October 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's October Message
October is Economic and Community Development month for RI, and many 5810 Rotarians are hard at work on projects that are making a difference here at home and all over the world.. Fall is a great time for outdoor fundraisers, and many clubs use these high profile projects to raise money for so many of the charities in North Texas. After last year’s strong storms had many clubs having to cancel their traditional projects, this year features clear weather (albeit VERY HOT), as many successful events are held all over the District to support our communities’ local needs.
Training Talk - Literacy
Do you ever wonder about ways on how you can impact literacy of others?  Literacy is my passion.  So this topic is easy for me to share some of the best resources available.
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Coppell Rotary awarded "International Service Award"
The Coppell Rotary Club has been awarded the distinguished "District 5810 International Service Award" for the club's work in 2018-2019.  Coppell Rotary Club partnered with Rotary host club, Hubli Mid-Town (India) and our local Train and Help Babies(TaHB) organization.
World Polio Day is Oct. 24th
All clubs are encouraged to do something in support of WPD. Some ideas:
Working Together To Make A Difference 
McKinney Rotary Club expects to collect in excess of 110 stuffed animals for Adam's Animals this month. Adam’s Animal’s has donated 75,000 new stuffed animals to the oncology wards and ERs in various Collin and Dallas hospitals.  Adam Hurst was a vibrant 18 year old Collin College students who was diagnosed with leukemia July 1999 and suddenly died 26 days later.  During those 26 days he kept a stuffed frog that had been given to him as a gift on his head or shoulder during chemo, blood transfusions, spinal taps and many sleepless nights—it became his friend and ally.  To honor his memory his parents started Adam’s Animals. 
Collin College Blood Drives
North Texas Pioneers and Plano Sunrise Rotary Clubs joined togetther to hold blood drives at Collin College. Our Carter BloodCare friends, did a great job of screening and taking blood from the 106, students that attempted to donate, today. At this blood drive we solicited 106, students to attempt to donate and we did secure 68, good units of blood. Thus giving the potential of saving 162 lives. 
2019 Plano Flags of Honor
From November 9 through November 17, The Plano East Rotary Club will hold the third annual Plano Flags of Honor program at Oak Point Park.  For seven days 1,000 3’ x 5’ American flags fly in honor of those who have served and continue to serve today.
The Haunted Landmark: Greenville Club Scares Support Scholarships
When one thinks of Rotary, blood-curdling screams and zombies don’t usually come to mind. But the Rotary Club of Greenville has been bringing the scares at their “Haunted Landmark” for eight years while helping preserve a historical landmark and funding scholarships for area youth at the same time.
Almost 12 years ago, a small group of Rotarians from Club 1832, aka “The Noon Club,” helped rescue the town’s historic 1910 post office –the Landmark on Lee. At the time, they had no idea the site where Audie Murphy signed up for the Army would become of one of the most thrilling attractions in Northeast Texas.
Interact Leadership Summary
On September 21, The Leadership Summit was held for our Interactors. We had an amazing attendance w/over 550 people registered and over 450 students in actual attendance. In addition, we had faculty advisors, Rotarians and RYLArians to round out the total attendance.
6th Annual Men Who Can Cook
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown will be hosting our sixth annual Men Who Cook on Saturday, Nov 2 from 4 to 7 PM at the Lawley Art Group, 1507 Dragon St. in the Design District. The event features 25 celebrity Rotary chefs, a wine pull, silent and live auctions and live music for an elegant evening of gustatory adventure and fun. For more information and to purchase tickets and/or donate online please check our website at dallasuptownrotary.org."
A New Sign in Melissa TX
We wanted to share our new sign with our friends around the District. We had this made by a local family and it is now installed outside our Melissa ISD administration office, the location of our weekly meeting. We’re excited to increase our visibility in Melissa!
