Melissa Interact Cleans Up Rotary Park

Melissa High School Interact Club puts service above self in cleaning up the community. This weekend Interact volunteers cleaned up the Rotary Park, hauling in 8 giant garbage bags of trash.
Melissa Interact Cleans Up Rotary Park Ken Truax 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Chili Cookoff Connects Community for World Service

The Melissa Community Chili Cook-off sponsored by the Rotary Club of Melissa in February brought together volunteer chefs from the community to raise funds for the Rotary International Foundation. Tasters voted with their dollars, raising close to $500 at the weekday luncheon to improve health, provide quality education, improve the environment and alleviate poverty.  The most votes and cash prize went to Melissa ISD Transportation.  
Volunteer with us:  https://www.melissa-rotary.org/
#PeopleOfAction
#District5810Proud
 
Melissa Rotary Chili Cookoff Connects Community for World Service Ken Truax 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Schedule of Melissa Rotary Events - Feb-Mar 2024

Listed are the next 2 months of events for Melissa Rotary Club.
All are open to the community and free, including the luncheon Mar 14.
Please check the Events calendar on https://www.melissa-rotary.org for details.
Schedule of Melissa Rotary Events - Feb-Mar 2024 Ken Truax 2024-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Go "Beyond Water" to Serve the Poor

On Thursday, January 25th, at 7pm, our "Rotary at Night" community program was for all those interested in global efforts to provide water and sanitation to the impoverished.

 

Rotarians Pete, (president), and Sharon Crean, (CEO), started Beyond Water in 2007 while they were living in Sydney, Australia. They will speak about their work alleviating poverty across East Africa, giving 240,000 people access every day to safe, clean, drinking water, and sanitation facilities. They will also talk about their leadership program -- The Girl Project.
 
In 2012 the Creans moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where they have spent the last 11 years building a team of nationals to facilitate the growing work of Beyond Water, in schools, medical clinics, and remote communities. They now have teams in New Zealand, Australia, the US, and Kenya to help fight water poverty.

Join us Thursday, January 25th, at 7pm at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454

Rotarians Go "Beyond Water" to Serve the Poor Ken Truax 2024-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Texas Rotarians Provide Lifesaving Service through Global Grants

Interested in how Texas Rotarians are making a difference in healthcare in Kenya? 
 
Come for coffee at 7:30am Thursday January 18th.
Dave McSpadden will talk about the "Blessings of Rotary".  He will provide information about how the Rotary Club of Waxahachie, with the assistance of Rotary District 5810, put together a global grant of $67,200 for the purchase of a fully equipped ambulance for Hearts of Hope Women's Hospital located in Migori, Kenya.
 
The meeting will be held in the red building of the Melissa ISD Administrative complex, 1904 Cooper Street in Melissa. Park in the back (northeast) parking lot.
Texas Rotarians Provide Lifesaving Service through Global Grants Ken Truax 2024-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Blessing the World through Rotary International Grants

Interested in how Texas Rotarians are making a difference in healthcare in Kenya? 
 
Come for coffee and breakfast at 7:30am Thursday January 18th.
Dave McSpadden will talk about the "Blessings of Rotary".  He will provide information about how the Rotary Club of Waxahachie, with the assistance of Rotary District 5810, put together a global grant of $67,200 for the purchase of a fully equipped ambulance for Hearts of Hope Women's Hospital located in Migori, Kenya.
https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
 
The meeting will be held in the red building of the Melissa ISD Administrative complex, 1904 Cooper Street in Melissa. Park in the back (northeast) parking lot.
 
Blessing the World through Rotary International Grants Ken Truax 2024-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Important Social Security Changes Presented to Melissa Community

Social Security has some important changes coming, with much misinformation being passed around.
 
COME Thursday January 11th, 12 noon as our guest for lunch to get the latest accurate information!
 
With almost 45 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, 2x Rotary past-president, Jesse Hauptrief, will speak at the Melissa Rotary-sponsored community luncheon on January 11th at 12:00 noon.
Join us at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454
Please park in the rear (northeast) parking lot.
 
