April 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Max Duplant's April Message 
We are already in the final quarter of the Rotary year! Our next big event is the District Conference scheduled for April 22 and 23.
April 22 will be our bowling tournament, bumper cars and other games outing at Pinstack in Irving.  Dinner is included as well as the bowling essentials in your $55 fee.  RI Director Suzi Howe has confirmed that she will be there that night.  And, we have our first full bowling team made up of PDGs and one soon to be PDG!  So, who can put together a team to beat  the PDGs?
An exciting day is planned for Saturday April 23 at Brookhaven Country Club.  Sunil Sharma, our official representative for RI President Shekhar Mehta, will start things off with a keynote address.  Later in the day, in conjunction with Shekhar's theme this year of "empowering the girl" retired Sportscaster Dale Hansen will discuss abusive situations that continue to exist.  Several other exciting speakers are being planned and will be announced as we receive final commitments from them. We will also conduct a service project to write personal thank you notes to the many people who are the eyes and ears that report suspected human trafficking situations.  Finally, our annual business meeting as required by our Manual of Procedure will be held during the day on Saturday.  Fee for attending our daytime session Saturday is also $55.
We will end the day on April 23 with our District Awards and Foundation Recognition Banquet.  The CFB jazz band will provide entertainment.  Be sure to get your club applications for awards in by April 8 and notify us who has been selected as your club Star member so that they may be recognized.  All the information and forms needed can be found on the District webpage.  Also, if you are a Major Donor, Bequest member, Paul Harris Society member or Arch Klumph member, we want to recognize you at the banquet.  Be sure to reserve your seat for the night at $75 per person.
One final reminder, there will not be a Roundtable in April so that you will have more time available to attend our conference.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at conference to celebrate the great year we have had Serving to Change Lives!
Grand Prairie Adopt-A-Street
On Saturday, March 12th from 1-3pm, the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club did our part to "Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful"! We had 15 volunteers to come out to pick up trash and debris along our portion of Lakeridge Dr. We collected signs, tires, and 50+ bags of trash.
Kid's Library
The Preston Hollow Club has partnered with 10 northwest Dallas apartment complexes to provide a kids sharing library in their offices.
Rotaract Club of University Dallas Feed The Hungry
The Brown Bag Lunch Program was a smashing success! Thanks to the helping hands of club members (and a few generous bystanders) we were able to assemble and deliver the 200 sandwiches on Friday afternoon.

Work Day at the Salvation Army
At the end of 2021 the Rotary Club of Park Cities began a joint project with their collaborative partner, the Salvation Army, to refurbish and upgrade the outdoor recreation area used by the participants in the Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Habitat for Humanity Build
Rotarian Jerrica Anderson from Rotary EClub of North Texas joined Preston Trail Rotary Club of Celina & Gunter on a build for Habitat for Humanity. We put up siding and facia. Habitat for Humanity is a helping hand, not a handout.
Helping the Children in the Ukraine Crisis
The McKinney Rotary Club has made significant donations to help refugees in Ukraine.  Community Service Chair Sharon Scott announced Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund was the Charity of the Month of March with $6,100 donated.

Plano West Rotary Club Supports Plano ISD Students with Monthly Meal Distribution
Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) is continuing its steadfast support of Plano Independent School District’s 2021-2022 school-year meal distributions that help feed local students and their families.

The Rotary Club of Dallas Supports the Tackle Tomorrow Foundation
The Rotary Club of Dallas donated $2500 to the Tackle Tomorrow Foundation to provide computers, tablets, trained instructors, and reading programs to local elementary schools that serve children who struggle with reading.
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
PLEASE JOIN  the Suicide Prevention & Brain Health Rotary E-Club at the upcoming 2022 AFSP Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Awareness Campus Walk at UT Dallas on April 30.
Rowlett Rotary Presentation at Chamber Meeting
Ken Noel, President of Rowlett Rotary, gave a presentation about Rotary International (RI) to the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce members. He discussed "What We Do", Locally,. Nationally, and Globally. When and how the Rotary was founded,
Coppell Partners with Msasa in Zimbabwe to Bring Water to School
The Coppell Rotary Club has partnered with the Msasa Rotary Club to provide water to schools in Zimbabwe.

Plano West Rotary Club Provides Beds and Hope to Families in Financial Need
For the past four months, Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) members have supported Bed Start in its mission to provide beds, mattresses and other large home furnishings to local families experiencing great financial need.

The Rotary Club of Dallas Supports ShelterBox Aid to Ukraine
The Rotary Club of Dallas donated $1000 to ShelterBox for their efforts in humanitarian support to Ukranians. Shelterbox will provide lifesaving aid for families affected by the Ukraine crisis.
White Rock Rotary Plants for the Community
White Rock Rotary members and friends planted a vegetable garden in a 'food desert' in South Dallas. 
3 Clubs Join Forces to Transform a Historic Park
March 2 more than 30 Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Dallas, Rotary Club of Park Cities, and the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown joined together to participate in the Scottish Rite for Children project, “Reverchon Roundup”, to get Reverchon Park ready to be enjoyed by area families and others this spring. We worked with many local volunteers and planting the gardens, removing branches, picking up litter and talking up Rotary! Together we transform!

Plano West Rotary Serves Vulnerable Neighbors at Plano Overnight Warming Shelter
On four days in January and February, Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) members served as volunteers at the Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) located in the East Plano Salvation Army.
Upcoming Events
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
Deadline to submit for District Awards
Apr 08, 2022
District Conference & Awards Banquet
Pinstack & Brookhaven Country Club
Apr 22, 2022 – Apr 23, 2022
District Interact Spring Fling
Faith Family Academy – Oak Cliff Campus
Apr 30, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2022 – May 31, 2022
District’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Karol Omlor Studio Theatre - Addison Event Center
May 14, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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North Texas Pioneers
Addison Midday
Plano West
Park Cities
Dallas Uptown
Frisco Sunrise
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