August 17, 2022
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Welcome Members & Guests!
McKinney Sunrise

We are People of Action!

Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
The Pantry
214 East Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069
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
The Pantry
214 East Louisiana Street 
McKinney TX 75069
The program this week is presented by the Club Service Avenue of Service Director Larry Offerdahl and the Topic is "Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Sancutuary" presented by Spencer Dudas. 
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
August Rotary Theme - Membership and New Club Development

Membership in Rotary provides you with a global passport. Find a club to visit across town or across the globe to meet fellow members and compare your club experience with another.

Member survey due 8-17-22. 
Flags at the Shed help 9-1-22 at 4:00 PM.
Board Meeting 8-16th at 6:01 PM

Raising Money the Easy Way

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The City of McKinney

What characteristics do you love most about McKinney? Is it an adventure, music, or entertainment? Culture, food, or beauty?

Is it A Stand-Out Community?

"Underlying McKinney’s homey Southern charm is a thoroughly modern city. The area is a hotbed for growth-industry jobs…Career and college prep are big in McKinney’s schools.”   - Money Magazine

It is a combination of factors that makes McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these qualities to life. That community spirit is evident in a friendly, safe, and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that compliment and expand our unique quality of life.

This is McKinney, Texas, and we are Unique by nature.


Our program this week will feature Spencer Dudas, Director at the Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Sanctuary. The Heard recently completed a Sanctuary Strategic Plan. Sunrise Rotary has just started a Strategic Plan led by Larry Offerdahl. 
The Herard Wildlife Sanctuary consists of 289 acres of a combination of wooded areas, native prairies, wetlands, and the Wilson Creek corridor.
Spencer will update our club members on the recent and future improvement projects and of the threats and challenges the Sanctuary is currently experiencing. 
Labor Day/Patriot Day is our fourth  Flag Lease holiday of the flag season. Your help at the Shed on Thursday, September 1st  at 4:00 PM would be a great way to continue the flag season.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Tom & Karen Parker - 8-10-85
Bill & Cheryl Smith 8-16-69
Please bring to the club meeting your completed member satisfaction survey that was emailed to you two weeks ago and give it to Larry Offerdahl, Club Service Director. 
Please make note of the following!
  1. The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, beginning at 6:01 PM.  If you have not sent in your report to Chuck, please do so by Monday, 07-11-2022.
  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 3,080 flags going out on the flag holidays with our flag program IN 2022.

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7:30 AM Wednesday Morning
The Pantry
214 East Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069