November 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Xavier Toson's November Message
Dear Rotarians,
Welcome to November! This month, we emphasize the importance and need to support and celebrate The Rotary Foundation (TRF)! Did you know that every dollar contributed to the TRF funds humanitarian and educational programs and operations? Throughout our district, clubs apply each year for grants that help them carry out worthy projects around the globe.
Monica Gutierrez Selected DG 2023-24
District Governor Xavier Toson and the District 5840 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Monica Gutierrez of the Rotary Club of San Antonio North Central as the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2023.
District Virtual Town Hall - Rotary Foundation
Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30PM for our Virtual District Town Hall. Our guest speakers are PDG Jerry Hardy, Foundation Chair and Major Gifts Chair Amy Bawcom. Must register to receive Zoom link.
Thanksgiving Day Service Project
We invite you to join fellow D5840 Rotarians in a Thanksgiving Day Service Project. We are partnering with Meals on Wheels Texas to deliver warm greetings and Thanksgiving meals to the elderly and disabled population in our communities.
District-wide PolioPlus Christmas Card Fundraiser 
As you may have heard or read, there are a couple of major District 5840 PolioPlus fundraising initiatives. The one described here is the sales and purchase of PolioPlus themed Christmas cards for a donation $10.00.
Rotary Super Hero Challenge
We are challenging all Clubs to Test Your Rotary Super Powers .. and EARN prizes!! Each MISSION equips your club with "super powers" to MAXIMIZE your CLUB's potential .... faster & easier! See here for details on the Challenge and how to test your Super Powers
Fredericksburg Morning Making A Difference
Fredericksburg Morning Rotary has donated $5000 to Mision De Candelilla for the purpose of purchasing a slightly used Ultrasound machine to aid in their medical clinics in Mexico. Rotary District 5840 also donated $5000 to bring the total to $10,000 to complete the purchase. 
Service to the Community at Rotary Park 

The Rotary Club of Del Rio has partnered with the Del Rio Parks and Recreation Department to make numerous improvements to Rotary Park. This included projects such as installing a very popular splash pad to offer water fun for kids of all ages, purchasing playground equipment for children of all abilities, installing two park benches, renovating the restroom facilities, planting shrubs & trees, and installing water fountains.  

Veteran's Breakfast
Kerrville Rotary will once again host a Veterans' Breakfast event on Nov. 6 at the Hill Country Veterans Center to honor our local active military and military veterans in advance of Veterans' Day.
You are invited to join us from 8-9:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Once again this year, the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 
Randolph Metrocom Sponsors Tri-County Chamber Mixer
The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club sponsored the Tri-County Chamber mixer, which was held on Thursday, October 22nd at  The Hilton Garden Inn in Live Oak.
San Antonio's CASA Service Project
San Antonio Rotary Club donated and packaged over 300 bags of candy for our friends at Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA).  CASA Volunteers and Staff will hand these out on Halloween to the children they help.
Highway Clean-Up in San Angelo 
San Angelo Rotarians showed up early to clean up trash along the highway. 11 Rotarians collected 14 bags of trash in one hour on October 10th!
Polio Free World Day at Winston
The Winston Interact Club celebrated Polio Free World Day on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Club set up a Polio Information Display the week leading up to Polio Free World Day and collected $200 for the polio drive.
Rotary Banners In Canyon Lake
Every year the Canyon Lake Rotary Club searches for places in the community to display our large banners.
CoART, Rotary Partner to Provide Funds for Vape Detectors at BHS
The Blanco Coalition of Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of Substance Abuse (CoAPT), in partnership with the Blanco County Rotary Club, recently presented Blanco High School Principal Patrick Hinson a check for $9,000 for the purpose of purchasing vape detectors for the high school.
Corazon Ministries Service Project
San Antonio Rotary Club members gathered this last Saturday to sort jeans and package hygiene to hand out to the homeless served by Corazon Ministries.
Lone Star RLI - Part II - Final Session 10-6-2020
D5840 members involved with recently concluded Lone Star Rotary Leadership Part II session included:
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Fair Park
Members of Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, the City of Fredericksburg, Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks, and the community gathered at the groundbreaking for a new playground at Old Fair Park. 
Alamo Heights Night 2021
Alamo Heights Night 2021, an official Fiesta event, is scheduled on the first Friday night of San Antonio Fiesta 2021 on April 16. It is not to early  for any of our Rotary Districts' Clubs to sign up for a booth at the event. Details are on our event website, .With the cancellation of Fiesta 2020, the annual Alamo Heights Night in 2020 was also cancelled.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Three New Members
The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) recently welcomed three new members to the club. 
San Angelo Rotarians Raise over $2,000 for PolioPlus
Rotarians in San Angelo raised over $2,000 for PolioPlus at a backyard mixer fundraiser at the beautiful home of Keith Mortimore.
Upcoming Events
November Theme - Rotary Foundation
Nov 01, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020
World Interact Week
Nov 02, 2020 – Nov 06, 2020
District Virtual Town Hall - Rotary Foundation
Zoom Meeting
Nov 05, 2020 6:30 PM
New Braunfel's Potato Pancake Fundraiser
Nov 07, 2020 11:30 AM –
Nov 08, 2020 7:00 PM
IRS Form 990 due to IRS (all clubs)
Nov 15, 2020
Global Grant Scholarship Applications Due
Nov 20, 2020
San Antonio Mission Trail's Virtual Charity Ride
Nov 21, 2020 – Dec 05, 2020
December Theme - Disease & Prevention Treatment
Dec 01, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
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