July 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Moser's July Message
Wow, what a finish to the 2019-2020 Rotary year, and it appears the upcoming year is going to present more  new and challenging opportunities, But that’s our theme this year, isn’t it…”Rotary Opens Opportunities”. 
DG John Moser's Installation Ceremony
Rotary's Statement on Racism
Rotary has dealt with many crises and changes recently, but our diverse, inclusive organization has issued a policy statement based on the recent social injustice activism that has taken place. Please review, embrace and help Rotary connect the world but change the world!
Coppell Rotary is supporting “Celebrate Coppell Red, White & Views
Celebrate Coppell has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions; encouraging the citizens of Coppell to celebrate our nation’s independence.
Community Connections
The Melissa Rotary Club held a Flag Day Food Drive in support of the Melissa Community Outreach. MCO supports those in need in the greater Melissa community with food twice a week.
District Awards Event
Please plan to attend the Annual Awards Celebration  Saturday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. All clubs who submitted award nominations should plan to attend and celebrate the winners. And those who didn’t submit should attend for inspiration next Rotary year.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Supports Beas Kids
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club has long supported the work of Bea's Kids, a local non-profit whose mission is "to provide educational and personal development programs to children from low income families so they will stay in school and break the cycle of poverty."
Plano East eClub-to-be creates a Positive Impact In Costa Rica
Even prior to COVID19 shutdowns, select members of the Plano East Rotary club have been leading the effort towards a 100% virtual Rotary experience. This effort is referred to an “eClub,” in anticipation of its spinning off, once the required numbers are reached.
Interact Students Participate In Flags Over Irving
Jack E Singley Academy Interact students just finished their 1st Full Holiday (Flag Day) Flags Over Irving volunteer opportunity. This club has doubled in size from last year & has a full head of steam with service projects, volunteer opportunities, & revenue producing ideas.  
Rockwall High School Interact Ends Year On High Note
The Rockwall High School Interactors were pretty busy despite not able to physically attend school and the required quarantines. In May and early June, they completed two projects. First, the Interactors wrote 174 letters Mother’s Day cards to three nursing homes in Rockwall.
Addison Midday Rotary Club Donates to Education Plus Nicaragua
Club President Jerry is pleased to report the Addison Midday Rotary Club raised $2,400 for Education Plus Nicaragua, a charity he worked with on his Rotary trip to Nicaragua. members donated $1,200 and the Addison Midday Foundation matched the donations for an additional $1,200.
Rockwall Noon Rotary Celebrates Seniors
The Rockwall Noon Rotary, in conjunction with the Edward Jones office of Kelly D. Connel,  celebrated seniors in the Rockwall Community this year by delivering Mother's Day and Father's Day baskets.
Dallas Rotary's Dream Team Mentoring Program
Oh what a year! Every year we participate in DREAMTeam, it just gets better! DREAMTeam (which stands for Dallas Rotarians Enabling Achievement through Mentoring) is a group of Rotarians who work with students at Woodrow Wilson High School starting in their sophomore year.
Richardson East Rotary Club 2020 Scholarship Recipients
As they have done for over 30 years, the Richardson East Rotary Club of Texas, through their annual scholarship application process, once again responded to the needs of the local community’s graduating high school seniors. 
..... and not a drop to drink?

In keeping with Prestonwood Rotary’s long-standing commitment to international service, our chair for these projects, Glen Campbell, was able to provide the near-completion of yet another water project in Africa:

Through Thick and Thin!
Neither storms, mud, nor Covid prevented White Rock Rotary from completing an end of the Rotary year clean up at White Rock Lake.
Irving Sunrise Adopt-A-Spot
The Irving Sunrise Rotary hasn’t missed a single Adopt-a-spot where we pick-up trash once a month along a main road in Irving. 
McKinney Rotary Particpates in the Battle of the Badges
The McKinney Rotary Club participated at the BATTLE OF THE BADGES between Law Enforcement and the Fire Fighters sponsored by CARTER BLOOD BANK. They donated 28 units.
Flag Summit Follow-Up
One of the innovations this past year was the Flag Summit held to discuss best practices of clubs who utilize this fundraiser. Sharing this information proved to  be economical.  Recently, the Rowlett Rotary Club needed to purchase some additional flags.
Upcoming Events
July Theme - Bring A Friend To Rotary
Jul 01, 2020 – Jul 31, 2020
July Roundtable
Escape Expert
Jul 11, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Awards Event
Zoom Meeting
Jul 18, 2020 5:30 PM
August Theme - Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Zoom Meeting
Aug 01, 2020
August Roundtable
Escape Expert
Aug 08, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Last day to report activities for Interact Clubs
Aug 15, 2020
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Farmers Branch
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