February 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor Max Duplant's February Message
District Conference and Business Meeting
Mark your calendars, our District Conference has been scheduled for April 22 and 23.
On the evening of April 22, we will have a friendly competition amongst teams at Pinstack on 635 in Irving.  Your ticket will include dinner, bowling lanes and shoes, and an additional hour of time to use the other attractions including Ropes course, Laser tag, Laser maze, Rock climbing wall, bumper cars and over 100 video games.  Consider putting a team together from you club to win the District Bowling title!
On April 23, we will gather at Brookhaven Country Club midmorning and share the accomplishments of our clubs and the district for the year.  We will also hear from our Rotary International Representative and conduct our annual Business meeting.
That evening at dinner,  we will celebrate both our new Foundation level givers as well as recognize all those responsible for the many accomplishments of the year.
Because we will be conducting our annual meeting, any proposed amendments to the District Manual of Procedure must be submitted to our Parliamentarian, George Tarpley by February 22 (60 days prior to the Business meeting). George's contact is George.Tarpley@americo.com.
President Elect Training (PETS)
PETS will be held February 24-27.  Each club should have already sent in the registration for their President Elect.  If that has not been done, it is important to send in the registration this week.  There will be a separate track for President Nominees so they are also highly encouraged to register and attend.
Rotary International Convention in Houston
This week it was decided that the RI convention in Houston June 4-8 is a GO and will be in person!  As with many large gatherings these days, All Rotary International convention and preconvention participants must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival at the convention.  A special registration rate of US$495 is being offered through 28 February at convention.rotary.org/houston/register
District Dues are now due
District dues were billed to the clubs in December and should now be paid.  Approximately half the clubs have done so.  If for some reason, neither the club president or Treasurer has received the bill, please contact me so that we can make sure it is sent to the proper person.
February Roundtable
Because this is World Peace month, our February Roundtable will concentrate on worldwide projects that are being conducted by clubs in our District.  Come out or tune in to hear these stories and maybe get some ideas on projects your club may want to do.
Looking forward to seeing each of you-
Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention
In response to questions and concerns raised by members worldwide, we are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We are excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February. 
2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed 

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

Upcoming Guerrero Spring Clinic
The upcoming Guerrero Spring Clinic dates are March 28- April 3rd. We are still looking for medical people (An Ophthalmologist who does cataracts, 1 or 2 Dentists, and a General Medicine Doc) and we are still open to a handful of non-medical people. Click to Volunteer.

PWRC Serves Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness at Plano Overnight Warming Shelter
On Jan. 2 and 9, Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) members assisted neighbors who are experiencing homelessness by serving at the Plano Overnight Warming Shelter (POWS).
Backpacks for Kids 
The Rowlett Rotary Club responded to a request from the Coyle Middle School President, to help purchase clear backpacks for students. Rotarian Russell Dunn presented a check at the school the next morning. 
Patriot PAWS Donation
President Mark Potter and Community Service Chair Sharon Scott present a $7,000 District Matching Grant from the McKinney Rotary Club to Lori Stevens, Executive Director/Founder of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. 

Prosper Rotary Club Leads Christmas Parade
The Prosper (TX) Rotary club organized and participated in the December 4th, 2021 Prosper Christmas Parade.

Helping Hopeless Veterans
The Rotary Club of Park Cities has a history of serving veterans. Evan Altemus, a new member in 2021 and a veteran himself, has taken the club in a new direction.
Mesquite Pet Food Drive
The Mesquite Rotary Club donated pet food and supplies to benefit the Mesquite Animal Shelter at their club meeting on January 11th. 
Stocking the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School
The Addison Midday Rotary Club's January service project was to 'stock' the 'Bush Galleria' store  at the George H W Bush Elementary School in Addison with toys, books and games.  Club members were encouraged to purchase the items during their Christmas Shopping trips.  Since gently used items were also accepted, some club members found this project a good way to reduce clutter around the house.

The Rotary Club of Dallas Fills Trunks to Feed Hundreds of Locals
The Rotary Club of Dallas presented $6,000 to the North Texas Food Bank on January 11th. The funds were donations collected at two holiday events hosted by President Elect Nominee Hubert Zajicek.

Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen Addresses Plano West Rotary Club
At its Jan. 4 meeting, Plano West Rotary Club enjoyed a presentation from Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen, who represents the citizens living in District 66.

Human Trafficking Awareness
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, The Rotary Club of Dallas brought awareness to Human Trafficking by participating in #wearblueday and sharing throughout social media.
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary and The Rotary Club of Dallas Bring Comfort to Survivors of Human Trafficking
Two Rotary Clubs jointly conducted a ‘comfort drive’ gathering cozy socks, slippers, hoodies, blankets, journals etc. and delivered them to Unbound North Texas for the many survivors of human trafficking they serve.
White Rock Rotary Supports Human Trafficking Awareness
White Rock Rotary gathered on January 11 to discuss Human Trafficking Understanding & Awareness. They all wore blue to raise awareness to Human Trafficking ( #WearBlueDay) as part of the District Human Trafficking Initiative.

Safer Dallas Better Dallas Award Luncheon
Join us for the 13th Annual Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas Better Dallas Public Recognition Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
Upcoming Events
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
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 24, 2022 – Feb 27, 2022
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Club Leader Development - District Assembly
UT Dallas - Student Services Addition Building
Mar 26, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Royse City & Greenville
Plano Metro
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