Club Supporting ACO Drive

The Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Care Center needs diapers and detergent as well as other personal hygiene items and cleaning products to serve families and individuals facing financial crisis in Allen and the surrounding communities of Collin County. The club is encouraging members to make a contribution by donating actual supplies or purchasing supplies online at
Please help by spreading the word and donating these much-needed items to help families in need through the following Amazon link: 
Club Supporting ACO Drive 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Amy Gnadt -New Member

Welcome to Amy Gnadt, our newest club member.  Amy has been a member of the Allen Sunrise Club, where she served on the board and various committees.  Amy is a product director for Liberty Mutual Insurance and has been a long-time member of the Allen ISD Board of Trustees.  She is currently president of the school board.  Comments can be directed to Sandy Liu, club president.
Welcome Amy Gnadt -New Member Tim 2023-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Community Grant Applications Being Accepted

The Rotary Club of Allen is now accepting applications for community grants.  The Allen Community Grants are intended to financially assist nonprofit organizations with specific programs that support the quality of life, health improvement, education and poverty alleviation.
Applicants must verify nonprofit status, show a recent audit or financial statement, provide a list of staff and board of directors, and complete an application
The application deadline is February 27, 2023.  Grant applications should be returned to the Rotary Club of Allen, P.O. Box 369, Allen, TX 75013 or emailed to Grant Chairperson Bill Fruit at  Contact Bill Fruit for additional information.
Community Grant Applications Being Accepted Timothy J Carroll 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Club Mourns Loss of Carl Gilliland - Charter Member

Carl Gilliland, a charter member of The Rotary Club of Allen and a past President of the club, passed away on January 18, 2023 at the age of 82.   A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2023 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carl's memory to The Rotary Club of Allen at Rotary Club of Allen, P.O. Box 369, Allen, TX 75013 (with memo stating “ Carl Gilliland Scholarship” ) and the International Child Care USA, Inc, 1100 North Main Street, Suite 103-D, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.      
Club Mourns Loss of Carl Gilliland - Charter Member Timothy J Carroll 2023-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Burns & King Newest Club Members

Welcome to our newest members: Angi Burns and Nunu King. Angi is the publisher of City Lifestyle Magazine and lives in Murphy with her husband Gary.  Nunu is a Realtor working with Berkshire Hathaway in Plano. She lives in Lucas with her husband Alex.
Burns & King Newest Club Members Tim Carroll 2022-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

RC Nelson Proposed As New Members

Richard Nelson (RC) has been proposed for membership to the club.  Richard is the new District Executive for the Circle Ten Council in Fairview. He lives in McKinney.
Proposed members ae considered for full membership by the Board.  Any comments can be forwarded to Sandy Liu.
RC Nelson Proposed As New Members Tim Caroll 2022-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Entries Sought For Rotary Christmas Parade

Registration is now open for the 2022 Allen Rotary Christmas Parade. The parade, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise and Rotary Club of Allen (Noon), will be held on Sunday December 4, starting at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Home for the Holidays.”   (See links below for entry rules and entry forms) 
Local youth groups, schools, churches, businesses, and community organizations are welcome to march or enter a float in this year’s parade. Entry fees are $40 for non-profit organizations and $50 for commercial businesses through November 10. Entry fees increase by $10 on November 11 with the final entry deadline on Monday November 28 at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the parade fund charitable Rotary projects in the Allen community.
Registration and payments can be done online or downloaded.  Entry forms are available online at the Allen Rotary Club ( or the Allen Sunrise Rotary Club ( websites. The completed forms should be delivered or mailed with payment to the Allen - Fairview Chamber of Commerce, 110 W. McDermott Drive, Allen, Texas 75002 (972) 727-5585. Forms will be accepted in person Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. You should receive a confirmation email once your registration is received.
The parade will begin at North Cedar Drive and St. Mary’s Drive and proceed south to Main Street.  The parade will then turn left, heading west on Main Street to Allen Drive.  The parade will then turn right on Allen Drive and end at Allen Drive and St. Mary’s Drive at the traffic circle.  A grand prize will be awarded along with “best of” awards in eleven different categories. For more information visit
For more information about the 2022 Rotary Christmas Parade contact Amy Gnadt, chairperson, at 817-863-7248 ( or Regina Taylor at 972-727-0362 (
Entries Sought For Rotary Christmas Parade Tim Carroll 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Service Opportunities For Members

