It takes a crew of club members and their friends to clean up and beautify the landscaping around Ovation Academy, a unique School of Performing Arts in McKinney.
 
This non-profit academy provides onsite training in the disciplines of Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre and Theatrical Production & Design as well as the business of being a professional artist and the life-skills needed to succeed in the industry.
 
Here students are trained to be highly technical artists with a sense of community and humility. Philanthropy and Community Outreach are central themes at Ovation Academy. Through their talents students strive to make a difference in the community by giving back and helping those around us.
 
We just enjoy helping out where we can, and on this Saturday morning, it was landscaping. Service Above Self, the Rotary way.
 
 

Challenge Air provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to kids with special needs between the ages of 7-21 through the gift of co-piloting an aircraft. This experience is offered at no cost to the kids and their families. Our club did our part to help more than 65 children and parents experience flight. One of the pilots was Tony Watson, Rotarian and friend from Midlothian.

Loaders were assigned to help each person get safely onboard and hooked up to headphones. After the 20 minute roundtrip flight from McKinney National Airport, the special needs person received a set of wings from the pilot and then they walked the red carpet to a rousing cheer. Thanks to our club members who helped to make this special event successful. Service to change lives.

https://www.challengeair.com/

 

 

Adam Earls, Executive Director of The Warrior’s Keep and shown here with President Lenda Fidelman, was the guest speaker at Collin County Rotary Club on March 3, 2022.

Warrior’s Keep is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services in the form of outdoor adventures for military veterans. There is no charge for their services; however, for those who want to sponsor one participant, the cost is $500.

The Warrior’s Keep's mission is to unite, empower and enhance the quality of life for veterans with the use of Outdoor Therapy.

We at The Warrior's Keep believe that sometimes the best medicine is nature's medicine. Our programs provide Veterans with free access to outdoor activities, designed to educate and assist with the difficulties of reintegrating back to civilian life.

https://www.thewarriorskeep.org/