Major Donor

Debbie and Roy Hogan are Rotary's Newest 

Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation

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Flag Team

Sunrise Picking up Flags from 9/11 Display 
What a Great Patriotic Group
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Arlington Charities

Arlington Charities 
On Saturday, Sheri Hall, David Berg,
Chuck Chambers, & John Hyde  planted and watered the new greenery.
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blue badges

Jamil Ahmed (center)
and Brig Sherman (2nd from right)
on receiving their Blue Badges
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new member ron cross CDH 2019-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Parade Float 2018 CDH 2018-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
New Member John Wheeler CDH 2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Lance Hyder CDH 2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Kim Maples CDH 2018-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
New Members Tyler Maness CDH 2018-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Ruben Duarte CDH 2018-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
2018 Scholarship Winners CDH 2018-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Safehaven Check Presentation CDH 2018-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Shikilia Caro CDH 2018-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
New Members May 4 2018 CDH 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
Arlington Sunrise Chamber Award CDH 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

50 50 Winner

  Matt immediately announced that his share is being donated to Phased In, the current signature project
for the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club.
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Small bus of the year award

President Steve Dixon announced that the Sunrise Club had won the Chamber's Small Business of the Year award,
he showed the awesome presentation that the Club had submitted to the judges to review.
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New Member Bryan Acosta

 New Member Bryan Acosta    
 Congratulations and welcome to Sunrise Rotary's newest member, Bryan Acosta (c), with him are his sponsor, Scott Moran (l) and District 5790 Governor Chris McLucas (r).
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New Member Sallie Moore

 New Member Sallie Moore     
Congratulations and welcome to Sunrise Rotary's newest member, Sallie Moore (c), with her are President Steve Dixon (l) and her sponsor, Will Ross (r).
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New Member Eli Gross

 New Member Eli Gross
Eli Gross, (c), became our newest member at today's Sunrise Rotary meeting. His sponsor was Mark Cloud (l).
Performing the induction into the Club was Past District Governor Hollis Lackey (r).
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Planting Trees

Steve Dixon planting his tree for the
Rotary Foundation
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JP Humprey Blue Badge

Congratulations to J P Humprey III upon completing the requirements for his Blue Badge;
presented by President Steve Dixon.
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New member Scot Moran

New Member Scot Moran
Congratulations to Scot Moran (c), our newest member, upon being inducted into the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club this morning! Scot's sponsor was Dwayne Lee (r). Scot's wife, Megan (r), was also on hand for the induction.
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New Member David Gomez

New Member David Gomez
     Congratulations to David Gomez (c), our newest member, upon being inducted into the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club this morning! Performing the induction was PDG Hollis Lackey and David's sponsor, Mark Gist.
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Tablet Give Away

 Two lucky Thornton Elementary school kids, surrounded by their family and Thornton faculty, had their names pulled from a bowl of names, all who had Perfect Attendance this past 6-weeks. They each received a tablet for our Rotary Club.
     Rotarians present for the presentation included (far left) Tony Blauvelt and Mark Cloud, and (far right) Doug Stewart and Colby Van Sickler.
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Thornton Chess Champs

This morning, Andrew Walley (far right) brought Xavier (center left) and Santos (center right), representatives of the Chess Champions at Thornton Elementary School. Xavierrepresents the 3rd-6th grade champions, and Santos represents the 7th-9th grade champions. Sunrise President Steve Dixon (far left) is on hand to congratulate the students.
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Passing Out Christmas Stocking


 Several Arlington Sunrise Rotarians showed up at Thornton Elementary School on Wednesday to pass out the 900 or so Christmas stockings to each child at the school.


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Gala Awards

2017 Foundation Gala Awards!

The Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club was presented two awards tonight at the joint District 5790/5810 Foundation Gala. Seen here is President Steve Dixon showing off the #1 in District 5790 for per Capital giving to the Rotary Foundation and the Club also received the Certificate of Appreciation for End Polio Now.  Rotary International President Ian Reislely was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Arlington Mission Can Drive

Arlington Mission Can Drive
Today is Mission Arlington Food Drive day at Arlington Sunrise.
Thanks to David Berg for heading this up.
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Dan Dipert Career Center

"Good morning!"

Our off sight meeting at the new AISD Dan Dipert Career and Tech Center October 13th 2017. 

