Dr. Seuss Day

 
Read Across America/Dr Seuss  Day.
Monday March 2, 2020
George Bush Elementary School
Addison
Come and read to the students.
Reading sessions will begin at 8:30 for the younger classrooms
followed by the higher grades at 8:50. W
All volunteers must arrive by 8:15 so the school can verify everyone knows where to go and that every classroom has a volunteer.
Volunteers are welcome to bring in their favorite childhood book or pick from the selection our wonderful librarian will provide for them.
 
Sign up at our February 18 Meeting
 
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Flag Set Out and Pick Up

 
President's Day February 13, 2020
 
Flags will be set out February 15
Flags will be picked up February 22
 
 
Flag Set Out and Pick Up Stan Herrin 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

Wanted: Old Eyeglasses

The Addison Rotary Club has a friend going to an eye clinic, in March, in Mexico.  If you have any old, but in good shape, unused eyeglasses, you can donate them to the eye clinic in Mexico.  Donations are needed by Feb 16.  Contact President Jerry if you have any old glasses to donate.
Wanted: Old Eyeglasses 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Rotary 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Birthday Party

On February 22, the Addison Midday Rotary Club joined the Addison Rotary Club to celebrate Rotary's 114 Birthday.
 
Rotary Birthday Party 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
February 18 Meeting 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 11:00 am
At The May Dragon
 
 
Board Meeting 2020-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Joint Club Happy Hour 2020-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

February 11 Meeting

February 11
Dave Marold
The Bohlin Company
 
Dave Marold, President and CEO of The Bohlin Company, will talk about The Bohlin Company.  The Bohlin Brand is as iconic as the famed western stars that wore it.  When the Lone Ranger cried “Hi-yo, Silver!” as he rode to the rescue, both he and his white horse were equipped with Bohlin-made silver-mounted gear. Happily, The Bohlin Company that created these products in the 1940s continues today, maintaining original designs and traditions for fancy belt buckles and other jewelry in the mode of the company founder, all while innovating with new and exciting products to serve a contemporary audience.
 
February 11 Meeting 2020-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

February 4 Meeting

Cheryl Isbell
President and CEO, Premier Fraud Prevention
Fraud Prevention
 
Premier Fraud Prevention was created to interactively educate and empower small businesses to implement controls, foundations, structures and resources enabling them to prevent employee fraud in their business.  Premier Fraud Prevention prides itself on their ability to introduce information that is easily understood and can be used immediately and effectively by small businesses to prevent employee fraud.
February 4 Meeting 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February is World Understanding Month
 
The month of February is special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated World Understanding Month. The month also includes the anniversary of the founding of Rotary International on February 23 1905, now designated World Understanding and Peace Day.
 
 
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MetroCrest Services Key Holder Breakfast

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 3, 2020
7:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
15th Annual Keyholder Breakfast
 
Clubmember Mary Jo has arranged for a table in the name of the Addison Midday Rotary Club. 
 
The Board would like to fill the table with club members.
 
What better way to start your day than by joining us at our 15th Annual Keyholder Breakfast on Friday, April 3rd from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Westin Galleria Dallas.

Help Metrocrest Services continue our efforts in providing support and assistance to families in need in our communities by attending this event.
 
Sign up for the breakfast on the Metrocrest Services web site and let Mary Jo you will be joining us at our table.

 
MetroCrest Services Key Holder Breakfast 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Gala

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A chance to celebrate the Downton Abbey craze whether dressing up like flappers or ladies, gangsters or gents – anyone from the exciting Roaring 20’s era.  You may want to come nattily attired in black tie and elegance, which is always in style, no matter what decade!
 
When: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Where: The Edison - located in lower Downtown Dallas, so centrally located
Cost: $100 (includes dinner, dancing, complimentary valet and $ 2,000 Gambling voot).
Dress: Roaring 20’s costumes, fringe, boas, sequins, tux, gangster shirts & hats.... just come dressed for fun!
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February 25 Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
Amy Norton
Genesis Woman’s Shelter
 
Genesis Women’s Shelter was created to give women in abusive situations a way out.
 
Genesis Women’s Shelter Mission Statement:
To provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.
 
February 25 Meeting 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Our Newest Member

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On January 28, Jeffrey Pearson was inducted into the Addison Midday Rotary Club.
 
Welcome Jeffrey!
 
