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Chamber Circular the

Nov embe r 2012

DECEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS DECEMBER 5 Networking Breakfast Holiday Inn Express 8am DECEMBER 6 Main Street Luncheon First Baptist Church in Royse City Noon DECEMBER 7 Angels Among Us Breakfast Hilton Bella Harbor benefitting Boys & Girls Club 7:30am DECEMBER 7 Toys for Kids Kickoff Stone River Golf Course 6:30pm DECEMBER 8 Christmas Parade, Holiday Market & Events Downtown Royse City 4:30pm DECEMBER 10 Board of Directors Meeting City Hall Noon DECEMBER 11 Chamber Luncheon Mansions of Rockwall Noon

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor... by Julia Bryant

To sponsor. What does it mean to sponsor?? The dictionary says, “To sponsor something is to support an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. A sponsor is the individual or group that provides the support.” And with that, we cannot and would not be the Chamber that we are if it were not for our sponsors! We have but only three events that require sponsors....I know, seems like more, but no, only three. These three are our Golf Tournament, our Silent Auction and Casino Night and Funfest. We rely on our sponsors for these events, for without them they would not be the magnificent events that they are.

And with that, it is that time of year where you can avoid those phone calls by letting us know up front which events you would like to sponsor. It’s one stop shopping! At the end of this newsletter you will find the sponsorship form. Simply fill it out and send it back to me via email or regular mail, it’s that simple! You can even pay now or pay later. So take that new budget, with it’s ink barely dry, and sponsor an event(s) today! Your Chamber would really appreciate it!! Happy Holidays!

Why should I join the Royse City Chamber? Networking and expanding your contacts is one of the many benefits of being a member of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce. • Brochure Display – our lobby has a member’s only display area for your brochure. • Monthly Luncheon – Share products/pamphlets on our information table. • Internet – As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, your business name and phone number are listed on our web page. • Free Listing in Membership Directory – All members are listed free.

Royse City Chamber of Commerce 216 N. Arch Street Royse City, Texas 75189 P: 972.636.5000 F: 972.636.0051



New Members


As you know, the Royse City Chamber of Commerce assists with many events throughout the year that benefit the entire community. Our 3 major events are: Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament benefitting RCHS Seniors which takes place in the Spring Silent Auction & Casino Night on August 9th FunFest which takes place October 19th Besides our major fundraisers, we also offer activities such as the Kelly Miller Circus, Monthly Luncheon Meetings, After Hours Events, Donations to local Charities, and more.

Thank you to Samantha Kendzierski for decorating my office for my birthday!

A tremendous amount of work goes into making these annual activities a success. It is through donations from our generous sponsors that we are able to continue to offer this type of local entertainment and financial assistance to this residential area.

requests throughout the year. Won’t you please consider being a Major Sponsor to one or more of our projects? Your sponsorship would grant you exclusivity to repeated exposure throughout the planning stages and event itself. Your business name could also be connected to the Title of the particular occasion if you choose TITLE Sponsorship (please contact me for details). If you are interested in pre-sponsoring an event, you will find the sponsorship form at the end of this newsletter. It will save you time and save us from having to make a phone call! Thank you so much for your dedicated and continued support of this Chamber of Commerce. We are deeply grateful. We held a ribbon cutting for JonTex Overhead Door at our November Luncheon. Go to their website at or give Greg or Sherry Jonte a call at 214-232-2423.

We would like to give you the opportunity to choose your level of sponsorship up front so that you will not be receiving multiple

We also had a ribbon cutting on November 20 for Wendy Johnson with RE/MAX Landmark Real Estate. You can find her at or by calling 972-757-9383.

Chamber President Stan Pinkham welcomes JonTex Overhead Door to our Chamber

Chamber President Stan Pinkham also welcomed RE/MAX Landmark Real Estate to our Chamber




T u e s d ay, d e c e m b e r 1 1 , 2 0 1 2 Noon Mansions of rockwall, rockwall

D Featured Speaker: Catered by:

Royse City High School Choir Gregos

There will also be a wreath auction to benefit the Royse City Animal Shelter What you need to know about Heart Attacks and Strokes. The speakers at our November luncheon were Mary Shell, RN, who is the Chest Pain Coordinator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and she spoke to us about Heart Health and Heart Attack symptoms. Kim Arrowood, RN is the Stroke Coordinator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and she gave us Stroke Signs and Warnings and prevention suggestions. Thank you both for your informative presentations!

