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
Service Projects
  1. July – Volunteer at Metrocrest Services – Sack Summer Hunger
  2. Aug – Dry Erase Markers Donated to Bush Elementary School
  3. Sept – Wipe Out Kids Cancer Run – rained out
  4. Oct – Baby Items for Hope Supply – 50 Baskets
  5. Nov – Addison Circle Tree Lighting – Candy Give Away
  6. Nov – Volunteer at Run the Lights to Benefit the Addison Legacy Foundation
  7. Nov – Volunteer at Metrocrest Services – Thanksgiving Food Sorting
  8. Dec – Volunteer at Metrocrest Services Holiday Store
  9. Dec – Santa’s Heroes Gift Wrapping and $5,000 donation
  10. Jan – Community Health and Fitness – Joint Sponsorship with the Addison Athletic Club
  11. March – Read Dr. Seuss at Bush Elementary School
  12. March – Donation of $1,500 to the Ebangweni Mission Hospital in Malawi to fund solar panels
  13. April – Easter Baskets for Hope Supply – 50 Baskets
  14. May – Volunteer at Bush Elementary School Carnival
  15. June – Volunteer at Metrocrest Services – Sack Summer Hunger
  16. June – First Annual Pancake Breakfast
  17. June – Volunteer at Cops & Kids Event
Ongoing Service/Fundraising Efforts
  • Flag Lease Program
  • Collect Pill Bottles for Malawi Hospital
  • Collect Boxtops for Education for Bush Elementary School
  • Maintained Title Sponsorship for Metrocrest Services Seasons of Service Annual Fundraiser with Area Rotary Clubs
  • Enrolled Our Foundation in Kroger and Tom Thumb Rewards Programs
  • Attended FEMA Emergency Shelter Training
Expand Our Presence on Social Media
  • Two Education Sessions about Rotary Branding and Websites
  • Regular Updates on FaceBook, Linked-In and Meet Up
  • Upgrade Our Club Website to ClubRunner
  • Post Tons of Content to the New Website
Working together with the Addison Rotary Club
  • Two Joint Meetings
  • Santa’s Heroes
  • Cops & Kids
  • Monthly Happy Hours
  • Coat and Sweater Donations for Mexico
  • First Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Club’s Internal Efforts
  • Development of New Membership Types:  Household and Under 40 – Approved, Corporate Under Final Revision
  • Selected, Sponsored and Transported our RYLA Campers to/from Camp
  • Began Transition of Jesuit Interact Club Responsibilities from Jim to Bruce
  • Incoming President and President Elect attended PETS Training
  • Attended District Grants Training and Several District Roundtables