December 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor Max Duplant's December Message
Unbelievable, we are already at the end of the calendar year.  Remember to make those contributions to Rotary Foundation and update your club membership lists by December 31!
So how is the year going so far relating to our District goals?  Based on the most recent numbers I have seen, Membership in our District has grown by 144 Rotarians! We have achieved 37% of our Rotary Foundation giving goals (please consider increasing your giving). We are continuing our plans for individual club service projects relating to Ending Human Trafficking in January.  Please make sure your club has decided on a project and communicated the details to our EHT chair Shirley Hsia.
Relating to one of our Strategic planning goals of increasing relations between clubs and Districts, in lieu of a December Roundtable, we are hosting a party at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano on Thursday, December 9 at 6pm. Admission is $20 per person to cover the costs of BBQ from Dickey's.  If you have not already done so, please register so we can have an adequate count for ordering food.  This party will not have a formal program so that all can mix and mingle with Rotarians across the District.  We will also have a representative from at least one of the not for profits dedicated to Ending Human Trafficking present to answer any questions you may have.
Are you interested in Rotary memorabilia ?  We have been made aware of a collection of various pins and other items looking for a home.  If you are interested, please let us know.
Wishing all of you and your families the best during this holiday season.
Register Now For District Holiday Party
Come join us on Thursday, December 9 at 6PM at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano for a Holiday Party! 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. Click to Register.
Join us in Houston at the Rotary International Convention!
Last call for reduced rate! The deadline to register at the reduced rate is fast approaching. You have until 15 December 2021, so sign up and pay today to take advantage of significant savings.

Become A People Of Action Club

You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action - telling and showing the public how you make a positive difference in your community.
Prestonwood Rotary Hosts Challenge Air Event
Kids with Special Needs Take to the Skies – On Saturday, October 30, Mesquite Metro Airport hosted over 100 children and their parents for a Fly Day with free activities, food, and an opportunity to co-pilot an airplane.
Veterans Day 
Melissa Rotary was honored to host a Veterans Day observance for our Veterans.
Plano West Rotary Continues Supporting Plano ISD with Meal Distributions
Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) did such an outstanding job supporting Plano ISD’s drive-through meal distributions during this past summer and the preceding school year that the school district has again asked for our club’s support throughout the entire 2021-2022 school year.
Trunk or Treat
Thanks to the Rowlett Rotary Club & RHS Interact Club, 1000 kids were given bags filled with Halloween candy.
Richardson Rotarian Jimmy Doty Receives Honor
Jimmy Doty, long-time member and past president of the Richardson Rotary Club, was honored on November 17 at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce EDGE Awards banquet with the Rotary Service Above Self award.
RYLead (Virtual RYLA): A Very Successful Program
Congratulations to all our RYLead campers and staffers--we wrapped up our second virtual Camp RYLA this last month, and we have so much to celebrate!
McKinney Rotary Youth Leadership Supports Veterans Day
The McKinney Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership Program service project for November was planting flowers at the Collin County History Museum. 
Share the Warmth
The Rotary Club of Dallas recently collected donated new and gently used blankets for The Bridge Homeless Recovery Shelter located in downtown Dallas.
McKinney Rotary Support Kids Against Hunger
On November 19, 2021, the McKinney Rotary Club’s speaker was Sharon Brian from Kids Against Hunger (KAG).
2nd Cookies for Cops Project
Beginning with packaging 70 dozen cookies during our lunch meeting on November 3rd, Rotary Club of Dallas members delivered to North Central and Northwest substations of the Dallas Police Department.  
Veterans Honored at Prosper 11/11/21 Meeting
The Prosper Rotary’s November 11th, 2021 Veterans Day event was a huge success.

Rowlett Rotary Donated Paper to Local Schools
On November 8th & 16th, Rowlett Rotary Club delivered cases of paper to 13 local schools (Elementary, Middle, & Rowlett High School) Two schools had actually ran out of paper, the donated cases would get them through the week till their Friday delivery. 

Park Cities' Tenth Dentistry With A Heart

The tenth annual Rotary Club Park Cities’ "Dentistry with a Heart" provided $27,600 worth of free dental services on October 30th, 2021.
17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans
The Rotary Club of Dallas held its 17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans on November 10th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Barbie Like Me Toy Drive
Coppell Rotary is supporting the Barbie Like Me Toy Drive and needs support!. Their goal is to collect 300 dark skin dolls for minority children this holiday season. The Coppell club will be collecting dolls during their holiday party on Dec. 10 or contact chair Crystal Bates at or text 214-444-8292.
Memory Message Rock Painting Provided at AFSP Survivor Day Event
The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub offered attendees of the AFSP Survivors of Suicide Loss Conference in Dallas on November 20 an opportunity to paint memory message rocks honoring their loves ones and to provide  messages of hope and encouragement.  
Rotary Club of Dallas’ 3rd Annual Pints for Polio
This year's event was held at PT Neighborhood Pizzeria on Lemmon Avenue.  We had a very special guest attend our event – Michelle Provan.
Upcoming Events
Dec. Theme: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
Dec 01, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
District Holiday Party
Haggard Party Barn
Dec 09, 2021 6:00 PM
Deadline for Early Bird Registration - RI Houston
Dec 15, 2021
Club election results for 2022-23 officers due RI
Dec 31, 2021
January Theme - Vocational Service
Jan 01, 2022 – Jan 31, 2022
January Roundtable
MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church
Jan 15, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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