Do you have questions about changes and adjustments to Social Security and Medicare?
Are you wondering about the Social Security Trust Fund?
Would you like more information on Social Security claiming strategies?
Now is your chance to get answers!
Important Social Security Changes Presented to Melissa Community Ken Truax 2024-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Service Provides Much-Needed Blood for Texans

The Rotary Club of Melissa once again sponsored a successful Carter BloodCare of Texas blood drive on December 9th.  Upcoming Melissa Rotary - Carter BloodCare drives will be Feb 10, Apr 13, Jun 15, 2024.
The Melissa Rotary Club Service Committee supports the publicity and arranges the location (the Melissa United Methodist Church) in a bi-monthly blood drive campaign for 2023-2024, working with Carter BloodCare to collect much needed blood for Texans who need it. 
On December 9th, in addition to regular sign-ups online, there were 6 walk-ins, most likely due to the club's Public Image Committee posting signs in the community and posts on Facebook.
Melissa Rotary Service Provides Much-Needed Blood for Texans Judy Dobbs 2023-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Club Teams Up to Deliver Food

Melissa Rotary teamed up with Anytime Fitness Anna to collect and deliver over 100 pounds of food to the Melissa Community Outreach.
Anytime Fitness, Anna has donated $125 for food that Melissa Rotary has committed to the MCO.  Anytime Fitness, Anna donated $5 for each new member that they signed up, plus donations they received from other people. This is a joint service project that Melissa Rotary Club and Anytime Fitness, Anna have worked on together for the past three years.
Melissa Rotary Club Teams Up to Deliver Food John Cave 2023-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary and Melissa Interact Join Forces for Community Service

Melissa Rotary Club and Melissa High School Interact Club have joined forces to serve the community, including Melissa's Fall Fest, Flag installations, and the Veterans' Day Ceremony.
These service projects include helping with parking and booth set-up at the local Fall Fest sponsored by Krogers and supported by the local Chamber of Commerce, and Interact is sponsoring the Fall 2023 Food Drive benefitting the First Melissa Christmas Angel Program and the Melissa Community Outreach Food Pantry, which the Melissa Rotary Club also supports.
The Interact Club also is a contractor for the Melissa Rotary Club Flag Lease Program.  These high school students install and collect U.S. flags in some of the Melissa neighborhoods six times each year, most recently for Veterans Day.
Students from the Melissa High School Interact Club supported this year's annual Melissa Rotary-sponsored Veteran's Day ceremony, which was followed by the dedication of the new Rotary Park.
Melissa Rotary and Melissa Interact Join Forces for Community Service Ken Truax 2023-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa City Police Chief Updates Community at Luncheon

Melissa Chief of Police, Erik Stokes, will give the community an update at a Rotary-sponsored luncheon on Thursday, November 9th.  The "Thanks-giving" luncheon will be held at the Melissa ISD campus in the red building at 12 noon.  It is free to the Melissa residents who RSVP:  MelissaRotary@gmail.com
 
Nov. 9th, 12 noon.
Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters
1904 Cooper Street
Melissa, TX 75454
Please park in the northeast / rear parking lot.
 
Melissa City Police Chief Updates Community at Luncheon Ken Truax 2023-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Sponsors Community Event  on Rotary Youth Exchange

On October 26th at 7 pm, Michael Pugh, District 5810 Youth Exchange Officer, will be speaking at the Melissa Rotary Club "After Work" community get-together. If your High Schoolers or anyone in your family has considered involvement in International Student Exchange programs, you will not want to miss this "Rotary After Work" speaker.
 
The meeting will start at 7pm, at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.  Please park in the northeast (back) parking lot.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange is the only truly international youth exchange with local Rotarians in every location that students would be staying around the world.  Melissa Rotary is getting started with Rotary Youth Exchange https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges by encouraging local Melissa High Schoolers to become an outbound Rotary Exchange Student. The best way to start is by coming to this meeting and by working with our own High School Interact Program.
 
