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Service above self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Burkburnett Culinary Academy
301 East 3rd Street
Burkburnett, TX  76354
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Sergeant At Arms
Club Administration
Mike Tugman
Jan 23, 2018
Club Assembly
Jan 30, 2018
Nancy Viavattene
Feb 06, 2018
4-Way Speech Contest
Feb 13, 2018
Mike Whaley
Feb 20, 2018
Tim Cornelius
Feb 27, 2018
Tim Cornelius
Feb 27, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 03, 2018
Danny Cremeens
Mar 06, 2018
Nat Dickerson
Mar 13, 2018
Frank Ducos
Mar 20, 2018
Guy Duke
Mar 27, 2018
Carl English
Apr 03, 2018
Don Hardy
Apr 10, 2018
Christina Haworth
Apr 17, 2018
District Assemby, TCCC
Apr 21, 2018
Jeff Kindt
Apr 24, 2018
Bill McGuire
May 01, 2018
Don McKinnis
May 08, 2018
Morgan Moore
May 15, 2018
Laurie Munson
May 22, 2018
Club Assembly
May 29, 2018
Keith Myers
Jun 05, 2018
Brad Owen
Jun 12, 2018
Matt Patterson
Jun 19, 2018
Installation Banquet
Jun 26, 2018
Home Page Stories
Rotarian of the day, Liz Talbert introduced BHS Interact sponsor, Mrs. Karen Sanderson and three of the club’s officers: Club Treasurer, Trinity Monroe, Club Secretary, Taylor Vaughn and Club Public Information, Charlotte Shawver. The officers explained why they joined and club goals. Liz added that the club meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 09:30am.
Today the Tower Elementary Treble Clefs choir came to sing for us today.  The theme was about Stars, and we heard several selections from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to O Lux Beatissima. If you weren't here, you missed a real treat!s
Rev. Liz Talbert was elected President for 2018-2019.
Roger Stauffer presented information about his time as a substitute teacher in chemistry class at the high school. The room is packed with gifts for children from the Head Start program. 
Next Tuesday, Dec. 19, will be our Christmas party. Please bring a gift for a child for the VFD Operation Santa Claus. Cash money is also accepted! 
There will be no meeting on Dec. 26. 
Matt Patterson was the Rotarian of the Day. Rod Ryalls told us about the BVFD annual Operation Santa Claus, and we want each member to bring a new, unwrapped gift for a boy or girl. They will be wrapped at the station and delivered the weekend before Christmas.  Also on hand were the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Katie Ford, and the Executive Director of the Senior 
Citizens Center, Roberta Martin. Each was presented with a donation check from our recent Celebrity Server Banquet.
President Lahoma Vaughn led the club assembly today. We discussed the upcoming Celebrity Server Dinner, and other items of interest to the club.
Pat Norriss was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guest was Assistant District Attorney John Gillespie, who presented the details of a recent case of child abuse. The charges were successfully prosecuted with the assistance of Burk PD Detective Johnny Zellner and Detective Donald Osborn. Job will done!
Laurie Munson was the Rotarian of the Day. Laurie's guest was Samantha Blair, a registered Sanitarian working for the Wichita County Public Health District. She graduated from MSU, summa cum laude, in August 2014. She started working for the Health District part time in Mosquito Control in the Spring 2014, and after graduation moved into her current position. She has earned a Registered Sanitarian license, Designated Representative license, and most recently, her Non-commercial Political Pesticide Applicator license. Her office is responsible for safety and sanitation in schools, restaurants, and other health related businesses. Samantha is married and has a 1 year old daughter. 
