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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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President Elect
Secretary
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Youth Services Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
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Immediate Past President
Flag Program Chair
 
Home Page Stories
Thank you to our guest Dierrica Smith with United Way. She shared with us their mission:
To improve the quality of lives in our communities through Education, Financial Stability, and health.

United Way was founded in 1922 and currently helps to fund 16 non-profits including Senior Citizens Activity Center of Burkburnett.

For more information please visit www.ntauw.org

Pictured: Club President Nat Dickerson, Dierrica Smith, United Way, and our Rotarian of the Day, Don Pellikan.
Dr. Dusty Johnston, President of Vernon College was the program on 7 September.  Dr. Johnston shared the impact Vernon College has on Wichita County and the entire service region.  He has served as this college president for 12 years of his 42-year career in education.  
 
 
Matthew Myers recent Burkburnett Rotary Scholarship recipient was our program.  Keith introduced his with the word "Yes"
and hope yes has opened many opportunities.  Matthew began by expressing his appreciation to the club for the scholarship.
He went on to express his joys of helping through years on a Rotary Flag route and the mentoring along the way from Rotarians.  He is beginning college next week at UT Austin on a Business Degree, with plans to become involved in the business management of a professional sports team.  We wish Matthew success as he begins this next journey and many thanks for supporting our flag program over the years.  
 
 
  
 
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
 
https://2018.newstogo.us/editionviewer/?Edition=846d9499-fd7a-477f-a8c1-3964c57262a2&Section=0
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.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Christina Haworth
    September 10
  • Fr. John Munson
    September 24
  • Rod Ryalls
    October 7
  • Liz Talbert
    October 20
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Shannon Myers
    October 10
Anniversaries:
  • Tim Cornelius
    Deb Cornelius
    September 30
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