Youth exchange experience looks good on a college resume, due to developing independent thinking skills, living on your own, and developing the ability to adapt to unfamiliar situations.
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
- Develop lifelong leadership skills
- Learn a new language and culture
- Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
- Become a global citizen
Melissa Rotary Sponsors Community Event on Rotary Youth Exchange Ken Truax 2023-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Erik Stokes Joins Melissa Rotary Club

With the start of the new school year, Melissa welcomed a new Police Chief, Erik Stokes.  Erik brought his experience from an awarded 30-year career with the Farmers Branch police department, and he also transferred his Rotarian status to the Melissa Rotary Club.  Erik has been a welcome actively serving member of the Melissa Rotary Club since the end of summer, and was recognized as a new member of the club at the Thursday morning meeting, October 5th.
 
 
 
Erik Stokes Joins Melissa Rotary Club Ken Truax 2023-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Free Luncheon on Mastering Connections through Communications

Jules Altemus will present an online communications workshop "Mastering Connections" to the Melissa Rotary Club and guests at a free noon luncheon on Thursday, October 12.  This will be a leadership workshop for all ages and organizations in the Melissa community.
 
Guests are welcome!  The meeting is 12-1pm at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters,
1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.  Please park in the rear (north east) parking lot.

Jules was a TV anchor and reporter for more than a decade in the DFW area.  In 2017, she became a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer, and coach on mastering connection over communication and leadership development. Jules attributes her years of sales experience as a top recognized sales woman to mastering connection with people from all walks of life.

Melissa Rotary Free Luncheon on Mastering Connections through Communications Ken Truax 2023-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Hosts Upcoming Bond Election Items  Speaker

On October 5 the Melissa Rotary Club is hosting a presentation on the upcoming Bond election.  On November 7, we will be voting on the upcoming Bond items, which will be $683M ($380M for County roads; $260+M to expand the county courts facility; $5.7M for the Collin County Animal Shelter).
Melissa Rotary Hosts Upcoming Bond Election Items Speaker Ken Truax 2023-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
Melissa Rotary Invites Community to Luncheon Featuring ISD Board of Trustees Chairman  Ken Truax 2023-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Everything You've Wanted to Know About the Flag Lease Program

Come to a free lunch THIS THURSDAY, noon/12pm at the United Methodist Church at 3851 McKinney St, Melissa, TX 75454.
 
Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Melissa Rotary Flag Lease Program.
If you are a contractor for the program, a customer of the program, or just want more information.
What is the Melissa Rotary Flag Lease Program?
How many and when do the flags get installed in the community?
What do the lease payments go toward?
Who puts out and picks up the flags?
How does this benefit the Melissa Community?
Can my family get involved?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everything You've Wanted to Know About the Flag Lease Program Ken Truax 2023-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Supports Melissa ISD at Convocation

Melissa Rotary provided $500 toward the Melissa ISD Transportation award at today's Teacher Awards Convocation.  A teacher from every school in Melissa was selected by their peers for these awards, plus awards were given to the overall Melissa ISD Teacher of the Year, along with awards for support groups, such as transportation, technology, security, etc.  The multimedia function was a colorful celebration of all these people do for our young people in our schools.  Each recipient received the award from the sponsor(s) from the Melissa community.  Ken Truax represented the Melissa Rotary Club, along with a sponsor from Vista Physical Therapy, to provide a $1,000 award to the transportation department of Melissa ISD.
Melissa Rotary Supports Melissa ISD at Convocation Ken 2023-08-14 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Repair is Part of the Job

Melissa Rotary Club scheduled another flag repair day to keep the Melissa Rotary Flag Lease flags in order.  On Saturday, August 5th, the Melissa Rotary volunteers had a successful Flag workday. The new Melissa Chief of Police, Eric Stokes, came and helped. A couple of members sewed up some of the damaged flags and the rest of the club members and volunteers replaced the old flags with new. 
Flag Repair is Part of the Job John Cave 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas in July John Cave 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Auto Repair Business Serves Those in Need

Ronda Neuert, founder and President at Helping Hands with Helping Hearts, will be speaking to the Melissa Rotary Club this Thursday evening at 7 pm.  The Melissa community is invited to find out about this local service organization.

Helping Hands with Helping Hearts is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that helps people who are struggling with auto repairs and transportation needs. Ronda and her husband own Progressive Auto, and they their skill and expertise of the automotive industry and give back to the community by providing automotive repairs free of charge for people who can't afford it. They also repair donated vehicles and give them to families without transportation. This enables families to get back on the road and back on their feet.

