Our Rotary year of Serving to Change Lives is rapidly coming to an end.  Our final Roundtable will be held on June 18 and will include discussion of the significant accomplishments we have had as a District this year.
For clubs that are interested in providing aide to those impacted by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, I have received the following information from the District Governor for that area:  
In response, and in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Uvalde, our Rotary District 5840 has set-up a Uvalde Community Relief Fund within our 501c3 Foundation. The purpose of this fund will be to assist and comfort, where possible, those who are grieving and who are most affected by the shooting as well as to aid in the restoration of the shattered world view of the children, families, educators, and first responders of Uvalde. 
You may make your tax deductible donation by check payable to “District 5840 Foundation” with a memo line of "Uvalde Community Relief Fund". Send the check to Rotary District 5840 Foundation, P.O. Box 13, Boerne, TX 78006. Or you can donate through Zelle using this email ROTARYUVALDECOMMUNITYFUND@GMAIL.COM. Note - if using Zelle, please add your email address and/or contact information in the comment section if you want a tax receipt.
In May the 4-Way speech contest was held in person in Frisco and all 18 students participating were fabulous, ranging from gender issues to moral relativism, the war in Ukraine to challenges immigrants to the U.S. face, and so, SO much more. Many thanks to Jim Bullock for the excellent job done on such a well organized and well run  event.The top 6 finalists as follows: 
1st place: Madhalassa Iyer of Plano Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano West)
2nd place: Joshua Li of Plano West Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano East)
3rd place: Rudy Lea of Dallas Christian H.S. (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mesquite)
4th place: Samuel Cavanna, home-schooled (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Irving Sunrise)
5th place: Andie Abell of Plano Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano)
6th place: Hailey Williams, J.J. Pearce H.S. (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Prestonwood)
Speaking of youth events, Camp RYLA is also back in person.  I had the pleasure of welcoming the 170  campers last week and what an energetic group they are!  Many thanks to Dana Makison and Jim Duffy for seeing to it that the participants have the very best experience!
The Rotary International Convention is being held in Houston this week.  District 5810 is well represented with 118 of our  members in attendance.  If you have not travelled to Houston, you can still sign up to attend virtually.
Finally, be sure to register for the Banquet to be held on June 23 to not only install incoming District Governor Howard Templin as well as the other District and Club leaders for 2022-2023.
It has been an absolute pleasure to serve you as District Governor over this past year.  I have made so many new friends and am amazed at all the ways that our Clubs continue to Serve to Change Lives.
Wishing all of you the very best in the future-
Max S Duplant
2021-2022 Governor
District 5810