Midday News

AMRC Midday News for March 5, 2024
V14 N27
 
March is Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Month
 
Midday News 2024-03-26 05:00:00Z 0

March 5 Meeting - Kristi Roye, Traffick911

March 5, 2024
Kristi M. Roye Director of Development
Traffick911
 
Traffick911 is a North Texas-based non-profit organization existing to free youth from sex trafficking by building trust-based relationships.
 
Founded in 2009, Traffick911 frees youth from sex trafficking by building trust-based relationships. This is accomplished through its flagship Voice & Choice Program which provides 24/7 crisis response, field-based advocacy, and specialized case management for child sex trafficking victims alongside law enforcement and community multi-disciplinary team partners.
 
The scope of child sex trafficking in North Texas currently outweighs the resources available to address it. Through Traffick911’s support of more than 2,000 survivors over 12 years, there has been a continuous pattern noted: victims are not receiving the specialized services they need and the emotional support for long-term healing. This often leads to victims returning to a life of exploitation. 
 
Growing up in the Navy, Kristi Roye’s relationship building started at a young age. Moving every couple of years, she was tasked with learning new places, building friendships, and relying on her strong values. Throughout her life, relationships became the core of who she is – developing a passion for helping people regardless of their life circumstances. Her nonprofit career expands almost 15 years and has led her to organizations focused on marginalized populations, youth, and social justice issues - many pointing to the intersectional issues within child sex trafficking. Through her experiences, and by recognizing that there are so many pressing needs in our own backyards, Kristi finds the most joy in connecting people to the causes they care about – asking them to volunteer, lead, give, or serve to make their world a better place - and dropping love bombs on them when they do!
March 5 Meeting - Kristi Roye, Traffick911 2024-02-29 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates to WOVEN Health Clinic

 
At our February 20 meeting, after Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director of Woven Health Clinic, made her presentation, the Addison Midday Rotary Club made a $1,500 donation to WOVEN Health Clinic.
 
The donation will be used to provide vaccination shots to those who cannot afford the cost of the shot.
 
Over 85% of the patients at WOVEN Health Clinic are uninsured.  
 
100% are below 250% of the poverty level.
AMRC Donates to WOVEN Health Clinic 2024-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Greg Wood Get His Badges His Badge 2024-02-22 06:00:00Z 0

February 27 Meting - Operation Kindness

February 27 Meeting
Julie Goff
Operation Kindness
Operation Kindness is a pioneer in Texas for assisting animals in need of veterinary care, companionship and most of all, a home. Their lifesaving shelter in Carrollton is a safe haven for more than 5,000 homeless dogs and cats each year.
 
Operation Kindness is proud to be a vital resource for community pets by providing affordable and accessible veterinary care, and innovative programs that enable their shelter partners to increase their life-saving outcomes.
 
Julie Goff is a 17-year veteran of Operation Kindness. In her role of Senior Development Manager, Julie is passionate about sharing the mission and impact of Operation Kindness with donors and the community. By forging important partnerships and engaging key supporters, she works to achieve Operation Kindness' annual fundraising plan of $15,000,000.
February 27 Meting - Operation Kindness 2024-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
March 8 - Metrocrest Chamber Annual Awards 2024-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

February 20 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic

February 20
Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director
Woven Health Clinic
 
As a non-profit, Woven Health is an innovative patient-centric model of comprehensive direct primary healthcare, combined with high-quality integrated care. Ultimately, Woven Health is designed to focus on wellness and disease prevention – all of which are accessible, and affordable.
Passionate about community engagement and non-profit development, Jackie Rakowski is a seasoned Executive Director and development professional currently serving as the Executive Director of Woven Health Clinic. In this pivotal role, Jackie leads with vision and strategy, overseeing the clinic's outreach and engagement initiatives while forging key partnerships. 
 
 
February 20 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic 2024-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendars

Mar 1 - Reading Day, Bush Elementary School
 
Mar 5 - Kristi Roye, Traffick911
 
Mar 8 - Metrocrest Chamber Annual Awards
 
Mar 12 - Strictly Social
 
Mar 19 - Easter Baskets 
 
 
Mark Your Calendars 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
February 13 - Strictly Social 2024-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
February 13 - No Meeting at May Dragon 2024-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting

February Board Meeting 
Feb. 20
11:00 am
May Dragon
 
 
 
Board Meeting 2024-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

March 1 - Reading Day at Bush Elementary School 

 
It's that time of year for one of the coolest community services projects that we actually get direct interaction with our community. Awesome, right? 
 
Bush Elementary School has invited us to read to students on Dr Suess Reading Day. This event used to be Read Across America, which so many of you have participated in previously. 
 
You can participate in this effort in any of these 3 ways:
 
1.  Sign up to read to students. The event is scheduled March 1st between 8:15 - 10:30 a.m.  Sign up for 1 or 2 hours, whatever your schedule permits.
 
2.  Donate interesting books. Anything you have that might interest a pre-K through 5th grader is welcome.
 
3.  Donate cash ($5, $10, or $20) for funding the school store.  Cash is always needed at the School Store. 
 
While books and money are always in need, it is also important that the kids see us (leaders in the community) and benefit from our presence in the school.  If you are available, please consider signing up to read. 
 
As always, if you have any questions or comments email or call Kelvin or Cliff.
 
Thank you!
 
Honorary Reading Day Chair
Mrs. Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
Former first lady of the United States. Mrs. Laura Bush, is this year’s Reading Day chair. A former librarian and teacher, Mrs. Bush is a vocal advocate for early reading initiatives. This year, two of our Reading Day book selections are from Mrs. Bush’s 2023 Summer Reading List for Kids.
 
March 1 - Reading Day at Bush Elementary School  2024-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Pictures from Metrocrest Service Meeting,  January 30 2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

February 6 - Home Health Care for Veterans

February 6 Meeting
 
Eric VanGoethem, Amada Senior Care
Home Health Care Benefits for Veterans and Spouses
AMRC member, Eric VanGoethem, has owned Amada Senior Care since February 2018 and has made it his mission to help seniors live safely and comfortably in the comfort of their own homes.  Amada Senior Care is dedicated to finding nearby caregivers, finding the best local senior housing options, and connecting clients with an advisor who will provide information on funding their care needs. 
 
Eric deeply empathizes with families who have experienced the vulnerability and uncertainty of seeing a loved one battle a disease. He watched his father quickly deteriorate from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease—a rare, degenerative prion disease that attacks the brain and is always fatal. Eric says, “I watched my mom become my dad’s caregiver and saw the toll that it took on her physically and emotionally while trying to still be the loving, supporting wife that she had been over 40 years—it drained her for years to come. Had we known and understood the benefits of in-home caregivers at the time, I know we would have navigated that difficult time of transition more smoothly.”
 
Eric’s wife and Chief Operating Officer Sabrina VanGoethem’s own family experiences sparked her interest in making a difference in seniors’ lives. She is inspired by her mother, who has been working as a caregiver for years in San Antonio. Hearing her mother’s stories of feeling fulfilled by her work and witnessing her passion for being a caregiver, Sabrina developed her enthusiasm for providing in-home senior care. Says Sabrina, “I just loved hearing her stories from her clients—they have experienced much change in their lives, and it was fascinating to listen.”
February 6 - Home Health Care for Veterans 2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

January 23 Meeting - Dr. Slejko, Dallas College North Lake

January 23 Meeting
Dr. Christa Slejko
Dallas College North Lake
Dr. Christa Slejko has served as President of Dallas College North Lake since September of 2011 including three years as interim prior to her permanent appointment. For ten years, she served as Vice President of Business Services responsible for the budget, facilities, and other operations of the college. She helped create the sustainability identity of which North Lake College is so proud. Christa began her career at Dallas College at the Mountain View campus in Information Technology and served as an adjunct instructor in Computer Science and Human Development.
January 23 Meeting - Dr. Slejko, Dallas College North Lake 2024-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

Fantasy Football 2023

Posted on Jan 09, 2024
AMRC Fantasy Football League 2023
Final Standings
 
 
 
1st Place - Doug Marold
 
2nd Place - Jim Duffy
 
3rd Place - Nancy Craig
 
(Nancy was away on official City Business)
Fantasy Football 2023 2024-01-09 06:00:00Z 0

January 19 - Annual Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 16 
Annual Meeting
 
Discuss the slate for the next Rotary year, status of budget and other club issues.
January 19 - Annual Meeting 2024-01-09 06:00:00Z 0

January 9 Meeting - Suchi Rao - Volunteer Coordinator

January 9 Meeting
Suchi Rao
Volunteer Coordinator for the Town of Addison
Suchi Rao, Volunteer Coordinator for the Town of Addison will talk about the Addison Advocates Volunteer Program.
 
If you are interested in being an adult volunteer for the Town of Addison, you need to attend the meeting!  The Addison Advocates Volunteer Program is an organization that takes pride in the quality of service they provide, since the member's contributions will only help build on this reputation.  The Addison Advocates Volunteer Program hopes your volunteer experience in Addison will be rewarding as you serve the community and bring pride to the program!
 
January 9 Meeting - Suchi Rao - Volunteer Coordinator 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

December 19 Meeting - Festive Fun at May Dragon

December 19
Festive Fun at May Dragon
Led by Bruce Arfsten
Join us at May Dragon for a Festive Fun Meeting led by the Mayor of Addison.  Among the fun we will be telling Christmas memories.  Did you see Santa Claus?  Do you have a favorite cookie at this time of year or are you like me and cannot stand Chocolate Covered Cherries because you ate too many one Christmas?  Be prepared to tell all this Tuesday.
December 19 Meeting - Festive Fun at May Dragon 2023-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

The Spirit of the Season

THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

With the spirit of the season,
which is peace,
The gladness of the season,
which is hope,
And the heart of the season,
which is love."
 
A Celtic Blessing
The Spirit of the Season 2023-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Holiday Schedule for the Midday News

The Midday News is published and mailed the Friday before a meeting of the AMRC.
 
The next Midday News will be published and mailed on January 5, 2024.
 
Holiday Schedule for the Midday News 2023-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Friday, December 8 - AMRC Holiday Party

Addison Midday Rotary Club
Holiday Party
Friday, December 8, 2023 
Home of Al and Lynn Angell  
14540 Winnwood Road Dallas, TX 75254
6:30 pm
 
 
 
We will have Dinner, followed by a "White Elephant" Gift Exchange. 
If you would like to participate, please bring one gift (max. value $25) 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.
 
Please RSVP by Dec. 5. Thank you!
 
Friday, December 8 - AMRC Holiday Party 2023-12-08 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Supports Santa's Hero's

On December 5, The Addison Rotary Club and The Addison Midday Rotary Club presented the Addison Fire and Police Departments with check for their Santa's Hero's program.   The money represents the proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast jointly held by both clubs on November 11.  
 
AMRC Supports Santa's Hero's 2023-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

December 5 Meeting - Town of Addison City Manager

December 5 Meeting
David Gaines
City Manager, Town of Addison
Since January of 2023, David Gaines has been the City Manager for the Town of Addison, where he provides administrative oversight for all Addison functions and staff.  From water resources to public safety, traffic flow to economic development, computer infrastructure to special events, the City Manager's Office serves to administer the annual budget, compliance, and oversight for daily operations.  He previously served as Denton’s Deputy City Manager and has also worked with the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District, and the City of Dublin, OH, as well as the cities of Grand Prairie, Celina, and Carrollton in Texas. He earned his Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Government Finance Officer.  
December 5 Meeting - Town of Addison City Manager 2023-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

November 28 Meeting - Trip to the Addison Airport

November 28
Visit to the Addison Airport
Registration 11:30 am; lunch at 12:00 noon with your preordered lunch.
 
Offsite meeting for a tour of the Addison Airport Offices, 4545 Jimmy Doolittle, Suite 200, Addison. - See Map below.
 
The tour will be given by Darci Neuzil, the deputy director of the Addison Airport, a busy corporate general aviation airport in the North Dallas business district.  Darci was part of a start-up project team responsible for the airport management contract beginning in 2000.  In her current position, she oversees the airport’s positive community relations, marketing, administration, communications, and special projects. She publishes business development materials, implements the successful airport noise program, and coordinates all airport special events and outreach.  Prior to working at Addison Airport, she served as administrator of planning and development at DFW International Airport.
 
No Meeting at May Dragon.
 
Lunch
Please RSVP to Stephanie or Suzie via email by noon Monday
With your sandwich and side choice.
(NO ORDER, NO LUNCH)
 
“TIRED OF TURKEY?”
Delicious Barbeque Lunch from Addison’s own Austin’s BBQ
 
Select:
Choice of sandwich – beef brisket or pulled pork
Choice of 2 sides: fries, BBQ beans, coleslaw or potato salad*
 
$14 per person – pay upon arrival
Registration: 11:30am
Lunch: 12noon
 
AMRC is furnishing unsweet iced tea and water
 
Meeting location: 4545 Jimmy Doolittle, Suite 200
Park anywhere in the parking lot.
 
 
 
 
November 28 Meeting - Trip to the Addison Airport 2023-11-25 06:00:00Z 0

Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY)

Are you Contributing to "Every Rotarian Every Year" [EREY]?
 
The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund makes it possible for Rotary clubs to transform lives worldwide. Your generous support funds local and international projects that advance The Rotary Foundation’s mission. All contributions to the international fund are spent on quality international Rotary projects. Help support these projects.
 
Give today.
 
The “Every Rotarian, Every Year” (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to contribute $100 every year to help us reach our goal to support the Rotary Foundation financially each year.
 
If you contribute $25 each quarter to the Rotary Foundation, you are participating.
 
If you do not, please consider contributing $100 to the Rotary Foundation on MyRotary.org. My Rotary | My Rotary
 
Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) 2023-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Foundation Minute 2023-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

November 23 - Feed the Hungry

Thanksgiving 8:00am - 2:00pm
 
Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving morning?
 