What is a luncheon sponsor? A great benefit is available to members of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce! An opportunity to be the monthly luncheon sponsor. One sponsor per month will have their name associated with all advertising for the meeting, will have three minutes at the beginning of the luncheon to say something about their business, may put information at every table place-setting, their company name and logo will be posted on the Chamber website and a business card ad will be included in the Chamber newsletter. The fee for this sponsorship opportunity is $100. If you would like to reserve your spot for a particular month, please call or e-mail the Chamber office.

Cost is $10 and is payable at the door. $15 at the door if you do not have a reservation. RSVP To Julia Bryant by December 7 at P: 972.636.5000 F: 972.636.0051


YARD OF THE MONTH by William Bowers

STAN PINKHAM – PRESIDENT (Texas Leadership Bank) TED BEDSOLE, VICE-PRESIDENT (Heart of Texas Home Healthcare) GINGER STEPHENS, TREASURER (Ginger Stephens, CPA) KELLYE ROBERTSON, SECRETARY (My Gurardian For Life) DENA ELDER (Re/Max Heritage Real Estate) JOSIAH DE LA GARZA (LakePointe Medical Center)

The November Yard of the Month was awarded to:

JASON LAWLER AT 3217 SPRUCE STREET The purpose of this program is to recognize Royse City's citizens who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the overall appearance of the community at large. All award winners will receive the official"Royse City Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Month" sign, to be placed on their property for the duration of their award month.

JIM MELLODY (Farmers Electric Cooperative) NANETTE McCOY (American National Bank) BECKY VALADEZ (Adobe Title Company) NIKKI MUTSCHLER (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall) JoNELL MELLODY (Royse City ISD)

A joyous holiday season to you and your family from the Royse City Chamber of Commerce The Board of Directors of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce meet at noon every second Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the Mellody Room of City Hall. If you are a citizen who would like to address the Board of Directors, you may be allotted sufficient time to do so with advanced request. Minutes of the board meeting will be made available on the Chamber website,

KRISTY LILLY (Business Directories of Texas) VIVIAN BROWN (Rockwall Happenings) SHEY STEGALL (Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial)

Royse City Chamber of Commerce 216 N. Arch Street Royse City, Texas 75189 P: 972.636.5000 F: 972.636.0051

Rep-Elect Turner Names Deanna Kuykendall Chief of Staff

Contact: Deanna Kuykendall Telephone: 214/733-2300 Email:

(Collin/Rockwall Counties) On Thursday, Representative-Elect for Texas House District 33, Scott Turner, announced he has appointed Deanna Kuykendall as his Chief of Staff. Kuykendall currently serves as Turner’s Campaign Manager and will assume her new post on January 8, 2013. In response to the appointment, Kuykendall stated, “I am incredibly honored to accept this position. Representative-Elect Turner is a man of honesty and integrity; he believes in hard work and servant leadership. I look forward to working closely with the constituents in Collin and Rockwall County .” Turner stated, “Mrs. Kuykendall has been an invaluable asset to my campaign. She brings years of experience, shares my vision of servant leadership, and is committed to the betterment of this new District. My team and I will work hard to advocate for the residents of District 33.” Formerly Deanna Redelsperger, Kuykendall spent her early years on a cattle farm in the Texas Panhandle before her family moved to Hereford , Texas . After graduating from Hereford High School , she was recruited to attend Eastern New Mexico University on a speech/debate scholarship. While there, Kuykendall served as a Student Lobbyist on behalf of the University in the New Mexico State Legislature. Upon receiving her degree in 2001, Kuykendall moved to Dallas to begin her 10-year career with the esteemed United States Congressman Sam Johnson. During her tenure with the senior Member of Congress and former POW, her primary duties included: maintaining Congressman Johnson’s district schedule, acting as a liaison between constituents and federal agencies, and conducting outreach throughout Collin County . In 2011, Kuykendall left Congressman Johnson’s office to serve as Campaign Manager for Representative-Elect Turner.

