Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 19, 2019
Danny Taylor was the Rotarian of the Day.  Danny guest was Leslie Schaffner, the recently hired President of the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation. http://www.wfacf.org/  Leslie gave us a great preso on the work of the foundation.  The Endowment of Grace Ministries is just one of the 278 funds managed by the foundation.
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Today we hosted three Burk High School students to compete in our annual four way test speech contest. Some friends came to judge the contestants.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 22, 2019
Mike Tugman was the Rotarian of the Day. Mike's guest was John Gillespie, the new District Attorney.  John is from Burkburnett and is a Rotarian in Wichita Falls. He gave a very engaging presentation about the DA Office and his vision for the future of the office. John's father was a member of the Burkburnett Rotary Club and was a former president. John got a great work ethic from working with his father, who was a pharmacist in Burkburnett. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 15, 2019
Don Pellikan was the Rotarian of the Day. Don's guest was Mark Beauchamp, county commission for PCT 1.  He gave us an update on the new County Jail and Sheriff's office, and other county business. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 08, 2019
Rod Ryalls was the Rotarian of the Day. Rod's guests were WFFD Chief Jon Reese and Assistant Fire Marshall Jaren Burchette. They spoke to us about the assistance they gave to the California Fire Fighters during some of the recent wild fires out there.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Dec 04, 2018
Matt Patterson was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest was Tom Talbert, MD. Dr. Tom is working with a new treatment clinic that deals with opioid addiction, what used to be known as a Methadone Clinic.  The opioid addiction is a real scourge in this country. Over 30,000 young people overdose every year. Many have lost jobs, families, friends, and health as they spend $500 or more a week on their habits. Before becoming associated with the clinic Dr. Tom did a lot of research. He found that many saw the Methadone clinics as a crutch, which trades one addiction for another. Dependency and addiction are different things, and those with dependency are not necessarily addicts. Addiction is caused by a mental disorder. We have a pleasure / reward system that is built into our brains. 10% to 15% of the popluation have a disorder that makes this process out of control. It is primarily inherited, and if both parents have the gene for addiction disorder, a child will have 75% chance of developing addiction. It is not a moral choice, but a mental disorder that must be treated as such. Craving something is a normal thing, but an addiction can develop, so methadone allows the treatment of the craving and disorder without giving a feeling of being high.  Combined with counseling, patients can recover and break the cycle of pleasure / reward system of drug use.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 27, 2018
Brad Owen was the Rotarian of the Day. He presented to us information on a new app for student and staff use to report bullying, or other emergencies. Also, the officers of Student to Student, which reaches out to new students, who came to tell us about their program.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 20, 2018
Keith Myers was the Rotarian of the Day.  HIs program was a presentation about several of the foreign exchange students who are in our schools this year. We heard from kids from Denmark, Germany, South Korea, and Spain. We learned about some of the differences between their home countries and the US.  One thing they all found out was different here is that the teachers were very friendly, and they got to know their names. He heard about how the students and families are put together, and how much the families are supervised. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 13, 2018
John Munson was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest was his bride, Laurie Munson, who displayed the icons that she has written, and gave us a history of iconography.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 23, 2018
Today we were honored with a visit from our District Governor, Gerald Robinson.  Roger talked about what the club is doing in the community.  Danny Taylor was presented his Paul Harris Fellowship plus 5 pin, showing that he has raised $1000.00 for the Rotary Foundation for each of the last five years.
Gerald Robinson, DG, visits the club Fr. John Munson 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 09, 2018
Christina Haworth was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guests were Shannon and Jack Miller who began a project called "Blessing Boxes."  Two of the boxes have been placed in Burkburnett, one at the community garden, and one at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 18, 2018
Guy Duke was the Rotarian of the Day. The program was a tour of the new Burkburnett Justice Center by Chief Ed Stahr and Lt. Lahoma Vaughn.  Roger gave us a summary of the Texoma Gives campaign. Rotarians of our club are involved in many charities in our community.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 28, 2018
Danny Cremeens was the Rotarian of the Day. Danny's guest was Mike Tugman, CPA, who gave us facts on the current tax laws. The top earners, 1% of Americans, pay 43% of the taxes collected, the wealthy do pay taxes. For 2018, only the first $10,000.00 of sales taxes paid will be deductible.  Mortgage interest deduction is reduced from the first $1,000,000.00 to $750,000.00. Deductions for employee related travel and expenses has been eliminated. Brokerage fees are no longer deductible. The standard deduction was raised so that fewer tax payers get more than that. Alimony will no longer be deductible. There are many more changes, go ask your own CPA.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 21, 2018
Tim Cornelius was the Rotarian of the Day.  His guest was the new athletic director and football coach at the Burk High School, Jason Meng.  Jason gave us a great view of the motivation program he is using to bolster the players toward excellence. It was very impressive, and we really enjoyed his presentation. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 31, 2018
Our guest today was Kim Fagan, Program Coordinator of First Step, Inc. This is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita Falls which provides free, confidential and comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services.  Kim will be accompanied in her presentation by Executive Director Debra Dyason. http://www.firststep.org First step has a 24 hour safe haven including food, clothing, transportation, and case management to help survivors reclaim independence. They offer individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, a children's program, professional training and educational programming.  The 24 hour crisis hotline is 800-658-2683.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 10, 2018
At our meeting today, our RYLA attendees Taylor Vaughn and Haley West. They told us about the great time they had at the meeting. 
Roger talked to us about membership matters. Inviting prospective members to lunch is a great way to acquaint them to Rotary.
Danny Taylor was the Rotarian of the Day. Danny presented info on the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation’s “Texoma Gives” day of online giving. https://www.texomagives.org/
Danny is a 5th generation resident of Burkburnett, and has been a Rotarian for 35 years.  He showed us a picture of his Great Grandmother and her father, in front of the house that was built for her, and which still stands West of Burkburnett.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 26, 2018
Keith Myers was the Rotarian of the Day.  Today we toured the new Elementary School.
 
