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“Rotary Serving Humanity” RI theme 2016‐2017 I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is; not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity.” ‐‐RI President John Germ
Rotary was Founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, as National Association of Rotary Clubs and became incorporated in the State of Illinois on January 30, 1911. In 1912 became International Association of Rotary Clubs . The name Rotary International was adopted 1922.
Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and to help build goodwill and peace in the world. The main objective is service ‐ in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.
Governor Bill Dendy District 5810 Serving 65 Rotary Clubs in North Texas 2016‐2017
It has been a fantastic year; so much good has been accomplished. There is a lot more we can do to continue on in Rotary. We have had a great Rotary Year, but I believe our best years are still in front of us. We are looking forward to another impactful year Making a Difference with District Governor Rick Amsberry 2017‐2018. We have had a number of well attended district events. We have accomplished so much this year. I encourage you to continue reading this newsletter and click on all the links including our final Rotary Round Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NlIjXofjk4 Our biggest event for this Rotary year is yet to come: Our Annual Rotarian Club & Awards Party to be held Sunday, September 10 th . I would like to thank all our individual Rotarians for their countless volunteer hours, for all the work that has been done this Rotary year and for all their excellent fellowship. I would like to thank the club Presidents who’ve had a wonderful year this year. I also want to thank our very strong team of Assistant Governors. And I’d like to recognize our Past District Governors who have committed so much of their time and resources during their governing years and the years following. This has been a Rotary year to remember where we have done so much nationally, internationally, in our local communities and for each other. No one could do this job without a lot of support and I am so grateful for all those that have stepped up. But I am especially grateful to my family who has shared the joy of serving our Rotary district with me this year. I’m grateful for Rotary. I’m particularly grateful for our district here in North Texas. I’m grateful for ‘all of you good Rotarians’ that I have had the pleasure to work with this year. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. And God Bless You, Bill
Lisa Nolley Dendy Supper Supportive Spouse District 5810
Super Supportive Spouse… What a wonderful year I have spent as the Super Supportive Spouse to my exceptional, energetic, and inspiring husband, DG Bill Dendy. We have enjoyed participating in local, zone and international events as stewards of Rotary International. I am amazed at all of the “good” our clubs are doing at the local level and also how those projects are amplified on a national and international stage as we join Rotarians worldwide to Serve Humanity through our work with Rotary. District 5810 has a generous tradition of supporting a cause which is special to the spouse of the DG. This year, I would like to personally thank the local District 5810 Rotary Clubs who contributed to Our Friend’s Place which is local DFW organization that helps young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. Our Friend’s Place is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for girls and young women to build from adversity by learning a self‐reliant approach to their own development. Their Transitional Living Program provides homeless young women, poverty‐stricken women, girls aging out of foster care, and young women escaping abuse or neglect with supportive homes where they can learn the skills they need for self‐sufficiency. Our Friend’s Place empowers young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness and become strong members of our society…and maybe even future Rotarians and leaders within our community.
