Posted on Nov 16, 2022
Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) is excited to announce the return of its popular holiday fundraiser, just in time for the holiday baking season. For 36 years, locals have looked forward to the club’s annual pecan sales. Each November and December, PWRC sells 14-ounce bags of Texas-grown, shelled pecans to help fund scholarships for individuals pursuing higher education.
PWRC prioritizes supporting education, one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus. The club has awarded scholarships for more than 30 years.
The club currently assists high school seniors, single parents, college students and trade school students with continuing their education by awarding six scholarships of $1,000 each. The criteria for an individual to be considered for a scholarship include participation in leadership roles, a commitment to serving their community and a proven need for financial support.
“Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders, and the pecan sale is a great way for the entire community to get involved with doing that. By offering scholarships, Plano West Rotary is not only assisting individuals in their pursuit of higher education, but also educating them about the world of Rotary. A larger pool of service-minded adults makes the accomplishment of Rotary’s mission an easier target,” said PWRC President Joy Hinkelman.
How to Purchase Pecans
PWRC is asking Plano neighbors to aid the club’s commitment to supporting education. To purchase 14-ounce bags of shelled, Texas-grown pecans for $12 each, the public may contact any PWRC member, call ‭(469) 247-8209‬ or email The following locations will also carry pecans through December:
  • King Arthur's Clock - 1201 N. Central Expy, Plano
  • Hirsch's Meats - 1301 W. Parker, Ste 100, Plano
  • Huffines Chrysler Jeep - 4500 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano
  • Crave Popcorn - 4021 Preston Rd #619, Plano
  • Collin County Courthouse - 2100 Bloomdale Rd, McKinney
Rotarians who want to sell pecans should contact Fred Bemenderfer to pick them up.