Wayne Methvin was formally admitted into Rotary International and this club. Welcome Wayne!
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 19, 2018
This evening was our Annual Installation Banquet at the Culinary Arts Center. Larry Petrash, former DG, was on hand to recognize and install the new officers. Our president is Roger Stuaffer, our President Elect is Rev. Liz Talbert, our Treasurer is Don Pellikan, and our Secretary is Fr. John Munson. Our entertainment consisted of four talented musicians from the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra
 
We also welcomed new Rotarian Mariam Torres. 
 
We also recognized four members who were presented with Paul Harris Fellowships.  DonMckinnis, Tim Cornelius, Rev. Liz Talbert, and Fr. John Munson
 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 12, 2018
Don McKinnis was the Rotarian of the Day. Don's guest was Tammy Reece representing Peyton's Project 
http://www.peytonsproject.org/  Tammy started the project after her niece was killed by a rattlesnake bite. 
From the web site:

Our MISSION is to educate the public on the reality and danger of the Western Diamondback rattlesnake and provide resources to support related medical advancement.

Our VISION is to continue to develop and educate through programs custom designed to meet the various age groups, industries and general public’s needs. In the future we plan to become a resource center for victims and the general public to contact regarding rattlesnakes. We also plan to assist and collaborate with medical research and advancements using the rattlesnake venom.

Don McKinnis Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2018-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 08, 2018
Bill McGuire was the Rotarian of the Day.  The guest speaker was Mariam Torres, who along with two coworkers told us about their work with foster parents, in placing and supervising the parenting. Their agency is called The Family Initiative, and encompasses the area within 150 mile radius of Wichita Falls, where their office is located. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 01, 2018
Jeff Kindt was the Rotarian of the Day. Jeff's guests were Ag teacher Brittany Recer, and FFA President and Junior at BHS, Alexis Healton. They told us about what the FFA does, and I think we all were a bit surprised about how much the organization does. Miss Healton showed a lot of poise as she told us about how the FFA teaches a lot about leadership. She was very impressive for a High School Junior.  You can learn more at https://www.ffa.org/home
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 24, 2018
Christina Haworth was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guest was Jessica Cartwright, the Education Program Administrator of the NAMI chapter of Wichita Falls. 1 in 4 adults are affected by mental illness each year.  NAMI has a support group for those affected.  She gave us a great overview of the services offered by her office. It can take 8 to 10 years for someone who has shown the first indications of mental illness to get help.  If you are someone know needs help, called the NAMI helpline at 800-9590-NAMI, or text NAMI to 741741.
 
 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 17, 2018
Don Hardy was the Rotarian of the Day. Don's guest was Dr. Tylor Chaplin, BISD Superintendent.  Tylor gave us a great update on the projects currently underway in our school system. The Hardin school building will host a closing ceremony on the last day of school, then it will be converted into offices for the Superintendent and the staff. The building is of historic interest in Burk, and it will be preserved. The opening ceremony for the new school will be August 9.  There will be a lot more project based learning going on in the school, as well as some online classes available so that a few students in one of our schools can join with other students online to learn subjects that may not be available locally. Our small school system is forging ahead in many areas, and using technology to give our students a great boost to get ahead in life. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 10, 2018
Pat Norriss was the Rotarian of the Day. The Vocational Awards were presented. The Law Enforcement Award was given to Chief Ed Stahr, of the Burk PD. The Fire Fighter Award was given to EMT Lt. Jon Morris, of the City of Burkburnett, and the BVFD. The School Teacher Award was given to Candice Kumor, who teaches at Hardin Elementary.  Also, Richard Gordon was here to discuss some of the things happening in Burk, and how online shopping has changed the way many people do business.
Pat Norriss Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2018-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 03, 2018
Guy Duke was the Rotarian of the Day, and his guest was Leland Wetzel, the founder of Xylo Bats https://www.xylobats.com/ Leland has a great story about how he turned a life long love for baseball into a hobby, then into a business, thanks to the Lord for showing him the way. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Mar 27, 2018
BVFD Chief Rod Ryalls was the Rotarian of the Day. He gave us information about the BVFD, and told us about new brush fire truck. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Mar 20, 2018
Nat Dickerson was the Rotarian of the Day. Nat's guest speaker was Ann Hicks, the Head Start Family Service Specialist for Region 9 Service Center. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 20, 2018
Mike Whaley was the Rotarian of the Day. The program involved discussion of the flag program. Routes and numbers of flags per route were discussed. Many changes were proposed. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 13, 2018
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Today we hosted students from the high school to participate in our 4 Way Test Speech contest. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 06, 2018
Nancy Viavattene was the Rotarian of the Day. Nancy was unable to be with us, so Roger Stauffer briefed us on several things going on in the community. There will be a Tax Prep clinic at St. John the Divine Church in Burk each Wednesday morning until April 15. Tax preparers will be on hand to help those who need assistance with their simple tax returns. This is sponsored by the United Way. Then Lahoma played a game with us. It was fun.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 30, 2018
Being the 5th Tuesday of the month, we had a Club Assembly today. President Vaughn spoke to us about our club goals, and how we can receive a Presidential Citation for the year.  We reviewed the Avenues of Service. We reviewed the Rotary Giving Programs, such as the Every Rotarian Every Year, Polio Plus Fund, and other opportunities to contribute to the Rotary Foundation.  We added a new female member, a member under 40 years old, and we sponsored the Interact Club at the High School. We strengthened our public image through the use of social media, and the club web site. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 23, 2018
Mike Tugman was the Rotarian of the Day. Mike presented information regarding changes to the tax laws.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 09, 2018
Rotarian of the day, Liz Talbert introduced BHS Interact sponsor, Mrs. Karen Sanderson and three of the club’s officers: Club Treasurer, Trinity Monroe, Club Secretary, Taylor Vaughn and Club Public Information, Charlotte Shawver. The officers explained why they joined and club goals. Liz added that the club meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 09:30am.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Dec 12, 2017
Today the Tower Elementary Treble Clefs choir came to sing for us today.  The theme was about Stars, and we heard several selections from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to O Lux Beatissima. If you weren't here, you missed a real treat!s
 
