North Texas Pioneers Rotary’s Water Project
 

After three years of hard work North Texas Pioneers has finally cut the ribbon on the House of Light Casa de Luz water purification project in the Dominican Republic. It’s a very rewarding feeling for our members and the citizens there to know they have clean safe water for the first time! Thanks to Bob Hill for his hard work on the project!
North Texas Pioneers Rotary’s Water Project   2024-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

New Roof for the Church of the Living God PGT Plano

Bishop R. T. Turner a member of the North Texas Pioneer club mentioned at a club meeting his church was in bad need of a new roof. With the help of the club's members through fundraisers and donations and the much-needed donation and help from Absolute Roofing their new roof was not a dream but a reality. The members of the church are very appreciative to Rotary for their kindness!
New Roof for the Church of the Living God PGT Plano 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

New Eagle

Posted by DL
 
Our new BSA Eagle from Troop 404
New Eagle DL 2024-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

Party at Sr. Center

We had a GREAT time at our Holiday Party with the members of the Park in Plano, Nursing Home. Gifts, cake and drinks and FUN for all. God bless our older community members. North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club giving back in so many ways. Thanks to all of the member that gave of their time and the price of their gifts.
 
 
Party at Sr. Center 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Packing Meals for Hungry Children

Today was an exciting day for the North Texas Pioneers Rotary! Ten of us members went to Lovepacs in Plano and packed boxes of food for the children who would otherwise go hungry during the holidays. It is a very rewarding organization which as of 2022 has served 3.5 million needy children during school holiday breaks. 
Packing Meals for Hungry Children 2023-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Helping To Save Lives

Brigitte had a fun, fantastic blood drive Saturday.  She and Daniel were the only two from our club helping. But they got five donors which can save 15 lives!
Not only did they work the blood drive but they had a great time at the international festival per the pictures! 
Helping To Save Lives 2023-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Halloween Party 2023-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Pioneers Raising Funds for Church

The North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club is raising funds for urgent repairs for The House of God located in Plano, TX. The church needs a new roof, new windows, and other updates. The House of God is a small, neighborhood church serving east Plano.  Click to donate.
North Texas Pioneers Raising Funds for Church 2023-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Our Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser is Saturday, October 7th, 2023 8:00 AM to 11:00AM at C3 Auto Dealership, 3101 Premier Dr, Plano, TX. Tickets: Adults $12 and Child $6. Proceeds benefit Veterans Fundraiser. Click to buy tickets.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 2023-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Serving Children in Need

We all know how expensive food has become. Yesterday was a great day for our club, we were able to fill 70 love pack boxes for the Plano ISD children needing help with food. What a great organization. A lot Love was put in those boxes along with friendship and fun.
Serving Children in Need 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Giving

Bill Dendy LOVES Rotary. He will be at our Rotary Club meeting this Wednesday night, to tell us all about the Rotary Foundation Who, Why & How.
Foundation Giving 2023-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 9 - Bridget Kenworthy, Days for Girls

Bridget Kenworthy addresses world suffering through sewing, which she’s been learning since she was 5 years old. Currently, she sews for two non-profit organizations: Celestial Hands and Days for Girls. Bridget has degrees in art and music education; and graduated from the Living School for Action & Contemplation in July 2023. When she’s not sewing to save the world, Bridget can be found appreciating the developing minds of her 3 kids (ages 14, 7, and 4), building her marriage, and building a backyard deck.
 
Aug 9 - Bridget Kenworthy, Days for Girls 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4th of July 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Pioneers Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club’s main service project of the year is the Battle of the Badges blood drive honoring the Plano Police and Firemen. We had nine blood drives in five days in July. We acquired 378 units of blood which can save up to 1134 lives. After the Police winning the battle with most votes the past few years the Fireman won this year with 296 voted to Police 137. Our club’s rewarding blood drives are the results of the dedication and hard work of our member Vicky Long.
North Texas Pioneers Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2023-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Proud Sponsor at District & Club Leader Installation 2023-07-07 05:00:00Z 0

4th of July Parade in Plano

Join us at the 4th of the July Parade in Plano as we celebrate the USA at Plano's All American 4th on Tuesday, July 4! This is a free, family-friendly event open to the public. The parade is hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Plano.
 
