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December 7 Meeting - TBA 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

December Service Project - December 18

SIGN UP NOW!
 
December Service Project
Saturday
December 18
12:30 - 3:00 pm
 
We will be volunteering at the Metrocrest Services' Holiday Store, 1835 Walnut Ave, Carrollton, TX  75006 (located at the old First Christian Church building).  
 
Volunteers will move around the site, selecting donated toys for the children based on age and a wishlist they have filled out.  
 
Please contact Phyllis to sign up!
 
December Service Project - December 18 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome To Our Newest Member

 
Our newest club member, Steven Goold
 
Welcome Steve!
 
Steve is Ron Whitehead's son-in-law
 
He has been helping Ron set out and pick up flags.
 
He works in Frisco and will be joining us by zoom when he can.
 
Welcome To Our Newest Member 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

To Zoom or not to Zoom

During the Club Assembly on November 30, the question was raised if we should continue to Zoom.
 
Club members are using zoom but they cannot participate.  
 
After discussion, the club decided to continue joint meetings - live and on Zoom, and to revisit zooming in the future.
 
The can was kicked down the road.
 
 
To Zoom or not to Zoom 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Fantasy Football 2021

Posted on Dec 02, 2021
AMRC Fantasy Football League 2021
Standings End of Week 12
East
1. Team Duffy - Jim
2. Fighting I's - Stan
3. Team Cater - Mary Jo
4. Dallas Galaxy - Ben
4. Angels Halos - Al
 
 
West
1. Team Arfsten - Bruce
2. Dak2the Future - Roq Nation (Kelvin)
2. Team Gunther - Margie
2. Dallas Wigoodhart - Wade 
5. Pittsburgh Markel - David Markel
 
 
 
Fantasy Football 2021 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - December

 
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Rotary is dedicated to fighting and preventing disease.  Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of Rotary’s Six Area of Focus.   Disease and illness results in pain and injury.  Prolonged severe illness may result in loss of employment and income.  It affects families.  It affects quality of life. 
 
Rotary and Rotarians are committed to helping people to live healthy lives.   Our signature project in this area is Polio Eradication.   But polio is not the only disease or aspect of healthy living on which Rotarians have expended energies.
Rotary Monthly Theme - December 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 21, 11:15 am
 
Meeting at May Dragon - no Zoom
 
 
 
 
 
Board Meeting 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC 2022 - 2023 Officers

 
At our November 30 Club Assembly Meeting, the following individual will serve as Club Officers during the 2022 - 2023 Rotary Year:
 
President - Jerry Allison
 
Past-President - Ben Wolber
 
President-Elect - Mary Jo Cater
 
Treasurer - Mary Reed
 
Secretary - Jon Silva
 
Sargent-at-Arms - Greg Thornbury
 
Foundation & Newsletter - Stan Herrin
 
There are still positions available for you, such as Service Projects.  Please contact Jerry to volunteer.
 
AMRC 2022 - 2023 Officers 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

January Service Project - Stocking the G H W Bush Elementary School Store

Our January Service Project is to stock the “store” at Bush Elementary.
 
While you are out shopping, look for books, toys, games, etc. for students pre-K through 4th grade! Gently used is ok too.
The school rewards students by allowing them to 'shop' at the store.
 
Information about collection date to follow.
 
 
January Service Project - Stocking the G H W Bush Elementary School Store 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Holiday Party - Friday December 10

Addison Midday Rotary Club
Holiday Party
Friday, December 10, 2021 
Home of Al and Lynn Angell  
14540 Winnwood Road Dallas, TX 75254
6:30 pm BYOB Cocktails - 6:45pm Dinner
 
Please RSVP for our Addison Midday Rotary Christmas Party with the following link: http://evite.me/extnkJfqHh
 
Members and one guest each are invited to the celebration – we are looking forward to seeing you!
 
We will have a "White Elephant" Gift Exchange. 
If you would like to participate, please bring one gift (max. value $20) for each person who wants to select a gift.
 
For wine/beer it is BYOBFA (FA=For All) if you would like to bring something for yourself and to share with others.
 
 
AMRC Holiday Party - Friday December 10 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Schedule for November and December

AMRC Schedule for November and December
 
December 7 - Meeting, 

December 10 - Christmas Party - more information elsewhere in this Newsletter
 
December 14 - Meeting

December 18 - Service Project with Metrocrest Services - more information elsewhere in this Newsletter
 
December 21 - Meeting - no speaker, just social.
 
December 28 - No Meeting

 
 
 
Schedule for November and December 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC 2021 Support for Santa's Heroes

Again, this year the Addison Midday Rotary Club will support Santa’s Heroes by donating money to the Addison Police and Fire Departments for the purchase of gift cards to be distribute to needy families in our community.  The needy families have been identified by Metrocrest Services!
 
Gift Cards to be given out by Santa's Heroes
 
AMRC 2021 Support for Santa's Heroes 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
November 23 Meeting - Thankful 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

November 16 Meeting -  Dealing with Grief

November 19
Charlotte Robertson
Dealing with Grief
 
Charlotte Robertson has taught classes about dealing with grief after losing a loved one. She has a unique story to share.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture Source: Kuzo and Foulk Funeral Homes.
 
November 16 Meeting -  Dealing with Grief 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

RI Foundation Minute

A Rotary Foundation Grant helped a Rotary Club in Durango, Colorado, USA, install more than 200 solar lights in remote, off-the-grid Navajo homes.
 
Consider donating to the Rotary Foundation today: Donate | Rotary International
 
Take Pride Rotarian!
 
RI Foundation Minute 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Nancy Thornbury inducted into AMRC 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Nancy Craig inducted into AMRC 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
November 16 Meeting 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - November

 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
We direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
Rotary Monthly Theme - November 2021-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
White Rock Creek Trail Clean Up - Oct 23 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
November 2 Meeting - The Rotary Foundation 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Veterans Day

Mark you Calendars:
 
Set Out Flags before Veterans Day
The weekend of November 5 & 6
 
Pick Up Flags after Veterans Day
The Weekend of November 12 & 13
 
To sign up, contact Ben Wolber!
 
Flag Schedule for Veterans Day 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
October 26 Meeting - TBD 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - January

 
January is Vocational Services Month
Vocational Service focuses on: The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians. ... The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
Rotary Monthly Theme - January 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Saturday, October 23th - Park Cleanup

We are going to clean-up-the-park on Saturday morning, Oct 23rd at White Rock Creek Trail.   Park at Al’s and clean up crews will start at each end of the trail.  9:00am start and after finishing we will regroup at Panera’s for refreshments and fellowship afterward.  Last year clean up took less than one hour.
 
 
Saturday, October 23th - Park Cleanup 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - Sunday October 24  2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
October 19 Meeting - World Polio Day Oct 24 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
October 19 Meeting - A Visit from District Governor Max Duplant 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Max Duplant's Visit

District 5810 Governor Max Duplant promises an exciting 2021-2022 Rotary Year, during her zoom visit on July 6.
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club helped start the year on the right foot by donating to the Rotary Foundation.  From left to right ADG John Johnstone, AMRC President Ben Wolber, and Aide to the Governor John Van Buren.
 
District Governor Max Duplant's Visit 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting 1

Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 11:15 am
 
Meeting on Zoom
 
 
 
 
To discuss:
 
Meeting at May Dragon
Change to dues structure
Corporate membership
 
Board Meeting 1 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - October

 
October is Economic and Community Development Month. Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods.
Rotary Monthly Theme - October 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Project Assistant Needed

Mary Jo Cater is looking for one volunteer per project, to assist her with the service project.  
If interested, please let Mary Jo know, so she can match you to a project.  
 
Oct - park clean up, Nov - Metrocrest Services, Dec - Santa's Heroes, etc.   
 
(Jeanne Dunlap has volunteered to help with Santa's Heroes)
 
 
Project Assistant Needed 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Dues are Due

 
Your Dues are Due
 
Dues Notices have been sent.  If you have not paid, it is time to do so.
 
 
Dues are Due 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

We have a winner!

WE HAVE A WINNER!
 
Club President Ben Wolber won the raffle on Tuesday October 5.
 
He is donating all his winnings, $470, the Rotary International Foundation.
 
New game begins next week!
 
