Rotary New Year Check List 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

You're Invited to the All American 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

Make plans to join the Rotary Clubs of Plano on Monday, July 4TH for the Plano's ALL AMERICAN 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS! This is a FREE EVENT! Festivities include food vendors, market vendors a kid's zone and a static parade. Start at 6PM at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano TX 75074. Free parking at Collin College, Plano Event Center and First United Methodist Church Plano. Fireworks at 9:30.
You're Invited to the All American 4th of July Festival & Fireworks 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
New Location for District Roundtable 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rockwall Rotary Helps Fight Hunger Through the Summer  2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Howard Templin's Message for July

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I'm so honored and humbled to be your new district governor, because this is my chance to give back the gift of Rotary to others. 
 
It is not about the title, it's about an opportunity, to serve the members of our district, and to have you all be a part of the journey.  You are all very special people.  Your clubs are doing very amazing things thru the work that Rotary has become known for, and as your District Governor I pledge that I will give you the gift of my service and support, to assure this District does everything it can to support your clubs, the lifeblood of Rotary here and around the world.
DG Howard Templin's Message for July 2022-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Addison Midday Rotary Club collects Cereal Boxes for Metrocrest Services 2022-06-28 05:00:00Z 0


Plano West Rotary Supports Juneteenth Celebration

It was a very hot day! But that didn’t deter Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) from supporting the Collin County Juneteenth Celebration in Plano’s Haggard Park on Saturday, June 18. Juneteenth is a federal U.S. holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
Plano West Rotary Supports Juneteenth Celebration 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
CPC Surpasses Its Own Million Meal Challenge 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Serves 69,335 Pounds and 1,840 Boxes of Food 2022-06-24 05:00:00Z 0


Rotary Partners Light Up Dallas to Honor Our Fallen Police Officers!

On July 7th,, the Rotary Club of Dallas will join with Honor Our Heroes & Safer Dallas to light up the Dallas skyline in a massive and spectacular display of stunning blue lighting to remember and honor our fallen Dallas Police Officers on the anniversary of the slaying of 5 Dallas officers on 7-7-16. Please join us in prayer and gratitude for our dedicated police who are protecting us 24/7.
Rotary Partners Light Up Dallas to Honor Our Fallen Police Officers! 2022-06-23 05:00:00Z 0


Flag Work Day in the Texas Heat

Only Rotarians work in 100 degree weather on a Saturday to repair, dismantle and reconstruct over 200 flags in preparation of July 4! While some would say choose a cooler time, we started at 8 and finished at 10:30 am. Our goal? To make sure those that support our flag program fundraiser receive their flag and having it wave proudly!
Flag Work Day in the Texas Heat 2022-06-23 05:00:00Z 0


Paul Harris Fellow Honored

Douglas Gill, District 5810 Major Donor Chair, recognized McKinney Rotary Club member Matt Duncan as a District Foundation Major Donor. Matt currently serves as McKinney Rotary's Foundation Committee Treasurer and has been an active member since 2005. Thank you Matt for your service above self!
Paul Harris Fellow Honored 2022-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
Memorial Day Observance 2022-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Delivers Furniture Every Month 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

White Rock Rotary Cleans Up!

Members of White Rock Rotary, aided by members of Lake Highlands Interact Club, braved triple digit temps to clean up at White Rock Lake. These Rotarians have adopted a section of the shoreline and pick up trash every month, usually on the second Saturday. A small group of determined people can pick up a lot of trash!
White Rock Rotary Cleans Up! 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Grand Prairie Rotarians Keeping Grand Prairie Beautiful!

Grand Prairie Metro Rotarians were up early to beat the heat for their most recent Adopt-a-Street project. Club members were joined by Interact students and other volunteers in their commitment to "Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful!"
Grand Prairie Rotarians Keeping Grand Prairie Beautiful! 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0


36th Annual Pumpkin Run Set for October 8

The Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club is hosting the 36th annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 8. This yearly project benefits the Alzheimer's Association and numerous local charitable organizations.
For more information, go to www.pumpkinrun.us
36th Annual Pumpkin Run Set for October 8 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's June Message

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Our Rotary year of Serving to Change Lives is rapidly coming to an end.  Our final Roundtable will be held on June 18 and will include discussion of the significant accomplishments we have had as a District this year.
 
For clubs that are interested in providing aide to those impacted by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, I have received the following information from the District Governor for that area:  
 
In response, and in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Uvalde, our Rotary District 5840 has set-up a Uvalde Community Relief Fund within our 501c3 Foundation. The purpose of this fund will be to assist and comfort, where possible, those who are grieving and who are most affected by the shooting as well as to aid in the restoration of the shattered world view of the children, families, educators, and first responders of Uvalde. 
 
You may make your tax deductible donation by check payable to “District 5840 Foundation” with a memo line of "Uvalde Community Relief Fund". Send the check to Rotary District 5840 Foundation, P.O. Box 13, Boerne, TX 78006. Or you can donate through Zelle using this email ROTARYUVALDECOMMUNITYFUND@GMAIL.COM. Note - if using Zelle, please add your email address and/or contact information in the comment section if you want a tax receipt.
 
In May the 4-Way speech contest was held in person in Frisco and all 18 students participating were fabulous, ranging from gender issues to moral relativism, the war in Ukraine to challenges immigrants to the U.S. face, and so, SO much more. Many thanks to Jim Bullock for the excellent job done on such a well organized and well run  event.The top 6 finalists as follows: 
 
1st place: Madhalassa Iyer of Plano Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano West)
2nd place: Joshua Li of Plano West Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano East)
3rd place: Rudy Lea of Dallas Christian H.S. (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mesquite)
4th place: Samuel Cavanna, home-schooled (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Irving Sunrise)
5th place: Andie Abell of Plano Senior High (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plano)
6th place: Hailey Williams, J.J. Pearce H.S. (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Prestonwood)
 
Speaking of youth events, Camp RYLA is also back in person.  I had the pleasure of welcoming the 170  campers last week and what an energetic group they are!  Many thanks to Dana Makison and Jim Duffy for seeing to it that the participants have the very best experience!
 
The Rotary International Convention is being held in Houston this week.  District 5810 is well represented with 118 of our  members in attendance.  If you have not travelled to Houston, you can still sign up to attend virtually.
 
Finally, be sure to register for the Banquet to be held on June 23 to not only install incoming District Governor Howard Templin as well as the other District and Club leaders for 2022-2023.
 
It has been an absolute pleasure to serve you as District Governor over this past year.  I have made so many new friends and am amazed at all the ways that our Clubs continue to Serve to Change Lives.
 
Wishing all of you the very best in the future-
 
Max S Duplant
2021-2022 Governor
District 5810
DG Max Duplant's June Message 2022-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Mesquite Rotary Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

The Mesquite Rotary Club has awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to students from each of the Mesquite and Sunnyvale area high schools, and to students from the Mesquite Academy and Dallas Christian School. This investment by the club in the future of these deserving area scholars totaled $12,000.
Mesquite Rotary Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Area Students 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Golf Tournament 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Police Officers Seen as Peace Officers At Book Fair Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dallas 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Ribbon Cutting at the Salvation Army 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Dallas Backs the Blue on the Green

The 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by The Rotary Club of Dallas benefitting Safer Dallas Better Dallas, took place on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Brookhaven Country Club.
Dallas Backs the Blue on the Green 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Ways To Support the Uvalde Community

The horror of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in the community of Uvalde has been felt around the world, and Rotarians everywhere have reached out to the Rotary Club of Uvalde and District 5840 asking where they can send donations which will go towards healing.
 
In response, and in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Uvalde, our Rotary District 5840 has set-up a Uvalde Community Relief Fund within our 501c3 Foundation. The purpose of this fund will be to assist and comfort, where possible, those who are grieving and who are most affected by the shooting as well as to aid in the restoration of the shattered world view of the children, families, educators, and first responders of Uvalde.
Ways To Support the Uvalde Community 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0


Rotarians Support Theatre Coppell

The Rotary Club of Coppell gang gathered to celebrate Bobbi Ritcheske, wife of Rotarian George, for the fabulous role she played in Steel Magnolias at The Coppell Arts Center!
Rotarians Support Theatre Coppell 2022-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Wined Up with Rotary 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Untied is Rotary United 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Commits to Keeping Plano Litter-Free All Year 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0


Plano West Rotary Supports Asian Community at Plano Asia Fest

     Promoting peace is an area of focus for Rotary, and Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) members were honored to support Plano Asiafest in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park on May 7.
     Plano Asiafest is an annual celebration of Asian culture, showcasing Asian music, food, clothing, art, performance and more. The annual festival helps all Plano residents better understand and appreciate our Asian neighbors, and it promotes peace and goodwill within our community.
Plano West Rotary Supports Asian Community at Plano Asia Fest 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
DXC Technology Joins Plano West Rotary Serving PISD Students 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Dallas Bike Rodeo Is Back 

 
It looked like the 25th Bike Rodeo was going to be cancelled this year due to Covid restrictions at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children who has hosted it in the past. But Faith Family Academy stepped forward in a huge way by combining it with the District 5810 Interact Spring Fling.
Rotary Club of Dallas Bike Rodeo Is Back 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Public Image Champions!!

Congratulations to the following Clubs for winning our PUBLIC IMAGE CHAMPION GAMES: Plano West Rotary, McKinney Rotary Club, McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club, Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Park Cities, Rotary Club of Coppell, DeSoto Rotary Club, Prestonwood Rotary Club, Melissa Rotary and Rotary Club of Dallas! THANK YOU for being a Public Image Champion!
Congratulations Public Image Champions!! 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Fun Events at RI Convention

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Please Join Us: 
 
 Sunday June 5th: contact DG Max at mduplant@gmail.com to attend the 1:00 pm Shen Yun dance performance at Jones Hall and/or drinks afterwards.
 
