Danielle Welch, with STRIVE Reentry Center Kelly Murray 2023-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Empowering Community Health: A Conversation with Alicia Barker of Texas Health Resources Kelly Murray 2023-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Pam Gutierrez with Denton County MHMR Kelly Murray 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Lewisville ISD Education Foundation 9/22/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
DR. LORI RAPP 8/18/2023superintendent L.I.S.D.  8/10/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Caroline Leaf 8/10/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting 7/21/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Jaime Walker Blanton Kelly Murray 2023-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Make A Wish - North Texas - 5/19/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Veteran Advocate - Kasey Brown - 5/12/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Pediatric Epilepsy: Pain, Purpose & Promise - 4/28/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Out & About With CTR - Make A Wish Kelly Murray 2023-04-20 05:00:00Z 0 Out & About
Refuge For Women North Texas - 4/21/2023 Kelly Murray 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Therapeutic Recreation Group Kelly Murray 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Creating a Culture of Generational Diversity and Inclusion Kelly Murray 2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
2022 Duck Race Winners Kelly Murray 2022-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rhythms At The Riverwalk 2022

The excitement around the finish line at yesterday’s Duck Derby! Thanks for everyone’s support this year! We raised a record setting amount for local charities!
Rhythms At The Riverwalk 2022 Kelly Murray 2022-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
The True Representation of Rotarians Kelly Murray 2022-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Flower Mound Firefighters Association Jim Moll 2022-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
It's Only The Beginning Kelly Murray 2022-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker: Judge Susan Calvert Piel and her husband, Cary Piel, attorney and member of Champions Rotary 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Alicia Barker

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!
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Guest Speaker: District Governor Kayla Christianson

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.
Guest Speaker: District Governor Kayla Christianson 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Release the Quackin'!

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.
Release the Quackin'! 2022-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Cruise to Cozumel

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.
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Guest Speaker: Jason Hillier

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!
Guest Speaker: Jason Hillier 2022-02-18 06:00:00Z 0

Andy Eads: 2024/2025 Rotary District Governor

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.
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.
Andy Eads: 2024/2025 Rotary District Governor 2022-02-14 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members

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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Guest Speaker: Dr. Sireesha Vasireddy

We came together for another weekly club meeting at the River Walk Hall to welcome Dr. Vasireddy as our guest speaker! Sireesha Vasireddy, M.D., F.A.C.C., is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and she holds certifications in nuclear cardiology. She is affiliated with facilities such as Medical City Lewisville, Medical City Children's Hospital, and Medical City Denton, and her practice philosophy is to build strong partnerships with patients based on trust.
Thank you, Tanya Gandy and the team at Medical City Lewisville for providing this opportunity for our club! In honor of Valentine's Day and American Heart Month, Dr. Vasireddy spoke to us about heart failure, heart health, and the medical advances in her field.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sireesha Vasireddy 2022-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Alan Riley

Alan Riley, president at CentraComp, Inc, visited our club on Friday, January 28th to stress the importance of cyber security and inform our members of how to better protect themselves and their businesses against cybercrime. We learned some very valuable information that we will keep in mind while choosing and changing passwords, monitoring bank accounts, checking emails, using social media, and more. Remember to always be cautious online!
Guest Speaker: Alan Riley 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Susan Washington

Our club is so grateful that Susan Washington was able to join us as a guest speaker to share her story of hope, tragedy, and redemption.
Susan has inspired and motivated our club to always strive to become the best version of ourselves and grow from our mistakes and misfortunes.
Learn more about Susan’s story by picking up her book, From Pom Poms to Prison.
Guest Speaker: Susan Washington 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Champion-Macedonia Cemetery Clean-Up

On January 17th, our fellow Rotarians joined other community members in a clean-up and revitalization of the historic Champion-Macedonia Cemetery in Lewisville. We are proud to volunteer our time and efforts in observance of MLK Day of Service — a day of kindness and love.
More than 100 volunteers came to clean the fence line, mow, pick up leaves, cut low tree limbs, clean grave markers, and more. Those who sponsored the event include Westside Baptist Church, Huffines Auto Dealerships, Amazon Lewisville Hub, City of Lewisville, Davoodi Family Medicine, Jeri Harwell with Republic Services, and the Denton-Lewisville Alumni Chapter of Kappa, Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
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Salvation Army Holiday Performance


