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 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Addison Methodist Hospital 50,000 Surgery 2023-02-03 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  2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

February 7 Meeting - Kristi Roye, Traffick911

Feb 07, 2023
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!
February 7 Meeting - Kristi Roye, Traffick911 2023-02-03 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 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
March 28 - Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 11:00 am
 
May Dragon
 
NO ZOOM
 
 
 
Board Meeting 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

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) 2023-01-05 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 13 - Four Way Test Contest GHW Bush Elementary School 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

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

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

Fantasy Football 2022

Posted on Dec 16, 2022
AMRC Fantasy Football League 2022
Final Standings
 
 
 
1. Team Duffy - Jim Duffy
2. Fighting I's - Stan Herrin
3. Fields Forever - Eric vanGoethem
4. Addison RonsHumans - Ron Whitehead
5. Dallas Galaxy - Ben Wolber
6. Team Arfsten - Bruce Arfsten
7. Angells Halos - Al Angell
8. Team Cater - Mary Jo Cater
9. Dak2theFuture - Kelvin Roquemore
10. Team Thornbury - Greg Thornbury
 
Fantasy Football 2022 2022-12-16 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
Dec 27 - No Meeting at May Dragon 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Cynthia Allison 2022-12-16 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 December 30, 2022.
 
Holiday Schedule for the Midday News 2022-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Roberto Delgado Gets His Badge 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

No Meeting at May Dragon

No Meeting at May Dragon, Tuesday Noon
on December 20th
 
Our weekly meeting will be at
The Metrocrest Holiday Store
11888 Marsh Lane, Suite 408, Dallas, TX 75244
No Meeting at May Dragon 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 13 - Annual Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 13 
Annual Meeting
 
Discuss the slate for next year, status of budget and other club issues.
December 13 - Annual Meeting 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

Congratulations Jim Duffy

Congratulations Jim Duffy
Paul Harris + 7 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Jim Duffy 2022-11-23 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
Welcome To Our Newest Member 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 - Rotary Means Business Fellowship

 
 
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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!
 
 
 
November 8 - Rotary Means Business Fellowship 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 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

October 22 - Oktoberfest 2022

Rotary Club of Addison
Octoberfest 2022
October 22, 2022
5:30 pm
The Wolber Residence
5316 Paladium
Addison, TX 75254
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 22 - Oktoberfest 2022 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

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' 2022-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

September 13 - Principal Crowling - Bush Elementary School

September 13
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.
 
Our Club will present to Mrs. Crowling Dry Erase Markers purchased by the AMR Foundation.
 
 
 
 
September 13 - Principal Crowling - Bush Elementary School 2022-09-06 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

August 2 Meeting - Club Assembly

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topics to be Discussed:
  • DRAFT Club Plan for 2022-2023
  • AMRC Budget for 2022-2023
  • Committee Chairs' Roles and Goals
  • DRAFT Stategic Plan for AMRC
and
We will collect Toilet Paper - Let it Roll
August 2 Meeting - Club Assembly 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

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OF THE THINGS we think, say, or do:

 1) Is it the TRUTH?

 2) Is it FAIR to all Concerned?

 3) Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSIPS?

 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned?

- sta 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

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 28 2022

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year
 
 
Service Above Self Award
Ron Whitehead
 
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
Greg Thornbury
Stan Herrin
 
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
Mary Jo Cater
 
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 2022-2023 Board
and Committee Chairs
 
Left To Right
Howard Templin - 2022-2023 District Governor
Mary Reed - Treasurer
Cynthia Allison - Secretary
Mary Jo Cater - President Elect
Ben Wolber - Immediate Past President
Kelvin Roquemore - Service Projects
Greg Thornbury - Sargent-at-Arms
Eric vanGoethem - Membership Chair
 
 
2022-2023 President
Jerry Allison
 
 
 
Transfer of Gavel from Immediate Past President Ben Wolber
to President Jerry Allison
 
 
Thanks, Ron Whitehead, for Being the Emcee
 
 
 
Thanks, Happy Franklin, for Reciting the Object of Rotary to us.
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 28 2022 2022-06-30 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

July 5 Meeting - District Governor Howard Templin

July 5
District Governor Howard Templin
Rotary District 5810 2022-2023 District Governor is Howard Templin.  District Governor Templin is a 3rd generation Rotarian, having been a member of The Rotary Club of Dallas since 2009. He is Paul Harris Society member and a Major Donor. He was president of the 1st Club in Texas in 2017-18. Howard has served on the club’s Board of Directors, the Foundation Board, several committees, as well as participating in many of the club’s projects. He is a past District Membership Chairman, Assistant Governor, and a Lone Star PETS facilitator.
 
Howard earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas, Austin. After working as an architect and capital improvements project manager for over 47 years, he retired in July 2020 from being project manager on the University of Texas at Dallas campus.
 
Howard has been married to his wonderful wife Ellen for 32 years. They have three adult daughters, Nicole Templin, Barbara Templin and The Reverend Claire Makins. Ellen and Howard have 2 grandsons, Cal and James Makins.
 
 
July 5 Meeting - District Governor Howard Templin 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
June 28 Meeting - No Meeting at Noon 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

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 4 of Rotary Fellowships
 
Shooting Sport
Singles
Skiing
Social Networks
Strategic Planning
Surfing
Table Tennis
Tennis
Total Quality Management
Travel and Hosting
Triathlon
Urban Gardening
Vintage Collectables
Wellness and Fitness
Whisk(e)y
Wildlife Conservation
Wine
Yachting
Yoga
 
 
For more information on Fellowships, go to Rotary Fellowships | Rotary International
 
 
 
What is a Rotary Fellowship? 2022-06-16 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)
 
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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

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.
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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.
 
