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					Official Publication of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Texas                               Vol. 94 No. 18              November 2, 2012


Editorial                                                                                         $1.3 million, producing $900,000 in grants
                                                                                                  to local organizations this year. On this
                                                                                                  site, you see a vehicle donation program,
                                                                                                  a program where an energy company gives
Cross that Line,                                                                                  back to Komen for switching over and
                                                                                                  even the WWE’s superstar, John Cena,
Never Give Up                                                                                     who has been sporting a pink Rise Above
                                                                                                  Cancer t-shirt, hat and wristbands as he
and Rise Above                                                                                    enters the ring to the tune of Never Give
                                                                                                  Up.
Cancer                                                           Jason Byrne                          While all these great organizations
                                                                                                  come together to raise funds and aware-
                                                 chapter of Komen for the Cure.                   ness in communities around the world the
                                                      All across our country during the month     color of pink resonates as a symbol of hope
    Next weekend, TCU’s football team            of October, through visible mediums like         and survival, but if one is facing this chal-
hosts their third Big XII opponent at            the NFL, thousands, maybe millions of            lenge for the first time it can be over-
home, the Kansas State Wildcats. The             people displayed their passion for eradi-        whelming to know where to start. All
game between these two purple-clad               cating this killer in our communities. The       recommend checking with a trusted health
communities should be entertaining, in-          men and women of Texas Christian Uni-            care provider and many state and national
tense and exhilarating, for at least one         versity have held this Frogs for the Cure        organizations provide information about
team. However, the true color on display         game since 2005, raising over $150,000           financial assistance and insurance. I wanted
will be the mixture of pink, black and           and an immeasurable amount of aware-             to dig deeper and I was pleasantly sur-
purple as it is the 8th annual TCU Frogs for     ness locally and nationally as TCU is cred-      prised by what I found. There are many
the Cure game. Fans, courtesy of Baylor          ited with being the first University to          organizations set-up to provide resources
All Saints Medical Center and the Joan           adopt this type of campaign centered             including help with travel, lodging and
Katz Breast Center, will have pink towels        around one of its football games.                medical items like prescription drugs.
to wave to reflect Komen for the Cure’s               When looking at the amount of people        There were even four dedicated just to air
involvement in this awareness campaign           coming together to provide support for           travel; Air Charity Network, Corporate
and black Cross that Line (the theme for         this battle, it can be inspiring. Just looking   Angel Network, National Patient Travel
this year’s game) t-shirts that are being sold   on the local affiliate’s website, you see that
for $12 with $3 going back to the local          the annual race for the cure raised over
                                                                                                                         (continued page 4)


                                                 SPEAKER:
                   Program                       Dawn Youngblood, PhD
                                                                                                    Chairman for the Day:
                                                                                                           Ames Fender
               November 2, 2012                  Tarrant County Archivist
                                                 Topic: Before the Fort at Fort Worth: Was Anybody There?
                                                 FORT WORTH CLUB                                     NEWSCAST: Betsy Price
Last Meeting                                   The Stars have struggled in recent years,
                                               mainly due to the financial situation of the   Luncheon IOUs
                                               previous owner which left the organiza-
                                               tion without an owner for 2 years.
                                                    The new owner, Tom Gaglardi, is a               We have a list for people to sign who
                                               43 year old businessman who bought the         forget their cash for a luncheon ticket on
                                               team in November 2011. He has strong           Friday. The list was started as a conve-
                                               ties to Fort Worth and he, along with Jim,     nience for those who attend the meeting
                                               is making a strong effort to reconnect with    and had forgotten their cash or check-
                                               the business community in DFW. They            book. The list in not intended for weekly
                                               are discussing the option of moving the        invoicing for members. For those mem-
                                               Stars practice facility from Frisco to down-   bers we would suggest considering sign-
                                               town Dallas and will open an office in Fort    ing up for pre-paid meals.
               Scott Walker                    Worth soon. The best news of the day was             We find that we are now invoicing
                                               that the Dallas Stars are looking to bring     far too many members for the meals. Please
                                               their spring training to downtown Fort         remember this list is for use in emergency
                                               Worth.                                         circumstances only and prompt payment
     President Steve Eason presided over            And look for information regarding a      is required.
the meeting, Randy McGuffee gave the           Rotary Social Outing to a Stars game this
Invocation, and Harriet Harral accompa-        season. Jim promised us free tickets for a
nied us with the National Anthem. Neil         game. That should be a great event for
Shields introduced our guests and Presi-       everyone to enjoy!
dent Eason introduced our long-distance
visiting Rotarians from Thousand Oaks,                                    ~ Scott Walker
California. Linda Low presented the first                                         Thorco
readings for Randy Lee (proposed by Jim
Whitton) and Joe Michels (proposed by                                                               NextWeek's
Paige Hendricks). Pat Dohoney gave the
Newscast and somehow worked in that                                                                  Program
while Michael Phelps may be the fittest
man in America, Pat himself ranks just                                                                  November 9, 2012
above Ames Fender and Chaz Bono.
     Jim Lites, President and CEO of the                                                                   SPEAKER:
Dallas Stars, was the guest speaker. Jim has                                                              Kristen Lindsey
worked for the Stars three different times,                                                                Rotary Scholar
his first stint began in 1993 when the team
moved to Dallas. Prior to this he was with
the Detroit Red Wings for 10 years. Jim                                                                 Chairman of the Day:
has come back to the Dallas Stars to help                                                                   Ames Fender
them regain the success the team had in
the past, including the 1999 Stanley Cup.


