Welcome to the homepage of the Metroport Rotary Club, a group of business professionals and service-minded community members.
 
Located in the heart of the fastest growing area of the DFW Metroplex, we serve the communities along the Highway 114 corridor, beginning at Southlake and continuing through Haslet.
 
These are the communities in which we live and work each day and we're always looking for new service-minded individuals to join us in our mission.
 
Why are we here?
To help make our communities, our country, and our world more peaceful and prosperous.
 
What do we do?  
  • Support local charities, physically and financially, to help them achieve their missions.  While we often work behind the scenes, the work of our community partners does not.  Whether its helping veterans transition back into civilian life or providing meals for area seniors, Metroport Rotarians are committed to "Service Above Self".
  • Develop tomorrow's community leaders by supporting and leading youth leadership programs.
    • Members facilitate an annual summer youth leadership program, RYLA
    • Our club holds a speech contest each spring for local high school students on the value of the Rotary Four Way Test (of the things we think, say and do).
    • We sponsor Rotary Interact service clubs at both Northwest High School and Westlake Academy
    • We provide scholarships for local graduating seniors based on school performance and community service
 
Want to learn more?
  • Visit a weekly meeting or one of our service projects.  You can find our upcoming events here.
  • Or if you would like to speak with one of us, send us a note and we'll be happy to answer questions and discuss opportunities.
 
Club News

As is our annual tradition, we will be registering runners for the annual North Texas Walk for PKD 5k run at Southlake Town Center.  This is a great organization in our community and they are always thankful for our support.

Come bright and early to help set up the registration table and to be educated on the registration process.  The run is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and runners are expected to begin registration at 7:00 a.m.

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Our Rotary International district governor Christopher McLucas spoke at Friday's meeting. Awesome speaker, fascinating. Following, club prez Craig Martin presented Chris, a United States Marines veteran with a copy of Common Sense Transition, written by club member Karl Monger.

Alicia L Fleury with Hope Kindness & Community gave a great presentation on challenges facing our community and how HKC has been born to address the challenges.

HKC’s mission is to bring hope and support to the youth of our community and their families through mental health awareness, education and peer mentoring to help prevent bullying and suicide while promoting healthy relationships.

Longtime Metroport Rotary member W. Keith Wood, Founder of the Wood Group at Morgan Stanley, provided a history of social security and strategies for maximizing benefits.  Keith advised not taking benefits early unless needed.  While benefits are not guaranteed to be there when you retire, there's not a current reason to fear they will go away.
 
Keith began his financial career more than 30 years ago after teaching junior high and high school in several West Texas communities.  His passion for education is still evident in his interactions with clients and their families.
Metroport Rotary's own Karl Monger has written a book!  And you probably thought as a former Army Ranger that any book written by Karl would be all pictures, but this one actually has words - and a couple are more than two syllables!
 
Karl led today's program with some highlights from his book and issues facing veterans when they exit the military and return to civilian life.  Common Sense Transition is an autobiography and a vision for a better way to help veterans transition.  His book is on sale now on Amazon but its official launch is next Friday, September 22.
 
Meeting Info
Location: 
DFW Marriott Solana
Building 3, 1301 Solana Blvd.
Westlake, TX 76262
 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
 
Date: Each Friday
 
 
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