January 2020
News From Around District 5840
DG John Hutcherson's January Message
 We Are People of Action!!!!
The most enjoyable part of my visits with our Rotary Clubs is listening to you talk about the service projects done by your Club.  In your faces, I see excitement about what you do in your community and across the globe.  The balance of this Newsletter highlights service!!!!!   
Ballinger Rotary Club Toy Drive Donation
Ballinger Rotary Club presents a check to Sheriff Carl Squyres for the Runnels County Sheriff's Office Annual Toy Drive.
Rotary Club of Blanco County Helps Celebrate Johnson City Light Nights
Members of the Rotary Club of Blanco county offered support to Johns on City.  Connie Cox, Sid Cox, Jan Gass and Jerry Gaas help direct pedestrian traffic across main Street. 
Katoma, Tanzania - Water Catchment Project
The water catchment project initiated by the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg and funded by the Nimitz Rotary Club, Fredericksburg Morning Club, Rotary Club of New Braunfels and Rotary Club of Canyon Lake as well as a District 5840 Grant and individual Rotarian contributions is well under way.
Valero Energy Foundation Supports 2020 RYLA
The Valero Energy Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant in support of the upcoming 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference.  The funds will enable additional high school juniors from underprivileged communities throughout the district who otherwise would not have been able to attend the upcoming January 17-20 conference.
34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN)
The Alamo Heights Rotary Club will present its 34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) on April 17th, 2020, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus.The event is an official San Antonio Fiesta® Commission event.
A Busy Rotary Foundation January
Our outbound global education grant scholar, Chinelo Nwokem from Texas State, will be in Houston one weekend this month for training with other Texas scholars.  Chinelo is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Marcos and will be pursuing a graduate degree in Global Health and Development at the University College of London.  Her undergraduate major is microbiology and her goal is to be a global travelling physician.  Hers is a $30,000 grant funded by district Rotarians as part of their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.
Christmas Dinner for Families in Need 
Another success annual Holiday Eve of Giving Dinner. This year our Rotary Club Of San Antonio South sponsored 2 families...The Rodriguez Family from East Central ISD & the Garza Family from Somerset ISD.
Fair Oaks Rotary Holiday Party
The Fair Oaks Ranch Club held a festive Holiday Party December 11th at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club.  Over 40 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and a fun-filled evening that was highlighted by a white elephant gift exchange hosted by Rotarian Tom McKeown.  Penny Sawyer and Jane Burton served as event coordinators and went beyond Service Above Self to orchestrate a memorable night of joy and friendship. 
Warrior And Family Support Center
For the past five years, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club (AHRC) has been providing support to the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC) at Joint Base San Antonio, Ft Sam Houston.  Wounded/injured military personnel are being rehabilitated, treated and cared for at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and the Center for the Intrepid. Children and  family members come to visit and assist in recovery and often arrive with nothing to take care of themselves.
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Volunteers at Walk to End Alzheimer’s
November 9, 2019 was the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Lady Bird Johnson Park in Fredericksburg.  They made a presentation to the club a couple of weeks before,
Seguin Rotary Christmas Party
Rotary Club of Seguin Christmas Party was held at the Aumont, in the very room where our clubs first meeting took place in March 1933.
Eagle Pass and Interact Clubs Promote Literacy

Rotarians and Interact Club students will arrived at Ray H. Darr Elementary at noon on Friday, December 13th to read to first, second and third graders with Santa hats, books and candy in tow.

Upcoming Events
San Antonio's Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
Travis Park
Dec 02, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020
January Theme - Vocational Service
Jan 01, 2020 – Jan 31, 2020
Million Dollar Dinner
San Antonio Country Club
Jan 17, 2020
RYLA Camp 2020
John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
Jan 17, 2020 – Jan 20, 2020
Boerne's 6th Annual Casino Night
Mark Motors
Jan 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Resolution
Feb 01, 2020 – Feb 28, 2020
Rotary Leadership Institute
Spring Creek United Methodist Church
Feb 08, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
New Braunfel's Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
Stelzen Haus/ Wurstfest Grounds
Feb 15, 2020 8:00 AM
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New Braunfels
San Antonio
San Antonio North Central
Eagle Pass
Fredericksburg Morning
San Marcos
Hondo D'Hanis 
Alamo Ranch
Alamo Heights
Oak Hill
San Antonio
Mission Trail
San Antonio at the Dominion
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