February 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins February Message
February 27th through March 4 is Rotary District 5840 Service Project Week. Rotary clubs all around District 5840 can maximize opportunities around service projects in local communities or even combine projects with several clubs. Please use local social media to push efforts and information on all the great work Rotarians are doing in the community. This of course is centered around Rotary Service Project Day at McAllister Park that is sponsored by the San Antonio Rotary Club on 4 March.  Registration for this project starts at 9:00 a. with work efforts going from 10a.m. – 2p.m. More details the park sign-up can be found at this link https://rotary5840.org/event/rotary-day-sa-2023/
Congratulations - Rotary Club of La Cantera 
We are proud to announce the chart of our newest Club - Rotary Club of La Cantera! They chartered on January 26th with 23 members. 
Rotary Day SA 2023 - Save the Date!
Join us for the 5th annual Rotary Day SA! Rotary Day SA brings together Rotarians from all over the district for a day of service to the community. This year will be a cleanup day at on Saturday, March 4th 10AM-2PM at McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Rotarians will pick up trash, spread mulch and paint picnic tables. Sign up here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GK6Y83Y
100th Year Celebration
The Rotary Club of Kenedy, Texas #1908, celebrates their 100th year Feb. 7, 2023, at the Second Street Art Gallery, Kenedy. Guest Speaker, Kristen Salazar, District Governor Nominee, representing District 5840. Also on this day, the City of Kenedy, places a RI road sign the very first displayed on the main highway of 181.

San Marcos Hosts Casino Night March 4
The Rotary Club of San Marcos is hosting a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Commemorative Air Force Centex Wing, 1841 Airport RdBldg 2249 San Marcos, TX 78666.

Snacks for Vets
The Rotary Club of San Antonio was proud to help the veterans at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home. The club purchased and packed snack bags after a recent Rotary meeting. The snack packs are used as prizes at the facility's daily bingo game. We paced over 200 bags for our wonderful vets!

Oak Hills End of Year Holiday Celebration
Oak Hills Rotarians and spouses attended the Holiday Party with Food, Fun and Fellowship. Everyone shared moments of laughter and cheer. Thank you to Farm Bureau Bank for sponsoring the space.
Funds for the Golden Hub Senior Center
Cindy Turner presents a check to a representative from the Golden Hub Community Center for $1,050. The funds were raised at a Bunco and Vino event held at Wildseed Farms VIneyards.
Funds donation to the Hill Country Needs Council
Jimmy Culp presents a check for $2,400 to Cindy Hefiner of the Hill Country Needs Council earmarked for their Food for Kids Program.

Casino Night Fundraiser with the San Antonio Airport Rotary Club
Come and join Casino Night with the San Antonio Airport Rotary Club on Saturday, February 18th, 2023, at the Petroleum Club located on the 7th floor of 8620 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78217 United States.
Pleasanton Rotary supports the PJHS Helping Closet
A team of dedicated educators at PISD are working to provide assistance with hygiene, clothing and food items to students in need. The Pleasanton Rotary Club is supporting their efforts though financial donations, in-kind donations, and an ongoing relationship with a Club member’s online Ebay clothing store to meet specific needs.
Oak Hills Adopts Family During the Holidays
Oak Hills Rotary adopted a family of 4 at Christmas time. Rotarians shopped for various items requested and wrapped the gifts. Thank you to club Secretary, Veronica Ruse and DG Dwayne Hopkins for helping deliver the wonderful cheer to the family.

Fredericksburg High School Interact Students
Fredericksburg High School students visited our Club meeting on January 23 to talk about their wonderful experiences at RYLA and their Interact Club accomplishments. Interact Club activities this school year included raising $350 for Toys for Tots of Gillespie County.

Painting The Park Basketball Courts
Rotarians at work at 7:45am Saturday January 28th Painting basketball lines at the DeLeon park Basketball courts were resurfacing in October and the court lines were not painted.

San Angelo Club Raises $6300 at Annual Shrimpfest.
The San Angelo Rotary club, which is 70 member strong, raised over $6300 at their annual Shrimpfest in October. The club disperses the funds to a different nonprofit every year. This year the recipient was House of Faith, a citywide children’s and youth ministry that brings Jesus to the lives of hundreds of youth through after school programs and Bible study. Join us in San Angelo in October 2023 for all-you-can-eat shrimp, coleslaw, beans, and iced tea!
Fredericksburg Rotary Katoma Water Project
Fredericksburg Rotary Club joined with five other Clubs to construct rainwater catchment tanks, toilets, handwashing facilities, septic tanks and incinerators for sanitary napkins at seven public schools in northwest Tanzania. 
Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community
Visit the District's Public Image Resource page to access resources, templates and media contacts to share your club’s stories of impact and show your community we are #PeopleOfAction! You'll find training videos, templates, tools, a direct link to RI's NEW and improved Brand Center and MORE. Click Here.

San Antonio at the Dominion Supports RYLA
Our members this year chaperoned at RYLA, raised money to send additional students from communities who were not served by any Rotary Clubs, i.e. not covered by the District's annual $400/club dues assessment.
Upcoming Events
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb 01, 2023 – Feb 28, 2023
San Antonio Airport's Casino Night
The Petroleum Club
Feb 18, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lone Star PETS DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 23, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
Rotary's 118th Birthday
Feb 23, 2023
District Early Act Celebration
The Winston
Feb 25, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary District 5840 Service Project Week
Feb 27, 2023 – Mar 04, 2023
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