Speaker Date Topic
District Governor Roger Paschal Sep 24, 2020
District 5790
District 5790

Roger Paschal

Rotary Club of Fort Worth International

Roger joined Rotary as a Charter Member of the Fort Worth Horizon Rotary Club in September 1989. He served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President & Membership Director. In 2014 He was appointed as Assistant Governor serving all seven Fort Worth Clubs He has also served with the District 5790 Vision Program, and as a RYLA Rotarian Counselor for the last six years. H coordinated the All Club Meeting for all Fort Worth Clubs the last two years. He is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Rotary Benefactor Roger and his wife, Linda, are currently realtors in the DFW and Tyler area, they have two children and five wonderful grandchildren, He is also an Instructor in Marketing and Sales, a trained Improv Actor and part time actor in film and TV. He is a Past Board member of the Ben Johnson (the Actor) Foundation to bring in Celebrities, Bull Riders and Matadors from Mexico to Fort Worth Will Rogers Coliseum to raise funds for the New Horizons Children's home in Goldthwaite, TX. He is a Past Board Member of Cowtown Christmas, which acquires and distributes Christmas Gifts to needy Children. They also provid a Wild West Show at the Cowtown Coliseum with the Old Spaghetti Warehouse for children and adults. He was raised on a 4,000+ acre Cattle Ranch in Hill County Texas, where they ran over 1,100 head of Mother Cows. Co-founded, with his brother, an Auto Parts Manufacturing and Distribution Company. The company grew to 5 Locations in 4 States. The Company was sold in 1994, and was acquired it back in 1996 and sold again in 1999. He has been a past General Manager for Northeast Newspapers, a weekly publication for 4 local Cities in North East Fort Worth.

Steven F. Kleiber, CPA, CFP®, PFS Oct 01, 2020
Rotary Classification
Rotary Classification

Kleiber & Associates, CPAs, PLLC
1188 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76013   (817) 277-0733

 

Steve Kleiber (Owner) is a native Texan and has in excess of thirty years of experience consulting with individuals, the dental/orthodontics community, small businesses, and estates/trusts in regards to income tax and accounting matters as well as financial planning. He specializes in providing comprehensive wealthcare management services to clients in a variety of financial and business environments in the areas of tax, accounting, and financial planning. His commitment to developing and maintaining strong client relationships allows him to serve his clients with individual attention and expertise.

Steve began his career in public accounting in 1981 and was certified as a public accountant in the State of Texas in 1985.  In 1990 Steve founded Kleiber & Associates, CPAs and added wealthcare management to his practice in 2001.  Steve Kleiber is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional.  Prior to that, he was Tax Manager of the Fort Worth office of a regional public accounting firm, with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth. 

Steve received his B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1982. He is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Fort Worth Chapter and Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Taxation Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds securities licenses (Series 7 & 66), as well as various state Insurance licenses.

He attends in excess of eighty hours of professional continuing education each year encompassing taxation, business consulting, financial services and other accounting matters.

Steve volunteers with the Miracle League of Dallas Fort Worth. He is a past member of the South Arlington Rotary Club, immediate past secretary of the Optimist Club of Southwest Arlington, and a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.  Steve is frequently requested to be a guest speaker for orthodontist students by the Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Laura Armbruster, Dir. of Community of Engagement Oct 01, 2020
Heroes on Water
Heroes on Water

Heroes on the Water, a 501(c)(3) veterans charity, creates alternative therapeutic programs to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families. These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.


The primary proven therapy utilized by Heroes on the Water is kayak fishing. Volunteer-led chapters around the United States hold events which are free for our nation’s heroes. Recurring activities give these heroes and their families a lifelong social network with like-minded people. No experience or equipment is needed, and kayak fishing is adaptive to those with disabilities. Our chapters in Australia and the U.K utilize the same proven model.


Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing veterans services through recurring therapy and growing our volunteer chapter base. In 2018, we officially opened our services to first responders and their families. Our programs are proven to be effective and provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic, and impact their community. 