Rev. Liz Talbert was elected President for 2018-2019.
 
Roger Stauffer presented information about his time as a substitute teacher in chemistry class at the high school. The room is packed with gifts for children from the Head Start program. 
 
Next Tuesday, Dec. 19, will be our Christmas party. Please bring a gift for a child for the VFD Operation Santa Claus. Cash money is also accepted! 
 
There will be no meeting on Dec. 26. 
 
 
Margie Poole Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 28, 2017
Matt Patterson was the Rotarian of the Day. Rod Ryalls told us about the BVFD annual Operation Santa Claus, and we want each member to bring a new, unwrapped gift for a boy or girl. They will be wrapped at the station and delivered the weekend before Christmas.  Also on hand were the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Katie Ford, and the Executive Director of the Senior 
Citizens Center, Roberta Martin. Each was presented with a donation check from our recent Celebrity Server Banquet.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 31, 2017
President Lahoma Vaughn led the club assembly today. We discussed the upcoming Celebrity Server Dinner, and other items of interest to the club.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 24, 2017
Pat Norriss was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guest was Assistant District Attorney John Gillespie, who presented the details of a recent case of child abuse. The charges were successfully prosecuted with the assistance of Burk PD Detective Johnny Zellner and Detective Donald Osborn. Job will done!
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 17, 2017
Laurie Munson was the Rotarian of the Day. Laurie's guest was Samantha Blair, a registered Sanitarian working for the Wichita County Public Health District. She graduated from MSU, summa cum laude, in August 2014. She started working for the Health District part time in Mosquito Control in the Spring 2014, and after graduation moved into her current position. She has earned a Registered Sanitarian license, Designated Representative license, and most recently, her Non-commercial Political Pesticide Applicator license. Her office is responsible for safety and sanitation in schools, restaurants, and other health related businesses. Samantha is married and has a 1 year old daughter. 
Laurie Munson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 10, 2017
Roger Stauffer was a substitute Rotarian of the Day. Roger's guest was Jeff McKnight, from the Law Offices of Jeff McKnight, P.C.  Jeff started with a couple of lawyer jokes, which were well received. Jeff was an assistant prosector in Collin County for the first two years, then returned to his home town of Wichita Falls to set up a private practice. Jeff gave us a very comprehensive explanation of the state court system, beginning with the local municipal courts, and on with the local Justice of the Peace Courts (806 Courts) with our own Rotarian the Hon. Nancy Viavattne, the 
Constitutional County Courts (a total of 254) our own presided over by Judge Woody Gossom, the Statutory County Courts at Law (243 Courts), the Statutory Probate Courts (18 Courts), the State Trial Courts (465 Courts), the State Intermediate Appellate Courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Roger Stauffer Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 19, 2017
Don McKinnis was the Rotarian of the Day. He arranged for Keith Myers (Rotarian) to give us a tour of Sign On Industries, his business, which is a past Rotary Business of the Year. Rev. Christina Heyworth was the guest of Rev. Liz Talbert.
 
We were reminded of the Celebrity Server Banquet to be on Saturday, Nov 4. Tickets are available at 940-642-4945.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 12, 2017
Bill McGuire was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest was Dobie Kosub, a Criminal Assistant DA of Wichita County. In 2016, there were 2671 felonies filed in the county.
 
 
Roger gave us information regarding the Celebrity Server Dinner, to be on Saturday, 11/4. Tickets 
To order tickets, call 940-642-4945.
 
Grace Ministries is holding a Fund Raiser Car Wash and Hot Dog feed at United Supermarket on Saturday, 9/16.
 