Several opportunities are currently available for members interested in providing time, money or assistance to local organizations.
Amazon Wish List For Restored Hope Ministries:
For our Club service project this month, please remember to buy personal hygiene products (full sizes) at your local Dollar Tree, Dollar General, or on your next trip at the grocery store so we may assemble into kits benefitting Restored Hope Ministries, which help restore trafficked and sexually exploited women and children to normal lives.  Please feel free to drop off items at my office located at 333 E. Bethany Dr., Bldg. H, Suite 100, Allen or Randy's office at 201 W. Main St., Ste. A, Allen 75013.  For an Amazon Wish List, please see
Concession Stand
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Allen Eagle Stadium concessions in October,  The weather didn't dampen the fun and opportunity for service. 
The club Facebook page is: Rotary Club of Allen | Facebook.
Service Opportunities For Members Tim Carroll 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Location: TRU Hotel in Allen

The Rotary Club of Allen now meets at the TRU Hotel in Allen (1553 Central Expy N, Allen, TX 75013).  The hotel is located north of the WalMart and Cracker Barrel Restaurant on the southbound side of the highway. This is the club's new location.  Meetings will continue to held at noon on Wednesdays. The club previously met at the First United Methodist Church in Allen.  We appreciate their hospitality and support through the years.  TIP: The TRU Hotel parking lot can be accessed from the WalMart lot  just before the southbound access road). 
Meeting Location: TRU Hotel in Allen Tim Carroll 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Yates Welcomed As New Member

LaSheila Yates has been approved as a new associate member for the club.  LaSheila is the owner of Cultural Perspectives, LLC and recently moved to Allen with her husband Christopher from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  We welcome LaSheila as a new member.
Yates Welcomed As New Member Tim Carroll 2022-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Bryant Welcomed As New Member

Albert Bryant has been approved by the club executive board for associate membership.  Bryant is a client relations specialist with Dawson Private Wealth.  Bryant's office is located in Allen.  He lives in Plano with his wife Erma.  Welcome Albert!
Bryant Welcomed As New Member Tim Carroll 2022-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA Scholarships Open  To Allen Juniors

Allen High School juniors may now apply to attend the 2022 Camp RYLA Leadership Camp. The scholarship camp will be held on May 29 – June 3, 2022. 
The Allen Rotary Club and the Sunrise Club of Allen each sponsor two campers for the annual leadership camp, which is held at Camp Hoblezel in Midlothian.  Interested high school juniors are encouraged to review the RYLA Leadership Camp brochure and then complete a RYLA Application. The camp is open to all Allen juniors.
Contact Tim Carroll (  or Kelly Juntunen ( for more information. Applications should be returned by email to Tim Carroll,  or Kelly Juntunen in the Allen High School Main Office.
Due to the pandemic, camp was cancelled for the summer of 2021 and the four camp scholarship recipients were able to participate in an online leadership program.  The 4-day camp will be held in May and June 2022 with additional safety precautions that are explained in the camp brochure.
Interviews for the four scholarship positions will be held in late March.
Camp RYLA Scholarships Open To Allen Juniors Tim C 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rep. Candy Noble to Visit Club

Texas State Representative Candy Noble will be our special program opening up the new year on Wednesday, January 5 at noon.  Noble is in her second term in the Texas House of Representatives. Her committee assignments for the 87th Legislative Session include the House Committees on Human Services, Ways & Means, and Resolutions Calendars.