 Monday June 6th: join the Greenville Rotary Club for a cocktail party at either 6:00-7:00 pm, 7:30-8:30 pm or 9:00-10:00 pm to meet members from the Rotary Club of Cozumel, Mexico to discuss upcoming projects for the Day of Service in Cozumel on April 28, 2023. Katy Ridge of the Greenville club will be there to discuss past successful projects in Cozumel and what you can do next year. Contact Katy at 903-456-3514 or k.ridge@whycornerstone.com to sign up for a party.
 
 Tuesday June 7th: join the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club for a cocktail party at either 6:00-7:00 pm, 7:30-8:30 pm or 9:00-10:00 pm to meet members of the Rotary Club of Roatan, Honduras and myself to discuss how clubs can support projects in Honduras in 2022-2023 and plan for the Day of Service in Roatan on April 26, 2023. Contact Regina at 972-955-9997 or regina.edwards888888@gmail.com to sign up for a party.
Fun Events at RI Convention 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Human Trafficking Awareness 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary's Rodeo Road Rally Bike Ride 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Wylie Rotary Club Celebrates City Leader's 90th Birthday 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Wylie East Fork Rotary Club Serves Tiniest Citizens 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Kentwood Park Cleanup

The Rowlett Rotary Club & RHS Interact Club cleaned up Kentwood City Park, Canal, & adjacent city lot on May 14 in Rowlett, Texas. Over 20 bags of debris were collected. An awesome turnout of Rotarians and 18 Interact students. Extra note: the donuts went by by very quickly.
Kentwood Park Cleanup 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 5810 Four-Way Test speech contest finalists

Extraordinarily bright and articulate students participated in Saturday’s district-wide 4-Way Test speech contest with impressive speeches ranging from gender issues to moral relativism, the war in Ukraine to challenges immigrants to the U.S. face, and so, SO much more. The top 6 finalists are as follows:
 
Rotary District 5810 Four-Way Test speech contest finalists 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Collin County Rotary Has a Busy Month of May! 2022-05-11 05:00:00Z 0

Star Award Winners

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  • Gloria Jordan – Greenville
  • Harold McLeod – McKinney
  • Doug Bryan – Grand Prairie Metro
  • Ben Wolber – Addison Midday
  • Jerrica Anderson – E Club of N. Texas
  • Russell Armstrong – Commerce
  • Charles Dowden – Dallas
  • Gene Losey – Plano East
  • Eric Heitkamp – Park Cities
  • Matt Pasant – Carrollton Farmers Branch
  • Chris Johnson – Frisco
  • Valeria Bozek – Irving Las Colinas
Star Award Winners 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention - Virtual Option 2022-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
Prestonwood Honors Fire-Rescue - NBC NEWS 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

District Award Winners

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Rotarian of the Year                           Katy Ridge - Greenville
Service Above Self                                    Katherine Goodwin - Plano West
Leadership Bill Dendy - Dallas
Outstanding Club President               Franklin & Janssen - Park City & Dallas
Outstanding New Rotarian                     Zain Kalson - Plano West
Ethics Fred  Brown - Park Cities
Rotary Foundation Advocacy                 Bill Dendy - Dallas
Membership Recruitment                   Waxahachie
Service to New Generations                    Shirley Heitzman - Dallas
District Award Winners 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's May Message

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This is the time of year that many of the projects and plans we have been working on all year finally come to fruition.
 
We had a terrific conference in April.  Everyone had a great time bowling! Mark Neace of Park Cities bowled the highest score of the night.
 
Saturday's speakers were fabulous!  Former Frisco Mayor Maso spoke about Economic Development occurring in our area.  Rebecca Jowers of the Poiema Foundation spoke of how her organization has been able to rescue women from Human Trafficking.  During our lunch, Dale Hansen, former sportscaster with WFAA, spoke not only of abuse in our community but also told of victims within his own family.  Our own District Peace Scholar, Dr. Carrie Perkins discussed her work at refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border.  Parliamentarian, George Tarpley conducted our annual business meeting as required under our Manual of Procedure.
 
A very moving memorial to Rotarians we lost over the last year was put together by Sandra Moudy.  Robert Yudkin showed pictures and told of the success of the recent Service trip to the Guerrero Rotary eye Clinic.  Our final speaker was Stephen White speaking about Kaizen for the Brain.  
 
Following the speakers, attendees prepared thank you cards to the individuals who have served as the eyes and ears for the Poiema Foundation in helping to identify Human Trafficking victims.  During the reception preceding our Awards and Foundation Recognition Dinner, we were entertained by the R.L. Turner Jazz band.
 
Many thanks to our emcee PDG Bill Dendy, Awards Chair PDG Richard Gilman, and my aide, John Van Buren for all the work they did to make this Conference a success with approximately 130 persons in attendance.  Also, thanks go to Happy Franklin and Shirley Weddle for helping with speakers. Photos and Award winners are being posted to the District web page.
 
The following weekend, Shirley Heitzman and her team led a very successful Spring Fling for our Interactors.  It was so encouraging to see the energy and interest in Serving to Change Lives generated by these high schoolers.
 
But, the year is not over yet and there are still some important events coming up.
 
The District wide 4-Way Speech Contest will occur on May 14 and we will have our final two Roundtables on May 21 and June 18.  
 
Of course, June 4-8 is the Rotary International Convention in Houston.  To date, we have 120 persons registered from our District.  DGND Regina Edwards has summarized bus options available for travel to Houston which also is being posted to our webpage.  We are awaiting final schedules from RI to determine if there will be a good time for members of our District to gather together in Houston.
 
Finally, be sure to get your reservations in for the annual passing of the gavel and Installation Banquet to be held at the Hall of State at Fair Park on June 23.
DG Max Duplant's May Message 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Dallas Rotary Holds Bike Rodeo with Faith Family Academy 

 
The Rotary Club of Dallas, in partnership with Faith Family Academy, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, and Dallas Fire & Rescue, will hold their 19th Annual Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day as an educational and entertaining morning on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10am – 1pm. The event will be held at Faith Family Academy – Oak Cliff Campus.
Dallas Rotary Holds Bike Rodeo with Faith Family Academy 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Join Us for DG, District & Club PE Installation

You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 23rd at 5:30PM as we launch into the Rotary Year with a festive celebration at the Hall of State at Fair Park. We will install the incoming 2022-2023 District Governor Howard Templin, District Leadership, and all Rotary Club Presidents of District 5810. Our Keynote speaker & installer is Past RI Director Robert K, Knuepfer.
 
We invite you to join all Rotarians as we celebrate the annual changeover of Rotary leaders and our collective power in service to the community. Tickets are $70. Click to Register.
Join Us for DG, District & Club PE Installation 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
THANK YOU! 2022 INTERACT SPRING FLING! 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Packing Food at the North Texas Food Bank 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Club Leads Multi-Club Adoption Awareness Fair to Help Foster Children Find Forever Families 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer

RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for “potential” leaders of Rotary CLUBS. While it is an unofficial program of Rotary International, it has substantial support of several past Rotary International Presidents and current, past, and incoming RI Directors.
Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Enables Positive InterACTION Between Police and the Community 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Club Cooks for Riverchase Elementary 2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
DeSoto Rotary Serve to Change Lives 2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
District Budget Approved 2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Cooks Up Funnel Cakes, Funds and Fun at Texas Forever Fest! 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Mesquite Rotary Club Holds Annual “Four Way Test” Speech Contest

The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual "Four Way Test" Speech Contest at the Mesquite ISD David Belt Professional Development Center on April 19th. Contestants from all Mesquite I.S.D. high schools, and Dallas Christian School participated in the event. Each student gave a five-to-seven-minute original speech about applying the Rotary Four Way Test in our everyday relationships with other people and students.
Mesquite Rotary Club Holds Annual “Four Way Test” Speech Contest 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest Awards Scholarships to Plano Students 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Little Dresses for Africa

The Melissa Rotary and Melissa Interact groups gathered with community members to take pillowcases and turn them into colorful Little Dresses for Africa.
Little Dresses for Africa 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Pitch-in to Clean Up Dallas Public Lake After Flood

This past Saturday, 23 Rotarians and Rotary Dream Team high school mentees of the Rotary Club of Dallas worked with members of the White Rock Boat Club to transform parts of the White Rock Lake shoreline by removing some of the tons of debris, logs and all kinds of trash that was brought in by a recent flood. It was a great time for the different generations to pull together to serve the community by restoring part of an area visited by thousands of persons looking for a beautiful, natural place as they come out of winter.
Rotarians Pitch-in to Clean Up Dallas Public Lake After Flood 2022-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Back the Blue on the Green! 2022-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's April Message 

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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!
DG Max Duplant's April Message 2022-04-04 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Helping the Children in the Ukraine Crisis 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

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!
3 Clubs Join Forces to Transform a Historic Park 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary Plants for the Community 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas Honor Dallas Police Officer and Public Leader 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas Delivers “Cookies for Cop” Part 3 !! 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas Supports ShelterBox Aid to Ukraine 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas Supports the Tackle Tomorrow Foundation 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Partners with Msasa in Zimbabwe to Bring Water to School 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Serves Vulnerable Neighbors at Plano Overnight Warming Shelter 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Club Provides Beds and Hope to Families in Financial Need 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Club Supports Plano ISD Students with Monthly Meal Distribution 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0


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.
Work Day at the Salvation Army 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

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,
Rowlett Rotary Presentation at Chamber Meeting 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0


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.
Habitat for Humanity Build 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Kid's Library

The Preston Hollow Club has partnered with 10 northwest Dallas apartment complexes to provide a kids sharing library in their offices.
Kid's Library 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club of University Dallas Feed The Hungry 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Grand Prairie Adopt-A-Street 2022-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Response Update

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In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
 

To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:

  • Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
  • Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
Ukraine Response Update 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
2022-23 Budget 2022-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's March Message

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District Rotarians,
It is time to go to the District web page to register for our District Conference which  includes our Business meeting, District Awards and Foundation Recognition on April 22 and 23.
 
