Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Weekly reader 1 16-14


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Weekly reader 1 16-14

  1. 1. Winter Weekly Reader Volume 51, Issue 114 January 16, 2014 UPCOMING MEETINGS January 16 “MLK Presentation” MLK Holiday, January 20, 2014 - Earnest Burke January 23 “Plano ISD Teacher of the Year Award” Karla Oliver January 30 General Rick Lynch “Adapt or Die” February 6 Jamee Jolly “Texas House of Representatives District 66 Primary Election Candidate Forum” (Joint Forum with Plano Chamber of Commerce) February 13 Alex Johnson “Four Way Test Contest” JANUARY BIRTHDAYS Hammel, David Little, Pamela Via, Jo Anderson, Jim Solomon, Yoram McWhorter, David Aris, Jerry Showalter, L.B. Millender, Sherman Brodhead, John Feigenbaum, Alan Kilmer, Bev Jan 01 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan 08 Jan 08 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 24 T The Plano Rotary Club Polled Not Shafted HERE was a surprising number of members shown up for that annual equivalent of a colonoscopy: the Assembly. relevance of the revelation. He missed April Spigner, lunching with Dad, Reedy. Club Some members, apparently oblivious to the program, even brought guests. Go figure. But our innovative President Kirk had promised that this would be unlike any past effort, and he delivered. So it wasn’t a colonoscopy; it was more like a trip to the dentist. Kirk Belled us to order early at 12:10, sending shivers down the spines of his captive audience; it seemed to imply that he had 5 more minutes of Club Assembly than could be fitted into the normal hour. He called upon LB the Good for the Invocation and Jason Kramer for the Pledge. Kirk commented that it was “g0od to hear that (Scary) Bob doesn’t have the flu.” The Good Captain recognized Sara Akers for having Greeted and called upon sergeant barbera to announce (1) Visiting Rotarian and Guests. nathan welcomed Dennis Luellen (Frisco). he then encouraged “grand poohbah and Old Dog” DG Ean Sullivan to introduce his guest, Jennifer Beck. The Governorship has had a salutary effect upon Ean’s introductions; they now rarely involve him tasting his toes. It would have been otherwise had he introduced Cathy Tyler’s guest, Diane Korzenieuki; his tongue wouldn’t have worked for hours. Cathy explained that she had just picked Diane up from the airport, leaving us all to speculate upon the In a special “New Year’s Eve Edition” of Inside the Rotarian Studio, nathan cornered PSHS Principal Sarah Watkins. She was born in Olney, TX, and attended UT. Her first job was with Williams High, but if she couldn’t teach, she’d rather be a tennis pro (to challenge Bobby Riggs?). She spent New Year’s Eve at a neighbor’s party, eating black-eyed peas and making a resolution “to avoid New Year’s resolutions.” Her favorite College Bowl is OKLAHOMA! And she’s 3 years a Rotarian, having been “encouraged by Doyle Dean.” She believes in PRC’s focus on students. continued on page 2
  2. 2. Kirk recognized Herb Hoxie and Lori Phantom Crotchetienne Roberts for their Birthdays then gave the floor to Dennis Luellen who encouraged us to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County that has “run over on kids and under on budget.” He mentioned the club’s fundraiser on January CHILI COOK-OFF to be judged by a 25th, a man who can stand the heat, Fire Chief Brian Crawford. Raconteur Larry Flash Flannery demanded Equal Time to tell a tale of a man who sought prayer for his hearing at a church service. The pastor covered the man’s ears with his hands and beseeched the Deity on his behalf to which the congregation echoed “Amen.” He then asked the parishioner to “Tell be about your hearing now,” to which the fellow replied, “Well it’s not until next Thursday.” Captain Kirk called Pam Little, Dave McWhorter, Lori Roberts, Larry Bisno, and Randy Wright to the podium for a pep talk on what the Club has accomplished. Randy explained that the format for the day involved discussions at individual tables about the