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 June 24, 2022 will be held at
Jimmy’s Egg Restaurant
at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Midwestern Parkway.
 
Wichita Falls three Rotary Clubs donate playground funds for Rotary Park
 
Great Speakers - guests are always welcome, both in person or virtually
Speaker coordinator
Jul 01, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Jul 08, 2022 7:00 AM
3rd Friday Board Meeting
Jul 15, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Jul 22, 2022 7:00 AM
Speaker coordinator
Jul 29, 2022 7:00 AM
Upcoming Events
Wichita Falls North Rotary Stories 
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.
 
Wichita Falls North Rotary club is one of several participating clubs for this project. WFNRC, in partnership with the Grahamstown and Jackson Hole Rotary Clubs in South Africa received Rotary Foundation approval for a $362,500 Matching Global Grant to install new water systems at 6 schools in drought stricken area of South Africa.
 
 
 
The Rotary Clubs are working with these 6 shantytown of Makhanda/Grahamstown, East Cape in South Africa. Because of the drought and unreliable municiple water system, toilets can't be flushed and schools must be shut down until water is available. The intent of the project is to install plumbing systems and tanks to store municiple water and captured rain water to be used when municiple water pressure is unavailable to keep the schools operating. When water systems are not operating, many students in these higher elevation schools do poorly even to the point of dropping out completely.
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls in conjunction with the Wichita Falls Rotary Club North are excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest.
 
 
We are inviting all high school students to participate! Our local clubs will award generous cash prize scholarship of $1,000 for 1st place; $500 for 2nd place; and $250 for 3rd place winners. The top three contestants will advance to compete at the regional level. 
 
Our January 21st meeting was busy. In addition to our customary meeting agenda, members prepared dictionary's to be given to 3rd graders at Scotland Park,  West Foundation and Lamar Elementary Schools. We will be working with school administration to distribute these dictionary's safely to those students.
 
Every year our club gives a dictionary of their very own to every 3rd grade student at Scotland Park ES. The gift dictionary is intended to fulfull a need for those students in 3rd grade. There is a saying that students spend the first 3 years of schooling learning how to read. For the remainder of their education, students are reading to learn. Those 3rd graders can now learn what those unfamiliar words mean on their own.
 
For more information about our clubs community service projects and membership in the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club complete the form on the Contact Us page of our website.
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Club Executives & Directors
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Community Service
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Youth Service
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The Rotary Foundation
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Rotary International in the news
Melodies and memories

The nonprofit Music Mends Minds, launched by Rotary member Carol Rosenstein, provides people with memory loss an opportunity to reconnect through song.

Imagine Melbourne

Join us to Imagine What’s Next at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Australia

Rotary and ShelterBox renew global partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox renew global partnership

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.