On the evening of April 22, we will have a friendly competition amongst teams at Pinstack on 635 in Irving.  Your $55 ticket will include dinner, 1.5 hours of bowling (shoes included), and an additional hour of time to use the other attractions such as the Ropes course, Laser tag, Laser maze, Rock climbing wall, bumper cars and over 100 video games.  Consider putting a team together from your club to win the District Bowling title!  Encourage your Rotaractors and Interactors to participate that night.
 
On April 23, we will gather at Brookhaven Country Club midmorning and share the accomplishments of our clubs and the district for the year.  We will also hear from our Rotary International Representative and conduct our annual Business meeting. That evening at dinner,  we will celebrate both our new Foundation level contributors as well as present awards to our outstanding clubs and members for their accomplishments of the year.  Daytime tickets for Saturday are $55 and the Recognition Dinner is $75 per person.  If you choose to attend all three events, you will pay one discounted registration fee of $170.  Click to register.
 
Rotary International Convention in Houston June 4-8
Registration of the International Convention can still be made at convention.rotary.org/houston/register.  This will be an exciting time for you to meet Rotarians from across our Country and the World and hear about the great things Rotarians are accomplishing.
 
District Dues are now past due
Most clubs have paid their dues but a few are delinquent.  Please email me at mduplant@gmail.com if you have not received your District Dues notice.
 
Spring Fling
Spring Fling for Interactors will be in person on April 30 from 9am-2pm at Faith Family Academy, 300 West Kiest Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75224. Register here.
 
Training for incoming officers
DGE Howard Templin will host Club Leadership Development on Saturday, March 26 at University of Texas at Dallas in the Student Services Building Addition.  Please be sure to register all incoming club officers as well as any others interested.  Click to Register
 
Due to the multiple events being held in March and April, our next Roundtable will be on May 21.  We are hopeful that will give each of you more time availability to attend Development Training and District Conference.
DG Max Duplant's March Message 2022-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine

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Several of you have asked about what Rotary is doing in support of the humanitarian crises brewing in Eastern Europe.  Here’s what’s been released so far:
  • Rotary is in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
     
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies. 
Additional thoughts and ideas for personal or club assistance to Ukraine:
  • RI Director Katerina is working on a plan with John hewko  for relief efforts. 
     
  • The DG and PDGs in Ukraine have also suggested donations for immediate relief under a gofundme page headed up by a Rotarian in California. All collected funds will be managed by Rotary Ukraine to youth and their families affected by the military aggression.
As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.
Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Register Today for Club Leadership Development 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Public Image Champion Game 5

An important goal to a Club is to achieve geting media attention for their upcoming fundraiser/service project. The first step is to create a press release. Once developed, it is your "bible" for the language that is used for your website, social media and flyers. 
 
Public Image Champion Game 5 is about how to create a Press Release.
Public Image Champion Game 5 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
You're Invited to the Prestonwood "Clink & Drink" 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Desoto Rotary In Action

The Desoto Rotary Club participated in the COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE in which 23 units were collected for which will save 69 lives.
Desoto Rotary In Action 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Save The Date - District Conference & Awards Banquet 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine

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It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world. 
Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Rotary Contributes Despite the Weather 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Women of the Rotary Club of Dallas Pours Support for Homeless Women 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Dallas Continues to Help Feed the Community

Once again, the Rotary Club of Dallas worked with students and personnel of Dallas College, this time at the Brookhaven campus, to fill trunks, trucks, and even a four-wheeler with food, including fresh produce, baby formula, dry goods, juice, etc. provided by the North Texas Food Bank.
Dallas Continues to Help Feed the Community 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Dallas Rotary Feeds Thousands of Families 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Foundation Round Up - February 2022-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotarian Delivers Smallest Baby Born at Hospital 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
We Honor Our Members and Club History 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Addison Midday Rotary Joint Meeting   2022-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Victims

Daybreak Greenville Rotary Club completed a service project, preparing baskets for individuals who may have been victims of human trafficking. Our Assistant District Governor, Katy Ridge (third from the left), received these donations for the Rotary satellite club that is working closely with these individuals.
Human Trafficking Victims 2022-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

Soup's On For Love

The Grand Prairie Metro club donated 8 quarts of soup prepared by Deana Dobbs (sister of our President Elect Debbie Dobbs) for Lifeline Shelter for Families' annual fundraiser.
Soup's On For Love 2022-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,000 to Mesquite Retired Educators Book Project
 

The Mesquite Rotary Club presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees book project at their meeting on February 8th.  In accepting the check from Rotary president Vince Falsarella, MARSE president Stephanie Wiley expressed her thanks for Rotary’s financial support and volunteer assistance, and noted that the funds would greatly support the project’s goal of providing a book of their own to each Mesquite ISD first grader. 
Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,000 to Mesquite Retired Educators Book Project  2022-02-14 06:00:00Z 0

2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship

Congratualtions to Dr. Carrie Perkins who was selected as our 2022 ROTARY PEACE FELLOW! Carrie was selected the for RI's peace and development studies program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her studies will lead to a professional development certificate which is for candidates with significant work experience. Carrie is a graduate of SMU with a doctorate in anthropology. She was sponsored by the Rotary Eclub of North Texas
 
2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship 2022-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Max Duplant's February Message

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District Conference and Business Meeting
Mark your calendars, our District Conference has been scheduled for April 22 and 23.
On the evening of April 22, we will have a friendly competition amongst teams at Pinstack on 635 in Irving.  Your ticket will include dinner, bowling lanes and shoes, and an additional hour of time to use the other attractions including Ropes course, Laser tag, Laser maze, Rock climbing wall, bumper cars and over 100 video games.  Consider putting a team together from you club to win the District Bowling title!
 
On April 23, we will gather at Brookhaven Country Club midmorning and share the accomplishments of our clubs and the district for the year.  We will also hear from our Rotary International Representative and conduct our annual Business meeting.
That evening at dinner,  we will celebrate both our new Foundation level givers as well as recognize all those responsible for the many accomplishments of the year.
 
Because we will be conducting our annual meeting, any proposed amendments to the District Manual of Procedure must be submitted to our Parliamentarian, George Tarpley by February 22 (60 days prior to the Business meeting). George's contact is George.Tarpley@americo.com.
 
President Elect Training (PETS)
PETS will be held February 24-27.  Each club should have already sent in the registration for their President Elect.  If that has not been done, it is important to send in the registration this week.  There will be a separate track for President Nominees so they are also highly encouraged to register and attend.
 
Rotary International Convention in Houston
This week it was decided that the RI convention in Houston June 4-8 is a GO and will be in person!  As with many large gatherings these days, All Rotary International convention and preconvention participants must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival at the convention.  A special registration rate of US$495 is being offered through 28 February at convention.rotary.org/houston/register
 
District Dues are now due
District dues were billed to the clubs in December and should now be paid.  Approximately half the clubs have done so.  If for some reason, neither the club president or Treasurer has received the bill, please contact me so that we can make sure it is sent to the proper person.
 
February Roundtable
Because this is World Peace month, our February Roundtable will concentrate on worldwide projects that are being conducted by clubs in our District.  Come out or tune in to hear these stories and maybe get some ideas on projects your club may want to do.
 
Looking forward to seeing each of you-
 
Max
District Governor Max Duplant's February Message 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention

In response to questions and concerns raised by members worldwide, we are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We are excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February. 
Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0


Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, The Rotary Club of Dallas brought awareness to Human Trafficking by participating in #wearblueday and sharing throughout social media.
Human Trafficking Awareness 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas Fills Trunks to Feed Hundreds of Locals 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0


Helping Hopeless Veterans

The Rotary Club of Park Cities has a history of serving veterans. Evan Altemus, a new member in 2021 and a veteran himself, has taken the club in a new direction.
Helping Hopeless Veterans 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary and The Rotary Club of Dallas Bring Comfort to Survivors of Human Trafficking 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Safer Dallas Better Dallas Award Luncheon 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Stocking the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School

The Addison Midday Rotary Club's January service project was to 'stock' the 'Bush Galleria' store  at the George H W Bush Elementary School in Addison with toys, books and games.  Club members were encouraged to purchase the items during their Christmas Shopping trips.  Since gently used items were also accepted, some club members found this project a good way to reduce clutter around the house.
Stocking the 'Bush Galleria' at G H W Bush Elementary School 2022-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed 

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed 2022-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Pet Food Drive 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Prosper Rotary Club Leads Christmas Parade 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0

White Rock Rotary Supports Human Trafficking Awareness

White Rock Rotary gathered on January 11 to discuss Human Trafficking Understanding & Awareness. They all wore blue to raise awareness to Human Trafficking ( #WearBlueDay) as part of the District Human Trafficking Initiative.
White Rock Rotary Supports Human Trafficking Awareness 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Guerrero Spring Clinic

The upcoming Guerrero Spring Clinic dates are March 28- April 3rd. We are still looking for medical people (An Ophthalmologist who does cataracts, 1 or 2 Dentists, and a General Medicine Doc) and we are still open to a handful of non-medical people. Click to Volunteer.
Upcoming Guerrero Spring Clinic 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen Addresses Plano West Rotary Club 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
PWRC Serves Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness at Plano Overnight Warming Shelter 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Patriot PAWS Donation

President Mark Potter and Community Service Chair Sharon Scott present a $7,000 District Matching Grant from the McKinney Rotary Club to Lori Stevens, Executive Director/Founder of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. 
Patriot PAWS Donation 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Backpacks for Kids 

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The Rowlett Rotary Club responded to a request from the Coyle Middle School President, to help purchase clear backpacks for students. Rotarian Russell Dunn presented a check at the school the next morning. 
Backpacks for Kids 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary of Coppell Give a Holiday Surprise to Students  2022-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's January Message

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Hope the holidays were wonderful for all!.  We have reached the half way mark for our Rotary year and thing are going very well.  As of the latest report, we have increased membership by 164 members.  About a third of this is due to the formation of the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health club but also congratulations  to the Commerce, Greenville, Grand Prairie Metro, Park Cities and Preston Trail clubs for increasing membership by 8 or more.
 