Join Martika and Kelvin for this wonderful opportunity to help others on thanksgiving morning.  Kelvin and Martika have volunteered for this event for the past several years. 
 
Carol Benavides (who owns Joe’s Pizza in downtown Carrollton) operates this event. It’s a great group of volunteers. 
 
November 23 - Feed the Hungry 2023-11-09 06:00:00Z 0

November 14 - North Texas Red Cross

November 14, 2023
Dr Linda Braddy, CEO
North Texas Red Cross
From the Red Cross Web Site:
"We respond to an emergency every 8 minutes.
No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.
  • We respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year.
  • 95% of our disaster relief workers are volunteers.
  • The vast majority of disasters we respond to are home fires."
Dr. Linda Braddy joined the American Red Cross North Texas Region as its CEO in February of 2023. Linda served as the president of Dallas College Brookhaven Campus from 2019 to 2023, where she was responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. Among her responsibilities, Linda served as interim provost while helping Dallas College restructure to meet the needs of students and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 14 - North Texas Red Cross 2023-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Greg Wood Proposed Member Two Meeting Comment Period Stan Herrin 2023-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

October 31 Meeting - Day of the Dead

October 31, 2023
Dr. Ruben Arellanos
Day of the Dead
Dr. Ruben Arellano will focus on the origins of the Day of the Dead and explore the cultural phenomenon that it has become. He will briefly describe its deep indigenous origins, process of Christianization, cultural evolution, and its growth in popularity in recent years. 
 
Dr. Arellano is an artist and scholar who has dedicated his life to advancing indigenous knowledge and to being actively involved in the Mexican American community of Dallas. He is a founding member of Kalpulli Tonalpilli (“People of the Sun” – an indigenous spiritual and cultural community) and serves on the Repatriation Committee for the Indigenous Cultures Institute of San Marcos, Texas. He is currently vice president of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League and is a founding member of The Mexican American Museum of Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Southern Methodist University and is a faculty member at Dallas College–Mountain View. His academic scholarship examines the history of Mexican Americans in Dallas and explores the indigenous landscape of the Chicano community.
October 31 Meeting - Day of the Dead 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
November 4 - Community Wide Clean Up 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
November 11 - Santa's Heros Pancake Breakfast 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest 2023 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
October 24 - World Polio Day 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

October 24 - Four Way Test Contest GHW Bush Elementary School

October 24
4-Way Test Contest
George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School
Sponsored by the Addison Midday Rotary Club
 
 
The Schedule on Contest Day: 
 
10:00 - 10:30 Judges Arrive
10:30 - Contestants taken to Bush Elementary School Auditorium
10:45 - Please arrive by 10:30 so you are seated when the Speeches begin.
11:00 - Speeches Begin
11:45 - Lunch / Pizza party for Rotary and students
12:15 - Winners announced
12:30 - Kids move to next class.
 
Please wear your florescence Yellow Shirt
 
 
October 24 - Four Way Test Contest GHW Bush Elementary School 2023-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

October 28 - Trunk or Treat

Halloween Candy Give Away - Oct 28 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Addison Midday Rotary Club is participating in the Trunk or Treat
 
Dress up if you want to or wear your most loved neon Rotary shirt!  We will decorate Mary Jo's car and give out Halloween candy at the Athletic Club on Oct 28th from 4:00 - 6:00pm.  
 
The Town will provide some candy, but you can never have too much!  Even little Halloween items might be fun!  All donations welcome!
 
Mary Jo (dressed as Little Red Riding Hood) 
October 28 - Trunk or Treat 2023-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
October 21 - Flag Work Day 2023-10-11 05:00:00Z 0

October 14 - Oktoberfest 2023

Rotary Club of Addison
Octoberfest 2023
October 14, 2023
6:00 pm
The Wolber Residence
5316 Paladium
Addison, TX 75254
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 14 - Oktoberfest 2023 2023-10-11 05:00:00Z 0

October 10 Meeting - Dr. Jay Ihrig with the Addison Arbor Foundation

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.
 
October 10 Meeting - Dr. Jay Ihrig with the Addison Arbor Foundation 2023-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Supplies for Book Brigade to Mexico delivered to the warehouse 2023-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Giving Day

From Past President Jerry Allison:
We did it!  Thanks to the donation of 19 generous donors our Club raised $2,030.
 
While this is not quite the goal of $3,000, this is still significant and will go a long way to helping us with our Mission of supporting those in need and making our community a better place to live.
 
Thanks to all of you that helped in various ways to make this a successful event.
North Texas Giving Day 2023-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Book Brigade to Mexico

Thanks to everyone for making our "Book Brigade to Mexico" project successful.
Our club is donating:
164 books 
30 glue sticks
2 glue containers
20 packs of crayons
5 packs of colored pencils
60 pens 
116 pencils
8 pair of scissors
 
 
Book Brigade to Mexico 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

October 3 Meeting - Richard Miles

October 3 Meeting
Richard Miles
At the age of 19, Richard Miles was wrongly arrested and sentenced to 60 years for murder and aggravated assault. In 2007, an innocence organization accepted Richard’s case and was released October 12, 2009. February 15, 2012, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously and granted Actual Innocence. (Ex Parte Richard Miles (359 SW 3rd 647). The ruling granted Richard compensation under Texas law. In June of 2012, Richard made an initial seed investment to start Miles of Freedom. “Miles” is the acronym for (Motivating Inspiring Law-abiding Enthusiastic Successful). The mission of Miles of Freedom is to provide holistic support for individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration. Richard’s story has been featured on the Larry King Show, TV One documentary and multiple news/media outlets. 
 
In 2019, Richard Miles shared the international stage as one of the Top 10 CNN Hero’s. Most notably, September 1, 2021, the Richard Miles Act was passed in Texas. This law addresses the accountability and timely disclosure of evidence as it relates to arresting officer/agencies. Richard is enrolled at Paul Quinn College working on his bachelor’s in business administration. Richard serves on the boards of God’s Holy Church of Christ, Dallas Sheriff Community Partnership, Centurion Innocence Organization and Power in Action. 
October 3 Meeting - Richard Miles 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
September 26 Meeting - Club Assembly and Book Brigade to Mexico  2023-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Metrocrest Services New Building 2023-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

September 19 Meeting - Dallas Historical Society

September 19, 2023
Ashlee Brill-Weidner
Dallas Historical Society
 
The Dallas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. Offering education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas. Formed in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the oldest organization in Dallas County committed to preserving the history of the region and presenting it to the public in innovative and informative ways.
 
Ashlee Brill-Weidner is the Director of Marketing and Development for the Dallas Historical Society. After graduating with a BA in History from the University of the Pacific, Ashlee has worked as a community leader in Dallas for the last 18 years. While sitting on numerous boards advocating for women’s and children's welfare and serving as a volunteer mentor, Ashlee has fundraised upwards of $20 million for local non-profit agencies.
In addition to volunteering and fundraising, she has worked for various start-ups as Marketing and Operations Director.
 
Ashlee lives in Richardson with her three sons.
September 19 Meeting - Dallas Historical Society 2023-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Awards

On August 26, 2023, our Rotary District 5810, held its annual Awards Banquet.
 
This year, the following awards were given to the Addison Midday Rotary Club and members.
 
Leadership Award - Mary Jo Cater
The purpose of this award is to recognize, at the club level, an individual Rotarian who has demonstrated leadership in an exemplary manner, and influences or impacts his or her fellow Rotarians in a positive and productive manner, inspiring them to leadership and/or action.
 
 
Children's Advocacy Award - Club
The purpose of this award is to recognize a club that has an outstanding program in support of children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Literary Award - Club
This award recognizes a club, which through its actions, has done the most to increase literacy locally, globally, or internationally.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Award - Kelvin Roquemore
This is a club generated award for one individual in your club who has shown exemplary leadership and accomplishment this year.
 
 
 
 
For a list of previous AMRC winners, please visit History | Rotary Club of Addison Midday (addisonmiddayrotary.org)
 
 
District Awards 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

September 12 - Metrocrest Services Housewarming Party

Program for September 12, 2023
 
No Noon Meeting at May Dragon
 
Please join us at the Metrocrest Service's
 
Grand Opening Housewarming Party & Ribbon Cutting
Celebrating the opening of Metrocrest Services' new home!
Date and time
Tuesday, September 12 · 4 - 6pm CDT
Location
Metrocrest Services
1145 North Josey Lane Carrollton, TX 75006
 
Join Metrocrest Services as they celebrate the official opening of our new home! Located in the heart of community need, Metrocrest Services provides hope through programs that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence.
 
Remarks from CEO Tracy Eubanks and joint ribbon cutting with the Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Metrocrest Chambers at 4:30 PM. Please Note the program begins at 4:00.
 
Light refreshments and building tours will be provided. Housewarming monetary gifts and hygiene items for the Food Pantry are welcome.
 
 
September 12 - Metrocrest Services Housewarming Party 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

September 21 - North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day: Thursday September 21 - Early Giving Opened on Sept. 1! ·
North Texas Giving Day is an annual online giving event throughout North Texas, providing millions to local nonprofits, every year.
 
Donations can be made to the Addison Midday Rotary Club through the North Texas Giving Day Website.
 
Our goal this year is to surpass our previous $3,000 fundraiser.  If each of you get 10 people to donate at least $10 we can certainly surpass lasts years efforts. Together we can change the course of history and make our communities better. 
 
We need your help distributing this link to as many people as possible. 
 
 
This year's donations will go towards:
 
- George Bush Elementary School 
 
- Sex Trafficking Prevention Campaign 
 
- Health Clinic for the underserved
 
- Addison Police and Fire Departments Community Outreach programs
 
- Youth Leadership programs
 
- as well as supporting global projects to eradicate Polio and increase access to clean water.
September 21 - North Texas Giving Day 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

Club Runner App

Do you have the Club Runner App on your phone?
 
What is on the App?
 
1. Club Members including phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses.
2. A list with Dates of Club Events.
3. A link to Club Website
4. A link to District Website
5. and more
 
I have used this app many times when working with flags and needing to call another member about an address.
 
It is a handy little app that prevents you from logging in to our club home page to get the same information.
 
For more information and down loads:
 
Club Runner App 2023-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC is participating in 'North Texas Giving Day'

The Addison Midday Rotary Club is participating in "North Texas Giving Day" on September 22 but you can make donations starting September 1.
 
Your donation to Addison Midday Rotary will impact several local nonprofit organizations we support which help so many in our community!
Our recipients include Metrocrest Services who specialize in helping individuals, families and seniors in crisis stabilize their lives for a brighter future.  Another recipient is Hope Supply Co., who meet the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, wipes, hygiene kits, baby food and formula, clothing, school supplies and toys to enhance their lives.
 
We assist the Addison Police and Fire Departments' Santa's Heroes Toy Drive plus Kids and Cops which support local children.  Bush Elementary School gets our support throughout the year with needed teacher supplies, reading programs, and assistance with fundraising for the school.
 
Beginning September 1, you may use the link below to make your donation.  Your help and support will make a difference.
 
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club
4145 Beltline Road, Suite 212-242
Addison, TX 75001
 
 
AMRC is participating in 'North Texas Giving Day' 2023-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

September 26 - Book Brigade to Mexico

We have a very worthwhile Service Project opportunity for September - Book Brigade to Mexico!
 
Support this cause by bringing donations to our September 26th club assembly.
 
We need a volunteer or two to gather the donations and deliver them to the District 5810's October Roundtable. Can you do it?
 
Thank you for your consideration and support of this cause that has the potential to have a great impact on many kids in need.
 
September 26 - Book Brigade to Mexico 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Committee Members Needed

Committee Members Needed
 
4-Way Test Speech Contest at GHW Bush on October 24, 2023.
 
Pancake Breakfast in November (date TBD).
 
Kelvin has extended an invitation to all members to join planning committees for either (or both) project. Both projects benefit from our experience last year which we will want to improve upon. 
 
If you are able to join either committee, please let Kelvin know ASAP.
 
Committee Members Needed 2023-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

September 5 Meeting - Growing Membership

September 5 Meeting
David Heimer
Growing Non-profit Club Membership
 
Why is it that certain membership organizations face challenges in retaining members, while others flourish and experience remarkable growth? For more than 20 years David Heimer was the Chief Operating Officer of a thriving business based on memberships. In this session, David will delve into the fundamental aspects of membership growth, shedding light on why individuals join, what encourages them to stay, and the reasons behind departures. Moreover, he will explore effective strategies for organizing and fostering membership growth, and brainstorm recruitment ideas. If your aim is to elevate your Rotary Club Membership this year, you won't want to miss this!
David Heimer is the President Elect for the Addison Rotary Club in Addison Texas. He is the co-founder and retired Chief Operating Officer of Service Nation, Inc which he ran for more than 20 years. David is the founder and host of the Profiles in Prosperity podcast, and the author of many articles published in business trade magazines. 
 
Recognized for his contributions to the industry, David was inducted into the Contracting Business Hall of Fame in 2019. 
 
In support of non-profit organizations, David served multiple terms as the International Chair of the Addison Rotary where he supported a myriad of projects for clean water, sustainable food, and education in the Democratic Republic of Congo. David also served on the Board of Directors for the Joseph Groh Foundation, the Board of Management for the Richardson YMCA,  and as Chair of the Richardson Public Library Board. 
September 5 Meeting - Growing Membership 2023-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

August 29 Meeting - Strictly Social Luncheon

August 29 Meeting
 
‘Strictly Social Luncheon’
 
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
11:30 am
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen
Village on the Parkway
5100 Belt Line Rd. Ste. 764, Addison
 
www.kennysitalian.com
Order from the regular menu – Individual checks
 
Please RSVP to:
 
stephanie.m@dallaswax.com or suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com
no later than Friday, August 25th
 
Guests and Spouses are welcome!
August 29 Meeting - Strictly Social Luncheon 2023-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Books and School Supplies for Mexico

The Addison Midday Rotary Club is joining our Rotary District in raising school supplies and books for a school in Yucatan Mexico
 
Rotary District 5810 is seeking donations of 10,000 books in English for kindergarten through 5th grade for the Books Brigade to Mexico this fall. In addition, the district is seeking school supplies or donations to buy school supplies and Days for Girls Hygiene Kits ($11 each).
 
