April 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Kristy Vandenberg's April Message
April's theme is Maternal & Child Health!  I know that many of you are already involved with organizations in your communities providing programs and services in this area.  When I look at the theme each month, I think about all the programs and services offered by our clubs that make us so relevant today.
Grants Management Training - April 14 
Our first Grants Management Training Seminar is on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30PM on Zoom. Each Rotary Club in the District needs to attend one of the three trainings (check the District Calendar).  Each club needs 2 Rotarians per club to be trained to be eligible for District Grants for the 2022-2023 year. Cost is $0 but you must register to receive the Zoom Link.
Meet Katie Maloan – District 5840 Global Education Grant Scholar for 2022-2023
Katie Maloan is from Oklahoma.  She is a senior at Trinity University in San Antonio and plans to graduate May 2022.  Her majors are Political Science and International Studies with minors in French and Economics.  She plans to obtain a Master’s in International Development, Paris School of International Affairs. Each Rotary Global Education Grant scholar must select from the Rotary Areas of Focus and align their program of study with this focus. 
Ukraine Response Update - March 23

Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.

In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary Districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

Register for Club Leader Training - April 30th
Come join us on Saturday, April 30 for Club Leader Training at the Winston School, 8565 Ewing Halsell Dr., San Antonio from 9AM-2PM. Cost is $30. Click to register.
Who Should Attend: Presidents-Elect, President-Nominee, Club Officers, Committee Chairs and anyone else who wishes to enhance their Rotary knowledgebase. All are Welcome!
Rotary Helps San Marcos School Fuel
School Fuel is a nonprofit in San Marcos that provides 1,000 needy k-8 students with food on weekends and over holidays, when in-school meals are not available. San Marcos Rotary was a $1,500 sponsor of the School Fuel 5k Run, and Rotarians paid to run/walk as well. In addition, Rotary had a table at the event to create awareness of the club.
I Am Rotary - Video
DGE Dwayne Hopkins created this "I Am Rotary" video from the Rotary SA Day on March 26, 2022 promoting the good work of Rotary. Click here to play video.
Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Celebrates 10 Yr Anniversary
District Governor Kristy Vandenberg was an honored guest as the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch recently celebrated it 10th anniversary during its weekly meeting.  Past District Governor Lisa Herring was invited back to be the guest speaker in a fitting tribute to her keynote address at the club’s Charter Ceremony 10 years ago.  Eleven of the original charter members were recognized and honored at the meeting along with a video presentation of the club’s 10 year. history
Rotary Leadership Institute - May 14th
The next Rotary Leadership Institute Training Session will be on Saturday, May 14th at the Spring Creek United Methodist Church - 8:30AM to 4PM. Cost is $50. Click to Register.
Donation to Hill Country Community
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary President Cindy Turner presented a check for $5,000 to Denise Rizzo with the Hill Country Community Needs Council to continue with all the good work they do for the Gillespie County community.    
Breakfast of Champions
Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club does a lot of service projects around youth and literacy, so when recently asked for volunteers to flip pancakes one Monday morning for the teachers and staff of Fredericksburg Elementary School, they were glad to send members to create heart-shaped pancakes on a cold February morning.
Rotary Clubs Working Together to Support Vulnerable Populations
The Combat Human Trafficking Satellite Club of Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary, has 4 areas of Focus: 

Oak Hills Volunteers at the SA Food Bank
Oak Hills Rotary volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturday, March 26th. Rotarians included President Rick Rhodes, Ken Donoughue, Kris Richter, Bruce Richter, Derek Matthys, Rae Saldana and Rick Tarbell. We served 112 families in 4 hours.
Boerne Rotary Partners with BISD School and Knights to Encourage Character
Today, you typically hear about bullying or violence in schools around the nation. But in Boerne ISD we have leadership that starts encouraging positive behaviors in our youth at an early age.
Rotarians Rebuild Playground
The Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Interact Club of the Winston School throw an annual party at Christmas for more than 90 children in the Shady Rest Mobile Home Park in Boerne.
Dripping Springs Rotary is Growing & Making Strides
After a long couple of years, the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs is making progress in all areas.
Fredericksburg Rotary - Tanzania Project Update
The Frerdericksburg Rotary sanitation project in Katoma is going very well. It started in mid-January, and 2 of the 7 school's facilities are almost finished. As you may recall, the total project budget is approximately $104,000. One disbursement of $26,000 was sent in January to get the project started. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Orientation
During the period of March 25-26, our four outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students participated in an extensive orientation to prepare them for their upcoming school year abroad.  
Blanco County's Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament May 9
The Rotary Club of Blanco County is hosting the Annual Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament May 9 at Vaaler Creek Golf Course in Blanco.
Oak Hills Receives Sister Club Certificate
Club Rotario Nueva Rosita Centenario AC Club President Federico “Lico” Garcia presents and Oak Hills Rotary Club President with a certificate of Sister Club.
eClub of San Antonio Literacy Project
eClub of San Antonio Literacy Project. Spring Books give away to K-5th graders at Ed Franz Elementary School Family Night.
Upcoming Events
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
Dominion Rotary Shoot for Hope
San Antonio Gun Club
Apr 07, 2022 8:00 AM
Boerne's Casino Night
Rainbow Senior Center
Apr 09, 2022
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
Apr 14, 2022 6:30 PM
New Braunfel's Hill Country Craft Beer Festival
Apr 23, 2022
Club Leader Training
Winston School
Apr 30, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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New Braunfels
San Antonio Northeast
E-Club San Antonio
Oak Hills
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