The Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North would like to welcome you to visit our website. Here you will read about how we volunteer to serve, our membership, our community projects, our youth services and our international projects.
Welcome to our Club!
Wichita Falls North

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Jimmy’s Egg Restaurant .
at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Midwestern Parkway
3801 Midwestern Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
United States of America
Our meetings are in person. Contact Troy Secord to arrange a livestream connection if you are unable to attend in person.
 
Friday Morning 7 AM Meeting on Aug 12, 2022 will be held at
Jimmy’s Egg Restaurant
at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Midwestern Parkway.
 
Great Speakers - guests are always welcome, both in person or virtually
Speaker coordinator
Aug 12, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors meeting
Aug 19, 2022
District Governor Dan Steele’s official visit
Aug 26, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Sep 02, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Sep 09, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Sep 16, 2022
Speaker coordinator
Sep 23, 2022 7:00 AM
Meeting Coordinator
Sep 30, 2022 7:00 AM
Upcoming Events
Wichita Falls North Rotary Stories 
 
 
The Wichita Falls North Community Services committee develops a “plan of action” for the 2022-23 Rotary year.
 
 
 The committee, co-chaired by Joe Clement and Mike Crocker, culled through the many project ideas that members of the Wichita Falls North Rotary Clubs can do with the resources they have. A lot of planning goes into these events. Timing must be established and coordinated with the organizations we are serving, committee chairs need to be appointed and resources must be confirmed and scheduled. We are going to have a very busy year. 
 
Members of the Sheppard Air Force Base Squadron 364 were treated to a "Hot Dog Cook" last June 28th by members of the Wichita Falls Rotary Club
 
June 28th was a busy day for Wichita Falls Rotary club as they provided members of our adopted squadron to a hot dog lunch
 
Later that evening, members of WFNRC got together again for their annual Induction Ceremony to celebrate the induction of our new president and Board of Directors. 
Wichita Falls North and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Clubs Presidents Clint Wood and Bruce Gray lead a Caravan of RYLA Campers to Tarleton State University in  Stephenville, Texas. WFSWRC member Jack Brown drove the 3rd vehicle.
 
The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will Develop leadership skills, Increase self-confidence, teach proper social and business etiquette, Observe how city government operates, Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility, Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting including the Rotary 4 Way Test, Participate in a community service project and Participate in a global political exercise.
 
Team Gunnell leads the way.  Matt Milhollon, Cashin Poole, Spencer Smiser, Matt Gunnell, Bill Neale, and Ajay Kumar deploying and returning flags in the Edgemere Addition of Wichita Falls.
 
 
Deploying and returning over 500 flags for each of 5 flag holidays takes teamwork. And, Team Gunnell is just one of our teams that volunteer for this Service Project/Fund Raiser. The American Flag display gives our city a festive,  patriotic look and the money realized from this program is donated to a number of worthwhile projects in our community and world.  
 
 
Club President Clint Wood shown here demonstrating “walking with blindness”. 
 
Clair Walker discusses products offered by Beacon Lighthouse for the blind
 
Claire informed us about how she became visually impaired. She said that the main product produced by The Beacon Light House for the Blind is cleaning supplies. She passed examples around. She described types of blindness and used President Clint to demonstrate what it is like to walk as a blind person.
 
 
It was with great pleasure that Larry Gunnell, Matt Milhollon's membership sponsor was able to pin our newest member.
 
Past District Governor Troy Secord inducting Matt Milhollon as Larry Gunnell (his sponsor) looks on.
 
Mathew "Matt" Milhollon is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.  He is married, with no children.  He is interested in involvement in Downtown Development. Congratulations Matt!
 

 
 
New playground equipment was dedicated at Rotary Park in Wichita Falls on Sunday, May 15th. 
 
 
 
This playground equipment was a joint project of the 3 Rotary Clubs of Wichita Falls; Wichita Falls Rotary Club, Wichita Falls North Rotary Club and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club. Last fall, $53,000 project check was provided to the City of Wichita Falls Recreation Department who oversaw the purchase and installation of the playground. On May 15th the new playground was dedicated.
For club members, literacy is one of the most important missions of the Wichiat Falls North Rotary Club. Providing books that youngsters are excited to read is one of the ways the club contributes to the effort.
 
