Posted on May 17, 2022
Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) meets every Tuesday at noon at Norma’s Cafe at 605 W. 15th Street in Plano. At today’s meeting, our president-nominee, Tamara Thomas, who plans to step up as club president in 2023, took a practice turn at leading our combination in-person/virtual meetings.
President-nominee Tamara Thomas:
Instead of an informative speaker at today’s meeting, our club members and guests enjoyed a fun networking activity developed by membership chair Roxana Iannarelli.
Our youngest Rotarian, Julia Lin, who just completed her freshman year studying at UT Austin, was happy to attend her first in-person meeting in two years.
We also welcomed several guests today. Assistant District Governor Keith Mankin joined us to give a special announcement that the winner of the District 5810’s four-way test speech contest was Madhalasa Iyer, the student who also won first place in the Plano West club-level speech contest.
Assistant District Governor Keith Mankin with Rotarian Julia Lin:
From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, Brandi Lewis, Senior Director of Partner Impact, and Yemishtha Rutnam, VP of Development, joined our meeting.
We also welcomed two visitors from the current Leadership Plano Class 38, Michael Casavant and Cassandra Shead. Iro Omere and Julie Holmer, a current Plano city council member, joined as well.
Anyone who cannot make it to an in-person meeting is welcome to join us online through Zoom at this link.
Club networking (left); President Alex Johnson and President-nominee Tamara Thomas welcomed visitors (right):