Welcome Our Newest Member 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

March 3 Meeting

Dr. Julius Sonko
Eatbeta
 
Through training and outreach programs, EATBETA is focused on tackling rural unemployment, food and water shortage problems in sub-Saharan Africa while empowering rural farmers with practical skills.
 
 
March 3 Meeting 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

February 11 Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 11
Club Assembly
 
Talk about the club, new members and projects.
 
Rotary’s Vision Statement:  Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
 
February 11 Meeting 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Summit

 
 
 
 
 
 
The 2nd District Flag Summit will be held on Saturday February 1, 2020 at Brookhaven Country Club located at 3333 Golfing Green, Farmers Branch Texas 75234. Please consider attending.  Register for the meeting on the District 5810 web site.

The purpose of the 2nd District Flag Summit is to continue discussion of Best Practices with specific emphasis on Marketing, Record Keeping and perhaps even address the enormous Buying Power we have if we pool resources.   Clubs are encouraged to bring examples of Collateral Material such as handouts as well as examples of incentive plans your club may have to sell subscriptions.  We will have a couple of demos on Automated Flag Recording Keeping Programs.
 
This is being Hosted by Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary.  There will be no cost to attend, but please register as a courtesy to our hosts. 
 
 
Flag Summit 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
President Jerry seen around the District 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

January 28 Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer
Addison Fire Chief David Jones
 
Chief Spence and Chief Jones will talk about the Fire and Police Departments in Addison and their Santa's Hero's program.
 
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January Round Table Hosted By AMRC 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Why Rotary Contest

Why Rotary Contest
Submit your essay by March 5
Topic: What is it that Rotary can accomplish and inspires each of us to do?
 
Rotary District 5810 has announced a contest to challenge us to reflect “why Rotary?”
In 50 words or less, capture your feelings about Rotary.
The contest will run through March 5.
 
The winner gets free admission to the Foundation Gala to be held March 28.
But we will all be winners, as this can become your new “elevator” recruitment speech.
 
Count your blessings, cherish the memories you’ll make this holiday season, and begin defining in your own words, “Why Rotary? “
 
Why Rotary Contest 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

REAL Leadership Training January 25

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REAL Leadership Training 
Saturday, January 25, 2020
8am - 4pm
 
Location
Escape Expert
2201 Ave K Suite A-200, Plano 75074

Lunch is provided
 
This is a District training opportunity that utilizes The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner, 2012. The five practices that will be examined during this training combine to produce a powerful impact within organizations by creating environments in which ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.
 
Register through District 5810 website: Link to Registration
 
REAL Leadership Training January 25 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Mobile App

The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go!
Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet!
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in ‘ClubRunner’ in the search bar.
 
ClubRunner Mobile App 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Status of Scott Buzzell

Clubmember Scott Buzzell is in a nursing home - trying to get back home sometime this week.  He needs back surgery in the near future and is trying to get that scheduled with a neurosurgeon.
 
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.
 
Cards can be sent to:
 
Scott Buzzell
14907 Cypress Hills
Dallas, TX  75248
Status of Scott Buzzell 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

No Meeting at May Dragon

No Meeting at May Dragon, Tuesday Noon
on January 21
Our weekly meeting will be at the Addison Athletic Club
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January 21 Meeting

Service Lunch
Addison Athletic Club
 
The Addison Athletic Club Open House will be Friday January 24, 2020.  We will stuff string bags during our lunch hour on Tuesday, January 21.  We will meet at the Athletic Club.
January 21 Meeting 2020-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

January 7 Meeting

Derek DeYonge and Karla Garcia
Dallas County Promise
 
Dallas County Promise is a coalition of school districts, colleges, universities, employers, and communities that have joined forces to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers.
 
January 7 Meeting 2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Fantasy Football News

Posted on Jan 02, 2020
The East
1 Team Duffy - Jim Duffy
1 Team Angell - Al Angell
3 Team Cater - Mary Jo Cater
4 Team Ward - Lori Ward
4 Team Scott - Scott Buzzell
 
The West
1 Team Ross - Kevin Ross
2 Team Jason - Jason Lucas
2 Team Groce - Linda Groce
4 Team Herrin - Stan Herrin
5 Team Neuzil - Darci Neuzil
 
Final Standings
1. Team Angell
2. Team Duffy
3. Team Ross
4. Team Jason
5. Team Groce
6. Team Cater
7. Team Herrin
8. Team Ward
9. Team Neuzil
10. Tam Scott
 
 
 
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January 14 Meeting

Joe Chow
Chinese New Year
 
Joe will tell us about the Chinese New Year is the year of the Rat.
Preparations for the new year begin on January 17th, 2020, and last until New Year’s Eve.  Chinese New Year officially begins on January 25th, 2020, and ends on February 4th. 
January 14 Meeting 2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Shopping for Santa's Heroes

Clubmembers Corky Pledger and Cynthia Allison spent Wednesday buying $2,000 worth of presents for Santa's Heroes, sponsored by the Addison Police and Fire Department.  Funds for the presents came from the Addison Midday Rotary Club with matching grant from the Rotary Foundation / District 5810.
 