ROTARIANS: Scott Ransom, Randy                 ROTARIAN: Doug Briley                          ROTARIANS: Barclay Berdan and Oscar
McGuffee, Tom Fairchild, Dennis Shingleton,                                                   Ampran
Gary Grant and Richard Kurz
Friday's Speaker Mark Your                                                              Make-Up
                 Calendar...                                                            Attendance
                                              November 23 - No Meeting -
                                              Thanksgiving                              Western Fort Worth — 10.23.12 — Wilton
                                                                                        Hammond

                                              December 14 – Eggnog Reception
                                                                                        Fort Worth South — 10.26.12 — Kathryn Bryan
                                              December 14 – Holiday Harmonies
                                                                                        Bettye Rodgers ......................................... eClub One
                                              December 21 - No Meeting -
             Dawn Youngblood                  Happy Holidays

    Before the Fort at Fort Worth: Was        December 28 - No Meeting -
Anybody There? I will talk about the land     Happy New Year
                                                                                        Don’t Miss the
claims and settlement of our area during
the Republic of Texas days and early years    January 4 – Fearsome Foursome             Opportunity to Make Up
of annexation into the United States                                                     Some members feel that making up a
    Dawn Youngblood grew up in San            February 22 – 100th Anniversary Gala – missed meeting is a burden. But they’re
Antonio, where she attended the Alamo         The Party of the Century               wrong. Making up at another club is an
Heights Schools and developed a passion                                              enjoyable and profitable experience. You
for history. She obtained a degree in Jour-   February 23 – Rotary Park              can discover new ideas for club programs
nalism from the University of Texas at        Groundbreaking                         and projects, make new friends, and gain
Austin, where she met and married her                                                a better sense of what it means to be a part
husband, Fort Worth Attorney Edwin                                                   of Rotary’s worldwide fellowship.
Johnston Youngblood. They have lived                                                              —Rotary Club of Louisville
in Fort Worth since 1982 and have two
grown children, Christian and Eden. Fol-
lowing a career in publishing – having
worked as a Senior Editor for Harcourt
Brace, and Publications Director for
Freese and Nichols – Dawn returned to
graduate school. She obtained a PhD in
Anthropology from Southern Methodist
University in 2003 and worked full time
at SMU as a curator and professor. In
January 2011, Dawn began her current                                                                      Centennial
position as Tarrant County Archivist.                                                                     Sponsors
                                                                                        Four-Way Test Sponsor - Joan Trew
ROTARIAN: Emil Friberg

                                                                                        Rotary In Motion Sponsor - Coors
                                                                                        Distributing of Fort Worth
     FRIBERG ASSOCIATES                              THE FOUR-WAY TEST
            INC.                                 of the things we think say or do       Gold Table Sponsors - Bank of Texas
       CONSULTING ENGINEERS                                                             and Lockheed Martin
         Selected as Master                     1. Is it the TRUTH?                     Blue Table Sponsors - M. Gale & As-
          Systems Engineer                                                              sociates, LLC, UNT Health Science
     Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing             2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?         Center, Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.,
                                                                                        TCU and Will Courtney
    DFW International Airport                   3. Will it build GOOD WILL AND
                                                  BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?                   Red Table Sponsors - TRWD, John
            Terminal Renewal                                                            Dickens, Community Trust Bank of
                  and                           4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all         Texas, TCCD and Star Telegram
            Improvement Plan                      concerned?
                                                                                        In-Kind Donors - Star Telegram and
            817-336-0543                                                                Warren Douglas
Editorial                                      Personals
(continued from page 1)

