Speaker Date Topic
NO MEETING CHRISTMAS Dec 22, 2017
NO MEETING NEW YEARS Dec 29, 2017
Chris Hill, Collin County Commissioner Jan 05, 2018
Collin County Budget and 2018 Update
Student of the Month - MCA / MHS Choir Jan 12, 2018
Jim Malatich Jan 19, 2018
Hope's Door
Dr. Albert Tezeno Jan 26, 2018
Collin College
Eppy Thern Feb 02, 2018
Shiloh Place
Darrell Auterson Feb 09, 2018
MEDC - New Developments in McKinney
Darrell AutersonBiography
Darrell Auterson joined the McKinney Economic Development Corporation in July 2016.

Darrell most recently served as President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance in York County, Pennsylvania since 2012 and previously worked in the same role at the York County Economic Development Corporation since 2002. 

During his time as President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance / York County Economic Development Corporation, Darrell facilitated major projects resulting in the retention and creation of more than 14,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion of public and private investment. He led the merger of the economic development corporation with the Chamber of Commerce to create the York County Economic Alliance. Darrell has also previously held business and economic development positions in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina and California. 
 
Darrell serves on the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council and is a member of several professional economic and business development organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in urban regional studies from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. 
 
Student of the Month - McKinney Boyd High School Feb 16, 2018
Terry Hamilton Feb 23, 2018
Collin County Appraisal District - What you wish you knew !
Mike Bell and Paul Powell Mar 02, 2018
Flag Program Kick Off
Stella Stevens Mar 09, 2018
Student of the Month - MNHS
Valerie Grimes Mar 16, 2018
How to Wear All those Hats, Effortlessly and Sustainably

As a business owner and mother I learned the hard way the importance of life balance.

It wasn’t until after the rug got pulled out from under me that I found a way to use my natural abilities to create the work/home balance so that I more enjoyed my life AND to be calm, clear minded and relaxed throughout the day.  How?  With Hypnosis.  Valerie Grimes, hypnotist will share her personal story and explain how and why hypnosis is effective for helping you be your best.

 

Valerie Grimes Mar 16, 2018
How to Wear All those Hats, Effortlessly and Sustainably

As a business owner and mother I learned the hard way the importance of life balance.

It wasn’t until after the rug got pulled out from under me that I found a way to use my natural abilities to create the work/home balance so that I more enjoyed my life AND to be calm, clear minded and relaxed throughout the day.  How?  With Hypnosis.  Valerie Grimes, hypnotist will share her personal story and explain how and why hypnosis is effective for helping you be your best.

 

Cc Theophine and David Kelly Mar 23, 2018
Rotary's International Programs
NO MEETING GOOD FRIDAY Mar 30, 2018
James Hilliard Apr 06, 2018
Camp Gilmont - Special program focused on children with serious dietary restrictions
Carolyn Jackson and MYL Apr 13, 2018
McKinney Youth Leadership Student Project Presentations
Stella Stevens Apr 13, 2018
Student of the Month - MCA
Melanie Perkins Apr 20, 2018
Community Lifeline

communitylifeline.org/about

For most of us, life is a fairly even flow of obligations, punctuated by the occasional unexpected event. But for some – and it could easily be someone we know – the unexpected becomes overwhelming. Illness, separation, job loss, family crisis: these are events that make getting from point A to point B impossible without assistance.

That’s where Community Lifeline Center steps in: assisting local residents manage crises and navigate their way back to self-sufficiency. This assistance ranges from financial help—rent, utilities, food, medical or prescription assistance—to job search training, credit and budget counseling, and advocacy. Community Lifeline Center also promotes special projects throughout the year such as collecting and distributing holiday meals.

Community Lifeline Center exists because a community stands tallest when it kneels to offer a helping hand.

Our History

Community Lifeline Center was born as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1989 when a group of churches determined it was best to work together in supporting and meeting the needs of people in need. We’ve evolved and grown over the years but our original purpose remains unchanged:  to be the premiere place for providing assistance, information and referral services for the residents of McKinney and north Collin County.

Funding is mainly provided by individual and business donations, and by local churches.  Additional support is at times provided by TXU Energy, CoServ Charitable Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), City of McKinney Community Development Block Grant & Community Support, churches, and local businesses.

Our Service Area

We serve individuals and families who reside in the cities of Altoga, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina, Copeville, Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Lowery Crossing, McKinney, Melissa, Nevada, New Hope, Princeton, Prosper, Westminster, and Weston.

Angela Poen Apr 27, 2018
Community Garden Kitchen

About Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County

The Community Garden Kitchen will be a nearly 5,000 square foot free-standing building on the property of Holy Family School. The land for the facility has been provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Architectural and design work has already been completed.

Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County, Inc. (CGK) began in 2014, blossoming from a discussion around a kitchen table about hunger in the community. Discovering there was no place in Collin County that served prepared, healthy meals on a daily basis, the group decided to build a permanent place to feed those in need.

Today we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with the goal to eliminate hunger in our community.

These friends and others who’ve joined this endeavor believe that no one residing in Collin County, Texas should be food insecure. Today, over 15% of our county’s residents who live below the poverty line struggle to have enough food to sustain healthy, productive lives. Data shows that McKinney, our county seat, is the epicenter of food insecurity in our county.

exteriorCommunity Garden Kitchen has teamed with Holy Family School of McKinney to design a multi-use facility which will be shared by the school and CGK as a place to prepare and serve meals. The building will also be used for community meetings, and instructional classes in food preparation, nutrition and health.

Our relationship with Holy Family School is one that will benefit both the pre-school students who attend the school and our neighbors in need. During the day, the students and staff will use this much-needed facility, and in the evening the kitchen and dining room will be open to volunteers and guests.

 

John Moser May 11, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Stella Stevens May 18, 2018
Student of the Month - Imagine / Serenity High
Sheriff Skinner May 25, 2018
Meet at Collin County Jail, Lunch and Tour
Tom Petrowski, FBI Jun 01, 2018
Middle Eastern & US State of Affairs

Tom Petrowski, Supervisory Special Agent in the Dallas branch of the FBI, oversees the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts in North Texas.

Mr. Petrowski will speak about counterterrorism and what the FBI is doing domestically and internationally toward this effort. Mr. Petrowski defined terrorism as a function of hate. Terrorists find justification of their actions through a deep hatred, letting it become a driving motivator. He also spoke about how the FBI structure has changed since 9/11. After missions were rewritten for our post 9/11 world, the New FBI, as he called it, has been appointed with three primary objectives: they work within a preventive counterterrorism mission; they have undergone intelligence-based restructuring; and there is unprecedented collaboration with other agencies in the United States Intelligence Community. 

Mr. Petrowski got his start in the Army Special Forces, traveling the world and spending much of his time in Pakistan and the Middle East in the 1980’s. During this time he also became a legal advisor for the U.S. Army. He moved to Dallas in 2003 to work for the FBI as a Special Supervisory Agent and among his most noteworthy cases have been working as a senior advisor in the prosecution of Saddam Hussein and preventing, through a sting operation, a planned bombing of the Fountain Place building in downtown Dallas.

Kevyn Robertson Jun 15, 2018
McKinney Summer Musicals