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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
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
Installation Banquest
Jun 19, 2018
Matt Patterson
Jun 26, 2018
Home Page Stories
Don Hardy was the Rotarian of the Day. Don's guest was Dr. Tylor Chaplin, BISD Superintendent.  Tylor gave us a great update on the projects currently underway in our school system. The Hardin school building will host a closing ceremony on the last day of school, then it will be converted into offices for the Superintendent and the staff. The building is of historic interest in Burk, and it will be preserved. The opening ceremony for the new school will be August 9.  There will be a lot more project based learning going on in the school, as well as some online classes available so that a few students in one of our schools can join with other students online to learn subjects that may not be available locally. Our small school system is forging ahead in many areas, and using technology to give our students a great boost to get ahead in life. 
Pat Norriss was the Rotarian of the Day. The Vocational Awards were presented. The Law Enforcement Award was given to Chief Ed Stahr, of the Burk PD. The Fire Fighter Award was given to EMT Lt. Jon Morris, of the City of Burkburnett, and the BVFD. The School Teacher Award was given to Candice Kumor, who teaches at Hardin Elementary.  Also, Richard Gordon was here to discuss some of the things happening in Burk, and how online shopping has changed the way many people do business.
Guy Duke was the Rotarian of the Day, and his guest was Leland Wetzel, the founder of Xylo Bats Leland has a great story about how he turned a life long love for baseball into a hobby, then into a business, thanks to the Lord for showing him the way. 
BVFD Chief Rod Ryalls was the Rotarian of the Day. He gave us information about the BVFD, and told us about new brush fire truck. 
Nat Dickerson was the Rotarian of the Day. Nat's guest speaker was Ann Hicks, the Head Start Family Service Specialist for Region 9 Service Center. 
Danny Cremeens was the Rotarian of the Day.  Danny spoke about the threat of cyber criminals, scammers who target the elderly and others. $16 billion was lost due to scams last year. Millennials lost more than the elderly. He handed out copies of "A Back Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity." Scammer use social media to gain enough information to try to trick people into sending money with a cash card, or other type of money transfer. Sometimes scammers call with enough of your credit card info to try to trick you into giving more information, such as login credentials or passwords.  Some callers will ask, "Can you hear me ok?"  If you say yes, they will use the recording of your voice to authorize orders on your behalf. The best thing to do is to hang up immediately. For more information visit
Mike Whaley was the Rotarian of the Day. The program involved discussion of the flag program. Routes and numbers of flags per route were discussed. Many changes were proposed. 
Today we hosted students from the high school to participate in our 4 Way Test Speech contest. 
Nancy Viavattene was the Rotarian of the Day. Nancy was unable to be with us, so Roger Stauffer briefed us on several things going on in the community. There will be a Tax Prep clinic at St. John the Divine Church in Burk each Wednesday morning until April 15. Tax preparers will be on hand to help those who need assistance with their simple tax returns. This is sponsored by the United Way. Then Lahoma played a game with us. It was fun.
Being the 5th Tuesday of the month, we had a Club Assembly today. President Vaughn spoke to us about our club goals, and how we can receive a Presidential Citation for the year.  We reviewed the Avenues of Service. We reviewed the Rotary Giving Programs, such as the Every Rotarian Every Year, Polio Plus Fund, and other opportunities to contribute to the Rotary Foundation.  We added a new female member, a member under 40 years old, and we sponsored the Interact Club at the High School. We strengthened our public image through the use of social media, and the club web site. 
Mike Tugman was the Rotarian of the Day. Mike presented information regarding changes to the tax laws.
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.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Nancy Viavattene
    April 5
  • Don McKinnis
    April 13
  • Tim Cornelius
    April 13
  • Bill McGuire
    April 27
  • Michael Whaley
    May 7
  • Don Hardy
    May 9
  • Jerry Johnson
    May 12
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Lavonda Johnson
    May 22
  • Mike Tugman
    Suzan Tugman
    May 21
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