Speaker Date Topic
PW Board Members Apr 23, 2019
Club Assembly - A Year in Review

Some of our Plnao West Board Members will each present information about this year's achievements and status, thanks to all of you!

Students & Staff of Barron Elementary Apr 30, 2019
Annual Barron Elementary School Meeting

We will have our annual meeting at Barron Elementary school, instead of Greek Isles, but no fear, Greek Isles will still cater our usual awesome lunch!


Mike Pugh & RYE student, Jasper May 07, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
Mike Pugh's Bio: 
I am a Senior Program Manager for Texas Health Resources 
My Rotary experience has been since 1987 in Tulsa, OK.  While in the Sunrise Rotary Club I was International Director and was able to host a Youth exchange student from Latvia.  Held many offices in the Sunrise club and was Rotarian of the Year.  In the early 90's I was Team Lead for a 6 person GSE team to Thailand, what a wonderful experience.
After moving to Dallas in 1995 I joined The Addison Rotary Club.  Have held each local club office at one time or another including President of The Addison Rotary Club.  In 2010 I was able to lead another GSE team, this one to India.  Few people lead one GSE team and I was able to lead two.
I have been involved with Youth Exchange for over 25 years. Currently I am co-YEO of District 5810 and Recording Secretary of SCRYE (South Central Rotary Youth Exchange) this is the multi-district organization helping 37 districts in 19 states work through Rotary Youth Exchange.
Jennifer Tatum, Supervisor, Recruitment & Training May 14, 2019
Child Protective Services (CPS)
Ann Chinloy, LCSW, Wellness Center May 21, 2019
Mental Health Concerns in Seniors
Clark HS Interact Club, Incoming Executive Board May 28, 2019
CHS Interact Accomplishments & Plans

Plano West is sponsoring our Clark High School Interact Club for the first year - woohoo!

The incoming president and board with come share the accomplishments of this past Rotary Interact year, and share this new board's plans for next year.

(no speaker - service project) Jun 04, 2019
Service: Packing 35 lunches for CC homelessness

Just like last time, we will pack up about 35 lunches for Collin County homelessness during our meeting!



Chief Rushin, Plano Police Dept Jun 11, 2019
Current Topics & Growth of the Police Dept

Current topics and about the growth of the police department to keep pace with the growth of Plano over the years.

Eric vanGoethem, Amada Senior Care Dallas Jun 18, 2019
How to Care for Your Loved One at Home without Breaking the Bank


When your aging loved one gets ill, injured or can no longer care for his or herself, the last thing they want to do is leave their home. Becoming their caregiver may not be possible, especially if they live far away, or if you are already their caregiver, you may find the burden of their care is overwhelming.

According to Eric vanGoethem, owner of Amada Senior Care Dallas, more and more families are opting for in-home professional caregiving, in which a licensed and trained home health aide provides assistance with such activities of daily living as bathing, dressing, toileting and eating, cooking, cleaning and laundry, medication management and doctors’ appointments, and companionship.

In his talk, "How to Care for Your Loved One at Home without Breaking the Bank," Eric will share with your members:

  • The different kinds of home health services
  • Why they should plan for in-home care, even if they don’t need it now
  • How Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance may cover much of the cost


Eric vanGoethem spent much of his career indirectly helping sick people get better as a medical equipment sales rep to medical facilities, but it wasn’t until severe illness hit his own family that he realized he could make a bigger impact on the lives of patients and their families through professional caregiving.

Now the owner of the Dallas and North Dallas franchises of Amada Senior Care, Eric saw first-hand how overwhelmed his mother was when his father got Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder that may involve mental deterioration, involuntary movements, blindness, weakness of extremities, and coma. Eric’s family was never told about in-home caregivers, and it made him determined to make caregiving available to families in need.

Before joining Amada Senior Care, Eric was Area Sales Manager for Medtronic, the world's largest medical device company which develops and manufactures devices and therapies to treat more than 30 chronic diseases, including heart failure, Parkinson's disease, urinary incontinence, Down's syndrome, obesity, chronic pain, spinal disorders and diabetes.

Before that, Eric was Director of Sales and Marketing for Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest providers of outpatient surgery in the United States, and Sales Representative for Mizuho OSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty spine and orthopedic surgical tables.

Eric holds both a BSBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Marketing from Auburn University.

Eric VanGoethem, Owner

Amada Senior Care Dallas

eric.vg@amadaseniorcare.com  (334) 663-2333

You! Jun 25, 2019
Last meeting of the year Social Hour!

Please come and enjoy each other's company for a lunchtime social hour!

This is our last club meeting for this Rotary Year!