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Lewisville, TX 75057
United States of America
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Pass-the-Gavel
Jun 24, 2021
Upcoming Events
Lewisville Morning Rotary Stories
 
Have you marked your calendar yet?  Our annual Pass the Gavel is right around the corner.
6/24/21 6pm at the Rusty Beagle
 
President Mark Smith will be handing over the gavel to Dr. Traci Petteway
Awards will be given out by President Mark, and new board members will be inducted. 
Dinner is off the Rusty Beagle menu on their patio.  Each member will be responsible for their own dinner and cash bar.
It is also a time to reflect on what we accomplished in 2020-21.  ZOOM has been our way to meeting this pass year so, our “Pass the Gavel” will be extra special as we all get together for this event.  Sign up on line or let Marilyn Pokorny or Chery Brennan know. Remember to include your spouse or significant other or others.   
 
The Empty Seat reminds us all this Memorial Day of those who have given their lives in the Armed Forces in service of our nation.

 
 
 "For the second year in a row, Memorial Day looks a little different than in years past. In many cases, our backyard barbecues and get-togethers are replaced by video chats and other marvels of modern technology." Mark Smith, President Lewisville Morning Rotary
With their Trophy Trash on display, members of the Lewisville Morning Rotary and Hebron High School Interact clubs demonstrate their efforts to Keep Lewisville Beautiful at KLB's Annual Adopt-a-Spot Clean-up Days.
 
Club members volunteered to pick-up trash along our Adopt-a-Spot on Garden Ridge and in the field between I 35 and the Home Depot store last Saturday, April 17, 2021.
 
Who knew that Past President Tom Rowe
was the Basketball Guru of Lewisville in the
2021 Bracket Challenge to End Polio Now!
 

We had a little March Madness Fun?  The bracket challenge winner gets 50% of the winnings!  Don't worry,  you don't have to be a basketball guru to play. That's what they said.  Did Tom end up guessing most of the time on these? Or, does he have some hidden expertise? Congratulations TOM!

 

 
Earlier this month, Hebron's Milen Palous won the
Lewisville Morning Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest.
On March 27th she competed against 11 other high school 
contestants, placing 4th with another great speech.
 
Congratulations Milen! The District 5790 Contest Chair Lori Richardson Glovier reported "I am happy to announce the results of our successful Regional (first of two) Four Way Test Speech Contest which was held on March 27th via Zoom!  
 
11 students participated and the top 4 winners are:
 
 
Lewisville Morning Rotary Club provided dictionary's for
3rd Graders at 11 schools in the Lewisville Independent School District.
Theirs to keep, the dictionary's enhance their learning skills for a lifetime.
 
Our Rotary club has been providing dictionary's for 3rd graders in LISD for several years. Even with the disruption caused by the pandemic, we continued with the project. Although, this year members were unable to personally present the books to the children, we continued the program. Staff members at the the 11 schools partnered with us by carefully distributing them in a way that they were absolutely free of contamination by the Covid 19 virus. One of those staff members was Callie Craddock at Mill Street Elementary school.
The 2021 Four Way Test Speech Contest was
hosted by Lewisville Morning Rotary Club
Covid pandemic style with 4 fantastic speeches.
 
Contestants (left to right) Hunter Waine, McKinley Jasmine Harbor, Devon Cartwright, Milen Paulose. 
 
As in past years the contest was held during our regular 7 AM meeting on Thursday, March 4th. The major difference of course is that our meeting was virtual and that our 4 contestants gave their speeches from an isolated class room so they could take off their mask and perform as they would in a normal contest except with a digital audience. All the speeches were fantastic. The final selection of the winner by our judges was not an enviable challenge.
 
 
Our members partnered with Westside Baptist Church
and Carter BloodCare to obtain 19 blood donations.
Donations will save 57 lives in a time when donations are
badly needed due to the pandemic impact.
 
Shown here are members Gordon Roe, Deanna Perkins, Mark Smith, Ray Bowens and Terry Kasen
 
Our blood drive held at Westside Baptist Church this past weekend was a success!   We had 19 donors show up and Carter BloodCare collected 15 units of whole blood and 4 units of red blood cells.
 
