McKinney Rotary Foundation Approves Grants 

The McKinney Rotary Foundation deadline for grant applications is April 1, click on the link below and complete the Rotary Foundation Application. #DistrictProud
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.
McKinney Rotary Foundation Approves Grants Celeste Haiduk Cox 2021-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

June / July 2020 McKinney Rotary Club Meetings

Given changing developments concerning the nature of the Coronavirus (COVID 19 Virus) in our area, we have resumed our McKinney Rotary Club in person meetings and are also hosting virtual zoom meetings for those unable to attend in person.  Zoom link is sent out weekly.  If you would like to attend as a guest, please join us in person at Rick's chophouse (upstairs in the ballroom) or request the login ID and password.   Our programs are listed on the right hand side of the webpage, so check back often for programs that may interest you.  Have a blessed day and thanks for visiting our site.
June / July 2020 McKinney Rotary Club Meetings Celeste Haiduk Cox 2020-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
February 23, 2020 Rotary International is 115 Years Old Mike Bell 2020-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Supporting The Troops

We are again going to collect items to be sent to some of our active service members who are overseas as a way to help them celebrate the Christmas holidays and know folks back home are appreciative of their efforts to keep us safe. Our very own Mark Potter will coordinate the shipping activity to the individuals and we will get a list of their names. In addition to the items on the list we will have Christmas cards at future meetings for our members to sign and we will include those in our packages. I know personally how much these types of packages mean to the troops as I sent many to my grandson while he was in the Navy, these items and the thoughts mean so much to them and many do not have family contact or support so it is extra special to them to receive something. Please consider to start brining items from Nov 15th through Dec 11th so that we can help these 25 young people have a special holiday season and to let them know that they are supported and appreciated.
Supporting The Troops Mike Bell 2019-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary Foundation Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

North Texas Giving Day and Rotary Foundation

Prescheduled Giving begins today!
September 9, 2019
You don’t have to wait until North Texas Giving Day to give back to the McKinney Rotary Foundation, preschedule your gift today! Scheduled giving will run from September 9th- through North Texas Giving Day, September 19th. Click here to give !!
Your support will help us serve and fund many organizations/charities in the local community.
Rotarians are making a difference all over the world and the McKinney Rotary Foundation is proud to be a leading program locally and globally.

North Texas Giving Day and Rotary Foundation Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

International Impacts 2012-2020

The Rotary Club of McKinney has had a strong international presence over the past 8 years. Besides its programs in the US, the Rotary Club of McKinney has completed projects in 6 different countries...
International Impacts 2012-2020 Stephanie Talley 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
New officers 2019-2020 Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
2018-2019 Accomplishments Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary in Honduras

This month our Rotary President, Celeste Cox, traveled to Honduras.  She met with the Rotary President, Alex Erazo in San Pedro Sula to see the work that they are doing.
The projects included eco-stoves, latrines, wash stations and water infrastructure.
Rotary in Honduras Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Parking and Shuttle for Rotary 2019-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Christmas Parade and Bell Ringing

Special Thanks to all our Rotarians that helped with the Christmas Parade.  It was a huge success.
Also, our Salvation Army Bell Ringing yielded $505.69 and the total at the Sam's location was $11,346.89.
Together we make a Difference !
Rotary Christmas Parade and Bell Ringing Celeste Haiduk Cox 2019-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Christmas Parade Of Lights

McKinney Rotary’s Christmas Parade of Lights will be held on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 7:00 in Downtown McKinney. The Christmas Parade has become our community’s focal point for family entertainment during the holiday season and we are expecting over 30,000 attendees this year! This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World, reflecting Rotary's dedication to helping people and communities all around the globe.

There are still opportunities to sponsor the parade or participate with a float. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOV 8TH!  For more information, please go to the parade website at 

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Sept 14 - Official Visit with DG Bill Slicker 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
100 Year Celebration McKinney Rotary Club 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
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