Think about who should be in our Rotary Club.  Who do you know that would benefit by joining Rotary?
Ask them to visit September 24!
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:
Think: New Members 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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
The East
1 Team Scott - Scott Buzzell
1 Team Ward - Lori Ward
1 Team Angell - Al Angell
4 Team Cater - Mary Jo Cater
4 Team Duffy - Jim Duffy
The West
1 Team Jason - Jason Lucas
1 Team Herrin - Stan Herrin
4 Team Ross - Kevin Ross
4 Team Neuzil - Darci Neuzil
4 Team Groce - Linda Groce
Fantasy Football News 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome Our Newest Member 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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
If you take a picture of our Rotary Club, please send the picture to 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!   "Photos"
Send Club Phots to the Club's email 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
Rotary District 5810 - North Texas
Webmaster/Social Media Manager
Public Image Team
Aloha - September Roundtable 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm
At President Jerry's Home
Board Meeting 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
As Rotarians, let's see what we can do for basic education and literacy in our communities and throughout the world. Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.
Rotary Monthly Theme 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Joint Club Happy Hour 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
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





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.
Metrocrest Season of Service Lunch 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
President Jerry at the August Happy Hour, Canina Lorado.  With the Addision Midday Rotary Club are the Addison Rotary Club, Preston Hollow Rtary Club, the e-Club and guest Dave Sykes.
President Jerry seen around the District 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
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.
September 3 Speaker 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
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.
August 27 Speaker 2019-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
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.
August 20 Speaker 2019-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
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!
Flag Sign-Up 2019-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
Corky is forming the Membership CommitteeContact Corky to join.
Present members and more welcomed:
Help on the Membership Committee 2019-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
V10 N8 For August 20
v 2019-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Mary Jo Back (pun intended) 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
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
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
Club Assembly
Kevin Ross, Club Membership Chairman, will lead a discussion on membership
August 6 Meeting 2019-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
July 30 Meeting 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
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
Congratulations to Award Winners 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
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".
Spelling Mistakes 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
No Meeting at May Dragon, Tuesday Noon on July 30
due to tour of Farmers Branch Historic Park at 5:30pm July 30
No Meeting at May Dragon 2019-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
Mary Jo is resting at home and resting following her back surgery on June 26.
She sends her thanks for the flowers and card.
Update on Mary Jo 2019-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
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
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
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. 
District Award 2019-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
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

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?

- sta 2019-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
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
Memorial Day May 27
Flags will be set out May 25
Flags will be picked up June 1
Drivers Needed!
Please let Mary Jo know the day(s) you will work!
Flag Set Out and Pick Up Stan Herrin 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
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
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

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. 
Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2019-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
On March 1, several members of our Club read to first and second graders at George HW Bush Elementary School in Addison.  We read "Green Eggs and Ham", signed the book and did a work sheet about the event.  The students wrote Thank-You notes.  The event was organized by the United Way.  For more information, go to the United Way site.
Dr. Seuss Day 2019-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
REACT in the News 2019-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
On February 22, the Addison Midday Rotary Club joined the Addison Rotary Club to celebrate Rotary's 114 Birthday.
Rotary Birthday Party 2019-02-25 06:00:00Z 0