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CASA of Denton County Fosters Hope and Healing for Abused Children
Although turnout was sparse for last week's Lewisville Noon Rotary meeting, guest speaker John Parkhurst from CASA of Denton County gave an excellent presentation on the non-profit's mission to advocate for children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Presenter John Parkhurst of CASA of Denton County (left) and LNR club president Dirk Dahlke
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County, Inc. is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that works to ensure abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent, loving home, and promotes community awareness about child abuse issues. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as advocates for abused or neglected children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). These volunteers investigate and monitor a child’s situation while in alternative or foster care.
In the past 12 months, CASA of Denton County has served 672 children who were victims of sexual abuse or whose caregivers struggle with addiction issues. Half of these children were age five or younger, and the living situation for 500 of the children served was so dire that it compromised their health and safety. Last year, 257 volunteer child advocates served with CASA of Denton County, and the organization is always looking for more people willing to give of their time and of their hearts to protect young victims of abuse and neglect in the local community.
CASA provides all training for prospective volunteers and offers information sessions throughout the year, which are listed on the website. The next information session will be at noon on Wednesday, March 9th, at the CASA of Denton County Volunteer Training Facility, 604 N. Bell Avenue, Suite 610 in Denton. Volunteers are everyday people from all different backgrounds, Parkhurst noted, including teachers, business people, retirees, and stay-at-home parents. They simply share a common goal of making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system. However, volunteers must be at least 21 years old, successfully pass background and screening checks, and be willing to make at least an 18-month commitment, among other requirements. 
To learn more about the non-profit organization and volunteer opportunities, visit
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LNR Blood Drive Next Month
Lewisville Noon Rotary will be holding a blood drive at the Flower Mound YMCA on Wednesday, March 30th, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. An email announcement with a link to sign up will be sent to all club members soon. Please contact Dr. Michelle Martz with any questions.
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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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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Mar 02, 2022
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Upcoming Events
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Mar 02, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
Mar 05, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Mar 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Mar 16, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please pray for Rotarian Penny Glover and her husband Mark, as they mourn the sudden loss of their son, Nick, who passed away on January 25th. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 10 years old, Nick was a long-time supporter of Camp Sweeney, a fun and exciting summer camp tailored to the needs of diabetic children. Those who want to remember Nick can make a donation to the camp in his name at

For any other prayer requests, please send to Audrey Stansbury at
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Melissa DeWitt
March 3
Carol Longacre
March 4
Leslie Thompson
March 9
David Seaman
March 15
Join Date
Carol Longacre
March 7, 2012
10 years
Terry Russell
March 8, 2017
5 years
Keith Neff
March 11, 2015
7 years
Jay Agarwal
March 14, 2012
10 years
Melanie Robinson
March 23, 2016
6 years
Alex Buck
April 1, 1995
27 years
Dirk Dahlke
April 1, 2009
13 years
Mary Jennings
April 1, 1996
26 years
Randy L. Shuffield
April 1, 1985
37 years
Audrey Stansbury
April 11, 2012
10 years
Leslie Thompson
April 21, 2010
12 years
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