All Melissa residents are welcome.  The event will be held at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454. Please park in the rear (east) parking lot.

 

Melissa Auto Repair Business Serves Those in Need Ken Truax 2023-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Congressman Keith Self to Speak to the Melissa Community

Newly elected to serve Texas' third district in the 118th U.S. Congress, Keith Self will be speaking to the Melissa community at a Rotary sponsored luncheon from 12-1pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023. 
 
Congressman Self serves on the Foreign Affairs and Veterans Affairs committees, as well as the Election Integrity Caucus.  On June 30, Keith introduced the Electric Vehicle Tax Credits (FAIR-EV Tax Credits) Act.  This bill would prevent our foreign adversaries from receiving tax credits intended for Electric Vehicles.
 
Keith was in the military most of his life, born and raised during his father's service in the U.S. Army, and accepted after high school to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he began a 25-year career of distinguished service. He and his wife, Tracy, have been married since his graduation at West Point. 
 
His military service took him to Grenada, Europe, and the Middle East, including Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraqi Freedom, and to the Pentagon, where he worked on the most sensitive military programs.  Upon retirement from the Army, Keith served as County Judge in Collin County, TX in 2006 -2018.
 
 All Melissa residents are welcome.  Please RSVP to (972) 850-6765, melissarotary@gmail.com.
 
The luncheon will be held at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454. Please park in the rear (east) parking lot.
Congressman Keith Self to Speak to the Melissa Community Ken Truax 2023-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

August 12 You Can Help Provide Blood to Over 50 Texas Counties 

This coming August 12 you can help!
Provide needed blood to over 50 Texas counties.  
Get a free beach towel!
Melissa Rotary is working with Carter BloodCare on Saturday, August 12 in their effort to collect more than 440,000 units of blood products to meet patients' treatment requirements this year.  
Please sign up to help out as soon as possible.  http://bit.ly/44KdqVz
OR Scan the code to get to the sign-up,
OR contact Judy Dobbs - (see the info in the image).
August 12 You Can Help Provide Blood to Over 50 Texas Counties Ken Truax 2023-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary invites community to hear about Streetside Showers

You are invited next Thursday, June 13th, from 12-1pm for a quick bite to eat while being inspired to make a difference.  Lance Olinski will speak to the Melissa Rotary Club for their monthly community luncheon meeting.  Lance is the founder of a mobile shower outreach called "Streetside Showers". Streetside Showers is a Non-Profit Organization that provides showers and hygiene to the homeless in North Texas. He is passionate about serving those that the world has forgotten. His favorite quote is from Bill Wilson of Metro Ministries, “The purest form of love in this world is demonstrated by a person who loves somebody who can give absolutely nothing in return.” He tries to live this out everyday.
 
Residents of Melissa are welcome as guests of Rotary. The meeting starts at noon at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454. Please park in the back parking lot on the east end of the campus.
 
 
 
 
Melissa Rotary invites community to hear about Streetside Showers Ken Truax 2023-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

What's coming next with Rotary!

On July 6 at 7:30 am in a nice cool meeting room on the Melissa ISD administrative campus, you can grab a bite for breakfast with coffee and learn what is coming up for the Melissa Rotary Club for the next 3 months!  This will be our quarterly calendar planning meeting.
 
We welcome anyone who wants to be involved in making a difference in the community, including students out for the summer and leaders of other Melissa organizations who would like to provide insight or suggestions.

Come to the Melissa ISD Admin Red Building at 1904 Cooper St at 7:30 am July 6th.  We finish up by 8:30am.  See you there!
What's coming next with Rotary! Ken Truax 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Blood Drive June 10

Melissa Rotary is again facilitating a Carter Blood Care BLOOD DONATION DAY on June 10 from 8am - 2pm. This one will be held at the Melissa United Methodist Church. Be sure to sign up early to get the spot you want.
Upcoming Blood Drive June 10 Ken Truax 2023-05-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Helps Melissa Build Relationships at Gala Apartments

This past weekend, the Melissa Rotary Club launched a new opportunity for the Melissa community to build relationships.  Young and old alike enjoyed the social get together at the Gala apartments on Saturday morning.  This was the start of Melissa Rotary-sponsored quarterly social opportunities for the young to build relationships with these senior members of the Melissa Community.  
 
