August 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's August Message
August is Membership month in Rotary International, but that is the focus all year long. We truly have a New Rotary that we can promote with pride that emphasizes our traditional values and ethics with new found freedom and flexibility. With varying meeting schedules, new types of clubs like satellite clubs and affinity clubs, and local latitude in decision making, we stand to get more new Rotarians who need flexible meeting times, different dues structure or varying service opportunities. We are a growing part of Texas, and there are towns that need that Rotary presence. It was just announced that Dallas is the #1 City in America that Millennials move to for jobs. THAT is OPPORTUNITY!!
All Invited to Membership Seminar
There is a MEMBERSHIP seminar on Saturday, August 10th right after Roundtable at 11:00AM at the iHeart Media Center, 14001 Dallas Parkway Ste. 425. Club presidents, club membership chairs and club trainers are especially encouraged to attend. We will be discussing INNOVATIVE ways to recruit, orientation, and member engagement. EVERY Rotarian is invited to attend to help us recruit quality members, ready to serve our community and the world.
District Grant Deadline This Month!
Don’t forget! August 15 is the deadline to submit District Grants.   If you have any questions, contact
For Global Grants, there is no deadline!  Invite Paul Gorman, Global Grants Chair,  to your club meeting, and discover how you can be a part of our annual theme, Rotary Connects The World! To have him speak at your club, contact Paul Gorman  
District 5810's Camp RYLA 2019 is a huge success! Almost two hundred students and over ninety alumni and staff members were on site at Camp Hoblitzelle in Midlothian for a week of leadership training, personal development, and a ton of fun. Students were grouped into eight cabins, all of which seemingly focus on friendly battles of athleticism, talent, humor, and strategy, but the most important lessons are in the undercurrent--goal-setting, growth, and grit. 
White Rock Rotary Serves Up Burgers at Family Shelter
On July 14,  White Rock Rotary supplied and served a hamburger and hot dog dinner with all the trimmings to the residents of Family Gateway Shelter in Dallas. There were 10 volunteers serving the meal for about 85 residents, adults and children. A good time was had by all. 
Mesquite Rotary Inducts New Officers and Celebrates 60 Years of Service

The Mesquite Rotary Club held induction ceremonies for the group’s 2019-2020 officers and board members at their meeting on July 9th.  All 33,000 local clubs in Rotary International change their leadership in July each year.  This provides for fresh vision and energy throughout the worldwide organization of business and professional leaders, which was established in 1905.  The ceremonies were performed by the Rotary District 5810 governor-elect John Moser.

Rotary E-Club Sponsors Wounded Warriors Workshop
The Rotary E-Club of North Texas will be sponsoring a free workshop for the Wounded Warriors given by club member and Sec'y Howard Stephen Berg, the world's fastest reader.
The workshop is on September 7th from 12 PM to 4:30 PM CDT.    The link to sign up for wounded warriors is
Howard recently trained the U.S. Special Forces at Fort Bragg, and was told about the high suicide rate amongst the wounded warriors.   They can't find work because of their injuries. 
Rotary Club of Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
What would be the Fourth of July without a parade!  For the seventeenth year the Rotary Club of Park Cities’ Fourth of July Parade brings the community together – and out on the street – to celebrate Independence Day.  Approximately 10,000 residents and guests lined the streets to watch the over 300 entries this year, ranging from the children’s bicycle parade, to city, county and state dignitaries, to antique vehicles, riders on horses, and floats.  
The Rotary Wheel In Motion

Because of Plano East Rotary and the efforts of many people, an 80 year old Vet no longer needs to worry about dying of heat stroke in the middle of the night for lack of electricity and air conditioning or of getting a meal.  Another person has a wheelchair ramp to help them get in and out of their home. Women in Costa Rica have a new logo to launch their new ecotourism business (joint with the Denton Rotary Club/ Karen McDaniels) and a non-profit supporting girls education in Northern Tanzania is not being taken advantage of as it launches new marketing efforts. 

District Interact Announcements
Interact is gearing up for the best year yet! The District Interact Team is dreaming bigger than it ever has before, and they need your help! Rotary Clubs, make sure you have appointed a Rotarian Advisor to guide your Interact Clubs throughout the year and connect them to your wonderful opportunities. Send information for your Faculty Advisor, Rotarian Advisor, and Interact Club President to Rotarian Advisors, please read over all the official Rotary International documents for Interact and plan on being at Interact Club meetings to mentor, guide, and connect your Interact students to Rotary.
Inspiring Youth Across The Ocean
Allen Sunrise Rotarian Vatsa Ramanathan is proud to announce that she and her brother have started an Interact Club in the school that they own and run in Mysore, India. The school is called Sri Sharada Public School ( ). The Interact school is sponsored by her brother's Rotary Club and will partner with the Allen High Interact school sponsored by Allen Sunrise Rotary. 
RYLA North America Conference 
Congratultaions to Jadan Cro of DeSoto High School, DeSoto Rotary, and the entire state of Texas Rotary Youth Leadership for representing us at the RYLA North American Conference in Washington D.C.!! 
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Upcoming Events
Camp Hoblitzelle
Jul 28, 2019 – Aug 02, 2019
August Theme - Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2019 – Aug 31, 2019
Multi-District Training Institute
Fickett Scout Center
Aug 02, 2019 – Aug 03, 2019
August Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Aug 10, 2019
Membership Seminar
iHeart Media Center
Aug 10, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Grant Applications Due
Aug 15, 2019
Last day to report activites to earn
Aug 15, 2019
Multi-Club Happy Hour
Catino Laredo
Aug 21, 2019 6:00 PM
District dues invoice sent
Sep 01, 2019
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019
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