January 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor Bill Slicker's February Message
I want to express how grateful I am to all of you. Our members support each other in caring ways that words cannot express!
Rotary International is going through many challenges. John Hewko, General Secretary of RI, addresses some of these challenges in his speech to all the DGEs at the recent International Assembly. Here is the link to watch the video: https://vimeo.com/310889662
I want to remind you that tables/seats are filling up fast for our Mardi Gras Party to benefit ending Polio on Saturday, February 16 at Prestonwood Country Club at 6:30pm.
It's Time For Mardi Gras!
Our Mardi Gras Party is coming fast and the room is reaching full capacity! Join us on Saturday, February 16, 2019, for our Mardi Gras party at 6:30 in the evening at Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Road, Dallas,TX 75428.  Everyone is invited. Bring your friends and neighbors! Tickets are $50 each. You can find all the information to register on the District website: https://rotary5810.org/sitepage/mardi-gras-party
My Rotary Story Contest
Enter the Rotary District 5810 North Texas "My Rotary Story" Contest. Prizes will be given out for: Most Creative, Most Moving and Best Overall Story. Submission requirements - video (2 minutes or less). Open to all Rotarians in the district! Must include your name, Club Name and date with submission. For rules & guidelines: https://rotary5810.org/sitepage/my-rotary-story-contest.
2019-2020 Presidential Theme Revealed
Rotary International President-Elect Mark Maloney has revealed the 2019-2020 theme "Rotary Connects The World". In his address at International Assembly, he explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. Read the story.
Mentors Wanted!
The Rotary Club of Dallas is on the hunt for potential mentors for the Dream Team for our high school kids at Woodrow Wilson High School! Many of our students are first generation students. To qualify for the program, the students have financial challenges and may not even consider attending college.
Frisco Leaders Hit The Hardwood For Charity

What's better than raising money for local charities? Watching local dignitaries compete against an out-of-their-league basketball team to do it. That's the idea the Rotary Club of Frisco had when coming up with plans for its annual fundraiser this year.

Help Support North Texas Scout Food Drive
Combating Hunger and Malnutrition are service focus areas that many of our clubs work.  This month Rotarians and Rotary Clubs have an easy way to participate in a regional food drive that has been conducted in north Texas for two decades by Scout.  On, February 16th  approximately 500,000 donation bags, which this year features the Rotary Logo, will be distributed by Scouts in North Texas
Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony
Richardson East Rotary Club, with assistance from the Rotary Club of Richardson, did a incredible job of raising over $500K for the Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground at Cottonwood Park in Richardson. The ground breaking was very well attended despite frigid temperatures. Congratulations in helping getting this done Rotarians!
White Rock's Annual Chili Gala
Members of the White Rock Rotary Club gave and were given a warm welcome at their annual Chili Gala at Family Gateway in Dallas. They prepared and served a nourishing meal for about 150 residents and staff. It was truly a heartwarming and tummy warming event!  
Rotary Supporting Metrocrest Services
Rotary Club of Coppell provides support to many around the globe and in Coppell. In our own backyard,  we are especially proud of our supporting Metrocrest Services. In times of crisis, Metrocrest Services assists individuals in the Coppell, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Addison.
Habitat for Humanity Build in McKinney
On February 23rd, on World Rotary Day, the Rotary Club of Celina, the Rotary Club of Prosper, Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Frisco are getting together to do a Habitat for Humanity Build in McKinney.  They will be building a home for the Quintanilla family. Mauricio and Irene are no strangers to hard work and determination. Mauricio works for Hopper Mechanical and Irene works with Mckinney ISD. Within two months of being approved by Habitat for Humanity, they completed over 25% of their required 500 community service hours. They are excited about their opportunity for homeownership in their local community of McKinney.
Addison Health & Fitness Expo
On January 15, the Addison Midday Rotary Club partnered with the Addison Athletic Club staff to expand their annual open house into a “Health and Fitness Expo”.  The Addison Athletic Club showed off their exercise facilities to the town of Addison. 
Youth Exchange Student Selected For Art Show
Greg Dreyfus, Rotary Youth Exchange student hosted by the Rotary Club of Fair Park, has won an award for his digital art project and was selected to represent Woodrow Wilson HS in the Dallas Young Artist Exhibition at the Blue Print Gallery, 2701 Fairmount Street, Dallas, Tx 75201 on Thursday, 1/17/19.
RC of Park Cities Donates $10,000 From Snider Plaza Tree Lighting
The receipts have been gathered and the bills have been paid.  The proceeds from the twelfth annual Univeristy Park Tree Ligting in Snider Plaza on November 18, 2018, have been calculated.  Despite the inclement weather, the event generated $10,000.00, through sponsorships and contributions, to be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. 
Lake Texoma Annouces 2nd Annual No Polio 100 Bike Rally
The Rotary Club of Lake Texoma (Pottsboro) will be holding its second annual No Polio 100, Bike Rally, April 13, 2019. Last year’s rally resulted in raising $7000 for the RI Polio Plus Program. This year’s rally will attempt to raise even more money for polio eradication. Joining Lake Texoma Rotary is the Rotary Club of Melissa who has signed on as a rest stop sponsor. All bike enthusiasts are encouraged to register at www.nopolio100 Contact Joe Henderson at joehend@myrhinomail.com for additional information.
There’s A New E-Club In Town
Rotary International President, Barry Rassin has challenged Rotarians to start new clubs and to "to spend time developing the transition from Rotaract to Rotary in a different way." Well, Rotary eClub | WOKE was created in response to that challenge.
Rotary eClub | WOKE does stream meetings twice per month (1st and 3rd Mondays at 5:30pm Central) via Zoom. Meetings are posted on the YouTube channel, which can serve as makeups for any Rotarian and/or to keep members informed. TED talks are frequently the "speaker," as we are not limited to who is available to present at the time of the meeting. Custom presentations are also being solicited from area non-profits and graduate students in the Rotary Areas of Focus.
Coppell Rotary Supports Metrocrest Seniors over the Holiday
This year the Coppell Rotary Club, for the 2nd year adopted 5 needy Seniors from Metrocrest Services for the holiday. We appointed 5 Team Captains, their responsibility was coordinating a basket for each senior and Club members have been assigned to a team.
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Upcoming Events
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Month
Feb 01, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019
February District 5810 Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Feb 09, 2019 9:30 AM
Mardi Gras Party - End Polio Fundraiser
Prestonwood Country Club
Feb 16, 2019 6:30 PM
Rotary's 114th Birthday
Feb 23, 2019
Plano Metro's Casino Night
Gleneagles Country Club
Feb 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 03, 2019
International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2019
March District 5810 Roundtable
iHeart Media Center
Mar 09, 2019 9:30 AM
World Rotaract Week
Mar 11, 2019 – Mar 15, 2019
Frisco Sunrise's 11th Annual Paddy Dash
Frisco Square
Mar 16, 2019 8:00 AM

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