Welcome to McKinney Rotary Club
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. We normally meet Fridays at 12:00 PM at Ricks Chop House, 107 N. Kentucky St.
McKinney, TX  75069. DURING COVID WE ARE MEETING VIRTUALLY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE LINKCome join us! 
McKinney Rotary Foundation awards Grants, next deadline April 1
The McKinney Rotary Foundation deadline for grant applications is April 1, click on the link below and complete the Rotary Foundation Application.
Today we announce the following grant recipients that were recently selected to receive funding for their projects:
ShelterBox USA - $1,000 to provide emergency shelter kits to countries experiencing natural disasters.
Polio Plus - $742 (also an additional $258 was previously given to the District governor on behalf of our club) towards the eradication of Polio worldwide. Total combined = $1,000
Kids Against Hunger - Honduras - $1500 - to provide meals to those experiencing hunger in the Puerto Lempira Moskito Coast of Honduras. Habitat for Humanity - Collin County - $3500 plus Rotary District 5810 - North Texas match of $3500 for equipment in the Cotton Groves Playground
Hugs Greenhouse - $1,500 for plant wagons, stands and labels for the greenhouse.
Citychurch McKinney - $750 for Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes to provide dinner to 300+ McKinney Families in need.
McKinney Education Foundation - $3500 for scholarships in honor of our former members, John Gay, Al Ruschhaupt, and Carey Cox.
Metroplex Military Charitable Trust $1,000 - to serve the needs of local Veterans.
We are honored to support such wonderful causes that support our local community, youth, Veterans and support International health and welfare
In loving Memory of John Gay
John Edward Gay, a 3-term Mayor of McKinney, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  He dedicated his life to public service, family, church and community.

He was born March 9, 1929, to Morris Edward Gay and Sarah Eleanor (Kerr) Gay, in McKinney, Texas. John graduated from the original McKinney Boyd High School in 1947. He attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), completing his undergraduate studies in 1951, and later earned his law degree from SMU in 1954.

John practiced law in Collin County for more than 60 years, including over 50 years as general counsel of the North Texas Municipal Water District. Millions can thank him for helping to create clean drinking water in North Texas.

John married Judy Leatherman in Fort Worth in October 1959. They raised three beautiful children in their 61 years of marriage: Jennifer, John and David.

John held leadership positions in many public service organizations, including McKinney Rotary Club as President in 1959, and later he became a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served on the boards of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, Heard Natural Science Museum, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, McKinney Education Foundation, and First United Methodist Church of McKinney.

In 1985, John was elected to the McKinney City Council and served until 1991.  He was elected and served as Mayor of McKinney until 1997, a period of great economic expansion.

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce named him Citizen of the Year in 1999. In 2009, the City of McKinney named its newest library after John & Judy Gay.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Eleanor Gay. He is survived by his wife, Judy Gay, of McKinney; daughter, Jennifer Sproull, and husband Bill, of Richardson; sons, John Mark Gay, and partner Hajni, of Denver, CO, and David Gay, and wife Arlene, of San Antonio; grandson, Alan Simants, and partner Erin, of Dallas; granddaughter, Taylor Smith, and partner Blake, of Reno, NV; twin grandson and granddaughter, Ryan and Maggie Sproull of Richardson; niece, Judy Moody, and husband Jim, of Celina; nephew, Jim Coleman, and wife Cindy, of Katy; cousin Betty Skelton, and husband Jim, of Houston; cousin, Shannon Boggan, and husband David, of College Station; cousin, Blake Boyd of Los Angeles, CA; and numerous great-nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Mr. Gay will lie in repose on Friday, February 5, 2021 from noon until 4:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, where friends may pay their final respects. A private family service will be live streamed celebrating his life starting at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021. The live stream service will be available on the First United Methodist Church’s website, www.sharingtheheart.org/ceremonies
Following the service, a private burial will be held at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Mark Gay, David Gay, Alan Simants, Ryan Sproull, AJ Florence, Bill Sproull, Jim Coleman, and David Boggan.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The McKinney Rotary Foundation for John Gay Scholarship
                P.O. Box 5529
                McKinney, Texas   75070
 
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