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Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

 

 

 

2019-2020 Theme

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. “The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.

Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

We are a member-based organization, a club-based organization, and a service-based organization; we are local, regional, and international; we are community members, business people and professionals, working and retired, active in nearly every country in the world. Every one of our 1.2 million members has a unique set of goals, experiences, and priorities; every one of us has a unique understanding of Rotary.

                                                                      2019 Tyler Christmas Parade

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The local Rotary International clubs are hosting the 2019 Tyler Christmas Parade.

The parade will be held in downtown Tyler and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5.

The Christmas Parade will officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Claus!

The 34th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza will serve as the finale.

The parade is sponsored by the three Tyler Rotary International clubs:

          Rotary Club of Tyler, South Tyler Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary.

         The  Christmas  Parade  will  be  fun for  the  whole  family  and  everyone is encouraged  to attend this festive  event! 

                                                               This year’s parade theme is “Rotary Connects the World” and winners will be selected in six categories: Best Holiday Theme, Best Band, Brightest Entry, Spirit Award, Most Creative, and Best Decorated Vehicle.
This year parade organizers are asking each entry to pay a small entry fee to offset expenses.

Registration fee from September 9 to November 11:
• $25 for all Commercial Entries. Commercial Entries include area businesses and all for-profit entities.
• $15 for all Non-Commercial Entries. Non-Commercial Entries include marching bands, groups from schools, churches, scouts, civic/service clubs, and all other not-for-profit entities.
• No Entry Fee for First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire, Ambulance, Military, and other similar agencies), and government officials (elected and appointed).

Late Registration fee from November 9 to November 22:
• $50 for all Commercial Entries. Commercial Entries include area businesses and all for-profit entities.
• $30 for all Non-Commercial Entries. Non-Commercial Entries include marching bands(including school entries from the same school as their band), groups from schools, churches, scouts, civic/service clubs, and all other not-for-profit entities.

To register a parade entry or read the parade rules and regulations, visit Eventbrite here.

November 22, 2019 (or earlier if the limit has been reached) is the deadline for submitting applications, once 110 entries has been reached registration will CLOSE.

Approved registered entries will receive an email with detailed instructions. Please read all instructions very carefully. Failure to read and comply with instructions, rules and regulations will result in entry dismissal. No entries will be allowed if they have not registered and received approval prior to December 5th. On-site registration will NOT be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2019 Parade Route:

Parade will start on N Broadway Avenue, South of E Oakwood Street, 1 block North of E Line Street

Right on W Ferguson Street

Left on N Bois d’Arc Avenue

Left on W Erwin Street

Left on N Spring Avenue

Parade will Finish at E Oakwood Street

If you have additional questions about parade registration contact:

Rotary Parade Registration Coordinator, Teri Killingsworth, at teri@tylermortgagelending.com or 903-714-7086 or Rotary Admin. Assistant Holly Lewis at tylerrotaryaa@outlook.com or 903-714-4472, or the Eventbrite registration site.

The Rotary Club of Tyler

Meeting at Hollytree Country Club
6700 Hollytree Drive
Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Fees: $19 per meeting

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 131444
Tyler, TX 75713

Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary
Holly Lewis
tylerrotaryaa@outlook.com
Voice: 903.714.4472 
Fax: 903.581.6649

The Rotary Club of Tyler Welcomes You!

The Rotary Club of Tyler has a rich history. It was chartered on May 1, 1920. Many of the most  influential persons in East  Texas  history were members or officers of the Tyler Rotary Club.

Our club is composed of entrepreneurs, business leaders, civic leaders and professionals from the  fields of medicine, accounting  and the  law, among others. We support a number of community and civic projects, as well as projects that bring needed medical attention to some of the most impoverished parts of the world.

If you are in business in Tyler, our club offers you an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals – persons who desire to operate their business affairs on the highest plane of ethics and integrity.

What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to “Service Above Self”.

You are welcome to join us for lunch, a good program and warm fellowship to experience how our club is contributing to changing the world and those lives in our community, as well.

Thank you for your interest in the Rotary Club of Tyler.

D.M. Edwards

President, 2019-2020