Books, school supplies and check donations can be brought to our club meeting on September 26.
 
School Supplies Needed:
 
Pencils
Pens
Crayons
Scissors
Geometry Sets
Glue Sticks
 
DG John Curtis and DGE Regina Edwards will be bringing these supplies to the Yucatan on a Carnival Cruise in November 2023. 
 
Thank you for your Support!
Books and School Supplies for Mexico 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 29 - No Meeting at May Dragon

No Meeting at May Dragon, Tuesday Noon
on August 29
 
Join Us

11:30 am
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen
Village on the Parkway
5100 Belt Line Rd. Ste. 764, Addison

 
Aug 29 - No Meeting at May Dragon 2023-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 22 Meeting - 2023 Metrocrest Chamber Economic Development Lunch

 
 
 
 
2023 Metrocrest Chamber Economic Development Lunch
 
Date and Time
Tuesday Aug 22, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
 
Location
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Carrollton and Carrollton Conference Center
1201 Raiford Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
 
Hear the State of Economic Development from our three cities! We will also be showcasing an incredible business in each three of our cities. More details to come. Register now!
 
Featuring Panelists:
Lauren Williams, Economic Development Manager, Town of Addison
Robert Winningham, Director of Economic Development, City of Carrollton
Allison Cook, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Farmers Branch
Aug 22 Meeting - 2023 Metrocrest Chamber Economic Development Lunch 2023-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

August 15 Meeting - DART and the Cotton Belt Line

August 15 Meeting
Porsch McGinnis 
An Update on the Silver Line
 
The DART 2030 Transit System Plan (TSP), approved in October 2006, identified the Cotton Belt Corridor (now referred to as the Silver Line Regional Rail Project) as a priority project. In 2016, DART advanced implementation of the project to the year 2022 in its FY2017 Twenty-Year Financial Plan.
 
The 26-mile Silver Line extends between DFW Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano (see map below). The alignment traverses seven cities: Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano. The Silver Line Project's primary purpose is to provide passenger rail connections and service that will improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers in the northern part of the DART Service Area.
 
Porsche McGinnis is a Community Relations Representative covering the Town of Addison with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). She has over 15 years of experience in community engagement and outreach and loves connecting stakeholders with needed resources and information. Her current responsibilities include projects such as engagement for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project and the DART Fare Study Program. 
August 15 Meeting - DART and the Cotton Belt Line 2023-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

August 8 Meeting - Addison Parks and Recreation

August 8 Meeting
Janna Tidwell - The Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Addison
The Parks of Addison
Janna Tidwell will speak to us about the Town of Addison's parks and recreation opportunities.
 
From the Town of Addison's Web Site: "Our mission is to preserve and enhance Addison's exceptional quality of life and work-environment by maximizing the recreational, social, and environmental and placemaking benefits of the community's parks, green spaces, and recreation facilities."
 
 
August 8 Meeting - Addison Parks and Recreation 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

August 1 - Principal Crowling - Bush Elementary School

August 1
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, Bush Elementary, four-way test and much more.
 
Our Club will present to Mrs. Crowling Dry Erase Markers purchased by the AMR Foundation.
 
George H W Bush Elementary School, the only public school in Addison, TX, is led by Principal Carol Crowling.
 
Prior to becoming the principal at George H. W. Bush Elementary, Mrs. Crowling was the assistant principal at Bush for one year. Her career with DISD began as a teacher at Billy Earl Dade Middle School where she taught math and Language Arts for 3 years.  
 
At Bush Elementary, her staff is committed to creating a safe and rigorous learning environment where students learn the skills needed to be successful in life.  We are a Leader in Me campus where students and staff alike embrace the 7 Habits (#1 Be Proactive, #2 Begin with the End in Mind, #3 Put First Things First, #4 Think Win-Win, #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, #6 Synergize, and #7 Sharpen the Saw) to guide us on our journey towards excellence.
 
August 1 - Principal Crowling - Bush Elementary School 2023-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Highlights of July Meetings

During the Month of July:
 
We presented the District 5810 Governor's wife, Janie Curtis, with a check for Polio Plus.  The DG's wife project is Polio Plus.
 
 
 
 
Nancy Williams was awarded the "Shopper of the Year" award for all her help buying items on line.
 
 
 
 
 
Nancy William received her Paul Harris Pin.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We inducted two new members: McRee Smith and Graig Hunter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At his first meeting after becoming a new member, Mcree Smith received his AMRC Badge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlights of July Meetings 2023-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Labor Day and Patriots Day

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
Labor Day is September 4
 
Patriots Day is September 11
 
Flags Set Out: Friday/Saturday September 1/2
 
Flags Pick Up: Friday/Saturday September 15/16
 
 
 
Flag Schedule for Labor Day and Patriots Day 2023-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
August 8 - TBD 2023-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

-

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 2023-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

July 11 Meeting - District Governor John Curtis and RYLA Campers

July 11
District Governor John Curtis and RYLA Campers Daniel Garcia, Kiko Medrano and Walker Davis
JOHN CURTIS DG 2023-24 was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended Cornell University where he earned his
Batchelor and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering.
 
John held several engineering management positions which involved land development,
housing construction, golf course construction and ultimately, City Engineering and Public
Works Directorships in California cities.
 
John became a Rotarian during that time and after holding several positions on its board,
became President of the La Quinta Rotary. Because of their experience and interest in Youth
Exchange, John and Janie, now a Rotarian too, were appointed District Youth Exchange Co-
Directors.
 
A move to a new city meant joining a local Rotary Club and again a job-related move led to a
new club and soon, chartering a new Rotary Club. John became the Los Gatos Morning Rotary
Club’s second President, during Rotary’s Centennial year. During this exciting time John saw
the club double in size and become the District’s medium sized Club of the year.
John and Janie retired to Texas to be closer to their young grandson and John joined the
Rockwall Rotary Club. He held board positions and became District co leader for Interact. That
eventually led to becoming District Youth Services Director, an Assistant Governor and DDF
Director, all positions that helped John better understand the ways and means of Rotary. John
and Janie attended an international outreach program to Nicaragua and delivered books to
schools in Jamaica during the service part of the District Conference Cruise to the Caribbean.
Additionally, John held leadership positions on Boards in the City of Heath, the Boys and Girls
Club, Church Vestry and men's groups, the local HOA and in housing development.
 
After joining Rotary thirty-five years ago to meet friends and improve business connections,
John has made Rotary service an important aspect of his life. As Major Donors, John and Janie
see the goals of Rotary as their goals too and hope for success in all areas of Rotary. It is very
exciting to focus on President Gordon’s call to ‘Create Hope in the World’.
Together we can make a difference!
Please wear your Rotary Bling
 
Please Stand when the District Governor is introduced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 11 Meeting - District Governor John Curtis and RYLA Campers 2023-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

July 25 Meeting - North Texas Toll Authority

July 25
Michael Rey
North Texas Toll Authority
NTTA: Who is NTTA; NTTA projects and operations; and SAFETY
Michael Rey has been NTTA’s media relations manager since 2011. 
You may also remember Michael from his days as a helicopter-borne traffic reporter on Ron Chapman’s morning show on KVIL radio. He also served as sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of Dallas Cowboys games. Michael became the lead anchor for Texas Cable News, a channel 8 sister cable station, in 1999. He later joined WFAA-TV as morning anchor and reporter. He finished his broadcast career at KDAF-TV. 
 
Michael received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas.
 
 
July 25 Meeting - North Texas Toll Authority 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
June 18 Meeting - New Member Vocation Talk 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Graig Hunter Proposed Member Two Meeting Comment Period Stan Herrin 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Heather Young - Co-Winner of Service Above Self

Congratulations to the Suzy and Heather
 
Service Above Self Award
Suzy Oliver and Heather Young
 
The Service Above Self Award is to recognize individuals living and working in our community who demonstrate Rotary’s spirit of service.
 
Heather Young - Co-Winner of Service Above Self 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 22, 2023

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year
 
 
Service Above Self Award
Suzy Oliver and Heather Young
 
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
Nancy Craig
 
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
Kelvin Roquemore
 
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.
 
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club 2023-2024 Board
 
Left To Right
Howard Templin - 2022-2023 District Governor
Nancy Craig - Secretary
Mary Reed - Treasurer
Mary Jo Cater - President
Greg Thornbury - Sargent-at-Arms
 
 
2023-2024 President
Mary Jo Cater
 
 
President Mary Jo Cater presents past President Jerry Allison with a Past President Plaque, Past President Pin, and Past President badge.
 
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 22, 2023 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
July 4 Meeting - No Meeting 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center

June 27
Leslie Clay, CEO
The Warren Center
The Warren Center 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.
 
Amy Spawn has over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood intervention, speech language pathology, leadership and strategic philanthropy. In June 2013, Amy Spawn was selected to lead The Warren Center by its board of directors. The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency that provides professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental differences.
 
As Chief Executive Officer, Spawn provides oversight to the agency’s operations and programs to ensure that its goals are aligned with one mission: to advocate, serve and empower children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. Under her leadership, The Warren Center has expanded its service area, going from serving 200 children and families each week to serving well over 1300. She also spearheaded the launch of the agency’s Clinic Therapy Services for children over the age of three and its Autism Assessment service, cutting down the 18-month wait time for children in the DFW area waiting for testing.
July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowship Month

 
Make New Friends Around the World
 
June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June.
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2023-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

What is a Rotary Fellowship?

Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
 
List 2 of Rotary Fellowships
4x4 vehicles
Antique Automobiles
Argentine Culture
Astrology
Badminton
Beard and Moustache
Bee
Beer
Bird Watching
Bowling
Camping
Caravanning
Chess
Coffee Lovers
Comedy
Composting
Computer Users
Corporate Social Responsibility
Cricket
Cruising
Cultural Heritage
Curling
Cycling
 
For more information on Fellowships, go to Rotary Fellowships | Rotary International
 
 
 
What is a Rotary Fellowship? 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

May 30 Meeting - Defense by Design

May 30, 2023
Jeff McKissack
Defense by Design UFO's, the Military & the Media
Today, the topic of UFOs (or UAPs as they are now being called) have captured the interest of the media, of Congress, of academia, of NASA, and of course the military.  But why?  What is it about this subject that has been in the public discourse for some 75 years that caused such a resurgence in today's culture?  Maybe at least a partial answer can be found in the context and history of the phenomena which will be discussed in this program.
 
May 30 Meeting - Defense by Design 2023-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Four-Way Test - GHW Bush Elementary School

On May 16, 2023 the Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC) sponsored a Four-Way Test contest at the George H W Bush Elementary School in Addison.  Nineteen students from three grades participated in the contest.  Each student who participated received passes to the Ross Perot Museum.  Judges included Rotary District 5810 Govenor Howard Templin, AMRC Member and Addison Mayor Bruce Arfsten and AMRC Member Stephanie McGovern.
 
Four-Way Test - GHW Bush Elementary School 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Four-Way Test Pictures - without Students 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

May 23 Meeting - Exodus Ministries

May 23, 2023
Susan Stephens
Exodus Ministries
Exodus Ministries transforms the lives of formerly incarcerated mothers and their children by providing a safe place to live, tools needed for success, and Christ-centered spiritual support.
 
Susan Stephens and her husband, Paul, homeschooled their children from Kindergarten through High School Graduation.  Once their youngest went off to college, God called Susan to serve "the least of these", "the forgotten", "the marginalized" -- formerly incarcerated women and their children. She is currently the Executive Director for Exodus Ministries.  She has found that, at Exodus, God uses everything He has given her to serve these families every day --counseling, advice, wisdom, discipline, insight, encouragement and creativity.  It's all part of her daily job. She says she is truly blessed to have the privilege of a front row seat to watch God move in the lives of these women and children. He performs miracles every day and occasionally He allows her to participate. Praise God for His mercy and redemption! 
 
Her motto is the “Bloom where you are planted” and she has certainly done that.  She thinks that Erma Bombeck said it best when she wrote, “ When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.”  
May 23 Meeting - Exodus Ministries 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA 2023

Two students from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas have been selected as AMRC campers for this year's Camp RYLA, May 28 – June 2.
 
We have three students going to Camp RYLA this year.
 
The first day of camp is the day before Memorial Day.
 
 
RYLA 2023 2023-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

May 9 - Rotary Means Business Fellowship

 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm.
Location: 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse
18010 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287
Dress: Business Casual
 
This event is not sponsored. 
A Cash Bar will be available to take orders
 
This is a GREAT opportunity to network our business / services!
 
We encourage you to bring a guest!
 
 
 
May 9 - Rotary Means Business Fellowship 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Gratitude

Greetings to all who supported the Global Grant for an Ambulance in Kenya sponsored by the Rotary Club of Waxahachie. I am proud to announce that the ambulance was delivered yesterday and is already in service today.

 

This miracle to the poor people of Southwest Kenya in Homa Bay County would not have happened without your generous support. Through your individual and Club decisions to join in this Global Grant you are literally saving lives and making a difference for our human family.

Gratefully…

Dave McSpadden
214-732-2456
Global Grant Gratitude 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
May 2 Celebration - Joe and ChiChi 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Jim Duffy

Congratulations Jim Duffy
Paul Harris + 8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Jim Duffy 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

May 9 Meeting - Water Tower Theater

May 9
Brian Gonzales, Director of Audience and Benefactor Development. 
Watertower Theater

Brian is glad to be home and working with WTT again as the new Director of Audience and Benefactor Development. He's been fortunate enough to work in theaters and venues all over the country, plus some TV, and a brief stop in London, England. (I dunno, one minute I was sword fighting in the New Amsterdam Theatre, and then BAM…everyone talked British for two weeks.) He is married to Ashley Puckett Gonzales, a genius. (She's also a terrifying empath, and Brian’s best friend in the world.) They have two sons. Simon, a Godzilla fan, who has ASD, SPD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorder- yet chooses joy, practices flexibility, and thinks of others more than he realizes. And then there’s Gideon, the more spectral of the two, who goes his way. Brian likes cheese and tree sloths.