Our Friends Place https://www.ourfriendsplace.org/ Click on the link to vie the video https://youtu.be/lZDK_qjQtIs
Year in Review notes from our District Governor
I am so pleased that so many of our Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and Interact Cubs have met the criteria for the Presidential Citation. Achieving the criteria strengthens Rotary and your club. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. I have been so pleased with the number of clubs that have chosen to continue to support the girls education program in Malawi, Africa. For more information about supporting this program and matching grants click on www.rotary5810.org or www.orantcharities.com . The next trip to Africa is November 24 th to December 5 th , 2017. . For more information click www.Rotary5810.org
Nicaragua Heart of Service trip story and pictures can be view by clicking on the link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/915800/ Join us next spring for a week leaving Saturday, March 10 and returning on Saturday, March 17. We are organizing a group to Granada and a group to San Juan Del Sur. For more information and to register contact Sandra at email@example.com
Cuba Heart of Service trip March 11‐16, 2017 Preview our video link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10zcTBCNu6M&t=137s Join us for out next trip on our next trip to Cuba, July 15 – 22, 2017 and also on September 27 to October 3 . For more information check www.Rotary5810.org
Enjoy the a review of this year through the District Newsletter. Click line for First Quarter: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/261849/ Half Time Report: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/379985/ Spring: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/27078/
100 th Birthday Party
The Rotary Foundation was first established in 1917, as an endowment fund, by Rotary International. Formally established 1928. The Rotary Foundation supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve international understanding and peace and further friendly relations through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs. Thank you to all individuals and clubs that have contributed to the Rotary Foundation. Those clubs that have an average of over $120 per person giving will be considered “priority clubs” for receiving matching grant contributions. Submit your District Grant request by August 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to all individuals and clubs that have contributed to the Rotary Foundation. On May 13 we celebrated the 100 year Birthday Party of our Rotary Foundation. We had over 450 people attend the event where we enjoyed fellowship, music, a casino night, a live auction and prizes. I want to thank all the donors and volunteers that worked with Melissa Jordan with the Rotary Club of Dallas‐ Uptown to make this a fabulous event. At this event we also recognized Darren Collins with the Rotary Club of Desoto who received the Service Above Self award from the Rotary Foundation. View our video by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvLxwqB8M1w
Rotary District 5810 Conference Cruise Saturday, April 23‐30, 2017
Our district conference and service cruise was a tremendous success, with over 300 people participating, with great programs, and service projects.
Thank you so much, our cheerleader, Happy Franklin with the Rotary Club of Park Cities for chairing the cruise and for all the pre‐cruise gatherings and for all the organizational details. You are amazing!
And thank you Regina Edward with the Rotary Club of Carrollton‐Farmers Branch for organizing the work that we did in Jamaica. And thank you Rotarians that donated thousands of pounds of school supplies and medical equipment and dollars for our water projects and other service work done in conjunction with our conference. And thank you David and Annette Weiland with the Rotary Club of Greenville for the work that you organized for Cozumel.
To experience the events, activities, and pictures, click on the link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/866227/ Celebration of Life Remembrance Service: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/699169/