 
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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
Midday News ADDENDUM For June 7, 2022  2022-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

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

Rotary Monthly Theme - May

May is Youth Service (formerly called New Generations) Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange.
 
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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

Flag Schedule for Memorial Day

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
Memorial Day is May 30
 
Flags Set Out: Friday/Saturday May 27/28
 
Flags Pick Up: Friday/Saturday June 3/4
 
 
 
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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

May 10 Meeting - RYLA

May 10 Meeting
Dr. Dana Mackison
RYLA 
Dr. Dana Mackison is the Founder and President of Innovation Link, and is a nationally recognized leader in chiropractic. With over 40 years of experience in the field, Dana is prolific in gaining clinical product exposure and relevance for businesses. He has a strong focus on developing clinical engagement strategies. Dana has spent much of his career partnering with chiropractic colleges, where he shares his knowledge of the field with young aspiring chiropractors. Dana was a longtime leader in the Boy Scouts Circle 10 in DFW. In the Rotary world, Dana is more fondly known as "The World's Best Activities Director," and one of the co-founders and current Director of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp for District 5810, RYLA for short. Camp RYLA began 31 years ago, in the summer of 1991, and has been serving District 5810 students as one of the premiere leadership camps in the country every summer since. 
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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.
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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

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 2022-04-21 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

April 5 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply

April 5
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 be at the May Dragon by 12:00 so you can place your order and 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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 5 Meeting - Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2022-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Club Leadership Development - March 26 2022-03-24 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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Rotary Monthly Theme - March

 
March is Water and Sanitation 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.
Rotary Monthly Theme - March 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Our Newest Members

The waiting period is up - Next time you see them, welcome our two new club members - Heather Young and Eric VanGoethen. Heather is a new Rotarian and Eric is a transfer from another club.  
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March 15 Meeting - St Patrick's Day (Early) 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

March 8 Meeting - Year Up

March 8
Mary Lynn Amoyo
Senior Director of Philanthropy for Year Up Inc
Mary Lynn Amoyo will introduce us to their work as a workforce development organization committed to equitable access to economic opportunities, education, and justice for all young adults. They are working with Dallas Colleges El Centro Campus.
 
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
 
Year Up believes that every young adult has potential and deserves opportunity and economic justice.
 
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Donations for Victims of Human Trafficking

At the Regional Rotary PETS (President-Elect Training Session) items were gathered for victims of human trafficking.  The Addison Midday Rotary Club donated T-shirt’s and underwear.  AMRC President-Elect Jerry Allison collected the donations.
 
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Read Across America

Read Across America at as part of the Read Across America Initiative.  
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club helped celebrate Read Across America March 2, 2022 (Dr. Seus’ birthday) at George H. W. Bush Elementary School in Addison. Visitor restrictions limited our participation to five members, so we brought along a bunch of new books donated by individual club members! The school principal and teachers were in costume.
 
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President's Day Flag Pickup 2022-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
2022 Zoom Meeting Info 2022-03-05 06:00:00Z 0

Read Across America - March 2

Wednesday March 2nd
Read Across America at as part of the Read Across America Initiative.  
 
Everyone can participate in Read Across America!  
  • Five AMRC Members can read at Bush Elementary between 8:30 - 10:30 am.  Call Mary Jo to Volunteer
  • AMRC Members can pledge a $5, $10 or $20 donation to buy books for classroom at Bush Elementary.
  • You can shop for the books to be donated by AMRC. 
Please let her know if you can volunteer to read, shop or make a cash pledge!  
 
The students at Bush Elementary get so excited that businesspeople are interested in them - and they are so interested in each of you!  It’s way more about the interaction and feeling of community support, less about the actual reading.  It is very rewarding!
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Rotary Peace Fellowships

Rotary District 5810 is now accepting Rotary Peace Fellowship applications for the 2023-24 academic year. Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary endorsers must submit endorsements to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
 
Rotary District 5810 is pleased to report that the district's candidate for 2022, Carrie Perkins, has been accepted to go to Thailand.
 
Please contact PDG Linda Elliott for further details about the Rotary Peace Fellowship.
 
214-952-7337
 
Rotary Peace Fellowship Candidates
Clubs and districts have the power to shape the next generation of peacebuilders by recruiting Rotary Peace Fellows and helping them stay involved with Rotary after their studies. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degree programs and 80 for professional certificate programs at the seven Rotary Peace Centers around the world. By supporting a peace fellow, your club or district can engage with the program in meaningful ways. 
 
Rotary Peace Fellowship Program
 
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.
 
Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,500 fellows who now work in over 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, education and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
 
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March 1 Meeting - Addison Arbor Foundation

March 1
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.
 
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Setting Out President Day Flags 2022-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Feb 22 - Dallas Holocaust Museum

February 22
Mary Patt Higgins
President, and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Mary Pratt Higgins will give us an introduction to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museums messages and collection.
 
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum tells the story of the Holocaust, the emergence of international human rights following the war, and the development of human and civil rights in America. 
Feb 22 - Dallas Holocaust Museum 2022-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
February 15 Meeting - TBD 2022-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

February 8 Meeting - Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce

February 8
Hayden Austin, President
Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce 
Hayden Austin is the new President of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.
 
The "Metrocrest" refers to three communities that sit geographically in the crest of the Dallas metropolitan area - Addison, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.
 
