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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. --Margaret Mead

Lake Ray Roberts

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Moms on Main
204 S. Main St.
Aubrey, TX  76227
United States
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Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1 Hugh Coleman talked to the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club about road projects in the county and the future of Dallas North Tollway on June 12. Coleman told Rotarians that the expansion of U.S. 377 from two to six lanes is a dozen years away from construction. Photo courtesy of Abigail Allen, Pilot Point Post-Signal.
 
 
 
  
Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club member and Past President Dick Bullwinkle, right, asks a question to Aubrey ISD PD Chief Scott Collins, standing, during a presentation about school security May 22 to the Rotary Club. The school district's police department added two officers in May and continues to look for ways to make the campuses safer, Collins said.
Dwayne Edwards, pastor of Grace Point Nazarene Church in Pilot Point, speaks to the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club on Tuesday about the myriad opportunities that exist in Rotary to help and connect with others.
Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club honored Pilot Point High School ag teacher Blake Hesteande as the teacher of the month for April. Standing with Hesteande are Shawn Dollar, club president, and club member and PPISD Superintendent Dan R. Gist.
Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club honored Pilot Point High School seniors Ty Hellman, Kailey Armstrong and Alyssa Mendoza at a meeting on April 10. Pictured here are Shawn Dollar, club president, left, and Dan R. Gist, Pilot Point ISD superintendent. Congrats, seniors of the month!
Rotarians Shawn Dollar and Whitney Delcourt braved chilly temperatures to help pick up trash along U.S. 377 during Pilot Point's annual Trash-off day on April 7. Volunteers picked up nearly 100 bags of trash around town. Also, people could contribute to the cleanup and recycle day by donating old electronic items that were picked up on The Square. Good job, everybody!
Ryan Brown, president of Talley Land Development, talked to the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club Tuesday, April 3, at Moms on Main in Aubrey. Brown discussed his company and other goings-on in the area in the way of growth.
Tuesday's Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club meeting (March 26) at the Whistle Post Brewery in Pilot Point will be the last at the brewery as the club will start meeting April 3 at Moms on Main, 204 S. Main St. in Aubrey.
Brockett Elementary School Principal Kari Abrams prepares to give a presentation on the Aubrey school's character education efforts at the Rotary meeting on March 20. The school has won National and Texas School of Character awards. Abrams explained to Rotary members that character education functions more as a culture rather than a program at the school.
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club honored Justin Davis of the Pilot Point Fire Department and Cpl. John Gardner of the Pilot Point Police Department as the first responders for the month of February. Our thanks to Davis and Gardner for all they do to serve and protect our community! Shown with Davis are Rotary member Ric Sadler and Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Cox, and shown with Gardner are Police Chief Tim Conner and Sadler.
 
 
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club was pleased to present awards at the annual Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  We present an award for the Police Officer of the Year and the Firefighter of the Year.  Recipients are selected by their departments.  Congratulations to Cpl. Robert Powell receiving the Police Officer of the Year award and to Ryan Burda receiving the Firefighter of the Year award!  Thank you for all you do to serve and protect our community!
 
We were honored to have the Pilot Point ISD staff member of the month as our guest at our February 13th weekly meeting.   We honor and recognize the teachers and staff at Pilot Point ISD.  The teacher/staff members of the month are selected by the Pilot Point ISD.  We support and appreciate the teachers and staff at all of our local schools. This months staff member of the month is Angie Price.  Angie is the  Administrative Assistant to the PPHS Principal, the Administrative Assitant to the Athletic Director and the Health Office Aide at Pilot Point High School. 
 
 We enjoyed having our February Rotary Seniors as our guests for our February 13th weekly meeting.  Our Rotary Seniors for the month of February were Madi Hollar and Dani Medina.  Each year, in May, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club will select two Pilot Point High School Seniors to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each month two seniors are selected from Pilot Point High School as the Seniors of the month.  Each senior shared a bit about who they were, what their school activities are and their plans for the future.  Congratulations to Madi and Dani!  
 
 We enjoyed having our January Rotary Senior as our guests for our January 16th weekly meeting.  Our Rotary Seniors for the month of January were Hannah Hokit and Connor Walker. Each year, in May, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club will select two Pilot Point High School Seniors to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each month two seniors are selected from Pilot Point High School as the Seniors of the month.    Each senior shared a bit about who they were, what their school activities are and their plans for the future.  Congratulations to Hannah and Connor!  
 
 We enjoyed having the PPISD Staff members of the month and our December  Rotary Senior as our guests for our December 12th weekly meeting.  Our Rotary Seniors for the month of December were Alyssa Clowdus and Jael Landaverde. Each year, in May, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club will select two Pilot Point High School Seniors to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each month two seniors are selected from Pilot Point High School as the Seniors of the month.    Each senior shared a bit about who they were, what their school activities are and their plans for the future.  We also were honored to have  Susan Roth- from  Pilot Point Middle School and Meredith Crouch from the Pilot Point Elementary and Intermediate Schools.   We have great students, teachers, and staff at Pilot Point ISD!  Congratulations!  
 
