Meet Kimberly Hall 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Oct. 14 - Kimbrey Hall 

Kimberly Hall, Irving Fire Department Fire Prevention Specialist spoke on Fire Prevention Education.
Oct. 14 - Kimbrey Hall 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Donation to Rotaract Club 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member - Derek! 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Sept 30 - Rotaract Presentation 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Officers Recieve Pen Honorarium 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Huamn Trafficking Initiative 

Rotarian / Councilman Oscar Ward shared the IPD initiative to enhance awareness to fight the scourge of Human Trafficking.
Huamn Trafficking Initiative 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Michael Basoco & Rotaract President Charlie Mihaliak 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Meet Derek Ragan

Jeff and Derek receiving a Irving Sunrise Rotary Pen honorarium for Derek’s presentation.
Meet Derek Ragan 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Derek Ragan 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Frederick P. Lohmann 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Frederick P. Lohmann 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Cecily Marcus 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Cecily Marcus, Sales Director 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Holly Hollenback 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Aug 26 - Holly Hollenbeck 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Aug 19 - John Drake 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer 2021-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Aug. 12 - Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer 2021-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Barry Allen 2021-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Aug 5 - Barry Allen 2021-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Jeff Cober Named President Elect 2022-23 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Assistant DG Charles Dowden 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
July 29 - Charles Dowden, Assistant District Governor 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Richard Stewart 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Richard Stewart, Vietnam Veteran 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Special Dedication

Plaque presentation by current President Cindy Porter and past President, Larry Leon to Michael Basoco.  It was in “Recognition of Outstanding Dedication and Service as Irving Sunrise Rotary Club President 2020-2021.
Special Dedication 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Flag Exchange with Lewisville Noon Rotary 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Dr. Van Parham 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
July 15 - Dr. Van Parham 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Max Duplant 2021-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Max Duplant, District Governor Visit 2021-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Donation for Foundation Giving 2021-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
2021-2022 Induction Meeting 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
President Cindy Porter's Inaugural Meeting 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Simon Sinek, TED Talk on "How great leaders inspire action" 2021-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Meet T. Burrel Poston 2021-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
T. Burrel Poston, Development Officer, TX Scottish Rite Hospital 2021-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Lazaro Alvarez 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
June 10 - Lazaro Alvarez 2021-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Al Zapanta 2021-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
June 3 - Al Zapanta, Irving City Councilman 2021-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

Olympic Day Irving Las Colinas 2021

 Join us this summer, June 25-26, 2021, as we celebrate Olympic Day Irving-Las Colinas. Olympic Day Irving-Las Colinas weekend events will include sports, cultural and educational activities including an Olympic Day Run (Family Fun Walk & Run, 5K and 10K distances), sports tournaments, exhibitions, music and educational seminars. The myriad of Olympic Day activities June 25 - June 26 are open and accessible to the public at large, not just for Irving city residents.

Whether you wish to register to participate in one of our many sporting events, engage in the Japanese cultural and arts activities, or simply volunteer to make Olympic Day a success, we look forward to welcoming you to Irving this summer! For more information please visit:

We are seeking volunteers for this event -

Olympic Day Irving Las Colinas 2021 2021-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
May Adopt-A-Spot Project 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
May 27 - Jeff Cober 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Jeff Cober 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Dr. Natalie Roberts 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
May 20 - Natalie Roberts 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Meet the Alliance 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
May 13 - The Alliance 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Major Eric King 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
May 6 - Major Eric K. King 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
Meet UD Rotaract Club 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
April 29 - Rotaract Presentation 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
April Adopt-A-Spot Project 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
April 22 - Rev. Dennis Webb 2021-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Rev. Dennis Webb 2021-04-22 05:00:00Z 0