Center and Raquel’s Wings for Life.            Rotarians Marilyn Ackmann, Marilyn           ROTARY CLUB OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS
     It is important to remember that one is
                                           Gilbert, Mary Kathryn Anderson (and
not alone in this battle and it is equally her husband Warren) and Tran Trong are
                                                                                           Club No. 75, organized Feb ruary 27, 1913
                                                                                           Published weekly, subscription price $1.00 per annum.
important for men to recognize this as     among the 92 Fort Worth and Tarrant
well. In 2012, it is estimated that 2,190  County residents (plus a few friends and
                                                                                           Publication office, 715 Fort Worth Club Building 76102
                                                                                           TELEPHONE: (817) 332-7977 — FAX: (817) 335-4759
new cases will be diagnosed in men which   family members from elsewhere) who re-                    EMAILs: neva@rotaryfortworth.org
is 1.2 per 100,000 men. So on Saturday,    cently returned from a trip to China. The                   rotaryoffice@rotaryfortworth.org
November 10th, whether in Amon G.          tour was organized by the Fort Worth
                                                                                                                         WEBSITE:
                                                                                                                www.rotaryfortworth.org
Carter Stadium or home with family, text,  Chamber of Commerce.
hug, instagram, facebook, tweet, skype,         While in China, the group visited the            Executive Office, 715 Fort Worth Club Building
email, love your mother, sister, daughter, cities of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and
                                                                                                    Luncheon Friday, 12:15 p.m., 12th Floor
                                                                                                           Fort Worth Club Building
wife, all your significant others and then,Shanghai. They reportedly got to see 70%                    Neva Williams, Executive Director
enjoy some football!                       of all the major tourist sites in the country
                                                                                                       Amy H. Bearden, Associate Director
                                                                                                   District 5790 Governor, Rotary International
                                           including Tienanmen, the Forbidden                                    Hollis R. Lackey
                            ~ Jason Byrne, City, the Summer Palace, the Sacred Way                                 OFFICERS
                                     TCU (Ming Tombs) and the Great Wall (in the           Steve Eason ..................................................... President
                                                                                           Tim Plocica ........................................... President-Elect
                                           Beijing area), the Tiger Hill temple com-       Mike Guyton ........................................... Vice President
                                           plex and part of the 1,100-mile long Grand      Carlo Capua ............................................ Vice President
                                                                                           Linda Low ....................................................... Secretary
                                           Canal (in Suzhou) and the Lingyin Temple        Mike West ...................................................... Treasurer
                                           and West Lake ( in Hangzhou). Of                Larry Mundt ..................................... Sergeant-at-Arms
                                           Hangzhou, Marco Polo wrote in his book                                      DIRECTORS
                                           as “beyond dispute the finest and the no-       Doug
                                                                                           Carlo
                                                                                                   Briley
                                                                                                   Capua
                                                                                                                                                      Tim Bruster
                                                                                                                                                      Steve Eason
                                           blest [city] in the world.” The tour also       Mike    Guyton                                         Paige Hendricks
                                           included visits to factories and shops for      Linda   Low                                                Joyce Mauk
                                                                                           Larry   Mundt                                           Bo Soderbergh
First Readings                             silk, jade, carpet, tea and other products.                                                                 Mike West

Randy Lee
                                                                                                                    ROTAGRAPH
Proposed by Jim Whitton                                                                    Clint Sanders ....................................................... Editor
Classification: Insurance - Property &                                                                              Associate Editors
                                                                                           Phil Moroneso .......................................... Last Meeting
Casualty                                                                                   Neal Shields ................................................. Advertising
Company: Wortham Insurance                                                                 Lisa Kruczynski ................................................ Personals
                                                                                           Clint Sanders ......................................... New Members
                                                                                           Jim Austin ....................................................... Editorials
Joe Michel
Proposed by Paige Hendricks

                                               Halloween at Rotary!
Classification: Business Service - Man-
agement Consulting
Company: Solomon Bruce Consulting
LLC

    If no written objection is received in
the Rotary office by next Friday, these
proposals will be given second readings
and voted on by the club.

				
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