March 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Bill Slicker's April Message
I'm excited about District Assembly coming up on Saturday, April 27th. Click here for more details and to register.  Your Club Officers will have an opportunity to meet each other and learn from our leaders.  I have included from the April 2019, The Rotarian magazine, a polio article from Mike McGovern on "Why the last mile is so important". Thanks for your contribution to PolioPlus for this Rotary year. I am grateful for your care and support. 
R.I.'s theme for April is Maternal & Child Health.
“Spring”-ing Into Action for 2019-2020! 
It’s been an exciting start to the planning for our Rotary Year of 2019-2020.   All Governor - elects gather in San Diego annually for one  last training, and their RIPE Mark Maloney revealed his  theme: Rotary Connects the World!  The next task was training all of the  Texas President -Elects,  and 5810 Pes and PNs attended Lone Star PETS, the largest gathering in the United States  for training President -Elects. We had a whirlwind weekend, crammed with new information, incredible speakers , and  a new way to define and energize our Rotary Clubs. Next Step: get everyone else TRAINED!
Grand Prairie Metro Provides Clean Water
On February 6, 2019, a team of volunteers and staff working with the charity Mayan Families delivered 40 Eco Filter water filters to the small village of Peña Blanca in the municipality of Camotan, Chiquimula, Guatemala. They were thrilled to receive the gift of clean water! 
Allen Sunrise Packs Meal For Kids Aganist Hunger
On Saturday, March 23, Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise members, along with members from three (3) other local Rotary Clubs, and volunteers from the Young Men’s Service League from Lovejoy High School, gathered at the First United Methodist Church of Allen’s Fellowship Hall;
Mesquite Rotary Assists with MARSE Book Project
A team of Mesquite Rotary Club members worked side-by-side with retired Mesquite teachers on March 28th to sort and label books to be delivered to all Mesquite ISD first graders. 
Tribute to Bill Neukranz
Rotary lost a devoted member when Bill Neukranz passed away on February 23, 2019.  To begin this tribute, soon after the Plano Sunrise Rotary Club was founded , Bill was invited by his friend and neighbor, George Elking, to attend a meeting. Bill was soon hooked, and for the following two decades could be found donating blood, cooking at Octoberfest, delivering gifts with Christmas Cops, working on old neighborhood cleanups , library book drives , holiday parades and visiting other Rotary clubs, often the one his wife Dee attended.  Bill was an expert photographer, and shared his photos widely .  As an  IT executive for Texas Instruments for more than thirty years,  Bill  travelled to many interesting places. He was committed to 100% attendance and loved to seek out new Rotary clubs and  to return and share interesting tales of public service and personalities.
Coppell Rotarians Participates in “Allies in the Community Summit”
Coppell Rotary Club and all Coppell civic organizations recently participated in ‘Allies in Community”. This program that builds relationships through common ground, and helps to foster a deep sense of belonging to enhance Coppell residents active engagement in the City of Coppell. The event included speakers Rotarians Mayor Karen Hunt and Deputy City Manager Vicki Chiavetta.
Park Cities Rotary Is  Recognized  by the  Freedoms  Foundation
Park Cities Rotary has been selected by the national awards committee of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to receive the George Washington Honor Medal Award for the annual special event, the July 4th Parade: A Hunger-Fighting Affair.
Mesquite Rotary's Four Way Test Speech Contest
The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual "Four Way Test" Speech Contest at the Mesquite ISD Professional Development Center on March 19th. Contestants from all Mesquite I.S.D. high schools, Dallas Christian School, and Sunnyvale High School participated in the event.
Welcome New Interact Club
The Rotary Club of Denison is proud to announce the sponsoring of a new Interact club at Dension High School. Pictured are chart members and advisors. Looking forward to seeing how this group will make an impact in their community! 
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Upcoming Events
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health Month
Apr 01, 2019 – Apr 30, 2019
North Texas Pioneer's Annual Spring Swing Golf
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Apr 05, 2019 7:00 AM
Commerce's 1st Annual Bowling Tournament
Shenaniganz of Greenville
Apr 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Four Way Test Speech Contest
Collin College - Plano Campus
Apr 06, 2019 8:30 AM
Prestonwood's "Clink and Drink" Charity Event
Apr 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Interact Spring Fling
McKinney North High School
Apr 13, 2019
Lake Texoma's 2nd Annual No Polio 100 Bike Rally
Apr 13, 2019
No April Roundtable Meeting
Apr 20, 2019
District Assembly
Collin Creek Higher Education Center
Apr 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Richardson Rotary 80th Celebration
Aboca’s Italian Grill
Apr 29, 2019

Greenville Noon
Irving Las Colinas
Addison Midday
Park Cities
Royse City
Wylie East Fork
30 YR Anniversary
Wylie East Fork
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