The Rotary International Convention was in Atlanta during June at the Georgia Convention Center across from Centennial Olympic Park. It was a wonderful experience to realize how truly international Rotary is with the opening ceremony of flags from 153 nations, and the 40,000 Rotarians attending cheering! Rotarians from Africa, South and Central America, Asia, Europe and Texas walk in sporting their native dress and indulge in many group pictures and exchanges of club flags. “It’s a people festival with the openness and friendliness of Rotarians the best part” stated by Owen Devlin (Dallas Uptown). There are super general assembly meetings with featured speakers like Bill Gates and Andrew Young and then in the afternoons there are “breakout sessions” of specific topics like social media. The fun place to go is The House of Friendship, a large hall full of exhibit booths of Rotary projects and “action groups”, food and entertainment and Rotary licensed clothing and pins. District 5810 had a Desoto Club booth for the Project HAND UP for HIV and Aids education. “The use of puppets to explain HIV prevention is the best way to reach young children in East Africa” according to Darren Collins who is currently directing and implementing HIC and AIDS prevention education puppet shows in Kenya. PDG Ean and Jan Sullivan were also hosts at the Hand Up booth with PDG Bill Dendy joining in. There were a number of Rotary action group booths staffed by District 5810 members such as the blood donation booth with Dan Long and the water and sanitation booth with PDG Sandy Forster. There are many ways to enjoy the House of Friendship! You can grab a hot dog and iced tea and sit with Rotarian farmers from New Zealand who are having a snack and telling jokes about Texans (“Is it true bullshit is an eight syllable word in West Texas?”. ) ~Contributed by Owen Devlin, Rotary Club of Dallas‐Uptown
Rotary International Convention 2018 Toronto, ON, Canada For more information click link: http://www.riconvention.org/en
Blood Drives for Rotary World Wide & Rotary District 5810
PDG Mark Healy, PDG Bud McBrayer and his Aide George Elking ‐ were the first three Blood Drive Coordinators. When George Elking was Blood Drive Coordinator he initiated the Governors’ Challenge with the Ft. Worth Rotary District. Daniel Long has been our district Blood Drive Coordinator since 2011‐12 Rotary year. In Rotary year 2004 ‐ 2005 ‐ the district goal was 4004 units ‐ we did 4,792 (119.68%). From 2004 to 2014 – our District has donated over 51,000 units of Blood. This Rotary year‐to‐date we have received approximately 2,000 units with Plano Sunrise bringing in the highest donations at over 900 units. For Rotary year 2016‐17 Daniel Long with Rotary Club of Plano West was Vice President of the Rotary RAG group, Global Network for Blood Donations. Global Network for Blood Donations has over 3,000 members from all over the world. While at RI Convention in Atlanta, Daniel was inducted as the 2017‐2019 President of this organization. Congratulation Daniel, we are very proud of you. In Atlanta, he hosted the
Global Network for Blood booth located in House of Friendship. For more information click on ourblooddrive.org Someday all of us will have a loved one that is going to need a unit of blood to live.
Rotarian Action Group focused on promoting the merits of voluntary blood donation.
The District Interact Committee led the year with a successful leadership “Summit” activity that included breakout sessions for Interactors, Faculty Advisors and Rotary Club Interact Advisors. The event was sponsored by the DeSoto Rotary Club and held at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. This activity was unique in that it was led by one Interact District Governor, RYLArian, RYE , Rotaractor, Facualty Advisor and a District Interact Committee Rotarian. This activity also included for a second year “The House of InterAction”, which showcases district service projects in which the youth can participate. This was a huge success with more than 15 district Rotary Clubs and various Youth Services.
64 active Interact Clubs Chartered 11 this Rotary Year
Frisco ISD - Frisco Rotary, Reagan MS Grand Prairie Metro, Vandeventer MS - Frisco Rotary, Plano West Senior HS - Plano Metro Rotary, Sherman HS - Grayson County Rotary, Cedar Hill Collegiate HS - Cedar Hill Rotary, Sunnyvale HS - Mesquite Rotary, Lone Oak HS - Greenville Rotary, MacArthur HS - Irving Las Colinas Rotary, Duncanville HS, Duncanville Rotary, Jasper HS - Plano Rotary. The year ended with Spring Fling. It was modified this year to include a service project component. The 2017‐18 District Interact Governors were selected at this activity. We have seven high school Interactors representing Rotary District 5810. Students who participated in this project also received community service hours. Two District Interact Governors attended the District Conference Cruise.
DG William “Bill" Dendy allowed me, as District Interact Chair, to develop new youth programs while thinking “outside the box”. I believe this freedom inspired our district youth to become more involved with their local Rotary Clubs. Kristin DeLoach – Midlothian Rotary Club District Interact Chair 2016‐2017 Later in the year, October saw the Salvation Army Angel “Kit Making” Day have a wonderful turnout. All students who participated in this activity earned community service hours towards their high school graduation.