Remembering Bill Hooten

Bill was a model Rotarian and will be deeply missed.  As a decades long member of the Irving Sunrise Rotary, he generously share his time and treasure in service to others.  May God keep and hold him and may comfort come to all his loved ones.  Bill passed away April 14, 2021.
Remembering Bill Hooten 2021-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Meet George Rictheske 2021-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
April 15 - George Ritcheske 2021-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Kevlin Meyers 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
April 8 - Kevlin Meyers 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Jay Maymi 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
April 1 - Jay Maymi 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Lori Crider 2021-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
March 25 - Lori Crider 2021-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
March - Service Project 2021-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
March 18 - Anjelica Solano 2021-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
March 11 - Barry Hoffman 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Barry Hoffman 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club of University of Dallas' Brown Bag Lunch Service Project 2021-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Sharon Arrington 2021-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
March 4 - Sharon Arrington, Griefshare 2021-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Weclome New Member - Jeff Cober 2021-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Meet John Drake 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Feb 25 - John Drake 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Feb. 11 - Chris Hillman 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Chris Hillman 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Ric Kellogg 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
Ric Kellogg - Hilltop Securities 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Katie Ham 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Jan 28 - Katie Ham

To learn more, contact Katie at: 972-661-0015
Jan 28 - Katie Ham 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Jim Hrncir 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Jan 21- Jim Hrncir, Owner of Las Colinas Pharmacy  2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Jan 14 - Sully Kessler 2021-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Meet Sully Kessler 2021-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Dec. 17 - Dr. LeBarr 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
Dec 10 - University of Dallas Holiday Presentation 2020-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
Dec 3 - Preeminent Technology 2020-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
Nov. 19 - Rodrick Roberts 2020-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Nov. 12 - Jan Rainey, PureAir Living 2020-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
Nov. 5 - Jeff Whittle 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
Oct 29 - Bernard Weinstein 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Oct 22 - Meeting 2020-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor, John Moser 2020-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Adopt-a-Spot Rookie Michael Basoco 2020-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory 

With extreme sorrow, wanted to let the club know Ken Johnson passed Wednesday 14Oct20. On Tuesday 13Oct20, he had a heart attack walking around the duck ponds on Rochelle, walked himself home, went to hospital and they transferred him to Baylor heart hospital Plano. They did angioplasty to give him some temporary relief and it helped. He spoke at length with members Tuesday afternoon and was in good spirits as they recounted fun times, laughed and joked and discussed the bypass surgery they had him scheduled for on wed morning. At 3am wed morning, he had a second heart attack and they struggled to save Ken until 5 am when the team realized he was gone.  His son Craig had flown into town to help his mom, Pam, as she has hip replacement just 2 weeks ago. His son, wife and daughter Kelly had been with him at the hospital. Very sad day to have lost such a great friend and good man. Our prayers are with Pam and Craig and the entire family. O Lord please provide comfort to this family and the family of many many friends Ken and Pam have touched . Services are: Private family memorial Monday 10/19 @ 10 am. Public reception at Las Colinas Country Club, Irving , TX outdoor pool area 11:30-1:30 pm. Proper masks mandatory at all times.
In Memory 2020-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Oct. 15 Meeting 2020-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Susan Motley, North Texas League of Women Voters 2020-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Help Support the (PAL) Police Athletic League Raffle 2020-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Dean Lewis' "6 Comedian's Secrets Every Speaker Should Know" 2020-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Oct 1 - Cash Flow Strategies 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Sept 24 - 

“Irving Fire Chief Conley delivers a department update and future vision.  Special thanks to Councilman Oscar Ward for arranging.”
Sept 24 - 2020-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Adopt-a-Spot Rookies 2020-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Sept 17 - Dr. Elba Garcia 2020-09-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarian at Work

Irving Sunrise Rotary President Michael Basoco and his wife Kathleen spent Friday and Saturday morning at Singley Acadamy and Irving HS sharing voter registration cards.
Rotarian at Work 2020-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Sally Grantvedt, District Star Award Winner! 2020-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
September 3 - Diamond Exchange 2020-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Member, Roderick Roberts 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Roderick Roberts "Touches the Pole" 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Jim Hrncir, Paul Harris Fellow +3 2020-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
June 20 Meeting 2020-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
August 6th Meeting 2020-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to our Paul Harris Fellows!

