Rotary Club of McKinney
Celebrating our Accomplishments this year:
    Special Celebrations
    • Celebrating our 100th anniversary with a huge celebration with over 150 in attendance at the event.  We had some of our senior members recall memories of the Club in the early years.
    • Created a Centennial Memory Book with the history of our club.
    • Celebrated 30 years of Women in Rotary with a special Woman’s only luncheon.  Attendees included the current and previous women of the club and the incoming District Governor Beverly Grogan.
    Paul Harris Fellows
    • For our 100th anniversary, we recognized 12 Paul Harris fellows and had special recognition of these members.
    • Rotary Christmas Parade of Lights, raised $15,400 and had 25 floats in the parade raising funds to support local causes.
    • Flag Program – We increased the number of flags from 1040 to 1135 earning $51K gross/$39K net in order to support local charities. Over 70 members, scouts and other involved in Flag lease program for over 500 Hours.
    Service – Local and International
    • All Abilities Playground: Playground is under construction to be dedicated this year
    • Kids against Hunger meals: We prepared 612 Casserole kits for the Kids Against Hunger Program in Honduras. Each kit will feed six.  During a regular meeting we packaged and sealed enough meals to feed 3,672 meals to children and families.
    • International Service Rotary in Honduras - $5,000 provided improvements for 5 families including latrines, roofs, wash basins
    • Food Pantry: We collected over 100 cans of canned fruit for the food pantry during September which is a month they typically don’t receive a lot of donations.
    • Meals on Wheels: We had 8 volunteers delivering weekly meals to our Seniors in need.  We have delivered 250 meals so far this year.
    • International Service: St. Joseph’s Congregation/India - $1000
    • Polio Plus - $1000
    • Collected items to send to 33 soldiers in Syria
    • Camp RYLA, sent 4 kids
    • Students of the Month – recognized 21 students from 6 area High Schools for their outstanding achievements
    • Interact – Hosted the McKinney High School Interact club with 16 members
    • 4-Way Speech Competition – 4 students participated and earned prize $$  We’ll send one to compete in the district competition.
    • Scholarships – Provided 2 $1,000 scholarships to students through McKinney Education Foundation
    • McKinney Youth Leadership Program – We had 21 graduates from our Program which includes monthly sessions on Leadership, Finance, Etiquette, a tour of the jail, car maintenance, College readiness and many more
    • Model UN Team to Chicago – 4 students participated from McKinney High School
    Non-Profit Support – Foundation Grants and Charity of the Monthly Bucket collections
    • Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops - $3500 (Flag program support)
    • Cornerstone Ranch - $170
    • Hugs Café - $140
    • Chestnut Square - $80
    • Habitat for Humanity of Collin County - $1123
    • Shiloh Place - $105
    • Boys and Girls Club of Collin County - $3,000
    • Casa of Collin County - $100
    • McKinney Robotics Booster Club - $150
    • Patriot Paws - $100
    • Shelter Box - $1000
    • Lifepath Systems - $150
    Website and weekly bulletins and administration:
    • We updated and completely revamped our website –
    • Sent out weekly bulletins with program reminders and photos, etc.
    • Submitted information to District 5810 about our events and activities to share
    • Rewrote both the Club and Club’s Foundation Bylaws
    Rotary Events
    • Attended the International Conference in Toronto – 2 members
    • Sent 3 trainees to PETS
    • Attended the District 5810 Awards Ceremony & Received the Public Relations Award
    • Attended the Polio Plus Mardi Gras Event
    • Used the Rotary Wheel at all District events and local club events