The festival opens at 6 p.m., the parade starts at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The festival ends at 10 p.m. Parking will be available at Collin College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074.
4th of July Parade in Plano 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
June 14th Speaker - Jeff McKissack 2023-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Fundraiser for Second Chance SPCA

North Texas Pioneers Rotary held a fundraiser for Second Chance SPCA at the Red Truck Cafe. Thank you James and your staff for a great evening of fun, good food and fellowship. As you know all shelters are having a high intake of pets and have a hardship financially with the outbreak of canine flu.
 
We raffled off plush dogs wearing a Rotary shirt ”Rotarian on Walk”, sold candles, t-shirts and took in donations. Thank you all for participating and donating to this good cause.
Fundraiser for Second Chance SPCA 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Cake Walk at the Adoption Fair

North Texas Pioneers Rotary did their famous cake walk at the adoption Fair Carnival again this year. Thank you Dee Neukranz, Liz Kyriacou Lansing, Janet Beattie, Tom Wike, Daniel Solcher, Don Mellor and Brigitte Elking for a fun cake walk.
Cake Walk at the Adoption Fair 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Valentine's at the Park Nursing Home

North Texas Pioneers Rotary gave a Valentines Party to the residents of The Parks nursing home in Plano. They so enjoyed decorating cookies, playing chair volley ball and especially singing love songs.
Valentine's at the Park Nursing Home 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

Meeting Canceled

Due to the bad Texas weather, we have canceled our next General Club meeting, PLEASE check Club Runner for any updates on our meeting and events.
Meeting Canceled 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

BSA Award

The North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club is proud to Charter 7 of the Units in BSA Chisholm Trail District. Three of our members are Scout leaders in the District. COR/Cub-Master, Daniel Long, Sargent at Arms Ed Rys, and Scout Master Jim Wright.
BSA Award 2023-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

Plano Rotary Clubs Joint Holiday Party

The five Plano Rotary Clubs celebrated the holidays together with great food, ugly sweaters an a coat drive for Plano Christmas Cops. It was a quick count that revealed a collection of 75-80 new coats for kids of all ages in Plano. This effort has become a tradition for Rotary Clubs in Plano. 
 
Plano Christmas Cops keeps a private list each year of kids they realize have no coats or coats they have outgrown. While visiting with families, they determine the needs and then sort coats and toys like the ones Rotary collected.  The parents get to come pick up the goodies from Plano Christmas Cops so they are able to surprise their kids at Christmas.
 
It is always a joy for old and new friends to gather together to catch up and reminisce about days gone by.
Plano Rotary Clubs Joint Holiday Party 2022-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Holiday Parade

Save the Date for the Holiday Parade “March of the Toys” – December 10, 2022. The Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. from a brand-new downtown location. A festival in Toyland will be held in the North parking lot of the Plano Municipal Building immediately following the parade. Stop by to see the winning floats, Santa and Ms. Claus, enjoy Holiday music, crafts, food trucks, vendors and a winter kid zone! Toyland will be open until 1:30 p.m.  
Holiday Parade 2022-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Veterans 2022-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Halloween Party 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser 2022-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

5th Annual Back to School Project

Rotary Club of North Texas Pioneers members raised funds for Jaxson Turner's Never 2 Young 2 Care Charity - N2Y2C 5th Annual Back to School Project.
5th Annual Back to School Project 2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Our members have been super busy this week working for the Battle of Badges Blood Drive between the Plano Police and Fire Department. Thank you to all that came out and donated!
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2022-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

July 4th - Plano Parade

 
Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us at the All American 4th of July Parade at Collin College! Save the date of Dec. 10th for our next Rotary Parades of Plano!
July 4th - Plano Parade 2022-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
End of Rotary Year Party 2022-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Promoting Literacy at Mendenhall Elementary 2022-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Bringing Smiles to Others 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Supporting the Van Alstyne Police Department 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

