Welcome to the Melissa Rotary Club

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.  We are an active service organization whose volunteer members work under the motto SERVICE ABOVE SELF.  From its beginning in 2010, the Melissa Rotary Club has had an impact through many service efforts in vital areas of our growing community.  We do this by developing partnerships in a joint effort to strengthen the community.  This includes working with individuals and many student and non-profit organizations in Melissa to coordinate service projects, as well as putting out almost 1,200 flags in Melissa six times per year.  

Contact us (MelissaRotary@gmail.com) if you want to make a difference!
Club News
The Melissa High School Interact Club pulled together materials and nearly 40 people in several shifts from their club and other organizations for their service project making Little Dresses for Africa. https://littledressesforafrica.org
This year, the Interact Club, along with the Melissa Rotary Club and the Church of LDS, is hosting two work days for this project, Saturday March 23, and Saturday April 6th.
This past Saturday, March 23, Interact and Rotary clubs started the day working on approximately 200 already-made dresses to make finishing adjustments.  Those working on the project finished all but attaching binding for the last 50 and preparing dresses for shipment.  This final work will be done on April 6th (2 weeks from now).
For April 6th the remaining items needed are 1/2" or 3/4" DOUBLE FOLD bias tape, and welcome these donations from anyone in the community.
Please deliver the bias tape to the site on April 6th:
-- 9am - 12pm at Church of LDS, 737 E Melissa Rd, Melissa, TX 75454
OR drop off in the box on the porch at: 3306 Herron Drive, 75454
OR contact the Melissa Rotary Club to arrange pickup:
Come meet our first quarter 2024 new members!
Melissa Rotary has welcomed people of action into the club who are volunteers and leaders in community and family, schools, churches and business.
Melissa Rotary Club meets the first 4 Thursdays of the month: 2 mornings at 7:30 for coffee and Rotary work, 1 community lunch, and 1 "Rotary at night", in addition to service projects in Melissa throughout the month.
Check out our schedule here: https://www.melissa-rotary.org
On Thursday, May 9th, the Melissa community is invited to a District 67 update at a hosted Rotary luncheon with Texas State Representative Jeff Leach, now serving in his sixth term.  
The District, which encompasses 19% of Collin County, includes all of Melissa, Blue Ridge, Farmersville, New Hope and Westminster, and portions of 6 other cities in Collin County.
This free luncheon will be held at 12 noon on May 9th at 1904 Cooper Street in the Red Building.
RSVP:  MelissaRotary@gmail.com, 972-850-6765.
Please park in the NE parking lot, in the back of the complex.
Born and raised in Plano, Representative Leach graduated from Plano Senior High before attending Baylor University. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, and currently practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw LLP in Dallas.  Jeff specializes in complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. Jeff serves on the Board of Trustees for Houston Baptist University, on the Texas Judicial Council and as a board member of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute. In January 2021, he was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. Jeff and his wife Becky, a speaker, writer and artist, are the proud parents of Brady, Charlotte and Landry. In addition to service with numerous other community organizations, Jeff and Becky are active members of Cottonwood Creek Church.
District 67
District Address:
300 E. Davis St., #170
McKinney, Texas 75069
(214) 491-1537
This month’s Rotary community luncheon hosted blind motivational speaker, Blake Lindsey, who educated and inspired guests with his a message about recognizing opportunities, overcoming obstacles, and seeing the world with new vision.
The community was invited to this free lunch on March 14th, 12 noon, 1904 Cooper Street. Red Building. MelissaRotary@gmail.com, 972-850-6765.
Blind since infancy, Blake sees his blindness as a gift to share with those who can see with their eyes, but who too often limit themselves by self-imposed and often crippling barriers. Through his personal stories of triumph over impediments, determination over fear, resilience over shortcomings, Blake will leave you equipped with new tools and restored clarity for turning life's challenges into purpose in life.
Melissa High School Interact Club puts service above self in cleaning up the community. This weekend Interact volunteers cleaned up the Rotary Park, hauling in 8 giant garbage bags of trash.
About Our Club

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Crossland Learning Center (the red building) at the Melissa ISD home office
1904 Cooper Street
Melissa, TX 75454
United States of America
(972) 850-6765
Meetings are all open to the public: 7:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays; 12 noon the second Thursday (Community Luncheon); 7:00 p.m. the fourth Thursday evening ("Rotary at Night"); No meeting the fifth Thursday
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