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Wichita Falls North

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Vantage Point Condo Home Owners Meeting Room
2100 Santa Fe
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.
No meeting on Friday Nov. 27, 2021 next meeting is
Friday Morning 7 AM Meeting on Dec. 3, 2021 will be at the 
Vantage Point Condominia on Santa Fe Street.
 
Wichita Falls three Rotary Clubs donate playground funds for Rotary Park
 
Great Speakers - guests are always welcome, both in person or virtually
Meeting Coordinator
Dec 03, 2021 7:00 AM
Meeting Coordinator
Dec 10, 2021 7:00 AM
Meeting Coordinator
Dec 17, 2021 7:00 AM
Upcoming Events
Wichita Falls North Rotary Stories 
 
Members of the three Rotary clubs in Wichita Falls joined Tuesday’s November 16, 2021 City Council meeting to present a check for $53,000 to Mayor Stephen Santellana.
 
Wichita Falls North joined the Rotary club of Wichita Falls Southwest and the Wichita Falls Rotary Club in a campaign to raise funds for Playground equipment at the corner of Hughes and, by Boys and Girls Club and Cunningham Elementary.    
 
 
When community non profits ask for help, sometimes their needs are unusual.
 
Rotarians at the Wichita Falls Rotary Club responded to unusal requests from Riverbend Nature Center and the Whispers of Hope Horse Farm.
 
The lead photo of this story shows River Bend Nature Centers Liz Martin and members Tom Sheriff and Mike Crocker with the donation of 4 popup tents to the folks at River Bend Nature Center.
 
Rotarian Mike Crocker shown delivering wash tubs
 
That same week club members donated 10 wash tubs to the Whispers of Hope Horse farm.
 
Members are gratified to have been able to serve the needs of the community in so many different ways.
 
Kris Gossum, from Interfaith Ministries, was the guest speaker at the Octoober 29th meeting. 

 
Kris gave members a great update on what is currently going on with Interfaith Ministries. The covid epidemic has affected everything. Our club donated a large amount of personal hygiene products to Interfaith Ministries to be distributed to their clients (see photo). 
 
Shown in photo is L to R:  Gary Southard, Lisa Gunnell, Larry Gunnell,  Ann Lucas,  Kris Gossum (Ex. Director of I.M.), Troy Secord, Mike Crocker and Club President Clint Wood.
Aaron Alejandro,  Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation provided an excellent presentationon “Mission Matters”
 
Club President Clint Wood and Arron Alejandro
 
He also spoke on many related subjects ranging from Boys Ranch to FFA providing not only a great update on these projects near and dear club members hearts, but extremely inspirational as well.
 
Member, Gary Southhard read a “Thank You” note from MSU for the Roberts Family Scholarship which were awarded last week. 
 
Congratulations Kristen Longo,
ceramics major at MSU for receiving the 2021 Ross Roberts Annual Scholarship Award.
 
Vocational Service Chair, Gary Southard shown here presenting Kristen Longo with a scholarship check. The award ceremony took place during our September 17 meeting held at the MSU campus. Representing the Roberts family was Keith and Risa (Roberts) Hillard, Kelly Roberts, Dylan Hillard and Madison (Hillard) Twilligear.
 
Ross Roberts was a charter member of the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club. He and his wife Colleen were both believers in the value of education. Ross was a civilian instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base. The $2000 scholarship established is funded 50/50 by the Ross family and the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club. The selection criteria was established by the MSU Fine Arts Department. Awardees are selected from one of the following departments on an annual basis: Drama Department, Art Department, Mass Communication Department and Music Department. This years selection, Kristen Longo is an Arts Department student. WFNRC has had a variety of majors receiving the award over the years including drama, vocational and instrumental arts.
 
 
Wichita Falls North Rotary club is one of several participating clubs for this project and is encouraging District 5790 clubs to join us. For more information regarding how your club can participate contact PDG Troy Secord.
 
The following message was received from Stuart Palmer for the Rotary Committee to improve the shantytown schools of Makhanda/Grahamstown, South Africa Rotary Club of Jackson Hole.
 
Dear Rotarians Friends who have pledged to this challenge,
 
 
Holiday High School students, Sara Southard, Kyla Coheley and Madison Price shared their RYLA experiences at the recent RYLA event at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
 
The Holliday High School students represented our club at the recent RYLA program at Stephenville. All had a wonderful experience as they went through the memorable leadership training.
 
Past President of Wichita Falls Rotary Club, Lisa Stephens-Musick provided an excellent description of the project that Wichita Falls Rotary Club is planning at Rotary Park, providing playground equipment.
 
Members of the Wichita Falls Rotary Club would like to partner with the Wichita Falls Southwest and the Wichita Falls North Rotary clubs to implement this project. Our club board of directors will consider the project at a future board meeting.
 
Joe Clement, recently retired At Risk Coordinator at Scotland Elementary School of Wichita Falls ISD was inducted as a member of the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club this past Friday (July 30th).
 
New member Joe Clement shown on right with Wichita Falls North RC Community Service Chair, Mike Crocker on left.
 
Joe was with the Wichita Falls ISD for 13 years prior to retirement. He spent the last 6 years as the At-Risk Coordinator at Scotland Park Elementary School. His career also includes a 30 year stint with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 30 years. He is veteran of the Air Force for 4 years.

He has been married to Laura for 30 years.  They have four sons and 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson.


 
 
 A Global Grant entitled "Restoring Water, Sanitation and Dignity to the Grahamstown/Makhanda Schools in South Africa" is being prepared and our club has decided to be one of the co-sponsors of the grant. We are actively seeking other Rotary clubs to be co-sponsors with us.
 
"A great way to participate in world needs and bring peace and fellowship to the world." according to club member Troy Secord who also served as District Governor for Rotary District 5790 six years ago. The Wichita Falls North Rotary Club will be hosting an information table at the District 5790 Vibrant Club Work Shop on August 14th in Abilene, TX. Our members will be there to answer questions and help promote the project.
 
If you would like additional information, please contact PDG Troy Secord
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Our Service Projects
Members built bunk beds for Rainbow House
Members bagging supplies for Interfaith Ministries
Members serving for CPS Hot Dog Feed