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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Waxahachie
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Waxahachie
Waxahachie

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Waxahachie Civic Center
2000 Civic Center Lane
Crape Myrtle Room
Waxahachie, TX 75165
United States of America
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursdays-in person meetings(also on Zoom) The 4th Thursday-social event and/or service project day
Recent Meetings and Service Projects
Rotarians, Rotarians, and more Rotarians!
 
Four new Rotarians were inducted into the Rotary Club of Waxahachie during the first week of May 2021. Our newest Rotarians are Tiffany Moon, Tyler Jones, Robert Green, and his wife, Nancy Clifford Green. We're so excited to have them all on board and now a part of our Rotary family. Welcome New Members!
The Rotary Club of Waxahachie inducted four new members on April 1, 2021. New members are Atischa Summerfield, Jennie Lucky, LaKenta Summerfield and Stephen Adams. We are so glad they chose the Rotary Club to give back to our community, by putting service above self. 
Welcome, new members!
Chris Cauda is a new Rotarian. He was inducted in March of 2021. He is sponsored by Rotarian Jerry Chapman. Chris is the 12th new Rotarian for the 2020-2021 year. We are happy to have Chris join our club and we're looking forward to serving alongside him. 
The Rotary Club of Waxahachie decided to tackle a service project larger than normal, the first weekend in November. The Messiah Church of the Living God, located at 720 MLK in Waxahachie was in need of a facelift. There were rotten boards around the structure, a large tree and shrub that needed to be cut and hauled off, the wood scraped, caulked, and cleaned, and the entire exterior repainted. This project was suggested by Rotarian Dr. Jamal Rasheed. Rotarians Eric Epperley and Renata Bynum have been working tirelessly every Saturday since the project began, supervising more than 150 hours of volunteer labor. They have prepped the church for a fresh new look. They received invaluable help from Rotarian Von Aday. The project has been overseen by Dr. Jamal Rasheed and current president, Billie Wallace. Additional Rotarians and volunteers have assisted as well. Rotarians are working very hard to keep the 100 year old church in it's original architectural design. This project should be complete by the end of December 2020. 
 
 
To all of our friends from the Rotary Club of Waxahachie.  We wanted to share the news of our upcoming 2020 Flag Program.  We will begin with Memorial Day placing flag subscriptions out around our beautiful City.  We want to thank each of you for your continued support of this program and welcome anyone who wants to join.  The annual subscription fee is $45.00 per flag and they will be placed on five (5) holidays which are Memorial Day through Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day (through Patriots Day) and Veteran's Day. 
 
We place your flag, pick them up, store them for you.  It is pride without our Rotary Club that we are able to continue to maintain this program.  Please contact Melissa Ballard (972) 351-1750 or mballard@townsquaretitle.com
 
You can print our application on the home page of our website and mail it in.  You can also apply and pay online at https://app.helpingwithflags.com/rotary_club_waxahachie
 
Again, THANK YOU
This week’s speaker at the lunchtime rotary meeting was Ryan Smith. Mr. Smith is in his second year as Head Football Coach for the SAGU Lions.  If you have the pleasure of hearing Coach Smith speak you will find yourself buying into his message of hard work and dedication. This will hopefully bode well for the young men he leads on Saturdays. Not only are the SAGU players expected to perform well come game time, but off the field as well. “Building better young men” is what Coach Smith strives to achieve, “Not that their parents did a bad job, but my job is to take your child and hand back a better version.” Mr. Smith invites all of Waxahachie to come to watch his young men play come football season and say hi if you see them out serving the community.    
At the Rotary Club of Waxahachie 2019 Christmas party, while President Mickie Hill looked on, Past President of the Club, Mayor David Hill presented Rotarian Dan Henry (honoring his generous contributions to Rotary International) with a prestigious Major Donor Award.
During Interact Appreciation Week, Global High School brought a sweet treat to their Interact Sponsor, the Rotary Club of Waxahachie. 
Global High School, along with the Rotary Club, are active in many activities together in their home town.
Pictured Taffy Johnson, Interact Sponsor at Global High School / Waxahachie
Diane Collard, Rotary Interact Coordinator
Mickie Hill, President of Rotary Club of Waxahachie
The Rotary Club began our year with a new member induction. Von Aday, sponsored by his father Bob Aday, was inducted today, . Bob has been a Rotarian since 1991. Welcome Von!
Our new officers are ready to go for 2019-2020! Pictured left to right:
 
