District Newsletter June 2017

Rotary Club of Royse City   President Dr. Phillip Paul

• Our fundraiser this year was a golf tournament held on Columbus Day, 2016. We raised money to fund  our Foundation and pay for scholarships, and other charities we contribute to. • We had 7 members of our club that attended the Rotary District Convention and cruise and participated  in the service projects in Cancun and Jamaica. Our club donated money to the project in Cancun to  purchase air conditioners, blinds and paint for the Juvenile Center, partnering with the Rotary Club in  Greenville.  • We had participants in the District Assembly also. • Several members of our club are active in RYLA as counselors and on staff, and we send several teens  every year. Many of our teens have gone back to RYLA on staff. • Several of our members went on the District trip to Nicaragua, and we sponsored one of our Interact  members for the trip. • We presented a Quilt of Valor to one of our local veterans. A pic is attached. • We had a couple of social events this year also. • Our club supports the Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church, Our Daily Bread, with money  from our brag bucket, and with many members working as volunteers every week. • We sponsor a twice yearly blood drive at Royse City High School, which is a joint project with our Interact  group and our members. It is a very successful project! • We supply toothpaste for the annual Shoes For Kids project for Rockwall County, that presents shoes,  socks, toothpaste, school supplies, immunizations and other necessary items for needy children in  Rockwall County. • Our club president, Dr. Phillip Paul, has for many years sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for Senior  citizens, and our club volunteers at this function. • Our main fund raiser is our flag program, and most of the members of our club participate in putting out  flags for residents seven times each year, as well as flags for the downtown area. • We furnished a flagpole, benches and trash receptacles for the Becknell Park in Royse City and some of our members helped to put together playground equipment. • Our satellite (evening) group helps with Bow Wow bingo each month to raise money for the animal for shelter here in Royse City. • Our club is the first group to be called for volunteers for City and Chamber of Commerce functions, such as Fun Fest, held each fall, for the Car Show benefitting the Main Street Foundation, Fourth of July celebrations, the Back to School Bash, and Trick or Treat on Main Street. We handle traffic control and parking for many of these events.

We are a small club, but we stay busy! ~Contributed by Jackie Gilbert, Club Secretary

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