The presents will be distributed in Addison before Christmas, but will be wrapped next week.
 
Thank you Corky and Cynthia.
Shopping for Santa's Heroes 2019-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates Bell to Bush Elementary

The Addison Midday Rotary Club donated a 'Victory Bell' to the George HW Bush Elementary School in Addison.
 
Students ring the bell when they have a VICTORY.
 
After telling us about their goals, CHAMPION SPELLERS  from the 4th and 5th grades the first ever to ring the VICTORY BELL.
 
AMRC Donates Bell to Bush Elementary 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Interact Pins for Jesuit Dallas Interact Club 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Schedule for December

December 17
No Meeting due to Holiday Party
(But you can wrap packages for Santa’s Heros
See Bulletin for more details)
 
December 24
No Meeting
 
December 31
No Meeting
Schedule for December 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Wrapping Party Dec 17

Wrap for Santa's Heros
 
Tuesday December 17
10:30 - 1:15
 
Contact Mary Jo for more information
 
Stacy Love says "This is the most sought after volunteer duty each year!"
 
Wrapping Party Dec 17 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services Toy Drive 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services Food Drive 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Evening with Santa - Tuesday December 10

Evening with Santa
Tuesday, December 10
7:00 - 9:30
Where:  2201 Ave K Plano , Tx.  (Our new Roundtable Location)
 
Cost - $5.00
Sponsored by Rotary District 5810
 
This “Evening with Santa” will be for kids of all ages.
It is a chance to do a service project by every person attending  being asked to bring an unwrapped toy for hospitalized kids and socks for Veterans.
 
You need to register on the District Website.
 
Come have a night of fun... and bring those toys and socks!!!   If you are inclined, wear that famous Christmas sweater and we will have the Ugly Sweater Contest!! Otherwise:  it’s just holiday casual!!
 
Evening with Santa - Tuesday December 10 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Rapping Video 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

December 10 - Service Lunch Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

December 10 - Service Lunch
Metrocrest Services Holiday Store
 
Location: Metrocrest Holiday Site: 2661 Midway Road # 216 Carrollton, Texas 75006.  
Located in the Bent Tree Shopping plaza on the southwest corner of Trinity Mills and Midway Rd., the suite is to the right of the Nickel Mania Arcade.
 
Attire:  Volunteers are encouraged to dress comfortably, for your safety, closed toed shoes are required. Please no flip flops or slide shoes. 
 
December 10 - Service Lunch Metrocrest Services Holiday Store 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Holiday Party

Addison Midday Rotary
Holiday Party
Sunday,  December 15, 2019 
Home of Al and Lynn Angell  
14540 Winnwood Road Dallas, TX 75254
6pm BYOB Cocktails  6:45pm Dinner
 
Gift exchange to follow dinner – Bring a gift, not to exceed $25 in value for newly purchased items, but the sky’s the limit for re-gifts! This is a one for one gift exchange (couples need to bring 2 gifts if both want to participate).
 
Dress: Holiday attire
RSVP by December 10 to Stan Herrin mrsmherrin@gmail.com or 217-741-9559
 
AMRC Holiday Party 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

Vocational Talks

Our newest members gave their Vocation Talk on Tuesday Nov. 19.
Cynthia Allison and Wade Goodhart
 
Vocational Talks 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Jim Duffy 2019-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Service Opportunity

December 6, 2019
Run the Lights 5K
Vitruvian Park, Addison
 
Grab one of the volunteer slots before they are gone.

Two slots available, one with a 4:00 PM arrival and the other with 5:00 PM arrival.

Both slots will last for the duration of the race, we just need some of the volunteers to arrive earlier to help with setup.

