September 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's September Message
This month is Basic Education & Literacy month. I encourage clubs to emphasize this in three ways.
  • Do something at a local school. Have an event with Interactors or Rotaractors focused on education or literacy. Take an action video and photos.  Send those to Pam Blankenzee with an article for the website. Put them on your website & social media!
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International
Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Invitation to join RI President at the 2nd Africa Peace Concert
You're invited to attend the virtual conference on Friday, Sept. 2 at 3PM where R.I. President, Jennifer Jones is the guest of honor for the second Virtual Africa Peace Concert in honor of Peace Promotion and Conflict Prevention. The main objective of the concert is to raise funds to support the Rotary Africa Peace Fund.
Public Image Champion Games 2022-2023
We are excited to announce the rollout of our new PUBLIC IMAGE CHAMPION GAMES! The Public Image Champion Games was designed to help Clubs increase their public image skill set. The more you promote your Club, the better the odds are at increasing your membership. It is a win-win all around! Each level game introduces you to tools and resources to promote your Club to your members, around the District, your community and Rotary International. 
Take Action on World Polio Day - Oct 24
Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Member Spotlight Promotion
We are excited to announce a new District Public Tool the "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT" template that will help Clubs promote current members! Submit your member's photo and we will send you back the graphic, then you post on your website and/or social media. Don't forget to tag the District (@RotaryDistrict5810) and use hashtags #District5810Proud #WeAreRotary and (include your Club Hashtag). 
Please sign up today to come with your family and friends for this amazing event! 
Cowboys VIP Tour & Dinner:   Sunday, Sept. 25,   5 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Includes VIP Guided 90-Minute Tour
  • Includes 1 drink ticket (per person)
  • Professional 5x7 Photo
  • Includes very nice 3 course meal – served suite style in the Stadium Club
  • Free parking - Lot 1 or 2, Entry A, AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX
North Texas Giving Day Just Around the Corner !!
We have a committee hard at work to make the most of North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), coming up on September 22nd.   NTGD is a massive regional campaign to raise funds for hundreds of local non-profits, and for the last several years, RYLA 5810 has participated to raise funds to help continue all the on-going district RYLA programs that extend beyond camp and throughout the year.

Plano West Rotary Helps Provide 200 Backpacks to Collin County Students
On August 6 Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) volunteers helped Jaxson Turner’s N2Y2C Charity stuff 200 brand-new backpacks with school supplies. The backpacks were distributed the next day to Collin County students.

Coppell Provides Over 350 Snack Packs for Underserved Students
Members of the Coppell Rotary Club gathered for an action-packed service project called "Notes & Nibbles".
Addison Midday Rotary Club Rolled for Metrocrest Services
At our August 2,2022, meeting, we brought packaged rolls of Toilet Paper for Metrocrest Services’ Food Pantry. Toilet paper is one of the most expensive items for the pantry to purchase, and with the Food Pantry serving over 900 families each week, they distribute lots of tissue!
AMRC Service Project #1 for 2022-2023.

It’s GREAT To Be Back at Ronald McDonald House!
For several decades members of the Rotary Club of Park Cities have been preparing and serving dinner once a month to the families staying at Ronald McDonald House – until the COVID pandemic.
Rotary Club of Dallas Honors Three DISD Teachers 
Three teachers in the Dallas Independent School District were honored as Teacher of the Year for elementary, middle and high schools, by the Rotary Club of Dallas at ceremonies on August 10.

SPBH Rotary eClub Announces "988" is Here for Crisis Hotline
As of July 16 of this year, you can now dial or text the three digit number "988" to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the US.
Greenville Collects Peanut Butter and Jelly for MARK
For our August Service Project, the Greenville Rotary Club is partnering with Prestige Benefits Group - Integra Insurance Services by collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly for the MARK (Meals for At Risk Kids) Program of Hunt County Shared Ministries.

Teacher of the Year Awards
Melissa Rotary Recognizes MREC Teacher of the Year

District Grant Enables Suicide Intervention Skills Training to Community
District 5810 Grant funding enabled the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub to provide ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) to more than 20 attendees on June 24-25 in Mesquite.
Upcoming Events
District Grant Applications Due
Sep 01, 2022
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Virtual Africa Peace Concert
Sep 02, 2022
September District Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Sep 10, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Greenville's Annual Cotton Patch Challenge
Sep 17, 2022 8:00 AM
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
View entire list
Rotary E-Club North Texas
Royse City
Collin County
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