November 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Max Duplant's November Message
What a fabulous presentation we had from Rachel, a Trafficking Survivor at our October Roundtable.  Her comments have motivated clubs to begin thinking about what they will do as a Day of Service. Shirley Hsia has agreed to serve as our End Human Trafficking chair.  Please email her at to let her know the details of your January Service Project.
Our November Roundtable will start at 9:00am on November 20 at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving.  We will conduct 30 minutes of business and then turn the program over to Foundation Chair,  PDG Bill Dendy and his team to conduct our annual Foundation and Grant Training which is required to receive a District Grant next year.  As always, you may attend in person or through zoom.
Hard to believe we are approaching the Holiday season.  With that in mind, instead of our regular time and place for Roundtable in December, we will instead host an informal get together at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano on Thursday evening December 9 at 6pm.  Barbeque will be served and the cost for each attendee will be $20.00 to cover the food costs.  We will also invite some of the local agencies that work to End Human Trafficking so that you can visit with them and consider a personal contribution/gift.
Foundation & Grants Training - Nov. 20
On Saturday, November 20 at 9:30AM to 12PM, there will be a Foundation & Grant Training Seminar following the November Roundtable at the MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, 8001 Mustang Drive, Irving. All Clubs must have at least one attendee to qualify for Grant Certification. Foundation Chairs & Club Presidents are encouraged to attend however open to all Rotarians. 
Get Your Membership Leads
Attentional all clubs: please reach out to all Prospective Member Leads sent your way and vital to also follow up with Holly Hollenbeck, district membership chair, on the status of your Leads. And please please contact Holly soon to set up a fun program on membership for your club: 402-681-0601 or email Holly,
Rotary Honors Veterans & First Responders
As a field of flags appears this week in Oak Point Park, the Rotary Club of Plano East demonstrates its gratitude for those who have served our nation and communities. Each flag tells the story of heroes whose lives were devoted in service to others, some making the ultimate sacrifice.
Mesquite Rotary Assists with Addressing Mesquite Day
A team of Mesquite Rotary members, member friends, and Mesquite ISD volunteers under the leadership of Community Service Director Evelyn Williams and committee chair Leslie Feinglas assisted an elderly Mesquite resident for Addressing Mesquite Day. Since the original day of October 2nd was rained out, the group met and worked on October 5th.  The group was successful in completing an extensive yard cleanup.
Park Cities Blood Drive
Register today for the Park Cities Rotary Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 12 from 10am-2pm in the Carter Blood Care Bus in the valet area between Nordstrom’s and Macy’s. 
North Texas Pride Festival Service Project Supports LGBT+ Community
On Sept. 25, Plano West Rotary Club members and non-Rotarians volunteered together at the North Texas Pride Festival in Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park.
Rotary Club Of Greenville Celebrates World Polio Day
Rotary Club of Greenville had a social and a basket give away on Oct. 24, 2021 for World Polio Day.  This group sold chances for a few nice gift baskets and some coupons and raised nearly $500.00 for Polio.
Not in My City - Stop Human Trafficking
According to a 2016 report from the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas, there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking and nearly 234,000 adult victims of labor trafficking.
Pinot For Polio
The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health e-Club had a fun time raising funds to end Polio! Cremona’s Bistro hosted the event and donated a portion of the proceeds to this great cause! 
Mention Rotary when dining at Cremona’s and they will make additional donations!
Avenue K Clean-Up Beautifies our Roadside Areas
Bright and early on the morning of Sept. 25, Plano West Rotary Club member Glen Thornton led several club members in the clean-up alongside a stretch of Avenue K between Spring Creek Parkway and Parker Road in east Plano.
Rowlett High School Interact Club Promotes RI and Rotaract at school event
Teacher Emily Stupnik and Interact students set up a Rotary International / Interact table at the Rowlett High School job fair.
McKinney Mayor George Fuller and McKinney Rotary Support Eradicating Polio
McKinney Mayor George Fuller and Rotary District 5810 Governor Max Duplant joined the McKinney Rotary Club on Friday, October 22, 2021 to support the eradication of polio.
Share with Warmth-Blanket Drive
Coppell Rotarians Learned How to Save a Few Lives at Life Safety Park
The Life Safety Park has a mission to benefit the citizens of the City of Coppell. Coppell Rotarians took part of the lifetime of living safely lessons, by taking CPR & First Aid Lessons.
Prestonwood Rotary Club Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2021
The Prestonwood Rotary Club recognized three deserving and exceptional officers for their hard work, dedication, tenacity, and commitment to selflessly serve the communities in which they work.  Senior Corporals Tanya Gooden #7569, John Lopez #8925, and Gregory “Greg” Ceraso #9415 were spotlighted at a luncheon held in their honor at The Clubs of Prestonwood.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
In the spirit of "giving life to the community," Richardson Rotary and Richardson East Rotary joined forces in the "Battle of the Badges Blood Drive" to support Carter BloodCare and the Richardson Police and Fire Departments.
Park Cities Packing Day at the North Texas Food Bank
The Rotary Club of Park Cities had a very successful Packing Day Event at the North Texas Food Bank on Saturday, October 16th.
Chili Cookoff to Fight Polio
For World Polio Day the Melissa Rotary Club held their 5th annual Chili Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament to raise funds to fight Polio worldwide. The Club invited the community to support the effort and enjoy a fun time of Chili, Cornhole and general fellowship with neighbors and friends.
Branching Out - Tree Planting
The Rotary Club of Dallas participated with The Ferguson Road Initiative to help in planting trees at White Rock Hills Park.
DeSoto Adds a New Community Service Project to Delp Needy Families
The Rotary Club of DeSoto recently voted to add a new community service project this year, the Parent Resource Center at on the East Middle School campus.
Suicide Prevention & Brain Health Rotary eClub Sponsor Out of the Darkness Walk
At the 15th Annual American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness (OOTD) Dallas Metro Community Walk at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 30, 2021, Team Mariotek Rotary eClub for Suicide Prevention and Brain Health was recognized as a sponsor and one of the top fundraiser teams on the AFSP website, during the main stage program, on the “Jumbotron” and on the back of all the event t-shirts for the 2,158 registered participants and 231 teams. 
Salute to America's Veterans 2021
Upcoming Events
November Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 30, 2021
World Interact Week
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 07, 2021
Park Cities Rotary Blood Drive
North Park Center
Nov 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Melissa Rotary Blood Drive
Nov 13, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
IRS Form 990 due to IRS (all clubs)
Nov 15, 2021
Foundation & Grant Training
MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church
Nov 20, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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