Coppell Rotary Interact Club
The first meeting of the Coppell Rotary Interact Club of Coppell was a success!  Sponsored by the Coppell Rotary Club, this is a service organization for students in grades 9-12. Members have fun, develop new friendships while gaining leadership skills and serving our local and international community.  Home schooled and students  from all 9-12 grade campuses in Coppell are welcome to join. For more information, please email info@coppellrotary.org
Dallas' 15th Annual Salute To Veterans
This will be the Rotary Club of Dallas’ 15th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans.  This event honors our veterans and raises funds to benefit two extraordinary organizations:  USO DFW and the George W. Bush Military Service Initiative. Come join us:  https://dallasrotary.org/sitepage/events/sav
The Keynote speaker is Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN, Ret.  He is a former four-star Admiral, retired (2012) after 34 years of service in the US Navy.  He last served as the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, the largest naval force in the world with over 180 ships, 2,000 aircraft and 125,000 personnel.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,500 to Mesquite Retired Educators Book Project
The Mesquite Rotary Club presented a donation of $2,500 to the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees book project at their meeting on October 1stt
Congressman Allred Kickoffs Another Interact Year at Hillcrest High School
This was a particularly inspiring kickoff to the Interact year.  This is the eleventh year of Interact at Hillcrest H.S., sponsored by the Rotary Club of Park Cities, and it just seems to get better every year.  This year the kickoff speaker was Congressman Colin Allred, who graduated from Hillcrest H.S. in 2001.
Habitat House in Royse City
The Habitat House in Royse City is nearing completion and the Royse City club has done some painting, caulking and clean up.  They are planning on helping with a kitchen shower when it is completed! Pictured, Mike and Jackie Gilbert work on finishing touches.
Skyline Interact Attends Leadership Summit
Last spring, all the members of Skyline Interact Club graduated.  The club, sponsored by White Rock Rotary, is regenerating this school year with new members.  Five of them attended the Interact Leadership Summit, along with their White Rock Rotary sponsors.
Wounded Warriors Webinar
Howard berg of the E-Club of North Texas presented a 4 1/2 national webinar on Sept 7 for 50 wounded warriors to prepare them for new careers. He worked with Sgt. Major Bob Burton at Ft. Bragg NC who coordinated with the wounded warriors around the country to help put this together for us. The wounded warriors were taught 1) how to read 100% faster 2) increase comprehension of even techincal information 3) develop sharp memory 4) how to study for degrees and 5)eq skills. Another seminar is planned for next spring.
As many of you know, Howard holds the Alec Guiness record for the world's fastest speed reader ar 25,000 words per minutes. 
Request For Rotary Volunteers
Each year, Plano ISD is responsible for the speech portion of the Regional Academic Decathlon competition.  This is a two day competition for schools across North Texas.  Rotary has been offered the opportunity to help judge the speech portion of the contest.  Individuals need no formal training.  There will be a formal training session before hand.  The competition is February 7th and will be held at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX.  There is a need for at least 36 judges for the speech event.   Training will begin around 9:45am (more details will be provided om January) with the competition beginning after noon.   Lunch will be served and it should be finished by 5:00pm.   
Please fill out this short Google form if you can be a judge: https://tinyurl.com/AcDefJudge
Please contact Robert Eppler (Associate Principal of Student Activities, Plano East High Senior High School) for all questions: robert.eppler@pisd.edu, 469-752-9012
Upcoming Events
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019
Greenville's Haunted Landmark
Oct 04, 2019 7:30 PM
North Texas Pioneers's Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Greek Isles Grill
Oct 05, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
District Flag Summit
Brookhaven Country Club
Oct 05, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Greenville's Haunted Landmark
Oct 05, 2019 7:30 PM
Greenville's Haunted Landmark
Oct 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Grand Prairie Metro's Annual Pumpkin Run
Oct 12, 2019
October Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Oct 12, 2019
Greenville's Haunted Landmark
Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Royse Annual Golf Tournament
Oct 14, 2019 11:30 AM
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