March 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins March Message
I am so excited to announce the location of the 2023 Rotary District 5840 Conference. The Conference will be at the UTSA Sports Complex in San Antonio on 6 May 2023Please go to the district page and sign up. This one-day event is designed for everyone in the district and will only cost $50 with lunch. Club leadership training will be provided for President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and other key positions. We will also announce the Club of the Year, Rotarian of the Year and other top awards at this event. Clearly, this is an all-attend district event. Come on out, wear your favorite professional football shirt/jersey and have fun. We will start at 9:00 a.m. and be finished by 5:00 p.m.
District Conference & Club Leader Training
Join us Saturday, May 6th for the District Conference & Club Leader Training at the UTSA Sports Complex 9AM-5PM in San Antonio. The event includes lunch and snacks. Cost is $50/person. Come on out, wear your favorite professional football shirt/jersey and have fun. Click to Register.
Public Image Training - March 29
Join us on Wednesday, March 29th at 6PM on Zoom for a special Public Image Training Seminar on how to Promote your Club - Inspire your Community using a People of Action Campaign.
Rotary Rockstar Challenge - Opportunity to Win a Cash Prize
Did you hear the news? There is now an opportunity to win a cash prize for completing the Rotary Rockstar Challenge! There are only five tasks. We KNOW you can get them all done before the May 1 deadline.
Global Education Grant Scholar - Katie Maloan
“Hi from Katie Maloan, Rotary District 5840 Global Education Grant Scholar in Geneva, Switzerland!”
Boerne Sunrise Rotary Sponsors New Interact Club
The Boerne Sunrise Rotary has sponsored a brand new Interact Club at Boerne High School. This enthusiastic group of young scholars is shown here with their faculty advisor, Ashlea Windsor, on their community service project. The Interactors and their advisor cleaned pens at the local Kendall County Animal Shelter. They fed and walked the dogs and learned that “service above self” can also be fun.
Beeville Rotary Days of Service
Here are Beeville Rotarians with "service above self" smiles.  The early Saturday morning clean-up service project also put smiles on the faces of the Beeville residents who were happy to see another road full of paper and plastic cleared of such waste.  

The Four Way Test
While serving as volunteer coaches / mentors, club members have incorporated Rotary's Four Way Test into the First Tee's Life Skills curriculum for residents of a local youth home. Early exposure to Rotary's foundational values has truly been an empowering experience for these young citizens.

Oak Hills Volunteers at Basura Bash
Oak Hills Rotarians volunteered at the 28th Annual Basura Bash to clean up of the San Antonio tributaries and waterways. 22.81 tons of trash was collected.
Days of Service Blood Drive
Rotary Club of Kerrville Blood Drive on Fri March 3rd was a great success. Thanks to #crenwelgemotors for allowing us to collect blood at their location and to everyone who came by and donated the "gift of life". #District5840RotaryDaysofService #kerrvillerotary
Welcome to My World
DG Dwayne (aka Floyd Wayne) will donate profits from this cover song "Welcome to My World" to the Rotary Foundation from 21 Feb - 21 April 2023. Just go to the Amazon site (see site link below) and contribute 99 cents. Then, download the song by DG Dwayne (aka Wayne Floyd).  Let's help the Rotary Foundation do great things around the world. Amazon Link to download here only 99 cent... Hear sample of cover song "Welcome To My World" here
Green and Cream Pints for Polio
The Rotary Club of Ballinger will be hosting a Pints for Polio fundraiser on March 17th from 5-8pm on 8th Street in Ballinger. Partnering with the City of Ballinger, The Coffee Haus on Main and other local businesses, the Rotary Club of Ballinger will have live music from the Davis Brothers Band, after hours shopping in which many local businesses will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Pints for Polio. So come out, listen to some music, make a donation and drink some green beer!

Fun and Fund Raising at Casino Night
This past January 21st was The Rotary Club of Boerne's Annual Fundraiser - Casino Night. This well attended event was held at Mark Motors in Boerne and featured Casino games, dinner, many prizes and raffles. Funds raised will go to support local and international non-profits.
San Marcos Sponsors Golf Scramble for Scholarships
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is sponsoring a Scramble 4 Scholarships on Friday, May 12 to fund scholarships for San Marcos area high school seniors. The event will be held at the Double J Ranch Golf Club in Woodcreek, just outside Wimberley. The cost is $150 for individuals or $500 for a team. Beverage, meal, and a title sponsor are being sought. Contact event chair Scott Yarbrough at 512-214-8730 or email
Cupid's Bow Bash Fundraiser
The Fredericksburg Rotary Club held a very successful Cupid's Bow Bash fundraiser on February 13. The sold-out event featured dancing to the music of the Bob Appel Band, a catered dinner, 100-item silent auction and a wine pull. The event raised over $32,000 to benefit our Club's Scholarship, Toys for Tots and Literacy programs.
Blanco Club Assists at Middle School Educational Event
Rotarians Anne Marie Morgan, Harvie Lindeman and Tracy Barr assisted with set up and serving lunch at the Blanco Middle School Educational Event held February 10. During the event students attended presentations on topics such as healthy eating, substance abuse prevention, mental health awareness, kindness, healthy relationships, and all around health goals.
Danforth winners of Rotary Loves Readers
The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce the winner and runner up of the third Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year. 
Upcoming Events
March Theme: Water and Sanitation Month
Mar 01, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023
World Rotaract Week
Mar 13, 2023 – Mar 19, 2023
Ballinger's Pints for Polio Event
Mar 17, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound Second Orientation
The Other Place
Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Public Image Seminar
Zoom Meeting
Mar 29, 2023
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Deadline for Discounted Registration RI Melbourne
Mar 31, 2023
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