Dianna Smoot
Aug 07, 2019
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Richardson East Rotary was Awarded the District 5810

Rotary Club of the Year

Presented in honor of P.D.G. Bill Nicol by the Rotary Club of Dallas.



Hi my name is Adamaris Dominguez and I am a graduate from Richardson high school. I am the first born of my family, as well as the first one to be able to go to college. 

I play Soccer and do track and I am happy to have been signed into Richland college to play college soccer and continue my college studies. 

I thank the Richardson East Rotary Club, for this opportunity to have received this 2 year scholarship!

As we are entering a new Rotary year the new board for 2019-2020 is as follows:
President - Bill Alsup

Pres elect – Mary Bedosky

Pres Nominee – Keith Kockler

Secretary - Gwen Walraven

Foundation rep – Ron Wilson

Fundraising – Rick Kimball vice chair Wendy Seale

Sgt at Arms – Chair – Joe Allinder vice chair David Frazee

Programs chair – Darryl Fourte vice chair Flossie Morgan

Garden/Picnic chair – Monica Scott

Administration – Bruce MacPherson

International – Mark Denny

Community service – Stephanie South

Club Service – Steve Brown

PR – Chair - Per Treven vice chair Juan Lechuga

Youth/vocational - Karen Marx (RYLA 4 way test Rotaract)

Scholarships - Miki Mankin /Jennifer Gross

Veterans Chair – Woody Alexander

Vocational – Kenn Smith

Presidential theme

2019-2020: Rotary Connects the World

RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

The Richardson East Rotary Club installation banquet for the Rotary year 2019-2020 was a very special event last night. Karen Ellis, outgoing President, did a marvelous job in recognizing everybody for the incredible achievements during her tenure. Foremost the completion of the Ann Eisemann all-inclusive playground and the scholarships (total of $28,000) awarded to deserving RISD students.

Furthermore Richardson East Rotary Club was awarded with the "Rotary Club of the Year Award" in district 5810 presented in the honor of PDG Bill Nicol by the Rotary Club of Dallas!

As a testament to being a very active club, the Richardson East Rotary Club has grown with 12 new members during the year!!!

Incoming President Bill Alsup stated at his inauguration speech that he "will build on the momentum, to further grow our club and to do more good in the community and the world".

Please enjoy some pictures from the banquet in the photo album photoalbums/2019-2020-installation-banquet



Mary Worthington has been inducted to the Richardson East Rotary Club. Mary is the Community Relations Manager for RISD. Mary is a charter member of the Cross Timbers Rotary in Flower Mound and has been Secretary and Sergeant-at-arms.
In beautiful weather Saturday 6/15 we hosted the 3rd annual Picnic for the Playground. As the playground is completed this was a very special event. We served hot dogs, snacks, ice cream and drinks, all very well received by the playground visitors.Thanks to all our volunteers and foremost to all the visitors to the awesome Ann Eisemann Inclusive playground!
Craig Overstreet was inducted into the Richardson East Rotary Club. Craig is President of Texas Republic Bank Richardson and a recent graduate of LR Class 34.  He lives in Farmersville with his family and was just re-elected to the Farmersville City Council.  He enjoys reading, golf, and hunting.  He has been a member of two other Rotary clubs, the most recent in Rowlett 2010-2013, and has served as president.  He is eager to deepen his ties to Richardson, has a true servant heart, and loves to make a difference in whatever he does. In the picture Craig is flanked by RERC President Karen Ellis and his Sponsor RERC President Elect Bill Alsup.
In spite of some serious rain last Wednesday, this hardy crew dodged raindrops and spruced up the Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground and the Sensory Garden! Thanks, David Blanchard, Tom Hummel, Juan Lechuga, Karen Marx and Joe Allinder!
Meet Safwaan Chaudhry one of our scholarship recipients in 2019.
I am Safwaan Chaudhry, a 2019 graduate from Richardson High School.  I am going to be attending the University of Texas at Dallas as a Terry Foundation Scholar.  I am going to majoring in biomedical engineering, and pursuing a triple minor in philosophy, theology, and business management.  During my time at Richardson High School I was the Student Council President, Interact/Key Club Chief Financial Officer, Muslim Student Association Historian, and served as a Peer Helper.  Outside of school I am a Boy Scout and have served in a number of different leadership positions such as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Patrol Leader, and Quartermaster.  Furthermore, under the Boy Scouts of America I have served as senior staff in a number of leadership trainings.  I can’t wait to see what comes next and am grateful to RERC for providing me with a scholarship.
Meet Jasmine Tran, one of our scholarship recipients in 2019.
My name is Jasmine Tran and I am Berkner High School's Valedictorian for the Class of 2019! At Berkner, I truly wanted to make an impact in my community through my commitments to many organizations. In school, I was National Honor Society President, AP Ambassadors President, Key Club Vice-President, and Mu Alpha Theta Secretary. Additionally, my commitment to music has led me to be the principal violinist in the Symphony Orchestra, as well as a concert pianist outside of school. The joy music brings me is not without the joy it brings others. During high school, I invested my heart and time in organizing and performing in a string quartet for patients in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes all around Richardson to share the universal language of music to those who needed it.
In the fall, I will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station and majoring in Statistics with a minor in Bioinformatics and on the pre-medicine track towards medical school! Ever since I could remember, the medical field had always sparked an interest in me, but it was not until my battle with chronic pain and two reconstruction surgeries that Orthopedic Surgery came to be my career goal! My passion for medicine has granted me the opportunity to observe surgeons in the clinic and the operating room as well as earning a position as a Clinical Research Intern this Summer at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. My dedication, perseverance, and enthusiasm towards becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon are for one primary goal: To emulate the very surgeons that gave me back my life. After my battle, I could only focus on being that piece of hope for my patients just as my surgeons were that piece of hope for me.
Last week we had the pleasure of meeting Triton, a comfort dog. He is a Lutheran Church Charities K9 comfort dog. For regular visits he will use his ble vest but when he visits Military Veterans and VA hospitals he will be accompanied by a Military Veteran and wear a camo vest.
Triton knows over 33 different commands and has has over 2,000 hours of training.
An LCC comfor dog brings comfort to individuals and families who are suffering pain or loss. They calm individuals, facilitate conversations , work with special needs individuals, veterans, the elderly and are used in counseling situations.
On May 8th we had the pleasure of inducting Steve Brown. Steve has been very involved with the community through his HOA and is a Leadership Richardson alum.  He lives in the Heights and owns his own graphics company along with his wife Melanie. Welcome Steve!
Sophia Falies is a senior at Richardson High School.  Sophia has been a member of National Honor Society (NHS), Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, National Charity League (NCL), Thespian Society, Richardson Youth Leadership (RYL),  RISD Peer Helpers and RISD Teaching Internship Program throughout her high school years.  She spends numerous hours giving her time to different non-profits as part of these organizations.  She has been a Girl Scout in Troop 8828 for 13 years.  During that time, she completed her Bronze, Silver, and Gold award projects.  Her gold award project centered around teens mental health.  She created affirmation journals with resources and writing prompts to help teens use journaling in a constructive way.  She distributed more than 250 journals to a local junior high school and counseling centers.
Sophia is headed to Louisianna Tech University to study Elementary Education with an emphasis in Speech Pathology.  She also hopes to minor in Entrepreneurship so that she can some day open her own business that helps youth combat mental health issues. 
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