Club Information
Wylie East Fork

Service Above Self and Have Fun!

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Landon Winery Event Center
103 N. Ballard Avenue
Wylie, TX 75098
United States of America
Effective October 13, 2022, our club meets at the Landon Winery event space located at 103 N. Ballard Avenue in historic downtown Wylie. Arrive at 11:45 am for fellowship before the official meeting begins at noon.
Club Officers
Club President
President Elect
Club Treasurer
Public Information Officer
Program Director
Immediate Past President
New Member Orientation Director
Flag Chair
Home Page Stories

Presidents-Elect Ofilia Barrera and Cliff Moriarty are shown here attending President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) in preparation for the new Rotary year which begins July 1, 2023. Lone Star P.E.T.S. is the combined efforts of ten Rotary International Districts. They all converge on the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the DFW International Airport to jointly provide the best possible training for future Presidents of Rotary clubs. The theme for the new Rotary year will be Create Hope in the World. 

A big thank you to "Doc" Lawson from the Ohio Village Muffins Vintage Base Ball league for entertaining us and teaching us about Vintage Base Ball! A lot has changed since the 1800s!
If you missed the presentation or are interested in hearing more about Vintage Base Ball, you can catch the presentation at The Welcome Center at Brown House in downtown Wylie on Saturday, March 11. Wylie resident and base ball historian Robert "Doc" Lawson, describes the evolution of the game from town ball and rounders to early base ball, which rose to popularity during the Civil War. Learn about the changing rules, uniforms, and equipment, as well as the national association of teams that play ball the old-fashioned way. The vintage base ball exhibit will be on display through March - conveniently timed for the opening pitches of the 2023 season. Play Ball!
If you weren't aware, Matthew Porter - Mayor of Wylie had a busy morning before he met us for lunch yesterday! Can you find him amongst all the 2nd graders? Kids, parents and teachers toured the Wylie Municipal Complex on Thursday, beginning with an introduction to the City Council Chambers. The Mayor fielded questions and explained the difference between the President and a Mayor, why he wanted to be a Mayor, and who decides what businesses are built.
Next, he presented his bi-weekly Facebook Live with an update on the City Council agenda. Then he met us for lunch and filled us in on all the multiple upcoming road constructions. We're happy he could squeeze us into his busy schedule and are always glad when he joins us with other city staff.

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter, on behalf of the Wylie City Council and Citizens of Wylie, presented a proclamation honoring World Rotary Day on February 23, which celebrates 118 years of Rotary International.

He encouraged all citizens to support and recognize the Rotary Club of Wylie, East Fork, founded on March 31, 1989 and thanked them for supporting local Veteran’s causes, schools and students, and improving the human condition in local communities and around the world.

Several members of the Wylie Rotary Club were present to receive the proclamation and declare what they love best about being a Rotarian in Wylie, including stocking Little Free Libraries, planting flags around the city on American holidays, and supporting the eradication of Polio.


We thoroughly enjoyed Gem Munro's effective presentation at lunch on Thursday, 19 January. Several Rotarians stated that his presentation was the best and more informative they had seen in a long time. We learned a great deal and truly respect everything Gem and the Amarok Society are doing by teaching mothers who in turn, teach their children in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the poorest places. Thank you for visiting our small town and enlightening us, Gem. You're welcome back anytime! If you would like to help or learn more, please visit Amarok Society.
Our friend Charlie Waller is having an incredible adventure with Ride for Rotary in India! Rotary Mysore 3181 organized an International Motorcycle Ride / Drive event that began on January 13. The aim of the event is to promote International fellowship and the exchange of Rotary views. More than 100 participants from 15 different countries joined Charlie on this trip and will have wonderful experiences to take back home. The funds raised through this event go to The Rotary Foundation, which has contributed close to $100,000 to TRF from the last 6 editions. The ride will cover multiple Rotary Districts and many Rotary Clubs through Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysore - Madikeri - Mangalore. Charlie is in Coimbatore for the next couple of days. We can't wait to hear about the whole trip when he returns!
Read more about Ride for Rotary
We are proud to provide funding again to sponsor the American Legion Texas Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Texas Bluebonnet Girls State. These organizations send high school students to programs in Texas where they learn about the privileges of American citizenship and how state governments are organized and run by their citizens. Stateswomen and men will spend time at the Texas State Capitol, seeing both the rich history and beautiful facilities of our government. Learning leadership by participating in the political process supplements what students learn in the classroom. This is a practical opportunity for these young women and men to learn leadership skills through role play and civic exercises. The leadership skills they learn here before heading to college will last a lifetime. 
Thank you for providing these "Learn by Doing" leadership opportunities to these young Texans.
For more information or to sponsor, visit and 
This holiday season, give the gift that keeps giving all year long with a Patriotic Gift Package. Proceeds from the sales of the Gift Package support Wylie Police Department Youth Programs in our Community and Schools.

The $60 package contains a 2023 American Glory Calendar and a Certificate for installation of an American Flag at your home. The Wylie Rotary Club will install a flag sleeve in front of your home and deliver a 36” x 60” American Flag on a 12’ ft aluminum pole before Presidents Day on February 20, 2023.
To purchase this package, please fill out the form and return it to: We'll reach out to you to get your boxed gift package ready for wrapping.
We wrapped up Rotary Foundation Month with a visit from Bill Dendy, Rotary District 5810 - North Texas - District Foundation Co-Chair, at lunch today! What a pleasure to hear him speak about all his years with the Rotary Foundation. He encouraged us to "Get Rotarized!" and reminded us how important it is to work at the grassroots level to get things done. Every Rotarian can find something they excel at within the 7 areas of Rotary Focus, and the Foundation supports those that do.
Wylie Rotary Club displays over 800 flags throughout the Wylie community on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, September 11th Remembrance, and Veterans Day. Club members volunteer their time and effort to deliver and pick up the flags for each holiday, and it has allowed Wylie Rotary Club to raise money to assist in many local community service projects, local grants, scholarships for graduating seniors, scholarships for summer leadership camps, habitat for humanity, and school enrichment programs.  Your support of our program impacts many! Thank you. 
If you would like more information about our flag program or you would like to order a flag for your business or home, please contact