On the morning of December 17th, we wrapped up our last club meeting for 2021 with a jolly live performance!
We welcomed The Salvation Army of North Texas to join us, speak about their cause, and play a delightful selection of holiday tunes we all know and love. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and treasures to support this wonderful organization this holiday season. Your contributions are very much appreciated!
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2021 Christmas Luncheon

What an exceptional event for such a beautiful cause. Our annual Christmas Luncheon was held this year to support the UNT PUSH (Persevere UNTil Success Happens) which offers a network of support that helps foster care alumni focus on their academic, financial, career, and social well-being. With the help of PUSH, these students are able to thrive on the University of North Texas campus.
This year, Cross Timbers Rotary came together to donate a total of $17,000 to the UNT PUSH program!
A special shoutout goes out to Lori Walker, Ginger Eads, and Nicole Smith Woodard for heading up our Christmas Luncheon committee. Thank you C.S. Creations for assembling a festive balloon wall and Mixed Media Creations for designing our event invitations, programs, social media graphics, and more. We also couldn't be more grateful for everyone else who helped make this spectacular event happen.
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Salvation Army Bells

Can you hear the Salvation Army bells ringing? Cross Timbers Rotary is proud to donate our time for another holiday season to help raise money for such an important and life-changing organization.
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Guest Speaker: Chris Schoolcraft

Chris Schoolcraft, Founder and Professional Coach at CLS Leadership, joined us as our program for our November 19th club meeting at the River Walk Hall!

Chris is an intuitive and wise coach that works with people and leaders from all walks of life. His passion is to see people wake up to a more conscious and intentional life, and live out their deepest potential. During his presentation, Chris taught us about his coaching methodology using the Enneagram.
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Kyle's Place District Grant Project 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Phil Luckett

Our club had a wonderful morning welcoming Phil Luckett on November 12th as he spoke to us about his 25-year career as an NFL Referee, his family, and his travels for missions work. We thoroughly enjoyed his program!
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Celebrating Our Superintendents

On Friday, November 5th, the Vocational Committee held a special meeting to honor our local Superintendents and award them with Vocational Excellence Awards! These awards are given to those who have demonstrated Service Above Self, commitment to our community, and excellence in their profession.
Dr. Jamie Wilson with Denton ISD, Dr. Kevin Rogers with Lewisville ISD, and Dr. Telena Wright with Argyle Independent School District have all inspired us with their amazing leadership.
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Sfereco Rotary Night

What an exciting night for The Town of Flower Mound as the much anticipated Riverwalk begins to open! Cross Timbers Rotary and friends celebrated the soft opening of Sfereco on November 4th.
The food and drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was fun and colorful! It’s an Italian masterpiece with a Spaghetti Western theme. This is sure to be one of our new favorite go-to places. Our club is excited to visit for dinner again soon.
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Guest Speaker: Tan Parker

What a wonderful program! Being elected to serve the people of Denton County and fight for the betterment of Texas is something Tan Parker commonly refers to as the highest honor of his professional life.
Thank you to everyone who joined us Friday, October 29th at Water Works Hall to welcome State Representative Tan Parker! He spoke to us about his latest legislative session and how he works to serve the people of Denton County.
Guest Speaker: Tan Parker 2021-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Brian Glenn

We are so thankful that Brian Glenn, a ShelterBox USA Response Team Member, was able to speak to us about how Shelter Boxes and kits are helping people around the world recover from disaster and conflict. Our club also donated money to help give resources to families in need!
Shelter Box is such an amazing, Rotary-grown organization and we are inspired by their passion for helping those who need it most. Visit shelterboxusa.org to learn more or donate.
Guest Speaker: Brian Glenn 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Ashley Smalley

