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Rotary International

2018 - 2019 Theme:

Be The Inspiration

Barry Bassin - President

Rotary International Web Site

Rotary District 5810

Serving the Dallas Metraplex Area

Bill Slicker, District Govenor

District 5810 Web Site

Officers and Directors of the Club


President: Mary Jo Cater

President-Elect: Jerry Allison

Secretary: Nancy Williams

Treasurer: Michael Felan


Click for a complete list of Club Officers and Directors

April 23

Ekansh Tambe

A Thousand Words

April 30

Kara Altenbaumer-Price

March of Dimes for Babies

May 4

March of Dimes

March for Babies











Addison, Texas


Meeting Location Time and Place 


Tuesday at 12:00 Noon

May Dragon

4848 Belt Line Rd

Dallas, TX

SE Corner Belt Line and Addison Rd/Inwood Rd


Click for a Map to our meeting Location



April 16

Stan Herrin

Our New Website









Past President Stan Herrin talks about the new web site, the District Website and the 'MyRotary' Website.


April 23

Ekansh Tambe

A Thousand Words


Ekansh has been documenting the impact a border has on citizens, residents, immigrants and federals agents. He began with the US – Mexico border.


In the December of 2017, he explored the border between North and South Korea and visited the DMZ.  His discussions with the South Korean people led him to believe that peace is what's most important to Korean people.


In summer of 2018, he traveled to the West Bank (Palestine), Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Gaza to document the humanitarian crisis along the border.


Currently his is working on the Spain / Morocco border and the Berlin Wall.


Ekansh lives in Dallas and is a freshman at St. Mark’s School of Texas.  He loves reading, traveling, meeting new people and playing ping pong.  He competes in local tennis tournaments.  He has a collection of over 8000 phots shot along the various border he has visted.


Recently, he had an exhibition at the Addison Conference and Theatre Center.


Website - www.thousandwords-photography.squarespace.com




From our President

Welcome to the Addison Midday Rotary Club web site.  We invite you to take a look around our site and find out more about our Club and about Rotary.


Please visit "Message from the Club President".


To learn more about our club, visit our FACEBOOK PAGE.


To learn more about Rotary, view the District 5810 video.


Yours in Rotary,


Mary Jo Cater


Addison Midday Rotary Club - Addison, Texas








Addison Midday Rotary Flag Lease Program


Our Flag Lease Program puts out flags on five holidays:


1. President's Day (3rd Monday in February)

2. Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

3. Independence Day (July 4th)

4. Labor Day /Patriot Day (1st Monday in September and 9/11)

5. Veterans Day (November 11)


To find out more information about our program

and to sign-up, please visit out The Flag Lease Program Web site:


Club News


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.  Additional pictures are found in the 'Album' section of this web page.


















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 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.




















Dr. Seuss Day

George H. W. Bush Elementary School.


Several members of our club read to first and second graders at the Elementary School in Addison on March 1.  The students gave us Thank-You notes.  The event was sponsored by the United Way of Dallas.  Read more here 






























REACT in the News

Did you see this story in the Dallas Morning News about REACT in Addison? In 2018, the Addison Midday Rotary Club support REACT with a Scholarship to REACT's "No Athlete Left Behind" Program and a scholarship to REACT "Legacy Project". Funds for these scholarships came from our Flag Lease Program.






Rotary Birthday Party

On February 22, the Addison Midday Rotary Club and the Addison Rotary Club held a joint meeting to celebrate Rotary International's 114 Birthday on February 23.












2017-2018 Rotary Citation

Past District Governor Rick Amsberry presents Past Preseident Stan Herrin the 2017-2018 Rotary Citation from the RI President.  Congratulations to the Addison Midday Rotary Club!






















Addison Midday Rotary Club partnered with the Addison Athletic Club's Health and Fitness Expo.


Addition pictures in the 'Album' section 
























Congratulations to Stan Herrin

Paul Harris + 8




















Holiday ActivitiesPictures

More pictures can be found in the 'Photo Album' section of this website










Meet the Jim Duffy RYLA Scholarship Winner

Our club sponsord a scholarship to RYLA in the name of long time club member and RYLA leader Jim Duffy.   The scholarship winner, Ryan Reed, is pictured with Jim Duffy. Ryan graduated this year from Gunter High School and plans to attend Texas State University to pursue a business degree. While in high school Ryan was Student Council President and founded the school’s Interact Club. He participated in numerous sport at Gunter including football, basketball, power lifting and his favorite, track. 