The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce has three main priorities: 1) continue to serve as the champion for and support local business, 2) provide timely resources for employers and employees, and 3) continue to deliver value and stay the course. Our guiding principle in situations like this is to focus on where we’ll be afterwards as a business community.
 
Join us Tuesday for an update on the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 
February 8 Meeting - Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce 2022-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

Addison Midday Rotary Club meets with the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch ( Germany)

On January 26 the Addison Midday Rotary Club met with the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch (of Germany).  The meeting was virtual via Zoom.
The 2021-2022 AMRC President, Ben Wolber, grew up in Leutkirch, Germany.  He contacted his father in Leutkirch who put been in touch with members of the Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch Rotary Club.
 
The Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch Rotary Club meets at 7:00 on Wednesdays.  Addison Midday meets at noon on Tuesdays.  For this meeting only, the Addison Midday Club moved their meeting to Wednesday, but started their meeting at the usual time since there is a 7-hour difference between Addison, Texas and Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch, Germany.
 
Each club talked about themselves:  Topics included:
● Club History
● Dealing with COVID
● Partner Clubs
● Service Projects
● Fund Raising
● Social Activities
● Outlook
 
The AMRC wanted to know more about the Club Trips taken by the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch and the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch wanted to know more about the Four Way Test.
 
Both Club agreed it was a very enjoyable meeting.
Addison Midday Rotary Club meets with the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch ( Germany) 2022-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

February 1 Meeting - British Flying Training School Museum

February 1, Meeting
Patrick Hotard, Director
The British Flying Training School Museum
Terrell, TX
 
During World War II thousands of British cadets learned to fly at six civilian training schools across the southern United States. The first and largest of the schools was in Terrell, Texas. More than 2,200 Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Corps cadets earned their wings over North Texas between 1941 and 1945.
 
The museum celebrates this little-known chapter of World War II history with an archive that contains the most extensive record of the No. 1 British Flying Training Schools in existence.
February 1 Meeting - British Flying Training School Museum 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Watch for the Superbowel Score Board

Superbowl LVI - February 13
 
  
AMRC will celebrate with a Score Scoreboard.
 
10 by 10 Checkerboard 
$1 per square
Numbers 0 through 9 are assigned by draw after all squares are sold.  
Money paid out for winning combination at each quarter and end of game.
 
Emphasis on fellowship, not big bucks!
 
Watch for the Superbowel Score Board 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for President's Day

Mark you Calendars:
 
Set Out Flags before President's Day February 21, 2022
The weekend of February 18/19 (Driver's Choice)
 
Pick Up Flags after President's Day
The Weekend of February 25/26 (Drivers Choice)
 
To sign up, contact Mary Jo!
 
Flag Schedule for President's Day 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Tuesday January 25 Meeting moved to Wednesday January 26

Wednesday - Wednesday - Wednesday
Please remember - This week we are meeting on Wednesday January 26 instead of Tuesday January 25.
 
11:40 - 11:40 - 11:40
Please remember - This week our Wednesday January 26 meeting begins at 11:40
 
 
Tuesday January 25 Meeting moved to Wednesday January 26 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Stocking the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School Service Project

Thanks to everyone for donating toys, books and games to the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School'.  And a special 'hats off' to Mary Jo for organizing this service project.
 
The school and the students were very appreciative of the donation.
 
Teachers and staff at GHW Bush Elementary School reward students with "Bush Bucks" when the student:
  • Helps out in class
  • Meets their (the student's) goals
  • Completes homework, etc.
  • Is observed doing the right thing in the cafeteria
  • Is walking quietly in the halls
  • Shows good leadership. 
The student uses the Bush Bucks to 'purchase' the items in Bush Galleria - the items have different prices. 
 
Bush students and their sponsor, Mrs. Thomas, meet to determine the 'price' for each item. 
 
Initial donations for Bush Galleria came from students at Greenhill and GHW Bush staff and students at Greenhill School, a coed independent day school for prekindergarten – Grade 12.
 
 
Stocking the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School Service Project 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

January 26 Meeting (Wednesday)- Zooming with the German Rotary Club

January 26th Meeting
Wednesday Jan 26, Meeting begins at 11:40
Zoom meeting with the
Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch
 
On Wednesday January 26 we will have a Zoom meeting with the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch, Germany Rotary Club Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch.
 
AMRC President Ben Wolber grew up in Leutkirch.
 
They meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.  This week we will also meet on Wednesday so we can zoom with them.
 
Our meeting begins at 11:40 am so we can finish our meal prior to the start of the Zoom meeting.
 
We will be talking about the similarities and differences in our clubs.
 
 
 
 
 
January 26 Meeting (Wednesday)- Zooming with the German Rotary Club 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
December Service Project - Staffing the Metrocrest Service Holiday Store 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

January 18 Meeting - The German Rotary Club

January18th 
President Ben Wolber
The German Club
 
AMRC President Ben Wolber will be speaking about the German Towns that are represented by the German Rotary Club we will be jointly meeting with the next week.
 
From President Ben:  "As a preparation for the joint meeting with the German Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch, Ben Wolber will introduce the 3 towns the members are from. 
 
Also please remember - in the last week of January, the meeting will be on Wednesday January 26 instead of Tuesday January 25."
 