Unity begins with you! Cross Timbers Rotary welcomed Ashley Smalley as a guest speaker to emphasize the power of empathy, patience, humility, and enthusiasm. Caring for the people on our team through positivity and optimism helps us unite as a club. We are so thankful for Ashley and all of our fellow Rotarians for meeting with us at Water Works Hall.
Guest Speaker: Ashley Smalley 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
A Huge Success! 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Duck Derby Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our 4th annual Duck Derby! This was a record year with 30,000 ducks adopted. Thank you to everyone who supported our charitable efforts!
First place through 10th Place:
  1. Robert Alexander
  2. Cheryl Henry
  3. Stephanie Greer
  4. Catarina Weihs
  5. Kristine Hallingstad
  6. Joe Booth
  7. Alyson Dodgen
  8. Carrie Galyean
  9. Phillip Van Guilder
  10. Nancy Peek
Congratulations Duck Derby Winners! 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rhythms at the Riverwalk & Duck Derby

The 4th Annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk and Duck Derby event was a HUGE success! This marks our largest Duck Derby yet.
Our sincerest gratitude goes to the 117 event sponsors, everyone who adopted one of our 30,000 ducks, and all of our Rotarians and their loved ones who dedicated their time, treasures, and talents for this event.
We came together as a community to help raise funds for over 25 charitable nonprofit organizations. Next year, we plan on going BIGGER! Mark your calendars now for next year’s event on September 17, 2022!
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4th Annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk Live Stream 2021-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

4th Annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk

Join us on the Flower Mound River Walk for the 4th annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event this Saturday, September 18th!
Get ready for a day full of family fun. Enjoy duck derby, food trucks, music, children's activities, vendor booths, and more. Cheer on 30,000 yellow rubber ducks as they race towards the finish line. The first lucky duck wins a $2,500 gift card! The second through tenth place winners will also receive prizes.
This event is the signature fundraiser for our club. Help us support several local nonprofit organizations by adopting ducks for the duck race.
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Guest Speaker: Jason Morgan

On Friday, September 10th, our club welcomed Jason Morgan, a retired Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, as a guest speaker! He is the best-selling co-author of “A Dog Called Hope: The Special Operations Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Saved Him.”
He is also a national spokesperson for an organization that pairs highly trained service dogs with wounded veterans and has founded Operation Renewed Strength, a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit disabled veterans.
Our club was delighted to meet Jason and his service dog, Yago, and enjoyed listening to his inspiring story.
Guest Speaker: Jason Morgan 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members!

On Friday, September 3rd, Cross Timbers Rotary celebrated new duck sales for our 4th annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event and welcomed four new Rotarians to our club.
We are proud to welcome Derek France, Tami Creeser, Pam Petrides, and Joe Booth to the Cross Timbers Rotary Club! We are beyond excited to serve the community with you.
Welcome New Members! 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Thank You Sponsors!

The countdown to our 4th Annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event has begun! We would like to thank our top-tier sponsors that are helping us raise money for local nonprofit organizations. We are honored to have each and every one of you support this year's event.
Adopt your ducks online at RhythmsAtTheRiverwalk.com to participate in our annual Duck Race! Winners receive prizes, and all proceeds will support our community.
Thank You Sponsors! 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Best Rotary in Denton County

Cross Timbers Rotary has been voted the Best Rotary in Denton County! Thank you to our community members, friends, and Rotarians for taking the time to vote for us. We couldn't be more grateful for your support.
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Guest Speaker: Dr. Sujatha Krishnan

Thank you to all of the wonderful Rotarians that visited Water Works Hall for the August 27th club meeting! Dr. Sujatha Krishnan, the Infectious Disease Medical Director at Medical City Lewisville and Texas Health Flower Mound, spoke to us about the COVID-19 Delta Variant. We are so glad she was able to join us and teach us how to keep ourselves and others around us safe.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sujatha Krishnan 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

UNT PUSH Program Donation

Our amazing Rotarians came together at our club's 6th birthday party to give gifts to the UNT PUSH (Persevere UNTil Success Happens) program and the Texas Woman's University Frontiers program.