Dry-Erase Markers for Bush Elementary

Club memebers donated dry-erase markers for Bush Elementary School.  They were presented to the school when Assistant Principal Melissa James and Principal Crowling spoke to our club.



















Starting the Year at Metrocrest Services

Starting the new Rotary year with service. On July 10 we helped prepare food sacks for Metrocrest Services Sack Summer Hunger program. 





























A Summary of 2017-2018


Average membership = 25


Volunteer Hours on Club Projects = 513


Club Donations

Metrocrest Services Season of Service Lunch
District 5810 Govenor Project
Rotary Foundation - Polio Plus
American Fallen Soldiers Project
City of Addison Christmas Tree Candy
Jesuit College Prep - Interact Lights
Addison Police Dept - Cops & Kids (District Grant)
Shelter Box
School Uniforms - Nicaragua
Supplies - Nicaragua
Hope Supply Easter Baskets
Rotary International Trees for the Environment Project
RYLA (3 Students)
District 5810 Veterans Project
Medical Bottles for Malawi



Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Club Award Winners


The Service Above Self Award  to: Nancy Williams – in recognition for organizing club service projects and her work with the Disaster Relief Team from Good Shepherd Episcopal School










The Spirit of Rotary Award  to: Bruce Arfsten – for participation in club service projects and work days, outside volunteering and rewriting the flag brochure.











The Rotarian of the Year Award to:  Ivan Hughes – for taking over the treasurer’s job, despite his busy schedule.











The Special Award to: Linda Groce - for leading the Flag Lease Program, with out this program our year would not have been so successful













Fifth Tuesday Fun - On the Fifth tuesday in May we had dinner at Al Angell's house















Supporting REACT Neuro Rehab


On May 1, 2018 the Addison (TX) Midday Rotary Club presented two checks to REACT Neuro-Rehab in Addison, TX.


REACT offers a comprehensive multi-modal approach to neurological recovery through a blend of neuroscience and strength training principles.


The first donation is for a scholarship to REACT’s ‘No Athlete Left Behind’ program.  This program allows REACT to serve a population that, due to their injury and the financial burden that consumes families affected by these conditions, is unable to fund their participation in REACT’s Neuro-Restorative training program.  This elite one-on-one training program offers customized training prescriptions.  The focus is on restoring motor function, building strength and enhancing overall independence.


The second donation is for a scholarship to REACT’s ‘Legacy Project’.  The Legacy Project, a free program offered to applicants, is a 12-week high-intensity, group training program that combines strength training and sport. Participants are given a unique opportunity to overcome their physical limitations and inspire others to achieve what many view as impossible. 


After the presentation, REACT call a mother with MS and told her that she had been selected as the recipient of the No Athlete Left Behind scholarship – she started crying…happy tears!  



Medicine Bottles for Malawi

We are helping a Lions Club collect empty pill bottles for a medical facility in Malawi. Without these pill bottels, medicine is dispensed into the patient's hand.



















Easter Baskets 2018

Additional pictures are found in the Album section























Our Trip to Bitter Sister Brewery in Addison






































Hurricane Harvey Inspired

This is how we responded to the Hurrican Harvey Disaster - we raised and donated $2,000 to Shelter Box  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/.  At our January 9 meeting, local Rotarian and Shelter Box Representative Bruce Heller spoke to our club about Shelter Box's response to Hurrican Harvey.  Our donation will be used in future disasters.

























Paul Harris Fellow '+'

Congratulations to Club Memeber Jerry Allison who is now a 'Paul Harris + 3'.  His achievement inspired three members to sign up for reoccurring giving to the Rotary Foundation.




















Paul Harris Fellows

Congratulations to our two newest Paul Harris Fellows - Mary Jo Cater and Ivan Hughes.  We have 17 Paul Harris Fellows in our club!

















Santa's Heros 

On December 19, 20 and 22 we helped the Police and Fire Departments from the Town of Addison with their 'Santa's Hero' project.  We partnered with the Addison Rotary Club in obtaining a District Grant, we wrapped packages, and we handed out packages. 


"The mission of the toy drive is for every child in Addison to receive a toy from Santa Cop and Rudolph the Rescue Reindeer through a mobile Christmas Village, and help disadvantaged families by providing Christmas gifts for their children."






