 
 
May 9 Meeting - Water Tower Theater 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - May

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority.
 
Youth Service is Rotary’s 5th Avenue of Service and comes a variety of forms throughout our District and the Rotary world - including: Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - May 2023-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

May 2 Meeting - Celebration

May 2
Secret Celebration
 
Secret Celebration at May Dragon with  Awards, Brief Speeches, Champagne And Cake! Shhh!  It is a surprise!
 
 
May 2 Meeting - Celebration 2023-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Luncheon for Leadership Metrocrest Graduates Kelvin and Heather

We are proud to cheer for AMRC Members Kelvin and Heather as they graduate from Leadership Metrocrest!  
 
Please join Mary Jo at their graduation lunch on Friday, May 12th at Brookhaven Country Club, 11:30 - 1:00.  
Cost is $40 because AMR is a chamber member.  
 
Go to the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce website to sign up.  Heather’s hospital has a Sponsor Table - She has 4 seats still available!  please let me know if you want to attend.  
 
and let Mary Jo know so everyone can sit together!  
 
Registration Closes May 10th at 5PM
 
Leadership Metrocrest is a program of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce designed to increase the community knowledge and leadership skills of individuals seeking civic leadership positions in the community.
Luncheon for Leadership Metrocrest Graduates Kelvin and Heather 2023-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Plano Sympathy Orchestra Video 2023-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Kelvin Graduates from the Addison Citizen Academy

On April 11, 2023 AMRC member Kelvin Roquemore graduated from the Addison’s Citizen’s Academy.
Congratulations Kelvin!
The Addison Citizens Academy provides a behind the scenes look at the Town of Addison’s operations.  Participants learn the basics of municipal government through tours, activities and face-to-face interaction with Town leaders and staff.  
Participants will be able to become involved in Town activities, serve on Council-appointed boards, commissions, committees, and task forces or will otherwise become involved in the Town’s governance.
The Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn about the Town of Addison government through first-hand experience and gain exposure to the wide range of services, functions, activities and issues.
Kelvin Graduates from the Addison Citizen Academy 2023-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

April 25 Meeting - Strictly Social

April 25 Meeting
Strictly Social
 
BJ's Restaurant
4901 Belt Line Rd, 
Dallas (Addison), TX 75254
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Please let Suzie Oliver know if you plan to attend by Noon, Monday, April 24
suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com
April 25 Meeting - Strictly Social 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

April 18 Meeting - Plano Symphony Orchestra

April 18 Meeting
Gregory Patterson, Executive Director
Plano Symphony Orchestra
 
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MISSION STATEMENT
"It is the mission of our orchestra to inspire, educate, entertain and involve the children, youth and adults of our community in the enjoyment of great music."
 
Gregory Patterson was appointed Executive Director of the Plano Symphony Orchestra in May 2022.  Prior to that, Gregory was the PSO’s Director of Development.  Gregory’s distinguished career in arts management has cover a wide range of areas from marketing and communications to development and executive management.  
 
Gregory served as Director of Public Relations and Communications for The National Ballet of Canada, touring extensively with the company across North America and Europe, including tours to New York City, London, Berlin, Paris, and Los Angeles.
 
In 1990, Patterson joined the English National Ballet in London, England, as the Director of External Affairs and Development under Artistic Director Ivan Nagy. Patterson was then hired as the Director of Public Relations at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (formerly Orange County Performing Arts Center) in 1992. Patterson’s role later expanded to include management of all the Center’s series, from Broadway and Chamber Music to Jazz and Pop, and he was given the title of Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
 
Patterson has also served as Director of Marketing for American Ballet Theatre and for the Los Angeles Opera under General Director Placido Domingo. He was also the Director of Development and Marketing for the Atlanta Opera. North Texas residents might recognize Patterson from his nine-year tenure at WaterTower Theatre in Addison, where he worked as Director of Development and later, Managing Director. After forming Gregory Patterson Consulting, LLC in 2017, some of Patterson’s clients included Kitchen Dog Theater, Bishop Arts Theater Center, and the Texas Nonprofit Theater Association, among others.
 
April 18 Meeting - Plano Symphony Orchestra 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Rotary Club donates to Traffick911

At our April 11 meeting, the Addison Midday Rotary Club presented a check to Traffick911 for the service they provide.
 
Traffick911 is a North Texas-based non-profit organization existing to free youth from sex trafficking by building trust-based relationships.
 
AMRC Rotary Club donates to Traffick911 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

April 11 Meeting - Traffick911

Traffick911 is a North Texas-based non-profit organization existing to free youth from sex trafficking by building trust-based relationships.
April 11 Meeting - Traffick911 2023-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Grant Milestone - The Philippine Project

The Philippine Project
Recently President Jerry received news that our Global Grant application has been uploaded for Rotary International to review. The Grant has not been approved. However, all the financial commitments and required signatures from our club and our District have been met.
 
AMRC and the Rotary Club Legaspi West Global Grant is 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.
 
 
 
AMRC Grant Milestone - The Philippine Project 2023-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Wade Goodhart and Rotary Youth Exchange 2023-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome To Our Newest Member

Welcome to our newest member, Eddie Neam.  Eddie was inducted into AMRC on April 4.
 
Welcome Eddie!
 
 
 
Welcome To Our Newest Member 2023-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme for April

 
April is Environmental Month - The first Earth Day was held on 22 April, 1970, launching a wave of action to protect our environment, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. Other countries soon followed suit. Every year since, the day has been set aside to focus on mobilizing for action to protect our planet.
 
As people of action, Rotarians have been shaping the conversation on the environment for years, from addressing climate change that threatens entire food systems to fighting pollution that clogs our air and water. Rotarians are well-suited for the challenge. They use their connections to find creative solutions and take action to safeguard our vital resources. 
Rotary Monthly Theme for April 2023-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services Key Holder Breakfast

The Addison Midday Rotary Club supported the MetroCrest Services at their Keyholder Breakfast by hosting a table for club members.  
 
 
Funds raised at the event will support current operations and expanded programming at their new building.
 
In 2005 Metrocrest Services (then Metrocrest Social Services) launched the annual Keyholder Breakfast. The name pays homage to the original Metrocrest Services’ logo, which featured a key and the tagline, “the key to preventing homelessness.”
 
Metrocrest Services Key Holder Breakfast 2023-03-30 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 2023-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

March 28 Meeting - Metrocrest Services Key Holder Breakfast

On March 28 the Addison Midday Rotary Club will support the MetroCrest Keyholder Breakfast by holding their regular meeting at this event. The club has reserved a table for members.  It is too late to get on the AMRC table list - Names have already been submitted.    
 
However, we still have two openings.  If you want to join our table, please sign up at Keyholder Breakfast - Metrocrest Services and note on the registration form that you will be sitting at the Addison Midday Rotary Club table.
 
There will be no regular meeting on this date.
 
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Where: 
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Carrollton Conference Center
 
Metrocrest Services invites everyone to their 18th annual Keyholder Breakfast  to discuss how Metrocrest Services’ new building will become a community gathering space that lays the foundation needed to create a thriving community for ALL.
 
Funds raised at the event will support current operations and expanded programming at their new home.
 
In 2005 Metrocrest Services (then Metrocrest Social Services) launched the annual Keyholder Breakfast. The name pays homage to the original Metrocrest Services’ logo, which featured a key and the tagline, “the key to preventing homelessness.”
 
March 28 Meeting - Metrocrest Services Key Holder Breakfast 2023-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

On March 21 the Addison Midday Rotary Club made 75 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply.  This is at least our tenth year of making baskets and is our favorite project of the year.
 
Page Tucker, Director of Program Operations at Hope Supply responded with this note:
 
Thank you, and all the members of the Addison Midday Rotary Club, for the fabulous Easter Baskets. They are phenomenal and are sure to bring many smiles, to many young faces. We are so appreciative of your time, resources, and talent, in making these baskets. Hope Supply Co. is not able to purchase items, like these Baskets, so your donation is priceless. We would not be able to provide these wonderful treats without your assistance. Please know we are so grateful for your support.
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club was full of lovely people, with very giving spirits, and it was a joy to be with everyone today. Thank you too for our lunch. Was very generous of you to buy that for us as well.
 
We so appreciate the Rotary Club remembering Hope Supply Co. again this year. We know you have a lot of choices, when it comes to non-profits in the area, and we are thrilled we were chosen by you.
 
Again, with tremendous gratitude, thank you,
 
Page P. Tucker, MHCA
Director of Program Operations
 
Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2023-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - March

 
March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 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.
 
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March 28 - AMRC Reserving a Table for Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast

 
The Board of Directors of the Addison Midday Rotary Club has voted to support the MetroCrest Keyholder BreakfastThis includes supporting our member attendance at this event.  There will be no regular meeting on this date.
 
The cost of the event is $75.  The Club will contribute $50/member, and the member will pay the reminder $25.  We plan to reserve at least one table.  We need a minimum of 10.  All are welcome.  If you plan to attend, please contact Cynthia.
 
March 28 - AMRC Reserving a Table for Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast 2023-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

March 21 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

March 21
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 arrive at the May Dragon by between 11:45 and 12:00 noon.  We have asked May Dragon to begin serving at 12:00 Noon.  We want to be done eating by 12:30, when the Easter Basket fun begins.
 
Hope Supply will transport the baskets in their van for distribution. 
 
WEAR YOUR ROTARTY SHIRT!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 21 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2023-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
March 28 - Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast 2023-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Quick Summary of the Club Assembly 2023-03-09 06:00:00Z 0

2023-2024 Slate of Officers

2023-2024 Rotary Year Slate of Officers
President - Mary Jo Cater
President-Elect - Phyllis Ryman (with Jim Duffy's Assistance)
Past President - Jerry Allison
Secretary - Nancy Craig
Treasurer - Mary Reed
Sargant-at-Arms - Greg Thornbury
2023-2024 Slate of Officers 2023-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
March 14 Meeting - Egypt Travelogue  2023-03-09 06:00:00Z 0

March 25 - Club Leadership Development

 
DGE John Curtis will share the new Rotary theme, his goals and vision for the new Rotary year.
 
Training for all Rotarians including officers, directors and Club members. Click to Register.
 
 
AMRC will pay the Registration Cost
Please let President Jerry know if you are interested.
 
To Register, Click Here
 
March 25 - Club Leadership Development 2023-03-09 06:00:00Z 0

One Card Left

One card left in the weekly club raffle - whose ever ticket is chosen this week wins the pot of over $1000.  Half goes to the winner and the other half goes to the Rotary Foundation in their name.
 
You must be present to buy a ticket, so be there Tuesday!
 
 
One Card Left 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Receives 2021-2022 Rotary Citation

On February 28, Immediate Past District Governor Max Duplant presented AMRC President Jerry Allison with 2021-2022 Rotary Citation for all the work the club did this past year.  Congratulations to Immediate Past Club President Ben Wobler for his great leadership. 
 
 
 
AMRC Receives 2021-2022 Rotary Citation 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Pin for Cliff Bass

On February 28, new member Cliff Bass received his Rotary Pin.  
 
 
 
 
Pin for Cliff Bass 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Participates in Read Across America Day

On March 2nd, the Addison Midday Rotary Club participated in Dr. Suess Day as part of the National Read Across America Day.  Club members read to students.  Most of the books were Dr. Suess Books.  In addition, club members donated books and cash-for-books to the school's library.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated.
AMRC Participates in Read Across America Day 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Hearts for Hygiene Challenge

The Addison Miday Rotary participated in Metrocrest Services ’Hearts for Hygiene Challenge’ on February 28.  The club collected hygiene items that promoted health, wellness and empowerment to families and senior in crisis.  Hygiene item donations included Shampoo/ Condiotioner, Body Wash/Soup, Lotion, Deodorant, Diapers, Baby Wipes Laundry Detergent, etc.  Club members brought the items to the club meeting and Metrocrest Services picked up the items.
 
Hearts for Hygiene Challenge 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Hearts for Hygiene Challange

Metrocrest Services is running a "Hearts for Hygiene Challenge" in February.  This drive is for critical personal hygiene products. 
Note the key dates:
February 28, 2023- Bring your donations to the club meeting.
February 28, 2023- Metrocrest will pickup the donations from May Dragon. There will be a club photo. Wear your yellow rotary shirt.
 
 
Hearts for Hygiene Challange 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

February 28 Meeting - Hearts for Hygiene Challenge

Bring to the February 28 Meeting the Hygiene Items you have collected as part of the “Hearts for Hygiene Challenge”.
 
As discussed in the next Story, AMRC is collecting Hygiene Items as part of the "Hearts for Hygiene Challange" and bringing those Items to our February 28 Meeting.
 
Afterwards, Nicole Binkley, Chief Operating Officer at Metrocrest Services, will talk to us about Metrocrest Services.
 
February 28 Meeting - Hearts for Hygiene Challenge 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Read Across America - March 2

THURSDAY March 2nd
Dr. Suess Day as part of the Read Across America Initiative.  
 
Bush Elementary School has invited AMRC to read to students on Dr. Seuss reading day. This used to be Read Across America, in which many of you previously participated. 
 
As you know you can participate in any of 3 ways:
 
1.  Sign up to read to students. The event is scheduled March 2nd between 8:15 - 10:30a.  Sign up for 1 or 2 hours, whatever your schedule permits.  IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO READ PLEASE NOTIFY KELVIN ASAP WITH YOUR AVAILABLE TIME SLOT. 
 
2.  Donate interesting books. Anything you have that might interest a pre-K through 5th grader is welcome.
 
3.  Donate cash ($5, $10, or $20). Give funds to me or Nancy Williams.  Thank you Nance for agreeing to shop for books or donate the cash.  CASH DONATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN MARCH 24, 2023. 
 
