Thank you ALL for an amazing year of service to others, fun and fellowship!  It has been my pleasure to serve as President and now we will continue into a new Rotary year with President Mike’s new board. Today I proudly recognized some deserving members for outstanding accomplishments:
Be The Inspiration Award - Nicole Bianchi
In her first year as Membership Chair she has given important support for the growth of 15 new members this year. She also accepted the charge to collect shoes for Venezuelan walkers, jackets and blankets for the homeless, and Teddy bears for children in both Fort Worth and Cucata, Columbia. She eagerly volunteered to help with the Open House for the Fireman’s House (long-term stays for cancer patients), and packing bags for sex-trafficked girls.
Vocational “Service Above Self” Award - Ruby Powers
Using her skills as an Immigration Attorney to help asylum seekers at the Texas and California borders.
Community “Service Above Self” Award - Wind Nguyen
Thank you for being a real champion with the Wisdom High School Martin Bailey Garden Project! 
International “Service Above Self” Award - Cristal Montanez
A true champion dedicated to giving hope for Venezuelans who have crossed the border into Columbia by designing a plan for nutritious meals, shoes for the barefooted, and Teddy bears for young children. 
Rotarian of the Year - Isis Mejias
A dedicated Rotarian who inspires and leads our club in International Service and is called upon by Rotary International to share her expertise in oversight of water projects in Uganda and Honduras. She also made two trips to Columbia to manage the Hope for Venezuelans project and has built a strong, trusting relationship with Rise Against Hunger. Congratulations and thank you for all you have accomplished as a Rotarian!
Together we can make a difference in this world!