Assisting Metrocrest Services 

On December 5 we helped Metrocrest Services prepare their Holiday Distribution Site.  We cut wrapping paper, sorted coats and sacked candy.  More Volunteer Opportunites are posted on the Metrocrest Services Web Site.


























State Representative Linda Koop for District 102 visted our club on November 28.  Representative Koop serves northern Dallas County.



















We were at the Town of Addison Christmas Tree Light - We set up a booth and handed out candy canes.








































Sorting cans at Metrocrest Services, November 14














At our October 31 meeting, James Bond and Little Red Riding hood visited the Club with lots of candy.  The Club, in response to an 'emergency' request from Metrocrest Services, had members bring Rice, Beans and Canned Pumpkin
























The Addison Midday Rotary Club would like to recognize the Good Shepherd Episcopal School Disaster Relief Team for their recent deployment to feed the victims of Hurrican Harvey.  One member of the team is a member of our club. 


Thanks for all you do!








































































The Addison Midday Rotary Club was awarded two District awards for 2016-2017 Rotary Year:

>Web Presence of the Year - Small Club

>Bulletin Excellence - Small Club

























District 5810 Governor Rick Amsberry visited on September 19

















While visiting George HW Bush Elementary Grade School in Addison, Principal Crawling mentioned she need 13 table put together.  Three days later we were back at the school putting the tables together.












Our July Service project - packing sacks for Metrocrest Services' project - Sack Summer Hunger














Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 Awards Winner

Rotarian of the Year - Linda Groce

Service above Self - Al Angell

Spirt of Rotary - Lori Ward












On August 6, six members of the Addison Midday Rotary delived sacks for 'Sack Summer Hunger', Metrocrest Services.
Pictured are Al Angell, Bruce Arfsten and Phil Griggs.
Also particpating were Margie Gunther, Kevin Ross and Stan Herrin.




 Rotarian of the Year


Ron Whitehead


The Rotarian of the Year stands out in the club for demonstrating "Service Above Self" and commitmnent to the Four-Way Test.  Ron is an outstanding club member who has made significant contributions to the mission and operation of our club, and to the avenues of Community Service.






Spirit of Rotary


 Neil Hewitt


The Spirit of Rotary award is given to a member who has been exceptionally active in Rotary.












Service Above Self
Linda Groce


The Service Above Self award is given to a Rotarian who performed continuing humanitarian servie and is intended to recognize those who actively help others through Rotary. 










 Paul Harris + News











At our April 26 Meeting, Al Angell was presented with his Paul Harris +3 Pin



Metrocrest Keyholder Breakfast

March 17, 2016

The Rotary Club of Addison supports Metrocrest Services, and sponsored a Table at this event.


More Pictures in the Photo Album Section on this Home Page





Easter Baskets for Hope Supply Co.

March 16, 2016


More Pictures in the Photo Album Section on this Home Page.






Paul Harris '+' News

At our March 9 meeting, President Ryan Fuchs presented Stan Herrin with his 'Paul Harris +5' pin.


Giving is easy when one enrolls in the recurring Rotary Direct program.




Top Female Executive Awards

Annual Luncheon

March 2, 2016

The Rotary Club of Addison Midday was a sponsor of this event

Arranged by The Addison Magazine.  Support Addison!













Read Across Dallas ISD

Dr. Seuss Day at George HW Bush Elementary School

March 2, 2016

More Pictures in the Photo Album Section on this Home Page











Christmas in January Party

January 7, 2016

More Pictures in the Photo Album Section on this Home Page









New Meeting Location and Day of Week

Blue Mesa Grill

Wednesdays at noon










Paul Harris News

Jerry Allison











Service Project

November 3, 2015  11:45

Metrocrest Services

See pictures from this service project by clicking on 'Photo Album', left hand column, this page.

Thanks Margie for setting this up!








District Award Winners

Service to New Generation

Bulletin Excellence, Small Club 

On October 3, our club received two District 5810 awards.  The first was a club award for Bulletin Excellence for Small Club.  Stan Herrin received this award for the club.  This award recognizes the club's news letter.


The second was an individual award to Jim Duffy - Service to New Generation.  This award recognizes all of Jim's RYLA work.






Job Well Done

Hats off and Thanks to Scott  Buzzell for his outstanding job organizing and MC’ing the District 5810 Awards and presentation.


