When the Covid-19 Pandemic struck, it seemed as if most of our activities came to a stop.  Now, it seems the District is getting busier and busier. In February, our District Governor-Elect participated in a virtual International Assembly where our incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta introduced his theme for 2021-2022, “Serve To Change Lives”.
International President Shekhar Mehta introduced his theme for 2021-2022, “Serve To Change Lives”.  Then we planned for our District President-Elects, President-Nominees and Assistant Governors attended the first ever virtual Lone Star PETS.  And don’t forget that fun we had planned for Mardi Gras party orchestrated by PDG Beverly Grogan.
Who knew that Mother Nature would step forward and snow us in, interrupt our power and water supply?  Is the power back?  Are the lights on?  Quick, boil some water…
Wow, is 2021 going to be 2020 Déjà vu?
We cancelled our Madi Gras party. We moved LSPETS to March.  WOW!  Lone Star PETS will be held March 8 thru March 13.  The March version of District Roundtable will be cancelled…the majority of our District Leadership team is involved in the production and delivery of LSPETS.
Now we’ll get busy again in April.  Since we already have two major events planned for April, your District Leadership Team has decided to cancel the April Roundtable , again (April 10) so DGE Max Duplant can have her District Assembly in its place.  District Assembly is a great place for any Rotarian to learn about Rotary.  There are classes for the club officers, plus how-to’s for lots of other Club functions.  The District Assembly will be virtual, so there will be no charge for the event..  DGE Max will have more information coming out soon.
Also in April (April 23-34) we will hold the annual District Conference.  The District Conference is a celebration of the 2020-2021 Rotary year and will be a hybrid event.  It will held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Allen, Texas with portions of the event streamed for those who feel uncomfortable with in-person meetings.  We kick the party off with the ALL CLUB LUNCHEON…when every club in District 5810 is encouraged to attend. Cancel you club meetings for that week, bring you club bell and help us start the party by having 61 clubs ringing at once.  Our speaker for the All Club lunch will be RI Director Suzi Howe.  Early registration is open now.
Saturday morning we plan to have some very interesting and entertaining speakers.  After lunch Saturday will be the District Business Meeting where changes to the District Manual of Procedures will be entertained.  Saturday afternoon, we also plan a service project to help those in our communities.  We’ll cap the event Saturday night with the Roaring 20’s Party to benefit The Rotary Foundation.
All-in-all we plan to be busy this Spring.