Weekly Update ● Volume 2, Issue 5 ●July 30, 2013
Plano Rotary Club
As we head into August I want to thank several club members for their
contributions this past month and let you know about a few things that are on the
To start, special thanks to Kenny Wilson for helping organize and support our
efforts for the "Battle of the Badges" blood drive. We had great representation
from the club at Elliotts Hardware, Saturday, July 13th. Rotarians who stepped
up to help were: Larry Bisno, John Caldwell, Lori Roberts, Geri Hosterman,
Cathy Fang and Phil Dyer. We need to do all we can to help Rotary's effort of
donating blood throughout the year.
I want to thank Skip and Toni Jenkins for hosting the golf outing at Frisco
Lakes Golf Club, July 18th. We had twelve players and we played a two man
scramble. Congratulations to Bob Pikna and Rick Kasmiskie for finishing with the
lowest score (even par). Afterwards, we went to the Jenkins for beer, brats, and
other goodies. It was a wonderful get together and we'll organize another one in
Last week we had our monthly social at Buffalo Bluez. The owner and the
staff went out of their way to show us a good time. We plan on going back there
soon. The next monthly social will be announced in the weekly update.
Saturday, July 27th, we had six Rotarians from our club work on a local Habitat
for Humanity home on 11th street. Luckily, it wasn't as hot as normal for July
and we worked in the morning. The handy Rotarians were: Randy Wright, Larry
Bisno, Janis Allman, Cathy Fang, and John Caldwell. We were pretty darn good
with the caulk guns!
A Message from Captain Kirk
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
Dates at a
Thurs., August 8th
Plano Rotary Monthly
Thurs., Aug. 22nd
“Spirit Day” at the
Rotary Club meeting
Sat., August 24th
Kayak Fishing Trip with
“Heroes on the Water”
Tues., August 27th
Wed., Sept. 11th
Rotary 9/11 event
Fri., Nov. 1
Stonebriar Country Club
Don’t forget to
locate your alma
mater apparel &
make sure it still
fits! Show your
school Pride on
This Week’s Program – August 1, 2013
President- Dallas Stars
"Growing a Paying Fan Base"
Just to let you know, Dave McWhorter and John Parker have every week booked for programs for the balance
of the year. They are doing a wonderful job in planning and they are on top of the logistics. Let them know if you
have any suggestions for 2014 and that you appreciate the contribution they are making to the club.
Speaking of programs, Thursday, August 22nd, we will have the three local senior high school football coaches
speak. To properly kick off the football season, I am asking everyone to wear a jersey, shirt, or hat from your
alma mater. It's time to find out if the Longhorns, Aggies, Red Raiders, Sooners, or whoever has the greatest
pride in their school. Go Falcons!
We have had a lot of guests recently visit our club. Thank you for making them feel welcomed. If you have a
friend, or prospective member that we should add to the "Weekly Update" distribution list, please give Lynette
their e-mail address. That idea can be a simple, but an effective recruiting tool.
Our next club board meeting is Thursday, August 8th, at the Southfork hotel at 7:30AM. Members who are
not on the board are welcome to attend. Just a reminder, that new members are required to attend a board
meeting as a "red badge" requirement. The meeting usually lasts between sixty and ninety minutes.
The next club service project is to go kayak fishing with the local chapter of Heroes on the Water, August
24th. We have enough volunteers at this time. I'll let you know if that changes.
Two other future projects in progress are for us to do an international service project and "Angel Tree". Lori
Roberts is the project manager for the international project and is working diligently to get it organized. Susan
Shuler and Camille Ussery are going to take our "Angel Tree" efforts to a whole new level in December. Thank
The club is working with Memorial Elementary throughout the school year. We will be making small financial
contributions to their early school program and for school supplies. Plano Rotary is holding a School supply
drive for Memorial. We will have a collection box at the August 1st
and August 8th
meetings to collect items from
our membership. Sarika Pride, Principal of Memorial Elementary will join us for Lunch on August 8th
and we will
present her with the collected supplies. Please bring what you can. After Labor Day we will be providing
mentors to meet with students weekly for lunch. Please let Earnest Burke know if you would like to be a mentor
at Memorial. That little extra time spent listening and guiding those children can make a big difference in their
The six Rotary Clubs in Plano are joining forces to host a 9/11 event. It will be Wednesday, September 11th,
probably at the Plano Centre (still TBD) in the early evening. The plan is to have light refreshments and an
open bar. We are working to a have the price at $10 per person. The program will feature Helen Reisler, who
was the Manhattan Rotary Club president the day of the terrorists attack. I heard her speak in March. I
promise you that you will enjoy her presentation. The event is open to Rotarians and their guests. There will be
more details soon as we finalize the plans this coming week. Please mark your calendars now.
