2015 Recap- 

As 2015 has now come to an end, we thought that we would recap our year. 
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club had a fantastic year and it is always good to take a look back to see what we accomplished as we begin our new year.   We would like to share with you a recap of our 2015. 


Flag Program:
This year we had a very successful Flag Program.  We began accepting applications in March.    Our Flag Program consists of flying flags on the following days: Memorial Day, June 14th (Flag Day), Fourth of July, Labor Day, September 11th, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. We ended this year with Veterans Day. We have several different teams of Rotary Club Members that put out the flags and pick them up and are assisted by several non-members as well. This year we set out and picked up 262 flags on our special days. Most of the flags are inside the city limits of Pilot Point. There are 32 flags in Timberlake, 25 flags in Butterfield Junction, and 18 flags in the Yellow Rose addition. We also put out 8 flags in the Aubrey area on the north side of Aubrey. The flag program helps fund our Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club programs: Senior Scholarships, the Shepherd’s Storehouse, School Supplies, Dictionaries for Pilot Point and Tioga 3rd Graders, Pilot Point Education Foundation, Special recognition for scholastic achievers in Pilot Point ISD, National Night Out, Pilot Point Angel Tree, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, International Polio Drive and other community needs as they arise. We thank those that were a part of our 2015 Show Your Colors Flag Program! We hope you loved seeing the flags waving on each special day. We will begin accepting applications for next year's flag program in March 2016 so be looking to sign up - 
Senior Rotary Scholarships:  Throughout the school year, we have two Rotary Seniors that are selected each month from the Pilot Point High School.  These seniors are our guests at one of our weekly meetings and speak to us about their activities and future plans.  Our monthly Rotary seniors are then eligible for one of our two annual Rotary Scholarship of $1,500 each   which are presented at the Pilot Point High School Rose Cutting Ceremony.  Congratulations to our 2015 Rotary Senior Scholarship recipients:  Marissa Morris and Jalyn Marick.  

Dictionary Program:
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club presented dictionaries to the 3rd grade students at Pilot Point and Tioga Schools in the Fall.  The dictionaries are free to the students and they are their own to take home and use.   Our rotary club has joined in the 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 that as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.  It is a joy to see the kids’ faces as they receive their dictionaries and write their name in them.  Enjoy your dictionaries and enjoy the gift of learning!
Pilot Point Middle School- Bearcat Bash:
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club supports the Pilot Point Middle School by providing Gift Cards each six weeks for the Pilot Point Middle School.  The Bearcat Bash is a reward program recognizing students.  A member of the Rotary Club does the drawing for the gift card.  We enjoy supporting the Pilot Point Middle School.  

Angel Tree Program:
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club is happy to have adopted a combined 43 angels from the Countryside Nursing Home and the Pilot Point Care Center.  The Angel Tree program helps provide a special Christmas to residents in our local nursing home facilities.  Thanks to North Star Bank for the use of their meeting room as we packaged the gifts.
RYLA Program:
The Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club participates in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program. We sponsor two Juniors from Pilot Point High School during the summer to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy at TWU campus in Denton. The camp is $400 for each student per year. The results of these sessions in terms of preparing students to take a leadership role in their senior academic year have been highly recognized by faculty and fellow students alike.
Honduras Water Project:
This year we participated in an international project by joining the Downtown Arlington Rotary Club with a $500 donation. Our $500 donation had a matching grant which became $750.  This donation is able to provide 10 water purification systems which will provide clean water to 100 villagers in Honduras indefinitely with simple maintenance.  (https://ri5790.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/honduras-water-project-solicition/)