"The e-Sunriser"

Arlington Sunrise Rotary's weekly on-line newsletter

P.O. Box 387   Arlington, Texas 76004-0387         Telephone 817-633-1645   www.arlingtonsunriserotary.com
Friday, March 2, 2018
This week's Program:

Norm King
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
President Steve Dixon (r) with today's speakers, Norm King (l) and Kinsoo Lee (c).
      Norm King is the District 5790 Youth Exchange Officer, Charter Member and Past President of the Kennedale Rotary Club.

      Norm shared with us information about the Rotary Youth Exchange program and also introduce us to on of his students, Jinsoo Lee from Seocheogun, S. Korea.

     The Rotary Youth Exchange program has been an integral part of Rotary International since 1994. The program is a means of advancing international understanding and goodwill. Each year, more than 8,000 students from 82 countries are involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, making it one of Rotary's largest, most popular and most successful programs. It is also one of the largest high school exchange programs in the world.

March 9            Four Way Test Speech Contest

March 16          Massey Campos - Self Evident Ministries

March 23          Judson Stone - A Resolution Worth Keeping

March 30          TBD

          Bring a Guest to these Meetings!
     Want to see a particular speaker or do you want a particular subject matter presented? Do you know of anyone who has a program that might be of interest to our membership?
     Let Will Ross know - reach him at  rosswill@sbcglobal.net.

March 9             David Gomez (1), Scot Moran (2), Will Ross, Darlene Ryburn,
                                      and Robin Schmidt

March 16           Scot Moran (1), David Gomez (2), Jess St, Clair, Danny Steffer,
                                      and Doug Stewart

March 23           Dave Swaringin (1), Dub Swayze (2), Sam Thomas

March 30           Jack Rogers (1), Tony Tinderholt (2), Colby Van Sickler

(1) Prayer & Pledge,  (2) Introduce Visiting Rotarians and Guests 
March 9            Sheri Hall

March 16          Chip May

March 23          Bill Verkest

March 30          Dwayne Lee
March 9              Don Ferrell

March 16            Robin Schmidt

March 23            Bill Verkest

March 30            Kelly Curnutt

     Congratulations to Scot Moran (c), our newest member, upon being inducted into the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club this morning! Scot's sponsor was  Dwayne Lee (r). Scot's wife , Megan (r), was also on hand for the induction.


     Congratulations to Andrew Walley (c) and his group of Thornton Elementary Chess players who seem to be winning tournaments all over the Metroplex for their age range .

     One of RI President Ian Riseley has announced that he would like each and every Rotarian to plant a tree this year. It doesn't matter what kind of tree, or how big it is! Just plant a tree.

     Can you imagine the impact this would have on the world? If all 1.3 Million Rotarians plant a tree, the world will benefit from having Mother Nature help cleanse the air, create more oxygen, and beautify the Earth.

     At one point, we were considering purchasing seedling trees for our members, but the Board decided, after discussion, to have each individual member choose what type of tree, what size of tree, and where to plant the tree. 

     This time of year is great for planting trees, plus we would like our Club to be one of the first to be 100% in participation. We do have a few members who have offered to plant your tree for you if you need assistance.

      We need to have this project completed by March 31, 2018. 

     After you have planted your tree, please take a photo of you and your tree and send it to Dwayne Lee, Director of Administration. Please email the photo to:
March 3               Phased In Lawn Work Day, 8 - 11 a.m.
March 6               Sunrise Rotary Board Meeting, 7 a.m., David's BBQ

March 13             Chamber of Commerce "Business Over Breakfast" (BOB)

April 21-22          Sunrise Rotary "New" Board Retreat
April 28               Adoption Awareness Picnic, Fielder Church

May 5                  Blue Collar Olympics (See Mark Cloud)

May 6                  Flag Program Workday - ALL HANDS ON DECK! 2 p.m. @ Colors                                               Carpet! NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!

May 11 - 13         Highland Games, Decatur, TX

May 12                Highlands Rotary "Casino Night" fundraiser
May 19-20           District Conference, DFW Hyatt

May 26                Flag Day - Memorial Day - Display at 6:00 a.m.

May 29                Flag Day - Memorial Day - Pick up at 6:00 p.m.

June 14               Flag Day - Flag Day - Display at 6 a.m., Pick up at 6 p.m.

Ways to do a "Make-up"
  1. Go to: https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/programs.htm and watch a video or read an article.
  2. Attend a Sunrise Rotary social event. (Christmas party and other Sunrise social gatherings)
  3. Work on a Sunrise Rotary project (flags,PhasedIn, Blood drive, Highland games, etc.)
  4. Attend a Sunrise Rotary Board meeting. (1st Tuesday, 7:00 a.m., David's BBQ)
  5. If you're in a travel status, get the Rotary Club Finder app for your smartphone and find a Club in/near the town you are visiting - even outside of the United States!
  6. Attend another local Rotary Club meeting. There are seven other Rotary Clubs in Arlington that you can make up at. Here's a list of them:
    • Arlington North Rotary, Monday at Noon, Texas Land & Cattle, N. Arlington
    • Arlington West Rotary, Tuesday at Noon, Shady Valley Golf Club
    • Arlington Highlands Rotary, Tuesday at 6 p.m., Dave & Busters in the Highlands
    • Arlington Sunset Rotary, Tuesday at 6 p.m., J. Gilligan's on E. Abram
    • Arlington Rotary, Thursday at Noon, 1st United Methodist Church
    • Arlington Great Southwest Rotary, Thursday at 6 p.m., Humperdink's @ 6 Flags
    • Arlington South Rotary, Friday at Noon, Spring Creek BBQ, S. Cooper
Here's the catch:

     You literally have a whole month in order to work your "make up" into your busy schedule - within 2 weeks prior to the meeting you will miss and within 2 weeks after the meeting you miss.

So you see, there really is no valid excuse  for you not having PERFECT ATTENDANCE.
 But there is one major step to ensure your make-up is validated - you must report it to Club Secretary Sheri Hall at  sherilhall@gmail.com.


 President                                     Steve Dixon
 President Elect                         Shane Ferrell
Secretary                                        Sheri Hall
Treasurer                             Jonathan Januta
Membership                                 Don Ferrell
 Sargent-at-Arms                     James Watson
Administration                            Dwayne Lee
Community Services 1             Sam Thomas
 Community Services 2                 Alan Walter
Youth Services                             Mark Cloud
Vocational Services                  Kevin Barlow
Foundation                                       Chip May
International Services                 Samir Ahuja
Special Programs                       Cindy Wright

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