Melissa Rotary Club
Week of March 1st 

Volume 1 | Issue 5

 
Welcome to 2021 and our 5th issue of our planned weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and learn more about our community. Feel free to forward this note to a friend. 
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Mark your calendars
Our speaker on March4th will be Prudence Mathis who works as Public Relations and Awareness Director for the David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation.  In addition to promoting organ donor awareness, I act as the liaison for patients we assist and their hospital case workers. Affiliations include Grand Prairie Rotary Club, Grand Prairie Host Lions Club, Woman’s Club of Grand Prairie, National Association of REALTORS, Texas Association of REALTORS, and MetroTex Association of REALTORS.   
 
Prudence Mathis serves on the Board of Directors for Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Children First Counseling Center, Grand Prairie Family YMCA, and Imagine Foundation for Kids, and to be appointed by the City Council as a member of the Parks & Rec Commission on Aging.  I also serve on the Friends of PlayGrand Adventures Committee and continue to volunteer for other organizations such as the Salvation Army, North Texas Food Bank, Hispanic Heritage Ambassadors DFW, GPPD Santa Cop, and GP United Charities.
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Announcements
Our speaker on March 11th will be 
Marjorie Herrera Lewis. Marjorie is an award-winning sportswriter, named the first female Dallas Cowboys beat writer when she was with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She later joined the SportsDay staff of The Dallas Morning News where she continued to cover the NFL and college football. She is currently a contributing national college football analyst for WBM radio. Her debut novel, When the Men Were Gone, was named a Best Book by Sports Illustrated and was named Best Historical Fiction by the American Book Fest. The novel also won the Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence. While writing When the Men Were Gone, Marjorie became inspired to try her hand at coaching football herself and was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff in December 2016. Marjorie has degrees from Arizona State University, The University of Texas in Arlington, Southern New Hampshire University, and certificates from Southern Methodist University, and Cornell University. She is married and has two grown daughters and one son-in-law.
Last week's actions
Last week we heard from ROTARY CHILDRENS FUND organization and coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Program GOLDEN GATES, Inspired by Rotarians, Funded by Rotarians, Run by Rotarians.
This program is active since 2003, and Reached over 1 million people in USA has involved over 500 talented students from 2 dozen of countries It was introduced and brought to Rotary many young people who joined Interact, Rotaract and Rotary itself. for more informatiopn contact, Vitaliy Bezrodnov Founder “Rotary Childrens Fund” 501 C3 Coordinator for Cultural Youth Exchange “Golden Gates”
216-214-0828
RotaryCF@gmail.com
FB Rotary Children Fund - https://www.facebook.com/RotaryCF
 
Member of the Month
Kathy Mixson Kathy has been working as a Vaccinator with the McKinney FD.
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