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Denton-Lake Cities

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Oakmont Country Club
1901 Oakmont Dr
Corinth, TX 76210
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Known as "Tony" to his new Rotary friends, Angel Magana was inducted as a member at our November 22nd meeting.
 
Tony, who has already started serving with fellow Rotary members in our Dictionary project, works at the Gary Peppers State Farm Insurance agency in Corinth, Texas. Welcome Tony!
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club sponsored Fred Moore High School Interact Club assembled over 70 "survival kits" for the homeless. 
 
Stephanie Cooper and members of the Fred Moore High School Interact Club assembled over 70 "survival kits" for the homeless. The Interact Club is Fred Moore High School's student services organization. Club members meet weekly to work on community service projects. The annual goal is to complete 3 major service projects per school year. Thank you for your service to the community!
 
Every fall, for the last 22 years, the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club hands out a dictionary to third graders at schools throughout the Denton County area.
 
This year we are distributing 2700 dictionaries to the 3rd-grade classes in 25 schools in Denton ISD, 2 in Sanger, 3 in Argyle, 3 in Lake Dallas, and 2 in Krum. Pat Smith, DLCRC Community Service Chair, and Cathy Henderson, Youth Services organized the team to put the Rotary stickers in every dictionary. The stickers identify the dictionary as a gift from the Denton Lake-Cities Rotary Club.
 
 
This award, for Rotary year 2019-2020 was awarded in recognition of our generous Rotary members. For year 2019-2020, Denton-Lake Cities Rotarians had the highest per capita giving of the 67 clubs in Rotary District 5790.
 
 
The award was given at the November 5th Denim and Pearls Gala in Granbury, Texas. The Gala is an annual event to fundraise for The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Flanked by David Mays, Lieutenant SRO Commander Denton Police Dept., DISD Safety and Security Director and Derek Bradford, SRO Sergeant Denton Police Dept. Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club president dedicated our October 4th meeting to School Safety.
 
A Student Resource Officer, SRO, provides safety, security, mentorship, education, and prevention to DISD students, and has a dual role assisting both the city and the district. They conduct field trips, plan service projects for students, introduction classes to the different trades they pursue as a career, and also camping trips! Every middle and high school campus has at least one police officer assigned full-time. 
One of the Denton-Lake City Rotary member favorite projects is the Dictionary Program.
Every fall, for the last 22 years, the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club hands out a dictionary to third graders. This year we are distributing 2700 dictionaries to the 3rd-grade classes in 25 schools in Denton ISD, 2 in Sanger, 3 in Argyle, 3 in Lake Dallas, and 2 in Krum. Pat Smith, DLCRC Community Service Chair, and Cathy Henderson, Youth Services organized the team to put the Rotary stickers in every dictionary. The stickers identify the dictionary as a gift from the Denton Lake-Cities Rotary Club.
 
 
 
 
 
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club delivered the 2nd of 5 Buddy Benches to Ginnings Elementary in Denton.  
 
 
 
 
For 2 years the DLCRC collected 1000 lbs of plastic bottle caps. 96 volunteer hours were spent cleaning and sorting, and 120 man hours traveled to deliver the bottle caps and pick up the 5 buddy benches. This project describes perfectly what our membership is about...making the world a better place of our kids while improving our environment.
 
If you want to learn more about our service work, spend some time on our website at www.dentonlakecitiesrotary.com or come for breakfast! We meet every Tuesday morning at the Oakmont Country Club, Corinth TX.
 
 
New member Daan Berg was inducted as a member of the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club on September 20th.
 
Daan is from the Netherlands. He moved to America having met the love of his life (that lives in the Denton area) through an international bible study .
 
Welcome Daan to the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club! Welcome to America! Welcome to Texas! We look forward to working with you at our various community service projects done throughout the year.
 
 
Rotary International President (2021-2022) recognized the Rotary Club of Denton-Lake Cities with the prestigious Rotary Citation.
 
 
In Rotary District 5790, only 19 clubs were selected for this award. The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come.
 
Members of the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club welcomed Brian Searcy Col (RET) USAF with The Paratus Group as Guest Speaker at Sept 9th meeting
 
Brian is with The Paratus Group. Their mission is to educate, train, and equip individuals through a unique learning opportunity the ability to learn and develop situational awareness, empowering them to be prepared to prevent bad events from happening, and to be prepared to make critical life and death decisions if required to respond to one of today's threats.
 
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club is very committed to serving their community but they also love to take time together to enjoy each other's company.
 
 
This month's social event was bowling at Bowlero. Great turn out and lots of fun!
 
Grady demonstrates his "Striking" form - click the image above to see the great photos taken at the event.
 
To learn more about Rotary and our mission to provide service to others go to https://dentonlakecitiesrotary.com
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Breakfast Club was pleased to present Jen Moore, Development Director and Ministry Engagement for Direction 61:3 Denton, with a donation.
 