Use this link to sign up as a volunteer: https://alf.ivolunteer.com/runthelights_2019

 

Service Opportunity 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Holiday Party Dec 15 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

November 26 Meeting

What are you Thankful for?
We will talk Turkey about being thankful.
(No Speaker)
 
November 26 Meeting 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services Thanksgiving Food Drive 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

November 19 Meeting

New Member Vocational Talk
Our newest members, Cynthia Allison and Wade Goodhart, will talk about themselves, their vocational and what ever they would like.  
 
Come learn about our newest members.
 
November 19 Meeting 2019-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
November 12 Meeting - Service Day Metrocrest Services 2019-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Grant Seminar

 
 
 
 
 
Foundation Seminary/Grant Certification Training.
 
Are you able to go?
 
A representative from each Rotary club must attend the Foundation Seminar/Grant Certification Training to be eligible to apply for a District and/or Global grant in 2020-2021.
Escape Expert
Grant Seminar 2019-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

November 5 Speaker

November 5
Paul Gorman
Learn about Rotary Global Grants.
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus.  By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.
 
What global grants support
Global grants can fund:
        ●    Humanitarian projects
        ●    Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
●    Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves
November 5 Speaker 2019-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Party

 -  SAVE THE DATE -
 
Holiday Party
Sunday December 15
At Al's House
More information to follow
Holiday Party 2019-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to the Addison Police and Fire Departments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On July 29 at the Town of Addison's council meeting, the Police and Fire Departments received donations from the Addison Rotary and Addison Midday Rotary Clubs in the amount of $800 each.

This money will be used towards Santa's Heroes and the Addison Police and Fire Relief Fund. We sincerely appreciate their support of our organization and the community we serve!
Donation to the Addison Police and Fire Departments 2019-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

October 29 Speaker

October 29
Jewel High “The Queen of Laughter”
Could Laughter Be you Superpower?
 
Jewel High is a Laughter Coach who specializes in laughter therapy. Her mission is to improve lives and evoke the feeling of joy by presenting the possibility of freedom through laughter.
 
Are you stressed or anxious? Feeling stuck, depressed or socially disconnected? Good news, you're not alone and there's a way out. I Decide Yes is an initiative that empowers individuals to manage their emotions through laughter so they can be happier and healthier.
It's a state of being. Individuals who embrace the laughter lifestyle begin to heal themselves, free their minds from unfavorable life events, improve their performance, and experience true happiness.
 
At ‘I Decide Yes’ we don't rely on humor to laugh, instead we Decide Yes to laughter even when we don't feel like it.
October 29 Speaker 2019-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services - Season of Service Lunch 2019-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

Cops and Kids Pancake Breakfast Presentation

- SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY -
On October 29 at 7 pm at the Town of Addison City Council meeting, a check will be presented to the Addison Fire and Police Departments Cops-n-Kids program from the Addison and Addison Midday Rotary Clubs.
 
This check is the money raised from our pancake breakfast held last summer.
 
Please try to make the meeting to see the presentation.
 
 
Cops and Kids Pancake Breakfast Presentation 2019-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Genesis Woman's Shelter  2019-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Moment

Rotary Foundation
Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority. When Rotary launched the PolioPlus program in 1985, there were more than 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary has worked with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to help immunize more than 2.5 billion children and reduce the incidence of polio by 99 percent. Rotary has contributed more than US$1 billion to the global eradication efforts.
Foundation Moment 2019-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Raffle

The Addison Midday Rotary Club is raising money for Polio
 
As of October 17 we have raised $170.
 
 
Tickets are 1 - for $10 or 3 - for $20
No other combination of tickets.  If you would like 6 tickets the cost is $40.
 
Drawing is October 22, you do not need to be present to win.
Write you name on the back of the ticket to be eligible to win.
 
Third prize – a $25 gift card plus 1 Foundation Recognition Point for each dollar (170 points minimum) raised up to 500 points
Second prize – a $50 gift card plus 2 Foundation Recognition Points for each dollar (340 minimum) raised up to 1,000 points.           
First prize – a $100 gift card plus 3 Foundation Recognition Points for each dollar raised (510 minimum) up to 1,500 points.
 
The Foundation Recognition Points will be submitted to the Rotary Foundation in the winner’s name. 
 
You could become an instant Paul Harris
 
In addition, donations to Polio Plus will be accepted at the meeting.
 
For each check put in the donation container, one additional Foundation Recognition Point, for each dollar on the check, will be donated in the persons name to Polio Plus/Paul Harris.  A maximum 1,000 points will be donated for all the checks in the container.  If more than $1000 is raised the 1000 Foundation Recognition Points will be pro-rated between donations.
 
