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Arlington Sunrise Rotary's weekly on-line newsletter

P.O. Box 387   Arlington, Texas 76004-0387         Telephone 817-633-1645   www.arlingtonsunriserotary.com
Friday, April 13, 2018
This week's Program:

"City of Arlington, VIA Rideshare"
Ann W. Foss, PH.D., AICP
Ann W. Foss, PhD., AICP

     Ann has been with the City of Arlington since 2016 and currently serves as the Principal Planner for the Department of Community Development and Planning.

     As Principal Planner, Ann performs comprehensive planning for the City and is heavily involved in transportation planning for the City, working to secure grant funding and pilot new technologies, including autonomous vehicles and demand response ride sharing.

She is also responsible for managing the Arlington  Urban Design Center, a collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington that aims to create a public awareness about the importance of urban design and its impact on the quality of life, environment, and economic investment of a community. Ann creates and maintains regional partnerships and believes that public involvement and research are important factors to consider in the planning process.

      Ann holds a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Science from Haverford College, a MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked as a professional planner in New York, NY, Dallas, TX, and Arlington, TX.  Ann is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a certified Chief Operator of the EasyMile autonomous vehicles
April 20             The Dump

April 27             Off-site meeting at Thornton Elementary

May 4                Professors of the Year Award Presentations - Tarrant County College

May 11              Professors of the Year Award Presentations - University of Texas at

May 18              TBD

May 25              Scholarship Presentations

Bring a Guest to Our Meetings!
     One of the best ways to show prospective new members what Rotary is all about is to invite them to one of our meetings. And if you would like to see a particular speaker or find out more about a particular topic, let Will Ross know - reach him at rosswill@sbcglobal.net.

As President Steve Dixon announced that the Sunrise Club had won the Chamber's Small Business of the Year award, he showed the awesome presentation that the Club had submitted to the judges to review.

     The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has named the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club as the winner of the 2018 Small Business of the Year (Not-For-Profit). The awards presentation will be on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Arlington Sheraton Hotel.

     Having been nominated for this award, Sunrise Rotary was asked to compile a packet of information about our Club, our endeavors, and other questions. Sunrise Rotary President took the initiative to spearhead the building of our packet. Thanks go to Past President Colby Van Sickler for supplying the packet he had prepared last year. This gave Steve a great launching pad in creating our packet.

     Others who had a hand in creating this packet included Sergeant-of-Arms James Watson for digging up several supporting photographs, Administration Director Dwayne Lee for making the packet that Steve created "look pretty", and to International Director Samir Ahuja for publishing two copies of the 56-page document - one for submission to the Chamber and one for the CLub to keep.

     This is a very prestigious award and really puts Sunrise Rotary on a pedestal in the area. It was noted that this is the first time in the history of the Chamber's Small Business of the Year awards that a service organization has won the award.

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Special Note:

     A sign-up sheet was passed around at the meeting today to see who all wanted to come to the awards luncheon. The cost is $45 per person - (and no, the Club is not footing the bill for you.)

    If you put your name on that sheet this morning, please make your checks out to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and give them to Dwayne Lee no later than Friday, April 20. 

    If you did not sign-up this morning but want to come celebrate with your fellow Sunrise Rotarians, let Dwayne know ASAP and get your check to him by next Friday.

April 20            Sam Thomas

April 27            Cindy Wright

May 4               Samir Ahuja

May 11              Rick McVay
April 20             David Berg

April 27             Shane Ferrell

May 4                 Chip May

May 11               Samir Ahuja

     Congratulations to five Arlington Sunrise Rotarians on being recognized for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Each received pins this morning indicating their new level of Paul Harris Fellowship.

     With President Steve Dixon (l), they are (l-r) Rob Asplet, PHF +7; Tony Blauvelt, PHF + 4; Shane Ferrell, PHF + 8; Mel Crosier, PHF + 8, and Don Mims, PHF +3.

Congratulations to all!
April 20                Tablet Give-a-way at Thornton Elementary - 8:45 a.m.

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

May 3                  1st Annual Clay Shoot for PhasedIn (see below)

May 4                  SBA "Salute to Small Business" Awards Luncheon

May 5                  Blue Collar Olympics (See below)

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

May 8                  Sunrise Rotary Board meeting (new date), David's BBQ, 7:00 a.m.

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 5                 Sunrise Rotary Board Meeting, David's BBQ, 7:00 p.m.

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


     Congratulations to Matt Hines for him drawing the Ace of Spades in this morning's 50/50 drawing. The pot, around $1300+, will now be split between Safe Haven and Matt.

     Matt immediately announced that his share is being donated to Phased In, the current signature project for the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club.

  Way to go, Matt!

     Phased IN is hosting its 1st Annual Clay Shoot at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, May 3. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 am. Clays fly at 10 am. Lunch & awards at 1 pm.

     Registration (includes ammo) -
Individual: $400
Team: $1200
     Corporate sponsoring available. Visit our website for details!

http://phasedin.org/ events/clay-shoot
     If you enjoy shooting skeet or know someone who does.  Either come out or pass on to others.  This could be a great fundraiser for the Phased In build.  
Colby S. Van Sickler
President - Arlington Sunrise Rotary 2016-2017

     Come join us on May 5 for our 2018 Sunrise Blue Collar Olympics! Enjoy golf, washers, horseshoes, bowling, pool, and darts. And don't forget the BBQ!

     Registration: $125/person ($250 Team) - Gets you entry to the event.
     All sponsors will be placed on a Main Banner that will travel with us throughout the day. Team
Team Sponsors: $150 - Both players will get T-shirts with your name or the Sponsors name on the back.

Hole Sponsors: $100.00 - Will have signage at the hole you sponsor and you can have someone set up on the Tee Box if you like.

Washers Sponsors: $250 - Will have signage at the Pavilion where we play washers and will be given awards for top 3 places to the players.

Horseshoe Sponsors: $250 - Will have signage at the Pavilion where we play washers and will be given awards for top 3 places to the players.

Bowling Sponsors: 2 sponsors @ $250 or one @ $500 - Will have signage at the Pavilion where we play washers and will be given awards for top 3 places to the players.

Pool Sponsors: $250 - Will have signage at the Pavilion where we play washers and will be given awards for top 3 places to the players.

Dart Sponsors: $250 - Will have signage at the Pavilion where we play washers and will be given awards for top 3 places to the players.

     Contact Mark Cloud for more information: markcloud0303@yahoo.com
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                            Arlington 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 @                        Six 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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