Representative Noble also serves as the Republican Caucus Secretary and serves on the Board of the Texas Conservative Coalition.
Rep. Candy Noble to Visit Club Tim Carroll 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

2021 Christmas Parade Float Awards

Thanks again to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made the 2021 Rotary Christmas Parade a success.  Unofficially, it was the largest parade crowd we have had in years.  Officially, our club benefitted with over $4,300 in sponsorship revenue.  Thanks to Regina Taylor for coordinating the parade and making it a memorable one for the families and especially children in Allen.  Congratulations also to the winners of the Parade Float competition.
Following are the winners in each category that were selected by our judges. I will contact the winners via email; Murray and Tim, if you are able to put this on your respective web sites that would be terrific. Here are the winners:
2021 Rotary Christmas Parade
Winning entries by category:
  • Best Community / Volunteer Organization Entry:   Downtown Steering Committee
  • Best Elementary / Middle School Entry:   Ford Middle School 8th Grade Football Boys Athletics
  • Best High School Entry: Allen High School FFA
  • Best Indian Guides Entry: Brave Hearts
  • Best Livestock Entry: Woodhaven Wranglers Equestrian Drill Team
  • Best Local Business Entry: The Dinosaur Company (Billings Productions)
  • Best Motorized Entry: Lone Star Corvette Club
  • Best Performing Arts Entry: Cindy’s School of Dance
  • Best Religious Entry: City Point Church
  • Best Scouting Entry: BSA Troop 624
  • Best Sporting Organization Entry: White Tiger Taekwondo
2021 Christmas Parade Float Awards Tim Carroll 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Washington - Star Award Recipient

Congratulations to the club's past-president Tamika Washington for receiving a 2021 Star Award.  The Star Award recognizes a club member who has shown exemplary leadership and accomplishment during the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
Washington - Star Award Recipient Tim Carroll 2021-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Concessions Raise Over $2,500

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped raise money through the Eagle Stadium concession stand on October 22. Not only did members show up in force but they brought family members along to help pop popcorn, wrap hot dogs and serve hundreds (maybe thousands) of soft drinks. The concession stand showed over $25,000 in revenue meaning that the Rotary Club(s) earned a total of $2,545.66   Based on the number of volunteers, the noon club earned $1,934 and the Sunrise Club earned $610.  That was about $100 per volunteer.  GREAT JOB everyone.
Concessions Raise Over $2,500 Tim Carroll 2021-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Luncheon and Christmas Concert Dec 1st

The club will meet at the Allen High School restaurant Blu' for lunch on December 1st. Following lunch they will be entertained by a short Christmas music concert from the Allen High School Show Choir.  There will be no meeting at FUMC Allen on December 1st.  The lunch is included in your regular fees.  Guests are welcome for $15 per person.  All members planning to attend need to make a reservation with Tim Carroll before December 1st.  Bring your spouse or friend for this special club tradition. Look for an email to make your reservation.
Luncheon and Christmas Concert Dec 1st 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Apiwan AcceptedAs New Club Member

Apiwan Born has been voted in as a new member of the Rotary Club of Allen.  Born is the director of "The Tutoring Center" in Allen. She also brings experience as a  PTA president and volunteer for a non-profit organization.  She lives in Allen with her husband Ken..  Welcome to the club!
Apiwan AcceptedAs New Club Member 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Christmas Parade 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Allen Rotary Christmas Parade. The parade, which is sponsored by the Allen Sunrise and Allen Noon Rotary Clubs, will be held on Sunday December 5, starting at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas in Toyland.”  Here are the entry and sponsor forms linked below.
Rotary Christmas Parade 2021 Tim Carroll 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Club Meeting In-Person at FUMC-Allen

The board of directors voted in July to resume in-person Rotary Club of Allen meetings at FUMC Allen (601 South Greenville) .  We hope members and guests will join us at noon each Wednesday.  See you soon.
Club Meeting In-Person at FUMC-Allen Tim Carroll 2021-06-18 05:00:00Z 0