January is End Human Trafficking month.  In my visits I requested that each club conduct a service day relating to Ending Human Trafficking.  Please contact Shirley Hsia at shirley7239@gmail.com to let her know the nature and date of your projects.  If you are still looking for ideas, we will hear from a few of the clubs on their project at our January 15 Roundtable.
 
BE SURE TO WEAR BLUE ON JANUARY 11 TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE CAUSE OF ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING.  And as you do, take pictures and post them on social media.  Pam Blankenzee has an EHT graphic you can post with your picture.
 
Finally, mark April 22 and 23 on your calendar for our District Conference.  Details are currently being finalized but we plan to host a competitive bowling event on the evening  of Friday April 22 at Pinstack on I635.  We are hoping to have teams from the Presidents, PDGs, AGs, Rotaractors and Interactors as well as club teams.  
 
If you are a President elect or President Nominee, please go to the Lonestar PETS site to register for PETS scheduled in person from February 24-27.
Saturday April 23 we will gather at Brookhaven Country Club for our conference presentations.  Finally, that evening we will hold a gala at Brookhaven to recognize all levels of Paul Harris recipients.
DG Max Duplant's January Message 2022-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2022-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA 2022 Kick-Off 
 

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It is time to start the process to prepare and work toward a RYLA 2022!!
 
We are beginning a lot of activities to start the process of getting ready for Camp RYLA 2022, which will be held as usual at Camp Hoblitzelle this coming summer!     Dates are May 29, – June 3, 2022.   
Camp RYLA 2022 Kick-Off   2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
December All Wrapped Up 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
2021 Success 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Prestonwood Supports Feed My Starving Children 2021-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
Blood Drive on January 29th 2021-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Last Minute Service Project 2021-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club Gives Back to Nursing Homes 2021-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Regina Edwards Selected DG 2024-25

District Governor Max Duplant is pleased to announce the selection of Regina Edwards of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch as the District Governor for Rotary year beginning July 1, 2024. Congratulations Regina!
Regina Edwards Selected DG 2024-25 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

How To Help Tornado Victims in Western Kentucky

You can help victims in Western Kentucky through donations to the Rotary District 671 Foundation Relief Fund or if you want to drop off supplies, contact Kaytlin Flowers at 270-287-2214. 
How To Help Tornado Victims in Western Kentucky 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Home for the Holidays Project 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0

District 5810 Interactors Busy with Service

 
These are only a few of the things happening around District 5810 in Interact . . .
  • South Grand Prairie HS Interact just completed a “Virtual Caroling for Cans food drive” (passing out flyers with a QR code linked to a video of SGP Varsity Choir singing in order to prompt donations to the Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization. Donations collected December 16); Assisted living home Virtual Bingo via zoom- December 1st; Arbor Day Nature Center field trip booth (made "tree cookie" necklaces and passed them out to elementary school kids) - November 1 (just to name a few);
District 5810 Interactors Busy with Service 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Dallas Rotary For Changing Lives In Ghana 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
White Rock Volunteers at Angel Tree 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Spirit Strong in Greenville

Rotary Club of Greenville collected Gift Cards at their Christmas Party to donate to CASA, for the little ones who come in after the Angel Trees have already been done.  We have done this for years.
Christmas Spirit Strong in Greenville 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Holds Food Drive Benefiting Sharing Life  2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
Donations to Local Skilled Nursing Facilities 2021-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Spread the Holiday Spirit! 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Veterans Day 2021 with Rotary and Grand Prairie 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

Funeral Services for PDG Beverly Grogan

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
 
Visitation —10:00 AM
Funeral Service—11:00AM
Internment-After Service
Buffet Lunch and Fellowship- 12:15-3:00PM
 
 
First Baptist Church Grand Prairie (Visitation and Service)
950 Mayfield Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
972-262-5146
 
Graveside Service and Interment—Following Funeral Service
Laurel Land
6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232
214-390-5956
 
Buffet Lunch and Celebration of Beverly’s Life—Come and go
La Calle Doce
415 West 12th Street
Dallas, TX 75206
214-941-4304
 
In lieu of flowers, Beverly requested memorial donations to the Rotary Foundation. To donate to The Rotary Foundation,  please go to rotary.org/donate and chose “Memorial or Tribute Gift.” Also, checks made payable to The Rotary Foundation can be mailed to 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.  For additional information, call 1-866-9ROTARY. Notification letters or emails will be sent acknowledging your donation and Rotarians will receive Paul Harris credit for their generous donations.
 
Funeral Services for PDG Beverly Grogan 2021-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Memory Message Rock Painting Provided at AFSP Survivor Day Event 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Max Duplant's December Message

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Unbelievable, we are already at the end of the calendar year.  Remember to make those contributions to Rotary Foundation and update your club membership lists by December 31!
 
So how is the year going so far relating to our District goals?  Based on the most recent numbers I have seen, Membership in our District has grown by 144 Rotarians! We have achieved 37% of our Rotary Foundation giving goals (please consider increasing your giving). We are continuing our plans for individual club service projects relating to Ending Human Trafficking in January.  Please make sure your club has decided on a project and communicated the details to our EHT chair Shirley Hsia.
 
Relating to one of our Strategic planning goals of increasing relations between clubs and Districts, in lieu of a December Roundtable, we are hosting a party at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano on Thursday, December 9 at 6pm. Admission is $20 per person to cover the costs of BBQ from Dickey's.  If you have not already done so, please register so we can have an adequate count for ordering food.  This party will not have a formal program so that all can mix and mingle with Rotarians across the District.  We will also have a representative from at least one of the not for profits dedicated to Ending Human Trafficking present to answer any questions you may have.
 
Are you interested in Rotary memorabilia ?  We have been made aware of a collection of various pins and other items looking for a home.  If you are interested, please let us know.
 
Wishing all of you and your families the best during this holiday season.
 
Max
District Governor Max Duplant's December Message 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
RYLead (Virtual RYLA): A Very Successful Program  2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Barbie Like Me Toy Drive

Coppell Rotary is supporting the Barbie Like Me Toy Drive and needs support!. Their goal is to collect 300 dark skin dolls for minority children this holiday season. The Coppell club will be collecting dolls during their holiday party on Dec. 10 or contact chair Crystal Bates at info@cbates.org or text 214-444-8292.
Barbie Like Me Toy Drive 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Join us in Houston at the Rotary International Convention! 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Public Image Champion Game 4 - Become A People Of Action Club 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Park Cities' Tenth Dentistry With A Heart 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Share the Warmth

The Rotary Club of Dallas recently collected donated new and gently used blankets for The Bridge Homeless Recovery Shelter located in downtown Dallas.
Share the Warmth 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dallas’ 3rd Annual Pints for Polio 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary Support Kids Against Hunger 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary Youth Leadership Supports Veterans Day 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
Veterans Honored at Prosper 11/11/21 Meeting 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0
Richardson Rotarian Jimmy Doty Receives Honor 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0

2nd Cookies for Cops Project

Beginning with packaging 70 dozen cookies during our lunch meeting on November 3rd, Rotary Club of Dallas members delivered to North Central and Northwest substations of the Dallas Police Department.  
2nd Cookies for Cops Project 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 0


Rowlett Rotary Donated Paper to Local Schools

On November 8th & 16th, Rowlett Rotary Club delivered cases of paper to 13 local schools (Elementary, Middle, & Rowlett High School) Two schools had actually ran out of paper, the donated cases would get them through the week till their Friday delivery. 
Rowlett Rotary Donated Paper to Local Schools 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Trunk or Treat

Thanks to the Rowlett Rotary Club & RHS Interact Club, 1000 kids were given bags filled with Halloween candy.
Trunk or Treat 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

Register Now For District Holiday Party

Come join us on Thursday, December 9 at 6PM at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano for a Holiday Party! Barbeque will be served and the cost for each attendee will be $20.00 to cover the food costs.  We will also invite some of the local agencies that work to End Human Trafficking so that you can visit with them and consider a personal contribution/gift. Click to Register.
Register Now For District Holiday Party 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Veterans Day 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary Continues Supporting Plano ISD with Meal Distributions 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Prestonwood Rotary Hosts Challenge Air Event

Kids with Special Needs Take to the Skies – On Saturday, October 30, Mesquite Metro Airport hosted over 100 children and their parents for a Fly Day with free activities, food, and an opportunity to co-pilot an airplane.
Prestonwood Rotary Hosts Challenge Air Event 2021-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Honors Veterans & First Responders

As a field of flags appears this week in Oak Point Park, the Rotary Club of Plano East demonstrates its gratitude for those who have served our nation and communities. Each flag tells the story of heroes whose lives were devoted in service to others, some making the ultimate sacrifice.
Rotary Honors Veterans & First Responders 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

Pinot For Polio

The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health e-Club had a fun time raising funds to end Polio! Cremona’s Bistro hosted the event and donated a portion of the proceeds to this great cause! 
Mention Rotary when dining at Cremona’s and they will make additional donations!
Pinot For Polio 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's November Message

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What a fabulous presentation we had from Rachel, a Trafficking Survivor at our October Roundtable.  Her comments have motivated clubs to begin thinking about what they will do as a Day of Service. Shirley Hsia has agreed to serve as our End Human Trafficking chair.  Please email her at  shirley7239@gmail.com to let her know the details of your January Service Project.
 
Our November Roundtable will start at 9:00am on November 20 at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving.  We will conduct 30 minutes of business and then turn the program over to Foundation Chair,  PDG Bill Dendy and his team to conduct our annual Foundation and Grant Training which is required to receive a District Grant next year.  As always, you may attend in person or through zoom.
 