Hats off and Thanks to Bruce Arfsten for serving on the Awards Nominating Committee with Scott.



District Governor's Visit

September 1


Highlights from the District Governor's Talk:

  • Because of you, we have made a difference
  • If it is good for your club, it is good for Rotary
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness -  have you had your check up?


Because of Rotary, Cameroon became Polio Free for 1 year on July 8, Nigeria became Polio free for 1 year on July 22 and Somalia becaue Polio free for 1 year on August 11


The Addision Midday Rotary Club presented the District Governor's Spouse Pam Webb, with a check for $250 for Human Trafficking Iniative.?




Addison Middday Rotary Sponsored Jeremy Lane and Sean Rilley at Camp RYLA, held August 2 thru 7. Jeremy and Sean are seniors at Jesuit College Prep and are members of the Interact Club we sponsor at the school.



Fantasy Football League

Draft Night

August 19



Service Above Self Award

Addison Midday Rotary Club

Stan Herrin


Stan Herrin was awarded our club's Service Above Self award for 2014 - 2015 in recognition of his undertaking of the club's newsletter and home page.











Perfect Attendance Pins


The following Perfect Attendance Pins were given at our Initiation banquet


Jim Duffy 24 Years

Greg Hanson 21

Scott Buzzell 10

Neil Hewitt 10

Al Angell 8

Stan Herrin 6

Linda Groce 4

Darcy Neuzill 3

Ryan Fuchs 2

Ivan Hughes 1



Installation Banquet

Thursday, June 25

The Blue Mesa Restaurant


Incoming President Ryan Fuchs receiving the Presidential Pin from outboing President Darci Neuzil













2015 - 2015 Officers

President: Ryan Fuchs

President-Elect: Kevin Ross

Secretary: Ivan Hughes

Treasurer: Stan Herrin

Sergent-at-Arms: Jim Duffy

Program Co-Chair: Al Angell

Program Co-Chair: Reggie Carney

Fellowship/Fun Chair: Ron Whitehead

Membership Chair: Linda Groce

Services Projects Chair: Margie Gunther

Public Relations: Stan Herrin

Rotary Foundation Chair: Kevin Ross



June Service Project

Landscaping for a Metrocrest Services family

Wanda Stringfellow's Home

1601 Cottonwood, Carrollton, Texas 75006


From Ivan Hughes

"A huge thanks to Darci, Mary Jo, Bruce, and Jim Duffy for helping with the yardwork at Mrs. Stringfellow’s this morning. She and her daughter were very appreciative. I think we made a difference."



Donation to Metrocrest Foundation

On May 18, the Addison Midday Rotary Club donated $10,000 to Metrocrest Services General Fundas our 2014-2015 grant recipient.


Jim Duffy, Linda Groce and Darcy Neuzil presented the check to Tracy Eubanks of Metrocrest Services.


Our club foundation voted to donate the funds to the Metrocrest Services because of all of the good work they do in the community. Metrocrest Services has a Sack Summer Hunger program, where lunch is provided to hundreds of local children during the summer months when school lunches are not available. The organization also has a food pantry which helps many families in need, along with an employment program which helps individuals achieve financial security through employment.


Because there are so many people in our area that rely on the programs at Metrocrest Services, the Addison Midday Rotary Club  Board felt the Metrocrest Services mission is important and we are honored to be able to provide funds to support Metrocrest Services.



From a Press release from Metrocrest Services regarding theirTee UP Fundraiser:


The event generated $60,000 for programs provided by the nonprofit Metrocrest Services to families and seniors. In addition, members of the Addison Midday Rotary Club were on site and presented a donation in the amount of $10,000. “Our members voted to support Metrocrest Services,” explained Darci Neuzil, President of Addison Midday Rotary Club, “because they help so many in our community.”

















Donation for Disaster Relief in Nepal

The Addison Midday Rotary Club donated $1,000 for disaster relief in Nepal. The donation is part of a simplified district grant coordinated by the Rotary District 5810 E-Club. The first $2,500 of contributions to the grant are being matched by the District. As of Tuesday, the District had collect approximately $8,000.





Paul Harris '+' News

At our May 19 Meeting President Darcy Neuzil presented Stan Herrin with his 'Pual Harris + 4' pin and Al Angel with his 'Paul Harris + 2' pin.








