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Carrollton-Farmers Branch

Make Dreams Real

We meet Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Drive
Dallas, TX  75234
United States
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The 2016 Shred-a-Thon is here!  Gather up your old documents and swing by the front parking lot of Newman Smith High School at 2335 N. Josey in Carrollton on Saturday, November 19, 2016 where professional shredders from Cut 2 Shreds will be available along with members of the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Rotary Club!  Come join us!  All proceeds benefit local and international service projects.

Congratulations and welcome to our two newest members! (Top)Chief Rex Redden of the Carrollton Police Department and Moe Harrell, North Star District Executive with Boy Scouts Circle Ten Council.

The Carrollton/Farmers Branch Rotary Club is honored to receive the Rotary District 5810 Community Service Award.  Every member should be proud of this award!  The all inclusive Rotary playground at Gussie Field Watterworth Park was one of the significant projects that helped the Club garner this award.  Well done everyone!


Nekima Horton did a fantastic job of presenting all the benefits available to our Military Veterans through the Veterans Coalition of North Texas.  If you want more information or wish to donate click on the following link

Six students ready to load up to attend Camp RYLA in Midlothian, TX to sharpen their leadership skills and have a week they will not soon forget! 



Club President Steve Patrick presents a Rotary Presidential Citation to the Newman Smith High School Interact Club.  Accepting the award is New Generations Director Victoria Mendoza.  Congratulations!


The Board of Directors of the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Rotary convened at their regular board meeting on July 21, 2016 and voted unanimously to donate $1,000 to the Dallas Foundation Line of Duty Fund for Fallen Officers.  The Line of Duty Fund at The Dallas Foundation will work closely with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority to distribute 100% of the funds collected to the officers and families affected by the shootings in Dallas on July 7th.


The winning foursome, who successfully defended their title from last year: Club President-Elect Steve Patrick, Todd Bonneau, Houston Goodspeed and Craig Goodspeed.
The 2nd Annual Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club Glo-Ball Golf Classic was held Friday, May 20th at Lake Park Golf Club in Lewisville, and was just as successful as last year.  The 4-person scramble for men and women featured the front nine at dusk, followed by a break for dinner.  After the sun went down, the teams headed back out for the Glo-Ball back nine.  Thi year the net proceeds raised from the event totaled nearly $10,000, which will be put toward our Club's Signature Project.  Thirty-three golfers competed in what has become the most looked-forward-to event of the year for our Club.

Texas Discovery Garden's Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson discusses the finer points of snake-handling with Club member John Osborn.
Roger Sanderson, Director of Horticulture for Texas Discovery Gardens, was our guest speaker and program on May 25th.  He brought several snakes that were displayed and part of the many features at the Garden.  He explained, in great detail, the differences in venomous and non-venomous snakes, as well as how safe it is to be in the outdoors and not be fearful of snakes.  Roger also explained how to identify the different species of snakes that are most common in Texas and our immediate area.
Texas Discovery Gardens is a great place to visit.  They have a Butterfly House where butterflies are brought in from all over the world each day.  They hatch, and are then placed in the Butterfly House for all to see and enjoy.
The Second Annual Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club Glo-Ball Golf Classic will take place Friday, May 20th at Lake Park Golf Club in Lewisville, Texas.  Last year's event was a smash-hit, raising more than $9,700 from more than 40 golfers and sponsors.  This year's format is a 4-person scramble for men and women with a shot gun start at 6:00 pm.  After breaking for dinner, the back nine will be played as Glo-Ball at approximately 9:00 pm (shot gun start).  The entry fee is $200 and includes: green fees, golf cart, goodie bag gifts, dinner provided by Nuevo Leon, 2 Glo-Balls, 2 Mulligans (day) & 2 Mulligans (night), and 1 drawing ticket.  Registration begins at 5:00 pm sharp.  Please allow time for Friday afternoon traffic.  Please click here to access a PDF of the Registration Form, and direct all questions to Tournament Director Sonja Dodds at 972-245-5235.  We look forward to seeing you out there!

Children enjoying the brand-new playground at Gussie Field Watterworth Park in Farmers Branch
The Rotary Clubs of Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Farmers Branch, along with the City of Farmers Branch, teamed up to provide a fully-accessible playground for children of all ages.  The playground opened on Wednesday, April 12th at Gussie Field Watterworth Park, located next to Farmers Branch City Hall at 13000 William Dodson Parkway.  Elementary and middle school students from local schools were invited to the park to test out the new playground equipment and enjoy a picnic lunch.  The official opening and will be at 11 AM on Saturday, April 30th.  Click om More Pictures to view the Park Album

Club President Elect Steve Patrick looks on as guest speaker Nicole McLeod of The Family Place draws the Grand Prize winner.
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club's first major fundraiser of 2016 was a success, raising big bucks for our Signature Project.  This was the second iteration of our fundraising raffle.  Club members were tasked with selling 20 raffle tickets at $15 apiece.  Members who did not wish to sell their tickets, or were simply feeling lucky, could purchase the tickets for themselves.  The prizes were as follows:
  • Grand Prize - $1,500
  • 2nd Prize - $500 + 2 round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets
  • 3rd Prize - 2 round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets
The winning tickets belonged to Samantha Fuller (Grand Prize), Thomas Knipp (2nd Prize) and John Osborne (3rd Prize).  However, every Club member came away a winner, as the ticket stubs doubled as valuable, money-saving coupons to local eateries, including Agave Azul, Marshall's BBQ, Jaxx Steakhouse and Kenny's Italian Kitchen.  As of press-time, the net proceeds from the fundraiser are estimated to be around $6,000.
The Club's next two fundraising efforts will be the Spring SHRED-A-THON on April 23rd and the Glo-Ball Golf Tournament in May. 

The 2nd Annual Raffle Fundraising event is in progress now, with Club members diligently selling their allotted share of the tickets.  This year's event - the second of its kind - has tasked each member with selling twenty $15 raffle tickets.  Once again, this year's ticket stubs double as valuable money-saving coupons to favorite local eateries, such as Kenny's Italian Kitchen, Jaxx Steakhouse, Marshall's Bar-B-Q, and Agave Azul.  The drawing will be held Thursday, March 17th at the conclusion of the lunch meeting, and the prizes are as follows:
1st Prize: $1,500.00
2nd Prize: $500.00 + 2 Southwest Airlines Round-Trip tickets
3rd Prize: 2 Southwest Airlines Round-Trip tickets
This year's raffle comes on the heels of last year's success, which raised about $8,000 toward our signature playground project.  All in all, 900 tickets were sold.  The Club is looking forward to building off of this experience, and having an even more successful raffle this year.



 The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club is pleased to welcome our members and guests to our website.  You will find information about upcoming meetings and events along with community stories of interest.

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club is all about serving our community.  We encourage all of our members to provide information that highlights the most urgent needs of our community and the many success stories that meet those needs.

Our hope is that this website will prove to be an effective conduit to our members and the many community organizations we support.


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