 
We have a winner! 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0

October 12 Meeting - Artificial Intelligence

October 12
Professor Jan Wolber, PhD
Product Leader Digital with GE Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence
 
From Wikipedia: Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to the natural intelligence displayed by animals including humans. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of "intelligent agents": any system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of achieving its goals. Some popular accounts use the term "artificial intelligence" to describe machines that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as "learning" and "problem solving", however this definition is rejected by major AI researchers.
 
Jan is the brother of Club President Ben Wolber.  He lives in England and will join us via Zoom.
 
 
October 12 Meeting - Artificial Intelligence 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC Oktoberfest October 9  2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

October 5 Meeting - The History of Oktoberfest

October 5
Club President Ben Wolber
The History of Oktoberfest
From Wikipedia: The Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). It is held annually in  Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.  The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities, such as our Addison, across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.
 
During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed. During the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million liters (1,700,000 gals) were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls, and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods available.
 
 
 
 
October 5 Meeting - The History of Oktoberfest 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Successful NTGD

A BIG THANKS to every one who made NTGD a success!
 
$3,110 was raised for our club foundation, from 33 donations, exceeding goals and expectations!
 
Club President Ben Wolber "This is a fantastic result, and it is due to your help and efforts.  Thanks".
 
A Successful NTGD 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

A Chance to Volunteer

If you can spare two hours, Metrocrest Services is in need of volunteers as listed below.  Grab a friend and your clipboard!
 
Skylane Warehouse inventory:
9/27 – 9AM-11AM – needing 15 people
9/29 – 9AM-11AM – needing 15 people
To sign up, please follow this link: 
http://metrocrestservices.force.com/volunteers?jobid=a0T4M00002XP9wX

Food Pantry inventory:
9/30 – 12PM-2PM – needing 10 people
9/30 – 2PM-4pm – needing 10 people
To sign up, please follow this link: 
https://metrocrestservices.secure.force.com/volunteers/?jobid=a0T4M00002W1ZjM
A Chance to Volunteer 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

September 28 Meeting - Nature-Deficit in Children

September 28
Kristen William Munoz
Nature Deficit in Children
Kristen Williams Munoz is an educator and consultant and she will be speaking about combatting Nature-Deficit in children. Many children in urban school districts do not get to experience nature in the broader sense and Kristen will talk about the curriculum she is developing to address this situation.
 
September 28 Meeting - Nature-Deficit in Children 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

September 21 Meeting - DISD

September 21
Edwin Flores
Education during a Pandemic
Next Tuesday, Dr Edwin Flores, our DISD board member will be speaking about educating during a pandemic and he will give an update on their bond program capital projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 21 Meeting - DISD 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0

September Service Project - A Sucess

AMRC helped the Town of Addison prepare for Oktobertfest on Sept 8th at the Addition is on Conference Center.  
 
Club volunteers put together packets of information, folding t-shirts and organizing supplies for crafts.  
 
The following Thank You was sent to Mary Jo by Stacy: 
“Yesenia said you all did a fabulous job and knocked out all the projects they had in just a couple of hours!  We appreciate all of you so much, the group effort saved our staff members days if work. They are free to focus all their energies in making a Oktoberfest a huge success!”
 
Hats off to all of AMRC members who volunteered!

 
 
 
September Service Project - A Sucess 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

The Philippine Project

The Philippine Projects
The Addison Midday Rotary Club has been in discussion with the Rotary Club Legaspi West to participate with their Global Grant to supply water to small community in the Philippines.  Presently the community of approximately 500 people must walk about a mile to a spring and carry the water back to the village.
 
The proposed project will build a concrete tank, and install a solar pump in the spring to pump water into the tank.  A pipeline will be constructed to carry the water into the village.
 
The Rotary Club Legaspi West has applied for a Rotary Global Grant.  If this grant is approved, the Addison Midday Rotary Club will become a partner in the water project. 
 
 
 
The Philippine Project 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Pledges to Support the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters

Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC) has pledged $15,000 for the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters.
 
METROCREST SERVICES is developing their new headquarters at 1835 Walnut Avenue. For this multi-million dollar project, Rotary Clubs in the area served by Metrocrest Services, have been approached by Metrocrest Services with a request to help with a financial donation. In return, a prominent part of the new building will bear the Rotary name. Each club can pledge what is reasonable for them, based on the financial situation and possibilities. To make it easier for the clubs, the pledge would be made over the course of 3 years.
 
For the Rotary Club of Addison Midday, has approved a pledge of $15,000 over the next 3 years ($5,000 yearly) .
 
The other Rotary Clubs – Farmers Branch, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell and Addison Morning – are working on a similar pledge. The Rotary Club of Coppell has already voted to pledge a $30,000 gift.
 
 
AMRC Pledges to Support the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Participating in North Texas Giving Day

The Addison Midday Rotary Club is participating in the North Texas Giving Day campaign this month. 
 
AMRC has set the goal to raise $100/member on North Texas Giving Day. 
 
We do not expected that each member contribute $100, but rather reach out to your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and others to help support our service projects locally and abroad.
 
To go directly to AMRC, they can use this link:  https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/addisonmiddayrotary
 
On this site is information about our Rotary Club, and simple instructions for contributing.
 
North Texas Giving Day is September 23, but contributions can be made any time.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jerry.
 
AMRC Participating in North Texas Giving Day 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
September 14 Meeting - 9-11 A Presentation on the 20th Anniversary 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Editor Apologizes - Wolber not Wobler

I apologize for continually spelling Ben's last name wrong.
 
I am a very poor speller and have about a dozen excuses as to why I can not spell,  including I inherited the ability from my father.
 
I read using the 'look-see' method.  I look at a word, recognize letter combinations and move on.  I do not sound out each syllable.
 
I am a member of the Grand Prairie Friends of East-Central Illinois.  Grand Prairie Friends East-Central Illinois.
 
One of their properties, which is an area I used to camp and hunt, is Warbler Ridge.  Last April I spent an afternoon planting trees in the river bottoms of Warbler Ridge.
 
I have been looking at 'Wolber' and reading 'Warbler'. Hopefully by writing this apologize I will remember the correct spelling.
 
 
 
Editor Apologizes - Wolber not Wobler 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
September 7 Meeting - TBD 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - September

 
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
Rotary Monthly Theme - September 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Pin for Mary Reed

On August 17, new member Mary Reed received her Rotary Pin.  
 
 
Pin for Mary Reed 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

August 24 Meeting - The Imani Kenya Mission

August 24
Brad Holcomb
The Imani Kenya Mission
Imani Kenya’s Mission is to match bright and deserving graduating 8th graders who would not otherwise be able to attend high school, and potentially college, with financial sponsors and local mentors; and to empower communities through economic development projects that will allow families to send their own children on to higher education.
 
Brad began his career with Kodak in Rochester, NY, where he worked for 20 years. Over his next 15 years as a supply chain management professional, he worked for 5 companies in 5 different industries, and is now gainfully retired in Dallas, Texas! Since 2013, Brad has been a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, where he met Pastor Jacob.  Pastor Jacob grew up in Meru, Kenya, and was educated there through primary, secondary and seminary schools with support from the Methodist Church of Kenya and his community. In 2009-2010, Jacob and his family relocated to Dallas, Texas, so that he could take advantage of the opportunity to attend SMU/Perkins School of Theology.
 
A prayer and a dream started Imani Kenya's Mission in January 2014. 
 
August 24 Meeting - The Imani Kenya Mission 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
August 17 Meeting - Club Assembly 2021-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

District Awards

The District Awards Celebration Event was held on August 5.
 
AMRC received the Public Image Gold Award
 
In part due to Bruce's Video which can be seen on our home page.
 
District Awards 2021-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

Markers for Bush Elementary School

August means school is starting.
 
Every August the Addison Midday Rotary Club donates Dry Erase Markers to the George H. W. Bush Elementary School.
 
Good luck George H.W. Bush Elementary School!
 
 
 
Markers for Bush Elementary School 2021-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

August 10 Meeting - Recycling

August 10
Greta Calvery
Waste Management - The Status of Recycling and World Markets
 
Greta Calvery is the Public Affairs Manager at Waste Management.  Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.
 
