Old Glory Waves Again

Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise Makes Special Flag Deployment

Allen, TX, USA, April 11, 2020 —Over 600 customers of the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise’s flag lease program were beneficiaries of a special non-flag holiday deployment this past Tuesday and Wednesday.
The club’s immediate past president and current flag program coordinator, Bruce Heller, notified customers on Monday about the deployment; that volunteer-teams would exercise appropriate social distancing while placing flags in their front yards; and that flags will be left out through the month of April without financial impact to their current paid annual dues. “Together, we’ll face down this pandemic as a community, as a state, and as a nation, and WE will make it through this challenge, coming out stronger and better than we were before. Throughout history, when our country faced challenges, there was nothing more reassuring than seeing Old Glory wave in the wind.” said Bruce.
Customers immediately replied with overwhelming positive expressions of joy, gratitude, patriotic pride, of being moved to tears & being uplifted. Some offered up donations:
What a beautiful reminder that we are Americans, and the spirit of perseverance and determination that Americans have always possessed will carry us through this time.  Thank you so much for your teams’ work through this! Many blessings to you guys!Angi Wedemeyer
We love seeing Old Glory flying out front and all the other flags in the neighborhood. –Kathy Pruss
Thank you so much for putting the flags up again! They make me so happy, and I think they'll lift spirits for sure.Rachel Stowell
Thank you so much!!  It made my day to look out my window and see Old Glory!!Claudette Zimmer
Allen has done great so far implementing the policies to keep us healthy. Hopefully, Old Glory waving out in front will help all of us to make it through the weeks ahead, when hopefully we can begin steps to return to the old normal lifestyle.  Current club president, Patrick Garcia, said, “A faceless enemy’s invaded Allen, a life-taking threat that’s laid siege to daily liberties & commerce. Our flown American flags are rays of hope piercing pandemic dark clouds above customers’ homes, staked pennants of steadfast defiance that are our country’s unifying battle-standard fluttering in the breeze.” 
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Temporary Suspension of Activities

Taking into account guidance received from District 5810 leadership, City of Allen civic leaders, and until the threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) runs its course, the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise is canceling future Wednesday 7:00am meetings on March 18, March 25, and April 1.
I remain hopeful this temporary suspension of our normal weekly fellowship isn't prolonged beyond the aforementioned dates.
This is a time where the "needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few or the one."
Thank you for adjusting to the fluid landscape ahead of all of us. Stay safe.
Patrick Garcia
President - Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise
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Annual Allen Christmas Parade

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Allen Rotary Christmas Parade. The parade, which is sponsored by the Allen Sunrise and Allen Noon Rotary Clubs, will be held on Sunday December 8, starting at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Tidings of Comfort and Joy.”
Local youth groups, schools, churches, businesses and community organizations are welcome to march or enter a float in this year’s parade. Entry fees are $40 for non-profit organizations and $50 for commercial businesses through November 15. Entry fees increase by $10 on November 16 with the final entry deadline on Monday December 2 at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the parade fund charitable Rotary projects in the Allen community.
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Guest Speaker - Eric Ellwanger - Allen City Manager

We are pleased to welcome Allen's next City Manager, Eric Ellwanger, to our September 18 meeting.  Allen City Council appointed Mr. Ellwanger as Allen's next City Manager unanimously during the June 11 council meeting.
Ellwanger has been Allen's acting city manager since May 1, guiding Allen through a period of transition following the retirement of longtime city manager Peter H. Vargas.
Ellwanger was hired as Assistant to the City Manager in 2012 and promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2014.  His career in municipal service spans more than fifteen years with positions in Plano and Colleyville.  He holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texs and a BA in Management from the University of Houston.
He and his wife, Tara, live in Allen with their two daughters, Allison and Megan.  In his free time, he enjoys watching Megan's soccer games, Allison's ballet performances and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
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District Governor-Elect John Moser bestowed "Rotarian of the Year"

Our very own District Governor-Elect John Moser was presented the "Rotarian of the Year" award at our weekly meeting on August 28th.  Past District Governor Bill Slicker and Past District Governor Aide Joe Levy were in attendance to honor John for his service to both the club and District 5810 as a whole.  Congratulations, John!
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Allen Community Outreach Project

