Rotarian Women Trailblazers
MaryJean Moloney   Liz Ann Peters
March is National Women’s History Month. The Arlington Rotary Club recognizes two history making members.
On March 10, 1988 the Rotary Club of Arlington established a historical landmark with the induction of the first female member to our club. Mary Jean Moloney has been an exceedingly active and productive member ever since. Her 35 years span numerous committees and leadership roles on the board. Her contributions have been innumerable, not the least of which includes bringing her husband, Tim, into the club in August 2010. The club has certainly benefited and maintained its role in the community because of Mary Jean.
On July 1, 2006, the club raised the bar again by the installation of our first female president, Phyllis “Lisann” Peters. Her leadership and personality brought excitement and achievement to the Rotary Club of Arlington. An avid fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team brought many a smile from the members when she frequently wore her Rangers garb to meetings. Dan Blumberg once accused her of being a Texas Rangers groupie! Most important of all was her generous philanthropic efforts toward reading and specifically the establishment of the Reading Room at Webb Elementary School. Lisann passed in 2018 but her legacy lives on with an endowment held by our Arlington Rotary Foundation earmarked for further education reading endeavors at Webb.
Both of these distinguished women humbly continue to and did exhibit “Service Above Self”.