Example: A donation of $100 will get a person 200 points (one point per dollar donated and one point from AMRC).
Polio Raffle 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

October 15 Speaker

Donald Wesson will talk about the historic White Rock Chapel, the only church in the Town of Addison.
October 15 Speaker 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Work Day - Tuesday Oct 15

Flag Work Day - Tuesday October 15
8:00 am till done or time for lunch.
 
Jim Duffy and Ivan Hughes will be at the storage unit next Tuesday morning to put together 25 more flags and make more sleeves. 
They would like 2 more people to help.
 
If you can, contact Jim at jfdgroup@flash.net or 972-998-5078
 
The club will buy lunch at May Dragon for all who help out.
Flag Work Day - Tuesday Oct 15 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

REAL Training

 
There will be a REAL Leadership Training - Basic workshop on October 19 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at the Escape Expert, 2201 Ave K Suite A-200, Plano 75074. Lunch is provided.
 
The workshop is $75 and is open to all Rotarians.  To register, talk to President Jerry.
 
REAL Basic utilizes The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner, 2012.  Much has been written about leaders and leadership. The following leadership practices framework is based on research around the world. The research shows that this framework works in all kinds of organizations, large and small, for profit and not for profit, and in different cultures. Have confidence that the framework is sound. The five practices combine to produce a powerful impact within organizations by creating environments in which ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.
REAL Training 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Genesis Women's Shelter / Urban Market - This Saturday 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

October 1 Speaker

Beverly Grogan
District Governor (DG) Rotary District 5810
 
DG Grogan will share her vision for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
 
DG Grogan is an experienced Event Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. She is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Sales, Event Management, and Volunteer Management. Strong community and social services professional with a Graduate Studies focused in Organizational behavior, telecommunications from St. Mary's University, San Antonio - Webster University, St. Louis.
 
Board members please remember to arrive at 11:00 to meet with DG Grogan
 
October 1 Speaker 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Pill Jars No Longer Accepted

The AMRC is no longer collecting Pill Jars.
 
The cost to send one pill jar to Malawi is $0.45.
 
Our club has sent about 400 pill jars overseas.  Originally the cost was free, but no longer.  The Board has decided to no longer participate in this project.
Pill Jars No Longer Accepted 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Bring Potential Members

September 24 Meeting - Bring Potential Members to Hear this Great Speaker!
Ken Malcolmson from the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (which includes Addison) will speak to us.
A good day to invite a guest  For more information on the North Dallas Chamber: https://ndcc.org/
 
 
Bring Potential Members 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

September 24 Speaker

Ken Malcolmson
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
 
Ken Malcolmson, President and CEO of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will speak to the club on September 24.  Click to hear his AMRC greeting and vision.
 
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and individuals who come together to make Dallas a better place to live, work, raise a family and build a business.

The NDCC is focused on promoting a better quality of life for ourselves and our kids, creating a unified voice of local business to affect positive change, developing positions and taking action on vital issues, and continuing the 63 year history of leadership and relevance in our community.
 
September 24 Speaker 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
October 1 Speaker 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rewards Programs

Have you signed up for Kroger's and Tom Thumbs Rewards programs?
A percent of your grocer's cost will come back to our Club
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Thumb Rewards and Giving Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
DA Kroger Community Rewards Program
 
Rewards Programs 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Thanks for the Markers!

Thanks to everyone who donated markers to George HW Bush Elementary School.
 
Thanks Club Member Nancy for organizing this event.
 
Pictured with Nancy is Principal Crowling from Bush Elementary School.
Thanks for the Markers! 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

September 17 Speaker

DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson
50plus Program @ Brookhaven College
 
The Students 50+ Education Program provides opportunities to develop new skills, keep physically fit and intellectually stimulated, and stay connected through classroom and social events. 
 
DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson coordinates the 50plus Program at Brookhaven College Campus and will discuss courses designed for the mature student, as well as the services provided through her office. She has worked in the 50plus program for more than 15 years and coordinates with faculty and department staffs to create fun and educational courses for Brookhaven’s 50plus students.
 
September 17 Speaker 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

Send Club Phots to the Club's email

If you take a picture of our Rotary Club, please send the picture to addisonmiddayrotary@gmail.com and put "photo" in the subject line.
 