Our Cross Timber’s Rotary President, Shelly Dodge met with Brenda Sweeten of UNT to present our collective contribution totaling $5,295. It’s incredible to witness the generosity of this club and passion for our non-profit partners!
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Cross Timbers Rotary Club's 6th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Cross Timbers Rotary!
Our Club had such a great morning celebrating 6 incredible years of community, fellowship, and vision!
We extend our deepest gratitude to our founding members: Andy Eads, Ginger Eads, Lori Fickling, and Lori Walker (founding member not pictured: Chuck Elsey). Your vision continues to inspire and guide this growing club that Serves to Change Lives!
In honor of our 6th birthday, we collected $4895 in donations to help support our newest partners: The PUSH Program at UNT and The FRONTIERS Program at TWU. They are both wonderful organizations that serve to guide foster care alumni through their college careers. They provide supplies, resources, and function as a foundational support system for students who have aged out of foster care.
Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate with us! Cheers to another amazing Cross Timbers Rotary Year!
Cross Timbers Rotary Club's 6th Birthday 2021-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Sean & Jenny Carter

Our club welcomed Sean and Jenny Carter as guest speakers at the August 13th club meeting. They shared their inspirational story of how Sean overcame severe injuries from a devastating car crash and talked about the dangers of drinking and driving.
We would like to thank WhenSeanSpeaks for talking to us about their efforts to improve the lives of those that suffered traumatic brain injuries, much like Sean.
Thank you to all of the fellow Rotarians that came out to Water Works Hall to support such a fantastic nonprofit organization!
Guest Speaker: Sean & Jenny Carter 2021-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Winners

Continuing the legacy of our founder, the Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
Congratulations to Kelly Woodall Heslep as a new Paul Harris recipient! Stacy Shriever was welcomed to Cross Timbers Rotary with a medallion and ribbon to honor her existing Paul Harris level. Also, a huge shout out to second-time Paul Harris winner, Mike Donnelly! Thank you all for your long-standing commitment and generosity!
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Vocational Service Excellence Awards

The Cross Timbers Rotary Club Vocational Service Excellence Award is designed to recognize first responders and teachers for their dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence.
Congratulations to Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Scott Whisenhunt, and Double Oak Police Department Chief, Ruben Rivas, for being our honored guests and recipients of this prestigious award. These individuals demonstrate exemplary vocational service and we honor them as they tirelessly protect and serve our community.
Thank you both for your service to our community!
Vocational Service Excellence Awards 2021-08-09 05:00:00Z 0

Duck Sales Begin

It's QUACKING time!
The Cross Timbers Rotary Club had a fun and informative gathering at Water Works Hall to celebrate the start of Duck Derby duck sales! This year marks the 4th Annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event, and it's sure to be a great one.
Adopt your ducks online at RhythmsAtTheRiverwalk.com to help support local nonprofit organizations!
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Rotary International Citation: Platinum Presidential Distinction

The Cross Timbers Rotary Club is beyond honored to be awarded the Rotary International Citation with Platinum Presidential Distinction! We won this award under Ginger Eads' leadership for our work in the 2019-2020 Rotary year, and are proud to be receiving this award of the highest recognition from Rotary International.
Thank you fellow Rotarians for working hard to serve our communities, reach our goals, and making this accomplishment possible!
Rotary International Citation: Platinum Presidential Distinction 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Samantha Sims

Our club invited Samantha Sims as a guest speaker for the July 30th Club Meeting. She kindly came to talk to us about how the Journey to Dream Foundation is changing young lives. Kyle's Place is working hard to support at-risk, victimized, and homeless teens, and is teaching them how to become self-sufficient and productive adults.
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Guest Speaker: Brenda Sweeten

Cross Timbers Rotary Club had an uplifting and informative meeting Friday morning! Our club members welcomed Brenda Sweeten, a UNT PUSH Program Advisor and Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work, as a guest speaker. Brenda shared how this foster care alumni program aids college students on their journey to graduation.
Our club also awarded our very own Chris Haverstick the 2020-2021 Rising Star Award!
We are so lucky to have such caring and passionate club members.
Guest Speaker: Brenda Sweeten 2021-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

4th Annual Rhythms at The Riverwalk Event


Join us on the Flower Mound River Walk for the 4th annual Rhythms at the Riverwalk event on Saturday, September 18th!
Get ready for a day full of family fun. Enjoy duck derby, food trucks, music, children's activities, vendor booths, and more. Cheer on over 25,000 yellow rubber ducks as they race towards the finish line. The first lucky duck wins a $2,500 gift card! The second through tenth place winners will also receive prizes.
This event is the signature fundraiser for our club. Help us support over 20 Denton County nonprofit organizations by adopting ducks for the duck race.
To adopt your ducks and learn more about this event, visit RhythmsAtTheRiverwalk.com.
4th Annual Rhythms at The Riverwalk Event 2021-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Tony Jeary


