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60 years old!  That number sounds unbelievable to me, but my driver’s license says it’s true.  With this milestone birthday, I remember a year after we married, when Bryan’s family had a reunion at which I got acquainted with his 70-year-old grandmother.  As we walked together and visited, she looked at me (all of 21 years old!) and said, “In my mind I am you; it’s only my body that has changed”.  I smiled and nodded, but was thinking, “you’re crazy, because you’re old”.  However, with each passing decade, I realize more fully the truth in that statement. 
 
While at the Interact meeting last Saturday, I reflected that it seems like only yesterday that my kids were this age; now my oldest has a son approaching the age for Interact.  Where did the time go?  I also reflect on the friends scattered across multiple states where I have been privileged to live, the varied careers that led me to own my business; opportunities to travel to dozens of countries across three continents; learning from and serving those less fortunate than myself. 
 
All of which leads me to face this new decade exhilarated as I am free to explore further new horizons I have yet to experience.  As President of the Rotary Club of Frisco I am privileged to work with the best and brightest of the second-fastest growing community in the nation—wow!  This is an extraordinary assembly of leaders focused on serving our city; my goal is to support and expand those efforts.  The best birthday gift to me is the impact of our Club both here and around the world. 
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Coming up this week, we have "The Art of Happiness" which we all find in various ways and find challenged by life's tests.  In coming weeks we have an excellent series of speakers, including Marla Roe of Convention and Visitor's Bureau; Donnie Churchman of Towers at the Rail; Chief of Police and Fire Chief among others.  I appreciate the efforts of our Program Committee and other club members who have worked to provide informative and enjoyable programs.  Please invite friends and colleagues to our meetings as the program is certain to be of interest.  
 
 
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August 18 Interact had a planning meeting to start the year with strong preparations.  We were pleased to have 15 or 16 teens participating, representing different schools across FISD.  Our adult leaders include Kimberly Church of Lebanon Trails High School and Kimberly Hemenway of CATE Center, led by Rene McGruder of our club.  
 
Included in plans were a list of 8 community service projects and 2 international service projects they will support through gifts and hand on participation.  Among preparations were creating a social media distribution system, establishing election schedule and starting a committee structure.  
 
The school year kick-off will be Saturday, September 16 from 1 - 2:30 at CATE Center with a beach themed party.  If you want to hear more about the Interact plans and get to know these motivated teens, join us for some fun and food.  
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This Week in Rotary
Farmer’s Market Saturday—we have a new vendor, JoJo’s Sweet Treats, joining this week + Tikiz shaved ice and all our favorite weekly vendors. If you can work, go to: http://signup.com/go/EEAUDeS
Mark Heuchert and Brandy Miles
 
Youth Services has an Interact planning session on Saturday at 9:30 – 12 at Lebanon Trail High School.  If you are interested in getting to know some of our best local teens (maybe share some pizza, service and laughs), come for part (or all) of the meeting.  Rene McGruder
 
The Fundraising Committee is tasked with identifying and planning one additional major fundraising event for our club. This means that whatever we decide and whatever we plan should impact our Rotary Club for years. What an awesome opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!   I am inviting you to STEP UP and become a member of the Fundraising Committee. Our next meeting is Monday, August 21 at 5 pm at Frisco Style Magazine Office.  Chris Johnson
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Last Week in Rotary
Youth Services participated in Frisco School District Back to School Bash last Saturday and distributed almost 200 pencils and stickers to students, 100 flyers to parents and garnered over 30 additional teens who might participate in Interact. 
 
Farmers Market is past the half way point of the season; we’re enjoying a variety of vendors and members helping at the market, having fun and making a difference. 
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Gary Carley Update
He completed a 5-day chemo treatment and so far, has not suffered any severe adverse side effects of the medication.  He stays in the hospital for another 7 days before another bone marrow test to measure the effectiveness from the treatments.  The doctor has encouraged Gary that due to his overall good physical condition before the treatments, he seems to be withstanding it well. 
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Change of Meeting Location This Week
This week’s meeting will be at LaunchPad City,
6170 Research Road
Frisco, Texas
 
Our speaker is Mayor Jeff Cheney, updating our membership on his 100-day plan. 

 
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This month's Project is for Boys & Girls Club of Collin County, to provide art and project supplies for the children's after-school activities.  Please pick up any of the following and bring with you to the meeting:
Clay
Legos
Construction Paper
Markers
Crayons
Art Pads
Canvas
Paint Brushes (small- Med –large)
Hot Glue Guns
Hot Glue Sticks
Colored Felt Fabric
Colored Buttons
Paper Plates
Colored Yarn
Brown Paper Bags
Ice Cream/Popsicle Sticks
Cotton Balls
Croquet Needles
Science Kits
Croquet Thread
Washable Paint (all colors)
Croquet Patterns
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At the August 3rd meeting, Community Services Chair, Bill Markell, presented Nicole Bursey, Director of Frisco Family Services the hygiene items we collected for distribution to local teens in need.  Thankfully, we received enough items and funds to purchase a 3 month supply for 23 kids!  Thank you for your generosity.  
 
This month's Project is for Boys & Girls Club of Collin County, to provide art and project supplies for the children's after-school activities.  Please pick up any of the following and bring with you to the meeting:
Clay
Legos
Construction Paper
Markers
Crayons
Art Pads
Canvas
Paint Brushes (small- Med –large)
Hot Glue Guns
Hot Glue Sticks
Colored Felt Fabric
Colored Buttons
Paper Plates
Colored Yarn
Brown Paper Bags
Ice Cream/Popsicle Sticks
Cotton Balls
Croquet Needles
Science Kits
Croquet Thread
Washable Paint (all colors)
Croquet Patterns
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Our first social event of the new year resulted in 2 couples offering their homes for events in the coming months.  If you have a pool and space to host us for a pool party, that would be a great end of summer.  Let Linda Pardue know and we’ll coordinate a date.    
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Something for Everyone

May 6 through October 21, 2017
Every Saturday - rain or shine
 
8:00am to 1:00pm or Sell Out
 
 
Introducing: Food trucks!!
Located in Historic Downtown Frisco
Just off of Main Street Between 3rd and 4th Street
(behind Frisco Chamber of Commerce)
8821 4th St, Frisco, Texas 75034
 
Started in 2007, the Frisco Farmers' Market continues to grow in popularity.  New for 2017, starting in June the Farmer's Market will have food trucks with tasty surprises for breakfast and lunch. 
 
The market was founded by the Frisco Noon Lions Club for the benefit of our community.  Today, the market is managed by the Rotary Club of Frisco. Local growers offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. Also offered are baked breads, meat from local ranchers, honey, arts and crafts, and various other products.
 
The market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grow the produce.
 
Come grow with us!  Leashed dogs welcome!
 
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Rotary eClub One is just like any traditional Rotary club. The only difference is that members meet on-line to coordinate service projects and enjoy fellowship with like-minded Rotarians. If you are a Rotarian, and you are visiting this website for a make-up credit: Click on the MAKE-UP PROGRAMS link in the grey panel above and spend 30 minutes or more reading program articles and viewing video content. Next ... Click on the REQUEST MAKEUP link in the grey panel above and and follow the instructions. Finally...Notify your club secretary that you have completed the program. The Rotary e-Club One website keeps thousands of Rotarians connected, informed and inspired.
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