Recycling - Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.  Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).  wikipedia
 
August 10 Meeting - Recycling 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
July Service Project 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

August 3 Meeting - GW Bush

August 3
Ms. Crowling, Principal Bush Elementary School
 
Principal Carol Crowling of George H.W Bush Elementary School will talk to us about a new school year with or without masks
August 3 Meeting - GW Bush 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Toilet Paper Service Project

 
 
AMRC President Ben Wolber said "Lets Roll for Metrocrest - as a club we will donate 1% of the Metrocrest Services goal of 100,000 rolls of paper" (1,000 rolls).
 
 We exceeded our goal and donated 1,305 rolls.
 
 
Hats Off to AMRC!
 
 
 
 
 
Toilet Paper Service Project 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center

July 27
Leslie Clay
The Warren Center
 
Leslie Clay is vice president of development, responsible for all aspects of fundraising operations, at the Warren Center. Ms. Clay received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stephens College and earned a Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.
 
The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency that advocates, serves and empowers the children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.
 
For more than 50 years, the Warren Center has given parents access to the resources their children needed, and more importantly, hope and support.
 
 
 
July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Order a Rotary Polo Shirt!

If you indicated to Bruce Arfsten that you wanted an AMRC Polo Shirt, now is time to pay for the shirt. 
 
Please pay Jim Duffy at our next meeting - July 27.  Check or Cash please, no credit card.
Order a Rotary Polo Shirt! 2021-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

July 20 Meeting - Addison's Development Services 

July 20
Ken Schmidt
Director Of Development Services at Town of Addison
 
Ken Schmidt, Addison's Director of Development Services, will talk about 1) Belt Line Road Survey and 2) Addison's Uniform Code.
 
Inspired by Addison's strong history as the place to do business and committed to keeping Addison the place to live, the Development Services Department fosters a bright future for our community with a holistic perspective.
 
Development Services is dedicated to protecting and enhancing our Town through responsible, sustainable planning and expansion initiatives. On a mission to guard the public's well-being and welfare, Director of Development Services leads the enforcement of building and maintenance codes, manages inspections of restaurants, as well as public and private facilities, and assures compliance with environmental and public health regulations. From planning and zoning decisions to diverse permitting programs, the Development Services department supports the integrity of Addison’s business centers and family resources.
 
            ●    Building Inspection
 
 
            ●    Environmental Health
 
            ●    Planning & Zoning
 
            ●    Property Standards
July 20 Meeting - Addison's Development Services  2021-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

July 13 Meeting - Dallas Zoo

July 13
Amanda Hyde
Assistant Director of Individual Giving and Membership at Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo
By providing guests with real-world opportunities to make memorable connections with wildlife and supplementing their experience with conservation messaging, the Dallas Zoo aims to inspire and empower visitors to take action on behalf of wildlife in Texas and around the world.
 
The nonprofit Dallas Zoo is open 364 days a year and welcomes more than one million guests yearly. 350 employees and 750 volunteers provide unparalleled care, educational experiences, and supporting local and global conservation efforts.
 
Located three miles south of downtown Dallas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoo in Texas. Founded with just two deer and two mountain lions in 1888 as the first zoo in the Southwest, this City of Dallas-owned but privately managed zoo is a thriving example of a successful public-private partnership. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) for 35 years, the Zoo provides a home for more than 2,000 animals representing over 400 species.
 
July 13 Meeting - Dallas Zoo 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 29 2021

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year
 
Service Above Self Award
Ron Whitehead
 
The Service Above Self Award is to recognize individuals living and working in our community who demonstrate Rotary’s spirit of service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirit of Rotary Award
Mary Jo Cater
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Year Award
Jim Duffy
 
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
 
Jim Duffy also received his 30-year perfect attendance award/pin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet our new Board
Bruce Arfsten - Past President
Jim Duffy - Treasurer
Cynthia Allison - Secretary
Ben Wolber - President
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
New President - Ben Wolber
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 29 2021 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year
 
Service Above Self Award
Ron Whitehead
 
The Service Above Self Award is to recognize individuals living and working in our community who demonstrate Rotary’s spirit of service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirit of Rotary Award
Mary Jo Cater
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Year Award
Jim Duffy
 
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
 
Jim Duffy also received his 30-year perfect attendance award/pin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet our new Board
Bruce Arfsten - Past President
Jim Duffy - Treasurer
Cynthia Allison - Secretary
Ben Wolber - President
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
New President - Ben Wolber
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

July 6 11:15 Meeting with the Board

 
District Governor Max Duplant would like to meet with the Board half an hour before the regular meeting to talk with us.  She asks that this meeting not be a regular or real board meeting. 
 
AMRC Present Ben is inviting any committee chair or anyone else who has a club function to this non-Board Pre Meeting with the DG.  He would like us to be there by 11:15
 
District Governor Duplant is scheduled to be at May Dragon at 11:30.
July 6 11:15 Meeting with the Board 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - July

 
July is New Leadership Month - each year Rotary Clubs and Districts across the globe induct new leaders. Our leaders exemplify all of the qualities that make our members extraordinary; integrity, expertise, and commitment to service. 
 
Serving as a Club or District officer or committee member provides an opportunity to enrich your leadership skills by sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - July 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Zoom Meeting Info

No Zoom Meeting November 23
 
If you plan to join our meeting via zoom
Here is the zoom information - Beginning July 1
 
Addison Midday Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Addison Midday Rotary meeting
 
Time: Tuesdays  through Jul 6, 2021, 12:00 PM Central Time
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82480430859?pwd=K0xjby9ESitHR0JXSnlqL2lELzBMUT09
 
Meeting ID: 824 8043 0859
 
Passcode: rotary
 
Meeting ID: 824 8043 0859
 
Passcode: 076123
 
 
Zoom Meeting Info 2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

June 29 Meeting - Not Meeting at Noon

No Meeting at 12:00-noon on June 29 at the May Dragon.
 
We are having our Officer Installation Dinner & Awards at 6:00 pm, June 29 at the Venue Forty/50.
June 29 Meeting - Not Meeting at Noon 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

Addison Midday Rotary Club is sacking Summer Hunger

On Thursday June 17, Addison Midday Rotary Club divided large bags of Apples-Potatoes-Onions into small bags.  The large bags were from a supplier to Metrocrest and the smaller bags were for children to take home as part of Sack Summer Hunger.  AMRC created over 350 of the small bags.
 
We will again be 'Sacking Summer Hunger' on July 22.
 
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club is sacking Summer Hunger 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Year

The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  These dates coincides with our club's tax year.
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Rotary International President is Holger Knaack 
and the year's symbol to the left.
 
The theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
 
 
New Rotary Year Stan Herrin 2021-06-22 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 BENEFICIAL to all Concerned?

- sta 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC People of Action Video 2021-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

June 22 Meeting - The Modality of Story Telling

June 22
Lauren Marold
The Modality of Story Telling
Lauren Marold will be speaking on the Modality of Story Telling. As humans, we have built our understanding of the world through oral tradition. Storytelling builds empathy and develops connections between people as we seek to better understand our own experiences in life. Lauren will share ideas on how we can continue to tell our stories and create lasting connections with our families, friends, and communities. 
 
Lauren was is a 2002 RYLA Alumni and has been a speaker and counselor for that program for many years. She has an undergraduate degree in Painting from Texas State University, a Masters from SMU in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing, and a Masters from George Washington University in Educational Technology Leadership. She has just accepted the position of Director of Technology at Preston Hollow Presbyterian School in Dallas. 
 
 
June 22 Meeting - The Modality of Story Telling 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

June 15 Meeting - The Methodist Hospital in Addison

June 15
Heather Young
Methodist Hospital in Addison
Methodist Hospital for Surgery offers top notch surgical services for Spine, Orthopedics, Ear Nose & Throat and Podiatry. Touting some of the area’s leading specialists in these fields, Methodist Hospital for Surgery is setting a new standard of care for the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
 
Heather Young is the Hospital Liaison Manager for Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison.  She has been with Methodist Hospital for over six years. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and New Mexico State University.
 
 
June 15 Meeting - The Methodist Hospital in Addison 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Service Project for June

Sack Summer Hunger Perishable Packing
 
If you signed up for our June Service Project:
 
Thursday 6/17  5pm – 6: 30 pm – If you signed up for a spot and can not make it, please contact Mary JO
 
 
Attire: Masks and closed-toed shoes are required for volunteers' safety. Please no flip-flops or open toed sandals. T-shirts, jeans, and shorts of appropriate length are recommended.
 