Club Meetings To Continue Virtually Through June

Club meetings will continue to be held weekly on Zoom for the next three months. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we will meet virtually by Zoom through June, 2021.  Meetings will begin at noon each week with three exceptions.  There will be no regular meeting on Wednesday June 30.  Guests interested in visiting one of the virtual meetings should contact the membership chair listed on the club officer page.  Monthly (and socially-distanced) activities are being planned and announced to members through email.
Club Meetings To Continue Virtually Through June Tim Carroll 2020-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

Allen Prescott Inducted Into Club

Welcome to Allen Prescott - our newest member of the club.  Allen is a principal software engineer - Microsoft.  He is a former member of Rotary in the Houston area and joined the Allen club this past month.  Welcome Allen.
Allen Prescott Inducted Into Club Timothy Carroll 2020-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Blood Drive

Rotary Blood Drive June 15 - June 20 at any donation center.   If you choose to give blood between now and June 20, make sure to mention our Rotary Club’s number (1816) and our Rotary District (5810).
Rotary Blood Drive 2020-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA Cancelled For 2020

Like many other summer activities, Camp RYLA has been cancelled for 2020.  Our noon club and the Allen Sunrise Club were planning to sponsor two students each for this year's camp. We hope to invite them to a meeting and recognize them for being selected.

Camp RYLA Cancelled For 2020 Timothy Carroll 2020-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

FLAG PROGRAM: Show Your Colors and Support Rotary

The Rotary Club of Allen invites you to join your friends and neighbors in Allen, Texas in displaying the U.S. flag on seven designated holidays. The Flag Lease Program is the primary fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Allen and with those funds, we provide health, humanitarian, and youth service programs throughout our community, nation and the world. We purchase the flags, display, store, and maintain them—it is all done for you. The flags are the property of the Rotary Club of Allen.   
FLAG PROGRAM: Show Your Colors and Support Rotary Tim Carroll 2020-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Location

The Rotary Club of Allen meets at the First United Methodist Church of Allen.  The church is located at 601 South Greenville Avenue, Allen, TX 75002.  The club meets in the Fellowship Hall which can be entered from the parking lot by the long green awning.
Meeting Location Timothy Carroll 2019-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

New Officers Take Office

Eleven members assumed their roles as club officers for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Ken Chute is the new club president and Susan Bernard is serving as past-president.  The president-elect is  Tamika Washington.  Other officers include Tyler Holcom, secretary; Neil Fonville, treasurer; John Maria, Sergeant-At-Arms; Debbie Stout, club administration; Tim Carroll, public relations; Jonathan Boyd, Rotary Foundation; Randy Sandifer, service projects; and Louise Master, fundraising.  The new board was installed at the club luncheon on June 26.
Special thanks to Susan Bernard, who served as president this past year and her board that included many new officers.  Two retiring board members included Danny Boyce and Todd Harris.
New Officers Take Office Tim Carroll 2019-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Chip Snyder Inducted

Chip Snyder has been inducted as a member into the club.  Chip was previously a member and club officer of the Allen Noon Club.  He is retired from the Color Dynamics Corporation in Allen and lives in Plano.  Welcome back Chip!
Chip Snyder Inducted 2019-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Inducted

Patrick Earley has been approved and was inducted as a new member with the club on August 7.  Welcome Patrick!  Patrick is president of Earley Electronics, Inc.
New Member Inducted Tim Carroll 2019-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
AHS Juniors Selected For RYLA Leadership Camp Tim Carroll 2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
What Is Rotary 2018-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

Community Grants Awarded For 2018

Recipients were recently announced for the 2018 Rotary Club of Allen Community Grant Program.  Community Grants are intended to financially assist nonprofit organizations with specific programs that support quality of life, health improvement, education and poverty alleviation.
Community grants of $2,000 each were awarded to The Washington Foundation (Lil Jacob Learning Center); Allen Philharmonic (Concerts for Yiung Audiences); and Change the World (Various community projects).  Thank you to all who applied.
Community Grants Awarded For 2018 Tim Carroll 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Christmas Parade A Success Tim Carroll 2017-09-25 05:00:00Z 0