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Food Panty Shopping This Wednesday
Members of the Lewisville Noon Rotary are invited to gather after this week's meeting for a quick shopping trip to stock the Communities in Schools Food Pantries, which serve several LISD campuses. Interest Rotarians can meet with David Seaman at 1:15pm on Wednesday at Sam's Club on Main Street in Lewisville. The groceries are paid for out of the LNR donation fund, and filling the shopping baskets generally takes only half an hour. Hope to see you there!
A Very Special Ice Cream Social
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Volunteers from the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club last Friday served ice cream and toppings to clients at Special Abilities North Texas, a local charity that provides high-quality care, training, and support to adults with developmental disabilities. Special thanks to LNR member Officer Rachel Roberts for organizing this great event! Everyone shared tasty treats and big smiles at the very special ice cream social!
Navigating the Power Grid
Guest speaker Keith Nix, PE, Vice President-Operations for Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP), shared an insider’s view of the state's power grid at last week's club meeting.
Nix has a degree in electrical engineering and has worked in the electric industry since 1994. He joined TNMP in 2014 as Vice President of Technical Services and System Reliability, and was promoted to his current position in July 2022.  TNMP is an electricity transmission and distribution service provider covering parts of north and central Texas, as well as segments in the Houston area and in far West Texas, distributing electricity to more than 260,000 homes and businesses. (View a map of TNMP service areas.) “We have experience with a diverse industrial load,” Nix said.
L to R: Dr. Michelle Martz, guest presenter Keith Nix, VP of Operations for TNMP, and LNR club president Dennis Song.
TNMP does not control the power grid, he explained. That responsibility falls to ERCOT, the primary grid operator for almost all of Texas, which balances power generation with demand (or "load") and ensures reliability of the grid. ERCOT allocates the power provided by generator owner/operators, who generate electricity through oil and gas, solar, and wind power, among other means. ERCOT then acts as a sort of logistics company to allocate that power to transmission distribution service providers (TDSPs) like TNMP, which deliver the electricity to homes and businesses across the state.
ERCOT has 92,000 MW installed generation capacity, explained Nix, and on July 20th hit peak load for 2022 at 79,826 MW. TNMP’s portion of that peak was only 2300 MW, which is much lower than the load from larger TDSPs, like AEP, Centerpoint and Oncor. To guard against power outages and keep the grid running smoothly, ERCOT does load forecasting every year, and the generator operators bid to contribute power to meet that load. ERCOT also secures reserves, based on the amount of load forecast, and has a control room full of operators monitoring actual load 24/7. ERCOT continually adjusts supply and demand to the grid, based on real-time operating conditions.
When there’s a problem, ERCOT will issue emergency alerts to the public and to TDSPs to try and reduce the load and avoid a grid-down situation. However, black swan events, like winter storm Uri in early 2021, are always a possibility. They continue to provide learning opportunities to identify vulnerabilities and make improvements to better secure the grid moving forward, Nix noted. Even so, residents should prepare for extended outage conditions in both summer and winter, including having an emergency kit with several days worth of water and nonperishable food.
To learn more, visit, where you can view real-time grid conditions, reserve levels, and current alerts.
Did You Miss a Meeting?
If you want credit for a make-up, contact LNR Membership chair Terry Russell to let him know when and where you attended another Rotary club meeting, or the date and service activity that you participated in to count as a make up. You have two weeks before and two weeks after a missed meeting to make up for your absence. Make-ups are a great way to meet Rotarians from other clubs and become more engaged with the outreach activities we do in the local community!
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Please pray God's comfort and peace for the soon-to-be fiancé of Michelle Martz's daughter, who is grieving the sudden loss of his father.
Please pray also that God will continue to protect the elderly, the infants and young children, people with limited income, and the homeless in our community, as temperatures remain in the triple digits this week. We trust Him to meet all their needs, in Jesus' name.

For any other prayer requests, please send to Audrey Stansbury at
Upcoming Events
Regular Board Meeting
The Grotto at Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse
Aug 17, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
Sep 03, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Regular Board Meeting
The Grotto at Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse
Sep 21, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
Oct 01, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Audrey Stansbury
August 1
Joe A Irick
August 4
Melanie Robinson
August 4
Dean Ueckert
August 6
Sue Bowman
August 8
Bobbie Mitchell
August 16
Russell Kerbow
August 27
Angie Cox
August 29
Kelly Blackall
August 31
Deanna Adams
September 6
Join Date
Avedis Minassian
August 1, 1986
36 years
Gary Lewis
August 1, 1995
27 years
Eyad Salloum
August 12, 2009
13 years
Robert Brown
August 12, 2021
1 year
Sally Quezada
August 12, 2021
1 year
Larry Robins
August 15, 2008
14 years
Karen Johns
September 9, 2021
1 year
Sue Bowman
September 16, 2015
7 years
Steven Cox
September 19, 2012
10 years
Pam Shelton
September 22, 2021
1 year
Jeffrey Kajs
September 30, 2015
7 years
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Lewisville Noon
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
2300 Highland Village Rd.
Highland Village, TX 75077
United States of America
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