Ross & Colleen Roberts Scholarship to be awarded

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Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North to award
Khirstia Sheffield of Midwestern State University
the Ross and Colleen Roberts Scholarship
at our 7 AM Sept 25th meeting.
 
KHIRSTIA SHEFFIELD is a Mass Communication  Major with focus in Broadcasting at MSU. Currently carrying a 4.0 average, she plans to graduate in May of 2021. She is the feature editor for Midwestern State's The Wichitan with many stories to her credit.
 
Vocational chair, Gary Southard will be making the award and introducing our recipient.
 
About the Scholarship.
Ross Roberts was a charter member of the club way back in the 1980's.  He passed away a few years ago.  His wife, Colleen passed away in January of 2020.  After Ross passed away, the family funded 50% of the scholarship at MSU and Wichita Falls North RC funded the remaining.  They were both huge supporters of education.
Ross & Colleen Roberts Scholarship to be awarded 2020-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

RC of Wichita Falls North to resume weekly meetings at the Work Services Corporation

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For the first time since March 2020. the Wichita Falls North RC
will be hosting it's 7 AM Friday morning meetings at the
Work Services Corporation offices in Wichita Falls.
 Our club will continue offer the meeting online.
 
As with the rest of the community, we will be observing local and state mask-up and social distancing guidelines and doing our our best to keep everyone safe. Members are encouraged to invite guests. Guests are welcome when meeting at Work Services Offices or if preferred, by joining us online.
RC of Wichita Falls North to resume weekly meetings at the Work Services Corporation 2020-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North Rotary Club supports the River Bend Nature Center

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connect people to the natural environment of Texas.
They hold camps and learning classes for
children of all ages as part of their mission. 
 
Of course providing these leaning experiences for children comes at a cost. Our members want to assure these wonderful programs continue regardless of cost. The Wichita Falls North Rotary Club has made a donation of $2000 that will be matched by "Texoma Gives" providing $4000 that River Bend Nature Center can use to assure no child is turned away due to lack of funds for teaching programs"
Wichita Falls North Rotary Club supports the River Bend Nature Center Jeani Secord 2020-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North RC provides food for Scotland Park ES Pantry

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Club members shop to restock the
Food Pantry serving food insecure
children at Scotland Park Elementary School
 
Hungry children don't learn. That is why local schools provide breakfast and lunch to qualifying children. However, many of the kids do not have food when the get home. The Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North is providing food to stock a school pantry so that teachers and counselors can give these children food to take with them. We love our children at our adopted school and seek to support their needs. 
 
This is just one of several community service projects our members do. To find out more, be our guest 7 am Friday mornings at the Vantage Point Condo Meeting Room, 2100 Sante Fe in Wichita Falls, TX.
Wichita Falls North RC provides food for Scotland Park ES Pantry Jeani Secord 2020-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

The Wichita Falls North Rotary Club Labor Day flag launch a success

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Wichita Falls North Rotary Club and our partners
from the adopted Sheppard AFB Squadron
and the Rider HS Soccer team completed
its Labor Day Flag Launch this week.
 
We put up and took down 665 flags at residential homes in the subdivisions areas of Fountain Park, Edgemere, Quail Creek, Willow Bend  and Sikes Estates.  Each of members and partners devoted 2 hours putting up the flags in the morning to 2 hours in the evening taking them down.
The Wichita Falls North Rotary Club Labor Day flag launch a success Clint Wood 2020-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North RC celebrates first in-person meeting since mid March

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Clubs first in-person meeting since start
of pandemic is welcomed carefully as Troy Secord
provides some excellent virtual meet-up information.
 
