September 2019
News From Around District 5840
DG Message for September
Hurricane Dorian left part of the Bahamas devastated.   Rotarians always respond with help very quickly.   Reading the article from District 6990 the need is for cash and they are set up to accept donations.  As was the experience with Harvey,   lots of stuff arrives and can not be used or is the wrong stuff.   Cash can help buy the right stuff and right services.   Please see the Donation section and be generous.   We always remember how Rotarians around the world were generous with Harvey.
Thank You,
John Hutcherson
District Governor 2019-20
Hurricane Dorian Relief

This week the Bahamas took a direct hit from category 5 Hurricane Dorian, with winds that reached 180 miles per hour. This storm has battered these islands and the rebuilding process will take years.

Grand Bahama island has 5 Rotary clubs and is part of Rotary District 6990. Rotary District 6990 has secured a 181-foot ship and begun the efforts to fill four (4) 20-foot containers with needed supplies to aid in the Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts. The local Rotary Clubs will be collecting items and packing them for the first shipment by this weekend.  Click here to see how you can help.

Rotary Foundation Seminar on October 5
Join the District 5840 Rotary Foundation Committee for a Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, October 5 from 9am to 2pm at the Kroc Center.  Here are some of the things you will learn: how to use online reports, fundraising and recognition, grants, End Polio Now, scholarships, using the Learning Center, relationship with club membership committee, major gifts and Million Dollar Dinner.  To register, click here.  You must be signed in.
Back To School With Rotary
The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos gathered last Friday at the community classroom at CTMC to organize school supplies, prepare 340 individual packets of supplies, and pack them in banana boxes for delivery to 2 isolated villages across the border in Mexico (in partnership with Mision De Candelilla) , as well as to the Hays Caldwell Women's Center and the Crisis Bread Basket.  
Bon Voyage to RYE Outbound Student
Did you know that Seguin Rotary Club has hosted OVER 76 inbound and outbound exchange students all over the world!? Last week, they said goodbye to the club’s outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student Reid Skinner, as he sets off to the Canary Islands, Spain. Reid’s parents Melissa and Mike have hosted many exchange students here so this is not there first experience with our program! Pictured here is Kathy Meurin who is involved with our youth in Rotary District 5840 - South Central Texas and inbound student Melodie from France. A previous exchange student Bibiana Klasz who was in town visiting and Reid our outbound student!
Back-to-School Fiesta
A large group from Wimberley Rotary helped out at the Back-to-School Fiesta Saturday at the United Methodist Church. We distributed and provided backpacks and handed out books to all the kids who wanted one. I'd say 400 or so children went through the Fiesta, and we gave out probably 200 to 300 books. This is just one of our programs in our Rotary Loves Readers project.
The Rotary Club of Blanco County in partnership with the Blanco County Emergency Medicals Service (EMS) are providing “Save a Life Kits” for citizens in our community . The population of Blanco County is over 11,000 people and the effort is being made by the Rotary for each family home to have a kit. 
Rotarians deliver school supplies across the border
Rotary represntatives from Boerne Sunrise Rotary ClubRotary Club of Hondo-D'HanisFredericksburg Morning Rotary and Rotary Club of Del Rio, Texas joined with the 2 Rotary clubs in Ciudad Acuña to pack and deliver school supplies to 4 elementary and kindergarten schools in C. Acuña . It was a great day of service!
Blanco Middle School Receives Grant for Computers
The Rotary Club of Blanco County, in partnership with the Blanco Education Foundation, recently awarded the Blanco Middle School (BMS) $8000 for purchase of a bank of 25 new laptop computers and a mobile cart.
Kerrville Morning Spruces Up Hill Country Veterans Center
Enthusiastic volunteers from Kerrville Morning Rotary have been busy demonstrating support for local veterans by recently sprucing up the Hill Country Veterans Center landscape. The Veterans Center was once a National Guard armory and was turned over to the veteran's group in 2013.
San Antonio Serves Downtown Migrant Resource Center
The Rotary Club of San Antonio partnered with Travis Park Church to help the children at the Migrant Resource Center downtown.  Club members sewed, stuffed and decorated Puente Pal dolls that were later distributed to the children at the Center.
Upcoming Events
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019
Charter Night for District 5840 Passport Club
La Fogata Restaurant
Sep 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Randolph Metro's 23rd Annual Fair Way Golf
Sep 16, 2019
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
San Saba's 5th Annual Golf Tournament
San Saba River Golf Course
Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Multi-Club Pints For Polio
Sep 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fredericksburg Morning's 10th Annual Kraut Run
Fredericksburg Middle School
Oct 05, 2019 8:30 AM
District 5840 Rotary Foundation Seminar
Kroc Center
Oct 05, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
North Central's Willie's Fundraiser
Oct 07, 2019 4:00 PM
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