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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 and 3rd Thursdays-in person meetings(also on Zoom) The 2nd Thursday-service project day The 4th Thursday-social event
Recent Meetings and Service Projects
For the month of November and until December 15th, 2020, please consider donating a new unwrapped toy for those children less fortunate in our community. The toys donated will be for children in Ellis County. Rotarian Ann Montgomery will be overseeing this effort and will gladly make arrangements to pick up the donation if you are unable to deliver. This toy collection is sponsored by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. If you have a new unwrapped toy to donate you can also email club president, Billie Wallace at bswallace106@yahoo.com
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.

Television has been nothing but pictures of the disasters in the Houston area and nearby counties. People are shown in a boat in the driving rain with nothing to shield them and a child or puppy but a plastic sheet. Time after time they say they did not think the water would come up that high or that fast. If they have anything with them it is what they could stuff in a plastic trash bag. What should they have done to prepare themselves for evacuation during a disaster?
Whether your club is a service club like the Rotary or Lions Clubs, a hobby club or social club there is probably a concern about its future. Will it continue to grow and succeed or are all of the members getting old and dying off? If you had more men or women or young people would that help? We hear Millenials do not join; is that true?
Rotarian Clyde Melick had the pleasure of introducing Waxahachie High School principal, Dr. Al Benskin, as a special guest of the club. Each month Rotary honors an outstanding student from each of our public high schools as Student of the Month. Dr. Benskin had the honor of introducing the WHS Student of the Month Award for May 2017, senior Caymee Bigham.
 
Speakers
"Lock"
Jan 07, 2021
BACA
Chris Seal
Jan 21, 2021
Waxahachie Hoticulturist
Leslie Dean
Feb 04, 2021
Ellis County Children's Advocacy Center
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