Parking Details:  Park in the Food Pantry parking lot in the back of the building. To get to the food pantry continue past the parking lot to turn right onto Hutton Ct.  then turn right into the parking lot at the back.  Walk up the ramp to Door C and ring the doorbell.
 
Check-in Details: Volunteers will come up the ramp to Door C and ring the doorbell to be let in by a Metrocrest Services staff or AmeriCorps Member.
 
Service Project for June 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

June 8 Meeting - Metrocrest Services

June 8
Tracy Eubanks
Metrocrest Services
Tracy Eubanks CEO of Metrocrest Services will speak to us about 'Whats Happening' at Metrocrest Services
 
On June 12, 2020 the Carrollton City Council on Tuesday granted Metrocrest Services' request to develop a new headquarters at 1835 Walnut Ave. 
 
Metrocrest Services currently holds two offices in Farmers Branch. The organization is looking to consolidate to one main office on Walnut Avenue, where it would be closer to the customers it services.
 
In developing the property, Metrocrest Services plans to demolish the First Christian Church, where it will have a community garden.
 
Metrocrest Services currently holds two offices in Farmers Branch.
 
 
June 8 Meeting - Metrocrest Services 2021-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
June 8 Meeting -  2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

June 1 Meeting - Rotary 101 Part 1

June 1 Meeting
Rotary 101
Part 1
 
This meeting will provide members an overview of Rotary's principles and history.  It will also offer Rotarians ideas on how to make the most of their service, fellowship, opportunities and obligations within the organization.
 
June 1 Meeting - Rotary 101 Part 1 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

May 25 Meeting - North Texas Tollway Authority

May 25
Michael Rey, the Media Relations Manager 
North Texas Tollway Authority; Future Expansion
The future Dallas North Tollway (DNT) Phase 4 project will extend the tollway 13.7 miles north of US 380. When this extension is complete, it will provide a direct link between downtown Dallas and growing areas in Collin, Denton and Grayson counties. The project is currently in the planning and design phase.
 
The NTTA Board of Directors chose an alignment for the Phase 4 extension that straddles the Collin-Denton county line from FM 428 in Collin County to the Grayson County line. The county alignment provides a greater economic development benefit for most of the region, requires less right of way and follows an existing county road system.
 
Initially, there was an additional section identified as part of this extension. It was referred to as Phase 5A and would have extended the DNT from the Grayson County line to FM 121 in Grayson County.
May 25 Meeting - North Texas Tollway Authority 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
May 18 Meeting - New Member Talk 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services 'I Volunteer' Sign

For any Rotarian willing to put a Metrocrest Services “I Volunteer” sign on your yard please fill out this short survey confirming your address. A volunteer will place the sign in your lawn the first week of May. As an incentive for saying YES, you’ll also be receiving a Metrocrest t-shirt!  
 
 
Metrocrest Services 'I Volunteer' Sign 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Saturday, May 8 - Flag Program Work Day 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

May 11 Meeting - Metrocrest Resale Store

May 11, 2021
Rescheduled Date
Jon Silva
Metrocrest Services Resale Store
 
Club Member Jon Silva will talk to us about the only store generating proceeds to support Metrocrest services in its efforts to help families in need.
 
By choosing to shop or donate, you are helping low income families right here in our community through aid programs provided by Metrocrest Services to families and seniors in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Addison and Dallas in Denton County.
 
May 11 Meeting - Metrocrest Resale Store 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event (May 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.) is Virtual this year. We’d love for you to RSVP for this virtual (FREE) event. The event is a celebration of Volunteerism, celebrating you and those that have served our community for the past 50 years.
 
To Sign Up (take about 30 seconds): REGISTER 
 
 
 
Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

April 13 Meeting - Water for Addison

April 13
Terry Lowery, Director of Dallas Water Utilities
Where Addison Gets its Water
 
 
Addison gets its water from the Dallas Water Utilities (DWU), a non-profit City of Dallas department that provides services to the city of Dallas and 31 nearby communities, including Addiosn
 
DWU currently obtains water from area reservoirs: Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lewisville, Lake Grapevine, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Tawakoni. DWU plans to use Lake Fork and Lake Palestine in the future when water demands increase.
 
April 13 Meeting - Water for Addison 2021-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021

We made 50 Easter Baskets.  Hope Supply is distributing them through out the community.  They can use more baskets.  Consider this project for you group next year.
 
Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
2021 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

April 6 Meeting - Jay Maymi

April 6
Jay Maymi
CEO Survive to Thrive
Taking you from Surviving to Thriving!
There is an advantage to growing up in a humble setting with meager means. The reality of your circumstances can either pummel you into mediocrity or extract from you a burning desire to excel and rise above. My story is one of the latter. For the last three decades my hunger to rise above has yielded an impressive array of accomplishments. From multiple successful businesses to bodybuilding championships, radio, TV, stage, and print work to authoring 9 books; from an entire Sales and Personal Development series to speaking in front of many diverse audiences on different topics; all have uniquely qualified me to offer valuable knowledge, instruction, inspiration, and impact to those seeking to develop a higher and greater expression of themselves. 
 
April 6 Meeting - Jay Maymi 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - June

June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
 
What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. There are many Fellowships that would be of interest to our members, and they are detailed on https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships 
Rotary Monthly Theme - June 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - May

May is Youth Service (formerly called New Generations) Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange.
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - May 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - April

 
April is Maternal and Child Health Month - Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Your Rotary projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
Rotary Monthly Theme - April 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 30 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

March 30
Easter Baskets for Hope Supply
 
Our favorite project of the year.  We put together Easter Baskets for Hope Supply to distribute to them to families in need.
 
Please be at the May Drago by 12:00 so you can place your order and be done eating by 12:30, when the Easter Basket fun begins.
 
Hope Supply people will join us for lunch and take in their van for distribution. 
 
March 30 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

March 23 Meeting - Federal Reserve Bank

March 23, 2021
Stephen Clayton
Manager, Community Engagement
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. 
 
Stephen Clayton joined the Communication and Outreach department at the Dallas Fed in August 2010. He assumed responsibility for the Bank’s Community Engagement department in October of 2015.  Clayton leads a team responsible for building relationships across the Eleventh District that support the amplification of Dallas Fed research and facilitates dialogues with business and community leaders about the economy and community issues.
March 23 Meeting - Federal Reserve Bank 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

RYLead News

AMRC received this Thank You note from Chloe Keggen.  Chloe was one of our selected campers for Camp RYLA 2020 and she successfully completed our virtual camp RYLead yesterday. Her cabin won the coveted Camp Cup which is a camp long competition with many elements.
 
Another of our campers, Kevin Utz, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship yesterday for his exceptional work throughout RYLead. Only five scholarships were awarded from the 70 students who completed all six modules of RYLead. The scholarships were provided by the RYLA 5810 Foundation.
 
Dear Mr. Duffy,
 
Early last year, I reached out to you in hopes of getting involved with RYLA. A few emails and an interview later, I found myself excited for the opportunity to join the RYLead family. I want to thank you for this opportunity and these lessons that I’ve learned in each module.
 
We just concluded our last module, and we reflected on the past few months. My cabin, Cabin 9 *cough cough the winning cabin cough*, shared how we feel at home in the RYLA family. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of that.
 
I hope to continue being involved with RYLA 5810, and I am so excited for what the future holds.
 
Thank you again.
 
Sincerely,
 
Chloe Keggen
RYLead News 2021-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
March 9 Meeting - Dallas Constable 2021-03-08 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - March

 
March is Water and Sanitation Month – Over 750 million people in the world lack access to safe water and more than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Rotary's projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
Rotary Monthly Theme - March 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Meeting Ideas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanted:  Rotary Meeting Ideas
 
Can you make a presentation to our Club during our virtual meetings?
Do you know of a speaker for our meetings?
Do you have any meeting ideas?
 
Please let Ron Whitehead know
 
 
Meeting Ideas 2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
March 2 Meeting - TBD 2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Feb 23 Meeting - DART and the Cotton Belt Line 2021-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

February 16 Meeting - Addison Airport is Taking Off!

February 16th
Joel Jenkinson
Director, Addison Airport
 
Joel Jenkinson will be giving us an update on what is happening at Addison Airport and tell us what all that construction along Addison Road is 'all about'.
 
In the interest of staying warm and safe, we will not have an in-person option for our meeting this coming Tuesday, February 16. We will be Zoom only.
 
