March 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's March Message
Rotary is busy this month! This is Water and Sanitation Month. International Women's Day is March 8th. I hope you are planning something special for this week's club meeting! World Rotaract week is March 13-19. Plan an event with your Rotaract Clubs. Read more in the Rotary Magazine. Here’s the link (note you need to log in at MyRotary 1st, then click the link to  Magazines | My Rotary
Club Leadership Training Assembly - Registration Open
Registration is open for the Club Leadership Training Assembly on Saturday, March 25 at the Collin County - Plano Campus, 2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy from 8:00AM to 12PM. The cost is $20. Training for all Rotarians including officers, directors and Club members. Click to Register.
Public Image Champion Games - Opportunity to Win a Cash Prize
Did you hear the news? There is now an opportunity to win a cash prize for completing the Public Image Champion Games! There are only five tasks. We KNOW you can get them all done before the May 1 deadline.
Identify Rotary Peace Fellowship Candidates
Applications are now open for the 2024 Rotary Peace Fellowship! Help us promote it and find the next cohort of global peacebuilders.

If you know any peace and development leaders in your community, encourage them to apply for a fully funded master’s degree or professional development certificate at one of our Rotary Peace Centers around the world. You can also use the referral form to tell us about potential candidates.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - March 2023
Take your leadership skills to the next level with Rotary Leadership Institute Training! There are 3 separate training sessions (3 hours each) held on Zoom. Cost is $50 per session. Must take the sessions in order. Session 1 training begins March 2023. Learn more. 
Dallas Rotarians Pitching-in to Cultivate Hope
On February 18, the Rotary Club of Dallas took action with teens from Interact and Dream Team processing clothing and food donations at the White Rock Center of Hope for distribution to families in crisis. We broke into teams to stock pantry shelves, fill up racks of clothing and do general maintenance around the center whose mission is to “Cultivate hope through basic needs and personalized empowerment.”
McKinney Rotary Making a Difference!
The McKinney Rotary Club Foundation started the new year making a difference by financially supporting three (3) local nonprofit organizations. Members of the Rotary Foundation Board presented to The McKinney Education Foundation, Hope Clinic and the Community Health Clinic funds raised through the McKinney Rotary Club Flag Program.
Park Cities Serves at Ronald McDonald House
As COVID has subsided, members of the Rotary Club of Park Cities have been able to resume their regular monthly service, preparing and serving dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House. 

Mayor Presents Proclamation to Wylie Rotary Club
At the City Council Meeting on Valentine's Day, Mayor Matthew Porter, on behalf of the City of Wylie City Council and Citizens of Wylie, presented a proclamation honoring World Rotary Day on February 23, which celebrates 118 years of Rotary around the world.
Valentine's Project
The Greenville Texas Rotary Club were honored to be able to make over 350 personal valentines for seniors in nursing homes, complete with a handwritten card and sweet treat as our February Service Project.
Brining Smiles to Seniors
North Texas Pioneers Rotary gave a Valentines Party to the residents of The Parks nursing home in Plano. They so enjoyed decorating cookies, playing chair volley ball and especially singing love songs.
Plano West Rotary Offers Scholarships for Plano Students
Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) members believe in investing in the development of local youth and the advancement of community members, as well as supporting education, which is one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus.
Join the SPBH Rotary on April 29 for Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health (SPBH) Rotary eClub and UTDallas invite you to participate in the upcoming Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk and Resource Fair on the UT Dallas campus on Saturday morning, April 29, in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) North Texas Chapter.

Coppell Has a Foundation Celebration!
Coppell Rotarians gathered to celebrate the Rotary International Foundation. If members wore their Paul Harris Pin to the meeting, Rotarian John Hill bought their wine at an after party at Landon Winery! We love our Foundation!
One Year In: RC of Dallas Supports ShelterBox’s Continued Aid to Ukraine
During the President Elect Training Seminar, Hubert Zajicek, President Elect of the Rotary Club of Dallas presented over $15,000 to ShelterBox representatives who were on site demonstrating how ShelterBox is providing relief to families in crisis because of the invasion of Ukraine.
Prestonwood's Annual Clink & Drink
Prestonwood Rotary Club invites you to their Annual Click & Drink event on April 1st at Starpower. Tickets include entrance to event, wine, and food pairings. Tickets are $35/per person. Buy Tickets.
SPBH Rotary Joins TAMUC in Planning Rural Mental Health Forum March 21 in Greenville
Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub members have joined with the Texas A&M Commerce Counseling Center and Department of Health and Human Performance team to plan and support the first Rural Mental Health Forum for surrounding counties to be held at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville, Texas, on Tuesday, March 21 from 830am-4pm.
Upcoming Events
March Theme: Water and Sanitation Month
Mar 01, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023
2023-2024 Assistant Governors Training
Collin College Frisco Campus - Room J107
Mar 04, 2023
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Flag Summit
Dallas College/Brookhaven Campus
Mar 04, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
March Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Mar 11, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
World Rotaract Week
Mar 13, 2023 – Mar 19, 2023
Royse City's Tamale Fundraiser
Mar 15, 2023 – Apr 15, 2023
View entire list
North Texas Pioneers
Plano East
Plano West
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