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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 CFB Rotary PomPom Patrol was on the scene for the first day of school at Farmers Branch Elementary School this morning to greet each student and wish them a successful 2018-19 school year. Want to get more involved with Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District this year? Give our club a shout - we have an amazing mentoring program that’s changing the world one buddy at a time. #cfbfirstday #cfbmatterstome #changingtheworldonebuddyatatime #pompompatrol
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Congratulations to Paul Lonquist as the District 5810 President of the Year 2017/2018.  Paul was honored at the District 5810 Awards Banquet receiving the most prestigious award.  Please come to next Thursday's meeting to help congratulate Paul for his outstanding year.
 
 
Ice, ice baby! Club President Dr. Paul Lonquist, President-Elect Jerry Bates, and Immediate Past-President Steve Patrick braved the ice bucket challenge in the Texas summer heat in celebration of an awesome year of fundraising efforts. A club that fundraises and laughs together, achieves together! To view a Video, click on this link https://youtu.be/TvtJANyIQes. ! #iceicebaby #thebigchill #serviceoverself
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Many of our members, guest, as well as members of our Interact Clubs from RL Turner and Newman Smith gathered at City Hall to complete our tree planning project for 2017/2018.  This was part of our goal to plant 62 trees, one for ever member as of June of 2017, in both Carrollton and Farmers Branch.  A total of 31 trees was planted in Carrollton and 31 trees planted in Farmers Branch last year. Many of the trees in Carrollton were planted at Rosemeade Recreation Center in the new Dog Park.  We had lots of help with City of Carrollton landscape crews and Lorri Dennis, Certified Arborist. Click on Album to see the Slideshow of pictures.
 
Rotary Park also know as Gussie Field Watterworth Park, was once again host to Joni and Friends.  Joni and Friends is an organization that supports people and families with disabilities.  They gathered at the pavilion which is adjacent to the fully accessible  playground and park that our club, the Rotary Club of Farmers Branch and the City of Farmers Branch dedicated almost two years ago.  Children of all ages with special needs can play along with their siblings and family members.  An adult volunteer that is wheelchair bound said that this was the first park that he could access all the way to the top. It was a fun filled day.  Our club was honored to sponsore the Ice-cream Truck.

One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4-Way Test. Created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor and adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

This week's CFB Rotary featured The 4-Way Test Contest. Four outstanding speakers came from CFBISD high schools (Creekview, Newman Smith, Ranchview, and R.L. Turner) to present speeches today. The names in order are Elizabela Hernandez, Creekview, Hoewon Huh, Newman Smith, Joshua Straup, Ranchview, and Edger Avila’ Mendoza, RL Turner, who was the winner. They were all outstanding! Well done, students!

 
 
Our Club’s annual Mentoring Christmas Party was held today, and all the kids, their mentors, and even Santa joined in the celebration! Thank you, Victoria Mendoza, for all the hard work you put into the CFB ISD mentoring program, and thank you to all of our Club members and others who mentor these kids! Merry Christmas, everyone!
our club’s annual Christmas party was held on December 7, 2017, at Sam Pack’s Car Museum. Club members, spouses, and friends enjoyed celebrating Christmas together, but they also donated Christmas toys to be donated to Metrocrest Services for local children. Thank you for all the planning for this event, and for all of you who attended. Our local kids will also appreciate your Christmas giving!
 
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 4.0.3 or better.
 
Click on Read More to view the tutorial
 
 
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.
 
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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
 
 
Speakers
Bill Lee
Sep 27, 2018
LISD Business Incubator Program
Dr. Barry Williams
Oct 18, 2018
LivingStone International University
CFBISD Bond Committee
Oct 25, 2018
CFBISD Bond Presentation
Newman Smith and R.L. Turner Students
Nov 08, 2018
Interact Presentations
TBD
Nov 29, 2018
2nd Quarter Veterans Program
Mentoring Christmas Party!
Dec 13, 2018
Mentoring Christmas Party!
Brookhaven College Rotaract Members
Mar 14, 2019
Rotaract - World Rotaract Week
 
 
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