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Burkburnett

Service above self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Burkburnett Culinary Academy
301 East 3rd Street
Burkburnett, TX 76354
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Youth Services Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Immediate Past President
Flag Program Chair
 
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Katie Ford, Executive Director of the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club was our program.  She updated club members
on recent construction projects at the club.  Shown in the photo from left to right, our President Nat Dickerson, Katie Ford, 
and Bill McGuire.
Our club program at our regular meeting was an update from our
RYLA recipients for 2021.  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is
a weekend event held at Tarleton State University in Stephensville, Texas. 
 
 
Shown from left to right with Club President Nat Dickerson are
Savannah Boatman, Jordan Kronk, and Alex Guffey.
Frank Ducos was the Rotarian of the Day.  Frank is Chairman of the board for the Burkburnett Senior Citizens Activity Center. He provided the program covering the activities of the Senior Citizen Center.  He discussed the current status of the center and praised the Rotary club for their support over the years, as well as all local citizens that provide time and monetary support for the program.  Three primary fundraisers are conducted each year, pancake feed, Texoma Gives, and fish fry.  The state provides some funding; however, approximately 55% of the annual budget relies on donations from the community.  Between meals deliveries and served at the center, approximately 150 folks are fed per day at a monthly budgeted cost of 16K. The center is focusing on more community involvement with enriching programs being conducted for Burkburnett Seniors on a more regular basis.  
 
 
            
Nat Dickerson our incoming Club President was the Rotarian of the Day.  Nat utilized this time to discuss some of his goals for the upcoming year and specifically to start the planning for our club's 100 Anniversary.  In November 2022, we will have 100 years of service to the Burkburnett community, one of Nat's focuses is to gather and present historical reports of projects the club has brought to this community.  Membership will also be another main focus for Nat, looking at a goal of growing the club by 50%.  
This week's edition of the Burkburnett Informer Star showed our 2021 Scholarship Recipients
 
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Tim Cornelius is this week's Rotarian of the Day.  Tim started with a classification talk about his profession as a Financial Services Representative affiliated with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).  Tim's program today was Mr. Kelly Fristoe the CEO of Financial Partners in Wichita Falls.  Mr. Fristoe spoke to club members about healthcare and health insurance, with 2 decades of experience in the health insurance arena, he provided an informative discussion to club members concerning health insurance and how it affects individuals and families.  
Dr. Moore brought Mickey Fincannon, the precinct two County Commissioner.  Mickey introduced himself and told of his history in Burkburnett.  Mickey grew up in Burk, and owns several businesses in the area, including High Caliber Range. He was a WFPD officer for 28 years, and then retired.  He was elected Commissioner last November.
Ducos and PetersenFrank Ducos was the Rotarian of the Day. Frank welcomed Leslie Petersen from the Wichita Falls Community Foundation who spoke to us about Texoma Gives 2020.  For details visit http://texomagives.org
Tim and KatieTim Cornelius was the Rotarian of the Day. Tim's guest was Katie Ford, director of the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club.  The doors have been closed for a while, but a lot has happened in the building during the pandemic. The kitchen was remodeled, some new appliances were installed, and a lot of construction was accomplished.  A fire suppression system has been installed. The second floor has been remodeled with new access ways installed. The club invested in an app that allows anonymous reporting of abuse.  The app allows kids to check in with the club and notify their parents of their arrival. Announcements can be broadcast to all members and parents. 
 
On June 1 the club opened for summer session, with a limited involvement. There is a health check for each kid before they enter, and they are required to wear a mask. The staff is involved in disinfection and cleaning in the building while the department is outside. There is frequent hand washing by department, as well. Free hot lunches are offered every day, and there are some new activities.  On Aug 17 the club will open as after school program as the schools open.  Guidance is provided by the Boys and Girls Club of America, and Katie is also monitoring the Governor's page and the CDC to ensure that all of the kids are safe.
Lahoma and RegenLahoma Vaughn was the Rotarian of the Day. Lahoma's guest was Regen Recer with the local office of the Texas Forestry Service. The local office is mainly concerned with supporting Fire Departments around the state with logical help with resources to fight fires and work to prevent future fires. The Service works with local land owners to plant wind breaks with trees, and fire breaks with heavy equipment.  See more at:
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Danny Taylor
    July 9
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lea Ann Hardy
    August 8
  • Tom Talbert
    August 8
  • Suzan Tugman
    August 29
Anniversaries:
  • Liz Talbert
    Tom Talbert
    July 1
  • Rod Ryalls
    Joanna Ryalls
    July 15
  • Christina Haworth
    Brent Haworth
    July 17
  • Keith Myers
    Shannon Myers
    July 28
  • Morgan Moore
    Sherrie Moore
    August 4
  • Don Hardy
    Lea Ann Hardy
    August 18
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