February 16 Meeting - Addison Airport is Taking Off! 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

Hats Off to All Who Put Out Flags a Week Early

Normally a Big "Hats Off' to everyone who put out flags a week early,
But in this cold weather, please keep your hats on.
 
Bruce, Kelvin, Mary Jo, Ron, Doug, Steven, Jon, Virginia, Cynthia, Mike (Jerry’s brother), Teri (Jerry’s and Cynthia’s daughter) and Ben.
 
A huge THANK YOU to Ron Whitehead for looking ahead at the weather and suggesting that we set out flags last weekend instead of this weekend! 
 
 
Hats Off to All Who Put Out Flags a Week Early 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
From Club Member Brittany Willis 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Keep Track of the Revitalization of Midway Road 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

Flags and Household Letters

While the flags are out for Memorial Day,  we sent letters to all households that do not have a flags and have not been sent a letter.
 
A Big 'Hats-Off' thanks to everyone who helped with the flag mailing this week:  Ben, Greg, Phyllis and Ron!  
 
 
 
Flags and Household Letters 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Al Angell - A Woven Top Donor

At our Feb 2 meeting, Speaker Lisa Rigby of Woven Health Clinic presented club member Al Angell with a Top Donor Award for his contribution to Woven Clinic.
 
 
Hatsoff to Al. 
Al Angell - A Woven Top Donor 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Interact Pins for Jesuit Dallas Interact Club

Club President Bruce Arfsten will visit the Interact Club at Jesuit Dallas to present their Interact lapel pins on Feb 25! Addison Midday Rotary is proud to sponsor this club. 
 
Interact Pins for Jesuit Dallas Interact Club 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Feb 8 - COVID Registration 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

February 9 Meeting - Midway Road

February 9, 2021
Shannon Hicks, P.E., Director of Public Works and Engineering Services
Midway Road Reconstruction
You may have noticed that the Midway Road construction project signs have been installed. Construction will begin at the intersection of Midway and Belt Line in the later half of February. Town staff is in the process of working with its contractors to finalize the phasing and traffic plans. Once finalized, the Town will be able to share a more definitive schedule for lane closures and traffic switches.
 
To track road closures and other useful information during construction, click on Midway Road Reconstruction
February 9 Meeting - Midway Road 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - February 

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month – Rotarians train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. During February, Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, we’re celebrating our commitment to build peace and Rotarians train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. During February, Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, we’re celebrating our commitment to build peace and mitigate conflict.
Rotary Monthly Theme - February  2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Souper Rotary Meeting

Thank you Mary Jo for challenging us to fill up your truck with soup for Metrocrest Services. 
 
We beat the challenge and overflowed to your back seat.
 
 
 
Hats Off to Mary Jo.
 
Souper Rotary Meeting 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

February 2 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic

February 2
Lisa Rigby
Woven Health Clinic
 
Woven Health Clinic is a 501(c)(3) community healthcare clinic that helps uninsured and under-insured adults build healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Through an innovative patient-centric model of healthcare, Woven Health provides high-quality integrated care–focused on wellness and disease prevention–that’s accessible, affordable and comprehensive.
 
February 2 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Memorial Day

We need volunteers to set out and pick up flags.  
 
Set out: May 29
 
Pick UP: June 5
 
If you have not signed up, please contact Ben
 
Flag Schedule for Memorial Day 2021-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Summit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time to Sign up if you are planning to attend!
 
The Annual District 5810 Flag Summit will be held on Saturday March 20, 2021. 
 
More information to follow
 
ADG Bill Bixley says Rotary Clubs in District 5810 set out over 25,000 flags as part of Flag Lease Programs.
 
 
Flag Summit 2021-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulations President Bruce Arfsten

Congratulations President Bruce Arfsten
Paul Harris Fellow
The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  
The honor is named for Paul Harris who founded Rotary at age 36.
Congratulations President Bruce Arfsten 2021-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Past President Jerry Allison 2021-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

National Pizza Week

As President Bruce reported at our last AMRC meeting, last week was National Pizza Week.  Did you indulge? (Rotary and Pizza).
 
National Pizza Week 2021-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

January 19 Meeting - Fire and Police

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 19 Meeting
Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer
Addison Fire Chief David Jones
 
Police Chief Spencer and Fire Chief Jones will give an update on their Holiday program.
 
 
January 19 Meeting - Fire and Police 2021-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Picks-Up White Rock Creek Trails

In December 2020, the Addison Midday Rotary Club picked pick up litter along the White Rock Creek Trail in Addison.  Why December? – No snakes and the vegetation had thinned due to the frost.  We also saw the great carvings / art installation along the trail. The carvings were made in trees that were toppled in a windstorm.  Thank you, club member Mary Jo, for organizing the cleanup work with the Addison Parks Department and providing refreshments.  Mary Jo loves this park where the Addison Arbor Foundation turned storm damaged tree stumps into art! Great job everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMRC Picks-Up White Rock Creek Trails 2021-01-09 06:00:00Z 0

January 12 Meeting - Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce 

January 12, 2021
Erin Carter
President of Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce
 
Erin Carter will give us an update from a local, regional, and national perspective on the business community, as well as discussion on the upcoming legislative issues.
 
January 12 Meeting - Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce  2021-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
December 22 and 29 Meetings  2020-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
Amazon Smiles 2020-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

 
On December 5, the Addison Midday Rotary Club helped Metrocrest Services set up their Holiday Store with Addison Midday Rotary members and volunteers!
 
Qualified families may come to the store to receive unwrapped toys and gifts, boxes of food and new or gently used winter coats. Distributions are based on family size and conducted at the temporary Holiday Storeby appointment only.
 
 
Metrocrest Services Holiday Store 2020-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
December 15 - Annual Meeting 2020-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services Needs Santa Voices

Metrocrest Services is doing a fundraiser that lets people signup for Santa to call their child.  
 
They need great Ho Ho Ho voices to call approximately 15 households during the week before Christmas doing their best Santa imitation.   Estimated time is 3 hours, calling from your home or office.
 
Please contact Nicole Binkley at Metrocrest Services. Her number is 972-446-2129 and email is nbinkley@metrcrestservices.org

Please be sure that she knows you are with Addison Midday Rotary!
 
For more information, please contact Mary Jo.
 
 
Metrocrest Services Needs Santa Voices 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

Next Meeting

December 22 & 29 - Meet and talk and talk and talk.  We may not have family to talk to this year, but we still can talk to each other at Rotary. 
Next Meeting 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteer Opportunity - Metrocrest Services Drive Thru

Join Kelvin and Wade on Thursday December 17
 
This is a “drive through” - fully socially distanced - food pantry experience.  There are 3 loading stations, 1 station for toiletries, 1 for perishable food (meat, eggs, milk, etc.) , and 3 a stop for non-perishables (canned goods, pasta etc.).  Families must stay in their cars while pantry workers put food in the trunks or backseats of vehicles.   Most of the time (easily over 90%) you are outdoors.
 
 
Food Box Assembly and Sorting at Skylane Warehouse
 
Location:  Metrocrest Services  Warehouse :  3210 Skylane Carrollton, TX 75006
 
Job Description:  Volunteers will assembly bags and boxes of shelf stable food items that will be distributed through our Drive-Thru Food Pantry, as well as sorting and processing donated food items. This job does not interact with clients, only Metrocrest Services staff, and the other volunteers serving with you.
 
Qualifications:  Volunteers must be comfortable with moving and standing for extended periods of time, and be comfortable with lifting up to 5-15 lbs.
 
Shift opportunities: Shifts will be 9am to 11 am and 12 pm to 2 pm Tuesday-Thursday. There are a maximum of 12 volunteer spots available per shift.
 
If you can not work the 17th, sign up for another date.
Volunteer Opportunity - Metrocrest Services Drive Thru 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 10 - Pasta Thursday 

Another opportunity to support Metrocrest Services, organized by Women For Addison:
 
DONATION SUGGESTIONS:
All varieties of packaged pasta to include: Spaghetti, Lasagna, Ravioli, Macaroni, Orzo, Fettuccine, Linguine, Penne, etc.  
Boxed entrees (macaroni & cheese, spaghetti dinners, etc.); Hamburger Helper, Pasta Side Dishes
Assorted Sauces – “Ready to Serve” and dry ingredient packages 
 
WHEN: Thursday, December 10th 
 
TIME:  10am - 1pm  
 
LOCATION: Parking Lot at 14388 Proton – one block East of Midway  - LOOK FOR SIGNS!
Just drive-by, stay in your car, pop your trunk, or hand your donation through your window, say “hello” and be on your way!!
 

