Rotary Club of Arlington (North)

Speaker Date Topic
Club Committee Meetings Feb 25, 2019
Scott Hendricks Mar 04, 2019
Clean Water Project
Clean Water Project

District 5790 has been working in La Moskitia, Honduras, for 14 years and has executed seven Global Grants providing clean water

             to approximately 25,000 villagers. Our eighth Global Grant is in progress and will be completed in May of this year. 

             All grants have been sponsored by our district or a club from our district and more than 45 clubs from our district have contributed.

Hannah Kough, Cinderella Candidate Mar 04, 2019
Andra Watkins Mar 11, 2019
“Hiking the Natchez Trace”
“Hiking the Natchez Trace”

Featured in January 2017’s Rotarian Magazine, New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins chose a crazy way to launch her debut novel. She  is one of the only living persons to walk the 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She had a life-changing adventure with her 80-year-old father. Her NYT best selling memoir Not Without My Father chronicles that experience.

She also wrote the novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, the novel Hard to Die, the novel I Am Number 13, and the photography collection Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time, published by Word Hermit Press.

Andra is a Past President of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is past District Communications Chair for District 7770-Eastern South Carolina, founder of the District 7770 Friendship Exchange program, a two-time Rotarian of the Year, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and recipient of her District’s Distinguished Service Award. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of the Southeast and Caribbean.

Tentative – 4 way Test Speech contest Mar 18, 2019
Club Committee Meetings Mar 25, 2019
meet at Nichols Jr High - Career Panel Discussion Apr 01, 2019
2201 Ascension Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
2201 Ascension Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
Leslie Oliver Apr 08, 2019
From Poverty to Possibility
From Poverty to Possibility

The Center for Transforming Lives lifts women with children from poverty to possibility through safe homes, education, and financial stability. Leslie will share more about CTL’s mission and how they accomplish it in Fort Worth and Arlington.

Club Committee Meetings Apr 22, 2019
Ogie Shaw May 06, 2019
"What To Do About American and Childhood Obesity"
"What To Do About American and Childhood Obesity"

Physical Fitness does not have to be complicated. There are psychological aspects to staying motivated for fitness and then a few rules to adopt for success. The speaker presents his ideas on motivation, measuring your fitness level, and exercises to become fit. Ogie Shaw is a native of Raleigh, NC. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill earning degrees in both Speech and Physical Education, later earning certification as a Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® in Dallas, Texas. He served with the Portland Police Bureau and later joined a national network of medical and fitness leaders dedicated to teaching the health benefits of daily exercise. He has been an author, counselor, seminary graduate and pastor to Portland-area retirement homes. He has trained the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, and he has been asked to write a book on his work providing fitness training for paraplegics. Ogie has had a passion for fitness, health, business, and music all of his life. His career goal is to establish a model for a fitness lifestyle for Americans that is sufficient to impact physical and mental health. He has given over 5000 speeches on fitness motivation.

Jim Quick May 13, 2019


District 5790 has an eleven year history of success in winning Rotary Peace Fellowships.  This Rotary program provides peace fellowships to highly qualified students and professionals pursuing either a master’s degree in such fields as international development, peace studies, and conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.


Districts are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates for the worldwide competitive selection of up to 100 peace fellows each year. Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their district. 


Districts submit endorsed applications to the Foundation by 1 July.  Rotary Clubs should start recruiting and interviewing eligible candidates as early as January.  Clubs nominate candidates to the District 5790 peace fellowship subcommittee chair and the district Rotary Foundation chair.  The District 5790 peace fellow nominees are interviewed by: the DG, IPDG, RFDC, district peace fellowship chair, district scholarship chair, and one or two former Rotary World Peace Fellows within the district.

Club Committee Meetings May 20, 2019
7:00AM meet Lamar Memorial Day flag distribution May 25, 2019
NO MEETING - Memorial Day May 27, 2019
5:00PM meet at Lamar Memorial Day flag pick up May 28, 2019
Annual Turnover banquet planned for this week Jun 17, 2019
Jason Kouri, MD Jul 08, 2019
"What You Don’t Know About Arthritis”
"What You Don’t Know About Arthritis”

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when the cartilage in a joint – the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of bones – wears away and bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Over time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic.

Unfortunately, the disease is progressive and traditional treatments – drugs, cortisone shots and surgery – are often ineffective, physically debilitating and painful. To make matters worse, many people believe there is no cure for osteoarthritis and they just have to learn to live with it.

According to Dr. Jason Kouri, Medical Director of Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas, advances in medical science have proven this belief wrong. The cure for osteoarthritis lies in the use of stem cells to regenerate or rebuild the cartilage destroyed by the disease. In his talk, "What You Don’t Know About Arthritis,” Dr. Kouri will share with your members:

  • The differences between degenerative and regenerative medicine in treating osteoarthritis
  • What stem cells are,  where they come from and what they do when placed in an affected joint
  • How even advanced cases of osteoarthritis are typically reversed after a single treatment
Fifth Monday - NO NOON MEETING Jul 22, 2019