Last week, several books were donated to the Scotland Park Elementary School library.Shown in photo from left to right, Mike Crocker, Joe Clement, school librarian, Joe Clement, Gary Southard, Ann Lucas, and Clint Wood.
 
 
Literacy is one of the seven areas of focus that Rotary clubs throughout the world strive to improve both in their own communities and thourghout the world. Our club members have choosen to support our local elementary school, Scotland Park ES in many different ways throughout the year. Last week, one of those ways was by presenting a donation of books to the schools library. It was gratifying to see the hand written notes of gratification on the banner in the photo.
 
 
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022 the Rotary Club of Wicita Falls North had a “hot dog cook” in support of a blood dive at Sheppard Air Force Base.
 
 
 
In the picture above is Mike Crocker stirring the chili. We also had a few weenies on the grill! Texas Blood Institute drew the blood. The troops did the bleeding and Rotary North did the feeding! It was a lot of fun. Club members present were: Troy Secord, Jeani Secord, Clint Wood, Gary Southard, Mike Crocker and Tom Sheriff.
 
 
 
Congratulations to Joseph McCollum, April 2nd, 2nd place winner of the District 5790 Decarur Regional 4 Way Test Speech Contest.
 
 
 
For the priveledge of competing at this regional contest, Joseph had to compete and win 1st or 2nd place the Witchita Falls North and Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Clubs speech contests held March 8, 2022. At that contest, judges selected two winners to be selected to regional contests. The 2nd place winner was Nicole Stancik who was the 1st place winner representing Witchita Falls Southwest Rotary at the Grapevine Regional on March 26th. And, Joseph was the 1st place winner who went to the Decature Regional where he placed #2 in that contest. Both Joseph and Nicole will be competing in the District contest. on May 14th in East Fort Worth.
 
Competing students were requited to deliver a 5 minute speech on what the "Rotary 4 Way Test means to me."
So, what is the Rotary 4 way test? 

 

 
 
Sgt. Dan Buessing from the Texas Department of Public Safety was our program speaker. Sgt. Buessing talked about the subject of “Texas Border Security".
 
 
Much has been said in media and by our politicians about border security along the Texas Border. But, Sgt Buessing is tasked with making our border secure on a daily basis. His speech shed light on the every day tasks he and his staff have to do in order to make our country safe.
 
Contestants at the 4-Way Test Speech Contest: (L to R) Luken McCullum (winner), Nicole Stancik, Angela Duron and Brandon Huynh. Our own President Clint is at the far right!
 
The Wichita Falls 4-Way Test Speech Contest was held 3-8-2022. It was a great time and all of the speeches were outstanding! The first place prize money was $1,000.00 and all contestants went home with money. 
 
Congratulations to Luken McCullum. Luken will be heading to the Regional Contest in Decatur on April 2nd.
 
 
Every year Wichita Falls North Rotary gives dictionaries to the 3rd Graders at Scotland Park ES. These dictionaries are theirs to keep hopefully through their college years. Teachers tell us that for 3rd grade students these dictionaries are the most effctive tool possible for learning how to read and write. And, the children enjoy having their very own dictionary.
Buddy Bench Project
A Story in the Channel 6 News about the Buddy Bench
Wichita Falls three Rotary Clubs donate playground funds for Rotary Park
 
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Club Executives & Directors
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Rotary International in the news
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be 2024-25 Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Recognizing a woman’s worth

Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women

RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

Our Service Projects
Members built bunk beds for Rainbow House
Members bagging supplies for Interfaith Ministries
Members serving for CPS Hot Dog Feed
The Mission of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North
To address and meet the needs of our local community and internationally.  Our members build lasting friendships and memories.  We like to have FUN!”
 
Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and our club (one of over 32,000 clubs worldwide) and its members are committed to service in the Denton, Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Cities and Shady Shores communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting our vocations and our youth. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.