The Boys & Girls Club sent a Thank You letter for our support.
 
 
 
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Jerry Johnson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 15, 2017
Don Hardy was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest, Danny Taylor, gave a presentation on the Burkburnett High School Alumni Association.
 
Danny has gotten many of the year books, the Derrick, scanned and posted on the site. This is Don McKinnis, who graduated in 1958. 
Don Hardy Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 08, 2017
Carl Roberta LahomaCarl English was the Rotarian of the Day. Carl's guest was Roberta Martin, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens Center.  The center is struggling with finances, and needs the support of the community.
Carl English Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 01, 2017
Guy Duke was the Rotarian of the Day. Guy's guest was Councilman Jeremy Duff who spoke on the Wichita County Charity Dove Hunt fundraiser to benefit the Senior Citizens Center. The dates will be September 8 and 9. There will be an Appreciation Dinner at the Burkburnett Senior Citizens Activity Center, and the hunt will be on Saturday. There will be a raffle for a $500.00 gift card. Hunters may register with a fee of $100. Contact Roberta Martin, 940-569-0821, burkcdir@dir.com
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 25, 2017
Frank Ducos was the Rotarian of the Day. The program was presented by Nancy Brown of "Hands to Hands Community Fund," a group consisting of eight local non-profit organizations. See their web site for more info: http://www.hthcf.org/
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 18, 2017
Nat Dickerson was the Rotarian of the Day. The program was presented by Ann Hicks of the Region 9 Education Service Center.
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2017-2018 Officer Installation and Awards Banquet Fr. John Munson 2017-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 20, 2017
Mike Whaley was the Rotarian of the Day. Miss Charlotte Shawver was our guest as well. Charlotte is a member of Interact, and participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) this year. Charlotte shared her experiences at RYLA, which sounded like a lot of fun!
 
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Mike Whaley Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 13, 2017
Tim Cornelius was the Rotarian of the Day. Tim's guest was Martin Cunningham, GM of Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass. Martin gave a very interesting presentation of the most complex mix of colored and energy efficient glasses in the industry. The company produces a wide variety of coated and tempered glass products as well. The plant employs 362, plus 150 contractors. The plant has a coater that is capable of coating 73 million square feet of glass per year. Another coater is being added which will provide opportunities for 79 new direct employees.
 
Also, Pam Miller, Head Librarian of the Burk Public Library, was present to receive a monetary contribution from our club.
Tim Cornelius Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 06, 2017
The Hon. Nancy Viavattene was the Rotarian of the Day. JP Viavattene presented information about the Commercial Vehicle Inspection program. State Troopers do not need probable cause to stop and inspect a commercial vehicle. The Trooper always uses a checklist which is quite exhaustive. The owner of the truck is liable for any citations issued.
 
Carlene Morrison was here to accept a check from the club to Project Back to Schoolhttp://www.projectbacktoschool.org/burkburnett.html
Nancy Viavattene Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 23, 2017
LaSally Grayhoma Vaughn was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guest was Sally Gray, a Rotarian from the SW Wichita Falls Club, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local chapter is working on a project to erect a Viet Nam Veterans Memorial statue at Lake Wichita, and is asking for donations to complete the funding for the project.
 
Also, we had guests from the Boy and Girls Club present to receive a donation from our club.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 16, 2017
Mike Tugman, our new city Mayor, was the Rotarian of the Day. His guest was Lawrence Cutrone, the new Director of Public Works for Burkburnett.
Mike Tugman Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 12, 2017
Cory BrinkleyWe are excited to annouce that Fire Captain Cory Brinkley, who was nominated by the Burkburnett Rotary Club, has been selected as the recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award for Rotary District 5790. Cory and his wife were there to receive his award at the All Clubs Luncheon on May 12.
 
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Cory Brinkley named Firefighter of the Year for District 5790 Fr. John Munson 2017-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 09, 2017
Danny Taylor was the Rotarian of the Day. His program was presented by his guests Dr. Missy Mayfield, BISD Curriculum Director, and Casey Hunter, DoD Grant Manager, informing the Club about BISD’s dynamic Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative in which PreK – 12 students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.   Accompanying them was Assistant Superintendent Russell.
 

Also, Danny received a presentation for his Paul Harris Fellowship times three.

Danny Taylor Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 02, 2017
RotaryRev. Liz Talbert was the Rotarian of the Day, and she brought a Lynn Seman, who belongs to the organization, Texas Master Naturalist. They were organized in 1977, and are sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas ArgiLife Extension Agency. There are 48 chapters across the state. Their mission is to inform volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and areas in the state. Some of their projects are the Texas Quail Study, Monarch Tagging, Texas Horned Lizard Surveys, Lake Arrowhead State Parks events, the River Bend Nature Center / Wild Bird Rescue Events, and iNaturalist Field Research / Citizen Scientists.
 