 
 
 
 
January 18 Meeting - The German Rotary Club 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Fantasy Football 2021

Posted on Jan 12, 2022
AMRC Fantasy Football League 2021
Final Standings
 
1.   Team Duffy - Jim
2.   Fighting I's - Stan
3.   Team Arfsten - Bruce
4.   Dallas Galaxy - Ben
5.   Angels Halos - Al
6.   Dak2the Future - Roq Nation (Kelvin)
7.   Team Cater - Mary JO
8.   Pittsburgh Markel - David Markel
9.   Team Gunther - Margie
10. Dallas Wigoodhart - Wade
 
 
 
Fantasy Football 2021 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Honorary Member Scott Buzzell Passes 2022-01-07 06:00:00Z 0

January 4 Meeting - The Honorable Joe Chow

January 4, 2022
The Honorable Joe Chow, Mayor of the Town of Addison
Addison
 
We are starting the year with Mayor Joe Chow who will talk to us about the Town of Addison in the year 2022.
January 4 Meeting - The Honorable Joe Chow 2022-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Supports 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 December 14 meeting, AMRC presented Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services with our first-year donation.  The check for $7,500 exceeds our annual pledge of $5,000 and comes from money raised through our Flag Lease Program and North Texas Giving Day and individual donations made to the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation.
 
Your support of our Flag Lease Program supports Metrocrest Services.
 
METROCREST SERVICES is developing their new headquarters at 1835 Walnut Avenue. For this multi-million dollar project, Rotary Clubs in the area served by Metrocrest Services, have been approached by Metrocrest Services with a request to help with a financial donation. In return, a prominent part of the new building will bear the Rotary name. Each club can pledge what is reasonable for them, based on the financial situation and possibilities. To make it easier for the clubs, the pledge would be made over the course of 3 years.
 
 
 
AMRC Supports the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
AMRC October Fest Video 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC Supports Santa's Heroes

This year the Addison Midday Rotary Club supported Santa’s Heroes and Kids N Cops with two grants from Rotary District 5810.  One grant is for Santa’s Heros and the other grant is for Kids N Cops. Each grant is for $930. We have purchased 66 gift cards, primarily in $25 amounts from Target and $930 from Kroger.   
 
The cards were presented to Town of Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer at our December 14 meeting. 
 
The Santa Heros cards will be distributed to needy families in the Addison community during the week of December 20.  The needy families have been identified by Metrocrest Services!
 
 
 
 
 
AMRC Supports Santa's Heroes 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC 2021's District Grant Supports Santa's Heroes

This year the Addison Midday Rotary Club supported Santa’s Heroes and Kids N Cops with two grants from Rotary District 5810.  One grant is for Santa’s Heros and the other grant is for Kids N Cops. Each grant is for $930. We have purchased 66 gift cards, primarily in $25 amounts from Target and $930 from Kroger.   
 
The cards were presented to Town of Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer at our December 14 meeting. 
 
The Santa Heros cards will be distributed to needy families in the Addison community during the week of December 20.  The needy families have been identified by Metrocrest Services!
 
 
 
 
 
AMRC 2021's District Grant Supports Santa's Heroes 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

December Service Project - December 18

December Service Project
Saturday
December 18
12:30 - 3:00 pm
 
We will be volunteering at the Metrocrest Services' Holiday Store, 1835 Walnut Ave, Carrollton, TX  75006 (located at the old First Christian Church building).  
 
Volunteers will move around the site, selecting donated toys for the children based on age and a wishlist they have filled out.  
 
 
 
December Service Project - December 18 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

December 21 Meeting - Club Tales

December 21
AMRC Club Members
 
Stan Herrin will lead a discussion - tell us of an incident where you interacted with someone famous!
 
Example - Stan Herrin was leaving a University of Illinois football game, when his wife decided to use the restroom.  She gave Stan her purse to hold while she was inside.
 
Bruce Webber, the University of Illinois Basketball coach at the time (he is now at Kansas State), walked by, looked at Stan and said, "Nice Purse" and kept walking.
 
Start thinking of your stories!
December 21 Meeting - Club Tales 2021-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
December 7 Meeting - TBA 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

To Zoom or not to Zoom

During the Club Assembly on November 30, the question was raised if we should continue to Zoom.
 
Club members are using zoom but they cannot participate.  
 
After discussion, the club decided to continue joint meetings - live and on Zoom, and to revisit zooming in the future.
 
The can was kicked down the road.
 
 
To Zoom or not to Zoom 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

AMRC 2022 - 2023 Officers

 
At our November 30 Club Assembly Meeting, the following individual will serve as Club Officers during the 2022 - 2023 Rotary Year:
 
President - Jerry Allison
 
Past-President - Ben Wolber
 
President-Elect - Mary Jo Cater
 
Treasurer - Mary Reed
 
Secretary - Jon Silva
 
Sargent-at-Arms - Greg Thornbury
 
Foundation & Newsletter - Stan Herrin
 
There are still positions available for you, such as Service Projects.  Please contact Jerry to volunteer.
 
AMRC 2022 - 2023 Officers 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

November 16 Meeting -  Dealing with Grief

November 19
Charlotte Robertson
Dealing with Grief
 
Charlotte Robertson has taught classes about dealing with grief after losing a loved one. She has a unique story to share.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture Source: Kuzo and Foulk Funeral Homes.
 
November 16 Meeting -  Dealing with Grief 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

RI Foundation Minute

A Rotary Foundation Grant helped a Rotary Club in Durango, Colorado, USA, install more than 200 solar lights in remote, off-the-grid Navajo homes.
 
Consider donating to the Rotary Foundation today: Donate | Rotary International
 
Take Pride Rotarian!
 