All Plano Rotary Club Holiday Party

All Plano Rotary Club Holiday Party at the Haggard Party Barn! We collected coats for donations to Christmas Cops. Great to see Rotarians from other Plano Clubs and to celebrate the holidays.
All Plano Rotary Club Holiday Party 2021-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Collin County Sheriff Skinner

Great meeting last night at Fishmongers. We had the Collin County Sheriff Skinner, Assistant Chief Selman and Captain Bristow as guest speakers. Great presentation and what great things he is doing for not only the county but Texas.
Speaker - Collin County Sheriff Skinner 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Supporting Minnie's Food Pantry Food Drive

Another great day of service with the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club! Anna Harris and I just dropped off 235lbs of food and a $50 Aldi gift card to Minnie's Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving Food Drive! So thankful for all of our club members who give so generously from their heart!
Supporting Minnie's Food Pantry Food Drive 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Plano Rotary Clubs Holiday Party 2021-11-16 06:00:00Z 0

Successful Halloween Party Fundraiser 

On Wednesday, October 27th, the North Texas Pioneers Rotary club had their annual Halloween party and fundraiser at the El Norte Restaurant in Plano, TX.  The party was a great success and was raising money for the Veterans Produce non profit organization (https://www.veteransproduce.org/) . The guests included almost the whole North Texas Pioneers Rotary club, Mary Bedosky (Assistant Governer for District 5810), members from the Plano Sunrise and Plano Rotaract clubs and the Executive Director from Veterans Produce, TC Beckett.  
 
We had a great costume competition, as well as an exciting live auction!  We are very grateful and thankful to everyone who attended and look forward to presenting our proceeds to Veterans Produce at our Veteran's Day event on November 10th."
Successful Halloween Party Fundraiser 2021-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Oct 27 - Halloween Party

Come join us on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30PM for our Annual Halloween Party at the El Norte Grill, 2205 Parker Rd., Plano, TX 75023. We will have buffet of combo fajitas, with all the trimmings, and several sampler appetizers (flautas, queso, stuffed jalapeños and guacamole) Soft and Alcohol drinks not included. Meal ticket and admission is $25.00 All proceeds will go to a veteran organization. Costume not required but encouraged as we have prizes to give away.
Oct 27 - Halloween Party 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Pancake Fundraiser

We had a good turnout, thank you to all the Rotarians, friends and family who came to support this fundraiser.  Funds will be for a veteran organization given at our special veteran meeting on November 10, 2021.

 
Annual Pancake Fundraiser 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

Joint Service Project For Empowering Girls

Newman Smith Interact, North Texas Pioneers Rotary and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary joined together to achieve one purpose in this the year to Empower the Girl. The Newman Smith Interact Club of Carrollton raised $232 from a sale of Halloween and Christmas items at the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club, a $250 donation from John Dodd (president of the CFB Rotary Club) with the remainder of the money from the Interact club's budget to complete the money that is needed to sponsor a girl from Malawi for her room, board and tuition for the year.
Joint Service Project For Empowering Girls 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Aug 25 - Never 2 Young to Care Charity (N2Y2C)

On Wednesday, August 25th, the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club had a very exciting meeting.  We inducted two new members into our club, Jose and Maria Alvarez, who will be wonderful additions to our club.  Our guest speaker, Jaxson Turner, founder and CEO of Never 2 Young to Care Charity (N2Y2C), was sharing with us all the amazing things he has done with his charity since he was 12 years old. 
Aug 25 - Never 2 Young to Care Charity (N2Y2C) 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Helping Save Lives

Our Club Members volunteered for the August Carter BloodCare Drive. This was a great Blood Drive and all the rain did NOT STOP our Clubs workers. 
Helping Save Lives 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Proud Co-Sponsor - Plano Community Rotaract 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Spring Swing Tournament 2021-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our Flag Daniel Long 2020-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Party - LUAU Daniel Long 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring Our Veterans

Wonderful special Veteran meeting, honoring all Rotarian and non Rotarian Veterans.
Honoring Our Veterans 2019-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
4th of July Celebration 2019-07-05 05:00:00Z 0