March 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG John Hutcherson's March Message
We just got home from Lone Star PETS.  That is President Elect's Training Seminar for RI Club presidents in 9 Districts in Texas and Oklahoma. This is the first time I was a facilitator for the PE group. We talked about leadership. service, public image, and club growth with about 45 PE's of medium sized clubs. 
Newest Members of Arch Klumph Society-Trustees Circle
Today, we are excited to announce that Doug and Sue Whinnery are now members of the Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle! Thank you Doug and Sue for your generosity in support of the Rotary Foundation. And, thank you for your very long term strong support for District 5840. 
Long Time Rotarian Awarded Honorary Membership
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) President, Jon Tilley, has awarded an Honorary Membership to Rotarian John Aceti.
Rotarians Host BBQ for Senior Center
The 11th Annual Western BBQ Night and Dance was held on Thursday, January 30th at the GRASP (Greater Randolph Area Senior Project) Senior Center.  San Antonio Northeast Rotarians teamed up with our fellow Rotarians in the Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club for this annual service project to host an evening of fun for the seniors in the community that frequent the GRASP Senior Center. 
February Rotary Leadership Seminar
Rotary District 5840 held a Rotary Leadership Institute seminar on Saturday, February 8th in Boerne, TX.  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
Join Us For Rotary Day SA 2020
Inviting all San Antonio area Rotarians to the 3rd annual Rotary Day SA on Saturday, March 21, 2020! Join your fellow Rotarians as we come together to make a huge impact in the community. Interact, Rotaract and children 10 and older are welcomed! We will be working at both  Elmendorf Lake Park and Martinez Park - doing gardening, litter removal, painting and playground mulching. We are seeking 250 volunteers for Rotary Day SA 2020. Contact to sign-up.
Blood Drive Battle
Jourdanton Rotary hosted a Blood Drive in December challenging the Pleasanton Rotary to a “Blood Drive Battle.” Jourdanton gave 31 units to Pleasanton’s 42 units. Not bad for our first drive. We are looking forward to our next battle.
Rotary Exchange Students Attend Rodeo
The six Rotary Exchange Youth Exchange Students enjoyed an afternoon at the San Antonio Rodeo on Sunday February 16.  The students, from Brazil, Argentina, France, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. 
2nd Annual Bikes 4 Kids 4 a Cause
Jourdanton Rotary sponsored a Bike Raffle in December. We had the participation of 20+ local businesses, raffled off over 20 bikes, raised over $1,700 which was donated to the newly formed Jourdanton Education Foundation and gave $500 to a lucky winner as a prize. 
Fair Oaks Ranch Hosts Schlotzsky’s CEO
and Yellow Rose Staging Owner
Cary Albert, CEO of the Dallas-based Albert Restaurant Group and owner of numerous Scholtzsky’s in the San Antonio, Austin and DFW regions, delivered an entertaining speech to the Fair Oaks Ranch Club on February 5th regarding his experience in the restaurant industry. 
Blanco County's Brain Fitness Program
The program has grown to two times a month going to nursing homes, senior Nursing care and other group centers.  The Rotarin team is lead by our amazing project guide, Anne-Maria Morgan. This group of ladies at Johnson City, Texas have been meeting for several months enjoying all the brain fitness activities. 
San Marcos Celebrates Successful Fundraiser
San Marcos Rotary Club raised $7,000 from their Annual Wine Tasting and Casino Night on February 8, 2020. We had a wonderful turn out that exceeded expectations. We are so excited to get things ready for next year when we celebrate our 100th year anniversary! We invite everyone to like us on FaceBook to keep updated on all our news and events! 
Rotary Club of Wimberley’s Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Sarah Myers!  Mrs. Myers, who teaches Focus Special Education at Wimberley High School, was recognized as the Rotary Club of Wimberley’s Teacher of the Month.  
Canyon Lake's Romantic Rendezvous
Canyon Lake's sold-out 12th annual Valentine’s Day event was a tremendous success – again!   The 300 plus attendees boot-scooted their way to country western music, dined on succulent beef, purchased silent and live actions items, all for the benefit of the youth fellowships the club supports.   Join us next year!
Save the Date - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival
The spring fundraiser for the Rotary Club of New Braunfels is the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival, April 18 from 1pm to 6pm, with VIP entrance beginning at 12noon, at Rockin’ R on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Gruene. Tickets will go on sale March 1,
New Marketplatz at Wurstfest
Wurstfest is a 10-day salute to sausage that is a 59-year tradition in New Braunfels. Each year hundreds of thousands of festival attendees enjoy all the foods, fun, and beer that Wurstfest has to offer. 
Rotary Ribbon Cutting of Basketball Pavillion
Fredericksburg Morning Rotary just completed another major project for our community, a basketball pavilion with multiple courts.A group of young adults came to asking for help building these courts.
Katoma Water Project Completed
The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg is proud to announce the completion of the Katoma Water Project in Africa! It was a very happy and monumental day for the villagers. Jim Harris and the International Services Projects Committee are looking at more ways to participate with District 5840 & Rotary International to bring more clean water to more people that are without it.
Calling All Veterans!
We are looking at starting a San Antonio Military Rotary Club. First, I would like for you to consider being a member of this special San Antonio Military Rotary Club. Second, In order to do this, I need you to put on your thinking caps and reach out to your military friends/contact list. Our goal is to have 20 members by 15 March, 2020 who are committed to service-above-self.
Upcoming Events
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020
Kerrville's 3rd Annual 1st Responders Benefit Golf
The Club at Comanche Trace
Mar 20, 2020
Rotary Day SA 2020
Mar 21, 2020 8:00 AM
San Antonio South's Charity Golf Tournament
Republic Golf Club
Mar 27, 2020
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2020 – Apr 30, 2020
San Antonio at the Dominion's Annual SportingClay
San Antonio Gun Club
Apr 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Blanco County's Annual Charity Golf Classic
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Apr 06, 2020
San Antonio's Rotary Golf Classic
AT & T Canyons Course
Apr 09, 2020 8:30 AM
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