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Here is a shot of the bus that went to Houston to deliver goods to those in need after the hurricane, from the clubs in Plano Texas
 
Plano clubs and Hurricane Harvey 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary jumped in to support those in need in the Houston area.   Here is a picture of the goods we purchased for $500 to go towards helping those in need after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
 
PWRC - Hurricane Harvey Support 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
 
This year's camp RYLA was a huge success!   Plano West sponsored four great future-leaders to attend this great event.   They will be speaking on October 10th at our normal club meeting to tell us all about it!
 
Camp RYLA 2017 2017-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Our 2017 - 2018 Rotary Logo Daniel Long 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Plano Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
End of Rotary Year News Letter 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Plano West 2017 donations

CRU                                                       $1,400.00 

Wellness Ctr.                                      $1,000.00 

OVS                                                       $1,000.00

Strengthening Families                  $1,000.00 

Barron El. School                              $1,500.00 

Total Local                                          $5,900.00

Shelter Box                                         $1,000.00

Teaching w/Jamaica                        $1,000.00

Total International                          $2,000.00

Club Donation PH                             $1,000.00 

Scouts Account                                 $250.00 

GRAND Total 2017                           $9,150.00

Money to help SO many 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 5810 FUN photos 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
 
Plano West Rotary made some fun games for Barron's upcoming Carnival last Saturday!   YAYY!!!
Barron Games 2017-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Field Trip 2017-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
trip to Collin Courthouse 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Valentine / Mardi Gras Dinner 2017-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel Long
 
The Plano West Rotary Club - Is very happy to sponsor a great group of young people, working for the good of the world. Photo taken 4Feb2017 at Rotary/S.M.U. Plano campus at the 4th Peace Symposium - this year The Human Rights Symposium with over 200 of the area young people. 
Plano Community Rotaract Club Daniel Long 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving Day 2016-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
ALL 5 Rotary clubs in Plano 2016-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
October Party Time 2016-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2016
Fly High at the Plano Balloon Festival – Sep. 23 – 25, 2016
September 9, 2016

   This year mark’s 37 years of Ballooning in Plano, Texas. Join in the Celebration at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival weekend, a spectacular three-day event beginning at 4:00pm Friday, September 23rd at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.
The weekend event offers something for everyone; entertainment on the FOX 4 community stage and KLUV main stage, Saturday evening spectacular fireworks show, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products showcased, and of course the incredible hot air balloons. The balloons will launch Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 7:00am and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00am and 6:00pm (weather permitting).
The major draw for this Balloon Festival will be the 45 magnificent, colorful, hot air balloons. Fun for all ages, are the Special Shapes that attend the festival. The featured Special Shapes that will be participating this year include: Joelly the Baby Bee, Betty Jean the Butterfly, Flying Purple People Eater, Pepe, Baby Dino, Bimbo Bear, High Diddle Diddle, Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot, and the always popular High Jack.
For the adventurous, the RE/MAX parachute team will perform Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at 5:30pm by jumping from their plane over the park and landing right in the middle of the launch field.
Saturday evening catch the BOOM, BANG, and SIGHT of the spectacular Fireworks presented by Bimbo. The Festival fireworks show is custom designed and orchestrated by Pyrotex providing an amazing array of colors in the night sky.
Enjoy the fun and interactive inflatable rides this year. Race through the obstacle courses, zip down the huge slides, ride the pirate ship or the berry-go-round. Be sure to check out the “Toddler Zone.” Designed with young toddlers in mind, they can experience the fun of inflatables that are just their size. Children can enjoy the creative make and take art activities in our FREE Kids Korner as they make their way through the different craft stations. Get your Face Painted and explore music at the Plano Symphony Orchestra Instrument Area.
Friday and Saturday evenings, some of the balloons will provide a breathtaking sight as they inflate and glow after it gets dark. The glows are a must see!
 
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On Monday, August 8th, members of Plano West Rotary and North Texas Pioneers Rotary presented the Plano Police Department with this banner.
 
Thank a Cop 2016-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Last Saturday, Plano West Rotary and Plano North Texas Pioneers Rotary met at Greek Isles to pack food for Project Send Hope.   These packets will be sent to Honduras as part of the Send Hope Organization.  
Kids Against Hunger!
 
