December 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG John Hutcherson's December Message
Our Rotary Clubs do amazing service in our communities and across the globe.   As I visit our Rotary Clubs I ask about their service projects and I hear wonderful stories of service.   Stories about feeding the homeless,  stories about helping homeless school children with supplies and special tutoring, stories about literacy programs in our communities and Mexico, stories about park and highway cleanup, And many more!
Dwayne Hopkins Selected DG 2022-23
Dwayne Hopkins is the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1,2022.   He is a member of the San Antonio West Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 2008.   He has been active in District activities and served 5 years as Assistant Governor.  
We welcome Dwayne to our Governor Chain as the District Governor Nominee Designate.   One of his first jobs in this capacity is Ranger at Lone Star PETS. Read his biography.
District Interact Conference
The District Interact Conference was a huge success! 109 Interact members from 10 schools participated in fun activities, shared ideas, and gave an account of projects/activities completed, and their goals for the remainder of the school year.
You're Invited to the San Antonio Holiday Event
All Rotarians are invited to join the San Antonio Club for their Holiday Event, on Thursday December 5th, 2019 for the opening of the Rotary Ice Rink from 6PM-9Pm at the St. Anthony Hotel - Rooftop Bar. Cost is $25 per person.  Admission to the ice rink and skate rental included with reservation. Contact to RSVP or call 210-222-8242 X11.
Kerrville Morning Packs Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
This past week, the Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) was joined by Past District 5840 Governor Jan Livingston who helped the club members pack shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for boys and girls.
Mission Trail Rotary Club Combines Fitness and Philanthropy for Local Non-Profits
The first Saturday of December holds a special place for the members of Mission Trail Rotary Club and their grantees. Through their charity, MTR Charities Inc., the Mission Trail Rotary Club produces the Mission to Mission Charity Bike Tour (M2M) annually and is celebrating the 21st ride this year.
Fair Oaks Rotary Salutes Veterans & Families
The Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club held a special salute to Veterans at its weekly luncheon on Wednesday, November 13th, at the Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club.  
Wimberley's Halloween Trick Or Read
For the 9th year, the Wimberley Rotarians set up tables on the Wimberley Square and at Deercreek Nursing Center on Halloween to hand out over 1200 new books and magazines to eager kids. 
Rotary Loves Readers in Wimberley
The Rotary Club of Wimberley is happy to announce the winner and runner up of the first Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked Danforth Junior High students to write journal entries based on a recently read novel. 
Canyon Lake Supports Local Non-Profits
This month two non-profits received much-needed monetary help from the Canyon Lake Rotary Club.  The New Braunfels Christians Ministries, that includes 280 children in a program called Kids Club, received two gifts: 
Blue Santa Program Kerrville Satellite Rotary Club
The holidays are just around the corner and once again the Kerrville Satellite Rotary Club will be partnering with Kerrville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association to provide the food for the families who have been approved to receive toys and clothes from the Blue Santa program.
Royal Carribean Cruise Raffle 2020
It’s that time of year again to start thinking about the sale of raffle tickets for our district’s annual Rotary Foundation fundraiser.  Club President must send a request for tickets from Foundation Chair, Jerry Hardy. 
Blanco Rotarians Assist with Elementary School’s Homework Center
Blanco Elementary School’s Principal, Jowie Walker, has initiated a Homework Center this school year to assist students in grades 2 - 5 with their daily homework.  
Hays County Rotary Social
The Hays County Rotary Clubs of Kyle, San Marcos and Wimberley gathered together for a social on November 7th at the Hays City Store in Driftwood, Texas.  More than 50 were in attendance.  The clubs sponsored non-alcoholic drinks, chips, queso, salsa, and guacamole. 
Successful Morgan's Wonderland "More Delightful Than Frightful" Halloween Eve
As one of the Chair's for District 5840's Halloween Event I would like to thank each and everyone of you that participated in "Morgan's Wonderland More Delightful than Frightful 2019" Event. We had over 100 adult volunteers and so many Interactor's I lost count.
Kerrville Rotary Club hosts free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
On November 8th, 2019 the Kerrville Rotary Club hosted its fourth Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast of consisted of free breakfast, the local color guard presenting the colors, local Rotarians sharing breakfast with our Veterans and Thank You notes from local elementary schools for the Veterans. “The notes will make you cry,” said event organizer, Donna Peterson.
Fredericksburg Morning's Dictionary Project
The Fredericksburg Elementary School fifth graders again each received their own personal dictionary/thesaurus from the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club.  They are used in the classroom all year and during the STAAR test, and then belong to the students.  If you look carefully, Amber LeMaster's class is holding letters to spell out, "Thank you, Morning Rotary!"
Upcoming Events
December Theme - Disease & Prevention Treatment
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
San Antonio's Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink
Travis Park
Dec 02, 2019 – Jan 04, 2020
San Antonio Northeast's Willie's Spirit Night
Willie's Grill & Icehouse - Hill Country Location
Dec 04, 2019 4:00 PM
San Antonio's Holdiay Event
St. Anthony Hotel - Rooftop Bar
Dec 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Beeville's 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Beeville Art Museum
Dec 05, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
San Antonio Mission Trail's Charity Ride
Dec 07, 2019
Gonzalez's Winterfest Breakfast with Santa
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Dec 07, 2019 9:00 AM
Deadline for Early Bird Registration for RI Honolu
Dec 15, 2019
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