Why am I a Rotarian? Because of the fellowship with service minded friends. I was asked to attend a Rotary meeting at Preston Trails Rotary Club in Celina in the spring of 2012 as a guest speaker. I did a short presentation on identity theft and cyber security like many of my public financial education sessions; however, this place was different. As soon as I walked into the room, I was greeted with open arms (those Celina fellers should do like to hug). Their meeting surprised me with the Pledge Allegiance, a fun song, and a Rotary shout. The excitement was contagious. A few of the members asked if I would like to come back as a prospect member. I was shocked; I was 31 years old and the average age in the room was 60. Recently becoming a single mom with no family nearby, I was eagerly searching for something that made me feel welcomed and loved. Becoming a member of Preston Trails Rotary Club in Celina was the home I was searching for. Members of the Club encouraged to me to get involved. They wanted me to participate in events and I suddenly felt like the popular kid. I soon got to spend some one on one time with then President Andy McAnally at a 4 th of July event. We were power sugar partners in the funnel cake booth raising money for the Club. I thought he was nice by introducing me to people in the community. Later Mr. McAnally continued to invite me to events, as a group, not a date. I really enjoyed the service projects we were doing and just being around fellow Rotarians – we are a fun bunch. Finally, another Rotarian disclosed that Mr. McAnally liked me so I made the first move and invited him to join me and my family visiting from out of town to a rodeo. Our first date was December 26, 2012. We are planning to get married June 2, 2018. Thank you, Jerrica Anderson Rotary Club of Preston Trails
Why Am I a Rotarian? I became a Rotarian as a member of the Greenville Rotary Club in the heat of the summer in 2013. What is the main reason a woman is brought to a Rotary meeting initially you might ask? Oh, you say, Your Husband is the President of the Club! It’s true, that was when, why and who brought me to Rotary. But the moment, or moments, that I became a Rotarian i s at a different place and time. I had been in the Greenville Rotary Club about a year and had experienced what being in a vibrant active Club was like. I was tentative about really getting in there and doing much, after all I was “ just the President’s wife” . I attended everything he did and enjoyed the people tremendously. I just wasn’t feeling any special calling. I began to hear about a relationship between the Rotary Club in Cozumel Mexico and our Club. The relationship was because of a CAM School for special needs children with blindness, deafness, autism and other sensory disorders. Before I became a Rotarian, the clubs had built raised gardens and taught the children to grow vegetables to sell, provided tools for a wood‐ working shop to sell what they made, and a commercial kitchen to teach them to bake ‐ all to help these students become active in the tourist industry and earn a wage. This was exciting stuff for me to hear about! I loved human interaction, this was what I was waiting for! This was what I thought Rotary was all about! Maybe there was something to the Service Above Self motto other than giving money to local charities. We booked a cruise with about 20 other Rotarians headed to Cozumel that year and got off the ship, walked across the street and met Ernesto, Alex, Alioth, Captain Alvarez, & Nemecio – now our lifetime Rotarian friends in Mexico. They welcomed us with hugs, kisses and hospitality like none I’ve seen. We came to see the CAM School and what the students had been up to since the last time our Club had been there. A short, crazy drive to the school with instant friends from Cozumel, we walked into the school and I Became a Rotarian . Thank you . Annette Weiland, Secretary 2015‐2018 Rotary Club of Greenville
REAL Leadership Pilot Program Keith Mankin, Rotary Club of Dallas – Uptown
R otary E ngagement A nd L everage
The mission is to strengthen leadership skills to positively impact Clubs and energize Rotary Next REAL Basic to be held on Saturday, October 7 To Participate contact: George Ritcheske at email@example.com
Eleven Rotarians walk into a college conference center on a rainy Saturday. This sounds like the start of a shaggy dog joke or perhaps a Gothic novel. In reality it is the beginning of a new educational and leadership initiative within Rotary District 5810. Last Saturday the district offered a Pilot version of its newly developed leadership training seminar. The Rotary Engagement and Leverage (REAL) Leadership Program is slated for a full roll‐out in the Fall of this year with plans for a companion advanced course in the works as well. Saturday’s event was the first chance to take the program for a spin with full participation of Rotary members and observers from around the district. The Program was expertly facilitated throughout by the Coppell Rotary Club’s George Ritcheske, an experienced leadership trainer. It consisted of a heady mix of didactic and interactive training during which the participants built literal towers and figurative bridges while exploring the meaning, definition and responsibilities of leadership in the context of the Rotary Clubs. The lessons had wide application for outside engagement as well. The day began with an introduction of the participants based on interactive conversation, such that each attendee was presented to the whole group by a new acquaintance. From there, we talked about the expectations for the course, ranging from exploring the Rotary definition of “leadership” to handling specific interactions. But the central tenet, as illustrated by the single word that George wrote in the center of the circle on the display board, was to have fun. As the program stretched out the group tackled solutions to Rotary challenges using the Outcome, Method and Resources tool (“OMaR is your friend!”) and designed and displayed the ideal Rotary Club through the use of pictures. Social Interaction Styles were explored, leading to some surprised participants (“I was sure I was ‘expressive!’”), and these tools were used to show how one’s individual style may need to adjust to give the best leadership. Hearing and understanding were emphasized as key components of listening, and the ability to commend and congratulate was celebrated. At the end of the long day the eleven participants, joined by the REAL team and observers, came out with a better understanding of how to approach and embrace the complex roll of leadership. Friendships were forged (as is the Rotary way) with pledges of exchanged ideas, club visits and assistance in each other’s club projects. And everyone was eager for the promise of advanced REAL training in the not so distant future.