The next get-together will be a Christmas in July event for the seniors.  If you are interested in making a big difference in the lives of others, bring your talents and join us.  Share an hour of your time and talents in July by contacting John Cave or Melissa Rotary Club (MelissaRotary@gmail.com) to bring Christmas in July to the seniors at Gala apartments.  These seniors are eager to visit with the young people in our Melissa community.
Rotary Helps Melissa Build Relationships at Gala Apartments Ken Truax 2023-05-14 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Installation

  
May 11, 2023 - The Memorial Day flag installation has begun and will continue over the next two weeks prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. With nearly 900 flags being installed by our teams of volunteers who work around their life schedules, the process will take a while and we appreciate your patience. We install the flags in waves over this period by drilling holes, marking addresses, and installing the flags at each residence for which a flag lease was purchased. Your neighbor may receive theirs before or after you do.
 
Leases remain available and any orders made by May 23 are guaranteed installation for this holiday. Orders after this may be delayed to the Flag Day holiday coming up June 14. If you do not receive your order or have concerns about your flag, please email us at melissarotary@gmail.com  We appreciate your understanding about the length of this process and we appreciate your support for the various organizations using this as a fundraiser.
Flag Installation Dana Conklin 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Wins Go Green Certificate

The Melissa Rotary Club had the most members participate and complete the Go Green Challenge during March and April. The Plano Community Rotaract Club created the Go Green Challenge to celebrate World Rotaract Week and support one of Rotary's seven areas of focus: Protecting the Environment. This was an opportunity for Rotarians and Rotaractors to take action together, as well as to make a difference in their communities. 
Melissa Rotary Wins Go Green Certificate Ken Truax 2023-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Community to Hear Meals on Wheels Update

Rachel Avila, the Collin County Meals on Wheels Community Engagement Coordinator, will speak at a Melissa Rotary sponsored luncheon tomorrow, open to residents of Melissa.  
 
Rachel is excited to share all the ways Meals on Wheels is combating hunger and isolation in the senior community.  Rachel is responsible for developing strategies to promote community engagement through volunteerism.  This fits right in with the Melissa Rotary Club vision to promote service efforts in vital areas of our growing community.  The Club does this is by developing partnerships in a joint effort to strengthen the community.
 
This Thursday at 12:00 noon Rotary will host this luncheon at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.  
Questions or RSVP:  MelissaRotary@gmail.com, (972) 850-6765.
Please park in the back (east) parking lot behind the Melissa ISD administration buildings.  
Melissa Community to Hear Meals on Wheels Update Ken Truax 2023-05-08 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Awarded HS Students $10,000 in College Scholarships

The Melissa Rotary Club has awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to Melissa High School students who are active in the Interact Club. These scholarships are annually awarded to students heading for college. This is a program of the Melissa Rotary Club Foundation, supported by proceeds from the Melissa Rotary flag lease program.
 
Students receiving the scholarships toward their freshman year in college 2023-2024 are:
  • Lindsay Anderson
  • Hannah Avila
  • Blaise Barker
  • Abigail Chaloupka
  • Faith Fortenberry
  • Maisy Gustaveson
  • Rayanne Jones
  • LaGayla Philliph
  • Kenzie Segleski
  • Chloe Walton
The Melissa Rotary Club initiated and sponsors the independent Melissa High School Interact Club. Interact is an international organization that empowers middle school and high school students to serve in their community, developing leadership skills and discovering the power of Service Above Self. Today, there are 20,000+ Interact clubs and 400,000+ Interactors in 150+ countries around the world. 
 
The Melissa Rotary Club promotes service efforts in vital areas of our growing community by developing partnerships in a joint effort to strengthen the community. This includes working with individuals and many student and non-profit organizations in Melissa to coordinate service projects, as well as putting out almost 1,200 flags in Melissa six times per year. 
 
