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President Bill White
President Elect Helen Peralta
Treasurer Ken Weaver
Secretary Frances D Gaines
Community Service Pat Weaver
Vocational Service Thomas Kennedy
Rotary Foundation Clifton Boyd
Early Act First Knight Gary D. Billingsley
Past President Alexander Peralta
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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM

Hilton Garden Inn

800 N. Main Street
at the intersection of I-20 and Main Street
Duncanville, TX 75116
United States

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Posted by Helen Peralta on Feb 15, 2015

CANCELED due to icy weather conditions.  We will apprise you of the rescheduled date.  Thank you!
It's that time again, for the Rotary Clubs of the Best Southwest to come together for fellowship and fun.  This networking event is an informal way for club members to get to know each other, share information, involve a new member or prospective member, ask questions, and well, just have fun!
Please join us for a
Rotary Club Social
Monday, February 23, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
International Museum of Cultures
411 U.S. 67 Frontage Rd. 
Duncanville, TX 75137
Hosted by: Cedar Hill Rotary Club
Invited Clubs: DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster
***Just a reminder, that these networking events are considered a Rotary function,
and therefore, can be used as a Make-up Meeting***
Refreshments will be served.
Therefore, we ask that you please RSVP, to either Helen Peralta or Bill White.
Posted by Helen Peralta on Feb 15, 2015

Please join us for the Early Act First Knight knighting ceremonies to be held Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  The following schools will turn students to pages, pages to squires, and squires to knights!  The ceremony is between an hour to two hours.  Come even if it's for a little while.  It's a sight to see, if you have not been to one yet.  Here's the schedule:

  • Hastings Elementary School - 8:30 A.M.
  • Smith Elementary School - 8:30 A.M.
  • Brandenburg Intermediate School - 1:00 P.M.
  • Central Elementary School - 1:00 P.M.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Gary Billingsley.

Posted by Helen Peralta on Feb 15, 2015

The Rotary Club of Duncanville is proud to once again provide support to the Best Southwest Regional C.E.R.T. Program for its emergency preparedness training programs which are conducted within our communities.  Through a District Grant, our club gave a total of $4,000.00 for community-wide training programs in Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, and Lancaster.  Being in our backyards gives us the best viewpoint on how to respond best and quickest to an emergency  The grant allows our Club to train four members as first responders in disaster or catastrophic events where immediate search and rescue, triage, and emergency aid is needed.  Funds are also used for equipment.

Posted by Bob Talbot

The Duncanville High School robotics team, lead by engineering and robotics teacher Bart Barton, demonstrated their search and rescue robot at our meeting last week.  It's amazing!  The remote control and camera allow it to enter hazardous structures without putting people in danger.




Posted by Bob Talbot

The Duncanville CERT program recently received a Club check for $500 to support their local efforts and volunteers.





Posted by Bob Talbot

Sir Cass honored the students in the Early Act First Knight ceremony for students at Central Elementary School.  The assembly was held in the school cafeteria where all the students in the school attended in two shifts.


Posted by Bob Talbot

Norm Davis and his dedication to the Duncanville Independent School District and the Rotary Flag Program were highlighted in a story in the district's Friday Informer.  It's a great story about Norm and free publicity for our Flag Program.  Please read the story at the link below:


Posted by Bob Talbot on Sep 11, 2012

The new year of Early Act First Knight kickoff at Central Elementary School was great fun with Knights of the Guild Sir Cass and Sir William entertaining and inspiring the school children.  This gets the children ready for the daily instruction provided by EAFK and explains the rewards of virtues.  Last year the fall kickoff was also an exciting display by the knights.


Posted by Carmen Partlow

Duncanville Outreach Ministries is in the process of expanding their facilities to accommodate more food in order to sever the growing needs of our community. The cost of the project is approximately $41,000. Our club donated $10,000 to the Building Fund. Anita Davis gave us a very informative look at Duncanville Outreach Ministries and how many families in Duncanville they serve. We were given a tour of the facility. Here, Anita is showing some of the seasonal item which are stored. The tour gave us an opportunity to see what a family might receive in the way of groceries. In addition to groceries, Duncanville residents are also able to receive assistance with prescription, rent, utilities and cancer patients receive gasoline card to aid them get to their treatments. We also received a tour of the Duncanville Outreach Ministries Thrift Store. They sell gently used and previously owned household items, books, clothing, shoes and more which have been donated by the community. They also sell "new" items such as toiletries, hair accessories, baby and adult diapers, household cleaning and more. To see more pictures click on photo journals on our home page (
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