Treasurer: Tracie Wood
Sergeant at Arms: Scott DeFord
Secretary: Lynne Grandstaff
President Elect: Billie Wallace
President: Mickie Hill
President Elect Billie Wallace announced a new opportunity to the Club at the 2019 Installation Dinner. She announced the new Rotary Club breakfast meeting. The new meeting begins Friday, July 19th at 7AM. The breakfast meeting will meet at the Courthouse Cafe at 115 E Franklin Street in Waxahachie.

The Leadership Waxahachie program that Ann Montgomery participated in chose a downtown ampitheater as its class project. Jim Phillips from KBEC was interested in the project and made a donation to get things moving. The two of them visited the Rotary Club to present an overview of what has become ampitheater park.

After your church group, service club or other organization has completed a difficult project for someone you can often hear people say, "I know they benefitted but I got just as much out of it." That is because you do feel good when you have done something for someone else.

Global High School’s principal Ken Lynch presented the Global High School Student of the Month Award for September 2017 to Jacqueline Navarro.

Jacquline, the daughter of Abel and Angelina Navarro, is a junior at Global High School. She excells academically and is on the A/B Honor Roll. This is her second year in the Interact Club but she is receiving this award because of her many dedicated service hours. She spends numerous hours working at Hidden Miracles which is her favorite Interact event. She also enjoys the Red Bags event in which volunteers put the kits together for the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project.

In her spare time Jacqueline enjoys traveling and listening to music. In the future, she plans to continue her studies to become a music producer, potentially studying at the Media Tech School in Dallas.

It is an honor for Rotary to acknowledge such an outstanding student as Jacqueline Navarro and she has been presented with a plaque with her name engraved on it. This plaque will hang in the halls of Global High School for many years to come.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Waxahachie where we believe in Service Above Self and doing things as a club we cannot do alone, visit the club web site at www.waxahachierotary.org . You can find American flag subscription forms there.

Rebehak Corder is a senior docent at the George W. Bush Presidential Library which has an extensive 9/11 display. Her sister, Anna Corder, is an exceptional presenter and together they work to remind us that the common heroism shown during 9/11 is still inspiring today.

So, you have been deployed to Afghanistan.  You said goodbye to your spouse, kids and friends and moved to the most  different place you have ever been. Oh for a little bit of home.  That is when you learn about the X Change.  When you go there you find real Cokes and Snickers Bars and Lays Chips, all made in the good old USA and shipped to Afghanistan just for you and your buddies.  Who thought to do that?

 

Ellis County Game Warden Jeff Powell visited the Rotary Club to explain his job and variety of things he is responsible for. There are about 500 Game Wardens in the 274Texas counties so they keep busy.

A Game Warden is a state police officer charged primarily with protecting natural resources. They are probably most often thought of checking hunting and fishing licenses but there is much more to their jobs. They also enforce the Water Safety Act patroling lakes and waterways to insure boating safety. They patrol for DWI on the road and in the water. They are called in for drownings because they have boats. They also regulate sea food laws controlling the quality of oysters and shrimp.

Speakers
Shane Tolleson, Head Coach Waxahachie High School
Aug 05, 2021
Waxahachie High School Athletic Program
David Smith
Aug 12, 2021
Cowboy Poems
Mike Boyd & April Powell - The Prescription Shop
Aug 19, 2021
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