Hard to believe we are approaching the Holiday season.  With that in mind, instead of our regular time and place for Roundtable in December, we will instead host an informal get together at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano on Thursday evening December 9 at 6pm.  Barbeque will be served and the cost for each attendee will be $20.00 to cover the food costs.  We will also invite some of the local agencies that work to End Human Trafficking so that you can visit with them and consider a personal contribution/gift.
DG Max Duplant's November Message 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

Get Your Membership Leads

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Attentional all clubs: please reach out to all Prospective Member Leads sent your way and vital to also follow up with Holly Hollenbeck, district membership chair, on the status of your Leads. And please please contact Holly soon to set up a fun program on membership for your club: 402-681-0601 or email Holly, hollyhollenbeck@icloud.com
Get Your Membership Leads 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation & Grants Training - Nov. 20

On Saturday, November 20 at 9:30AM to 12PM, there will be a Foundation & Grant Training Seminar following the November Roundtable at the MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, 8001 Mustang Drive, Irving. All Clubs must have at least one attendee to qualify for Grant Certification. Foundation Chairs & Club Presidents are encouraged to attend however open to all Rotarians. 
Foundation & Grants Training - Nov. 20 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Chili Cookoff to Fight Polio

For World Polio Day the Melissa Rotary Club held their 5th annual Chili Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament to raise funds to fight Polio worldwide. The Club invited the community to support the effort and enjoy a fun time of Chili, Cornhole and general fellowship with neighbors and friends.
Chili Cookoff to Fight Polio 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
DeSoto Adds a New Community Service Project to Delp Needy Families 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

In the spirit of "giving life to the community," Richardson Rotary and Richardson East Rotary joined forces in the "Battle of the Badges Blood Drive" to support Carter BloodCare and the Richardson Police and Fire Departments.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Packing Day at the North Texas Food Bank 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotarians Learned How to Save a Few Lives at Life Safety Park  2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Prestonwood Rotary Club Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2021

The Prestonwood Rotary Club recognized three deserving and exceptional officers for their hard work, dedication, tenacity, and commitment to selflessly serve the communities in which they work.  Senior Corporals Tanya Gooden #7569, John Lopez #8925, and Gregory “Greg” Ceraso #9415 were spotlighted at a luncheon held in their honor at The Clubs of Prestonwood.
Prestonwood Rotary Club Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2021 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Greenville's Pints for Polio 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Avenue K Clean-Up Beautifies our Roadside Areas 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rowlett High School Interact Club Promotes RI and Rotaract at school event  2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Share with Warmth-Blanket Drive 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
McKinney Mayor George Fuller and McKinney Rotary Support Eradicating Polio 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Branching Out - Tree Planting 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Of Greenville Celebrates World Polio Day

Rotary Club of Greenville had a social and a basket give away on Oct. 24, 2021 for World Polio Day.  This group sold chances for a few nice gift baskets and some coupons and raised nearly $500.00 for Polio.
Rotary Club Of Greenville Celebrates World Polio Day 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Not in My City - Stop Human Trafficking

According to a 2016 report from the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas, there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking and nearly 234,000 adult victims of labor trafficking.
Not in My City - Stop Human Trafficking 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Salute to America's Veterans 2021 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Pinot for Polio at Cremona Bistro Italian Kitchen on Oct 24 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Please Join the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub on Oct 30 at the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub invites all district clubs and their family and friends to join us as team members (virtual or in-person), resource table/service project volunteers and/or donors for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) 2021 DFW Metro Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, Oct 30 at Globe Life Park (formerly Ballpark at Arlington).  
Please Join the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub on Oct 30 at the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
RI President Shekhar Mehta asks clubs to support World Polio Day 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
North Texas Pride Festival Service Project Supports LGBT+ Community 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Park Cities Blood Drive

Register today for the Park Cities Rotary Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 12 from 10am-2pm in the Carter Blood Care Bus in the valet area between Nordstrom’s and Macy’s. 
Park Cities Blood Drive 2021-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Mesquite Rotary Assists with Addressing Mesquite Day

A team of Mesquite Rotary members, member friends, and Mesquite ISD volunteers under the leadership of Community Service Director Evelyn Williams and committee chair Leslie Feinglas assisted an elderly Mesquite resident for Addressing Mesquite Day. Since the original day of October 2nd was rained out, the group met and worked on October 5th.  The group was successful in completing an extensive yard cleanup.
Mesquite Rotary Assists with Addressing Mesquite Day 2021-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

In September, Sharon Scott, Community Service Chair, and Mike Bell, Past President, presented Erich Neupert, the Executive Director of the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, a $500 donation.
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McKinney Rotary Supports Adam's Animals 2021-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Max Duplant's October Message

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It has been a wonderful experience visiting each of our 63 clubs in the Distrct.Now that official visits  have been completed, I will  be concentrating on our District goals for the year. Our October Roundtable will focus on Ending Human Trafficking. Farmersville President, Chad Engbrock's has shared links to articles written by his wife, Sonia Duggan, on the subject . 
District Governor Max Duplant's October Message 2021-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Back the Blue Breakfast

On Friday, September 3rd, our Rotarians drove to Dallas’ North Central Police Station to surprise their Crime Response Team with a huge and healthy breakfast, as well as snacks for the day.
 
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New Satellite Club!

The District is proud to announce that the Rotary Satellite Club of Greenville To End Human Trafficking is now official! They meet on Tuesdays at 5:30PM the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Landmark on Lee, 2920 Lee St., Greenville TX. All are welcome to attend!
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Greenville's Cotton Patch Challenge 

This year's Cotton Patch Challenge was one for the books! They had 801 registered riders (most ever) and made just over $50,000 for the club to give away to local nonprofits, scholarships and veteran support. Almost the entire club was involved and we had great community support as well.
Greenville's Cotton Patch Challenge 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

3rd Annual Pints for Polio

The Rotary Club of Dallas is hosting their 3rd Annual Pints for Polio on October 23rd to celebrate World Polio Day at the Pegasus City Brewery! Support END POLIO NOW by joining us to eradicate Polio One Pint at a Time!
3rd Annual Pints for Polio 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Rotary’s Collaborative Partner Agape Clinic on the Front Page of the Dallas Morning News 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Rotary Sends A "Candygram" for Walter Reed 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Salute to America's Veterans

The Rotary Club of Dallas is pleased to announce that the 17th  Annual Salute to America’s Veterans Committee is in the final preparation stages for the event on November 10th, 11:00am – 1:15pm at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.  
Salute to America's Veterans 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Patriot Day Service

On September 10, 2021, members of The Rotary Club of Dallas gathered at the DFW National Cemetery to help clean the gravestones of military service personnel.
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Mesquite Rotarians Assist in Sorting, Labeling, and Delivering Books to MISD Second Graders  2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell High School Interact Club Earns Rotary Presidential Citation  2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rowlett Rotary Club Donates Flags

The Rowlett Rotary Club for partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department to show honor to our First Responders this weekend.  They provided 18 American flags that are displayed along the sidewalk at Veterans Park to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago on 9/11.
Rowlett Rotary Club Donates Flags 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Covid Awareness Block Walking Helped Increase Vaccinations 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's September Message

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Welcome to September, Rotary Literacy month.  
 
We are making plans to hear about one of our Literacy Global Grants at the next Roundtable on September 18.  Speaking of which, we will also have all the District awards available for those who were not able to attend the Award banquet in August.
DG Max Duplant's September Message 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Your New Rotary Member

We want to CELEBRATE & WELCOME your new Rotary Member! We will provide you with a graphic that can be shared on your Social Media Pages and we will also share the graphic on the District Facebook page!  Submit here or use the Submit New Member button located on the District home page. 
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New Rotary Year, New Public Image Challenge 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Get Ready for World Polio Day 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Rotary Recognizes Our Outstanding Public ServiceEmployees in the Park Cities 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
North Texas Giving Day Just Around the Corner! 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Flags Are Flying Out The Window!  2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Cookies for Cops Service Project

The first week of August, the Rotary Club of Dallas completed our first service project for the new club year – Cookies for (Dallas) Cops with 30 members participating. Home baked and donated cookies were collected and then repackaged, following all COVID safety protocols, into bags of three. Each bag was sealed and labeled.
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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Toliet Paper Drive 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
De Soto Rotary Club's Leadership Participates and Donates to Back to School Give Away 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
School Dictionaries 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Saving Lives 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
September 11th, 2001 in Holland 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

Busy August for Rowlett

Rowlett Rotary wanted to Congratulate three extraordinary people. Jami Dooley winner of $1000.00 scholarship going to Tabor College out of Kansas in the Fall.
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Meet Maylee and the Mayor of McKinney! 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Giving With Meaning

Rotary Club or Wylie East Fork worked through the initial steps of Communities Foundation of Texas, Collin County’s GiveWisely Sessions.
Giving With Meaning 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Salute to America's Veterans 2021

The Rotary Club of Dallas hosted a Kick-Off Salute to America’s Veterans 2021 program on July 28th , attended by our beneficiary partners the USO DFW and the GW Bush Institute Military Service Initiative.
Salute to America's Veterans 2021 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Victorian Fencing Society Demonstration

Because we have spent so much time apart the Dallas Rotary Club is inviting ALL Rotarians (and potential Rotarians) in District 5810 to come and enjoy a Fencing demonstration at our Luncheon on September 22, 2021.  The event will occur at the Park City Club. (near Tollway and NW Highway).
Victorian Fencing Society Demonstration 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Plano West Rotary wrapped up Aug 3, Providing 95,312 meals for Plano ISD students 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

50 Years Perfect Attendance

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Past-District Governor of District 5810 – Judge Nathan White celebrated fifty years of perfect Rotary attendance from 1971 through 2021. In addition, his Rotary club – the Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise, recently acknowledged at their breakfast meeting the exceptional achievement.
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Greenville Daybreak Foundation Donation

Chart members , Beverly Loss and her husband of the Greenville Daybreak Rotary Club both passed away this past year. Their estate sent a donation in the amount of $10,000 to the Foundation and the Club presented that check to the Governor while she was here.  
Greenville Daybreak Foundation Donation 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
September Membership Minute 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

August District Roundtable Recap

Thanks to Walt McCool for preparing the following recap (with a few additions from our DG) of last Saturday's District 5810 Roundtable held at MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church in Irving.
 
