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North Texas Non-Profits Receive Grant Funds
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Donations Committee chair Audrey Stansbury presented grants to three more North Texas non-profits at the Lewisville Noon meeting on April 20th. Tasha Moore, Anna Song, and Linda Gonzalez accepted the donation for Communities in Schools North Texas (CISNT), which serves K-12 students at risk of dropping out of school. The non-profit has site coordinators at 22 partner school campuses in Lewisville ISD, to provide wrap-around support services for the student they serve. Grants Manager Kate Lynass accepted the donation made to Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas, which provides resources to help children and families who have been victims of child abuse. It costs about $1700 annually to provide all services for one child, and the grant funds would ensure that one more life could be changed. And JaChel Redmond, CEO of Special Abilities of North Texas, shared that the donation from Lewisville Noon Rotary would help the non-profit continue to provide day services for adults with developmental disabilities after they age out of the school system.
Rotarian Offers Virtual Tour of Omaha Beach Battle

Guest speaker Dwayne Lee, pictured here with LNR club president-elect Dennis Song, shared his encyclopedic knowledge of D-Day events.
History buff Dwayne Lee, past president of the Arlington Morning Rotary club, gave an in-depth presentation on D-Day’s “Bloody Omaha” battle at last week's meeting, taking club members on a virtual tour of Normandy then and now.
Lee first became interested in D-Day because his father flew Douglas-C47 transport aircraft in World War II and trained many of the glider pilots that landed on Normandy on June 6, 1944. Lee visited Omaha Beach in 2016 and was struck that very few people--particularly those in their 50s, 60s and 70s--come to see the site of the famed battle.
Lee showed a map of the original invasion plan for the initial assault of 7000 ships, which involved troops landing on the beach and trying to mount the bluffs to attack German Nazi forces from behind. Soldiers landed at low tide along a swath of shore only 900 feet wide, and many became easy targets in the ensuing battle, because there was no shelter from enemy fire. (Much of the artillery came from gunners stationed on Pointe Du Hoc, atop 100-foot tall cliffs overlooking the beach, Lee explained.)
Today, the beaches feature a towering monument and a sculpture commissioned by the French government to remember the bloody battle that occurred there. Lee has written several articles about the events that took place in Normandy (including this feature in Arlington Today Magazine), and he will be hosting a series of tours in Normandy in summer 2023, for those who want to walk in the footsteps of the Greatest Generation. Tours include luxury accommodations, ground transportation in Normandy, and jam-packed days exploring the historical beaches, museums, monuments, the 144-acre Maisy Gun Battery, and more. Click here for full details. (Select the + sign next to each section to open the text.)
Dwayne Middleton Earns Blue Badge
LNR president-elect Dennis Song presented Dwayne Middleton with his blue badge at last week's meeting, congratulating one of the district's newest Rotarian on completing the necessary requirements to become a full-fledged club member. 
Mark Your Calendars for the Big Fore
Registration is open and sponsors are needed for this year's Big Fore Charity Golf Tournament on May 4th. The tournament is the Lewisville Noon Rotary club's biggest fundraiser of the year, and all net proceeds go to support more than two dozen local non-profit organizations. You can help make this year's event a big success by sharing the information with friends and colleagues, and bringing in sponsors at any level. (Pro tip: Right mouse-click the image below to save it to your computer, then use it to post on social media along with the link.) For more information, please contact Karen Johns or Rich Muller, or click the banner above.
Volunteers Needed for Grand Ball
Lewisville ISD recently announced the return of the Grand Ball, a fun-filled prom for special needs high school students. This year's event is scheduled for April 30th at Lewisville High School on Main Street and volunteers are needed to serve dinner to the students attending the event. (Dinner is generously donated by Chef Morris Salerno of Bistecca.) If you are interested, please contact Mary Jennings.  
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Apr 27, 2022
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Upcoming Events
22nd Annual Big Fore Charity Golf Tournament
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
May 04, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
May 07, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Regular Board Meeting
The Grotto at Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse
May 18, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
Jun 04, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pam Shelton
May 1
Jay Agarwal
May 5
Lynn Tompkins
May 21
Dirk Dahlke
May 23
Alex Buck
May 24
Buddy Bonner
May 24
Eyad Salloum
May 30
Join Date
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
Bill Collins
May 11, 2016
6 years
Angie Cox
May 27, 1998
24 years
Spud Newton
May 27, 1998
24 years
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Lewisville Noon
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Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
2300 Highland Village Rd.
Highland Village, TX 75077
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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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