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

Rotary Monthly Theme - October

 
October is Economic and Community Development Month. This is the time of year clubs focus on how we give back to Rotary using our vocations to support our economy and communities. 
Rotary Monthly Theme - October 2020-08-26 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 2020-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

Next Meeting

On August 25, our County Commissioner J.J. Koch will talk to us about "What is Going On in the County."
 
Next Meeting 2020-08-12 05:00:00Z 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 2020-08-07 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

Zoom Meeting Info for August

If you plan to join our meeting via zoom
Here is the zoom information
 
Topic: Addison Midday Rotary - Zoom meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Tue, until Aug 25, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        Aug 4, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
        Aug 25, 2020 12:00 PM
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 832 1043 8313
Passcode: 893336
 
 
Zoom Meeting Info for August 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - August

 
August is Membership Month, which means it's time to celebrate our Rotary club, our members, and the good we do in our community and around the world.
Rotary Monthly Theme - August 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

August 4 Meeting - GW Bush

August 4
Ms. Crowling, Principal Bush Elementary School
 
Principal Carol Crowling of George H.W Bush Elementary School will talk to us about the challenge of educating during COVID-17 Pandemic and we will collecting money for dry erase markers for the school as a service project for the month. 
August 4 Meeting - GW Bush 2020-07-23 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
August Board Meeting 2020-07-18 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

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 2020-07-09 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

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 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
June 9 Meeting - New Member Talk 2020-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

June Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 11:00 am
 
Meeting on Zoom
 
 
 
 
To discuss:
 
Meeting at May Dragon
Change to dues structure
Corporate membership
 
June Board Meeting 2020-06-04 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

Flag Schedule for Labor 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 Labor 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

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 Stan Herrin know
mrsmherrin@gmail.com
 
Meeting Ideas 2020-04-18 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

Welcome Our Newest Member

 
The Board has approved Greg Dean as our newest member and he will be inducted into our club on April 7.
 
Welcome Greg
 
Greg works for Aaron Augustine Allstate Insurance.
 
Welcome Our Newest Member 2020-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
March 24 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 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

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
Joint Club Happy Hour 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
February 18 Meeting - Club Assembly 2020-02-13 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 28 Meeting - Fire and Police

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer
Addison Fire Chief David Jones
 
Chief Spence and Chief Jones will talk about the Fire and Police Departments in Addison and their Santa's Hero's program.
 
January 28 Meeting - Fire and Police 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Summit

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

The purpose of the 2nd District Flag Summit is to continue discussion of Best Practices with specific emphasis on Marketing, Record Keeping and perhaps even address the enormous Buying Power we have if we pool resources.   Clubs are encouraged to bring examples of Collateral Material such as handouts as well as examples of incentive plans your club may have to sell subscriptions.  We will have a couple of demos on Automated Flag Recording Keeping Programs.
 
This is being Hosted by Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary.  There will be no cost to attend, but please register as a courtesy to our hosts. 
 
 
Flag Summit 2020-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Shopping for Santa's Heroes 2019-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates Bell to Bush Elementary

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

Schedule for December

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

December 10 - Service Lunch Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

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

AMRC Holiday Party

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

Vocational Talks

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

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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November 26 Meeting - Thankful 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
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!
Donation to the Addison Police and Fire Departments 2019-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Metrocrest Services - Season of Service Lunch 2019-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

Cops and Kids Pancake Breakfast Presentation

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

Foundation Moment

Rotary Foundation
Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority. When Rotary launched the PolioPlus program in 1985, there were more than 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary has worked with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to help immunize more than 2.5 billion children and reduce the incidence of polio by 99 percent. Rotary has contributed more than US$1 billion to the global eradication efforts.
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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.
Flag Work Day - Tuesday Oct 15 2019-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

REAL Training

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

October 1 Speaker

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

Pill Jars No Longer Accepted

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

Bring Potential Members

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

Thanks for the Markers!

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

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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Camp RYLA continues after Camp RYLA is over 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

What should be on our new banner?

 
We are designing a new banner that represents our club.
 
What should we put on it that represents Addison?
 
A clock showing noon would be nice, but Addison does not have a clock.
 
Let Stan Herrin know what represents Addison!
 
 
 
What should be on our new banner? 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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
Help on the Membership Committee 2019-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
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! 
 
RYLA Thank you 2019-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

President Jerry's Message for 2019-2020

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

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
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to Award Winners 2019-07-11 05:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 Rotary Year at a Glance

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

Work Day Benefiting Metrocrest Services

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

Newest AMRC Member

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

Camp RYLA Drivers

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

District Award

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

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

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OF THE THINGS we think, say, or do:

 1) Is it the TRUTH?

 2) Is it FAIR to all Concerned?

 3) Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSIPS?

 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned?

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Two New Membership Categories

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

Bush Elementary Carnival

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

AMRC Supports the Ebangweni Mission Hospital

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

Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

AMRC Supports Hope Supply

 

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