RI Foundation Minute 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Nancy Thornbury inducted into AMRC 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Nancy Craig inducted into AMRC 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
November 16 Meeting 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
White Rock Creek Trail Clean Up - Oct 23 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
November 2 Meeting - The Rotary Foundation 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Schedule for Veterans Day

Mark you Calendars:
 
Set Out Flags before Veterans Day
The weekend of November 5 & 6
 
Pick Up Flags after Veterans Day
The Weekend of November 12 & 13
 
To sign up, contact Ben Wolber!
 
Flag Schedule for Veterans Day 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
October 26 Meeting - TBD 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Saturday, October 23th - Park Cleanup

We are going to clean-up-the-park on Saturday morning, Oct 23rd at White Rock Creek Trail.   Park at Al’s and clean up crews will start at each end of the trail.  9:00am start and after finishing we will regroup at Panera’s for refreshments and fellowship afterward.  Last year clean up took less than one hour.
 
 
Saturday, October 23th - Park Cleanup 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
October 19 Meeting - A Visit from District Governor Max Duplant 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Max Duplant's Visit

District 5810 Governor Max Duplant promises an exciting 2021-2022 Rotary Year, during her zoom visit on July 6.
 
The Addison Midday Rotary Club helped start the year on the right foot by donating to the Rotary Foundation.  From left to right ADG John Johnstone, AMRC President Ben Wolber, and Aide to the Governor John Van Buren.
 
District Governor Max Duplant's Visit 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting 1

Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 11:15 am
 
Meeting on Zoom
 
 
 
 
To discuss:
 
Meeting at May Dragon
Change to dues structure
Corporate membership
 
Board Meeting 1 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Project Assistant Needed

Mary Jo Cater is looking for one volunteer per project, to assist her with the service project.  
If interested, please let Mary Jo know, so she can match you to a project.  
 
Oct - park clean up, Nov - Metrocrest Services, Dec - Santa's Heroes, etc.   
 
(Jeanne Dunlap has volunteered to help with Santa's Heroes)
 
 
Project Assistant Needed 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

We have a winner!

WE HAVE A WINNER!
 
Club President Ben Wolber won the raffle on Tuesday October 5.
 
He is donating all his winnings, $470, the Rotary International Foundation.
 
New game begins next week!
 
 
We have a winner! 2021-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC Oktoberfest October 9  2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

October 5 Meeting - The History of Oktoberfest

October 5
Club President Ben Wolber
The History of Oktoberfest
From Wikipedia: The Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). It is held annually in  Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.  The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities, such as our Addison, across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.
 
During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed. During the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million liters (1,700,000 gals) were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls, and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods available.
 
 
 
 
October 5 Meeting - The History of Oktoberfest 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Successful NTGD

A BIG THANKS to every one who made NTGD a success!
 
$3,110 was raised for our club foundation, from 33 donations, exceeding goals and expectations!
 
Club President Ben Wolber "This is a fantastic result, and it is due to your help and efforts.  Thanks".
 
A Successful NTGD 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

A Chance to Volunteer

If you can spare two hours, Metrocrest Services is in need of volunteers as listed below.  Grab a friend and your clipboard!
 
Skylane Warehouse inventory:
9/27 – 9AM-11AM – needing 15 people
9/29 – 9AM-11AM – needing 15 people
To sign up, please follow this link: 
http://metrocrestservices.force.com/volunteers?jobid=a0T4M00002XP9wX

Food Pantry inventory:
9/30 – 12PM-2PM – needing 10 people
9/30 – 2PM-4pm – needing 10 people
To sign up, please follow this link: 
https://metrocrestservices.secure.force.com/volunteers/?jobid=a0T4M00002W1ZjM
A Chance to Volunteer 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

September 28 Meeting - Nature-Deficit in Children

September 28
Kristen William Munoz
Nature Deficit in Children
Kristen Williams Munoz is an educator and consultant and she will be speaking about combatting Nature-Deficit in children. Many children in urban school districts do not get to experience nature in the broader sense and Kristen will talk about the curriculum she is developing to address this situation.
 
September 28 Meeting - Nature-Deficit in Children 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

September 21 Meeting - DISD

September 21
Edwin Flores
Education during a Pandemic
Next Tuesday, Dr Edwin Flores, our DISD board member will be speaking about educating during a pandemic and he will give an update on their bond program capital projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 21 Meeting - DISD 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0

September Service Project - A Sucess

AMRC helped the Town of Addison prepare for Oktobertfest on Sept 8th at the Addition is on Conference Center.  
 
Club volunteers put together packets of information, folding t-shirts and organizing supplies for crafts.  
 
The following Thank You was sent to Mary Jo by Stacy: 
“Yesenia said you all did a fabulous job and knocked out all the projects they had in just a couple of hours!  We appreciate all of you so much, the group effort saved our staff members days if work. They are free to focus all their energies in making a Oktoberfest a huge success!”
 
Hats off to all of AMRC members who volunteered!

 
 
 
September Service Project - A Sucess 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

The Philippine Project

The Philippine Projects
The Addison Midday Rotary Club has been in discussion with the Rotary Club Legaspi West to participate with their Global Grant 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.
 
The Rotary Club Legaspi West has applied for a Rotary Global Grant.  If this grant is approved, the Addison Midday Rotary Club will become a partner in the water project. 
 
 
 
The Philippine Project 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Pledges to Support the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters

Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC) has pledged $15,000 for the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters.
 