 
December 10 - Pasta Thursday  2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC meets at May Dragon and on Zoom

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
 
 
AMRC meets at May Dragon and on Zoom 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 5 - Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

Help set up the Metrocrest Services Holiday Store!
 
Saturday, December 5th
from 9:00 - 11:00 am
 
Location: Metrocrest Services Holiday Site: 3427 E. Trinity Mills Rd. Suite 900 Dallas, TX 75287
 
Parking and Check in-  Volunteers will park in the parking lot in front of the Holiday Site. Volunteers must wear masks into the building. Volunteers will be greeted by a staff member or Metrocrest Services employee. We ask that volunteers please maintain physical distancing from other volunteers as you check in and volunteer.
 
So if you are unable to fill your spot, please tell Mary Jo!
 
 
December 5 - Metrocrest Services Holiday Store 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 19 - Clean and Explore the White Rock Creek Trail

December 19
10:00 AM
Al Angell's House
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club will pick up litter and explore the White Rock Creek Trail and the art installation along the trail.
 
We we meet at Al Angell's house - 14540 Winnewood, Saturday December 19..   As always park in Al's drive.  If no room in the drive, park on the side of the street with his house.
 
We will begin at 10:00am and we are expect to be done picking up litter by 11:30.   Hot apple cider and muffins to go.  
 
If it is nasty weather, we will postpone.
 
Please let Mary Jo know if you plan to participate.  She needs to reserve the equipment.  And needs to send everyone who signs up the legal wording from the Town that you will not hold them liable for anything.  
 
 
 
December 19 - Clean and Explore the White Rock Creek Trail 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 8 Meeting -  Interact

December 8th
Rich Perry - Community Service Director at Jesuit Dallas
The Interact Club Sponsored by AMRC
 
Richard Perry is also the staff adviser for the Jesuit Dallas Interact Club sponsored by the Addison Midday Rotary club. Mr. Perry provide us with an update on the various service projects the Interact members have been involved with this fall.
 
Interact is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their communities and learning about the world. Clubs, which meet at least twice a month, are sponsored by local Rotary clubs. Interact clubs organize two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Members of sponsor Rotary clubs mentor Interactors as they carry out the projects and develop leadership skills. 
December 8 Meeting -  Interact 2020-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 1 Meeting - The IRS and You

December 1st
John Dilucci, CPA and Tax Resolution Specialist
How to Stay Out of Trouble with the IRS.
 
John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Enrolled Agent, a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. John specializes in representing clients before all administrative branches of the Internal Revenue Service. He is an expert at representing taxpayers in audits, filing offers in compromise, establishing currently not collectible status and installment agreements, removing wage garnishments, reversing bank levies, and removing tax liens.
 
December 1 Meeting - The IRS and You 2020-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

November 24 Meeting

What are you thankful for?
A Thanksgiving week Tradition in our club.
 
 
 
November 24 Meeting 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Stan Herrin 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Lease Program Net Income

Jim Duffy Reports:
"We will be sending $834.08 to the Addison Midday Rotary Club Foundation as the first quarter net income from the flag program." 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jim.
 
Thanks everyone for you help putting out and picking up flags!
Flag Lease Program Net Income 2020-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

New Card

New Card selected for the Raffle.
 
3 of Spades
 
 
 
New Card 2020-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Nov. 10 Meeting - Economic Development 2020-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Veterans Day

We need volunteers to set out and pick up flags.  
 
Set out: Nov 7
 
Pick UP: Nov 14
 
If you have not signed up, please contact Ben
 
Flag Schedule for Veterans Day 2020-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
From Membership Committee 2020-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

October 20 Meeting - District Governor

October 20th  
District Governor John Moser
District Governor John Moser will talk about his vision for Rotary District 5810 and District Rotarians.
 
John is a member of The Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise in Allen Texas, where he has served as Foundation Chair, and the Club's Secretary.
 
October 20 Meeting - District Governor 2020-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Survey - Should We Meet?

Have you Responded to Bruce?
 
Questions:
Please email your response to Bruce with a copy to Ron.
 
 
 
1) Should we meet the Tuesday before Thanksgiving?
There will be no speaker.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Should we have a Holiday Party?  The anticipated date is either the 12 or 13.
 
3) Should we meet the Tuesday before Christmas?
 
4) Should we meet the Tuesday before New Year?
 
Again there will be no speaker.
Holiday Survey - Should We Meet? 2020-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Virtual Food Drive for Metrocrest Services

Metrocrest Services Virtual Food Drive
October 1 - 10
Greatest Needs Now
 
 
Our drive may be over, but you can still donate.
Any date is a good time to donate to Metrocrest Services
 
We all know that the number of families assisted by Metrocrest Services has skyrocketed and there is real continuing unmet need in our community. The Pantry has just updated their critical needs Wish List on Amazon!
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club is sponsoring a virtual food drive, Oct first through the tenth.
 
To donate, click the Amazon link below and have the products shipped directly to the Metrocrest Services Warehouse! You will notice there are many personal hygiene items on this list - items that Metrocrest Services does not receive from other agencies.
 
Take a few minutes to help fill the warehouse today!
 
Virtual Food Drive for Metrocrest Services 2020-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Service Opportunity - Metrocrest Services

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - Mertrocrest Services!!
Wednesday, October 14
1:30 - 4:30
 
On Wednesday, October 14, the Addison Rotary Club will be at the Metrocrest Food Pantry, located at 13801 Hutton Drive in Farmers Branch from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
 
We will be stocking shelves and helping fill requests, among other activities. 
 
We will observe COVID-19 protocols, including face masks, social distancing, constant hand washing, and wearing gloves while handling food packages.
 
Please let Mary Jo know if you can participate.
 
Service Opportunity - Metrocrest Services 2020-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Prime Day Oct 13 - 14

Addison Midday Rotary Club:
 
Amazon Prime Day is back starting October 13 and will run through October 14. This is a great opportunity to increase AmazonSmile donations during this epic two days of deals and promotions.
 
Prime Day Oct 13 - 14 2020-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

October 13 Meeting - Club Assembly

October 13th
Club Assembly
 
We will talk about the club, new members and projects.
 
Please remember World Polio Day is October 24. Global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication. Visit the Rotary International Facebook page to watch with other end polio supporters.
 
October 13 Meeting - Club Assembly 2020-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
November 3 Meeting - Wills 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

October 27 Meeting - One College Concept

October 27th
Dr. Linda Braddy
One College concept and progress at the Brookhaven Campus
Dr. Linda Braddy is President of Dallas College - Brookhaven in Farmer's Branch, Texas, where she is responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. She recently also served as interim Provost for Dallas College as they transitioned from seven independently accredited colleges to a singly-accredited college.
 
She previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and academic dean at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth; Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Washington, D.C.; and chair of the Department of Mathematics at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and promotes social justice in society via equity, inclusion, and the use of culturally responsive practices in higher education.
October 27 Meeting - One College Concept 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

October 6 Meeting - DISD

October 6
Edwin Flores
Dallas ISD Bond Proposal
On November 3rd, Dallas voters will vote on a nearly $3.7 billion Dallas ISD bond package.
 
The package would touch nearly every building in the state’s second-largest school district over the next decade, with over $1.9 billion allocated for modernizations and renovations. Ten new facilities and 14 replacement campuses would be constructed, at a cost of $1.1 billion.
 
The last three bonds issued by Dallas have all been in excess of $1 billion: $1.6 billion in 2015, $1.366 billion in 2008 and $1.35 billion in 2002.
October 6 Meeting - DISD 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations - Rotary Citation 2019-2020

Hats Off to Club Past President Jerry Allison for leading the club to achieving the Rotary Citation during 2019 - 2020!
 
 
The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support our strategic priorities by completing certain activities. Clubs have the entire Rotary year to achieve the citation’s goals. Rotary can automatically verify many of you
 
Congratulations - Rotary Citation 2019-2020 2020-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
Amazon Smile 2020-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

Next Week

September 22nd- Tracy Eubanks CEO of Metrocrest Services will speak to us about how we might offer individual services and mentoring to clients during these times.
Next Week 2020-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

September 29 Meeting - Addison Arbor Foundation

September 29
Dr. Jay Ihrig
Addison Arbor Foundation
Dr. Jay Ihrig will give us an update on the Addison Arbor Foundation.
 