Our REAL leadership class sharing ideas on how to make their Rotary Clubs better! A lot of ideas are circulating! ~DGE Rick
Rotary Club of Park Cities President A. Tracy Gomes
Fundraising/donations‐‐ $10,000 ‐ North Texas Food Bank (July 4th Parade) $5,000 ‐ Assist the Officer Foundation $35,000 ‐ Pat and Emmitt Smith Foundation (Snider Plaza Tree Lighting) Social/Fellowship activities ‐ 23, plus 3 "co‐hosted" events as part of Dallas Core (w/Dallas, Uptown, Fair Park, North Dallas and Preston Center) District Events‐ Conference ‐ 5 or 6 Assembly ‐ 6 REAL ‐ 2 Roundtable ‐‐ at least 1 member present at each roundtable
“ChildsPlay at Bachman Lake is a collaborative effort initiated by the Rotary Club of Park Cities in cooperation with the City of Dallas, Bachman Recreation Center, Bachman Lake Foundation and Easter Seals of Greater Dallas. ChildsPLay at Bachman Lake is a fully accessible playground for all children and their families.)
PARK CITIES 4th of JULY PARADE
Rotary Club of Royse City President Dr. Phillip Paul
• Our fundraiser this year was a golf tournament held on Columbus Day, 2016. We raised money to fund our Foundation and pay for scholarships, and other charities we contribute to. • We had 7 members of our club that attended the Rotary District Convention and cruise and participated in the service projects in Cancun and Jamaica. Our club donated money to the project in Cancun to purchase air conditioners, blinds and paint for the Juvenile Center, partnering with the Rotary Club in Greenville. • We had participants in the District Assembly also. • Several members of our club are active in RYLA as counselors and on staff, and we send several teens every year. Many of our teens have gone back to RYLA on staff. • Several of our members went on the District trip to Nicaragua, and we sponsored one of our Interact members for the trip. • We presented a Quilt of Valor to one of our local veterans. A pic is attached. • We had a couple of social events this year also. • Our club supports the Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church, Our Daily Bread, with money from our brag bucket, and with many members working as volunteers every week. • We sponsor a twice yearly blood drive at Royse City High School, which is a joint project with our Interact group and our members. It is a very successful project! • We supply toothpaste for the annual Shoes For Kids project for Rockwall County, that presents shoes, socks, toothpaste, school supplies, immunizations and other necessary items for needy children in Rockwall County. • Our club president, Dr. Phillip Paul, has for many years sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for Senior citizens, and our club volunteers at this function. • Our main fund raiser is our flag program, and most of the members of our club participate in putting out flags for residents seven times each year, as well as flags for the downtown area. • We furnished a flagpole, benches and trash receptacles for the Becknell Park in Royse City and some of our members helped to put together playground equipment. • Our satellite (evening) group helps with Bow Wow bingo each month to raise money for the animal for shelter here in Royse City. • Our club is the first group to be called for volunteers for City and Chamber of Commerce functions, such as Fun Fest, held each fall, for the Car Show benefitting the Main Street Foundation, Fourth of July celebrations, the Back to School Bash, and Trick or Treat on Main Street. We handle traffic control and parking for many of these events.