This was suggested by our Nov 3 speaker, Lynne McNamee.  The board had been talking about club pictures and her suggestion is a great suggestion!
 
addisonmiddayrotary@gmail.com   "Photos"
 
 
Send Club Phots to the Club's email 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Support RYLA

Help support the RYLA 5810 Foundation this NTGD!
September 19, 2019

 
Every year, Camp RYLA 5810 has the opportunity to impact 185+ juniors in high school, from all over District 5810 for 6 days of camp. All Rotarians know that the impact of those 6 days, last the other 359 days of the year and beyond. The RYLA 5810 Foundation, was created to not only support Camp functions, but to help us build towards our greater mission of becoming a global leader in alternative, highly effective leadership training for leaders from youth to executive level.

The RYLA 5810 Foundation asks you to consider giving on North Texas Giving Day! You can also preschedule your gift starting September 9th. Your gifts will support the continuation of the excellent programming currently offered by our organization, with the support of District 5810 Rotary clubs, and help RYLA 5810 keep an eye to the future.

Dana Mackison
Director, RYLA 5810 Foundation
gifts@ryla5810foundation.org
Get Up and Give!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Support RYLA 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Camp RYLA continues after Camp RYLA is over 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Aloha - September Roundtable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Rotarian,
 
ALL September Roundtable attendees are being asked to wear Hawaiian Shirts or Hawaiian attire as we get in the spirit thinking about our Rotary International Convention next year!  
 
The September Roundtable will be held Saturday, September 14 from 9:30am to 12:00PM at the iHeart Media Center in Dallas. The Rotary Club of Dallas will be hosting. This event is open to all Rotarians. 
 
Hope to see you there!   
 
Pam Blankenzee/ South Austin Rotary 
pblankenzee@ca.rr.com/818.367.2377
Rotary District 5810 - North Texas
Webmaster/Social Media Manager
Public Image Team
image
 
 
 
Aloha - September Roundtable 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

What should be on our new banner?

 
We are designing a new banner that represents our club.
 
What should we put on it that represents Addison?
 
A clock showing noon would be nice, but Addison does not have a clock.
 
Let Stan Herrin know what represents Addison!
 
 
 
What should be on our new banner? 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

September 10 Speaker

September 10
Ms. Crowling, Principal Bush Elementary School
 
Ms Crowling will tell us ‘What’s new’ at the school.  Club members are encouraged to bring dry erase markers for the teachers. (If you are unable to make the meeting and wish to donate dry erase markers, contact Nancy Williams)
September 10 Speaker 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Pictures from Flag Set-out/Pick-up 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School

On September 10 Ms. Crowling, Principal Bush Elementary School speak to our club.  Again this year we are having a Dry Erase Marker Drive.  Bring dry erase markers for the teachers.  If you are unable to make the meeting and wish to donate dry erase markers, contact Nancy Williams.
Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Season of Service Lunch

 

 

 

Metrocrest

Seasons of Service

Save the date! Celebrate the power of volunteerism at the 7th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon on Monday, October 7, from 11:30 a.m . to 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, Carrollton Conference Center.
 
If you are interested in going, contact Linda.
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September 3 Speaker

September 3
Lynne McNamee
President at Lone Armadillo Marketing Agency
and Public Image Chair, Rotary District 5810.
 
Rotary’s Public Image is how Rotary is perceived by the world.  Rotary’s “Voice” is the unique tone and style in which we communicate.  There is no organization quite like Rotary.  By using a unified "voice" in all our interactions, we ensure our communications capture our distinct character — and how people experience Rotary.  By speaking, writing, and designing in one voice, our communications will look, feel, and sound unmistakably like Rotary.
 
Lone Armadillo Marketing Agency is passionate about providing honest and ethical marketing advice to business owners and professionals that will have a real impact on their bottom line.
 
Lynne is also a member of the Plano East Rotary Club.
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August 27 Speaker

August 27
Logan Nevonen
Suggestions on How to Grow Membership, Especially Among Millennials/ Digital Marketing Tips.
 
Specializing in public relations, content marketing, social media, and strategic communications planning, Logan Nevonen brings years of experience working for non-profits, political groups, and electoral campaigns both nationally and internationally. Her expertise is in partnering with organizations to analyze their audiences and communication channels, develop strategic goals, and execute plans that inspire action through an integrated marketing communications approach.
 