While books and money are always helpful, it is really important these kids see us (leaders in the community) and benefit from our presence in the school.  If you are available, please consider signing up to read. 
 
 
Read Across America - March 2 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - February 

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month –Rotary’s goal today is to create environments where peace can be built and maintained through sustainable and measurable activities in communities worldwide. Peacebuilding remains a cornerstone of our mission as a humanitarian service organization. 
 
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - February  2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
February's Strictly Social 2023-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

February 21 Meeting - Addison SWAT Team

February 21 Meeting
Captain Mike Vincent
The Addison SWAT Team
During his 18-year career with the Town of Addison, TX, Captain Michael Vincent has served in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Deployment, SWAT, and is a Firearms Instructor.  Capt. Vincent is a proud Aggie, graduating from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing; he later completed his master’s degree in Justice Administration with the University of Texas at Dallas.  Capt. Vincent currently commands the Support Division, where he oversees training, hiring, and a myriad of other administrative tasks.
 
From Collins on-line dictionary - A SWAT team is a group of police officers who have been specially trained to deal with very dangerous or violent situations. SWAT is an abbreviation for `Special Weapons and Tactics.'
February 21 Meeting - Addison SWAT Team 2023-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

President's Day Flags

Set Out Flags before President's Day February 20, 2023
The weekend of February 17/18 (Driver's Choice)
 
Pick Up Flags after President's Day
The Weekend of February 24/25 (Drivers Choice)
 
 
 
President's Day Flags 2023-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

A Chance to Volunteer

From Kelvin and Metrocrest Services:
 
Hello Metrocrest Volunteers, 

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with StreetSide Showers to offer showers to our unsheltered neighbors in our service area. Starting Friday, February 3, they will be bringing their trailer to North Dallas Family Church in Carrollton from 10 am – 1:30 pm to provide showers to up to 35 unsheltered individuals.  More information about this organization can be found at 
https://streetsideshowers.com and on the attachment (AMRC - Contact Stan for the attachment).   

Through this partnership, we have an opportunity that we wanted to share with you – StreetSide Showers is looking for individual volunteers to serve as shower valets. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up individually through StreetSide Showers at
 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054eaeab22a1f49-carrollton#/.

StreetSide Showers is also in desperate need of a licensed cosmetologist to help with haircuts. You can sign up to be a barber/hairstylist through the volunteer link above. 

Additional questions? Reach out to Lori Rains, 
lrains@metrocrestservices.org, and she will put you in touch with someone at StreetSide Showers. 

Thank you for continuing to be a great advocate and partner as we help the most vulnerable in our community. 
 
 
 
A Chance to Volunteer 2023-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
February 14 - Strictly Social 2023-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
February 4 - Flag Program Work Day 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Addison Methodist Hospital 50,000 Surgery 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
All Member Rotary Orientation 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs donate to Addison's Fire and Police Departments 'Santa Hero's' program. 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

January 31 Meeting - Dr. Linda Braddy, President Dallas College Brookhaven

Jan 31, 2023
Linda Braddy, Ph.D.
President Dallas College Brookhaven
Dr. Linda Braddy is President of Dallas College Brookhaven where she is responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. In 2020, she served as the inaugural Provost in an interim capacity for Dallas College as they transitioned from seven independently accredited colleges to a singly-accredited college.
 
Dallas College Brookhaven Campus was founded in 1978, making it the youngest of the seven Dallas College locations. The campus now welcomes more than 13,000 students each semester and serves the Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Addison and North Dallas areas.
 
Dr. Braddy has embraced change throughout her career and welcomed opportunities to lead major organizational and cultural changes at multiple organizations. She has promoted the use of evidence-based teaching practices that improve student learning outcomes, and in the past decade, she has focused on promoting social justice in society through higher education.
 
 
 
January 31 Meeting - Dr. Linda Braddy, President Dallas College Brookhaven 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Volunteer Opportunities - Urgent Need for Warehouse.Volunteers

Metrocrest Volunteer Opportunities - Urgent Need for Warehouse Volunteers! Kick off the new year by helping sort and pack food to distribute to our communities. Sign up for a shift today by visiting https://metrocrestservices.org/volunteer-opportunities/.
 
Monday - Friday  |  9 - 11 AM Shifts Available
3210 Skylane Drive
Carrollton, TX  75006
 
For questions or concerns, email lrains@metrocrestservices.org or call 469-317-2541.
Metrocrest Volunteer Opportunities - Urgent Need for Warehouse.Volunteers 2023-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Jan. Service Project - Stocking the G H W Bush Elementary School's Achievement  Store

January Service Project
Stocking GHW Bush Elementary Achievement Store
Bring books, toys, games, etc. that are gently used or newly purchased for the George H W Bush Elementary School Achievement Store
The items should be suitable for students pre-K through 4th grade.
We will be assembling the toys and stuffed animals that we are giving to Bush Elementary for their Achievement Store
 
The GHW Bush Elementary School rewards students by allowing them to shop at the store.
 
This is our January Service Project: stock the “store” at Bush Elementary.
 
Bring your 'store stock' to a meeting in January - Date to be determined.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan. Service Project - Stocking the G H W Bush Elementary School's Achievement  Store 2023-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
January 24 Meeting - TBD 2023-01-05 06:00:00Z 0

Midday News Schedule for January, 2023

Due to a vacation by the Midday News Editor
The Midday News will be Published only for our meetings on:
January 10 (Published and Mailed January 6)
January 31 (Published and Mailed January 27)
 
Midday News Schedule for January, 2023 2023-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
January 10 Meeting - Addison Fire Chief David Jones 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

January 24 - Strictly Social

 
“Strictly Social” Addison Midday Rotary Club Luncheon
 
Tuesday, 
11:30 am – 12noon - Socializing & Ordering (from menu)
 
 
Please reply to this email (suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com) no later than November 23rd.
 
Suzie & Heather
 
 
January 24 - Strictly Social 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

January 17 Meeting - Addison Athletic Club

January 17 Meeting
Deena Israel
Addison Athletic Club
 
Deena Israel will update us on the new and improved Addison Athletic Club.
 
From Deena:
Hello, my name is Deena Israel. I graduated college at Eastern Kentucky University with a Therapeutic Recreation Degree in Science. I landed my first job with the town of Addison, my first and only interview.  I have had the joy of working here for the Town of Addison for 23 years. I have had many different roles at the Addison Athletic Club. I first Started as the Children’s Coordinator and oversaw all children’s programs for 7 years, then moved over to Senior Coordinator and programmed for all the town seniors for 9 years, then moved to Recreation Supervisor for 5 years, and now have been promoted to Program Recreation Manager with senior programs for the past year. Its been a crazy and fun journey but I would not have changed a thing. I love creating community for the Town of Addison.  It gives pure joy to bring community together.
 
January 17 Meeting - Addison Athletic Club 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 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 2022-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Holiday Party 2022

Our annual Holiday Party was held December 18, 2022
 
Additional pictures can be found on our home page the Photo Album.
 
 
Holiday Party 2022 2022-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

January 3 Meeting - Surprise

On January 3, our meeting is a 'SURPRISE" meeting.  
 
Come and find out the surprise.
May Dragon, 12 noon.
 
January 3 Meeting - Surprise 2022-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Sunday, December 18 - AMRC Holiday Party

Addison Midday Rotary Club
Holiday Party
Sunday, December 18, 2022 
Home of Al and Lynn Angell  
14540 Winnwood Road Dallas, TX 75254
6:00 pm BYOB Cocktails - 6:30pm Dinner
(Note Revised Times)
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Sunday, December 18 - AMRC Holiday Party 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Jeanne Dunlap 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Cynthia Allison 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0

Schedule for the Holidays

AMRC Schedule for December
 
December 18 - Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange
 
December 20 - No Meeting.
 
December 27 - No Meeting but meeting for Lunch.  An informal lunch with friends and members.
 
January 3 - Return to Normal Schedule and Meeting Location

 
 
 
Schedule for the Holidays 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
December 20 - No AMRC Meeting 2022-12-16 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 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Helps Metrocrest Services Prepare their Holiday Store

On December 6, 2022, members of the Addison Midday Rotary Club helped prepare the Metrocrest Services Holiday Store to open for the season.  We helped setup, organize and sort the items.
 
The Metrocrest Holiday Store is located at 11888 Marsh Lane, Suite 408, Dallas, TX 75244. 
 
(This is a new location, and not the same location as in past years.)
 
For additional pictures, see the 'Photo Album' on the homepage.
 
Thanks, Kelvin, for Organizing the event!
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMRC Helps Metrocrest Services Prepare their Holiday Store 2022-12-08 06:00:00Z 0

December 6 Meeting- Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

December 6
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm
Metrocrest Services Holiday Store
 
Our December 6th Meeting will be at the Metrocrest Holiday Store, located at 11888 Marsh Lane, Suite 408, Dallas, TX 75244. We will help setup, organize and sort items at the holiday store from 12 - 2p (stay as long as you can). 
 
NOTE: This is a new location; Not the same location as in past years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 6 Meeting- Metrocrest Services Holiday Store 2022-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

December 6 - Metrocrest Services Holiday Store

December 6
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm
Metrocrest Services Holiday Store
 
Our December 6th Meeting will be at the Metrocrest Holiday Store, located at 11888 Marsh Lane, Suite 408, Dallas, TX 75244. We will combine a service project and lunch by helping setup, organize and sort items at the holiday store from 12 - 2p (stay as long as you can). 
 
NOTE: This is a new location; Not the same location as in past years.
 
AMRC will provide box lunches.   If you have not ordered your Box Lunch, contact Kelvin immediately!
 
 
 
December 6 - Metrocrest Services Holiday Store 2022-12-02 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.  As the charitable arm of Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into Rotary 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 2022-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast 22

A BIG Thanks to everyone who made the Pancake Breakfast successful.
 
Additional pictures can be found on the AMRC Home Page, under Photo Albums: Pancake Breakfast 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pancake Breakfast 22 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Author Michelle Staubach Grimes donates 400 Copies of her Book

AMRC has received a donation of 400 copies of Author Michelle Staubach Grimes' book "Pidge Takes the Stage".  These books will be given to our Rotary District 5810 to support the District's International Global Grant Project supporting education in Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico.
District 5810 is hoping to collect 20,000 books for this project.  Royal Caribbean Cruise line will be donating the space to transport 20 pallets of books.
The books will be distributed as part of the District 5810 District Conference & Service Cruise, April 23-30, 2023 - a 7-night Caribbean Service Cruise, which of both the District Conference and Service Projects.
 
Michelle Staubach Grimes brief Biography:
Michelle Staubach Grimes is a mother, wife, Board Member of The Innocence Project of Texas, Pro Bono Attorney for The Innocence Project of Texas, and author of "Where is Pidge?" and "Pidge Takes the Stage." Michelle has a background in history, political science, law, creative writing, and media. She's passionate about her work with The Innocence Project of Texas @innocencetexas.org, exonerating the innocent/wrongful convictions, criminal justice reform, ending systemic racism, erasing the stigma of mental health, finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, literacy, and ending domestic violence.
Author Michelle Staubach Grimes donates 400 Copies of her Book 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast 2022

A BIG Thanks to everyone who made the Pancake Breakfast successful.
 
The final metrics (estimates):
 
Number of first responders: 20
Number of others: 30
Donations: $400
 
Additional pictures can be found on the AMRC Home Page, under Photo Albums: Pancake Breakfast 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pancake Breakfast 2022 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
November 22 Meeting - Thankful 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
From Flag 'Put Out' - November 5 2022-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

November 15 Meeting - Bill Dendy talks The Rotary Foundation

November 15
Bill Dendy
Rotary International's Foundation
Bill Dendy LOVES Rotary. He joined Rotary in 2000 with the Rotary Club of Dallas. Bill served as District Governor in 2016-17. During that time, North Texas Rotary led our Rotary zone in membership growth.  Additionally, the North Texas District was recognized as top district for public image in the paired zones.  Furthermore, our District’s Rotary Foundation giving grew with overall Foundation contributions increasing by over a million dollars.
 
Bill continues to serve our Rotary Community.  He is our our District Foundation Chairperson. Bill is a Foundation Major Donor and a member of the Paul Harris Society, White Hat Society, and Bequest Society.  He was District Rotarian of the Year in 2012, and in 2020, Bill received Rotary International’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award (only 150 worldwide per year).
 
November 15 Meeting - Bill Dendy talks The Rotary Foundation 2022-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Foundation vs AMRC Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary International and is supported solely by contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation.  Through Foundation grants, Rotarians are able to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvements of health, the support of education, and alleviation of poverty.
 
Contributions to the Rotary Foundations’ Annual Fund – SHARE are invested on a three-year cycle.  The contributions, less administrative and fundraising expenses, are then used to fund the World Fund and the District Designated Fund (DDF).  The World Fund is used by Rotary Foundation to pay for Foundation activities available to all Rotary Clubs.  The DDF is used by Districts to fund Foundation grants, activities in our club, as our district chooses.
 
For more information on Rotary Grants, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
 
There are many ways the Rotary Foundation recognize donors to express gratitude for their gift, including
     Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member - When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.
     Paul Harris Fellow - When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
 
To learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/donate/recognition

 
The Addison Midday Rotary Foundation
 
In 2005, the Addison Midday Rotary Club started the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation with the purpose of creating an entity to receive the results of our fundraising with the side benefit of allowing our donors a tax deduction if they so choose.  Our foundation primarily provides funding for a specific project of charities in or serving Addison.  Charities are selected by the Addison Midday Rotary Club.
 
The AMR Foundation has been funded through individual donations, North Texas Giving Day, our Flag Lease Program and other fund-raising activities of the Addison Midday Rotary Club.
 
 
Rotary International Foundation vs AMRC Foundation 2022-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

December 6 - Have You Ordered Lunch?