METROCREST SERVICES is developing their new headquarters at 1835 Walnut Avenue. For this multi-million dollar project, Rotary Clubs in the area served by Metrocrest Services, have been approached by Metrocrest Services with a request to help with a financial donation. In return, a prominent part of the new building will bear the Rotary name. Each club can pledge what is reasonable for them, based on the financial situation and possibilities. To make it easier for the clubs, the pledge would be made over the course of 3 years.
 
For the Rotary Club of Addison Midday, has approved a pledge of $15,000 over the next 3 years ($5,000 yearly) .
 
The other Rotary Clubs – Farmers Branch, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell and Addison Morning – are working on a similar pledge. The Rotary Club of Coppell has already voted to pledge a $30,000 gift.
 
 
AMRC Pledges to Support the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Participating in North Texas Giving Day

The Addison Midday Rotary Club is participating in the North Texas Giving Day campaign this month. 
 
AMRC has set the goal to raise $100/member on North Texas Giving Day. 
 
We do not expected that each member contribute $100, but rather reach out to your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and others to help support our service projects locally and abroad.
 
To go directly to AMRC, they can use this link:  https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/addisonmiddayrotary
 
On this site is information about our Rotary Club, and simple instructions for contributing.
 
North Texas Giving Day is September 23, but contributions can be made any time.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jerry.
 
AMRC Participating in North Texas Giving Day 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
September 14 Meeting - 9-11 A Presentation on the 20th Anniversary 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Editor Apologizes - Wolber not Wobler

I apologize for continually spelling Ben's last name wrong.
 
I am a very poor speller and have about a dozen excuses as to why I can not spell,  including I inherited the ability from my father.
 
I read using the 'look-see' method.  I look at a word, recognize letter combinations and move on.  I do not sound out each syllable.
 
I am a member of the Grand Prairie Friends of East-Central Illinois.  Grand Prairie Friends East-Central Illinois.
 
One of their properties, which is an area I used to camp and hunt, is Warbler Ridge.  Last April I spent an afternoon planting trees in the river bottoms of Warbler Ridge.
 
I have been looking at 'Wolber' and reading 'Warbler'. Hopefully by writing this apologize I will remember the correct spelling.
 
 
 
Editor Apologizes - Wolber not Wobler 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
September 7 Meeting - TBD 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Pin for Mary Reed

On August 17, new member Mary Reed received her Rotary Pin.  
 
 
Pin for Mary Reed 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

August 24 Meeting - The Imani Kenya Mission

August 24
Brad Holcomb
The Imani Kenya Mission
Imani Kenya’s Mission is to match bright and deserving graduating 8th graders who would not otherwise be able to attend high school, and potentially college, with financial sponsors and local mentors; and to empower communities through economic development projects that will allow families to send their own children on to higher education.
 
Brad began his career with Kodak in Rochester, NY, where he worked for 20 years. Over his next 15 years as a supply chain management professional, he worked for 5 companies in 5 different industries, and is now gainfully retired in Dallas, Texas! Since 2013, Brad has been a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, where he met Pastor Jacob.  Pastor Jacob grew up in Meru, Kenya, and was educated there through primary, secondary and seminary schools with support from the Methodist Church of Kenya and his community. In 2009-2010, Jacob and his family relocated to Dallas, Texas, so that he could take advantage of the opportunity to attend SMU/Perkins School of Theology.
 
A prayer and a dream started Imani Kenya's Mission in January 2014. 
 
August 24 Meeting - The Imani Kenya Mission 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
August 17 Meeting - Club Assembly 2021-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

District Awards

The District Awards Celebration Event was held on August 5.
 
AMRC received the Public Image Gold Award
 
In part due to Bruce's Video which can be seen on our home page.
 
District Awards 2021-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

August 10 Meeting - Recycling

August 10
Greta Calvery
Waste Management - The Status of Recycling and World Markets
 
Greta Calvery is the Public Affairs Manager at Waste Management.  Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.
 
Recycling - Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.  Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).  wikipedia
 
August 10 Meeting - Recycling 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
July Service Project 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Toilet Paper Service Project

 
 
AMRC President Ben Wolber said "Lets Roll for Metrocrest - as a club we will donate 1% of the Metrocrest Services goal of 100,000 rolls of paper" (1,000 rolls).
 
 We exceeded our goal and donated 1,305 rolls.
 
 
Hats Off to AMRC!
 
 
 
 
 
Toilet Paper Service Project 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center

July 27
Leslie Clay
The Warren Center
 
Leslie Clay is vice president of development, responsible for all aspects of fundraising operations, at the Warren Center. Ms. Clay received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stephens College and earned a Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.
 
The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency that 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.
 
 
 
July 27 Meeting - The Warren Center 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Order a Rotary Polo Shirt!

If you indicated to Bruce Arfsten that you wanted an AMRC Polo Shirt, now is time to pay for the shirt. 
 
Please pay Jim Duffy at our next meeting - July 27.  Check or Cash please, no credit card.
Order a Rotary Polo Shirt! 2021-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

July 20 Meeting - Addison's Development Services 

July 20
Ken Schmidt
Director Of Development Services at Town of Addison
 
Ken Schmidt, Addison's Director of Development Services, will talk about 1) Belt Line Road Survey and 2) Addison's Uniform Code.
 
Inspired by Addison's strong history as the place to do business and committed to keeping Addison the place to live, the Development Services Department fosters a bright future for our community with a holistic perspective.
 
