Posted by Bruce Dale on Apr 22, 2019
New Rotary Club in Trophy Club Texas
 
Celebrates with April 17 Charter Ceremony.
 
So, what does it take to launch a new Rotary Club? Simply put, an idea and a few folks committed to the idea of staring a new home grown club. As the club charter club president I have had the privilege of participating in this exciting adventure and look forward to the great things this new club will accomplish in the future.
I became a Rotarian in 2006 in Abilene, Kansas. It all started when the club invited me to speak. I had no intention to ever join Rotary or any other service organization, but some how Rotary inspired in me the desire to serve. I became the president of the club and went on the board. Got involved with many projects, the largest being an annual golf tournament which netted 100k in five years to fight child hunger in our area.

We moved to Trophy Club in 2017. I joined the Southlake club. It is a good club with good people doing good in Southlake. But I wanted to focus on Trophy Club.

We began talking about the possibility of a Rotary Club in Trophy Club in late 2018. Trophy Club has a population on 12,000 with no Service organizations . I saw a huge opportunity as did three other Rotarians who live in Trophy Club.

The Southlake club agreed to sponsor us and the district governor gave his approval. We had some organizational meetings in January and February with our first club meeting on March 8. The mayor of Trophy Club proclaimed March 8 as Rotary Day and presented to us a certificate at a council meeting. ( he also joined the club)

We had our Charter Celebration on April 17 with 40 members. Most came from the result of word of mouth and social media.

Our goal is to have 100 members in one year.

My overall goal is to make a real difference in Trophy Club and to develop a real passion in our Club for “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
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