We are proud to honor the service of 7 Rotarians as they join the international network of the Paul Harris Fellows: 2 PHF +3 (Jim Hmcir, James Kennedy), 1 PHF +2 (Rosemary Robbins), 1 PHF +1 (Sally Grantvedt) & 3 PHF ( C.D.D. Heinen, Michael Huebner, Robert Whitney)  See Photos
Congratulations to our Paul Harris Fellows! 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Origins of Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The Origins of Paul Harris Fellow Recognition 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rick Larsen Memorial 2020-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
July 16th Meeting 2020-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
The Impossible Calling 2020-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Year 2020-21 2020-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Norma Wade-Adams 2019-03-21 05:00:00Z 0

Midtown Express

Posted on Aug 30, 2018
Midtown Express 95% Complete!!!!  Expect 100% Completion by the end of the year.  
Midtown Express Mike Grantham 2018-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
TEXpress Lanes Mike Grantham 2018-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
What Is Rotary? 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Al Zapanta, US - Mexico Chamber of Commerce 2018-05-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotoract Presentation on the US Embassy to the Vatican

Mauree O'Toole and Teresa Haney talk about the 15 weeks that they spent at the US Embassy to the Vatican in Rome, Italy

The entire Rotaract Crew for Maureen and Teresa's Presentation...Great turnout to support their fellow Rotoracts!

They worked closely with the US Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, in the Public Affair Department
Rotoract Presentation on the US Embassy to the Vatican 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

Baylor Irving--John Drake

John Drake talks about the $130 MM Capital Investment in Baylor Irving Hospital
Dynamic Speaker, John Drake of Baylor Irving:  "There are three types of Hospitals--1. For Profit, 2. Public, 3. Charity, which is what  Baylor Irving Hospital is."
 Attentive Audience of Irving Sunrise Rotarians!
Baylor Irving--John Drake 2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Trip Guatemala with the Rick and Kelly Kellogg 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Nancy Little, PHD--The Power of Possibility Thinking 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
Jeff Spivey, Chief of Police City of Irving, Texas 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Jessica Rector, Tame the Brain 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star Telegram 2018-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Faith Johnson, Dallas County District Attorney 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

We Mourn The Loss of Billy Coburn

We mourn the loss of our own Billy Coburn, an Irving Sunrise Rotarian for many years.  She epitomized the Rotary creed of Service before Self! Billie, you will be missed by all of your fellow Rotarians. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas 75211. Those wishing to attend the committal service may gather in Lane 1 at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. See obituary
We Mourn The Loss of Billy Coburn 2018-01-24 06:00:00Z 0

Packing Party for Unite for Troops, Porter's Army Navy

The Irving Sunrise Rotary Participated the Packing Party for Unite for Troops, through the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, sponsored by our own Cindy Porter, Porter's Army Navy, on Saturday, January 20, 2017.

We sent out 400 care packages to our military troops overseas.  
Packing Party for Unite for Troops, Porter's Army Navy Larry Leon 2018-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Grapefruit Fun Facts

  • Rio-Star variety - the reddest, sweetest grapefruit ever developed and Grown in the Rio Grande Valley in the orchards operated by Teresa Comacho and her husband.
  • Delivered to you within 3-4 days after being picked.
  • They will easily have a 4-5 week shelf life, longer in a cool garage.
  • This variety was developed by Texas A/M and has only been grown successfully in the valley.  Florida, Arizona and California have all tried and failed.
  • Medical Fact- 1/2 to 1 grapefruit per day will NOT affect blood levels of Cholesterol lowering medications (the studies were done with 8-16 oz of grapefruit juice- equivalent of eating 4-8 grapefruit /day).
Grapefruit Fun Facts 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

Van Parham trip to Dominican Republic

The Mission trip took place from October 7,2017 thru October 14, 2017.  The dental mission trip was part of the Midwest Medical Mission in Samara, Santo Domingo.  Activities were at Hospital Dr. Leopoldo POU.  Work supported Dr. Van Parham and his staff as well as 2 local interpreters.  There were 594 patients seen in the clinic as well as 121 patients seen by Dr. Parham.  There were 147 extractions and 63 surgical procedures including hernias, gall bladders, appendix, hysterectomies as well as growths removed.  Also people with prosthetics legs and arms were seen by the team. 
Van Parham trip to Dominican Republic Richard A. Larsen 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Ashlie Woods--Photographer & Wildhearted Coach 2017-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 12 - Joy

Joy Goodrum gave the Irving Sunrise Rotary Club an impassioned presentation on behalf of La Buena Vida Foundation. They are doing great work for young people in Irving!
Oct 12 - Joy 2017-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Sept 21 - Elaine Scholly of the Alzheimer’s Associate 2017-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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