direction of the Club. We were to appoint Table Captains, who, at 12:50, were to report our findings and espouse our suggestions within a two-minute window. An agenda and timeline were both on our table and on-screen. Pink sheets were to be completed by the Captains and left with Lynette. Service Chair Larry began by extolling the Club’s virtuous actions in • Heroes on the Water • 9-11 Dinner • Back to School supplies for Memorial Elementary • Habitat for Humanity • Hendrick Golf Tournament • Citizen of the Month • Battle of the Badges, and • Angel Tree He included a slide of proposed projects to include • Memorial Science Fair Judges • Four-Way Speech Contest • Memorial Elementary Mentors • February’s Peace Symposium • 5810’s trip to Nicaragua in March • A Rough Riders game in April with Memorial • PISD Elementary Student of the Year in May Club Historian Lori described plans to archive all Club records digitally and beseeched Past Presidents to bring forward documents to be scanned and preserved. She asked for volunteers to help with the scanning. Program Chair David said he was “impressed with the number of contacts who wish to speak” to Plano Rotary. He intends to rotate topics and speakers. He’s left March through May “free for suggestions.” Dave wants to see more fellow Rotarians presenting; he gave an example of Yoram Solomon as “an accomplished speaker” on a wide variety of topics. He told us that we will be “ejected from the hotel” on March 6th, and we’re trying to get Williams High as our venue for that date. Someone unassociated with PISD asked if we were to dine on cafeteria food, but President Kirk said we’d likely be served something edible from Jersey Mike’s. Pam Little (Membership Chair) spoke of 118 members (including 5 corporate members); we’ve inducted 7 and lost 8. She wants us to “brainstorm” how to attract young people to the Club with a wider variety of service projects. Randy gave us our marching orders, asking for particular attention to question #6 on the questionnaires at our tables. Also we’d be asked to respond either at the meeting or online; he said he was hoping for a 93% response rate. We were to talk among ourselves and come to consensus on recommendations for the Club. After sufficient time had passed for discussion, the Table Captain arose, one by one, to report our findings. Lori reported a suggestion for “one more big event, not golf.” She said that Table 11 recommended that we concentrate on fewer charities so that we could become “more effective with what’s left.” On a personal note, she wants to “bring back the Fish Fry.” Hubert Aaron, reporting from he knew not what table, that we should (1) develop Club goals, (2) respond to community needs, and (3) support Rotary International. Rick Kasmiskie seconded the notion that we should “not spread ourselves too thin” but schedule more socials.
  3. 3. Bev Kilmer recommended that we host a party to which we each invited a guest to be proselytized about Rotary and Plano Rotary in particular. She also advocated a better Facebook page and web site to interact with a user-friendly interface. She went on to propose a Chamber membership for the Club. The next table wanted to “break up tables” so that we’d meet someone new. He who shall remain nameless proposed a Groundhog Day Social complete with medical marijuana (cheaper than the recreational kind, apparently). Rick Horne began his litany when Ken Roberts chimed in “time’s up!” Rick advocated bringing more students to our meetings and to spread Citizen of the Month to more schools. He suggested sweat equity, which, he conceded, would imply younger member. LB the Radiant said, “We need more men at my table.” As if to illustrate that point, Lynn McLean took point to recommend that potential new members volunteer for Club projects before they join. Yoram recommended that we “buy Plano Metro Rotary Club.” He echoed the “young people” sentiment so widely suggested, and said that they would be more apt to join if they could find us on the new media. Jerry