Development Services is dedicated to protecting and enhancing our Town through responsible, sustainable planning and expansion initiatives. On a mission to guard the public's well-being and welfare, Director of Development Services leads the enforcement of building and maintenance codes, manages inspections of restaurants, as well as public and private facilities, and assures compliance with environmental and public health regulations. From planning and zoning decisions to diverse permitting programs, the Development Services department supports the integrity of Addison’s business centers and family resources.
 
            ●    Building Inspection
 
 
            ●    Environmental Health
 
            ●    Planning & Zoning
 
            ●    Property Standards
July 20 Meeting - Addison's Development Services  2021-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

July 13 Meeting - Dallas Zoo

July 13
Amanda Hyde
Assistant Director of Individual Giving and Membership at Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo
By providing guests with real-world opportunities to make memorable connections with wildlife and supplementing their experience with conservation messaging, the Dallas Zoo aims to inspire and empower visitors to take action on behalf of wildlife in Texas and around the world.
 
The nonprofit Dallas Zoo is open 364 days a year and welcomes more than one million guests yearly. 350 employees and 750 volunteers provide unparalleled care, educational experiences, and supporting local and global conservation efforts.
 
Located three miles south of downtown Dallas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoo in Texas. Founded with just two deer and two mountain lions in 1888 as the first zoo in the Southwest, this City of Dallas-owned but privately managed zoo is a thriving example of a successful public-private partnership. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) for 35 years, the Zoo provides a home for more than 2,000 animals representing over 400 species.
 
July 13 Meeting - Dallas Zoo 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 29 2021

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year
 
Service Above Self Award
Ron Whitehead
 
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
Mary Jo Cater
 
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
Jim Duffy
 
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
 
Jim Duffy also received his 30-year perfect attendance award/pin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet our new Board
Bruce Arfsten - Past President
Jim Duffy - Treasurer
Cynthia Allison - Secretary
Ben Wolber - President
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
New President - Ben Wolber
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner - June 29 2021 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner

Congratulations to the AMRC Award Winners for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year
 
Service Above Self Award
Ron Whitehead
 
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
Mary Jo Cater
 
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
Jim Duffy
 
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
 
Jim Duffy also received his 30-year perfect attendance award/pin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet our new Board
Bruce Arfsten - Past President
Jim Duffy - Treasurer
Cynthia Allison - Secretary
Ben Wolber - President
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past President Bruce Arfsten
New President - Ben Wolber
 
AMRC Installation and Awards Dinner 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

July 6 11:15 Meeting with the Board

 
District Governor Max Duplant would like to meet with the Board half an hour before the regular meeting to talk with us.  She asks that this meeting not be a regular or real board meeting. 
 
AMRC Present Ben is inviting any committee chair or anyone else who has a club function to this non-Board Pre Meeting with the DG.  He would like us to be there by 11:15
 
District Governor Duplant is scheduled to be at May Dragon at 11:30.
July 6 11:15 Meeting with the Board 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

June 29 Meeting - Not Meeting at Noon

No Meeting at 12:00-noon on June 29 at the May Dragon.
 
We are having our Officer Installation Dinner & Awards at 6:00 pm, June 29 at the Venue Forty/50.
June 29 Meeting - Not Meeting at Noon 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

Addison Midday Rotary Club is sacking Summer Hunger

On Thursday June 17, Addison Midday Rotary Club divided large bags of Apples-Potatoes-Onions into small bags.  The large bags were from a supplier to Metrocrest and the smaller bags were for children to take home as part of Sack Summer Hunger.  AMRC created over 350 of the small bags.
 
We will again be 'Sacking Summer Hunger' on July 22.
 
 
Addison Midday Rotary Club is sacking Summer Hunger 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Year

The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  These dates coincides with our club's tax year.
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Rotary International President is Holger Knaack 
and the year's symbol to the left.
 
The theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
 
 
New Rotary Year Stan Herrin 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
AMRC Videos 2021-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

June 22 Meeting - The Modality of Story Telling

June 22
Lauren Marold
The Modality of Story Telling
Lauren Marold will be speaking on the Modality of Story Telling. As humans, we have built our understanding of the world through oral tradition. Storytelling builds empathy and develops connections between people as we seek to better understand our own experiences in life. Lauren will share ideas on how we can continue to tell our stories and create lasting connections with our families, friends, and communities. 
 
Lauren was is a 2002 RYLA Alumni and has been a speaker and counselor for that program for many years. She has an undergraduate degree in Painting from Texas State University, a Masters from SMU in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing, and a Masters from George Washington University in Educational Technology Leadership. She has just accepted the position of Director of Technology at Preston Hollow Presbyterian School in Dallas. 
 
 
June 22 Meeting - The Modality of Story Telling 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

June 15 Meeting - The Methodist Hospital in Addison

June 15
Heather Young
Methodist Hospital in Addison
Methodist Hospital for Surgery offers top notch surgical services for Spine, Orthopedics, Ear Nose & Throat and Podiatry. Touting some of the area’s leading specialists in these fields, Methodist Hospital for Surgery is setting a new standard of care for the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
 
Heather Young is the Hospital Liaison Manager for Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison.  She has been with Methodist Hospital for over six years. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and New Mexico State University.
 
 
June 15 Meeting - The Methodist Hospital in Addison 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Service Project for June

Sack Summer Hunger Perishable Packing
 
If you signed up for our June Service Project:
 
Thursday 6/17  5pm – 6: 30 pm – If you signed up for a spot and can not make it, please contact Mary JO
 
 
Attire: Masks and closed-toed shoes are required for volunteers' safety. Please no flip-flops or open toed sandals. T-shirts, jeans, and shorts of appropriate length are recommended.
 
