November 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's November Message
Happy Foundation Month! In November, Rotarians all over the globe turn their attention to focusing on The Rotary Foundation. Charity Navigator, an outside firm that rates non-profit organizations, gave Rotary the highest possible rating-100 points out of 100 review questions! One big reason- money goes where we say it will go. So as you work to get sponsors for your events, you have confidence knowing any research on our Foundation will get a satisfactory answer on whether to support our causes.
October in Grand Prairie
We had a good and busy October at the Rotary Club of Grand Prairie.  We supported our sister club, Metro Rotary Club, at their Annual Pumpkin Race by cooking and serving pancakes to their participants and volunteers.  5:30 am to Noon...a productive and busy day.   
McKinney Supports Kids Against Hunger
The MRC packaged 360 meals and made a financial contribution on Friday Oct.18th to Kid's Against Hunger. Each package will serve 4 meals. These meal packages went to elementary school children in Honduras. 
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
Our Rose Parade Tradition
Travel, Decorate and Celebrate
December 29-January 2 Travel to California, December 30- Decorate the Rotary Float & Join Local Rotarians for Dinner with the RI President, December 31 New Year Eve in LA, January 1st, Excellent Tickets for the Tournament of Roses Parade
Spaces are LIMITED, PLEASE email for more information
GISD Career and Technology Tour
Rowlett Rotary members where hosted recently for a guided tour of the GISD Career & Technology Center located at 4885 N. President George Bush Freeway in Garland by principle Coleman Bruman.
Waves of Glory
Finding a unique way to say “thank you” to our family, friends and neighbors who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces is a constant effort.  The Commerce Rotary Club would like to provide a venue whereby you can do just that. 
Beginning this November, The Commerce Rotary Club will begin a new tradition in our community.  A venue will be provided for businesses, families and individuals to say “thank you” to those who protect our freedom – the Veterans of Hunt County.  
How Much Peanut Butter Can Park Cities Pack?
Around 45 Park Cities Rotary members, their families and friends came to the North Texas Food Bank Distribution Center in Plano on Saturday, October 5th.  Their goal was to sort and check each of the thousands of peanut butter jars collected from a food drive the Food Bank had just completed in Collin County. 
Suzy Cravens Christmas Cookie Challenge
Suzy Cravens, is a Coppell Rotarian and a cookie baker/designer. She is competing on an episode of Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge. Set to air, Monday, November 18 at 9 pm.  #ChristmasCookieChallenge  @FoodNetwork
Training Talk - Rotary Education 

What are your desires in your own personal education of Rotary?  

As I attended the Zone Institute this past month, the word training was mentioned several times but not what you typically think in Rotary.  RI Larry Dimmitt was the first one in his speech to share about training and the importance of education in Rotary. He defined training as more like what we do with our animals, such as how to shake or catch a stick. And education is more about understanding and knowing.  So Rotary is not about training but rather about education.

Challenge Air Day 2019
Challenge Air day at Mesquite Airport on Oct. 19th. It was a day for special need children to get to fly in a small plane. There were 22 pilots with their own planes and paid all their own expenses.
2019 Plano Flags of Honor
From November 9 - November 17 at Oak Point Park, 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.
White Rock Volunteers at Texas Discovery Gardens
Members of White Rock Rotary enjoyed volunteering at the Texas Discovery Gardens during the State Fair of Texas. (Photo taken by a member of Midlothian Rotary Club, who was also volunteering there).

Unite For Troops Veterans Day Celebration
The Irving Sunrise Rotary Club invites all Rotarians to come join them at the "Unite For Troops Veteran's Day Celebration" on Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 4pm at Porter's Army & Navy Store, 600 E. Irving Blvd 75060. This is a spectacular event where everyone is volunteer and everything is donated....... right down to the port-o-poddies! They will have a M*A*S*H helicopter coming with a raffle for a 1/2 hr ride , supermodel Abigail Rich is bringing the spirit of Rose the Riveter and Santa Claus is visiting from 11-2. Lots of good food, live music and Free activities for kids! Bounce houses, petting zoo, games, face painting, crafts to send to troops, letter writing, and a reptile exhibit. Plus,  booths to support our veterans in our community.
District 5810 Partners with the Cozumel Rotary
District 5810 partners with the Cozumel Rotary club for service projects. Providing clean water and sanitation systems is an international goal of The Rotary Foundation.  The Sunspring Water Purification System in Cozumel bears the Rotary International emblem and a plaque expresses gratitude for the TEXAS Rotarians.
Upcoming Events
World Interact Week
Oct 28, 2019 – Nov 01, 2019
Deadline to pay RI & District Dues
Oct 31, 2019
Major Donor Dinner
Nov 01, 2019
November Theme - Rotary Foundation
Nov 01, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019
Conflict Resolutions & Making Change (Pilot)
Nov 02, 2019
Dallas Uptown's 6th Annual Men Who Can Cook
The Lawley Art Group
Nov 02, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
November Roundtable
Escape Expert
Nov 09, 2019
Rotary Day at the UN
Nov 11, 2019
Club 990 Filing Date
Nov 15, 2019
Foundation Seminar/Grant Certification Training
Escape Expert
Nov 16, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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