Speaker Date Topic
Stan Herrin Aug 09, 2022
Introduction to Club Runner
Introduction to Club Runner

AMRC Club Member and Past President Stan Herrin will talk about Club Runner, the difference between Club Runner and MyRotary.com, and highlight some activities that can be done on Club Runner.

New Member Vocation Speech Aug 16, 2022
Strictly Social Lunch Aug 23, 2022
Monica Christopher, Senior Vice President Aug 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Communities Foundations of TX, Chief Giving and Community Impact Officer

Monica Christopher serves Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) as the foundation’s Senior Vice President, Chief Giving and Community Impact Officer. In this role, she oversees the teams responsible for grantmaking, cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, and the implementation of North Texas Giving Day, all toward CFT’s mission of creating a thriving community for all. 

Monica is passionate about community philanthropy, and during her tenure with CFT, she has served in a variety of roles including Chief Relationship Officer, where she worked with individuals, families, and companies to make their giving easy, effective, and enjoyable.  She also served as Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy, where she served as a philanthropic advisor to CFT donors and fund holders on a variety of community needs and interest areas, and also led CFT’s grantmaking from the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation, which makes transformational investments in the areas of education, public safety, and medical research. 

Prior to joining CFT in 2008, Monica served as Senior Director of Community Services for The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV, where she oversaw more than 150 Dallas-based community sponsorships and programs, and managed the annual Dallas Morning News Charities campaign, which raises money to support direct services for the hungry and homeless. A native of Canton, Ohio, Monica earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.

In her free time, she volunteers with several local nonprofit organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, as President-Elect of the Junior League of Dallas Sustainers, and as a board member of Wingstop Charities.  She is a past president of the Women’s Auxiliary at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association.

In 2018, Monica was selected as one of the Dallas Business Journal's 30 Women in Business Awards honorees. Her community and board service include supporting the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, the Women’s Auxiliary at Children’s Medical Center, the Junior League of Dallas and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.

Salvador S Padilla Sep 06, 2022
Personal Self Defense
Personal Self Defense

Top 1% Instructor in the country!

Master Salvador S Padilla is an energetic professional with extensive experience in mentoring, team-building, and client development. He has over 35 years of progressive martial arts, hand-to-hand combat, stick, knife and pistol experience.

In addition to paid individual and group training, he has delivered instruction to tens of thousands of people via community outreach initiatives to social organizations, schools, and churches.

Like many others drawn to martial arts, I experienced bullying as a child- most often for my buckteeth, long hair, and clothes, and was terrified of confrontation. I later joined a local martial arts academy expecting to learn self-defense, but i gained so much more: martial arts empowered me to communicate effectively through active listening and fundamentally and positively shaped my personality.

After months of research, I had a revelation: I was passionate about martial arts, fitness, and mentoring, so why not apply the solid business experience of a highly rewarding fifteen year career in retail management and start my own martial arts academy? In 2003 I took a leap of faith and founded Padilla Martial Arts Inc.

After enjoying seven successful years as the owner/head instructor I sold the franchise to one of my students. I spent the next year developing a solid, highly focused and effective curriculum that would best utilize the time and effort put forth by students and clients and yield maximum reward. I opened Combat Fitness USA in the summer of 2011, with a mission to empower individuals and small groups through realistic and progressive martial arts, hand-to-hand combat, stick, knife and pistol training.​

Orlando Campos Oct 11, 2022
Economic Development in Addison
Economic Development in Addison

Orlando Campos has the distinction of serving as the Town of Addison’s first Economic Development Director.  He works closely with the City Manager’s Office and Town Council to execute the Town’s Strategic Economic Development Plan for corporate recruitment, business retention & expansion, entrepreneurial development, tourism development, and community redevelopment. 

Orlando has been in the economic development field for the last 26 years.  The Dallas Business Journal has listed his economic development office as one of the top 12 in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region based on the number of deals closed and investment made in the community.   D CEO Magazine recognizes him as one of the most influential business leaders in the DFW Metroplex.  He is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council and sits on the North Central Texas Council of Government’s Economic Development District Board.  Orlando joined Addison in 2011 and has helped attract and expand various corporate headquarters and regional offices to the community and has worked on various redevelopment projects. 

Prior to coming to Addison, Orlando worked for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Brownsville Economic Development Council, and Valley International Airport in Harlingen.  A native of Brownsville, Texas, Orlando is the youngest of 12 and is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies and History.

Tracy Eubanks Oct 18, 2022
Metrocrest Services Update
Metrocrest Services Update

Tracy has been the CEO of Metrocrest Services since 2013. Prior to joining the organization, he served as a Metrocrest board member for six years including serving as Board Chair. 

Prior to joining Metrocrest Services, Tracy served as the president of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce for two years. During his tenure he led the resurgence of the chamber as it became a key contributor to the area’s economic growth. Prior to joining the staff as president he served on the chamber board for six years including serving as Board Chair.

Prior to joining the chamber Tracy ran Mapsco, Inc., 1994-2010, the map company that began in Dallas in 1952. Mapsco grew from a DFW-only map provider to mapping many states and becoming the dominant map provider for Texas and Colorado. During his tenure Mapsco made multiple acquisitions to grow Mapsco’s product base. Mapsco won the Metrocrest Chamber’s 2009 Business of the Year Award. 

Tracy has served as a board member and chairman for the Texas Retailers Association. He also served on the board of the International Map Trade Association. In 2014, the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce honored Tracy with the 2013 Metrocrest Citizen of the Year Award and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity honored Tracy as a Golden Legend for his work in the community. In 2015, on behalf of Metrocrest Services, Tracy accepted the Governor’s Small Business of the Year Award for the Non-Profit category. In 2019 he was awarded the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership. He currently serves on the North Texas Food Bank Perot Family Campus Board, the Advisory Board for AVID at CFBISD, on the Advisory Board for the University of North Texas Non-Profit Leadership Studies Program, on the board for the Non Profit CEO Council, and on the board for the United States Handball Association. In 2021 he accepted the D CEO Non-Profit Award on behalf of Metrocrest Services which recognized the Best Large Non-Profit in the Dallas area. The Carrollton Masonic Lodge awarded Tracy the Community Builders Award, their highest honor for a non-Mason.

He is a graduate of Newman Smith High School and the University of North Texas. He lives in Carrollton with his wife and children.

Stan Herrin Oct 25, 2022
World Polio Day