We are ordering Jimmy Johns box luncheons for our December 6 meeting . The JJ menu is found below. Box luncheons include a sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink.  Please select one or each. Jimmy Johns will make a selection for should you fail to specify.
 
Please reply to kelvin@roqski.com with your orders no later than December 1, 2022. 
 
December 6 - Have You Ordered Lunch? 2022-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

November 8 Meeting - Helping Ukraine

November 8
Volodymyr (Vol) Berezhniy
Helping Ukraine
 
Vol Berezhniy was in the United States with his family when the Ukrainian war with Russia began.  
 
Vol will tell us about life back home and his new life.
November 8 Meeting - Helping Ukraine 2022-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Roberto Delgado Inducted into AMRC 2022-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
November 12 - Pancake Breakfast 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest 2022 - Good Time by All 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

October 28 - 30 Dallas Fire Rescue 150 Anniversary Celebration

Kelvin says this is an 'Awsom Cause' and would like you to consider helping and/attending.
 
From our District Governor Howard Templin: 
 
The Dallas Fire Rescue is celebrating 150 years of servicing the City of Dallas and this public celebration will take place October 28-30, 2022 (this Friday-Sunday) at the Ladders and Lagers Festival held at Community Beer and hosted by the Dallas Firefighter's Museum. This festival is only held once and once only. 
 
They are in need of volunteers because the event has grown. They specifically need several positions and Firefighter Challenge (ESPN will be there too!). You can see all the volunteer opportunities available here: https://www.laddersandlagers.org/volunteer. All volunteers will receive a festival shirt and other goodies. 
 
The Festival will have live entertainment, kids' zone, firefighter challenge, Fletcher's Corny Dogs, a custom beer to celebrate called Valor, and more. We could really use some volunteers to support them as we celebrate.
October 28 - 30 Dallas Fire Rescue 150 Anniversary Celebration 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

November 1 Meeting- Warrior Connection

November 1
Aaron Phillips
Warrior Connection
From the Warrior Connection Web Site:
The Warrior Connection strives to end Veteran suicide, provide support, and repair family relationships through proven holistic residential retreats for Veterans and military spouses.
TWC provides residential retreats and services to veterans and their families. We gather together to heal the invisible injuries that incurred while in uniform.
 
The Warrior Connection (TWC) understands the inner journey that continues when the war is brought home. We understand the journey of military sexual trauma survivors. We understand this journey because we are veterans. We are military spouses. We are advocates for the veteran community. We are a connection of warriors working together to improve the overall well-being of our brothers and sisters that have served.​
 
We serve Veterans of all eras from all 50 states at no cost, thanks to our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. The TWC mission continues until we get to ZERO Veterans lost from post-traumatic stress (PTS).
November 1 Meeting- Warrior Connection 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

October 24 - World Polio Day

 
Rotary International has announced a three-year, $150 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to fight the deadly disease.
 
Announced during the Global Citizen Festival, the funding will support efforts to eradicate polio—through surveillance, integration of routine immunizations, and targeted campaigns—particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where wild poliovirus remains endemic. GPEI also works in 33 "outbreak" countries, including the Central African Republic, Liberia, Ukraine, the United States, and Yemen, as well as eight "at-risk" countries, including China, Iran, and Kenya.
October 24 - World Polio Day 2022-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Local Polio Fundraisers

Local Polio Fundraisers 2022-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Continues Support for the New Metrocrest Services Headquarters

Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC) has pledged $15,000 over the next 3 three years for the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters.
 
At our October 18 meeting, AMRC presented Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services with our Second-year donation.  The check for $5,000 comes from money raised through our Flag Lease Program and North Texas Giving Day.
 
METROCREST SERVICES anticipates its new headquarters at 1835 Walnut Avenue will be open in the Spring of 2023.
 
Metrocrest Services has raised $12.7 million of the $15.8 million goal.
 
For more information about the Metrocrest Services Building Our Future capital campaign click here
 
 
 
AMRC Continues Support for the New Metrocrest Services Headquarters 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

October 25 Meeting - AMRC Celebrates World Polio Day
 

World Polio Day is 24 October!
 
Make a Donation to End Polio Now on October 25.
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club will be celebrating World Polio Day at our October 25 Meeting.
 
We will show the 2022 World Polio Day Global Update!  
 
Last month rotary Internatio President Jennifer Jones Pledged $150 Million to eradicate Polio.
 
Where does that pledge money come from?
 
It comes from you and me.
 
Your donation to End Polio Now counts towards your Paul Harris.
 
In addition, the Paul and Linda Gates Foundation will triple your donation
 
On Tuesday October 25, please make a donation to End Polio
 
October 25 Meeting - AMRC Celebrates World Polio Day  2022-10-19 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 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
October 19 Meeting - World Polio Day Oct 24 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

October 18 Meeting - Metrocrest Services

October 18 Meeting
Tracy Eubanks
Metrocrest Services
Since 1971, Metrocrest Services has provided hope and relief to those who need a helping hand. Metrocrest offers a comprehensive bundle of services to address gaps in finances, employment, and nutrition to holistically help end poverty.
 
Tracy Eubanks has been the CEO of Metrocrest Services since 2013. Prior to joining the organization, he served as a Metrocrest board member for six years including serving as Board Chair. 
 
Almost a year ago, on November 16, 2021, Metrocrest Services broke ground on their new building at Belt Line Road and Josey Lane in Carrollton. This new location will improve accessibility, capacity, and ability to serve those seeking assistance by consolidating operations where the need is greatest.
 
On Friday, October 7, 2022, the tilt walls for the building began going up.
 
October 18 Meeting - Metrocrest Services 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

European Wax/AMRC Donates Gloves to Addison Fire Department

On October 12, 2022, the Addison Midday Rotary Club donated 12 cases of XL gloves to the Addison Fire Department.  One of our club members owns European Wax Centers in Dallas, including the one in Addison.  Her glove supplier mistakenly sent her the XL gloves.  When she contacted them about the mistake, she was told to keep the gloves.  Since no one on her staff uses the XL gloves, she donated them to the Addison Midday Rotary Club who donated them to the Addison Fire Department, who will put them to good use.
 
The Addison Fire Department uses almost exclusively XL gloves.  12 cases are 120 boxes of gloves.
 
Thank you, European Wax Centers!
 
 
European Wax/AMRC Donates Gloves to Addison Fire Department 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

October 18 - Bush Elementary Community Event

October 18, 2022
8:30 am – 10:00am
Community Evet
George H W Bush Elementary School
Addison. 
If you have never been in/seen the George HW Bush Elementary School, this is your change.  Students at the school will be giving tours of the school, including special activities in the music and arts classes.
 
The tours are staggered through the Community Event.  You do not have to be there at 8:30 to have a tour.
 
Plus - this is a great chance for community engagement and visibility of our club.
 
 
October 18 - Bush Elementary Community Event 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

October 18 - Principle for A Day - Bush Elementary

DISD and the Dallas Regional Chamber are sponsoring the Principal for a Day program George HW Bush Elementary School.
 
Unfortunately, all the spots are filled.
 
However, there is also a community open house, at Bush Elementary School from 8:30am – 10am the same day.  If you have never been in Bush Elementary School, this is a great opportunity.
 
 
 
October 18 - Principle for A Day - Bush Elementary 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
October 20 - WOVEN Health Care Celebration 2022-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

October 11 Meeting - Orlando Campos and Economic Development

October 11 
Orlando Campos, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Addison
The Current State of the Economy in Addison
 
Orlando Campos, Town of Addison’s Economic Development Director, works closely with the City Manager’s Office and Town Council to execute the Town’s Strategic Economic Development Plan for corporate recruitment, business retention & expansion, entrepreneurial development, tourism development, and community redevelopment. Mr Campos has the distinction of serving as the Town of Addison’s first Economic Development Director. 
 
 
Opportunities abound in Addison for companies that are looking to relocate or expand, for people who want to start a business, or for groups that want to host a meeting in Addison, North Texas' most dynamic community!  These companies need to consider the Town of Addison’s: 
 
Location
Uncover Local Opportunities
The Work Force
Quality of Life
Industry Trends
Transportation
Research Customers
Analyze Competition
Business Climate 
 
 
 
October 11 Meeting - Orlando Campos and Economic Development 2022-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

October 4 Meeting - Project Moses

October 4 Meeting
Project Moses
Human Trafficking
Project Moses is a mission founded by parishioners of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to highlight the truths of human trafficking and share the Light of Christ with its survivors.
 
This ministry focuses on the scourge of human trafficking in our community through education and awareness, advocacy with legislators and law enforcement, and partnerships with many agencies working on the rights and rehabilitation of the many victims of this crime.
 
Watch the Panel discussion on Fighting for Freedom: Understanding Sex Trafficking, recorded January 11. 2022 to learn what is currently being done in our state and how you can play a role in this fight! https://www.saintmichael.org/blog/fighting-for-freedom-understanding-sex-trafficking/?occurrence=44
 
Project Moses is the project support by the wife of 2022-2023 District Governor Howard Templin.
 
 
 
October 4 Meeting - Project Moses 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Giving Day Donations - 2022

Congratulations to the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation for achieving a total of $3125 during this year’s North Texas Giving Day Campaign.  This is more than $100/member solicited.  Thank you for reaching out to your friends, family, and colleagues to ask for support for our amazing projects. Thank you to all of our Club members that also contributed to make this campaign a success.
 
 
By the numbers:
 
$875 Anonymous Donations
 
$1760 AMRC Member Donations
 
$490 Family and Friends of Members Donations 
 
$3,125.00 Total Donations
 
North Texas Giving Day Donations - 2022 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Donates to WOVEN Health Clinic

 
At our September 20 meeting, after Lisa Rigby, Executive Director of Woven Health Clinic made her presentation, the Addison Midday Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to WOVEN Health Clinic.
 
The donation will be used to provide 50 flu shots to those who can not afford the cost of the shot.
 
Over 85% of the patients at WOVEN Health Clinic are uninsured.  
 
100% are below 250% of the poverty level.
AMRC Donates to WOVEN Health Clinic 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

September 27 Meeting - Two Speakers

Please note we have two speakers scheduled for September 27.
 
To accommodate them both, the September 27 meeting will begin at 11:45.
Our meeting will begin at 11:45.
 
Please arrive early for our September 27 Meeting!
 
9-27  11:45
 
9-27  11:45
 
9-27  11:45
 
9-27  11:45
September 27 Meeting - Two Speakers 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

September 27 Meeting - George W. Bush Institute

September 27, 2022
Natalie Gonnella-Platts
Director, Women's Advancement George W. Bush Institute
Natalie Gonnella-Platts serves as the Director, Women's Advancement at the George W. Bush Institute.  Ms. Gonnella-Platts is responsible for research and programmatic efforts that support women and girls worldwide to lead in their communities and countries. This includes the work of the First Ladies Initiative, which aims to enable and support global First Ladies in effectively using their platforms to impact change. 
 
Ms. Gonnella-Platts studied Communications and International Studies (Peace and Conflict) at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia. She earned an MA in War, Violence and Security studies from the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. 
 
September 27 Meeting - George W. Bush Institute 2022-09-22 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 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

September 27 - Jesuit Interact

September 27
Rich Perry
The Jesuit Interact Club
 
From the Jesuit Web Site :
Interact is an international Rotary-sponsored organization of community leaders who create positive, lasting change in their local communities and the global community through a motto of “service above self”. The name “Interact” is a call to International Action - it is a call to service and a call to increased international understanding. We are looking for reliable students who are committed to social justice, enjoy a hands-on approach to service, and are willing to step out of their comfort zones to compassionately interact with people with different cultural backgrounds and experiences. Members of Interact will complete their junior year service requirement by supporting various refugee services in the Dallas area (McShan Elementary Refugee Outreach, Saint Patrick’s Refugee Outreach), Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant resettlement programs, and will have the ability to be involved in Rotary sponsored service and leadership opportunities. Meetings occur at least every two weeks.
September 27 - Jesuit Interact 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC has been Awarded the 2021-2022 Rotary Citation

Congratulations to 2021-22 President Ben Wolber, the Board, Committee Chairmen and members of the Addison Midday Rotary Club
 
 
To achieve the Rotary Citation, the incoming President must list his goals, based on Rotary suggestions.
 
At the end of the year, if the club has achieved a high percentage of the goals, the club is awarded the Rotary Citation.
 
To see the AMRC 2022-2023 goals, log into MyRotary.org and go to https://rcc.rotary.org/#/goals
AMRC has been Awarded the 2021-2022 Rotary Citation 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

Markers for GHW Bush Elementary School

On September 13, Principal Crowling from George H. W. Bush Elementary School spoke to the Addison Midday Rotary Club.  At that meeting she was presented with Dry Erase Markers purchased by the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation.
George H. W. Bush Elementary is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in college and career. We focus on developing the whole child by:
 
teaching LEADERSHIP to every student,
creating a CULTURE of student empowerment,
and aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.
 
Service Project #2 for 2022-2023.
 
 
 
 
Markers for GHW Bush Elementary School 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

Markers for Bush Elementary School

On September 13, Principal Crowling from George H. W. Bush Elementary School spoke to the Addison Midday Rotary Club.  At that meeting she was presented with Dry Erase Markers purchased by the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation.
George H. W. Bush Elementary is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in college and career. We focus on developing the whole child by:
 
teaching LEADERSHIP to every student,
creating a CULTURE of student empowerment,
and aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.
 
Service Project #2 for 2022-2023.
 
 
 
 
Markers for Bush Elementary School 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Giving Day - Sept 1 - 22

 
 
 
ONE WEEK TO GO!!!
 
EARLY GIVING IS OPEN
 
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22
 
GIVE WITH PURPOSE!
 
 
NorthTexasGivingDay is Underway
 
SEPTEMBER 1
through
SEPTEMBER 22
 
Support YOUR Addison Midday Rotary!
 
GIVE WITH PURPOSE!
 
