Oct 16 2020 Meeting Notes

 

MEETING OCTOBER 16, 2020
ATTENDEES:  19 of 26, 76% of membership
 
 
President Rick Chron called the meeting to order.   Mike Castro offered up our prayer and Richard Biggers led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rick introduced our speaker, Alan Daniels, President of the Plano Photography Club.  Alan had a great slide show of photos taken by many of the  members of the Photography Club.  They normally have attendance of 65 members at their meetings.  Alan showed images that were winners in various weekly competitions, of which fall into three categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  The images ranged from still life to wildlife. Each week a new theme would be selected, or an open competition with any subject.  Discussion about various types of cameras that are used now told us that good cameras run from a few hundred dollars into the tens of thousands.  Most people use the digital medium due to clarity and ease of storage, etc.  Film is rarely used except in certain circumstances where film is to be developed a specific style, but with photo imaging software, film is going into oblivion.  
The Plano Photography Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month virtually on a ZOOM platform and anyone is welcome to join in a meeting without becoming a member.  You can obtain an invitation to a meeting by emailing President@planophotographyclub.com for a link to the meeting.  Thanks to Alan for an interesting presentation.
 
Rick Chron closed the meeting with the Four-Way Test.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1)  Dues notices have been mailed out.  Your prompt attention is always appreciated.  Two more dues checks were received at the meeting. They will be mailed to the Treasurer.
2)  Thank you for those responding to the call for Veteran Status information.
3)  Eric Hartter has resigned his membership.  Eric will continue to support the club as in the past.  Good luck to Eric, and we'll always welcome you back.
4)  Our 5th Friday social will be held on Friday, October 30, at the House of Richard Biggers, 4024 Naples Drive, Plano.  Start time is 6 PM.  Richard has sent a separate email with all the details.  We are asking members to bring a Love-Pacs box (full please) to the event.  Rick will bring empty boxes, with a list of desired contents, to next weeks meeting.
 
Oct 16 2020 Meeting Notes  Rich Amato 2020-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Sep 25 2020 Meeting Notes

 

MEETING  SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
ATTENDEES:  18 of 26, 69% of membership
 
 
President Rick Chron called the meeting to order.   Our speakers today were Michelle and Janice with LovePacs-Plano.  LovePacs provides non-perishable food items to Children on the free or reduced price lunch program throughout area schools.  Meals are provided to students when school is out of session (extended school breaks).  LovePacs works directly with school counselors to identify those students in need.  The organization was founded in 2011.  The initial scope of the operation was small, but has grown substantially with time.  LovePacs serves communities throughout the state, with the Plano based operation serving 16,000 students in PISD.  In the 2019-2020 school year, LovePacs served 710,000 meals.  There are four methods to help the organization: 1) Volunteer time (sort, count, shelve inventory), 2) Donate food, 3) Donate money, 4) "Adopt-a-Box".  Three major needs right now are Applesauce, Chunky soup, and Jelly.  A complete list of needs may be found at the LovePacs web site:  www.facebook.com/LovePacs   
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1)  The Plano West Rotary Club wishes to honor all Veteran / First Responder members of any Plano Rotary Club.  If you are a Veteran or First Responder, please send an email to Rick Chron with the following information: 1) Branch of Service, 2) Years served, 3) Highest Rank, 4) Relevant Commendations / Awards.  Rick's email is, Rchron@UnitedRoadTowing.com
2)  Plano West will be delivering meals to First Responders on Tuesday, October 6th.  Those interested in helping should email Alex Johnson via the Plano West website (https://www.planowestrotary.com/clubexecutives)
3)  Notice of dues will be emailed out next week.  Your prompt attention is always appreciated.
4)  The club board meeting regularly scheduled for October 2 has been rescheduled for October 9.  Something about our Club President needing to celebrate his wife's birthday . . . . (Have fun on your vacation Rick)
5)  We thanked Neal Norton for his two years of service as Club President by presenting him with a Plaque.  Thank you again Neal; we hope you find space in your office to prominently display the plaque.
6)  Foundation donations are doing well.  The club donated approximately $2,000 during the first quarter of the new Rotary Year.
7)  Roto-Pig has gone on a weight-reduction program.  Help us to fatten the pig by making donations to the effort.  We are exploring options to donate your dollars virtually.
 
 
Sep 25 2020 Meeting Notes  Mike Castro 2020-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

Sep 18 2020 Meeting Notes

 

MEETING  SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
ATTENDEES:  20 of 26, 77% of membership
 
 
President Rick Chron called the meeting to order.   Our speaker today was Rob Matwick, Executive Vice President for Business Operations of the Texas Rangers.  Rob began his presentation by providing an overview of the new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field.  With the new field, there is a reduction in seating from 49,000 to 40,000.  The design of the field allows seating that is much closer to the action.  The new field can also be heated for the two days a year that we have weather that passes for winter in North Texas.  An emphasis with the new stadium is the ability to provide a venue that operates 365 days a year.  Rob spoke at length regarding the various lounges and segregated gathering areas in the new stadium.  A great deal of thought has been placed into ensuring that everyone enjoys the experience, regardless of the price of your ticket.  Rob was proud of the synthetic grass in the stadium and spoke at length concerning the advantages of the grass over previous iterations of the playing field.  Of note, Globe Life Field will be hosting the National Finals Rodeo from Dec. 3 through Dec 12.  Ordinarily the event is held in Las Vegas.  Members asked several questions after the presentation.  The synthetic field has a life expectancy of three to five years.  Also, the Rangers work with the Cowboys to compliment each other's event offerings (GLF vs. Jerry-World).  This was an informative presentation and it was easy to see that Rob was proud of the new venue and his employer.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1)  This has been a busy week for the PSR family: Through our efforts, we were able to help Carter Blood Care secure 100 units of blood.
2)  "Speaker Books" have been delivered to McCaul Elementary.  Thank you Judge Missildine.
3)  Dues notices will be sent out in two weeks.  As always, prompt payment is appreciated.
4)  Sharon has received membership badges for new members, as well as new-style Rotary pins.  Delivery will be made soon.
5)  A reminder from Pat Hite to give generously to the Rotary Foundation: any gift provided before the end of the calendar year helps reduce your tax liability for next year.
6)  A special thank you to our Bl0od Drive leader George Elking and all of those Rotarians that gave their time this past week.  In spite of the pandemic, we had a good turnout and are making a difference.
 
 
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