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.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0