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FOF Smooths Transition for Special Needs Students
FOF Case Manager/Lead Teacher Karrie Barnes (far right) and two FOF staff members show off some of the wares created by special needs students in LISD's transitional programs at the close of last week's meeting, led by LNR president-elect Dennis Song (far left).  
Karrie Barnes, Case Manager and Lead Teacher for Focus on the Future (FOF), visited the Lewisville Noon Rotary last week to give club members a brief overview of how Lewisville ISD helps special needs students successfully transition out of high-school with opportunities for continuing education and skills training.
FOF currently serves about 40 students across several initiatives, including employment opportunities at Starfish Cafe coffee shop inside Central Elementary, and making products for Starfish Creations. The student-made merchandise includes T-shirts, journals, coasters, goodie baskets, bath bombs, engraved cutting boards, and other gift items, and money from sales goes back into the program. Students involved with Starfish Creations also have the opportunity to learn basic job skills, such as preparing supplies, managing inventory, and shopping for materials to use in making products.
FOF also oversees Project Search, a transition program for students ages 18-22 with cognitive disabilities to teach marketable skills that can help them obtain employment. Project Search partners include the City of Lewisville, which has internship opportunities for FOF students at the Thrive Center, City Hall, MCL Medical Center, and with city landscape crews, among other professional paths. Focus on the Future also offers a Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) program in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, which teaches students soft skills, like understanding the taxes on their paycheck and basic budgeting. 

Click here to learn more about student participation criteria and the FOF referral process, or fill out a short online form here to request more information about specific Focus on the Future initiatives.
In Memoriam - RL Crawford
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Please continue to lift up the family of RL Crawford in prayer, including his wife Brenda and sons Trey and Guy. RL was a lifetime resident of Lewisville and a Rotarian since 1973. He passed away on January 17, 2022 and is very much missed by many in the Lewisville Noon Rotary club and the local community.
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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Club Information
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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Meeting Responsibilities
Jan 26, 2022
Rotarians in Healthcare
Feb 02, 2022
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Local non-profits have until EOD this Friday, January 28th, to submit their applications for grant funding from the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club. 
Click here to download the Policy Overview for Lewisville Noon Rotary Donations made to non-profits.
Click here to download the Grant Application form for 2022, to apply for a donation from the club.
Upcoming Events
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Jan 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Feb 02, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adopt-a-Spot (Keep Lewisville Beautiful)
CVS at Garden Ridge Blvd. & FM-407/Justin Rd.
Feb 05, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
LNR Club Meeting
Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse
Feb 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please pray for club members Pam Shelton-Peevehouse and Alex Buck, and for Alex's daughter Adlaine, as they recover from COVID.

For any other prayer requests, please send to Audrey Stansbury at
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Avedis Minassian
January 1
Spud Newton
January 21
Robert Brown
January 23
R. L. Crawford
February 1
Charles T Ku
February 2
Keith Neff
February 9
John Kazor
February 12
Join Date
Bobbie Mitchell
January 1, 1988
34 years
Dean Ueckert
January 1, 1992
30 years
Joe A Irick
January 1, 1974
48 years
Stephen W Griffin
January 1, 1971
51 years
Steve Collins
January 1, 2004
18 years
James Lee
January 11, 2012
10 years
James Kerbow
January 16, 2019
3 years
Thomas Gilmore
January 16, 2019
3 years
Charles T Ku
February 1, 1975
47 years
Penny Glover
February 1, 1990
32 years
David Seaman
February 21, 1985
37 years
Michelle Martz
February 27, 2019
3 years
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