Kuykendall is a member of several community organizations including: Leadership Rockwall County Class of 2013, Community Lifeline Center ’s Veterans Coalition Advisory Council, Frisco Area Republican Women’s Club, Republican Women of North Collin County, and the Rockwall County Republican Women’s Club. She is also Chairman of the McKinney YMCA’s Board of Management and is active in local Chambers of Commerce. Kuykendall has received several awards and recognitions including the 2008 Dixie Clem Award and the 2011 Sam Winstead Volunteer of the Year for the McKinney YMCA. Representative-Elect Scott Turner is a small businessman and former NFL player. Growing up in Richardson and graduating from JJ Pearce High School, Turner received an athletic/academic scholarship to the University of Illinois . In 1994, he received his degree in Speech Communications and in 1995 he began his 9 year professional football career when he was drafted by the Washington Redskins. He went on to play for the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. After retiring from the NFL, Turner returned to the Dallas area to pursue his business career. Turner currently serves as the Director of Business Development and Corporate Chaplain at Systemware, Inc. He and his wife, Robin, of 17 years, and nephew Solomon reside in Frisco. Beginning in January, Turner will represent Texas House District 33 which includes all of Rockwall County and portions of Collin County . For more information, please contact the Office of Scott Turner by phone at 469/534-9037 or by email at

A New Pet Makes A Great Holiday Gift! by Kellye Robertson We are about to end another fantastic month of adoptions, fosters and rescues. So this is not a surprise to you when I post numbers I want you to hear this from me. We had to put one dog down which was hit on the highway with severe injuries and one cat was put down for severe seizures at a very young age. The dog never was at the shelter and not sure he will even count in our numbers. Because of all your hard work in and out of the shelter we have had a successful month! Thank you thank you! Heather Johnson has our tree and is making our wish list tree at her office. Ann if you will please pick up milk bones and we need to get you something to tie to these saying join us on our Facebook page. Bingo event takes place at 6pm the first Wednesday of each month at The Well Coffee Lounge in Royse City. If anyone feels

the tug to donate a Bingo gift for the winners (we play at least 6 games per night). December 6th Home Depot in Rockwall is scheduled to come and do updates to the existing shelter. We need as many volunteers as possible to help with this...starting early am and will go ALL day. Please ask your friends to come help! We also need volunteers on December 8th during the Royse City Christmas Festivities! We will have our tent for adoptions and be handing out milk bones with our wish list link and asking everyone to join us on Facebook! We are going to skip on the parade due to the safety of the animals in the dark and adoptions is the most important. Please sign up for 2 hour shifts at a minimum. We need your help! We are moving these babies into great homes, thank you and great job everyone! See next page for our wish list!



(* High Need) Donate $$$ to our spay/neuter clinic at KCAAP * Donate $$$ to our local vet Country Friends for RCAS medical needs * Put on a fundraiser for RCAS * For the Dogs: Dog Treats * Dog Leashes * Dog Collars * Dog Food (Purina or Beneful only) * Dog Crates Dog Kennels Frontline * For the Cats: Kitten Food * (We do not have any) Cat Food (Purina or Whiskas) Cat Treats Cat Toys Cat Collars * Cat Litter Small Beds Hand Sanitizer Hand Soap First Aid Kit Neosporin Hydrogen Peroxide Bandaids Grocery Bags Trash Bags Towels (any size) Blankets Lysol Plastic Swimming Pools 2 Small Christmas Trees If you have any questions, please call Kellye 972-998-6116 or email

5th Annual Adopt-a-Grandparent Christmas Community Service Project Join us in making this Christmas Season special for elderly residents in your community. Our Mary Kay Units are doing a community outreach program called “Adopt-a-Grandparent”. We are adopting local senior care facilities in Royse City, Greenville, Commerce and Sulphur Springs. The Royse City facility will be Royse City Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. This might be the only gift some of them receive this Christmas! This is a community effort and we need your help! We are partnering with businesses, organizations and individuals in adopting this special group of people for Christmas. For every $10 donation, a special pampering gift will be given to each resident and a “kid-made” Christmas card. Your business card, group name or personal name will go on the gifts. This is a non-profit community service project, and it is a tax deduction for all businesses and individuals that make a donation. We are overwhelmed by the positive response from the community in the past years, and welcome your participation this year. Together we can make someone's Holiday special!

Be one of our PREFERRED PARTNERS! How many grandparents would you like adopt? Bronze Donor: 2 grandparents ($20 donation) Silver Donor: 5 grandparents ($50 donation) Gold Donor: 10 grandparents ($100 donation) *Platinum Donor: 50 grandparents ($500 donation) *Pink Donor: 100 grandparents ($1000 donation) *Platinum and Pink Donors are sponsoring an entire Senior Care Facility If you would like to join us for the delivery of the gifts we will be delivering on Thursday, December 20th at 6 pm at the Royse City Health Care & Rehab Center. We deliver with our families, sing Christmas carols and enjoy the “reason for the season.” Amanda Self Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant


2nd Annual Angels Among Us Breakfast Celebration Join us for a morning of celebration, holiday spirit and the official announcement of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County Youth of the Year winner! Also help

recognize some of Rockwall's most philanthropic leaders and corporations! When Friday December 7, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM CST Add to Calendar