Cross Timbers Rotary welcomed Tony Jeary, The RESULTS Guy™, as an inspiring guest speaker at the Friday, July 16 club meeting.
Tony has an amazing track record of helping high-achieving, top-performing organizations and leaders change the way they think, operate, and perform.
We had a full house at Water Works as our members gathered to learn from Tony, and are so grateful for our community of growth-focused leaders.
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End of Year Awards & Installation Luncheon 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

Moving to Water Works!


Cross Timbers Rotary Club is so excited to start our next chapter in a brand new location!
Our new home is now at the beautiful Water Works Hall, located at The River Walk in Flower Mound, Texas. With our stunning view of the riverwalk, our weekly meetings will be more exciting than ever. Join us at 8 am every Friday morning to see what we're planning and how we're going above and beyond to help our community.
Moving to Water Works! 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

22,000 Rubber Ducks Race to the Finish Line to Benefit Local Charities

The Duck Derby 2020 looks different in this year of pandemic, but the Cross Timbers Rotary Club has not been deterred, selling more duck adoptions this year than either of the first two years of the event. As a result, 22,000 rubber ducks will “race” to the finish line on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the River Walk in Flower Mound, and one lucky winner will take the $2,500 grand prize.
Due to the governor’s orders limiting outdoor gatherings, the ducks will be released at an undisclosed time to avoid a crowd. The club is asking everyone to watch the event online on the Cross Timbers Rotary Facebook page at 11:00am on September 19.  
Cross Timbers Rotary was founded in 2015 and the Duck Derby is the club’s major fundraiser, supporting more than 20 nonprofit organizations in the community, as well as international projects in developing countries. The organizations have been hit hard this year due to the pandemic, which means the support is needed more than ever.
The top 10 luck ducks to cross the finish line win a prize and first prize is $2,500!
Be a part of the 3rd annual Duck Derby “virtually” by following Cross Timbers Rotary on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrossTimbersRotary/ and watching in at 11:00am Saturday, September 19, to see the ducks go over the waterfall and race to the finish line!
For more information, message us on our Facebook page.
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It’s Duck Season!

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Thousands of Rubber Ducks Race at the River Walk to Benefit Local Charities
Duck season takes on a whole new meaning as the Cross Timbers Rotary Club hits the scene with its 2nd Annual Duck Derby as part of its Rhythms at the River Walk festival. Thousands of ducks will “race” to the finish on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Flower Mound River Walk, where one lucky winner will take the $2,500 grand prize.
The Rhythms at the River Walk is a family-friendly day full of activities centered around the Duck Derby. Festivities kick off at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K River Run, followed by a family-friendly River Walk at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 3:00 p.m. The ducks hit the water at 1:00 p.m. for an exciting race down the river, and a first, second and third place winner will be plucked out of the water at the finish.
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Cross Timbers Rotary Making a Difference

On the last weekend in March 2018, the Cross Timbers Rotary Club spent the weekend blitzing the community with service projects. This weekend is known as RAD, which stands for Rotary Action Days, and has become an annual event with this nearly three-year-old club.
Cross Timbers Rotary Making a Difference 2018-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Hit the Streets

The Cross Timbers Rotary Club in Flower Mound held their first annual Rotary Action Days (RAD) weekend on Friday and Saturday.
The entire club membership spread out into the community helping nine local non-profits with hands-on service projects both large and small.
The club even gave the future Rotarians of our community the chance to serve with a lemonade stand in Parker Square during Saturday’s Farmers Market.
Rotarians Hit the Streets 2018-03-29 05:00:00Z 0 Cross Timbers Rotary,volunteer

Community Service Becomes Contagious

Cupcakes, sparkling cider, party favors, a mini-auction, and bacon can only mean one thing – the Cross Timbers Rotary Club is celebrating a milestone!