August District Roundtable Recap 2021-08-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Community Corps. Provides Resources to Underserved Communities 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

"Service About Self" Teacher Awards

The Rotary Club of Dallas honored three DISD teachers as Teachers of the Year on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, during the club’s noon meeting at the Park Cities Club, 5956 Sherry Lane Suite 1700.
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How To Help Hati Earthquake Victims

A group of well experienced Disaster Relief Rotarians have once again come together to organize relief supplies, medical assistance, shelter and other necessary commodities for people in Southern Haiti to survive and rebuild after the August 14th earthquake.  Haiti is part of Rotary District 7020 which includes 10 countries and 16 islands in the Northern Caribbean.
How To Help Hati Earthquake Victims 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Plano's West Rotary's Avenue K Clean Up keeps Plano Clean and Beautiful 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President

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Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

McInally lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement.

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District Award Winners 2021-08-09 05:00:00Z 0

Beware of Scam!

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It has come to our attention of a scam solicitation that is being emailed to Club Presidents. The subject line "Your website and digital card" with the sender as district5810@crotary.org . Please note this is not us nor do we own that web address. The content goes on to say " With the pleasure of greeting you, it is already August and we have not had answer on your part to know if they will want your page" .. the link in the email is suspcious and SHOULD NOT BE CLICKED. The email is signed Rotary District 4185. This is also a concerning factor.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me at pr@rotary5810.org.
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Public Image New Year Check List 2021-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Minute

Calling all Clubs! This month’s “grow membership” tip is to have a member at each club meeting give a one minute reminder to invite guests and give another quick tips to grow your club. Tips will also be shared here in this Enews each month. 
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RYLead 2021 is kicking off this month! 2021-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Max Duplant's August Message

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One month in and we are off to a terrific start!  On July 12 our district had a new club chartered, the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health club with 49 members of which 47 are new Rotarians.  How exciting! 
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The Newest Club in District 5810 North Texas 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

White Rock Hosts Scholarship Winners
 

White Rock Rotary enjoyed hosting five of six scholarship recipients at a lunch recently. Each recipient gave a brief presentation which mentioned her chosen college, field of study and hopes for the future. Their enthusiasm was infectious!
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New E-Club Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Charters 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Library Helpers 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Inducts New Officers and Board for 2021-22 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Clean Your Closet For A Cause

Plano West Rotary Club Show Drive Challenge: Goal 2500 Pairs of Shoes. Help support microenterprises in developing countriesand high school students and the homelessness in North Texas.
Clean Your Closet For A Cause 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Coppell Continues to Make a Difference Internationally 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
The Park Cities Rotary Fourth of July Parade is BACK 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Is Honored for Dentistry With A Heart 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary To The World 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Aaron's Well Rotary Project - Seeking Partners 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Toliet Paper Drive

The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch is “Taking the Toilet Paper Challenge” and is teaming up with a local non-profit agency, Metrocrest Services, to try and collect 100,000 rolls of toilet paper by August 26, 2021 (National Toilet Paper Day). 
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Toliet Paper Drive 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
DG Max Duplant"s Message for July 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Service Project Fun

Members of White Rock Rotary and friends collated the newsletter for White Rock Center of Hope at JJs Cafe in June. A good time was had by all!
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New Cause-Based Club Charter Celebration!

Our District’s new cause based club, Suicide Prevention & Brain Health e-Club, will celebrate its charter on July 19th at 7PM CT and you are invited to attend! DG Max Duplant will preside along with PDG Linda Elliott who is serving as the club’s mentor.
New Cause-Based Club Charter Celebration! 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Flag program spreads honor throughout community 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Presents a Successful Post-Covid-19 Rodeo Road Rally Fundraiser 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Plano Rotararct Installation Event 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Special Guest Visits Carrollton-Farmers Branch 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

End of Year Giving

The Rotary Club of Carrollton - Farmers Branch has its annual year giving luncheon.
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RC oF Flag Program - Wet Flags? Great Fellowship! 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Grand Prairie Metro's Adopt-A-Spot 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Plano Celebrates 75 Years

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The Plano Rotary Club is hosting a 75+1 Year Anniversary Party on June 24, 2021.  Seventy-five years ago, the Richardson Rotary Club sponsored a group of folks in Plano, Tx and we became the Plano Rotary Club.  Together six clubs were formed over the years, but the Plano Rotary Club is the grand papa of Plano. 
Rotary Club of Plano Celebrates 75 Years 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

People of Action’ supporting communities in District 5810   

Posted by Sonia Duggan
Whether they’re meeting at sunrise, noon or mid-day, Rotarians across the country — and throughout the world — continue to find ways to serve others while keeping true to their founder’s vision: “So professionals of diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships and give back to their communities.”
People of Action’ supporting communities in District 5810    Sonia Duggan 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

I Got Mugged Twice

With stories and fun facts, Ms. McCullough had us in stitches at the Wylie East Fork Rotary June 10th lunch meeting.
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McKinney Rotary Supports Coll County History Museum 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Melissa Rotary Memorial Day Observance

The Rotary Club of Melissa gathered at the @cityofMelissa pavilion out of the rain to remember those who gave it all for our freedom. While the rain kept our Flyover on the ground, many gathered to acknowledge the service of others. A special thanks to Pastor Stacey Piyakhun of @MelissaUMC for opening us with prayer.
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District Awards Celebration Event 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's June Message

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This is the final edition of the 2020/2021 District Governor’s report as my term comes to an end, and I hand the reigns over to DGE Max Duplant.  Max is eagerly awaiting her turn as District 5810’s Governor.  I ask that you join me in giving Max your complete attention and cooperation for her term, as you did for mine.  Max’s installation party will be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, June 29th at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N O'Connor Rd, Irving, TX 7506.
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Mesquite Rotary Presents $12,000 in Scholarships to Area Students 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Plano Police Lunch Delivery

Plano West Rotary Club coordinated with the restaurant Greek Isles in order to provide lunches on May 11 to the Plano Police Department. Volunteers picked up the lunches from Greek Isles and deliver them to the hard-working officers at their main station!
 
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Register Early for District & Club Leader Installation 

Come join us on Tuesday, June 29th at 6:30PM as we kick-off the new Rotary with the installation of District Governor Max Duplant.  The event will be held at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N O'Connor Rd, Irving, TX 75062. Club Presidents are invited to be officially installed at this event, too. Even if your club is planning to hold a separate installation event, you can be installed at this event as well.  Open to all Rotarians! The cost is $58.10 per person (a plate meal is included). Click to Register
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Olympic Day Irving Las Colinas

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The Rotary Club of Irving Las Colinas is a proud partner of the Olympic Day Irving Las Colinas. They invite you to join them on June 25-26, 2021, as they celebrate Olympic Day Irving-Las Colinas. Olympic Day Irving-Las Colinas weekend events will include sports, cultural and educational activities including an Olympic Day Run (Family Fun Walk & Run, 5K and 10K distances), sports tournaments, exhibitions, music and educational seminars. 
Olympic Day Irving Las Colinas 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Kyle Marmillion Is Recognized as one of Park Cities People's '20 Under 40' 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Partners With North Texas Pioneers to Co-Sponsor Plano Community Rotaract Club 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Safer Dallas Better Dallas Honors Local Leaders, Raises $100,000 in Partnership With RC of Dallas 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Clean Water Projects in Ghana

The Irving Sunrise Rotary Club and the Dallas Rotary Club agreed to partner on funding 8 water wells and a latrine in various communities in the Accra area of Ghana Africa.  
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McKinney Rotary Supports Covid Relief in India 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Allen Sunrise Tours Newly Expanded Central Fire Station 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotarians Excel in Coppell Chamber Membership Extravaganza  2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Melissa Scholarship Awards 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary’s 24th Rodeo Road Rally Coming Up at a New Location on June 12th   2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Wylie East Fork Feeds Hungry Racers

Rotary of Wylie East Fork members Becky Welch, Sam Satterwhite, Bryan Brokaw, and Chris Gaston flipped hundreds of hot dogs for hungry racers and spectators.  Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race benefits area Special Olympics.  Youth ages 2 to 5 years raced 500 inches down Historic Downtown Wylie.    
Wylie East Fork Feeds Hungry Racers 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
District 5810 Four Way Test Speech Contest Finalists 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary Supports Community Garden Kitchen and Project Graduation 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

McKinney Rotary Supports the Samaritan Inn

Sharon Scott, Community Service Chair of the McKinney Rotary Club, presented $2,200 to Emily Johnson for the Samaritan Inn’s ‘Sponsor a Child’ Program. $500 covers the basic needs of one child while in their care.
McKinney Rotary Supports the Samaritan Inn 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image Olympic Game Winners

Congratulations to the 11 Clubs that completed the PUBLIC IMAGE OLYMPIC GAME: Plano West Rotary, Addison Midday, McKinney, Allen Sunrise, Dallas, Rockwall, Coppell, Richardson East, Wylie East Fork, Park Cities and Grand Prarie Metro! Big round of applause to the Rotary Club of Plano West who completed the Olympic Games first!!! GREAT JOB everyone! 
Public Image Olympic Game Winners 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Armstrong Middle School Food Project

Plano West Rotary and  other awesome volunteers assisted the administrators, teachers and staff of Armstrong Middle School to organize & distribute food from the North Texas Food Bank through a COVID-19 safe drive-thru to students and their families affected by food insecurity.  We contributed 9 volunteers (4 PWRC members) to this effort in combination with their volunteer team, and provided a lot of nutritious food (valued at $1000) for 1.5 hours on a Tuesday afternoon.
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District Conference a Huge Success

The two day conference was held In Allen and we had 120 plus in attendance.  Highlights of the conference were the All Club Luncheon with our RI Director, Susie Howe and a special video from our Interactors.  Saturday brought more highlights and excellent speakers.  The Roaring 20's Gala on Saturday evening was dedicated by DG John Moser to PDG
Beverly Groghan who began the event last year but due to Covid was unable to proceed. See the photos.
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Preston Hollow Rotary Produced Award-Winning Film 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Produce Service

The Marriott Courtyard at Allen Event Center was a center of service when it hosted the Rotary International District 5810 North Texas 2021 conference this past weekend. The City of Allen Mayor and charter member of the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise, Ken Fulk, welcomed District 5810 Governor John Moser at a Friday luncheon to kick off this two-day event. 
Rotarians Produce Service 2021-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's May Message

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Rotary District 5810 has just finished its version of The District Conference for 2020/2021, and if I may say so myself, it was a smashing success.  I want to thank everyone who joined us for this amazing gathering. 
 