Roger Stauffer was a substitute Rotarian of the Day. Roger's guest was Jeff McKnight, from the Law Offices of Jeff McKnight, P.C.  Jeff started with a couple of lawyer jokes, which were well received. Jeff was an assistant prosector in Collin County for the first two years, then returned to his home town of Wichita Falls to set up a private practice. Jeff gave us a very comprehensive explanation of the state court system, beginning with the local municipal courts, and on with the local Justice of the Peace Courts (806 Courts) with our own Rotarian the Hon. Nancy Viavattne, the 
Constitutional County Courts (a total of 254) our own presided over by Judge Woody Gossom, the Statutory County Courts at Law (243 Courts), the Statutory Probate Courts (18 Courts), the State Trial Courts (465 Courts), the State Intermediate Appellate Courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Don McKinnis was the Rotarian of the Day. He arranged for Keith Myers (Rotarian) to give us a tour of Sign On Industries, his business, which is a past Rotary Business of the Year. Rev. Christina Heyworth was the guest of Rev. Liz Talbert.
We were reminded of the Celebrity Server Banquet to be on Saturday, Nov 4. Tickets are available at 940-642-4945.
Bill McGuire was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest was Dobie Kosub, a Criminal Assistant DA of Wichita County. In 2016, there were 2671 felonies filed in the county.
Roger gave us information regarding the Celebrity Server Dinner, to be on Saturday, 11/4. Tickets 
To order tickets, call 940-642-4945.
Grace Ministries is holding a Fund Raiser Car Wash and Hot Dog feed at United Supermarket on Saturday, 9/16.
The Boys & Girls Club sent a Thank You letter for our support.
Don Hardy was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest, Danny Taylor, gave a presentation on the Burkburnett High School Alumni Association.
Danny has gotten many of the year books, the Derrick, scanned and posted on the site. This is Don McKinnis, who graduated in 1958. 
Carl Roberta LahomaCarl English was the Rotarian of the Day. Carl's guest was Roberta Martin, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens Center.  The center is struggling with finances, and needs the support of the community.
Guy Duke was the Rotarian of the Day. Guy's guest was Councilman Jeremy Duff who spoke on the Wichita County Charity Dove Hunt fundraiser to benefit the Senior Citizens Center. The dates will be September 8 and 9. There will be an Appreciation Dinner at the Burkburnett Senior Citizens Activity Center, and the hunt will be on Saturday. There will be a raffle for a $500.00 gift card. Hunters may register with a fee of $100. Contact Roberta Martin, 940-569-0821,
Frank Ducos was the Rotarian of the Day. The program was presented by Nancy Brown of "Hands to Hands Community Fund," a group consisting of eight local non-profit organizations. See their web site for more info:
Nat Dickerson was the Rotarian of the Day. The program was presented by Ann Hicks of the Region 9 Education Service Center.
Mike Whaley was the Rotarian of the Day. Miss Charlotte Shawver was our guest as well. Charlotte is a member of Interact, and participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) this year. Charlotte shared her experiences at RYLA, which sounded like a lot of fun!

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Tim Cornelius was the Rotarian of the Day. Tim's guest was Martin Cunningham, GM of Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass. Martin gave a very interesting presentation of the most complex mix of colored and energy efficient glasses in the industry. The company produces a wide variety of coated and tempered glass products as well. The plant employs 362, plus 150 contractors. The plant has a coater that is capable of coating 73 million square feet of glass per year. Another coater is being added which will provide opportunities for 79 new direct employees.
Also, Pam Miller, Head Librarian of the Burk Public Library, was present to receive a monetary contribution from our club.
The Hon. Nancy Viavattene was the Rotarian of the Day. JP Viavattene presented information about the Commercial Vehicle Inspection program. State Troopers do not need probable cause to stop and inspect a commercial vehicle. The Trooper always uses a checklist which is quite exhaustive. The owner of the truck is liable for any citations issued.
Carlene Morrison was here to accept a check from the club to Project Back to School
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Guy Duke
    January 10
  • Lahoma Vaughn
    February 12
  • Carl English
    February 24
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Joanna Ryalls
    January 18
  • Elizabeth English
    February 1
  • Kara Duke
    February 4
  • Fr. John Munson
    Laurie Munson
    February 9
  • Laurie Munson
    John Munson
    February 9
  • Michael Whaley
    Karrie Whaley
    February 14
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