vera
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, Brian Glenn
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, David Becker
Denton Rotary Avenues of Service 2018 - VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, James and Jeff King of Ramey King Insurance
Denton Rotary Five Avenues of Service 2018 - YOUTH SERVICES AWARD, Scott Spaulding
Georgina Ngozi, Executive Director of Greater Denton Arts Council to speak to the DRC, June 7
Leadership Denton, May 31, 2018
Kim Phillips from the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau will speak to the DRC on May 24
Julie Anderson, Program Manager for Keep Denton Beautiful, to speak to the DRC, May 10
Carolyn Gilbert to speak to the DRC on April 26
Lesly Gutierrez will present, “Growing Democracy & Unity, The Women's March,” April 19
Susan Carol Davis will tell the DRC about The Thin Line Festival, April 12

Celebrate the Spirit of America on six patriotic holidays.

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Delivery Map for Rotary Flags of Denton
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New from Rotary International
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive year

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive

Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone

Nigeria reaches crucial polio

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International

Fighting poverty on a small scale

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,