Club President Mark Smith says "thanks to everyone who donated, supported, and advertised the blood drive for making it a success!  A special thanks to Ray Bowens for coordinating with his church on allowing us to use their facilities, and for help getting some extra donors!"
 
The Lewisville Morning Rotary Club's annual 3rd grade Dictionary Project is a success.
Following health guidelines, we delivered over 1000 dictionaries to 11 Lewisville elementary schools.
Thank you to the following volunteers for coordinating, labeling, and delivering dictionaries for LISD 3rd graders:
Charlene Dierks, Maithen Fluhrer, Neal Fluhrer, Bob Troyer, Marilyn Pokorny, John Pokorny, Deanna Perkins, Tom Rowe, Mark Smith, and Bob Troyer.
 
 
To see the video, view this newsletter online by clicking at the top of the email page  "click here to view online"
 
 
 
Lewisville Morning Rotary Members continue 
the 3rd Grade Dictionary Project in 2020-2021
in spite of Covid 19 pandemic limitations.
 
Members labeled over 1000 dictionaries today which will go to 3rd graders at 11 LISD schools. We were able to mask-up and socially distance in a large room to get the job done! Next step is to deliver to the schools! #lewisvillemorningrotary #PeopleOfAction #ServiceAboveSelf
 
Thank you to Deanna Perkins for her leadership in organizing the labeling event, Charlene Dierks for working with the schools and coordinating dictionaries needed at the schools. Thank you also to the labelers Maithen and Neal Fluhrer, Bob Troyer, Charlene Dierks, Mark Smith and Deanna Perkins. Thanks also to Marilyn Pokorny for preparing over 1000 labels. 
 
 
Lewisville Morning Rotary members
encouraged to participate with
Reading Partners of North Texas
Or, at Community in Schools of North Texas
 
At our January 14th weekly virtual Rotary meeting, Club President, Mark Smith presented a fantastic opportunity, particularly those of us home bound by the pandemic to to volunteer with Reading Partners of North Texas. Our club members have a passion for supporting learning and literacy. We support via our dictionary project, our annual perfect attendance awards at Central Elementary School and by participating in various CES reading programs throughout the year. Unfortunately, the pandemic has limited what we can do not only to protect the students but ourselves as well. The Reading Partners of North Texas will allow our members to volunteer virtually. Click here to learn more and sign up. 
 
Club members will also consider a similar "mentor" program offered by Community in Schools North Texas. For more information on "mentors", click here. As a result of pandemic safety procedures, the mentor program is now virtual. The club is inviting the volunteer manager of volunteers to visit a future meeting to discuss the program.
Instead of the traditional Breakfast with Santa
at the Lewisville Holiday Stroll this year
Club members opted for much simpler version
to keep the community and ourselves safe.
Adapting to Covid 19 safety practices created a much different Holiday Stroll experience for Lewisville Morning Rotary members and the community. 
 It's Tradition! Every Saturday after Thanksgiving several members
volunteer for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Duty Fundraiser
at Sam's Club in Lewisville. This year was different. Thank you to members Deanna Perkins, Traci Petteway, Jeff Lighton, Ray Bowens, Tom Rowe, Bob Troyer and Mark Smith for volunteering to cheer on the kettle donors. Their efforts raised over $600 for the Salvation Army.
Lewisville Morning Rotary members provide
Veterans Recognition Program for residents for
the Pinewood Hills Retirement Community
in Flower Mound, Texas
 
Lewisville Morning Rotary members Mark Smith, Mary Jones, Frank Hebb and Bob Troyer provided a veterans recognition ceremony for the residents of the Pinewood Hills Retirement Community on Veterans Day 2020.
A new library book is donated in the
name of our weekly speaker to the 
Central Elementary School Library.
 