 
DIRECTION 61:3 is a faith-based organization purposed with helping youth transition from foster care into society as thriving adults. Their mission is to walk alongside older foster and aged out youth to provide a network of support as they transition to become vibrantly independent young adults.
Our Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the Rotary International 35 plus year initiative to End Polio worldwide. Because of generous members like ours the CDC reports that only two polio endemic countries remain, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
 
During the past Rotary year of 2021-2022 our Rotary members raised over $4000 in support of End Polio Now.

What is polio?

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.

Our August 18 speaker, Jaime Blantan,  shared with our members the great work of the Cumberland Youth and Family Services organization does in support of the organizations mission to provide stable housing, counseling and support services for youth, young adults and families.
 
 
 
Denton-Lake Cities Rotary, a morning club was pleased to provide the Cumberland Youth and Family Services with a donation. Jaime Blantan spoke with us about the tremendous works this organization does. Cumberland Youth and Family Services, located in Denton, offers a compassionate community for those who need a safe place to call home.
Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Morning Club was on hand Saturday morning to hand out back packs and school supplies at the Denton ISD Back to School Fair!
 
This year's event was held at Ryan H.S. The backpacks and school supplies through EPI, Educational Products Inc., are everything a child needs from grades K-8 to make getting started in the new school year easier. For more information on the EPI school supply program go to https://site.educationalproducts.com/
 
  
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary invites the family of our former member and city manager for Corinth, Bob Hart (deceased), to receive a donation for the Lake Cities Focus advocacy group at its Aug 2nd meeting.
 
 
Lake Cities Focus is a nonprofit organization founded by Bob Hart. It was created from the desire of community members from Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, and Shady Shores to strengthen families and at risk youth through communication, activities, and education in the midst of pandemics, stress, and other uncertainties. For more information or to donate, visit the Lake Cities Focus website or contact focusinfo@cityofcorinth.com.
 
 
 
 
Governor Dan Steele speaks with members at our Tuesday morning breakfast meeting.
 
 
 
 
He opened with a quote by John Wesley "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can".
Mr. Steele introduced the 2022-23 Rotary International theme "Imagine Rotary" and explained the meaning behind the new logo stating, "Imagine what we can do in our communities through Rotary", that it's not what we do individually for Rotary but what we can do collectively.
 
Kevin Christ installed as President of the Denton Lake-Cities Rotary Club for the 2022-2023 fiscal year at our Annual Banquet on June 27th.
 
 
Meet Kevin

Kevin is an experienced financial professional dedicated to providing his clients with the tailored financial plans they deserve.

Throughout his experience as a financial advisor, Kevin has managed over 300 agents representing over 40 different products. During this time, he learned about the importance of customized solutions and how a one-on-one financial planning experience can help clients reach their goals. Now, as the owner of KPC Financial Solutions, Kevin brings this commitment to every client.

Kevin attended the University of Central Florida as a scholarship athlete on the baseball team and graduated with a degree in business. He earned his first license in the financial services industry in 1988. Kevin is licensed in securities and insurance.

Kevin loves to play golf and scuba dive. He is active in his church, and he and his wife, Karin, love to sponsor church functions in their home.

 
 
 
 
Congratulations Chris Graham on achieving your first Paul Harris Fellow!
 
 
 
 
 
Having recently celebrated his 5th anniversary as a member of Rotary, Chris now joins the many other members of the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club that have achieved Paul Harris Fellow status. 
 
A Rotarian who contributes $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. This recognition is repeated as the Rotarian contributes each additional $1,000. Generosity like Chris's abounds in our club. Over 60% of our members are Paul Harris Fellows. Several members are PHF+1 or above.

 
 
 
This is what I collected from LaGrone Academy. When President John Smyers asked me to take over as Buddy Bench coordinator, I said yes for 3 reasons…
 
We hope to have enough plastic to take to Indiana where they will grind and process it into plastic lumber to create a bench like this.
 
1) I love to travel and looked forward to going to Indiana. 
 
2) I wanted my school to get one. 
 
3) I was a former school counselor and gave many guidance lessons about inclusion, bullies, victims, and bystanders. So this project means something to me. 
 
Lisa Bonneau has said she would go with me. I have plenty of time this summer. I’m hoping we have what we need soon. 
 
Members of the DLCRC Buddy Bench committee turned several trash bags filled with almost 1.5 ton of plastic bottle caps into 5 park benches on their May 2nd trip to Indiana.
 
 
Lest you think there may have been some magic in those plastic caps they found, please know there were several volunteer hours spent collecting, sorting, removing labels and categorizing the materials we delivered to the Indiana based recycler.
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Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club motto:
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Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and our club (one of over 32,000 clubs worldwide) and its members are committed to service in the Denton, Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Cities and Shady Shores communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting our vocations and our youth. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.