The Addison Arbor Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and enhance landscaping, public art, public parks and parks and recreation programs of the Town of Addison.  The Foundation’s impact can be seen in the trees, landscape and public art installed throughout the Town.  The Foundation’s free education programs provide useful information about plants, gardening and art.
 
September 29 Meeting - Addison Arbor Foundation 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

September 15 Meeting - Rotary Youth Exchange

September 15
Mike Pugh
Rotary Youth Exchange
 
Mike Pugh will talk to us about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and serving as a host family
 
Rotary Youth Exchange inspires young leaders to serve as catalysts for peace and social justice in their local communities and throughout the world, long after their exchanges end. This program is possible because of the dedication, leadership, and passion of the tens of thousands of volunteers — Rotary members and nonmembers alike — who make this unique program so successful.
September 15 Meeting - Rotary Youth Exchange 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

September 8 Meeting -Stress of a Covid-19 World  

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. 
September 8 Meeting -Stress of a Covid-19 World   2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

September 1 Meeting - Addison Trail System

September 1
Jana Tidwell - The Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Addison
The Trail System in Addison
Jana Tidwell will speak to us about the new Trail System plan that is being formulated and activities in her department.
The Town of Addison is building upon previous community planning efforts to establish a City-Wide Trails Master Plan. Trails are important to the city’s health and play a vital role in the community. This past spring, the city undertook a survey to identify what is needed, what trail connections need to be made and what types of connections are most important to Addison. 
September 1 Meeting - Addison Trail System 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - November

November is Rotary Foundation Month  The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - November 2020-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

Report from Flag Lease Program

At the August Board Meeting of the Addison Midday Rotary Club, Jim Duffy reported that the net proceeds of the Flag Lease Program from the fiscal year 2019-2020 was $6,343.92.  These funds will be transferred to the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation to be used on upcoming projects.  A BIG THANKS to everyone who has participated in the Flag Lease Program.
Report from Flag Lease Program 2020-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Job Fair - a Rotarian Benefit

In this time of economic crisis, many Rotarians are finding themselves in an unfortunate state so many Americans are experiencing, unemployment. We believe Rotarians should help each other, so Districts 5790 and 5810 are launching the Districts 5790 and 5810 Virtual Jobs Fair.  

Rotarian members of our districts with job opportunities can post them here.  Rotarians desiring a job will be able to look for opportunities that fit their skills and Rotarian employers can be assured of hiring a person of integrity and ethical character.  This is Rotarians helping Rotarians.

•  Purpose: Connect Rotarians looking for a job with Rotarians looking for good people.

•  Execution: The intent is for this to be a ’self-serve’ system where Rotarians can contact each other to arrange interviews, etc.

•  Duration: The initial plan is 120 days.  This may change depending on circumstances.

•  Repository: Dropbox will provide a secure location where Rotarians resumes can be uploaded and job opportunities can be posted.

•  Job seekers:  Resumes will be posted with a document title indicating their name, type of job their are seeking and their preferred industry.

        

•  Employers:. Resumes can be reviewed in the Resume Folder and downloaded as desired.  

   

•  Dealing with Resumes: To be ‘fair to all concerned’, participants will be required to remove their listings when the jobs are filled.

 

To find out how you can become a Rotarian and take advantage of this service, please contact the Addison Midday Rotary Club at addisonmiddayrotary@gmail.com

 

Job Fair - a Rotarian Benefit 2020-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Time to Gather Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School

Back to School time and a visit from Carole Crowling
Time to gather Dry Erase Markers.
 
George Bush Elementary School Principal, Carole Crowling will be visiting our club on August 3.
Again this year we are collecting dry erase markers for George Bush Elementery School! 
 
Buy some markers and bring to the August 3 meeting or donate to the Addison Midday Marker fund.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Time to Gather Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School 2020-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School

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.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary School 2020-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to 2019-2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Award Winners, announced at our Virtual Installation Dinner on June 30
At awarded on August 4, our first 'Live' meeting
 
Rotarian of the Year - Ivan Hughes
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And a big thanks, plaque and pin were given to our past President, Dr. Jerry Allison.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to 2019-2020 Award Winners 2020-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

August 11 Meeting - Jeff Dunn

August 11
Jeff Dunn, Dallas Attorney and Historian
History and Memory at the Alamo and San Jacinto Battleground
 
 
Jeff Dunn will not dwell on the facts of these events, but instead will focus on what happened to these sites after 1836, how and when the state acquired the sites, and the controversies that followed concerning how to present these sites to the public. 
 
From Wikipedia: “The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Houston, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Samuel Houston, the Texan Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Ann’s Mexican  army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes. A detailed, first-hand account of the battle was written by General Houston from the headquarters of the Texan Army, San Jacinto, on April 25, 1836. Numerous secondary analyses and interpretations have followed.”
August 11 Meeting - Jeff Dunn 2020-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

August 18 Meeting - Ean Sullivan

August 18 
Ean Sullivan - Past District Governor and Current Membership Chair for District 5810
How to Grow the Club and Retain Members.
● Set a good example  
● Focus on happiness  
● Make sure members share in the club's success  
● Take on fun assignments  
● Keep fresh ideas going
 
August 18 Meeting - Ean Sullivan 2020-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - August

 
August is Membership Month and New Club Development Month.  While membership development is the responsibility of all Rotary members all year long, August has been designated as a month to celebrate Rotary’s greatest asset — you.  Don’t miss out on the many valuable resources that are available for prospective and current members. Watch this video of President Ian Riseley speaking about the importance of membership flexibility. 
Rotary Monthly Theme - August 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

July 28 Meeting - RYLead

July 28
Dana Mackison and Sly Majid
RYLead
Two of the people that have been most involved with RYLA - Dana Mackison and Sly Majid - will speak on the new program called RYLead.
 
With the cancelling of Camp RYLA District 5810 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure the group of students and alternates selected to participate in this year's program have an opportunity to expand and develop their leadership skills.
 
This summer the RYLA staff and alumni will pilot a digital leadership program called RYLead (Rotary Youth Leadership Education and Development). The program will be delivered virtually and serve as a high-level leadership training program that is educational, engaging, and entertaining.
 
The students will receive specially curated leadership workshops, mentorship from RYLA alumni who participated in the program, and unique one of a kind experiences to support them during their senior year and further prepare them for their future. Although not a camp experience we will be sharing a lot of the same core values with this group.
 
 
July 28 Meeting - RYLead 2020-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Community Service Project - Diapers for Hope Supply 2020-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

July 21 Meeting - Club Assembly

July 21
Ron Whitehead
Club Assembly to Discuss Schedule of Events During this Pandemic.
Ron will lead a discussion on the schedule of events and speakers planned for the next couple of months.  We need to talk about talk about expanding membership during the pandemic.  Question - how can we approach former members now that we are operating remotely.
 
See you Tuesday.  Bring your Thinking Cap.
 
July 21 Meeting - Club Assembly 2020-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

July 14 Meeting - Hope Supply

July 14
Barbara Johnson
CEO of Hope Supply
via Zoom 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Supply's Mission:
"We meet the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies and toys to enhance their lives."
 
Barbara Johnson grew up in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia where her father was an international business man. She attended Stanford University and studied economics and International Relations.
"Growing up in developing countries, I experienced around me a lot of poverty and need, and was really struck by the inequalities in the world. While we lived comfortably in homes with air conditioning, furnishings and ample food, families and individuals were living in squalor…..even sometimes in cardboard boxes. It had a lasting effect on me."
After relocating to Dallas 30 years ago, she first stayed home raising my children while working part time on a tax and accounting business at home.  About 10 years ago she volunteered at a nonprofit where she eventually got hired. Her nonprofit career had begun!
 
 
 
July 14 Meeting - Hope Supply 2020-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

Thank You from Education Plus Nicaragua

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
Thank You from Education Plus Nicaragua 2020-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates to Education Plus Nicaragua

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. 
 
