May 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins May Message
Wow, what an amazing Rotary District 5840 District Conference! We had 200 Rotarian's from the District attend this event at the UTSA R.A.C.E. center. A special thank you to PDG Jan Livingston (District Conference Chair) and the entire District Conference Committee for doing such an amazing job in organizing the event. Clearly, an event this size can not happen without a committee doing great work up front, during and after the conference.
Congratulations to our Rotary Rockstars!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following clubs for earning ROTARY ROCKSTAR status for our PUBLIC IMAGE CHALLENGE: Rotary Club of Blanco County, ROTARY Club Of Fair Oaks Ranch, Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, Jourdanton Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Kerrville, Rotary Club of New Braunfels, Oak Hills Rotary, Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl, Pleasanton Rotary Club, Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch, San Antonio North Central Rotary Club, Rotary Club of San Antonio South and Rotary of San Marcos! Shout out to the nine clubs that completed the bonus rounds ... PUBLIC IMAGE SUPERSTARS!!!
Register for DG Monica Gutierrez & Leadership Team Installation
Join us on Sunday, June 25 at 1PM for the Installation of District Governor Monica Gutierrez and the Leadership Team at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave, San Antonio, TX. Tickets are $40/person or a table of 8 for $300. Attire: Fiesta. Ticket sales profit will support Therapy Animals of San Antonio.
Call to Action! Copyright Trolls Pursuing Rotary Clubs
Clubs continue to post images and other media (cartoons, songs, etc) online in disregard of copyright laws, resulting in a considerable increase in claims activity under the U.S. Rotary Club & District Liability Insurance Program ("Program").

Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
We had over 90 Veterans attend, 20 Rotary Volunteers and the Tivy High School ROTC also helped serve breakfast.
Jourdanton Interact Club Selects New Officers
The Jourdanton Interact Club met on April 17th at the Jourdanton Senior Citizen's Center to select new officers for 2023-2024 year.
Donation to Meals for Vets
Cindy Turner presents a check for $2,400 to Hope Mitchell from Meals for Vets.   The club raised money at Texas Heritage Vineyards' quarterly Vino and Bingo for a Cause event held in March. We offered Irish Stew by donation and raffled some great gift baskets.
Spring Into Giving - A Hidden Heart
Oak Hills Rotary Club presents local San Antonio non profit, A Hidden Heart with a check.  A Heart Heart provide resources and life skills to families to create a better future.  To learn more about this organization visit their Facebook page.  #springintogiving
Winston Interact at Poteet Strawberry Festival
The Winston School Interact Club traveled to Poteet Friday, April 14, 2023 to help the Poteet HS Interact Club with their Nacho and Pink Lemonade booth at the Poteet Strawberry Festival.

Fair Oaks Ranch Interact Rejuvenated
After several years of COVID delays and challenges, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch has successfully reconstituted the Interact Club at Champion High School in Boerne. Pictured at the recent reactivation ceremony are the Rotary Club Youth Committee leaders along with the new Interact student members.
First Responders Lunch
We love honoring our 1st responders!

Plants for NEISD Serna Elementary School
March 27 - 31, 2023 was Beautify Serna Week at San Antonio NEISD's Serna Elementary School. The Airport Rotary Club donated soil and plants for the entray way project. Club Secretary Pete Siegel delivered the topsoil and the plumbago and red yucca plants. Parents and teachers donated the other plants seen in the photo.

San Marcos Rotary Awards Scholarships
The Rotary Club of San Marcos awarded scholarships to nine area seniors from San Marcos High School and Hill Country Christian School. The awards are for the 2023-2024 school year. Students may use the scholarships for either college or vocational education programs.
Rotarians Come Together To Serve
Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered alongside with their fellow Rotarians in the Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club at the 13th annual GRASP Western Night on Thursday, March 16th.  
4H Club Receives Donation
Canyon Lake, President Max El Tawil presents a $500 Check to Canyon Lake's local 4H Club.  
Alamo Heights HS Interact Club at Alamo Heights Night
Once again the Alamo Heights High School Interact Club officers were on hand to put smiles on the faces of the children who came out to AH Night year. . The Interactors have been providing temporary tattoes to the children for several years now. The club is sponsored by the Alamo Heights Rotary Club.

Beautifying Ridgeview Elementary School
Three Members of the Airport Rotary Club were joined by a member of the E-Club of Rotary District 5840 gathered with teachers and families at Ridgeview Elementary School on March 25, 2023. We clipped, trimmed, raked, and help clean the campus. The Yellow Bell Esparanzas we planted several years ago survived the freezes and are growing.
Sharing Our Vision For Service Above Self
The Rotary Club of Randolph Metrocom showed up BIG to promote "Service Above Self" at The Chamber Luncheon held on April 18, 2023 where Non-Profit Organizations set up booths to Promote their organization.
Rotarians and Scouts - A Good Match
The Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) are the proud sponsors of Boerne Scout Troop 102 and Pack 102. Rotarian Rick Swinghamer is the Chartered Organization Representative of Troop 102 and Pack 102 in Boerne.
Beeville Rotary Recruits High School Volunteers
Here are two active Beeville Rotarians, Lola Castro, and Madeline Madden, recruiting ACC Jones High School volunteers to help with our "Service Above Self" projects.
Interact Clubs in Tanzania Initiate Sustainable Soap Making Project
Students at seven public schools in Katoma, Tanzania, were trained in making liquid soap this month by the Karagwe Rotary Club.  
Upcoming Events
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2023 – May 31, 2023
San Marco's Golf Tournament
Double J Ranch Golf Club
May 12, 2023
Club Membership Chair Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting
May 18, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training
Spring Creek United Methodist Church
May 20, 2023 8:30 AM
Rotary International Convention, Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
Peace Fellowships Applications Due
May 31, 2023
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