 

Michael Jacobson, President & CEO Oct 08, 2020
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Michael Jacobson was appointed President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce in February 2016. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of 1200 businesses in the greater Arlington area, championing economic and community prosperity.
Prior to this position Michael Jacobson was director of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office. In this role, he was responsible for leading Intel’s corporate responsibility strategy with stakeholders across the company. He led an experienced team of experts in corporate social responsibility, strategic alliances, marketing and communications, stakeholder management and reporting who were committed to building upon Intel’s performance as a leading corporate citizen.


Michael managed Intel’s Corporate Affairs team in California and Texas where he was responsible for leading corporate responsibility programs, philanthropic investments and public policy. Michael also worked in Intel’s Corporate Real Estate and Site Development Group as a site selection manager. In this capacity, Michael was responsible for evaluating locations across the globe for potential Intel investment.
Jacobson came to Intel from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce where he was a director of business development. During his four-year tenure with the Chamber, Fort Worth ranked in the top ten in the United States for business recruitment. Intel was one of the companies that he helped recruit to Fort Worth.


Jacobson joined the Fort Worth Chamber after serving eight years in Washington D.C. He held positions as assistant to the deputy secretary for management planning and operations for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, special assistant to the Commissioner for the Social Security Administration and special assistant to the Administrator of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Jacobson received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baylor University in 1984.

The Rotary Club of Arlington considers hosting excellent guest speakers like Michael Jacobson. For further information, contact Kurt Bartley, President Elect.

Dr. Nathanial Hearne, Pres/Founder, Made Up Minds Oct 15, 2020
Legacy
Legacy

Dr. Nathanial Hearne is the President and Founder of Made Up Minds and The Euless Loaves and Fishes Foundation. Through these organizations, Dr. Hearne provides training and programs to reach at-risk youth for the purpose of strengthening character, teaching leadership skills, and increasing school attendance. This helps set them up for success in life.

Dr. Hearne’s background in this field is extensive. He began his career in education in the Ector County Independent School District (ECISD), where he worked for 18 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator.

While in Ector County, he was an assistance coach for the Permian High School football team, which won the 1989 State and National Championship. Permian High School was the subject of the National Bestselling book Friday Night Lights and a subsequent movie and television series by the same name.

Dr. Hearne was named Outstanding Principal of the Year for Region 18 in 1993-94, and Assistant Principal of the Year for HEBISD in 2008. He served as an assistant principal at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas for four years, and as assistant principal of the Discipline Alternative Education Program for five years. Inhis last five years in the district, he served as the Student Attendance Specialist and Director over the HEBISD’s Truancy Department. In December 2010, the Dropout Prevention Program Dr. Hearne initiated in the HEBISD was recognized by Texas School Business magazine as the “best dropout prevention program in the state.”

CLICK HERE to download an article printed in the Texas School Business magazine about Dr. Hearne and his dropout prevention efforts.

Dr. Hearne is the former Assistant Executive Director of the Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Among his duties at FCA, he conducted the pre-game chapel services for university football teams including University of Oklahoma, Texas Christian University, University of Tulsa, University of Idaho, University of Louisiana, and Louisiana Tech.

DSC_0370Dr. Hearne is married to Callie, a recently retired Assistant Superintendent over the Human Resource Department for the HEBISD. They have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. They presently reside in Arlington, Texas.

Dr. Hearne’s passion is to mentor and build leadership skills, particularly in those who have a direct influence over the lives of youth. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop leader for kids or youth gatherings, graduations, men’s conferences, coaching, and leadership events. His engaging, straightforward manner, combined with his heart for character growth, leaves his audience inspired to be better, live with purpose, and embrace their calling.

Dr. Hearne and Callie attend Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. They are the lead trainers for Gateway’s ID Coaching Program, in which they work within the body of Christ to guide people to develop their personal vision and mission statements and align them to serve joyfully and purposefully to build God’s kingdom.

The Rotary Club of Arlington considers hosting excellent guest speakers like Dr. Hearne. For further information, contact Kurt Bartley, President Elect.