November 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's November Message
November is Rotary International Foundation month, and it is a great time for you to check in to your Rotary donations account to see where you stand in contributions to the Foundation.    It is also a good time for you to do your tax planning for charitable gifts for the end of the year. 
Earn an Entry for District Cruise Raffle!
Win an entry for the District 5810 Cruise Raffle!! The District is giving away one room for the cruise on April 23 – 30, 2022. Winner will be announced in January. Each month (Oct-Dec), Clubs will have an opportunity to earn an entry to the raffle. To earn a raffle ticket in November, Clubs must submit a story on why the Rotary Foundation is good for humanity. Submit story
Join Us Honoring Veterans and First Responders
Visit the PLANO FLAGS OF HONOR at Red Tail Pavilion (formerly Oak Point Park) for a week-long, full of events on Nov. 5- 12 honoring our Veterans and First Responders. Each flag on display has a dedication card that tells the story of a hero whose life is or was devoted in service to their fellow man. 
Men* Who Cook Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Don't miss this year's Men* Who Cook event on November 5. We will have bigger and better auction items that include unique experiences and merchandise. In addition to the delicious food we also will have a live band, live auction, wine pull, and a new gift card pull.
BBQ Luncheon for Rotary Veterans
Rotary Club of Plano East is holding their Annual Rotary Veterans Luncheon Event on Friday, November 11th, Veteran's Day at the Plano Flags of Honor at noon at the Oak Point Park. There is no cost to attend this event, however you must register by Nov. 7th to receive a meal. To register:

Miss Texas Visits Wylie
The Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork sponsors each year's Miss Texas (America) for Wylie ISD elementary school visits. Miss Texas shares her mission and encouragement with the students. Pictured with Miss Texas is club president Lynn Fagerstrom.
People of Action - Melissa Rotary Club Stirs Up Community Parks Project
The Melissa Rotary Club and volunteers supported the community and City Parks Department by spreading huge piles of new mulch under playgrounds and trees on Saturday, October 1st, 2022.
Positive Inter"Action" With Police and Community
The Rotary Club of Dallas responded to a request from the Dallas Police Department to participate in the DPD National Night Out block party, October 4, with the objective of minimizing conflict, and building trust and rapport between citizenry and the police department.
4 Day Balloon Festival 
Plano Rotary Club served as volunteers in the Information Booth at the recent 4-day Plano Balloon Festival. 
Cookies for Cops 
Rotary Club of Dallas Made the Fifth Round of ‘Cookies for Cops’ to Remind Dallas Police Department That Rotary Appreciates and Supports Them
White Rock Lake 
White Rock Rotary enjoyed the great weather while cleaning up the shoreline. The club has adopted a section of the lake for regular trash pick up.
Collin County Rotary Club Distributes Funds to Area Non-Profit Organizations 
Collin County Rotary Club partnered with the LoveLife Foundation, Maylee Thomas-Fuller and McKinney Mayor George Fuller, for the second year in a row to give donations to six not-for-profit organizations on North Texas Giving Day. The donations were made strategically in order to receive matching donations for each of the six not-for-profit organizations.

Storybook Service Leaders
Once upon a time...
Our local service leaders – Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork, Wylie Evening Lions Club, and Nu Gamma chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International - joined efforts to restock Little Free Libraries around town. Little Free Library is an international initiative to make books freely accessible in each community.

What is Rockwall Rotary Doing With All That Peanut Butter?
The Rockwall Rotary Club has collected loads of peanut butter – to the tune of 276 pounds! That translates into 222 meals served to those who need them.

Coppell Celebrates Polio Month with "Pinot for Polio"
Rotarians and Friends gathered in October for the fight against Polio at "Pinot for Polio" at Landon Winery at The Sound in Cypress Waters. Everyone enjoyed sips of wine and delicious nibbles, with 10% of proceeds going to Rotary International Polio Plus.
It Takes a Community!
It takes a Community to “Fight Hunger”! Food insecurity is a growing problem across our country.
EndCAN Supported Across Multiple States by Suicide Prevention & Brain Health Rotary eClub
Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub members from Texas, Colorado and Ohio supported efforts of EndCAN to End Child Abuse and Neglect at recent Walks in Dallas, Denver and Columbus (

AMRC Continues Support for the New Metrocrest Services Headquarters
Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC) has pledged $15,000 over the next 3 three years for the new Metrocrest Services Headquarters.
Sleigh Bells Arrive Early Around Here
Wylie East Fork Rotarians pack twenty boxes to support Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas. Sleigh bells ring early around here where each member grabs items to pack into age and gender specific boxes.

Plano West Raises $36,000 at Balloon Fest Fundraiser
On Sept. 21-25, Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) was able to hold its first funnel-cake fundraiser at the Plano Balloon Festival in several years, and it was a sweet success!
Rotary Clubs of Plano Holiday Parade
Save the Date for the Holiday Parade “March of the Toys” – December 10, 2022. The Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. from a brand-new downtown location. A festival in Toyland will be held in the North parking lot of the Plano Municipal Building immediately following the parade. Stop by to see the winning floats, Santa and Ms. Claus, enjoy Holiday music, crafts, food trucks, vendors and a winter kid zone! Toyland will be open until 1:30 p.m.  
Rockwall Rotary Invents a Fun New Tradition to Help Eradicate Polio
Rockwall Rotary joined the districtwide competition to raise funds to combat polio this year. Their new event, Pints and Pies for Polio was a huge success.

Rotarians Participate in City of Coppell's Kaleidoscope
Rotarians supported the City of Coppell's Kaleidoscope, a festival of culture, color and music in early October. Raffles tickets were sold for a 2023 Flag Subscription with proceeds going to Rotary International Polio Plus. It was a fun afternoon supporting our community!
Stepping Up is What We Do
It's been a long-held characteristic of Rotarians to see a problem and step up to help, just like these three Rotarians did when a session at the RI Convention in Houston was canceled at the last minute.  Read how Shirley from the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary e-Club and two other Rotarians stepped up to lead a fantastic session on Storytelling.
Upcoming Events
World Interact Week
Oct 31, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
November Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2022 – Nov 30, 2022
North Texas Pioneer's Pies for Polio Event
Nov 02, 2022
Preston Trails & E-Club North Texas Polio Event
The Nook at Light Farms
Nov 02, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Midlothian's Pints for Polio Event
Beef O' Brady's
Nov 03, 2022 4:00 PM
Plano East's Plano Flags of Honor Event
Red Tail Pavilion (formerly Oak Point Park)
Nov 05, 2022 – Nov 12, 2022
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