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Trooper Brown Receives Paul Harris Pin
Congratulations to Trooper Robert Brown (center), who received his first Paul Harris pin at last week's meeting. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Paul Harris Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The club receives back 50% of member contributions to the Paul Harris Foundation after three years, paid out by the District Designated Fund (DDF) and global grants, when we allocate matching funds raised through our own fundraising. Lewisville Noon Rotary has used these grants to fund the LISD food banks, among other initiatives benefitting the community. Trooper Brown received the award from LNR president Dirk Dahlke (left) and Rotarian Steve Cox, who oversees DDF grants for the club.
Lewisville Noon Grant Funding Helps Children in Denton County 
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Donations Committee member and LNR past president Bill Lawrence presented checks to three more local non-profit organizations at last week's meeting. CASA of Denton County program director Cheri Frye said the grant monies will be used to purchase food and clothing for children with immediate needs who are served by the organization's volunteer court-appointed special advocates. Nesa Grider, CEO of Journey to Dream, noted that the charity will use funds from the Lewisville Noon Rotary club to pay for mattresses and comforters on new beds recently added to the teen homeless shelter, and Larry Robins, CEO and president of PediPlace, said the club's donation would be put to good use to continue providing primary pediatric care to children from low-income families in and around Lewisville.
New LISD Superintendent Focuses on Community Engagement

Rotarian Angie Cox (left) hosted guest speaker Dr. Lori Rapp, the first female superintendent of Lewisville ISD. LNR club president Dirk Dahlke joined the two after the meeting.
Dr. Lori Rapp, the first woman superintendent of Lewisville ISD, shared her vision for the district during last week's club meeting, placing strong emphasis on the need for community involvement in local schools.
Rapp first joined LISD in 1996 as a secondary math teacher and has worked her way up in the ranks as a teacher and administrator for her tenure with the district. She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University and was elected as LISD superintendent in February 2022.
She decided to become a teacher as a young girl, after her father left when Rapp was in the 3rd grade. Although the community stepped in to lend support to her family, her teacher, Mrs. Robertson, made school a safe place when home wasn’t. It was then that Rapp decided she wanted to make the same impact for others, and she has demonstrated her passion for quality education throughout her career. Said Rapp, “Our teachers are the ones building our future doctors, lawyers, scientists and entrepreneurs.” Education has to keep up with what students need to become productive members of society after graduation, she added, and her goal is to make LISD schools better every day.
Among her top priorities, Rapp wants to improve communication between the district and the local community, to get more people engaging with teachers and administrators in the schools and supporting education initiatives. As an example, she noted that plugging in businesses with the schools empowers students to learn about and pursue various vocations, from HVAC and cosmetology to public service and finance.
Said Rapp, “We’re all advocates for students at the end of the day. They are our future.”
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.  
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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Upcoming Events
Regular Board Meeting
The Grotto at Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse
Apr 20, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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