What a great facility!  Dr. Kevin Barlow, with the AISD, helped facilitate us meeting here and for arranging tours after the meeting.

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Tablet Giveaway

"Perfect Attendance" Tablet Giveaway
at Thornton Elementary Oct 6, 2017 
Several Sunrise Rotarians were on hand this morning at Thornton Elementary to present tablets to a Kindergarten student and a 3rd Grade for maintaining Perfect Attendance this past 6-weeks. Their teachers also received Gift Cards.
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New Member JP Humphrey

New Member J.P. Humphrey, joined October 6th.
Welcomed by Sponsor Jake Harden and Hollis Lackey
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Taste of Arlington - 2017

Taste of Arlington - 2017 
Working the Both Sheri Hall from Arlington Sunrise
and Ben Bruce from Arlington Highlands.
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New Member Jim Ross

New Member Jim Ross, joined August 25th.
Welcomed by sponsor Mark Gist.
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New Member Dave Raschio

New Member Dave Raschio, joined August 18th.
Welcomed by sponsor James Watson.
Performing ceremony PDG Hollis Lackey.
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Blood Drive 8 2017 CDH 2017-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Polio terry Ziegler CDH 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
 Honorary member Andrew Walley CDH 2017-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
New member Stefanie McKinney CDH 2017-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Blood Drive 2016 - 2017

Under Blood Drive Chairman Shane Ferrell's leadership, the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club was the Grand Prize winner in the annual Tarrant County Rotary Blood Drive Challenge.
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New Member Kevin Hadawi. CDH 2017-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Walter 'Dub' Swayze. CDH 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Michael Veader. CDH 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
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New Member Ken Hampton.

New Member Ken Hampton, joined June 2nd.
Welcomed by sponsors David Berg and Dwayne Lee.
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Rotary Exchange Student

Rotary Exchange Student Debora Lopez Procopio
Lending a Hand During Memorial Day Flag Display
Rotary Exchange Student Henry Armstrong 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Ray Carrick

New Member Ray Carrick, joined May 19th.
Welcomed by sponsor Don Hicks,
a member of the Ft Worth Club.
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Highland Games.

 Sunrise Rotarians Mark Gist and Don Ferrell are shown hard at work at the Highland Games pouring up beer in support at the Beer tent. Numerous Sunrise Rotarians spent time working the beer tent this year, and as a result, our Club received over $2,000 in tips for our Scholarship Fund.
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Playground repair 2017

Sunrise Rotarian "Day Laborers" took a few hours out of their days last Friday and Saturday to prep the ground area with felt and spread a bunch of fibar at Dunlop Park's Creative Playground. 
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Kia Check Presentation 2017

Joe Johnson (r), Managing Partner of Patterson KIA, presents Sunrise President Colby Van Sickler (l) with a check for $12,450 for our Phased-In Project.
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Honduras Water Project

Club President-Elect Steve Dixon thanks guest speaker Lance Walker for his presentation about his experience with the Honduras Water  Project.
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Climbing Wall Refurbishment

Several Sunrise Rotarians got up early to "pretty up" the climbing walls that Arlington Sunrise Rotarians had previously built in Dunlop Park.
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New Member Charles Hall welcomed by his sponser (and wife) Sheri Hall arm 2016-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Bill Van Sickler Welcomed by President-Elect Colby Van Sickler Henry Armstrong 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Dictionaries for Arlington Public School Third Graders Henry Armstrong 2014-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Arlington Sunrise Club Program - July 18, 2014

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Jul 18, 2014

Our principle speaker was Reverend Kile Bateman. Kile spoke about the Phased In Project.

Phased In is a community transitional living program for emancipated foster youth.
The goal is to assist these young adults in learning basic life skills that will prepare
them for independent living. Phased In provides housing, education, medical care
and life training through an 18 month program currently sponsored by the the
North Texas Dream Center.Through the combined partnership of the church, the
community, and the State of Texas, the Phased In Project will embrace youth who
were never adopted to ensure that they achieve self-sufficiency and stability.

Kile Bateman with the Phased In Project is our Guest Speaker today,

Phased In Project is a community transitional living program for emancipated foster youth - those kids in foster care who turn 18 and are dropped from the system.

