August 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's August Message
August is Membership and new Club Development month.  Do you want to grow your club and bring in new Rotarians?  Plan and take action on one or more of the following things during August.
Lone Star Rotary Leadership Institute Summer Classes
The Lone Star division of Rotary leadership institute announced that they would have a series of virtual training sessions. Below is the schedule.  Part one is excellent for new Rotarians. I recommend you consider paying to send them two-part one. Parts two and three are great for leadership development of your emerging leaders. The cost is $50. This is a great investment in your club future!
Invitation to join RI President at the 2nd Africa Peace Concert
You're invited to attend the virtual conference on Friday, Sept. 2 at 3PM where R.I. President, Jennifer Jones is the guest of honor for the second Virtual Africa Peace Concert in honor of Peace Promotion and Conflict Prevention. The main objective of the concert is to raise funds to support the Rotary Africa Peace Fund.
Club Public Image Resources
Time to get ready for the NEW ROTARY YEAR! Check out the PUBLIC IMAGE RESOURCES page for logos, templates and training materials!
RYLA 2022 Update
"Comeback Camp," as some of our staff excitedly referred to Camp RYLA 2022, was a raving success!  Even though it has been also most 2 months since we closed out the in-person camp program.  Cabin groups are still making sure they keep in touch with each other through out the summer months.

Irving Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade
Jeff and several club members led the construction of our Irving Sunrise Rotary float that was in the parade. They began the night before the parade and completed in the early morning of 7/4 The float and Irving parade was a massive success, bringing together local businesses, city council, the mayor and our club. Families of Irving looked on and enjoyed the parade as we passed out candy, flags and more!
Rare Case of Polio Confirmed in New York
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has been informed of a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York, United States.  
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are coordinating with New York State health authorities on their investigation. Initial sequencing confirmed by CDC indicates that the case is type 2 VDPV.  
Any form of poliovirus anywhere is a threat to children everywhere. It is critical that the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 is fully resourced and fully implemented everywhere, to ensure a world free of all forms of poliovirus can be achieved.  
We are calling on every single Rotarian to take action and be a part of the fight to end polio, helping to raise $50 million per year for polio eradication.
Mike McGovern
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee

Battle of the Badges Blood Drives
From Tuesday, July 5th to Sunday, July 10th, Plano Sunrise and the North Texas Pioneers, with the leadership of George Elking, assisted in collecting 302 pints of blood at 14 drives for the Battle of the Badges friendly competition. This amount of blood has the potential to save 906 lives! The Plano Police won the competition over Plano Fire-Rescue 152 to 144. It was a close one!
Rotary Club of Coppell Awards $7500 in Scholarships
Each year the Rotary Club of Coppell offers 5 - $1,500 scholarships to Coppell High School and New Tech seniors.
Rotary Cheers for Football Coaches
In a town with five Rotary Clubs and only three Senior High Schools, it made sense for Plano Rotary Club to invite Plano East Rotary Club to join them for Coaches Day. The PISD athletic director along with the three senior high school coaches bragged about how successful they believed their teams would be.  The theme word for the teams this year is Believe.
5th Annual Back to School Project
Rotary Club of North Texas Pioneers, raised funds for Jaxson Turner's Never 2 Young 2 Care Charity - N2Y2C 5th Annual Back to School Project.


Annual Park Cities Parade Marches to a Million Meals!
The Park Cities Fourth of July Parade may not look like the usual Rotary project. Still, its impact extends across North Texas, providing more than a million meals since the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) became the beneficiary in 2016.

Plano West Rotary Keeps Adopted Roadside Clean and Safe
Plano West Rotary Club once again showed its commitment to protecting the environment and keeping its city beautiful on July 16 when club volunteers cleaned up an assigned stretch of roadside along Avenue K in east Plano.
"Cookies for Cops" Project
This fourth round of Cookies for Cops was delivered to the southwest substation of the Dallas Police Department. This delivery was special as some of the officers who died in a tragic ambush on July 7, 2016, were from this substation and this project was one week after the 6th anniversary of that horrible event. Incidentally, The Rotary Club of Dallas marks July 7 every year by sponsoring the lighting up of the Dallas skyline in blue lights.
Plano West Joins All Plano Rotary Clubs To Bring Back Parades 
On July 4, Plano West Rotary Club members were honored to work together with members of the other Rotary clubs in Plano, Texas to bring back the city’s beloved holiday parades.
Service Project Was a Way To Connect with Other Rotarians
While Rotary Club of Dallas Rotarians were packing cookies for our Cookies for Cops project, we were joined by a Rotarian family from the Poona India club. Narendra and Inderpal Bakshi were in town with their son, Harshpreet, for his graduation and wanted to visit Rotary Clubs while here. We had a great time together sharing our Rotarian experiences, swapping flags, and doing what we do best: Service!

It Was A GREAT Parade!
It was wonderful for Park Cities Rotary to be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with a full-fledged parade after two years of scaled back festivities.

Dream Team Mentees Receive Scholarships and Life Changing Mentorship
June 15, Rotary Club of Dallas gathered to celebrate the lives changed through the Dream Team mentoring program. Scholarships were awarded to 2 high school seniors who have successfully completed 3 years of mentoring. 5 mentees already in college or universities received their scholarships.
Upcoming Events
August Theme: Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2022 – Aug 31, 2022
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 05, 2022
August Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Aug 13, 2022
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
District Grant Applications Due
Sep 01, 2022
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Virtual Africa Peace Concert
Sep 02, 2022
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