A Texas native, Logan holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Westminster, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
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August 20 Speaker

August 20
Mike Romig
Managing Director –Participant Outcomes at VisionPoint Advisory Group
 
Mike Romig is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® Designee and joined VisionPoint Advisors in May, 2018.
 
Mike is passionate about transforming the 401(k) experience both for the companies sponsoring the plans and the participating employees.
 
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Flag Sign-Up

Time to Sign up for Labor Day flag set out and pick-up.
 
Set-out Flags August 31
 
 
Pick-up Flags September 14
 
Please let Darcy know when you are helping!
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Help on the Membership Committee

Corky is forming the Membership CommitteeContact Corky to join.
 
Present members and more welcomed:
Corky
Lori
Kevin
Doug
Jerry
Help on the Membership Committee 2019-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

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V10 N8 For August 20
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Mary Jo Back (pun intended) 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

August 13 Speaker

Our RYLA camper will talk about 'his BEST week ever!'
 
Fresh from camp and pumped up!
August 13 Speaker 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA Thank you

From the mother of our RYLA Camper:
 
Hi Linda,
I wanted to take a minute to share with you my thoughts on RYLA this passed week, that my son attended.  He came home beaming and saying that it was the BEST week ever!  He could not even share his experience fast enough as he was still on a “high”.  The relationships he made were clearly life changing.  Last night he went thru the pictures with us, each picture was a story to be shared.  Needless to say he/they are working on a reunion soon.  Thank you for putting up with my uncertainty and questions.  You really made me feel at ease and comfortable with the whole experience.  Thank you again RYLA! 
 
RYLA Thank you 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

August 6 Meeting

Club Assembly
Kevin Ross, Club Membership Chairman, will lead a discussion on membership
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President Jerry's Message for 2019-2020

 
President Jerry's Goals for 2019-2020
1. Increase Membership
2. Increase Social Media Presence - Get the Rotary Brand into the Community
3. District Level - Club Members to be more active at the District Level
4. Rotary Family - Our club is a Rotary Family
President Jerry's Message for 2019-2020 2019-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

District 5810 News

August Roundtable
August 10, 2019
iHeart Media Center
14001 Dallas Parkway
Suit 425
 
Membership Seminary
August 10
11:00am - 12:00 pm
iHeart Media Center
14001 Dallas Parkway
Suit 425
 
There is a MEMBERSHIP seminar on Saturday, August 10th right after Roundtable at 11:00AM at the iHeart Media Center, 14001 Dallas Parkway Ste. 425. Club presidents, club membership chairs and club trainers are especially encouraged to attend. We will be discussing INNOVATIVE ways to recruit, orientation, and member engagement. EVERY Rotarian is invited to attend to help us recruit quality members, ready to serve our community and the world.
District 5810 News 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0

July 30 Meeting

A Tour of the oldest house in Dallas Co. on its original foundation.
 
This is a 'heads'up' of a change in time and location
 
Club member Stan Herrin will be our tour guide for tours at the
Farmers Branch Historic Park - 5:30 pm
No lunch at May Dragon
Meet at the Gazebo
 
We will tour the Gilbert House and the Queen Anne Victorian Cottage
 
Bring a Friend
 
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Congratulations to Award Winners

Congratulations to the Award Winners at our Installation Dinner on July 10
Rotarian of the Year - Lori Ward
 
The Rotarian of the Year award is presented to a member who has exhibited outstanding achievements for the Club during the past year -- and including basic Rotary activities such as attendance, committee work, Foundation support, new member proposals, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirit of Rotary Award - Al Angell
 
The Spirit of Rotary Award is presented to that Rotarian who through sustained, outstanding and unusual dedication to the ideals of “Service Above Self,” has contributed in a significant way to the established work of Rotary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect Attendance
Jim Duffy - 28 Years
Greg Hanson - 25 Years
Stan Herrin - 10 Years
Linda Groce - 9 Years
 
 
 
Thanks Bruce Arfsten for being a great host and ententainer
 
 
 
 
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Spelling Mistakes

If you find a spelling mistake, please feel free to let me know.
I am a terrible speller. 
I have many excuses why I can not spell, the best one is "I inherited the ability".
 
Stan
 
Spelling Mistakes 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0

Did You See?

Did you see in the District 5810 Newsletter the article "Addison and Addison Midday Serve Up Pancakes"?
 
 
Did You See? 2019-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Update on Mary Jo

 
Mary Jo is resting at home and resting following her back surgery on June 26.
 
