DG Ted Huffhines addressed over 180 Teachers, Principals, Superintendents and Rotarians, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 25th Annual Teachers Appreciation Luncheon.   This year's Rotary International Theme is: "Making a Difference".   Teachers do make a difference in the lives of our children everyday. 
Keynote Speaker, Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver asked the question to the audience of Educators, " Does what you say matter?"  Rep. VanDeaver, told a true story of two young ladies that had the same first name.   The rest of the story is yes, what you say does make a difference. 
District Teachers of Year 
Connie Green, Jamie Blain, Anne Formby, Cynthia Gauntt, Summer Gibson, and Franshicka Banks-Brown. 
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Cassy Meisenhelmer speaks to Sunrise Rotary Club 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Eddie Lamb spoke to Sunrise Rotary Club 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Brandon Washington with Texarkana College 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA Students and RYLA Leadership Speak to Sunrise Rotary Club 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Mark Bledsoe, Executive Director of United Way 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
J. Wilson Hood was born June 29, 1933, at Nida, OK, on the outskirts of Milburn, OK, the only son of Nina Monteen Johnson Hood and Woodrow Wilson Hood.  After graduating from Velma-Alma High School in Velma, OK, he attended Murray Junior College in Tishomingo, OK.  After serving in the United States Army, he went to Oklahoma A&M (O.S.U.), where he graduated with a degree in Dairy Manufacturing.
He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A., T.S.R.A. and Border Lodge 672.  He served as Past President of Oaklawn Rotary Club and twice a Paul Harris Fellow.  He helped start the International Rotary Club of Texarkana and served as an officer in the Sunrise Rotary Club.  In 2007, he received a certificate of award from the Daughters of the Confederacy as a descendant of the Confederate soldier’s lineage. 

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December 9, 2017, Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas Police Departments held their annual shop with a cop event. Texas side officers shopped with children at Target while Arkansas side officers were at Walmart. Both departments arrived at the stores with a long convoy of police vehicles with their lights and sirens blaring.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club participates annually in the Shop with a Cop Program.  Sunrise Rotary President, Patty Collier, said, "I would just say that it was fun and orderly chaos on shopping day! The Police & Firefighters were great! Glad to be a part of the program".  Assistant Governor Ralph Waits encourages all his Area Rotarians to participate in this worth while cause.  
Pictured: Sunrise RC member Mary Wormington along with Past President of Wilbur Smith RC, Brian Goesl, Assistant Governor and Sunrise RC member Ralph Waits, and  Sunrise RC member and Nash Fire Chief Steve Rogers.
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Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members welcomes Dr. Emily Cutrer, President TAMUT.  Dr. Cutrer updated the group on growth and programs that TAMUT has added since her last visit to our Club.
Pictured left to right: Karen Wall, Chad Carlisle, Steve Rogers, President Patty Collier, Dr. Emily Cutrer, Assistant Rotary Governor Ralph Waits, Joe Warren, Nash Mayor Robert Bunch, Becky Bunch, Shirley Pinnix Evans. ( not pictured President Elect and Photographer,  Steve Collier
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Cody Peek with Reliance Mechanical Const. Sunrise Rotary Speaker 2017-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Texarkana recently planted 14 trees, one for each member of the Club, in the Nash Industrial Park in support of this year’s 1.2 million tree planting challenge by Rotary International’s President, Ian Riseley of the Nation of Australia. 
The Sunrise Rotary Club, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the Texas Chuck Wagon in Nash, is one of five clubs who meet in the Texarkana and New Boston area.  Rotary, whose motto is “Service Above Self” is committed to serving our local community as well as important international community projects.  
President, Patty Collier, shared, “Weekly meetings of the Sunrise Rotary Club are open to any interested member of our community.  If you are interested in joining us, just drop by for an interesting breakfast program.  You’ll be our guest!”
From left to right:
Katie Shonkwiler, Chad Carlile, Steve Rogers, Patty Collier, Steve Collier, Ralph Waits (not pictured Shirley Pinnix Evans)

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Welcome to our Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club! 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered 1999.  Rotary 5830 District Governor Ted Huffhines,  Club President Patty Collier, 2016-2019 Assistant Governor Ralph Waits. 

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians' occupation as an opportunity to serve society; FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

2017-2018 President, Patty Collier received honours for Club Rotary Foundation Giving for 2016-2017 Immediate Past President, Karen Wall's club year

Texarkana Sunrise RC President Patty Collier accepts award for 2016-2017 Past President Karen Wall

The following awards are: Per Capita Annual Giving, EREY, Foundation Giving Club From left to right: IPDG Lee Montgomery, Texarkana Sunrise RC President Patty Collier, DG Ted Huffhines




Club Members from left to right:Doug Bowers, Wilson Hood-Honorary Member, Shirley Pinnix Evans, Ralph Waits, Joe Warren, Patty Collier, Mary Wormington, Karen Wall, Becky Bunch, Robert Bunch, Dave Dutton, Steve Rogers, Steve Collier ( not pictured Chad Carlile, Katie Shonkwiler)  












Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Rotary, along with its partners, have reduced polio cases by 99.9% since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  Rotarians have helped immunize 2.5 billion children against this crippling disease in 122 countries.  Once inflicting thousands across the US and the world, the number of polio cases has now dwindled down to just a handful of cases in three countries due to Rotary vaccination efforts.  Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continue to work hard at their joint goal of global eradication of the disease by 2018. 
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