Posted on Sep 07, 2022
At our club’s Sep. 6 meeting, Supervisor Raney Krev spoke to Rotarians about the benefits of the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+. The center is located at 401 W. 16th Street in Plano, and is managed by Plano Parks and Recreation. It reopened in 2019 after extensive remodeling.
Raney shared all of the center’s offerings, including an expanded equipment room, a billiards lounge, coordinated day trips and affordable lunches. Membership is only $15 per year for Plano residents, and $25 per year for non-Plano residents. If a person already has a Plano Parks and Rec membership, access to the center is included, as long as that person is age 50 or older.
Speaker Raney Krev with President Joy Hinkelman:
During this meeting, President Joy Hinkelman had the pleasure of inducting our newest member to Plano West Rotary, Irvin Barrett.
Irvin was invited as a guest to one of our previous meetings by President-Elect Tamara Thomas. Irvin is a father of two children and also a student at two universities. He has been a pastor for more than 30 years, is running for public office and will be opening an insurance agency later this year.
New Rotarian Irvin Barrett (center) with Fred Bemenderfer and Michal Casavant:
Another exciting moment from the meeting: We welcomed Rotary Youth Exchange student, Olivia. She’s from France and will live with the family of Rotarian Roxana Iannarelli for the school year. More about Olivia to come soon to the blog!
Rotary Youth Exchange Olivia (at right) with Host Rotarian Roxana Iannarelli:
Plano West Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Norma’s Cafe at 605 W. 15th Street in Plano. Our Sept. 13 meeting will not have its usual speaker, but will instead have members and guests participating in a fun networking/icebreaker activity. Visitors are always welcome to join us.