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Denton-Lake Cities

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Oakmont Country Club
1901 Oakmont Dr
Corinth, TX 76210
United States of America
Upcoming Events
Clear Texas Lake Projects
Clear Texas Lake Projects
Jul 05, 2022 7:00 AM
Refuge for Women of North Texas
Jul 12, 2022 7:00 AM
City of Denton
Jul 19, 2022 7:00 AM
Meeting Coordinator
Jul 26, 2022 7:00 AM
Imagine Rotary in new ways for Your Club
Aug 02, 2022 7:00 AM
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John Smyers
Apr 25, 2022
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May 27, 2022
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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.
Members of the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club spent their Saturday (May 7) with our partners from the Young Men's Service League (YMSL) improving the environment by building pollinator gardens.
Pollinators—i.e., insects that move pollen from one flower to another—are in decline. Pollinator decline is attributed primarily to the loss of habitat and to the use of pesticides. Urbanization is occurring at an alarming rate; our green space is disappearing. Green space is often converted to land for crops or planted with non-native plants that do not support or host local insects that carry out pollination. By creating gardens in an urban are with the appropriate native plant selection we are making our effort to reverse the trend. In this case our gardens are being built at the Denton Serves building.
The week-end started with a Camping Trip to Willow Grove Park in Lake Dallas. Several of our "hardy" members braved the great outdoors on a beautiful Friday evening enjoying some great fellowship and camping fun.
How does that kumbaya song go again???
The inaugural DLCRC Campout was a success. Beautiful weather, excellent food, and great company. To top that off, we provided community service to the wonderful Lake Dallas Willow Grove Park. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Great time to be a Rotarian.
Thanks to Chad Eskew and Jason Young from Denton Freedom House for coming out sharing your awesome mission.
Denton Freedom House accomplishes its mission through the Freedom Pantry and Zerba Coffee. Denton Freedom House operates a womens program, a mens program and the Freedom Food Pantry. The next time you are in downtown Denton, stop by and check out the the menu at Zebra Coffee on E. McKinney. Your relaxing cup of java also supports the efforts of the Denton Freedom House.
The Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club 4 Way Speech Contest Winner is Tariah Choice.
Congratulations Tariah!
The Contest was held Friday, March 25, 2022. Many thanks to the judges.

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

"Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
On Saturday, March 19th, members from the Denton-Lake Cities RC joined members from two other local Rotary Clubs for the "Clear Lake Texas Service Project"
The trash pickings were multiple as this group of 9 energetic and apparently strong Rotarians removed 14 bags of trash, traffic cones, barrels, chairs of all kinds and even concrete traffic barriers.
Thank you Rotary! Supporting our Environment and improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Tina Henderson joined us last Tuesday for our weekly meeting to provide a great update on the business growth in the Lake Cities area that includes Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas and Shady Shores.
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has taken a major leadership roll in connecting with and advocating for business that serve Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas and Shady Shores. Tina shared with us some exciting business ventures taking place in the Lake Cities area.
We are very proud to win the TASB Recognition through Denton ISD for our efforts with the Dictionary Program and our support of Interact Clubs in the high schools.
The Texas Association of School Business professionals has awarded us its Stand-up for Texas Schools award for the litereacy projects such as the Dictionary Project, Adopt-a-School and Interact Clubs in the high schools.
Shelter Box presented its Silver Award to the our club.
Shelter Box provides emergency shelter to communities stricken by natural disaster and conflict. Delivering aid by hand, foot, boat, helicopter or even tuk-tuk. Lake Cities Rotary has had a long standing relationship with Shelrer Box through Past President Brian Glenn who also serves as the Rotary District 5790 representative for Shelter Box. Because of this relationship, our club has donated thousands to this effort over the last several years.
Member Generosity, Time and Talent provided Christmas presents to  78+ Children
Taking time out at our meetings last fall members prepared gifts for 78 Children. Working with Operation Christmas Child we were able to find out what the children needed and wanted and arranged with the folks at Operation Christmas Child to have those gifts delivered in time for Christmas.
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Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club motto:
Small enough to Care, Big Enough to Make a Difference
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.