June 29, 2022
Club Information
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
E. J. Wills Gastropub
1901 North Stonebridge Drive 
McKinney TX 75071
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President - Fund Raising
Immediate Past President
McKinney Sunrise Foundation
Club Service & Administration
International Service
New Generations
The Rotary Foundation
Sunrise Website Editor
Youth Protection
Public Image & Bulletin
Executive Director

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Flags at the Shed help 6-30-22 at 4:00 PM.
June 29th - Club meeting canceled. 
New Officer & Director Induction 6-29-22 at the Heard Museum starting at 5:30 PM.

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Texas History of Fun Facts. 
Bessie Coleman born in Atlanta, Texas, is the first woman of African-American descent and the first woman of Native-American descent to hold a pilot license. She was also the first black person to earn an international pilot's license.
In the spring of 1978, the bone of a Columbian mammoth was identified by Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin while they were searching for arrowheads and fossils near the Bosque River. With the help of volunteers, excavation started at the site. Until today, the fossil remains of 24 Columbian mammoths were discovered on the site. The fossils recovered from the site date back to some 65,000 years. The site is famously known as the Waco Mammoth Site. After more than 30 years of careful excavation to uncover the mysteries of the past, it was opened to the public in December 2009.
Widely known as the Texas oil boom, the oil revolution started in Texas after the discovery of the Spindle Top Oil Field. On January 10, 1901, a geyser of oil exploded from a drilling site at Spindletop hill. Continuing for 9 days, the geyser spat more than 10,000 barrels a day and it reached more than 150 feet in the air. This is considered the beginning of the oil industry in America and many of the top oil companies in the world including Exxon and Gulf Oil can trace their origin here.


You and your guest on Wednesday, June 29th beginning at 5:30 to 7:00 PM  are invited to the new officers and directors' installation. The ceremony will be held at The Heard Museum at 1 Nature Pl., McKinney, TX 75069 starting with a light happy hour menu. 
Let Bobbi know if you can not come at: 
This week's program is the installation of our new club officers and directors for the club year 2022-23 at the Heard Museum.
The 31st Club President is Mark Smith, and we are very proud of the experience; he begins the Presidency as follows: 
Work Experience
24+ Years in a Community College setting
  • Collin College – Campus Provost, September 2019 - Present
  • Temple College – Vice President of Educational Services, 2018 - 2019
  • Cloud County Community College - President, 2018-2018
  • Temple College - Vice President of Education Services, 2008 - 2018
  • Temple College - Associate Vice President of Distance Education, 2006 - 2010
  • Worked 8 years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    • 4 years - College Director, Distance Education, and Student Affairs
    • 4 years - Workforce Training and Development Coordinator/Instructor
20 Years Air Force
  • Retired E-7 (Master Sergeant)
  • Spent most of my career as an AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) Computer Technician/Instructor/Flight Evaluator
  • 1st two years in AF - Morse Code operator
Educational Background
  • Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning - Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.B.A. in Executive Leadership - William Carey College, Gulfport MS
  • B.G.S. in Business - William Carey College, Gulfport, MS
  • Board Member, Baylor Scott & White - McKinney
  • Member Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise
  • Ex-Officio Guest McKinney Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Princeton Chamber of Commerce
Bring a quest to the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club

We light up for the Club meeting at 5:15 PM with socializing before the Club meeting starts; Litte hors d'oeuvres start at 5:30 PM and the dinner begins at 6:00 - 7:45 PM. The formal installation business meeting concludes at 7:30 PM. 
July 4th - Independence Day is our third  Flag Lease holiday of the flag season. Your help at the Shed on Thursday, June 30th  at 4:00 PM would be a great way to continue the flag season.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Bobi Wright - June 14th
Bobi Wright - June 7th
Larry Offerdahl - June 17th
Important Downloaded Files
Please make note of the following!
  1. The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, beginning at 6:31 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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The Pantry
214 East Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069