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Welcome to our Club!

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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Tracy Eubanks of Metrocrest Social Services has notified our Club of a pressing need for food, money, and supplies due to victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Many victims of the Hurricane are now in our area and in need of various supplies.  While Metrocrest Social Services primary focus is providing food, they also need clothes vouchers at their Retail store and other services based upon need.  You can help by donating any of the items listed below.  Donations can be delivered to our Carrollton/Farmers Rotary Club at our Thursday meetings at noon at Brookhaven Country Club, or to their office at 13801 Hutton Drive, Suite 150, in Carrollton.  If you prefer to donate money, you can do so by going to their website at www.metrocrestservices.org and choose "Pantry" as the designation.  A list of items they need is as follows:
 
Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
 
                                                 MOST URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS
 
Hygiene items:
Bath Soap                                                           
Tooth brush                                                      
Tooth paste                                                       
Razors                                                                  
Shaving Cream                                                 
Deodorant                                                         
Shampoo                                                            
Lotion                                                                  
Feminine products
Wipes
Baby Diapers
Baby Hygiene items      
First aid kits
Hand sanitizer                                  
 
Household Items:
Disposable plates                                           
Disposable bowls
Disposable cups                                              
Disposable Utensils                                       
Paper towels                                                    
Can Opener                                                       
Laundry detergent                                         
Dish wash soap                
Food Items:  Select pull top cans or packaging that do not require  can openers
Canned Vegetables                                       
Canned Soup                                                                    
Canned meat                                                    
Canned fruit                                                     
Bottled water                                                                   
Cereal                                                                  
Peanut butter                                                  
Snack Crackers                                                 
Granola
Shelf stable milk
Juice boxes
Pet Food
Trail Mix
Raisins             
 
Thanks for your help!                                    
 
 

Twenty three members and guest met at Metrocrest Services to help pack bags of school supplies.  We filled close to 150 bags from a list of requested supplies for each grade level and school.  Our group is just one of many groups that will gather over the next few days to get ready for handing out the supplies in August.  Metrocrest still need more assistance and additional supplies.  If you want to provide additional help, contact Brittini Coe, Volunteer Manager at bcoe@metrocrestservices.org.
 
To view pictures, click on Metrocrest 2017
 
 
 
The 3rd Annual Glow Ball Tournament was a huge success.  We especially thank Sonja Dodds for organizing the event.  We played for the first time at Riverchase Golf Course in Coppell. 
 
We have 52 players that teed off at 6 pm for our 9 holes before dark.  Following dinner in the clubhouse, we wen back around 8 pm and teed off for he glow ball part of the tournament on the same 9 holes.
 
There were numerous calls to the clubhouse from neighbors asking if there was a tournament going on. They wanted to see if they could play. Also, a neighbor out walking the course for exercise joined our threesome and road with us to the finish of the tournament.  We all had a lot of fun.
 
Thomas Bexley and his friend Coby Allen joined me to make up our threesome.  The pictures are of Thomas, Allen an my self. The video shows what it looks like teeing off one of the tee boxes.
 
As usual, it was a lot of FUN and we raised a lot of money for our community organizations and our upcoming playground park for Carrollton.
 
#glowball
 
 
This past May, several of our members celebrated the 100th Birthday of the Rotary Foundation. The party was held at the Frontier Flight Museum.  It was a great celebration where several thousand dollars was raised for Polio Plus. This fund is dedicated to eliminating polio in the world. As of this date it has been several weeks since anyone has been diognose with polio. 
 
 
 
The Third Annual Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club Glo-Ball Golf Classic will take place Friday, May 5th at Riverchase Golf Club Coppell, TX. The entry fee is $200 and includes: green fees, golf cart, goodie bag gifts, dinner provided by Nuevo Leon, 2 Glo-Balls, 1 Mulligan (day) & 1 Mulligan (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!
Four wonderfully talented students from the Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD competed in the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest.  The 4-way test for Rotarians is a set of principles that we recite every week as a reminder of our duty to ourselves and our communities.  They are:  1.  Is it the Truth?, 2.  Is it fair to all concerned?, 3.  Does it build good will and better friendships?, and finally 4.  Is it beneficial to all concerned?   The students write and present a timed speech based on these principles of Rotary to the club.  What an awesome experience to hear these future leaders to engage a room!  This years winners were:  1st Place going to RL. Turner student Dillion Odle. 2nd Place going Ranchview student Prasana Kuxmohan and 3rd and 4th place being shared by Roxanne Hill of Creekview and Analyn Moran of Newman Smith.  Congratulations to all of you
The Carrollton/Farmers Branch Rotary Club celebrated the Christmas Season with our very special guests from the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District.  These students, along with their Rotary Club Mentors, enjoyed good food, games, and the reading of the The Grinch who stole Christmas from our very own Dr. Bobby Burns!  The afternoon was topped off with a visit from Santa who gave out gifts to all the kids. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! 
The Carrollton/Farmers Branch Rotary Club continued it's tradition of honoring our beloved veterans who have served our great nation so well.  Guest speaker,United States Air Force veteran, Nilo Castillo was the keynote speaker at the luncheon.  We are so thankful to our veterans and it continues to be an honor to recognize them for their service!
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 http://www.vcnct.org
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! 

 


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.

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.
 
Children enjoying the brand-new playground at Gussie Field Watterworth Park in Farmers Branch
 
Ground breaking ceremony and video produced by Farmers Branch Parks Department.
 
 
 
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
 

 

 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.

 

 
 
Speakers
Lori Fickling
Oct 26, 2017
Economic Development, Rotary, and the Beyond.
Newman Smith Interact Club
Nov 02, 2017
Interact
TBD - Frost Bank
Nov 16, 2017
Digital Fraud
No Lunch - Christmas Party - Sam Pack Museum
Dec 07, 2017
Christmas Party - Sam Pack Museum
Mentoring Christmas Party
Dec 14, 2017
CFBISD Mentoring Christmas Party
The Christmas Story
Dec 21, 2017
 
 
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