Send Hope packing day 2016-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Past President Daniel Long for the Dallas Rotary Club
 
 
Dear Rotarians,
 To say that we are saddened by the tragedy that unfolded on Thursday night does not begin to express the many emotions we are feeling today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of our fallen officers, the injured, the entire DPD and Chief Brown, the DART police force and DART Chief J.D. Spiller, and our entire city.
We wholeheartedly support Chief Brown and his officers. The efforts they have made in the area of community engagement are to be commended and their programs are models for other police departments. By all accounts, the protest Thursday was peaceful and our officers treated the protesters with respect and dignity, which makes the outcome all the more tragic.
If, like many in Dallas, you are wondering what you can do to help, we have some suggestions for you:
If you would like to donate to help the families of the fallen officers, the DPD has directed us to the Assist an Officer Foundation. You can mail a check to the foundation at 1412 Griffin St. East, Dallas, TX 75215 OR donate directly by going to https://atodallas.org/donate. 
If you see a police officer, thank them! Buy them a meal; deliver cookies to a police substation in your neighborhood; give out Starbucks gift cards; write a supportive note or letter. We have seen how those gestures are so appreciated.
The Rotary Club of Dallas, in partnership with the police support group Safer Dallas Better Dallas, is having banners made to show visible, tangible support for our officers. This is something Chief Brown has requested from the public. The banner is shown at the top of this letter and the cost of the banner is $75/each. If you would like to order banners for display, please contact Barbara Daniel at barhdaniel@aol.com for more information. If you would like to change the Rotary logo to reflect your own personal club, there will be an additional art fee on top of the cost of the banner. We suggest that each Club purchase the banners to distribute to elementary Schools in their area.
The Rotary Club of Dallas is holding a golf tournament on Monday, September 12th, with half of the proceeds going to benefit the Dallas Police Department. If you would like information on how to participate in our golf tournament, please go to our web site to see options for sponsorship: https://www.rotary.org/golftournment.
Thank you for your continued support of the Dallas Police Department.
Yours in Service,
 
Michael Perry                                                       John Forest                 
President, The Rotary Club of Dallas                Chairman, Safer Dallas Better Dallas Committee   
Backing the BLUE 2016-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
 
The Five Rotary Clubs of Plano participated in this year's Plano July 4th PARADE!!!!
Plano July 4th Parade 2016-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 5810 Service Cruise

Posted by Happy Franklin 
on Jun 05, 2016
 
 
Please make plans now to join DGE Bill Dendy and Rotarians from Texas on a 7 night Caribbean cruise!
 
We are already taking reservations, with the best cabins (and potential upgrades!) going to those who reserve and make full payment first.
 
Please invite your friends and family to join in on this once in a lifetime adventure!
 
Cruise Itinerary on “Liberty of the Seas” Ship
 
DAY
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun
23 April 2017
Leave from Galveston, TX
 
4:30 PM
Mon
24 April 2017
At Sea (Conference)
 
 
Tue
25 April 2017
Cozumel, Mexico (Service Day)
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Wed
26 April 2017
George Town, Grand Cayman
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
Thurs
27 April 2017
Falmouth, Jamaica (Service Day)
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Fri
28 April 2017
At Sea (Conference)
 
 
Sat
29 April 2017
At Sea
 
 
Sun
30 April 2017
Galveston, TX
7:00 AM
 
 
 
To book a cabin, please contact Kim Montgomery at 214-239-4715 or to send her an email, please click here.
 
For non-booking related cruise questions, please contact District Conference Chair Happy Franklin, by clicking here. 
 
To access the PDF registration form. Please click here.
 

Cabin Selections                     Rates are Per Person; Based on Double Occupancy  

                                                                                                  Tour Rate       Taxes + Fees    Total Fare                               Opt. Insurance
Inside Cabin ( Category M)
$    489.00      $100.40       $  589.40  X 2 = 1178.80      $29.00 pp   
Outside Cabin (Category I)
$    569.00      $100.40       $  669.40  X 2 = 1338.80      $59.00 pp
Outside Cabin (Category H)
$    569.00      $100.40       $  669.40  X 2 = 1338.80      $59.00 pp 
Balcony (Category D3)
$    799.00      $100.40       $  899.40   X 2 = 1798.80     $59.00 pp       
Suite (Category JS)
$  1189.00     $ 100.40       $ 1289.40  X 2 = 2578.80     $89.00 pp
Reservation Deposit Amount
$    250.00
Optional Prepaid Gratuities
$94.50 per person
 
 
 
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2017 District Conf & Cruise 2016-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
DG Bill Dendy & Jeff Crilley 2016-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Club Party 2016-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Theme 2016-2017 2016-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Pecans 2016-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
From all of us to all of you 2015 2015-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Please remember that we DO NOT have a meeting on Tue. 24Nov2015 - as that is the Thanksgiving week and many are very busy or out of town - From all of us at Plano West Rotary Club, have a safe and blessed Holliday with your love ones, and please come to the next club meeting on Thu. 01Dec2015.
 