Beginning September 1, you may use the link below to make your donation.  Your help and support will make a difference.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much,
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club
4145 Beltline Road, Suite 212-242
Addison, TX 75001
North Texas Giving Day - Sept 1 - 22 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

September 25 - DALLAS COWBOYS VIP DINNER & TOUR

Please sign up today to come with your family and friends for this amazing event! 
 
Cowboys VIP Tour & Dinner:   Sunday, Sept. 25,   5 PM to 8:30 PM
Includes VIP Guided 90-Minute Tour
Includes 1 drink ticket (per person)
Professional 5x7 Photo
Includes very nice 3 course meal – served suite style in the Stadium Club
Free parking - Lot 1 or 2, Entry A, AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX
Package VIP Guided Tour of the stadium is a 90-minute private tour, more exclusive than for the public. Tour includes:
Cowboys Locker Room
Cheerleaders Locker Room
Postgame Interview Room
Miller Lite Fan Club
Media Press Box
Field
Luxury Suite
Cotton Bowl Offices
Club Areas
Dr. Pepper Star Area
All for $84 per person. A minimum of 50 people is required! PLEASE INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WE NEED 50 attendees and we put down a $2000 deposit already so please sign up and pay today! 
 
 
Here is a sneak peak: https://goo.gl/maps/Ug1XhGiiugM2
 
September 25 - DALLAS COWBOYS VIP DINNER & TOUR 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

September 20 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic

September 20
Lisa Rigby, Executive Director
Woven Health Clinic
 
Lisa Rigby is the Executive Director at Woven Health Clinic, a 501(c)(3) community healthcare clinic.  Woven Health Clinic provides a medical home for low income, uninsured adults that live in Dallas and surrounding areas.
 
Since she started with Woven in 2015, Ms. Rigby has increased Clinic funding from $650,000 to $2,500,000, launched an innovative integrated healthcare program focused on disease prevention, and expanded services from primary care only to include nutrition therapy and basic mental health care, with a strong emphasis on preventing diabetes and heart disease.
 
Ms. Rigby is passionate about reinventing health care payment and delivery models to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.  
 
 
September 20 Meeting - Woven Health Clinic 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

Club Rewards thru Amazon Smiles

Please sign up for Amazon Smiles, a program that rewards the Addison Midday Rotary Club based on your purchases
 
Received from Amazon Smiles on October 5, 2022
Addison Midday Rotary (EIN: 20-2624922) did not receive a donation this quarter from the AmazonSmile Foundation because your donation balance was less than the $5 minimum disbursement amount. Don't worry - we will hold your donation and add it to a disbursement in a future quarter.
 
Amazon Smiles Rewards
Sign up by going to this page AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.
and 'click' on "Get Started"
When prompted to enter Charity Name, enter Addison Midday Rotary Club
Select our club and answer the next screen
 
Please note the comment on the screen:
You must start your shopping at smile.amazon.com
 
Tom Thumb for U Rewards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In August 2022, AMRC received a letter from Tom Thumb stating: Based on the fact that there was limited activity during 2021, Tom Thumb removed the AMRC account from the Good Neighbor Program.
Club Rewards thru Amazon Smiles 2022-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

September 6 Meeting - Self Defense with Salvador S. Padilla

September 6, 2022
Salvador S Padilla
Self Defense
Master Salvador S. Padilla is an energetic professional with extensive experience in mentoring, team-building, and client development. He has over 35 years of progressive martial arts, hand-to-hand combat, stick, knife and pistol experience.
 
In addition to paid individual and group training, he has delivered instruction to tens of thousands of people via community outreach initiatives to social organizations, schools, and churches.
 
After experienced bullying as a child. Padilla joined a local martial arts academy expecting to learn self-defense, but he gained so much more: martial arts empowered him to communicate effectively through active listening and fundamentally and positively shaped his personality.
 
In 2003 he took a leap of faith and founded Padilla Martial Arts Inc., which he sold in 2010.  In 2011 he opened Combat Fitness USA with a mission to empower individuals and small groups through realistic and progressive martial arts, hand-to-hand combat, stick, knife and pistol training.​
September 6 Meeting - Self Defense with Salvador S. Padilla 2022-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
August 30 - Dry Erasure Markers for GHBES 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

August 30 Meeting - Communities Foundation of Texas

August 30, 2022
Monica Christopher
Communities Foundation of Texas
Monica Christopher serves Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) as the foundation’s Senior Vice President, Chief Giving and Community Impact Officer. She oversees the teams responsible for grantmaking, cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, and the implementation of North Texas Giving Day.
 
Community Foundation of Texas is a grantmaking public charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people in North Texas.  CFT’s mission is to create a thriving community for all.
 
As one of the largest community foundations in the nation, CFT professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations, and nonprofits and has awarded more than $2 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.  CFT awards more than 5,000 grants per year.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas (NTX) Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.
 
August 30 Meeting - Communities Foundation of Texas 2022-08-24 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 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Strictly Social Luncheon at Olive Garden 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Zoom Meeting Info 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - August

 
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on membership in Rotary.
Rotary Monthly Theme - August 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Sept 22 - Save the Date - NTX 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Ben Wolber 2022-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

August 24 - Fantasy Football League  Draft

Posted on Aug 18, 2022
AMRC Fantasy Football League 2022
Draft Day Draft Day Draft Day
 
Wednesday, August 24, 6 pm: DRAFT DAY for the 2022-23 Addison Midday Rotary Club Fantasy Football League
 
Once again, Mary Jo has volunteered to host a draft party at her home, 17043 Vinland in Addison. We will start gathering after 5 pm and the draft will start promptly at 6 pm. You do not have to attend the draft party to participate as the draft will be online and automated. If you aren’t familiar with the ESPN Fantasy Football website and phone app I suggest you get caught up before the season starts. They have lots of information and training videos for you to learn your way around the system.
 
It will be a snake draft with 90 seconds allowed for each pick or you can set your draft to automatic and let the system make your choices.
 
Thanks to everyone for signing up. We are all looking forward to another fun season. Each 'team owner' owes Jim Duffy $10 cash for the prize pool. 
 
Questions?: Contact Jim Duffy.
August 24 - Fantasy Football League  Draft 2022-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

August 23 - Strictly Social Luncheon - Olive Garden

Addison Midday Rotary
"Strictly Social Luncheon"


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

11:30am
Olive Garden Italian Kitchen
4240 Beltline Road (at Midway)

Order from regular menu - Individual checks
In order for restaurant to be prepared with appropriate staff to serve us,

please make a reservation by August 20th
email suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com 

Guests are welcome!
Salute! Heather Young & Suzie Oliver
August 23 - Strictly Social Luncheon - Olive Garden 2022-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

August 16 Meeting - Whole Person Care

August 16 Meeting
Michael Poku, MD, MBA
Whole Person Care
Michael Poku, MD, MBA is a senior medical director for Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers that delivers value-based care to adults on Medicare. Michael is passionate about developing and implementing novel care models and is a proponent of "whole person care". Michael also holds clinical faculty positions at the Methodist Health System in Dallas and UT Southwestern. Michael has past experiences in management consulting at McKinsey & Company where he worked in the healthcare payer and provider space; he also has experiences in intellectual property management, healthcare provider operational/clinical leadership, VC/PE, and healthcare operations and strategy.
 
August 16 Meeting - Whole Person Care 2022-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
Sept 15-18 Addison Oktoberfest - GET READY 2022-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

Addison Addvocates with 8 hours of Service

Tiara Chapman is inviting all Addison Addvocates who have volunteered at least 8 hours of service since Jan 1st of 2022 to come and celebrate at the Employee Appreciation Luncheon August 18th from 11:45am – 2 pm. Please respond, please email Tiara Chapman at tchapman@addisontx.gov by Monday August,15th so she can get an accurate head count.
 
Addison Addvocates with 8 hours of Service 2022-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
August 16 Meeting - New Member Vocation Talk 2022-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

Strategic Plan 2022-2023

Please look over and if you have any additional items that should be included in our Strategic Plan, please contact Mary Jo.
 
Strategic Plan 2022-2023 2022-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC Goals for 2022-2023 2022-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Rolled for Metrocrest Services

On August 2,2022, the Addison Midday Rotary Club collected rolls of Toilet Paper for Metrocrest Services.  
 
Service Project #1 for 2022-2023.
 
 
 
AMRC Rolled for Metrocrest Services 2022-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

August 9 Meeting - ClubRunner

August 9, 2022
Stan Herrin
ClubRunner 101
AMRC Member and Past President StanHerrin will explain the difference between ClubRunner and MyRotary.org, highlight some of features available on ClubRunner and talk about the ClubRunner Mobile App.
 
Our Homepage and Newsletter are the product of Clubrunner.
 
"An Official Rotary International Licensee, ClubRunner serves thousands of Rotary clubs and districts just like yours across the globe with one goal in mind - to make technology work for anyone, anywhere while enabling Rotarians to streamline club processes and improve productivity."
 
 
August 9 Meeting - ClubRunner 2022-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Aug 2 - Let's ROLL for Metrocrest 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Fun Time at Strictly Social 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

July 28 - Strategic Plan Meeting

Mary Jo is looking for AMRC members who would like to be on the AMRC Strategic Plan Committee
Her goal is to have the Strategic Plan ready for club discussion and full club input at our August 2nd Club Assembly.
 
The Committee will meet 5:00pm, Thursday, July 28th at Mary Jo's home - 17043 Vinland Dr.  The meeting will be finished by 6:00pm
 
This meeting is open to the first twelve members who respond - I think that is the legal limit for my living room!  
 
Wine and light snacks will be served.  BYOBeer unless you will drink Budweiser products.  
 
Please respond to Mary Jo if you are interested.
 
Mary Jo
maryjo_cater@yahoo.com
214-995-2918
 
July 28 - Strategic Plan Meeting 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

On a Happy Note

Dash Lawrence vanGoethem was born Monday, July 18, 2022, at 3:30pm.
Proud parents are Eric and Sabrina vanGoethem
 
On a Happy Note 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
On a Sad Note 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

July 26 Meeting - Strictly Social Luncheon

RSVP if you plan to attend by July 23rd - Email suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com
Guests are welcome

NOTE:
Order from regular menu
Individual checks
RSVP if you plan to attend by July 23rd
so the restaurant can be prepared with the appropriate staff to serve us
Email suzie_oliver@tx.rr.com
Guests are welcome
Guests are welcome
 
July 26 Meeting - Strictly Social Luncheon 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Did U C (Did you see?)

Mary Jo opened an email from Metrocrest Services and saw AMRC in the opening story!
 
The picture is from last year - the drive is this year.
 
Did U C (Did you see?) 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

July 19 Meeting - Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships

July 19 Meeting
Jerry Allison, President and Past President of Addison Midday Rotary
Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships
 
What is a Rotary Action Group?  What are Rotary Fellowships?  What is the difference?  Why do we need these?
Rotary is full of opportunities to serve your community, collaborate with projects in your District or State, contribute or join Global Grants around the World, prepare our future leaders, share knowledge with business leaders in underserved countries, etc.  But there is so much more you can do in Rotary.  You can visit Clubs locally, around your State or Country, or when traveling to other countries.  Another way to meet Rotarians is to join groups with common education or experience as yourself or join groups that have similar passions to help others.
 
President Jerry will share with attendees the difference between Action Groups and Fellowships.  We will explore some of the various groups available, why they exist, how they were formed, who should join, what do they do, when and where do they meet, what does it cost, and how to join.  One does not necessarily need to be a Rotarian to join these groups.
 
If you are a Rotarian, or considering joining Rotary, Action Groups and Fellowships may be another way to achieve fulfillment in your life.
 
President Jerry has been with the Addison Midday Rotary Club for 7 years, and a member of Rotary International for 26 years.  He has been a member of Rotary Clubs in the United States, Maranians Islands, and the Philippines.
 
 
July 19 Meeting - Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships 2022-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC 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 our The Flag Lease Program Web site:
 
See the Addison Midday Rotary Flag Program Video on YouTube.  Click Here!
AMRC Flag Lease Program smh 2022-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

July 12 Meeting - Deputy City Manager John Crawford

July 12, 2022
John Crawford, Deputy City Manager for the Town of Addison
Addison Today
 
John Crawford will speak on Addison Today.  
 
He oversees the Addison Airport, Marketing and Communication, Public Works and Engineering, Parks and Recreation, and Special Events. Previously he oversaw Finance and Budgeting, Economic Development, Municipal Court, and General Services.
July 12 Meeting - Deputy City Manager John Crawford 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
July 14 - Metrocrest Chamber Lunch 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

DG Howard Templin's Goals

At our July 5 meeting, DG Howard Templin unveiled his 10 goals for District 5810 in 2022-2023
1. Retain Members
2. Grow Rotary
3. More Diversity
4. Increase Foundation giving
5. Increase Polio giving
6. Increase the number of EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year contribute a minimum of $100 to the Foundation)
7. Increase the number of Service Projects per club
8. Each Club participates in a Global Grant
9. Each Club have a Strategic Plan
10. Collaboration between Clubs in the District.
 
 
DG Howard Templin's Goals 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

July 5 Meeting - RYLA Camper Hampton Aldridge

July 5
Hampton Aldridge
Hampton Aldridge will give us a brief presentation about his Camp RYLA experience. Hampton has a very busy summer schedule, so having him speak is a treat. Hampton attends Jesuit College Preparatory Academy of Dallas and is one of two RYLA campers we sponsored this year.
 
 
July 5 Meeting - RYLA Camper Hampton Aldridge 2022-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations President Elect Mary Jo 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Year 2022-2023

The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  These dates coincide with our club's tax year.
 
Beginning July 1, 2022, the Rotary International President is Jennifer E. Jones.
The 1st Woman President of Rotary International.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Onterio
 
 
The theme for 2022-2023 Imagine Rotary, asks Rotarians to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Rotary Year 2022-2023 Stan Herrin 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - July

 
July is Transition 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.
 
