April 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins April Message
The Rotary 5840 District Conference on 6 May is fast approaching. Please sign up as soon as possible as seats are limited. This conference is for all Rotarians and serves as a celebration of the Rotary year. The Conference will be at the UTSA Sports complex with UTSC Coach Carol Torok as guest speaker.
Rotary Leadership Institute Training - May 20th
There will be a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on Saturday, May 20th, 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.
World Immunization Week: Vaccines Save Lives
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join us in advocating for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work.
How to Create a People Of Action Campaign
Promote your Club and inspire your Community easily by using the "People Of Action" Campaign developed by Rotary International. It is not difficult - only takes 2 steps:

Rotary Club of New Braunfels Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2023
Rotary Club of New Braunfels will be hosting the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2023 on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00-6:00PM at the Comal County Fairgrounds. HCCBF will feature 30+ Texas Hill Country breweries, 150+ types of beer, entertainment by Soul Sessions and 3 Man Front, and assorted food trucks. Limited VIP tickets are available until sold out. HCCBF is presented by The Original Black's Barbecue. For more information, sponsorships, and tickets go to https://www.hccbf.com.
Eagle Scout recognized by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR)
Pete Siegel, District 5840 IFSR Coordinator presented the IFSR Eagle Scout Recognition Certificate to Eagle Scout Kurt Krueger at his Court of Honor on February 25, 2023. Kurt is a member of Scouts BSA Troop 90 which is chartered to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
Rotarians Help to Clean Up Cibolo Creek
This past month members of the Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) were once again serving their community. The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” was exemplified by their picking up of garbage along the banks and in the waters of Cibolo Creek.
San Marcos Casino Night Raises Money for Youth Serving Nonprofits
The Rotary Club of San Marcos hosted a Casino Night fundraiser on March 4 to raise funds for youth serving nonprofits in San Marcos.
Celebrating our Legacy Members
The Rotary Club of San Antonio had the great privilege to recognize two members celebrating milestone years of of service. Melvin Mitchell was honored for reaching 60 years of Rotary service. Melvin was joined on stage by his son Lane, daughter-in-law Charlotte and granddaughter Molly who are all Rotarians in our club.

Rotary Club of New Braunfels' Meurin Honored with Besserung Award
Kathy Meurin was awarded the Besserung Award at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce's 104th Annual Banquet on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Rotary Day SA at McAllister Park
The Rotary Club of San Antonio was honored to host Rotary Day SA at McAllister Park as part of the week of service. We had over 140 volunteers from 13 different Rotary clubs and five Interact clubs. We mulched, painted and picked up tons of trash. What a great expression of Rotary's People of Action! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event. We're also grateful for all the kind words of thanks we received from patrons of the park.
District 5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club Supports Students for Golf Tournament
The Program for Excellence in Selling Spring Golf Open Tournament is an event held to provide real-world selling experience to upcoming business professionals who are part of an advanced sales training program.
Blanco County Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament
The Rotary Club of Blanco County is sponsoring its annual Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 1st, at Blanco’s Vaaler Creek Golf Course.

District's Rotary Day of Service Week - Fredericksburg
Club member Mike Elvir again spearheaded a Highway Beautification Breakfast on Saturday, March 4. Members picked up many bags of trash along our two-mile stretch of Highway 290 West and enjoyed fellowship and breakfast tacos provided by Donna Elmore and the Interact club members from Fredericksburg High School.
Beeville Spring Project
A team of Rotarians distributed eggs at the Vineyard (a local Beeville non-profit) to those in need of food assistance in Beeville. Farm Fresh Eggs were purchased by the Beeville Rotary Club from the Amaral Ranch, LLC who generously gave of their time to deliver the eggs to the Rotarian team, assuring safe delivery.

Fair Oaks Ranch Easter Egg Hunt
There were smiles everywhere on the kids (little and big) as the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch assisted with the city's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Brightly painted eggs and children lit up the park and made for a wonderful spring celebration enjoyed by all, thanks to our dedicated "People of Action"!

Interact Club of Pleasanton
The Interact Club of Pleasanton (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton) held it's first student-run meeting! This is the first year of the club and it is led by an all-girl Board of Directors. During this school year the club has already hosted three service projects and taught the 40-member club the Four Way Test. They will finish out the school year with two more service projects.
4th Annual R.A.T Race - April 29th
Please join us for our 4th Annual R.A.T. Race on April 29, 2023. Proceeds Benefit Local and International Charities.

Rolling for a Roadster
Kerrville Morning Rotary is holding a very unique fundraiser for the benefit of a worthy young lady as proceeds will go toward the purchase of a car, which will allow her to get to work and to school. She is an overcomer and high achiever and we are excited to help her with not only the car but with her education as well!
We decided a putting contest would be something novel as there are lots of actual golf events, which are great, however not everyone can swing and hit a golf ball, but everyone can putt! We will hold three separate contests as each event is limited to 27 - 2 person teams. We start with our Co-Ed event, followed by Skilled and finally Open.

Upcoming Fundraiser - Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival
Fredericksburg Rotary Club is presenting the 2nd Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival on June 9 and 10th at Downtown Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, Texas. Sponsors, volunteers and attendees are needed. For more information and to purchase tickets please see our website: https://fbgcraftbeerfestival.com/. If you would like to sponsor or volunteer please email Debbie at debbie.sultemeier@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!
Upcoming Events
April Theme: Environmental Month
Apr 01, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023
Alamo Heights Night
Apr 21, 2023
San Angelo Sunrise's RAT Race
Apr 29, 2023
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2023 – May 31, 2023
District Conference & Club Leader Training
UTSA Sports Complex
May 06, 2023
San Marco's Golf Tournament
Double J Ranch Golf Club
May 12, 2023
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