We are a small club, but we stay busy! ~Contributed by Jackie Gilbert, Club Secretary
Rotary Club of Prestonwood President Barry Hoffman
What were your fundraisers this year? Flag Program How many social activities this year? 6 What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? Governor Installation ‐ 4 Assembly ‐ 2 Conference ‐ 6 Foundation Dinner ‐ 8
Mix For Six (for small clubs) 6 couples hosted dinner in their homes for two other Rotarian couples ‐ thus all club members had a small intimate social evening to get to know each other better.
Firefighter Honors Day
2017 Flag Days MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 30 FLAG DAY Tuesday, June 14 INDEPENDENCE DAY Monday, July 4 LABOR DAY Monday September 5 VETERAN’s DAY Saturday , November 11 Flags delivered by Friday AM, picked up Tuesday, weather permitting
Rotary Club of Preston Trails President Charles Keen
Preston Trails Rotary Club donated $1,000 to Grace Bridge for holiday support. Thank you!!
What were your fundraisers this year? Funnel cakes at City events, gun raffle, and flags How many social activities this year? Only 1 social event What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event?
3 Rotarians attended Conference Cruise. President attended most roundtables. Sponsored table for 100 th celebration. Sent 6 students to RYLA. Helping with new leadership training REAL.
Rotary Club of Plano President David McWhorter
What were your fundraisers this year? • Annual citizen of the year banquet expanded to total of 12 schools, 2 banquets. • First annual Blue, Brews & Que Festival held last Saturday, June 17 th . How many social activities this year? 5 What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? • District Awards Ceremony‐2 • D.G. Installation‐4 • District Cruise‐1 • District Rotary Foundation Party‐12
Jack Carter Playground Ribbon Cutting Click on video link: https://www.facebook.com/planorotaryclub /videos/1111683882204159/
Celebrating Herb Hoxie's 53 Years of Service to Rotary Click on video link: https://youtu.be/afMAkxuKbKA
Rotary Club of Terrell Bruce Bryant, President
What were your fundraisers this year? Two (2) Chili Supper & Hamburger Cook out How many social activities this year? One (1) Christmas Dinner What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? President Bryant & one other member attended the Cruise
Rotary Club of Farmersville President Tonya Mercer
What were your fundraisers this year? • We had our 20th annual Tedford Golf Tournament – the proceeds from this fundraiser helps the club to fund other projects that we support. We give $4000 of scholarship money each year to 4 students graduating. • We give $1000 to Honor Flight to send 1 veteran to see the wall in Washington DC. • We give $1500 to our local boy scouts club. • We give quarterly to our Senior Citizens group, Polio fund, boy scouts, Community outreach – someone local in the community that needs help. How many social activities this year? We had two social activities this year with the entire club – Christmas party and spring fling. What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? • Went to the grant program, the district meet earlier last year, the president induction at the beginning of the 2016‐2017 year. Sent 3 kids to RYLA. • We also started our flag program, this is the first year for that. It has been successful, we currently have 19 signed up. • We also feed the homeless two times this year at the Samaritan INN in McKinney, we installed a shade at our local water park here in town for parents to sit under, photo attached. • We had volunteers at our 1st annual car show, at our bike ride and scare around the square event in October last year. • We collected food for the local food pantry 2 times this year. I am sure there are more things we did but, this is all I can think of besides the items listed above.
Rotary Club of Garland Lakeside President Barbara Jane Kaplan
After the event with the Dallas Police in July 2016, the club started honoring a police person and fire person in Garland each month. This has been a great informative visit and an appreciative way to show our support for their service.
