Welcome to Cross Timbers Rotary Club!
Cross Timbers

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 8:00 AM
The River Walk Hall
4040 Riverwalk Dr.
Flower Mound, TX 75028
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
President
Club Service - Projects Chair
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Legal Counsel
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
Treasurer
Club Administration Chair
Community Service Chair
Foundation Chair
International Chair
Leadership Council Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
At-Large Rep.
At Large Rep
At Large Rep
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Cross Timbers Rotary Club | Community Leaders
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make a positive change in your community?
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of local leaders who share your drive to give back.
 
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Upcoming Events
Jun 29, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jul 01, 2022 8:16 AM 9:00 AM
Jul 27, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 31, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Club Stories
June 10th. Speaker:  Kellie Manderfeld.  Kellie is a certified life coach. In her work with clients, she assists others in refining their goals and in overcoming obstacles, so they can reach their full potential. Kellie has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota State University.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas.  During her career, she has worked with at-risk adolescents, helping them to redefine how they see themselves and work towards achievable goals.  As a clinical manager in a brain injury rehabilitation program, she had the opportunity to assist survivors with identifying their skills and limitations, showing them how to apply them effectively, thereby allowing them to reintegrate into their personal and professional lives.  As a life coach, she has integrated her training and experience into a commitment to assist people from all backgrounds to turn their aspirations into reality.
 

Cross Timbers Rotary was excited to welcome Don Manning with Crazy Cool Family to speak with us and share their mission of showing parents how to connect the relationships in their family to Jesus and each other.  
 
 
 

One of our own Rotarians, Alicia Barker, spoke to us today about Our Daily Bread Denton at our March 25th club meeting. We learned that 1 in 5 residents of Denton County struggle with hunger, and 1200 folks struggle with homelessness. This organization helps individuals meet basic needs and serves 700 meals each day! Alicia has a huge heart, and her life’s work has always been to serve the lost, the last, and the lonely.
 
Thank you, Alicia, for all you and your team do for the most vulnerable in our community!

Cross Timbers Rotary had a fantastic meeting on March 18th with our fellow Rotarians and guest speaker, District 5790 Governor Kayla Christianson! We greatly appreciate Kayla’s leadership, inspiration, and service.

It's time to release the quackin'!
 
We held our first Rhythms at the Riverwalk Committee meeting on the morning of March 4th, and have officially begun planning for this year's event. The 5th annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event is going to be the biggest yet, so mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17th! This year, you can expect to enjoy local vendor booths, kids' activities, live music, food trucks, and our largest Duck Derby race to date! 
 
This annual fundraising event is fun for the whole family and helps support over 20 non-profit organizations in Denton County.

Cross Timbers Rotary departed on Royal Caribbean’s “Adventure of the Seas” ship for a five-night western Caribbean cruise from Galveston, Texas on February 18th! We spent a week with our Rotary family and are proud that we got the chance to hand-deliver school supplies to the wonderful students in Cozumel. We enjoyed the beautiful ocean views, ate delicious food, and explored amazing new places.
 
We were welcomed by the very friendly Cozumel Rotary Club, to whom we delivered our backpacks filled with essential school supplies for the local students. Thanks to Tina Malmberg and Stacey Miller, this donation was extraordinary and very well organized. We also thank Linda Jones Baird with Altour travel for yet another amazing CTR cruise. Year after year, the Cross Timbers Rotary Board works with Linda to curate the best cruise based on timing, value, and service. We are grateful for such an epic trip! Every detail was handled, from last-minute cancellations and changes to a private VIP cocktail party, and special gifts in our cabins.
 

Our club welcomed Jason Hillier, the pastor at Valley Creek Church, as our guest speaker for February 18th’s club meeting! Jason spoke to us about the circulation of hope in our community and stressed the importance of our efforts to change lives for the better.

He spoke about how, like Cross Timbers Rotary, the Valley Creek Church works to spread hope, kindness, and faith not only to its own members but to the entire community. Thank you for inspiring and uplifting us!

Last Friday, February 11th, past Director Governor Peter Scott announced to our club that our very own Andy Eads is now the new District 5790 Governor for the 2024/2025 Rotary year! We are so proud of Andy for this achievement and know he will do an outstanding job as District Governor. Congratulations Andy from your friends, fellow Rotarians, and supporters. We can’t wait to keep doing good things in great ways with you by our side.
 
