May 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Kristy Vandenberg's May Message
Happy Cinco de Mayo!  May's theme is Youth Service Month and for many of you, your Youth Projects are coming to an end as the kids prepare for graduation and look forward to summer vacation!  It is an exciting time!  I spoke with a class of 2nd Graders and 3rd Graders yesterday about Water Safety and staying safe around the water!  We read together information from the Josh the Otter program which has been endorsed by Rotary International.  It was a great time, with excellent readers and singers in Harper ISD.  
Rotary Youth Exchange is back for the 2022-2022 year!  How exciting to send our youth abroad and at the same time host high school students from other countries to get a taste of South Central Texas Rotary Clubs.  I know that all the clubs participating and their host families and outbound students will have great stories to share.  What better way is there to promote Peace than to experience another country's culture through the eyes of a student?  Kudos to our Youth Exchange Committee for all their hard work interviewing and training both outbound & inbound students as well as host families.  They are all truly silent Heroes to all the kids who participate as without them, this program would not happen!!
Fredericksburg's First Craft Festival

A fabulous new festival for Fredericksburg! Rotary’s June event will showcase local hospitality, Texas craft beers.

Mark your calendars and get ready to wet your whistle on June 10-11 for the first Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival. This event is sure to become another of this town’s incredible attractions for fans of the suds.

Fredericksburg’s history with beer goes way back, with a brewery being established way back in the early days of the Nimitz Hotel. Others remember sidling up to the bar at the old White Elephant Saloon and ordering beers.

New Club Chartered!
District 5840 and the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch would like to announce our district's newest and greatest club. The Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking was chartered by RI on April 5th, 2022. This is our district’s first cause based club. 
These club members are ‘on fire’ to combat human trafficking in all aspects of society. They know the issues and are prepared to share all their knowledge and strategies with other Rotary clubs. A charter party is in the works. 
Congratulations to this awesome Rotary club. Can’t wait to see what these members accomplish. 

Interact at Rotary Day SA
Several local Interact clubs attended Rotary Day SA on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Brackenridge Park.

3rd Graders Learn About the 4-Way Test!
Members of the Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis stopped by Woolls Intermediate School and visited with 3rd grade students.
St. Patricks Day Western Dance At Grasp
Rotarians from the Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club and the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered on Thursday, March 17th at the 12th Annual GRASP Western Night.
Child Abuse Awareness
To commemorate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Fair Oaks Ranch club members "adopted" cardboard kids then dressed and decorated them.

San Marcos Sponsors Scramble 4 Scholarships
The Rotary Club of San Marcos hosts its annual Scramble 4 Scholarships fundraiser on Friday, May 20. 

San Marcos Rotary & Rotaract Share Fellowship
The Rotary Club of San Marcos and Texas State University Rotaract Club gathered together at Putt Pub in San Marcos for fellowship on April 6. The Rotaract Club was revived this year and its membership is going. Rotaract sponsored another event at Putt Pub on April 22 to raise funds and expand student awareness of the organization.
Eggs by the Thousands 
Members of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club took some time to help out the Easter Bunny this year.
Rotary Club of Seguin $20,000 Rotary Raffle Night
Please join us Thursday, June 9, 2022 for the 31st Annual Rotary Club of Seguin’s $20,000 Rotary Raffle Night! The fun begins at 6:00pm at the Seguin Coliseum. See flier for details.
Rotary South Cleans Up
The Rotary Club of San Antonio South hit the highway to clean up their adopted highway area along SE Military Dr.
Stone Oak Rotary Fundraiser
The Stone Oak Rotary Club will be having a virtual popcorn fundraiser in May.  Stay tuned for more details.  We will put it on the calendar as soon as we have a date.
12th Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast! Rotarians in ACTION!
Wimberley's Dinner in the Dark 
Tickets are available on our website:
First Responders Luncheon
We are so pleased to be able to continue recognizing our wonderful area 1st responders and awarding these agencies with funding for continued education and training.
Upcoming Events
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training
Spring Creek United Methodist Church
May 14, 2022
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wimberley's Dinner In The Dark
Central Texas Theater Academy
May 14, 2022 8:00 PM
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
May 19, 2022 6:30 PM
June Theme - Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2022 – Jun 30, 2022
Rotary International Convention - Houston
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
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