Trudy and I have had a really great time visiting District 5810 clubs, both virtually and in person.  We’ve visited 45 clubs so far with 16 left to go.  I continue to be very pleased at the way our Rotarians are handling this Pandemic and continuing to meet as a Rotary Club. 
In addition, Trudy and I joined District 5790 for their Governor Installation at Joe T Garcia’s in Fort Worth.  We also attended the Sherman Rotary Club’s dedication of their playground for underprivileged children.  This is the 3rd park dedication in Sherman we have been honored to attend.
If you look at the site, you’ll see two new features to help our Rotarians and Clubs.  The first, suggested by DGN Howard Templin is our Business & Job Connection.  This feature allows those Rotarians looking for employment connect with Rotarians who are looking for new employees.  We are operating this application in conjunction with District 5790 (Fort Worth) since we share so many employment opportunities.  The application also has an area for seasonal job seekers and an area where Rotarian owned businesses can list their business.  Other Rotarians can search this when they need merchandise or a service.  The application is now open so you can add your business now.
Another feature just added is an automated Speakers Bureau.  You can go to this app to find a speaker, or, if you’ve had a great speaker, you can add them to the speaker list. Both of these features are currently available for your use at
October 24 is World Polio Day.  I encourage Clubs and Rotarians alike to do something to publicize the fact that Polio is real, and still with us.  In our club visits, Trudy has been encouraging continued giving to the End Polio Now campaign to help us end this disease.  Clubs have generously donated more than  $6,000 ($18,000 when matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).  Additionally, District 5810 has contributed 20% of its District Designated Funds (DDF) to the End Polio Campaign.  This is $31,290 ($125,165 when matched by the World Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) which will go towards ending the scourge of Polio.
Just a reminder that this is the Election Season.  Remember, Rotary is apolitical.  We do not publicly endorse any candidate for public office.  We do encourage everyone to personally use their right to vote for the candidate(s) of their choice.
Making a difference – Rotary Showcase.  Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally and share these projects through social media. Rotary Showcase is where you document your club’s projects for the Rotary record and for other clubs to see your progress.  You can locate Rotary Showcase at:
Remember, it is not too early to consider nominating your club for a district award.  Last year, there were 17 awards that were not awarded, simply because no one applied for them.  Go to and look at the District Awards Nomination awards (in the download section).  Pick the ones that would best fit your club and begin working to achieve them.