Next week's meeting will be held live and in living color at the Vantage Point Condomenia.  But we are going to try and do a virtual meeting as well.  Remember, we have to wear mask.  There is no food service, but it is OK to bring coffee and perhaps a breakfast from McDonald's or elsewhere. Virtual meeting link will be provided later next week.
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Rotary Clubs and Members contribute to Covid 19 Disaster Relief

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Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North along with District 5790
assists in $161,000 Grant with focus on COVID-19 relief efforts
in North Central Texas, including the greater Wichita Falls area
 
Rotarians are People of Action and this was on fine display recently when they were asked to support Covid-19 related needs in their community.  Rotarians in District 5790 (North Central TX) put out the call to Club members and friends and raised $65,000 in just ten days.  Contributions came from Rotarians and clubs throughout North Central Texas as well as District 5870 in the Austin area.  Our global partner, District 9810 in Australia, remembered our contribution to their wildfire relief fund and donated to our effort as well!  Our $65,000 raised was matched by the Rotary International Foundation, becoming $161,000 to benefit healthcare and hunger in our communities!
Local hospitals will receive financial support, funds will be used to purchase personal protective equipment, testing kits, thermometers, hazmat suits, and other consumable medical goods.
Rotary Clubs and Members contribute to Covid 19 Disaster Relief 2020-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

WFNRC Board of Directors votes to request District Designated Grant

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Wichita Falls North RC to seek matching funds
to enhance the Educational Programs at the 
River Bend Nature Center in Wichita Falls
 
President Clint Woods announced at the Friday July 10th virtual meeting that the club BOD voted to seek district designated funded matching funds for an educational exhibit at the center.
WFNRC Board of Directors votes to request District Designated Grant 2020-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls Food Bank supported by RC of Wichita Falls North

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A donation to the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

Provided by the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North

on June 18th at the Food Bank Facility

This the photo of the $2,000.00 donation by Rotary members (L-R) Mike Crocker, Jeani Secord (Club President), to Kara Nickens (Ex. Dir. of the WFAFB). Also club members Linda Sheriff, Tom Sheriff and Clint Woods.

 

 
 
 
Wichita Falls Food Bank supported by RC of Wichita Falls North Tom Sheriff 2020-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North inducts new club President

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Wichita Falls North Rotary Club
inducts Clint Wood as Club President
for 2020-2021 Rotary Year
 
 
Our annual installation banquet was held on June 19, 2020 at the River Bend Nature Center.  Clint was installed as our new President. 
Wichita Falls North inducts new club President 2020-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North celebrates flag day with almost 500 subscribers

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Celebrating Flag Day in Wichita Falls
with Wichita Falls North RC our partners and
residents that have subscribed to our flag program.
 
Showing our pride in the American flag is what this holiday is all about. It was a wonderful week-end as our teams put the flags out Saturday June 13th and will be picking flags up early this week and returning to storage as we get ready for our next launch on Independence Day.
 
Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North celebrates flag day with almost 500 subscribers Jeani Secord 2020-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North RC goes virtual

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In our first meeting since the Covid 19 lock-down
the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North has resumed weekly
meetings - at least virtually until it is safe for in-person meetings
 
PDG Troy gave the club an update about the capabilities of Microsoft Teams. MS Teams is the program that PDG Troy has been using to host the club’s virtual e-meetings. The guest speaker for the meeting was PDG Conrad Heede. PDG Conrad informed us about Rotary Fellowships in general, as well as a somewhat in depth discussion over the Rotary Wine Fellowship. Since the meeting was a virtual e-meeting, no raffle tickets were sold and there was no drawing. Next week, Mayor Stephen Santellana is joining our virtual meeting for an update on our city.
Wichita Falls North RC goes virtual Tom Sheriff 2020-06-11 05:00:00Z 0 covid 19,weekly meeting
Wichita Falls RC delivers food for hungry kids that use the Scotland ES Pantry 2020-02-10 06:00:00Z 0 Rotary,feeding the hungry,pantry,scotland es
Lutheran Church Charities presented Comfort Dogs at our Jan 31st Meeting 2020-02-03 06:00:00Z 0 Comfort Dogs
Wichita Falls North Rotary Club is in the news 2020-01-29 06:00:00Z 0 Buddy Bench,Bully Prevention,Rotary,Scotland Park ES,Socialize

WFNRC entertained by SPES Choir

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Scotland Park ES Choir performs
with Christmas Carols
for Wichita Falls North RC members
 
Our program for Dec 20th was the the SPES Choir. 30 members of the choir came to sing Christmas music. They were accompanied by Mr. Joe Clement, the at risk coordinator for SPES. They choir was directed by Mr. Michael Almanza, their instructor. This is always one of my favorite programs of the year! The students did a great job.
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Buddy Bench to be built at Scotland Park ES 

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Wichita Falls North Rotary helps build 
Buddy Bench to help children
socialize at Scotland Park ES
 
Rotary touches people in many ways we engaged the WFISD Career Center to make a buddy bench to help elementary students socialize at our adopted elementary school, Scotland Park.
 
