December 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Xavier Toson's December Message
Season’s Greetings: December Is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Did you know that over 800 million people (almost 12 percent of the world’s population) spent at least 10 percent of their household budgets to pay for health care? Also, more than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. As Rotarians, we aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care, especially in underdeveloped areas.
The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity
Some brands are recognized around the world just by their logos. When people see the logo, they instantly know what it means and what to expect from the product. Building that kind of visual recognition requires effort, including years of using a logo widely and consistently. Companies work at this because earning that global recognition benefits their business.
PolioPlus Christmas Cards Are Ready to Ship
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.
The Mini LIbrary Project is Moving Along - Join Us
By now you probably heard of the district wide initiative to build 100 mini libraries around the district. Here are the steps and activities needed to build and install a mini library. See the photo above showing what installation was like for Alamo Ranch at Gardopia.
Super Hero Challenge Mission I  - Strengthening Rotary's Brand
Calling all Rotarians! The first mission for the Rotary Super Hero Challenge is to "Strenthen the Rotary Brand". The test is to create your Club's Rotary Masterbrand logo. See this article for the Importance of the Rotary Visual Identity. For this task, Step 1:  Log-in to My Rotary and navigate to the Brand Center. If you already have a Club Rotary Masterbrand, fantastic (skip to the final step)! 
Annual Fund Raffle 2021
For the survey, we had 251 responses: 2 blank , 1 for the cruise , Package One 16 votes, Package Two  47 votes, Package Three  76 votes,  Package Four 109 votes
Halloween Golf Tournament
Hondo/D'Hanis Rotary Club hosted a Halloween Golf Tournament at our local golf course.
Fair Oaks Ranch Veterans’ Day Program Features Local Community Leaders
Texas Veterans Commission Chairperson Laura Koerner served as the guest speaker at the annual Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club Veterans’ Day Salute on November 11th. at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club.
Rotary Club Gives Away Free Books
The Rotary Club of Wimberley handed out free books on Halloween in front of  A Fit Plan.
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast 
On November 6, Kerrville Rotary hosted 49 veterans and their guests to a wonderful breakfast and fellowship at our Veterans Breakfast event held at the Hill Country Veterans Center.
Rotary Club and Education Foundation Assist Blanco Elementary School
The Rotary Club of Blanco County (RCBC) in partnership with the Blanco Education Foundation (BEF) recently presented the Blanco Elementary School Safety Patrol Coordinator, Mrs. Mary Jane Hill, 
Morning Rotary Helps Provide Meals for Veterans Locally and State-Wide
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning recently partnered with local philanthropist and evangelist Danny Bezet of the Texas Hill Country Chapter of the Christian Bowhunters of America (CBA), and Mike Cagle, of Honor Veterans Now, Meals for Vets, to support veterans in the Texas Hill Country and across the state.
Rotary Loves Readers Winner Announced
We are happy to announce the winner and runner up of the first Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to write letters to the editor of the newspaper about the importance of our community library. 
Mini Library Installation
The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch partnered with Gardopia Gardens in the mission of promoting and supporting literary. On November 21, 2020, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch installed their very first Free Mini Library.
Kerrville Morning Rotartian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County Supports Chris
The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning recently provided lunch for the interns, staff and volunteers at the Christian Women’s Job Corps, Kerr County (CWJC). Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Rotarians were unable to join the interns for the meal.
Dominion Rotary Toy Drive
Photo from the San Antonio at the Dominion's toy drive for the Children's Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.  Pictured (L-R) are D5840 Sect. Jo Ann Browne, Club Community Projects Chair Christina Gutierrez and Event Co-Organizer Darcee Grivel, D5840 Early Act Chair.
Mission School Supply Drop Complete
The Eagle Pass Rotary Club purchased school supplies for two elementary schools: Ray H. Darr  and Pete Gallegos Elementaries. 
Upcoming Events
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
Global Grant Scholarship Interviews
Dec 05, 2020
Kerrville's Blood Drive
Hill Country Youth Event Center
Dec 08, 2020
San Antonio Airport's Willie Spirit Day Fundraiser
Willie's Grill & Icehouse - Hill Country Location
Dec 08, 2020
Deadline for Early Bird Registration for RI Taipei
Dec 15, 2020
Alamo Heights 17th Annual Holiday Decoration
Dec 16, 2020 – Dec 19, 2020
District Virtual Town Hall - Disease Prevention
Virtual Meeting
Dec 17, 2020 6:30 PM
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