Lake Granbury Conference Center
621 E. Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048
United States of America


Saturday, November 5, 2022

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Granbury Conference Center

Grabury, Texas

Featured Speaker

Greg E. Podd

Trustee 2022-26

Rotary Club of Evergreen

Colorado, USA


Greg is a retired certified public accountant and personal financial specialist who opened his own firm in 1979. During his career, he wrote four professional continuing education accounting and finance courses and was a keynote speaker at five national conferences. Greg has taught many courses as a guest professor in the master’s degree in taxation program at Arizona State University and has made presentations to more than 20,000 CPAs and chartered accountants worldwide. He was also president and owner of a firm that specialized in metal fabrication for the telecommunications industry and of an international health care software development firm.

Greg joined Rotary in 1982. He has served Rotary International as vice president and director. During his time on the Board of Directors, he chaired committees including the Audit Committee and the Board Council on Legislation Advisory Committee. He also served on the Operations Review Committee and The Rotary Foundation’s Investment Committee, among others. Other roles he’s held include training leader, RI president’s representative, and representative to the Council on Legislation.

As a Rotary Foundation major gifts adviser, Greg organized his district’s Million Dollar Dinner, which raised more than $3.1 million in one night. He enjoys applying his professional knowledge and skills to help Rotary’s club, district, and zone leaders resolve funding questions. He says, “There is an education gap out there dealing with the finances of Rotary at all levels, and I’m glad to have served as a go-to person for questions.”

Greg has also been active in numerous local, regional, and national professional organizations, community groups, and charities, including as a treasurer and board and committee member.

Greg has received the Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. He and his spouse, Pam, are Major Donors and members of the Arch Klumph Society, Bequest Society, and Paul Harris Society.


Be A Sponsor


We encourage Rotarians throughout the district to review our sponsorship opportunities.

Click here for online purchase of a 2022 Foundation Gala Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship Chairman Is:

AG Jon Bullock



Buy Club Tables

Club Tables go pretty quickly so we advise you to talk to your clubs and see if they want a club table. The tables seat 8 people and are $1000 each. Click here to purchase a table. Tables are assigned from the front of the room based on when the payment for the table is received. 

The table sponsor chairman is:

Andy Eads


LIve Auction

At our District Foundation Gala in Granbury on Saturday evening November 5th, there will be a live auction. I need your help in acquiring the 5 items to be auctioned off with net proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation. 


Do you have or know someone that has something special they would be willing to donate? Possibly a vacation home or condo in the mountains or coast that the successful bidder could stay in for a week. Or, a game hunt on a private ranch, perhaps tickets to a professional sporting event. Please use your imagination and help in making this Gala event successful and fun.


If you have suggestions or questions, please contact me,

Dan Linebarger (live auction chair)



Jewelry Raffle

PDG Dan Morales is a wonderful Rotarian who is the owner of Diamonds and Designs in Arlington, Texas. He will design a special piece of jewelry for the gala. It will be raffled. Tickets will be sold for $100 each and the proceeds will go to the Annual Program fund.-SHARE in the name of the person who buys the tickets.


Register now and plan on attending the Gala.

Who knows you might be the lucky winner!

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Please book your rooms early, most of these offers will end on October 18.

You will be required to add the name of the hotel and number of room nights that you use when you register 

Click Here To See all lodging options
Click Here to Register