Kezhaya, pointing to the international efforts of the Club, recommended that the Club have a booth (I’m not sure we could afford the $15) at the PLANO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. He also advocated increasing the corporate membership. Nathan Barbera advocated that we “have more fun,” proposing an alternative venue for the March 6th meeting: Total Wine. On a more serious note, he suggested that we work for “more cooperation with the other Plano clubs.” Instead of Inside the Rotarian Studio, he recommended bios in the Weekly Reader or Lynette’s enewsletter. Kelly Palmer suggested increasing the number of local projects. He also would like to see the Wheelchair Project revived. Finally, he proposed paying attention to the plight of homeless students who number 200 in Plano and 1,000 in Collin County. Randy made us swear to complete the questionnaire this afternoon or online. Then he told Table Captains to turn in their pink sheets and returned control of the meeting to Kirk who echoed the importance of completing the survey thoughtfully and promptly. Then he led us in the Four-Way Test, and belled us out at 1:02. Guests & Visiting Rotarians Guest Guest Of Jennifer Beck Diane Korzenieurki Ean Sullivan Cathy Tyler Visiting Rotarian Home Club Dennis Luellen Frisco AWARDS: 2013 Citizen of the Year Dr. Myrtle Hightower Huffines Auto Dealerships Huffines Auto Dealerships NICARAGUA HEART OF SERVICE SPRING BREAK 2014 You are invited to the NICARAGUA - HEART OF SERVICE SPRING BREAK 2014 detailed below. To register for this event click on "Register Online" below. You can also book Interacters and Rotaracters and family and friends. Date: Mar 07, 2014 at 08:00 AM - Mar 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM Fee: $1200.00 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5810 Presents HUMANITY IN MOTION - REVEALED A Masked Ball Hilton Anatole Hotel February 22, 2014 Plano Rotary Club Board of Directors 2013-2014 President Kirk Bell President Elect Earnest Burke Secretary Karla Oliver Treasurer Ben Criste Past President Lynn Schwartz Sergeant at Arms Nathan Barbera Membership Chair Pam Little Membership Vice Chair Jayson Killough Service Chair Larry Bisno Service Vice Chair David Bowman Public Relationship Chair Mary Jo Dean Public Relationship Vice Chair Camille Ussery Club Admin Chair David McWhorter Club Admin Vice Chair John Parker Foundation Chair Gary Basham Foundation Vice Chair Alan Feigenbaum New Generation Chair Rick Horne At Large Robert Epstein Lori Roberts Susan Shuler Bill Wray Bob Pikna Kyle Walters Alex Johnson Business Secretary Lynette Pieper Bulletin Editor Chris Parr Bulletin Photographer Robert Epstein Bulletin Designer Marsha Pigg Alphagraphics Printing by Alphagraphics Park & Coit The Plano Rotary Club PO BOX 864316 Plano, TX 75086
  4. 4. Support Our Advertisers HUFFINES HUFFINES President | CHUCK MORGAN 15660 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 7 00 Dallas, Texas 752 48 David Allison HUFFINES 1214 Avenue K Plano, TX 75074 972-423-0434 P. 972.267.8181 F. 972.267.8180 E. chuck.morgan@morg W. www.MorganLegacyGroup. com All Service, Body and Parts Departments Open All Day Saturday Rick Maucieri President Grant Leighton Associates PO Box 865066 Plano, Texas 75086 972.422.0169 Voice 972.881.9373 Fax Casey W. Stewart Banking Center President 972-309-0001 ext. 5937 214-863-5937 direct line 214-863-6160 fax AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK OF TEXAS Plano Parkway Banking Center 1101 East Plano Parkway 1st Floor Bank Lobby #E Plano, Texas 75074 President | CHUCK MORGAN 15660 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 7 00 Dallas, Texa s 752 48 P. 972.267. 8181 F. 972.267. 8180 E. chuck.morgan@morg W. www.Mor ganLegacyGroup. com KENNY WILSON OWNERS Plano Richardson Phone. 972.867.9216 Phone. 972.234.3033 Client Services Manager | CAROL MORGAN Fax. N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 7 00 Fax. 972.231.6968 15660972.231.6968 Dallas, Texas 752 48 P. 972.267.8181 F. 972.267.8180 E.