If you have quesitons about the event or would like

additional sponsorship information please contact Misti Potter at 972-722-2462 or email


Thank you for supporting the youth throughout our

Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront 2055 Summer Lee Drive Rockwall, TX 75032

community! Sincerely, Misti Potter Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County 972-722-2462

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Each year the Chamber of Commerce presents sponsored events. The chamber relies on our sponsors to help us fund these events, all the while, giving your company recognition that can be seen. In the past, the chamber has called upon our members asking for donations. This year we are issuing a sponsorship form for you to make the donation process easier. We will invoice you for either the full amount upfront or prior to the event(s) you wish to sponsor. Please “x” all that apply. ____

Chamber Golf Tournament Stone River Golf Course



Silent Auction/ Casino Night


Spring 2013


August 9, 2013


The proceeds from this event go towards a college scholarship for a Royse City High School Senior. The Chamber distributes two scholarships to High School Seniors each year.

Occasions at Stone River

We cordially invite you or your company to be a featured sponsor of our Silent Auction and Casino N ight benefitting our economic development efforts, scholarship fund and other Royse City Chamber events and programs benefiting our community.

Game of choice


October 19, 2013


Downtown Main Street

Because of gracious contributors, this event has been the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year. Funds generated by this event are used to sustain our Chamber activities & donations for the year and contribute to operating expenses such as awards, equipment, rentals, entertainment, banners, signs, etc. A donation to FunFest becomes a lasting gift to the entire community.


BENEFITS OF VARIOUS SPONSOR LEVELS ON NEXT PAGE Company Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: _______________________________________________________________________________ ___ Invoice me the full amount now


___ Invoice me prior to the event(s) I’ve specified Payment needs to be made prior to the event or you will not be listed as a sponsor.

216 N. Arch Street, Royse City, TX 75189



Golf Tournament Sponsorship

Silent Auction Casino Night Sponsorship

Funfest Sponsorship

$1000 EAGLE


$1000 GOLD

• 4 players included

• 6 tickets to event

• Free vendor booth

• Display table with company information in the clubhouse

• Company logo with link featured on the Chamber website home page for 3 months

• Free 3 month ad with company logo and hyperlink on the home page of the Chamber website

• Company name on all advertising associated with the event

• Company name and logo on sponsor sign

• Company name on all advertising associated with the tournament

• Company name prominently displayed at event

• 1 year Chamber membership

• Company name prominently displayed on banner at the club house

• Entrance into drawing for Free Chamber membership

• Hang your own banner in the club house


• 4 raffle tickets and 4 Mulligan’s

• 4 tickets to event

• Listed on chamber website as official sponsor


• Listed on chamber website as official sponsor

• Company name on sponsor sign

• Company logo with link featured on the Chamber website home page for 3 months

• 2 players included • Company name on all advertising associated with the tournament

• Company name on all advertising associated with the event • Company name displayed at event

• Mentioned from stage all day long

$500 SILVER • Free vendor booth

• Company name on all advertising associated with the event • Mentioned from stage all day long

• Company name prominently displayed on banner at the club house

• Entrance into drawing for Free Chamber membership


• Company display on designated hole


• 2 raffle tickets and 2 Mulligan’s

• 2 tickets to event

• Company name on all advertising associated with the event


• Company name on all advertising associated with the event

• 1 player included

• Company name displayed at event

• Company name on all advertising associated with the tournament

• Entrance into drawing for Free Chamber membership

• Company name prominently displayed on banner at the club house


• Hole Sponsorship Sign

• 1 ticket to event

• 1 raffle ticket and 1 Mulligan

• Company name displayed at event

$150 PAR

• Entrance into drawing for Free Chamber membership

• Hole Sponsorship sign indicating the name of the company or individual sponsor Plus, for an additional $25, you will be allowed to be at a designated hole to hand out your goody bag item personally to the players and establish great face to face contact

$50 HULA HOOP/LIMBO • Company name displayed at event • Business name announced during game • Entrance into drawing for Free Chamber membership

• Company name on sponsor sign

• Mentioned from stage all day long

$? NAME MY OWN AMOUNT • Mentioned from stage during event

Contest Sponsor Gift certificates, cash donation, items to be given away as prizes. Announced from stage at the time of award to winner.

Silent Auction Items If you have a product, service or other donations that you would like to donate for the silent auction, you will receive advertising at the event and your business name will be on the bid sheet.

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