Speaker Date Topic
Debra & Tyson Hodges / Operation 360 Aug 07, 2024
Response to the Substance Abuse Epidemic
Response to the Substance Abuse Epidemic

Debra Hodges is a native Texan and attended Texas Tech University, where she earned her degree in English Education. Later, she completed her Master of Education with a Specialization in Special Education Behavior Disorders at Iowa State University. She has 25 years of experience in educating a widely diverse student population. Debra’s unique approach to connecting with both students and their families has earned her widespread respect from administrators, parents, and students alike.

 In her current role as the Chief Executive Officer of Operation360, Debra Hodges is committed to a mission that aims to bridge the gaps in services for those in need. Her central focus revolves around the creation of a comprehensive system that connects victims, their families, and friends with essential resources. Debra’s vision is to foster an environment of collaboration between schools, communities, social service agencies, law enforcement, and mental health and rehabilitation centers, all of which will be instrumental in achieving Operation360’s overarching mission.

Tyson Hodges began his law enforcement journey more than 35 years ago when he first joined the San Angelo, Texas Police Department. He later transitioned to a narcotics detective with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and an Agent with the United States Border Patrol.  Tyson’s commitment to law enforcement led him to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in May 1998, where he assumed the role of Special Agent based in the Des Moines, Iowa Resident Office.

After a distinguished tenure as a Special Agent, Tyson advanced his career, taking supervisory assignments in Salem, Oregon, and later DEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  During his time at DEA Headquarters, he played a pivotal role in the Office of Compliance, overseeing all external reviews, including Congressional inquiries and audits conducted by the Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. Tyson’s career continued to advance, and he later assumed the role of Executive Assistant (Chief of Staff), where he was tasked with the critical responsibility of identifying, evaluating, and mitigating organizational risks. Tyson was also selected to serve on DEA’s Special Agent Hiring and Drug Panels and was appointed as the Director of Field Engagement and Liaison for DEA’s Diversity Committee.  He concluded his tenure with DEA as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Austin District Office (DO).  During his time at the Austin DO, Tyson was instrumental in founding a collaborative multi-agency task force, specially designed to investigate drug overdoses and offering guidance and support to families grappling with the loss of a loved one.

Tyson believes that the cornerstone of a vibrant and productive community lies in safeguarding the health and safety of family and friends.  Throughout his career, Tyson consistently practiced and promoted these values, inspiring others to become leaders characterized by fairness, compassion, attentiveness, and engagement.

Tyson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He continued to enhance his professional skills by completing DEA’s Group Supervisor Institute and Senior Supervisory Leadership Training through the University of Virginia and graduating from the Strategic Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. Tyson’s professional credentials include completion of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Academy, and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Tyson also continues to hold a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.

Tony Moline, President & CEO Cedar Park Chamber Aug 21, 2024
What's Happening in Cedar Park!
What's Happening in Cedar Park!

Tony Moline has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce since November 2012. He has a professional background in the chamber industry, with a career spanning back to 2006.

In addition to his role at the Cedar Park Chamber, Moline is currently in his third term on the Board of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executive's Association (TCCE), the oldest State Chamber organization in the United States. He is also serving his third term on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the State Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, Moline has previously held the positions of CEO at the Coppell Chamber and Vice President at the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber.

Moline is an alumnus of Stephen F. Austin State University and received his Certified Chamber Executive Designation from the US Chamber of Commerce in 2021. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Arizona, holding an IOM designation. Additionally, he completed the Community Development Council's Professional Community and Economic Developer program, earning his PCED designation.

Rhonda Minardi Sep 04, 2024 7:00 AM
Living Grace Canine Ranch
Living Grace Canine Ranch

Sixty-three percent of senior dogs do not survive an animal shelter experience.  Rhonda saw the need for an alternative approach instead of relying on the conventional shelter adoption model.  Her vision led to her founding Living Grace Canine Ranch located in Bertram. Over the past four years, LGCR’s vision and thoughtful program execution have significantly improved the quality of life for senior dogs in Williamson County.

Jeff Coleman Sep 18, 2024
Why Rotary
Why Rotary

District Governor Nominee Jeff is a native Texan who has lived all over the state, but primarily grew up in Corpus Christi.  He is a 1988 graduate of Corpus Christi State University with a BA in Political Science.  He and his wife, Shannon, moved to Pflugerville in 2001 after he opened a State Farm Insurance Agency.  He has three grown children, one son-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren. 

Jeff has a long history of serving his community in volunteer roles.  He is incredibly proud of the 9 and a half years he led Pflugerville as its Mayor.  During his term, Pflugerville grew from a population of 35,000 to 60,000 and in 2016 was recognized as the 12th best city in America for a population of 50,000-300,000.  He joined the Rotary Club of Pflugerville in 2000 and is a three-time Past President, Board Member, and has served on various other committees and club projects. At the District level, he has served as District Project Coordinator, District Insurance Representative, and is on the Membership Committee as Club Liaison. He is a Major Donor Level 3, Bequest Society Level 2 and Paul Harris Society Member.

Doug Smith, District 5870 Govenor Oct 02, 2024 7:00 AM
District Govenor Annual Club Visit
District Govenor Annual Club Visit

Doug, a proud Rotary Club of Temple-South member since 2000, has held multiple leadership positions, including President, Foundation Chair, Board Member, and Chair of the Neighborhood Flag Project. He is also recognized in the District 5870 Roll of Fame. Doug has served as the District DAP Grant Coordinator for the past three years and is currently the District Governor-Elect. He is a Major Donor 1, , Sustaining Member, and Paul Harris Society Member. Doug and his wife, Lisa, have 5 children: Hailey (& Luke), Calvin, Reagan (& Josh). They also have a Miniature Schnauzer named Charlie, who serves as the unofficial Mascot of District 5870 for Doug's District Governor year. Professionally, Doug is a Partner in PapergraphicsPrinting and FastSigns in Temple, Texas. He actively contributes to his community as an Elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.  

Scott Rainey, District Polio Plus Chair Oct 16, 2024
End Polio Now
End Polio Now

Scott Rainey was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He attended the University of Oklahoma and is a proud Sooner!  Scott is married to Martha Bowles, who he met in church in Clear Lake, TX.  Scott trades petrochemicals and fuel products as his day job.

Scott is a member of the Rotary Club of Austin and was previously a member of the Space Center club in Houston.  He served as Rotary District 5890 Governor for the year 2020-21.  Scott is a Major Donor and member of the White Hat Society.

Scott Bedio - TX Salvation Army Nov 06, 2024 7:00 AM
The Purpose Behind the Salvation Army
Virgil Rucker, The Purple Guys Dec 04, 2024
Keeping You Safe in a Cyber World