July 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's Message
 Happy New Rotary Year!
The 2019-2020 has kicked off in Grand fashion, with goals, new ideas and new opportunities for service. I am so honored to serve with each of you as we strive for serving others in so many different ways. This new year marks a NEW dawn for ROTARY – we are more flexible in structure of meetings, schedules, and membership types. Membership is key this year: we need quality members who have servant hearts and want to join us on the journey of helping others. Foundation giving has never been more important, and even though we have only two countries left in our fight to eradicate Polio, those two locales are the most challenging.
What's Cooking In Allen

The past two years saw Mother Nature rain out the City of Plano’s hot air balloon festival and, in doing so, also washed away the Rotary Club of Plano West’s funnel cake fundraiser, a primary source of income.

McKinney Rotary Clubs' Park Dedication Ceremony

The McKinney Parks and Recreation Department held a grand opening celebration June 15 for Phase II of Bonnie Wenk Park. Renovations to the 170-acre park include an all-abilities park, a skywalk, zipline and ropes courses, concrete hike and bike trails, two additional parking lots, five play pods and two multipurpose sports fields.

The all-abilities playground is designed for children of all ages, abilities and needs. This playground is a joint effort between the city and the Rotary clubs of McKinney. It was the biggest donation in District 5810 to date when the Rotary Clubs of McKinney collab to bring Bonnie Wenk park Phase II to life.

Sherman Rotary's Cherry Street Park Dedication Ceremony
The Sherman Rotary club was proud to donate $10,000 to make this playground at Cherry Street Park possible. Last year the Club donated funds for the Hawn Park. The club has a goal of donating $10,000 per year for more equipment for the next few years. 
Addison & Addison Midday Serve Up Pancakes
On June 8 the Addison Rotary Club and the Addison Midday Rotary Club co-sponsored a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Kids n Cops and Santa's Hero's projects sponsored by the City of Addison's Police and Fire Department. Both clubs engaged in the planning, donations and day of activities. Being our first year we did not know what to expect yet raised $1600.
15th Annual Battle of The Badges Blood Drive
Mark your calendar June 29-July 7th for the Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive sponsored by the The Plano Rotary ClubPlano West Rotary ClubPlano Metro Rotary ClubPlano East Rotary ClubPlano Sunrise Rotary Club and North Texas Pioneers Rotary. They need our support!  Click here to see donate locations. For questions, Blood Drive Chairman Daniel Long.
Rotarians Working Together For Their Community
Shout out to The Plano Rotary ClubPlano Metro Rotary ClubPlano East Rotary ClubPlano West Rotary Club nad North Texas Pioneers Rotary!! They donated over 1200 pounds of food to the Plano Food Pantry. In addition to food, Plano Metro Rotary donated $1,000 and Plano East Rotary donated $300. Rotarians working together for their community!
2019 Richardson Rotary Scholarship Recipients
Last week, Richardson Rotary was introduced to their newest scholarship recipients by Kelly McBrayer, chair for this year’s scholarship interviews. Both recipients graduated June 3rd from JJ Pearce High School. Abigale Lee, center, is headed to Texas A&M and will major in Animal Sciences. LuLu Eisenberg, right, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Neuroscience.
Plano Metro Rotary serves snow cones at the PlSD Head Start 
The Plano Metro Rotary Club served over 200 Snow cones (over 100 lbs of ice) at the annual PISD HeadStart Picnic.  Cherry was the most popular flavor......Cotton Candy was the flavor most worn on the servers shirts!  
Park Cities Announces the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Fourth of July Parade
After requesting nominations from the membership for the 2019 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal, the decision has been made!  Qualifications for nominees are that they are individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to the Park Cities, who demonstrate the Rotary ideals of the 4 Way Test and Service above Self, and who is well-known and respected in the community.  The announcement is made at the Annual Announcement Luncheon honoring the current Grand Marshal and all past Grand Marshals.  This year Park Cities Rotary is pleased to recognize Francie Moody-Dahlberg as the 2019 Grand Marshal.
Mesquite Rotary Inducts Dr. James Terry into Mesquite Grove of Honor
The Mesquite Rotary Club inducted former Mesquite ISD superintendent of schools Dr. James Terry into the Mesquite Rotary Grove of Honor at the site in DeBusk Park, adjacent to the Kidsquest playground, on May 28th
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Upcoming Events
July Theme - Bring A Friend To Rotary
Jul 01, 2019 – Jul 31, 2019
July Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Jul 13, 2019
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
REAL Training - Conflict Resolution & Leading
Aug 03, 2019
August Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Aug 10, 2019
District Grant Applications Due
Aug 15, 2019
Last day to report activites to earn
Aug 15, 2019
District dues invoice sent
Sep 01, 2019
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