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Speakers
Aaron White
Nov 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Carry The Load
Plano West Rotary Club Christmas Dinner
Dec 17, 2019 6:30 PM
We will have a dinner in place of a lunch meeting.
(no speaker - service project during lunch)
Jan 07, 2020
Service: Packing 35 lunches for CC homelessness
 
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Greek Isle Restaurant
3309 North Central Expressway #370
Plano, TX  75023
United States
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Wow!  So many thanks to Rotarians, Rotaract (young adults), Interact (high school), as well as some of the organizations Plano West Rotary supports including: Barron Elementary, Wellness Center for Older Adults (in Plano), and CRU, and other friends and family!  It took a village to pull this together under the leadership of Mike W (thanks, Mike!) and we needed every single one of you, so THANK YOU!  The proceeds will go to support charities and education, and we couldn't be happier about that! :)
        
 
      
 
      
 
   
We had a great turn-out of Rotary Clubs (all 6!) at the annual July 4th parade in Plano!  
We gave out candy to kids, had our decorated Rotary float, a sign showing the local organizations Plano Clubs support and a bunch of corvettes, some of which had signs for the different Rotary clubs.
   
Plano West also had participation from the Interact and Rotaract Clubs we sponsor! Yay!  We had the new president for our Clark High School Interact club - Arianna - as well as the new president - Vivi - and a couple members from our Community Rotaract Club!  So glad to have the support from our young people!
A core team of Plano Wester's, under the lead of Mike Walker, facilitated a Funnel Cakes fundraiser with Allen Sunrise at their annual July 4th celebration called Celebration USA.  The goal was to load our equipment and consult, in exchange for some of their proceeds.  Although a bad storm came through 1.5 hours into the event and lasted at a couple hours, we were STILL able to sell TONS of Funnel Cakes, with huge lines the minute we were up and running again.  Although we may not make a whole lot of money from this first-time event, it was great to have some camaraderie and fellowship with another Rotary Club, led by Bruce Heller (our friend who works at ShelterBox).
 
 
Allen Sunrise's President-Elect and President, holding the tent from blowing away!
 
Other Allen Sunrise members, getting Funnel Cakes out the door ASAP (and still smiling!)
 
The Plano West team, Glen, Tim, Tim's friend Mickey, and Mike!  They were cranking out lots of funnel cakes!
 
Makin' batter...
Thank you, Plano Westers!
What a great turn-out to our club meeting where we packaged up hearty sandwiches and healthy snacks for folks in Plano who are experiencing homelessness right now.  We made over 40 sandwiches - ham & turkey, with cheese - as well as bagging up some grapes, and pecans, as well as other snacks and waters.  Thanks, also, to Daniel & Michelle who handed out the lunches the next day at the Assistance Center of Collin County, where we probably served over 25 people in need.
Thanks, again, to all!  #PeopleOfAction
 
  
Interact Spring Fling is an annual end-of-the-year celebration of what the District 5810 Interact Clubs have accomplished for the school year.  The 58 Interact & 65 Rotary Clubs work together on 2 service projects while the Interact students play games and get honored for their achievements.
 
Clark High School won honors for both:  Small Interact Club of the Year & Most Successful First Year Interact Club
 
There were 293 high school Interact students from all over District 5810 in attendance.  The Puerto Rico School Supply Drive, that was a multi-club, multi-district International Service Project was a complete success!  500 Backpacks were collected and 2,102 pounds of school supplies! And, the Sock Drive collected 566 pairs of socks for the Samaritan Inn Homeless Shelter - What to go, Interact!!
 
And, we are proud of our club member, Alex Johnson, who is leading our young adults for our whole District as District Interact Chair! Way to go, Alex!
Plano West sponsors the ONLY community Rotaract Club in District 5810, and they made us proud at our recent District Assembly and Training meeting by having a table with information about their service projects, as well as a raffle to raise money for a wheelchair for a young man in Columbia with level 5 Cerebral Palsy.  #PeopleOfAction
  
Every year, Barron Elementary invites Plano West Rotary Club to come help them with their Field Day event for all the kids, and it's always lots of fun watching and helping the kids with their different challenge events.
 
