May 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's Message for May
May is Youth Services Month! Did you know that Rotaract is 60 years old? Yes, it started in 1962. Quite an evolution! 19,000 Rotaract clubs and 437,000 members!
Join Us at the DG, District & Club President Installation
Come join us on Thursday, June 29 at 5PM for the DG John Curtis, District Leadership and Club President Installation at the Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Ste 1700 in Dallas. Tickets are $70/person. Reserved seating opportunities available.  Click to buy tickets.
Congratulations to our Public Image Champions!
Congratulations to the following Clubs for winning our PUBLIC IMAGE CHAMPION GAMES: RC of Coppell, RC of Dallas, RC of Dallas-Uptown, RC of McKinney, RC of Melissa, RC of Plano, RC of Park Cities, RC of Plano West, RC of Rockwall and RC of White Rock! THANK YOU for being a Public Image Champion!
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Yes, come join with your Rotarian friends and families on July 22 at the ballpark and cheer the home team on as they play those dastardly Dodgers from Los Angeles. We want to begin the new Rotary year with some fun and fellowship. We are inviting our Rotarian friends in our neighboring District 5790 (Fort Worth and beyond) to join us , too.
Call to Action! Copyright Trolls Pursuing Rotary Clubs
Impacting Children's Lives in Roatan
First stop on the District Service Cruise was in Roatan, where we delivered 209 boxes and 71 backpacks with 14,433 books and school supplies for the children. Also delivered were 160 feminine hygiene kits for empowering girls. Our work tour in Roatan, included painting a kindergarten and playground.
Service Above Self in Cozumel
Day 5 of the District Service Cruise was in the port of Cozumel, Mexico where Rotarians carried ashore 40+ backpacks containing assorted school supplies and musical instruments weighing approximately 160 pounds. All year long, District 5810 has been collecting and delivering school supplies, children's shoes, and children's books to Cozumel with the help of Carnival Breeze Cruise line.  A total of 260 boxes of supplies and books and 125 pairs of shoes were delivered.
Prestonwood Rotary Providing Clean Water for School in Roatan
Vickie Campbell, President Elect, delivered a $3000 donation in February 2023 to Dr Charles Parchment, Christtel Caceres, Mike Wittry and Ana Flores, President of the Rotary Club of Roatan, for the installation of a catchment water system at C.E.B. Guaymuras school in Roatan.
Tanzania Children's Choir Coming to the Dallas Area!
The Tanzania Children’s Choir (TCC) will be in Dallas Friday June 16th, then any day from June 19 through June 23rd. They are looking help finding a venue to give performance and if possible for a few Rotary (or partner with another Rotary Club) to host them while in Dallas. 
Camp RYLA 2023 Set to Kick-Off “We couldn’t do it without you”
Camp RYLA 2023 is set to kick-off in less than a month.  Planning and finalizing of all the details is at full speed at this time.     We will go to camp with 187 students selected by the clubs in District 5810 and approximately 75 staff members.
City Park Cleanup
The Rowlett Rotary Club and Rowlett High School Interact Club had a great cleanup of Kenwood Heights Park on Saturday April 1st. Rowlett held a citywide cleanup. Thanks to everyone for a successful community cleanup.

Coppell High School Rotary Interact Club Raises Money For Schools In Ethiopia
Coppell High School Rotary Interact Club is working hard to raise money for students in Ethiopia. These dollars will fund a Tech, Engineering & Business curriculum, written by the Interactors and distributed to schools in that region. To raise money they held an online chess tournament, Knights For A Cause, and raised $250. Rotary Club of Coppell sweetened the donation by awarding the club with an additional $500!! These students are making a difference in the world!
Mesquite Rotary Donates to Scouts BSA’s Circle Ten Council and NMHS Baseball
Mesquite Rotary vice-president John McClellan presented donations of $2,000 to assist the Scouts BSA Circle Ten Council in funding local scouting programs, and of $1,000 to assist the North Mesquite High School baseball program at the club’s meeting on April 4th.

Melissa HS Interact Club Service Project Sews 200 Dresses
On Saturday, March 25th the Melissa Interact Club, a high school organization sponsored by the Melissa Rotary Club, led a community project to sew and fill boxes of pillowcase dresses to ship to Africa and many other countries.  
Together We Are Stronger
Plano is fortunate to have five thriving Rotary clubs, each with its own personality. Together We Are Stronger - Multiple Clubs in One City Are Partners Instead of Competitors. Plano Rotary Club is the oldest club going back almost 77 years.
USOPA Awards Banquet
The Rowlett Rotary Club participated in the DFW USOPA awards banquet. It was great to meet so many Olympic and Para Olympic Athletes. The stories that everyone told were incredible thanks to Sammy Walker, President of DFW USOPA for honoring local Olympic Athletes.
Annual Garden Project
On April 3 members of White Rock Rotary Club and John Curtis, District Governor Elect, came together to work on a garden project for the Sisters of the Missionary of Charity in south Dallas.
(Left to right: Blanca Ferro, WRR members, John Curtis)
Park Cities Volunteer Day at North Texas Food Bank
Rotarians from the Park Cities Rotary Club came together on Saturday morning, April 22nd, with INTERACT Members and Students from Hillcrest High School for RCPC / NTFB VOLUNTEER DAY! We packed the equivalent of 14,500 meals on Saturday morning for their “School Pantry” program ~ bringing nutritious food to children impacted by food insecurity!

Two Campaign Forums Hosted by Plano Rotary Club
Two weeks of Plano Campaign Forums. This week, April 13 we hosted candidates for Plano ISD and this coming Thursday, April 20th, we host candidates for Plano City Council.
Dallas Annual Bike Rodeo Promotes Child Safety
The Rotary Club of Dallas, in partnership with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, and Dallas Fire & Rescue, held the Annual Rotary Club of Dallas Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day as an educational and entertaining morning for families on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.
 Melissa Rotary Club hosts Community Stroke Program
The Melissa Community was invited to a free luncheon hosted by the Melissa Rotary Club April 13, 2023.  Robert Palmer, BSN, RN, CEN, the Stroke Coordinator at Texas Health Allen, spoke to around 20 members and leaders of Rotary and the Melissa Community.
Mesquite Rotary’s 26th Rodeo Road Rally Coming Up on June 3rd 
Register now for the Mesquite Rotary Club’s 26th annual Rodeo Road Rally, presented by ASI Gymnastics.  The annual charity fundraising bike ride will start at Mesquite High School’s E.H. Hanby Stadium, 300 E. Davis, Mesquite, TX 75149. 
Upcoming Events
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2023 – May 31, 2023
District Four-Way Speech Contest
The Westwood School's Black Box Theater
May 06, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Plano Metro's Fundraiser - Pickleball Tournament
High Point Tennis Center
May 06, 2023 6:00 PM
Rotary Means Business Social
12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse
May 09, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
May Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
May 13, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary International Convention - Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
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Plano East
Preston Trails
Park Cities
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