January 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Max Duplant's January Message
Hope the holidays were wonderful for all!.  We have reached the half way mark for our Rotary year and thing are going very well.  As of the latest report, we have increased membership by 164 members.  About a third of this is due to the formation of the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health club but also congratulations  to the Commerce, Greenville, Grand Prairie Metro, Park Cities and Preston Trail clubs for increasing membership by 8 or more.
January is End Human Trafficking month.  In my visits I requested that each club conduct a service day relating to Ending Human Trafficking.  Please contact Shirley Hsia at shirley7239@gmail.com to let her know the nature and date of your projects.  If you are still looking for ideas, we will hear from a few of the clubs on their project at our January 15 Roundtable.
BE SURE TO WEAR BLUE ON JANUARY 11 TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE CAUSE OF ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING.  And as you do, take pictures and post them on social media.  Pam Blankenzee has an EHT graphic you can post with your picture.
Finally, mark April 22 and 23 on your calendar for our District Conference.  Details are currently being finalized but we plan to host a competitive bowling event on the evening  of Friday April 22 at Pinstack on I635.  We are hoping to have teams from the Presidents, PDGs, AGs, Rotaractors and Interactors as well as club teams.  
If you are a President elect or President Nominee, please go to the Lonestar PETS site to register for PETS scheduled in person from February 24-27.
Saturday April 23 we will gather at Brookhaven Country Club for our conference presentations.  Finally, that evening we will hold a gala at Brookhaven to recognize all levels of Paul Harris recipients.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Every year since 2010, January has been proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Take time in January to learn more about human trafficking and action steps your Rotary Club and each Rotarian can take to prevent human trafficking.
Regina Edwards Selected DG 2024-25
District Governor Max Duplant is pleased to announce the selection of Regina Edwards of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch as the District Governor for Rotary year beginning July 1, 2024. Congratulations Regina!
How To Help Tornado Victims in Western Kentucky
You can help victims in Western Kentucky through donations to the Rotary District 671 Foundation Relief Fund or if you want to drop off supplies, contact Kaytlin Flowers at 270-287-2214. 

Public Image Champion Game 4 - 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.
Camp RYLA 2022 Kick-Off 
It is time to start the process to prepare and work toward a RYLA 2022!!
We are beginning a lot of activities to start the process of getting ready for Camp RYLA 2022, which will be held as usual at Camp Hoblitzelle this coming summer!     Dates are May 29, – June 3, 2022.   
Veterans Day 2021 with Rotary and Grand Prairie 
The Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club was honored to serve lunch to veterans and all those who attended the City of Grand Prairie’s Veteran’s Day Celebration.
Prestonwood Supports Feed My Starving Children
Prestonwood Rotary donated to the Feed My Starving Children in the amount of $2,231 which will include the cost of a pallet of $1,866 which feeds a classroom for a year, and $365 which feeds a family for a year.

Donations to Local Skilled Nursing Facilities
Daybreak Greenville Club has donated to two skilled nursing facilities the last several years.
2021 Success
It has been a great first half of the Rotary 2021-22 year.
Christmas Spirit Strong in Greenville
Rotary Club of Greenville collected Gift Cards at their Christmas Party to donate to CASA, for the little ones who come in after the Angel Trees have already been done.  We have done this for years.
White Rock Volunteers at Angel Tree
Members of White Rock Rotary helped in shifts at the Salvation Army angel tree in North Park Mall.
Thanks to Dallas Rotary For Changing Lives In Ghana
It is with great appreciation to Rotary District 5810 and Dallas Rotary Club for such a huge impact on 70,531 lives with three projects in Ghana.  Here's the summaries of the projects:
Mesquite Rotary Holds Food Drive Benefiting Sharing Life
The Mesquite Rotary Club donated nonperishable food to benefit Sharing Life Community Outreach and their clients in a Food Drive on December 14th. 
Home for the Holidays Project
Community Service Chair Sharon Scott and other members of the McKinney Rotary Club present to Marianne Radley.
Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club Gives Back to Nursing Homes
The Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club rallied together to donate goods to nursing homes during the season of giving. 
Spread the Holiday Spirit!
To the left in this picture, we have President elect, Gene Bernard. On the right we have our new member, Karen Hallman. 
Blood Drive on January 9th
Melissa Rotary Club in partnership with the Melissa United Methodist Church will be holding a Blood Drive on Saturday January 29th from 8:00 to 2:00.
Rotary of Coppell Give a Holiday Surprise to Students
Rotary Club of Coppell  entertained 130 Coppell students and families to an afternoon of theater, enjoying Merry Cirque at the Coppell Fine Arts Center.
December All Wrapped Up
When you think of December you often think shopping, gifts, holiday parties, and wrapping.

Last Minute Service Project
The Melissa Rotary Club was called on for a last-minute service project.
District 5810 Interactors Busy with Service
These are only a few of the things happening around District 5810 in Interact . . .
  • South Grand Prairie HS Interact just completed a “Virtual Caroling for Cans food drive” (passing out flyers with a QR code linked to a video of SGP Varsity Choir singing in order to prompt donations to the Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization. Donations collected December 16); Assisted living home Virtual Bingo via zoom- December 1st; Arbor Day Nature Center field trip booth (made "tree cookie" necklaces and passed them out to elementary school kids) - November 1 (just to name a few);
Upcoming Events
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
Multi-Club Service Project
Jan 17, 2022
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Resolution
Feb 01, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022
February Roundtable
MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church
Feb 19, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary's 117th Birthday
Feb 23, 2022
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North Texas Pioneers
Park Cities
Royse City
Irving Las Colinas
Irving Sunrise
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