  
 
Barron also invites us every year to have our lunch meeting in their library, where we sit and each with their Student Council, and get a tour of the school.  These kids are SO amazing and smart, and we are excited for their futures!  This year we were able to present them with some books for the kids to read over the summer and with a small financial donation ($600) to help out where they need it.
Our first Rotary Adoption Awareness Fair in Plano was a success - especially if you are basing it on smiles!
Thanks to our Plano West participants, as well as volunteers from Addison Rotary, Royse City Rotary, Dallas & eClub Rotary clubs, North Texas Pioneers, Plano Sunrise, Plano Club, Plano Metro, and additional friends & family members!  We couldn't have done so well without all the help!  
CPS invited 26 kiddos, 23 attended, and they invited 50 potential parents and about 40 attended.  We will report any other statistics we may receive from CPS.  
We had delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, tator tots and french fries, as well as snow cones, popcorn, waters and sodas.  We also had crafts, games and virtual reality, plus candy and prizes for the kids.  The pictures are limited since we cannot post pictures of any of the kiddos, but we saw many happy kids.
Here are a couple pictures with some of our Plano West'ers and some N. Texas Pioneers.
From Plano West club, we had Daniel, Rose, Don, Tom, John, Alex, Lisa, Michelle & Glen (almost 50% of our club!)
 
 
Plano West Rotary was happy to assist our Wellness Center Honorary Members by helping them move in to their new offices this last Saturday.  The new building is beautiful and their offices are right up front!  Thanks to Mike, Don, Rose, Glen & Michelle from Plano West (sorry! forgot to take pictures!)
In this week's program, the Wellness Center will share about all their recent changes.
Plano West Rotary was excited to participate as some of the judges for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off at Barron Elementary.  There were 7 different chilis, including several beef, plus turkey, buffalo and two vegetarian chilis, one with Jack fruit!  They were ALL delicious, but we could only pick one winner!
We love to support our favorite elementary school, and eating chili was just a bonus!
Thank you all for a wonderful Valentine's Dinner party!  The company and the food were fabulous.
Congratulations to Diana for guessing the count & winning the jar of candy, and to Tom & Daniel for winning the Valentine's Trivia game.
 
Thank you, also, for all the food & monetary donations to support Cub Scout Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank!
Daniel will be delivering the donations to our Cub Scouts ASAP.
 
        
Thank you to our Adopt-A-Hwy crew this month:  Founder, Tom; friend of the Thornton's, Jeff; President's hubby, Glen; and newest member Alex, and his wonderful family!  Y'all rock!
  
What a great time, and thanks to all who came to celebrate our 39th club anniversary, and to honor current member and founder, Tom Posey!
We had some delicious appetizers, enjoyed talking with one another, passed around some older pictures and club bulletins, and heard some stories from our club's history.
What a Great Day to be a Rotarian!
 
 
 
Thank you, Plano Westers!
Almost the WHOLE club (17 out of 21, I think) showed up at this Tuesday's meeting to make sandwiches and pack other lunch items to help provide for those experiencing homelessness in Plano - woohoo!!  I only wish we remembered to take a picture of our service together.
 
We made a total of 44 sandwiches (ham and turkey), bagged up 21 baggies of cashews and 19 baggies of grapes, as well as providing 35 waters (left over from Plano Balloon Festival) and also 15 bananas and 48 nutrigrain bars!
 
Thanks to Don and Rose who helped distribute the food at the Assistance Center of Colllin County, on 18th street, about 3 buildings down from Chuck's place.  We probably served about 25 to 30 people.  Another couple brought soup, and there were also some clothing items there for the taking.  The recipients were very appreciative and really seemed to enjoy the food choices we brought.  Thanks, again, to all!
 
Our 3rd Quarter Charity Bucket donations will support Food Donations & Homelessness!
Your contributions will go to good causes.  
For example, we are making & delivering sandwiches for homeless in Plano on Jan 22nd, and we will also save up to support our new Sam's Gift initiative with all Plano Rotary Clubs in June (which started last year, honoring Sam Johnson).