January 18, 2023
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Welcome Members & Guests!
McKinney Sunrise

We are People of Action!

Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
E. J. Wills
1910 North Stonebridge Drive
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
1910 North Stonebridge Drive 
McKinney TX 75071
Our Club meeting will feature our own club member Joe Jaynes with his view on 'Who Won.'
Last week we had a record turnout in attendance for our club meeting. Keep up the good attendance and bring a guest. 
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President of Fundraising
Immediate Past President
Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Club Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
New Generations Director
Rotary Foundation Director
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Executive Director
The January Rotary Theme 
 is Vocational Service 
It all began almost one hundred fifteen years ago on February 23, 1905 in the windy city of Chicago. At that time the Chicago Rotary Club’s constitution had two objects. The first was the “promotion of the business interests of its members” and the second was the “concept of friendship.” 

Paul Harris had the idea that friendship and business might mix and result in more business. In that era, most large cities like Chicago were in grips of growing business and industry, with fierce competition. Such slogans as “Cutthroat Competition”, “Let the Buyer Beware”, “Dog Eat Dog” and “The Public be Damned” were popular in the lives of giants in industry. Competitors were the enemy -- just making money was the goal. It was in this atmosphere that Paul Harris began to wonder if one person from each business or profession could actual work together in a non-competitive atmosphere. This is how classification came into existence. If they were not rivals or competitors, they could work together to help each other improve their business and income. Through the idea of friendship and business combined-the idea of Rotary evolved.

T.A, Warren a British Rotarian who became RI President in 1945-46 made this statement in an earlier book on history of Great Britain: “The only unique feature of Rotary is vocational service; everything else that we do is repeated by some other organizations.”

  • Board Meeting 01-17-23 at 6:01 PM

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In order for a club to thrive, it's important to cultivate an environment that's welcoming to everyone, from current and future members to donors and guests. Sometimes we're just not aware that things we do or say could hurt or exclude someone. Or we consider everyone to be welcome, but we don't know how to show them that they are. Assessing our attitudes, practices, and culture and being open to changing them is difficult and can bring up complicated emotions. It is also rewarding because ultimately it allows us to share what we get from Rotary with more people and to do more good.
As members of an organization that embraces The Four-Way Test, we want to act in a way that is fair to everyone. And we know that creating an inclusive club culture is the fair thing to do. Talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with your fellow club members is an important first step. 
DEI was one of the shortcomings in our Strategic Five Year Plan. 
What do you think?
Joe Jaynes, Director of International Service, will help us determine "Who Won" Hamilton vs Jefferson at our Club meeting on Wednesday. Was it a dual at OK Coral, a Chest match, or an election? 
Joe Jaynes says - Hamilton and Jefferson were popular members of society in the period after the revolution. They both showed differences between them when it comes to their thoughts and ideas. Although both believed firmly in liberty and independence, they had their own ideas, which they could never compromise.
Come to the meeting and meet our Director of International Service and bring a guest.
The Rotary International convention will be held in Houston on May 27-31-2023. 
Service Above Self

Birthdays & Anniversaries For January 2023

Tracy pounders - 1-4-61
Steve Mitas - 1-6-69
Trevor Minyard - 1-12-20
Chris & Jamie Rothe - 1-3-03
Sy & Phil Shahid 1-6-79
Please make note of the following!
  1. The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, beginning at 6:01 PM.  If you have not sent in your report to Chuck, please do so by Monday, 10-17-2022.
  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 right side of the home page and see “ Members Only”. Click here.

    Select 'Pay Club Dues' for  Sunrise  – 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 3,250 flags going out on the flag holidays with our flag program IN 2022.

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7:30 AM Wednesday Morning
E. J. Wills
1910 North Stonebridge Drive
McKinney, TX 75071