January 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins January Message
A Rotary Story “Dinner With Rotary friend Yale “Buzz” Trustin and His Wife Litzie Trustin”. You never knew who you may be sitting with at a Rotary event. In fact, I would say every single member in Rotary is important. We need all people of different ages, background, gender, race, cultural, experiences and ability to form an amazing organization. This is a story of one such Rotarian (mentor) whom I learned so much.
Winston Interact at St. Nicholas Ball
The Winston School Interact Club helped set up for the St. Nicholas Ball, a Catholic Charities fundraiser at the J.W. Marriott Resort on December 2nd & 3rd, 2022.
14th Annual "Romantic Rendezvous"
Canyon Lake Rotary is sponsoring a Dinner Dance Saturday, February 11th at the New Braunfels Civic Center. 
Wrappin' With Jack
Members of the Winston School Interact Club volunteered at "Wrappin' With Jack" on December 6, 2022 at the Blue Bonnet Palace in Selma, Tx.
Beeville Rotary Club's First Annual Health and Wellness Fair
The Beeville Rotary Club’s First Annual Health and Wellness Fair surpassed our expectations. Thank you, Beeville!!
Students at Travis Elementary in San Marcos had a fundraiser to collect money for a Travis Scholarship that would be awarded in the spring to a San Marcos high school senior who had attended Travis. 
Gonzales' Breakfast with Santa
The Gonzales Rotary Club #3850 hosted its annual "Breakfast with Santa" Fundraiser as part of the Gonzales' Winterfest activities.
Annual Toy Drive and Wellness visit to Piedres Negras
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Club members (From left to right) Tom Brayshaw, Christina Gonzalez, Cindy Turner, Leslie Moeller, Kelly Graham (with Mision de Candelilla), Gayle Ramsay and Lorie Kobar made the trip to Piedras Negras to take toys for the children and conduct wellness checks on them. While there, participants enjoy a lunch with members the Rotary club of Piedras Negras.

Rotary's Kingdom for Kids
The Rotary Club of San Antonio is celebrating 25 years of creating safe places for children to play through the Kingdom for Kids project.
New Braunfels Making Spirits Bright for Families in Need
Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently completed their newest service project, Making Spirits Bright – a holiday giving program that provided Christmas gifts and meals to local families in need.
Breakfast With Santa
"Service Over Self" isn't just a motto for the Boerne Noontime Rotarians. It's a guiding principle and why they host "Breakfast With Santa" every year. This December over 100 children enjoyed a great meal cooked by Rotarians, decorated cookies, and got to visit with Santa and take home a special gift purchased by the Boerne Noontime Rotarian "Elves".

Boerne Sunrise Rotary Interact Club
Boerne Sunrise Rotary has sponsored the creation of an Interact Club at Boerne High School.

Thanksgiving Community Service
Approximately 300 local families received a freshly prepared whole turkey dinner thanks to the Annual Turkey Fry conducted by the Christian Men of Boerne and Hill Country Family Services. The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch is always honored to participate in this wonderful event to assist those in need in the Boerne and surrounding area.
Pearl Rotarians and students of Antonian HS Feed the Homeless in Downtown San Antonio
On Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, the Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl joined with young volunteers from local Antonian High School to hand out food, including plates of lasagna and salad, as well as essentials, such as feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, and blankets.

Sweethearts Dance & Scholarship Fundraiser
Our club provides a dream scholarship to select students of Seguin and Navarro schools n the their freshman year.

Wrapping Up The Season
Another successful year of giving was wrapped up by the Rotary Club of San Antonio South. The club sponsored four families from the local Pre-K for SA school, with presents for the families' children and a $125 H-E-B gift card for the parents. The evening included Santa Claus and dinner.

Fredericksburg Rotary Club Delivers Gifts to Over 700 Children
The Fredericksburg Noon Rotary Club, in association with the USMC, sponsors the Gillespie County Toys for Tots program.
New Braunfels Completes International Wellness Trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico
Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently completed an international wellness trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, where they checked the health and wellness of 40 local children at two local schools, and provided them with Christmas gifts.
Continued Work on Needs Project
Fredericksburg-Nimitz club members Mike Strolle and Jimmy Culp continue their work on the Hill Country Needs Council project helping to make a manufactured home accessible for a young mother of 5 confined to a wheelchair. They finished work on the ramp in the front of the trailer and are now working on a deck for the back side.
Blue Santa Event
What a great day! Blue Santa 2022! KPD and the KCPAAA, the Kerrville Rotary Club and other amazing volunteers came together to make Christmas better for many Hill Country families!
Stone Oak's 10th Annual Casino Royale
Mark your calendar for the RC of Stone Oak's 10th Annual Casino Royale on Saturday, March 25th. For more information email stoneoakrotarysa@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events
San Antonio's Rotary Ice Rink
Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 16, 2023
January Theme: Vocational Service Month
Jan 01, 2023 – Jan 31, 2023
Jan 13, 2023 – Jan 16, 2023
Boerne's Casino Night
Mark Motors
Jan 21, 2023
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb 01, 2023 – Feb 28, 2023
Canyon Lake's 14th Annual "Romantic Rendezvous"
Feb 11, 2023
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Del Rio
New Braunfels
San Antonio North Central
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