October 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Moser's October Message
Trudy and I have had a really great time visiting District 5810 clubs, both virtually and in person.  We’ve visited 45 clubs so far with 16 left to go.  I continue to be very pleased at the way our Rotarians are handling this Pandemic and continuing to meet as a Rotary Club. 
Congratulations 2019-20 Rotary Citation Awardees!
Congratulations to the following clubs for earning the 2019-20 Rotary Citation: Addison Midday, Dallas Uptown, Grayson County, Greenville, McKinney, Park Cities, Waxahacie, East Dallas, Plano East, Plano West, Prestonwood and White Rock.
New Speakers Bureau
Do you have a dynamic guest speaker that you believe other Rotarians will enjoy? Every Rotary meeting benefits from dynamic, informative, and entertaining speakers. Exciting and worthwhile meetings keep members engaged and attract new members. We're excited to launch the new ROTARY DISTRICT 5810 SPEAKERS BUREAU! Check it out today!
Take action for World Polio Day: 24 October
Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for World Polio Day to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
Pumpkin Run - Grand Prairie Metro Rotary VIRTUAL 5K
Let the (virtual) race begin! COVID-19 is changing a lot of things this year, but Grand Prairie Metro's mission is to raise money for Alzheimer's Association, Rotary International, and our local Grand Prairie Charities remains the same. 
Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club Feeding those in Need!
Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club Sponsored Friendship Baptist Church of The Colony (FBCTC) Food Pantry Program. The Food Pantry provides a significant supply of groceries for families to prepare nutritional meals for a family of four.
McKinney Rotary Club Wins District Awards
On July 18, 2020, District 5810 comprised of 60 clubs, conducted a virtual “Awards Night for the Rotary Year 2019-2020”. McKinney Rotary Club member CC Theophine Chamakala received the District Leadership Award.
Richardson East Diaper Drive
On September 5th Tommie Wright and her husband Roy from the Richardson East Rotary Club delivered SEVENTEEN pallets of diapers, paper goods, cleaning products & food to the Network of Community Ministries.
Denison Raises Funds for New K-9 Unit
The Rotary Club of Denison recently raised $25K to present to their local Denison Police Dept. to purchase a new k9 unit. The money was raised by two years of golf tournaments.  The funds were received through sponsors, players and raffle items.
Prestonwood Rotary Club Foundation Grants Continue Club's Commitment to Children
Two recent grants by the Prestonwood Rotary Club Foundation have added to the club‘s long-standing dedication toward helping children throughout Dallas.
Plano West Earns Hometown Hero Award
Congratulations to the Plano West Rotary Club who received this award from Congressman Van Taylor of the Texas’s 3rd Congressional District.
Addison Rotary 2020 Open
The Addison Rotary Club held the 30th Annual Addison Rotary Open (ARO) was held on September 14 at Gleneagles Country Club.  The club took extra efforts this year to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines including staggered starting times, barriers in golf carts, social distancing and mandatory masks. 
Rockwall’s Shoe Drive Success
The Rockwall Rotary Club recently partnered with the Rockwall High School Interact Club to help those in need. The groups joined forces for the District’s Shoe Drive to help with local and international community development. The effort garnered a ton of support!
Mesquite Rotary Honors John Todd for 50 Years of Service in the Club
The Mesquite Rotary Club recently surprised John Todd during a club Zoom meeting with ceremonies honoring him for attaining 50 years as a club member.  After praising Todd’s record of service to the club and community, Rotary president Dr. Angel Rivera turned the ceremonies over to club member Todd Price.  
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Supports Metrocrest Services
With the continuing impact of COVID-19, many in our community are in serious lack of sanitation and hygiene supplies. To help, CFB Rotary's Bill Bexley (center) hand-delivered a check for $1,150 to Metrocrest Services Chief Operations Officer Nicole Newkham-Binkley (left) and Chief Executive Officer Tracy Eubanks (right). 
Melissa Rotary Honors 911 and First Responders
The Melissa Rotary participated with the Melissa High School Football team to honor the memory of 9-11 and first responders. Melissa Cardinals Football team came onto the field carrying Rotary Flags with a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9-11 and the first responders.  
Adopt A Spot

On Saturday September 19th, the Irving Sunrise Rotary Club participated in the City of Irving's 29th Annual Trash Bash. We added this to our monthly Adopt-a-Spot program.

Upcoming Events
Business & Job Connection
Aug 28, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Public Image Olympic Games
Aug 28, 2020 – Apr 30, 2021
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Public Image Olympic Game 1 Deadline
Oct 01, 2020
Grand Prairie Metro's Virtual Annual Pumpkin Run
Oct 10, 2020 – Oct 17, 2020
October Roundtable
Escape Expert
Oct 10, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rockwall's Virtual Hot Rocks Bike Ride
Oct 17, 2020
Rotary World Polio Day & Livestream Event
Oct 24, 2020
Deadline for submitting Service Above Self Award
Nov 01, 2020
Deadline for submitting Service Awards for Polio
Nov 01, 2020
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Carrollton-Farmers Branch
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McKinney Sunset 
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