Parking Details:  Park in the Food Pantry parking lot in the back of the building. To get to the food pantry continue past the parking lot to turn right onto Hutton Ct.  then turn right into the parking lot at the back.  Walk up the ramp to Door C and ring the doorbell.
 
Check-in Details: Volunteers will come up the ramp to Door C and ring the doorbell to be let in by a Metrocrest Services staff or AmeriCorps Member.
 
Service Project for June 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
June 8 Meeting -  2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

June 1 Meeting - Rotary 101 Part 1

June 1 Meeting
Rotary 101
Part 1
 
This meeting will provide members an overview of Rotary's principles and history.  It will also offer Rotarians ideas on how to make the most of their service, fellowship, opportunities and obligations within the organization.
 
June 1 Meeting - Rotary 101 Part 1 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

May 25 Meeting - North Texas Tollway Authority

May 25
Michael Rey, the Media Relations Manager 
North Texas Tollway Authority; Future Expansion
The future Dallas North Tollway (DNT) Phase 4 project will extend the tollway 13.7 miles north of US 380. When this extension is complete, it will provide a direct link between downtown Dallas and growing areas in Collin, Denton and Grayson counties. The project is currently in the planning and design phase.
 
The NTTA Board of Directors chose an alignment for the Phase 4 extension that straddles the Collin-Denton county line from FM 428 in Collin County to the Grayson County line. The county alignment provides a greater economic development benefit for most of the region, requires less right of way and follows an existing county road system.
 
Initially, there was an additional section identified as part of this extension. It was referred to as Phase 5A and would have extended the DNT from the Grayson County line to FM 121 in Grayson County.
May 25 Meeting - North Texas Tollway Authority 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
May 18 Meeting - New Member Talk 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services 'I Volunteer' Sign

For any Rotarian willing to put a Metrocrest Services “I Volunteer” sign on your yard please fill out this short survey confirming your address. A volunteer will place the sign in your lawn the first week of May. As an incentive for saying YES, you’ll also be receiving a Metrocrest t-shirt!  
 
 
Metrocrest Services 'I Volunteer' Sign 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Saturday, May 8 - Flag Program Work Day 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

May 11 Meeting - Metrocrest Resale Store

May 11, 2021
Rescheduled Date
Jon Silva
Metrocrest Services Resale Store
 
Club Member Jon Silva will talk to us about the only store generating proceeds to support Metrocrest services in its efforts to help families in need.
 
By choosing to shop or donate, you are helping low income families right here in our community through aid programs provided by Metrocrest Services to families and seniors in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Addison and Dallas in Denton County.
 
May 11 Meeting - Metrocrest Resale Store 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event (May 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.) is Virtual this year. We’d love for you to RSVP for this virtual (FREE) event. The event is a celebration of Volunteerism, celebrating you and those that have served our community for the past 50 years.
 
To Sign Up (take about 30 seconds): REGISTER 
 
 
 
Metrocrest Services Volunteer Appreciation Event 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

April 13 Meeting - Water for Addison

April 13
Terry Lowery, Director of Dallas Water Utilities
Where Addison Gets its Water
 
 
Addison gets its water from the Dallas Water Utilities (DWU), a non-profit City of Dallas department that provides services to the city of Dallas and 31 nearby communities, including Addiosn
 
DWU currently obtains water from area reservoirs: Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lewisville, Lake Grapevine, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Tawakoni. DWU plans to use Lake Fork and Lake Palestine in the future when water demands increase.
 
April 13 Meeting - Water for Addison 2021-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021

We made 50 Easter Baskets.  Hope Supply is distributing them through out the community.  They can use more baskets.  Consider this project for you group next year.
 
Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
2021 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

April 6 Meeting - Jay Maymi

April 6
Jay Maymi
CEO Survive to Thrive
Taking you from Surviving to Thriving!
There is an advantage to growing up in a humble setting with meager means. The reality of your circumstances can either pummel you into mediocrity or extract from you a burning desire to excel and rise above. My story is one of the latter. For the last three decades my hunger to rise above has yielded an impressive array of accomplishments. From multiple successful businesses to bodybuilding championships, radio, TV, stage, and print work to authoring 9 books; from an entire Sales and Personal Development series to speaking in front of many diverse audiences on different topics; all have uniquely qualified me to offer valuable knowledge, instruction, inspiration, and impact to those seeking to develop a higher and greater expression of themselves. 
 
April 6 Meeting - Jay Maymi 2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monthly Theme - June

June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
 
What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. There are many Fellowships that would be of interest to our members, and they are detailed on https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships 
Rotary Monthly Theme - June 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 23 Meeting - Federal Reserve Bank

March 23, 2021
Stephen Clayton
Manager, Community Engagement
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. 
 
Stephen Clayton joined the Communication and Outreach department at the Dallas Fed in August 2010. He assumed responsibility for the Bank’s Community Engagement department in October of 2015.  Clayton leads a team responsible for building relationships across the Eleventh District that support the amplification of Dallas Fed research and facilitates dialogues with business and community leaders about the economy and community issues.
March 23 Meeting - Federal Reserve Bank 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

RYLead News

AMRC received this Thank You note from Chloe Keggen.  Chloe was one of our selected campers for Camp RYLA 2020 and she successfully completed our virtual camp RYLead yesterday. Her cabin won the coveted Camp Cup which is a camp long competition with many elements.
 
Another of our campers, Kevin Utz, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship yesterday for his exceptional work throughout RYLead. Only five scholarship