New Year, New Opportunities
We’re a week into a new year, and a variety of new opportunities are available.  As another story outlines, we have been investigating options to partner our Farmer’s Market with another organization.  It is hoped that this will lighten the administrative and management work on the club membership, while expanding vendor relationships through the partner who has experience in other markets.  If this agreement is completed, it will also guarantee a certain amount of income to the club which is beyond that which has been netted in the past two years.
Our Interact Club has been offered the opportunity to apply for participation in the Model UN supported by Rotary International as part of the Peace Conference next June.  District 5810 hopes to send up to 15 participants; our hope is that some of the participants will be from Rotary Club of Frisco Interact.
The Four Way Test Speech Contest will be held in February and is being coordinated this year by Tony Felker.  If you can assist with the coordination of the participants or serve as a judge for the day of the speeches, please let Tony know.  One of our members has graciously donated the funds for the awards and trophies for our winners; one more example of Service Above Self!
The Heart of Service Nicaragua trip is coming in March, and under the leadership of Art Bourgeault and Glen Hunihan, our members contributed funds to pay 50% of the cost for two Interact members to participate.  We look forward to hearing from these young people and the impact that this service experience will have on them. 
A new fund raising activity is under investigation by our Fundraising Committee, with a Magic Show the proposed activity.  If you are interested in helping with these plans, please contact Chris Johnson.
The next few weeks will bring a change in venue as our agreement with Winners Circle at Toyota Stadium will expire in late February.  Mike Barber and Andy Collins are leading a search for new locations; please provide any suggestions or assistance to them.
Rotary International Convention will be in Toronto June 23 - 27; some of our members are attending and if you’d like more information, look at  An International Convention is an amazing opportunity to meet Rotarians from over 200 countries and to learn more about the programs and opportunities Rotary provides.   
Our Club has multiple moving parts and a diversity of opportunities to serve.  Please respond to the needs --  we all benefit from the efforts to make us more effective.