Upcoming Events
May 1: Matthew Orwat, Texas A&M AgriLife
May 8: Rotary Happy Hour at Happy Hippie Brewing Company
 
         
Announcements
We Gamed, Gave, and HAD FUN
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make "Games and Giving" a night to remember! While we are still awaiting final totals, we can absolutely say that Saturday night was a success. Ted's touching tribute to Dr. Frazee, Chris' inspiring request to be the type of person who inspires others to say "Thank you" and Gene keeping our guests engaged as our host made for an inspiring program. Guests were treated to a truly next level Silent Auction experience, and we celebrated another record breaking year for sponsorships. Thanks to a top tier Operations crew, we had a near-flawless set up and break down with the Decorations committee providing an elegant refresh for guests. (We also learned that floral foam is best dealt with using a small power saw, but that's a story for another day.)
 
For all of your contributions - from the big and bold to the simple and sweet -- thank you.
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David Kassen Proposed for Membership
David is a native Texan growing up in the north Dallas and attending Jesuit high school.  He met his beautiful wife, Susan Kassen, while attending Texas Tech University where he earned a Batchelor’s degree in accounting.  David and Susan have been married for 27 years and have two wonderful young men, Cole and Kyle, and two highly energic Australian shepherds, Sydney and Mel.  Along the way David earned an MBA from SMU and spent most of his career at FedEx building out a same day delivery network.  Recently, David has transitioned from corporate America to join his wife in expanding their small business in real estate. 
 
David has always been an active member of the community.  This was instilled at a young age with the Jesuit motto of “Men For Others”.  David currently serves as president of the Men’s Club at his parish – St. Paul The Apostle.  Prior to that he served in previous officer roles at St. Paul, member of the board at YMCA Richardson, Leadership Richardson Class of 26, participated in the Richardson volunteer fire academy, served at a UTD student mentor, fundraising chair for St. Paul school golf tournament, and several volunteer roles for the Canyon Creek Homeowners Association.   
I would be honored to be accepted as a member of the Richardson East Rotary Club where I would not only participate but committ to being an active part of the club.   
District Golf Tournament
A big thank you to Monica Scott for providing RERC golf shirts for our two teams at the recent district golf tournament. They represented our club well and looked good doing so
Wildflower Festival
IF you have a current TABC certification here comes ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY to serve our community and raise funds for our Club’s Foundation! The Richardson East Rotary Club has 28 volunteer slots to fill at this year’s Wildflower Arts & Music Festival - May 17th - 19th. When we fill all 28 slots and participate for serving beer and wine, we will receive a portion of the bar tips earned during the festival. Friends and spouses are welcome to sign up as well! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 12th! 
Each volunteer will receive: 
  • Two Complimentary tickets for the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
    • One ticket must be used to enter the festival the day you’re volunteering. 
    • One ticket may be used by a friend or family member. Or use for yourself on a different day of the festival.
  • One Parking Pass to the festival for one day 
  • Volunteers must check-in at the designated Volunteer Check-In area to receive credit for our club
 
The link for the RERC volunteer slots is here: https://cityofrichardson.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=84281
ALL VOLUNTEERS must sign up through VolunteerLocal, complete and submit proof of TABC certification, and complete the waiver. 
Link for online TABC certification courses is: TABC Certification Schools | TABC (texas.gov)
April Birthdays and Anniversaries
Please congratulate our members who are celebrating an April birthday or club membership anniversary:
 
Birthdays:
   April 3   - Bill Alsup                 
   April 19 - Joe Corcoran              
   April 20 - Leona   Harder           
   April 22 - Woody Alexander      
   April 25 - Joe Allinder               
 
Club Membership Anniversaries:
   April 1, 1995  - Woody Alexander
   April 5, 2000  - Per Treven 
   April 5, 2023 - Samantha Buehler
   April 5, 2023 - D'Nelle Lyons
   April 5, 2023 - Lin Adi
   April 5, 2023 - Stacey Hubbard
   April 7, 2021 - Gene Senter
   April 10, 1996  - Tom Hummel
   April 27, 2022 - Robert Murphy
   April 28, 2021 - Tina Floyd
 
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