Speaker Date Topic
NO SPEAKER TODAY Mar 12, 2024 12:00 PM
General Membership Meeting
Dr. JJ Ayers, CTE Coordinator, Little Elm ISD Mar 19, 2024 12:00 PM
CTE Programs and Opportunities to Get Involved
Ferguson Jenkins Mar 26, 2024 12:00 PM

Ferguson Arthur Jenkins, “Fergie”, was the first Chicago Cub pitcher and first Canadian to win the Cy Young Award. He won 20 games in his first full season with the Chicago Cubs, earning a second-place finish in the 1967 National League Cy Young Award voting, an award he would later win in 1971; he was also named the 1971 National League TSN Pitcher of the Year. The 1967 season began a stretch of six straight 20-win seasons, and seven out of eight seasons from 1967-1974. Fergie was a premier pitcher for 19 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Cubs (1966-1973, 1982-1983), the Texas Rangers (1974-1975, 1978-1981) and the Boston Red Sox (1976-1977). In 1974 while with the Texas Rangers, he had acareer-high 25 wins and became the first baseball player to win the Lou Marsh Trophy, an award given each year to Canada’s top athlete.

Fergie was also awarded the comeback player of the year by MLB. His 25 wins are still the all-time franchise record for the Texas Rangers. He led the league in complete games four times, games started three times and two times in wins. At the 1967 All-Star Game, Fergie struck out six of the top hitters in the American League: Harmon Killebrew, Tony Conigliaro, Mickey Mantle, Jim Fregosi, Rod Carew and Tony Olivia. His six strikeouts in an All-Star game is a record which still stands today and he is tied with Carl Hubbell. Fergie was the first pitcher to end his career with at least 3,000 strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks. This feat has only been accomplished by four pitchers in the history of baseball which include: Fergie, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and Greg Maddux.

Ferguson Jenkins retired with a record of 284 wins, 267 complete games and 3,192 strikeouts. In 1991, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first Canadian to ever be inducted. In 2007, the country of Canada awarded Fergie the Order of Canada medal—one of the highest honors a Canadian citizen can receive, and issued a postage stamp with his likeness, which is still in circulation.

In 2022, the Chicago Cubs erected a statue of Fergie outside of Wrigley Field next to his teammates Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo. Also that year, he along with the Cubs Organization and Marquee Sports, created a documentary on his life entitled, “Glory & Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story”. This outstanding work won an Emmy Award. In 2023, his hometown of Chatham, Ontario, erected a statue of Fergie in front of their City Hall. Fergie dedicated the statue to his parents, Dolores and Ferguson Jenkins senior. In February of 2023, the Canadian baseball Hall of Fame renamed the street leading up to the Museum, Ferguson Jenkins Way.

Displaying his great athletic talent, he played three seasons of professional basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters during the baseball off-season, joining the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Gibson. Fergie's favorite sport was hockey and he signed an NHL contract before deciding on baseball. Millions of dollars have been raised by Fergie for hundreds of different charities and causes, following his baseball career. He even donated a year of his salary to a charity for the blind in honor of his mother Dolores, who was blind.

Ferguson Arthur Jenkins is currently a team ambassador for the Chicago Cubs where he enjoys a close relationship with the organization. He continues to be heavily involved with the game of baseball and returns to Cooperstown annually for the induction ceremony weekend, and travels yearly to the Canadian Hall of Fame as well where he is tasked with the honor of placing the blazers on the new inductees.

NO SPEAKER TODAY Apr 09, 2024 12:00 PM
General Membership Meeting
Steve Trine,Youth Exchange Chair, District 5790 Apr 16, 2024 12:00 PM

Steve Trine is a seasoned Rotarian.  He joined Keller Rotary Club 2002. After a short hiatus from 2005-2009, he rejoined Keller Rotary Club in 2009 and then later moved to Golden Triangle Rotary Club in 2017.

Keller Rotary Club Roles:

Youth Exchange Counselor (2003)

Youth Exchange Chair/Club YEO (2004-2005)

Member of the Board Of Directors (2010-2015)

Club President 2012-2013

District 5790 Group Exchange committee member

District 5790 Youth Exchange committee member

Rotary Centennial project Chair 2003-2005. (Keller Veterans Memorial)

As president, initiated effort to create a daughter club – Golden Triangle Rotary.

Golden Triangle Rotary Roles:

Member Board of Directors 2017-current

President 2018-2019

Youth Chair 2019-current

District Youth Exchange committee 2017-2019, 2021-current.

Officer Hakir-Alej Chavez, LEPD Apr 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Little Elm Police Department Canine Unit
NO SPEAKER TODAY May 14, 2024 12:00 PM
General Membership Meeting