Rotary Club of Plano Metro, President Deborah Wolfgram
Over $10,000 back to the Community • “Our Friend’s Place”, Athlete for Athlete, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Leadership Plano’s Servant Leadership Day, Plano Santas, My Friends House, Dallas Stair Climb for Emergency Responders, to Plano Children’s Theatre • Participated in Plano July 4 th Parade with all Plano Rotary Clubs, • Partnered with other 4 Plano Rotary Clubs for Minnie’s Food Pantry drive to collectively donate 8192 Pounds of Food • Partnered with North Texas Pioneer Club for PISD CORE store school supply drive Over $3500 donated Internationally • Partnered with Rotary Club of Hoshiarpur in India with to help with eye replacement project to give the gift of sight to approximately 17 recipients • Italy Earthquake relief Over 14,750 supporting Vocational Service • 2 new scholarships to graduating students in Plano through the Hendrick Foundation • (5) scholarships renewals • Created 5 new Collin College Scholarships in Plano Metro • PISD Foundation • RYLA and increased our sponsorship to 6 students • 4‐Way Speech Test, which 2 financial awards were given • Plano West Sr High Founding Interact Club with 23 members and assisted with their international project “Teddy Bear Brigade” Fellowship • 30 th Casino Night ($59,626) • Flag Program 371 Subscriptions for 462 Flags ($16,853.86) • 7 club members/spouses attend 100 th Anniversary District Event • 5 club members attend National Convention in Atlanta • Great monthly happy hours & a fantastic holiday party • Sponsored Human Rights Symposium for Rotarians and Interactors And So Much More….
Rotary Club of Dallas North President Shirley Heitzman
Service Projects & Volunteer Support 100% participation rate of club members in Club Service Projects & Events (22 members) Rotary Youth Exchange Program – Sent 2 students to Japan & Korea, and Hosted a student from Switzerland Fair Park Discovery Garden Volunteer Day ‐ State Fair “Men Who Cook” Fundraising Event at the Dallas‐Uptown Club Services of Hope – Put together 100 Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need Interact Club at Faith Family Academy • 40 students participating • 20 Interact Officers and upcoming officers attended the Interact Leadership Conference • 35 Interact students attended Human Rights Symposium • Tutoring of at‐risk Pre‐Kindergarten Students (new program) Youth Leadership ‐ 2 FFA Students will attend CAMP RYLA Student Scholarships – Club provided 2 $1,000 Scholarships to high‐ achieving Interact students at FFA Coats Donation to Faith Family Academy children & families in need Rotary/FFA Rotary/FFA Teacher Grants increased student reading & math achievement Pebbles Apartments Easter Egg Picnic & Hunt ‐ Organized the Dallas North Rotary’s annual spring club service project at the Pebbles
Apartments, a supportive housing program for homeless women and children. The club provides an Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt at the Pebbles Apartments including Easter Basket decorating, an Easter Egg hunt, and lunch for moms and children who would not otherwise be able to participate in this kind of holiday festivity.
Rotary Club of Hurricane Creek President Kevin Butler
Fundraisers • One ‐ Casino Night, January 2017 Social Activities • Four ‐ Christmas Dinner and three evening Social Meetings Community Events • Anna 9‐11 Remembrance Event ‐ September 2016 • National Night out ‐ Van Alstyne ‐ October 2016 • Three $1000 scholarships to students from Anna, Howe and Van Alstyne (One for each school) • Three Teacher of the Year awards from Anna, Howe and Van Alstyne One for each school) • Sponsored one boy from Anna to American Legion Boys State in Austin District Events • President Elect Paul Nobles attended PETS • RYLA Committee Chairwoman Robin Pierson attends the district RYLA meetings
Rotary Club of Grand Prairie Metro President David Awe
Fundraiser: Pumpkin Run Events: Veteran's Memorial Cookout and Service Memorial Day Cookout and Service RYLA Cookout Back to School ‐ School Supply Project District Events: Table at Rotary Foundation Birthday Gala
Members participated in the District Conference and Atlanta Conference
Rotary Club of Carrollton‐Farmers Branch President Steven Patrick
We have 2 fundraisers a year. • A very simple raffle in April • A Glow‐Ball golf tournament in May • The raffle and the golf tourney generated a profit of $14,000 We had two social activities during my term. • at Sam Pack Ford’s museum with the spouses • at the incoming President’s house Three of us attended the District Conference Cruise. We always had 2 members attend the monthly round table. We had 12 people attend the 100 Birthday Party at the Flight Museum. Great Year!
