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Midday News

Volume 9 Number 7

January, 2018


Rotary Club of Addison Midday

4145 Beltline Road

Suite 212-242

Addison, TX  75001



 Tuesdays Noon 

May Dragon Restaurant, Addison  



January 8

Lori Fickling and Donna R. Hernandez

Practical Ideas to Growing Your Rotary Club


Across the board, Lions Clubs, Rotary International, Kiwanis Clubs, Jaycees, Shriners and other successful organizations have seen membership decline by as much as 64% in the past 40 years. Recruiting new, younger members continues to fall short of the losses from attrition, as the average membership age exceeds 64 years.  The speakers talk about practical ideas to growing Rotary Club and keeping current members engaged.



January 8












January 15

Meet at the Athletic Club

Service Hour Lunch

Assemble goody bags for the Club’s Health and Wellness Open House.  Addison Midday Rotary Club is partnering with the Town of Addison Athletic Club Staff in this community wide event from 4:00 to 7:00 on January 15 at the Athletic Club.


No Meeting at the May Dragon


Lunch at the Athletic Club













January 15

Health and Wellness Open House

Addison Athletic Club






















Addison Midday Rotary Club is partnering with Addison Athletic Club in sponsoring the Health and Fitness Expo.  We arranged for the blood pressure, Stop the Bleed and CPR training exhibits.  AMRC members are needed from 4:00 - 7:00 to work registration, man our flag table, make announcements, etc.  Please sign up!  The open house is at the Town of Addison Athletic Club.



January 22

Adam Taichi Kraft 

Understanding the On-Going Global Cyber War













Adam Kraft will speak to us about:

        - Why small businesses are also targets these days.

        - How you could inadvertently run afoul of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

        - How you could inadvertently be posturing yourself to be banned from future global opportunities.

        - Why DFW is particularly vulnerable to cyber security threats.

        - “Communication hygiene” and what you and your team need to know.


Adam was one of our Nation’s intelligence collection leaders as a Federal Civilian Intelligence Officer within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) from August 2009 until August 2015.



January 29

Juli Branson

SOTU: What We Can Learn From This Speech That Breaks All The Rules


From George Washington’s 1,089 words to Donald Trump’s 5,006 words, the President’s State of the Union (SOTU) has a long, interesting history as the President lays out where the country is and where it is going under his leadership. Juli R. Branson will give a brief history of the SOTU, explain how it breaks all traditional speech rules, and offer tips on how to mine the speech for useful information that could impact you and your business.


 Juli R. Branson has experienced the SOTU as a Reporter writing news stories on it, a Congressional Press Secretary writing talking points about it, and as a Presidential Administration Speechwriter working with the White House to draft portions of it.


She currently serves as a Senior Executive Communications Consultant, based in Addison, where she helps clients develop their personal story, identify their business and professional goals, and find authentic, lasting and measurable success through compelling storytelling via content development. Throughout her career, she has developed experts in politics, business and charitable organizations so they could make a difference. She continues to help clients achieve personal goals through better communication. 



January is Vocational Service Month























This is the month when we “recognize all useful occupations as worthy of respect” and when we can use our “work as an opportunity to serve society”, remembering the Second Object of Rotary: “High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society”.



Club News


Santa's Heros

Gift Give-a-way





























Santa's Heros

Addison Midday Rotary Club Donated $500
















Santa's Heros

Wrapping Packages 


















Christmas Party

Dinner and Gift Exchange



























Service Lunch at

Metrocrest Services























Fantasy Football - Final Standings


 1 - Team Neuzil

 2 - Team Angell

 3 - Team Herrin

 4 - Team Ward






Ongoing Service Projects:  Collecting Pill Containers for Malawi and Box Tops for Education for Bush Elementary School.  Bring as you collect them!













District 5810 News

Mardi Gras Party - End Polio Fundraiser
Prestonwood Country Club
15909 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Must be 21 or older to attend


Register on the District 5810 Web Site


50-50 Drawing



  Looking for the Queen of Diamonds. 












Of the Things we think, say, or do:


Is it the Truth?


Is it Fair to all Concerned?


Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships?


Will it be Beneficial to all Concerned?