The event was held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Allen, Texas.  This venue was perfect for this size of an event, and the hotel staff really outdid themselves to take care of us.
DG John Moser's May Message 2021-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Unity In the Community

The Rotary Club of Grand Prairie Metro took part in The Big Event on April 24th, 2021. Patterned after similar events on university campuses, the Big Event is one day for city-wide volunteerism. Celebrating unity in the community, we pair volunteers who want to help others with residents who have a qualifying project. Our club paired with the Children First Counseling Center where we helped them move into their new offices and clean up the landscape.
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Mesquite Rotary Holds Annual Four Way Test Speech Contest

The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual "Four Way Test" Speech Contest at the Mesquite ISD David Belt Professional Development Center on April 20th. Covid safety protocols were in place, with only the necessary contestants, teachers, school officials, club leaders, and contest committee members actually present. 
Mesquite Rotary Holds Annual Four Way Test Speech Contest 2021-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
CFB Rotary Receives Community Award 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021

The Addison Midday Rotary Club made 50 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply who distributed them throughout the community.  This is our favorite service project of the year.  We have lost count  on the number of years we have made Easter Baskets.  
Hope Supply Easter Baskets 2021 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Donates to Three Community Organizations 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Veterans Comfort Kits

The Melissa Rotary donated the supplies and packaged up 50 Veteran Comfort Kits. These kits will be delivered to the District Conference to be combined with other clubs efforts.
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Suicide Prevention and Brain Health e-Club

Amy Bosway and Lori Crider represented the soon to charter cause based Rotary Club of Suicide Prevention and Brain Health e-Club in a service project with Dallas Off-road Bicycle Association (DORBA) to prepare the trails for the upcoming mountain bike race at Big Cedar Wilderness in Dallas.
Suicide Prevention and Brain Health e-Club 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Interact Food Drive

Coppell High School Interact Club organized a food drive with other Interact Clubs across North Texas for the Salvation Army. Under the leadership of Coppell's Interact President, Yashasvi Karri, enough food was collected to feed 88 families for a week.  In addition to food, the packages contained hygiene materials and socks.  
Interact Food Drive 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Run for our Heroes

"Our loved ones never really leave us," Rotarian and President of 1LT.  Welch Run charity shared as she inspired community members to lace up and run in remembrance for the 10th annual Run for our Heroes event Saturday, April 17th.
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Get Ready for World Immunization Week

During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join with Rotary to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation by spreading the facts about why #VaccinesWork.

With decades of experience fighting polio, Rotary plays a key role in informing people about the power and effectiveness of vaccines. As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, Rotary members are using our experience in fighting polio to help communities with their vaccination education and organization efforts.
Get Ready for World Immunization Week 2021-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

White Rock Rotary Helps Plant a Garden in a 'Food Desert'
 

Members of White Rock Rotary purchased, delivered, and helped plant a vegetable garden for the Sisters of Charity (Mother Theresa's Order) in a 'food desert' area of South Dallas. We hope that this garden will grow and provide fresh produce for the local community. This would definitely benefit all concerned!
White Rock Rotary Helps Plant a Garden in a 'Food Desert'  2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

RYLead….Virtual RYLA….A very successful program

Congratulations to all our RYLead campers and staffers--we wrapped up our virtual camp RYLA this last month, and we have so much to celebrate!  All students who were selected to attend the in-person Camp RYLA were invited to participate, and in the end, about 90 students participated in our first virtual camp, RYLead
RYLead….Virtual RYLA….A very successful program 2021-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's April Message

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Spring has arrived.  The days are warmer, the trees are turning green, the flowers are blooming.  And my lawn is filled with dandelions!!! As of now, the State of Texas no longer has any restrictions on Covid-19 vaccinations for anyone 16 or older.  So, I ask, no encourage each of you to please get your shots…2 shots (unless the vaccine is Johnson and Johnson).  
DG John Moser's April Message 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Donates $3,500 to Mesquite ISD Education Foundation   2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Helping to Improve Nutrition in the Bonton Neighborhood

For anyone unfamiliar with Bonton Farms, it was started by Daron Babcock several years ago as a way to bring food and jobs to a very poor South Dallas neighborhood in an area designated as a “food desert.”  The farms have prospered and expanded to include the Bonton Market and a café that is open to the public for lunch, among other projects benefiting the community.
Helping to Improve Nutrition in the Bonton Neighborhood 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rockwall Rotary Club Finds New Way to Honor Local Students
 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have understandably allowed limited interaction on campuses during the school day, which has changed the way we as Rotarians honor our local students. They’re no longer able to attend our weekly lunch meetings off campus to accept their Student of the Honor awards in person.
Rockwall Rotary Club Finds New Way to Honor Local Students  2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Little Dresses For Africa

The Melissa Rotary and Interact clubs combined to make up "little Dresses for Africa" BY teaming up with other local groups we successfully carried off the 5th year of this project. Kellie Maynard posted the following about the project:
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Greenville's Raffle Fundriaser - Cozumel for 2 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Take Advantage of Virtual Club Leader Training

Join us on Saturday, April 10th at 8:30AM for our virtual District Assembly. Meet incoming District Governor Max Duplant for Rotary 2021-22 Club Leader Training.  Courses: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Foundation, Public Image, and Strategic Planning. This is a free training event however you must register to receive the Zoom link. All Rotarians are welcome!! Click to Register.
Take Advantage of Virtual Club Leader Training 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Wanted for District Service Project 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s Learning Center Available on Mobile Devices 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Essay Winners

Congratulations to our essay winners for the Four Way Test essays from the Bobby Summers Middle School interact Club! Avery Bilotte -1st, Bernabe Solis 2nd, and Marissa Flores 3rd. 
Great job students!
Congratulations Essay Winners 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Brown Bag Lunches for Homeless in Dallas

On February 26th, the University of Dallas Rotaract club held a service project called the Brown Bag Lunch Program. 200 brown bag lunches were prepared for Mother Teresa food pantry and the following day they were distributed to the homeless in downtown Dallas. 
Brown Bag Lunches for Homeless in Dallas 2021-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

White Rock Rotary Steps Up to Sit Down

White Rock Rotary assisted the White Rock Rock Center of Hope (WRCH) with collating their quarterly newsletter. WRCH is a non profit that serves several Zip Codes in East Dallas. WRCH assists with food, clothing, and sometimes, financial assistance to those in need. The newsletter helps keep donations coming in for these activities.
White Rock Rotary Steps Up to Sit Down 2021-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Richardson East Rotary Club's first virtual Games and Gala – Big Success! 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Register For District Flag Summit 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's March Message

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When the Covid-19 Pandemic struck, it seemed as if most of our activities came to a stop.  Now, it seems the District is getting busier and busier. In February, our District Governor-Elect participated in a virtual International Assembly where our incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta introduced his theme for 2021-2022, “Serve To Change Lives”.
DG John Moser's March Message 2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

First there was COVID, and then there was Snovid

... and a whole new set of challenges for the North Texas Food Bank and all the people they serve. Trisha Cunningham, CEO of the Food Bank, knew that the demand was increasing with little way to mobilize for immediate action.  Their trucks were grounded, the supply change to grocery stores was fragile, and most people were trapped in their homes.  For those with food insecurity, this was a crisis in the making. 
First there was COVID, and then there was Snovid 2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rockwall Rotarians Adopt Local Seniors for Valentine’s Day  2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

John Hewko Visits Plano West Rotary

Rotary International CEO & General Secretary John Hewko featured guest speaker at Plano West Rotary on Feb. 23rd to celebrate RI's 116th Anniversary.
John Hewko Visits Plano West Rotary 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

The Addison Midday Rotary Club had a Souper Meeting

The week before the Super Bowl, Metrocrest Services asked for soup donations. The Addison Midday Rotary Club of 25 members was challenged to fill up the trunk of Club Member Mary Jo’s car with soup for Metrocrest Services at our weekly meeting.  The challenge was met and exceeded expectations - the soup donations ‘spilled’ over to the back seat of her car.
The Addison Midday Rotary Club had a Souper Meeting 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

30-Day Acts of Kindness Challenge

 
"We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa Rotary has two official mottoes: 1) Service Above Self, 2) One Profits Most Who Serves Best. Plano West Rotary leads outdoor, mask required service projects each month. It also leads "passive" projects volunteers can do from the safety of their home.
30-Day Acts of Kindness Challenge 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
It's Time For Our Annual District Conference Celebration 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Plano Rotary Feeding Collin County One Meal at a Time

Plano Rotary Club was on track to celebrate 2020-2021 as its 75th anniversary when Covid-19 hit and our club saw an opportunity to serve the community in a new way.  Since our dues included our lunches, we took that part of our dues and bought meals for various non-profits that are busy serving others every day.
Plano Rotary Feeding Collin County One Meal at a Time 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Grand Prairie Metro Brings Smiles to Seniors

Seventy-five residents at Heritage Nursing Home received essential goods (shampoo, conditioner, body wash), a warm blanket, and a stuffed animal thanks to the Grand Prairie Metro Rotarians! Even Grand Prairie Police Officer Seitz stopped by Main Event to lend a hand!!
Grand Prairie Metro Brings Smiles to Seniors 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Collin County Covid Vaccination

Rotarian Kathy Mixson of the Melissa Rotary Club has been serving at one of the Collin County Covid Vaccination sites for the past few weeks. The large site has been working daily to admirer the available vaccines to first responders and those over 65. Thank you Kathy for service above self.
Collin County Covid Vaccination 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Carrollton Farmers Branch International Service Update 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

White Rock Rotary Explores the Caribbean

Last Friday, one of our White Rock Rotary members, Enid Jones, arranged a wonderful joint Zoom with Regina Edwards of the Farmers Branch Club and Dominica Pradere of the Montego Bay Rotary Club in Jamaica. 
White Rock Rotary Explores the Caribbean 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise Supports Local Blood Drive

The Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise supported a local blood drive at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms in Allen, TX. The drive occurred on a chilly afternoon on December 30, 2020. In one afternoon, 15 units of whole blood were collected, which has the potential to impact 45 community members. Due to Covid-19, blood donations are critical, and the club's donations will help address a a nationwide shortage.
Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise Supports Local Blood Drive 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2021-2022 Theme Revealed 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Mardi Gras Time!

