April 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Moser's April Message
Spring has arrived.  The days are warmer, the trees are turning green, the flowers are blooming.  And my lawn is filled with dandelions!!! As of now, the State of Texas no longer has any restrictions on Covid-19 vaccinations for anyone 16 or older.  So, I ask, no encourage each of you to please get your shots…2 shots (unless the vaccine is Johnson and Johnson).  
Take Advantage of Virtual Club Leader Training
Join us on Saturday, April 10th at 8:30AM for our virtual District Assembly. Meet incoming District Governor Max Duplant for Rotary 2021-22 Club Leader Training.  Courses: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Foundation, Public Image, and Strategic Planning. This is a free training event however you must register to receive the Zoom link. All Rotarians are welcome!! Click to Register.
Volunteers Wanted for District Service Project
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your support with our DISTRICT SERVICE PROJECTS for District Conference. Our theme is Sanitation, and clubs will be able to participate in multiple ways, working to assemble three types of Hygiene kits for our North Texas community. For more info & to sign up: https://rotary5810.org/sitepage/hygiene-kits-service-project
White Rock Rotary Steps Up to Sit Down
White Rock Rotary assisted the White Rock Rock Center of Hope (WRCH) with collating their quarterly newsletter. WRCH is a non profit that serves several Zip Codes in East Dallas. WRCH assists with food, clothing, and sometimes, financial assistance to those in need. The newsletter helps keep donations coming in for these activities.
Brown Bag Lunches for Homeless in Dallas
On February 26th, the University of Dallas Rotaract club held a service project called the Brown Bag Lunch Program. 200 brown bag lunches were prepared for Mother Teresa food pantry and the following day they were distributed to the homeless in downtown Dallas. 
Congratulations Essay Winners
Congratulations to our essay winners for the Four Way Test essays from the Bobby Summers Middle School interact Club! Avery Bilotte -1st, Bernabe Solis 2nd, and Marissa Flores 3rd. 
Great job students!
Rotary’s Learning Center Available on Mobile Devices

Rotary’s Learning Center now available on mobile devices!  You can now take Rotary’s online courses on most mobile devices. See our how-to guide for detailed instructions or follow these steps to get started:

Little Dresses For Africa
The Melissa Rotary and Interact clubs combined to make up "little Dresses for Africa" BY teaming up with other local groups we successfully carried off the 5th year of this project. Kellie Maynard posted the following about the project:
Greenville's Raffle Fundriaser - Cozumel for 2
The Rotary Club of Greenville and The Rotary Club of Cozumel are teaming up for an amazing fundraiser!  Cozumel Vacation for 2  ... How many tickets do you want?
Rockwall Rotary Club Finds New Way to Honor Local Students
During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have understandably allowed limited interaction on campuses during the school day, which has changed the way we as Rotarians honor our local students. They’re no longer able to attend our weekly lunch meetings off campus to accept their Student of the Honor awards in person.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $3,500 to Mesquite ISD Education Foundation 
Mesquite Rotary Club President Dr. Angel Rivera presented a $3,500 donation check to the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation on March 24th. Foundation Executive Director Randy Lewallyn accepted the check.
6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
One Tournament. Two Beneficiaries. You are invited by the Rotary Club of Dallas to participate in our 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.  The event is a premium Charity Golf Tournament which benefits Safer Dallas Better Dallas and the Dallas Rotary Club Foundation.
Helping to Improve Nutrition in the Bonton Neighborhood
For anyone unfamiliar with Bonton Farms, it was started by Daron Babcock several years ago as a way to bring food and jobs to a very poor South Dallas neighborhood in an area designated as a “food desert.”  The farms have prospered and expanded to include the Bonton Market and a café that is open to the public for lunch, among other projects benefiting the community.
RYLead….Virtual RYLA….A very successful program
Congratulations to all our RYLead campers and staffers--we wrapped up our virtual camp RYLA this last month, and we have so much to celebrate!  All students who were selected to attend the in-person Camp RYLA were invited to participate, and in the end, about 90 students participated in our first virtual camp, RYLead
White Rock Rotary Helps Plant a Garden in a 'Food Desert'
Members of White Rock Rotary purchased, delivered, and helped plant a vegetable garden for the Sisters of Charity (Mother Theresa's Order) in a 'food desert' area of South Dallas. We hope that this garden will grow and provide fresh produce for the local community. This would definitely benefit all concerned!
Upcoming Events
Business & Job Connection
Aug 28, 2020 – Jun 30, 2021
Public Image Olympic Games
Aug 28, 2020 – Apr 15, 2021
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2021 – Apr 30, 2021
Rotary Award for Excellence in Humanity Nomination
Apr 01, 2021
District Assembly
Virtual Meeting
Apr 10, 2021
Rockwall's Clay Shoot
Apr 16, 2021
District Conference & Gala
Courtyard By Marriott
Apr 23, 2021 11:30 AM –
Apr 24, 2021
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2021 – May 31, 2021
District 5810 Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Virtual Meeting
May 15, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June Theme - Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021
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Academy Interact
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