Pilot Knob Rotarians Assist With COVID, Denton Arts, and Monarch Migration

Executive Director Georgina Ngozi of the Greater Denton Arts Council, and Pilot Knob President Steve Slabaugh

Executive Director Georgina Ngozi of the Greater Denton Arts Council, and Pilot Knob President Steve Slabaugh

Robson resident Dr. Kim Robinson will be the Rotary speaker April 23.

Robson resident Dr. Kim Robinson will be the Rotary speaker April 23.

Karen McDaniels

Did you know that Rotarians are active partners with Denton County Health’s COVID vaccination program? Pilot Knob Rotary is one of 13 clubs that are both volunteering at Texas Motor Speedway and driving county residents to get their vaccinations. If you need a ride to your vaccination site, or know someone who does, why not ride with a Rotarian? Call Karen McDaniels at 512-577-6149 to arrange for a Pilot Knob Rotarian to take you. We are your neighbors, so you can feel safe.

Pilot Knob Rotary/Carter BloodCare had another successful blood drive on April 3. The community blood supply has been reduced due to the pandemic and then the severe weather. Every donation has the potential to save three lives! Watch for regular announcements of blood drives here at Robson Ranch.

We always have interesting and informative speakers at our meetings. Join us on Fridays at noon at The Wildhorse Grill Boardroom. In March, we welcomed Georgina Ngozi, Executive Director of the Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC), who shared GDAC’s work in the schools, support of local artists of all mediums by displaying their work, and providing scholarships to artists.

Sergeant Antonio Segura of the Argyle Police Department spoke about Challenges and Opportunities of Policing a Small Town. If you ever enjoyed reading the Argyle police blotter in the Cross Timbers Gazette, you can thank Sergeant Segura.

On April 23, Pilot Knob Rotary will host a special event at Robson Ranch. Our speaker will be Robson resident Dr. Kim Robinson. A licensed psychologist and professional counselor, she will present Legislative Changes for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: A Report Card and Blueprint for Action in Texas. Dr. Robinson has treated members of the military, worked with the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, is an ambassador for Shared Hope International, and works part time at Ranch Hands Rescue in Argyle, which will soon open as the first safe house in the U.S. for male victims of sex trafficking. To reserve your seat to hear Dr. Robinson, please send an email to [email protected]

We are also a butterfly garden waystation for migrating Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies. With help from Monarch Watch Texas, Good Sam residents will assist in tracking the migration of Monarchs. The garden will welcome elementary classes from Denton ISD to learn more about butterflies and other pollinators. It will be built as a community educational service project by Rotary.

If you are interested in learning more or volunteering for this project, plan to attend our meeting on Friday, May 14, when Carol Clark, North Texas Master Naturalist and Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist will be our speaker.

For more information about our meetings, service projects, and program speakers, contact us at [email protected], or visit our Facebook page, Pilot Knob Rotary Club.