 
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Posted on Oct 23, 2015
Thanks to all of the friends and members of many Rotary clubs in district 5810, for Celebrating Rotary’s World Polio Health Day, with us at Plano West Rotary & Greek Isle. Thanks to the local chair of this event Lynne McNamee, PDG, Charles (Bud) McBrayer & wife Peg, DG, Larry Webb and so many other Rotary members. A percent of all money raised with this event will be given to the Rotary Foundation to help with the eradication of Polio.   
End of Polio 2015-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
It's time !!!
This is our time to shine!
Come out and make this year's big fundraiser the best ever!!!
 
Time to cook 2015-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
ALL club Rotary Happy Hour 2015-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4th of July 2015-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Freedom All Club Luncheon 2015-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner 2015 2015-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Club is now accepting donations of your old glasses, including prescription, reading, protective goggles, and sunglasses.  These will be donated to a local non-profit eye clinic team where they will be given to someone who does not have access to eye care and glasses.  Please bring your glasses to our meeting at Greek Isles and place them in the provided box.  Thank you for leveraging this simple service to help others!
Club service Daniel Long 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Last year many of our club members took part in the Adoption Awareness Carnival 2014. We had a FUN day and helped to get many young people adopted into a new home. We all must complete ALL of the forms for CPS or we can NOT get into the event. GO TO: Rotary5810.org  (can be found bottom right of our Club Runner home page). UNDER: Up Coming Events, look for Adoption Awareness , Click on Registration and enter your information. Below the Registration link, Down Load ALL four (4) forms listed as Attachments. MUST have a set of forms for each and every person that will volunteer. Complete all of the forms and give, send, or E-mail to me OR, PDG, Linda Elliott. The dead-line for the forms is Wed. 14Jan2015 - so that we will have time to get them back to us. If you have kids or grand kids YOU will love this event.
Adoption Awareness 2015 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
 
PWRC,
We will be having our monthly board meeting this Tuesday, Feb 17th, at 10:30 at Greek Isles.   All are welcome!
 
 
Board Meeting this Tuesday! 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Valentine & Anniversary Dinner 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Plano West Facebook 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
Did you know??... 
 
Little known facts and tidbits about our Club.   
 
For example:   
Did you know... that we are coming up on our 35th anniversary?  Yes, Jan 29th, will be 35 years since Plano West Rotary was chartered.
 
 
 
 
Find out more about "Did You Know" ?? 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Rotary Party 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary 2014 Christmas Party 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
RI Polio Day 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Come to a great Party with Plano West Rotary Club - on 30Oct2014, 6:30pm (see all the fun on this page) AND you can party with the kids on 31Oct2014.
Party with Plano West 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
What a GREAT Week-End and Funnel Cake Booth/s that we had - your leader will report all about it if you were not working with so many of us.
This is a note to let all of you know that we are now LIVE with the NEW Club Runner Ver-3 - If any of you have any problems with the new software, please call or E-mail me (Daniel) or Glen, and we will work with you and this new system. Hope to see all of you on Tue. 30Sep2014, when President, Glen will show all of us how to work this page & our on-line dues payments.
 
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Using the funds we get from our annual Plano Balloon Festival, Plano West Rotary is Proud to Support these Organizations for 2016 - 2017

 

Barron Elementary School, 

CRU Plano

The Wellness Center for Older Adults,

Operation Veterans Support

Shelter Box,

Strengthening Families of North Texas,

Teaching with Jamaica,

Send Hope,

Thanks to all of the hard work from members & friends, the Plano West Rotary Club is happy to Support the names above for this Rotary year. 2016 - 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is time for the BIG week-end, hope to see all of you out at the great event.

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Posted by Daniel Long

Plano West Rotary Club's board of directors business meeting this week Sep. 16 at 10:30am and remember it is a makeup meeting for all club members.

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Save the dates; September 19, 20 & 21th - sign up to help our club with this years big event.

 

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Posted by Daniel Long

I have often been asked - "What is Rotary" and like a lot of people I sometimes have trouble describing Rotary in a few words. A fellow Rotarian shared this with me today and I think it says it better than I ever have - "Rotary is a global service organization dedicated to improving lives and communities across the globe. Along the way, the members develop lifelong friends and social contacts."

If you aren't a Rotarian now, you should be.

The above is a copy, from PDG, Ean Sullivan on FaceBook

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The 5 Rotary Clubs in Plano have joined forces to host the second annual Honoring and Remembering 9/11 event.  Last year’s event was quiet a success with over 300 attendees and not a dry eye in the house.  This year we have engaged two retired NYPD officers to be our speakers; their stories will be very interesting I am sure.  The purpose of the event is multi fold:  to remember and thus never forget the events of 9/11 (the speakers), to honor first responders and survivors (honor the speakers with a Paul Harris Fellow), to provide community awareness of what Rotary does for our community and to raise a little money (hopefully) for Polio Plus.
 