President Jeani presented a $400.00 donation to Mr. B.C. Gilbert, welding instructor for the Career Education Center at WFISD. The students recently finished our “Buddy Bench” for Scotland Park Elementary School. The bench is now being powder coated bright yellow in Burkburnett. After the first of the year, a formal dedication will be held at SPES.
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Annual Christmas Party at Harrison House

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Good Fellowship and Holiday Cheer
at our 2019 annual Christmas Party
held December 12th
 
This annual tradition was enjoyed by Wichita Falls North membership and spouses at Harrison House. Nothing better than enjoying Christmas cheer with our Rotary buds.
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USAF Col Werner Theisen at our Dec 6th meeting

Posted by Tom Sheriff on Dec 06, 2019
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Commander of the German Air Force 
Tactical Training Command, USA, 
our guest speaker
 
Colonel Theisen shared with us his childhood experiences that influenced him to join the Luftwaffe. He also shared with us about his training, positions held and some of his experiences.
USAF Col Werner Theisen at our Dec 6th meeting Tom Sheriff 2019-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

2019 Flag Subscription Program a huge success

Posted on Nov 22, 2019
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Veterans Day Flag Deployment
last deployment of the
2019 subscription year
 
As Veterans Day activities drew to a close, one of our members received a call at work to retrieve one of our flags. So, how does one transport a flag mounted on a 9' staff? Well, through the sunroof of course. Rotarians and our flag partners do have fun.
2019 Flag Subscription Program a huge success 2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0 Flag Program,Patriotism
A great time had by all at the Ancient Ovens Club Social 2019-10-16 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship,Fun

Rotarian Rides Again

California Rotarian Edwin Valarde
takes unusual route to
2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg
 
On his way from his home in California to the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, Edwin Velarde took an unusual detour. 
Rotarian Rides Again 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Former RCWFN Global Scholar weds 

Posted by Tom Sheriff
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 Former RC of Wichita Falls North
Global Scholar to Northern Ireland,
Kristin (Lanier) McCrossan weds Sept 8
 
 
Rotary connections form world wide Friendships that result in wedding invitations.  Pictured are Linda and I, and Cahir and Kristin McCrossan. Congratulations Kristin and Cahir.
Former RCWFN Global Scholar weds Tom Sheriff 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

A Volunteer Extraordanaire presents 

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
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Blankets of Love volunteer
Mary Lynn Boyd presented
her "pet" project at September 6 meeting
 
Through her work with the animal shelter, Blankets of Love has been able to collect over 1000 blankets for pets in shelters. Thank you Mary Lynn for your wonderful community service.
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Meet our newest member

Posted by Jeani Secord on Sep 19, 2019
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Misty Osburn of Work Services Corporation
Awarded Honorary Club Membership
Congratulations, Misty!
 
There is a lot of "behind the scenes" hard work that goes into making our meetings successful and Misty makes it happen for us at Work Services Corporation.
Meet our newest member Jeani Secord 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North awards $3000 scholarship

Posted by Tom Sheriff on Sep 19, 2019
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Congratulations  Emily Burns
student in the College of Fine Arts
at Midwestern State University
 
The Dr. Ross Roberts Memorial Scholarship, named for one of our founding members, Dr. Ross Roberts.  The scholarship is jointly funded by the Rotary Club, the Dr. Ross Roberts Family and MSU.
The Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North awards $3000 scholarship Tom Sheriff 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North People-of-Action help supply Scotland ES Pantry

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Some students at Scotland ES do not have food at home.
Our Rotary members pitch in by supplying a food pantry
for those students to have food to take home
 
Our club has a passion for children and making sure they grow up healthy and well educated. Unfortunately, some students are faced with challenges to their nutritional well being. The solution is to work with the school to help fill a pantry with non perishable food that these students can access.
Wichita Falls North People-of-Action help supply Scotland ES Pantry 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

