Join us in honoring those who serve 
1000 3X5 Ft. Flags On Display November 10, 11 & 12
Simulation of 1000 Flags of Honor display
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Sponsorships available at http://PlanoFlagsOfHonor.Org
The public is invited to join the Plano East Rotary Club to “honor those who serve” in their presentation of the Flags of Honor. 1000 3X5 foot flags will be displayed Nov. 10, 11, and 12 at Plano Oak Point Park ½ mile north of Parker Road on East Spring Creek Pky.
The 348 KIA (Killed in Action) from Collin County will be memorialized along with recognition of veterans and first responders.
Each flag will bear a customized plaque with the name and picture of the honoree, along with their branch of service and dates of  service. The plaque will be given to the sponsor at the end of the event.  Sponsorships are available for individual flags and higher levels. Information at
A one-hour program at 4:30 each day will feature local speakers and patriotic music to include The Star Spangled Banner and Dueling Taps. Friday is the Marine Birthday Celebration, followed by Veteran’s Day Celebration and Memorial Celebration the next two days.
  • 11/10/17    4:30PM          Marine Birthday Celebration
Presentation of colors
Star Spangled Banner, performed by members from ‘Vocal Majority’ and ‘Rich-Tones’
Speaker: Hon. Rick Grady, Plano Mayor Pro Tem
Salute to the Armed Forces, performed by
Members from ‘Vocal Majority’ and ‘Rich-Tones’
Speaker: Hon. Jeff Leach, Texas Legislator
Song, TBA, performed by members from ‘Vocal Majority’ and ‘Rich-Tones’
Dueling Taps
  • 11/11/17    4:30PM          Veteran’s Day Celebration
Program Introduction
Presentation of colors
Star Spangled Banner, performed by ‘Saturday Singers’
Speakers, Plano Chiefs: Police, Greg Rushin; Fire, Sam Greif
God Bless the USA or Armed Forces Medley performed by ‘Saturday Singers’
Speaker: Hon. Van Taylor, Texas Senator
God Bless America, performed by ‘Saturday Singers’
Dueling Taps
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  • 11/12/17    4:30PM          Memorial Celebration
Program Introduction
Presentation of colors
Star Spangled Banner, performed by Ladies Liberty
Speaker: Ean Sullivan, Retired, USMC
God Bless America, performed by Ladies Liberty
Speaker: Major General Keith Thurgood, US Army Retired
Song, TBA, performed by Ladies Liberty
Dueling Taps
FLAGS OF HONOR TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVE Randy Wright 2017-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK DELIVERY Sally Phillipp 2017-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Plano East Rotary  First Community Service Fundraiser Great Success
If you missed it you can learn about escape rooms in this 3 minute video from the CBS Morning Show:
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Congratulations to the organization and the participants on a successful event!
Escape With Rotary Randy Wright 2017-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0