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Addison Midday

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
May Dragon
4848 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75248
United States of America
We are now meeting at the May Dragon and on Zoom. Zoom meeting information is posted on our home page.
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August 2020
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Our world: Q&A with Sombat Tapanya

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The Rotarian Conversation: Vivek Murthy

Loneliness — the absence of human connection — is twice as prevalent as diabetes in the United States. A former surgeon general tells us what we can do about it.

Our Flag Lease Program puts out flags on five holidays:
1. President's Day (3rd Monday in February)
2. Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
3. Independence Day (July 4th)
4. Labor Day /Patriot Day (1st Monday in September and 9/11)
5. Veterans Day (November 11)
To find out more information about our program
and to sign-up, please visit out The Flag Lease Program Web site:
See the Addison Midday Rotary Flag Program Video on YouTube.  Click Here!
Club News
August 11
Jeff Dunn, Dallas Attorney and Historian
History and Memory at the Alamo and San Jacinto Battleground
Jeff Dunn will not dwell on the facts of these events, but instead will focus on what happened to these sites after 1836, how and when the state acquired the sites, and the controversies that followed concerning how to present these sites to the public. 
From Wikipedia: “The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Houston, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Samuel Houston, the Texan Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Ann’s Mexican  army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes. A detailed, first-hand account of the battle was written by General Houston from the headquarters of the Texan Army, San Jacinto, on April 25, 1836. Numerous secondary analyses and interpretations have followed.”
The Addison Midday Rotary Club returned to May Dragon on August 4.
The meeting are also being streamed lived via zoom for members unable to make the 'in-person' meeting.
Join us live - at the May Dragon                                                            or via zoom
We maintain Social Distancing at our meeting!
If you plan to join our meeting via zoom
Here is the zoom information
Topic: Addison Midday Rotary - Zoom meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Tue, until Aug 25, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        Aug 4, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 1043 8313
Passcode: 893336
Back to School in these pandemic times!
George Bush Elementary School Principal, Carole Crowling accepted our collection of dry erase markers - still the most requested school supply! Check out her cool shield! 
In addition, over $150 was raised for the school to purchase more Dry Erase Markers when needed. This is the fourth year our club has provided Dry Erase Markers to Bush Elementary School.

Club President Jerry is pleased to report the Addison Midday Rotary Club raised $2,400 for Education Plus Nicaragua, a charity he worked with on his Rotary trip to Nicaragua.
From Education Plus web site:


Education Plus Today
In June 2014, our community center Casa de los Sueños (CDLS) opened to the joy of nearly 200 children and their parents.  Here we provide food, education, and activities in order to eliminate malnutrition, instill core values, and give them the resources they need to rise above their impoverished circumstances.  We offer our children a safe haven that keeps them off the streets, and exciting opportunities that keep them into education. In a country with the highest primary school dropout rate in Central America, our students believe that going to university is within their reach. Not only that, the children arrive to our program overjoyed to be there.  Instead of hunger, what these children – the “forgotten children” – now have, is hope. 
Hi Jerry and the Members of Addison Midday Rotary,
We hope that you are safe and healthy and coping well with the Covid-19 crisis.
We have received and deposited your check. Thank you so much for your incredible contribution to support our 2020-2021 Nutrition Fund at Education Plus. We appreciate your kindness and your immense generosity in these uncertain times. 
As you may know from our newsletter, during the pandemic we have suspended our on-site services and now provide our students with homework and food packets to be prepared at home. We hope to get back to having classes and serving lunch on-site sometime this summer.
Your gift has been matched for a total contribution of $4,800 and will provide our students and their families with over 10,000 nutritious meals! Our kids love the food that we serve them and you are helping to provide the nutrition that they need to be healthy and to concentrate on their studies at home.
Let’s hope that this crisis is over (or at least safer!) soon and we can get back to serving and teaching these children the way that we do best; with an abundance of positive reinforcement and love.  Things may not be “normal” for a very long time, but we will keep adapting to whatever challenges that we face.
Here’s a short video of our Food Distribution Program in times of Covid-19 at Casa de Los Sueños for you to share:
Thank you again, please stay safe and healthy.
May you all be blessed you as you have blessed the amazing children that we have the privilege to serve at Education Plus Nicaragua!
Jim, Monica, Keeley, The Staff, and The Amazing Children of Education Plus
Jim Durham
Managing Director 
Education Plus Nicaragua
Tel: 011 505 8793 3619
During our virtual meeting on April 21, 2020 it was announced that Scott Buzzell has been made an Honorary Member. Scott is Past-President of the Addison Midday Rotary Club, was an Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 5810 and was Chairman of the District's Awards Committee for two years.
Visit our Facebook site to hear comments about Scott from a few of our members.
Rotary in Action


Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.  The Addison Midday Rotary Club planting trees for the Addison Park District


We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.  We assist the George H. W. Bush Elementary School in Addison in many way, one is our annual drive for Dry Erase Markers.

Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Discover and celebrate diverse perspectives with a global organization.

Speakers Calendar
Jeff Dunn
Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Battle of San Jacinto
Ean Sullivan
Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
How to Grow your Club and Retain Members
Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch
Aug 25, 2020 12:00 PM
What's going On in the County
Jana Tidwell , Director of Parks and Recreation
Sep 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Addison's New Trail System
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