Joe Clements of Scotland ES Speaks at Aug 3rd Meeting

Posted by Jeani Secord on Aug 23, 2019
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Wichita Falls North RC
to support the Scotland Park ES
food initiative for kids without food at home
 
The picture attached is Joe Clements.  He’s the Risk Management Officer our Adopted School, Scotland Park Elementary.  He came to the club today explaining the need he has for their Food Pantry because they started the school year with more than 100 more kids than normal and in a major need for non-perishable items.  
Joe Clements of Scotland ES Speaks at Aug 3rd Meeting Jeani Secord 2019-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North Receives District Grant

Posted by Jeani Secord on Aug 18, 2019
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Wichita Falls North Rotary Club
receives grant for a
Buddy Bench at Scotland Park
 

Buddy Bench for the school playground that encourages young children to befriend others that are lonely or left out. This is a project that focuses on young children trying to fit in and others being open to welcome new kids and helping with the growing problem of young children feeling left out and developing depression.

Wichita Falls North Receives District Grant Jeani Secord 2019-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Bully Prevention,Children fitting in,Peace & Conflict Resolution,Prevening depression in children

State Rep James Frank visits Wichita Falls North Rotary

Posted by Jeani Secord on Aug 02, 2019
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State Representative James Frank
shares perspectives for working in the
sessions at the capital in Austin, TX
 
State Representative James Frank was our program this morning.  He talked about what goes on and how the sessions work in the State of Texas.
 
State Rep James Frank visits Wichita Falls North Rotary Jeani Secord 2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Gabbie Pettijohn and Mason Metcalf shared 2019 RYLA

Posted on Jul 31, 2019
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Wichita Falls North RC RYLA Campers and 
City View High School students Gabbie and Mason
return inspired
 
Mason and Gabbie gave a presentation about their RYLA experience and their plans to start an Interact Club at City View High School. 
Gabbie Pettijohn and Mason Metcalf shared 2019 RYLA 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Work Service Corporation's JD Smith speaks at Rotary 

Posted by Tom Sheriff on Jul 08, 2019
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Facilities Director JD Smith presented
the ways WSC serves the disabled community in Wichita Falls
at July 5th Wichita Falls North Rotary Club Meeting
 
Mr Smith provided a very enlightening presentation. WSC has numerous contracts with corporations and government. In particular they can boast of their contract with Sheppard and Dyess AFB in working their award winning service in the Dining Facilities. 
Work Service Corporation's JD Smith speaks at Rotary Tom Sheriff 2019-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North gives Scotland Park ES Students a Year End Celebration

Posted on Jun 28, 2019
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Club members are serenaded by
the Scotland Park Elementary School Park
at year end celebration
 
Our adopted school, celebrated a fantastic school year with club members at the close of school. This part is just one of the many service projects membership enjoys at Southland Park ES. 
Scotland ES Food Pantry Project
Wichita Falls North gives Scotland Park ES Students a Year End Celebration 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Airmen enjoying festivities at our annual 364th squadron student picnic 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Wichita Falls North RC members recognize Fire Department employee Kyle Lange

Posted on Jun 28, 2019
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In Rotary, our vocations are an opportunity to serve
We celebrate city employee vocations with the
Quarterly Employee of the Month
Congratulations Kyle Lange!
Vocation really means “a calling,” a strong desire to spend your life doing a certain kind of work or occupation. Vocations cause us to be driven by a passion that fills your life with fulfillment and satisfaction. And it’s that kind of passion that drives Rotary members to celebrate serving through their vocation. As Rotary members we also enjoy recognizing community members whose passion to serve our community makes our lives better and safer. Kyle exemplifies that passion for service that we all want to emulate. 
Wichita Falls North RC members recognize Fire Department employee Kyle Lange 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

TSgt David Morris receives 2019 RAVE Award

Posted on Jun 28, 2019
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Rotary Award for Volunteer Excellence 
given annually to a member of the 
Sheppard Air Force Base 364th Squadron
 
The 364th squadron is the Wichita Falls North Rotary Clubs adopted squadron. Our members recognize the women and men serving there many different ways through out the year.
TSgt David Morris receives 2019 RAVE Award 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
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