Melissa Rotary Awarded HS Students $10,000 in College Scholarships Ken Truax 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Awards $10,000 in College Scholarships

At this upcoming Thursday evening meeting, the Melissa Rotary Club is awarding $10,000 in scholarships to Melissa High School seniors who are active in the Interact Club. This is a program of the Melissa Rotary Club Foundation, supported by proceeds from the Melissa Rotary flag lease program
 
The Melissa Rotary Club initiated and sponsors the independent Melissa High School Interact Club. Interact is an international organization that empowers middle school and high school students to serve in their community, developing leadership skills and discovering the power of Service Above Self. Today, there are 20,000+ Interact clubs and 400,000+ Interactors in 150+ countries around the world. 
 
The Melissa Rotary Club promotes service efforts in vital areas of our growing community by developing partnerships in a joint effort to strengthen the community. This includes working with individuals and many student and non-profit organizations in Melissa to coordinate service projects, as well as putting out almost 1,200 flags in Melissa six times per year. 
 
Melissa Rotary Awards $10,000 in College Scholarships Ken Truax 2023-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Community Stroke Program Hosted by Melissa Rotary Club

The Melissa Community was invited to a free luncheon hosted by the Melissa Rotary Club April 13, 2023.  Robert Palmer, BSN, RN, CEN, the Stroke Coordinator at Texas Health Allen, spoke to around 20 members and leaders of Rotary and the Melissa Community.
 
Palmer has been a registered nurse for 25 years, and for the past 18 years has worked at Texas Health Plano. As a registered nurse, he has managed the emergency department at Texas Health Prosper.  He has also worked in the emergency and critical care departments at Texas Health Plano.
The luncheon was held 12pm to 1pm Thursday, April 13th, at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.  
Community Stroke Program Hosted by Melissa Rotary Club Ken Truax 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

Earth Vision President Speaks at Rotary Community Lunch

Jeff Card will speak to the community at the Melissa Rotary luncheon this Thursday noon.  
 
Jeff is the managing partner of The Red Feather wine bar in Melissa, and president of Earth.Vision, a company that supports commercial real estate transactions by leveraging technology, data (demographics, customer intercepts, aerials, retail, segmentation), GIS mapping, and analytics.
 
Jeff and his wife Meagan have four children and have been Melissa residents since 2014
 
The meeting is held in the red Crossland Learning Center building at 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.  All are welcome.  Please park in the back (east) parking lot.
Earth Vision President Speaks at Rotary Community Lunch Ken Truax 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa HS Interact Club Service Project Sews 200 Dresses

On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, the Melissa Interact Club, a high school organization sponsored by the Melissa Rotary Club, led a community project to sew and fill boxes of pillowcase dresses to ship to Africa and many other countries.
 
The club provided opportunities for volunteers to help sew and package the dresses.  The students and volunteers made over 200 dresses to ship to little girls in Africa.
 
The club also provided opportunities for volunteers to donate materials and money to buy materials, as well as contribute to the $2/dress average shipping cost
You can find more information on the global project here, or inquire at Info@LittleDressesforAfrica.com 
 
Dresses are sent to LDFA to distribute through mission groups all over the world, and taken personally by our teams, or sent in large quantities through our 40 ft containers twice a year to our warehouse in Malawi. During dress distribution, the LDFA organization identifies other needs with regard to: clean water, primary education, and community.

Little Dresses for Africa is a registered Christian non-profit 501c3, founded in 2008, which sends relief to all parts of Africa and many countries beyond, through the distribution of little dresses made by volunteers from all over the world. 
 
"We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope.";  Hope changes how a child sees himself.
The LDFA goal continues to be to honor the most vulnerable of God's children through this type of humanitarian relief. Through these dresses, LDFA offers relief through clean water, education and community.
Melissa HS Interact Club Service Project Sews 200 Dresses Ken Truax 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Thursday Noon Community Event! Highlights Learning Theory and Tools to Improve Communication

This Thursday, the Melissa community is invited to a unique lunch-time opportunity.  
The Rotary Club is sponsoring a world-renowned speaker who will bring humor and learning, providing those who attend with loads of ideas for improving their educational and professional environment.  
 
