Sunrise Sentinel
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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McKinney Sunrise

McKinney a proud city of flags, built by the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club 

Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
E.J. Wills Gastropub
1910 N. Stonebridge Dr.
Ste 100
McKinney, TX 75071
United States of America
(972) 861-2244
Come a little earlier to socialize with the 'early birds'.
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Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise
Club 28762
District 5810
Chartered May 22, 1992
Meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 AM
E. J. Wills Gastropub
1901 North Stonebridge Drive 
McKinney TX 75071
Executives & Directors
International Service
Immediate Past President
Vice President - Fund Raising
Club Service & Administration
McKinney Sunrise Foundation
Youth Protection
Public Image & Bulletin
Sunrise Website Editor
The Rotary Foundation
New Generations
Executive Director
Pub Night - 10-13-21 at E. J. Wills starting at 5:30 PM.
Flag Partner Appreciation Breakfast - 11-17-21.
Dark for Thanksgiving - 11-24-21.
Club Christmas Party - 12-5-21.
Dark for Christmas - 12-22-21. 
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October 13

Continental Congress authorizes first naval force

  • On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes the construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy.

Since the outbreak of open hostilities with the British in April, little consideration had been given to protection by sea until Congress received news that a British naval fleet was on its way. In November, the Continental Navy was formally organized, and on December 22, Esek Hopkins was appointed the first commander in chief of the Continental Navy. Congress also named four captains to the new service: Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicholas Biddle, and John Burroughs Hopkins. Their respective vessels, the 24-gun frigates Alfred and Columbus, the 14-gun brigs Andrew Doria and Cabot, as well as three schooners, the Hornet, the Wasp, and the Fly, became the first ships of the Navy’s fleet. Five first lieutenants, including future American hero John Paul Jones, five second lieutenants, and three third lieutenants also received their commissions.

During the American Revolution, the Continental Navy successfully preyed on British merchant shipping and won several victories over British warships. This first naval force was disbanded after the war. What is now known as the United States Navy was formally established with the creation of the federal Department of the Navy in April 1798.

October is also Rotary Polio Month 2021

It's Pub Night!
Pub Night starts at 5:30 PM.
Bring a friend and introduce him/her to Rotary. 
See you there!


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Karen Williams
October 4
Leslie Vashler
October 6
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Please make note of the following!
  1. The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, October 11, 2021, beginning at 6:31 PM.  If you have not sent in your report to Chuck, please do so by Monday 10/11/2021
  2. NEW WEBSITE  Everyone should go check out the new website.
  3. ARE YOU CURRENT ON YOUR DUES?  Did you know that you can pay your dues online?  Well, now you can.  Just follow these easy instructions.  

    Go to “”

    Log on as a member – if you don’t have a login, create one.

    Once on as a member, look to the left side of the home page and see “Pay Club Dues”. Click here.

    Select Quarterly Type Dues for either Sunrise or Sunset – you can also select the optional RI Foundation payment of $37.50.

    Follow your nose and the instructions. It will take you to either PayPal or Credit Card payment.

    If you need to pay more (or less) than the set amounts, go to “Other Payment” and enter the details when you “continue”

    Hope this helps, if you need to, you can always send a check to Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise at P.O. Box 2244, McKinney, TX 75070.

  4. We are looking for suggestions for speakers, please let Bobbi or Staci know if you have some ideas.

  5. We currently have 3,030 flags going out each holiday with our flag program.  

  6. Veterans Day flag pickup at the Shed on Tuesday, November 9th starting at 3:00 PM.

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E.J. Wills Gastropub
1910 N. Stonebridge Dr.
McKinney, TX 75070