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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 of America
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We finally had our overdue ticket drawing tonight while several of us were doing flag assembly in preparation for the 4th of July.
Many thanks to Paul, Mark, Debbie, John and Timothy for helping get our last 25 flags assembled.  Paul, Ben, and I did 25 on Monday night to make the 50 we need to meet the demand for the 4th of July. We are delivering 369 flags for the 4th.
The winners of the ticket drawing are as follows:
$  500.00   Ben Hogan
$  750.00   John Allen
$1,000.00  Austin Newell
Click on Ticket Drawing to watch the video of the drawing.
Thanks to everyone for participating and a special thanks to Debbie Walton for all her help in getting the drawing set up.
Bill Bexley
CFB Rotary Community Service Director Ben Hogan (right) was joined by Rotarian Pat Cochran (left) in delivering the check for a 2020 Community Service Grant to Chief Executive Officer Paige Flack (center) of The Family Place. The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978, providing everything needed to help victims become survivors.
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club has long supported the work of Bea's Kids, a local non-profit whose mission is "to provide educational and personal development programs to children from low income families so they will stay in school and break the cycle of poverty." CFB Rotary Club President David Hale and Community Service Director Ben Hogan presented one of five Annual Community Service Grants to Bea's Kids' Executive Director Mari Rubio. 
We are saddened for the loss of one of our beloved members, Raul Paredes.  He passed away last week after courageously battling cancer for many months.  Raul was a great example of what it means to be a Rotarian.  He lived his life following the guiding principles of the 4-way test, and it was never a doubt that he followed the Rotary motto "Service Above Self."  When you were in his presence, you always felt as if you were the most important person in his life at that moment.  On a personal note, he always called me Billy. I have not been Billy since high school, but when he called me Billy, I felt as of I had known him all my life.
He joined our club in March of 2006.  He immediately got involved in whatever he was asked to do. He was our club secretary in 2009/2010, then our incoming president in 2010/2011, and our club president in 2011/2012. That was an outstanding year under his leadership, and was the recipient of the District 5810 Outstanding President of the Year Award. There were over 60 clubs in the district, and to win this prestigious award was not only a great achievement for Raul, but for our club as well.
As you would expect, Raul was a generous man, not only with his time, but also with his support of our club.  He lived his life as a Christian, a loving husband, father, and grandfather as well a great Rotarian.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Aurora, his beloved wife of over 45 years, as well as to his children, grandchildren, and other family members.
We will miss him
Bill Bexley
Raul H. Paredes, former President of Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club, died on Monday, June 15. "Raul was a great Rotarian," commented long-time friend Bill Bexley.  "He was certainly a great example of someone that lived his life following the 4-Way Test and Service Above Self.  He will be missed!"
CFB Rotary President David Hale has asked every club member to give him input about when we should reopen for in-person meetings. Following up on a spirited discussion at our most recent meeting via Zoom, Chief Hale wrote in an email, "I need to know of your willingness to return to in-person meetings at Brookhaven on June 11, 2020, by simply giving me a YES or NO response." "This is a personal decision," he added, "based on what is best for you and has no judgement associated with it." Those who aren't ready to reopen are asked to let him know when they think they might be comfortable enough to do so. 
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club has over four centuries of club experience! During our Rotary Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 7, we asked the 24 members present (out of 66 on the active rolls) to share how long they have each been in the Rotary Club. Added together, there was a total of 423 years. That's a lot of Rotary experience! 
Zoom Rotary meetings have become the new norm for many clubs during the COVID-19 crisis. While club members would rather meet in person, one of the benefits of Zoom meetings is the opportunity for those members and clubs that have a connection to a club in a different country to join in from around the world. On April 30, during CFB Rotary's weekly Zoom meeting, we invited our current global grant student along with The Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica, to join in. District 5810 Governor, Beverly Grogan, also joined in.
Rotary District Governor Beverly Grogan invites everyone to participate in a COVID-19 #RotaryResponds one-hour Telethon to raise critical funds for disaster response. This Facebook Live event, beginning at 10am (CDT) on Saturday, May 2, will be simulcast on the Rotary International Facebook page. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars.  Beverly says the links below are now live! 
CFB Rotary cares! Rotary Board members John Dodd and Bill Lovell have been tasked with reaching out to Club members to check in and stay in touch. Many of our members are facing enormous challenges at home and at work: money, relationships, health, and pretty much everything else. One member said the COVID-19 epidemic is the biggest crisis he's had to face in his forty-five-year career! 
The Board of Directors of the CFB Rotary Club had its first-ever virtual Board meeting on Thursday morning, April 9, using the online collaboration platform Zoom. Sixteen Board members were convened by President David Hale, as Erin Carter moderated. The Metrocrest Chamber graciously allowed us to use their Zoom account. 
Rotarians John Chollampel (left, in white) and Simon Chamakala (right, in blue) work with volunteer staff at Joe's Soup Kitchen in Carrollton as they prepare meals for over three hundred needy school kids, senior citizens, and veterans. 
CFB Rotary is exploring ways to conduct virtual meetings using collaboration platforms such as Zoom. Club President David Hale has cancelled all regular meetings, citing local and national authorities which mandate social distancing, but Hale and other Rotarians are eager to stay in touch and maintain our commitment to serve the Carrollton and Farmers Branch communities. 
CFB Rotary Club President David Hale has cancelled regular Club meetings through April 29, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Chief Hale sent an email to Club members to explain his reasons, "The President has issued a social distancing recommendation through April 30, and Brookhaven Country Club has canceled all gatherings through April 29. Dallas County is still under a shelter in place order through April 3, and this is expected to be renewed several more times before we see the other side of this pandemic."
CFB Rotary was successful in obtaining a 5810 District Grant in the amount of $1,250 for Metrocrest Services' COVID-19 Response.  That, plus CFB Rotary's contribution of $1,500 last week, means Rotary's total contribution is $2,750.  Treasurer Bill Bexley (left) presented the check to Metrocrest Services CEO Tracy Eubanks today. As you can see, they were practicing social distancing! 
Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch contributed $1,500 to Metrocrest Services to help meet the urgent need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The check was presented to Metrocrest CEO Tracy Eubanks (in red shirt) by (left to right) Paul Lonquist, Club President David Hale, Treasurer Bill Bexley, and Victoria Mendoza. 
CFB Rotary Club Meetings on Thursday, March 19, and Thursday, March 26, have been cancelled, per Club President David Hale. Chief Hale says we will evaluate beginning April 1st when and if we will resume regular meetings. Rotary International has issued a statement on COVID-19 which you may read here
CFB Rotary hosted a room full of heroes today for our 16th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Allen B. West. There were 40 veterans in attendance. We also welcomed Rotary District Governor Beverly Grogan and members of Interact Clubs from the CFB-ISD

