December 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins December Message

True Story "The Little Round Rotary Wheel".

If someone looked at me today they would never know me as a young boy and the difficulties. They would never know the difficult times and tears. They would never know a time of grief and sorrow. As a young boy (about 7 years old), I remember getting visits from several people in the Children’s home that I lived in.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - Jan 7
There will be a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the Spring Creek United Methodist Church, 28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd, Fair Oaks, TX 78015.  The institute is $50 and is open to all Rotarians. Click to Register.
Reasons to Attend the 2023 RI Convention - Melbourne 
Here are a few reasons why you should attend the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
Member Spotlight Promotion
Your Public Image team is excited to announce a new tool "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT" template that will help Clubs promote current members! Submit your member's photo and we will send you back the graphic, then you post on your website and/or social media. When posting, don't forget to tag the District (@RotaryDistrict5840) and use hashtags #District5840Family #WeAreRotary and (include your Club Hashtag).

Become A People Of Action Club!

You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action - telling and showing the public how you make a positive difference in your community.
Beeville's Christmas Service Project
The annual Uncommon Table Brunch with Santa was a fun service project.  Volunteer story readers from the Beeville Rotary Club and the BISD Interact Club joined with Texian Books to delight the children with stories about Christmas.  Breakfast was Crème Brulee French Toast.  Yummy! Santa knows that all attending the breakfast are on Santa’s good list. 

The Rotary Ice Rink is Back!
The Rotary Club of San Antonio is pleased to announce the Rotary Ice Rink presented by Valero will be back bigger and better this season. The Rotary Ice Rink is scheduled for November 18 - January 16, 2023 at Travis Park.
Beeville Rotary Thanks Local Veterans for Their Service
The Beeville Rotary Club partnered with JJP Family Clinic to host a luncheon honoring local veterans on Saturday, November 12th.  Several Beeville Rotary Club and Beeville Interact Club members participated by serving food and talking to the veterans and their families.  Most of all, our Beeville Rotarians thanked the veterans for their service.

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
We had a great turnout for our Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. We had 120 plus Veterans and 25 Rotarian’s in attendance. A huge thank you to the Hill Country Veterans Center for hosting and to El Sombrero de Jalisco for the yummy tacos. 🌮🇺🇸❤️🤍💙
#veteransday2022 #VeteranAppreciation #rotaryclubofkerrville #navy #marines #airforce #army #coastguard

San Marcos Presents $5,000 Gift to School Fuel
San Marcos Rotary presented a check for $5,000 to San Marcos School Fuel on November 16. School Fuel provides K-8 students with food to take home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.
District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children
The District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children sponsored by the D5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club was led by Amy Barag and JoAnn Browne. Rotarians who attended the 2022 District Conference filled150 backpacks filled with various hygiene products, combs, brushes, quilts, dental products, journals, Walmart gift cards and snacks.

Food Drive in Fair Oaks Ranch
Rotarians from the Fair Oaks Ranch Club, along with their family members, participated in a neighborhood food drive to ensure all families served by the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministry in Boerne were able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

Oak Hills Sponsors MUNSA Pancake Supper
Oak Hills Rotary sponsored the Annual Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) pancake supper held at the International School of the Americas. It was a success! We prepared over 300 dinners for the event. The cooking was done by 8 Rotarians and 20 MUNSA students. The event raised over $1,500 for the MUNSA travel fund.

Pearl Rotarians help ThriveWell Cancer Foundation reach goal of $100,000
Pearl Rotarians Rudy Rubio III and Andres Trevino volunteered for 7 hours at ThriveWell Cancer Foundation's annual Healing Hearts Telethon. They accepted incoming phone calls of donors to help reach their goal of $100,000. This year's location was at FOX 29's TV station, which broadcasted the Telethon across the entire South Central region of Texas. Learn more about ThriveWell's mission and impact at

Bountiful Blessings 2022
Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis held their annual Bountiful Blessing on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Rotarians served hot meals to Veterans and Senior Citizens in the Hondo Community, in addition some Rotarians delivered some meals to home bound seniors. This is a much needed project in our area, and a project our Club looks forward to every year.

First in the Nation for Teachers
Chester W. Nimitz Middle School (NEISD) gets nation’s first Immersive Biophilic ReCharge room for schools. San Antonio North Central Rotary Club has designed and donated the nation’s first immersive biophilic Serenity and ReCharge room to the teachers and staff at North East Independent School District’s Chester W. Nimitz Middle School/STEM Academy.

District Governor Presents Awards
DG Dwayne Hopkins took the opportunity of his visit to The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch to present them with their recently announced "Club of the Year" award for 2021-2022. He also honored Past President Greg Maxton for being named "President of the Year" for the same period; along with other club accolades in Service Projects, Membership, Public Image, and Foundation support.
$10,000 Gold Raffle Annual Fundraiser
A GOLD Rush at Oak Hills Rotary Club!  A chance to win $10,000 in Gold, however, in this raffle, it is best to be last. The last chip pulled wins $10,000 in Gold!
Upcoming Events
San Antonio's Rotary Ice Rink
Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 16, 2023
Dec. Theme: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
Dec 01, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022
Deadline for Early Bird Registration RI Melbourne
Dec 15, 2022
By-name club membership MUST be up-to-date
Dec 31, 2022
Club Election results for 2020-2021 for Officers
Dec 31, 2022
January Theme: Vocational Service Month
Jan 01, 2023 – Jan 31, 2023
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