March 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Max Duplant's March Message
District Rotarians,
It is time to go to the District web page to register for our District Conference which  includes our Business meeting, District Awards and Foundation Recognition on 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 $55 ticket will include dinner, 1.5 hours of bowling (shoes included), and an additional hour of time to use the other attractions such as the Ropes course, Laser tag, Laser maze, Rock climbing wall, bumper cars and over 100 video games.  Consider putting a team together from your club to win the District Bowling title!  Encourage your Rotaractors and Interactors to participate that night.
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 contributors as well as present awards to our outstanding clubs and members for their accomplishments of the year.  Daytime tickets for Saturday are $55 and the Recognition Dinner is $75 per person.  If you choose to attend all three events, you will pay one discounted registration fee of $170.  Click to register.
Rotary International Convention in Houston June 4-8
Registration of the International Convention can still be made at  This will be an exciting time for you to meet Rotarians from across our Country and the World and hear about the great things Rotarians are accomplishing.
District Dues are now past due
Most clubs have paid their dues but a few are delinquent.  Please email me at if you have not received your District Dues notice.
Spring Fling
Spring Fling for Interactors will be in person on April 30 from 9am-2pm at Faith Family Academy, 300 West Kiest Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75224. Register here.
Training for incoming officers
DGE Howard Templin will host Club Leadership Development on Saturday, March 26 at University of Texas at Dallas in the Student Services Building Addition.  Please be sure to register all incoming club officers as well as any others interested.  Click to Register
Due to the multiple events being held in March and April, our next Roundtable will be on May 21.  We are hopeful that will give each of you more time availability to attend Development Training and District Conference.
Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world. 
Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine
Several of you have asked about what Rotary is doing in support of the humanitarian crises brewing in Eastern Europe.  Here’s what’s been released so far:
  • Rotary is in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies. 
Additional thoughts and ideas for personal or club assistance to Ukraine:
  • RI Director Katerina is working on a plan with John hewko  for relief efforts. 
  • The DG and PDGs in Ukraine have also suggested donations for immediate relief under a gofundme page headed up by a Rotarian in California. All collected funds will be managed by Rotary Ukraine to youth and their families affected by the military aggression.
As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.
2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship
Congratualtions to Dr. Carrie Perkins who was selected as our 2022 ROTARY PEACE FELLOW! Carrie was selected the for RI's peace and development studies program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her studies will lead to a professional development certificate which is for candidates with significant work experience. Carrie is a graduate of SMU with a doctorate in anthropology. She was sponsored by the Rotary Eclub of North Texas
Save The Date - District Conference & Awards Banquet
Mark your calendar for our District Conference & Awards Banquet on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23! On Friday, we will meet at the Pinstack Bowl in Plano for a night of fun and a friendly bowling competition. On Saturday, will convene at the Brookhaven Country Club for our All Clubs Luncheon and Business Meeting. Then, later that evening will have our Awards Banquet. Click to Register.
Register Today for Club Leadership Development
Come learn what DGE Howard Templin has planned for Rotary 2022-23 and get Club Leadership Development on Saturday, March 26 at University of Texas at Dallas in the Student Services Building Addition. Topics topics:
Public Image Champion Game 5
An important goal to a Club is to achieve geting media attention for their upcoming fundraiser/service project. The first step is to create a press release. Once developed, it is your "bible" for the language that is used for your website, social media and flyers. 
Public Image Champion Game 5 is about how to create a Press Release.
Soup's On For Love
The Grand Prairie Metro club donated 8 quarts of soup prepared by Deana Dobbs (sister of our President Elect Debbie Dobbs) for Lifeline Shelter for Families' annual fundraiser.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,000 to Mesquite Retired Educators Book Project
The Mesquite Rotary Club presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees book project at their meeting on February 8th.  In accepting the check from Rotary president Vince Falsarella, MARSE president Stephanie Wiley expressed her thanks for Rotary’s financial support and volunteer assistance, and noted that the funds would greatly support the project’s goal of providing a book of their own to each Mesquite ISD first grader. 
You're Invited to the Prestonwood "Clink & Drink"
Come join the Prestonwood Rotary Club at their annual fundraiser "Clink & Drink" on April 2, 2022 from 6-8:30PM at Starpower. The cost is $35 per person. Click here to buy tickets.
Human Trafficking Victims
Daybreak Greenville Rotary Club completed a service project, preparing baskets for individuals who may have been victims of human trafficking. Our Assistant District Governor, Katy Ridge (third from the left), received these donations for the Rotary satellite club that is working closely with these individuals.
Addison Midday Rotary Joint Meeting
On January 26 the Addison Midday Rotary Club met with the Rotary Club of Wangen-Isny-Leutkirch (of Germany). The meeting was virtual via Zoom.

We Honor Our Members and Club History
The McKinney Rotary Club had Early B. Millstead, a long time McKinney Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, as the program.

Coppell Rotarian Delivers Smallest Baby Born at Hospital
This fall, Coppell Rotarian, Dr. Prakash Kabbur delivered  baby, Paris Nguyn , who weighed less than a pound.
Dallas Rotary Feeds Thousands of Families
To provide relief in this area The Rotary Club of Dallas funded a project, in conjunction with U.S. Hunger, to provide 22,500 meals for families in our community.
Park Cities Rotary Contributes Despite the Weather 
When the weather outside is frightful, there is always a way to participate online.
Women of the Rotary Club of Dallas Pours Support for Homeless Women
On Valentine’s Day women of the Rotary Club of Dallas took a vase of flowers and chocolates to each of the women being served at Our Friends Place.
Dallas Continues to Help Feed the Community
Once again, the Rotary Club of Dallas worked with students and personnel of Dallas College, this time at the Brookhaven campus, to fill trunks, trucks, and even a four-wheeler with food, including fresh produce, baby formula, dry goods, juice, etc. provided by the North Texas Food Bank.
Desoto Rotary In Action
The Desoto Rotary Club participated in the COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE in which 23 units were collected for which will save 69 lives.
Upcoming Events
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Club Leader Development - District Assembly
UT Dallas - Student Services Addition Building
Mar 26, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
Prestonwood's Annual Clink & Drink
Apr 02, 2022
Deadline to submit for District Awards
Apr 08, 2022
District Conference & Awards Banquet
Pinstack & Brookhaven Country Club
Apr 22, 2022 – Apr 23, 2022
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