APR 6 Chamber After Hours, 5-7pm
SHENANIGANZ in Rockwall
APR 8 Treasures on Main Ribbon Cutting
211 E. Main St, 1pm
APR 10 Speeding For Scholarships
Meeting, 11:30am HOLIDAY IN EXPRESS
APR 10 Chamber Board Meeting at     11:30 at HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
APR 13 Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
WALKER HAWK, 7-8:45 pm
Must register in advance at City Hall, M-F 8-5
APR 18 Chamber Luncheon at Noon    OCCASIONS AT STONE RIVER

Want something FUN to do with the family that doesn’t include video games and texting? Come to the Speeding 4 Scholarships Go Karting Tournament on Sunday, July 16 from 2-5pm. It’s a blast for all ages with different levels of karts according to driving skill and age! Check out our Facebook page using the link below for more information. 

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CHAMBER AWARD CEREMONY
MAY 16, 2017

Our Chamber is honored to have this opportunity every year to acknowledge those outstanding citizens and businesses who make Royse City a better place to live, work and play. We will be presenting Awards in 8 Categories as well as recognizing our outgoing and incoming Board of Directors and officers. Our special guest speaker will be DeDe Galindo, granddaughter of world renowned motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar. Show your support by joining us on       May 16.
Must register in advance using above luncheon link.

American Legion Post 100
Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber had the pleasure of welcoming the Laramore-Osborne American Legion Post 100 with a Ribbon Cutting on March 20th.  We were honored to have  David Harvey 1st Division Commander (Left), Jason Castleberry Commander Post 100 (Center, with scissors) and Gene Toohey 4th District Commander (Right) The American Legion is the Oldest and Largest Non-Profit Veterans organization. They focus on our four pillars Americanism, National Security, Veterans and Youth.  They are temporarily holding their meetings at the First United Methodist Church Office, located at 200 Plum St., Royse City, TX. You can contact Jason at 903-274-0702.

PLAQUE PRESENTATION
The Royse City Chamber was happy to present plaques to two new members at the luncheon on March 21st. Left to right is Jason Castleberry with the Royse City Laramore/West Amercian Legion Post 100; Rachelle and Alfonso Ugalde with Media Marketing Pros.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER!
Calvary Baptist Church, Daniel Ledford
1984 FM 551, Royse City, Texas 75189 • 903-563-0910

The Royse City Chamber of Commerce has been working for years to save a historic calaboose within the City limits. Years of weathering and the poor design of its placement have left it in a major state of disrepair. Today a local business will begin work to temporarily shore up the Old Jail. Bobby Gladu, Owner of A&A Granite & Limestone in Royse City, has volunteered his time and materials to give the calaboose added support and temporararily help in the aid of further deterioration.

This structure, built between 1911 and 1921, is only one of a few left in Texas and the only one in Rockwall County. Calaboose is another word for jail and this one in Royse City was used to house less violent criminals and was also used to hold prisoners before making their way into Dallas. 

This is a piece of Texas history that should be saved and the cost to repair this structure is in the thousands of dollars. The Chamber has applied for a Grant through the Texas Historical Commission although only one is given a year with hundreds applying. If the Chamber has the honor of being chosen, it is still a matching grant and we must pay the funds up front for the repairs, which we do not have.

The Royse City Chamber of Commerce is working with That’s My Brick to create unique bricks for individuals and businesses to purchase. Your personalized brick will then be used in the landscaping of the area around the Calaboose once it is repaired. 

For more Information on this project, contact Julia Bryant, Executive Director of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce, at 972-636-5000 or info@roysecitychamber.com 

On February 20, Royse City ISD school nurses, CRO’s and Emergency Response team leaders were trained as instructors in the Stop The Bleed Program & are preparing to teach the staff at all campuses. They will also be adding hemorrhage control kits to each of the AED’s already in place throughout the district. Karen Mynar, BSN, RN, CEN Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas is the developer and instructor for this course.

For more information on how to be trained or be an instructor, go to our website and click the STOP THE BLEED link at http://roysecitychamber.com/events-programs/stopthebleed

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Atmos Energy Launches “Yard Rescue 811” Contest During National Safe Digging Month
Enter to win $811 for a Yard Makeover!

If your yard is in need of a makeover, Atmos Energy invites you to enter its Yard Rescue 811 contest. As part of National Safe Digging Month in April, the contest reminds property owners, construction crews and do-it-yourselfers to stay safe by always calling 811 before digging.

The greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during digging, according to Atmos Energy. Even minor damage, such as a gouge, scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak or failure.

By calling 811 in advance, property owners and contractors are connected to their state’s one-call center, which notifies all appropriate utilities about the excavation. Professional locators mark all underground utility-owned lines at the digging site with flags or spray paint.

See link below for details. Contest starts on April 1, ends at midnight CDT on April 30, 2017.

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