I am sure you are aware of the debilitating effects of Polio and how it attacks children.  We are but a plane ride from one of the remaining epidemic countries away from an outbreak in the US.  As you should know, Polio Plus is the charity of choice of our District Governor’s spouse for the second year in a row.

Payment by Sept 1 is requested. You may go to www.HonoringAndRemembering.com and pay with credit card via paypal or mail your check (preferred) to: Plano Sunrise Rotary 9/11, PO Box 861165, Plano TX 75086-1165

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Please mark your calendars for Sept 19 - 21 for this years Funnel Cake extravaganza

I think this year's event will take the cake, and I'm not just powered sugar coating that statement!  

What, you haven't signed up yet!!   Mike Walker can fix that for you

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Posted by Daniel Long

Please note; below is re-posted from RI web-page

 

ShelterBox Response Teams delivering aid in the Philippines following major typhoon

November 14, 2013
 
With the help of our supporters, including Rotarians, clubs and districts, we are working to immediately assist more than 4,000 families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. This typhoon was the biggest storm to ever reach landfall, destroying buildings, wiping out villages, and has reportedly caused thousands of fatalities.  

Our response teams were on the ground during the storm and began conducting assessments immediately following its passing.  Thankfully, we had emergency supplies prepositioned in the Philippines that were utilized immediately. But now, more are needed. 

Recently, warehouse volunteers rallied to our international headquarters to pack ShelterBoxes and prepare other supplies that will be sent immediately to help families displaced by the storm.
 

"Every day that goes past, we realize more and more the real significance of this disaster and the areas of devastation are becoming more and more apparent," said ShelterBox Response Team volunteer, Mark Curnow.
Rotarians ... are serving on our ShelterBox Response Team on the ground.  ShelterBox could not carry out this important work around the globe without the support of its donors.  Watch this video to learn more about our response.
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Posted by Daniel Long

Plano West Rotary Club meeting of 26Nov2013,

With a quorum of 10 members needed and a member count of 16, we had our officers election for the Rotary year 2014-2015. With so many qualified members in our club we are pleased to announce the officers for the next Rotary year as; President, Glen Thornton – President-Elect, Daniel Long – Secretary, Don Mellor & Treasurer, Ryan Yowell. We are also happy to have as the chairperson for the Benevolence community, Helen Macey and first member Lisa Leach. We did also have some write-ins and a member of the Executive Board will be talking to you about one of the many positions within the club, as we need for everyone to work to keep the Plano West Rotary Club the great club that it is and has been for many years.

Please remember the Holidays, be safe and have a great time with your love ones.

Please sale PECANS and let Vincent or me know if you need more.

Please check your emails this week, as I will be sending out a copy of what the Board of Directors has approved as a new Plano West Rotary Club, By-laws. Please remember that our by-laws are a work in progress and as time and the club makes any changes so will our by-laws. We will vote on the new by-laws at the next club meeting on 3Dec2013.  Vote per By-laws on file as of July 1995.

https://www.facebook.com/PlanoWestRotaryClub  PLEASE like us on our Face Book page.

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It's PECAN time !!!


the pecans are HERE, the pecans are HERE, the pecans are HERE...


See Vince for details!!


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Today, Plano West Rotary Club, presented a check to Gayle Anderson on behalf of Small Miracle Foundation, which helps provide child care for parents going through cancer treatment. This is a great organization and we are proud to support them!

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Posted by Daniel Long

Plano West meeting of 16Jul2013, was honored to have our young RYLA campers, Spencer, Ben, Weston & Kayla and two of the past RYLA campers that are now counselors at RYLA Camp, Mr./Mrs. Egger (Jeff & Becca). We were given some great reports as to how RYLA has made a big impression on all of their lives for now and for their future. We were also lucky to have three visiting Plano Rotary Club members, Andy Sayers, Hubert Aaron, and Brad Keith. Thanks to all for a great meeting and please come back soon.   


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2012/2013 President Lisa Leach pinning 2013/2014 President John Kostas!!!




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See the following from Matt Lagos, of Plano Sunrise, and a member of Plano Solar Advocates

I am part of grassroots group called Plano Solar Advocates (PSA) and we just launched a new initiative called Solarize Plano. This pilot program provides group purchase discounts for Plano residents interested in adding solar for their energy needs. We are getting into the hot summer months so I know many residents will be looking for ways to save money off their high electricity bills.

Any questions can be directed to Larry Howe, PSA President, at planosolar@gmail.com or by calling 972-468-1485.

 

Please see more at:   http://www.planosolar.org/

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Help Plano West support tPwo additional RYLA students this year! Glen Thornton 0
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Have a question about some of the rotary terminology?    check out this list... (click below)

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