At the Bonham Rotary Club weekly meeting on February 15, 2017, Rotarian Alan Schmidt invited Larry N. Patterson,P.E from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District to speak about the progress of Lake Ralph Hall. For more information visit www.lakeralphhallinfo.com
Did you know that the Bonham public Library has a 3D printer? Check out the Rotary Logo and Bonham Public Library logos that were made by the 3D printer (pictured below).
Did you know you can check out eBooks on OverDrive and eMagazines on Zinio? All you need is your Bonham Library card, an electronic device and internet connection.
Rotarian Dr. Dana Sisk invited Bonham Librarian John Hayden & Library associate Duncan Berry to speak at the Rotary Club meeting on February 8, 2017. Kay Sisk, a long standing member & founder of the Bonham Public Library Board introduced this dynamic speaking team. The Bonham Public Library serves to enrich lives and serve City & County communities through programs, collections, and much more for ages 4 to 94. Please visit the Bonham Public Library or go to www.bonhamlibrary.net
Bonham Rotary Present Jenn Self, invited CEO Jim O’Connor and Communication Director Richie Whitt of Trident Lakes to come speak at the Rotary meeting on February 1, 2017. It was a very informative presentation on the new 700 acre real estate development currently being built near Ector. For more information visit www.tridentlakes.com
Pictured (L-R) Richie Whitt, Jim O’Conner, Jenn Self, and Bonham Mayor-Roy Floyd.
Bonham Rotarian Dana Coker invited Gail Utter as a guest speaker for the presentation on January 25, 2017. Gail works at Utter Wealth Management Group. She spoke about Newco which is working to enhance communication, coordination & collaboration among mental health providers to help reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. We were also pleased to have guest Anna Holt, who is Texas State Senator Bob Hall’s district representative.
Pictured (from left) Rotarian Sandy Barber, Anna Holt, Gail Utter, Rotarian Dana Coker.
The second annual Dr. Walter Sisk Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by the Bonham Rotary Club and the Texoma Regional Blood Center on Wednesday, January 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church and Family Life Center at 801 Star in Bonham.
Dr. Walter Sisk joined the Bonham Rotary Club in 1961, the same year he started practicing medicine in Bonham. He was an active member in Rotary up until he passed away in late 2015. He even attended the weekly club meeting just a few days before his death.
The Bonham Rotary Club decided last year to honor the memory of this long time member by hosting an annual blood drive each year on or near his birthday. During his lifetime, Dr. Walter saved many lives as a doctor. The Bonham Rotary Club wants to help continue his legacy of saving lives by encouraging blood donations.
Several years ago the Texoma Regional Blood Center presented the program at one of the club’s weekly meetings. The Center was started by local doctors in 1975, which was fourteen years after Sisk started practicing medicine in Bonham. During the question and answer part of the program, Sisk described how fortunate we were to have the center providing blood in the area. He recalled the challenges he faced in getting blood for his patients before the local center was formed.
Thank you fellow Rotarian Judge Spanky Carter for inviting one talented fellow student from Bonham High School, Will Lacy! (Who also happens to be the grandson of Rotarian Mayor Roy Floyd!) Will shared one of his many talents to us, by playing the piano for Bonham Rotary Club on December 7, 2016. Pictured from left, Rotarian Mayor Roy Floyd, Will Lacy & Rotarian Judge Spanky Carter.
The Bonham Rotary Club welcomed Texoma Health Foundation Board Chairman Brett Graham & President, CEO Michelle Lemming to speak at our club meeting on November 30, 2016. THF serves as the Texoma Region’s only public Foundation serving Grayson, Fannin, Bryan, & Marshall Counties. To learn more about this please visit www.texomahealth.org.