She sends her thanks for the flowers and card.
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New Rotary Year

The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  These dates coincides with our tax year.
Beginning July 1, 2019, the Rotary International President is Mark Maloney 
and the year's symbol to the left.
 
For more information on what this symbol means, listen to RIPE Mark Maloney's talk at Texas PETS.  (This is the video Stan Herrin tried to show at our last meeting.)
 
Start listening about 31:30 into the program.
 
New Rotary Year Stan Herrin 2019-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 Rotary Year at a Glance

Posted by Mary Jo Cater
The 2018-2019 Rotary Year was a great success for the Addison Midday Rotary Club.
 
A Summary of the year:
 
2018-2019 Goals:
  1. A Service Project Every Month
  2. Ongoing Service and Fundraising Efforts
  3. Expand our Presence on Social Media
  4. Working Together with the Addison Rotary Club
  5. Rotary Internal Efforts
 
 
2018-2019 Rotary Year at a Glance Mary Jo Cater 2019-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Work Day Benefiting Metrocrest Services

On June 18 we met at the Metrocrest Services Warehouse were we unpacked bags that were not distributed during the previous Sack Summer Hunger Distribution.
 
Metrocrest Services distributes over 1,000 meals each week during the summer.
 
Additional pictures found in the Album Section on this homepage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work Day Benefiting Metrocrest Services Stan Herrin 2019-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Newest AMRC Member

Welcome to our newest member of the Addison Midday Rotary Club
 
Cynthia Allison - Household Membership
 
Cynthia was recently seen helping our work day at Metrocrest Services
Newest AMRC Member Stan Herrin 2019-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA Drivers

Drivers are needed to drive one camper to Camp RYLA on July 28 and return Aug 2.
 
Lind has volunteered to be one of two club members to transport the camper, but she can not drive.
 
If you can help, please contact Jim Duffy.
 
Camp RYLA is July 28 to Aug 2
Camp RYLA Drivers Stan Herrin 2019-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Award

The Addison Midday Rotary Club received the District 5810 Literacy Award at the District's Award .  The Literacy Award is presented in Honor of P.D.G. Paul Yeager by the Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise  Club.  The Literacy Award recognizes the club, which through its actions, has done most to increase the literacy level of people either locally and/or internationally. 
 
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Fun at Bush Elementary School

The Addison Midday Rotary Club volunteered at the George H W Bush Elementary School's PTA Carnival - 2019 Patriot Fest.  We helped set up the games, sold tickets and manned the games.  Great seeing so many smiles!  More pictrues can be found under Photo Album.
Fun at Bush Elementary School sta 2019-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

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OF THE THINGS we think, say, or do:

 1) Is it the TRUTH?

 2) Is it FAIR to all Concerned?

 3) Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSIPS?

 4) Will it be BENIFICIAL to all Concerned?

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Two New Membership Categories

At the May 14 meeting of the Addison Midday Rotary Club two new membership categories were approved
 
1) Household Membership :   Be a spouse, family member or partner of an Active Member living at the same address.
 
2) Under 40 Membership:
                      (a)        Is under the age of 40 when applying for membership in this club, and
                      (b)        Expires upon the beginning of the next quarter after the member’s 40th birthday, at which date the membership automatically become an Active Membership.
 
Please tell friends, relatives, and household members of these new categories and see if they are interested in joining Addison Midday Rotary Club!
Two New Membership Categories Stan Herrin 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

Bush Elementary Carnival

The Bush Elementary Carnival is Friday May 17.  If you can work and have not signed up, contact Nancy Williams TODAY!
Bush Elementary Carnival 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Supports the Ebangweni Mission Hospital

AMRC Supports the Ebangweni Mission Hospital
 
After Rev. Webster Kaisi and Mark Harris of the Medical Benevolence Foundation told us of running a Hospital in Malawi, a country where over 90% of the electricity is generated hydrelectricly.  In time of drought, electricty is difficult to obtain.  The Addison Midday Rotary Club donated to their drive to obtain solar power for the Hospital.
 
AMRC Supports the Ebangweni Mission Hospital Stan Herrin 2019-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

AMRC Supports Hope Supply

 

Again this year, the Addison Midday Rotary Club made 50 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply.  Hope Supply told us that they were about 200 Easter Baskets short of requested baskets.  This is a good project for a Rotary Club, group or individual.  We make the baskets for less than $10 and we assemble them in 20 minutes. 
 
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