The Hendrick Foundation golf tournament is Friday, November 1st, at Stonebriar Country Club. We will
need around forty volunteers to work that day, and of course, we need to have as many people as possible to
play golf. This is an outstanding charity we support every year as a club. Let's make this our biggest
contribution of time and money ever.
In closing, this is an exciting time to be a Rotarian, as we are members of one of the finest service organizations
in the world. Rotary International President's motto sums it up perfectly: "Engage Rotary...changes lives". Our
efforts do make a difference.
President, The Plano Rotary Club
Saturday, August 24th
Kayak Fishing Trip with
“Heroes on the Water”
Plano Rotary will be sponsoring a kayak fishing trip for
wounded veterans in Flower Mound on a private farm in the
morning. Some of our volunteers will be allowed to fish, others
will be helping with logistics and refreshments.
Plano Rotary Monthly Social Event
Next Social – August 27th
4200 Legacy Dr.
Look for updates on upcoming social events which will be held on the 4th Tuesday
of each month, at 5 PM, and will count as a rotary make-up.
Please contact Bob Pikna if you have suggestions for events.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 214-417-1487
Show your Rotary Pride:
Please follow the link below if you would like to order Rotary Clothing and Apparel.
Thurs., Aug. 1
Jim Lites, President- Dallas
"Growing a Paying Fan
Thurs., Aug. 8
"Plano Family YMCA in
Thurs., Aug. 15
Thurs., Aug. 22
Mike Hughes, Jaydon
"Plano HS Football
Thurs., Aug. 29
"Step by Step: Turning
your Lowest Moments into
your Greatest Successes."
Don’t forget to
Paul Harris Pin!
Golf at Frisco Lakes
Thanks to Skip and Toni
Jenkins for hosting beer and
brats at their home after the
golf outing. A good time
was had by all.
Great Food & Fellowship
The Winners! Bob P. & Rick K.
We will have a box at the August 1st
and August 8th
collect school supplies for Memorial.
Memorial Elementary’s Most Wanted School Supplies!
3” Three Ring Binders
Expo Dry Erase Markers
Fun #2 Pencils for Student Awards (non–Mechanical)
Wide-Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
Sarika Pride, Principal of Memorial Elementary will join us for
Lunch on August 8th
and we will present her with the collected
supplies. Please bring what you can.
Contact Earnest Burke if you are interested in becoming a
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Attached please find: (1) Polio Eradication Update
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Polio Eradication Update:
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
What is that Polio Picture?
It's of District 7070's (Ontario, Canada) Birthday Bash for Dr. Bob Scott's 80th
Birthday. Dr. Scott, Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee and a
former Rotary Foundation Trustee, was honored for his "Life of Greatness" in
his never-ending commitment to the children of the world through the global
eradication of Polio. Over $200,000 was raised for The Rotary
Happy Birthday Dr. Scott. We are "This Close"!
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, District 5890, 2012-13
Wayne Staton, District 5890 PolioPlus Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 India Polio Immunization Trip - Rotarians PDG Sheri & Al Muniz from San Antonio, TX
report - "We are getting
ready for our fifth Polio ImmunizationTrip to India in the last
four years. We plan to go to India over the Christmas holidays. Please ask anyone interested
in going with us to
contact me. This would be a first class trip with one or two immunization opportunities
depending on the immunization schedule in Decemberz". Best regards, Al Muniz, District 5840,
San Antonio, TX, 210-347-9991 email email@example.com
The Final Five -
Pakistan - 21 Polio cases recorded in 2013 compared to 23 on this date in 2012, with the most recent case
reported on June 30, 2013 in North Waziristan.
Afghanistan - 3 Polio case recorded in 2013 compared to 13
on this date in 2012, with the most recent case reported on June 6, 2013.
Nigeria - 35 Polio cases recorded in 2013 compared to 55 on this date in 2012, with the most recent cases (from
Bauchi) reported on June 18, 2013. Sub-National Immunization Plus Days were held on July 6-9.
Somalia - 65 Polio cases recorded in 2013 compared to 0 in 2012, with the most recent reported on June 14 in
Banadir. The third immunization campaign was conducted 2 weeks ago in Banadir - which includes
Mogadishu. More are planned for August.
Kenya - 8 Polio cases reported in 2013 compared to 0
in 2012, with the most recent case reported on June 14. Emergency Immunization Campaigns continue across the
Horn of Africa including Ethiopia & Yemen. Vaccination booths are being set up at border crossings.