Posted by Elias Carreon on Oct 22, 2019
That is what Jerry Chapman urged the members of the Waxahachie Rotary Breakfast Meeting to do as they sat at the Courthouse Café on Friday morning. The Waxahachie Rotary Club has recently added a second meeting time at 7:00 A.M. for those who are unable to attend the lunch meetings that the club holds every Thursday at noon at the Waxahachie Civic Center.
Even though it is a new endeavor, the club seems to be off to a great start under President-Elect Billie Wallace, already boasting three new membership applications. Mrs. Wallace gave a recap of the Thursday meeting- covered topics which include a change to the bylaws to accept corporate memberships, recapped the meeting’s speaker, and ended with a great breakfast from the Café kitchen.
The corporate memberships allow for multiple representatives of a company or organization to attend meetings under one membership fee. These members can alternate attending yet still have a constant presence in the club, which will allow them flexibility with their busy schedules. Mrs. Wallace then asked Jerry Chapman to address to the club.
Mr. Chapman is the Orientation Coordinator for new members of the Waxahachie Rotary Club. This meeting he gave an overview of the club’s history, goals, and expectations to new members who were in attendance this meeting.
As club number 238, the Waxahachie Rotary club was an early member in the burgeoning organization that started in Chicago. After hearing of the Dallas chapter, the founders of the Waxahachie club travelled to Chicago to seek a charter and establish the first small town organization.
With a proud history and service oriented mindset the Waxahachie Rotary Club boasts an active flag program that sets up and takes down flags for holidays, builds ramps for those in need, and donates to various groups and organizations in Waxahachie.
After concluding with club business Mrs. Wallace gave a recap of the Thursday speaker Roy Boyd with Operation Christmas Child. Mr. Boyd informed the club on Thursday about his work with Operation Christmas Child and their impact on the lives of children all over the world. Many children go without in many parts of the world but Operation Christmas Child attempts to give boxes to children so that they can feel love and support from people who want to spread joy and Christian fellowship. Based out of the Cowboy Church in Ellis County, Mr. Boyd said that they filled 3,100 boxes last year and set a goal to send 5,000 boxes this year.  
President-Elect Wallace stated that many Rotarians seemed interested in helping with this cause, echoing the sentiment of Rotary’s motto “Service above self.”