Lynn brought the resident tarantula, Eleanor, to visit us, as well. Texas Brown Tarantulas are harmless to humans, and love to eat bugs. Liz is holding Eleanor in the picture!
Liz Talbert Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 25, 2017
Brien Connor, Lahoma Vaughn, Melvin Joyner, Rodney RyallsLt. Lahoma Vaughn, BPD, was the Rotarian of the Day. Her guests were Deputy Brien Conner and Deputy Melvin Joyner. The Deputies gave a presentation of the Wichita County Sheriff's Office Citizen Academy.  There is no fee to attend, and there are two classes per year, meeting every Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for 13 weeks. For more information see: http://wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org/citizens-academy/
 
President Elect Lahoma Vaughn gave us a recap of the District Assembly, and spoke a little about meeting SSG (Ret) Shilo Harris, a true American Hero. We bought autographed copies of his book "Steel Will." For more info see: http://shiloharris.com/
 
City Commissioner Marguerite Love was a guest at our meeting today. 
 
Some members have been preparing new planks for the picnic tables at the Rotary Pavilion. The members are requested to assist in the replacement of the planks this Saturday, April 29.
Lt. Lahoma Vaughn, Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 22, 2017
assemblyPresident elect Lahoma Vaughn led a team of Rotarians to the Tarrant County College campus today for training and fellowship. We heard a stirring talk from SSG Shilo Harris, who was critically injured in combat, and made a miraculous recovery through much determination to become a motivational speaker, and he is a Rotarian! Attending with Lahoma were Don Pellikan, Roger Stauffer, Dr. Morgan Moore, and Fr. John and Laurie Munson. 
Rotarians attend District 5790 Assembly Fr. John Munson 2017-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 18, 2017
Margie presented Elizabeth Ivey, a Survivor Specialist from First Step in Wichita Falls. First Step provides emergency shelter, and counseling, for victims of domestic violence. First Step serves twelve counties of the surrounding area. They also provide children's programs, and legal advocacy services. 
Margie Poole, Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 11, 2017
The program was presented by Mr. Jim Goodwin, a noted bibliophile of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jim gave a presentation on the background of Burroughs' stories of Tarzan the Ape Man. There are 25 books in this series, and the books are a joy to read. Forget about the movies, the books are great. 
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 04, 2017
Matt Patterson was the Rotarian of the Day, and he presented Richard Gordon, who is the new Executive Director of the Burk Development Corp. Richard and his family have lived in Burk for 31 years. He has recently retired from Oncor. 
Rotarian of the Day Matt Patterson Fr. John Munson 2017-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Rev. Liz Talbert receives the Rotary Builder Award for 2016 Fr. John Munson 2016-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation honors Burkburnett Fr. John Munson 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 15, 2016
On Tuesday the Rotarians distributed dictionaries to the third grade students at our local elementary schools.
Rotarians Distribute Dictionaries Fr. John Munson 2016-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Jenna Bush Hager - This Close 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Tim Cornelius, Rotarian of the Day, presented Jackie Hoegger, Rotarian, representing Opera in the Falls. The Dallas Opera will present Moby Dick on Nov. 4, and the show will be simulcast to the Kay Yeager Coliseum at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm.) This event will be FREE, but you must have tickets to enter. To reserve tickets, and for more info, go to http://dallasopera.org/operainthefalls/ The event is sponsored by the Priddy Foundation.
Tim Cornelius Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
    Texas Rep. James Frank, District 69 visits our club Fr. John Munson 2016-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Pope Francis Welcomes Rotary to Jubilee Audience Fr. John Munson 2016-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
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Mike Tugman was the Rotarian of the Day. Mike presented great information about our city council and its history. Thanks Mike!
Mike Tugman Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 02, 2016
Roger Stauffer, Rotarian of the Day, presented Gail and Hunley Elmore, Master Gardeners. They gave information on the services they offer in the area.
Roger Stauffer Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Duane Perkinson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 12, 2016
We have two new Rotarians in our club! Marion Helmick and Margie Poole have been approved, and have received their certs. Welcome ladies!
New Rotarians Here Fr. John Munson 2016-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 22, 2016
On June 21, the Annual Club Banquet and Officer Installation was held at the FUMC Fellowship Hall. Deb West was there to present color ribbons to the officers, and to take the pledges of the new officers. Mel Feller, now Past President, handed the gavel to President Rod Ryalls. Mel also received a Paul Harris Fellowship from the club. Lahoma Vaughn is the President Elect, and did a wonderful job decorating and preparing the banquet for us. Our scholarship recipients were there to receive their awards, too. It was a great evening of fellowship and celebration! 
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Annual Banquet and Officer Installation Fr. John Munson 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Amarylis Mullins was the Rotarian of the Day, and she brought in Russel Miller, the Director of the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has planned an event geared toward homeowners who need information on local contractors and supplies. named Let's Build Burkburnett. The event will be held at the Community Center on June 11, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The event is free to the public.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 12, 2016
Josh Miller was the Rotarian of the Day. Josh was out of town, so Morgan presented some history of Rotary International.
Josh Miller Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 05, 2016
Bill McGuire was the Rotarian of the Day, and he invited two ladies from Catholic Charities Northwest. Laura Sotelo is the Senior Director of the Northwest Services, and Margie Poole is the Associate Director of Fund Development - Northwest Advancement. They gave us information about the services offered, and the clientele they serve. 
Bill McGuire Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Mar 08, 2016
Today the Burkburnett Rotary awarded its annual award for the Business of the Year. Hayes General Store has been a cornerstone business in Burkburnett for many years. 
Recently, Jerry Hayes purchased the Burkburnett Hardware Store, and opened it as Hayes Hardware. It's great to have a local hardware store in town. Jerry has also been a supporter of the community in many ways. May 7 will be the annual Ribeye Roundup, and the money received will be donated to the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. 
Business of the Year Award Fr. John Munson 2016-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Mar 01, 2016
Jerry Johnson was the Rotarian of the Day. Jerry brought his camera equipment and showed us how it works. He also gave us a great presentation on the fine points of photography. We learned about f stops and shutter speed, and how these affect the picture quality. He explained how film is rated in ISO numbers, and how the amount of light is measured to ensure good pictures. He also explained the rule of thirds, showing us how when taking pictures of people, their eyes should be in the upper third of the frame. Lahoma's picture of Jerry shows that she was listening! Thanks Jerry!
Jerry Johnson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 17, 2016
Tylor Chaplin and Mel FellerDel Hardaway, Rotarian of the Day, introduced the new superintendent for the Burkburnett ISD. His name is Tylor Chaplin. Here are his own words:

 

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to the Burkburnett community as the superintendent of the Burkburnett Independent School District.

I am excited to be a part of such an innovative district dedicated to preparing students for their future. I grew up in Stephenville, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies from Tarleton State University in 1995. I have been in education for over 20 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, campus principal and superintendent. I have been married to my wife Anita since 1992. We have two daughters, Alexa who is a freshman in college and Cate who is a freshman at Burkburnett High School. I am passionate about the role I play in the lives of students and in the education process. I believe education is in a state of transformation that will better prepare students to be citizens in a world that does not yet exist. By developing skills such as creativity, collaboration and the ability to reason, Burkburnett graduates will enter the world with the tools necessary to be successful in their chosen field. I look forward to the strengthening relationships with students, parents, and community members in an effort to continually improve the education of the students of Burkburnett ISD.

In November 2015 the citizens of Burkburnett ISD showed their dedication to the community by investing in the future. A bond of $47.1 million was approved to renovate current facilities and construct a new 75,000 square foot elementary campus. Construction will begin in 2016 and when completed the new facilities will benefit the Burkburnett community for generations to come.

Thank you for your continued support of Burkburnett ISD.

Del Hardaway Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 12, 2016
We would like to welcome Angel Lopez-Portillo into the Burkburnett Rotary. We are glad to have you with us!
Angel Lopez-Portillo is a new Rotarian Fr. John Munson 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 12, 2016
Danny Cremeens was the Rotarian of the Day. He presented lots of good info on the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee (SMAC). The committee is planning several events this year including the possible appearance of Toby Keith for a free concert. The base is continually under review by the military for their effectiveness, security, and their relationship with the community. Through a grant, the committee is planning the construction of a new front gate facility to make it more convenient for access to the base, and make it much more attractive. The work of the committee is critical to the continued existence of the base here in Texoma. You can get involved by signing up at http://www.smacntx.org
 
Danny Cremeens Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 05, 2016
Laurie Munson, Mel Feller, Pat NorrissLaurie Munson was inducted into Rotary International today. Laurie is pictured with President Mel Feller, and her presenter, Pat Norriss. Congratulations Laurie!
Laurie Munson is a new Rotarian Fr. John Munson 2016-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Dec 15, 2015
Ruth Bridges was the Rotarian of the Day, but could not be with us. She asked Morgan to find a speaker for us. Morgan presented Glen Morett, who, among his many philanthropic efforts, is involved in the Disaster Relief Agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. See more at this link: http://www.baptistrelief.org 
Ruth Bridges Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Dec 01, 2015
Mike Whaley was the Rotarian of the Day; however, he was unable to be here because of the recent emergency surgery of one of his children. Our program was presented by Gary Robinett, the newly hired Executive Director of the Burkburnett Development Corp.
Mike Whaley Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Nov 24, 2015
On November 24, our Thanksgiving luncheon, Brother Duane Perkinson was the Rotarian of the Day.  Roger Staufer presented a check to Ryan Richter for the Student Council project Christmas Party for Head Start.
Duane Perkinson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 20, 2015
A group of Rotarians placed stikers reading, "Given by the members of the Burkburnett Rotary," to children at the elementary schools in town. They had a lot of fun, as usual.
Rotarians Distriibute Dictionaries to Students Fr. John Munson 2015-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 20, 2015
Roger Stauffer, Rotarian of the Day, presented Brandon Brown, President and CEO of the YMCA of Wichita Falls. Brandon presented information about the activities at the downtown Y, and the Bill Bartley Family Branch, located off of Southwest Pkwy. One of the more interesting activities is the Soap Box Derby, an event that was rekindled by Brandon just a few years ago. The Rotary of Wichita Falls contributed to the effort by sponsoring one of the cars. Brandon also presented information on the capital campaign that has begun to upgrade the Bill Bartley Family Branch facility. The campaign presentation was very impressive.
Roger Stauffer Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 14, 2015
Rick Sims was unable to be with us today so he asked Morgan Moore to present a program on his behalf. Morgan invited Eris Foos from Alcoa Howmet Castings to present information on the operation at the plant. The main product manufactured there are rotor vanes that go into the low pressure compressor section of jet engines used in planes operated by the Air Force.
Rick Sims Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 05, 2015
Sheriff DukeRotarian Rodney Ryalls presented Wichita County Sheriff David Duke as his guest today. Rodney and David have been friends since both were volunteer firefighters within the county. Sheriff Duke has been involved in fire investigations for the sheriff's office, he started out as a corrections officer at the county jail. He arose through the ranks was elected Sheriff in Wichita County in 2009, and has been re-elected since then. He has greatly expanded the role of the Sheriff's Office during his tenure, and his deputies have scored several big drug busts while running interdiction operations on area highways. The Sheriff left us with these words; "In God We Trust."
Rodney Ryalls Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 21, 2015
Andrajack and FellerJerry Johnson, Rotarian of the Day, presented Josh Adrajack, a member of the BISD. Josh presented the bond packsge for school upgrades that are desperately needed to maintain the high degree of integrity that expected of the BISD.
Jerry Johnsson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 24, 2015
Don Pellikan presented Burkburnett High School Head Football Coach Scott Boswell. Scott briefed us on the upcoming season, and the condition of the team.
Don Pelliken - Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 17, 2015
Matt Patterson introduced Danny Taylor, BISD Superintendant. Danny discussed the current plans for growth in the district.
 