July is also 'Bring a Friend to Rotary' Month
 
Who do you know that should be a Rotarian?
 
 
Rotary Monthly Theme - July 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Check this out! 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Calendar Ideas

President is putting together the 2022-2023 Calendar.
 
If you have an activity he needs to put on the Calendar, please contact him.
Calendar Ideas 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

2022-2023 Rotary Year Officers

President: Jerry Allison
 
President Elect: Mary Jo Cater
 
Treasurer: Mary Reed
 
Secretary:
 
Immediate Past President: Ben Wolber
 
Sergeant-at-Arms: Greg Thornbury
2022-2023 Rotary Year Officers 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

2021-2022 Volunteer Hours

From President Ben:
 
During the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, the Addison Midday Rotary Club conducted 12 service projects, and our members provided a total of over 270 volunteer hours to get them done.
 
For two of the service projects, our club received Matching District Grants for Projects with the Addison Police and Fire Departments (Santa’s Heroes and Cops & Kids). For each of these two Service Projects, our club provided $930 worth of gift cards.  The matching District Grants provided the same amount of money, bringing the total of donations to nearly $3,900!
 
The club also provided the yearly Easter Baskets for Hope Supply. But in addition to these club funded donations, the members also came up with additional, own and individual donations – for example our toilet paper drive, the books and toys provided for George H W Bush Elementary School, the cereal for Metrocrest Services.
 
It is important to note that setting out and picking up flags as well as all the work done at the flag workday is not included in the volunteer hours related to the service projects. This is fundraising, helping to create the income we have from this program. The true hours committed by our members to our club therefore is much higher.
 
2021-2022 Volunteer Hours 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 28, 2022

Installation and Awards Dinner - June 28, 2022
From 6pm to 9 pm
 
Venue Forty/50
4050 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX
 
Reservations Required
 
Dinner will be Chicken Cordon Blue.  If you would like something different due to dietary reasons, please contact Cynthia.
 
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 28, 2022 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Past President Mary Jo 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Tagging Pictures on Facebook

We have reviewed our policy on tagging pictures on Facebook and have decided to change our policy. 
 
Previously we did not tag people in our pictures in our club posts on Facebook.  In the future, we will tag people.
 
If you do not wish to be tagged in a club photo, please contact Stan Herrin.
Tagging Pictures on Facebook 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Flag Lease Program is Growing! 2022-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Cereal for Metrocrest Services

Cereal Drive for Metrocrest Services
Metrocrest Services Sack Summer Hunger program and Food Pantry ensures no child in the Metrocrest Services area goes hungry during the summer.
 
Children love cereal and boxes of cereal are always in demand.  To minimize this problem, the Addison Midday Rotary Club held a Cereal Drive.
 
At our June 14 Rotary meeting, our club of 25 members donated over 100 boxes of cereal and dropped them off at the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry. 
 
For more information on a Cereal Drive for Metrocrest Services, go to SSH Donation Drive Packet (metrocrestservices.org)
 
Cereal for Metrocrest Services 2022-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Club Rewards thru Kroger

Another Rewards Program that rewards the Addison Midday Rotary Club based on your purchases
 
 
Club Rewards thru Kroger 2022-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA 2022

Camp RYLA was a success, and as usually our AMRC member Jim Duffy played a big role in its success.
 
Thanks, Jim, for your hard work.
 
RYLA 2022 2022-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for 4th of July

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
4th of July Day is Monday, July 4
 
Flags Set Out: Friday/Saturday July 1/2
 
Flags Pick Up: Friday/Saturday July 8/9
 
Please contact Nancy Craig with your work preference.
 
 
Flag Schedule for 4th of July 2022-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

June 14 Meeting - Artificial Intelligence, Part 2

June 14, 2022
Professor Jan Wolber, PhD
Product Leader Digital with GE Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence, Part 2
 
Please note our meeting will start early on June 14.  Please arrive early
 
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.  Although he lives in England, he is visiting Ben and will making a live presentation.
 
 
June 14 Meeting - Artificial Intelligence, Part 2 2022-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

Ceral Box Challange - June 14

METROCREST SERVICES CEREAL BOX CHALLANGE
 
On June 14 (Flag Day) Mary Jo has challenged us to fill her SUV with Cereal Boxes!
 
This summer, we’re collecting cereal boxes for Metrocrest Services that will be distributed to children during the Sack Summer Hunger program and the Food Pantry.
 
Remember eating cereal as a child? As an Adult?  What was your favorite? Bring 4 -8 boxes to our June 14 meeting.
 
Funny story - In southern Illinois there is a town of Creal Springs.  Twice a year the Boy Scout troop where I was Assistant Scoutmaster drove through this town about 9:00pm after driving for 3 hours - we were going backpacking in the Shawnee National Forest. I convinced some Scouts the name of the town was Cereal Springs, which many of them called it for several years.
 
So, remember this is a Cereal Drive and not a Creal Drive
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Volunteer

Examples of Addison Midday Service Projects
 
Flag Lease Program
Set out and pick up.
Sell subscriptions.
Flag workday with Social Afterwards.
Money Raised thru our Flag Lease Program is supports our AMRC Foundation.
 
Rotary International Foundation
Donations to End Polio Campaign with matching grant from Bill Gates Foundation.
 
Interact Club
AMRC Sponsors the Interact Club at Jesuit High School, Dallas
We sponsored two RYLA campers every year and drive them to and from camp.
Provided the Interact Club with Holiday lights and funds for a Christmas Dance for teenagers living with special needs.
 
Metrocrest Services
AMRC has been a Seasons of Service sponsor along with other Rotary clubs.
AMRC has pledged monetary support to the new Metrocrest Services Building.
AMRC presented Metrocrest Services with the first of three installments for its new Headquarters.
Filled Sack Summer Hunger bags with food.
Sorted produce for Sack Summer Hunger Bags.
Sorted donated cans at the Metrocrest Food Pantry donations for Thanksgiving boxes and other food give aways.
Sorting, bagging, cutting gift wrap at the Metrocrest Holiday Store.
Staffed the Metrocrest Services Holiday Store when it was open.
Donated teenage gifts to Metrocrest Holiday Store.
Gathered Toilet paper for ‘Let’s Roll for Metrocrest’ campaign.
Inventoried Metrocres Services Skylane Warehouse and Food Pantry.
Cereal Drive for Metrocrest Services.
 
Addison’s Police and Fire Department’s Santa’s Heros and Cops-n-Kids Program
Sold Addison Police Families Association T Shirts.
Toy Donations to Santas.
Conducted a Pancake Breakfast to raise money.
Wrapped packages for Santas Heroes.
AMRC Donated to Santa’s Heros by purchasing 66 $25 gift cards.
AMRC purchased gift cards for Cops-n-Kids Program.
Assisted in the Santa’s Heros and Cop-n-Kid handouts.
 
George H W Bush Elementary School
Collected Dry Erase Markers for Bush Elementary.
Assembled tables for Bush Elementary.
Obtained a donation of 100 Child size ear buds for Bush Elementary
Stocked George H W Bush Elementary School Store.
Participated in Bush Elementary School Read Across America Day.
Assisted in Bush Elementary School’s Spring Festival.
 
International
Collected empty pill bottles for Malawi, Africa.
Donated two Shelter Boxes – one from club, and one from club members.
The AMRC agreed to support the Rotary Club Legaspi West in seeking a global grant for a clean water project. 
AMRC held a zoom joint meeting with the German Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch.
AMRC donated to Victims of Human Trafficking.
AMRC donated to the Kenya Ambulance Project.
AMRC donated to provide health insurance to Kenyan families.
 
Misc
Brick at American Fallen Soldiers Project
 
Town of Addison
Provided candy canes at the Addison Circle tree lighting
Helped the Town of Addison prepare for Oktoberfest.
AMRC cleaned up White Rock Creek Trail in Addison.
Planted trees at various locations around the Town of Addison
 
Hope Supply
Made Easter baskets.
Made new mother boxes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 7 Meeting - Club Assembly 2022-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

How to Join AMRC

HOW TO JOIN
Step 1 Get to know us; let us get to know you!
We meet on Tuesdays at noon, or
Participate in one of our volunteer programs.
 
Step 2 Find a Sponsor
Ask an AMRC member to sponsor you.
 
Step 3 Apply for Membership
Fill out and submit the New Member Application
 
Step 4 Approval
Upon Board and Club approval, you will be invited to join AMRC.
You will be presented with new member Rotary literature
 
Step 5 Initiation Fee Payment
Upon your payment of initiation fee, you will be inducted into the Addison Midday Rotary Club and presented your Badge
 
Step 6 Attend
A New Member Orientation course will be scheduled for you.
 
Step 7 Complete the New Member Requirements
1. Greet members and guest at the door (Four Times); 
2. Attend one board meeting; 
3. Two months perfect attendance (including make-ups); 
4. Lead Prayer and pledge once; 
5. Sign up for one of the committees; 
6. Bring in a potential new member; 
7. Do one vocational talk.  
 
MEMBERSHIP
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club is composed of adult persons who demonstrate good character, integrity, and leadership; possess good reputation within their business, profession, and / or community; and are willing to serve in their community and /or around the world." 
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club has five types of membership
 
An Active Member is an individual elected to the club but not as a Corporate, Household, Under 40, or Honorary Member.
 
A Corporate Member is an individual elected to the club under the Corporate Membership Policy.
 
A Household Member must be a spouse, family member, or partner of an Active Member living at the same address.
 
An Under 40 Member must be under the age of 40 when applying for membership in this club. If elected, this person's membership shall expire upon the beginning of the next quarter after the member's 40th birthday, at which time membership continues but not as an Under 40 membership.
 
An Honorary Member must be recognized by the club for distinguished meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and be considered a friend of Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary's cause. 
 
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Videos by the Addison Midday Rotary Club 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
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May 31 Meeting - REACT

May 31
Kendall Bachiks
REACT
Check out this REACT Videohttps://vimeo.com/481471916/18679ff924
 
MEET THE BACHIKS
Our entry into the world of neuro-recovery is not all that unique, but where we’ve taken things is anything but traditional!
 
Kendell, born and raised in Dallas, was fueled by a life defined by progress. Working in the financial sector as an auditor for KPMG, her life was derailed in a moments time. It was October 31, 2009. A seemingly inconsequential decision to ride with friends that Halloween ended up being a choice that changed the course of her life forever. She was in a car accident. The speed and intensity of fishtailing left to right, over and over, snapped Kendell’s neck – instantly paralyzing her.
 
Ryan, born and raised in Waco, was fueled by a life of sports. Just as he finished several collegiate strength and conditioning internships with universities like Baylor and Missouri, Kendell had placed a job opportunity on the National Strength & Conditioning Association’s website for a coach capable of taking on the delicate challenge of caring for people overcoming traumatic conditions while pushing them beyond what they believe is their limit. Ryan was eager to prove himself and relocated to Dallas for the job. Instantly he found himself in awe of the willpower it takes to overcome conditions like a spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, MS and the many other neurological diagnoses his clients face .
 
Everyday, the Bachik’s commit themselves to serving others through improved movement. Together, their team continues to push the realm of what’s possible in neuro-recovery. Utilizing experience, knowledge and the brain’s ability to dictate movement, Bachik Methods has created a system of training that propels client’s well beyond what many say is possible.
 
Physical and emotional recovery do not occur independently. They are so closely intertwined that unless we address both, you will not achieve what you are capable of! We are committed to improving every person that trusts our family in their recovery. 
 
You will FEEL our passion. Our team will take you where you cannot take yourself!
May 31 Meeting - REACT 2022-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA

Camp RYLA is May 29 - June 3.  We have Drivers!
 
 
Camp RYLA 2022-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Bookkeeper Needed

The Addison Midday Rotary Club needs a bookkeeper. 
 
If you of someone, please let Jim know.
 
We would prefer a bookkeeper who is familiar with Rotary.
 
(Our old bookkeeper is no longer able to assist us.)
 
 
Bookkeeper Needed 2022-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

May 24 Meeting - Kenyan Ambulance Project

May 24
Dave McSpadden
Kenya Ambulance Project
Dave McSpadden is the Past District Governor from the Waxahachie Rotary Club.
 
Samwel Otieno founded a hospital in Kenya in 2014.  In December 2021, while seeking assistance for the hospital, he met fellow Rotarian and Waxahachie resident Dave McSpadden.  Working together, Otieno and McSpadden created the U.S.-based nonprofit arm of RTC to help raise funds for the hospital.
 
Currently the hospital needs an ambulance.
 
 
May 24 Meeting - Kenyan Ambulance Project 2022-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Easter Baskets Service Project 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Grant Helps Cops & Kids 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Report from Flag Lease Program

At the April Board Meeting of the Addison Midday Rotary Club, Jim Duffy reported that the net proceeds of the Flag Lease Program from the third quarter of 2021-20220 was $1, 721.80.  These funds were 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 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA Drivers Needed

Drivers are needed to drive RYLA campers to Camp RYLA on May 29 and return June 3.
 
If you can help, please contact Bruce Arfsten.
 
Camp RYLA is July 28 to Aug 2
Camp RYLA Drivers Needed Stan Herrin 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
April 26 Meeting - Police Chief Spencer 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Past-Elect Jerry Allison 2022-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
April 19 Meeting - TBD 2022-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
March 29 Meeting - Club Assembly 2022-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome To A New AMRC Member - Eric VanGoethen 2022-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome To A New AMRC Member - Heather Young 2022-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

March 22 Meeting - Trip to the Addison Airport

March 22
Visit to the Addison Airport
We will have an offsite meeting at the new Addison Airport Offices on Addison Road.  Darci Neuzil will give us a tour of their offices.
 
No Meeting at May Dragon.
 
Lunch Cost: for those of you that have ordered lunch, the cost is $10.
If you have not ordered, you need to bring your own lunch.
 
Meeting location. 4545 Jimmy Doolittle, Suite 200
Park anywhere in the parking lot.
 
 
 
 
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