This photo shows member John Pokorny delivering several donated books to the Central ES library staff Wednesday, November 4th. Each book was signed by one of the guest speakers our club has hosted during recent Rotary meetings. Lewisville Morning Rotary has had a long tradition and passion for improving literacy. Whether that means volunteering to read at Read Across Central, providing bikes for students with perfect attendance, refurbishing 10 schools in the tribal lands of India, providing dictionaries to 11 Title I schools or simple donating dictionaries to our adopted school, Central Elementary School, our members are passionate about helping students succeed in school.
Pictured here is one of the Lewisville Morning Rotary
Hero's of the environment, Tom Rowe volunteering at the
Lewisville Convenience Center to safely collect
and dispose of Hazardous Household Waste.
 
Our other hero is Mary Jones. Mary and Tom alternate in volunteering with city team. Lewisville Morning Rotary Club members have been volunteering with the City of Lewisville Hazardous Household Waste collection team for over 20 years. Many changes in process have occurred over the years as we have adapted to the needs of the community. The changes caused by Covid 19 are no different.
 
Lewisville Morning Rotary Club is partnering
with the Denton County Veterans Coalition to
seek donations of sox and gloves for homeless 
veterans in Denton County area.
 
Our veterans have served and protected us. Some have fallen on hard times and are homelessness. Please help us provide sox and gloves to these vets. Please drop off your donation of new sox and or gloves at one of the Jim Verfurth family of restaurants; Verf's Grill and Tavern, Shoal Creek Tavern and Lambeau's America Kitchen and Taps. You can also drop off new sox and gloves at Kwik Kar Vista Ridge.
 
Members of Lewisville Morning Rotary Club
Volunteered on World Polio Day (Oct 24th) to
Pedal for Polio at the Shops of Highland Village
raising funds for End Polio Now.
 
Rotary International has had a 35 year effort to eradicate polio world wide. As a result of the efforts of clubs like ours, Rotary International, the CDC, WHO and the Gates Foundation, polio has been eradicated in all but two countries; Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our team joined several other teams throughout our district in North Central Texas to raise funds to eradicate polio in those final two countries. Thank you to team members Maithen Fluhrer, Mark Smith, Samba Sey, Marilyn Pokorny and John Pokorny. Each has set up donation sites for members of the community to donate on their behalf. To donate click below.
Lewisville Morning Rotary Club volunteers
serve at CCA October 24th to distribute over
60 Shopping Carts filled with food and family items
to needy families in the Lewisville area.
 
Our people-of-action at this event were Deanna Perkins, Taylor Bancroft, James Feigel and Bob Troyer. Thank you for your service. Our next opportunity to volunteer at CCA is November 7th. Because of pandemic safety practices, CCA only allows 4 volunteers at each event. Click here to sign up.
 
A virtual fundraiser that puts the
fun in virtual FUNdraising - visit
 
 
Get ready for the holidays while helping Lewisville Morning Rotary with our community service projects & support local community organizations like the Salvation Army, Christian Community Action (CCA), End Polio, LISD Dictionary Program, Youth Programs, and more! We’re having a virtual wine and food pairing event on Friday, November 6th at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Click here to register.
Flag Program Video

 

 

Many of our subscribers have sent us photo's of the flag that the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club and BSA Troop 9168 erect in their front yards on the major holidays of the year. Lewisville Area Flags offers two subscription opportunities. Tier I Subscription with 6 holidays and Tier II Subscription with 10 holidays. This video shows the photo's we have received. To learn more about the Lewisville Area Flag Program please click here

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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President
Director at Large
End Covid in Denton County
Members of the 13 Rotary clubs in Denton County are volunteering to partner with the Denton County Health Department and other organizations such as CarterBloodCare to bring an end to the pandemic in our area. To learn more how you can volunteer click endcovidindentoncounty.org
On an annual basis our members have the opportunity to participate in 60 community projects.
Projects range from literacy, to disease prevention, to water and sanitation etc.
Members choose the projects that best fit their time and life style.
If you are interested in learning more, click
"membership inquiry" in menu bar.
Our Costa Rica Dental Project
 
 
Volunteers from the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club had a very successful trip to Costa Rica to co-host a Health Fair in Tirrases, Costa Rica
To pledge your support for his project please click here.
 
We are proud of our partnership with BSA Troop 9168
They meet the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday at VFW Post 9168 Grand Hall in Lewisville
Click here for BSA Troop 9168 info
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