 
Matt Patterson Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rachel Brown of Relay for Life Fr. John Munson 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Danny Cremeens Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 16, 2015
Today we hosted four fine young men from Burkburnett High School, along with their teacher. Each presented a speech on what the Four Way Test. Each of these fine students told us how they had integrated the Test into their daily lives, and how impressed they were when their friends began to emulate that behavior as well. A few of our members graded the students, and the winner will go on to the next level of the contest.
Four Way Test Speech Contest Fr. John Munson 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Feb 09, 2015
Lt. Lahoma Vaughn introduced K9 Donna, and her handler, Officer Keenan Stubblefield. K9 Donna is trained to sniff out several kinds of illegal drugs, and can alert her officer when a substance is found. Officer Stubblefield demonstrated the dog's prowess at her job, and we were very impressed. We support the fine men and women of the BPD as they protect and serve our community.
Lt. Lahoma Vaughn introcdued K9 Donna and her human Fr. John Munson 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
Rick Sims presented Henry Florsheim from the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce. 
Sims Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Oct 13, 2014
Rotarian of the Day is Don Pellikan.  His guest speaker is Brigadier General Scott Kindsvater, Commander of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force BaseDon Pellikan was the Rotarian of the Day.  His guest speaker was Brigadier General Scott Kindsvater, Commander of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base. The General spoke about his responsibilities as Commander, and noted that the training aspect of his command is well run and very effective. Mostly, he fights for resources, training equipment, and more training opportunities. He also told us that he feels his most important role is the training of airmen to be good citizens, and to be a credit to the Air Force. He has created programs that teach the young men and women under his command to respect themselves, and each other. He is also concerned with teaching them the skills they need to succeed in society. The training wing has been selected to train a large number of Saudi pilots, and this will include teaching them English!
 
When asked about the future of the base, and concerns over water availability, the General praised the leadership of the county and cities as good partners with him and the base. The base's 75 year history is a testament to the location and mission of Sheppard. The large airspace, the support of the community, and the large area of land surrounding he base are quite valuable to the operations. The General was unconcerned about the issue of water, saying we will all get through this together. He also told us that the closing of the golf course at the base will save $10,000.00 and 400,000 gallons of water per month. With this and other cost cutting measures, the base operates in the black with no tax payer money.
 
Also in attendance was Danny Taylor, along with many of his staff and school principles who were honored with a fine lunch prepared by the Vernon College Culinary Academy students.
Don Pellikan Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 22, 2014
Keith, Morgan, and ShelleyMorgan is an expert on many things, and one is his knowledge of the National Parks. Shelley was kind enough to create a presentation with a question and answer format. Morgan tested our knowledge on the national parks, and it was nothing short of hilarious. Morgan's favorite is Yosemite, but if Fenway Park was a National Park...
Thanks Morgan and Shelly for a great presentation!
Dr. Morgan Moore, and Shelly Moore Presented National Parks Fr. John Munson 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Sep 08, 2014

Pastor Kyle Bateman presented information about Phased In, a program whereby foster children who have turned 18 years old are taken in and taught lift skills, and are helped to complete high school, and helped to attend college if they desire. More information can be found by http://phasedin.org

What is the P.I. Project?
The P.I. Project is a transitional living program for emancipated foster youth. The goal of the PI project is to assist these young adults in learning basic life skills that will prepare them for independent living.  Phased In will provide housing, education, medical care and life training through an 18 month program currently sponsored by the North Texas Dream Center. Through the combined partnership of the church, the community, and the State of Texas, the P.I. Project will embrace these youth who were never adopted to ensure that these young adults achieve self-sufficiency and stability. Finally, the P.I Project will provide the most vital and missing dynamic in the lives of these young adults – Family.

Les McNeal, Rotarian of the Day presented Kyle Bateman and Phased In Fr. John Munson 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Aug 20, 2014
On July 22nd, Bill McGuire was awarded "Rotary Builder" for the Year of the Burkburnett Rotary Club. Bill McGuire is a retired Physicians Assistant married to Hilda and a member of our club since 2004. He jumped right in, and has been Chairman of the New Generation committee for the last five years, working with our youth with the 4 Way Test speech competition, and Scholarships to RYLA. He is a pro-active board member.
 
