August 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Moser's August Message
We’re almost through July and the Covis-19 pandemic continues cloud our horizons.  But, being true Rotarians, District 5810 continues to fight on.
Congratulations to all those who submitted applications for District Award, with special congratulations to those who brought back the trophies.  Now is the time to start working on an awards program for your club.
And the Winners are .....
2019-2020 Rotarian of the Year 
Congratulations to Glen & Vickie Campbell from the Rotary Club of Prestonwood for being awarded "Rotarian of the Year" this past year. Thank you for your dedication to Rotary International and our District!
Bill Dendy Receives Top Award
Congratulations to PDG Bill Dendy on receiving the Rotary Interantional for Service Above Self! This is a top award at Rotary International and only 150 of these awards are given out annually throughout the world. 
Celebration of Life 2019-2020
Greenville Texas Cotton Patch Challenge 2019
Established in 1996, the Greenville Texas Cotton Patch Challenge is ready to roll out for 2020. Coming on 9/19/2020 you can look forward to great biking and lots of family friendly events while you ride.
The Rotary Network ... A New Tool
This initiative helps Rotarians connect their business with Rotarians, find assistance for challenges both professional and personal, and access career advice and leads. It's Rotarians helping Rotarians! Check it out now.
Join your fellow Rotarians - Save Lives
To host a Rotary Club Blood Drive is a great and easy way to do some good and to introduce new people to Rotary. What a great community service, and to help add new members to any Rotary club.
Plano West Rotary Club Partnership Serves Douglass Community
As rallies for racial justice happened throughout Plano and the rest of the U.S. this summer, Alex Johnson, president of Plano West Rotary Club, wanted to get involved but didn’t feel safe attending events in person because of the COVID pandemic. 
Women of the Rockwall Rotary Club Shine in Public Service
Two women of the Rockwall Rotary Club have recently been selected to lead as public servants in their county. Anna Campbell, who is also currently the club’s Youth Services Chair, was hand-picked by the Rockwall City Council to fill a vacant seat for Place 6. Anna is a Spanish teacher at Rockwall High School, who also heads-up the Interact Club for the school. Her passion for serving in the community runs deep. While she volunteers with several organizations in Rockwall, she says she loves the ability Rockwall Rotary provides for her to make a difference on a grand scale.
Irving Sunrise Awards Paul Harris Fellows
This past week, Rotary Club of Irving Sunrise was to proud honor the service of 7 Rotarians as they join the international network of the Paul Harris Fellows: 
Rotary Supports Local Libraries
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club awarded 2020 Community Service Grants to both local libraries–the Carrollton Library and the Farmers Branch Manske Library. CFB Rotary has long supported the libraries' work. 
Life Time Membership Award
Jim Little was awarded a Life Time Membership and a Life Time Achievement award by the Melissa Rotary Club on July 9th.
Making A Difference Virtually
The Rotary Club of Coppell is working hard virtually to make a difference in our community.  We donated 500 masks to the City of Coppell for Texas State Primary Runoff Elections.
Rotary Club of Park Cities’ Fourth of July Celebration!
For seventeen years the Rotary Club of Park Cities has put on the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade, which draws as many as 10,000 people who line the streets and who participate in the festivities in Goar Park after the Parade. NOT this year!
… and not a drop to drink?
In keeping with Prestonwood Rotary’s long-standing commitment to international service, our chair for these projects, Glen Campbell, was able to provide the near completion of yet another water and sanitation project in Africa: 
RYLead - Rotary Youth Leadership Education & Development 
This notice below had been going out to the 2020 Camp RYLA students and alternates that clubs selected in anticipation of this year’s camp program.  
Rotary Club of Coppell Makes a Big Difference Internationally
In 2018 the Coppell Club received their first Global Grant for Train and Help Babies (TaHb). This grant provided equipment and training for hospitals in India to save premature infants from death and chronic disease. As a result of this grant, Rotary District 3170 adopted this project and Coppell collaborated on our 2nd global grant. This grant resulted in the first NICU that is available to a population over a million. It's amazing what a difference a small club can make worldwide.
Celebration of Life - Rick Larsen 
Rick Larsen from the Rotary Club of Irving Sunrise passed away on July 17, 2020.
Upcoming Events
August Theme - Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Zoom Meeting
Aug 01, 2020
August Roundtable
Virtual Meeting
Aug 08, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Last day to report activities for Interact Clubs
Aug 15, 2020
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020
2020 Zone Institute
Zoom Meeting
Sep 10, 2020 – Sep 13, 2020
September Roundtable
Escape Expert
Sep 12, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Greenville's Cotton Patch Challenge
Sep 19, 2020
Rotary Club of Dallas Annual Golf Tournament
Sep 21, 2020 11:30 AM
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Plano West
Allen Sunrise
Addison Midday
Preston Trails
McKinney Sunrise 
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