Welcome to the Rotary Club of Collin County

"The Fun Bunch Service Club"

Are you a person with a Heart for Service who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of individuals who share your drive to make a difference.
Club Rotarian of the Year AJ Fidelman (right) congratulated by our club president Robert Garcia
 
We are extremely grateful for your servant heart, your leadership and the dedication you display to Rotary. We all love you!
May 16, 2024
Helen shared her courageous personal story regarding polio during our May 16th meeting.  A powerful story of survival and overcoming a dreadful disease.  Helen has not just overcome but has prospered serving as role model for many in our community.
April 26, 2024
Fun at Rider Field in Frisco, TX
 
 
We are Rotary!
Collin County Rotary and additional Rotary clubs from District 5810 cheered on the Frisco RoughRiders to a 3 - 2 victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Friday, April 26th.
Before the start of the game, District 5810 Rotary clubs received the honor of presenting our nation's flag during the singing of the national anthem.
March 7, 2024
Texas Ramp Project - Building freedom for the homebound
 
 
 
Mark Hinzman was our guest speaker for the March 7th meeting.  Mark joined the Texas Ramp Project board in 2021 and his focus includes creating and expanding strategic partnerships with businesses, service clubs and other non-profit organizations. Texas Ramp Project (TRP) changes the lives of people 2400 times a year building wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who cannot afford to buy one.
 
Please join us in partnering with the Texas Ramp Project as we aspire to make positive differences in the lives of our fellow human beings. Here are some events from our first ramp project.
 
 
Rotary Spotlight - Amy McKinney
In the Rotary Spotlight, Amy McKinney shared her passion for service through the Rotary Club of Collin County as well as other organizations.
 
Amy is Senior Director of Marketing for Team Worldwide, a privately owned and operated company based in East Texas.  Team Worldwide is a global solutions provider, offering customers tailored solutions for air, land and sea shipping.
With over 20 years in various marketing and relationship driven roles, Amy enjoys each opportunity to grow business, enhance customer experience, and showcase her passion for building connections.
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​​​​​​​Club President Robert Garcia is the owner of Farmers Insurance - Robert Garcia Agency. The agency has been serving the Collin county area and Texas for 4 plus years now! He was born in Texas but moved to New Mexico through high school. Immediately out of high school he joined the US Army and Served for six and half years. He then briefly went back to Las Cruces, New Mexico where he met the love of his life Heather. They moved to the metroplex in 2006 with their first child Elijah born in 2007. In 2011 Katie was born and they moved to Allen, Tx. In 2013 Robert was ordained and installed first as the children’s pastor at River of Glory Church, then in 2018 as the Senior Associate Pastor. His passion for people and building relationships have led him to try and serve people as well as the community through church, business and friendships. 

 
President-Elect Nominee Terie Brown and President-Elect Robert Garcia are shown here attending President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) in preparation for the new Rotary year which begins July 1, 2023. Lone Star P.E.T.S. is the combined efforts of ten Rotary International Districts. They all converge on the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the DFW International Airport to jointly provide the best possible training for future Presidents of Rotary clubs. The theme for the new Rotary year will be Create Hope in the World. Here are some photos of the training seminar.
 
Giving back is what we do! Collin County Rotary Club partnered with Love Life Foundation, Maylee Thomas-Fuller and McKinney Mayor George Fuller, for the second year in a row to give substantial donations to six not-for-profit organizations on North Texas Giving Day. The donations were made strategically in order to receive matching donations for each of the six not-for-profits.
 
The club presented a check for $5,000 to Streetside Showers, a wonderful group that offers support to our homeless community including showers, clothes, and food. Hope Clinic also received a check for $5,000. Hope Clinic provides free medical, vision and behavioral health services for low-income uninsured families in the community. Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County accepted a check for $2,500. BGCCC serves the youth of Frisco, McKinney, and Plano by providing after school, virtual, and summer programs, and athletics. There were also checks of $1,000 each donated to Shiloh Place, Embrace Texas, and Meals on Wheels. In total there was $15,500 donated and matched!

Collin County Rotary Club is a service organization that strives to make positive changes in their community and worldwide. The club includes a diverse group of individuals who come together to do fundraising for not-for-profits and provide hands on service to organizations who need physical support.
With the recent hurricane damage in Florida, Nova Scotia, Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico, and a war that has displaced families in the Ukraine, disaster services are on the ground with resources and tools in the U.S. and throughout the world. Many service organizations recently deployed are serving folks who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Ian. Sandi Froese, Chair, International Service compiled a list of non-profit service agencies. Several of these have been provided funds by Collin County Rotary Club and individual members.
 
We are “Rotary International” with over 1,195,224 members in 37,014 clubs who are committed to humanitarian service all over the world to promote literacy, save mothers and children, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, encourage economic sustainability, promote peace, and protect the environment. As People of Action, club members partner with other Rotary Clubs and non-profit organizations to seek solutions for lasting change.   
 
The signature global project launched in the early eighties is the Polio Plus campaign. The Rotary Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization have raised millions of dollars to vaccinate the world's children from the crippling effects of polio. We have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent world-wide, immunizing more than 2 billion children across 122 countries. As of this writing, only Afghanistan and Pakistan have yet to be declared polio free. Thus, the "power of many" has made this feat happen.  
 
However, there is more work to be done.  The Rotary Foundation will embark on an additional $50 million campaign this year to finish the job to eradicate polio forever! 
Check out the Photo Album link, Service Above Self, for photos of the recent project at the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. A good time was had by all through hard work.
When Collin County Rotary Club was chartered on May 11, 2021, most of the club members were new to Rotary.  Although the club segued from McKinney Sunset Rotary Club, a satellite of the Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise, the former members knew very little about the connection to Rotary International global projects.  The emphasis for volunteering and donations was on local community service projects during the first year.
 
However, Rotary is also dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to create peace efforts and end polio forever.  The 2022-23 international services plan includes information about selected non-profit global organizations that address the seven areas of humanitarian service, which are:  Promoting Peace; Fighting Disease; Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Saving Mothers and Children; Supporting Education; Growing Local Economies; and Protecting the Environment.  Each non-profit organization has an online link with information about their work and a button for an online voluntary donation with a credit card.    
 

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About Our Club
The Fun Bunch Service Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott McKinney
1600 Hardin Blvd.
McKinney, TX 75071
United States of America
Phone:
(214) 778-7214
Twice a month meetings. First Thursday of each month for a program and speaker. Third Thursday of each month at a local pub or restaurant for a Happy Hour. Hands-on Service projects on selected Saturdays.
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