Last year Bill also served as Sergeant at Arms, doing an excellent job, and recently accepted the Leadership of our clubs primary fund raiser, the Flag Program. Last year Bill brought in two new members. He serves with contagious enthusiasm.
 
Congratulations Bill!
Bill McGuire - Rotary Builder of the Year Fr. John Munson 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 16, 2014
We had a nice banquet at El Mexicano again this year, with our club receiving several recognitions from the District.
 
District Governor Jim Giffin Presents Outgoing President Ruth Bridges with her Paul Harris Fellowship. Congrats!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carol Murray presents Ruth with a bouquet on behalf of the club, thanking her for her year of service as president.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruth presents the Gavel to incoming President Mel Feller.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bob Franklin is honored with the District Rotarian of the Year for Medium Size clubs.
2014 Banquet and Officer Installation Fr. John Munson 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jun 02, 2014
Rotarian of the Day, Frank Ducos, presented Deb Cornelius who gave us info on the HIPPY Program in our BISD.
Frank Ducos, Rotarian of the Day Fr. John Munson 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on May 05, 2014
Mike Whaley, Burkburnett City Manager, was our Rotarian of the day. He presented Gordon Smith, the director of Public Works. Gordon gave us an update on the water well projects, complete with pictures and diagrams. He said the new well field will be substantially finished in 60 days, and our water treatment plant will be up to full capacity. This is very good news for us! Thanks Gordon!
Rotarian of the Day - Mike Whaley Fr. John Munson 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 28, 2014
Fr. John Munson presented information on Clubrunner, the Rotary web site, and the smart phone app CR. We urge our members to edit their information, and add their birth dates if they will.
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Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 21, 2014
Justice of the Peace Nancy Viavattene Wichita County Precinct 2, joined us today. She related a certain case she had heard recently, without divulging any names. It was quite entertaining! Thanks Judge Nancy!
The Honorable Nancy Viavattene Fr. John Munson 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Apr 14, 2014
Seven students received $500.00 scholarships for college from the Burk Rotary. Pictured are Kaytlyn Boyett, Rotarian Bill McGuire, Kelcee Eddins, Morgan Perron, Shaelee Stebbins, Jared Moon, Jason Ross, Rotarian Larry Russell, and Evangelina Vela.
 
Local Students Receive Scholarships Fr. John Munson 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Mar 17, 2014
Glenn Moret and Rachel Brown from Relay for Life came to the last meeting. Rachel presented RfL info, and invited everyone to get involved. She also shared her story of survival which was very moving for everyone. Pictured are President Ruth, Glenn, Rachel, and the Rotarian of the Day, Dick Vallon.
 
Relay for Life presentation Fr. John Munson 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jan 20, 2014
Assistant City Manager and Rotarian Mike Whaley spoke to the club today about the water supply situation in Burkburnett. The city has purchased 470+ acres near the current water treatment facility, and plans to drill 26 to 28 wells to increase the water production of the treatment plant up to its full capacity. Currently the facility is at half of that capacity. The goal is to increase the production by one million gallons per day, and decrease the amount of water purchased from Wichita Falls.
Assistant City Manager and Rotarian Mike Whaley Fr. John Munson 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Munson on Jan 07, 2014
 
Rick Sims was the Rotarian of the Day, and he presented LeAnn Moran, the administrator of the Wichita Falls Regional Airport. They showed us pictures of the planned airport facility, and the condition of the current facility. From the presentation, it sounds like this project is well overdue. The current building has been remodled six times, and still is not adequate for the needs of the passengers. Ms. Moran forsees a great increase in traffic at the airport once the project is completed. Rick is a partner of the architectural firm on the project, Bundy, Young, Sims, & Potter, which designed the new airport building and grounds. Ms. Moran suggested that we tour the old facility to understand the need for the new. The airport will also have a museum which include the Curtis Jenny, which has been hangared at Kickapoo Airport (see http://www.scs99.com/jn4-d-jenny.html)  and a T-38, the current trainer.
 
Rotarian Rick Sims Presents Admin of Wichita Falls Regional Airport John Munson 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Munson on Dec 16, 2013
ToysToday the Rotarians gathered for the annual Christmas Luncheon with spouses and special guests in attendance. BVFD Chief (and Rotarian) Rodney Ryalls brought some EMT's to receive gifts which were donated to the BVFD Toy Drive by the members. Rotarians Rock!
 
Burk Rotarians Give Gifts to the BVFD Toy Drive John Munson 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Munson on Nov 11, 2013

The Burkburnett Assistant City Manager, Mike Whaley, was inducted into Rotary International today. Congratulations and welcome, Mike!

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New Rotarian Mike Whaley John Munson 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Munson on Nov 11, 2013

 Pat Norriss brought a special guest to the meeting today. Maureen Shelton is the Criminal District Attorney for Wichita County. She and a staff of 18 attorneys, 11 support staff, and 9 investigators handle over 6000 felony and misdemeanor cases every year. She gave us some challenging case examples that gave us the opportunity to judge for ourselves if a case would be held over for trial or no-billed. It was very interesting.

Shelton

Rotarian of the Day - Pat Norriss John Munson 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Rotarian Lt. Lahoma Vaughn John Munson 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
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