The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch in partnership with The City of Carrollton is raising money to purchase and install All Accessible Playground Equipment for the park located at Rosemeade Rec Center. The picture is the latest rendering of what we are purchasing. You will note a Merry-go-Round off at the top right of the picture. This is a brand new feature that we are purchasing. Click on Merry-go-Round to view a video of how this will be a wonderful all accessible feature

This Signature Project is a multiple-year project  that started several years ago when we partnered with the City of Farmers Branch and the Rotary Club of Farmers Branch and completed the park at Gussie Field Watterworth Park in Farmers Branch.  To view that dedication ceremony and have a glimpse of what to expect at Roesmeade Park, click on

Our goal is to raise $155,00.00 over the next couple of months through our members, our member's companies, other community organizations and anyone that wishes to participate in this endeavor.

For more information and to make a donation go to

Our Rotary Club is launching a Holiday US Flag Program for the Cities of Carrollton and Farmers Branch. If you live in the following zip codes we encourage your to sign up.

75006, 75007, 75010, 75011, 75234, 75244

We are doing this in partnership with Scouting Units in the Elm Fork District.  They will deliver and pick up the flags for 5 holidays.  They are Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.
Signing up is easy.  Go to and either sign up via your credit card, or complete the Order by Mail Form.  Click on Form to download.
If signing up Online, select Neighborhood Not Listed unless you see it as a choice in the dropdown list
The cost is $45.00 per year for the 5 holidays.  Part of the proceeds go to the Scouting Units delivering and picking up the flags. The balance goes to scholarships and community organizations we support. 
Special Program
Jul 09, 2020
Installation of Officers
Annette Campbell
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Home Care Assistance
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Jul 23, 2020
Adults with Autism, Saving Hope
Aug 06, 2020
Marielena Rios
Aug 13, 2020
BCFS Health and Human Services-DFW Long Term Foster Care
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