Refurbishing the Family Place Library


Pictures of our clubs effort to Refurbish the Family Place Shelter Library in 2013 have been added to the Photo Album section of our home page.









Service Project for Metrocrest Services

Food Checking and Sorting at Metrocrest Warehouse


On May 12, the Addison Midday Rotary Club met at the Metrocrest Warehouse and loaded the Metrocrest van with donated toiletry items. The club's 30 minutes of work saved the Metrocrest staff several hours of work.


Additional pictures can be found in the Photo Album on the Club's Homepage.









April Service Project

George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School

Service Project


On May 1, the Addison Midday Rotary became Carnies for the George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School celebrate Patriot Fest, manning games for the students.


Additional pictures can be found in the Photo Album on the Club's Homepage.









March Service Project

Captain Hope Kids







At our March 31 meeting, we made Easter Baskets for Captain Hope's Kids to distribute to homeless children.


Captain Hope's Kids, founded in 1989 as The Hope Foundation for the Homeless and in 1994 became Captain Hope Kids, dedicates time, resources and attention to meeting the needs of homeless children.


Over the past two years, Captain Hope’s Kids has raised and donated over $1.3 million in clothes, diapers, school supplies and more to the homeless children of North Texas.


Pictures of us making baskets can be viewed on our homepage under "Photo Album".



Field Trip

Addison Treehouse


Pictures of our Field Trip to the Addison Tree House can be viewed on our homepage under "Photo Album"








A BIG THANKS and HATS OFF to Al Angell and his wife Lynn for opening their lovely home and providing our club with a great Social Dinner on February 28. Everyone enjoyed tasting Al's magnum of 'Al's Special Blend' red wine!




February Service Project

Pack and Distribute Food Distribution Bags

Metrocrest Services

Eat Smart, Live Strong is a supplemental food program offered to low-income seniors once a month. In addition to their providing fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods - approximately 18 pounds - to over 100 qualified recipients each month.



Packing Food for Distribution on February 10 

Additional Pictures are found on the Photo Album Page









Distributing Food on February 13

Additional Pictures are found on the Photo Album Page










A BIG Thanks to everyone who helped!



Peace Symposium

Sponshorship by the Rotary Club of Addison Midday allowed three students to attend the Rotary District 5810 Peace Symposium on Saturday, January 31st . Students from the Interact Club at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas included: L to R Jeremy Lane, John Wolpert, and Alonso Espinosa Dominguez.














Congratulations to Al Angel, who was presented his Paul Harris Society pin on December 23 by Chuck Bealmear, District 5810's Paul Harris Society Coordinator District.






December 7 2014 - Christmas Party

A good time was had by all at the Addison Town Hall over a great supper and fun gift exchange.  More pictures are found on the Photo Album page.





November 2014 - Angel Tree at Galleria Mall

During the month of November, members of the Addison Midday Rotary club assisted the Salvation Army in explaining the Angel Tree to mall visitors. 


Through the Angel Tree program, the Salvation Army provides gifts to children in need who would otherwise be left out on Christmas.  


A BIG Thanks to everyone who helped!



November 15, 2014 - MetroCrest home Repair Service Project

The Addison Midday Rotary Club and the Interact Club from Jesuit College Preparatory School, cleaned the yard of an elderly lady with a disabled son.  Shurbs were cut down, debris was removed and the project was declared a success!


A BIG Thanks to everyone who helped!



May 2014

Jim Duffy Named District Rotarian of the Year for 2013 - 2014


Jim’s Recognition is for his work with Camp RYLA where he is a member of the District 5810 Camp RYLA Committee and is a staff member during camp week each year. He has been involved in RYLA since he entered Rotary in 1991.  




Hats off to Jim



January 2014 

Hotcake Hustle Pictures from the Dallas Morning News.







July 14 Meeting

Orlando Campos



July 7 Meeting
President Ryan Fuchs
June 30 Meeting
Robert Phillips
June 16 Meeting
Trusted World


District Award Winners

Service to New Generation

Bulletin Excellence, Small Club 

On October 3, our club received two District 5810 awards.  The first was a club award for Bulletin Excellence for Small Club.  Stan Herrin received this award for the club.  This award recognizes the club's news letter.


The second was an individual award to Jim Duffy - Service to New Generation.  This award recognizes all of Jim's RYLA work.