The lunch will be held at the Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD headquarters, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX 75454.
All are invited.  Please RSVP to MelissaRotary@Gmail.com.
Thursday Noon Community Event! Highlights Learning Theory and Tools to Improve Communication Ken Truax 2023-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
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Dennisha Denny Shares How to Achieve What You Want

"Onward Adventures", a company dedicated to unlock radical change for personal impact, is the latest business founded by Dennisha Denney and her business partner, Drew Myers.  
 
Dennisha will be speaking to the Melissa Rotary Club September 29th at 7:30am at the Melissa ISD administrative offices, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX  75454.  All are welcome to attend.
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RYLA Award Recipients REACH FOR THE FUTURE

At the August 18, 2022, Melissa Rotary Club meeting, Rotary District 5810 2022 Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp participants told Rotarians how they came to “Reach for the Future” from their experience at Camp RYLA May 29-June 3, this year.
 
These award recipients recommended that the incoming MISD juniors get involved in the Melissa InterAct Club and apply for the upcoming 2023 RYLA camp awards in order to participate in the ultimate leadership training experience.
 
Those involved with Texas youth, or anyone wanting to find out how a 2022-23 high school junior you know can get involved, keep in touch with the MHS Interact Club and Melissa Rotary Club. The MHS Interact club brings together Melissa students ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills and learn about the world through service projects and activities. 
RYLA Award Recipients REACH FOR THE FUTURE Ken Truax 2022-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Camp RYLA,InterAct,Leadership,Melissa Rotary,Youth

College Students Get Steps to Employment at August 25th Rotary Program

Melissa area college-bound students and their parents have a unique upcoming opportunity to learn about a customized game plan for becoming employable long before they graduate.  
 
Steve Longo, Managing Partner of the NextStep Coaching LLC program will provide details Thursday, August 25th, at 7:00pm.  This timely meeting is for college students, freshman through seniors, as well as "not yet employed" graduates, and family members.  
 
This special Rotary at Night meeting will be held in the Melissa Administration building, 1904 Cooper Street, Melissa, TX  75454.
 
 
College Students Get Steps to Employment at August 25th Rotary Program Ken Truax 2022-08-15 05:00:00Z 0 Career,College,Job Application,Resume,Steve Longo,job market,leadership,management
Melissa Rotary Recognizes MREC Teacher of the Year Ken Truax 2022-08-08 05:00:00Z 0 Andre Bradford,Cardinal Way,Keith Murphy,Melissa ISD,Melissa Rotary,S.C. Says,teacher of the year
Author John Layne Brings the Wild West to Members and Guests at July 28th Rotary Social Ken Truax 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0 John Layne,Paramount 1883

New 2022-23 Melissa Rotary Officers Installed

Jesse Hauptrief was sworn in June 16th to lead the Melissa Rotary Club through the next year, focusing on expanding the club's service and membership to encompass the rapidly growing and diverse community of Melissa, Texas.
New 2022-23 Melissa Rotary Officers Installed Ken Truax 2022-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Melissa Families Honor the Fallen in Rotary-hosted Memorial Day Ceremony Ken Truax 2022-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Melissa Rotary Gets an Update on Renewable Energy  Kenneth Truax 2022-05-12 05:00:00Z 0 Dan Moulton,John Muir,Melissa Rotary,Renewable Energy,Sierra Club
New Insights on a Healthy Life and Chinese Medicine Inspires Rotarians and Guests Ken Truax 2022-05-05 05:00:00Z 0 Caltech,Chinese medicine,Taoism,Wen Chen,healthy lifestyle
Rebecca Jowers speaks to Rotary about Human Trafficking and the Poiema Foundation to Save Lives Ken Truax 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0 Melissa Rotary,Melissa Texas,Rebecca Jowers,Rotary,human trafficking,poiema foundation
Wreaths Across America John Cave 2022-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Library Work Day John Cave 2022-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Blood Drive 2022-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Award 2021-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Veteran Comfort Kits 2021-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Service above Self COVID 2021-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Hygiene Kit Packing John Cave 2020-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Lifetime Achievement Award John Cave 2020-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
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