February 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly February Message
Happy Valentine’s Day, dear 5810... and Happy Birthday!
It’s already February, but what a great year you are having!  were proud to declare Howard Templin as our District Governor Nominee Designate. He will serve the district in 2022-23 as Governor, and is currently serving as an Assistant Governor. We  look forward to working with Howard as he begins his training journey! 
Get Your Wiggle On
Put on your “Glad Rags” and grab your Sheba or your Sheik and join us for the “Glitziest” party of the year – District 5810’s Roaring 20’s Casino Gala.  A “Bee’s Knee’s" kind of a night, all designed to raise money to donate to Polio Plus.
Howard Templin Selected DG 2022-23
As previously announced, a selection committee was convened and selected Howard Templin of the Rotary Club of Dallas as the District Governor Nominee Designate. A protest was filed locally based on a perceived violation of MOP enforcement. An investigation was made, and while the MOP as written should be considered for new amendments at the Springtime Business meeting, the District followed the procedures in place at the time. No formal protest was filed according to Rotary International procedure, and it was decided and shared with Rotary International that the selection shall stand.
Congratulations to Howard Templin who will serve our District in 2022-23. See his Rotary bio.
Rotary 2020-21 Theme Revealed
“Rotary is not just a club that you join, it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” said President-Elect Holger Knaack.Therefore, the theme for year 2020-21 is -- Rotary Opens Opportunities.”
It’s Time To Do A Mid-Year Checkup For The Presidential Citation
1. Are your goals entered /updated in Rotary Club Central?
2. Have you set plans in place to achieve this?
3. Are you using the correct Rotary Logos? All Clubs must be compliant by June 30th.
3. Are you on track to add members to offset any unexpected losses?  Now is the time to add members .. a great New Year’s resolution! 
Every club this year can be a Presidential Citation Winner! Let’s do it! 
Join Us For "Feeding Children Everywhere"
On Saturday, February 29th at 10:00AM, the Rotary Club of Dallas will be preparing meal packages for  "Feeding Children Everywhere" at Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital located at 2222 Welborn Avemue, Dallas, TX.  The event will last about 2 hours and everyone is invited.  Members and spouses of the  Rotary Club of Dallas, Woodrow Wilson High School and Faith Family Academy Interact will all be participating.  
Why Rotary Challenge Deadline
Reminder to submit your Why Rotary Story in 50 words or less before the deadline on March 5th! All submissions will be entered into a drawing. The winner gets free admission to the Roaring Twenties Casino Night Foundation Gala held on March 28 at Edison's in Dallas. 
Waxahachie Plants for Tulipalooza
The Waxahachie Club of Rotarians and friends planted 25,000 tulips, in the shape of Texas, to be used to advertise for the TULIPALOOZA!!  This event (in the Spring) will benefit Daymark Living, whose purpose is to help adults with learning differences and intellectual delays live, learn and thrive.
Drive For Your Community
Joe Henderson, Rotary Club of Lake Texoma, and Blake Utter of Blake Utter Ford, Denison, Texas are shown  with a Ford Corporation Check for $1840 being donated to the Lake Texoma Club. The donation is a result of a “Drive for Your Community” event sponsored by Ford and Rotary wherein drivers are provided the opportunity to test drive new Ford products. This is the second such event held by Utter Ford and Rotary.
Rowlett Rotary Service Project
Rowlett Rotary provided 64 sleeping bags to the Austin Street Shelter in downtown Dallas. The snow had just started snowing when we pulled up. We also voted to add a service project that we learned about on delivery day: to provide much needed women’s and men’s underwear to the shelter by the end of January.
RYLA 2020 Is Off To A Great Start!
With a great turn out of Rotarians in attendance, we leaped into Camp RYLA 2020 (our 30th camp!) at our RYLA Kickoff held January 18th.   Each club's RYLA Chairperson is now equipped to recruit, interview, and select the best-fitting RYLA scholarship recipient in the local junior class. Look to your club's chairperson to see how you can get involved--this may be the most fun you have all year.  More information also at www.RYLA5810.org  
Chili Day Benefits the Salvation Army
Over forty-one years ago a Park Cities Rotarian had a great idea! Rather than have their usual Friday lunch, they would eat chili and donate the cost of their usual lunch to the Salvation Army! So, a tradition began. This past December, Park Cities Rotary members, family and guests gathered at the Salvation Army to eat chili. For the forty-first year RCPC member Bob Grossman, Chili Master Extraordinaire, worked overnight to cook gallons of chili. Using donated venison, fifty pounds of onions and a proportional amount of garlic, he cooked enough to be enjoyed by at least two hundred people.
Plano Senior Scholarship Opportunities
The Plano West Rotary Club would like your help in advertising our Plano senior scholarship opportunity.   Graduating seniors that attend a PISD school or any another school system based out of Plano is eligible to apply.  If in doubt, have the student apply anyway.
Every year we assist Plano seniors in continuing their education by awarding 3 – 5 two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) scholarships. This is a senior’s invitation to apply for one of these scholarships.
Greenville Rotary's Trip To Cozumel
The Greenville Rotary club had several members recently visit their sister club in Cozumel in January 2020.  Club members carried supplies and other items to help the students attending the CAM Laboral Cozumel, a school for students age 12-18 with attention or sensory problems like, blindness, deafness, autism.
Rotary eClub WOKE and the Girls Education Collaborative
Rotary eClub WOKE has partnered with the Girls Education Collaborative (GEC) based in Buffalo, NY. Millions of girls around the world are out of school, simply because they are girls.
White Rock's Annual Chili Gala
White Rock Rotary hosted their annual Chili Gala for Family Gateway in Dallas on Saturday. The WRR volunteers supplied food for and served well over a hundred shelter residents. Rotary members and friends also distributed some children's books and enjoyed visiting with the families. A good time was had by all!
Upcoming Events
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Resolution
Feb 01, 2020 – Feb 29, 2020
District Flag Summit
Brookhaven Country Club
Feb 01, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February Roundtable
Escape Expert
Feb 08, 2020 9:30 AM
Rotary's 115th Birthday
Feb 23, 2020
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 27, 2020 – Mar 01, 2020
Frisco Sunrise's Tommy's 5K Fun Run
Feb 29, 2020
Plano Metro's Boots & Bling Casino Night
Feb 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020
Why Rotary Challenge Deadline
Mar 05, 2020
World Rotaract Week
Mar 09, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020
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Addison Midday
Carrollton-Farmers Branch
Grand Prairie
Irving Las Colinas
Dallas Uptown
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