Sunrise Sentinel
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise
Club 28762
District 5810
Chartered May 22, 1992
Meeting every Wednesday at 7:30am Eldorado Country Club
2604 Country Club Drive 
McKinney TX 75070
Executives & Directors
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service & Administrative
International Service
Rotary International Foundation
Immediate Past President
McKinney Sunrise Foundation
VP of Fund Raising
Youth Services
McKinney Sunset Rotary - Satellite
Executive Director
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile




John Cuellar has been in the Tex-Mex restaurant business for over 40 years, and the Cuellar Family has been in the Tex-Mex restaurant business for over 90 years!   The Cuellar Family members were the founders of the “El Chico”, “Cantina Laredo”, and “Tejano” restaurant chains in Dallas.   Those chains previously spread throughout the southwestern U.S., serving over 17 million guests a year, and have grown internationally to include locations in London, Cairo, and Dubai.  John & members of his family now own and operate the El Corazon restaurant in McKinney.

John has participated as a Judge in the Texas State Fair Annual Tex-Mex cooking contest for over 15 years.   In 2012, the Cuellar Family was honored as the only Tex-Mex restaurant family to participate in the Washington, DC Smithsonian Museum new exhibit showcasing the history of FOOD in the U S.

John has always enjoyed presenting a program on the History of Tex-Mex food.


Please make note of the following!
  1. Over 2500 flags went out for the Labor Day/Patriot Day holidays.  We will need your help as they all will come back in Thursday September 12th starting at 6PM.  Please be there if you can.
  2. The next Board Meeting will be this Thursday, September 26th, 6:30pm.
  3. Make note of the following meeting dates for the Sunset club, Good opportunities for club makeup.  You are always welcome:
  • September 19th, 5:30pm, Happy Hour, TBD, check MeetUp
  • October 3rd, 5:30pm, Hampton Inn, "Honoring our Veterans"
  • October 17th, 5:30pm, Happy Hour, TBD, check MeetUp
  • November 7th, 5:30pm, Hampton Inn, "City of McKinney Services" by Dana Riley, Director of McKinney Neighborhood Services
  • November 21st, 5:30pm Happy Hour, TBD, Check MeetUp
  1. Jeff Shannon has submitted an application for membership in the McKinney Sunset Rotary Club.  His Classification will be Building Construction.  If any Rotarian has information about Jeff regarding his membership application, please contact Debra Pope, Membership Chair, or Stephen Barotta, McKinney Sunset Rotary Chair.

If you have announcements that need to be included in the bulletin, please email to Scott.

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