 
AMRC Donates to Education Plus Nicaragua 2020-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC is Meeting On-Line 2020-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Looking for Veterans to join Rotary

 
The Rotary Club of North Texas Veterans is being formed to support veterans and veteran causes in North Texas.  Do you know of any veterans that should be Rotarians?  Veterans who want to continue to serve the community and build goodwill and camaraderie alongside fellow Veterans?  They can find out more about Rotary Club of North Texas Veterans via Zoom this Thursday June 4th 7:00 PM
 
“Service Above Self” is what best describes the work of a Rotarian and it is the motto of Rotary International. When we took that Oath of Service to join the military, we put aside our individual goals and do what is best for the people and community that we are serving. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 
Looking for Veterans to join Rotary 2020-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Club vote on Governing Documents

June 9th Meeting: Vote on the new Governing Documents
 
-       Adopt the Standard Rotary Club Constitution (no changes).
-       Approve the updated bylaws and P&Ps.

 
 
On May 19th, an email was sent to Club Members from Ivan which included:
-       A summary of changes in the constitution, in the draft bylaws, and in the draft Policies and Procedures (P&Ps);
-       The July 2019 Standard Rotary Club constitution — the only changes are that our name and locality have been typed in;
-       Draft updated bylaws; and
-       Draft updated P&Ps.
 
if you can not find your copy, please contact Ivan for a second set.
 
Club vote on Governing Documents 2020-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

June 2 Meeting - Carl Flowers

Carl Flowers
The Spirit of Success
 
1776 a group of determined individuals face impossible odds. Their goal: to defeat the mightiest nation on earth. They are unorganized, have few resources, and no outside support. But they have a dream -- freedom - - and they will not give up.
 
Using thrilling stories from the American Revolution combined with the words of the Founding Fathers, this inspiring presentation provides direction for anyone who has a dream to achieve.
 
See how the actions and words of America’s first patriots still point the way to success for us today … … hear how the beliefs of the Founding Fathers became a force stronger than the best armies in the world. … listen to the words that motivated the citizens of the 13 colonies and unified them into one nation. … learn the leadership secrets that enabled ordinary people to turn the world upside down.
 
June 2 Meeting - Carl Flowers 2020-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
May 26 Meeting - Club Assembly 2020-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - June

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTHJune is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
 
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - June 2020-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for 4th of July

We need volunteers to set out and pick up flags.  Friday/Saturday May 22, 23 and May 29,30
 
We can break into smaller routes if needed.  
 
We can try Caravans.  Ben and Virginia have volunteered to drive behind Al, and put the flags in Al's van at the storage unit and put out the flags in Addison East.  Al will never get out of the van.
 
Ivan and Wanda have volunteered to drive another route - someone is needed to put out the flags.  
 
Dean volunteered to drive one weekend.
 
Phyllis and Ray have volunteered to drive one weekend.
 
We need drivers and workers for at least three routes each week.  We do not want to put anyone at risk, so the caravan idea may be a good strategy.
 
As an alternative we can break the routes into smaller routes that can be picked up and put into one vehicle - may 15 flags.
 
We also need a coordinator - Mary Jo is unavailable after May 5.
 
Please let us know your availability to work or drive on each weekend.  And if Friday or Saturday works best for you.  Please commit!
 
Flag Schedule for 4th of July 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Memorial Day

We need volunteers to set out and pick up flags.  Friday/Saturday May 22, 23 and May 29,30
 
We can break into smaller routes if needed.  
 
We can try Caravans.  Ben and Virginia have volunteered to drive behind Al, and put the flags in Al's van at the storage unit and put out the flags in Addison East.  Al will never get out of the van.
 
Ivan and Wanda have volunteered to drive another route - someone is needed to put out the flags.  
 
Dean volunteered to drive one weekend.
 
Phyllis and Ray have volunteered to drive one weekend.
 
We need drivers and workers for at least three routes each week.  We do not want to put anyone at risk, so the caravan idea may be a good strategy.
 
As an alternative we can break the routes into smaller routes that can be picked up and put into one vehicle - may 15 flags.
 
We also need a coordinator - Mary Jo is unavailable after May 5.
 
Please let us know your availability to work or drive on each weekend.  And if Friday or Saturday works best for you.  Please commit!
 
Flag Schedule for Memorial Day 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Addison Midday Rotary Club 2020-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Scott Buzzell - Honorary Member

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.
 
Scott Buzzell - Honorary Member 2020-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Recent Community Services provided by the Addison Midday Rotary Club

Addison Midday Rotary Club donates chocolate bunnies to Metrocrest Services.
The club had planned to make Easter Basket at our March 24 meeting.  Due to the Dallas County Local Disaster Declaration, we could not meet and make the baskets.  Some of the items, include 70 chocolate bunnies, could not be saved for reuse next year.  These items were given to Metorcrest Services.
 
Goggle Donation
Club member Nancy William arranged for 100 safety goggles from the Good Shepherd Episcopal School to be donated to President Jerry Allison’s physician group. Dr. Allison is an Emergency Room Doctor.
 
Recent Community Services provided by the Addison Midday Rotary Club 2020-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates to Metrocrest Services

 
Addison Midday Rotary Club arranged for a $4,500 donation to Metrocrest Services.
 
On March 24, 2020 the Board of the Addison Midday Rotary Club approved a $2,000 donation to Metrocrest Services to support their programs including their food pantry.
 
On March 25 District 5810 announced the District would match up to $1,250.00 per grant request, resulting in a $2,500.00 total grant, to meet the critical needs of communities in the district.  In addition, each club was invited to add to that amount.  Grant funding was mad available thru the District Designated Funds (DDF).  The District rules and process applied to this one-time grant.
 
On March 26, the Board of the Addison Midday Rotary Club approved an additional donation of $1,250 to Metrocrest Services and approved a grant application to District 5810 for a matching grant from the District Designated Funds.
 
On March 31, District 5810 approved our matching grant from 3250.  Addison Midday Rotary Club quickly wrote an additional check to Metrocrest Services for $1,250.
 
 
 
 
AMRC Donates to Metrocrest Services 2020-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Meetings Cancelled 2020-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Pin for Derek Bentley

On March 3, new member Derek Bentley received his Rotary Pin.  Derek will tell us about himself at our April 7th Meeting.
 
 
Pin for Derek Bentley 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0

March 31 Meeting - Bitter Sisters

Fifth Tuesday Fun
Bitter Sister Brewery
5:00 to 7:00
 
No Meeting at May Dragon.  Meet and tour Bitter Sister Brewery, 15103 Surveyor Dr., Addison, TX.  Bitter Sisters Brewing Company is a family-run craft brewery specializing in ales & lagers with a simple tasting room.  Their motto is “Our sisters are bitter… Our beer isn’t”.
 
March 31 Meeting - Bitter Sisters 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0

Read Across America Day

 
Read Across America/Dr Seuss  Day.
Monday March 2, 2020
George Bush Elementary School
 
 
Seven Clubmembers read to second and third graders on Read Across America.  
 
Read Across America Day 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0

Dr. Seuss Day

 
Read Across America/Dr Seuss  Day.
Monday March 2, 2020
George Bush Elementary School
 
 
Seven Clubmembers read to second and third graders on Read Across America.  
 
Dr. Seuss Day 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Joint Club Happy Hour 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Flag Set Out and Pick Up - Presidents Day 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

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 the table is full of club members.
 
 
 
MetroCrest Services Key Holder Breakfast 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
January Round Table Hosted By AMRC 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

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
No Meeting at May Dragon 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

January 21 Meeting - Addison Athletic Club

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 - Addison Athletic Club 2020-01-10 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
 
 
 
Fantasy Football News 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.
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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.
 
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Metrocrest Services Toy Drive 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services Food Drive 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Vocational Talks

Our newest members gave their Vocation Talk on Tuesday Nov. 19.
Cynthia Allison and Wade Goodhart
 
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Service Opportunity Addison Lights

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

 

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Holiday Party Dec 15 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services Thanksgiving Food Drive 2019-11-20 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
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Holiday Party

 -  SAVE THE DATE -
 
Holiday Party
Sunday December 15
At Al's House
More information to follow
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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!
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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.
 
 
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
 
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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.
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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/
 
 
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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
 
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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.
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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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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!
 
 
 
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Pictures from Flag Set-out/Pick-up 2019-09-05 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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Help on the Membership Committee

Corky is forming the Membership CommitteeContact Corky to join.
 
Present members and more welcomed:
Corky
Lori
Kevin
Doug
Jerry
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August 13 Speaker - RYLA 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! 
 
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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
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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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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.
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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!
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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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