Since we have spent so much time apart, who’s ready for a party? 5810 Rotarians, that’s whom! Let’s gather VIRTUALLY on Fat Tuesday evening and enjoy some visiting with District Rotarians. Dust off that Boa, get out the beads, wear a funny hat, or beautiful mask, sequins and let’s PARTY!
 
Mardi Gras Time! 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Celebration Of Life - January

John Edward Gay, a 3-term Mayor of McKinney, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  He dedicated his life to public service, family, church and community.
Celebration Of Life - January 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's February Message

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Here’s hoping each and everyone is looking towards a very happy Valentine’s day, and a really great month.
 
It looks like the vaccine for Covid-19 is starting to hit the public and will become more available in the coming months.  I encourage each and every one of you to take of advantage of this vaccine to protect yourself from this pandemic.
DG John Moser's February Message 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Rotary's 116th Birthday 

Plano West Rotary Club is being honored with the privilege of having Rotary International's General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, John Hewko, speak to their club at on Rotary's 116th Anniversary on February 23rd club meeting over Zoom. All Rotarians are welcome to join!!
Celebrate Rotary's 116th Birthday 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rockwall’s Future Rotarians Help Neighbors in Need  2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
District 5810 Four-Way Speech Contest 2021 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Earn Cash Prizes for Public Image Olympic Games

We are excited to announce that CASH PRIZES will be earned for the Public Image Olympic Games! These games were developed to help your Club MAXIMIZE your Rotary Club Public Image. Clubs that complete all six games will be entered into a raffle at our District Conference on April 23-24. There will be 3 Clubs chosen - with the top prize of $500 and (2) $250 prizes.
Earn Cash Prizes for Public Image Olympic Games 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
New Year, New Officers, Big Plans!! 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Supports Local Outreach

The Melissa Rotary Club performed a Service project at the Melissa Community Outreach. A local youth group collected over 10,000 hygiene items over the weekend and the Club sorted all of them into categories for placement into hygiene kits to be handed out to local clients. Half the club sorted and the other half made up the hygiene kits. The club was joined by District Governor, John Moser who helped to make up the kits. Thanks John for your support to our club.
Rotary Club Supports Local Outreach 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Camp RYLA 2021 Kick-Off and RYLead 2020  2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Rockwall Rotarians Help the Troops for the Holidays
 

Santa’s elves were busy in Rockwall making Christmas brighter for the men and women of our military this year. For troops on duty during the holidays, in addition to the important job of protecting our freedoms in all corners of the world, it’s tough to be away from friends and loved ones.
Rockwall Rotarians Help the Troops for the Holidays  2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Dallas – Feed the Need  2020-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity

Some brands are recognized around the world just by their logos. When people see the logo, they instantly know what it means and what to expect from the product. Building that kind of visual recognition requires effort, including years of using a logo widely and consistently. Companies work at this because earning that global recognition benefits their business.
The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity 2020-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Addison Rotarians Make the Trains Run Smooth!

On the afternoon of December 9, members of the Addison Rotary Club continued the Club's long legacy of service to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RHMD) by hosting visitors to the "Trains at NorthPark" (Trains) exhibit. 
Addison Rotarians Make the Trains Run Smooth! 2020-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
Christmas Came Early for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas 2020-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Park Cities Adapts the Snider Plaza Tree Lighting to Collect Toys for the Salvation Army 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's January Message

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WOW!  What a year 2020 was.  I know I’m glad it’s over, and I’m looking forward to a new and improved year – 2021.
 
As a District, we did actually pull off some pretty neat things:
  1.  RYLA – While the RYLA camp was cancelled, the RYLA management worked to create a new virtual camping model, giving a chance for those who didn’t get to go to camp a chance to experience RYLA, make new friends and learn new lessons.
  2. YOUTH EXCHANGE – Again the pandemic struck.  Long term and short term exchanges were cancelled, but again the RYE management team pulled together to create a virtual exchange experience.
DG John Moser's January Message 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
Melissa Volunteers at County Outreach 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Cleaning Up Plano

Thanks to our 9 volunteers of Plano West Rotary club, other Rotarians, and friends who helped with their Adopt-a-Highway clean-up they do every other month, over on Avenue K, between Spring Creek Parkway and Parker Road. It looks "marvelous"! :)
Cleaning Up Plano 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Pajamas for Children of Veterans

Plano West Rotary didn't want to just 'write a check' to support veterans. Its members wanted to serve veterans. They partnered with American Legion and Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center to give over 450 comfy pajamas to children of veterans.
 
Pajamas for Children of Veterans 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Richardson Rotary Club Becomes a 100% Paul Harris Club

Richardson Rotary Club reached a momentous milestone in December 2020. The Club's Foundation Committee Chair, Radi Al-Rashed had a vision at the beginning of his term as Chair to make the club "100% Paul Harris" by the end of the year. That goal has now been achieved.
 
Richardson Rotary Club Becomes a 100% Paul Harris Club 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Dues Invoices

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In January, Rotary International will send each Rotary Club its semi-annual dues invoice for all active club members on the club roster as of January 1, 2021. Also reflected on the Rotary International statement is a pro-rata dues invoice for any active club member who joined the Rotary Club between July 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
 
Invoices from Rotary International are payable to Rotary International upon receipt.
Rotary International Dues Invoices 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary Spreading Christmas Joy 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotary & Metrocrest Services Making Senior Citizens Holidays Bright!  2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Learning Something New

Member, Dr. Joel Davis, gave members a hands-on lesson on his new hobby teaching us how stained glass art is created. We had a great time and lots of laughs and walked away with a special ornament.
Learning Something New 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

A Little Collaboration With Big Impact

Rotary Club or Wylie East Fork launched a toy drive as we made the decision to cease our in-person meetings. We understood this would create enough of a challenge that our participation might suffer.
A Little Collaboration With Big Impact 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Cotton Patch Challenge
 

The Greenville Rotary Club’s 24th annual Cotton Patch Challenge was a big success this year. The bike ride held on the third Saturday in September had a large participation and fantastic weather.
Cotton Patch Challenge   2020-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
Mesquite Rotary Sponsored Successful Food Drive Benefiting Sharing Life  2020-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

CFB Rotary Celebrates Sixty Years of Service

CFB Rotary celebrated its sixtieth birthday with a festive lunch at noon on Thursday, November 19, at the Brookhaven Country Club. President Sonja Dodds joined two of our most senior members, John Dodd and Dick Calvert, in displaying the Club's original charter!
CFB Rotary Celebrates Sixty Years of Service 2020-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
In the Season of Giving, Park Cities Feeds the Hungry Locally and on the Other Side of the World 2020-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Rockwall Rotary Club Feeds the Hungry
 

Two Rockwall Rotarians saw a need and jumped into action to fill it. In the weeks before Thanksgiving, Nancy Parkes and Robin Chouteau noticed that the local food bank, Rockwall Helping Hands, was calling for assistance in restocking their empty shelves.
Rockwall Rotary Club Feeds the Hungry  2020-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

'Masketeers' at White Rock Lake

A group comprised equally of members of White Rock Rotary and Lake Highlands High School Interact picked up trash during a shoreline spruce up at White Rock Lake.
'Masketeers' at White Rock Lake 2020-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Promoting Your Club As People Of Action

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
 You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action! Our Public Image Olympic Game II was created to introduce Clubs to the People of Action public image campaign. 
Promoting Your Club As People Of Action Pam Blankenzee 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Collin College – Wylie Campus treats Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork to an Education 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Operation Christmas Child

Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork looks forward to this project every year. Members of the club bring items that might interest teen boys and pack 20 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. 
Operation Christmas Child 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

DG John Moser's December Message

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Holiday Season!  We all have so much to be thankful for, and a season of love and giving.  Since Service (Giving) is essential to Rotary, I would like to encourage everyone to remember that any funds contributed to the Rotary Foundation help those in need.  There are so many in need, and our Foundation helps people locally, nationally and internationally.  So, if your circumstances allow, remember the Rotary Foundation in your gifting plans.
DG John Moser's December Message 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Love Where You Live Plano Sunrise Team 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Allen Sunrise Feed The Hungry

On Nov. 8, several members (their children & grandchildren) from the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise (and proposed members-to-be) turned out to help package food for Honduran families under the Kids Against Hunger program.  
Allen Sunrise Feed The Hungry 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotarians Answer 'The Call to Feed Area Families' 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
New Cause-Based Rotary Club Forming! 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Shops for Christmas Gifts 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Garland Rotary and the Rotary Club of Chennai Renaissance 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Melissa's Veteran's Day Tribute

Melissa Rotary observed Veterans Day with a gathering of Vets, family and neighbors. Melissa Mayor Greer spoke thanking the Veterans for their service and for allowing us to live in a Free Nation. 
Melissa's Veteran's Day Tribute 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

McKinney Sunrise & Collin County College Foundation

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At today's Club Assembly, on a unanimous vote, the club confirmed initiating a scholarship granting relationship with the Collin County College Foundation. The scholarship granting will be a partnership relationship whereby the Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise will provide the initial funding of one scholarship Endowment by seeding the endowment with $5000.  
 
McKinney Sunrise & Collin County College Foundation 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

People Of Action Shoe Drive

Local Rotarians hit the pavement with both feet to exceed our shoe drive goal. With 203 pairs donated, our club doubled our goal and was glad to support the work of Rotary District 5810 - North Texas. Pictured Wylie East Fork Club President Brenda modeling the haul as she drops them off.
People Of Action Shoe Drive