July 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's Message for July
I'm so honored and humbled to be your new district governor, because this is my chance to give back the gift of Rotary to others. 
It is not about the title, it's about an opportunity, to serve the members of our district, and to have you all be a part of the journey.  You are all very special people.  Your clubs are doing very amazing things thru the work that Rotary has become known for, and as your District Governor I pledge that I will give you the gift of my service and support, to assure this District does everything it can to support your clubs, the lifeblood of Rotary here and around the world.
New Location for District Roundtable
Starting this Rotary year, our District Roundtables will be returning to the 2nd Saturday of the month – please mark your calendars.  You can also find them on the District Event Calendar.
Rotary New Year Check List
Time to get ready for the NEW ROTARY YEAR! Download this NEW YEAR PUBLIC IMAGE CHECK LIST 2022-2023 .. to get you started.
You're Invited to the All American 4th of July Festival & Fireworks
Make plans to join the Rotary Clubs of Plano on Monday, July 4TH for the Plano's ALL AMERICAN 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS! This is a FREE EVENT! Festivities include food vendors, market vendors a kid's zone and a static parade. Start at 6PM at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano TX 75074. Free parking at Collin College, Plano Event Center and First United Methodist Church Plano. Fireworks at 9:30.
Grand Prairie Rotarians Keeping Grand Prairie Beautiful!
Grand Prairie Metro Rotarians were up early to beat the heat for their most recent Adopt-a-Street project. Club members were joined by Interact students and other volunteers in their commitment to "Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful!"
White Rock Rotary Cleans Up!
Members of White Rock Rotary, aided by members of Lake Highlands Interact Club, braved triple digit temps to clean up at White Rock Lake. These Rotarians have adopted a section of the shoreline and pick up trash every month, usually on the second Saturday. A small group of determined people can pick up a lot of trash!
Addison Midday Rotary Club collects Cereal Boxes for Metrocrest Services
Metrocrest Services Sack Summer Hunger program and Food Pantry ensures no child in the Metrocrest Services area goes hungry during the summer. Children love cereal and boxes of cereal are always in demand.  To minimize this problem, the Addison Midday Rotary Club held a Cereal Drive.
Plano West Rotary Delivers Furniture Every Month
On June 11 Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) volunteers arrived bright and early at the Bed Start parking lot across from Plano’s Custer Road United Methodist Church to deliver furniture to local families in need.
Rockwall Rotary Helps Fight Hunger Through the Summer
Although students are out of school—need doesn’t take a break for summer vacation, and neither do Rockwall Rotarians.

Memorial Day Observance
Melissa Rotary Club held a very successful Memorial Day observance at the Service Memorial at City Hall Plaza.

Flag Work Day in the Texas Heat
Only Rotarians work in 100 degree weather on a Saturday to repair, dismantle and reconstruct over 200 flags in preparation of July 4! While some would say choose a cooler time, we started at 8 and finished at 10:30 am. Our goal? To make sure those that support our flag program fundraiser receive their flag and having it wave proudly!

Rotary Partners Light Up Dallas to Honor Our Fallen Police Officers!
On July 7th,, the Rotary Club of Dallas will join with Honor Our Heroes & Safer Dallas to light up the Dallas skyline in a massive and spectacular display of stunning blue lighting to remember and honor our fallen Dallas Police Officers on the anniversary of the slaying of 5 Dallas officers on 7-7-16. Please join us in prayer and gratitude for our dedicated police who are protecting us 24/7.
Plano West Serves 69,335 Pounds and 1,840 Boxes of Food
On May 23 Plano West Rotary Club concluded a year of assisting Plano ISD with drive-through meal distributions to Plano families experiencing food insecurities.

CPC Surpasses Its Own Million Meal Challenge
Taking a cue from the North Texas Food Bank’s Million Meal Challenge, Sarah Oliai, RCPC’s Fourth of July Parade Chair, created her own Million Meal Challenge.

Plano West Rotary Supports Juneteenth Celebration
It was a very hot day! But that didn’t deter Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) from supporting the Collin County Juneteenth Celebration in Plano’s Haggard Park on Saturday, June 18. Juneteenth is a federal U.S. holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
Upcoming Events
July Theme: Bring a Friend to Rotary
Jul 01, 2022 – Jul 31, 2022
Park Cities' 4th of July Parade
Jul 04, 2022 9:00 AM
Rotary Clubs of Plano Festival & Fireworks
Jul 04, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
July Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Jul 09, 2022
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
August Theme: Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2022 – Aug 31, 2022
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 05, 2022
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Plano West
Greenville Daybreak
Plano Metro
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