1-25-17 Okay to Say

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.



1-11-16 LaTonia Arris 4-H

Thank You LaTonia Arris for presenting information about Texas 4-H Youth Development program and projects in Fannin County at our Rotary meeting on January 11, 2016.

Pictured (L-R) Rotarian Kelly Royse, Speaker- Latonia Arris, Rotarian Jordon Thompson

Sam Rayburn Library

1-4-17 Emma Trent SR library

Rotarian Edward Ray (left) invited Emma Trent (center) from the Sam Rayburn Library to speak at the Rotary meeting on January 4, 2017.
Emma spoke about Mr. Rayburn and how he was able to work with different parties in the house. Rotary Club President Jenn Self (right)

Dr. Walter Sisk Memorial Blood Drive

2017 blood drive


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.

Will Lacy


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.

Texoma Health Foundation

12-6-16 THF

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

Dictionary Thank You’s!

10-26-16 Pat Ward Trenton dictionary TY

Rotarian Pat Ward brought back a giant thank you card from Trenton ISD.  The third graders were excited to get their dictionaries from the Bonham Rotary Club.

dictionary thank yous 2016 Mike & Bob

Rotarians Mike Smith & Bob Carrol love reading the thank you cards from all the Fannin County 3rd graders that received their own personal dictionary from Bonham Rotary Club!