   
 In the event of any inclement weather, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club will follow the guidance of the Pilot Point ISD in regards to closings. If the PPISD is closed tomorrow, then our regular scheduled meeting tomorrow will be cancelled. This will apply to any weather-related events in the future as well. 
 
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club is continuing to honor the first responders this year.  We are calling them our "Hometown Heroes".    The first responders are selected by their departments.   The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club honored the first responders from Aubrey at our November 28th meeting.  Our Hometown Hero is Aubrey Police Officer, RyanMcLearen, pictured with Aubrey Police Chief, Tommy Payne and retired Chief Ric Sadler.  Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our local communities! 
 
We were honored today to have our 2017-2018 District Governor, Christopher J McLucas, for the Rotary District 5790.  Rotary District 5790 is composed of 71 Rotary Clubs across the North Central Plains area of Texas. Governor McLucas gave a fantastic presentation about Rotary International and our District, 5790.     He shared with us about some of the wonderful projects of our District and the Rotary Foundation.  He encouraged us in our current efforts to make a difference in our community and around the world. In honor of his visit our club gave $100 to the Phased In matching grant project.  You can find more information on the project here  Thank you, Governor McLucas! 
 
We enjoyed having the PPISD Staff members of the month and our November Rotary Senior as our guests for our November 7th weekly meeting.  Our Rotary Seniors for the month of November were Sarai Alejos and Evan Billmeier. Each year, in May, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club will select two Pilot Point High School Seniors to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each month two seniors are selected from Pilot Point High School as the Seniors of the month.    Each senior shared a bit about who they were, what their school activities are and their plans for the future.  We also were honored to have Clint Johnson-  Social Studies and Science teacher at Pilot Point Intermediate School and Kelly Gist- a kindergarten teacher at Pilot Point Elementary School.   We have great students, teachers and staff at Pilot Point ISD!  Congratulations! 
 

 

Seniors Sarai Alejos and Evan Billmeier with Rotary President, Shawn Dollar
Kindergarten Teacher- Kelly Gist with Shawn Dollar & Superintendent Dan Gist
Teacher Clint Johnson with Shawn Dollar and Superintendent, Dan Gist
 
On Tuesday, October 17 members of the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club gave Pilot Point Intermediate 3rd grade students dictionaries. The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club presents dictionaries to the 3rd-grade students at Pilot Point and Tioga Schools.  The dictionaries are free to the students and they are their own to take home and use.  We presented the dictionaries to the students at Pilot Point Intermediate this past Tuesday.   Our rotary club has joined in  The Dictionary Project ( https://www.dictionaryproject.org/about/) The goal of The Dictionary Project is to ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of owning a dictionary.  Dictionaries are presented at third grade as educators have identified it as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.  It a joy to see the kids faces as they receive their dictionaries and write their name in them. 
 
We enjoyed having the PPISD Staff members of the month and our October Rotary Senior as our guests for our October 10 weekly meeting.  Madi Hollar was one of our PPHS seniors that attended the Rotary Youth Leadership program this summer and is our October Rotary Senior of the month. Madi shared with us how much she enjoyed and learned at RYLA camp this summer and her appreciation for the opportunity to participate.   We also were honored to have Ann Smith- PPHS receptionist and Amy Cooper PPIS 4th grade teacher.   We have great students, teachers and staff at Pilot Point ISD!  Congratulations! 
 

 

 

Madi Hollar- Pilot Point High School Senior

 

Ann Smith- Pilot Point High School Receptionist

 

Amy Cooper- Pilot Point Intermediate 4th Grade Teacher

 
 

 

We enjoyed having our September Rotary Seniors of the month as our guests Tuesday, September 19th,  at our weekly meeting. Each year, in May, the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary club will select two Pilot Point High School Seniors to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each month two seniors are selected from Pilot Point High School as the Seniors of the month.    Each senior shared a bit about who they were, what their school activities are and their plans for the future.  It is always a delight for our club to hear from these outstanding seniors each month.  Congratulations to  Maria Torres and Sara Wooten! 
 
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club is continuing to honor the first responders this year.  We are calling them our "Hometown Heroes".    The first responders are selected by their departments.   The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club honored the first responders from Oak Point at our September 12th meeting.  Hometown Heroes are Travis Wells, Oak Point Fire Department, and Andrew McFarlin, Oak Point PD. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our local communities!  
 
We enjoyed so much having Justice Thompson speak with us on Tuesday. She was recently crowned Miss Texas Teen in Dallas as a part of the National American Miss organization.  Justice is an incoming senior at Aubrey High School and is the daughter of Mike and Liberty Thompson.  She will now compete at the national level in California, representing Texas.  Good luck Justice!  The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club is cheering for you!        
 
  
     
    
 
 
 
"Passing the Gavel" In July we installed our new Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club President, Shawn Dollar as Dick Bullwinkle passes the gavel. Dick Bullwinkle will be our Immediate Past-President as John Dean our previous president relocated outside our community.  We begin our new Rotary Year July 2017- July 2018.    Current 2017-2018 Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club officers are:    
 
Shawn Dollar- President
Luke Olson- President-Elect
Lenette Cox- Secretary
Don Richmond- Treasurer
Dick Bullwinkle- Immediate Past President