For more information on the Phased In Project, go to


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Sunrise Rotary Presents Tablets to Thornton Students For Best Attendance Henry Armstrong 2014-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Ambassadorial Scholar Visits Arlington Sunrise Rotary

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Dec 22, 2013

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Veronica Rodriguez gave our club program
on December 20, 2013. She went to Santiago Chile and studied
International Trading. She is from Arlington and was sponsored by
The Rotary Club of Arlington, also known as the Downtown Rotary Club.


Ambassadorial Scholar Visits Arlington Sunrise Rotary Henry Armstrong 2013-12-23 00:00:00Z 0

Chain Bridge Project

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Oct 29, 2013

Early in 2013, Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club and Arlington Parks and Recreation
Department started a round of major maintenance on the playground that was
constructed by Sunrise Rotary in 2005.



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Arlington Sunrise Dictionary Program

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Oct 24, 2013

Arlington Sunrise Rotary presents dictionaries to third graders
at several elementary schools each year.

Shown here are third graders at Foster Elementary anxiously waiting their dictionaries.


Arlington Sunrise Dictionary Program Henry Armstrong 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Arlington Sunrise Blood Drive Assistance to Carter Blood Care Henry Armstrong 2013-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

District Conference Polio Eradication Panel

Posted by Henry Armstrong on May 23, 2013

A major feature of the District 5790 Conference was the Polio Eradication Panel discussion. This panel was comprised of representatives from The Center for Disease Control (CDC), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a Rotary District 5790 Assistant Governor who has personally participated in polio prevention efforts in all of the current endemic countries. The panel discussion was moderated by PDG Phil Silvers.

Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Robert Linkins (CDC), Jeff Bates (UNICEF), Dr. Carolina Danovaro (WHO), District 5790 AG Chris McLucas, PDG Phil Silvers and Lea Anne Hegg (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

District Conference Polio Eradication Panel Henry Armstrong 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rainwater Harvesting Project - Rotarians At Work Henry Armstrong 2013-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotarians Participate in the "Read Across America" Program Henry Armstrong 2013-03-08 00:00:00Z 0

Arlington Sunrise Rotarians Workday for Dunlop Playground Repair

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Mar 01, 2013

Pictured are Sunrise Rotarians that recently repaired several swing sets at Dunlop Creative Playground. This was the first major repair to the playground since it was completely rebuilt by Arlington Sunrise about seven years ago.

Pictured from left to right are Jack Rogers, Cecil (Parks & Playground Coordinator), Kelly Curnutt, Henry Armstrong, Bill Verkest, Jack Thornton and Mike Nix.


Arlington Sunrise Rotarians Workday for Dunlop Playground Repair Henry Armstrong 2013-03-02 00:00:00Z 0

Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club Serves Thanksgiving Lunch

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Nov 25, 2012
On Sunday, November 18th, the Arlington Sunrise Rotarians had the pleasure of serving a hearty Thanksgiving lunch to the residents and guests of the Park Lane Apartments in East Arliongton. Club members Stephanie Gillespie, Samir Ahuja, and Craig Lidell supervised the operation. A good time and a good meal were had by all.
Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club Serves Thanksgiving Lunch Henry Armstrong 2012-11-25 06:00:00Z 0

Arlington Rotary Sunrise Celebrates 25 Years!

Posted by Robert Asplet on Apr 13, 2012
April 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Club. Club members celebrate with new and old and members of the club, including founding members.
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Planting Tree in Arlington park

Posted by Robert Asplet on Mar 27, 2012
Answering the call from 2011-2012 RI President Kalyan Banerjee to plant a Tree. Club members worked to together and coordinated with the parks department of Arlington to add a tree to Meadowbrook Park.

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Arlington Sunrise Builds an Arbor

Posted by Henry Armstrong on Oct 31, 2011

This project was done in cooperation with The University of Texas at Arlington. Long time Arlington Sunrise Club Charter Member Jack Thornton and UTA representative Kurt Beilharz led the effort.


Arlington Sunrise Builds an Arbor Henry Armstrong 2011-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Ambulances to Red Cross

Posted by Chris McLucas on Jul 24, 2009
The matching grant with the Rotary Club de Leon for the purchase and delivery of two ambulances to the Red Cross de Leon, Gto. is moving forward
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The club delivers school supplies!

Posted by Robert Asplet

 Arlington Club Sunrise President Dwayne Lee and members Bill Verkest and Dub Hirst present school supplies  donated by club members to representatives of West Elementary School in Grand Prarie. The presentation is in conjunction with a District Simplified Grant the club received which will result in more school supplies being purchased and donated to the school.


