February 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor Bill Slicker's March Message
All of us are still basking in the glow of our Mardi Gras Party Polio Fundraiser that was held on Saturday, February 16. The costumes, music & food were tremendous. A terrific time was had by over 200 attendees!

Thanks to the DGND Max Duplant for chairing the event and to Ean & Jan Sullivan as our Polio Plus Co-Chairs. If you haven't already, please send in your Polio Plus contributions to The Rotary Foundation. We need everyone's contribution as we continue our polio eradication campaign. Our contributions are multiplied as we band together as Rotarians.

The Rotary theme for March is Water and Sanitation Month.
Lonestar PETS started on Thursday. This is our preeminent training event for our President-Elects. We are thankful for their leadership.
Our Mardi Gras Party was a Success!
Thank you to all who participated in anyway in making our Mardi Gras PolioPlus fundraiser a terrific event.  Our party was an amazing success! We had 218 Rotarians and guests registered.  On the night of the event we received $9,240 in contributions.  When added to amounts sent directly to The Rotary Foundation for PolioPlus, a total of $54,860 has been contributed by District 5810 this Rotary year!
Rockwall Breakfast Club Celebrates Flag Program
The Rockwall Breakfast Club has begun their 5th year with their US Flag program, which covers 7 national holidays each year. They started in 2015 with 61 initial flags in Rockwall County. It has steadily grown each holiday and they placed 441 flags for Presidents Day 2019.
North Texas Pioneers Donates Backpacks
North Texas Pioneers created smiles for some children in Uganda with their donation of backpacks, school supplies, tooth paste and brushes. The supplies were distributed by Rotarian Jolly Grace Okot Andruvile of the Gulu Rotary Club. 
Feeding Children Everywhere
On February 2nd, over 120 Rotary Club of Dallas members and friends gathered at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to help ensure that kids in the DFW community have access to a warm meal.  
Successful “Dentists with a Heart Day” Event Assisted Area Citizens
Dental professionals and volunteers worked together for the benefit of area people in need at their 11th annual “Dentists with a Heart Day” on February 15th.   The event was sponsored by the Mesquite Rotary Club, and occurred at the Mesquite dental offices of Dr. Byron McKnight and Dr. Ken Taylor, who donated their services and facility for the day.  In a very successful effort, this team served over 50 area patients in need, providing them with life-changing care through free dental services that would normally have been worth a total of $55,000.  The patients were referred for the event from Sharing Life Ministries, Grace Place, International Church Street, Mesquite ISD, and even from people in need that the participating dentists had met throughout the year.
Celebrating World Rotary Day in Service
Originally the plan was for four North Texas Rotary Clubs from District 5810 -The Rotary Club Of Frisco, Sunrise Rotary of Frisco, Rotary Club of Celina, and Rotary Club of Prosper to be building on two separate habitat for humanity houses on that day, however, the massive rainfall the days before, left both home sites unavailable to be worked on.
Rowlett Supports Local Food Pantry
Rowlett Rotary members  partnered with Life Message at their food pantry to prepare 200 boxes of food for needy north Texas families in February.  The monthly event is called ‘Pack a Box’ where food is boxed assembly line style for maximized efficiency. We plan in making this a quarterly volunteer project.
Coppell Rotary Supports Local Theatre
Members of the Coppell Rotary gathered to support the Coppell Arts scene in February.  The Theatre Coppell feature of “Arsenic and Old Lace”, starred Coppell Rotarian George Ritcheske and his wife, Bobbi Ritcheske.
Don't Mess with White Rock Lake
White Rock Rotary has adopted part of the shoreline of White Rock Lake. Each month, usually on the second Saturday, we clean up the shoreline and help keep the lake beautiful for all to enjoy. Sometimes, members of our Interact clubs from Skyline and Lake Highlands High schools help us. Come join us, it's good exercise and fun! 
Richardson Supports City Employees

The Richardson Rotary is proud to support the City of Richardson Employee and Supervisor of the Year program for over 30 years. On Monday, February 4, Richardson Rotary Club honored the 2018 City of Richardson Employee of the Year, Edward Martinez, and Supervisor of the Year, Eric Robison. 

Royse City Pack Meals For Students
Royse City Rotary Club finished their day of service by packing food bags for Paw Packs, a program organized by Luna Burke & Associates. The program helps to feed students that may only get meals at school. 
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