Here’s hoping each and everyone is looking towards a very happy Valentine’s day, and a really great month.
It looks like the vaccine for Covid-19 is starting to hit the public and will become more available in the coming months.  I encourage each and every one of you to take of advantage of this vaccine to protect yourself from this pandemic.
Encourage others to take their shots so we can beat this scourge and get back to our normal lives.   Here’s a message Jim Frankiewitz (Dallas Rotary Club) shared:
“In a previous email, I had shared a link to the Parkland Hospital My Chart web site.  Signing up with Parkland helps get you in queue to receive the Covid vaccine through them.
 It is becoming apparent that you can increase your chances of getting the vaccine by signing up in multiple places.
 Following these links will get you started on the path to a vaccine.  I hope you find these helpful.  Feel free to share them far and wide.
Dallas County Health and Human Services: Health and Human Services | Home (
Collin County Health Services:  COVID-19 Vaccines (
Tarrant County Health Services:  COVID-19 Vaccine (
Baylor also has an app:  Download MyBSWHealth Mobile App
Rotary District 5810 is about to get busy again.  Coming up this month is training for incoming Club Presidents, Club President-elects, and Assistant Governors.  The training occurs Virtually at Lone Star President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) February 22 through February 27.  Attendance for Club President-Elects is mandatory.  Following PETS in April with be the District Assembly…training for incoming club officers and all Rotarians.  We don’t know yet if the District Assembly will be live, hybrid or virtual…stay tuned.
Speaking about getting busy, planning for the upcoming year’s Camp RYLA and the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) is underway.  I know Dana Mackison has his planning process underway, and Mike Pugh is holding meetings with the 2021-2022 RYE students and their families.
The District will hold a virtual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, February16 at 6:30PM.  Grab your beads, masks and hurricanes and prepare to have a good time.  Watch your inbox for further information.
Planning is underway for several events, including the District Assembly, The District Conference and the District Awards Celebration.  We’re always looking for volunteers to help with these events, so if you’d like to help, let me know and I’ll hook you up with the event chairs.  I am putting out a special plea for help with the District Conference, April 23 and 24.  Glen and Vickie Campbell (Prestonwood) are the chairpersons for this event and they need help in several areas.  If you can help, please let Vickie (
Plano West will host Rotary International Secretary-General John Hewko at noon on Tuesday, February 23.  John will talk about Diversity, Service and the Rotary Foundation.  We’re honored to have the Secretary-General speak at Plano West, so please make plans to attend this meeting.
Be on the lookout for the Rotary semi-annual dues statement.  Your club should have received or may soon receive the bill for your semi-annual Rotary International dues.  This bill is due upon receipt, so please make sure to get a check to RI right away. Also, If you’re holding funds for the Rotary Foundation, please send them in as soon as you can.  The Foundation can’t use funds unless they actually have them.