August 20 Meeting 2019-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Our Camp RYLA Camper will talk about his experience at Camp RYLA
August 13 Meeting 2019-07-17 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
Pictures from Flag Pick-up 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
In case you missed her last Wednesday, 
at our installation and awards dinner, 
Our new District Governor (DG) is
Beverly Grogan
District 5810 News 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
Board Meeting 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
Stop the Bleed
Club Member Rob Sistrunk will present the program.
July 23 Meeting 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
President Jerry seen around the District 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
No Meeting at May Dragon, Tuesday July 9
due to Installation Dinner on Wednesday Night July 10
No Meeting at May Dragon 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
On June 8 our club (Addison Midday Rotary Club) and the Addison Rotary Club cosponsored a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Kids n Cops and Santa's Hero's projects sponsored by the City of Addison's Police and Fire Department. More pictures of this successful event are found in the Photo Albums on our home page.
Pancake Breakfast 2019 Stan Herrin 2019-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
July 16 Meeting 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
New Officer Installation and Awards Dinner
6:00 PM
Venue Forty/50
4050 Belt Line Road
Addison, Tx  75001
(Please Note:  The road is 'Midway' not 'Midday)
July 10 Installation Dinner 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
July 2 Meeting - YouTube Day
A Light day of viewing YouTube Videos - Maybe inspirational; maybe funny.
A Sample of the videos:
  • Al Angell doing 'The Cup' song
  • Landing an airplane with one wing
  • "Beware of the Dog House"
July 2 Speaker 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday June 8
8 - 11
See flier below
as of June 5th:
A few last minute items:
Wear your Rotary Shirts (Yellow)
Set-up will begin at 6:30.  Assignments will be handed out at that time.  If you cannot come at 6:30 come when you are able.  If you need to leave early, just let us know.
Public Relations-Do we have someone that can be responsible for taking pictures and/or notifying media before and/or after the event for additional publicity?
Kids n Cops-Does the Department plan to display information/pictures about past events?
Santas Heroes-Does the Department plan to display information/pictures about past events?
Do the Police and/or Fire Department have a plan/personnel available to promote your services and/or entertain/educate children/guests?
Boot Donations-does the fire department want to have donation points around the breakfast where people could contribute additional if they so desire?
Tables/Chairs-long (for greeting and serving).  Fire Station has several available?
Parking-It was suggested to have a parking attendant(s) to guide cars to the appropriate parking area.  Do we have any volunteers for this?
Music-Is it possible to have music being played in the background?
Butter-we need butter-Mike Pugh will reach out to some Rotarians.  Any other volunteers/suggestions?
Pitchers-we need 4 pitchers to pour batter.  Any volunteer/donations?
Foil Pans/Foil-We will need 16 pans and foil to cover.  Jerry Allison will purchase.  Other donations/suggestions?
Gloves-We must wear gloves when working with and serving the food.  Mike Pugh has donations for this.  Other donations/suggestions?
Cups-We need cups for juice and coffee.  Mike Pugh will follow up on the juice cups.  Jerry will follow up on the coffee cups.  Other thoughts?
Cream/Sugar (including artificial)-Do we have donations for this?  Dunn Bros?  Any other suggestions?
Tables/Chairs-donated from Rec Center.  Will be delivered Friday.  
Coolers-If you have a spare cooler bring it along.  We may, or may not need it.
Ice-Al Angel will pick up morning of event
Flags/Brochures/Banners-Sergeant at Arms to bring
Please reach out to your friends and contacts with a last pitch/reminder about the breakfast.  If you need an electronic copy of the flyer please let me know.
Set Up
Payment station
Batter Makers
Pancakes (4 cooks)
Sausage (2 cooks)
Juice Station
Coffee Station
Butter and Syrup Station
Flag Table
Rotary Information Table
We plan to hold a "debrief" some time after the event (next week?) to learn and improve for future events.
Any other last minute suggestions/thoughts?
Thank you all for helping make this a successful even.
Pancake Breakfast - Work Assignments Stan Herrin 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteer with Metrocrest Services
WHERE TO GO:  Metrocrest Services Warehouse 2244 Havenhurst Suite 410 in Farmers Branch, TX 75234.  This is the same warehouse location, the address will appear in GPS making it easier for people to find.
Tasks : Volunteers will assist with Sack Summer Hunger, we will have a specific set of tasks as we get closer to the date.
PARKING : Parking is available in front of the warehouse in front of the Machaira Bible Church to the right of our doors or where the light poles are. There will be marked parking for the other businesses in that center, please do not park in their designated spaces.
ATTIRE: For volunteers’ safety they must wear closed toe shoes, no flip flops or open toe sandals please. Feel free to wear your Rotary T-shirts.
June 18 Activity Stan Herrin 2019-05-29 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
Shane Peterman
Producing Artistic Director - WaterTower Theatre
Shane Peterman (Producing Artistic Director-WaterTower Theatre, Owner/C.E.O.-The Acting Studio) is a native Dallas Texan who has worked extensively with theatre’s across the country as an actor, director, educator and facilitator for nearly 25 years and now leads Addison’s highly acclaimed WaterTower Theatre. Most recently Shane was Producer for Lyric Stage and was instrumental in bringing the company back to fiscal solvency and relocating to Dallas’ historic Majestic Theatre. Shane, along with his wife Erica, also own and operate The Acting Studio, North Texas’ largest independently owned children’s theatre program with four locations. As an actor, he has performed many leading roles across North America and Europe including the Broadway Production Workshop of The Night of the Hunter. As a solo vocalist, he has been accompanied by leading orchestra's around the world in various venues uncluding The Meyerson Symphony Center, Bass Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Shane has also worked in television and studied in both the U.S. and the U.K. with many top industry professionals including Sanford Meisner Protege' Fred Kareman.  
June 4 Speaker Stan Herrin 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
July is New Leadership Month
Our new leaders are:
President - Jerry Allison
Past President - Mary Jo Cater
President Elect - Bruce Arfsten
Secretary - Lori Ward
Treasurer - Michael Felan / Casey Hasten
Rotary Monthly Theme 2019-05-16 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
May 28
John Ayo
The Magic of Wellness…Energizing You To Achieve Personal and Professional Success!
Is it possible to use natural healing techniques to achieve true wellness and balance in your life?
This content packed and fast-paced presentation will unveil natural health secrets that can help your body to heal itself. Discover the foundational pillars of natural health to unlock your optimum wellness.  
John Ayo will demystify many common misperceptions and get you on the road to wellness!
Key Takeaways:
  • One simple change you can make to drastically improve your family's health!
  • Identify the healing modality that works best for you
  • Optimize your health through technology 
  • Tips to get your energy and balance back!
  • Secrets on how to stay energized, healthy and balanced when you travel
Don't miss this fun, engaging and one of the most entertaining wellness sessions you will ever attend!
John is an Internationally recognized keynote speaker, wellness expert, sales specialist and author. He was a successful sales rep that survived in the super stressful technology sector with IBM for 19 years, then moved into sales training and meeting planning internationally for 12 years.
His book Travel Balance helps people stay energized and balanced while traveling. He has spoken to thousands of people in 26 countries sharing his secrets to staying sane and healthy in a crazy world.
May 28 Speaker Stan Herrin 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