Rotary Club of Frisco President Joshua Meek
What were your fundraisers this year? This year our fundraisers were our Farmer's Market and raffle. How many social activities this year? This year we had many social activities, particularly our monthly membership mingle. What were the district events did your club participate and how many attended each event? Our district involvement was very minimal this year. Our club recognized this and is forming an official district committee within our club to assign a few members the task of being engaged with the district. Over the year we had some members attend the district installation (1), round tables (4) and the district conference (3).
Rotary Club of Lake Texoma President Terry Pope
What were your fundraisers this year? Community Flag Program What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event?
• Round Table attended by Club president • district birthday party donation ($1100). • District Cruise with two attending. • Atlanta Convention (3 attended) • RYLA summer 2017 (two students sponsored)
The Rotary Club of Lake Tacoma (Pottsboro) was chartered by Rotary International in January 2010. It is a 501(c) (4 organization. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at St. John Episcopal Church in Pottsboro at 6PM. The club is small in membership, but very active. Projects include a community flag program wherein US Flags are installed throughout the area on five national holidays per year, active participation with Habitat for Humanity, work with local youth at Pottsboro High School and S&S Middle School, awarding annual high school scholarships, and sponsoring the Pottsboro Senior Center. Potential members are invited to attend a club meeting. Additional information can be obtained from Joe Henderson and 903.786.9090
Rotary Club of Farmers Branch President John Land
What were your fundraisers this year? Annual Golf Tournament – Net $17,000 Moved weekly meeting from lunch format to coffee only – Net $15,900 Tour of Lights – approx. $2070 Weekly Drawing – approx. $1,150 Recycling Cart Screens ‐ $5,500 How many social activities this year? 6 (mainly service projects) What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? PETS makeup – 1 DG Induction Ceremony – 1 1) a community service project
2) our annual Veteran's Day cookout where we feed over 300 senior citizens/former military personnel
Rotary Club of Dallas‐Uptown President Dave Helfer What were your fundraisers this year? Men who Cook How many social activities this year?
Literally, a couple dozen between dinners, FORNO ( Friends of Rotary Night Out) and other gathers. What district events did your club participated and how many attended each event? • Helped provide extensive support for the 100 th year Rotary Birthday Celebration, • Significant attendance at the District meetings Representing social media, membership and governance committees • Numerous members went on the District Cruise Other: • Our club hosted the new Rotary Club of Plano East as a Satellite while they gathered their members and were granted a new club charter. • We completed the second year of our Interact Club at Bishop Lynch. • And for the first time ever, two Major Donors were named! • Dictionary project
We are excited to be following such a great year for the District, it's like getting a head start in a race!
Rotary is defined not by who we are, but by what we do. Ian H.S. Riseley, President Rl 2017‐18
Rick Amsberry District Governor, District 5810 2017‐18 Lisa Amsberry Director, Rotary Club Park Cities 2015‐17
DG Rick will be starting his year with: 65 Rotary Clubs 2710 Rotarians New eDistrict Website New & Improved Rotary Club Central Fully trained Governor's Team And a slew of ongoing projects, programs, district grant applications, global grant projects and oh so much more….. Making A Difference in District 5810 in 2017‐2018
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