Bio:
 
As a brand new Rotarian twenty years ago at the Flower Mound Rotary Club, Eads was appointed Community Service Chair, a position he held for many years giving him a quick and solid foundation in how Rotary can serve our local communities. He later served as President of the Flower Mound Rotary Club 2007/08, leading new initiatives such as establishing a donor-advised account with RI, rewriting the by-laws, growing membership, and increasing club engagement.
 
In 2015 he gathered a group of community leaders to be Founders of the new Cross Timbers Rotary Club where he served as Charter President. The Club was an early success chartering 62 members and quickly grew to over 100 members strong. The club’s growth and accomplishments drew the attention of Rotary International and The Rotarian magazine featured the Club in an 8-page article in July 2017.
 
“Part of what I am most pleased with our Cross Timbers Club is the culture we established from the beginning of the Club. It still remains today. Our culture of care and nurturing of our members and stressing the importance of lasting relationships has helped us maintain our high retention rate and attracted new members annually,” Eads said.
 
While extremely active in his home Club, giving back to District 5790 has been important to Eads, and he has been called upon by District leadership to serve in many functions where retaining members and increasing the vibrancy of Clubs were areas of focus. As an accredited/trained Visioning Facilitator, Eads traveled across Texas leading “Visioning Workshops” to help Rotary Clubs grow and succeed.
 
PDG Mary Ann McDuff appointed Eads as Assistant District Governor for new clubs to help McDuff fulfill her vision to increase more clubs in their home county of Denton. PDG Gerald Robinson continued the initiative and Eads assisted in establishing new Clubs such as Little Elm, 380, Champions, Trophy Club, Denton Evening. The newly formed Pilot Knob Rotary Club was a satellite club of the Cross Timbers.
 
Eads believes in the importance of training and curriculum and PETS having served as a PETS facilitator for many years and also taught several classes at PETS for new presidents and how to create a vibrant club as well as numerous District training events on Club Culture and Vibrant Clubs.
 
RI President Mark Maloney selected Eads as one of 20 in North America to be New Club Innovation Advocates in January 2020 where he traveled to RI headquarters and attended workshops to then train Districts on how to innovate new clubs in the new club models.
 
He has assisted District Governors PDG Peter Scott and PDG Roger Paschal with Club Culture and membership-related tasks. Eads has attended three International Conventions in Salt Lake City 2007, Atlanta 2017, Hamburg, Germany 2019 to learn more about Rotary and its importance in addressing issues around the world.
 
On a professional note, Eads has served on the Denton County Commissioners Court since 2007, becoming the Denton County Judge in January 2019 where he is focused on cutting taxes while addressing the increasing demands of one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas. As County Judge, Eads led emergency response efforts related to Covid.
 
“I am proud of the role our Rotarians played in staffing one of the largest and most successful vaccination clinics in America. Denton County led the world in the number of vaccines daily administered. Hundreds of thousands of people from 45 states came to Denton County Public Health to get their vaccination in a timely manner. We could not have done it without the volunteers Denton County Rotary Clubs brought to the clinics,” Eads said. The North Central Texas Council of Governments awarded Denton County the Regional Partnership Award for their vaccination clinics because of their example in bringing so many partners together.
 
Eads is a native Texan and fifth-generation resident of Denton County and received his BBA from Howard Payne University and Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas.
 
“I am excited about the potential opportunity to put my twenty years of Rotary experience to good use as a future District Governor of District 5790. We will all work together to make District 5790 the best District in all of RI!” Eads said.
 
Eads is married to Ginger, a fellow Rotarian who is a third-generation Rotarian. She is the past President of Cross Timbers Rotary Club and she has also served as District 5790 Treasurer. The Eads have three kids Everett, Addison, and Caroline. Both boys attended RYLA and Everett returned as a mentor his second year. They reside in Flower Mound.

To kick off our February 11th club meeting, we inducted Jim Hinshaw, Tiffany Koettel, Jack Furst, and Scott Maness as the newest members of our club! We're so excited to work with each and every one of you and are always delighted to see our club grow.
 
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