September 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins September Message
In August, I shared stories with the Rotary Clubs of Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Ballinger, Uvalde and the Dominion. I am inspired by those great Rotarians and those pictured today who are making a difference in their communities.
Early Bird Registration for District Conference
Join Rotary District 5840 as we celebrate how Rotary Changes Lives!!! Three great experiences in one!  Attend the Rotary District 5840 Conference Nov 9-11 at the Y.O. Ranch Resort & Conference Center in Kerrville and experience a great Texas hotel and one of a kind Museum of Western Art. Learn more about Rotary and have a great time networking. 
Volunteers Needed for Wonderland
Volunteers and donations needed! Here is the link for volunteer sign up:
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 President of Rotary International
Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Fans for Seniors
According to data from the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), at least six Texas cities with the longest historical record have had their hottest summer.
Interact Clubs Supports to Staff the Bus
The Winston School and South San Interact Clubs participated in Stuff the Bus on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

Successful Supply Drive
The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch had a very successful back to school supply drive in support of a back-to-school event providing backpacks, school supplies, and other needed items for young boys and girls.

"Family Fest" School Supplies Give-Away
Rotary joined Family Fest Host, the Community Recreation and Resource Center, in delivering supplies to area kids helping them prepare for a return to school. CLRC President Max El Tawil is shown with the local school mascot at the ready to pass out backpacks full of supplies.

Oak Hills Rotary at Clark High School
Oak Hills Rotary Club visits Clark High School to re-establish the Interact Club. Pictured is Rotarian Rick Tarbell attending a meeting with school resource leaders to discuss the benefits and scholarship opportunities.

Edu-Care Package To Our Teachers
or the last 4 years Beeville Rotary Club has provided school supplies to the Beeville ISD teachers and this year the supplies were delivered to 2 Beeville private school system.

Beer Fest Funds Benefit Shelter
Fredericksburg Rotary Club Foundation on Monday donated a portion of its proceeds from the first Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival to The Grace Center, a 36-bed facility being constructed as a domestic violence shelter.

UGRA River Clean
On Saturday July 23rd, Kerrville Morning Rotary participated in the annual UGRA River Clean.

School Resource Rally Project
As a community partner, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch assisted the Boerne ISD with their annual Resource Rally ensuring families had the appropriate medical attention and supplies needed to successfully start the new school year. Over 300 students and parents were provided a multitude of products and services that were generously donated by local businesses and individuals.

Great Western Cattle Trail Marker Lands in Pleasanton
Jeff Bearden, Co-Chair of the Vernon Rotary Club "Marking the Great Western Trail" project (standing second to left), presented Pleasanton with a cattle trail marker.

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking
In August, The Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking, The Rotary Club of Blanco County, and The Blanco Chamber of Commerce hosted two presentations on human trafficking for Blanco County business and community leaders.
Sister Club Receives School Supplies
The Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary provided school supplies for the children of Piedras Negras for the upcoming school year.
Fundraiser at Panda Express
Join us on Sunday, September 4th , from 10:30 am - 9:30pm at PANDA EXPRESS @ 32707 SE Military Dr #104 San Antonio, Texas 78223! Enjoy delicious food and support our Bike Ride! 20% of your purchase will be donated to MTR Charities! To listen learn more about Mission Trail Rotrary,

Welcoming Franz Leadership Academy Back to School
Rotary eClub of San Antonio played a significant part on August 17, 2022 in welcoming Franz Leadership Academy students back to school, with school supplies in a mini parade. The parents were overjoyed with the love and support that the Rotary eClub of San Antonio showed toward the school and community kicking off our Service Project Light Up Literacy which marks the 5th year of this project.
Handmade Pillows for Uvalde Victim's Families 
Las Vegas After Hours Rotary Club joined the Uvalde Rotary. They came down to deliver handmade pillows to parents of the victims Uvalde Rotary help put the pillow covers on and arranged/ hosted the meeting Aug 25 at the El Progress Memorial Library
San Marcos Packs School Supplies for Children
Twenty-four San Marcos Rotarians and community members packaged school supplies for nine villages in Northern Mexico and child serving nonprofits in San Marcos on August 26. The supplies will be delivered by Mision de Candella, based in Fredericksburg, which provides free health care services to the villages.
Uvalde teachers are granted their wish list for back-to-school items
The Rotary Club of San Antonio provided 12 teachers from Uvalde, Texas nearly $8,000 worth of Amazon Wish List items for their classrooms.

Pearl Rotarians Assist St. Vincent de Paul Society
Pearl Rotarians assisted The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Texas Council in San Antonio, TX. Hundreds of food supplies were delivered to be available for families in need in urban areas of the Alamo City.
Take Action on World Polio Day - Oct 24
Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Supporting Your Local College
The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club presented a check for $2000.00 to Northeast Lakeview College.  
Presentation of Presidential Plaques to Past Presidents
At the regularly scheduled Kenedy Rotary Club meeting August 30th, Saundra Schultz, President presented Presidential Plaques to our past Presidents. Wade Phelps 2020 - 2021 and Joe Avalos 2021 - 2022.  It was a celebratory event for sure!!!
Charity Golf Tournament
Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary Club will be having a golf tournament on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards replacement of the historical cross at Cross Mountain Park.
Upcoming Events
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Virtual Africa Peace Concert
Sep 02, 2022 3:00 PM
Mission Trail's Panda Express Fundraiser
Panda Express
Sep 04, 2022
Kerrville's 6th Annual Labor Day Walkathon
Louis Hays Park
Sep 05, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zone Institute In Minnesota (DG, DGE, DGN)
Sep 15, 2022 – Sep 18, 2022
Mission Trail's Chipolte Fundraiser
Sep 21, 2022
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