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Another Addition to The Rotary Family

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Today was an outstanding day for Arlington Sunrise Rotary. We inducted our newest member Steve Cantrell a professional photographer in Arlington Texas, USA. Jake Hardin presented the Club with the net proceeds of the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Invitational Golf Tournament. The club had a record net income of USD$12,000.00 this is a 600% increase over last years golf tournament. 

We would like to extend a thank you too all of our sponsors this year. This money will go to Rotary programs around the world and locally.  This Friday also marked the end of the first six weeks of the school year which means that we will present our first set of bikes at Thornton Elementary School in Arlington Texas under our attendance program.

Our program today was Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson.  The Chief provided great insight into the functions of the Arlington Fire Department.  Some of the things that the fire department does includes bomb detection, water rescues, CERT program and meeting with various cities, counties and other governmental organizations as the first line defense in Homeland Security.


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Get To KNow Us ... Hanna, Howard and Curtis

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This mornings meeting was full of excitement and energy.  We had four guest and three visiting Rotarians. PDG John Miller visited the Club this morning.  The program today was classification talks by Ron Hanna, Donn Howard and Sydney Curtis.  These Rotarians had some gret stories and information about themselves that they shared with the Rotary Club.  Some notable information was the Hanna was a fighter pilot who flew on the Midway in Southeast Asia, attended Top Gun, and made the last flight of an American Airlines plane that currently hangs in the Smithsonian Museum, D.C. Howard, at a very young age, became a car enthusist to the point of being able to recognize vehiles in the dark by their tail lights, owns a atomotive repair shop but has an econimics and finance degree, Curtis, grew up in the family printing business but yet made the choice to be in the roofing business, he said he got to make the choice unlike the printing business.

The Club is preparing for the September 6th and the September 11 Flag Days.  Remembers to support your teams and assist other teams.

A major highlight and accomplishment for the Club that occured Friday was the completion of two (2) membership proposal applications were turned in to the Club Secretary.

These two members will be addressed at the Board Meeting on September 8, 2010. If approved these members will complete 1/3 of the goal for 2010-2011 Rotary year.



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Arlington Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

Posted by Walter C.
Arlington Sunrise through our flag program provides five (5) fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) scholarships to high school seniors one to each of the following high schools in our flag service areas: Arlington High, Lamar High, Martin and Summit High. For several years we have provided an at large scholarship through Stephanie Gillespie.
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These Economic Times

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Roger Meiners, Phd,LLB talk about "These Economic Times". Roger is Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Economics Department at UTA. Today he is discussing the current economic recession. "What recession? Has anyone around here seen a recession? Let's talk."
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Mission Acomplished

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"How many times has your life been enriched by merely reaching out in kindness to those in need. How many of your closest friendships have grown when working side by side in serving others. Isn't it amazing what a unique feeling of satisfaction comes to us when we respond to a real call for help? Rotarian's share a tremendous secret and a universal truth and that is, real happiness, perhaps the deepest of human longings, can be found most easily by helping others." PPRI Cliff Dochterman stated these words in his address to Rotarians around the world as his year as President of Rotary International.
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Matching Grant ...

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The matching grant with the Rotary Club de Leon for the purchase and delivery of two ambulances to the Red Cross de Leon, Gto. is moving forward. We have received final approval from the Mexican Government for the importation of the ambulances through the port of Nuevo Laredo, Texas, USA on August 5, 2009. Rotarians Don Ferrell, Chris McLucas and Rotarian son Clayton McLucas will attend the wheelchair distribution on August 8, 2009 and presentation of the ambulance to the Red Cross on August 7, 2009.
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Leon Mexico Video

Posted by Chris McLucas
Arlington Sunrise Rotary has participated in wheelchair distribution projects in conjunction with The Wheelchair Foundation in Leon, Mexico, Gto. for several years. Rotarians Don Ferrell, AG and Christopher J McLucas and his son Clayton McLucasĂ‚ have participated in the last two trips to Leon Mexico
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National Immunization Day - India

Posted by Christopher McLucas
Rotarian Christopher J. McLucas participated in the National Immunization Day in Mathura India on February 1, 2009.  The eradication of Polio in the world is one of the most profound and prolific endeavors of Rotary International.  Through the assistance and cooperation of other NGOs and Rotarians around the world the eradication of Polio is in site.
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