The Cross Timbers Rotary Club in Flower Mound received their official charter last August to begin a new club with 62 members. Now, one year and many service projects later, the club celebrates with 100 members and continued enthusiasm for “Service Above Self.”

As the Cross Timbers Rotary club celebrates its first anniversary, members paused during their weekly meeting on Friday to reflect on their many accomplishments and to prepare for an even more ambitious second year.

Community Service Becomes Contagious 2018-03-28 05:00:00Z 0 Cross Timbers Rotary,birthday celebration,grants

Mayors, Cross Timbers Rotary, to help rebuild homes destroyed in Fruitvale

Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden, along with the mayors of Argyle, Highland Village, and Lewisville, are joining with Habitat for Humanity and the Cross Timbers Rotary Club to help rebuild an East Texas town devastated by the April 29 tornadoes.

The  idea grew after Flower Mound Fire Chief Eric Greaser and Emergency Management Officer Brandon Barth dropped off the community’s gift cards in Fruitvale earlier this week and learned of a few residents who had lost their homes.

After Chief Greaser discussed what he had learned and witnessed in Fruitvale, Mayor Hayden was inspired to organize a project on a grander scale to help Fruitvale.



Mayors, Cross Timbers Rotary, to help rebuild homes destroyed in Fruitvale 2018-03-28 05:00:00Z 0 Fruitvale,disaster relief,volunteer

Volunteers Needed to Help Build Homes for Fruitvale Tornado Victims

Volunteers are needed this weekend and next to help build new homes for Fruitvale residents whose houses were destroyed by a tornado last April.

Tornadoes devastated the rural East Texas town on April 29, 2017 and local officials and mayors helped organize fundraisers for the victims, but then they wanted to do more to help them clean up and rebuild.

Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden came to a Cross Timbers Rotary Club meeting to tell them about the aid needed in Fruitvale, and David Eiland, owner of Eiland Construction, went with other members to help with the cleanup effort. They’re now working to restore homes for four families: donations went toward helping two to get new homes, and two more are being rebuilt.

Volunteers Needed to Help Build Homes for Fruitvale Tornado Victims 2018-03-28 05:00:00Z 0 Fruitvale,disaster relief,volunteer

Cross Timbers Rotary Holds Louisiana Fundraiser


The Cross Timbers Rotary Club in Flower Mound is holding a community-wide garage sale this Saturday to raise money for flood victims in Louisiana and they need your donations.

Club members are supporting a school in an underprivileged area in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District that was hit hard by the flooding.

The club will accept yard sale item donations on the east side of Parker Square in Flower Mound at noon on Friday.

Cross Timbers Rotary Holds Louisiana Fundraiser 2018-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rising Star

Posted by Kevin Cook
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May 2015, a half-dozen civic leaders met in Flower Mound, Texas, a short drive (or long kickoff) from Dallas. Five were already Rotarians, but while they enjoyed their weekly meetings, they were itching to try some ideas of their own. “Meeting time, for one thing,” recalls Andy Eads, a Denton County commissioner whose energy level could power several suburbs. “Thursday at lunch wasn’t working for us.” 
The six founders wanted to get a jump on the workday, not stop in the middle for a lunch meeting. They discussed founding a club that would meet at 7 a.m. or even 6:30, but bank President Julie Meyer and a couple of other parents in the group said no. “We have to get breakfast on the table and kids off to school before we start serving humanity.” In the end, they settled on 8 a.m. Fridays – a breakfast meeting to start the day.
Next question: Who else should be in the club?
Rising Star Kevin Cook 2017-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Cross Timbers Rotary Club Receives Official Charter

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 The Cross Timbers Rotary Club received its official charter Friday at Bridlewood Golf Club. The first meeting was spent deciding how the club will be organized, brainstorming who they would like to see join it, and what ideals the club wanted to uphold.

“The Cross Timbers Rotary Club has been in the minds of a few of us for more than a year, as we talked about how to expand Rotary’s footprint in our district, District 5790,” said Andy Eads, club president at the ceremony. “We knew it was a desire of the leadership of this district to grow, and … we knew we could play a part in that.”

Cross Timbers Rotary Club Receives Official Charter Lori Fickling 2015-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
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