Message from the CEO of Allen Community Outreach: I am amazed and so very appreciative! What a wonderful gift you have given to ACO and our neighbors by the incredible transformation on the fence. I know it was so much work and in the August heat I just can’t imagine the difficult Saturday your group had, but the results are just beautiful. Please pass along our thanks to the terrific crew and to your entire organization for the commitment made to ACO. You ROCK! No pun intended!
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Beautification Project

Club Allen Sunrise members worked this past Saturday to make lasting change in their community by picking up trash litter along Bethany Drive, between Hwy 75 & Greenville Ave. Thank you for your Service Above Self!
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Inspiring Youth Across the Ocean

Posted by Vatsa Ramanathan
Vatsa Ramanathan is proud to announce that she and her brother have started an Interact Club in the school that they own and run in Mysore, India. The school is called Sri Sharada Public School ( http://www.srisharadaschoolmysore.com/ ). The Interact school is sponsored by her brother's Rotary Club and will partner with the Allen High Interact school sponsored by Allen Sunrise Rotary. 
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July 17 - Speaker, District Governor Beverly Grogan

On July 17th, we were honored to have the current District 5810 Governor, Beverly Grogan, in attendance to share her vision for 2019-2020.  We will continue to focus on areas in which we can grow our member engagement, build connections in our community, and work collectively with other local Rotary clubs, District 5810 leadership, and Rotary International to further our mutual goals.  Beverly was then able to meet with our officers to hear about the various projects and programs that Allen Sunrise provides, how the district can help us, and how we can continue to grow into an even stronger organization in the coming year.  Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, let's have fun!
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October 3, 2018

Mike Simpson
CEO Boys & Girls Club of Collin County

Rotarians and Guests,

It is our pleasure to welcome Mike Simpson, CEO of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County.  

Come hear Mike share about this exceptional organization that provides a positive influence in every aspect of a child’s life.

Serving more than 9,300 kids in the community, there are still tens of thousands of Collin County kids that need our help. It is his goal is to make sure that every child that needs a place in a Boys and Girls Club has one. Accomplishing this goal is going to take extensive efforts, resources and collaboration from the entire community. And in the long run, it is the community that will benefit. Kids that participate in the Boys and Girls Clubs also contribute positively to their community.


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September 26 - District Governor Visit

Bill Slicker


District Governor - District 5810

Bill Slicker joined the Rotary Club of Dallas, Texas, in 1999, having previously been a member of the Rotary Club of Roswell, Georgia, USA, since 1987.

Bill has served as club President of the Rotary Club of Dallas, Texas in 2007-2008 and Chair of the Dallas Rotary Club Foundation in 2008-2009. He has been a Permanent Fund advisor for the United States and Canada from 2003-2005 and District 5810 Foundation Chair for 2016-2017.

Bill has participated in several Rotary initiatives, including a 2014 National Immunization Day in India. He formed the William C. Slicker Endowed Fund in 2002.

Bill has been a community leader in charitable and philanthropic activities for over 40 years. He is Chairman & CEO of The Slicker Family Foundation. He is president of a business consulting company, assisting companies in improving their profitability. Bill is a member of Highland Park United Methodist
Church and his district’s first Arch Klumph Society member.

Bill is a world traveler having visited 75 countries. He has two wonderful children and two terrific grandchildren.

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September 19, 2018 - The Enrollment Store

The Enrollment Store
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Paula Harrington
Medicare and Healthcare Expert, Paula Harrington will be sharing her knowledge of the world of insurance, medicare and the affordable care act.
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September 12, Club Assembly

We have a Club Assembly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  Our standing committees will meet and then report on their plans  and progress to the full club. This will be an excellent time for you to hear what work is being accomplished and find out where your help is needed. 
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We Help Feed The World...


Allen Sunrise Rotarians joined with other service-minded folks at Allen First United Methodist Church to 
pack meals for the Feed The Children charity.
Pictured above include Bruce and Cindy Heller, Chris and Jeanie (not pictured) Schulmeister, George Wells, John and Trudy Moser, Manita Lam and Mike Moran.
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