About Our Club

Welcome to our Club!

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.
Club Executives & Directors
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Secretary
Immediate Past President
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The Conversation: Jeanne Gang

The Conversation:Jeanne GangA renowned Rotary alum affirms her commitment to environmentally sustainable architectureGrowing up in Belvidere, Illinois, a city 70 miles

Small scholarships help Illinois adults build their careers

Small scholarships help adults return to school and trade a job for a career - In a seemingly affluent Chicago suburb, poverty stops many adult students from affording classes to advance their skillsets. Local Rotary clubs are helping pay for school.

Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

 
 
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
September 8
Dr. Karl Neiumann
Stress of a Covid-19 World
 
Psychologist Dr. Karl Neiumann will have a conversation with us about the Stress of a Covid-19 World and some ideas for helping us and others cope.
 
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you plan to join our meeting via zoom
Here is the zoom information
 
Topic: Addison Midday Rotary - Zoom meeting
Topic: Addison Midday Rotary - Zoom meeting
 
        Every week on Tue, until Sep 29, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
        Sep 1, 2020 12:00 AM
        Sep 8, 2020 12:00 AM
        Sep 15, 2020 12:00 AM
        Sep 22, 2020 12:00 AM
        Sep 29, 2020 12:00 AM
 
One Click to Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 858 8678 4643
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:

https://eduplusnicaragua.org/contact/

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!
 
Gratefully,
 
Jim, Monica, Keeley, The Staff, and The Amazing Children of Education Plus
 
Jim Durham
Managing Director 
Education Plus Nicaragua
http://eduplusnicaragua.org
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

JOIN A PROJECT


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

PARTNER WITH US

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.
OPEN OPPORUNITIES

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
Tracy Eubanks, CEO Metrocrest Services
Sep 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Metrocrest's Individual and Mentoring Services
Dr. Jay Ihrig
Sep 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Addison Arbor Foundation
Orlando Campos
Oct 06, 2020 12:00 PM
Economic Development in Addison
District Governor John Moser
Oct 13, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary, District 5810 and Addison Midday Rotary Club
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