October 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
District Governor Dwayne Hopkins October Message
I am honored to be part of an amazing group of motivated Rotarians in District 5840. To be honest, Rotarians in our District inspire and motivate me every day with their generosity and devotion to service. The month of October is going to be great for our District. The Rotary International theme for October is Economic and Community Development.
Pies for Polio Challenge
Rotary District 5840 has set a goal of donating as much as we can to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund this year. This year, we introduced the PIES FOR POLIO CHALLENGE to help build awareness for our fight to end polio. If $1,000 in the District is raised DGN Steve gets the pie in the face. If $2,000 is raised DGE Monica gets the pie in the face. If $3,000 is raised DG Dwayne gets the pie if the face. If the $5,000 goals is raised or more all three (DG Dwayne, DGE Monic and DGN Steve) gets the pie in the face. Click to donate.
District Earns Top Awards At Zone
Rotary District 5840 earned 5 top awards at Zone Institute for Rotary Year 2021-22: 3 for Membership, 1 for Public Image and 1 for Foundation. Great job everyone for your hardwork and dedication! Shout out to PDG Kristy Vandenberg for her leadership!
Get Ready for 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. 
Apply Global Education Grant - Nov. 19th
As a Rotarian, you have the ability to help make someone’s graduate education (Master’s or PhD.) a reality.  How, you ask?  By identifying a person to apply for a Rotary District 5840 Global Education Grant.  The grant is for a minimum of $30,000 for a college graduate to study anywhere in the world outside the United States.
Volunteers Needed for Wonderland
Volunteers and donations needed! Here is the link for volunteer sign up: https://forms.office.com/r/6WyJG8W0ea
New Braunfels Celebrates 85 Years!
The Rotary Club of New Braunfels is celebrating 85 years of service and invites you to join them for what is sure to be a spectacular evening on Oct. 19th at the McKenna Event Center! VIP sponsorship packages and reserved tables are available, as well as single general admission tickets. Buy tickets: bit.ly/3JW4ROr
Sister Club Receives School Supplies
The Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary provided school supplies for the children of Piedras Negras for the upcoming school year.

SA South Cleans Up
YOUR Rotary Club of San Antonio South picked up trash along the SE Military Dr. Rd corridor. Thank you to all those came out to help Saturday, Sept. 10, with Highway Cleanup. We filled 24 large bags of trash in addition to large items such as a tire and a car bumper. We had 17 awesome volunteers demonstrating what "Service Above Self" really means. Thanks also to the guys from Lambda Theta Phi, Alumni Chapter, who joined us.
WIN $10,000 in GOLD!
Oak Hills Rotary Club Annual GOLD RAFFLE event! Sponsored by Myron's Prime Steakhouse and the Principle Auto Group. Tickets are $100 each, each ticket allows 2 people to enjoy Myron’s delicious food, drinks and entertainment. Hosted by the Mini of San Antonio dealership.
Canyon Lake's Pints for Polio Event
You're invited to attend Canyon Lake's 9th Annual Pints for Polio Event on November 2 from 6PM to 9PM at the BAJA ICEHOUSE & GRILL. Sponsors and tickets are available canyonlakerotary@gvtc.com or 830.832.7383
Beeville Clean Up Continues
On Saturday, September 10th, members of the Beeville Rotary Club together with the Beeville Interact Club participated in the third street clean-up to make Beeville a cleaner city.  With the support of the City of Beeville and a donation from Walmart for supplies, garbage bag pick-up was accomplished.  The Beeville Rotary Club plans to continue this clean-up effort several times throughout the year as needed.
Rotary Club of Blanco County Conducts Coats and Blankets Drive
The Rotary Club of Blanco County is gathering coats and blankets from the Blanco community to provide to refugees in northern Mexico.

Spreading the Four Way Test
All three Rotary clubs of Fredericksburg worked together to distribute activity books and talk about the Four-Way Test with the 3rd graders at Fredericksburg Elementary. It was a great experience! Thanks to all club members that participated.
Boerne Hosts Italian Student
Boerne Rotary  Club (Noontime) has been privileged to host students from around the world for many years. Here is Rubin Cardenas, Past President & Rotary Youth Lane Director, picking up Filippo at the airport. Filippo is our youth exchange student from Italy who is looking forward to attending high school in Boerne and in learning about America.
Kerrville Packs Meals for the Hungry
Kerrville Rotary was joined by volunteers from Schreiner University to pack meals for Rise Against Hunger. They packed 15,120 meals to feed the hungry.
Rotary Supports City 
The city of Fair Oaks Ranch received a huge assist from its community partner Rotary Club with a Hazardous Waste Collection Day. 
Teacher's Wish List Filled
After participating in the “Stuff the Bus” campaign, The Rotary Club of San Antonio South asked the teachers of Graebner Elementary, located in SAISD, what their “wish list” would be. Schools receive many different supplies, but often the teachers “wish list” is overlooked.
Wimberley's Trick O' Read
Each year the Rotary Club of Wimberley joins other community organizations on Halloween in meeting on the town square to give treats to the children trick o’ treating. As part of their literacy projects, Wimberley Rotary gives out hundreds of beautiful books to the community’s children. We call the event Trick O’Read, and Rotarians dress up in costumes to give out the goodies. See you October 31!
Beeville Rotary Club Human Trafficking Educational Program
On the evening of September 29th, the Beeville Rotary Club sponsored a well-attended educational program to combat human trafficking.  The speaker was Susan Burkholder, a Rotarian, and Community Engagement educator from Ransomed Life.
Upcoming Events
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club Pigout BBQ 2022
Tusculum Brewing Company
Oct 08, 2022
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Charity Golf Tournament
Lady Bird Golf Course
Oct 10, 2022
San Marco's McAlister's Deli Fundraiser
Oct 11, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mission Trail's Fundraiser at Willie's Grill
Oct 12, 2022
Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound Interviews
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Oct 15, 2022
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