November 16, 2022
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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 speaker is Rob Temple. The EVP, and Chief Government Affairs Officer. Robb has responsibility for all outside trade associations and government affairs activities for Independent Financial. Independent Financial was our first corporate sponsor for the All Abilities Playground Project.
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
November Rotary Theme 
 is The Rotary Foundation month.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Flags at the Shed help 11-15-22 from 5 to 8 PM.
Board Meeting 11-15 at 6:01 PM

Raising Money the Easy Way

Based on actual results, intelligence, and intuition from implementing the Flag Lease Program, 'The Ulitmate Non For Profit Fundraising Project' is a manual for non-profit professionals and volunteers who want to implement their fundraising project to promote their cause.

Built upon the success of the Flag Lease Project, this summing-up manual provides practical, comprehensive guidance for non-profit fundraising universally. With tips and tools, knowledgeable advice, and real-applied insights from the actual project implementation, this healthy resource addresses the entire spectrum of patriotic fundraising for non-profits.

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Could the Turkey Have Been the National Bird?
Ed Miles
Ben Franklin thought the turkey would be a better national symbol than the bald eagle. According to the Franklin Institute, he wrote in a letter to his daughter:
"For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral charter; he does not get his living those among men who live by sharping and robbing...he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district" be continued next week...
Rob Temple attended The University of California, Davis awarded Robb a Bachelor of Science degree. He was team captain of the regional qualifying Aggies baseball team.  He served as a member of the Captain's Council and was named to the All-Far West Conference team his senior year. The following year he was named as head coach of the Aggie JV Baseball program. Robb attended high school at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA, was the Battalion Commander his senior year, and was selected to the first class of the Army and Navy Academy Sports Hall of Fame.
            Robb and his wife Lisa, a local artist, have lived in McKinney, Texas for over 30 years. In addition to being active in their church and spending time with their three wonderful adult children and families, Robb and Lisa are passionate about their faith-based non-profit organization, Good Father Ministries, which serves underprivileged areas in the Dominican Republic.
Veterans Day is our fifth flag holiday of the flag season. Your help at the Shed on Tuesday, November 15th from 5 to 8 PM.
would be a great way to continue the flag season.

Birthdays & Anniversaries For November 2022

Kim Alvarado - Nov - 11th
Nathan White - Nov 28th
Please make note of the following!
  1. The next Board meeting is on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, 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