December 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's December Message
Happy Holidays! Thank you all for the incredible tributes many clubs gave to our Veterans. From luncheons to flag ceremonies to awarding Distinguished Service awards, it was a full month of celebrating their sacrifices on our behalf. It was inspiring!
Rockwall Rotary Celebrates 80 Great Years of Service above Self
The Rotary Club of Rockwall recently hosted a celebration to mark its 80th Anniversary. On April 6, 1939, there were 20 charter members forming the city’s oldest civic club.
Salute to America’s Veterans
The 15th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans was held on November 6th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.    The keynote speaker was Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN, Retired, last serving as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
RYLA Day 7  A Great Follow-Up from Camp
One of RYLA 5810's great programs is Day 7. This year's event was held on November 23rd (as usual, the Saturday before Thanksgiving) at RL Turner High School for 140 students and 55 alumni staff helping out.
Why Rotary Challenge
Do you remember why you became a Rotarian? What about Rotary inspired you then, and what inspires you now? We all have our reasons for joining and staying in Rotary, and we want to hear your story! We are challenging all Rotarians to share their WHY ROTARY story in 50 words or less. Deadline March 5, 2020. The winner gets free admission to the Foundation Gala to be held March 28. Submit your story.
WII Veteran Honored at Plano Flags
The Plano Flags of Honors program ran from November 8-16th and was sponsored by the Plano East Rotary Club. A special higlight, was presentation of Bronze Star and POW medals to a WW II veteran's family that survived the Bataan Death March.  
Richardson's Veterns Day Program
Richardson Rotary Club celebrated Veterans Day with more than thirty Veterans attending as guests of the club.
An Evening With Santa
Come for and evening of Holiday cheer on December 10th at the Escape Expert, 2201 K Avenue, STE A-200, Plano from 7:00Pm to 9:30PM!  Dress will be casual or Holiday theme! If you are bold enough, We encourage you to wear a tacky Holiday sweater and we will have an Ugly sweater contest! Come for fun, conversation, snacks and Santa Shenanigans-everyone will have the opportunity to have the picture with Santa! Cost is $5 per person, family special: If a family has more than 5 kids/ grandkids, all will be admitted for $25. We are asking all attendees to each bring an unwrapped toy for hospitalized children and/or socks for Veterans.  Click to buy tickets
Bellamy Receives Service Above Self Award
Firefighter/Paramedic Khyla Bellamy, of the Frisco Fire Department, has been honored with the Rotary Club of Frisco’s 1st Responders “Service Above Self” award.
Allen's Rotary Clubs Annual Christmas Parade
Allen's Rotary clubs are once again putting on the Annual Christmas Parade. The parade, which is sponsored by the Allen Sunrise and Allen Noon Rotary Clubs, will be held on Sunday December 8, starting at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Tidings of Comfort and Joy.”
Local youth groups, schools, churches, businesses and community organizations are welcome to march or enter a float in this year’s parade. Proceeds from the parade fund charitable Rotary projects in the Allen community.
Sharing Life Food Drive
At today's,  Mesquite Rotary Club meeting, we asked our members to help Sharing Life with their holiday food drive, and the members performed very well. We literally collected a truck load of food and cooking supplies to be donated to the Sharing Life food pantry. This will help many families have a better Thanksgiving. 
McKinney Rotary - Supporting Our Troops
McKinney Rotary is once again going to collect items to be sent to some of our active service members who are overseas as a way to help them celebrate the Christmas holidays and know folks back home are appreciative of their efforts to keep us safe. 
Rotary Club unveils 'Waves of Glory'

Dozens gathered near City Park in Commerce on a chilly Friday night to honor local veterans. There, they witnessed the official dedication of the new “Waves of Glory” installation across the street from the park. Created by the Commerce Rotary Club, “Waves” has been a big undertaking for the local club.

Dentistry with a Heart – and Smiles!
For the ninth year the Rotary Club of Park Cities members hosted Dentistry with a Heart to provide dental services to those who could not otherwise afford them. Led by RCPC members, dentist Dr. Michael Rainwater, and Past President Fred Brown, this year provided over $37,000 in dental services
Feeding Children Everywhere
The Rotary Club of Dallas will have its “Feeding Children Everywhere” event at Scottish Rite Hospital on Saturday, February 29th from 10:00AM – Noon. 
Coppell Rotary and Partners Bring Life –Saving Training and Treatment to Premature Births Worldwide
The Coppell Rotary Club began partnering with a local Coppell non-profit, Train and Help Babies, three years ago and the collaboration continues to grow. Recently, the Coppell Rotary Club, along with Train and Help Babies, partnered with the Dallas Rotary Club to bring water, sanitation and hygiene skills to, Ghana.
Honoring Veterans in Waxahachie
Mickie Hill, President of the Rotary Club of Waxahachie is proud to gift Veteran and Retired Fire Chief, Dave Hudgins with a $500. donation benefiting the annual Veterans Appreciation Celebration in Waxahachie, Texas.
All Assessible Playground Now Open
The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch in partnership with the City of Carrollton, officially opened the All Assessible Playground at Rosemeade Recreation Center on Saturday November 9th
Faith Family Academy Interact Club Rotary News
Students from Faith Family Academy recently volunteered at 2 local events for the Salvation Army. The students built Angel Tree packets  and then also worked at North Park Mall to actually distribute these to patrons of the mall.
Are Vaccines Important?
Are vaccines important? Let me explain how lack of the polio vaccine changed my mom’s life in the 1930’s.  Polio epidemics used to pop up from nowhere, and my mom as a toddler caught the devastating virus, resulting in much despair and suffering. Let me jump forward to the 1970’s, to my toddler days, when we kids were all privileged to be protected by the polio vaccine.
Upcoming Events
December Theme - Disease & Prevention Treatment
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
Allen Rotary Annual Christmas Parade
Dec 08, 2019 2:00 PM
An Evening With Santa - Toy Drive
Escape Expert
Dec 10, 2019
December Roundtable
Escape Expert
Dec 14, 2019
McKinney's Parade of Lights
Dec 14, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Multi-Club Happy Hour
Catino Laredo
Dec 18, 2019 6:00 PM
By-name club membership MUST be up-to-date
Dec 31, 2019
Club election results for 2020-21 officers due to
Dec 31, 2019
January Theme - Vocational Service
Jan 01, 2020 – Jan 31, 2020
January Roundtable
Escape Expert
Jan 11, 2020 9:30 AM
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