June 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Xavier’s Final Message – A Year in Review!
It’s been a pleasure serving as District Governor for the 2020-21 Rotary year! My family and I have enjoyed meeting new and existing members of our great District. Although our year brought many challenges, changes, and hurdles to overcome, I’m happy we did it together! Together is the only way we can continue to make the world a better place. Despite our differences and opinions, Rotarians have answered the call to serve with excellence. I cannot think of a better organization to serve where members strive to align themselves with the 4-Way Test and the Object of Rotary. Our guiding principles keep us grounded, help us self-reflect, and build a better environment for those we encounter.
You're Invited to DG Kristy Vandenberg's Installation
Make plans to join us on Tuesday, June 22 at 6PM for the installation of District Governor Kristy Vandenberg. Open to all Rotarians! The event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Kerrville will be held at the Rails - A Cafe at the Depot, 615 E Schreiner St, Kerrville, TX 78028. This is a free event (cash bar available) however we are asking you to RSVP by June 15th. We are limited to 200 attendees. Dress: casual no shorts. Bring your own name tags from your Clubs. Register Here.
Final Grant Management Training 
We will host our "Last and Final Chance - District Grant Training" on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:30PM. For those clubs who have not completed the required training, please have your representatives present for this training
District Raffle Winners
The drawing was held on May 8 in Fredericksburg at 10 am.   Interact members of the Fredericksburg High School Interact Club pulled the tickets.   District Governor Xavier Toson posted the drawing live on the District 5840 Facebook page. PDG Judy Hutcherson was the recorder and PDG John Hutcherson was the mixer.
Rotary Super Hero Challenge Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the following Clubs that won in the final Rotary Super Hero Challenge Raffle: Eagle Pass, San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio Mission Trails. Each Club won $500! 
Annual Fund Raffle
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Rotary Clubs of District 5840 for the fantastic raffle sale.  6920 tickets were in the hopper when we began drawing the winners.   That translates to $69,200 fo the Annual Fund.   A big THANK YOU also goes out to the Foundation Chairs in each club for handling the ticket sales and sending the money and reports to the RI Foundation.
District Rotary Foundation News
It’s end of year wrap-up reporting time for the 55 district grants supporting humanitarian projects of our district clubs. Thank you all for responding to our need for accountability and transparency. We’ll put a recap on the district website by summer’s end.
Successful Cow Patty Bingo Fundraiser
The Pleasanton Rotary Club made the front page of our local newspaper with their Cow Patty Bing event at Ropin at the River. They raised about $3,000.00 to be used for student scholarships.
Wimberley's Danforth Rotary Loves Readers Contest
The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce the winner and runner up of the fourth and final Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year. 
San Marcos Rotary Awards 11 Scholarships
The Rotary Club of San Marcos awarded $20,750 in scholarships this spring to San Marcos Academy, SMCISD High School, and Hill Country Christian School seniors.
Randolph Metrocom's Essential Workers Event
You're invited to attend the Randolph Metrocom's Essential Workers Event Casino Night on July 22 at 6(M to 9PM at the Blue Bonnet Palace in Selma. No cover charge! Free appetizers for everyone.
Rotary Logos at a Glance
Need some help with your clubs Public Image? Am I using the right logo? Where do I get the logo? Your D5840 Public Image Chair, Liane Garrett is happy to ZOOM with you to answer any questions and assist you. Send her an email to set up a time to talk or to zoom.
Rotary Club of Blanco County Awards Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Blanco County recently announced the award of $1000 scholarships to four deserving high school seniors, two from Blanco High School and two from LBJ High School in Johnson City. 
Rotary Village Mother's Day Luncheon 
On Friday, May 7, 2021, the residents of Rotary Village, which has senior low-income housing apartments, enjoyed an outdoor Mother's Day Luncheon with the help of the Del Rio Rotary Club and other agencies such as La Vida Serena Nursing & Rehabilitation and Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Help Support Cuero's Turkey Shoot
CUERO ROTARY CLUB, celebrating its 100th anniversary of charter from May 1, 1921, will host it’s annual TURKEY SHOOT & RAFFLE Saturday June 19th 10am-3pm at the Cuero Sportsman Club, 902 East Bailey Street off FM 1447 (Bailey Street).
Proceeds from the event will assist Cuero Rotary Club in funding of their annual $6,000 award of academic-vocational scholarships to graduates of Cuero High School, pledges to C.A.M.A.L. House (food bank), and other services in the community of youth and adult needs.
Wimberley Rotary Scholarship Recipients
The Wimberley High School Scholarship winners for spring 2021 are Emily Cook (2 year scholarship) and Daniela Perez  (1year). The Wimberley Rotary scholarship committee of Jean Morris, Daina Slover, and Iris Campbell reviewed a qualified field of entrants and made the difficult decision based not just on academics but also on community and school service and family circumstances.
Eagle Scout Recognition
Scouts BSA Troop 501 celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary on May 15, 2021, with a picnic and recognition ceremony at the Alamo Area Council's McGimsey Scout Park.
You're Invited to San Antonio's Don Strange Party
The Rotary Club of San Antonio invites you to join them June 23 from 6PM-10PM for DON STRANGE OUTSIDE AT THE WITTE. Great food, drinks, live music! Sounds like lots of fun! For more information: http://www.rotarysa.org/events/current-fundraising-events/
16th Annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo
Get ready for the fun in Del Rio on Independence Day Weekend! The event kicks off with a Block Party on Friday July 2nd on Main Street. The rodeo will be held on Saturday July 3 & Sunday July 4th at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds.
Canypn Lake Supports Food Pantry
Last month, the Canyon Lake Rotary Club ordered and paid for a new lift truck and metal racks for the Community Resource and Recreation Center’s Food Pantry in Sattler.
Scholarship Tournament Pays Big Dividends
The Rotary club of San Antonio South awarded nine students from southside high schools with $9000 in scholarship money.
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Sets Out to Partner with a Rotary Club in Indore, India for a Global Grant
In September of 2018 Cheri Armstrong along with her husband Bill were invited by Roarian, Mr. Shaju Easo (Chicago, IL) to visit India in hopes of finding a club to partner with to invest $2500 of  The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club’s money into a global grant. 
Eagle Pass Rotary Club Celebrates Swing Set Installation
On Monday, May 17th, the City of Eagle Pass and and Eagle Pass Rotary Club celebrated the installation of a new swing set for their park along with an inclusive swing.
Rotary Club San Antonio West Recognizes New PHF+3
Pictured receiving his Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin is John Wendt, who in turn is using a district grant to supplement scholarships his committee from the Rotary Club of San Antonio West is awarding to Interactors from Southwest Legacy High School.  Making the presentation is PDG Jerry Hardy.
Paul Harris Fundraiser in San Angelo
The San Angelo Rotary Club held a fundraiser at the home of one of the Rotarians in May. The poolside mixer was for Rotarians and spouses. Also, two Rotarians received their Paul Harris pins.
Upcoming Events
Alamo Ranch's 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair
Jun 01, 2021 – Jun 05, 2021
June Theme - Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021
Blanco County's Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournamen
Vaaler Creek Golf Course
Jun 07, 2021
Rotary International Virtual Convention
Virtual Meeting
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
Jun 17, 2021 6:30 PM
Cuero's Turkey Shoot
Cuero Sportsman Club
Jun 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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